May 9, 1939
Joe Davies, a 20 year old outside left who has been with Everton for two seasons, has been signed by New Brighton. Davies who is the scored forward to be signed by the Rakers in two days had a season and a half with Everton, joining as an amateur and later becoming a professional.
He is 5ft 10½in., height and weighs 11 stone.
He joined Everton from Haydock Athletic, the Liverpool County Combination side, and has made frequent appearances in the Central league team.
(Liverpool Echo: May 9, 1939)