For four weeks a 60-man FBI task force roamed Mississippi's Pearl River County (pop. 22,000). Agents questioned both whites and Negroes, prowled through farmyard and country thicket, homed in on the mob that had dragged Mack Charles Parker, Negro rape suspect, heel-first from the county jail at Poplarville and shot him to death (TIME, May 4). Last week the agents abruptly closed their books on the case, locked up their temporary Poplarville field office. On their way out of Mississippi they called on Governor James Plemon Coleman at Jackson, left behind a...

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