This was evident when Boosters assembled in the Masonic Temple on Tuesday night primarily to plan to welcome the home team on its first appearance of the season on Saturday afternoon when the Steelmen, champions of the American Soccer League, fire the opening gun in the loop race with the formidable New Bedford booters.
The festivities attending this game were first discussed and then other matters outlined which will keep the Boosters active throughout the season.
While there will be no parade prior to the game, the Boosters have arranged several entertaining features before and during the game on Lehigh Field, formerly the Bethlehem Steel athletic field. Mayor James M. Yeakle will be given the honor of booting the first ball and has accepted the invitation. There will be music and songs, this part of the program to be provided by Wohlback's Harmony Kings.
Another plan definitely decided upon by the Boosters and which will be started this week is a soccer ticket selling contest among boys and girls limited to sixteen years of age. The prizes will be quite appropriate and serviceable. A bicycle was decided upon for the first prize with other suitable awards for the next three or four highest salesmen or saleswomen. The contest is to be decided by votes which 10 are credited for the sale of each single tick; 200 for a half season ticket, and 500 votes for full season ticket. The awards will be made at the close of the first half of the season which will be about December 15. Adam Paton is in charge of the contest and will receive all applicants for the contest at the Breisch Radio Store, Main Street, on Thursday evening between 7 and 8 o'clock.
The soccer booster caps will again be distributed this season, which entitles to every boy wearing a cap admission to all the home games and to enter their names in the contest for a soccer ball given at each home game. Caps can be secured at the club house any time during the week or before a game. At the next meeting of the Boosters, to be hale probably next week, officers will be elected.