FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #60
[handwritten letter, badly xeroxed]
March 31, [illegible year, probably 1962]
Mr. J. Edgar Hoover,
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dear Mr. Hoover:
In a city near here there is a man who calls himself a
Scientologist. Someone near to me visits this man regularly for
therapy called "processing" I feel this relative is being duped and
deceived by this man. He makes statements and distributes
literature that contains statements which I feel are not true but I
am not in a position to spend the time and money to verify my
For instance, he says the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents
are trained in Washington by scientologists.
In a book called "Sanity for the Layman" by Raymond Kemp, [?]
appears this paragraph on page 4.
"In fact, the only mental therapy that is not in the Un American
Activities and F.B.I. lists as a danger to Society is that
under the heading of Scientology and its companion, Dianetics.
These methodology and exact studies of the area of man known as
"the understanding of the Human Mind and Spirit" were the only ones
that contained a clean bill of health after investigation into its
practices, methods and results."
Mr. Hoover, everyone knows the fine reputation of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation. Its integrity and freedom from politics
and scandal sits it high above all other bureaus of government. It
seems to me that this man, but these statement and literature, is
using the fine reputation of F.B.I. to advance his work,
Scientology, and to give people the impression that Scientology is
used and approved by the F.B.I.
1. Do Scientologists really train the F.B.I. agents in
2. Is it true that Scientology and Dianetics are the only mental
the[?] listed by the F.B.I. and Un American Activities as not
dangerous to Society?
3. What is this Scientology Center located at 1812 19th St. N.W.
4. Exactly who is Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, founder of
Scientology and Dianetics, and what is his life history?
My husband and I live on a small farm. We have a son in [MOST OF
REMAINDER OF PARAGRAPH BLACKED OUT] I write facts to show you that
we are useful, active and respected members of our community.
Mr. Hoover, I am not a chronic letter writer. I have never
written a letter like this before
I sincerely would like the answer to these questions. I hope you
will answer them for me.
Very truly yours
P.S. The book "Sanity for the Layman" by Raymond Kemp, Ph.D. is
copyrighted 1961 by L. Ron Hubbard Scientology Center, San Diego,