The Nation: THE MOLE'S MANY ATTEMPTS

The man of a thousand schemes, James Earl Ray, has tirelessly tried to scratch, claw and dig his way out of jail so many times that fellow inmates nicknamed him "the Mole." He has made eight known escape attempts—and bungled most of them. His reported escapades, up until last week's getaway:

> Attempt to flee an Army stockade in October 1948, after arrest for drunkenness in his barracks.

> Attempted breakout from a courthouse in St. Louis, Dec. 15, 1959, as he was about to go on trial for a $120 holdup. Ray pushed an...

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