Boosters as well as other interested in the team who plan to attend this affair are urged to make application early for owning to the late date on which the banquet was arranged little time intervenes to make reservations. These applications can be made to Thomas Kiefer, secretary of the Soccer Booster Club.
While the banquet will be one of the closing functions it will not mark the completion of the team's playing. However, several of the players will leave shortly after that date to visit Scotland and Ireland and to have these present it was decided to hold the affair before the season ended.
While the boosters are going ahead with their plans the players are priming for several important contests yet to be played. The first of these will take place in the Municipal Stadium on Memorial Day afternoon when Bethlehem opposes Hakoah All-Stars for a Jewish benefit.
Although an exhibition game it will not detract in the least from a spirited competition for the Steelmen, with a record of five victories and two draws against the National Cup champion can be expected to strive to keep this record unmarred while on the other hand the Jewish stars are hoping to avenge for their previous defeats.
Another game which has been arranged and which will smack of international flavor is the meeting with the Preston North Ends, the English touring booters, which will be played at Innisfall Park, New York, on Saturday, June 8. In addition Bethlehem will compete in the New York State Cup championship which is now in progress. In this tournament Bethlehem drew a bye in the first round but will probably be seen in action on June 9 when the second round is played. This tournament will not be concluded before the end of June.
The absence of several players who are going abroad will inflict no serious inroads on the strength of the team. In fact only three of the quartet were regulars. Alex Massie, an inside forward, and Robert McGregor, halfback, will visit in Scotland while Willie Reid, a half back, and John McGrillen, utility wing forward, will visit their native heath Ireland.