NEWS AND NOTES
PACKER FUND TOTALS $1,734
DECEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sponsors
of the Packer "Championship $5,000 fund" were a little
more encouraged at the outlook today when $261 was
received in the morning's mail in amounts ranging from 
$1 to $100. With today's contributions, the fund now
totals $1,734. However, if the fund is to be completed
by the time the players return home next Monday
contributions will have to come in in increasingly large
numbers and amounts. The Packer players are much
gratified over the efforts being made in their behalf here
and that they showed their appreciation no one doubts,
for they came back Sunday after a strenuous week and
ran wild over the Providence Steamrollers, beating them
25 to 0...TEAM PLAYED BEST GAME: The following
telegram was received today from Capt. Curly Lambeau
at Atlantic City, N.J.: "Team played best game of the
season to win Sunday. Players are black and blue with
bruises but only serious injuries are Blood, with five
stitches in arm, and Molenda with a bad ankle.
Appreciate telegrams from fans all over the state. All
helped make the team fight." Fans in and outside
Green Bay are enthusiastic over the move to raise the
fund and in letters received with their contributions 
voiced their sentiments as follows: James P. Blaney,
Chicago: "Enclosed find check for $5.00 for football
fund. While my home is in Chicago now, being a former
Green Bay resident, it has been a great pleasure to see
the Packers become the champions. The Packer team
has done as much as a very expensive advertising
campaign in advertising Green Bay. I hope that the
Packers will continue to have such a good time and that
the Green Bay fans will continue to back them up." The
Rev. P.A. Van Susteren: "I am herewith enclosing check
of $10.00 for the championship fund for our Packer
football team. The extra hard work of this team on its
Eastern trip has certainly acquainted those Easterners
where Green Bay is, and what it is. Some years ago
when I returned from a trip abroad, the custom officer
who examined my baggage in New York was very
courteous and I wanted to slip him a tip. He said put 
that away, I am not allowed to take it, of which I was not
aware at the time. Then I said to him, well friend, if you
ever come to Green Bay, be sure and call me. 'Where?'
he said. I said 'Green Bay'. 'Green Bay', he repeated,
'where is that?' I told him in Wisconsin. 'O h--l', he said,
'I'll never come there.' No question about it, those
Easterners will know where Green Bay is now. I wish
you the best of success in the Packers' bonus fund.' "A
Friend", who donated $100 says: "We wish to
compliment you upon taking the lead in this movement
to recognize the excellent work of the Packers in a very
practice way, and know that your efforts will be
appreciated by the championship team."...SHOVELED
SNOW FOR $1: John Messenger, Jr.: "Here is my 
dollar for the Packer fund. I earned it all myself by
shoveling snow today. I am very glad the Packers have
won the championship so I give them this money." Mrs.
J.N. Robillard: "Enclosed please find one dollar to add
to the Packer Championship Fund. Don't understand
the game very well, but enjoyed the recent games over
the radio, especially the Packer-Giant game." W.J.
Pfotenhauer: "Please accept my check for $2.00 for the
Packers' Fund. It is a pleasure to donate this as I am
prouder of the Packers than I am of my ancestors.
Hope you reach your goal as the Packers did." 
Wadhams' Oil Company, Milwaukee: "Your idea of
collecting a fund for presentation to the players of the
wonderful Green Bay Packers football team is a most
excellent one. Believing that our company in sponsoring
the broadcasting of the Green Bay Packer football
games, has gone to quite an expense, we, the 
undersigned, who have followed the team with a great
deal of interest, have given our personal checks. It is
our earnest wish that the amount collected for the 
players will be substantial." Signed, A.G. Maguire, H.W.
Dodge, Louis McNally, E.N. Kullman, R.P. Schwalbach,
Martin G. Peeters, Frank Hubbard, Frank T. Knoll, 
Frank E. Kellerman, Francis H. Casey. 
DR. KELLY ISSUES STATEMENT
DECEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dr. W.W.
Kelly, president of the Green Bay Football corporation,
returned home Saturday night from a ten days star with
the team. Today he issued the following statement
relative to the fund being raised by the Press-Gazette
for the Packers: "Having just returned from the East
where I spent the last ten days with the football team, I
should like to say a word to the fans regarding the
reaction of the boys to the public fund started by the
Press-Gazette after that glorious victory in New York. At
the outset I wish to say that nothing that Green Bay
could do to show its appreciation of the wonderful spirit
and loyalty of these boys could have made a fine
impression upon them. Their reaction was that this
evidence of thanks was not from the management who
​pay them their salaries and who hire and fire, but that it
was coming from the mass of citizens who in the first
and last analysis are the people whose commendation
they strive for and whose praise means everything to
them. These players feel that they are playing football,
not for the few men who manage the corporation, but for
the fans who cheer them on and to whom their success
means so much...WILL BE FAR REACHING: May I say
personally that to me this movement will be far reaching
in its effect upon the future of football in Green Bay.
These men will return next year determined to again do
their utmost for a city that has in this substantial
manner shown them what it thinks of its players and will renew their spirit of loyalty to Green Bay and its inhabitants. Playing 60 minutes in New York and tired and bruised, putting up a grueling fight in Philadelphia three days later against an inspired team and hostile crowd and still further battered and exhausted coming back after only two days of respite to beat Providence, 25 to 0, surely means something to us all. How was it accomplished? Not by the thought of the money they were to receive nor in the fear of the loss of their jobs, but by a desire and determination on their part to give all that was in them to keep the faith and trust of the folks back home. My appeal to them before every game was the "fans", nothing else and these loyal fellows have responded by giving Green Bay a championship and arousing the admiration and astonishment of the entire country...NUMBERS COUNT: It is not the amounts, it is the numbers who give to this fund that will please these men and I sincerely trust that renewed impetus will be given to this wonderful movement. While the corporation has had a successful season, financially and otherwise, a great deal of money will have to be expended next year in the building of additional sears at the park and on the field itself. For this purpose at least $4,000 must come out of the fund. With the danger of bad weather during the next season always before us, our funds must be protected against the unforeseen possibility. To give from our surplus any large sum of money as a bonus to these players would cripple us against another season, While the corporation intends to show its appreciation in a substantial way, it cannot do it adequately without the help of the public generally. We hope to see many years of football in Green Bay, but in order to do this, we must be prepared to stay in fast company and must carefully preserve the small net profits as they accumulate or be prepared to retire from the field...THANKS PRESS-GAZETTE: I mention these facts because of a mistaken impression that the corporation has plenty of money and should take care of this situation. I wish this was so but while our attendance has been good and the weather favored us, the expenses of riding along with cities of the size of New York, Chicago and Boston are very large. On behalf of the players and the management, I want to thank the Press-Gazette for this further proof of the help and encouragement which they have always given to football in Green Bay."
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - ANOTHER TRIBUTE
DECEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A fine tribute to pro football in general and the Green Bay Packers in particular was paid by E.J. Lalley, columnist of "Today in New York", after the New York Giant-Green Bay Packer game in the east recently. It was called to our attention by Bill Schwartz, who saw the game at the Polo Grounds, and is certainly worth passing on to local fans. "Today in New York" is a daily paper in tabloid form, devoted to telling all the interesting things that can be seen and heard each day in New York. Lalley is considered one of the outstanding columnists in the country. He says: "The Green Bay Packers and Benny Friedman's New York Giants met at the Polo Grounds recently and 25,000 watched the Wisconsin team swamp the metropolitan footballers. Quite a crowd for any game and an exceptionally large one for a pro contest. The collegiate players haven't much use for it; that is until it shapes up as a means to gain a livelihood. But the professional game is here to stay, regardless, and an upward trend seems to be perfectly logical at the present. It was said that at first that the lack of color and team spirit would keep the sport from flourishing but the facts contradict that. In New York where three college teams are playing practically every Saturday, the sport is taking hold after a slump that followed the introduction of the game. The chances are great that the pros will never be able to compete with the college game, which is as it should be. But the officials of the moneyed players have adopted rules to keep the rah rah boys from deserting their alma mater for the filthy lucre and that is more than the colleges ever did to aid the other side. The pro game goes back a long ways. Jim Thorpe and his Canton Bulldogs were the team that attracted nationwide attention to it, although it had been in existence before their time. But the Bulldogs, composed mainly of former Carlisle players, had their ballyhoo in advance and consequently proceeded to capitalize on it. Thorpe is rated by many as the greatest all-around pigskin artist that ever lived. There was nothing that the Indian could not do, and do well, although his dropkicking and running were outstanding features. He was to the game of the day what Red Grange was destined to be later. The sport rose and fell by turns until the Galloping Ghost came out of the West. The Illinois star created consternation when, after a college career of undimmed brilliance, he left his teammates to carry on and joined the professional ranks. His act has been severely criticized and highly complimented upon in turn. Grange's intentions were plain. He planned to reap the harvest of his fame before a nation that was football mad over the Phantom Redhead forgot the scintillating heights of his deeds. From his own viewpoint, his action was perfectly legitimate; for those who placed lover of their alma mater above self it was another matter entirely. Regardless of criticism and praise cast his way, Grange went on to conquer new fields although his professional feats were a long way from equaling his college performances. There were many reasons advanced for this. First and foremost was that the pro game is played far difference from the other. The college player sacrifices himself to the end that his team might score. The professional footballer is looking primarily to his own interest. Therein lies the difference. To be frank and cold-blooded, Grange was a flop as a professional. He was forced to learn how to clear the way for his teammates and to take up the burden of defensive tasks that he was not compelled to do while at Illinois. While he was the greatest open field runner that the game has ever known, Grange has now learned the intricacies of the "takeout" and also how to bring down an opposing ball carrier with hard, bruising tackles. He is a finished pigskin warrior, better perhaps than when he was at Illinois, though lacking the incentive and the proper assistance for his special wanderings of yore...That bunch of Packers from Green Bay showed the New York Giants things about the game that they never knew before. And this is stated with the knowledge that Benny Friedman is said to be the best quarterback on any field today, collegiate or otherwise. Rumors from the West are that the little town in Wisconsin is football mad. The Packers, with a win over the Giants, are the best pro team in the land and the folks back in their hometown will probably burn the courthouse or fittingly celebrate in some other fashion. A look at the Packers' lineup discloses the reason for their greatness. Verne Lewellen, the Nebraska back who was the greatest kicker that the Big Six Conference ever had, is doing the punting for the team and, given a pair of ends to cover his kicks, he can spread the terror in opposing ranks. The great Michalske of Penn State fame is filling one of the guard berths and doing the job in a capable manner. Bo Molenda, who won fame at Michigan, is in the fullback position and playing like a crazy college kid. The Packers have a line that dwarfs the largest forwards that the East has to offer. These linemen provide a wall-like interference for as formidable set of backs as the pro ranks ever had. It was Lewellen's zooming 50 and 70-yard punts that awed the Giants and continually drove them back to their own goal line. And no wonder. The best kickers in the game today cannot punt a wet or slippery ball that distance. Give the pro team more teams like the Packers and it will continue to seek a higher plane. Stimulate the interest of intercity competition and the crowds will be larger. And there is no better ad than a crowded stadium.
IN ATLANTIC CITY
DECEMBER 2 (Atlantic City) - The Green Bay Packers squad returned here this morning after their successful pilgrimage to Philadelphia and Providence. The players looked to be in pretty good shape and practice was to be resumed on Tuesday for the game with the Bears in Chicago on Sunday. This one will cinch the championship for the Packers and the players are determined to take the bacon, pennant and everything home with them to Green Bay. Football fans along the shore are taking a lot of interest in the Packers and many of the fans were at the Morton hotel to look the players over when they checked in this a.m.
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(PROVIDENCE) - Staging another exhibition of their New York brand of football the fighting Packers took a fall out of Providence here Sunday afternoon by the score of 25 to 0 at the Cycledrome before a crowd of 6,500 spectators. In other words, it was "Steamroller"
with reverse English. Not once during the entire fracas
did the Steamroller stand any more of a chance than a
dry agent at a bootleggers' blowout. Mike Michalske
kicked the opening ball across the goal line and then on
the Providence club was the underdog. As a matter of
fact, the Rollers never had the ball in their possession
inside of the Packers' 25-yard stripe. This is all the
more remarkable when the officiating is considered, as
Referee Shumpert and his assistants seemed to take a
special delight in bringing the ball back and handing the
Bays a penalty every time they chalked up any kind of
a gain. This sort of calling got so bad that even the 
rooters began giving the officials a verbal "razzberry"
that must have been heard a mile away. Through the
officials the Bays lost over 200 yards of gained ground.
However, this method of doing business only seemed
to make the Packers fight all the harder and they gave
the Steamrollers a mauling that they probably won't get
over until it is about time for Santa Claus to put in an
appearance. In the last couple of minutes of play, the
Rollers didn't have another eligible man left and the
ancient Jimmy Conzelman was forced to bobble on the
gridiron and perform at quarterback. The Roller manager
caught one pass but he was knocked for a goal after
receiving it. In the closing seconds, he was perfectly
satisfied just to call the signals and let somebody else
lug the apple and take the beating.
TEAM BLOCKS HARD
When the Packers click right there isn't a team in the
country that can stop them and that is just what
happened here Sunday. Coach Lambeau used all of his
18 eligible players and every one fitted into the machine
like a well oiled bolt. As a matter of fact, the Packers
blocked harder than ever before this season. One
Providence fan was heard to remark as he was leaving
the ball park, "Those Packer 'guys' must have been
working cahoots with the doctors the way they bowled
over. I never saw anything like it in my life." Neither did
we. It was the third game the Packers have played in
eight days, but they went to it with a vengeance and
came out the argument minus any serious casualties.
Capain Lambeau made frequent substitutions and
enabled to keep fresh men in the ball game all the time.
Johnny Blood got a two inch gash on his elbow and five
stitches were necessary. It looked as if somebody bit 
him. The injury gives Johnny trouble fixing his tie but
this doesn't worry the "playboy" much as he seldom
wears a decoration around his neck. The Packers,
individually, played brilliant football. Carl Lidberg came
into his own and performed like he did a few years back
during his first season in a Green Bay uniform. Lidberg
literally ripped the Roller line to shreds and seldom 
failed to gain when given the ball. Boob Darling turned in
his best game as a Packer. He was here, there, and
everywhere getting the majority of his tackles behind
the Roller forward wall. As usual the Packer ends 
played superb ball, Dick O'Donnell got into action and
the old bull was just as tough as ever. There is no use
wasting superlatives in describing the performances of
the other gridders because they were all in the limelight
every minute.
LEWELLEN SCORES FIRST
Lewellen came through with the first Packer touchdown
about midway in the first quarter. After one march had
failed on the Roller 17-yard line, the hometowners soon
punted and the Bays moved forward again. A pass to
Dilweg was the first step to a touchdown. Then Lewellen
started around end cut back outside of tackle and 
darted for a six-point margin. The third quarter saw the
next Packer score. After Haddon fumbled shortly after
the kickoff, the Bays got working fast and it wasn't long before Dunn flipped a pass to Blood and a touchdown resulted. Dunn failed at goal. Again later in this period, Dunn fozzled a placekick by inches. It was so close it could be called either way. The Packers ran wild in the final frame. Lidberg bucked his way over for a score early in this stanza and Dunn added the extra point. This was pretty near enough for any team but the Bays wanted more and they got it in the prettiest play of the game. The Rollers booted to Dunn on the Bays' 20. The redhead came ahead ten and when he was just about to be tackled he shot a lateral to Johnny Blood, who pranced 73 yards down the field for a touchdown. On this run, the Packers blocked so hard that three of the Rollers were dead to the world on the turf. One of them, Spellman, a heavyweight wrestler, was so badly hurt that he was carried off the field. After the next kickoff, darkness settled all over the field and it was hard to distinguish one player from the other but the Packers are good "nighthawks" and they were heading down the field again when the final whistle tooted which ended the worst licking that the Steamrollers have ever experienced on their home gridiron. What a difference from last year when their tie game with the Packers clinched the 1928 football championship for them.
PASSES ARE GROUNDED
The Packers scored on their second drive toward the Roller goal in the first period. The first drive carried from the Roller 46-yard line to the 17, with Molenda and Lewellen ripping off seven and eight yard gains through both sides of the line. At the 17 yard line, however, two passes were grounded and the Rollers took the ball. Green Bay held and Welch punted to midfield. In three plays the Packers banged out their first touchdown with Verne Lewellen the key man. First he went a yard off tackle and then from the 49 tossed a long pass to Dilweg, who pulled it out of the air on the Roller 27 yard line with two opponents leaping vainly into the air. Lewellen took the ball again, shot off left tackle, cut  back sharply and with good interference ahead of him raced to the goal, carrying Gibby Welch, Roller safety man, over the line with him. Dunn's attempted pass for the extra point was grounded. Green Bay worked the ball into Roller territory twice more during the first period but on both occasions passes were grounded and Lewellen was forced to punt. 
DUNN CATCHES PASS
Early in the second period, a 15 yard pass from Lewellen to Dunn put the ball just inside Roller territory. Molenda and McCrary bucked through the line to the 31 where a 15-yard penalty on Green Bay was called and this ended the threat. The Rollers got a break immediately after, when Dunn fumbled a punt on his own 37 yard line and it was recovered by McGurk of the Rollers on the 31. But the Providence team was unable to gain more than five yards through the line and surrendered the ball ball on two incompleted passes. In the punting duel that consumed the remainders of the
period the Packers were twice forced back to their own
goal line, once on a 25-yard penalty for clipping and
again when a Roller punt was downed 5 yards from the
goal by Shellman. But Green Bay punted out of danger
the first time and the half ended before any damage 
could result on the second occasion. The Rollers
started out with a vengeance in the third quarter but 
their over-eagerness was costly. Haddon fumbled on 
his own 43 yard stripe and Earpe recovered for Green
Bay. Blood and Lidberg plowed through to the Roller 28
and from there Dunn passed to Blood who carried the
ball over for the second score.
