PLAYER           POS       COLLEGE   G YRS HT    WT
Frank Baker        E  Northwestern   2   1 6- 2 182
Nate Barragar      G           USC   7   1 6- 0 210
James Bowdoin      G       Alabama  13   4 6- 2 220
Hank Bruder        B  Northwestern  13   1 6- 0 190
Rudy Comstock      G    Georgetown  14   1 5-11 198
Boob Darling       C        Beloit   4   5 6- 3 215
Wayne Davenport    B  Hardin-Simm.   2   1 6- 4 185
Lavvie Dilweg      E     Marquette  14   6 6- 3 202
Waldo DonCarlos    C         Drake       1 6- 2 190
Red Dunn           B     Marquette  12   5 6- 0 178
Jug Earp           T      Monmouth  12  10 6- 1 235
Wuert Engelmann    B  S. Dakota St  14   2 6- 2 191
Paul Fitzgibbons   B     Creighton       2 5-10 174
Milt Gantenbein    E     Wisconsin  14   1 6- 0 199
Roger Grove        B   Michigan St  14   1 6- 0 175
Arnie Herber       B         Regis   3   2 5-11 208
Cal Hubbard      T-E        Geneva  12   3 6- 5 250
PLAYER           POS       COLLEGE   G YRS HT    WT
Ray Jenison        T  S. Dakota St   2   1 6- 2 220
Swede Johnston     B     Marquette   2   1 5-10 200
Verne Lewellen     B      Nebraska   7   8 6- 2 181
Hurdis McCrary     B       Georgia  12   3 6- 2 205
*-Johnny McNally   B     St. Johns  13   3 6- 0 190
Mike Michalske     G    Penn State       3 6- 1 215
Bo Molenda         B      Michigan  14   4 5-11 208
Tom Nash           E       Georgia  13   4 6- 3 210
Claude Perry       T       Alabama   5   5 6- 1 211
Ken Radick         T     Marquette   1   2 6- 0 210
Russell Saunders   B           USC   9   1 5-10 175
Red Sleight        T        Purdue  13   2 6- 2 228
Dick Stahlman      T        DePaul  14   1 6- 3 221
Mule Wilson        B     Texas A&M  12   1 5-11 190
Whitey Woodin      G     Marquette   2  10 5-11 206
Dave Zuidmulder    B   St. Ambrose   2   3 6- 1 184
* - Known as Johnny Blood
1931 RESULTS (12-2)
13 CLEVELAND INDIANS (0-0-0)             W 26- 0    1-0-0    5,000
20 BROOKLYN DODGERS (0-1-0)              W 32- 6    2-0-0    7,000
27 CHICAGO BEARS (1-0-0)                 W  7- 0    3-0-0   13,500
4  NEW YORK GIANTS (1-1-0)               W 27- 7    4-0-0   14,000
11 CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-1-0)             W 26- 7    5-0-0    8,000
18 FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS (0-3-1)       W 15- 0    6-0-0    6,000
25 PROVIDENCE STEAM ROLLER (1-2-1)       W 48-20    7-0-0      N/A
Sparked by a 9-0 start, the Packers become the first team to win three straight NFL Championships with a 12-2 record, holding off a challenge from the Portsmouth Spartans.
The 2006 season marked the 75th anniversary of the team’s official song, ‘Go! You Packers Go!’ Originally composed by Eric Karll in 1931, the song still is played before every game at Lambeau Field, after introductions and before the national anthem. Few people know that the famous modern-day chant, “Go, Pack, Go,” shouted by fans in unison at home games, orignated from Karll’s composition. Karll’s work came on the heels of Green Bay’s three consecutive NFL championships (1929-31). Capturing the spirit of the day, and the passion of fans in his home state, Karll enjoyed a successful composing career. He flourished on the vaudeville circuit, becoming a renowned and highly regarded lyricist and musical producer. A pioneer in the early days of radio, Karll also originated a nationally syndicated show, Down at Herman’s. During World War I, he produced a musical entitled Welcome Home, Sweet Home, to entertain troops of the 32nd Division. He also drafted political music. One of his jingles, Welcome Mr. Roosevelt, was used on the campaign trail to inspire voters to re- elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt to a second term. Born in 1888 in Reedsburg, Wis., Karll passed away in 1973. But his legacy lives on his music, especially before every game at Lambeau Field. The song’s lyrics: Hail, hail, the gang’s all here to yell for you; and keep you going in your winning ways; Hail, hail, the gang’s all here to tell you, too, that, win or lose,; we’ll always sing your praises; Go, you Packers, go and get ’em; Go, you fighting fools, upset ’em; Smash their line with all your might; A touchdown, Packers, fight! Fight! Fight!; Fight on, you blue and gold, to glory; Win the game, the same old story; Fight, you Packers, fight and bring the bacon home to old Green Bay
1  at Chicago Bears (3-2-0)              W  6- 2    8-0-0   30,000
8  STATEN ISLAND STAPLETONS (2-3-1)      W 26- 0    9-0-0    7,000
15 at Chicago Cardinals (2-3-0)          L 13-21    9-1-0    8,000
22 at New York Giants (5-4-0)            W 14-10   10-1-0   35,000
26 at Providence Steam Roller (4-3-2)    W 38- 7   11-1-0    5,000
29 at Brooklyn Dodgers (2-10-0)          W  7- 0   12-1-0   10,000
6  at Chicago Bears (7-4-0)              L  6- 7   12-2-0   18,000
JANUARY 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Gold footballs, given to members of the Green Bay professional football team for winning the 1930 national championship, are on display in the window of Vander Zanden Jewelry store on Washington st., and players who want them are requested to call after Wednesday. The football charms are tiny attractive trophies to be worn on watch chains. They are engraved with the players' names and the year besides the words: Green Bay Packers, National Champions 1930". Players who were on the 1929 championship team have both years engraved on the footballs. The trophy given Capt. E.L. Lambeau by the corporation also is on display at the store.
JANUARY 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Professional football may come back to Green Bay if the efforts of a group of Green Bay Packer football players are successful. The players, college varsity performers of a few years ago, Bernard Darling, Mike Michalske, Johnny Blood and Dave Zuidmulder. They have been practicing diligently at the YMCA here for the past week and tonight will play their first game, traveling to Racine to meet the Western Printers, a strong semi-pro quintet of that city. According to Englemann, who is managing the squad, several games have been booked with the teams in Wisconsin. No games have been planned for Green Bay as yet, but if indications point to support here, the team will play games at home. After the game at Racine, the squad will play at Portage Sunday and then travel to Kohler for a battle with the team of that city next week. The team will be known as the Green Bay basketball club. Englemann was all-conference center on the South Dakota varsity five for two years and was regarded as one of the best players in the northwest. Darling played at Beloit college and with the Oshkosh professionals last year. Michalske was an outstanding guard at Penn and is a fine shot. Zuidmulder played on East high's quintet a few years ago and since that time has been playing in the Industrial league here. Blood is regarded as the star player of the group. He has played professional basketball with several squads in the midwest. He is a forward and a fine floor man and a good shot. Englemann will jump center for the team with Blood and Zuidmulder at forward posts while Darling and Michalske play the guard positions. Two more players probably will be added to the quint if plans materialize. The players desire to keep the personnel entirely of Packer performers. Michalske and Englemann returned to Green Bay recently after visiting with relatives over the holiday season. Englemann and Blood have gone to work here for the U.S. government, making soundings of Green Bay harbor for the federal engineering department. They expect to be at this work until late in spring, working between Green Bay and Kewaunee.
JANUARY 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Playing a slow, close defensive game, mixed with quick breaks that counted breaks from short angles that counted baskets
from short angle, the Racine Western Printers defeated the
Green Bay professional five in a basketball game in Racine
last night by the score of 37 to 32. The game was close 
and hard fought from the start to the end with first one team
having the lead and then the other forging ahead. At no time
was there more than six points separating the squads. The
Racine five got off to an early lead holding a 6-4 advantage
as the first quarter ended and at halftime the count was 17
to 15 in favor of the Racine squad. Johnny Blood led the
attack for the Green Bay squad, scoring 15 points on seven
field goals and one free throw. Darling was second high
with three field goals. Beapre, Racine forward, counted 11
points for his team.
JANUARY 23 (Madison) - Milton Gantenbein, La Crosse
captain and end on the 1930 University of Wisconsin
football team and a star in the East-West game, has been offered a contract with the Green Bay Packers, National Pro league champions, he said today. Gantenbein will not accept unless he finds business connections through the team, he said...No contract has been offered to Milton F. Gantenbein, La Cross, University of Wisconsin end and captain, according to Capt. E.L. Lambeau of the Packers, despite reports from Madison to this effect. The Packer manager said that he had talked to Gantenbein on the coast regarding his plans after he graduates but no mention was made about a contract. "I asked Gantenbein if he planned to coach after he completed his course and he replied that he had not made his mind," Capt. Lambeau said. "He said if he played professional football, he would discuss terms with us later. That is the extent of our dealings. No contract has been offered."
JANUARY 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The basketball game, scheduled Saturday at Portage between the Green Bay and Portage pro teams, was called off because of illness of Bernard Darling, Green Bay guard. Darling, who also plays with the Green Bay Packers, is suffering with an infection in his foot. He is confined to his home and may be laid up about a week.
JANUARY 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay professional basketball team, composed of members of the Packer grid squad, will play its second game of the season tonight when they battle the Milwaukee Badgers at the Eagles club in Milwaukee. Several long practice sessions have been held by the Green Bay squad since the opening game last week against Racine and a smooth
working combination is expected to take the floor. Wuert
Englemann is expected to be at the center position again
with Mike Michalske and Darling at guards. Zuidmulder,
Blood and Arnold Herber are the forwards. Darling has 
been ailing with an infected foot, so he may not be able to
play the entire game. If this is the case, Herber probably 
will work at guard with Blood and Zuidmulder at forwards.
The Badgers have O'Donnell and O'Connor as forwards 
with Bugge at center and Failing and Royse at the guards.
Percy Clapp, former Minnesota athlete, will referee. After 
the game in Milwaukee, the Green Bay team will play the
Miller Cords of Appleton, Feb. 6, and Portage on Feb. 7.
JANUARY 29 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Badgers pro
basketball team defeated the Green Bay Packer five, 32 to
24, here last night. Herber, Packer forward, with five field
goals and one free throw, won individual scoring honors.
The Packer cage crew started strong and ran up a lead of 7
-3 at the end of the first quarter and held a 9-7 advantage
at halftime. The Badger guns were unlimbered after the intermission and with Johnny O'Donnell setting the pace, the Badgers swept by the Green Bay five. Art (What-a-Man) Shires, who will play with the Badgers next Sunday against Appleton, told the fans that if he's in his old time caging form the Tigers won't even finish the game.
FEBRUARY 5 (Sturgeon Bay) - Arrangements have been completed to bring the Green Bay Packers basketball team, a semi-pro quint, to Sturgeon Bay for a game on Friday evening, Feb. 27. This announcement was made by Julius Haroldson, manager of the city cage team, following a canvas of fans of the city to ascertain the amount of support which would be forthcoming in case the game could be arranged. The game will be played at the high school gym. The Packer aggregation is claimed to be one of the outstanding cage teams in Wisconsin and its lineup is made up of Johnny Blood, Dave Zuidmulder and Arnie Herber, forwards; Bernard Darling and Mike Michalske, guards, and Wuert Englemann, center. Mr. Haroldson announced that a good preliminary would be played.
FEBRUARY 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packer basketball team will play the Portage city five in the third game of the season Saturday night, then travel to Algoma for a game with the semi-pro quintet of that city on Sunday evening. Following the games this weekend the squad takes on Iron Mountain at the Michigan city Tuesday and Wednesday invades Escanaba, Mich, for a battle with the strong cage team of that city. The first home appearance of the year will be Monday evening, Feb. 16, when the Packers play the Milwaukee Badgers at the Columbus club. The loquacious Art Shire is one of the forwards on the Badger team. Daily practice sessions have been the order for the team and a smooth offense has been worked out. The squad has a swift moving attack and plays a close defensive game with Michalske and Darling doing most of the work in the backcourt  and taking the ball off the bounding board. Englemann, who starred in football and basketball at South Dakota, holds down the center position with Herber, Johnny Blood and Zuidmulder playing at forwards.
FEBRUARY 7 (Algoma) - Satisfied with the support of local fans evidenced at the turnout at the game with the Kellys here last Wednesday, Manager George Bowman of the local city team announced today that he had secured the Green Bay Packers basketball team for a game here Sunday evening at the Dugout. This should be one of the big attractions of the season and it is expected that the local hall will be filled to capacity to see the members of the national championship football team do their stuff on the indoor court. The Packers in their lineup Wuert Englemann, former Dakota star, at center; Herber, Johnny Blood and Zuidmulder at forwards and Michalske and Darling at guards. They are reputed to be as much at home on the basketball floor as they are on the gridiron. All of the men are big and exceptionally fast and local fans are assured of seeing pro basketball at its best. The local team is practicing hard for the game with the hopes of trimming the much touted invaders and are going to rely a great deal upon their speed and deception in play to baffle the Packers. The lineup will bet the same as used against the Kellys including Case, Hunt and Manlon , former River Falls Normal star.
FEBRUARY 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A long shot in
the closing minutes of play gave the Portage city team a 22
to 21 victory over the Green Bay Packers in a basketball
game played at Portage Saturday night. The Packers led
until the last minute by a 21 to 20 count but then dropped 
the tussle. Blood scored six field goals, Michalske two and
Herber two field goal and one free throw. Englemann and
Darling were others who saw action.
FEBRUARY 9 (Algoma) - The Algoma city team won a hard
fought game from the Green Bay Packers semi-pro quintet
here last night 13 to 9 before a crowd of 500 fans. The 
game was close and hard fought with no team having
more than a two point advantage until the closing minutes.
Chase, Algoma center, with three field goals led the attack
for the winners. The Packers had a 3 to 2 lead at the end of
the first quarter, but at halftime the count was tied, 4 to 4.
Algoma took the lead as the third quarter ended by a 7 to 6
score and then scored six points in the closing period to
win. In a preliminary game, the C.B.A. five won from Sawyer
by a 22 to 8 score.
FEBRUARY 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Coming from
behind after trailing by a score of 15 to 6, the Green Bay
Packer professional basketball team nosed out the Iron
Mountain city team in a great battle at Iron Mountain last
night by a score to 32 to 31. Fersacca, the Iron Mountain
forward, had a field day in the early stages to run up an 
early lead for his team but in the final half the Packers 
found a method of stopping him and began scoring on their
own account, soon cutting down the lead held by their
opponents. In the final three minutes the score was tied on
four occasions and a few seconds before the final seconds
before the final gun, Arnold Herber sank a long shot that 
sailed through the hoop without touching the sides to give
Green Bay a victory. The win was the second scored by the
Packers in two days as they won from Escanaba on 
Tuesday evening by the count of 25 to 21, coming from
behind to win that game also. More than 1,000 fans, a record crowd for Iron Mountain, saw the game last night. Tonight the Packers play at West Bend and on Sunday they meet the Lena city team at Lena. Monday evening they play their first game at home meeting the Milwaukee Badgers with Art Shires in the lineup at the Columbus club. As a preliminary to Monday's game, the Huxfords and De Pere Automatic Washers, Commercial league teams, will clash.
FEBRUARY 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Found a man who has stopped the great Art Shires in a verbal comment. He is Johnny Blood, halfback on the Green Bay Packer football team. Johnny also plays basketball with the Green Bay Packers. The Packer quintet will play the Milwaukee Badgers, of which Art Shires is a member, in a game here Monday evening, so Johnny wrote Art a letter. It wasn't a very long letter but it stopped the Great Man - at least temporarily as Art hasn't answered it and several days have gone by. "I understand you had quite a bit of trouble handling one pro football player," wrote Johnny. "So what do you expect to do with five? You had better bring along a baseball bat." As most fans will remember, Art What-A-Man Shires engaged George Trafton, of the Chicago Bears, in the ring some time ago and Arthur came out second best.
