GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers of 1924 pulled up the curtain on the pro football season at Bellevue park Sunday afternoon by defeating the Ironwood Legion eleven,15 to 0, in a  hard fought exhibition of pigskin chasing before the biggest opening day crowd that ever
witnessed a gridiron encounter in Green Bay. For
several years Ironwood has been disputing the Packers'
claim to the professional football championship of the
Northwest but the Michiganders probably have tooted
their horn for the last time because Captain Lambeau's
team simply crushed their hopes in Sunday's game, via
the forward pass route.
CLASS WILL TELL
The footballers from the Wolverine state fought to their
last ditch but it wasn't quite enough. Class tells on the
pro gridiron and this year's Packer outfit has plenty of
the aforesaid class. So far as scoring goes, Ironwood
was never dangerous. Only once did they get close to
the 30-yard line and, then, Eagleburger missed a field
goal by a city block. The invaders had a husky
aggregation. There was plenty of beef in the forward
line; the ends tackled mighty hard while the
backfielders, particularly Mason, crashed forward at
bullet-like speed. Ironwood showed little in the forward
pass attack and the visitors probably didn't complete
successfully more than two or three tosses during the
game.
GAME CLEANLY PLAYED
It was a clean cut exhibition of football and the only two
penalties handed out went against the Packers,
Lambeau & company losing 15 yards for holding and 
another "V' for offside. The players stood the graff
mighty well and, aside from Mason, who broke a couple
of ribs, there were no serious injuries. Two or three
times, Mathys was knocked cold but Charlie always
came to and want back for more. When the Packers
came on the field about 2:15, they were given a 
thunderous reception. The crowd gathered early. When
the gates were opened at one o'clock, the fans were
standings in line, waiting to buy tickets. It was a big
Green Bay turnout. It just seemed as if everybody was
there. Quite a sprinkling of outsiders helped swell the
gathering, which comfortably filled the park. The
additional bleacher seats on the east side of the
gridiron were filled to capacity long before the whistle
blew.
BAYS' GREATEST TEAM
The Packers lived up to advance notices about being
the greatest team that Green Bay ever put on the gridiron. True enough some of the plays did not work out as scheduled but another week of practice will see the Packers in fighting trim to have it out with the famous Chicago Bears. The new Packers came in for a lot of attention from the crowd. Hendrian proved to be a "bear" at fullback and he sure hits 'em hard. Tillie Voss looked like a million dollars at one end while Milton and Dick O'Donnell did everything that was asked of them at the other extremity of the forward wall. Lewellen, former Nebraska captain, showed his class at half during the first half. He grabbed one pass from Lambeau that was a beauty. Rosatti got in the game for the second half and he spilled him pretty at tackle. Ludtke and Hearnden worked well while in the battle. Buland and Beasey, two of the other Packer regulars, were kept on the sidelines due to minor injuries.
VETERANS STILL THERE
The veterans of the Packer squad kept pace with the newcomers. Captain Lambeau played wonderful football on the offense and he was passing in midseason form while his defensive work was superb. Charlie Mathys never looked better and the way he grabbed Lambeau's tosses opened the eyes of the Michiganders. Basing scored both of the Packers' touchdowns. He sure was a demon on the attack. Wally Neimann displayed all his old craft at center while Woodin and Gardner were in there every way at the guards. Jug Earps put in the first half at tackle and then moved over to center. He was a tower of strength in each position. Cub Buck looked bigger than ever at left tackle and he appeared to enjoy himself immensely as he smeared up the Ironwood attack. Getting back to the game itself, the team started off fast. A forward pass early in the first quarter put the ball well into Ironwood's territory. Buck blew a field goal and Ironwood soon booted out of danger. The Packers piled up some yardage and then Buck got off a long punt. This backed the visitors up near their goal line. A pass, Gardner to Harris, went bad and Ironwood was forced to cover behind the goal line. This was a safety and gave the Packers a two point safety.
