Thomas Graves

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  1. Sandy, Regarding the use of the word "Spanish man" to describe the way someone, who happens to speak that language, looks -- since most of the people who live in Spain are "White" like you and me, and are, therefore, difficult to distinguish from most other people living in European countries or North America, Australia, New Zealand, European Russia, etc, it's obvious to me that the person who said or wrote "Spanish man" should have said "Mexican-looking" or "South American-looking" or "Hispanic-looking," or something like that, instead. Living next to Mexico as I do, I hear people make the same mistake in describing someone from time to time. As regards Morales' height, I believe he was an athletic 5'10" (he had run track and, according to his friend Ruben Carbajal, been a football star in high school). I'll try to look up his documented height and post it here. When I do, please bear in mind that the photographer, Jim Doyle, was only 14 years old at the time, so all of the adults around him were taller than he was, I would imagine. -- Tommy
  2. Chris, Possible teenager John T. "Jack" Martin from Minnesota filmed Oswald while visiting New Orleans on August 9, 1963, the same day that sixteen-year-old Jim Doyle and his eleven-year-old sister shot the very same Oswald leafletting incident at which Oswald, Bringuier, Cruz. and one other anti-Castro Cuban were arrested for disturbing the peace. This August 9 incident is not to be confused with Oswald's leafletting activity in front of the New Orleans Trade Mart on August 16, during which Oswald was assisted by paid worker Charles Steele and an unknown Hispanic-looking guy, and nobody was arrested. Thanks for asking! --Tommy I believe that the scar I've been talking about (which is barely visible on and over Morales' left eye in the upper right photo) is much more visible in the lower left photo. If you look very closely, you can even see it in his high school photo, which leads me to believe it was from an old high school football injury, which sport Morales played, according to his old high school buddy, Ruben Carbajal. --Tommy The reason I think Morales' scar is important is because a Garrison researcher, Life Magazine's Richard Billings, wrote in his notes in 1967: "More on Spanish trace... Giant [Jim Garrison] says the shepherd has a one-inch scar on his left eyebrow. He was also seen by Bringuier and Miguel Cruz at Maison Blanche when Oswald passing out leaflets." Note: The "Maison Blanche" was a large old building where Dean Andrews had his law office on the sixth floor, only two blocks from where Oswald, Bringuier, and Cruz were arrested on August 9 in the 700 block of Canal Street. After the assassination, Andrews said he had seen Oswald passing out leaflets in front of this building, and that Oswald told him it was just a $25 "job" ... "He [the "shepherd"] was wearing a coat and tie and sunglasses... He was taking pictures of Oswald." [emphasis added] http://www.jfk-online.com/billings4.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Billings' notes, he wonders if "Spanish Trace" might have been the dark-complected driver of the "getaway" Rambler station wagon in Dallas. rhereby suggesting that "Spanish Trace / Shepherd" was both dark-complected and Mexican-looking. David Sanchez Morales was half Spanish and half Yaqui Indian, and was so dark-complected that his nickname was "El Indio". The photo below is of Morales and is cropped from a larger photograph taken of him in Chile or Peru in 1966. I have seen the larger photo on the Internet. It shows a 35mm camera hanging in front of Morales' chest. I can't find that larger photo right now, but a least we can see the camera's strap in this one. FWIW, 16-year-old amateur photographer Jim Doyle, who filmed Oswald's arguing with Bringuier on August 9 and being arrested, said that the guy watching Oswald so intently was wearing a grey suit and taking pictures of him with an expensive-looking camera. Here it is. BUMPED It's interesting that 14-year old Jim Doyle's parents, and a married couple who were friends of the family, all said that there were two pro-Castro demonstrators there that day -- Oswald with a yellow or orange "Viva La (sic) Fidel!" sign around his neck, and another guy, who had no sign but did have a pro-Castro placard on a wooden stake, and who was also handing out flyers. If so, why wasn't this second demonstrator arrested along with Oswald, Bringuier, Martinez, and Cruz? Scroll down to page 2. http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Civil Actions/JFK-MLK Appeals Subjects/Pix/Pix 05-09.pdf Scroll down to page 5 for more detail. http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/FBI Records Files/105-82555/105-82555 Section 015/105-15c.pdf