FEBRUARY 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A last period spurt gave the West Bend city team a 27 to 21 victory over the Green Bay Packers at West Bend last night in a close battle. Haebig led the scoring for the winner, counting five field goals. Carlson was also impressive, sinking four field goals. The Packers started scoring early and ran up a small lead but West Bend came from behind and tied the count. The lead alternated in the early periods and in the final quarter, a rally by West Bend brought victory.
FEBRUARY 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The controversy carried on by wire and letter between Johnny Blood of the Packers basketball team and Art Shires, colorful member of the Milwaukee Badger quintet, died down somewhat today, but interest increased in the game to be played between the two teams here Monday evening, and indications point to a full house at the Columbus club. Fans are anxious to see Whataman Shires and find out just how good he is in basketball. Shires, by his own admission, knows more about basketball than the man who discovered the game, and predicts an easy victory for his team over the Packers. The Badgers have a well-rounded squad that plays good basketball. Besides Shires, the team has Jimmy O'Donnell, former Marquette ace; Fred Failing, Tulane; Shorty Elness, Bradley; Red Royce, Butler; Bugge, Marquette, and Skinny O'Connor. The team tripped up the Packers by a close score in a game at Milwaukee. The game will be broadcast over WHBY, St. Norbert's college radio station. Art Shire will give a short address over the radio as part of the program. A preliminary game will be staged between the Huxfords and De Pere Automatic Washers starting at 7:15 o'clock and the main encounter will start about 8:30 p.m. Sunday the Packers play at Lena against the city team. They will oppose a squad made up of the Netza brothers, Wondrash, Spochpol, Anderby, Konop and Pries. A dance will follow the game.
FEBRUARY 16 (Green Bay) - What-A-Man Shires, with his
pearlbutton overcoat, cane and high powered conversation.
will arrive in Green Bay today, and according to his own 
admission, show the Packers how to play basketball at the
Columbus club this evening. The Great Arthur is due here 
with the Milwaukee Badgers, professional basketball team, 
for a game with the Green Bay five, starting about 8:15 o'
clock in the auditorium here. Interest in the game, manifest
by a big advance sale of tickets, indicated that a record 
crowd will be on hand for the battle. While many of the fans
will come primarily to see Arthur and to hear him talk, 
others are anxious to see the Packers on a basketball floor.
They know what the men can do in football, but this will be
their first chance to see them in action at home on a cage
floor. A good basketball game should be in order. Although
the Great Shire talks a better basketball game than he
plays, he really is a fair cage performers. He is fast and 
alert and has a good eye for the basket. If Shires plays a
forward position, the Packers plan to use Johnny Blood as 
a guard opposite him. If Shires works as a guard, Johnny
will probably play a forward, as the team figures that Blood
is the only member able to check Arthur if he should decide
to give an address on his ability as an athlete. Blood's
ability as an orator is well known by fans here. When the
teams get ready for the cage game after preliminary
ceremonies, addresses over the WHBY microphones on
various subjects, they probably will line up with Shires,
O'Donnell, Failing, Elness and Bugge starting for the 
Badgers, and Michalske, Darling, Englemann, Herber and
Blood for the Packers. The Packers found the going tough
at Lena last night and dropped the decision to the Lena 
City team by a score of 37 to 27. The Packers held an early
lead, but could not hold the advantage.
FEBRUARY 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A forward pass
left the good right hand of Johnny Blood a few seconds 
before the final whistle and swished into the basket to give
the Green Bay Packers a 28 to 26 victory over Art Shires
and his Milwaukee Badger playmates in a game at the
Columbus club here last night. Scoffers may claim that
forward passes have no place in a basketball game - but
they did in this contest. It was billed as a basketball game
and nearly 1,000 fans turned out, but it wasn't a very good
exhibition of caging, although it was fine entertainment,
and the fans got enough laughs in one evening to sustain
them for a week. The game turned out to be a combination
of football, with men running interference; baseball with
slides for home and shots - plenty of them - from all angles
of the floor. Given a large floor and one that hasn't the
slipperiness of ice, the teams would have been able to 
engage in a good basketball game, as there was a lot of
talent present. But as it was, they slid, skidded and had a
great time seeing who could do the most shooting. The
Packers won because they sunk the most baskets in the
early part of the game and ran up commanding lead before
the Badgers could find out how to play the floor...SHIRES
HELD SCORELESS: What-A-Man Shires appeared with his
team and received his usual number of cheers, Bronx and
otherwise, playing in the first and third quarters. In justice to
the Great One, it might be said that he was bothered 
somewhat by an injury to his leg sustained at Fort Atkinson
last night and couldn't give his best. He was held without a
basket, but enlivened the proceedings on a few occasions
with wild scrambles for the ball. When The Great Shires left
the game, Red Dunn came in. Red called signals, blocked
and did many of the things he does on the football field for
the Packer eleven, but he also was held scoreless. Red
said after the game he couldn't throw down his old pals by
beating them, but when the shots were figured it was found
that Red had tried as many as most of his teammates, so
his old pals don't believe he was very sincere about not
trying to beat them. But getting back to that forward pass by
Blood in the closing minutes. The shot was a real pass, 
and provided a thrilling climax to the evening entertainment,
that equaled any play ever performed by the Packers on the
football field. It reminded fans of the time a few years ago
that Dick O'Donnell caught a forward pass in the closing
seasons against the Chicago Bears and raced for a score
that won the game...SCORE IS TIED: The score was tied 
26 to 26 before Johnny became the hero. He took the ball
off the bounding board of his opponent's basket and 
dribbled straight down the floor. Red Dunn tried to block 
him and grab the ball, but Johnny kept on going. When he
got within about 20 feet of the basket, he let fly, throwing the
ball with his right hand and it went into the basket, winning
the game. Before the final shot, the score had been tied
three times. The Packers had a 22 to 20 lead with about six
minutes to play when Failing sank a long shot to knot the
count. Then Failing again sank a long heave and the
Badgers had the edge. Herber, however, who incidentally
played the best basketball of any of those present, came 
back with a short one-handed loop shot that knotted the
count at 24 to 24. Then Blood got loose and sank a long 
shot that gave the Packers the edge, 26 to 24, but Failing 
was on the alert again, and for the third time he sank a long
shot to score again at 26 to 26. Blood's thriller followed,
winning the game...GAME IS ROUGH: The game was 
rough but never out of hand, as there was too much good
natured rivalry. Only three fouls were called on each team.
One of these fouls came after Blood had run some great
interference for Arnie Herber, taking out two men, and 
Herber sank a basket. but Referee Tiny Cahoon decided
that Blood's run was too much football performance for 
even this game and called a foul on him, and the basket
did not count.
FEBRUARY 23 (Fort Atkinson) - Johnny Paul, former 
University of Wisconsin star, led Fort Atkinson to a 30 to 22
victory over the Green Bay Packers professional basketball
team here yesterday. Paul, playing guard for the Forts,
scored four field goals and four free throws. Herber, with 
nine points, was high scorer for the Packers.
FEBRUARY 25 (Appleton) - The Combination of Remmell
and Schneller proved too much for the Green Bay Packers
to handle here last night and they went down to defeat
before the attack of the Appleton Miller Cords by a score of
36 to 31. The Packers staged a great rally in the closing
periods after trailing 20 to 7, but the comeback fell short 
and Appleton won out. Herber led the attack for the Green
Bay team with five field goals and three free throws.
Remmel led Appleton's attack with 14 points.
FEBRUARY 28 (Sturgeon Bay) - Arnold Herber went on a
scoring spree here last night led the Green Bay Packers
to a 42 to 34 victory over the Sturgeon Bay city team in an
exciting game before several hundred fans. The Green Bay
team led throughout the game, gaining a lead in the early
stages and holding it until the end although Sturgeon Bay
rallied in the closing minutes and threatened to close the
gap. Herber scored eight baskets for Green Bay. All the
other Green Bay men played good basketball and broke 
into the scoring column. Perry was the leading counter for
Sturgeon Bay, sinking five long shots. The Packers play at
MARCH 2 (Manitowoc) - Gaining an early lead, the
Mainitowoc city team held the advantage throughout the
game and whipped the Green Bay Packers here Saturday
night by a score of 44 to 25. Kussel, forward, led the
Manitowoc attack with 14 points. Bazel counted eight points
and Joyce nine. Englemann was the leasing scorer for the
losers. Manitowoc led 25 to 7 at the half. The Green Bay
team played Manitowoc on even terms in the final period.
MARCH 11 (Clintonville) - The Green Bay Packers and the
Clintonville athletes play a basketball game here Thursday
night and from advance sale indications a packed house
will see the battle. The Packers will have their regular 
lineup with Blood, Michalske, Englemann, Herber, Darling
and Zuidmulder.
MARCH 16 (New Franken, WI) -  Over three hundred people
taxed the capacity of Cosmopolitan hall last evening to
witness the local Black Hawks take the measure of the 
Green Bay Packers in a spectacular basketball fame, the
final score being 28 to 26. It was one of the hardest games
ever played on the local floor. Starting out with a great
offense the Packers finished the first quarter on the long 
end of the 12 to 6 sore. In the second quarter, the Black
Hawks got the range of the basket and dropped in 5 field
goals in quick succession going into the lead and from that
time on were never headed. In the final minutes the Bays
made a rally but could not quite tie up the county. 
MARCH 24 (Green Bay) - Wuert Englemann, halfback on
the Green Bay Packer eleven, has accepted the position of
head track coach at North Dakota university, he announced
here today before his departure. He plans to report for work
late this week. Englemann played his first year of pro
football last year with the Packers, coming here from South
Dakota State where he was a three-sport star. Englemann
was considered one of the best all-around athletes ever
developed at South Dakota. He was an all-conference 
center in basketball, tossed the discus and shot put and
ran the hurdles in track and starred with the varsity football
team for three years. The former South Dakota athlete
showed to good advantage in professional football and
before leaving Green bay signed a contract to play with the
team again next year. He is a good pass receiver, blocker
and ball carrier. At the end of the present school year, he
plans to return to Green Bay for the summer and will 
remain here through the football season. He has been
playing all winter with the Green Bay Packers cage squad.
APRIL 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Steve Owen, veteran
tackle on the New York Giant professional football team, 
has been elected head coach for 1931, according to word
received here today by Capt. E.L. Lambeau of the Packers
from Dr. Harry A. March, president of the club. Owen has
won promotion by reason of six seasons of loyal service to
the Giants, in which time he has participated in more than
100 games, playing 60 minutes in most contests, 
according to Dr. March. The Giants are building another 
strong team for this year, stressing coordination of effort
and team spirit, the president said. Several new men are
sought to keep the team in the front ranks of the National league. Benny Friedman, star quarterback of the Giants squad, will not be back next year as he has been appointed backfield coach at Yale. His appointment is considered a recognition of the merit of professional football. Jack Hagerty, also a backfield star with the Giants, likewise will leave the professional football field to take up coaching duties, the president states. He has good offers as backfield coach at either Columbia or Holy Cross and will accept one of them in short time. The Giants has one of the finest teams in the circuit last year, finishing on the heels of the Packers who won the championship. They lost one game to the Green Bay team, played in Green Bay, and then beat the Wisconsin eleven in a great game in New York. As Benny Friedman's passing was a key to the Giant attack, the team is expected to seek another man who can throw a football with accuracy to fill his shoes.
APRIL 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Writing in Collier's Yearbook, a handy little manual just off the press, Archie Craven presents a composite review of the National league season last year. He states that the league enjoyed its best year in 1930 and has great outlooks for the future. The Packers come in for commendation in Craven's review, as do some of the new players in the circuit. "In the face of adverse conditions, namely a general depression and bad weather, professional football closed its most successful season in 1930," Craven states. "A better class of football was played than ever before. It is evident that the gentlemen who guide the destinies of this postgraduate sport are convinced it is here to stay, as regular coaches are being hired and large salaries paid outstanding college performers...Green Bay won the crown for the second consecutive season. Although pressed by New York, the Packers spurted near the home stretch and captured the 1930 honors. With Verne Lewellen, Lavvie Dilweg and practically all of the championship eleven back, the Packers started the season like they would go through another campaign without suffering a loss. However, opposition was stronger than the previous year and there is a lingering suspicion the Chicago Bears stack up on even terms with the Packers. There is no question at the season's close, Red Grange and his mates could have  beaten any eleven in the country. The Packer again exhibited perfect coordination of line and backfield, which brought them success. There were better looking aggregations than Green Bay on paper, but payoffs are made only on performance. Besides Lewellen, the finest punter in football today, and Dilweg, Augie Michalske, Johnny Blood and Bo Molenda stood out with the Packers."
MAY 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Mickey McDonald, Chicago Cardinal halfback and quarterback, has been purchased by the Green Bay Packers, it was announced today by Capt. E.L. Lambeau. McDonald has been with the Chicago team three years, and comes to Green Bay on a cash deal with no other players involved, the coach said. He will report early in September. Before playing with the Cardinals, McDonald was with the Duluth Eskimos. He graduated from St. Mary's college on the West coast after three years of stellar work on the varsity eleven. McDonald is a clever ball carrier and a good field general. Against the Packers he has always been a good ground gainer. He excels in returning punts and is a good forward passer. Because of his speed, McDonald is expected to fit in smoothly with the Packer running game planned for next year. Capt. Lambeau said today that he is on the lookout for several other good performers. A number of outstanding college men are expected to be signed as soon as their classes graduate in July, he added.
MAY 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - According to E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mickey McDonnell, who was signed by the Packers early this week, was not bought from the Cardinals, but comes here as a free agent. McDonnell's contract with the Cardinals expired at the end of the last season so it was not necessary for the Packers to buy him from the Cardinals. As a free agent, he could sign with any National league club.
MAY 14 (Milwaukee) - Conferences were scheduled today
here between Joe Carr, Columbus, O., president of the 
National Professional Football league, and prominent
Milwaukee sports fans and supporters with intention of 
bringing a National league franchise to Milwaukee. "Our
hope," Carr said, "is to put in a team at Milwaukee under a
three-year plan. If we can get that kind of a franchise holder
I know Milwaukee will go over in a big way in professional
football. Situated as it is, between Chicago and Green Bay,
the traditional rivalry angle is all ready and waiting. The
Green Bay Packers are a tremendous card wherever they
appear and if a home series could be arranged between
the Milwaukee and Green Bay teams, it would be a sellout."
..."GREAT SPORTS CITY": The league president has long
been interested in Milwaukee as a league city. He believes
this city would become one of the best football towns in pro
football if the right kinds of a team were put in here with the
right kind of backing. "Milwaukee is a great sports city," he
said. "The fans, however, are sports wise. Give them the
best there is or a team that is up near the top of the race
and it will support football or baseball wonderfully well. It's
the same way in boxing. The promoters know, or should
know, that fights must have the stuff to get by in Milwaukee;
ballyhoo doesn't go. Milwaukee fans know what they want
and if the offering is good enough will take to it, otherwise
they'll read about it the next day. Our hope is to put a team 
in Milwaukee under a three year plan. If we can get the right
kind of franchise holder, or a syndicate that is willing to 
stick for three years, I know Milwaukee will go over big in a pro football way. The city has never had the right kind of team, not has it had the backers who were familiar with the problems confronting the pro football owner."...SEEKS RESPONSIBLE PROMOTER: "There are always two or three eastern clubs to come west each year for a series of games against the Chicago team and the Packers. Milwaukee could book games with these teams. You understand that our league had nothing to do with the teams of the past in Milwaukee. Even though the fans did not turn out to support other Milwaukee teams, I am certain that the sport will be an attraction in Milwaukee. I'm here today to interest a responsible promoter in a National league franchise. Unless I get the man I want, I would not care to have a National league team in Milwaukee."...LAMBEAU FAVORS PLAN: "If responsible promoters get behind professional football in Milwaukee, the game could be put over there," Capt. E.L. Lambeau of the Packers said today discussing the trip to Milwaukee by Joseph Carr, president of the National league in the hopes of getting a National league entry in that city. "We have been trying to get some executives of Milwaukee interested in the possibilities of National league football for some time," the Packer leader said. "President Carr's conference with several men today may bring results." Capt. Lambeau believes that games between the Packers and a Milwaukee entry would prove popular. The natural rivalry between teams of the two cities would help pack the parks and would result in real games, he added.
