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WHAT THE SENATE COM1PTTEE.JNVESTIGATING THE
TITANIC DISASTER WANTS TO KNOW
If it be true the Titanic was makirig 23 knots an tiour when it
Struck the iceberg , f
Jt so, whether or not the Titanic had received a warning that
there were icebergs in its course several hours before the disaster.
If the Titanic had been warned and was forging ahead at 23
knots, who gave the order that this speed should be Vept up when,
under the circumstances, onl chance alone could saveit from such,
a fate as .overtook it.
Why'there were so few lifeboats aboard the "largest ship
afloat V ', " ,
What was wrojig with such lifeboats as there wereto make
-'the White Star bide them after they werebroiight to ?w York by
How it came that lifeboats were launched without being filled
with passengers. y ,
If any of the crew were arunk at' the time of, or-after, the col
lision. , '
.'If so, how did such of the crew as were drunk, gtt liquor
' If it be true that at the time of the disaster, Captain 'Smith was
dining with J. Bruce Ismay and other millionaires.
If so.was Captain Sfiuth doing saof his own volition or under
prders from Ismay ' - v
Hqw it came thatjl Bruce Ismay, owner,"managed'fo gt into
the fourth boat launched, when thjere still were woflTen to he saved.
How (it came tliat other men who tried to gel into boats at the
same timettefe driven out at the points of revolvers, while Ismay
wasNpermitte,d tp'jstay andselect his own crew to man the boat.
- Who gavorders that this should be permitted.
- How J. Bruce Ismay- managed to get a stateroom to himself
aboard the Carpathia, when women survivors had to sleep in pas
sageways. v Why J. -Bruce Ismay put a sign on that stateroom reading
"Don't knock." - l
Why the Carpathia,refusetl to answer wireless messages at the
request of the president of the United States.
Who gave, the orders that such messages should not be an
swered u J:
If it be'true that the- Marconi agency at New York sent orders
tb the wjrefess operator, aboard the Carpathia not to send any de-
tails, but to hold the hews nMiis. possession, for "a s;ory worth dol
lars in four figures." .