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Catalog Number 10387-22-(27)
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 25. Highlights include an article about Hooker County holding the state scrap lead with Sounders County in second place. Several talk about sports impact on the scrap drive. Another is about Civil War cannons from Fort Omaha being scraped and Salvage Contest standings are also listed. Pictures include one of Cumming county leaders, people working in a scrap pile, and one of three boys using magnets to find scrap. The other side has an article that says the Omaha scrap pile passed the 2million lbs mark. Others ask for more efforts in looking for scrap and another has details of more prizes for women. One article talks about Jingo the scrap retriever dog from Ralston becoming an official scrap scout. Pictures include items being scraped (cannons and mortars, an old car, a boiler, steam engine), One of Jingo the dog, and one of a little scrap mountain at 11th and Jackson Streets.
Date 1942-07-25
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.