NEWS AND NOTES
SIDELIGHTS
SEPTEMBER 26 (Green Bay) - "It's the greatest Bear team we ever faced," said Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers after Sunday's game between the Green Bay and Chicago teams here. "Jones has more good men than I have ever before seen on a Bear squad. I've never seen such great defensive football."...The Bears outsmarted Packer linemen for a while in the first half. They expected Packer front guards to come charging in fast to break up plays. The Packers charged, and the Bears were set for them. They had plays timed so that when the linemen came in, Bear men cut them outside of the action behind the line of scrimmage and then sent the ball carrier through the holes left by the chargers. When the Packers learned that they couldn't go in so fast, they stopped the cutbacks that gained yards...Paul Minnick, one of the best guards who ever wore a Packer uniform, was a spectator on the Packer bench along with several former Green Bay players. Minnick played with the Bays in 1928 and 1928 and now is with a Chicago insurance firm. He drove up for the game...Another spectator was Joseph (Red) Dunn, who played quarterback up until last year. Dunn expressed regret that he wasn't in the game. The Packers could have used him. Eddie Kotal, a former halfback, now coach at Stevens Point, also was present and wishing he wore a uniform instead of civilian clothes...When the game ended in a tie it marked the first game in 27 starts on the home field in which the Packers did not come out on top. Not since back in 1928 have the Packers been beaten or tied on their home field. The last tie game played here was in 1928 when the Bears and Packers played to a 12 to 12 tie...When you dispute a point in football with Cal Hubbard, you should read the rule book first, the referee learned, in the fourth period. Cal contended that the Packers should get a first down besides a penalty for holding on defense on the part of the Bears. The referee disagreed but when Call pressed his point, he looked it up in the rule book. Cal was right...An offside penalty can often prove disastrous the Packers learned late in the game. A Packer linemen was offside on a punt play and the ball was brought back after it had been returned to midfield. Nesbitt punted again and this time instead of having it brought back to midfield it sailed over the safety's head and out of bounds on the five-yard line. The Packers kicked back out, however, and managed to get out of the hole...The game was as rough as past Bear-Packer games. Some of the Bear linemen started working with knees early in the game, so the Packers gave them some of their own medicine...No serious injuries were sustained by any of the players although Barragar and Hinkle were pretty well done up when they came out of the battle late in the game...Art Bultman did a good job at center the final period. He broke up several plays sent at the center of the line and knocked down two forward passes that looked dangerous...Several Packer players were not used. The group included Gantenbein, Perry, Earpe, McCrary, Blood, Apsit, Shelly and Van Sickle. The Bears likewise kept several men on the bench...New York's Giants sent a scout all the way from the eastern city to see the Bears and Packers play. He was Wilbur Wrightstown. The scout saw plenty of football but predicted that the Giants would whip both teams.
N.Y. GIANTS COMING HERE SUNDAY WITH POWERFUL ELEVEN
SEPTEMBER 27 (Green Bay) - Plenty of talent both in line and backfield, will be available for the New York Giants, representing the National Professional Football league's largest city, when they face the Green Bay Packers, representative of the smallest, at City Stadium next Sunday afternoon. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. The Giants will arrive in Green Bay Saturday afternoon, after having made the trip direct from Magnetic Springs, Ohio, their training grounds. Two weeks ago the New Yorkers emerged from their hideout to whip the Canton Bulldogs, 33 to 0, and last Sunday they were nosed out at Portsmouth by the Spartans, 7 to 0, in the last few minutes of play despite the fact that the Giants made ten first downs to six for Portsmouth. A fumbled pass gave the Spartans a break and they capitalized on it...STARS TO FACE BAYS: Steve Owen's injured stars, Hagerty and Jones, both of whom were on the sidelines during the Spartan game, will be ready for action against the Packers Sunday, and both probably will be inserted in the starting lineup. New York has lots of beef and brawn with which to sprinkle the opening wall and backfield, but a fair idea of their starting strength can be determined. Jack Hagerty, a sensational safety man, probably will be seen at quarterback. He is a former Georgetown star, and has returned to the Giants after a year on the Holy Cross coaching staff...CAGLE AND BURNETT: At the halfback posts the likely starters will be Christian (Red) Cagle and Dade Burnett. Cagle, the former Army flash, has a national football reputation, while Burnett, who looks more like Tom Nash, the Packer end, than Tommy does himself, once played with the Emporia Teachers. It is his third season with the Giants, in each of which he conducted himself impressively against the Packers. The starting fullback will be Tiny Feather, a 197 pound youngster, who once performed with the Kansas Aggies, and who has returned to the Giants after a season with Staten Island. He is rated the best interference man on the New York squad. When the starting whistle toots Sunday, the Gotham ends probably will be Badgro and Flaherty. Morris (Red) Badgro is spending his third year with the Giants, and has been rated one of the best ends in the pro gram. He played baseball with Wichita this season and is the property of the St. Louis Browns. His undergraduate football was played at Southern California...FLAHERTY FROM GONZAGA: Ray Flaherty, also known as Red is a familiar face to Green Bay fans. He is a Gonzaga University graduate and is playing his fourth year with the Giants. The tackles will be Leonard (Lon) Grant, a New York University product who was an all-American pro tackle last season and weighs 225 pounds; and William (Bill) Owen of Oklahoma A&M. Owen weighs 210 pounds, is the brother of the Giants' coach, and is rated one of the steadiest tackles in the league. One Giant guard berth will be handled by Denver (Butch) Gibson, of Grove City College, who is a mathematics professor and has written a book on high math. He never forgets the signals. The other will be taken care of by Tom (Pottsville) Jones, who played last season