MAY 15 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee today was expected to have a National league professional football team this year as a result of a series of conferences here between Joe F. Carr, president of the league, and Eddie Stumpf, Milwaukee sportsman. Carr announced Stumpf and his associates probably would be given a franchise on a three-year basis. Formal approval of the franchise will be considered at a league meeting in Chicago next month, he said. Tentative plans call for scheduling 13 games, six of them at home, for the Milwaukee team. It is expected the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears and Cardinals, the New York Giants, Portsmouth and the Brooklyn teams will make appearances here this fall. While details of the plan have not been worked out, it was announced Stumpf will be business manager. Three widely known professional football coaches have been mentioned as trainers for the team but names were withheld, Stumpf said, pending further negotiations. League club owners have long favored placing a franchise in Milwaukee, but because the right kind of backing was not assured have not voted membership in the past. They have expressed a willingness to see one or two of their star players to the Milwaukee club in order to develop a title contender here from the start. It is planned to have the team candidates gather in Milwaukee Aug. 25. A training camp will be established near one of the nearby lakes at that time. A schedule of 13 games is proposed, seven away from home and six here.
MAY 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - We see where Roland McIntyre, of the Milwaukee Sentinel, is going the same thing a number of other Milwaukee scribes are famous for. He picked up some wild rumors concerning the Packers when he was in Green Bay last night to cover the Dublinsky-Wagner fight and they appeared in his column this morning. According to McIntyre, the Packers may sell Lavvie Dilweg, Mike Michalske and Red Dunn to the newly organized Milwaukee club. The rumors are without foundation. Capt. Lambeau of the Packers has never given a thought to such a deal and it isn't likely that he ever will.
JUNE 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers will receive official recognition as National Professional league football champions for 1930 at the annual league meeting to be held in Chicago, July 11 and 12, according to word received here today from President Joseph F. Carr, at Columbus, Ohio. The National league president said that the championship trophy will be given to the Packers, franchise applications taken up and other business disposed of at the annual meeting. He pointed out that the Packers are the only team in the history of the league to win two successive titles. The matter of the application of Eddie Stumpf, Milwaukee, for a league franchise for a Milwaukee team will be passed  upon at the meeting and the 1931 schedule will be drafted, Carr said. He also added that the 1930 season was the best in the 10-year history of the circuit. Representatives of the Green Bay Packers are expected to be Capt. E.L. Lambeau, Pres. Leland H. Joannes and Dr. W.W. Kelly, one of the three directors of the league.
JUNE 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With the coming of June graduations, National Professional Football league teams today began casting about for the cream of the 1930 college football teams to strengthen their teams for the 1931 race. Capt. E.L. Lambeau, of the Packers, began his work of rounding up a 1931 squad today by signing Waldo Don Carlos, center of the Drake University varsity eleven for three years. The signed contract of the Des Moines university star was received by Capt. Lambeau today, the day Carlos graduates from the university with the degree, bachelor of Commercial Science...RECORD IS ENVIABLE: Carlos' record at Drake is enviable. He has been the regular center for three years, playing in practically every game with little time out for injuries. He is a fast, charging lineman, according to Capt. Lambeau, weighs about 195 pounds and is six feet, one inch tall, and should fit smoothly with the Packer style of play. In his junior year, Carlos was chosen by Notre Dame players as an all-opponent center. The selection is made yearly by Irish players, choosing eleven men from teams they met as an all-opponent eleven. Last year, Carlos was named on several all-western selections and received considerable mention for national honors...WILL STRESS SPEED: Carlos is but one of many new men Capt. Lambeau expects to work with this year, he said. Several other outstanding linemen and backfield men are being sought and contracts will be signed as soon as negotiations can be completed. Under a National league rule, no team is permitted to sign a college player until his class graduates, so now that graduation time is here, the teams are expected to get busy dickering for last year's college stars. The Packer captain plans to build his team along a somewhat different plan this year than in the past. Speed and deception will be stressed, with fast running and breaking plays featured, he said. Power, however, will not be sacrificed to get speed, the leader added, but an attempt will be made to have a team that has considerable drive, yet is fast enough to get jump on opponents.
JUNE 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Another outstanding midwest football player of the 1930 college football season was added to the list of Packer players today when Capt. E.L. Lambeau received the signing contract of Henry (Hard Luck Hank) Bruder, former Northwestern fullback and halfback and regarded as one of the greatest performers ever seen in a purple uniform. Bruder saw three years of intermittent service with Northwestern, not because he was not good enough to make the team as a regular, but because of a series of misfortunes that kept him out of the lineup at times. Since his sophomore year, Bruder was the victim of a jinx and gained the nickname of "Hard Luck Hank.". In the course of his football career at Northwestern, Bruder broke a leg, injured his hip and was confined in a hospital with smallpox. In his senior year he came into his own, performing regularly at both fullback and halfback positions. While still a sophomore, Coach Dick Hanley at Northwestern termed Bruder one of the best backfield men he had ever seen. The youth played great football that season but in the first Big Ten game of his junior year broke his leg. In his senior year, Bruder did everything expected of him, kicking, passing and running with the ball for the Wildcats. He was chosen on the all-eastern team to play on the west coast after the football season and starred in the East-West game. Bruder was married last winter and since the first of the year has been wrestling in the midwest, meeting some of the leading heavyweight grapplers in the business. He is about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and is a lightning starter. Capt. Lambeau expects Bruder to fit into his machine his first year. He is the second outstanding star signed by the Packer manager in the past ten days. Don Carlos, Drake center, was signed last week. Capt. Lambeau added that he is after several other midwest college players and expects to have them on a contract within a week or two.
JUNE 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - From the far west coast, the outstanding football player of the 1929 season will come to Green Bay late in August to get set for the 1931 National league football season. He is Russ Saunders, regarded as the greatest quarterback ever seen in the west and all-American on practically every 1929 selection. The former University of Southern California star mailed in a signed contract to Capt. E.L. Lambeau today, stating that he would report about August 27. He chose the Packers' contract over offers from Philadelphia and the Chicago Bears...COAST'S LEADING SCORER: Thousands of words have been written about Saunders. He was the leading scorer on the great Southern California team of 1929 that set a world record by scoring 492 points during the season. Fifteen touchdowns were made by Saunders and nine touchdowns came from passes thrown by him. In the Notre Dame game, played at Soldiers' field, Saunders ran back a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. In the game played last winter against the Notre Dame all-stars, he ran back a punt 45 yards for a touchdown...WORKS IN HOLLYWOOD: Capt. Lambeau considers Saunders one of the three best quarterbacks developed in the past ten years. The other two in Saunders' class are Carideo and Benny Friedman, according to the Packer mentor. Saunders is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He is a triple threat man, kicking, running and passing equal ability. He is exceptionally dangerous returning punts and is a fine field general and blocker, according to Lambeau. Since graduation in June 1930, Saunders has been an assistant director in Warner Brothers studio, Hollywood. He plans to get a leave of absence to play football and then return to the motion picture field in the off-season. He played some football last fall with coast teams.
JULY 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A second member of the Northwestern University football team, Big Ten champions last year, has been added to the roster of the Green Bay Packer football squad, it was announced today by Capt. E.L. Lambeau. He is Wade (Red) Woodsworth, guard, named on several All-American elevens last year and regarded as one of the outstanding lineman of the Big Ten conference the past two years. Hank Bruder, fullback and halfback, is the other Wildcat signed by the Packers. He sent in a contract a few weeks ago. The big, fast blond - he is light-haired despite his sobriquet of "Red" - not only is a great football player but is the national outboard motor boat champion. He won the title in the annual 142-mile race between Albany and New York, setting a new record for the course some time ago. Woodward stands 6 feet, one inch tall and weighs 215 pounds. He is exceptionally fast, despite his size and one of the best placekickers in the country. In the East-West game on the Pacific coast, when Woodward played for the Eastern team, he kicked off and placekicked whenever the occasion demanded. All of his kickoffs went over the goal line according to Capt. Lambeau who was on the west coast at the time. According to Coach Dick Hanley of Northwestern, Woodward ranks as one of the outstanding linemen of all time at the Evanston school. Coach Hanley used him often running interference, because of his blocking ability. Several plays were used last year by Northwestern with the guard pulling out, and leading the ball carrier on skirts around the ends or off tackle. Woodward is the fourth outstanding college player signed by the Packers to bolster the 1931 team. Woodward played college football for three years, without a headguard. He was never taken out of a game for injuries.
JULY 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay made the headlines in every newspaper on the Pacific coast when word reached that section that Russ Saunders, former University of Southern California quarterback, had signed to play with the Packers. They think a lot of Saunders out in California. Every paper was full of his exploits when they learned that he had signed a contract. "Green Bay, winner of two successive championships in the National league, evidently is out for a third title," writes one Los Angeles columnist. "With Russ Saunders in the lineup, it is going to be hard to keep the Green Bay team off the top again. Russ is the best thing that ever hit the coast," he continues. "If ever a college football player has what makes a pro performer, Russ has it. He can kick, block, pass and run with any of them and how that boy can run. We look for great things from Saunders among the pros." Probably Russ' hardest job will be to live up to all the good things said about him. All college players - all-American and all-unknowns alike - find the going quite a bit tougher in the professional game than it ever was in college.
JULY 8 (Milwaukee) - Filing of incorporation papers for Eddie Stumpf's Milwaukee entry in the NFL at Madison July 10 will mark the final step in legal cognizance of that new group. Stumpf will be accompanied to Madison by Joe Carr, Columbus, O., president of the National league, and Roland Steinle, Stumpf's associate. Stumpf said his club now has enough money to start bidding for players, adding that he expected to make "a deal or two" in Chicago this week. Representative of the NFL will meet there July 11 and 12. E.L. "Curley" Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, has denied reports that Milwaukee already had bought services of such stars as Red Dunn and Lavvie Dilweg for its 1931 team. President Carr is expected to announce the entry of Cleveland into the league July 11.
JULY 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Leland H. Joannes, president of the Packers; E.L. Lambeau, coach and captain, and Dr. W. Webber Kelly, one of the three members of the executive committee of the NFL, are expected to represent Green Bay at the annual meeting of the National league in Chicago Friday and Saturday. According to Coach Lambeau, the 1931 football schedule will be drawn up and other business handled. Green Bay will be officially proclaimed 1930 champions at the session. Application of Milwaukee and other clubs for entry in the league also will be discussed and acted on. In previous years the National league held two meetings yearly, but this year, only one session, an annual affair has been scheduled. Business relating to the 1930 season will be taken up the first day, according to Coach Lambeau. The Joe Savoldi question, that caused considerable dispute last year when the Notre Dame star joined the Chicago Bears in midseason after leaving school, will be aired. Officers for the league will also be elected. On Sunday the schedules will be drafted and action taken on franchise applications. Player deals also may be made in the course of the meeting. Capt. Lambeau planned to leave tonight for Chicago. Other officials will not depart until Friday. The Packer coach will confer with other team managers before the meeting on playing dates. Gerald Clifford, a member of the Packer board of directors, also may be a delegate at the session.
JULY 11 (Chicago) - Consideration of proposals for expanding the NFL was the chief business confronting delegates to the annual two-day league meeting as it opened here today. In addition, the 1931 schedule will be drafted. President Joe Carr refused to comment on the league's probable action in regard to petitions for franchises that have been made by several clubs. Capt. E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers was one of the early arrivals. He went into conference with other managers to discuss playing dates and possible player trades. Other delegates from Green Bay expected to arrive today included Dr. W. Webber Kelly, one of the three executive committee members; Leland H. Joannes, president, and Gerald Clifford. Representatives were expected from Green Bay, New York, Brooklyn, Providence, Portsmouth, Chicago Bears, Stapleton, Chicago Cardinals, Minneapolis, Frankford and Newark clubs that were entered in the league last year. Delegates from clubs of Cleveland, Memphis, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Detroit, seeking franchise in the circuit, also were expected for the session. Business relating to the 1930 season, including the awarding officially of the pennant to the Green Bay club, was on the schedule today. Disputed questions that arose during the season regarding players and games also were to be settled. The meeting is to continue through Sunday with new business being taken up on the second day. All applications for membership are to be acted upon tomorrow and a schedule of playing dates drafted. Milwaukee, represented by L.D. Andrews, Eddie Stumpf and Roland Steinle is one of the clubs expected to be granted a franchise. The club is reported to have several prominent Milwaukee businessmen interested in the proposal to back the team. Incorporation of the team is expected. Officers for the coming year also will be elected at the session.
JULY 13 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers drew a schedule befitting their championship rating for the 1931 season at the annual National league meeting at the
Edgewater Beach hotel here yesterday. After being officially
awarded the 1930 championship - the second consecutive
title won by Green Bay in two years - the Packers were able
to draw one of the best schedules of the circuit. Eight home
league games went to Green Bay and six battles on foreign
grounds were approved. The Packers have one of the best
schedules in the circuit, meeting the Cleveland Bulldogs,
Brooklyn, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, New York,
Philadelphia, Providence and Stapleton in Green Bay and 
the same teams with the exception of Providence and 
Cleveland and Stapleton on the latters' home fields.  Three
games are booked with the Bears again. Providence,
Brooklyn and Stapleton will play in Green Bay for the first
time this year...OFFICERS ELECTED: The league directors
elected officers for the coming year at the session, acted
on franchise applications and changed some of the league
rules besides drawing up the schedule. Cleveland, with
Jerry Corcoran as coach and manager, was granted a
franchise. The Cleveland club will play most of its games
away from home. Minneapolis gave up its franchise for one
year and the application for Milwaukee was put over for
action later by the executive committee after it developed
that sufficient support to swing a club in that city was
lacking. This action means that Milwaukee will not be in the
circuit this year. The league directors voted to allow each
club to have 22 players in uniform instead of 20 as in past
years. All of the clubs that were in the league last year will
be back again with the exception of Minneapolis and
Newark. Teams represented at the meeting were Brooklyn,
Green Bay, New York, Providence, Portsmouth, Stapleton,
Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears and Philadelphia...FEW
DEALS MADE: While player trades were discussed at
length, few deals were made. All of the clubs reported that
they would have many new men this year and indications
are that the league will be stronger than ever. Joe F. Carr of
Columbus, O., was re-elected president and handed the
additional office of secretary, while Carl Storck of Detroit,
former secretary, was elected vice president and treasurer
of the league. The executive committee of Judge Dooley,
Providence; Dr. Harry March, New York, and Dr. W.W. Kelly,
Green Bay, was re-elected. Those attending the meeting in
addition to those mentioned above were L.H. Joannes, G.
F. Clifford and E.L. "Curley" Lambeau of Green Bay; Tim 
and Jack Mara, New York, Charles Cooper, Providence;
Robert Haines and Senator Shep Royle, Philadelphia; Dan
Blaine, Stapleton, N.Y.; John Depler, Brooklyn; H.N, Snyder,
Harold Griffin, Potsy Clark, Portsmouth, O.; George Halas,
Chicago Bears, and Dr. D.J. Jones, Chicago Cardinals. 
