second play, Lew went over tackle for a three-yard gain. McCrary added seven more yards on a hard plunge over the weak side for a first down on the Gopher eight yard line. Lidberg picked up three yards then added two more on thrusts at center. Again Lewellen called play for Lidberg and the husky fullback smashed through a hole opened by Zuver and Darling for a touchdown. Herber's try for the extra point again was high enough but wide of the posts and the Packers had a 12 to 0 lead.
After the touchdown, Herber passed to Nash for a 30 yard gain to put the ball on the Gopher 21 yard line and Molenda picked up eight yards on center plunges but the Packers drew a 25 yard penalty for harsh words to the officials, and a pass was intercepted by Erickson to end the threat. In the third period, Herber took a punt on his own 40 yard line and started down the field. Three Gopher men loomed in his way but Fitzgibbons with a fine block, took them out of the play and Herber continued on to the Jacket 32 yard line. Herber then dropped back and heaved a pass to Fitzgibbons who caught the ball on the 20 yard line and outran two Gopher secondary men for a touchdown. Molenda sent a placekick squarely between the bars for the extra point, ending the scoring for the day. The Packers went down into Minneapolis territory again in the fourth period when Zuidmulder, Molenda and Lewellen contributed some good gains, but they lost the ball on downs when deep in the Minneapolis ground.
MINNEAPOLIS -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY   -  6  6  7  0 - 19
1st - GB - Lewellen, 1-yard run (Herber kick failed) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Lidberg, 2-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 12-0
3rd - GB - Fitzgibbon, 28-yard pass from Herber (Molenda kick) GREEN BAY 19-0
1930 season. Dr. Harry A. March, president of the New York Giants, who probably knows postgraduate football as well as anybody in the country, rightfully termed the Portsmouth backfield a "$100,000 backfield" adding that the only thing he was thankful for was "that he didn't have to fill out their weekly salary checks". Bull Behman, coach of the Frankford Yellowjackets, who has seen professional footballer come and go for the past 10 years, claims he never saw a group to the equal of the Portsmouth backfield. Speaking of the game in Portsmouth when his club took it on the nose 39 to 7, Behman said: "It seemed as if every back that was substituted was better than the man he replaced. McLain hits the line like Tony Latone while Glassgow looked to me like the second edition of Tony Plansky. And don't forget this Father Lumpkin is a pretty tough cookie to stop."...RECORD OF MEN: Here is a brief description of the Spartans' quartet of backfielders and their individual records show why they can easily be placed in the $100,000 class. Byron Eby, rated as the greatest backfield star produced at Ohio State since the days of Chick Harley. The former Buckeye is an outstanding field manager and runs back punts in a manner very similar to Two-Bits Homan of the Frankford Yellowjackets. Eby weighs 185 pounds and this is his first year in the National league. Father Lumpkin hails from Georgia Tech. This is his second year with the Spartans and he is continuing his brilliant work that made him the talk of the country after the California Tournament of Roses game in January 1929, against Stanford. Lumpkin is the handy man of the backfield as he gits in at every position. He is a 220 pounder...BENNETT WINS AWARD: Chuck Bennett was awarded the Chicago Tribune trophy for being the most valuable player in 1928 Western Conference football. He was a three year varsity halfback at Indiana. Bennett is one of the fastest men on the team. He weighs 190 pounds.  Following in the footsteps of Bennett, Willis Glassgow of Iowa won the Tribune Big Ten cup in 1929. Next to Benny Friedman, Glassgow is the highest priced player in professional football. Glassgow is a triple threat artist but specializes in punting. He tips the scale at 190. Mayes McLain, who played with the Haskell Indians before enrolling at Iowa, is a 250 pound fullback. The big fellow is a wonder at backing up a line and is generally good for yardage when on the offensive. McLain tossed several 60-yard forward passes in the game against Philadelphia. Last season he starred for the Olympic club in San Francisco...LEWIS AT FULLBACK: Tiny Lewis, a mere 210 pounder, is credited with being the best fullback in Northwestern's football history. Lewis does the punting when Glassgow is decorating the bench. In 1929, Lewis was the star of the Ashland, Ky., club. Cy Kahl of North Dakota is showing lots of class as a running back. It was his touchdown that played the lead role in the defeat of the Chicago Bears in the "starlight" game at Portsmouth a week ago tonight. Kahl weighs 195 pounds and is a splendid open field runner. Ray Novotny comes from Ohio University and in 1929 was listed as the fourth highest scorer in collegiate ranks. Speed is the middle name of this 190-pound Ohioan.
OCT 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - For the first time since before the New York Giant game Oct. 5, all players on the Green Bay Packer squad were out for practice this morning at Joannes park. Johnny Blood, who has been out for several weeks, was in uniform again and stepping through his paces. Jim Bowdoin, guard; Dick O'Donnell, end; Wuert Englemann, halfback, who also have been ailing, all were on hand and getting around in good shape. All except Blood will be ready to play against Portsmouth. Blood probably will be given another week of rest from actual competition, although he will continue to practice daily.
Green Bay Packers (6-0) 19, Minneapolis Redjackets (1-3-1) 0
Sunday October 26th 1930 (at Green Bay)
NOV 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There is a feeling of confidence but no over-confidence in the air of the Packer camp today as the players await the whistle to start them in the final game of the home season Sunday against the Portsmouth Spartans at the City stadium. The game will start at 2 o'clock and one of the
largest crowds of the season will see the team in action. Six National league victories have been chalked up by the Packers to give them the lead in the circuit to date and the men are determined to leave home with the seventh victory on their record so that they can start the last half of the race with a clean slate. They realize that Portsmouth is set to give one of the toughest arguments of the year. The Spartans, with a crack backfield and a strong line, is one of the two teams in the league that the Packers knew they must beat to win the pennant. The other is the New York Giants...MANY GOOD MEN: Playing with the Spartans this year are such men as Willis Glassgow, Iowa sensation last year, "Father" Lumpkin, of Georgia fame; Tiny Lewis, of Northwestern; Chuck Bennett of Indiana and many others. The line contains many big, speedy men who've demonstrated their ability against many opponents faced and beaten this season. On it are such men as Fleckenstein, formerly with the Bears; Joseph, Ohio state; Jennings, 240 pound tackle from Haskell; Roberts and Meyer, 200 pound guards, and Harris, Ohio State, tackle. The Spartans have a fine aerial attack and are expected to make extensive use of it against the Packers. Nearly every man on the Portsmouth team can heave the ball accurately and several capable receivers are on the squad. The Packers, however, have been putting in some long practice session on pass defense and are expected to offer a lot of opposition to the Spartan overhead game. They also have been brushing up on their aerial attack and the Ohioans, and local fans too, for that matter, may see something new in the way of passes. Capt. Lambeau will have most of his regulars ready for action again. Johnny Blood and Jim Bowdoin are the only men not expected to play. They still are suffering from injuries and are not expected to resume competition for another week or more. Jack Harris, former Wisconsin star and a member of the Packer team four years ago, was secured by the Packers this week and is likely to see some action, playing at a halfback position. Harris can play any position in the team but is expected to be used at halfback or end. Dick O'Donnell, end, and Wuert Englemann, halfback, who were out of last Sunday's game with injuries will be ready for service again. Red Dunn got a much needed rest last weekend when the Packers were beating Minneapolis but will be back in action again tomorrow. He will be at his old position, calling signals and keeping the Packer machine clicking with precision. The demand for tickets for the final home game has been brisk and officials of the club predict a crowd second only to that of the New York and Bear games. Fans from all sections of the state have wired and written for reservations and a crowd of 8,000 or more is looked for. The game will be broadcast over radio stations WTMJ, Milwaukee, and WHBY, St. Norbert's college, De Pere. The official team picture of the Packers has been inserted in the Green Bay Football corporation program issued for the Green Bay-Portsmouth game. This souvenir is suitable for framing.
