BROOKLYN DODGERS REACH GREEN BAY SATURDAY MORNING
OCTOBER 21 (Green Bay) - The Brooklyn Dodgers, 22 strong, accompanied by Martin Shenker and several other club executives, will arrive in Green Bay
Saturday morning at 8:15 over the Northwestern road.
Friedman's aggregation left Cleveland at noon today. It
is possible that the Brooklyn club will stay in Green Bay
until the middle of the week as the next game for the
Easterners is in Chicago against the Cardinals on Oct.
30. Interest in the game is warming up rapidly and every
indication points to a big crowd at the City stadium
Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of fans are coming down
from Upper Michigan while brisk ticket sales have been
reported at the Packer agencies in Milwaukee, Madison
and other Wisconsin cities..HOSPITAL LIST CLEARING
UP: The Packer hospital list is clearing up a bit with but
one or two exceptions all the regulars should be able to
do a trick against the much vaunted eastern invaders.
Coach E.L. Lambeau intends to start Al Culver, former
Notre Dame star, at a tackle post. The new Packer has
been looking pretty good in the practice drills this week
and he should be ready for the Brooklyn tilt. Culver is
said to be right at home rushing a passer and he will
have plenty of opportunities against the Dodgers as
Benny Friedman takes to the air about every other play.
RESUME THEIR TRIP
OCTOBER 21 (Cleveland) - Benny Friedman and his
Brooklyn Dodgers left here this noon for Chicago en
route to Green Bay, Wis., where on Sunday they will
face the famous Packers in a NFL game. The Dodgers'
pilot was not all satisfied with the exhibition his team
put up against the Chicago Bears Wednesday and he
"read the riot act" to several backfielders who failed to
protect on lateral passes. Twice the Bears intercepted
these tosses and raced for the only touchdown of the
game...DIDN'T SET WELL: The defeat at the hands of
the Bears here didn't set very well with Friedman as
Cleveland is his hometown and hundreds of his friends
helped swell the attendance at the charity game by
handling the ticket sale, which had been underway for
nearly a month. The non-league game was sponsored
by three Cleveland newspapers. Brooklyn came out of
the Bear game without injuries and according to Benny
he will have his full strength on the field against the
Packers on Sunday.
ROOKIE MAKES GOOD
OCTOBER 21 (Brooklyn) - As a rookie making good
with a crash in his first year of National professional
football league experience, Jack Grossman, formerly of
Rutgers university and now with the Brooklyn Dodgers,
is one of the year's sensations. Although the season is
still young, he already bids fare to take the scoring
honors of the league for 1932. Grossman, one of the
East's leading collegiate score for three years, will be
seen with the Dodgers against the Packers in Green
Bay on Sunday. It was his misfortune in college to be
playing on a team that seldom came prominently into
the public eye, but he was named three years in a row
on the honorable mention side of Grantland Rice's All-
America, and many others selected him without any
reservation. Grossman, aside from being an exceptional
kicker, passer and runner, is an able receiver and an
ideal catcher for his boss, Friedman, the greatest
forward passer of all time. The Friedman to Grossman
combination, in fact, accounted for both of the Dodger
touchdowns when they defeated the Braves in the
ceremonious league opening at Boston. Grossman is
an able passer as well, especially when a long pass is
valuable. Even though he ran several times the length of
the field in college games, his most celebrated play was
a 60-yard pass that defeated Lafayette in 1930. It was
fourth down at midfield with ten yards to go. Grossman
dropped back in kick formation. The other team had
expected a punt, but Grossman got off a throw from his
40-yard line into the enemy end zone, where it was
caught by Don Coursen, Rutgers end...IS BROOKLYN
BOY: Grossman is a Brooklyn boy, 6 feet tall and
weighing 195 pounds. He is something of a local hero,
having been an All-City high school player before going
to college. That same distinction was won two years
ago by his younger brother, Nat, now a star at New York
university...LIKES TO BLOCK PUNTS: There is one
particular way in which an end can prove spectacular
and valuable to his team and the formula is an important
part of the repertoire developed by Paul Riblett, the
University of Pennsylvania captain last year, now a
regular on the Brooklyn Dodgers. Riblett simply dotes
on blocking kicks. When a game goes by without Riblett blocking a ball as it comes off the toes of an enemy punter, he feels that the day was a perfect flop. It is more likely that Green Bay football fans will see Riblett performing his specialty Sunday when he plays with the Dodgers against the Packers. The former Penn leader has broken up many football games at college by either fully blocking or partly deflecting a punted ball. The most notable of all his blocks was the one that upset California in 1929.