The Portsmouth club announced that George (Potsy) Clark,
former University of Illinois star quarterback and recently
football coach at Butler and Kansas, had been signed to
direct the Spartans. It was also announced that Steve
Owens, veteran tackle, would replace L.H. Andrews as
coach of the New York Giants.
JULY 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The 1931 schedule
for the Green Bay Packers is the hardest ever planned,
according to Coach E.L. Lambeau who returned from the
annual meeting of the National league in Chicago early
today. Dr. W. Webber Kelly, Leland H. Joannes, and Gerald
Clifford, other Green Bay representatives, also returned
today. Permission to open the season on Sept. 13 instead
of one week later, as in former years, was granted, the
coach said. Several teams expressed desire to begin the
season with league opponents instead of playing weak,
non-league squads. Brooklyn, Chicago Bears and the New
York Giants are expected to be unusually strong teams,
according to the coach. Stapleton, with Hinky Haines
directing, also will be near the top as Ken Strong, Douglas
Wyckoff and other outstanding players will be with that
squad, he added. Robinson, former Brown star, will direct
Providence. The Chicago Bears and Cardinals will
alternate at Wrigley field in Chicago this year, he added. No
games will be played at the Sox park. Eight league games
at home is a record for Green Bay, the coach said. Last
year only six league games were played here.
JULY 16 (Green Bay) - Uncertainty over the plans of Milton
Gantenbein, outstanding end on the Wisconsin football 
team the past two years and captain of the eleven last year,
was settled today with the receipt of a contract from the
gridder to play with the Green Bay Packer eleven. Some 
time ago, Gantenbein announced that he had decided to
play with the Packers but his contract was not sent in. He
later said that he was not sure of his plans for the future,
adding that if he played professional football he would 
accept the Packer contract. With the receipt of the signed
contract by Capt. E.L. "Curley" Lambeau, Gantenbein
definitely has cast his lot with the Packer eleven. Coach
Glenn Thistlewaite considered Gantenbeing one of the 
best football players in the Big Ten conference last year. He
is a tall, rangy youth, built much on the order of Lavvie 
Dilweg, all-American veteran of the Packers. Gantenbein
weighs 190 pounds and is close to six feet tall. He is a 
good man on defense and an excellent receiver of forward
passes, according to Coach Thistlewaite and Coach E.L.
Lambeau. Gantenbein played in the East-West game on
the Pacific Coast and was one of the outstanding players
of the day.  Capt. Lambeau was impressed with his work in
that battle and offered him a contract at the close of the
school year. The Badger end is the first Wisconsin football
player signed by the Packers in some time. He is the fifth
outstanding college gridder of last year secured by Capt.
Lambeau to bolster the 1931 team in a quest for a third
straight championship.
JULY 23 (Green Bay) - The signed contract of one of the
1930 Green Bay Packer eleven veteran was in Capt. E.L.
Lambeau's office today with Wuert Englemann's name on 
the dotted line. Englemann was the first 1930 regular to be
signed by the coach in preparation for the 1931 National
league season. He is the seventh player in the fold as five
outstanding players of last year's collegiate rank have
already accepted terms to play here, and a former Cardinal
has been added to the roster. Playing his first year of pro
football last year, Englemann turned in several good
performances. He is unusually fast, a good blocker and a
good receiver of forward passes. Injuries kept him on the
sidelines part of the season in 1930 but in several battles
he turned in some fine ball carrying. Englemann is a 
graduate of the University of South Dakota where he was a
star on the football, basketball and track teams. He played
three years with the football team and was rated as one of
the best halfbacks in the northwest. Last winter he kept in
condition here by playing basketball with the Packer cage 
team. Capt. Lambeau said today that contracts would be
submitted soon to several other members of the 1930
championship team. He added that negotiations are also
underway to bring a number of other outstanding college
performers of last year to Green Bay. The coach plans to
call practice the first week in September as the season will
open on Sept. 13 against the Cleveland team. The game
will be a National league encounter.
JULY 28 (Green Bay) - The third member of the 1930 Big
Ten championship team at Northwestern university was
added to the Green Bay Packer roster today with the receipt
of the signed contract of Frank Baker, all-American end.
Baker was also sought by the Chicago Cardinals and the
Chicago Bears, but when his teammates, Henry Bruder,
halfback, and Wade Woodsworth, guard, cast their lots with
the Packers, the end decided to accept terms offered by
Capt. E.L. Lambeau of Green Bay. Capt. Lambeau expects
Baker to make good his first year in the professional ranks.
He was an outstanding player on several all-American
elevens in his senior year. While a junior, Baker led the Big
Ten in scoring, something no other end has been able to
do for many years...PLAYED ON COAST: Baker played in
the East-West game, holding down one end for the Eastern
All-Star team, while Milton Gantenbein, Wisconsin, who 
also has signed a Packer contract, performed at the other
wing. Both played sixty minutes and were all over the field
to turn in some good football. They did their best work 
going down on punts, downing the safety man time after
time before he had a chance to get started. The 
Northwestern end weighs about 182 pounds and is six feet
two inches tall. He is unusually fast, a deadly tackler and a 
good man on forward pass offense or defense, according
to the Packer coach. Grantland Rice, writing in Collier's 
about his all-American selections, said that Wesley Fesler,
Ohio, Dalrymple of Tulane and Baker of Northwestern 
stood above all other ends in the country. Rice said that
Dalrymple finished with a slightly higher average of
consistency than Baker to earn the first place on his all-
American team. Dalrymple was no more brilliant than 
Baker at his best, writes Rice, but for all season's play
leading coaches believe Dalrymple had a slight shade, 
although Baker looked best at the start of the season..VAN
BIBBER NOT SIGNED: Contrary to published reports, 
George Van Bibber, Purdue tackle, has not signed a Packer
contract, the Green Bay coach said. Van Bibber had 
indicated that he would like to play with the Packers, the
coach said, but had a coaching position in line and is
expected to take it in preference to a professional career.
Contracts from several other veterans and new men are
expected within the next week or ten days, Lambeau said.
JULY 31 (Green Bay) - A veteran and a youngster, who 
comes with the recommendations of Jimmy Crowley, were
added to the Green Bay Packer 1931 roster today. The
veteran is Dick Stahlman, who has been playing with the
New York Giants for the past three years. The youngster is
Roger Grove, who according to Crowley, is going to show
many National league quarterbacks a few tricks. Stahlman
secured a release from the New York Giants at the end of
the 1930 season and became a free agent, according to
Capt. E.L. Lambeau. He accepted an offer offered by the Packer coach and sent in a contract today. Stahlman, a former University of Chicago gridder, and one of the few from the Midway to play professional football, has considerable experience as a tackler and is expected to prove a big help to the Packers, the coach said. He is only 27 years of age and has been playing with the Giants for three years. He weighs about 205 pounds and is about six feet tall. Grove performed at quarterback for Jimmy Crowley's Michigan State eleven last year. It was his third straight year as the State field general and at the end of the season he was ranked second to Frank Carideo among the midwest's outstanding signal callers. When here for a visit recently, Crowley predicted that Grove would make good his first year. He told in glowing terms of the youth's ability, classifying him as one of the best all-around backfield men that he had ever seen. According to Jimmy, Grove passes accurately and while running at a fast pace. He is an excellent place and dropkicker and punter, besides being able to block and run with the best boys in the sport, Crowley said. Grove is the fifth back signed by the Packers for the 1931 team.
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Signed contracts from members of the 1930 championship team began to come in today to the office of E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packer professional football team. The Packer coach sent contracts to several veterans of last year's team this week and today announced that Claude Perry, tackle, and Jim Bowdoin, guard, had accepted terms. Several others are expected to sign within the next week or ten days. Both players are veteran professional performers. They came to Green Bay from below the Mason and Dixon line and have turned in some fine football in the past few years. Perry joined the Packer team in 1927 and has played a good brand of football for four years with the team. He played without a headgear and is unusually fast in getting down the field on punts. Before coming here, Perry performed on the Alabama varsity eleven. Bowdoin also played football at Alabama before coming to Green Bay. He started with the Packers in 1928, one year later than Perry and has been a regular guard since that time. Bowdoin is probably the strongest man on the team and seldom gets hurt. He is fast, despite his 230 pounds and can do everything that is asked of him. With the two linemen in the fold, Capt. Lambeau now has 12 players under contract for the 1931 season. He expects to have squad of about 30 players to start the year.
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Arthur (Red) Bultman, former West Green Bay star and captain and center of the undefeated Marquette university football team of 1930, has signed as center with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National league, he announced in Milwaukee. The Green Bay youth received definite word of the acceptance of his contract Tuesday and was given instructions regarding the coming grid campaign. He will report at Columbus, O., Sept. 1, and the Brooklyn squad then will move to Magnetic Springs, O., for early training. Following their opening game against Portsmouth, Sept. 13, the Dodgers will meet the Packers at Green Bay, Sept. 20. Bultman has been attending summer school at Marquette and is engaged in construction work. He will return to school for the second semester of the next school year to complete work for his degree in physical education.
AUGUST 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The annual stockholders meeting of the Green Bay Football corporation will be held in the assembly room of the courthouse, Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Officers for the coming year will be elected. A statement on the Football corporation's finances, prepared by Treasurer C.J. O'Connor, will be read for the stockholders. Coach E.L. Lambeau will give a forecast about the 1931 season and review what happened at the National league meeting in Chicago on July 11-12, when he booked the best schedule that has ever been drawn up for a Packer team. In announcing the call for the meeting, President L.H. Joannes said: "The Football corporation executives are hopeful that the stockholders will make it a point to attend next Tuesday night's meeting. Matters of importance are to be taken up and it is urgent that all members of the corporation be on hand. It is our intention to start the season ticket sale in the immediate future along with the other activities that enable Green Bay to keep its place in the professional football world."
AUGUST 31 (Green Bay) - August (Mike) Michalske, who 
has been called "the guard of the century" and who last 
year captained the Green Bay Packers to their second
consecutive national championship, has signed his 1931
contract. His announcement made today by the Green Bay
management, is expected to be received as cheering news
by Green Bay fans, as the popular Mike has won an 
increasing host of friends through his performances here
in the last two years. Michalske's signing increases the 
total of Packers now on the squad to 25...THIRD WITH
PACKERS: Mike was given all-American honors while
playing at Penn State and he received all-American pro
mention as a first team member for three years since his
graduation. This season will be his third with the Packers.
He starred for two years with Red Grange and C.C. Pyle's 
New York Yankees, captaining that team. At the close of the
1927 season, Lewellen and Earpe were loaned to the New
Yorkers when that aggregation planned a cross country
exhibition tour. Michalske was a member of the Yankees at
that time and the Bay players returned home singing the
praises of Mike as the greatest guard in the country. 
Newspaper writers have unhesitatingly named him one of
the greatest guards in football history- superlative language
being just about unanimous...DECLARED FREE AGENT:
Michalske was declared a free agent in 1929 when Pyle's
Yankees went on the financial rocks. He cast his lot with
Green Bay in spite of the fact that every team in the circuit
was bidding for his services. His home is in Cleveland, but
he has remained in Green bay most of the time since the
close of the 1930 season. He has kept in trim during the
past summer by hurling underarm ball for local diamond
ball teams, pitching the Green Bay Land team into a tie with
the Feldhausen Cubs for leadership of the Commercial
loop. During the 1930 season Michalske incurred more 
than his share of injuries. He played during the first half of
the schedule with a broken finger and finished the season
with leg injuries which would have stopped any ordinary
man...START PRACTICE TUESDAY: The Packers will start
regular practice Tuesday morning. Bud Jorgenson, the
property man who is starting his seventh season with
Coach Lambeau's team, has been busy getting the
equipment assigned. As in past years, the Packers will 
have their dressing rooms in the Columbus Community
club. A number of the players are expected to check in 
today. The reporting orders specified that every member of
the squad had to be on hand Sept. 1. Cal Hubbard and
Tom Nash are the only players given an extension of time.
Both these gridders have baseball contract to fulfill.
Halfback Mule Wilson, who joined the Packer squad late in
the 1930 season, arrived Sunday from Texas. Wilson has
not put his name on the dotted line as yet, but Coach
Lambeau will confer with the former New York Giant
backfielder this evening and his acceptance of terms is
forecast. Hank Bruder, looking fit and tough, arrived late this
morning after driving to Green Bay from Evanston, where 
he spent his summer. Bruder has been busy wrestling 
during the past several weeks and looks in great condition.
He weighs 185 pounds and expects to gain with the start of
football practice. The next pair of recruits to check in where
Rudy Comstock, guard received from the New York Giants,
and Ray Grove, Michigan State quarterback, who arrived at 
a late hour this morning.
SEPTEMBER 1 (Green Bay) - Verne C. Lewellen, Packer
veteran since 1924, when he joined the Bays after a
sensational football career at Nebraska university, again
will wear the familiar uniform. Announcement of Lewellen's 
signing was made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau, as the
Packer squad trotted out on the grass at Joanne park for its
first regular workout of the year. Most of this years' talent 
was present at the first official workout this morning, and
the individual squad members appeared in the best of condition. Lewellen was considering seriously a pro baseball career when the call came for him to join the Packers for the 1924 season. He had just recovered from a serious illness, and was all "skin and bones" when he arrived in Green Bay, but he soon found his niche in the big
machine which even then was preparing itself for a national championship...ACHIEVED ITS GOAL: Lew was a valuable cog in the team which eventually achieved its hard-won goal. His undergraduate experience stood him in good stead, as for three years he had played conference football at Nebraska, captaining the varsity in 1923. For three years since his graduation he has been named all-American professional, and for s number of years he has no equal as a kicker. During the Packers' great drive for a title in 1929, Lewellen's toe was invaluable to the team's defensive efforts. Time after time his long punts drove opponents back under the shadow of their own goals and the Packer halfback developed the knack of bouncing his kicks outside well inside the 20 yard line...ENTERED POLITICAL GAME: Lewellen, a graduate in law, soon entered the political field, and at present he is serving his second consecutive term  as district attorney of Brown county. Lew was quite a  baseball player in his collegiate days. After arriving in  Green Bay, he pitched and played first base for the Green Sox, turning in many a win for the Fox River Valley league team. With Lewellen back in togs, Packers on the 1931 squad total 26 with several more to sign. Russell Saunders is slated to arrive here this evening, according to a wire Coach Lambeau received from the Pacific coast luminary Monday night. Mrs. Saunders is making the trip with her husband and she plans to remain here during the football season...GROUNDSKEEPERS SMILING: Last night's rain was made to order for the City stadium gridiron. For the  past month, it has been necessary to run a hose on the playing field continually to keep a certain amount of moisture in the turf. The playing field is in better shape than it ever was. Fresh sod was placed over some of the barren spots early in the spring and this has taken root nicely. Grass seed was sown over the gridiron and the new crop is reported good. Starting Monday, Marcel Lambeau, who has directed the football corporation building activities for a dozen years, will have a crew of men at the field setting up the temporary bleachers, putting the bench seats in their places and fixing a board here and there in the big stands so that the layout will be in tiptop shape when the gates open for the game with the Cleveland Bulldogs on Sunday, Sept. 13.
