NEWS AND NOTES
SEPT 10 (Green Bay) - Three faces were missing when Coach E.L. Lambeau called his Packer squad into action this afternoon for the first Monday practice in five seasons. Walter Holmen, halfback from Ripon, and Jack Salem, South Dakota linemen, has been turned over to the St. Louis Gunner while Wuert Engelmann, a veteran back who has been working out with the Bays although not under contract, has decide to forget about the gridiron pastime and pay all attention to the oil business.
PHILADELPHIA POINTS FOR OPENING LEAGUE GAME IN GREEN BAY
SEPT 11 (Atlantic City) - Fresh from a satisfying victory over the Shenandoah Miners in their first gridiron appearance of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles settled down for a few more days of strenuous work here, preparatory to leaving for the west and a tour through foreign football territory. The trip will be climaxed
next Sunday, when the Eagles, coached for the second consecutive season by Ludlow Wray, will engage the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay in the opening
National league engagement for both teams...SQUAD
CUT DOWN: The original squad of 40 Eagles has been
shaved down to less than 30, with every indication that
another slice will be taken before the Philadelphians
head westward, probably Thursday. The Eagles expect
to reach Green Bay by Saturday, in time for a workout
on the Green Bay stadium field. Philadelphia also has
scheduled a game at Fort Atkinson Sept. 23, so the
Eagles probably will train at Green Bay for several days
following their engagement with the Packers...THREE
WEEKS PRACTICE: A series of training camp games
between the Blues and Yellows, the colors of the
Eagles, has served to bring out latent talent in the ranks
of the Philadelphia squad, and Coach Wray, who
formerly handled the Boston professionals, now has a
pretty good line on his men. The squad has been
practicing for three weeks. Joe Kresky, a Wisconsin
boy who serves as guard with Philadelphia, has
captained the Blue forces in the intra-squad tilts and
George Kenneally, offficial leader of the Eagles, has led
the Yellow crews. Joe Pilconis, Temple star, apparently
has clinched an end berth with Philadelphia, as has Joe
Carter, one of the best wingmen in the game. Jim Mac
Murdo, a Pitt product and rated a brilliant tackle, has
been purchased from Boston to bolster the Eagles'
lineup...TWO HUSKY GUARDS: Kresky and Jim
Zyntell are a husky pair of guards, the latter hailing from
Holy Cross, and a center who has been getting plenty
of service on the Blue team is Bull Lipski, veteran of the
forward wall. This line has been playing ahead of a
backfield including Jack Knapper, southpaw passer
from little Ottawa college, Kansas, as quarterback;
Jack Roberts in one of the halfback posts, and Jim
Leonard, former Notre Dame star, at fullback. Roberts
is remembered as the backfield luminary who helped
Georgia beat Yale in 1930 and 1931. He was with the
Eagles last season. These men are only a part of the
Eagles' squad. Jack Dempsey, picked on the players'
All-America team while captaining Bucknell in 1933,
knows Clark Hinkle of the Packers well, and is anxious
to play against him. He is a tackle. Another center
upon whom the Eagles are depending is Chuck Hajek,
sturdy 200-pounder from Northwestern...STORM STAR
QUARTER: Ed Storm, one-time Santa Clara ace, is
getting service at quarterback, and Whitey Randour,
sensational captain while at Villanova, is certain to see
action against the Packers in the Eagle backfield. He's
a halfback. George Lasch, billed as "Penn State's last
great athlete", and a powerhouse player, will perform as
another fullback candidate. Swede Hanson is a driving
back who probably will start the Packer-Eagle contest.
He was a consistent scorer in the National league last
season, winding up in a tie for 12th place with 24 points
to his credit. Other backs who may get the nod from
Coach Wray and Bert Bell, his advisory aide, are Red
Kirkman and Jack Lackman. Guy Turnbow is a veteran
tackle upon whom much depends.
