Gay Bachelors

At Springfield, Mass., amateur oarsmen stripped off their clothes, put their shells in the Connecticut River, stepped their sweeps, held the 52nd national amateur rowing regatta. When they unstepped their sweeps, lifted out their shells, put on their clothes, the Bachelors' Barge Club of Philadelphia had won the Barnes trophy for the club championship.

Of all the gay Bachelors, W. E. Garrett Gilmore was the gayest. Not only had he contributed heavily to his club's point total by winning the Association singles sculling event and finishing second...