SEPTEMBER 1 (Green Bay) - Heading down the home stretch of the Packer season ticket drive, the solicitors under the direction of Chairman Gerald F. Clifford are making splendid progress, according to the reports filed at Monday night's meeting of the solicitors. The outlook is very encouraging and football corporation executives are confident that when the final checkup is made just before the opening game with the Cleveland Bulldogs, a week from Sunday, the total sales will pass the 1930 high peak of $12,000 plus...BETTER THAN EXPECTED: "Business in the season ticket sold line has been better than we expected," said President L.H. Joannes. "We still have about ten days to go and I am hopeful that many new customers will be signed up. There are still any number of choice seats available and we are in position to fill demands within 48 hours. This season the out of town business has shown a healthy increase. Many of the fans, who come regularly to the Packer games, are taking the season tickets so to be sure of the same seat for every contest. In this way they escape the last minute jam at the gates or standing in line at the Packer ticket headquarters at the Columbus Community club buildings...LOOKS LIKE BEST TEAM: "The football corporation has gone the limit to get together what looks like the best team that ever represented Green Bay on the professional football gridiron. The season ticket sale is our 'nest egg' for the lean spots of the season and the bigger our sale is now, the better we are protected in a financial way for any emergency that might arise during the 1931 schedule. The cost of professional football is growing each year but thanks to the splendid support of the fans we have managed to keep pace with the larger cities in the National league. As the expenditures go higher, naturally we must increase our season ticket sales to help balance our budget and that is why I am making a final appeal to those who haven't purchased season tickets to get in line and do so at once." The Packer ticket office at the C.C.C. will be open afternoon for the remainder of the week, according to E.A. Spachmann, who handles the ducats. Starting next Monday, the office is to be open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Reservations can be made for any of the eight games at home. A "get together" meeting of the Packer players, board of directors and ticket solicitors has been arranged for Thursday night at the Beaumont hotel. Coach E.L. Lambeau will have all his gridders present and it will give the directors and salesmen a chance to get acquainted with the new members of the squad and mingle with the veterans again. About 50 are expected to gather around the board.
SEPTEMBER 2 (Green Bay) - 28 Packers now are ready for the 1931 season. The latest additions to the national championship squad are Hurdis W. McCrary, backfield speed demon, and Joseph A. (Red) Dunn, popular field general and Packer veteran since 1927. Dunn ranks among the most popular football players ever to perform for the big Bay eleven. His presence in the Packer backfield, where he has called signals since he was obtained from the Chicago Cardinals after the 1926 season, always has a quieting effect upon the general nerve tension throughout the stands, as he runs the gold machine with all the ease which his many years of experience allow...STARRED AT MARQUETTE: Red is a graduate of Marquette, where he starred in football and basketball. After graduating he played one year with the Milwaukee Badgers and then two with the Cardinals, before making his autumn home in Green Bay. He rates as one of the best field generals in the National league, being an accurate passer, efficient placekicker and unexcelled at calling plays. His educated toe has booted many field goals and points after touchdown for the Packers. Dunn is a prominent insurance man in Milwaukee, and takes his vacation during the football season. Every year, regularly, he announces his intention of quitting the professional game, but every season when the air gets crisp and footballs are being booted around, he wanders back to Green Bay for the National league season. If the Packers really wanted to get rid of Dunn they would have to drown him, but his return in 1931 is hailed with delight by all Green Bay fandom...NEED EXPRESS RIFLE: McCrary is the "big train" of the Packer back garden. He starts as fast as any man on the team, and as one Chicago scribe declared last year, "has to brought down with an express rifle." He was all-American fullback at Georgia in 1928, and is starting his third year with the Packers. His undergraduate experience was received under Coach Jimmy Crowley. With Green Bay, McCrary has been used alternately at fullback and halfback. The big back is a year round resident of Green Bay, serving as aid to a paper mill executive here. Contracts turned in by Dunn and McCrary bring the total squad to 28.
SEPTEMBER 2 (Green Bay) - "All present or accounted for" marked today's turnout of the Green Bay Packers, as the big Bay squad trotted out on its practice field at Joannes park. Every member of the national championship outfit who has signed a contract to date was on hand, barring only Tom Nash and Cal Hubbard, prevented from attending because of baseball affiliations. Dick Stahlman, tackle, obtained from the New York Giants, and Russ Saunders, Southern California quarterback, arrived last night and were out in uniforms this morning. The rest of the squad is intact and Coach Lambeau pushed his chances through a vigorous practice session.
SEPTEMBER 3 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood, Green Bay's
touted "vagabond halfback"; Fay (Mule) Wilson, one of the
fastest backs on the pro gridiron; Dave Zuidmulder, former
East high captain; Paul Fitzgibbon, veteran of last year, and
Chester (Swede) Johnston, Appleton High star, have been
added to the 1931 roster of the national champions, to
practically complete the Packer squad. 33 men now have
signed...ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT: Blood is another Packer
veteran whose name is known whenever and wherever
professional football fans gather. Enough tales of his
football experiences have been written to fill a good sized
book and the vagabond halfback always seems ready to
turn in some new bit of quick thinking to maintain his
gridiron reputation. Johnny started his football career with
short team appearances at several colleges and
universities, launching his professional game with the 
Duluth Eskimos. He played with that team for two years, 
and in 1928 performed with Pottsville, beside the
redoubtable Tony La Tone, pile driving fullback. In 1929 
Blood joined the Packers and helped hoist the national
championship bunting in that year and in 1930. He kicks;
he passes; he runs, and his touchdown gallop in last
year's New York game has been a frequent topic of gridiron
conversation ever since...SPEED IN BACKFIELD: Wilson
has been making the rounds of several National league
clubs. He is rated one of the fastest backfield men in 
football today and has a pickup, which would be the envy of
any automobile manufacturer. He graduated from Texas A.
and M. after playing three years of varsity football and for two
years was named all-Southern back. He started his pro
career with Buffalo in 1926, playing half a season before he
was purchased by the New York Giants. For several
season Wilson's pounding play featured the New York
backfield. He is an exceptional kicker, booting both punts
and other varieties in addition to his chain lightning 
backfield work. He secured his release from New York 
toward the close of the 1930 season, played two games
with Stapleton, and then joined the Packers. Now he's 
ready for another season...EAST HIGH LEADER: Dave
Zuidmulder is a native product and well known to all Green
Bay sports followers. He once captained a strong East high
team and attended St. Ambrose college, where he won
notice as a good running back. He has spent three years
with the Packers and last year looked great in several home
games, particularly the Portsmouth tilt, when he ran the 
Ohio line ragged in the closing minutes of play. Dave plays
baseball for the Green Sox in the valley league and was a
three sports man in his high school days. Fitzgibbon, a
practicing physician on the Pacific coast, formerly starred
with the Creighton Bluejays in his undergraduate days. He
started his professional playing with the Duluth Eskimos,
later performing with Philadelphia and the Cardinals. He is
a splendid blocker and a good team worker, scoring 
several touchdowns last year as the receiver for Packer
pass attacks. Swede Johnston was an all around athlete 
for Appleton High. He played here against the Packers with
the Oshkosh pros last year and has speed to burn. In
addition, Johnston is a capable kicker.
SEPTEMBER 4 (Green Bay) - There will be a twin bill sport
attraction at Joannes park on Sunday afternoon as the Bay
squad is scheduled to stage its first scrimmage of the
season in the City stadium at 1 o'clock while at 3 p.m., the
grudge baseball encounter between Kaukauna and Green
Bay will hold forth at the League diamond. This football-
baseball doubleheader is expected to draw an enourmous
throng and the police department has been asked to 
assign extra men to handle the crowd...CHANCE TO SEE
GRIDDERS: The gates at the stadium will be thrown open
about noon for the "free show" which will be staged for the
Packers. It is seldom that the national champions stage a
practice scrimmage but Coach Lambeau figured it would 
be a splendid opportunity to give all his gridders a chance
to do their stuff in a make-believe game. There are some
30 odd gridders in the Green Bay squad being pointed for
the opening National league game here on Sunday, Sept.
13 with the Cleveland Bulldogs and the scrimmage will give
the Packer followers an opportunity to look over Coach
Lambeau's army of gridders...MAKE QUICK CHANGE:
Dave Zuidmulder and Bo Molenda, members of both the
football and baseball squads, will do a "double trick" on
Sunday. The Packer practice will be completed by 2:30 o'
clock and the pair will jump out of their moleskins and into
baseball togs for the grudge encounter with Kaukauna,
winners of the pennant in the Valley league.
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - Tonnage which rates it as
one of the heftiest teams ever to play professional - or 
amateur - football is dragged over Joannes park every time
the Packer squad trots through its practice sessions. 
Statistics reveal that the squad of 32 players, all of whom 
with the exception of Nash and Hubbard already have 
reported, represents a combined weight of 6,365 pounds,
or slightly over three tons. This is a tremendous amount of
weights for one football squad, particularly in view of the
fact that the squad, including both backs and linemen,
averages 198.9 pounds per man. The linemen, considered
with the somewhat lighter backs weeded out, averages
209.3 pounds per man, and this weight will be tossed for
the first time in 1931 competition against the Cleveland
Bulldogs on Sunday, Sept. 13...PLAY DIFFERENT STYLES:
Men from the east, men from the west, from the north and
south, representing colleges and universities, playing vastly
difference styles of football, all are combined to form the
1931 Packer squad. All-Americans, all-westerns, all-this
and all-that, have been tossed into one organization with
one goal - to defeat as many National professional football
team as they possibly can, prior to the last whistle of
December's final whistle. Four ends of the first magnitude
are included on the squad. Dilweg, 190 pounds Marquette
law graduate, has played for years before Green Bay 
crowds, and this year again he will be supported by Nash,
Georgia university, 210 pounds at the other wing. Baker, an
all-American, has been sent up to represent Northwestern
university, and to add another 182 pounds to the squad's
weight while the fourth end is Gantenbein, a Wisconsin 
product weighing 199, about the team average...SIGN FIVE
TACKLES: There are five tackles who have signed to play
with the 1931 Packers. Hubbard, 250 pound Geneva 
college star, will report late, as umpiring duties are keeping
him busy in the east. Sleight was a rookie from Purdue last
season, but won his spurs by some terrific demonstrations
in the front wall, where his 223 pounds were established.
Then there is Perry, another veteran of years, who weighs
210 pounds and once played football for Alabama. 
Stahlman, Chicago university tackle, at 230 pounds, and
Jannisen, 198 pounds from South Dakota State, are the
other tackles. There also are five guards joining the Bays'
daily practice sessions. Michalske the dependable weighs
194 pounds and was an all-American at Penn State. 
Woodin weighs 208 and hails from Marquette, while
Bowdoin is another beefy lad, who tips the beams at 230 and did a lot of football playing for Alabama. The other guards are Comstock, a Georgetown product who scales 198, and Radick, former Marquette captain, who adds another 210 pounds to the general tonnage...DON'T LOWER AVERAGE: The three Packer centers do not drag down the weight average a mite. Earpe tosses in 230 pounds, and acknowledges Monmouth college as his alma mater. Carlos played with Drake, and weighs 190, while Darling is a product of Beloit, where he also was a captain. He weighs 206. The Packers have a great variety of big, fast, powerful backs, many of whom can be used interchangeably. Thus McCrary can be used at half or full, Fitzgibbon at quarter or half, Bruder anywhere in particular and so down the line.
SEPTEMBER 5 (Cleveland) - When Manager Jerry Corcoran
leads his Cleveland Bulldogs into Green Bay for a National
league football contest, September 13, he will present a
formidable array of former college stars in his starting
lineup. Al Cornsweet, who blazed his way to collegiate fame,
as fullback on the Brown university "Iron Men" eleven in
1928, has been named head coach. Another former Brown
athlete, Dave Mishel, has been secured by Corcoran to
serve as first lieutenant in handling the front wall. The
Bulldogs went into training camp near here more than a
week ago and now are involved in daily scrimmages which
the players themselves describe as being "toughest of the
tough". At present, there are 35 candidates. Whether a cut in
the roster will be made prior to the Green Bay game is
problematical. Manager Jerry Corcoran is faced with a
problem similar to that which confronted the old lady in the
shoe. There are so many splendid looking athletes on hand
that he is rather reluctant in cutting adrift any player until
after he has been given a thorough trial.
SEPTEMBER 8 (Chicago) - The fatal shooting of pretty
Evelyn Danielson, 22, beauty parlor operator, in the
apartment of a married city plumbing inspector during a
revel held police attention today. Patrick Gavin, 41, the city
employee was held after he had walked into the Woodlawn
police station last night and reported the shooting. Gavin
was apparently intoxicated, police said, and told them he
did not remember whether the girl had shot herself or had
been murdered. Gavin said he was once a Syrcause
university football player and had played professional
football in Buffalo, Detroit, Green Bay and Rock Island. Miss
Danielson's body lay on a sofa in the one-room south side
apartment. There were bullet wounds in her neck and left
hand. Coroner Bundeson said one bullet, entering at the
neck and coursing down to the heart, could not have been
fired by the girl. She apparently had been dead since dawn.
Gavin told police he had gone to the apartment with Miss
Danielson Sunday night after attending a wedding. They
spent the night drinking. Gavin's wife was at the home of a
sister who is ill...Gavin was a fullback on the Packer pro
eleven during the 1923 season. After leaving here he went
to Detroit. Previous to coming here he played with Rock
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer season
ticket salesmen will meet tonight at 8 o'clock in the nest to 
last session of the campaign. This is one of the "mop up"
gatherings and Chairman Gerald F. Clifford intends to
personally check over the assignment sheets in hopes of
picking up more business. Several special committees are going to call again on "turn downs" and expect to get a few more of the oldtimers back in line. There are still many choice reservations available in the season ticket section, which is between the 40-yard lines on the south side of the gridiron. If there are any fans who want season tickets and have not been solicited, a phone call to the Packer central ticket headquarters in the Columbus club, Howard 2372, will bring immediate action by a member of the sales force.
manager of an automobile concern here. Whitey is an aggressive guard, and has always been relied upon to fill necessary gaps in the Packer forward wall. He played football at Marquette university, and started his professional career with the Racine Legion, before joining Green Bay...HOMETOWN PRODUCT: Radick, a genuine Green Bay product, attended West high school, captaining the purple eleven in his senior year. He then went to Marquette university, and played three years of varsity ball being selected as captain for his final campaign. He joined the Packers last year, being used both at tackle and end, but this year Coach Lambeau intends to make a guard of the giant lineman. Twenty-one players are now on the Packer roster.
AUGUST 28 (Green Bay) - Frank Baker, all-American end
from Northwestern University will be among the newcomers
on hand for the twilight practice tonight. The former Wildcat
star checked in late Thursday. He seems to be in tiptop
shape. The new Packer end is built exactly along the lines
of Dilweg and Nash. He is 6:2 and weighs about 200
AUGUST 29 (Columbus, O) - The twelfth season of the NFL
will swing into action two weeks from Sunday, according to
President Joe F. Carr, who has headed the professional 
gridiron wheel since it was organized back in 1919. Two
games are scheduled to Sept. 13., the opening date. The
Cleveland Bulldogs are slated to meet the national 
champion Packers at Green Bay, Wis., while the Brooklyn
Dodgers are billed to pry off the lid at Portsmouth against
the Spartans...SEES SUCCESSFUL SEASON: President
Carr forecasts a successful season for the league. The
veteran executive claims there isn't a weak spoke in the
wheel, adding that several of the second division clubs of
1930 have greatly strengthened their battle fronts. "The race
for the pennant should be a dandy," said President Carr.
"Reports coming into my office show that every team in the
circuit has increased its strength, and this even included
the Green Bay Packers, the pennant winners of 1929 and
1920. I think the addition of LeRoy Andrews will be valuable
to the Chicago Cardinals as he has always finished well
up in our league while directing teams in Cleveland, Detroit,
Kansas City and New York."...SIGNS FORMER ILLINI: "Portsmouth put over a good stroke of business by signing Potsy Clark as coach. This former Illinois quarterback is a football student and he has the knack of getting the best out of his players. Clark will have a great squad at Portsmouth to work on. Contract lists in my office show that Green Bay has again lined up an aggregation which should make a determined bid for the championship. Coach Lambeau has nearly all of his veterans back in the fold and his new material is above the average. Such players as Saunders from Southern California and Bruder and Baker from Northwestern should prove valuable to the great Wisconsin machine. The Brooklyn club featuring Stumpy Thomason, former Georgia Tech flash, will probably place well, as the Dodgers under the able direction of Coach Depler were stepping along fast when the curtain dropped on the 1930 season."
