Green Bay Packers (1-0-1) 6, Chicago Bears (1-0-1) 6 (T)
Sunday September 26th 1926 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - If!!!! A fumble early in the fourth quarter robbed the Packers of a cleancut victory over the Chicago Bears but just the same the Badger state champions came out with a 6 to 6 draw decision in Sunday's National league football game at the City Stadium, which was played before the largest crowd that has ever witnessed a pro game in Wisconsin. There were over 7,000 spectators present. Half a loaf is better than none and Captain Lambeau's gridders still have a 1.000 pct. in the championship chase.
The crowd got its money's worth. There was more honest-to-goodness football stuffed into those sixth minutes of gridiron skirmishing than has been seen here in many a year. It was a battle royal all the way. Even before the whistle blew, Brute Trafton started wolfing about the tee that Moose Gardner was using for the kickoff. This didn't tend to make the ties any more binding and the players went at each other in hammer style. However, the officials didn't let the game get out of their control. They kept on top of the play
every minute and violations were quickly called. The Bears twice dropped "15" for rough stuff while the Packers lost a costly fifteen from the spot of holding in the fourth quarter that set them back in the shadow of their own goal posts. Offside penalties were called frequently and both sides lost a number of "V's" for
incompleted forwards.
Possibly there have been more sensational combats staged here but never a better played one. Both clubs
were at the top of their game and it was a battle between two well oiled football machines, who are sure to be heard of a lot before the season is ended in December. The opposing elevens tackled in savage style. The mighty Bear line didn't have a thing on the Packers and, aside from late in the third period and early in the fourth frame, the Bears failed to hang up much yardage through the Packers' forward wall. After Cully Lidberg had been knocked "cuckoo" and forced to leave the game, the Bays seemed to fall into a slump and it took a lot of driving by Captain Lambeau to whip his club together again to stem the crashing Bear attack that seemed to get stronger as the fray progressed.
Both teams played a "watch and waiting game" during the first half but there sure was action galore in the final periods. Right from the opening whistle, the reknowned Paddy Driscoll and Lewellen staged a kicking duel and the Packer halfback carried off the honors although Driscoll placed some beauties off near the sidelines. However, Lew's punts sailed through the air like a bird and this gave the ends plenty of time to get down and under them. Once Dick O'Donnell, who played a wonderful game, dumped Paddy Driscoll so hard that the pride of the Chicago southside must have thought the Miami hurricane had blown up this way. In the second quarter, when the Packers had the wind behind them the conflict was mostly in Bruin territory. At least, Driscoll was losing about eight yards on every exchange of kicks. However, the Packers were stepping along under cover and didn't open up much. The Bears were also watching their step closely and relying almost entirely on Paddy Driscoll's educated toe, which later in the fray, didn't appear to be quite so educated. During the first two periods, the Bruins failed to make a single first down while the Bays came across with a pair, one on straight football and the other on a pass.
When the second half started, the Packer offensive got underway on "All Eleven" and the Big Bay Blues surged down the field in a drive that ended in a touchdown. It wasn't that the Bears were fighting. They were. But the Packers weren't to be denied and they crashed forward. Finally, Captain Lambeau sailed a pass into Lewellen's arms and it took a half dozen Bruins to dump him on the 5-yard line. The Packers took a timeout to catch their breath and Trafton fussed around and tried to tell the linemen how to knock 'em cold. Then the teams went at it again. Eddie Kotal sliced over tackle for a couple of yards and it was second down - goal to go. There was a time when the Bear line was considered a stone wall and any team was rated foolish trying to buck it. But that was before
Lidberg started his pro career. On the next play, the
former Minnesota star smashed his way outside of
tackle and he pivoted over the goal line for a touchdown.
