GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - What a team! How those Green Bay Packers handed it to the New York Giants here Sunday - and made them like it! How they smashed! How they ran! How they blocked and played perfect football as a crowd of 14,000 cheered. Twenty-seven to
seven! Think of the ignominy of such a bearing to the
team representing the world's greatest city! And at the
hands of a team representing Green Bay, not big 
enough to fill one of the 100 sections of New York.
TAUGHT A LESSON
Why, many Gothamites never heard of Green Bay! Their
football players have heard of it, however. Too much in
fact. So much that they were wishing they were among
the uninformed today. Those New York Giants learned a
lesson Sunday. It was never to block a kick and score
on the Packers in the first period. Such procedure is
fatal, they found to their sorrow, as ensuring details will
point out. They did it Sunday and suffered the
consequences - the worst beating they have ever taken.
The Giants scored - and then the fun began. Bang! The
Packer barrage started. Six plays - you can count them
later - and the Packers had gone from their 40 yard line
to a touchdown. They kicked the goal and the score
was tied. Another attack. Four plays from the 32 yard
line and the Packers had the lead. They kicked the goal
again to make it certain. That wasn't all. Came an
intercepted pass by the veteran who never ages, Jugger
Earpe. One play, great blocking, a third touchdown.
Here's how it happened: Two men hit an end. He's out
of the play. A guard pulls out and hits a halfback. He's
out. Another linemen picks off a Giant back - and Wuert
Englemann throws out his long legs and outraces the
rest of the New Yorkers, 42 yards around the end for the
touchdown. Then to make it stick and show the New
Yorkers they also could score by the passing game.
Dunn whips a long pass to Johnny Blood and the 
galloping entertainer takes the ball out of the hands of
two Giant players for a fourth touchdown.
MANY HEROES AGAIN
For those who must have their heroes - there is Hurdis
McCrary, the big Georgia fullback, for his great line
smashing; Verne Lewellen, the greatest threat of them
all; Bo Molenda, who can batter any line; Englemann,
for his speed and power. Or, pick out one of the 22 men
who also played and stick to him and you won't be very
far wrong. They were all heroes, working together for a
common cause. Aside from the blocked punt that 
brought the Giant touchdown, the New Yorkers were
never beyond the Packer 20 yard line. They reached the
22 yard mark once, late in the final period, when the
game was in the bag, but that was all. At every other
stage of the battle, the play was in Giants' territory or 
not farther back than the center of the field. It was by
far the worst beating the Giants ever tasted. Once the
Packers beat the New Yorkers 20 to 6 on the New York
field, but in that game the Giants were always 
dangerous. Not so Sunday, however. When the Packers
steamrollered the Giants for their first touchdown, they
took a lot of fight out of the easterners. And when they
continued to march down the field and then halted 
almost everything the Giants threw at them, the boys
from Broadway boys became downright disheartened
and were wondering why they ever came out into this
country.
ALL ARE STOPPED
Doug Wyckoff, the Georgia Tech flash, Christian (Red)
Cagle, of Army fame, Hap Moran - all great backs - 
looked alike to the Packers. None of these speedy New
York ball carriers could get into the open. They fared as
well as all others have fared when trying to gain against
the Bays this year. Which means they didn't get
anywhere to speak of. But perhaps you would like a few
details. It started slowly, giving no indications of the
action that was to follow. Neither team showed much in
the opening minutes and it was a punting duel with 
Wilson and Moran sharing honors. Then Flaherty knifed
through the Packer line as Wilson was back to punt on
his own 30-yard line. The Giant end batted the ball 
down as it left Wilson's toe, knocking it far to the left
and back to the 20-yard line. Flaherty raced after the
ball, picked it up on the run, and continued going down
across the line for a touchdown. Moran kicked from
placement for an extra point and the Giants had a 7 to
0 lead. Fans began to get uneasy, but it wasn't for long.
After an exchange of punts and the Packers had the
ball on the 40-yard line they started the parade. Wilson,
from punt formation, raced around left end for the first
​assault, going 15 yards before Wyckoff brought him 
down. McCrary found a hole at center and galloped 
through for 25 yards, shaking off three men in his 
plunge. Wilson found a hole at left guard and kept going
for another first down and it was goal to go. McCrary hit
the center again but gained only a year and was hurt on
the play so Molenda took his place. On his first play, 
Bo smashed through for a yard. Then Lewellen, who 
had taken Wilson's place, cut back over tackle for 
seven yards and dived over the goal for a touchdown.
Red Dunn's placement was good and the score was
tied.
MORAN IS RUSHED
Wasting no time, the Packers kept hammering at the
Giant wall. They rushed Moran as he was about to punt
a few minutes later and he got off a poor kick, Tom
Nash receiving the ball on the Giant 45-yard line and
running to the 32-yard mark before he was stopped. 
Four plays later and another touchdown was marked on
the board. Bo Molenda picked up three yards and then
hit the same hole on the next play for a 20-yard smash
to put the ball on the nine-yard mark. Englemann found
the left end weak and went five yards. The touchdown
play again - with Lewellen as the ball carrier, and Lew
found the hole, over right guard, four yards for a score.
Again Dunn's kick was good and the score was 14 to 7.
The rest of the quarter was uneventful with neither side
threatening but in the second period the Packers
counted again. This time it was Earpe who started the
action. He intercepted a Giant pass on the Giant 42-
yard line to give Green Bay the ball. Englemann 
dropped back. He started to his right, gaining speed as 
he circled wide with three men, running interference,
cleared the path and mowed down Giant tacklers.
Molenda and Michalske took Badgro, giant end, out of
the picture with a clean block. Dilweg hit Broadstone, Giant tackle, brushing him out. Other Giants were taken out by linemen who did their job and Englemann raced away from Wyckoff, the only remaining man near him, and kept on going, 42 yards for a touchdown. Dunn's kick from placement was blocked but no one seemed to mind as the Packers had a 20 to 7 lead. Twice in the third period, the Packers had the ball deep in Giant territory, but they lost the ball when the invaders put a stubborn defense, and no scores were marked. In the final period, the Bays clicked on the passing game and the final touchdown resulted.
