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Front page, Feb. 1, 1917: DL&W Terminal opens

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News from Feb. 1, 1917:

* The United States was dipping its toe in the water of World War I as the headlines screamed: "Break with Germany seems inevitable – U.S. cannot let situation go unchallenged." President Woodrow Wilson must now make a tough decision.

* The DL&W Terminal at Main and Ohio streets was officially opened for business – and described as "spick and span." A hundred years later, local officials are mulling the best reuse of the mostly empty terminal.

*Nationally famous Christian evangelist Billy Sunday continues his residency in Buffalo. Sunday traveled around Western New York, delivering several sermons every day. His message on this day was, "There are too many cowards, four-flushers, in the church." (Four-flusher is a term for people who lie or boast.)

* Cattle prices reached a record high on Feb. 1 in Chicago. The top price was $12.20 per hundred pounds, the highest since the Civil War. Meanwhile, wheat and cotton prices continue to decline.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from Feb. 1, 1917:

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