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Catalog Number 10387-22-(41)
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 13 and July 14. The July 13th side features an article about what people can do to help the scrap drive and another that says the Hamilton County Museum will receive the salvage contest prize if Hamilton County wins the contest. It also features a picture of two boys carrying scrap. The bottom half of the page if for July 14th news. This features an article about a Union Pacific sponsored scrap drive with two pictures from the Union Pacific rally for the scrap drive. The other side has an article about sport's fans helping the scrap drive and another the describes what things put into the scrap drive can be turned into for the war. There is also an article about the Union Pacific scrap rally and it's effect on scrap drive efforts. Pictures include one of Union Pacific members and their wives, one of a boy throwing a tricycle onto the scrap pile, containers filled with mercury collected for the salvage campaign, men taking apart pianos for salvage, the stage at the Union Pacific rally, sport shoes, and one diagram showing which scrap item is turned into which item to help in the war.
Date 1942-07-13
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.