with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets. He's a Bucknell product...ALL AMERICAN CENTER: Melvin Hein, once of Washington State, will draw the center assignment. While in college he was rated all-American, and he is spending his second season with the Giants. His weight is 201. This is a fair starting lineup, but there is a wealth of reserve material upon which the New York team may rely. One of the most reliable backs is Dayle (Hap) Moran, formerly of Carnegie Tech, who is playing his fifth season in a New York uniform. Another is Otto (Lefty) Vokaty, who does everything with the wrong hand, and does it well. Vokaty is a Heidelberg man, and played with Cleveland last season. This is his first season with the Giants and already he is rated as one of the best punters and power backs in the circuit. A veteran quarterback who will also see action is Harry Workman, Ohio State graduate, who also played with Cleveland in 1931. He has several seasons as assistant coach at his alma mater. Lee (Brute) Mulleneaux, once of Arizona State, is a back who may climb into the lineup. He is in professional football for the first time, but was high scorer in his section of the country during the last two years...SHIPWRECK KELLY CLASSY: One of the greatest running backs in the Southern conference 
RELEASE TWO PLAYERS
SEPTEMBER 27 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau today announced the release of Bo Molenda, veteran Packer fullback, and Marger Apsit, recruit halfback from California. Several more releases are expected next week as the Green Bay coach must reduce his squad to the player limit established by the NFL. Molenda has been with the Packers five years. He played one year with the New York Yankees after graduating from Michigan.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - A FEW SPORT SHORTS
SEPTEMBER 27 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers were tied by the Bears, the East high eleven was beaten by Fond du Lac, West lost to Appleton and Coach Tiny Cahoon's hitherto almost invincible squad bowed before Neenah, all in one weekend, but don't start weeping yet. The season has a long way to go. The weekend battles were only a starter. It's a better than even bet that the four teams will win more games than they lose. Quite a few more...What we can't understand is why the Bears always draw more than any other team here. The Chicagoans are the oldest rivals of the Packers and the fans probably would sonner see Green Bay whip them than any other team, but the games are always the most colorless of them all. There is plenty of good defensive football in a Bear-Packer tilt but never sparkling, sensational open games such as are displayed when other teams come here...Coach Ralph Jones picked up a comer in Hewitt, the Michigan end. He was in every play, and broke up a lot of them Sunday. His only failing was going in too fast. The Bears caught quite a few penalties for Hewitt's over-anxiety. Johnny Sisk, who ran for Marquette last year, also seemed to fit in the pro picture.
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - A football game was staged at the City
stadium Sunday afternoon the like of which probably
will not be seen here again in many a day. When it was
over the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears had
fought to a scoreless tie. Giant players, at their best in
a great game of defensive football, have a crowd of 
13,000 fans plenty of excellent football. There was not
much of the spectacular, however, and never a serious
scoring threat, as big, towering linemen smashed down
nearly everything thrown at them before ball carriers
could get underway. There probably never has been
such a display of defensive football as was offered by
these teams. Attacks started smoothly and openings
were made by charging linemen but the holes never
remained open long enough for the ball carriers to get
very far. Always someone was ready to plug them up.
GOOD PASS DEFENSE
Excellent punting and alternates on the part of men 
covering the kicks gave first one team than the other
openings and chances to become dangerous but 
neither team was able to take advantage of the breaks.
It was the case of one team trying to wear the other out
​by forcing it to punch and smash against an irresistible
force. On defense against passes the team were nearly
perfect. Only once in six attempts were the Bears able
to complete a forward pass. It was good for only six
yards. Likewise with the Packers, the forward passing
game was practically useless, as only one of nine 
Green Bay heaves connected, it was good for 12 yards.
From scrimmage the Packers could gain only seven
first downs and the Bears made six, which gives an
indication of the tight line play. The brunt of the work fell
on about 18 men, most of them veterans of the Packer
squad. Three of the younger men saw considerable
action, however, and were mighty impressive. There was
Joe Zeller at a guard, who played the entire game, 
pounding against giants sent in by the Bear coach; 
Clark Hinkle, at fullback who hit hard and often for short
gains and did a Herculean job of backing up the line and
Arnold Herber, at halfback, who did everything called 
upon him to do.
PLAY 60 MINUTES
Cal Hubbard played 60 minutes, fighting through the
battle with never a let up. The Bears seldom gained over
him. Dick Stahlman played the other tackle the entire
game at top speed and Dilweg, Nash, and Barragar
were in for most of the battle, never stopping in their 
fight to push back the invaders. Dick Nesbitt was the
power horse in the Bear offense. It was his thrusts at
the line on cutbacks that gave the Bears most of their
first downs. The big Bronko Nagurski also was a threat
but seldom could smash far against the Packers' wall.
Red Grange, Molesworth and Johnny Sisk, late of
Marquette, also turned in good exhibitions. On the Bear
line, the play of Johnsos, Burdick and Murry stood out
with every other men who saw action contributing plenty
to their support. In the opening quarter, the Bears made
three first downs but failed to travel beyond the Packer
35 yard line. A fumble, recovered by Michalske, on the
Packer 45 yard line gave the ball to Green Bay soon
after the start. The Packers failed to gain, however, and
punted. Nesbitt returned the kick to midfield and when
the Packers failed to gain again, they kicked a second
time. Neither side could gain consistently the rest of the
period, the Bears getting the farthest down the field 
when Molesworth and Nesbitt smashed through for
short gains and a first down on the Packer 39 yard line.
O'Boyle intercepted a Bear pass to end the threat.
