Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 11, 1973 · Page 1
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, August 11, 1973
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.1 Home Pijptr ot 4 Partly Ctoudy tonight Low 65^70 Clearing Slinday High 85-90 A Better N§w»pape r VOLUME LXXXII GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 SATURDAY, AUG. 11, 1973 PRICE TEN GENTS HOUSTON (UPI) Elmer Wayne Henley, a wild-eyed chain smoking teen-ager, confessed Friday to taking part in ait least 23 murders of young boys lured to their deaths duriqg homosexual orgies. "I feel pretty grotesque," he said. "I didn't feel like I was going to be able to hold my David Sanity much longer.'* Henley, 17, and Brooks, a calm, quiet 18-year- old , led police to different burial grounds in East Texas and along the Gulf Coast where the bodies of four more victims were found Friday. That brought the death toll in the three-year spree of sex and sadism to 23, and police believe • L Led Police to Burial Sites Elmer Wayne Henley, 17, left and David sandy beach as officers dug up more bodies • Brooks, 18, take a break during the search of young boys killed during a 3-year sex and for,bodies Friday/The two teen-agers led sadism spree. UNIFAX politic to burial sites in a pine forest and this k 1 otestors Arrested (IJPI)—iin have been r N arrested since July 6 m kneeling in prayer at the White House to protest the bombing of Cambodia. The group sponsoring them plans a mass vigil at the White House on the scheduled final day of that bombing Tuesday. The 93rd and 94th demonstrators in the series were arrested by the Secret Service Friday. Like others they stepped out of the White House tour line, knelt] prayer and' were charged .ft w Clune, 2i>, of Binghamton, N.Y^ and Merle E. Ratner, whose address and age were unknown. Attorney Philip Hirschkop, serving as legal spokesman for the Community for Creative Non-Violence, sponsor of the demontsrations, said Friday, "Illegal entry is an invalid charge. The people are lawfully making their message known." District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Charles W. Halleck dismissed such charg^s ^n4a^ and acquitted twii'owef Wfiffi dants Tuesday. The bombing ends Tuesday night, *t midnight EDT, under an act of Congress which President Nixon says he will obey. Mitch Snyder, a spokesman for the organization, said the group was "inviting people from all over the country to come to ihe house which belongs to the people" Tuesday. r Agnew Campaign Records Subpoenaed BALTIMORE, Md. (UPI) Federal prosecutors, investigating alleged kickbacks, have subpoenaed Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's campaign finance records from archives of the State of Maryland. The records sought include those of Agnew's successful race for governor in 1966 and his two campaigns for vice president. U.S. Attorney for Maryland George Beall obtained the subpoenas Friday against the Maryland Archives, the Hall of Records and the state Board of Elections, all in Annapolis. Alleged Kickbacks Beall, who is conducting a federal grand jury investigation in Baltimore. into alleged kickbacks paid to government officials by building contractors, architects and engineers, formally notified Agnew Aug. 1 that he was under investigation concerning possible acts of conspiracy, extortion and bribery. Beall asked the Vice President to voluntarily turn over his personal bank and income tax records by Aug. 9. Agnew held a news conference Aug. 8 to declare his innocence. He has been granted an extension of time for the voluntary turnover of his personal records, while his lawyers study the constitutional issue of whether this would violate separation of powers. Constitutional Issue Beall appeared to be acting on the assumption that his subpoena of records from the State of Maryland rather than from an incumbent Vice Presi- that dent does not raise constitutional issue. The federal prosecutors specifically sought any records involving dealings between Agnew and Jerome B. Wolff, former Roads Commission chairman; Lester Matz, partner in the consulting engineering firm of Matz, Childs and Associates; John C. Childs of the same firm; I. H. "Bud" Hammerman II, a mortgage banker and real estate devel- r oper, and J. Walter Jones, who has raised funds for Agnew, The Baltimore Sun reported today that prosecutors have obtained another subpoena for records of Maryland projects from 1967 through 1972 held by the federal Highway Administration. It would be the first such requisition to a federal agency in the investigation. Nix Gulf Oil, Goodyear Admit Illegal Campaign Donations WASHINGTON (UPI) Two more American corporations have admitted making illegal corporate con tributions President Nixon's re-election cami 14 bringing the total of such public disclosures to $255,000. Despite the fact that federal law prohibits political donations from corporation funds, the Gulf Oil Corp. gave $100,000 in company money to the campaign, and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. gave $40,000, it was disclosed Friday. Both companies asked for and got refunds from the Finance Committee to Re-elect the President, and in each case the committee said it had not known that the donations came from company funds. These were the third and fourth major corporations to volunteer to authorities and make public illegal donations to the Nixon campaign, American Airlines and Ashland Oil, Inc., recently reported $55,000 and $100 ,000 respectively in similar donations and got refunds. Special Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox has urged firms or individuals who illegally contributed to come forward voluntarily, saying this would be considered a _ ating circumstance with respect to possible criminal charges. A special grand jury Monday begins investigating campaign fund raising on President Nixon's behalf. Where to Find It Abingdon L^~;:i. !