GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Like a mighty "Big Bertha" pounding the enemy's line, the Green Bay Packers pummeled the Chicago Bears at the Citt stadium here Sunday
until the foe weakened. Then they charged. When the
battle was over, the Packers ruled again, monarchs of
the midwest football world, and 13,500 followers - a
record crowd - had witnessed an epic-making struggle.
The final score was 7 to 0. Once gaining the lead - and
the Packers got it early - all the mighty Bears in the
world couldn't take it away from these Bay fighters. The
Bruins didn't give up the fight. They smashed back with
all there was in them - and it was plenty - but it wasn't
enough. The game wasn't as spectacular as many
between these ancient rivals. It lacked the wild thrills
that often go with the battles, but it contained plenty of
pounding, bruising, smashing football, with two mighty
teams engaging in a contest in which only the fittest
survived.
BATTLE OF LINES
It was a battle of line from start to finish. The backs
were in the game too, of course, to throw, or receive
passes and punt, but they couldn't get much in the
running game. That's where the linemen came in - and
how they came in - smashing, fighting and charging,
seldom letting a ball carrier get beyond the line of
scrimmage. It was power against power and only on 
one occasion did the Bear machine yield, not because
it wanted to, but because the Packers were a little
stronger and found a weak spot long enough to take
advantage of it and score. Then the Bears braced up
again and from that time, early in the second period,
until the end of the game, stopped the thrusts of Green
Bay, and were in turn stopped. The Packers made little
use of their vaunted passing attack, trying only five
passes. They used the running game continually, 
playing conservative football, contest to protect their
lead and take no chances. It wasn't a game in which 
they could afford to take chances. When they got out in
front, it was their game to let the Bears take the 
chances. It was a plan of battle, mapped out before the
game to win - and it was successful.
DILWEG RECOVERS FUMBLE
Without the great line that represents Green Bay this
year, it is doubtful whether such strategy would work.
With big, powerful front linemen who can stand up
against almost any kind of bruising, however, it was 
smart football. It was the ever-alert La Verne Dilweg who
paved the way for the first and only touchdown of the
game. Late in the first period, Lintzenich fumbled on his
own 22-yard line and Lavvie fell on the ball. From that
point, the Packers smashed on to the goal line and
scored, Verne Lewellen going over on the final thrust 
after he and McCrary had alternated in carrying the ball
on smashes through holes opened by linemen who rose
to almost super-human efforts. Lew's final smash was a
cutback play over left tackle. He went over the goal line
from the two-yard mark with a Bear touching him. Red
Dunn's toe, again as accurate as ever, booted the ball
from placement for the extra point and the Packers had
a 7 to 0 lead. That was the only time the Packers got
beyond the Bear ten-yard line. On one other occasion,
in the fourth period, they got to the 18-yard line. Some
great ball carrying by Englemann advanced the ball to
that point after a Bear fumble was recovered on the 30
yard line. Line plays failed to gain, however, and a long
pass, Lewellen to Dilweg, was knocked down by Red
Grange on the two yard line and the Bears took the ball
on downs.
BEARS PUNT OUT
Later in the game period, the Packers got deep into
Bear territory when a poor punt and a good return by
Fitzgibbons put the ball in play on the Bear 33 yard line.
The Packers advanced to the 25 yard line but a fumble
stopped the advance and the Bears punted out of
danger. The Bears were most dangerous in the third
quarter, getting to the Packer 25 yard line on one
occasion and to the 19 yard mark on a second attack,
only to be repulsed by the stubborn Packer defense.
Mule Wilson intercepted a pass to stop the first threat
after a toss brought the ball to the 25 yard line. After the
Packers punted, Brumbaugh got loose on a smash off
tackle and raced 10 yards. Molesworth then passed to
Garland Grange to put the ball on the 33 yard line. 
Brumbaugh again smashed through the line, picking up
seven years and Lintzenich carried the ball to the Bay
19 yard line. On the next play, an attempted pass, 
Dilweg broke through and smeared Brumbaugh for a 20
yard loss and the Bears were forced to kick.
NAGURSKI IS STOPPED
In other stages of the game, neither side was able to
penetrate opponents' territory. The Bears' passing game
clicked at times but never consistently or for long gains.
The Packers, playing a six man line with Michalske and
the fullback backing it up and in a position to stop
passes, broke up everything thrown at them whenever
the Bears threatened to become dangerous. Bronko
Nagurski, the powerful former Minnesota fullback, who
played havoc with the Green Bay team in the last game
last year, was stopped in his tracks on nearly every try.
He got loose on a few occasions but never for long
gains. Red Grange, of Illinois fame, likewise was 
stopped consistently and never got loose. Grange's
passing was excellent, however, and he did some great
defensive work. Lintzenich stood out for the Bears, 
doing all of the punting and playing a fine defensive 
game. Johnsos was by far the outstanding lineman,
breaking up Green Bay plays time after time. Nagurski's
work on the defense was also good. Molenda, Lewellen,
Englemann and McCrary were the best ground gainers
for Green Bay, finding their holes for short gains but
never getting free for long gains, due to good defensive
play of the Bear backs. Englemann got loose on one
play and started in his long, speedy, but ungainly stride
around left end and nearly was free for a race to the goal line before he stumbled as Lintzenich made a flying tackle and just managed to check his run long enough for other players to get him. On the Green Bay line, the play of Michalske, Stahlman, Sleight and Dilweg was prominent. It wasn't that these men were much better than other linemen who saw action, but they figured in plays in the open more often than others and so stood out. Michalske on one play raced across the field and pulled down Johnsos when the latter caught a pass and appeared to be heading for a touchdown.
