By letter dated February 22, 1957, addressed to Assistant to the Director, Louis B. Nichols, Senator Styles Bridges of New Hampshire enclosed a letter from […] letter expressed concern over the fact that one of her sons has apparently come under the influence of “Ronald Hubbard” through the so-called art of “Sciencology,” at one time called “dianetics.”
Reference Newark letter to Bureau, cc’s to Phoenix and Kansas City, dated April 19, 1954.
For the information of the Phoenix Office, there are being forwarded one copy of Kansas City letter to Bureau dated October 1, 1951 and one copy of Bureau letter to Kansas City dated October 16, 1951.
These letters are entitled “ALLEGED COMMUNIST INFILTRATION INTO ‘DYANETICS’ SCHOOL, WICHITA, KANSAS – IS – C.”
There is n o further information in the files of the Kansas City Office of value to Phoenix in this regard.
An undated referral note from Mr. George Sokolsky, 300 West End Avenue, New York 23, New York, directed to Mr. L.B. Nichols, inquires “What do you think of this? S.”
[…] Then being a crackpot of the overly intellectual variety, when the crackpot therapy, “Dianetics,” came along, I got involved with that. But I was unique from the other crackpots I have met in that field, in that I’m a whiz at reading-comprehension; I finish those tests that aren’t supposed to be finished, in three quarters of the alloted time, and get all the answers right.
I’ll cut this sob-story short. I understood Dianetics, followed directions, and not surprisingly, considering that the technique has been developed by the empiracal “scientific method” from the ground, up–I got and am getting results.
Okay, what results?
Reurlet May 22 1953 requesting information from Bufiles concerning captioned organization.
The stated purpose of the Foundation is to “study and conduct research in the field of the human mind and of human thought in action” through the medium of “dianetics,” which may be likened to psychotherapy with certain differences as to method and concept. In this connection, in March, 1951, the Board of Medical Examiners of the Department of Law and Public Safety, State of New Jersey, was taking to trial in the Union County District Court, Elizabeth, New Jersey, a case against the Foundation. The basis for the case was that the Foundation allegedly conducted a school teaching a branch of medicine and surgery without a license.