NEWS AND NOTES
NOVEMBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bunk Harris, who was scheduled to umpire the Packer-Minneapolis game, was injured early Saturday morning and was unable to officiate. Harris was hurt when his auto collided with another machine near Minneapolis. Johnny McGovern, all-American quarterback at Minnesota U some years ago, took his place as umpire. McGovern is now sports editor of the Minneapolis Journal...Whitey Woodin was injured in the first period and had to retire from the game. However, he returned in the third period and played a quarter. Bowdoin took his place. Woodin's knee was badly bruised and when he went aboard the train Sunday night he was limping...Tom Nash, end, was injured on the second play of the game, Dick O'Donnell taking his place. Nash's knee was injured and he was carried off the field...About 25 Green Bay residents were in the stands rooting for the Packers. Some of them motored to Minneapolis, while others came from nearby cities to see the game. Among those seen in the stands were James Stathas, Bud Drace, a student at St. John's Military Academy, and Bub Schilling, a traveling salesman. Ralph Olson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Olson, S. Broadway, Green Bay, a senior in the University of Minnesota medical school, aced as one of the lineman for the Packers. Olson, who played center at West High here, was all-Minnesota center, when he attended St. Olaf's college at Northfield, Minn., several years ago. He is an intern at Northwestern hospital, Minneapolis now...Statistics kept on the game show that the Packers made eleven first downs to three for Minneapolis. The Green Bay team had a fine percentage in the passing game, completing 10 of 14 for a gain of 189 yards. Only one Packer pass was intercepted. Minneapolis completed four of seven passes for a total gain of 50 yards. None was intercepted...In the punting department of the game, Lewellen and Blood had it over the Minneapolis kickers by about eight yards to a kick. The Packers kicked for an average of 52 yards while the Minneapolis team averaged 44 yards to a try. The Packers were penalized 10 yards and Minneapolis 20 yards...In the running game, the Packers made 105 yards on 42 plays, an average of 2 1/2 yards on a play. The Red Jackets made 92 yards from scrimmage on 30 plays for an average of 3 yards on a play...Coach C.W. Spears of the University of Minnesota football team was an interested spectator at the game. He was particularly impressed with the Packers' passing attack and said Dilweg was one of the greatest ends he had ever seen...Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the Green Bay Football corporation, accompanied the team here. The doctor was host at dinner tonight to the Packers in honor of their victory over Minneapolis. The dinner was served aboard the diner soon after the train pulled out for Green Bay. Turkey was the piece de resistance...Minneapolis presented a greatly improved lineup today. The line charged much faster and played better defensive football than when they battled the Packers in Green Bay. Joesting seemed to have more drive today and made several good plunges. Young at guard played a whale of a game for the Red Jackets, being all over the field...The Packers are a jinx for Mally Nydahl, flashy Minneapolis halfback. When Nydahl played against Green Bay at Green Bay, Dilweg blocked him out of a play and he received a broken rib. Today he was running interference for Joesting and had the thumb on his right hand broken, forcing him from the game in the third quarter...The Packers are eagerly looking forward to the Bear game next Sunday and they do not anticipate a defeat...The weather was anything but ideal for a football game. To begin with the gridiron was a trifle muddy and then it started to sleet. This lasted only a few minutes, but it remained cloudy and threatening until a few minutes before the game ended when the sun came out...A good sized crowd saw the game replayed on the grid-graph board here at the Columbus club Fern room. The Vita-Vox public address system was in use through the courtesy of the Platten radio company and proved a big help. Various sidelights of the play were broadcast as the action was shown on the board. The Packer corporation also extended thanks to the American Sales company for the musical program furnished by an electric phonograph of the concern. The Packer corporation plans to show the grid-graph play-by-play account of the Bear-Packer game next Sunday. Radio broadcast of this game is not expected to start until 3 p.m.
EXPECT MANY FANS ON SPECIAL TRAINS TO CHICAGO SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Hundreds of Green Bay football fans are expected to patronize the special $4 round-trip excursions offered on the railroads next Sunday for the Packer-Bear football game. Many others who will not attend the game will take advantage of the special low rates to visit the metropolis. The Chicago & Northwestern will operate a special train, leaving Green Bay at 12:01 midnight Saturday night, and arriving in Chicago about 7:30. Two
trains will make the return trip, one leaving at 6 p.m.
and the other at 9 p.m. For the accommodation of
passengers, the Northwestern has secured 500 of the
reserved seats at Wrigley field, and passengers may
purchase these at the same time as their railroad
tickets. Presence of the Lumberjack band on the train
is expected to be an added attraction. The St. Paul will
not operate a special train, but will honor the $4 tickets
on its regular trains, adding extra coaches if needed.
The first train will leave at 1:15 Sunday morning, arriving
in Chicago at 7:30. The second train will leave at 7 a.m.
arriving in Chicago at 11:55 noon. Returning, the first
train will leave Chicago at 5 p.m., arriving here at 10:10,
and the second will leave at 9 p.m., arriving here at 3:40
PLENTY OF SEATS FOR PACKER FOLLOWERS IN
WRIGLEY PARK, SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There will
be plenty of seats for the Packer rooters at the Bear
game in Chicago this Sunday, according to information
received here from George Halas, manager of the club
this morning. A section of 2,000 seats has been set
aside in the grandstand for the Packer followers at
Wrigley field. These seats, which sell for $1.50, are not
reserved and it will be a case of first come-first served.
The Lumberjack band will be on hand early and Packer
fans won't have any trouble getting placed right. The
reserved box seats, which are being sold by the railroad
companies, are located below the Green Bay section.
The price of these ducats is $2.00. According to George
Halas, the gate at Wrigley field will be opened at 12:30
on Sunday. With fair weather, the Bear management is
expected a crowd of over 20,000.
PACKERS WORK HARD FOR TILT AGAINST BEARS
NOVEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the
Packers and the Chicago Bears resume their gridiron
feud at Chicago Sunday, at least 1,500 local fans will be
in the stands and several other hundred followers will be
watching the game replayed on the grid-graph board at
the Columbus club. The Packer officials have made
arrangements to get a play-by-play report of the game
again direct from Wrigley field in Chicago and all details
of the contest will be brought out here. The Vita-Vox
public address system, of the Platten radio company,
also will be in use to describe interesting sidelights of
the game. A musical program, furnished by the
American Sales company, also will be given between
halves and before the game. Capt. Lambeau has been
sending his players through hard drills every morning
and believes his squad again will be able to turn back
the Bears. In the first game played this year between
the ancient rivals, the Packers handed the Bears the worst beating they ever experienced, running up a 21 to 0 count against them. The Bears have improved considerably since that time, however, and will be out to even up the score. They played great football against the New York Giants last Sunday but feel before the passing attack launched by Friedman and his mates in the last half of the game. All of the Packer players, with the exception of Tom Nash, came through the Minneapolis game in good shape and will be ready for action, Capt. Lambeau said. Nash injured his leg and may not be in shape to play. Jug Earpe, who was injured in the Cardinal game, is improving rapidly and should be in condition by Sunday. Earpe wrenched his arm in the Cardinal game. As both the Milwaukee road and the Northwestern are running excursion trains a record number of Green Bay fans are expected to be at the game. The American Legion Lumberjack band also will be at the game.
EXPECT 3,000 BAY FANS AT CHICAGO GAME
NOVEMBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "Are you
going to the Bear game Sunday?" That question
seems to be one of considerable importance to Green
Bay who follow the fortunes of the Packer football
team. It has been asked and answered more than any
other question in the past three or four days and the
answer usually is "yes". Present indications point to a
crowd of at least 3,000 Green Bay fans at Wrigley field
Sunday when the Packers clash with their ancient
rivals, the Chicago Bears. Fans who stay at home can
watch the game on the grid-graph board at the
Columbus club. Local followers will go by train, bus
and automobile. The railroads probably will get the
biggest share of fans as they are running excursion
trains to the metropolis. The American Legion
Lumberjack band, about 40 strong, will leave on the
Northwestern road excursion train at midnight on
Saturday, and will be all set to do its bit at the field on
Sunday afternoon. The Packer team will leave here at
2:40 Saturday afternoon, arriving in Chicago at 10:15
p.m. The players will headquarter at the Parkway hotel
at 2100 Lincoln Park West. The motel has been the
stopping place of the Packers for the past eight years.
Players of the Notre Dame varsity have been invited to
attend the game as guests of the Bay management
and reports received from the home of the Irishmen
state that several men will take advantage of the offer.
Capt. Lambeau announced today that he will be able
to use all of his squad of 22 players in the game.
Managers of the National league teams have agreed to
dispense with the 18 player limit rule for the rest of the
season, Capt. Lambeau said. This will enable the
Packers to use all of their reserve strength in the
remaining games this year. The Packer leader also
said that Durfee of Columbus has been named referee;
Keefe, Holy Cross, will umpire, and Smith, Chicago,
will act as head linesman. Notice of officials was
received yesterday from President Joe F. Carr, the
captain said. There are still a number of tickets for the
game on sale at the ticket offices of the Northwestern
and Milwaukee road, it was announced this morning.
These tickets must be picked up, however, by Friday
night as they will be returned to the Bear management
after that time.
PACKERS CLASH WITH BEARS AT WRIGLEY
NOVEMBER 8 (Chicago) - Backed by a thousand fans
from Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers, topnotchers
in the NFL, lock horns with the Chicago Bears at
Wrigley Field (Cubs park) here Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in a gridiron tangle that promises to be crowded with thrills. The Bears, eager to get revenge for the 23 to 0 lacing handed them by the Packers early in the season, have been keyed up to a high pitch for the game with the Badgers and some of the sideline experts are going so far as to predict that the Halas-Sternaman combination is all set to put an end to the winning streak of the Packers, which is now seven league encounters. Captain Lambeau is leading a great squad into Chicago. This year's aggregation is the best that ever wore the gold and blue. Aside from Tom Nash, who twisted his knee in the game at Minneapolis last Sunday, the Bays are fit for the fray, physically, mentally and otherwise. The Packers would rather whip the Bears than any other club in Joe Carr's "cash and carry" gridiron loop and the players can be counted on to give everything they have got in the combat with the Bruins. There will be plenty of color to this professional encounter as the Green Bay delegation will have its Lumberjack band on the job together with cheerleaders and everything - just like a real college game. Special railway excursions from all part of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will carry a young army of enthusiastic Packer followers into the Windy City for the football fracas at Wrigley Field. Jim Durfee, rated as one of the National league's best officials will handle the game. The Columbus, Ohio referee generally draws the tough assignments and Sunday's game will be no exception to this rule. Keefe of Holy Cross and Smith of Chicago are working with Durfee.
RKO VAUDEVILLE AND GRIDGRAPH IS PLANNED ON SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A program of Radio-Keith-Orpheum vaudeville acts will be presented at the Columbus club auditorium Sunday as an added attraction to fans who plan to watch the Packer-Bears game on the gridgraph board. The board will be set up in the main auditorium of the Columbus club and will bring a play-by-play account of the game direct to the fans. The first vaudeville act will be out on between halves of the game and four other acts will follow after the game has been played. The Vita-Vox public address system of the Platten Radio company also will be in use to give fans interesting sidelights and more detailed descriptions of plays. Music will be furnished by Lee Smith and his orchestra and by the American Sales company electric phonograph. The gridgraph board will be the only agency bringing in detailed accounts of the game, as announcement was made at Chicago yesterday that there would be no radio broadcast of the game. There will be a direct wire from Wrigley field, where the game is to be played, to the Columbus club, and plays will be flashed on the board as soon as they are received. Packer club officials announced that arrangements have been made to handle a crowd of 1,600 fans comfortably. The first reports of the game will come in about 1:30 p.m. The game will start at 2 o'clock. A special mass will be said at St. Mary's church at 5:15 a.m. Sunday for football fans who plan to take an early excursion train to Chicago for the Packer-Bear game it was announced today.
LUBERJACK BAND ALL TUNED UP FOR CHICAGO
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green
Bay's Lumberjack band, an organization that reappears
annually just before the Bear-Packer game in Chicago,
will spring into life early Saturday evening, when they
parade through the downtown streets on their way to
the Chicago and Northwestern station to depart for
Chicago. The forty members of this musical group have
been recruiting mackinaw coats, boots, woolen socks,
scotch caps and other suitable regalia from the ends of
Brown county for the past month, so they will be in full
lumberjack dress when they leave Saturday. The band
is little known in Green Bay by hearsay. Reports of its
activities have come back from Chicago, wafted on the
wings of rumor, stories have been repeated by those
whose memories were none too good, or imaginations
were far too good. The band decided to give the home
folks a glimpse of the outfit this year, and for that reason
the parade has been arranged. The band generally
starts playing when it leaves Green Bay, and is still
playing on its return. Last season after the close of the
Bear-Packer contest at Chicago the band stayed to
entertain a large section of the stands.
PICTURE OF CUBS' PARK ON DISPLAY AT
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - One of the
finest photographs ever taken of the Chicago Cubs
baseball park in Chicago where the Packers and Bears
clash Sunday is on display in the window of the
Congress Billiard parlor on Washington-st. The picture
shows players of the Chicago Cub team and a typical
crowd of some 40,000 fans present during a game when
the Cubs were in the thick of the pennant fight last
summer. The picture was put up by T.A. Carney, division freight and passenger agent of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad.
PRO GRID NOTES
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - This is a tough week on the Providence Steamrollers as Conzelman & Co. are booked for four games. Tuesday the Rollers played in Stapleton, Wednesday they met the Cards while Frankford is faced twice over the weekend...A cloudburst which swamped the southern tier of the New England sector rained out the Providence-Chicago Card and Boston-Frankford games last Sunday. So far this season the weather man has smiled on the pro loop...Orange and Stapleton, two of the
newcomers in the National league, staged a ding dong battle last Sunday. There is keen rivalry between these clubs and business at the gate was way above normal...The New York Giants continued their victory stride by handing the Chicago Bears a 26 to 14 licking on their home grounds. As usual Benny Friedman was in the limelight at the extraordinary triple-threat artist...The Frankford Yellowjackets chalked up their fifth win of the season by taking the Chicago Cardinals into camp, 8 to 0. The Hornets built up a special defense to stop Ernie Nevers and it proved very successful...The Orange Skeeters are going to resume gridiron hostilities with the New York Giants at the Polo grounds this Sunday. Orange already has a tie game to its credit with the Giants and Coach Depler is looking for better things...The Chicago Cards open a four-game stay this Sunday with Minneapolis. On Nov. 17, Green Bay returns to the White Sox park and Dayton is booked the following week. On Turkey Day, the Bears play there...Gibby Welch is turning in some sparkling football for Providence along with Wildcat Wilson, another sterling back. The Roller line hasn't been working smoothly due to the absence of Clyde Smith, one great center...Bullet Baker, former California back, has joined the Chicago Cardinals. Baker is an experienced pro footballer, having played two years with Green Bay and, before that, being a member of the New York Yankee squad...Frank Racis, the coal miner from Pottsville, is showing lots of class with the Boston Bulldogs at a guard position. Racis is as good a center flanker as there is in the National league. Speed is one of the main assets...Kirkleskie is earning his salary and then some as field general of the Orange club. When it comes to quarterbacking, Kirkleskie knows the position like a book and his super football sense enables him to call 'em right...Art Powell, former Syracuse quarterback, is drawing a number of important assignments as referee from President Joe F. Carr of the National league. Powell keeps close on top of the ball and he never delays his whistle...One of the unsung stars of the Minneapolis Redjackets is Roy Young, a veteran lineman who alternates at center and guard. He is a fast charger and makes his hole a mile wide. Young hasn't made a bad pass all season...Hagberg, who starred at West Virginia for two years, has earned his spurs with Buffalo. While in college, the Mountaineers was used on the line but the Bisons are using him in the backfield and he is displaying class...The Frankford fans rate Tont Kostos are one of the best ends in the country. He has played enough pro ball to know what it is all about and Coach Bull Behman is spotting him for many of the forward pass thrusts...Westopal of the New York Giants is making a determined bid for the all-American pro team selection as center. "Westy" roams at will when on the defense and he takes special delight in snagging opponents' air tosses...Reardon, N.Y.U. graduate, is getting in a lot of minutes at fullback for Stapleton. Doug Wyckoff, who coached the Islanders, doubles with Reardon but the New Yorker is in there lugging the ball three quarters of the time...Fleckenstein, who does most of the "bull-moosing" for the Chicago Bears since Trafton has quieted down, is being watched pretty close by opponents. The former Iowan was never known to use kid gloves when on the gridiron.
BEARS BAR PATH OF UNDEFEATED GREEN BAY TEAM
NOVEMBER 9 (Chicago Tribune) - With the Green Bay Packers meet the Bears at Wrigley field and the Cardinals entertaining Minneapolis at Comiskey park, professional grid fans will enjoy a second double bill tomorrow. Two weeks ago the games were reversed, the Bears defeating Minneapolis and the Cards losing, 7 to 6, to the great Packer team. Green Bay is undefeated and is leading the National league, having