The Bethlehem Steel soccer forces were augmented by the addition of another new player when James Barrie (not the one of Peter Pan fame) arrived today and attached his signature to a Bethlehem form. The acquisition of Barrie increase the ranks of newcomers to the team for this season to five.
IN Barrie the management made probably one of the best catches of the season. He comes to the club with an enviable reputation gained abroad and with great reluctance on the part of the club with which he was affiliated. For the last three season he was affiliated with Queen Bart Club, a first division Scottish League team, and can play either right or left fullback. The new back is 5 fee, 8 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and is twenty-five years of age.
In his native heath Barrie enjoyed the same distinction of his fellow countrymen who preceded him here and have cast their lot with the Steel Workers. Of these Andrew Rankin, a center halfback and inside forward, played with Aberdeen, a club with which Alex Jackson starred, and later with Cowdenbeath, both first division teams in the Scottish League.
David Eadie came to the club from the Dominion, where he was rated as the best fullback in Canadian soccer. So impressively did he play in the games against the English soccer tourists that he was given flattering offers to return, but preferred to accompany Whitey McDonald, a very close friend, to Bethlehem.
The other recent arrivals to add their strength to the club were David Edwards, a goalie, Thomas Gillespie and Edward Smith, forwards. Of this trio all but the latter came from abroad this season . Smith's first taste of big league soccer in this country was with the Shawsheen club when the latter won the National championship and played with the team throughout all last season, the only year in which Shawsheen was associated as a member of the American Soccer League.
All of the Bethlehem players with the exception of Robert McGregor and Billy Allen are now in the fold. The latter two went abroad to spend their vacations and are at present on the high seas, expected to dock Saturday and ready to play in the Labor Day game arranged for Monday afternoon on Lehigh Field.