ADJ. VIA FILES RE: Lafayette Ronald HUBBARD, C-7017422 Lt. USNR 113392 Box 297, North Hollywood, Calif. October 15, 1947 Medical VETERANS ADMINISTRATION Los Angeles, 25, Calif. Gentlemen; This is a request for treatment. My residence is north of North Hollywood, but I attend school at Geller Theater Workshop, Fairfax and Wilshire, Los Angeles. It would be appreciated if any out-physician selected would be located near my school as I have a vacant hour and a half from 1 to 2:30 four days each week at school. I work at night six days per week. I was placed on certain medication back east and have continued it at my own expense. After trying and failing for two years to regain my equilibrium in civil life, I am utterly unable to approach anything like my own competence. My last physician informed me that it might be very helpful if I were to be examined and perhaps treated psychiatrically or even by a psycho-analyst. Toward the end of my service I avoided out of pride any mental examinations, hoping that time would balance a mind which I had every reason to suppose was seriously affected. I cannot account for nor rise above long periods of moroseness and suicidal inclinations, and have newly come to realize that I must first triumph above this before I can hope to rehabilitate myself at all. I cannot leave school or what little work I am doing for hospitalization due to many obligations, but I feel I might be treated outside, possibly with success. I cannot, myself, afford such treatment. Would you please help me? Sincerely, [signed] L. Ron Hubbard
1003 S. Orange Grove Ave.
Pasadena, 2, Calif.1
March 18, 1946
The Adjudications Officer
Los Angeles, 25, Calif.
I am in receipt of an award of disability compensation or pension, service connected, which awards me $11.50 from February 17th, 1946. My file number is C-7017422.
I wish to enter an appeal from the findings, in consideration of the fact that my disability was of retirement status, prior to the time I was released from Naval Service. I have lost between sixty and eighty per cent of my vision, and as my profession is that of writer, my present inability to read or use my eyes seriously affects my income. I cannot work either long hours or under the slightest adverse conditions.
My income at the present time, due entirely to service connected injuries, is zero.
Would you please advise me as to the steps I should take to gain further pension?
In addition to this, it is my understanding that an officer of the Navy, when awarded a pension, is entitled to retirement pay, and may enter a plea for that pay. If this is true, I would like to enter such an appeal and receive my retirement pay.
L. Ron Hubbard
- Hubbard then resided at the Agapé Lodge, home of Jack Parsons. ↩
- From Sex and Rockets:
In April 1946, after the second part of the Babalon Working, Ron left with Betty and $10,000 of the company’s money. Later that month Parsons started to think they had cheated him. He threatened to chase them, but a call to Hubbard soon calmed him down. Astrologer and initiate Louis Culling overheard the call and couldn’t believe the formerly angry Parsons could so easily be swayed. Parsons ended the call with, “I hope we shall always be partners, Ron,” a comment that made Culling cringe.
Culling wrote to Karl Germer on May 12, “As you may know by this time, Brother Jack signed a partnership agreement with this Ron and Betty whereby all money earned by the three for life is equally divided between the three. As far as I can ascertain, Brother Jack has put in all of his money…meanwhile, Ron and Betty have bought a boat for themselves in Miami for about $10,000 and are living the life of Riley, while Brother Jack is living at rock bottom, and I mean rock bottom…” Carter, J. (1999). Sex and Rockets The Occult World of Jack Parsons. Venice, California: Feral House. ↩