Titanic Sinking - Inquiry into the Sinking
TO CALL BRUCE ISMAY IN CONGRESS INQUIRY
Other Titanic Survivors Will Also Be Summoned to Washington by Federal Investigators.
WANTS ICE LANES PATROLLED
Bills Introduced Proposed This---New Legislation Is Certain to Result from the Disaster.
Special to The New York Times.
WASHINGTON, April 17.---Sweeping investigations of the Titanic disaster are to be made by both houses of Congress. The Senate without a dissenting vote ordered one to-day, especially with reference to the Titanic's life-saving equipment. Survivors of the Titanic disaster will, therefore, be summoned before Congressional committees to tell the facts concerning the inability of the steamship officials to save the lives of all the passengers on the giant liner.
J. Bruce Ismay, Managing Director of the White Star Line, who is one of the survivors, will be called before the House Committee of Merchant Marine and asked to relate his story of the disaster.
Besides Mr. Ismay, Col. Archibald Gracie, also reported to be a survivor, was mentioned to-night by Judge Alexander, Chairman of the Merchant Marine Committee of the House, as a possible witness.
The Senate resolution directs especial inquiry into the use by the Titanic of the northern course, "over a route commonly regarded as dangerous from icebergs."
The New York Times, New York, NY 18 Apr 1912