PACKER VETERANS BEAT NEW MEN IN PRACTICE CONTEST
SEPTEMBER 11 (Green Bay) - You may be a hero in college football circles, but when you bump up against the kind of competition veterans of the Green Bay Packer team
can offer, you become just one of the boys trying to make
good. Rookies of the Green Bay squad became aware of
that fact here Sunday afternoon as they battled a team that
was composed of veterans at the City stadium before a
crowd of 2,500. They learned that it takes something more
than youth and brawn, and a fair knowledge of football to
play professional ball as the veterans handed them a
beating by a score of 25 to 6 in an intra-club practice game.
Plenty of good football was offered and there was some
that was not so good. However, considering that Sunday's
session was the first scrimmage of the year, it was a
pleasing exhibition. Passing attacks clicked and defensive
play at times was excellent. Play was as smooth as can be
expected for this time of the year and performances of
several new men indicated that they will be assets to the
Packer club..USE ONE SET OF BACKS: The veterans used
only one backfield, and it was a sweet combination with
Arnold Herber at quarter, Hank Bruder and Englemann at
the halfback posts and McCrary at fullback. It was Herber's
first experience calling signals and his performance was
excellent. Bruder and Englemann had field days, running
all over the field, to pull down passes, thrown by their own
men and by opponents, and in other ways playing bang up
football. Opposing this group, the Yearlings had Grove at
quarterback with Mott and Monnett at halfbacks and Hinkle
and Goldenberg at fullback. Hinkle was a standout
performer, and indicated he will be as good as ever. The
blocking of Monnett was good, despite the fact that he was
suffering with a Charley-horse and Mott gave an exhibition
of great open field running to score the Rookie's only
touchdown. Goldenberg showed considerable promise,
doing some fine work at backing up the line and on the
offense. He looks like he will go in the pro game. Grove's
play left little to be desired, although he was handicapped
in that this was his first time his squad ever worked
together. On the Rookie line, Ben Smith, at end, and
Greeney, at guard, probably were outstanding. Kurth and
Quatse, who played the tackle positions, showed flashes
of form as did Sarafiny and Young at center, and Evans at
the other guard. Greeney's blocking was one of the features
of the Yearling play. Passing of both centers was excellent.
Mike Michalske, veteran guard, played at a guard position
for the Yearling team and "rooted 'em out" in his old time
fashion. Rose was at end for the Rookie and did well...
MANY OLD FAVORITES: On the line for the veteran squad
were many old favorites, not the least being Whitey Woodin
who still can play as good a game at guard or tackle as
many young men just out of college, despite the fact that he
has been playing the professional game for more than 10
years. Comstock, another veteran of 10 years of play, was
in pitching with plenty of vigor. Perry was all over the field
again, as is his custom, to drag down ball carriers. Van
Sickle fitted into the picture nicely at guard while Bultman's
work at center was good throughout the game. At the ends
Gantenbein, Dilweg and Peterson, the last names also
working at tackle, let little get around them. Mark Catlin also
played at end for the Veterans and figured in a few good
plays. The Veterans ran up three touchdowns before the game was ten minutes old, setting the Rookies back on their ears with determination and enthusiasm. After that the Yearlings began to find themselves and did much better, breaking up many plays before they could get underway. The Vets added a fourth touchdown for the second quarter but in the final half they played mostly defensive football and let the new men try to advance against them. A pair of blocked punts paved the way for the first pair of markers, backfield men of the yearling squad missing the men they should have blocked out to give their kicker protection. Englemann recovered the first blocked punt early in the game and ran 25 yards unmolested to the goal. Woodin's kick for the extra point was wide of the post, so the vets had a 6 to 0 lead...PASS IS INTERCEPTED: A few moments later Perry pushed past defensive halfbacks and blocked Grove's punt, McCrary recovering for the veteran squad on the 30 yard line. Englemann then tossed a forward pass to Herber that traveled about 15 yards and Herber ran the remaining distance to the goal for a touchdown. Bruder's try from placement for the extra point proved to be a dud. Again Englemann figured in a fast play when he raced forward to intercept a pass by Grove in midfield. Bruder passed to Dilweg, and the big end jumped high into the air to pull down the ball for a 12 yard gain. Herber then whipped a 35 yard pass to Englemann and he ran 10 yards to score a third touchdown. Woodin's boot from placement added an extra point. In the second period McCrary intercepted a pass on his own 45 yard line and raced to his opponent's 22 before he was hauled to the ground. by Michalske. Line smashes by Bruder and McCrary made it a first down on the two yard line. Bruder fumbled on a direct buck on the goal line by Comstock recovered for the team, scoring a touchdown. Herber's drop kick was wide and the extra point was not recorded. After that it was a see-saw affair with neither side getting into a scoring zone. Bruder made a great return of a kick, returning about 40 yards before he was dumped by Goldenberg but the vets were stopped on the 30 yard line and did not score. This was in the third period. In the fourth quarter Hinkle started a pass, found his receivers covered and started to run. He raced to the right, reversed his field and spotting Mott alone about 15 yards away, shot a pass to him. Mott made a good catch on the 40 yard line, stepped fast straight down the field, side-stepped to dodge Englemann who tried to trip him and then evaded Herber by a clever change of pace as the quarterback lunged for him and grabbed nothing but the air. Mott went over the goal line standing up. Hinkle's placekick was wide of the posts and the game ended a short time later.
HINKLE AND QUATSE IN HOSPITAL TODAY
SEPTEMBER 11 (Green Bay) - Sunday afternoon during the practice which preceded the Packer intra-squad football game, fullback Clark Hinkle flipped a pass at tackle Jess Quatse, who stumbled as he received it. Today Quatse and Hinkle were surveying each other from opposite sides of a ward in St. Vincent hospital, but they plan to play in next Sunday's game against the Boston Redskins. Quatse is applying heat treatment to a sprained ligament, the first time in his long football career that he has ever been laid up. Hinkle is recuperating from a tonsils operation.
PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL AND GREEN BAY
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - The transfer of the New York Giant-Packer football game to Milwaukee has been made the basis of much idle talk to the effect that this city is on the verge of losing its professional football team because of financial difficulties. Before giving heed to this talk the fans in Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin would do well to acquaint themselves with a few pertinent facts regarding the football situation here. No other club in the NFL has come through the depression as successfully as the Packers. Attendance with the exception of last year has constantly increased and the club's financial affairs are in fair shape. The same management that took hold of the Packers' eleven years ago, when the outlook was black and brought the club through successfully, and , in addition, won three national championships in as many years, is in charge now. Green Bay by careful management retained its football club and strengthened its position as the best attraction in the National league when such cities as Philadelphia, Providence, Minneapolis and Staten Island fell by the wayside because of financial difficulties. The Packers have a strong club again this year and there is no reason to doubt but that it will once more be a serious contender for the championship. A good ball club is always an attraction here - and Green Bay will have a first class team on the field, as the new players give more promise than those of any other crop. This community could well afford to raise by public subscription a fund of as much as $10,000 a year to support the Packers. There are thousands of dollars being spent annually on other activities that do not begin to bring to the city the advertising or the actual trade the Packers do. When all these facts are taken into consideration it is seen there is no foundation for the talk that is going the rounds, or that the Packers may soon be a thing of the past in Green Bay. It is a fact that the Football corporation is biting off quite a chunk in attempting to compete on an equal basis with such cities as New York, Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, but with the whole-hearted support of the community it can be done. The present Packer management's record entitles it to the confidence of the public. The officers and board of directors have made many sacrifices in time and money to keep professional football in Green Bay, because they felt there was a public demand for it, and because they wanted to do something worthwhile for the city. They stand prepared to continue their efforts if the fans will give them the same loyal and unselfish cooperation they gave in former years when the outlook did look doubtful. It is possible that if the attendance at the games this season drops off there may be a small deficit, but the Press-Gazette is satisfied that any reasonable amount to cover this loss can be raised among business houses and individuals. The Packer team is a civic asset, an asset that has been built up through the years at the expense of much time and money. It cannot and will not be torn down by the mere chatter of those who do not know whereof they speak. Green Bay and the Packers are synonymous. They cannot be separated for the sake of a few dollars. The situation here is sound and there should be no petty carping at a time like this when every effort is being made to avoid a deficit. There is no justification for such criticism. The Giant game here always has meant a loss that has ranged as high as $5,200. If this deficit can be avoided by transferring the game to Milwaukee, the management is to be commended for its judgment and foresight. The main concern of the Packers' management is to maintain the club's present financial independence. Let's help them do it by being willing to sacrifice this one game and cut out the talk about football being all "washed up" here.