GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - New men of the Packers had their day
Sunday at the expense of the Philadelphia Yellow
Jackets and ran up to a 15 to 0 victory for the 23rd
straight win for Green Bay on its home field. It was the
sixth straight win for the Bays this year and keeps this
teams' record clean. Six thousand fans saw the game.
It was a game-weary Philadelphia team that faced the
Packers - a team that appears on the downgrade from
what it was just a few years ago. There was some real
talent on the squad, but as a team - well the Jackets
weren't so hot. The invaders showed punch occasionally
but it wasn't a sustained attack. Defensively, the
Jackets did well enough against Green Bay's running
plays, but when the Packers could not gain on line
bucks, they took to the air to push down the field, and
the Philadelphia men weren't capable of stopping them.
BLOOD RUNS WELL
Johnny Blood had another field day for the Packers,
scoring both of their touchdowns and figuring in other
sensational plays. His catching of forward passes and
running helped turn what might have been a dull game
into one that had several highly exciting moments. The
play of Gantenbein at end, Bruder, halfback, and Grove
at quarterback, all new men this year, also helped 
enliven the battle. The all-around play of Gantenbein and
Bruder was fine, while Grove sparkled returning punts,
passing and kicking. Grove played the entire game at
quarterback. Don Carlos also played the entire game,
performing creditably at center. Many Packer players,
who has been seeing considerable action lately, got
much needed rests. Lavvie Dilweg and Stahlman played
only a few minutes, whereas they usually play from 
three quarters to the entire game. Mike Michalske saw
a few minutes' service and Sleight, Red Dunn, Earpe 
and Lewellen didn't get into the game at all. The Jackets
threatened three times, but nothing came of the attacks.
Early in the second period, Kaer, who showed up as a
real quarterback, got off on a great return of a punt and
raced to the Packers' 17-yard line before he was 
stopped. Kaer smashed over center and Joesting went
to the eight-yard line, but here the Packers braced and
took the ball on downs and punted out of danger. Again
in the third period, when Barragar recovered a Green
Bay fumble, the Jackets had the ball on the 20 yard line
but big Cal Hubbard, who incidentally turned in a sweet
game, loomed up to intercept a pass and the Packers
punted out of danger. Later in the fourth, Brumbaugh got
loose for a 25 yard dash through an open field and
showed how to step by going to the 35 yard line before
he was stopped. Joesting and Brumbaugh then plowed
through to the 15 yard line on delayed bucks and center
smashes to carry the ball to the six-yard mark but this
was as far as they got as again Green Bay's line 
pushed them back and took the ball on downs. On no
other occasion were the invaders beyond the Packer 
30-yard line.
GANTENBEIN DOWNS PUNT
A punt, downed by Gantenbein on the one-yard line,
paved the way for the opening score. Peterson, back to
punt out, was swamped by a horde of Bay linemen and
his kick was blocked and knocked back beyond the 
end zone, automatically giving Green Bay two points on
the safety. Perry, Gantenbein and Baker figured in 
blocking the punt with Perry the first to smash
Peterson. The score came in the first period. A punting
duel between Peterson and Blood featured the rest of
the quarter with neither side threatening. In the second
period, the Packers marched from midfield to a score.
Blood, from punt formation, raced 23 yards to the 27 
yard line to start the assault. Molenda tried a pass to
Bruder but the former Northwestern ace couldn't quite
reach it as he made a leaping lunge into the air.
Molenda then passed to Nash and the big end wound
himself and ran to the seven yard line before he was 
pulled down. Grove then dropped back and shot a flat,
wide pass to Blood who fell on his face catching the 
ball, rolled over and lunged across the goal line for a 
touchdown. Molenda's kick from placement was wide
and the Packers had an 8 to 0 lead.
WUERT GETS BALL
Wuert Englemann figured in the most sensational play
of the game shortly before the next touchdown in the
third period. Wilson passed to Englemann on the right
side of the field and the galloping halfback made a long
dive, grabbing the ball just before it touched the ground,
rolled over and and onto his feet again, sidestepped 
Peterson, Philadelphia halfback, straight-armed another
man who tried him, raced to his left, then cut back 
sharply and traveled 55 yards before he was finally run
out of bounds on the six yard line. Philadelphia's line
stiffened, however, and the Packers couldn't push 
across to a touchdown. The Jackets took the ball on
downs, punted out to Grove who brought the ball back
to the 35 yard line before he was stopped. Englemann
again got loose on a pass from Grove and raced 11
yards. Blood, on a cutback to the weakside, found a 
gaping hole opened by Don Carlos and Comstock and
evaded secondary men to run 19 yards and score. 
Grove placekicked for the extra point and Green Bay
had a 15 to 0 lead which they held until the end.
