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Paul Coates, Feb. 14, 1961


  Feb. 14, 1961, Mirror Cover  

Feb. 14, 1961: Officials of Birmingham College of Advanced Technology in England approved a fund-raiser for women's athletic programs in which male students could win a female student for the night. But the male students rejected the idea. And the whole affair serves as a point of departure for Paul Coates. 

Evidently the women were undeterred and said "We'll fine other males interested in winning a girl for the night," according to a UPI story. And it should be noted that college officials approved the idea after being assured that no impropriety would be involved.

The Boys Object to a Coed Raffle

  Feb. 14, 1961, Paul Coates  

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I fear Mr. Coates got his knickers in a twist on this one. However, being a former "ink stained wretch" I know that deadlines loom and ya gotta write about something. He should have kept his pecker (spirits) up, as our British friends say, and he should have known that if you want to date a bird (lady) you should knock her up (knock on her door, go calling on her.) Two countries separated by a commn language, as Winston said. Cherio.


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