GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(STATEN ISLAND) - "The greatest football team I ever
laid eyes on," that was the comment of Tom Thorpe,
veteran referee, as he got into his slicker at Blaine field,
Stapleton, after officiating in Green Bay's 37 to 7 victory
over Doug Wyckoff's Stapleton eleven, so called the
"Giant Killers" as a result of their 7 to 6 victory over 
Benny Friedman's New York club on Thanksgiving Day.
Some 9,500 spectators comfortably filled the stands at
Blaine field and they were treated to an air attack by
the smooth clicking Badgers which had the onlookers
pop-eyed long before the final whistle blew. Just as half
time was called, it started to sprinkle but the Packers
handled the wet ball without a fumble. Stapleton had 
just one minute of joy. That was shortly before the end
of the second stanza. Ken Strong who gave a great
exhibition of halfbacking the Bays had bumped up
against this year, got loose on his own 30 yard line and
proceeded to dash down the field for a touchdown.
STRONG BREAKS RIBS
It was a remarkable run as the former New York "U" 
star sidestepped back and forth across the field twice
en route and he must have shaken off nearly every 
member of the Packer squad. As Strong crossed the 
goal line, three of the Bays hit him like a ton of bricks
and he went down. He recovered sufficiently to add the
extra point after touchdown but he limped off the field 
and fainted in the clubhouse. The Stapleton doctor gave
him a quick once-over and discovered three broken ribs.
He was through for the rest of the afternoon. Probably
the feature play of the game from a Green Bay point of
view came in the third quarter. The Packers had the
Islanders running wild trying to knock down forward
passes. The ball was about on the Stapes' 40. Red 
Dunn barked out a signal and some of the Bay forwards
were seen to grin. It was a pass to Hubbard, Cal was
playing end in place of Tom Nash. Johnny Blood faked
the play perfectly and two of the Islanders' secondary
defense took after the Vagabond halfback. Hubbard
cavorted down the field, brushed aside one of the 
enemy, and stretched high in the air to clutch the toss
from Dunn before tumbling over the goal for a score.
Even the players on the Packer bench tossed up their
sweaters in celebration and Hubbard had a grin on his
face from ear to ear.
O'DONNELL, HUBBARD STAR
Despite the fact that Nash and Dilweg were both out of
the game, the end play of Hubbard and O'Donnell could
not have been improved on. Dick turned in his best 
game of the season while Hubbard had the time of his
life spilling the Stapes on their ears and other places.
Another Packer star flashed into the limelight. It was
Wuert Englemann, the Dakota "jackrabbit". His long 
rest seemed to have put him at his best and he
uncorked a series of runs that helped a lot in keeping
the Packers on easy street. His touchdown thrust was 
a peach. Englemann cut through a hole opened by Bill
Kern and then stepped out in the open field. Both Doug
Wyckoff and Strong tried to cut him down but he hipped
them both and sprinted 35 yards for a touchdown. The
Packers had a tough trip getting to Stapleton. Leaving
the hotel around noon in a big bus, the squad jaunted to
the battery and boarded a ferry. Then there was a 20
minute sail pas the Statue of Liberty to St. George's
Staten Island. After which followed a seven mile trip to
Stapleton. However, the men were in a good frame of
mind and pranced out on the field with plenty of pep and
vinegar. From the opening kickoff, the Bays hit on all
eleven and before the first round was over, the Stapleton
wolves began growling even louder than the razz-berry
chorus which was heard in Philadelphia on Turkey Day.
PASSES CLICK AGAIN
The Bays chalked up a couple of first downs in the
opening minutes and then two forward passes put the
ball deep in Stapleton territory. The Islanders took time
out and Wyckoff and Strong, their superstars, hustled
into the game. But this didn't bother the Bays much 
and they proceeded to make another first down. It was
then goal to go and Lewellen did it. That was all the
scoring in the first quarter. In the second frame, Wuert
Englemann got away for his sensational marker and
soon after, the Bays marched down the field again.
Stapleton braced in the shadow of its own goal posts
but Bo Molenda was not to be denied and he plunged through the center of the line, bowling over one Doug Wyckoff on the way to a touchdown. Later Strong got away for his brilliant run. At the halftime, the count was Green Bay 18, Stapleton 7. About midway in the third quarter, Blood figured it was time for him to make a touchdown and Dunn called the turn, Johnny busted away from the the mob on a solo flight and  he was on the spot when Dunn's bullet-like peg reached him. There wasn't a Stapleton man within five yards of Blood and the "clown" proceeded to add insult to injury by calmly walking the remaining three yards to a touchdown and Red Dunn annexed the extra point. Then Cal Hubbard pulled his catch and it wasn't long before the fourth quarter started. By this time many of spectators were leaving the ballpark as the rain was coming down fairly fast, and visibility was at a low ebb. However, the Packers kept going and midway in the period, Arnold Herber zipped a long pass to Fitzgibbons who snagged the ball on the dead run, sidestepped Lawrence, Stapleton safety, and pranced on for the Packers' sixth touchdown. This ended the scoring for the day and, when the final whistle blew, the Bays dashed off the field happy as a bunch of school boys and their joy increased when on reaching the Lincoln hotel back in New York they were informed that Brooklyn had stepped on the Giants' toes, 7 to 6, and another championship was within their grasp.
GREEN BAY     -  6 12 13  6 - 37
STATEN ISLAND -  0  7  0  0 -  7
1st - GB - Lewellen run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
2nd - GB - Englemann, 35-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 12-0
2nd - GB - Molenda, 1-yard run (Pass failed) GREEN BAY 18-0
2nd - SI - Ken Strong, 66-yard run (Strong kick) GREEN BAY 18-7
3rd - GB - Blood, 20-yard pass from Dunn (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 24-7
3rd - GB - Hubbard, 10-yard pass from Dunn (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 31-7
4th - GB - Fitzgibbons pass from Herber (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 37-7
$415 DONATED FIRST DAY TO PACKER CHAMPIONSHIP FUND
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Contributions to the $5,00 fund being raised for the Green Bay Packers totaled $415 at noon today, the first day on which contributions were received. Gifts to the fund came in from all sections of the city and varied in amount from $200 to $5, many of those reporting early indicating that they wished the total to be raised with as
little effort as possible, and declaring that they knew the
word would be carried to the Packers in Chicago 
tomorrow, and a good start would cheer them on in their
contest with the Bears. Many others are believed to be
holding back until the outcome of the Bear game is
known, and if history repeats itself a victory over the
Bears will bring wholehearted support for the fund from
many fans who think as much of a Packer victory over
the Bears as they doe a championship...TODAY'S
CONTRIBUTIONS: The Citizens' Executive committee
in charge of all of the homecoming activities announced
this morning that tickets for the reception will be placed
on sale in a dozen or more places about the city next
Wednesday to enable those who do not wish to be
delayed at the doors to secure their tickets in advance.
