GREEN BAY CELEBRATES FOR ITS GRID CHAMPS
DEC 15 (Green Bay) - Green Bay, as a city, will attempt to outdo itself Monday night in welcoming Curly Lambeau's conquering football heroes, who Sunday afternoon won their second straight national championship by holding the Portsmouth Spartans to a 6 to 6 tie. Anticipating a victory or at least a tie Packer fans made all arrangements for a riotous homecoming before the team hit south for its final game. Roy North of the Green Bay Association of Commerce is in charge of the welcome. The Packers will arrive in Green Bay Monday night at 8:30 o' clock over the Northwestern road. Red lights along the railroad's thoroughfare will show the way the last few miles. At the station, all Packer fans have been invited to welcome the squad, and if they turn out this year as they did in 1929, this will mean five or six thousand at least. Home again, the players will be taken to the Columbus Community club where Mayor John Diener and members of the council will officially welcome them to the Bay. Tuesday night the civic banquet in honor of the team will be held at the Beaumont Hotel with George Little, athletic director, University of Wisconsin; Jim Masker, Big Ten official; city officials, and the team, of course, as guests. With so many persons getting up and telling the world all about it the celebration will probably last until the last milkman has made his way home. Distribution will also be made here of the $5,000 purse raised by Packer fans for their heroes. The party Tuesday will bring the curtain down on the season, the second straight in which the Packers have smashed through to the national championship. A few days later and the men who carried Green Bay's banners over the ramparts so successfully will scatter all over the country. Paul Fitzgibbons, halfback, a graduate of Creighton and Rush medical school, will hike out to the west coast where on January 1 he will begin his internship in the Los Angeles General Hospital. Johnny Blood, the vagabond halfback, will return to his home in Minneapolis for awhile and then probably hit the ever beckoning trail. The vagabond says he would like to see the pyramids of Egypt and as likely as not he will make his way there. Verne Lewellen, halfback and district attorney of Brown County, will remain in the Bay of course. He was only recently re-elected to a two-year term. Tom Nash, end, Washington, Georgia, will return to his home in the south to wait the coming of the baseball season. A member of the Asheville club in the Sally League last year Nash was purchased by the New York Giants last summer and will report to them in Florida in February. Richard O'Donnell, end, one of the oldest men on the club, will also stay in Green Bay. He owns "The Spot", a recreation parlor. Red Dunn, quarterback, will be back in Milwaukee for a few days, briefcase in hand and ready to sell insurance policies of all sizes. Hurdis McCrary of Bricknell, Ind., a graduate of Georgia, will remain in Green Bay and start work the first of the year in the offices of Hoberg Paper Mills, and Arnie Herber, a Green Bay boy, will also stay home to resume his work with a De Pere beverage company. So will Dave Zuidmulder, another Green Bay produce who works for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad. Bo Molenda likes California's sunshine, so after the banquet he and his wife will head to Los Angeles. Bo plays winter baseball on the coast. He is a pitcher. He plays semi-pro ball in Detroit during the summer. "There ain't a spot like Texas," croons Mule Wilson, recent addition to the club. Mule, a graduate of Texas Aggies, will help his father manage the family ranch at Honey Creek, Tex. Wuert Englemann of Miller, S.D., likes it so well in Green Bay he intended to stay here through the winter. Claude Perry, tackle, of Jasper, Ala., will also remain in the north. He sells insurance at Green Bay. Lavvie Dilweg, end, Marquette, Jugger Earpe, center, Monmouth, and Whitey Woodin, guard, Marquette, will also remain at the Bay. Dilweg is a lawyer, Earpe a bond salesman and Woodin a sales manager of an automobile company. Cal Hubbard will return to his home in Pittsburgh to await the start of another baseball season. He is an umpire and a good one, so good that the International League wants him to work next summer. He worked in the Sally League last season. Bill Kern, tackle, will also go to Pittsburgh. Mike Michalske, guard, will also spend the winter, spring and summer helping his father run a trucking business in Cleveland. It's no snap, either, because the company operates 112 trucks. Bernie Darling, center; Red Sleight, tackle; and Jim Bowdoin, guard, all now call Green Bay their home. Darling works in an insurance agency, Bowdoin for a construction company and Sleight for a constructional engineering company. Merle Zuver, who taught school at Ironton last summer, plans to return to the University of Nebraska where he will take up medicine. Which leaves only Curly Lambeau, the coach. Curly is in the insurance business and after a season like this business ought to boom. So to the four winds they will scatter for nine months. Early September will find them dropping their pencils, or briefcases, or cranes, or whatever they use, however,. and beating back to Green Bay. Football is in their blood. They like it.
PACKERS AFTER NEW PLAYERS
DEC 15 (Portsmouth, OH) - There was too much excitement in the Green Bay camp Sunday night after the 6 to 6 tie with Portsmouth to talk about prospects for 1931. It isn't any secret, however, that some of the boys have played their last game in Packer spangles. As in any other sport, a team in football can't go on forever. Age takes its toll. The Packers know this and, as likely as not, they will break up this year's combination with some radical changes. Nothing definite has been done about lining up new players for 1931, but the Packers have started to look over the field. George Van Biber, Purdue's tackle, has caught their eye, as have also Dodd, Tennessee's sensational young quarterback; Milo Lubratovich of Wisconsin; Singleton, Alabama tackle; Leo Jensvold, Iowa's flashy halfback; Red Bultman, Marquette center, and one or two Notre Dame boys. To get a better line on some of the stars, Coach Curly Lambeau may go to the cost during the holidays for the All-Star East-West game. Lambeau was not satisfied with the blocking his backs did in general, and he plans to improve this next fall by starting practice 10 days or two weeks earlier