MASON MAKES GAINS
For the remainder of the quarter, the pigskin see-sawed back and forth with little advantage to either team. Mason, the Ironwood half, plunged through for several good gains. Early in the second quarter, the visitors got a couple of first downs and it was the only time they were in the Packers' backyard. Their spurt ended when Eagleburger missed a field goal from about 35 yards. The Packers picked up speed after this and soon Ironwood was beating a hasty retreat. Forward passes were doing the trick and it wasn't long before the big Bay Blues had the ball within scoring distance. With but a minute to go, Buck again fizzled a placekick and, after another scrimmage, halftime was called. At the start of the second half, Captain Lambeau made two changes in the lineup. Basing replaced Lewellen at half; Earps moved over to center and Rosatti took Jug's tackle. The Packers soon began hitting on all eleven. The air drive had Ironwood badly worried, and there was good reason for the Bay eleven was marching down the field.
YELL FOR TOUCHDOWN
The crowd began yelling for a touchdown. And they were not disappointed. With the pigskin resting about 5 yards from the Ironwood goal, Basing cut over behind left tackle for a score. Buck kicked the goal. The next score came quicker. Shortly after the kickoff, Lambeau shot a forward pass into Basing's arms and the Packer backfielder started his dash for a score. He shook off two of the enemy and, thanks to some splendid blocking by several of his teammates, romped over for a touchdown. Buck's attempt for a goal kick was blocked. These two scores sort of took the wind out of Ironwood's sails and, for the remainder of the game, they played on the defensive. Several times, it seemed as if the Packers were headed for another marker but the fates ruled otherwise. Dutch Hendrian attempted a dropkick in the last quarter from about 40 yards. It was headed straight for the uprights but fell short by five feet. During the last quarter, changes were made in the Packer lineup bu the Green Bay forward march continued just the same.

PLAY BY PLAY
FIRST QUARTER
Gardner kicked to Flowers, Mason failed to gain. Harris made one yard around right end. Eagleburger failed to gain. Harris punted 40 yards to Mathys. Hendrian failed to gain for the Packers. Lambeau passed 25 yards to Lewellen. Lewellen gained a yard at left end. Lewellen passed four yards to Lambeau. Lambeau failed at right end. On a fake placekick, Hendrian made eight yards through center. Lewellen added two, and Hendrian failed to gain. Buck failed at an attempt to placekick from the 22 yard mark. The ball was taken out to the 20, and Harris failed to gain. Harris punted to Mathys, who took the ball in midfield. The Packers attempted a forward pass, which failed. Another pass failed, and then Buck punted 50 yards to Ironwood's ten yard mark. Harris smashed through the line for four yards. On the next play, the ball was fumbled, and Mason, who recovered it, was downed behind the goal line, the Packers scoring a safety. The ball was taken out to the 30 yard line, where Mason broke through for 15 yards. Buck caught Eagleburger for a two yard loss on the next play.
SECOND QUARTER
Mason gained a yard. Harris punted 45 yards to Mathys, who returned the ball 15. Buck punted 45 to Holman, who returned 5. Mason plunged for six yards, but Eagleburger failed to gain around left end. Harris punted 40 yards to Lambeau, who returned the ball six yards. Lewellen was downed for a ten yard loss on an attempted pass. A pass from Mathys was intercepted by Holman, and it was Ironwood's ball. Mason ripped through the line for seven yards; Eagleburger added two, and Mason made it first down. Harris and Mason failed to gain on the next two plays, and Eagleburger's attempted dropkick from the 35 yard line failed. Buck punted 50 yards to Holman. Eagleburger fumbled on the next play, but the ball was recovered by Mason. Holman lost two yards; Mason failed to gain, and then Harris punted 50 yards to Lambeau, who brought the ball back 25. Buck punted 35 yards, and Ironwood decided to continue the kicking duel, Harris punting 40 yards to Mathys who returned the ball 15. Lewellen failed to gain. Lambeau passed 9 yards and a fraction to Mathys, Hendrian making the inches needed for the first down. Lambeau passed 10 yards to Hendrian, and 15 to Mathys on successive plays. Buck failed on an attempted placekick from the 20 yard line. It was Ironwood's ball, and Harris made two yards as the half ended.
