Palladium-Item from Richmond, Indiana on September 30, 1920 · 11
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Palladium-Item from Richmond, Indiana · 11

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if f TIIE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, RICHMOND. IND THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 1920. ONE YEAR lOOKLEAR'S LIMIT; DAREDEVIL IS KILLED IN STUNT I (Kansas City Star) Th life of the daredevil la not lr. the land. The type, of course. Is always -with us, but the Individual thrills a brief hour and then takes bis way to the undiscovered country. The human fly crawls among us, but eternity eventually rises up and swats him; leapers from Brooklyn bridges leap once too often; those that go down to Niagara in barrels have a way of not returning; the stunting aviator sooner or later Is numbered among those that no longer are with us. The most recent addition to our long screed ot misdirected bravery is that of Ldeut Ormer Locklear, daredevil extraordinary, who was killed when his plane crashed at Lob Angeles a few days ago from a height of 1,000 feet. With him when he went down to his death was his associate in thrills Lieut. Milton Elliott. Both were dead when attendants reached the wreck-age. Killed Doing A Simple Trick. Locklear. In the public eye, was like the Mayfly, he danced a brief hour and was gone; one ephemeral year and his career was closed. He first came to national notice last year at Atlantic City, when he performed the unprecedented thrill of changing from ono plane to another in midair. No one had ever done it before, hence notoriety, half sister to fame, claimed him for her own. It was his peculiar trick, his by right of discovery and conquest; he did it with variations, first leaping from the plane above to the one below and later climbing to the upper plane from the lower by means of a swinging rope ladder. From a thrill that It is only a step tl to the movies, that mecca of wealth pnd publicity, and in Lockl ear's case the termination of all things. For it was In the performance of a stunt for the camera that he met his death. The scenario called for a nose dive a simple flying trick which was to appear to end in disaster. Locklear and his companion bathed In the glare of a battery of searchlights on the ground below for it was night time, , went Into a nose dive, firing off rock-eto as they went. Something went 'wrong and the intended fake became irretrievable disaster. Beqan Career When Boy. Ormtr Locklear seems to have been a daredevil by nature. He began it when he was a mere boy in Fort Wnrth Teir where he was born and grew up. At first with a bicycle and j lr.ter with a motor cycle he did spectacular stunts for bets of prize money. He made a 62-foot leap from a platform with a motor cycle; then he bet he could drive his machine up the side of a 4-story building. He was ridiculed, but he backed up his assertion with real money and the crowd assembled to see him do the impossible. Locklear fixed a pulley rope from the cornice of the building, removed the tires from his motor cycle and arranged the rope so that it circled the rear wheel. Strapped into his machine he made the ascent. A com pression release allowed the machine to descend. The flying game attracted him In 1910. He built a glider and had him self hauled about the country by an automobile. He tried to construct an airplane but failed. After saving up his money, he tried asain and succeeded in building a machine that would fly, and without instruction, be-came an expert flyer. When the United States entered the war, Locklear enlisted in the air service and quickly passed through the schools of instruction in the Texas aviation fields and was made an Instructor in flying at Barron field, whore ho remained throughout the period of the war. Soon tales began to leak out of Locklear's stunts while he was teaching recruits to fly. They began as a result of his discovery of the eteadi ness of an airplane in flight. He Kills Pesky Bed Bixgs P. D. Q. J J st think, a SEc box of i D. Q. 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Norman photographed before leaving the "Celtic.1 Mrs. H. Norman df Washington, D. C, was voted the "prettiest" woman on boat" by the passengers of the ocean liner "Celtic, which reached New York a few days ago. There were many very striking women on the ship and the contest produced considerable rivalry. found he could climb about the plane and do things that fliers maintained could not be done, such as climbing out on the wings, and on top, and riding on the tail. Thought Nothing Was Impossible. With visions of thrills that could be done Locklear left the service at the end of the war and went in for spectacular stunts. He was booked for large fairs and expositions, and proved the most hair raising of thrillers. "I don't do these things because 1 want to run the risk of bing killed," ! Locklear once said. "I do it to dem onstrate what can be done. Somebody has got to show the way. Glen Curtis said that no man could sit on the tail of a ship with nothing to hang on to in a stream cf wind at 90 miles an hour. I showed him that such a thing could be done. I want to do things that people feel can't be done. I don't believe anything is impossible but perpetual motion." Premonition of the End. That Locklear was not wholly callous to the dangers he ran and that the constant risking of his life began to wear upon him toward the last, li Locklear end Lieutenant E'.liott was ' associated in the stunt of transferring from ore plane to another. "For more than a year we were to gether doing Btunts," said Short, after the news of Locklear's death reached him. "During that time Locklear laughed at the Idea of danger, until about a month ago. It was shortly before I left him that he became depressed and told me several times that he would get knocked off this summer. It worried me because It was so unlike Locklear." 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