Saturday, August 11, 2007
At Through the looking Glass Tod highlights the Johnson&Johnson legal spat with the American Red Cross over use in commerce of the Red Cross logo. I had recently taken some pictures at The Soviet Knights of Malta chapels in Prague.
Lately I've been reading Secrets of the Federal Reserve [ E. Mullins] and he cites some of the former directors of the ARC -
In 1917 Henry P. Davison , senior partner in JPMorgan Co., was appointed head of ARC to get control of the $370m cash collected in donations.
Ronald Ransom [ Atlanta banker & under Rooseveldt in '38-'39 Gov. of the Fed] was Dir. in charge of personnel for Foreign Service for ARC in 1918
John Skelton Williams , Comptroller of the Currency, was app. National Treasurer of the ARC
FDR's law partner, Basil O'Connor was a director of the ARC
At present it's Mark Everson who in a question from Trent Stamp ,[ article:' I am well suited for the job' at www.charitynavigator.org] concerning the tax status of the Salvation Army and its large donation-based untaxed income answered:
'I don't comment on things that are relevant to my former position as the Comissioner of the IRS'
On the J&J case he was able to comment:
' For a multi-million dollar drug company to claim that the ARC violated a criminal statute that was created to protect the humanitarian mission of the ARC, simply so that J&J can make more money, is obscene"
I include a photo of Mr. Everson and his employer and his employer........