It must be white smoke time shortly at Brooklyn , following the death of 2 members in the last year.
By all accounts , there can only be 7 active members......
Herd (71 years old) , Jackson (51) , Lett (57) , Losch (63) , Morris (56) , Pierce (71) and Splane (62).
The other 3 are all very aged. Barber (101) is confined to bed , Jaracz is in his eighties and (allegedly) has heart trouble and a friend who met Jack Barr (now 93 years old) in the London Bethel this year reckoned that this would be the last time he would be travelling over to the UK as he is very , very frail now.
With new, "grafted in" anointed ones very thin on the ground (and most regarded as certifiable by the R & F) , it is increasingly difficult for the GB to constantly appoint credible new members every few years. For years now , the WTS has increasingly been talking up the growing influence the non-anointed ones (Nethinim , "chieftain class etc) are having in WTS affairs - is it now the time for "new light"? OS members on the GB (but perhaps in some kind of secondary , advisory / observer role)?