Friday, January 15, 2016

News of the Week January 15, 1916 --January 15, 2016

The 15-January-1916 Motography featured "News of the Week as Shown in Films," with items from current newsreels.

"Results of a French aeroplane raid on Germany.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  Both sides were practicing aerial bombardment. 

"A German freighter captured by Russia sails from New York with ammunition for the allies.  Copyright, 1915, Mutual Weekly."  Several German freighters were taken over by the allies. 

 "The leading magnates of organized baseball assemble at Cincinnati and declare peace.  Copyright, 1915, Hearst-Selig News Pictorial."  John K Tener was the president of the National League.  Garry Herrmann was president of the National Baseball Commission.  Ban Johnson was the president and founder of the American League.  The three men made up the National Commission, which ran baseball before the position of Commissioner was instituted in 1920.  I assume peace was declared after the Federal League folded.

"Oxen used to distribute milk in Roseland, New Jersey.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  Distributing milk by ox sled must have been rare for this to be considered newsworthy.

 "Colonel E. M. House leaves for Europe on diplomatic mission.  Copyright 1915 by Pathe News."  Edward Mandell House was a friend and adviser to Woodrow Wilson.  He frequently performed informal diplomacy.

"The famous Seventh U. S. Cavalry leaving San Francisco for the Mexican border.  Copyright, 1915, Mutual Weekly."  The Seventh Cavalry, Custer's old unit, served in the Mexican Punitive Expedition.

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