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Catalog Number 10387-22-(39)
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 16. The front side has articles from July 16. The articles focus mainly on who has signed up for the scrap drive, and ways people can help. One article tells that Douglas County has picked the Red Cross to receive the prize money if they win, there is also a huge ad on this page describing the contest and prizes. The other side features articles published on July 16. The articles also focus on plans for the scrap drive and people's contributions. One article tells about a World War I veteran is donating objects he collected in Germany and another about a group of young boys who brought in over 100lbs of scrap despite the weather being 100 degrees.
Date 1942-07-17
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.