1932 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Post-Season
DECEMBER 14 (Green Bay) - Verne Lewellen's 50 touchdowns scored for the Green Bay Packers over nine years of competition against the gridiron's most impressive opposition mark him as one of the greatest scoring players of all time, a survey of Packer scoring records reveals. Starting in 1924, with a modest 12 points, Lewellen now has crossed the last opposing chalk mark half-a-hundred
times, as with one extra point, he scored 301 points over
the nine year period. The touchdown Lewellen scored on
Nov. 13 of this season against Boston, was his fiftieth in
league competition for the Packers. There are two other 
men who crossed the century mark in points during their
years with the Packers. Johnny Blood, with 27 touchdowns,
has counted 162, and the third high scorer is E.L. (Curly)
Lambeau, now coach of the team, who from 1921 to 1927
scored 12 touchdowns, kicked 19 extra points and booted
six field goals...NO FIELD GOALS: The Packers have 
kicked no goals from the field in recent years, the last one
being hoisted over Nov. 3, 1929, by Joseph (Red) Dunn,
when the Bays defeated the Minneapolis Red Jackets, 16
to 6. Since the Packers entered the National league on Oct.
23, 1921, with a victory over the Minneapolis Marines, the
the great Green Bay eleven has scored 247 touchdowns,
kicked 147 extra points and made 28 field goals for a
tremendous total of 1,713 points, all acquired in league
competition. Scoring leadership of the team changed very
frequently during these years, although Lewellen's long
reign, from 1926 to 1930, inclusive, set a high water mark
for scoring honors. Coach Curly Lambeau, then Captain
Lambeau, was high scorer in 1921 and 1922, but the 
following year the distinction went to Howard (Cub) Buck,
a lineman. Tillie Voss, an end, was high man in 1924, but
the next season the backfield reasserted himself, Marty Norton taking the honors...LEWELLEN STARTS STRONG: Then commenced Lewellen's long period of supremacy, extending until 1931, when Johnny Blood ran wild to chalk up 13 touchdowns and lead the National league. Buck's record with the Packers was impressive. Although he never scored a touchdown, he placed seventh on the team's all-time scoring list, with 24 extra points and 12 field goals. He kicked more field goals than any other Packer, and only Red Dunn, with 46 extra points, exceeded him in that department. Several members of the 1932 team now rate well up among scoring leaders of the all-time squad. Lewellen placed first, Blood second, Dilweg fourth, McCrary fifth, Englemann eleventh, Bruder thirteenth (appropriately enough for Hard Luck Hank), Grove sixteenth and O'Boyle nineteenth. Molenda, released in mid-season rated sixth among the all-time scorers.
DECEMBER 14 (Chicago) - After the Portsmouth Spartans and the Chicago Bears play off their tie for the National Professional Football championship at Wrigley Field Sunday, they will carry their act to Cincinnati for a charity game Christmas Day. George Halas, owner of the Bears, today announced the Cincinnati date, which will be played for the benefit of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and said negotiations were underway for another charity game at Nashville, Tenn. Red Grange will play with the Bears, instead of accompanying the Green Bay Packers to the west coast and Honolulu, as had been reported.
DECEMBER 15 (Green Bay) - Although the Green Bay Packers for years have rated as a high scoring football outfit, on only four occasions in the team's NFL history has an individual player scored three touchdowns in a game, a survey of the squad's statistics reveals. The trick has been turned twice by Johnny Blood and once each by Wuert Englemann and Marty Norton. The highest number of points after touchdown kicked by an individual Packers during a single game in league competition is four, and only two players have done it; Curly Lambeau and Pid Purdy, Lambeau did it twice. The first Packer to score three touchdowns in a single game against National league competition was Marty Norton, who turned the trick Oct. 4, 1925, as the Packers were beating the Milwaukee Badgers, 31 to 0. In this same contest Lambeau booted four extra points, the second time he had accomplished this feat. The previous attempt was Nov. 6, 1921, when the Packer captain kicked four extra points in a 43 to 6 rout of Evansville...PURDY KICKING STAR: On Oct. 24, 1926, Pid Purdy kicked four extra points as the Bays were running over Racine, 35 to 0. It was six years and one week to the day from the time Norton scored his three-touchdown performance, until Johnny Blood did the stunt again. Blood's one-man show was staged Oct. 11, 1931, as the Packers, aided by his three touchdowns, ran over the Chicago Cardinals, 26 to 7. The third time the stunt succeeded, Wuert Englemann was the hero. He counted three touchdowns in the first five minutes of play against the Providence Steam Rollers Oct. 25, 1931, and helped his team wallop the invaders, 48 to 20. Johnny Blood did it again two weeks later, crossing the last chalk mark three times in a game at Providence, which the Packers won 38 to 7. The vagabond halfback leaped into the scoring leadership of the National league as a result of the spree...LEWELLEN-DUNN TEAM: Verne Lewellen and Joseph (Red) Dunn collaborated many times to count points for the Packers, but it is worthy of note that on five occasions, from 1928 to 1931, these two scored the only points as the Packers were taking 7-point contests. Four times Lewellen scored a touchdown and Dunn kicked the extra point to give the Packers a 7 to 0 victories. These performances occurred Nov. 18, 1928, against the Giants at New York; Sept. 28, 1930, against the Bears at Green Bay; Sept. 27, 1931, against the same team in the same place; and Nov. 29, 1931, against the Dodgers at Brooklyn. Lewellen and Dunn got together again for all seven points on Oct. 27, 1929, when Green Bay defeated the Cardinals at Chicago, 7 to 6.
DECEMBER 16 (New York) - Clark Hinkle, former Bucknell star, made the prize punt of the NFL season of 1932, according to statistics compiled Friday. Hinkle, a member of the Green Bay Packers, got off a 77-yard kick against the Chicago Bears on September 25. All kicks were measured from the line of scrimmage, so Hinkle actually kicked about 90 yards. Dick Nesbitt of the Bears was runner-up. He had a 75-yarder against Stapleton October 2.
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay) - About this time of the year a
football fan's mind is filled with names of players chosen
on all-star teams. You can pick up any publication and find
an "official All-American". Chances are that one is as good
as the other and none are quite fair. We gave up picking all-
American professional football elevens some years ago 
and started instead selection of an all-Star National league
football club. Our argument was that every National league
club is allowed to carry 22 men, so why not name the 22
best men, two for each position, for an all-star squad...After
discussing the subject with professional football players of
the Packers, Bears, Portsmouth, Cardinals, Giants, and
from  our own deductions after watching the Packers in
action in nine of the 14 games, we have decided upon 22
men for our all-star National league club. You can start the
anvil chorus any time now. With that line, you wouldn't have
a man under 195 pounds. The ends are big and rangy. All
are good pass receivers and can break up just about 
everything sent at them. The tackles are big and powerful.
Cal Hubbard played his best game for Green Bay this year
and has been the outstanding tackle of the circuit. Milo
Lubratovich, Brooklyn, Christensen, Portsmouth, and Tiny
Engebretsen, of the Bears, are all big and powerful. They
can take plenty of abuse. At the guards, Michalske was a 
steady performer all year although not as outstanding as 
he was the previous season. He changed his style of play somewhat this year so wasn't in the headlines as often as he had been. But his work was just as good. Mac Murdo, players tell us, is as good as they come. Carlson and Bruce Jones are others that can fit into any club. They have beef and power. There were many good centers this year with Barrager and Miller getting the call...Dutch Clark, Portsmouth, was in a class by himself and was the outstanding man for the position. Molesworth, of the Bears, look like the second best bet. Battles, of Boston, was another good field general. Benny Friedman wasn't so hot this year. There probably will be many arguments about our backfield, but we'll stick to the one we have named. Campiglio, of Brooklyn, most certainly belongs. The same thing can be said about Ken Strong, Red Grange and Presnell at halfbacks. Strong was a sick man when he played here but had enough courage to get out and play nearly the entire game. Grange and Presnell are good enough for any team in the world. The fullback posts go to Nagurski and Hinkle on our team because they played in nearly every game of the year and gave plenty of good football. There were others, too, who did some fine work at the position but we don't believe they were as effective as our pair.
DECEMBER 17 (Los Angeles) - When Green Bay and Wisconsin football fans read this, the Packers will be on the briny deep, bound for the Hawaiian Islands, the home of the hula hula dancer and the grass skit, where the gridders will play two games on Christmas and New Year's day respectively. (The Green Bay squad sailed from San Pedro at 10 o'clock Friday evening). A large crowd was at the dock, but not to see us off. Some movie actress was going to Honolulu for the holidays, and many of her admirers and friends came down to the dock to bid her farewell. It looks like a pleasant trip. We expect to arrive in Honolulu next Wednesday and will immediately begin working out for the contest with the University of Hawaii Christmas Day. The Packers will be "strictly business" until this game, and there will be no sightseeing until after Christmas. The trip from Green Bay to Los Angeles was a pleasant one and the boys certainly welcomed the balmy weather here after the chilling winds of Wisconsin. It is still too cool for flannels, but the players have them all ready for wear in the Islands...HERBER IS BARRED: Arnie Herber has been barred from all future card games. He's too lucky. Mike Michalske is lonesome and is already pining for old Green Bay. Jug Earpe is also crying the blues. He was undecided whether he would get on the S.S. Mariposa or not tonight. It seems someone put a picture of a sinking ship in his berth Thursday night and he didn't sleep a wink - so he says. Jug is no sailor, and he says if that ship sinks he can't walk back. Dry land will look good to him when he gets to Honolulu. The final details for the Knights of Columbus charity game in San Francisco were settled here Friday between Coach E.L. Lambeau and Joseph O'Connor of San Francisco. According to the latter, a large crowd will be on hand to see the Green Bay pros play a picked coast eleven. Some of the boys went over to San Pedro Friday morning to look the ship over before sailing. One of them, before reaching the waterfront, said: "If that ship doesn't look just like this picture of it I have in my pocket, I'm not going on it. It's got to be a big one, brother, before I get aboard." Happily the Mariposa lived up to all expectations. It is a palatial vessel and our quarters are roomy and very comfortable...VISIT MOVIE STUDIOS: Just before sailing the Packers posed for a movietone picture and for many newspaper photos. Seven of the players Friday afternoon went over to Hollywood and visited a number of the big studios. They all concurred in the opinion that the movie queens are like southern cooking - greatly overrated. Paul Burke has been complaining because there is no chaplain with the part. He was told this will be remedied the next time. Just before sailing tentative arrangements were made with the Los Angeles Masonic lodge for a charity game here on Jan. 29. The final details will be settled upon our return from Honolulu. This will be the last you'll hear from us until we reach mid-ocean, then I'll radio the dope on how the boys are standing the trip - if I don't get seasick myself.
Professional football is now about to extend its field overseas. The Green Bay Packers, one of the country's leading professional outfits, sailed for Honolulu on the ocean liner Mariposa to play two charity games. On board as the vessel leaving from Los Angeles are from left: team captain John McNally of Boston; Earl “Curly” Lambeau, manger and coach; center; and Paul Burke, the team's most faithful fan. Burke accompanies the Packers wherever they go to play. This photo taken on December 19, 1932 in Los Angeles. (Associated Press) (Source: Packerville, USA)
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SS Mariposa was a luxury ocean liner launched in 1931; one of four ships in the Matson Lines "White Fleet" which included SS Monterey, SS Malolo and SS Lurline. It was later renamed the SS Homeric. In 1973, a major fire destroyed much of her galley and restaurant and she was scrapped in Taiwan in 1974.
DECEMBER 24 (Honolulu) - Crowds of interested fans
were on hand Friday afternoon here to witness a practice
session of the Green Bay Packers, professional football
team which will meet the University of Hawaii on Monday
afternoon. The kickoff has been set at 3 o'clock Monday,
but the Packers are faced with plenty of work before that
time. There was to be another stiff practice late today, and
Coach E.L. Lambeau has announced a final workout for
Sunday morning...PLAN LONG DRILL: Sunday's practice is
expected to draw another large crowd, as the majority of
Honolulu residents have never seen a major football 
game of proportions now planned. The coach of the team
from the territorial United States probably will drill his men
for several hours, provided the heat is not excessive. The
Packers have had but little trouble in becoming acclimated
although the temperature has ranged around 70 here 
since their arrival. They said that the thermometer has
registered below zero when they left the midwest United
States, but despite the great discrepancy, they have been
able to display a great amount of snap and power in their
daily workouts. Every facility at the Hotel Moana has been
turned over to the visitors, who are attracting attention
everywhere they go. A similar collection of giants has 
never been seen on the island as most of the men appear
of extraordinary proportions..TEAM VERY FAST: The Hawaii
University team, which the Packers will face here Monday
afternoon, is much smaller, but is very fast and possesses
a deceptive passing attack. The players never wear shoes
while playing, but the Packers have flatly refused to join
them in this matter, preferring to wear the heavy cleated
shoes worn by continental football teams. Some of the
visitors also have been wearing heavy woolen socks in
practice. Arrangements for transmitting a play-by-play
account of the game to the mainland, where it will be
telegraphed to Green Bay and then broadcast over the
radio, have been completed by Coach Lambeau and 
Sports Editor Crane of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
DECEMBER 24 (Green Bay) - With six touchdowns, 10
points after touchdown and three field goals for a total of
55 points, Earl (Dutch) Clark, Portsmouth quarterback, 
carried off high scoring honors in the pro football league
this season. Clark got the jump on the rest of the boys 
early in the season and maintained his lead until the least.
Red Grange with seven touchdowns with 42 points led his
Chicago Bears in scoring and incidentally was second only
to Clark in league individual scoring for the season. Last
year's high point man, Johnny Blood of the Packers, was
tied with Hank Bruder, a teammate for high honors on the
Packer squad, and finished in a five way tie for sixth place
in the league.
DECEMBER 24 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will
play the University of Hawaii team at Honolulu Monday. An
account of the game will be relayed from Honolulu to Green
Bay via San Francisco and will be broadcast over radio
station WHBY, Green Bay. The game will start at 8:30 p.m.
Central standard time.
DECEMBER 25 (Honolulu) - The first game between a
college football team and a professional team, about the
outcome of which arguments have raged for years, will be
played here Monday afternoon between the Green Bay
Packers, three time champions of the NFL and third place
winners in this year's race, and the University of Hawaii.
The game will start at 2 o'clock, which is about 8 o'clock
Milwaukee and Green Bay time. The Packers arrived here
early Thursday morning after their long voyage from Los
Angeles and immediately went out to regain their land legs.
The men appeared in excellent shape. They worked out
every day at one of the athletic fields near their hotel. Considerable interest has been aroused by the game which is to be the first between a pro eleven and a college team in the history of the sport. The nearest approach to it was the contest between the New York Giants and an all-star Notre Dame team, handled by the late Knute Rockne, in New York two years ago. The Giants walloped the all-stars. It wasn't a contest. Honolulu, however, feels differently about the outcome of this game. The Hawaiian boys have been in full training since the regular season closed and they feel they can take the invaders. Nor has their attitude been changed by the surprising non-chalance which the Packers have shown. The visitors have done all their training in a matter of fact way. Much of the Packers' time so far has been occupied by sightseeing. Whatever may happen on the football field Monday, they must surely say they were welcomed here with open arms. They had hardly landed when the sightseeing began. Between 20,000 and 25,000 fans are expected to see the game. Not only in Honolulu, but in other parts of the island, interest has been aroused in football as seldom before. The Packers will remain here for another week and on Sunday January 8 will play an all-star island lineup in a charity game. The team will leave Hawaii two days later and engage in two exhibition games in Californian January 22 and 29 before returning home to Green Bay.
DECEMBER 12 (Honolulu) - Now that the Weber-McKinley game is out of the way, and despite the business depression, enough money was taken in at the gate to pay Weber's expense guarantee with some over for the Shrine hospital for crippled children, attention is called to the next gridiron attraction, the Green Bay Packers from Green Bay, Wisconsin, close to the Michigan peninsula. The Packers are the last word in football - professional football - a team rated as the best in the world. They are to meet our McKinley and Kam alumni teams in the Stadium over the year end holidays. The Packers are coming down on a sort of a joy ride - they have nothing to fear from the two local teams and can make these games as interesting as they see fit, close and exciting, or very one-sides. J. Ashman Beavan who conducted negotiations for this attraction with the permission and backing of Stadiums Ltd., insists that our football fans will turn out to see the Packers play because they are a great football team. The answer to this will be box office figures showing the total amount taken in at the gate. The Packers are coming all right, and it's only too bad they we cannot give them strong opposition.
DECEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers headed for the tropics today on the longest journey ever taken by a professional football team. A squad of 17 players and Coach E.L. Lambeau boarded the Milwaukee road train at 12:30 for Chicago where they will transfer to a Pacific coast train as their first step in a journey to Honolulu. Two football games will be played on the Hawaiian Islands over the Christmas and New Year holidays. After these games the team will return to the Pacific coast where it is scheduled to compete in two more games against crack elevens. The Packers were invited to come to Honolulu to play the University of Hawaii eleven on Christmas day and an all-star eleven of former Hawaii and Pacific coast stars on New Year's day. The team was selected instead of Portsmouth and the Bears who nosed out the Packers for the 1932 championship, on the basis of its record of the past four years. In that time the Packers won three straight titles, took 46 victories, were beaten eight times and tied three games...DILWEG WILL GO: Lavvie Dilweg, veteran end, who at first had announced that he would not make the trip, changed his plans and was among those on the way west. Five others, however, will not go. Tom Nash, who was injured in the east, will not make the trip, neither will Hurdis McCrary, Paul Fitzgibbons, Dick Stahlman, Cal Hubbard and Verne Lewellen. Those who left were Art Bultman, Nate Barrager, Rudy Comstock, Jugger Earpe, Claude Perry, Lester Peterson, Al Rose, Milt Gantenbein, Dilweg, Johnny Blood, Roger Grove, Wuert Englemann, Hank Bruder, Clark Hinkle and Arnold Herber and Coach E.L. Lambeau. The Packers will leave from Los Angeles Friday. After the games in Honolulu they will return to meet an all-star Pacific coast team in the annual Knights of Columbus Charity game at Kezar stadium, San Francisco, Jan. 22. They also will appear against a team of Southern California all-stars at Los Angeles Jan. 29. Paul Burke of Green Bay also may make the trip as a vacation jaunt. He would have to leave tomorrow to join the squad in Los Angeles before it sails Friday.
DECEMBER 13 (San Francisco) - The Green Bay Packers today accepted an invitation to participate in a charity game here Jan. 22. The Knights of Columbus, sponsors, said an opponent would be chosen later. Red Grange, leading scorer for the Chicago Bears, will be added to the Packers' lineup for the contest.
DECEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - For the firs time since the
Packers entered NFL competition, two players this year
tied for the team's high scoring honors: Henry Bruder 
and Johnny Blood. Blood, who was high scorer both for
the team and the league in 1931, came back to top the
Packers again, but this season he was tied with Bruder,
each having 24 points on six touchdowns. Roger Grove,
Packer quarterback, roosted only one point behind, with
three touchdowns and five extra points. The Bays failed to
pile up any such amazing total of points as acquired in
1931, when the team scored 44 touchdowns and 25 
extra points. They did however push over 22 touchdowns
and kick 14 extra points...PACKERS WHIP CARDINALS: Their first league encounter, after they defeated Grand Rapids, Mich,, 45 to 0, was against the Chicago Cardinals, Sept. 18, the Packers winning, 15 to 7. Bruder and Michalske scored touchdowns, and Harry O'Boyle kicked an extra point. There was also a Cardinal safety involved in the scoring. Sept. 25 the Bays played a scoreless tie with the Chicago Bears and the following week they defeated the New York Giants, 13 to 0. McCrary and Bruder scored the touchdowns, and O'Boyle booted the extra point. Oct. 9 they edged Portsmouth in a sensational game, 15 to 10, on touchdowns by Rose and Hinkle, a Spartan safety, and O'Boyle's extra point kick. The Packers nosed out the Bears at Chicago, Oct. 16, 2 to 0, and Oct. 23 returned home to knock down Benny Friedman's Brooklyn Dodgers, 13 to 0. Rose and Herber scored the touchdowns, and O'Boyle added a point. Then Stapleton invaded the Bay, dropping a 26 to 0 game. Grove caught passes to score two touchdowns and others were added by Herber and Bruder. Grove kicked two extra points. The Packers had little trouble with the Cardinals at Chicago, continuing their victory romp, 19 to 9. Blood broke into the scoring column for the first time with a pair of touchdowns, Hinkle got another and O'Boyle kicked an extra point. Then the Bays, playing their greatest football of the year, counted an impressive victory over Boston, 21 to 0. Grove, Lewellen and Blood went over for touchdowns, and extra points were added by O'Boyle, Grove and Dilweg, the latter by the forward pass route...LOSE TO GIANTS: On Nov. 20, at New York, the Packers met their Waterloo, losing to the Giants, 6 to 0. They followed this with a pair of wins, however, defeated Brooklyn, Thanksgiving day, 7 to 0, on Bruder's touchdown and O'Boyle's extra kick, and wandering over Stapleton the following Sunday, 21 to 3. In this game, Hinkle, Englemann and Blood made touchdowns, and the extra points were added by Hinkle and Grove, the latter getting a pair. There was no scoring in the last two games, the Bays losing at Portsmouth, 19 to 0, and then dropping a hard fought game to the Bears at Chicago, 9 to 0.
DECEMBER 14 (Green Bay) - One of the Green Bay-Chicago Bears football classics will be recreated for the fans tonight in a special broadcast for Wadhams Gasolines, originating at Radio Station WTMJ. The broadcast is a special program beginning at 7:30 o'clock and continuing to 9. Wadhams for a number of years has broadcast the Packer home games from the stadium and road games from telegraph reports. Because the Wisconsin corporations' announcer give the Green Bay team "the breaks" if there were any, the broadcasts have been favorites with the fans.
DECEMBER 14 (Green Bay) - The Packers have completed their eleventh year in the NFL and in the last four years of that period have established a record that will probably stand for a great many years to come. They are on their way to far off Honolulu to spread the fame of their glory and incidentally that of the city and state supporting them. It is a just reward for all their grueling efforts, and Hawaii paid them a fitting and proper tribute in inviting them in preference to those who have a little higher percentage for the current year. That they were also invited for the Pacific coast game in the annual Knights of Columbus charity endeavor is because they constitute the team with the color that appeals to the popular imagination, the club that has accomplished more than any other single factor to popularize the professional game, to keep tens of thousands attracted to it, and to compel an almost universal reference to them by metropolitan sports writers as "the greatest team the game ever brought together". The Packers' success is attributable, like the success of every great endeavor, to a great many factors, an important element of which was the planning, coaching and management. Another important element is the splendid support which came from miles around in every direction, constantly cheering the team on to the further and supreme effort which brought victory. Among the players themselves the willingness to sink or sacrifice individuality for the success of a yard or two was always evident, another living proof of the sense in Kipling's words; "It ain't the individual or the army as a whole, But the everlastin' teamwork of every bloomin' soul". One season is but a battle in the record of such an outfit. The loss of the championship this year will only spur the men on to a recovery of it next year. They will remember that the brightest names in American history, the most courageous and reckless and military units, lost battles. Continual invincibility is not for football any more than it is for anything else on this unruly earth.
DECEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - Seventeen members of the Green Bay Packers football club, including Coach Curly Lambeau, left here Tuesday morning on a 5,000-mile jaunt to Honolulu, where they will play two games, the first on Christmas Day and the second on New Year's Day. Before it returned to Green Bay about February 6, the Packer team will play two more games, the principal one at San Francisco on January 22, when it meets an all star Pacific coast team coached by Ernie Nevers, assistant football coach at Stanford University and former captain and coach of the Chicago Cardinals. On January 29, the Bays will play a picked coast aggregation at Los Angeles. Several other games also may be arranged. Because of their excellent record over a four-year period, the Packers were selected to play in the Knights of Columbus charity game in San Francisco January 22. The trip to Honolulu was arranged after the invitation to play on the west coast was received. The Packer squad will sail Friday December 16 about 10 o'clock from San Pedro, Cal., aboard the S.S. Mariposa of the Matson Navigation line. Those making the trip are Art Bultman, Green Bay, and Nate Barrager, Los Angeles, centers; Rudy Comstock, Canton, Ohio; Joseph Zeller, Bloomington, Ind., and August Michalske, Green Bay, guards; Claude Perry, Honey Springs, Ala., and Jug Earpe, Green Bay, tackles; Lester Peterson, Tyler, Tex., Al Rose, Waco, Tex., Lavvie Dilweg, Green Bay, and Milton Gantenbein, La Crosse, ends; Roger Grove, Lansing, Mich., Clark Hinkle, Cadiz, Ohio; Johnny Blood, Minneapolis; Wuert Englemann, Pierre, S.D., Arnold Herber and Hank Bruder, both of Green Bay, halfbacks.
DECEMBER 19 (Columbus) - Green Bay, Chicago Bears
and Portsmouth, the three leading teams in the National
league grabbed the lion's share of places on the all-
professional eleven selected for the Associated Press by
seven of the eight coaches in the league. On the first team,
three places each went to Green Bay and the Bears.
Portsmouth was awarded two and the remaining positions
were filled by New York, Chicago Cardinals and Boston...
AGAIN ON TEAM: Being selected on a nationwide team is
no new experience for two of the first team players, Earl
Clark of Portsmouth and Bronko Nagurski of the Bears. The
former was named quarterback on the Associated Press
all-American team in 1928 when a member of the
Colorado College eleven. Nagurski was similarly honored
the following season at Minnesota where he played tackle.
Harold (Red) Grange, who galloped to all-American fame
in 1925 at the University of Illinois was relegated to the
second team. Three more all-Americans of college years,
Christian Cagle, Army, 1928; Benny Friedman, Michigan,
1926, and Kenneth Strong, New York University, 1928, were
given honorable mention...ONLY UNANIMOUS CHOICE: 
Clark was the only unanimous choise. Ray Flaherty, New
York's great pass catcher, and Luke Johnsos of the Bears
won the end positions and Cal Hubbard, 225 pound boy
from Green Bay and Glen Edwards of Boston the tackles.
Two Chicago players, Jules Carlson of the Bears and Walt
Kiesling of the Cardinals, were named as guards. Nate
Barrager of Green Bay, former Southern California star, was
selected for the snapperback job. In the backfield, Clark at
quarterback is flanked by Arnold (Flash) Herber of Green
Bay and Roy (Father) Lumpkin of Portsmouth, regarded as
one of the greatest blocking halfbacks in the league.
Lumpkin gained fame at Georgia Tech while Herber is an
alumnus of St. Regis. Nagurski at fullback rounds out the
first eleven players.
DECEMBER 20 (Honolulu) - Headed by Nate Barrager,
former University of Southern California star, the Green Bay
Packers, national professional football champions, will
arrive in Honolulu Wednesday on the Marisposa. The
invaders will play two games at the Honolulu stadium,
meeting the Kamehameha Alumni eleven on Monday
afternoon, December 26, and the McKinley alumni on
Monday afternoon, January 2. The Packers, who have been
referred to by Red Grange as "the Ty Cobbs of football", will
place on the field the heaviest and best football team that
has ever performed in Hawaii. Some of the members of the
team are Verne Dilweg, former Marquette star end; August
Michalske, formerly of Penn State, who plays guard; F.E.
Earpe, 270 pound tackle; John Blood, former Notre Dame
star who plays quarterback; Milton Gantenbein, Clark
Hinkle and others...SMARTEST TEAM: In a recent article in
which he compared professional and college football Red
Grange wrote as follows about the defense of the Packers:
"When we met the Green Bay Packers, whom I consider
the world's smartest football team, it was a different story.
They played a six man line on defense and stationed a
giant linemen, August Michalske of Penn State, just back of
the line of scrimmage, giving him one single job. On every
play in which either the right half, Joe Lintzenich, or I
cracked into the line Michalske tackled the man regardless
of whether or not he had the ball..Most of the college teams
do things according to Hoyle. But when you play against
the Green Bay Packers you don't how what to expect next.
They are the Ty Cobbs of pro football when it comes to
pulling the unexpected, and they have the speed, power
and confidence to make what is supposed to be bad
football look like a million dollars. I've seen them try a
forward pass on their own one yard line and complete it
for a long gain. This ability to keep their opponents uneasy
is one of the big reasons why they have been champions
of the pro league the past three season."..GREATEST END:
Grange thinks that Dilweg is about the greatest end that
football ever produced. Here is what he wrote about the
former Marquette star: "Dilweg is the toughest end I've ever
met, in college or out. You simply can't run around him. 
Sure, you can make a 20 yard run - toward the sidelines.
But start toward the goal line and you meet that villain
Dilweg, big as life and twice as real. Once in four or five 
blue moons you may cut inside of him." 
DECEMBER 21 (Green Bay) - Professional football a la
1932 has passed. The Chicago Bears are champions of
the world. Long live the Bears! Playing on a miniaturized
field in the huge Chicago Stadium Portsmouth, the much-
self-heralded victors over the Packers in the crucial game
of the pennant race, fell from the throne they had so 
recently mounted, yielding to the cohorts of Red Grange,
the Galloping Ghost. Minus the services of half of their
team in the person of one Dutch Clark, they had an exxuse
for losing, and will undoubtedly use it. They are excellent
with arguments. And now that cleated boots no longer beat
upon lined turf, the season appears in retrospect. The fog
of timeliness has thinned, and jagged facts are clear. For
one, the method of deciding standings certainly presents a
problem. It looks a bit off color when a team that has won
seven games, lose one and tied six, rates above one that
has won ten, lost three and tied one. If the Packers had
beaten the Bears, leaving the title in the possession of
Portsmouth, the situation would have been even worse.
The system places too much of a premium upon tying
instead of winning games. Again, one or two contests have
clearly shown what types of sportsmanship exists in
different parts of the country. Appearing on some foreign
field, the Packers received praise for well executed plays.
On others they were booed or cat-called from the moment
they arrived, the boos changing to cries of fake and bribery
if the home team seemed headed for defeat. Our fans,
representing an old and dignified city, can teach cities less
mature the etiquette that goes with a sporty audience.
Finally, professional football has had its greatest season
in the history of the game. While interest in college games
markedly waned, the post-graduate players received 
nationwide publicity and enjoyed what might easily be 
termed a prosperous season for times like these. The
newspapers - from the largest of the metropolis to the
smallest in Jobildunk, New Mexico - magazines - from the one read exclusively by 500 of social set fame to the weekly adorner of the newsstand out in the Bronx - and famed sports writers and radio announcers - all have joined in praise of the high brand of football played by these masters of the sport. But the world spins on and now we turn to baseball. Herman goes to the Cubs for Helmsley, Smith, Moore and Richbourg. The Yankees plan to leave soon for St. Petersburg, Florida, and where will Petcka be next year? So it goes. Tempus fugit, Long Live the Kings.
