Dr. Shapiro's Question of the Day V by ShapiroA

Question 8

Before Ira Gessel was a famous mathematician -- OK, famous in my world -- he founded CEPTIA, the Committee to End ___ _______ in America. According to this movement, what once-common urban amenity (manufactured by the Nik-O-Lok Company, among others) had to go? Alas, there was little relief, as its elimination merely left a void, discommoding many.