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Front page, May 1, 1917: Cases of German measles rising in Buffalo

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 1, 1917:

* The German chancellor was set to propose another peace agreement as the U.S. prepares to send troops, ships and supplies over to the Allied forces.

* The State Senate and Assembly both passed a bill that would give the state's Public Service Commissioner power to regulate overcrowding on Buffalo's trolley cars. The Buffalo Evening News and many community activists advocated for local health authorities to have that power, believing that local officials would do a better job. The bill was then on its way to Gov. Whitman's desk.

* Buffalo's Health Commissioner Fronczak reported 34 cases of German measles in April, as opposed to three cases in March. There was no explanation given for the increase.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from May 1, 1917:

 

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