MINEOLA, L.I. -- To William Ballantyne, 22 years old, belongs the distinction of being the first aerial stowaway to cross the Atlantic.
Ballantyne was originally a member of the R-34's crew. Just before leaving East Fortune, Scotland, he was informed that there was no room for him because of the addition of other passengers.
He hid himself aboard.
Six hours out he revealed himself to Maj. Scott, the commander. Scott said today that Ballantyne will be "court-martialed," but intimated his "sentence will be light."
The stowaway, however, will not be permitted to return with the R-34.
Wopsie, a little striped cat, made the voyage as the R-34's mascot.