AUGUST 29 (Green Bay) - Two giants of the Packer forward wall and a college gridder from Texas have signed their 1931 contracts, the Green Bay management revealed today. The veterans are Tom Nash, end, and Cal Hubbard, tackle, while the recruit is Wayne Davenport of Abilene, Tex., who has had three years of varsity football at Simmons college. On account of their baseball connections, neither Nash or Hubbard will report here for football until Sept. 18. There are now 24 players in the Packer squad...FAVORED BY CROWLEY: Nash has tailed his long length on Green Bay gridirons since 1928 when, highly recommended by James (Jimmy) Crowley, present Michigan State coach, he came up from Georgia. Playing with that university, he won all-American rating in 1927, having three years of varsity football and baseball to his credit. Paired with Dilweg on the Packers' great teams in 1929 and 1930, Nash helped earn the rating the two have enjoyed as the best pair of ends in professional football. Nash weighs 210 pounds in fighting trim. Twice he has tried out with the New York Giants, National league baseball team, and during the past year has played with San Antonio in the Texas loop. He is an outfielder by trade. Packer fans will never forget Nash's sterling play in last year's Green Bay-New York game here,
when he grabbed a forward pass and breezed past Friedman for the first touchdown of the contest, which was won by the Packers, 14 to 7...UPSET HARVARD TEAM: Hubbard, who probably is the heaviest regular today playing professional football, captained a Geneva college team before his advent with the New York Giants. He was a member of the Geneva team which in 1926 upset sport headlines by staging a surprise defeat of Harvard behind the coaching of Bo McMillen. Hubbard tossed his lot with the Giants during the 1927 and 1928 seasons, aiding them in winning a National league pennant during the former year. He was used as end on offensive and backed up the line on defense. In 1929 Cal came to Green Bay in a trade involving Rosatti, and played both end and tackle during the season. He was used at tackle all last season. He weighs 250 pounds and knows the rule book from A to Z, and then some. This past summer he has been employed as umpire in the International baseball league, having graduated from the South Atlantic, or "Sally" league, where he called balls and strikes for two seasons. It has been reported that he will work in the American league next baseball season. Because of their baseball work, Nash and Hubbard will report to the Packers on Sept. 18, after the Cleveland game and before the Brooklyn contest, Sept. 20...GETS WILSON'S O.K.: Davenport is a rugged back and he comes here highly recommended. Several of the coaches in the Texas conference put the O.K. on him for Coach Lambeau and Mule Wilson, who was a member of the Packers at the close of the 1930 season, checked up on Davenport and his report was favorable. Wilson is a resident of the Lone Star state. Davenport can play either half or fullback and he is credited with being an exceptional blocker. The Texan arrived late Friday afternoon and appears to be in the pink of condition after a summer of ranching. Ray Jannisen, the South Dakota tackle, who was recommended by Wuert Englemann, also reached here Friday. He looks husky.
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - L.H. Joannes was re-elected president of the Green Bay Football corporation at the annual meeting held Tuesday meeting in the assembly room of the courthouse. Gerald F. Clifford was again chosen vice-president and Charles J. O'Connor and G.W. Calhoun were re-named as treasurer and secretary, respectively. The executive committee will again will be composed of L.H. Joannes, Gerald F. Clifford, Dr. W.W. Kelly, A.B. Turnbull and Charles Mathys...NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The new board of directors is made up on Joannes, Turnbull, Dr. Kelly, Mathys, Wenzel Wiesner, Clifford, Lewis E. Peal, Edward Schweger, Harry Golden, H.J. Bero, Edward Schuster, Marcel Lambeau, Ralph Drum, Ed Van Vonderen and Calhoun. At the open meeting of stockholders, Treasurer O'Connor read the financial report showing a fair profit for the past year. Some queries were asked about the statement and Dr. Kelly took the floor to more fully explain the report. Following considerable discussion a motion was passed approving the report and audit, which, for those interested, will be on file for inspection at the office of Treasurer O'Connor in the City Center building...LAMBEAU OUTLINES PROSPECTS: Coach Lambeau, in a brief address, outlines the prospects for the coming year. He mentioned several of the outstanding stars that had been added to the Packer battle front and promised the stockholders that Green Bay would he well represented again on the professional gridiron. Vice-President Clifford, who will again direct the season ticket sale, asked for the corporation of all the stockholders in this year's drive. A meeting of the ticket sellers has been arranged for next Tuesday night in the courthouse assembly room. This fall the national champions will play more games at home than ever before but there will be no increase in the season ticket prices over other years. Following the adoption of report of the board of directors' nominating committee, composed of Arthur J. Gotto, C.M. Berard and Frank Mohr, the stockholders' meeting adjourned and the directors went into session. The re-election of the officers was the first business on the program and then the executive committee was renamed. It was decided to immediately advertise for bids on the park concessions. These must be filed within the next week with President Joannes...POLICE COMMITTEE NAMED: Bero, Marcel Lambeau and Drum were named on the City stadium police committee. They will have charged of patrolling the field at the home games of the Packers. Sullivan post of the American legion will cooperate again this fall. Broadcasting rights for the Packers' home game were again given to WHBY, De Pere, and WTMJ, Milwaukee, which will carry the Windhams sport broadcast. Wadhams will also "air" the Packer games abroad. It was decided again to establish the Football corporation's central ticket office in the Columbus Community club. E.A. Spachmann will be in charge of the ticket sales and the office will be opened early in September. Packer tickets will be on sale as usual at many places about town...JOANNES ISSUES STATEMENT: At the close of the meeting, President Joannes issued the following statement: "The Football corporation has started another year and it is the aim of the directors to give Green Bay another great season of professional football. As in other years, we are counting on the support of the community and, feeling confident that this will be forthcoming, the corporation executive feel assured that 1931 will be another red-letter year in Packer football history."
AUGUST 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer Football corporation's $15,000 season ticket sale campaign will be launched Tuesday evening at a meeting in the assembly room of the courthouse and Vice-President Gerald F. Clifford, who will again be in charge of the drive, wants all the solicitors to be on hand promptly at 7:30. In past years, the season ticket sales drive often dragged out over six weeks but this fall Chairman Clifford hopes to clean it up in half that time. As a matter of act, it must be done because the opening game of the season is only a month off. The Packers start their 1931 pennant chase here with the Cleveland Bulldogs on Sunday, Sept. 13. E.A. Spachmann, who handles the tickets, is preparing lists of last year's holders of the season tickets and these persons will be called on first. Many of the football fans have had the same seats year after year and it is the intention of the corporation to fill these same orders again as fast as possible. Printing of season tickets have been completed and immediate delivery will be possible. Order books for solicitors together with the receipt blanks for the purchasers are to be distributed at Tuesday night's meeting. Chairman Clifford is mapping the city into districts so that the individual solicitors won't double track over another's territory. Each worker will be given a a call list and he will be asked to report every 48 hours on his results. A "mop-up" committee to be in harness during the last quarter of the campaign and this group will check back on all prospects whom the solicitors haven't been able to line up. The Football corporation will make a stronger play this fall for season ticket purchases by out of town customers. It is the intention to cover all the neighboring towns thoroughly by personal visit and by letter. There will be no advance in the price of season tickets despite the fact that the national champions are playing more league games at home than ever before. This is a sales point which is expected to bring a number of additional customers in line.
AUGUST 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Football corporation season ticket salesman will meet in the assembly room of the courthouse Tuesday evening at 7:30 and get assignments for the campaign which will get underway immediately. Vice President Gerald Clifford, who will again direct the solicitors, is hopeful of reaching the $15,000 goal before Labor Day. Lists for campaign workers have been made up from the 1930 records and there will be no delay in starting. It will be possible to make 48-hour delivery on tickets as the season books have been completed by the printer and are now in the hands of E.A. Spachmann, who has looked after the Packers' tickets for the past 10 years. Everybody will be welcome at Tuesday night's meeting and the Football corporation executives are in hopes that the ranks of the season ticket sellers this year will be larger than in other seasons. "We want more solicitors in the field this year," said Vice President Clifford in discussing the campaign. "If we can pick up about 40 additional workers, we have no doubt but that the campaign will climax successfully before Labor Day. In other years, we have not had enough solicitors and this has dragged out the drive. This season, we have mapped out an extensive campaign and it is necessary to have more workers in the field. Let's have a big turnout Tuesday night and get off to a flying start. It has been our experience that the easiest thing in the world to see is a Packer season ticket and this fall the purchaser gets a special bargain because the tickets are good for eight games instead of six or seven as in other years without an increase in price.
AUGUST 18 (Green Bay) - Big Elmer (Red) Sleight dropped
into Green Bay for a short visit over the weekend and while
here signed a contract to play football with the Green Bay
Packer again, it was announced today by E.L. Lambeau,
captain of the club. Sleight has been busy around movie
lots of Hollywood since the close of the football season,
getting several assignments to appear in motion pictures,
according to the Packer coach and stopped here for a short
time before returning to his home in Morris, Ill., where he 
will spend a few weeks before coming back here for the
start of the football season early in September. The former
Purdue tackle played his first year in the professional field
last  year, coming to the Packers after his graduation from
Purdue where he starred for three years on the line. He is 
a towering gridder, measuring about 6 feet one inch and
weighs close to the 230 pound mark and while at college
was chosen on practically every all-American eleven in his
senior year...FAST AND POWERFUL: Sleight made good 
his first year with the Bays, something few other college
stars have been able to do. He is fast and powerful and
seldom gets hurt, often standing up against the best
players in the country for the full 60 minutes of the game. The former Purdue star made a home for himself here by his aggressive work with the Bays. His play was outstanding throughout the year. The lineman is the fourth regular of last year back with the team again and the 13th player to be signed for the 1931 squad. Nine new men have been added to the club and a few more are expected to be signed before the season begins. Several other veterans of the 1930 team also are expected to be in the fold within the next week or ten days, according to the Packer coach...HOLD SHORT DRILL: Capt. Lambeau and some of the players worked out at Joannes park yesterday afternoon, playing touch football. Jugger Earpe, Whitey Woodin, Bernard Darling, Herber and Lambeau ran through light drills. They plan to work again Wednesday afternoon. Several other players also will be on hand to begin limbering up for the season.
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - The Packers' season ticket sales campaign got off to a flying start at Tuesday night's meeting in the assembly room of the courthouse when Gerald F. Clifford, who is directing the drive, told the solicitors they only had $13,500 to go as he had spent the
afternoon calling on prospects and his business tour
netted $1500 in ticket sales. "There should be no trouble
selling season tickets," Clifford said at the meeting. "This
is 'Bargain' year. We are providing eight games at home,
every one of them league contests, instead of the usual six
or seven which always included one 'free lance' attraction
as an opener."...CAN GET SAME SEATS: "During the
remainder of the week, we will attempt to get in touch with
every season ticket holder of 1930 and get his order for this
fall. E.A. Spachmann, who handles the tickets, has 
complete lists of all last year regular patrons and we will
give them every opportunity to pick up the same tickets
again." There was a fair turnout at the meeting. A number
of the veteran solicitors were again on hand ready to do 
their bit for football in Green Bay together with some new 
men who are entering the campaign...FOR IMMEDIATE
CALLS: Sales lists from 1930 were checked over and 
some new prospects assigned to the solicitors for immediate calls. The ticket campaigners are to meet again on Friday night and Chairman Clifford is hopeful that the drive total will be over the $5,000 mark, which is just one-third of the $15,000 goal. Orders for season tickets can be placed with the officers, members of the board of directors or the following solicitors: Arthur Otto, Elroy Van Oss, Eli Wood, Howard E. Woodin, Walter Mott, Howard Bassett, William Haslam, Harold Kuypers, Oliver Lambeau, Elmer Brown, Joe Feldhausen, Walter Ladrow, M.L. Hynes, T.A. Carney, Henry Lardeau and others. Booster trips to neighboring cities were discussed and it is probable that later in the campaign, Chairman Clifford will take some of the footballers for calls in adjoining cities. Sturgeon Bay, Shawano, Oconto and Kaukauna have already invited the Packer executives to drop in...NO DELAY IN DELIVERIES: Sales Director Spachmann announced that he is in a position to make immediate delivery of tickets in the regular reserved sections. Filling of mail orders will get underway shortly.
AUGUST 20 (Green Bay) - Another college star of 1930 and
a member of last year's Packer championship team were
added to the 1931 roster of the Green Bay football club 
today when signed contracts were turned in by Raymond
Jannisen, giant South Dakota tackle, and Arnold Herber,
former West high triple threat star. Jannisen comes with 
the recommendations of Wuert Englemann, Bay halfback,
and several coaches of the northwest, according to Coach
E.L. Lambeau. He is a fast, husky lineman, standing 6 feet
2 inches and weighs about 210 pounds. While at school
he played three years at a tackle berth and the past two
years has been an all-conference choice...WELL KNOWN
STAR: Herber is well known to all Green Bay fans. While at
high school he starred in basketball, football and track. He
was regarded as the outstanding athlete of West high 
school, doing just about everything asked of him in any
sport. The former West high flash got his start with the Packers last year after two years of college at Wisconsin and Regis, Denver. He turned in some good football, although lacking experience and this year, Capt. Lambeau expects him to do even better. Herber has everything a good football player needs. He is fast and shifty and can pass and kick with any halfback in the country. He has been training diligently all summer, kicking, passing and running with the ball in company with several West high team aspirants at the West high field...15 ON ROSTER: With the contracts of this pair in the secretary's office, there are 15 men now on the roster for the 1931 team. Capt. Lambeau expects to have at least a dozen more players on the squad by the time the first practice session begins early in September. Several Packer players had a workout at Joannes park last night, running through light drills to prepare for harder practice sessions to begin soon. Lavvie Dilweg, Darling, Lambeau, Herber, Earpe and Woodin were among those working out.
AUGUST 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Packer season ticket solicitors are scheduled to file their reports to Chairman Gerald F. Clifford at the first round up of the campaign which will be held tonight. The ticket salesman have spend several days checking up on the reservation holders of other season and, to date, there hasn't been much thought of new business, although a large number of prospects have been listed by the drive managers. Compared with last fall, requests for season tickets from out of town football fans have increased about 15 percent. This is considered an encouraging sign, because there has been no solicitation outside of Green Bay and De Pere. Eli Woods, Chief Ralph Drum, H.J. Bero and Arthur Gotto, all veteran solicitors, made their first calls late Thursday and they were more than pleased with the reception. Joe Feldhausen, on the north side, reports all his regulars in line again and he hopes to round up a few more season ticket customers.
AUGUST 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Business wasn't so good at the meeting Friday evening of the Packer season ticket salesman but the Football corporation executives are confident that more encouraging reports will be filed when the solicitors check in again next Wednesday night. Some campaign workers are having trouble getting in touch with veteran ticket holders. However, appointments by telephone will be made over Sunday and the first of the week will see a lot of orders from regulars in the receipt books. One encouraging sign is a few "double up" requests. A number of the 1930 season ticket holders have asked for additional seats. Their applications will be filed as soon as possible. In the meantime, E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, is checking the lists and plans to give the holders of season tickets in other years first call on their old reservations. Ed Schuster, a recent addition to the board of directors, is going to take over the soliciting in Denmark. He figures he can round up a number of season ticket purchasers. Schuster started off on the right foot by increasing his own order for box seats from three to five. George Gibson, who is president of the Wisconsin Rapids baseball club, has promised to stir up some season ticket sales in his city. According to Gibson, there are about 30 Wisconsin Rapids football fans who drive over for every Packer game and he thinks he can line up at least a dozen of them to purchase the 8-game tickets, which are selling at bargain prices this fall.
