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Front page, Feb. 9, 1917: Henry Ford offers his fortune and plant to the war effort

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News from Feb. 9, 1917:

* As submarine warfare rages on around the globe, the U.S. is angry, but not taking action yet. President Woodrow Wilson said he's waiting for an overt act by the Germans before he enters World War I. In the meantime, American liners remain in danger after the California was sunk by a German torpedo, killing 40 people.

* Henry Ford offered his fortune to the U.S. government, interest-free, in the event of war. He said he would turn over his manufacturing plant to the war effort and wouldn't take a cent of profit.

* A Buffalo troop regiment stationed at the Texas-Mexico border was sent home "because of a reported disposition on the part of the War department to concentrate troops at their home stations in face of the present international crisis."

* Four people were injured when a Niagara Street trolley hit a sleigh. A 15-year-old girl suffered a fractured skull and other internal injuries and it was thought she may not recover.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from Feb. 9, 1917:

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