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June 24, 1964
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ST"' i Declassified n Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2014/01/31 : CIA-RDP73-00475R000302300001-9 'WASHINGTON . DAILY NEWS JUN 24 1964 LJ Worried Over Missing. Youths A?' President Johnson, deeply .concerned over the fate of three missing Civil Rights workers, sent former CIA Director Allen W. Dulles to Mississippi today to 't.(infer on maintenance of law ..ind order in the state. - ,?? The presidential decision was ; announced last night after Mr.. Johnson. met with Atty. Gen,' _ ? ? ?.. ?-; Robert F. Kennedy and other of- ficials to discuss the search for ' the three young men, who vanished Sunday in rural east- emn Mississippi. AUTO IS FOUND The meeting .was called after the FBI reported the car in ? which they were last seen had been found futted by glames in , a s wamp near Philadelphia, Miss. . The missing men are Andrew, ; Goodman, 20, and M.i e* k e y ' Schwerner, 24, both. white and ' from New Yrok, and James : Chaney, 21, a Negro from Meri- dian, Miss. ? .? :,- They had gone to the area to ? ? work on "Project Mississippi" '?a summer drive to register , i. Negro voters. 1 The President met in his of- fice with the parents of two of ; them, Mt. and Mrs. Robert i Goodman and Mr. and Mrs. ; Nathan Schwerner. He talked with them for about 20 minutes, telling them of the FBI report on the burned-out auto. Mr. Johnson reaffirmed to the parents the Government's inten- tion to "spare no effort" to lo- cate the Young pen. ? ? - tAWhite House Press Secetary George E. Reedy said the Chief Executive had been "personally . in contact" a number of times during the day with Justice De- partment officials, inclu ding FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. . s.,." MR. DULLES Lion and the restraint of all of .the citizens of this country in maintaining a society free of anarchy, violence and ? disdain for the law." ? The White' House'' said Mr. Dulles would meet with Missis- sippi Gov. Paul B. Johnson Jr., state officials, FBI men and others "who have information on the law observance problems that exist there and are a mat- ter of such great concern." " The President was said to ,have phoned Gov. Johnson to ' express his concern over the ' rights ? workers' disappearance. The White House said the Gov- ernor "reaffirmed to the Presi- dent what he said publicly . ? to the people of Mississippi, that ? law enforcement facilities of that state will be utilized to their. full extent to cirevent acts of ? violence or. public disorder of any sort." ? ? Shortly before last night's / White House meeting, the Jus- tice Department announced Mr... Kennedy had postponed for at least a day his planned depar- ture for West Germany. . Meanwhile, the National As- sociation for The Advancement of Colored People said it stage a 2000-man demonstration , outside the Justice Department ; today to protest the racial slime- I . "We are basically a law-abid-; ?ing nation and all the forces of : our society, both state and Fed- ? oral, must be directed to pre- serving law and order," the Chief Executive said in a state- ment. ? palled Or "the co-opera; ? Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2014/01/31: CIA-RDP73-00475R000302300001-9.