Sport: Bar Bellmen

Steve Stanko wanted to be an interior decorator but his father, a Hungarian immigrant, put him to work in an iron foundry close by their home in Perth Amboy, N. J. There two years ago Physical Culturist Bob Hoffman noticed brawny young Stanko, offered him a job in his barbell foundry at York, Pa., promised to make him the strongest man in the world.

Last week, after two years in Body-Builder Hoffman's gymnasium—lifting the bar bells he helped manufacture*—20-year-old Steve Stanko, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 220 Ibs., was recognized as the No....

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