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Catalog Number 10387-22-(25)
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 26. Highlights include an article about the State's cities being united behind the salvage drive and softball teams setting scrap games. Another article features Frederick Miller, a Boy Scout, who helped in the scrap drive collections and another titled "$628 Prizes for Women in Scrap Drive." Salvage contest standings are also listed. A picture of Frederick Miller and other photographs of people with objects being scraped are also included. The other side features mainly pictures of women posing with objects they are donating for scrap by John Savage. The titled "And the Activities of Women, Sunday World Herald, Society Section" is above the photos and below them is a short article titled "Nebraska Women unearth Metal Riches."
Date 1942-07-26
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.