The need to treat a cold quickly is stressed for the residents of Wheeling, WV. The pleasant tasting Hypo-Cod is recommended as a way to ensure influenza, pneumonia and la grippe don't take hold, with helpful advice on where it can be bought. The fuel shortage has expanded, and factories not involved in provisioning the government have been idled to save resources.
Source: "Cols Should be Gotten Rid of Immediately," The Wheeling intelligencer. January 19, 1918. Page 7, Column 1.