It is needless to add that some 7,000 fans nearly went
crazy with joy. However, a football game is never over
until the final whistle toots, and it wasn't long before the
crowd discovered this - and the Packers likewise. The
Bears didn't let the score bother them. Instead it
seemed to spur them on to the Bruins' offense and they
began piling up yardage. Yells of "Hold 'em, Packers"
began to echo through the stadium and hold 'em the
Packers did after the Bears got down in the danger
zone. There was some skirmishing back and forth but
things looked as time went on into the fourth quarter.
Finally, the Bears got a break. Enright on a line plunge
fumbled and several orange-sweatered individuals
hopped on the cowhide as if it was a hot potato. The
Bruins lost a couple on their next play. Soon after came
the play that tied the score. From a close formation,
Walquist got one of the few passes that Trafton tossed
back all day and he shot the oval over the line at bullet
like speed to Paddy Driscoll who was stepping along
like an express train. Paddy snatched the ball out of
the air and one could hear a pin drop all over the field as
the Bears lined up for the try after touchdown. Driscoll
patted down the turf and brushed the dust off his 
educated toe. Paddy must have had a case of nerves
because he dropped the pass and when he recovered
the oval and tried for the kick, Jug Earpe was on top of
him like a tent.
This made the outlook a bit more encouraging. However,
the Bears kept at it. They intercepted a pass and once
again looked dangerous. Three plays netted little ground
and Driscoll stepped back for a dropkick. Once again
the famous Paddy's attempt was blocked and the ball
rolled to midfield where it was given to the Packers.
Here the Packers made an "eleventh hour" drive.
Forward passes were hurled frequently and the Bays
got into Bear territory. With about a minute to go, 
Captain Lambeau took a chance on a dropkick but his
attempt was short and the ball was covered on the
Bears' 5-yard line. And here it was when the game
CHI BEARS -  0  0  0  6 -  6
GREEN BAY -  0  0  6  0 -  6
3rd - GB - Lidberg, 5-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
4th - CHI - Paddy Driscoll, 36-yard pass from Laurie Walquist (Kick failed) TIED 6-6
SEPTEMBER 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Utilizing a combination of ultra modern football that includes the best of the systems used by Knute Rockne of Notre Dame and Glenn Warner at Stanford, the Duluth Eskimos plan to win the titular honors this season in
the NFL. When they appear here Sunday, Green Bay
fans will see about as dazzling an attack as they ever
witnessed. Ernie Nevers, twice All American fullback
and hailed as the "world's foremost athlete", will lead
the giants from the northland...ACTS AS COACH: In
addition to captaining the squad, he has acted as head
coach. The mighty offensive system worked so
successfully by Warner was brought east by Ernie, and
his men have used it with telling effect in all games
played to date. Blended with the Warner wizardry is a
great deal of the Rockne cunning in the style of battle
adopted by the Duluthians. Word from Dewey Scanlon,
manager of the Eskimos, said today that his eleven
realized that they will have to give Green Bay the works
if they are to triumph here. Early season tales sweeping
into all the cities of the league tell of the might of the
Green Bay outfit. The Packer team is admitted on all
hands to be one of the real formidables in the circuit.
Scanlon and Nevers pin their hopes of victory on a 
slashing attack in the early stages of the contest. With
two keen backfields in the camp, the Duluth boys will
not want for strong, fresh men. Supporting Nevers in the
"four polar bears" backfield are Paul Fitzgibbons, the
man who put Creighton on the football map and himself
on the second All-American team; John Blood, who
learned his football from Rockne at Notre Dame and
who has starred in pro football the last two season,
and Wallie GIlbert, star for three years at Valparaiso
college and now a Southern League pitcher...POLAR
BEARS FAST: In passing, running, kicking and 
defensively, the Polar Bears are also extremely
dangerous young men. They are fast and shifty and
keep the opposition always guessing. On behalf of his
bright star, Scanlon promises the fans of Green Bay
that Nevers will be in the game here from start to 
finish. He refuses to make a brief appearance and then
bid his adieu. "Nevers believes that one of two high
priced stars are hurting the professional game by their
unwillingness to play more than a few minutes," said
Scanlon. "He does not believe it is fair to the fans to bill
a star and then play him only a short time. Football is
life to Nevers and he would play the game if he didn't 
make a cent. Green Bay folks may rest assured that Ernie will play every quarter unless he is carried off the field." Fans of Green Bay perhaps recall the memorable New Years' Day 1925 when Notre Dame traveled to California to settle the football supremacy of the world...GAVE 'EM BATTLE: The mighty Four Horsemen were at the apex of their careers and playing their last game. Notre Dame won 24-10 but Nevers' work that day dimmed the glory of the great Rockne team. Single-handed he beat back the galloping horsemen time after time in the shadow of his goal and smashed through the powerful Irish line for his team's only touchdown. But for him, those who saw the game say Notre Dame would have won by a wide margin.
SEPTEMBER 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay football fans will feast their eyes on an awe-inspiring collection of "he-men" here Sunday when Ernie Nevers, "the world's foremost athlete", leads  his giant Duluth Eskimos on the gridiron to meet the
Packer eleven in a pro league game. Those who follow
football say the famous Leland Stanford star has one of
the heaviest aggregations of football players ever
assembled under one standard. From end to end, the
big boys will average much better than 200 pounds and
the fleet backfield men will go better than 185. Nevers
is one of the best drawing cards in the professional
game and has attracted careful attention wherever he
has displayed his brilliant stuff. Pop Warner, reknowned
coach who developed Ernie, has pronounced him the
greatest football player he has ever seen. And in this
declaration he did not exclude Red Grange or the
famous Four Horsemen. After watching Ernie star
against Notre dame, Knute Rockne called him the
greatest backfield man in history...WON 13 LETTERS:
At Stanford, Nevers won 13 college letters in his three
years of athletic endeavor. He starred in football, track,
baseball, basketball and gymnastics. At the end of his
college career last spring he joined out with the St.
Louis Browns and made a better impression than any
college pitcher that entered the majors in many years.
The umpire-writer Billy Evans was deeply impressed by
his showing with the Browns and said in a recent article that Nevers has a brilliant future on the diamond. In his first big league start, Nevers opposed Boston and really won a 5-2 decision but errors robbed him of a victory in the ninth when the game was called with the score 5-5 to permit the Browns to make a train. He followed this with a 3-1 win over the Athletics. But for an error in the ninth he would have had a shutout. He was used frequently as a relief pitcher and pitched consistent ball all season. He also ranks high as a basketball player and will head a professional team this winter...LOTS OF BEEF: Other big boys on the Eskimo squad are: Tackle Kiesling, formerly of St. Thomas, 243; Doc Williams, star center of professional circles, 225; Tackle Rundquist, Michigan School of Mines star, 220; Red Stein, Fordham lineman, 190; Sullivan, Hibbing college guard, 195; Manion, old St. Thomas end, 180; Carlson, former Ames star, 195; Gayer, Creighton tackle, 205; Johnson, also of Fordham, 190; Buland, powerful tackle from the Rock Island club, 196; Murray, all-state conference end at St. Thomas, 210; End Underwood, for three years with Duluth, 203; Joe Rooney, recently with Rock Island, 181; Nevers, 205; Gilbert, pitcher for the Atlanta club and member of the Valparaiso college team that tied Harvard, 180; Fitzgibbons, one of Creighton's greatest backs, 174; Method, who played fullback professional football for 8 years, 194; Kelly, speed back from Northwestern, 170; Cob Rooney, quarter at the University of Virginia, 175; Red Quam, 165 pounds back who help put the Quantico Marines on the football map during his service with the Devildogs,and Blood, 185 pound back, who learned his stuff under Rockne at Notre Dame. Nevers, Fitzgibbons, Blood and Gilbert are the "four polar bears" of the outfit. They are all triple threat men of dangerous caliber. In the reserve backfield, dubbed the "four cubs", are Method, Kelley, Cobb, Rooney and Quam.
in good shape and the members of the squad are
confident of teaching Ernie Nevers something about the
gentle art of chasing the cowhide aside from what he
learned in the "rah-rah" class under Glenn Warner at 
Stanford. It is possible that there will be several changes
in the Big Bay Blues' starting lineup. Another big crowd
is expected. The advance sale lived up to expectations
although many choice reservations are still available.
