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Chicago Cardinals (4-0) 13, Green Bay Packers (1-1-2) 7

Sunday October 10th 1926 (at Green Bay)



(GREEN BAY) - "Well Done" Dunn and some 17 other gridders sporting the colors of the Chicago Cardinals administered a 13 to 7 licking to the Green Bay Packers here Sunday afternoon at the City stadium in a National league game before a crowd slightly topping the 5,000 mark. Back in 1923, October 28 to be exact, the Packers took a fine walloping from the Racine Legion. Since that time, they hadn't been upset in their own backyard until Chris O'Brien and his hirelings from the Stock Yards district in the Windy City pulled the stunt yesterday.


In justice to the Cardinals, it must be said they deserved everything they got. They were a better team than the Packers yesterday. The visitors' line played wonderful football and there never was any better exhibition of tackle play on a Green Bay grid than uncorked by Weller and Ellis. This Ellis sported a mustache, etc., but he carried on without a head guard and what he did was aplenty. And Weller wasn't far behind him. These two tackles got plenty of assistance from Claypool at center, who at times looked like a whole team in himself.


It was Dunn who hurled the cowhide to McDonald for the first Cardinals' score in the second quarter. The toss was bullet-like and it went straight to the mark. Then Red kicked the goal. The third stanza hadn't gone very far when the former Marquetter, standing on the 22-yard line, off at an angle, placekicked the oval through the uprights for another three points. Again in the fourth round, Dunn came through with his second field goal from the 28-yard marker. Dunn certainly earned his pay check for Sunday's game and Chris O'Brien, strange as it may seem, will probably smile when he hands it to the redhead. Rhoddy Lamb gave a great exhibition of ball carrying and his partner, McDonald, a former Duluthian, looked slippery as an eel. And then there was the veteran Bob Koehler, who would do a nosedive over the line whenever a couple of yards were needed. The invaders had it over the Packers like a tent in the first half. The crowd was dumbfounded with the way that the Bays were forced to take their medicine. The Cards ran rings around the blue and gold but several stonewall defenses eliminated further damage.


Starting the second half, the Packers' backfield was shaken up a bit. It took the ponies a few minutes to find their bearings and in the meantime, Dunn booted a a field goal making the score 10-0 against the Packers. Things didn't look so good as the teams lined up to receive the next kickoff. However, the Packers received, and, when Lidberg chased the ball back about 30 yards, it seemed to put new life in the Bays. Then the procession started and down the the field went the Packers. Lidberg would crash the line while Kotal and McAuliffe would slash off tackle. Finally Purdy hurled a pass to O'Donnell for a substantial gain and a few plays later, Flaherty nabbed one out of the air. He was dumped on the 11-yard line. The Packers slashed through for a first down and then Lidberg smashed through for a touchdown. Incidentally, this was the first time this year the Cardinals had been scored on. Purdy dropkicked for the extra point and the Packer followers began to think that life was worth living after all.


The Bays carried on lot more pep but the Cardinals, still sitting on the top of the world, weren't to be outdone. Several breaks and two intercepted passes put the Packers in a hole again as the Cardinals were again within scoring distance. Thrice did the invaders hurl themselves against the line without much yardage. However, Dunn brushed the dust off his educated shoe and another field goal resulted. The 


score was 13 to 7. However, a touchdown would turn defeat into victory and the Packers are never beat until the last gun booms. Time was slipping by pretty fast and there was about three minutes to go when several well directed passes took the ball past midfield and into Cardinal territory. Umpire Erdlitz ruled that Harris was interfered with while trying to grab a pass on the Cardinals' 25-yard line. This gave the ball to the Bays on the spot of penalty and the crowd was in an uproar.


It was another one of those sensational finishes of the storybook variety. Three times did Captain Lambeau hurl passes and on each attempt the Cardinals, fighting like madmen, knocked them down. As the oval was passed to Lambeau for the fourth attempt, the timer's gun boomed and it was all over but the shouting. About 75 Cardinal rooters, who had made the trip up from "Chi" threw their hats in the air and went wild with delight, while the other 5,425 spectators gloomily wended their way out of the ballpark. It was a tough game to lose but the Packers went down fighting. If the Bays had played the same brand of ball in the first half as they did in the closing quarters, it might have been a different story to tell. One thing is sure: Lidberg, Kotal, McAuliffe and Purdy certainly won a home with the Packer followers.


Although the crowd did not quite come up to expectations, the spectators will all be back again because they saw an exhibition of "He-man" football. Although the game was bitterly contested, it was cleanly played and, aside from several offside penalties and interferences on Harris, there were no other violations of the rules seen by the officials. Among those present at the game were a delegation of the Notre Dame football squad who stopped off here en route back from Minneapolis where on Saturday they handed Minnesota a gridiron lesson to the tune of 20 to 7. The West De Pere, some 20 strong, were guests of De. J.P. Lenfestery at the fray.


Between halves, Battery B staged a guard mount while the American Legion band uncorked appropriate music. The military exhibition made a big hit with the crowd and the soldier boys drew a round of applause as they marched off the field on the completion of their maneuvers. After Chris O'Brien has come to a settlement on the split of the gate, he had this to say about Green Bay and its football: "This was our first time here but we are willing to come again. Our treatment both on and off the field was splendid. If there were more towns like Green Bay, I would be willing to travel oftener. So far as your Packer team is concerned, I don't think there are any much better in the National league. As a matter of fact, my Cardinals played their best game of the season here today."

CHI CARDINALS -  0  7  3  3 - 13

GREEN BAY     -  7  0  0  0 -  7


1ST - GB - Cully Lidberg, 2-yard run (Pid Purdy kick) GREEN BAY 7-0

2ND - CHI - Mickey MacDonnell, 10-yard pass from Red Dunn (Dunn kick) TIED 7-7

3RD - CHI - Dunn, 22-yard field goal CHICAGO CARDINALS 10-7

4TH - CHI - Dunn, 28-yard field goal CHICAGO CARDINALS 13-7



OCT 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers will start their 1926 defense of the Badger state professional football championship on Sunday at the City stadium where they will attempt to send the Milwaukee Badgers back to the Brewery-town on the short end of the final score. The Bays have ruled supreme in Badger postgraduate gridiron circles since 1918 and they have no intentions of surrendering their title this fall although it must be admitted that Johnny Bryan's crew from the Cream City is likely to prove a tough nut to crack...LOOKING BETTER NOW: A few weeks back, little attention was paid to the Badgers because it was figured that they would be "small fry" in the pro league race. However, the situation is somewhat different now as the Milwaukee club has been stepping along at a lively clip and looking better at each start. Aside from Dilweg and Neacy, who are rated as one of the best pair of ends in the country today, the Badgers haven't any All-Americans in their lineup. However, it is a hustling young team filled with pep and vinegar and there is a lot of harmony in the aggregation. Manager Bryan is a stickler for practice. He slaps a fine on any of his players who fail to show up for their "daily dozen" and besides working the gridders, at least three hours every day, the Milwaukee team has blackboard talks twice weekly...DOWNER SOUNDS WARNING: George Downer, the Milwaukee sport scribe, was here Sunday to cover the Cardinal-Packer game for his paper, had this to say about the Bryanites: "You don't want to underestimate the Milwaukee club. They are a hustling outfit. True enough, aside from Dilweg, Neacy and Byran, they are without individual stars but they play but they


play but they play a machine-like style of football that is going to win a lot of games. I'm not saying that the Packers are in for a trimming but just the same it is going to be a battle all the way. Bryan has been priming his team for the Green Bay skirmish and his players will be right on edge when the whistle blows here Sunday."


OCT 13 (Milwaukee) - The Badgers will invade Green Bay next Sunday with two of the greatest ends in the NFL - men who played up to the famous Brick Muller of Los Angeles. And, moreover, they are two of the tallest ends in the business. Dilweg, of Marquette, in two games in which he has clashed with Muller, has been rated by critics as as good a man, if not better, than the Californian. In the East-West game on the coast last New Year's, Dilweg came out with all the honors. In the Marquette-Buccanneer game game a week ago, Dilweg and Muller were the stars of the contest, with Dilweg showing to advantage except in the one instance when Muller got away for a touchdown. Repeatedly Dilweg brought down forward passes against a three-man guard, and was responsible for many yards while the coast team, outside of a couple of passes, made their distance only once in the contest. Teaming with Dilweg is Clem Neacy of Colgate - classing only a slight degree under his teammate and the famous Brick. Neacy plays a wonderful defensive game and is always dangerous on receiving passes...BOTH OVER SIX FEET: Dilweg is 6 feet, 2 inches tall; Neacy is one inch taller. Both were basketball stars. Both are fast in getting down under punts. And both are sure, hard tackles. There is considerable height to the Milwaukee line. Ashmore, of Gonzaga, tackle, is a six footer. Gay is a six-footer, and Oxie Lane, the old Marquette captain, is six feet, four inches tall. Donnigan, of Minnesota, and Kuick, of Beloit, hit at about five feet, ten inches. Burks is in a class with Donnigan and Kuick. He is light for a center, but more than makes up for his weight disadvantages in high fighting aggressiveness. In the game against the Chicago Bears, Burks with one arm practically in a sling held the giant Trafton even.



OCT 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Kewaunee, Casco and vicinity will be represented by a young army of football fans at the Packer-Milwaukee state championship pro football game here on Sunday afternoon at the City stadium. Every Sunday a flock of gridiron enthusiasts from the "K-C" sector invade the Bay to see the Packers perform but the crowd this Sunday is going to be twice as big and then some. And the reasons is Stan Kuick. A few years back, Kuick was the mainstay of the Kewaunee High eleven, and, in those days, the Bohemians around this section held their own with the teams around this section mainly due to Kuick's super ability as a gridder. The brilliant play of the Kewaunee husky attracted the attention of Tommy Mills at Beloit and he was invited to attend the institution in Fairyland...NAMED ON ALL-WESTERN: It didn't take Kuick very long to make the varsity grade at Beloit and he was a first stringer for three years. Last fall he went so good that Walter Eckersall named Kuick on one of his all-Western elevens at a guard position. The day after Kuick got his sheepskin at Beloit, Red Bryan, manager of the Milwaukee club, arrived on the scene and signed him to a Badger contract. The former Kewaunee star has been playing bang up ball for the Badgers and last Sunday he was one of the stars in the Racine game. Naturally, his hometown folks are mighty proud of the big fellow and they are all coming out Sunday to see him perform against the Packers...WILL BRING CRACK BAND: The 32-piece Kewaunee band is going to make the trip here and the Kewaunee High school eleven will also be on the job as guests of the Green Bay Football corporation. A block of 250 tickets has been sent to Kewaunee and, according to W.H. Marquard, who is in charge of the "Kuich Day" turnout, the ducats are moving briskly.


OCT 14 (Milwaukee) - The west coach, which has attained fame in the football world in recent years, is well represented on the Milwaukee Badgers football team. Four of the most noted stars of recent years on the Pacific coast teams are with Red Bryan's squad - Ashmore, of Gonzaga, tackle; Slater, of Washington State, fullback; Abel, of the University of Washington, quarterback, and Joe Burks, of Washington State, center...SLATER AND ASHMORE: Best known of the four, perhaps, are Ashmore and Slater. Ashmore has been out for a year, but he has shown better and better with Milwaukee as the season progressed, and has made some of the All American selections of the NFL know that they were playing football. He is easily one of the best linemen in the league - which means in the country. Dukes Slater is a plunging fullback - the kind of a man needed when the teams has one or two yards to go. He backs up the line like a trojan. He is not a spectacular player, but the kind of man who can be depended upon when the fighting is tough. In Joe Burks the Badgers boast one of the best centers in the country. The coast man is light - weighing only 171 pounds. But he plays football all the time, is cool, a sure passer, and good on offense and defense.


OCT 14 (Kewaunee) - A reception second to nine will given to Stanley Kuich, formerly of this city, now a member of the Milwaukee Badger football team, when he appears next Sunday at Green Bay in a game in which his team will be pitted against the Big Bay Blues. The Kewaunee Liberty band will lead a big delegation from this vicinity over to Green Bay to give moral support to Kuich in "doing his stuff". While fans from this section are enthusiastic boosters for the Packers ordinarily this time their hearts will be with Kuich, whose splendid record in high school and college athletic activity has stamped him as one of the best athletes who ever donned the Purple and Gold colors of the local high school...GOOD IN HIGH SCHOOL: For four years Kuich was a member of the local high school gridders. In the first two he starred as tackle and in the latter two years he was generally regarded as the leading fullback in this section of the state. Buck Leitl, who is one of the most important cogs in Coach Little's machine at the University of Wisconsin this year, and was Kuich's coach and laid the foundation for his successful career on the chalk-marked field. Back in 1921 in a game against Oconto high which resulted in a victory for Kewaunee by a 30 to 0 score, Kuich starred throughout the game. In that fray, which was one of the most strenuous on his Kewaunee schedule that season, Kuich carried the ball for thirteen consecutive first downs. In every other game he did as well and his work was a big factor in several of the most successful seasons that the local high enjoyed in the past decade...STARRED WITH BELOIT: For four years after leaving Kewaunee, Stan was at Beloit and Coach Tommy Mills depended upon him to a great extent many times in his team's contests to make yardage when necessary. In one of the most important games, that against Lawrence,


Kuich was in every play that was attempted and when yardage for a first down was necessary he could be invariably depended upon to secure it. In the Badger games this year it is Dilweg and Kuich and the husky former Kewaunee high school star is coming through with laurels in every game. As the only Kewaunee boy who has ever entered professional football, Kuich will attract a crowd of several hundred fans from this locality to the Bay next Sunday and they will be pulling for him ever minute of the time. It's going to be a great game and there'll be plenty of noise and moral support for the Badgers from this delegation, which will include all of the members of the local high school grid squad, who will be guests of the Packer management on this occasion.


OCT 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - President Joe Carr of the NFL has appointed three Chicagoans to handle Sunday's state championship game which will be played here at the City stadium between the Packer and Milwaukee Badgers. George Lawrie will referee; G.A. Brown is the umpire and R.G. St. John will hold the head linesman's job. Lawrie worked one of the games here last year but it will be the first appearance of Brown and St. John on a Green Bay gridiron...WANT TO SEE DILWEG: The football fans here are eager to catch a glimpse of the mighty Dilweg in action. This all-American product from Marquette came mighty near being a Packer, but at the last minute, decided to stick with his hometown team. Dilweg has been playing "wonder" ball for the Badgers this season. Clarke Fischer will probably get a chance to display his gridiron wares before the home folks. He is one of the Milwaukee halfbacks. Fischer played some football here when a youngster before entering Marquette high. After completing his prep school course, he entered the university and saw some varsity service. Last season he starred with Catholic "U" in Washington D.C. According to reports from Milwaukee, Orwoll, the crack slabster, who helped keep the Brewers in the A.A. pennant chase, will be in the Milwaukee backfield. If he can toss a football the way he bends a baseball, he should be a dangerous man in the air attack.


OCT 15 (Milwaukee) - Orwoll, well know Brewer hurler, is slated to start in a halfback position for the Badgers when they face Green Bay on Sunday. The baseball slabster has finally found his football legs and during the past week has been showing a lot of class in practice. Orwoll is a left hander passer and Captain Johnny Bruan has been making good use of him in a running attack. Orwoll played four years of varsity football at Luther college and was rated as one of the best backs in the midwest...STAY AT NORTHLAND: The Badgers scrimmaged against the Milwaukee Normal on Thursday and the Teachers had enough after about a half hour mix up. Light signal drill is the schedule for Friday. The team and its followers will motor to Green Bay on Saturday. The squad leaves here tomorrow afternoon about 4 o'clock. The Badgers will headquarter at the Northland hotel at the Bay. "If the Packers beat us they will know they have been through a football game." This was Johnny Bryan's reply after being asked what was going to happen on Sunday. "I know the Packers have a great club but we haven't been going so bad this fall. It is going to be a real ball game and I think we have an even chance to take the Big Bay Blues into camp."


OCT 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Chicago Cards retained their lead in the pro league wheel last Sunday by journeying to Green Bay and throwing the Packers for a 13 to 7 loss. It was the first time in three years that the Bays got bumped on their home lot...Sprinkling passes all over the field, Ernie Nevers and his Eskimos from Duluth had little trouble in swamping Doc Young's Hammond club, 26 to 0. The Polar Bears' air offense paved the way for most of the scoreboard counts...The Hartford Blues are finding the sledding in Joe Carr's grid loop sort of tough going. The Easterners have drawn some of the best clubs in the race as early season opponents and, as a result, have dropped four games in a row...Hitting on all eleven, the Philadelphia Yellowjackets buried the Buffalo outfit by the one-sided score of 30 to 0 in Quakertown last Saturday. Chamberlain & Co. looked like champions when in possession of the oval...Three games booked over last weekend fell by the wayside. Philadelphia's game in Buffalo and the Columbus at Hartford fray were rained out while Louisville cancelled the invasion of the Los Angeles eleven...The New York Giants got bumped off 7 to 0 at the hands of the Chicago Bears. The Broadwayites were figured to twist the Bruins' tail but the Halas-Sternaman combination came across with their best ball game of the season...After three straight upsets, the Detroit Panthers broke in the win column at the expense of the Kansas City Cowboys by the score of 10 to 0. On paper, Conzelman's crew looks just as cool as any of the spokes in the wheel...Pottsville continued on its victory sprees by smearing the Dayton Triangles, 24 to 0. The Ohioans were unable to make any progress against the Miners who appear to have a team equally as strong as the husky 1925 outfit...Brooklyn earned a place in the football world by handling Hartford a 6 to 0 reversal. The Dodgers, although a young club, show lots of fight and some of the critics pick them to win a lot of games in the next two months...Milwaukee got off on the right foot in the Badger state championship race by downing Racine, 13 to 2. The Tornadoes counted a safety early in the first stanza but the Brewers came back fast with a pair of touchdowns...Providence displayed a smooth working attack in its 19 to 0 victory over Columbus. The Buckeye state gridders put up a stubborn battle but the Steamrollers slashing attack always produced the necessary yardage...Canton and Akron fought it out to a 0 to 0 tie. These veteran aggregations both displayed a stonewall defense and ground gaining was reduced to a minimum on each side. The rivals resorted to punting quite frequently...Dinger Doane played a lead role in the Detroit win over Kansas City. The fullbacker scooped up a loose ball and a touchdown resulted. Doane has been in the game for years but he is still spry when hopping on foe fumbles...Jim Thorpe is chasing the cowhide again. The star of other days boobed up in moleskins with Canton and got in some real action against Akron. The aged Indian showed signs of fight and stood up under fire well as usual...Rube Ursella and Fritz Pollard, who have been in the game since before the forward pass days, are still holding their own as backfielders with the Akron pros. Pollard is just as fast as ever while Ursella isn't growing old...Wostoupal, a product of Nebraska, has solved the worries of Manager Andrews of the Kansas City club about his center position. The former Cornhusker is passing perfectly and his aggressive line play features for the Cowboys...McBride, former Syracuse fullback, carries about half of the offensive load for the New York Giants. In the Bear fray, Mac is responsible for a number of first downs besides making good use of his booting hoof...Ossie Orwoll, who gained considerable fame with the Milwaukee Brewers as a speed ball pitcher in the A.A. race, is being used as a halfback by Johnny Bryan's Badgers. Orwoll's main specialty is tossing forward passes...Jack Minton, who used to play center for the Staleys, is back in togs again. Minton is filling in for the Racine club at the snapper-back post while Kibbo Brumm recovered from injuries received in the Cardinal mixup...Chris O'Brien picked up a star tackle in Ellis of Detroit. The big lineman hasn't met his equal in any game this season. The way Ellis cavorts over the field reminds one of Pete Henry when he was at the peak of his game...Lidberg, a Minnesota star, has cinched his job with the Green Bay Packers. The big fullback has already crashed his way through both Cardinal and Bear lines for touchdowns besides being a wonder in backing up a forward wall..The weekend program calls for several sectional combats that will very likely shake up the percentage table considerably. The two Chicago elevens, Bears and Cards, both with a clean record, are to have it out Sunday...New York and Philadelphia are to mix up in a pair of games. Pottsville and Brooklyn are also to double up. Providence and Hartford, old rivals on the gridiron, will meet on the Blues' home lot.



OCT 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Determined to start off on the right foot in their defense of the state professional football championship, a recharged Packer machine will prance out on the City stadium gridiron Sunday afternoon all tuned up to take a fall out of the Milwaukee Badgers, who under the leadership of Johnny Bryan, have been playing bang up ball in the pro wheel this fall. Back in 1918, the Bays Badger pro honors and they have held tight to the title ever since. Each season saw some eleven come along threatening to bump the Bays off the throne but the trick was never