THIRD QUARTER
Flowers kicked off for Ironwood. Basing made a yard. Buck punted 40 yards to Holman. Mason failed to gain. Harris made a yard around right end. Harris punted 40 yards to Mathys, who returned 5. Lambeau passed 9 yards to Mathys. On a line plunge, Lambeau made it first down. Lambeau passed 15 yards to Basing, but another pass failed. Lambeau passed 20 yards to Mathys. Hendrian plunged for four yards. Basing ripped off 10. Basing then failed to gain, but on the following play, broke through and ran 6 yards for a touchdown. Buck kicked the goal. Gardner kicked off to Mason, who received the ball on the goal line, but returned it to Ironwood's 30 yard mark. Harris punted 35 yards to Lambeau. On the first play, Lambeau passed 15 yards to Basing, who ran through a broken field for a touchdown. Marshall blocked Buck's attempt at a placekick. Gardner kicked off to Harris, who ran the ball from the goal line to Ironwood's 30 yard mark. Harris passed 6 yards to Eadon. Harris punted 35 yards. Hendrian made one yard for the Packers as the quarter ended.
FOURTH QUARTER
Buck passed 10 yards to Lambeau, who ran thirty. Hendrian added a yard. Two forward passes failed. Buck punted, the ball rolling out of bounds on the 17 yard line. Harris punted 50 yards to Mathys, who returned the ball 20 yards. Lambeau failed to gain. Hendrian barely missed a dropkick from the 42 yard mark. Holman picking up the ball and taking it out to the 5 yard mark. Harris kicked 40 yards to Lambeau, who returned it 15. Basing made a yard, but the Packers were penalized 15 for holding. Lambeau passed 5 yards to Mathys, and, on the next play, Buck punted to Ironwood's 15 yard line. Harris punted 40 yards to Hendrian. Basing made three yards for the Packers. Hendrian failed to gain. Lambeau passed 35 yards to Voss, but on the next play the ball was fumbled. Flowers recovering it for Ironwood. Harris immediately punted 30 yards to Hendrian, who fumbled, and Ironwood recovered in midfield. Lambeau intercepted a forward pass, and the Packers regained possession of the ball. Lambeau shot a short pass to Hendrian, who ran 20 yards. Hearndon made three yards as the game closed.
EXHIBITION - Green Bay Packers 15, Ironwood Legionaires 0
Sunday September 14th 1924 (at Green Bay)
BEARS AND PACKERS TO CLASH HERE ON SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will have it out Sunday afternoon on the gridiron at Bellevue park in what promises to be as great an exhibition of footballing as has every been seen in this part of the state. Hostilities will start promptly at 2:30 and regulation periods of 15 minute duration are scheduled.
If fair weather conditions prevail, a capacity crowd will
witness the pigskin exhibition. The advance seat sale
has been unusually heavy and hundreds of out of
towners will be here for the game...BEARS WELL
KNOWN: The Bears are famed as one of the greatest
football machines in the country. In 1923 they placed
second in the National league race, just one notch
ahead of the Packers. The Chicagoans have an all star
battle front. Every man on the squad is a college
graduate and, at least, half a dozen of the Windy City
gridders have received All American recognition. The
Bruins have what is considered the greatest forward line
in the country. Trafton, center; Anderson and Garvey,
guards; and Healey and Scott, tackles, make a
combination hard to beat. Hanny and Halas are a pretty
sweet pair of wingmen. The Sternaman brothers, Dutch
and Joe, are the backfield luminaries although Bryan,
Knop and Bolan are pretty hard to beat...FACE REAL
AGGREGATION: It can be readily seen that the
Packers will be up against the real in pigskin chasing
but the big Bay Blues are some pumpkins themselves
when it comes to gridiron performances. In Lambeau
and Mathys, Green Bay has the best forward passing
pair in professional football while all the other members
of the team can hold their own with the best in the
game. The Packer squad has been primed for this game
and when the gang steps on the field it will be a "rarin'
to go" aggregation, determined to give and Halas and
his hirelings a battle that they won't forget in a long
while. Good officiating is assured as Bobby Cahn is one
of the best referees on the pro gridiron. Joyce of Ohio
Wesleyan will umpire while Jimmy Coffeen is to be the
head linesman.
