(GREEN BAY) - Towering, husky players skidded,
charged and pummeled each other in a bull-dogged
battle in a driving rain Sunday afternoon and when it
was over the Green Bay Packers had chalked up their
first win of the National league season and their 26th
straight at the City stadium. The victims were the
Chicago Cardinals, by a score of 15 to 7, losers after
one of the most grueling battles staged here in a long
time. A crowd of 3,500 sat through the downpour, wet
and shivering, but held to rapt attention by this fight of
two powerful teams. Seldom has there been seen this
type of battle between these old rivals. Instead of the
fast, open and spectacular football that usually marks a
Packer-Cardinal game, Sunday's contest was a dogged,
bruising fight, with little of the sensational to enliven the
Played under extremely difficult conditions, due to the
hard rain that fell throughout the first half and part of the
third period, the game developed into a battle of power 
in the first quarter and continued through its duration.
There were passes, to be sure, but nothing like those
that have been seen so many times before. Quick 
pivots, side-steps, and other features of open field
running were impossible on the slippery field. Spinners
and other fast plays that require perfect timing, which
the Packers rely on for most of their gains, seldom
clicked. Strangely enough, the punting, with Arnold
Herber, young Bay halfback, the outstanding performer,
was excellent, despite the wet ball and uncertain
footing. The Cardinals displayed plenty of strength.
With a front wall that stopped nearly everything thown
at it and some excellent backfield performers to back it
up, they proved a good match for the Packers in nearly
every department of the game.
Seldom was the Packer machine able to get underway
for consistent gains against the stubborn Card defense.
Occasionally Green Bay men would break away for
good gains but the Cardinals always managed to stop
them before they traveled far. It was the defensive play
of the Packers they brought victory, rather than the
offensive strength, as is usually the case. All of the
Packers' points came as the direct result of excellent
Green Bay defensive work and alertness of the part of
linemen. An intercepted pass by Tom Nash in midfield
led up to the first Green Bay score. Nash executed an
excellent play by cutting in front of a Cardinal receiver
to grab the ball out of the air in midfield. Hinkle then
punted to Stennett on the 20-yard line. On the next play
Stennett was pushed back five yards by Hinkle as he
tried to sweep around the end.
Stennett then tried to punt but big Mike Michalske and
Zeller were through the line before he could get it off,
blocking the kick and the Cardinal halfback recovered 
on his own two-yard line. Again Stennett tried to punt
and this time Tom Nash blocked it, smashing the ball
beyond the end zone to automatically give Green Bay
two points safety. The ever-alert Zeller contributed to 
the next Packer score when he recovered a Cardinal
fumble on the invaders' 12-yard line. One line smash
failed to gain and a pass to Bruder failed. Bruder then 
hit the center of the line for four yards and on the next
play cut back sharply after running to the left to take a
flat pass from Herber to score without a man touching
him. Hinkle tried a placekick for the extra point but it
was blocked. Later in the same period Green Bay 
counted again. For the third time alert Packers brought
about the opportunity. After Herber had punted over the
goal line, Stennett backed up to kick back. He fumbled
the wet ball and it rolled back over the goal. Michalske
raced after the ball, falling on it for a touchdown. Then
O'Boyle kicked from placement and the Packers had a
15 to 0 lead.
Green Bay held their own, repulsing a constant Cardinal
passing threat by good defensive play the rest of the
period and until late in the fourth quarter when two 
passes connected and the invaders scored. After a
good return of a punt by Rose to his own 49-yard line,
Stennett passed to Rogge for a 35-yard gain. Rogge 
was clear and apparently headed for a touchdown 
before Shelly cut across the field and knocked him out
of bounds on the 15-yard mark. Stennett and Holm 
picked up two yards after the Packers were penalized
for offside and the fourth down with still three yards to 
go, Rose passed to Stennett who raced to the Packer
one-yard line before he was downed. Hill hit the line and
failed to score. He hit it again and went across for a
touchdown. Hill then added another point by a perfect
placekick. Coach E.L. Lambeau used all of his men
again, trying out many combinations in the backfield. Of
the new men Clark Hinkle was the most outstanding.
Many times he smacked down ball carriers before they
hit the line of scrimmage while he was backing up the
line. On the line the work of Zeller, of the newcomers,
again was exceptional. Peterson at an end also turned
in an excellent game, breaking up many plays shot at
him. The Cardinals also sent many men into the fray. Stennett, at one of the halfback positions, Kiesling at a guard and McNally, center, were outstanding performers.
