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By Mr. O'CONNOR: Would he just say, "Here is a ticket to Miami, go take 5 days down there"'?

A. Well, I don't recall what his words were when he handed it to me, but I do know this, that the ticket was given to me, there was no “You have any duties” or anything. I guess as you say, a gift.

Q. You are married, Mrs. Swann?
A. Yes.
Q. Did your husband go down on these trips with you?
X. My husband has been down with me, yes.
Q. On these three trips?
A. Not on all three, no.
Q. Not on any of them?
A. Well, my husband has been down there with me.
Q. Did Mr. Powell give you a ticket for your husband, also?
A. No.
Mr. Hays. Your husband paid his own way?
The WITNESS. Yes. I see what you mean.
Mr. Hays. What business is your husband in?
The WITNESS. My husband has cabs.

Mr. Hays. And he went to Miami and Mr. Powell gave you a
ticket to go with him. Would you say that is the way it happened?
Did he give you a ticket and your husband went along?
The WITNESS. My husband was there.

By Mr. O'CONNOR: Q. He went by some other transportation? A. No, he flew down. Q. With you? A. He did not come down-as I remember, he came down a day after I did.

Q. He did not go on the same plane with you to Miami?

A. No; he was not on. Now, he has been to Miami with me. You are talking about this. On one occasion he went with me, but he paid his own way.

By Mr. TAYLER:
Q. Do you know of any other employees in the congressional office
or on the committee staff who received similar gifts of air travel to
Miami, such as you received from Mr. Powell?

A. I could not answer that.
Q. You do not have any information?

A. No; I know of no one. I have no knowledge of whether they did or they did not.

Q. Have you ever heard any of the girls say they received gifts of airline tickets from Mr. Powell? A. I never.

By Mr. O'CONNOR: Q. Could you, with the assistance of your attorney, fix through some means or other the dates that you were in Miami on these three occasions and furnish the committee those dates so that we could identify the specific dates you were there? Do you have some record, maybe canceled checks of money spent down there, that you drew from the bank, that you could actually fix those dates so that we would know which of these numerous trips that are charged to you, you actually took? Mr. NEDZI. Her husband might remember.

By Mr. O'CONNOR: Q. Through your husband or some way. In other words, we would like to isolate those trips so we know which belong to you and which somebody else took.

Mr. Hays. Which somebody else took and used your name without your knowing it.

Mr. Ellis. We will do everything we can to supply this to the committee, if it is available.

Mr. TAYLER. Do you have records in the office when you or other girls go on leave such as you did on those three occasions?

The WITNESS. There is no leave record kept, to my knowledge, as to who is present and who is absent. To my knowledge I know of no such book in the office.

Mr. DEVINE. Do you keep a diary yourself?
The WITNESS. No; I do not.

Mr. O'CONNOR. It would help us in our inquiry to fix those dates to determine the other travel and by whom.

Mr. Ellis. I think she has almost positively identified the one, the New Year's Day trip. There are two others in 1965, I think she said.

Mr. O'CONNOR. One she believes is on July 30. She is not certain. Mr. Ellis. That is right.

Mr. Hays. Mrs. Swann, this might help you. Did you stay in a motel or stay with friends?

The WITNESS. I never stayed with friends. I stayed in public

Mr. Hays. Maybe if you remember the motel you could write a letter. One previous witness, it appeared that he was not in Los Angeles when he drew, per diem because of a mixup in airline tickets, but he wrote to the motel and they sent a letter which said that he was in fact there on these dates. Maybe you can write the motel and ask them to look at the records and find out exactly what dates you were in Miami and that would pinpoint these two and help us

The WITNESS. I will try to get that information.

Mr. Hays. Thank you very much, Mrs. Swann. You are discharged.

Mr. Ellis. I thank the committee for permitting me to appear, gentlemen.

Mr. HAYS. The committee will stand in recess until 10 o'clock tomorrow.

(Whereupon, at 5:05 p.m., the committee was recessed to reconvene at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 21, 1966.)

and you.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1966

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION,
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON CONTRACTS,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., in room 2255, Rayburn House

. ) Present: Messrs. Hays, Waggonner, Jones, Nedzi, Dickinson, Devine, and Lipscomb.