GOOD FOR 12 YARDS
Soon after the start of the second period a pass from
Herber to Dilweg was good for 12 yards and a first down
in midfield. The Bears held again and the Packers were
forced to punt. The Bears made it a first down on three
plays but then drew a penalty. Nagurski was stopped
but Grange passed to Johnsos for seven yards. The
pass failed to make the required ten yards so the Bears
punted and the ball went out of bounds on the Packer
44-yard marker. The Packers began to charge and and
picked up a first down on two plays. Herber and Hinkle
hit center again on three plays for a second first down.
The Bears stiffened but on the third play Herber raced
around right end for nine yards to put the ball on the
Bear 21-yard mark. An out of bounds play lost a yard.
Bruder had to run with the ball when his receivers were
covered on a pass play. A third play gained only three
yards and the fourth, another pass, failed as Moore
knocked it down near the goal line and the Bears took
the ball punting out of danger. The Packers had another
scoring chance in the third period but they failed to
capitalize on it. After an exchange of punts Herber got
off a beauty from his own 20-yard line, sailing the ball
over Corbett's head. Lavvie Dilweg made a dive for the
ball but missed and Moore downed it on the Bear one-
yard line, in the extreme southwest corner of the field.
The return kick, with Nesbitt punting from behind his
own goal line, went out of bounds on the 18-yard line
and it looked like the Packers might go to town, but
their attack failed and an intercepted pass by Joesting,
who raced to the Bear 39-yard line before he was 
downed, changed the complexion.
FAIL TO GAIN
The Bears tried to make the necessary yardage on four
downs but failed on the fourth play by inches and the
Packers took the ball in midfield. Hinkle picked up 
seven yards on a spinner and then smashed three more
for a first down. Two other plays failed however and
Herber punted, the ball going out of bounds on the Bear
33-yard mark. Again the Bears kicked, the Packers
returned to midfield but it was another case of a strong
defense against them when the Packers tried line
smashes again so they had to punt, Moore downing the
ball on the 24-yard mark as the quarter ended. Grove
did some fine work returning punts in the final quarter
and Hinkle's punts were long despite the wind against
him. The play was mostly in Bear territory. On an
exchange of punts, Grove returned to the Bear 38-yard
line. Hinkle failed to gain however and Herber lost 10
yards on an attempted forward pass play so the Bays
were forced to punt. Late in the game an offside penalty
put the Packers in a hole. Nesbitt punted and Herber
returned 10 yards to midfield. The play was recalled and
the Packers penalized for offside. Another kick, this 
time a beauty by Nesbitt, sent the ball out of bounds on
the Packer five-yard line. Lewellen punted out to his
own 27-yard mark. Nesbitt picked up four yards and a
forward pass was incomplete. The Bears attempted a
placekick but the pass was low from center and Tackwell couldn't kick so he tried to pass, the ball grounding. The game ended a few minutes later.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
CHI BEARS -  0  0  0  0 -  0
Green Bay Packers (1-0-1) 0, Chicago Bears (0-0-1) 0 (T)
​Sunday September 25th 1932 (at Green Bay)
BIG NEW YORK TEAM ARRIVES TODAY FOR GAME
WITH PACKERS
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - The largest squad that
ever represented New York on the professional gridiron
will arrive in Green Bay late today, for a day of rest
before its National league battle with the Packers at 
City stadium Sunday. The team is due on a special car
of the Northwestern road at 8:30 p.m. With all bus lines
and railroads offering special weekend rates, the influx
of visitors for the Packer-Giant contest is expected to
reach capacity proportions. Interest in the New York
games always has run high in Green Bay, just as it has
in New York, and another large crowd, such as was
seen at the Bear game, is expected. A large group of
Green Bay Boy Scouts has been recruited to assist the
Fond du Lac fife and drum corps in staging a drill on the
field between halves. The scouts, each equipped with a
parade size American flag, will meet at the stadium 
pass gate Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, when they
will be admitted...KICKOFF AT 2 P.M.: Interest also
attaches to the appearance of the Fond du Lac unit,
which is rated one of the best of its kind in the country.
The semi-military organization, sponsored by the 
American Legion post, is nattily dressed and puts on 
an excellent show. The kickoff has been set for 2 
o'clock, assuring well-filled stands for a quarter of an
hour before that time. The Packers, who were battered
considerably in the Bear game last Sunday, now are
ready for more action and the game promises to be a
wide open affair...BIG BACKFIELD MEN: The Giants
are bringing a squad of huge men to Green Bay. Only
three players tip the scales less than 190 pounds, and
the average weight of the New Yorkers is 198 pounds.
The Giants' first string backfield will be made up 
entirely of big, rangy men, unless Red Cagle, Army all-
American, is started in place of Shipwreck Kelly. Kelly's
work in the New York-Portsmouth game last week,
however, practically has assured him action during most
of the battle here. The Giant squad is not composed of
young men, the average age being about 27, a year
older than the Packers. Hap Moran, former Carnegie
Tech star and the outstanding backfield member last
season, is the oldest, being 31 years of age, although
he beats Hoge Workman, ex-Ohio State star, by only
two months. Workman played with Cleveland last year
after having been out of the game as an assistant
coach for the Buckeyes. The youngest member of the
Giants team is Lee (Brute) Mulleneaux, giant Arizona
fullback, whose backing up of the line has been the
sensation of early practice scrimmages
GREEN BAY PACKERS TO PLAY GIANTS SUNDAY
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay) - What is expected to be the
best game of the year will be offered here tomorrow
afternoon at the City stadium when the Packers and 
New York Giants battle in a National league game. The kickoff will be at 2 o'clock. The Giants, upset in the opening game by Portsmouth, will be set to throw everything they have at the Packers as they realize they must win to stay among the leaders in the fight for the National league championship. It will be the eighth meeting of the two teams in the series that dates back five years. Every game has been hard fought and bitter with neither team having a decided edge. Green Bay has won five of the battles with two going to the Giants...MANY NEW STARS: Despite the absence of Benny Friedman from the New York battlefront, the invaders are expected to be stronger than ever. A host of new men has been added to the squad of all-Americans who formed the team last year. The group includes some of the greatest performers of college elevens last year, probably the outstanding being Shipwreck Kelly, Kentucky speed demon who burned up southern football fields last year. With Kelly are such great backs as Haggerty, of Georgetown; Hoge Workman, Ohio State's outstanding passer and ball carrier of three years ago; Christian (Red) Cagle, one of the best backfield men who ever played at West Point and the only Army man in the country playing professional football; Tiny Feather and several others. Indications are that the Giants will fill the air with passes as they know the strength of Green Bay's line and the futility of trying to smash through it consistently. Cagle, Workman and Haggerty are among the best passers in eastern professional ranks...THREE GOOD ENDS: In Badgro, Flaherty and Campbell, the Giants have three of the best ends in the National circuit. Steven Owen, Grant and Irvin, a giant Texan, are outstanding tackles and Gibson, a guard, and Hein, a center, rate with the leading linemen of the circuit. Hein and Gibson played great games against the Packers last year, breaking up many plays both here and when the teams clashed in the east. Coach E.L. Lambeau is expected to open up with many new plays including a fast passing attack. The Bays have not made much use of the overhead game in early games but are expected to begin playing it more than the rest of the season. The fast elusive backfield men of the Packer squad are expected to see considerable action Sunday. McCrary, Blood, Englemann, Shelly and Herber, all adept at the open style of play, probably will see considerable action. The Fond du Lac fife and drum corps will be on hand to drill 
GREEN BAY POINTS FOR GAME SUNDAY WITH GIANT ELEVEN
SEPTEMBER 28 (Green Bay) - In pretty fair shape despite the bruising they received at the hands of Chicago's Bears last Sunday, the Packers were pointing today toward the protection of their 1932 undefeated record, as they prepared for the invasion of the New York Giants next Sunday. Extra sessions before the blackboard were ordered for the squad this week, as Coach E.L. Lambeau attempted to iron out the team's rough spots. Every Packer realized that the New York game is one of the very toughest on the schedule, and there was no trace of overconfidence as the big men groomed for the contest. All trains and buses leading into Green Bay over the weekend will feature special excursion rates, and the largest outside crowd in years is expected. Packer interest has spread through the northeastern Wisconsin area this year with its accustomed thoroughness, and all incoming trains Saturday and Sunday are expected to carry enthusiasts heading for City Stadium and the Giant-Packer clash...WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY: "The battle of the ends" is a phrase which is being used to build up interest in the weekend battle, as four of the greatest ends in the National league are slated to see action, probably all at the same time. The reputations of Nash, Dilweg, Badgro and Flaherty are well known to all Packer fans, and super wing play always may be counted upon when the four are featured in the same game. The Giants will arrive in Green Bay by mid-afternoon Saturday, and will be quartered at the Northwestern hotel. They will stay under cover until game time, as Coach Steve Owens believes in keeping his squad together before important engagements. There is none more important on the Giant 1932 schedule than the Packer mix. The element of pageantry, brought forth in many a recent Packer game, will be furthered ably by the crack Fond du Lac Legion fife and drum corps one of the finest organizations of its kind in the country, which will parade between halves. The Fond du Lac corps always puts on a snappy drill, and its appearance is regarded as a distinct feature of the contest...IN FAIR SHAPE: Three Chicagoans have been named by President Joe F. Carr, Columbus to officiate in the game. George Lawrie, familiar in Green Bay, will referee. Duncan Annan will umpire and Wilfred Smith again will serve as head linesman. Although they received a terrific battering last Sunday, the Packers lined up in fair shape this week, with an entirely different type of game ahead of them. The dreadnaughts usually take the background, and the speedsters are given their chance, in Green Bay-New York tilts. Plenty of wild play has been forecast with the famed Packer aerial attack coming out into the open for the first time this season. Heavy, bruising line plays will be substituted by open work in every quarter, according to students of the game who are familiar with both teams' style of play.
GIANTS AT CAMP
SEPTEMBER 28 (Magnetic Springs, OH) - Wilbur Wrightstown, New York Giants official who scouted last Sunday's game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers brought back a somewhat depressing report to the squad today, but stated that, if the New Yorkers play hard, determined football, they can expect to whip the Packers on their own field. "Green Bay looked great on defense," Wrightstown said,"but the Giants will have a chance to win on passes." The Giants were packing today, preparatory to entraining for Green Bay Friday.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - THE 20 PLAYER RULE
SEPTEMBER 28 (Green Bay) - Adoption of the rule allowing each club in the NFL to carry only 20 men after the third game means that it will be harder than ever this year for players to make the grade. It means that those who do earn permanent positions will have more work than their predecessors. The rule will not give the pros many men for substitutions. Nor will it prove popular to a team that is hard hit by injuries in the midst of a hot fight for the pennant. With the Packers the rule will force Coach Lambeau to cut six more men off his list. He already has trimmed three players from the squad, including the veteran Bo Molenda. Release of Molenda caused some surprise as he was one of the mainstays of the past three championship teams and many thought he had a year or more of good football left in him. However, much as we hate to see Bo leave, it isn't for us to question the coach's judgment. The job of cutting the squad is a thankless one at best, and Coach Lambeau's judgment can be relied upon...Indications are that the Packers, and other clubs too for that matter, will carry two complete sets of backs. That is one extra player for every backfield position. They couldn't very well get along with less than that number. With a regular lineup, one man for each position, and four extra backs, the Packers then would have only five reserve linemen to come within the limit of 20. We believe the logical division would be a reserve center, one reserve guard, one reserve tackle and two reserve ends. We don't know if that is the way Coach Lambeau is planning to divide his squad but it looks as good as any...You probably have heard many fans, and a few sports writers too, bewail the passing of Red Dunn from the Packers' ranks. "If only Red Dunn were in there to run the team," you probably heard many times. We are beginning to think that Dunn isn't missed as much as many are inclined to believe. You can't discount the fact that the redhead had few peers as a field general but there are other departments of the quarterback's job that are equally important. Many fans seem to have lost sight of them. Naturally the Packers are not going to get - for a few weeks at least - as good generalship from new quarterbacks as they did from the veteran Dunn. You can't step into this game and expect to be a perfect signal caller right at the outset. But the Packers are getting something more from the present quarterbacks than they got from Dunn. We contend this offsets whatever advantage Dunn may have given the team by his generalship. With any of the new men in the signal calling position the Packers are getting better blocking than they got with Dunn on the job. Red never was known for his blocking. Also with Grove or Herber returning punts the Packers are getting more yardage in the past of the game than ever before. Dunn wasn't effective in returning punts in recent years, as you probably remember. The psychological effect of having someone always harping that the quarterbacking isn't as good as it used to be, isn't the best thing for the club. Red was all right, but let's forget him. He's through now and it's the future that counts, not the past.
EXPECT KELLY TO STAR FOR GIANT ELEVEN
SEPTEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - Word received in Green Bay from Portsmouth, Ohio, where last Sunday the Spartans and New York Giants engaged in a football classic to launch their respective National league seasons, indicates that several men in the New York lineup will bear considerable watching when Giant faces Packer at City Stadium Sunday afternoon. The work of Shipwreck Kelly, in particular, received columns of space in the Portsmouth Times, which also devoted a few spots of ink in a vitrolic comment concerning the Packers, a team not so popular in Portsmouth. Kelly all but smashed the Spartan victory chances, according to the newspaper, which commented, in passing: "The size of the score, 7 to 0, was just as lethal as if it were 100 to 0, as the victory puts the Floodwall gang right alongside their old rivals, the Green Bay "Pikers". But out of the melee emerged an elusive Giant back, who long will be remembered by Portsmouth fans; Shipwreck Kelly. He pretty nigh wrecked the Spartan chances of victory. It was Shipwreck Kelly the Spartans beat, 7 to 0." Even disregarding the reference to the Packers, the Portsmouth paper stresses the threat lying in Kelly's triple threat activities, which for the past three seasons burned up the Southern Conference. Kelly will arrive with the Giants Friday afternoon, instead of Saturday as planned originally, as Owner Tim Mara decided to get his squad moving a little earlier, to have its members in all the better shape for Sunday's battle.
LEAVE FOR GREEN BAY
SEPTEMBER 29 (Magnetic Springs, OH) - Fourteen of
the 23 players who today left for Green Bay from the
training camp of the New York Giants were in the red,
white and blue regalia of the Mara-men last season.
Three of the newcomers are fresh from college ranks,
but the remaining six rookies have had a year or more
experience in pro competition. The New York Giants did
not make a better showing last season because of their
weakness in line reserves, and so now their forward wall
is bolstered with rugged, experienced men. In addition
to the all-star trio of Ray Flaherty, Morris Badgro and
Turtle Campbell on the wings, the Giants have six foot,
three inch Tiny Powell, who last season did not report
because he was too busy in the ring. Tex Irvin, a
teammate of Powell's at Davis-Elkins, is a newcomer at
tackle. The 235 pounder was rated one of the best in 
the circuit last season while with Providence. Posty
Jones is another newcomer, playing guard. The new
backfield talent includes Otto Vokaty and Hoge 
Workman, ex-Cleveland players, and Jack Hagerty, who
returns to the Giants after coaching Holy Cross.
SAME OLD STUFF FROM GREEN BAY
SEPTEMBER 30 (Portsmouth, OH) - The Green Bay
Packer management is up to its old tricks. In a big
advertisement sent out from that city this week, it said
that the Spartan victory over the New York Giants was
a rank fluke. In fact, it was due to a fumble in the last
quarter after the Giants had played all around the Clark
men. This story was evidently sent out to bolster the
attendance at the Packer-Giant game in Green Bay
Sunday. The fans up there don't like to see a team
trounced before it troops into the city. Fans who saw
the Spartans play rings around the Giants in Universal
stadium last Sunday will laugh at the story being
broadcast by the Packer owners. Word comes from
Magnetic Springs that the Giants are in fine fettle and left there today for Green Bay. Local fans will be pulling for the New York eleven to knock off the Packers.
PACKERS HAVE BEATEN RIVALS IN FIVE GAMES
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Although the Green
Bay Packers are just starting their fifth consecutive
season of competition with New York, already there has
grown up a distinctive spirit of competition between the
two teams. They have never played a tie contest; in 
their seven meetings the Packers have taken five wins,
while the Giants annexed the other two. When the Bays
and Giants clashed for the first time, at Green Bay in
1928, the decision went to the New Yorkers, 6 to 0. 
