Nation: After Adam

Being a collection of mortals, some Congressmen are lazy or incompetent, others drink too much, some have a trained eye for a trim ankle, and a few-are not overly honest. The House is generally tolerant of all such failings, which makes it all the more unusual that the House is actually trying to do something about Harlem's Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Powell, 54, a ten-term Congressman, has long offended the more tender sensibilities in Congress. What really got Powell's colleagues aroused was the junket he took to Europe last August. He went ostensibly to study the labor situation, or the Common Market,...

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