As a result of the revelations in the Jewish Daily Bulletin, Major John T. Prout, confidential clerk to Comptroller Joseph D. McGoldrick and “Consul” of the American Concentration, Inc., Fascist organization, announced Friday that he had severed all connections with the organization.
At the same time Comptroller McGoldrick made public a statement calling the organization “fantastic” and “too absurd to be taken seriously.” He exonerated the organization, however, from the charge of anti-Semitism. Major Prout also denied the charge of anti-Semitism, both for himself and for the organization, despite the well known fact that the group includes the remnants of the Khaki Shirt outfit, which was openly and avowedly anti-Semitic.
The statements follow:
“I have declined the leadership, offered to me, of the American Concentration, Inc., since, upon investigation, I have found that it is not the type of organization I had been led to believe it was,” Major Prout said. “I was willing to take the leadership of any American organization devoted