Tickets will be on sale at the Empire Drug Store and a
booth at the park Sunday morning. The gates at the
City stadium will open promptly at 12:30. The American
Legion band will perform as usual and the musicians
are getting up some fancy steps for their parade
between halves.
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The status
of Pid Purdy, whose case has been in doubt all week,
was cleared up with a receipt of a telegram from
President Joe Carr late Friday evening and the little
backfielder who has been with the team since last
Sunday will, undoubtedly, see some action against
Nevers & Co. tomorrow.
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Members of
the Packer football team, the pride of Green Bay 
sportsmen, will be the guests of the Green Bay Kiwanis
club Monday noon at their regular luncheon at the
Northland. Judge Henry Graass will speak. As the
annual invitation has always been accepted with great
enthusiasm, the meeting has always been one of the
most enjoyable meetings of the fall for the Kiwanians.
Judge Graass is a talker of merit and he has been
chosen as the one man best fitted to talk to young men.
OCTOBER 2 (Duluth) - Scouts for at least two clubs in
the NFL will be at Sunday's game in Green Bay
between the Packers and Ernie Nevers' Eskimos from
Duluth. Their presence here is to take a peep at Wallie
Gilbert, dashing back for the visitors, and to try to 
persuade President Olaf Haugsud of the northmen that
he should sell him. The New York Giants and the 
Highlanders have both been working all fall to win
Gilbert away from the Duluth club. Red Grange's club
has been particularly active to land Gilbert. They feel
that with him in their lineup, sailing would be smooth
this year in the American Professional league. Billy
Gibson, manager of Gene Tunney and boos of the
Giants, has pulled every possible wire in his struggle to
land Wallie. He has just closed a successful season
with the Atlanta club of the Southern league and is in
tiptop shape...HAVE NIFTY GARB: In addition to being
one of the heaviest teams playing football today, the
Eskimos come here with the reputation of being the
niftiest dressers. They have a garb that attracts attention wherever they appear and Green Bay fans should get quite a kick out of the makeups. The men wear pure white jerseys with black numerals. In keeping with the Eskimo idea, they carry on their chests igloos, or icebuilt residences of the dwellers near the Arctic circle. They wear three-quarter mackinaws of white and black, attached to the bennies are pointed hoods. Manager Dewey Scanlon said today he tried to feed his boys on gumdrops and pemmican, in true Eskimo fashion, but the athletes were of the opinion that was carrying the polar idea a little too far. Because of the white jerseys and coats, Dewey claims his cleaning bill is the largest of any organization in the whole world.
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - As a
result of the impressive showing made against the Twin
City All-Stars in Minneapolis last Sunday, Ernie Nevers
and his Eskimo football team from Duluth loom up as
one of the most powerful organizations in the NFL.
Although they won in St. Paul by only a 7-0 score, 
Green Bay fans may be prepared to gaze upon an 
eleven of powerful proportions. Pitted against them was
the nucleus of the old Minneapolis Marine team, 
traveling under a new monicker. This is the team that
has given the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cardinals
some of the stiffest competition they ever encountered...