SETTING UP EXTRA SEATS AT PARK AT TO
HANDLE BIG CROWD
SEPTEMBER 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - In order
to keep faith with the football fans who want to see 
Sunday's game between the Packers and Chicago
Bears at Bellevue park, the Green Bay management
had a flock of carpenters on the scene this morning
setting up extra seats to handle the overflow crowd that
is expected to attend. Four additional rows of seats are
being added to sections E and F. This will give an 
additional seating capacity of 164 seats. Benches have
been secured from the park board and they will be
placed in the vacant space back of the sideline fence
near the old baseball grandstand. There will also be a 
string of these benches set around the sideline fence
back of the southeast corner of the gridiron. These
seats will be on sale at the Press-Gazette tonight from
7:30 to 9. With these extra seats it will be possible to
take care of about 4,300 spectators, seated, and also
leave room for about 700 in the standing room space..
STATEMENT BY MANAGEMENT: The management
has issued the following statement: "If fair weather
conditions prevail, the biggest crowd that ever attended
a football game in Green Bay will be on hand Sunday.
The sale of reserve seats has been amazing. The
greater bulk of these tickets were spoken for the minute
they were placed on sale. Those who can not secure
reserved seats are urged to reach the park at one
o'clock. This is the time the general admission tickets
will be placed on sale. There are about 2,000 seats for
the general admission ticket holders. Those occupying
the seats are urged to 'push 'em up' and sit close 
together so as to seat as many as possible. Ample
police protection has  been secured to handle the
crowd. There will be ten policemen outside the park
guarding the fence, with two working inside, with a
company of American Legion veterans. In addition, the
motorcycle cops will handle the parking space and
there will also be two other blue coats on the job at the
main entrance to prevent any confusion.
CAL'S COMMENTS
SEPTEMBER 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Some of
the aged methods of the Western Conference are 
coming to light again. Alonzo Stagg, Tom Jones and a
few of the other so-called Big Ten brows are bitter
against professional football. Why, we don't know unless
they fear it will take some of the wind out of their sails
and possible dollars out of their pockets...Anyway at
one of their "sewing circles" a few years back, they
adopted an ironclad regulation, gilt edged in the bargain,
that any professional football player was banned from
coaching in the conference. Two years ago George
Trafton, who will play with the Bears here Sunday
against the Packers, coached a year at Northwestern.
Then somebody looked up his record and it was 
discovered that he had chased the pigskin for filthy
lucre. He got the gate.
CHICAGO BEARS PLAY PACKERS HER NEXT SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Bears are coming here Sunday. This means as much to the football fans as the world's greatest circus does to the youths of the short pants age. "Wait until next year." That was the thought of some 4,000 followers of the Packer team last fall when George Halas and his tribe of Bruins walked off with a horseshoe, 3 to 0 victory, over the big Bay Blues...SUNDAY AT BELLEVUE PARK: Well, the time is close at hand. Sunday, the Windy City footballers will give battles to the Packers at Bellevue park. It is one of the biggest games of the season at home. If the Packers can hurdle this obstacle, they will be headed straight for national honors on the gridiron. Last season, when the Bears played here, about 4,200 jammed Bellevue park and a bigger crowd is looked for on Sunday. The reserved seat tickets will be placed on sale Wednesday and those desiring seats better make their reservations immediately as the pasteboards are sure to go like hot cakes. The reservations can be made at the usual places about town...PACKERS MAKING READY: The Packer squad resumed their drill this morning and every player reported to Captain Lambeau in good shape. Buland's shoulder will be in shape long before Sunday while Basing's ankle is again in playing condition. The Packer players know what a victory in Sunday's game means and the gridders are determined to give the Bears all they are looking for and possibly a little bit more. Word has been received from George Halas, manager of the Bears, that he will bring a great team here. Many of last year's stars are again in togs. These include George Trafton, Hunk Anderson, Brute Garvey, Dutch Sternaman and many others. Little Joe Sternaman, who coached and captained the Duluth club last year, is back again with the Bears. In a letter to the Packer management, Halas had this to say: "You can tell your football fans that we will have a great machine and I am certain that we will repeat last year's success."
