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Green Bay Packers 45, Grand Rapids Maroons 0

PRE-SEASON: Sunday September 11th 1932 (at Green Bay)



(GREEN BAY) -  The Grand Rapids Maroons and mid-summer heat couldn't do much to prevent an auspicious Green Bay Packer football opening day ceremony here Sunday afternoon and the National league champions handed the Michigan eleven a 45 to 0 beating. It was the 25th straight victory at home for Green Bay. A small crowd of less than 3,000 saw the game. The Packers offered many combinations of their players, using 28 men in the course of the battle. New men and veterans alike looked good against the Grand Rapids players who put up a determined defense in the first quarter but then folded up as the Packer power plant began to function. Line smashed, delayed bucks, passes and sweeping runs were used by the Bay team to push down the field and score seven touchdowns. Despite the oppressive heat that made the playing conditions almost intolerable, the Packers had little trouble getting underway. Once started, Grand Rapids could do little to stop them.


The first period was scoreless as the Packers worked to get the "feel" of the game. Gradually they began to open up, and, before the second period was over, 25 points were chalked on the scoreboard. In the third period, they added 13 points and counted again in the final period to run the total to 45. Figuring prominently in Green Bay's play were many men. There was Clark Hinkle, the Bucknell fullback who reeled off several fine runs and figured in a great many defensive features. Joseph Zeller, a guard from Indiana, who like Hinkle was playing his first game, gained many friends for his performance in the front line. Then there was Dexter Shelly and Marger Aspit, another pair of new backfield men who turned in fine exhibitions. Veterans were impressive again. Mike Michalske, at guard, knifed through for several great tackles. Lavvie Dilweg was as prominent as ever. So was Bo Molenda, Verne Lewellen, Hurdis McCrary and Johnny Blood to mention only a few of the veteran backs who saw action. Arnold Herber, the former West high star, was in a class by himself, coming to the front as a whirlwind to turn in sensational plays, and Harry O'Boyle, who played here a few years ago, returned to find himself working smoothly at the quarterback position, despite the fact the spot is new to him.


The Packers didn't need much but straight football to upset Grand Rapids. They played it hard and fast and  the invaders never had a chance. At no stage of the game was Grand Rapids beyond the Packers' 40 yard line and they did not gain a first down. Milan, an end from Union, Weiss, a guard from Detroit, and Davska, who hails from Ferris college, were Grand Rapids mainstays, stopping Green Bay plays many times. Wheeler, young quarterback who played with Michigan university for three years, looked good the short time he was in the game but he went out cold in the second period when he was tackled hard and low by Herber and Hinkle. The quarterback was knocked unconscious and unable to return to the game. The Packers went to the Grand Rapids two-yard line in the first quarter but a fumble spoiled the scoring chance. Some good punting by Lewellen in that period kept the ball in play in Grand Rapids territory. The Bays ran up four first downs but didn't have the usual snap in their plays. Gradually they began to loosen up, however, and before the period was over they were under steam. White, McCrary, Lewellen and Aspit were backfield men who started with the opening whistle and played most of the period.



Capt. E.L. Lambeau sent in several new men as the second quarter started and it wasn't long before the  Packers scored. Hinkle put the team in scoring position late in the first period and the Bays continued the march soon after the start of the second. The first touchdown was scored by Herber when he circled wide around left end for 15 yards to score. Michalske pulled out of the line on the play to lead the interference and bowled over one of the Maroon secondary men. Hinkle took out another Maroon with a fine block and Herber ran like a deer to score. Shelly's kick for the extra point was wide of the posts. A few minutes later Wheeler was knocked out when tackled by Hinkle and Herber and had to be carried off the field. Lavvie Dilweg then missed a great pass by inches as he collided with Wetzel, of the Maroons, knocking him out. The two casualties seemed to take some of the pep out of the invaders and after that they weren't nearly as stubborn as they had been in the opening quarter.


