Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 11, 1917:
* Congress set a goal of 10 million new soldiers that must register for the war effort. Men between 21 and 30 would be required to sign up and fast.
* Self-admitted "dope fiends" told police they committed a series of robberies to buy morphine. The men were arrested while they were prowling around a department store and admitted to the robberies, including stealing a woman's wedding ring from a rooming house.
* The principal of the Peckham Vocational School turned one of his students into police for hurling an "odoriferous egg" at the principal. The principal chased the boy but he disappeared. The principal reported it to the police who instructed the boy's mother to have the boy appear at the station.
Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from May 11, 1917: