Not since 1902, when the late Willie Gocher plunged fully clad into the surf to test an ancient statute that forbade day light bathing as immoral, had there been such a commotion on a Sydney beach.
Known ever since as "the father of Australian surfing," Willie might have wished to deny his paternity last week.
Onto a crowded beach came shapely, 17-year-old Pauline Morgan in a bit of knotted nothingness that left her 99% nude.*
Playful, rope-wise males promptly tried to untie her, only to be trampled in the rush. Miss Morgan escaped, left her assailants nought but knots, then lost the...