accomplished. However, this fall the Bryanites look like a real threat. The Badgers are a young club, full of fight, and pep is their middle name. Bryan has his outfit on edge for Sunday's game and, according to the wise birds down along Grand ave. in Brewerytown, Milwaukee has better than an even chance to throw the Packers for a loss...BEAT RACINE, DETROIT: Of course, the army of Big Bay Blue followers can't see this line of dope at all although it is admitted that the Milwaukee club sizes up a whole lot stronger than at the start of the season. The Badgers have whipped Racine and Detroit while the Bears and Los Angeles scored wins over the Badgers. Looking at team scores, the rival elevens are evenly matched. Milwaukee beat Detroit, 6 to 0, while the Packers took the Panthers into camp, 21 to 0. The Bears beat Milwaukee, 10 to 7, while the Packers and Windy City Bruins played to a 6 to 6 tie game...PONY BACKFIELD STARS: The so-called "Pony" backfield of the Big Bay Blues will be in the lineup when the whistle blows. The Lidberg-McAuliffe-Purdy-Kotal combination sure won a lot of friends in last Sunday's fray against the Cardinals and the fans will welcome the news that this quartet is going to start. In Dilweg and Neacy, the invaders have two of the best ends in the country. Ashmore, Gay and Kuich, the pride of Kewaunee, are corking good linemen while Burks is a flyweight center who jumps around in Wally Neimann style. Behind the line, Bryan, Slater, Helmsch and Abel are better than the average performers...LIKE COLLEGE GAME: Tomorrow's fray should have some of the earmarks of an intercollegiate contest as there promises to be plenty of rooting by the followers of both sides. Milwaukee is bringing up about a hundred followers and the ranks of the Badger rooters will be swelled by a mob of fans from Kewaunee who will be there pulling for Stan Kuich, the Milwaukee guard. The Kewaunee crew is bringing along their crack Legion band. The Milwaukee contingent will all be grouped in the North reserved stands behind the Badger bench. Another big crowd is looked for as requests have been received from a number of out-of-towners for seats. Many of the football followers are keen to see Dilweg, the Marquette all-American end, in action against a team that is pretty much at home in  the air game. The game starts at the usual time, 2 p.m. Gates at the park swing open about 12:30. The Green Bay Legion band will be on hand early to tune up the crowd. Three Chicagoans, Lawrie, Brown and St. John, have been named by President Joe Carr of the NFL to handle the struggle.



OCT 16 (Milwaukee) - "Red" Johnnie Bryan and his Milwaukee Badgers will present a new combination in the backfield against the Packers Sunday. The Red Head will go in at quarterback to the position in which he is reputed to have stolen the honors from Grange during the grand American tour of the Chicago Bears last season, and the position at which he attained football fame. Murphy, of Superior, the find of the season in pro football, will go in at right half, while Heimsch, of Marquette, at the other half, and Dukes Slater at fullback. And in calling Murphy the find of the season it is an application that in his three showings to date has been well earned. Against the Detroit Panthers he was in the game for one quarter and brought the stands to their feet cheering on several occasions. He made such a hit that in the Los Angeles game the crowd yelled for Murphy until Bryan was forced to put him in again. And again the boy with the Emerald moniker broke into the headlines. Bryan was a little cautious about starting him for Murphy is light and fast, a dry field man, as they say in football. And the grounds were wet and heavy. But Murphy again brought of the plaudits of the stands...IS GOOD PUNTER: Against Racine he was a stellar light. His punting was a revelation. One boot carried the ball from the Milwaukee ten yard line to the Racine fifteen-yard line. Another time he pulled a stunt seldom seen on a football team. About to punt, two Racine men broke through the defense and it looked like a certain blocking of the kick. Murphy sidestepped and then booted the ball for forty yards. With the new combination, Bryan has a dangerous offense. Bryan, Murphy and Heimsch are all dangerous with the pass and in receiving, and Dilweg and Neacy at ends to aid in the aerial offense, they prove a dangerous ground gaining combination.


OCT 16 (New York) - Joe F. Carr, president of the 

NFL, the American Basketball League and the Columbus American Association baseball club, never turned down a "thank you" job of managing or directing athletics. Six years ago in Canton, O., a group of men interested in professional football organized a national league with Carr as its head. It was a "thank you" job to begin with, and Carr did not want it. He felt it would be better to devote his time to earning a living as a traveling salesman. But he was prevailed upon to accept. He drew no salary for the first year. But after that, the league started to grow, and Carr began to devote more and more of his time to its affairs. Two years ago, professional basketball backers, seeing the success of the football organization, made him a proposition to organize a similar league of basketball teams, and offered him the presidency of it. That, too, has boomed. Then last summer, when the Columbus baseball team was struggling in the throes of the worst slump in association history, its owners decided to make Carr the president. In 1914, when Carr was president of the Ohio State league of professional baseball teams, it had a record for sending players to the majors. Billy Southworth of the Cards, who clinched the second game of the recent World Series with his honor, was one of them.

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