FIVE PLAYS COUNT
Starting at the 45-yard line, it took only five plays to bring about the last touchdown. Lewellen picked up two yards at center, then dropped back and passed to Blood for a 15-yard gain to put the ball on the 31-yard mark. Lewellen added another yard at right guard and McCrary crashed through for two yards more. Dunn dropped back on the next play and threw a long pass to Johnny Blood who raced straight down the field to the end zone, leaped into the air and dragged the ball down out of the hands of two Giant backfield men for a touchdown. Again Dunn kicked for the extra point and it was good. The Giants' main scoring threat came late in the game. Wyckoff took the kickoff after the touchdown and raced straight through the field for 45 yards before he was brought down in midfield. A pass, from Flenniken to Kitzmiller, was good for a 12-yard gain and Wyckoff and Moran carried the ball on alternate plays to the 22-yard line. The Packer line stiffened and the Giants could advance no farther so Green Bay took the ball on downs. On the Green Bay line, Michalske, Dilweg, Comstock and Stahlman were outstanding. Comstock and Stahlman, former Giants, delighted in making life miserable for their former mates. Badgro and Moran were the Giants' best performers. The 1930 championship pennant was raised at the field just before the game. It was hoisted with the 1929 banner, marking the first time in National league history that one team raised championship banners on consecutive years. Joseph F. Carr, president of the league, took part in the ceremony, and gave a brief address commending Green Bay and the Packers. Timothy Mara, owner of the Giants, also was present and spoke briefly as did Mayor John V. Diener and Leland H. Joannes, president of the Packer club. The victory was the 21st straight for Green Bay on the local field. It was the fourth straight win for the Packers this year and keeps their record clean.
NEW YORK  -  7  0  0  0 -  7
GREEN BAY - 14  6  0  7 - 27
1st - NY - Ray Flaherty, 35-yard blocked punt recovery (Hap Moran kick) NEW YORK 7-0
1st - GB - Lewellen, 10-yard run (Dunn kick) TIED 7-7
1st - GB - Lewellen, 5-yard run (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Englemann, 42-yard run (Dunn kick failed) GREEN BAY 20-7
4th - GB - Blood, 25-yard pass from Dunn (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 27-7
NEWS AND NOTES
SIDELIGHTS
OCTOBER 5 (Green Bay) - President Joe F. Carr, of the
National league, paid a glowing tribute to Green Bay 
and the Packers in his address during the flag raising
ceremony. He said that what the Packers gave Green
Bay was beyond the price of purchase and lauded the
team for its fine, clean play. Officials of the club also
were commended...Timothy J. Mara, owner of the 
Giants, also spoke in glowing terms of Green Bay and
its team. He thanked the city and club for hospitality
shown here, adding that he had never seen such spirit
as shown by Green Bay. Leland H. Joannes, president
of the Packers, and Mayor John V. Diener were other
brief speakers at the ceremony. The 1930 pennant was
raised with the 1929 flag on the pole on the West end 
of the field. Naval and Army reserves were color guards.
The Legion band also took part in the ceremony..Jugger
Earpe was a whale of a defensive players for the Bays.
Twice he intercepted Giant passes and he often broke
through the New York front line...The Giants of 1931 are
not as strong as last year's team. The backfield is just
as good but the line doesn't stand up to the forward wall
of last year...Elmer (Red) Sleight, Packer tackle, 
sustained three cracked ribs when tackling Moran on a
play. He probably will be out for about two weeks. 
Sleight played a great game before the injury...Early in
the fourth period, it looked like Milt Gantenbein scored
his first touchdown for the Packers but the officials ruled
otherwise. On a punt play, Kitzmiller, back to get the
kick, missed the ball. It looked like Kitzmiller touched
the ball and Gantenbein recovered and ran 20 yards 
over the goal but officials claimed it was a touchback,
ruling that Kitzmiller had not touched it. Gantenbein did
some nice knifing on defense for the Bays and broke up
several plays...Any person solicited to buy tickets for
Packer games are requested to report the attempt to
Gerald F. Clifford, vice-president of the Packers, at
once, club officials said today. Authorized agencies
about town are the only places to buy tickets. If reports
are made immediately, officials believe the men 
disbursing counterfeit tickets in this vicinity can be
picked up.
FOUR HELD IN FAKE TICKET RACKET, HERE
OCTOBER 5 (Green Bay) - Fake Packer football tickets
found in the possession of four Milwaukee youths
arrested here Sunday noon were secured from a middle-
aged stranger, who said he had bought a block of
tickets for speculation and found himself "stuck" with
them, the quartet told Cletus Cradek, assistant district
attorney, after pleading not guilty in Municipal court this
morning to charges of possessing and selling 
counterfeit tickets. Their preliminary hearing was set for
Oct. 13, and bond fixed at $1,000 each, which was not
furnished. Conviction on this charge carries a penalty of
seven years imprisonment, Mr. Chadek said. The four
arrested are: James Sroor, 25, 1142 N. 16th-st.; James
McClellan, 25, 1734 N. 16th-st.; Leo Halprin, 18, 2211
N. 15th-st.; Albert Goodman, 18, 3812 Villard-ave...
THREW TICKETS AWAY: Charles O'Connor, Green
Bay, indirectly led to the capture of the quartet when he
came to the Columbus club box office and asked if 
some tickets he had just bought from one of two men 
on the corner of Jefferson and Walnut-sts were genuine.
E.A. Spachmann, in charge of sales, immediately
recognized them as counterfeits, and directed O'Connor
to engage the man in conversation while he would call
the police. O'Connor returned to the corner, and one of
the men, feigning surprise, said he would immediately
go to the box office himself. This man, later identified 
as McClellan, entered the Columbus club lobby, but
instead of going to the box office, threw a handful of
tickets behind a radiator in the stairway. Lavvie Dilweg,
Packer end, who had been standing in the lobby when
O'Connor came in, "intercepted" in neat style, and
brought McClellan and the tickets up to the box office.
