Australia bethel is even today near a military barracks. In world war 2 the head of bethel agreed to wash military uniforms at bethel to make extra cash. Meanwhile brothers around the world were in jail for refusing to even put on a military uniform or even perform any non military work. Hypocrisy? Yeah. Yearbook 1983 page 63 explains Rutherford recieving many complaints and came to visit and saw nothing wrong with the cash flow situation!
Many left the truth for this breach of neutrality. In 1947 Nathan Knorr came and fired the branch servant and stopped this. Page 97 Knorr gave a talk at the Convention saying...."We confess that during the war we put our hands to the iniquity of this world at war...we put Gods properties to use in the war effort...violating true neutrality..."