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    • Joe Roark
      Contests of George Wojnowski: (middle initial, I believe was 'S'. April 05, 1959 Wins AAU Mr. Mid-America  (fact of the day) April 16, 1959 Wns AAU Mr. Mid-States May 03, 1959 5th    AAU Jr. Mr. America Aug 01, 1959 20th  AAU Mr. America May 20, 1961  4th  AAU Jr. Mr. America Midwest sectional Jun 14, 1964  20th AAU Mr. America I have found an obituary for the woman I believe is his widow, but am not certain.   
    • Joe Roark
      This may help:                  VALENTINE, JOHN         CB:(Chicago Bodybuilding)         Oct 1947 p 21 JV- BB'er Extroardinary  age 43, began living in                           Detroit in 1924, became known as "THE MICHIGAN                           HERCULES"                  p 23 [ Column debut: Bodybuilding in England: it ran:]         BODYBUILDING IN ENGLAND:         Nov 1947 p 23           Jan 1949 p 11           Aug 1950 p 13         Dec 1947 p  7           Feb 1949 p 11           Dec 1950 p 10         Jan 1948 p  9           name change to:         Feb 1948 p 11           BODYBUILDING IN EUROPE:         Mar 1948 p  9           Mar 1949 p 24         Apr 1948 p  9           Apr 1949 p 24         May 1948 p  9           May 1949 p  8         Jun 1948 p  9           Jul 1949 p 25         Jul 1948 p  9           Sep 1949 p 24         Sep 1948 p 27           Nov 1949 p 24         Oct 1948 p 11           Jan 1950 p 13         Nov 1948 p 11           Mar 1950 p 24         Dec 1948 p 11           Jun 1950 p 23         CB:             VALENTINE, JOHN         Jan 1948 p 20 Monte Saldo         Apr 1948 p 20 The Life of Hackenschmidt         part 1         May 1948 p 20 The Life of Hackenschmidt         part 2         Jun 1948 p 11 Clarice Bell- England's gymnastic champ         Jul 1948 p 11 The Life of Hackenschmidt         part 3         Sep 1948 p 11 The Life of Hackenschmidt         part 4                  p 24 The Evans family of Leeds         Oct 1948 p 24 Olympic WL results                  p 28 The Life of Hackenschmidt         part 5         Nov 1948 p 20 The Life of Hackenschmidt         part 6         Dec 1948 p 27 The Life of Hackenschmidt         part 7         Feb 1949 p 26 The Life of Hackenschmidt         part 8         Apr 1949 p  8 Ronald Walker     part 1         Jun 1949 p 20 Ronald Walker     part 2         Jul 1949 p 20 Ronald Walker     paert 3 conclusion         Sep 1949 p  7 Prof. William Miller         Nov 1949 p  4 America loses world lifting title to Egypt !         Jan 1950 p 26 Donald Dinnie         Mar 1950 p 30 Joan Rhodes- Mannequin of Might         Jun 1950 p  6 [he edits a Sandow article]                  p 23 Supermen of Yesterday (several brief)         Aug 1950 p 20 [he edits a Sandow article]         Dec 1950 p 12 [he edits a Sandow article]         SH:             VALENTINE, JOHN         Aug 1934 p 13 Know these men by their feats         RPJ:         Oct 1955 p 18 The Bent Press         IM:             VALENTINE, JOHN         Nov 1948 p 17 Olympic Games         Dec 1948 p 29 In Memoriam, Ronald Walker         Jun 1952 p 10 Dennis Winn, new British Superman         Jul 1976 p 71 tore two decks of card while they were in their boxes                         VALENTINE, JOHN         BIH: 26 The Michigan Hercules         SA:  230 tore two decks of cards while in their boxes circa 1950         SOS 67  5'4"         MB:         Jan 1977 p 40 circa 1926:  5'4"  17" arms  ??         MP:         Jul 1946 p 73 JV- Gaudreau         YP:             VALENTINE, JOHN         Apr 1945 p 40 pho @         Sep 1946 p 42 Several @ about grip strength         HS:         Feb 27, 1932 p 246 pho flexing his right arm         Feb 18, 1933 p 173 Secrets of America's strongest         Mar 11, 1933 p 258 Alexander Raies         Mar 25, 1933 p 313 America's greatest lifters         May 13, 1933 p 541 Strongest man in New England         Jul 29, 1933 p 154 John Lennie         Feb  5, 1953 p  32 JV- Michigan Hercules- WAP
    • David Harrington
      Here's another news story about gyms defying mandates to close.    
    • David Harrington
      I see that some gyms in California are getting raided for defying the mandate.  Some  were open on the down-low.  I saw a video of Jay Cutler visiting a gym in Vegas that was supposed to be a private gym when clearly it wasn't. He was going in a back door clearly labeled "Gym" so it must have part of a business strip.  People are walking around working out and the light is from sunlight shining through the windows. Sergio Oliva Jr. is in Australia.  He says  he's not coming back to America until this mess clears up and the gyms re-open.  He went to Australia knowing that the Arnold Classic Australia was most likely going to be cancelled, but he went anyway looking forward to taking a holiday if there wasn't a competition.  He's able to train in Australia though the conditions are not optimal. Larry Pacifico is one of my Facebook friends and I see he's posting reminders to his gym members to pay their dues.  Gym owners are really getting hit hard. Below is a news story about the Gym that Sergio Oliva Jr used to train at in San Diego.  It has since been raided and forced to close.  
    • Ray Nobile
      yes probaly michael, in joes file on him it says he moved to massachusets in 1924.so the timeline seems right. superb michael thanks for posting that postcard. john valetine was involved with p.c in england in the 50s and perhaps earlier. think he was an allrounder as in olympic lifter and bodybuilder. maybe as a strongman too.ill search joes data base for his contest history.
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