(GREEN BAY) - How the mighty have fallen! The Chicago Bears, once powerful and ferocious rulers of the midwest professional football kingdom have undergone an evolution and today are seeking shelter in the lowlands and the Green Bay Packers are perched upon the vacated throne. The evolution was brought about by the Packers - and what a revolution is was. When it was over, the Bears, weary and bedraggled, crawled off the field at the City stadium here Sunday. They took a 23 to 0 whipping at the hands of a great Packer team. It was the worst beating the Bruins ever suffered and, to add insult to injury, the largest crowd ever to see a football game in Green Bay saw them in their downfall. A crowd of 13,000 fans jammed its way into the park, filling every seat and standing in the corners and every other open spot around the field. It was not very long ago, that the Packers took several beatings from the Chicago eleven, as the latter team ruled in the western football world. Those days the Packers were lucky to hold the Bears to a tie.
The setting was reversed Sunday, however, and the
Packers demonstrated their superiority over the Bears
in every department of the game. They blocked like
demons and charged like a hurricane, sweeping away
everything before it. They never let up and had the
Bears constantly on the run. There have been great
teams before in Green Bay, but never has there been a
team that showed the fight and drive that the squad
displayed on the field Sunday. If ever an eleven was 
keyed for a game, the Packers were for the Bears in
this contest. They threw passes, ripped through the
Bear line as if it were tissue paper, blocked a punt, 
broke up nearly all of the invaders' running plays and
never allowed them to get in a scoring position. Red
Grange, the "Galloping Ghost" of Illinois, who was 
expected to do great things, never had a chance against
this Packer team. For that matter, not a player on the
​Bear team had much chance to show what he could do
on the offense, as they were so busy trying to stop the
charge of the Packers that they did not have time to
think of scoring.
Do not get the impression that the Bears played terrible
football. They played good ball, but they were far
outclassed by the Packers who looked like the greatest
Sunday. That may seem a bit exaggerated, but every
fan that saw the game will verify the statement. Some
of the statistics kept on yards gained from scrimmage
and by passed will give you and idea of the punch
shown by the Green Bay team. The Packers gained
258 yards from scrimmage formations and 100 yards in
completing 8 of 17 forward passes and this against a
team that boasts such players as Paddy Driscoll, Joey
Sternaman, Red Grange, Trafton, Fleckenstein, Senn,
Holmes and a host of other outstanding gridders. The
Bears could gain but 52 yards from scrimmage
formations and completed 10 of 22 passes for a total 
gain of 79 yards, which gives some proof of the Bays'
defensive strength. The Packers made 15 first downs of
five for the Bears, exclusive of touchdown plays. The
Bears were beyond the 20-yard line but once during the
entire game, and that was in the first period when a
fumbled punt gave them an opening. They were soon
stopped, however, and in the final three periods never
got beyond the Packers' 40-yard line.
While every Packer player that saw action turned in fine
football, a few were decidedly outstanding. Among
these players were Molenda and Blood, who gained
most of the ground for the Packers. Blood's shifty
smashes off tackle and through the line made him a
hero to every fan in the park, while Bo consistently
ripped through the line for long gains, shaking off
tacklers and forever plowing in an onward direction. Bo
also intercepted four Bear forward passes, Eddie Kotal
also was outstanding, doing excellent blocking for other
backfield men and occasionally making good gains when carrying the ball. On the line, the work of Kern, Bowdoin, Michalske and Earpe stood out. Other linemen also were in the thick of the fight and helped open big holes for the ball carriers, but the quartet continually figured in plays that brought cheers from the fans. Lavvie Dilweg played on the greatest games of his football career. The tall end was all over  the field, intercepting passes, grabbing other heaves thrown by his own men, and breaking up opponents' plays. The other ends, Hubbard, Nash and O'Donnell, also figured prominently in the Packers' attack and defensive play, always driving Bear plays to the center of the line or stopping them. Nash, on his first play of the year, scored a touchdown for the Packers.
A "break" gave the Bears the first opening game in the game, after they had punted to Red Smith on the 37 yard line. Red was blocked by a Bear man as he waited for the ball to bounce out of bounds, and the oval took a peculiar hop, striking him. It was recovered by the Bears. A forward pass, Holmer to Grange, advanced the ball to the 22 yard line and a line plunge by Sternaman added seven more yards. Bo Molenda intercepted the next Bear pass, however, and the only Bear threat to score was stopped. Blood made a great 23 yard run around the Bears' left end on the first play and nearly got clear for a dash to the goal but was stopped on the 40 yard line. The remainder of the quarter was mostly a punting duel with the play mostly in Bear territory. The Packers started a march from their own 33 yard line at the start of the second quarter that resulted in the first touchdown. Eddie Kotal started the dash when he got clear for a 16 yard run over the Bears' left tackle.  McCrary then made 3 yards over center and a pass, Kotal to Dunn, brought the ball to the 22 yard line with the fans howling wildly for a touchdown. Another pass, Lewellen to Kotal, went wrong, but Eddie dropped back on the next play and
heaved the ball to Dilweg who made a great catch and
plowed to the four yard line before he was stopped. The
Bears sent in a number of substitutes, but on the first
play, McCrary found a good hole opened by the linemen
and went through for a touchdown. Dunn placekicked for
the extra point. The Bears opened up with a desperate
forward passing attack deep in their own territory after
the kickoff following the touchdown, but failed to
complete many heaves for gains. On a double pass the
Bears fumbled ​in the middle of the field and the Packers
recovered. Lewellen advanced the ball 13 yards on a
great run through a broken field after McCrary had
picked up five yards at center. Lew's run gave the
Packers the ball on the Bear 32-yard line.
Tom Nash went into the game at that time and on the 
first play after entering the game, Nash raced far to the
left and received a long pass from Lewellen. The All-
American end from Georgia did some great stepping in
covering the remaining 10 yards to the goal line for the
Packers' second touchdown. Dunn again placekicked 
for the extra point. The Packers continued to hold the
advantage the remainder of the period, keeping the play
in Bear territory. Some excellent punting by Lewellen
helped hold the advantage. Lavvie Dilweg intercepted a
Bear pass a few moments before the half ended. Soon
after the start of the second half, a great punt by Blood
that traveled about 76 yards, was downed by Packer
men on the Bear 4-yard line. Holmer got back to punt
on the first play, but Kern broke through and blocked
the kick, knocking the ball beyond the end zone, giving
the Packers two more points on the automatic safety.
Blood got off to another great run after the kickoff, going
28 yards to the Bear 25-yad line before he was stopped.
Blood was given excellent interference on the play. The
Packers lost the ball on downs and the Bears punted to
midfield. Again the Green Bay team started a march
down the field with Molenda, Blood and Kotal carrying
the ball. The march was stopped when Blood threw a
long pass over the goal line, which gave the ball to the
Bears on the 20-yard strip.
Senn was thrown for a two yard loss on the first play
and on the next down, Molenda intercepted a Bear
pass and ran it back to the eight yard line, dodging and
pivoting away from several Bear players. On the first
play, Molenda found a wide hole at right tackle and
plowed over the goal line for a touchdown, and, again,
Dunn placekicked for an extra point, giving the Packers
a 23 to 0 lead. The Packers worked the ball down
beyond the Bear 10-yard line on two other occasions
later in the game, but failed to push the ball overt the 
goal. The Bears put up a great fight when their line was threatened in the two final attempts and managed to hold the Packers at bay. Passes and line plunges with Molenda, Blood, Dunn and Kotal featuring, carried the ball down the field for the Packers. The Bears tried long passes in the final quarter whenever they had the ball, but seldom completed heaves for substantial gains and were forced to punt to get out of danger.
CHI BEARS -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  0 14  9  0 - 23
2nd - GB - McCrary, 3-yard run run (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Nash, 15-yard pass from Blood (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
3rd - GB - Safety, Dilweg blocked punt out of end zone GREEN BAY 16-0
3rd - GB - Molenda, 10-yard run (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 23-0
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Tommy Hughitt of Buffalo, N.Y., considered one of the leading football officials in the country, will handle the Packer-Cardinal game here Sunday afternoon. The visit to Green Bay will be sort of a "breathing spell" on Hughitt's homecoming trip as he is heading to Escanaba, Mich., for a family reunion. The referee played his first football in the Upper Michigan peninsula city, where he was a high school luminary. After graduating, Hughitt went to Michigan and made a name for himself in the football honor roll under Fielding Yost as a quarterback...WORKED THREE JOBS: Following his years at Michigan, Hughitt went to Buffalo, where he worked as a sport writer for the News, coached at Nichols Prep school and was playing manager of the Buffalo All-Americans, one of the NFL teams. For the past five seasons, Hughitt has been working as a football referee with success and his services are in great demand all over the country...KEEFE TO UMPIRE: Hughitt will work at Madison Saturday in the Colgate-Wisconsin contest and President Joe F. Carr of the National league induced him to make the trip to Green bay for Sunday's engagement. This is the first time that a topnotch eastern official has worked and it will be interesting to compare his handling of the game with some of the best in the midwest. Hughitt will have a lot of capable assistance as Jack Keefe will do the umpiring, while George Lawrie of Chicago is to be in charge of the line sticks. It is probable that George Lawrie, who was recently appointed director of publicity at Wisconsin, will serve as field judge.
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Having taken a 9-3 fall out of Buffalo in the first league game of their schedule, the Chicago Cardinals have settled down at Elkhorn, Wis., to the serious business of tuning their organization to perfect pitch for the Packer game at the City stadium here Sunday. Reports from Elkhorn said that the Cards had been running through some stiff practice workouts. They scrimmaged with the Elkhorn high school eleven Wednesday afternoon. Last Sunday's game with Buffalo gave Coach Scanlon an opportunity to check up on the few weak points of his outfit against some real competition, and these are being stressed during the practice sessions so that there will be no slip-ups when the outfit locks horns with the stellar Green Bay aggregation...TWO MEN INJURED: John "Mickey" McDonald, who gave the fans a thrill last week when he tucked the pigskin under his arm and romped through the Buffalo team for 65 yards and a touchdown, is going great in the preliminary workouts, and promises to give the Packers plenty to worry about. Chief Elkins, an Indian who knows the game from top to bottom and back again, is also performing in good shape, and Coach Scanlon predicts a team full of pep and flight will be ready for the lineup when the whistle blows for his start of Sunday's game. The Packers, on the other hand fortified by a 23-0 victory over the Chicago Bears in their last Sunday's game, are keeping steadily at the business of learning more and more football, and are fortunate in having only two men out of the game for the Cardinal fracas...GUARD AGAINST OVERCONFIDENCE: Red Smith is on the bench with a bad knee incurred in the Bear game, and it is the same story with Tiny Cahoon, but all of the other Packer men are out for practice. Johnny Blood, who did some sensational running against the Bears, promises to be a menace to the Cardinals, as well as Bo Molenda, Eddie Kotal, Lew Lewellen and all of the other outstanding backs who are helping to make Packer history. While the victory over the Bears gives the Green Bay squad confidence in being able to take the Cards into camp Sunday, reports are that the Chicagoans have a few tricks up their sleeves and are set to put forth their best effort of the season when they tackle the Bays. And the Packers, realizing that there may be more than a little truth in this rumor, are practicing daily and are guarding against overconfidence. The Cardinals have a fast outfit and it doesn't take long for things to happen in a football game. The fans are displaying a belief that the game is going to be well worth watching by crowding the ticket office for seats, and indications are that out-of-town reservations will set a new recor for Packer-Cardinal games.
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have commenced to cut down their roster. They have been carrying 29 men while the league rules require that the maximum number shall be twenty after the first three games of the season. Young, a guard from Ohio State was released and it was expected that others will go this week.
OCTOBER 4 (Green Bay) - About a year ago the Philadelphia Yellowjackets came to Green Bay and trounced the Packers 19 to 6 in a NFL game. A week from Sunday, October 12, the same old gang of Hornets is coming back to Green Bay. The fans have the visitors sized up as an enemy worthy of the Packers' best, possibly a tougher enemy than the Chicago Bears who were vanquished a week ago. The demand for tickets for the Philadelphia game is already strong. For the benefit of the fans, and in response to the strong demand for Yellowjacket tickets, the Packer management has arranged to open the box office for this game on Sunday at the close of the Cardinal contest. This will give the visiting fans an opportunity to secure seats while in the city. The tickets will be on sale at the field office immediately after the Cardinal game, and at the Press-Gazette office later. The stadium was enlarged for the Bear game and so there will be a great many good seats available. With the ticket sale opening next Sunday for the game following week, and with the enlarged stadium, it is expected that all fans will be accommodated with no inconvenience whatsoever. Every seat in the park will be reserved.
OCTOBER 4 (Elkhorn, WI) - After a week of strenuous practice in preparation for their game with the Green Bay Packers Sunday, the Chicago Cardinals planned to leave here late Friday afternoon for the northern city. 22 players, making up the Cardinal squad, have been going through daily drill here this week, and Thursday scrimmaged against the Elkhorn high school eleven. Natives of these parts who have seen the Chicago gridiron machine in its preparatory workouts are fearing that the Packers will have tough going if they wish to maintain their supremacy in the pro league Sunday...SLATER LOOKS GOOD: An official announcement by Coach Scanlon today said that a message had been received from Ernie Nevers, the former leader of the Duluth Eskimos, who is now playing baseball on he coast, that he would be unable to reach Green Bay in time for Sunday's game. It was expected that the big fullback would join the Cardinals late next week, Scanlon said. Duke Slare, the giant
colored tackle who has been with the Cardinals for a
number of years, caused something of a sensation in
these parts, and looked good in the practice sessions,
as did all of the linemen working with the Chicagoans. If
this line performs as well Sunday as it has during the
week, the Packers are going to find the going rather
tough on line plays. Coach Scanlon gave the probable
lineup for Sunday's game as follows: left end, Kassell;
left tackle, Slater; left guard, Blumer; center, Rooney;
right guard, Kiesling; right tackle, Williams; right end,
Lang; quarterback, C. Rooney; left halfback, Elkins; 
fullback, Method.
OCTOBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Every
indication points to a large crowd for the Packer-Card
game here Sunday afternoon at the City stadium.
Nearly all of the places about town have used up their
initial orders and have been given replacements. The
Football corporation ticket office in The Press-Gazette
building is doing considerable business. The out of town
orders are much heavier than the usual run and it is
expected that final day sales will bring a total gate of
about 7,200. Escanaba, Mich., has ordered a group of
30 tickets. Old friends of Tommy Hughitt's are coming
down here to see him referee the game. Hughitt, who
started football at Escanaba high, will have Keefe of
Milwaukee as his umpire and George Lawrie of Chicago
for head linesman...DOWNER TO BE HERE: George
Downer, who is now director of publicity at Wisconsin,
will be here as a spectator only as his new post at the
U will prevent him taking any more pro assignments. 
Downer plans to drive Hughitt over from Madison.
Hughitt is working as field judge in the Wisconsin-
Colgate game Saturday. After working here Sunday, the
little referee is going up north to look over the hometown
for a few days before heading east in time to handle a
college game at Buffalo next Saturday and the Giant-
Stapleton fracas at the Polo Grounds, N.Y., Sunday.
OCTOBER 5 (Chicago) - Two additional players were
added to the roster of the Chicago Cardinal squad and
will see action against the Packers tomorrow, Coach
Scanlon reported today. They are Earl Britton, Illinois
fullback, and "OJ" Larson, Notre Dame center. Britton
was one of the greatest Big Ten backs ever developed
at Illinois and paved the way for Red Grange when the
latter was at Illinois. Larson played with the Packers in
1925 and will be remembered by many local fans for his
work. The players were with the team when it checked
in at the Northland hotel last night.
OCTOBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green
Bay Packer team, which last Sunday looked like the
greatest eleven ever assembled here, will have another
chance to demonstrate its power tomorrow afternoon
when it faces the Chicago Cardinals in a NFL game at 
the City stadium. The kickoff will be at 2 p.m. Having disposed of one Chicago threat in the Bears, the Packers are out to take care of the other Windy City outfit in the same manner. If they play football as they did last Sunday, it is a good bet that they will repeat. However, the Cardinals have been coming along rather quietly and may pull a big surprise on the Green Bay eleven. Dr. David Jones, new owner of the team, has completely rebuilt the squad by using three of the 1928 team and a number of Yellowjacket and Eskimo stars as a nucleus, and securing a number of prominent college players who were outstanding last year...SCANLON IS COACH: Dewey Scanlon is coaching the team and has worked out a powerful line and a fleet set of backfield men who hard to stop. Against Buffalo last week, the Cardinals line held the easterners to three first downs the entire game. Coach Scanlon has been putting the men through some strenuous drills at Elkhorn, Wis., this week and will
have the squad in fine shape for the game. A lot of time
has been devoted to defensive drills against Packer 
plays brought back by scouts at the Bear-Packer game
last Sunday. The team also has worked out a great
forward passing offense built around Gene Rose, Elkins
and McDonald, and it is likely that this mode of attack
will be principally used against the Packers...ROSE
MAKING GOOD: Rose is a former Wisconsin star who
is getting his first taste of the professional game. He
won all-conference berths while at Wisconsin and has
been showing a lot of promise in the professional world.
The Cardinal line, with such men as Kiesling, Slater,
Kassel, Rooney, Blumer and Land, will be heavy
enough to stand up against the strong Packer front wall.
Kiesling and Slater are regarded as a pair of the best
linemen in the country, while Rooney has held his own
at the center position for many years in the professional
field. Kassel is a former University of Illinois end who is
​rated as a topnotcher in the league while Lang is a
former Olympic club star who is sure to do some great
work. Naturally the Cardinal line will have its hands full
when it bumps up against the Packers. It will have all it can do to push through men like Earpe, Michalske, Perry, Bowdoin, Ashmore and Hubbard. Capt. Lambeau is expected to use all of his backfield men again, alternating them throughout the game. There are so many capable backs on the Packer roster this year, that the leader can make substitutions without weakening the team. The advance ticket sale in Green Bay and surrounding territory has been unusually good and Packer officials estimate that a crowd of 7,000 or more fans will see the game.
OCTOBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Ken Strong, who wrote football history at New York U last fall, is one of the newcomers with Stapleton. As a running mate, Strong has Doug Wyckoff, considered by many to be the best fullback in the past ten years...Luke Johnson, one of the best ends in the Big Ten history, is making the grade as a wing for the Chicago Bears. Johnsos is built right for the pro game and can stand the gaff. For a big fellow, he gets around lively...Tillie Voss is still doing his stuff on the postgraduate gridiron as this season he is sporting the colors of Buffalo. During his football career, Voss has performed with nearly every spoke in the National wheel...Hector Garvey, a Knute Rockne product from Notre Dame, has
Green Bay Packers (2-0) 23, Chicago Bears (1-1) 0
​Sunday September 29th 1929 (at Green Bay)
OCTOBER 1 (Chicago) - A lineup that has but three former Cardinal player on it has been placed on the field by Dr. Jones, new owner of the Chicago Cards, and will be used against the Green Bay Packers next Sunday at the Wisconsin city. The Cardinal squad this year has been built with two former Yellowjacket stars, five former Duluth Eskimo players, the trio of 1928 Cardinals and the balance young players just out of college. Most of the college men on the team this season were outstanding performers on varsity gridirons last year and have shown a lot of promise in early games. Against Buffalo last week several new men showed surprising strength and drive and led Cardinal fans to believe they will prove sensations in the National league this year...HAS LOT OF WEIGHT: The Cardinal line looked impressive in its appearance against Buffalo and held the Easterners throughout the
game. It has a lot of weight but it is unusually fast at
charging. William Rooney, one of the famous Rooney
brothers who has been playing professional football 
since 1922 with Duluth, Brooklyn and the Giants, and
Glenn Burris, Colorado U. star, will alternate at center.
Burris was one of the best pivot men in the south last
year and is expected to prove a sensation in the NFL.
Four veteran professional players will be seen at guard
positions. Jack Underwood and Walter Kiesling, with 
Pottsville last year, Herb Blumer, Cardinal guard the
past five years, and Edward Hogue, with the Yankees in
1928, are the candidates...SLATER ON TEAM: Fred 
"Duke" Slater, giant colored tackle who has played with
the Cardinals the past two years, is back on the job
again and is in fine shape. Duke wears a size 14 shoe.
He is regarded as one of the greatest tackles in the
country. Jess Tinsley and Jake C. Williams are fighting
for the other tackle position. Both are newcomers in the
professional field. Tinsley played at Louisiana where he
made the official All-Southern team in 1927 and 1928.
Williams comes from Texas Christian University. He
received considerable All-American mention last year.
Chuck Kassell, of Illinois, who has won on the receiving
end of passes from Red Grange while at school, will be
at right end for the Cardinals. He played with the Yellow
Jackets last year. James "Chick" Lang, former Army
star, who later played with the Olympic club and the Eskimos, and Pat Dowling, of DePaul, and last year with the Mills Stadium eleven, are slated for work at the other end.
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Following the fever pitch interest aroused in the breasts of Green Bay fans over the Bear-Packer battle of last week, many are hoping for a peaceful contest with plenty of opportunity to cheer the conquering heroes next Sunday. However, there is no certainty that such will be the case. Accidents do not happen in the heavy traffic, where everyone is watching, it is in the outskirts, it is when the topheavy favorite meets the underling. And it may be - . The fact of the matter is the Chicago Cardinals are coming here Sunday for their annual tilt with the Packers at the City stadium. They are loaded up with veterans who know their way about a football field and they will resort to anything that does not violate the code of good sportsmanship to win. There are two tricksters in the Cardinal lineup that will bear watching. There is John "Mickey" McDonald, who last Sunday carried the cowhide spheroid through the ranks of the Buffalo team 65 yards for a touchdown. He is hard to catch when under full sail...WATCH CHIEF ELKINS: Then there is Chief Elkins, a fine big upstanding Indian who has nothing less than a doctor's degree in football. According to the records of his career reaching this office, he played the great game for seven years in college before he felt qualified to enter the commercial field. The chief began with Haskell in 1921, and continued with the team in 1922 and '23. Then to get a better idea of the game he spent 1924 with Texas and 1925, 1926 and 1927 with Nebraska. Having thus equipped himself for a football career, the chief joined up with the Yellowjackets for 1928. It will be recalled that the Cardinals met the Jackets in Philadelphia last fall while the Packers were on their Eastern tour. It chanced that the Packers watched the Cardinal-Jacket contest. The Big Chief, standing on his own goal line, received the kickoff from the Cardinal bootsmith and ran the entire length of the field for a touchdown. It was this feat that resulted in the Cardinals purchasing the halfback. The chief is still pursuing his studies although out of college. He has done some very interesting research work in football, and is continually experimenting with football scores. Elkins and McDonald, the rough and tumble Rooney boys, several giants captured from Pottsville and some young men who are getting their first taste of the professional game will make up the Cardinal aggregation. However the game may go, the fans are now preparing to give the Packers a real hand, and congratulate them on their victory over the Bears a week ago. When the roll is called, they will be heroes again, providing McDonald and Elkins do not break loose...YOUNG LET OUT: At least two of the Packers seen in the game last week will be missing when the whistle blow. Red Smith still is suffering with a wrenched knee and may be out of the game for some time. Young, a former Ohio guard, was released today. The former Buckeye star came here to play his first professional football and turned in some great games, but as Capt. Lambeau has to trim the squad, Young, because of his inexperience, was let out. He has been offered positions with Dayton and Portsmouth. Tiny Cahoon is also suffering with a bad leg and may not see action this weekend. Because of the increasing demand for tickets for the Cardinal game. the Packer management has decided to keep its ticket office open at The Press-Gazette every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and in the evening between 7 and 9 p.m...JOURNAL TO SELL TICKETS: Hundreds of application from out-of-town fans already have been received and, if the weather is fair, the management expects another sellout. The ticket department also is ready to take orders for the Philadelphia Yellowjacket game on Sunday, Oct. 13. Every seat in the park will be reserved for this contest as the management expects the intersection encounter will attract a crowd almost as large as the one that saw the Bear game. Milwaukee fans will have an opportunity of purchasing tickets in their own city for the remaining games to be played in Green Bay this year. Through the courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal, the service bureau of that newspaper will sell tickets for Packer games.
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The crowd of 13,000 fans gathered early and at 1:30 p.m., half hour before the game started, it was estimated that more than 800 persons had secured general admission tickets for standing room...Fans were lined up to Baird-st. at 12:15 p.m. waiting to buy tickets for standing room. More than 200 fans were in this line when the ticket office opened...Every tree in the vicinity of the park was filled with boys and men two hours before the game started. Many of the boys bought sandwiches which they munched as they waited for the game to start...It was estimated that there were more than 2,000 automobiles parked in the vicinity of the park. The cars were lined up for several blocks on Walnut, Doty, Cherry and Baird streets. Many automobiles bore Michigan and Illinois licenses...The crowd was orderly, although noisy and was handled in fine shape by the huge staff of ushers and American Legion policeman. Boy Scouts and East and West High students also helped direct fans to seats and keep order...Almost every business house in Green Bay reflected the presence of out of town visitors. Restaurants and hotels were crowded as were ice cream parlors and cigar stores. The churches also were crowded Sunday morning...Red Grange had number 77 on his jersey, the same numeral he bore at Illinois. Grange spoke to the crowd before the game over the microphone of the Vita-Vox public address loud speaking system. He said he was glad of the opportunity to play in Green Bay and hoped that the best team would win...The Vita-Vox loudspeakers broadcast play by play to all sections of the field was handled throughout the game. The program was handled by the Platten Radio company and sponsored by the Joannes brothers...A flag ceremony was staged before the game, with a color guard marching out onto the field bearing the standard and flag. All of the fans and players stood at attention as the American Legion band played the Star Spangled Banner. It was an impressive sight...Lewellen did some outstanding work the short time he was in the game, plunging through holes in the Bear line and punting him with his usual accuracy. He did not get into the game in the second half, as the men on that field were doing such fine work that Capt. Lambeau decided to let them continue...Perry played brilliant football while he was in the game the first half but went out after he received an injury to his face in a rough play. Fleckenstein, Bear guard, inflicted a painful bruise on Perry...Kern showed unusual speed for a biz man throughout the game. He charged in on Bear backs before they could get started and often smashed through two or three blockers to get at the man carrying the ball...The paid gate was given out officially at 12,069. It was larger than in October, 1927, when Red Grange came here with the New York Yankees. At that time the paid admission totaled 11,500. As there were several hundred ushers and others who came in on passes. It was estimated that the total number of fans was close to 13,000...The enthusiasm of the crowd equaled that of any gathering at a college football game. Every good play by the Packers brought forth rousing cheers and when the first touchdown was scored, the fans went wild...Red Smith, who was injured early in the game, was taken to St. Mary's hospital, where an examination of his leg showed a wrenched knee but no bones broken. Hospital attendants announced last night that he probably would be released from their care today...Verne Lewellen, stellar Packer halfback, will have a good reason for remembering the date of the victory. It was his birthday and a party was given him after the game...Blood tried a dropkick from the 35-yard line in the fourth period after the Packers had worked the ball down the field. The ball was high enough to clear the bar but it was wide of the goal posts...Some reports of scalping tickets were made about town. In some instances, scalpers got as high as $10 for bleacher seats..."Get in there and get used to it," shouted Brute Trafton, famous Bear center, to his teammates from the bench. "We've got two more games with them." Some of the younger members of the Bear team, particularly those just out of college, has a busy afternoon with the Packers and most of them got smeared aplenty.
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "It was as good looking a football team as I ever laid eyes on, but it may be a different story when we meet in Chicago on Nov. 10." That was the reply of George Halas, manager of the Chicago Bears, when asked what he thought of the Packers. "Your club had an 'on' day. In fact, the Packers were very much 'on'. I doubt if they will play again this season like they did against us. Capt. Lambeau deserves a lot of credit in the way they handled his club. His substitution of Nash for Hubbard was a nice piece of inside football. It was a great day and a great game for the Packers and our congratulations are in order. That 23 to 0 licking was the worst the Bears have ever suffered, but look out when you come to Chicago in November."
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The 13,000 spectators who were so fortunate as to witness yesterday's game between the Packers and the Chicago Bears saw the greatest and most perfect football machine they had ever seen. They saw a brand of football played by the Packers that would have beaten any team in the world. The Bears were simply swept off their feet, outclassed and demoralized. Even the celebrated Mr. Grange did not seem to know what it was all about. It was the most humiliating defeat the Bears have ever sustained, and it was administered by a team they would rather beat than any in the league. The country wonders how a town of 40,000 people can maintain a team for such caliber and of national reputation. The answer is quite simple. It has been done by sound, clean business and professional management. This has created a civic interest in and popular loyalty to the team quite analogous to college football spirit. This fine spirit has in turn attracted player interest from all over the land. The stars like to come to a town where they are given a friendly welcome and enthusiastic support, and this has helped the management in securing really great players in competition with the large cities, where a more pronounced commercialism and other circumstances arose less popular ardor. The victory over the Bears yesterday, coupled with the Packers' past record, makes Green Bay the outstanding point in the professional league. Without a doubt we have the strongest team ever assembled here and an excellent chance for the championship. Manager Lambeau and the officers of the football corporation are to be congratulated for their skill in organizing so fine a team and all of the players are to be likewise congratulated for performance. To those who enjoy really great football the game yesterday was better than any college exhibition. Moreover, the setting was quite as thrilling. It was a spectacle of which any city could be proud, drawing visitors from a radius of some 200 miles. The value of Packer football to Green Bay is very real. It should not be underestimated by businessmen and citizens. The crowd yesterday emphasized the need for additional seating capacity. There should be accommodations for at least 15,000, an attendance record that would easily have been reached yesterday with that number of seats. Some plan ought to be devised to enlarge the seating capacity. It is just such events as was staged yesterday to make Green Bay stand out as a city, that make people like to come here and live here and that promises much for the future. The football corporation and the Packer team deserve all that we can give them.
put his name on a Providence contract. For the past two season, Garvey performed with the N.Y. Giants while in 1925 and '26 he was a member of the Chicago Bears...Al Miller, who gained fame as a speedster while at Harvard, has come to terms with the Boston Bulldogs. Westgate and West, two luminaries of Penn's super-eleven last season, will also do their stuff for the Rauch-men...Red Flaherty, one of the best ends in professional football, is a fixture with the Giants. Flaherty is a great pass receiver besides being a savage tackler. And then he can step back and punt with the best of them...Sunday is one of the "full" dates in the National league race as a half dozen games are scheduled. Several of the undefeated clubs are slated to lock horns and this will surely bring about a shakeup in the percentage table...Stapleton makes its debut in the pro grid circuit this Sunday by playing host to the Dayton club. The Stapes have a battle front which is studded with All-Americans and the Islanders should be up there for the flag...Boston also makes its initial bow as a member of the Carr postgraduate wheel. The Hubtown outfit is being molded together nicely. With players like Latone, Ernst and Wentworth, the "beans" are sure to prove troublesome...One of those early season crucial games is scheduled for Providence where the New York Giants will attempt to take a roll out of the 1928 champions. This should be some battle as both elevens have plenty of class...George Downer, one of the veteran officials of the NFL, has been appointed director of publicity for the University of Wisconsin. Downer is considered one of the best grid scribes in the midwest...Frankford and Buffalo will do the double jump over the weekend. On Saturday, the Hornets are billed to entertain the Bisons on their home ground and immediately after the game, both clubs hop to Buffalo for Sunday's fray...The Chicago Bears will journey to Minneapolis for Sunday's joust. John Dunn, the manager of the Gopher Redjackets, is figuring on a capacity house as the Windy City Bruins have the celebrated Red Grange in the lineup.
OCTOBER 5 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Cardinals fresh from victory over the Buffalo Bisons will meet the Green Bay Packers here in a National League football contest Sunday afternoon in the City Stadium. The Cardinals will be recalled as the haughty warriors who once refused to leave their home grounds in the Windy City for games, and who since they taken to the road have been recognized as a good snappy bunch of footballers capable of giving any team in the league a real tussle. This year the Cards are bringing such stars as "Duke" Slater, the giant negro tackle, the three Rooney brothers, and "Mickey" McDonald, who put Duluth on the football map, and Chief Elkins, big raw-boned Indian, famous for his collegiate work with Haskell, Texas and Nebraska, and his professional ball with the Yellowjackets. The Cards have a great many wise oldtimers and some flashy youngsters in their lineup, so that the fans next Sunday should see a real football game. The odds are of course with the Packers who have not been scored on in three games including the "championship" tilt with the Chicago Bears. The Packers are in great shape for the workout on Sunday. Each and every one of them turned in a great game against the Bears and they are not at the peak of capability. They are due for a great reception at the park next Sunday, so that fans are expecting them to score early and often. The 10,000 seats provided for the Bear game are available for use during the remainder of the season so that everyone should be able to find a comfortable place in the park for the Cardinal contest. The demand for tickets in many distant cities indicates that the taste of professional football that was received by so many visitors last Sunday left them hankering for more. There will be large delegations from cities within a hundred miles of Green Bay here for the Cardinal contest, and many of them will take back a supply of ducats for the Yellowjacket contest the following Sunday. Tommy Hughitt of Buffalo, former Michigan quarterback, who worked in the Colgate-Wisconsin game at Madison on Saturday as field judge, has been assigned to referee the encounter. Hughitt started his brilliant football career as quarterback on the Escanaba, Mich. high school eleven.