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   Big Spring Herald (Newspaper) - July 9, 1974, Big Spring, Texas                              BIG SPRING HERALD Price Vol 47 No 32 Big Spring Texas Tuesday July 9 1974 16 Pages 2 Sections Price Not Easy To Choke Someone To Death Like They Show On TV SAN ANTONIO Tex AP Defendant Elmer Wayne Hen ley told police it not easy to choke someone to death like they show on TV a detective recounted today in the second clay of testimony in the Houston mass murders trial A FKIENI INDEED Detective Sgt David Mullican told of the statement Henley gave him the day after his ar rest last August in Houston When he killed Marty Ray Jones Wayne told me it was not easy to choke someone to dealh like they show on TV He told me When we killed Marty Jones I had to get Dean to come in and help me the detective said Mullicans testimony came over repeated objections by de fense lawyer Will Gray in an hour and 15 minutes Gray ob jected and was overruled 44 times by District Court Judge Preston Dial RAPED THEM It was the second day of tes timony for Mullican the Pasa dena policeman who served as chief investigating officer in the slayings Monday while the jury listen ed Dist Atty Carol Vame read from a written statement Henley gave to Mullican last Aug 9 In the statement Henley told of procuring teenage boys for Dean A Corll 33 who impris oned and raped them PAID Henley recounted how he was paid each for the youths many of them his friends and how he helped kill at least six of them and buried their bodies Henley a slight junior high school dropout was arrested last August 8 after he phoned police and told them he shot and killed Corll following an allnight sex and drug party at Corlls home in suburban Pasa dena Another youth David Owen Brooks 19 has teen charged in four of the 27 deaths Brooks trial date has not been set In testimony Monday after noon and over 30 objections by defense lawyer Will Gray and Denied by District Court Judge Preston Dial Mullican and Pasadena policeman JB Jami son told of Henley telling them about the slayings and leading them to 27 bodies Six of the bodies discovered in a boat shed in Houston a wooded area in San Augustine County in East Texas and on the beach at High Island are still unidentified SOLI BOYS In the statement Henley told how he was reduced Corll by Brooks when he was 14 Dean told me that he be longed to an organization out of Dallas that bought and sold boys ran whores and dope and stuff like that Dean told me that he would pay me at least for every boy that I could bring him and maybe more if they were real good looking AP VVIKEPHOTO ELMER WAYNE HENLEY Accused in Deaths Of Six Ehrlichman Unable To Recall CIA Carte Blanche Request AP WIREPHOTO TALKING ABOUT CHINA Sen Henry M Jackson DWash answers a question Monday during a Washington news conference Jack son urged that the United States strengthen its diplomatic cultural and trade relations with the Peoples Republic of China Dragnet Out For Seven Term AP Seven convicts who escaped from a state prison work crew were being hunted today by a massive police dragnet Six others who fled with them were back behind bars The 13 inmates escaped from the state prison farm about noon Monday when they commandeered a prison bus and bolted from the area amid a hail of gunshots fired by guards Minutes later the escapees abandoned the bus in west Nashville and scampered away on foot But within three hours two had turned themselves in and three others had been recap tured Early today a fourth fugitive was captured along the banks of the Cumberland River in west US Naval Academy Probe ANNAPOLIS Md AP Tne US Naval Academy announced today that it has dismissed seven midshipmen for cheating on a navigations examination last May Vice Adm William P Mack academy superintendent said an additional 13 midshipmen were placed on honor probation following a lengthy examination into the cheating incident ilack said the investigation showed that an instructor allowed several midshipmen to examine a copy of the test at a review session He said the instructor has been reassigned to duties not involving teaching and was given a letter of admonition It has been determined that the examination was compromised without any malicious intent or desirable personal gain by the instructor Mack said Names of the students and the instructor involved were not immediately available The cheating incident was disclosed May 23 when the academy ordered about 900 midshipmen to take a second final exam in a celestial navigations course Rios Tots Found In San Antonio The San Antonio Police Department has custody of Delores Marie Rios 2 and her brother Ronnie 5 Sheriff A N Standard said today And tots are in good condition The children of Mrs Mary Rios were reported taken in their mothers car to San Antonio by several juveniles Standard this morning was awaiting information about four other Howard County juveniles also reported missing WASHINGTON AP For mer White House aide John D EhriichHian testified today that he was unable to recall a 1971 telephone conversation in which he alegedly asked a top CIA official lo provide carte blanche assistance to E How ard Hunl Jr DETAILS At the same time the former White House domestic coun selor recounted in detail a phone