Harry Ratican No Longer With Bethlehem
Fans during the last season saw Harry Ratican, the brilliant center forward, sport the Bethlehem Steel colors on the soccer field for the last time. This morning, Harry left to join the clan of the Merchant Shipbuilders at Bristol and it is understood he has already signed a contract to play on the soccer team next season. When asked if by leaving the champions at this time he would retain a berth to make the tour to Sweden with the champions, he replied that he did not think his changing clubs would make any difference and that he was expecting to be included in the tourists' squad. Ratican was a favorite with the local fans as well as enjoying the association of a large circle of friends in this city. While his going is regretted, he leaves with their best wishes and many will closely follow his campaigning with the new combination. He does not join the Merchants as a total stranger, Billy Kirkpatrick and Paddy Butler, two former Bethlehem players, having previously accepted a berth with the shipbuilders.