TEXAS: Broken Record

When Oregon's waggy-tongued Wayne Morse set a 22-hour, 26-minute filibuster record in the U.S. Senate in April 1953, politicians and nonpoliticians hoped that a limit had been reached. But last week a new record was set, naturally enough, in Texas. Arguing for an amendment to provide an extra $1,000,000 appropriation for the state's medical-school hospital, State Senator Jimmy Phillips babbled an hour and nine minutes beyond Morse's record. Then the Texas Senate, 14-11, voted down the amendment, just as the U.S. Senate had voted against Morse in his assault on the tidelands oil bill.


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