If, like me you thought this was some kind of joke or scam , please be assured that I have checked it in a real , paper bound volume.
Sometime in th'80s the WT issued reprints of old volumes and as luck would have it, this one is at the back of the shelf in this study. I have it here and it is a true quote.
I cannot recall ever hearing this, and by the time I was grown up it must have been forgotten (at least around here) since I can remember being encouraged to 'tip my hat' to a lady while on the ministry.
But, they did say it...It shows a lot about the mind set at the time