GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Battling like demons in the shadow of their own goalposts, the St. Louis Browns withstood drive after drive of the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's
pro league game at Bellevue park and a 0 to 0 tie
resulted. There was a good sized turnout at the game
although the gate ran several hundred under the record
crowd at the Marine game. There were about 2,831 paid
admissions. And what's more they all got their money's
worth. It was the toughest kind of a game for the
Packers not to put in the win column. At least a half
dozen times during the game, it seemed as if Captain
Lambeau's aggregation was going to tuck away a
victory but the fates ruled otherwise.
PACKERS START FAST
Right off the first whistle, the Packers unloosened a
sweeping attack and marched right down to the goal
only to lose the ball on downs. In the second period,
after Casey had failed in his field goal and Basing ran it
back 40 yards, the Packers started their forward march
again and it ended only when Lambeau missed a field
goal by inches. Several times in the third period the
Packers headed for a touchdown only to be turned back
right on the verge of a score. Twice during the final
period did the Bays push and scores seemed certain.
On one drive the Packers marched straight down the
field to the 12 yard line where the scrappy St. Louis
aggregation held tight for three downs. Buck missed the
placekick. But the Packers didn't give up the ship and
they worked the pigskin again down into the danger
zone. This time Mathys missed a drop kick.
SIEGFRIED BREAKS LOOSE
With but two minutes to go, Siegfried, the St. Louis
back, shot straight through the Packers' line. He was
all clear except Mathys and Charlies nailed him. This
was the dying gasp and the play ended in midfield. The
Browns made their first downs but thrice during the
game. However, a young gentleman with that good old
Irish name of Casey gave the greatest exhibition of
kicking ever seen on a Green Bay gridiron. His punts
scored sky high and they traveled some. His bits of
booting averaged about 60 yards. A chart on the total
yardage gained gave Green Bay 74 and St. Louis 46.
Only once during the game, that being in the second
quarter, did the visitors get within the Packers' 35 yard
line.
GREAT PIGSKIN EXHIBITION
It was one, if not the best exhibition of professional 
football ever seen on a Green Bay gridiron. The teams
battled every minute. It was a fight for every inch of
ground. Both teams fought cleanly and the few penalties
were for minor infractions of the rules. The team that
beats St. Louis will have to show class galore. The
Browns more than lived up to advance notices. Their
lineup, studded with All-American stars such as King
and Casey of Harvard, Gray of Princeton, and Wilder
and Weller of Nebraska, can hold their own with the 
best in the pro football world.
BETTER THAN EVER
It was the greatest football game ever staged by a
Packer team and what's more the same eleven players
that started the game were in there at the finish. The
Bay team didn't make a single substitution. Their
physical condition was superb and the squad came
through with but minor bangs. The visitors didn't stand
the guff as well. They were forced to make a number of
changes in their battlefront. Wilder, however, was the 
only man badly hurt. He suffered a fractured arm. The
Packers were better than every and this is saying a lot.
The plays were snapped off with a bang. The team
worked like a machine. The line was opening up nice
holes and the backs picked their openings to
perfection. As usual the Bays' aerial attack was very
much in evidence.
MATHYS SHINES BRILLIANTLY
Never has Charlie Mathys been seen to better 
advantage. Gavin, Lambeau and Basing covered
themselves with glory in the backfield. Wheeler and
Lyle turned in a swell job at the ends. Buck and Murray
did their bit at the tackles while the center trio, Woodin,
Gardner and Niemann, were in the midst of every play.
Casey, Dolly, Gray and Weller were the luminaries for
the visitors while Eber Simpson showed his Oshkosh
friends that he still knows how to chase the pigskin.

PLAY BY PLAY
FIRST QUARTER
Casey kicked off to Basing who returned 15 yards.
Lambeau failed to gain through right tackle. Basing
made 5 yards off left tackle.Lambeau passed 20 yards
to Mathys. Gavin plunged 6 yards through left tackle.
The Packers were penalized 5 yards. Basing passed 10
yards to Lambeau, who ran 10 more. The Packers 
were penalized 5 yards. Lambeau made three yards
through right tackle. Basing's pass was intercepted by
Siegfried on the Browns 5 yard line. Casey punted 50
yards to Mathys. Gavin made 5 yards through center.
