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CONSIDER BRUCE ISMAY!
IWILL HE RUN AWAY? ,
Consider Bruce Ismay, ship
owner, multi-millionaire, and
On that awful moment when it
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Joseph, Bruce Ismay.
was known that the great Titan
ic, man's proudesl triumph of
shipbuilding-, was doomed to go
to the bottom, the MEN aboard
her stood aside to give .the wom
en first chance of life.
The MEN stood asidej But
Bruce Ismay did not. He was
one of the first in the ,boats
among the women and the chil-
dren, the helpless ones whose '
right to life lies in their helpless
And he was part owner of this
ship that was to carry 1,500 liv-:
ing souls to death in the icy wa
ters pf the Great Banks. He was
responsible for the building of the
Titanic. He was responsible for
the rate at which the Titanic was
being forged ahead through the'
dangerous, ice-strewn seas.
The captain of the ship went
down with his vessel, according
to the inexorable law of the sea.
But Bruce Ismay, the owner,
who was over the captain, was
among the first in the 'boats.
The White Star officials have
tried to explain this, and have
made a pitiful mess of doing so.
They say Ismay had to go so
there would be someone in au
thority over the boats.
How could Ismay take charge
of the boats? What did Ismay
know of the angry sea, of the
proper precautions, of naviga
tion, that would make him more
than a burden in the boats?
There wefe officers of the Ti
tanic, men who knew what was
needed, to take charge of the life
And now, Ismay the coward
is going to run away. It is re
ported that he has sent a wireless
from the Carpathia to the Cedric
of the White Star line. The Ced
ric soon is to start for, England. '
Ismay's wireless orders the
captajp pf the Cedric to wait in
lower New York bay until he, Is
may, shall havdbeen transferred .
from the Carpaihia to the Cedric
and be able to go direct to Eng
land. His excusej it is understood, is '