CHI BEARS -  0  0  0  0 - 0
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  0 - 7
2nd - GB - Lewellen, 2-yard run (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
NEWS AND NOTES
SIDELIGHTS
SEPTEMBER 28 (Green Bay) - One "grandstand snatcher", one of those pests who get beneath the stands and grabs everything they find loose from the persons seated above, was extremely surprised yesterday afternoon when he took hold of an overcoat and attempted to pull it. The coat was still on its owner and it was only the "tail" that was hanging in mid-air...Profiteering on a wholesale scale was indulged in by one of the "peanuts, candy and pop" boys yesterday when he
attempted to sell a program for 50 cents. He finally let it
go for 22, the best he could do with an out-of-town
newspaper man...The Legion band was given a big hand
yesterday when it paraded around the field during the
half. It's becoming a marching aggregation and almost
as much of an institution at Packer games as the 
Packers themselves...Buckets were passed around
between the halves for the annual donation with which
to send the Lumberjack band to Chicago for the Bear
game. With many strangers in the stands, startled
glances greeted the boys who shoved a tin pail well
filled with "jack" beneath their noses. Like the small
boy and the collection box, they didn't know whether to
help themselves or someone else...Lavvie Dilweg and
Michalske played 60 minutes in yesterday's game, and
when we say played, it means just that for those two
boys. It wouldn't be hard to pick out the plays they were
not in, because they weren't any...Cal Hubbard, in a
spick-and-span uniform, was initiated into the 1931
season yesterday with a near sunstroke. Cal hasn't 
been taking punishment under the summer sun like the
other fellows and the pace was a bit fast for him...Herber got a bad break yesterday when, called into the game in the last 40 seconds or so to pull a long pass, he fumbled on a bad shot. It wasn't his fault, but 14,000 spectators saw only the Bears recover the ball...Another crowd like Sunday and there will have to be a little more speed on the gates. The crowd got tired of being shoved yesterday afternoon and some 200 put their shoulder to the double gate and crashed it...Five newspaper photographers lent a cosmopolitan atmosphere to the field yesterday as they raced up and down the sidelines praying for action and a little of the spectacular...Waldo Don Carlos, who is playing his first year of professional football, was used at center the entire first half. He took care of Pearson, Bear center, in good shape during the first quarter and then did the same with George Trafton, veteran Chicago pivotman...Darling replaced Don Carlos in the second half and played most of the third and fourth quarters. He appeared to be suffering no ill effects from the injury of three weeks ago, doing more than his share in the center of the line...Red Dunn, who usually is the peacemaker when the Packer players get into a scrap with opponents, was found in the unusual role of a participant of a near fist fight with Brute Trafton. Jim Bowdoin pulled Dunn away before any real damage was one and neither player was penalized. The tussle followed a Green Bay fumble, recovered by the Bears, near the center of the field, Red tackling the man who recovered the fumble, and Trafton objecting, on the grounds that the man couldn't run with a fumble, so it wasn't necessary for Red to tackle him...Dick Stahlman, who plays with a face mask due to an injury to a cheekbone suffered last year, is a great lineman, make no mistake about that. Dick was all over the field to tackle Bear players. The weather made it a great day for the fans but not for the players. The sun beat down unmercifully throughout the game and the water bucket came in for plenty of use...The victory was the 20th straight win for the Packers on the Green Bay field.
ENLARGE STANDS AT CITY STADIUM FOR GRID GAMES
SEPTEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - There will be room for approximately two thousand more spectators at the City Stadium next Sunday when the Packers meet the New York Giants in the pennant raising game as a big crew of men under the direction of Marcel Lambeau, superintendent of construction for the Green Bay Football corporation, is at work building two new sections of the big stands on the south side of the field. Bleacher reserved sections U and T have been taken down and permanent stands, 23 rows in height, are being set up. In section U there will be 19 seats to the row while section Y has 28 seats to the line. The bleachers, which were used for U and T last Sunday have been moved over to replace section Q at the southwest end of the field. The new arrangement is listed on the chart as sections Q and N with a seating capacity of 900 while the old section Q only housed 730 spectators. As soon as the new permanent big stands are completed, work will be started on two more sections at the east and west end of the south side of the field line with the big stands. These additional blocks of seats will be patterned after sections Q and P which are now to stand on the north at each end of the big stands. Each of these sections will have approximately 11 rows with about 38 seats to the row. These will mean about 1,000 more seats...THREE MORE TURNSTILES: A rush order has been sent to Chicago for three more turnstiles and these "clicker" are scheduled to arrive Thursday noon. They will be immediately placed in position and the football executives feel confident that these three additional entrances, nine in all, including the park employees and pass gate, will eliminate the confusion such as was experienced before the opening whistle last Sunday. Runways to the turnstiles will be extended outside the park about 5 yards and a much larger force of police will be on hand to line the spectators up for the runways. One of the ticket booths was moved further north outside of the park and a turnstile gate will be cut in nearby to speed handling of the crowd.