AUGUST 25 (Green Bay) - A veteran of more than two seasons in the Green Bay Packer backfield, who has sided in bringing two national championships to the city, again will perform behind the Bay forward wall, with the announcement that Bo Molenda, one of Michigan's greatest fullbacks, has signed his 1931 contract. Few Packer regulars are better known in professional football circles than the battering Molenda, who in his undergraduate days teamed with Friedman and Oosterbaan on a powerful Michigan university eleven. After his graduation he toured the country with Red Grange and his New York Yankees, and from this organization he was purchased by the Packers, prior to the end of the 1928 season, joining his new team at Atlantic City, N.J...PLAYED SEVERAL GAMES: He played several games with Green Bay in 1928, and gave promise of fitting perfectly into the Bay machine. This promise was fulfilled in 1929, when with Molenda as a strong backfield cog, the Packers swept to their first professional league title. Moledna's home city is Detroit, but in the summers of 1929 and 1931 he has hurled the baseball for the Green Bay Fox River Valley league entry. He is possessed of about the heaviest set of underpinnings ever seen on a Green Bay gridiron, and has a smashing way all his own, which has earned his everlasting respect in professional football...FIFTEEN NOW SIGNED: Bo is rarely injured, being about "as tough as they come" on the postgraduate gridiron. His addition brings the number of Packers signed to date, including both old and new, to 15.
AUGUST 25 (Chicago) - Wade (Red) Woodworth, former Northwestern guard, will enter the coaching field instead of playing professional football as first planned. Woodworth yesterday agreed to coach the line at the U. of Cincinnati for the coming season. He had previously signed a contract to play with the Green Bay Packers but a clause in the agreement permitted him to get his release if he obtained a coaching job...Coach E.L. Lambeau received a wire from Wade Woodworth late Monday afternoon stating that he had secured the coaching job at Cincinnati university. The Packer leader has started negotiations for another guard and expects to close an important deal within the next 48 hours.
AUGUST 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Cleveland Bulldogs have been practicing. Mike Michalske, star Packer guard, who returned Monday from a visit with his parents in Cleveland, reports that Manage Jerry Corcoran
has lined up a likely looking aggregation and this his club probably will get somewhere in the National league pennant chase. This Cleveland club is scheduled to open the season here on Sunday, Sept. 13, against the national champions at City stadium. It is possible that Corcoran will bring his squad here a few days before the opener for final workouts. Corcoran, the Cleveland helmsman, is a veteran in professional football circles. He first played with and then managed the Columbus team, of which Joe F. Carr, now president of the National league, once was president. Last season Corcoran handled the Brooklyn Dodgers. This will be Corcoran's second visit to the Bay as he accompanied the Columbus club here in 1922 for the game which was played in a downpour of rain on the old field in Joannes park. This was the contest which Cub Buck won for the Packer with a placekick.
AUGUST 26 (Green Bay) - The list of prodigal Packers has
been increased by one, with the announcement that La
Vern R. Dilweg, four years veteran of the Green Bay football
team and member of both national championship squads,
has signed his contract for the 1931 season. The addition
of Dilweg brings the list of Packers now on the squad,
including one and new, to 16. Back in the days when a
pioneer Packer team was engaged in carving football 
history for Green Bay, Lavvie Dilweg was a star performer
at Marquette university. Here he played varsity football for
three years, captaining the team in his junior year, when he
was selected on the All-American team of the late Walter
Eckersall. Dilweg also played in the East-West Pacific 
coast game following his senior football season...PLAYED
GREAT BALL: After graduating, the elongated end joined
the Milwaukee Badgers, playing sensational football for 
that team during the 1926 season. He received mention on
the second all-American professional team, and attracted
attention of the Packers, joining the Bays in the fall of 1927.
Since that time, Dilweg's number 22 jersey has been as
prominent and as popular on the Green Bay gridiron as 
that of any player. For four years he has earned a position
on the first All-American pro team. He is a sure and hard
tackler, is unusually fast in getting down on punts, and it
used constantly as a pass receiver. On or off the field, he
has won acclaim as a credit to professional football...
WEIGHS 205 POUNDS: Lavvie weighs about 205 pounds
in season's trim. He is a year-round resident of Green Bay,
practicing law with the firm of Clifford and Dilweg. The
veteran end is the third man playing in that position to be
signed by the Packers thus far, in preparation for the 1931
season...WILL PRACTICE TONIGHT: The "home guard" of
the national champions squad will engage in a twilight
workout at Joannes park tonight. Nearly all of the boys have
been making use of these practice periods to get in shape
early and have an edge on the other candidates who are
slated to report Sept. 1 for the regular drills. Capt. Lambeau
is looking for a larger turnout tonight as Mike Michalske is
about ready to limber up along with Ken Radick and Dave
Zuidmulder, two of Green Bay's own, who very likely will be
members of the Green Bay squad again. Lavvie Dilweg is
celebrating his contract signing by taking a week's vacation
and will be among the missing. 
AUGUST 27 (Green Bay) - Two more Packer veterans, both
members of the championship teams of 1929 and 1930,
have returned to bolster the list of Packer football players
already under contract, announcements by the Packer
management today revealed. The most recent players to
sign 1931 contracts are Francis (Jug) Earpe and Bernard
E. (Boob) Darling, rated as about the best pair of centers
who have ever played football for the national champions.
Earpe's service record runs back to 1922, making him the
dean of all Packers, in point of service. Only the tenure of
Coach E.L. Lambeau surpasses that of the veteran. After
graduating from Monmouth college, Earpe played football
for the Rock Island Independents, and then found his
permanent berth with the Packers...USED AT TACKLE:
When he first arrived at Green Bay, Jugger was utilized as
a tackle. Later, his 240 pounds were shifted to center, and
he became one of the first men in the national loop to toss the ball back with one hand. For several years he has been located primarily in Green Bay. He is a bond salesman. Boob Darling is a graduate of Beloit college, although he also attended school at Wisconsin and Ripon college. At Beloit, he starred for three years, captaining the varsity team during one of those seasons. His hometown is Oshkosh, but during the past two years he has served as representative for a Green Bay insurance firm...MARRIED THIS YEAR: Darling is the latest of all Packer benedicts, having been married early this summer. On the pro gridiron he has been used as substitute for Earpe, but at times he has risen to individual brilliance strictly on his own accord. With Earpe and Darling back in the fold, there are nine members of last year's squad again prepared to don the Green Bay moleskins...SIGN 18 PLAYERS: Altogether, the Packers have signed 18 players.
AUGUST 27 (Green Bay) - Some two dozen members of the Packers' season ticket sales committee checked in at Wednesday night's meeting and, according to Gerald F. Clifford, who is directing the campaign, their reports were fairly encouraging. Another meeting has been called for Monday night at 8 o'clock. "There is a lot of work to be cleaned up," said Vice-president Clifford, "if the $15,000 goal is to be reached before the referee's whistle toots for the opening game of the season with Cleveland scheduled at the City stadium on Sunday, Sept. 13"...NEW BUSINESS ABOUT PAR: "A glance over our ticket subscription lists show 75 percent of the regulars back in their old seats and the new business is running about on par with other years. Purchasers of 1931 Packer season tickets are getting more for their money this season than ever before because there are eight National league games booked at home. There has been no increase in prices over other years and this 'bargain' feature should interest many new customers."...SOLICITORS DOING WELL: Ed Schweger and Charlie Mathys have been doing a good job soliciting the central district of the west side. They have lined up nearly all of their regular customers, besides writing down some new business. Joe Feldhausen reports the north side is being well handled and an increase in season ticket sales in this area is forecast. The Legion trip, Chief Ralph Drumm, H.J. Bero and Eli Wood, have turned in some topnotch reports and they are still carrying on...COME THROUGH AGAIN: Whitey Woodin claims his total sales will go higher than last season while Arthur Gotto says that the Milwaukee road employees are sure to come through again for the Packers in a financial way. Lewis Peal and Elroy Van Oss, two of the veteran season ticket salesmen, are confident that they will top their 1930 totals. Both Peal and Van Oss have long lists of subscribers. Howard Bassett, Harold Kuypers, Jake Guerts, Walter Mott, Oliver Lambeau, Wally Ladrow, Elmer Brown and T.J. Carney are making good progress in their soliciting.
AUGUST 28 (Green Bay) - Recent contracts to play football
with the Green Bay professional league team have brought
three guards into the Packer lineup, Coach E.L. Lambeau
has announced. The most recent additional to the Packer
squad are Howard L. (Whitey) Wooding, Kenneth M. Radick
and Rudolph (Rudy) Comstock. Woodin and Radick are
veterans of last year's team, while Comstock performed
with the New York Giants. Comstock, who is a veteran pro
leaguer, earned his gridiron spurs at Georgetown, where he
saw three years of varsity football. He started off his
postgraduate career with Buffalo, and when that club went
on the financial rocks, cast his lot with the Philadelphia
Yellowjackets..MADE GOOD OFFER: At the end of the 1929
season he asked for his release from the Quakers and
started to dicker with several teams in the National league.
Coach Lambeau made him a good offer early last fall, but
the New York club boosted the ante a bit and he went with
the Giants on a one year contract. He was a 60-minute
man, performing consistently throughout the season.
Comstock was considering a coaching job for this fall, but
a long distance phone call from Coach Lambeau changed
his mind, and he will be on hand for practice next Tuesday.
When Red Woodworth decided not to play professional
football, a hole was left in the national champs forward wall
but the signing of Comstock is expected to plug the gap
nicely. The new Packer guard tips the beam at about 205
pounds, and he is blessed with more than the ordinary
amount of football brains...NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION:
Woodin needs no introduction to Green Bay fans. He
joined the Packers in 1922, only a few games after Earpe,
and is a year-round resident of the city. He is employed as
sales manager of an automobile concern here. Whitey is
an aggressive guard, and has always been relied upon to
fill necessary gaps in the Packer forward wall. He played
football at Marquette university, and started his professional
career with the Racine Legion, before joining Green Bay...
HOMETOWN PRODUCT: Radick, a genuine Green Bay
product, attended West high school, captaining the purple
eleven in his senior year. He then went to Marquette, and
played three years of varsity ball being selected as captain
for his final campaign. He joined the Packers last year,
being used both at tackle and end, but this year Coach Lambeau intends to make a guard of the giant lineman. Twenty-one players are now on the Packer roster.
AUGUST 28 (Green Bay) - Frank Baker, all-American end from Northwestern University will be among the newcomers on hand for the twilight practice tonight. The former Wildcat star checked in late Thursday. He seems to be in tiptop shape. The new Packer end is built exactly along the lines of Dilweg and Nash. He is 6:2 and weighs about 200 pounds.
SEPTEMBER 8 (Cleveland) - Headed by Al Cornsweet,
Brown university back and erstwhile Rhodes scholar
intellectual, the Cleveland Bulldogs will leave late this week
for Wisconsin, where next Sunday they will open the NFL
season against the champion Green Bay Packers. The
Bulldogs expect to arrive in Green Bay Friday nigh and will
warm up on the Packer gridiron Saturday in preparation for
Sunday's contest. Stiff practice sessions have toughened
the Bulldogs as the game date nears. Talent from a variety
of college and universities is included on the squad,
headed by Cornsweet and his Brown university running 
mate, Dave Mishell, quarterback. Doc Elliott, Lafayette all-
American, is a bucking fullback who, it is expected, will 
keep the Packer backs drawn close to the line, and the
Bulldogs also boast three members of last year's
Portsmouth squad: Ray Novotny, Ashland college back;
Chuck Braidwood, Tennessee end, and Bob Jesson, Iowa
State tackle...ALL-AMERICAN MEN: Cornsweet and Mishel
both were all-Americans as members of Brown's "Iron
Men" team, which once, on successive Saturdays, tossed
Princeton, Harvard and Yale threats into the gridiron scrap
basket. Other players on the Bulldogs include Algie Clark,
Ohio State; Chuck Weimer, Wilmington; Drip Wilson, Penn
State; Arthur Danzinger, Michigan State; Hoge Workman,
Ohio State, Otto Vokaty, Heidelberg, all backs; Buck Lamme,
Ohio Wesleyan, John Hurley, Washington State, ends; 
John Ridler, Michigan State; Paul Mundy, Kansas, tackles;
Dick Cullen, Geneva; Bill Gregoire, Dennison; Al Nesser,
Cleveland sandlots, and Bill Stewart, Western Maryland,
guards; Art Barlow, Army, and Biff Critchfield, Wooster, 
centers. The management is seeking a satisfactory
summer resort, located conveniently in Wisconsin, where
his charges may rest and practice in the interim between
the Packer game next Sunday and the contest with the
Chicago Bears on Sept. 20. After the Bear game Cleveland
opens at home, meeting Brooklyn as a starter. Of the many
heavily padded players, who will represent Cleveland
during the 1931 season, none will be accorded more
recognition than Doc Elliot, backfield ace. Elliott is a colorful
player and his outstanding ability as a line plunger has
generally been recognized by professional fandom...
VETERAN PRO PLAYER: Elliott learned his football at a
Youngstown, Ohio, high school later matriculating at Kiski,
eastern prep school. Two years later he enrolled at
Lafayette. At that time there was no first year residence rule
in operation, and as a yearling he quickly earned the call as
first string fullback. Walter Camp made a special trip to the
Yale-Lafayette contest and was so impressed with the
youngster's work that he named him the outstanding
fullback of the country. In 1923, Dez joined the old Canton
Bulldogs. The next season he played for Cleveland, and so
great was his reputation that the management of the old
Pottsville squad in the Pennsylvania coal regions offered
him an exorbitant salary. Elliott jumped his Cleveland
contract and finished the campaign with Pottsville. He was
quickly suspended by President Joe F. Carr of the National
league for violating his agreement with the Cleveland
organization. Now six years later, Elliott has completed his
exile and has been signed to play with Cleveland. He is still
a young man, passing his 29th birthday late in August, and
displays the same daring, rushing type of line plunging that
stamped him as one of the all-time greats of eastern
collegiate football.
