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Front page, Feb. 24, 1917: Housewives told to serve more American cheese and less beef stew

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of Feb. 24, 1917:

* The fight against the International Railway company for better street car service is likened to David and Goliath in a front-page editorial cartoon. Membership was growing in a citizens organization to fight the company and demand better trolley service.

* In World War I news, Germany sunk the Italian liner Minas, killing 1,000 soldiers. In addition, many Dutch ships were destroyed and estimated at $11 million in damages.

* Dr. Charles F. Bolduan, of the state bureau of public health education, issued advice to housewives on how to reduce their costs of living. Suggestions included: "Three heaping tablespoons of macaroni baked with cheese contain as many food units as one-half a pound of lean roast beef" and "Two cubic inches of American cheese contain more nourishment than a quarter of a pound of beef stew."

* The Boy Scouts and women's clubs organized a safety rally at the Broadway Auditorium (then the city's biggest sporting venue, now the city's Broadway Barns where equipment is stored). First aid demonstrations were held, the science of fingerprinting was explained and police relayed safety tips.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from Feb. 24, 1917:

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