PACKERS HOLD MARGIN OVER QUAKER TEAMS
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - An intersectional rivalry
between two of the NFL cities farthest apart will be
resumed at City stadium Sunday, when the Green Bay
Packers meet the Philadelphia Eagles of Coach Ludlow
Wray. The Packers started the rivalry in 1925 and
continued it until 1931 against the Philadelphia, or
Frankford Yellowjackets, then represented in the NFL
Last year the Philadelphia entry was named the Eagles
and Sunday's invasion will be a team of the same name.
In the series to date the Packers have won several
games, lost four, and tied one. Particularly in the early
years of the feud, battles between the two teams were
unusually bitter, and last year Philadelphia succumbed
only after two hard tussles. The first struggle, between
the Packers and Yellowjackets in 1925, was a bitter
contest, with the Philadelphians winning out on their
home field, 13 to 7. After Hamer of the Jackets scored
a touchdown and kicked the extra point, the Bays came
back to tie the count on Mathys' touchdown and an
extra point by Abramson. A triple pass, Hamer to
Stocktown to Sullivan, followed the latter's 35-yard run,
sewed up the game for the home team. The teams met
for the second time on Thanksgiving day, 1926, and
again the Quakers were victorious. This time the score
was 20 to 14. After the Jackets scored touchdowns by
Hamer and Jones, the Bays came back with a rush.
Lidberg smashed over for one touchdown and Flaherty
got another on a pass from Lambeau, Purdy's extra point kick giving the Bays a 14 to 13 lead. Just before the final gun a 19-yard dash by Two-Bits Homan, after that diminutive individual picked off a pass, sewed up the tilt for Philadelphia...FIRST PACKER VICTORY: Green Bay's first victory over its intersectional rivals was chalked up on Thanksgiving Day, 1927, when the Bays triumphed at Philadelphia, 17 to 9. The Yellowjackets took a 9-point lead on Kassel's touchdown and a field goal by Mercer, but it didn't last long. Dilweg got a touchdown for the Packers. Dunn kicked the extra point, and Purdy put the Bays into the lead with a field goal from the 30-yard line. Later in the game Eddie Kotal caught several fancy passes to bring the ball into scoring territory, and Dunn passed to Rex Enright for the touchdown. The teams met twice in 1928 and Green Bay lost both contests. That year marked the first appearance of the Yellowjackets in Green Bay, when they triumphed over a strong Packer team, 19 to 9, the worst defeat a Philadelphia team ever handed the Bays. O'Boyle kicked an early field goal for the Packers, but Mercer went crazy, passing to Rogers for one touchdown, and then scoring two himself. Weir made one extra point. In a great effort to pull the game out of the fire, Lambeau tossed a pass to Lewellen for a late touchdown, but the effort was wasted. At Philadelphia that year, the Yellowjackets won the last victory to be recorded for a Quaker city team against Green Bay, and the count was 2 to 0. Green Bay made 14 first downs to six for the Jackets, but a bad pass from center over Lewellen's head made the Philadelphia safety the only score of the game...HEADING FOR TITLE: IN 1929, the Packers, pennant bound, whipped the Jackets once and played them to a tie in the second meeting of the teams. The game at Green Bay went to the Packers by 14 to 2. Eddie Kotal took a pass from Lewellen and skipped 30 yards for the first score, Dunn adding the extra point. A bad pass from center, intended for Johnny Blood, went into the end zone to give the Yellowjackets a safety. Later in the game, Lewellen went over for a touchdown and Molenda converted. A highly hostile Philadelphia crowd, sensing its team's decline, witnessed the return game that season, which resulted in the only tie of the series, a scoreless affair. The Packers raised a howl after the game claiming it was cut short four minutes, just after Kotal speared a pass to place the ball on the Philadelphia nine yard line. The Packers trounced Philadelphia soundly twice in 1930, using the victories to pad the way to the second consecutive championship. The Green Bay game went to the home team by 27 to 12, McCrary getting two touchdowns, and Engelmann and Dilweg getting others. Dunn booted the three extra points. Kostos and Tanner scored for Philadelphia. The score was 25 to 7 at Philadelphia, mostly due to Johnny Blood, who scored two touchdowns in the first half. Pharmer scored for the Yellowjackets, and in the final period additional Packer touchdowns were made by McCrary and Herber, Dunn converting on one occasion. The last meeting between the Packers and Yellowjackets occurred in 1931, Green Bay winning here 15 to 0. Blood made two Packer touchdowns and Grove got an extra point. In the first quarter Peterson's punt was knocked over the goal line for a Packer safety...NO GAME IN 1932: There was a lapse of one season in the relationship between the two cities, but in 1933 Philadelphia was back in the league, sporting the name of Eagles. The new team met the Packers twice, going down on both occasions only after bitter resistance. The game at Green Bay ended in a 35 to 9 victory for the Packers, but the result was not indicative of the battle, as the Bays had to stage a 21-point spurt in the last period to sew up the contest, after leading by only 14 to 9 as the quarter started. It was a big day for Buckets Goldenberg, who got three touchdowns to take a temporary lead in the National league scoring list. Blood and Engelmann got the other Packer touchdowns, and Hanson made one for the visitors. Three extra points were kicked by Grove, two by Monnett and one by Kirkman of Philadelphia. The game at the Quaker city was one of the bright sports of a disastrous eastern invasion by the Packers. They won on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, 10 to 0. Bruder scored a touchdown, Grove kicked an extra point, and Hinkle got a field goal. It was the first defeat at home for the Eagles, and it was a big afternoon for Arnie Herber.
KRESKY, FORMER MARINETTE STAR, WILL FACE PACKERS
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - Ten years ago, a well-built young football star of Marinette played havoc with opposing high school lines in this part of the country. Sunday, that same player, now grown in manhood, comes back to Green Bay, intent upon showing old friends that he has lost none of his skill - in fact that he's quite a bit better than he was when they last saw him in action. When Joe Kresky played center, guard and tackle for Marinette some ten years ago, he was one of the greatest high school linemen of the period. He did everything, and did it well. He charged, blocked and broke up plays when on defense. Today, as a member of the Philadelphia Eagle team that plays the Packers here Sunday, he is just as impressive, playing regularly at a guard position. After graduation from Marinette High in 1926, Kresky entered the University of Wisconsin. For three years he played as a regular on the Wisconsin varsity squad, earning his letter in 1927, '28 and '29. In 1930 he joined the Green Bay Packer team, then at height of its power, Kresky became dissatisfied with "bench duty" here after about a month of it, irking to get into action, but the Packers used very few new players that season, and he didn't have much of a chance to show what he could do, so he quit the squad and headed east. The following fall saw him working as assistant coach at George Washington university, in Washington D.C., where he also studied in the law school. Len Walsh, a star of Minnesota in 1926 and '27, was head coach of the team at that time. In 1932 Kresky joined the Boston professional football team. Last year, when Lud Wray moved from Boston to take over the Philadelphia Eagles, Kresky was one of the players he took with him. He played as a regular all last year, captaining the squad when George Kenneally, veteran end, was not in the game. Joe weighs 220 pounds, is five feet 11 inches tall. He is aggressive and fast and likes the going when it is tough. He is planning to give the Packers plenty of trouble Sunday. Perhaps he will.
PACKERS READY FOR NATIONAL LOOP CAMPAIGNS
SEPTEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - With a practice game victory under their belts, the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon at the City stadium turn to the serious business of knocking off the Philadelphia Eagles in the first NFL game of the season for both teams. The kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Faults in both lines and backfield play cropped out in the Fort Atkinson game has been given especial attention by Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau. Lambeau and the Packers will present a much more advanced eleven against the easterners. All of the men came out of the Blackhawk game in good shape and are ready for the opening league whistle...NEW PHILADELPHIA TEAM: Fans at the game Sunday will see an entirely new team in the main when they look upon the Philadelphia lineup because Coach Lud Wray has gathered many outstanding recruits of the 1933 college season. Capt. George Kenneally, a pro veteran of eight years, and Swede Hanson, Temple, regarded as the best ball carrier in the league last year, will form the nucleus of the Quaker City squad. Joe Kresky, former Marinette high star who played at the University of Wisconsin, is again at guard for the Eagles. Other veteran backs are Red Kirkman, Dick Lackman and Jack Roberts. Line vets include Bull Lepski, Diddie Wilson, Zyntell, Cuba, Turnbow and Carter. Among the new backfield candidates are Jack Knapper from little Ottawa college in Kansas, a left hand forward passer, Ed Matesie, Pittsburgh, Kim Leonand, Notre Dame, Fred Leach, Ed Storm and Al Wiener...DEMPSEY OF BUCKNELL: In the line John "Jack" Dempsey, chosen on the player's All-America while captain of Bucknell in 1933, Bares Milan, Austin college, Texas, Hajek, Northwestern, and Len Gudd, Temple, are considered outstanding. Of the ends, Joe Pilconis, Temple, is said to be one of the most promising recruits. Claude Urevig, giant tackle recruit from North Dakota, has shown well in practice.
EAGLES EN ROUTE
SEPTEMBER 13 (Pittsburgh) - Ludlow Wray's Philadelphia Eagles, en route to Wisconsin, where they will meet Green Bay's Packers in the opening NFL game for both teams Sunday, left here this morning via bus. Twenty-five players are making the trip to the midwest, accompanied by Coach Wray, Advisory Coach Bert Bell, both former Penn State stars; Nick Panzulla, trainer, formerly at Temple, and Clair Hare, publicity director. The Eagles expected to reach Fort Wayne, Ind., tonight, and Milwaukee Friday, where they will be quartered at the Antler hotel. The arrival at Green Bay will be made Saturday afternoon in time for the Eagles to run through a practice session on the Packer field. Except for Jim MacMurdo, tackle; Bull Lepski, center, and Jim Leonard, back, the Philadelphia squad is in good shape. These three aces picked up injuries against the tough Shenandoah Miners last Sunday as the Eagles opened their 1934 season...RELEASES HANDED OUT: Before the team left Atlantic City Wednesday, releases were handed out to George Lasch, former Penn State player; Jim Cowhig, Fordham; Harold Endler, Bucknell; Bill Fine, Northwestern; Jack Slaird, George Washington, and Marsh Oliphant, Ohio State. The Eagles will spend about 10 days in Wisconsin. In addition to the National league contest against the Packers, they have a game scheduled against the Blackhawks of Fort Atkinson, Sept. 23. The squad's morale is excellent, and the players are growing plenty about what they plan to do the Packers, who they believe have been overrated in advance publicity. A number of Eagles appeared against the Packers last year at Green Bay.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
SEPTEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - George Kenneally, Philadelphia Eagle end, is playing his 19th season of football. He's been in the National league nine years, and is probably the oldest active performer in the circuit. George admits to 36 years. He is field captain of the squad. Dick Lackman, a halfback on the Eagle team, never went to college, but is rated as a "find". He is only 21 years of age. Jack Dempsey, Eagle tackle, was picked on the Liberty magazine All-America in 1933...We have refrained from commenting a great deal on the Packers' chances for a 1934 pennant, as Sunday's game proved little but that some of the new backs probably will go in the pro circuit. The line is still a big question mark and probably will be until after the Chicago Bears are met a week from Sunday...Phil Poth, Packer guard recruit, has a Phi Beta Kappa key. Wonder what he'll do with it on a pro football gridiron. There are nine former Marquette university players on National league elevens. The group includes LaVern Dilweg, Art Bultman and Rollie Halfman, with Green Bay, Gene Ronzani, Johnny Sisk, Art Krueger, Ed Aspatore and Wayland Becker with the Bears, and George Rosemark, Brooklyn...The National league has stabilized all pro club uniforms this year. No team is allowed to change from year to year, this to avoid confusion and duplication.
EXPECT CLOSE GRID BATTLE HERE SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 14 (Green Bay) - Coach Ludlow Wray of the Philadelphia Eagles, who meet the Packers of Coach E.L. Lambeau at City stadium Sunday afternoon, will be striving to attain a personal goal when his team trots onto the stadium gridiron. In his two previous seasons as an National league mentor, he never has beaten a Lambeau-coached team. The style of coaching employed by both men is expected to make the Packer-Eagle clash something of an open affair, with neither team given top heavy rating for victory. Coach Lambeau may have to without the services of Roger Grove, veteran quarterback, at least part of the game, if he continues to have trouble with his right foot. A few bones were found to be misplaced after Sunday's game and the former Michigan State star has had trouble stepping on the heel. The ailment was corrected early this week but he has done little work in practice sessions and may not be ready to start Sunday. Joe Laws also has been bothered with an injury to his foot, and while not as serious as that of Grove, it kept him out of active work in practice two days this week. He is expected to be able to play Sunday, however. As coach of the Boston Redskins in 1932, Wray watched his team accept a 21 to 0 shellacking from the invading Green Bay team. Last season, at the helm of the Eagles, he lost to the Packers here, 35 to 9, and then dropped a home decision to the same club, 10 to 0. His desire for revenge on the Packers is said to rather acute...SONS OF BANKERS: Wray and Bert Bell, co-owners of the Eagles, constitute one of the most interesting pairs in professional football. Both are wealthy, being sons of Philadelphia bankers, and both starred on the same team at the University of Pennsylvania several seasons ago. Wray was a center and Bell played at end. After graduation Wray stayed on the university, serving as Penn head coach for two seasons, before the Boston Redskins acquired him in 1932. His path since then has followed the professional gridiron game. He is bringing to Green Bay a set of men who are calculated to provide more than a little trouble for the renovated Packers, one of the biggest bothers being Swede Hanson, who caused all kinds of grief at City stadium last year until Buckets Goldenberg assumed control and wandered over with a set of touchdowns...HANSON VS. HINKLE: Hanson rated well up in the National league scoring list last season, scoring 24 points to finish in a tie for twelfth. His presence on the gridiron will mark the renewal of one of the most sensational gridiron feuds in eastern football, as while an undergraduate at Temple university he several times collided with the Bucknell university team of Clark Hinkle, Packer fullback. The Hinkle-Hanson scrap was played up considerably in the eastern newspapers last year, as both men have outstanding reputations all along the seaboard front. The Packers are also keeping a weather eye peeled in the direction of Joe Kresky, Marinette boy who made good in impressive fashion with the Eagles. Last year at Philadelphia Kresky's temper got the best of him and there were fists flying during the Packer game, an incident which the Green Bay veterans haven't forgotten. There is expected to be an impressive Marinette delegation on hand to see Joe in action Sunday...CAHN TO REFEREE: Bobby Cahn, Chicago, one of the best known referees ever to work a professional game here, has been named referee for Sunday by Joe F. Carr, Columbus, Ohio, league president. In conformity with the new league practice of providing four men for each contest, other officials will be Gordon McNutt, Milwaukee, umpire; Jim Keefe, Holy Cross, head linesman, and Wilfred Smith, Chicago, field judge. Following a custom inaugurated this season, the various officials will wear distinctive arm bands to facilitate the crowd in following their activities. The ticket sale for the Packer-Eagle game to date has been fair. The stadium will open at 12:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and all park attendants are to be on hand no later than 12:15.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
