New York (Jun. 9)
Should Henry Ford refuse to accept service for the libel suit started against him by Herman Bernstein be may face the prospect of arrest if he comes to New York, either on a business mission or in the interests of his Presidential campaign. This is the considered opinion of a writer in the NEW YORK WORLD.
Mr. Bernstein in his letter to Ford gives the automobile magnate until July 14th to accept service. If he fails to do so by that date, Mr. Bernstein declares in his letter, “I shall assume that you will neither facilitate personal service nor authorize your voluntary appearance and I shall act accordingly.”
One of the provisions of the law for defendants who cannot be served by the usual methods is the civil order of arrest. Application for such an order, it is said, is in prospect.
If it were granted, it would mean that Ford, should he enter New York, could be taken into custody by the Sheriff.