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(The above-referred-to documents were marked “Langston Exhibits 12 and 13” and received in evidence.)
By Mr. TAYLER:
A. Yes, sir. There was a second telegram received that day.
A. The message is dated December 28, 4:33 p.m. It is addressed to Congressman Wayne Hays, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
No answer received to my telegram of yesterday's date at 3:40 p.m. U.S. Marshal from San Juan informed me one ticket available for Mrs. Powell at 6:35 p.m. today, Eastern flight. Impossible to make arrangements for child and other necessary things to travel. Request you wire direct future date to appear, stop, Mrs. Powell willing to cooperate.
It is signed Reinaldo Panigua Diez and Gonzalo Diago Betancourt, attorneys for Mrs. Adam C. Powell. Mr. TAYLER. Will you mark that "Langston Exhibit 14”?
(The above-referred to document was marked "Langston Exhibit 14” and received in evidence.)
By Mr. TAYLER:
A. Yes, sir.
A. It was made through Eastern Airlines. We had some trouble getting a reservation on Eastern but Eastern Airlines reservation desk arranged for the ticket and the flight on Pan American Airline.
Q. Did there come a time on the 28th when you prepared and sent a cablegram to Mrs. Powell's attorneys replying to the ones you have already read that you received from them?
A. Yes, sir. There is a cablegram in response to those messages.
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CONGRESSMAN WAYNE HAYES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WASHINGT ONDC
NO ANSWER RECEIVED TO MY TELEGRAM OF YESTERDAYS DATE AT 3.40 PM
REINALD PANIAGUA DIEZ AND GONZALO DIAGO BETANCOURT ATTORNEYS
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A. It is addressed to the two attorneys just mentioned at their office in Hato Rey, San Juan:
In reply to your cablegrams committee has rescheduled Mrs. Powell's appearance for 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 30, Room 2255 Rayburn Building. Tickets for Mrs. Powell and son available Eastern Airiines Reservation Office, San Juan, for Pan American Aight 216, leaving, 7:00 p.m., December 29, arriving Friendship Airport Baltimore, 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Powell still under subpoena. Imperative she appear Friday. Reply immediately to undersigned, Room 11-329, U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.
It is signed “C. William Tayler, counsel, House Administration Committee.”
Mr. TAYLER. Will you mark the copy of that telegram “Langston No. 15”?
(The above-referred-to document was marked "Langston Exhibit 15" and received in evidence.)
Mr. DICKINSON. Just for my information, are these being read now
The WITNESS. In response to your question, Mr. Dickinson, they
By Mr. TAYLER:
A. Yes, sir, I did. On December 28, I again telephoned the marshal to request that he renew or continue his efforts to locate Mrs. Powell and to advise her that two tickets were available and I gave him the flight information to pass on to her. May I continue? Q. Yes.
A. At that time he reiterated that he had been unable to locate Mrs. Powell.
Q. Have you heard anything further from the marshal regarding that matter?
A. No, sir; I have not.
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(The above-referred to document was marked "Langston exhibit 16" and received in evidence.)
By Mr. TAYLER: Q. Did there come a time on the 29th when the committee received a further cablegram from Mrs. Powell's attorneys?
A. Yes, sir; a message was received from her attorneys dated December 29, 1966, the time, 11:17 a.m., addressed to C. William Tayler, counsel, House Administration Committee, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Due to personal arrangement for child and other matters, impossible to appear at hearing before January 5. She does not want to bring child to controversion atmosphere, stop, please confirm tickets for Mrs. Powell alone on fourth or fifth as desired.
It is signed Reinaldo Paniagua Diez and Gonzalo Diago Betancourt, attorneys for Mrs. Adam C. Powell.
By Mr. TAYLER: Q. You read the word "controversion” in that cablegram. Is that the way it is spelled in the cablegram?
A. Yes, sir; that is the spelling of the word in the cablegram.
Mr. Hays. I would interject here that the word is probably meant to be "controversial.”'
By Mr. TAYLER: Q. Did there come a time on the 29th of December when you prepared and sent a cablegram to Mrs. Powell's attorneys in reply to the one you just read?