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Highlighting the Parallels of Past and Present

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The Topeka Daily Capital, Kansas, April 24, 1912

This quip was part of an editorial about J. Bruce Ismay, president of the White Star line, while he was being lambasted by the press (and it’s readers) for his role during and after the sinking of the Titanic (although this censure of Ismay’s actions would not end any time after that – it still continues largely to this day).

People were angry because a) they didn’t believe Ismay should’ve taken a seat on a lifeboat while there were still women and children aboard the sinking Titanic and b) they found the fact he’d attempted to have the Cedric, another White Star liner which was docked in New York, wait sail for himself and the surviving crew so they could return to England immediately. This was thought to be suspicious and was blocked by senate subpoenas, delivered when the Carpathia docked, requiring them to stay for the American inquiry into the sinking.

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And the next day..

The Topeka Daily Capital, Kansas, April 25, 1912

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yesterdaysprint:

The Topeka Daily Capital, Kansas, April 24, 1912

This quip was part of an editorial about J. Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star line, while he was being lambasted by the press (and it’s readers) for his role during and after the sinking of the Titanic (although this censure of Ismay’s actions would not end any time after that – it still continues largely to this day).

People were angry because a) they didn’t believe Ismay should’ve taken a seat on a lifeboat while there were still women and children aboard the sinking Titanic and b) they found the fact he’d attempted to have the Cedric, another White Star liner which was docked in New York, wait sail for himself and the surviving crew so they could return to England immediately. This was thought to be suspicious and was blocked by senate subpoenas, delivered when the Carpathia docked, requiring them to stay for the American inquiry into the sinking.

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