Basing made three through right tackle. Gavin made
two yards through center. Lambeau gained 5 yards off
right tackle. Basing made two yards through right
tackle. Gavin made 5 yards through left tackle. Basing
made one through center. Lambeau made five yards
through left tackle. Gavin failed to gain, and the ball
went over. Casey punted 60 yards to Lambeau. Gavin
made 7 yards through center. Basing failed to gain.
Lambeau tried an end run, but Gray spilled him for a
loss. Buck punted 40 yards to Simpson. Siegfried
failed. King failed. Casey punted 50 yards to Mathys.
Gavin made two yards. Lambeau passed 20 yards to
Wheeler who ran ten.
SECOND QUARTER
Basing's pass intercepted by Simpson. Casey failed to gain. King made two yards through left tackle. Casey punted 60 yards to Basing. Basing made 5 yards through right tackle. Lambeau's pass was intercepted by Kreinheider. Casey failed to gain. The Browns were penalized 5 yards. Casey punted 45 yards to Mathys. Gavin made 8 yards through center. Simpson intercepted Basing's pass. The Browns were penalized 5 yards on the next play. A forward pass failed. A pass, Simpson to Siegfried, was completed, but resulted in no fain. Casey punted 65 yards, and the ball rolled outside of the Packers' 5 yard line. Casey failed to gain. King made two yards. Buck punted 35 yards to Simpson. Casey made one yard around left end. Siegfried failed to gain. A forward pass failed. Casey's attempted placekick was partially blocked, Basing catching it and returning 40 yards. Gavin made 7 yards through center. The Packers were penalized 15 yards. Lambeau passed 20 yards to Wheeler. Lambeau failed to gain. The Browns were penalized 15 yards. Lambeau made 3 yards around right end. Basing made one through right tackle. Lambeau missed a placekick from the 35 yard line. Siegfried made one yard through center. Casey punted 50 yards to Mathys. Simpson intercepted Lambeau's pass. Siegfried made two yards through left tackle. Casey failed to gain. Time for half.
THIRD QUARTER
Casey kicked to Lambeau who returned the ball 25 yards. Lambeau made one yard through center. Basing made one through right guard. Buck passed 10 yards to Lambeau. A forward pass failed. Another pass failed. Buck kicked 40 yards to Simpson. King made one yard. Siegfried made another. Casey again kicked 50 yards to Mathys. Basing made 4 yards through left tackle. Lambeau smashed through left tackle for 18 yards. Gavin made 4 at center. Basing failed. Lambeau passed 10 yards to Mathys. Gavin made one. Basing was thrown for a 5 yard loss. A forward pass failed. Buck punted 40 yards, the ball rolling out of bounds on the 15 yard line. After an ineffectual attempt to pierce the Packer line, Casey punted 45 yards to Mathys. Lambeau made 4 yards. Buck punted 35 yards to Siegfried. Casey was thrown for a ten yard loss. Casey punted 55 yards to Mathys who returned ten. Lambeau made three yards off right tackle. Gavin made 8 yards through center. Basing added two more. Lambeau gained 5 yards through left tackle. Gavin made two yards through center. Lambeau kicked 45 yards to the goal line. Casey immediately punted 50 yards to Mathys. The Browns were penalized 15 yards on the next play. Lambeau made ten yards through left tackle.
FOURTH QUARTER
Lambeau made three around left end. Lambeau's attempted placekick failed by a small margin. Casey punted 45 yards to Mathys. Basing made one yard through center. Gavin made one through guard. Basing's pass was intercepted by Siegfried. Casey failed to gain. King failed and Casey punted 50 yards to Basing. Lambeau made 10 yards off left tackle. Lambeau passed 15 yards to Mathys. Lambeau made 9 yards off right tackle. Basing made 7 yards through right tackle. Lambeau made 5 through left tackle. Gavin made 4 through center. Basing added two. Gavin plunged three yards. Gavin made 4 yards on the next play. Lambeau made three through left tackle. Buck's attempted placekick failed. Casey punted 55 yards to Mathys. Basing made 5 yards. A pass failed. Basin made 5 yards. A pass failed. Basing made three more. Mathys attempted a dropkick which failed. King made 6 yards through center. Siegfried plunged 25 yards through left tackle. Simpson passed 5 yards to King. Another pass failed. Casey punted 45 yards to Basing. Lambeau made two yards. Gavin added four. Buck punted 35 yards to Simpson as the whistle blew.
Green Bay Packers (1-0-1) 0, St. Louis All-Stars (0-0-1) 0 (T)
Sunday October 7th 1923 (at Green Bay)







ST. LOUIS ALL-STARS
Origins
The idea for the All-Stars came to Ollie Kraehe while he was still a substitute offensive lineman playing for the Rock Island Independents. Kraehe figured that if small towns markets, like Green Bay and Rock Island, could be successful operating a professional football team, then operating in a larger market like St. Louis would bring in even more income. He was a local football hero in St. Louis since he had played college football at Washington University in St. Louis alongside Jimmy Conzelman and had captained the 1921 team.
Team
In 1923, NFL President Joe Carr gave Kraehe an NFL franchise. He paid $100 for the franchise and began organizing a team about a month before the 1923 season was to start. He also named his club the "All-Stars", however he soon discovered that there was a lack of All-American talent available. Many of the players were locals who came from St. Louis University and Washington University. Kraehe later stated that, "There were some players who didn't want their parents to know they were in the game and some of them used fictitious names". He also admitted that, "there were some who pretended to be All-Americans from the East just to get a chance to play". One of the most notorious All-American impostors for the All-Stars was a man using the alias Jack "Dolly" Gray. Gray claimed to be the All-American end from Princeton's 1922 "Team of Destiny;" it soon became obvious that the impostor was not the Princeton end (for one, the man whose identity Gray was trying to steal was actually named Howard "Howdy" Gray) and was nowhere near as talented. Ollie Kraehe sold Gray to the Green Bay Packers after a game between the two. Packers chairman Curly Lambeau believed that he had just acquired Howdy Gray, who would have been by far the All-Stars' best player, but Lambeau soon discovered he had been hoodwinked after watching his new end perform so badly the next game that he addressed Kraehe on the matter. Kraehe told Lambeau that trading away the impostor was meant as a "joke" and that he would return the money paid for Gray to Lambeau. However some established players like Bub Weller, an all-American from Nebraska, and Dick King, an all-American from Harvard, did play for the team. The All-Stars were big but slow, very much defense-oriented. They would give up only 15 points in their first five games, but on the other hand, they would fail to score a touchdown.
Stadium
Kraehe also needed a home field for his All-Stars to play. In 1923, the St. Louis Browns owned Sportsman's Park. Kraehe was able to work out an agreement where the Browns would receive 15 percent of gross revenue, or 20 percent if the gross was more than $10,000. There were two stipulations for using the field. First the All-Stars could practice on the outfield grass from October 10 to December 2 only if it does not interfere with the St. Louis University team's practice. The second stipulation ended the All-Stars stadium deal if there was a World Series game played in St. Louis (something that did not materialize; for the third straight season, the 1923 World Series was played entirely in New York).
1923 season
The All-Stars began the 1923 season with a 25–0 defeat of a team from Murphysboro, Illinois in a non-league game. For the second game, the All-Stars played the Green Bay Packers to a scoreless tie at Bellevue Park. They followed up with another scoreless tie against the Hammond Pros. However, the All-Stars were losing money. Kraehe lost more than $2,000, as only 719 spectators attended the team's home opener at Sportsman's Park. He blamed the low attendance on rainy weather and the fact that most sports fans were concentrating on the World Series being played in New York City. However the lack of offense from the All-Stars made the St. Louis fans reluctant to spend their money to see a team that had not scored a touchdown in their first four NFL games. The All-Stars lost their second and third NFL games to the Cleveland Indians and the Milwaukee Badgers. Both scores resulted in 6–0 losses. The team also lost a fifth game to the Packers in front of a home crowd of only 750. The All-stars held the Packers scoreless for most of the game until Cub Buck kicked a 28-yard field goal to give the Packers a 3–0 win. Things did take a turn for the better when the All-Stars played the Oorang Indians, featuring Jim Thorpe, in front of 5,000 fans the following week. The Indians were a popular attraction in the early NFL. They were more of a novelty team and not considered very good. This raised the All-Stars hopes for a victory, or at least a touchdown. Al Casey scored both of St. Louis' touchdowns in a 14–7 All-Stars win. Meanwhile, Thorpe threw a touchdown pass to put the Indians on the scoreboard. The Indians' visit helped ease the team's financial losses. Two weeks later, The All-Stars played the Milwaukee Badgers in a rematch at Sportsman's Park. The Badgers' Jimmy Conzelman was one of St. Louis' most popular athletes and Kraehe hoped that his presence would put fans in the stands. 2,395 fans paid to see Conzelman and the Badgers win 17–0 (a better crowd than usual, but still below expectations).
The end
Kraehe estimated the financial losses for the All-Stars at $1,300 for the Badgers' game and $6,300 for the season. He was forced to cancel his final NFL game of the season against the Cleveland Indians, due to injuries. Afterward he took what was left of his team to Benld, Illinois, and lost to a local team 9–7. In September 1924, the NFL canceled the All-Stars franchise. St. Louis would later become a stop for other NFL teams: the St. Louis Gunners very briefly joined the NFL at the end of the 1934 season, the St. Louis Cardinals relocated from Chicago to play in the city from 1960 to 1987 (when the team moved to Arizona), and the St. Louis Rams came to the city (formerly from Los Angeles) in 1995 to 2015 when the Rams returned to Los Angeles.
(SOURCE: Wikipedia)
PACKERS WILL BE 'RIGHT' FOR BEAR GAME ON SUNDAY
OCTOBER 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the Packers prance out on the field Sunday afternoon at Bellevue park to battle the Chicago Bears in a pro league encounter, they will be trained to the limit and physically sound for the most important pigskin
argument ever played by a Green Bay eleven. A win for
the Packers means a step nearer the National pro
football championship. Every players knows this and
there isn't a man on the squad who is determined to
play plus football on Sunday against the famous
Chicago outfit...GOOD PHYSICAL SHAPE: The
Packers will be in good physical shape for Sunday's
game. Tommy Mills' ankle is right again while Jug
Earps' shoulder will be fit for the fray when the whistle
blows. Wally Niemann's leg was badly bruised against
the Browns and he will be there Sunday, spry as ever,
for his engagement with the mighty Trafton. The other
members of the club are sound as a dollar. The Bear
game is what the Packer squad has been gunning for
since the first practice of the season. Captain
Lambeau's team has come through the first three
games without a defeat and they are not planning to
have their clean record mussed up on Sunday. True
enough, it is a huge undertaking to beat the Bears but
it can be done and the Packers will be in there Sunday
with every intention of "caging the animals"...LITTLE
LOVE LOST: One thing is sure. The Bears will get all
the football they are looking for here on Sunday. There
is little love lost between the squads and it is going to
be a complete sellout and from first to last whistle.
However, with referee Bobby Cahn on the job, the game
is sure to be kept clean as a whip. Tickets for Sunday's
game were put on sale this afternoon and, from every
indication, the demand will exceed the supply. The management advises ticket purchasers their ducats within the next 48 hours. It is going to be a complete sellout and the latecomers will have to be satisfied with general admissions...GET TICKETS EARLY: Those reserving tickets must pick them up before Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock. Representatives of the club will make the rounds of the ticket selling places and gather in all of the ducats that have not been called for. This step is necessary because the management wants to know just where it stands so as to be in a position to handle the crowd at Sunday's game.
CAL'S COMMENTS
OCTOBER 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The spectators who attend Sunday's pro football tilt at Green Bay between the Packers and Chicago Bears will see one of the greatest tackle to tackle lines that ever stepped on a gridiron. In Scott, Garvey, Trafton, Anderson and Blacklock, the Chicago eleven has a quintet of pigskin chasers, all whom in their college days, received All American recognition. Every one of these five players go 200 or better and "fight" appears to be their middle name.
SPORTS GOSSIP
OCTOBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday the biggest professional football game of the season will be played at Green Bay when the Packers meet the famous Chicago Bears, who are rated as one of the greatest teams in the country. The Packers are hitting on "all eleven" and they may surprise their much vaunted opponents...Eber Simpson, the former Oshkosh high product, who later made a name for himself at Wisconsin in the pigskin world, showed his friends that he still is able to cut capers on the gridiron. Simpson played in Green Bay last Sunday with the St. Louis Browns. He held down the quarterback job.
