Majestic Apartments Nov 29, 2008 8:50:43 GMT -5
Post by Michael on Nov 29, 2008 8:50:43 GMT -5
Even L. Gardner's 2004 treatment of this Payroll is bizarre as he seems not to be able to evaluate the results of his own footnotes. (Crazy Allen 11-28-08, LTB)
Let me first say that researching any angle into this case is like conducting your own investigation. You have to properly evaluate what you have and apply it to what was said by those interviewed then factor in the possibilities concerning what you do not have.
What makes Crazy Allen's statement above so absurd is his inability, time and time again, to understand the basic differences between the payrolls and the time sheets. Next, he used to assert neither existed, as it applied to Hauptmann, and wagered his original copy of The Snatch Racket to Rab if they did... It was his position that the receipts proving they existed were "wish lists"...
This is yet but one example of his silly "logic" as it applies to this case.
Needless to say, those of us who actually research the case already had copies of everything and so once he was proven to be incorrect, he welched on his bet and never delivered the book to Rab as promised.
Anyone surprised about that?
Now comes this new book, which I haven't read and not sure I will, and now Allen uses this to somehow take an uniformed, ignorant, and venomous attack against Lloyd (Dr. Gardner). Yes, the guy who I still run into at the Archives doing research on the case.
Funny, I have NEVER run into Crazy Allen. He seems content looking things up in Fisher's index, plagiarizing my material, and falsely representing Newspaper Reports as Police Reports in order to look more creditable.
He's not. By his own admission, he's been to the NJSP Archives, briefly, once. What did he find on the Majestic during this visit I wonder? Does he even remember this visit? Even Jim Fisher was there for about a week or so... But like me, Lloyd spent YEARS researching this material.
So much for that idiot Allen.
Here's the problem with the Majestic Payrolls as I have found after rolling up my sleeves and doing actual Archival Research.....
There are several copies. Some copies are copies of originals, and others are corrected copies of copies. These corrected copies show much different information then the originals.
Just as an example: On the Feb 29 payroll it lists "John McGuire", Asst. Engineer. How much was he paid? Well, that depends on which copy you have. The original show $45.00. If I have the original does that prove he didn't make what the corrected copy (found elsewhere) shows he made? So if I am ignorant, and say he didn't make $57.50, would I be in a position to attack someone else who is in the know?
Now, the only way to know this is to do the actual research. This is why Lloyd's book, The Case That Never Dies is so good - because he actually has done it.
Next, after evaluating the statements, interviews, and reports that surround the management and staff at both Reliable, Reliance, and Majestic - it proves some people are listed on the payroll but not on the time sheets AND some are on the time sheets but not the payroll... it also proves people who worked may not show on either the payroll or the time sheets. They appear on the "complaint sheets" which are added to the pay later on by the time keeper.
I have names and amounts for people who worked side by side with other workers during this time frame who don't appear on these payroll, time sheet, checks, or employment cards. Yet, they worked there and were paid.
Instead of pretending to be an expert, Crazy Allen needs to put down Fisher's book, get off his as*, and do some research. We've all got that "Nutty" relative in every family who nobody wants to sit next to, or the lonely guy at the football games 2nd guessing the coach (but never played a down in his life). The Kidnapping Boards has one of those too, unfortunately, and his name is Crazy Allen.