Also present: Daniel L. O'Connor, associate counsel; C. William Tayler, associate counsel; and Julian Langston, chief clerk.

Mr. TAYLER. Call Mr. Megill.

H. NEWLIN MEGILL, having been duly sworn, was examined and testified as follows:

By Mr. TAYLER:
Q. Will you state your full name for the record, please?
A. My name is H. Newlin Megill.
Q. Are you a staff member of the House of Representatives?
A. I am, sir.
Q. What position and what office?

A. I am the Chief of the Office of Finance of the House of Representatives.

Q. In your capacity as the Chief of the Office of Finance, do you have charge of the maintenance of the payroll records for congressional employees of the House of Representatives?

A. I presently have complete control in that regard; yes, sir.

Q. Now, sir, I am going to hand you two exhibits which will be marked "Megill 1-A and 1-B,” being the individual pay card of Y. Marjorie Flores, the first for 1965, the second for the year 1966.

(The above-referred to documents were marked "Megill exhibits 1-A and 1-B" and received in evidence.)

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TAX

GROSS MONTHLY SALARY

CODE

SAVINGS BONDS

RETIREMENT

INSURANCE
WITHHOLDING
TAX

GROUP GROUP GOVT.
UNT HOS.

CONTR
148.15 waiver 2.82 2.82
217.42 Waiver 2.82 2.82
22552 Talver

2.82

BASIC
ANNUAL

SALARY
5060

7500
7500

1 1

NET
MONTHLY

SALARY
962.99
2288.10
1438.20

1113.961 1608,63 1666.54

NET MONTHLY

SALARY

CHECK NO.

DATE

133

1388 404 420120

FEB 26'65

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217 41

430 59

4792 91

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POWELL, ADAM C. JR. 18th, N. Y.

1965 House of Representatives

CARRIER CONTROL No. 3351160

DISBURSING OFFICE

INDIVIDUAL PAY.CARD

104
ENROLLMENT CODE No.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Y. MARJORIE FLORES

NAME

* 1/3/65

Retracte Per lurr PWIAS

2368

7th Avenue

ADDRESS

CITY AND STATE

New York, N. Y. 10030

SOCIAL SECURITY NO.

582 03 0149

GROSS

RETIREMENT

WITHHOLDING TAX

INSURANCE

SAVINGS
BONDS

BASIC
ANNUAL
RATE

MONTHLY

PREVIOUS

PREVIOUS

TOTAL
TO DATE

MONTHLY

PREVIOUS

Previous

TOTAL
TO DATE

MONTHLY

MEVIOUS

TOTAL
TO DATE

GROUP unt

GROUP How

GOVT.
CONTE

5060
7500

74 26
1501 39

74 26
1575 65+

9 90
203 28

9 90
213 18

64 36A 411847
1295 294 414588

JAN 2006
JAN 29'65

74 26

9 90

2 82

2 82

217 41

2 821

213 18

430 59

2 82

1608 63

1575 65

7500

3184 285

APR 30'6

648 00

865 41

217 411

2 82

7500

1608 63

4792 91

6401 54+

2 82 2 82

1388 408 428586 1388 404 435693

MY 28'65

865 41

2 82

217 41

1082 82

7500

1608 63

6401 54

8010 17

1388 404 438913

JUN 30'65

1082 82

2 82

2 82

217 41

1300 23

7500

1 608 63

8010 17

9618 80+

2 82

2 82

1300 23

217 41

1517 64*

7500

1608 63

9618 80

11227 43+ 1603 63 12836 064

HUG 31'65

1388 408 451418

2 82

2 82

1517 64

1735 05

217 41

1608 63

7500

11227 43

217 41

1388 406 458317

P 30'65

1735 05

2 82

1952 46

2 82

7500

1608 63

12836 06

14444 69

1388 404 462552

wl 29'65

2 82

16053 327

1608 63

14444 69

7500

2169 87+

21
217 41
233 63

1952 46
21 69 87

2 82
2 82
2 82

2403 50

UV 30 65

2 82

7500

1724 45

1488 OOK 468015 1438 20% 473138

16053 3217777 77+

2005 مل

2 82

225 52

2403 50

2629 02

7500

1666 54 17777 77

19444 31

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