MANNERS & MORALS: Flying Window Ledge

MANNERS & MORALS Flying Window Ledge

In recent years, big city exhibitionists, bent on suicide, headlines, or both, have taken to balancing high on window ledges while threatening to jump to the crowd-jammed streets below. It remained for a wealthy young Texas cattle rancher named Ollie William Cox to perform the same tragic stunt in an airplane.

At 23, Amateur Pilot Cox seemed to have almost anything a Texan could want.

He owned the 2,560-acre Double Heart Ranch near Sweetwater, Texas, was his father's partner in the operation of a 22,400-acre spread west of...

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