The News often printed lurid crime stories on the same page as the Fountain Square Conversations. For instance, on April 27, 1914, the column was flanked by a story of one such feud: "Lawrence County Scene of Tragedy: Avery Ridgway Shoots and Dangerously Wounds Tom Jones at Appleton" (7). Miles' dismissive reference to such sensational material may reflect her dissatisfaction with the company which her column was forced to keep.