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Civilian Conservation Corps 1938
5438th Company Camp Hackamore F-3
Canby, CA
(taken from a 1938 yearbook owned by Hazel Gendron)

(Pictures at the bottom)

 
Members
History
Abney, George 
Abstance, Horace 
Agner, John 
Aldrich, Paul 
Alexander, William 
Anderson, Homer 
Attaway, Austin 
Bagley, Thomas 
Bagwell, Claude 
Bailey, Jim C. 
Bales, Douglas 
Barker, Homer 
Barker, Lockard 
Bassett, Charlie 
Blackmon, Joe 
Blalock, Hilton 
Bordelon, Luther 
Bradley, Jim 
Braswell, Gwin 
Brouillette, Walton 
Burgess, George 
Bush, John 
Camp, Louie 
Chaffin, Bud 
Clayton, Carl 
Cockrell, Wilbur 
Collins, Edward 
Collins, Willie 
Cox, Knight 
Crow, Willie 
Daniel, Robert 
Daniels, Wiley 
Davis, Emory 
Davis, Tom 
Dempsey, Jewell 
Dickson,Jesse 
Dopson, Charlie 
Drawdy, J. B. 
Driver, Buddy 
Dyer, James 
Ellis, Arthur 
Ellison, Alfred 
Fields, B. W. 
Finley, John 
Ford, Nolan 
Fricks, Durell 
Fulton, William 
Gardner, Bernard 
Garren, Edwin 
Gatlin, Willis 
Gayton, Herman 
Gilmore, Robert 
Glawson, Thomas 
Gray, Alton 
Greer, George 
Hammett, Leon 
Harrison, Reuben 
Hawkins, Gewin 
Heaton, Eugene 
Herlong, Lloyd 
Holloman, William 
Horton, William 
Humphries, Dean 
Hunnicutt, Fred 
Jackson, Brewster 
Jackson, Willie 
Jones, Arthur 
Jones, Chesley 
Jones, Frank 
Key, Orville 
Lawrence, Stanford 
Long, Harold 
Love, Bert 
Malone, John 
Maroney, Benjamin 
Mason, Lonzo 
Mays, Vernon 
McCormick, Albert 
McFall, Emmett 
McNair, George 
McWaters, Wyatt 
Mellon, Roy 
Miller, Grady 
Minshew, Harbin 
Mitchell, Ernest 
Moody, Jack 
Morgan, Loyd 
Muns, Johnnie 
Murray, Barney 
Nelson, Robert 
Norton, Willis 
Padgett, B. W. 
Parker, Arvel 
Peppers, Harley 
Powell, Joseph 
Powell, Robert 
Prather, Ralph 
Presley, Floyd 
Reynolds, Charles 
Sanders, W. R. 
Sauls, Leonard 
Scott, Charles 
Scott, Singleton 
Scott, Wallace 
Seigler, Bill 
Stanley, Frank 
Stone, Allen 
Stone, M. B. 
Suell, J. C. 
Tierce, Thomas 
Vinson, Floyd 
Waldrop, J. D. 
Waller, Robert 
Wells, Horace 
West, Chester 
West, Julius 
White, Johnnie 
Whiteside, John 
Whitley, Arlie 
Wooten, Obie 
Company 5438, CCC, was organized May 12, 1936, at the conditioning camp, Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, with Capt. Russel F. Blades, Cav.-Res., in Command, and Lieut. William H. Blytt, Inf.-Res., as Junior Officer. The company was composed of eight enrollees who served as cadre, and one hundred thirty-seven rookies. After spending two weeks in conditioning, the members of the company entrained on May 25, 1936, for Camp A-3Md., Beltsville, Maryland, arriving May 27. 

Camp A-3-Md., located in the National Agricultural Research Center, near Washington, D. C., was previously occupied by a Third Corps Area Company. The work project was under the supervision of E. H. Bowen, Camp Superintendent, who was transferred four months later, and replaced by Harry E. Hughes. Upon arrival of the company, E. H. Covell was assigned as Camp
Educational Adviser, and continued in that capacity until succeeded by George W. Burroughs, September 15, 1936. 

