Every few years, since Jones Harris and others saw the Altgens photo in 1963, people spew the “Oswald couldn’t have done it, he was in the doorway” theory. It has since been dismissed for many reasons, but like a bad penny, it keeps showing up. It’s latest reincarnation is headed up by a rabidly passionate man named Ralph Cinque. I say rabidly passionate as those are the nicest words I can think of for this man. If one disagrees with him, he calls them “bloodied”. Naïve as I am at times, I didn’t realize what this meant until it was explained to me by many other JFK researchers that he uses that term to mean those (like me) who don’t believe his theory are as guilty of killing our 35th president as the assassins. Really? Bless his heart.
Though I’ve told Mr. Cinque that I speak with Buell Frazier often and he says Lee wasn’t on the steps, Cinque still refuses to accept the truth. Though I’ve told Mr. Cinque that Jones Harris and others personally interviewed Billy Lovelady and saw “THE SHIRT” he was wearing that day, Cinque refuses to believe its Lovelady. Bless his heart.
Eyewitness testimony should be enough. Confirmed evidence by investigators should be enough. If Lee Oswald was standing in the doorway, why wouldn’t he scream it to the world when he stated “I’m just a Patsy’? I would like to proffer this affidavit from a man who worked at the Texas School Book Depository: James Earl Jarman.
AFFIDAVIT IN ANY FACT THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF DALLAS BEFORE ME, Patsy Collins, a Notary Public in and for said County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared Jeames Earl Jarman, Jr., c/m 33, 3942 Atlanta Street, Dallas, Texas HA8-1837 who, after being by me duly sworn, on oath deposes and says: I work for the Texas School Book Depository, 411 Elm Street, as a Checker on the first floor for Mr. Roy S. Truly. On Friday, November 22, 1963, I got to work at 8:05 a.m. The first time I saw Lee Oswald on Friday, NOvember 22, 1963 was about 8:15 a.m. He ws filling orders on the first foor. A little after 9:00 a.m. Lee Oswald asked me what all the people were doing standing on the street. I told him that the President was supposed to come this way sometime this morning. He asked me, “Which way do you think he is coming?”. I told him that the President would probably come down Main Street and turn on Houston and then go down Elm Street. He said, “Yes, I see”. I only talked with him for about three or four minutes. The last time I saw Lee Oswald on Friday, November 22, 1963 was between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon when he was taking the elvator upstairs to go get some boxes. At about 11:45 a.m. all of the employees who were working on the 6th floor came downstairs and we were all out on the street at about 12:00 o’clock noon. These employees were: Bill Shelley, Charles Givens, Billy Lovelady, Bonnie Ray (last name not known) and a Spanish boy (his name I cannot remember). To my knowledge Lee Oswald was not with us while we were watching the parade. /s/ James Earl Jarman, Jr.
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN BEFORE ME THIS 23rd DAY OF November A.D. 1963 /s/ Patsy Collins Notary Public, Dallas County, Texas So that’s the last I will say about Oswald in the doorway. If Jarman, Frazier, Lovelady’s shirt shown to investigators and more aren’t enough evidence, then what will ever be? Bless your heart Mr. Cinque.