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Front page, April 28, 1917: Linwood Avenue residents perplexed by beer bottles on front lawn

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 28, 1917:

* The House overwhelmingly passed President Woodrow Wilson's conscription plan to boost the U.S. military by 500,000 troops, and the Senate was expected to follow suit. The Allies asked that the U.S. provide food before any other aid as years of fighting World War I had depleted supplies badly.

* J. F. Beechwood and M. M. Potter, soldiers from Buffalo and Jamestown, were believed to have been killed in the war.

* Linwood Avenue residents were perplexed to find beer bottles "planted" outside 309 Linwood Ave. Famed evangelist Billy Sunday had stayed at the home during his time in Buffalo, but had left March 25. The act was a copycat of a stunt from Sunday's earlier stay in Philadelphia. Sunday delivered a famous sermon urging people to swear off alcohol.

Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from April 28, 1917:


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