GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - A big, powerful, fast-stepping Packer football machine made its 1926 bow at the City stadium Sunday afternoon and proceeded to administer a 79 to 0 lacing to the invading Iron Mountain, Mich. eleven, whose lineup included four former Packers, Les Hearden, Wally Niemann, Sammy Powers and Toody McLean. Jab Murray was among the missing much to the disappointment of the fans who kept pleading for the famous Jab to step forth and strut his stuff. The Big Bay Blues more than lived up to advance notices. It wasn't so much the weakness of the Upper Michiganders as it was the strength of Captain Lambeau's aggregation. The "Mountain-high"
score was due entirely to Green Bay's savage attack
coupled with blue and gold's ability to take advantage of
every miscue of the invaders. The Packers always open
good but this year they lifted the lid with more class
than ever before. The Iron Mountain walloping can be
explained in a few words. Not once did the invaders
have possession of the ball in Packer territory and they
failed to make a single first down.
HERE'S CUB BUCK'S VIEWS
After the game, Cub Buck, who officiated as referee,
was asked what he thought of the Packers' 1926 model
and here is what he said: "I think the Packers are in for
their greatest season. The team looks exceptionally
good to me and I really believe this year's club is, at
least, 40 percent stronger than any team the Packers
ever had on the field. I was very favorably impressed
with the work of Enright and Lidberg at fullback while
Cyre, who is playing my old tackle berth, certainly looks
like a star. It is my opinion that MacAuliffe will develop
into one of the most valuable men on this year's team. I
surely think that Green Bay will be prouder than ever of
its Packers before the season is finished and don't
forget that I am wishing Captain Lambeau and his team
all the luck in the world." The game was played under
ideal weather conditions. Old Sol was out in all his glory
and a cool wind which swept across the playing field
added pep to the players and spectators alike. The
opening crowd was one of the largest on record as there
were some 3,000 spectators in the stands and every
one of them headed homeward confident that this was
going to be the Packers' year on the postgraduate
gridiron.
CROWD GATHERED EARLY
The crowd has gathered early, but, as usual, there was
a last minute rush through the gates. The early birds
contented themselves with looking things over and
much favorable comment was heard on the condition of
the playing field. Grass has sprouted nicely all over the
gridiron with the exception of the north end. The Legion
band uncorked a few airs to pepper up the crowd, and,
when the Packers pranced out for  practice, the tune of
"On, Wisconsin" brought every spectator to its feet. A
few minutes later the crowd was treated to a surprise
as the Ford plant band from Iron Mountain, attired in
natty uniforms, stepped around the field to a snappy air.
The visiting musicians got a big hand.
WATCHED NEW PLAYERS
Programs were in big demand as every one wanted to
get acquainted with the Packer players. Of course, the
veterans got a lot of attention but it was the newcomers
who were given a thorough one-more and it can be
safely said that they all made the grade and then some.
It was shortly after two o'clock when Cub Buck called
the teams in action. Iron Mountain chose to receive and
George Abramson booted to Dunkolovic who returned
about 15 yards before he was dumped. Abramson had
a badly strained knee which necessitated his removal from the game. Dr. Kelly immediately ordered him to the hospital where he will be given the best of attention. It will be, at least, two weeks before the star guard is fit for action. Evidently the injury jinx is still camping on the Packers' trail. It didn't take the Bays long to get the lay of the land and, after a few minutes had passed, Biff Basing crashed through for touchdown No. 1. Woodin, who had substituted for Abramson, kicked the goal. This quick score made a hit with the fans and their cup of  joy was filled a bit further when Swede Lidberg got the second touchdown and once again Woodin added the extra point. Rex Enright celebrated his appearance in the fray by making No. 3. The goal wasn't kicked. That was all for the first period.
