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500 SO. PEORIA ST h398
Vol. 1, Nq. 177 Chicago, Saturday, April 20, 1912 One Cent
Carpathia Operator Says He Gave Full Account of .Disaster
Baltic Monday Morning Rumors Say White Star Line
Withheld News at Command of Money Kings.
New York, April 20. The
wireless, messages declaring that
the Titanic, then at the bottom of
the sea, was safe with all her pas
sengers, which were given out
from the offices df the White Star
line all day long Monday, were
not sent ffom the Carpathia.
Thomas Cottam, the wireless
operator of the Carpathia, did not
send them. ,
Harold Bride, one of the wire
less operators of the Titanic, who
was rescued by the Carpathia, did
not send them. r
The Olympic did not send
them. ""-
The 'Baltic did not send. them.
Instead, the Carpathia. the
Olympic anad the Baltic, were in
possession of, and sent out full
stories of the disaster at 10:30
o'clock Monday morning.
This much was esfablishedby
the investigation into the Titan
ic disaster by the Senate Com
mittee today. '
These messages, which made
the true story of the disaster, an
added horror, are still a mystery.
And they are a mystery 'that
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There were ugly rumors Jan
New York Tuesdays-rumors that
the White Star officials were in
possession of the truth about the
Titanic Monday morning: but
deliberately suppressed the news
at the command of the money,
king of Wall street
Little credence was given these
rumors at the titme. It seemed
too monstrous a thing to be pos
sible, this playing with death for
the sake of dollars.
Yet the wirelesjs operator of the
Carpathia says he sent out the
full story of the disaster to the
Baltic, then in communication
with land, at 10:30 o'clock, Mon
day morning.
The Baltic is owned by the
White Star line. The first duty
of the Baltic on receiving the
news was to relay it to the White
Star offices.
It is barely conceivable that the
Baltic did not do so.
It is not yet certain what .time
the Olympic received the news.
But almost surely, it was early;
Monday. . .
And the duty of the Olympic
.was to give th enews fo the-White
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