STAGE SET TO HANDLE RECORD CROWS AT PACKER-BEAR GAME
SEPTEMBER 25 (Green Bay) - Come early and hold your own ticket at the turnstiles. This is the appeal of
the Green Bay Football corporation as the stage is set at the City stadium to handle a capacity throng expected Sunday for the National league gridiron fracas
between the Chicago Bears and Packers. The kickoff is
at 2 p.m. Every effort will be made to handle the crowd
with as little congestion as possible. There will be
additional ushers and gate men in service along with an
augmented detail from the American Legion under the
direction of H.J. (Tubby) Bero. In addition, some 20
members of the Naval militia will help patrol the park...
POLICE FORCE INCREASED: The police force will be
increased to 18 men. A half dozen regular patrolman
have been assigned to the stadium along with seven
city motorcycle men and five county officers. Special
instructions have been issued and every rule will be
enforced to the letter. The main entrance is located at
the southwest corner of the stadium. Here are four
turnstiles, each with an individual runway. Legion men
will be stationed at the entrance to runways to prevent
any jam. If each spectator holds his or her own ticket,
the click of the turnstiles will proceed more rapidly. The
other turnstile entrance is at the southeast corner of the
park, which has sometimes been known as the "knot
hole" gang gate, yet is used by many who park their
cars back of East high school...HAVE PASS GATE: A
pass gate is to be set up directly behind the main ticket
booth at the west end of the field. No passes will be
accepted through the turnstiles. All ushers, park help,
concession employees, radio workers, etc., must use
the pass gate. Sunday, the turnstile entrances will be
opened at 12:15. In order to have all park employees at
their place to handle the crowd, it will be necessary for
them to report before noon. None will be admitted after
the turnstiles have started clicking. This rule will be
strictly enforced...EXTRA BENCH SEATS: Extra bench
seats have been placed on the south side of the playing
field. This is Section W. There are three rows in the unit
of seats. Benches have also been placed inside of the
railing surrounding the playing field at both the east and
west ends. These seats are all reserved. A detail of
police has been assigned to patrol the gridiron space
and only bench seat ticket holders and the sideline
badge wearers together with the players will be allowed
inside. Last Sunday, many of the youngsters camped
too close for safety to the sidelines. This will not be
tolerated at the Bear game.
PRO GRID NOTES
SEPTEMBER 25 (Green Bay) - Cleveland will open its
National league season at home in the municipal
stadium Saturday night with Brooklyn as opponents.
These clubs are tied for the cellar..Business is booming
in the Portsmouth sector. The Spartans, under the
direction of Potsy Clark, have visions of an NFL pennant
and fans are giving the team splendid support...The
starlight brand of gridironing got off to a flying start in
Chicago when the Bears whipped Cleveland, 31 to 0, at
Loyola field. George Halas even admitted he was
surprised when the paid gate tipped the 7,000 mark...
The New York Giants turned up for Sunday's game with
Providence by defeating the Orange A.C, 32 to 0. The
Owen machine clicked perfectly and probably could
have run up a much larger score against the Skeeters...
The Brooklyn club hastened back to Magnetic Springs,
O., after their 32 to 6 upset in Green Bay at the hands
of the Packers. Depler, Brooklyn mentor, claims the
Ohio resort is the best conditioning spot in the country...
There will be a raft of footballers looking for jobs after
Sunday as the National league rules provide for all clubs
to cut their squads after the third Sunday. Some of the
teams are carrying 35 men...The Green Bay Packers
will raise the 1930 pennant before the game with the
Giants on Oct. 4. The champions are planning quite a
ceremony and Joe F. Carr, president of the National
league, will be the guest of honor...Bronko Nagurski is
still doing things for the Chicago Bears. He played a
whale of a game against Cleveland. The former
Minnesota ace was a sensation in 1930 and promises
to make the headlines often again this fall..Bill
Fleckenstein, who has toured considerable in the NFL,
bobs up this season with the Frankford Yellowjackets.
Fleck still has a lot of good football left in him and he
should do well with the Hornets...Francis Deig, who
made quiet a name for himself in a gridiron way at
Marquette, will make his pro football bow with the
Providence Steamrollers. Deig was one of the
Milwaukee collegians' stars for the past two years...
Pederson and Pharmer, two members of the 1930
Minneapolis Redjackets, have signed to play with
Frankford. Pharmer made quite a rep as a bootsmith at
Minnesota while Pederson is an all around backfielder...
Red Cagle, who has been suggested to fill Benny
Friedman's shoes with the New York Giants, burned up
the gridiron in the exhibition game with Orange. The
former West Point cadet made one run of 60 yards for a
score...Manager John Depler of Brooklyn has uncovered
a speed merchant in Vance who hails from a Texas
college. In the Green Bay game, he pranced 60 yards
after receiving a kickoff and then ran around end for a
touchdown..Ken Strong, who has been playing baseball
in the International league, reported to Stapleton this
week. The sensational backfielder is in the pink of
condition and he immediately assumed his regular post
on the team...Hurley, end from Washington, has made
the grade with the Cleveland club. He was originally the
property of Portsmouth. The lanky westerner is built for
speed yet he has plenty of beef...Walt Holmer of
Northwestern, who played with the Bears in 1930, is
displaying lots of class in the Cardinal backfield. With
Glassgow as his running mate, Holmer is showing the
ability that made him famous under Dick Hanley.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
SEPTEMBER 25 (Chicago) - Secret practice has been
the rule for the Chicago Bears since Wednesday when
a couple of stranger were seen looking things over
during the workouts. Of course, Coach Jones did not
have any proof that the two strangers were Packer
scouts but just the same he isn't taking any chances
and the gates at Loyola field were closed.Admission
now is by ticket only and these pasteboards have to be
countersigned by George Halas, president of the Bears.