RUNS 60 YARDS
Cleverly mixing passes with plunges by Blood, the 
Packers reached the five yard line again before the
period closed. Starting from midfield, a pass from Dunn
to Lidberg gained 14 yards, and Blood's smashes, with
an occasional slant off tackle by Kotal, put the ball on
the Rollers' 5, but on fourth down, Dunn's placement
went wide of the posts. Another 25 yard penalty for
clipping was inflicted on the Packers late in the period
and again they took the ball on their own five yard
stripe and the finely timed passing attack functioned
again. Dilweg catching one of the Blood tosses on the
20. Blood gained eight yards in two shots, and on third
down, Blood got away from Harvey, giant Roller center, and ran 60 yards in a beautiful exhibition of broken field running, but the ball was called back and Green Bay was penalized for holding. The Packers made their third touchdown immediately after receiving a punt was grounded but the second, Dunn to Lidberg, was completed on the Roller 29. Lidberg gained five yards through the line, and Blood tore around left end to the 12 yard mark. Lidberg crashed through the Roller left guard to within inches of the goal on the next plunge and then rook the ball over through the right side of the line. Dunn placekicked the extra point. Play was in midfield for the remainder of the quarter, until with but three minutes to go, Dunn caught a punt on his own 30. With two Roller men closing in on him, he tossed the ball backwards to Blood who ran 72 yards to the goal with his interference bowling over Roller tacklers like nine pins.
GREEN BAY  -  6  0  6 13 - 25
PROVIDENCE -  0  0  0  0 -  0
1st - GB - Lewellen, 26-yard run (Pass for XP failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
3rd - GB - Blood, 35-yard pass from Dunn (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 12-0
4th - GB - Lidberg, 1-yard run (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 19-0
4th - GB - Blood, 73-yard lateral from Dunn on punt return (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 25-0
couldn't tell whether he was blushing or not, and Red's comment to Whitey was "that if he didn't quit the kidding he would get a lot of uncomplimentary ink in the Milwaukee Wisconsin News." (Dunn is the war correspondent for the News on this jaunt of the Packers)...MAKE GOOD ON ROAD: The hotel management moved dinner time ahead twenty minutes for the Packers Friday noon so that the players could get their "chow" and yet have time to catch the train. This made the Morton hotel first up in the popularity contest because one thing the Bays went strong for in Atlantic City was the knife and fork business over the white table clothes. From now on the
boys will be eating on their meal allowance of $1 per
and the picking won't be quite so abundant. This football
touring business isn't all it is cracked up to be, but the
boys weathered the storm in good shape and now that
they are heading homeward, everybody is breathing
easier. Despite all the foreign hurdles, the Packers sure
have made good on the road. To date they have played
seven games away from home and kept their record
clean. This is a high mark in professional football and 
one that probably won't be touched for years to come.
This ball playing in somebody else's backyard is about
zero in sport occupation, but often has to be done and
the Packers sure did in in superlative style.
$372 CONTRIBUTED TODAY FOR PACKERS; TOTAL
NOW $3,040
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer
Championship Fund now has $3,040 in it. Today's
contributions were the largest in several days, $372.50
being received in checks and cash. If you have not
contributed, send in your donation to A.B. Turnbull, 
treasurer, care of the Press-Gazette, as only a few days
remain in which to reach the goal of $5,000..HERE ARE
SOME MORE LETTERS: Letters received by Turnbull
with contributions to the Packer Championship Fund
follow: Alvin C. Buth and Arthur J. Buth: "Enclosed is
out bit towards the fund being raised for our champions.
A team such as Curly coaches surely deserved the
money. Best wishes for a still more prosperous year, 1930, to the Football corporation." Max Cohodas: "Please accept my check of $25 for the players' fund. May we have a great team in 1930." Frank Massopust: "Enclosed check for Packer fund. A very good thought for a very good team." Lewis D. Cady, Iron Mountain, Mich.: "Enclosed find my check for $1.00 for the Packers Championship Fund. The Packers are a wonderful team and I was at Green Bay to see all the home games this year." Mrs. Algie Alexander, Kewaunee: "Please find enclosed $1.00 for the football
fund. I have been a steady listener of the Packer games
and think they are wonderful. Hope they can accomplish
their goal and not miss a game."...ADMIRES PACKER
TEAM: George Eaglehill: "While I am not much of a
football fan, I have closely followed the play of the Bay
team and one cannot help but admire their splendid
record and the advertising it has done for the city of
Green Bay. Therefore, as a community spirited citizen, I
am enclosing my bit for $10.00." Noble P. Janelle:
"Enclosed find check for $10.00 as our donation to the
Packer fund. We feel that we are doing as much as we
can towards a project which is as worthy as this one.
The 1929 Packers are deserving of every consideration
having brought fame and glory to our city, especially,
and to the state. We extend our congratulations to
Curly and his pennant winners and may their efforts be
rewarded by an 'over the top' announcement at the
banquet. Best wishes for your service." Kittell, Jaseph,
Young and Everson: "We take pleasure herewith in
enclosing our check for $25.00 as our contribution to the
testimonial to the Green Bay Packer football team. 
Anyone traveling about, outside of our city, cannot fail to
be impressed by the wonderful advertising value of this
team and its brilliant success this year. In addition, the
team of individuals are splendid fellows and wholly
deserve the additional support which their loyalty, skill
and enthusiasm has brought to them."...WILL GIVE
PLAYERS A PICTURE: Otto Stiller: "Enclosed please
find check for $10.00 contribution of the Stiller company
and its employees towards the Packer Bonus fund. It is
also our desire to present each member of the team
with a neatly framed photograph of the Packer team
group. No doubt they would like such a picture as a
permanent record of their membership in a team that
'made' football history as the Green Bay Packers did
this year. We would appreciate your suggestions as to a
suitable time for presenting the pictures. We wish you
the best of success in building up this fund for the boys.
 Employees of the Green Bay and Western railroad:
"Enclosed find $18.00 as a contribution to the Packer
Football fund, from the employees of the general offices
of the above lines. We trust that you may meet with
success in raising the $5,000, and that it may be reality
within the next few days." Phillips Motor, Inc.: "We are
pleased to enclose our check to be applied on the
Green Bay Football corporation fund. We are very glad
that the team has been so successful this past year,
and hope that they will keep up the good work." W.B.
Gueinzius, for C. Reiss Coal Company: "We are
enclosing our company's check for $50 for the Packers
 Football fund. We certainly are proud of the fact that this
team is the greatest aggregation on the gridiron today,
and the members of this wonderful team are entitled to
the fund which you are attempting to raise in the city
and Wisconsin." Math M. Scheis: "Enclosed our check
as donation to the Green Bay Packer fund. We hold the
Packers in great admiration for the way they came
through this season. The Green Bay Nash company
and its employees offer their congratulations and wish
the boys equal success in the future."
MENKE CALLS PACKER ELEVEN "GREATEST TEAM IN HISTORY"
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - In a story in the Milwaukee Sentinel yesterday, Frank G. Menke, well known feature writer, called the Green Bay Packers the "greatest team in history". The story follows: Those who scatter their enthusiasm between collegiate and pro football are arising these days and proclaiming like this: "The greatest team ever wielded together is the Packers, a professionalized group of former collegians, who represent Green Bay, Wis., in the pros' big league." And that comes from persons who have been squinting at gridiron activities for three decades and have seen all that Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Carlisle, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and all the others ever had to offer in the way of a "matchless eleven". Those hurrahers for the Green Bay Packers do not hedge their styatements with "ands", "ifs" and "buts". They leap constantly to the rostrum and repeat: "The greatest ever!" Who are they? What men make up the football crew that is rated as the best of the ages?..AVERAGES 211 POUNDS: Well, here are the lads! Eleven man - and only three under 200 pounds! A team that averages 211 pounds! A line that averages 222 from tackle to tackle! Never was there a team like this in weight and strength and dynamic power. And, certainly, as one gazes at the names, there probably never was a team which had so many mighty and instinctive footballers grouped under one standard. McCrary lives in the memory of southern football enthusiasts as one of the most wonderful backs the south has ever known; Molenda gained immortality at Michigan; Bowdoin was great among the greatest  collegians of his fay, and Hubbard was brilliant through all his college years. Kern was an ace among Pittsburgh's aces, and Nash was a hero among the heroes of Georgia. And Dilweg of Marquette,
one of the greatest ends of all time. Now they are all
together - as the Green Bay Packers!.ERA OF SPEED:
Is it any wonder that these eleven warriors on rampage
smashed all opposition into inglorious defeat in the first
ten games this year? Is it any wonder that they met the
New York Giants, headed by Benny Friedman and a
caste of stars. and yet made the Giants seem almost
like high school lads in comparative play? This is an era
of speed in football. Speed usually is associated with
small, light men. The Packers have no small men. Their
lightest regular is the 181-pound Lewellen, a punter
extraordinary. All the rest are giants in size. Yet all have
speed. There isn't a man from the 250-pound Hubbard 
right down to Lewellen who cannot show a burst of speed equal to some of the whirlwind sprinters. Those lads then have speed plus power. They demonstrated their ability and gameness and generalship through their college years. They gained in experience and rose in greatness. Now they are at their athletic park and still young. They seek no individual glory. They act merely as cogs in a machine. And what a machine the Packers became; one that is the super-team of pro football history, and one which the old and the young, the expert and the near expert point to which enthusiastic gesture and declare: "The greatest football team of all time!"
