The Daily Texan [article]

University Of Texas At Austin
By GAIL BURRIS Texan Staff Writer . • ;i Despite vigorous efforts to block the appointment of Regent Walter Sterling the Senate confirmed ms nomination -by a vote of 224! Thursday with-.two members abstaining. / ' . ~7 Twenty votes were needed to confirm, and the:' confirmed unanimously. The vote was originally scheduled to take place in executive session but was opened on a motion by Houston Sen. Jack Ogg, who represents Sterling's home district. Sen. A.R. (Babe) Schwartz of Galveston, who
more » ... the fight against Sterling, originally moved to two "present but not voting" in essence counted "have the nomination sent back, to the Education negatively towards the confirmation. Committee to investigate further Sterling's ties "We really had nine votes against him," said -with the John Birch Society. That vote failed 22-8. Austin Sen.. Lloyd Doggett, who campaigned ' 'STERLING HAD EARLIER testified before the against Sterling. v committee that he had belonged to the far-right "Counting the six 'no' votes, the two abstentions group "some three or four months" but a 'Dallas and the one absent member (Lubbock Sen: Kent' Times Herald story Tuesday revealed he was a Hance), all we needed was tyrajnore to block htoi;**}.--Blrcher for 29 months. Doggett said; ... -' V: "This is the blackest mark on the reputation of The reappointment of Regent Dan C. Williams. ' the Senate since I've been here," said Schwartz, passed 28-1, with Doggett being the lone nay and Voting against Sterling were Doggett, Schwartz, Education Committee Chairman Oscar .-Mauzy Mauzy, Houston Sen. Bob Gammage-, Port Arthur abstaining -' -' * '<•_ Sen D. Roy Harrington and Dallas Sen:.Hon >^11i09ia8iLawvillML : aiird.xegentd'1flppi^t^i'M»:'..^^
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