1933 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - Perspiring freely under a blazing sun, the Green Bay Packers ran through their first practice session at Joannes park this morning before a crowd of 500 fans. Veterans and new men alike ran through signals, limbered up with passing, kicking and running drills and posed for pictures. They worked out for more than two hours, despite the heat and many displayed considerable ability. Coach E.L. Lambeau had a squad of 23 for the first drill. The only veterans missing were Mike Michalske, Verne Lewellen, Clark Hinkle, Johnny Blood and Cal Hubbard. Michalske is expected back in Green Bay late this week. Lewellen has not as yet signed a contract and Blood, Hinkle and Hubbard are expected within the next few days...TWO NEW CENTERS: Among the new men at center were Al Sarafiny, St. Edwards, Tex., and Paul Young, Oklahoma. Sarafiny is a big, powerful youth with shoulders of a titan. Young is tall and rangy and did some excellent passing. Norm Greeney of Notre Dame and Lon Evans, Texas Christian, were new guards who worked out in the first drill. Both are broad-shouldered and stocky and look like they can go. Joe Kurth, tall and well built, worked at one of the tackle positions. Jess Quatse, from Pittsburgh, also reported for a like post. He is fast and big. At the ends the only new man was Ben Smith, Alabama. Smith is six feet, five inches tall, fast, and a good pass receiver. He caught everything thrown to him today. In the backfield, new men included Bob Monnett, Buckets Goldenberg and Buster Mott of Georgia. Monnett is stocky with broad shoulders and a fine body. Mott is taller than Monnett, but probably not quite so heavy. Goldenberg is the huskiest of the new backfield men with mammoth shoulders and powerful legs...VAN SICKLE IS BACK: Clyde Van Sickle, who played tackle here for awhile last year before he was traded, reported again and showed form. Claude Perry, also a veteran, was back again. Lavvie Dilweg, Milt Gantenbein, Al Rose and Lester Peterson, who played with Green Bay's team last year, reported again and looked trim. All are ends. At guards Rudy Comstock and Whitey Woodin were the only veterans working out. Arthur Bultman was back for work at his center position. Backfield veterans who reported included Roger Grove, Wuert Englemann, Hank Bruder, Arnold Herber and Hurdis McCrary.
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - The Packer ticket office in the Columbus Community club opened today with E.A. Spachmann in charge. With the inter-club contest scheduled for this Sunday and the Boston Braves coming here Sept. 17, there is plenty of action in football circles these
days as the executives are working overtime to get things
lined up. A number of the season solicitors took advantage
of the weekend holiday to call on many prospects and,
according to G.H. Clifford, vice-president, who is in charge
of the drive, the reports are much more encouraging....
MEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT: The football directors and
season ticket salesmen meet again Wednesday night for
another checkup. For the next ten days there will be daily
meetings while spokesmen for the Packers will be busy
broadcasting and addressing service clubs and other
gatherings. President L.H. Joannes talked over WHBY on
Saturday night while Sunday morning, Dr. W.W. Kelly took
time from his NRA campaign to broadcast in behalf of
football. Both speakers stressed the need of an unusual
large ticket sale this season and urged their hearers to 
give the Packers the support they need to keep Green Bay
on the professional football map.
SEPTEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - Executives of the Packer Football club are counting on a good sized turnout at the City stadium, Sunday afternoon, when Coach E.L. Lambeau's men make their first appearance of the season in an inter-club combat with the yearlings facing the veterans. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. sharp and Ecky Erdlitz, Oshkosh, a National league official, will referee. "Bargain Day" prices will prevail. The Football corporation has cut the admission prices to 50 cents for adults while youngsters will be admitted for a quarter. It will be first come, first served as there will not be any reserved seat tickets sold...TWO SECTIONS SET ASIDE: However, Sections F and G on the south side grandstand and the box seats in front will be held for those who have purchased season tickets. Only holders of the season tickets are to be admitted to these sections. A staff of ushers will be on hand to patrol this part of the big stand. Season ticket holders only have to show their tickets to the chief ushers at the grandstand aisles and they can occupy any seat they want to Sunday. This inter-club game is something new in Packer football history. In former years the Green Bay squad met non-league teams and the majority of these contests were so one sided that the spectators always lost interest before the final whistle blew...REAL FOOTBALL BATTLE: According to Coach Lambeau, Sunday's game will be a real football battle from start to finish. The yearlings, or first year players, naturally, will be giving their best to make a good showing against the "old boys" while the Packer veterans don't intend to let any of the recruits show them up. It is likely that a few veterans will be seen in the yearlings' lineup. White jerseys have been ordered for the new men while the veterans will wear the usual togs...WAITING FOR HINKLE: Coach Lambeau is awaiting the arrival of Clark Hinkle, young fullback. The Packer coach got a letter from Clark saying that he would be in here not later than Thursday and that he would be ready to step into action immediately. Mike Michalske is expected back from Cleveland tomorrow. He was called to the Forest City by the serious illness of his sister. Johnny Blood is still unaccounted for. The "vagabond halfback" is reported en route, but nothing has been heard from him since he was in California about a month ago. However, Johnny has the habit of pulling the unexpected, and he is apt to check in here at any hour. The Western league finishes the baseball season over the weekend, and Cal Hubbard, who has been umpiring in that circuit, will head for Green Bay at once...SALESMEN MEET TONIGHT: The season ticket sellers and board of directors of the Football corporation will meet tonight. Reports will be filed on ticket orders and new assignment lists are to be handed out. The session starts at 7:45 p.m. Tonight's gathering promises to be the best of the campaign as a number of new volunteers will be on hand to take a hand in the drive. The groups of salesmen is being enlarged daily as the solicitors start down the final lap. Results to date are fair, according to President L.H. Joannes. However, the president is hopeful that with additional manpower now in the ranks the season ticket sale will nearly reach the desired quota. "We are still far from our goal," said Joannes. "But a lot of interest is being shown and the workers are quite enthusiastic. This is Green Bay's opportunity to show if it wants professional football continued here in coming years and I am hopeful that the answer is yes."
SEPTEMBER 6 (Chicago) - Charles W. Bidwell, one of the country's most widely known sportsmen, yesterday purchased the Chicago Cardinals professional football team from Doctor David L. Jones, who has had control of the club since 1929. The price was in excess of $50,000. Mr. Bidwell, who is part owner of the Chicago Bears, will dispose of his interests in that organization immediately. Dr. Jones, who will serve as president of the Cardinals for this season, sold the club so that he could devote more time to his duties as city physician. "I regret to withdraw from the ranks of professional football owners," Dr. Jones said last night. "I believe it is the fastest developing sport in America. I can't do justice to two jobs and I feel at the moment that I am more valuable to the community as city physician than as a football leader."...PIONEER PRO TEAM: The Cardinals are Chicago's pioneers in professional football. Under the direction of Chris O'Brien, they were playing teams throughout the middle west two or three years before the Bears moved into the city in 1921, the season the NFL was organized.
SEPTEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Football corporation directors and solicitors started down the home stretch of the season ticket sales campaign imbued with new enthusiasm Wednesday night, at which reports showed the halfway point in campaign had been passed and the outlook for the next ten days more encouraging. In face of none too optimistic conditions, the ticket salesmen have battled their way ahead and the list of prospects yet to be called on should produce many a dollar to finance football here...START DELIVERY FRIDAY: Delivery of tickets will get underway Friday. A number of the seats will be mailed out while others will be taken around by the solicitors. Any purchasers not receiving tickets by the middle of next week are asked to get in touch with E.A. Spachmann of the Packer ticket department at the Columbus Community club. The telephone number is Adams 6120. There are hundreds of choice reservations still available in all sections of the stands. This year the season tickets can be purchased from $15 down to $6.00, according to the location in the big stadium. A NFL price list recently received here by President L.H. Joannes shows that the Packers' admission scale is the lowest of any city participating in big time football...CARR COMMENTS ON SALE: Joe F. Carr, the National league executive who keeps in close touch with all the football activities around the circuit, is watching the Green Bay ticket sale with considerable interest, according to a letter written to Dr. W.W. Kelly, a member of the pro league's executive committee. Carr touched on football in general and said that prospects around the circuit were unusually good. "Every day I await the Green Bay paper," Carr wrote in the letter to Dr. Kelly, "with a good deal of interest to see how your season ticket sale is developing and I am glad to know that good progress is being made. We certainly want to keep Green Bay in the league. The Packers are one of our greatest attractions. I understand the handicap the Green Bay management works under trying to compete with clubs in the 'major' cities, but so far Green Bay has more than held its own, not alone on the gridiron but in the matter of attendance as well."...GREAT ADVERTISING VALUE: "Each season the hurdle is getting a bit higher for the Packers to hop, but I am confident that with your capable management and great community spirit, Green Bay will continue to be one of the outstanding spots in professional football this fall. Sometimes I wonder if the citizens of Green Bay realize what the Packers have accomplished for the city in a publicity way. The value to our community and the state of Wisconsin as well can't be figured in dollars and cents. I hope to be in Green Bay on Sunday, Sept. 24, to see your Chicago Bear game and also to participate in the final organization of an every day baseball league in Wisconsin."...CROWDS WATCH DRILLS: Coach E.L. Lambeau and his Packers are continuing their daily workouts at Joannes Park and each morning the crowd of onlookers is increasing. There is a lot of talk about the inter-club game this Sunday at the City stadium and some of the fans think the "yearlings" will give the veterans plenty of competition. F.L. "Jugger" Earpe, Packer veteran, will be seen on the gridiron Sunday in a different role as he is to act as headlinesman, while Ivan W. "Tiny" Cahoon, West High coach, who was a Packer in the old days, will be the umpire. Icky Erdlitz, Oshkosh, is to referee.
SEPTEMBER 7 (Evanston, IL) - Some 40 candidates for the Boston club of the NFL are working out here twice daily under the watchful eye of Lone Star Dietz, former coach of the Haskell Indians, who is starting his first year as mentor of the Redskins. With an array of talent which resembles a "who's who" of football, the Boston coach has the material for a club which may turn the National league upside down. The Redskins' first league game is scheduled for Green Bay on Sunday, Sept. 17, and Coach Dietz admits that if he can get over this hurdle, he will have something to say about the professional gridiron championship...TAKE 30 TO GREEN BAY: The Redskins' coach will take about 30 players to Green Bay. He doesn't plan to cut the squad until the middle of next week. Denny Shea, the Boston secretary, has made arrangements to move the squad from here to Green Bay early Saturday, Sept. 16, so that there will be time to practice on the Packers' field late in the afternoon. A number of the new players are showing class in the preliminary drills. Ben Boswell, a 220-pound tackle from Texas Christian, seems to be a fixture on the front wall along with Lawrence Ely, the all-American center, from Nebraska. Roy Horstmann, Purdue fullback, is very much in the picture and he will probably start against the Packers. Hank Schaldach is getting the call at a halfback berth as the California star is a speed demon. Louie Weller, the Haskell flash, is being used regularly at quarterback. Cliff Battles, a member of last year's Boston eleven, is sharing the signal calling job with Weller.
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - Clark Hinkle, the Packers' all-American fullback, reported to practice today. Hinkle has been working with a steel construction firm in his hometown, Toronto, O., since spring and he appears to be in the pink of condition. The husky fullback stepped right into the practice session with lots of snap and he was punting the ball in midseason form. Clark has been playing around with a football for the last month at home and he seems to be farther advanced than some of the other gridders...NOTHING HEARD OF BLOOD: With Hinkle on hand, Cal Hubbard, is the only missing out of town veteran. Hubbard is slated to arrive Monday or Tuesday. Mike Michalske has been detained in Cleveland longer than expected by the illness of his sister. but the veteran guard wired Coach E.L. Lambeau that he would be back early Saturday. To date Verne Lewellen, halfback, has not come to terms with the Green Bay management...PROMISE LOTS OF ACTION: Lots of action is promised Sunday afternoon when the veterans and yearlings lock horns in an inter-club contest. This game will give Coach Lambeau an excellent opportunity to see his men under fire as every player will be bearing down to make a good showing. The "bargain day" prices should bring out a good crowd as the half dollar and quarter admission scale is the lowest in professional football history here. There will be no reserved seats although Sections G and H in the big grandstand on the south side of the field will be held for the purchasers of season tickets. Gates at the park will be opened at 12:30 and the Packer squads will be on the field early as the game is to start promptly at 2 p.m...SALESMEN MEET TONIGHT: The season ticket sellers, directors and officers of the Football corporation will meet again tonight at 7:45 o'clock and President L.H. Joannes requests a full attendance as the final revised lists of prospects are to be handed out for the last lap of the campaign which gets underway over the weekend. E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the Packer ticket department, started mailing out the season reservations today and he will have some of the tickets at tonight's meeting for distribution to the solicitors. Brisk business is reported at headquarters in the Columbus Community club building and the office staff is working overtime handing out of town inquiries about Packer tickets...CLIFFORD ISSUES WARNING: Some advertising solicitors having no connection with the Football corporation have been calling on the merchants and industrial plants attempting to sell space in football books, scorecards and official schedules, according to Vice President G.H. Clifford. "We will go to the limit to stop this practice," said the Football executive, "and we are asking the merchants to help us stamp out this false solicitation. Accredited Football corporation salesmen carry an identification letter with them at all times. It is hard enough to raise funds for Packer football without having some of these free lance promoters cut in on the business. The Football corporation intends to go to the fullest extent of the law against those who have been falsely representing themselves as agents."
SEPTEMBER 8 (Los Angeles) - A fast airplane carried Johnny Blood, missing Green Bay Packer halfback, eastward today. The football player, who has been sought by Green Bay club officials for the past week to report for practice, has been spending the past few months on the Pacific coast. Early today he boarded a trans-American airplane. He will go either to Kansas City or Chicago by plane and then go direct to Green Bay by railroad arriving Saturday or Sunday.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - Young, fast, shifty grid stars will be fighting to show big, powerful veterans of the professional ranks that young men just out of college know
a few things about football, too, here tomorrow afternoon in
the first public appearance of Green Bay Packers players in
a football game. The game will be staged at the stadium at
2 p.m. with Packer players divided into squads to form the
opposition. On one team will be all men who joined the
Green Bay team this year and who are anxious to show 
local fans what they can do under fire, and on the other
squad will be experienced veterans, fighting to retain their
jobs. It should be a real battle as the men have rounded 
into shape amazingly fast. In daily drills at Joannes park
this week, the players have shown constant improvement.
Today's session found them working with precision and
smoothness, snapping through drills like machines...MEN
LOOK GOOD: New men look promising at many positions.
In the backfield Bob Monnett, Michigan State, and Buster
Mott are doing everything asked of them. They are fast and
shifty, can pass and have shown little weakness on pass
defense. Buckets Goldenberg, he of the mighty legs and
powerful shoulders, fits very well into the Packer machine
as a fullback. He will have many Wisconsin friends pulling
for him to make the grade. These three backs, with Arnold
Herber, although not a new man, but grouped with the
yearling squad to help round out the team, probably will
start as one of the backfield combinations. Pitted against
this combination probably will be a group of veterans in the
other backfield. Roger Grove will be at quarterback with
McCrary and Hinkle at fullback, Bruder and Englemann at
the halfback posts. The backfield of veterans is a heavier
group than the yearlings can boast, but has nothing over
the latter in speed. Mott and Monnett are as fast as any
young men seen here in a long time and with Herber to
throw passes and work with them should be dangerous...
MAY SHIFT CENTERS: On the yearling line probably will be
Sarafiny and Young at center. They may be shifted from one
team to the other, however, as Bultman is the only other
pivot man, and it would be asking a lot to have him play the
entire game. In fact Capt. E.L. Lambeau probably will have 
to shift some of his men from one team to the other, if the
weather is hot and they begin to tire, as he has only 25 
men out. Sarafiny is big and powerful and handles himself
well. Young is tall, but lean, and passes very well. He also looked good on defense in practice sessions. At the guards Norm Greeney probably will start at the right position with Lon Evans at the other side. Both are husky and fact. At tackles Joe Kurth, former all-American from Notre Dame, will be on the right with Jess Quatse of Pittsburgh at the left berth. For ends the coach has Lester Peterson, who played with the Packers part of last year, and big Ben Smith, as promising a new man as has been seen here in a long time. Mark Catlin, with Wisconsin last year, also has been working out with the team this week and may get a chance to play at an end position...TEAM LOOKS GOOD: The veteran linemen will be Bultman at center with Comstock and Van Sickle as guards, Perry, Woodin and Gantenbein at tackles. Gantenbein also will be used as an end, his regular position, together with Lavvie Dilweg and Al Rose. Before witnessing the team in competitive action, it could be reported that the squad looks very good. New linemen are big and should help keep the Packer front wall ranking as one of the greatest in the country. Backfield man have shown enough speed and ability to indicate that there will be no weakness there. There is only one veteran quarterback available, Roger Grove, but Johnny Blood will be here in a day or two and can work in smoothly at that post and Herber is developing rapidly at the job...SEASON TICKETS READY: Purchasers of season tickets who have not received them can get them at the Packer ticket office in the Columbus club building from 7 until 9 p.m. tonight, and from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - Complying with insistent public demand for a game before Milwaukee and southern Wisconsin fans, the New York Giant-Green Bay Packer football battle, originally scheduled for Green Bay on Oct. 1, has been transferred to Borchert field, Milwaukee, it was announced today by Leland H. Joannes, president of the local club. The game will be played on Sunday, Oct. 1, the same date as it was scheduled here. Decision to hold the game in Milwaukee was reached at a meeting of the executive board following conferences with Louis Nahin, Milwaukee American Association Baseball club president, and other Milwaukee supporters. The transfer has been approved by Joseph F. Carr, president of the National league, and Tim Mara, president of the New York Football club, Mr. Joannes said...HANDLED BY PACKERS: "For the past three years we have been beseeched by Milwaukeeans to stage a regular league game in that city," President Joannes said. "After careful consideration of all details, we have decided to play the New York-Packer game there as we believe it will be one of the best contests on our schedule and will be well supported by the public of southern Wisconsin. We always have had wonderful support from fans, newspapers and the Milwaukee Journal radio station of Milwaukee, and as they long have been urging a game in their city, we believe the request should be recognized. The game will be handled entirely under the management of the Green Bay Football corporation. There will be no Milwaukee underwriters or promoters involved in it. With good weather it should draw a crowd of 12,000 to 14,000 fans."...CAN SEAT 13,000: Purchasers of season tickets may exchange Green Bay-New York game tickets already printed for the contest here for the best seats in the Milwaukee park, or may have a refund in money if they do not intend to go to Milwaukee for the game, the president declared. Box seat season ticket holders will be given first choice for the tickets for the Milwaukee game and those who bought season tickets, other than box seats, will receive the equivalent in seats at Milwaukee or a refund. Milwaukee ticket offices will be opened in the near future, according to the president. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales here, probably will go to Milwaukee about a week before the game to supervise the sale. The park, used during the summer by the Milwaukee Brewers baseball club, has a seating capacity of more than 13,000. Indications are that it will be taxed to capacity as southern Wisconsin fans long have been great boosters of Green Bay's football team, and with the game in their own district will turn out to see the squads in action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SEPTEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - The echo of many a famous gridiron battle will be heard on the professional field this fall, with William "Lone Star" Dietz, former Carlisle Indian tackle, at the helm of the Boston Redskins, who play the Packers here Sunday. Not many coaches possess records which excel that of Dietz, a Sioux Indian who won all-America honors at Carlisle in the days when the Indian team was the sensation of football. He received his football education from Glenn (Pop) Warner, who pioneered as coach at Carlisle, and played with Jim Thorpe in the great days of that fine back. Dietz captained the Carlisle team of 1911, his final year of competition, and remained with Warner as assistant coach after graduation. The Indians met his first coaching success in 1915 as mentor at Washington State college, Pullman, Wash., when he took a small, hitherto disorganized squad and produced a team which was the terror of the west coast, winning a Pacific coach championship the first season. In 1917 Dietz's team again took the conference title...COACHED MARINE TEAM: When Washington abandoned football because of war activities in 1918, Dietz coached the Mare Island Marines, who won the naval service stations championship. In 1921 he went to Purdue in the Big Ten, and although he remained there but one year, he turned out one of the best teams in the history of the university, losing but one game. In 1922, Lone Star coached at Louisiana Polytechnic institute, meeting marked success for two season. From 1924 to 1927, he was the University of Wyoming, and in that period turned the perennial tail enders of the Rocky Mountain conference into a first division outfit. In 1927 Dietz received another call from Pop Warner and assisted the famous coach at Leland Stanford university. The following season he coached at the Los Angeles Town club, a famous coast professional team, where he acquired his first interest in the pro game and steered the squad through an undefeated season...CALL FROM HASKELL: The achievement was followed by a call from Haskell institute, when Dietz coached the Indian team so effectively that, although he lacked material comparable to the old Carlisle days, he earned national repute for his team. Last winter Lone Star accepted a contract with Boston of the National league and he will head the Redskins when they make their first 1933 league appearance here Sunday afternoon. With the radical rule changes aimed to open up gridiron play in the National league, Dietz's strategic system is expected to meet great success, returning the spectacular to the football field. When Warner, Dietz's old tutor, heard that Lone State had been signed to coach the Redskins, he wrote the Boston management as follows: "In selecting Lone Star Dietz as coach of the Boston professional team you have selected one of the most outstanding and most capable and colorful coaches of the country...With material anywhere near the equal of rival coaches I am sure he will prove to be an outstanding success as a coach in the professional league."
SEPTEMBER 14 (Green Bay) - When the Green Bay Packers open their drive to recapture premier football honors in the NFL against Boston Sunday, Governor A.G. Schmedeman, Leo T. Crowley and other prominent Wisconsin Democrats will be in the stands. There will also be a number of prominent football men in the Redskins' lineup, which includes such nationally known stars as Ernie Pinckert, Jack Riley, Cliff (Gip) Battle, Jim (Sweet) Musick and Roy Hostmann. These players are calculated to give the Packer line the most severe opening day test in the team's history...SORT OF HOMECOMING: The occasion may develop into a semi-homecoming celebration, for the referee will be Bobby Cahn, tiny official who was a popular figure at City stadium back in the early days of the Packer championship era, and who, for the past two years has been working in the east. Cahn has been transferred back to Chicago, and his appearance here Sunday will be his first in an official capacity since the 1930 season. Robert McNutt, Milwaukee, will do the umpiring while Wilfred Smith, Chicago sport writer, has been named by President Joe F. Carr of the National league to serve as headlinesman. Posted at quarterback for Boston will be Marger Apsit, formerly of Southern California gridiron and the Hollywood movie lots, who saw service with the Packers last season but will be out to defeat the Bays Sunday. Apsit is a tough customer on the screen or off, and he is sure to see action in the opening game...TALK BETWEEN HALVES: Gov. Schmedeman, Pinkcert and Cahn are slated to vie for attention with the fans. The state executive will speak briefly over the public address system between halves of the game, while the other two will do most of their work during the playing periods. Pinckert was involved in a deal which was intended to land him at Green Bay, but Tom Nash, the other half of the trade, refused to report to Boston and Pinckert remained in his Redskin grid togs. Coach E.L. Lambeau today pronounced his squad in good shape for the opening day battle. Clark Hinkle, whose tonsils were removed early this week, has left St. Vincent hospital and rejoined the Packer team and Jess Quatse's injured leg tendon has responded satisfactorily to treatment. The rest of the man are set for a bruising afternoon. With the return of Cal Hubbard, giant tackle, to Green Bay today, the Packer squad was practically complete. Johnny Blood came back to work earlier this week and was immediately started at a quarterback position.
SEPTEMBER 13 (Evanston, IL) - Coach Lone Star Dietz and 27 members of the Boston NFL squad prepared today to leave for Green Bay, Wis., where the Redskins are slated to open their season against the former championship Packers on Sunday. The Boston team arrived at Green Bay Friday night and will be headquartered at the Beaumont hotel. Many of the players will be making their first appearance in the northern Wisconsin football capital, and are curious to see the highly touted Packers.
SEPTEMBER 13 (Boston) - George Marshall, millionaire laundry magnate and owner of the Boston Redskins professional football team, left with his party for Wisconsin today, where he will witness his team in action against the Green Bay Packers. In Marshall's party is Bill Cunningham, nationally known sports writer of the Boston Post, who has gained a wide reputation as a columnist. Before leaving the Hub, Marshall scanned reports from Evanston, Ill., where his team has been practicing indicating that the Redskins are in peak form for the coming National league campaign. Marshall has opened wide the purse strings this season in an effort to give Boston a winning football team, and he is expecting great results from Lone Star Dietz and his powerful squad. The Boston rooters expect to reach Green Bay Saturday. 
SEPTEMBER 14 (Green Bay) - Bernard E. Darling, who shared the Packer center position with Francis L. (Jugger) Earpe for several years, but who dropped out of competition in 1931 following an injury, rejoined the Green Bay squad in practice today. Darling played football at Beloit college, came to the Packers in 1927 and played until midway in the '31 season when he sustained an injury to his shoulder.
SEPTEMBER 15 (Green Bay) - The Boston professional 
team squad won't reach Green Bay until Saturday night,
Dennis Shea, business manager of the Redskins, wired
the Packer management early today. Lone Star Dietz and
his gridders had been scheduled to arrive here tonight at
8:30 o'clock over the Northwestern road from Evanston, Ill.,
where they have been training for three weeks. Dietz and
Shea decided to set the train movement back 24 hours so
that they could travel on the same train from Chicago as
Owner George Marshall and his party of Boston football
fans who are coming to Green Bay for the opening game.
The Marshall party reaches Chicago at noon and will take
the 3 p.m. train for Green Bay. The Boston squad will get on
at Evanston...MAY STAY OVER: There is a possibility that 
the Redskins may be quartered in Green Bay during the
next two weeks, as Boston plays the Chicago Bears Oct. 1,
and may decide to make northeastern Wisconsin as its
headquarters...STAGE IS SET: The Football corporation has
been busy for several weeks setting the stage for Sunday's
game and every possible arrangement has been made to
handle the large turnout of spectators with the least 
possible confusion. Veteran ticket takers have been
assigned their old jobs at the turnstiles and the same 
head ushers who have served for a number of years will
again be in service under the direct supervision of Walter
Mott. E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the Packer ticket
department, will have a full force working at the Columbus
club Sunday morning and at the City stadium, starting at
12:30 p.m. when the gates will open...BERO HEADS THE
POLICE: H.J. (Tubby) Bero, a  member of the board of
directors, will direct the police force at the field. Both city
and county officers together with a detail of Legion men are
to be on duty at the field. The fence patrol is to be tightened
up this fall by the addition of some unemployed war 
veterans who will be paid for standing guard outside the
wire barriers...USHERS TO MEET EARLY: All ushers are to
meet at the City stadium Sunday at 11:30 a.m., and they will
be handed their badges and buttons for the season. The
program sellers are to assemble at 12:15 p.m. for the 
same distribution. Every usher and program salesman
must wear his numbered button and badge on his coat
lapel. Spectators at the Packer games are asked to report
any discourtesy or inefficiency on the part of the park
attendants to the head ushers who will be garbed in blue
uniform coats and hats and they in turn will get in touch 
with the management who will immediately rectify any
mistakes. Ira Clark, who is the City stadium custodian this
fall, has everything in shape at the park. The gridiron is in
perfect condition and the new uprights will be placed on the
goal lines for Sunday's game. Minor repair work on the big
stands has been completed and everything is ready to 
house what promised to be the biggest opening day crowd
in Packer football history...GET TICKETS EVERYWHERE:
Northeastern Wisconsin has been well covered by the
Packer sales brigade, which has established 11 ticket
headquarters in Green Bay and 15 others in surrounding
cities of Wisconsin and upper Michigan.
SEPTEMBER 15 (Green Bay) - When the Packers makes their 1933 bow in National league competition here Sunday at the City stadium against the Boston Redskins, fans should see more open football than ever before witnessed on a professional gridiron. If the daily workouts of the Green Bay team at Joannes park is any indication, the Packers will offer a fast, tricky pass offense as one of their chief stocks in trade. And not only will the Packers take to the air, but Boston is prepared to present an overhead game that should be good to watch, and hard to stop, judging from reports from Evanston, where the Eastern club has been training for the past two weeks in preparation for the league opener...MANY NEW PLAYS: Many new formations and pass plays have been developed by the Green Bay team to take advantage of the new forward pass rule that permits a team to pass from any point behind the line of scrimmage. And with the best group of receivers in the league, they should click. Boston will come here with a strong team, but can hardly boast of as many fleet halfbacks and tall ends as the Packers have available. In Blood, Englemann, McCrary, Bruder, Mott, Monnett, the Bays have backfield men that can pick passes out of any zone. In Dilweg, Rose, Peterson, Gantenbin and Smith, they have ends that rank with any in the circuit in the passing game. Add to this department an excellent line and combinations of backfield men who like to block and run and it looks like the 1933 Packer machine stacks up as good as any in recent years...WORK ON RUNNING GAME: Although Coach E.L. Lambeau has been stressing the overhead game, he has not overlooked other departments. Long sessions have been devoted to straight bucks, flanker plays, power smashes and deceptive runs and the new men have been fitting into the picture smoothly every day. Some of the new men had trouble swinging into the rhythm of Packer play, but at every session the timing becomes better. In the drill this morning they snapped through the plays with precision, picking the holes as they were made. The quarterback problem seems to be working out to the coach's satisfaction with Johnny Blood and Roger Grove doing most of the work. Mott., Monnett and Goldenberg, new backfield men, look better with every drill. Mott and Monnett are fast, shifty open field runners and should help speed up the Packer running game. Goldenberg, while not as fast as the other two men, has plenty of power and drive. Veterans look better than ever with Bruder and Herber in particular showing up...CAL BOLSTERS LINE: On the line there is spirited competition for places. The return of Cal Hubbard bolsters the front wall considerably. He reported in fine shape after a season of work as an umpire in the International league and should have another fine year. Jess Quatse and Joe Kurth have been showing constant improvement, but their worth cannot be determined until after the coach witnesses them in a league encounter. With four men available for the center work is sure to have men who will fill that position. Darling, who reported back with the team after more than a year layoff, has considerable experience in league play, having performed for more than four years with the squad. He is big and powerful and should not take long to get back into shape. Sarafiny, the big Texas pivot, is fitting into the Packer machine better than he did at first. Bultman has played the professional game for two years and probably will have to carry the brunt of the work next Sunday. Young looks good but is light. He may be able to overcome this handicap, however, by aggressiveness...HAS SEVERAL GUARDS: The Packer coach is well fortified at guard. Mike Michalske, dean of them all for many years, is in fine shape and should have another great year. He is the hardest working man on the field, seldom stopping for a moment. Rudy Comstock, also a veteran of many years, reported in prime condition, and can be relied on for plenty of good football. Lon Evans, Norm Greeney and Clyde Van Sickle, new guards, have shown plenty of promise and are set to prove their worth this weekend. Besides Hubbard and Perry, veteran tackle, Coach Lambeau has Joe Kurth and Jess Quatse for that position. Both should come through in good shape for the professional game. Quatse has a powerful body and seems to know what to do all the time. Kurth is big, strong and fast, possessing all the requisites of a great lineman. Coach Lambeau will face a tough problem when the time comes to cut down the squad, as far as the ends are concerned. He has five men available for the wing jobs and a sixth, Tom Nash, is still the property of the Packers although he has not reported. Dilweg, Rose and Gantenbein were with the squad last year and look as good as ever. Peterson, who was with the squad for a time last year, and Ben Smith, a new wingman, also have shown plenty of ability.
SEPTEMBER 16 (Green Bay) - Football, the game of games that annually grips all Green Bay, and all Wisconsin, too, for that matter, with feverish intensity, comes into its own again here tomorrow afternoon. Green Bay's Packers are to make their initial bid for honors and it will be against Boston's Redskins, as tough an early season foe as the Bays have ever faced. Promptly at 2 o'clock the referee's whistle will blow, some 7,500 or more fans will be heard in a mighty roar and the National league season will begin here. It will be the 13th consecutive year of play for the Packers in the professional circuit. With a team composed of many veterans of those great squads that won three consecutive championships for Green Bay and a host of new men who look as good as any candidates in the circuit, the Packers should be set to offer another determined bid for the National league title...A GREAT RECORD: Their road will not be an easy one. Every team in the league will be primed and pointed for the Packers. They have been out to get them for the past four years. Few have, however, as the Bay machine has been powerful and efficient. Indications are that this year's club will be as good as any of the other great outfits. The Packers will be seeking to keep intact their record of not having lost a home game in five years. They will be trying to keep up the record that surpasses any other all-time mark of a club in the professional circuit. It is a record that shows that in 12 years of competition in the National league, the Packer have won 105 games, lost 34 and tied 16, for an average of .756. It is a record of 30 consecutive games won in the Green Bay field. A record of championships in 1929, 1930, 1931 and one of runner-up in 1932. Not since Oct. 7, 1928, have the Packers been beaten on their own field. In that game, the New York Giants did the trick in a stiff 6 to 0 contest. Boston comes here with a mighty strong club. One that cost plenty of money to put on the field. Its roster is studded with names of stars from colleges in every part of the country, and with players who boast fine reputations in the professional loop...HAVE FAST BACKS: Boston can start a backfield that is as powerful as any in the circuit. Or it can start a backfield that is fast and shifty, that can execute plays with split precision. Eleven men are available for backfield work. The group includes such stars as Cliff Battles, of West Virginia; Ernie Pinckert, California flash; Roy Horstmann, who gained a great reputation at Purdue; Marger Apsit, from Southern California; Jim Musick, also from the West coast; Louis Weller, from Haskell and others equally as well known. All can run and pass and have been drilled for three weeks in execution of plays. Their offense should leave little to be desired Sunday. Against this group the Packers can boast a combination that has driven and power, or can march the Boston quartet in speed and deceptiveness. At quarterback Grove, Herber or Blood will be set to go. Bob Monnett, who led the nation in scoring in 1931 while at Michigan State, Wuert Englemann, he of the long legs and speed; Buster Mott, as shifty a little halfback as has been seen here in some time, and Hank Bruder can be used at halfback positions. At fullback the team is well fortified with Clark Hinkle, Buckets Goldenberg and Herdis McCrary. There will be little to choose from in these sets of backfield men. Indications are that they will figure prominently in a wide open game, as both have been spending long sessions perfecting passing attacks. With the inception of the new forward pass rules, many new plays have been formed to take advantage of it. The rule, which permits passing from any place behind the line of scrimmage, should put additional speed into attacks this year...NEITHER HAS EDGE: Matching the lines shows neither team with a decided edge. Green Bay's men are big and powerful but they have little if anything in weight over the forward wall that can be used by the invaders. The Boston club has a trio of centers in Lawrence Johnson, Dick Smith and Orlen Crow. All weigh more than 200 pounds. Crow and Johnson are former Haskell stars. Smith was a star at Ohio State. No weakness there. Guards include Mike Steponovich, from St. Mary's in California, George Hurley, Jim MacMurdo, David Ward and John Scafide. The heaviest of this group is Scafide, who weighs 215, the lightest, Ward, who goes 195. A well-balanced group. At tackle, big Glen Edwards, from faroff Washington, Jack Riley, who tore opposing lines apart when at Northwestern, and James Kamp. MacMurdo also works as a tackle. All are big and fast. At the ends the team has Paul Collins, Dale Waters, Ike Frankian and Steve Kokuf, none under five feet, 11 inches in height and all over 185 in weight. Another strong group...MANY VETS BACK: Paired against these men the Packers can offer a line composed entirely of veterans, one that has a combination of veterans and new men or a third that is composed almost entirely of new men. There seems to be no apparent weakness in the Packer front wall. Four men are available for the center position. Veterans Bultman and Darling, new men, Young and Sarafiny. At the guards there is Michalske, Evans, Comstock, Van Sickle and Greeney, all as tough as they come. Big Cal Hubbard and Perry are veteran tackles and if the coach chooses to use new men he has Jess Quatse and Joe Kurth, of all-American fame. At the wings are five men, four of them veterans. What more could be asked than to have Lavvie Dilweg, Rose, Peterson, Gantenbein and big Ben Smith at wings? All in all, the opening game shapes up into a great battle. There should be plenty of thrills from the start to the finish. With good weather prevailing it, it should draw a crowd of at least 7,000, perhaps one that numbers much more than that. A good advance sale has been reported. The ticket office at the Columbus club will remain open this evening to accommodate those who have not already secured seats. The office will be open until noon on Sunday, when it will be moved to the field. Many good seats are still available.
SEPTEMBER 16 (Green Bay) - The Fox Movietone news will make sound pictures of the Packer-Boston football contest at the City stadium Sunday afternoon, it was announced this morning of the Orpheum theater. After negotiating a week, Mr. Segelbaum this morning received a telegram from Alfred J. Davis, Chicago office of the Movietone news announcing that the movie cameraman and sound truck would be here to shoot the opening game.
