Sunday..Morning, March 22, 1953 Gainesville Daily Sun Gainesville,.Flord Page 5
Barbecue honors Van Fleet, old football players, EFS grads
LEFT: Maj. General Albert H. Blanding, former student at the old Florida Semi- Mrs. L. W. Jennings, Mrs. Mary Zetrouer Dreher, oldest co-ed, who attended the
nary, and former major general in the Florida National Guard, unveils a plaque Seminary from 1883 to 1885, and Mrs. J. F. Wagner.
marking the original site of the Seminary, forerunner of the University of Florida. CENTER: While Van Fleet addresses barbecue crowd, the wives look on from
The unveiling took place at a barbecue luncheon Friday, honoring alumni and former the side of the platform. Left to right are Mrs. Ralph Rhudy, wife of Col. Rhudy,
students of EFS, football players, coaches and athletic officials of the Gator teams head of the Air Force ROTC at the University; Mrs. J. Hillis Miller, wife of the
of 1923 and 1924, and General James A. Van Fleet. Looking on (standing, 1 to r) University president, and Mrs. Van Fleet Sr., wife of the honor guest. RIGHT:
are Mrs. Betty Duke Truby, Mrs. John B. Sutton, (nee Belva Floyd;) Mrs. R. University president, and Mrs. Van Fleet S., wife of the honor guest. RIGT:
Lee Montague, (nee Mary Floyd;1 Mrs. L. C. Lynch, Gainesville, member of the The old line-up of Gator players of 1923 and 1924 pose with their coaches and other
class of 1885, and R. C. Shufford. Atlanta, of the same class. Seated, (1 to r) are athletic officials of those years.
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FRONT ROW: (I to r): Frank Oosterhoudt, Joe Merrin, Carl Price, Red Alex-
ander, Robbie Robinson, General Van Fleet, Lamar Sarra, Clyde Norton, Cy Wil-
liams, Ralph Champlin, Spec Lightsey.
BACK ROW: Rex Farrior, John Bond, Owen Pittman, Stewart Pomperoy, Al-
ton Towles, Judge R. S. Cockrell, Edgar Jones, Dick Brown, Spic Stanley, Dr. R.
G. Manchester, Lawrence Case, Jack Matthews, Frank Wright, George Merrin,
Dr. G. F. Weber, J. D. Sibert Cowell, Tom Sebring, John A. Murphree, Frank Evans.
(Sun photos by Gregory.)