Green Bay Packers (5-1-2) 21, Milwaukee Badgers (2-6) 0
Sunday November 7th 1926 (at Milwaukee)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - Backed by the largest delegation of rooters that Green Bay ever sent to Milwaukee, the Packers cinched the Badger state pro football title Sunday afternoon in Athletic park by defeating Johnny Bryan's hard fighting Badgers, 21 to 0. This is the worst defeat that the Cream City gridders have tasted this season. A fighting team can't be beat and that tells the story of Sunday's football game. The Big Blues went into the fracas minus the service of two of their players, Harris and Rosatti, who are on the injured list but, despite this handicap, Lambeau's gridders proceeded to bowl over the Badgers in a way that made the Cream City sport scribes open their eyes.
COSTLY WIN FOR BAYS
It was a costly victory for the Packers but not so bad as first feared. Jugger Earpe, who is playing the game of his career at center for the Bays, was forced to leave the fray in the third quarter with several injured ribs. Jugger was taken to the hospital for treatment. He will probably be on the hospital list for some time. Injuries to Purdy's hand and Flaherty's shoulder were not so serious as first reported. X-ray examinations failed to show either of the players suffering a fracture and they both probably will be fit to feast on "bear meat" a week from Sunday.
BADGERS HIT HARD
The game was a battle from the opening whistle and the Packer squad gave the Badgers credit for "hitting the hardest" of any team they have faced this year. Bryan had his squad tuned up to the highest pitch for the encounter and they smeared in bulldog style from first to last whistle. Even with certain defeat facing them, the Milwaukee squad kept on boring in and, during the closing minutes of play, they uncorked a "prayer" air offensive that took the oval dangerously near the Packer goal line. However, the Bays cut short the rally and it was goose eggs for Milwaukee. "We did our best but it wasn't good enough" - that was the terse comment of Johnny Bryan, while he was counting the cash in Otto Borchert's office after the game. "The Bays' pass game was out of the ordinary and they sure ran us ragged. I had drilled my team all week on an air defense but it went for nothing because the Packers mixed up their plays in a way that had us badly puzzled. I figured in the third quarter that we might upset the dope but Lewellen's return to the game changed the complexion of things entirely. I take my hat off to him as a halfback. I have seen a lot of 'em in my day but for all around efficiency on a football field, I haven't ever glimpsed anybody like him." However, there was a bit of sunshine in Bryan's cloudy sky after all because for the first time this year the sorrel-topped owner of the Badgers escaped the red ink. The game drew a paid fate of some 4,300 and it was the biggest crowd at a pro football game in Milwaukee in three years. It was an ideal day for the gridiron pastime and the setting was just right. The playing field was productive of fast play, which tended to keep the spectators on their toes all the way. There was somewhat of a collegiate touch to the encounter as the Milwaukee management had bands placed on both sides of the field and cheerleaders worked as often as the onlookers wanted them to "rah rah" yells frequently re-echoed back and forth across the field.
BORCHERT IS AMAZED
Even Otto Borchert, who smiles only at the lady on the silver dollar, rubbed his eyes in amazement at the size of the Green Bay delegation. The writer asked Borchert how many were parked in the Packer rooting section. He gave the gang the once over and said "over 1,500." Then he asked if there was anybody left at home and, when he was informed that the gridgraph was playing to over a thousand at the Bay, he nearly toppled off his sideline chair. The Packers' rooters came early and stayed late. They had the time of their lives and there was a continual racket all the time. During the first half, true enough, there wasn't an awful lot to chirp about but when the Packers got going in the closing quarters and indulged in a scoring spree the joy of Bayites knew no bounds. Green Bay cars were parked for blocks around the park while hundreds made the trip by train. Green Bay ruled supreme at the Wisconsin hotel, which was the Packers' headquarters, and the jubilant rooters let the staid old Cream City know that they were mighty proud of their Packers.
COLLEGE COACHES PRESENT
It was as pretty a ball game as one could wish to see. Thrills were numerous and the dogged defense of both forward walls got a lot of attention from the football experts and there were a lot of them in attendance. At least three college coaches were among those present as well as a raft of varsity players, who undoubtedly picked up a lot of knowledge about the way the game should be played. The battle was fairly even up in the first two quarters although the Packers held the edge. Twice they were within scoring distance but a pass went astray and later on Purdy was offside on a field goal attempt. The Badgers didn't do much offensively and Lewellen's great kicking kept the Milwaukee club going uphill.
MILWAUKEE STAGES SPURTS
When the third period got underway, the Byranites uncorked some extra pep and they cut away at the Packer line for several downs. However, the spurt was short-lived as the Bays' front wall stiffened and held tight for three downs. Murphy's field goal attempt was blocked and then the Bays recovered the ball. Lewellen booted far down the field. Milwaukee attempted a pass which the Bays intercepted and then the Badgers cracked. The Bays began shooting forward passes and it wasn't long before Lewellen nailed one, pranced around a couple of enemies, and scored. Purdy kicked the goal. Early in the fourth quarter, the Bays got the touchdown habit again. An intercepted pass gave Green Bay the ball well within Milwaukee territory. Here the Packers lunched their best offensive of the game. Purdy timed his plays just right. Two passes piled up considerable yardage and, before the Badgers knew it, they were backed up in the shadow of their uprights. The Badgers held tight on two rushes by Eddie Kotal was equal to the occasion and he slashed over Dilweg's side of the line for a touchdown. And once more Purdy "goaled".
LEWELLEN'S GREAT RUN
The final marker, which was the feature of the game, followed soon after. Following the kickoff, the teams exchanged kicks and then Milwaukee, with everything to gain and nothing to lose, tried to steal a
page out of the Packers' book on forward passes. However, one of the tosses fell into Green Bay's hands. There was some skirmishing on the line with little gain. Lewellen got back, evidently to punt. Jean, who had taken Earpe's place at center, uncorked a high pass. However, Lewellen leaped high in the air and grabbed it. But instead of kicking, he tucked it under his arm and started a run around left end that resulted in a touchdown after a 70-yard gallop. It was a splendid piece of footballing. Eddie Kotal and Dick Flaherty cut a figure in Lew's run as they cleared off a half dozen Badgers. These two Packers were bumping down Milwaukee players as fast as they came in Lewellen's path.
GREEN BAY - 0 0 7 14 - 21
MILWAUKEE - 0 0 0 0 - 0
3RD - GB - Verne Lewellen, 20-yard pass from Eddie Kotal (Pid Purdy kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4TH - GB - Kotal, 5-yard run (Purdy kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
4TH - GB - Lewellen, 70-yard run (Purdy kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
PACKERS START PREPARATION FOR GAME WITH RACINE
NOV 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers started their preparation for the Racine game this morning when the squad reported at the Armory for the usual Tuesday workout. The outlook wasn't any too encouraging because a number of the gridders are on the hospital list. Rosatti's injured ankle is mending slowly. Earpe's ribs are still giving him lots of pain. Jack Harris won't have his hand out of the cast until after the Racine game. Pid Purdy is having plenty of trouble with his bruised "paw" and Dick Flaherty's shoulder is pretty sore...MORE PEP THAN EVER: However, the injuries haven't hurt the spirit of the team and those players who have escaped the "medical toll" are cavorting around with more pep than ever. The Bay gridders were pretty well satisfied with the way they took the wind out of the Badgers' sails but, just the same, Old Man Over Confidence is among those present in the Packer camp. The Packers aren't expecting easy picking at Racine. The new owners of the Horlickville tribe are going to gamble everything in Sunday's game. According to reports from downstate, Racine will have a half dozen new players in the lineup. There has been a house cleaning and only a handful of the team escaped receiving pink tickets. The Chicago owners have rounded up a number of new gridders, whom they expect will make it hot for the Bays. The Racine moguls figure that a win over Green Bay would increase the valuation of the franchise about 100 percent.
INTEREST PICKING UP
NOV 9 (Racine) - With the rejuvenation of the management of the Racine professional football team, new hopes for victory are making rapid growth here this week as the locals prepared to meet the Green Bay Packers on the home field Sunday afternoon. While Babe Reutz is still in active charge of the local aggregation, the invasion of the three "capitalists" from Chicago gives the local team a football future to look forward to, and for that reason they are getting down to the business of practice. It is expected that one of the largest crowds of the year will be at Horlick Park Sunday afternoon for two reasons. First to see the Horlick aggregation under the new ownership and second to see the Big Bay team that has become renowned since the 35 to 0 drubbing they gave the locals at Green Bay a few weeks back.
CASH & CARRY PYLE DENIES RUMORS OF GRID WHEEL MERGER
NOV 9 (New York) - Reports that the National and American pro football leagues will amalgamate to cut
down expenses are emphatically denied by C.C. Pyle, owner of the New York Yankees. Two teams in the American circuit have withdrawn because of financial difficulties. "The league is intrinsically strong," Pyle said. "We had bad luck on the weather but that kind of thing can't go on forever."
PACKERS STILL IN RUNNING FOR NATIONAL GRID TITLE
NOV 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With the stats championship title tucked away again, the Packers are gunning for national honors and there is still a chance that the Big Bay Blues will be up there at the finish for the playoff games between the first four leading clubs. Right now the Packers are in fourth position with only the Bears, Philadelphia and Pottsville ahead of them. Of the teams underneath, Providence, New York and Detroit can be most feared. At the present time, Duluth is trailing the Packers, only a few points behind, but the Eskimos have some tough going ahead and it wouldn't be surprising if Nevers & Co. were thrown for a double loss over the weekend as they face Philadelphia on Saturday and Pottsville Sunday...THREE TOUGH HURDLES: However, the Bays have three tough hurdles to leap as they are booked to mingle with the Bears, Philadelphia and Detroit. The only "breezer" on the Bays' schedule is the skirmish with Racine on Sunday and this isn't apt to be as easy as it looks. In order to be in there at the finish, Green Bay must win, at least, three of these games. To some this looks like an impossible task but, if the injury jinx departs for the rest of the season, the Bays have a fighting chance. The Badger state champs tackle the Bears, Yellowjackets and Panthers in a week which is a task that is going to bring out the best in the Blue and Gold...FACING ROCKY BUMPS: The Bears are facing some rocky bumps. After the Card game Thursday, the Bruins play Milwaukee Sunday. On Nov. 21, the Bays tangle with the Halasmen. Thanksgiving Day, the Bruins joust the Cardinals again and the Sunday after they meet the Canton Bulldogs. Saturday, December 4, the Bears perform in Philadelphia and Sunday, Dec. 5, the Chicagoans tackle New York at the Polo Grounds. This Saturday, the Yellowjackets meet Duluth. A week later, Dayton invades the Quaker stronghold. Thanksgiving Day sees the Packers in action at Frankford and the Saturday after, Detroit has it out with Guy Chamberlain's crew...POTTSVILLE SITTING PRETTY: Pottsville, so far as the schedule is concerned, is sitting easier than the other topnotchers. The Maroons tangle with Duluth on Sunday. (This is the day after the Eskimos meet Philadelphia.) Hammond is the Miners' opponent on Sunday, November 21. Providence plays in Pottsville on Turkey Day while on December 4, the Maroons invade Hartford for a game with the Blues.
NOV 10 (Rockford, IL) - Mr. and Mrs. Rex Enright are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Tuesday morning. Both mother and child are doing nicely. Rex Enright is a former star at Notre Dame and he is now playing pro football with the famous Green Bay, Wis. Packers. He was home for the occasion but left soon afterwards to resume practice with the team.
NOV 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer-Racine game was called off at noon today. The mysterious Chicagoans, who were supposed to buy the Racine club, failed to come across with the purchase money and their option expired at 11 am today. George Reutz, president of the Racine Fans' association, has called quits and he told the Green Bay management that no attempt would be made to stage the game in Racine. The Packer management is making every effort for another game for Sunday, which if arranged, will be played in Green Bay. Definite announcement will be made within the next 24 hours.
PACKERS PLAY LOUISVILLE HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON
NOV 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Louisville Colonels will face the Packers here Sunday afternoon in a pro league game at the City stadium. As usual, hostilities will start promptly at 2 p.m. This "eleventh hour" shift in scenery was brought about when Gen. Reutz of the Racine gridiron army hoisted the white flag at exactly 11:15 Wednesday morning after his financial reinforcements from Chicago failed to arrive. The football treasury at Racine is bone dry and the Horlickville combination has called quits...DICKERED WITH 3 CLUBS: Upon notification of the blow up at Racine, the Packer management began burning up the long distance wires in effort to land a game which finally terminated satisfactorily when Louisville was booked. Negotiations were also carried on with Hammond and Columbus. The Ohioans didn't want to make the trip as half of their team had ringside seats for the Michigan-Ohio State game in Columbus on Saturday. Doc Young was willing to make the trip here but the Bay management figured that Louisville not having played here before would be the better attraction. Bill Harley, brother of the famous Chick, is manager of the Louisville club. Harley is well known in Green Bay as he played baseball here during the season of 1923. He was a teammate of George Metten, Gene Walsh and Joe Reik. Joe Nagle was managing the club that year...WANTED GREEN BAY GAME: During the pro league meeting in Philadelphia, Harley pulled every string possible to get a game here with the Packers but the hookup with Racine at that time made it necessary to turn down Louisville. Following Sunday's game here with the Packers, the Southerners play the Cardinals in Chicago on November 21 and a week later lock horns with Milwaukee in the Cream City. Although Louisville is an occupant of the second division, this is not a sign that the Colonels won't give the Packers a battle. Last fall Green Bay booked Rochester and Dayton after Racine had "faded out" of the picture. Both of these clubs were in the back ranks of the percentage table yet they each put up an interesting exhibition against the Big Bay Blues and the Packer management is confident that the Southerners will pull the same trick this Sunday. Nothing would please Bill Harley more than to roll Green Bay for a loss...HAVE GOOD MATERIAL: The Colonels have a first class squad of footballers. The outfit is headed by Pete Stinchomb, former Ohio State. A few years back Pete was the Staleys' ace and he had a hand in one decisive trimming that the Packers got in Chicago. Chuck Palmer, one of Northwestern's greatest, is playing quarterback while Robinson, who played two years with Hammond, is playing the opposite half to Stinchomb. Rip Golsen, Georgetown, is the fullback. He came here early this season with the Chicago Bears. Gavier, Georgia Tech, ex-Rock Island ace, and Ed Metzger, of Columbia, are the Colonels' reserve behind the line...SACHS AND BUSH: Len Sachs, former Chicago Cardinal and Milwaukee Badger, is playing one of the ends with Len Bush at the other. Bush is a youngster and this is his first year out of Loyola college. Leaf, a product of Kentucky, and Green of center are playing the tackles. Bernoskie of Purdue and McCaw of Beloit fill the guard positions. McCaw was with the Packers for a while during the early part of the season. Becwick from Virginia is the snapper-back. Serquist, last year with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets, and Red Jackson of Tulane are the extra linemen. It is likely that Hardy and Hobscheid, two of Racine's forwards, and Mathews, the Tornadoes' end, will accompany Louisville as Weston, Rouch and Moore, three other members of Harley's crew, are on the hospital list.
