Who Owns the Boston Club?
"Who owns the Boston club in the American Soccer League?" asks a soccer fan. If reports emanating from the Hub when the franchise was transferred are authentic a crowd of Narragansett sportsmen chipped in to purchase the papers and are doing the financing. However, if reported circumstances are taken into consideration it would appear that Sam Marks, Fall River soccer magnate, is also the man behind the gun of the Boston outfit. Judd Griffith, whose name was used in connection with the club, is said to be the first lieutenant in the Marks army and Freddy Quinn, ticket seller at recent games, was and perhaps still is on the Marks payroll. They even tell us that tickets sold for the Boston games are similar to the ones used in Fall River. To the fan who makes the query this suggestion is "draw your own conclusion."
Plastered With a Fine
While typing on this subject of soccer local fans will undoubtedly be interested to know that New Bedford had a $1,000 fine tagged on the club and that each of the players who participated in the game against Fall River after the Whalers jumped the Eastern League to resume its berth in the outlaw organization is fined $100. These fines, according to published reports in New Bedford newspapers, were doled out by the U. S. F. A. Doesn't look encouraging for the early settlement looked for in the soccer controversy.