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Catalog Number 10387-22-(42)
Title Newspaper, Nebraska Scrap Plan
Object Name Newspaper
Description This is a newspaper reprint from the Omaha World Herald. At the top it says "The Nebraska "Scrap" Plan Sponsored by the Omaha World Herald News and Pictures Published July 12 and July 13. The July 12th side features an article that is the script of a speech Henry Doorly, publisher of the World Herald, gave on the radio encouraging Nebraskan's to set an example for the rest of the US by putting more effort into the scrap drives. Another article is about how Mrs. T.G. Pettegrew collected 62 tons of scrap and another is about the Union Pacific planning a rally. Pictures are of individuals, including General Chairman Mark T. Caster, Justice E.F. Carter, Dr. F.C. Wiegman, and Max Junkin. The July 13th side features an article about the Union Pacific rally taking place that night and another that says AFL and CIO Labor Unions are giving full support to the scrap salvage efforts. A small article talks about a naturalized US citizen, originally from Germany, who sold war bonds to the World Herald to be used as prizes in the scrap drive. Another article is about how metal shortage effects homes and that Americans have too many gadgets - many of which should be donated as scrap. Pictures include one man working on a binder he is going to scrap, one of a man from the World Herald with Martin J. Klein (the German-born American donating war bonds), and one of a man from Weeping Water on the phone with a copy of the World Herald.
Date 1942-07-12
Material paper (newsprint), ink
Made Omaha World Herald
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
Height (in) 23
Width (in) 17
People Griswold, Dwight Palmer, 1893-1954
Event World War II
History This is part of a reprint of the Omaha World Herald that included a compilation of photos and stories about World War II scrap drive in Nebraska. Publisher of the World Herald, Henry Doorly, came up with the idea of promoting a three-week scrap drive in Nebraska to help the war effort. It was devised as a competition between counties, with the winning county receiving $2,000 put up by Doorly. Grant County won the contest, and Nebraskans contributed 67,000 tons of scrap. The World Herald won the Pulitzer Prize for community service. Doorly's "Nebraska Plan" gained national attention, and soon after the War Production Board devised a scrap competition between the states.
Collection Carter, John E.