BEARS WORKING HARD
OCTOBER 11 (Chicago) - Coaches Halas and Sternaman of the Chicago Bears are putting their charges through a strenuous week of practice in preparation for Sunday's pro league game which will be played at Green Bay against the Packers, champions of Wisconsin. The Bears know that they will encounter some stiff opposition. The Green Bay club is rated as one of the strongest in the league. They have not been beaten this season. One of the Bear scouts saw the Green Bay team play against St. Louis last Sunday and he reported to Halas that the Bears would have to be up and doing every minute in order to score a win over the Badger team. Halas isn't worrying much about his line. However, the backfield is not quite up to average and Halas is burning up the wires in an attempt to land a couple of stars. In Wednesday's drill, Halas worked Le Fleur at fullback instead of Bolan. Le Fleur is well known around Green Bay. He played football at St. Norbert's college, De Pere, and Halas figures that he knows the Packer style of football well enough to be a valuable man in the lineup on Sunday.
OPEN GATES AT 12 O'CLOCK FOR FOOTBALL GAME HERE ON SUNDAY WITH CHICAGO BEARS
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The gates at Bellevue park where the Packers and Chicago Bears will meet on Sunday in a pro league game will be opened at noon on Sunday. It is expected that there will be a jam of general admission ticket holders and in order to avoid all confusion possible, the Packer management decided to open up at 12 o'clock instead of 1 p.m., as has been customary at the early season games. Anticipating the biggest
crowd in Northeastern Wisconsin's sport history,
the Packer management is making preparations to
handle the huge throng with the least possible
confusion. Extra gatemen and ushers have been
secured. The detail from the American Legion will
be increased and an extra flock of policemen will
be on the job to maintain order and keep the fence
jumpers outside of the park...SEAT ABOUT 3,500:
The regular capacity of the park is a trifle over 
3,300. With the additional benches to be placed
there will be about 3,500 seats and it is figured that
there is standing room for another thousand. What
reserved seat tickets are left will be sold at The
Press-Gazette Sunday morning between the hours
of 9:30 and 12:15 o'clock. Sunday's game will be
played rain or shine. The kickoff is scheduled at 
2:30 o'clock. The management urges the reserve
seat ticketholders to wend their way to the park a
bit earlier than usual so as to prevent a jam up at
the gates just before the whistle...PACKERS ARE
READY: The Packer squad is fit for the fray. Every
man on the team is ready to jump into the
argument and battle the Bears to the finish. Last
night, there was a blackboard talk at the
Continuation school and the plan of attack against
the Windy City aggregation was thoroughly gone
over. It is safe to way that George Halas and his
pigskin chasers are going to have their hands full
during their stay in Green Bay. Reports from
Chicago have it that the Bears are working on a
new aerial attack to spring on the Packers. Duke
Hanney, last year's Indiana captain, and George
Trafton, former Notre Dame star, are credited with
being the main links in this method of offense.
CAL'S COMMENTS
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Fair
play means a lot to a town and Green Bay has
profited by it. The Bay has a reputation all over the
country as being a "square shooting" sport center.
Let's keep it up. We are enriched by what others
think of us. For several years, Green Bay has cut a
pretty big figure in the football world, both at home
and abroad, and as seasons roll along, teams will
want to come here. And that's just the way we
want things to be...Last Sunday, about three of the
fans started "riding" Dolly Gray, the end of the St.
Louis Browns. One thing led to another and it
wasn't long before some snappy verbal attacks
broke loose. Gray took it all until one of the rooters
slurred him. Gray got mad and a fistic encounter
loomed, but cooler heads prevailed and the storm
clouds blew over. We are not defending Gray for
trying to get in the stands after the spectator. His
business was on the field. But is is just as well to
avoid disturbances like this..."Green Bay takes to
its Packers like Princeton does its Tigers". This
was an expression written by a Chicago sport scribe two years ago when the Packer followers, about 300 strong, invaded the Windy City for the game with the Staleys, who are now called the Bears. The Green Bay rooters whooped things up in glorious style and they had a grand and glorious time. Even though the Packers met defeat, the Bay "army" stuck to the end and backed their team just as well in defeat as in victory...That was two years ago Green Bay right now is prouder than ever of the Packers. The team is a community asset and the Packers each week are adding new laurels to their fame as one of the greatest football machines in the country. Sunday will be the biggest football day that Green Bay has experienced. Indications are that hundreds, yes a thousand, football fans from outside will be here for the game with the Bears...Let's show them Green Bay's true sportsmanship. It isn't a difficult matter because Green Bay is used to playing square. Let's make the out-of-towners feel at home so that, when next Sunday rolls around, they will want to come back again and see the greatest football machine that the Bay has ever had to its stunts on the gridiron.
