TWO TEAMS PROTEST SIGNING OF SAVOLDI
NOV 28 (Philadelphia) - A rule that goes back to the entry of Red Grange into professional football is being violated by the signing of Jumping Joe Savoldi, of Notre Dame, by the Chicago Bears and as a result there is a possibility that the franchise of the Chicago team in the National professional football league may be cancelled, Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers, said here today. It also became known that Dr. Harry A. March, president of the New York Giants, has protested to league officials as a member of the executive committee. The Giants have no remaining games scheduled with the Bears. Dr. March pointed out that the entry of Savoldi as a professional is at least a violation in spirit of the rule which prohibits the signing of a college player before his class has graduated from college.
KOTAL IS NEW ATHLETIC LEADER AT STEVENS POINT
NOV 29 (Appleton) - Eddie Kotal, grid coach and assistant director of athletics at Lawrence, has resigned to become director of athletics at Stevens Point State Teachers College. He is to take the new office immediately. He is to be in full charge of football and basketball. Kotal, bright light on Lawrence track, basketball and football teams, left school in his senior year to play with the Packers. At the end of the 1929 season, he was appointed grid coach at Lawrence to succeed C.E. Rasmussen. Meanwhile in 1926 Kotal returned to Lawrence for his degree.
USING SAVOLDI PROVES COSTLY
NOV 29 (Columbus, OH) - The Chicago Bears, professional football team, was fined $1,000 Saturday by Joe F. Carr, president of the NFL, for playing Joe Savoldi, former Notre Dame star, in the Thanksgiving Day battle with the Chicago Cardinals in violation of the rules of the league. Carr said the Chicago club management claimed the playing of Savoldi in the turkey day contest was not a violation of the league rules. He held, however, that the club had committed an offense against regulations and levied the fine, but granted permission for the Bears to appeal to the executive committee. The Bears had been charged specifically with playing a college football star before his class at college had been graduated. The Bears downed the Cardinals, 6 to 0, in the Thanksgiving Day game, Savoldi scoring the only touchdown. Carr said that he could not rule on Savoldi's future eligibility until a further offense against the rules is committed...The Green Bay Packers did not sign Savoldi because of advice received by Capt. E.L. Lambeau from President Joe Carr not to do so. Savoldi had indicated that he would discuss terms with the Packers after his class graduated in accordance with National league rules. The Bears, however, took the stand that Savoldi, because he was practically compelled to resign from Notre Dame was no longer a member of a graduating class and therefore would be eligible to play this year and signed him for action. Carr's action followed the filing of a protest against the Bears for using Savoldi by Dr. H. March, president of the New York Giants football team. Savoldi played against the Chicago Cardinals Thursday, going over for the only touchdown of the day that brought the Bears a 6 to 0 victory. No word has been received as to whether the Cardinals will protest the game.
PACKERS INVADE STAPLETON FIELD SUNDAY
NOV 29 (New York) - Determined to hold first place at any cost, the Green Bay Packers will invade Stapleton Sunday afternoon for a game with the Giant killers. According to reports from the island, a capacity crowd will be on hand to see the Strong-Wyckoff combination mingle with the national champions. Blaine field, home park of the Stapes, seats about 7,500 and Manager Bill Cody expects a sellout even if the temperature continues to be of the polar variety. Coach Lambeau has plenty of end trouble. Lavvie Dilweg has pulled up lame and there is hardly any chance of him seeing action. Nash will be in uniform. A special helmet coupled with a nose guard has been secured and "Red Cagle's friend" is apt to take a hand in the milling. Nash was among those present at the Stapleton-Giant mix on Thanksgiving Day and his "scout book" revealed the fact that Wyckoff's outfit is plenty strong...HUBBARD, KERN ENDS: In the Saturday morning practice (the mercury was only 16 above), Coach Lambeau was using O'Donnell, Hubbard and Kern at the ends while Perry and Franta alternated at left tackle. Stapleton has
an all star backfield combination and Mule Wilson, who
was recently released by the New York Giants, is the latest addition to the all star set of carriers. Ken Strong,