GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - The Packers planned to show Milwaukee how professional football should he played here Sunday, but they failed miserably. Instead, Harry Newman and Ken Strong put on a party, the Packers were the victims of their own mistakes and the New York Giants whipped them by a score of 10 to 7. A crowd of 13,000 turned out for what they expected was to be a
great football game. They didn't see it. What they saw
was the Packers playing one of their worst games, 
offensively, in many years. They probably retired to their
home, convinced that there is a cog or two missing in
the great machine that so many years was the Bays.
Somewhere between Green Bay and Milwaukee, the
Packers lost the punch they showed against the Bears
in Green Bay only a week ago. You can call it lack of
spirit, punch, drive or any other word that means the 
same thing, but in the coined parlance of Jugger Earpe,
who for so many years was the sparkplug of the Green
Bay line, the Packer squad didn't "fog".
FAIL ON OFFENSE
There's a lot to that word "fog". When the Packers fog,
they win ball games. When they don't they take a 
beating. Sunday was one of the days that they didn't.
Defensively, in close line play, the Packers were as
powerful and efficient as ever. They smashed won the
Giant ball carriers before they could get started. Not a
first down was made through the Green Bay wall. In the
open, defensively, they weren't so good, but it wasn't so
much their defects, but the shiftiness of Harry Newman
that made them look bad. It was on the offense that the
Packers failed. The vaunted passing attack was sloppy,
the running game little better. Blocking, what there was
of it, was half-hearted and ragged. The lineman were
better than the backs, in that they opened several holes
but the ball carriers seldom found them. Signals were
missed, the ball fumbled often. It was hard to believe
that the Packer team that played here was the same 
that usually does so well. For a while in the third period
it looked like the Packers were going to town. They
started on their own goal line with the kickoff and fogged
down the field. But the spurt ended on the Giant 40-yard
line when the play became ragged again. On a number
of other occasions, they began to click, but most of the
time something went wrong and they bogged around.
GIANTS LOOK GOOD
The Giants has a great deal to so with making the Bays
look ragged. With Newman, Strong and Bo Molenda,
the former Bays, playing leading roles in the backfield
and Tiny Feather and Hein standouts in the line, the
New Yorkers offered a powerful squad. They rushed the
Packer passers, drove plays into the middle of the line,
and refused to be taken out by Packer blockers. 
Newman, late of the University of Michigan, where he 
was an all-American quarterback, proved decisively that
he belongs in the professional game. He did everything
and did it well. Tackled viciously on a few occasions by
that man-mountain Cal Hubbard, as he tried to smash
through the line, he came up smiling. And Cal Hubbard
tackled Sunday as hard and as clean as he ever has
tackled. His play on defense was one of the reasons
why the Packers looked good in this department. Roger Grove, Buckets Goldenberg and Johnny Blood were outstanding in the few bright spots of the Packer offense. Grove did some great work, returning punts, while Johnny came through with a catch of a pass that was spectacular and brought Green Bay's only touchdown. Goldenberg proved that he fits in the Packer picture with some ball carrying that was fine to watch. But he became aware that there is something to learn about the professional game when two Giant linemen hit him high on the New York 14-yard line, he fumbled and the Packers lost a scoring chance.
HAVE MANY CHANCES
The Packers had plenty of chances but couldn't capitalize on them. Early in the game they had the ball on the New York 35-yard line, due to a poor punt, but they
could not get underway. Again later in the first quarter
they were on the 25-yard mark when Rose recovered a
fumble but alertness of New York on pass defense
stopped the threat. Late in the first period the Packers
were pushed back when a bad pass from center was
downed by Hinkle on his ten-yard mark. He got off a
kick on fourth down that Newman returned to the Bay
37-yard line before he was downed. Strong picked up
six yards on two smashes at the line, a third down 
pass failed. On the fourth down, with Newman holding
the ball on the 39-yard mark, Strong kicked from 
placement from a difficult angle against the win and the
ball sailed squarely between the posts to give New
York a field goal. Shortly after the start of the second
period the Packers again were set back in the shadow
of their own posts. A fourth down fumble by Hinkle, 
who was back to punt, was recovered by Herber but
the Giants got the ball on the Packer 20-yard mark. 
The Packers' defense tightened, three plays failed and
a fourth, a try for a placekick by Strong was wide of
the posts. It was not long, however, until the Bays were
in trouble again, this time because of a poor selection
of plays. On second down Herber faded back to his
own 10-yard line and tried to pass to Blood, but Hein
intercepted for New York. It paved the way to a touchdown. McBride gained a yard and Newman dropped a pass in the first two downs, but on the third Newman shot a long wide pass to Burnett, who outraced Bruder and Herber to score. Newman kicked the extra point to make it 10 to 0.
BAYS LOOK BETTER
In the second half the Packers looked better and began to march right after the kickoff. They had to punt from midfield, however, and the Giants kicked back, Grove returning the ball to the Giant 22-yard line. Goldenberg on three plays picked up about nine yards, but he fumbled on the third, the ball bouncing to the eight-yard mark, where the Giants recovered. The New Yorkers punted out of danger. Later in the period the Giants got the ball deep in Packer territory after a fumble and Strong tried another placekick from the 28-yard line, but it failed. Shortly after the start of the final quarter the Packers pushed New York back when Hinkle got off a great kick. Strong's return punt was short and the Packers got the ball on the New York 32. One line play gained a yard and Monnett passed to Blood on the second down. Blood made a great catch on the five-yard line and dodged Burnett to score. Monnett added the extra point with a placekick. The Packers tried to keep going, but a missed signal and some ragged football spoiled their chances.
NEW YORK  -  3  7  0  0 - 10
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  7 -  7
1st - NY - Ken Strong, 39-yard field goal NEW YORK 3-0
2nd - NY - Dale Burnett, 19-yard pass from Harry Newman (Newman kick) NY 10-0
4th - GB - Blood, 30-yard pass from Monnett (Monnett kick) NEW YORK 10-7
NEWS AND NOTES
PACKER GAME SIDELIGHTS
OCTOBER 2 (Green Bay) - Lavvie Dilweg was unable to play in his former hometown, due to a leg injury sustained in the Bear game last Sunday. Hot compresses have been applied to the ailing leg all week in the hopes that Dilweg would be able to perform Sunday but as it was still stiff, Coach Lambeau decided not to use Dilweg...The Giants showed unusual strength in the line, their big linemen outcharging the Packers throughout the first half. Green Bay's running attack failed to click and consequently the passing attack was slowed up considerably...Coach Lambeau made many substitutions in the backfield in an effort to find a winning combination, but none of them seemed to be able to get underway. His best combination in the backfield was Blood, Monnett, Herber and Hinkle, this quarter being in when the Packers scored their only touchdown...When the game started the grandstands were completely filled, the only seats being a few left in the north end bleachers...George Lawrie, one of the best referees in the pro league, worked as head linesman. This shift brought much comment from the dyed-in-the-wool fans, the majority of whom though the Chicagoan should have been given the post as referee...Cal Hubbard, giant Green Bay tackle, won the toss and chose to defend the north goal. Hinkle kicked off and booted the ball over the goal line, the Giants taking the ball on their own 20-yard line. On the first play Newman threw a pass which was incomplete...Mel Hein was hurt when he recovered Monnett's fumble on the 40-yard line, but not enough to stop the game. Referee Meyer Morris was the main casualty of that play, spraining his hand when he dove into the pile. He yelled for a doctor and one ran out, but he wanted Dr. W.W. Kelly of the Packer team to render first aid and would let no one but the Green Bay physician attend him...Morris Badgro was injured and the game was stopped temporarily as he was led from across the field to receive the attention of a physician. It was a dislocated shoulder...The Packers failed to find themselves in the first half, their play, both offensive and defensive, being ragged. The Giants were playing airtight football, their defense being particularly effective. Their pass defense was all that could be desired, the Green Bay team completing only one pass, Hinkle to Rose, for 11 yards...At the start of the second half, the officials were all ready to blow the whistle for the kickoff, but they discovered there was no ball on the field, so Lawrie had to run over to the Packer bench and get a ball before play could start...The Packers' passing attack was stopped almost in its inception, the Giant halfbacks knocking down everything that came their way. Herber and Bruder were rushed continually and their tosses were wild in most instances...The Packers had the "butterfinger" habit, their handling of the ball being sloppy, many fumbles of punts being chalked up against the Baymen at critical stages of the game...The stands went wild when Monnett tossed a pass to Johnny Blood for a touchdown. Johnny was alone. He made a nice catch and outran Dale Burnett to the goal line.
THREE PLAYERS SLATED TO BE RELEASED FROM GREEN BAY'S ELEVEN
OCTOBER 2 (Milwaukee) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers last night announced the first cut in his squad for the season. Three members, Curly announced, will be either sold, traded or loaned to other clubs in the league, but in no case will be retained for service with the Bays. Two, Herdis McCrary and Les Peterson, are veterans, McCrary being with the Bays through all their championship years as fullback, Peterson has been on and off the team for two seasons. The third member is Paul Young, former Oklahoma center. Young's lack of poundage to go along with his 6 foot 3 inch height would be a serious handicap through a heavy pro season, the coach said. Because of injuries two players have been placed on the suspended list, but will later be returned to active duty, at which time two other players will be disposed of.
SIDELIGHTS ON PACKER DEFEAT
OCTOBER 2 (Milwaukee) - Believe it or not, doubtful ones, but yesterday's exhibition was the poorest the Packers have put forth since their first championship year back in 1929. They were out to convince doubtful Milwaukee that the pro game is the A.B.C of football and failed miserably...It was just one of those games that a sports aggregation has every once in awhile, but to see the reliable old Bays fumbling, missing signals, tackling like drug store cowboys and otherwise playing typical tailend football, was just too much...Even Johnny Blood, then whom there is no other in the manly art of snagging passes, had one right in his bread basket early in the game and dropped it...Arnie Herber got off some neat passes, but on the whole his marksmanship was far below the standard that enabled him to complete 20 out of 32 passes he tossed previous to the Borchert field wake...Buckets Goldenberg, former North and West Division High star and later quite some footballer over Madison way, again came through in his league style. Buckets made a fine return of one kickoff and plunged wickedly. Milwaukee friends need have no worry about the Buckets remaining on the Bay roster. He's stamped for success on the pro grid if he continues to work the way he has since joining the Packers...Smith's failure to fall on a punted ball fumbled by Newman might have proved costly, but the Packers got a break a moment later when Strong punted poorly and put them in position to score their only touchdown...Two casualties of more serious nature were reported. Morry Badgro, former Brewer outfielder, dislocated a shoulder making a block in the first quarter and referee Meyer Morris of Rock Island ruptured a blood vessel in his hand. Meyer's injury was peculiar as it was not sustained reaching for a paycheck...And where were all the forward passes from immediately behind the line of scrimmage. The pros adopted that rule this year and in early games passes of such nature provided the biggest thrills. They've added much to the offensive of football - but were strangely missing yesterday...Roger Grove made the best block of the day on Bruder's sweep around right end in the second period. Grove took out Red Flaherty, brother of Dick, former Marquette end, as neat as a whistle but Bill Owen floating out from tackle and Bo Molenda, backing up the line, came up in time to spill Hank after only a three yard gain...In an attempt to minimize Molenda's defensive knowledge against Bay plays the Packers called signals most of the time from a huddle. This, no doubt, helped to make the offense ragged.
"ONE OF THOSE DAYS", SAYS CURLY LAMBEAU
OCTOBER 2 (Milwaukee) - It's not much of a feeling to lose a ball game as we did to the Bears in the last three minutes a week ago and then come right back and lose another because of mistakes, largely fumbles and tactical, as we did to the Giants Sunday. The New York game is rather hard to explain. It was bad in a lot of ways I know, but to explain why it was bad, why this man fumbled or why that play was called, is something else. It was just one of those days and I regret that it had to happen before so friendly and large a crowd. On some of the things that lost for us we can, I suppose, definitely put our finger. There were fumbles galore for which there are absolutely no excuses. It is just bad football to fumble. One of the fumbles, when our center passed low to Hinkle trying to lead the play, put us in a hole and set the stage for Ken Strong's fine placekick from the 40-yard line in the first quarter. That was by the way an exceptionally good kick. Forty yards out is quite some distance and the angle at which Strong kicked or the wind which blew in his face didn't make it any easier. The whole matter of kicking for field goals has been encouraged, I think, by the rule the league passed moving the goal posts back to the goal line. Well, our fumbles were fatal. They not only put us in hot water several times but in the instance just related provided the setting which a good New York team quickly turned to its advantage. But the fumbles weren't all. I wish they had been. We also made mistakes in quarterbacking, one of which calling a pass down the center from inside our own 20-yard line, set the stage for New York's second touchdown. The team had explicit instructions not to use a pass of that kind in this situation, but the defense at this point seemed so vulnerable to just that kind of play, it was called anyway. I can understand why the quarterback called it, but can't help feel at the same time that it was a bad tactical mistake. At any rate, Hein, the New York center, dropped out of the line, intercepted the pass and with the ball on our 20-yard line Newman tossed to Burnett for the touchdown. It was our own mistakes that beat us as much as anything else. I can't help but feel, too, that the Giants helped beat us by losing to Portsmouth by the score they did last week, 17 to 7. There was just a touch of overconfidence in our boys, and after having been a high pitch for the Bears last Sunday they refused to get properly steamed up over this game. It didn't help. Despite everything, however, I still think we have one of the best clubs in the league. The two defeats and a tie we have had so far don't eliminate us from the race by any means, for the winning team in this year's race, I think, will lose more than two games. We can play much better football and next Sunday against Portsmouth will be a good time to start. Again I was well satisfied with the defensive play of our line.
THREE PACKER PLAYERS SLATED FOR DISCHARGE
OCTOBER 3 (Milwaukee) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers announced last night the first cut in his squad for the season. Three members, Curly announced, will be either sold, traded or loaned to other clubs in the league, but in no case will be retained for service with the Bays. Two, Hurdis McCrary and Les Peterson, are veterans, McCrary being with the Bays through all their championship years as fullback. Peterson has been on and off the team for the greater part of three seasons. The third member is Paul Young, former Oklahoma U. center. Paul's passing was erratic in yesterday's game with the Giants and lack of poundage to go along with his 6 foot 3 inch height would be a serious handicap through a heavy pro season, the coach said. Because of injuries two players have been placed on the suspended list, but will later be returned to active duty, at which time two other plays will be disposed of.
SPARTANS NEXT PACKER FOE IN CONTEST HERE
OCTOBER 3 (Green Bay) - Faces familiar to Green Bay football fans, and entirely too well known to the Bays, will appear at City stadium Sunday afternoon, when the Portsmouth Spartans attempt to extend their three game winning streak at the expense of the Bays. The Spartans are setting the pace in the National league as the Ohioans have defeated the Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants and Chicago Cardinals. Of the pounding set of 1932 backs, only Dutch Clark, premier National league quarterback, will be missing when the Spartans take the field Sunday. Halfbacks Wilson, Lumpkin and Alford, fullbacks Cavosie and Gutowsky and quarterbacks Presnell and Schaake will handle the assignments in the back of the line. Three of the visitors will be in the "home" territory, as the train bearing the Spartans nears northeastern Wisconsin. Schneller, former Wisconsin star who is being used at end by Portsmouth, is a Neenah product, and two other Spartans, Jim Bowdoin and Fay (Mule) Wilson, formerly played with the Bays...HAS THREE ENDS: Coach Potsy Clark has three ends, two of them highly experienced on the gridiron. Harry Ebding, formerly of St. Mary's, is appearing with the Spartans for his third season, and is recognized as one of the best wingmen in the league. He weighs 207 pounds, and his mate, Granville Mitchell, tips the beam at 209 - a husky pair of ends. Mitchell once played with Davis-Elkins, and is spending his third year with the Spartans. He appeared with the Ironton Tanks in 1930. Schneller weighs 200 pounds, was the best ground gaining back in the Big Ten conference in 1930 and 1931, and once starred at football and basketball for Neenah high school. The Spartans carry four guards: Morris Bodenger, Grover (Ox) Emerson, Jim Bowdoin, Sylvester (Freckles) Davis. Bodenger is playing his third season with Portsmouth, weighs 211 pounds and was with Ironton in 1930. He graduated from Tulane and is particularly versatile in diagnosing opponents' plays. Emerson scales 205 pounds, is in his third season with the Spartans, and rates as one of the scrappiest guards in pro football. He hails from Texas...BOWDOIN AT GUARD: Bowdoin, an Alabama product, played with the Packers from 1928 to 1931, the entire championship era. He was traded to Brooklyn in 1932, and finished the season with the New York Giants. He weighs 222 pounds, and is a baseball umpire in the offseason. Davis is one of Bo McMillan's Geneva proteges, coached football for two years and now is taking a postgraduate course in the professional game. He weighs 190 pounds. Coach Clark's three tackles include Harry (Hobo) Thayer, George Christensen and Earl Elser. Thayer, a 215-pounder, once played with Tennessee, and is just breaking into the pro game. Christensen is a battle scarred veteran of the National league, who is spending his third season with Portsmouth, and who weighs 242 pounds. He is an Oregon product. Elser played tackle for Butler, and is using his 230 pounds for the first time in the postgraduate pastime. Clare Randolph and John (Popeye) Wager take care of the center of the line. Randolph once played with Indiana, and this is his fourth season with Portsmouth. He also served one year with the Chicago Cardinals, and he uses his 211 pounds to the best advantage. Wager plays center or guard, hails from Carthage college, and scales 207 pounds...PRESNELL AT QUARTER: Glen Presnell and Elmer (Dutch) Schaake are the quarterbacks. Presnell, a 198 pounder, once starred with Nebraska, later played at Ironton, and is spending his third year with the Spartans. He is an outstanding passer and ball carrier. Schaake was the star back in the Big Six conference last year, and is just breaking into the tough game. Ernest Caddell is a Stanford man, weighing 198 pounds, and winning all-America mention for the last two seasons. This is his first year as a professional. Mule Wilson played with Green Bay in 1931 and before that was with the New York Giants. He plays and talks a good game, and formerly appeared with Texas A. and M. college. Roy (Father) Lumpkin, the well known Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech, weighs 213 pounds and has been a constant thorn in the side of the Packers. He played without a headgear, is as tough as the Empire State building, and wrestles when he isn't playing football. This is his fourth season with Portsmouth. Gene Alford, of Texas Tech, is serving with the Spartans for the third year in succession, and also has played at Ironton. He plays professional baseball during the summer months. Ace (Gus) Gutowski is a line smashing fullback who is the sweetest ground gainer in the National league. He played with Oklahoma City university as an undergraduate, was with New York in 1931 and then joined the Spartans. John (Cut) Cavosie, of Ironwood, Mich., always draws a following from the upper Michigan peninsula, when he appears in Green Bay. He weighs 207 pounds, hails from Butler, and is playing for the third season with Portsmouth. He spends his winter months in Michigan lumber camps.
BAY-SPARTAN WILL BE RENEWED HERE
OCTOBER 4 (Green Bay) - The shortest and most bitter rivalry between major football teams will be renewed here Sunday, when the Green Bay Packers
and Portsmouth Spartans meet for the sixth time. The
Packers won three of the first five games with one going
to the Spartans, and the other ending in a draw. The
short series has developed into one of the greatest
grudge affairs in the National league, with absolutely
nothing resembling good feeling existing on either side.
The Packer pep song turns into a hymn of hate when 
the Bays meet Portsmouth. The first two meetings were
mild enough. In 1929 the Spartans, seeking a berth in
the National league, were defeated by the Packers, 14
to 0. Kotal's pass to Dunn placed the ball in scoring
position for Lewellen's touchdown, Molenda kicking the
extra point. The second touchdown came as a result of
a fumble which the Packers recovered on the Spartan
five yard line. Lidberg and Blood smacked the line, and
then Lidberg rammed over for the touchdown, Blood
getting the extra point. The Packers uncorked a terrific
offensive against the Spartans in their first meeting of
the 1930 season, winning 47 to 13 on two touchdowns
each by Lewellen and McCrary, and others by Molenda,
Fitzgibbons and Dilweg. Novotny and McLain scored for
the visitors. The second game, a tie at Portsmouth, 
gave the Packers the league championship. It ended
6-all, Englemann scoring for Green Bay and Bennett for
Portsmouth. Dunn and Lewis missed the extra points.
The teams did not meet in 1931 and two bitter struggles
were played when the series was resumed last season.
A brilliant rally by Green Bay gave the Packers, still
monarchs of the professional gridiron world, the home
game by 15 to 10, but the battered Bays, their title
chances gone, dropped a humiliating decision at
Portsmouth late in the season, 10 to 0. The game at
Green Bay has been regarded as one of the greatest
football contests ever played, for all around gridiron
excellence. A blocked punt was recovered by Al Rose
for a touchdown early in the game, and O'Boyle kicked
the extra point to give the Packers a 7 to 0 lead. In the third period a forward pass, Presnell to Ebding, gave the Spartans a touchdown, and Dutch Clark booted the extra point to tie the score. Later in the period Clark dropkicked a field goal to give Portsmouth a 10 to 7 lead. Early in the fourth period Clark handed the Packers an intentional safety to avoid a blocked punt, and with only a few minutes to play the Bays were trailing, 10 to 9. They opened a battering offensive, which ended with Clark Hinkle cutting through the line for 22 yards and a touchdown. O'Boyle's extra point kick was blocked, but the Packers won the game. The game at Portsmouth dealt a serious blow to Packer morale and prestige. With an overflow crowd of jeering, taunting, insulting fans hooting every move of the visitors, and sportsmanship an unknown quality except on the gridiron itself, eleven Spartan ironmen defeated the
Packers 19 to 0 in a hard fought game. Presnell scored
one Portsmouth touchdown, and Clark got two more, in
addition to an extra kick.
BAYS PASS BEST
OCTOBER 4 (Columbus, OH) - The Green Bay Packers
are leading the NFL in passing and second in ground
gaining yet find themselves only one step out of the
cellar as the third week of the season closes. The
Packers, who have tied one and lost two games, have
completed 25 aerials in 49 attempts and gained 604
yards. The unbeaten Portsmouth Spartans, who top the
league standing, have gained the most ground, 798
yards in three starts. They have scored 45 points, five more than the New York Giants, who lead the Eastern
section.
EXPECT 10,000 CROWD AT BAY, SPARTAN GAME
OCTOBER 5 (Green Bay) - Another "Bear" crowd is
expected Sunday at the City stadium to witness the
grudge battle between the Packers and Portsmouth
Spartans. The advance ticket sale has been unusually
brisk and every indication points to a 10,000 turnout. As
usual, the game will get underway at 2 p.m. President
Joe F. Carr of the NFL has assigned George Lawrie,
veteran Chicago official, to referee. K.N. (Bunk) Harris,
Duluth, will be the umpire and Wilfred Smith, Chicago,
has been named head linesmen. Lawrie worked the
Portsmouth game here last season and even satisfied
the Portsmouth management...ARRIVE SATURDAY
A.M: Potsy Clark and his Spartans arrive here Saturday
morning over the Northwestern railway and they will
headquarter at the Beaumont hotel. The Portsmouth
contingent will include 20 players, two of who, Fay
(Mule) Wilson and Jim Bowdoin, saw service with the
Packers in other years, President Frank T. Snyder,
Treasurer William E. Door, Trainer Jack Mooney and
Coach Clark. The Packers have been getting in some
long practice sessions this week and indications are
that the chesty Ohioans will have a battle on their
hands. Coach Lambeau was disgusted with Sunday's
exhibition from the offensive point of view and he has
read the riot act to several of his headliners who have
been content to bask in the limelight and let others do
the blocking.
VISIT FAIR EN ROUTE
OCTOBER 5 (Portsmouth) - One hundred rabid Spartan
fans, who will combine visits to the Century of Progress
and Green Bay, Wis., on a special excursion next
weekend, will leave here Friday morning on the Norfolk
and Western line. Before they return to Portsmouth,
they will have visited the World's Fair, and will have
witnessed the "game of the century" between the
Spartans, pennant-bound, and the Green Bay Packers.
The Spartans are not expecting the Packers to be as
tough as last year, when the Green Bay game went to the national champions, 15 to 10, but they are not underestimating the possible strength of the former gridiron monarchs. Defeats by the Chicago Bears and New York Giants have not been taken here as conclusive evidence that the Packers are entirely without an offensive punch. Although minus the services of Dutch Clark, leading quarterback of the National league last season, the Spartans have run up three league victories, and confidently expect to add another at the expense of the Packers Sunday. They will have plenty of support, for the large delegation will come primed to cheer the invaders on every play...IN CHICAGO FRIDAY: The excursion will arrive in Chicago Friday evening, and will be quartered at the La Salle hotel, and will remain in the Century of Progress area until midnight Saturday night, when they will entrain for Wisconsin. The visitors will reach Green Bay Sunday morning, and will headquarter at the Beaumont hotel prior to game time. They will leave Packertown late Sunday and will arrive in Portsmouth Monday evening. "On to Green Bay!" reads the program issued by the excursionists. "We all recall," it continued, "the memorable game of Dec. 4, last year, when eleven 'iron men' of the Spartans, without any substitutions, a feat without parallel, cut the Packer line to pieces, and stopped their backs in their tracks. Can we do it again? We can! Oct. 8 will be a red letter day in Green Bay. All the world will have eyes turned toward Green Bay for the 'Game of the Century'. You will want to be among those who witness this gridiron classic! Follow the team to Green Bay!"
PORTSMOUTH SPARTANS BEAT COLUMBUS, 45 TO 0
OCTOBER 5 (Huntington, WV) - The Portsmouth Spartans of the NFL defeated the Mendel Clothiers of Columbus, O., by the score of 45 to 0 in an exhibition game here Wednesday night. The Capital City semi-pros were outclassed completely by the Portsmouth machine. Coach Potsy Clark used every player on his squad and the Spartans won as they pleased. Bill Thayer, a Huntington produce, is playing his first year at tackle for Portsmouth and the local fans whooped it up for him often. Immediately after the game, the Spartans returned to Portsmouth and made preparations to leave for Green Bay Friday morning.
WARNER SYSTEM POPULAR
OCTOBER 5 (New York) - From the first time in the history of the NFL the Warner system of double wingback offense is getting a thorough trial in professional football. This season three clubs, all in the Eastern section of the circuit, will employ the double wingback and its intricate variations. Not since Ernie Nevers' days with the Chicago Cardinals has a league team employed this offensive but the advent of new coaches brought an about face in tactics. The Boston Redskins, Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers will use the double wingback as their basic formation. Lone Star Dietz, former Warner assistant, is employing it in Boston, Jap Douds, former pupil of Andy Kerr at W. and J., is installing the Warner offense for the Pirates and Capt. John McEwan, former Army, Oregon and Holy Cross mentor, uses it with Brooklyn. Most of the other clubs will stick to the orthodox single wingback, with Curly Lambeau and George Halas' Chicago Bears employing a backfield shift reminiscent of the Notre Dame offense.
GROVE OF PACKERS FILE BANKRUPTCY
OCTOBER 5 (Milwaukee) - Roger R. Grove, quarterback on the Green Bay Packer football team, today filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy in federal court here. He listed liabilities at $1,474 and assets at $30. He claimed exemption to all assets, which he said consisted of the clothing he wore. Grove was represented in court by a former Packer star, Verne C. Lewellen.
PACKERS SET FOR CRUCIAL TILT SUNDAY
OCTOBER 6 (Green Bay) - With a jeering Portsmouth
crowd's taunts still ringing in their ears, and a record of
no victories in three starts for the present season still
unbroken, the Green Bay Packers will take the field 
against the Spartans here Sunday afternoon at the City
stadium. The Bays have plenty of old scores to settle in
Sunday's tilt at the City stadium, in addition to the task
of trying to better their rating in the National league. 
Furthermore, there will be adequate support on hand to
see them do it, as the advance ticket sale has been
brisk. Portsmouth is bringing to Green Bay the league's
leading scorer in the person of Glenn Presnell, who bids
fair to eclipse Dutch Clark as the standout quarterback
of the National circuit. Presnell and Dale Burnett of the
New York Giants are the only two professional gridmen
to score more than a single touchdown this season. 
The Packers will enter the game with their backs to the
wall, and with Portsmouth favored to win. No one is any
more confident of the Spartan victory chances than is
the Ohio team itself. Newspapers in the Ohio river city
have been printing columns about the "former gridiron
monarchs", the "slipping Packers", and the "fallen
champions". The Spartans, one gathers from reading
newspaper accounts of the squad, have only to report
in uniform to assure themselves their fourth consecutive
National league victory. Coach E.L. Lambeau and the
Packers have different ideas, but they are expecting the
toughest kind of a battle against their bitter rivals. There
is not the least good feeling between the two teams and
none of the friendly rivalry which exists between the Packers and other league opponents. The game will start promptly at 2 o'clock. A victory for the Packers will aid materially in bolstering the team's weakened morale, while another defeat for the Bays will stamp the current home season as one of disaster. The Packer players are not being allowed to forget that with a few more breaks, a little more alertness and more consistent playing at the right times. Green Bay would easily be leading the National league, undefeated along with Portsmouth...EARLY SUNDAY MORNING: A special train of Portsmouth rooters will arrive in Green Bay, and this delegation is slated to make plenty of noise at the City stadium Sunday afternoon. The visitors, numbering about 100, will be quartered with the Spartan team at the Beaumont hotel.
New York Giants (2-1) 10, Green Bay Packers (0-2-1) 7
​Sunday October 1st 1933 (at Milwaukee)
PRESNELL FAR AHEAD
OCTOBER 6 (Columbus, OH) - Glenn Presnell, star quarterback of the undefeated Portsmouth Spartans, is leading the NFL in scoring, statistics released here today reveal. Two New York halfbacks, Dade Burnett and Ken Strong, are tied for second honors. Each has scored two touchdowns, while Presnell, in addition to crossing the last chalk mark twice, has booted one field goal and five extra points. Fourth place is held by Jim Musick of Boston with nine points, and the fifth spot goes to Harry Newman, former Michigan quarterback, now playing with the New York Giants.
IMPORTANT GAMES SUNDAY
OCTOBER 6 (New York) - The fourth week of the NFL season finds the Brooklyn Dodgers making their initial appearance in the circuit under the ownership of Chris Cagle and Shipwreck Kelly, who will attempt the difficult role of playing owners. The Dodgers have picked a tough task for their debut under new ownership in meeting the unbeaten championship Chicago Bears at Ebbets field, Brooklyn. Another clash of major importance sends the league leading Portsmouth Spartans to Green Bay for their first game of the 1933 season away from home. The Chicago Cardinals, who are on their way to take the hard luck title of the season by losing their first two starts by one point margins, invade Cincinnati for the Reds' opening game at Redland field...GIANTS AT BOSTON: On top of these attractions the New York Giants will defend their lead in the Eastern section of the title race against the Redskins in the first game of the season at Fenway park, where the Boston eleven will make its home. The Redskins have a tough program lined up for the week. They meet the Pirates team, which is highly respected after its victory over the Cards, on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh before their home debut.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCTOBER 6 (Green Bay) - Cincinnati scored a creditable 17 to 0 victory over the Memphis Tigers. This Memphis club has always been plenty tough for any of the pro league units and the Reds must have been on their toes to win by such a big margin...Cagle, Kelly and Co. from Brooklyn clicked on all eleven in the game at Stapleton and the Dodgers took the bacon from Staten Island, 17 to 0. The Brooklyn aggregation had plenty of dash in whipping Dan Blaine's outfit...Tommy Hughitt, one of Michigan's greatest quarterbacks, is again working some of the National league games in the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh sector. The ex-Wolverine still likes his football and he is right at home when officiating ...Battles, one of the Boston Redskin backs, nearly lived up to his name when halfback Corbett of the Bears mussed him up out of bounds. Battles slammed the cowhide at the Bruin backfielder and it caught him flush in the face...Lud Wray's Philadelphia Eagles are keeping quite active with non-league games and the Quakers haven't tasted defeat as yet. The Phillies will start their National league season on Sunday, Oct. 15, with the Giants in New York...George Halas, president of the Chicago Bears, has equipped Rocky Wolf, his publicity director, with an alarm clock. At a recent game Wolf failed to heed his hotel call and he failed to appear until the last quarter...Frank McNally, the Chicago Card center, has been named captain of the team by Coach Schissler. Mac celebrated his appointment to the job by displaying all kinds of class in the Pittsburgh and the Portsmouth encounters...The Chicago Cardinals seem
to be jinxed by the extra point after touchdown. In their
last two stats, failure to convert by Joe Lillard, usually a
sure shot dropkicker, has resulted in a pair of defeats...
Four games are scheduled this Sunday in the National
league and the results should bring about several shake
ups in the percentage table as the clubs are closely
bunched with the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth on the
top...New York, after a swing around the western half of
the circuit, will play in Boston this weekend. Steve 
Owen and Co. are going places this fall in the pro loop
and the Giants are all primed to bump off the Redskins..
One of the biggest crowds that ever witnessed a gridiron
fracas in Cincinnati is expected to be on hand this
Sunday when the Reds make their first regular home
stand against Paul Schissler and his Chicago Cardinals.
..Several hundred Portsmouth fans are going to make 
the pilgrimage to Green Bay this weekend and stop off
in Chicago for A Century of Progress visit en route. 
Harry Snyder, the Portsmouth president, has mapped
an all-expense journey...Brooklyn opens its season at
home with an engagement against the Chicago Bears.
The Dodgers have been mopping up all non-league
opponents and they should be at peak form to make it
interesting for the Halas-men...Johnny Sisk, the former
Marquette backfielder, is coming along nicely as a ball
lugger for the Chicago Bears. In the Boston game, Sisk
crashed the line for 15 yards and the only touchdown
made during the entire affair...Following instructions
from President Joe F. Carr, the officials are calling them
close in the pro circuit this fall. Penalties have been
frequent in many of the games and some of the clubs
have "beefed" plenty.
PACKERS MEET PORTSMOUTH IN PRO CONTEST
OCTOBER 7 (Green Bay) - The most bitter rivalry of the
National league will be resumed here Sunday, when the
Portsmouth Spartans meet the Green Bay Packers at
City Stadium. The team have met seven times before.
Although Green Bay took five of these contests and
another ended in a tie, the recent showing of the Bays
makes the outcome of the game a tossup. Coach E.L.
