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Catalog Number 10387-22-(11)
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 2 Highlights include an article about the blast furnaces possibly closing due to lack of scrap. Another article claims that the first two weeks of Omaha's scrap drive collected about seven and one-half million pounds of metal which is about equal to 140 tanks. One of the pictures shows the performers in the West Christ Child Center circus with a pile of scrap, another shows a man with his old track awards he is putting in the scrap drive, and another shows Miss Joyce Ellen Dawson in her A.W.V.S. uniform. The other side shows a large cartoon of Adolf Hitler holding a piece of paper outlining what could happen in the US lost the war. The rest gives rules for $2,000 Scrap Metal & Rubber Contest.
Date 1942-08-02
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.