FDR visits API
Date: 1937 Size: 470x279 pixels
API President L.N. Duncan welcomed FDR with a handshake as the visitor's Cadillac stopped behind the Quad Dorms.  President Roosevelt got a booming ovation from the crowd occupying special bleachers when he started his speech with the familiar, "My friends."  In his address he urged Auburn students to work toward helping the South become self-sufficient.  He also said he had been strictly neutral about the Auburn-Georgia football game, noting that he was a part-time resident of Warm Springs, Georgia, but added: "Perhaps (next fall) I shall lean a little bit more toward Auburn."  Auburn beat Georgia 7-0 in Columbus eight months later.
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