Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 26, Number 1, Spring 2014 Page: 37
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a piece sympathetic to the Newtons, picturing
65-year-old Cosette standing before a Cyclone
fence and concertina wire, an odd canopy over the
driveway. "I came here as a bride," Faust-Newton
is quoted, "and here is where my husband and I
want to die."62 In another story, Cosette claimed
she had been "beaten unconscious" by thugs. She
had not called the police, she said, because they
had long since stopped responding to calls at her
Life magazine ran a chilling photo spread
detailing the Newtons' code compliance woes,
complete with aerial photography. Alongside
glamorous photos of the Miramar's long-ago
launch, Cosette, the "doughty skipper and po-
etess," was shown on the upper deck, above the
stagnant water of the still-derelict pool with no
mention of the toddler who had drowned there.
There was, however, a photo of her dead puppy
poisoned with strychnine, and a close-up of her
homemade security fence with shards of broken
glass embedded upright in Portland cement. A
pleased-looking Cosette mugged for cameras be-
hind the penitentiary-grade steel bars.64 On Sep-
tember 14, 1953, she appeared on the Art Linklet-
ter television show on CBS, and she cannily seized
the national platform in an impassioned speech:
"What has happened to our home might happen
to yours... So I am fighting for your home, for the
American home you cherish, struggle for, love."65
Meanwhile, at Highland Park town hall, they were
cautiously taking notes on her Linkletter perfor-
mance, sending staff with cameras to document
her continued outrageous code violations, follow-
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