Friday, April 24, 2015
News of the Week April 24, 1915 -- April 24, 2015
The 24-April -1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"The fruit liner Heredia after her collision near New Orleans. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." On 30-March-1915, the United Fruit Company liner Heredia rammed liner Parisian near the mouth of the Mississippi, then swerved off and sank steamer Weems.
"Vice-president Marshall speaking at University of California. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." Thomas R Marshall of Indiana was Woodrow Wilson's Vice President. Here he spoke at Cal Berkeley.
"U. S. divers leave Washington for Honolulu to raise submarine. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." USS F-4 sank on 25-March-1915 off of Honolulu. All hands were lost.
"General Von Morger and his stall leaving their headquarters near Bolimov, Russian Poland. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." I can't find anything about Von Morger.
"Easter parade on boardwalk at Atlantic City, N. J. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Easter fell on 04-April-1915.
"Wm. Hale Thompson, Chicago's new mayor, with Mrs. Thompson. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." Big Bill Thompson (no relation, thank Heaven) was the last Republican mayor of Chicago. He served from 1915 to 1923, then 1927-1931. He was known for being profoundly corrupt.