GIANTS EN ROUTE
SEPTEMBER 29 (New York) - Fresh from their 14-6 victory over the Providence Steamrollers, the New York Giants professional football squad left here this morning for Portsmouth, Ohio, where Wednesday night they will engage the Spartans in the first game of a strenuous midwestern campaign. The Giants, having the appearances of being the best ever to represent the East, will have the stiffest kind of competition during the next fortnight during which time they meet the far-famed Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, as well as the Portsmouth eleven, said to be much improved over last year's aggregation. The itinerary of the Giants will bring them into Green Bay at 10:30 p.m. Thursday over the St. Paul road. They will have two days in which to rid themselves of travel fatigue and to practice formations before answering the referee's whistle. While in the Wisconsin city, the Giants will stay at the Beaumont hotel. After the game with the Packers, the Giants will remain in Green Bay until Tuesday night from where they will entrain for Des Moines, Iowa, to play an exhibition game Wednesday. Sunday, Oct. 11, will find the Giants facing the Chicago Bears in the Windy city. This will be the final stand before returning to the Polo Grounds, and Coach Owens believes his men will return with a record unmarred by defeat.
FOUR MEN RELEASED
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Four players were released by the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, it was announced by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The squad must be cut to 22 men to conform with National league rules after the third league game. Players released were Dave Zuidmulder, former East high star, a halfback; Chester Johnston, Appleton, fullback; Wayne Davenport, Texas, halfback and Ray Janissen, South Dakota, tackle. However Zuidmulder will retain his connections with the Packers. He will be used as a scout and is to direct the plays of the "enemy" team in practice for games with teams in which he looked over.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - PACKER EDITORIALS
SEPTEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers moved from the sports pages up front to the editorial pages of two Wisconsin newspapers today when the Sheboygan Press and Milwaukee Sentinel used the team as a subject for editorials. The editorial follow: 14,000 GREEN BAY FANS: Fourteen thousand persons saw the Green Bay Packers, a professional football team, defeat the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The game was played in Green Bay. That city has a population of about 37,000; so a football crowd of 14,000 represents well above a third of the inhabitants. As an exhibition of football enthusiasm, the crowd, in the locality, probably has no equal. The phenomenon may banish the doubts of those who were uncertain whether professional football is here to stay. Never before did Green Bay produce a crowd of 14,000 for an athletic, or any, event. Of course, the Packers are a winning team. They are the 1930 professional champions and they are likely to finish well up among the leaders this year. These facts have a profound influence on the size of crowds, as any baseball magnate will testify. The rise of professional football has confounded all the prophets. Not more than five years ago the football "expert" would have been hard to find who would stake his reputation on the future of the game as played for hire. The colleges had a corner on it, as anyone would have told you. It is unlikely that the backers of the Packer team expected, when they organized it in 1920, to make it pay for itself through the gate. They conceived that it would advertise an industry and a city in a measure to justify their expense. It did. The Packers have put Green Bay on the national map and have taught the football fans of the East that upper Wisconsin is not given over entirely to wild red Indians. But by far the most remarkable inference to be drawn from the success of the Packers, and other professional teams, is that sports crowds can love a game whether or not they understand its intricacies. All of them certainly do not understand the nice points of football. - Milwaukee Sentinel...FOOTBALL IN GREEN BAY: In Green Bay Sunday 14,000 witnessed the Packers and the Bears play and accounts tell of every available seat being sold and standing room space as well. This indicates the hold that football has upon Green Bay, and you might say upon the state, for thousands of fans drive 100 or 200 miles on a Sunday to see these professional football games. During the earlier stages of the game, especially the first quarter, each team was looking the other over. The touchdown was scored after the Bears had fumbled the ball on their own 22 yard line, and the marvelous work of the Packers was demonstrated as foot by foot they swept aside obstacles and sent Verne Lewellen over for the only touchdown of the game. In the game Sunday, there was much of that spirit that you find in college football, for the American Legion band paraded the field and between halves a song dedicated to the Packers was sung on the field. It was a great contest, nothing sensational but the kind that fans enjoy. No one got away for a big run or a touchdown. It took teamwork and brawn to achieve the victorious points. While the Bears were defeated, they look like contenders for the title later on in the season. We predict that the race lies between these two teams. When 14,000 people turn out on a Sunday to witness a football game, pay for their gasoline and the incidentals that go with a trip of that character, we are prone to ask, who is hit by the depression? - Sheboygan Press.
Green Bay Packers (3-0) 7, Chicago Bears (1-1) 0
​Sunday September 27th 1931 (at Green Bay)
CAGLE, FLAHERTY AND HAP MORAN N.Y. GIANT ACES
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Brawn and muscle drawn from colleges and universities the nation over, combined with interesting personalities of the gridiron,
will be brought to Green Bay Sunday when the New
York Giants and Packers battle for leadership of the
NFL. Speed from the Pacific coast in Johnny Kitzmiller,
Oregon's Flying Dutchman; Badgro, Southern California
end who distinguished himself at Green Bay last year;
and Flaherty, Gonzaga University end, who played with
Red Grange's Yankees, all will appear in the Giants'
lineup. Dixie has furnished Doug Wyckoff, backfield
ace  and Goutousky, Oklahoma University back, while
stars of eastern universities also are included in the
roster which comes from the sidewalks of New York to
the Fox River Valley...WYCKOFF STAR BACK: The
Giants' back are slated to cause the Packers no end of
annoyance. There is big Burnett, who looks like Tommy
Nash but who plays in the backfield and who was a 60-
minute man in last year's contests. Burnett weighs 190.
