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Catalog Number 10387-22-(9)
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 August 3 Highlights include an article about Girl Scouts helping the scrapping efforts and another about 7 year old Georgie Uhlig who was the pacemaker among the juvenile scrap collectors. One of the photos is of Georgie Uhlig. Other photos show the Junior choir of Congregational church and members of the Alma Golf Club helping with piles of scraps. The other side shows several pictures showing members of the community with objects being scraped - these include cars, boilers, war memorials, presses, and WWI cannons.
Date 1942-08-03
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.