OCTOBER 12 (Columbus, OH) - A telegraphic poll has been ordered by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL on the proposal of George P. Marshall of the Boston Braves that the circuit rescind the 20 player rule which was rushed through at the Atlantic City, N.J. meeting in July and return to the former regulation which allowed each club to have 22 eligible players in uniform. The Boston magnate demanded immediate action on the proposed rule change so President Carr, after conferring with members of his executive committee over long distance telephone, forwarded wires to each of the clubs asking them to cast a telegraphic ballot so that it would reach the league headquarters not later than Thursday morning. If the poll is favorable for a return to the 22 player limit, it is understood that President Carr will make the revised ruling effective immediately so that it will be in force for next Sunday's game. Unofficially, it is known that besides Boston, the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Brooklyn Dodgers are in favor of the increased player limit. There was no indication at league headquarters about the stand of the Staten Island, Chicago Cardinal and Portsmouth Spartan teams.
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay) - "Green Bay votes most emphatically yes." This was the text of the telegram Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers sent to Joseph F. Carr, president of the NFL, in response to his query for Green Bay's attitude on the proposal to raise the player limit to 22. "We fought this 20-player regulation," said Lambeau, "at the Atlantic City meeting after it was railroaded through one of the evening sessions with but a bare majority of the clubs represented. When the motion was passed, Green Bay, Chicago Bears and New York representatives were in a 'huddle' outside the meeting room about the schedule. It is my experience that a coach should have two complete squads of players to carry out a professional football game successfully and it would be 'near suicide' for any team to undertake a long road trip with but only 20 players eligible to play. From information that we have on hand, we feel reasonably certain that the 20-player limit will be sidetracked and I
am already planning to have 22 players in uniform for
the Bear game in Chicago Sunday."
OCTOBER 12 (Columbus, OH) - Jack Grossman, back
from Brooklyn, increased his lead in the field of 
individual scoring over the weekend as National league
teams played another round of games in quest for the
championship. Grossman scored a touchdown against
Stapleton to increase his total to four this season. Hank
Bruder, Green Bay Packer star, although not counting
any points, held his second place berth with 12 points.
Clark, sensational Portsmouth field general, rang up a
field goal and a kick after touchdown to take third place
with 11 points. Six out of the 18 scorers in the league
are members of the Packer team, showing that the 
three time championship squad has a versatile
aggregation on the field again this season.
SEPTEMBER 12 (Chicago) - Professional football fans
here are displaying their usual keen interest in next
Sunday's game between the Bears and the Green Bay
Packers, champions of the National league. George S.
Halas, president of the Bears, expects more than
20,000 fans at the struggle at Wrigley field. Although
the Packers will play here twice this season, it is the 
first game which always attracts the most interest. Last
year the Packers won, 6 to 2, but it took Michalske's
long touchdown dash after a pass interception to turn
the trick. Coach Ralph Jones is working his club twice
daily to time up its offense. The Bears haven't scored a
point in three league contests to date, having held the
Packers, Staten Islanders and Cardinals to scoreless
ties in consecutive encounters.
OCTOBER 12 (Chicago) - Coach Ralph Jones is 
grooming two new Bear halfbacks to replace Red Grange Sunday when the Green Bay Packers come to Wrigley Field. They are Sisk and Corbett. Sisk probably will start with Corbett relieving him. It will be the first time Corbett and Sisk have faced professional veterans as Dilweg, Lewellen, Blood, Michalske, Nash, Stahlman, Earpe, Hubbard, Comstock, Bruder and others who have kept the Packers at the top of the NFL for three years...PUNTING DUEL IMMINENT: Punting has been important item in previous games between the Bears and Packers and Sunday undoubtedly will be no exception. In Nesbitt the Bears have one of the outstanding punters in the league. He will be competing against Verne Lewellen  and Clark Hinkle, a newcomer from Bucknell. First place in the NFL will be at stake. Both teams are undefeated. The Bears have played ties in their three games, while the Packers have won three and tied one. Thus defeat Sunday will mean stepping down, as the Bears and Packers are the only league members undefeated...PACKERS BRING BAND: Special trains will bring Packer fans and a band from Green Bay and other parts of Wisconsin. It is expected that 6,000 will make the trip from Wisconsin.
OCTOBER 13 (Columbus, OH) - The player limit of NFL teams has been raised to 22 eligibles, according to President Joseph F. Carr, who conducted a telegraphic vote on the proposal to increase size of the squads from 20 to 22. The new rule will be effective in Sunday's games. The vote was 6 to 2. President Carr did not give out the ballot by clubs.
OCTOBER 13 (Chicago) - Among the thousands of spectators who will witness the Chicago Bear-Green Bay Packer game at Wrigley field on Sunday will be Pres. Joseph F. Carr of the NFL. He is coming here from Columbus, O., with a party of football writers. George S. Halas, head of the Chicago Bears, is making arrangements to handle one of the largest crowds that ever witnessed a professional football game in Chicago. The advance seat sale has already hit a high mark and each mail brings in a flood of reservation requests from all over the middle west...RAILS RUNNING EXCURSIONS: A number of the railroads are running weekend excursions into Chicago and the invasion of football fans is expected to be much heavier than usual. From a Wisconsin angle the game will be covered from a newspaper point of view by reports from some twenty papers of the state. James Karch, Columbus, O., has been named to referee the game by President Carr while Ray Elliott, Fort Wayne, Ind., is to umpire. Wilfred Smith, sport writer for a Chicago newspaper, has been assigned the head linesman's job.
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay) - An annual event which invariably lowers temporarily the population of Green Bay will take place Sunday afternoon, when the Packers face the Chicago Bears in the second of their three-game series at Wrigley field. As usual, a general influx of Green Bay fans will invade Chicago, as the Packer-Bear contest provides a great weekend vacation opportunity. Excursion round-trip rates on both railroads leading to Chicago are being offered and many fans are expected to ride the rails at "bargain day" prices while others will drive to the Illinois metropolis. The Packer team will leave Green Bay Saturday at 12:30 p.m., in a special parlor car attached to Milwaukee road train No. 46. They will reach Chicago at 5:45 o'clock and will head directly to the Knickerbocker hotel, East Walton place, which will serve as the Green Bay headquarters. This is the same hotel at which the Packers stopped in Chicago last season...TICKETS ON SALE HERE: A block of Bear game tickets has been placed on sale at the Packer ticket office in the Columbus Community club, and a special section for Green Bay rooters will be provided Sunday afternoon at Wrigley field. A hundred of the $1.65 seats were received from the Bear management this morning and put on sale immediately. A brisk sale for the $2.20 box seats also is reported by E.A. Spachmann of the Packer ticket department. The Green Bay team is in fine shape for its first out-of-town game, and indications are that plenty of fight will be available for the 2:15 o'clock Sunday kickoff. The Packers are inclined to doubt the "bear" stories which have been circulating, particularly those involved Harold (Red) Grange. Although Grange allegedly incurred a dislocated shoulder in the Cardinal-Bear tilt last Sunday, the Bays think that the injury was exaggerated, and that
the Illinois redhead will see action next Sunday.
OCTOBER 13 (Columbus, OH) - Green Bay's Packers,
with four league games out of the way, lead the way in
team scoring in the NFL. The Packers, in the four 
contests, have amassed a total of 43 points. Brooklyn
trails in second place with 27 points scored in three
games, and Portsmouth is third with 24 points, also
scored in three games. In the defensive record the 
Chicago Bears hold the unique distinction of holding 
their opponents scoreless in three league games but as
the Bruins haven't as yet broke into the scoring column
their defensive record isn't anything to enthuse about.
One eastern sport writer has termed Coach Ralph
Jones' team the scoreless wonders. Only seven points
have been tallied against the Brooklyn team in three
games. The New York Giants have 34 points scored
against them in three games to make their record the
worst defensively in the league.
OCTOBER 13 (Chicago) - A crowd of at least 20,000
will see the Chicago Bears play the Green Bay Packers
Sunday at Wrigley field in their second meeting of the
NFL season, reservations indicated yesterday. The two
teams met in Green Bay on Sept. 25, and a capacity
crowd of 14,000 saw the teams play to a scoreless tie.
That result, coupled with the fact that the winner on
Sunday will gain undisputed hold on first place, is
expected to attract 6,000 fans from Wisconsin and a
record professional crowd for the season. The Packers
enter Sunday's game with an edge in games won and
lost in the series. Since they first met in 1921, Green
Bay has won eleven, the Bears nine and four have
ended in ties...RELY ON VETERANS: The Packers
have won most of their victories since 1928. Starting off
that year with a 12 to 12 tie, Green Bay won nine of the
thirteen games played. Two were ties. The Bears won the
last game in 1930, 21 to 0, and the last one last year, 7
to 6. Several new Packers will be making their Chicago
pro debut in the game, but the old guard doubtless will be
called upon to carry the burden. This means the same
men who have repeatedly thwarted the Bears' efforts to 
win the pennant in the last four seasons will play Sunday.
They are Jugger Earpe, who has been with the club for 11
years as a tackle; Johnny Blood, Paul Fitzgibbons, Lavvie
Dilweg, Verne Lewellen, Claude Perry, Wuert Englemann,
Augie Michalske, Tommy Nash, Cal Hubbard and Rudy
Comstock...BOTH GET NEW MEN: Both clubs have
endeavored to secure additional strength by replacing
veterans with fresh material. In their respect the Bears
have profited most through such finds as Hewitt, Miller,
Engebretsen, Bergerson, Corbett, Sisk and Ely. The
Packers have added Zeller, Indiana; Rose, Texas; Hinkle,
Bucknell; Peterson, Texas, and Bultman, Marquette.
Hinkle in particular proved his worth in the four games
played by the Packers. He is a fullback who can run,
punt and pass.
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's great pro football
team, seeking its fourth straight consecutive NFL pennant
entrained at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon for Chicago, where
at Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon the Packers and Bears
will renew their 11-year old rivalry. Twenty-four times have
the two teams met since 1921. The Packers have won 11
of these contests, the Bears have taken nine, and four have ended in tie decisions. The last knotted count was run off early this season at Green Bay, when in a powerful display of defensive football, the teams battled for 60 minutes waiting for a break that didn't come - and ended in a scoreless tie...STOP AT KNICKERBOCKER HOTEL: The Milwaukee road train carrying the Packers and a number of football fans will arrive in Chicago at 5:45 o'clock. The squad immediately will be transferred to the Knickerbocker hotel, which will serve as football headquarters for the weekend. George Halas, Bear official, has stated that one of the largest crowds ever to witness a professional football game in Chicago will be on hand. Interest in the duel has been running high all week in Chicago, whetted by the sensational battle for first place which the Packers staged against the Spartans last Sunday...NO MAJOR INJURIES: With his player limit enlarged to 22 by President Joe F. Carr's ruling, Coach Lambeau plans to shoot the works in an attempt to nail Sunday's game. The ruling means that two extra Packer players, barred last week, will see service in an attempt to stem the onrushes of the heavy Bear backfield men. Extra blackboard talks were placed on the practice schedule of the Packers this week. Coach Lambeau checked up on his player' injuries, and found that again the team escaped with but minor bruises during their fourth league contest, which moved them into undisputed possession of the circuit leadership. If the Bears win Sunday, they will attain a percentage of 1.000, and thus will shove the Packers back into second place. If the Packers win, a most dangerous enemy will be disposed of.
OCTOBER 14 (Chicago) - The NFL has decided by the
use of a telegraphic vote to increase its player limit for
each club from 20 to 22, effective this week. This will
restore the 1931 limit which was reduced as an economy
measure last winter. The change was unanimously
approved largely because never before in the history of
the league have as many men sought tryouts as this
year. Many of these were nationally known collegiate
players and practically all were stars in their territories...
