NEWS AND NOTES
JOHNSTON WILL PLAY FOOTBALL WITH ST. LOUIS
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Chester (Swede) Johnston, hard driving Appleton fullback, has been forced to turn in his Green Bay Packer uniform, as the St. Louis Gunners are holding him to a contract signed previous to that made with the Packers, it was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Johnston played with the St. Louis club last year, and at the end of the season signed a contract to play with the team again this year. as he believed the Gunners would not play this year and the contract would not be binding, he entered into an agreement early this year to play with the Packers. St. Louis organized again for the 1934 season and ordered Johnston to report. They announced that unless he played with St. Louis, he would be fined $125 each game he played with another club, as they claimed his contract was binding. Rather than become involved in a wrangle with the St. Louis club over the deal, the Packers let him go today, retaining his contract, however, so that if he does not play with St. Louis he cannot play with any National league team except the Packers. It is possible that Lambeau can arrange a deal may be made with St. Louis to have him come back here later in the year, according to Coach Lambeau. The Packer coach also announced the release of Rollie Halfman, former Marquette halfback, and Phil Poth, guard from Gonzaga. Although both have shown promise, they are little too light for the bruising National professional race. The Packers now have a squad of 27 men.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Hinkle brought a number of grunts from tacklers when they hit him. Always running hard, the former Bucknell fullback seems to put on a little extra pressure when tackled and it was usually felt...Lipski was remonstrated by Referee Bobby Cahn for his chance of language after Witte blocked him out of a play - after the play was over. The Philadelphia center was made, and left no one in doubt about it..."What's the matter?" groaned one of the Packer linemen to Coach Lambeau after he has been taken from the game. Most of the fellows don't like going out, even when they are tired. Frequent substitutions, however, helps keep them fresh...At one stage of the game four members of the Packer team played without headguards, which isn't always a good policy. The men were Herber, Perry, Johnston and Gantenbein...Joe Kresky, former Marquette star, played nearly the entire first half. He turned in a sweet game, pulling ball carriers down behind the line of scrimmage on a few occasions...Michalske and Barrager made an excellent defensive pair. They also rooted out the opposing center on several occasions to give the ball carriers an opening...One of the best passes of the day went from Herber to Laws right over the center in the third period. It brought a gain of more than 20 yards. Laws was hurt a few moments later on a similar play and had to leave the game. He received a kick in the stomach but suffered no ill effects and would have been able to reenter the game if needed...The longest pass of the day was a left-handed toss by Knapper, Eagle back, in the third quarter. Standing on the 50-yard line he tossed the ball over the goal line. It was as good as a punt, as it came on the last down and gave the Packers the ball on their own 20. No one had a chance to get it...Storm played in the backfield for the Eagles but got more than his share of tackles. Some were behind the line...On one occasion, Wiener, Eagle back, got loose after a fumble and ran some 30 yards before Michalske dragged him down. He turned in some beautiful stepping to get loose but the play was called back as there was a fumble before he got loose on the lateral-forward pass play...Bob Monnett's agile feet were quite a surprise to halfback Kavel when he went over for his first touchdown. Monnett circled right end with the help of good blocking by Hinkle and Goldenberg but Kavel sifted through and started to shove Monnett out of bounds. Just when Kavel thought everything was over, Monnett dug his cleats in and came to a quick stop about two feet from the sidelines and then proceeded to scamper the rest of the way down the sidelines over the goal. Kavel looked up from the dirt just as he crossed the line, and made the caustic remark, "What the hell?"...Buckets Goldenberg's power drives were a great source of amusement and delight to the Green Bay fans. There would be a big pileup at the line of scrimmage and then Goldenberg's head and body would poke out the other side for about a five yard gain. When he pulled off a quarterback sneak once no one saw him until he was safe on the ground about five yards over the line of scrimmage...Bobbie Cahn remarked midway in the second half that he was getting quite a workout. The little Chicago umpire is always very active, chasing the ball all over the field and he had quite a bit of chasing to do yesterday...Goldenberg tried to pull a wrestling hold on Roberts in the third quarter and Roberts didn't like it. Buckets tackled him around the shoulders and started to throw him to the ground. On the next play Buckets was still mad, and when Knapper tried to get around the Packers' left end, Buckets was right there waiting for him. There were two Philadelphia players and two Packer men coming together at the left end and Buckets came up from behind and with a lunge along the ground upset all four of them...The Keshena Indian school band provided entertainment between halves...Scouts from other National league clubs were in the stands. The Bears had Coach Larry Walquist and Luke Johnsos, veteran end on hand, taking diagrams of plays made by the Packers to prepare the Bruins for the game next Sunday with Green Bay here...Joe Holsinger, now a member of the Wisconsin coaching staff at Madison, scouted the game for the Detroit Lions' club. He scouted both Green Bay and the Eagles as Detroit meets both teams.
