The Globe -- Bethlehem
Thursday, September 27, 1928
A Swing Along Athletic Row

Getting More Considerate
Before acting hastily on issues involving the American Soccer League, it is quite apparent by recent reports that Pres. "Bill" Cunningham now seeks the counsel of the league. While no public announcement was made to the effect, it is understood that the league held a special meeting last evening; the time and place are not known. It is known, however, that the president notified the U. S. F. A. that it would reply to its ultimatum this morning. From this is taken to mean that before assuming individual responsibility of making a decision to the national association, he preferred the advise of the league representatives. President Cunningham did not hesitate in taking upon his shoulders the responsibility of suspending three clubs, disrupting the organization and creating an antagonistic feeling toward the loop. If a meeting was called, it is plainly evident that he hesitate in assuming the responsibility of responding to the ultimatum of the U. S. F. A. Probably had the president acted with more wisdom and submitted to the league the intention of the three clubs and let the circuit pass upon it by vote, much of the present controversy might have been avoided. As the matter now stands, the league, even though contending it is in the wrong, would hardly humiliate itself by acknowledging the mistake.

Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club