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HUBBARD DIANETIC FOUNDATION, INC.
211 W. Douglas
OR 14 December 20, 1951
Don G. Purcell, Pres
John W. Maloney, Sec-Treas
Lafayette Ron Hubbard, Vice-Pres
DIRECTORS: The officers.
BACKGROUND: Kansas corporation chartered May 1951. (See history)
ESTIMATED WORTH: Not determined
PAYMENTS: Cash locally.
CONDITION & TREND: Financial details not available. Volume reported steady.
Kansas corporation chartered May 7, 1951; authorized capital $10,000.
This one of several corporations chartered at various points throughout the United States in which Lafayette Ron Hubbard has been a principal. The other corporations will be discussed in a later paragraph.
Records of District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, Case #A37277, discloses that on August 6, 1951, John F. Green, Joseph Kleban and Ricard Kerner, dba Fisher-Cohen Company, 236 High St., Newark N.J. filed suit against Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc ( a New Jersey Corporation), Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, Inc (a Kansas Corporation), and L. Ron Hubbard, Donald H. Rogers, James L. Elliott, John W. Maloney and Don G. Purcell (as trustees and officers of Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, Inc). The charge stated that the sole purpose of incorporating the subject corporation was to defraud creditors of the New Jersey Corporation. The claim was for $183 plus 6% interest owing since November 13, 1950. The plaintiff asked the court to appoint a receiver. During the course of the trial the court found from the testimony of the officers that debt of approximately $13,000 was owing by the New Jersey Corporation. August 31, 1951 Virgil Quick was appointed receiver for Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc and for the subject corporation. The defendants posted bond. September 5, 1951, case was appealed to Kansas Supreme Court. December 19, 1951, case was still pending.
Purcell born 1908, married, native Wichita, graduate Kansas State College as engineer; has lived in Wichita all of adult life. Was first in real estate business with family and since 1940 has operated as a building contractor. He is currently principal in 12 different corporations engaged in building in Wichita and individually operates a an oil operator under the style Omega Oil Company. Financial details for Purcell individually and for the various corporations he is interested in are not available but it is said his personal net worth would exceed $150,000. There are no intercompany relations between the subject corporation and Purcell’s other interests.
Hubbard was born March 13, 1911, native Tilden, Nebraska, divorced. Complete antecedents unavailable. December 8, 1951 refused to grant an interview to discuss antecedents. Others state Hubbard graduated as an engineer from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1932 or 1933. Lived in Washington, D.C., did free lance writing for newspapers until entering the Navy 1939. 1933-1939 is reported to have made three exploratory expeditions. Two trips were for individuals and foundations in Europe and Asia. Third trip reportedly made for U.S. Government, Geological Survey. (CONTINUED)
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Hubbard reportedly was discharged from the Navy in 1945; lived in Bremerton, Washington; later at an unknown point in Virginia until writing his book “Dianetic The Modern Science for Mental Health” in June, 1950. Since that time has been active in his various Dianetic businesses. (Confirmation of Hubbard’s history is in process.)
Maloney born 1910, married, native New York. Maloney verbally gave following history. Graduated from St. Johns College, New York, 1930. 1930-1946 employed by Garven Vantel & Co. Investment Co, as general office manager, New York. 1937-June 1939 factory sales manager for Hurley Machine Co., Chicago. June 1939-September 1943 District Sales manager for Dictaphone Corp., Newark, New Jersey. September, 1943-September 1946 Industrial relations director for Curtis Wright Corp in Development & Research Division, Bloomfield, New Jersey. October, 1946-July 1949 employed by Audograph Co. of New York, Inc, 230 Park Avenue, New York, general sales manager, prior to becoming associated with Hubbard.
It is reported Hubbard was instrumental in chartering five Dianetic corporations including subject corporation. Details concerning two of the corporations not available. Identity of other two corporations are as follows:
HUBBARD DIANETIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC. New Jersey corporation chartered April 1950 as a non profit corporation. Principals L. Ron Hubbard, Pres; Mrs. Sarah Hubbard, Vice-President; John W. Campbell, Jr., Treasurer; Ronald Rogers, Secretary; James Elliott, Trustee. According to records of Union County District Court, Elizabeth, New Jersey, on January 5, 1951, State Board of Medical Examiners of New Jersey filed suit against Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation Inc for alleged violation of Section 18-20-18 of revised statute of New Jersey. That statute deals with the requirement of a license to conduct school of medicine, surgery or any other treatment of a disease. It is reported that case is still pending and further investigation fails to reveal details at this time. Corporation currently inactive.
HUBBARD DIANETIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF CALIFORNIA chartered under California laws as a non-profit corporation September 6, 1950. Officers were L. Ron Hubbard, Pres; J. W. Maloney, Vice-Pres; A. E. Vogt, Sec. Corporation currently inactive but while operating there were numerous suits and tax liens filed against the corporation which continue to be unsatisfied.
Purpose of corporation is to teach, study and conduct research in field of human mind and of human thoughts in action and application of principles discovered therein for the relief and cure of all human ills which may be found to originate in the mind of man and in connection therewith, to further study, explore, develop and research in the Science of Dianetics.
Currently corporation is conducting school teaching dianetics, a type of mental therapy. Course takes six weeks and tuition is $500 per student. Graduates are allegedly able to assist others in alleviating mental disturbances. Locally rent two-story brick building, 45′ x 120′ in downtown shopping district. Premises attractive.
Interviewed December 19, 1951, John Maloney, Sec, Treas, deferred financial statement. Others estimate equipment $10,000 cash confirmed
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in medium four figure amount. Indebtedness not determined. Volume reported steady.
Check of public records Sedgwick County, Kansas, shows suit filed in city court #99171 on June 27, 1951, Standard Registrar Co vs. Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation, Inc. but nothing against subject corporation. Suit was for $360; judgement granted July 25, 1951.
Locally most purchases for cash.
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