(GREEN BAY) - Seven thousand people in City stadium yesterday afternoon saw the Green Bay Packers open their NFL season by holding the best Cardinal team which has come out of Chicago in recent year to a 7 to 6 score. Although comparative statistics of the teams reveal that the Cardinals outplayed the Packers decisively in every department of the game, the Bays lost by scant inches when Bob Monnett's attempt at a placement in the second period barely missed the posts. A successful kick would have given the Packers a 7 to 7 tie. Although the Packers' tackling
was erratic at times, and the blocking absent at several
crucial points in the game, the Cardinals had to fight 
hard to win. The visitors blocked hard, tackled viciously
and presented an offensive which is going to cut a wide
path through the National league opposition this season.
They went into the air rarely, but when they did pass,
they did so with deadly effect. The Packers were terribly
handicapped by the absence of several of their best
blocking and running backs, including Clarke Hinkle,
George Sauer and Roger Grove. Hank Bruder saw brief
service, but his injury prevented him from displaying his
usual ability, and Arnold Herber, scarcely able to stand,
made a heroic appearance in the Packer backfield late
in the game when the Bays vainly tried to score through
the air. The Green Bay line had a peculiar afternoon. At
times the Cardinal forwards were able to split the wall
wide open, sending fast moving backs through the 
tackles for sizeable gains, but at several critical stages
of the game the Packer linemen presented a stone wall
which the Cardinals, in scoring position, could not dent.
Midway through the first period, the Cardinals climaxed
a 56-yard march by scoring their only touchdown. In
taking the ball on their own 44-yard line, the Cardinals
turned Nichelini, St. Mary's back, loose on a 12-yard
jaunt that broke through the offensive left tackle, and set
the ball six yards in Packer territory. Schwammel and
Gantenbein of Green Bay slipped past the Cardinal
forwards on the next play and dumped Nichelini for a 
five yard loss, but the effort was annulled on the next
play, when Dougal Russel slipped home on a forward
pass to Paul Pardonner for a 27-yard gain and a first
down 22 yards from the last stripe. Here the Packer line
braced in fine style, hurling back successive line thrusts
by Russell and Mikulak. Russell took the ball on the
next play, faded back and passed over the left side of 
the Cardinal line to Bill Smith in the flat zone. Smith
continued six yards to the goal for a touchdown. Then
Pardonner split the uprights with his extra point kick,
and the Cards were out ahead, 7 to 0. The Packers'
march to the goal in the second period was just as
impressive, starting when Bobby Monnett chased back
to the Cardinal 42-yard line with Russell's punt. Johnny
Blood, a very active performer during the afternoon, dove
through the left side of his line for five yards, and Swede
Johnston, nosing into left tackle, broke through and was
away for a 25-yard sprint, the longest run from the line
of scrimmage of the game.
Mikulak and Russell dragged Swede to earth on the
Cardinal 12-yard line. In two vicious thrusts to right and
left, Monnett carried the freight to a position one yard
and a half from the goal, and then tossed an easy pass
to Johnston over the left side of the Green Bay line for a
touchdown. Laws held the ball, and Monnett kicked it,
but the attempt was wide by inches, and the eventual
final score was posted: 7 to 6. The second half was less
hectic, although it abounded in hard, bitter football.
Cardinal attempts to score by goals from the field were
short, and a rain of Packer passes in the closing 
minutes brought no favorable results principally the
Green Bay line left fast charging Cardinal forwards
through to rush the passers. The Cards tried to score
early in the third period, when an apparently invincible
rush toward the Green Bay goal was stopped cold by
the Packer line. A sweeping ground attack carried the
ball from the Cardinal 44-yard line to the Packer 14-yard
stripe, where the offensive bogged down. At this point,
it was third down, five to go and the Chicago attack had
been working like a house afire. But Pangle fumbled on
an attempted line thrust, and he was smeared for a 
five-yard loss on the recovery of Milt Gantenbein and
George Svendsen.
Pardonner rushed into the game to try a dropkick, but
the attempt was short and the Packers took the ball,
Johnston immediately punting out of danger. Bill Smith
tried a placement for the Cardinals from the Green Bay
45-yard line late in the third period, but big Frank Butler,
who played a great game, broke through and blocked
the kick. Play in the fourth period stayed pretty well
within the 30-yard lines, neither making much of a 
threat to score. With the period a little more than half gone, Peterson took the ball on a series of running plays to the Packer 27-yard line, for a first down. Sarboe was stopped at the line, and threw a pair of incomplete passes. Cook was sent into the game, and got himself set on the 37-yard line for a placekick. However, the Cardinals took too much time about it, and Referee Bobby Cahn tacked a five-yard penalty onto the Chicagoans. This set Cook back to the 41-yard stripe, and his kick was far short of the goal.
CHI CARDS -   7  0  0  0  -  7
GREEN BAY -   0  6  0  0  -  6
1st - CHI - Bill Smith, 22-yard pass from Doug Russell (Paul Pardonner kick)  GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Johnston, 2-yard pass from Monnett (Kick failed)  GREEN BAY 7-6
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - The longest and most bitter
rivalry in the NFL will be renewed at City stadium when
the Chicago Bears meet the Green Bay Packers for the
33rd time since the opening of their series in 1921. 
Sixteen of the 32 games played to date have been won
by the Bears, 12 have gone to the Packers, and the
remaining four have ended in no decision. The Bears
hold a distinct edge in point scoring for the long series,
267 to 239. The Bears have won the last seven games
between the National league rivals, which ties the
longest string of victories held by the Packers, running
from 1928 to 1930. The worst beating the Packers ever
handed the Bears was the 25 to 0 shellacking of 1929,
while the Chicagoans' best efforts came in 1925 and 
1930, the scores being 21 to 0. The Packer have shut
out the Bears nine times, while the Bruins have turned
back the Bays scoreless on seven occasions. The last
shutout of the series occurred in 1932, when the Bears
won 9 to 0. Since that time both teams have scored in
every game...STERNAMAN GETS GOAL: Following a
20 to 0 soaking handed the Packers in 1921, the teams
did not meet again until 1923, when Joe Sternaman's
field goal after Basing's fumble gave the Bears a 3 to 0
decision. In 1924 the teams split even in two games,
the Bays winning here 5 to 0 on Cub Buck's field goal
and Brute Trafton's wild toss for a safety, and losing at
Chicago when Hendrian fumbled and Sternaman booted
a goal for a 3 to 0 decision. Charley Mathys' touchdown
pass to Verne Lewellen was the margin of victory as the
Packers defeated the Bears here in the first 1925 game,
14 to 0, but with Red Grange on the bench at Chicago,
the Bears romped over the Big Bay Blues, 21 to 0. The
first of three 1926 games ended in a 6-all deadlock. The
return game in Chicago was one of the classics of the
series. Lidberg scored for the Bays, but Hanny later
took a forward pass from Paddy Driscoll and tied up the
count. Driscoll put the Bears ahead with a field goal,
only to have Lewellen pick up one of his fumbles and
run 40 yards for another touchdown. Driscoll put it on
ice with a field goal, a touchdown run and an extra point
boot...50-YARD BOOT: Pid Purdy's 50-yard dropkick at
Soldier field in the last 1926 game gave the Packers a
3 to 3 tie. The Bears bowled over their opponents in
both of their 1927 games, winning the Green Bay game,
7 to 6, and coming through at Chicago, 14 to 6. in 1928,
the Packers tied the Bears once and beat them twice in
preparation for the championship drive they were to 
launch the following year. The game at Green Bay 
ended in a 12-all tie when Larry O'Boyle missed an 
extra point kick by inches, but the Packers won both
Chicago contest, 16 to 6, and 6 to 0. The Bears had
their weakest year in 1929, and the Packers took an
advantage of it to win their first national championships,
beating the Chicagoans, 23 to 0, 14 to 0, and finally 25
to 0, the last game being the biggest margin of the 14-
year series. The Packers took out two out of three from
the Bears in 1930, when they repeated for the National
league title. Lewellen's touchdown and Dunn's extra
point gave the Bays a 7 to 0 win at Green Bay. In the 13
to 12 decision at Chicago, Lewellen and Blood scored
Packer touchdowns, and Dunn added the extra point
that meant victory. The Packers were blanked 21 to 0 in
the last game of the 1930 series. Lewellen and Dunn 
again got together for seven points to give the Packers
a win in the first of three 1931 games. In the second
contest, played at Chicago, Mike Michalske intercepted
a forward pass and ran most of the length of the field to
a touchdown, the Packers winning 6 to 2. The Bears
shaded the Bays in the final game at Chicago, Blood
scoring a touchdown for the Packers and Lintzenich
getting one for the Bears. Tackwell got the victory point..
.ONLY SCORELESS TIE: The rivals opened the 1932
series with the only scoreless tie of the long plays, 
played at Green Bay. The Bays won the next contest
when Tom Nash blocked a punt for a safety and a 2 to
0 decision, but the Bears shut out the Packers in the
1932 finale, Nagurski going 40 yards for a touchdown
and Tiny Engebretsen kicking a field goal. The hard
luck series came in 1933, when the Bears won three
games, two on last minute rallies. In the first game,
played at Green Bay, Buckets Goldenbeg scored a
touchdown on a quarterback sneak in the third period,
and Monnett kicked the extra point. With five minutes to
play in the fourth period, Hewitt passed to Johnsos for a
touchdown, and Mander's boot tied the score. In the 
last minute of play, Hewitt blocked Herber's punt and 
carried the ball across from the 5-yard line for a score.
Manders again kicked goal. The score was 14 to 7,
Johnny Blood got a touchdown and Monnett an extra
point, but a few minutes from the end of the game Keith
Molesworth passed to Red Grange for a touchdown, 
and Manders kicked the goal. Then Manders clicked for
a 30-yard field goal to sew up the 10 to 7 victory. The
Bears won the last 1933 game, a 7 to 6 score, getting
a touchdown on a pass from Molesworth to Ronzani.
Manders kicked goal. Monnett returned Molesworth's
punt 92 yards for a Packer touchdown in the third
period, but Zeller blocked Grove's try for the extra point..
JACK MANDERS AGAIN: Although the Packers fought
bitterly through 
SEPT 19 (Chicago) - Maybe it's just a "Bear" story to lull the Green Bay Packers into semi-consciousness, but Owner George Halas of the Bears announced himself frankly worried over the condition of his team. Five men counted upon for service against the Packers who may not be able to play are Bernie Masterson, regular quarterback; Bob Dunlap, his understudy; Reds Pollock, ace rookie halfback; Ben Franklin, reserve fullback; and Ray Richards, veteran guard. Three others who have been bothered by injuries and may not be
effective against Green Bay Sunday are Johnny Sisk, halfback; Damon Wetzel, fullback and Bronko Nagurski, fullback.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - The deadline for reservations on tickets for the Packer-Bear game is 9 o'clock, Friday evening, E.A. Spachmann, director of sales, reminded fans today. All reservations not picked up by that time positively will be placed on open sale Saturday morning.
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - August (Mike) Michalske, the
veteran guard of the Green Bay Packers, was back in
uniform today as the Bays drilled for the Chicago Bears,
and all but two of the Green Bay backs will be available
for at least part-time duty on Sunday. Those two who
will not play, however, are Clarke Hinkle and Roger
Grove. Just how much use Arnold Herber and George
Sauer will be to the team Sunday is problematical, but
both probably will get into the game. Hank Bruder,
another injured back, also may play. Improvement of
the Packer backfield problem, coupled with definite
reports from Chicago that the Bears may perform
without several key men, have shifted the odds on the
game to even money. Some fans earlier in the week
were picking the Bears by a couple of touchdowns, but
with Michalske back in the fold, the Bay backs picking
up steam, and such Bears as Masterson, Dunlap,
Pollock, Franklin and Richards doubtful players, Green
Bay gridiron stock is on the upgrade. Regardless, the
Packers are preparing to make a furious showing 
against the Chicagoans. Drills this week have been
behind locked gates at City stadium, as the squad
prepared to make a do-or-die stand against the former
National champions. The status of Michalske, which
was becoming something of a municipal controversy,
was settled late yesterday when the dependable ace,
termed "the guard of the century" for reasons well
recognized along the entire National league front,
signed his 1935 contract. Michalske, good for in any
man's game for 60 minutes, has a better right to the
name "Iron Mike" than Mikulak of the Chicago Cardinals
who was kept well under control by the Packer linemen
last Sunday...CAHN TO REFEREE: Officials for the
game on Sunday, selected by Joe Carr, NFL president,
are the following: Bobby Cahn, Chicago, referee; G.E.
Brown, Kankakee, Ill., umpire; R.E. Erdlitz, Oshkosh,
head linesman; and James Keefe, Milwaukee, field
judge. The Bears will arrive at 10:15 Saturday night on
the Milwaukee Road, and will be quartered at the
Beaumont hotel. They will leave for Chicago on a 
special train immediately after the game Sunday. A
large delegation of Chicago fans will follow the team
here. George Halas, owner and coach of the Bears, has
received more than 200 request for tickets.
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - With game time little more than
48 hours away, and tickets flowing from the sales
headquarters like forward passes in the last period, the
Green Bay Packers today continued their secret drills
for the Bears of Chicago, their Sunday opponents at
City stadium. Today's practice was expected to reveal
just what Coach E.L. Lambeau may expect from his
injured backs, but he made no secret of the fact that
the chances of Clarke Hinkle, Arnold Herber and Roger
Grove entering Sunday's game are very remote. These
three backs, with George Maddox, tackle, have not 
even been in physical condition to run signals with the
team, and if they appear at all against the Bears, their
effectiveness will be doubtful...BOTH RUNS SIGNALS:
Packer fans, however, will see something of George 
Sauer and Hank Bruder, which means that the crippled
backfield which last Sunday battled gamely and vainly
against the Chicago Cardinals will be a shade closer to
normal. Burder and Sauer both were able to run signals today. Last night the Packers sat at the Beaumont hotel from 7:30 until 10 o'clock, listening to the coach at a skull practice, and swapping their own ideas as to the best methods of stopping the Bears. The best method appeared to be to score a few touchdowns, and Lambeau indicated that the team's offense will be on display definitely Sunday afternoon. Herber's absence seriously handicaps the team as to forward passing, and Hinkle's line bucking will be missed sorely, but the return of Sauer and Bruder may partly
make up for the deficit...WON'T BELIEVE RUMORS:
Rumors that the Bears are not in top shape for the
battle on Sunday are persistent, although Lambeau
refuses to believe them until he personally sees the
Chicago regulars sitting on the bench. Reports have it
that Bronko Nagurski, among others, is not in condition
to play a great deal, but no one has said anything about
Beattie Feathers, Jack Manders and the other backfield
threats. Game time will be at 2 o'clock.
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - Pittsburgh with a 17 to 7 win to
its credit over the Philadelphia Eagles will be at home 
on Sunday to the New York Giants, 1934 champions.
The Pirates are all tuned for the fray and it may mean
trouble for Owens and Co...The oldest rivals in the NFL,
the Chicago Bears and Packers, are booked for a battle
royal at Green Bay. These clubs have been bitter foes
on the chalk marked field for over some 15 years...
Armand Nicolai, who earned his gridiron spurs at
Duquesne U, is booting a wicked foot for the Pirates.
In the game against Philadelphia Niccolai came through
with a 47-yard field goal. This is quite some kick...The
Cardinals got off on the right side in the pennant case
by defeating the Packers 7 to 6 on Coach Curly
Lambeau's own lot. Smith, once Oregon end, grabbed
the pass which sewed up the combat...Swede Johnston
broke into the scoring table for Green Bay on the
receiving end of a forward pass but Bob Monnett. ex-Michigan State back, fozzled the try for extra point which would have made the elevens all square...Ed Manske, new end for Philadelphia, got the Eagles' lone touchdown in the Pittsburgh game via the overhead route. Manske in his days at Northwestern was a great pass receiver. During 1934, he was coaching in Boston...John Reardon, a member of the New York Times sport staff, is starting his eleventh year as an official in the National league. Reardon either works as field judge or headlinesman. He played his football at New Hampshire...In Nichelini, Peterson and Pangle, the Chicago Cardinals are showing three first class freshmen backs. Pangle and Peterson don't carry much poundage but have speed to burn while Nichelini is an all around stellar ball carrier...Detroit is "hot" over pro football. Last week Coach Potsey Clark of the Lions put on a game between his veterans and new players which attracted a 15,000 crowd at bargain day prices of a half dollar per ticket...Charles Bidwell, owner of the Chicago Cards, takes his football pretty seriously. He occupies a seat on the bench at every game and gives a hand to any players who need assistance when removed from the contest...Among those present at the Packer-Cardinal game last Sunday were George Halas, coach-manager-treasurer of the Chicago Bears and Potsey Clark, pilot of the Detroit Lions. Both mentors were jotting down plenty of notes...Alabama Pitts is a recent addition to the Philadelphia Eagles. He should be a good gate attraction. Although he did not participate in the game at Pittsburgh, the Smoketown fans were yelling for his appearance...Bo Molenda is still "carrying the mail" for the New York Giants. The former Michigan fullback is one of the real veterans of professional football. He played with the Yanks in New York when Charlie Pyle ran the outfit...The New York management is expecting great things again this season from Bill Morgan, tackle from the University of Oregon. This will be his second year of professional football. He was an all-American choice in 1934...Rumors are going around the circuit that all is not well with Bronko Nagurski, the Chicago Bears' bone-crushing back. However, Manager George Halas claims that the Bronk will again be fit for action in the immediate future...Nicholas Paul Lukats, one of Notre Dame's all-time gridiron heroes, will be seen in the Detroit Lions' toggery this fall. Lukas is built just right for the pro football variety. He should be a valuable player for the Lions...Big John Schneller, one of the few University of Wisconsin graduates playing pro football, is slated for another year's duty at end for Detroit. This will be his third year of pro ball. He lives in Neenah, Wis...Charlie Casper, two years out of Texas Christian, is making a determined bid for a backfield job with Pittsburgh. Last year he played with Green Bay and St. Louis. Casper scored a touchdown for the Pirates against the Phils...Herman Gundlach has followed Coach Eddie Casey from Harvard to the Boston Redskins. Gundlach captained the Crimson in 1934. The new Redskin guard was a member of the all-star team in the game at Soldiers field, Chicago...Larry Johnson, a product of Haskell, is back for another year at center for Boston. He is the only real redskin on the team. Johnson is a member of the Menominee tribe. Between seasons, he is a resident of Powell, Wis...Ralph Kercheval is kicking 'em again for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was one of the prize recruits of the pro loop in 1934. Kercheval gained national gridiron fame as a member of the University of Kentucky squads in 1932 and 1933...President Joe F. Carr seems to have hit the nail on the head with his prediction that 1935 would be postgraduate football's most successful season as there appears to be more interest than ever before in the pro grid teams.
SEPT 20 (Orangeburg, NY) - One of the hardest working aspiring players in the camp of the New York Giants at the Blue Hill Country club here is Jess Quatse, former University of Pittsburgh all-America tackle. Jess has a double incentive in his efforts to make the Giants. Not only does the dental school graduate want to make a berth on the club and the consequent financial returns, but he is out to show up his former teammates in two places...FACES FORMER MATES: The squat tackle got his start in the pro league at Green Bay and last year was with the Pirates. The Giants open their season against Pittsburgh and nothing would please Jess more than to turn in a bang-up performance against his former mates and before a hometown following. Jess' ability to rough it and makes things miserable for the Giants last year led to his coming to New York in a trade during the offseason. In one game with the Giants he cost Tex Irvin, Giant tackle, several teeth, and in numerous other incidents made it extremely unpleasant for the champions' front wall, which is one reason Coach Owen grabbed him quickly when he had a chance...ROUNDS INTO SHAPE: From the way Jess has been rounding into shape, it looks as if the ex-Pitt lineman was going to be a very useful addition. He looks to be right next to Bill Morgan, all-league tackle, on the showing in camp and is certain to see plenty of action. Another lineman who has relieved Owens' mind considerably is Bob Bellinger, 220-pound guard from Gonzaga. When Butch Gibson, all-league guard, sent word he would not return this fall the Giant mentor had a few anxious moments but Bellinger, who was in poor shape most of last season, is living up to the promise he showed on the coast during his college days.
SEPT 21 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears open their National Professional league season tomorrow at Green Bay without the services of Bronko Nagurski, their dynamic fullback, and with four other members of the squad handicapped by injuries. Nagurski, recovering from a tonsilectomy, is not expected to play for another two weeks. He submitted to an operation after an injury at training camp limited his participation in the All-Star game. Examining physicians found a toxic condition and ordered the removal of diseased tonsils in an effort to eliminate the source of Nagurski's troubles. Physicians say it will be three weeks before his system can rid itself of this toxic condition. Coach George Halas has been given no assurance that Nagurski will be able to play even after this period of convalescence. Unless the center of the trouble was eliminated by the removal of the tonsils, Nagurski will have to submit to further treatment. The other men injured are Red Pollock, Bob Dunlap, Bernie Masterson, and Ray Richards. All except Dunlap are certain to oppose Green Bay, but they will be used because Halas does not have capable replacements. Masterson will start at quarterback. His teammates in the backfield will be Beattie Feathers, Gene Ronzani and Jack Manders. Meanwhile, Halas' fears have materialized. The Packers' cripples, four regular backs, and a lineman who were unable to oppose the Cardinals last week, have returned to the squad. Halas was not worried when he left Green Bay after a scouting trip last week, having been assured by well meaning friends that Roger Grove, Arnie Herber, George Sauer, Clark Hinkle and George Maddox would not be ready for tomorrow's game. Now, however, he is considerably upset over the chances of his crippled team, which was unable to score a touchdown in the All-Star game when in good shape, against an improved Packer eleven. Despite Halas' apprehension, the Bears should defeat Green Bay.
SEPT 21 (Green Bay) - Up from the Windy City for another crack at their most bitter rivals, the Bears of Chicago tomorrow afternoon will engage the Green Bay Packers in a NFL game at City stadium. The crowd may be a sellout. The relative condition of the two teams apparently will play a major part in the decision. Half a dozen of the Bears are reported to be ailing as the result of the bruising preseason games, and the Green Bay squad, although in much better shape than last week, still is riddled with injuries. On the black side of the ledger are George Sauer, Hank Bruder and George Maddox, all of whom will be ready to battle the Bears, the latter two for the first time in the pro league. On the red side are Clarke Hinkle, Roger Grove, Arnold Herber and perhaps two guards - Lon Evans and Tiny Engebretsen - none of whom is likely to see
Chicago Cardinals (1-0) 7, Green Bay Packers (1-0) 6
​Sunday September 15th 1935 (at Green Bay)
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau paraded
his new Packer talent at the luncheon meeting of the
Lions club yesterday noon in the Beaumont hotel at a
"get acquainted" program during which each of the
guests responded with a short talk. Little reference was
made to the Packer-Cardinal game, but to a man they
announced that "it will be different next Sunday."
Sentiment likewise was unanimous that the spirit
manifest by the general public for the success of the
team could not be duplicated even in a college town. In
a short address Dr. W.W. Kelly, a Packer corporation
director, urged support of the squad by the fans "if we
are have a winning team." Dr. Kelly laid the blame of
last Sunday's defeat on the casualty list, but predicted
that with the return of most of the injured men this week
the real Packer team will be on the field for Sunday's
game with the Bears. The men, introduced by Coach
Lambeau, included Dominic Vairo, Bob Tenner and Don
Hutson, ends; George Svendsen, center; Ernie Smith
and George Maddox, tackles; Walter Kiesling, Bob 
O'Connor and Dustin McDonald, guards; George Sauer
and Herman Schneidman, backs. Tiny Engebretsen
and Cal Hubbard were also guests at the luncheon. Sol
Kramer, Warren Becker and Swede Johnston, backs,
were "missing".
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Although the Chicago Bears'
backfield in 1935 which will perform versus the Packers
at City stadium next Sunday afternoon, may have been
weakened by the loss of Carl Brumbaugh, it still
contains enough poison to provide an unhappy hour for
any professional football team. The six halfbacks who
are slated for action Sunday are half a dozen of the
fleetest and toughest backs in the NFL, the outstadning
newcomer being William Henry Pollock, the 195 pound
Penn Military college star who ran wilds in the Bear-All
Star game last month. Perhaps the greatest of the
Chicago halfbacks is the famed Beattie Feathers, once
of Tennessee's Volunteers, who registered the biggest
total gain from scrimmage of any back in the league 
last season. Then there is George Corbett, a three year
star with the Bears, who is a James Millikin graduate;
Gene Ronzani and Johnny Sisk, the Marquette aces,
and Damon Wetzel, hard smashing Ohio State back...
TICKETS STILL LEFT: On hand to see these men in
action will be the largest crowd of the Green Bay home
season. Although tickets are selling rapidly, the Bay
corporation has announced that plenty of good seats
still are available, and these may be obtained at the
Packer ticket office, Adams and E. Walnut streets. Of
great interest to Packer fans are the two greatest Bear
fullbacks, Jack Manders and Bronko Nagurski. Jack's
celebrated foot has won him a niche among gridiron
immortals, while the great Nagurski has for five years
been clearing the track for Chicago Bear ball carriers.
The quarterback assignment Sunday will be handled
jointly by Bob Dunlap, University of Oklahoma graduate;
Bernie Masterson, teammate of George Sauer of
Nebraska and the veteran Keith Molesworth. Reinforced
by the great Fred Crawford, Duke university's all-
America wingman, the Bears' end corps ranks as one 
of the best in professional football. Luke Johnsos now
serves only part time as an active player, being used to
coach the Bears' line, but there remains Bill Hewitt,
nemesis of the Packers on several occasions last season, and Bill Karr, the West Virginia flankman who always performs well against Green Bay...CARRY FOUR TACKLES: Four sturdy tackles comprise the Chicago squad's equipment at that position. Art Buss is a former Michigan Stater and weighs 217 pounds, while Milford Miller, a 223-pounder, is just getting his start in pro football. He hails from Chadron, Nebraska, State Normal. The other tackles are George Musso, the 270-pound James Millikin graduate, and Milton Trost, 215-pounder from Marquette. The Bears will bring no less than eight guards to Green Bay, many of them experienced in professional football. There is, for instance, Jules Carlson, ex-Oregon State, who hits the scale at 210 pounds, and Joe Kopcha, formerly of Alabama, whose weight is 222. Other guards available for duty are Jim McMillen, 215 pounds, Illinois; Forrest McPherson, 210 pounds, Nebraska; Charles Mucha, 192 pounds, Washington; Ray Richards, 234 pounds, Nebraska; Theodore Rosequist, 225 pounds, Ohio State, and Joe Zeller, 198 pounds, Indiana, formerly a Packer. Ookie Miller will be back at the center post to plague the Packer forwards. His weights is 204 pounds and he once played at Purdue. The other centers are Ed Kawal, 205 pounds, Illinois, and Frank Sullivan, 215 pounds, Loyola of the south.
SEPT 17 (Chicago) - George Halas, coach and owner of the Chicago Bears, returned from a scouting trip to Green Bay yesterday to find eight members of his squad under the care of the club physician. The physician's report and his own observation at Green Bay, where he saw the Cardinals defeat the Packers, 7 to 6, left Halas greatly upset. The Bears open their season at Green Bay Sunday. The cripples worried Halas mostly. Five men were hurt, all of them too seriously to make certain their availability at Green Bay, in the exhibition at Kenosha, Wis., Sunday. Bernie Masterson, regular quarterback, suffered a severe thigh bruise. Bob Dunlap, Masterson's relief, wrenched an ankle and was unable to report for practice yesterday. Reds Pollock, the highly regarded rookie halfback, received a shoulder injury which left his arm paralyzed. Ben Franklin, reserve fullback, received a leg injury and Ray Richards, veteran guard, was unable to walk because of a similar complaint...NAGURSKI STILL OUT: Johnny Sisk, halfback, and Damon Wetzel, fullback, were injured a week ago at La Crosse, Wis., and Bronko Nagurski has not recovered from an operation and early season injury. This leaves Halas with only Jack Manders for fullback in the game with Green Bay and makes it necessary to move George Corbett, veteran halfback, up to quarterback to relieve Masterson, or start the game if the husky Nebraskan does not recover. Meanwhile, the Cardinals rested up after their conquest at Green Bay...PETERSON HELPS ATTACK: The Green Bay game established the Cardinals as a contender in the National league race. The Cardinals made 12 first downs to Green Bay's six and piled up a total of 199 yards to 88 for the Packers. They made 121 yards on running plays, Russell getting 58 in 14 attempts and Peterson 56 in 17.
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - It was a rough and tough game all the way through at City stadium yesterday. The love lost between the Cardinals and the Packers was just about as minute as that lost between the Bears and the Bays...Mikulak was the center of a good bit of the contact work, and some of the Packers took particular pleasure in cracking him down. Rose started pushing Mikulak around in the first quarter, and Goldenberg was taking a few pokes at him later in the game. Mikulak looked as if he felt it, too...In the final  minutes of play a pass to Tenner went wild, the ball just going over his head. Cuppoletti, who was covering him, shouted at Tenner, "I wish you had caught that one, boy." Tenner replied, "I'll get one later on."...When some of the boys were run out of bounds, there was some scuffling going on. And every time the play was near the Packer bench there was an interchange of not exactly complimentary remarks between the players...Cuppoletti played a good game in the Cardinal line. He was through the hole clearing our tacklers all afternoon. Hughes was another Card who seemed effective. He was well liked by the Packer players, too, as he exhibited some fine sportsmanship at various times, helping injured players to their feet, and other examples of friendliness...Holding was not noticed so much by officials. On the only pass play that was directed at Hutson, the former Alabama all-American, was held in his spot until it was too late. Later the same thing happened to Milt Gantenbein...People are apt to discredit the strength of a team like the Cardinals. Because they have been hearing nothing but New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for the past couple of seasons the fans lose track of a comer. The Cardinals have come a long way since house cleaning...One of the best sidelights of all at any Packer game is Coach Curly Lambeau. Sunday he was bobbing up and down like a trout fly. The rest of the boys on the bench were in about the same nervous state...Policemen, both city and county, are among the strongest supporters of the team. Many have worked the games for several seasons. They keep the sidelines clear and are responsible for general good conduct. Some, including Sergeant Oran Wall, follow the team to Milwaukee and Chicago...Sideline talk is interesting. One learns that Bobby Cahn resents being termed "public enemy No. 1" as he as in a broadcast last year. He will never be popular with local fans, however. One enthusiastic supporter cried, "Give the referee the ball, he'll make a touchdown for you" when the Cardinals were in doubt about what play to use...There was a waiter in one of the hot dog stands at the park who earned about as much dislike as the Cardinal team. With about a hundred hungry fans standing about, the waiter would stop to argue with a customer, and made several of the boys get down to their knees to get service...Arnie Herber got into the game at the last minute to heave a few passes in an attempt to pull another touchdown out of the fire. He was limping when he went in, and on the first play he was called on five Cardinal players rushed him and threw him down, but the West Side star was back on his feet again and passed on the next play, it being intercepted by Sarboe as the gun went off.
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - Although the Packers might have escaped with a tie at City stadium yesterday afternoon, your real fan agreed that any team capable of holding the Cardinals to one point this season is going to play a lot of real football. Possibly the greatest factors in the Packer defeat were the group of crippled backs who witnessed the contest from the bench, and an unwillingness by the Bays to block and tackle at important moments in the game when a particularly direct effort might have saved a lot of trouble. The presence of Hinkle in the backfield, affording a threat to keep the Cardinal backs closer to the line, would have aided the Green Bay aerial attack, particularly if Herber has been in shape to throw passes accurately. Arnie made a game effort when he entered the game in the fourth period, but he had all he could do to stand up, and the mauling he got from four or five Cardinals who broke through the Packer line on the first pass plays didn't improve his physical condition a bit. There's one thing to remember: even though they only did lose by a single point, the Packer team which yesterday battled the Cardinals is far from the team which, its injured players once again available for service, should be ready to meet National league opposition during the October schedule. A word to the wolves - don't see the Packers short.
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - The Packers came out of yesterday's game with the Cardinals in good shape physically, Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, announced today. Lon Evans, guard, was shaken up the worst, incurring an injury to his left shoulder, but he probably will be ready for action next Sunday. Buckets Goldenberg injured his arm, but not seriously, and injuries to other players were light. All members of the squad should be able to see service against the Chicago Bears next week, Dr. Kelly said.
SEPT 17 (Orangeburg, NY) - The New York Giants, champions of the NFL, will spend the week prior to their engagement with the Packers in Green Bay Sept. 29, at the St. John's Military academy in Delafield, Wis. This decision was reached by Coach Steve Owen after seeing what beneficial results attended the current training session in a secluded country spot. The Giant tutor is hopeful that with the week's training in Delafield between the Pittsburgh game next Sunday and the Green Bay task the Giants will not have the letdown in physical conditioning that has hampered them in past western trips...IN GOOD CONDITION: Owen saw what shape the Bears were in after their early conditioning at Delafield and was overjoyed when school authorities consented to his bringing the New York team there for conditioning while in the West. The Giants, after two week in training camp, are in the best preseason condition they have attained in the past five seasons. There is hardly a serious injury and except for a few mild touchers of the grippe following a week of steady rain, the squad has been in good health. Three exhibition games and two intersquad scrimmages have shown the team to better advantage than any early season works Coach Owen has ever had...MACKORELL LOOKS GOOD: Some of the recruits, especially John Mackorell, Davidson college quarterback, have been sensational and it looks now as if the southern ball carrier, who also kicks and passes well, will be in the starting backfield when the champions invade the midwest. Mackorell comes from a tiny school but he starred for Davidson against such teams as Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State, running 85 yards to score against Hunk Anderson's club.
action. Evans and Engebretsen were cracked up in the Cardinal contest, and they probably won't get in much playing time tomorrow. The Packers have Mike Michalske back, however, and he is expected to make up much of the shortage at the guard positions. The rest of the Packer squad is is in fine fettle, primed for a great stand against the Bears, for whom little affection is lost. They'll have to be in shape, because the battering of such backfield rams as Beattie Feathers, Jack Manders and Johnny Sisk will try the Green Bay defenses to the limit...STORM TICKET OFFICE: With Packer and Bear fans storming the ticket office today, it appeared likely that the "standing room only" sign will be hung on City stadium by game time, which is 2 p.m. The Packers and Bears meet but twice this season, relinquishing the three game series plan of recent years. The second and last meeting of the rivals will be Oct. 27 at Wrigley field, Chicago. Fans entering the stadium Sunday who have to cross the field to their seats are urged to follow the cinder path in the rear of the west end stands, and not pass in front of the stands, as no one will be admitted to those west end stands who do not possess tickets. Men working on the staff at the stadium are requested to be on hand at 12 o'clock.
