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The motion was agreed to; and (at 5 o'clock and 47 minutes p.m.) the Senate, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Representative STEVEN V. CARTER, adjourned until Wednesday, January 13, 1960, at 12 o'clock meridian.

Memorial Tributes


Steven V. Carter

Memorial Tributes

Mr. KING of Utah. Mr. Speaker, on November 5, Elder Edmund J. Gleazer, Jr., of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a classmate of STEVE'S, gave tribute to him at a memorial service held in Washington, D.C., which I include as a part of my remarks:

(By Edmund J. Gleazer, Jr.)

In just a few minutes the Carter family will leave for Iowa. Before they go there should be some acknowledgment of what they have achieved, not only for themselves, but for many others whose lives they touched. I use the word "achieved" purposefully. STEVEN CARTER, Lucy, and Steven A., and Chuck, have met adversity and turned it into victory. They have fought battles during this past year such as all mortal men must fight, and out of it all there has arisen, for those who have the eyes to see, a tender love, not confined to their family; a faith tried and refined; and a quality of courage worthy of the great ones who have come to this Nation's Capitol in its finest hours. I call this achievement; not easily won, but a consummation of vision built upon dedication and interwoven with an honest desire to serve one's fellowmen.

STEVE CARTER wanted to serve his country in the Halls of Congress. The privilege was granted but not for a period of long duration. Many of his days during this past year were spent in the hospital. But although the time was short, the force of his life will be felt far beyond the Eighty-sixth Congress; because it is in passing through the valleys of uncertainty and pain that men discover their common humanity and look with gratitude upon those of their number who bear their load without complaining; who can give a sincere smile when the going becomes most difficult.

I have not wanted to picture STEVE as a paragon of virtue-he would chuckle at any such attempt. However, it was my good fortune to know him best in the last few weeks of his life. We had been college friends years ago-but in those easy-going, breezy days, the real dimensions of a person's soul were not probed or

measured. It has been in these recent sober times that we, together and with his family, began to plumb the depths of human experience and the understanding love of God. And in this growing fellowship with the Father of us all we found our hearts much more closely joined. Communication can be immeasurably richer when men commit themselves to uncharted areas in the realm of faith and hope and beyond the edge of knowledge. And in this setting there came to all of us with new assurance that "The eternal God is thy dwelling place. And underneath are the everlasting arms."

In these few moments we memorialize not only STEVEN CARTER but most surely those virtues and qualities without which a nation of free men cannot stand. These qualities are forged in the heat of the conflict of good with evil; the opposition of self-centeredness and the common welfare; the struggle between men's aspirations for a better world and their content with the present. I want to say, as the body of STEVEN CARTER leaves this city, that I saw him on a hospital bed reveal in the way he met the most serious issues of life the essential elements of leadership in a democracy.

His going, therefore, is not a retreat but rather a signal to us at a most critical time to reassess the purposes to which we dedicate ourselves during the span of our days. The time is all too short for anyone of us. We are called to answer our own commissions. So let us turn to our unfinished tasks in the belief that "there is a God in heaven who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth and all things which are in them."

It is this faith that gives support to our virtues.

It is in this faith that we find true fellowship.

It is by this faith that we humbly and repentantly seek His benediction for each of us.

Mr. RANDALL of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I wish to include the text of the sermon delivered by Dr. Roy A. Cheville, professor of theology, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, and a minister in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

The late STEVE CARTER was a member of the Latter-day Saints Church, whose world headquarters is at Independence, in the Fourth Missouri District. Some of the members of Mr. CARTER'S family live in Independence, Mo.

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