After Cal Hubbard, then starring at end for the Giants,
had captured a pass and galloped into scoring position,
ruining Larry Marks of the Packers along the way. Mule
Wilson, another ex-Packers, dashed over the line for
the only touchdown of the game. Later in the season,
however, the Packers picked up revenge, by edging out
the Giants, 7 to 0, in a historic contest at the Polo
Grounds. For the first time the metropolitan press 
awoke to the possibilities of the Green Bay team, as
Lewellen plunged over for the touchdown, and Red Dunn
booted the extra point...USED 11 MEN: When the 
teams met at New York for the only game of the 1929 season, the Packers sewed up the National league pennant by trouncing their rivals, 20 to 6. The Packers used by 11 men up to the last minutes of the game when Minnick was substituted for Bowdoin. Touchdowns were made by McCrary, Molenda and Blood for Green Bay, and Plansky for New York. Molenda also connected for two goal kicks. "On Wisconsin' again became the favorite topic of New York sport writers. In 1930, with the Packers on their way to a second championship, the teams broke even in their home-and-home series. At Green Bay the Packers won, 14 to 7, on touchdowns by Nash and Blood, and extra points by the ever-reliable Dunn. The Giants picked up their points on Sedbrook's touchdown on Friedman's pass, and Benny's extra point. In the New York game, the Giants edged out the Packers, 13 to 6. The Giants scored in the second period on Badgro's touchdown after a pass, and both teams counted in the third period, Friedman for New York and Lewellen for Green Bay. Friedman also nailed the extra point...TAKE BOTH GAMES: Last season the series went to Green Bay with a vengeance. At City stadium, the Packers wrecked the Giants, 27 to 7, by using a super-offense which functioned 100 percent. Lewellen raced over the line twice for Green Bay, and other touchdowns were made by Englemann and Blood. Dunn kicked three extra points for the Bays, and Moran booted another after Flaherty's touchdown in the fourth quarter. At New York, Hank Bruder went wild and personally supervised a 14 to 10 victory for Green Bay. The New York papers are still talking about him. Blood and Bruder scored touchdowns for the winners and Moran made one for the Giants. Dunn kicked two extra points and Moran counted with one, in addition to a field goal.
​NEW YORK WILL SEEK TO RUIN TITLE CHANCES
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Despite the fact that
Green Bay football crowds have been inured to super
exhibitions of the game since the Packer fought their
way onto championship row in the National league,
Sunday's battle between the Bays and the New York
Giants is rated as a gridiron "natural". For one thing, it
will bring together the John McGraw and Connie Mack
of the professional football world - Steve Owen of the
Giants and Curly Lambeau of the Packers, who will
have opportunities to do their master minding right out
in front of everybody at City stadium. A capacity crowd
is expected to witness this combat of wits, which
probably will play as great a part in the outcome as 
much of the brute struggling between the opposing goal
posts. New York is bringing to Green Bay her best in
football talent, but the rival coaches will spend the 
better part of the afternoon in trying to outguess each
other...SEE GREAT ENDS: Spectators who enjoy 
perfect football will have the opportunity to see four of
the greatest ends ever to play the game in action, all at
the same time. They are, as every student of the pro
game is aware, Lavern Dilweg and Tom Nash of the
Packers, and Morris Badgro and Ray (Red) Flaherty of
the Giants. Packer fans need no introduction to Nash
and Dilweg, rated the most reliable wingmen the Bays
ever possessed. Badgro, who in addition to nearly
everyone else on the New York squad is nicknamed 
"Red", weighs 190 pounds and stands six feet one inch
in height. He played his undergraduate football at the 
University of Southern California and makes his home in
Kent, Washington. Badgro is playing his third year with
the Giants, and is known as a great end. Flaherty is a
Gonzaga man, stands as high as Badgro and weighs
187. He was former head coach at Gonzaga, and is
playing his fourth year with New York. He is part owner
of a sporting good store at Spokane, Washington, and
formerly played baseball with the Boston Braves...
LOOKS LIKE NASH: Not that these ends represent the
ultimate in the Giants' roster. New York is bringing a
brilliant set of backs to match the efforts of Lewellen,
Hinkle, Bruder, Herber, Fitzgibbons, Grove, Englemann,
O'Boyle, Shelly, Blood and the rest of the Packers.
Fans will remember the black haired Burnett, who
greatly remembers Tommy Nash, but who plays in the
backfield. Then there is Hap Moran, Chris Cagle, Tiny
Feather and a variety of other familiar names, all of 
whom have added a distinct note of rough competition
to past New York-Green Bay games. The Giants have 
not scored a victory over the Packers since 1930, when
they dumped the pennant bound Bays, 13 to 6, at New
York. Last season the Packers romped to a pair of wins
although it took a lot of pile driving by Bruder before the
contest in New York was annexed, 14 to 10. The kickoff
​will be set for 2 o'clock, and, as a special feature, the
Fond du Lac Legion drum corps will parade between
halves. Three Chicago officials have been assigned to 
the Packer-Giant game by President Joe F. Carr. They
are George Lawrie, referee; Duncan Annan, umpire, and
Wilfred Smith, head linesman.
FOOTBALL IN COLLEGE STYLE, PACKERS' MOTTO
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Football in the college
style is one of the reasons why the Packers have had
so much success in the last three years. Members of
the team have their own quarters for training purposes
and "skull practice" rooms. One practice a day is the
rule and blackboard talks are held twice weekly. All
members of the team are residents of the city during
the season and some of them remain in the city the 
year round.
​WISCONSIN FANS WILL FLOCK HERE ON SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - With all railroads and
bus lines operating out of this city announcing special
excursion rates for Sunday, grid fans from every section
of the state will pour into Green Bay to witness the
Packer-Giant struggle. Most of the lines are engaging
additional facilities to accommodate the influx of visitors
and are making every effort possible to enable their
patrons to secure excellent accommodations during
their sojourn in Green Bay. The officials of the lines have
offered their services in helping the incoming fans to
obtain tickets for the contest, and in making restaurant
reservations for the day of the game.
