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Proceedings in the House

TUESDAY, January 3, 1939. A message from the Senate, by Mr. Frazier, its legislative clerk, announced that the Senate had adopted the following resolutions:

Resolved, That the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of Hon. ROYAL 8. COPHAND, late a Senator from the State of New York.

Resolved, That the Secretary communicate these resolutions to the House of Representatives and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased.

Resolved, That as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased the Senate do now adjourn.

Mr. SULLIVAN. Mr. Speaker, I offer a resolution.
The Clerk read (H. Res. 16) as follows:

Resolved, That the House has heard with profound sorrow of the death of Hon. ROYAL S. COPELAND, a Senator of the United States from the State of New York.

Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased.

The resolution was agreed to.

Mr. RAYBURN. Mr. Speaker, as a further mark of respect for the deceased colleague, I move that the House recess until 12 o'clock noon tomorrow.

The motion was agreed to; accordingly (at 2 o'clock and 33 minutes p. m.) the House stood in recess until tomorrow, Wednesday, January 4, 1939, at 12 o'clock noon.

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 1939. A message from the Senate, by Mr. St. Claire, one of its clerks, announced that the Senate had passed the following resolutions:

Resolved, that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow of the death of Hon. ROYAL 8. COPELAND, late a Senator from the State of New York.

Resolved, That as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased Senator the business of the Senate be now suspended to enable his associates to pay tribute to his high character and distinguished publio service.

Resolved, That the Secretary communicate these resolutions to the House of Representatives and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased.

Resolved, That as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased the Senate do now adjourn until Wednesday next.

Tributes

Address by Senator Gerry

Of Rhode Island

Mr. GERRY. Mr. President, recently I prepared an address which I expected to deliver when the memorial addresses were made in the Senate a few days ago on the life, character, and public service of the late Senator from New York, Hon. ROYAL S. COPELAND. However, I was unavoidably detained from the Senate on that occasion, and I now ask unanimous consent to have inserted in the Record the remarks prepared by me as a tribute to the late Senator.

There being no objection, the remarks were ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

Mr. GERRY. Mr. President, I wish to say a few words in tribute to Senator ROYAL S. COPELAND, who, in a life of public service, represented the State of New York for 15 years in the Senate.

Before being elected to that office he had gained distinction as a physician. The human sympathy and the understanding of men necessary to the physician, and the industry and determination of the legislator were so merged as to make him, with his pleasant disposition, a valued friend.

He was by nature human, friendly, and simple, admirably equipped to be a family counselor. He was well able to meet the larger responsibilities that came to him when he was made health commissioner of New York City, and later, when he represented his State in the Senate. He never ceased to be concerned for the health of those about him. Time and again he admonished individual Senators and the Senate collectively against overwork. in his

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