STARS OF FORMER YEARS TO ATTEND GRIDIRON FRACAS
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - Containing on its roster a galaxy of former collegiate football stars, the Stapleton professional team of Ken Strong, considered one of the greatest halfbacks in the game, will meet the Green Bay Packers in their homecoming game at City stadium next Sunday afternoon. By that time, the Stapes, who hail from Staten Island, should be quite familiar with the city, for they have been residents of Green Bay since Monday night, and have been doing all their training for the Packer contest right here. Football fans who have been watching the husky invaders work out gave predicted a rough afternoon for the champions, with the possibility of a last minute upset to mar an undefeated home record extending back to 1928...TRIBUTE TO LAMBEAU: This final home game of the season will be observed as "Lambeau day", in tribute to the coach who brought a collection of all-eastern, all-western, all-Big Ten and all-America stars from their respective university and college teams to three consecutive national championships as a single unit. Appropriate ceremonies on the field between halves will serve to remind the spectators of Coach E.L. Lambeau's 14 years of service to the Packer squad. Also between halves, the Disabled America Veterans' drum corps will parade. The period between the halves of the average football game usually is about the dullest of the afternoon, but the Packers have contrived to line up a series of entertainment features this year which have kept the crowds in the stands at all times...BARGAIN DAY PRICES: Two thousands reserved seat tickets in the stands at the west end of the stadium, usually sold for one dollar apiece, have been placed on sale at 50 cents, and will remain at this price until Saturday night, when all 50 cent purchases must have been made. The special price has been placed in effect so that all Packer fans will have the opportunity of honoring Coach Lambeau on his final home appearance of the 1932 gridiron season. Sunday morning the 2,000 seats again will sell at the full dollar price. One of the big features of the day will be the Packer homecoming, when veterans of the team's 14 seasons will be introduced to the crowd from the field. Invitations have been mailed out all over the country, requesting the "old timers", some of them now well up in their forties, to return for another glimpse of the team...STRONG GREAT BACK: These features will all serve to entertain the spectators between the halves, bu there will be an even greater attraction on the field during the contest itself, in the person of Kenneth Strong, captain and all-America halfback of the Stapes. Strong is playing his fourth season with the club, and has been seen in vigorous action here before. He is again in the form he displayed two years ago, when he was the sensation of the National league. Strong weighs 202 pounds and stands six feet tall. He is a product of New York university, starring under Chick Meehan, and plays professional baseball out of season.
KUECHLE STILL THRILLED OVER GAME IN 1930
OCTOBER 27 (Milwaukee) - The greatest professional game I ever saw? Easy, it was the 13 to 12 game which the Packers won from the Chicago Bears in Cubs park, Chicago, on a sunny, almost balmy early November afternoon in 1930. There are football games that have great kicking, or great running, or great passing, or dripping drama, but there are few, and none in my recollection, that ever combined them all as this one did. Here, on one stage, we had the battering Bronko Nagurski plunging and running at his peak, the platinumed toed Lewellen punting at his best, which was still barely good enough to match Lintzenich's kicking, the rifle armed Dunn throwing passes that would have snipped the light off a cigarette at 25 yards...MARGIN OF VICTORY: Dunn, now gone into coaching at Marquette university, won the game for the Packers. He kicked the extra point after the second
of Green Bay's touchdowns in the fourth quarter, that
provided the margin of victory. But that is getting ahead
of the story. The setting for the battle was perfect. It
was ideal football weather, warm enough for the comfort
of the largest paid crowd that ever saw a professional
football game in the middle west. They were two types
of teams that took the field. They were differently armed.
The Packers had an arrow, the Bears a sledge hammer.
The Packers carried the fight into the air and scored
their two touchdowns on passes. The Bears stayed on
the ground and hammered out their points on running
plays. On the merits of the two, there was no difference.
They were equal. Dunn's kick provided the difference...
HAVE IT ON COLLEGE: A college man, who had never
seen a professional game before, hit it on the head as
he walked out of the park: "The pros certainly have it on
the colleges. That was the greatest game I ever saw."
He never missed one now.
DUTCH CLARK IS LEADING DODGER ACE IN
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - For the first time since the
league season opened, Jack Grossman, versatile
Brooklyn Dodger halfback, is not in first place in the
league individual scoring. He has been replaced by
Dutch Clark, Portsmouth quarterback, who counted a
touchdown and a point after touchdown in the game
against Stapleton last week to boost his average eight
points. Clark now leads in the scoring with 25 points
and Grossman is one digit back of him with 24. Clark is
the most versatile of the two so far, as he has amassed
his total by scoring three touchdowns, four points after
touchdown, and one field goal. Grossman has counted
four touchdowns. For the first time this season, the
Chicago Bears are represented in the scoring column
as five of the team counted during the game Sunday
with Stapleton. Bronko Nagurski leads his teammates
with twelve points, having scored two touchdowns. He is
in a six way tied for third place in the individual scoring.
PACKERS STILL TOP LEAGUE IN POINTS SCORED
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - Counting two touchdowns
and one point after touchdown in their game with the
Brooklyn Dodgers last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers
remained out in front of the National league scoring with
a total of 58 points. The Dodgers, in failing to score,
dropped into third place with their 39 points, while the
Portsmouth Spartans moved into the second rung with
44 counters. The biggest hump of the day was the rise
of the Chicago Bears into a tie with Stapleton for fourth
place with 27 points. The Bears, scoreless in four
previous games, opened the throttle to the limit and jumped on the luckless Stapes for four touchdowns and three points after touchdown. Boston so far is the weakest offensive team in the circuit with only thirteen points in four games. The Bears upheld their reputation as the best defensive team in the league, and although they were scored on, still have only nine points chalked up against them in five games. The Packers rank second in defense with a total of only 17 points against them in six games.
STAPLETON ELEVEN DISPLAYS CLASS IN GRID DRILLS HERE
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - One of those wide open football games will be on the gridiron menu at the City Stadium Sunday afternoon when the Packers and Stapleton lock horns in a National league game. Official records show that Stapleton has piled up more yardage so far this season than any other team, and from the way the Islanders have been going through their practice paces here this week, they have no intention of getting out of the first down habit...STRONG AND WYCOFF: In Doug Wycoff and Ken Strong the Easterners have two of the best running backs in the country. Strong is without a peer in the open field and, once he gets underway, there is trouble stopping him. Wycoff is more of a slasher when lugging the oval. He rips off tackle splendidly and is also right at home when he comes to punching a hole in the center of the line. Gerald Frame, who played his collegiate football at Nebraska; Homer Ledbetter from Arkansas; Stuart Clancy, former Holy Cross captain and Jimmy Wilson from Washington and Jefferson are also capable ball carriers. Clancy is the only veteran of the this quartet...TWO STAR QUARTERS: The Islanders have no worries about quarterbacks as Bob Campiglio and Jimmy Hinton have been making a name for themselves this fall. Hinton comes from Texas Christian and his punting has been so remarkable that Ken Strong often lets the youngster boot the ball. Campiglio comes from the West Liberty Teachers' college and he was the leading point scorer in the country last season. The sports scribes of New York claim this Stapleton back is the fastest runner they have ever seen on a field. Large crowds have watched the Islanders in their workouts and it is the general opinion that they the smoothest working offense seen here this season. The backs start fast, there is no hesitation in calling the plays and the perfect timing on the formations has stirred up considerable comment...HUSTLING FOR JOBS: This Stapleton club is carrying a lot of young blood and every members is still hustling for his job. They will be put to the acid test this weekend as Owner Dan Blaine, who takes his football seriously, has threatened to distribute a number of pink tickets if a victory over the Packers is not forthcoming. Blaine had visions of a national championship this season and the two recent upsets, which marred his perfect pennant picture greatly, hasn't left him in the most pleasant frame of mind. The Stapleton owner never misses a practice and he is always on hand on the blackboard talks...FOUR TEAMS IN UNIFORM: The Staten Island club has spent a lot of money this season lining up what is the greatest team that ever represented Stapleton. For three weeks, Coach Harold Hansen had pretty close to 50 men in uniform and in the opening game, a non-league affair, four Stapleton teams ran through signals on the field. Stapleton has a "farm" at Patterson, N.J. This club plays in the Eastern Professional league and any players from this outfit are subject to call on 24 hours notice by Stapleton. Through this gridiron chain arrangement, the Islanders have a young army of men to work with. Strict training rules prevail for the Stapes and the curfew rings early. Trainer Patrick Fitzsimmons keeps an eagle eye on the players at all times and his experience as conditioner for the Newark club of the International Baseball league makes him right at home taking care of the aches and pains of the footballers. Fitz has a special cure for sprains. The players swear by him.
TICKETS SELLING FAST
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - Tickets are selling fast for
the Stapleton game and the "Bargain Day" pasteboards
are in great demand. The Football corporation cut the
price on the reserved seats in the west end stands to
50 cents in order to help swell the crowd for the "Coach
Lambeau Day" ceremonies. These tickets, however,
must be purchased before Saturday night. The Packer
ticket office in the C.C.C is open daily from 9 a.m. until
STAPES GAIN MOST GROUND
OCTOBER 27 (Columbus) - Stapleton holds the lead in
offensive in the league race according to team statistics
completed today by the NFL. The Stapes in six games
have gained 1,207 yards, while the unbeaten league
leading Green Bay Packers have gained only 838 yards
in a like number of games. The Giants continue to be
the best forward passing team with 32 completed in 80
passes. The Packers are the best point getters with 58,
while the Chicago Bears have yielded only nine points.
The Cardinals in four games have the best defensive
average having yielded only 564 yards.
BAY WATERLOOK PREDICTED BY STAPLETON ACE
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - "Certainly we expect to
beat the Packers Sunday, we didn't come 1,200 miles
to take a licking," Doug Wycoff, ace ball carrier of the
Stapleton team, said Wednesday night in reply to a
query as to the outcome of the Packer-Stapleton here
this weekend. "Mark Oct. 30, 1932, down in the books
as the day of the Packer Waterloo. We understand that
they have run a string of 28 games in which they have
not been defeated, but we figure they have to fall some
time, and Sunday night might just as well be the day.
We are confident of beating the Packers and have no thoughts of returning home without a victory. We always like to get at least three touchdowns in a game and we plan to go out and get them right off the bat Sunday. In the east the teams all are good this season," he continued, "it looks like a standoff as far as the teams in that half of the league are concerned. Boston, New York and Portsmouth all are good clubs, with Portsmouth being somewhat stronger than the other two. In the west we have found the Bears plenty tough, as they have a big team. We expect a hard game with the Cardinals. We realize that the Packers have something to win three championships, but we expect to beat them Sunday, and I am earnestly sincere when I predict that we will." "Wouldn't it be a breeze if we scored three touchdowns in the first half," he called down the hall as a parting warning.
HOMECOMING TO BE CELEBRATED HERE SUNDAY
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - Once each year the Packers and the Packer fans welcome back the football stars of yesterday. Sunday when Stapleton and the Packers are mixing it up at the city stadium they will be doing their work under the eyes of the most critical audience of the season, for all of the old timers, many of whom made football history in Green Bay, will be in the stands. It is true that many of the old rascals couldn't wait for the homecoming and have been sneaking into the stands for many of the early games, but Sunday they will all be there...DUNN LATEST ADDITION: Mr. Joseph (Red) Dunn, who is the latest addition to the Packer alumni, will be back Sunday. The famous red-headed quarterback of yesteryear has been back to no less than two games already this season, and Sunday will be his third. However, this time he won't be permitted to get into the stands unnoticed, and he may even give one of his famous speeches, entitled "I Won't Be Back." Others confidently expected are Mayor Richard (Jab) Murray, now chief executive of Marinette; Howard (Cub) Buck, former Packer tackle, billed in the dim past as the "largest football player in captivity"; Eddie Kotal, the famous curly head who scorned a head guard, and was nearly the smallest player in captivity; Myrt Basing, running mate, classmate, and one time business partner of Kotal's; Moose Gardner, Tubby Howard and many others from widely scattered points throughout the state and national who are still Packer fans...LAMBEAU TO MATHYS: There will be these and a host of others from Green Bay, who once cavorted about the field to the cheers of the multitude, back in the old days when a play-by-play report of the game consisted of largely of writing, "forward pass from Lambeau to Mathys."