CHI CARDS -  0  0  0  7 -  7
GREEN BAY -  2  0 13  0 - 15
1st - GB - Safety on blocked punt by Nash, ball rolling out of the end zone  GREEN BAY 2-0
3rd - GB - Bruder, 9-yard pass from Herber (Hinkle kick failed) GREEN BAY 8-0
3rd - GB - Michalske fumble recovery (O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 15-0
4th - CHI - Irv Hill, 2-yard run (Hill kick) GREEN BAY 15-7
SEPTEMBER 24 (Green Bay) - A football rivalry that
dates back 11 years will be resumed here Sunday 
afternoon as Green Bay's Packers and the Chicago 
Bears fight at the City stadium in what promises to be
the outstanding game of the 1932 season. The Bears,
boasting the greatest team of years, with many new
giants to add to a roster that already includes such
famous players as Red Grange, Herb Joesting, Bronko
Nagurski and Dick Nesbitt, are out for a pennant in the
national league this year and Green Bay's champions
will have a mighty tough time stopping them. Judging
from advance sale and interest of Wisconsin fans in this
game, the teams will play before a capacity crowd of
15,000 fans. From all parts of the state reservations 
have been requested. Chicago will send a delegation of
two hundred to cheer their favorites. Power, and more
power, will be the keynote of the Bear attack. In 
Nesbitt, Joesting and Nagurski the Bears have three of
the greatest fullbacks in the business. To alternate with
quick thrusts at the line and open field dashes the
Bruins will have Red Grange, the best of them all when
he is loose, Brumy Brumbaugh, Molesworth and a flock
of new men who promise to star in the professional 
game. On the Bear line will be such giants as Trafton,
veteran center, Paul Schuette, Ely, the Iowa giant who
weighs 270, Murry, Johnsos and Buckler from Alabama
to mention only a few of the outstanding men. They will
offer a defense that will test Green Bay's strength to the
limit. Ready to smash against this powerful aggregation
will be Green Bay's team, seeking a fourth straight NFL
pennant. With a line that is equally as good as that of
last year, if not better, the defensive strength of Green
Bay should be equal to the Bears. Only one department
of the Packers' play is giving Coach Lambeau some
concern. It is the quarterback position. The Packers
miss Red Dunn. They have depended upon his cool,
clever handling of the team for so many years that it is
hard to get along without him. Paul Fitzgibbons, Harry
O'Boyle and Roger Grove have been alternating at the
quarterback position and they are snapping the men
through plays with good results but they are not as
experienced as Dunn and naturally can't expect to take
his place so early in the season. The Packers have 
been working hard, holding long signal drills this week
in preparation for the battle. The timing of plays was
much better in this morning's session and several new
plays worked with snap and precision. Shelly, Hinkle,
Lewellen and Blood looked very good in hitting holes 
and pass plays worked better than at any other time this year. Herber and Shelly handled passing assignments faultlessly while the ends and backs went out fast to catch balls all over the field. Most of the Packer-Chicago Bear games develop into hard, bruising battles with only one touchdown separating the teams. Indication are, however, that tomorrow's battle will be a more open affair with passes and long runs featuring as both teams have been working to perfect plays that split lines wide open and send men scattering all over the field. The teams have played 23 games, with Green Bay winning 11 contests, Chicago nine and three ending in tie scores. Last year the Packers won the opener here by a 7 to 0 score than nosed out the Bears in the first Chicago tilt as Mike Michalske intercepted a pass and raced 70 yards and lost the third game by a 7 to 6 
SEPTEMBER 24 (Columbus, OH) - The most successful year in the history of the NFL is anticipated during the coming season with each of the eight clubs in the major circuit boasting a stronger team than that of a year ago. The circuit clubs are ready to make their league debuts on Sunday with Red Grange and the Chicago Bears facing the Packers at Green Bay, the 
New York Giants opposing Portsmouth, and Brooklyn
invading Staten Island to face Stapleton. That means
Boston, the only new team in the league this season,
will be the only squad which will not have shown its
wares. The Braves are slated to open against Brooklyn
on October 20...EARLY CRUCIAL GAME: The clash at
Portsmouth is a crucial one since the Spartans finished
second to Green Bay a year ago, while the Giants were
the leading eastern team. To offset the loss of Benny
Friedman, who is not piloting Brooklyn, the Giants have
added Shipwreck Kelly, former Kentucky speed demon
who demonstrated his effectiveness by scoring twice
against Canton in an exhibition contest last Sunday, At
Green Bay the Packers are defending one of the
greatest records of modern football, having chalked up
a string of 26 consecutive triumphs at home. The Bears
have not been content to stand pat on their lineup either and will sport new stars in the line where Bill Hewitt, Michigan end, and several Northwestern huskies should give Grange and his backfield mates better protection. Chicago is so excited over this game that a special train is being run to Green Bay for Bear rooters...BROOKLYN VS. STAPES: The eastern game which sends Brooklyn against the Stapes with Ken Strong will be Friedman's first test as coach. The Giants' forward passing hero for the past three seasons has assembled a strong group but of course will need more time before being able to reach the high point of efficiency. Jack Grossman, rugged Rutgers star, and John Karcis, bulky Carnegie Tech fullback, are the newcomers Friedman expects to uncork in most of the offensive fireworks for the Dodgers.
