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DOES ROCKEFELLER TAX-FREE FOUNDATION
BELONG TO US? "NO!" CHARGES MANLY
BY BASIL M. MANLY
Noted Economic Investigator
The Rockefeller foundation,, with
jts fund of more than '$100,000,000,
is, I have alleged, a subterfuge de
signed to evade the income tax,
I base this charge not only upon
the testimony of Rockefeller, as
published, that the foundation is re
garded as a private interest to be ad
ministered in direct connection with
his corporate business, but even
more upon the following concrete
The acid test of Rockefeller's real
purpose in establishing the founda
tion is "Who controls the money?"
If it was in truth a gift to the
American people, to be expended for
the welfare of mankind, the funds
would have been placed under t!he
control of the wisest and most expe
rienced men in the nation.
But Rockefeller placed the abso
lute, control of the $100,000,000 in
the hands of a finance committee
composed of his son, John D. Rock
efeller, Jr.; his personal attorney,
Starr J. Murphy, and an ex-private
secretary, Jerome D. Greene. When
appointed, these three men were the
"personal staff" of John D. Rocke
feller. Greene has since been re
moved to make room for Ivy Lee,
Rockefeller's press agent!
Rockefeller, Murphy and Greene
are also a majority and quorum of
the executive committee, which, con
trols all activties of the foundation,
.With two exceptions, every mem
ber of the board of trustees is either
a member of the Rockefeller family,
the Rockefeller "personal staffs" or
a man whose job and salary are con
trolled by John D. Rockefeller.
Rockefeller even made his private
secretary one of the trustees.
The number of trustees has been
limited to eleven so that the major
ity with absolute control iu every hue
.are.; . . -
John D. RockefejlerJJohn D. Rock
efeller, Jr.; Starr J. Murphy, personal
attorney; SYederick T. Gates," ex
member "personal staff"; C. O.
Heydt, private secretary, and Jerome
D. Greene, ex-private secretary:
Thet voting power of the stocks
helfi by the foundation which
amount to nearly $70,000,000, is vest
ed in John D. Rockefeller, Jr., or
whomever he may designate.
The- entire $100,000,000 under the
absolute control of John D. Rocke
feller, "Jr., may be, and perhaps has
been, used to control the stock market-In
1914 the foundation's transac
tions in securities amounted .to more
than eight million -dollars, upon
which there was a reported gain of
Two million dollars of the annual
income of the foundation is set aside,
without warrant of law, to be ex
pended for such purposes as John H.
Rockefeller, Sr., may designate.
. The entire $100,000,000 fund may
at any time be distributed or returned
to John D. Rockefeller simply by the
votes of any eight out of the nine
trustees, who are either members of
the Rockefeller family, the Roekefel
ler 'personal staff," or salaried men
in one of the Rockefeller institutions I
Manly's next article exposing the
fraudulent attempts to .defeat the in
come tax lavy by the very rich will
appear in this newspaper Monday.
Anti-Enlisfment league will hold
open-air meetings Fit, 8 p. m.. at
Marshfield and 12th, ia Jewish, and
Saturday, 2:30 p. m., Madison and
Green, in English. Business meetings.
Tuesday, at 712 Loomis st Every one
Max Sherover will lecture tonight
at Lawudale school, 3216 W. 12th,
rTxicks of the Press"