Friday, September 11, 2015
News of the Week September 11, 1915 -- September 11, 2015
The 11-September-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"Great sea wall saves Galveston in recent storm. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Galveston, Texas had been nearly destroyed by a 1900 hurricane. Thousands died. A powerful hurricane in 1915 did not cause as much damage because of a new sea wall. Only 53 died.
"Only zebra born in captivity at Central Park, New York. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." The baby zebra may have been the first born in the United States.
"Oil tank of the Indiana Pipe Line Company struck by lightning at Whiting, Ind. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." I haven't found anything about this fire.
"Soldiers of ships of Atlantic fleet given strenuous practice. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." The Atlantic Fleet was preparing for a presidential review.
"Armored motor train, first to cross the country, reaches Universal City. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." This appears to be the Davidson-Cadillac armored car, designed by Royal Page Davidson. Davidson led a fleet of eight Cadillac military vehicles from Chicago to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.
"General Hugh L. Scott conferring with Villa in Mexico. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." General Hugh L Scott, the Chief of Staff of the Army. Pancho Villa led the División del Norte. Pressure had been growing between the US and Mexican revolutionaries.