RE: TIPPIT TIMELINES.....
RICHARD VAN NOORD SAID:
>>> "With the theatre incident, we run into another witness you have to ignore to make LHO the culprit. As you know, Butch Burroughs, who worked at the theatre, is on record several times as saying Oswald went into the theatre at about 1:10." <<<
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
Now, Richard, all you have to do is figure out how Oswald got from his
roominghouse at 1026 Beckley to the theater on Jefferson in about 6
minutes (based, that is, on the timelines normally used by rabid
"Anybody But Oswald" conspiracy theorists concerning this matter).*
* = This, of course, is similar to the tactic continually utilized by CTers, when
they ask LNers "How could LHO have travelled 0.85 mile from Beckley to
10th & Patton in XX number of minutes to kill Tippit?" (with some CTers
claiming that Oswald had a mere 2 minutes to make that nearly-mile-long
journey, via the combined timelines provided by Earlene Roberts and
T.F. Bowley/Helen Markham).
Obviously, though, ALL times given by witnesses are only ESTIMATES and
BTW, here's an interesting tidbit from Earlene Roberts' WC testimony,
which is a comment made by Roberts immediately after she made her "3
or 4 minutes" approximation for the time that Oswald was in his room
JOSEPH BALL -- "How long did he stay in the room?"
MRS. ROBERTS -- "Oh, maybe not over 3 or 4 minutes. Just long enough, I guess, to go in there and get a jacket and put it on and he went out zipping it."
Roberts is, therefore, telling us that Oswald was in that shoebox of a
room JUST LONG ENOUGH TO GET HIS JACKET.
People often tend to stretch out time estimates. Happens all the time.
E.G.: J.C. Price...who thought the shooting on Elm took "5 minutes" to
complete! And Ike Altgens....who thought the shooting lasted about
Geez, if we want to take those time estimates to heart, there probably
wouldn't have been a person left alive in the whole Plaza. Bodies
would have been scattered all along Elm Street (a la Charles Whitman's
Texas Tower massacre in 1966).
IMO, Oswald was in that room for no more than 1 minute -- tops.
Dale Myers, who wrote the excellent book on the Tippit case "With Malice",
has a timeline in his book that indicates (via his extensive research on
the subject) that Oswald was in his room for 2.25 minutes. Myers has
Oswald going into the roominghouse at 12:57:15, and coming out at
12:59:30. With Tippit being killed by Oswald at 1:14:30. (Source:
"With Malice" by Dale K. Myers; Pages 380 and 382; c.1998.)
And those are, IMO, very reasonable estimates, based on the sum total
of available evidence and testimony with which to make such hard-to-
David Von Pein
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