(STATEN ISLAND) - Clicking superbly in the final two
quarters after spotting Stapleton a 3 to 0 lead at half
time, the Green Bay Packers moved another step
closer to Pennantville here on Sunday by defeating the
Staten Island entry in the NFL, 21 to 3. Less than 3,500
spectators witnessed the combat, which was played on
a frozen gridiron in a temperature that was way below
the freezing point and it seemed all the colder, as a
stiff wind from the ocean swept the island and seemed 
to center its chilling blasts on Thompson's stadium,
where the half-frozen throng huddled in the seats partly
submerged with blankets. There was one player on the
field who was not bothered by the Arctic atmosphere.
Every now and then Wuert Englemann, the Dakota Jack
Rabbit, has a field day and he was "hot" against the
Englemann swept around end, ribbed the tackles and
even got away with some line plunges very successfully
but his crowning feat was in the final quarter when he
intercepted a Stapleton pass and set out for the goal
line. Not a hand was laid upon him and he breezed
across the goal for the Bays' second touchdown like
the Pennsylvania Limited steaming into New York. Em
route Wuert was lugging the pill in his outstretched right
hand and this novel method of carrying the ball opened
the eyes of the over-loyal Stapleton fans, who had been
riding the Packers ever since the bus carrying the team
pulled off the ferry and entered the outskirts of the 
Staten Island village. Wuert got plenty of assistance 
from his teammates during the prance towards the 
"North Pole". Mike Michalske, sore knee and all, 
bowled over three of the Stapletonians while Gantenbein
rocked a couple of others out of the picture.
The third Packer touchdown, coming later in the fourth
quarter, stirred up a bit of excitement, with Blood at the
center of attraction. Blood managed to haul down a
Stapleton pass and he headed goalward with nobody
within a city block of him. As he crossed into the end
zone he got a bit playful and some of his antics didn't
set well with the Stapleton fans, who leaped the barrier
and surrounded Johnny as if a scalping party was to be
staged. Claude Perry was the first Packer to reach the
scene of hostilities and he breezed headfirst into the
mob. A second or two later the officials caught up with
the parade and reinforced by a detail of blue coats, the
field was cleared and the game went on. Several times
early in the game, it looked as if the Packers might
break the ice but something went astray and a couple 
of good chances went haywire. The Stapleton club was
plenty scrappy and it battled for every inch of ground.
About midway in the second frame the Islanders picked
up considerable yardage on a couple of forward passes
which placed the ball well within Packer territory. The
Stapes couldn't advance in three rushes and Lefty 
Wilson dropped and hoofed the ball through the uprights
for a field goal.
The natives went wild and their verbal barrage grew 
more caustic than ever. But it was like water over the
dame and the Bays just went about their business and
ignored the catcalling from the sidelines. There was no
further scoring in this period. The Packers came out on
the field for the start of the third quarter with a lot of pep
and they soon answered the razzberries by showing the Islanders what a championship team could do once it started clicking. After some preliminary skirmishing and several exchanges of kicks, the Bays secured the ball on the Islanders' 40 and they went to work. Three first downs put the Bays in the shadow of the Stapes' goal posts and on the fourth following play Hinkle plunged over for the touchdown and also kicked the goal. The Islanders tried everything to wipe out the Green Bay lead but it was a wasted effort. Ken Strong and Co. made some progress but they nearly always were held in check when the occasion demanded it. The Packers' two touchdowns in the final frame sewed up the contest without any question and long before the final whistle a good many of these loyal Stapletonians who had been shouting for Green Bay blood early in the game were goose stepping towards the exits, meek as lambs.
The Packer got their share of casualties, however, and the victory may be a costly one, as Hinkle, Herber and Lewellen, three backfielders, were taken from the game badly bruised. Gantenbein, Hubbard and Michalske also suffered leg injuries which will keep them on the shelf for a number of days. Tom Nash and Harry O'Boyle are through for the season, while Nate Barrager's sprained ankle is way behind time on its recovery schedule. Coach Lambeau will move his Packer team from New York tonight at 6 o'clock over the Pennsylvania to Columbus, Ohio. Arrival in the Buckeye state city is scheduled for Tuesday noon. While in Columbus, the team will practice at the Ohio State field. The team will move on to Portsmouth late on Saturday. While in Columbus, the Neil house will be the headquarters for the national champions. Englemann's kickoff opened the Stapleton game, sailing to the Stapes' ten yard line, but the home team made nothing the first three downs and Wilson kicked to Blood, who caught the punt on his own 23 yard mark. After two plays, Lewellen booted to the Packers' 47-yard line, where the Stapleton team started a march with a first down on a penalty. It took them to the Bays' 30, but then Blood intercepted a pass and the first threat of the game was over. McCrary and Englemann came one half yard from a first down. Lewellen again kicked, this time to the Stapes' 23-yard line, putting the Bays completely out of danger. After Blood received a pass at midfield, the Packers got the opening first down on an eight yard run by McCrary and a penalty for offside against the Staten Islanders. Wuert then ran for a second first down on the Stapes' 29-yard line and McCrary romped for the third on a spinner.
Three line plays gained only eight yards and an offside penalty put the Bays back another five, so Blood attempted a pass to Englemann, but it was incomplete.
Campiglio and Hansen chalked up first downs to the
midfield but then Wilson had to punt and the ball only
traveled to the Packers' 48 yard mark where Englemann
and Lewellen carried the ball to the Stapleton 37-yard
mark as the period closed. Score: Stapleton 0, Green
Bay 0. An eight yard gain by Herber and two plays by
Hinkle which netted a first down opened the second
frame. But four thrusts at the line were then repulsed by
the Stapes and Green Bay lost the ball on downs on 
their opponents' 15-yard line. Hansen then punted to
midfield and then Wilson intercepted Bruder's pass to 
run to the Packers' 20-yard line for a second threat. The
Staten Islanders then took the ball to the 10-yard mark
on a pass, Campiglio to Peterson, and after being set
back five yards for being offside, threw another, Wycoff
to Campiglio, to the Packers' five yard stripe. But here a
penalty of five yards more for having twelve men on the
field stopped a chance for a touchdown. Wilson dropped
back to the 15-yard mark and placekicked the football 
between the uprights for three points. Hinton kicked off
for Stapleton after the field goal to Grove, who made a
nice return to his own 37-yard line but then fumbled, the
Stapes recovering. The Bay line head and Wyckoff
kicked to the 25-yard line where Herber soon kicked
back to Hinton at midfield. Grove then received the next
punt from the Stapes and it looked as if he might run it
for a touchdown but he was finally downed on the 
Stapes' 45-yard mark, only to have the whole play
called back for both teams offside. Hinton soon after
kicked to the 33-yard line where a Herber to Bruder 
pass went incomplete and then a second was complete
for a two-yard gain as the first half closed, with the
Stapes leading, 3 to 0.
Michalske kicked off at the start of the second half to
Campiglio who was downed on Stapleton's 35-yard line.
After Wilson punted, another possible score loomed in
sight when Al Rose was in the open for a Herber pass,
but cold-handed he missed the ball and it went back to
the Packers' 25-yard line. A fifteen yard penalty for
holding against the Stapes was inflicted after Herber
punted, so Wilson kicked right back, Herber receiving
on his 30-yard line. Then three plays failed to gain and
Hinkle sent the ball on a beautiful spiraling course over
sixty yards down the field, out of bounds on the Stapes'
17-yard line. Herber got Wilson's next punt at midfield
and returned it eight yards into Staten Island territory.
Then Hinkle on a spinner carried to the Stapleton 18-
yard mark. Herber got a yard at left end and Lewellen got four on a spinner. Then Lew again carried the ball this time through left tackle, and went to the six-yard line. Lew then picked up one yard at left guard but lost it again on an attempted sweep of right end. Hinkle went four yards from the goal on a line crash. Again Hinkle plunged. The Bucknell ace pounded in at Mike Michalske's heels and Bobby Cahn, umpire, raised his arms signifying a touchdown. Adding insult to injury, Clark added the extra point. Hinkle kicked off to the Stapleton 25-yard line and Blood soon received Wilson's punt on his 37-yard line. After Englemann failed to get a first down on two tries, Lewellen kicked to the Stapleton 17-yard mark. The Stapes then got a first down on a pass as the third quarter ended, Green Bay leading by 7 to 3. Wilson punted to Grove when the Bay line refused to yield further and after two plays Bruder kicked out of bonds on the Staten Island's 23-yard mark. Another exchange of punts put the ball on the Stapleton 41-yad line when Lavvie Dilweg downed Wilson in his tracks after getting Bruder's boot and then came the second score for the Bays.
