SILVER STATE BUILDING
DENVER 2, COLORADO
1632 WELTON STREET
December 10, 1951
ALLIED SCIENTISTS OF THE WORLD
941 E. 17th Avenue
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The subject organization is said to have been established shortly after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by a group of unnamed scientists, and continued on an “informal basis” until 1951, when sufficient funds and technologies enabled it to be launched into a broader sphere of action. Specific information as to incorporation has been refused to this Bureau.
The subject is stated to he sponsored and backed by the financial resources of the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation, Inc., 211 West Douglas St., Wichita, Kansas. This same address is given as the headquarters of the Allied Scientists of the World. The Denver address is stated to be the “Communications Office”, moved to this city because the employment and publishing facilities were more readily available.
The Board of Governors is stated to be:
Lafayette Ron Hubbard, Chairman
Donald G. Purcell, Vice Chairman
John W. Maloney, Secretary and Treasurer
Lafayette Ron Hubbard is identified in Bureau files as the President of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation and author of the book: DIANETICS – The Modern Science of Mental Health.
Donald G. Purcell is a Wichita home builder and stated to be an official of the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation.
John W. Maloney is Stated to be employed by the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation.
The purpose of the organization is stated to be: “The banding together of ALL scientists of note in an effort to place science itself under the United Nations….To construct and stock a library to be known as the International Library of Arts and Science in an atomic proof area where the culture and technology of the United States could be stored in a state of use by science and preserve it in case of attack.”
The site of this library is stated to be under survey in the State of Arizona.
The subject is at present conducting a membership drive in which “it hopes, ….to embrace 150,000 scientists internationally and at large a number of artists through its sub-divisions”.
There are stated to be three classes of membership offered: Member with right to vote for Board of Governors, dues $50 a year
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Fellow – which is awarded and votes for the Board of Regents – dues $25 a year; Associate member – votes on special issues – pays no dues. There is also stated to be status of Patron of Science and that of Contributor, No proof of Membership has been supplied to the Better Business Bureau, although it was requested.
It is stated that as soon as the current membership drive has been completed, a manual of civil defense will be published by the organization. The proceeds from this manual, the Bureau is advised, will be used to, gain public contributions to the Library. The Bureau was further advised that “already existing contact in the United Nations will be utilized to secure a U.N. Charter for the organization.” When questioned concerning as to who the U.N. contact might be, the/Denver representative of the subject could not remember the name.
The Bureau is further advised that “The Hubbard Dianetics Foundation, Inc., personnel has taken loyalty oaths to the U.S. Government and screens out all subversives.”
The name “Agnes Dobson” appears to be signed to letters of solicitation for membership. The Denver office of the subject advised the Bureau that Agnes Dobson was originally employed as a stenographer in the office, but her present whereabouts is unknown. The Denver office consists of one room in a remodeled house located on the outskirts of the business district. The office is manned by two employees, a man and a girl.
As stated, the Allied Scientists of the World is to be sponsored and backed by the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation. The Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation was incorporated in the State of New Jersey on April 17, 1950. In June, 1951 the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners informed the National Better Business Bureau that proceedings had been instituted against the Foundation for “conducting a school teaching medicine or surgery or any branch thereof, or any method of treatment.” The summons was served in January 1951 and the case was to have been tried on the 5th of June. In the meantime, the Foundation closed and left the State of New Jersey. A news item of May 15th mentioned that a bank account and office furniture of the Foundation were attached for an unpaid printing bill of $2,728. Early in 1951, the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation was incorporated in the State of Kansas and subsequently went into receivership, the receivership petition alleging that the corporation was originally set up in California; that after incurring debts there it was moved and a new corporation formed in New Jersey. The Wichita district court upheld the receivership and the case is now pending before the Kansas Supreme Court.
The foregoing information, furnished by the Denver Area Better Business Bureau in response to inquiry, is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but the Bureau does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness. It is not the policy of the Denver Area Better Business Bureau to make any recommendations in response to inquiries of this nature. This report is confidential and is no for publication or use by any person […] the one to whom it is delivered.