The TSBD staff situation -- fluctuations and implications Jun 21, 2020 2:20:06 GMT -5
Post by Tom Sorensen on Jun 21, 2020 2:20:06 GMT -5
In my thread titled The TSBD employee time records -- a closer look I concluded, based on records and WC witness statements, that Roy Truly's order and shipping department was overstaffed when Oswald, and likely Frazier, were hired. It did bother me, though, that the rush and slack seasons mentioned in several places weren't documented in terms of specific months.
But, as it turns out, something even better is available in a very early Secret Service report: Roy Truly himself details the number of employees by month!
Here's a link to that report: Secret Service investigation dated 12-7-63
Below I've summarized the numbers put forward by Roy Truly on page 5.
Normal crew: 13-14
- January 4
- February 4
- March 0
- April 0
- May 0
- June 10-15
- July 10-15
- August reduced
- September reduced (but Frazier+3 hired)
- October 3-5 (but Oswald+1 hired)
- November 0 (Felts fired)
- December 0
Comparing these numbers with the number of employees listed on the time records we're pretty close, 20 in second half of October and 19 when Truett Felts leaves during the second half of November. The floor laying crew accounts for the high number in November.
But something does not ad up at all:
- By August and September Roy Truly should be reducing staff yet hires FRAZIER, WILLIAMS, ARCE and FELTS!
- By October GIVENS is back and he hires OSWALD
- By June/July Truly is fully staffed so why would a job agency contact FRAZIER in September about a job opening at the depository?
On page four we learn that on the Houston address they are only three AIKEN and SHIELDS, both old-timers, and a new guy named Frank Hester. Hester must be new as he doesn't show on the November records. Again, why does Truly hire when he could use, say, GIVENS from the floor crew?
Further, on page 5 we learn that "Attendance and employment records were seized by the FBI and were not available for examination"! As we know, the only things the WC was allowed to view were Oswald's application form and records beginning October 16, Oswald's alleged first day at work.
The FBI seizing TSBD attendance and employment records but only tagging and making available a few select records can only mean one thing: an FBI cover-up.
The evidence I've evaluated, which was also available to the WC, points to both Frazier and Oswald being planted at the TSBD. This implies that Truly might be part of a conspiracy to set up Oswald, and possibly Frazier. The WC ignoring that evidence can only mean one thing: a WC cover-up.
Since the seasonal highs and lows of the TSBD would have been known by everyone at the management level (all employed for years), Truly suddenly breaking the established pattern of hiring and firing must have raised questions by Campbell, Shelley and Aiken unless they were part of the deal. Any real investigation would have targeted the management lever to uncover what they knew. The WC did no such thing.
Basically the WC violated the LBJ executive order by not demanding access to all TSBD material seized by the FBI and not investigating leads that suggest conspiracy.