OCT 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Portsmouth takes its football just as seriously as Green Bay. As a matter of fact the postgraduate gridiron layout in this southern Ohio community of some 44,000 bears a Packer brand because it has been patterned exactly after the organization which has put the national champions where they are today. Last season when the Spartans played here in a non-league game, the executives of the Portsmouth club came with the team and spent all their spare moments picking up details
regarding the administration of Green Bay Football corporation. President Adolph Glocker, Treasurer Hugh M. Allen and Business Manager Harry A. Doer returned home with visions of a great football organization and their dream have been realized...GET INTO LEAGUE: Their first move was to get in the NFL. Application was filed at the Dayton meeting last January and, when tentative approval was granted from the league, the Portsmouth executives wasted little time in getting started. A stock company was formed among the fans. The issuance of certificates brought in about $20,000 and this gave the organization something to work on. In the meantime, Harold Griffen who doubles as secretary of the football corporation and coach of the team, was instructed to go and get the best gridiron knights that money could buy. Portsmouth needed a new football field badly but the Football corporation figured this was too big a job to tackle single handed. An appeal was made to the businessmen to do their bit so several of the civic leaders formed the Universal Stadium company. Permission was secured to issue $150,000 in bonds to finance the new park...NEWARK AT OPENING: Work started on the field just as soon as the frost was out of the ground last spring and the park was completed in time for the opening game of the National league season which the Spartans played against Newark on Sunday, Sept. 15. This Portsmouth stadium is one of the best in the country. It is equipped for night football and this coming spring a baseball diamond will be laid adjacent to the football gridiron. The present seating capacity is now 10,000 with seats only on one side of the field. The National league brand of football is being well received in Portsmouth and the management figures that in another year it will be necessary to enlarge the seating capacity of the stadium. The games at Portsmouth draw spectators from Wheeling, Charleston, Parkersburg, Huntington and Ashland - all West Virginia cities as well as from Ironton, Cincinnati and Chillicothe, Ohio. Every game that Portsmouth plays away from home, telegraph and radio carry the news home to fans in the big convention hall...HAS CIVIC SLOGAN: The Portsmouth management figures that it is closer to Green Bay than any other club in the league because it was through a working agreement on excess players with the Packers that the Spartans got their real start back in 1928. That year, Coach Lambeau sent Portsmouth a number of gridders including Harold Griffen, former Iowa captain and center, who is now the field director for the Spartans. This Ohio community has a civic slogan, "Forward Portsmouth", and to date it has certainly been living up to its name in the football world because in a period of two years it has done what other cities have taken many seasons to accomplish.
OCT 31 (Portsmouth, OH) - The distance between Portsmouth, O., and Green Bay, Wis., isn't so far to a group of rabid football fans who intend to see two games this weekend. Leaving here Friday morning the Portsmouthians will go to Chicago where they have seats for the Chicago-Princeton game Saturday afternoon at Stagg field. Immediately after this contest they will head for Green Bay for Sunday's contest between the Spartans and Packers. The return trip will be made by easier stages but the fans will check back here in time to see Portsmouth mix with the New York Giants, Wednesday, Nov. 5. Among the fans in the auto caravan are: Dr. George B. Brown, Joseph Horchow, Harry N. Snyder, Eugene Crichton, Earl Cunningham, H. Coleman Grimes, Frank Rowe, H.B. Payne and Salem Shaw.
OCT 31 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Chicago Cardinals pulled the "ironman" stunt successfully over the weekend as the Nevers' crew chalked up a 34 to 7 victory over Frankford Saturday and then threw Portsmouth for a 23 to 13 loss on Sunday...The Cards staged quite a comeback to tuck away the Portsmouth game in the victory bag as Portsmouth got off to a flying start and the South side Chicagoans were trailing 13 to 0 after the first few minutes of play...After taking it decisively on the nose from the cards, the Frankford Yellowjackets turned around and played a much improved game of football against the Bears Sunday, losing the combat only by a 13 to 0 margin...Providence's hopes for a championship sort of went up in smoke at New York when Benny Friedman & Co. put across a 25 to 0 win on the Steamrollers. Providence has lost but two games and both of them to the Giants...Friedman was very much on against the Roller and his fancy passing cut a figure in every one of the Mara-men's touchdowns. This was a rude setup for Jimmy Conzelman as he figured his club was going somewhere. It did...Stapleton started a new winning streak by nosing out the hard luck Newark club, 6 to 0. This was the ninth reversal this season for the Skeeters despite the fact that the club has been playing first class ball...Stapleton, backed by several thousand rooters, will invade the Polo grounds, New York, this Sunday for a tilt with the Giants. The Stapes have been keying for this game and Coach Doug Wyckoff is hopeful of success...There was sort of a Florida reunion when the Chicago Cards met Frankford. Brumbaugh made a touchdown for the Bears while Crabtree, with Goodbread's help duplicated for the Jackets. They are all former Gators...Thomason, who was an outstanding football star at Georgia Tech, is the newest addition to the Brooklyn Dodgers. A number of the National league clubs bid early for Thomason but Brooklyn's offer was too good to pass up...Franta, former Minnesota forward, is showing lots of class as a tackle for the Minneapolis Redjackets. The husky Gopher has improved a lot during his second year in the pro game as he has developed considerable fight...Brown, ex-Iowa snapper back, is seeing plenty of action with the Portsmouth Spartans. Coach Griffen has been using him as a guard when he works Bull Wesley at center and the powerful Hawkeye seems to be right at home...Tony Holm, who piled up quite a gridiron reputation at Alabama, is making the grade at Providence. Latone, considered the best line plunger in Joe Carr's wheel, has been tutoring the youngster in his line crushing...George Bogue has been transferred from the Chicago Cardinals to Newark. Bogue hails from the Golden West and in California collegiate gridiron circles, he ranked highly as a ground gaining cowhide carrier...Gus Sonnenberg, heavyweight wrestling champion, is back in the Providence battle front again at his old tackle position. Several years ago, the grappling king was a unanimous choice for an all-American pro tackle...Burnett, a product from the Emporia, Ks., Teachers college, is making several of the New York Giants' veteran backs hum for the jobs. Burnett got his chance when Tiny Feather was injured and he has been flashing brightly...Minneapolis is doing a little touring this week. Wednesday night the Dunn-Ness combination exhibited their football wares in Des Moines, Ia., while on Sunday they are billed in Chicago for a tangle with the Bears...George Johnston, one of the veteran American association baseball umpires, is again drawing some gridiron officiating jobs in the postgraduate loop. Some seasons back, Johnson managed the Rock Island Independents.
OCT 31 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Jack Harris has resumed his Packer career. The 1925 Wisconsin captain, who played halfback and end with Green Bay in 1926, practiced with the squad this morning and looked to be in good shape. Harris is associated with a bus company in Chicago, but secured a two months' leave of absence. Jack has been wanting to play football again ever since he turned in his togs here at the close of the 1926 season, and now that he has a chance Coach Lambeau figures the former Badger should be a lot of help in the final dash. Jim Bowdoin, Packer guard, is in a hospital today receiving treatment for an infection in his leg. Jim will be out of the game Sunday but is expected to be in shape for the Bear game the following weekend.
(GREEN BAY) - The youngsters on the Green Bay team came into their own at the City stadium here Sunday and with the aid of the Packers' powerful line, rode roughshod over the Minneapolis Red Jackets to a 19 to 0 victory. It was the Packers' sixth consecutive victory in National league competition and kept their record unmarred by defeat in the race for another NFL title. More than 6,000 fans saw the game which was played in ideal weather conditions. Arnold Herber and Dave Zuidmulder, who a few short years ago heard the cheers of Green Bay high school fans Sunday heard shouts of acclaim by pro football followers for their exploits. Herber played more than three quarters of the game and turned in a fine performance working from a halfback position. He hurled passes, knocked them down and did some fine blocking and ball carrying. Dave, who relieved Herber, kept up the good work, tearing off some fine gains through the Red Jacket line and doing more than his share on defense.
