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The WITNESS. Yes, sir. Mr. DEVINE. Do you know whether anyone else does? The WITNESS. No, I don't. Mr. DEVINE. Do you maintain a running balance in that account for Mr. Powell?

The WITNESS. No, sir. Mr. DEVINE. I thought maybe since you had power of attorney you kept the checks for him. The WITNESS. No.

By Mr. O'CONNOR:
Q. Who balances the checkbook at the end of the month -
A. I believe I don't know.
Q. You don't?
A. I don't know.
Q. The canceled checks don't come back to you?
A. No.
Mr. DEVINE. That is my question, whether she had access to the
account.

You don't know?
The WITNESS. No.
Mr. DEVINE. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Mr. NEDZI. Just one question.

I wonder if we can get Mrs. Dargans to recall, if she can, some particulars on the refund that occurred in September of 1965. Do you recall

The WITNESS. A refund ?
Mr. NEDZI. Yes. For travel in the amount of $288 and some cents.

Mr. O'CONNOR. You made reference to the tickets, New York City to Miami and Washington to Chicago?

Mr. NEDZI. No, there was one additional one besides that apparently, according to these records, Mr. Chairman.

The WITNESS. If I could see it, I could Mr. NEDZI. Apparently it is a Washington-to-Los Angeles trip involving a Grace C. Howell.

Mr. Hays. Was the ticket used or was the ticket turned in for a refund?

Mr. NEDZI. I think the ticket was used. There is a stub on it.

Mr. TAYLER. The witness stated that Congressman Powell paid for that ticket via check in the sum of $267.95, I believe. Mr. NEDZI. To Los Angeles? I thought that was

The WITNESS. As I recall this voucher, this was travel performed by our then Education Chief, Dr. Grace Howell, and the organization which invited her reimbursed the transportation, and that was the check that was attached to this voucher.

Mr. NEDZI. Thank you.

Mr. Hays. I have one or two questions, Mr. Dargans. About this Miami trip, it would appear to me that it was part business and part vacation; is that right?

The WITNESS. Yes, sir. Mr. Hays. This is not an unusual thing around here. I happen to know that. Now, did you feel, since you only spent 1 day on this business that you just wouldn't ask for per diem because you were

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really transported on business to a place where you wanted to be anyway?

The WITNESS. Yes, sir. Mr. Hays. Do you know where Mr. Powell is at this particular moment?

The WITNESS. No, sir. Mr. Hays. Would you be able to tell me whether or not on a letter I received this morning, which was shoved under the door-I don't know when it was put under the door but it was found this morning — whether that appears to be his signature?

The WITNESS. I don't even have to look at it.
Mr. Hays. Is that his signature?
The WITNESS. No.

Mr. Hays. It isn't his signature. Can you tell me from the initials who typed it?

The WITNESS. There again I am notMr. - Hays. It is just a typewritten initial there, it says A.C.P. by D. Who is that?

The WITNESS. H. I believe it would be Dorothy Himes. Mr. Hays. But you say that isn't his signature ? The WITNESS. To me it does not appear to be his signature. Mr. Hays. In other words, he could have dictated this over the phone and asked somebody to write it and sign his name? The WITNESS. Yes, sir.

By Mr. O'CONNOR: Q. Do you know of anyone on the staff that signs the name similar to that?

A. I believe it looks like Mr. Stone's manner of signing.
Mr. HAYS. We can develop that when-
The WITNESS. It looks like Mr. Stone's. I could not be sure.
Mr. Hays. Thank you. That is all.
Mr. TAYLER. Mr. Chairman.
Mr. Hays. Sorry.

By Mr. TAYLER: Q. Mrs. Dargans, this memorandum, undated memorandum from Mr. Stone to you which bears the date stamp of October 25, 1966, relative to instruction to draw a check from the chairman to Eastern Airlines in connection with some of these reimbursements, would you have any objection to our putting that in the record?

A. No. I made some—you know how you make little notes down there. I would have no objection if I could have the original back.

Mr. Hays. Can't we just photostat it?

Mr. O'CONNOR. We will photostat it. We will substitute a Xerox copy for the record. But we would like to have it photostated and return it to your office. Mr. TAYLER. Then will this be markedThe CLERK. No. 7. Mr. TAYLER. No. 7, the little blue undated memorandum from Mr. Stone to Mrs. Dargans, and attached thereto is a two-page statement from Eastern Airlines dated September 13, 1966. May this be admitted into the record, Mr. Chairman, subject to it being withdrawn after a photostat is made?

Mr. Hays. Yes.

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OCT 2 5 1966
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVO

MEMORANDUM To: Mrs. L.M. Dargans

From: Chuck Stone

There are seven trips checked with
a red pencil next to "charges" on
the attached Eastern Airlines bill.

Please pay for those seven trips
(total: $927.96) with a personali
check from the Chairman directly
to Eastern Airlines. These are
his instructions.

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(The above-referred to document was marked "Dargans Exhibit 7" and received in evidence.)

Mr. TAYLER. And a photostat substituted therefor.
Mr. Hays. Yes.
Off the record.
(Discussion off the record.)

By Mr. TAYLER: Q. You also identified, as you described it, your dog-eared memorandum of your report on your Miami trip. Would you offer that to us or give that to us so it could be put into the record ?

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