(From the testimony of Henry Ford in the Ford-Tribune libel case, heard at Mt. Clemens, Mich., July 15.)
(Mr. Ford was being questioned by an attorney for The Tribune concerning an article by Edward Marshall, newspaper correspondent).
Q: I just want to understand what you mean. You have 21 terms in this little book that I called your attention to, referred to murderers and murderous, all relating to preparedness; is that where you said in the Marshall article that the word "murder" should be embroidered upon the uniform of every soldier.
A: In the Marshall article, I think Marshall said that was a quotation from Jane [Addams].
Q: I don't care if it is a quotation. You published it, Mr. Ford?
A: Yes, I admit it.
Q: You published the statement. Jane [Addams] did not publish it to the world, did she? that you ever knew of?
A: She may have done it.
Q: Did you ever know of her doing it?
Q: Did you ever hear of her doing so?
Q: But you did publish it to the world, didn't you?
A: In the Marshall article? [page 2]
A: He did.
Q: It was an interview that he had with you?
A: It was not an interview. He had a conversation with me.
Q: And the result of that conversation was embodied in the article that was published in other places, in the country, in the Detroit Free Press, for one?
A: Well, but I never saw the proof of the article.
Q: You said that you adopted the words that I have stated?
Q: That every soldier and every sailor should have embroidered upon his breast on their uniforms, the word "murderer?"
A: A professional soldier.