At various times various people have estimated that the U. S. loses annually these sums from these causes:
The Common Cold: $2,000,000,000.
Automobile accidents: $1,600,000,000.
Occupational accidents: $610,000,000.
Accidents in the Home: $590,000,000.
Public accidents: $450,000,000.
Hessian fly: $150,000,000.
Cattle ticks: $100,000,000.
Coddling moth: $20,000,000.
Ox warble (a pest): $10,000,000.
Prairie dogs in Nebraska: $80,000.
Last week Professor Wilfred William Robbins of University of California's College of Agriculture announced that weeds cost the U. S. $3,000,000,000 a year. With weed waste included, the annual U. S. wastage appears to be equal to...