SEPTEMBER 14 (Green Bay) - An interesting book, "Pro Football, Its Ups and Downs", by Dr. Harry A. March, New York, who is known as the "father of professional football", comes to our desk. It is a light-hearted history of professional football. In it, Dr. March traces the growth of the professional sport from the time of its inception in Pennsylvania in 1895 to the present day. It makes good reading...One loyal Packer supporter tells us that he will furnish the tomatoes and eggs (and not to eat) if Wilfred Smith is the head linesman when the Chicago Bears meet the Packers here. It seems that this fan doesn't think much of Smith as an official when the Bears play the Packers...Jugger Earpe, Packer line coach, is passing out some valuable information to some of the team recruits on how to play in the middle of the line. Jug's ten years in the pro circuit taught him plenty about the game and he's passing along with some of his observations...You will see plenty of new plays when the Packers get into the swing of National league competition. We've seen more new formations in drills the past few weeks than in the past few years. Fans who have been wanting to see more of Buckets Goldenberg in Packer games probably will get their fill this year under the new setup used by Coach Lambeau. Last year, Buckets wasn't used as often as the coach would like to use him as both he and Hinkle played fullback and he couldn't use them at the same time. And as Hinkle could pass and kick, he had to give him the preference at times. This year, with Buckets playing at the quarterback position on offense, he can use both the Milwaukee boy and Hinkle at the same time, which helps make up a sweet backfiel...Collier's Eye, in a preview of the 1934 professional football season, rates the Chicago Bears, Detroit, New York and Boston as the teams to beat in the National league. The publication says about the Packers: "Green Bay - Will be potent but faces too many 'top' clubs. Best crop of new men in the loop". About the Bears it says: "Bears - If Feathers delivers this team can't be stopped, Hewitt, Kopcha, Nagurski, Carlson and Molesworth are as good as ever and Halas has found two fine tackles in Buss and Rosequist, Kawal fits.". The Cardinals get this comment: "Cardinals - Schissler's team will start clicking in November. Then watch out." Other comments: "Detroit - Dutch Clark is back, awa, awa for the opposition. Potsy has a powerful squad...Giants - Newman and cast has been strengthened by the addition of several college aces. Have nigh impregnable forward wall...Boston - Has softer schedule and is counting on Rentner. Battles great star, but team weak in spots...Brooklyn - Dark horse. Grossman and Kelly are great backs. Fine line and team in proper spirit."...Veterans of the Packers who played the Eagles in Philadelphia last year tells us that it was one of the hardest games of the season. They look for plenty of trouble from the Quaker boys Sunday. The Packers won the game in the east by a 10 to 0 score, but were lucky to come out on top, they admit.
INDIAN BAND ADDED ATTRACTION SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - The Menominee Indian band from Neopit will be an added attraction at Sunday's football game. Under the direction of John Dodge, this group of 22 musicians will entertain the spectators between halves. It is the intention of the Packer management to provide intermission features at all of their home games and the Indian band is No. 1 on the program. Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today that Joseph Plihal, South Dakota State Teachers' college tackle, has been released to the St. Louis Gunners for the season. Plihal and Salem, who was released earlier in the week, left for St. Louis today.
MILWAUKEE NEXT STOP
SEPTEMBER 14 (Ft. Wayne, IN) - Coach Ludlow Wray loaded his Philadelphia Eagles into their bus here this morning after a brief practice, and announced that the Wisconsin-bound football squad will arrive at the Antlers hotel, Milwaukee, some time this evening. Coach Wray announced that his injured players are displaying satisfactory improvement, and predicted a battle royal at Green Bay Sunday afternoon. The Eagles will remain at Milwaukee tonight, leaving for Green Bay early Saturday morning. They hope to work out on the Packer field tomorrow afternoon. They will headquarter at the Beaumont hotel in Green Bay.
TWO GAMES SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 14 (Columbus, OH) - The NFL season gathers momentum Sunday with two games scheduled that bring three teams into action for the first time. The Boston Redskins invade Pittsburgh, while Philadelphia travels to Green Bay. The Pirates will making their second start. They opened last Sunday with a 13 to 0 victory over Cincinnati. Boston, Green Bay and Philadelphia, however, are making their seasonal debuts, and have high hopes of improving their 1933 records. Warren Heller, former Pitt player now with the Pirates, will be keenly watched in the game with the Redskins for he got off to a good start last week in the race for ground gaining honors by rolling up over 80 yards. He will be facing Cliff Battles, Boston's all-league back, who led the league in this department in 1933. The Packers will also find out just how much stronger their new line is with Adolph Schwammel and Arnold Jorgenson, newcomers at tackle. The Eagles have Swede Hanson, one of the hardest running backs of the circuit, to test out the Green Bay forward wall.