conversation he had with the same CIA official in 1969 Taking the stand in his own defense for the second day of crossexamination Ehrlichman again denied knowing in ad vance that his subordinates planned to break into the office of Beveily Hills Calif psy chiatrist Lewis Fielding Jr Gen Robert Cushman for mer deputy directorof the CIA testified last week that Ehrlich man called him July 5 1971 and asked for carte blanche assistarce for Hunt one of the planners of the Sept 3 1971 breakin at Fieldings office Ehrlirhman said he had no memory of that July call but did remember talking to Cush man Aug 27 1971 when Cush man asked if there was any ob jection to ceasing CIA assist ance to Hunt THATS CORRECT Ehrlktrman also said he re membered a 1969 incident in which President Nixon wanted the CIA to take some action in the domtstic area Ehrlichman said he was advised by Cush man that whatever Nixon want ed was beyond the CIAs man date Are you telling the jury you remember a telephone call you made back in 1969 but not one with Gen Cushman in 1971 Merrill asled correct Ehrlichman said adding that the July 5 1971 call was out of his memo ry even seven weeks later in 1971 At another point Ehrlichman tesliffed that on March 20 1973 Hunt was threatening to black mail White House officials by making public all he knew about the pJumbeis a special White House unit set up to plug leaks to the press It was for thai reason Eh rlichman testified that he called in a codirector of the plumbers David R Young on March 21 1973 to find out what Hunt knew about the breakin and other sensitive projects the plumbers had undertaken in 1971 NO IDEA Young has testified the meet ing took place on March 27 and was inspired by Ehrlichmans fear of an FBI investigation of the Fieiding breakin On Monday Ehrlichman said he had no idea the plumbers were planning an illegal bur glary when he approved a cov ert operation to examine Field ings files on Pentagon Papers figure Darnel Ellsberg The former White House do mestic affairs chief either chal lenged or said he had forgotten every single element of the prosecutions case during his testimony Monday Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger said early today he will appear at the trial Wednes day morning to testify Speaking to newsmen before leaving London for Madrid to confer with Spanish govern ment leaders Kissinger said he would heed a court order for hJs appearance but added It would not be appropriate for me to make any comment Selling Event Is Unmatched The merchants and business firms named in this article have undertaken to bring you the greatest selling event in the iiitory of Big Spring It is an Extravaganza o f Values beginning today Check the items advertised on todays special section of the Big Spring Herald You will find greater values than you could believe were possible The loudly touted sales attractions of the big city centers cannot compare with the tremendous values offered here this week Every merchant has un dertaken to give you an op portunity to buy regular mer chandise at fantastic savings This is just one more way for them to show you that Big Spring is the place for you to shop and fulfill all your family needs You benefit by quality value service and selection when you do business with Big Spring merchants and business firms Their reliability and integrity assure you that every item is guaranteed as advertised You can save money and buy with confidence from these business firms It is a true Rarely can any group of merchants conduct an event of such magnitude but in their great determination to build for you the best shopping district in this area they have planned this great sale See how you can save on all your family and personal needs Read the special section in todays Herald Local firms and businesses participating in the eightweek program include Pragers Nancy Hanks Gibbs and Weeks Carter Furniture Wright Pharmacy Stanley Hardware Elmo Wasson Blums Jewelers Zacks Big Spring Hardware Shoe Store Big Spring Savings Association Stores First Federal Savings and Loan Good Housekeepfcing Shop Gibsons Discount Professional Pharmacy Western Auto Western Mat tress Zates Jewelers Security State Bank Smallwoods Western Wear First National Bank Big Spring Western Wear Jimmys Montgomery Wards HemphillWells and White Inc IN EVERY TEXAS LAW SCHOOL Hospital Water Contract Has Made Our City Famous By MARJ CARPENTER An emergency resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into raw water contract with Cosden Oil and Chemical Co and permission to advertise for bids for water line to the Big Spring State Hospital highlighted the regular meeting of the city council here this mcrning The resolution concerning Cosden was passed as an emergency resolution because Cosden had agreed to up its water rates dating back ef fective June 1 The contract changes the cost of raw water from the citys cost plus one cent per thousand gallons to the citys cost plus three cents a thousand gallons which will provide approximately 31800 additional per month to city revenue In agreeing to advertise for bids for water line to the Big Spring Slate hospital City Manager Harry Nagel reminded the city that they are obligated by contract to provide 300000 gallons of water per day the Big Spring State Hospital