PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL-Meeting to Be Held This Evening With Idea of Organising City Team
OCTOBER 12 (Oshkosh Northwestern) - Oshkosh may see some first class professional football this year if enough material appears at the meeting which is to be held at Armory B this evening at 7:30 o'clock. There is a wealth of fine material in this city, many of them men who played on the various college and university elevens and others who showed considerable class on service teams during the war. Captain Barker has agreed to allow the team, if one is formed, to use the armory, not only for their first meeting tomorrow night is to see just what material may be depended upon and also to give the men a chance to decide on plans for operation. Professional football has fast been gaining a strong foothold throughout the country, although up to this time it has not been tried out in Oshkosh to any great extent. The public, however, is becoming educated to the game and new interest is being taken. Every man in the city has had football experience and is interested in the sport from the player's standpoint is invited to attend the meeting tomorrow night. Negotiations are already under way whereby uniforms will be furnished by some local manufacturing concern and it is stated that if a team can be organized, games with such teams as the Green Bay Packers and Horlick's Malted Milks are assured.
MARINETTE HOPES TO BEAT PACKERS
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Under the leadership of Coaches Newman and Murray, Marinette's football team is working out every night this week for the game with the Packers at Green Bay Sunday. The squad that travels to the Bay this weekend will be the strongest aggregation of professional footballers ever turned out of the Twin Cities. The opinion here is that the Green Bay team is overrated and Coaches Newman and Murray are building up a defense to cope with Lambeau's forward passes. Several of the local players saw the Stambaugh-Green Bay clash last Sunday and they feel confident that the Twin City eleven can come home with a victory on Sunday. The probable lineup of the Marinette team is as follows: Ends, Lemisky, F. Petersen, Ecklund; tackles, Smith, Jay, Erdlitz, Bouche, Schumaker, Joshart; center, Leafe; backs, Foggarty, Erdlistz, Setright, Bielek, J. Petersen, Burford and the Hanson brothers.
PACKERS TO WORK INDOORS TONIGHT
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers will start indoor football practice tonight in the armory at 8 o'clock. Owing to the absence of lights at the plant gridiron, Manager Murphy secured the regimental building for the signal work. This same stunt worked out satisfactorily last year. The members of the squad think Sunday's game with Marinette will be a tougher argument than the clash with Stambaugh. The Twin City aggregation has no love for Green Bay and a victory over the Packers this year would put them in the running for the state championship. Although Jab Murray is slated to umpire, word reached here last night that the old Marquette star would be playing tackle Sunday against the Packers. No changes are contemplated in the Packers lineup. Wilson and Medley have both recovered from their injuries and they will resume their old positions in the weekend fracas. Sunday's game will start promptly at 3 o'clock. Fifteen minute periods are called for in the contract and Joe Hoeffel will handle the refereeing job.
MARINETTE HOPES TO BEAT PACKERS
OCTOBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The followers of the Marinette professionals are suffering from a bad attack of footballitis and as a result about three hundred of them are planning to come here Sunday for the pigskin clash between the Twin City squad and the Packers. What's more Marinette expects to win. It's their big game of the season and the squad from the Northern burg has been practicing every night this week to be right on edge for the clash with the Bay. Several additions have been made to the team and when they prance out on the Hagemeister park gridiron Sunday. It will be the strongest professional aggregation of footballers that has ever been molded together in Marinette. However, the Packers aren't worrying. Captain Lambeau's indulged in a lengthy workout at armory last night and Manager Murphy reports that every man is in shape for the Marinette clash. This means that Medley and Wilson will be in the lineup when the whistle blows.
PACKERS BOOK STAMBAUGH ON THANSGIVING
OCTOBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Negotiations have been closed with Stambaugh for another game her with the Packers Thanksgiving Day. The Miners are not satisfied with the result of last Sunday's argument and Manager Nettle jumped at the chance to
get another crack at the Packers on Turkey day. A
game with the Lapham A.C. of Milwaukee has been
closed for November 28. This is the Sunday following
Thanksgiving Day. The Milwaukee squad looks like the
probable winners of the heavyweight title in the Cream
BLEACHES ARE BEING ERECTED AT GRID FIELD
OCTOBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Here's good
news for the football fans. The days of standing along
the sidelines at Hagemeister park are about over with.
Construction of the bleachers with a seating capacity of
seven hundred was started yesterday afternoon by a
force of men from the Indian Packing company. Macel
Lambeau, construction superintendent at the plant, is in
charge of the work and he hopes to have the stand
completed in time for Sunday's game with Marinette.
MARINETTE ELEVEN TO MEET PACKERS SUNDAY
OCTOBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday
afternoon at Hagemeister park, the Marinette
professionals will attempt to put a crimp in the clean
gridiron record of the Green Bay Packers. The game
will start promptly at 3 o'clock. Fifteen minute periods
are scheduled and Joe Hoeffel will handle the officiating.
The Twin City football aggregation is coming down here
backed by about 300 rooters. According to word from
Marinette, an extra coach will be hitched on the C. & N.
W. train arriving here about 11 o'clock to take care of the
overflow crowd. Both managers claim their team are
right on edge for the pigskin fracas. There is little love
lost between the squads and it should be a bitter battle
from start to finish.