PACKER-FRANKFORD GRID TILT WILL HAVE MILITARY TINGE; EXPECT ANOTHER BIG CROWD
OCT 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There will be a military tinge to the Frankford Yellowjacket-Packer football game at the City stadium Sunday afternoon as several hundred delegates to the Reserve Officers' association, Wisconsin department, here for the state convention will be among the spectators. Major General Frank Parker, commander Sixth Corps area, United States army is planning to attend the contest as a guest of the local reserve officers group along with Adjt. Gen. Ralph M. Immel, Wisconsin national guard, Madison; Col. Roy Farrand, president of St. John's Military academy and commander of the Wisconsin department, American Legion, and Wheeler P. Bloodgood, state civilian aide to the secretary of war...GUARD MOUNT ARRANGED: Out of courtesy to the visiting officers a guard mount has been arranged between halves. Participating in this military maneuver will be a detail from Battery B, 121st field artillery, Wisconsin national guard, under the command of Capt. Ross J. Quatsoe and the Legion band. This is an imposing ceremony and the spectators are urged to keep their seats during the intermission period. Another big crowd is forecast for Sunday's game as the successful sweep of the Packers over such strong opponents as the Chicago Cardinals and Bears and New York Giants has greatly increased the interest in the national champions and football fans for miles around are flocking here to see Coach Lambeau's men in action...HAS PRAISE FOR GREEN BAY: "It was as great a spectacle as I have ever laid eyes on," commented Albert Fricke, a former Green Bay resident, who is now engaged in the bond business in Chicago, in a letter to the Green Bay Football corporation. "For years I have been following the fortunes of the Packers with unusual interest, I have never missed a game that the Green Bay eleven has played in Chicago but this last Sunday was the first time that I had been able to attend the contest in the 'old hometown'. And I was amazed at everything I saw. For football, your park cannot be improved upon. The stands are located so close to the playing field that every seat in the City stadium is ideal. The crowd certainly surprised me. I had read about 10,000 crowds at Green Bay but I thought this was a bit of newspaper padding. However, when I viewed the hundreds of autos parked for blocks around the field and gazed upon the solid rows of humanity in the big stands, I could not help but think what professional football has done for Green Bay. The enthusiasm of the crowd made an impression upon me also. True enough it seemed as if everybody was pulling for Green Bay yet the spectators were fair enough to applaud the brilliant plays of Benny Friedman and his players. The college atmosphere certainly was on tap more so than at any professional game that I have ever witnessed and I am sure that the shout of victory re-echoed for miles around when the final whistle blew. One enthusiastic spectator sitting next to me threw his hat in the air, pounded me on the back, shouting 'Hurrah, hurrah for our Packers' and a minute or two later, I heard him say to his companion, 'let's stick around and celebrate awhile before heading back to Stambaugh.' Evidently our Packers are claimed by upper Michigan as well as Wisconsin. More power to them. This football club is Green Bay's greatest asset. I, too, am proud of our Packers."
JOHNNY BLOOD INJURED
OCT 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Johnny Blood, star halfback on the Packer professional football eleven, is in a local hospital as a result of injuries received in Sunday's game. Blood was injured when he was tackled by two players and in some manner his elbow was shoved into his side, either bruising or rupturing a kidney. At the time of the injury, Blood felt some pain, but paid no attention to it. Monday morning the pain became intense and Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, ordered him to the hospital. This morning, Dr. Kelly announced that Blood would be in the hospital for sometime. Another X-ray will be taken today in an effort to determine the exact nature of his injuries and it is expected that by Thursday it will be known just how long he will have to stat in the hospital. Blood received the injury a few minutes before he caught Dunn's pass and made a 55-yard run through a broken field against the Giants.
will undergo an operation for punctured kidney, received last Sunday in the game against the New York Giants. His injury is described as serious, but physicians have no fears for his recovery, the announcement stated. According to G.W. Calhoun, secretary for the Packers, Blood was kicked shortly before making his 55-yard run with a pass to defeat the Giants, 14 to 7, Sunday. The injury did not bother Blood until he reported for practice Tuesday and then became so painful that he could not continue. When the pain failed to stop Wednesday the attending doctor ordered an operation. Blood's loss will be a decided blow to the title hopes of the Packers, who are bent on repeating their championship feat of a year ago. Blood was one of the main cogs in the machine and with Dunn, Lewellen and Molenda completed the Packers' "Four Mules" - the backs who have successfully solved every defense put up against them this year.