The Congress: He Shouldn't Be There&3151;And He Wasn't

After months of grumbling about his free spending and high living, the U.S. House of Representatives last week got around to doing something about Harlem Democrat Adam Clayton Powell Jr. The House cut Adam's allowance.

The House was not so much interested in the fact that Powell had been a brazen junketeer at public expense, billed the Government for umpteen trips to his beach home in Puerto Rico, put his wife on a $13,000 secretarial salary, and sharply increased the spending of the Education and Labor Committee, of which he is chairman. What really bugged the boys was Powell's defense—he...

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