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Front page, May 4, 1917: Buffalo women's group to provide 'personal comforts' for troops

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 4, 1917:

* U.S. troops were bound for France before the end of the summer, and a thousand doctors were being sent to the front. British troops were aggressively fighting the Germans in the North Sea, and the U.S. and the Allies were considering mining the sea to fend of German submarines.

* A group of women organized Friends of the 74th to provide "personal comforts for the men" of the Buffalo regiment. No details were listed as to the services available.

* The News called for government action to pursue funding for an aviation field in Buffalo. Other Great Lakes city were also aggressively vying for the funding.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from May 4, 1917:

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