VITA-VOX REPORT TO BE GIVEN HERE OF PACKERS' GAME
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - As there will be no radio broadcast of the Packer-Bear game in Chicago Sunday, arrangement have been completed here to give fans a chance to hear a play-by-play report of the game over the Vita-Vox public address system at the Turner Hall, it was announced today by officials of the Packer football corporation. A direct telegraph wire will bring a play-by-play report from Wrigley field to the building and the running account of the game will be read into the microphone of the Platten Radio company Vita-Vox. There will be no gridgraph presentation of the game. Packer officials also announced that they turn all funds taken in at the broadcast over to the Championship Fund instead of putting them in the football treasury as heretofore. The indirect broadcast will begin at 1 p.m., when the first accounts come over the wire. The game is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. Music will be furnished by the American Sales company as an added attraction. The Bear management has refused permission of a radio broadcast of the game, according to word received by the Press-Gazette today in a letter from the Wadhams Oil company, which had planned to sponsor the broadcast. The letter follows: "We have had the matter of broadcasting the football game, which will be played between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears on Sunday, December 8, up with Radio Station WGN. They informed us yesterday that the management of the Chicago Bears will not allow this broadcast so, we suppose, this will complete our broadcasting the games of this wonderful Green Bay Packers team. It has certainly been a great pleasure to be able to sponsor the broadcasting of these games. The citizens of Green Bay should feel very proud of this team, on the other hand, the team is very fortunate in having the splendid spirit of the citizens of Green Bay behind them. Your very truly, Wadhams Oil Corp., Francis H. Casey."
PACKERS IN LAST GAME SUNDAY, NOT TO BE ON AIR
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will close their regular pro season tomorrow at Chicago when they meet the Bears at Wrigley Field there. The Packers have not been defeated this season. Their only setback was a 0 to 0 tie with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets. The Packers will play two more exhibition games at Memphis, Tenn. and Portsmouth, O. Local fans who were hopeful they would be able to pick up this broadcast over the air Sunday are doomed to disappointment. For the Bear management has declined to allow the game Sunday to be broadcast. Both WGN at Chicago and WTMJ at Milwaukee were denied the privilege of broadcasting the game.
WIN OVER BEARS MEANS CROWN FOR GREEN BAY
DECEMBER 7 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears stand between the Green Bay Packers and rthe 1929 NFL title, for a victory at Wrigley field tomorrow over Red Grange and his mates will clinch first place for the Wisconsin eleven. But a defeat for Green Bay, and that's what concerns the Bears the most, will send the Packers into second place, providing the New York Giants turn back the Yellow Jackets today and tomorrow. Being the key game, so to speak, the Bears will send their strongest array against Lewellen, Blood and company tomorrow. The Packers, too, will be fortified in this respect. In addition, they will invade the town with something like 2,000 Green Bay rooters, including the famous Lumberjack band. The Bears yet have to defeat the Packers this season.
Green Bay Packers (11-0-1) 25, Providence Steamrollers (4-6-2) 0
Sunday December 1st 1929 (at Providence)
SCORES CONTRIBUTE TO FUND FOR PACKERS; TOTAL $3,678
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - How the money rolled in today! On the wings of the snowstorm came a flurry of checks and bills that threatened to swamp the Packers Championship Fund treasurer. However, when he finally dug himself out he announced that $646.65 had been contributed to since noon Friday, bring the toal up to $3,678.65. Today was the biggest day for the number of contributors since the campaign started nearly two weeks ago, more than 125 persons or firms sending in donations. The outlook for $5,000 - the goal set by the Press-Gazette - is becoming more encouraging daily and if those who intend to contribute and haven't done so yet, will only send in their checks the drive will go over the top. There will be no solicitations; all contributions must be voluntary...C. AND N.W. EMPLOYEES GIVE $96.90: The biggest amount from any one set of employees in the city came in this afternoon from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad when I.B. Barkelar, auditor, walked in with $96.90 in dollar bills, nickles and dimes. The money had been collected by the workers in the different departments who wanted to show their appreciation of the Packers. The Beaumont hotel sent in a check for $75.00 and the hotel's employees sent in another check along with for $23 as their contribution, and the Red Top Cab company, a subsidiary of the Beaumont, mailed a check for $12.00. The Northern Paper Mills bowling league took up a collection, too, and turned in $9.75 today. The Murphy Supply company and Cobodas Brothers sent in checks for $50.00 each...NO SOLICITATIONS: An error was discovered today that cut down the total for yesterday $8. One contribution was listed as $10.00 was found to have been for $2 instead, thus reducing Friday's total to $3,032. Noble Janelle today called the Press-Gazette's attention to a slight mistake yesterday. A letter from the Associated Master Barbers of Green Bay was published as coming from Noble Janelle. It should have been from Noble Janelle, president, in behalf of the Master Barbers. Because of the large number of contributors today, the Press-Gazette found it necessary to discontinue the practice of running the names of previous contributors. Hereafter only the names of each day's contributors will be published as the list is becoming so bulky it is impossible to find room for it...CONTRIBUTORS TODAY: Mr. Turnbull received the following letter since yesterday noon. Standard Lumber and Millwork Co.: "Enclosed find check from the Standard Lumber and Millwork company and office employees, for the Packers' wonderful work during the football season." McGeehan Buick Co.: "It is with great pleasure that we are enclosing our check for $25 to the Packers who are recognized as the leaders to professional football. We can appreciate how the Packers and also the citizens of Green Bay feel because of this leadership attained by the Packers football team, and we hope that the fund will reach its objective." Thomas E. Hawley: "Please accept the enclosed donation for the best football team the world has ever known." Mr. and Mrs. William O. Coleman, Oneida Golf and Riding Club: "Enclosed you will find a little mite of a check to help swell the Packers' fund. We do not understand the game very well but are pleased the way the boys played and are at the top." Gordon E. Frisotie, Rochester, N.Y.: "What a pleasure it was to follow the fortunes of the 'Fighting Packers' this year. They are truly a great team and a fine conversational lead in bragging about one's hometown. Two cents on the Bears Sunday?"...THEY KNOW ABOUT BAY NOW: A.W. Hollman: "Enclosed find check for $5 to help the Packer football cause. The boys did wonderful, and I feel assured some of those Easterners, who think the territory west or north of Chicago is infested with Indians and wild animals, have found out that Green Bay is on the map, and we have a football team that can give their teams instructions in the fine fine points of the game. Best wishes for 1930." E.B. Warren: "Enclosed find my check in the amount of $25.00 as a contribution to the football fund which is certainly a very good cause. Particularly thanking your, as a fan for your efforts in the premises, I extend kindest regards." Cohodas Brothers: "Enclosed please find check for $50.00 to apply on the Packer fund. We are very proud of the team, and sincerely hope that you will be successful in reaching the quote set by you." Herbert J. Rose, Bonduel: "Enclosed herewith you will find my check for $2.00 for the Packer Championship Fund. I have followed the Packers for 11 years, always enjoyed the Green Bay spirit behind the Packers and hope the Packers will be near the top again in 1930." P.J. Du Bois: "Enclosed find check of $5.00 toward the Packer fund. The team sure is deserving of such a move, and hope the goal will be reached for a 'touchdown'. Also enclosed find $1.00 from Mrs. P.J. Du Bois for the extra point." Frank Anderson, Ephraim: "Enclosed find one dollar toward the Packer fund. I have been a Packer fan for the last 6 or 7 years and have not missed a home game even if I am 75 miles away. Everyone around the surrounding country should be a booster towards this fund as the brand of football Curly and his players have been giving us is worth twice the admission charged. Here's hoping that the gang not only brings home the bacon but also enough bear meat for us all on next Sunday."...SUPPLY COMPANY SENDS $50: E.N. Murphy: "You will please find enclosed herewith check for $50.00 from Murphy Supply company for the Green Bay Packer fund. I take this opportunity of stating that the writer, with firms that he has been associated, has been on a good many subscription lists in the past twenty years, and likewise his family before him, but I do not feel that I have ever subscribed to a cause that has done so much to advertise Greater Green Bay. In short, I believe, as Fred Hurlbut puts it, that Columbus discovered America but the Packers put Green Bay on the map. If you need any more, call on me." E.W. Le Roy, editor of the Marinette Eagle-Star: "Enclosed find check for $10.00. Glad to help in this fine testimonial for the Packers. They are Northeastern Wisconsin's own, and Marinette is interested in and proud of their success." A.P. Burnham, Janesville: "Enclosed find a small check which I wish you would add to the Packer fund as a gift from Mrs. Burnham. I am sorry to say that I am not much of a football fan, but Mrs. Burnham has followed the team by radio from our home in Janesville, and she is a most loyal and enthusiastic Packer fan. The recent games have given her a great deal of pleasure, and for this I wish to repay the boys in part by this contribution."...BUDDY SOLPER HELPS: Buddy Solper: "I am glad to give $1.00 of my little savings for my little sister, Jacqeulyn Marie, Jackie Solper, and myself. Aloysius Junior, Buddy Solper, for the Packers fund. I want to be a Packer football player when I grow up." Anthony B. Solper: "Northern Paper Mills Bowling league takes great pleasure in presenting a donation of $9.75 toward our Green Bay Packers fund. We are with them now and will be with them next season also. We are all wishing them good luck for Sunday." Edward Garot: "Enclosed find my check for $10.00 to the Packer fund. The Packers' record is one to be envied by any team, and they are well deserving of this championship fund. It will be a proud moment for every fan and all Green Bay when their team brings home the title; one which Green Bay has been wanting several year." Louis A. Haanen: "Enclosed please find check for $5.00 toward the worthy Packer fund. I only regret that I cannot give a larger sum as the boys sure earned it." Alvin Perlewitz for East River Lumber and Fuel Co.: "Enclosed you will find our check amounting to $10.00 for the Packer championship fund. We want to do our bit and hope that our check will be received in the same spirit it is sent." Frank E. Murphy: "I am enclosing herewith my check for $25.00 to apply toward the Packers championship fund. I am no fan myself and do not know a halfback from a drawback, but I do not think the judging from the success of the Packers, they must understand the difference. I hope you will be able to secure a substantial amount, at least I wish you every success." J.S. Rice, superintendent, C. and N.W. Railway: "I am enclosing $96.90 as a donation by C. and N.W. railway employees in Green Bay towards the Packer football fund. The amount of this popular subscription will indicate to you how our employees appreciated what our Green Bay football team has accomplished."