Wilson dropped back andthrew a pass intended for Peterson, but Englemann stepped in and started from his 45-yard line up the field. With his jackrabbit strides there wasn't much question about the outcome as he soon outdistanced any possible tackler and accompanied by Packer blockers crossed the line. With Bruder holding, Grove added the extra point. Englemann kicked off after the score to the Stapleton 37-yard line and the Stapes took to the air. A throw to Peterson gained about thirty yards but then Cal Hubbard threw Stronk for a twenty-yard loss. Grove blocked a pass and the Packers took the ball on downs on their 44-yard line. Englemann on three plays got a first down and then on the next one ran 20 more yards through the center of the line. He couldn't cut quick enough on the hard ground to get away from the secondary or it would have been another score. Blood then lost ten yards when all possible receivers for a pass were covered and a Blood to McCrary throw went incomplete. Blood then kicked out on the Stapleton 17-yard line. Here Strong again threw a fatal pass and Johnny Blood gathered it in on the Staten Island 45-yard line and ran for a touchdown without a Stapleton player coming within ten yards of him. Bruder holding, Grove converted for the last point of the game. With only a few minutes left, the Packers tried a short kick on the next kickoff but twice the referee called it back and finally after a third one the ball went to Stapleton on the Packers' 49-yard line. Rudy Comstock recovered Strong's fumble on the Stapleton 45-yard line as the game ended. Green Bay 21, Stapleton 3.
GREEN BAY     -  0  0  7 14 - 21
STATEN ISLAND -  0  3  0  0 -  3
2nd - SI - Stu Wilson, 15-yard field goal STATEN ISLAND 3-0
3rd - GB - Hinkle, 4-yard run (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
4th - GB - Engelmann, 55-yard interception return (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
4th - GB - Blood, 45-yard interception return (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 21-3
DECEMBER 3 (Portsmouth) - The largest crowd that
ever witnessed a football game here will jam every inch
of space at the Municipal stadium on Sunday when the
thrice champion Green Bay Packers will tangle with the
Portsmouth Spartans in a decisive game in the 1932
pennant chase. Never has Portsmouth been so excited
over a football game. Portsmouth must bump off the
Packers to stay in the flag hunt and Coach Potsy Clark
has stirred up the hopes of the fans here to a frenzy
point by predicting a decisive victory over Wisconsin's
famous football team...CLUBS BITTER ENEMIES: It is
one of those football "naturals" that coaches and
managers have dreamed about for years. The clubs are
bitter enemies. There is a lot of bad blood still in the
circulation from the close of the 1931 season and the
Packers' win over the Spartans at Green Bay by a 15 to
10 score hasn't made the feeling of the south Ohioans
any better. They are determined to get even at any cost
in Sunday's game, while the Packers are eager to
sweep on to their fourth title and figure that Portsmouth
is just another hurdle to jump but possibly a little
tougher than some of the other gridiron obstacles which
they have cleared during the '32 season. The Packers
arrived here this afternoon and a bus carried them from
the Norfolk and Western station to the Huerth hotel, 
which will be their headquarters while here. On the 
whole the reception to the Packers was fairly cordial but
there were some outbursts such as "Cheese Champs",
"Pikers" and "How about your cold 1931 feet". These
remarks didn't disturb the Bays who went about their
business as if it was just another football game. And
according to the Portsmouth management, football
experts from some 25 papers and news agencies will
have representatives at the game, which has been 
pictured by Columnist Hooey of the Columbus State
Journal as the "argument of the 1932 season and that
includes the Army-Notre Dame struggle and other 
headline collegiate encounters."...TEAMS RATE EVEN:
From the talk around Portsmouth, as the experts gather
it is anybody's ball game. From tackle to tackle, Green
Bay is given the advantage; the ends are rated about on
par, while Portsmouth, due to the individual brilliancy of
quarterback Dutch Clark, is given the shade in the 
backfield. So far as coaching is concerned, the sports
scribes term it even between Potsy Clark and Curly
Lambeau, both of whom are credited with being the
smartest in the postgraduate circuit. Both teams are
praying for fair weather. The forecast for the weekend
hints of possible showers but it has been a dry week
and, unless there is a cloudburst, the playing field 
should be productive of sensational, wide open football.
The Packer delegation was increased late Friday by the
arrival of A.B. Turnbull and Dr. W.W. Kelly, two of the
executives of the Green Bay football corporation. They
made the hop from Green Bay via train and plane and
reported an enjoyable trip. The players gave the new
arrivals a glad hand when they stepped into the hotel.
President Joe F. Carr of the NFL and Coach Lambeau of
the Packers were at the Port Columbus flying field when
Messrs. Turnbull and Kelly landed. The Packers did 
their bit to help out a charity game in Dayton this 
afternoon, between Dayton university and David Elkins,
by autographing a football. Mike Redelle, who formerly
ran the Dayton Triangles, got in touch with Coach E.L.
Lambeau and laid his cards on the table. Lambeau
agreed to have the players sign the football, so Redelle
sent R.M. Kendall over with the cowhide and the Bays
did their stuff although in the excitement somebody forgot to return Kendall's fountain pen...LAUGH AT SUGGESTION: The Packers had a good laugh over the suggestion of Tim Mara that in case of a tie game an extra period be added to a football game. Members of the Bay squad couldn't see the proposal of the New Yorker at all as they claimed it would change the entire complexion of the game. Jim Durfee, who is the talkingest referee in the National league, spends most of his spare hours in the lobby of the Neil house and the majority of the Packers were more than glad to move on to Portsmouth as "Rule Book Jim" was continually popping questions about "team A or B". Over 600 tickets had been sold in Columbus for the Packer-Portsmouth game and the newspapers claim that the capital city delegation will number over a thousand, providing the Spartan management will guarantee the seats.
DECEMBER 3 (Green Bay) - Joseph (Red) Dunn, former Packer quarterback, again will be on hand at radio station WTMJ Sunday afternoon to give his impressions of the Packer-Portsmouth football game. Russ Winnie will present the telegraphic account of the crucial battle, starting about 1:15 o'clock and Dunn's talk will be the feature between halves. Station WHBY, Green Bay, also will broadcast the game, which starts at 1 o'clock,  central standard time.
DECEMBER 3 (Green Bay) - Realizing that the professional football game Sunday between the Green Bay Packers and the Portsmouth Spartans will result in the elimination of one of the teams from championship consideration, the Press-Gazette is making every effort to cover the title contest in its every phase. Two members of the editorial staff, Roland A. Kennedy, managing editor, and George W. Calhoun, telegraph editor, will be present at Portsmouth tomorrow afternoon before the time of the kickoff, prepared to record every detail in the struggle between the two squads. Monday's Press-Gazette will carry a complete story of the playing details plus a play-by-play summary under Mr. Calhoun's signature, while Mr. Kennedy will reproduce for Green Bay readers the atmosphere and sidelights of the game. Complete coverage thus will be assured, and all will be presented in Monday's newspaper for the benefit of those who will be unable to travel to the Ohio city.
DECEMBER 3 (Portsmouth) - The Packers are in town. They arrived on the noon N. and W. train and hundreds of fans were at the station to look over Coach Curly Lambeau and his team, which is bidding for its fourth consecutive National league championship. The team is quartered at the Hotel Huerth. Apprehensive that Sunday's crowd will be so large and unwieldy to handle, the Spartan management has flashed an SOS to Battery B, local unit of the Ohio National Guard. Mounted members of Battery B will be asked to keep the crowd back from the fence enclosing Universal Stadium lone before Sunday's history-making game is set in uniform. The terrific situation has been worked out by Chief Sheets and his assistants, and they are confident that the big crowd will be handled as smoothly as the regular Sunday throngs at the stadium. Additional seats will be erected in front of the box seats in the park and these will take care of 3,200 persons. The big stand itself seats 4,300, which includes the boxes. Seats have been borrowed from the Selby gym and the Portsmouth High school and these will take care of 1,100 fans. One section of them will be located near the north goal posts. The Spartan management changed its plans about the bullpen, and it will be used by persons holding bleacher tickets. This is being done on account of the heavy demand for tickets. Virtually every patrolman and fireman will be pressed into service tomorrow to handle the traffic situation. Parking arrangements at the stadium are ideal and no congestion is anticipated. It is likely that many motorists will park their cars near the playing field and walk into the stadium. Coach Potsy Clark sent his men through their final practice session Saturday and the boys really and truly are rarin' to go. Mitchell has recovered from his injuries and this means that every one of Potsy's 17 ironmen will be ready for action Sunday. Mitchell can play end or tackle, and the fact that he is ready will lift one burden off the shoulders of the Spartan mentor. The Packers were scheduled to work out in the stadium this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Coach Lambeau of the national champions asked for use of the field starting at this time, and of course it was readily granted. Fans should remember that the game Sunday will start at 2 p.m., and not the customary hour of 2:30. The gates will open at 11:30 a.m. All seats will be available at that hour, if the fans wish to be there hours ahead of time. A new all time attendance record for Ohio valley pro football is looked for Sunday with the weather man behaving.