FANS PLEASED AT CHANCE TO SEE PACKERS GO AGAIN
NOV 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The announcement that the Packers had booked a game at home Sunday against the Louisville Colonels swept football circles in Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan like wild fire during the past 24 hours and there is no doubt but that the Big Bay Blues will be welcomed by a large crowd for the unexpected "homecoming" at the City stadium Sunday afternoon. The Packer management has been doing some tall hustling to get the stage set for the game but arrangements are moving nicely and everything will be O.K. when the whistle blows at 2 o'clock. President Joe F. Carr of the National league approved the game via telegraph and appointed Iverson as referee; White as umpire and Wiley as head linesman...ONLY BOX SEATS RESERVED: The only seats to be reserved will be the boxes. This step was necessary due to the inability of getting the complete layout of reserved seats printed in time for the game. However, a free lance reserved seat will be sold on the same style as at the Cardinal park in Chicago and the Badgers' park in Milwaukee. In other words, it will be first come first served in the grandstand but there will be plenty of good seats for the latecomers as well as the early birds. Purchasers of the reserved seats will retain the stub off their tickets when coming in the main gates and this will admit them into the reserved seat stands on both sides of the field. There will be no change in the handling of the general admission or the knot hole gang spectators. The box seats will be sold at The Press-Gazette Saturday evening and Sunday morning. A phone call will set aside the reservations for the regulars who want the same seats as they have occupied all season...STINCHOMB IS STAR: Included in Bill Harley's Louisville lineup are several men whom Green Bay fans have good cause to remember. First and foremost in the lost is Pete Stinchomb, former Ohio university star in the days when "Chic" Harley was making football fame. Stinchomb and Harley were bosom friends in their collegiate days and when they received their sheepskins at college both entered pro circles with the Staleys. Harley sort of petered out in the pro game but for several years Stinchomb continued to burn up the pro gridiron. In 1921 when the Packers invaded Chicago and were handed a 21 to 0 trimming it was Pete who did much to make the final result what it was. His great open field running and forward passing is still as formidable as ever and before the whistle toots the former Ohio State star is apt to give the Packer fans plenty of thrills. Another familiar face will be Len Sachs, former Cardinal end. Sachs played football so many times in Green Bay and with so many teams it is hard to remember all of them. When the Packers were first organized, one of the season's big games was that with the Chicago Boosters and Sachs played end for this aggregation on both of their journeys into the Bay. Then he played here on two occasions with the Milwaukee Badgers and in between times saw some service with the Chicago Cardinals. He is one of the best in
the pro game and although a real veteran is still able to chase the cowhide with the best of 'em. Another gridiron celebrity with the invaders is Chuck Palmer, who made gridiron fame with Northwestern university. Palmer holds a unique record, that of running 105 yards for a touchdown in a game with Minnesota. He is a hard driving back and one of the best triple threat artists in the country. His punting should give Lewellen plenty of competition and working with the famous Stinchomb in the aerial game he is apt to cause some grief in the Packer camp.
RACINE'S TALE OF WOE
NOV 12 (Racine) - All the deep dark mystery which has surrounded supposed buyers of Racine's pro football league franchise rolled away this morning, and at the same time it developed that the bottom had dropped out of the negotiations, leaving this city in possession of a berth in the National circuit. It seems that one Ambrose L. McGurk, who ran the Milwaukee pro club a couple of years ago, was the man negotiating for the local franchise, backed, of course, by cash in the pockets of several Chicago men. But something went wrong. McGurk was given until yesterday noon to lay the money on the line and he never showed up. McGurk was never in very good graces with the National league, and that may have had something to do with his failure to come clean as advertised. Another report is that he intended to take over players let loose by the defunct Cleveland club, but found these performers also in difficulties with the league. The reason for his actions, however, doesn't make so much difference - the main thing is that Racine still holds the franchise...NO GAME SUNDAY: There will be no pro football game with Green Bay here Sunday, announced Babe Ruetz. Babe, who was president of the Racine Fans' Athletic association which controls the franchise. There is a meeting of the league at New York early next year. Ruetz stated and at that time the franchise probably will be disposed of...GOES TO PACKERS: Contracts of the players now on the Racine roster will be held for a time, thought they may take berths with other clubs during the remainder of this season. Bieberstein, Wisconsin All-Western guard, has been released to the Green Bay Packers and may perform with them during the remainder of their schedule.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
NOV 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Chicago Bears kept their record clean in the National league by handing the Louisville club a 34 to 0 trimming. The Halas-Sternaman combination did just as they pleased with the so-called Southerners, scoring at will...Ernie Nevers & Co., sporting the colors of the Duluth Eskimos, made Detroit step pretty lively to escape with a tie game. The Polar Bears gave the Conzelman outfit an exceptionally interesting 60 minutes of football...The Green Bay Packers cinched their claim to the Badger state pro title for the eighth straight year in succession by bowling over the Milwaukee Badgers, 21 to 0. The game drew the largest pro crowd in 3 years at the Cream City...Buffalo had one of its "on" days and the Columbus gridders were dipped in the whitewash bucket, 26 to 0. Everything went right for the Bisons and they put across feature plays as if they were "school boy" formations...Hartford came across with its second victory of the season when it downed the Canton Bulldogs, 16 to 7. The Blues have the makings of a great grid machine and it looks now as if they should climb into the first division...Pottsville continues on its scoring spree. The Maroons ran wild over Akron as they walloped the Ohioans, 34 to 0. If the Pennsy squad keeps up its pace, Striegel's warriors will have a say about the national championship...Chris O'Brien, manager of the Chicago Cardinals, is probably sorry that he ever took his team east. Capt. Dunn's aggregation was smeared by the Philadelphia Yellowjackets and then took a beating from the New York Giants...Providence's hopes for a title went aglimmering when the Los Angeles footballers noses out a 7 to 6 victory. This is the second upset this season that the Steamrollers have suffered a narrow one-point margin...Kansas City showed signs of life again by emerging on the long end of a 10 to 9 count in a game with Brooklyn. The Cowboys are sitting even up in the percentage table which is not bad at all for a traveling ball club...The Duluthians are apt to bump into some rough going this weekend as they tackle the Philadelphia Yellowjackets on Saturday and meet the Pottsville Maroons Sunday. These teams are two, three in the National loop standing...Racine has weathered the financial rocks and will play out its schedule. Chicago interests came to the rescue of the Horlickville backers with some ready cash in return for immediate possession of the franchise...Unless Green Bay should bump off the Chicago Bears, a week from Sunday, it looks as if the National league championship may be decided on eastern gridirons when the Bruins invade Frankford and dear old Broadway...There will be some super football on tap Sunday at the Polo Grounds in New York when the Giants have it out with the Muller-Imlay combine from the Western coast. These Californians are playing a fast brand of football...Canton, Akron and Columbus, three clubs who in the olden days ruled supreme on the pro football field, are getting lickings often this fall. This trio of ex-topnotchers is ranking close to the
bottom of the heap...Some of the National league elevens helped celebrate Armistice Day in doing their stuff on the chalk-marked field. The Cards and Bears clashed in Chicago; Buffalo invaded New York and Canton performed at Providence...Sonnenberg, the Detroit bootsmith ace, had an off day while playing against the Eskimos. Four times did "big Gus" try for field goals and each attempt when into the discard. Duluth had a fast rushing line of forwards...Pete Stinchomb, a pro footballer of other days, got back in the moleskins and played against his former teammates, the Bears. Pete carried half the load for Louisville but he couldn't do it all by his lonesome...The Chicago Bears' followers are calling Senn "touchdown". The sensation from Knox specializes in touchdowns. He is fleet of foot and the Bruins are making good use of him on wide end runs and forward pass receiving...The Brooklyn Lions are roaring about their field goal maker, Marty Brenman, who has cut considerable figure in the Dodgers' scoring this fall. Marty broke into the limelight against Kansas City with a 25-yard boot for 3 points...Hinky Haines, former Penn State speed merchant, sort of showed up the Chicago Cardinals when he dashed 75 yards through a broken field for a touchdown. Earlier in the game, Haines grabbed a pass from McBrider for the first marker...Lewellen, Packer backfield ace, had a field day against the Milwaukee Badgers. Aside from gaining 15 yards on every exchange of kicks, the former Nebraska captain made a pair of touchdowns, one after a 70-yard gallop down grid...There shouldn't be any changes among the leaders this week as the Bears, Philadelphia, Pottsville and Green Bay are picked to win their games. Duluth may skid a bit while Los Angeles and Providence ought to gain ground.
