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October 1932

Issue No. Ten

“Does the Courtroom Drama Travel Outside the Courtroom?”

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INSIDE Tastes of the Town, Latest Gossip, Best Tips & Tricks for Cooking, Gardening, and Halloween Deco.

Attorney Atticus Finch defends Negro, Tom Robinson, in court against Mr. Ewell. Learn more about the trial on page 3...

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“Does the Courtroom Drama Travel Outside the Courtroom?” AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE JUDGE ISN’T LOOKING The biggest issue of the Maycomb lately has been the rape case between Mr. Tom Robinson and Mr. Bob Ewell and his daughter, Ms. Mayella Ewell. While getting all sorts of attention, this intense dispute was first informed on October 2nd by Mr. Bob Ewell and has been going on until today October 8th as all three people’s testimonies differ in the aspects of crucial details. However, another recent suspicion has been rising out of the towns’ people that Mr.Cunningham and a few

other men were planning to carry out a “lynch” on currently jailed Mr. Tom Robinson on the night of October 5th. Apparently, Mr. Atticus Finch, the defendant of Mr. Tom Robinson had predicted this and succeeded in protecting him. What’s more surprising is that the daughter of Mr. Atticus Finch, Ms. Jean Louise Finch was actually the one who stopped Mr.Cunningham from lynching. But the point is that this crime arouses us to ponder upon the fact that Mr. Tom Robinson is a black,

and the reasons for the possible lynch by Mr.Cunningham are related to racial issues and that Mr. Tom Robinson is endangered not only in the courtroom, but also from the outside public, not matter what reasons. So, think about it, is it fair that these incidents should happen while all these court dramas going on, to Mr. Tom Robinson. is it justifiable that the courtroom drama is flowing outwards, leaving negative impacts?

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MAYCOMB TIMES - GOSSIP!

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Latest Gossip - Don’t Miss Out! BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK TO KNOW

REST IN PEACE, MRS.DUBOSE. On the 29th of October, one of Maycomb’s oldest citizens, Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose, had a sudden death due to overdose of morphine, painkillers. A citizen who chooses to be anonymous commented, “We all saw this coming. She was very old... and sick.” It has been said that she would give fits everyday, causing people trouble, as sourced from Jeremy and Scout Finch. They also added how they were forced to go read to her everyday for two months. “She’d always insult me and my sister! We were sick and tired of

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it,” stated Jeremy Finch. Nonetheless, Mrs.Dubose had been a very respected lady; Mr.Atticus Finch still admires her greatly, as she left the world with nobody’s support at all. He remarked, “ It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs.Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her.” DISGRACE: WHITE KIDS SEEN AT AFRICAN M.E CHURCH Recently, Atticus’s children, Jeremy and Scout Finch were seen

entering the church for Negros, along with Calpurnia. The townspeople believe this is a disgrace and the children should never enter in there again. “It’s absolutely horrific in there; a paintpeeled frame building, a steeple and a bell, and they don’t even hymn-books to read from!” states the town’s mayor. Atticus Finch, however, seems to be completely fine with it, as he says, “It’s the same god, it doesn’t matter to me who’s church it is, as long as it’s a church.” Sources had asked Jeremy and Scout Finch, as they explained it was an amazing experience, and how Negros were welcoming to them. The mayor

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MAYCOMB TIMES - GOSSIP! has no response to this, and prohibits fair-skinned citizens from setting foot in the church. TOM ROBINSON IN TROUBLE AGAIN Tom Robinson, a Negro who works for Mr. Link Deas Fields, was accused of raping Ms.Mayella Ewell on the evening of 21st November. There was a witness included, Mr.Bob Ewell, Mayella’s father. It has been said that Tom had been helping out Mayella with minor technical issues with her house, whenever she’d call him. The town members are absolutely in awe with the fact that a Negro would do such a thing. Ms. Mayella is devastated, as she has been taken advantage of. Rumors have it that she hasn’t stopped crying ever since. The trial had been recently held at the Maycomb courthouse, among Judge Taylor, Atticus Finch, Mr.Gilmer, Heck Tate, Bob Ewell, Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson. It was quite an intense event with heated arguments taking place. There seemed to have been three different versions of the story, yet

they had some similar evidence. The results have not been announced, yet suspense is building up. There has never been such a dramatic occurrence, and this may just make history in Maycomb. CRAZY DOG STRIKES, BEWARE There had been complaints of a “crazy” dog wondering around the streets, as seen by Jeremy and Scout Finch earlier this month. Calpurnia, the Finches’ cook, had informed Miss Eula May earlier, to notify other neighbors. “The dog had gone wild! It had been walking awkwardly, with his right legs shorter than the left ones,” described Scout. Mr.Heck Tate had arrived with Atticus Finch after a while, prepared to shoot it with a rifle. Surprisingly, Mr.Finch was the one who took it-it had been 30 years since he had touched a gun. He had successfully taken the shot, as it hit the dog’s leg. “I was in awe. I never knew my daddy could shoot. He has got to teach me now!” confessed Jeremy Finch. His old nickname, “ One-

