Title: VCC, 1776, Wins First Place in 7th Corps Area


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Lake Andes has reason to feel honored that the Veteran Conservation Corps. No. 1776 has received the award from the Army and Navy of Washington, D. C. in a sponsered​ by this publication the highest scoring camp in the 7th corps area which incluudes​ 158 camps. From the 8 states, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Lake Andes, 1776 had the highest rating in the various points re-. The sanitation of the , preparing, and serving of the food, care of kitchen and mess halls and arrangement of tents from point . Sufficiency, bathing facilities and health protection also recreational stages and layout and beautification of ground were all considered for the final award. The Captain, H. will receive a gold medal and the men each a a bronze button.

Colonel Pendleton of Omaha was the inspecting officer and recommended this camp as the highest.

The local community can best speculate what the officers and men have accomplished in the weeks since the camp site was made in the alfalfa field east of the park.

It is now an attractive addition to the town and the community is justified that such an honor has been bestowed, possibly realizing more than others what the camp has accomplished. Each camp had only a limited amount of money to spend and careful management together with hard work has placed this camp at the top. The officers and the men are to be congratulated.