LOUISVILLE AND BAYS CLASH SUNDAY AT CITY STADIUM
NOV 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Headed by Pete Stinchomb, Ohio State all-American, and Chuck Palmer, rated as Northwestern's next best Paddy Driscoll, the Louisville Colonels will invade Green Bay on Sunday for a National league football encounter with the Packers at the City stadium. The kickoff is scheduled promptly at 2 o'clock. Iversen, of Sheboygan, is to referee while White of Ripon and Wiley of Indiana are to act as umpire and headlinesman, respectively...GAME DRAWS INTEREST: The game, which was booked at the "eleventh hour" after Racine's pro football aggregation hit the financial rocks has created a lot of talk in the Packer territory and, if a fair brand of weather is on tap, it wouldn't be surprising if close to a 4,000 crowd witnessed the affair. It will be a homecoming for the Big Bay Blues and their followers are sure to turn out en masse and give them a warm welcome for the brilliant victories chalked up against the Chicago Cards and Milwaukee Badgers during the past two weeks. The Packers are in fair shape for the combat and they hope to add another victory to Green Bay's credit in the percentage table. Aside from Jugger Earpe, Jack Harris, Rosatti and Dick Flaherty, the Bays are reported fit as a fiddle. It is very likely that Capt. Lambeau will start his pony backfield against the Southerners...WILL GIVE TROUBLE: Bill Harley, who a few years ago was a member of the Green Bay nine, is managing the Colonels, and he claims his team will give the Badger state champions all they are looking for in a football way. Harley had been promised several games in the east early in December if his team scalps the Bays in Sunday's encounter. Following the tussle here tomorrow Louisville plays the Cards in Chicago on November 21 and then invades Milwaukee a week later. The much famed Stinchomb and Palmer are not the only gridders of an A-1 type in the Louisville lineup. Sachs is a fast performing end while the Golson brothers are on the gridiron honor roll at Georgetown. Berwick is a classy snapperback while Bernoskie at guard was featured as a luminary in the Bear game last week. Robinson, former Hammond halfback, has played against the Packers a number of times and he always looked good. The Colonels are well down in the percentage table but this doesn't mean they they haven't a good team. Last fall, Rochester and Dayton, both tailenders, played here and the fans are still talking about those games, particularly the Rochester fray, which was an air battle. Louisville uses the same attack as Rochester and this means that forward passes will be sailing to every corner of the lot. The Louisville open game is somewhat baffling as Stinchomb, Palmer and Robinson are past masters when it comes to tossing the oval...STAGE ALL SET: The stage is all set for the game. As usual the gates at the park will be opened at 12:30. Jake Miller is putting the gridiron into shape and it will show no
bad effects from King Winter's sojourn here during the past couple of days. The Legion band will again be on the job and the musicians have got a few tuneful tricks that they intend to spring on the crowd between the halves. The only change in the seating arrangement is that the only box seats will be reserved. In the big stands on both sides of the field, purchasers of the $1.50 tickets can sit where they please. This is the same plan that is in vogue at the majority of the parks in the National league. The bleachers and Knot Hole gang youngsters will be at home as usual.
BIEBERSTEIN, FORMER WISCONSIN STAR, HAS JOINED PACKER TEAM
NOV 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Adolph Bieberstein, rated as one of the best guards that ever wore the Cardinal at Wisconsin, is the newest addition to the Big Bay Blues. Bieberstein was the property of the Racine club but the Packer management closed a deal with the defunct Horlickville organization for the husky lineman. He will be in uniform Sunday. "Bieb" played at Wisconsin in 1922, '23 and '24 and in his last year of varsity football, he was picked as an all-Western guard. Last fall, he was a line coach at the Badger university. In the game Racine played against the Packers here, Bieberstein was the only visiting lineman that did his stuff well. According to George Downer, veteran Milwaukee sport scribe, Bieberstein will be a valuable addition to the Green Bay team. "Bieb likes to play football," Downer said. "And I don't think there is a better forward in the country when it comes to running interference."