DECEMBER 22 (Milwaukee Journal) - The rumor factory is
busy. Dutch Clark will play with the Green Bay Packers next
season. So will Red Grange. The Bears want Dilweg and
will trade a couple of linemen for him. The New York Giants
and Brooklyn both want Johnny Blood. And so on, and so
on. Down in Hawaii the Packers today await the first game
of their island exhibition tour. They will meet the University
of Hawaii Christmas Day. But if the crystal doesn't like it will
be one of the last together as a great team. The man in the
white hat, so they say, is about to walk among the Bays and
when another season rolls around he will have a number
of different faces on the field. Something has to be done.
No doubt most of the rumors haven't any root. If they did
they wouldn't be rumors. But the fact also remains that the
Packers must and intend to do something about their battle
front for the 1933 campaign. The collapse at Portsmouth
three weeks ago brought home again to Curly Lambeau,
the coach, and officials of the club that the team must be
rebuilt for the next season. And they intend to rebuild it.
Clark, a unanimous choice for a place on the all-American
backfield, is understood to be dissatisfied at Portsmouth.
He wants a change. He is still under contract, but with all
the financial troubles the Spartans have had they may be
willing to talk business. Green Bay wants him. That is one
rumor. Red Grange, so they say, has outlived his attraction
in Chicago. He is still a great ball player, so great that when the people in San Francisco dickered with the Packers for a charity game January 22 they asked that he be included in the lineup. But the Bears, it is understood, feel differently. If they can get what they want for him, especially Lavvie Dilweg, they will swap him and probably throw in a lineman to boot. Johnny Blood is the attractive bait the Packers have put on the hook in their hunt for linemen. At least the gossips say so. A year ago the Vagabond led the National league in scoring. This season he was far down the list. But he is still the greatest pass receiver in the league. Maybe some club with an abundance of good linemen may need backs of Blood's caliber. That would be a swap in a minute. And so on. The air in the valley is filled with rumors about what the Packers intend to do for 1933. There is little question that something must be done. But what? The trip to Hawaii, incidentally, spoiled some of the club's plans to line up new talent. Lambeau in the last few years has always attended the East-West games on the coast New Years Day. He has got a line on men. This year he can't do that. The rebuilding of the club will have to wait until he returns in February. But something will be done. The Packers have settled on that. It may take some time, but new blood will be on the field when the team trots out in 1933. Meanwhile the valley fans have all sorts of trades figured out. One for one, two for two. They are just as bad as baseball fans. Which is a good sign for professional football. 
DECEMBER 22 (Honolulu) - To the tune of strumming ukeleles and accompanied by a blast of newspaper publicity, the Green Bay Packers left the S.S. Mariposa here today, preparatory to playing their two games of football here Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2, The games will be played one day later than originally planned to coincide with the Honolulu observances of Christmas and New Year's day. Within an hour after they left the ship, the former national champions put their days of idleness on the ocean strictly behind them, and jogged out upon a convenient field for a stiff practice...PACKERS ARE SERIOUS: There is no question about it; the Packers are in a serious frame of mind. They ran through signals with all their old pep, apparently much rested by the sea trip from San Pedro. As a matter of fact, the team received the run of the ship, and there was considerable "tux work" from the time the big boat left the mainland until it docked here at the Hawaiian capital city. The passage was smooth, and Hank Bruder now is the only Packers still on the sick list. The weather is unbelievable. The temperature registers 70, and after today's workout, the squad went for a swim off Waikiki beach. They then returned to the Hotel Moana, where the best of accommodations were obtained...SIGNAL FOR PUBLICITY: The Packers' arrival was the signal for a spasm of publicity, four columns on the front page of the city's leading newspaper telling of the invasion. Interest is running very high, and apparently the competition will be strong. Honolulu's hospitality is unexcelled. Everyone appears gay, and leis are numerous. The Hawaiian football players will play the game without wearing shoes, but not the Packers. There is considerable talk here of making the Packer trip to Honolulu an annual event, as Hawaiian residents are keyed up over the chance to see their first big football game. Alumni of the University of Hawaii, whom the Packers face Monday, are met on all sides, and all present in droves for each daily workout, scheduled at 4 o'clock p.m.
DECEMBER 23 (Honolulu) - The appearance of the Green Bay Packers, the country's foremost professional football team, in competition here is an event of prime importance in our sports calendar. Professional football has been making gigantic strides in popularity on the Mainland and the Packers are the cream of the pro teams. By their visit here, Honolulu gridiron fans are to be privileged to see in action the team which has thrilled hundreds of thousands of fans in the larger communities throughout the United States. The contests to be played here should receive hearty support from all true patrons of the pigskin pastime.
DECEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - True to their first place rating, the Chicago Bears took highest ranking in both offense and defense in the NFL for the past season. The Bears' offensive record is the more remarkable when the fact that they didn't score a point until the fifth game of the season is taken into consideration. The Bears nosed out the Packers by 160 to 152 for the best scoring team in the league and their defensive mark of 44 points also bested that of 63 shown by the Packers...SPARTANS ARE THIRD: The Portsmouth Spartans, who finished in third place back of the Packers, were third in both offense and defense during the season. Boston, with 55 points, was the lowest scoring team while the 173 points counted again Stapleton marked the Staten Island team as the weakest defensive outfit in the league.
DECEMBER 23 (Honolulu) - "After all the Green Bay Packers is only a football team and any football team is not invincible - We concede nothing to the famous pro footballers and win or lose the Packers will know Monday night that they've been in a battle and we mean a tough battle - Our team is ready to play and in spite of our disadvantage in both weight and experience the players are unafraid. We realize the big reputation of the Packers and our men will give them all we have - We have nothing to lose but a lot to gain." Thus spoke Coaches Bill Wise and Herman Clark of the Kamehameha Alumni football team, 1932 senior league champions, which will meet the visiting grid giants next Monday afternoon at the Honolulu stadium. The Kamalums went through a brisk workout yesterday and if the practice of the past few days is any indication, the senior champions will shoot passes just as soon as they can lay their hands on the pigskin...WILL SCORE?: "The boys feel confidentially that they will score," Bill Wise said, "and if half of the passes we have been working on click I think they'll achieve their goal." The Kamalum team which will bounce against the Packers' frontal wall of something like 220 pounds per man will average around 184, according to weights released by Gus Sproat, Kamalum manager. The Kam line will average close to 190 pounds, about the heaviest forward wall in football here. Where the Kamalums will be at the biggest advantage will be in the backfield. The senior Warriors average but 171 pounds.
DECEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - Football fans and followers of the three-time champion Green Bay Packers in the northeastern block of Wisconsin counties will hear the story of the football game between the Packers and the University of Hawaii squad Monday night, beginning at 9 o'clock. This hour for the broadcast over Radio Station WHBY, the St. Norbert college station of West De Pere, was agreed upon at noon today. The game will get underway at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon Monday at Honolulu. The play-by-play will be prepared at the sidelines by the sports editor of the Honoluly Star-Bulletin, known only as "Crane" from the cablegrams so far received. These will be sent to the sending station of Radio Communications and forwarded across the Pacific ocean by wireless. They will be picked up at San Francisco by this same R.C.A. service and telegraphed from there on a direct wire to Green Bay. An allowance of time has been made for this transmission but not a great deal. The game will be in progress in Honolulu at the same hour it is being broadcast here, though the plays will not be happening at precisely the same minute they are being reported here. And it will be mid-afternoon in Hawaii through mid-evening in Wisconsin because of the approximately 6 hours' difference in time. Walkers' Cleaners & Tailors, 404 W. Walnut-st., have cooperated with the Press-Gazette in contracting this special hookup of wireless, telephone and radio for the fans in this area. The broadcast over WHBY will be sponsored by the "Supercleaning" establishment, and the play-by-play plus a running story of the extraordinary contest and Johnny Blood's own signed story of the affair will appear in Tuesday's Press-Gazette.
