The German army is afraid of another assault from the Americans, particularly as their lack of rains seems to be exacerbating the influenza being spread through their ranks. Edward Hurley, chair of the US Shipping Board advises that Philadelphia and other key industrial areas not be disrupted by the prohibition social experiment. Czar Nicholas is reported executed by the Bolsheviks.
"Germand Dread Another Drive," Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1918. Page 1, Column 7.