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Margaret Hulings / Margaret Richardson

Basketball, Fencing (B.A. '40, B.Ed. '50)

Margaret Richardson entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1938. During her four years on campus, she competed in basketball and fencing.

She played on the Huskiette basketball team for four years. An outstanding guard with the team, she led the team in scoring in numerous games. She was elected captain of the 1940-41 team.

Marg was a member of the fencing team for three years. She was the only female on the 1939 team and won all her bouts from Alberta fencers during her first competition.

She won a Major Athletic Award in 1941.

As well as competing in two varsity sports, Marg received a Major Social Award and served as President of the Women's Athletic Directorate in 1939-40.

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Gisele Kreuger / Gisele Rongve

Volleyball BEd'84

Gisele Rongve graduated from Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1979.

Gisele was a member of the women's volleyball team for five years. During this time she was selected Canada West All Star four times and a CIAU All Canadian for three years. She was selected the Most Valuable Player at the 1981 CIAU Championships. She was also selected a CIAU Tournament All Star in 1981 and 1984. While a member of the team, the Huskiettes captured two CIAU Championships. She was also a member of Canada's National Junior Volleyball Team.

In both 1981 and 1984, Gisele was awarded the Bob Staynor Trophy as the University's Outstanding Female Athlete.

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Dorothy Logan / Dorothy Rutherford

Basketball, Track and Field (B.H.Sc. '34)

Dorothy Rutherford graduated from Nutana Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1929. During her four years on campus she competed in basketball and track and field.

Dorothy was a four-year member of the track and field team. She was an outstanding track athlete excelling in the 220 yard dash and the broad jump. In her freshman year, she was named individual champion at the intervarsity meet.

She played with the Huskiette basketball team for four years. She was an outstanding shooter and led the team in scoring in numerous games.

As well as competing for two teams, Dorothy was a member of the University Athletic Directorate and served as Vice-President of the UAD for two years.

For her athletic achievements, Dorothy Rutherford was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1933.

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Arlene McGinn

Arlene McGinn / Arlene Raycroft

Basketball, Volleyball (B.Ed. '54)

Arlene Raycroft graduated from City Park Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1950. During her four years on campus, she competed in basketball and volleyball.

She played with the Huskiette basketball team for four years. In 1951-52 the team captured the Cecil Race Trophy emblematic of Western Canadian Intercollegiate basketball supremacy.

She played with the Huskiette volleyball team for four years. While member of the team, the team captured the Dr. Sam Landa Trophy two times as Western Canadian lntercollegiate volleyball champions.

In her third year she received the "Spirit of Youth Trophy". The trophy was awarded to her for best having demonstrated throughout her university career, outstanding qualities of leadership, good sportsmanship, idealism, character, academic ability and athletic ability.

As well as competing in two intervarsity sports Arlene served as President of the Women's Athletic Board.

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William Beattie Ramsey

William Beattie Ramsay

Born on a homestead near Lumsden N.W.T. in 1895, Beattie Ramsay literally grew from Saskatchewan's grass roots to earn an Olympic Gold Medal for Canada.

He learned his hockey at Lumsden, Regina, and Toronto, then served 3 years as a pilot overseas in WWI. He returned to Captain the University of Toronto Blues to University and O.H.A. Championships in 1920, and then in 1921 to the Allan Cup, emblematic of amateur hockey supremacy in Canada.

He then joined the Toronto Granites who won the Allan Cup in 1923, and were selected to represent Canada at the 1924 Winter Olympics at Chamonix, France. Outscoring their opponents 88-3, they won Canada's first hockey gold medal.

He then coached Princeton University prior to signing with the first Toronto Maple Leaf team in 1927, where he was paired on defence with "Hap" Day.

Returning to Saskatchewan, he coached the great Prince Albert Minto teams in the thirties, and later the Regina Aces.

In 1946 Ramsay was instrumental in the reorganization of the Regina Pats Hockey Club, and served as President until his sudden passing in 1952.

As an athlete and a builder, Beattie Ramsay leaves a legacy to our Province which will long be remembered and much admired.

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Date: 1895

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Donald Rawson

Donald Strathearn (Doc) Rawson was an outstanding athlete, a successful coach and a founding father of wrestling in Saskatchewan.

Doc Rawson was a member of the University of Toronto wrestling team from 1922 to 1928 - at the same time earning his doctorate degree in Biology. During this period he won the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union 147 Pound Weight Class Championship three times.

In 1928 Doc joined the staff of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and the following year formed a wrestling club at the University.

In 1936 Dr. Rawson organized the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Wrestling Competition. During his tenure as intercollegiate wrestling coach, Doc amassed a record of eleven conference championships and only three defeats.

The "Doc" continued as wrestling coach at the University until 1952 - a total of 22 wrestling seasons.

Installed in the Hall of Fame on April 1, 1978.

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Date: [between 1946 and 1961]

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Charlie Rayner

Born in Sutherland on August 11th, 1920, Chuck played his minor hockey in Saskatoon capped off by a Saskatchewan midget championship in 1935. After a year with the 1936-37 Saskatoon Wesleys, Rayner moved on to the Kenora Thistles but returned when the Wesleys put together a strong club for the 1938-39 campaign. The Wesleys folded however, and Rayner went back to Kenora.

In the spring of 1940, Rayner helped the Thistles get to the Memorial Cup Final but they lost to the Oshawa Generals. In 1940-41 Chuck turned pro with the Springfield Indians but did play 12 games for the parent New York Americans. He played with the Americans again in the 1941-42 season then spent the rest of his pro career with the New York Rangers. He retired in 1954. In 425 regular games Rayner recorded 33 shut-outs. He won the Hart Trophy in 1950 and was selected three times to the NHL second all-star team.

He was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1973. In 1985, he was named to the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1967 he was named to the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.

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Doug Redl

Football BSPE'82, BEd'83

Doug Redl graduated from Evan Hardy Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1974.

Doug was a member of the Huskie football team for four years playing on the offensive line. He was selected a Canada West All Star in 1976 and 1977 as an offensive guard. His career with the Huskies was highlighted in 1977 when he was selected a CIAU All Canadian and picked for the team to represent Canada in the first CAN-AM BOWL game in Tampa, Florida, against a collection of U.S. College All-Stars.

Doug went on to play professional football in the Canadian Football League for four years with Toronto and Hamilton. His career was cut short by a serious knee injury.

Doug served as an assistant coach with the Huskies for the 1984 season.

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George Reed

The all-time greatest fullback in the Canadian Football League, George Reed, played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for 1 3 seasons from the time he joined them in 1963 until his voluntary retirement in May, 1976.

His early football career started at the junior high school level in Renton, Washington, and continued on through college at Washington State University. Since becoming a professional at age 21 George has amassed not only the respect of fans everywhere but numerous awards and records, the most impressive of which are: Most yards gained while rushing (16,116 yds ); the Most touchdowns by rushing (134) and Most touchdowns scored (137). He was named as All Canadian running back for 9 seasons, was named to the Western Conference All Star Team 11 times, participated in four Grey Cup Games (including the 1966 victory over the Ottawa Roughriders), gained over 1,000 yards 11 times during his 13-year career and was a member of five consecutive All Star Games teams from 1970-1974 He was a winner of the Schenley Award for Most Outstanding Player in the CFL in 1965 and was runner-up in 1968 and 1969. In 1975 George was awarded the Tom Pate Memorial Trophy by the Canadian Football League Players' Association for outstanding playing ability combined with community service George's jersey #34 is permanently retired in the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame on September 13, 1979.

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Date: 1975.

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Bobby Reid

Bobby Reid was born in 1890 in Hamilton, Scotland and has been active in sport ever since coming to Saskatoon in 1913.

From 1914 to 1926, he played soccer with the Saskatoon Thistles, the CNR soccer club, and the Fifth Battalion soccer club. In 1916, he boxed for and was also the physical instructor for the 96th Highlanders. His next 16 months were spent in the employ of the New York America's hockey team as trainer and physio-therapist. Upon returning to Saskatoon in 1935, Bobby was active as a player, coach, trainer, manager, and administrator of many local sports until his recent retirement. This activity included involvement with boxer Ozzie Herlen, Golden Gloves Boxing Club, Theatricles Soccer Club, Saskatoon Thistles Soccer Club, Maymount Rangers, Saskatoon Hearts Soccer Club, Legion Soccer Club, Saskatoon Ahepa Soccer Club, Gems Girls Fastball Team, Saskatoon Hilltops Amateur Football Junior Team, Adilman Aces Basketball Team, and the Saskatoon Commodores Amateur Baseball Team.

Installed in the Hall of Fame on March 24,1979.