Tickets for the banquet will be placed on sale in the
Beaumont hotel and at the Association of Commerce
office on Monday or Tuesday of next week. It is possible
that arrangements will be made for the sale of banquet tickets elsewhere...WANTS 2,000 AT RECEPTION: The committee hopes to make the public reception at the Columbus club auditorium a city-wide function with at least 2,000 persons Monday night, December 15. It is confidently expected that at least 10,000 will be at the station to welcome the Packers to the city. T.A. Carney, division freight and passenger agent of the C. and N.W. railroad company, announced this morning that the station would be decorated with Packer colors, blue and gold, and the track lighted with red flares. From the station, the Packers will be taken directly to the Columbus club auditorium for the public reception and dance. An admission charge of 50 cents per person will be made at the door. The committee feels the charge is necessary to keep the crowd somewhere within bounds and to help raise the fund. There will be a program and later in the evening dancing. Tuesday evening the banquet at the Beaumont hotel will be held. It is expected that 450 persons will be accommodated at this dinner. The banquet program will be one of the most interesting affairs of the year. Last year the dining rooms were filled to capacity and hundreds of persons listened to a broadcast of the program...COMMITTEES START WORK: The committee in charge of the various homecoming events completed their organization work yesterday, and are now getting things under way in preparation for the event. The executive committee in charge of the fund raising is as follows: R.A. North, Donald O. Daube, Frank H. Bogda, Lewis Peal and Frank P. Vaughan. The committee on reception and dance Monday evening, Dec. 15: Donald O. Daube, chairman; John Busch, John M. Kuypers, J.M. Conway, Lewis Peal, Fred E. Burrall, Lester Nelson and Lieut. William Walters.
PACKERS AND BEARS BATTLE IN CHICAGO
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Another
National league football championship lies within the
grasp of the Green Bay Packers but before they can
claim it they must vanquish their ancient rivals - the
Bears. This they will try to do tomorrow afternoon at
Wrigley field, Chicago, and thousands of fans from
Green Bay and other section of Wisconsin will be on
hand to cheer them on. The game will start at 2 o' clock.
..NEED ONE VICTORY: If the Packers win from the
Bears, they will have won their second consecutive
championship and will be the first team in the history of
the National league that to win the title two consecutive
years. If they lose, they still have a chance for the 
crown as they play Portsmouth the following Sunday at
Portsmouth. They need only one victory in the two
games to gain the title as the Brooklyn Dodgers have 
lost three games and tied one and won up their season
this weekend, and the Giants have lost four games. 
These two teams are the only squad with a chance of
displacing Green Bay. Twice before this year, the Bays
have tripped up their old rivals and according to word
from the east where they have been training this week,
they are ready to do it again. However, the Bears gave
the Packers one of the hardest battles of the year in the
last game at Chicago, Green Bay winning 13 to 12 and
they are certain to be on edge for them again..SAVOLDI
TO PLAY: Jumping Joe Savoldi, late of Notre Dame, will
be in the Chicago lineup. He probably will alternate with
Bronko Nagurski at the fullback position. Nagurski was
a thorn in the side of the Packers in the last game so
they have an old score to settle with him. They also are
likely to concentrate on stopping Savoldi. All the Bay
players are in shape to play, although Dilweg and Kern
may be used only part of the time as they are still
suffering with leg injuries. Mule Wilson, who joined the
team last week, is not expected to be in the lineup as
he has had time to learn the Packer formations. Green
Bay will send several hundred fans to the game as both
railroads have excursion rates in effect. Trains leaving
over the Milwaukee road at 1:35 and 7 a.m. Sunday,
and on the Northwestern road 12:30, 2:40 and 6:30 a.m.
Sunday will carry most of the fans. Other trains that left
today also carried many fans to Chicago for the game.
The game will be broadcast over WTMJ and WGN direct
from the field and by WHBY indirectly.
PACKERS HOPE TO CLINCH TITLE AGAINST
BEARS
DECEMBER 6 (Chicago Tribune) - The championship
of the NFL may be decided tomorrow when the Green
Bay Packers play the Bears at Wrigley field. By
winning the Packers can clinch the championship for
the second consecutive year. The Green Bay team,
reinforced by the addition of Bill Kern and Mule Wilson,
will arrive here this morning from Atlantic City, where it
has been working out since Sunday. Two weeks ago the
Packers lost to the New York Giants, 13 to 6, and then
defeated Philadelphia, 25 to 7, on Thanksgiving Day. 
They concluded their eastern invasion by tumbling
Stapleton, 37 to 7, last Sunday. The Bears will be
seeking their first victory over the Packers in the last
eight starts. The Wisconsin team won, 7 to 0 and 13 to
12, in their games played this year. Bronko Nagurski is
expected to be in good shape for the first time in three
weeks and will alternate with Joe Savoldi at fullback.
Savoldi is rapidly becoming acquainted with the Bears'
style of play and is expected to be a big held to the
Chicagoans tomorrow.
PACKERS SEEK TO CLINCH TITLE AGAINST BEARS
DECEMBER 7 (Chicago Tribune) - Jumpin' Joe Savoldi
will get a real test this afternoon when he faces the 
Green Bay Packers for the first time since he joined the
Chicago Bears in the National Professional Football
league. The game will start at 2 p.m. at Wrigley field.
The Packers arrived last night accompanied by a large
crowd of fans from the Wisconsin city. They expressed 
considerable indignation because the Bears beat them 
to it in signing Joe to a contract. Green Bay must win
today to clinch the championship, which it held last
year. The Bears have a chance to climb into third place
in the standings if they are victorious..BEARS LOSE
TWO CLOSE GAMES: The Bears lost a 7 to 0 verdict
at Green Bay early in the season, and then last month
were nosed out, 13 to 12, at Wrigley field. Bill Senn,
who did some good punting against Portsmouth last
Sunday, no doubt will get the opportunity to match skill
with Verne Lewellen, who has reigned as the best kicker
in the circuit for several season. Joe Lintzenich, too, will
share in this department, and between the two of them
are expected to hold Lewellen even. Jugger Earpe, the
Green Bay center, has a score to settle with George
Trafton and Bert Pearson, who handle the center job for
the Bears. Earpe shares with Cal Hubbard, tackle, the
distinction of being the burliest of the Packers. He 
weighs about 240 pounds...GRANGE WINDS UP GOOD
YEAR: Red Grange proved to be the biggest threat to the
Packers in both contests this year. He has been playing
the best game of his professional career and hopes to top
off the league season with a flourish. Tomorrow the Bears
will start practice for their charity game with the Cardinals
at Chicago Stadium Monday night December 15. The
proceeds of the game will be handed over to the governor's fund for the unemployed.
NEWS AND NOTES
BACK IN ATLANTIC CITY
DECEMBER 1 (Atlantic City, NJ) - The Green Bay Packers returned here this afternoon from New York for a four day stay before journeying to Chicago where next Sunday they tangle with the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field. Since leaving here last Wednesday, the Packers won two games, defeating Frankford and Stapleton and incidentally scoring 62 points to their opponents' 14. These two victories and the pair of upsets received by the New York Giants come close to clinching the national championship for the second year in succession for the famous Wisconsin football machine. The Packers, according to Coach Lambeau, came out of the Stapleton merry-go-round in pretty fair shape. Red Sleight twisted his knee while several of the other players were mussed up somewhat but these gridders along with Lavvie Dilweg and Tom Nash will be ready to do some business with those Bruins, Nagurski, Savoldi, et al, in the Windy City on Sunday.
PACKERS LAUDED BY CANTON, OHIO, FANS
DECEMBER 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers have their supporters down in Canton, Ohio, judging from a communication received here today. Arthur Herbst, of Canton, and some of his friends were at the Giant-Packer game and claim that the best team did not win. Here is what Mr. Herbst has to say: "Editor Sports: Several of the boys of the awning shop among them myself motored to the big game at New York Sunday. We laid over to see the game at Stapleton yesterday with the Giants. It is about th e game with the Packers we want to talk. Our impression is that the best team did not win that game. While Tommy Hughitt, the referee, we thought was honest and very fair could have given several decisions either way. We are friends of the entire Giant team from Dr. March down to the man with the water bucket, but think the Packers were and are the best football team we have seen in many years. Please tell the fans of Green Bay that they need not be ashamed of the Packers, even in defeat they were great. With all good wishes, Arthur Herbst and Herbst Awning Shop Bunch."
PACKERS NEED ONE MORE WIN
DECEMBER 2 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers may, to all appearances, have the National league football championship practically assured, but mathematically, they must still win one of their two remaining games to cinch the title. In fact, if by some catastrophe, the Packers should lost both their remaining games, the first with the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Sunday, and the second with Portsmouth at Portsmouth a week later, not only have the New York Giants a chance to finish on top, but so have the Brooklyn Dodgers, more or less unsung in this bitter race. On dope, of course, the Packers look good enough to win at least one of their two remaining games, which is all they need to drive a spike into the pennant. But strange and funny things have happened in this year's race, and until the Packers have stowed away that game, no Packer fan will feel absolutely sure of the honors. The three contenders, Green Bay, New York and Brooklyn, now holding down positions in this order, must still play four games, all of which, having a bearing on the championship, of course, give rise to interesting speculations. Here, first is the remaining schedule:
December 6 - New York at Philadelphia
December 7 - Brooklyn at New York, Green Bay at Chicago Bears
December 14 - Green Bay at Portsmouth
Now, if you like your "ifs", consider all the different possibilities. If the Packers win only one of their games, either one, they would, regardless of what the other clubs do, have the championship clinched. If they split even, for instance, and the Giants win their two remaining game one of them from Brooklyn, the standing would be:
Green Bay  11  3  0  .788
New York   13  4  0  .764
Brooklyn    7  4  1  .636
Or if Brooklyn beats the Giants in one of its remaining games and the Packers still split even, the standing would be:
Green Bay  11  3  0  .788
Brooklyn    8  3  1  .727
New York   12  5  0  .706
So far so good, but if the Packers lost two, the gates would be open to let either the Giants or the Dodgers sneak home in front. Consider now the possibilities. If the Packers lose two and the Giants win two, one of them from Brooklyn, the standing would be:
New York   13  4  0  .764
Green Bay  10  4  0  .714
Brooklyn    7  4  1  .636
If the Packers lose two, the Giants lost two, and Brooklyn wins one, the standing would be:
Brooklyn    8  3  1  .727
Green Bay  10  4  0  .714
New York   11  6  0  .647
If the Packers lose two, Brooklyn wins one, and the Giants split even by beating Philadelphia, the standing would be:
Brooklyn    8  3  1  .727
Green Bay  10  4  0  .714
New York   10  5  0  .667
Not so good, obviously. The Packers, therefore, will have more at stake than a victory over a traditional enemy when they take the field against Mr. Nagurski and his brother Bears at Wrigley Field Sunday. They will want that one extra victory they need to make the championship absolutely secure regardless of what may happen on the other fields.
MEETING CALLED TO ARRANGE PLANS FOR PACKER HOMECOMING
DECEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - If the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears next Sunday afternoon, they will be the National league champions, and the only team to ever hold that title two successive years. If they fail to beat the Bears, they can still hold their championship title by defeating the Portsmouth Spartans the following Sunday. A week ago the people of Green Bay were reconciled to second place in the National league standings, but the turn of events which placed the Packers again at the head of the list has changed all that, and everyone is now confident that we will win another title. Upon a widespread demand, R.F. Malia, secretary of the Association of Commerce, has called a meeting of Packer fans and others for the purpose of discussing "The Homecoming of our Packers - Champions for the Second Year". Those planning to attend the gathering which will be held in the Beaumont hotel at noon Thursday are asked to telephone the Association of Commerce before 11 o'clock Thursday morning so that provisions can be made for them. Preliminary plans for the Packers' homecoming will be made at this gathering and committees named, probably, to have charge of the celebration, whatever form it will take.
JUMPING JOE
DECEMBER 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Jumping Joe Savoldi has a contagious hop. When he shook hands with the Bear management recently, like touching a live wire, they contracted Joe's jumping proclivities and started jumping all over the rules of national football. Jumping Joe will have the whole Bear team cavorting around like the holy jumpers of recent fame, Judged from published reports, and we have no other information than news items, the Packers did not sign Jumping Joe because the plain language of the rule forbade anyone signing him until next June, the time when his class will graduate. But the Bears looked at the rule, then peered over at the penalty, and so warmly had Jumping Joe jumped himself into their hearts that they gave $1,000 for the privilege of jumping the rule. Now, the language of this rule is plain, but so deeply have the Bears fallen in love with the dark glances of Jumping Joe that they are going behind the language and explaining that the reason for the rule was to prevent college players from quitting ahead of regular graduation time, that Jumping Joe did not quite but was caught unaware by the Notre Dame faculty who were doing a little jumping on their own hook, and jumped Jumping Joe clear out of town. How, ask the Bears, can a man finish with a class when he has been jumped out of the university, to which the plain answer arises that the language was clear, the Bears knew the Packers kept hands off in obedience to that language and that football sportsmanship must not be limited to the players, but include the management was well. The NFL has learned by this experience that to some a rule is no greater than its penalty, that it is not the rule that deters so much as the distaste of punishment, and when the punishment is not a greater disadvantage than the violation of the rule an advantage, there are those who will accept it. Of course, penalties must be provided with the idea of preventing abuses. The Bears have violated a very important rule in professional football, to continue violating which will do much harm to the game. A penalty should be provided prohibiting the team from ever using a man signed in violation of the rule. Perhaps in no other way can the rule be effectively enforced. If there is any such thing as retributive justice on the gridiron, Mr. Savoldi ought to be smothered every time he gets the ball next Sunday, or his machinery so interfered with that when he jumps he jumps the wrong way and keeps on jumping.