NEXT THREE GAMES MOST IMPORTANT ON SCHEDULE; LAMBEAU
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Eleven of the new players who joined the Packer squad this year were guests this noon of the Lions club at its weekly luncheon meeting at the Beaumont hotel. Coach E.L. Lambeau gave a brief talk on prospects for the season and introduced the new men. "The next three games, with the Bears, New York Giants and Detroit, will be the toughest on our schedule, I believe," Lambeau said. "If we can hurdle these I feel certain that the remainder of our schedule will be successful." The players introduced included: Joseph Laws, Champ Seibold, Carl Jorgenson, Harry Wunsch, Charles Casper, Al Norgard, Adolph Schwammel, Rollie Halfman, Earl Witte, Robert Jones and Frank Butler. Laws won the guest prize donated by Dr. C.C. Comee.
PACKERS, BEARS TO RENEW OLD RIVALRY
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - Although the Chicago Bears, who meet the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Sunday in the 30th renewal of the NFL's oldest series, have added several impressive names to their squad, the fact remains that the national champions are banking pretty strongly on their old, tried players in an effort to win their third successive championship. Outstanding among the new Bears are Beattie Feathers, 190-pound all-America back from Tennessee; Wayland Becker, former East Green Bay ace who starred at end for Marquette; and Walter Kiesling, 262-pound guard who was obtained this season from the Chicago Cardinals...FEATHERS AND BECKER: It will be Feathers and Becker who will attract the most attention here. Feathers' reputation is nationwide, and Becker, in
addition to being a Green Bay product and well known
here, already has shone for the Bears in the All Star
game last month. But the big, bruising bunch that Bay
fans know all too well - the hard fighting aggregation
that snatched three games from the Bays last season -
are the men upon whom Sunday's victory may largely
depend. Bill Hewitt, the 190-pound end from Michigan
who wrecked nearly single-handed the Packer title
hopes in the first Packer-Bear game last season, will
be back at his usual wing post, and he is not the only
outstanding end the invaders possess. Becker can be
depended upon to see service at an end, and Wayland
probably will do some of the Chicago punting as well.
Two other veterans of the flanks, Luke Johnson, 197-
pound Northwestern ace, and Bill Karr, who hailed from
West Virginia, are the other wingmen upon whom
Coach George Halas may depend...MUSSO WEIGHS
270: Halas is bringing four tackles to Green Bay, and
two of them are old and dependable veterans of the
gridiron wars. Link Lyman, once of Nebraska, weighs
246 pounds and is a great teammate for the old "bull o'
the line", George Musso, who once played for Millikin
and now weighs an impressive 270 pounds. Art Buss,
218 pounds, who was a teammate of Frank Butler at
Michigan State, and Ted Rosequist, 220 pound ace of
Ohio State's Buckeyes, have been added to the Chicago squad as tackle candidates. Halas' four guards are expected to be none too man for the line smashes of Hinkle, Monnett and company. The Bears have four veterans of the professional game upon whom to depend; Kiesling, once of St. Thomas, who weighs 262, and who was imported from the Cardinals; Joe Zeller, former Packer who tips the scales at 196 and starred at Indiana; Joe Kopcha, Bear veteran who weighs 230 and came from Chattanooga; and Jules Carlson, experienced in the ways of the forward play, who played at Oregon State before the days of Tar Schwammel and is good for 209 pounds after dinner...HAVE FOUR CENTERS: Packer thrusts at the center of the line will be met by four pivotmen, two of whom have had considerable pro experience. The veteran pair include Bert Pearson, of Kansas State, a 210 pound star, and the celebrated Cookie Miller, who always is outstanding against the Packers. Miller did his undergraduate playing for Purdue, and weighs 204 pounds. Ed Kawal played center for the Bears last season, later going to St. Louis, whence he was recalled when the Chicagoans needed reinforcements for the line. He once played at Illinois, and weighs 205 pounds. The fourth pivot prospect is 206-pound Art Krueger of Marquette, who is breaking into the professional game this season. That takes care of the line. There is speed and power in the Bears' backfield, as every follower of the team is well aware. The halfbacks are led by the ancient veteran of the pastime, Harold (Red) Grange, still wearing his famous No. 77, as he did in former days at Illinois...SISK AND RONZANI: Two Marquette veterans, Johnny Sisk and Gene Ronzani, are halfbacks upon whom Halas placed the greatest stress. Ronzani scored one winning touchdown against the Packers at Chicago last year, and has to be watched every second he is in the game. Sisk is the former "big train" of the Golden Avalanche. Feathers rounds out the halfback crew. Handling the quarterback assignment Sunday will be either Keith Molesworth, Monmouth ace who wrecked the Bays on a couple of occasions last season, or Carl Brumbaugh, Florida star who has performed several seasons on the pro gridiron. Other quarterbacks who may get the nod during the contest are George Corbett, a speedy boy who formerly played for Millikin, and Bernie Masterson, the Nebraska flash, who is breaking into the game this season...THREE HUSKY FULLBACKS: The line-battering assignments will rest upon three veterans of the professional game, the best known being Bronko Nagurski, big No. 3 of the Bears' backfield. Bronko's last appearance on the Green Bay gridiron was an unhappy one for the former Minnesota star, as he was helped falteringly from the field after a collision with Clark Hinkle. The big Nag weighs 230 pounds, according to the Chicago publicity sheet. He weighed about 215 last year on the same list. Jack Manders is another Minnesota ace who specializes in all departments of goal kicking and provided the extra points and field goals which whipped the Packers a couple of times last year. The other fullback is Paul Franklin, who played at Franklin college, and weighs 205 pounds.
THURSDAY NIGHT DEADLINE ON TICKET RESERVATIONS
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - All reserved seat tickets for the Packer-Bear game at City stadium Sunday that have not been called for by Thursday night will be placed on sale, it was announced today by officials at the Packer ticket office. With the great demand for tickets, the Packer management wants to be certain by that time just what seats have been taken in order that others may be put on sale and not held until Sunday on a chance they won't be called for by prospective purchasers. "If we know for certain just what tickets are not picked up by Thursday night we can make sure that they will be placed on sale," E.A. Spachmann, ticket sales director, said today. "Many times we reserve many tickets and they aren't called for. In that way we lose the sales and if they hadn't been on the reserved list we could have sold them to other buyers. By Thursday night we want to know just where we are at and what we have left."...PLENTY OF GOOD SEATS: Despite the rumors about town that the game already is a sellout, ticket officials declared today that hundreds of good seats have not been sold as yet. Although it is expected that a rush will develop within the next 48 hours, those who intend to witness the contest still have time to get good seats if they buy their tickets at once. Interest in the game is running high throughout the city and Wisconsin and it is thought by game time Sunday another jammed house will see a continuation of the Packer-Bear rivalry that dates back into the dusty past. Tickets have already started to move in some volume but the big push around the Columbus club ticket office is not looked for until midweek...CALL ADAMS 6180: Persons wishing to reserve tickets by telephone are asked to call the ticket office in the Columbus Community club as soon as possible. The number is Adams 6180.
BEARS START HARD WORK FOR PACKER CONTEST SUNDAY
SEPT 18 (Chicago) - The Bears yesterday began intensive training for their first game of the National league season with the Packers at Green Bay Sunday. The squad engaged in a drill that took the better part of three hours at Mills stadium. Gene Ronzani was absent, due to a leg injury, but it is not considered serious enough to prevent his being available for the Packer battle. Coach Halas tried Ted Rosequist at end in the practice game at Winona, Minn., last week, but decided to shift him to tackle, where he probably will be used exclusively. It also was the plan to use Molesworth at half, but with Corbett showing better than ever at the position, Halas will start Keith at quarterback along with Brumbaugh and Masterson. Assistant Coach Laurie Walquist looked over the Packers in their victory over Philadelphia Sunday at Green Bay and reported the Wisconsin team to be in excellent physical shape. He was impressed with the change in the line, and said that Art Schwammel looked the part of a real star. Bob Monnett's all around play also was passed along to Coach Halas.
DEADLINE ON BEAR GAME RESERVATIONS IS THURSDAY NIGHT
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - Football fans who have ordered tickets for the Packer-Chicago Bear game here Sunday are again reminded that all reservations uncalled for Thursday night will be placed on sale Friday morning at the Columbus club office. While the sale continues to gain momentum, there are hundreds of good seats still available but those who are planning to attend Sunday's gridiron classic are advised to get their tickets as soon as possible.
PACKERS ARE 1 GAME BEHIND CHICAGO BEARS
SEPTEMBER 20 (Green Bay) - The NFL holds no more
traditional rivalry that that between the Green Bay
Packers and Chicago Bears, which will be renewed at
City Stadium next Sunday afternoon. When the teams
clash Sunday, they will be meeting for the 30th time
since 1921. During this long series the Bears have won
13 games, the Packers have taken 12, and four have
ended in ties. The Packers hold a slight margin in total
points scored, 209 to 206...THREE GAMES EACH
YEAR: Starting with one game per season, growing to
two games and finally being enlarged to three, the
annual series between Green Bay and Chicago's Bear
has become a triple-edged highlight of the National
league season. The clean sweep made by the Bruins
last year gave the Chicagoans the edge in total games
won for the first time since '29 when the Bays launched
a victory string that lasted until late in the 1930 season.
The Packers hold one string of seven consecutive wins
over their bitter rivals, while the Bears' best string is the
unbroken four straight which was started late in 1932.
The worst licking by the Bays is the 25 to 0 trimming of
1929, while the Bears' best effort were 21 to 0 beating to
the Packers in 1925 and 1930. The start of the long
series, back in 1921, was highly suspicious - for the
Bears. The Chicago team soaked Green Bay 21 to 0,
taking advantage of the fact that several of the Packers
were "unable to play" just before game time...DIDN'T
CLASH IN 1922: The team didn't clash in 1922, but they
were back at it the following season, when the Bears
took a 3 to 0 decision at old Bellevue park. Myrt Basing
fumbled at the wrong time, and Joie Sternaman booted
a field goal to account for the win. The rivalry already
was planted, and the club managers decided to risk
scheduling two games instead of one in 1924. The
team divided the contests, the Packers taking the first
here, 5 to 0, on Cub Buck's field goal and George
Trafton's toss for a safety, and the Bears annexing the
second, 3 to 0, Sternaman kicking a field goal after
Dutch Hendrian's fumble. Again in 1925, the rivals
divided. The Packers won at Green Bay, 14 to 10, the
victory margin coming from Charlie Mathys' touchdown
pass to Verne Lewellen. At Chicago the Bears handed
the Packers one of the two worst defeats in the series
history, winning 21 to 0. Red Grange, who has just
finished his college career, sat on the bench for the
Chicagoans...LIDBERG SCORES FOR PACKERS: It
looked like an indefinite series without a tie, but the first
game of the 1926 series wound up in a deadlock. The
Packers got the edge on the Bears in Chicago but the
Bruins rallied to cop a 19 to 13 decision. Lidberg scored
early for the Packers, but Hanny caught a forward pass
from Paddy Driscoll and knotted the count. Driscoll
gave the Bears a lead on his field goal, but Lewellen
scooped up a fumble by Paddy and ran 40 yards for a
touchdown. Driscoll grabbed back the lead with a field
goal, a touchdown run and an extra point kick. The final
contest of 1926 was played at Soldier field, Chicago,
with Pid Purdy getting off a 50-yard dropkick to give the
Packers a 3-all tie. The Bears were the whole show in
1927, winning two games. At Green Bay the Bears
triumphed 7 to 6, and at Chicago they won 14 to 6. This
was the game in which Packer fans claimed Lewellen
was pulled back after he crossed the enemy goal line...
PACKERS WIN TWO: The Packers were gathering
their forces in their championship drives during the 1928
season, when they beat the Bears twice and tied them
once. Larry O'Boyle missed an extra point kick by
inches, and the Green Bay contest wound up 12 to 12,
but the Packers came back with two victories at the
Windy City, 16 to 6 and 6 to 0. The Packers crammed
three shutouts down the throats of the Bears in 1929,
their most successful season against the Bruins.