With this pair was a newcomer to Green Bay this year, who also had his day, Paul Fitzgibbons, former Chicago ​Cardinal. Fitz hasn't been used much this year, but when called on for action Sunday did more than his share. Fitz grabbed one pass for a touchdown, and intercepted another on a great play, while turning in some of the finest blocking ever witnessed here. On one play, he took out three men who tried to get Herber, throwing his body against them like a thunderbolt, and Herber got clear for a gain of 15 yards. Again Green Bay's linemen played like the champions they are. From end to end, the forward line functioned smoothly, although it was changed from time to time. Lavvie Dilweg and Mike Michalske were the only two linemen who played the entire game, and they played as they along can play. Mike often broke through the Redjacket forward wall to get the ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage, while Lavvie was never boxed out when on defense and contributed his usual sparkling game on offense, grabbing three passes for substantial gains.
Verne Lewellen worked the entire game at quarterback and handled the signal calling job like a past master. Lew's choice of plays were fine and he turned in some great punting, passing and ball carrying. McCrary, Lidberg and Molenda were other backs who saw action, turning in their customary steady work. The Packers kept the play in Gopher territory most of the time and only on one occasion were the invaders dangerously close to the Green Bay goal line. An intercepted forward pass by Pederson, who raced to the Packer 15 yard line before he was stopped by Michalske and Lewellen provided the threat. Four plays failed to gain the necessary yardage from this point, and the Packers took the ball and punted out of danger. For the second time in as many weeks, Green Bay broke up every Gopher forward pass play tried. Not a Red Jacket pass was completed Sunday. A similar record was made last week at Minneapolis when the Packers broke up every Minneapolis pass. The Gophers did a little better on running plays, making five first downs but all were made when the invaders were in their own territory or in the center of the field. As soon as the Gophers got beyond the 50-yard line, the Packers braced.
It didn't take the Packers very much time to score the first touchdown early in the first period. An exchange of punts gave the Packers the advantage with the wind at their backs and they took the ball in the center of the field. Lewellen, from punt formation, hurled a pass to Dilweg, who raced down the sidelines to the 11-yard line where he was finally knocked out of bounds by Nydahl. Herber picked up seven yards on three smashes at the line and Lew added three more on a cutback play to put the ball on the one-yard line. On the next play, Lew went over the goal on a quarterback sneak. Herber's dropkick for the extra point was wide of the posts. The next Packer score came in the second period and again a pass to Dilweg started the march. Herber shot a flat pass over the center to the towering end and Lavvie galloped to the 18 yard line just as the first quarter ended. A pass to Nash failed, but on the
OCT 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Annual homecoming ceremonies took place between halves of the game. Sixteen players who contributed largely to the Packers' success in years past, were introduced...Jab Murray, now mayor of Marinette, Cub Buck, Neenah businessman, and Eddie Kotal, Lawrence college coach, spoke over the Vita-vox public address system. Murray invited all of his old friends to visit him all of his old friends to visit him at the Marinette city hall. Cub Buck paid a tribute to Coach Lambeau and George Calhoun, secretary, for their untiring efforts in the interest of the team. Eddie Kotal's message was short. He wished the team success in their fight for another title and expressed a desire to be out in a uniform...Besides the three mentioned, other old-timers on hand were Joe Secord, Fee Klaus, Andy Muldoon, Myrt Basing, Herman Martel, Carl Zoll, Butts Hayes, Tubby Bero, Wally Ladrow, Gus Rosenow, Cowboy Wheeler, Tiny Cahoon and Charley Mathys...Herb Joesting, former all-American with Minnesota, was the best ground gainer for the Red Jackets. Early in the game, he broke through between tackles and end for a 15 yard dash to the Packers' 45 yard line. Lewellen intercepted a pass on his own 33 yard line on the next play to halt the Jackets' march...Herber got off a great kick in the first period. Standing on his own 20 yard line, he kicked over the Gopher goal line. He had advantage of the wind, but the ball traveled 80 yards...Darling played most of the game at center but had to be relieved in the fourth quarter when a kick in the nose started blood flowing. Zuver took his place and turned in a nice game. Zuver had worked the entire first half at guard. Whitey Woodin was used at the right guard in the second half and was conspicuous again, getting many tackle and leading the interference on some offensive plays...Lidberg also was injured, but not seriously. He sustained cuts over and under his right eye in the second period and Molenda took up the fullback duties, finishing the game...Perry relieved Sleight in the second half at a tackle position and was prominent again. On one occasions he broke threw the Jacket interference to throw Pape for a 10 yard loss...The Legion band was on hand again, entertaining between halves and before the game...The game was broadcast by radio stations WHBY and WTMJ...Nate Barragar, all-American center with the Minneapolis team, did not play as injuries kept him on the sidelines. The towering pivot man hurt his leg last week and finished the game and after two days of rest tried to resume practice, but he was forced to rest again...Ken Radick, former West High and Marquette star, was used at end in the last period in place of Nash who retired after turning in a fine game. Radick was in the thick of the play and got several tackles. He also knocked down two Redjacket forward passes...Joesting and Nydahl were called on for most of the ball carrying for the Redjackets. They were outstanding on the Minneapolis backfield while Haycraft turned in a good game at end.