PACKERS BEST EXAMPLE: Consider the NFL as a 
whole, it is estimated that only 10 percent of these new
players get contracts and another estimate is that of
those signed only half will ever reach the stage where 
they will be in a position to demand top salaries. These
prospects generally have better than the average ability
and have had the advantage of expert coaching for a limited time. Consequently the obvious answer is that the majority haven't enough ability and experience to compete in professional football. A glance at the roster of the Green Bay Packers, who meet the Bears at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon in one of the outstanding games of the season, and who won the National league championship for the last three years, bears out this point of experience. The majority of players who won the title for Green Bay in 1929 had completed one year or more in the league and and today, with three pennants won, many of these men are still the bulwark of the squad, holding their positions in the face of continual competition from college stars. New candidates, it has been proved, must have something besides ambition, strength, speed and courage.
OCTOBER 14 (Columbus, OH) - All the clubs in the NFL will be in action Sunday as four games are scheduled and several changes in the percentage table will probably result. The pace-setting Packers are billed in Chicago against the Bears in the feature contest of the weekend. Green Bay's great eleven has won three pennants in a row and seems to be headed for another flag. The New York Giants will open their season at home against their neighborhood rivalry, the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Giants haven't won a game this season but Coach Steve Owen has hopes of breaking into the victory column at the expense of Benny Friedman's club. Stapleton, the surprise eleven of the pro wheel, is billed for a tilt with Portsmouth. The Spartans took it on the chin last Sunday at Green Bay after a grueling combat but are invading the East confident of taking the Islanders into camp. The Boston Braves will entertain the Chicago Cardinals, who under the coaching of Jack Chevigny, former Notre Dame star, are looking better in every start. The Chicagoans have yet to tuck away a victory but in their last two starts they played tie games against Portsmouth and the Bears.
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay) - The Spartans came up to Green Bay primed for a kill. They didn't get it and much to our surprise Ohio sportwriters haven't been claiming the team was "gyped", "robbed" or "chiseled". Words flew fast and furiously after last season and every writer in Ohio took a "crack" at the Packers. The Bay team was called everything that a team could be called. Many continued the barrage of words this season - until Sunday. The Spartans proved to be good sports. They had no alibi when they returned to Portsmouth. They didn't need any after their performance here, but many thought they would offer one - or many...Upon their return to Portsmouth, the team players had nothing but praise for the manner Green Bay treated them. Instead of harsh words the Spartans had praise. The Portsmouth Times quotes a few of the players in a story about the team's return. The words have a different sound than those that were uttered before. Quoting the Times: "All of the players said it was one of the cleanest games in which they had ever played and have nothing but praise for the sportsmanship of the Packers. They said they blocked and tackled viciously, but cleanly. They said that Green Bay is a real city, has some of the finest fans in the pro loop and the best playing field in the league. They haven't gotten through talking about their swell treatment in Packertown. The fans openly said that the only teams the Packers fear are the Bears and Spartans."...H.C. Selby, head of the Spartan organization, told a group of fans that "It was the greatest football game he had ever seen and that he never expected to see another like it." With that so-called "feud" between Green Bay and Portsmouth should be a thing of the past. There is much to be said on the Portsmouth side of the question of the Packers not playing at that city last year and much more to be said on the Green Bay angle. However, it's all over and this is another year.
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay) - Failure of Benny Friedman to add the extra point after touchdown paved the way for Stapleton to nose out Brooklyn by a 7 to 6 score. It was the first victory for the Stapes and incidentally the initial upset for Brooklyn...Boston broke into the victory column at the expense of New York, 14-6. This was the third reversal in a row for the Giants and it is probably that Owner Tim Mara will order Coach Steve Owen to make a drastic shakeup...The Cards and Bears, Chicago's representatives in the pro football loop, battled to a no score tie on a muddy field last Sunday. Neither club got within its opponents' 25-yard stripe during the nip and tuck encounter...A schedule which keeps them away from home for six successive Sundays may raise havoc with Portsmouth's hopes for a pennant winner. The Spartans won't be
(GREEN BAY) - There is a story to tell today of one of the greatest football games seen here in your day or mine. Yes, Green Bay won over Portsmouth here Sunday. The score was 15 to 10. It's the story of a Packer football team that smashed through a great Portsmouth eleven with the same relentless fury as the
icy winds and cold beating rain that swept the field. It's the story of a team that refused to be beaten by a powerful opponent; a story of two might elevens keyed
as few teams have ever been pointed, a story of a game
that will live long in the memory of more than 5,000 who
braved the worst kind of football weather. 
​From the start to the end, the game was packed with
action, sensations, hard, rough football. Blocked punts,
smashing attacks that would have cracked a stone wall,
defensive play that reached nearly super human efforts
and sensational dashes across a water-soaked field 
were thrown into the most thrill-packed 60 minutes of
football seen here in years. There wasn't a dull moment
from the start, when the Spartans threatened by going
deep into Packer territory until the last quarter drive 
when the Green Bay team came from behind to score
after a march of 60 yards, and win out. The Portsmouth
team was an inspired outfit, out to win. That is didn't
was because the Packers were able to rise to the true
test of champions, stop the toughest attack thrown at
them this year and then have enough to stage a 
successful counterattack.
Seldom has there been seen such vicious tackling and
hard blocking as was demonstrated by the two teams
Sunday. It was a wild, smashing game with the
outcome in doubt until the final minute. The Packers
gained an early 7 to 0 lead, due to a blocked punt that
Rose fell on behind the goal line and O'Boyle's place
kick. Portsmouth tied the count after a vicious offense
that carried them half the distance of the field. The
Spartans took the lead on a great drop kick of a wet,
soggy ball by Dutch Clark that traveled 30 yards. The
Packers cut the margin when the Portsmouth team
elected to give them a safety rather than take a chance
of having another punt blocked and then tried to stave 
off Green Bay's final smash, but weren't quite up to the
task. That summarizes the battle, but it doesn't tell
about the terrific smashes of those two young men,
Hank Bruder and Clark Hinkle. Or of the holes opened
by Mike Michalske, Barragar, Hubbard, Zeller, Lavvie
Dilweg and other Packer linemen who played great
football. Or of the playing of those two outstanding
Portsmouth ball carriers, Glenn Presnell, Dutch Clark 
and Father Lumpkin who opened the way.
These men brought about many scoring opportunities 
for both teams. That there wasn't more scoring can be
attributed to great defensive play when first one team 
then the other was pushed into the shadow of its own
goal. Both teams had plenty of punch when started on
invading trips, but when they reached that hardest of all
sections to cross - the zone between the 20-yard line
and the goal - the defenders invariably smothered the
attacks, gained possession of the ball and punted out
of danger.