DECEMBER 4 (Portsmouth) - The reign of Green Bay's Packers as the greatest team in all football will be at stake when they invade this little city to meet Portsmouth's Spartans Sunday afternoon. The Packers must win or tie to remain in the scramble for the championship. If they do either, they must still face the Chicago Bears in another title bearing game at Chicago a week later. The Spartans, on the other hand, can win or tie for the title by taking Sunday's contest. Whether they will take the flag outright or have to share it will depend on what the Chicago bears do with the New York Giants on the same day and with the Packers a week later. But whatever happens on those foreign fields by winning from Green Bay the Spartans can assure themselves of at least a tie. The Packers, after a week in Columbus, Ohio, where they prepared for the contest, arrived in Portsmouth Saturday afternoon. The club was in bad shape. Tom Nash, end, injured in the New York Giants game two weeks ago, was in a hospital in Green Bay. Harry O'Boyle, quarterback, had a shoulder injury that will definitely keep him out of the lineup. Roger Grove, quarterback, had injuries that may force him out of the lineup at any time, and Milt Gantenbein, Verne Lewellen, Arnie Herber, Clark Hinkle, Mike Michalske, Dick Stahlman and Nate Barrager had minor bumps and bruises that may interfere with their best play. On top of all, the club seemed tired after its hard road campaign. To bolster their front the Packers last week hurriedly called back Paul Fitzgibbon, quarterback from Los Angeles, and Lester Peterson, end, from New York. Fitz, who started the season with the Packers, was released a month ago. Peterson was loaned to the Staten Island club at the same time. The Spartans, after their bruising battle with the Bears a week ago, were not in the best of shape themselves. Father Lumpkin had a bad cut on his cheek that required nine stitches.Bill Wager, center, had a bad knee. Both, however, will probably start. Portsmouth was as bet up as a college town during homecoming. Interest in the game has spread throughout the state, and large delegations from Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland have made reservations for tickets.
Green Bay Packers (10-1-1) 21, Stapleton Stapes (2-7-3) 3
Sunday November 27th 1932 (at Staten Island)
NOVEMBER 28 (Green Bay) - With three teams engaging in a blanket finish for championship honors in the NFL, statisticians today points to a variety of results which may follow games between the Packers and Portsmouth, the Packers and Chicago Bears, and the Bears and New York Giants. Next Sunday the Packers invade Portsmouth for a final battle with the Spartans, while the Giants are facing the Bears at Wrigley field in Chicago. The following Sunday the Bays move into Chicago for the concluding game of the 1932 season, against the Bears. If the Packers win both of their last games, and the Bears defeat the Giants, the final standings will read as follows:
            W  T  L  .PCT
Green Bay  12  1  1  .923
Portsmouth  5  4  2  .714
Bears       5  6  2  .714
If however, the Packers are beaten by both the Spartans and Bears, and the Bears in addition pick up a victory from the Giants, the standings will read, with Portsmouth and the Bears in a virtual tie for the pennant:
            W  T  L  .PCT
Portsmouth  6  4  1  .857
Bears       6  6  1  .857
Green Bay  10  1  3  .769
There is a possibility, however, that the Packers will lose to Portsmouth, and then turn around and trim the Bears. Should this happen, coupled with the assumed New York victory for the Chicago team, the pennant will go to the Spartans as follows:
            W  T  L  .PCT
Portsmouth  6  4  1  .857
Green Bay  11  1  2  .846
Bears       5  6  2  .714
Suppose that the Packers defeat Portsmouth next Sunday, that the Bears beat the Giants, and that the Bays lose to the Bears at Chicago. If that combination of results was turned in, the final standings would read as follows:
            W  T  L  .PCT
Bears       6  6  1  .857
Green Bay  11  1  2  .846
Portsmouth  5  4  2  .714
There are many ramifications to the situation, of course. The Giants may upset the Bears at Chicago next Sunday. Any of the three scheduled games may end in a tie, which would scramble the standings further. If the Packers tie one of their remaining two games and win the other, or if they tie both of them, another championship pennant will be raised in Green Bay next fall. It is interesting to note that, if a tie ruling similar to that used in the National Hockey League were in effect, the Packers would have sewed up the pennant long before this. The hockey circuit ruling gives two points for every victory and one point for each tie, awarding the championship to the team scoring the most points. If the NFL used the point system, the standings would read as follows, with the pennant sewed up Green Bay:
            W  T  L  PTS  .PCT
Green Bay  10  1  1   21  .909
Portsmouth  5  4  1   14  .833
Bears       4  6  1   14  .800
NOVEMBER 28 (Green Bay) - When the football
season of 1929 was over, the Green Bay Packers
had smashed their way, undefeated, to their first 
National league championship, and Verne Lewellen,
all-American halfback, had won scoring honors of 
his team for the fourth successive year. Lewellen's
teammates pressed him hard in 1929, however, and
he only topped the squad with three touchdowns to
spare. His 48 points did not touch the 54 margin set
in 1928, which remained the high scoring record of
the Packers...MOP UP SPARTANS: The team first
mopped up Portsmouth's professional team in a non-league encounter, 14 to 0, and then took on Dayton, winning 9 to 0, with the aid of a safety and Lewellen's touchdown. On Sept. 29, 1929, they entertained the Chicago Bears, handing that weak team a 23 to 0 trouncing. The first Packer touchdowns were scored by Hurdis McCrary, Tom Nash and Bo Molenda, and three extra points were added by Joseph (Red) Dunn. The following week Green Bay edged out the Chicago Cardinals, 9 to 2, with Lewellen going over for a touchdown and Dunn connecting for a field goal. Then Frankford was subdued, 14 to 2, the Bay scores coming on touchdowns by Kotal and Lewellen, and extra kicks by Dunn and Molenda. The Packers routed an ineffective Minneapolis team, called the Red Jackets, 24 to 0. The scoring punch was provided on touchdowns by Lewellen, who got two, Johnny Blood, his first for the Packers, and Molenda. Then the Bays nosed out the Cardinals at Chicago, 7 to 6, on Lewellen's touchdown and Dunn's extra boot...TRIM RED JACKETS: Nov. 3, the Packers were at Minneapolis, trimming the Red Jackets, 16 to 6, on Blood and Dilweg's touchdowns, Dunn's field goal, and Red's extra point. This was followed with a 14 to 0 licking given the Bears at Chicago. McCrary got both touchdowns and Dunn kicked both goal. The Cardinals then fell before the pennant bound Green Bay team, 12 to 0, Dilweg scoring both touchdowns, and on Nov. 24, a historic date for the Packers, they overwhelmed the contending New York Giants in New York, 20 to 6, practically assuring themselves of the title. Touchdowns were scored by McCrary, Molenda and Blood, and Bo kicked to extra points. Eastern papers hailed the Packers as the greatest football machine of the season. The Bays struck a snag at Frankford Thanksgiving day, when the Yellowjackets held them to a scoreless tie, but on Dec. 1, they were in Providence to hand a 25 to 0 beating to the Steamrollers. Lewellen and Lidberg each got one, and Dunn added an extra point to his total...BEARS ARE WHIPPED: The Packer season ended at Chicago Dec. 8, when as a matter of formality the Bears were whipped, 25 to 0, for the third time that season. Lidberg and Lewellen each scored a touchdown, and Eddie Kotal got two, his last as a Packer. Dunn kicked an extra point.
NOVEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - "The Packers are in terrible shape." That is the word brought back from New York last night by Lee H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packer football corporation, who has accompanied the squad on its tour of eastern cities. "Sunday's game at Stapleton added further to the pounding which the Packers have received," Mr. Joannes stated this afternoon. "The field was hard and frozen, the temperature was low, and there was a terribly cold wind." The champions rarely have carried as extensive an injured list as at present, he said. Tom Nash and Harry O'Boyle are out of the season, O'Boyle having been given his release last night, and there is some doubt yet as to whether Nate Barrager's ankle injury will respond sufficiently to treatment to permit him to play against Portsmouth Sunday. Milt Gantenbein has a painful ankle injury which is likely to prevent him from seeing much further service, and Grove's badly injured shoulder probably will keep him out of the lineup. He will be replaced by Fitzgibbons, former Packer quarterback, who is now flying east to rejoin the team at Columbus, Ohio. Lewellen's shoulder is in bad condition, and Michalske has a leg injury which is giving him all kinds of trouble. Hinkle and Herber round out the list of Packer cripples, although both are expected to be ready for action Sunday. Over-confidence is blamed by Mr. Joannes for the loss of the New York Giants' game. "The boys got too much publicity in New York," he commented.
