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Sumnmer Daily1
Vol. LXXXI II, No, 60-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, August 11, 1973 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

The University announced yester-
day it will continue to withhold de-
tailed staff salary lists, despite an
?,opinion released by state Atty. Gen.
' Frank Kelley earlier this week de-
laring such information public re-
q card. .
University General Counsel Rod-
erick Dane said the University is
not obligated to release salary in-
xformation on the basis of Kelley's
q, statement because "the opinion does
not constitute binding law."
- DAANE, HOWEVER, conceded the opin-
x, 'ion is "authoritative" and establishes a
- . . definite precedent.
Kelley stated that the-names and salaries
of all public employes, including professors
ELMER HENLEY, left, leads police officers to grave sites at High IslandT and administrators at tax supported
Henley has admitted taking part in the grisly mass murder, which now has a body scosb
count of 23. spection
Vitm count hits 23 in,
grotesque mass murder
By The AP and UPI at Pasadena, a Houston surburb, and told' Thursday in a Houston boat shed, where
HOUSTON-Police yesterday unearthed them he had shot Corll to death following police officers were led by Henley. Police
three more bodies of young boys killed an all-night sex party. quoted Henley as saying as many as 30
during a three-year sex and sadism spree Both teen-agers said Corll murdered persons may have been killed.
that may become the worst mass murder most of the young boys during homosexual The recovery of three more bodies
in U.S. history. The death toll grew to 23. orgies. would make the case the nation's worst
Tw engr, David Brooks and El- a -wudmk h aetento' os
mer Henley, who have admitted they were "We'll probably end up with almost 30 in instance of mass murder. Twenty-five
merHeley, who the amitsed they were all," Houston Detective W. L. Young said bodies of intinerant farm workers were
accomplices in the slayings, led the police on the beach. One of the defendants has found near Yuba City. Calif., in 1971, and
to burial sites a pine forest and on a known Corll since he was 6 years old and a 39-year-old labor contractor, Juan Cor-
sandy beach where the latest victims were another has known him for three years. ona, was convicted.
POLICE LT. BRECK PORTER said Hen- "BUT HE'S DEAD, so we'll probably HENLEY CLAIMED it was Corll who
ley had admitted he and Brooks, 18, pro- never know how many were killed-maybe performed homosexual acts on the victims.
cured teen-age boys for Dean Allen Corll, a hundred," said Young. The youth said the 5-foot-7 Corll buried
33, for the past 18 months, sometimes Henley was charged yesterday with four four bodies near Lake Sam Rayburn be-
helping him kill and bury those who re- counts of murder in the forest deaths and cause "Corll's parents have a place out
fused to engage in homosexual sex acts. Justice of the Peace C. A. Renfro ordered there.
Porter said Brooks also has given police him jailed under $100,000 on each count- "He said the boat shed was getting
a statement. a total of $400,000. full of bodies," Henley said.
"He (Corll) would rape them, kill them So far, only two of the bodies in the "HE HAD A lust for blood," Henley said
and bring them out here to bury them," state's biggest mass murder case have of Corll. The youth spoke frantically, his
Henley said Thursday. Henley said Corll been positively identified. They were words coming in short bursts. "I was tired
gave him and Brooks $5 to $10 for each Marty Ray Jones shot twice in the head, of him doing things like that, and it was
teen-age boy they brought to him. and Charles Cary Cobble who had been either him or me right then."
THE GRIM SEARCH for bodies began strangled. Corll was buried yesterday in Houston
Wednesday when Henley telephoned police THE BODIES were among 17 found at. a private funeral.

The attorney general's opinion, unlike
legislation or a formal court ruling, does
not establish an0 actual law, bit sets a
strong legal precedent, for example, in a
lawsuit against public institutions failing
to release salary information.
THE 'OPINION WILL stand unless over-
turned by the courts, though such in-
stances ore extremely rare.
taane claimedthat Kelley failed to ade-
quately consider "the competing rights of
the public and of individual privacy." The
University has resisted previous efforts to
release salary data by claiming disclos-
ure would violate the right to privacy.
Earlier this year The Daily, Student
Government Council, and several other
groups filed suit against the Board of Re-
gents to force the release of salary data
including names, positions, compensations,
sex, race, and length of service of all staff
LAST MAY the Court of Appeals dis-
missed the suit without issuing an opinion,
but Daily Co-Editor Chris Parks said yes-
terday The Daily will continue "to pursue
all legal avenues to secure the salary
Parks also termed the University's re-
fusal to release the information, in light
of Kelley's statement, "outrageous, un-
forgiveable stalling tactics."
University Regent Gerald Dunn (D-Li-
vonia) said he will place a resolution be-
fore the Board at the September meet-
ing asking that salary lists be made pub-
IF THE REGENTS decide to change the
present policy, disclosure will be made,
according to President Robben Fleming.
Dunn was one of only two Regents to
support a similar request made by The
Daily in July 1972.
Kelley's opinion, released on Wednes-
day, said in part "Government employes,
including those in higher education, are
paid from taxes collected, and therefore
I believe that 'the public should have ac-
cess to this information."
DAANE POINTED out that the Univer-
sity now releases maximum, minimum,
and average salary levels for faculty mem-
bers by school and college. Government
See 'U'. Paee 10

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