for the support given, adding that he hoped they would continue to do the same in years to com. Verne Lewellen, district attorney, then was introduced by Toastmaster Malia as the "World's Greatest KIcker - the man with the educated toe" and also received a rising vote esteem and rousing applause...DILWEG GIVES TALK: Lewellen described how, when he first received an offer to play with the Green Bay team, he was told it was the "City with the college spirit" and after seeing the reception at the station Monday night and that of the dinner, he knew it was so. He paid tribute to the directors of the club and his fellow players, lauding Captain Lambeau in particular in taking a group of men who have played under many coaches and many coaching systems and molded them under the "Green Bay System" of coaching. On behalf of the team, Lewellen presented Dr. Kelly with the football used to defeat the Chicago Bears in the final game of the season. The ball was lettered with a suitable inscription and bore the autograph of every player on the team. Lavvie Dilweg, who also practices law here besides playing football, addressed the crowd as the "Green Bay Alumnus" and gave a brief account of the New York game and how every players, regardless of whether he was on the bench or in the game, contributed to that great victory. He cited a few instances of the ability of Friedman and then told how Lewellen outgeneralled the great Giant quarterback. Red Dunn spoke briefly saying he was honored to be a member of the team that represented such a city as Green Bay. He said that this was his last year in the professional game, and a fitting year to retire as it was the year the team won the championship. Red was reminded by Lewellen that he had said the same thing for three years and was still going strong...BLOOD ENTERTAINS: Johnny Blood, the "vagabond halfback", almost stole the show with an extemporaneous speech. In thanking the members of the Football corporation and the fans for the welcome, Johnny climaxed the utterance with "I am especially grateful for the check." "I was reading in a Chicago paper the other day where they shot 14 wolves at Rhinelander. It's going to be a long, hard winter!" Blood recounted his four previous years in professional football, saying he had played in most of the cities of the United States, and "starved in many of them", and that this championship healed all wounds incurred in the bearings he had taken during the preceding years. "Cal Hubbard was on the New York championship team when it brought home the bacon, and the great city of New York (here the speaker orated) presented each player with a ten dollar gold piece as evidence of their enormous appreciation. When I think of the city of New Richmond, lying like a jewel in the heart of St. Croix county, where all the brothers are valiant and the sisters are virtuous, there is one thing there that stands out above the others. It is a wide white road, leading 300 miles to Green Bay."...OTHER TEAMS SEND MESSAGES: During the course of the program. Toastmaster Malia read telegrams of congratulations from various parts of the country. A message from Governor Walter Kohler, expressing his regret at not being present, but congratulating the team on the splendid way it has put Green Bay and Wisconsin in the limelight, was one of the outstanding telegrams. "The West is proud of the Green Bay Packers, but look out next year" was the text of a telegram from George Halas and Ed Sternaman, managers of the Chicago Bears. Other messages of congratulation were received from the Frankford Yellow Jackets, New York Giants and the Chicago Cardinals and President Joseph Carr of the National league. The New York telegram read, "Congratulations, the best team won." A letter from George Little, director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin, also was read. Mr. Little said he had met the players recently in Milwaukee and was impressed with their fine personal qualities and great physical condition. He added that they made a strong contribution to Green Bay. He congratulated Capt. Lambeau and Secretary Calhoun for making the professional game a success in Green Bay. The entire program was broadcast over radio station WHBY with Harold T.I. Shannon at the microphone giving a colorful description of the proceedings. Addresses by the speaker were broadcast as was the entertainment that included music by Rudy Sebranek's orchestra, the Rusty Hinges trio and songs by entertainers. After the program, the floor was cleared for dancing. The Packers squad will banquet Thursday evening at Kaap's tea room at 6:15. The team will practice Friday afternoon and leave shortly after midnight over the St. Paul railroad for Chicago, where the champions are to board an Illinois Central train, getting them into Memphis in time to supper Saturday evening. While in Memphis, the Packers will headquarter at the Tennessee hotel.
PACKERS GET READY FOR GAME AGAINST MEMPHIS ON SUNDAY
DECEMBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Players of the Packer championship football team today began to prepare for the first of two postseason games with teams in southern territory. Many players took light workouts today. Tomorrow the whole team will gather for a hard drill to work off some of the surplus poundage gained at banquets and dinners given in their honor. The squad will leave Green Bay Friday evening, arriving in Memphis Saturday evening and Sunday will take the field against the Memphis Tigers. The following Sunday the squad will be in Portsmouth to play the professional team in that city. Portsmouth played the Packers in Green Bay early this year and put up a good battle and, as the Ohioans have been doing some good work this year, they are expected to put up another good battle against the Green Bay squad. Although the Packers have won the championship in the National league, they will not be declared official winners of the title until the annual meeting of the league in January. At that time, the league will declare Green Bay the champions and will award gold football charms to every member of the Packer team.
PORTSMOUTH-PACKER CONTEST CALLED OFF
DECEMBER 12 (Portsmouth, OH) - Joe Carr, president of the NFL, has refused to allow the Green Bay Packers, winners of the National league 1929 title, to play the Portsmouth Spartans, champions of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, it was announced here today. The game had been arranged, but it became necessary to call it off today when Carr made the announcement he would not permit the Packers to play.
PACKERS LEAVE FOR MEMPHIS; CANCEL OHIO GAME
DECEMBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers were to go through a final light drill at Joannes park this afternoon before boarding a train for Memphis, where they will battle the Tigers of that city in a postseason game. The squad worked out at the park yesterday and showed a lot of pep. The team will leave here at 1:15 a.m. over the Milwaukee road, stopping in Chicago to change trains Saturday morning and arriving in Tennessee in time for dinner in the evening. After the Memphis game, members of the team who live in this district will come back while others will go to their homes in other parts of the country. The game with Portsmouth at Portsmouth, scheduled for December 22, has been cancelled, as many of the players were anxious to wind up the season this weekend. The players were guests of Kaap's restaurant last night, partaking of an excellent dinner. After the banquet, members of the squad drafted a note of thanks that was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kapp. The message read: "The undersigned members of the Green Bay Packers' football team wish to express their deep appreciation and sincere thanks for your courtesy in tendering them this magnificent dinner on the occasion of their winning the National championship of 1929."
MISSOURI NEWSPAPER HAS GOOD STORY ON PACKERS
DECEMBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - One of the outstanding feature stories of the year was printed in the St. Louis Star, Missouri newspaper, giving a complete history of the Green Bay Packer corporation. The story was written by W.W. Smith, former Green Bay newspaperman, who now is on the Star staff. He is a son of Mrs. W.P. Smith, 1535 Morrow-st. Smith calls the Packers "the strangest football team in the world" and Green Bay "the capital of the professional football world". He also gives a good account of the team's success this year.
PACKERS INVADE MEMPHIS FOR GAME SUNDAY
DECEMBER 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - After
being feted and dined since they arrived home Monday
night with the National Pro football championship, the
Green Bay Packers left early today for Memphis, where
they will play an exhibition game Sunday with Clarence
Saunders' Tigers, led by Larry Bettencourt, all American
center from St. Mary's college, California. The Packers
have been entertained royally by fans of Green Bay all
this week. After the rousing reception at the station and
throughout the city Monday evening when the players
arrived, they were feted and fed at another great
reception at the Beaumont hotel Tuesday evening.
Wednesday passed comparatively quiet, but on
Thursday the players were guests of Kaap's Restaturant
at another banquet. The players managed to get in two
good practice sessions Thursday and Friday afternoons
at the field in the rear of East high school and the way
they stepped through plays indicates that the Memphis
eleven will have a real task to stop them. The team will
go direct to the southern city, arriving there this evening
in time to get a good night's sleep in a hotel before the
game. Bo Molenda was the only member of the Packer
team not in uniform on the southern field. Bo was called
to the coast because of the critical condition of his
mother-in-law, who is in a hospital. Cal Hubbard, who
left Green Bay early this week so that he could stop at
his home in Missouri, will rejoin the team in Memphis.
The game will be broadcast over radio station WHBY
starting at 4 p.m., instead of 5 p.m as was previously
announced. A direct wire from Memphis will carry a
play-by-play account of the game to the station here for
STRONG ON TEAM
DECEMBER 14 (Memphis) - The seven all-American
selections of past seasons boasted by the Green Bay
Packers, national pro league champs, who will play
Clarence Saunders' Tigers here Sunday will be needed
by the visitors if they intend to go places against
Memphis' independent Southern title claimants. Strong
cause for this statement was made when Saunders
engaged Kenneth "Mike" Strong, last year the leading
scorer of the nation with New York U. The Strong one
arrived here Thursday, taking a few workouts with the
Bengals and will line up in the Memphis backfield
against the Wisconsin gridders Sunday at Hodges
Field...DOUG WYCOFF, TOO: Alongside Kenneth in
the Tiger ball carrying corps will be his old friend, Doug
Wycoff, the wrecker from Georgia Tech, who played
with Strong on the Stapleton, N.Y., professional eleven
this season. Wycoff was instrumental in bringing Strong
in the Saunders' camp. Another backfield person on the
Saunders side will be Norman "Red" Strader, the boy
from Denver who performed so brilliantly against Hominy
Indians two Sunday past, Bucky Moore, the former
Loyola Limited, undoubtedly will get a call. The Tiger
line, with its Bettencourt, Illia, Drouhilet and others, will
be as strong as ever...MCCRARY IN LINEUP: Even with
such an impressive lineup the Tigers will be up against
a famous bunch of athletes. Two Southerners are
included in Green Bay's All-America list. They are Tom
Nash, end, and Hurdis McCrary, fullback, of Georgia U.
Others who rated All-America selection in their day are
Lavvie Dilweg, end, of Marquette; Cal Hubbard, 250-
pound tackle from Geneva college; August Michalske,
guard, of Penn State; Bo Molenda, fullback, and Johnny
Blood, halfback. The Tigers continued preparation
Friday for their struggle, with a hard practice on
schedule. Saunders hopes to have his team at the peak
of its power against the Packers. While Green Bay is a
favorite in view of its undefeated professional league
season, the Tigers are gathering a lot of optimistic followers as they steadily increase their strength.
GREEN BAY GAME OFF
DECEMBER 14 (Portsmouth, OH) - Having called off their championship game with the Green Bay Packers scheduled to be played here December 22, the Portsmouth Spartans will close their season here Sunday with the Mendel Tailors, champions of Columbus, furnishing the opposition. The regular Spartan lineup will be used, while the Tailors will present a select list of Columbus players. After all arrangements were completed, opposition was encountered when Joe Carr, Columbus, President of the NFL, ruled that Green Bay could not play Portsmouth because two players on the Spartan club were outlawed by the association for breaking contract.