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Front page, April 23, 1917: 'City's schools again at mercy of politicians'

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 23, 1917:

• After ousting five Buffalo School Board members who were unfriendly to his administration, Mayor Louis Fuhrmann was planning to appoint their replacements. The article read: "Public school affairs in this city have been pretty well disorganized and confused during the last 14 months as the result of the persistent campaigns waged by the old school board to seize, through legislation at Albany, vast powers over school department management and expenditures."

• The British launched a new attack on the Germans and took 20,000 prisoners and 100 guns from battlefields in northern France.

• Charles M. Schwab offered the services of the Bethlehem Steel plants to the war effort.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from April 23, 1917:

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