and that they must lay this line to make this provision COOPERATIVE He pointed out that the stale hospital had been very cooperative in agreeing to place the new water meter at the property line at a cost to the city of around when they could have demanded under the contract that it be on the back of the property The city manager reminded the council of the history of the contract which has been court tested and which goes on as long as the facility is used CLOUDY Partly cloudy hopes loom Chance showers to Bight and Wednesday 31 per SMtherly to southeasterly wind mph falling to 515 mph UaigM High to day and Wednesday mW Ms twigM abort as a state hospital This contract has made Big Spring famous Nagel reminded the group and is used in almost every Texas law school as an example of a type of contract not to go into The council also gave final approval to a resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract with the Hospital Corporation of America for construction of a sewer line Jack Walkins former coun cilman who owns property in the area discussed appealed to the council for the third time to go down San Jacinto Street ratlier than San Antonio Street Ke again questioned the decision of the engineer Hoy Grim in saying that The Snn Antonio Street route is the best and cheapest route for the hospital corporation and Big Spring Watkins even mentioned that engineers are paid in per centage to the size of the total project Crim speaking quietly but quite obviously angry again stated I have recommended what I considered est for the city and also represent the hospital corporation and the architects M a y o r Wade Choale thanked Watkins for coming and the council again voted unanimously to back the engineers decision Only Choate Mrs Polly Mays and C rules Tompkins wore present tulby with Eddie Acri and Harold Hall nil1 of town but they have voted tinanirroaoy on the first reading at an earlier meeting with all present The council also approved final nadng of a loase agreement with Jerry Worthy and gave second reading to a resolution authorizing street im provements on llth PI from FM 700 to Abrams AUDIT APPROVED They formally approved the audit report gave approval for communications grant for records in the police depart ment and formally named James Campbell director of parks and recreation and Eugene Lehman of San Antonio as director rt public works The council also authorized changing payroll dates to every two weeks in order to comply with wage and hour regulations in connection with overtime which must be paid to city employes The new pay period will begin as soon as the computer department can switch over The council approved one membership in the base com munity council Century Club in which city leaders pay dues to form a fund for helping with See WATER P 2A Col 1 The World AtAGlance WASHINGTON AP Former Atty Gen John N Mitchell will appear before the House Judiciary Committee as House lawyer James D St Clair keeps the impeachment inquiry focused on a payment to Watergate burglar E Howard Hunt Jr Mitchell under indictment on Watergate coverup charges reportedly has agreed to under go limited questioning on his role in approving the March 21 1973 payment PHNOM PENH Cambodia AP President Lon Nol today invited the Khmer Rouge rebels to join his government in peace negotiations immediately without prior conditions Lon Nol said he hoped the proposed dialogue wooid lead to a ceasefire withdrawal of all foreign troops and national unity andreconciliation All questions which divide the Khmers are subject to discus sion he announced at a meeting of 100 military political and religious leaders WASHINGTON AP The House Judiciary Committee plans to release late today its transcripts of eight presidentialconversations with an analysis of how its versions differ from those released by the White House WASHINGTON AP President Nixon has narrowed his search for a new veterans administrator to four possible nominees sources say They are Earl Brian a 32yearold Vietnam veteran and associate of California Gov Ronald Reagan Lt Gen Leo Benade a Pentagon personnel expert due to retire in Augusts Bktefd Roudebush a former Indiana congressman vho became deputy VA administrator after losing a 1970 Senate bid and Navy Admiral Isaac Kidd now commander of the Navy Materiel Command HERMOSILLO Mexico AP The Sonora state police hope to establish the identification today nf a skeleton they believe to be that of US ViceConsul John Patterson who was kidnaped March 22 Lt Col Francisco Arellano the state police chief said he was pretty sure the remains found in a dry creekbed about eight miles northwest of Hermosillo were Pattersons He hoped that the young mans widow would arrive today to try to make the identification Bobby Joe Keesee a California carpenter and selfstyled soldier of fortune was indicted in June by a federal grand jury in San Diego Calif on charges of planning and taking part in the kidnaping rholo by Dnnny Voids CKASH SCENE Michael B Donohue apparently had the brakes fail on his vehicle when it crashed into Gibsons this morning around 10 am Donohue who resides at SOS S Johnson was not hurt in the accident Al Stephens Gibsons manager and two aides survey the damage to the store   

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