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Catalog Number 10387-22-(31)
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 22 and some from July 23. Highlights include an article about Veterans of the Great War and the Spanish-American War donating souveniors from those wars to the scrap drive, another about the civil air patrol dropping paper bombs over Nebraska towns and farms to advertise about the scrap drive, and a thrid a story from a soldier to help inspire people to donate. Pictures include a picture of a captured WWI German gun off to the scarp pile and a gymnasium horse donated from Creighton University. The other side is mostly for small reports of counties and small towns and their scrap efforts. A section keeps track of the about of scrap per county and an article tells about Omaha reclaiming lead from the streets.
Date 1942-07-22
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.