​BEARS FACE 2ND FINE FOR PLAYING SAVOLDI
DECEMBER 2 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears' football club of the National league faces another $1,000 fine for the second infraction of the college class player rule after playing Joe Savoldi in the game Sunday with Portsmouth in Chicago. Attaches of President Joseph F. Carr's office today said that the Bears "had been warned not to use Savoldi" following their playing of the former Notre Dame star on Thanksgiving Day and "were told that further use would bring another fine."...SECOND FINE NOT OFFICIAL: Official action on the second fine, however, will be delayed until Carr returns from the meeting of minor league baseball officials now in progress at Montreal. The initial $1,000 fine was levied on the Bears by Carr Saturday following charges of other clubs in the league that the Bears and their co-owner, George Halas, had violated one of the recent rules of the organization when they played Savoldi before his class - that of 1931 - was graduated from Notre Dame...WHAT RULES SAY: The rules of the National league state that no player can be hired or used in a National league game before his class is graduated. The Bears' owners claim that Savoldi, following his withdrawal from Notre Dame, is a player without a class and therefore eligible to play. The Bears have one game remaining on their 1930 schedule, that with the Green Bay Packers next Sunday.
SAVOLDI STAYS IN LIMELIGHT
DECEMBER 2 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears will use Joe Savoldi against the Green Bay Packers here Sunday afternoon despite reports of a second fine on the Chicago club for using the ex-Notre Dame star last Sunday. "I don't think that President Carr will approve this second fine against the Bears," George Halas, co-owner of the club, said last night. "Portsmouth made no objections to our playing Savoldi last Sunday. We have appealed the first fine to the executive committee, and until they make a decision we'll keep on using Savoldi."
Green Bay Packers (10-2) 37, Staten Island Stapes (5-5-2) 7
​Sunday December 1st 1930 (at Staten Island)















THE STATEN ISLAND STAPLETONS
The Staten Island Stapletons were originally founded in 1915 as a neighborhood team. The team was organized by Dan Blaine, who also served as the team's halfback. Blaine later became rich by building up a chain of restaurants. The Stapletons played similar semi-pro neighborhood teams from the New York City area. During those early years the Stapes played more for fun than money. Crowds were small and player salaries averaged $10 per game. The team won several local semi-pro titles before World War I. The team was inactive in 1918, due to Blaine's service commitment to the military and involvement in the war. However the team was renewed in 1919. By that time, Blaine was the team's sole owner. He retired as a player in 1924 but continued as owner and manager of the Stapletons, who were commonly known as the Stapes. By that time the team set up Thompson Stadium, a cozy minor-league park in the neighborhood that gave them their name, as their permanent home field. Today the stadium site is occupied by Stapleton Housing located between Broad, Hill and Warren Streets and Tompkins Avenue. Prior to moving into Thompson Stadium, the Stapletons played in two temporary local parks: Stapleton Field and East Shore Oval. In 1924 the Stapes claimed the New York Metropolitan championship by beating the best independent pro teams in the area. However, in 1925, Tim Mara formed the New York Giants who moved into the Polo Grounds. The Giants presence in New York overshadowed the Stapes, particularly with the sell-out visit by Red Grange and the Chicago Bears on December 6, 1925. The Giants and Stapes began their New York rivalry on Thanksgiving Day 1925. The Giants defeated the Stapes in an exhibition game 7–0.
Newark Bears takeover
Over the following couple of seasons, the Stapes would play exhibitions against pro teams from the NFL and various other leagues. On November 14, 1926, the Stapes were routed by the Newark Bears, 33–0. The Bears belonged to Red Grange's American Football League, which served as competitor to the NFL during the 1926 season. Unhappy with the defeat, Blaine promptly hired most of the Newark players, including star rookie Doug Wycoff, who were still owed money because the Newark owner was having financial problems. As a result, the Bears went out of business while the Stapletons benefited from Newark's folding. In 1928, Blaine further upgraded the team by signing some players from New York University.
Pre-NFL
In 1927, the Stapes fielded their ex-Newark Bears squad, although Wycoff signed with the Giants. The Giants would go on to win the 1927 NFL championship and defeated the Stapes twice in non-league games, 19–0 and 18–0. The Stapes though did manage to beat the NFL's Duluth Eskimos, featuring Ernie Nevers 7–6 on November 27, 1927. By 1928, Blaine wanted the Stapes to become an NFL franchise. He bolstered his squad by resigning Doug Wycoff back as a player-coach and by signing six graduates from the nationally ranked New York University team. The Stapes had their best season on record, going 10–1–1, including a 3–1 record against NFL teams. They even pulled out a 7–0 victory over the Giants on Thanksgiving Day.
NFL
After his team rolled up a 10–1–1 record in 1928, Blaine applied for an NFL franchise in 1929. He needed permission from Tim Mara, the owner of the Giants, because Staten Island was in Mara's exclusive territory. But Mara actually had an extra franchise. It had originally belonged to the Brooklyn Lions and had been given to Mara when the Lions folded in 1927, because they owed him money. Mara had then allowed the New York Yankees, owned by Grange's manager C. C. Pyle, to use the franchise when that team moved from the defunct AFL into the NFL. The Yankees went out of business after the 1928 season, so the franchise again went back to Mara and he passed those franchise's rights on to Staten Island. Blaine promptly hired Ken Strong, who became a Stapletons Hall of Famer. Strong, who received All-American honors while at New York University, was a speedy, powerful runner who was also one of the best kickers of the era. The Stapletons would never have a winning season in the NFL. During its first NFL season in 1929, the team went 3–4–3, defeating the Dayton Triangles, Brooklyn Dodgers and the Minneapolis Red Jackets. It also managed to tie the Frankford Yellow Jackets once and Orange Tornadoes twice. The team improved to a 5–5–2 record in 1930. That season the Stapes managed to defeat the rival New York Giants 7–6, after a four-yard touchdown run from Doug Wycoff and an extra point kick from Strong. In July 1931, the team's official name on the league records was changed from the Stapleton Football Club, Inc., to Staten Island Stapes. At this time, Doug Wycoff left the team to rejoin the Giants. In need of a coach, Blaine hired Hinkey Haines, who had played briefly for the Stapes in 1929. The Stapes opened at home by beating the Dodgers 9–7 before 7,000 fans. However a week later at Ebbets Field, the Dodgers forced 3 interceptions to defeat the Stapes 18–6. The team would post a 4–6–1 record in 1931, defeating the Giants (once), Dodgers (twice) and the Cleveland Indians.
Decline
In 1932, the Stapes finished dead last, defeating only the Giants and the Chicago Cardinals. Blaine was allowed by the NFL to suspend league play for the upcoming 1933 season. The team continued to lose money in 1933. While the team posted losses against the Giants, Dodgers, Portsmouth Spartans, and Green Bay Packers, it did manage to defeat the newly established Philadelphia Eagles. Doug Wycoff and Bob Campiglio stayed with the Stapes in 1933, but their star player Ken Strong signed with the Giants and helped them win the NFL's Eastern Division championship that season and the NFL league championship in 1934. Blaine went through the formality of getting NFL permission to suspend league operations for the 1934 season. The team played one more season of semi-pro football in 1934 before quietly folding a year later. On June 1935, Blaine's franchise was finally declared forfeit. The franchise's failure can be blamed to a combination of the Great Depression and having too small of a stadium that could never accommodate enough fans to make the team profitable. Therefore, Stapes fans could not afford enough tickets to make a team possible.
