Coming Back, Hale and Hearty
Bob Terris is listed as one of the most popular players on the Bethlehem Steel soccer team. However, Bob had been unfortunate in suffer a knee injury which affected the cartilages and he was of little use to the team last season, although needed on more than one occasion when emergencies occurred. In fact, Terris played in but one game and then suffered tortuous pains in standing up under the ordeal of ninety minutes of strenuous play. Terris is by no means an old man and fully realizes that he had several big years of soccer still to play. That is why last April he packed up and departed for Europe for a thorough rest and treatment, visiting England and his native heath Scotland. In a letter to friends he tells the glad tidings that he is again fit as a fiddle after having undergone an operation and that he is returning to Bethlehem fit as a fiddle and ready to assume a regular assignment.
A Halfback or Forward
The inability of Terris to play last season was a severe blow to the team management. Especially when the ill luck attended Malcolm Goldie, the brilliant outside left and there was really no accomplished reserve for this position. Terris is quite versatile in the sport, playing an outside left equally as well as a left half back position. But Bob was out with an injured knee and that left Goldie's berth practically the only one which was not fortified with a capable reserve. Terris sailed last Saturday on the Carmania oft he Cunard Line and is expected to dock in New York on Sunday afternoon.
Met Alex Jackson Abroad
In his letter to friends, Terris described more particularly the meeting of former teammates while abroad. When in Scotland he ran across Arthur Robertson, also a member of the team, who went across on the visit and the pair of them visited at Aberdeen, the home of the Jackson brothers. There they were royally greeted by Alex and Walter, both of whom seemed very much interested in the activities of their former teammates. Jack Rattray, who went back to Scotland to conduct a pub, was also on the visiting list and Rattray was equally as glad to hear the news directly from the camp of the Bethlehem team. Rumors that existed relative to the return of Alex Jackson to play with Bethlehem are entirely dispensed in the letter from Terris. Alex, one of the most popular players in European soccer, is going to stay at home for another year, which if he does is going to mean a neat profit financially brought about by his recent transfer. However, Alex is quoted as expressing regret at not being able to came back to America and also that he has not entirely abandoned the thought of returning to America in hopes of again casting his lot with the Steel Workers.