Doug Wyckoff is heavier than that, tipping the beams at 205, and being poisonous on offense. Wyckoff trotted through his paces in the Stapleton backfield last year and caused lots of grief to the Packer cause on the Green Bay-Stape tilt on the Packer eastern tour. The real star back of the New York team is Christian K. (Red) Cagle, former Army triple threat, who is certain to see action against Green Bay as any Giant player. Cagle was named all-American during two years of his stay at West Point, and he can do anything possible with a football. He weighs 170 pounds, as does Sedbrook, diminutive back from Phillips College. Kitzmiller is regarded as one of the fastest backs ever to graduate from Pacific coast football. He played his undergraduate game at Oregon University, and was the big flash for the west in the annual East-West game on the coast last year, when he played opposite Milt Gantenbein, now with the Packers...REMEMBER HAP MORAN: No Packer who witnessed or played in last year's battle with New York, when the Packers were handed a shellacking, will forget the performance of Hap Moran, fleet back who raced 95 yards for a touchdown. The star player hails from Carnegie Tech and is mighty dangerous, carrying 190 pounds of weight. Another interesting personality is Flenniken, former Chicago star, who completes the roll of backfield talent. Flenniken came to Green Bay last year as Cal Hubbard's manager, when the huge Packer appeared on a C.C.C. fight card at Green Bay. The two were teammates at Geneva College. At ends, the Giants have Schwab, 190 pounder from Oklahoma University, as well as Badgro, who deserves lots of consideration. Most of all, however, they have Ray Flaherty, for two years an all-American professional end with the Giants, in 1928 and 1929, and last year head coach at Gonzaga University. He is the brother of Dick Flaherty, who once held down an end position with the Packers...STEIN IS WRESTLER: Stein is the only Giants who holds no collegiate affiliations. He signs his school "Hard Knocks", weighs an even 200, and plays at either end or tackle, He has acquired quite a reputation in the east as a professional wrestler. The Giants have several other men shifty and talented enough to be used in one or more positions at any time. Murtaugh, 190 pound veteran of Georgetown, plays center or guard, while Broadstone, Nebraska 220 pounder, is good at tackle or guard, as is Sark, Phillips 215 pound lineman. Grant, 225 pound tacjle from NYU, is certain to get the call at his favorite position, while Artman, whose weight on paper is listed at 236 but who now weighs close to 260, may hold down the opposite place on the line. W. Owen plays at tackle, while his brother, Steve, may toss himself in at guard or tackle, in addition to serving as coach. Hein of Washington State was mentioned last year as an All-American utility man, as his abilities are to great to leave him off any mythical roster. He plays center. Gibson, of Grove City, weighs 200 pounds and holds down a guard's position to complete the New York roster.
RUSH WORK ON NEW STANDS AT CITY STADIUM
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - With the ticket demand for the game with the New York Giants on Sunday continuing at a record breaking clip, executives of the Green Bay Football corporation moved again late Tuesday to keep pace with the demand by ordering another change in the layout at the City stadium, which will provide more additional seats. Section O, which had 14 rows with 38 seats in each row, and Section X, which had a seating capacity of 300, are being taken down and a new Section O, which will extend from the south edge of Section A to the west end of the playing field, will be completed in time for Sunday's game. This new section of $1.25 seats will house 1,552 spectators. There being 28 rows of 59 seats each...WILL BE RELOCATED: The old Section O will probably be relocated near the southwest corner of the gridiron, while Section X is to be set up in one of the standing room spaces. Marcel Lambeau, the Green Bay Football corporation building supervisor, has an enlarged crew at work in the City stadium and the new big grandstand seasons, Sections U and T, are rapidly rising in the air...MAY PUT ON A NIGHT CREW: So far, the work is moving on schedule but if any delays should crop out, the Football corporation has made arrangements to set up big electric lights and carry on the construction with a night shift. Hundreds of fans are visiting the football park, showing interest in the enlargement program which is being rushed to top speed in order to handle the monster throng which is assured for the Giant game. According to E.A. Spachmann, the ticket demand is every bit as large as for the Bear game. Practically every ticket office about town is cleaned out and asking for more. The same applies to the out-of-town ticket selling agencies...RAILROADS RUN EXCURSIONS: The Chicago and Nothwestern, Green Bay and Western and the Milwaukee roads are running football excursions here Sunday. Gridiron tourists are coming all the way from Winona, Minn., Hancock, Mich., and intermediate points this weekend. Roundy Coughlin, well known Madison sportswriter, got so enthused with the Packer spirit while here last Sunday, that he returned to the state capital city and immediately launched excursion plans. "Roundy's Special", as it will be called, will probably bring 125 Madisonians here for the Giant game over the Northwestern road.
