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Catalog Number 10387-22-(19)
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 14 and 15 on one side and August 11 and 12 on the other. Highlights from Aug 14 and 15 include an article about the Salvage Contest Standings, one that says the scrap drive passed 100 pound goal, and another says the scrap total was 95.94 pounds per person. Pictures include people posing with items being scraped and objects in scrap piles - including wheels and a slot machine. Articles from Aug 11 and 12 say the scrap total soars beyond 60,000 tons and that the scrap drive's success is getting high praises. Salvage Contest standings are shown as is a cartoon titled "The First of 48 Blackouts for Adolf!" Pictures include one of David City women, the Johnson 4-H Mechanics, and two Weeping Water boys.
Date 1942-08-11
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.