Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 17, 1917:
* Allied troops made more progress against German troops on the French front in six attacks.
* Discipline was tightening at Fort Niagara as the reserve officers' training camp prepared to help with the war effort.
* A man who followed his shadow along the docks at the foot of Erie Street kept walking right into the Buffalo River. The man made a loud splash and sank to the bottom, but was soon rescued and sent to the hospital.
Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from May 17, 1917: