Not American Born But Americanized
Praising Archie Stark, Bethlehem Steel center forward, as a soccer product of the sand lots in America is well and good, but Levi Wilcox erred tremendously when he referred to Archie as native born. Levi, who writes soccer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, paid glowing tribute to the merit of Stark as a player and as a means of stimulating the sport among the younger exponents and in selecting Stark as an incentive to their ambition to aspire to a big league soccer berth, Levi referred to Archie as "Made in America." His place of birth is Glasgow, Scotland. As understood Archie came to American with his parents when a boy twelve years of age. The family located in the vicinity of Kearny, N. J., where the younger of several brothers developed as players. However, he had a fair knowledge of the game before migrating to his country and, of course, benefited materially by the advice his older brothers were able to give him.
Speaks Well For New Goalie
The record of the Bethlehem Steel soccer team in the last three games played is a glowing tribute to the ability of Taylor, the new Steel goalie. In the three game Taylor worked since joining the squad, opponents have failed to score while the Steelmen rolled up a total of twelve points. Against Newark, Bethlehem tallied five times and Taylor was between the uprights. As custodian in the Shawsheen game the Steelmen registered a 6 to 0 victory and again Friday against the New York Giants the Bethlehem team scored a 1 to 0 shut out. Taylor seems to fit in nicely but fans must not lose sight of the fact that the defensive strength of the teams has been bolstered materially by Allen and Berryman, fullbacks, who right now seem to be thoroughly acclimated to local conditions and playing at their best. With this pair of fullbacks going good the work of the goalie is decidedly lessened. As an illustration we have but to refer to the Giants game on New Year's Day when by actual count Taylor had only one shot to handle and that came to him waiting.