Ralph, I just wanted to tell you that your discovery, 3 years ago, of the black arrow over Lovelady's forearm in CE369 now takes on a whole new meaning, given the fact that we have now positively identified him as Black Hole Man based on the digitized overlays.
It also confirms what we have been saying all along, that Joseph Ball orchestrated the whole Doorway Man cover-up fiasco for the Warren Commission from Day 1. This is a quote by Harold Weisberg from Chapter 7 of my book:
That Lovelady “verified” that Oswald was not there is a plain lie. He did testify that he was there but not that Oswald wasn’t. Lovelady did not testify he was standing where that man is standing in the Altgens picture. He did testify to those with him,by name, and they are not in that part of the Altgens picture.40
Here is the actual testimony that Weisberg was referring to in the above citation:
Mr. BALL. I have got a picture here, Commission Exhibit 369. Are you on that picture?
Mr. LOVELADY. Yes, sir.
Mr. BALL. Take a pen or pencil and mark an arrow where you are.
Mr. LOVELADY. Where I thought the shots are?
Mr. BALL. No; you in the picture.
Mr. LOVELADY. Oh, here (indicating).
Mr. BALL. Draw an arrow down to that ; do it in the dark. You got an arrow in the dark and one in the white pointing toward you. Where were you when the picture was taken?
Mr. LOVELADY. Right there at the entrance of the building standing on the top of the step, would be here (indicating).
Mr. BALL. You were standing on which step?
Mr. LOVELADY. It would be your top level.
Mr. BALL. The top step you were standing there?
Mr. LOVELADY. Right. (WC6H338-339)
RC: Here again is Lovelady's arrow from CE 369. Note that I only claim it as the "tail" of his arrow. Remember, from his testimony, we know that he drew most of his arrow in the dark. I take that to mean the dark space of the enclosure of Black Hole Man's arms.
And what I suspect very strongly is that after he drew it, that Joseph Ball, or someone he showed it to, took a black felt pen and obliterated the head of the Lovelady's arrow. And that's why we don't see it. Note that when we look at Frazier's arrow on the left that we can see the head of it in the black. It's not really hard to see. We can see the whole thing; every bit of it.
And, the other significance that this has is that it undoubtedly resulted in the goon squad visiting Lovelady again. Ball told somebody who told somebody who told somebody who sent a bunch of big, tall, gruff somebodies in dark suits and sunglasses to visit Lovelady at his house. And, they made it clear to him that he WAS the Man in the Doorway, and he better start getting with the God-damn program if his welfare and that of his family mattered to him.
And, lo and behold, a month later, in May 1964, Lovelady does an interview with Jones Harris and starts walking the walk and talking the talk. And get this: when Jones Harris asked him to resolve the controversy about which shirt he wore, the short-sleeved striped one or the long-sleeved plaid one, Lovelady said: BOTH. (!!!)
Hey, Larry. Maybe it's time to make an overlay of Lovelady wearing both shirts.