OWEN ENDS ACTIVE SERVICE TO COACH TEAM
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Steve Owen, husky 
coach of the New York Giants, is playing a new role this
season. The stocky tackle, whose line play made him 
an all-league selection on several occasions, is through
with his playing day and will devote himself strictly to
coaching now. Owen, like Curly Lambeau, tutor of the
Packers, is a graduate of the professional ranks of coaching and not like most of the National league coaches this season who turned to the pro game after making a reputation as a college coach. Last year was Owen's first as a coach and he also did considerable playing. He succeeded Roy Andrews as tutor of the Giants and in his first season, despite a lack of seasoned line reserves, the Mara outfit was the best team in the east in the 1931 campaign. Owen has had full sway in gathering this men this summer and the team which represents the Giants is strictly his own, so that he expects a much stronger eleven. The 255 pounder, whose jersey No. 55 was a familiar sign to league followers as a member of Detroit and N.Y. Giants for the past six years, is a graduate of Phillips university, and with his brother, Bill, who is still playing tackle, form the only brother combination in the circuit. Steve spends his summer now as a foreman in a coal yard, while brother Bill returns home to Oklahoma to continue his duties as an undertaker, when the season is over.
PACKERS NEVER CANCEL GAME BECAUSE OF RAIN
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - One of the staunchest policies of the Packer management during the long years of the team's existence, and one which will ease the minds of all Packer fans who come long distances to the local's home contests intending to see the national champions in action, is the Bays' practice of never calling off a game because of rain. The Packers adopted the policy many years back in order that grid followers who invade the home of the champions will not be disappointed on the afternoon of the struggles. Instead, the football corporation has chosen to absorb the loss which is occasioned by the decreased attendance at rainy day tilts, to put the games on as scheduled and retain the confidence of the public.
MR. SHELLY, LATE OF TEXAS, RIGHT AT HOME ON GRIDIRON
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Off the field this man Shelly is a quiet ex-citizen of Texas with a a typical Texas drawl, but on the field it is something else again, as he throws his 192 pounds into the line or fades back to flip one of those well aimed passes that bothered the Packers so much in the games with Providence last fall. Don't fool yourself! Dexter Shelly doesn't run around like a wild man while on the street, but put him into a football uniform, show him a set of goal posts, and then step back where you won't get hit. Out there with the Packers Sunday afternoons between the hours of 2 and 5 o'clock, Dexter Shelly promises to show Packer opponents plenty about the game of football. Shelly played high school football at Austin, Texas, later attended Terrill preparatory school at Dallas, and finally went to the University of Texas, where he played three years and was elected captain in his final year. In his first and third years as a varsity man Shelly played on championship teams...PLAYED WITH ROLLERS: In the spring of 1931 the Providence Steam Rollers saw the name, Dexter Shelly, on one of their contracts, and last fall the young Texan trotted forth as a member of the Steam Roller aggregation. Among his playmates at the time was Oran Pape, a former Packers, and now with the newly organized Boston team in the league. Shelly threw the ball all over the lot into the waiting arms of his comrades, among them Rose, giant end, who this year is also with the Green Bay champions. Sport writers took notice of the brilliant work of the young backfield star and it wasn't long before he had built up quite a reputation as a backfield ace. His work in the Packer-Providence game here last fall proved to the "hard to be shown" Packer fans that the eastern writers were no slouches when they termed Shelly one of the finds of the season. Shelly likes Green Bay. He finds the spirit on the Packer team a real spirit that makes the boys go out and play their heads off to win. Here the old heads help the new men, and there isn't any jealousy among the vets and the rookies. He likes that cooperative attitude because he says that it helps to build up a spirit on a professional team, a spirit that once sport writers said was impossible to instill in a group of men playing football for money.
PLAY TOUCH FOOTBALL
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - At Providence the team practices in the morning, much as the Packers do here, with a game of touch football worked in with the regular signal calling drills. Here the men under the director of coach E.L. Lambeau who knows his football. At Providence there wasn't quite the same attitude with the players telling the coach about their pet plays, the result being that there wasn't just the organization the Packers boast.
SEVEN MARRIED MEN ON ROSTER OF GIANT TEAM
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - Professional football is becoming more stabilized each year, judging by the New York football Giants' squad. Among the 23 players who reported to the training camp at Magnetic Springs this fall were no less than seven married men. In addition most of the players reported that they had more or less permanent occupations outside of their football activities. While it is not a type of work that appeals to most people, undertaking is popular with the Giants for there are two of the players, Bill Owen and Tiny Powell, who do this in the offseason. Butch Gibson is the leading scholar of the team, despite the uncultured nickname and his ability to rip decks of playing cards into sixteenths in his hands. Butch is a fullfledged professor of mathematics and has a book on the subject to his credit. Tom Jones is an umpire, Sunny Munday drives a bus, several have coaching jobs and act as athletic directors at summer camps, while Len Grant is employed in a garage, as are several of the other players. Jack Hagerty works as an order clerk in a brokerage house, Red Cagle spent the summer on the Pacific coast making movies, while Les Caywood work in the oil fields of Oklahoma, and Dade Burnett puts in his time as a lifeguard during the summer.