SEPTEMBER 16 (Columbus, OH) - Rain in the western Pennsylvania area Wednesday night caused postponement of the scheduled NFL game between Cincinnati and Portsmouth, and delayed opening of the 1933 pro season until Sunday, when two games are carded. Boston invades Green Bay to meet the Packers and Cincinnati will play at Portsmouth Sunday. The Ohio contest is expected to be a severe test for Cincinnati, as the Spartans rolled the strong newly-organized Indianapolis squad Wednesday night in an exhibition tilt, 19 to 0. "With interest running high throughout the professional circuit," President Joe F. Carr said today, "the league is looking forward confidently to its most successful season. With all teams strengthened and some promising new squads in the race, a red hot pennant battle is expected."
SEPTEMBER 16 (Green Bay) - The Brooklyn Dodgers picked up a great center in Maynard Morrison, who starred at Michigan for three seasons. The Wolverine snapper back is rated as one of the best forwards ever developed at the Ann Arbor institution...It didn't take Paul Schissler, coach of the Chicago Cardinals, very long to start using his pruning knife. Joe Lillis and Harold Crites, both Texas gridiron products, got the pink ticket during the first week of practice...Stew Clancy, former Holy Cross ace, was the initial major injury at the New York Giants training camp. Clancy pulled a tendon in a preliminary scrimmage and Coach Steve Owen rushed him to the hospital for quick treatment..."Toughy" Ronzani, one of the few nine letter athletes on record at Marquette, is making a determined bid for a job with the Chicago Bears. Ronzani is a husky blocking back and is right at home when lugging the cowhide...Louie Weller, midget quarterback from the Haskell Indians, is doing the bulk of the signal calling for the Boston Redskins. Weller is a triple threat artist of no little class. He is a slippery performer in the open field...John Schneller, who was a three year varsity gridder at Wisconsin, is listed among the promising recruits of the Portsmouth Spartans. The big Badger is a handy man to have around as he can play several positions...Bucky Moore, who earned the gridiron spurs while halfbacking for Loyola university, will carry the ball for Pittsburgh this season. Moore was one of the stars for the Memphis professional aggregation during 1932...Ludlow Wray is shooting the works trying to get together a winning club in Philadelphia. The former Pennsylvania coach has rounded up about 40 collegians for practice and he has the makings of a topnotch gridiron machine...Mike Palm, a veteran professional star, will help direct the Cincinnati club in its first year as a member of the National league. Palm knows the game from cover to cover and he is plenty smart in setting up trick stuff...Bobby Cahn will be blowing the whistle again in the National league games this fall. The veteran referee has returned to Chicago after two years in New York and he will draw weekly assignments in the midwest contests...George Halas is just about the whole show for the Chicago Bears this season as he is coaching the squad and also retaining his job as president of the corporation. Back in his college days, Halas was a star Illinois end...Elmer Schaake, a 200-pound quarterback from Kansas U, is cutting the buck nicely in the opening workouts of the Portsmouth club. Schaake steps around fast for a big man and he tosses the football as if it was a baseball...Chris Cagle and his associates at Brooklyn did a good stroke of business when they signed Capt. John E. McEwan as coach of the Dodgers. McEwan is a former Army coach and he is rated among the topnotchers in the football world...Reb Russell, Northwestern '32, has taken a vacation from his farm lands in Kansas and is trying to land a job with the New York Giants. The former Wildcat is a hard running back and he is just the type to go on the pro gridiron...Jack Reardon, a  member of the New York Times' sport staff, will again serve as an official in the National league. Reardon has been with the circuit for six seasons and has given great satisfaction as a headlinesman...The call of the movies was too strong for Gil Berry, stellar Illinois quarterback, and he has deserted the Chicago Cardinals for a chance in Hollywood. In recent screen tests, Berry was adjudged as pretty close to perfect.
SEPTEMBER 16 (Green Bay) - Tomorrow another Packer football team takes the field to compete for the championship of the NFL. It is the fifteenth great Packer team and from all indications one of the best. But whether it is or not, whether other teams are greater, the competition tougher, the costs higher and whether the team meets reverses with its triumphs, it takes the field confident that "the greatest football city in the world" will be back of it 100 percent strong through all the fortunes of the game and the season. The wonder continues to grow throughout the country, that this comparatively little city, can continue year after year to put on the field the greatest or nearly the greatest football team in the world. And that this is no idle statement is proven by statistics, which show that Green Bay entered "big time" competition, the Packers have won three championships, have scored 2,879 points to their opponents' 791, won 124 games, lost 36 and tied 17, for an all-time average of .775. Those who travel much can vouch for the fact that in no part of the nation is Green Bay unknown, and where it is known, it is first known for its great football teams which have blazoned their deeds in the headlines throughout the country, from New York to San Francisco. It is respected as an extraordinarily live town, and a good one to live in. Could there possibly be any better publicity for this city? Could literature, speakers, statistics, history, conditions - any of them create a more enviable reputation than "that must be a great little city"? The cash value to Green Bay of the Packers cannot even be estimated. The value to every fan within travel distance of City Stadium can more easily be computed. Never a Packer game that is not worth more than any fan pays to see it. Were there no Packers, only at the university stadia and Chicago would the nearest opportunity exist to spectate at such thrilling contests between the cream of the college gridirons. Although a community asset, altogether worthy of an annual campaign for underwriting, the Green Bay Football corporation each year has put a team upon the field - a great team - without any appropriations from industry or business. Green Bay wishes the Packers good luck in their quest of a fourth national championship.