THE PACKERS
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - As a result of the record-breaking crowd at the Packer-Bear game last Sunday, the Green Bay professional football team has moved from the sport pages to the editorial pages of two Wisconsin newspapers. The playing of the Packers and their drawing ability have proved so amazing that the Milwaukee Sentinel and the Sheboygan Press have felt constrained to comment. Both editorials express great surprise that an athletic event in a city the size of Green Bay should be able to attract 14,000 persons. This really is a remarkable feat and speaks more than volumes could tell of the popularity of the Packers and the hold that professional football is taking on the public. From a modest beginning in 1919, the Packers by their gridiron feats and their dogged determination to win, have brought fame not only to Green Bay but the entire state. Wherever football is discussed and played, the Packers are looked upon as the model team. We have been fortunate in our selection of players and even though they come from fifteen to twenty universities each year everyone of them plays as hard, if not harder, for Green Bay than they did for their alma maters. The Packers, despite hard times, will continue to draw large crowds for they are giving the public something it wants, and that is smart football.  The people of Wisconsin each Sunday during the season, in the ​Packers, are seeing perhaps the world's greatest football team and its like may never be seen again. We
have men that are outstanding in every department of
the game, that know football from A to Z and love to
play it. The keen interest and the large attendance at
Packer games put a certain amount of responsibility
​upon the Green Bay football corporation. In other words
we have created a demand for good football and its
Green Bay's duty to furnish it in the years to come. In
the Packers we have a great advertising asset; we have
something that attracts large crowds to our city -
crowds that leave thousands of dollars here each 
Sunday, and its up to us to keep the Packer team up to
the same high standard it has reached in the last three
years. By so doing we will insure good games, the
appearance of the greatest clubs in the league here,
and undiminished interest on the part of the public.
Several years ago it was predicted that Green Bay, 
owing to its limited territory, would soon be forced out of
the NFL, because it could not keep pace with the larger
cities. This prophecy has proven fallacious for the
Packers have attracted large crowds each year as the
brand of football played by them deserves. Of course 
the present team can hardly be improved upon but we
must be alert and not let the other teams in the league
steal a march on us and take away the distinction that
the Packers now enjoy, that of being the best drawing
card in the league, regardless of whether they're playing
in New York, Chicago or Philadelphia. Every indication
points to a capacity crowd at next Sunday's game with
the New York Giants, and the football corporation is
building additional seats to take care of the large 
demand for tickets. These crowds must be taken care
of and if to do so, it is necessary to build even more
stands, let's go ahead and do it. We will probably need
them next year anyway. Everyone in Wisconsin that
wants to see these games should be accommodated.
GIANTS ARRIVE TONIGHT FOR PACKER GAME
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay) - When the New York Giants
arrive in Green Bay tonight over the Milwaukee road at
10:20, for the National league contest Sunday, it will
mark another opening in the chapter in the short but
interesting series of gridiron combats with the Packers.
Coach Steve Owen and his squad of some 20 odd
gridders will headquarter at the Beaumont Hotel where
they will be joined Saturday night by Timothy Mara,
owner of the Giants and his party of New York friends
who are coming in a special car to witness the game
and participate in the flag raising ceremonies...FIRST
MET IN 1928: The Packers and Giants clashed on the
football gridiron here in 1928 for the first time and the
New Yorkers were successful by a 6-0 score. Mule
Wilson, who is now sparkling behind the line for the
Bays, made the touchdown for the Giants, after Cal
Hubbard, who was also a member of the Giants at that
time, caught a pass and raced along to a scoring
position. Enroute, Hubbard nearly ruined Larry Marks,
who tried to stop him. After the Giants had scored, the
Bays launched a determined offensive which only
stopped when referee Bobby Cahn ruled the ball was
not over the goal line. The Packers complained bitterly
at the decision but Cahn stood his ground. Later in the
season, the Packers made their pro league debut at
the Polo Grounds and emerge triumphant by a 7 to 0
score. Lewellen made the touchdown in the second
period and Red Dunn added the extra point. This was
the game that "made" the Packers in New York as the
metropolitan press gave Coach Lambeau's club
columns of favorable comments...BEAT GIANTS IN
1929: The clubs only met once in 1929 and that was
November 24 in New York. It was the deciding game of
the pennant chase and the Packers sewed up the
bunting by trimming New York, 20 to 6. In this crucial
fracas, the Packers scored first in the opening period
when Molenda passed to McCrary who scooted for a
touchdown. McCrary also added the extra point. There
was no further scoring until the third quarter when
Plansky grabbed a long pass from Friedman. However,
the super Benny missed the goal kick. Green Bay
opened up the fourth quarter and a march down the
field was climaxed by Molenda who plunged over for
the Bays' second touchdown and Molenda kicked
another goal. Just to add injury to insult, the Bays
soon recovered the ball after the next kickoff and it
wasn't long before Johnny Blood side-stepped his way
through a hole in the line and raced for a touchdown without a single Giant laying a hand on him. A penalty cost the goal kick. This was the much-talked of "ironman" game as the Packers used only 11 men up until the final minute when Paul Minick was substituted for Jim Bowdoin. And once again the New York press sang the praises of "those Wisconsin boys"...BROKE EVEN IN 1930: Last season the clubs broke even, Green Bay won the game here by a 14 to 7 score. Both teams counted in the first period. Nash took a pass from Lewellen and ran past Friedman for a score and Dunn kicked the goal. The Giants counted when Sedbrook caught a pass and Friedman added the extra point. It looked like a tie game until midway in the fourth quarter when Red Dunn fooled the visitors from a fake punt formation. He passed to Blood and Johnny would have been going yet if the gates hadn't been locked. Dunn made it 14 with a place kick.
