Re: Dianetics, Inc.
800 Washington Ave. S. E.
Dear Mr. Raymond:
Your letters of inquiry to the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade have been referred to us for reply.
Mrs. Sadah Field came into our office on January 17, 1952, to explain Dianetics, Inc. She stated that she and a Mr. Chapdelaine were in charge of the Minneapolis Clinic located at the address shown above. One of the pamphlets entitled “Dianetics: What it is and How it Works” states that Funk and Wagnells New Standard Dictionary, Supplement Number Five, defines Dianetics as follows:
“A system for the analysis, control and development of human thought evolved from a set of coordinated axioms which also provide techniques for the treatment of a wide range of mental disorders and organic diseases; term and doctrine introduced by L. Ron Hubbard, American Engineer.”
There were two organizations in Minneapolis, “Dianetics, Inc.” a non-profit corporation which is the social part of the organization; and “Dianetics Twin Cities, Inc.” which was the business branch. Dianetics, Inc. has 30 or 40 members. They are at present struggling to get started, and when they have enough money they will pay the two people in charge of the clinic salaries.They offer a package plan to heal mental disorders, consisting of 36 hours of auditing by a Hubbard Dianetic Auditor, for which the fee is $300. When a Minneapolis Dianetic Auditor audits the patient, the fee is $200 for 36 hours.
A series of articles appeared in our local newspaper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a short time ago, in which Dianetics was discussed pro and con. There seems to be considerable controversy as to the merits of the system.
If you wish further information, we would suggest that you contact the Business Protective Bureau of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce, 1019 Beacon Building, Wichita 2, Kansas; since the Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, Inc. is located in Wichita. That Bureau may have more information.
I contacted Mrs. Sadah W. Field, who informed me that she is closing the Minneapolis office of Dianetics Twin Cities, Inc. on June 15th. She is moving to Denver where she may set up another office. her forwarding address there will be Dianetics Twin Cities, Inc. c/o C. R. Higgins, 770 Garrison, Denver 15, Colorado.
Very truly yours,
C. N. Pearson
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