CAL'S COMMENTS
SEPTEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers got off to a pretty good start. As was predicted, Ironwood came here with a rough and ready aggregation. The Michiganders were perfectly willing to mix it and possibly they were in better condition than Lambeau's team due to the fact that they had had two weeks of practice and also had played one game. It was a good test for the Bay eleven and they came through with flying colors. The team resumed its practice this morning and the gang will drill daily in preparation for the Chicago Bear game here on Sunday. This contest will be a crucial test for the Packers as the Windy City aggregation is coming here determined to chalk up a victory. Last fall, the Halas crew carried horseshoes around in their pockets and nosed out a 3 to 0 win. This year it may be a different story as the Packers of 1924 can travel with the best of 'em when it comes to pigskin chasing.
STARS OF FOOTBALL WORLD TO PLAY WITH BEARS HERE ON SUNDAY AGAINST PACKERS
SEPTEMBER 17 (Chicago) - Saturday night, George Halas, manager of the Chicago Bears, will load his squad of pigskin chasers, about twenty strong, for Green Bay, Wis., where on Sunday the Chicago club will do their stuff against the Packers, who are rated as one of the best postgraduate football elevens in the country. According to reports received from the Green Bay management, a huge throng will be on hand to see the game. Last year, when the Bears played in the Packers' town, some 4,300 spectators witnessed the game. Sunday. Manager Halas is hopeful that the attendance will exceed 5,000 and it is understood that the seating capacity of the Green Bay park has been increased about eight hundred...SECOND LAST YEAR: The Bears, who finished second in the pro league, will have another splendid aggregation of footballers. Manager Halas has been beating the bushes for a couple of all star gridders of college fame and he hopes to have them in his machine this Sunday. Unless there is a shift in plans, the Bears will use George Trafton, former Notre Dame star at center. Brute Garvey and Hunk Anderson, also former pupils of Knute Rockne, will be at the guards, while Scott, former Wisconsin All American, and Dave Healy of Dartmouth are slate for duty at the tackles. Hanny, Flaherty and Halas will be the wingmen and with Usher at first substitute for line duty...STARS IN BACKFIELD: Halas has a plenty of stars in the backfield. Little Joe Sternaman, who coached and captained Duluth last season, will play quarterback while his brother, Dutch, is to perform at left half. It was Dutch Sternaman's toe in 1923 that beat the Packers, 3 to 0. Bob Knop, one of the greatest plunging backs ever turned out at Illinois, will hit the line from football, while Bill Lanum is slated for right half. He is a former conference star and is known for his sweeping end runs. Red Bryan will be the first reserve player in the backfield.
