Check out the oct 2018 Wt study on 100 years since 1918.
"At this meeting, held on January 5, 1918, several prominent men who had been dismissed from Bethel attempted to gain control of the organization. Richard H. Barber, a faithful traveling overseer, opened the meeting with prayer. After a report on the preceding year’s work, the annual election of directors was held. Brother Barber nominated Joseph Rutherford and six other brothers. Then an attorney who sided with the opposers nominated seven other men, including the ones who had been dismissed from Bethel. They were defeated. By an overwhelming majority, the shareholders elected Brother Rutherford and six other faithful brothers to be directors." - nothing here about how Rutherford got elected as a neutral option since he was new, and expected to be obeyed and have absolute control when Franz wanted power shared, and rutherford kicked them out then elected his own puppet replacements.
And I like this oxymoron in the article too, "E. F. Crist, a traveling overseer in Canada, told of a couple who had read The Finished Mystery and accepted the truth in only five weeks". What in "the finished mystery" is still accepted as 'truth' by the WT?
The rest of the article gives cherry picked details of how Rutherford gets jailed, then it ends. No details of how and why they got released.