Enthusiasm seems to be as contagious as measles, but considerably more pleasant. Its great value lies in creating an incentive that spurs us on to higher levels. The wave of enthusiasm that has swept over the followers of the weight lifting game has resulted in greater performances by the iron athletes. Particularly is this so in Philadelphia. In the city of brotherly love a closer relationship between the lifter and the lifting fan seems to exist than in most places. They hang together better and encourage the athlete in his performance, which, in turn, has increased the ambitions of the athlete, besides encouraging others to step in and try their luck and strive to achieve greatness in physical efficiency.