Lawrence college coach and erstwhile Packer backfield luminary all will bring their message to the crowd of today from the Packer stars of yesterday. Many Green Bay men who aided in starting the Packers on their way up the National Professional league leader will be in attendance with the homecoming group...MATHYS FOOTBALL EXECUTIVE: Charlie Mathys, who was the Packers' brilliant quarterback before E. Pidney Purdy and then John (Red) Dunn stepped on the scene, will again mingle with his teammates of yesterday in an official capacity as he is now vice-president of the Green Bay Football Corporation. Buts Hayes, former Marquette player, will be on hand, as will Gus Rosenow, ex-Packer halfback and now a teacher at West High School; Fee Klaus, another local product; Carl Zoll, famous in wrestling circle but also remembered for his work in an early Packer line; John Desjardins, another lineman; Wally Ladrow, Joe Secord, Andy Muldoon, Herman Martell, Wally Nieman, Reggie Dwyer and Al Michaels, former property manager of the "Big Bay Blues". Then other invitations have been sent all over the east and middle west, asking former Packer players to return for the third annual homecoming celebration. Sammy Powers has been asked to drop in from Marinette, while Cowboy Wheeler is almost certain to drive over from his Algoma residence for the day's game. Fans also will remember Jack Harris, one-time Badger captain, who could play any position on the team and who is now interested in a Chicago bus line, instead of the old-time lines he used to puncture in the pro league...BASING AND SCHMAEHL: Myrt Basing, plunging fullback and ex-Lawrence star, is working for the University of Wisconsin extension division in Milwaukee, and he has been cordially invited to attend Sunday's celebration. Art Schmael, who helped to launch the Packers during their first year in the National league, is another prominent fullback of days gone by. He is employed by the city of Chicago. O-Jay Larsen, coach at Loyola University, Chicago; George Abramson, ex-Minnesota guard now in Chicago; Frank Mayer, Notre Dame guard who is coaching at St. Mary's College, Minnesota; Tiny Cahoon, West De Pere mentor; Rosie Rosatti, Vulcan, Mich., mining engineer; Pahl Davis, former Marquette star of Oconto and husky Mitt Wilson, who played both football and baseball in Green Bay and who is now athletic director at Hammond, Indiana High School, may be in the homecoming crowd on Sunday...O'BOYLE, ENRIGHT, HAYES: A trio of hard-hitting Notre Dame stars - Harry O'Doyle, Rex Enright and Dave Hayes - have been asked to renew their old acquaintances with the homecoming as a long-awaited excuse. All are now coaching. Two members of the Milwaukee Badgers, another pro eleven, have been sent invitations; these are Tillie Voss and Clem Neacy. Red Smith of Combined Locks, who has done considerable traveling around the National league and is now coach at Seton Hall, and Tommy Mills, Illinois star who is teaching fundamentals of the gridiron game at Grove City College, Pennsylvania, also hold invitations. Homecoming bids have also been mailed to John McAuliffe, Dukes Durford, Marty Norton, Walter Jean, Dutch Hendrian, Jimmy Crowley and a host of other gridiron stars who all done their bit in professional football for Green Bay back in the old days when a 3,500 crowd was a humdinger.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - LOOK OUT FOR THE JACKETS
OCTOBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Minneapolis Red Jackets possess plenty of power and lots of fight and are going to win many games in the National league this year. You can take the word of Capt. E.L. Lambeau of the Packers for that prediction. "Minneapolis gave us the toughest fight we have had this year," Capt. Lambeau said in discussing the game last night. "We didn't dare experiment with any of our new men like we did in other games this year, and had to keep working for everything we got. Up until late in the final period, the Jackets were dangerous and we feared any minute that Pape or Miller would break loose and dash for a touchdown. Our men played the best football of the year to win. They didn't have an idle minute the entire afternoon. It was a harder fight than we had against the New York Giants a few weeks ago. Minneapolis has some mighty good men this year. Joesting is playing better ball than ever and Pape and Miller are valuable additions to the backfield. Barrager, a center on the Jacket team this year who comes from the Pacific coast, is one of the best looking men we have been called on to face."...Jugger Earpe, veteran Packer center who played against Barrager most of the time last Sunday, also added a few good words for the Gopher pivot man: "That baby is tough," Jugger said. "He makes you know you were in a ball game. He has got a lot of good men to work with and we had all we could do to take them."...Whitey Woodin, another Packer veteran who saw considerable service against the Jackets, also has a lot of respect for the team. Whitey said that the Gopher line was the best of many years and that Pharmer, Pape and Joesting made up a great combination in the backfield...The Red Jackets play double wingback formations with double and triple passes behind the line of scrimmage. Most of their plays are similar to those first used by Pop Warner on the coast and now taken up by many teams throughout the country. The plays do not possess a lot of power as they rely on deception more than anything else for successful completion. Both running plays and forward passes can be completed from practically the same formations. It isn't easy to use double and triple passes at any time as the timing must be perfect and the ball handled smoothly, so it is small wonder that the Jackets fumbled frequently last Sunday when the mercury wandered down to the 20-degree mark. Cold hands and the Warner style of play do not go together. But give the Jackets some warm weather and let them begin working their plays with precision and they are sure to get somewhere this year. Once they get men like Pape and Miller into the open they will be hard to stop. However, the Packers have linemen who know how to play a defensive game against any formation ever invented, so they are waiting for another shot at the Gophers and think they can show them a few things about offense, too.