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - The Packer squad was kept
busy over the holiday. On Sunday, in the City stadium, 
Coach Lambeau put his charges through an intensive 
workout which was climaxed by a long scrimmage. All
members of the squad took part and there were frequent
changes in the lineup of both squads. Red Dunn started off
as head linesman and completed the afternoon's work by
calling signals at quarterback. All of the players, veterans
and recruits, had plenty of opportunities to bask in the
limelight and applause was frequent from the 5,000 fans
who watched the practice. Skull practice was in order on
Monday. The squad gathered in the C.C.C. training quarters
for a blackboard rill. Coach Lambeau mapped out some
new formations which will be worked up this week in
preparation for Sunday's game with Cleveland. Sunday's
practice was a hard grind with the players working for more
than an hour in intense scrimmage. All of the players with
the exception of Jim Bowdoin, who is sick, Tom Nash, Cal
Hubbard, Johnson and McDonnell were on hand and saw
action. Some of the new men looked good, showing 
flashes of speed and drive. Veterans also turned in good
accounts, both on offense and defense. The only casualty
for the day was Benard Darling, veteran center, who
sustained an injury to his chest that kept him in bed on Sunday. An X-ray was taken today to find out if any bones were broken. The injury appears to be just below his collarbone. Capt. E.L. Lambeau planned to give his men long drills this week, stressing the timing of plays and pass defense. Daily practice will be in order the rest of the week.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Chicago) - The inquest into a fatal shooting
of Evelyn Danielson, 22 years old, beauty operator found 
dead with three bullet wounds on Monday in the apartment of
Patrick Gavin, 41 years old, 6251 Blackstone avenue, former
city plumbing inspector and professional football player, was
continued yesterday to Sept. 15 by Deputy Coroner Jacob
Schewel. Only two witnesses were heard, the slain girl's
mother, Mrs. Minnie Danielson, 7305 Dorchester avenue, 
and Miss Evangeline Toscas, 4824 West Harrison street, a
friend. Gavin is being held without a formal charge. Police
last night were seeking a man known only as "Henry" who 
was with Gavin and Miss Danielson Sunday night. Neither
Gavin, Mrs. Danielson or Miss Toscas could remember his
name or give an accurate description. Attorneys for Gavin
stated that several other witnesses would be called.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - Tom Nash, veteran Packer end,
is on his way here. Coach E.L. Lambeau received the
following telegram this morning from Nash, who has been
playing ball with the San Antonio club of the Texas league:
"Got away week early. Leaving Wednesday. Should arrive
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - Tommy Hughitt, one of the veteran
officials of the NFL, has been assigned by President Joe F. Carr,
Columbus, O., to referee the Packer-Cleveland game which will
be played here Sunday afternoon at the City stadium. The kickoff
is at 2 p.m. Working with Hughitt will be Icky Erdlitz of Oshkosh as
umpire and Paddy Driscoll of Chicago as head linesman. Both Erdlitz and Driscoll are new additions to the National league's officiating staff this season. The Bay management is making arrangements to handle the largest opening game crowd in history. In other seasons, the Packer eleven has always pried off the lid with a non-league attraction but this season, due to a heavy schedule, the national champs will swing into action with a league title which promises to be bitterly contests, as the Cleveland Bulldogs boast a lineup that should chalk up a number of victories..GETTING STADIUM READY: A crew of men, under the direction of Marcel Lambeau, who has been in charge of construction since 1919, is busy at the City stadium this week getting everything in shape for the opening game. The bleacher seats are being set up as in other years. Aside from the Packers' own portable stands, other bleachers have been borrowed from the Northeastern Wisconsin Fair association and the East and West High schools. New goal posts will be erected; the inner fence around the gridiron is being fixed up and some carpenters are making necessary minor repairs on the big stands. There will be no change in the reserved seat sections and the entrance and exit gates will remain the same as in other years...WHERE TO BUY TICKETS: Brisk business is reported at the Packer ticket headquarters in the lobby of the Columbus Community club. Other places handling Packer tickets in Green Bay are Bosse's news deport, Dashner's cigar store, Congress billiard room, Schweger's drug store, Lison's drug store, Belleau drug store, Joe Feldhausen's, North Side Community club and John Synnes'. Tickets can be purchased out of town at the following places: Phillip Gross Hardware Co., Milwaukee; Point Sporting Goods Co., Stevens Point; Charles Destache, Sturgeon Bay; Hotel Marinette drug store, Marinette; Stangel Hardware Co., Manitowoc; Seger drug store, Peshtigo; Roach sport good shop, Appleton; R.B. Vickery Co., Suamico; Postal Telegraph Co., Menasha.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Cleveland) - Of all the football teams in the
country, pro, college, interscholastic and amateur, none of
them will have as ideal a playing field from the spectators'
viewpoint as the Cleveland Bulldogs of the NFL. Manager
Jerry Corcoran has completed an arrangement whereby
his eleven will play all its home contests this fall in the new
Municipal stadium. This monster bowl, a massive affair of
buff-colored brick and aluminum alloy, is the largest athletic
plant in the country other than Soldiers' field, Chicago. But
those who have surveyed both plans declare there is no
comparison between the two establishments. Not 
attempting any manner to disparage the Chicago stadium,
it is pointed out by observers that not a single seat in the
Cleveland stadium is farther away from the center of the
field than 300 feet...CAN SEAT 100,000: For a football 
game, 100,000 fans can be accommodated. Of these,
70,000 are under cover. When the stadium was opened in
July with the Schmeling-Stribling fight, accommodations
were there for better than 100,000. Cleveland Bulldogs will
play the first football game in the stadium on September 27
against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The local team invades
Green Bay Sept. 13 as one of the first league games of the
SEPTEMBER 10 (Green Bay) - "This is just like Alabama
weather," remarked Claude Perry, Packer tackle, as he went
through practice with the rest of the squad at Joannes park
this morning without seeming to mind the 90 plus degree
temperature. If Perry didn't mind the torrid heat, the others
did and after the session one of the players suggested that
they step on the scales and find out how much perfectly
good gridiron poundage was missing. Bud Jorgensen, the
property man, got busy with a pad and pencil, checking the
weights before and after the workout. It was discovered
that the squad had lost exactly 142 pounds preparing for 
the opening league game with the Cleveland Bulldogs
Sunday at the City stadium...TEAM WORKING HARD: It has
been years since Coach Lambeau had a football squad
which goes through practice with such earnestness. It
seems as if every player, recruit and veteran alike, is out
there every minute doing his best to make the grade. The
team is practicing inside the ball park. This move was
deemed necessary by Coach Lambeau to guard against
the possible invasion of scouts from foreign lands. The
baseball field is proving a good practice rounds and the
players seem to be more at home working inside a fence
than in the wide open spaces..EXPECT TOUGH GAME:
There is no question but that the Packer squad is expecting
the toughest kind of an argument with Cleveland. Some of
the veteran players after glancing over the Bulldogs' lineup,
have spread the word around that Jerry Corcoran is 
bringing a bang-up aggregation here. Players of the Doc
Elliott, Hoge Workman and Al Cornsweet type rank with the
best to be found on the postgraduate gridiron. Cleveland
should have a smart attack as Workman was a brilliant
signal caller while at Ohio State while Ray Clark, the other
Bulldog quarterback, has success last season piloting the
Brooklyn Dodgers. He was drafted for the field general's
berth when Yablok was injured and proved such a find that
he was kept in the position for the remainder of the season...TICKET SALESMAN MEET: While the Packers are working in torrid heat, the business end of the Football corporation is mopping brows and trying to carry on in anything but gridiron weather. Reports from around town reveal that there is a brisk demand for tickets to Sunday's game and there is the usual rush at the central ticket office in the Columbus club building. Chairman G.F. Clifford, of the season ticket sellers, has called for a final meeting of the campaigners tonight and an "eleventh hour" drive will be launched for additional subscribers to the season ticket list. According to E.A. Spachmann, who has charge of the tickets, some last minute changes in reservations has made available a few choice pairs of tickets right adjacent to the 50 yard line.
SEPTEMBER 10 (Cleveland) - Jack Dempsey has worn his ragged red sweater for many years, Bobby Jones wouldn't consider playing golf without his "Calamity Jane" putter, and Red Grange insists having 77 emblazoned on his jersey. Manager Jerry Corcoran of the Cleveland Bulldogs in the NFL has a similar complex. But his peculiarity deals with the colors of the jerseys his footballers wear. It has always been his opinion the eleven that is garbed in yellow jackets is most successful. Following this pet theory, Corcoran ordered lemon-colored sweaters for his famous old Panhandles of Columbus. Other teams in the country he has managed also always appeared on the field in yellow jerseys. However, when he was at the helm of the Brooklyn Dodgers a year ago, he had to content himself with green jerseys with a gold edging. The Green Bay Packers laid claim to Corcoran's favorite color in the spectrum. At the meeting of the league this July in Chicago, Green Bay officials announced the Packers would appear this fall in blue jerseys with gold numerals...JUMPED AT CHANCE: Jumping at the chance, Corcoran immediately asked for the discarded colors of Green Bay. As a result, his team will cavort over the fields of the country this fall in his favorite yellow equipment. "Yellow has always been my lucky color. Every team I managed which was garbed in yellow crashed through to victory. I am confident it will hold true this season," Corcoran declared. Speaking of this color complex, he has pointed out Green Bay has won the world's championship for two successive years while wearing his favorite color.
SEPTEMBER 10 (Chicago) - Arrest of Marcella Gavin Hepburn, rival of Evelun Danielson, 22-year old beauty parlot operator, who was killed Sunday after an all-night revel, was ordered today by Assistant State's attorney E.A. Ferrari. Miss Danielson was killed in the apartment of Patrick Gavin, former Syracuse college and professional football player. Miss Hepburn's arrest was ordered after Ferrari had questioned Gavin at length. Gavin, who declared he was innocent of murder although admitting he was present when Miss Danielson was killed, said he has paid court to Miss Hepburn before becoming interested in Miss Danielson. "Perhaps Miss Hepburn hid herself in your apartment while you and Miss Danielson were absent?" Ferrari prompted Gavin. The ex-football player only nodded his head at the suggestion. Miss Hepburn was questions after Miss Danielson's death, but was freed when she professed ignorance of the shooting and its cause.
SEPTEMBER 11 (Green Bay) - With the exception of Al Nesser, all other member of the Cleveland team, which plays the Packers here Sunday in the opening game of the NFL season, had fundamental football lessons on collegiate gridirons. Nesser comes from that famous Ohio football family. There were seven brothers and every one made a name for himself in the pro game. Al is the youngest of the clan, yet he has been footballing for a decade. He started his career with the Columbus Panhandles, which was at one time managed by Joe F. Carr who is now president of the NFL. When Nesser was with Columbus, Jerry Corcoran was the mascot. Now the big lineman is playing for the former mascot as Corcoran is managing the Columbus team. Nesser has played against the Packers twice, once with Columbus in 1922 and then with New York when the Giants beat the Bays here early in the 1928 season...OHIO STATE QUARTERBACKS: Ohio State is represented on the yellow-jerseyed team by Algie Clark and Hoge Workman, two great quarterbacks of the scarlet and gray. Clark played with Brooklyn in the league last year while Workman served as head coach at Simpson college, at Indianola, Iowa, in 1930. Heidelberg has forwarded Otto Vokaty, a 225-pound fullback, and Muriel Hutson, a likely looking tackle. Coach Al Cornsweet and his assistant, Dave Mishel, are former all-American backs from Brown. Doc Elliott also achieved all-America recognition on Walter Camp's last honorary team. He is an alumnus of Lafayette. Buck Lamme, an end, comes from Ohio Wesleyan. Chuck Weimer, fleet footed little half, is a product of the Wilmington college campus...WITH MICHIGAN STATE: Art Danizinger and Jack Ridler played with Michigan State last season. That team lost but one game in 1930. George Mundy is a randy tackle from Kansas. Al Jolley, another big tackle, comes from the same school. Ashland college in Ohio is represented on the Bulldog roster by Ray Novotny. Last year he played with Portsmouth, another National league eleven. Chuck Brairwood, former Tennessee athlete, also came here from Portsmouth. Johnny Hurley, mentioned as an all-American end from Washington State last fall, is physically equipped to give other candidates a strong big for one of the first string flank assignments. He is six feet, two inches tall and weighs over 200 pounds...ON ALL PACIFIC TEAM: He was chosen on the all-Pacific team last year and played in several of the East-West charity games in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Bob Jessen, a native of Minnesota, graduated as a tackle from Iowa and has played several years in the league. He recently branched out as a professional wrestler and has been taking this section of the country by storm by his mat victories. He is a tackle. Art Barlow, with the Army last year, and Biff Critchfield, of Wooster, are the two centers. Mike Gregory, former coach of the championship Dennison team in the Buckeye Conference, along with Dave Cullen of Geneva College, Bill Stewart of Western Maryland and Drip Wilson of Penn State, are other guards.
SEPTEMBER 11 (Columbus, OH) - The NFL season will get underway on Sept. 13 and continue until Dec. 13 with games booked on Sunday and evenings of the week under floodlights, according to the official schedule released today by Pres. Joseph Carr. A few Saturday games are also booked. Green Bay has drawn one of the heaviest schedules of any team in the circuit, with 14 definite games on the program and a tentative tilt with Portsmouth on Dec. 13. If the Portsmouth game is played, Green Bay will play eight games at home and seven abroad, starting the season Sept. 13 and ending Dec. 13.
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers launch a campaign for their third successive National league championship at the City stadium tomorrow afternoon, facing the Cleveland Bulldogs in the first game of the year. Before the season ends in December, they will either have accomplished the almost impossible task of winning another title or will be among the also-rans. The road they must travel will be filled with pitfalls. It will be stacked with obstacles in the shape of opposing National league teams, determined to dethrone the Wisconsin eleven that already has accomplished something no other team has ever done - win two consecutive championships. Assembled for the job of giving Green Bay and northern Wisconsin another championship is a great squad of players. It is made up of practically all of last years' players and the cream of the college ranks, gathered from the far corners of the country. Whether they can put Green Bay on top remains to be seen, but one thing is certain - that they will be fighting from the start to the end for the first position under the guidance of Capt. E.L. Lambeau, as his teams always fight...EXPECT SEVERE TEST: Fans will see a team playing somewhat different football this year than in the past. Instead of relying mostly on power, the team is expected to use fast running plays, with quick breaks and deceptive maneuvers. The air attack will be just as prominent as ever. In Cleveland, the Packers are expecting a severe opening test. The Bulldogs have a team composed of veteran professional performers and young college stars. Coached by Al Cornsweet, former Brown all-American, the squad is expected to play a smart, fast brand of football that will keep the Packers on their toes. Capt. Lambeau expects to use nearly all of his new men as he is anxious to see what they can do under fire. With a squad of 30 ready to start, he will have plenty of reserves and probably will send them in at frequent intervals...NASH ON HAND: All of the Packers with the exception of Cal Hubbard will be in uniform. Mickey McDonnell also will be missing. Although McDonnell was signed for this year's team, it is doubtful whether he will report as he is reluctant to give up business connections in Chicago. Swede Johnson, Appleton fullback, has been released for lack of experience. Nash arrived in Green Bay Friday and reported for practice today. Jim Bowdoin, who was ill and missed a few of the opening practice sessions, is better and will be ready to play. Bernard Darling, veteran center, who was injured last Sunday,. also was recovered although his chest is sore and he may be kept out of the game Sunday until he is better. as Capt. Lambeau doesn't like to take unnecessary chances. The kickoff is scheduled for 2 o'clock again. The Green Bay Legion band will be on hand as usual to lend color and music. A field broadcast will be given by the Platten Radio company with Jim Cofffeen and Pete Platten at the microphone. WHBY, St. Norbert's college, De Pere, will broadcast from the radio booth.
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - The Bulldogs opened their season in the Municipal stadium at Cleveland Wednesday night by defeating the Pennzoil eleven, 10 to 0. A crowd estimated at 25,000 witnessed the "starlight' game. The Bulldogs made their counters in the final quarter. Cornsweet plunged for a touchdown and Mishel kicked the goal. A placement from the 30-yard line by Doc Elliott was responsible for Cleveland's other points.
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - "Touchdown Packers", the cry which has spurred Green Bay's professional football teams for many years, will be supplemented this season by a lively march, "Go Get 'Em Packers," written by a Milwaukee song composer, which will be played for the first time at Sunday's game against the Cleveland Bulldogs, officials of the American Legion band announced. Eric Karll, Milwaukee, the composer, will sing the new march between halves of tomorrow's game. The Legion band practiced the number several times at its regular rehearsal last night, and the individual musicians were enthusiastic about the possibilities of the selection. Karll has been a Packer fan for a number of years and has expressed his support of the Green Bay team in the new march. The band will go on the air over station WHBY between 1:30 and 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, prior to the regular game broadcast.
An “action” photo of Russ Saunders, who played for the Packers in 1931. Saunders, captain of San Diego High School’s 1925 Southern California champions, started as a blocking back for the University of Southern California in 1927 and played on USC’s first national championship team in 1928. Switching to tailback, he led the 1929 Trojans to a 10-2 record and was Player of the Game in the 1930 Rose Bowl. He passed for a then unheard of 297 yards, completing his first three passes for touchdowns, and ran for another as USC demolished favored Pittsburgh 47-14. Saunders played one year of pro football, helping Green Bay win the 1931 championship, then became an executive with Warner Brothers. Russ was the model for USC’s “Tommy Trojan” statue.

Information from the Packerville blog.
The 1931 Green Bay Packers - 12-2 (1st)
Head Coach: Curly Lambeau