  3. Oh. You're right. But it's all your fault. Because you enlarged it too much. And you made it too dark or something. (And it has been over a year since I last looked at it.) My bad but it's all your fault, Larsen. (lol) -- Tommy
  4. Sandy, Just like the NSA wouldn't let anyone steal bundles of secrets from their job at a NSA sub-contractor, and then move to Russia? Do-Do Does Happen, you know. -- Tommy
  5. Chris, Possible teenager John T. "Jack" Martin from Minnesota filmed Oswald while visiting New Orleans on August 9, 1963, the same day that sixteen-year-old Jim Doyle and his eleven-year-old sister shot the very same Oswald leafletting incident at which Oswald, Bringuier, Cruz. and one other anti-Castro Cuban were arrested for disturbing the peace. This August 9 incident is not to be confused with Oswald's leafletting activity in front of the New Orleans Trade Mart on August 16, during which Oswald was assisted by paid worker Charles Steele and an unknown Hispanic-looking guy, and nobody was arrested. Thanks for asking! --Tommy I believe that the scar I've been talking about (which is barely visible on and over Morales' left eye in the upper right photo) is much more visible in the lower left photo. If you look very closely, you can even see it in his high school photo, which leads me to believe it was from an old high school football injury, which sport Morales played, according to his old high school buddy, Ruben Carbajal. --Tommy The reason I think Morales' scar is important is because a Garrison researcher, Life Magazine's Richard Billings, wrote in his notes in 1967: "More on Spanish trace... Giant [Jim Garrison] says the shepherd has a one-inch scar on his left eyebrow. He was also seen by Bringuier and Miguel Cruz at Maison Blanche when Oswald passing out leaflets." Note: The "Maison Blanche" was a large old building where Dean Andrews had his law office on the sixth floor, only two blocks from where Oswald, Bringuier, and Cruz were arrested on August 9 in the 700 block of Canal Street. After the assassination, Andrews said he had seen Oswald passing out leaflets in front of this building, and that Oswald told him it was just a $25 "job" ... "He [the "shepherd"] was wearing a coat and tie and sunglasses... He was taking pictures of Oswald." [emphasis added] http://www.jfk-online.com/billings4.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Billings' notes, he wonders if "Spanish Trace" might have been the dark-complected driver of the "getaway" Rambler station wagon in Dallas. rhereby suggesting that "Spanish Trace / Shepherd" was both dark-complected and Mexican-looking. David Sanchez Morales was half Spanish and half Yaqui Indian, and was so dark-complected that his nickname was "El Indio". The photo below is of Morales and is cropped from a larger photograph taken of him in Chile or Peru in 1966. I have seen the larger photo on the Internet. It shows a 35mm camera hanging in front of Morales' chest. I can't find that larger photo right now, but a least we can see the camera's strap in this one. FWIW, 16-year-old amateur photographer Jim Doyle, who filmed Oswald's arguing with Bringuier on August 9 and being arrested, said that the guy watching Oswald so intently was wearing a grey suit and taking pictures of him with an expensive-looking camera. Here it is.
  6. Bumped. Because it's been about a year and a half, now. Awwwwwwwughhffuhyvjuyfjvyfjc! I preferred the old forum as far as "quoting" was concerned.
  7. Dude! I'm the guy who discovered the strap about a year ago, mostly by noticing the spectral highlights (even noticeable in your enlargement) on the left couple of inches, and it's slight crunching of his collar / jacket on the right. I know exactly where to look for the strap. LOL -- Tommy
  8. Sandy, Great work. Thanks for enlarging this detail. Just wondering -- Is there any way to adjust the contrast or the hues, or something, so as to make the strap "stand out" from his skin more? Thanks, -- Tommy
  9. How about San Diego Naval Hospital, where my Dad (born in 1923; R.I.P.) did his opthamology (sp?) internship? -- Tommy I have never been able to spell that word, and figured I might as well make a joke about it. (lol) Seems to me he did tell me something about helping to change the eye color or something on a spy who was going to be inserted into a dark-eyed country back in the day.