FRANKFORD -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  2  6  7  0 - 15
1st - GB - Safety, blocked punt rolled out of the end zone GREEN BAY 2-0
2nd - GB - Blood, 7-yard pass from Grove (Molenda kick failed) GREEN BAY 8-0
3rd - GB - Blood, 19-yard run (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 15-0

NEWS AND NOTES
SIDELIGHTS
OCTOBER 19 (Green Bay) - Milt Gantenbein learned
something about rough football when Fleckenstein, 
Philadelphia tackle, who seldom gets through a game
without some argument or fight, swung a hard left to
Milt's mouth. The attack was uncalled for as Milt had
only blocked Fleckenstein out of a play. The attack
took place directly in front of Hall, head linesman, but
he apparently didn't see that Fleckenstein was the
aggressor and ordered both men out of the game. Milt
should not have been sent out as he did nothing to 
cause it...Kaer, Philadelphia quarterback, wasn't taking
any chances when he saw Cal Hubbard bearing down
on him after punts. Three times he called for free 
catches just as Cal came crashing down to tackle him
and Cal had to sidestep and check himself to avoid
downing the player..Late in the game, Wilson and Grove
figured in unusual plays. Wilson was rushed on a pass
play and his receivers covered, so he sidestepped and
ran 15 yards. On the next play, Grove didn't have a man
open to pass to so he also ran and gained about nine
years...The final run of the game with Johnny Blood returning an intercepted pass about 50 yards was sensational. Blood raced down the right sideline with Mike Michalske galloping with him for interference and they were almost clear until Johnny was knocked out of bounds on the 35-yard line...It wasn't very hard to understand why the Nicolet High school band of De Pere won national honors. The band played and marched with precision and snap that would do credit to a crack military organization. The Legion band also joined in the concert between halves...Philadelphia used only 13 men, making but two substitutions. Fleckenstein and Behman were the only players to be replaced on the Jacket front wall...Both teams used six-man lines on defense. The Jackets pulled Barrager back for secondary defense, while the Packers used Cal Hubbard most of the time. Cal played a great game behind the line and on one occasions intercepted a Jacket pass and traveled about eight yards before he was pulled down...Mule Wilscon injured his leg in the game and was in a hospital today for treatment. He may be out of the game for a week or more...Organized cheering, with East and West High school cheerleaders leading the fans, was inaugurated. The end zone stands, containing many boys swung into the cheers with good results and the north side stands also caught the spirit, but the south side stands failed to respond with the same enthusiasm...Plans to loan Claude Perry to the Cardinals were changed and he played the entire game at tackle. A backfield man will be released this week to keep the squad down to the 22 limit and Perry will be retained, it was announced.
MAY PLAY PORTSMOUTH
OCTOBER 19 (Green Bay) - Discussion has been started here, Milwaukee and Portsmouth of the likelihood of the Packers playing a game with the Portsmouth Spartans Dec. 13 in Milwaukee, probably at the Marquette stadium, if it is available. The plan has not passed the discussion stage, President Leland H. Joannes of the Packers said. It has been broached as a possibility but no action has been taken. "We have no game with the Portsmouth team on the official schedule," the president said, "although a tentative date has been arranged for Dec. 13. If weather and other conditions are favorable, we may arrange to play the game in Milwaukee. It would not be a charity game."
PROVIDENCE WILL MAKE GREEN BAY DEBUT ON SUNDAY
OCTOBER 20 (Green Bay) - Plans to spoil the 1931 Packer Homecoming celebration, which have been formulated by the Providence Steamrollers, may be substantiated by the hefty New England eleven, which is prepared to place plenty of talent on the field at City Stadium next Sunday, when the first whistle announces the 2 o'clock kickoff. Advance notices of the talent contained in the Providence line and backfield indicates that the strong National league outfit has resumed its interrupted pennant drive, which brought it to the top of the league standings in 1928. Eastern sportswriters have been turning in columns about a star halfback named Dexter Shelley, one time University of Texas star and all-Southern team selection, who has come into his own as the directing agent of a strong Providence passing attack. Back in the days when the New England team was driving to its first - and only - national championship, there was a back named George Wilson, who did most of the flipping in the Roller backfield. When Wilson left, the Providence attack crumpled, but this year Shelly has taken his place, and in early season games has shown every indication of passing his opposition ragged. It was a shower of passes by Shelly which turned the trick against Philadelphia, and all but dragged Providence's New York game out of the fire. He weighs 190 pounds and is a constant threat afoot. Paired with him in the Roller backfield is Oran Paper, Iowa ace who weighs 190 and saw fleeting service with the Packers last season; Herb Titmas, Syracuse quarterback, voted the most valuable player to his university in his undergraduate days; and Lew Pope, who was an important cog in Purdue's 1930 attack. This quartet of backfield stars probably will start next Sunday's game for Providence, although Pope, if not in the starting lineup, will certainly see plenty of action. Woodruff, Mississippi fullback, is slated to do the heavy pounding in that position...MANY GOOD BACKS: Other reliable backs who may and will see service are Oden, Brown University product; Edwards, also of Brown; Williams, Connecticut state; Goodbread, Florida; August, Villanova; and Meeker, Washington State. Although the backfield talent is certain to attract much of the attention of Packers fans on Sunday, there are a number of reliable line performers who will make things lively for the Packer forward wall. Tex Irvin, captain of the 1930 Davis and Elkins West Virginia eleven, holds down a tackle position, and Pup Graham, a brawny guard who an all-National league star with the Dayton Triangles, are the heaviest men in the Providence lineup. Each weighs 230 pounds. Ray Smith, center, is one of Missouri University's famous Smith brothers, and although he weighs but 180, has displayed plenty of