The Spartans started to punch the Packer line right at
the start, pushing down the field to the Green Bay 20
yard line after getting the ball that went out of bounds.
The Bays smothered the invaders' ​passing attack,
however, and it wasn't long before they had pushed the
Portsmouth men back into their own territory. It was a
great punt by Lewellen that gave the Packers their first
chance and they made good. After the early skirmish in
the first quarter Verne Lewellen got off a kick that sailed
nearly 70 yards and was downed by Stahlman on the
Portsmouth 12 yard mark. The Spartans were guilty of
holding and penalized to within one yard of their own
goal. Clark went into the end zone to kick but before he
could get rid of the ball a horde of Packer linemen 
swarmed in on him, Zeller and Stahlman blocking the
punt. Rose cut in from the other side of the line and fell
on the ball for a Packer touchdown. O'Boyle then place
kicked for the extras point and Green Bay had a 7 to 0
Thereafter it was a bitter contest with both teams 
fighting furiously in the fog and rain giving demonstration
of football strategy at its best. It was certain that the
Packers' seven points would not be enough as both
teams played inspired ball and often threatened, but it
wasn't until the third period that another score was
chalked on the board. In the second period the Packers
had a fine opening when Herber and Hinkle ripped off
some great runs for first downs but the Packers drew a
penalty of 15 yards for holding after they had got to the
15 yard mark. Two passes, one from Lewelln to Dilweg 
and another from O'Boyle to Lewellen, were completed
but they weren't long enough to give the Packers a first
down and the Spartans punted out. Again the Packers
drove down but a second time a 15 yard penalty 
stopped them and the Sparatns gained possession.
Dutch Clark and Presnell went on a rampage for the
Spartans soon after the start of the third period and
started a march that went 80 yards to bring Portsmouth
a touchdown to tie the score. It was Presnell over
center for 14 yards, Clark on a weakside smash for 10,
Presnell over guard on a terrific smash for eight yards,
Presnell on a reverse to the Packer 40 yard line.
In Packer territory, the Spartans began to open up with
an overhead game. Clark dropped back on a screen
pass and tossed to Ebding, Spartan end. He grabbed
the ball on the 30 yard line and pushed on to the 27
before he was hauled down. Another pass with the
same men performing and Ebding raced the remaining
distance to the goal without being touched by a Packer
player. Clark dropkicked for the extra point and the
score was tied. A few moments later Clark got off a
great kick that was downed a few yards from the goal
line. Johnny Blood went back to punt. He was rushed
and the kick went off to the right and out of bounds on
the Packer nine yard line. Presnell tried to smash the
line but the Bays would not budge. Clark tried to gain
but again the Packer line held as big Mike Michalske
broke through three Portsmouth blockers to drag down
the ball carrier. A third line plunge failed as Mike broke
in again and it was fourth down with nine yards to go.
Clark dropped back to the 20 yard line and as his 
mates turned in excellent blocking to keep Packer men out, he dropkicked for a field goal, giving the Spartans a 10 to 7 lead. In the final period, Green Bay took on new life and soon had the ball deep in Spartan territory. Hinkle got off an excellent punt, the ball sailing over Clark's head and to the Portsmouth one yard line. Rather than risk punting the wet ball from his own end zone, Clark, working on a three-point lead, chose to give Green Bay a safety.
Portsmouth put the ball in play with a punt from their own 20 yard line after Clark had downed it for the safety. Fitzgibbons took the kick back to the Green Bay 40 yard mark, and from that point the Packers came right back with a smash down the field that brought victory. Johnny Blood, Fitzgibbons and Packer linemen opened holes and Bruder and Hinkle found them. On down the field they smashed for a first down. A pass to Blood would have been good but a Portsmouth player tripped Johnny. The headlinesman saw the foul and gave the ball to the Bays on the 35 yard mark, ruling interference. Hinkle picked up three yards at guard. Blood found a hole at tackle and smashed ahead three yards. Bruder pounded the line for a first down on the Spartan 22 yard mark. Then came the "perfect" play. Hinkle faked to the right. His interference led the way. Hinkle reversed and cut to the left as Michalske and Barragar opened a gaping hole. He dodged a Portsmouth back, cut sharply to his left and raced 22 yards for a touchdown. O'Boyle's place kick was blocked by McKalip. The final few minutes was filled with thrills as the Spartans blocked a Packer punt on the Green Bay 45 yard line. Passes failed, however, and Johnny Blood intercepted a heave to stop the invaders.
PORTSMOUTH -  0   0  10   0 - 10
GREEN BAY  -  7   0   0   8 - 15
1st - GB - Rose blocked punt recovery (O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - PORT - Harry Ebding, 24-yard pass from Glenn Presnell (Dutch Clark kick) TIED 7-7
3rd - PORT - Clark, 27-yard field goal PORTSMOUTH 10-7
4th - GB - Safety, Clark ran into the end zone PORTSMOUTH 10-9
4th - GB - Hinkle, 22-yard run (O'Boyle kick blocked) GREEN BAY 15-9
OCTOBER 10 (Green Bay) - The victory gave the Bays
undisputed possession of the league lead with three
victories and one tie in four games. Green Bay passed
up Brooklyn, who hitherto had been undefeated, as the
Dodgers lost to Staten Island Sunday...The Wisconsin
Rapids high school band braved the elements and put
on an interesting parade and concert between halves. In
natty red and white uniforms, the young musicians
presented a pretty picture against a bleak background..
One penalty was meted out to the Packers for 
unsportsmanlike conduct. Hubbard, who incidentally
played a whale of game until he retired in the fourth
period, couldn't quite figure out what the officials meant
by the term. "It's news to me," said Cal who has played
this pro game a long time and knows all the rules...The
game ended in an uproar as a penalty was called on the
Packers on the final play. Crowds flocked upon the field
but had to be chased off again as the Packers were
penalized and the play run off again. O'Boyle got the
ball from center and downed it and that was that.
OCTOBER 10 (Green Bay) - The "prize" long distance 
fans at yesterday's game were Ross H. Smith and John
Dickey who drove from Page, North Dakota. Rabid
football fans, they determined a year ago that they'd
see some professional football game somewhere this
season. Benny Friedman's story in one national
magazine and Red Grange's in another, both praising
the Packers, and Associated Press dispatches 
reporting the bad blood between Green Bay and the
Portsmouth Spartans decided the two fans and they
started from the sagebrush Friday morning, completing
the 818 miles Sunday morning. Now Smith and Dickey
are so sold on pro football, they are going to spend the
rest of the week somewhere around Wisconsin so that
they may see the Packers-Bears game at Chicago 
next Sunday. "Then we'll have seen everything that can
happen in a football game and all in two afternoons,"
said Dickey as he asked how to get to Advance, Wis.,
where he has a distant relative or once had.
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay) - Nursing no major injuries
after Sunday's battle with Portsmouth, the Green Bay
Packers today were pointing toward Chicago and next
Sunday's return engagement with the Bears, the goal
of the contest being first place in the NFL. The Packers
will leave here Saturday for Chicago. They will play at
Wrigley Field, and the winner of the battle will be in
undisputed possession of first place. The Bears have
just completed their third successive scoreless tie, one
of which was played with the Packers. Their record:
Bears 0, Packers 0
Bears 0, Staten Island 0
Bears 0, Cardinals 0
The Packers have won three out of four league contests
with the following records:
Packers 15, Cardinals 7
Packers 0, Bears 0
Packers 13, New York 0
Packers 15, Portsmouth 10
Packers 43, Opponents 17
If the Bears win next Sunday's contest, they will roost in
the NFL first position, with a 1.000 percentage. The
Packers now hold that post, but if defeated at Chicago,
will rate .750, with three wins and one loss. Although
Sunday's grueling battle left some marks on the national
champions, there were no injuries important enough to
threaten the service of any player. The same Packer
backfield and line combinations which have staved off
defeat in every game of the season will be working to
stage the first successful invasion of foreign territory...
PLAYING LIKE CHAMPIONS: Many followers of the
team are of the opinion that if Green Bay scratches out
a victory over the Bears next Sunday, another pennant
will fly over City Stadium in 1933. After a somewhat
erratic start the Bays now are playing like champions,
and a win from the hard fighting Chicagoans is regarded
as a distinct possibility. It is expected that the usual
crowd of Packer fans will accompany the team to
Chicago. Special excursion rates offered by the C. and
N.W. and the C.M. St. P. and P. railroads have assured
active participation in the invasion.
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay) - The following story about
Benny Friedman and the Dodgers appeared in the
Brooklyn Eagle Saturday. Benny isn't talking quite so
loudly now as his Dodgers took it on the chin Sunday in
the game against Stapleton by a score of 7 to 6 and it
was Friedman's miscue with his right foot (missing the
goal after touchdown kick) that paved the way for the
Brooklyn loss. Quoting Harold F. Parrot in the Eagle:
"Sure it's tougher," said Mrs. Grossman's boy with a 
shrug. "So what? Still I like pro football better. In college
I was always busy - you know, you have to study and 
all that. But here - ah, here all I have to do is to play
football, and they pay me for it." And young Mr. Jack
Grossman, Rutgers all-American 1931, tilted backward
in the chair in the Ebbets Field dressing room and fairly
beamed with satisfaction. You've read that he could do
anything with a football, that he carried a whole college
team along. Well...Let Benny Friedman tell it. "After
the Stapleton game," chuckled Benny, piling his duffle
into a locker, "the kid's coach runs across the field and
grabs him. 'Look me in the eye, Jack,' says the man
from Rutgers very seriously. 'Who taught you how to
block and tackle? Or were you holding out on me all
these years?'" "But," added Benny, with the air of a 
man explaining a mystery, "it was the truth. There was
Jack Grossman, called an All-American back, and he
couldn't block or tackle worth two cents while he was in
college. He could pass and run, sure. But what good is
that?" "He learned before he played that first game
against Stapleton," Mr. Friedman summed up very
pithily. "In face," continued Benny, "he learns everything
fast. He's the best looking freshman in this league 
already.".."COLLEGE TRY" NEEDED HERE: Friedman,
financially interested in the Dodger club, knows that a
winning team will pack the customers into Ebbets Field
in tens of thousands. It has been done before. Right
now he has the Dodgers on top of the league, and they
are likely to stay there for quite a time. "This team is
the likeliest looking outfit I've ever worked with," he
enthuses. "Young - and pepped up. That old college try
is what counts, even in this pro football business." Right
now, maybe, they aren't exactly the strongest team he
has ever played with in his days of postgraduate football
since quarterbacking at Michigan. Benny had been with
the crackerjacks, you know. The Giants have had some
great clubs up there in the Polo Grounds, but Benny
Friedman was always the kingpin. But I'll bet you," he
challenged, "that before the season's over this will be 
the greatest club I've ever played with. Why? Because
we're off on the right foot, that's why. Boy, I've seen 
some prima donnas in this league, let me tell you. But
there's none of that here. We practice every day, and I
am boss. We wouldn't get very far without discipline, and the fellows know it, too."...WON'T MCBRIDE EVER RETIRE?: Sammy Stein, who had wrestled Lewis 24 hours before, was working out there yesterday as if he had a week's vacation. He's only one link of a line that looks strong with every start. Milo Lubratovich, 230-pound tackle from Wisconsin, is rated as one of the best in the league. The backs are many and talented. Grossman and Friedman, the keymen in the attack, start with Wiberg and Karcis, the chunky man from Carnegie Tech. Friedman isn't throwing as many passes as he use to, for the whole league is wise to him. But Wiberg and Grossman both peg the ball better than passably and Benny's doing some receiving. He misses some of the capable receivers he used to have on the Giants, and so he's doing that himself. In addition there are Stump Thorson, Toscani, the man from St. Mary's, and Jack McBride, who is getting to be known as the grand old man of pro football. This is McBride's eight season in the knock-down-and-drag-out racket (he was Syracuse All-American in '24) and he looks to be in as good shape today as he ever was...TELLS WHY PACKERS MAY FAIL: Of course, if you hope to get any place in this league you've got to beat the Packers. The Dodgers play the champs out in Green Bay in three weeks. The Packers, incidentally, haven't been beaten in their last 27 games out there under the shadow of the Wisconsin pulp mills. "Too bad," I commiserated. "They'll slow your young fire-eaters up a bit." "Wait'll you see," smiled Benny. "I wouldn't bet on it, but I do know we've got a good chance to take those birds. Youth will be served sometime, you know, and they've been depending too much on oldtimers out there." "Their line is shot," announced Benny. "We bought big Bowdoin from 'em last year, and that left 'em in a fix when two of their other linemen didn't show up. Hickman of Tennessee and Sleight from Purdue didn't report at Green Bay, you know." Benny laughed wholeheartedly. "They won't be so tough with only Stahlman and a converted center playing tackle," he predicted. "Wait and see."...Evidently, the talkative Mr. Friedman has forgotten about Cal Hubbard and Claude Perry, the other Green Bay tackles. Possibly his memory will be refreshed when the Dodgers play here on Sunday, Oct. 23.
