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Catalog Number 10387-22-(24)
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 Nebraska setting the pace for the nation, another about a wedding clock being donated for scrap, and another features an all-women group from Loup county who help out in the scrap drive as well as managing their households and gardens. Another article is titled "Nebraska's Common Man." Photographs include a picture of the all-women Loup county scrap group, a civil war gun for scrap, scrap piles, and wagon wheels. The other side features an article about 75 ancient rifles being scraped and another about uncollected piles of scrap in lakes. Another is titled "Iowa Salvage Committee Fears Nebraska Credit" and another article is about 35 Civil Air patrol planes dropping paper facsimiles of bombs, with the words "Real Bombs Can Fall Here, Too," onto thousands of Nebraska farms. Photographs are of piles of scrap, church members participating in the scrap drive, and "Holdrege scrap snoopers" digging up a water furnace.
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.