​LEWELLEN LEADING SCORER ON PACKERS
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay) - Verne Lewellen, punting barrister from Brown County, added another touchdown
in the game against the Bears last Sunday and now lead Green Bay's individual scores with 12 points. Lew
scored his other touchdown against Brooklyn. Whitey Woodin, who after 10 years of football seems to have
discovered the fountain of youth in one of the Packers' sideline water pails, eased up a bit in his terrific point getting and fell back to second place with nine points. According to the ancient records on file in the National professional league, Woodin is nine years and three weeks ahead of his former mark. These grime-stained documents fail to show any any meritorius work behind Woodin's name in the individual scoring column. Third place is still held jointly by Hurdis McCrary, Mule Wilson, Frank Baker, Milt Gantenbein, Arnie Herber, Russ Saunders and Lavvie Dilweg who have counted one touchdown apiece. Joseph (Red) Dunn, veteran Green Bay field general, booted another extra kick after touchdown against the Bears, virtually assuring the Packers a victory. Green Bay has totaled 65 points against its opponents' 6. Vance, Brooklyn halfback, is the only one thus far to solve the mystery of scoring against the league champions. The Packers' front wall has tallied 27 points to the back lines' 38 points, Gantenbein, Dilweg, Baker and Woodin netted their touchdowns on forward passes.
PENNANT WILL BE RAISED AT GIANTS' GAME
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay) - The 1930 championship pennant will be raised Sunday at the City stadium as a prelude to the National league gridiron encounter between the New York Giants and Packers. Dr. W.W. Kelly, a member of the Green Bay Football corporation and of the NFL executive board, is in charge of the pennant day ceremonies. A brief but interesting program has been arranged and it is urged that all spectators be in their seats by 1:45 p.m...CARR WILL BE HERE: President Joe F. Carr of the National league, who is coming to Green Bay for the first time in a number of seasons, will deliver the pennant raising address and L.H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Football corporation, will respond for the Packers. It is probable that Tim Mara, head of the New York Giants, George Halas of the Chicago Bears and Dr. D.J. Jones of the Chicago Cardinals will add a few words of tribute to Coach E.L. Lambeau's mighty teams of 1929 and 1930. These Green Bay elevens established a professional football record by carrying off two championships in successive years. The flag raising program in itself will be something like this: The Green Bay Legion band will march from the east end goal posts to the center of the field. The Giant squad will come forth from their bench on the north side and the Packer squad, together with the league officials and invited guests, will step out from the south side. All groups will meet on the 50-yard line...PLAY NATIONAL ANTHEM: The national anthem will be played as the entire assemblage arises. Brief speeches will follow and then the band will lead the procession to the west end of the field. Players will stay on the gridiron while the other guests move on to the flag pole behind the west end bleachers. As the band starts "On, Wisconsin", the pennant will be pulled up on the huge flag pole and another page of professional football history will be written. Construction of additional seats is being rushed at the park. It may be necessary to even work Sunday morning, putting the finishing touches, but Marcel Lambeau, superintendent in charge, claims that nothing short of an earthquake will hold him up. Some 22 carpenters are pounding nails from dawn until darkness and the several local lumber companies have been transporting timber to the park in a parade-like procession of trucks...ADDITIONAL GATES CUT IN: Additional gates have been cut in and more turnstiles added. The runways to the eight entrance gates are being built of steel piping with a concrete flooring. Sixteen police have been assigned for duty outside the park to keep the spectators in line for the different runways to the turnstiles. The Legion patrol and a naval militia detail will cooperate in this work so that the gate jams of last Sunday's Bear game will not be repeated.
DR. MARCH SPEAKS
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay) - "Portsmouth has an exceptionally strong team and I doubt if the Spartans will suffer a reversal on their home field in a night game," said Dr. Harry A. March, president of the New York Giants football club Thursday night after he had registered his husky squad of gridders at the Beaumont hotel. There was no doubt about the Giant executive being somewhat disappointed at the unexpected turn of events in Portsmouth but he proved himself a good loser and had but little further comment about the game to offer...TOUGH GAME TO LOSE: "It was a tough one to lose," said Dr. March. "We thought we had it sewed up early in the fourth quarter when Moran scored on a pass. But we were fooled. The Portsmouth club rallied superbly and Presnell made a touchdown
after which Clark kicked the goal. Just before the end of
the game, Portsmouth intercepted one of our passes,
deep in our danger zone, and the Spartans plunged over
for another score just as the final whistle blew." Dr.
March had considerable praise for Guy Presnell, former
Nebraska quarterback who is playing the same position
for Portsmouth, and Tony Holm, Alabama star of a few
years back. Holm is a plunging fullback who pushed
Myles McLain out of the picture. According to Dr. March
Father Lumpkin is just as much of a terror as ever while
Douds, tackle, and Randolph, center, are two first class
forwards...ASKS ABOUT TICKET SALES: One of the
first question the New Yorker asked was: "How are the
tickets going?" and he smiled all over when he was told
that the crowd at Sunday's game would probably top
13,000 if fair weather was on tap. "That will please Mr.