KEWAUNEE BAND PLAYS
OCTOBER 22 (Green Bay) - The Kewaunee high school band will attend the Packer-Brooklyn game on Sunday afternoon as guests of the Green Bay football club. Director Thoreson has received a communication from the Green Bay office that the entire time between halves will be turned over to the band for their program. They are being drilled this week on marching and formation work and the director is preparing a special program to be played at the stadium.
PRO FOOTBALL NOTES
OCTOBER 22 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears are still in the scoreless class as Green Bay nosed out a 2 to 0 win over the Halas-men in the Windy City last Sunday. The Bruins have played four games this season without handing up a single marker...Portsmouth and Stapleton battled to a 7 all no decision contest. The Islanders made the first touchdown and converted the extra point but the Spartans spurted in the final stanza and knotted the Stapes' total...After taking it on the chin three games in a row, the New York Giants found themselves in their opener at the Polo grounds and proceeded to put a big dent in the dope bucket by smearing the Brooklyn Dodgers, 20 to 12...Tom Nash, veteran Packers wingman, paved the way for Green Bay to defeat the Bears, 2 to 0, when he smeared one of Dick Nesbitt's punts and the ball rolled out of the end zone. Nash had a great day against the Chicagoans...Cal Hubbard has played a lot of football in his day but seldom had to leave the game. Last Sunday in the Packer fracas, Hubbard got a crack on the leg that laid him low and he took a couple of Packers to carry him out...Boston will play a return game in New York this weekend. The Braves bumped the Giants in their first meeting of the season but it may be a different story this time out as Steve Owens' club has started to click...Benny Friedman will return to the scene of his pro football debut when he plays with his Dodgers against Green Bay on Sunday. Friedman is a great drawing card in the Badger state and some 10,000 will see him perform...Jack Chevigny and his Chicago Cards camped in the New England sector all week as they will tangle with the Steamrollers at Providence on Sunday. The Rhode Islanders are not playing in the National loop this year...The Portsmouth Spartans are traveling via bus this fall and, according to Vice-president Harry S. Snyder, the club is saving a lot of money. The jumps are made in easy stages with stops along the route for practice...Young Mr. Frame and his gifted foot is cutting quite a figure in the brilliant season of the Stapleton club. Frame has come clean with every kick after touchdown and a couple of those extra points spelled victory...Red Cagle, former West Pointer, had a field day behind the line for New York in the argument with Brooklyn. Cagle chalked up a pair of touchdowns while Hap Moran came through with the other after a dash of 65 yards...As usual Dutch Clark, the Portsmouth quarterback, headlined the attack for Potsy Clark's hirelings. The former Colorado ace snapped a long forward pass from Cavosie for a touchdown and then kicked for the extra point.
GREEN BAY BATTLES BROOKLYN ON SUNDAY
OCTOBER 22 (Green Bay) - From the far-off New York metropolis came Benny Friedman and his Brooklyn Dodgers to Green Bay Sunday afternoon, determined to break the Wisconsin team's record of not having lost a game in 30 straight starts on their own home field. The former Michigan quarterback, regarded as the greatest passer of the present time, and one of the outstanding quarterbacks of all time, has a host of stars to shoot against the National league champions. Fleet backfield men and powerful linemen will be available, all with one purpose - to beat the Packers. The game will be the third between the teams. Brooklyn, admitted into the circuit last year, tasted defeat twice at the hands of Green Bay. In a game here the team lost by a 32 to 6 score and in the east they lost by a 7 to 0 count...LINEMEN ARE AILING: With several Packer linemen ailing after the bruising game with the Bears last Sunday, the Dodgers will have their best chance to trim the champions. It is believed that Friedman will shoot everything he has at the Packers early in the game in the hopes of gaining an early lead and then holding it by defensive football the rest of the game. The easterners are not expected to try many power plays against Green Bay's line as they know how hard it is to gain through the Wisconsin team's wall. Passes, laterals and wide runs and fast splits probably will be the principal mode of attack by Friedman and his mates. Friedman has several fleet backs and ends to work on the receiving side of his passes. He is certain to give them all plenty to do. Jack Grossman, former Rutgers star who leads the league in scoring, Wiberg of Nebraska, Toscani and Thomason are but a few of the many men available for work with the former Michigan star. At ends Stramiello, a Colgate flash, Riblett, of Penn and McNeil of Washington-Jefferson are sure to see action. All are capable pass receivers...BOWDOIN TO PLAY: The Dodgers will use several players who well known to Wisconsin fans. At guards Bruce Jones and Jim Bowdoin, who formerly played with Green Bay, will be seen in action. Milo Lubratovich, former Wisconsin tackle, is another player well known in the state who will perform for the invaders. McBride, fullback, and Wiberg also have been seen here before. Coach E.L. Lambeau may have to do without the services of a few of his regulars in the fight to stop the eastern invaders. Cal Hubbard, giant tackle, is suffering with a bruised knee and is not expected to see service. Milt Gantenbein, Wisconsin end, who has been out for three weeks with a bad leg, also may be missing again Sunday as the coach wants him to have another week rest before getting into action. Joe Zeller, guard, who suffered a leg injury in the Bear game, Hurdis McCrary, Verne Lewellen and Lavvie Dilweg also are ailing after the Chicago battle may be in shape to play although they are not in perfect shape. Al Culver, giant tackle, who was secured from the Bears early this week, will get his first test with the Packers. The coach plans to use him at Cal Hubbard's place on the right side of the line.