Herber returned a punt some 30 yards just before the second score. He left the game at that stage and received a great hand from the crowd. Fitzgibbons then dropped back and as Shelly and Hinkle covered him up shot a long, straight pass to Tom Nash. The ball traveled about 30 yards, Nash getting it on the 20. The big end raced to the left to cut around one player and then cut sharply to his right to cross the goal line standing up. Shelly's kick for the extra point failed and the Packers led, 12 to 0. Another set of backfield men entered the game after this marker. It was composed of Grove at quarter with Lewellen, Englemann and Molenda as the other backs. They started right out by paving the way for a seven yard gain and a first down on Grand Rapids' 20 yard line. Englemann picked up a couple of yards on a straight buck and Molenda found a hole in right guard and tore through. Bo traveled 17 yards for a touchdown as Grove took out Parasaca with a great block just as the Rapids performer made a lunge for the ball carrier. Molenda kicked from placement for the extra point. Claude Perry recovered a fumble on the Maroons' 20 yard line a few minutes later and the Packers got another touchdown after it. Englemann hit center for five and then took a lateral pass from Lewellen to race 20 yards around left end for a touchdown. Grove missed a try for an extra point and Green Bay led, 25 to 0, as the half ended.


Starting the second half, O'Boyle was at quarterback with Apsit and Blood at quarter and McCrary at fullback. Johnny Blood started the action with a 12 yard slash over guard. Blood then passed to Gantenbein for another first down on the 25 yard marker. Davksza intercepted a pass at this point however and the Maroons took the ball, punting out. Blood began the change again, going nine yards. Apsit added five and then four more. McCrary found center for eight yards and Apsit hit it for five to put the ball on the 15 yard line. McCrary then swept around right end, ducked one man, sidestepped another and charged over the goal. Apsit kicked the goal for another point. O'Boyle intercepted a Rapids pass a few minutes later and passed to Peterson on the next play for a 30 yard gain. It put the ball on the five yard line. The Maroons held for three down but, on the fourth, Apsit slipped over left tackle for a touchdown, making the score, 38 to 0. O'Boyle's kick for the extra point was blocked.


Herber, Hinkle, Fitzgibbons and Shelly worked in the final period, to alternate in good gains to put the Bays in scoring position for the final marker. Fitzgibbons passed to Herber who made a great leaping catch before falling out of bounds on the five yard line. Herber picked up a yard at left end and Hinkle added three at left guard. Shelly was held on two tries at center and Grand Rapids took the ball on her own two yard marker. They punted out to the 30 yard stripe. Fitzgibbons passed to Shelly who slipped after gaining nine yards. Herber then cut through a hole in left tackle and went 18 yards before he was stopped on the two-yard line. He was off his feet twice but managed to keep doing and stagger towards the goal before he was finally stopped. A hard thrust on the line by Hinkle on a delayed buck and the Packers scored again. Hinkle then added another point with a kick and the final score was 45 to 0 as the game ended a few minutes later.

GREEN BAY -  0  6  0  0 -  6

CHI BEARS -  7  0  0  0 -  7


2ND - GB - Arnie Herber, 15-yard run (Dexter Shelly kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0

2ND - GB - Tom Nash, 44-yard pass from Paul Fitzgibbons (Shelly kick failed) GREEN BAY 12-0

2ND - GB - Bo Molenda, 17-yard run (Molenda kick) GREEN BAY 19-0

2ND - GB - Wuert Englemann, 20-yard run (Roger Grove kick failed) GREEN BAY 25-0

3RD - GB - Hurdis McCrary, 15-yard run (Marger Apsit kick) GREEN BAY 31-0

3RD - GB - Aspit, 1-yard run (Harry O'Boyle kick failed) GREEN BAY 38-0

4TH - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 2-yard run (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 45-0



SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - One of the greatest football machines every developed under the colors of the Chicago Cardinals, coaching in the Rockne system and with one practice victory already chalked away, will invade Green Bay next Sunday September 18, to help the Green Bay Packers open their 1932 league season. Jack Chevigney, former Notre Dame star and present Cardinal coach, who took over the reigns this year when Ernie Nevers headed for the west coast and a Stanford contract, has been issuing no elaborate statements which might make his collection of talent overconfident. Nevertheless a glance at the Cardinal squad reveals the fact that all but three of last year's stars - Nevers, Slater and Glasgow - will be ready for action Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, when the opening whistle blows at City Stadium...BEAT PACKERS 21 TO 13: Furthermore, considerable action may be expected from a few new Cardinals. Essentially the same lineup which in the last appearance of the Packers against the Chicagoans resulted in a Cardinal victory, 21 to 13, will be available for Coach Chevigney's use Sunday. It is probable that the Cardinals will arrive in Green Bay Saturday. The Packers, who wandered through the Grand Rapids Maroons last Sunday to the tune of a 45 to 0 lacing, incurred no important injuries in that contest, and Hank Bruder, the pile driving halfback whose sore leg kept him out of action last week, will be ready to take over his share of work in the Bay backfield...OFF ON RIGHT FOOT: A victory Sunday will start the winner off on the right foot in the race for National professional honors, and will give the loser a decided handicap. As the Cards were successful in their last appearance against the Packers, the Chicago management is pretty confidence of upsetting the Packers' home victory string. It is notable that three of the Cardinals were placed on the 1931 all-America professional football team. Francis McNally, 215 pound center who learned his football at St. Mary's, was first string center on the mythical eleven last year, while placed on the second honor team were Forest Douds, W. and J. tackle who played with the Portsmouth Spartans last year, and Al Graham, a Providence guard last season, but now a Cardinal recruit. Walter Kiesling, rated one of the best guards in the professional game, who weighs 240 pounds and once played with St. Thomas, again will appear with the Cards, who boast another great guard in Graham, and still another in Phil Handler, 213 pound Texas Christian graduate...HOLMER STAR BACK: Northwestern's husky back, Walter Holmer, who is entirely too well known by Packer fans, has returned this year to help the shift from the Stanford to the Notre Dame system of football. Schwartz of Washington, who played with Portsmouth last season, is another fullback who will do plenty of ball lugging when Holmer isn't in action. No follower of


the gridiron game has forgotten Frosty Peters, Illinois' great dropkicker, who played with Brooklyn in 1931, but who now has signed with the Cardinals. Prentice and Ed Risk of Purdue, who play guard and quarterback respectively, are a couple of newcomers whose work will be watched with interest. When Packer fans scan the numbers of Cardinal players to pick out an old acquaintances, they will not pass up Bill Boyd, 183-pound fullback, Les Malloy, 195-pound fullback, and Jesse Tinsley, 211-pound tackle, all of whom performed with the 1931 edition of the Chicago outfit. Two important newcomers are Glenn Martin, Illinois State Teachers' quarterback, and Wendel Culver, St. Mary's, a halfback...HAVE PLENTY OF POWER: There is no question but that the Cardinals will miss Slater as well as Glasgow, in addition to Nevers. The giant Negro tackle is practicing law in the Chicago negro section, and Glasgow's eyes went bad on him, forcing him to quit the professional game. However, there is power aplenty in the 1932 Cardinal machine, and all doubters can be accommodated at the Packer stadium Sunday. Moynihan and Nash, former centers of Notre Dame, have been called in to add to the Rockne system talent. Wendt of Marquette is a new guard of promise; Bucky Moore is a back recruited from Missouri football ranks; and Tony Holm is Alabama's famous fullback, ready to carry on for the Windy City. Crakes, South Dakota; Simas, Doan and Stennett, all of St. Mary's, and all backfield men are other Card rookies. Erickson, veteran center; Steinback and Williams, tackles; Creighton and Rogge, ends; Hill, Belding and McLain are other veterans who will be seen in action Sunday.


SEPT 13 (Milwaukee) - Appointment of Joe (Red) Dunn, former quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, as freshman coach at Marquette University was announced today by Athletic Director Conrad M. Jennings. Dunn's name had been linked with a coaching position at his alma mater ever since his decision to retire from professional football was made known. The red head was one of Marquette's greatest stars. He played on the teams in 1922 and 1923 which were never defeated. In 1923 as captain he went through most of the Boston College game with a broken arm and added a point from placement which won in the closing minutes. As a Packer, Dunn gained the reputation of being the smartest quarterback in professional football. In addition to his duties as freshman coach, Dunn will assist coach Frank J. Murray in training the varsity backfield. His position will be part time.


SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - In weather that was much more proper for baseball than football the 1932 gridiron season got underway here Sunday. From the exhibition we drew many conclusions. Probably you drew the same ones, or perhaps a few others. What struck us as the most outstanding feature of the game to get underway. With only a week of practice they looked surprisingly good. You can, of course, discount this quite a bit by saying that Grand Rapids had little to offer in the way of opposition, but the fact remains that the Bays' execution of plays was better than expected for so early in the year. There were several bright spots. Probably one of the outstanding was the play of Arnie Herber, young halfback who not many years ago was leading West High to Valley crowns. Herber has as much natural ability as any player on the squad. His only failing has been lack of experience, and with it confidence in himself in competition with men who have seen much more service than he has. He seemed to find himself in the opener and with such an auspicious start should do many good things this fall...Another feature was the performance of Harry O'Boyle. Harry did creditable work here a few years ago as a fullback and this fall returned after coaching two years at Holy Cross. With the veteran and peerless Red Dunn missing this year, Coach Curly Lambeau tried O'Boyle at the signal calling job. Harry performed like a veteran at the position shooting signals with snap and precision. Perhaps he will be the answer to the problem of finding Dunn's successor. We also liked the way Hinkle worked in the backfield and Zeller and Bultman in the line. Bultman showed considerable speed in getting around the field while Zeller looked like a "natural". Several times Zeller and Bultman leaped over opponents to drag down the ball carrier. He's got the build of a Tarzan and seems to have plenty of fire. The two new ends, Rose and Peterson, didn't have much chance to show what they could do. We saw Rose check a tackle as effectively as we've ever seen it done on a few plays and Peterson turned in some good defensive work...Many veterans looked to be in shape and as skillful as ever. McCrary turned in as pretty a piece of open field running as ever has been witnessed here when he dashed for one of the Packer touchdowns. Three times it seemed like he was trapped but he shook off tacklers to score. He should have a banner year. The foresightedness of the National league in refusing to adopt some of the rules put into force by the colleges was clearly demonstrated late in the game. On one play when Herber caught a pass near the northwest corner of the gridiron, he tripped and fell but got to his feet and continued. He was checked momentarily and again hit the ground, but got to his feet after rolling and continued goalward. If the professionals had adopted the new "dead ball" rule, the ball would have been declared dead at the point Herber went to the ground the first time, which would have deprived the Packers of about 20 yards more gain as Herber finished his dash around the 5 yard line. He stumbled the first time about on the 25 yard mark.



SEPT 14 (Green Bay) - For the third consecutive year the Green Bay Packers will celebrate the raising of a National Professional league pennant when the championship banner, symbolic of the 1931 season, will be raised on the stadium flagpole just before the whistle blows for the Chicago Cardinal game Sunday. Joseph F. Carr, Columbus, O., president of the league, has been invited to attend the celebration. Others who will participate are Mayor John V. Diener, Leland H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Football corp., Coach E.L. Lambeau of the thrice champion Green Bay eleven, Dr. W.W. Kelley, member of the NFL's executive board and Dr. David J. Jones, owner of the Chicago Cardinals...PLENTY OF MUSIC: Fitting to the occasion, there will be plenty of music. As usual the Green Bay Legion band will be on hand, together with the Green Bay High School band and the Russell Leich chapter Disable American War Veterans' drum corps. The ceremony is scheduled to start shortly before 2 p.m. and all spectators are urged to be in their seats earlier than usual so that the entire assemblage will be ready to pay fitting tribute to the football team that has broken all records, both professional and collegiate...OFFICIALS TO SPEAK: Before the title winning banner is floated the league representative and officials of both clubs will make short addresses from the center of the field through the medium of the public address system. Following this, the officials, teams and bands will march to the west end of the gridiron and stand at attention when the pennant is lifted while the national anthem is played. According to E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, all indications point to a large crowd at Sunday's game. Several of the out of town agencies have asked for additional blocks of tickets while the local ticket selling places report business above normal. There has been many requests for reservations from Chicago as Cardinals fans will follow the team here for the weekend encounter...EXTEND OFFER TO SCHOOL SQUADS: The Football corporation has decided to again extend invitations to high school football squads in Wisconsin and upper Michigan to be "pay guests" at the Packer games here. In other words, the Packer management slashes the admission price for the scholastic gridders and provide the boys with some of the best seats in the


stadium. High school athletic directors desiring to take advantage of this offer are asked to get in touch with the Football corporation. The contract of Fay "Mule" Wilson, who played halfback on the 1931 Packers squad has been turned over to the Portsmouth Spartans, according to an announcement made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Wilson joined the Packers right at the close of the 1930 season. The slashing of the Green Bay 1932 squad to meet the National league limits began today with the release of Jack White, Purdue quarterback. White was making a bid for a position on the Packers squad this year, his first out of school. Lack of experience and size handicapped the quarterback in competition with others of the big squad.


SEPT 14 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe F. Carr of the NFL has named Meyer Morris, Rock Island, Ill., to referee the Packer-Chicago Cardinal game at Green Bay on Sunday which marks the opening of the 1932 pennant chase in the professional gridiron circuit. Lloyd F. Scott, Milwaukee, will do the umpiring while Wilfred Smith, of Chicago, has been assigned the headlinesman's duties. President Carr has been invited by the Green Bay club to participate in the pennant raising ceremonies, scheduled for Sunday on the Packers' gridiron and he plans to leave here Friday night for Wisconsin.


SEPT 14 (Chicago) - The Bears and the Cardinals, