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Re: Dating Arnold

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2012 14:30:31 -0300
Archived: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:42:41 -0400
Subject: Re: Dating Arnold


>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2012 14:49:43 -0600
>Subject: Re: Dating Arnold

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:54:54 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Dating Arnold

>>>From: Michael Tarbell<mtarbell.nul>
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 10:29:18 -0600
>>>Subject: Dating Arnold [was: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told]

>><snip>

>>>If you haven't already seen it, I highly recommend the ten-part
>>>series "The Positively True Story of Kenneth Arnold" at
>>>saturdaynightuforia.com,

>>>http://tinyurl.com/cgtlk9b

>>>which goes into great detail about this and other
>>>'inconsistencies', including outright fabrications, in the
>>>Coming of the Saucers version of Arnold's involvement in Maury
>>>Island affair. And while I suspect most or all of these were due
>>>to Ray Palmer, I have distinct unease with Arnold's apparent
>>>complicity in their publication.

>>Actually, I would be surprised if Arnold ever read the book.
>>Arnold was not a reader of anything not directly related to
>>business.

>>He simply trusted Ray Palmer to take care of things, which is
>>why he made the mistake of passing on a book offer from
>>Doubleday and taking Palmer's assurances that they should co-
>>author (or at least co-byline) a book on their own. Arnold never
>>saw a cent from The Coming of the Saucers. Amazingly, even so,
>>he didn't hold a grudge against Palmer for that.

>This is somewhat more responsive to the point. But if we presume
>Arnold was of unimpeachable character and honesty, then we
>cannot merely speculate that Arnold may not have read or
>participated in the book, rather we must definitively _conclude_
>so. Otherwise (given the material referenced above), our premise
>is evidently false.

>I _would_ speculate, however, that neither you nor myself would
>knowingly allow a book to be published, with our name listed as
>one of two co-authors, without having personally reviewed/edited
>the material in it. Hence my unease with Arnold having
>apparently done so. I make due note that you knew him and
>evidently do not find this particularly troubling or surprising.
>For my own part it has not diminished my interest in the
>original Mt. Rainier incident.


Hi Mike,

I'm not sure that pulp fiction writers or publications would
give those mentioned in books much notice-if any- back in the
late '40s or early '50s. They were more 'tabloid-like' and
seemingly unanswerable to those who objected. Many writers noted
witnesses names with impunity without any worries about the type
of litigation one would expect today.


Don Ledger


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