Shoobie (1962)

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>From Newspaperarchive.
15 August 1962, Clearfield (PA) Progress, pg. 10, col. 2:
_College Students Flock to Ocean_
_City, N.J., Despite Its Strict Laws_
But there are almost as many boys as girls in town from Friday night  through
Sunday, while the "shoobies" are here.
These are boys, also mostly college students, who spend the summer within
driving distance of Ocean City and come here for the weekends.
They get the nickname from the term "shoebox lunchers," for people who come
to the shore for a day, bringing their lunches in shoeboxes, or more loosely
to  anyone who doesn't stay for at least a week.

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