Eustace Mullins, a long-time anti-Semitic propagandist, today charged that the American Petroleum Industries Committee hired him as an anti-Zionist propagandist but failed to live up to a verbal agreement to pay him $25,000 for his services.
Mullins charge, made in a statement to the press, was branded as “completely preposterous” by the Committee. The Committee conceded that Mullins had been employed by them for about a year, but denied categorically that he had been employed “in any capacity at any time for the purpose he alleges. “Mullins was cited in 1954 as a neo-Fascist by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Mullins, whose employment with the Committee began on April 27, 1953 and ended on April 30, 1954, seeks $50,000 in wages and damages from the Committee. He asserted that he had been asked to continue his anti-Zionist activities with no direct connection with the APIC by John H. Bivins, its director. Mr. Bivins, who issued today’s statement for the APIC, asserted that Mullins had been employed “as one of several economist-writers in a subordinate capacity.”
Mullins was discharged from a post with the Library of Congress on Dec. 29, 1951 after his connections with anti-Jewish writings had been established. He wrote a number of similar articles in “The Broom,” an anti-Semitic publication, in 1951 and 1952-before he was hired by the APIC. He has also been active in the work of the National Renaissance Party and currently lists himself as executive director of the Aryan League of America and director of the Real political Institute.
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