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay) - The fame of the Green Bay Packers has spread to all parts of the world, and is
evident even on the high seas, it was noted by William Engels, son of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Engels, 324 S. Van Buren-st., who is on his way to Munich, Germany, where he will take postgraduate university work. Engels, on board the North German Lloyd steamship "Bremen", received a copy of the ship's daily paper, in which appeared under a Green Bay dateline the news that the "Green Bay Packers, national professional football league champions for three years, opened their 1932 schedule Sunday by defeating the Chicago Cardinals, 15 to 7." The news was printed in the paper published aboard ship Tuesday, Sept. 20. Engels forwarded the paper to G.W. Calhoun, secretary of the Packers, here.
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay) - Special excursion rates are offered by the Northwestern and Milwaukee roads to the hundreds of fans who will follow the Green Bay Packers to Chicago Sunday for their game with the Bears. The rates will be good not only from Green Bay, but from intermediate points. The $4 coach excursion tickets will be good Saturday night and Sunday only, for return Sunday night. On the Northwestern, Fox River valley passengers may leave on Train No. 102, leaving here at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, arriving in Chicago at 7:15, and on No. 206, leaving here at 6:30 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 12:05 noon. This train will be stopped at Wilson-ave., for a quick transfer to Wrigley Field. The return trip may be made on No. 101, leaving Chicago at 6 p.m., and arriving here at 12:30, or on No. 121, leaving Chicago at 9:30 p.m., and arriving here at 4 a.m. On the Milwaukee road, passengers may leave on No. 2, at 1:20 a.m., arriving 7:15, or on No. 10, leaving at 7 a.m., and arriving 12:05 noon. They may return on No. 9, leaving at 5:05 p.m. and reaching here are 10:30, or on No. 3, leaving at 10:340 and arriving here at 3:40. It is planned to have the departure of Train No. 9 held for a few minutes in order to give passengers ample time to reach the depot from Wrigley Field. Besides the $4 coach excursion, the railroads will have a $7.40 round trip rate which goes into effect Friday, for return up to Tuesday. These tickets also will be honored in sleepers and parlor cards on payment for space occupied.
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay) - Thousands of Green Bay Packer fans screamed with delight when Clark Hinkle, sensational new fullback of the national professional champions, battered through the Portsmouth Spartan's line last Sunday for the touchdown which kept his team at the top of the National league, but none was more excited than a 70-yard old lady who was witnessing her first game of football, and who made a special trip from Milwaukee for that purpose. And this same enthusiastic fan, who had not missed a Packer broadcast in four seasons, was even more delighted Monday afternoon when two of the victorious Packers, informed of her presence in Green Bay dropped in to pay a friendly call...WANTED TO MEET LEW: The visitor is Mrs. Ada Wendt, 2607A N. 48th Street, Milwaukee, who has been the guest of her son, Edwin C. Wendt, 1230 Chicago Street, and his wife. There is no question that an ambition of several years was gratified Monday when Verne C. Lewellen, star of the Packer backfield, and Cal Hubbard, giant tackle, rang the doorbell of the Chicago Street residence and inquired for Mrs. Wendt. Before many months have passed, the Milwaukee woman have passed, the Milwaukee woman will have observed her seventieth birthday. Her interests, perhaps, might be expected to deal more directly with firesides and knitting than with the glamour and excitement of the professional football gridiron. Nevertheless, no Sunday afternoon may pass at her Milwaukee home without its radio broadcast, bringing to this enthusiast the latest story of Packer conquest. She had been cheered by Packer successes, and admittedly was downcast by last season's two reverses. "They just have to win! she mutters when the tides of battle turn against the Packers..."GO IN AND FIGHT": Mrs. Wendt for several years has been keenly interested in the backfield exploits of Lewellen, who she often had longed to meet. "It's a great pleasure to meet you, Mr. Lewellen," she told the district attorney in acknowledging the introduction, and after a few minutes of small talk she plunged into a discussion of the team "scrimmage" with Cal Hubbard. "It's mighty fine to have fans around the state like this," commented the 225-pound lineman. "It makes us feel like playing that much harder." Mrs. Wendt delivered to Mr. Lewellen a fight talk which might have done credit to Knute Rockne. "You just must fight your best against the Bears at Chicago next Sunday," she declared. "You mustn't let them beat you." Mr. Lewellen agreed. She confessed that the narrow victory margin in the Portmouth game was unnerving...STILL HAS PICTURE: "I wonder," she said, "if I had come all the way from Milwaukee just to see the Packers lose. Then I knew they couldn't lose, and pretty soon they got that last touchdown and I yelled with the rest of the crowd. Last year down at Milwaukee I kept beside the radio a large picture of the Packers. I cut out their names from beneath the picture, and pasted them on the player's uniforms, so that I could find each one. Whenever I heard a Packers' name mentioned in the broadcast, I would him on the picture, and pretty soon I knew them all. Do you remember that picture?" she asked Mr. Lewellen who assented. "First there was Coach Lambeau, and next to him was Johnny Blood, and all the rest. I still have it at home." Mrs. Wendt's interest in the professional sport was bred four years ago when she was visiting one Sunday in Green Bay. The radio was tuned to a Packer game, and her son described to her many details of play, with considerable historical data concerning the Green Bay team. When she returned to Milwaukee, she commenced listening in to all Packer games, and now is a fixture beside the radio every Sunday afternoon.