Under the guidance of Mr. Burroughs a comprehensive educational program was carried on. An athletic held was constructed and full equipment procured for the various sports. Four evenings a week were devoted to academic and vocational studies. Correlated job instruction classes were taught two nights each week. 

Proximity to the Nation's Capitol afforded the men of the company an unusual opportunity to visit places of historic and scenic interest. Frequent recreational trips were made to these places. 

Captain Blades was relieved of command February 15, 1937, and was succeeded by Capt. Hall S. Crain. Six weeks later Captain Crane went off duty and Lieutenant Blytt, then Junior Officer, received his appointment as Company Commander. 

On October 3, 1937, word was received that the company was to be transferred to the Ninth Corps Area. Three days later the westward trek began. Four days and three nights of  cross-continental travel afforded an experience that few men of the company will ever forget. About 11:00 o'clock Friday, October the 10th, 1937, under cover of darkness, the journey was ended. Camp Hackamore, our destination, had been reached. Camp Hackamore was found to be one of the most ideally situated camps of the West. While somewhat distant from any large city, it is not so isolated as to prohibit one or more recreation trips each week to nearby towns. 

Under the supervision of Mr. Winfred L. Gier, Camp Educational Adviser, a well-rounded out educational program has been put into effect. Academic and vocational subjects, correlated job instruction, the arts and crafts, and correspondence courses constitute one of the best educational programs of the Corps Area. A library of nearly three thousand volumes together with current
magazines and newspapers give the men of the company an opportunity to enjoy the best in literature. Movies are shown in the recreation hall, and the company has the use of both silent and sound equipment. Outdoor sports, such as volleyball, basketball, and hiking afford the men clean, wholesome sport, and twice weekly basketball games are played in the Alturas High School
gymnasium. 

The wild life of this section of the country is of special interest to the nature-loving members of the company. There was great excitement in camp one morning when a herd of deer was discovered browsing near the infirmary. Later, it was learned that it was not at all unusual for even larger herds to be seen in and about camp. 

Two work projects are now under way. The construction of the Canby-Hackamore telephone line, under the direction of Foreman Holmes will be completed about the middle of March, and the construction of the Moditz Road, in charge of Foreman Sherman, will receive the finishing touches about the same time. Both foremen are old "hands" at the game, and are able to give the most valuable of information to the men on the job. Weekly, correlated instruction is offered by all members of the technical service, and more than two-thirds of the company take advantage of the chance to improve themselves. 

Replacements gave Camp Hackamore representatives from nine of the Southern States, when, on October the 24th, 1937, ninety-three new men arrived, bringing the company strength up to one hundred sixty-four. 

The present staff of the company includes: 1st Lieut. William H. Blytt, Commanding Officer; 2nd Lieut. James C. Kemp, Adjutant; Mr. Winfred L. Gier, Educational Adviser; Mr. Frank W. Kauffman, Project Superintendent; and Technicians Roland B. Sherman, Harold H. Holmes, Roy R. Rauh, Anthony A. Silveira, Francis G. Gassaway, Daniel J. Seibert, Joseph McAnally, and Gordon G. Dixon.



Officers 


First Lt. William H. Blytt - Inf-Res. - Commanding Officer
Second Lt. James C. Kemp - Inf-Res. - Junior Officer
Winfred L. Gier - CEA
Mr. Frank W. Kauffman - Project Superintendent 



Technical Personnel 


Mr. Roland B. Sherman 
Mr. Gordon Dixon
Mr. Daniel J. Seibert 
Mr. Joseph C. Mcanally
Mr. Lennox J. Desselles


All Southern Oregon and Nothern California Camps from 1938 yearbook
Ninth District Camps and locations in 1938 and description