The 26,652 soldiers at Camp Lewis outside Missoula, Montana are said to be in better health this week. 217 have mumps, and the three that died produce no alarm. Nor does division surgeon P.C. Field express much concern in reporting the influenza cases, which while appearing suddenly and spreading rapidly are reported as mild, lasting no more than 48 hours. A new $50,000 hall was opened to provide vaudeville entertainment for the troops at Camp Lewis. As many column inches are used to report "President" Jefferson Davis' grandson's enlistment.
Source: "Camp Lewis Now More Healthful," The Daily Missoulan, Missoula, Montana. April 1, 1918. Page 8, Column 5.