I found some old boxes of books and memorabilia from my stepfather. Among the items were letters asking Covington for help with the draft board (WWII) who were trying to deny his ministers classification despite his name being printed in the July 9 1941 issue of Consolation magazine under the list of WTBTS Ordained Ministers.
Covington's responses were pretty lame, basically saying "Just show the board your name in the magazine". Jerk
The good news is that hubby and I are selling his carefully preserved JW stuff on E-Bay and so far the bidding is brisk. :)