The Globe -- Bethlehem
Thursday, September 16, 1926
A Swing Along Athletic Row

J. H. Back From Europe
With the gland hand for everybody, J. H. Carpenter went bustling through Taylor gymnasium yesterday afternoon, exchanging greetings with former associates. J. H. by the way is coach of Lehigh soccer and incidentally was a former player, referee and a devout follower of the sport. There was a real occasion for Harry's jubilant spirit for he had just returned from an extensive tour to Europe, on which he visited England and Scotland. "Did I see soccer?" ask me again" said Harry, recounting his experiences with his pet hobby. "Yes sir, I had the privilege of seeing Alex Jackson in action and I want to tell you that while he looked good when playing with the Bethlehem Steel F. C. he has greatly improved." Harry t hen recounted the details of the game he had seen, in which Alex, playing with Huddersfield against West Bromwich Albian, at Huddersfield, and in which Jackson's team won 4 to 1. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter were located at Doncaster, but the matter of thirty miles when a First Division Scottish League game was played didn't phase Harry in the least. "I want to tell you," concluded Harry, "if the Prince of Wales had walked down the streets of Huddersfield the natives would hardly have paid him as much homage as Jackson." That assertion he made in describing the popularity of the former Bethlehem Steel player. He also stated that Alex had a hanker to return to America, in spite of his great popularity at home, and wouldn't be surprised if the day for that journey was not far distant. Harry dashed through the gymnasium sizing up things in preparing to sending out an early soccer call.

A Chance for the Kiddies
Win a soccer ball. That is the alluring appeal made by the Bethlehem Soccer Boosters in developing what they hope will be future greats in the kicking game, and if not players, then dyed-in-the-wool fans and staunch advocates of soccer. By a unique scheme, in which the Boosters have the cooperation of the Bethlehem F. C., the youngsters must purchase a cap at a nominal fee, the cost for the season being just about one cent a game. That cap entitles the boy to admission and also the privilege of competing for a soccer ball which will be presented at every game. All that the boy has to do is to clip the picture of the player which will appear each week in The Globe-Times, on the weeks games are played at home, inscribe the name of the player together with that of his own name and address and drop it into a box when he enters t he field. At half time the player whose day is designated will draw from the box, and the lucky boy will be presented with a soccer ball. Saturday the first home game is played. Fall River will be the rival and to the youngsters the day will be known as Carnihan Day.


1926-1927
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club