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of the world, we beseech Thee, give sweet rest to those who are in the shadows of grief and crown their souls with the simplicity of Thy truth and love. O walk with them and give them the answer to their longings until they kneel with their loved ones at the feet of God. Merciful Father, hold us all and help us to stand in the morning, in the noonday, in the evening shades until the end, and then let heaven's morning break. Savior Divine, we are pilgrims; be with us through the storm, through the sea, and through the waves until we reach that land that is unwet with the tears of human sorrow, where we shall not see through a glass darkly but face to face. In the name of our glorified Redeemer. Amen.

ROLL OF DECEASED MEMBERS

Mr. Patrick J. Haltigan, reading clerk of the House, read the following roll:

THOMAS JAMES WALSH, SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF MONTANA

School teacher; lawyer; delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924; permanent chairman Democratic National Convention at New York City in 1924; elected a Member of the United States Senate in 1912; reelected in 1918; 1924, and again in 1930; selected by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be Attorney General in his Cabinet; but 2 days before his term of office would have begun, death came. Died March 2, 1933.

ROBERT BEECHER HOWELL, SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF NEBRASKA

Naval officer; lawyer; engineer; State engineer of Nebraska, 1895–96; city engineer of Omaha, 1896–97; lieutenant, United States Navy, Spanish-American War; State senator, 1902, 1903, and 1904; elected to water board Metropolitan Utilities District, Omaha, 1904; reelected 1910, 1916, and 1920; chairman National Radio Service Commission, United States Post Office Department, 1921; elected to the United States Senate in 1922; reelected in 1928. Died March 11, 1933.

PORTER HINMAN DALE, SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF VERMONT

Soldier; business man; teacher; lawyer; chief deputy collector of customs at Island Pond from 1897–1910; chairman Republican State Convention in 1898 and 1919; judge Brighton municipal court in 1910; State senator, 1910–14; Member of the House of

Representatives, Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, Sixty-
seventh, and Sixty-eighth Congresses; elected to the United States
Senate November 6, 1923, and reelected in 1926 and 1932. Died
October 6, 1993.
JOHN BENJAMIN KENDRICK, SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF WYOMING

State senator, 1910–14; delegate to the Democratic National Convention, 1912 and 1916; Governor of Wyoming, 1915–17; elected to the United States Senate in 1916, and reelected in 1922 and 1928. Died November 3, 1933.

CLAY STONE BRIGGS, SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF TEXAS Lawyer; member of the State legislature; appointed judge of the district court of the tenth judicial district of Texas, and three times elected to such office; Member of the Sixty-sixth and each succeeding Congress. Died April 29, 1933. CHARLES HILLYER BRAND, EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

Lawyer; banker; elected to the State senate, of which he became president pro tempore; solicitor general of the western judicial circuit of Georgia, 1896–1906; judge of the superior courts of same circuit, 1906–17; Member of the Sixty-fifth and each succeeding Congress. Died May 17, 1933. BOLIVAR EDWARDS KEMP, SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA

Lawyer; member of the board of supervisors of Louisiana State University; active in the development of agricultural and trucking industries; Member of the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and Seventy-third Congresses. Died June 19, 1933. EDWARD BERTON ALMON, EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF ALABAMA

Lawyer; State senátor, Presidential electoř; Judge of the circuit court of the eleventh Judicial distšist of Alabama; member of the State house of representatives, 1910–15, and served as speaker of that body in 197i; Member of the sixty-fourth and each succeeding Congress. Died June 29, 2932. HENRY WINFIELD WATSON, NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF

PENNSYLVANIA Lawyer; member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Historical Society of Bucks County; Member of the Sixtyfourth and each succeeding Congress. Died August 27, 1933. LYNN SEDWICK HORNOR, THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF WEST

VIRGINIA Graduated from Clarksburg High School; engaged in natural-gas production; Member of the Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses. Died September 23, 1933.