(SOURCE: Wikipedia)
SPIRIT IS FINE, SAYS PACKER COACH, AS TEAM DEPARTS FOR GAME AGAINST BEARS SUNDAY
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green
Bay Packers ended their Atlantic City visit here early
this afternoon when they boarded a train for Chicago 
where on Sunday they will give battle to the Bears at
Wrigley field. The famous Wisconsin squad had to step
lively to make connections as the morning practice was
extended a bit while the "Bears" and "Bays" went
through a dummy scrimmage. The "Bears" backfield 
was composed of Coach Lambeau, Doc Fitzgibbons,
Mule Wilson and Arnold Herber. Zuver passed the ball
while Woodin, Perry and some of the others filled in at
the line positions. Coach Lambeau worked both squads
at top speed and every known formation of the Bears,
both on the offense and defense, was given a thorough
once over. The champions are determined to stop
Nagurski and Savoldi at any cost and they figure these
two aggressive Bruins should not be any tougher to handle than Feather and Wiberg of the Giants, Joesting of the Yellowjackets or Strong and Wyckoff of Stapleton...KERN GRANTED RECESS: Bill Kern was granted a 24 hour recess and he left for Pittsburgh Thursday after practice. He is scheduled to rejoin the squad tonight when the Liberty Limited pulls into the smoky city. Jugger Earpe is slated to meet the team in Chicago Saturday morning in time for the practice on one of the Lincoln park gridirons. The stay at the seashore certainly has been beneficial. Except for the cold spell on Tuesday, the weather has been ideal and some of the players did the boardwalk minus their top coats. The aches and pains of the three games in a week have pretty well cleared up and, with but one or two exceptions, the Bays are ready for Halas & Co. The players are wondering how many Green Bay fans will be at the game in Chicago this weekend. Several of the riders have been kidding Mule Wilson about the way Wisconsin follows the Packers. Mule is from Texas and not Missouri but he has to be shown just the same...HERBER HOLDS OWN: Wilson swallowed a lot of the talk but when Dick O'Donnell told Wilson that he would have to dine with the governor - the bubble burst and the good looking southerner is not believing anything anymore. Arnold Herber has done pretty well on the trip. Some of the veterans figured they could lead the "lamb" to slaughter in the card games but evidently they must have taught something else besides advanced algebra and senior English at Green Bay West because the recruit back has been holding his own and "eating apples" at the expense of some of the would-be "Hoyles" in the Packer machine. The next issue of the boardwalk news should be interesting to Green Bay as a number of the Packers were snapped while watching the wild waves rolling in along the ocean shore. Ezra Bell, co-owner of the Hotel Morton, has promised to send a flock of 'em to Packertown when they are issued next month...SPIRIT GOOD: LAMBEAU: Just before leaving here, Coach Lambeau sent this message here: "I have never seen the spirit better on this ball club. Every player is showing the determination to win from the Bears and I think we will providing we are not jinxed by a lot of tough breaks. One thing will help a lot," continued the Bay leader, "and that is a big turnout out of Green Bay fans at the game. After you have been playing away from home amidst strangers for three tough games it will seem pretty good to hear a delegation of Bayites rent the air with a 'Come on Packers - let's go'. This has been a tough season. Every club we faced has been keyed for us and there wasn't a single setup on our whole schedule. Several of the big scores we ran up wasn't due to the weakness of the clubs we faced but due to our own ability to count while the going was good. The defeats at the hands of the Chicago Cards and the New York Giants would have upset the average team but not this year's Packers. Instead the team staged a comeback at Philadelphia and then did wonders at Stapleton. We haven't the championship cinched yet but a win over the Bears in Chicago will do it and that's what we are gunning for and the Packer followers can do their share by flocking to Chicago this weekend as they did for that ever remembered game of Nov. 9, when we came through with a 13 to 12 win in one of the greatest contests ever played by a Green Bay eleven."
PACKERS NEED A DRY FIELD
DECEMBER 6 (Chicago) - If ever the Green Bay Packers needed a dry field, which also means a dry ball, they need it Sunday in their important game with the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field. Unless they have it so that they can pass with customary effectiveness they will probably find themselves like a fighter with one hand tied behind his back. All season long the Packers, just returned from a trip through the east, have done their greatest damage in the air. With a dry ball, which they have fortunately had all season, they have literally passed the enemy to death. They have also gained on the ground, of course, but for their greatest jumps they have almost invariably gone to the air. In the 13 to 12 victory over the Bears a month ago, for instance, they scored both their touchdowns on passes. If the weather were clear down here and the field dry there probably wouldn't be any excuse for a story like this? But it isn't. It is wet underfoot, the skies hold a threat of rain and the weatherman's prediction is far from encouraging. The outlook is for a sloppy Sunday, a sloppy field and a sloppy ball and under these conditions the Bears are prime favorites to win. The Bears, like the Packers, would also prefer a dry field, of course, but if it turns out sloppy than they will be less handicapped than their gold clad rivals. With such powerful ball carries as Bronko Nagurski, Red Grange, Brumbaugh, Litzenicht, Senn, Walquist, Sternaman and Joe Savoldi they form an unquestionably stronger running attack than the Bays. Just as the Packers proved their superiority in the air in the last game, the Bears, by marching down the field to two touchdowns on straight football, proved their power on the ground. A heavy field might slow them down a bit. All right, but this game field would probably cut Green Bays passing attack down to a whisper. It is obvious that the Packers need a dry field to hold their own. Sunday's meeting will be the third this season between these old rivals of professional football. So far as it stands: two to nothing in favor of Green Bay. The Packers won the first game at Green Bay, 7 to 0, and the second down here a month ago, 13 to 12. But in both contests they had some of the toughest going of the season. The 13 to 12 game down here made such a hit with football fans that George Halas, part owner of the Bears, expected a crowd of 25,000 or 30,000 at Sunday's battle.
PAPE AND FRANTA SUSPENDED FOR REMAINDER
OF SEASON; PACKERS PLAN FOR BEAR TILT
DECEMBER 2 (Atlantic City) - The Packers worked out
Tuesday morning in the municipal auditorium which is
said to be the largest of its kind in the country. The floor
space is large enough for a regulation football field and
there are enough seats on the sides and ends to house
a crowd of some 10,000. All the players except Lavvie
Dilweg were out in uniform. The big attorney is still
doctoring his knee but is expected to be back in action
by Wednesday at the latest. Tom Nash returned to the
uniformed contingent and jumped around just as lively
as before the collision with Cagle in the New York Giant
game. A special helmet with a nose guard attached has
been secured for Tom, and, when he takes the field
Sunday against the Bears, he will look something like
the masked marvel, but just the same his damaged 
nose will be thoroughly protected..SQUAD CUT DOWN:
The squad at practice today was cut down a bit as Coach Lambeau has laid off Orin Pape and Chief Franta for the remainder of the season. These two former Minneapolis Red Jackets boarded an 8:55 a.m. train for Chicago and points west. Both players looked fairly good when given a chance to display their gridiron wares but the Green Bay leader figured it best to rely on his "old hands" for the remaining games with the Bears and Portsmouth. It is expected that both Pape and Franta will be ordered to report for practice next September when the Bays start their 1931 grind. The gridders are going in strong for the salt water baths here at the Morton hotel as the three games in eight days were a tough racket on some of the 60-minute men and the steaming ocean water is helping a lot in washing away aches and bruises. Red Sleight, Bill Kern and Wuert Englemann got a bad pounding in the Stapleton fracas...BLOOD STILL ACTIVE: The Packers are determined to look good against the Bears this weekend in the Windy City. Cal Hubbard hit the view of the team right on the head when he said: "We have played punk ball against the Halas-Sternaman outfit in both our starts this season and it is about time that we showed 'em just how good a championship team really is." The national champions are still chuckling over Johnny Blood's latest stunt. As a matter of fact, some of the Lincoln hotel employees will probably talk about if for some time. It was about noon on Monday and Johnny asked for some ice water. The service was too slow for his liking so he stepped into action himself. Johnny took a taxi to an icehouse down near the battery, purchased a 100 pound chunk of the frozen H2O and rode it back in the cab to the hotel. At the entrance, he pulled a Red Grange by hoisting the chunk to his shoulder and parading it through the lobby to the elevator and then up to his room on the twelfth floor. Managers and assistant managers of the hotel went into a huddle immediately and then there was a sprint to the vagabond halfback's room...DEPOSITS ICE IN ROOM: When they arrived, Blood had deposited the ice in the bath tub and he was having all the cold water he wanted. The situation was amusing to everybody except Johnny who voiced a complaint to the Lincoln "army" that their boast about service was all the bunk. Blood cooled off plenty before train time and got his ice money back in the New York-Atlantic City poker game. The following compliment to the Packers was paid by Red Cagle in a signed story by Roger Birtwell in the New York Telegram Monday. "A professional football player, Christian Kenner Cagle by name, sat in an uptown apartment today looking for all the world as if he had just emerged from the battle of Antietam instead of a mere game of football between the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. 'I collected more injuries in a week of pro playing than I ever did in a season at West Point,' he declared. 'But I rather enjoy the pro game. The players make far fewer mistakes and there is a lot more satisfaction in working a play against a pro team than against a bunch of college boys.'...PACKERS GREATEST TEAM: " 'They tackle you much harder in the pro racket. That is judging by the three games I have played. But the pros don't pile on you the way the college boys do. That prevents a lot of injuries.' " 'Are you going to stick with the pros,' the former Army star was asked. 'If they will let me,' he replied. 'There ought to be three or four more years of football in me. I still enjoy the game just as much as I did when I was a 15-year old kid scrimmaging around the sandlots down south.' "" 'Which was the best football team you ever played against?' Cagle was asked. " 'The Green Bay Packers,' he replied. 'I never dreamed there could have been a team so good. Imagine a line of seven men weighing between 210 and 250 pounds and all of them fast, agile and certain of their moves. This Wisconsin team was way ahead of the college teams I ever have faced. No wonder they are the national champions.' "
PLAN A CELEBRATION FOR PACKER TEAM
DECEMBER 3 (Green Bay) - So sure are Green Bay Packer fans that the famous Wisconsin eleven will again win the championship in the NFL, that Wednesday Richard F. Malia, secretary of the Association of Commerce, called a meeting for Thursday to consider plans for the team's homecoming. The Association of Commerce preferred to wait until after the Bear game in Chicago next Sunday, but the fans would have none of that. They wanted to launch the plans now as they "know" the Packers will defeat the Chicago aggregation. Last year when the Packers won the championship, the fans raised $5,000 for them and gave it to the players at a big civic celebration.
BEARS TO PLAY JOE SAVOLDI
DECEMBER 3 (Chicago) - Jumping Joe Savoldi, the former Notre Dame star, will keep on playing with the Chicago Bears. Although the Bears were fined $1,000 for alleged violation of the league rule which prohibits the employment of a college player until his class is graduated, the Bear management said they would keep playing him. They have appealed the case to the league's board of executives. Savoldi will play against the league-leading Green Bay Packers at Wrigley Field Sunday.
MULE WILSON, FORMER N.Y. HALF, JOINS PACKER ELEVEN; PLAYERS GIVEN LONG DRILL
DECEMBER 3 (Atlantic City, NJ) - Fay (Mule) Wilson, former New York Giant halfback, joined the Packers here this morning and went through a long stiff practice with the national champions at Bader field in a temperature low enough to make all the gridders wonder what they did with their summer savings. Whitey Woodin very aptly called the turn as he got out of the bus at Bader field when he yelled, "turn on the heat, I thought this was a year round summer resort. Gulf stream breezes, bah", and all the players agreed with him. It was necessary to take to the outdoors again as the dirt is being removed from the indoor football gridiron at the auditorium to make way for a program of winter sports. The football field is to be turned into a mammoth ice rink...STARTED WITH BUFFALO: Getting back to Wilson, Coach Lambeau figures he will be a valuable addition to the club in 1931, and, if necessary, he can be used in the remaining contests this season. Wilson weighs close to 200 pounds. He was a dash specialist during his college days at Texas A and M. Mule played three years of varsity football in the Longhorn state and was picked as a halfback on the 1924 and '25 all-Southern teams. He started his pro career with Buffalo in 1926. In the fall of 1927, the Texan was purchased by the New York Giants. He carried on for Doc March's crew until two weeks ago when Manager Andrews cut him off after Red Cagle joined the club. When Wilson was discarded by the Giants, he immediately applied for a job with the Bays but Coach Lambeau kept him on the fence for a few days. In the meantime, Stapleton grabbed him off as a free lance artist. Mule refused to sign a contract with the Stapes as he wanted to come with the Bays...HELPED STAPES WIN: Wilson helped the Stapes beat Brooklyn, 6 to 0, and then in the Islanders' game against the Giants he ran wild. It was his individual efforts that paved the way for the Wyckoff-Strong combination to put the skids under New York by a 7-6 count. Wilson performed splendidly with the Islanders in the Green Bay game last Sunday. The Packers' newest addition is a resident of Honey Grove, Texas. He is 28 years old and is one of the best triple threat artists in the postgraduate football world. He is a good open field runner and passes well. While with the Giants, he did very little kicking due to Benny Friedman's educated toe. However, in this morning's practice, he was punting as well as Herber, Blood and Lewellen besides clicking on some dropkicks from near the 30 yard territory. His key name - Mule - might have come from his kicking but Cal Hubbard who was a teammate of Wilson with the Giants in 1927 and '28 claimed the players wished Mule on the Texan because he always ran along with Horse Haggerty, another Giant backfield luminary...THORPE PRAISES TEAM: Among the visitors at the resort this week is Tom Thorpe, one of the leading football officials in the East, who worked the Bays' argument with Stapleton. The week before in New York, Thorpe was a spectator at the game between the Packers and Giants. The former All-American from Columbia claims this was the best exhibition of football he ever witnessed and he has seen a lot of them as he has been officiating for 20 years. Thorpe was asked about the play which the Packers went over the goal line when Referee Tommy Hughitt raised his hands signifying a touchdown only to have head linesman John Reardon discount it all by tooting his horn after the play had ended with the declaration that the front line of both teams were offside. Officials stick together like bricklayers or plumbers and all Thorpe would say was that it is the duty of an official to blow his whistle immediately upon seeing an infraction of the rules, instead of waiting until the play has ended. There are 11 Packer players who were in the game at the time who claim this is just what the head linesman failed to do...DERBY CLUB GROWS: Thorpe passed off the discussion by saying: "What's the difference now. You are at the top of the heap and I know you won't lose if you continue to launch the same savage offense as in the Stapleton game. I never saw such forward passing in my life and it seemed as if every player that went into the game handled himself as well as his predecessor. Several weeks ago I read a story in one of the New York papers about Green Bay being the pro team with the college spirit. At that time I had my doubts, I didn't think this could be possible but after seeing the club in two games I frankly confess I have changes my mind." The Packers' Derby club is getting larger every day. Tom Nash was the pioneer in the "cady" movement. Then Mike Michalske and Jugger Earpe got on the stiff hat bandwagon. Bowdoin was next to fall in line and then along came McCrary, Englemann and Zuver. Of course, the appearance of these "kettles" stirred up some comment but nothing compared to the outburst when Lavvie Dilweg dove into the hotel with a model Z type. Red Dunn let out one of his copyrighted chuckles, which must have been heard back in Milwaukee. When the excitement subsided, one prominent Milwaukee insurance man was seen disappearing around the hotel corner being closely pursued by Jerry Clifford's law partner, who sore knee and all was getting over ground like he was late to Judge Monahan's courtroom. Peace was declared a half hour later and the two Marquette grades returned arm in arm. Lavvie's derby was still intact while Red Dunn insisted he wouldn't wear one of those funny looking things on a bet.
DECIDE THURSDAY ON PACKER TEAM'S HOMECOMING PLANS
DECEMBER 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Plans for
the homecoming of the Green Bay Packers will be 
made at a meeting of the Association of Commerce and
Packer followers at the Beaumont hotel tomorrow. The
meeting has been arranged by R.F. Malia, secretary of
the Association, in response to widespread demands,
and while many letters have been mailed out to those
believed to be particularly interested. Any Packer fan
who is interested will be welcomed to the meeting. All
plans for the celebration, whatever form it is to take, will
originate in the meeting, as no preconceived ideas on
the subject have been announced, it is said. There will
be some discussion as to whether the event should be
held upon the return of the champions next week, or
whether it should be held after the Portsmouth game
the following Sunday, as this is one of the matters to be decided tomorrow.
PACKERS SIGN MULE WILSON
DECEMBER 4 (Green Bay) - Mule Wilson, former New York Giants halfback, has been signed by the Green Bay Packers to play against the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Sunday afternoon. Wilson was released by the Giants three weeks ago to make room for Red Cagle, and as a free agent hooked up with Stapleton. He helped the Stapes turn back the Giants last week and then being free signed a Packer contract when it was offered to him. Wilson was an all-southern halfback while at Texas in 1924 and 1925.
CITIZENS' COMMITTEE WILL RAISE $5,000 FOR PACKERS
DECEMBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A public reception will be held at the Columbus Community club, Monday evening, December 15, at 9 o'clock for the championship Packer football team, upon its return from the Portsmouth, O., game. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, a public banquet will be held for the Packers and their wives at the Beaumont hotel at 6 o'clock p.m. A purse of $5,000 to be raised by public subscription will also be given to the champions. All of this was decided upon at a meeting of Green Bay Packer fans at the Beaumont hotel at noon today. There was  much discussion pro and con before a definite program was finally mapped out, but once it was decided upon everyone of the 35 fans presented gave it their wholehearted support and promised to do something possible to make it a success...50 CENTS ADMISSION: An admission charge of 50 cents will be made for the civic reception at the Columbus club. Following the reception at which a short program will be given there will be a dance. All of the players will be on hand for the reception. Tickets for the banquet the following night will cost $2.50, the same as last year, $1.50 of which will be for the meal and the balance will go into the fund for the players or to help defray the expenses of the banquet. The championship banquet in 1929 was attended by more than 450 persons. The proceeds from the Columbus club reception will be put into the $5,000 players fund, it was decided. The fans present at the meeting today felt that the $5,000 fund should be raised and that the players were entitled to it because of their unprecedented feat of winning two championships in a row. Of course if the Packers lost the next two games with the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans, respectively, the fund will not be presented. Instead it will be returned to the donors. Few at the meeting, however, but were confident that the big Green Bay pro eleven would win one of its two next games...SHOULD SHOW APPRECIATION: "Green Bay should show its appreciation for the great record made by the Packer players," said A.B. Turnbull, former president of the Green Bay Football corporation. "They have won the championship two years in succession, something no other club has ever done. The Packers are a great advertising medium for Green Bay and we should continue to keep them in the limelight. We can do this by assuring the team that we are all behind it and that we are grateful for their efforts in our behalf." Dr. W.W. Kelly, former president of the Football corporation, and Lee H. Joanne, president of the club now, both spoke along similar lines as did Joseph Martin, attorney, J.M. Conway, of the Hoberg Paper and Fiber company, and several others...COMMITTEE NAMED: Richard F. Malia, secretary of the Association of Commerce, who called the meeting upon the insistence of Packer fans, was chairman of the session and was empowered by the group to appoint an executive committee of five to outline plans for the reception and banquet and the raising of the $5,000 fund. The personnel of the committee will be as follows: R.A. North, Don Daube, Frank H. Logda, Louis Peal and Frank P. Vaughan. This committee will start functioning at once and announcement will be made tomorrow as to where donations to the fund may be sent. All donations will be purely voluntary and the committee hopes that it will have several thousand contributors as was the case last year. The names of those contributors will be published daily.
PACKERS HOLD LONG PRACTICE FOR BEAR TILT
DECEMBER 4 (Atlantic City, NJ) - The Packers have
been attracting considerable attention in Atlantic City 
and so far as the limelight goes, they are giving the 
New Jersey grange a run for their money. The Skeeter
state farmers and farmerettes are here about 600 strong
and most of them are quartered at the Hotel Marion.
