1971 October 23 2 Jack Anderson

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1971 October 23 2 Jack Anderson - to out. his over v Amerike, in Middletown, Pa.,...
to out. his over v Amerike, in Middletown, Pa., and named his old friend Kirschbaum as a adviser. The natty, charming Pauco was brought into the Republican T^ational Committee Committee as chief Slovak American American adviser by the former chairman, Interior Secretary Rogers Morton. The present chairman, Kansa? Senator Bob Dole, appointed Pauco comptroller of the committee's ethnic council. Pauco is also serving as a Nixon appointee on the Small Business Administration advisory council. Not long ago, Pauco and Kirschbaum helped to establish the Slovak World Congress, and they held a meeting in Toronto in June. They were showered with greetings from Senators John Tower, R-Tex., Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., Roman Hruska, H-Web., and others. Senators Robert Taft, R- Ohio, and Claiborne Pell, D- R.I., actually showed up in Toronto to address the meeting. From the White House on down, these prominent Americans can be excused for being, unaware of the Nazi backgrounds of Pauco and Kirschbaum. But the official who is supposed to keep track of ex-Nazis, Assistant Att Att o r n e y General Robert M s r d i a n , the Justice Department's internal security specialist, also attended attended the Toronto affair. Incredibly, Mardian told the ex-Nazis and their pals that he felt "especially akin to you and your organization." He declared stirringly: "It is a common heritage that binds us together here today." Then, with an oratorical flourish that - must have caused Pauco and Kirschbaum Kirschbaum to choke, Mardian . added, "It matters not whether a dictatorship is communist, fascist or Nazi — all dictatorships are without respect for liberty." Mardian might have picked up a clue to Pauco's Nazi past by reading his biography in Who's Who. For Pauco lists among his accomplishments the editorship of the old Slovak daily. If this was missed by Mardian, it was picked up by an amateur Nazi hunter and Democratic Party official, Bill Quinn, who identified the daily as a Nazi mouthpiece. He tipped us off, and we have now traced Pauco's past in old Library of Congress records, books, .and newspapers. "There is only one alliance, and that alliance is with Germany," wrote Pauco in a signed editorial on Sept. 17, 1944. Again on Oct. 11, 1944, he printed: "The great German Reich, led by Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, proved to the Slovaks its benevolence." In a typical diatribe against the Jews, his Nazi newspaper declared on Sept. 3, 1944: "We all know about their moral decay and their ' murderous hatred of the Christian people." Is it possible that Pauco, now 57, has changed his views after 25 years? As late as August, while he was preparing to 1 pray with the President, he praised the war criminal Tiso as a "martyr." Footnote: My associate Les Whitten reached Pauco at Middletown. He denied * that his wartime newspaper was a Nazi organ. "I ran a Slovak paper," he said. Asked about the paper's attack on the Jews, be said at first, "I can't ,. rememjber," then declared: "We were friends of the Jews." He added heartily, "Anybody who says we were Nazis is full of baloney." The Republican National Com, Com, mittee, he said, would verify his good name. Kirschbaum has an unlisted telephone in Toronto and couldn't be reached. to for - the for long it, the been aid in and aid — They can is they have bitter U. Jr. an

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  1. The Journal News,
  2. 23 Oct 1971, Sat,
  3. Page 46

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