Sorry Atlantis. If you don't know the difference between inscribing a gift and being asked to sign an autograph, I don't know what will help you. I'll try again.
"Would we ask them to autograph our books and bibles"? is what the article says. Asking somebody to autograph something is different. The photo shows them signing what is referred to as gifts. It does NOT say they were asked to sign them. And it's not unusual to inscribe a book when you give it as a gift.
Have you ever sent off a Christmas card? Maybe wrote Merry Christmas, maybe some other thoughts, then signed the card? Perfectly normal. The recipient isn't idolizing you. And they aren't asking you to do it.
On the other hand, how many of these people give you something and say "can you autograph this"? You'd probably feel it's weird if they did. One situation normal, the other weird. Both are signatures, but you'd feel it was something a whole lot different than the Christmas card you sent them. Wouldn't you?
One is a gift with perhaps a message or thought and your signature to show who it comes from. When you're signing it, you're not thinking the signature is the gift. You aren't thinking "what a great guy I am, I'm giving them my autograph". No. It's the card and the message that's the gift.
The other (being asked to sign something) is were the signature itself becomes an item of value to the person receiving it. The signature is the gift. Both would have your signature, but there's a big difference. You can't say they're the same thing.
The watchtower may have had to mention it because people would ask. But there's nothing being shown where they responded to an autograph request. Only that they signed gifts.
Not saying they never responded to an autograph request. But the Cuba situation is not evidence of such a thing.
And morpheus is a right-winger. Read his other posts where he's commented on politics. And even look at his reference to Cubans as "godless commies". That sounds to me like an insult a right-winger would level. He could just call them Cubans.