SEPTEMBER 24 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears will open their NFL campaign tomorrow afternoon by meeting the Packers, last year's champions, at Green Bay. The entire squad, accompanied by President George Halas, will leave the Union station on a special train at 5 o'clock this afternoon. A large party will accompany the team. Coach Ralph Jones has named the same lineup that started against Cleveland last Sunday to face the Packers. Engebretsen, Miller, Bergerson and Hewitt thus will be making their league debut. The Packers plan to star three new players, Zeller at guard and Hinkle and Herber at halfbacks. Chicago beat the Packers 7 to 6 in their final meeting last year.
SEPTEMBER 25 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, with a
warmup triumph over Cleveland, open their NFL season
this afternoon with their traditional rivals, the Packers,
at Green Bay, Wis. Green Bay, champions of the NFL
for the last three years, already has scored one victory
this fall, a 15 to 7 game with the Chicago Cardinals. The
Bears-Packers series is the oldest in pro football. The
teams have met 23 times since 1921. Eleven times,
and nine of these since 1928, the Packers have beaten
the Bears. The north side Chicago team has won nine
games. Three have been tied...BEARS TAKE SQUAD
OF 31: The Bears left last night for Green Bay. Coach
Ralph Jones took his entire squad of 31 players. The
league rule which permits each team to have only 20
players does not go into effect until after the second
league game for each eleven. At no time in recent years
have the Bears been so confident of victory, and this
despite Green Bay's superiority on its home field and
the fact that it is defending champion. The Bears won
the final of the three game series last fall, 7 to 6, by
virtue of Tackwell's point after touchdown. The score
was made by Joe Lintzenich. Their hope of continuing is
based on the replacements in the line, which recent
years has not measured up to the abilities of the 
backfield...PLENTY OF NEW MEN: Tiny Engebretsen,
voted Northwestern's most valuable player last fall; Bill
Hewitt of Michigan; Al Culver, Notre Dame tackle; 
Ookie Miller, center of Purdue's eleven which tied for the Big Ten title; Gil Bergerson, a 6 foot 6 inch guard from Oregon State, who weighs 240 pounds, and Harold Ely, 274 pounds, a former Iowa tackle, are the reasons why Coach Jones and George Halas, the Bears' owners, believe they will stop the Packer offense. All the players mentioned are first year men. Fifteen thousand, the capacity of the Green Bay municipal stadium, are expected to see the game. A special train left last night for Green Bay, taking a hundred Chicago fans to the game.
SEPTEMBER 25 (Green Bay) - The football game that all Green Bay dreams about from one year to the next will be played at the City Stadium here Sunday afternoon. It is the Packers' battle with the Chicago Bears. Of all the traditional rivalries being gradually developed in professional football, none is the equal of this one. The two teams have played regularly on the post graduate gridirons since 1921. The Packers have won 11 games and the Bears nine. Three of the games ended in tie scores. Chicago will trot on the field with what almost all football followers agree is the greatest backfield ever assembled in football anywhere. Headed by Red Grange, a greater player today than in his heyday at college, the ball toting combination includes Bronko Nagurski, the pulverizing Minnesota hero of several years ago; Dick Nesbitt, late of Drake, who plunges and runs as hard as Nagurski, and slippery little Molesworth of Monmouth, one of the cleverest runners in the league. The line, which will be well over 200 pounds, will be picked from among Franklin, Yourist, Braidwood, Ely, Burdick, Murray, Buckler, Carlson, Trafton, Pearson, Miller, Schuette, Kopcha, Bergerson, Engebretson, Culver, Tackwell, Johnsos, Garland, Grange and Hewitt. It is, perhaps, the strongest all around Chicago team ever sent into the Green Bay lair. Against them Curly Lambeau has handed double doses of work in preparation for the Bears. The team has shown considerable improvement, but whether enough to hold its own remains to be seen. The Bears have not defeated Green Bay on the field here since 1927. Two thousand tickets remained to be sold Saturday night. A sellout would bring a crowd of 15,000 to the enlarged Green Bay stadium.
