January 22, 1963
[ADDRESS BLOCK BLACKED OUT]
Dear [BLACKED OUT]
Your letter of January 15th has been received, and the motives
prompting your contacting this Bureau are appreciated.
I am unable, however, to comment concerning the material you
forwarded since this Bureau is strictly an investigative agency of
the Federal Government and, as such, does not make evaluations nor
draw conclusions as to the character or integrity of any
organization, publication or individual. Since the literature you
enclosed makes reference to action taken by another governmental
agency, I am referring a copy of your letter and enclosures to The
Honorable, The Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare,
Washington, D.C., for attention.
[stamped] J. Edgar Hoover
John Edgar Hoover
NOTE: Bufiles contain no record identifiable with correspondent.
Correspondent enclosed literature sent to him from the The Founding
Church of Scientology, 1812 19th Street, N.W., Washington 9, D.C.
Correspondent's communication and enclosures referred to The
Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare by form Note continued
on next page.
Mr. [BLACKED OUT]
The Founding Church of Scientology, 1812 19th Street, Northwest,
Washington, D.C., identical to the Academy of Scientology, run by
L. Ron Hubbard, is well-known to theBureau [sic]. Hubbard is the
founder and president of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation,
Inc., for the purpose of furthering Hubbard's theory of
Scientology, an alleged science which instills self-confidence and
assists individuals in removing mental problems and obtaining human
ability. Hubbard has been described as being "hopelessly insane" by
his wife in suing for divorce and the "Washington Times Herald" of
4-24-51, in mentioning this divorce proceeding, stated that
"competent medical advisors recommended that Hubbard be committed
to a private sanitarium for psychiatric observation and treatment
of a mental ailment known as paranoid schizophrenia." (105-66601-5)
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