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ISMAY WAS 'VERY EXCITED" AND 'JANXOTOUS TO GEt
OFF THJS TITANIC," SAYS SHIP'S FIFTH OFFICER
" Washington, April 24. J.
vUrace Ismay, multi-millionaire
and managing director of the
White Stailme, was ordered by
-.one of his own employes to
"V ''Get the Heirout of thatl"
, Mr. Ismay suffered this pain-
ful exDerience as the Titanic was
r& sinking beneah the waters of the
j' ing to find a "place for himself in
, the hfehoats.
"lac'dressed tne millionaire owner
Smo was saved with the Women
and children" was Harold T.
& T.nwp fifth nffirer of the Titanic.
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Lowe was much .embarrassed
in telling of his speech to Ismay
before the Senate Investigation
Committee today He could not
be induced to speak the words he
Ismay, it appears, was about
the busiest person aboard the Ti
tanicafter the collision with the
Lowe was Joading boat No. 5
iwith women and children. Isfnay I
appeared on the scene and bdgan
to take charge of Lowe's work,
saying who should and who
'snould not enter the lifeboat, and
where- those who did get in should
sit. S .
The millionaire was "very much)
excited", and "seemed"very anx
iotis to get off the Titapic," ac-
cording to Lowe. - v
"I didn't know who he, was, and
I used some strong language,"
explained Lowe. "It was in that
heat of the moment, sin'7,
"What' was the language?" in
quired Senator mith, intensely
curious. ' .
"I don'tlike to say," said Lowe.
"But the committee wants to
hear jfr" said Smith. f -
Lowe flushed, 'and glanced
around the room, his gaze falling
nervously on Ismay, who sat
with his head1 bowedr There
were many women present:
"I'll write it," he sa?d, and did i
There' was nothing of great im
portance brought out by Lowe's
Major Peuchen, . millionaire
yachtman of Canada, yesterday
told the committee that the crew
of the Titanic was such as no
great liner should have put to sea
Peuchen said many of the ctew
were not trained seamen, and
that they never had worked to
gether before the Titanic drew
out of Southampton. ,,
It was to this fact thatPeuchen '
laid the undermanriingof jthe life
boats, and the fact that a number
of the sailors in the boats could
not row. j -
' Senator Smith asked Lowe
about these things.
"That none pf the crew could
row is easily explained. A sailbr
is; not necessarily a boatrtjan,
There is a vfide difference. ' A
sailor may sail the seas for years
and never touch an oar."
Wihen at came toa question of
the sufficiency iofShe jTitanic's.
crew of 8G0llwe' was evasive.