HUBERT. What is the significance of a time stamp, apparently,
reading as follows: "1963, November 24th, p.m. 12:54."
Mr. STRONG. After Karen Bennett had signed the receipt for the money
and I handed her the $25, I put this under the time stamp and stamped
the time the transaction was completed.
Mr. HUBERT. Now, I think there you have reference to the other stamped
time as--reading as follows:
"1963, November 24th, p.m. 3:25"?
Mr. STRONG. Yes, sir.
Mr. HUBERT. But, I----
Mr. STRONG. I'm sorry.
Mr. HUBERT. I asked you about the 12:54.
Mr. STRONG. I'm sorry, that is the time it was received in our traffic
department located on the third floor of the building at Third and
Mr. HUBERT. How is that time stamped?
Mr. STRONG. By a time stamp the same as we have in all the offices.
Mr. HUBERT. Is that one of those timeclocks that the Western
Mr. STRONG. Yes, sir; it is.
Mr. HUBERT. To your knowledge, is that synchronized to national time?
Mr. STRONG. I am not too certain of that, because they
can be set
rather easily with a key, and they have--it is, I believe, an
independent unit. Now, it might be synchronized as a group, but I
don't believe with a master clock.
Mr. HUBERT. Well, are you sure of that?
Mr. STRONG. No, sir; I am not--I am not too positive of it, yet, it
could be very well be tied into the master circuit and synchronized
the same as the clocks are.
Mr. HUBERT. Do you know of any clocks that are used in the Fort Worth
office that are not synchronized into the national circuit?
Mr. STRONG. You are speaking of time stamps? No, no; they are all on
the same circuit.
Mr. HUBERT. Would it be your opinion that all the time stamps on this
Exhibit 5121 were stamped by machines that are synchronized to the
Mr. STRONG. Yes, sir; I believe that is true.
Mr. HUBERT. Now, I think you have already testified that the other
time stamp on here, to wit: "3:25 p.m., November 24th," indicates the
time that the money was actually delivered, is that correct?
Mr. STRONG. Yes, as soon as I had paid her the money I turned that
immediately and stamped that on the clock.
Mr. HUBERT. So that the time of delivery of the money and time of
stamping are almost identical?
Mr. STRONG. Yes, but a few seconds intervening.
Mr. HUBERT. Do you have an independent recollection of this
transaction, Mr. Strong?
Mr. STRONG. Nothing that was outstanding, sir, because as a party
comes in inquiring for money and they have the money order, there is a
routine form, almost has become routine, that we use to satisfy
ourselves that the right party is receiving the money.
Mr. HUBERT. Do you know whether the person made inquiry about this
money at any time prior to the time that the money was actually----
Mr. STRONG. That is apparently true although I did not talk with her
myself, but in the lower right-hand corner you will find the letters,
"WC", which indicates will-call. That was placed there by one of our
telephone operators who had answered her inquiry and gone to the file
and searched this out and told her that it was there and that she had
informed her that she would call at the office for the money.