drive for the Steamrollers. Eschbach, Penn State center, probably will start in that position, flanked by Graham and Gentry, the latter an Oklahoma man, at guards. The tackle posts will be occupied by Irvin and Schein, the last named player once having held down the same assignment at Brown University, Rose of Texas and Spellman of Brown, both weighing 200 pounds, will start at the end positions...HEAVY FORWARD WALL: Other linemen registeredon the Roller lineup are MacArthur, St. Mary's; Brennan, Georgetown; Sofish, Grove City; and Pyne, Holy Cross. From tackle to tackle the Providence line will average 303 pounds. Adding Rose and Spellman at ends, the entire wall will average 306, and the starting backfield of Titmas, Pae, Woodruff and Shelly will make the entire team average 196 pounds. Ed Robinson, who answers to the name of "Robbie" wherever intercollegiate football is discussed, coached the Steam Roller squad. He starred at Brown university in his undergraduate days in both football and baseball, being an all-American in both sports. He commenced his coaching career in 1897 and has been building powerful elevens ever since. For a quarter of a century Robinson served Brown university, turning out some of the nation's best known gridders. His outstanding contribution being Fritz Pollard, all-American halfback, who also starred in professional football. It was in 1916 that Robinson sent onto eastern collegiate gridirons his most powerful Brown team, headed by Pollard, which registered victories over Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth. He also has served as coach at Nebraska, Tufts and Boston university...HAS GOOD RECORD: Eastern writers have been calling attention to the antics of Cowboy Woodruff, Providence fullback, who packs 200 pounds of consistent punch. He came to Providence from Memphis, where he alternated with Tony Holm, now starring for Portsmouth. Woodruff is said to be the best defensive fullback Providence has ever had. The 1931 Steam Roller record, including some practice tilts, is impressive. The Boston Collegians were defeated, 50 to 0, and Quincy, Mass., knocked down by the score of 48 to 0. South Weymouth, Mass., lost to Providence by 60 to 0, but the New Englanders lost a hard fought decision to the New York Giants, 14 to 6. Then they played a scoreless tie with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets, and followed this with a return game, winning from the Jackets by 6 to 0. Last Sunday Cleveland's Bulldogs nosed out Providence by a 13 to 6 count...BAKER IS RELEASED: Coach E.L. Lambeau late Monday afternoon announced the release of Frank Baker, end. This was Baker's first year with the national champions. He was an all-American wingman at Northwestern in 1930. Baker played in but two Packer contests. He saw action against Cleveland in the opening game. During the following week, he hurt his ankle in practice and was on the shelf until Sunday when he played against the Yellowjackets.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - THE YELLOWJACKET CLUB
OCTOBER 20 (Green Bay) - Perhaps you would like to know the story of the Philadelphia Yellowjackets. It's an unusual one, even for a professional club, of which there have been many unusual stories. For years the Philadelphia Yellowjacket team was regarded as one of the richest clubs in the league. Today, the club is near the end of its rope, with more than $200,000 assets - but they are frozen. The history of the Philadelphia club goes back 11 years. At that time the Frankford Athletic club was formed and the team began to play in a park of its own in Frankford, a suburb of Philadelphia. When the park was built, there was little but prairie in the vicinity. Over a period of years, the district gradually grew until late in 1929 it was the center of a thickly populated section and the ground value of the park had doubled nearly one hundred fold. The city of Philadelphia, desiring to turn the section covered by the Frankford club park, contracted with the Yellowjackets to buy the land for $250,000. Figuring on the small fortune from the sale of the land, the Frankford club last year began to spend money right and left to buy players to form a winning club. The Minneapolis team was purchased outright. Other players were bought from league clubs, and money spent freely. Then the breaks began to go against the club. Rainy weather interfered with several game, cutting down receipts and putting the club in the red. Early this year it was the same story and money was lost on a number of games. Still the club figured it would come out with plenty to spare, figuring on the $250,000 from the city of Philadelphia. That's where the hitch came. The city of Philadelphia, in a bad way financially, was unable to go through with the contract and pay the club the $250,000. The club had spent a lot of money, figuring on the quarter of a  million from the city. The city didn't pay it and the club is on the verge of a breakup, with no money to operate and plenty of bills. Players on the club are endeavoring to carry on for the balance of the season, dealing directly with the clubs they meet, independent of the Philadelphia organization. They came through the Packer game in good shape financially and can see their way clear through next Sunday for the Bear game, but after that their plans are indefinite. Perhaps a plan can be worked out to refinance the team so that it can complete the season in the east. If it cannot be done, the Packers will have to look elsewhere for a Thanksgiving day game. Providence is anxious to have the Packers appear in their city and if the Philadelphia game is called off, the Bays may play in the Rhode Island city.
PACKER STARS OF YESTERYEAR TO BE HERE ON SUNDAY
OCTOBER 20 (Green Bay) - Another special attraction
between halves will be offered at the Green Bay Packer
homecoming game next Sunday with the appearance at
City Stadium of the Fond du Lac American Legion Fife
and Drum Corps. The 80-piece organization, which
placed well up in the lists at the recent Detroit Legion
convention, will arrive via bus, change into uniforms at
the Columbus Community club and parade the Green
Bay business district prior to the game. Then between
the halves, while homecoming guests are preparing to
make their annual bows to the anticipated capacity
crowd, the fife and drum corps will parade the gridiron in
full regalia, providing a colorful touch to the reunion
celebration and presents a magnificent appearance on
parade and will be "on best behavior" Sunday afternoon.
