Business: Asthma

Many are the smoke, dirt, and odor "nuisances" which cause citizens to heckle corporations. Last week in Toledo one Herbert D. Widmer sued Toledo Seed & Oil Co., subsidiary of Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., for $25,000. Charge: Castor bean dust released by the defendant's plant caused Plaintiff Widmer to contract asthma. Eagerly awaiting the suit's outcome are more than 250 asthmatic Toledans, some of whom had to drive into the country of nights to escape the castor bean dust before the City Council recently ordered the plant shut.


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