DECEMBER 27 (Honolulu) - In spite of heat, humidity and
hospitality of gracious Hawaiians, Green Bay's Packers 
defeated a fighting bunch of football players here Monday
afternoon by a score of 19 to 13. The Packers played the
University of Hawaii alumni team, better known here as the
Kamehameha university stars. We observed amateur rules
and had a tough grade to climb after the Kams gained an
early lead due to a beautiful pass. A light, but fast and 
elusive Kam team gave us plenty of trouble. At times we 
had little trouble gaining through the line on quick opening
power thrusts, but at other stages of the game, the Hawaii
boys rose up to their wrath to turn us back..SPANK AT LINE:
Playing on a beautiful island here was vastly different than
on the frozen turfs of Chicago, Green Bay and the east. But
for a light breeze that swept down off the Oahu mountains,
where it was raining, the heat probably would have been
oppressive. The Kams spanked at our line with little 
success. Three times they managed to slip through for real
gains, but on all other occasions, the boys on the front wall
stood in their way and no one passed. It was a great game
and had plenty of thrills. We had to open with plenty of
plays. Out air attack functioned smoothly. Of 27 passes
tried, 13 were completed by Green Bay, netting 183 yards.
The Kams did us one better in this department with 220 
yards gained, although they completed only seven tosses..
GAIN 313 YARDS: For those who like figures, we might add
that 313 yards were gained by Green Bay in running plays.
The Packers lost 36 yards. The Kams made 44 yards from
scrimmage and lost 25. In first downs, Green Bay chalked
up 19 and the Kams six. Two of our touchdowns were 
called back, once when Englemann caught a pass beyond
the end zone and another time when Blood crossed the
line and Rose was offside. We drew 170 yards in penalties
due mostly to different interpretation of the rules by United
States teams than by the Hawaiian players. The Kams
drew 25 yards in penalties. Hinkle played a sweet game for
Green Bay. Our lack of substitutes and the heat didn't help
matters. The Kams had 28 men available and used them
all. There was a crowd of some 15,000 present and all
seemed to enjoy the spectacle. They were sportsmanlike
in their conduct and our good plays brought cheers...
SMASH DOWN FIELD: We smashed down the field early in
the game but a fumble hurt our chances and as soon as
the Kams got the ball they opened up with Wise tossing a
pass that was a beauty. It sailed high and far and Kerr
caught it on the dead run and raced for a touchdown. The
play was good for a 70-yard gain. When they added the
extra point with a placekick, we knew we had plenty of 
trouble in store. In the second period we marched down
the field and Herber tossed a pass to Blood that was good
for a touchdown. We failed to convert however so we trailed
at the half, 7 to 6. Coming back in the third period we again
opened up and sailed down into Kam territory, but we didn't
immediately connect. After we lost the ball, Lavvie Dilweg
jumped up and intercepted a pass, then raced 37 yards to
score a touchdown. Again we failed to convert, so held to a
12 to 7 lead. In the final quarter Herber tossed a pass to
me, but one of our men on the line was offside and the play
was recalled after I had scored. Herber tossed another
pass, this time to Rose and the big end scored. He then
kicked from placement to add the extra point. With only a
few minutes to play, three passes in rapid succession
were completed over the heads of our backfield men, who
were beginning to wilter in the heat. The third to Talaku was
good for a touchdown, but Hughes failed to add the extra
point...HUGHES KICKS GOALS: The Hawaiian team, 
composed of representatives from virtually every race of
the Islands, was outweighed about 20 pounds to the man.
A 150-pound halfback, Danny Wise, led the attack and
played brilliant football. It was his 50-yard pass to Kerr that
brought the first touchdown for the home team. Louis
Kahanomoku, younger brother of the famous swimmer,
Duke Kahanomoku, was one of the main obstacles in the
way of our line. He played a great game. Between halves,
Henry Hughes, Oregon university star of a few years ago,
edified the crowd by placekicking 50 and 60 yards with a 
barefoot. He played with the Boston Braves in the National
league last year.
DECEMBER 27 (Green Bay) - The first transoceanic-
international football broadcast ever undertaken brought
each play of the Green Bay Packers vs. University of Hawaii
game into Green Bay was just three minutes after the play
was made in Honolulu. The hookup employed telegraph,
wireless, telephone and radiophone. The sender was
stationed right at the stadium in Honolulu, his messages
going through the wireless transmitting station at Diamond
Head without intermission. It crossed the Pacific Ocean in
wireless signals then shot across the sheet to the Western
Union building in San Francisco and there translated to
Morse code and put on a direct San Francisco to Green
Bay wire which was run into the studios of the broadcasing
station...CIRCUIT HELD OPEN: From Honolulu to San
Francisco an exclusive circuit was held and a high speed
radio teletype used so that there was no manual typing at
San Francisco nor delay for the telegrapher there. The
average time in the pneumatic tube was 23 seconds. The
time from Honolulu into the Green Bay studios of Station
WHBY was continuously between 2 and one half and three
minutes. Both the circuit across the Pacific and the circuit
from San Francisco were reserved for the exclusive use of
these messages. The success of this unusual press 
service was even officially acknowledged by the telegraph
company itself. A message from E.B Boening, General
Manager of Western Union received Tuesday said, "We 
have no knowledge nor record of the press heretofore
covering any football game played outside this country. This
certainly was the first case involving professional football.
The story was handled by R.C.A. Honolulu direct from field
to San Francisco; there tubed to our office across street 
and placed on direct San Francisco to Green Bay wire."...
USED PREPARED CHART: The only delay was in Green 
Bay and this was necessary to convert the dispatches into a running story interesting to the fans. No liberties were taken with the information. By previous arrangement the reporter at the game used a chart prepared here and carried to Honolulu by Coach E.L. Lambeau. On this chart were three columns. In the first was the name of the player who carried the ball. In the second the movement of the play and in the third the result in yards gained or lost. Plays which required explanation and penalties and the preliminary picture of the trip and game as well as the summary of facts after the game were sent in great detail. At the studios Verne Lewellen, veteran Packer backfielder, took the message which told him of the player, the play and the gain or loss and visualized the play as he knew it. He then dictated to his stenographer the customary shift and interference, adding nothing however to the facts as received except the enlargement of the picture necessary to show the squad shifting into formation, moving into play and running off the play which was reported. There therefore was no padding nor imaginary color as the veteran of many seasons in nearly every play sensed immediately the formation used and the play called which brought about the result reported. It is not likely that he missed one more than a very few plays and these were still a mystery when the game ended. They involved penalties for a supposed illegal shift. Were the game played in the city stadium here however the fans watching it probably would know no more about these decisions as officials seldom explain themselves to the spectators...FEW PLAYS BEHIND: The time required to convert the telegrams into this running story was the only lapse of time over the 3 minutes in transmission. The fans in Northeastern Wisconsin were hearing the game while it was still being played in Honolulu and only a very few plays behind the game itself. This unusual press service was arranged during the past week by the Press-Gazette and the broadcast over Radio Station WHBY, St. Norbert college station, was sponsored for the fans by Walkers' Cleaners & Tailors, 404 W. Walnut-st.
DECEMBER 28 (Sheboygan Press) - After nine years of professional competition, Verne Lewellen of the Green Bay Packers announces his retirement. There is still a lot of good football in that 34-year old framce, but Verne's best days are over, so he is quitting for good. Lewellen must be written down among the immortals of football. For nine years he did practically all the kicking for the Packers. It was Lewellen who carried the ball over for touchdowns when the last few yards were needed. He ran back punts, called signals, ran interference - he could do all things well. There was a game with the Chicago Cardinals in 1929 when Lewellen punted out of bounds beyond the Cardinal 10-yard line eight times. And he was one of the finest ball carriers on cutback plays I have seen. He was adept at pivoting and reversing the field. He seldom failed to gain the needed ground in those cutbacks over tackle. Lewellen played four years in high school and four more years at the University of Nebraska. He has kicked footballs in nearly 200 games. He must have booted the leather 50,000 yards. During his professional career he made 51 touchdowns. Now he returns to the little town in Nebraska where he will practice law and raise his two motherless children. His wife died eight months ago. For the last four years Lewellen has been district attorney of Brown County, but he was defeated in the democratic landslide of November, and leaves office in January.
DECEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - Who are the Packers playing in Hawaii? We've been asked that question many times recently and until today we weren't sure just who they were playing or why. Considerable research and cable communications finally have brought out the whole story. We'll pass it on. When the Packers first were approached by representatives of the Honolulu News-Bulletin, a newspaper on the islands, sponsors of the games, it was understood that they were to play the 1932 University of Hawaii eleven in the first game Christmas day and the Townies, a semi-professional eleven in the second game next Monday. Before we go on, we'll explain the conditions in Honolulu. There is only one major university there. It is the University of Hawaii, which is part of the Kamehameha school system, for boys and girls of the island. Grade, high school and the university are part of the Kamehameha system. Other advanced schools are the St. Louis college, Normal school and Oahu college, all minor in comparison with the University of Hawaii. Football is played in all the schools and is well supported...The University of Hawaii, unable to get competition from the small colleges of the islands, annually plays in a Hawaiian island tournament against semi-pro and professional teams. There are no amateur squabbles because if the University did not play against these other teams, it would have no football. The island squads are made up of former football stars from many points. Some are army officers stationed on the islands. Others played in the States with major schools and now are residents of the island. Others played with some Hawaiian college team or the University eleven. Others probably only saw service with high school teams of the Kamehameha system. In recent years the outstanding football teams of the island that annually met the University of Hawaii eleven were the Honolulu Athletic club, St. Louis college Alumni, McKinley high Alumni, Honolulu Town club, Kamehameha Alumni. The Honolulu Town club team is known as the Townies. The Kamehameha Alumni is made up of players who were either at the University of Hawaii or played with high school or normal school teams of the Kamehameha system. On the Kamehameha Alumni team that the Packers played last Monday were 18 players who in recent years played on the University of Hawaii eleven. Danny Wise, the flashy little quarterback who turned in a sensational game, had no university experience but was one of the greatest high school players ever seen on the Islands, so was invited to play on the Kamehameha eleven. In last year's island tournament the Townies won the championship by defeating the University of Hawaii eleven in the final game. The McKinley alumni team, or Mickalums, as they are called, placed second. This year the Kamehameha alumni, better known as the Kams, tied for the island championship with the Mickalums. Both won all games except those played against one another. The Kams beat the Mickalums once, 6 to 0, and the Mickalums won over the Kams, 13 to 0. Both teams beat the University of Hawaii, St. Louis Alumni and Townies in other games...When the Packers arrived at Honolulu, sponsors decided that a game against the Kamehameha team would draw better than a game against the University as the University's year had not been good. Next Monday's game had been planned against the Town club, or Townies, but as McKinley Alumni beat the Townies, 23 to 0, recently, it was decided that McKinley would be a better attraction against the Packers, so were engaged to take part in the game. McKinley is one of the island's prep schools, also part of the Kamehameha system. On the McKinley alumni team's roster are 10 men who have played with the University of Hawaii eleven. Several others played with university teams of the United States and others had no university training. Our cable dispatches report that the team is very fast and has an excellent passing attack. The game should prove interesting.
DECEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Press-Gazette and Walkers Cleaners and Tailors, one of its largest advertisers, have again associated to provide a play-by-play account of the January 2 football game in Honolulu direct from the playing field. The Green Bay Packers will play their second and last game on the island at 2:30 Monday afternoon, against a team known as the Mickalums, and rated as the best of Hawaiian teams. Because of the great interest created by the Packers' presence in Honolulu and their performance in the Christmas game against the Kams, this team was substituted for the Townies, the original opponents. A complete sellout of stadium capacity is expected, according to wireless dispatches received last night. The Mickalums' goal line has been crossed only once this season, that time by the Kams, whom the Packers defeated last Monday. The team this season has defeated the Kams, 13 to 0; defeated the Townies, 23 to 0; defeated the University of Hawaii, 13 to 0, and St. Louis college 7 to 0. They were defeated by the score of 6 to 0 by the Kams, the sensational Danny Wise heaving one of his 50 yard passes for the single score of the game...BACKED BY ALUMNI: The team is backed by the McKinley High alumni and gets its' name "Mick-alums" therefrom. It is coached by Neil Blaisdell, former coach of Bucknell college, the alma mater of Clark Hinkle, Packer fullback. The squad is composed of the pick of ex-college stars and players without college training. Several of the men were prominent with United States college elevens and a number of them are U of Hawaii stars. The star performer of the team is Hiram Kaakua, full-blooded Hawaiian, who played with St. Mary's college, California, one year. He is rated by far the best backfielder on the Hawaiian islands and is called "The Black Grange". Spalding's Football Guide for this year in its review, "Football in Hawaii", says: "Closing the season the University of Oklahoma arrived for two games, Christmas and New Years. Opening on Christmas Day, Oklahoma took the locals off their feet in the first half and went off to the dressing room with a 20 to 7 leads. Hiram Kaakua, Hawaiian ace, who was kept on the sidelines during the entire first half because of an injured leg, was sent in at the beginning of the third period and proved to be the deciding factor of the contest....INTERCEPTS FLAT PASS: After running the opening kickoff 75 yards, he led an attack that finally gave the locals their second touchdown. Shortly after the beginning of the fourth period, with Oklahoma still leading, Kaakua intercepted a flat pass and ran 55 yards for the score that tied the game. The final score, thanks to 'The Black Grange', was 39 for the islanders and 20 for Oklahoma U." The Hawaiians, though not calling their game professional football, have a system that very closely approximates it. These former college stars are organized into teams and backed by groups, usually by alumni societies. These teams play the university teams and among themselves. They even loan star players around it seems, because Kaakua has at time appeared in the lineups of the Mickalums, the Townies and the Kams. He may well be an alumnus of McKinley school and a member of the Town A.C. and thus qualified to play on both teams...BROTHERS ON TEAM: Coach Blaisdell has two of his brothers at Honolulu with him and both play in the backfield of the Mickalums. Brother Bill is a West Pointer and played on the Army team. Brother Tim is a former Bucknell player; played there when his brother was coach. Both are in the backfield of the Bucknell coach's Hawaiian team, the Packers' next opponents. A wireless dispatch from Don Watson, football writer for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and who again has been engaged to report the January 2 game from the sidelines said: "Lambeau tells me the Packers were slowed up a bit in the first game by the warmness and he expects them to be in better condition for next game. Packers tell me diminutive Danny Wise, who tossed passes for two touchdowns, would be star on any man's team, anywhere. Honolulu is talking nothing but the Packers since the game and indications are that much larger crowd will see next game. Final check showed 13,362 paid admissions Monday and the financial success of the venture makes it seem certain Packers will be invited to return next year. The Packers are uninjured after first game and resumed practice today with Lambeau driving the team hard on a defense against aerial barrage he expects and has reason to expect from Mickalums." Radio Station WHBY, the St. Norbert college station, West De Pere, has again been engaged by Walkers Cleaners and Tailors for the broadcast of the play-by-play, arranged by this newspaper. The broadcast will probably begin again at 9 o'clock, although this may be advanced a quarter hour or half hour if possible. The final decision on the hour will be announced by the sponsors later.
