The Army Surgeon General reports that troop noneffective and death rates are "slightly higher" chiefly due to influenza and the complications from pneumonia. The editor is unsure whether National Army camps have "remarkably low rates" or is it "high sick rates"? Lucky Strikes are compared to bacon, because they are toasted not raw. Meanwhile two groups of troops were cordially received from Camp Shelby when they provided entertainment, and the naval band is in town for a bond drive.
Source: "Report to Surgeon General Shows Health Conditions Good in Camps," The Columbus Commercial, Columbus, Mississippi, April 18, 1918. Page 3, Column 3.