Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 17, 1917:
* French troops took 40 miles of the front from the Germans, but, in the process, 100,000 people were killed, wounded and taken prisoner.
* British and French war commissioners were traveling to Washington, D.C., to discuss America's part in World War I. (The U.S. had only entered the war a week earlier.) The Senate also was expected to pass a war bond bill, giving a "gigantic" loan to the Allies and providing for America's war on Germany.
* Five people were driving in a car in Kenmore on their way to a church service in Buffalo when their car was struck by a trolley and overturned. There was a dense fog and, presumably, the drivers of the car and trolley did not see one another. Four people were injured and one woman died on the way to the hospital.
Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from April 17, 1917: