(GREEN BAY) - Green Bay swept back in the campaign for a National league pennant with a vengeance here Sunday afternoon, smothering the hitherto undefeated Portsmouth eleven by a score of 17 to 0. It was the Packers of old - the Packers who smother all opposition and play near perfect football -- who handed the Spartans their first defeat of the year. It was a team that was out to win, playing for the breaks, making 
them, outsmarting and outplaying their opponents in every stage. Playing in a driving rain which seemed to wash them clean of the mistakes and lethargy of previous games, the Green Bay players showed a  brave crowd of 4,000 that fumbling, missing signals and listless tackling is not their regular style. It was hard to believe that the efficient eleven that worked here Sunday was the same club that could not win in other games this year.
The field was partly covered with water. Mud was inches
deep in spots; the ball was water logged and slimy with
ooze. Players' hands and uniforms were wet and
slippery. But in the entire game the Packers committed
only two fumbles, and recovered both of them. The 
punting was exceptional all though the game. Many of
the kicks that Hinkle, Bruder and Herber sent down to
the Spartans would have been great under the most
ideal conditions. And to top it all, Hinkle booted a kick
from a difficult angle, 30 yards out, for a field goal. There
wasn't a bad pas from center the entire game, with Red
Bultman seeing 60 minutes of service at the pivot post.
How he got the ball off so efficiently time after time was
remarkable. On the defense the Packers' play was as
good as it has been all year. It hasn't been on defense
that the Packers erred before, however, as no team has
been able to constantly rip though that powerful line. It
has been on offense that they previously made their
mistakes. Sunday it was a different story. There was no
mistakes. The team that played was one that did 
everything and did it well.
The Spartans were no push-overs. They had a good 
club; one that played hard, clean football, putting up a
dogged fight in a vain attempt to check the rejuvenated
Packers. But the Packers wouldn't be stopped. They
marched down the field for a touchdown early in the 
game, played smart football to hold that lead, continued
to push Portsmouth in a hole, added three points with a
field goal in the third period and, to make it even more
convincing, scored again in the final minutes. Thought it
all played Al Rose and Milt Gantenbein at the ends, Cal
Hubbard at a tackle, Bultman at center and Bruder at
center. And they were great performers. Gantenbein 
and Rose broke up everything thrown at the wings, and
were down like streaks, sliding, skidding, diving into the
mud to down punts and those who would try to return
them. Hubbard was the mainstay on defense again,
backing up the line with his great bulk, cracking into the
Spartans who tried to get through. And then there was
Lon Evans, Mike Michalske, Comstock and Greeney at
the guards, doing efficient work. Evans in particular was
a standout, cracking open wide holes for the backs to
find. Perry, Quatse and Kurth were the other linemen
who played and their work was good.
In the backfield the ball-carrying of Bruder, Hinkle and
Englemann was great in the early stages as the Bays
smashed down for their first touchdown. After that they
tried few running plays, being content to let Portsmouth
take the chances. Occasionally Bruder would dash from
punt formations to pick up from five to ten yards. Most
of the time Green Bay would kick on first or second
down, pushing the ball deep into Spartan territory. But
near the end when the Packers got the ball deep in the
Spartan territory, they went to town again, with Buckets
Goldenberg leading the way, pushing ahead from the 14
yard line in three plays to score. And then to add some
variety, completed their first and only pass of the game
for the extra point. After such an exhibition fans, who
had sat wet and miserable through the cold and rainy
afternoon, went home convinced that the team was
closely related to the Bay eleven that won three titles
and were terrors to all they faced. The Packers started
early and the game was less than five minutes old when
they were knocking at the door, only to be refused
admittance. Grove's return of the kickoff was excellent
and the Packers had the ball in midfield. Englemann
ripped off nine yards, Hinkle added five and Englemann
smashed ahead twice more for five yard gains. Then 
with Grove holding the ball on the 30 yard line, Hinkle
tried a placekick. It missed by inches and the Spartans
took the ball on the 20 yard line. They punted out. 
Undismayed, the Packers started out again.
Rose downed a good return punt of the Packers on the
Spartans' three yard line. Cavosie punted back, the ball
sailing out of bounds on the 15 yard line. Englemann
went around left end for three yards behind some good
blocking. Bruder added four on a cutback over right tackle as Perry and Evans opened the hole. Hinkle was good for another gain to the seven yard line. Portsmouth was offside, and it was first down on the two yard mark. Two plays failed to gain but a third gave the ball to Bruder. He cut back off the weak side and went over the goal with not a man laying a hand on him. Grove then placekicked for the extra point and the Packers had a 7 to 0 lead. A few moments later the Packers were in trouble when Ebding, flashy Portsmouth end, got through to block a punt. Hinkle recovered, however, and then punted out to Portsmouth's 42 yard line to take the team out of danger. In the second quarter Portsmouth displayed its best attack of the day. With Schaake, a new halfback in the pro circuit doing most of the ball carrying behind excellent interference provided by Lumpkin, the Spartans put together a pair of first downs to go to the Packer 45 yard line.
Presnell passed to Lumpkin over the line of scrimmage and Lumpkin pulled down the ball on the Packers' 15. Englemann hit Lumpkin as he caught the ball and the Spartan fumbled, Hinkle recovering for Green Bay. Hinkle punted out but the Spartans threatened again when a pass to Cavosie was good for a first down on the 20 yard line. Four plays gained only nine yards, however, and the Packers took the ball on the 11 and kicked to midfield where Lumpkin fumbled and Hinkle recovered. Hinkle took the Spartan kickoff at the start of the third period and behind some great blocking, dashed down the field. He raced through the Portsmouth team to the 30 yard line of Portsmouth. Only Presnell was between him and the goal line. As Hinkle slowed up to try and dodge the Spartan safety man, Lumpkin caught him from behind. The Packers tried three plays but it was short of a first down. On the fourth, Grove held the ball on the 30 yard mark and Hinkle kicked it through the uprights for a field goal.
After that it was merely a question of protecting the lead. The teams exchanged punts with neither threatening. Plays bogged around in the mud and water with the teams in possession of the ball in their own territory most of the time. A great kick by Herber helped the Packers out on one occasion when they were on their own 10 yard mark. In the closing minutes the Spartans tried a pass deep in their own territory. Buckets Goldenberg came out of nowhere to intercept the ball on the 35 yard line. He raced back to the Spartan 14 yard line. Buckets and Bruder put it on the four yard line on two smashes and Goldenberg picked a hole at right tackle to sail over the line for a touchdown on the third play. Herber passed to Blood for the extra point and a few seconds later the game ended.
PORTSMOUTH -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY  -  7  3  0  7 - 17
1st - GB - Bruder, 1-yard run (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Hinkle, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
4th - GB - Goldenberg, 3-yard run (Blood pass from Herber) GREEN BAY 17-0
OCTOBER 9 (Green Bay) - Larry Bettencourt, unanimously chosen all-American center while at St. Mary's in California in 1928, has been signed by the Green Bay Packers and is expected to report today, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced. Bettencourt has been playing baseball in Texas with the Austin team. He played baseball with the Brewers in 1929 and 1930 and had a short term with the St. Louis Browns. It was Bettencourt who ruined the Packers in 1929 when the Green Bay team played Memphis in a post-season game. He smashed the Packer line to shreds to open holes for his ball carriers and was a powerful performer on defense. He is aggressive and tough and loves the game, according to reports from the south and west where he has seen action. He is driving to Green Bay and should arrive later this afternoon.
OCTOBER 9 (Green Bay) - After the game had been underway for five minutes it was hard to distinguish friend from foe as the uniforms were caked with mud as were the faces of the players. Towels were at a premium and the boys took time out often to clean mud and water from their eyes. The slippery ball was wiped after every play...It was an unusual game from one standpoint and that was the Packers didn't attempt a single pass except the one on which they converted the extra point after the last touchdown. Presnell shot several to his cohorts and had success considering the wet ball...After one punt had gone out of bounds on the north side, an enthusiastic customer took the pigskin into his arms and was about to depart for other localities. He was under the "eagle eye" of the law, however, and soon found the best course was to thrown the ball back on the field of play...Some spectators were on Wilfred Smith of the Chicago Tribune, but the huge sportswriter who acted as head linesman didn't mind and went about his business with no rebuttal...Al Rose got a laugh out of the crowd when he slid through a puddle of water in midfield late in the game. "Use the breast stroke," one fan called..."Even Ironwood wouldn't have been proud of that last punt," a bench spectator called to Cavosie after the Spartan end, who calls Ironwood, Mich., his home, had booted one only a short distance. The Portsmouth player took it in good nature as he grinningly admitted the fan's charge...After a Portsmouth drive had taken the ball to within hand shaking distance of the Packer goal line, the Spartans on the last down with three to go, huddled to discuss the situation. Potsy Clark could be heard way over in the south stands as he shouted, "No. 46. No. 46." Whether the Ohio team used "No. 46" or not, only the players could say, but they lost the ball on downs...Spectators huddled in the stands as the cold rain chilled them during the second half. Umbrellas, slickers, blankets and anything that could afford protection from the drizzle appeared as covering. Several used oilcloth, similar to that seen on the kitchen table, as a protection. They had holes in the cloth for their heads and let it drape over their frames. Two others had a large umbrella like those formerly used on a horse drawn carriage. Inscribed on it were the words: "Packers 14, Portsmouth 13."...One of the amusing incidents due to the mud happened in the final period. After Grove had received a punt, Herber, unable to identify Goldenberg because of the mud that covered Buckets, blocked Goldenberg out of play, thinking he was a Portsmouth player...Coach Potsy Clark had no apologies after the game. "The better team played better football and won," he said, commenting on the game. "We were very well satisfied with the fine sportsmanship of the crowd and the officiating. I have no alibi. My team was beaten by a great Packer club. I knew the Packers were stronger than the early games would indicate."...Schaake, Kansas U, Portsmouth's new quarterback, looks like a "find". He was mighty shifty on his feet, sidestepping with the agility of a cat to get out of the clutches of Packer tacklers...Lavvie Dilweg, veteran end, and Ben Smith did not get into the game. Dilweg's bad leg remains sore. It probably will be in good shape again by next Sunday.
OCTOBER 9 (Green Bay) - Now that we beat Portsmouth here Sunday, 17 to 0, I have only one regret. I regret that we couldn't have played such a ball game against the New York Giants before our friends and supporters in Milwaukee last week. This was so different from what we played a week ago that you would have hardly recognized the Packers as the same team. All along I felt that we have one of the best teams in the league, yet we lost to the Bears and we lost to the Giants, and in the second of these, I'm afraid, gave hundreds of fans who have never seen us before the wrong impression of professional football. I wish that all those who saw the team stumble along at Borchert Field against the Giants could have seen this game. I think it was as good a game as any football fan, college or pro, would ever care to see. There were 22 men on the field who played football at all times. They tackled hard, they blocked well and they handled the wet ball cleanly. Our quarterbacking was excellent I think. Not only was the general strategy of the game well carried out by Grove and Blood in kicking as we did often on first down in the middle of the field, but the selection of our play in the scoring zones was fine. I have in mind particularly the play called on our first touchdown. It was third down, one yard to go, with the defense well massed to stop us. On two plays before Portsmouth had practically stopped us cold when Grove called a play on third down, formation right, that drew the defense with it. Bruder got the ball from center, faked quickly to the right, but then cut back 
over the weak side where a hole big enough had been created by fine cross blocking to permit him to score standing. In this situation, with a wet field and the defense massed it was, it was the perfect play. I want to take this chance, too, to say a word about Buckets Goldenberg. Goldenberg came to me before the start of the season, asked for a job and told me he liked to block. That blocking part of it was enough to attract any coach's attention and that self-given recommendation, he was taken on for a tryout. Buckets since then has not only proved himself a good blocker but has showed himself a good ball carrier. He has been a conscientious type with us, and if he retains his present fire, he is bound to develop into one of the best backs in the league. On Sunday he again showed what fine drive he has by intercepting a pass late in the game, running it back about 25 yards into scoring position, and a few plays later ramming over guard on a straight buck for the touchdown. In closing, although we've lost two games, I don't believe we should be counted out of the race. We have another chance at Portsmouth and have two chances at the Bears, and with that setup anything may still happen.
OCTOBER 10 (Pittsburgh) - The Pirates of the NFL will tackle the Cincinnati Reds here Wednesday night, preparatory to heading for Green Bay, Wis., and Sunday's game with the rejuvenated Packers. Reports coming down from Wisconsin after Sunday's Green Bay-Portsmouth game were highly disturbing, and caused Coach Jap Douds to redouble his team's practice efforts. Pittsburgh followers had believed that the Packers were on the downgrade, and they were rudely jolted out of their belief by the 17 to 0 setback handed the Spartans. Although the game with the Bays
ranks first on the Pirates' schedule, Coach Douds is not
overlooking the possibility of an upset from the Reds. 
Consequently, the Pirates face a busy football week, 
and ran through their practice sessions with a great 
show of enthusiasm...PLAYED AT COLLEGE: The 
Pirates will entrain here Thursday morning and will 
arrive at Green Bay Friday, making their headquarters
at the Beaumont hotel. Coach Douds, the only playing
coach in the NFL, has had a world of experience in pro
football. He was an All-American professional tackle in
1931, and has performed with Providence, Portsmouth
and the Chicago Cardinals, appearing with the last
named team in 1932. His college days were spent at
Washington and Jefferson, where he played three years.
The most publicized player on the Pittsburgh squad is
Angelo Brovelli, for the last three years fullback for St.
Mary's Galloping Gaels, under Slip Madigan. Brovelli
was all-American in 1932, being rated one of the super
backs of the Pacific Coast. Seven clubs in the National
league bid for his services, but he cast his lot with the
Pirates...FORMER CARDS PLAY: Green Bay fans
already have seen one of the new Pirates in action, as
Jack Westfall, formerly of Boston, recently joined the
Pittsburgh squad. It was Westfall who tossed a pass to
Frankian in the Green Bay-Boston game this season,
resulting in a touchdown for the Redskins. Two former
Cardinals, Bucky Moore of Loyola and Tony Holm of
Alabama, play with the Pirates. Holm is a fullback, in
addition to captaining the team, and Moore plays at
halfback. A pair of 1932 Purdue stars, Paul Moss and
John Oehler, star in the Pittsburgh line. Moss is a long,
rangy end, great on pass receiving, while Oehler is a
sure passing center. His specialty is blocking punts, 
and he got in front of a New York boot recently to give
Pittsburgh a score. One of the most colorful Pittsburgh
players is Moose Kelsch, who is 39 years old and is 
used only in the pinches. He is an expert drop kicker,
runs a barber shop in his spare time, and picked up his gridiron experience on the Pittsburgh sandlots...WHALEN IS FAST: Corrie Artman, right tackle, hails from California, and played with the New York Giants in 1931. Don Rhodes, left tackle from Washington and Jefferson, is a tough lineman who is making his professional debut. George Shaffer, quarterback, starred for three years at Pitt, and is a triple threat man, excelling as a pass thrower. Freddie Whalen of George Washington university is one of the fastest men in football. He was rated a great halfback in college, and is just breaking into the game.
OCTOBER 10 (Columbus, OH) - Although stopped cold by the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Glenn Presnell continues to lead the NFL scoring race, official statistics released here today reveal. Jim Musick, big Boston back, has shouldered his way into second place, trailing Presnell by the margin of a single field goal. Presnell and Musick will fight it out for top honors at Boston next Sunday, when the Spartans invade the Hub. Harry Newman, New York Giants' sensation, climbed to third place by scoring against Boston last Sunday, and fourth place is held by Ken Strong, also of New York. Fifth place is shared by Dade Burnett of the Giants and Buckets Goldenberg of the Packers.
OCTOBER 10 (Green Bay) - How long will professional football continue in Green Bay? What about the Packers' franchise going elsewhere because of a drooping interest here? Those questions which have been bandied about town every autumn as through they rated serious consideration were plainly answered Sunday afternoon. And the people who made championship football possible here in the first place again wrote their own ticket, and the effective answer to the perennial doubting Thomases. Something like 4,500 football fans cheerfully went out into a rain storm, the like of which for persistence has not been experienced here in years. They went to their accustomed places in the stands. They exposed their health to the chill and the rain. They exposed thousands of dollars worth of hats and clothing to injury and destruction. They cheered as lustily, perhaps more lustily and enthusiastically than they have on fairer days. They stuck until the 17th point was made and the game was over. Their eyes were glued to the almost mechanically perfect play of the Packers which elicited from the Green Bay coach the remark, "The best Packer game since the Giant game in 1929 in New York." Every great team will have its off days, when nothing seems to click, but, if we must be allowed a metaphor, you may twist a lion's tail a bit and get away with it but duck for cover when he begins to roar.
OCTOBER 11 (Brooklyn) - The Brooklyn Dodgers of the NFL have bought the contract of Tom Nash from the Green Bay Packers. Nash, a star player at the University of Georgia in his undergraduate days has been playing professional football for five years and is considered one of the best ends in the league. No cash consideration was involved, Coach Lambeau said.
Green Bay Packers (1-2-1) 17, Portsmouth Spartans (3-1) 0
​Sunday October 8th 1933 (at Green Bay)
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay) - Bringing a powerful line, a shifty backfield and an ace passer in the person of Jack Westfall, recently of the Boston Redskins, the Pittsburgh Pirates will arrive here Saturday night, via the C.M. St. P. and P. railroad, prepared to tackle the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. Packer morale is much brighter since the Spartan defeat of last Sunday, and Coach E.L. Lambeau hopes to take his remaining two home games, with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia as the victims. Larry Bettencourt, former all-American center of St. Mary's, has been signed to bolster the middle of the Packer line, and Lambeau is expecting the husky newcomer to take a regular turn at the pivot post. As a special entertainment feaure, the Fond du Lac Eagles' drum corps, one of the crack musical organizations in Wisconsin, will appear between halves. The outfit, with some 50 men in the ranks, will march through the downtown section before the game and then out Main-st. to the City stadium...HAVE GOOD BACKFIELD: The Pirates' backfield brigade includes such star as Vaughn, Clark, Brovelli, Holm, Kesich, Moore, Schwartz, Shaffer and Westfall. Most of them are inexperienced against the Packers, although Holm played with the Cardinals in last year's Packer games, and Westfall was with the Redskins when they tied the Bays here in the season's opener. Tony Holm, the 215-pounder from Alabama, is expected to do most of the fullbacking on Sunday, although if he needs helps, it will be forthcoming in the person of Angelo Brovelli, St. Mary's fullback, who is listed as a halfback on the Pittsburgh starting roster. Three Purdue linemen, all rated crack gridders, will appear with the visitors. Paul Moss, star Boilermaker end, and Oehler, a center, are best known of the trio, although the achievements of Letsinger, a guard, are familiar to Purdue fans. The end crew consists of Moss, Sortet of West Virginia, Dailey of Pitt and Tasser of Carnegie Tech. There is plenty of beef in the Pittsburgh line. Burleson, Southern Methodist tackle, tips the beam at 235, and Tiny Engebretsen, Northwestern guard, scales 223. Rhodes of Washington and Jefferson is a 225 pound tackle, Kemp of Pitt plays the same position and weighs an
even 200, while Artman of Stanford, another tackle, is
the heaviest man on the squad, weighing 240.
OCTOBER 11 (Columbus, OH) - Having played four 
league games, the New York Giants are setting the 
pace in the pro league's scoring race with 60 points.
Opponents of the New York eleven are credited with 47.
Boston with 49 and Portsmouth with 45 follow in the
point scoring table. Cincinnati in two games has failed
to chalk up a point. Defensively the Chicago Bears have
the best record as the Windy City Bruins have been
scored on only once, that being the touchdown and the
extra point chalked up by the Green Bay Packers 
several weeks ago.
OCTOBER 11 (Green Bay) - "The owners of the Green
Bay team are casting covetous eyes on Milwaukee and
may move their club next season, at least four of their
eight home games," writes a Milwaukee sports editor in
his column in a Milwaukee newspaper this morning.
"The gossip in 'pro' circles is that the owners haven't been satisfied with their profits at Green Bay and that they are contemplating moving to Milwaukee to prevent some other promoter from obtaining a franchise here and taking some of their business away from them," he continues. But let's stop right there for a few moments and think of what he is saying...It certainly is "gossip". Gossip of the rankest kind, born in the imagination of someone who absolutely does not know whereof he speaks, one who does not know the history of the Green Bay Packers, the nature of the organization that runs it, or, in fact, by someone who knows practically nothing about the Packers. He says the "owners" of the Green Bay team. He probably does not know that the Packer team has 1,000 owners. It is a Green Bay institution, organized to do professional business in Green Bay and could not move to Milwaukee even if the directors wanted to do so, which they positively do not. "We have never had the remotest idea of playing three or four games in Milwaukee, let alone move the club there," says Leland H. Joannes, president of the Packer club. "As far as being 'satisfied with profits' at Green Bay, can we be anything but satisfied? This is a Green Bay club, owned by Green Bay people, for Green Bay people. Their support has been marvelous, considering the economic conditions of the past few years. We played one game in Milwaukee because we believed it would help bridge a financial gap this year. We might play a game again there next year if conditions warrant it, but that would be all."...The writer says that Green Bay owners might move to prevent some other promoter from obtaining a franchise there and taking some of the Green Bay business away from them. We wonder if he knows that the Green Bay directors were the leaders in the move to have Milwaukee organize and support its own club. The local club leaders know that if Milwaukee entered the league and should happen to develop a winning team, it would not hurt the attendance here. Rather it would increase interest in the state and a Green Bay-Milwaukee game would be a "natural". There is more "gossip" in the writer's column of a similar nature, but it is so far from fact that we won't go into it. Sufficient to say, that Green Bay's football club is Green Bay's to keep, as long as it wants it. If the time should ever come when Green Bay no longer wants professional football, it will be a time when no other city in the state, including Milwaukee, will want it either.
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay) - Larry Bettencourt, former St. Mary's center, who signed to play with the Green Bay Packers this week, arrived in Green Bay at noon today. He came by automobile from Texas where he had been playing baseball.
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay) - Determined to remain in the victory column of the National Professional Football league, the Green Bay Packers are drilling this week for Sunday's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Packers scored their first win last Sunday, against the league leading Portsmouth Spartans, after two defeats and a tie. The Pirates scored their second victory in four starts by defeating the Cincinnati Reds, 17 to 3, at Pittsburgh last night. The Ohioans tallied in the opening period on a 12-yard drop kick by Myers Clark. A little later, the Pirates blocked a punt and recovered on the Cincinnati two-yard line. Ed Westfall smashed over for the touchdown and Brovelli, the former St. Mary's flash, kicked the extra point. In the final period, Mose Kelsch kicked a goal from placement on the 23-yard line, followed a little later by a touchdown by halfback Harp Vaughan. Westfall kicked the extra point.
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay) - The threat of a strong Pittsburgh aerial attack has caused Coach E. L. Lambeau to place stress upon pass defense in this
week's practice sessions, but the Green Bay Packers,
facing the Pirates here Sunday afternoon, planned to
do considerable passing on their own account. The
Packers well remember Jack Westfall, quarterback, 
who appeared here with Boston in the opening National
league game on the current season. It was Westfall 
who faded back and flipped a pass to Frankian, Boston
end, which led to the touchdown and extra point that
tied the score at 7-all, robbing the Bays of a victory...
MOSS STAR RECEIVER: Westfall will be wearing a
Pittsburgh uniform, and there will be a number of other
receivers for his passes, including Paul Moss, lengthy
Purdue university end, who was rated one of the best
wingmen in the country during his years at Lafayette.
Another set of outstanding backs are Tony Holm and
Angelo Brovelli. Holm was with the Cardinals last year,
and faced the Packers twice, but Brovelli, rated an all-
American while playing for Coach Slip Madigan's
Galloping Gaels of St. Mary's, will be making his pro
debut against the Bays. He is rated one of the hardest
hitting fullbacks in the business, although he probably
will be placed at halfback when the starting whistle
blows Sunday...DRUM CORPS TO PARADE: Fans who
witness the aerial battle will have further entertainment
provided for them, as the crack Eagles drum corps of
Fond du Lac is scheduled to appear between halves.
This 75-piece organization, attired in snappy uniforms
and playing a stirring set of beats, has placed well up in
national contests, and is widely known. The Packers
came through the muddy Portsmouth battle without
serious injuries, and with new morale to face their
remaining National league foes. The Spartans were
rated as tough as any team in the league, and their
defeat has given the Packers a new lease on life. One
week after the Pittsburgh game the Packers will be in
Chicago to play the Bears, and if the champions can be
subdued, the Packers will be right in the thick of the
pennant race...DILWEG FEELING FIT: Lavvie Dilweg's
injured knee finally has responded to treatment, and it
is likely that the ace end will be able to take his turn on
the field after two week's rest. Fans also are anxious to
see the men who starred against Portsmouth. Five of
the Packers - Bultman, Bruder, Gantenbein, Rose and
Hubbard - pulled the "iron man" act Sunday, playing 
through 60 minutes of the grueling struggle. Goldenberg,
rapidly becoming one of the the most popular men on
the squad, is sure to see action. The rain soaked crowd
let up a howl when the stocky fullback trotted into the
game Sunday, despite the fact that he replaced Clark
Hinkle, as hard hitting and popular a player as ever wore
a Green Bay uniform...BUCKETS LEADS BAYS: 
Buckets is the leading scorer of the Packer squad, and
he is tied for fifth place in the National league scoring
OCTOBER 12 (New York) - Southpaws are an accepted
fact in baseball with a definite place on every pitching
staff but in football there are few capable of making the
major leagues. There are only two southpaw backs in 
the NFL. Bull Doehring, former Illinois back of the
Chicago Bears, and Otto Vokaty, former Heidelberg
college star now with the Chicago Cardinals, are the 
sole southpaw flingers in the major league grid circuit. Stu Wilson, from W. and J., was with Stapleton last fall but he is out of action now after a tryout with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Doehring, while a rarity as a southpaw, is one of the best tossers in the circuit. The 215 pounder is one of the longest heaver in the circuit despite his being lefthanded. A 50-yard toss is a mere trifle for him and with the possible exception of Arnold Herber, Green Bay ace, he is the longest passer of the circuit. Vokaty was with the New York Giants last fall but got little opportunity to display his southpaw slants since Jack McBride, Syracuse veteran, was doing the heaving and doing it so well that he led the league in 1932 by completing 52 percent of his tosses.
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay) - One of the most colorful performers in professional football this year is Mose Kelsch, Pittsburgh halfback and sandlot performer who has been kicking field goals at random for the Pirates. Kelsch is one of the few professional performers able to keep going after reaching the age of 35. He is 38 years old and has been playing football around Pittsburgh semi-pro and professional gridirons for 20 years. When not kicking he runs a barber shop in the Pennsylvania city. Against the Cincinnati team last night Kelsch dropkicked from the 28 yard line to give his team three points. He weighs 225 pounds. Four former Purdue stars appear with the Pirates this year. Paul Moss, an end, Don Rhodes, tackle, Howard Letsinger, guard, and John Oehler, center, are the former Boilermakers. Buckets Goldenberg says that Oehler is one of the best centers he ever saw perform in Big Ten circles. He is fast, aggressive and strong. Moss and Oehler got all-American rating last year on many selections. Moss is six feet, two inches tall, the same height as Ray Tesser, the other end who probably will start. Tesser also does the punting for the Pirates, dropping back from the line. He hails from Carnegie Tech.
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay) - Heartened by the fine showing of his Green Bay Packers against the Portsmouth Spartans, leaders of the National Professional Football league, Coach Curly Lambeau dared hope today for victories in the Bays' last two home games. Sunday the Packers entertain the Pittsburgh Pirates, but Lambeau refuses to do more than hope for a win. He still remembers the deadly forward passing accuracy of Jack Westfall, who had a large part in scoring the touchdown that gave the Boston Redskins a 7-7 tie in the Packers' opening game. Westfall is now quarterback for the Pirates. Larry Bettencourt, former all-American center at St. Mary's, has joined the Bays and Lambeau expects him to take a regular turn at the pivot post. The Fond du Lac Eagles drum corps will drum it up for the Packers Sunday, leading the parade to the City Stadium and presenting an exhibition drill between halves.
OCTOBER 13 (Chicago) - Professional football is keeping in stride with the college brand in drawing increased crowds this year, George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears, said today. "The eastern clubs are drawing big crowds and are in fine shape financially," Halas said on his return form the east. "Pittsburgh, a new member of the National league, also is drawing well and so are the western teams." Halas increased his controlling interest in the Bears last night by purchasing the stock held by Charles Bidwell, Chicago sportsman. Bidwell recently purchased the Chicago Cardinals and was forced to sell under league rules whereby no man can have an interest in more than one club.
OCTOBER 13 (Pittsburgh) - Fresh from their 17 to 3 conquest of the Cincinnati Reds here Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates professional football squad left late today for Wisconsin, where Sunday afternoon they will attempt to better their National league standing at the expense of the Green Bay Packers. While the Pirates are not underestimating the strength of the Packers, who swarmed all over Portsmouth last Sunday to win their first league game, the Pittsburgh club is inclined to let its record stand on its own merits beside that of the Green Bay team. As a matter of fact, the Pirates rate higher in the league than do the Packers, and a victory on Sunday will stamp Pittsburgh as a contending club. The only two defeats suffered by the Pirates this season were administered by Boston and New York. The former team tied the Packers this season and the Giants defeated them, so that according to comparative scores, Coach Jap Douds' crew rates at least an even break with Green Bay. The squad which left today for Chicago and Green Bay included, besides 22 played, Coach Douds, President Arthur Rooney, Secretary Arthur Guy and Trainer Mike Streck. The Pirates planned to stop off in Chicago long enough to practice on the De Paul football field Saturday. Late Saturday they will entrain for Green Bay, arriving at the football capital at 10:20 o'clock that evening on the C.M. St. P. and P. line.
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay) - Invitations have been extended to 60 high school football squads in Wisconsin and upper Michigan to be "paying" guests at the remaining two home games on the Packers' schedule. Bargain day prices are being offered by the football corporation, provided the high school gridders attend in groups totaling 15 or more, and it is expected that a considerable number of youngsters will avail themselves of the opportunity to see top notch football. The Packers' inferiority complex, evident on the gridiron and spreading to the fans, was wiped out by last Sunday's victory over Portsmouth, which sent the Spartans back to Ohio, thoroughly whipped and stinging under a 17 to 0 defeat. The Bays ripped through practice sessions this week with an enthusiasm which promised the invading Pittsburgh Pirates a busy afternoon. The Packers, whatever their fans may think, have not yet counted themselves out of the championship race. A couple of defeats for the Chicago Bears, regarded as highly probable in view of the Bears' extensive schedule, and one more licking for Portsmouth would throw the Bruins, Spartans and Packers into a grand muddle for first place, with the winner just as likely to be one team as another. Added strength for the Packer line arrived late Thursday in the person of Larry Bettencourt, St. Mary's all-America center, who completed, with his wife, a 1,600-mile drive from San Antonio, Texas. Bettencourt climbed right into grid togs to work out with the Packers, and Coach E.L. Lambeau regarded his work with satisfaction. The husky pivotman won national grid laurels at St. Mary's university, and is a California product. He played football with the Memphis team that handed the Packers a shellacking in a 1929 post-season game, and continued to star in the Memphis line in 1930 and 1931. Last season he was with the St. Louis Gunners, managed by Bullet Baker, former Packer backfield ace. Bettencourt played this past season with the San Antonio club of the Texas baseball league. He has seen service twice with the Milwaukee 
OCTOBER 13 (Columbus, OH) - The Philadelphia Eagles, only National league team that has yet to play a game, will make its debut in the major league this week when it opposes the New York Giants in the opening circuit game in New York next Sunday. The Chicago rivals, the Bears and Cardinals, meet for the first time this season at Wrigley Field with the championship Bears striving to maintain their unbeaten record and first place in the western division of the race. The Portsmouth Spartans, closest rivals to the Bears for the lead, invade Boston to meet the Redskins, leaders in the Eastern section. There is only a half a game between the Redskins and Giants in the race for the Eastern crown so Sunday's game may mean a change in the standing. The Cincinnati Reds invade Brooklyn to encounter the Dodgers in the other circuit contest listed.
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay) - Every club in the league will be in action this weekend as five games are scheduled. It begins to look as if it will be a blanket race to Pennantville as the majority of the clubs seem to be evenly matched...One of next Sunday's choice intersectional combats will be in Brooklyn where the Dodgers will play host to the Cincy Redlegs. Neither of these clubs have chalked up a victory this fall in the postgraduate circuit...Jim MacMurdo, Boston guard, didn't see action against the Giants last Sunday as an illness that he suffered in Pittsburgh last week is still hanging on. This is a tough break for the Hub as Mac is a star lineman...Determined to have a winner at any cost, President Arthur Rooney, of the Pittsburgh club, has taken on two more players. Quarterback Westfall was purchased from Boston and Gil Burleson, a guard, secured from Portsmouth...Benny Friedman, the Brooklyn ace, got bumped so hard early in the game with the Chicago Bears that he had to be carried off the field. Benny was cold for a few minutes. He did not see any further action in the combat...Tiny Feather is turning in a good job at end for the Giants. When Badgro was injured in the Green Bay game, Coach Steve Owen sent Feather, a halfback by trade, to the wing position and he has been doing everything asked of him...Ookie Miller is getting full time service at center for the Chicago Bears as Bert Pearson, the other Bruin snapperback, is on the shelf with a bad leg. Miller is a good passer and he is right at home in the "thick" going...George Johnson, American association baseball umpire, is drawing some assignments as a football official in the pro loop. Some years ago, Johnson served a season as manager of the Rock Island Independents with success...Bad weather raised havoc with Cincinnati's opening game at home and the clash with the Chicago Cardinals attracted but a small crowd. The game was late in starting as the groundskeepers had to mop up the playing field...The Bears and Cardinals resume their gridiron feud in Chicago this Sunday. There is little love lost between the clubs as they have been battling each other around for years. The Halas-men again rule as favorites...The educated toe of Joe Lillard, Chicago Cardinal halfback, paved the way for Coach Schissler's outfit to snatch a 3-0 victory from Cincinnati. The Reds failed twice in attempts to boot the ball between the uprights...Lud Wray's Philadelphia club starts its National league schedule in New York this Sunday against the Giants. The Phillies lost a 7 to 0 exhibition game to Stapleton last Sunday after they had muffed several chances to come through with touchdowns...Harry Newman steamed through the Boston Redskins for 90 yards and a touchdown. This is the longest run of the season. The former Michigan back was right in the shadow of his own goal posts when he started his record sprint...Dutch Clark, All-American pro quarterback in 1931, '32, who is now coaching in Colorado, may return to the Spartans for four games during the last lap of the season, according to Harry Snyder, vice-president of the Portsmouth club...Les Caywood, husky Cincinnati guard, and Halfback Lillard of the Chicago Cards put on a fistic exhibition which resulted in both players being chased from the field. This was the second week running that the Cards were in scraps.
expected to start his shiftiest backs and to open with a passing attack at the outset. Westfall, who tossed the pass that tied the Packers here in the first game of the season, will be at the quarterback position. He recently was traded by Boston to Pittsburgh. As running mates, the coach will probably start Brovelli, flash St. Mary's all-American, and Schwartz, former Washington State star, at halfback posts with Tony Holm at the fullback position. Working with this group to help in the passing defense will be Moss and Dailey, two of the best ends in the east. Moss was an all-American selection at Purdue last year and gained fame through ability to catch passes. Sortet, West Virginia, and Tesser, Carnegie Tech, also are ready for wing work...A HEAVY CREW: On the line the Pirates will offer a heavy crew. The center post will be held down by Oehler, Purdue, and Lantz, of Grove City, Pa. Oehler probably will get most of the work as he has been showing considerable ability in previous games. Tiny Engebretsen, former Northwestern star who played both guard and end, will be at guard Sunday. Letsinger, Purdue, Janecek, also of the Indiana school, Artman, Standford tackle, and Kemp from Duquesne are others who are certain of good work. All weigh over 200 and hit hard. Coach E.L. Lambeau has been sending the Packer squad through stiff drills this week. He has been stressing pass defense and the timing on running plays. The team has been working smoothly and should be in fine shape, as all minor injuries have cleared up...HERBER AT QUARTER: Arnold Herber has been working at a quarterback position a great deal in practice and may call signals Sunday. Grove and Blood also have been at the post. The rest of the squad has been unchanged. A special feature between halves will be the appearance of the Fond du Lac fife and drum corps. The drill team, composed of 70 men, will march and play. Several high school teams will be represented as the Packer management has given the boys special rates. The Kewaunee high team, composed of 40 young men, will be among those present.
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay) - College stars of recent years are included in the lineup of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who tackle the Green Bay Packers, once again on the winning row, at City Stadium here Sunday afternoon. The game will start at 2 o'clock and between halves there will be a parade and demonstration by the 75-piece Fond du Lac Eagle drum corps. With Shaffer and Westfall handling the quarterback assignment, with Vaughn, Clark, Schwartz, Brovelli, Moore and Kelsch at halfbacks, and the redoubtable Tony Holm at fullback, the Pittsburgh backfield is well fortified with starting and reserve strength. If Holm needs any help at fullback, he will receive it from Brovelli, who was rated an all-American back at St. Mary's in his college days, but who is playing at halfback to keep him in the lineup with Holm. Among the outstanding Pirate linemen are Paul Moss, one of Purdue's immortals, and Tiny Engebretsen of Northwestern University, who play at end and guard respectively. Both are slated to see plenty of action against the Packers. Pennant possibilities, although regarded as highly unlikely, again are buzzing in Green Bay following the Packers' impressive 17 to 0 victory over Portsmouth. If the Bays dust off Pittsburgh, the Packers will have a .500 percentage in
the league standings, with a crucial game against the
Chicago Bears coming up next. The Pirates will arrive
here Saturday in time for a brisk workout prior to
Sunday's game. It will be the first appearance of a
Pittsburgh team in Green Bay, and the advance ticket
sale indicates a large crowd will witness the contest
which is expected to develop into an aerial battle almost
from the opening whistle. Coach E.L. Lambeau has
been polishing up the Packers air offense this week,
and has been spending some time with the defense,
anticipating a shower of Pirate passes. The Bay line,
which has held all opponents practically at a standstill
this season, is expected to hold out the rushes of the
Pitt backs, thus assuring a quick shift to aerial tactics.
 Joe F. Carr, Columbus, Ohio, president of the National
league, has named Meyer Morris, Rock Island, Ill., as
referee of the game, with A.O. Iverson, Sheboygan,
as umpire, and George Johnson, Chicago, head
OCTOBER 14 (Pittsburgh) - Badly crippled and without
fullback Tony Holm, who was left behind suffering with
an injured leg, the Pirates left this morning for Green
Bay, Wis., where they meet the Packers of that city in
a NFL game tomorrow. It is the first time the cleated
Corsairs have been off their home field this season. In
addition to Holm, the Pirates have three other severely
hurt players who may not see action - Elmer Schwartz,
back; Angelo Brovelli, back, and Whitey Artman, tackle.
The Pirates will not play in Pittsburgh until Nov. 12 when
they meet Brooklyn at Forbes Field.
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay) - Bidding for honors in the NFL this year for the first time, Pittsburgh comes to Green Bay tomorrow with a fast moving squad of former college stars ready to oppose the powerful Packer eleven. It will be the first appearance of the eastern eleven in Wisconsin. Although new to the circuit, the Pittsburgh eleven has been developing into one of the strongest in the east, and will have a host of stars available for action when the starting whistle blows at 2 o'clock at the City stadium. Coached by Jap Douds, a professional performer of many years experience as a player, the Pittsburgh team relies upon speed and deception, and will offer an aerial attack that is said to be as good as any in the east. Douds, a tackle with Providence and the Chicago Cardinals, has picked up college stars from the far corners of the country, getting only men who were tough and fast...HAS SHOWN IMPROVEMENT: The team has been showing constant improvement, and indications are that when it takes the field tomorrow, it will be at its best. Against the Cincinnati club on Wednesday evening, Pittsburgh had little trouble winning by a 17 to 3 score, using a deceptive passing attack and fast running game to tally. Against the Packers, Coach Douds is