JOHN DAVENPORT CLARKE, THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF

NEW YORK Lawyer; assistant to the secretary of mines of the United States Steel Corporation from its formation to 1906; chairman Observance of National Forest Week in the State of New York; vice president of the New York Conservation Association; delegate to Republican National Convention, 1928 and 1932; Member of the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, Seventieth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and Seventy-third Congresses. Died November 5, 1933. JAMES SOUTHWORTH PARKER, TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

OF NEW YORK Teacher; member of the State assembly, 1904, 1905, and 1908–12; engaged in agricultural pursuits since 1898; Member of the Sixtythird and each succeeding Congress. Died December 19, 1933. JOSEPH LAWRENCE HOOPER, THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF

MICHIGAN Lawyer; circuit court commissioner of Calhoun County, 1901-3; prosecuting attorney of Calhoun County, 1903–7; city attorney of Battle Creek, 1916–18; Member of the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and Seventy-third Congresses. Died February 22, 1934. EDWARD WILLIAM POU, FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NORTH

CAROLINA Lawyer; chairman Democratic executive committee of Johnston County in 1886; Presidential Elector 1888; solicitor, Fourth Judicial District of North Carolina, 1890–1901 delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916; Member of the Fifty-seventh and each succeeding Congress; was dean of the House of Representatives at the time of his death on April 1, 1934.

Mrs. NORTON, a Representative from the State of New Jersey, standing in front of.the Speaker S. rostrum, placed a memorial rose in a vase as the name of each deceased Member was read by, the Clerk.

Then followed 1 minute of devotional silence.

Mrs. Esther Bibber sang “Great Peace Have They That Love Thy Law."

Hon. JOHN YOUNG BROWN, a Representative from the State of Kentucky, delivered the following address:

ADDRESS OF HON. JOHN YOUNG BROWN Mr. BROWN of Kentucky. We pause from our work today to pay tribute to the memory of our colleagues who in the past year laid aside the burdens of life. On the roll call of this body, a little over a year ago, they answered with the eagerness of men ready for duty; but today, as the Clerk sounds each name, it is met by profound silence. Assembling with us now are the close friends and relatives of the deceased. No words of ours can lessen their grief or lift their burdens, but we invite them here that they might share with us the knowledge of the Nation's gratitude for the useful lives of the ones whom they mourn.

As a new Member, it was not my privilege to know personally some of those who are no longer with us. I saw them collectively, however, as they went earnestly about the task set before them. They impressed me as sincere men, devoting their energies to the people's cause. They were a cross-section of the people whom they represented. Coming from different sections of the country and representing, perhaps, different types of citizenship, they at least met in common accord to devise plans which might lessen the burdens and increase the benefits to the masses of America's people. They held the hopes and the aspirations and represented generally the best and highest ideals of their people. They assembled here to carry out the work delegated to them. Ere their work was completed, they were called from this body to take a place among the colleagues of yesterday. Who is there prepared to say that they are not now members of a more glorious assembly?

It is not improper that we for a moment allow our imaginations to range over the field of those assembling in that other body of colleagues who answer no roll call here, but who still must look from somewhere beyond with interest upon the doings of this body. In that other group we find the founders of our Nation and those who guided zealously its course along the rocky shores of time. To me one of the most remarkable things in the history of this Republic is the type and caliber of men who have enlisted under the banners of public service.

Legislative bodies have always been the storm centers of public abuse and condemnation; and yet, in the 145 years of our existence, how few are the actual instances of corruption of public oficials in this Republic! Always it has been true that selfish and greedy interests have had the best of mental talent to advance and protect their properties. The great unrepresented masses must depend upon volunteers to plead their cause. Whatever interest is taken in them is but incidental; and if a voice speaks out in their behalf, it does so usually without adequate compensation and sometimes without even commendation from the very people sought to be served. Those who have fought the people's fight in the past have done so not for remuneration but because it represented an investment of their ideas, their energy, and their talents in a cause which they believed to be just. Certainly, the harshest critic of Congress could not contend that membership in this House is sought for the sake of fortune. Private enterprise, in charting its course, may go into the markets of trade and buy the best of legal counsel. In appearing in the past before the committees of this House, business interests undoubtedly have brought here legal ability of the highest character; but certainly in the clashes with the people's interests, the people did not suffer when they had the magic mind of a Webster, the legal ability of a Clay, or the brilliant eloquence of a Bryan to plead their cause. Where could private initiative have employed men more brilliant, more devoted to the earnest pleading of their cause, or more courageous in the prosecution of their aims than the proud spirits who once stood in this well and fought the people's fight? Their public service procured for them no compensation which would provide life's luxuries, and yet it gave an opportunity for the investment of energy, intellect, character, and courage, which serves that purpose set

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