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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1961 - Introduction. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/14588/show/14241.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1961 - Introduction. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/14588/show/14241

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Transcript FILIBUSTERS SLOW LEGISLATIVE ACTION A HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE visits the campus and conducts a public hearing. Chancellor A. D. Bruce and subcommittee members W. H. Pieratt, H. G. Wells and S. F. Collins look over a scale model of the physical plant. HOUSE PASSES BILL April 21, 1961: The H/R passes HB 11 by voice vote at 10:46 a.m. with only scattered opposition. The bill goes to the Senate, where it has little or no chance of coming out of committee. Concentration is continued upon SB 2 and breaking the filibuster. FILIBUSTERS CONTINUE April 24, 1961: Filibustering is resumed in the Senate, but adjournment comes at 6:30 p.m. April 25, 1961: The filibuster continues in the Senate until 11:30 p.m. Senate bills cannot be debated tomorrow or the next day, but we will attempt to keep the Senate in session Friday, when SB 2 will again be pending business. April 27, 1961: We are successful in bringing the Senate back into session tomorrow, by a vote of 14-13. FILIBUSTER BROKEN April 28, 1961: Finally, the filibuster is broken at 10:50 p.m., and SB 2 is engrossed. The key vote was at 5:30 p.m., when Senator Jarrard Secrest of Temple agreed to break an 11-11 tie, making possible a 12-10 vote to "move the previous question," and thereby limit debate. The opposition agreed to engrossment if we would not attempt final passage before adjournment tonight. As we did not have the votes for final passage, this was accepted. It was 11 days ago that the filibuster began. May 8, 1961: Senator Baker attempts immediate setting of HB 11 by the State Affairs Committee of the Senate, but is overruled by the chairman, Senator Ward- low Lane of Center. We are examining all possibilities. Time until final adjournment is running very short. May 9, 1961: A difficult situation is arising in the H/R, as the members divide further and further on controversial bills. Probing continues for an opening in the Senate. SENATE PASSES BILL May 12, 1961: Senator Baker finds three opposing senators gone as the session begins at 10:30 a.m. Senator Louis Crump of San Saba agrees to vote with us and we win, 18-8, the right to bring SB 2 up at once for third reading and final passage. The really critical vote, however, is a 14-12 decision whereby Senator Baker is able again to move the previous question and forestall another filibuster. With the previous question in effect, SB 2 is passed in just six minutes, at 10:41 a.m. Senator Baker goes personally to the floor of the House, announces passage and receives a great ovation. HOUSE COMMITTEE HOLDS BILL May 15, 1961: It appears more and more that there will be a delay in having SB 2 voted out favorably by the State Affairs Committee of the H/R, which is necessary to get the measure to the floor for passage. It is decided to accept SB 2 exactly as is, because of the extreme danger in any further delays as adjournment rapidly approaches. May 17, 1961: Still no action in the State Affairs Committee of the House, al- flUc^NTS E*PRESS their ffdingS through si9ns theV intend to carry to Austin with the hope that leg,slators will recogn.ze the sincerity of the University's request.