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay) - From out east comes a story by Coach Robert A. Higgins, of the Penn State team. It is of an episode that took place in the New York University dressing room after Tennessee had trimmed the Violets by a 14 to 0 score. The story is about Herman Hickman, Tennessee's great guard, who was signed by the Packers but broke a collarbone in a wrestling match and was unable to report. Hickman still is the property of Green Bay and may be called upon for service next year. Throughout the game Chick Meehan, N.Y.U. coach, had watched Hickman break through the line and wreak devastation in the New York backfield. Hickman's huge, squat form appeared in the thick of almost every play. And though convinced of Hickman's greatness, the coach wanted to hear from one of his own players an expert opinion on Hickman's ability. Leaning over one of the exhausted linesmen, the coach said, "Tell me, just how good is this Hickman." Came this startling reply. "Well, I'll tell you, coach. He's just this good. In the third quarter he called a d--- Yankees and I made believe I never heard him."...The day's mail sometimes brings many interesting things. Today came a letter from far off San Pedro, Cal. It was from Al. M. Gueling, a sailor on the U.S.S. Arizona, Division F. Al writes to tell us about a story in a Los Angeles newspaper about the Green Bay Packers. He says that it is quite complete and tells about the three year record of the national champions. As Al comes from Green Bay he watches the team closely, although many miles from his home. He tells about a sucker from Chicago who thought the Cardinals would whip the Packers and backed his convictions with a "V". Al took him.
OCTOBER 11 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers, National league champions, will meet the Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. It will be the second clash of the season between the Packers and the Chicagoans. The game will be the 25th meeting of the Packers and Bears since 1921. The Packers have won three games and tied one this season while the Bears have tied three. The Bears opened the season at Green Bay and a scoreless tie resulted. It is doubtful that Red Grange will be able to play Sunday, due to a dislocated shoulder suffered last Sunday against the Cardinals. Either Johnny Sisk or George Corbett will start in Grange's place. Both players have been used from time to time. Sisk was known as the Big Train when at Marquette university and Corbett is rated as one of the greatest players ever developed in the Little 19. He matriculated at Milikin. Bronko Nagurski will be acting captain Sunday if Grange is unable to play. The Packers will present several players new to Chicago fans, among them Clark Hinkle, a halfback from Bucknell university; Al Rose, former Texas University end, and Arnold Herber, a Green Bay player, who stepped into the National league from West High school.
Green Bay Packers (3-0-1) 15, Portsmouth Spartans (1-1-1) 10
​Sunday October 9th 1932 (at Green Bay)
OCTOBER 15 (Green Bay) - Off to foreign wars sped the Green Bay Packer eleven today, fighting for its fourth straight National league pennant. Into Chicago's north side they traveled where tomorrow they face the powerful Bear outfit in a game that may decide whether they can do the seemingly impossible - win another championship. Chicago's scoreless wonders, the Bears, have played three games and have yet to score a point. They started the scoreless spree at Green Bay three weeks ago with a tie game against the Packers and continued it in games with the Staten Island and Cardinal teams. The scores would indicate that the Chicagoans have little punch this year, but such is not the case. They boast as strong a team as there is in the National league and they will be out to prove it tomorrow. The Chicago-Green Bay rivalry that will be resumed Sunday dates back 11 years. It is a rivalry that has brought many great games, battles that long will be remembered by Packer and Bear fans. Seldom has one or the other team shown enough superiority to run up a one-sided score. Most contests are dogged fights separating the loser and winner...HAVE POWERFUL LINE: Indications are that the Chicago game will be no exception. With a powerful line and a fleet set of backs the Bears will be ever dangerous. On the Chicago line will be such giants as Ely, huge Iowa tackle, the biggest man in football, Johnson, Burdick, Carlson, Pearson, Murry and Engegretsen. All have turned in fine football this year, seldom allowing charging opponents to smash ahead against them. In the Bear backfield will be such men as Corbett, Brumbaugh, Sisk, Joesting, Nesbitt and Nagurski. It was Nesbitt who played as one inspired against the Packers here, smashing down everything that the Packers sent through the line. The former Drake fullback has been the mainstay of the Bear backline, plunging, passing, kicking and backing up the line on defense. Coach E.L. Lambeau has his men in top shape for the encounter. With restoration of the 22 player limit rule, he will be able to use two more men that he had in action in last Sunday's thriller here against Portsmouth...GROVE WILL PLAY: Roger Grove, speedy little quarterback, who has been out with an infection in his hand, will be in shape to play again. Milt Gantenbein, stellar Wisconsin end, also will be back in the game and Wuert Englemann, the third regular missing last Sunday will be set to do his bit against the Bears. The Packers are expected to open up with their passing game. In previous battles this year the Bays have not performed assignments as smoothly as they should in the aerial attack, but long practice sessions this week have improved timing and execution. New running plays also have been perfected to shoot against the Bears line. The coach has stressed speed and deception with backs hitting holes on quick opening plays. Straight bucks, spinners and end runs have been working smoothly in practice and the Bays are pointed to the limit for the encounter...LEAD AT STAKE: First place in the National league is at stake with the winner having undisputed possession of the position, as every other team except Green Bay and the Bears have lost at least one game. The battle is expected to draw a crowd of 20,000 or more fans. Hundreds from Green Bay and other parts of Wisconsin will follow the team to the Windy City. Special excursion rates are in effect on railroads and bus lines and many will drive to the park. The game begins at 2 o'clock at Wrigley field.
