FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #59
OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10
UNITED STATES G[__]ERNMENT
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI
FROM : SAC, MIAMI (62-0-11679)(C)
SUBJECT: THE FOUNDING CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY
Re Miami letter to the Bureau dated 6/7/60.
Referenced letter enclosed Letterhead Memo describing a leaflet
mailed from Washington, D.C., on approximately 5/16/60, from the
Hubbard Communications Office, East Grinstead, Sussex, England,
which reportedly regularly sends out bulletins to members of the
Founding Church of Scientology in the United States. The article
signed L. RON HUBBARD, attacked RICHARD M. NIXON, then campaigning
for the presidency, charging that the United States Secret Service
at his direct request had threatened members of the Founding Church
of Washington, D.C.
On 2/8/62, [BLACKED OUT] Florida, a white male, age [BLACKED
OUT] employed by the [BLACKED OUT] Florida, telephonically advised
he was preparing a pamphlet entitled [BLACKED OUT] which is a
direct attack on the Founding Church of Scientology operated by L.
RON HUBBARD of Washington, D.C. He advised that in addition to the
Bureau, he intended to forward copies of this pamphlet to the
President of the United States, and various members of Congress in
the near future.
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[BLACKED OUT] advised he has a deep personal interest inasmuch
as his wife had become a member of this cult, resulting in the
break-up of his home. He felt the principles of this cult were in
opposition to Democratic principles, and Communistic in nature.
Miami indices reflect that [BLACKED OUT] then residing at
[BLACKED OUT] contacted the Miami Office, 6/21/60, to advise that
his wife, [BLACKED OUT] years of age, had been victimized by the
proponents of the Founding Church of Scientology. [BLACKED OUT]
advised he has three children and his mother-in-law, [BLACKED OUT]
Florida, had been instrumental in causing his wife to become
victimized by the so-called auditors of Scientology.
[BLACKED OUT] further stated that [BLACKED OUT] Florida, age
approximately [BLACKED OUT] met his wife two years ago, and since
that time his wife had been visiting [BLACKED OUT] two nights a
week to be audited by [BLACKED OUT] regarding Scientology. It was
[BLACKED OUT] belief that this was some type of racket and that it
was necessary for a person to pay a fee for each visit they had
with a Scientologist such as [BLACKED OUT]
[BLACKED OUT] further stated that he had instituted court action
in the juvenile court to have his three children returned to him
from his wife in view of her association with the cult of
This information is furnished in anticipation of the Bureau's
receipt of this pamphlet, in order to furnish background
information regarding the author, [BLACKED OUT]
No further action is being taken at this time.