INSISTS CAPT. SMITH LIVES
Friend Tells How Titanic Commander Might Have Escaped
Baltimore, md., July 21---Still emphatic in his assertions that he saw Captain E. J. Smith, who is supposed to have been drowned in the Titanic disaster, Peter Pryal declared today that he was sure the commander of the ill-fated ship is alive and well and in the employ of the White Star Line. In explaining the way in which the captain might have escaped death Mr. Pryal said today: "It would have been an easy matter for Captain Smith to have gotten into a lifeboat attired as a passenger, and again, knowing as he did the proximity of Barren Island, might have, under difficulties, of course, made his way there and thence to Cape Sable. I know him anywhere and under any circumstances."
Chicago Examiner, Monday, July 22, 1912, p. 2, c. 4