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - Here and there about town can be heard howls of calamity because the Packer management has decided to shift the Green Bay-New York Giant game to Milwaukee. Most of them are rather ridiculous. The change isn't nearly as important as some would have you believe. Football will continue for a good many years as long as the Packers continue to offer the kind of entertainment that has been seen in the past. The shifting of one game to Milwaukee won't make a particle of difference as to the future of Packer football. The change is made because the Packer management believes that by shifting the game, it may help the club finish the season with a good financial statement instead of a deficit, and to satisfy a demand of southern Wisconsin fans for a game in that city. The management also believes that it will do a great deal to stimulate interest in the professional game in that section of the state...For the past several years, Packer-Giant games, with but one exceptions, have resulted in a deficit to the Green Bay corporation. It is usually scheduled after a game against the Chicago Bears, as it is the only time it can be arranged. The Bears always pack in the fans here. As many supporters can not afford to attend more than a few big contests a year, they come to the Bear game and stay away the following weekend, when the Giants come here...This year the Giant game comes between the contests with the Bears and Portsmouth. The Bears and Portsmouth always draw fine crowds, and advance sale indicates they will be well attended again this year, but it is extremely doubtful whether fans would turn out in large enough numbers to make the Giant game a paying proposition. And if the game would not be a paying proposition here, and could be made to be one in Milwaukee, isn't it good management to shift it? If the game was played here and three or four thousand dollars lost on it, the deficit wouldn't be disastrous to the Packer club by any stretch of the imagination, but there is a natural desire to avoid this loss if possible. The loss might be made up in other games, but if it was not, business interests and the public would make up the difference in a hurry before letting football slip out...A few fans have asked why the third game with the Chicago Bears is not played in Milwaukee instead of the Giant game. The Packers have no authority to change that game, as it is on the Bears' home schedule and up to the Chicago management to make any decision regarding it. The Packers stand to lose no money on that game, as they play it on a guarantee they will pay expenses. The Packer management, as efficient a group of men as ever handled a community organization, has every reason to believe that if the Giant game is played in Milwaukee, it will go over financially. Green Bay fans have been very loyal to the Packers and given the club excellent support. On the other hand the Packers have given every fan his money's worth. The Packers have brought the finest wind of football here and made it available at reasonable prices. If the Packer management believes that by shifting the game to Milwaukee, it might help the club finish the season in good financial condition, instead of a deficit, the plan should be given the wholehearted support of every fan.
GREEN BAY TO FACE POWERFUL BOSTON CLUB HERE SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - With one of the nation's outstanding coaches in the person of Lone Star Dietz, and a lineup which reads like Who's Who in Football, the Boston Redskins will invade Green Bay Sunday to tackle the Packers in the first league game for both teams. Plenty of money was spent this season in assembling the Redskins. George Marshall, millionaire Boston laundry magnate, is determined that his second year of ownership will produce a championship team, and he has spared no expense in signing up desirable men. Dietz assumed charge of the Redskins after a series of triumphs on the collegiate gridiron. He received his early football education under Glenn S. (Pop) Warner at Carlisle, Washington State, Mare Island Marines, Purdue, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Wyoming, Stanford, Los Angeles Town club and Haskell Institute...ALWAYS A FIGHTER: Always a fighter and a builder, Dietz never has led a failure on the gridiron. His teams are noted for their smart, clean, vigorous football, and he has won praise and respect of rival coaches. Herb Fletcher, a back from St. Mary's university, has received all-America mention and is "dead" on goals after touchdown. He coached freshmen football at St. Mary's last year, weighs 195 pounds and is rated one of Boston's fastest backs. Another Gael on the Redskin team is Ike Frankian, who was named all-America in 1928 by both Associated Press and United Press. He plays end. Irvin Hill is a back from Trinity college, received in a trade from the Chicago Cardinals. He scales six feet and weighs 210 pounds. Hubert Hinchman, a back from New River State college, is breaking into the pro game this year, and is reported a real find...HORSTMANN OF PURDUE: A back who needs no introduction, and who was high scorer of the Big Ten in 1932, is Roy Horstmann of Purdue, who received widespread all-America mention. Packer fans will keep their eyes on Horstmann, rated one of the best backs. Steve Hokuff is an end from Nebraska who is rated a wizard at pass receiving. George F. Hurley, formerly of Washington college, saw service with Boston last season, and is a rugged steady player. He is a guard. One man expected to work in well with Dietz's type of play is Lawrence Johnson, a Menominee Indian from Haskell, who weighs 255 ponds and is a great defensive player. He measures six feet four inches. Tony Jurich is an end from Southern California who because of illness did not play last season but who is expected to make his mark in the professional game...MACMURDO STAR GUARD: Ben La Presta is a young Italian from St. Louis university who has won acclaim throughout the midwest. He is a fiery player, best in the pinches, and plays in the backfield. James MacMurdo hails from Pitt, plays tackle, but is best known for his work at guard against the Chicago Bears last season. He weighs 210. Jim (Sweet) Musick is one of the best known Boston players. He was chosen all America back with Southern California in 1931, and is rated one of the hardest plunging backs who ever bucked the line. He played every minute of every game for Boston last season. Another well known Redskin is Jack Riley, Northwestern tackle who all-America last year. He is an intelligent and aggressive player, weighing 230 pounds. John Scafide is a guard from Tulane, who weighs 215 pounds and has won all-Southern honors. Henry Schaldach, California back, played brilliantly in last January's East-West game. Another man to win wide honors last year is Michael Steponovich, who weighs 205 pounds and plays guard. David Ward is a Haskell guard and a Yakima Indian, who can play almost any line position...SECOND YEAR WITH BOSTON: Dale Waters is playing his second year as tackle with Boston. He hails from Florida university and scales 215 pounds. Louis Weller is a Caddo Indian who captained Haskell in 1931 and is regarded as an exceptionally elusive ball carrier. Edgar Westfall is a back from Ohio Wesleyan who has received all-America mention, and is a crack professional basketball player. The Boston team is practicing this week at Dyche stadium,. Evanston, as guests of Northwestern university, and the squad is expected to arrive in Green Bay Friday night.
PITTSBURGH MEETS CINCINNATI ELEVEN IN LEAGUE OPENER
SEPTEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - The NFL opens its thirteenth season this evening with a night game when two newcomers in the post-graduate gridiron circuit, Pittsburgh
and Cincinnati, meet in Pittsburgh. On Sunday, the league
schedule starts to pick up speed with Boston playing in
Green Bay while Portsmouth will open with the Cincinnati
eleven. From Sunday until Sunday, Dec. 10, the National
league will be going full blast. There are 58 games on the
schedule. With the exception of a few midweek night
games at Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and two contests on
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 30, all the other league contests
will be staged on Sundays. There are five "full house"
Sunday. On Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3
every club in the league will be seen in action. Every team
is booked for ten engagements and several of the entries,
including Green Bay, have 12..BAYS WIN THREE IN A ROW:
In the 12 years that the National league has operated on
an extensive scale, Green Bay and the Chicago Bears have
each on three championships. Canton had two pennant
winners while single season titles went to the New York
Giants, Detroit, Providence and Philadelphia (Frankford).
The Packers' three year winning streak, 1929, 1930 and
1931, still stands as a pro league record. The Canton
Bulldogs carried off the honors in 1922 and 1923. The Bears won their flags in 1921 (the year they played under the name of the Decatur Staleys), 1924 and 1932, which was really a hollow victory as they had six tie games in their string...1925 WAS HECTIC YEAR: In 1925, Detroit was awarded the championship but it was an empty one. The Chicago Cardinals finished first but one of their game in which they played a fake Milwaukee team was tossed into the discard and the Cards disqualified as a pennant contender. Pottsville, which that year had one of the greatest pro elevens of all time, was second in line but the Miners violated a territorial rights' regulation by playing a non-league game in Philadelphia despite the protests of the Frankford Yellowjacket organization. This cost Pottsville the pennant award so the bunting was given to Detroit, the third place team. The Frankford Yellowjackets won the title in 1926 while the New York Giants carried off the honors the following season. The Packers were right on the New Yorkers' heels with nine games won, two lost and one tied. In 1928, the Providence Steamrollers under the guidance of Jimmy Conzelman nosed home in first place. One of the games the Rhode Islanders didn't win that season was a 7-7 tie contest with Green Bay. In 1929, the Packers carried off the championship, 13 victories and one tie game with the Yellowjackets. 1930 saw Coach E.L. Lambeau's squad tuck away championship No. 2 with 11 victories, three defeats and a tie with Portsmouth. In 1931, the Bays chalked up their third straight title on a dozen victories and a pair of defeats. Upsets in the three out of the last five games in 1932 cost the Packers another pennant as the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth Spartans nosed out the Bays in a neck and neck finish...FREE-FOR-ALL RACE: This season the flag hunt looms up like a free-for-all. Coach Lambeau is confident that his club will again be a pennant contender. The Packers' crop of new players is above the average and there are enough veterans on hand to balance the gridiron machine perfectly. On paper, the Bears look stronger than usual, with Manders, Ronzani and other promising recruits in the lineup. Harry Newman, former Michigan quarterback, should provide the New York Giants with the much needed spark while the Friedman-Cagle-Kelly combination at Brooklyn is deserving of considerable attention. Coach Paul Schissler has a promising looking aggregation in the Chicago Cardinals and the change in management should help the mental attitude of the Cardinal squad considerably. The Boston Redskins have a super aggregation of collegiate stars in uniform and Coach Lone Star Dietz, former Haskell mentor, is broadcasting the word that he expects to upset the National league. Potsy Clark will have another good club at Portsmouth but he will miss Dutch Clark at quarterback as his last year's signal caller was a team in himself...WRAY AT PHILADELPHIA: Lud Wray, former Pennsylvania coach, has the makings of a real ball club at Philadelphia and his Quakers will probably win more games than they lose this fall. Mike Palm is expected to do great things in Cincinnati, but the old time Penn State luminary will have to be a miracle man if he places in the first division with the squad he has at the present time. However, there will be plenty of good footballer loose when the clubs cut to the league limit after the third game and Palm will probably plug up his weak spots. Pittsburgh has signed up a number of pro league veterans and the Pirates have some likely looking youngsters. There is a lot of money behind the Pittsburgh machine and the owners have instructed Coach Steve Rooney to go the limit to produce a winner. The Pittsburgh club has a well balanced schedule playing their first four games at home and the Pirates should be right at the peak of their game when they start their western invasion with a contest against the Packers here on Oct. 15.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
SEPTEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - The Packers will finish no lower than third in the 1933 NFL race. There it is - our prediction for the season. If you believe we are wrong, say so. We like to get other opinions. Despite the fact that the Packers haven't yet opened the National league season, we look for them to be one of the leaders again. Why? First, because they have practically the same line that did great work last year. Second, new material looks good. Linemen are big and tough. Backs are fast and smart football players. Third, the team spirit is excellent. Fourth, the squad appears to have all that it takes to make a winner, including speed, power and deceptive plays...There is no denying that last year's team was as good as any in the league, despite the fact that the Packers finished in third place. They beat the Portsmouth and Bear teams that finished in front of them. They have enough men back again from that squad, plus good new men to do as well this year. Nate Barrager, center of the 1932 squad, is missing, because he prefers to remain on the west coast in business. But in his place are Bultman, Young and Sarafiny. Young and Sarafiny are new but show promise. There should not be a very noticeable weakness in that position. Paul Fitzgibbons and Harry O'Boyle were quarterbacks with the team last year, who are not present again, but Roger Grove is on the job. So is Johnny Blood, who knows and likes the quarterback work, and Arnold Herber is coming along smoothly. We can't see where that position is much if any weaker than it was last year. Hank Bruder looks like the proverbial "million" this year. Englemann and McCrary should have good seasons. Hinkle, rated as good as any fullback in the circuit in 1932, his first year, should be even better this season. Goldenberg looks tough and strong and should go. Monnett and Mott are fast and deceptive. Taking the backfield as a whole, we can't find any apparent weakness. If Coach Lambeau wants a speedy, shift set of backs, he has them. If he wants one that has power, he has that, too...The competition is sure to tougher than ever this year. Portsmouth, New York, Chicago Bears and Boston are sure to give the Packers plenty of trouble, but the Bays should thrive on it. They always have. Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are new in the circuit but are loading up with some great players. Brooklyn, under Chris Cagle and Shipwreck Kelly, promises to be troublesome. So do the Cardinals, with Bidwell, a Chicago millionaire, running the squad. Bidwell will spend a lot of money to provide a winner. He knows that it pays. All in all, the National league race looks like one of the best in years. Dividing the teams into eastern and western divisions with the winners in each section fighting for the title also should help keep up interest.