SEPT 21 (Green Bay) - Something pretty definite on the Green Bay professional football season is going to be revealed at City stadium tomorrow afternoon, and half the pro fans in the state of Wisconsin are going to be on hand to see what happens. We believe that the Packers can and will defeat the Chicago Bears. The reasons are these: The Green Bay backfield, reinforced by the return of Sauer and Bruder, should be 50 percent more effective than that used against the Cardinals, although even now the Packer backs are considerably short of being in normal condition. The signing of Mike Michalske has guaranteed Coach Lambeau a guard capable of 60 minutes of hard football, who is thoroughly experienced in the Bears' style of play. The Bears should be weaker than most of us expect. Lyman and Brumbaugh are missing, and there is considerable doubt as to the condition of Masterson, Dunlap, Richards, Nagurski and others. Beattie Feathers may get better blocking from someone else than he got from the Bronk, but we doubt it. Lastly the Packers have a habit of coming back with a brilliant defeat after a disappointing showing. Last year they made a dismal showing against the Cardinals in Milwaukee, and one week later they were kicking the daylights out of Detroit's strongest team at the Michigan city. We like a score of 14 to 0.
SEPTEMBER 21 (Green Bay) - Professional football's greatest rivalry, that between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, will be renewed at Green Bay in the second National league start in the City stadium Sunday afternoon. The Packers will be at full strength for the first time this year. Roger Grove, halfback, and George Maddox, tackle, who have been out of uniform for past encounters reported for practice this week. Other players have also recovered from less serious injuries. Continuation of the duel for
supremacy between the Packers and Bears, both former league champions, promises to attract a record crowd although ticket officials announce that good reservations are still available. Studding the Chicago lineup are such gems as Jack Manders, whose brilliant kicking had helped keep the Bears out of hot water for several seasons, Bronko Nagurski, also a former Minnesota fullback whose fame is widespread, Beattie Feathers, former Tennessee halfback and All-American and the mighty Bill Hewitt, one of the greatest ends in the game. Against this veteran lineup the Packers will send George Sauer, Nebraska All-American who will play his first National league game, Don Hutson, former Alabama end, Arnie Herber, outstanding forward passing halfback, and the veteran Cal Hubbard who returned to the Packers this year after a year of coaching in the south. The Packers lineup contains more new men than it has in several years while the Bears again have one of the strongest veteran combinations in the circuit. Outstanding among this year's Chicago recruits are Red Pollock, the former Penn Military halfback, and Frank Crawford, end from Duke University.
SEPT 22 (Chicago) - Divisional champions in the NFL open their season today, the Bears, western title holders, meeting the Packers at Green Bay and the New York Giants, holders of the eastern and league titles, playing at Pittsburgh. The Bears' invasion of Green Bay will mark the thirty-third meeting of the two teams, which began their series back in 1921. The Bears have won the last seven games, but face an improved an improved Packer eleven today, one which will be at full strength, while they themselves are beset with injuries. Bernie Masterson, regular quarterback; Bob Dunlap, his relief; Red Pollock, rookie halfback sensation, and Ray Richards, veteran guard, are handicapped by injuries received in last week's exhibition at Kenosha, Wis. Nevertheless all except Dunlap are certain to face the Packers...NAGURSKI CHIEF CASUALTY: The chief casualty, however, is Bronko Nagurski, fullback, around whose unstoppable charges the Bears have built three champion teams, Nagurski is recovering from a tonsilectomy, which, it is hoped, will eliminate a toxic condition and permit convalescence from a hip injury. Other National league teams are watching today's Green Bay game with intense anticipation. To them Nagurski has always been the Bears. Several coaches expect the once invincible Chicagoans to fall apart without the battering Nagurski to smash holes in opposing lines and clear the way for the fleet Beattie Feathers...LEAGUE'S MOST FEARED PLAYERS: Nagurski's presence in the lineup exerted an important psychological influence, not only on the Bears, but upon their opponents. He has been the most feared player in the league for three years and no team relished an opportunity to test its defense against his crushing charges. Opponents who generally operate with only a modicum of success against the Bears will oppose them with a new confidence this year if it is proven at Green Bay today that the Bears without Nagurski are just another professional league team. Until Nagurski returns, and Owner George Halas has no assurances from physicians that he will be back for another month, Jack Manders, placekicking star who has been Nagurski's relief, will play fullback. The satisfaction that opponents will get out of Nagurski's absence is apt to be knocked into a cocked hat by Manders. He is no Nagurski, but National league rivals who are estimating his ability on his showing the last two years will find the Bears are better fortified at fullback than they surmise. Manders is blocking and hitting the line with a vengeance. Where he was almost a total loss in interference last year, he has become a deadly blocker... PACKERS' CRIPPLES RETURN: Green Bay, fortified by a quintet of cripples who were missing last week when the Cardinals opened the season with a 7 to 6 victory over the Packers, will give Manders, and also the Bears, a definite test today. The Packers will have four backs, George Sauer, fullback; Roger Grove, quarterback; Clark Hinkle and Arnie Herber, halfbacks, in shape for today's game. George Maddox, big tackle who has been out with an injury, also is available. Halas left Green Bay last week, after scouting the Packers in the Cardinal game, fairly optimistic. He had been assured by friends that Hinkle, Sauer, et al., would not be ready for today's game. But now that they are back he is genuinely apprehensive. Quarterback continues to be a problem for Halas. Masterson and Dunlap have yet to master the Bear offense sufficiently to be classed with Carl Brumbaugh, who resigned to become an assistant coach at West Virginia.