CITY PREPARES REAL WELCOME FOR PACKERS
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay
will soon be ready for its greatest celebration. It will be 
a celebration for its own - the mighty Green Bay Packer
football team that has conquered all in the NFL. Starting
Monday night with a mammoth homecoming celebration
at the Northwestern station the festivities will wind up on
Tuesday evening with a banquet and dance at the
Beaumont hotel. Plans for the festivities at the railroad
station and the banquet have been completed and
indications are that both celebrations will be gala affairs.
Shrieking sirens, blasts of steamship and factory
whistles, cheers of a crowd of more than 5,000 persons
and music by the American Legion band will greet the
returning heroes as they step from the train to the gaily
decorated station at 8:30 p.m. The train will pull in 
between a double row of buses waved by railroadmen
along the right-of-way from the station to the junction...
BATTERY WILL BE THERE: Approximately sixty
members of Battery B, 121st Field Artillery, also will be
on hand in full regalia when the players arrive and will
act as an official escort to the bus the players board for
a tour around town that will wind up at the City hall. 
Where Mayor John Diener will give a short speech of
welcome. The banquet at the hotel Tuesday evening will
be equally colorful. The dining room will be decorated
with pennants of the players' colleges and the colors of
the Packer team, gold and blue. Approximately 400
men and women will be present. An all-star program will
be presented after the dinner with some of the most
prominent men in the state taking an active part. Dinner
will served at 6:30 p.m., and the program should be
completed at 9 p.m. From 9 o'clock until midnight there
will be dancing to music furnished gratus by Rudy
Sebranek and his orchestra...REYNOLDS ON
PROGRAM: Attorney General John W. Reynolds will be
one of the main speakers on the program. Frank Murray,
Marquette University football coach, also will be on the
program. He is expected to speak on "What the
Colleges Think About Pro Football". Coach Murray
directed three Packer players during their college days,
Lavvie Dilweg, Red Dunn and Whitey Woodin. Victor I.
Minahan, A.B. Turnbull, Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the
club, and Mayor Diener will also be called on for short
addresses. Three members of the team, Capt. E.L.
Lambeau, Verne Lewellen and Jugger Earpe, likewise
will give brief speeches. The purse collected in the
Championship Fund will be presented by Mr. Turnbull.
Members of the committee who arranged all the details
urge persons who plan to attend the dinner to get their
tickets early, as the demand has been heavy and some
fans may be disappointed if they seek tickets the last
day...GOVERNOR WAS INVITED: Governor Walter
Kohler was invited to attend the banquet, but expressed
his regrets at not being able to be present because of
another engagement. A letter from the governor's private
secretary said Mr. Kohler had followed the progress of the team with unusual interest and would send the players a congratulatory telegram the evening of the banquet. The letter from the governor's secretary follows: "Mr. R.F. Malia, Secretary, Green
PACKERS SEEK WIN TO CLINCH NATIONAL TITLE
DECEMBER 7 (Chicago) - Green Bay's sensational
Packer football team will wind up its most successful
National league season at Wrigley Field here tomorrow
in a battle with the Chicago Bears, their traditional foes.
The kickoff will be at 2 p.m. The Packers will be seeking
their 12th league victory and with the National league
title. A win for the Packers will assure them the pennant
as it will their record unmarred by defeat, while the New
York Giants, holders of second place, have one loss
chalked against them. If the Green Bay players get any
kind of a break in the weather and play on a dry field,
they should have little trouble disposing of the Bears for
the third time this year. In the first game played between
the two teams this season, the Packers gave the Bears
a good drubbing, 23 to 0, and in the second encounter
whitewashed the Chicago outfit, 14 to 0...WEAK PASS
DEFENSE: A wet field will work to the advantage of the
Chicagoans as the most effective Packer plays are fast
cutback and pass plays that are executed smoothly on
solid turf, while the Bears have a slow, heavy forward
wall that finds the going on defense to its liking on a 
sluggish field. As the Bears have shown a decided
weakness against a fast forward passing game such as
used by the Packers, they naturally will be the ones to benefit if the Green Bay players are handicapped in passing with a wet ball. Offensively the Bears cannot stack up with the Packers of this year and their only hopes to avert defeat will be in the ability of veterans such as Trafton, Murry, Fleckenstein and Poliscki to halt the rushes of Molenda, Lewellen, Blood, Kotal and other Packer backs. The Bears have not been able to do much stopping of these men in previous games, but they are certain to extend themselves to the limit in the final battle...WILL USE ALL MEN: Capt. Curly Lambeau plans to make use of every members of the squad at some stage of the game unless the Bears present unexpected opposition. Johnny Blood and Bo Molenda are still suffering minor ailments but are likely to see some action. Dave Zuidmulder, former East high star, who has been breaking in with the team this year, also will get in the game, the Coach said today. Jugger Earpe, veteran center, who left the team early this week to return to Green Bay to take care of some business obligations, rejoined the squad here today.
BAY FANS TO SEE TILT
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - While 500 or more local fans travel by automobile, bus and railroad to Chicago Sunday to see the Packer and Bears clash, a like number of followers are expected at the Vita-Vox broadcast of the game at the Turner Hall here. Both the Northwestern and Milwaukee roads have special excursion rates to the Windy City and several hundred fans are expected to take advantage of them. Trains leaving the Northwestern station at 12:40 and 7 a.m. and leaving the Milwaukee road station at 1:15 and 7 a.m. are expected to carry the most fans. A special wire, direct from Wrigley field in Chicago to the Turner Hall will carry a play-by-play account of the game. This report will be broadcast over the Vita-Vox to fans in the building. It is planned to start the program about 1 p.m, giving fans a lot of preliminary sidelights before the game gets underway at 2 p.m. All fund taken in at the Turner Hall program will be turned over to the Championship Fund for the players instead of being diverted to the club treasury as has been the custom in the past.
BEARS, PACKERS TO PLAY TODAY AT WRIGLEY FIELD
DECEMBER 8 (Chicago Tribune) - The undefeated Green Bay Packers come to Wrigley Field this afternoon for a crucial game with the Chicago Bears. A victory will keep them in undisputed possession of the league lead with but two more games to be played. A defeat may drop them into a tie with Benny Friedman's New York Giants. They have met the Bears twice before this season and defeated them both times. The Chicago boys have a chance to take an adequate revenge for these humiliations by tripping up the Packers and stopping their march to a title...EXPECT BUCK WHITE BACK: "We believe we are better primed to lick the Packers than at any time this season," Red Grange said. "Every one of us is in perfect shape and has worked hard this week to perfect plays." Buck White, who has been out with an injured leg, is expected back in the Bears' lineup to bolster the attack with his powerful plunges...GREEN BAY FANS TO ATTEND: Two thousand Green Bay fans will be present, together with the Lumberjack band.
PACKER BANQUET TO BE HELD HERE TUESDAY
DECEMBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - For the
past 24 hours the Packers have felt very much at home
in Atlantic City because "Old Man Winter" came down
to the seashore to get in shape for his campaign, which
it appears is off to an early start. The temperature
dropped well below the freezing mark and many of the
cars of the late-arriving Grangers were coated with ice
and snow as they pulled up in front of the Morton hotel.
First winter fall honors went to Carl Lidberg, who slipped
on the ice as he got out of the bus at Bader field and
went down like Fleckenstein did after Cal Hubbard hit
him. Coach Lambeau has been letting some of the 
players "breeze" along this week as they were tired out
after their 60-minute sessions in a dozen campaigns.
