Front page, March 13, 1917: Film of 'tanned and deep-chested' Buffalo soldiers shown at Shea's - The Buffalo News

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Front page, March 13, 1917: Film of 'tanned and deep-chested' Buffalo soldiers shown at Shea's

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of March 13, 1917:

* President Woodrow Wilson proposed a peace plan to end World War I. Citizens of war-torn countries were without food, and there was growing restlessness and a "growing belief that neither side can achieve an overwhelmingly victory."

* The state public service commission decided to take action against International Railway, the company operating poor trolley service locally.

* The final group of Buffalo soldiers stationed at the Mexican border returned home. A parade was organized to honor the soldiers, and the event was attended by Gov. Charles S. Whitman and Mayor Louis P. Fuhrmann.

* "Moving pictures" taken of the Buffalo soldiers at the Mexican border were shown at Shea's Hippodrome theater. The films showed "a vivid idea of the clean, healthful, vigorous life that has transformed the men of the regiment into tanned and deep-chested athletes."

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from March 13, 1917:

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