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Catalog Number 10387-22-(26)
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 26. Highlights include an article about south Omaha auxiliary police who gave 8,100 keys to the scrap drive. Another article says that the fence around the scrap pile in Omaha had been moved back twice before finally being removed entirely so the whole block could be used. One article titled "Fans, Players to Join Forces Boosting Scrap Drive on All Sports Fronts Sunday," says that in order to compete or watch, players and fans are asked to give one pound of rubber or 5lbs of metal. Pictures include one of two members of the Omaha Women's Club with a pile of scrap, one of a sign encouraging Nebraskan's to help in the scrap dive, one of a post office lamp post being scraped, and one of the Omaha scrap pile. The other side is devoted to a large ad about the Scrap Contest. Large letters declare," Nebraska's Women Have Gone to War!", as well as a warning of when the contest will close. Details about the rules and the prizes (included special prizes for women) are at the bottom.
Date 1942-07-26
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.