FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #45
Mar. 24, illegible year, probably 1961]
J. Edgar Hoover - F.B.I.
U.S. Dept. Of Justice
Washington 25, D.C.
Dear Mr. Hoover,
I wrote you requesting a list of all subversive organizations
operating within our country.
Since that time, I have read your book on "Masters of Deceit"
and wish to know about a particular organization. It is called The
Founding Church of Scientology" and "Academy of Scientology" 1812
19th St Washington, D.C.
I even wrote a letter to President Kennedy about this, the
science of making able men more able. I have received literature
called Ability Magazines and enrolled as a student, thinking that
sometime I might attend this school. But, since I heard [BLACKED
OUT] speak to our club and in reading your book, I wish to know
more about it from the standpoint of someone who has fought and is
fighting communism in our country.
I am truly concerned about this because, first and foremost, I
am an American citizen and do realize that communism is gaining
ground in our country as well as other countries.
I am [line cut off by xeroxing] but it is something I must know.
I had even left my own Catholic church here in [BLACKED OUT] but
plan to go back on Easter Sunday. I realize what this has done to
my children because they thought I did not believe in God, which is
false because I do know that a Supreme Being does, indeed, exist.
Will you let me hear from you soon? I do hope that I wrong about
this school. They have always said they were fighting communism and
I truly felt that I was so doing. Everyone disagrees with me so
much that I now wonder about it.
Yours very sincerely,
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