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Robert Reid

Dr. Robert D. Reid started playing golf early. By the time he was in collegiate he was the intercollegiate golf champion, 1938, at Summerlea, Montreal, and in 1939 won the same title at York Downs, Toronto. He is the only western player to win these titles. In Saskatchewan golf history Dr. Reid has the distinction of winning three major events: Junior champion, 1934; Saskatchewan Amateur for five years and Saskatchewan Senior, 1973.

He was a member of the Willingdon team for six years, member Canadian Army Team Overseas, 1945 and was 3rd low amateur in Canadian Open in Winnipeg, 1952. In forty years playing Dr. Reid has won numerous regional, city and club titles in North and South. Dr. Reid served six years in the Army, four overseas. For outstanding service he received a citation from field marshall Montgomery.

He was President Saskatchewan Golf Association and served on the executive for some years, worked with junior development, two years, Vice-President Saskatchewan Dental Association, Councilor and Vice-President College of Dental Surgeons (Sask). Active in community work he was President of the Prince Albert Kiwanis Club in 1956.

Installed in the Hall of Fame on March 22, 1975.

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Caren Reindl

Caren (Rathie) Reindl was one of Saskatchewan's brightest stars in sprinting in the 1970s, achieving provincial high school records, emerging as a strong Canadian junior age class performer and having a hand in five Canadian records.

She was born in Saskatoon, attended Howard Coad elementary school and became interested in track and field while attending Mount Royal Collegiate. While at Mount Royal, she set city and provincial high school records in the 100, 200 and 400 metre runs in 1973 and again in 1974 and she won aggregate honors in her age class in her final three years in high school.

In December 1973, she set a Saskatchewan indoor record in the junior 400 metre race at the Knights of Columbus Games and was voted Saskatchewan's outstanding athlete of the meet. Then, at the 1977 Knights of Columbus Games, she won the invitational 400 metres, shared in a relay record and was voted the top invitational athlete of the meet.

She set a Canadian indoor record in the 300 metres at Edmonton in 1974; a Canadian junior record at 200 metres in 1976; and three times, she would be part of Saskatchewan teams which set Canadian relay records.

She competed in the Canadian Olympic trials in 1976 finishing sixth in the 400 metres, and would later run for Canada in meets like the Freedom Games at San Diego, the North American junior championships in Mexico City and a dual meet against the Soviet Union indoors in March, 1979.

In the meet against the Soviets, Reindl was only one of two Canadians who won a gold medal, winning the 400 metres.

Injuries to her neck and body in a 1980 car crash shortened her competitive career but she returned to the sport as a sprints coach at the Riversdale Track and Field Club. She is now competing at a Masters level provincially.

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Ray Remmen

Ray Remmen was born in Saskatoon on May 28, 1947, was raised in Hanley but returned to make his home in Saskatoon in 1967.

By the time he was eight years old, Remmen was jogging and training horses with his grandfather, Art Hunter of Hanley. He drove his first race at the age of 16 at Ladner, B.C. By the late 1960s, Remmen was training and driving at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon and also campaigned on the Alberta circuit. His brothers, Larry and Gord, were also involved in the family racing business. Remmen won the Western Canadian pacing derby three times. At Edmonton in 1975 with a horse, Stormin' Stephen, he posted the first-ever sub two-minute mile in Western Canada.

He later shipped his stable to Windsor, Ont. and in 1976, landed on the scene at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He has won just about every honor possible in New York.

He won the Hambletonian with Shiaway Pat in 1981; the $1.3-million Woodrow Wilson Stakes with Grade One in 1985; and had a remarkable 1990 with a horse called Beach Towel.

Remmen and Beach Towel won the 45th edition of the Little Brown Jug, which is harness racing's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby. They also won the Breeders Crown at Pompano Beach, Florida; the Molson feature at Montreal Blue Bonnets; and the American-National Stakes at Chicago in the fastest mile ever recorded on a Chicago track. He is the only driver ever to win the Woodrow Wilson, Peter Haughton Memorial and Hambletonian, three of the major stake races in the United States.

He was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame in 1991.

In Remmen's career, he has driven more than 2,600 winners and his purse earnings have gone over the $30-million mark.

He and his wife, Shirley, have two daughters, Kati and Tammy, and they lived in Westwood, New Jersey.