Lambeau has overhauled his team, and this week drove
it through a stiff series of drills aimed at the assignment
of dumping the Spartans. Packer followers believe that
the team is much better than its early season record
indicates. In their first three games the Bays shaded
their opponents in every statistical branch of the game
except the final score, yet failed to take a single game.
Chance of finishing well up in the National league race
have not disappeared, and a victory over Portsmouth,
which dumped Green Bay in a humiliating 19 to 0 defeat
at the Ohio city last December, is the start Packer fans
desire. The Packer squad is in its best shape of the year. Injuries which hampered players in the Milwaukee game against the New York Giants have had time to heal and the squad is in a vicious mental condition, anxious to tackle the Spartans again. The Portsmouth backs are slated to give the Packers trouble. Presnell, quarterback, and halfback Roy (Father) Lumpkin have been thorns to the Bay team ever since the series was launched, and in addition the Spartans carry such stars as Gus Gutowsky, best ground gaining back in the pro league; Cut Cavoisie, former Upper Michigan ace, and Mule Watson, who once played with the Bays. Coach Lambeau has not announced a definite starting lineup. Few of the players showed up particularly well against New York, but the coach is likely to use Blood and Grove at quarterback; Herber, Bruder, Mott, Monnett and Englemann at halfbacks; Hinkle and Goldenberg at fullback. 
GREEN BAY PACKERS AND SPARTANS MEET
OCTOBER 7 (Green Bay) - From deep down in the muddy Ohio River valley sector comes a trooping gang of football players to Green Bay Sunday, intent on pushing the once proud Packer eleven in to the National league cellar and keeping their own record clean for the year. Whether the Portsmouth Spartans are able to do it in the game at the City stadium with the Packers Sunday remains to be seen. Indications are that the Ohioans will be much the wiser, and not so proud of their record when the battle is over. The Packers, fighting with their backs to the wall to get off on another
victory string, will be out to even many old scores. It is
a pretty sure bet that the Spartans will have plenty of
trouble. The game should be one of the best of many 
good contests staged between these teams. Unable to
hit a stride against three other league foes in previous
games this year, the Bays have pointed for this game
as they have seldom worked before. They realize they
must win. Practice sessions this week have been very
serious and intense with every man working hard and
long, On defense, the work of the Packers has been 
near perfect, so little stress has been laid on this
department. But the team has shown the need of some
considerable polish on offense and the sessions have 
been devoted largely to getting smoother execution and
better timing on attacking maneuvers. The memory of a
19 to 0 bearing, sustained at the Portsmouth field late
last year, which shoved the Packers out of the pennant
race, still remains vivid in the minds of many Green Bay
players. It is sure to provide incentive for a reversal on
Sunday...CLARK IS MISSING: The Spartans have a 
team that is just about as strong as the 1932 eleven 
that tied with the Chicago Bears for the title. Dutch 
Clark, ace of all National league quarterbacks, is now
missing, but it hasn't seriously crippled the squad as
Glenn Presnell, Nebraska ace, has picked up where the
famous Clark stopped. He has been doing just about
everything that Clark did last year. With Presnell are a 
group of fleet, efficient backs. The team has capable
ball carriers and hard blockers. They can kick, pass 
and run. Included in this group are Father Lumpkin, as hard a hitting fullback as there is in the league. Cut Cavosie from the Michigan mining country, Gutowsky, Mule Wilson, formerly of the Packers, 
COACH OF PORTSMOUTH EXPECTS HARD BATTLE WITH GREEN BAY TEAM
OCTOBER 7 (Green Bay) - Portsmouth has a football team that is better balanced than last year's club but has not yet proven it is a stronger team in the opinion of George (Potsy) Clark, Spartan coach, who arrived with his squad of 20 this morning. Discussing football and Portsmouth's players at the Beaumont hotel this morning before the squad ran through a practice session at the stadium, the coach expressed concern over tomorrow's game with the Packers. "The two defeats and tie game chalked against the Packers this year haven't given us any false notions," the soft-spoken coach said. "We know that tomorrow's game with Green Bay will be by far the stiffest of the year. I wouldn't be surprised to see my team beaten. Green Bay can't be counted out yet by any method of figuring. We are looking forward to the hardest battle of the year. I have confidence in my boys and believe they will turn in a great game, possibly a victory, but they will get plenty of opposition. Our team has looked good in games at home, but it is too early in the season to predict a championship, or to show me decisively that the team is better than last year's squad. Some of our new men are playing fine football and have bolstered our squad. We lost Dutch Clark, but haven't noticed it much. Presnell is doing just about everything that Clark did last year and he is getting plenty of cooperation from other backfield men. Ernie Cadell has shown a great deal. He's from Stanford and fits in smoothly with our team. Harry Thayer, a Tennessee tackle, has lived up to expectations as has John Schneller, Wisconsin halfback and end. Schneller had the misfortune to crack his cheekbone in the first game but is in shape again now and will play tomorrow."
Bo Molenda (23), Dale Burnett (18), Ken Strong (50), Harry Newman (12); 1933 New York Giants