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Shot Finch” has officially returned again. BOO RADLEY SPOTTED On the night of the great fire at Miss Maudie’s house, Jeremy and Scout Finch were told to stand outside the Radley household to keep away from the heat. It was quite a pandemonium; firetrucks hustling, townspeople crowding around, and loads of shrieking. During this time, Boo Radley had put a blanket around Scout Finch. “He sneaked out of the house, turn ‘round, sneaked up, and went like this! If you would’ve turned around, you would’ve seen him,” Jeremy explained to Scout. A few days earlier, Jeremy explained they (Jeremy, Scout, and Dill) went to pay a visit to Boo Radley. All three of spotted a shadow creeping up towards them, as they ran home immediately. Boo Radley is beginning to expose himself, very unusual.

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MAYCOMB TIMES - STYLE !

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LATEST FASH.

The 45 degree angle is very a stylish cut for the back or front your dresses - don’t ever be seen with a straight cut. It is called the “Cross Cut Bias Method.” Mens fashion today is highly influenced by famous movie stars like Clark Gable and Prince Edward VIII.

Maecenas pulvinar sagittis enim.

Kids fashion nowadays very casual. Just a shirt with overalls will do. Or, if you’re Charles Baker Harris, otherwise known as Dill, your shorts are buttoned to your shirt for your daily attire.

At this time the country is in a tough economic state a.k.a. The Great Depression. Women wear long skirts or dresses to show fear or general gloom.

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Recipe of the Month

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Grow your own Camellias

Submitted by Calpurnia

Crackling Bread Place 2 tablespoons of pork fat or bacon grease in a 9-inch cast iron skillet, place in oven, and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add corn kernels and milk, eggs, buttermilk, and cracklings and stir until well blended.

1 c. cracklings 1 1/2 c. cornmeal 4 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. soda 1 beaten egg 1 1/2 c. thick buttermilk 1 tbsp. bacon fat

Pour in hot skillet (preheated for 12 to 15 minutes) and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve warm with fresh butter.

Step One: Dig a hole twice as wide as the Camellias container and one-and-half times as deep in a partially shaded location with no western sunlight.                                                             Step 2: Mound an equal blend of soil and organic matter, like compost or pine bark, in the bottom of the hole to raise the top of the root ball about 1 inch above ground level. Step 3: Remove the camellia shrub from the container and place it in the center of the hole.

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Step 4: Backfill the hole half way with the soil removed the hole. Water to settle the soil and then finish backfilling the hole. Water again, adding more soil if needed to level out the surface surrounding the root ball. Step 5: Apply 2 to 4 inches of mulch, like pine chips or leaf mold, around the camellia and reaching out to cover the width of the hole. Keep the mulch about 2 inches from the trunk of the camellia.

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Step 6: Water every seven to 10 days, spring to fall, if there is no rainfall. Rainfall alone should be sufficient water for the camellia once it is established

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New on the Dining Table: “Soaking in Syrup” Coca Cola - The Latest and Tastiest Drink in All of Alabama Syrup Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup butter 1 2 tablespoons corn syrup 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Make Sure Your Kiddos Don’t Have Too Much Coca Cola! [They could be sneaking a few sips through a paper brown bag...]

Directions In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, buttermilk, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda. Bring to a boil, and cook for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla. Perfect for Those Rainy, Gloomy Days and Chearing Up Your Little Ones!

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MAYCOMB TIMES - FUN!

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Embarrassing Moments One late summer night, the town gathered around the Radley’s front gate in a buzz of activity and whispers. Mr. Nathan Radley stood before them, shotgun broken across his arm. Rumor had it that a Negroe had been sneaking around his collard patch and Radley had shot in the air to scare him off. He swore that if he ever saw an intruder on his property again, he wouldn’t be so kind to shoot high. In the midst of the commotion, Jem Finch and his posse arrived... Jem unaware he was standing in the bright moonlight pant-less and flaunting his boxers!

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No Big Deal, I’ve Had Worse. Sucks To Be You! Ouch, That’s Really Rough

Halloween Is Just Around The Corner Decorations for Your Home and Costumes for Your Kids! Transform Your Home Into the Neighborhood Haunted House - Radley Style. How To: First, buy fake spider webs at the local supermarket. Stretch them across your porch and front gate. (Most fake webs are accompanied by fake spiders as well. Stick the spiders in the webs for that extra edge!) Move around some of your big furniture so that it casts shadows across your lawn and porch. Drizzle red paint on the grass for a gory effect. The only light coming from your house should be a flickering candle. Trick-or-Treaters are sure to get the chills as they approach your house!

Dress Your Kids Like Boo! • Old, raggedy clothes • Draw a scar across the face • Borrow grandpa’s yellow dentures • Pour some Sprite on chin for the “drooling look”

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