|A very early ad about it, October 12th, 1918|
|Northern California, October 7, 1918|
|In Seattle, October 7th, 1918|
|In Tacoma, October 8th, 1918|
|Not yet here, October 9th, 1918|
|Nothing to see, move along, October 10th, 1918|
|Quackery and conspiracy? Everything is normal...|
October 10th, 1918
|Still nothing to see, October 11th, 1918|
|Closure possible, October 11th, 1918|
|Still spreading, October 12th, 1918|
|Closure order finally, October 12th, 1918|
By order of the state board of health, Salem will be a closed town beginning at 6 o'clock this evening, and it will remain closed until otherwise ordered by the state board of health.Even with these measures, it was still the war that dominated headlines. Many were dying there, and no one was dying yet in Salem from this flu.
This includes of course the closing of moving picture theaters. There will be none tonight. Schools will close and churches also. In fact, the orders include dances and public gatherings of any kind whatsoever.
The order will be put into effect through a proclamation of Mayor Walter K. Keyes. The mayor received a telegram this morning from the slate board of health insisting that the closing order be put into effect at once as it was thought to be dangerous for people to congregate at movies this evening or in the churches tomorrow.
Dr. O. B. Miles, city health officer said this afternoon that but a few cases had been reported in the city and these were mild ones. In order to keep fully informed on the situation, Dr. Miles asks all physicians to report daily should any cases develop.
The closing order means that until the state board of health deems it desirable to rescind the order that beginning with 6 o'clock this evening, there will be no moving picture theaters open, no churches in session, no schools, no dances, no lodge sessions and no anything that will bring people together in crowds....
|October 12th, 1918|
Update, March 29th, 2020
As we are in the midst of our own global pandemic, the paper is now visiting the 1918 pandemic, and they highlight the first apparent instance in the greater Salem area, at Chemawa.
|Today's paper highlights a note about|
Chemawa on October 9th