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Front page, May 14, 1917: 'Aliens' from countries at war with U.S. must obtain permits

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of May 14, 1917:

* The newly formed Russian democratic government was showing signs of collapse. On the front lines of World War I, Germany sent 600,000 more troops to the French front while British naval forces brought down a zeppelin bound for a raid over England.

* Aliens from countries who were at war with the United States now had to obtain permits or remain outside of a half-mile radius of arsenals and munitions plants in Buffalo. The post office and similar public buildings didn't fall under this provision of the new federal War Act, but munitions plants were growing in Buffalo, so aliens would have a hard time steering clear of them.

* Mayor Fuhrmann was ready to name five new Board of Education members after he ousted several members last month who weren't politically aligned with him. The mayor was awaiting the governor's signature on an education bill to make his appointments, which remained a secret.

* A Buffalo man was sent to jail for 11 days for violating his probation. He was placed on probation to repay a $15 debt and to date had only repaid $4.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from May 14, 1917:

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