Independent from Long Beach, California on August 17, 1973 · Page 13
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 13

Long Beach, California
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Friday, August 17, 1973
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Police seek tie between killings, homosexual ring DALLAS (DPI) -- Houston and Dallas police said Thursday they were trying to find out if there was any connection between a nationwide homosexual procurement ring headquartered in Dallas and the torture deaths of 27 young men in Houston. ·'We have nothing definite yet to connect the two," said Asst. Police Chief Don Steel. "But our investigation will continue both in Houston and Dallas until we are satisfied the two homosexual operations were independent of each other." The ring was uncovered Tuesday by Dallas police on a tip from a man who said he was involved in the ring but got scared when his services were requested by a man in Houston. The Houston man was not identified. Police raided a Dallas apartment and arrested John Paul Norman, 45, suspected head of the operation, and five young men. Norman was charged with possession .of marijuana, and more charges were pending further investigation. The five young men were released without charges and Norman was released on $7,000 bond. Police confiscated notebooks at the apartment containing 50,000 to 100,000 names of homosexuals in 35 states. In the operation, the thousands of subscribers, called sponsors, would arrange for young men, called fellows, to spend time with them. The Houston mass murder centered on Dean Corll, 33, a bachelor killed by Elmer Wayne Henley, 17. Henley claimed Corll was about to kill him. Another Houston teenager, David Owen Brooks, 18, also told police he was involved in Corll's three years of homosexual sadism and murder. Asst. Dist. Atty. Mike Hilton in Dallas said flatly that Brooks was not involved in the Dallas procurement ring. However, he did not say that either Corll or Henley were not involved. In other aspects of the investigation, Dallas police said the mounds of material have revealed several names, andthat each one would be checked out. "Of particular concern to us right now is determining whether or not any youngsters have been forced into homosexual acts or are being held against their will," Steele said. He said each teen-ager listed would be contacted "mainly- to make sure they are unhurt and all right." The Internal Revenue Service also was beginning an investigation of the procurement ring, called the "Odyssey Foundation," which required a $15 membership fee from the thousands registered with it. Norman, a native of Oklahoma, got out of a California jail two years ago following a 15-month sentence on obscenity charges. EDUCATION FUNDS DEAL WASHINGTON * The government said Thursday it will withdraw demands that states repay $22.5 million in allegedly misspent school funds if they agree to commit an equivalent amount for the education of poor children. Secretary of Education Caspar W. Weinberger said the compromise offer is intended to avoid double penalties against the 6.1 million pupils who are. OFFERED tfce target of title ary Education Rough* M.«W K** triets across the have «ceiv«d IW for the Great Society jro- gram since 1965^ MRS. CHRISTINE WEED, left, leaves a Houston, Texas, court where her grandson, Elmer Wayne Henley, 17, appeared in connection with the 27 sex slayings. Center is the suspect's mother, Mrs. Mary Henley. -wwi Sheriff to search for more sex ring victims Cartton.Sta lowest hV'ofal Periodically during every year since 1967, the U.S. Government has tested the "tar" and nicotine content of leading cigarette brands and published the results, for the last 10 consecutive Government Reports, Carlton has been found lowest in "tar" of all regular filter kings tested. That's every Report since October, 1968. In fact, in the latest Report, released in February, 1973, Carlton was found lowest of all the filter kings tested with just 3 mg. "tar".' And Carlton Menthol, with just 3 mg. "tar",** was found lowest of all menthol brands listed in the February, 1973, Report. If you've been thinking about switching to a low "tar" cigarette, think about Carlton. Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined Thai Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health. · 3 mg. "Mi". 0 3 mg. nicofe w. per cigareiic. FTC Report Feb. 73. " 3 mg "tir". 0.3 mg. nicount sv pa cigirme, FTC Report Feb. 73. HOUSTON (UPI) - The Galveston County Sheriff said Thursday he would search for more victims of homosexual mass murderer ring, though he. doubted that more graves remained on the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast. Sheriff J. B. Kline said a road grader would skim across the sand beginning today in what he hoped was a vain search. Six bodies were found last week'near High Island on the beach, and 21 other bodies were found in mass graveyards in a Houston boat shed and near Sam Rayburn Lake in the pine forests of east Texas. Councilman's salary check garnisheed BERKELEY (UPI) Creditors have garnisheed the $300 a month city paychecks of Berkeley Councilman Ira P. Simmons III, the city auditor's office reported Thursday. Simmons, one of three radicals elected to the council in 1971, was unavailable for comment. His office said he was out of town on business. Six claims totaling $5,018.07 were filed against Simmons' salary by the Bank of America, an attorney representing · Howard University in Washington, D.C., and three collection agencies representing Macys, a travel bureau and other creditors. A young couple served Simmons with papers placing the attachments on his city salary at an Aug. 3 council meeting. Houston police believe all the victims have been located, and they do not plan to join the renewed search. "This is news to us," said Houston Detective Danny R. James. "We, aren't going." Two teen-age youths who admitted they participated in the three-year series of homosexual attacks and torture slayings led officers to the three gravesites 1 . Kline said it was possible the reputed murderer, Dean Corll, 33, killed and buried other victims before he met the two youths. "I don't expect to find any (bodies), but I think it is my -responsibility to check the area more thoroughly," Kline said. Elmer Wayne Henley. 17, and David Owen Brooks, 18, confessed they helped bury the young victims Corll sexually abused and tortured. Henley said the bachelor electrician attempted to add him to the list of victims Aug. 8, and the youth killed Corll with five shots from a .22-caliber rifle. Kline said Corll told Henley and Brooks he buried a victim they never knew. "I think these kids have come clean as they could and pinpointed as many as they knew about," Kline said. The Harris County district attorney Thursday asked for a psychiatric exam- ination of Henley but the suspect's attorney opposed it. 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