was Paul Des Jardien, noted All-American from the
University of Chicago, who won more college letters on
the Midway than any other student that ever performed
for Alonzo Stagg. With him starred Dick Hanousek,
former luminary at Notre Dame in the days of the
famous Four Horsemen. Hanousek and Nevers met
once before. This was New Years's Day 1925 when 
Leland Stanford fell before Knute Rockne and his Four
Horsemen, 22-10. The marvelous defensive work of
Nevers that day kept Notre Dame from running up a 
score of staggering proportions. Hanousek was one of
Rockne's stars on offense and defense. Despite the
presence in the All-Star lineup of Swanbeck, Matthews
and Butler, three of the most brilliant linemen that ever
played at the University of Minnesota, the Twin City
team was unable to gain with any consistency...FITZ
SCORED TOUCHDOWN: Murray at tackle, Fitzgibbons
and Gilbert at half and Nevers, himself, did the bulk of 
the ground gaining for the Eskimos. Fitz, in scoring the
only touchdown of the game, proved himself a marvel at
open field running and recalled to the minds of the fans
the performance of Red Grange. Sidestepping and stiff
arming his opponents, Fitz ran 25 yards for the only
touchdown of the contest. Manager Dewey Scanlon
wired today that his men would be in Green Bay not
later than Friday for the scrap here next Sunday. The
only serious casualty suffered by the Duluthians in the
St. Paul game was an injury to Wally Gilbert's knee in
the second half. After getting away for a 30-yard gain,
Wallie was tackled at the side of the field and his right
knee badly twisted. Physicians who x-rayed the joint
said he would be able to appear here Sunday.
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Ernie Nevers
and his Eskimos from Duluth, some thirty strong, are
slated to arrive here Saturday morning, according to a
wire received from Manager Dewey Scanlon of the Polar
Bears. The Northlanders will stay at the Northland hotel
during their sojourn here. The Duluthians figure that by
getting in a day early, they will be able to shake off their
travel legs and be in the pink for the pro league combat
with the Packers  here on Sunday at the City stadium.
It is expected that the Eskimos will stage a snappy
signal drill back of East high school late Saturday
afternoon...CAHN WILL REFEREE: President Joe Carr
of the NFL has picked Bobbie Cahn of Chicago to
referee. Cahn is a great favorite here with the fans and
he is a show in himself when doing his stuff on the
chalk marked field. Working with Cahn will be John
Dunn, vice president of the NFL, as umpire and Coach
Iverson of Sheboygan as head linesman. This is Dunn's
first appearance here as an official but several times in
the past he has invaded the Bay as manager of the
Minneapolis Marines. Every indication points to another
capacity crowd. Tickets have been moving fast about
town and the demand from outsiders has been nearly as
heavy for the Bear game last Sunday. Many of those
who had to be satisfied with "standing room only" at the
Bruin encounter profited by experience and purchased
their reservations early in the week. If Old Sol beams
again brightly on Sunday morning, it is a good bet that 
the "S.R.O." sign will be hung up before the whisle
blows...PACKERS LOOKING GOOD: The Packers
squad has been putting in a good week of practice.
Basing and Mathys, who were on the hospital list last
week, are again fit and both of these veterans are sure
to see action against the Eskimos. The team has been
polishing up a defense built especially to stop Ernie
​Nevers, famous All-American fullback, who is coach,
​captain, fullback and mainspring of the Eskimos tribe.
OCTOBER 1 (Duluth) - Following the one touchdown
defeat of the Twin City All-Stars last Sunday in
Minneapolis by Ernie Nevers' Duluth Eskimos, football
fans of Minneapolis and St. Paul are clamoring loudly 
for a return game. The Twin City people were under the
impression that their eleven, led by the great Paul Des
Jardien of the University of Chicago, was unbeatable.
The upset does not set well on the fans who plunged
heavily on their favorites. Nevers made himself a
reputation as a prognosticator in Minneapolis when he
picked Gene Tunney to whip Dempsey in a standstill.
Willing to chance his reputation on another prediction,
Ernie guessed today that St. Louis would win the World
Series from the Yankees in five games or less. He knows something about big league baseball because of his season with the American League club in St. Louis...PLAYED WITH BROWNS: Nevers started his big league baseball career this year following graduation at Stanford. Manager Sisler kept him on the bench for several weeks after he joined the club but finally turned him loose on the Yankees after one of the Brown veterans had been knocked out of the box. Ernie worked six innings and permitted five hits and one run. From then on, Nevers was one of Sisler's best relief men. On his next appearance, he gave Cleveland 4 hits and a run scored on an error. Then, Philadelphia secured five hits and one run in seven innings. He started his first game against Boston. He had the enemy licked 5-3 when his team blew up. Two errors gave the Red Sox two runs in the ninth inning when the game was called to catch a train. He then beat Philadelphia 3-1 and Detroit 7-2. From then on his place with the Browns was clinched.
​OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Joe Alexander's New York Giants certainly got off to a flying start in the pro league by walloping the Hartford Blues,
​21 to 0. Haggerty and McBride starred for the winners.
A crowd of 20,000 witnessed the fracas...Columbus
climbed to .500 percent in the standings by taking a fall
out of Canton, 14 to 2. The Bulldogs made their only 
counters in the final period when Rapp was dumped 
behind his own goal line for a safety...Milwaukee put 
quite a dent in the dope bucket by throwing the Detroit
Panthers for a 6 to 0 loss. This is the second defeat this
season for Conzelman's crew. Curtin, the Milwaukee
quarterback, made two goals from placement...Bad
breaks cost Brick Mueller's Los Angeles a victory in the
fray with the Chicago Cardinals by a score of 15 to 0.
The fumbles gave Chris O'Brien's team a pair of
touchdowns while Red Dunn came through with a field
goal...Racine made a successful comeback in the
league by bumping off Doc Young's Hammond team, 6
to 3. The Tornadoes, with a raft of new faces in the 
lineup, showed up smartly. Secrist kicked Hammond's
three points...The Providence Steam Rollers got off to a
flying start and rolled Brooklyn for a 13 to 0 loss. For a
new team, the club from Dodgertown put up a stubborn
fight but the Rhode Islanders were just a bit too strong..
.Two games in a row were too much for Akron. The
Niedmen battled the Philadelphia Yellowjackets to a 6 
to 6 tie on Saturday but Sunday Kendricks' Buffalo club
took over the Ohioans into camp by a 7 to 0 score...The
Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers battled to a 6 to
6 tie. The Packers scored early in the third quarter
after a rush straight down the field while the Bruins
evened the count late in the game when Driscoll got a
pass...Ernie Nevers' Eskimos won their third game of
the season by defeating Minneapolis, 7 to 0. The
Duluthians have taken but one league fray. However, the
two outside victims were both capable of playing bang
up football...Pottsville swings into action on Sunday 
against Columbus. Dr. Striegel, the Maroons' manager,
has rounded up a fast moving team of players and he
has hopes of his Miners cutting another wide swath in
the championship race...Bill Harley's Louisville club is
billed for action in Canton this Sunday. The Colonels
have signed up some southern college stars and the
Louisville ranks have been swelled by some semipros
from Chicago gridirons...Hartford and the Philadelphia
Yellowjackets lock horns in a twin series over Sunday.
The Blues invade Quakertown on Saturday and right
after the game, the two teams hop a train to Hartford for
a Sabbath Day encounter...Pete Barnum, former West
Virginia star, pulled one for the books Sunday when
playing with Columbus against Canton, he intercepted a
forward pass behind his own goal line and ran the length
of the field for a touchdown...Ed Healey, the Bears' 
wonder tackle of past years, has been moved to end
this year and is turning in a great game. Healey is fast
on his feet for a big fellow and there isn't a harder
tackler in the National circuit...In Neacy and Dilweg, the
Milwaukee Badgers are laying claim to a pair of the best
wingmen on the pro gridiron. Both these ends are six-
footers and pretty close to 200 pounders. They are great
receivers in the air drive...Somebody's clean record is
likely to be smashed on Sunday when the Giants and
Steam Rollers mix in Providence. Both these clubs won their opening arguments last week by comfortable margins. It should be a great game...Weller, a Nebraska hero of several years back, is holding down a tackle berth with the Chicago Cardinals. Last season, the husky lineman was a member of the Cornhuskers' staff but he answered the grid call this season...Imlay, whose name is famous on the Pacific coast as a footballer, is playing halfback for Los Angeles. He cut loose for several substantial gains against the Cardinals besides performing with brilliant style on the defense...Pete Henry is still doing his stuff for Canton. Possibly, the mountain sized lineman isn't quite as spry as in the days of old but just the same he can give his years younger opponents all the trouble they are looking for...Lewellen, Green Bay backfield ace, is booting the ball farther than ever this fall. The former Nebraska star earned a shade over Paddy Driscoll, premier bootsmith in the recent tilt between the Bays and Chicago Bruins...Hank Gillo signed as coach for Racine but he jumped into action for a few minutes against Hammond and displayed flashes of his form that once rated him as good a plunging fullback as there was in postgraduate football...Doc Young, the Hammond mogul, is still clinging to some of his veterans who have been with him for years. Williams, Dahlgren, Neale, Rydzewski, Usher, Hudson and Curzon are by no means "spring chickens" in pro league ball.