REVIEWS HISTORY OF THE PACKERS AT LIONS' CLUB MEET
SEPTEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - How the Green Bay Football corporation came into being and how it administers the affairs of the Packers' football team was described to the Green Bay Lions club at its weekly luncheon at the Beaumont this noon by A.B. Turnbull, president of the corporation. After the
season of 1922 had ended victoriously on the gridiron but disastrously in the treasury, a meeting was called in the Beaumont hotel and the football corporation was organized. Little was done until the summer of 1923 when a stock selling corporation was successfully put on. During the following season, the Packers lost only two games, he said. The corporation is headed by a board of directors of fifteen members, with an executive committee of five, which meets every Monday morning...TELLS HOW PLAYERS WERE OBTAINED: Describing the corporation's effort to secure the best players available, Mr. Turnbull told how the corporation sent a letter this spring to every football player graduating from a western or midwestern college, and received several replies, among them that of Lewellen, star halfback of the University of Nebraska, now a member of the Packer squad. He also told of the heavy expenses the corporation has to meet in transportation, guarantees to visiting players, and rain and compensation insurance. With favorable breaks in weather, he predicted the team will finish the season financially even, despite the fact that this year's schedule is the hardest the players have ever encountered. Of 12 games, five are against teams who finished last season in the top five places in the national association...PART OF CIVIC LIFE: Answering the question, "What do the Packers do for Green Bay?", Mr. Turnbull replied that, in his opinion, they had become part of the civic life of this community. No other city of this size in the state, he said, is as interested in football as Green Bay. The team, in addition, brings Green Bay national advertising in the form of "streamer" stories on the sport pages of metropolitan dailies throughout the country, and brings visitors here from all parts of Wisconsin, upper Michigan and elsewhere. "When you get people into the habit of coming here for their sport, you will get them for business later in the week," he said.
CAL'S COMMENTS
SEPTEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer-Chicago Bear football clash is kicking up no end of interest in this part of the state and, unless all
signs fail, a record breaking gathering of football fans
will jam Bellevue park to overflowing when the teams
start chasing the pigskin Sunday afternoon. The Bears
are rated as one of the greatest gridiron machines in the
country. The Chicagoans' battle front is studded with
stars. Every man in the Windy City lineup is a former
collegian and, at least, a half dozen of them have been
given All American recognition.
CAPACITY CROWD WILL WITNESS PACKER-BEAR
GAME
SEPTEMBER 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The
Packer football management is making arrangements to
handle the biggest crowd that ever attended a football
game in Northeastern Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon
at Bellevue park when the Green Bay Packers have it
out with the Chicago Bears. Last year, the clash
between these teams drew about 4,200 spectators and
every indication points to a larger throng this Sunday. In
1923, the seating capacity of the park was about 3,700
but additional seats have been constructed and Sunday
for the Bear game, it will be possible to house about
4,300 with standing room for another thousand. There
will be about 300 additional grandstand seats and the
management plans also to set up extra box seats near
the gridiron in every possible spot. It is figured that, at
least, 300 can be handled in the temporary box seats.
Every effort possible will be made to take care of the
fans that come here from out of town....SELLING LIKE
HOT CAKES: Despite the fact that the reserved seat
tickets selling like hot cakes, there will be reservations
available at the box offices when they are opened at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. A company of the American Legion veterans will patrol the field inside the park, while 14 of the Green Bay police force are to be stationed around the outer edge of the fence. Every effort will be made by the management to keep out the "fence jumpers" who were very much in evidence at the Ironwood game.
​PACKER SQUAD LOOKING GOOD IN PRACTICE; PLAYERS READY FOR CHICAGO GAME SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Several hundred football fans witnessed the Packers practice at Joannes park this morning and it was the unanimous opinion of the spectators that George Halas and his husky Bears from Chicago were going to have a job on their hands when they tackle the Big Bay Blues at Bellevue park on Sunday afternoon. Captain Lambeau's team is fit for the fray. All the players came out of the Ironwood tilt in good shape while Buland and Beasey who were on the injured list have entirely recovered from their bruises. The squad is running through their plays in superb style and there is a certain amount of pep to their work that attracts the eye of the onlookers...TWIST BRUINS' TAIL: When the Packers step on the field Sunday, they will determine to twist the Bruins' tail. A victory in this game will set the Packers at the top of the pro heap and every man on the squad can be counted on to be in there battling every minute. The Packers are not underestimating the strength of the Bears. They realize that they will face one of the greatest postgraduate teams in the country but just the same, they are hopeful of giving Halas something that will make him remember Green Bay for a long time. One thing is sure, no matter who wins, it will be the greatest exhibition of pigskin chasing that has ever been seen in this neck of the woods.
