Friday, August 14, 2015
News of the Week August 14, 1915 -- August 14, 2015
The 14-August-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"Strikers at the Bayonne, N. J. plant of the Standard Oil Co. have pitched battle. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." This is probably the riot on 20-July-1915 when strikers fought Bayonne police called in by the mayor, who also worked for Standard Oil.
"Friends mourn for dead of Eastland tragedy. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Last week we saw an item about SS Eastland, a tour boat in Chicago which rolled over while docked on 24-July-1915. At least 844 passengers and crew died.
"E. A. McManus, general manager of Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, presented with highest award for motion pictures. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." I can't find an article about this.
"Fatal strike battle of Standard Oil employees. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." We saw the Pathe version above. At least one striker was killed on the 20th.
"William Jennings Bryan on his tour of Universal City. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." After resigning as Secretary of State, Bryan toured the country.
"Elk's convention parade at Los Angeles, California. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." Fraternal organizations were big during this period.