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Catalog Number 10387-22-(18)
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 16. Highlights include an article about the Salvage Contest standings. Most of the page is devoted to picture Nebraskans posing with they scrap they had donated, including rake wheels and a fire bell. At the top is a large picture of Vernon Moran who was declared the individual scrap champion of Grant country for bringing in 96,953 pounds. Half of the other side is for a picture showing a scrap pile and pictures of war items being produced with the metal. On it are the words: "Nebraska's Scrap: Now 134,110,053 Pounds," and then what those results translate into in terms of war items: 1,000,000 3-inch Anti-aircraft shrapnel shells, 2,000 Blitz Buggies, 10,000 anti-aircraft machine guns, 1,000,000 steel helmets, etc. One article claims that the state scrap pile is crowing (per capita average 102.52 pounds) and another says that the export of ingots cuts recovery of steel scrap.
Date 1942-08-16
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.