NEWS AND NOTES
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay) - An excellent show was presented between halves by several military units. The Fond du Lac Five and Drum corps, the Beaver Dam Legion band, Green Bay Legion band and local Boy Scouts took part in the ceremony. The units offered short concerts and drills and then joined in a group to present an imposing picture...The pass which Dilweg caught late in the game that brought a touchdown was as pretty a play as has been seen in a long time. Dilweg went out like a flash, then leaped high in the air to bring it down the ball. He would have scored if Hein and Cagle had not caught him from the side and knocked him out of bounds...The axe falls on some of the Packers this week as Coach Lambeau must trim the squad to conform with National league rules. Speculation is rife as to who will be released. The coach has not yet announced, or definitely decided who
will go...Before the game was five minutes old there had
been four fumbles, something unusual for a professional
encounter. Both teams fumbled twice and opponents
recovered. After the first period there was only one
misplay that cost possession of the ball...Bo Molenda,
who played with the Packers five years and was signed
with the Giants this week, was on the New York bench
but not in uniform. He has not had a chance to become
familiar with their signals...It was a perfect day for
football with little sun after the first half to shine into the
eyes of fans in the north stands. The only complaint
from a players' standpoint was that it was a little too
warm...Fitzgibbons continue to star as a blocker. He
executed a number of blocks that gave the Packers
many yards...Every Packer player got into the game at
one period or another. No one played the entire game.
Late in the first quarter Coach Lambeau sent in 11 men
at one time...The Packers huddled part of the game,
but in the fourth period they went back to calling signals
with key numbers...This Moran could do everything well.
He is a great defensive players, and can punt, pass,
block and run.
OCTOBER 4 (New York) - Brooklyn and Green Bay are
sharing the lead in the NFL race as it enters the third
week, with Benny Friedman's Dodgers holding a clear
lead on the offensive strength, gaining 440 yards in two
CARDS BORROW SHELLEY
OCTOBER 4 (Green Bay) - Dexter Shelley, halfback
from Texas, has been loaned to the Chicago Cardinals
for the remainder of the 1932 season, according to an
announcement by Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers.
Clyde Van Sickle, Arkansas, and Marger Apsit, U.S.C.
halfback, have been released by the Packers. The three
players were first year gridders with the Packers but all
had previous professional experience. Shelley played
with Providence in 1931 while Van Sickle and Apsit saw
service with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets.
PORTSMOUTH TO FACE GREEN BAY SUNDAY
OCTOBER 4 (Portsmouth) - Led by Earl (Dutch) Clark
all-American professional quarterback, the greatest
team yet to represent Portsmouth prepared today for a
Wisconsin invasion, which will end at Green Bay next
Sunday afternoon in a battle for first place in the NFL.
The Spartans of 1932 are featuring all the stars of last
year's team, which placed second to Green Bay in the
professional loop, and in addition have picked up some
promising new threat. To add to these threats, the
Spartans add to these threats, the Spartans carry with
them the conviction that the Packers slipped out of a
game here last December, which if played and won by
Portsmouth would have placed Coach Potsie Clark's
club in a tie with Green Bay for the title..."PIKERS",
"CHEESE CHAMPIONS": Fans in the Portsmouth
sector of southern Ohio are still openly hostile to the
Bay team and the Packers, down here, are called the
"Pikers" and "cheese champions". The Spartans are
undefeated so far. The team opened its season with a
33 to 0 conquest of Grand Rapids, edged out the New
York Giants 7 to 0, and then fought the rejuvenated
Cardinals to a 7-all tie. Perhaps the best known players
of the Spartan array are Wilson, Clark, Lumpkin,
McKalip and Presnell, all of whom have made the
rounds of professional football circles. ...STAR IN
BROKEN FIELD: Clark earned all-American honors last
fall in his first year out of college, and this season he
has continued his fine work at quarterback. He is
recognized for his uncanny ability to call the right
signals at the right time, and is regarded as the best
broken field runner in the NFL. The redoubtable Roy
(Father) Lumpkin, known wherever football fans meet as
the "rambling wreck from Georgia Tech", is having
another great season, his third with Portsmouth. He is
a 213-pound fullback, plays without a headgear and is a
terror at hitting the line. Glenn Presnell, 193-pound
halfback, is outstanding as a passer and ball carrier.
He is serving his second season with the Spartans,
prior to which he played with the famed Ironton Tanks.