Mara," he added. "He is coming here with a party of
New York friends. I have always told him what a 'hot'
football town Green Bay was but I believe he always
thought I was stretching it." (The Mr. Mara Dr. March 
spoke of is Timothy Mara, wealthy New York broker, 
who is the owner of the Giants.)..."DO OUR BEST":
"What are you going to do to the Packers?" remarked
one of those individuals, who always hang around to get
an 'earful'. March looked up, surprised, and said: "What
are we going to do? What do you suppose we are going
to do? We will be out there doing our best and I think it
will be good enough to take the Packers into camp." 
The New Yorker paid tribute to Coach E.L. Lambeau of
the Packers. "From what we hear Curley has another
great football team. I think he is one of the smartest
coaches in the country. He has the knack of always
getting the best out of his boys and that's what counts 
in the postgraduate game. Green Bay is mighty 
fortunate it has Lambeau. I know of about a half dozen
clubs in the National league that would jump at the
chance to get him."
PRO GRID NOTES
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay) - Jerry Corcoran's Cleveland
club upset the pro football dope bucket by taking the
Brooklyn Dodgers into camp by a 6-0 score. Cleveland,
after dropping a pair of combats, have started clicking...
Experts can't explain what is wrong with Brooklyn. On
paper the Dodgers look as good as any team in the 
National loop, yet they have taken it on the chin in their
​first three starts...The revamped Philadelphia eleven will
make its opening start in the pennant chase Sunday
against Providence. The Jackets have got in several
practice tilts and appear to have material for a first class
squad...Stapleton plans to launch its chase for the
pennant this weekend with a fitting ceremony. Dan
Blaine's hirelings will be at home to Brooklyn and it 
should be a great game as the teams are bitter rivals...
Both Chicago clubs are without league engagements
Sunday and it is likely that the executives will make the
trip to Green Bay and participate in the flag raising
program...Bunk Harris, who did a lot of pro footballing a
few years back with the Duluth club, is working regularly
as a member of President Carr's officiating staff. He is
getting some of the important games in the west...
Starting with the Oct. 11 game with the Giants, George
Halas and his Chicago Bears will have quite a stay at
Wrigley field. On the few dates the Bruins are away, the
Chicago Cardinals will play at Cubs park...Harold
Hanson, Minnesota, who played a stellar game for
Philadelphia at guard for a number of seasons, has burned up his uniform. Hanson is interested in a drug store chain in the Gopher state and is doing nicely...Heavy Feather is doing his gridiron stuff this year with Stapleton. He was one of the mainstays of the N.Y. Giants' back line for several seasons and Coach Haines expects him to continue to star as an "Islander"...Lou Gordon has been released by the Chicago Cardinals to Brooklyn. Gordon was one of the best linemen developed by Alonzo Stagg in a long time. Gordon is an aggressive forward. He should fit in well with the Dodger team...Ernie Nevers is doing his stuff via the field goal route. In the contest with Portsmouth, the big blonde from Stanford booted one through the uprights, some 30 yards out...Flenniken, former Geneva college star, won himself a berth in the Giants' backfield by his brilliant exhibition against Providence. He made one pass to Campbell for a touchdown and then plunged over for another...Molesworth is making a determined bid for a place with the Chicago Bears. He was a member of the Portsmouth squad for three seasons. The ex-Monmouth gridder is a slippery back...Myles McLain was given his release by Portsmouth. The big fullback who burned up the Big Ten the one year he played with Iowa was thought to be a fixture with the Spartans but evidently Coach Clark figured otherwise...Red Flaherty, one of the greatest professional ends in the country, is back again with the N.Y. Giants. In 1929, Flaherty was picked on the all-American postgraduate team. Last season he coached at Gonzaga college...Fitzgerald, veteran Stapleton center, is again performing. Fitz isn't quite as big as come of the middlemen in the pro league but he always gives his opponents a tough argument...Quite a number of gridders do their stuff on the wrestling mat between seasons. Stein, New York, is ranked well as a "rassler" in the Gotham area while Bruder, Green Bay, grapples in the midwest.
PACKERS, GIANTS WILL RENEW GRID RIVALRY SUNDAY
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay) - Intersectional rivalry will be renewed at the City stadium here tomorrow afternoon as the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants engage in a National league game. It will be a battle between East and West; between the team representing the largest metropolis in the country and the smallest city in the professional football circuit; between rivals who have engaged in five contests in the past three years; between one eleven - the Packers - who are fighting for a third consecutive championship and a squad that is trying to stop them from doing it. Three times in the past three years the New Yorkers have tasted defeat at the hands of the Green Bay team
and twice they have been victorious. The last win for the
Gothamites was late in 1930 when they turned back
Green Bay, 13 to 6. It is this game that is uppermost in
the minds of the Big Blue players as they await the 
opening whistle that will send them in action here...
CAGLE HEADS BACKS: Powerful lines and fleet backs
are the boast of both these great teams. Heading the
invaders' backfield threats is Christian (Red) Cagle, of
Illinois and Army fame. Others of equal ability but less
publicized than the former West Point star are Burnett,
who starred in the game here last year; Flenniken,
Geneva, who played with Cal Hubbard on the Pacific
coast eleven; Kitzmiller, speedy Oregon "U" ball carrier;
Hap Moran, who comes from Carnegie Tech; Doug
Wyckoff and Sedbrook to mention only a few. Then 
there are the two Owen brothers, Steve and Wally, 
tackles who rate with the best of them; Murtagh, guard
and center; Stein, end or tackle; Hein from Washington
State; Campbell and Badgro, ends, who will be ready to
make things miserable for the Green Bay players.