Meanwhile, Detective Gus Delloye and Officer Elmer
Denamur had arrived, and a search was started for the
other "salesman" and possible accomplices...TACKLED
ON LAWN: McClellan was given into custody of Coach
Curley Lambeau. Dilweg, who had seen one of the men
walk down past the Northern building, rode around the
​the block in a friend's car, and met Goodman just as he
began to flee from other pursuers. He proved no match
for the fleet Packer and was neatly tackled on the 
courthouse lawn. As he was pursuing Goodman, Dilweg
shouted, "Drop those tickets", and from the pockets of
Goodman's suit came a shower of false pasteboards.
Meanwhile, Delloye had captured Sroor, and Denamur
had Halprin. A companion of the latter escaped down 
the alley behind the Minahan building, which was later
found littered with fake tickets he had unloaded in flight.
In all, 110 unsold tickets were found, and about twenty
were turned in at the field before being detected. The
Green Bay Football corporation today issued a warning
to fans to purchase no tickets except through 
authorized agents, to avoid similar trouble...HAD UNION
LABEL: Authorities here, despite the youths' story, are
confident that the plan was all "cut and dried" in
Milwaukee, and that the four, possibly with other 
accomplices, came up here with the sole purpose of
flooding the town with spurious tickets. A local hotel
man told of taking two tickets in return for a night's 
lodging, to find they were counterfeit. The man who
passed them was not one of those arrested, he said.
Sroor admitted exchanging two of the five he claimed to
have had for two genuine $1 tickets and $3 in cash. The
imitation tickets bear a close resemblance to the 
genuine but can be detected at once by comparison of
details. One of the surest signs is the fact that the 
name on the union label is a battered "Milwaukee"
instead of a clear "Green Bay" as on the genuine.
NEVERS, GLASGOW AND HOLMER ARE CARDINAL
STARS
OCTOBER 6 (Green Bay) - Headed by one of the
greatest triple threat backs ever to play football on the
Pacific Coast, the Chicago Cardinals will invade Green
Bay Sunday, intent upon handing the league champions
their first 1931 National circuit trimming. The back in
question is the 213 pound, blond Ernie Nevers, Leland
Stanford all-American who was placed last season in
the fullback position on the first NFL mythical eleven.
Nevers is only one of a galaxy of stars to face the
Packers, but his name probably is the best known of
the entire list. His kicking, passing and plunging always
has kept the Cardinals in the thick of every football
battle, and his general all around ability constitutes the
greatest reason why the Packers are displaying the
deference toward their opponents of next weekend.
Ernie played two years with the Duluth Eskimos before
signing with Chicago, and he is now serving his third
consecutive season with the Cardinals...HAVE
EXPERIENCED PLAYERS: Few professional league
teams boast the collection of veteran gridiron players
which comprises the Cardinal roster. Although six or
seven new names appear on this year's lineup,
materially strengthening the Cardinal threat of 1930, the
majority of players are experienced in team play and
cooperation, and have met and repelled previous Packer
attacks. Friends of the national champions have not
forgotten the last game between the traditional rivals,
when the Cards playing an inspired game at Chicago
late last season, tripped the Bays in a 13 to 6 defeat.
Among the speedy backs who will attempt to run the
Cardinal victory string over Green Bay to two games is
William (Bill) Boyd, 183 pound quarterback from
Westminister, who has completed one year's service
with the contenders. Boyd is not only one outstanding
quarter on the Cardinal lineup, as the Chicago eleven
also is able to produce a sensational newcomer in Irvin
Hill, who weighs 208 pounds and did his undergraduate
stepping at Trinity College, Texas. Persons versed in
ways of the gridiron who have witnessed Hill's playing
this season have pronounced him a great blocking back
and blocking is what the Cardinals are going to need in
much profusion if a victory over the Packers is to be
scored next Sunday...HOLMER STAR BACKS: Of the five halfbacks likely to see action against the Packers, none is more colorful than Walter Holmer, Northwestern University flash, who played with the Bears in 1929 and 1930. Last year he was an outstanding star with the Bears in their try for the league title, and this year he has been getting the regular call in an effort to boost the Cards to the same position. He weighs 191 and has plenty of speed to burn. Holmer is not the only racehorse in the Cardinal backfield. Big Ten fans will remember the exploits of Willie Glasgow, 187 pound Iowa University train, who during his senior year at college was awarded the Big Ten most valuable player trophy. Glasgow is big and fast and last year cavorted with Portsmouth's great set of backfield aces. Paired with Holmer, he is a constant threat in the Chicago back garden. Gene Rose, 172 pound halfback, is the only Wisconsin University man on the team. He also is serving his third year as a Cardinal regular, and will undoubtedly take his turn at battering the Packer forward wall. The other two halfbacks, both fast men, are Les Malloy, Loyola rookie, 197 pounds, and Ike Mahoney, who is spending his fifth consecutive season with the Cardinals, and who formerly played with the Creighton Bluejays. Mahoney weighs 170 pounds when damp, and is a speedy man on any set of chalk marks...FIVE GOOD ENDS: The Cardinals carry five dependable ends, who are slated to give Nash and Dilweg, Packer wingmen, lots of action as they can be used interchangeably. Two of the ends, however, are almost certain starters, and will see most of the game; Charles Kassell and George Rogge. Kassell is an Illinois university product, fortifying the Chicago team's Big Ten representation, which totals seven men. Kassell can tip the average drug store scales at 187 pounds, is a steady worker, and has caught all varieties of passes in his day. He played three years previous to the present season with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets, and is starting his first season as a Cardinal. Rogge is a rugged end from Iowa, who weighs 183 pounds and is poisonous on defense. He is a Cardinal rookie who has been making good with lots of emphasis. The other ends are Hal Hilport, Oklahoma City university, 187 pounds, who played last year with the New York Giants; John Vesser, Idaho, 190 pounds, who was with the Wilson Wildcats in Grange's old Federal league and has since played four years with the Cardinals; and