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Catalog Number 10387-22-(15)
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 28 Highlights include an article about Mrs. C.T. Brewer who has sent in 20 tons of scrap and another asking homeowners for search their houses again. There is also an article about sports teams collecting scrap and one that claims in many places women are setting the pace in scrap collecting. Pictures include one of Mrs. C.T. Brewer, one of three swastika umbrella holders being scraped, one of businessmen, and two featuring a man with piles of scrap metal. The other side features an article titled "Gosper County Digs Up Treasure Buried for 47 Years Beneath Courthouse Lawn," and another one about the county tearing down a bridge, but not using the metal for scrap. There are eight pictures on this side showing people with items being scraped.
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
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.