Dilweg and Michalske are profiting by the rest and these
two All-Americans will be right at their peak Sunday to
give the Bears all they are looking for. Tom Nash has
been suffering from a cold but he always come back in
time for the whistle. Early afternoon practices started
today. Coach Lambeau made this change so that the
team would not have to work on a frozen field. This is
just a safety-first step because a sprained ankle or two
at this stage of the season might prove expensive. The
team is beginning to get homesick. In other words, the
players are talking about when they will leave here and
what time they will arrive in Chicago. It is certain that all
of them had plenty of the east during their two weeks of
pro football recordmaking...CLUB HOUSE COLD: There
is a lot of postseason game gossip going the rounds
but as yet no contracts have been signed. Portsmouth,
Ohio has come to bat with an offer and this has been 
put with the proposals from Memphis, Philadelphia and
Milwaukee. The players want to get in at least one
extra game and it is a good bet that their wishes will be
fulfilled. Every day at practice an admiring throng of
football fans winds its way to Bader field to watch the
1929 champions go through their training stunts. A
number of the Atlantic City tornadoes report just as
faithfully as if it were their own practice. Among them
are Randells, former Kansas City end, and Jimmy Land,
who played with the Chicago Cards in Green Bay this
fall. The clubhouse at Bader field isn't any too warm 
these days and at times there is only a limited supply
of hot water for shower baths, so Red Smith, who just
has to have his fun, put one over on the boys. He got
into the shower first and let all the hot water run out.
His roomie, Cal Hubbard, was number 2 in the shower
and got nothing by an ice cold bath. His roar could be
heard a mile away and the rest of the players joined in 
the Smith chase which continued until the redhead from
Combined Locks hoisted his white bath towel as a sign
of surrender and proper punishment was handed out
with Hubbard's elephant sized right hand working like a
pile driver...ZUIDMULDER AT HALF: Coach Lambeau
has been running Dave Zuidmulder at halfback quite
regularly this week and it is probable this week and it is
probable that the former East high luminary will get a
chance to taste the "Bear meat" this weekend. Dave
has picked up a lot of football while with the Packers 
this fall and all the players are strong for him. Lewellen
has shown him all the fine points of punting and Dave is
getting plenty of distance with this kick. The boys are
riding Bill Kern a bit. They have wished the name "Lone
Scout" on the former Pitt tackle, who is one of the best
in the league. Thanksgiving Day Kern was on the shelf
with a sore shoulder so Coach Lambeau sent him up to
Providence to scout the Boston-Providence game. This
contest was called off at the last minute and Bill didn't
have to use his pad and pencil. Of course it wasn't his
fault but just the same the gang has taken him for a
merry ride. With Red Dunn, who is his old self again,
leading the flock. 
$357 CONTRIBUTED TODAY TO PACKERS; TOTAL
NOW $2,325
DECEMBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The
"Championship Fund" is growing steadily and as the
days pass the outlook becomes more encouraging. Up 
to noon today $2,325.50 had been contributed towards
the goal of $5,000. Contributions since noon yesterday
totaled $375.50. The first schools to be heard from were
the Vocational and Badger Commercial college. The
faculty of the Vocational school sent in $23 this morning
and the students of the Badger college donated $7.50.
Standard Oil company employees took up a collection
yesterday and today the Packer fund was $24 richer as
a result. The largest single donation received today was
for $75 from "An Out of Town Friend". Being a modest
sort of fellow he did not want his name mentioned, but 
he is a great Packer fan, and in his letter he said: 
"Herewith my check for $75. I certainly feel that the
Packer games this year have been worth it." If you 
haven't sent in your contribution to the "championship fund" do so now for the time is growing short. The team will return home next Monday or Tuesday and it is planned to present the money to the players at the public banquet at the Beaumont hotel Tuesday evening. Send in your donation to A.B. Turnbull, treasurer, care of the Press-Gazette...LETTERS PRAISE PROPOSAL: Mr. A.B. Turnbull received the following letters with contributions to the Packer championship fund since yesterday noon: A Girl: "Enclosed please find $1.00 for our perfect team. May this 'mite' help toward the completion of the fund. If ever man and woman in Green Bay would contribute $1.00, the $5,000 quota would soon be reached, and would rate us as a loyal city in the minds of our players." James McKone: "I am pleased to enclose herewith my check to your order for $10.00, my contribution toward said fund. Your object in the matter in behalf of a bunch of fine young men, and in my opinion the greatest football team ever gotten together is a worthy one. I wish you every success in the premises." Eddie Krippner, Jr.: "Enclosed please find one dollar toward the Packer fund. Daddy and I did surely enjoy all the games. Wishing all the Packers the best of luck." Oldenburg-Krippner Co.: "In order to show our appreciation of what the Packer team has done for our city, we are only too glad to enclose herewith five dollars toward the purse. We are indeed proud of each individual, and wish them the best of luck."
TWO BITS WORTH
DECEMBER 4 (Sheboygan Press) - Green Bay's Packers are, at last reports, thundering down the stretch with an electrifying burst of speed even after the Yellowjackets' near disaster and are certain to slip under the wire winners in the NFL. The NFL has been in the past, as far as southern Wisconsin was concerned, a neglected sports subject, whether rightfully or whether maliciously. Milwaukee couldn't support a team of the calibre of the strong Chicago, Green Bay and eastern elevens and it may been this that caused the dark brown taste in the mouth of the southern Wisconsin fans. But professional football has been elevated itself rapidly. It may even be that it is becoming more collegiate as the seasons roll along. Certainly, the roster of almost any professional team in the country is studded with names that once were resounded over the campus. Grange, Friedman, Nevers, Dilweg, Welch, Molenda, Dunn, Kotal, etc. but why go on? Pro football has much appeals and seems to be coming into its own, perhaps for the reasons that it does not claim to impose upon the collegiate brand of football. It was once the delight of this writer to argue a topnotch college team can take a good professional outfit, but I have been made to see the error of my ways. Any why not? The pro game takes the cream of the college gridders at a stage when they are more mature and experienced than ever before. The old rah-rah spirit may be missing but the football ability is there and they don't count the number of first downs made by cheerleaders. It's a consoling thought for one who has but a short time ago become convinced. But about these Green Bay Packers, it was surprising to a host of Badger fans who have suddenly allied themselves with the Packer cause, that the team continued winning consistently, almost monotonously, during the eastern invasion and in games with the Bears and Cardinals of Chicago. It doesn't require any great amount of experting to explain that this is due to sensational backfield play, the best punting in the circuit and a line which has dwarfed that of their opponents in most of the games, both in respect to physical makeup and playing ability. Such performers as Michalske, by way of example, have been outstanding. It seems he played a great deal of football for Pitt at one time - or was it Siwash? What is important, he is playing a great deal of football for the Packers right now and he is flanked by players of whom the same can be truthfully said.
SLOCUM LIKES THE PROS
DECEMBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Following is a sport editorial by Bill Slocum in the New York American: "Besides tearing around several football fields, Albie Booth and Al Marsters tore through four pages of the literary digest for a total of seven columns, with picture. Those all-star football teams you are reading about should be listed as "all-Collegiate" not as all-American unless Green Bay, (Wis.), has left America flat. The real all-American team of 1929 is known in its own set as the Green Bay Packers. They have no common alma mater to die for but how they can play football. Many will tile the Schnozzola upward at the suggestion but those pro footballers could give the best college elevens a lesson in gridiron finesse. If you doubt that take a trip to the Polo Grounds Sunday and watch Benny Friedman shoot those foward passes. You missed a threat if you didn't see Ernie Nevers up in Harlem last Sunday. Or Lewellen of Green Bay the week before. See the college boys in their hit-or-miss style of forwarding passing and then look at the Friedmans, Nevers and the Lewellens and the other past masters in the pro league. This is no knock on the college brand as these pro players learned the passing game close to the campus. It is mentioned simply to call attention to the fact that the game's most expert exponents are being snubbed by people who insist they like good football. This writer froze through the Army-Notre Dame at the stadium Saturday and took a freezing encore through the Giant-Cardinal game at the Polo Grounds Sunday. And the encore showed more real football per period than the Saturday game uncovered in its entirety. Of course one group was paid for freezing for Tim Mara, and one was freezing for dear old college. The idea that you have to play football for nothing to play it right is the bunk. Anyone willing to be convinced has only to see the hard tackling, fancy passing, vigorous line smashing and generally capable efforts of the professionals. These are real all-American teams and they are winning their fight against snobbery and indifference. In a few years they too will turn them away."
ERNIE NEVERS CALLS MIKE MICHALSKE GREATEST STAR OF PROFESSIONAL GAME
DECEMBER 3 (Atlantic City) - This story appeared in the New York Graphic on Monday. It was written by Ken Smith, one of the leading sport scribes in Gotham. "The picture of 205-pound Tony Plansky tearing and kicking his way to a courageous 24 to 21 Giant victory over the Chicago Cardinals in a space of rime when split seconds were precious, was just reel No. 1 of the weekly Sabbath professional serial game at the Polo Grounds. It was too bad everyone couldn't have had a flash at Ernie Nevers, Nordic leader of the Cardinals, once pointed out by Pop Warner as the greatest football player of all times, as he snorted and grumbled in the locker room. Here was a picture for you. Six feet, 2 inches tall, 204 pounds of him, with wavy golden hair and sharp, piercing blue eyes, a big bloody gash extending from his upper lip to his chin, and a square jawed mug spotted with mud chipped from the frozen turf, and bruises, frowns and scowls, he looked like a savage tawny animal as he stormed and growled about the defeat. Folks, he's a tough guy. This greatest or near greatest of all the football players. No intercollegiate football smile or glory rested on that game. No packed stadium saw the fun. No all-American berth department on the result, and nobody's salary was at stake. Yet Nevers and his men were a sore lot and it just goes to show that these professionals give their blood to win these games and defeat stabs them just as much as a loss for dear old alma mammy. The scoreboard read 'one half minute to go' when the Giants started a frantic attempt to break a 21 to 21 tie. One play lost a few yards, another gained a couple and on the third, Plansky dropkicked a field goal from the 35 yard line. Just football. There was more glamour a few minutes before as he tore through for a touchdown, tying the score. Naturally the Chicago team was pretty sore in the locker room. They claimed the Giants couldn't have made their plays in that time. They thought the whistle should have piped before it did, but still, Nevers took timeout between oaths to voice some ideas he has collected from a long career on the grid. 'Since I was in college,' he grumbled, raging up and down, unable to stand still for a minute, 'they've learned to play more open football. There's more glamour in the collegiate game today. But anybody who sees both amateur and professionala must know the best college teams have to bow to the pros. There isn't a man in this room who wasn't a whale of a college player and every one of them is much better now than he was then. Look at Duke Slater over there. And we get just as sore now as we used to. The only thing is we can voice our feeling now, whereas in college we had to admit the better team won when we lost. I think we really tied the Giants today. The only team in our league I take my hat off to is Green Bay. We're better than the rest of them, and every time we lost to Green Bay it was close. I guess the crowd out there will admit we're better than the Giants. Though the Giants had just bear his team with a brave last minute rally, Nevers showed his fighting instinct, when he stubbornly held his team was better, this blood bespattered giant who just like a Ty Cobb, a man who hates bitterly to lose and for that reason is a better player than the next man. 'The classiest player of the year,' he went on, 'is Michalske of Green Bay. He isn't a flashy back, he's a guard and a wonder. There's nobody like him on the college or professional field today. He came from Penn State and weighs 209.' "
CAPT. LAMBEAU SENDS TEAM THROUGH LIGHT DRILL ON SOFT FIELD ON COAST
DECEMBER 3 (Atlantic City) - The New Jersey Grange and the Green Bay Packers are hobnobbing again in Atlantic City. It seems that just about this time of the year the Skeeter state farmers and Badger state football men get together at the shore and crowd the spacious Morton hotel to overflowing. On one side you may hear discussion about how to grow strawberries while the other ear will be taking in something about the proper treatment for Fleckenstein. Sunday's game at Chicago. "Singing In The Rain" would be an appropriate caption for the Bays' activities on Monday. It rained throughout the day and it is safe to say that not a half dozen of the players ventured forth on the boardwalk. Saltwater baths was one of the main events on the program and nearly every player on the squad took a dip in ocean H20 right in his own bath tub. This sea fluid is great for the aches and bruises and the coming champions have plenty as three games in eight days versus New York, Providence and Philadelphia is enough to take the sap out of any footballer. Some of the gridironers look liked leopards as their black and blue spots are so plentiful. The City stadium field was soft this morning as the Packers went through a light limbering up drill. Capt. Lambeau didn't push his gridders very hard and has no intentions of doing so this week as he figures his stock of plays and trial formations are good enough to take the "nasty" Bears and sew up the first National league bunting ever captured by the Blue and Gold of Green Bay...DUNN IN SHAPE: From the looks of things, the Packers will have a physically O.K. squad to shoot against the Bruins in Chicago this Sunday at Wrigley field. Red Dunn came out of the Providence game feeling "fit as a kitten" while Eddie Kotal's chipped shoulder continued on the mend. Kern's two-game vacation has healed his ailing shoulder and he will be ready for action. While the ex-Pitt star has been in the shelf, Perry has been performing well. Papers in the East are hailing the Packers as the 1929 champions and the players feel halfway sure about it. But they aren't dividing the spoils until after the game in Chicago Sunday withe the Bears. Every member of the squad knows that nothing would please the Trafton-Fleckenstein combination anymore than to whip the Bays and thus ruin the title hopes of Green Bay. The Packers read with interest the story of the Giants-Cardinal game in Gotham Sunday. Nevers and Co. gave New York an awful scare as a matter of fact the Chicagoans had a slight lead in the fourth quarter, but then Plansky went on a rampage, scoring a touchdown and Friedman added the extra point, knotting the count. Then in the last thirty seconds of play, this same Plansky, who kicks from the port side, booted a 35-yard field goal which won the game for the Gothamites. Several of the Packers figure that the Jackets have an even chance to upset the Giants in one of the weekend home and home games. If the Giants slip once, it is all over but the shouting and Marcel Lambeau will have to set up a flag pole at the City stadium. The Green Bay gridders can well be satisfied with their eastern invasion as their total points of 45 against their opponents' 6, shows the brand of championship football the Badgers cut loose with down along the Atlantic seaboard...LOOK TOWARD HOME: The Packers are looking toward home and it will be a happy bunch of footballers when they set foot in Chicago Saturday morning. The trip has been pleasant enough but the call of the west is a bit too strong for any of them to resist. Of course, stories of zero weather and blizzards aren't very encouraging but even this is better than Providence dampness or Philadelphia hostility. According to the present schedule, the Bays will hit the trail for Green Bay shortly after the game with the Bears. Capt. Lambeau has a number of offers for postseason games but is not closing any of them until the regular league schedule is ended. The Packers are wondering how many Bay fans will be in the stands at Wrigley field Sunday and as letters come from home telling that many intend to make the trip, there is a grin all around. After playing away from home and listening to cheers for others, it will do the team plenty good to hear the old Green Bay rallying cry again this weekend.
BULLETIN
DECEMBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Plans for a testimonial dinner for the Green Bay Packer football team were completed this afternoon at a meeting of representative citizens called together by the Association of Commerce. The banquet will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 o'clock at the Beaumont hotel. Complete details of the affair will be announced tomorrow.
PACKER CHAMPIONSHIP FUND IS NEARING THE $2,000 MARK
DECEMBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green
Bay Packer "Championship Fund: was flirting with the
$2,000 mark when today's contributions were totaled at
noon. At that time, $1,968 had been donated by Green
Bay and outside fans. Contributions since noon
yesterday totaled $234. If you haven't contributed yet
and plan to do so, send in your donation at once, to A.
B. Turnbull, treasurer, care Press-Gazette, for it will be
only a few days before the Packers return from their
successful Eastern invasion. The only league game
remaining to be played is at Chicago Sunday, and then
the squad will return to Green Bay for the public
banquet at the Beaumont hotel next Tuesday night. The
sponsors of the fund hope to have a sizeable amount on
hand to distribute to the players for their outstanding
work this season in representing Green Bay on the pro
gridiron...STURGEON BAY DOCTOR HELPS: Every
message received from the team since the fund was
announced has expressed the players' gratitude for this
move on the part of Green Bay citizens to show their
appreciation for the squad's efforts. The players are
deeply appreciative of the fans' support here and daily
scan the stories about the fund. Dr. G.R. Egeland,
Sturgeon Bay, writes the following letter to A.B. Turnbull
enclosing his contribution: "Enclosed my check for $5
for Packers fund. Sturgeon Bay loves good football and
the Packers are certainly giving us that. Hope you are
oversubscribed."
BLASER AND MCVAY TO CLASH ON MAT TONIGHT
DECEMBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Howard
Blaser and John McVay are ready for their saw-off
wrestling match at the town hall of Lawrence tonight, for
the benefit of the Packer "Championship Fund". The
bout will be staged at 8 o'clock and a dance will follow.
All proceeds will go to the Green Bay Packer players.
Blaser and McVay are old rivals and each claims a fall
over the other in two previous meetings, making the
match tonight the saw-off grapple.