SEPTEMBER 19 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Legion and high school bands, D.A.V. drum corps and a color guard from Battery B participated in the flag-raising ceremony before the game. Short addresses were given by Mayor John V. Diener, Coach E.L. Lambeau, Leland Joannes and Dr. David Jones, owner of the Cards... Rain started to fall before the game and continued through the entire first half. The weather cleared somewhat in the third and fourth quarters but by that time everyone was so wet that didn't care much whether the rain continued or stopped...One flag, with
the lettering "1929, 1930 and 1932 National Champions,
Green Bay Packers", was hoisted instead of three, one
for each year. There wouldn't be room for three on the
mast under the American flag...Arnold Herber saw 
plenty of action for the Packers and did everything good.
His punting with the water-soaked ball was unusually
good and his all around work was the highlight of the
afternoon...Lavvie Dilweg got a mud-covered face after a
slide of several feet early in the game when he made a tremendous dive in the air after a pass. He sailed along in the goo out of bounds but couldn't quite reach the ball. The big end was just as impressive as ever...Fans gazed skyward in the second half when an airplane appeared to hang motionless in the air over the field. It was piloted by Norbert Kersten. He bucked a stiff win, idled his motor to about 35 or 40 miles an hour so that it hit the wind at about the same speed the wind was traveling, and remained aloft over the field watching the activity on the ground.
SEPTEMBER 20 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears' management is planning to run a football special train here on Sunday for the Packer game, according to George Halas, president of the Bears, who telephoned long distance this morning to the Packer ticket office asking that a block of 100 seats be rushed to him via air mail. Special excursion rates have been secured over the Milwaukee road, Halas said. The Bear leader seemed confident of the success of the excursion as he personally guaranteed payment for the extra block of seats. 
SEPTEMBER 20 (Green Bay) - The usual Bear game rush it on at the Packer ticket office in the Columbus Community club building and E.A. Spachman, who is in charge of the department, is keeping a sales force there from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. The demand for tickets is as brisk as in other years, according to Spachmann but the Football Corp. is in better shape to meet all requests for tickets as the seating capacity of the City stadium has been greatly increased since the 1931 Bear game. The telephone number of the Packer ticket office is Howard 2372.
SEPTEMBER 21 (Green Bay) - Competition which extends back many years into National professional football league history will be renewed at City Stadium Sunday afternoon, with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears meeting for the twenty-fourth time. Kickoff will be at 2 o'clock. Thirty-one Bears, headed by the old Galloping Ghost of Illinois, Harold (Red) Grange, will arrive in Green Bay late Saturday, prepared to stretch their current victory string over the Packers to two games. Packer fans will recall that when the two teams met last, one windy December day in Chicago, the Bays came out second best in a 7 to 6 contest...CORBETT, LEAHY, SISK: There will be many familiar faces among the invaders, but there also will be a number of news, on Grange's large squad. George Corbett, 180-pound Milliken star, and Bernie Leahy, 180-pounder from Notre Dame, are a pair of halfbacks who will be getting their first taste of Packer style football. Local interest will attach closely, however, to the performance of Johnny Sisk, the big train of Marquette's Golden Avalanche. Sisk scales 198 pounds and will be seen at his familiar halfback post. A new quarterback who is rated a sticker in professional
ranks is Al Moore, 185 pound Northwestern star, and
another rookie halfback is Jim Peterson, Augsburg flash
...OTHER BEAR RECRUITS: Other newcomers in the
Bear lineup will be Harold Ely, Iowa tackle; Abe Yourist,
Heidelberg end; Chuck Braidwod, Chattanooga end who
played with Cleveland last season; Paul Engebretsen,
Northwestern's star tackle; Gil Bergerson, Oregon State
guard Al Culver, Notre Dame tackle; Ookie Miller,
Purdue center; Gerald Seiberling, Iowa fullback; and Bill
Hewitt, Michigan end. But there are a few performers,
all adding to the Bear reputation as one of the toughest,
roughest teams in the National league, who need no
introduction to Green Bay fans. First of these is the
Urbana red head, Grange himself, who got loose for
several long gallops in the conquest of Cleveland last
Sunday...TWO GREAT FULLBACKS: Secondly, there is
Herb Joesting, Minnesota's great fullback, and Bronko
Nagurski who probably ranks as one of Minnesota's 
greatest fullbacks. Another man holding down the same
position is Gerald Seiberling, the newcomer. Veteran
linemen who are slated for heavy action Sunday are
Paul Franklin, end; George (Brute) Trafton, center;
Lloyd Burdick, tackle; Bill Buckler, guard; Don Murray,
tackle; C. Lackwell, end; Jules Carlson, guard; Paul
Schuette, guard; Luke Johnsos, guard; Garland Grange,
end; Bert Pearson, center; and Joe Kopcha, guard.
Backfield men who have been seen around these parts
before are Dick Nesbitt, halfback, and Molesworth,
SEPTEMBER 21 (Green Bay) - Come early and avoid the rush. That is the plea of the Packer management as it sets the stage for the game with the Chicago Bears which will be played at City Stadium this Sunday. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. Gates to the park are to be opened at 12:15 p.m. Never before in Packer football history has there been such a demand for Bear tickets, but the Green Bay Football corporation is keeping pace with the rush for pasteboards as E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales and his corps of assistants are working day and night shifts in the Packer headquarters at the Columbus club. "Friday night at 9 o'clock is the deadline on uncalled reservations," said Mr. Spachmann today in discussing the ticket sale. "We have any number of reservations put away in the racks waiting to be called for. After 9 p.m. Friday we will take these uncalled for reservations and place them on open sale. The same instructions have been issued to various places, both in and out of town selling Packer tickets."..EXPECT RECORD CROWD: Every indication points to the enlarged seating capacity to the City Stadium being filled to the limit for Sunday's game. If the sellout is complete, it will be the biggest professional football crowd here, even larger than the monster throng which packed the smaller stands and stood about 20 deep around the field when the Packers defeated Charlie Pyle's New York Yankees, featuring Red Grange, the "Galloping Ghost" back in 1927 by a score of 13 to 0. It was the 1931 Bear game that the football corporation enlarged the seating capacity of the City Stadium. Thousands of dollars were spent on the additional seats so that the Packer management would be in a position to provide room for the flood of spectators who swarmed in for the so-called feature game, although as a matter of fact every home contest on the Green Bay schedule is a red-letter attraction...EXTRA POLICE ASSIGNED: The football corporation is making every move possible to handle the thousands of spectators at the Bear game with the least possible confusion. Extra police will be stationed at the park; additional veterans from the Sullivan post of the American Legion are to be on duty at the runways to the turnstiles to prevent overcrowding at the entrance. All ushers and park attendants must report for duty at the park before noon on Sunday.
SEPTEMBER 21 (Chicago) - The first special train ever to carry professional football fans out of Chicago will leave here late Saturday afternoon, as followers of the Bears, NFL team, had northward into Wisconsin to witness Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. It is likely that this year's interest in the Packer-Bear game, which will be the twenty-fourth meeting between the two teams, is greater through northern Illinois than ever before, and State Senator George Maypole, who has arranged the excursion over the Milwaukee road, is confident that a large delegation of Bear rooters from the Chicago metropolitan area will follow the Jones-Halas gridiron machine on its invasion of the Badger state. The train will leave here at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and will reach Green Bay at 10 p.m. The return trip will be made Sunday evening, with the train leaving Green Bay and arriving here at 11...DECADE OF GRIDIRON HISTORY: Chicago people are inured usually to traditional rivalries, with the universities of Illinois, Northwestern, Chicago and Notre Dame within easy distance of the city, and any number of smaller colleges on hand to give Chicagoans excellent glimpses of undergraduate football. However, the Bear-Packer tradition, built up during more than a decade of gridiron history, has flared again with renewed spirit, as followers of the Bears glimpse their first victory at Green Bay in several seasons. The Chicago Bears have not beaten the Packers at Green Bay since 1927, when they triumphed in a bitter 7 to 6 contest. The following year, at Green Bay, the teams tied 12 to 12, and since that time every game played at the Wisconsin city between the Bears and Packers has gone to the Bays. The special train is an all-expense affair of $10, including railroad fare, hotel, game ticket and taxi fare to and from the field in Green Bay.
SEPTEMBER 21 (Columbus, OH) - K.M. Harris of Duluth has been named by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL to referee the Packer-Bear game at Green Bay on Sunday. A.O. Iverson, Sheboygan, is to umpire the Chicago-Green Bay game while Wilfred Smith of Chicago has been assigned the head linesman's job.
