Sport: Duke

The long combers of the Pacific were holding their usual stately parade into Laguna Beach, Calif. Luxuriating on the sands lay seminaked figures, brown with bathing, supple with youth, ripple-thewed from exercise. Watching the rollers lazily, the loafing ones would watch little figures scooting shoreward at the forefoot of a comber, lying flat in the foam or poised excitingly erect on flying surf boards.

Out through the surf put a gasoline launch, the Thelma, with a fishing party aboard. The beach crowd watched her careen on the breakers, herded to the water's edge when...

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