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Catalog Number 10387-22-(16)
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 21 and 23 Highlights include an article about Grant County being awarded the first scrap honor. One article claims that the scrap crisis is desperate and another talks about a Missouri Convict named Harry Justice who wrote a theme song for Nebraska. One picture shows an aerial view of Omaha's principal scrap pile. The back is devoted to an article/ad that was being published in two national trade papers in the hope that other newspapers in America will take the leadership in organizing the collection of scrap in every state, on the Nebraska 'Scrap' Plan. The article is titled "To the Publishers of the Daily Newspapers of the United States" and is singed by the Publisher of the Omaha World-Herald.
Date 1942-08-21
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.