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December 4, 1963 J. Edgar Hoover, FBI, information, agency. In, Hubbard's J. Edgar Hoover, FBI, replies to request for information, apparently from another government agency. In addition to the standard information about Hubbard's wife calling him "hopelessly insane" and "competent medical advisors" recommending treatment for paranoid schizophrenia, Hoover also says, "In 1951, the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners filed charges against HDRF for teaching a branch of medicine without a license. ... In January, 1963, the Food and Drug Administration directed a raid against the Academy of Scientology ... in which machines used by the Academy in the practice of scientology were seized. It was alleged that these machines, known as "Hubbard Electrometers," were falsely advertised as being effective in diagnosing and treating various types of illnesses. Hubbard has corresponded with the Bureau on several occasions for various reasons, including complaints against his wife and about alleged communists. We have not conducted an investigation of him or his organizations." Event
September 19, 1963 An FBI, Reverend William Fisk, Seattle, Fisk's, - An FBI memo notes the murder of Scientology Reverend William Fisk in Seattle and describes Scientology literature found in Fisk's home - it says the "Brainwashing" manual appears to have been used in Fisk's Scientology lectures. Event
September 11, 1963 J. Edgar Hoover, Hubbard, FBI, organizations J. Edgar Hoover responds to a request for information about Hubbard and Scientology. He says the FBI does not provide evaluations of organizations. Event
September 10, 1963 Russell Johnson, Reverend William Fisk. During, trial, Fisk, Johnson's wife, Johnson himself, Johnson's, control., affair, fact, Russell Johnson shoots and kills Scientology Reverend William Fisk. During the murder trial, it came out that Fisk was not only having an affair with Johnson's wife, but had revealed the fact to Johnson himself, boasting that Johnson's wife was completely under his control. The wife also told her husband that she had been having an affair, and in fact, sued him for divorce on the day before the murder. Scientology claims Johnson infiltrated Scientology at the behest of the FDA. Event
September 4, 1963 FBI, about A citizen writes to the FBI, enclosing two Scientology pamphlets and asking what Scientology is about. Event
September 7, 1962 An FBI, Scientology. e-meters, Scientology An FBI memo describes a visit from a man whose son is involved in Scientology. The man appears to have contacted several other people trying to enlist help in stopping the sale and distribution of e-meters in order to strike at the core of Scientology. Event
February 20, 1962 Astronaut John Glenn, American, Earth Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Event
December 28, 1961 J. Edgar Hoover, FBI, (she?), communism. Hubbard Association, Scientologists International A citizen writes to J. Edgar Hoover, FBI, asking how he (she?) can help in the fight against communism. The writer asks about the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International, since "they are against communism." Event
October 6, 1961 FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, citizen's letter, L. Ron Hubbard, FBI, confidential. LRH's, LRH, insane FBI head J. Edgar Hoover responds to a citizen's letter, declining to provide any information about L. Ron Hubbard or Scientology because FBI files are confidential. The interal copy of the letter carries the usual note about the opinions of LRH's wife and medical personnel that LRH was insane. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
October 3, 1961 J. Edgar Hoover, FBI, Scientology: A citizen writes to J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI requesting information about Scientology: "They profess to be anticommunist and their teaching the opposite of brain-washing; but as I see it their teaching is definitely brain-washing, and I wonder how they have been able to become worldwide in just eleven years, which they claim." Event