Re: Letter from Congressman E. D. Eshelman of 6 December 1968, attached
I can certainly understand the concern which prompted your communication on March 10th. […]
Your letter to me of May 2nd has been received.
NOTE: Correspondent is not identifiable in Bufiles. A copy of her letter was referred to the FDA. The Academy of Scientology, run by L. Ron Hubbard, is well-known to the Bureau. Hubbard is the founder and president of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc. for the purpose of furthering Hubbard’s theory of Scientology, an alleged science which instills self-coni1dence and assists individuals in removing mental problems and obtaining human ability. Hubbard has been described as being “hopelessly insane” by his wife in suing for divorce and the “Washington Times Herald” of 4-24-51, in mentioning this divorce proceeding, stated that “competent medical advisors recommended that Hubbard be committed to a private sanitarium for psychiatric observation and treatment for a mental ailment known as paranoid schizophrenia.” (105-55601-5)
Re Miami letter, 6/7/60, enclosing letterhead memorandum; Miami letter, 2/21/62.
Enclosed for the Bureau are six copies of a letterhead memorandum dated and captioned as above for possible dissemination by the Bureau. […] source of information in letterhead memorandum, was interviewed on 2/7/63, by SA […] He advised that he is presently employed as […]
With respect to the information contained in […] letter to President KENNEDY, it was pointed out to […] that the information which he had furnished regarding the above-captioned organization was primarily within the jurisdiction of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and that he should furnish this administration with any information he obtains regarding the organization. He stated he realized this and that he had been in touch with […] of the Miami Office of the FDA …