FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #52
SAC, Oklahoma City (100-0)
Director, FBI (62-94080)
DOCUMENT CAPTIONED "BRAIN-WASHING -
A SYNTHESIS OF THE TEXT - BOOK ON
INTERNAL SECURITY - RUSSIA
Reurlet 6-7-61 furnishing copy of captioned document.
For your information, the document has been given wide
distribution since its publication in 1955. It is distributed by
the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc., Box 242, Silver
Spring, Maryland. Various copies of the document have been received
by the Bureau from individuals from coast to coast and even from
Australia, together with inquiries concerning its authenticity.
The Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc., was founded by
one L. Ron Hubbard who is connected with the Hubbard Association of
Scientologists International, The Academy of Scientology and The
Founding Church of Scientology, 1812 19th Street, Northwest,
Washington 9, D.C.
The April 24, 1951, issue of the "Washington Times Herald"
contained an article with a Los Angeles, California, date line
[sic] indicating that Hubbard's wife, in suing for divorce, claimed
he was "hopelessly insane." Individuals who have been connected
with the organizations headed by Hubbard or who have been in
contact with him have indicated he is a "crackpot," and of
"doubtful mental background." No investigation has been conducted
by the Bureau concerning Hubbard.
NOTE: Oklahoma City Office forwarded to Bureau captioned
document which could be construed as a text on brainwashing which
elaborates on a purported address by "Beria" to American students
at "Lenin University" at an unspecified date. The document contains
some reasonable statements and also much that is incomprehensible.
The author of the document, one "Charles Stickley," does not claim
that it is a textbook, but states it is a "synthesis of information
gathered...over the last 10 years."