American Continental Weight Lifters’ Association Notes – Strength Magazine – June, 1927

The night of April 2nd was the occasion for quite an unusual show, so far as weightlifting events go, and any one who was willing to brave the damp, rainy weather was well repaid for venturing out on this night. The crowds, for the most part at the Philadelphia shows, are composed of a high percentage of out-of-towners, who journey far to see the sterling examples of perfectly developed manhood, who are anxious to prove to the world that they are entitled to a place in the sun; at least so far as weight-lifting and allied feats of strength are concerned.