History

Building an Athletic Act for the Stage – Strength Magazine – August, 1926

The moment a young athlete acquires any ability, he wants to display it. He becomes in demand for local smokers, concerts and other performances, and by such displays, apart from creating a name for himself, he is building a better body and at the same time bringing out the artistic talent that is within him. Each appearance makes him more deft or finished in every stunt, and only by such public appearances does he recognize the value of polish. The spectators are quick to appreciate this quality, and they applaud the finished touch of each stunt to a greater extent than the stunt itself, which is often beyond them.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas