three successive years...EARPE TO PLAY: Another veteran who is expected to add his name to the list tonight is F.L. (Jugger) Earpe, center, oldest regular player on the Packer team in point of service. Although Earpe has been playing professional football for nearly ten years, he is still able to hold his own with the best linemen in the country. Possessed with tremendous driving power and unlimited stamina, Earpe has been the mainstay of the Packers' front wall for many years. His passing has been faultless and as a defensive lineman, he has few equals. Capt. Lambeau also announced today that J.L. (Whitey) Woodin, guard with the Packers for the past seven years, will be back in uniform this year. Woodin came to Green Bay from the Racine Legion after playing at Marquette University. Woodin is a clever lineman who seems to get better as the competition becomes tougher. He is always in the thick of the fight and does more than his share in opening holes in opposing walls...BEGINS AT 2 O'CLOCK: The practice session tomorrow will begin at 2 o'clock and continue for at least two hours, Capt. Lambeau said. After Sunday the team will work out every morning in preparation of the opening of the season Sept. 14 against Oshkosh.
TICKET SELLER BUSY
SEPT 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Over a dozen of the season ticket solicitors checked in at the Football corporation meeting Friday night and for several hours E.A. Spachmann, who is charge of the distribution, and Treasurer C.J. O'Connor were kept busy handing out seats and taking in checks. Each day sees the Packer season ticket total increasing but the gains are not large enough to satisfy the officials of the Football corporation as there are but a few days and the goal of the campaign is still about $4,000 in the distance...SPEED UP CAMPAIGN: An attempt to speed up the sales campaign on the north side was launched last night. Several solicitors including Walter Mott, Henry Lardeau, Eli Wood and Art Gotto are going to aid Joe Feldhausen in the sector across the East river and Vice President Clifford will also take a hand in the roundup. Business in the rural sections continues brisk. Bill Haslam reported in with a number of new buyers despite the fact that he has been on the sick list for ten days. Haslam is going into Door county the first of the week and he promises more sales. Elroy Van Oss, Ward Black, Lewis Peal, Charlie Mathys, Ed Schweger and the other solicitors in the downtown districts have a busy five days ahead and every member of the drive committee is going to make a determined effort on the last lap to boost the ticket sales considerably...MANY ORDERS COMING IN: Many orders from out of town football fans are coming in daily. This advance sale is heavier than it ever was. Requests for tickets have been received from Duluth, Houghton, La Crosse, Waukegan, Beaver Dam, Madison and a number of other cities away from Green Bay. The Football corporation's central ticket office in the C.C.C. will be opened next Wednesday. This ticket window is in the lobby and business will be handled there instead of at the Press-Gazette as in former years. Tickets for the Sept. 14 Oshkosh game will be placed on sale at the usual places around town early next week.
SEPTEMBER 6 (Oshkosh) - Officials of the Oshkosh All-Stars professional football team announced Howard J. Hancock, former Badger athlete and director of athletics at the Oshkosh state teachers' college, will act as an advisory coach for the new team. The All-Stars play the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay on Sept. 14.
2,500 WATCH PACKERS IN FIRST WORKOUT
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - More than 2,500 fans turned out to see the Packers go through their first official practice session of the year Sunday at Joannes park preparing for another National league season. Capt. E.L. Lambeau led 23 players on the field and the men went through about two hours of drills. Forward pass plays were stressed again and by the manner the players executed their duties, followers were satisfied that the team would be just as dangerous as ever in this department. Last year, Green Bay gained its greatest victories by skillful execution of the overhead game, and Capt. Lambeau plans to build up similar strong passing formations for this season...16 VETERANS PRACTICE: The group was made up of 16 veterans of the 1929 national championship team and seven new men. Four more men are due to arrive today to complete the roster for the 1930 squad. Fitzgibbons and Englemann, new halfbacks, were among those working out who made good impressions. Fitzgibbons is built similar to Eddie Kotal while Englemann is a tall rangy young man who showed considerable speed. Bloodgood, quarterback, who has had considerable professional experience, also was present and showed up well. Herber, former West high star, played at the quarterback position for awhile and showed enough form to indicate that he will make a determined bid for a job. His punting was excellent. Radick, also a former West high star and later Marquette varsity regular for three years,, was used at left tackle, between Dilweg and Michalske. Sleight, all-American tackle from Purdue, was another newcomer who left a good impression with the fans. He is tall and heavy, yet quite fast and should be a valuable addition to the team. Duke Hanny former Bear tackle and end, performed at an end position in the workout. He appears to be in fine shape and did some good work breaking up forward passes...IN GOOD SHAPE: All of the veteran appear to be in fine shape. No one appears to be much overweight and they stepped through a lively clip without letup. Lewellen, Blood, Dunn, Molenda, McCrary, Lidberg, Zuidmulder and Lambeau held down backfield jobs with a lot of spirit. Dilweg was just as noticeable as ever, grabbing forward passes, while Dick O'Donnell looked great at the other end position. Earpe, Darling, Bowdoin, Michalske, Woodin and Perry saw action on the line. The only absentees were Nash, end; Hubbard, tackle; Zuver, center, and Minick, guard. Michalske and Earpe were the final pair of Packers to sign for the 1930 season. Capt. Lambeau secured their contracts Saturday afternoon. The team will practice every morning at Joannes park. The first game will be staged next Sunday against the Oshkosh eleven. It is a practice contest.
OSHKOSH PREPARES FOR FIRST GAME HERE
SEPTEMBER 9 (Oshkosh) - Len Darling's Oshkosh football team invades Green Bay Sunday to tackle the Packers and, from the talk heard in Winnebago county, it seems as if everybody is going to the game. Word has been passed around that Oshkosh has a surprise in store for the NFL champions. Over the weekend a lot of huskies have arrived in town and some two dozen gridders have been working out twice daily at the fairgrounds under the direction of Earl Britton, who is coaching the squad. Howard Hancock of the Oshkosh Normal is giving a hand at every opportunity, although his own team keeps him busy. About 24 players will be taken to Green Bay for the game. Included in the list are a number of topnotch gridders. Oshkosh boasts a corking good set of backs. For quarter, there is Red Martin of Ripon, Phil Klems of Pennsylvania and O'Keefe, Marquette flash of a few years ago...ROACH AT HALFBACK: Three fullbacks are in the fold. Earl Britton of Illinois is a veteran pro player, having played with Dayton, the Chicago Cards and Philadelphia. Ben Griewski played at Michigan in 1924 while Ralph Curtiss has been heralded as the best fullback ever developed at Oshkosh Normal. The halfbacks are headed by Johnny Roach, a product of Knute Rockne's school. Nason was a flash at Lawrence while Giebel performed at Miami while Cub Buck was coaching the Florida college. Stilp, who starred at La Crosse Normal, is a first class open field runner. He also is a motorcycle officer at Nee-Menasha. Three centers are under contract. Rose and Streyzewski both played varsity ball at Ripon, while Bill Herman captained the Cincinnati team two years ago. His home is in Manitowoc. Five guards are under contract. Budd Laabs, of Ripon, is going to be used as a center, flanked by Rube Schipper, Oshkosh, lightheavy pugilist; Caile of Wabash; Brennan of Oshkosh Teachers and Bloomquist from Lake Forest. None of these guards go less than 200 pounds...DRAFTZ ON TEAM: The tackles look pretty good. Hauser was a star at Ripon while Hall, assistant coach of the Oshkosh Teachers, has quite a reputation. There is also Duber Draftz of Oconto. The big fellow hasn't any college degree but he is a real player. In practice, he has been outkicking Britton. Dunham, 240 pounder, who played one year with the Canton Bulldogs, is the fourth tackle. Oshkosh has signed five ends. Bizer of Ripon, who played with Buffalo last fall in the National league, and Hank Jensen, Oshkosh Teachers, will probably start the game. Both are 200 pounders. The other wingmen are: Ladwig of Ripon; George Hotchkiss of Wisconsin and Clarence Bredendich, a graduate of Oshkosh Normal. When the Oshkosh team steps out on the field at Green Bay next Sunday, the players will be togged in brand new red and white uniforms. The Oshkosh management has purchased the best possible gridiron equipment.
WIND UP TICKET SALE
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dashing down the final lap, officers, directors and season ticket solicitors of the Green Bay Football corporation are making every effort to build up the list of prospective ticket purchasers in hopes of swelling the season sales total. There are only a few days to go and, according to Treasurer Charles O'Connor, the fund is still several thousand short of the desired goal. Last minute returns will cut down this gap somewhat...TWO MEETINGS THIS WEEK: The solicitors will meet this evening and some encouraging reports are hoped for. The final conference will be held Friday night at which time every solicitor must turn in his order book. Ticket customers, who have been mailed their tickets and who have not forwarded checks, are asked to do so at once. This will eliminate a lot of calls for collection purposes. The Football corporation has never conducted a more thorough campaign during the season ticket sale drive. Many members of the committee have given daily to the solicitation...SEVERAL THOUSAND SHORT: "We are well satisfied with the results of the campaign," said President L.H. Joannes, "despite the fact that the returns are several thousand short of what we had hoped for. The majority of fans have rallied to the support of the Football corporation splendidly in a financial way. However, we still have a few days to go and there is still a chance to sell a lot of season tickets this week. The solicitors are determined as ever to carry on and, if the fans who haven't bought, come through immediately, we ought to cut down that 'several thousand' shortage considerably. The season ticket purchaser is assured of the same seat for every game and has no worry about reservations for the major contests. We believe there will be sellouts at all major encounters this fall despite the fact that we have added 1,500 more seats at the park."
JOE KRESKY SIGNED TO PLAY ON PACKER TEAM
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Joe Kresky, former University of Wisconsin guard, has been signed to
play with the Packers, it was announced today by Coach E. L. Lambeau, coach and manager. Kresky was a star at Marinette before going to Wisconsin, playing against East and West high school teams a few years ago. He weighs close to the 200-pound mark and last year played with the Ashland, Ky., professional eleven. He was expected to report today. Cal Hubbard and Tom Nash, veterans of the 1929 team, are due late this week. Nash has been playing baseball, while Hubbard has been an umpire during the summer months.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Oshkosh) - The Chicago Bears have signed to play here against the All Stars on Saturday Sept. 20. Manager Darling tried to book the Chicago club for the Sunday date but the Bear management refused as the squad is to be taken to Green Bay to see the Cardinals and Packers clash in a National league game on Sept. 21.