.ANOTHER PARADE OF IMPORTANCE: Another
parade of importance which will provide the outstanding
touch of the day's activities, will be the respective
marches of the national championship Packers and the
Providence Steamrollers toward each other's goal lines,
and this battle of National league title importance, is
expected to draw one of the largest crowds of the
waning home season. After the Providence game, the
Packers will make but one home appearance, that
against Stapleton November 8. Letters scattered literally
to the corners of the nation have carried invitations to
former Blue and Gold players, who have been asked to
return for the fourth annual Packer homecoming, to aid
in substantiating the often expressed slogan, "the pro
team with the college spirit."...STORIES OF OTHER
DAYS: Responses to the early invitations indicate that
many ex-Packer stars of other years will be prepared to
appear at City Stadium to receive plaudits of the crowd
for previous appearances in football toga. The delegation
will be headed by a large group of former Packers, who
now live in Green Bay, including John Des Jarden, Fee
Klaus, Joe Secord, Charlie Mathys, Wallie Ladrow,
Butts Hayes, Carl Zoll, Tubby Bero, Rigney Dwyer,
Audrey Muldoon, Al Petcka and Herman Martell..BUCK
AND JAB MURRAY: At least two of the returning guests
will be featured on the speaking program, expressing
their pleasures at once more witnessing the Packers on
the warpath. Richard (Jab) Murray, mayor of Marinette,
will take the public address microphone, and Howard
(Cub) Buck, president of the Neenah Rotary club and
prominent businessman of that town, will follow him.
Men who have received invitations now appear in every
walk of life. There is Pahl Davis, who operates a store
in Oconto and Cowboy Wheeler, proprietor of an
Algoma sports shop. Slick Lollar, fullback of former
days, is a salesman in the Marinette district, while Milt
Wilson, one time football and baseball star for Green
Bay teams, is athletic director of the Hammond, Ind.,
high school. Wally Nieman sells automobiles in
Menominee, Mich., while Sammy Powers is trying the
beat the business depression with a tea concern at
Marinette. Tubby Howard is district manager of a
Chicago wholesale house at Mondovi. Myrt Basing is a
bond salesman for the First Wisconsin company,
Milwaukee...KOTAL, HARRIS, HEARDEN: Eddie Kotal,
one of the most popular Packers ever to wear the Blue
and Gold, coaches at Stevens Point Teachers' college,
and is certain to return for the homecoming celebration.
Jack Harris, Wisconsin university end and back, is
employed at Racine. Red Hearden, Green Bay product,
coaches St. Catherine's school at Racine, and Clem
Neacy is serving his internship in a Milwaukee hospital.
Moose Gardner has an auto agency at Ashland, in
addition to coaching the Northland college football team,
while Rosey Rosetti now hails from Norway, Mich. Gus
Rosenow is superintendent of schools at Niagara, Wis.,
and Tiny Cahoon coaches the Black Phantoms of
Nicolet High school, West De Pere. Red Smith, Notre
Dame back and lineman, is coaching at Seton Hall
college, Newark, N.J., and is playing with the New York
Giants. Jack McAuliffe's address is the University of
Wisconsin, and Pid Purdy, having finished his season
in the Columbus American Association outfield, has returned to his home at Beatrice, Neb. Neal Murphy handles a typewriter agency in Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEEAN FINED ON FAKE TICKET CHARGES
OCTOBER 21 (Green Bay) - Manford Fuerst, Milwaukee, also known as Joe Beef, was fined $200 and costs of $46.79, or given the alternative of 90 days in the workhouse, when he appeared before Judge N.J. Monahan in Municipal court this morning and pleaded guilty to a charge of instigating the printing of a number of counterfeit Packer football tickets. Fuerst was named in the confession of Leo Halprin and Elmer Goodwin, other members of the gang who were found guilty of attempting to sell the counterfeit tickets. The
tickets were printed for the Packer-New York Giant football game held here on Oct. 4.
CLAUDE PERRY WILL REMAIN WITH BAYS
OCTOBER 21 (Green Bay) - Claude Perry of the Green Bay Packers isn't to be loaned to the Chicago Cardinals, it was announced by Packer officers a few days ago. He will be retained by the club for the season and some backfield man turned loose. Perry has been with the club about five years and last week, it was said, he would be loaned to the Chicago team. Apparently the club suffered a change of heart.
CLARK LEADING PRO GRID LOOP POINT SCORERS
OCTOBER 22 (Columbus, OH) - The race for scoring honors in the National professional football league was tossed into a grand scramble over the weekend when Earl (Dutch) Clark, Portsmouth quarterback, experienced a couple of field days and added five touchdowns to his string. As a result, Clark now rests on top of the scoring heap with 41 points, according to statistics released today by Joseph F. Carr, president of the National league. John Blood, Packer halfback, clicked for two touchdowns in the Green Bay-Philadelphia game, but dropped to second place with 36
points, resulting from his six touchdowns. Lewellen of
Green Bay, who saw no service Sunday, and Harold 
(Red) Grange of the Chicago Bears are tied for third,
each having pushed over five touchdowns for 30 points
apiece...CLARK RUNS WILD: Clark was wild enough
last Thursday night, when he scored two touchdowns
against Philadelphia, but Sunday he was all over the
field in the Portsmouth-Brooklyn game. He carried the
ball over the line on three occasions and booted one 
extra point to account for his high total. A number of 
new names broke into the scoring columns over the
weekend. Touchdowns have been scored by Sedbrook,
New York; Nagurski, Bears; Creighton, Cardinals; 
Woodruff, Providence; and Ralph Clark and Vokaty, 
both of Cleveland, Grove of Green Bay, Kitzmiller of
New York and Weimer of Cleveland each have one
point, the results of extra boots. Scoring is still best
distributed among the Green Bay players, thirteen of
whom are listed in the scoring roster. Portsmouth is
second with five scoring players, and Brooklyn, the 
Bears, New York and Cleveland each have four.
