Its funny just thinking how the WT must want little tid bits like that one disappear forever.
The article is about the rule that if an elder did a wrong three years in the past without getting caught they do not need to step down. This is still current policy.
In Barbara Andersens book "A religion in Crisis" it was this rule that has resulted in elders being able to continue to molest children for generations, and at the heart of the settlements by the Watchtower earlier this year.
In 1991 the rule was amended to say fornication needed more than three years to go by.
Once again we see that the WTS really does believe that Holy Spirit actively guides appointed servants. If the Holy Spirit did not bring to light the sin of an elder in over 3 years, the assumption is made that the elder still has Gods blessing.
When I was at Bethel I confessed a serious sin involving myself and another person who was still pioneering. Since it was more than 3 years prior and we were both in appointed positions the Bethel elder said it was clear we still had Gods blessing so had been forgiven. The confession went no further.