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Front page, April 13, 1917: President Wilson seeks control of railroads, phones and telegraphs

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

* President Woodrow Wilson introduced a bill in the House to take control of every railroad, telephone and telegraph company in the United States. No such power has been given a president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.

* Buffalo women were taking part in a "military census," which would list every man and woman between the ages of 16 and 64.

* Three men were killed after a car they were riding in was hit by a train in Irving. The men were believed to have been "aliens" who lived near Irving and were on their way to Farnham. It was believed they saw the train, but miscalculated its speed. The train broke the car into fragments and the men were tossed into the air.

* Buffalo Police Chief John Martin ordered the arrest of newsboys selling fake war extras. The newsboys were selling alleged late editions of the New York papers or afternoon editions of local papers.

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

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