[Ads-l] "care package"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 9 23:35:10 EDT 2021


Excellent work, Ben. I am not sure how this 1944 citation fits into
the timeline for "Care package".

Date: October 5, 1944
Newspaper: The Daily Messenger
Newspaper Location: Canandaigua, New York
Article: BO Class Seats New Officers; Hears Reports
Quote Page 3, Column 4
Database: Newspapers.com

Original text contains the misspelling of "supervosion" for "supervision"

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/77406980/carepackage/

[Begin excerpt]
Mrs. Benedict, treasurer, revealed that over $600
had been paid out for various projects, including $150 for the church
improvement fund; $100 to Baxter seminary, a mission school in
Tennessee; $60 to World Service fund; $50 to Oliver Vogt, former
Canandaiguan, now of Kagoshima Japan, for articles for 50 children
under his supervosion; $50 for five Care packages sent to Europe;
$50 for the Canandaigua Salvation Army; $25 for the community
Chest and $35 for the local Red Cross chapter.
[End excerpt]

Garson

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 8:47 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> My latest Wall St. Journal column commemorates the 75th anniversary of the
> first "CARE packages," later known more familiarly as "care packages."
>
> https://www.wsj.com/articles/care-package-aid-in-a-box-from-wartime-to-summer-camp-11620339738
> Archived (non-paywalled) version: https://archive.is/FeeI3
>
> The OED3 draft entry for "care package" (Nov. 2010) starts with this
> bracketed cite:
>
> [1945 Washington Post 16 Dec. iii. 7/3 CARE'S packages will be made up
> either here or abroad.]
>
> That article, written by Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, first appeared in the New
> York Herald Tribune on Dec. 9, 1945, p. II4, col. 1 (available on ProQuest).
>
> The first non-bracketed OED cite is from May 13, 1946. Here's an antedating
> to March:
>
> ---
> https://www.newspapers.com/clip/77034660/care-packages/
> Philadelphia Inquirer, Mar. 25, 1946, p. 7, col. 4
> The volunteers will ask benefactors to sponsor "Care Packages" which will
> provide food for one person for 30 days.
> ---
>
> OED sense 2 ("A gift package sent to a person who is away from home for an
> extended period, often containing his or her favourite foods") is dated to
> 1965. Here are a few cites from the '50s:
>
> ---
> https://www.newspapers.com/clip/77066493/care-package/
> Des Moines Register, Jan. 21, 1954, p. 20, col. 1
> Harlan Miller, "Over the Coffee"
> Hearkening to the plaints of college boys & girls home on holiday, who
> complain food at the campus isn't like the chow at home, our youngest
> overflows with sympathy. "Maybe life'd be better," he suggested, "if your
> Mom or Dad sent you a CARE package occasionally?"
> ---
> https://www.newspapers.com/clip/77065680/care-packages-from-home/
> Hammond (Ind.) Times, Aug. 18, 1955, p. B5, col. 4
> "'Going to College?' Purdue Student Gives Views on Money Problems"
> Then too, those CARE packages from home and "coke-dates" can add extra
> poundage.
> ---
> https://archive.org/details/illiwoco1958macm/page/28/mode/1up
> Illiwoco (MacMurray College yearbook), 1959, p. 28 (photo caption)
> Jean Tobey shares a "CARE" package from home with a crowd of sophomore
> friends.
> ---
>
> --bgz
>
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