When I was in the process of leaving a ran across a complete text. What they left out was all about Jesus coming back in 1874, the time of the end beginning in 1878 and a number of other things that most JW's today would regard as nonsense. It immediately struck me that whoever wrote that passage in the Yearbook HAD to have known what should have been contained in the ellipses. I have thought ever since that they are deliberately deceiving their followers, at least at some level.
That's a good point Jeff... likewise the Revelation book (both editions) state that 1914 was predicted to be the BEGINNING of the time of trouble... but a quick look at the Watchtowers of the time show that it was obvious that it was going to be the END of the time of trouble...
I wonder why those early Watchtowers aren't on the Watchtower CD
So with the same thinking in mind, IGNORANCE of the society's history is one thing, but DECEIVING people about it is another.