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International usage, and the historic canal policy of the United States as fully upheld by its highest courts and administrative officials; and will lead to confusion and chaos in the administration of the Panama Canal enterprise.

(4) That the provisions of House Concurrent Resolution Numbered 459, Eighty-sixth Congress, are reiterated and reemphasized.

Remarks by Representative Addabbo

Of New York

Mr. Speaker, it was with profound sorrow and a great sense of loss that I learned of the death of our beloved colleague, CLARENCE CANNON. This House has lost one of its most devoted and diligent Members, and it is difficult to think of the House of Representatives without CLARENCE CANNON.

While I have been a member of the Committee on Appropriations for approximately a year and a half, I am thankful for the privilege of having served under his chairmanship for that relatively short period. Anyone who has served with him will never forget his dynamic personality, his devotion to his country and this House, and his capabilities. He, through his life's work, has carved his place in our history and forever he will remain there.

Mrs. Addabbo joins me in extending our deepest sympathy to Mrs Cannon and all his family and ask that God comfort them as only He can.

Remarks by Representative Duncan

Of Oregon

Mr. Speaker, on May 12, 1964, when Representative CLARENCE CANNON, of Missouri, passed away, the Nation lost a great leader, the House a devoted, able, and conscientious legislator and chairman, and I, as a freshman Congressman, lost a man who had become my friend.

I am proud and deeply conscious of having touched a little of the greatness of the fabric of American history because I knew CLARENCE CANNON.

He represented the same district in Missouri in which my father was born and reared, and he treated me a constituent as well as a colleague-my problems were his problems, and he gave freely of his time to solve them.

He remembered well Mr. A. W. Lafferty, who represented Oregon in this body some 50 years ago, and was quick to come to his aid a few months ago when Mr. Lafferty was dying and needed help.

His name will always be large, not only in the history of the House of Representatives but in the making of this great Nation of ours. But those of us who knew him, whether for 1 day or half a century, know that his true greatness was in his humanness. He understood and felt the problems of his fellow man—the A. W. Laffertys—and he sought to do something about them. He was first a man.

Remarks by Representative Delaney

Of New York

Mr. Speaker, last week one of the strongest men ever to stand in our midst, CLARENCE CANNON, passed away at the age 85. While I cannot begin to assess the void his death has left in this Chamber, I would like to express my own sadness at his passing and the deep respect which I hold for the memory of that fiery gentleman from Missouri.

CLARENCE CANNON was a rare combination of intellect and courage. “Cannon's Precedents” and “Cannon's Procedure” stand as monuments to his unique ability to understand, absorb, and manipulate the complexities of parliamentary procedure. The tough-minded, no-nonsense manner in which he carried out the fight against what he considered spending money we do not have for things we do not need showed a courage and tenacity few men possess.

With his colorful personality, scrappy attitude, and keen mind, CLARENCE CANNON grew into a powerful force in this Congress. In his tenure as chairman of the Committee on Appropriations he presided over the spending of more than a trillion dollars. Yet he maintained a deep concern for the American taxpayer and his money.

I believe that President Johnson summed it up best when he said that CLARENCE CANNON had “left a distinguished imprint upon the decisions and policies of our times. We shall miss his counsel, his candor, and the courage with which he held steadfastly to his convictions."

To these fine sentiments, I add my heartfelt “Amen."

Remarks by Representative fogarty

Of Rhode Island

Mr. Speaker, there are many men in this Nation with native intelligence such as CLARENCE CANNON had, and with his selfless will to work for the good of their country; but the additional trait that made him a truly great man, and the trait that I most admired in him, was his complete intellectual integrity and honesty. Once he had studied a proposition through and made up his mind what was in the best interests of the country, he was resolute in the support of what he was convinced was right. He was resolute whether this was the majority view or the minority view, whether this was or was not the view of the President, the Speaker of the House, or his subcommittee chairmen-of which I am proud to have been one who served under him for 14 years of his 19 years as chairman of the Committee on Appropriations.

Obviously such objective and impersonal support for what he knew in his mind and heart to be right was not always easy and was not always popular. I know I have been irritated, and I am sure almost every Member of this House has been irritated at sometime, by CLARENCE CANNON'S undeviating pursuit of the ends he was convinced were right, regardless of whose opinions might be different. But with every passing year he gained in stature and he gained in the admiration of everyone, for he played no favoritism and, with the passage of time, it became overwhelmingly evident to us all that his every thought and every action in his work in this House was aimed at carrying out the best interests of his country.

I am reminded, as I think of CLARENCE CANNON, of something the great Secretary of State, James G. Blaine, said 82 years ago. Secretary Blaine had previously served 13 years

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