Maycomb Extra

Maycomb County, Alabama

Tom Robinson convicted of rape

Tom Robinson was convicted of rape yesterday. We can finally rest now as the savage that is Tom Robinson has been convicted and faces execution. We only hope that the town can move on and the victims can heal.


Robinson was accused of rape by Mayella Ewell, the victim of the incident. The following trail convicted him of the crime. The incident took place on the 21st of November, last year. The incident took place at the Ewell residence.


"I got somethin' to say an' then I ain't gonna say no more. That nigger yonder took advantage of me an' if you fine fancy gentlemen don't wanta do nothin' about it then you're all yellow stinkin' cowards, stinkin' cowards, the lot of you. Your fancy airs don't come to nothin'—your ma'amin' and Miss Mayellerin' don't come to nothin', Mr. Finch” said Ewell when she took the stand. Among the witnesses were Robinson, Ewell, Heck Tate the sheriff, and Mayella’s father, Bob Ewell.


“She scared me so bad I hopped down an' turned the chair over. That was the only thing, only furniture 'sturbed in the room, Mr. Finch, I swear, when I left it... Mr. Finch, I got down off the chair, and I turned around an' she sorta jumped on me. She hugged me aroun' the waist. She reached up an' kissed me on the face. She said she'd never kissed a grown man before an' she might as well kiss me. She says for me to kiss her back.” says Tom Robinson when he took the stand. He maintains that he is innocent. That Ewell had advanced on him and he did no wrong.


But the jury found Robinson guilty as charged. He is now being transported to Enfield Prison Farm in Chester County. He is waiting for an appeal in a higher court.

Miss Maudies house burns down

Miss Maudie Atkinson's house was destroyed in a furious fire on December 11th. School was cancelled for the day and all the kids spent their day playing outside building snowmen and playing in forts they made. It was the first time it had snowed in years.


Miss Maudie had left her stove on in the kitchen over night to keep her house warm, and keep her flowers from dying. It wasn't the best idea she ever had, because it turns out the stove caught her house on fire in the middle of the night. The fire lit up the whole neighborhood and woke everyone up.



Miss Maudie Atkinson a resident of Maycomb says, “I am very scared and I don’t know where I am going to stay. I don’t even have anything to eat.”


When we showed up to the seen of the fire there were many people trying to save Miss Maudie’s furniture.



Miss Maudie says, “I am very thankful for all the help and support people have given me tonight and all we can do is pray that everything turns out good for me.”

Bob Ewell attacks the Finch children

The amazing bravery of Arthur Radley Maycomb, Alabama save two children’s lives. On Friday night Jem Finch and Scout finch were on their way home from a pageant when Bob Ewell ambushed the children.



Bob stabbed Jem Finch and broke Jems arm Bob also attempted to stab scout but her costume saved her. They tried their hardest to fight Bob off but they were just too young and weak.



We interviewed Jem finch a resident of Maycomb, Alabama and son of Atticus finch shortly after the incident and he said, “I am just thankful to be alive and thankful for Arthur Radley saving my life.”



We also interviewed Scout Finch a resident of Maycomb, Alabama and a daughter of Atticus Finch she says, “Jem told me that he heard somebody following us but I didn’t believe him until I heard it myself. The next thing I know we were getting attacked and I was scared for my life.”



Right after Arthur Radley save the children Bob Ewell tried to run away but tripped and fell on his own knife which stabbed him and killed him.


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Bonnie and Clyde ambushed by lawmen

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot and killed by a posse of lawmen in Louisiana on May 23, 1934. Bonnie and Clyde began their crime spree after Clyde's parole for burglary around 1932. In their two year reign of terror, they committed 13 murders several robberies and burglaries, and many kidnappings. The man hunt that ensued after is the largest in the US. The Bureau of Investigation started the hunt on the 20th of May, 1933 with a warrant for Parker and Barrow’s arrest. They were charged with the interstate transportation of an automobile stolen in Illinois.


Although officially pursued for the charges, they were suspected of other crimes. Among others, Parker and Barrow enlisted the aid of Barrow’s brother Ivan M. “Buck” Barrow, his wife Blanche and William Daniel Jones. In Iowa on the 29th of July, 1933, Buck Barrow was fatally wounded and Blanche was captured. Jones was frequently mistaken for the criminal “Pretty Boy” Floyd and was captured November of 1933 in Houston, Texas.


The duo went on to have a trap set for them by the Dallas, Texas sheriff and his deputies. They escaped and continued to liberate five prisoners from Eastham State Prison at Waldo, Texas. Two guards were killed in the process. From there they went on in numerous altercations with police and civilians. They coordinated a party at Black Lake, Louisiana, and at dawn, a posse of police officers from Louisiana and Texas opened fire on Parker and Barrow, alone, as then tried to flee in an automobile.


Sources:

Federal Bureau of Investigation. "Bonnie and Clyde." FBI. FBI, 2010. Web. 12 May 2016.

Mrs. Dubose dies from morphine withdrawals

Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose died on the 11th of August this year. She went peacefully in her bed. She was battling against her earthly fixations. She loved being read to by local boy, Jeremy Finch. She was said to be a blunt, straight forward person. She lives on in the memories of local neighbors and her maid Jessie.
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letters to the editor

Thanks for all the help

Dear Editor: Miss Maudie


I am sure that everyone knows by now my house has burnt down. It was a very devastating accident but I am lucky that no one was hurt. It was a total accident while I was cooking I left the stove on and it caught on fire and engulfed the house in flames. I want to thank everyone for all of their help and support they have given from a place to stay to giving me food. My husband built that house with his bare hands and it was very special to me and the only part of him that I had left to enjoy. I am not expecting a lot of help but I would like if I can get some strong and hard working men to help me rebuild my house the way my husband did. If anyone would be able to donate me some money food or even building materials it would be greatly appreciated.


Rapid dog

Dear Editor: Mr. Underwood


I would like to thank Atticus Finch for his amazing act that brought Tim Johnson out of his misery. It was truly amazing to do what you did Atticus. I am very relieved and thankful, and I am sure all of Maycomb is as well. I know some may be sad, but is what was best for the dog. If Atticus didn’t shoot the dog, he would’ve had to suffer through extreme dehydration and eventually die. If anyone hadn’t heard yet Tim Johnson had Rabies and he was in much pain. I would like to encourage everyone to personally go up to Atticus Finch and thank him for what he did. We need more brave and honest people in Maycomb like Atticus Finch. I would like to personally encourage anyone and everyone to voice their opinion on this. If you are a parent reading this, I encourage your kids to be respectful like Atticus instead of a bunch of damn weasels.


mrs. dubose's car for sale

1925 Hudson Super Six Series O 7 Pass Sedan

In great condition. It hasn't been used . Previously belonged to

Mrs. Henry Dubose. Asking for $300.00 OBO

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