FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #95
Office Memorandum - UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
TO : Mr. Belmont
DATE: March 9, 1951
FROM : Mr. Baumgardner
SUBJECT: HUBBARD DIANETIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
To advise you concerning further information which has been furnished by
L. Ron Hubbard, President of the captioned organization and James M.
Elliott, National Administrator.
Reference is made to my memorandum of March 7, 1951, which set out the
results of an interview which took place on March 7, 1951, with L. Ron
By letter dated March 3, 1951, which is attached, Hubbard, President of
the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc., furnished a list of
Communist Party suspects in his organization. He advised that all but
three of these individuals, Roger Starr, Hal Moon, and Hjalmar Rutzbak,
have previously been reported to the FBI field offices. Attached to this
communication is a carbon copy of a letter dated March 3, 1951, to the
Chicago Field Division, which reported Dave Vrooman and [?]oss Lamereaux
to the Chicago Division. In his letter to this Bureau, Hubbard states
that all his employees are going to be requested to sign a strong oath of
loyalty and have their fingerprints taken and forwarded to this Bureau.
By letter dated March 5, 1951, James M. Elliott, National Administrator of
this foundation, made available additional information concerning the
foundation and advised that fingerprints of employees would be filed with
The letters of Hubbard and Elliott are being acknowledged separately. The
Los Angeles Field Division will be furnished information concerning the
three individuals, Starr, Moon, and Rutzebak, who are the individuals
Hubbard advises have not as yet been reported to his Bureau as Communist
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