People: Mar. 1, 1963

Never one to hold his peace when he can tell it to the papers, Harlem's Democratic Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., 54, called a press conference to refute all those horrid things his colleagues were saying about him. He particularly resented a Senate speech by Delaware's Republican John J. Williams, who scorched him for his whoop-de-do European junkets and squandering of federal funds. It was a matter of racial discrimination—because he was a Negro, said the injured Powell, forgetting for the nonce that he once claimed Cherokee-white ancestry. Williams, added Powell, bought Delaware resort property that is "barred to any person...

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