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Offline John Mytton

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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #60 on: February 14, 2020, 02:14:59 AM »
The "Return Date" would have been stamped on the card in the back of the book when it was checked out. Typically a date two weeks from the day it was checked out. It was not necessarily the date the book was actually returned.



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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2020, 03:04:57 AM »
The "Return Date" would have been stamped on the card in the back of the book when it was checked out. Typically a date two weeks from the day it was checked out. It was not necessarily the date the book was actually returned.



That makes sense and agrees with the titles of the respective columns in the list in the original post of this thread. The other column title reads “date would have been checked out.” Good work Jerry!

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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2020, 07:33:46 AM »
That makes sense and agrees with the titles of the respective columns in the list in the original post of this thread. The other column title reads “date would have been checked out.” Good work Jerry!

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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2020, 11:27:37 PM »
The document doesn’t say “date due”, it says ”return date”.

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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2020, 03:49:50 AM »
 
The document doesn’t say “date due”, it says ”return date”.
That would be the same thing John---Jerry is correct...
The "Return Date" would have been stamped on the card in the back of the book when it was checked out. Typically a date two weeks from the day it was checked out. It was not necessarily the date the book was actually returned.
So it looks like this whole thread was a chase after wild fowl :D
Apparently...Oswald was a speed reader.

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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #65 on: February 16, 2020, 05:23:25 PM »
The memo says: "Card shows return date" rather than just "return date".  A big difference.  It means the "return date" is established from the "card."  And that seems to further confirm Jerry O's theory that it means the due date and not the date actually returned.  Another conspiracy myth busted.

It's interesting that Oswald read "The Huey Long Murder Case" by Hermann B. Deutsch.  A case in which there are disputes over whether Long was killed by an assassin or accidentally shot by his own bodyguards.   
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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2020, 05:06:08 AM »
I’m not sure how Jerry’s photo of a random library book due date slip tells you anything about Oswald’s library books.

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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2020, 03:08:51 PM »
LOL.  Do you think Oswald returned every book that he checked out precisely two weeks later?  A logical inference strongly suggests that this reflects the due date. 

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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2020, 05:28:48 PM »
It’s not at all unusual to think that Oswald kept his books until they had to be returned.

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Re: Who returned LHOs library books on Oct 3rd 1963?
« Reply #69 on: February 18, 2020, 04:38:29 PM »
LOL.  Do you think Oswald returned every book that he checked out precisely two weeks later?  A logical inference strongly suggests that this reflects the due date.
The information provided by the WC in the OP is incomplete, and the wording is ambiguous.
"Return date" suggests the date the books were returned. "Due date" would be a different matter.
Reading the entire Commission Exhibit on this matter, we learn that the New Orleans public library system (supposedly) does not keep detailed records on patrons' activities.
No further effort seems to have been made to discover the actual library activity of Oswald. Why?

 

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