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Catalog Number 10387-22-(13)
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 31 Highlights include Salvage Contest Standings, and an article about a British cannon from 1812 being used for scrap metal. Another article talks about using old-fashioned electric signs around Omaha for scrap metal. One picture shows 70 tons of old machinery being used for scrap. The other side features articles about Morrill county women in the scrap drive, a veteran Sergeant and a friend scrapping metal from the Spanish-American War and WWI. Another short article poses the question of "whose duty" it is to help in the scrap metal effort.
Date 1942-07-31
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.