Marching to a national championship, the Bays took
advantage of a weak Bear eleven on three occasions,
winning 23 to 0, 14 to 0 and 25 to 0, the last game
being the worst defeat ever registered in the Packer-
Bear series. The Packers repeated their championship
stunt in 1930, when they nipped the Bears for two out
of three. The Green Bay contest went to the Bays by 7
to 0, Lewellen getting the touchdown and Dunn booting
the extra point. In the first game at Chicago, the Bays
won 13 to 12, Lewellen and Blood scoring touchdowns
and Dunn getting the extra point that spelled victory. A
Packer victory string that had extended to seven games
was snapped late in 1930, when the Bears climbed on
the Bays for a 21 to 0 decision...LEWELLEN AND
DUNN: The first game of 1931 went to the Packers, with
Lewellen and Dunn repeating their stunt of the previous
season. It was Mike Michalske's day in the game at
Chicago, Mike running almost the length of the field for
a touchdown after intercepting a pass, and the Packers
won, 6 to 2. The finale of the season was a 7 to 0
classic at Chicago, Johnny Blood scored a touchdown,
but Lintzenich got one for the Bears, and Tackwell
added the extra point. It is interesting to note that in but seven of the 29 contests, the Packers have failed to score, while the Bears have been without points in nine games. The only scoreless tie of the series was played in 1932 at Green Bay. The Packers came back to win at Chicago when Tom Nash blocked a punt for a safety, 2 to 0, but the Bears won the third game at Chicago, 9 to 0, Engebretsen getting a placement and Nagurski galloping 40 yards for a touchdown...HARD LUCK SERIES: The Packers played the original hard luck series with the Bears last season, when the Bruins swept three games, two with brilliant last minute rallies. The Bruins scored twice in the last five minutes to win the game here, 14 to 7. Goldenberg had given the Packers a touchdown in the third period, with Monnett kicking the extra point. Late in the fourth period, Hewitt to Johnsos, gave the Bears a touchdown, and Manders tied the score with an extra point kick. In the last minutes of play Hewitt blocked Herber's punt, recovered the ball and ran across the goal from the five yard line for a touchdown. Manders booted the point. At Chicago, Blood's touchdown and Monnett's extra point gave the Bays a lead, but in the late minutes a lateral-forward, Molesworth to Grange to Johnsos, scored a touchdown, and Manders kicked the extra point. Then Manders got a 30 yard field goal to give the Bears a 10 to 7 decision. The Packers pulled a real iron man stunt in the third game last year, only 13 men playing, nine of them throughout the contest. Hinkle returned the opening kickoff 92 yards, but failed to score when he was dragged down on the Bears' four yard line. A pass from Molesworth to Ronzani gave the Bears a touchdown, and Manders kicked the extra point. In the third period, Monnett took Molesworth's punt and returned it 92 yards for a touchdown. Zeller blocked Grove's attempt for the extra point.
BECKER WILL APPEAR WITH BEAR ELEVEN
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - Although seasoned veterans of the Chicago Bears' football team will be under the close scrutiny of a capacity crowd at City stadium Sunday afternoon, when the Bears meet the Green Bay Packers, the work of none of the visitors will attract more attention than that of Wayland Becker, East High graduate and more recently a star of Marquette university's Golden Avalanche. All indications point to one of the largest home crowds in Packer football history. Tickets are selling fast and thousands of out of town gridiron enthusiasts will be here Sunday. Despite the extraordinary demand for tickets, there are still a good number of reserved seats in the north stands available besides room for some 1,800 spectators in the spacious west end stand which is the general admission sector. The deadline on uncalled for reservations expires tonight and orders not picked up will be placed in the open sale Friday morning at the Football headquarters in the Columbus club...MORRIS TO REFEREE: Officials for Sunday's game, the 30th renewal of the Packer-Bear series, will be Meyer Morris, Rock Island, referee; Gordon McNutt, Milwaukee, umpire; K.M. Harris, Duluth, head