ENRIGHT SCORES AGAIN
In the second quarter, Iron Mountain stiffened its defense a bit and the Packers counted but once. Enright made the touchdown on a line smash. His teammates made a hole a mile wide for the former Notre Dame star. The Packers started slowly in the third period but picked up speed enough to score three more touchdowns. Cyre, who looked very good, blocked a kick and, scooping up the ball, galloped for a touchdown. Flaherty picked off another on a beauty play while Lidberg slammed over for another. Enright and Woodin each missed a goal kick in this quarter. Whitey, however, booted one of them. The rout was complete in the final period as the Packers chalked up five more touchdowns. Lidberg returned to the game and crashed across for a pair. O'Donnell grabbed a forward pass and made the longest run of the game for another marker. Then Lewellen broke into the scoring table with a touchdown and then Dick O'Donnell burst into the limelight again by blocking a kick and counting again.
LAMBEAU STEPS IN
Woodin kicked one of the goals and Captain Lambeau, who played but a few minutes in the final quarter, added two more. Curly kicked another one but was not allowed on account of tripping on the line. The other point after touchdown was made on a pass, Lambeau to Lewellen. Iron Mountain was not prepared on this play and it worked like a charm as no one was within a mile of Lew when he grabbed a "Lambeau-made" toss for the score.
IRON MOUNTAIN -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY     - 20  7 19 33 - 79
1st - GB - Basing run (Woodin kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Lidberg run (Woodin kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
1st - GB - Enright run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 20-0
2nd - GB - Enright run (Enright kick) GREEN BAY 27-0
3rd - GB - Cyre, 10-yard run with blocked kick (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 33-0
3rd - GB - Flaherty pass from McAuliffe (Woodin kick) GREEN BAY 40-0
3rd - GB - Lidberg, 4-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 46-0
4th - GB - Lidberg run (Woodin kick) GREEN BAY 53-0
4th - GB - Lidberg, 1-yard run (Lambeau kick) GREEN BAY 60-0
4th - GB - O'Donnell pass from Kotal (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 66-0
4th - GB - Lewellen run (Run failed) GREEN BAY 72-0
4th - GB - O'Donnell, return of blocked punt (Lewellen pass from Lambeau) GREEN BAY 79-0
EXHIBITION - Green Bay Packers 79, Iron Mountain 0
Sunday September 12th 1926 (at Green Bay)
PACKERS FACE DETROIT IN PRO LEAGUE GAME SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Headed by Jimmy Conzelman, the Detroit Panthers, one of the greatest pro football teams in the country, will lock
horns with the Packers Sunday afternoon at the City
stadium in a gridiron skirmish that promises to be a 
thriller all the way. The opening kickoff is scheduled
promptly at 2 p.m. Bobby Cahn, Chicago, rated as one
of the best officials in Joe Carr's postgraduate wheel will
referee. John Dunn, Minneapolis, vice-president of the
NFL, is to umpire while Iverson, of Sheboygan, is the
headlinesman. Good officiating is half a football game
and the fans are assured of it Sunday with these three
capable men on the job. The Packer management is
expected a capacity crowd. The advance seat sale has
been much heavier than usual and, with fair weather, it
is safe to say that the paid gate will run over the 5,000
mark. The gates at the City stadium are to open at 
12:30 in order to handle the early comers...OPENING
LEAGUE GAME: This is the opening of the pro league
season and both clubs are determined to get off on a 
right foot. Detroit is coming here with an aggregation of
super footballers, whom dopesters think will have a lot
to say about final disposition of the championship
bunting. Followers of the Green Bay eleven, however, 
think this is going to be a "Packer Year" as the team
displayed lot of class in the Iron Mountain opener last
Sunday. Gregory, Grube and Edwards, three members
of the 1925 varsity at Michigan, are playing with Detroit.
Coach Yost claimed that his last year's team was the
greatest eleven he ever put on a gridiron. Vick and
Marion, Wolverine regulars in 1924, are also chasing the
cowhide for Detroit. Captain Sonnenberg of the Panthers
is an All-American pro tackle and a kicker who averages
55 yards on his punts. He is said to be a sure shot on
placekicks anywhere inside the forty-yard line. Eddie
Scheree, who plays quarterback, is a product of Knute
Rockne's school of football, and last fall he was a
teammate of Rex Enright's at Notre Dame. Lynch, who
starred at end for Rochester last season, is playing a
wing for Conzelman's tribe. Crook and Hadden of W. &
J. and Hultman from the Michigan Aggies are three of 
the Panthers' mainstays. These three players were
members of Detroit's 1925 topnotch eleven. Dinger
Doane, former Milwaukee fullback, is crashing the line
for the invaders and they don't make 'em any better than
this plunger...THE INJURY JINX: The injury jinx which
appeared on the first play of last Sunday's game when
Abramson injured his knee is still chasing the Packer
squad. Lewellen is bothered a lot with an ailing toe while
Basing is suffering from a misplaced rib. Bud McCaw, former captain of the Beloit college eleven, will be in a Packer uniform Sunday. He has been practicing with the team several days. McCaw is a big rangy guard, tipping the beam at 195 pounds and during his college days was noted for his aggressiveness. However, the other players on the Big Bay Blue squad are feeling fit and there is pep galore in the gang. Lambeau's gridders have tuned up their attack a lot this week and it will be a hustling, hard-hitting aggregation out their on the field battling for victory against the much-famed invaders from Henry Ford's community. There will be plenty of music on tap for the game. The American Legion band from Green Bay, as usual, will be on the job and the Norway, Mich., City band is also to cut loose with some fancy tunes. Norway is Rosatti's hometown and the natives from up north are coming here to see the big fellow do his stuff for the Packers. Between halves the two bands will serenade each other while marching around the playing field.
NEWS AND NOTES
IRON MOUNTAIN CITY FEUD OVER FOOTBALL NEARS 'FEVER' PITCH
SEPTEMBER 13 (Iron Mountain) - Green Bay 79, Iron Mountain 0; Milwaukee 2, Iron Mountain 0 and and the football feud rages here hotter than ever. This Michigan community of some 5,000 persons is engaged in a gridiron strife that is bordering on civil war and the moleskin affair looms certain to cut a figure in the fall elections as backers of both elevens are running for office. Here is the situation in a nutshell. Les Hearden and several other members of last year's eleven got into the field early and organized an Iron Mountain team. Incidentally, Hearden landed the Green Bay game which is the big money game of the year for Iron Mountain. Hearden's coup didn't set very well on several men who have been interested in football here. So they formed a team of their own and made futile efforts to have the Green Bay management swing the game over to their outfit...BOOKED MILWAUKEE GAME: When it was made known that Green Bay had no thoughts of tossing out the Hearden contract, the other Iron Mountain group got Milwaukee to come here. This move paved the way for open war. Hearden and his players were mostly from the Ford plant, which might be called Iron Mountain's biggest business. Naturally, this gave Hearden some prestige. Employees of the plant raised a pot and sent the Ford band with the team. Of course, the invasion of the Milwaukee team created considerable interest in these parts and there was a good turnout at yesterday's game. The gate was large for Iron Mountain, but after Dillon, Cudlip and Ferzacca paid Johnny Bryan his $1,500 guarantee, it is safe to say that the local promoters didn't have an awful lot left to pay their own expenses and foot the other expenses of the game...WINNER TAKES ALL: According to Hearden, manager of the Iron Mountain team that played Green Bay, the fight has just started. On their way back to Iron Mountain Sunday night, the Hearden players raised a pool for a side bet and hurled a challenge at the other Iron Mountain team for a football game, winner to take all. It should be the "game of games" as far as battling is concerned and the majority of the fans, partisan and otherwise, admit that so far as playing strength goes, there is little to choose between the elevens...LOSE BY
SAFETY: In a game spectacular because of the number
of completed forward passes, the Milwaukee Badgers
defeated the Iron Mountain regulars, 2 to 0, scoring a
safety in the last ten minutes of play. The Badgers
showed flashes of the form expected from the all star
lineup. In the last half, the Badgers started an aerial
attack that bewildered the Mountain team. Passes of
from 5 to 25 yards were made repeatedly. Red Byran
started most of the plays, shooting the ball to Dilweg,
Neacy and Heimsch, for continued gains only to lose
the ball when distance meant goals. Driven back to their
5-yard line, Iron Mountain tried a punt. Johnson fumbled
and Ashmore downed him back of the goal. With one
minute to play, Iron Mountain stopped the Badgers one
foot from their goal.