Milan Creighton, Arkansas, 195 pounds, who is but one year out of college...VETERAN CARDINAL TACKLE: Duke Slater, veteran Cardinal tackle, is the dean of the squad, having embarked on his eighth year on the Chicago line. Prior to that time he played two years with the Rock Island Independents and in the dim past starred at Iowa University. He weighs 212. Tom Cobb once played tackler at Arkansas, and his weight is clocked at 233, making him one of the heaviest men in pro football. Jess Tinsley, 196 pounder from Louisiana, and Jake Williams, Texas Christian's 200 pound tackle, complete the list. The guard, headed by 243 pound Walt Kiesling, carry plenty of beef. Kiesling is a former St. Thomas star, and has served with Duluth and Pottsville in addition to the Cardinals. The other guards are Charles Diehl, Idaho, 200 pounds; Lester Cawood, Oklahoma, 225 pounds; and Phil Handler, Texas Christian, 211 pounds. The centers are McNally and Erickson, the former rookie from St. Mary's. He weighs 217 pounds. Erickson played for the Cards last year, weighs 211 pounds, and once wore a Northwestern university uniform, where he was selected as an all Big Ten center in 1929.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - POTPOURRI
OCTOBER 6 (Green Bay) - When Timothy Mara, owner of the Giants, was making his curtain speech to the big crowd Sunday he failed to make it plain to very many in that crowd who the "prominent citizen of New York" was who told him just before he left for Green Bay "to be awfully nice to those people for they were kind to me in 1928." He meant Al Smith, who is a personal friend of Mara's and to whom Wisconsin was "kind in 1928"...Figure it out for yourself and then sing "Depression, Where is Thy Sting." People of Green Bay and environs in just two weeks have chased up something well over $100,000 for four happenings at the Bay. The Community Chest has raised $64,000 without a great deal of trouble. The Bear game broke a record with 14,000 attendance in round numbers. The Giant game did better than the Bear game by several hundred tickets. And of all the nerve - the Boxing club butted into a week like that, right between drives and campaigns and the two biggest games of the year and played to the biggest crowd to see a boxing show here in many moons. If you've got what they want, and its a good value, Green Bay will buy. This town isn't broke, yet...Numerous are the fans who have a warm spot for the Manhattan Giants, because they looked like such a "sporting team" Sunday. The Giants were never charged with unnecessary roughness at any stage of the game. When a Packer was tackled standing up, the Giant tackler without exception let him stand. There was no unnecessary throwing to the ground and roughing it. And the lads not only helped their teammates to their feet after a spill but they helped any big Packer who was regaining his balance after a lunge of blocking or tackling. It all looked good to the fans. Fans notice such things.
ANDREWS RESIGNS AS CARD COACH; REASONS DIFFER
OCTOBER 6 (Chicago) - Leroy B. Andrew yesterday announced his resignation as coach of the Chicago Cardinals professional football eleven. This was his first season with the team. He came to the Cardinals after establishing a fine record with the New York Giants. Dr. David Jones, owner of the Chicago club, said Andrew retired because of urgent business matters at his home in Kansas City. Andrew, talking from Kansas City, said he quit "because there was nothing else to do."..."NO HARD FEELING": "I have no hard feeling toward Dr. Jones or any members of the team," he said. "I was asked to withhold announcement of my resignation until after next Sunday's game between the Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. I tried to comply with this request, but when I was confronted by a Kansas City newspaper man today I had to tell the truth. I expect to back in the National league as coach of another team next season." he concluded. IT is reported that 17 members of the Cardinals went to Dr. Jones last week while Andrew was in Green Bay scouting the Packers and Bears and urged Jones to dismiss Andrew and turn over direction of the club to Ernie Nevers. Nevers was coach last season...MAY HAVE BEEN STYLE OF PLAY: There is said to have been objection on the part of last year's holdover players to Andrew's system of play. He favored the single wing back. Nevers, a pupil of Glenn Warner of Stanford, was grounded in the double wing back, which style the Cardinals used last season. Asked about this last night, Andrew replied: "There probably was some dissatisfaction with the single wing back I installed. I don't believe, though, that Nevers started the trouble. I have regarded him as one of the my best friends."
Green Bay Packers (4-0) 27, New York Giants (1-2) 7
​Sunday October 4th 1931 (at Green Bay)
PACKER SEEK 5TH STRAIGHT WIN IN GAME WITH CARDS
OCTOBER 10 (Green Bay) - An old nemesis pokes its
head forward again Sunday in the shape of the Chicago
Cardinals. The maroon-clad professionals from the 
south side of Chicago come here tomorrow for the first
game this year between the teams. They will try - and
try mighty hard - to stop the Bays in their march for a
third consecutive title. Whether they will be successful
remains to be seen. Four wins already have been
chalked up by the Green Bay team and there will be no
letdown in the fight for a fifth straight victory. There's the
memory of the beating in Chicago late last year, 13 to 6,
as one of the motives to spur them on. There are many
others, chief of which is the fact that the Packers have
seldom been able to gain a decisive victory over the
Cardinals...ALWAYS HARD GAMES: In every game of
recent year, the Packers have had the toughest kind of
opposition from the Cardinals. At times they have
looked much better than the Chicagoans, but when the
test came, they either just managed to win or were 
taken into camp. This year will be no exception, judging
from the team gathered by the Chicago club for the
National league race. Led by Ernie Nevers, the greatest
fullback ever to play on the west coast. Glasgow, of
Iowa fame; Charles Belden from St. Mary's, Holmer of
Northwestern; Rose of Wisconsin, to mention only a few
of the backs. Then there are such veterans on the line
as Tinsley and Slater, tackles; Kiesling, giant guard;
Cobb, Cal Hubbard's rival as the biggest man in pro
football, and Kassel and Vesser, veteran ends. All of 
these players know how to play the postgraduate game
and play it good...TO USE SAME MEN: Using double
wing back formations that punish tackles and ends, the
​Cardinals will present a speedy, powerful running game.
