Puerto Rico: Go Home Adam!

At 1 a.m. one day last week, prowlers crept up to the $45,000 summer home recently built by Adam Clayton Powell, the Harlem Congressman, whose second wife is a pretty Puerto Rican who has been on the Government payroll as his secretary. Powell was off in Washington. Inside the villa, 25 miles from San Juan, Wife Ivette was home alone with six-week-old Adam Diago and a maid. Suddenly there were cries of "Viva free Puerto Rico!", and a barrage of rocks hit the house. For an hour the men banged at the front door before giving up.

Mrs. Powell could...

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