• Amusement — •••5 Bushnell 5 Churches 6-7 Classified Ads 17-18-19-20-21 Comics-Radio ~ 8 Editorial 4 Galva - 5 Hospital Notes ----- 11 Knoxville _„ 10 Markets 22 Monmouth — — 10 Obituary - 11 Sports -.13-14 Weather 2 Women In The News . 3 Mental Health Official Denies Censor Order CHICAGO (UPI)—An Illinois Department of Mental Health official has denied that the department is attempting to censor its employes. An order issued last week prohibiting department em­ ployes from giving out any public information without prior approval of the department's public relations chief has caused a stir among employes. Some of them have interpreted the order as an attempt at censorship. The department's chief public relations officer, Meyer Proctor, said he issued the order "so the left hapd will know what the right hand is doing." Proctor said he issued the instructions in the form of an executive order with the approval of the department director, Dr. Leroy Levitt. Proctor has been with the department for six weeks. Before that, he served as midwestern bureau chief for ABC radio. The order required "all department employes who may be involved in any way with the dissemination of public information, public relations communications or educational material, in any form, to contact Mr. Meyer Proctor, chief public relations officer, prior to its contemplated release." Some department employes were particularly upset that all educational materials would have to be approved by Proctor prior to publication. "If the order means literally what it says," one department source said, "then it is a form of censorship." So even more Domes—as many as 30-niay be found unless the tides have carried them away. "If they buried ias many as tihey say, there will be four left on the beach," Houston police Detective W. L. Young said. Shortly after he signed his confession, Henley called his mother and informed her he had told the police "just everything." "Momma, be happy for me because now, iat "toast, I can live," Henley said. Henley and Brooks, both products of broken homes, said they procured the boys—the youngest of whidh was 13—for Dean Allen Corll, a 34-year-old bachelor, electrician, and the youths were sexually abused and killed. Henley shot and killed Corll Tuesday during one such orgy. , Henley took police to a boat shed in Houston where 17 digging operations on the beach were suspended until Monday. Four Counts of Murder Henley was charged Friday with four counts of murder and held on $400,000 bond. Today, he was charged with two more ear and after aoouc wree minutes he raised up and said, 'Wayne, please don't.* Then Wayne strangled him, and Dean helped." They Were All Boys "They were all boys, teen- ut murders—the July 27 shooting agers," Henley said.. "Oorll had of Charles C. Cobble, 17, and sex with them. He had a lust the "strangulation with cord" of Marty Ray Jones, 18, on the same day. Brooks Houston was cnargcd in with one count of murder with malice in connection with strangulation of William Ray Lawrence on July 10. Assistant District Attorney Mike Hinton said no bond was set for Brooks, and his office is recommending fcond not be set. Brooks, recently married and whose wife is pregnant, signed for blood. There were no girls. Coril got mad when I brought my girt friend (the last time but I've taken girls there before." Porter said, "There appeared to be no exiact pattern, except that Henley and Brooks would lure the boys to different locations, where Corll and Henley would perform sadistic aic ts on thorn—ei ther killing them by strangulation or with a gun. "Birooks said Henley was a three-piagc statement in extremely sadistic and liked to tit lies were found Wednesday in stall No. 11, rented in 1969 by Coirll. The next day then took iice to the piney woods in East Texas where four b M night tes were found — two Thursday and two more Fridiay morning. Brooks showed authorities the burial ground on the beach near High Island, 25 miles east of Galveston, where another two bodies were iounfi JViday. Because oif the rising tide, which he said young boys were killed at five Houston houses and he helped bury as many as 20. "I roniembor helping burying one of the bodies up near Sam Ray burn Lakehe said. "There was already one body buried up tlherc. When we went up there, there was a hand sticking out, so wc put a rock on top of the second -body so •(hat it wouldn't come up." Brooks said he particularly remembered the deaths of a boy he identified as Billy Balsch land another lad he called Johnny. "Wayne (Henley) Strang!ed Billy ami he said, 'Hey Johnny,' and then when Johnny looked up, Wayne Elhot him in the forehead with a ^automatic. The bullet came down out his tie the boys down spread-eagled on a board on /((he floor and pea-form unnatural sex acts bcifore murdering thorn," the detective said. "Most of the victims were apparently only acquaintances or