|These eleven agriculture students bought identical 1939
Ford Deluxe Tudor Sedans for $700 each when they graduated from API.
Salesman Joseph B. Sarver, Jr., later executive secretary of the Auburn
Alumni Association for more than 25 years, arranged for delivery at Atlanta
Ford plant as soon as they buyers had jobs with which to make the payments.
When he sold the cars, Sarver was working for Anderson Blackburn, who in
about 1930 began managing Auburn's first Ford agency. Sam Teague,
later an Auburn city councilman, also worked briefly as a salesman for
Blackburn. Blackburn was called "coach" by the football players,
and he let them borrow used and demonstrator cars for dates in the 1930s.
-- Photo: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sarver