Ralph, Yarborough, who refers imself as “the people’ to h s candi -date, voted against confirmation of Judges Haynsworth and Caxswell to the Supreme Court. ‘Why? He had no choice. He owes his allegiance to a small band of ultra-liberal colleagues and I His votes helped defeat the President’s plan to balance the Court vvith the appointment of a Southern judge who believes the Supreme Court should interpret the law rather than write the lavv. The President has now been compelled to abandon the South and turn Here’s where Ralph Yarborough stood on other key issues vital to Volunt in public school \(Sept. ary prayer 21, r Presiden t North for his appointee. n hi people tim Ralph Yarborough’s actions came as no surprise to Texans. Ile has turned his back o s own e and again. Eugene McCarthy fo tnam moratorium demonstrations Vie A $13,000 per year retire ry ment and a 42% sala increase for himself 0 Wouldn’t vote at all when there was a chance to children stop forced busing of school It’s time to retire Ralph Yarborough and elect Lloyd Bentsen to the ‘U.S. Senate. Lloyd Bentsena prominent Demo for all crat an d former Congressmanis ready to put his ability and experience to work the people of Texas. Hes ready io bring fresh ideas and fresh ap Vote for new leadership M the May 2nd Democratic Primary. Help proaches to the problems we face. elect Lloyd Bentsen ‘United States Senator_ -Bentsen. e nator tOr ule sevenhe s. Democrats for Steelman Paid for by Steelman for SenateWrite P.O. Box 19374, Dallas, Texas 75219 a year was added to Schoubroek’s sentence. Johnson is civilly suing Schoubroek, Sheriff Lightfoot, and Lightfoot’s surety company for the assault. McCabe says that Lightfoot is legally responsible because of his negligence in allowing Schoubroek to work as a jail trusty \(a victim died in the incident for which Schoubroek was origisuits and the assault on Johnson, Schoubroek still enjoys the position of trusty, which gives him access to all cells in the jail. Testimony in the Johnson case revealed that he even has the freedom to leave jail to buy liquor. The third suit might be the most damaging to Nacogdoches’ law enforcement officials. Late on the night of May 9, 1976, two Nacogdoches cops saw what they thought to be a middle-aged derelict holed up in a phone booth. They hauled him out and then, when the man protested, twisted his arm behind his back and slammed him against the police car. The “derelict” turned out to be Dr. Stanley G. Alexander, a tenured professor of English at Stephen F. Austin University and a long-time civil rights worker. Alexander is famous regionally as a guitar player for a bluegrass group called the East Texas String Ensemble. He had stopped at the phone booth after leaving a party and was attempting to call a friend when the police pulled him out of the booth. That was only the beginning of the incident. Alexander, mild-mannered and widely respected, claims that after the police slammed him up against the car, they proceeded to beat and choke him. At the police station, a third officer dragged him along the floor to a cell, threw him in, and delivered a final kick to his back. Charged with public intoxication, Alexander was not allowed to call his attorney. Alexander is no teetotaler. But the party that night was low-keyed, and Alexander and his friends insist that he left sober. McCabe is representing him in a $35,000 federal lawsuit against the arresting officers, the chief of police, and the city commissioners. Judge Wayne Justice is scheduled to hear the suit in Tyler. When McCabe first came to town, she was suspected of being in the employ of the NAACP. Now there are two more theories on why McCabe is challenging the Nacogdoches legal establishment. A local reporter, Joe McCully of the East Texas Pioneer, speculated that “some northern group like the ACLU” sent McCabe to Nacogdoches to stir up trouble. Sheriff Lightfoot, on the other hand, is convinced that the attorney is politicking. “I know how it feels to have political ambitions,” he said. “I’ve had a few myself.” Many in Nacogdoches’ old guard will probably never understand what motivates the woman they call “that little lady from Boston” to spend her time suing cops. 12 The Texas Observer
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