OCTOBER 15 (Chicago) - The Bears and Packers clash on Wrigley field tomorrow in a game that will decide first place in the NFL. Comparative scores make
the Bears the underdogs. However, in the first game
between the two at Green Bay this season, the Bears
had a little the best of a hard fought scoreless tie. As a
result of that game feeling is running high in the Bears
camp. This coupled with the natural rivalry of the teams
and the fact that the Packers more than any other team
has prevented the Bears from winning the title, has the
north siders worked up to a high pitch...GRANGE IS
OUT: The Bears will be without the services of Captain
Red Grange, who will be replaced by Johnny Sisk, 
former Marquette university star, and George Corbett of
Mililkin, two Bear cubs. Nagurski will be acting captain
until Grange returns, which may be the latter part of the
week. No muscles were torn, it has developed, when 
his shoulder was dislocated early in the Cardinal game
last Sunday. Only two men who played in the first game
between the Bears and Packers in 1921 will be on the
teams tomorrow. They are George Trafton, Bear center,
and Jugger Earpe, the 257 pound Packer tackle. In
contrast to these two veterans a few men just begininng
their big league careers have been named to start by
Coaches Jones of the Bears and Curly Lambeau of 
Green Bay who is in his 14th year as coach of the Bay
eleven. Engebretsen, Miller and Hewitt, Big Ten stars
last year at Northwestern, Purdue and Michigan will be
in the line for the Bears, while Bultman will be in the line
for Green Bay...HINKLE MAKES GOOD: In reserve
Lambeau has Clark Hinkle, fullback, and Joe Zeller,
guard, both playing their first year of professional ball.
The former comes from Bucknell and the latter from
Indiana, where they were captains. Hinkle promises to
take the place of the nine-year veteran Lewellen as the
team's punter. Lewellen, one of the lightest backs in the
game, will do down in the books as one of the all-time
greats in the league. His kicking alone has been the 
biggest single contribution to the Packers' success in 
the last six years. Dick Nesbitt of the Bears appears to
be the only player with a chance to equal Lewellen's
punting record. For tomorrow's game, Coach Jones has
shifted Paul Franklin, formerly a fullback, from right end
to halfback. Ely will play at right instead of left tackle
with Burdick at right tackle. Buckler will be used at right
tackle instead of right guard and Joe Kopcha, who after
two trials with the Bears, seems to have arrived, will
start at right guard. The kickoff will be made at 2:15.
OCTOBER 16 (Chicago) - The most important early 
season game in the National league will take place at
Wrigley field this afternoon as thee Green Bay Packers,
champions for the last three years, meet the Chicago
Bears. The kickoff will be at 2:15 o'clock. Unscored
upon in three games and at the same time unable to
score themselves, the Bears were confident when they
ended a strenuous week of practice with a brisk drill yesterday...FIRST GAME IS TIE: Last year predictions were made that the Packers would crack, but they managed to squeeze into the title despite a late 7 to 6 defeat by the Bears. This year, with the exception of the 0 to 0 game with the Bears at Green Bay, they have come through with victories in every start. But those contests demonstrated that the Green Bay machine is encountering tough opposition. The Cardinals outplayed them, but lost on fumbles and blocked kicks. A break in the final period enabled the Packers to win, 15 to 0, over Portsmouth. Coach Curly Lambeau strengthened the Green Bay squad with the addition of Clark Hinkle in the backfield and Alfred rose, Arthur Bultman, Lester Peterson and Joe Zeller in the line, but the Bears kept pace by taking on Gil Bergerson, Tiny Engebretsen, Ookie Miller, Harvey Ely, Johnny Sisk, George Corbett, Bill Hewitt and Si Moore...11 YEARS, STILL AT IT: George Trafton of the Bears and Earpe of the Packers, who played in the first contest 11 years ago, will continue their rivalry today. Green Bay misses the clever generalship and all round playing ability of Red Dunn, although Paul Fitzgibbons, who has been with the club for three years, and Harry O'Boyle, in his second season, are capable. The Bears will be without Red Grange, who is recovering from an injury sustained last Sunday. However, it is believed that Johnny Sisk, former Marquette star, and George Corbett of Milikin will alternate with good results in Red's spot at left half. The Bears are generous in their praise of Hinkle as a fullback and Zeller as a guard, two men who are making their big league starts. Hinkle impressed the Bears in the game at Green Bay Sept. 25, with his punting ability and the contest between him and Dick Nesbitt should provide an interesting sidelight...LEAGUE LEAD AT STAKE: With first place at stake today (the Bears and Packers are the only undefeated elevens) the biggest crowd of the season is expected today. Special trains will being a small army of Green Bay folks.
seen in action on their home lot again until Sunday, Nov. 20...After playing three games abroad, the Giants will pry off the lid at the Polo grounds this weekend with Brooklyn. The Dodgers are playing bang up ball and it is possible that the New York homecoming may be marred by a defeat...Coach Jack Chevigny and his Chicago Cardinals play their first intersectional game of the season Sunday at Boston. The Cardinals are looking better in every start and they should make it hot for the Braves...Stapleton, the surprise club of Joe Carr's gridiron league, will be at home this weekend with Portsmouth. This contest should provide plenty for the fans as both elevens use the air a lot...John Reardon, a Gotham newspaper scribe, is drawing his weekly assignments as an official in the National loop. Reardon is a capable head linesman and he is generally placed in charge of the sticks at all the big games...Both the Chicago clubs lost backfield stars via the injury route in last Sunday's ball game. Red Grange dislocated his shoulder in the first period and the same sort of a mishap laid Schwartz of the Cards low in the fourth round...Those Southern California stars, Musick and Pinckert, featured the attack for Boston against the Giants. Musick crashed through the line for the opening touchdown by the Braves while Pinckert made the other against a 50-yard gallop...Ledbetter, a substitute Stapleton back, made the touchdown for the Islanders against Brooklyn after Strong and Wyckoff, the "power" backs, had chalked up four first downs in a row. Frame came through with the point for victory...Dunc Annan, former Chicago back who played his professional football on the Akron and Hammond clubs, is a new addition to President Carr's officiating staff. Annan keeps right on top of the ball and calls his decisions quickly...Red Badgro has nosed into the scoring column for the New York Giants. Boston held Steve Owen's team for three downs inside its 5-yard stripe but on the fourth lineup, Hagerty passed to Badgro in the end zone for the Giants' score...Jack Grossman, Brooklyn recruit, continues to pace the National league scorers. He added another six points to his total last Sunday in the fracas with Stapleton when he snagged a toss from Benny Friedman for a touchdown.