Front page, March 29, 1917: Actor in Buffalo play arrested on charge of abandoning his family in Cleveland - The Buffalo News

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Front page, March 29, 1917: Actor in Buffalo play arrested on charge of abandoning his family in Cleveland

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of March 29, 1917:

* Richard Gordon, an actor in a play in Buffalo, was arrested after his performance and charged with abandonment and being a fugitive from justice. His wife in Cleveland alleged that Gordon abandoned her and their 5-year-old son. He was released by a Buffalo judge and taken back to Cleveland.

* As a Japanese warship was sunk by a German raider, President Woodrow Wilson prepared his April 2 message to Congress declaring war. Americans have been warned to leave Germany before that date as the German Chancellor was set to deliver a key speech in the Reichstag outlining his future plans of war and peace.

* British women received the right to vote, despite small opposition in the House of Commons. Proponents pointed to women's work in World War I as grounds for the right to vote.

* The Easter egg roll tradition at the White House was canceled "because of the international situation." The event had been held nearly every year since the White House was built.

Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from March 29, 1917:

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