GREEN BAY PLAYERS RUN THROUGH SNAPPY DRILLS PREPARING FOR BEAR CONTEST
DECEMBER 5 (Atlantic City) - Aside from the postseason gridiron engagement with Clarence Saunders' Tigers at Memphis on Sunday, Dec. 15, another contest has been tentatively added to the Packers' December schedule. It will be played at Portsmouth, Ohio, on Dec. 22. Terms for the Portsmouth game have been agreed upon but the approval of Joe F. Carr, president of the National league, is still essential. This is expected to be forthcoming. There is no question regarding the Memphis contest as the Saunders' team is on the approved list of the NFL. The schedule as unofficially mapped out now provides for the Packers to return home on Monday evening and be guest of honor for the next few days. It is probable that the team will leave Friday for Memphis via Chicago, arriving in the southern city Saturday night. This postseason schedule has met with favor of the players as it will give them an opportunity to harvest a bit more Christmas money. Coach Lambeau has received bids for other engagements but he is holding to his plan to have the gridders out of their "monkey togs" at least 48 hours before Christmas eve...HAINES PAYS VISIT: Bob Haines, manager of the Yellowjackets, paid a hurried visit to the shore to talk shop with Capt. Lambeau. He warned the Bay leader that the Bears would be primed for Sunday's game and added that the Chicago club looked awfully good against them last Sunday. "The Bears' season has not been much of a success," Haines said, "but a win over your club this Sunday would finish their schedule in a blaze of glory and that's what Halas and Sternaman are after. However, win or lose," continued the Yellowjacket manager, "your club, in the eyes of the league, professional fans and players, is entitled to the championship. Any team that can go through a dozen games against the best elevens in the country sure is deserving of the pennant, flag pole and everything that goes with a title winner." The entire Packer squad went through a snappy practice here on Thursday in preparation for the title deciding contest with the Bears in Chicago Sunday. Every player was in uniform and Capt. Lambeau had two full teams running through signals with a snap that made the onlooker gasp with amazement. The cold spell has continued here, but it is really a blessing in disguise, because it will condition the gridders for the chilly atmosphere which is forecast to be on tap this weekend in the Windy City...SNAP THROUGH SIGNALS: The Bays are to snap through signals again Friday morning but it will only be a hurried drill as Bud Jorgenson, the property manager, has to be allowed enough time to pack the trunks and have them aboard the Pennsy flyer, leaving here about 1:55 p.m. Friday. This train makes connections with the Washington-Chicago Limited at North Philadelphia, and arrives at the Illinois metropolis Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Letters from Green Bay which carry the news that all roads will lead to Chicago this Sunday are pepping up the Packer players and it is safe to say that a capacity turnout of Bayites at Wrigley field will stir the Blue and Gold on to greater efforts in their engagement against the Halas-Sternaman combination. From the comments heard in training quarters, Messrs. Fleckenstein and Trafton are likely to be in for a disagreeable afternoon. Capt. Lambeau has given no hint of his starting lineup but he has promised all the players that they will get a chance to perform. There will be no 18-man limit in this game as the managers of both clubs have agreed to lift the ban. The Frankford Yellowjackets, who play the New York Giants in Philadelphia Saturday, arrive here Friday for 24 hours of rest at the seashore before tangling with Benny Friedman's outfit. According to the Quaker City papers, the Jackets are confident of taking the Giants but the Packer players figure it another New York win.
$2668 NOW IN PACKER FUND; ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT
TO HELP
DECEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - As the
time draws near for the return of the great Green Bay
Packer football to its home gridiron, interest in the
Championship Fund being sponsored by the Press-
Gazette, is growing by leaps and bounds. The fans are
responding in greater numbers than at any time since
the fund was opened and indications are that a
substantial sum will be on hand for the footballers next
Tuesday night. Today's mail brought donations from 59
individuals or firms, bringing the total up to $2,668.
Contributions since Wednesday noon totaled $342.50.
The biggest contribution during the past 24 hours was
from Frank C. Schilling, wholesale grocer and produce
man, who sent in a check for $50. The next largest
donation was from Sturgeon Bay, $33 having been sent
in from there by a score of Packer fans...WRESTLING
MATCH NETS $15: Henry McAbee held a wrestling
match early this week in the town of Lawrence, and
realized $15 for the Championship Fund. F.B. Seymour,
of the Kewaunee, Green Bay and Western railroad, sent
in a check for $25 today, accompanied by a letter
voicing his approval of the fund. Employees of the
Stuebe Binding and Printing company took up a
collection for the team and the company contributed
enough to send in a check for $20. Do you want to see
the Championship Fund go over the top? If so, send in
your contribution today - regardless of its size - to A.B.
Turnbull, treasurer, care of the Press-Gazette. Only a
few days remain for the fans to show the Packers they
appreciate their great work this year. Don't delay, mail
that donation in today!...FANS STRONG FOR PLAN:
Eight letters were received today by Mr. Turnbull along
with contributions toward the Packer Championship
Fund. They follow: From Mrs. Hattie Hall: "Being a
former resident of Green Bay and a subscriber to your
paper, and also being interested very much in seeing
the Packer football team win the honors am enclosing a
little mite to help swell the fund. The Packer football
team has surely advertised the City of Green Bay, and
is very deserving of this contribution and wonder
whatever is the matter with the Green Bayites that this
fund is so slow in forthcoming. Hope by the time you
receive this letter that it will be nearer the goal. Yours
for Green Bay, whom the Packer football team has put
on the map." Clarence A. Strom, Peshtigo: "Enclosed
you will find a check for $1 as my donation to the Green
Bay Packer Championship fund. Hope the $5,000 mark
set for next Monday, Dec. 9, will be reached with some
to spare." Karl Manthey (who also contributed a poem
on the Sport page tomorrow or Saturday): "Not being a
football fan, yet, here is for the sake of our Green Bay,
a 'V' for the Packers' Fund." R. B. Power: "For the
Packers' Fund I am enclosing my check. My
congratulations to the entire organization. More power
to you." F.B. Seymour: "I am enclosing our company's
(Green Bay and Western Railroad) voucher in the
amount of $25, as a contribution to the fund. I am
pleased that a plan to reward the Packer football
players for their splendid work this season is having
your able support." Joseph Clusman: "To the boys that
won the  first championship for us, I am sending a five
spot, a very small part of what it is worth. Will do better
next time." Frank C. Schilling: "Enclosed fund check for
$50 for Packers' Championship Fund. I hope you go
over the top, the boys deserve it." Stuebe Binding and
Printing Co.: "Enclosed please find check for $20.00 as
an appreciation by the Stuebe Binding and Printing Co. and employees for the loyalty and fine record made by the football players. We sincerely hope that this fund will grow rapidly until the amount of your objective is reached."
CELEBRATION WILL BE STAGED AT NORTHWESTERN STATION WHEN TEAM ARRIVES HOME
DECEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A mammoth homecoming celebration will be staged at the Northwestern road station here when the victorious Packers return to Green Bay Monday evening, according to plans today by the committee arranging details of the festivities in honor of the players. Capt. Lambeau wired the committee that he would keep his team together after the Bear game and would return on a train leaving Chicago Monday afternoon arriving at the Northwestern station at 8:30 p.m. The American Legion band will be asked to be on hand to lend music and color when the players arrive. All fans are urged to be present as the committee hopes to make the welcome one that will be remembered for many years. The players will board a special bus, after their arrival here, and will tour downtown streets, winding up at the City hall or some other central spots. Mayor John Diener is scheduled to give a brief address of welcome to the men either at the station or at the end of the bus tour. The Union Bus line has donated the use of a bus for the occasion. Capt. Lambeau also stated in his wire to the committee that he was looking for a big delegation of Green Bay fans at the game in Chicago. A real turnout of Green Bay fans would do a lot to help cheer the team on to the victory, Lambeau stated. Tickets for the testimonial banquet for the players at the Beaumont hotel Tuesday evening were placed on sale at various places about town last night and early today. The early demand indicated that there will be a large crowd at the dinner.
PACKERS AGREE TO MEET TENNESSEE PROS
DECEMBER 5 (Atlantic City) - Clarence Saunders has induced the Green Bay Packers to invade Tennessee and play his Memphis Tigers on Sunday December 15. Negotiations for this game were closed over the long distance phone with the Tennessee millionaire. After Sunday's game in Chicago with the Bears the Packers will return home for a four day stay and then head southward for the game with the Tennessee professionals. There is also a chance that a game for Sunday December 22 may be arranged with a southern Ohio club.
INJURIES MAY KEEP BLOOD, MOLENDA IDLE
DECEMBER 6 (Atlantic City) - An epidemic of colds hit the Packer squad as it pulled out here for Philadelphia, which is the first stop en route to Chicago when Sunday Lambeau and Co. lock horns with the Bears in a game which will decide possession of the 1929 NFL pennant. The damp climate at the seashore didn't set so well on the Green Bay players. Hubbard, Lidberg, McCrary, Kotal and a number of the other players are making good use of handkerchiefs, while even Bud Jorgenson, the ever reliable property man, is bemoaning a minor attack of the flu. From the looks of things, neither Bo Molenda or Johnny Blood will be able to see much action against the Bears. Blood's injured arm has not healed the way it should and it will take some S.O.S. work by Dr. Kelly in Chicago to enable the "playboy" to get in a uniform against the Bruins. Blood, however, can't see it that way. He claims that he has been playing football for five years and has never lost a minute via injuries and has no intentions of starting now. What's more, the chesty Johnny claims he could gain ground against the Bears even if he had one arm in a sling. Bo Molenda's ankle is still sore. He suffered a bad sprain in the Providence game and it puffed up big as a house. The swelling has gone down but it is still pretty sore. However, the former Michigan star is a stickler for punishment and, like Blood, he will be bitterly disappointed if he doesn't get a chance to rub elbows with Fleckenstein and other Bruins...IN JOYFUL MODE: Capt. Lambeau hasn't made any official announcement as yet but it looks as if the starting lineup will be something like this: Dilweg, O'Donnell to start at the ends; Kern and Perry at the tackles; Michalske and Bowdoin at guard with Earpe at center. In the backfield will be Dunn, Lewellen, Lidberg and Kotal. The former Lawrence flash has been stepping lively in practice this week and it looks as if he is just about on edge for one of his big games. The Bays were in a joyful mood as they left the seashore and news that the hometown was planning a big reception for them to tended to boost the good feeling thermometer several notches. The "riders" are right in their glory and whenever a player seems to be in a pensive mood, one of the jockeys burst out with a query "what are you doing, getting the welcome home speech all doped out." One of the gridders had a brainstorm about red fire at the station Monday night and this brought a remark from Whitey Woodin that the ​flames should help Dunn because the fans