Re: Dianetics, Inc.
800 Washington Ave. S. E.
Dear Mr. Scott:
Your letter to Mr. P. A. Samuelson, Principal of Edison High School, Minneapolis, has 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 are in charge of the Minneapolis Clinic located at 800 Washington Avenue, S. E. One of their pamphlets entitled “Dianetics: What it is and How it Works” states that Funk and Wagnells New Standard Dictionary, Supplement Number Five, defines dianetics as:
“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 is 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 $300.00. When a Minneapolis Dianetic Auditor audits the patient, the fee is $200.00 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 Bldg., Wichita 2, Kansas; since the Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, Inc. is located in Wichita. That Bureau may have more information.
Very truly yours,
C. N. Pearson 1