However, the ruralites are not bothering the Badgers 
much as several of the Notre Dame formations have
proven of great assistance to Lambeau & Co in wending
their way into the dining room when the gong rings. Bo
Molenda and Boob Darling are generally among the first
answering the dining room call with Red Sleight and Jim
Bowdoin close on their heels. Johnny Blood has missed
the spotlight for once. Wednesday afternoon, the Bays
had their pictures taken on the boardwalk in their
civilian instead of their gridiron togs. All the players
were told to be on hand promptly at 3 o'clock and the
only one missing was Johnny...PLAYING PING PONG:
He put in an appearance after the picture shooting was
over. Sir Johnny claimed he was playing ping pong with
a couple of the "grangers" and the contest was so
exciting that he forgot all about his picture date. Both
Atlantic City papers have their scribes camping on the
heels of the pro footballers and several feature stories
have been published. The Bays' morning practice has
been drawing fair-sized crowds as the seashore gridiron followers all seem to be interested in knowing how the men go though their daily dozen. One of the veterans tried to get Arnold Herber to pass a helmet around in hopes of getting enough money for a fish supper at the Oyster Palace but the former West High star is "dumb like a fox" and he turned down the request, remarking that he didn't like perch anyway. Ideal weather was on tap for the Packers' workout this morning and Coach Lambeau put the boys through a longer drill than usual. The bag of tricks has received several new formations which may be used against the Bears in Chicago Sunday...POINT FOR GAME: "Let's make Savoldi wish he was playing with us" has replaced the "Bear the Bears" battle cry in the Green Bay camp. All the players agree that Sunday's fracas will be the game of the season and there isn't one of them who wouldn't bet his salary for the week and then some that the Halas-Sternaman combination will take it on the chin again this weekend. However, Coach Lambeau isn't counting his chickens until they are hatched. The Bay leaders is still worried about Dilweg, Sleight and Kern. These three gridders are still nursing injuries and there may be some doubt about them starting the game, although it is pretty near a sure bet that all will see action against the Chicagoans. Special stress is being laid on the kicking end. Red Dunn, Bo Molenda and Whitey Woodin have been putting in some overtime periods placekicking the ball through the uprights. Blood, Herber and Lewellen have been arching punts far down the field while the other backs and ends have chased after the receivers. Mike Michalske has been doing well in his kickoff specialty. One of his opening boots in the Stapleton game sailed across the goal line...FACES CUTTING PROBLEM: The Packer leader faces quite a problem cutting his squad to 20 eligible men for the Bear argument as every member of the squad is more than anxious to take a hand in the encounter. Coach Lambeau has 22 players now available for duty. This means two will have to stay out of uniform. According to information received from the National league headquarters in Columbus, it is likely that President Joe F. Carr will be among those present in Chicago this Sunday. The executive has been attending the minor league baseball conference in Montreal all week but is hopeful of reaching the Illinois metropolis Sunday morning. The same announcement from Columbus carried the news that Bobby Cahn would referee the Bear game with Lloyd Scott of Milwaukee serving as umpire and Wilfred Smith of Chicago taking charge of the line sticks. Another workout is scheduled for Friday morning but it will be just a signal drill as there is a lot of packing to be done before the team leaves at 1:55 p.m. for North Philadelphia, which is the first leg of the hop back to Chicago. At North Philadelphia, the team's special Pullman is attached to a Harrisburg, Pa., train. On reaching the Penn State capital, the national champions' private car is transferred to the Liberty Limited, one of the crack Pennsy trains, which is scheduled to arrive in Chicago, Saturday at 9 a.m. Upon reaching the Windy City, the Packers will hesitate to the Drake hotel and jump into their monkey togs for a workout on one of the Lincoln park gridirons, the permit for which was secured through the courtesy of the hotel management.
EXCURSIONS PLANNED
DECEMBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Both the Milwaukee Road and the Chicago and Northwestern railroad have put excursion rates into effect for fans of Green Bay and vicinity who wish to go to Chicago for the Bear-Packer football game that will practically decide the 1930 National league championship. Indications are that several hundred Wisconsin fans will take advantage of the reduced fares for the trip. On the Northwestern road, excursion rates are good on trains leaving at 12:30, 2:40, 6:30, 7 and 9:50 a.m. Saturday and 2:40 and 4:05 p.m. Saturday and 12:30. 2:40, and 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Returning trains will leave Chicago at 5, 6 and 9:30 p.m. The Milwaukee road excursion rates are good on trains leaving at 1:34 and 7 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:35 and 7 a.m. Sunday. Returning trains will leave at 5 and 10:15 p.m. Sunday.
SEND PACKER DONATIONS TO PRESS-GAZETTE OFFICE
DECEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Detailed plans for the homecoming of the Green Bay Packers, National Professional Football champions of the world, were to be completed today by the Citizens Executive committee appointed at the general meeting held under the auspices of the Association of Commerce yesterday. The announcement of the committee tomorrow will acquaint people with where they may purchase tickets to the reception and dance to be held in the Columbus club auditorium, Monday evening, Dec. 15, and also where reservations may be made for the banquet to be held in the Beaumont hotel, Thursday evening, Nov. 16. In the meantime the announcement was made that gifts to the $5,000 fund to be raised and presented to the world champions as a community appreciation will be received at the Press-Gazette. R.A. North, general chairman, stated that all contributions to the fund will be acknowledged by publication, and that since the committee wished to have the total on hand available for publication on the day of receipt, it was decided to have the contributions sent directly to the Press-Gazette...WANT TO
RAISE $5,000: "The proposal to raise $5,000 for the Packers was advanced by those who appreciate the value to the community of such advertising as the Packers have earned," Mr. North said today. "They are hundreds of people in Green Bay who feel that they want to do something for the men who have so ably represented this city on the gridiron, and this is their opportunity. There are people in Green Bay who are Packer fans, but who at the present time may be out of work, we do not expect them to contribute to this fund. It is a purely voluntary matter, but we expect it will be a success. The Packers have gone through a grueling football schedule, and have taken more physical punishment than most people could take and live. They have made Green Bay known throughout the nation, and have won advertising for Green Bay and Green Bay industries that cannot be valued adequately. When they come back home we are confident that they will be national champions for the second time, and will hold a record no other team ever held. It is up to the people of Green Bay to turn out and show their appreciation of what this team has done for the city, and I know that Green Bay people will respond." The Citizens executive committee which includes Chairman North, Donald O. Daube, Frank H. Bogda, Louis Peel and Frank P. Vaughan, went "into a huddle" at noon today to perfect a working organization...ARRIVE 8:30 P.M. MONDAY: There will be no change in the general plants it was said. The Packers will arrive in Northwestern Station Monday evening, Dec. 15, at 8:30 o'clock where the public gathered a year ago by thousands to greet them. Buses will be provided through the Union Bus station to take the players from the train to the Columbus club auditorium for the public reception. The Columbus club is cooperating with the committee in providing the auditorium gratis for this purpose. A program will be offered, and later there will be dancing. The committee has agreed upon a charge of 50 cents per person at the reception. The money raised in this manner will be turned over to the Packer fund. The following evening the banquet will be held at the Beaumont hotel. Tickets for the banquet will sell for $2.50 each. One dollar of this amount will be used to pay for the dinner of the guests of honor, and to swell the players fund.