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Front page, March 6, 1917: Hog prices in Buffalo hit record high

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of March 6, 1917:

* Austria announced its support for the unrestricted submarine warfare that Germany had been carrying out across the globe. President Woodrow Wilson wanted to arm American ships against the German threat and was waiting for authority from Congress to do so.

*At a time when Buffalonians were paying more to ride trolley cars than ever, the service was at its worst. The company that ran the street cars sent fiscal reports to the state that showed the company was running a profit, yet it refused to make system.

* In Albany, a bill was introduced to give the Erie County Board of Supervisors (now the Erie County Legislature) the power to appoint one or more county undertakers. This was an effort to take the power away from the Commissioner of Charities and Corrections, William Hunt, who made the "patronage" appointments.

* Hog prices in East Buffalo yards "airplaned" from $14.80 per 100 pounds to $15.25 – the highest hog price Buffalo had ever seen. The article also reports lambs were "eagerly" bought at 15 cents more than the day before.

Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from March 6, 1917:


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