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Have a yen for our Teriyaki Beef and Shrimp? Most people who’ve tried the Wharf’s Teriyaki Beef and Shrimp develop a fancy for it. A kind of … craving. It starts with a marinade of sweet vinegar and oil. We add just the right amount of seasoning. Broil it. Then baste it lightly with our special teriyaki sauce. Delicious. If you can’t choose between beef and shrimp, have both. It’s just one of the sensational combos on the menu. And every entree includes a visit to our generous You’ll love it all. Come in and enjoy the fine food and service you’ve hungered for. pelican’s Wharf AUSTIN COLLEGE STATION SAN ANTONIO TEMPLE CORPUS CHRISTI VICTORIA PORT ARANSAS BROWNSVILLE HARLINGEN McALLEN TUCSON 16 DECEMBER 1, 1978 Sugarland, A Tale of Texas Prisons As for the prison system itself, its purpose is to make money. Who in the Texas Establishment reaps the benefits of the enormous profits? Daryl doesn’t know, but the costs of labor and the prices of food are easy to compute. And therein lies the power of Sugarland and perhaps also something about little presses and the traditional novel. Foreman is not writing about a holocaust beyond the imagination. He is telling a story about this time and this place, and he tells it fair: Daryl is released, given another chance and some hope, and his two best friends escape, successfully. The end, like the beginning, makes us think of ourselves, at least of neighbors or friends. But in between is our own present horror, a shocking story that needed to be told, a regional and contemporaneous story which is also timeless and universal. f ax Westbrook The Texas Observer $7.50 from: THORP SPRINGS PRESS 3414 Robinson Avenue Austin, Texas 78722 the legendary RAW DEAL Steaks, Chops, Chicken Mon.-Fri. 11:30-2:30, Sat. 4:30-12:00 605 Sabine No Reservations Austin’s Authentic Arredondo Mexican Recipes JORGE’S 2204 Hancock, 454-1980 CASITA JORGE’S 2538 Elmont, 442-9091 JorgeChief Cook & Pearl Diver Bob and Sara Roebuck Anchor National Financial Services 1524 E. Anderson Lane, Austin bonds stocks insurance mutual funds optional retirement program What now? Starting with a bodacious lead against Clements \(something like 68 percent to just when he was getting up a full head of steam. Hill did not read Clements right chose to glide down to victory on his apparently insurmountable lead, basically trying to keep Democrats interested in the campaign, but taking care not to say anything that might upset anyone. Sure enough, no one was upset; neither was anyone inspired. As a result, highly motivated Clements voters swept past yawning Democrats at the last moment, pushing their man across by a bare 20,000 votes. No one feels worse about it than John Hill, who, I still maintain, would have been a more outspokenly progressive governor than he was a candidate. To his credit, Hill absorbed the defeat about as graciously as these things are done \(compare his reaction to the peevish A sad tale of turnout In the end, Hill’s was not a botched-up campaign at all; it was a carefully calculated loss. His deliberate, don’t-rockthe-boat, we’ll-win-if-we-just-hold-on general election campaign is the same formula that has won for Democratic nominees before. Indeed, his 1.16 million tally was 140,000 or so votes better than Briscoe garnered in ’74, the last comparable year, and Hill managed that even with Briscoe’s family and his more reactionary supporters abandoning the Democratic ship this year. And those who are quick to blame Hill’s demise on Mexican-American and black turnout had better wait until the data are in preliminary figures suggest that those boxes produced about the same or a little better turnout \(around 30 percent of regBriscoe in ’74. But 1974 and Dolph Briscoe are pathetic standards for a Texas gubernatorial candidate to judge himself by. Furthermore, it is now a losing standard, since the GOP nominee this time got some 700,000 votes more than his ’74 counterpart, and Democrats had better get used to Republicans’ receiving this higher-level vote from now on. Democrats had also better learn what it takes to get their own people outa 30 percent response to a Democrat by MexicanAmericans is terrible, all the more so for a progressive. In fact, the total 1978 turnout in Texas is an embarrassmentMichigan, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois each produced bigger votes than the Lone Star state, even though they have fewer people. In each case, however, these five states had candidates really going at each other. To go way back, John Kennedy got more Texas votes than Hill 18 years