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Catalog Number 10387-22-(4)
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 29". Highlights include an article about children collecting scrap and a 4-H contest for scrap in Thomas county. Four Benson High Students are pictured with a Model T they decided to scrap. Scrap statistics for Nebraska counties are listed. The reverse side has photos and stories from July 28th. There is an article about Rushville Scouts and the women of Bennington. Cass County farmers added 7,200 pounds of scrap. Red Willow county residents were searching for old mill parts to scrap.There is a photo of a huge old oven from the Chicago Bakery being scrapped.
Date 1942-07-28
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.