Forward passes, developing from the same formations,
also add to the deception of the Chicago offense. Then
to vary the flank plays, the Cards have Nevers to plunge
through the line and give the guards and center plenty
of work, to say nothing of the defensive fullback. Coach
E.L. Lambeau will have the same 22 men in uniform as
played for the Packers last Sunday. Others have drawn
temporary suspensions, but are expected to see service
the following week. Russ Saunders, who was injured a
few weeks ago, will be given another week's rest to put
him in tip-top shape for the Philadelphia game. Elmer
(Red) Sleight, who sustained cracked ribs in last
Sunday's game, may be in action again. If he does not
play, the coach will use Earpe at a tackle, alternating
with Stahlman or Hubbard.
NEVERS PRAISES SAUNDERS
OCTOBER 10 (Chicago) - In an interview with Ernie 
Nevers, Cardinal line-ripper, acclaimed as being to
plunging what Bobby Jones is to putting, reveals that
Ernie expects several new stars to flash across the NFL
gridirons this season. He first mentioned Chris Cagle,
the great running back from Army, now performing in a 
New York Giant uniform. "Cagle is one of the greatest
broken field runners ever to draw a salary in the National league. He is one of the few backs who can pass accurately while running at top speed. His early season capers are only a slight indication of what he will probably do this fall. Although Cagle received his baptism of pro ball last year, he only played during the latter part of the season. However, watch him this year." Jess Hibbs, all-American tackle from Southern California, recently signed by the Bears, was Nevers' next selection: "Hibbs, one of the foremost linemen ever developed on the Pacific coast, should make an ideal professional player. Although not as heavy as most pro tackles, he has the brains and ability to overlap the weight deficiency and I look for him to be a great factor in the Bear forward wall. Russ Saunders, halfback from Southern California, now with the Green Bay Packers, is another ace who should accomplish much in the National league this year. The way that boy runs and plunged will make Green Bay one of the toughest elevens in the league. Finally, Nevers discussed two of the new linemen on his own Cardinals. "Milan Creighton and George Rogge, ends, should help the Redbirds considerably this year. They may be using unsung heroes of the line taking the batteries, missing the headlines, but they can both grab passes in phenomenal manner, and their ability to box tackles is unquestioned. Although this is their first year in pro football, they are going to be two of the best wingmen in the Class A division of professional football."
GREEN BAY SEEKS 5TH IN ROW OVER CARDINALS TODAY
OCTOBER 11 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers, who have scored four straight victories in the National Professional Football league race, will play the Chicago Cardinals here tomorrow. It will be the Cardinals' second league game of the season. They lost to Portsmouth in the opener. Either George Rogge of Iowa or Milan Creighton, former Arkansas player, will be at left end for the Cardinals in place of John Vesser, who suffered a fractured leg in practice this week...CARDS TO JUGGLE BACKFIELD: Finding the right combination of backs has been the big problem confronting Coach Ernie Nevers the last week. He is considering several shifts in the Chicago backfield. Les Malloy, the former Loyola star, is favored to start at one of the backfield posts. Nevers will be at fullback, but it appears to be a tossup for the two halfback positions among Walter Holmer, Gene Rose and Bill Glasgow. Belden, the latest addition to the Cardinal force, will probably see action during the battle. The linemen to face the Packers will be six veterans and one first year man at left end...CARDS NEED BLOCKERS: The Cardinals are facing a strong offense with such ball carriers as Bruder of Northwestern and Lewellen of Nebraska in the Green Bay lineup. Three great ends, Nash, Dilweg and Gantenbein, available to the Packers, so the Cardinals are certain to need expert blocking in the backfield to make their running attack successful.
STAPLETON GAME PROFITS WILL GO TO CHARITY HERE
OCTOBER 7 (Green Bay) - Directors of the Green Bay
Football corporation, at a regular meeting held Tuesday
evening at the Press-Gazette, voted unanimously to turn
over the profits of the Packer-Stapleton game, which will
be played here on Sunday, Nov. 8, to charity. President
Leland H. Joannes of the Football corporation will
immediately get in touch with the Community Chest
executives in regards to the game and it is anticipated
that a ticket sales campaign for the charity contest will
be mapped out in a few days...SPECIAL PERMISSION
GRANTED: In laying the foundation for the charity game
special permission in regards to certain percentage
clauses of the contract had to be secured from the NFL
and the Stapleton management. President Joe F. Carr
of the National league approved the proposal while here
for the New York Giant game over the last weekend and
a wire from Dan Blaine, owner of the Stapleton club, late on Tuesday practically set the stage for what is likely to develop into the biggest sports benefit ever staged in northeastern Wisconsin. President Joannes in speaking of the game said: "The Football corporation has had in mind all season to do something for charity. However we deemed it best to make no premature announcement until we had all arrangements complete"...STAPLETON GOOD ATTRACTION: "When I laid the proposal of the executive board before the directors, it met with unanimous approval. I think the Stapleton game is one of the best attractions on our home schedule. This eastern club has never appeared here before. Stapleton is coached by Hinkey Haines, one of pro football's greatest backfielders, and included in the Islanders' lineup are such stars as Ken Strong, halfback on the all-American pro team; Myles McClain, who starred with Portsmouth last season, and Heavy Feather, the line crashing fullback. He played three years with the New York Giants. The Football corporation is eager to do its share in carrying the charity load and, right now, I can assure the Community Chest organization that we will push this Stapleton game to the limit in order to attract an overflow crowd."...BUILD MORE SEATS: With the project settled, directors turned their attention to the improvement program at the City stadium. The enlargement of the big stands was approved without discussion. Then it was decided to go ahead and erect permanent wooden stands, 20 tiers high on the west end of the gridiron. These new seats, according to Marcel Lambeau, superintendent of construction, will be completed in time for Sunday's game. The old sections, Q, N, and M, housed about 750 spectators while the new stands will seat nearly twice that number. One section of the wooden seats will replace part of the temporary bleachers behind the east end goal posts. "Every spectator must have a seat," said Dr. W.W. Kelly, a member of the executive board while speaking about the improvements at the park. "There is a mistaken idea going the rounds in Wisconsin and upper Michigan that every Packer game is a sellout and consequently many football fans stay home rather than take a chance on getting seats just before game time."