AUSTRALIA: After Willie

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...

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