CLEVELAND WIN IS PROTESTED BY PROVIDENCE
OCTOBER 22 (Providence) - For the first time since the
big Steamroller team joined the NFL a protest has been
filed with President Joe F. Carr, Columbus, O., against
allowing Cleveland a win in Sunday's game. The protest
is based on the cutting of the third and fourth quarters
to ten and eleven minutes respectively by Umpire Larry
Spellman of Reading, Mass. It was learned after the
contest that Spellman was using his regular watch,
instead of a football watch and guessing at the time. He
admitted between the halves that his football watch was
broken and of no use. The Rollers, trailing Cleveland 13
to 6, were on the visitors' 7-yard stripe when Spellman
ended the game. The abrupt ending of the contest
terminated a brilliant march of fifty yards most of which
gained on aerials tossed by Oden, Pope and Shelly.
Commenting on the abbreviated periods, John R. Hess,
sporting editor of the Providence Journal, one of New England's most influential newspapers wrote as follows: "And right here it is interesting to note that the third and fourth quarters were two of the shortest on records in league football. There was considerable suspicion among the fans that there was something radically wrong with the time keeping of Umpire Larry Spellman of Reading, Mass. A watch was held on the play in the entire fourth period and the elapsed time was 20 minutes. There were at least four times out of two minutes each. These alone cut the playing time to 12 minutes. A check of the detailed charts of these two periods shows that there were 25 plays in the third period and 26 in the fourth, for a total of 51 plays, while in the first half there were 82 plays. The average per 15-minute period is 40, therefore the second half was from 20 to 30 plays below the standing. There were a number of incompleted passes in the second half. Inasmuch as the rules provide that the watch shall be stopped when the ball hits the ground, incompleted passes increase rather than cut down the number of plays per period." The superiority of the Steamroller was marked according to Hess, who said in part: "Statistics of the game show that the Rollers gained more than twice as much ground as the Indians, but they could put enough of their 13 first downs together but once for a score. Cleveland made eight first downs. In rushing the Rollers advanced the ball 115 yards to 41 by Cleveland. Passes by Shelley, Oden and Pope were the best ground-gainers for the Providence team, their 10 complete tosses of 27 attempts netting a total of 195 yards. Cleveland completed seven of 12 passes for 96 yards. The Rollers' total yardage amounted to 310 to 137 by the Indians."...FIVE COLLEGE CAPTAINS: Five of the eleven players who will be in the lineup of the Steamroller team at the opening whistle of the battle scheduled with the champion Packers at Green Bay Sunday were captains of teams in their college days, one of the best known of that brilliant quintet being Dexter Shelly, who graduated from the University of Texas in June. Shelly was the outstanding backfield ace in the Southwest Conference during the 1930 campaign. Big John Spellman not only captained Brown in football but he also led the wrestlers in intercollegiate tourneys. This wingman, rated as one of the greatest defensive ends in National league football, is a real student of the sport and eventually will take up coaching. Invited to act as head coach of the Brown Freshman team two years ago, Spellman replied that he would coach only after he became too old to play. Davis and Elkins was led the past season by Tex Irvin, 225 pound tackle who like Bronko Nagurski of the Chicago Bears is equally at home in a fullback position. Herb Eschback, who will start at center, was the team leader at Penn State and Cowboy Woodruff, line battering fullback, wielded the sceptre at the University of Mississippi. On the bench will be Bud Edwards, captain of the Brown eleven in 1929 and one of the Bruins' cleverest backs in a decade of grid sport at the ancient Rhode Island institution of learning. Two other stars of the squad who were captains of their college teams are Ray Smith of the University of Missouri and Butch Meeker, 180 pound bundle of TNT who led Washington State.
RUSS SAUNDER WILL PLAY IN SUNDAY'S GAME
OCTOBER 23 (Green Bay) - One welcome addition to the Green Bay Packer lineup, when the team takes the field in its homecoming battle against the Steam Rollers of Providence, R.I., Sunday afternoon, will be Russell Saunders, former star of the University of Southern California, who is prepared to resume his work in the Bay backfield. Saunders was tossed on the shelf after the Brooklyn game, when he incurred an injury which for a time made it impossible for him to play. His injury is healed, however, and Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today that his Pacific coast star would positively see action against the Rhode Islanders...HAS LOTS OF POWER: Saunders either will share the fullback burden with Molenda and McCrary, or else he may be shifted to a halfback position. In either event fans will again have the opportunity to see the speedy back in action. In his earlier appearances he displayed lots of power. All indications point to another large crowd for the Sunday afternoon mix, which will have an important bearing on the National league title race. The Rollers have not hesitated to make public their intentions of putting up a strong front in the first division of the National league, while the Packers, waiting every week for Portsmouth to lose its first game, need the victory to retain their lead on first position. The kickoff will mark the opening of the homecoming game promptly at 2 o'clock Sunday.
BULLETIN
OCTOBER 23 (Providence) - The Steamrollers left here this morning for Green Bay, Wis., where on Sunday they will face the champion Packers. The Providence pros work out in New York late today and then go on to Akron for another drill on Saturday. The team reaches Chicago late Saturday night and will transfer to a Northwestern train which is scheduled to arrive in Green Bay Sunday at 9:25 a.m. Two weeks ago, Manager Charlie Coppen called off the game booked at Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 24, with the Cardinals rather than to have his team battered up for the Green Bay game the following day. Aside from Manager Coppen and Coach Arthur Robinson, there are 22 players making the trip.
THREE GAMES PLAYED
OCTOBER 23 (Green Bay) - The rivalry between the
Green Bay Packers and Providence Steam Rollers in
the National professional football league extends as far
back as 1925, although only three games have been
played. Of these, the Packers climbed out victorious in
two contests, and held the 1928 champion Rollers to a
7 to 7 tie. The first game, played on Dec. 6, 1925, saw
the Green Bay invaders, playing in eastern soil, capture
a hard fought battle. The officiating was said to be
terrible, with Bill Holloran, umpire, carrying the ball
farther than most Packer backs. Nevertheless, old "62",
the winning Packer touchdown play, saved the day and
the Bay team was victorious. Green Bay at that time
held seventh in the league of 20 teams. Providence took
an early lead in the game, right after Lewellen punted to
Ogden on the 50 yard line midway in the first period. A
pass from Wentworth to Harvey placed the ball on the
Green Bay 20 yard line, and on a crisscross Wentworth
went through tackle for the remaining distance and a
touchdown. Maloney's kick was good and Providence
led, 7 to 0...KOTAL INTERCEPTS PASS: In the third
period Kotal intercepted Pollard's pass and stepped off
a sensational 65 yard run for a touchdown, avoiding
practically ever man on the Steamer Roller team.
Abramson missed the goal and Providence was still on
top. In the fourth period Laird of the Rollers booted a
field goal from the 26 yard line to give the Rollers a 10
to 6 lead. After Myrt Basing, Packer fullback, was
carried from the game in the last period, Mathys tossed
a pass to Jimmy Crowley, who made a sensational
catch for a touchdown after being knocked down in the
end zone. Abramson kicked goal and the Packers
ended up on top of the heap. On Dec. 2, 1928, the
Packers held the Steam Rollers, who were driving to
the 1928 pennant, to a 7 to 7 deadlock. Green Bay
displayed a flashy air attack, and was then in fifth place
in the National league. Red Dunn was kept on the
bench because of an injury, and Lewellen called signals
at the quarter post..MARKS MAKES TOUCHDOWN:
Trouble for Providence started late in the first period
when Molenda intercepted Wildcat Wilson's pass on
the Steam Roller 35 yard line. A pass, Lewellen to
Kotal, made it first down on the 25 yard stripe and then
Lew flipped to Doggie Marks, Packer halfback, who
caught the ball while racing over the goal line. O'Boyle
kicked the goal. The Rollers "got hot" right after that and made five first downs in a row. Finally Wilson tossed a long pass to O'Brien, who dashed over for the touchdown. Sonnenberg's kick was good and the count remained knotted to the end of the game. The third Packer-Roller game was played Dec. 1, 1929, also at Providence, as had been the other two. The Packers, driving to their first title, were in championship form and overwhelmed their opponents, 25 to 0. Michalske kicked over the goal line and from that moment Providence was on the defensive. Midway in the first quarter Dilweg caught a pass from Lewellen after a flip of 18 yards and ran to the 27 yard line. Lew then cut back 27 yards for a touchdown. Dunn's pass for the extra point was batted down by Wilson. In the third quarter Haddon fumbled and Earpe recovered on the Roller 42 yard line. Kotal and Blood added a few yards and a pass, Kotal to Blood, put the ball on the Providence 31 yard line. Dunn then passed to Blood for a touchdown, but Red's extra kick was blocked...LIDBERG PLUNGES OVER: In the last quarter, a pass from Dunn to Lidberg put the ball on the Roller 28 yard mark. Lidberg gained five, and Blood circled end to the 11 yard line. Lidberg hit center for 10 and then dove through left tackle for a touchdown. Dunn kicked goal and the Packers led, 19 to 0. A little later Wilson punted to Dunn, who flipped a lateral pass to Johnny Blood, and the latter did lots of fancy running to dash 73 yards for a touchdown. Dunn's kick was wide and the final score stood at 25 to 0.
Green Bay Packers (6-0) 15, Frankford Yellow Jackets (0-4-1) 7
​Sunday October 18th 1931 (at Green Bay)
PROVIDENCE HERE FOR FIRST TIME; TO FACE PACKERS
OCTOBER 24 (Green Bay) - Providence's Steam Rollers make their bow to Wisconsin fans here Sunday afternoon, facing the undefeated Green Bay Packer
eleven in a National league game, prepared to show the
Badgers how football is played in the East. The game
marks the first appearance of Providence here in the 
history of the league. The Packers have met the Steam
Rollers in the Rhode Island city in past years, but never
before have the easterners come into Wisconsin for a
game. Indications point to another hard game as the
invaders have a line that ranks with any in the country
and backfield men who can hold their own with any
company. Leading the attack for the Providence team
will be tiny Butch Meeker, speedy little quarterback who
weighs only 140 pounds but who has turned in several
sensational performances with the Rollers...FROM 
WEST COAST: Meeker is a product of the Pacific coast
and reports from that far district claim he is one of the
greatest signal callers ever turned out west of the Rocky
Mountains. Despite his lack of size, Meeker is an
excellent blocker and can place kicks with any player in
the circuit. Against Philadelphia last year, he raced 95
yards for a touchdown. Besides Meeker, there are Curly
Oden, veteran of several years of pro play, and one of 
the league's best forward passers, Titmas, a clever open
field runner, Oren Pape, of midwest fame, and Pope,
both halfbacks who have plenty of tricks. On the line,
Providence boasts three capable ends in Rosey, Pyne
and Spellman. Irvin, Brennan, Schein and MacArthur
are outstanding tackles and Gentry is one of the best
guards in the loop. Against this imposing list players,
Capt. E.L. Lambeau plans to send his strongest squad.
