Ralph, I admire your tenacity in collecting minute data regarding the identity of the Man in the Doorway. It is these numerous pieces of evidence that often point us in the right direction. The manner in which Ball was questioning Arce is very suspicious. And even more suspicious is the date of Arce's employment at TSBD. Any knowledge of his previous or post work history?
How do you know Ball was CIA connected?
Thanks for the picture of Frank Sturgis and Remegio Arce. Frank Fiorini (Sturgis) was a very dangerous man.
John, I'll get back to you about Joseph Ball's CIA connections. But, the amazing thing about the stark contrast in the way Joseph Ball handled Billy Lovelady and Danny Arce is that with Lovelady he was coy as can be, not asking him about Doorman directly, but slyly having him draw an arrow to himself, while with Arce he went straight to it: "You see this guy here? Who is he?" He had him answer out loud- no worries. The contrast in the approach he took could not have been greater. However, IT WAS THE SAME DAY! April 7, 1964, Lovelady at 2:15 and Arce at 3:45.
Ball had complete confidence that Arce would give him the answer that he wanted but no confidence that Lovelady would. And Ball was right to be suspicious of Lovelady. The fact is that Lovelady had NEVER claimed to be Doorman up to that point. There were references to him having identified himself as Doorman to the FBI, but they came from the FBI. They were FBI statements- not Billy Lovelady statements.
But, when Lovelady drew his arrow to another figure in CE 369 to indicate himself, Joseph Ball must have freaked. He probably nearly soiled his pants. And then afterwards, he undoubtedly spoke to some people who spoke to some other people, who sent some big men in dark suits and sunglasses and gruff voices to talk to Lovelady. And I'm sure they made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Then, the following month, May 1964, Lovelady gave his first interview to a reporter, Jones Harris, in which he claimed, for the first time, to be Doorman. John, it was dastardly wicked, and I actually feel a little sorry for Lovelady because he didn't want to do it, and he wasn't very good at lying about it. Odds are very great that Lovelady was killed before the HSCA Final Report came out in 1979. And that's because there was a lot in there about him, and they knew that there would be people who would want to talk to him, get him to make a statement, and they could not risk that.
The little discreet line on the forearm of Black Hole Man is the tail of Lovelady's arrow. The head was in the black space of the enclosed arms, and I'm sure they smeared it out- if it was visible.