DECEMBER 30 (San Francisco) - Acclaimed by sports editors and gridiron experts as "the world's greatest football team", the famous Green Bay Packers, of Green Bay, Wis., three consecutive times champions of the NFL, have been booked for the annual Knights of Columbus charity football game, to be played at Kezar Stadium, Golden Gate park, San Francisco, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22. This spectacular and colorful squad, said to be "the perfect football machines", was selected from a large field of noted teams seeking consideration for the coming K. of C. post-season classic, and gridiron fans are looking forward enthusiastically to the Packers' visit to San Francisco. Red Grange, the famed "Galloping Ghost" of King football, is to be included in the Green Bay lineup; which consists of eleven former collegiate captains, seven varsity All-Americans and seven All-American pro stars comprising the fastest and most thrilling team in America. The Packers will be opposed in the K. of C. benefit classic by a team of Pacific coast All-Americans, which the local Knights of Columbus hope to have coached and captained by the immortal Ernie Nevers. Proceeds of the Jan. 22 K. of C. charity even are to be distributed 75 percent to the Archdiocesan Charities, under the patronage of His Excellency, Most Rev. Archbishop Edward J. Hanna, D.D., and the Saint Vincent de Paul society, and 25 percent for the maintenance of the Knights of Columbus free non-sectarian employment aid bureaus. The San Francisco chapter of the order, comprising eight K. of C. councils, is sponsoring the contest, with the active support of many fraternal, civic, patriotic veterans and welfare organizations of Northern California. Throughout this part of the state, committees are being formed in communities and societies to support the game, and assist in the advance ticket sale. The arrangements committee has announced that all seats will be reserved; with 40,000 tickets at $1 and 10,000 seats in the center sections at $2 each. There will also be two special sections for children and students exclusively, at 50 cents each. The U.S. government has exempted the ticket tax, due to the charitable nature of the game. Preceding the contest, a brilliant pageant will be staged in the Kezar stadium oval, with more than 100 military, veterans, civic, patriotic and uniformed fraternal orders taking part. The pageant will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the game at 2 o'clock.
DECEMBER 31 (Green Bay) - Another huge radio audience is anticipated for the broadcast of the play-by-play report of the Green Bay Packers second and last game on the Hawaiian Islands, Monday night at 9 o'clock. The game will be played Monday afternoon at 2:30 in Honolulu and the difference in time puts this between 8 and 9 o'clock at night, Green Bay time. A development of the abbreviated wireless report which informs who carried the ball, what play was used and what the net result was will again be made by one of the players not making the trip, probably Verne Lewellen. This service assures the fans that the game they hear will be practically the exact game which the paid spectators in the Hawaiian capital will be seeing. The Press-Gazette has again contracted for a hookup of wireless, telephone, telegraph and radio duplicating service provided last Monday night. Don Watson of the sports staff of Honolulu's Star-Bulletin has been engaged to write the play by play at the sidelines. A Western Union key will be set up again in the studios of St. Norbert college station WHBY, and the broadcast beginning at 9 o'clock will be sponsored again by Walkers Cleaners and Tailors. A cablegram received from Coach Lambeau Saturday morning indicated that he expected plenty of trouble from the team his pros will meet. Several of the better players on the Kams team are listed in the possible lineup of the Mickalums, Monday's opponent. The Mickalums have been scored on just once this season, and have defeated every team on the island of comparable strength. The University of Hawaii, the Townies (Town club), the St. Louis college alumni and the Kams have all gone down to scoreless defeats before the Mickalums. The team is composed of former college stars, and some who have not played college football. It is coached by Neil Blaisdell, formerly at Bucknell. His brother, now an army officer in Hawaii, plays one halfback position and Hiram Kaakua, full-blooded Hawaiian who played for one season with St. Mary's in California, plays opposite in the backfield.
DECEMBER 31 (Green Bay) - "To some citizens, coming down to earth Tuesday morning, to the return of the workday world, the most astonishing piece of news, which greeted them was on the sports page. It was from Honolulu and related that the Green Bay Packers, the professional football team which was just nosed out of the championship it held for years and years, had barely managed a victory over a Hawaiian team of youngsters who were outweighed thirty pounds to the man. The Honolulu outfit was described as being composed of high school alumni representing the various races of the islands. The star performer for the Hawaiians, Danny Wise, seems to be still in high school. The Packers were unable to do anything with the light Hawaiian line, and scored by forward passing, at which the Hawaiians also were adept and scored twice. It is maintained that professional football in the United States is much superior to the college game for a number of reasons which seem logical. A star is sought for each position and stars are obtainable from the college game. The collegians have never been completely satisfied that the teams of graduates were better than their own, but the assumption has gained ground and credibility. There may have been too much Christmas in the Packers' approach to the game, or the Hawaiians may be very good. McGuire, the great Wisconsin player, is a Hawaiian, and the islands have produced some notable athletes. Sport lovers were not quite prepared to find a distinguished professional team so nearly taken to a licking as the Packers apparently were when they met this Honolulu outfit. American coaches may be started looking out into the Pacific."...The above editorial appeared in Friday's issue of the Chicago Tribune. It expresses the sentiment of many fans, although a few statements are misleading. The editorial writer says that "the Packers were unable to do anything with the light Hawaiian line and scored by forward passing." This is not quite true. Statistics reveal that the Packers were able to gain more than 300 yards through the line. He also says that the Hawaiian squad was a "team of youngsters". There were a few "youngsters" on the squad, including Danny Wise, but most of the players had college experience. However, the reaction of many followers of sport is similar to the thought expressed by the editorial writer. We know that to use the narrow victory was startling. True the game was played in strange surroundings, under unusual conditions. It was only an exhibition contest and reports indicated that the Packers gained almost at will. Yet, the Green Bay team came close to losing. If they had been beaten professional football would have suffered a blow that would be hard to outlive.
DECEMBER 31 (Honolulu by Johnny Blood) - Green Bay's Packers are ready to make their final bow to Hawaiian fans here Monday afternoon in what is expected to prove a great football battle. Public interest in the game is high, due to the sensational features of the contest last week between the Wisconsin team and the Kams. From every island of he Hawaiian group fans planned to come here Monday when the Packers play the McKinley alumni eleven. Unless rain interferes, a crowd of 18,000 is expected. The Green Bay players are in good shape and have become accustomed to the weather and are favored by many bettors to beat the McKinley team by 21 points or more. This despite the fact that the McKinley eleven is rated as a stronger team than the Kams...WORK OUT IN SHORTS: For the past few days we have been working out in shorts. They prove much better than bulky football pants in drills but will have to be discarded for the padded outfits Monday. The week has been filled with entertainment and sightseeing Early in the week we were entertained at two native feasts. Following the banquets have been trips around the islands in airplanes, submarines and ships of the United States Navy. Many of our players have friends stationed here with the Army or Navy and the officers have been hospitable and gracious. Coach E.L. Lambeau has been working at the quarterback position recently and probably will see some action Monday. It will be his first performance in four years, if Coach Lambeau plays Monday. He has been keeping himself in excellent shape, however, and always has been ready to play if needed. I pulled a muscle in a workout yesterday but probably will be able to play Monday...PAUL BURKE LEAVES: The prosecuting attorney in the Massie case of some months ago was a classmate of Rudy Comstock at Georgetown some years ago and has been acting as our host on many occasions. Paul Burke, of Green Bay, who came here with the team, sailed on the Empress Japan for Vancouver Thursday. We will probably not leave Honolulu for another week or so. Basketball players of the squad have formed a cage team that will play an island squad in the indoor sport on January 6. It will be against the island champions. The game Monday will start about 3:30 o'clock. All arrangements have been completed to send a play-by-play account direct to Green Bay to be broadcast over radio station WHBY.