FRIEDMAN AND DODGERS AT GREEN BAY TOMORROW
OCTOBER 22 (Green Bay) - Making one of their last stands on their home grounds the Packers will attempt to repel a strong invader Sunday, when the Brooklyn Dodgers face the national professional football champions at City Stadium. The kickoff is set for 2 o'clock. Coach Benny Friedman, one of the league's most colorful players, heads the Brooklyn delegation which will face the Packers. The Dodgers lineup also included Jack Grossman, high scorer of the National league, whose four touchdowns in early season games has placed him ahead of all offensive competition. Two former Packers, Bruce Jones, who played here in 1927 and 1928, and Jim Bowdoin, whose service extended from 1929 to 1931, are regulars with Brooklyn. Both are guards, Bowdoin having been purchased by the Dodgers at the end of last season's play. A Brooklyn victory will shave the lead of the Packers to one full games, as the Bays now top the National league field by two contests. Packer fans will be in action for the first time Al Culver, 245-pound Notre Dame tackle, who has been rushed to Green Bay to bolster the positions once held by Stahlman, Hubbard and Perry. Three tackles are not deemed sufficient for a national championship team. The complete Packer backfield is ready for action, having recovered from the bumps and bruises picked up at Chicago last week. O'Boyle and Grove will call the signals, Bruder, Lewellen, Herber, Englemann and Blood will play at the halfback posts with Hinkle and McCrary at fullback.
FRIEDMAN LEAD DODGERS AGAINST GREEN BAY SUNDAY
OCTOBER 23 (Green Bay) - Always an attraction wherever he plays, Benny Friedman, famous Michigan all-American quarterback, will lead his Brooklyn Dodgers against the undefeated Green Bay Packers in a National Professional league game here Sunday afternoon. Friedman is part owner of the team and quarterback. The Brooklyn club has split even in four games so far. The Dodgers have defeated Stapleton, 7 to 0, and Boston, 14 to 0, and have lost a return game to Stapleton, 7 to 6, and to New York, Friedman's old team from which he bought his release, 20 to 12. Green Bay, in first place in the National league race by two full games, has won four games and tied one. The Packers have defeated the Chicago Cards, 15 to 7, New York, 13 to 0, Portsmouth 15 to 10, and the Chicago Bears, 2 to 0. They have also played a scoreless tie with the Bears. Used up somewhat severely in scoring the 2 to 0 victory over the Bears in Cubs Park last week the Packers will not be at full strength in Sunday's engagement. McCrary, fullback, has a wrenched hip; Perry, tackle, a bad ankle; Cal Hubbard, tackle, a bad knee; Nate Barrager, center, a badly cut nose; Zeller, a guard, a bad ankle and Verne Lewellen, halfback, a bad ankle. To replace one of his injured tackles Coach Curly Lambeau sent out a hurried S.O.S. last Monday and obtained Al Culver, former Notre Dame star. Culver had a trial with the Chicago Bears early in the season. He will make his debut Sunday. Brooklyn's lineup will include an old Green Bay favorite, Jim Bowdoin, guard. In addition to Friedman and Bowdoin, the invading lineup will have Bill Karel of Pittsburgh, Jack Grossman of Rutger, who leads the National league in scoring, the veteran Jack McBride of Syracuse, Bruce Jones, who formerly played with the Packers, Bud Toscani of St. Mary's, Paul Riblett of Pennsylvania, Wiberg, late of Stapleton, and Meitzinger, who formerly played with the Giants. George Lawrie, Chicago, will be the referee; Loyd Scott, Milwaukee, umpire, and George Johnson, Chicago, head linesman.