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Catalog Number 10387-22-(2)
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 31st". There is a cartoon by Fred Kempf. There are many photos, including one of a Stanton jail cell being donated for scrap. Articles include one about the Harding Cream Co. contributing scrap and Sarpy County scrap. The reverse side includes pictures and news published on the 30th and 31st. There is an article about Benson Boy Scouts and there are scrap totals listed for all counties. There is a photo of plane wreckage being scrapped in Ogallala and a Cub Scout troop with a scrap pile.
Date 1942-07-30
Material paper (newsprint), ink
Made Omaha World Herald
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
Height (in) 23
Width (in) 17
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.