With six victories already on the string and no defeats,
the Packer coach does not want to take any chances.
Portsmouth also has six wins and no setbacks so the
Green Bay team must continue to win to hold the top
position...SAUNDERS TO PLAY: The Packer coach
plans to start Don Carlos at center with Michalske and
Bowdoin at the guards, Stahlman and Sleight at tackles
and Dilweg and Nash at the end positions. Dunn will be
at quarter with Bruder and Englemann at the halves and
McCrary at fullback. Molenda, Blood, Lewellen and
Wilson are also expected to be used in the backfield,
and for the first time in several weeks, Russ Saunders,
of West coast fame, will be back in uniform, ready to
return punts and work from the fullback post on offense.
It will be a homecoming day for the Packers with stars
of other years gathering as guests of the club Sunday.
Approximately 25 players of other Packer teams will
return to make their bow between halves. Included in 
this group of former Packer stars who have indicated
their intentions of returning are Paul Davis, Oconto;  Cowboy Wheeler, Algoma; Slick Lollar, Marinette; Jab Murray, mayor of Marinette; Wally Nieman, Marinette; Sammy Powers, Marinette; Tubby Howard, Mondovi; Cub Buck, Neenah; Myrt Basing, Milwaukee; Eddie Kotal, Stevens Point; Thomas "Red" Hearden, Racine;
Moose Gardner, Ashland; Gus Rosenow, Niagara, and Tiny Cahoon, De Pere. The Fond du Lac fife and drum corps and the Beaver Dam Legion band will also be on hand to lend color and music to the occasion between halves of the game.
SPARTAN-PACKER GAME OUGHT TO BE GOOD, MCCOY
OCTOBER 24 (Green Bay) - Clyde McCoy, Chicago orchestra leader, who appeared in Green Bay with his organization Thursday evening is a real pro football fan and attends as many games as he can. The orchestra leader's home is in Portsmouth, Ohio, and he said that the Spartan's professional football team is a powerful one this year. He commented on the fact that the Bays had a tentative date to play with Portsmouth late in the season and admitted that is would be probably be quite a game. "Portsmouth had a crowd of 6,000 out for one of its night games this season, and we thought that it was quite a turnout." When informed that the Packers played to crowd of as many as 14,000 people, McCoy seemed amazed that a city of this size could get such a turnout.
'GET A REPUTATION', FAMOUS BAY TEAM OF '90'S REPLIED TO CHALLENGE BY WISCONSIN
OCTOBER 20 (Green Bay) - The wonder all over the sporting world is "How come? A little paper mill town up on the lakes figures in the Football World Series every year and two years running has copped the world championship." It's got them all guessing. Not many people even in Green Bay know where the idea to conquer the world in a football way really originated here. Did Curley Lambeau just call Cowboy Wheeler and Tooty McLean and Natey Abrams and Fee Klaus together and say: "We're going on a football crusade for and in behalf of our native health, and we're going to play such towns as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, etc., and eventually we will win the world champions." He did not. He had no more idea of a world championship with his original Packer team than you have of winning the world polo championship. And no aspersions are therein cast upon the first edition of the Packers. But, I mean as a team that knew it could beat the world, thought of beating the world and like as not would have beaten the world if the world only had been willing to play. And, you'll have to go back to the great team of 1895 for that. They captured, isolated and passed on to posterity for development the germ for world championship. And here's the way it happened...KAREL ON TEAM: That great football team, having eliminated from further serious competition all of the really good teams in Wisconsin, decided that Lawrence University was the best of the collegiate teams. Then smothered them by a score of something like 49 to 0. Madison, which seldom now hears of what there is good in other parts of Wisconsin, had on its football team at that time one Ikey Karel, who is now a Circuit judge in Milwaukee. Mr. Karel incidentally came from Kewaunee and like as not drive through here to and from his work. Anyway, the University of Wisconsin team in those years were quite some pretty good footballers, though, of course, not the champions. They had been defeated. So Mr. Karel got himself appointed to represent the university squad, the oldsters tell, and formerly he challenged the Green Bay Football Corps (not to be confused with the Green Bay Football Corp.) to play Wisconsin University. Did the big Bay beef trust accept? They were offended. They met at John Gross' and instructed their business manager, Edwin S. Krippner, to reply to Mr. Karel and they told him just what to say. The reply read thus: "Before challenging this football team, go get yourself a reputation." And Judge Karel has that scrap of paper among his most valuable souvenirs, according to the best tradition. He is known to have shown it to people...INVITED TO COACH: Reduced to his proper place, the great university footballer did not again enter the local picture until a week before the great impending clash between "Injun" LaFount's Marinette team and the Green Bay broilers. Without openly showing repentance for their earlier affront, the Bay squad wrote Ikey Karel and invited him to coach the team for one evening, wising them up on new plays which Marinette had not scouted. Mr. Karel accepted. Twas on a crisp autumn evening and before a good sized galley that he took charge of the Green Bay team under the arc lamp on the corner of Dousman and North Oakland streets, the corner where Louie Kemnitz now lives. Coach Karel put the land going whales through their exercises and had them run off a few of their renowned plays. Then he tried them for what was above the ears and they came through for him in surprising style. He coached fast opening plays, decoys and deceptions. Then turning to the good sized galley standing up on the edge of the ditch which ran parallel to the dirt street on either side, he said: "If I had the that team at Madison, we would beat the world!" That remark was loudly applauded and called for an encore. In the encore Mr. Karel, as gracious an after dinner speaker then as he is yet, took cognizance of the support the fans had given that great team and he said: "You're going to have a world beating team here some day."