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Group celebrating in front of the Founders Rock as construction begins on the Westwood campus

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Return to EDWARD A DICKSON 425 So Windsor Blvd. Los Angeles. Ead WH 7433 [Founder's Day] - "Let the Dirt Fly" - Group in front of "Founders Rock", cheer as first spadeful of earth is turned on new Westwood Campus. Rear row, left to right- Stephen Cunningham, Robert M Underhill, Robert Sibley,Mr Julius Wangenheim (President of Calif. Alumni Assn) Comptroller Robert Gordon Sproul, Dr Earl J Miller Front Row, (l to r) - Betty Hough (Doughty?) (no identified), Wm Neville, David Folz, Martin Manney Jr., Benton Metzler, Thelma Gibson, Helen Jackson, Natalie Bassett, Vickers Beall, Druzella Goodwin, Fred Houser, Joe Crail. Note included: "Let the Dirt Fly" Founders Rock is the heart of the University of California at Los Angeles. Here took place the dedication of the campus on October 25, 1926. Gathered at Westwood, virtually on the historic spot where Regent E.A. Dickson first conceived the idea of the new campus three years before, Governor Friend W Richardson, Regents, University officials and undergraduates stood bareheaded as the first flag to be raised on the campus caught the breeze and flew proudly overhead. Those undergraduates are today the "old grads" of today - who will be returning for the annual homecoming. In the group gathered at Founders Rock on that occasion were (left to right, first row): Betty Hough, (not identified), William Neville, David Folz, Martin Mnney Jr, Benton Metzler, Thelma Gibson, Helen Jackson, Natalie Bassett, Vickers Beall, Druzella Goodwin, Frederick Houser and Joe Crail; Upper row) Stephen W Cunningham (now City Councilman), Robert M Underhill (now Secretary of the Board of Regents), Robert Sibley (Manager Alumni Association), Julius Wangenheim (president Alumni Association) Robert Gordon Sproul (then Comptroller; now president of the University), and Dr Earl J Miller, dean of Men. (inscribed)

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