INDUSTRY: End of Smog?

Up to the roof of Enamelstrip Corp. in Allentown, Pa. last week clambered Lehigh County Judge John H. Diefenderfer. There he sniffed suspiciously at the company's chimney. For months, nearby residents had been after an injunction against Enamelstrip as a public nuisance for the stench given off by its ovens (which bake enamel on to metal at 500° Fahrenheit). Judge Diefenderfer, after several judicious sniffs, said: "I can't smell a thing."

At this, a spectator on the roof, Eugene J. Houdry, 60, smiled proudly. In the late 1930s French-born Inventor Houdry made himself a...

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