Green Bay Packers (1-0) 15, Chicago Cardinals (0-1) 7
​Sunday September 18th 1932 (at Green Bay)
SEPTEMBER 22 (Green Bay) - The National league's
most traditional rivalry will be resumed at City stadium
next Sunday, when the Packers and Bears clash in 
their twenty-fourth meeting since 1921. Statistics on
the long series are interesting. Of the 23 games played,
the Packers have won 11, the Bears have taken nine,
while three have ended in tie decisions. The Bears have
shut out the Packers five times, although only once
since 1925, while the Bay team has whitewashed the
Chicagoans on seven occasions. The first game 
between the clubs was run back in 1921, when Green
Bay's championship ambitions were no more than half
formed. It resulted in a 20 to 0 shellacking for the Bays,
largely because several Packers found themselves 
unable to play shortly before the contest...ADDED
ANOTHER WIN: The teams did not meet in 1922, but in
1923 the Bears added another victory at old Bellevue
park, when Joie Sternaman clicked on a field goal after
Basing's fumble, and the Bays lost, 3 to 0. The rivals
split in 1924, the Packers taking the first contest, 5 to
0, and then losing at Chicago, 3 to 0. In the first contest
Brute Trafton of the Bears gave the Packers a safety on
a wild pass behind the goal line, and Cub Buck added
three points on the field goal. The return game was a
repetition of the 1923 battle. Joie Sternaman kicking a
field goal as Dutch Hendrian fumbled at an inopportune
time. Again the two teams divided in 1925. A whirlwind
finish at Green Bay, Lewellen taking a pass from Charlie
Mathys on the famous Packer "touchdown play" gave
the Packers a 14 to 10 triumph in the closing seconds
of play. At Chicago, with their new recruit, Red Grange,
sitting on the bench, the Bears swamped the Bays, 21
to 0...PLAY TWO TIES: Two tie games were run off in
1926, the odd game of the series being taken by the
Bears. The teams split at Green Bay, 6 to 6, and then
were robbed out at Wrigley field, 19 to 13. The last
contest was played at Soldiers field as a Christmas
fund benefit. Pid Purdy's dropkick from the 50 yard line
giving the Packers a 3 to 3 tie. The supremacy of the
Bears, although then drawing to a close, was
demonstrated twice in 1927. The Bears took the first at
Green Bay, with Purdy playing the Merkle role, and 
then knocked down the Bays at Chicago, 14 to 6, Bay
followers claiming Lewellen was pulled back after he
crossed the goal line. It was the last Bear victory for
many a day. In 1928, the Packers were thinking pretty
seriously in a championship vein, although the honor
was not to come until the following season. In the first
of three games the Packers rallied from behind a two-
touchdown disadvantage to claim a 12 to 12 tie, Harry
O'Boyle missing the last extra point by a matter of 
inches. At Chicago the Packers soaked the Bears, 16
to 6, and then took advantage of a touchdown gallop by
Dick O'Donnell to finish the season with a 6 to 0 win.
The shutout string had begun...WIN THREE IN 1929:
The whitewash brush was applied three times in 1929.
The game at Green Bay went to the Packers, 23 to 0,
but only after 60 minutes of hard fighting did the Bays
take the second contest at Chicago, 14 to 0. The third,
with the championship at stake, easily went to Green
Bay, 25 to 0. In 1930 the Packers took two out of three
from their traditional opponents. The first game was 7 to
0 on Lewellen's touchdown and Dunn's extra point. At
Chicago, Blood and Lewellen scored touchdowns and
Dunn added the point to give the champions a 13 to 12
margin. In the last contest, played at the Windy City,
the Bears finally cracked through the Green Bay victory
string, winning 21 to 0, after leading 7 to 0 at the half.
Three bitter battles marked the Packer-Bear rivalry last
season. In the Green Bay game the Packers won 
through the margin of Lewellen's touchdown and Dunn's
extra point in the second period. Then at Chicago, Mike
Michalske stepped out as the master of ceremonies,
galloping most of the length of the field, behind some
fine blocking by Gantenbein, for a touchdown. The 
Packers won, 6 to 2. The last game of the 1931 season
was a classic which went to the Bears, 7 to 6, the
margin being Tackwell's extra point after Lintzenich's
touchdown. The Bay score was made by Johnny Blood.
SEPTEMBER 22 (Chicago) - With a number of veterans
to rely upon and some promising recruits, the Chicago
Bears promise to make a strong bid for the National
league this season. Coach Ralph Jones wouldn't admit
any such thing when the question was put to him but
sometimes a smile speaks louder than words and that is just what he did - turn on a broad grin and it is going to take a mighty team to erase it. There is Nagurski, Joesting, Nesbitt, Grange and Molesworth, as experienced National leaguers in the Bear backfield and Franklin, Garde Grange, Johnsos, Braidwood, Burdick, Tackwell, Murry, Buckler, Carlton, Schuette, Pearson and Trafton in the line and a pretty respectable eleven could be chosen from them alone but the new material is better than that of any previous year...FIVE BIG TEN GRADUATES: In the group of "rooks" are five former Big Ten stars who played their final varsity games last year, and who have caught on to the major league style as taught by Coach Jones. They are Al Moore, Northwestern quarterback; Harold Ely, giant Iowa tackle; Paul "Tiny" Engebretsen, Northwestern tackle; Bill Hewitt, Michigan end and back, and Ookie Miller, Purdue center. Another great prospect for stardom is Gil Bergerson, who was a collegiate at Oregon State. He is a guard. These new Bears in company with a few others are making their pro debut have speeded up things in the struggle to land regular berths with the result the Bears are in much better shape to open the season than they have been in sometime, despite the fact that practice did not open until the first week of this month...UNDECIDED ON LINEUP: Jones hasn't decided and probably won't make his mind as to who will start against the Packers at this time, but it is possible that Johnsos and Hewitt will be at the ends, Engebretsen and Burdick at the tackles, Carlson and Bergerson, guards; Trafton, center; Molesworth, quarterback; Grange and Nesbitt, halfbacks, and Nagurski, fullback.
SEPTEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - Through the courtesy of
the Reimer Meat Products company, sponsors of 
similar broadcasts during the 1931 football season, all
home games of the championship Green Bay Packers
will be broadcast from radio station WHBY this season
by Quin Ryan, nationally known sports announcer who
has achieved fame through his broadcasts over WGN,
Chicago. Beginning with the Bear game Sunday, 
running accounts of the games, together with the
sidelight comments of the famous announcer, will be
available to fans throughout northeastern Wisconsin
through the local station. All of the broadcasts will be
sponsored by the Reimer company, which is bringing
the guest announcer to Green Bay at considerable
expense, in order to give complete accounts of the
games as they are played to Green Bay Packer fans in
this section.
SEPTEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - President Leland H.
Joannes of the Football corporation has completed
arrangements with the Russell Leicht chapter, Disabled
American War Veterans' drum corps, to put on a drill
between halves. Some 40 members of the D.A.V. will
participate in the ceremony which will be staged on the
gridiron. In addition to the D.A.V unit, the Green Bay
Legion band will be on hand. It is the intention of the
Football corporation to have some crack musical
organization appear at the stadium at the remaining 
home games. The Fond du Lac Legion drum corps is to
appear at the New York Giant contest on Sunday, Oct.
2...TICKET BUSINESS BOOMING: Ticket sales for the
Bear engagement seem to be speeding up as the weekend nears. Uncalled for reservations are to placed on sale tonight at the Columbus club after 9 p.m., and there is apt to be a traffic jam in the lobby as hundreds of fans will be awaiting their turn to get choice seats. Out-of-town ticket selling places are nearly cleaned out, according to E.A. Spachmann, Packer ticket director, and several requests for repeat orders had to be filled with $1.25 and $1.00 tickets. The sellout in the higher price seats is about complete, it is said, but there is no shortage of $1.25 and $1 tickets as yet. It is well to remember that every seat in the park is reserved...STILL FILLING MAIL ORDERS: Mail orders are still being filled in the order received and the Packer management is leaving no stone unturned to provide every spectator with a seat. If the supply of tickets is used up before Saturday, the Football corporation may work a ground keepers crew all night moving additional seats into the park. And in the meantime, the Packer squad is working out daily and getting in some extra blackboard drills. According to Coach E.L. Lambeau, his team will be ready to make it interesting for George Halas' high-priced gridiron machine.
SEPTEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - Sammy Stein, well remembered as an end to the New York Giants, suffered a brain concussion in a meat bout with Strangler Lewis at Montreal. Stein was slammed down in 30 minutes, and had to quit the bout...A practice baseball game cost Red Gordon, 197-pound guard of the Brooklyn Dodgers, a fractured ankle. Gordon, who incurred the injury by sliding into base, probably will be out for a month...The New York Giants, who have been practicing at Magnetic Springs, Ohio, move into Portsmouth for a contest with the Spartans, rated as sure contenders in the professional gridiron circuit...Al Nesser, who has been playing pro football, since the days of Jim Thorpe and Cub Buck, is still a tough customer of the gridiron. He is holding down a wing position for the Grand Rapids eleven with plenty of class...Brooklyn, with Benny Friedman in the lineup, clashes with Ken Strong's Staten Island Islanders on the island gridiron Sunday. The Dodgers, with the former Michigan whirlwind, are rated a plenty tough club to whip..."Bigum" Rose, a Texas product, is making a determined bid for an end job with the Green Bay Packers. Rose came to the champions from Providence where he performed for two seasons as an end for the Dooley-Coppins aggregation...Molesworth, a flyweight back from Monmouth college, is being used at quarterback by the Chicago Bears. Molesworth is a flash in the open field and can toss a bullet-like pass. This is his third year on the postgraduate gridiron...Red Cagle is still doing his stuff for the New York Giants and Coach Steve Owen thinks this will be a banner year for the former West Pointer. Cagle has added a bit more poundage yet he is still fast as last year on the offensive...Pete Gutowski, who started with the Giants in 1931 but broke his ankle in an early season game, is now playing with Portsmouth. The former Oklahoma flash is one of the few recruits who is getting a favorable nod from Coach Clark...Bill Graham, one of the veterans of the National league, has bobbed up this season in a Chicago Cardinal uniform. The husky guard was a mainstay on the Dayton Triangles some years back and more recently has been with Providence...Ken Strong should have plenty of support in the Stapleton backfield this season as owner Dan Blaine of the Staten Islanders has signed Bob Campiglio and Clarence Maxey, two of the high scorers in rah-rah ranks during 1931...Red Flaherty, one of those ends who never seems to grow old, is back with the Giants again and appears to be just as frisky as ever. Two season ago, Red tried the coaching racket but it didn't take him long to return to the pro game...Tim Moynihan, rated as one of the best centers ever turned out at Notre Dame, will probably have to play second string snapper back if he sticks with the Cardinals as Mike McNally, ex-St. Mary's center, is showing all-American class again...Coach "Pie" Wray of the Boston club is experiencing some trouble trying to cut down his squad. Wray has gridders from all corners of the nation practicing and his material probably ranks the best of any club in the pro circuit...Dutch Clark and Father Lumpkin are headlining the Portsmouth offensive. Clark was a sensation in 1931 while Lumpkin has starred in the postgraduate brand of footballing the past few years. He has lots of color.
