BROADCAST PLAY DROPPED
LONDON, 10th March.
"The whole thing should be forgotten. There is no excuse for reminding the
survivors of the horrors, which will certainly haunt me for ever," said
Captain Sir Arthur Rostron.
He was master of the Carpathian [sic] when she rescued the survivors of the
Titanic, and was protesting against a broadcasting company's proposal to
broadcast a play describing the sinking of the huge liner.
When the Titanic sank after striking an iceberg in the Atlantic 1517 lives
The young author, Mr. Filson, declares that the play does not dwell on the
horrors of the scenes, but switches from various parts of the vessel,
showing the bridge, where the officers knew of the disaster, to the cabins
and staterooms, where there was no knowledge of the danger.
As a result of the general protest the broadcast is to be dropped.