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The H-Files

FBI files on L Ron Hubbard


Office Memorandum - UNITED S[__]TES GOVERNMENT

TO : M.H. Holm[?]

DATE: March 7, 1951

FROM : F.J. Baumgardner



To advise you concerning an interview with L. Ron Hubbard, President of the above-captioned foundation.


L. Ron Hubbard, President, and James M. Elliott, Administrator of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc., were referred to the Internal Security Section by Mr. Nichols' office for interview on March 1, 1951.

Hubbard advised that he had written a book, [illegible word] "Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health," which was published by the Hermitage House Publishing Company, June, 1950. He has also established the above-mentioned foundation with headquarters in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and branch offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Honolulu.

Hubbard advised that he felt Communists within his organization were undermining its structure. He advised that he had turned over the names of several suspected Communists to the FBI office in Los Angeles. Hubbard could only recall the name of one of these individuals. He stated Miles Hollister was one of the individuals he suspected of being Communistically inclined. Concerning Hollister, Hubbard stated that he was instrumental in driving Hubbard's wife, Sara Elizabeth Northrup, to the point of insanity. Hubbard expressed considerable concern in connection with Hollister's influence on his wife. He stated that his wife, as well as his Army .45 Automatic, had been missing for several days. He also stated that he expected to have difficulty with his wife in connection with their ten-month old child, Alexis Valerie, who he was having brought to the State of New Jersey. [BLACKED OUT]



In further connection with Hubbard's suspicions of Communist activities within his organization, he advised that Arthur J. Ceppos is now organizing the Caduceus Foundation, which Hubbard alleges will be utilized to take over his, Hubbard's, organization sometime in the future. Hubbard advised that he suspicioned Ceppos, former President of Hermitage House, the publishing firm which published Hubbard's book, of being connected with Communists [BLACKED OUT REMAINDER OF PARAGRAPH]

Hubbard stated that he strongly feels that Dianetics can be used to combat Communism. However, he declined to elaborate how this might be done. He stated that the Soviets apparently realized the value of Dianetics because as early as 1938 an official of Amtorg, while at the Explorer's Club in New York contacted him to suggest that he go to Russia and develop Dianetics there.

In an apparent attempt to give credence to his statements, Hubbard advised that he was recently psychoanalyzed in Chicago and was found to be quite normal with the exception of his recent marital difficulties. Hubbard made available the two attached pamphlets concerning "Dianetics and Psychoanalysis" and "Dianetics: A Brief Discussion" for the Bureau's information.


None. The above is for your information.

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