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - The 1930 curtain will be dropped on the Packer home season Sunday afternoon at the City Stadium and the farewell attraction is the Portsmouth Spartans, a team that has been the sensation of this season's play in the National league. This club from southern Ohio looms as a barrier which the national champions must hurdle for their second march to a title. The Spartans have clung tenaciously near the top of the column in the league since the opening of the season and considered the outstanding rivals of the Packers and New York Giants for the 1930 bunting. The Portsmouth club is directed by Harold Griffen, former Iowa captain and center, who saw a bit of service with Green Bay early in the fall of 1928. After leaving here, Griffen went to Portsmouth where he has won a home (and a bride as well) by his success in developing a winning machine. Griffen has rounded together a stellar team. His backfield is probably one of the greatest that ever played in pro ball and he has a front wall of giants flanked by four outstanding wingmen...GLASSGOW IN BACKFIELD: In the backfield, for example, there is Bill Glassgow who was an All-American halfback with Iowa last fall. Everyone knows of Glassgow one of the outstanding men in the Big Ten. With him is Chuck Bennett, all-Western halfback from Indiana. In 1928 Bennett won the Chicago Tribune trophy presented annually to the most valuable man to his team in the Big Ten. Glassbow won the same trophy in 1929. Among the other halfbacks with this team is Father Lumpkin, the rambling wreck from Georgia Tech, who through his spectacular work in the Tournament of the Roses game against Stanford in January 1929, received more radio publicity than any other players ever knew. He plays a terrific game at fullback, and is a line plunger and a blocker of note. He weighs 220 and is 6 feet 2 inches long. Everyone in Green Bay will remember Fleckenstein, the most ferocious of the Bear players when there were bears in Chicago outside of the Lincoln Park Zoo. Fleckenstein took his A.B. in football in Iowa, and then put in several years of postgraduate work with the Chicago Brute Trafton, and others, who believed in football for football's sake...VETERANS AND NEW MEN: The Spartans are made up of a combination of veterans who have seen one or more seasons of play in the professional game, and college players, who have been gathered from the current graduates of the larger schools. Mayes McClain, one of the several fullbacks on this team is the former Indian star from Haskell and later with Iowa U. He scored 276 points for his team one season. Ernie Meyer is said to be one of the best guards ever seen at Portsmouth, and is playing his second season with the club. He received his training at Geneva College, and his team defeated Harvard in 1926. Dud Harris, former Ohio State player is regarded by some as the outstanding tackle in the pro game. He weighs 240 pounds. These are a few of the heavyweights, and the men with heavy reputations carried by the visitors.
