The attendance at major league baseball has fallen far below pre-war levels. The influenza has spread from Belfast to Dublin, Ireland. Americans are encouraged to forego wheat to ensure the fighting force is fed. High school boys are being used to help farmers bring in the crop.
Source: "Bare 10,000 See Five Big league Games," the Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer, August 21, 1918. Page 8, Column 4.