A grip (influenza) outbreak has the Mexico, Missouri schools in its grasp. Mexico is thirty-five miles north and east of Columbia, Mo. Sixty-four students are absent from the high school, while the list is growing at the grade schools. The lead story in the newspaper is about the connection of dentistry to good health. There are seven deaths reported from tornadoes near St Louis.
Source: "Grip Epidemic in Mexico Schools," Evening Missourian, Columbia, Missouri, April 3, 1918. Page 4, Column 3.