Last year he was selected for the second all-America
pro team...MCKALIP IS "PASS HAWK": William
McKlip, who was placed at end on the same mythical
team as Presnell last season, is playing his second
season with the Spartans. He is regarded as a "pass
hawk", having no equals in the business of snaring off
overheads. One Portsmouth player in particular will be
no stranger to the Green Bay crowd. Fay (Mule) Wilson
played with the Packers in 1931 and before that worked
several seasons for the New York Giants. The Spartans
are using him at fullback. These are a few of the more
widely publicized Portsmouth players, although they
represent only a portion of the Spartan offense and
defense, which are calculated to upset the Packers Sunday afternoon...CAVOSIE FROM IRONWOOD: Among the backfield men who will get into action Sunday will be Ace (Gus) Gutowsky, halfback, who broke his leg in the first game with the New York Giants last year, but is making a strong comeback; John Cavosie, fullback, of Ironwood, Mich., who is fresh from a Michigan lumber camp; and Gene Alford, of Texas Tech, another Ironton veteran who plays halfback for Portsmouth. The Spartans boast another member of the first all-America team in George (Chris) Christensen, former of Oregon, who was named for a tackle berth last season. This is his second season with the Spartans, and during his offtime he serves as forest ranger in Oregon for Uncle Sam. The rest of the line includes Ambrose Rachner, Indiana tackle; Morris Bedenger, 211-pound Tulane tackle; Raymond Davis, 224-pound Harvard college guard; Danny McMullen, 242-pounder from Nebraska; Robert Armstrong, 229-pound Missouri tackle and guard; Harry Ebding, St. Mary's university end who was considered one of the National league's best wingmen last year; Clare Randolph, husky Indiana center who graduated with honors from Notre Dame and played last season with the Cardinals; Grove (Ox) Emerson, Texas guard who is rated one of the scrappiest in football; John Wager, center and guard of Carthage college; and Granville Mitchell, husky end of Davis-Elkins.
80-YEAR OLD KEWAUNEE RESIDENT PACKER FAN
OCTOBER 4 (Kewaunee) - Frank Hamachek, Sr., who will have reached the age of 80 yards at his next birthday, is still an ardent Packer fan. Mr. Hamachek attended the Packer-Giant game on Sunday, and has been attending the games since the Packers organized. He still claims, however, that the Packers would be improved a good deal if they had the services of Eddie Kotal. Mr. Hamachek firmly believes that Kotal was one of the best open field runners ever to wear a Packer uniform.
PACKER-PORTSMOUTH GAME EXPECTED TO DRAW LARGE CROWD
OCTOBER 5 (Green Bay) - One of the largest crowds that ever witnessed a professional game in Green Bay is expected to be on hand Sunday afternoon at the City Stadium when the Packers meet the Portsmouth Spartans in a "grudge" battle. Since last December when Portsmouth attempted to picture the Green Bay club as "Pikers", the feud has been on, and it looks as though every gridiron fan within a radius of several hundred miles is planning to come here for the argument...HEAVY TICKET DEMAND: According to E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the Packer ticket sales department, the demand for seats is nearly as heavy as the rush for the Bear game tickets. Out-of-town orders are far above normal and the ticket selling places in Green Bay are reporting brisk business. All the railroads are running football excursions to Green Bay this Sunday and reduced fares also prevail on the bus lines. Wisconsin Rapids has asked for a block of 200 seats. The Wisconsin Rapids High School band will furnish musical entertainment between halves. This is a crack organization, 80 strong...SEVERAL SCHOOL SQUADS: Several high school football squads from neighboring cities will also be present at the game. The Packer management offers cut rates to the scholastic gridiron squads and many coaches are jumping at the chance to let their boys get a glimpse at the Packers in action. The Packer squad came out of the battle with the New York Giants in good condition. Some of the players are still ailing with sore muscles but Coach E.L. Lambeau expects to have his squad fit for the fray. The national champions will be tuned up to a high pitch for the clash as it is the one game on the schedule that Coach Lambeau wants to win above all others. Intensive practice is the rule all week.
EN ROUTE THURSDAY
OCTOBER 5 (Portsmouth) - Starting a road trip which will carry them around the National league circuit, the Portsmouth Spartans leave here Thursday afternoon for Green Bay, where on Sunday they will tackle the champion Packers. Coach Potsy Clark will take a squad of 20 players to Green Bay. Vice president Harry T. Snyder and several other executives of the Portsmouth team will accompany the squad on the crucial Wisconsin invasion. The list of Spartan players is: Ambrose Recher, Morris Bodenger, Raymond Davis, Dan McMullen, Earl Clark, Glenn Presnell, Gene Alford, George Christensen, Robert Armstrong, Harvey Ebding, Roy Lumpkin, Clare Randolph, Gus Gutowsky, John Cavosie, Grover Emerson, Fay Wilson, John Wager, William McKalip, Granville Mitchell. Portsmouth will arrive in Chicago Friday morning and arrangements have been made to work out at the Mills Stadium. They resume their trip to Green Bay in the afternoon over the Northwestern and will reach the home of the national champions at 8:30 Friday night.
HARRIS TO REFEREE
OCTOBER 5 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe F. Carr of the NFL has assigned H.H. (Bunk) Harris of Duluth to referee the game at Green Bay this Sunday between the Packers and Portsmouth Spartans. Working with Harris will be George Lawrie, Chicago, umpire, and Richard Erdlitz, Oshkosh, head linesman.