OCT 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The greatest squad of backs that ever stepped on a football field. That is a description of the Portsmouth Spartans' men who are to appear here Sunday afternoon against the Packers in the final home of the national champions'
OCT 31 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Where are the Spartans? A pit of mystery has engulfed the National league football game which will be played here Sunday afternoon at the City stadium between the Bays and Portsmouth. And Coach Lambeau would probably feel a whole lot easier if he felt sure that Coach Griffin and some of his gridiron sleuths weren't taking a peek at the national champions' workout. As a matter of fact several of the loyalists are self appointed patrolmen and if any strangers get within a city block of the Packers' workout they are put through a verbal third degree...DID NOT RETURN HOME: The Portsmouth club, according to all reports, did not return home after the Cardinal game in Chicago last Sunday. In attempt to confirm this, efforts have been made to reach Griffen and several of his stars,
NOV 1 (Green Bay) - The Portsmouth Spartans furnish the opposition for the Green Bay Packers here Sunday afternoon in the final home game of the national champions' season. Gridiron hostilities will start promptly at 2 p.m. and Bobby Cahn, one of the aces of the National league officiating staff will toot the referee's whistle. Portsmouth comes here with a "$100,000 backfield" and a line which has wilted some of the best clubs in the postgraduate circuit. The Ohioans are credited with victories over Brooklyn, Newark and the Chicago Bears besides playing one tie game with Ernie Nevers' Cardinals. Willie Glassgow, Chuck Bennett, Father Lumpkin, Mayes McLain, Red Novotny and Tiny Lewis compose the Portsmouth backfield which is termed the greatest assembled in the history of football. Glassgow and Bennett are winners of the Chicago Tribune Big Ten football cups; Lumpkin was a sensation at Georgia Tech; McLain was an Iowan All-American while Lewis is Northwestern's greatest fullback. The Spartans have a forward wall averaging over 200 pounds. Fleckenstein, former Chicago Bear, is playing one end while Red Joseph from Dayton is holding down the other extremity. Brown, Roberts and Schleusner, three former Hawkeyes fill the center trio posts with Harris from Ohio and Lyons, Kansas Aggies, plugging the tackle gaps. Aside from Johnny Blood, who will be on the shelf for another week at least, the Packers' hospital list has been cleaned up as Englemann, Bowdoin and O'Donnell are again ready for action and they will probably see plenty of it against Coach Griffen's invaders. The Packer management expects one of the largest crowds of the season but seats will be provided for every spectator even if it is necessary to bring the park benches back into use again back of the gridiron sidelines. Following the Portsmouth game, the Packers take the road for games in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Newark and a return engagement with Portsmouth, which winds up the season on December 14.
including Glassgow and Bennett, on the long distance phone. The reports come back, "Griffen, Glassgow and Bennett out of the city for a few days." It is known that Griffen was in Milwaukee on Monday hobnobbing with several members of the Milwaukee Badgers after their return from the successful invasion of Memphis. Where the Spartan helmsman went after his Milwaukee visit is still a mystery, which the Packer management has been able to solve...STURGEON BAY HASN'T SEEN 'EM: There have been no signs of the Portsmouth club down through the Elkhart Lake district nor has Sheboygan or Manitowoc seen anything of these southern Ohio professionals. Reports from Sturgeon Bay say the Spartants aren't up in the Cherry country while Richard (Jab) Murray, mayor of Marinette, swears they haven't set foot in his community. None of the Spartan players attended the Chicago Card-Milwaukee game in the Cream City Wednesday night because Packer "agents" were in attendance and they looked over the 1,500 spectators in the Brewers' ball park in hopes of spotting Griffen and some of his cohorts...BRISK TICKET SALE: However, the fans aren't worrying about where the Spartans are because the Football corporation ticket department reports the demand for Sunday's game is the third best of the season, being topped only by the New York Giant and Chicago Bear games. However, according to E.A. Spachmann, who is charge of the tickets, there are any number of choice reservations still available and he guarantees a seat to every spectator, even the late comers who jam the ticket booths just about the time the opening whistle blows. Bobby Cahn of Chicago has been assigned by President Joe F. Carr of the National league to referee the contest. Working with him will be Jim Keefe of Milwaukee as umpire while George Johnston has been placed in charge of the line sticks. This will be Cahn's third appearance here this season.