By Kathryn Tucker Windham
Remembering the edge of male discrimination she many times continued in the course of her profession as a newspaper-woman, the writer wistfully recollects the harm of being neglected, snubbed, and ribbed by means of her male colleagues
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Key dimensions of Thomas Mann's writing and lifestyles are explored during this number of in particular commissioned essays. as well as introductory chapters on all of the major works of fiction and the essays and diaries, there are 4 chapters analyzing Mann's oeuvre relating to significant issues. a last bankruptcy appears on the pitfalls of translating Mann into English.
Remembering the edge of male discrimination she again and again continued in the course of her occupation as a newspaper-woman, the writer wistfully remembers the harm of being neglected, snubbed, and ribbed through her male colleagues
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It smacked against the rear wall of the courtroom. "Just wanted to be sure I hadn't forgotten how," he said. One morning Judge Scott had before him a defendant who was charged with having escaped from police custody. "I understand you were a trusty, a floor boy, here in the police department and that you walked off. " "Yessir, your honor," responded the defendant. "Somebody come by and give me a secret sign that meant it would be good for me if I left. " Page 26 "Well," said the judge, "I'm going to give you a sign.
We'll go to hell and put on a very good show for you. " We'll go to hell and tell the Devil a thing or two. There'll be plenty of devilettes there who will dance and will sing for you. " The marching men seemed to like the song. In addition to Commissioner Screws and General Stratemeyer, I had another enemy, a man whose name I never knew. He came up the steps and into the newsroom one morning, strode over to my desk and spat out, "So you're Kathryn Tucker! " I was surprised by his attack, but when he then insinuated that I had been "paid off" to write the offensive (to him) article, I was furious.
The first twenty-five dollars I earned (it took 250 inches of copy to earn twenty-five dollars), I used to buy Ball's History of Clarke County. Two elderly sisters in Grove Hill sold me their copy of the book, took it out of the old round-top trunk where it had lain for goodness knows how many years. "I always meant to read it, but I just never did. Papa read it and told me about some of the things in it. I don't believe Papa admired Reverend Ball," one of the sisters told me. The other sister was counting the twenty-five one-dollar bills I had handed her.