Nation: The Search

Gripping heavy wooden clubs to fend off water moccasins and rattlesnakes, 400 sailors sludged through eastern Mississippi swampland last week, poking and peering. From 14-ft. aluminum skiffs, equipped with walkie-talkies, search teams dipped grappling hooks into the sluggish, brown Pearl River. State highway patrolmen went back to knocking on doors, searching for a clue they might have missed. For the fourth time President Johnson dispatched new contingents of FBI agents, who set about quizzing every employee at the two principal manufacturing plants in nearby Philadelphia, Miss. But still there was no trace...

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