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Catalog Number 10387-22-(6)
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 6" Highlights include an article and photos of scrapping in Holdgrege. Another article discusses Omaha Elks giving World War I relics to the cause. There are also articles about Boy Scouts, 35 cars being scrapped, and a photo of tires collected in Millard. One of the articles is suggesting that a statue of a baseball player, known as Bosco, in Elmwood Park in Omaha. On the reverse, there are scrap totals by county. In addition to articles about the scrap drive, there are photos of the Hall County scrap depot, Burlington Railroad employees hauling scrap on a handcar, and a car with a "This is not Scrap" and "The Hell It's Not!" signs.
Date 1942-08-06
Material paper (newsprint), ink
Made Omaha World Herald
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Douglas), Omaha
Height (in) 23
Width (in) 17
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.