IMPORTANT GAMES BOOKED ON SUNDAY IN PRO LEAGUE
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Casey, the St. Louis halfback, bids fair to be a kicking sensation again this season. In the game against the Packers, the Mound City backfielder averaged about 55 yards on every one of his boots...Buck, Green Bay's giant tackle, is carrying his 275 pounds like a feather. The veteran continues to play a superb brand of football and he is one of the mainstays of the husky Packer line...Sternaman continues to display a wicked toe for the Chicago Bears. The former Illinois halfback put the Bears on victory street against the Racine Legion with a classy kick between the uprights...Hank Gillo is leading the way for the Racine Legion and he is doing a good job of it. This is Gillo's third year with the Horlicks and he seems to show improved form at every start. Standing out in the Rochester waterloo at the hands of the Cardinals was quarterback Sheard of the Kodak men. He was in the midst of the battle at all but it was a hopeless fight against the Chicagoans...Gob Buckeye, the baseball pitcher, has donned the moleskins again and is holding down a guard berth on the Cardinals. Buckeye is a rarin' to go lineman and is husky enough to stand an awful bruising...Armstrong is making a hit with the Rock Island football fans with his brilliant play and field generalship. He is an adept hurler of the forward pass and seems able to toss the pigskin like a baseball...Robey, who basked in the limelight at Michigan last season, is making a successful debut in professional football with Cleveland. Yost's pupil is proving one of the best ground gainers in Coach Edward's outfit...Sonnenberg, the Detroit U star in '22, is getting away big at left tackle for Pete Stinchomb's Columbus Tigers. The big fellow is built right at the pro game as he is at home at the hardest scrimmage...It looks as if Jimmy Conzelman made a good move when he secured Larson's release from the Bears. The speedy center, who is a former Notre Dame ace, is fitting in well with the fast moving Badger machine...Huffine is making good with the Dayton Triangles at fullback. His specialty is line plunges and he seldom fails to smash the strongest forward wall for considerable yardage...Fritz Pollard is still cavorting on the gridiron. The famous colored star from Brown is playing quarterback for Hammond this fall. He is proving himself a corking good leader for Doc Young's aggregation...Among the Duluth stars is fullback Harris who has shown gobs of class in the game played by "Little Joe" Sternaman's squad. In the game against the Minneapolis Marines, he counted his usual touchdown...Paul Flynn, former Minnesota luminary, is playing a bang up game for the Marines at left end. Flynn is built for speed and he is generally first down the field under Abe Kaplan's long twisters...Carberry, ex-Notre Dame captain, is one of the new additions on the Buffalo All-Americans. He is being used at a wing position by the Bisons and has got off to a good start in the pro league arguments...Flowers is proving a demon lineman for Akron. He was listed among the stars last Sunday against Buffalo. The Akron tackle is in there battling all the time and he never knows when he is beaten...Peter Calac is giving Jim Thorpe a race for stellar honors on the Indians' eleven. Calac is still a great gridder and his knowledge of the game, gained at Carlisle, is being used to good advantage these days...Strauss, the Toledo fullback, is on the hospital list with a broken arm. He suffered the injury in the opening game against Racine. The Maroons will miss the backfielder as he was a stellar performer...Bodlt, a Georgia Tech product, is playing quarterback for the Louisville Brecks. This is the collegian's first year out and he has the earmarks of a first class pigskin chaser...The Canton Bulldogs' line gave a great exhibition of defensive football against Louisville. The southerners had the ball on the Bulldogs' one yard line but they were held for downs.
CHICAGO BEARS AND PACKERS CLASH HERE ON SUNDAY
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The football classic of the season will be staged in Green Bay on Sunday at Bellevue park when the famous Chicago
Bears, one of the most famous gridiron aggregations in
the county, give battle to the Packers in a pro league
contest. The game will be played rain or shine. The rival
elevens will get into action promptly at 2:30 o'clock and
periods of 15 minute duration are scheduled...GATES
OPEN AT NOON: The gates at the park will be opened
at noon. This is an hour earlier than usual but the
management deemed this step necessary in order to
handle what is expected to be a record breaking crowd
with the least possible confusion. The advance sale of
tickets has been tremendous and every indication
points to a throng of spectators well over the 4,000
mark. In order to handle the overflow throng, several
hundred additional seats will be set up at the park.
There are, as usual, 1,500 general admission seats,
unreserved and possible standing room for another 800.
The reserved seat sections will take care of about 2,000.
..WILL SELL SEATS: Reservations in the bench
sections will be on sale at the Press-Gazette Saturday
night from 7:30 until 9 o'clock and Sunday morning from
9:30 a.m. until 12:15. That is, of course, providing the
supply of seats last that long. The American Legion
band will be on hand at the game. The musicians have
been practicing just as hard as the Packers and their
efforts will pep up the afternoon's entertainment 
considerably. The Legion band appeared at the Racine
game two weeks ago and made a big hit. The Chicago
Bears come here with an all star lineup. Every man in
the Halas machine is a college graduate and at least
six of the Bear players have received All-American
recognition. The Chicagoans' forward wall from tackle to
tackle is considered without a peer in pro football
circles. Hanney and Halas make a smooth working
combination at the ends while Dutch Sternaman is rated
as one of the best bootsmiths in the country. It is by far
the greatest team that has ever come to Green Bay to
play the Packers...PACKERS ARE FIT: However, the
Packers are not overawed by the greatness of their
opponents. Every man on Captain Lambeau's squad
will be fit for the fray and it is safe that the Bears are in
for an interesting afternoon. During the past week, the
Bay gridders have worked diligently to be fit for the
encounter and, when the whistle blows, they will be in
there battling every minute until the end of the hostilities.
The officiating will be of the best as Bobby Cahn, 
considered the ace of the pro league staff of referees,
will handle the game. Joyce of Illinois will umpire while
Jimmy Coffeen is slated for duty as headlinesman.
CAL'S COMMENTS
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - On the eve
of the Chicago Bear game, the pigskin bee is buzzing
merrily in Green Bay. We have never known such a
wave of interest over any sporting event that has ever
been staged in Green Bay. There is football talk in the
air and gobs of it. The Packers' chances are being
discussed pro and con. If the Bears go home with their
tails between the legs, we think there will be a
celebration downtown Sunday night that will be of the
Armistice Day caliber. Here's hopin'.
IMPORTANT GAMES BOOKED SUNDAY IN PRO
LEAGUE RACE
OCTOBER 13 (Columbus) - Sunday promises to be a
big day in the NFL. A number of important games are
scheduled. President Joe Carr is expecting a big shake up in the percentage table as a result of the Sabbath Day tilts. One of the most important games of the day will be played at Green Bay where the Packers will face the Chicago Bears. The Green Bay club this year is rated as a contender for the national championship and the dopesters around the pro circuit are looking for them to pull a surprise on the Bears. The Akron Indians will face the Chicago Cardinals in the Windy City. Rochester plays at Rock Island while Racine invades Milwaukee for a game. Thorpe's Indians will be the attraction in Minneapolis, while Hammond goes to St. Louis. Toledo plays at Cleveland; Dayton is booked at Canton while the Buffalo All Americans will play here against Pete Stinchcomb's Columbus club.
THE BEAR GAME
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday will be the biggest football game in Green Bay's history. The Packers are scheduled to match their abilities with the Chicago Bears, one of the greatest professional football teams in the country. Green Bay has come rapidly to the front as a football center and the brilliant achievements of the Packers on the gridiron have given the city national publicity in the world of sport. Clean participation on the field of play has done more than anything else to raise the standard of professional football in the past few years. The days of rowdyism are over with and the games are now conducted as cleanly as any of the intercollegiate contests. Despite the fact that Green Bay is the smallest city in the NFL, it has more than held its own with many of the larger communities. That is due in the main to the wholehearted support of the lovers of clean sport who live in Green Bay and the immediate vicinity. Here the Packers are considered a civic asset. Businessmen and the youngest urchin follow every move of the team and its players. Something like the college spirit prevails in Green Bay so far as its professional football eleven is concerned. Tomorrow the Packers play their crucial game of the season. Ever since the football season started the team has been looking forward to the game with the Bears. Chances for a national championship are bright if Green Bay succeeds in defeating their famous Chicago opponents. It is the chance of a lifetime and we feel confident that the Packers won't let the opportunity pass by.
NEWS AND NOTES
BULLETIN
OCTOBER 8 (Columbus) - Realizing the importance of next Sunday's game between the Packers and Chicago Bears at Green Bay, President Joe Carr of the NFL has named Bobby Cahn to referee. Cahn is considered the ace of the pro league staff of referees...WELL LIKED HERE: Cahn is a popular official here. He is the "little fellow" that follows the ball like a jumping jack and is right on top of every play. Last year Cahn worked the Milwaukee-Packer game and also the state championship game in Milwaukee which the Packers won from Racine 14 to 0.
BEARS SCHEDULED TO FACE PACKERS HERE ON SUNDAY
OCTOBER 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Chicago Bears, probably the best known and most feared aggregation of footballers on the professional gridiron, will give battle to the Green Bay Packers here on Sunday in a pro league encounter. This is the game that the pigskin followers of the Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan have been looking forward to ever since the season started...BEST GRIDIRON ATTRACTION: Sunday will be the first time in the Bears' history that they have ever played in a city the size of Green Bay. It is the best gridiron attraction ever put on in this part of the state. Early indications point to the biggest crowd that ever attended an athletic contest in Northeastern Wisconsin. This means that the probable attendance will even be greater than the 3,900 who witnessed the baseball game last Sunday at Sheboygan between the Chairs and Pails. The advance sale is a record breaker. Tickets will be on sale for Sunday's game Wednesday evening at the usual places about town. Mail orders for ducats sent to the Green Bay Football corporation, care of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, will receive prompt attention as long tickets last. The Bears have a battlefront second to none in the pro league. From tackle to tackle, the line is considered the greatest forward wall that ever stepped on a gridiron. At center, there is the giant Trafton, a Notre Dame product, who can rough it with the best of them. Brute Garvey of Notre Dame and Ed Healey of Dartmouth are the guards. Garvey played a game or two with the Packers in 1921 while Healey starred for Rock Island last season. Scott of Wisconsin and Blacklock of the Michigan Aggies, both All American selections, are the tackles. Scott is the assistant coach at Ripon...LE FLEUR IN BACKFIELD: Duke Hanney, Indiana's captain and star last year, and George Halas, Illinois, hold down the wing positions. Halas runs the Bears' club. Bryan, a Chicago Maroon graduate is playing quarter to perfection. Lanum of Purdue, Sternaman of Illinois, Bolan of Wabash and Joe Le Fleur are the Bears' backfielders. Le Fleur learned his football at St. Norbert under Coach Carey and the Packers tried to get him this fall. Sternaman is a dropkicker extraordinary and last Sunday his toe beat Racine 3 to 0. Sunday's game will start at 2:30. It is to be played rain or shine. Bobby Cahn, considered the best official in pro football, will referee.
CAL'S COMMENTS
OCTOBER 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sunday the biggest professional football game of the season will be played in Green Bay when the Packers tackle the Chicago Bears, one of the greatest teams on the pro gridiron. The Bay eleven swings into the Bear tilt with a clean record, they haven't been beat this season and the Packers can be counted to make things mighty interesting for George Halas and his aggregation of all stars.
RECORD BREAKING CROWD WILL ATTEND BEAR GAME HERE
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The pro league football game here on Sunday at Bellevue park between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will attract the biggest crowd that ever attended a sport contest in Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. This was evidenced on Wednesday when six hours after the tickets were placed on sale nearly all the reservations were snapped up. The mail orders for the ducts were exceptionally heavy...DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE: However, the Packer management is doing everything possible to take care of the football fans planning to attend Sunday's game. About 200 additional reserved seats will be set up for the Bear contest. These ducats will be placed on sale Sunday morning at the Press-Gazette between 9:30 and 12:15 o'clock. It is well remembered that despite that fact that there is close to a sellout of reserved seats. it doesn't mean that there won't be room for the spectators. Those who don't secure reservations can be assured of a seat in the general admission stands by getting out to the park a little earlier than usual...CAN SEAT OVER 3,300: The regular seating capacity of the park is 3,300. The field has never been filled to overflowing. The biggest crowd was at the Marines' game, slightly over 3,100. With the additional seats, it will be possible to seat approximately 3,500. And there is possible standing room for another thousand. Every effort will be made to handle the crowd with the slightest confusion possible. Extra ushers and park attendants will be on the job and the ranks of the Legion guards will also be augmented.