"Beat the Packers and win the pennant." That's the
battle slogan that someone has posted in the Bears'
dressing room and the players can't help glimpse it as
they changed their togs before and after practice. The
Bears have been working out twice daily this week and
there even will be a signal drill Saturday morning before
the squad entrains for Green Bay. With the exception
of Garland Grange, brother of Red, all the Bears, big
and little, are in good shape. Young Grange has a
sprained shoulder which is slow in mending.
SEPTEMBER 25 (Milwaukee) - According to veteran
sport scribes, it has been a long time since a sport
event in the middle west has attracted so much interest
in Milwaukee as Sunday's game at Green Bay between
the national champion Packers and the Chicago Bears.
Some 500 Milwaukee football fans will be in the stands
at the Bay this Sunday and there would have been
double that number if seats could have been secured.
Nearly all week, local football folks have been pulling
every kind of a string to land tickets to the contest.
"You'd think those Packers were Milwaukee's own,"
said Billy Sixty, a member of the sport staff of the
Milwaukee Journal after he had worked a shift at the telephone desk and had answered about 20 inquiries in
an hour about the ticket sale situation at Green Bay. "Never saw anything like it in my life," he continued. "Evidently depression hasn't hit the pockets of the professional football fans who follow the fortunes of that great Packer team."
PACKERS, BRUINS READY TO DO BATTLE
SEPTEMBER 26 (Green Bay) - The greatest battle of the year - before the largest crowd in history. That, in brief, sums up the advance story of the Green Bay Packer-Chicago Bear football game at the City stadium here tomorrow afternoon. Traditional rivals for ten years, these teams are expressed to wage a more bitter fight than ever tomorrow when they meet for the first time this year. It has been generally admitted that the team that wins the game will be the one to beat to win the National league championship. On paper, there appears to be little difference in the teams' strength. In three meetings last year, the Packers won two and lost one. This year, both have clean records, Green Bay turning back Cleveland and Brooklyn while the Bears whipped Cleveland in the only game played to date...LINES ARE STRONG: The lines appear about on the same plane, both on the offense and defense. The Bears have two great ball carriers in Grange and Nagurski as the main backfield threats, while the Packers have a host of good backs to make up for the ability of this pair. Green Bay's forward passing game has been strong enough to shade the overhead game of the Bears most of the time in recent years, but late last year and this season, the Chicagoans perfected this department and have strengthened their pass defense, so its doubtful whether the Packers will have it over them again. The game will be an exhibition of two distinct styles of football. The Packers, using fast running plays, much on the order of the Notre Dame style, will fight against the Bears, using what is commonly known as the Warner system, with two wingbacks and quick passing of the ball behind the line of scrimmage with off-tackle slants, plunges or passes developing from the same formations...ALL ARE FIT: The Bear attack is one that is hard on the ends, but, with four wingmen available, the Packers should be able to stand up under it. Linemen will have plenty of work with the tough Nagurski hitting with all of his force, but the team has more reserves than ever before, so should be able to stand up against his attacks. Every man on the Packer squad with the possible exception of Russ Saunders, will be available for duty. Saunders sustained a leg injury last week and may be held out for another week. The swelling has done down by Saunders was not able to practice until today so probably will not be used. Darling, who was injured three weeks ago, is better again and Cal Hubbard, who was missing the first two games, reported this week, so the squad is complete. Blood and Wilson, who received minor injuries last Sunday, have recovered. The gates will be opened at 12:30 o'clock and the game called promptly at 2 p.m. A crowd of between 13,500 and 14,000 fans, the largest in Green Bay history, is assured. WHBY, St. Norbert's college, and WTMJ, Milwaukee, will be on the air with radio broadcasts.
BEARS, PACKERS RENEW DUEL AT GREEN BAY TODAY
SEPTEMBER 27 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, rated as two of the best teams in the NFL, will meet here tomorrow. A pounding set of backs, including Nagurski, Red Grange, Brumbaugh, Senn, Lintzenich and Jensvold will attempt to break the Packer forward wall. The Chicago line will include such stars as Drury, Johnsos, Lyman, Anderson, Pearson, Buckler, Murry and Flanagan. The Packers survived the Brooklyn game in great shape. Johnny Blood, Russ Saunders and Mule Wilson will be on hand to face the Bears. They have recovered from minor injuries. The Bear line is one of the few in the National league which compares in bulk with that of Green Bay. Nine players, including Bronko Nagurski, scale more than 215 pounds. The rivalry between Green Bay and the Bears is one of the oldest in professional football. The teams have met 20 times, with nine games going to the Packers. Eight games were captured by the Bears, and three have ended in ties.