HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO INFORMATION LETTER OF OCTOBER 27, 19621
October AD12 has been crisis corner in Scientology.
It seems as if just when we’re turning out clears and good auditors a lot of confusion has blown into view. It’s not that we won’t make it. It’s far from that tough. But it just seems unusually energized lately.
I have been working pretty hard and wanted a rest in the first two weeks in November. I was going to drive down South before the weather got too bad there. But I’ve had to cancel it out.
Regarding the various situations, it looks awfully stupid outside today.
In England, Town and Country Planning, a device developed to \keep land values high for the “right people”, came down on Saint Hill for restoring two beautiful small buildings. Three years ago, this Town & Country Planning Authority told us not to bother them. Last autumn before we built, the local authority wouldn’t even come down and give us an opinion when we asked them to. Suddenly with the buildings completed, they descended en masse and we’ve had to have surveyors and architects at work and tons of correspondence and the possibility exists that we will be forced to move the Briefing Course. We are fighting, however.
In the U.S., on the heels of my informing the White House we could help them with their fight against Communism, the Food and Drug Administration came into eery large U.S. Org in a space of 48 hours (DC, NY and LA) demanding evidence about the E-Meter. Evidently they are trying to confiscate all E-Meters in the U.S. This seems most peculiar that they’d want out of existence a machine that detects Communists while they pretend to be mad at them. We’ll win out in this, too, if we’re careful. Meantime all processing in the U.S. is in peril.
In Johannesburg, South Africa, six people tried to monopolize clearing and destroy the Central Organization there. This is now well under control but has been a strain. Of all these emergencies this has been the most idiotic of the lot. As if anyone could be or go clear with that many overts!
Coupled to all this is the general world situation with very aberrated people playing about with very explosive bombs.
Generally, on organization emergencies I have to carry the ball, and when you add this to everything else I’m doing it seems a bit heavy.
But on the credit side of the ledger we have a lot of recent wins. They took a lot of hard work and they’re worth it.
In clearing I’ve enormously decreased the time taken to find goals in most cases and have the road in on all cases and am working out a very set procedure for all assessments for goals that will remove the question marks and easily find the Rock Slam[s.]
On the Saint Hill Course we’re making auditors of such calibre now I was very pleased with the auditing presence and skill of one auditor each for each unit. In training we’ve made it, even though it remains hard work.
The Mark V E-Meter is in production and will be delivered this week. It’s as sensitive as the proverbial princess and her seven mattresses.
The Washington Org has hit new highs under John Fudge and Eleanore Turner and has cleared some people on their own, having to hand now lots of Saint Hill Graduates. The man whose goal was found at the Labor Day Congress has been cleared in the HGC there, I hear by grapevine.
Los Angeles is doing well under Julia Salmen, if terribly short-staffed. Soon, however, she will have many Saint Hill Graduates.
Melbourne is hold up very well under Eliz Williams, although she has no Saint Hill Graduates except in Perth and Sydney which have one each. Relief is, however, in sight.
The worst step is trying to hold the fort technically and economically while key personnel are being trained at Saint Hill. The resurgence of technical in an area after this step is taken is, however, wonderful to behold.
New Zealand has reinforcements en route in David and Merrill Mayo, who just [grad]uated at Saint Hill, and held up wonderfully as an org during the waiting time. [New] Zealand is getting back one more Saint Hiller then they sent due to David’s marriage.
Durban and Port Elizabeth are now fine. And Capetown, despite the worry and […]en of the push on Johannesburg, is swinging up fast after a long period of strain.
The real heroes of these periods are those who held the fort during this waiting [per]iod.
I’ve been a little worried lately for fear HPAs and HCAs will think I’ve forgotten [the]m. I haven’t. Far from it.
We’ve managed to formulate “Scientology 1970” which is to say the org shape of […] so we could work toward it. And it suddenly appears that it will materialize […] before 1970. Plans of “Scientology 1970” are being forwarded to all orgs this […]t week, requiring only photostats to be made here first.
The HPA/HCA has a big role in world clearing and in these district and central [off]ices.
The idea of “One Organization and That’s Scientology” is receiving much commend[at]ion everywhere. The idea of “the private practitioner” has never set well on […] as its borrowed from organizations with few answers. You don’t have to turn [peo]ple out to become “private practice” if you’ve got the answers. There’s enough […]ion and money in sight to include everyone in. A united Scientology alone can [st]and up to the buffets of world clearing.
Another piece of good news is the Washington Tax Status. The organization is [un]doubtedly going to get its Federal non-profit status after a seven years fight.
Reviewing Johannesburg, I’ve learned that it happened because its HCO fell down. [On]ly a temporary secretary was on post and when the org refused to answer up the comm [li]nes were thus non-existent. Another lesson was not to let people out of Saint [Hi]ll while they rock slam on Scientology etc. They accumulate rock slammers.
All in all, it looks like we’re winning.
Sometimes it’s hard work.
L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1962
by L. Ron Hubbard
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