Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1929 · Page 25
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ffp^ » .ALTOONA MTRfrOft-TUESDAVj NOVEMBER 12, 1929 GIRL LEAPS PROM "PLANE IN SUICIDE Ruth Rockwell Pays $5 for Ride and Asks Aviator to Climb to 2,000 Feet Before Taking Plunge. , (By United Press.) jTBW YORK Nov. 12.—An 18-year- ji" girl, -who was willing to pay $6 for the privilege of dying, hopes to come back to earth at 9 o'clock some evening. Ruth Rockwell, an attractive brunette, rented a-plane at Curtlsa field late yesterday, forced the pilot to nose his craft up to 2,000 feet and then threw open the door and swung Into space. Her body landed on a tree, spun through the branches, crashed *nto a telephone wire and fell at the »Jge of Remsen street, Valley Stream, L. I. : . Early today the United Press learned from Miss Rockwell's parents in Philadelphia that the girl's eyesight was falling ahd that she had been melancholy for some time. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs 1 . D. W. Rockwell and .. graduate of the South Philadelphia High schooli But in the three luci'd, literate notes that the girl left In a black handbag that wa-i found in the plane there was no mention of eye trouble. Rather, she speculated on death and wondered what sensations her brain would record In the last, rushing minutes as her body hurtled toward earth. "If I flmi any sort of life or corresponding time 1 after death,' I will try to communicate with my immediate ippJly at' 9 6'clock some evening," one ijfote said. / The note continued on a cold analysis of her life and the mistakes she made therein. ' "During my lifetime I think my one fault. Was decepti»n," it read. "I have lied repeatedly about small things, but unfortunately I • forget what these small things were." Edward Booth, the pilot, who had been assigned to take Miss Rockwell on a $5' ride, noticed his passenger made several rather curious inquiries before they left the ground. She wanted to know whether the plane's doors opened outward; whether she could go very high on a $5 ride. . He attributed the inquiries to nervousness, but when they reached an altitude of 1,500 feet, Boo'.h turned to look at his passenger. The pilot, said she was sitting with eyes closed and fingers clenched. She shouted ,to Inquire the altitude and when informed they had reached 1,500 feet, demanded that they go even higher. At 2,000 feet Booth felt '.he plane bucking in the wind, and turned to find the door open. Below Miss Rockwell; was spinning toward earth. Booth landed immediately land reported to hla superiors at Curtiss field. The handbag was unpacked and the girl's identity established. Another of the three notes said: "Most people end their lives because something sad has happened to them. I end niin-j because it seems not only futile but wrong W go on (Sxlstlhg. 1 blame no one and feel that 1 have no enemies. I will probably be considered insane as anyone taking hla life is supposed to be slightly insane. "I would like to, send by regards to Miss Sheeru in Drew, seminary at Cornell, N. Y (Miss Rockwell evidently referred tr the seminary at Carmel, N. Y. of which she was a graduate). My check for $76 in the suitcase In the closet at home may help to pay my burial expenses. I am very happy now. "I am wondering If the newspapers will decide to devote any space to me. I am wondering If I will find time to think of the past as I whirl through space, as it is said that a drowning man does when struggling with water. 1 am wc-ndfirtrig if 1 will find anything in death. If so, what? "Everything has always been discord when 1 long so for harmony. Maybe yet X will find It, maybe sweet music." The thlri- note said: "Communicate by 'phorij with Mrs. Rockwell, West Home bureau, Tuckahoc, N. Y. Ask for a Mr. Hornsby for my money." The "Mrs. Rockwell" is is the girl's sister-in-law with whom Miss Rockwell has been living. Mrs. Rockwell said the girl left early yesterday, saying she was going shopping In New York, Will Claim Body. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12.—Mrs. Dean W. Rockwell planned to leave for New York today to claim the body of her daughter, Ruth, who committed suicide by leaping from a plane yesterday. Mrs. Rockwell said her daughter had been melancholy for some time because of failing eyesight. The girl attended Drew seminary at Carmel, N. Y., after being graduated from the South Philadelphia High school. SAVED BY HOT WATEK, GLOUCESTER, Eng., Nov. 12.— After Charles Davis, aged 85, collapsed in the street and a doctor found that his heart had stopped beating, a hot water bottle was placed on his chest and he recovered. KCANICH suggest QUAtlTY MILK. Health and el'dnliness are Important factors in the production of high quality milk. 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