...CHAMPION "BORN": Then and there, at the corner of Oakland and Dousman streets, the promise of a world championship was uttered, only to be fulfilled in the ripeness of thirty years. There was released to infect the whole populace the germ footballoffilis supremus, which in two more decades was to cause an epidemic of frenzied pennantitis. There was born beneath an arc lamp the idea and the hope of a World Champion Football team for Green Bay. And there is erected just a little in from the intersected sidewalks, a huge granite boulder to perpetuate the memory of this prophecy which came to pass...Now about the banquet. So many reservations have been received by members of the old team that the matter is confusing. Those who wish to attend the banquet may send their reservations direct to me at this paper. Do not send any money, whatever you do. Nobody has planned any banquet yet, but they're not going to be able to avoid one. One at which Judge Karel will be toastmaster, and F.B. Desnoyers, mayor of the city during the years this great team performed, will be honorary field captain for the night. The old team of 1895 and the Packers just before leaving for the East to establish ownership to another blue and yellow flag and necessitate an addition to the stadium pennant pole, will be there to swap yarns, eat venison or mudhen or mutton stew, and Charles S. Kerr will sing "Dear Wisconsin, Land of Beauty" and the team picture will be formally presented to the new "Departments of Sports" of the public museum.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCTOBER 23 (Green Bay) - Clark, Portsmouth quarterback, staged a field day in the second quarter of the Brooklyn game and the Spartans launched their eastern vacation with a 19 to 0 win. Clark chalked up all the markers...The intercity feud in Gotham will be resumed Sunday when Brooklyn and the Giants rub elbows at the Polo Grounds...Portsmouth is slated to display its gridiron ware in Stapleton. The Ohioans are making a determined dash for the championship, which Green Bay has copped two years running. The Spartans have won six straight games...Philadelphia will complete its western swing by facing the Bears in Chicago. The Quakers spent the week at Green Bay and engaged in some workouts with the Packers. Herb Joesting is doing well with the material on hand...The Providence Steamrollers make the longest jump of the National league schedule for the game at Green Bay Sunday. This will be the Rhode Islanders first appearance in Wisconsin. A big turnout is looked for...Paddy Driscoll was put on the spot in the Cardinal-Bear game. The veteran was named by President Joe Carr as head linesman. Some years back, Paddy started his pro career with the Cards and he finished up with the Bears...Dexter Shelly, who earned his gridiron spurs in Texas, is displaying considerable class with Providence. The youngster is a great forward passer as he pitches with bullet-like speed...Coach Steve Owens is pulling every string possible to get his New York Giants up in the race. A housecleaning is underway and new faces are appearing in every game. Swede Rhenquist is one of the new additions...The injury jinx is camping tight on the trail of the Chicago Cardinals. Several weeks ago, Vesser broke his leg while practicing and last Sunday against the Bears Quarterback Hill suffered the same kind of a fracture...Bullet Baker is proving a valuable man in the Stapleton lineup. The California veteran plays half, full or quarter, and he is seeing action in every game. Baker has played with the N.Y. Yanks, Green Bay and Chicago Cards...Nate Barrager, the Philadelphia center, is making a determined bid for the snapper back's post on the All-American pro team. Barrager roams at will on the defense and he makes more tackles than the other Quaker forwards...Vokaty, Cleveland fullback, was the outstanding player in the Providence game. He started the scoring early. On the third play of the game, Vokaty crashed tackle for 28 yards and then plunger over for a touchdown.
FORMER PACKER STARS GATHER FOR SUNDAY'S HOMECOMING
OCTOBER 24 (Green Bay) - Among a great assortment of attractions which will appear at City Stadium Sunday afternoon incidental to the Green Bay Packer-Providence Steamroller National league football contest, will be the re-appearance of Russ Saunders, Southern California bullet back, who has recovered from an injury which forced him to the sidelines during the Green Bay-Cleveland game early this season. Saunders' power attack has been missing from the Bay drive since that game since that game, but on Sunday the Packer management has announced that he is certain to see action, and probably plenty of action at that. As the game ushers in the 1931 annual Homecoming for the champions, another near capacity crowd is expected. Saunders, the Packer line, the swift backs who have thus far protected Green Bay's undefeated record and run its home victory string to 22 consecutive games and the Homecoming celebration are not the only items on the entertainment program. The Fond du Lac Fife and Drum Corps of 80 pieces, which placed high in competition at the Detroit American Legion convention, will march before the game through Green Bay's business district, and between the halves at the football field. Finally, there are the Providence Steamrollers themselves, champions of the National league in 1928 and rated serious contenders for this year's title. Such backfield aces as Oden, Brown University's Scandinavian star; Oran Pape of Iowa; and Woodruff of Mississippi, will represent the Rollers. The Packers will present their strongest lineup to the visitors. Injuries have been cleared away and some flashy offensive work is expected to be revealed as the champions move to protect their undefeated standings.