• Short Summary

    THE ESTRANGED WIFE OF NEGRO CLERGYMAN ADAM CLAYTON POWELL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TESTIFIED BEFORE A HOUSE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON.

  • Description

    THE ESTRANGED WIFE OF NEGRO CLERGYMAN ADAM CLAYTON POWELL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TESTIFIED BEFORE A HOUSE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON. THE EVIDENCE SHE GAVE RAISED THE POSSIBILITY OF CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST POWELL, WHO WAS SUSPENDED FROM CONGRESS ON JANUARY 10 WHEN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DECIDED TO SET UP AN INQUIRY INTO HIS CONDUCT.

    EARLIER THIS MONTH, POWELL WAS DISMISSED AS A WITNESS BY THE INVESTIGATING COMMITTEE AFTER HE REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON ANYTHING BUT HIS NAME, AGE, CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE.

    POWELL, A DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN, WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE POWERFUL HOUSE EDUCATION AND LABOUR COMMITTEE UNTIL HIS SUSPENSION. MINISTER OF A HARLEM BAPTIST CHURCH, POWELL FACES ALLEGATIONS OF MISUSING PUBLIC FUNDS.

    MRS YVETTE POWELL, A SLIM, ATTRACTIVE PUERTO RICAN, SAID YESTERDAY THAT SHE HAD BEEN ON THE CONGRESSIONAL PAYROLL UNTIL LAST DECEMBER, BUT SHE HAD RECEIVED ONLY TWO SALARY CHEQUES SINCE SHE MARRIED POWELL IN 1960. WHEN SHOWN 19 CONGRESSIONAL CHEQUES MADE OUT TO HER, SHE ALLEGED THAT THEY HAD BEEN ENDORSED BY SOMEONE ELSE.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE INQUIRY COMMITTEE, REPRESENTATIVE EMANUEL CELLER OF NEW YORK, SAID MRS POWELL'S TESTIMONY WOULD NOT HELP POWELL, WHO IS BARRED FROM TAKING HIS SEAT UNTIL THE COMMITTEE COMPLETES ITS HEARING. MR. CELLER ALSO TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WOULD STUDY MRS POWELL'S TESTIMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3U0MG28MFPD3Z0W565845SGVQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3U0MG28MFPD3Z0W565845SGVQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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