...HAVE SEATS FOR ALL: "The thing the Football corporation must do is to spread the news that we have seats for all and, if we haven't, we will build as quickly as possible. Fortunately, we have football fans for miles around coming to Green Bay for the games and, in my estimation, the best way to keep them in that 'Packer habit' is to assure seats and that is just what we intend to do. Of course, there will be vacant seats at some of the contests but with the stands enlarged, we will be ready for any crowd up to the 16,000 marks and we won't have to go through another one of those Bear game 'nightmares' with a thousand or more fans outside the park, clamoring to get in and no place to put them. The park improvements run into big money but we believe we are gaining the good will of Packer football followers, not only in Green Bay but all over Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Just as an example of the expense, we put in eight turnstiles, which cost $90 each, and the expense of setting up including the concrete flooring and steel piping runways will bring the price of each gate over the $100 mark."...APPROVE FINANCIAL REPORT: The financial report of Treasurer C.J. O'Connor based on the four games to date and the season tickets met with favor of the directors. Adjournment was voted, subject to the call of the president.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - JOE
CARR SPEAKS
OCTOBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There may be a better professional football town than Green Bay in the country, but Joseph F. Carr, president of the NFL, doesn't know about it. The league executive, here Sunday to see the Packers trounces the Giants and raise the 1930 championship pennant, couldn't get over the turnout and spirit of Wisconsin fans at the game. He had nothing but praise for the club, its coach, E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, directors and fans who supported it. When asked about his impressions of Green Bay and football here, he admitted that his trip had been a revelation. Friends and club leaders all over the country had told him about Green Bay, but before he visited the city, it was hard to believe the amazing facts about the game and its background here.."Do you know," he said, "Green Bay, before, during and after the game, was just like hundreds of college towns throughout the country at homecoming. Fans everywhere talked of nothing but the Packers. As I walked on the streets, in the hotel lobby, at homes that I visited here, I heard football talked. And what is more surprising, practically everyone I met was a student of the game, and could point out inside football, such as you would expect from coaches alone. I was impressed by the orderly and efficient manner of handling the large crowd at the game and fairness of fans. When the Giants made a good play, fans were quick to applaud them. A great deal of credit for your winning team here must go to your coach, Curly Lambeau. He has done wonders with men gathered from all corners of the country. But without the football spirit, enthusiasm and support given by Wisconsin fans, it is doubtful whether such a fine team could be built, even by a coach of Lambeau's caliber." Asked about what he thought the future had in store for professional
football, the league president quickly replied that it
appeared to be brighter than ever. In every city reports
have come in that the game is drawing better than ever
before, he said. Green Bay is sure to continue as one
of the leading National league teams as it has passed
the turning point and now is one of the best drawing
cards in the circuit, he added. The city must prepare for
the future, however, enlarge its stands and be able to
take care of ever increasing crowds that are sure to 
come he pointed out. President Carr believes that one
of the main reasons for professional football's success
is its cleanliness. He said that he would continue his
efforts to keep the game clean and untouched by
scandal...Timothy Mara, owner of the New York Giants
who also was present at the game, likewise added
words of praise for Green Bay and its football team.
Although disappointed by the showing of his team,
Mara was not discouraged and said that he would
immediately begin strengthening the squad so that
when the the Packers came east it would be to meet a
much better squad. Although making no statement as
to who he planned to get, the Giant leader indicated
that at least six new men, of national fame, would be in
the New York lineup before two weeks had passed.
SCHOOL BAND WILL PLAY AT BAY GAME
OCTOBER 8 (Green Bay) - There will be a scholastic
sideline as an extra attraction at the NFL game at City
Stadium when the Green Bay Packers attempt to turn
back their "jinx" team, the Chicago Cardinals, and chalk
up their fifth victory in the 1931 race. The Green Bay
High School band will make its annual appearance at a
Packer game. These youthful musicians will step forth
with the flourish and marching steps which have made
them famous throughout the state. They will parade the
field between halves...SCHOOL TEAMS TO ATTEND:
There will probably be about a half dozen high school
football squads in attendance. The Packers of tomorrow
are coming as pay guests. In other words, they are
charged 50 cents each but get reserved seats. Algoma,
Clintonville, Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay, Stevens Point,
Wisconsin Rapids, Seymour, Pulaski and Escanaba,
Mich., high squads are slated to be present. On the
following Sundays other schools from Wisconsin and
Upper Michigan have been invited to attend...NO
SHORTAGE OF SEATS: Tickets are moving at a lively
clip for the Cardinal game and all indications points to
another large crowd. Enlargement of the stands at the
City Stadium has made about 2,000 more seats
available. The Football corporation is guaranteeing every
spectator a seat. Through its president, L.J. Joannes,
the Packer management has forwarded stories to this
effect to every newspaper in Wisconsin and Upper
Michigan. "Rumors about all seats for the Packers
games being sold out are unfounded," according to a
Packer statement, "and the Football corporation is now
in a position to guarantee every spectator a seat."
ARRIVE SATURDAY NIGHT
OCTOBER 8 (Chicago) - Headed by Dr. D.J. Jones,
owner of the Chicago Cardinals, Coach Ernie Nevers
and his squad of 22 gridders will leave here late
Saturday afternoon over the Milwaukee road for Green
Bay, where Sunday they battle the champion Packers
in a NFL game. The Cardinals' hospital list has cleared
up nicely and Coach Nevers will have his entire squad in
the pink. The last time these clubs met, November 16 in
Chicago, the Cardinals whipped the Packers by a 13 to
6 score. Nevers predicts his eleven will make it two in a
row over the champions. While in Green Bay, the Cards'
headquarters will be at the Beaumont hotel.