NOVEMBER 29 (Oliver Kuechle - Milwaukee Journal) -The score between Portsmouth and the Chicago Bears is 0 to 0. A few minutes of the first half remain. With the ball in midfield, John Doehring, the old West Side High school star, now with Chicago, fades back. He drops back to his own 45-yard line, and with the Spartans tearing in at him, he send the ball away. On a high arc it sails. 30, 40, 50, 55 yards and on the goal line, Luke Johnsos pulls it in for a touchdown. It is Chicago's only touchdown. With it, as the game finally develops, the Bears leave the field with a 7 to 7 tie and remain in the fight for first place in the torrid National league race. All this happened only Sunday at Portsmouth. John Doehring saved the ball game for the Bears. Unless the crystal lies, that was only a start. John Doehring will save other ball games for the Bears. He will trouble every team he faces and beat some of them. He is just that kind of passer. And now, professor, slow music, please - the Packers turned him down. John Doehring, refused admission at the University of Wisconsin this fall, came into the Journal office one day early in October and asked me to speak to Curly Lambeau about a trial. I did. "Never heard of him," Curly said. "Is he a lineman? We need some." No, John was a back. But he was a good back. He was big and rugged, and he could throw a football a mile. "Nope," Curly answered. "We have too many backs not (that was just at the time Molenda and some of the others got the gate). I'd like to give him a trial, but what for? We need linemen." So when John came in the following Monday it was blue indeed. The Packers couldn't use him. I suggested he try the Bears. The Bears needed a good passer, and maybe they could use him where the Packers couldn't. John wasn't so sure he would like the Bears. He wanted the Packers. But two weeks later, on the day of the Green Bay-Bear game at Chicago, there was Johnny at the pass gate an hour before the game with a pair of football shoes under his arm. It happened Dr. Spears was also at the game. Spears introduced him to George Halas, owner of the club, and Halas agreed to give him a trial the next day. The rest of it is well known. John "panicked" the Bears themselves with his passing in practice. He "panicked" the crowd the first time he appeared in the lineup against Portsmouth in a game at Chicago three weeks ago. And Sunday, at Portsmouth, while he didn't beat the Spartans, he helped tie them with a 55-yard pass. That, incidentally, is only a mashie shot for him. He can throw the ball a mile. On December 11 Doehring will undoubtedly get a crack at the Packers. It isn't entirely impossible that one of John's long passes will, in this third game of the series, tilt the scales in Chicago's favor. John would like nothing better than to have such a part in the proceedings. He is sold on the Bears now.
NOVEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - With the professional
football season of 1930 ended, leaving the Packers
with their second National league championship on
their hands, Verne Lewellen rated a position among
the highest all-time scorers of the game, by leading
his team in scoring for the fifth consecutive year. In
so doing, he tied the Packer high scoring record, set
by himself in 1928, with 54 points, picked up on nine
touchdowns. Second honors went to Hurdis McCrary
who finished third in 1929, but who counted six
touchdowns for 36 points in the following season...
OSHKOSH IS WALLOPED: The Packers opened the
season Sept. 14, walloping Oshkosh, 46 to 0, and
then defeated the Chicago Cardinals, 14 to 0, on
touchdowns by Lewellen and Dilweg and extra points
by Dunn and Molenda. Sept. 28 the Bears were edged out in a thrilling struggle at Green Bay, 7 to 0. Lewellen got the touchdown and Dunn, who kicked 13 points after touchdowns during the season, added the point. Then the New York Giants were subdued, 14 to 7, the Bay points coming on touchdowns by Nash and Blood, and Dunn's two extra point kicks. This was followed by a 27 to 17 licking administered to the Frankford Yellowjackets, who were buried under two touchdowns by McCrary, others by Englemann and Dilweg, and Dunn's three extra points. The Packers then played a home and home series with the Minneapolis Red Jackets, winning the first game at Green Bay, 13 to 0, and coming out on top at Minneapolis, 19 to 0. In the first contest, Lewellen and Molenda got touchdowns, with the extra point going to Dunn and in the out-of-town tilt touchdowns were scored by Lew, Lidberg, and Fitzgibbons, Molenda nailing the point...RUN OVER SPARTANS: The champions then ran wild over Portsmouth, 47 to 17. Lewellen and McCrary each got two touchdowns, and others were scored by Molenda, Fitzgibbons and Dilweg. Dunn kicked three extra points and Molenda two. This game was followed by a breath-taker at Chicago, the Packers just managing to nose out the Bears, 13 to 12, on the margin of Red Dunn's point after touchdown. The touchdowns were made by Blood and Lewellen. The Bays, although pennant bound, then lost two games in a row, both by 13 to 6 scores, and dropped to second place. The only Packer score against the Cardinals was McCrary's touchdown, and Lewellen scored the only touchdown against the New York Giants one week later. On Thanksgiving day, aided by a New York defeat, the Packers popped back into first place by trimming Frankford, 25 to 7, on two touchdowns by Blood, another by McCrary, and his first for the Bays by Arnold Herber. Dunn kicked the only extra point of the game. The Packers followed this rout by walloping Stapleton, 37 to 7. The touchdowns were divided equally among Lewellen, Englemann, Molenda, Blood, Fitzgibbons and Cal Hubbard, and Dunn made only one extra point of the lot. Dec. 7, the Packers met the Bears in Chicago and were buried under a 21 to 0 score. This made it necessary for them to avert a defeat at Portsmouth in order to capture the title, and they did, tying the Spartans 6-all in the last game of the season. The Green Bay touchdown was made by Englemann.
NOVEMBER 29 (Columbus, OH) - The Green Bay Packers arrive here this morning from New York and Coach E.L. Lambeau lost little time in getting his squad out to the practice field for their daily workout. President Joe F. Carr of the NFL headed a delegation of newspapermen who greeted the champions when they detrained at the Pennsylvania hotel at 8 a.m. Several of the scribes began popping questions at the Packer leader before he got out of the train shed and every one of the queries had a direct bearing on the crucial fray scheduled with the Spartans at Portsmouth this Sunday. Lambeau forecast a Packer victory, providing he can get his hospital list cleaned up during the week. At the present time, nine of his players are worse for wear and two of them, Nash and O'Boyle, won't even be in uniform Sunday. Lambeau only had 15 gridders out for practice, as he granted holidays to the other casualties so they could resume their "hot towel" treatments which were interrupted by the train ride from Gotham...SHOWS MUCH INTEREST: Columbus is showing much interest in the game at Portsmouth this Sunday and both trains and bus lines will run excursions to the Spartan community over the weekend. Bob Hooey, Columbus sports columnist, who wished the title "cheese champions" on the Packers late last season, is whooping up the game in his breezy style but so far he has treated the Bays with kid gloves. Maybe later this week he will cut loose with some caustic comments about the national champions. Secret practice will be the rule for the Packer squad all week and Coach Lambeau plans a daily blackboard talk. The Green Bay mentor is leaving no stone unturned to have his team at razor edge for the fracas with Potsy Clark's "miracle men"...RIGHT AT HOME: The Bays have been assigned bright, cheery rooms at the Neil house, one of Columbus' leading hotels, and the management is doing everything possible to make the Wisconsin gridders feel right at home during their stay here, which probably will be terminated at noon Saturday. However, the definite hour of leaving here for Portsmouth has not been decided upon. The trip from New York was uneventful. The Packers boarded the limited at 6:10 p.m. and were immediately assigned to their berths in a special Pullman car. One of the linemen drew his slip which was marked "lower 9" but he read it as "upper 6" and he let out a roar that could be heard a block away. He was soon pacified, however, and harmony again ruled supreme.
NOVEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers in a long distance telephone conversation from Columbus, O., this morning with Dr. W.W. Kelly here, said that Paul Fitzgibbons, quarterback, who was released by the Green Bay team a few weeks ago, would rejoin the Packers tomorrow morning. Fitzgibbons is flying from Los Angeles. Harry O'Boyle, quarterback, has been on the injured list for two weeks, leaving the Packers with only one quarterback, Grove, who is not in the best of shape. In order to strengthen the Packer lineup for the crucial Portsmouth game next Sunday, Coach Lambeau has released O'Boyle and telegraphed Fitzgibbons, one of the best blockers in the league, to report at Columbus immediately. Fitzgibbons is familiar with the Packers' signals and can step into the lineup without much trouble.
NOVEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - Tom A. Nash, Packer end who was injured in the New York Giant game, and who since has been a hospital patient at New York, will arrive in Green Bay at 10:15 o'clock tonight, on the C.M. St. P and P. road, according to word received today from Columbus, Ohio. Harry O'Boyle, Packer quarterback, was released today, the Columbus wire added.
NOVEMBER 29 (New York) - Lester Peterson, who was loaned to Stapleton in the middle of the season, rejoined the Packer squad here Monday afternoon. When Coach Lambeau let the Islanders have Pete, he stipulated that the end was to be returned to Green Bay when Stapleton finished its season. Sunday's game was the last one on the Stapes' 1932 schedule. It was a good break for the Packers to get Peterson back as Tom Nash has played his last game this year. Peterson is a plenty good end and he still has a grudge to settle with Portsmouth, so he surely should be hot in Sunday's argument against the Spartans. Tom Nash, who was injured in the New York game, ended a week's stay in the hospital Monday and he was sent home by Coach Lambeau. The big wingman should reach the Bay late Tuesday and he will immediately report to Dr. W.W. Kelly, the team physician, for a thorough examination. Nash is still being bothered with severe stomach pains and an aching side...SNAG STAPES' PASSES: The New York papers didn't give much a play to the Packers' tilt with Stapleton, although several of the signed stories complimented Green Bay on its wide-awake performance in snagging the Islanders' passes. Murray Tynan in the Herald Tribune led off his story of the game with the following two paragraphs: "For two quarters yesterday, the Stapleton eleven had visions of closing its season with a victory over the mighty Green Bay Packers, leaders of the National league. But fate as well as a bitter cold wind was only making it hard for the Stapes, and the Packers scored three touchdowns in the last half to win 21 to 3."...TAKE DEFEAT TO HEART: "A frozen crowd of some 5,000 enthusiastic Staten Island football fans took the latest Stapleton defeat to heart, for next to a victory over the Giants of New York, the fans would have liked to have one over the Packers. And after getting off to a 3 to 0 lead in the second period when Wilson booted a field goal, the Stapes let their supporters down with a thud. The second half was a runaway for the men from Green Bay." Tynan's estimate of the 5,000 crowd at Stapleton was nearly 2,000 about the actual paid gate. The metropolitan area doesn't like its football on cold days evidently, as the turnout for the Dodger-Giant game in Brooklyn was under 4,000 cash customers, yet all the football writers placed the turnout at 10,000.
NOVEMBER 29 (New York) - The Portsmouth Spartans have the most brilliant offense and the champion Green Bay Packers the tightest defense in the National Professional Football league, statistics revealed by the league's press bureau reveal. Portsmouth has gained an average of more than 224 yards per game while Green Bay has permitted its rivals only a little more than 143 yards each game.
NOVEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers still are the highest ranking club in the NFL offensively and defensively, following games Thanksgiving day and Sunday. The Chicago Bears put on another burst of speed, scoring 34 points against the Cardinals Thursday before being held to a 7-all tie by Portsmouth Sunday, but still hold second honors offensively. They have scored 136 points, while the Packers picked up 28 points in the two games to make their season's total 152. The Packers continue to hold the edge in the league's defensive standings. Only three points were scored against them in their last two games, as compared to seven scores against the Bears. Packer opponents have chalked up but 35 points this season, while Bear foes have made 44.
NOVEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Benny Friedman had better look to his crown as king of the forward passers.
His throne is being menaced by Arnold Herber, halfback on the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. Herber, who
attended the University of Wisconsin as a freshman and who also played on the Regis College eleven at Denver, Colo., for a year, is regarded by sportswriters all the way from Boston to Kansas City, as the best forward passer in the business right now, and that does not exclude Friedman, who is quarterback coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Herber can hit them right on the head at any distance from 5 to 50 yards, and his passing has had much to do with the success of the
Packers this season. The story of Herber is unique in
that Coach Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau of the Packers held
onto him despite the belief of fans that he would never
"go" in pro football. Lambeau kept him on the Packer
squad two years, teaching him to pass and kick...
Herber, even in his high school days, was an excellent
passer, kicker, and open field runner, but when he got 
into the pro league he suffered from an inferiority 
complex. He was awed by the Friedmans, Granges,
Cagles and Nagurskis. But now they are just ordinary
football players to him. Herber is a Green Bay product.
He graduated from West High school here in 1927 and
entered the University of Wisconsin where he captained
the freshman squad. However, he encountered some
scholastic difficulties and withdrew from school. He
entered Regis College, Denver, in 1929 and played there
for a year, where he was a sensation. Meanwhile, he
was married and decided he had had enough schooling.
He returned to Green Bay and the Packers gave him a
tryout. He played part of several games, but did not
shine. Coach Lambeau carried him through 1930 and
1931...This year Herber blossomed out as a first string
halfback and started passing the opposing teams into a
state of bewilderment. He is cool and accurate and 
tosses the oval as if it were a baseball. Herber weighs
195 and is an ideal type as a pro halfback. He's fast,
shifty and a good blocker. He is a real triple threat man,
for once he gets into an open field he's seldom stopped
until the goal like is reached. His punts average about
50 yards and they are improving. In a recent game 
between the Packers and Braves in Boston, Herber's
tosses accounted for three touchdowns in the first 20
minutes of play. Then Coach Lambeau took him out to
give him a rest...Johnny Blood is on the receiving end of
most of Herber's passes. Blood is tall, rangy and fast,
and a splendid receiver. He likes them over his head a
few feet so he has to jump for them, and he seldom
misses. Sports writers have predicted that the Herbert-
to-Blood combination will be known all over the country
next season. The Packers have won nine league games
and tied one this season and appear to be headed for
another national championship, their fourth in as many years. If they win again it will be largely because Herber has "come through" for Lambeau, the man who had faith in him when no one else did - not even Herber himself.
NOVEMBER 30 (Columbus, OH) - As in Boston, New York, Brooklyn and Stapleton, the Packers are attracting considerable attention here and despite the efforts to stage secret workouts several hundred fans occupied bleacher seats at the Central high school stadium and gave the national champions the thorough once over. The scholastic stadium is an ideal practice spot, as the gridiron is as level as a billiard table and it has a nice downy turf, something greatly different from the frozen surface at Stapleton or the mucky coating at the Polo grounds. The growls of Portsmouth are being heard here already as several of the onlookers passed a few remarks that were not so flattering to the national champions. This didn't last very long, but it was enough to let the Bays know what they could expect on reaching the Spartan community...MAYOR IS VISITOR: Mayor William E. Peters of Portsmouth called at the Neil house Tuesday evening and in behalf of this city officially welcomed the Packers to Portsmouth. The executive was introduced to Coach E.L. Lambeau by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL. Mayor Peters urged the Packers to come into Portsmouth earlier than Saturday noon, but Coach Lambeau declined the invitation saying that he was perfectly satisfied with the conditions in Columbus. Judge Morris Meyer of Cleveland, former Oberlin backfielder, has been named by President Carr to handle Sunday's game in Portsmouth. Meyer, who is a municipal jurist in the Forest City, handled the Bear game in Spartan-town last weekend and did a good job, according to all reports. The umpire will be Herb Dell, Columbus, who has served in several Packer-Bear contests in Chicago during recent years. He is a former pro players and coached the Columbus Tigers, the last season the Buckeye capital city had a spoke in the postgraduate wheel. Robert Bronson, Cincinnati, is to serve as head linesman. He has been officiating on southern gridirons throughout the fall and comes well recommended to the Packers. Before the crucial game starts in Portsmouth on Sunday, President Carr intends to hold a conference with the officials and the rival coaches, Dutch Clark of Portsmouth and Curly Lambeau of Green Bay. The league mentor is determined to have the battle staged without any rough stuff and he will issue ironclad instructions to this effect. As the league head expresses himself, "the football eyes of the nation will be on this contest and we want everything on the up and up to the merest detail."...SELLOUT IS ASSURED: According to reports from Portsmouth, it is an assured sellout and the largest crowd that ever witnessed a gridiron conflict there will be in attendance, no matter what weather conditions prevail. The Packer squad welcomed the news that Dr. W.W. Kelly will join the team Saturday morning and it is probable that several of the gridders will journey to the station and greet the team physician on his arrival. Nate Barrager, who scouted the Portsmouth-Bear game, turned in a complete report to Coach Lambeau and the Packer pilot is spending his extra hours working out a defense which should bottle up the Spartans' "new stuff". According to Nate, he was spotted by a couple of the Portsmouth players half an hour after he hit the town, but Portsmouth couldn't cover up, because they had to shoot the works in order to tie the Bears and then the Spartans opened their bags of tricks and tried everything in a futile effort to put over another score. Barrager said that once Coach Potsy Clark even put on the waterboy's sweater and attempted to carry the bucket out to the players but he was discovered by Referee Meyer, who chased him back to the bench in a hurry. E. Pidney Purdy, former Packer quarterback, now a full-fledged resident of Columbus, is mingling daily with the Bays and getting well acquainted with the "gang". Lewellen, Earpe, Dilweg and Perry, who played with Pid every now and then, take the wind out of his sails by suggesting that he tell the others how he kicked the extra point against the Bears in the 1927 game at Green Bay. Purdy's replies to these remarks wouldn't look very good in print. Purdy is married, has a year old drop kicker coming along nicely and lives in a handsome home in a Columbus suburb. He expects to play baseball next season with the Indianapolis club of the American association. Incidentally, E. Pidney will be the Packers waterboy for the Portsmouth encounter...FITZGIBBONS IS READY: Paul Fitzgibbons, who replaces Harry O'Boyle in the Packer backfield, reported this morning and immediately stepped into practice with a lot of snap. Fitz made a quick trip from California by airplane and seemed to be very much pleased to be back again with Lambeau and Co. If injuries crop out, the former Creighton back will probably see considerable action against the Spartans. The Packers got quite a kick out of a story in a Chicago paper about the Bears using their pencils figuring out their chances of winning the National league flag. Johnny Blood, who hasn't been cracking wise much on the trip, remarked that "it was touchdowns not pencils that won football games", and his teammates agreed with him. All players are looking forward to the toughest kind of battle at Portsmouth, but an air of determination has gripped the squad which breezed confidence but not over confident and, if the Bays click the way they hope to do, they can take any football club in the country and that includes Portsmouth and the Bears.
NOVEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Statements that Tom Nash, injured end of the Green Bay Packers, will be forced to take a back seat athletically following his injury in the Packer-Giant game 10 days ago, are discredited by at least one person. That person is Tom Nash. Bundled from a Milwaukee road train late last night and hurried to the St. Vincent hospital, Nash today was surveying the situation from the vantage point of a hospital bed and counting the days when he will be able to be up and about again. He even hopes to play against the Bears at Chicago, Dec. 10. The most Dr. W.W. Kelly, his physician, would say, however, was that Nash is "in pretty good shape" despite his long train trip from New York...STAYED IN BED: "The trip wasn't bad," commented Nash today. "I stayed in bed all the way, and the team was with me until we reached Columbus." Nash received a painful injury to the stomach region in an attempt to tackle Hap Moran, star New York back, after Moran had caught a punt at the Polo Grounds a week ago Sunday. "The Green Bay kick went down the opposite side of the field from my end," Nash explained. "I saw Dilweg start down after the receiver, and I went down the sidelines on the right side of the field. Moran caught the ball and there was a pileup as the New York players attempted to block out Michalske and several other Packers. Molenda was edging over to block me, so I took a chance at diving for Moran rather than slowing down. I missed him with my shoulder, and his shoulder must have caught me in the stomach." That tackle ended Nash's competition from that time to the present. He remained in a New York hospital for the rest of the week, leaving with the Packers Monday...SEES VICTORY OVER SPARTANS: The big end expressed confidence that Green Bay will defeat Portsmouth Sunday, but is more disturbed with the outcome of the Packer-Bear game. "We certainly ought to take Portsmouth," he said. "We're bigger than they are, and I think the boys will play better ball. The Bears are going to be tough, though. I hope to be able to play in that game." The Packers appeared to play their best ball against Boston, he commented, adding: "Herber turned in a great performance. The boys looked like they had been in a gang fight after that Stapleton game," Nash remarked. "Everyone was skinned up and bruised, because the ground was frozen hard."
season. Blood as high scorer counted 13 touchdowns during the 1931 season for 78 points...SCORES THREE TOUCHDOWNS: The big flash of the past week was Red Flaherty of the New York Giants, who scored three touchdowns, two against Brooklyn and one against Stapleton, to deal himself a hand among the high scorers of the circuit. Flaherty had made 36 points this season and is tied with Red Grange of the Bears for second place, six points back of the Portsmouth flash. Blood and Hank Bruder lead all Packer scorers with four touchdowns each. Roger Grove, who has counted three touchdowns and five extra points, is right back of his teammates with 23 units...HOLD THIRD PLACE: Grossman of Brooklyn continues to hold third place as a result of his five touchdowns. Many players broke into the scoring column in the two battles staged on Thanksgiving day and last Sunday, with several members of the Chicago Bears, aided by their field day against the Cards, marking up their first counters of the present season.
NOVEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - As the three National league leaders, Green Bay, Portsmouth and the Chicago Bears go down the home stretch in a close fight for the 1932 title, they face one of the most unusual situations ever recorded in sport. Because of many tie games played by the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth, those teams have a chance to win the championship, although if they win their remaining contests they will still be four games behind Green Bay in the number of games won. In other words, a team that wins ten games loses out to a team that wins six! It is the most unsatisfactory way of deciding championships that has ever been brought to light. Not necessarily because Green Bay's apt to be the victim, but because it works out to the disadvantage of a team that wins most of its games, and to the advantage of the team that can hold opponents to tie scores...DISREGARD TIE GAMES: Under the present National league setup, tie games are disregarded in figuring percentages to decide standings. They are considered as games not played. Because of this plan, a team would go right down the entire schedule, winning only a few games, playing to tie scores in many others, and still win out over a team that has whipped every squad in the circuit. It does not set a premium for the team that plays more games than other clubs. Rather it works to the advantage of the club that plays a short schedule. There is no rule in the National league preventing some club from playing a hand-picked soft schedule of eight games. If the team wins five games, ties three and loses one it still would have a chance to tie a team that played 13 games, won 10, lost two and tied one. Green Bay's case this year is typical of that which could happen to another team in the league. The club has won 10 games, lost one and tied one. The Chicago Bears have won only four games, lost one and tied six. Portsmouth has won five, lost one and tied four, yet both can win out over Green Bay by beating the Packers. Green Bay must win both its remaining games to win the title, providing that the Bears win from the New York Giants. If the Bears lose to the New York Giants, and the Packers win from Portsmouth, Green Bay could lose to the Chicago team and still win the title. Green Bay also could win out if she tied both teams or tied one and beat the other...ADOPT NEW METHOD: The National league should adopt the rule known as the "one-half tie" method of figuring percentage in the league. The method is used many branches of sport where tie games are likely to be played. Chess and checkers tournaments also use it. It provides that for each tie game played, one-half game is added to the percentages in the games-won column and one-half added to the percentages in the games-lost column. Dr. W.W. Kelly, former Packer president, favors the plan, as do many other fair-minded sportsmen. Dr. Kelly plans to fight for its adoption at the next meeting of the league. If this method of figuring percentages was used and the Packers lost their remaining games and the Bears and Portsmouth won their contests, the final standings would be:
              W  L  T .PCT
Green Bay    10  3  1 .750
Portsmouth    6  1  4 .727
Chicago Bears 6  1  6 .692
In other words, the Packers would be in - champions for the fourth straight season.
DECEMBER 1 (Columbus, OH) - The Green Bay Packers of the National Professional Football league, as a team, made one of the longest runs of the season Wednesday from one practice gridiron to another. The Central High School field they have used for several days in their training for next Sunday's game with Portsmouth was denied them by school officials, who asserted that the continued use would be a "bad precedent". The Packers "downed the ball" at Catholic High field several blocks away.
DECEMBER 1 (Columbus) - The Packers attracted so
many spectators to the Central high stadium that the
Columbus board of education withdrew the permit on a
half hour's notice, but the Bay management burned up
the wires for 20 minutes and finally secured permission
to work out on Aquinas school gridiron, through the
courtesy of Coach Mike Boland of the Catholic school.
Coach Lambeau's hopes of staging secret drills have
faded out as the interest over the champions in the
Buckeye state capital is at fever heat and no matter
where the Bays worked they would attract a crowd. 
According to Ward Grant, veteran sports columnist of
the Ohio State Journal, the Packers are getting more
play here than any of the Western Conference teams for
the last five years...WATCHED BY COACHES: When
the Green Bay eleven practices, it is sort of a football
forum for the football mentors of the vicinity, as no less
than 22 of the gridiron instructors looked on as the
national champions did their stuff on Thursday, despite
a last minute change of field. Of course, there is always
the possibility of Portsmouth scouts being on hand, but
Coach E.L. Lambeau is keeping the key plays pretty
well under cover and they are only tried out down at one
end of the field when the crowd is slim. Daily blackboard
sessions are being held this week and every play and
formation is being thoroughly discussed from top to
bottom. Dick Stahlman has been out of practice for two
days with an infected ear but his "hearer" is responding
to treatment fairly well. However it is doubtful if the big
tackle will be in the starting lineup against Portsmouth.
Nate Barrager's sprained ankle didn't look so well in 
today's drill and Coach Lambeau is much worried about
the big center. Nate is hot toweling the ankle about six
hours per day as he is determined this weekend to
resume his position. Barrager, like Stahlman, is a very
doubtful starter. The Packer-Portsmouth game is being
posted on several of the betting agencies here. Most of
the bests are at even money, although there is some
special wagering about the final score. Pid Purdy picked
up a couple of bets at $50 apiece, but on one of the 
wagers he had to give the tie to the Spartans...BUILD EXTRA SEATS: Portsmouth is all "het" up over the game and the southern Ohio community is making arrangements to handle a record breaking crowd of football enthusiasts. Extra box seats are being constructed in front of the concrete stands while temporary bleachers of the circus type will be set up in the end zones. There is some talk, according to reports from Portsmouth, of calling out several companies of the state militia to help police the entrances during the rush hour before game time. Train service to Portsmouth is "the bunk". There is only one train to the Spartan battle ground from Columbus daily and the Bays will leave for the scene of the crucial conflict on Saturday morning at 9:30. This "rattler", with a stop at every way station, pulls into Portsmouth at 12:30 despite the fact that it is only a 90 mile jump. The Bays will headquarter at the Huerth hotel in Portsmouth and Coach Lambeau intends to stage a signal practice in the Spartan stadium Saturday afternoon just to acquaint his gridders with the air currents and and condition of the playing field. The exit from Portsmouth will be made at 2 a.m. Monday with the next scheduled stop at Indianapolis. The Bays' special Pullman will be set out at the Hoosier station and the players can sleep until 11
a.m. While in Indianapolis the national champions will
work out at the Butler college stadium. Butler has a big
field house and the Packers can work indoors if the
weather is bad. The final hop to Chicago will not be 
made until Friday or Saturday according to Lambeau...
SEEING THE SIGHTS: The Bays are doing quite a bit
of sightseeing in Columbus. Lavvie Dilweg and Verne
Lewellen, the Packer barristers, sat in at a session of 
the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday. Cal Hubbard
and Jugger Earpe have been touring around the spots of
historic interests while others looked over the Ohio 
State campus. Doc Fitzgibbons has shaken off his 
"plane" legs and is getting plenty lively in practice. If
Fitz can travel as fast against Portsmouth as he did in
crossing the country he should be a humdinger. It took
Fitzgibbons but 20 hours on his dash via the air route
from Los Angeles to Columbus. Johnny Blood is slated
to deliver a 20-minute oration on professional football at
the Aquinas Alumni association banquet tonight. 
Several of Johnny's teammates have offered to help him
prepare his address but he has turned a deaf ear to all
of them. Johnny, however, has promised not to discuss
his experiences at the Polo Grounds on Nov. 20, 1932...
HERBER, BULTMAN PALS: Red Bultman and Arnold
Herber are the "pals" of the trip. They are always to be found together. The other night several of the players hustled Bultman off to a movie and Herber spent the next two hours trying to find the former Marquette captain. Both these Green Bay products have been covering themselves with glory on the trip. President Joe Carr, the football league executive, makes practice every day and always drops in the hotel at night to talk things over with the players. It seems as if Carr knows everybody in Columbus and he never misses an opportunity to introduce the Packers to his friends. "Hand Shaking" Joe is the title one of the Packer lineman has wished upon the "prexy".
DECEMBER 1 (Green Bay) - Dr. W.W. Kelly, Green Bay Packer football club director, will leave tomorrow morning for Columbus to join the team there before it goes to Portsmouth Sunday for the battle against the Spartans. The Packer director plans to go by train to Chicago and then board an airplane for Columbus. He will leave the Windy City at 2:30  and arrive at Columbus two hours later.
DECEMBER 1 (Oliver Kuechle - Milwaukee Journal) - Portsmouth today has started to make the same bid for state superiority in Ohio now that the Green Bay Packers made in Wisconsin seven or eight years ago. If you are a football fan you will remember what the Packers went through back in 1922 and 1923. Who among us football fans ever thought of driving 120 miles up to the Bay and back again, for instance, to see them on a Sunday afternoon? Few. They had a football team, sure, but what of it? They stirred up no great interest. But the Packers went out and sold themselves to Wisconsin. They put out a brand of football that the colleges couldn't match. They won the support of newspapers outside their own city. They got the support of WTMJ. They became a team that represented not only Green Bay but all Wisconsin. They became another Badger team. And they clicked. The Packers appreciated what the rest of Wisconsin has done for them. Portsmouth, in much the same situation today that Green Bay was in seven or eight years ago, has approached its problem the same way. The Spartans, representing a small city on the banks of the Ohio near West Virginia also have made a bid for state play. Like the Packers, they need more than the support of their own little city. The road has been bumpy. They want all Ohio to support them, need it to exist, in fact, and with the championship game with the Packers stirring up real championship interest in the whole state for the first time, they finally seem in a fair way to break the ice. In Milwaukee today the Packers are almost considered a home town team. In name, jealously boasted about by the good burghers of the Bay, they are the Green Bay Packers. In purpose afield they are the standard bearers of all Wisconsin. They are another Wisconsin team. In Columbus and Cincinnati today you can detect for the first time the same feeling toward the Spartans. They too have started to win state support. They have started to click in a statewide way. Bob Hooey, sporting editor of the Columbus Journal, Tuesday expressed a few pertinent thoughts about the whole matter in his column and especially about Sunday's championship game. "Although the season is almost over," he wrote, "football interest in Columbus (which is 100 miles away) reached a new peak when the Portsmouth Spartans tied the Chicago Bears last Sunday and prepared to meet the Green Bay Packers in the championship game this week. Judging from the conversation around town, it may be said that not even the Ohio State-Michigan contest (a traditional college game by the way) has caused as much comment as last Sunday's game with the Bears and this Sunday's game with the Packers."
DECEMBER 2 (Columbus) - While a civic feud is raging over the way the Packers were given the the gate at the Central high stadium, the national champions completed their practice sessions in the Buckeye state capital city here today, and Saturday morning the squad will head on toward the Spartan sector determined to do or die in the crucial encounter with Potsy Clark's gridiron sensations. Athletic authorities at the Aquinas school certainly have done everything to make the Packers feel at home. Coach Mike Boland and a staff of his assistants have kept the field free of spectators and it was some job to handle the crowds, which gained in size each day. "Back on the cinder path", was the shout of the Aquinas patrolmen, and the onlookers kept in line. Only newspapermen were allowed to occupy the benches on the playing field, but of course the photographers dodged here and there trying to get some good action closeups...TURNS DOWN OFFER: Owners of the Columbus A.A. ballpark propositioned Coach E.L. Lambeau about practicing at the league grounds, charging admission and splitting the profits. The Packer pilot turned down the idea flat as he figured the "money grabbing" tactics might give professional football a black eye in a community which has hopes of coming back into the postgraduate circuit within the next few years. "Lambeau acted wisely, as he always does," was President Joe F. Carr's comment when he heard about the Green Bay coach's turndown of the ball club's proposal. Bob Hooey, sport columnist on the Ohio State Journal, who has turned out to be more of a friend than a foe, commented as follows on the Columbus board of education action in barring the Packers from using Central high school field: "The Columbus board of education failed to show any act of hospitality toward the visiting Green Bay professional football part which is our guest during the current period. After Central high school authorities had granted the Wisconsin champions permission to use the Pirate gridiron Tuesday for a practice session, the board of education ruled off the field later...It was a short sighted policy employed by the board. Professional athletics of today are placed on a high plane and some times much higher than those of the so-called Simon pure amateur organizations."...AMAZE LARGE CROWD: Grant Ward, football expert for the Ohio State Journal who never before has offered any comment about professional teams, burst forth into print with the following after watching Coach Lambeau and his gridders strut their stuff in two practice sessions: "Romping through tag scrimmages and signal drills with all the buoyancy of a college outfit, the Green Bay Packers, national pro champions for the past three years, have amazed large crowds of spectators at Aquinas field for several days. It is never good policy to judge the merits of a team after seeing them only in signal drills and dummy scrimmages, however, it is safe to say that the Packers show remarkable technique in the fine points of the game such as running, passing, punting and teamwork. There is class standing out all over the visiting gridders. The Green Bay players go about their routine tasks as if they really enjoyed practice, which indicates a good morale and team spirit. It has been a treat to have the Packers on to Portsmouth. Clark is a product of a dot on the map about 70 miles from Columbus and it is a short jump for the relatives." Red Hinkle, Clark's older brother, who caught for Columbus and Baltimore this baseball season, is on hand for every practice and he has developed into a red hot Packer fan. Red even wants to share the waterboy honors with E. Pidney Purdy in Sunday's game against the Spartans. Bud Jorgensen, the Packers' property man and trainer, who took a postgraduate course in rubbing from Hugo Quist, the well known conditioner while in New York, is working overtime here. Nearly all the players are taking turns on the rubbing table and the ace of the Beaumont hotel keeps at it morning, noon and night. Mentally the Packers never have been in better shape for a game this season. The Portsmouth game is just about the sole topic of conversation among the players and every one of the them will be in there battling to the nth extreme for a victory...TOO MANY INJURIES: Physically, it is a different story. These three games in a week in the Gotham sector didn't do the Bays any good and a number of the players are still nursing injuries. The game on the frozen field at Stapleton was just about the straw that broke the camel's back. One thing is sure, there will be at least a half dozen Packers off physical form for the Portsmouth game, but the will to win may overcome the body ailments. And that is just what Coach Lambeau is praying for. Letters from the Bay carry the news that a number of fans are planning to attend the contest in Portsmouth. This is good news to the squad and any of the folks from home who bob up in Portsmouth will be assured of a welcome hand from Coach Lambeau and his players. This touring on the road isn't all it is cracked up to be, particularly when you are performing against partisan throngs. Reports from Portsmouth continue to carry stories about a record advance sale for the Packer game and one special dispatch to a Columbus paper quoted Potsy Clark of the Spartans as saying "that he would never coach another professional team if his club didn't take the Packers into camp." Cal Hubbard answered this, saying that a lot of colleges would be looking for coaches in the next six months so Potsy will probably get some kind of a job after all.
DECEMBER 2 (Green Bay) - With the exceptionally low railroad rates offered for round trip excursions between Green Bay and points in southern Ohio, fans of the Packers are expected to form a considerable delegation at Portsmouth Sunday afternoon, when the national champions meet the Spartans in the National league's most crucial game to date. Packer fans have never followed their team so far from home in any great numbers, but the importance of the game which decides whether Green Bay or Portsmouth will be eliminated from championship consideration, is expected to annul this precedent on Sunday. Railroad rates are so low that the trip apparently can be made for something between $15 and $20, with careful management. The plan of the New York Giants and Chicago Bears to play an extra period to decide the issue if their game Sunday at New York ends in a tie is against the National league rules, a study of the constitution today reveals. Indications are that the teams will be so notified by the league president, Joseph F. Carr, Columbus. The clubs would have to get permission of all team managers in the circuit to make the extra period legal. The Chicago Bears have everything to gain by the extra period and little to lose, as they have more manpower than the Giants, and their men are in better condition than the New Yorkers, who have been hit with injuries recently...TITLE TO PACKERS: If the Bears play a tie game with the Giants, and the Packers win from Portsmouth, then the championship would go to Green Bay regardless of the outcome of the Packer-Bear game Dec. 11. This possibility is what led the Bears to propose the extra period, it is believed here. The Bears would have a better chance of beating the Giants in five periods than the Giants would have of winning. If five periods are approved by the league, and the game is played, it will be the first time in history that such a procedure is followed. Packer fans have been greatly interested in the reduced railroad rates between Green Bay and points in Ohio. A round trip weekend rate of $4 to Chicago is in effect over both the C. and N.W. and the C.M. St. P. and P. roads. A football fan may leave Green Bay at 10:10 Saturday morning on the Northwestern line, arriving in Chicago at 4 o'clock that afternoon, or he may leave here on the Milwaukee road at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, reaching Chicago at 5:45. Then he may board a New York Central train at 9 o'clock Saturday night, arriving in Columbus at 7:15 o'clock Sunday morning. The round trip excursion fare from Chicago to Columbus is $5. The traveler then must board a train at Columbus at 8:30 Sunday morning, reaching Portsmouth at 12:20 Sunday afternoon, just before the game.
NOVEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Professional scoring
records for all time were ripped wide open during the
1931 football season, when the Green Bay Packers,
National league champions for the third successive
season, buried their opponents under an avalanche
of 44 touchdowns and 25 extra kicks, the points 
being distributed among 18 different members of the
squad. Out of the scoring jumble emerged a new
leader, Johnny Blood, who led the league for the 
1931 season, and scored more points, 78, than ever
had been counted by a member of the Bays since
they entered the National circuit in 1931. Verne
Lewellen, who had led the team from 1926 to 1930,
inclusive, placed second to Blood with 36 points.
Green Bay tackled a league opponent for a warming
up game, defeating the Cleveland Bulldogs, Sep. 13,
26 to 0. Frank Baker, Russ Saunders, Hurd McCrary
and Mule Wilson scored touchdowns for the winners
with Red Dunn and Whitey Woodin each getting an extra point. Then the Packers swamped Brooklyn, 32 to 6, on touchdowns by Lewellen, Dilweg, Woodin, Gantenbein and Herber. Woodin also kicked two extra points, and for a week or so led the National league in scoring...FIGHT DOWN BEARS: Sept. 27 the Bays fought down the Bears, 7 to 0, with Lewellen going over
for a touchdown and Dunn booting the goal. The next
victim was New York, beaten at Green Bay, 27 to 7, on
touchdowns by Lewellen, who got two, Englemann and
Blood's first of the season. Dunn kicked three points.
Oct. 11 the Packers turned back the Chicago Cardinals,
26 to 7, as Blood ran wild to score three touchdowns,
Lewellen got another and Dunn kicked two extra points.
This was followed with a 15 to 0 win over Frankford,
Blood getting two touchdowns and Roger Grove broke
into the scoring list for the first time with an extra kick.
The entire Packer team got loose against Providence
Oct. 25, burying that team beneath a 48 to 20 rout.
Englemann got away for three touchdowns, and others
were scored by Dilweg, Wilson, Molenda and Grove.
Dunn kicked three extra points, Molenda booted two 
and Grove got another. In their first appearance at
Chicago, the Packers just nosed out the Bears on Mike
Michalske's 80-yard touchdown run, giving them a 6 to 2
verdict. Nov. 8 they played their last home game against
Stapleton, winning 26 to 0. Blood got two touchdowns,
and others went to Dilweg and Hank Bruder, the latter
making his first score for Green Bay. Dilweg caught a
pass for an extra point, and Dunn kicked another...
BEATEN BY CARDINALS: Starting their road trip, the
Packers were whipped by the Chicago Cardinals, 21 to
13, when Ernie Nevers refused to be stopped. Nash and
Bruder scored the Packer touchdowns, and Dunn got an
extra point. The Packers came into their own against
New York, however, as Bruder led the team to a 14 to 10
triumph. Hank and Johnny Blood scored touchdowns,
and Red Dunn kicked both goals. Thanksgiving day the
Bays smothered Providence again, this time 38 to 7.
Blood ran over for three touchdowns and leaped into the
National league scoring lead. Molenda got two more
touchdowns, and Dilweg another, with extra points going
to Fitzgibbons and Molenda. The Packers clinched the
championship at Brooklyn Nov. 29, beating the Dodgers
7 to 0. Lewellen got the touchdown and Dunn the extra
goal. The last game of the season, played at Chicago,
resulted in a victory for the Bears, 7 to 6. Blood scored
for Green Bay. Red Dunn set a new scoring record for
extra points by kicking 15 during the season, edging out
the mark of 14 set by Pid Purdy in 1926.
NOVEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Although he had only 
added a point or so each game recently, Dutch Clark,
Portsmouth quarterback, continues to set the scoring
pace in the NFL. Clark has counted four touchdowns,
kicked nine points after touchdown, and has booted 
three field goals to set his mark at 42 points. With only
two games left on this season's schedule, he seems
unable to surpass the mark set by Johnny Blood last