From Virginia Ferry
Bombers for R. A. F.
Miltons From Hopewell
And Brandon Gave
Up Pulpits for Duty
By TOM CRAGG,
Persian Correspondent of The Star *rd
North American Newspaper Alliance.)
AT A NORTHERN IRELAND
PORT, May 8.—This reporter has
just met two American “sky pilots,”
brothers, who have temporarily re
signed from their church appoint- :
ments in neighboring parishes in the
United States to be ferry pilots to
help the Royal Air Force.
They are the Rev. William Byrdlee i
Milton, 34. and the Rev. Marshall 1
» McCormick Milton, 29. William, who
was ordained nine years ago, was
formerly rector of St. John's Episco
pal Church, Hopewell, Va., and his
brother, rector of the adjacent
parish of Brandon, near Hopewell,
was ordained four years ago.
The American Episcopal Church
Is in full communion with the
Church of England and that ex
plains why William, who was per
sonally licensed by the Archbishop ;
Of Canterbury, was able to assist in >
the Bristol diocese during a short!
stay in England after accepting the '<
Canadian government’s invitation
to join the A. T. A. (Air Transport
Auxiliary). He has preached In
Bristol Cathedral, too. He and his i
brother have come over to fly i
fighters and bombers from aircraft
production factories to places where '
the R. A. F. needs them for war
Began Flying as Hobby.
The brothers had been flying as a
hobby for two years in the United
States before joining the A. T. A.. I
in which their rank is that of first
officer. Each is married, with one
“The only thing 1 object to is j
helping men to kill each other and j
from the pulpit I couldn’t do it,’’
he told me, "but as an individual
and as a member of society I felt
that whether I believed in war or
not I was just part of it. There- '
fore, as I knew how to fly and my j
brother felt more or less the same
way, we thought that we might be
of more service perhaps in the A. T.
A. than by staying at home.
"We are graduates of the Virginia
Military Institute of which Gen.
Marshall, the United States Army
Chief of Staff, and Gen. Brett, as
sistant to Gen. MacArthur, were
graduates. It is known as the West
Point cf the South. We did not feel
we could be of much service if we
Manpower Not Fully Vised.
William thinks a lot of manpower
it being wasted in Britain, for when
I asked how he found our people,
he said, "I find them pretty much
the same as people are in America.
I think It is going to take every
ounce of effort of every man, woman
and child to win ’his war. We are
wasting a lot rf manpower over
here. We are not going to win the
war until every one gets lit It.
"I have been all over the country,’’!
he continued, ’’and there Is so much
more that we can do. I say that for
America as well as England. We
hive got to do it. I don’t think
people in England or America have
fully realized that everything that
America stands for ana everything
she hopes to be is built upon the
Anglo-Saxon heritage upon which
America was built. I think Anglo
American friendship has got to be
built in this way. It has got to be a
levelling of class consciousness. We
have talked about democracy for a
long time in both countries but I
think that this war is the last chance 1
we have to bring it about and the
best one. We have got to have a
democracy which we never had—
“There has got to be more co
operation and less competition to
make co-operation hold in the eco
nomic world. Before this war there
was mere competition. Russia has
taught us a lot. I wouldn't want
to be a Communist, but I think that
that probably throws a little light on
what we can do to improve on their
Hudson River Tube Train
Derailed, Ties Up Traffic
Br tbt Associated Press
JERSEY CITY. N. J., May l.-A
Hudson & Manhattan Railroad train
was derailed today during the morn
ing rush, halting all movement in
the Hudson River tube between New ,
Jersey and uptown New York.
The New York-bound train car
ried only a few passengers, the rail
road said They were rushed td Ex
change Place and rerouted to down
town New York. No one was In
The railroad said cause of the ac
cident was not determined.
Thousands of workers in war!
Industries in Northern New Jersey •
and New York were delayed by the
A Newark-New York bound train
was derailed at a Jersey City sta
tion April 26 and five persons were
killed and more than 200 Injured.
Today's accident occurred at 6:51
am., and railroad officials said they
expected to restore normal traffic
in a few hours.
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Parts of House Torn Down
In Search for Wailing Cat
S' th« Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 8.—They
were tearing down Otto E. Tamm’*
house bit by bit with his consent
today to find the cat that’s been
walling for 10 days, but Mr. Tamm
vowed he’d soon call a halt while
there still was a roof over his head.
A week ago Wednesday at 2 a m
Mr. Tamm was sound asleep in his
bungalow in a quiet neighborhood
where he's lived lor 30 years. Sud- 1
| denly came a hideous cry like some
thing out of an Edgar Allan Poe tale.
Mr. Tamm awoke and he’s had little
The house was haunted by a cat.
he decided, and he was convinced
it was a yellow tabby a neighbor
Mr. Tamm figured It had fallen
down a chimney and must be in the |
furnace. So he hired a furnace
In six days the workmen dis
mantled the furnace and reassem
bled It. He got 450 off Mr. Tamm,
but Mr. Tamm got no cat.
Next a carpenter listened for
meows and bored holes all over the
outside of the house. Lots of holes,
but still no cat.
Other investigators came in,
George E. Popp, city building com- j
missioner; a cab driver claiming he i
had a “microphone ear,” Mr. i
Tamm's pet poodle and two other
Mr. Tsmm and Mr. Popp agreed
the cat must be In a fireplace flue.
They lowered a piece or meat down
the chimney, but no cat nibbled. So
they began tearing out the fireplace. I
The cabby, certain the cat was in
another wall, began tearing that
A woman put up a $10 reward
tor the finder, but no one claimed
it up to last midnight when the
search was abandoned until sun up.
Said Mr. Tamm:
“I'm not going to tear the house
clear down, or burn it down. I think
I’ve done about all I'm going to do.
I think we mav And the cat today.
I hope so.”
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