RECORD CROWD EXPECTED SUNDAY FOR DETROIT GAME
SEPTEMBER 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A crowd that should tax the seating capacity of the City stadium is expected to be on hand Sunday afternoon when the Packers start their chase for the pro league championship by giving battle to the invading Detroit Panthers, who are headed by Jimmy Conzelman, one of the smartest footballers that ever laced a cleated show. Tickets for the game go on sale tonight at the usual places about town and, from the early requests for ducats already received by the management, the fans are advised to snap up their reservations early as every sing points to a sellout crowd...RANKS WITH BEST: This Detroit outfit ranks with the best in the pro circuit. Last season, the Panthers finished third in the percentage table with eight victories, two losses and a pair of tie games. When the Cards had one of their wins turned into a defeat at the league meeting for using ineligible players and Pottsville was declared ineligible for a percentage rating on account of violating the franchise rights of the Philadelphia club, the moguls offered Detroit the 1925 championship but Conzelman refused the glory saying that he wanted to win the pennant on the field of play instead of at an executive conference. Last year was Conzelman's first season at Detroit and it didn't take him long to put the Motor City on the pro football map. Jimmy rounded up a great club and, like its leader, it played smart football all the time...HAVE GREAT TEAM: Conzelman has long been a football opponent of the Packers. First he faced the Bays as captain of the Rock Island team and later he played several years with Milwaukee. Jimmy would rather beat the Bays than any other spoke in the wheel with the possible exception of the Chicago Bears. According to reports from Detroit, the Panthers this season will have a gridiron outfit second to none. Conzelman will have nearly all of his last year's aces besides a number of newcomers fresh from triumphs on the collegiate gridiron. Aside from George Abramson, who is still a hospital patient, the Packer squad care out of their skirmish with Iron Mountain in good shape. According to Dr. W.W. Kelly, the team physician, Abramson will be on crutches for at least two weeks and there isn't much of a chance of him getting back in moleskins before the Nevers' Eskimos game on October 2. The Packer management has flashed an S.O.S. for another high grade lineman but good football players aren't often found running around loose at this time of the season...RESUME THEIR DRILL: The Bays resumed their drill this morning. Captain Lambeau hopes to iron out some of the rough spots that cropped out against Iron Mountain and he confidently expects the team to be stepping along at top speed when the whistle blows for Sunday's battle against the Panthers. Special attention will be paid to the defense against passes because the Packer leaded well knows how Conzelman tosses the ball around with reckless abandon.
