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Catalog Number 10387-22-(17)
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 17, 18, and 19. Highlights include an article about Nebraska's per capita average for scrap boosted to 889.93 pounds and another says that the Omaha scrap pile was sold for $25,000 and the proceeds where given to charity. The top picture is of Sam Epstein and G.R. McGargill standing on Omaha's scrap pile; their firm bought Omaha's donated scrap for $25,000. There is also a picture of the check - written out to Mr. and Mrs. Omaha. The other side has news and picture published on August 16. One of the pictures show children hauling scrap who received free tickets to the circus for gathering at least 25 pounds of scrap. Another shows Western and Roy Beem, jr. who were declared champions in Grant country for collecting almost 3 tons of scrap. Another picture shows Mel Condron (who gave 5 gallons of ice cream to Mullen youngsters in return for scrap) and Bob Long, both of who brought in a lot of scrap for Hooker County. One article claims Dundy country 4-H scrappers won 'Ak' prize and another says that the state scrap pile is growing - per capita average at 102.52 pounds.
Date 1942-08-17
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.