Friday, July 3, 2015
News of the Week July 3, 1915 -- July 3, 2015
The 03-July-1915 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.
"N.Y.A.C.'s summer season opens at Travers Island, N. Y. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." The New York Athletic Club held its Spring games at Travers Island on 05-June-1915. The New York Athletic Club owns the island.
"President Wilson speaks at the Flag Day exercises at the Treasury Building. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." Flag Day is celebrated on June 14.
"Jitneys carry car strike crowds in Chicago. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Chicago transit workers went on strike on 13-June-1915. The mayor agreed to arbitrate and service resumed on June 16.
"Secretary of State Bryan, who resigned, and Robert Lansing, who took his place. Copyright 1915 by Universal Animated Weekly." William Jennings Bryan, famous for losing three presidential elections, served as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State until The Lusitania was sunk by the Germans. Bryan, who favored pacifism, disagreed with Wilson's tone towards Germany. Robert Lansing became the new Secretary of State.
"Dr. Bernhard Dernburg, unofficial spokesman for the Kaiser, leaves for Europe. Copyright 1915 by Pathe News." Dernburg, a German politician, presented German propaganda in the United States.
"Yale crew trains for regatta with Harvard. Copyright 1915 Hearst-Selig News Pictorial." Yale defeated Harvard at New London, Connecticut on 25-June-1915.