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Survivor says Butt helped put women in Titanic lifeboats

NEW YORK, April 19, 1912 (UP) -- "Maj. Butt took charge of one section of the ship in placing the women in the lifeboats," said Charles William Daniels of Richmond, Va., as he came ashore. "Howard Case was another hero. He installed a system to get the women off. And he saw that the system was followed. I think he was the big hero of the disaster."

As Daniels talked, a big gray-haired man strode up and grasped his hand.

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"That was my brother, Howard Case. I'm glad to hear he behaved well," the newcomer said.

"I don't know how I got into the boat," said Daniels. "I waited till the water reached the eighth deck where I was standing. Then I got a life preserver and jumped. The water was fearfully cold, and I floundered about helplessly.

"The last thing I remember was a woman holding on to me. When I woke up I was in the boat. My watch had stopped at 2:20, so that's the time she went down.

"They had life-saving equipment enough to save 800 of us, and there were 3,000 of us aboard!"

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