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Paul Coates, Feb. 14, 1961

February 14, 2011 |  1:55 pm


  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.

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  Feb. 14, 1961, Paul Coates