Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 14, 1917:
* The U.S. decided to send aid to Russia in its newly formed democracy as a strategy against Germany. Congress was set to pass a war bill that would allocate funds and supplies to Russia.
* The world's food supply was beginning to diminish as the U.S. entered World War I. New York's Governor Whitman spoke of mobilizing New York's agricultural community. However, many of the men who would be farming were also enlisting, creating a problem for the state.
* Dr. S. H. Albro, "one of the best known educators in Western New York," died. He lived in Fredonia, but had previously served as the federal commissioner of Indian education in Washington, D.C. Previous to that, he was an educator in Fredonia, the Thousand Islands and in Pennsylvania.
Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from April 14, 1917: