Green Bay Packers (5-0-1) 13, Brooklyn Dodgers (2-3) 0
Sunday October 23rd 1932 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - There is a 13 to 0 victory for the Green Bay Packers over Brooklyn on the NFL records today but you can't convince the Dodgers that the champions are the better team. The Dodgers could point to the performance of their line in overshadowing the work of Green Bay's wall before 7,000 at the City stadium here Sunday; they could tell about their smashing and passing attack that often kept the Bays in hot water; or about the fine defensive play of all men that smashed down almost everything thrown at them by the Packer giants. However, they couldn't boast about a scoring punch, a kicker like Arnold Herber, of players who came through in a pinch to take advantage of breaks - which in a final analysis is what decides ball games.
GREAT LINE PLAY
From tackle to tackle the Dodgers had a combination that gave the Bays plenty of trouble. They opened many holes for Benny Friedman and the veteran Stumpy Thomason to find. On defense they always seemed to be in the way of Green Bay ball carriers. The Packers played good and bad football in spurts. At times the line functioned smoothly, providing openings that the backs hit at the right time. More often the play was decidedly spotty and there were no holes. Defensively, it was much the same things. However, although the Dodgers gained often when when in the middle of the field, they could not advance when they got into Packer territory. The Bays always stiffened when near their own goal and pushed back everything Friedman and his mates threw at them. The game had plenty of thrills with Friedman figuring in many of them on the throwing end of passes. Several times he got off straight, long passes to teammates but they could not hold the ball. On at least three occasions Brooklyn receivers were out in the open but could not hold Benny's tosses when they had clear fields for possible touchdown dashes.
FEW PASSES GAIN
Although the Packers did not make much use of their overhead game, the few occasions when passes were tried, resulted in gains. One Packer pass play proved the most spectacular of the game. It came late in the final period with Herber tossing to Johnny Blood who went up as only he can go up for a pass, caught the ball on the five yard line and fought his way four more yards before he was downed. In the running game, the work of Friedman, Thomason and Sanson was more than outstanding for Brooklyn. They hit the line and kept going, often ripping off gains of from four to eight yards before the Packers could bring them down. For Green Bay the plunging of Bruder was good and McCrary got loose for a few gains but most of the time the Packer backs had no holes and they were stopped before they could get underway. On the Packer line Comstock, Michalske and Barrager turned in some excellent work guarding the center zone. Culver, who got his first test of fire in a Packer uniform, showed flashes of ability. Of Tom Nash and Lavvie Dilweg all that needs be said is that they are still the best pair of wingmen in the league. The veteran ends were down on every punt, often downing the receiver in his tracks or the ball deep in Brooklyn territory. For Brooklyn Bruce Jones and Jim Bowdoin, a pair of former Packer guards, were constant threats. Working with Mielzinger, they formed a center trio that rates with any the Packers have faced this year. Milo Lubratovich, who formerly performed for Wisconsin, also was outstanding as was Riblett, a stocky, powerful end. It was alertness on the part of the Packers that paved the way to all markers. Early in the game the first touchdown came with Al Rose, former Texas star, scoring for the Packers. After an exchange of punts the Brooklyn team got the ball on their own 20-yard line. Sansen picked up two yards. Friedman dropped back and tried to toss a lateral pass to Rowan. Big Rose broke through the blockers, tipped the ball high in the air, caught it as it came down and galloped unmolested to the goal line. O'Boyle's kick was wide of the post so Green Bay had only a 6 to 0 lead.
HERBER GOES OVER
That was the end of the scoring until late in the fourth period. It was a blocked punt by Dick Stahlman that paved the way for the second touchdown. Dick broke through to knock down Friedman's kick before it started to rise. Tom Nash picked it up and started to run, which he was permitted to do. The referee, George Lawrie, however, erred, blew his whistle and declared the ball dead. The Packers protested but he stuck to his point so the Green Bay team had to take the ball on the Brooklyn 22-yard line. Two plays gained little and on the third Herber dropped back on a screen pass. Johnny Blood shot straight out, then cut sharply to his left to evade a Brooklyn back. He leaped high into the air to drag down Herber's pass, failing on the one-yard line on top of Lavvie Dilweg, who had blocked out a Dodger player, who tried to get Johnny. Herber then hit right guard for a touchdown and O'Boyle kicked for the extra point, giving Green Bay a 13 to 0 lead.
BENNY STARTS PASSES
Friedman started his passing game early in the battle. They gained two first downs on running plays in the first quarter after the Packers had scored. Friedman then passed to Novotny for another first down on the Packer 45 yard mark. Here the Bays held and Brooklyn was forced to punt over the goal. The Packers punted back and the Dodgers opened up again. Friedman got off a great pass to Novotny. The Brooklyn halfback took the ball out of the air on the Packer 43 yard line and raced for a 37 yard gain in as brilliant a bit of open field running as was displayed all day. Bultman caught him from behind however on the 17 yard line. Two line plays and a pass failed in the next series. A fourth pass was tried and Riblett caught the ball for a four-yard gain but McCrary downed the receiver before he could advance to give his team a first down and the Packers took the ball, punting out of danger. In the second period punting against the win, Herber kept pace with Novotny who had the wind at his back. The Packers made two first downs in the period, once when Herber raced 15 yards around right end and another time when Herber passed to Nash for 17 yards. Rowan intercepted a lateral pass, however, and the
Dodgers got the ball in midfield.
HERBER'S PASS CLICKS
A few seconds before the half ended Herber tossed a pass to Bruder who took the ball out of Grossman's hands with a sensational leap into the air. He was downed, however, on the 15 yard line, after a gain of 42 yards. The Packers were put into a hole early in the third period when Friedman got off a quick kick that sailed to the Packer 19 yard line. Lewellen's punt went out of bounds on the 21 yard line. Friedman's pass to Riblett was knocked down by Lew however and two line plays gained only fiver yards. Friedman then dropped back to the 30 yard mark to try a placekick. The boot was wide of the posts and the Packers took the ball on their 20. Another Packer punt went out of bounds in their own territory after the try for a field goal but again when the Dodgers got the ball the Packer line held and Friedman had to punt on fourth down. Lewellen punted back, getting off a good kick that rolled to the Dodger 27-yard mark. After that the Dodgers were not in scoring territory again although on two occasions in the last period Friedman passed to McBride, shooting perfect tosses that McBride should have caught, but missed, the ball slipping out of his hands. On both occasions McBride was clear and had excellent chances to dash for touchdowns. A National league rule violation by the Dodgers was observed during the game but the Packer are not expected to take any action on it. There were 23 men in Brooklyn uniforms, one over the limit.
BROOKLYN - 0 0 0 0 - 0
GREEN BAY - 6 0 0 7 - 13
1ST - GB - Al Rose, 22-yard interception return (Harry O'Boyle kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
4TH - GB - Arnie Herber, 1-yard run (O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 13-0
CULVER IS RELEASED
OCT 24 (Green Bay) - Al Culver, former Notre Dame tackle, who was secured by the Packers from the Chicago Bears last week and who played with the Green Bay team against Brooklyn Sunday, was released today, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced. Lack of experience was given as the reason for his release.
PACKERS-STAPLETON IN FINAL GAME HERE
OCT 25 (Green Bay) - It will be "Coach Lambeau" day at the City Stadium next Sunday and executives of the Green Bay Football corporation are counting on one of the largest crowds of the season for the Stapleton game, which will drop the curtain on the Packers' home season for 1932. In order to give all the football fans a chance to attend the final home game and incidentally help pay tribute to the Packer coach, who has directed professional football activities here for 14 years, two thousand reserve tickets in the stands at the west end of the gridiron will be placed on sale for 50 cents..."BARGAIN DAY PRICES": This "bargain day" price will hold forth only until Saturday night and all tickets must be purchase in advance. Sunday morning, the price of the tickets in the west end section will again be $1. Speaking of Sunday's game and the reduced price of admission, President Leland H. Joannes of the Football Corp., said: "At a meeting of the executive board, we decided to offer a limited number of tickets at half price providing they are purchased by Saturday night"...PAY TRIBUTE TO LAMBEAU: "We want to give every football fan a chance to help pay tribute to Coach E.L. Lambeau who has been in the dominating spirit in professional football here ever since it was launched 14 years ago. He has established one record after another with the Packers and now he is ranked as one of the outstanding figures in the football world. Green Bay owes a lot to Lambeau for he has placed the Packers in a peak position in football and I am confident that fans will jam the park Sunday, glad of having a chance to show their appreciation."..INVITATIONS MAILED OUT: Invitations have been mailed out to officials of all clubs in the National league and it is expected that several will be represented. Dr. W.W. Kelly, who is a member of the National league executive board, talked to President Joseph F. Carr over the long distance telephone Monday night and urged him to attend Sunday's game. The league head assured Dr. Kelly that he would be here if it was possible to sidetrack business engagements that were pending in the east over the coming weekend...REUNION OF FORMER STARS: Fitting in with the "Lambeau Day" celebration will be the annual homecoming of Packer football players of other days. This is an annual affair and the gridiron warriors of yesterday gather from far and near to look over the 1932 Green Bay football model and talk over the days when they were helping gain fame and touchdowns in Packer uniforms. Among those who will be here are Howard (Cub) Buck, Neenah; Mayor Richard (Jab) Murray, Marinette; Milton (Moose) Gardner, Ashland; Elroy (Tubby) Howard, Winona, Minn., and about 20 other ex-Packer luminaries...STAPLETON CLUB ARRIVES: The Stapleton club, headed by owner Daniel T. Blaine and Captain Ken Strong, one of the greatest halfbacks in football history arrived here Monday night from Chicago over the Milwaukee road and is headquartered at the Beaumont Hotel. The Staten Islanders have a husky looking outfit, and, judging from their conversation, nothing would please them more to end Green Bay's winning streak at home. The Islanders will work out daily at the Packers' practice field, according to Blaine, who is determined to get his aggregation back in a winning streak. "It is funny what a difference a week makes," said the Islanders' owner. "Only a few days ago we were tied for second place but those reversals at the hands of Portsmouth and the Bears certainly upset our plans."...SCORED ON "PRAYER PASS": "In the second contest against Portsmouth, we tossed away about a half dozen splendid scoring opportunities and then we let them get away on a 'prayer pass' for the winning touchdown. My club was pretty tired in the Bear game. We played Portsmouth on Thursday and then, but with a day of rest, had a 22-hour train ride before facing the Bears. What's more several of my backs are badly bruised against Portsmouth and they could not function in the Bear game. A couple of hairline decisions went against us in Chicago last Sunday and, if they had been ruled different, it might have changed the complexion of the entire game. We will be all set for Sunday unless something unforeseen happens and I can assure the Green Bay fans that they will see plenty of football as a win over the Packers would make our supporters back on the Island forget all about what has happened in our last two starts. And that is just what we intend to do."
LOOKING FOR JOB
OCT 25 (Madison) - Charles (Bucket) Goldenberg, Wisconsin varsity football players, who has been declared ineligible for cutting classes at the "U" is looking for a job in professional football. Coach E.L. Lambeau received a telegram from Goldenberg on Monday saying: "Can you use me?" The Packer coach filed the wire for future reference.
STAPLETON-PACKER GAME EXPECTED TO DRAW LARGE CROWD
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - Announcement that the Stapleton game has been planned as "Coach Lambeau Day" has stirred up interest in the football colony here and increased business is reported at the Football corporation ticket office in the Columbus Community club building. "Bargain Day" prices will prevail at the game on Sunday for spectators who purchase reserved seat tickets in the west end sections during Saturday night. Tickets bought during the period are only 50 cents, one-half of the usual charge...MANY ACCEPT INVITATIONS: Responses are being received from many veteran Packers and a majority of the stars from yesterday will be here Sunday afternoon. E. Pidney Purdy is coaching a high school team at Beatrice, Neb. and won't be able to attend while Bill Kern, line coach at Pittsburgh, is scouting Pennsylvania on Saturday in Philadelphia and he has forwarded his regrets. As an extra attraction this Sunday, the D.A.V. drum corps, resplendent in new coats, which were recently bought through public subscription will hold the gridiron stage between halves and those in charge of the drum corps promise a fine 15-minute entertainment for the fans...PACKERS TUNING UP: The Packers are not loafing while waiting for the Stapleton game. Instead, Coach Lambeau is putting his men through strenuous practice sessions, for too many games have been lost in pro ball by a "let up" prior to a game not expected to tax the ability of a scoring machine to its capacity. Even in the history of the Packers, who for three years have topped the pro world and now seem set to bring home another pennant, there is evidence that no game is won until the final whistle is blown. There is evidence in the records that the least feared of rivals sometimes turns the tide of progress and halts a championship march. And judging by the history of its individual players, the Stapleton eleven has plenty of reason to believe that the Packers can't be as tough as they are painted. Strong, the team's backfield ace, and one of Meehan's stars at New York university before his pro ball days, weighs 202 pounds and stands six feet tall. His specialty is putting all of the pounds to work against opposing forward walls, and he's done well at it during his years with the Staten Island club. With Strong in the Stapleton backfield are Stuart Clancy, former fullback and captain at Holy Cross; Jerald Frahm, the Nebraska wildcat who is playing his first year with the aggregation; Homer Ledbetter, of Arkansas university, who led the Southwest conference in scoring in 1931; Bob Campiglio, a West Virginia ace who outclassed Ledbetter by ranking national collegiate high scorer last year; James Hinton, a product of Texas Christian university playing his first year in pro ball; Doug Wykcoff, who
has alternated between Stapleton and the Giants for several years and Stuart Wilson, the only left-handed passer in the league, who does the punting for the Stapes and in the first game of the season placed three kicks within his opponents' 5-yard stripe. From end to end, the Stapleton line has lots of class. Like its backfield, it contains a number of men fresh from colleges where they made national collegiate football history. Playing their first year of professional ball, these men are just beginning to click. Intrieri, Koeninger, Satenstein, Bunyan, Grant, Kanya, Kemp, Raskowski, Marshall, Maynard, Teeter and Fry make up the Islanders' front wall. They weigh from 200 to 250 pounds. Satenstein is a veteran Stapleton player, in his fourth year with the club, and is another of Chick Meenan's proteges. Bunyan has played two years with the club, as has Kanya. Raskowski played with the Cleveland club last year, and is an outstanding tackle. The others, all of them well known in their college days, joined the club either this year or last.
EARL "DUTCH" CLARK IS LEADING BALL CARRIER IN NATIONAL PRO LOOP
OCT 26 (New York) - Earl (Dutch) Clark, quarterback of the Portsmouth Spartans of the National Professional Football league, has taken a wide lead over the field in the race for ground gaining honors. The former Colorado college star has gained 314 yards in five games against 277 for Ken Strong of Stapleton. Bronko Nagurski of the Chicago Bears and Jack Grossman of Brooklyn stand third and fourth respectively with 244 and 242 yards. Clark is also staging a merry race with Benny Friedman of Brooklyn for passing honors. The Portsmouth ace has completed 14 of 42 attempts for 199 yards, and Friedman 13 of 38 for 168 yards. Harry Ebdin, former St. Mary's end now with Portsmouth, leads in receiving passed with 11 for 138 yards. Flash Herber of Green Bay leads the kickers, with an average of better than 50 yards in 20 boots.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - PACKER SUPPORTERS
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - For many years the Packers have been identified as a Green Bay organization by the city and its residents. It has been a justifiable pride, but we believe that may other factors have contributed to its health. Support of neighboring cities is one reason why the team prospered. Color, provided at games by drum and bugle corps of patriotic organizations, high school bands from Kewaunee, De Pere, Wisconsin Rapids and many other schools and organization, is another contributing factor to the Packers' well being. Take last Sunday's game as an example. The Kewaunee high school band was present at this contest. As snappy a little group of young musicians as you will ever want to see, the Kewaunee boys and girls, led by an attractive young woman, provided excellent entertainment between halves. On previous occasions it was the Beaver Dam crack drum corps, or the Fond du Lac or D.A.V. or other organizations that offered entertainment. All of which adds a colorful touch, the value of which is hard to estimate. These musicians often travel many miles to be on hand, without expense to the Packers. Every Sunday hundreds of fans travel to Green Bay for the games. They come from every city in northeastern Wisconsin and the Fox River valley. Many others travel from all parts of the state to see the team in action. Oconto weekly sends down a big delegation. Others come in groups from Sturgeon Bay, Algoma, Oconto Falls, Kewaunee, Marinette, Gillett, Clintonville, Shawano and many other cities in this vicinity. Years ago the Packer games were strictly Green Bay activities but now they carry a statewide appeal. The Packers are identified as from Green Bay, but the team belongs to Wisconsin...SPIKING A REPORT: A Milwaukee newspaper this morning carried a report that the Dodgers seek Johnny Blood and Milt Gantenbein from the Packers. They might want them, but there isn't a chance to get either player. The story predicted that Blood probably would be with the Dodgers before the season ends. Coach Lambeau spiked the report with the statement that the Dodgers had as much chance to get Blood as the Packers have of getting Freidman. Neither will be Gantenbein traded or sold to the eastern eleven, the coach said. Blood and Gantenbein haven't been used very much this year, but it isn't because they have lost their value to the team. Johnny still is the best pass receiver in the National league, a good defensive back and can find a hole in the line with the best of them. Gantenbein's leg has given him trouble and he has not been in action much because of it, but he is in perfect shape again now and is certain to get plenty of work the rest of the year. With the Packer passing attack beginning to function better than it did at the start of the year, Johnny also is expected to be used a great deal down the home stretch.
GREEN BAY COACH HAS MADE GREAT RECORD IN 14 YEARS
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - It's a far cry from a sandlot football game, played for glory only, to the Polo Grounds in New York City, but that's the road that Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, has traveled within a space of a few years. And this writer has followed that career all the way. The first time the writer saw Lambeau in action was in the East-West game in 1915. He was immediately impressed with the showing made by East's star backfielder. Lambeau ran, passed and kicked like a veteran, in fact, he was the entire backfield as far as offense was concerned...CROWD RAN WILD: Three years later, the writer witnessed a game between two amateur teams from Green Bay and De Pere, played on the old football field in the rear of East De Pere High school. Green Bay won despite the fact that every two or three plays the crowd would dash onto the field, or the game would be halted to watch a fight between rival fans. Lambeau was also the star of the game. The next year, after Lambeau had returned from Notre Dame, he organized the Indian Packing company team and Green Bay began to play football in earnest. In 1919 the Packers, as they were called for the first time, scored 565 points to their opponents' 18. Curly Lambeau was the spearhead of the Green Bay attack and his passing had the opposing teams dizzy. He tossed passes all over the field, some of them for forty and fifty yards, and the Packers in one game - against Sheboygan - scored 87 points, most of them by the aerial route...LOOKED FOR NEW FIELDS: In 1921, the Packers having conquered all elevens in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, began looking for new fields of endeavor. It was decided to enter the National Professional Football league, which was regarded as pretty fast company for the local eleven and also a test of Lambeau's playing and coaching ability. The first year the Packers lost two league games, won three and tied two - a pretty good start and an indication of Lambeau's ability to hold his own with the coaches of the other clubs...HAS SPECTACULAR CAREER: Since 1921 Lambeau's career has been a spectacular one. The competition in the National league was "not too tough". As a matter of fact it has not been tough enough during the past four season as Green Bay has bowled over all opponents to win three national championship and they were real titles, too, for when a coach can turn out teams year after year that can take the measure of such outfits as the Bears, New York Giants and the Portsmouth Spartans, he has done something, and he knows football. Lambeau has built his teams carefully and kept them well-balanced. He has never been one to pin his hopes on one star in the game. He has insisted - and rightly so - that every man must be good at his position and that every man must give the best that is in him at all times. That is one reason why the Packers are so hard to beat. They are in fighting all the time and they have good weapons to fight with - real plays and a first class defense...EATS AND SLEEPS FOOTBALL: The Green Bay coach probably knows as much football as any man in the country and we do not expect the Major Cavanaughs, Hanleys, Warners, Zuppkes and Joneses when we make this statement. Lambeau eats and sleeps football twelve months of the year. While the dyed-in-the-wool fans are whiling away the days between the seasons in fishing, playing golf and following the baseball teams, the Green Bay coach is combing the country for recruits for his Packers and spending a great deal of spare time working on plays a great deal of space. Lambeau has an intuition regarding players and their possibilities that is uncanny. Time and time again he
has brought men to Green Bay that looked only mediocre the first year or two and despite public sentiment and pressure from other sources, he has clung to them and made stars of them. Curly has developed more first class players than any coach in the National league. When he thought a player "had the stuff" he kept him and nine times out of ten the man came through handsomely, much to the coach's delight...RECORD TELLS STORY: One really does not have to tell the world what a fine coach the Green Bay Packers here. Lambeau's record tells that story very succinctly. Since 1919, the Packer have won 120 games, lost 33 and tied 16, for an average of .784. Can anyone beat that? We don't think so. That's why Curly is regarded by college football coaches - many of whom have swiped his Packer plays, particularly his spinners - as one of the country's experts on football. When better football is played in the pro league Lambeau's teams will be playing it - they always have and they always will. Therefore it is quite fitting that Packer fans should pay tribute to Curly Sunday. His genius, more than anything else, is responsible for Green Bay's prominence in the football world - and now is a good time to acknowledge it.
KOHLER LAUDS CHAMPIONS AS CITY'S ASSET
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - The greatest football team in the world. That's what former Governor Walter Kohler, who is again seeking election to that office, thinks of the Green Bay Packers, and he also thinks that watching the Bays in action is one of the greatest thrills that can come to any sport enthusiast. Mr. Kohler was in the stands during last Sunday's game with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he enjoyed every minute of it. When he visited the city this week in the interest of his candidacy for the governorship, he told residents that they might be justly proud of their football team. "Great as has always been the fame of Green Bay," he said, "the Bays have added to it immeasurably by broadcasting the name of your city to all corners of the land. It has already won three national championships in the pro league," he continued, "and judging from from its performances thus far this season is on its way to a fourth. It's the greatest football team in the world, and it is something for Green Bay to be proud of."
KNOTHOLE GANG ADDS TO NOISE AT HOME GAMES
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - Believing that the way to build up future interest in the Green Bay Packers is to get the younger generation interested in the national champions by giving them an opportunity to witness the postgraduate stars in action at all the home games of the Packers, officials of the Football corporation have followed out their plan of catering to the youthful fans by setting aside a special section of the stands at the City stadium. This part of the stands, popularly designated as the "knothole" section, is for the younger gridiron followers, exclusively and admission to these seats has been set at a very nominal figure. Time and time again the Packer directors have seen former sandlot followers of the Blue and Gold squad filing into the stands at the City stadium and as a result felt that such evidence of fans developing from interest gained in their younger says warranted recognition of the youthful Packer followers, by affording them an opportunity to witness the greatest gridiron stars of the nation in action with, or against, the Big Bay Blues. That this effort had not been wasted is evidenced by the increasingly large number of boys who fill the special section of the east end of the field each Sunday afternoon.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - Sammy Stein, professional wrestler who played with the Giants in 1931, has been handed his release by the Brooklyn club. The Dodgers' management also issued pink slips to Cy Williams and Harry Kloppenberg...Last Sunday night, Benny Friedman was to have been an honored guest at a party here, but at the last moment he sent his regrets saying he was "in no mood for dancing."...Daniel T. Blaine, owner of the Stapleton club, is making the western trip with his team. He claims Green Bay to be the best spot in the country outside of Staten Island...Joe (Red) Dunn is not keen about plane rides, but he says he is willing to take his chances in the air often so that he can get back to Wisconsin in time to see the Packers play every Sunday...According to Harry O'Boyle, Packer quarterback, Des Moines, Iowa, is ripe for pro football. The Green Bay signal caller claims that the owner of the Des Moines baseball club is anxious to secure a league franchise. He might be able to secure the use of Drake stadium...If Stapleton never plays the Bears in Chicago again, it will be soon enough, according to some of the Stapes' players. They claim the officiating was terrible and that the Bruins did everything but murder out on the football field...George Lawrie, Chicago official, has been coming here for ten years. Several people have intimated that he ought to be added to the homecoming list. He even brings his wife along every so often to enjoy the hospitality of Green Bay...George Little, ex-Badger coach now athletic director at Rutgers, expects to see the Packers in action in the East. Little recently wrote a letter to one of the Packer executives, complimenting the club on its successful record this season...Newspapers in every section of the country have the Packer games covered "like a tent". Every Sunday scores of newspaper writers come here to see the Packers perform. The Milwaukee and Madison papers, especially, are always well represented...Ecky Erdlitz, pro league officials, is getting many assignments from President Joe F. Carr. Erdlitz, who now lives in Oshkosh, is a former star halfback at Menominee, both high school and pro.
GREEN BAY HAS TWO VICTORIES OVER STAPLETON
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - When Stapleton and the Packers meet on the city stadium gridiron Sunday, it will mark the third time the teams have clashed. Two games, each won by the champions, have been played, one in Green Bay and one in Stapleton. The game in 1930 was played at the eastern city and one of the features of the contest from a Packer standpoint was when Cal Hubbard, giant tackle, shifted into an end position and speared a pair of long passes, the second of which was good for a touchdown came in the second quarter when Ken Strong, always a thorn in the side of the champs, made a long run for a touchdown. On his jaunt, Strong zigzagged though the entire Packer team and several times reversed his field as the Bay men sought to bring him down. Then to add insult to injury, the former N.Y.U. star booted the extra point after placement. Last season the Stapleton team came to Green Bay and local fans had their first opportunity to see Strong and his teammates in action. After what was considered one of the best all around individual performances ever seen here, Strong was injured in the first half of the game, and with his exit, the Bays counted four touchdowns and two points after touchdowns to win 26-0.
AL ROSE RIGHT AT HOME WITH BIG BAY TEAM
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - You don't have to push your way through the crowd to find Al Rose, tall Packer end, because he is just there and if you can't see him, it is time for you to consult your eye doctor. Al is not a small man as men go, what with his six foot three in height, and the 195 pounds of heft he packs with him when he sits down to the dinner table. Al's playing is as conspicuous as his height in that he has won himself a place in the ranks of Packer heroes. His touchdown gallop Sunday when he intercepted one of Benny Friedman's laterals was one of the high points of the present season as far as the Packers are concerned...WITH PROVIDENCE IN 1931: Rose had played one full season of professional ball and is now starting his second. Last season he was a member of the Providence Steamrollers and at the end of the year was sought and secured by the Packers. This is his first season here and he already feels right at home in Green Bay. He says he is very well pleased with things in general in this locality, and as for the actual playing, he states that naturally there is all the difference in the world between playing with a winning and losing squad. The spirit of the Packer team has made a hit with the lanky end and he thinks it is wonderful for a professional team to be with such a desire to win. On other pro squads the players want to win, he said, but here it is a spirit that they must win.
STARS OF FORMER YEARS TO ATTEND GRIDIRON FRACAS
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - Containing on its roster a galaxy of former collegiate football stars, the Stapleton professional team of Ken Strong, considered one of the greatest halfbacks in the game, will meet the Green Bay Packers in their homecoming game at City stadium next Sunday afternoon. By that time, the Stapes, who hail from Staten Island, should be quite familiar with the city, for they have been residents of Green Bay since Monday night, and have been doing all their training for the Packer contest right here. Football fans who have been watching the husky invaders work out gave predicted a rough afternoon for the champions, with the possibility of a last minute upset to mar an undefeated home record extending back to 1928...TRIBUTE TO LAMBEAU: This final home game of the season will be observed as "Lambeau day", in tribute to the coach who brought a collection of all-eastern, all-western, all-Big Ten and all-America stars from their respective university and college teams to three consecutive national championships as a single unit. Appropriate ceremonies on the field between halves will serve to remind the spectators of Coach E.L. Lambeau's 14 years of service to the Packer squad. Also between halves, the Disabled America Veterans' drum corps will parade. The period between the halves of the average football game usually is about the dullest of the afternoon, but the Packers have contrived to line up a series of entertainment features this year which have kept the crowds in the stands at all times...BARGAIN DAY PRICES: Two thousands reserved seat tickets in the stands at the west end of the stadium, usually sold for one dollar apiece, have been placed on sale at 50 cents, and will remain at this price until Saturday night, when all 50 cent purchases must have been made. The special price has been placed in effect so that all Packer fans will have the opportunity of honoring Coach Lambeau on his final home appearance of the 1932 gridiron season. Sunday morning the 2,000 seats again will sell at the full dollar price. One of the big features of the day will be the Packer homecoming, when veterans of the team's 14 seasons will be introduced to the crowd from the field. Invitations have been mailed out all over the country, requesting the "old timers", some of them now well up in their forties, to return for another glimpse of the team...STRONG GREAT BACK: These features will all serve to entertain the spectators between the halves, bu there will be an even greater attraction on the field during the contest itself, in the person of Kenneth Strong, captain and all-America halfback of the Stapes. Strong is playing his fourth season with the club, and has been seen in vigorous action here before. He is again in the form he displayed two years ago, when he was the sensation of the National league. Strong weighs 202 pounds and stands six feet tall. He is a product of New York university, starring under Chick Meehan, and plays professional baseball out of season.
KUECHLE STILL THRILLED OVER GAME IN 1930
OCT 27 (Milwaukee) - The greatest professional game I ever saw? Easy, it was the 13 to 12 game which the Packers won from the Chicago Bears in Cubs park, Chicago, on a sunny, almost balmy early November afternoon in 1930. There are football games that have great kicking, or great running, or great passing, or dripping drama, but there are few, and none in my recollection, that ever combined them all as this one did. Here, on one stage, we had the battering Bronko Nagurski plunging and running at his peak, the platinumed toed Lewellen punting at his best, which was still barely good enough to match Lintzenich's kicking, the rifle armed Dunn throwing passes that would have snipped the light off a cigarette at 25 yards...MARGIN OF VICTORY: Dunn, now gone into coaching at Marquette university, won the game for the Packers. He kicked the extra point after the second of Green Bay's touchdowns in the fourth quarter, that provided the margin of victory. But that is getting ahead of the story. The setting for the battle was perfect. It was ideal football weather, warm enough for the comfort of the largest paid crowd that ever saw a professional football game in the middle west. They were two types of teams that took the field. They were differently armed. The
Packers had an arrow, the Bears a sledge hammer. The Packers carried the fight into the air and scored their two touchdowns on passes. The Bears stayed on the ground and hammered out their points on running plays. On the merits of the two, there was no difference. They were equal. Dunn's kick provided the difference...HAVE IT ON COLLEGE: A college man, who had never seen a professional game before, hit it on the head as he walked out of the park: "The pros certainly have it on the colleges. That was the greatest game I ever saw." He never missed one now.
DUTCH CLARK IS LEADING DODGER ACE IN SCORING
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - For the first time since the league season opened, Jack Grossman, versatile Brooklyn Dodger halfback, is not in first place in the league individual scoring. He has been replaced by Dutch Clark, Portsmouth quarterback, who counted a touchdown and a point after touchdown in the game against Stapleton last week to boost his average eight points. Clark now leads in the scoring with 25 points and Grossman is one digit back of him with 24. Clark is the most versatile of the two so far, as he has amassed his total by scoring three touchdowns, four points after touchdown, and one field goal. Grossman has counted four touchdowns. For the first time this season, the Chicago Bears are represented in the scoring column as five of the team counted during the game Sunday with Stapleton. Bronko Nagurski leads his teammates with twelve points, having scored two touchdowns. He is in a six way tied for third place in the individual scoring.
PACKERS STILL TOP LEAGUE IN POINTS SCORED
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - Counting two touchdowns and one point after touchdown in their game with the Brooklyn Dodgers last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers remained out in front of the National league scoring with a total of 58 points. The Dodgers, in failing to score, dropped into third place with their 39 points, while the Portsmouth Spartans moved into the second rung with 44 counters. The biggest hump of the day was the rise of the Chicago Bears into a tie with Stapleton for fourth place with 27 points. The Bears, scoreless in four previous games, opened the throttle to the limit and jumped on the luckless Stapes for four touchdowns and three points after touchdown. Boston so far is the weakest offensive team in the circuit with only thirteen points in four games. The Bears upheld their reputation as the best defensive team in the league, and although they were scored on, still have only nine points chalked up against them in five games. The Packers rank second in defense with a total of only 17 points against them in six games.
STAPLETON ELEVEN DISPLAYS CLASS IN GRID DRILLS HERE
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - One of those wide open football games will be on the gridiron menu at the City Stadium Sunday afternoon when the Packers and Stapleton lock horns in a National league game. Official records show that Stapleton has piled up more yardage so far this season than any other team, and from the way the Islanders have been going through their practice paces here this week, they have no intention of getting out of the first down habit...STRONG AND WYCOFF: In Doug Wycoff and Ken Strong the Easterners have two of the best running backs in the country. Strong is without a peer in the open field and, once he gets underway, there is trouble stopping him. Wycoff is more of a slasher when lugging the oval. He rips off tackle splendidly and is also right at home when he comes to punching a hole in the center of the line. Gerald Frame, who played his collegiate football at Nebraska; Homer Ledbetter from Arkansas; Stuart Clancy, former Holy Cross captain and Jimmy Wilson from Washington and Jefferson are also capable ball carriers. Clancy is the only veteran of the this quartet...TWO STAR QUARTERS: The Islanders have no worries about quarterbacks as Bob Campiglio and Jimmy Hinton have been making a name for themselves this fall. Hinton comes from Texas Christian and his punting has been so remarkable that Ken Strong often lets the youngster boot the ball. Campiglio comes from the West Liberty Teachers' college and he was the leading point scorer in the country last season. The sports scribes of New York claim this Stapleton back is the fastest runner they have ever seen on a field. Large crowds have watched the Islanders in their workouts and it is the general opinion that they the smoothest working offense seen here this season. The backs start fast, there is no hesitation in calling the plays and the perfect timing on the formations has stirred up considerable comment...HUSTLING FOR JOBS: This Stapleton club is carrying a lot of young blood and every members is still hustling for his job. They will be put to the acid test this weekend as Owner Dan Blaine, who takes his football seriously, has threatened to distribute a number of pink tickets if a victory over the Packers is not forthcoming. Blaine had visions of a national championship this season and the two recent upsets, which marred his perfect pennant picture greatly, hasn't left him in the most pleasant frame of mind. The Stapleton owner never misses a practice and he is always on hand on the blackboard talks...FOUR TEAMS IN UNIFORM: The Staten Island club has spent a lot of money this season lining up what is the greatest team that ever represented Stapleton. For three weeks, Coach Harold Hansen had pretty close to 50 men in uniform and in the opening game, a non-league affair, four Stapleton teams ran through signals on the field. Stapleton has a "farm" at Patterson, N.J. This club plays in the Eastern Professional league and any players from this outfit are subject to call on 24 hours notice by Stapleton. Through this gridiron chain arrangement, the Islanders have a young army of men to work with. Strict training rules prevail for the Stapes and the curfew rings early. Trainer Patrick Fitzsimmons keeps an eagle eye on the players at all times and his experience as conditioner for the Newark club of the International Baseball league makes him right at home taking care of the aches and pains of the footballers. Fitz has a special cure for sprains. The players swear by him.
TICKETS SELLING FAST
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - Tickets are selling fast for the Stapleton game and the "Bargain Day" pasteboards are in great demand. The Football corporation cut the price on the reserved seats in the west end stands to 50 cents in order to help swell the crowd for the "Coach Lambeau Day" ceremonies. These tickets, however, must be purchased before Saturday night. The Packer ticket office in the C.C.C is open daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
STAPES GAIN MOST GROUND
OCT 27 (Columbus) - Stapleton holds the lead in offensive in the league race according to team statistics completed today by the NFL. The Stapes in six games have gained 1,207 yards, while the unbeaten league leading Green Bay Packers have gained only 838 yards in a like number of games. The Giants continue to be the best forward passing team with 32 completed in 80 passes. The Packers are the best point getters with 58, while the Chicago Bears have yielded only nine points. The Cardinals in four games have the best defensive average having yielded only 564 yards.
BAY WATERLOO PREDICTED BY STAPLETON ACE
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - "Certainly we expect to beat the Packers Sunday, we didn't come 1,200 miles to take a licking," Doug Wycoff, ace ball carrier of the Stapleton team, said Wednesday night in reply to a query as to the outcome of the Packer-Stapleton here this weekend. "Mark Oct. 30, 1932, down in the books as the day of the Packer Waterloo. We understand that they have run a string of 28 games in which they have not been defeated, but we figure they have to fall some time, and Sunday night might just as well be the day. We are confident of beating the Packers and have no thoughts of returning home without a victory. We always like to get at least three touchdowns in a game and we plan to go out and get them right off the bat Sunday. In the east the teams all are good this season," he continued, "it looks like a standoff as far as the teams in that half of the league are concerned. Boston, New York and Portsmouth all are good clubs, with Portsmouth being somewhat stronger than the other two. In the west we have found the Bears plenty tough, as they have a big team. We expect a hard game with the Cardinals. We realize that the Packers have something to win three championships, but we expect to beat them Sunday, and I am earnestly sincere when I predict that we will." "Wouldn't it be a breeze if we scored three touchdowns in the first half," he called down the hall as a parting warning.
HOMECOMING TO BE CELEBRATED HERE SUNDAY
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - Once each year the Packers and the Packer fans welcome back the football stars of yesterday. Sunday when Stapleton and the Packers are mixing it up at the city stadium they will be doing their work under the eyes of the most critical audience of the season, for all of the old timers, many of whom made football history in Green Bay, will be in the stands. It is true that many of the old rascals couldn't wait for the homecoming and have been sneaking into the stands for many of the early games, but Sunday they will all be there...DUNN LATEST ADDITION: Mr. Joseph (Red) Dunn, who is the latest addition to the Packer alumni, will be back Sunday. The famous red-headed quarterback of yesteryear has been back to no less than two games already this season, and Sunday will be his third. However, this time he won't be permitted to get into the stands unnoticed, and he may even give one of his famous speeches, entitled "I Won't Be Back." Others confidently expected are Mayor Richard (Jab) Murray, now chief executive of Marinette; Howard (Cub) Buck, former Packer tackle, billed in the dim past as the "largest football player in captivity"; Eddie Kotal, the famous curly head who scorned a head guard, and was nearly the smallest player in captivity; Myrt Basing, running mate, classmate, and one time business partner of Kotal's; Moose Gardner, Tubby Howard and many others from widely scattered points throughout the state and national who are still Packer fans...LAMBEAU TO MATHYS: There will be these and a host of others from Green Bay, who once cavorted about the field to the cheers of the multitude, back in the old days when a play-by-play report of the game consisted of largely of writing, "forward pass from Lambeau to Mathys."
PACKER SPIRITS AIDS SQUAD IN PENNANT CHASE
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - All the sport experts who have studied the situation are willing to concede that Green Bay's success in the NFL is due not only to great playing and great coaching, but also in no small part to the community spirit that supports the team in all of its encounters. The Packers have been called the professional team with the college spirit, and it is generally acknowledged that no team in the professional ranks has such intimate and close association with the fans as do the Packers. No other group of professional players is so directly accountable to the fans, and no other team, therefore has the determination to win that carries the Packers on. At least that is the opinion of Roundy Coughlin, Stoney McGlynn, Ollie Kuechle and other scribes who have made numerous attempts to discover the cause of that little something that gives the Packers the punch required to win. When the old Packer line starts to wilt, if ever, the individual players feel a personal responsibility to carry on. Children are named for Packer players in this community and no player could fold up while the fond parents of the next crop of voters are crying for touchdowns from the bearers of the same names they use to sing lullabys to at home. The old fashioned rattle with the pink and blue ribbons is still the first gift to children in this community, but the big yellow football is the second gift to all male children. Football is Green Bay's ruling passion. It is the year round sport. It reaches its height in the fall, passes safely through the hot stove league season, and meets spring with plans for the coming season. Summer is spent by most Green Bay people in reading reports of new players being signed to try out the next fall. The Packers are Green Bay's one community possession. Everyone in the city shares the general pride in the team, and everyone supports vocally, financially and otherwise to the limit of his ability, and that according to the experts is one reason they win and win again.
MCGINNIS SAYS FOOTBALL HERE IS GREAT SHOW
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - While it is possible that fans will not fully appreciate it at this time, the Packers are giving residents of Green Bay a type of entertainment that cannot be purchased at any price in most of the cities in the country, according to James H. McGinnis, proprietor of the Broadway hotel. "Ten years from now, if the Packers have ceased to exist, everyone will appreciate how much the team meant in entertainment value," Mr. McGinnis said, "and fans will be wishing for the 'good old days'. That's the way it was after the best baseball ever played in Green Bay, back in the late 90s, was history. That's one thing that hasn't been mentioned in connection with the contribution of the Packer team to the city, but it's an important item. Many fans look forward through the entire year to the football season, and they secure an amount of entertainment from the games that could not be gotten otherwise." Mr. McGinnis is one of the city's ardent fans himself, and has held a season ticket to the Packer games since the management first began to offer them to sale.
EASTERN TRIP NEXT TASK TO FACE CHAMPS
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - For the remainder of the season the Packers will be out of town as after the Stapleton game they will start their seven game invasion of foreign fields. On Nov. 6, the Bears will meet the Chicago Cards at Wrigley field and will then return to Green Bay for several days before they start their long eastern invasion. On Thursday, Nov. 10, the champs will leave for Boston, where on Nov. 13 they will play at the Hub city. Following this the Packers jump to New York where they will headquarter at the Lincoln hotel. Three games will be played in and around the eastern metropolis, the first with the Giants at the Polo Grounds on Nov. 20, the second with Brooklyn at Ebbets Field on Nov. 24, and on Nov. 27 they will again meet Stapleton. Following the sojourn in New York, the Packers will go to Portsmouth where on Dec. 4 they will meet the Spartans in what will probably result in a grudge battle. On Dec. 11, the Packers wind up their season at Wrigley Field with the Chicago Bears.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - Did you know that - The Packers probably will "click" better Sunday that at any other time this year. In drills this week they snapped through plays as smooth as we have ever seen them work. You'll probably see a backfield composed of Grove, Herber, Blood and Hinkle get plenty of work. They ran pass plays like a machine yesterday and another group composed of O'Boyle, Bruder, Englemann and McCrary also looked very good. Lewellen was smooth with both combinations. Red Bultman, playing his first year with the Packers, looks better with every start. The Stapes have a lateral pass or two that are "wows" and may click to give the Bays trouble Sunday but the Packers haven't had much trouble stopping laterals in the past and probably will stop those of the Stapes. With good weather you probably will see the best game of the year when the two teams meet. The Staten Island boys had plenty to say about the officiating in last Sunday's game against the Bears and about the failure to call holding, clipping, slugging and penalties for dirty football. It's not the first complaint of its kind this year, there have been many others, and there probably will be more as long as the Bears get the officials they want.
WIDE OPEN GAME EXPECTED WHEN PACKERS, STAPES MEET
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - Wide open football with both teams making considerable use of trickformations will be seen Sunday at the City stadium, when the Packers and Stapleton get together in a National league game, if the pilots stick to their promises to "take to the air" whenever the opportunity presents itself. After hearing that the Stapes had been working on little but forward passes and laterals, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers announced that the Bays would attempt to give the visitors "a bit of their own medicine."..."SHOOT THE WORKS": "As this is our last game at home," said the Green Bay pilot, "I am going to suggest to Roger Grove and Harry O'Boyle, our quarterbacks, that they 'shoot the works'. We have been working on a lot of stuff all season and many of our plays haven't been used in a league game yet. We will have to cut loose with a varied offense to defeat Stapleton as they have one of the best clubs in the circuit. Ken Strong and Doug Wyckoff are mighty dangerous at every stage of the game and, from what I have heard, Ledbetter, Campiglio and Wilson are three sweet ball carriers." When Ken Strong, the Stapleton leader, was asked about his plan of attack against the Packers, he said: "Same old stuff. Forward passes and then some more forwards."...AIR FULL OF FOOTBALLS: " We know all about the Packer front wall," continued the former all-American back from New York U. "Don't think that we are going to be foolish enough to waste a lot of plays on straight football. Of course, we will mix 'em up a bit, but unless I miss my guess, footballs will fly fast and often. Some of our pass plays have piled up a lot of yardage this season and it is my prediction that the Packers will have a strenuous afternoon trying to keep our speed merchants under cover." Executives of the Football corporation have the stage set for the "Coach Lambeau day" ceremonies between halves. Dr. W.W. Kelly, who has served as chairman of the arrangements committee, will introduce the the Packer pilot to the throng and Lambeau will speak briefly over the loud speaker system. The presentation party is scheduled immediately after the first half ends...HALAS PRAISES LAMBEAU: George Halas, head of the Chicago Bears, has declined with regrets the invitation to attend the game here Sunday. In a letter to the Football corporation, Halas said: "I have a previous engagement in Boston, Mass,. as the Bears play the Braves and it will be impossible for me to attend the game at Green Bay and help pay tribute to Curly Lambeau. He has been a great asset to professional football and the record Lambeau has established at Green Bay is the talk of our league. Please extend my congratulations to Lambeau and wish him all the luck in the world except when he is playing the Bears." In addition to working to swell their own win column, the Packers will be fighting to maintain an unbeaten string of home games extending back into the early part of 1928, when an invading New York team handed the Bays their last home trimming. A large attendance seems almost certain, and if the weather man sees fit to give the Packers a break, the crowd may attend record proportions for the season...CUT PRICE TICKETS: There are still a number of "Bargain Day" tickets available despite the fact that the demand for the ducats has been unusually brisk. These pasteboards much be purchased before Saturday night and the Packer office in the C.C.C. will stay open until 10 p.m. to take care of the latecomers.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - The Boston club will have three games in a row at home now as the contest which was scheduled at Staten Island Nov. 6 has been shifted to Braves Field. The Bears play there on Sunday and Green Bay is booked Nov. 13...George Johnson, American association baseball umpire, is drawing some officiating assignments in the pro circuit. Johnson is a veteran footballer and some years back he served a season as manager of the Rock Island club...The football fans at Portsmouth follow the Spartans via telegraph. When Potsy Clark and his hirelings play away, a direct wire to the stadium at Portsmouth gives the natives a play-by-play story about every contest...The Stapleton club is spending ten days in the middle west. After meeting the Bears in Chicago last Sunday, the Islanders have been camping at Green Bay all week and preparing for the weekend tilt with the national champs...Cliff Battles of Boston featured the no-decision game with the Giants last Sunday at the Polo grounds with his exceptional punting...Six tie games in the National league this season show that the clubs are evenly matched. It is a nip and tuck battle all down the line and even the second division clubs are dangerous at every stage of the game...Left end Creighton paved the way for the Chicago Cardinals to take Providence into camp, 7 to 0. The lanky wing intercepted a lateral pass by the Steamrollers in the first period and dashed 48 yards for a touchdown...The Providence Steamrollers, playing independent ball, are giving all the pro league clubs plenty of competition this season. The Rhode Islanders have a veteran battle front and Manager Coppins has picked up some good recruits..Keith Molesworth is burning up the gridiron for the Chicago Bears. Coach Ralph Jones is giving him the call over Brumbaugh, who was the first string signal caller last year. Molesworth is a great open field runner...After getting off to a flying start, Stapleton stubbed its toe in the last two games and as a result the Islanders have slipped down toward the cellar. Portsmouth whipped the Stapes 13 to 6 and the Bears won 27-7...Nearly 20,000 "Ladies Day" tickets were used at the Bear-Stapleton game in Chicago last Sunday. George Halas, president of the Bears, was so well pleased with the turnout that he may repeat the stunt later in the season...As was expected, the Chicago Bears' offfensive functioned perfectly after four scoreless games and the Windy City Bruins stepped along to a 27-7 victory over Stapleton. Bronko Nagurski plunged for two touchdowns...Dutch Clark, Portsmouth's stellar quarterback, is now setting the pace for the pro league scorers. The Spartan flash has made three touchdowns, kicked one goal from the field and has added four extra points after scores...The Chicago Bears are booked in the east for the next two Sundays. This weekend, the Halas-men will exhibit their gridiron wares in Boston against the Braves while on Nov. 6, the Windy City gridders are booked in New York...After touring the east for several weeks, the Chicago Cardinals will be at home Sunday with Brooklyn as the opposition. Friedman is a great drawing card in Chicago and Dr. Jones is counting on a capacity turnout.
LAWRIE TO REFEREE
OCT 28 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe F. Carr of the NFL has assigned George Lawrie of Chicago to handle the Packer-Stapleton game at Green Bay on Sunday. R.N. Heidcamp, another Chicagoan, will be the umpire, while R.J. Erdlitz, Oshkosh, is to act as headlinesman.
GREEN BAY BATTLES STAPLETON ELEVEN IN LAST HOME GAME
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - Before thousands who gather from far and near to pay tribute to Coach Earl L. Lambeau, the Green Bay Packers will battle the Staten Island eleven here Sunday afternoon in their last home game of the year. It will be "Coach Lambeau" day at the City stadium in honor of the Green Bay leader who has guided the Packers to three National league championships, and a fine start toward a fourth straight crown. From all parts of the state and midwest fans will come to see the champions in action and pay tribute to the Green Bay mentor. Stars of yesteryear will be among those gathered here. Great halfbacks and linemen who represented Green Bay in football wars of past years will return to receive acclaim and cheer the 1932 eleven in its fight for another title...EXPECT GREAT FIGHT: The game is expected to develop into the most exciting of the year with the outcomes in doubt until the final whistle. Staten Island, although defeated in its last two starts, has a collection of backfield men in the NFL. The team boasts the best offensive record in the circuit, with both running and passing plays that can be counted on for constant gains. Leading the Stapleton attack will be Ken Strong and Doug Wyckoff, regarded as two of the greatest backfield performers who ever donned moleskins. With them are other outstanding stars as Campiglio, Ledbetter and Clancy, who do everything required of good backs. The Stapleton line is studded with big, powerful performers. At tackles the team has Leo Raskowski, former Ohio State star, Kamp from Oklahoma, Kanya from Syracuse, who weighs over the 200 pound mark. As guards, the team has Bunyan, Satenstein and Grant, former New York University stars. Also from New York U, the team has Marshall, an end, regarded as a great receiver of forward passes...BAYS IN SHAPE: Ready to oppose this collection of stellar football players will be Green Bay's full squad. The man are in fine shape again after getting over bruises and sprains sustained two weeks ago in the Bear tussle at Chicago. Clark Hinkle, the Bucknell fullback who has been turning in fine football in Green Bay, will be back at his old post. He was out last week with a cut over his eye. Cal Hubbard, veteran tackle and a mainstay of the Green Bay line, who was out with a bad leg, also will be at his old position. Joe Zeller, guard, likewise will be ready to play again. The game is expected to develop into a wide open affair with both team, making use of forward passes. The Stapleton team has several good combinations to use in the overhead game and also is adept at fast running plays with laterals forming the constant
threats...HAVE SEVERAL COMBINATIONS: Green Bay hasn't made much use of its aerial attack in previous encounters this year but is expected to open up Sunday. The team has been putting in long drills this week with passes getting most attention. As a result the plays have clicked much better and are sure to be used extensively Sunday. The Bay coach has several combinations of players to use during the game. In one group he has Herber at one halfback with Blood at the other, Hinkle at fullback, Grove at quarter. This quartet has plenty of speed and deception in its attack. Lewellen also has worked with this group in Herber's place. Another good combination has Bruder at one half, Englemann at the other, McCrary, fullback, and O'Boyle at quarter. If good weather prevails the game is expected to draw one of the largest crowds of the season. The Packer organization has cut the price of tickets at the West end of the stadium to fifty cents so that many who have not not had a chance to see the teams play will be able to see them in the final home test. These tickets must be purchased before 10 o'clock tonight, however. Between halves the D.A.V. drum corps will provide entertainment after the ceremony in honor of Coach Lambeau and introduction of former Packer stars. The Packers will be fighting to keep intact their record of not being defeated on their home field since 1928. In that period the team has won 28 games and only been tied once that by the Bears here early this year. After Sunday's game the squad will prepare for a fight in Chicago with the Cardinals and then the long road trip that carries them through the east to meet the strongest squads of that section before returning to play the Chicago Bears and Portsmouth. The team will leave for Chicago next Saturday, return to Green Bay after the Cardinal game and on the following Thursday depart for the east.
WEST SCORING ZONE
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - When the Green Bay Football Corporation decided to sell 2,000 seats at the west end of the field for a half dollar apiece for the Stapleton-Packer game at the City stadium Sunday, they opened up one of the biggest bargains in sport that every has been offered here. Seats at the west end of the field will be far superior to the usually choice "50 yard" reservations if the experience of the past home games of the Packers holds good again this Sunday as only one Packer touchdown has been made at the east goal line this season. Bruder made this marker in the last quarter of the contest against the Giants on Oct. 2. Whether it is because of the prevailing winds, the slope of the field or the romantic desire of the teams to drive on into the setting sun, no one can say; but it is a fact that nearly all of the action in the west sector and probably will be again Sunday, making those "Bargain Seats", a better bargain than most would expect.
STATEN ISLAND YOUTH HITCHHIKES FOR GAME
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - When the Staten Island team meets the Packers here Sunday in a NFL game, it is sure to have one rooter from the "old hometown". Joseph Carroll, 20, Stape fan extraordinary, will be present, rooting for his favorites. The youth from his home in Staten Island to Green Bay to see the game. He arrived in Chicago last Saturday and arrived in Chicago last Saturday and saw the team play the Bears and arrived in Green Bay today to see the squad in action against the Packers.