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Keith Rever

Keith Rever grew up in the province, attending Luther High School and the University of Saskatchewan. At any early age, he demonstrated a desire to excel in academics, music and sports. At Luther, he received the Principal's Gold Medal for general proficiency. Next, he graduated from university with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He studied the violin for many years and played for the Regina Symphony Orchestra from 1952 to 1954. Keith's commitment to academics and music did not prevent him from participating and excelling in various sports. From an early age, he was involved in hockey, basketball, and golf. In his adult years, he has officiated and served on executives for basketball and golf on a local, provincial, national and international level. He has worked for SaskPower since 1960 and is presently Vice-President, Transmission and Distribution. Keith and his wife Marianne have two children.

Throughout his lifetime, Keith Rever has been recognized as a skilled sportsman and builder. Already, he is recognized in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and Museum as an athlete - he was a member of the champion 1964 Willingdon Cup team; this year Keith is acknowledged for his contributions to golf as a builder. Locally, he has been on the Board of Directors of the Wascana Country Club for 15 years and acted as President in 1980. In serving the Saskatchewan Golf Association, he has been a member of the Board of Directors (since 1962), and was President (1972-73). At the national level, Keith has been involved extensively with the Royal Canadian Golf Association as Executive Committee Member (1976-1988), Governor (1976-85), and President (1989). Among his many efforts, he was instrumental in establishing the Canadian Pro-Am Championship as a national tournament. Internationally, he has offered exceptional leadership. Keith represented Canada at the 1989 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, the 1989 British Open, and the 1989 World Golf Conference at St. Andrews, Scotland. In addition, he captained a Canadian team at Japan's Pacific Team Championships and met with golf officials from Japan, Australia and New Zealand while there.

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Ernie Richardson

Ernie started curling competitively in 1953. In 1959 he skipped his all-Richardson rink of Sam, Wes, and Arnold, to the Canadian Mens Curling Championship and the first World Curling title.

He successfully retained both the Canadian and World Championships the following year with the same rink membership. This feat was duplicated by the team in 1962. An unprecedented fourth Canadian championship and World championship was won in 1963 by the Ernie Richardson rink which now had Mel Perry in place of Arnold, who had withdrawn from the rink because of health reasons.

Ernie Richardson guided his rink to a fifth Saskatchewan title in 1964 and was second in the Canadian Brier that year.

During this period and in the years which followed his rink captured scores of titles and awards in various local, regional and national bonspiels; including car Spiels, and a "Masters" title.

At time of installation citation read September 25, 1971.

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Glenn Richardson

Glenn Richardson helped the Saskatoon Merchants win the Western Canada men's softball championship in 1948. He has been a three-time provincial men's curling finalist. He has shot three holes-in-one in golf. And he's been active, in varying years, in hockey, football, baseball, track and field, basketball, tennis, soccer, badminton and bowling.

He was a player, coach and manager with the Merchants when they reached the Western Canada final in 1947 and then, a year later, they won the title.

He skipped Saskatoon rinks to victory in the first and fourth of the famous Hub City Bondspiels, lost one Nipawin car final to Howard Wood of Winnipeg, and was beaten in three provincial finals, twice to the Campbells of Avonlea and once to the Richardsons of Regina.

His three aces in golf led to long time activity which included stints as president of the Saskatoon Riverside Club and the Saskatchewan Golf Association.

He played on a Saskatoon Wesley junior hockey team which folded early in the 1938 season and he went to Brandon to become a star player. Service in the Royal Canadian Navy interrupted what might have been a National Hockey League career and he later returned to Saskatoon to play senior hockey.

In football, he played junior for the Saskatoon Collegians, who were provincial finalists in 1938.

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Date: September 18, 1962.

Photographer: Hillyard, Leonard A.

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Len Richardson

When the Saskatoon Hilltops reorganized for the 1947 season, Len Richardson was the club's first manager. He held that post for four years. He remained on the Hilltop board of directors for many years. He was the club's best ambassador and worked on many projects, especially the re-unions. His work with the Hilltops was gratefully appreciated and he was granted a lifetime membership by the team.

Len also worked for the Saskatoon Playgrounds Association as a member of the board. He served as president of the Saskatoon Men's Softball League. When the Cairns Field Softball re-union became a reality in September, 1979, a big "thank you" was extended to Len Richardson for his initiative, enthusiasm and hard work in getting the project off the ground.

In 1965 he was selected as Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year. He was honored as a builder in 1982 by Century Saskatoon and was inducted in 1986 into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame.

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Walt Riddell

Walt was born in Coburg, Ontario and came to Saskatoon in 1922. He joined the Star-Phoenix as a reporter in April 1928, and in November was added to the Sports staff. His love of sports was too strong even though he attained a law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1919. He worked in several editorial positions before retiring in 1962. He continued with the Star-Phoenix, supervising provincial news copy and writing sport columns. His last column appeared in 1974. Four years later, Riddell died on Feb. 3rd at the age of 80.

Golf, curling and horse racing were his favorites. It was through his efforts that Saskatoon was selected to host the Canadian Men's curling championship in 1946. In 1953 when Saskatoon hosted the Canada schoolboy championships Walt was its chairman. In golf he launched a high school competition and for 17 years was the drawmaster at the Lobstick tournament at Waskesiu. Walt was a member of the Saskatoon Exhibition Sports Committee from 1929 to 1968.

In 1968, Riddell was the Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year. He was named to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1976 and in 1989 was named to the Saskatoon Hall of Fame.

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Born in Coburg, Ontario, Walt Riddell came to Saskatchewan in 1922. He joined the Star-Phoenix as a reporter in April, 1928, and joined the sports staff in November of the same year.

Golf and curling are his main fields of interest and it has been through his efforts that both sports have experienced amazing growth not only in Saskatoon but throughout the province.

In 1946, he was a member of the brier publicity committee when the national curling championships were held in Saskatoon.

In 1953, he was chairman of the committee in charge of the National School Boy curling championships.

When the brier returned to Saskatoon again in 1965, Walt was co-chairman of the committee.

Walt was one of the driving forces behind the Saskatchewan Golf Association Junior Development program and served as the first secretary of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Golf Association..

He was named the Saskatoon Kinsmen's Club sportsman of the year in 1968. In 1972, he was made an honorary life member of the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club and the Dairy Pool's Fitness Foundation award winner.

At time of installation citation read March 27,1976.

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Date: May 14, 1951.

Photographer: Hillyard, Leonard A.

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Gwen Ridout

Gwen Wall Ridout was born in Saskatoon in January, 1963, had an early interest in track and as early as Grade 3, was a member of a 4x100 metre relay city championship team. Gwen won a Saskatoon elementary school 800 metres in record time in Grade 8 and was a standout in high school, only once ever losing a hurdles event at the provincial level.

She was a member of four Canada West championship teams, with coach Lyle Sanderson, set five Canada West records and was the only person ever to win the Ethel Catherwood trophy four times. She was also Canadian Intercollegiate hurdles champion five times and won five other medals.

Gwen won the Canadian hurdles championship four times and with the help of coach Brian Clark, started to make an impact on international teams. She made the British Commonwealth teams in 1982 and 1986, getting a fourth at Edinburgh in 1986. Twice she represented Canada at the Pan-American Games, winning bronze in the 400 metres and a silver with the relay team in Venezuela in 1983 and also competing at Indianapolis in 1987. One of her greatest races was at the World Student Games in Edmonton in 1983 where she won a bronze medal and set a Canadian of 56.10 seconds which stood for nine years.

Gwen has won the Saskatchewan athlete of the month award, athlete of the year award, two Saskatchewan government achievement awards. She broke more than 15 Saskatchewan records, the Canadian junior 400 metre hurdles record three times and has broken 11 Canadian senior records.

Gwen, her husband Brian and two children, Paige and Jay, now live in Calgary.

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Al Ritchie

Born in Ontario, Al came to Regina with the Ritchie family before the First World War. He was active in baseball and lacrosse.

He was coach of the Regina Roughriders in the swashbuckling days of senior football when they ruled the west year after year. He coached both junior football and hockey teams of the Regina Pats, and is the only man in history to have won national championships in both.

In 1965 he was named to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Six years earlier, Al was honored at the Grey Cup Dinner at Vancouver for his contribution to football.

Ritchie's team won 56 consecutive games and nine western championships but never the Grey Cup. Al insisted on challenging the East for the cup when the East was loaded with football talent. He coached four straight Grey Cup losers, 1929-32, but it was his persistence and fighting spirit that laid the groundwork for the present East-West rivalry.

He played a major role in organizing the Regina Pats, a junior football club, and his interest spilled over into hockey. He coached the Pats and they won the Memorial Cup in 1925. After his success in 1925, Ritchie moved to senior ranks but was instrumental in Pats' march to a second Memorial Cup victory in 1928. He won the Memorial Cup again in 1930.

At time of installation citation read October 31,1966.

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