HOME SCHEDULE PROVIDES MAJOR GAME EACH WEEK
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - "Every game a major game" was apparently the motto of the Packer officials this year in arranging the home schedule of the national champions. Disregarding the fact that Coach Lambeau's charges will have to fight at top form for several weeks in succession to maintain their position at the top of the league race the Packer management has scheduled all of the outstanding contenders for championship honors in the circuit to appear at City stadium on successive Sundays. After "tasting Bear meat" last week, the Big Bay Blues will face the New York Giants next weekend, and then adding an apparently suicidal touch, the locals will take the much-publicized Portsmouth aggregation Oct. 9. On the next Sunday, the Packers will take leave of the Green Bay people for one week to play the first of the two Bear games scheduled at Chicago this fall. Coach Bennie Friedman's rejuvenated Brooklyn organization will act as welcoming committee for the champions on their return from the Windy City, meeting the Bays Oct. 23. One week later Stapleton will help the Packers ring down the curtain on the home season.
YEARS MAKE NO DIFFERENCE TO OLDEST BOOSTER
SEPTEMBER 30 (Green Bay) - One ordinarily associates advanced years with easy chairs, inactivity and waning interest in affairs of the world, but one makes a serious mistake in supposing that the more than three score years of David A. Graham, proprietor of the Green Bay Auto Top Shop, are to be taken as an indication of these. For Mr. Graham, who came to Green Bay in 1913, has been since that time not only an ardent Packer fan, but a member of the Green Bay Football corporation, and a member of the board of directors of the Green Sox of the Fox River Valley league. He is, all in all, as enthusiastic a sport fan as is to be found in the city, and as energetic a worker for the promotion of sports. When a worthy project in the field of athletics needs boosting, Mr. Graham is ready to boost, by his personal subscription to tickets, and by his work in promotion of the event...MISSES NO GAMES: Mr. Graham's interest in sports, developed at an early age, is as keen as it was when he was a boy. He hasn't missed a Packer home game since he came to Green Bay, and many times he's traveled out of the city with the team to watch its conquests in other quarters. He recalled the early Packer games with a thrill, and although admitting that the caliber of the present organization is far superior to that of the earlier days, maintains that the old games were as interesting to watch, and that the thrill of victory was as keen. "The Packers are going to win another pennant this year," he told a Press-Gazette reporter. "They're better than ever, and Curly Lambeau is doing as good a job as coaching and management as usual. He knows how to use his men and when to use them, and with the material he has this year another championship is coming to Green Bay." He is still active in his business, and during baseball season is busy with the affairs of the Green Sox. During the past season, he attended every game played by the Green Bay team, home and way, and his enthusiasm was evident again as he declared that the Green Sox were set to take the championship of the Valley league again next year.
between halves of the game. Boy Scouts of Green Bay will also perform during the intermission.
MOLENDA WITH GIANTS
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay) - Bo Molenda, veteran Packer fullback who was released early this week, today was signed by the New York Giants and practiced with the team in preparation for tomorrow's battle against the Packers here. Molenda is expected to see service in the game here. The Giant team arrived last night and Coach Steve Owen lost no time getting Molenda signed to a contract as he believes he will strengthen the team both on offense and defense.
PACKERS, GIANTS WILL OPEN UP IN SUNDAY'S BATTLE
OCTOBER 1 (Green Bay) - Plenty of brilliant open football is looked for Sunday when the New York Giants and the Packers, both ranking teams in the National Professional Football league the past few years, mix at the City Stadium. Although Packer-Giant games are as well fought as any other on the Packer schedule, it is a different style of play than featured in the Packer-Bear games for instance. Plenty of end runs, broken field dashes and forward passes are looked for this weekend when the old rivals clash in their first meeting of the year. With such backs as Shipwreck Kelly, formerly a star at Kentucky; Chris Cagle, West Point's all-American contribution to the Giants' roster, and others of equal ability, the Giants are expected to present one of the fastest running and passing attacks that will be seen here this season. In Haggerty and Workman the Giants have two fine quarterbacks who know just how to get the most out of any team. Although the Giant line was not so strong last season as some of the other professional forward walls, the team has been strengthened in the front rank this year and they will present a hefty set of linemen to open up holes for their rapid-fire backs. The Packers are expected to counter with speed merchants and forward pass artists such Englemann and Blood, who in addition to McCrary at fullback, will give the powerful champions a speedy set of ball carriers in their own right. All Packer-Giant games have been thrillers from the first whistle to the very last minute of play, and the Giants who have on several instances proved stepping stones for the Packer on their championship marches, promise to shoot the works this Sunday in order to give the Badger team its first home defeat since October 1928.
PACKERS AND NEW YORK GIANTS RENEW FEUD IN GREEN BAY
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay) - With one victory and one tie game on their record this season. Green Bay's Packers will face another tough foe Sunday afternoon in Steve Owen's New York Giants. Like the Chicago Bears, the Giants are one of the bitterest of Green Bay's rivals. It is always a dog fight when they meet and Sunday's game should not be any exception. If the history of the game reveals anything, it should be a battle of open football. Unlike the Bears, who lean toward power football, the Giants always come up with a flashy tricky open attack. They have two of the best ends in the league, Badgro and Flaherty, and they use them to excellent advantage in their passing game. Benny Friedman, Michigan's old star, is no longer with the club - he has bought the Brooklyn franchise...but except for him, it is the same lineup that played up here last year, augmented by a number of new stars. It includes Shipwreck Kelly, star of the 7 to 0 defeat at Portsmouth hands last week; Red Cagle, the old Army hero; Moran, Burnett, Gibson and Munday. With an open game in prospect, Coach Curly Lambeau will probably give his dreadnaughts something of a rest and put in his lightning backfield that includes Johnny Blood, who did not see any action against the Bears a week ago and McCrary. The line will remain intact.