complete strangers." Henley said Ootrll offered him as much as $200 for each boy he procured. "The boys were lured on the pretext of having a blast or a glas -at one ot the locations," Porter said. "They were lured and then later tortured while being chained down on what Brooks described as the 'torture board.'" "I don't understand how he lived with it," Henley's mother said. "He never told me a tiling about it and he was always so considerate." Secret Service Pr h bes Rep rt Spy Ch a s WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Secret Service is investigating a report that one of its agents assigned to guard Sen. George S. McGovern, D-S.D., during last year's presidential race provided political intelligence to the White House, a spokesman said Friday. The agent, James C. Bolton Jr., was reported in the Washington Post to have given information about a meeting in Massachusetts between McGovern and an alleged "subversive." The information, according to confidential White House memos, turned out to be inaccurate, the paper said. Political Intelligence White House spokesman Gerald L. Warren acknowledged Friday that various government agencies had apparently been asked to gather political intelligence on prominent Democrats, including McGovern, Sen. Edmund S. Muskic, D-Mainc, party chairman Lawrence F. O'Brien and McGovern fundraiser Henry L, Kimelman. He declined, however, to confirm the Post story that potentially embarrassing information was sought from the Secret Service, the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service and the Departments of Justice, Commerce, Defense and Interior. Memos Circulated He conceded, however, that such memorandums "apparently were being circulated at 'various levels of the White House prior to the election." He said they were "in relation to procedures which were apparently then in place and procedures which are no longer in place." Warren declined to say whether President Nixon was aware of the attempts to put the government departments and agencies to partisan 1 political uses. While Warren did not dispute the published stories, he made clear he had not seen the memoranda on which it was based and had no intention of seeking them. "This is past history," he said. "The times and methods have changed." ch CAMP DAVID, Md. (UPI) President Nixon is in seclijsion with key advisers at his top retreat this what he key mountain weekend, preparing apparently regards as the most crucial speech during his presidency--a half-hour television address to the nation on Watergate. He is expected to deliver it the middle of next week. The President also has been considering an appearance Aug. 20 before the Veterans of Foreign Wars in New Orleans to increase his public visibility while the Senate Watergate hearings are in recess. Nixon also plans to hold press conferences again after a five- month unprecedented hiatus. But there were indications he has no intention of holding it in Washington in the near future. Tentative Plans Instead, tentative plans call for him to stop off in New Orleans and then fly to San Clemente, C^lif., where at some point before Labor Day he would meet the press, and submit to press, questioning on Watergate. Riding on his upcoming TV address was the President's ability to boost his standing in the polls and to reassert respect for tha Watergate! shattered White House. He has been working on it at i least some of each day recently. Its importance to him is also indicated by the unusual number of aides on hand. Nixon, a solitary man who prefers to work alone, had with him this weekend his chief speech writer, Ray Price, who talks a more conciliatory line and Patrick J. Buchanan, who is considered one of the hard liners in the speech writing group. Also with Nixon were Alexander M. Haig Jr., chief of staff, and Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler. Nixon consulted Friday with J. Frde Buzhardt> his chief counsel on Watergate, who Gen. his legal issues he may discuss in his speech. Illl Will Cite Accomplis) While his address his first ents represent defense his may public 4,000-word apparently on Watergate, advised him on since statement on Watergate, issued last May 22, Nixon also was expected to focus attention on his past accomplishments in bringing the Vietnam War to a close and his hopes for peace in the future. White House counselor Melvin R. Laird, speaking before the National Legislative conference in Chicago on Friday, appeared to set the tone. He said the last weeks and months "have been difficult and trying times for all Americans" but that "only the hand wringers and wallers, the prophets of doom and gloom" would lose faith in the American way of life because of Watergate. "I don't believe that we're going to become a nation of- quitters and nay-sayers just because we happen to be living, as in the days of Tom Paine, in times that try men's souls." He expressed confidence that when Nixon has spoken on Watergate ad "after the American people have made their independent judgment on Watergate and "after the Ameri- begin to focus on other problems. Lazy Lion With temperatures soaring into the 90's in Stockbridge, Ga., "Redneck" the lion tries to catch forty winks under a Georgia pine while keeping a wary eye of passersby. The lion is at Lion County Safari, a tourist attraction located south of Atlanta. UNIFAX

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