linesman; and G.A. Brown, Kankakee, Ill,. field judge. All are experienced professional football officials. Harris at one time starred with the Duluth Eskimos of Ernie Nevers, and was an official in last year's Bear game here...LONG PROMINENT HERE: Getting back to the Beckers, Wayland and his twin brother, Warren, now starring for Coach Eddie Kotal's Stevens Point Teachers college eleven, are the youngest of a Green Bay athletic dynasty, which has been prominent for the past decade in the city's amateur and professional sports life. Wayland and Warren, with a well-known trio of older brothers, are sons of Mrs. Emma Becker, 1427 Kurtz-ave., who probably is as well informed on the subject of sports as any woman in Green Bay. Her five boys have surrounded her with an atmosphere of athletics which is unique in the city's sports circles, and she displays a considerable knowledge of all its branches...FAMILY OF ATHLETES: To begin with, there is Albert, Jr., familiarly known as "Boy" Becker, who is employed by a Green Bay paper mill in Toronto, Canada. Boy attended East High school for two years, was a great bowler, and saw some service with the Green Sox baseball team, both as an outfielder and catcher. His bowling activities saw him performing year after year in the city's Major league, an activity which he still continues in his new home. Boy was followed by Eldon, "Skimmer" to followers of the present day Green Sox club. Skimmer was stationed in the outfield for Manager Ben Rosenberg's pennant contenders this season, and he is rated one of the best flyhawks ever turned out by a Green Bay team. He also attended high school for two years, but wasn't much interested in football. He leaned strongly to bowling, still performs in the Major league, and is a former Wisconsin all-events champion. The third Becker to achieve athletic prominence was Frank, called "Tape" in this much-nicknamed family. Tape was an all-conference center on East High's team during the Wiley era, graduated from the school, played amateur baseball and likes to bowl. His diamond work has been mostly for the Platten-Blatz club...STARRED FOR EAST HIGH: The twins, Warren and Wayland, provide the present episode in the Becker saga. Both played sensationally for the Red Devils of the 1927 to 1929 period. Both were mentioned time and time again for all-conference honors and both assisted in the Red Devil championship drives of 1928 and 1929. Wayland's favorite position was left end, according to his mother, who knows quite a bit about how that position should be played. He continued at the spot at Marquette and did all the university team's punting. His work in the recent game between the Chicago Bears and the All Stars was one of the bright spots of an otherwise drab Bear performance. There will be plenty of Beckers in the stands Sunday, wishing Wayland luck in his professional gridiron venture...PRACTICED TWICE WEDNESDAY: The Packers went through a double practice session yesterday, followed by a stiff skull drill aimed to clean up any misapprehension which may exist concerning the efficiency of the Chicago Bears' personnel. Coach E.L. Lambeau is wasting no effort to bring the Bays to their peak, as officials of the Green Bay Football corporation regard Sunday's battle as one of the most crucial of the 1934 season.
WAYLAND BECKER THIRD GREEN BAY PLAYER TO APPEAR AGAINST BAYS
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - When Wayland Becker steps into action for the Bears here Sunday, it will be only the third time since 1921 that a prominent Green Bay gridder has taken the field here against the Packers. In 1931 Red Bultman was in the Brooklyn lineup that took it on the chin at Joannes park in a tilt with Coach Lambeau's squad. Red joined the Packers in 1932 and is still going strong. Doc Young's Hammond, Ind., pro squad lost to the Packers here in 1921 by the score of 14 to 7 in a game on the old field at Joannes park. The Hoosiers' quarterback was Charlie Mathys, who had just completed his college course via Ripon and Indiana. Mathys, who is now vice president of the Green Bay Football corporation, joined the Packers the following year, and saw active service on the squad until midseason in 1926 when he voluntarily retired from the gridiron.
PACKER SEATS MOVING FAST FOR TWO TILTS
SEPT 21 (Milwaukee) - The Green Bay Packers evidently are going to draw heavily in Milwaukee this season, as 500 tickets for the game Sunday with the Chicago Bears at Green Bay, placed on sale this week in the Journal lobby, already have been practically cleaned out, and almost as many tickets have been sold for the game at State Fair Park the following Sunday with the New York Giants. The Journal, however, has more than 8,000 good seats on sale for the charity game. The Packers face two stiff games in a row. Sunday's game will be a renewal of probably the greatest rivalry in the pro football league. The champion Bears made a clean sweep of last season's three games and took the lead over the Packers, 13 victories to 13, in their 29-game series. The teams have played four ties. The Packers, however, still hold a slight edge in scoring, 209 points to 206. The grueling battle expected with the Bears should prove no handicap for the Packers in the Journal's Christmas fund game here, as the Giants also face a tough contest Sunday - a harder game, in fact, than Green Bay faces. The New York squad was en route Friday to Detroit, where they play the Detroit Tigers. Detroit has the powerful Portsmouth team of last year, bolstered by the return of the famous Dutch Clark, who was the sensation of the league before he quit pro football to coach in the Rocky Mountain conference. Several Giants are recuperating from attacks of intestinal fly and will be held out of the Detroit game to get in good shape for the Milwaukee game. The new
EXPECT RECORD CROWD SUNDAY FOR GRID TILT
SEPT 21 (Green Bay) - Apparently the largest football crowd in the history of Green Bay will witness Sunday's game between the Packers and Chicago Bears at the City stadium. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. The usual brisk advance ticket sale for a Packer-Bear game, experienced earlier than usual this season, has turned into an insistent demand for the gridiron pasteboards, with every possibility that an "S.R.O." sign may be placed outside City stadium before Sunday's opening whistle. There are still a number of $1 and $1.25 seats available, in addition to the west end bleachers, which seat about 1,800 people who are lucky enough to grab general admission tickets. These ducats are now being sold at the Packer ticket office at the Columbus club...ARRIVE AT NIGHT: The national champions will arrive Saturday evening at 10:20 o'clock over the Milwaukee Road, and will make their headquarters at the Beaumont hotel. They will be followed Sunday morning by a special train carrying 150 whooping Chicago fans, who will leave the Windy City at 7:45 o'clock Sunday morning and will arrive here about 11 o'clock. Assistant Coach Larry Walquist of the Chicago team, who is handling the excursion, has arranged for buses and taxis to meet the fans at the station, take them to the Beaumont hotel for dinner, and carry them to the City stadium before game time. The Bears' special will leave here at 7 o'clock Sunday evening, arriving in Chicago at 11. There probably will be plenty of hot stove sessions at the hotel Saturday night, for Capt. Red Smith's Madison Blues baseball team will be quartered there also. The Blues will arrive in state on Saturday, prepared to rest up before tackling the Green Sox Sunday morning in the first of the State league playoff series...SCOUTED PACKER GAME: Walquist scouted last week's Green Bay-Philadelphia game, and had lots to tell Boss George Halas when he returned to Chicago. Despite his report, which gave the Packers plenty of credit for the victory, the national champions appear confident of taking their 14th victory from the Packers since 1921. Eighteen colleges and universities are represented on the Bear squad this season, with Marquette leading. Three former members of the Golden Avalanche, Gene Ronzani, Johnny Sisk and Wayland Becker, will be seen in action here Sunday. Illinois, Millikin, Minnesota and Nebraska each have two players, the Gopher representatives being the redoubtable Manders and Nagurski. The average weight of the Bears' squad is 207 pounds. George Musso, giant lineman who weighs 268, is the heavies of the crew, and Keith Molesworth, 168, is the lightest. The average age is 27 years, Link Lyman, 36, being the grandfather of the squad, and Bernie Masterson, 22, the baby. The average height is 6 feet 3/4 inches, with Ted Rosequist's 6 feet 4 1/2 inches topping the squad...MANDERS LED SCORING: Jack Manders, who played his first season with the Bears last year, led the team in scoring without making a single touchdown. His gifted toe accounted for 29 points. He did not miss a point after touchdown all season, and failed only once to make good on a field goal. Bear football players who captained their teams in college are Red Grange, Illinois; George Corbett, Millikin; Walt Kiesling, St. Thomas; Joe Zeller, Indiana; Joe Kopcha, Chattanooga; Ookie Miller, Purdue; Zuck Carlson, Oregon State; Johnny Sisk, Marquette, and Gene Ronzani, Marquette.
ROLLIE HALFMAN TO PLAY AT ST. LOUIS
SEPT 21 (Milwaukee) - Rollie Halfman, former Marquette football star who recently tried out with the Green Bay Packers, today arrived in St. Louis to cast his lot with the St. Louis Gunners pro football team.
BEARS DRILL THREE HOURS
SEPTEMBER 21 (Chicago) - In addition to three hour drills at Mills stadium each morning this week, the Bears go int a huddle with Coach Halas in the afternoon to talk over the opening National league game with the Packers at Green Bay Sunday afternoon. Assistant Coach Laurie Walquist watched the Packers last Sunday and came back with their formations, which were discussed in the after practice sessions. Walquist was much impressed with the condition of the Packers and declared the Wisconsin team has a great kicker in fullback Johnston, a 200 pounder who came up from the St. Louis Gunners.