Dr L. B. Wolf
Secretary of Foreign Missionary Board of The General Synod Lutheran
Church, tells that he met Mrs Becker, a Lutheran missionary from India,
returning on the ill-fated Titanic, at New York when the Carpathia
docked with the Titanics survivors. Mrs Becker quietly told of escape
the shock came she went into the gangway and inquired of the steward
the cause of confusion. She was told what happened and being assured
of safety was told to retire. The three children were in bed. Twenty
minutes later the steward called her and shouted All hands on deck.
She awakened the children and wanted to dress them but was told there
was no time. She grasped shoes and stockings and in their night
clothes rushed them on deck, where the two smaller children were put in
to lifeboat No.18 [sic]. She appealed to be placed in with them, and as the
boat was being lowered, she was thrown in with the two small children.
Ruth was left behind and placed into the next boat lowered and she
found her on board the Carpathia. She says she saw the Titanic slowly
sink bow first, and after the explosion disappear. She is resting at
the home of Rev. Beckers brother at Benton Harbour Mich. Dr Wolf
cabled Rev. Becker of their escape.