The Belding, MI newsreaders are provided no national coverage, but do learn that scarlet fever has closed the upper grades of their schools. One student is affected so far, the schools will open agin on Monday if there a re no more cases. Thirty boy scouts are seeking to form a new troop, and the city is looking for a new charter. In Albany, NY William Jennings Bryan (dry) and Samuel Gompers (wet) were arguing the merits of passing the Prohibition amendment.
Source: "Scarlet Fever Closes Schools in the Upper Grades," Belding Banner, Belding, Michigan, February 27, 1918. Page 1, Column 3.