DETROIT COMING HERE SUNDAY WITH GREAT GRID TEAM
SEPTEMBER 15 (Detroit) - Jimmy Conzelman's Panthers open the pro football season at Green Bay on Sunday. The local followers of the Detroit postgraduate aggregation are forecasting an easy victory but the team isn't counting its chickens before the eggs are hatched. This is the Panthers' second season on the pro football map. Last fall, Detroit placed among the topnotchers and Manager Conzelman has hopes of a championship eleven this season. The Panthers are backed by several wealthy men here and Conzelman was told to go out and get the best gridders that money could buy. And that's just what he did...BOUGHT ROCHESTER CLUB: To begin with, he purchased the entire Rochester club. He sold Griggs and Smythe to the Philadelphia Yellowjackets, turned over several of the players to Buffalo and kept Lynch, who is rated as one of the best ends in pro football. As a matter of fact, Conzelman rated Lynch so highly that he didn't make much of an attempt to get Tillie Voss out of retirement. Voss is running the Detroit basketball team and he figures on keeping out of the moleskins so as to be in shape for the caging season. Conzelman is always strong for the young fellows just out of college and this fall his team includes six players fresh from the "rah rah" class. The quintet includes Edwards, Grube and Gregory of Michigan, Harvey and Barrett, University of Detroit and Scherer of Notre Dame. Edwards is an All American tackle; Grube, a corking good end; Gregory is a fast charging halfback while Scherer, a quarterback, is capable forward passer. Barrett and Harvey were the top best linemen at Detroit U for three years. There are eleven veterans on the squad to keep the Panther football ship at an even keel. Fleischmann is a big husky guard who has been in the pro game for several seasons while Hullman, the other center flanker, who is a Michigan Aggie product, starred in '25 for the Panthers. The star of the forward wall is "Iron Duke" Sonnenberg, a tackle, who placed on the all-American pro team last season. Sonnenberg is a product of Marquette, Mich., where he played scholastic football with the Andersons, Larson and Gipp. The Iron Duke is ranked as one of the greatest kickers in the pro league. Crook, the center, was an all-eastern star when at W. & J. and last season served as a utility lineman...CLASS IN BACKFIELD: There is plenty of class in the backfield. Manager Conzelman can step in at either quarter or half and perform with the best of 'em. Hadden of W. and J. was a sensation with the Panthers in 1925. He is a great pass receiver and open field runner. Marion, Michigan 1924, and Dinger Doane are the fullbacks. Both players are starting their second year with Detroit. Doane's line plunging is well known in the pro world while Marion can do anything or everything behind the line. Bob Vick and Dutch Lauer are the other backfielders. Lauer has been in the pro game for a long time, once playing with Green Bay, while Vick was with Kenosha in 1924 and played here last season...LEAVE FRIDAY NIGHT: The Detroit squad, about 20 strong, leave for Green Bay on Friday night, as Conzelman wants his team to have a good night's sleep before the game. The Detroit manager, in speaking of the opening game, said: "Of course, we expect to win but it isn't going to be the soft soap that a lot of our followers think. The Packers have a strong lineup. Any team that can run up 79 points in an opening game is mighty dangerous. I've played against Green Bay a number of times and Lambeau's outfit has always had my respect. If we beat the Packers, I think we are headed straight for a national championship."
CAHN TO REFEREE GREEN BAY-DETROIT GAME ON SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bobby Cahn, one of the best football officials working in the pro league, has been named by President Joe Carr, Columbus, to referee Sunday's game between the Packers and Detroit Panthers at the City stadium. The football fans here are strong for the diminutive Bobby as he keeps a contest stepping at a rapid clip - and calls 'em as he sees them without favoritism to either side. John Dunn, Minneapolis, vice-president of the NFL, will do the umpiring while Coach Iverson of Sheboygan high, who worked in a number of games here last year, successfully will be the head linesman. With these three officials on the job, there should be no reason for complaint over the way the contest is handled...TICKETS SELLING FAST: To date, the demand for tickets has been heavier for any game ever played in Green Bay aside from the contests with the Chicago Bears in other years. If the call for ducts increases during the next two days, there is every indication that the seating capacity of the park will be sold out for the Panthers' engagement. The management has been swamped with requests for tickets from football fans all over Upper Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin. Some twenty gridiron followers from Marquette, Mich., are coming here to see "Iron Duke" Sonnenberg perform with Detroit. Sonnenberg is a product of the "Yukon" where he was a high school football star...NORWAY COMING STRONG: Headed by the city band, a Norway, Mich. delegation, numbering about a hundred, will be among those in attendance. Norway is Rosatti's hometown and his friends are coming down to see how the Packers' husky tackle steps around in big time football. The Norway band is credited with being one of the crack musical organizations in the Upper Peninsula. The Green Bay Legion band will also be on the job with their usual brand of peppery tunes and it is likely that the two units will step out on the field between halves and uncork lively music. Both the bands will be seated in the north stands...PACKERS WORKING HARD: Captain Lambeau is driving his team along at top speed in the practice workouts and the Big Bay Blues will look a lot better in Sunday's game. The players realize the class of the Detroit club and every man on the squad is sure to be in there battling to the limit for a victory. Due to an injury to George Abramson, the Packer management has been pulling a lot of strings in an attempt to get another lineman. Negotiations with a fast charging guard are nearly closed and it is possible that this player will sign his contract within the next 24 hours.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
SEPTEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Joe F. Carr, Columbus, president of the NFL, issued the following statement on the opening of the 1926 season:
"The NFL ready to start the 1926 season faces the best
and brightest prospect in its history. With every club in
the league well financed and each with an array of past
college stars, the outlook is indeed bright. Several new
cities have been added to the league roster and each is
expected to add much to the popularity and prestige of
the league. The new cities are Milwaukee, under the
capable management of Johnnie Bryan; Hartford, Conn.,
under the management of James Mulligan, who has had
long experience in the operation of professional football
and Racine, Wis., a former member of the league, and
always a good city in our circuit. Los Angeles, another
newcomer, will present an array of stars headed by
Brick Mueller, that will be the biggest attraction that has
ever been presented in football. Backed by motion
picture interests and other people from the coast, this
attraction will add much to the already attractive and
popular circuit. The Louisville club should also do well.
In many cities of the league, new playing fields have
been obtained and the time is not far off when every
club in the National league will be playing on its own
gridiron. The league through its constant vigilance to
protect the amateur standing of college players, has
won the admiration and good will of both the press and
the public and the league intends to stand squarely
behind the rules governing this phase of its program
until the colleges themselves will realize that professional football is a help rather than a hindrance to football at large. The National league today, it has since its organization, invited the severest criticism of both the press and the public to the end that we desire to give to the lovers of football all that is clean and wholesome and at the same time the hardest kind of football played in a clean and sportsmanlike manner."...Several of the pro league clubs got in practice games last Sunday and they all emerged victorious. These contests tended to tune up the gridiron machines for the opening circuit encounters which are scheduled this weekend...Ernie Nevers, who jumped from a St. Louis Brown baseball suit into Duluth moleskins, played a prominent part in his Eskimos' victory over Bessemer by the score of 27 to 0. Nevers made two touchdowns and booted a pair of goals...Red Bryan took his Milwaukee Badgers into Upper Michigan and nosed out a 2 to 0 win over the Michiganders. The safety was made in the last few minutes of play when Ashmore, ex-Gonzaga star, dumped a foe behind the goal line...The Green Bay Packers displayed plenty of speed in their opener by walloping the Iron Mountain, Mich. eleven, 79 to 0. The Mountaineers failed to make a single first down...The Bear management put over a good piece of business by signing Paddy Driscoll, who long has been the mainstay of the Cardinal machine. Driscoll should fill the shoes of Little Joe Sternaman, who is playing "elsewhere"...Rhoddy Lamb, Lombard college flash, who burned up the gridiron for Rock Island last season, has been secured by Manager Chris O'Brien of the Cards to take Driscoll's place. Lamb can't kick like Paddy but he is plenty fast...Kansas City has added a game to its schedule by booking its fray with Nevers' Eskimos. This will be the only league appearance at home of the Duluth club and Andrews, the Cowboys' manager, should get a good cut of the gate...Frank Nied and his Akron outfit picked a tough nut to crack right off the bat as the Yellowjackets are slated for the opening game on September 25 at Frankford. From the looks of things, the Jackets will be hot this fall...Jim Mulligan, helmsman of the Hartford Blues, is looking forward to a record breaking crowd at his opening game on September 26 when the New York Giants invade his city. A win for the Blues and Mulligan will start his dividends...George Abramson, Green Bay guard, can lay claim to the early casualty record. The former Minnesota all western star was carried off the field with a sprained knee after the first kickoff play in the initial game of the year...Bieberstein and Brumm, a pair of husky linemen who earned their gridiron spurs at Wisconsin, have signed their contracts with Racine. The Horlickville management is going the limit to put a winning club on the field...The Chicago Bears start their early season touring on Sunday with a league contest in Milwaukee against the Badgers. The Halas-Sternaman combination is always dangerous and very likely the Chicagoans will open with a win...The Chicago Cardinals open the season on their home field, Normal park, by performing against the invading Columbus Tigers. Manager Corcoran of the Ohioans figures his team may surprise the O'Brien Driscoll-less outfit...The Packers are tuned up nicely for their game with Detroit at the Bay on Sunday. This is the opening game of the pro league season. The postgraduate footballers from the Motor City have one of the best teams in the country and it promises to be a game worth going many miles to witness.
