Dec. 24, 1947: LAPD Seeks 700 Officers and L. Ron Hubbard Answers the Call


L.A. Times, 1947

L.A. Times, 1947

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.

Dec. 24, 1947

One of the applicants appears to have been future Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Records show that he was fingerprinted Dec. 31, 1947, as an applicant with the LAPD.

Hubbard’s LAPD identification card as a Special Officer, signed by C.B. Horrall in January 1948, is here, from the dead website


Front of card:

Back of card:

Quote of the day: “We have taught the youngsters to believe in the truly religious form of Christmas rather than the commercialized Santa Claus version.”
John Walden, Christian Home for Orphaned Children, Colorado Springs, Colo., explaining why he turned down a Christmas party—with Santa Claus—that GIs of the 15th Air Force planned for the orphanage.


L.A. Times, 1947

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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