FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #28
TO DIRECTOR, FBI
FROM SAC, WFO
THE ORGANIZATIONS OF AMERICA
CITIZENS OF WASHINGTON, INC.
Re WFO airtel, 8/5/58, captioned as above, advising, UACB, WFO
would on 8/7/58 review films left at Bryon, Inc., 1226 Wisconsin
Ave., N.W., by the Academy of Scientology, 1812 19th St., N.W.
On 8/7/58 [BLACKED OUT] advised [BLACKED OUT] that the film
and sound recordings delivered to that company by the Academy of
Scientology were in connection with the Congress of Scientologists
held at the Shoreham Hotel, WDC., about 7/4/58.. The film and sound
recordings were delivered to that company by [BLACKED OUT] who
desired sound and film be synchronized. [BLACKED OUT] stated there
is approximately 12,000 feet of film, representing six one hour
lectures and that the cost to the Academy of Scientology would be
about $3500. [BLACKED OUT] stated the lecturer in connection with
the above is unknown to him but that this individual criticized the
Director of the FBI at one point in his introductory address.
[BLACKED OUT] on 8/7/58 monitored the sound portion of the
lectures at [BLACKED OUT] It was determined through motion picture
film and photographs maintained at WFO that the speaker throughout
is L. RON HUBBARD, founder of Scientology, born 3/13/11.
In these lectures, HUBBARD goes into the theory of Scientology
and said this science is [illegible] year old and making progress
throughout the world in an effort to change
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civilization. He described Scientology as that science which
attempts to "set free" the individual in order to increase his
creativeness and tolerance. He said there are branch offices of
Scientology in New Zealand, Australia, England, and Africa. He
criticized the present society and said that now that the
government has produced the hydrogen bomb it would seem to indicate
that the end goal of government is killing more people faster.
He mentioned that in the past 8 years there has been only one
president of the U.S. and added "as if we have had one." He
criticized psychology, psychiatry, and religion.
HUBBARD mentioned he has had dealings with criminals, having
been a policeman at one time. He said the "FBI thinks there's such
a thing as a criminal mind--always a big joke; there's a criminal
mind and a non-criminal mind. The FBI has never shown me a
non-criminal mind. Of course these are terrible things to
say--simply comments on J. EDGAR who is an awfully good
guy--stupid, but awfully good."
HUBBARD, in mentioning branch offices throughout the world,
stated there are some countries who are "still in blackness," and
applied this to the Russian-Asian section. He said this section
would like to "sweep" into other countries and said there must be
a correlation in the adoption of totally materialistic views by a
country and inability to communicate.
From the above, it would appear that HUBBARD is non-sympathetic
to the Soviet Union. Indices of WFO have no subversive references
to L. RON HUBBARD. D.C. telephone directory shows Dr. L. RON
HUBBARD, Sr., as residing at 1812 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
No comments were made to employees of [BLACKED OUT] concerning
the above material by the reviewing agent. No further action
contemplated re this matter by WFO.
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