[Ads-l] "care package"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 9 23:49:49 EDT 2021


It appears that the entire newspaper issue is misdated within the
newsprint itself. The year specified in the header for each page says
1944, but some of the newspaper articles suggest that the year is
really 1948.

In the past I have seen some inaccurate header dates in newspapers,
but this type of error is extreme.
Garson

On Sun, May 9, 2021 at 11:35 PM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 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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