Friday, February 5, 2016

News of the Week February 5, 1916 -- February 5, 2016

The 05-February-1916 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.

"War scenes taken near Cettinje, Montenegro, from which city King Nicholas fled recently.  Copyright 1916 by Pathe News."  Montenegro was on the Allied side.  Austria-Hungary occupied the country on 14-January-1916.  King Nicholas went into exile, never to return.

"Denver's new postoffice (sic), just completed by the government.  Copyright 1916 by Paramount News Pictures."  Now known as the Byron White Post Office, the building opened in January, 1916 after six years of construction. 

"Scenes of the recent riot at Youngstown, Ohio. Copyright, 1916, Mutual Weekly."  We saw this last year.  Steelworkers at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company went on strike because of intolerable working conditions and starvation wages.  The workers made $500 a year while the company paid a 12 percent dividend.

"Uncle Sam's latest dreadnaught, the oil burning U. S. S. 'Oklahoma,' on trial trip.  Copyright 1916 by Pathe News."  USS Oklamoma (BB-37) was commissioned in 1916.  On 07-December-1941, she sank during the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. 

"Winners of the Denver, Colo., dog show display no love for each other.  Copyright 1916 by Paramount News Pictures."  I can't find much about the history of the Denver Dog Show, but it appears to be going on today. 

"A view of the havoc wrought by the great storm near San Francisco.  Copyright, 1916, Mutual Weekly."  This time of year we often get great storms around San Francisco. 

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