CARDS FACE PACKERS
OCTOBER 8 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals football
team will go to Green Bay Sunday and try to stop the
rush of the Packers toward a second consecutive NFL
pennant. The Packers already have triumphed in four
straight league games and are again showing the power
that carried them to the top during the 1930 professional
season. To further increase the scoring power Coach
Ernie Nevers has called on Charles Belden, a star
halfback of last season. Belden reported yesterday and
was immediately given individual instruction in hopes of
using him at Green Bay if necessary. Belden is from
St. Mary's in California, the alma mater of Frank
McNally, another member of the Cardinal team, and it
credited with a good change of pace. The first string 
backfield is once more intact and to all indications
Nevers will perform at full, Glassgow and Holmer at
halves and Rose at quarter. Les Malloy of Loyola and
Ike Mahoney are the most likely to relieve the regulars.
PACKERS HAVE DOWNED CARDS IN 7 BATTLES
OCTOBER 9 (Green Bay) - A rivalry which is one of the
most traditional in the National league will bring together
Sunday the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals
in the first of a two game series. The second will be run
off at Chicago, Nov. 15. The Packers and Cardinals have
met 14 times since 1921, when the first game between
the two rivals was played. In the years following, Green
Bay has annexed seven victories, while the Cardinals
have captured five, two games ending in tie decisions.
Of the five Card victories however four were experienced 
before 1927, while the last was administered in 1930,
when the Cards upset the Packers at Chicago, 13 to 6..
FIRST GAME IN TIE: The first contest between Green
Bay and the Cardinals ended in a tie in 1921, when
Paddy Driscoll, one time Cardinal back, hoisted over a
field goal in the last few minutes of play. Curly Lambeau,
Packer captain, had previous booted over a similar kick
so the final count rested at 3 to 3. In 1922 the Packers
received their worst defeat at the hands of the Cardinals,
when they invaded Chicago and were set back, 16 to 3.
The Horween boys, one of whom, Arnold, now coaches
Harvard, played under the names of McMahon and
pounded unmercifully against the Bay line. Charley
Mathys connected for the only Green Bay score, a field
goal..PURDY KICKS FIELD GOAL: For the first time in
1926, the rivals turned in two games, one of which 
marked the first Green Bay victory over the Cards. The
first contest, played at Green Bay, was conceded to the
Packers until Red Dunn, then sporting a Card uniform,
assumed a personal responsibility to defeat Green Bay,
13 to 7. The Packers looked great in the return contest,
however, holding Chicago airtight at the Illinois city, and
winning when Purdy clicked on a field goal. For the first
time, Green Bay had defeated the strong Card eleven,
and the series from that time forward was reversed. The
​Packers met the Cards at Green Bay for the first 1927
game, and pounded their rivals to a 13 to 0 submission.
They also were dopes to annex the return contest at
Chicago, but Chris O'Brien's warriors were on their toes
all the way, and held the Bays to a 6 to 6 knot...WIN
THREE IN 1929: The years 1929 was a big season for
Green Bay and the Cardinals, as the teams met three
times. The Cardinals absorbed poundings on every
occasion, but did not trot off the gridiron without making
a strong big for honors. At Green Bay, the score was 9
to 3, while at Chicago the Packers were victorious by 7
to 6 and 13 to 0. In 1930, the Packers, sweeping to 
their second consecutive national title, knocked down a
strong Cardinal threat in the Green Bay game, played at
City stadium early in the year. The Chicago line was
strong and the backs were fleet, but touchdowns by
Lewellen and Dilweg, backed by Molenda and Dunn's
placements, paved the way for a Bay win...WAS
DIFFERENT STORY: The return game in Chicago was 
a different story. The fast Cardinal backs drove through
for gain after gain, and Green Bay's long victory string
was snapped as the Cards annexed a 13 to 6 decision.
Belden and Nevers pounded across for Chicago Card
touchdowns, and Nevers added one extra point, while
McCrary's touchdown only served to keep the Packers
in the running until late in the game. At halftime, the
Cardinals were leading, 7 to 0.
LEWELLEN TOPS BAY SCORERS; 24 POINTS
OCTOBER 8 (Green Bay) - Halfback Verne Lewellen
added two more touchdowns in the game against the
New York Giants, and now leads the Packers individual
scorers with 24 points. Whitey Woodin still holds 
second place honors with nine points.
PACKER STADIUM CAN SEAT 14,900
OCTOBER 9 (Green Bay) - Adequate seating facilities
have been provided for the crowd expected here Sunday
to see the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Cards,
L.H. Joannes, president of the Packer club, announced
Friday. For the last few games there has been a race
between carpenters and fans in regard to keeping up with the seating problem. Within the last week 2,600 additional seats have been constructed at the field to give it a capacity of 14,900. Joannes said despite the fact that crowds have pushed over the 13,000 mark at the last two games, there will be ample room for all.
1931 Chicago Cardinals
Joannes also announced a decision of the directors of the club to turn over to charity the proceeds of the Packer-Stapleton game here November 8.
NEVERS TO LEAD CARDS AGAINST PACKERS SUNDAY
OCTOBER 9 (Chicago) - Under the direction and coaching of Ernie Nevers, the Chicago Cardinals professional football team will meet the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Green Bay in a tilt which will do much to determine the chances of the Cards in the league race. The game is being further watched with interest as it will serve as a baptism for Nevers as the new coach of the Cards. The Packers, last year champions of the league, have won four consecutive league contests this season and are pointing towards their second straight pennant. To all indications, the first string backfield of the Cards will again be intact, and the combination of Holmer, Glasgow, Rose and Nevers is expected to be at top peak for the Packer fracas. Glasgow has once more returned to his college form, and with his injuries healed he expects to do his share of the ball toting Sunday. Walter Holmer, the former Northwestern ace, is slated to handle a lion's share of the punting, while all four of the backs will take their turns at the passing assignments. Nevers should take good care of the line ripping, while Rose and Glasgow will attend to all broken field activities. Mickey Erickson, veteran center from Northwestern, will get the call at the snapper-back position while Walt Kiesling and Charles Diehl will flank him at the guard posts. Jess Tinsley and Jake Williams are favored to start at the tackle berths, while Charles Kassell and George Rogge will hear the initial whistle at the wings.