RECORD ATTENDANCE IS FORECAST FOR SUNDAY'S GAME
SEPTEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer management is making arrangements to handle the largest crowd Sunday that ever attended a pro football game here. Tickets are selling like hot cakes and several of the places about town have called in for their second and third block of ducats. The flood of orders for tickets from the outsiders is continuing briskly and it is safe to say that Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will be looking on about 1,500 strong. There are any number of good seats still available as the big stands seat over 4,000 and the advance has only reached about half that figure. Reserved seats 
will be on sale at the park Sunday morning and also at the downtown ticket office in the Empire Drug Co., Washington and Walnut Sts. Tickets will be picked up from the other places on Saturday night before 9 p.m...GATES OPEN AT 12:30: The gates at the park on Sunday will be open at 12:30 and a record business is expected at the general admission ticket windows. The bleacherites are expected to flock around early so as to get the choice points of 'vantage. An army of youngsters is sure to make up the Knot Hole Gang even though the price for youngsters has been increased to fifty cents. This boost was necessary to comply with the league regulations which rule that the lowest price of admission for a league contest must be a half dollar.
DETROIT LEAVES TONIGHT
SEPTEMBER 17 (Detroit) - Jimmy Conzelman and his Detroit Panthers, representing the Motor City in the pro football world, after a fortnight of stiff conditioning, board the Michigan Central tonight for Green Bay, Wis., where they are billed to meet the famous Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. Arriving in the Wisconsin city some time Saturday evening the Panthers afforded a good night's rest before lining up against the Badger state champions. It is the opinion of Conzelman that this year's squad is far superior to the aggregation representing Detroit in the pro racket last year. Although the team averages less than 180 pounds per man, the speed of the backs and ends should offset the weight disadvantage. Eddie Scherer, who will be at quarter during part of the game at least, is one of the smallest men in professional football. Gregory, late of the University of Michigan, plays a backfield position and is considered the fastest man on the team. At one end Conzelman will have Lynch who was the unanimous of critics as the best end in pro football last year. The Detroit club purchased the entire Rochester team last year in order to get Lynch, and it appears to have been a good move. At a meeting held Wednesday night voting for the honor of the captaincy ended in a deadlock, Gus Sonnenberg and Hadden receiving an equal number of votes. A scheme was worked out by which Sonnenberg and Hadden will alternate during the season. Sonnenberg will be the captain Sunday. Conzelman stated today that if his club can get by the Packers with a victory Sunday the outlook is very bright for a national championship....HAS PENNANT HOPES: Last year the Panthers were awarded the national championship when the Chicago Cardinals and Pottsville (Pennsylvania) Maroons got into difficulties through unethical practices, but decline to accept it under such conditions. Conzelman hopes to being the National pennant to Detroit this year, but desires to accomplish it through the win and loss column. The material with which the flashy Jimmy has surrounded himself is the best obtainable, and if that means anything, Detroit's squad is at least on an equal with any in the circuit.