PACKER SPIRITS AIDS SQUAD IN PENNANT CHASE
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - All the sport experts who have studied the situation are willing to concede that Green Bay's success in the NFL is due not only to great playing and great coaching, but also in no small part to the community spirit that supports the team in all of its encounters. The Packers have been called the professional team with the college spirit, and it is generally acknowledged that no team in the professional ranks has such intimate and close association with the fans as do the Packers. No other group of professional players is so directly accountable to the fans, and no other team, therefore has the determination to win that carries the Packers on. At least that is the opinion of Roundy Coughlin, Stoney McGlynn, Ollie Kuechle and other scribes who have made numerous attempts to discover the cause of that little something that gives the Packers the punch required to win. When the old Packer line starts to wilt, if ever, the individual players feel a personal responsibility to carry on. Children are named for Packer players in this community and no player could fold up while the fond parents of the next crop of voters are crying for touchdowns from the bearers of the same names they use to sing lullabys to at home. The old fashioned rattle with the pink and blue ribbons is still the first gift to children in this community, but the big yellow football is the second gift to all male children. Football is Green Bay's ruling passion. It is the year round sport. It reaches its height in the fall, passes safely through the hot stove league season, and meets spring with plans for the coming season. Summer is spent by most Green Bay people in reading reports of new players being signed to try out the next fall. The Packers are Green Bay's one community possession. Everyone in the city shares the general pride in the team, and everyone supports vocally, financially and otherwise to the limit of his ability, and that according to the experts is one reason they win and win again.
MCGINNIS SAYS FOOTBALL HERE IS GREAT SHOW
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - While it is possible that fans will not fully appreciate it at this time, the Packers are giving residents of Green Bay a type of entertainment that cannot be purchased at any price in most of the cities in the country, according to James H. McGinnis, proprietor of the Broadway hotel. "Ten years from now, if the Packers have ceased to exist, everyone will appreciate how much the team meant in entertainment value," Mr. McGinnis said, "and fans will be wishing for the 'good old days'. That's the way it was after the best baseball ever played in Green Bay, back in the late 90s, was history. That's one thing that hasn't been mentioned in connection with the contribution of the Packer team to the city, but it's an important item. Many fans look forward through the entire year to the football season, and they secure an amount of entertainment from the games that could not be gotten otherwise." Mr. McGinnis is one of the city's ardent fans himself, and has held a season ticket to the Packer games since the management first began to offer them to sale.
EASTERN TRIP NEXT TASK TO FACE CHAMPS
OCTOBER 27 (Green Bay) - For the remainder of the season the Packers will be out of town as after the Stapleton game they will start their seven game invasion of foreign fields. On Nov. 6, the Bears will meet the Chicago Cards at Wrigley field and will then return to Green Bay for several days before they start their long eastern invasion. On Thursday, Nov. 10, the champs will leave for Boston, where on Nov. 13 they will play at the Hub city. Following this the Packers jump to New York where they will headquarter at the Lincoln hotel. Three games will be played in and around the eastern metropolis, the first with the Giants at the Polo Grounds on Nov. 20, the second with Brooklyn at Ebbets Field on Nov. 24, and on Nov. 27 they will again meet Stapleton. Following the sojourn in New York, the Packers will go to Portsmouth where on Dec. 4 they will meet the Spartans in what will probably result in a grudge battle. On Dec. 11, the Packers wind up their season at Wrigley Field with the Chicago Bears.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
OCTOBER 28 (Green Bay) - Did you know that - The Packers probably will "click" better Sunday that at any other time this year. In drills this week they snapped through plays as smooth as we have ever seen them work. You'll probably see a backfield composed of Grove, Herber, Blood and Hinkle get plenty of work. They ran pass plays like a machine yesterday and another group composed of O'Boyle, Bruder, Englemann and McCrary also looked very good. Lewellen was smooth with both combinations. Red Bultman, playing his first year with the Packers, looks better with every start. The Stapes have a lateral pass or two that are "wows" and may click to give the Bays trouble Sunday but the Packers haven't had much trouble stopping