FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #89
The Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc.
275 Morris Avenue
P.O. Box 502, Elizabeth, N.J.
Office of the President
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Attn: Mr. Parrish.
The following is a list of Communist Party members of suspects in our
LEO WEST: In charge Chicago office. Known.
DAVE VROOMAN: Employee our Chicago office. Suspect.
ROSS LAMEREAUX: " " " " ".
SARA NORTHRUP (HUBBARD), formerly of 1003 S. Orange Grove Avenue,
Pasadena, Calif. 25 yrs. of age, 5'10", 140 lbs. Currently missing
somewhere in California. Suspected only. Had been friendly with many
Communists. Currently intimate with them but evidently under coercion.
Drug addiction set in fall 1950. Nothing of this known to me until a few
weeks ago. Separation papers being filed and divorce applied for.
MILES HOLLISTER: Somewhere in vicinity of Los Angeles Evidently a prime
mover but very young. About 22 y 6'. 180 lbs. Black hair. Sharp chin,
broad forehead, rather Slavic. Confessedly a member of the Young
Communists. Center of most turbulenc[?] in our organization. Dissmissed
[sic] in February when affiliations discovered. Active and dangerous.
Commonly armed. Outspokenly disloyal to the U.S..
GENE BENTON: Somewhere in Los Angeles. Permitted to resign when
discovered to be a member of the Young Communists. Center of much
turbulence in organization. Was living at Deane Apts. on North
Carondelet. May still be there. Squat, beefy, about 5'8", about 30.
Possibly a member of the Lincoln Brigade but not very probable. Right
PEGGY BENTON: Member Young Communists by statement. 28 yrs. old, wife of
LYN HITE: Friend of Bentons and Hollister. Suspected 840 N. Western, Los
Angeles, Hempstead 1316. Very intimate with none but Communists or
HENRY HUNTER: Mathematician from Berkeley. One arm. Left arm severed at
shoulder. Supposed to have ha[?] trouble with government before. About
28 yrs. Blond hair. Blue-grey eyes. Suspected only.
MARGE HUNTER: Wife of Henry. States she is a
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SUSAN ISAACSOON: New York office of Foundation. Suspect.
Cont. M.Hunter) Trotskite. [sic] Living with Hunter somewhere in Los
Angeles. Still to be found around LA Dianetic Foundation even though
ROGER STARR: About 20 yrs. Small, good looking boy. Intimate of Miles
Hollister, probably a dupe. Suspected only.
HAL MOON: The orders of this man are implicitly obeyed by these other Los
Angeles people. Was once employed by the Foundation. About 6'1", black
hair, tall and pompous. Advertisdely [sic] a practicing minister of the
gospel at Monte Bello, California. Intimate with these others. Cause of
much trouble in Foundation. Shows considerable leadership. No other
RICHARD HALPERN: New York office of Foundation, 55 East 82nd St. A
trustee of the NY Corp.. Only very faintly suspected due to small
objections to our having loyalty oaths.
[HANS crossed out, Haljmar handwritten] RUTZEBAK: Sunland, California.
Intimate of the Bentons. Highly liberal but not otherwise known to have
any Communist connections. Once employed by the government for forming
All but Starr, Moon and Rutzebak have been reported to field offices.
At the last session of the board of Trustees, Mar. 2, 1951, a motion was
made and passed that everyone employed by the Hubbard Dianetic Research
Foundations everywhere should be requested to sign a strong oath of
loyalty to the U.S. government, a denial of Communism and that their
fingerprints be taken and forwarded to the F.B.I. The operation of
preparing and signing the oaths and fingerprinting all employees is now
being undertaken and the results will be forwarded to the Federal Bureau
of Investigation in Washington as soon as these are completed. It may
take some weeks to complete this task but the documents, as completed,
will be sent in.
The Foundation has assumed a highly punitive stand on Communism. I shall
shortly be in Washington to go over this matter with the government.
[signed] L. Ron Hubbard
L. Ron Hubbard