Elmer Davis (January 13, 1890 to May 18, 1958) was famous as a news broadcaster but he saw himself firstly as a writer. FDR put him in charge of the Office of War Information during the war.
Elmer Davis said
"...the only identification that would be inscribed on any cat's collar would be - This is the cat's cat."
This was in an article "On Being Kept by a Cat" which Harpers published in September of 1938. He also wrote there that cats have a reputation for being evil and cruel. That's true, said Davis, and they have many other fine qualities also.