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emancipating his people from the shackles of a filibustering contingent in the National House of Representatives. How we have known of him when our very hearts were beating that he might be selected as our standard bearer and chief magistrate over the grandest Nation ever visited by mankind. But he had met his final conqueror, and sank beneath his icy breath. Though silent is the grave, death can claim no victory. For that master mind, the handiwork of the eternal God, will shine brighter day by day, while others may grow dim with the space of time. His works are ended. No man can tell the results of his labors. But from memory's shrine his name can never be effaced. The dreams of childhood and visions of old age vanish. Flowers bloom, blush, and fade away. Stars fall from the heaven and leave no trace behind them. But a life like Thomas Brackett Reed can never run its course and be forgotten, and when the fettered fangs of eternity were bearing his soul away, his life was just beginning.
Mr. BREWSTER. Mr. Speaker, under leave granted to extend my remarks in the Record, I include the following resolution:
RESOLUTION BY MAINE STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR
Whereas Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has deemed it necessary to take from our midst the Honorable CLYDE H. SMITH, and
Whereas the sympathetic understanding and recognition of human rights prevailed in the thoughts and actions of our departed friend throughout his entire private and public life, and
Whereas all toilers have suffered an immeasurable loss through being deprived of his militant, loyal, and sincere service in the Congress of the United States, and
Whereas the problems and advocacies of organized labor have been long championed and espoused by him both as a State and National governmental Representative: Therefore be it
Resolved, That this, the thirty-sixth annual convention of the Maine State Federation of Labor, stand for 1 minute in silent reverence and tribute to this man who enjoyed the respect, admiration, and love of Maine workers, and be it further
Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be sent to his widow, Congresswoman MARGARET CHASE SMITH, and be it further
Resolved, That a copy be sent to the Maine Congressional Delegation urging that it be read on the floor of Congress and made a part of the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, and that a copy be released to the press.
Adopted by the thirty-sixth annual convention of the Maine State Federation of Labor, at Portland, Maine, June 14, 1940. CHARLES O. DINTON, Secretary.
Remarks by Representative Stearns
Of New Hampshire
Mr. STEARNS of New Hampshire. Mr. Speaker, the sudden and unexpected death of CLYDE H. SMITH came as a great shock to his many friends, and especially to his colleagues in this House, whose esteem and admiration he had won.
I can never forget the friendly welcome with which he greeted me as a newcomer to this floor, or the many little acts of kindliness and courtesy for which I was indebted to him.
His entire life was one of devotion to the service and welfare of his fellowmen, his State, and country. He rose from selectman of his own home town through various offices to that of Representative in Congress, a career which is a clear indication of his honesty, industry, and ability. As a member of important committees, especially that on labor, he never lost sight of the human needs that all legislation is supposed to serve.
This body has lost a devoted and honored Member, and it is with a deep sense of personal loss that I pay this small tribute to his memory.
Proceedings in the House
MONDAY, April 8, 1940.
The Chaplain, Rev. James Shera Montgomery, D. D., offered the following prayer:
Almighty God, our most merciful Father, in a world which is exhausting itself in stupidity and passion, we pray for the Lordship of the Man of Galilee. In this bleak period of humanity may He stand among us in His moral and spiritual leadership, with a glowing warmth of enthusiastic faith in man and his destiny. Dear Lord, as energies are limited and needs appalling, in Thy risen power grant us the guidance of Thy truth and wisdom. With true conscience and deepening understanding, and enriched with the finest privileges, help us to labor for those cleansing and redeeming relationships. Hold us in fellowship with the life spiritual that we may never allow ourselves to make dreary selfishness the prison of our souls. Inspire us with an expanding, world-wide vision that unites all men in the tasks of education, social reform, and religion; help us in those aims which are worth serving and which will win response in the heart of this vindictive world. In these days of his absence, bless and abide with our beloved Speaker. In the Redeemer's name. Heavenly Father, again we are reminded that in the midst of life we are in death. In the valley may we fear no evil. Give Thy comforting presence to the loved one who is to follow on. Amen.
Mr. OLIVER. Mr. Speaker, it is with the deepest regret that I rise this morning to announce the passing into the Great Beyond of our colleague, CLYDE H. SMITH, of Maine. His passing was gentle and merciful and for that we are and shall be thankful, but, because of its suddenness, it is a great shock to all, especially those of us who knew him intimately and well.