Thank you for posting those stories about Woodworth. I did not know he was known for a "forceful and demanding" personality.
But he was subservient to Rutherford, he had to be as Rutherford had the ultimate, absolute power over everthing.
Woodworth's subservience to Rutherford even carried over after Rutherford died as can be seen from what he said on the stand in the 1943 Moyle court case:
From the Olin Moyle Trial Transcripts:
Direct examination of Clayton J. Woodworth, editor of the Consolation magazine (which used to be the Golden Age, and later became the Awake!)
Q. How old are you Mr. Woodworth? A. 73
Q Then you do admit, do you not, that Mr. Rutherford did administer rebukes? A. Yes, sir.
Q. And you know, Mr Woodworth, that he did administer rebukes to you, don't you?
A. "What son is he whom the father chasteneth not?"
The Court: He didn't ask you that. Answer the Question.
The Witness: Occasionally.
Note: Clayton J. Woodworth was only ONE YEAR younger than "Judge" Rutherford!
See the thread: Clayton J Woodworth, "Son" of Rutherford! http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/6/85697/1.ashx