International: Kid Glove Contest

Country clubs were torn into factions, Yalemen turned against Harvardmen. Vanderbilts against Harrimans, horsemen against non-horsemen. Manhasset against Sagamore Hill in the ist Congressional District of New York last week. Even the several hundred thousand plain people inhabiting Long Island were aware that an unusual contest was being waged between curly-headed, soft-eyed Cornelius Vanderbilt ("Sonny"') Whitney* and big. bluff Robert Low Bacon for the latter's seat in Congress. The opponents handled their campaigns with kid rather than loaded gloves, but each bestirred himself...

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