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Catalog Number 10387-22-(20)
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 9 and 10 on one side and August 11 on the other. Highlights from Aug 9 and 10 include an article about the State drive nets 53,922 tons of scrap and another the details the people's response to the scrap drive. Salvage contest standings are also listed. Pictures include tow of Bosco, the Elmwood park baseball statue, in the scrap pile and another photo shows a 75 foot bonfire for a celebration of Omaha's first victory on the home front. The Aug. 11 side shows salvage contest standings and a short article that says the University of Nebraska's Spanish cannon was being scraped. Most of the page is devoted to pictures of people with objects being scraped. Some of the objects include cannons, a model steam engine, antiques and heirlooms, an old boiler, and old stoves.
Date 1942-08-9
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.