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Catalog Number 10387-22-(23)
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 27. Highlights include an article about Omaha planning a scrap pile to challenge all cities of the same size. Another is about police, both on and off duty, going all out to find scrap and one article talks about the Army moving a wrecked bridge to the scrap pile. One photo shows men in the Army with the bridge, one shows police officers getting scrap from a hardware store, and another shows headlines for the scrap drive of other Nebraska newspapers. The other side features an article about sports and the scrap drive and another a widow, Mrs. G. Warren Davis, donating her husband's revolver. This page mainly has pictures featuring people with things being scraped or piles of scrap. Storz and Hamms players, an Omaha Gun club, Fuchs players, and Boy Scout Troop 196 are in the pictures.
Date 1942-07-27
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.