Thursday, April 15, 1937
25 YEARS AGO
"Ship That Couldn't Sink"
Carried 1,513 to a
MOSTLY WOMEN SAVED
New York, April 14—She lies to
day where she plunged 25 years
ago this month—at the bottom of
the North Atlantic.
She was the floating palace
grander than all others; the lux
ury. liner that couldn't sink.
She was the $10,000,000 Titanic.
A quarter of a century has made
the name a synonym for the un
certainty that underlies all cer
For the Titanic, sleek, powerful,
luxurious, couldn't sink—but she
The cries of those who died—
the 1,513 who went down with the
sea queen—still echo down the
years across the triumphant sea.
The memories of the 711 —lucky
number!—who survived (those of
them who are alive today) still
are fresh with the nightmare of
It was exactly 2:20 a. m., on
April 15, 1912, that the pride of
the White Star Line gave a last
despairing leap, then surrendered
to the hungry sea and was swal
Just three hours earlier she had
struck the submerged icebery that
had ripped her smooth body
cruelly, mortally. No one had
paid much heed then. The titanic
was unsinkable. There had been
a grinding lurch. That was all.
The card games continued.
There was no break in the laugh
ter that rang in the lounges; no
pause to the rhythmic breathing
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of those sleepers who had retired
But in the wireless room!
White-blue sparks flashed the
dreaded electric scream for help:
"C. Q. D.; C. Q. D.l"
Come quick! Distress!
Some one was playing a piano.
Others sang, In the ballroom the
orchestra played a two-step. Beau
tiful women, distinguished men,
And from the ship's antenna
three code letters danced—C. Q.
D. ■ ~ . '
Help was only 19 miles away.
The steamship Californlan was
there, hardly more than an hour's
But the wireless operator of the
Californian had retired just a few
minutes before. With death to
starboard, the Californian plough
ed steadily on its way, unaware.
But the steamships La Pro
vence and Mount Temple heard.
The steamship - Carpathla heard,
58 miles away.
"SOS SOS CQD CQD,"
came the message. "We are sink
ing fast. Passengers are being put
That was the valedictory of the
queen of the seas. "We are sink
ing"—a frantic electric cry in the
On board the Titanic everyone
was marshalled on deck. Even
then few realized it was tragedy
out there in mid-Atlantic, just off
the Grand Bands, 1,200 miles
from New York.
Captain E. J. Smith, commo
dore of the White Star Fleet, knew
how serious the situation was.
Captain Smith died, true to the
heroic tradition of shipmasters.
So did most of the crew and most
of the men passengers, all stand
ing aside for the rule of "women
and children first." •
Colonel John Jacob Astor died,
calmly smoking a cigarette, some
said, as the Titanic dove. Henry
B. Harris, famous Broadway the
atrical producer; Major Archibald
Butts, aide to President Taft; C.
M. Hays, president of the Grand
Trunk Railroad, were others who
lost their lives.
Mrs. Isidor Straus was one of
the few women lost. She died by
choice, for they urged her to enter
one of the lifeboats. But that
would mean separation from her
husband, the man by whose side
she had spent so much of her
life. If he must die, then she, too,
Their names are written in the
lists of those who were lost.
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Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lyon and
son, Delos, of State Road, were
the guests Saturday evening of
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lyons and
Mrs. Herbert Durham is ser
iously ill from a heart attack, we
are sorry to note.
Misses Dorothy and Rosalee
Lyons spent Saturday in North
, Everyone in this community
was saddened by the death of
Mrs. Nancy Lyon Crouse, 29 years
old. She is survived by her hus
band, George Crouse, four small
children, her father, John Lyons,
and several brothers.
C. S. and M. A. Lyon made a
business trip to North Wilkesboro
J. A. Gilliam of Hayes was a
visitor at Knobbs Baptist Sunday
school Sunday morning.
WOMAN DIES SUNDAY
Mrs. Tolitha C. Smith, 95, died
at her home near Hamptonville
at 4:30 Sunday afternoon, the
infirmities of old age causing her
Mrs. Smith was born in Yad
kin county July 9, 1841. She was
twice married, first to William
Johnson and lastly to J. O. Smith,
both of whom preceded her in
death. To the first union was
born three children, M*s. W. N.
Ireland, Mrs. Valley Talley and
Miss Bettie Johnson. To the last
marriage three sons were born,
Calvin, Zeb aqd Winfield Smith,
all of N Hamptonville. Surviving,
besides the above, are 27 grand
children, 35 great grandchildren
and two great-great-grandchil
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
the home and at Flat Rock Bap
tist church at three o'clock. Rev.
W. E. Linney, the pastor and
Rev. V. M. Swaim conducted the
jserviees and interment was in the
Pallbearers were Brooks and
Ransom Steelman, Hugh and Hal
Bell, T. M. Arnold and Homer Al
Human rights: What is left
when, you divide one person's nat
ural liberties and privileges by
the number of people near him.
Still, if you had a soft snap,
what would you have to brag
about when your grandchildren
ask about the old days?
Americanism: Thinking the
law could solve our problems if
it would; daring the law to touch
our crown when it is against us.
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JONESVILLE, R. 1
Rev. i .W. Vestal fUled his reg
ular appointent at Cool Springs
Saturday and Sunday.
Misses Vermeil Chappell and
Margaret Hutchins returned Mon
day from Greensboro, N. C., and
Danville, Va., where they visited
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Sherman Weatherman is
confined to her home by illness,
her many friends will regret to
"Mrs. Odell Groce of Cycle was
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Mol
lie Weatherman Saturday.
Friends of Calvin Hemric will
be glad to know that he is rest
ing more comfortably than he has
been for the past two months. Mr,
Hemric will quietly celebrate his
80th birthday, Thursday, April 16.
Friends of Mr. Hemric are invit
ed to visit him on that day.
Mrs. Fannie Chappell is spend
ing this week in Boonville, with
Mr. and Mrs. Houston Ray.
Mrs. Evan Hutchins returned to
her home in East Bend Monday,
following a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
L. R. Hutchins.
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Mr. Brown was sitting down to
breakfast one morning when he
was astounded to see in the pa
per an announcement of his
death. He rang up his friend
"Hello, Smith," he said, "have
you seen the announcement of my
death in the paper?"
"Er yes," replied Smith,
"where are you talking from?"
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