Vol. 1, Edition 1. Camp Snelling, Minnesota October 18, 1934
To DAVID L. STONE, Brigadier General,
Commanding the Post at Fort Snelling,
Minnesota, this first issue of the MODEL
is respectfully dedicated by the peacetime army of young men of Headquarters
Company, Minnesota District, CCC.
F. R. FLANS TO CONTINUE J3CC.
In a letter to Robert Fechner, Corps,
direct or, acknowledging the former's en-:
thusiastic report on a recent visit to
125 camps in 10 western states, Pres. F.
D, Roosevelt said that he plans to continue the CCCs indefinately.
"This kind rf work must go on", Mr.
Roosevelt said. "I believe that the
nation feels that the work of these young:
men is so thoroughly justified And in
addition, the benefits to the men themselves are so clear that the actual cost
will be met without much opposition."
Fechner reported to the President
that'the cost of the CCCs during its
18 months of operation had amounted to
$443,000,000.00; $113,000,000 was paid
to allottees. Total paid $136,000,000
' The director al so added that after
numerous interviews with business men
and public officials, he did not meet
one individual who expressed a degroga-
tory opinion of the organization or' its
accomplishments. "On the contrary",
Fechner says,."Everyone with whom I
came in contact made an urgent plea for
more CCC camps".
SERGEANT BENNETT PROMOTED
Have you,seen our supply Sergeant's
• new stripes,yet? He was made 1st Sgt.
: of Company "D" on October 8th.
"Congratulations, "Sarge", The entire
company wishes to take this opportunity
to congratulate you on your new promotion.
HISTORY OF THIS COMPANY
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On April 29, 1933, the Supply Company
Minnesota District, CCC, was formed, con*
sisting of 1st Lieut. Hugh C. Johnson,
3rd Infantry, commanding; Sgt, Harold
Bennett, Company "A", 3rd Infantry, acting 1st Sergeant, and twenty-one men.
The company was rapidly expanded as time
went on in order to handle the ever increasing activities.
Early in 1934 the official designation of the company was changed to CCC
Headquarters Company, and the strength
brought up to between 200 and 300 men.
The first change in command took place
April 27, 1934, when Lieut. Johnson was
relieved by Lieut. Raymond A. Jensen.
The members of the company appropriately
displayed their respect and affection
for their retiring commanding officer
by presenting and installing a fine
radio in his automobile.
An enumeration of the duties performed by members of this company would
entail a detailed description of every
activity of the Civilian Conservation
Corps. Every hospital patient, every
discharged or enrolled man, each article
of rations, clothing and equipment,
special orders, CCC letters and instructions, all represent efforts cf members
of this company,
A knowledg-e of these duties would
indicate the necessity of well trained,
efficient and dependable personnel. To
enter and remain a member is indicative
that those qualifications have been met
by each and every man of this company.
There is pride in knowing that such a
high standard has been achieved and
maintained. It induces loyalty and a
faith in the organization and in each
other, a knowledge and a confidence in
self which will enable the members of
this exceptional organization to emerge,
supremely capable and confident, new
citizens and real Americans and ready to
master whatever life has in store for
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