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Duluth
Eskimos, headed by Ernie Nevers, Superior, Wis. high
school product who gained all American football 
prominence at Leland Stanford on the Pacific coast, will
battle the Green Bay Packers in a National league
game at the City Stadium Sunday afternoon. As usual,
the gridiron fray will start promptly at 2 o'clock and
Bobbie Cahn, of Chicago, referee extraordinary, is to
toot the whistle. The score by innings, batteries and 
results of the New York Yankees-St. Louis Cardinals
World Series game will be announced at the football
field. The Polar Bears from the Northland are starting a
nationwide tour, which takes them east as far as New
York. Then they double back across the continent for
Christmas and New Year's Day games on the Pacific
coast in San Francisco and Los Angeles...THREE
MONTHS' TOUR: This is the Eskimos' first stop on
their 3-months' tour and it is needless to add that every
one of the Nevers' tribe has been tuned up to high "C"
so that they will be in shape to roll the Packers for a
goal. To date, Duluth has won three games, defeating
Ironwood, Kansas City and the Twin City All-Stars. In
each of these contests, the Northlanders showed no
end of power on the attack and a stone wall defense 
which has been next to impossible to crash through.
Back in the days when Jimmy Crowley started on his
football career at Green Bay East high, Nevers was 
making a bid for fans with the Superior schoolers. They
never met on the scholastic grid but a year ago these
Badgers opposed each other in the Stanford-Notre
Dame game and they both carried off honors. And
many is the time since then that Crowley has termed
Nevers the greatest fullback he ever saw in action. Just
before Crowley left for his coaching job down south, he
tipped his friends off with the following remark: "Don't
miss the Duluth game because that Ernie Nevers is a
whole team in himself."...ALWAYS IN GAME: Nevers is
not one of those fade out stars, who performs a few
minutes and then takes to the sidelines ala Red
Grange. Instead he is in there all the time. In the three
games that the Eskimos have played, Ernie hasn't lost
a minute. The all American back performs in a triple-threat role for the Polar Bears. He punts, passes and kicks the cowhide. Aside from this, he coaches and captains the Duluth eleven. No wonder the Eskimos are called "Nevers' team". The Polar Bears have been termed the "Fashion Plates" of the pro wheel. Every bit of their equipment is brand new and some of their gridiron toggery is reported to be years ahead of the times. It is said the Duluth management spent over $2,000 in getting second-to-none outfits...NEVERS NOT ONLY STAR: However, Nevers isn't by any means the only footballer in the Eskimos tribe. Fitzgibbons
and Doc Kelley are a pair of swell ball carriers while the Romney brothers are veterans in pro game, who have been rated highly for years. Murray, the big end sought by the Packers for five months but, at the final showdown, refused to play here as he wanted to make the trip with Nevers. Williams is a scrappy lineman who has always given the Bays plenty of trouble while Rundquist and Sullivan are a pair of mountain guards who haven't been budged this fall...IN FAIR SHAPE: With but one or two exceptions, the Big Bay Blues are