Reading Crisis of Conscience by Raymond Franz today I came across an account of how Knorr acted when Franz, alone among Governing Body members, suggested that the monarchial system of absolute power vested in Knorr and his predecessors was unscriptural, and since they had removed that arrangement from the congregations (replacing it with a Body of Elders arrangement) they should do the same thing at the Headquarters:
In each case of my doing so, however, the president took the remarks very personally, speaking at great length, his voice tense and forceful, saying that 'evidently some were not satisfied with the way he was handling his job.' He would go into great detail as to the work he was performing and then would say 'now apparently some don't want me to handle things anymore' and that perhaps he should 'bring it all down here and turn it over to Ray Franz and let him handle it.'
Yes folks, this was the way the Society's president from 1942 to 1976 acted. Like a big baby.