Ready to play against this imposing group is the Green
Bay eleven, unbeaten on its own field in 20 straight
games, out to keep its record clean in this year's race
for a third championship...RUNNING GAME STRONG:
The Green Bay team is in the best shape of the year.
All injured men are back in uniform again and long daily
practice sessions have corrected faults in timing and
execution of plays. What's more the passing game has
improved nearly 100 percent in drills this week and this
department will come into greater use than ever. It's
going to be a tough game, make no mistake about that.
The Giant passing game is just as good as ever,
despite the absence of the famous Benny Friedman,
as Wyckoff, Cagle, Flenniken and Burnett are excellent
passers. Badgro and Campbell are great men on the
receiving end of tosses and the Packer secondary will
have to be on the alert to check them. The running 
game of the New Yorkers is also strong. Preceding the
battle will be an imposing ceremony, as the 1930
championship pennant is to be hoisted to take its place
with the 1929 championship banner. President Joseph
F. Carr, of the National league; Leland H. Joannes, 
president of the Green Bay club, and others will give
short speeches. The flag will do up as both teams stand
at attention and the Legion band plays "On Wisconsin."
This ceremony is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. and the game
will start promptly at 2 o'clock...EXPECT BIG CROWD: Advance sales indicate a crowd of 13,000 or more fans. Extra grandstands have been installed so that a 14,000 or 15,000 crowd can be accommodated if necessary. There have been three new gates added at the field to eliminate confusion such as was experienced last Sunday. An extra force of policemen and Legionnaires has been added to handle the crowd with dispatch. Special trains will bring fans in from all parts of the state. The Green Bay and Western, Northwestern and Milwaukee roads are running specials for the game. Buses and automobiles also will bring thousands to the city from all section of the midwest.
PACKERS TO RAISE PRO GRID PENNANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay) - National professional football league pennants in 1929 and 1930 will fly from the tall flagpole at City Stadium here Sunday, following flag raising ceremonies which will precede the New York Giants-Green Bay Packers league game for leadership of the National loop. Two mighty lines, and fleet backs galore will characterize the two teams to face each other Sunday. The flag raising, with various officials of the National league and its several teams on hand, will start at 1:45 o'clock with the kickoff scheduled for 2 o'clock. Joe F. Carr, Cleveland, president of the professional league, will be present and will address the crowd over the stadium's public address system. Tim Mara, New York millionaire broker and owner of the Giants, will be on hand to speak briefly, as will Dr. D.J. Jones, president of the Chicago Cardinals, and George S. Halas, president of the Chicago Bears. Their little "acts" will be staged before even the 3,000 additional seats which have been added to the stadium since last Sunday's Packer-Bear contest. Three additional turnstiles have been installed to handle the huge crowds at the gates, and additional police protection will assure an order entrance to the stadium, where two great teams of the National league will meet for the first of their two game series. The second battle will be played in New York
November 22. Green Bay's lineup is intact for the game, and the Giants invaders are bringing a stellar array of football material, which includes Red Cagle, former Army All-American; Herb Moran, whose 95 yard dash at New York last year trimmed the Packers in the last meeting of the two teams, and Red Flaherty, two years professional all-American end and veteran of many a pro tilt. The Packer line, which withstood last week's shock attach of the Chicago Bears, will be back in harness for the crucial New York battle. Dilweg, Stahlman, Hubbard, Michalske, Don Carlos, Earpe, Darling, Comstock, Bowdoin, Sleight, Perry, Nash and Gantenbein all may be expected to see service against as fast moving a set of backs as ever invaded the Packer stadium. Cagle, Kitzmiller, Wyckoff, Sedbrook, Burnett, Goutousky, Moran and Flenniken are the backfield men who are slated to give the national champions the most difficulty.
MUST REPORT EARLY
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay) - All ticket takers, park employees and others who have duties at the City stadium during the Packer-Giant game tomorrow are requested to report at the park at 11:45 a.m. Legionnaires who are to work also are requested to be present at this time.
PACKER SONG WILL SOLD AT GAME SUNDAY
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay) - "Go, You Packers, Go", the Green Bay Packers' "official" Victory March will be
placed on sale at the Packers-Giants game on Sunday and on Monday will be available at the music stores. The song was written and has been introduced locally by Erik Karll. The composer states that profits realized from this first edition will be used to publish 2,500 orchestral arrangements to send to orchestras and radio stations all over America. The title pages, fore and aft, are embellished with pictures of  the 1931 Packer squad, Coach Lambeau and the Green Bay Lumberjack band. With this first edition is an insert upon which are the notes and words of another Karll song, "There's Nothing Wrong in Denmark" which is dedicated to Ed Schuster, Denmark contractor. Mr. Karll also has an assignment from the New York Giants. Last night, Dr. Harry A. March, manager of the club, heard the composer sing the Packer song. He immediately instructed Karll to write a song for the Giants.