VESSER SUFFERS BROKEN LEG IN CARDINAL DRILL
OCTOBER 9 (Chicago) - John Vesser, left end on the Cardinal football team, yesterday suffered a broken leg in scrimmage. He will be lost for the season. Coach Ernie Nevers will use Creighton or Rogge in Vesser's place Sunday in the game against the Packers at Green Bay. Vesser was graduated from the University of Idaho in 1928. This is his second season with the Cardinals.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCTOBER 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Ken Strong's ability to click via the field goal route spelled victory for Stapleton over Brooklyn by a core of 9 to 7. The former New York "U" luminary came through with a 30-yard placekick in the third stanza...The Philadelphia-Providence encounter ended in a scoreless tie. The Quakers made a 70-yard advance in the first period but Pharmer fumbled on the Steamrollers' 8-yard line. After this neither club came close to scoring...A new attendance mark was established in Portsmouth for the Giants' game. The big crowd nearly went wild as Potsy Clark's hirelings uncorked a brilliant brand of ball which tumbled the Gothamites by a 14 to 0 count...Dick O'Donnell, who played end for the Packers for seven years, is now holding down a wing position for Brooklyn. O'Donnell has still got a lot of good football in him and he should greatly strengthen the Dodgers' front line...Myles McLaine celebrated his debut in a Stapleton uniform by grabbing a pass from Ken Strong and running 40 yards for a touchdown against Brooklyn. When the former Iowan gets underway, it generally means lots of yards...Sport writers covering Providence games will have to watch their noses carefully as the Steamrollers have a pair of first string backs by the name of Pape and Pope. Pape, ex-Iowan star, was with Green Bay for awhile in 1930...The Chicago Bears swing into action this Sunday at Wrigley field with the New York Giants as the opposition. George Halas, head of the Chicago club, is confident of a paid gate that will run into the five figure total...Stapleton and Brooklyn will lock horns again this weekend on the Dodgers' home lot. Football interest is running high in Stapleton this fall and about a thousand islanders to follow the team to Ebbets field...Philadelphia and Providence will play a return engagement in the Quaker city on Saturday. Herb Joesting, the Jackets' leader, expects to take the Rhode Islanders as his club is showing improvement at every engagement...Old Man injury is raising havoc with New York. Goutousky has a broken leg; Grant's knee is on the bum. Stein has a fractured hand while Flaherty's ankles are giving him lots of trouble. No wonder Doc March is gloomy...Spellman, who has built up somewhat of a "rep" as a wrestler on the eastern mats, is again doing his gridiron stunts with Providence. The big fellow plays either tackle or end and can turn in a good job at either post.
SAYS HE MADE FAKE TICKETS; IS FINED $200
OCTOBER 10 (Milwaukee) - Charles Koktavy, 27, 
Milwaukee printer, turned out the fake Packer tickets
which flooded the city last Sunday, it was brought out in
Municipal court this morning when Koktavy, Leo Halprin,
Albert Goodman and Joseph McClellan pleaded guilty
to charges of conspiracy to violate the law by issuing 
the forged tickets. James Sroor, arrested here with
Halpin, Goodman and McClellan, pleaded not guilty.
Koktavy was fined $200 and costs, which he expected
to secure this afternoon. The cases of the other three
were held open until next Tuesday, at which time Sroor's
preliminary examination will be held. The printer was
arrested by Milwaukee police at the request of the 
Brown County authorities, after Goodman and Halprin 
had confessed that the whole plan was a "frame-up" in
Milwaukee. Five other men are being sought. Their
names are given as Morris Yiplach, Jake Bloom and 
three others, known as Les Buick, Joe Beef and Chew
Tobacco Whitey, whose real names are unknown...
MUST PAY FINE OR GO TO JAIL: Koktavy, a printer,
was to receive $50 for his part in the plan, it was
brought out, and he did receive $25 upon delivery of the
bogus tickets. How many of the fake pasteboards were
printed was not brought out. If the printer does not
secure his fine, he must spend six months in the Brown county workhouse. Bond of Sroor was set at $1,000, which he has not furnished. The other three are held without bond. The penalty on the conspiracy charge is a fine of not more than $500, or not more than one year in the county jail. The forging of the counterfeit tickets is a more serious offense, carrying a prison sentence of from one to seven years. The four "salesmen" was arrested last Sunday noon near the Columbus club with a total of 103 fake tickets in their possession. All four stated that they had hitch-hiked to Green Bay, and has been met by a stranger who said he had been stuck with a block of tickets brought for speculation, and would split with them on whatever they could sell them for...MAY ARREST OTHERS SOON: All four denied any collusion, or that they had come to Green Bay together. All the hitchhiking, however, was done over Highway 141 by way of Sheboygan and Manitowoc; a coincidence, Mr. Chadek pointed out. Day before yesterday, Goodman and Halprin, the youngest members of the quartet, sent word that they wished to talk. They implicated Koktavy, whom they knew only as "Joe the printer" and the other men. Descriptions were sent to the Milwaukee police, and Koktavy was picked up. It is hoped that the other men will be arrested within the next day or two. An interesting legal angle is presented by the fact that, although Koktavy was never in Green Bay, he is guilty of an offense here. The case is a parallel to the case of the famous Chicago fence, John Sovetsky, who arranged the burglary of several clothing stores here about five years ago. In this case, however, the interstate extradition law requires the physical presence of the defendant in the state desiring to try him before he can be extradited.