  10. Dear Paul, I may have correctly perceived it, but I certainly haven't endorsed it, nor the agenda-driven "interpretations" and "explanations" and rationalizations you have tried to frame it in. -- Tommy
  11. I threw a base runner out at home plate on a one-bounce throw from deep in left field in Little League, once. -- Tommy
  12. Let me start with Gloria Calvery. 1 ) From her high school and wedding photographs, we have a good idea what Gloria Calvery looked like. We know she was a full-faced, always glasses-wearing, large-framed gal, and that she was almost as tall as her husband. 2 ) We know from Calvery's FBI statement (and from those of the people mentioned in her statement, and from their statements) that she was standing, with four other ladies, "on the north side of Elm Street" "about half-way between Houston Street and the Triple Underpass." (Open the document, press "ctrl" and "F" at the same time, type calvery into the drop-down search box) https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh22/pdf/WH22_CE_1381.pdf 3 ) Having eliminated the mislabeled "Gloria Calvary," "Karan Hicks," and Carol Reed" from consideration in the labeled Z-Frame below, and believing that the real Calvery, Hicks, and Reed must, due to what they'd said in their FBI statements, be fairly near "Calvary, Hicks, and Reed" in said Z-Frame, Sandy Larsen and I started to focus our attention on the four headscarf-wearing ladies standing together ten-to-twenty feet up the sidewalk from the CalvAry Group, (not realizing at the time that there is a fifth head-scarf wearing lady -- whom I believe to be Juanita "June" Dishong -- standing in front of the woman labeled "Jane Berry") because we noticed that of the twenty or-so women who are visible on the north side of Elm Street in that frame, only five of them are wearing headscarves (one of whom is my recently-identified, light-blue-scarf wearing Sharron Simmons at the far right of the frame). I had a hunch that co-workers Calvery, Hicks, Reed, and Westbrook might all be wearing them as an unconscious example of "group bonding" or "conformity". The tall, black headscarf-wearing woman standing to the right of "Peggy Burney" was of particular interest to me because no one seemed to know enough about her as to even hazard a guess about her identity! 4 ) I found a photograph, taken during the motorcade by Hugh Betzner, which shows the same tall, black headscarf-wearing Mystery Woman standing in the background, on the other side of the "Queen Mary" follow-up car, and Sandy and I agreed that not only was she wearing her dark hair like the documented Gloria Calvery, but that she also appeared to be wearing glasses. Here she is, standing next to a short guy, between the second and third Secret Service agents from the left. She's wearing a dark-colored blouse and headscarf. Betzner 3 5 ) Then Sandy and I started looking at the famous Couch-Darnell film (whom Robert Prudhomme and others were convinced showed Lovelady rising from a squat or leaning-over position to full heigh to the TSBD steps), in which we believed we had previously spotted Billy Lovelady talking with a woman, dressed in a dark-colored blouse and headscarf, in front of him on the steps about 30 seconds after the assassination. I noticed that this woman was being physically "urged" to walk up the steps by the woman to her right, and Sandy noticed that the woman doing the "urging" was wearing a white dress and a white headscarf, just like the woman labeled "Betty Thornton" in the aforementioned Z-Frame. Finally, I noticed that the woman "being urged" by this woman in white was not only wearing a dark-colored blouse and headscarf like the largish "Mystery Woman" on Elm Street, but that she was wearing a lighter-colored, boldly-patterned skirt like her, as well. 6 ) Bearing in mind that William Shelley said that he'd walked from the TSBD steps to the concrete "Island" immediately after the assassination and encountered a crying Gloria Calvery there, Sandy and I believe that the woman Lovelady is talking to on the front steps is Gloria Calvery, and that after Shelley left her to run inside the TSBD to call his wife, Gloria walked across Elm Street Extension to enter her workplace, the TSBD, and encountered Lovelady there on the steps and started talking with him there, as "captured" in Couch-Darnell. Please note that a bit of Calvery's patterned, lighter-colored skirt can be glimpsed to the right of the dark-suited Turning Man's shoulder, and that although her dressed-in-white friend / colleague is walking up the steps while pulling on Clavery's right arm, Calvery remains stationary, talking to a man who looks an awful lot like Billy Nolan Lovelady. -- Tommy [to be continued]
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  14. Dear Paul, Perhaps you haven't noticed, but the title of this thread is "The Blond Oswald In Mexico." As regards your question, "Where is all your research pointing, then?," I guess if you were to look at it scientifically, like a mathematician, the you'd be forced to say that it's more like "a random man walk" than anything so grandiose as "a direction". If you can handle a flippant answer, "It's what ever my handler tells me to say." If you want an honest answer, it's whatever I find my sizable nose pointed at at any given moment. I would think that my gadfly-ish areas of interest and the results of my scattered "research projects" would be of interest to various people who do have their own "CT" to push. Like you, for example. My discovery that David Sanchez Morales was very likely "caught" on Jim Doyles' film while monitoring or lending "moral support" to Lee Harvey Oswald on August 9, 1963, would be of great interest to you, and that you would somehow twist it into somehow supporting your "CT". -- Tommy PS You're statement "There was no Blond Oswald in Mexico City" is a suggestion I refuse to accept.
  15. Dear Paul, Did Lee Harvey Oswald (the one and only Oswald) have a "very thin face," as was described by Eusebio Azcue? Or did he look "about 35 years old"? Or was he "about the same height" as Sylvia Duran, who was 5' 3.5" herself, said he was ? (Leonov was 5' 6" ; LHO was at least 5' 9") And did he really have blond hair? -- Tommy Dear Paul, Should I dismiss certain evidence because it appears to lead in an uncomfortable direction? Kinda like an ostrich, sticking his head in the sand and later asking, "Where'd everybody go?" And by the way, Word Twister, unlike you, I don't even have a "CT". (lol)