From HCO Policy Letter 21 September 1965 Issue IV "Purposes of the
Department of Registration" [Division Two, Dept 6 in a Scientology org]:
"The prime purpose of the Central Files Section is:
'TO HELP RON COLLECT AND HOLD ALL NAMES, ADDRESSES, PERTINENT DATA
ABOUT AND CORRESPONDENCE TO ANYONE FROM ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BOUGHT
ANYTHING FROM THE ORGANIZATION,'"
Note that Hubbard stated that this is the _prime purpose_. In fact,
the Central Files are used for other purposes. One such other purpose
is to hold correspondence from individuals who have written into the
organization, whether they have purchased anything or not, and whether
or not they have expressed an interest in purchasing anything. The
Central Files even has a "DEADFILE SECTION" which contains letters of
individuals who have threatened legal action or who have been labelled
"ENTHETA", "SP", "LEGAL THREAT", etc.
Hubbard also stated in HCOB 6 April 1957 "Central Files and Procurement":
"Procurement letter - this is one of the most abused and misused terms
in this whole letter. A procurement letter is an originated letter by the
organization - and that's all it is. It isn't an answer. An answer to it
would be 'not interested at all' - which is a prospect letter;"
Many individuals have no doubt observed the difficulties which can be
experienced in asking to be *removed* from a Scientology organization's
mailing list. Often it takes repeated efforts to finally accomplish getting
one's name removed from Scientology's mailing list.
Is it any wonder? Hubbard's statement of *policy* is that a person
who has responded "not interested at all" is yet considered a "prospect"!
Anyone who has requested that their name be taken OFF of the cult's
mailing list and has had difficulty getting their request acted upon
is advised to make a DEMAND to be removed from their list. Until one
does this, Scientology organization personnel are likely to continue
to consider you to be a "prospect".
Staff Scientologists are a hopeful and persistent lot, in this respect.
One could even argue that many Scientologists do not "duplicate" communi-
cation well. Perhaps it is only a matter of complying with Hubbard's
desperate wish as regards to "prospects".