PRO FOOTBALL NOTES
SEPTEMBER 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Duluth gets an early start in pro football. The Kellys tied their opening tilt with West Duluth, 0 to 0, and last Sunday defeated the Bessemer, Mich., Miners, 13 to 0. The Rooney brothers and Method starred for Duluth...Red Dunn, Marquette football star in 1923, may succeed Jimmy Conzelman as quarterback on the Milwaukee Badgers this fall. Dunn gained fame last season when he won the Boston U game, despite his fractured arm...Duke Slater, giant negro tackle, will be back again in the Rock Island battle front. This will be the former Iowa All-American star's third football season with the Independents. He is still a pretty husky pro gridder...Sammy Deutsch paid a nice chunk of money for the Canton Bulldogs but he won't break much behind in the long run as the Cleveland pro grid mogul is unloading some of his extra stars at $100 per head...Brute Garvey, the Notre Dame star of several years back, is one of the veterans that George Halas will have in togs with the Chicago Bears. Garvey is a rugged specimen and has been doing some prize fighting of late...The McMahon brothers has been signed by Chris O'Brien of the Chicago Cardinals. These two players together with Paddy Driscoll have carried the bulk of the Windy City south siders ever since 1922...The Green Bay Packers got off to a flying start last Sunday by taking the Ironwood, Mich., eleven into camp 15 to 0. Basing, the Badger champs' halfback, scored two touchdowns during the third quarter of play...John Dunn, vice president of the pro league, who also runs the Minneapolis Marines, is expecting his "gopher shift" aggregation to win a lot of games this season. Dunn will have a number of his veterans back in togs...Ink Williams is to have another season at left end for Doc Young's Hammond aggregation. In 1923, the ebony-hued gridder played superb football, being rated as one of the best wingmen around the postgraduate circuit...Morrisey, the Buffalo All-American husky guard and field kicker extraordinary, keeps pretty busy during the football season because besides playing he serves as a high school coach in the Bison City...It is understood that Jim Thorpe and Peter Calac, two of the Oorang Indian stars in 1923, will play free lance football in the Pennsylvania mine district this fall. Thorpe is a great attraction wherever he performs...Among the players signed up by the Dayton Triangle is Kinderdine, the bulky snapper-back, who has held down the center position for several years. He is a sure passer and manages to follow the pigskin very closely...Several members of the 1923 St. Louis All Stars will play with Kansas City. Doc Andrews, who is handling the reins for the Kaws, is rounding up a number of collegians who starred in the Missouri conference...McInery and Mohardt, teammates on the Chicago Cardinals, also hang their hats together during the baseball season. During the summer, they have been playing in the outfield for the Madison, Wis., Blues, and independent club...Larson, one of the best centers ever turned out at Notre Dame by Knute Rockne, is slated to fill the center of the line for the Milwaukee Badgers. He starred for McGurk's hirelings in many of the games during 1923...Bud Gorman, a heavyweight pugilist of some prominence in the middle west, is going to don the moleskins for the Racine Horlicks. Gorman has played with this club for several years. He doesn't fight during the grid season...The Philadelphia Yellow Jackets are sure to have considerable to say about title honors in the pro race. Manager Howard Bowker is getting together an outfit that should finish among the topnotchers in the pennant dash...A.H. Bowiby has taken charge of the Rock Island eleven. He is supported by a well organized football association and the Islanders are going the limit to secure players who will make up wins on the chalk marked field.
CAL'S COMMENTS
SEPTEMBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A glance over the Bears' lineup shows enough gridiron stars to sparkle for a half dozen teams. Manager George Halas has rounded up an aggregation that should rank with the topnotchers in the pro circuit. The Windy City Bruins are coming here Sunday determined to hop off on the right foot at the expense of the Packers but they may home telling a different story when the final whistle blows as Captain Lambeau's club will right on edge to turn back the invaders.