SEPTEMBER 23 (Chicago) - When the Bears meet the Packers at Green Bay on Sunday in the first league game of the season for the Chicagoans, it will mark the start of the seventh season for Red Grange in the pro football ranks, and from the way "Old 77" has cavorted in practice it promises to be the greatest year in his sensational gridiron career. No longer the carefree kid of his Illini college days when he all but turned football into a one-man show, Grange is still the modest and rather shy adult who takes football as a serious business in which a man must deliver the goods or turn in his suit..LIKES HIS FOOTBALL: When asked if he enjoyed to play the game as much as when the Galloping Ghost of Champaign, Grange smilingly replied, "The more you have learned about anything the more you can appreciate it and better understand it and I'm so much better over what I was in school, which is no reflection on that grand Coach Zuppke, that I smile when I think of it." Grange had a big season in 1931 when his average for the National league campaign in ground gained, which included subtracting his losses from the total yardage, was 5.4 yards per try but he believe he will boost that mark considerably this trip...IN PERFECT CONDITION: "Why shouldn't I", Grange argues. "I never was in such physical condition and not since I left school have I been so free from mental worries. And remember I've enriched my experience by one year." The famous Redhead made Ken Houser, Leo Raskowski and Co. of Cleveland look a trifle "prep" in the practice game last Sunday which the Bears won, 26 to 0. The first time Grange was given the ball he shot off right end and when he crossed the goal line 32 yards distant, he was on the opposite side of the field. It was a typical Grange jaunt, executed with the familiar Grange hip movement and breath taking spurts. Only one man so much as touched him on this journey...ANOTHER CORKSCREW TRIP: Then, later on, as a convincer that he was the real Grange, Red pulled another corkscrew trip through the entire Cleveland club for 22 yards and a touchdown. All in all Grange carried the ball for a total of 9 times for 133 yards or an average of about 14.8, and this Cleveland club is of major league caliber. Not being content to do that Red shot the forward pass, 25 yards, to Tackwell that netted another touchdown so the only conclusion to be drawn is that Mr. Grange is still Mr. Grange only better than the Mr. Grange of another year...BRUMBAUGH QUITS FARM: When Coach Ralph Jones counted noses the first day of practice, Carl Brumbaugh, former Florida flash and regular quarterback of the Bears last year, was missing. "Where's Brummy?" was the cry, but no one knew. Jones got busy and found out that Brumy had gone back to his potato farm in southern Ohio. "I guess the potato farming business must be good," commented the coach...SPUD BUSINESS GOOD IN OHIO: He was right. The business of coaxing spuds to sprout was good in Ohio - at least on Brumy's farm. So good in fact that Carl decided to pass up the urge to play football for the less exciting game of turning up French Fries in the rough. However, there is no romance so to speak in spraying potato bugs, etc. Brumy began to idly heave a few spuds at rural route post offices as he rode to town and then he began to picture a football in place of the potato in its flight. Last Sunday Brumy sat on the Bears' bench and called the plays to himself. It was enough. Only 3,200 bushels of the potato crop had been harvested and there were many more in the ground but all Brumy said to Coach Jones when he went into the dressing room was: "Coach, gimme a suit, to h--- with the potatoes."...FACES FIGHT FOR JOB: However, Brumbaugh is going to have to fight and fight mighty hard to win back his place for Al Moore, last year's big star at Northwestern, and Keith Molesworth, who was with the Bears last season, demonstrated they can run a big league team in
Sunday's contest. Brumy reported more than two weeks late but he is in great condition and it is likely that Jones will let him get in the game with the Packers.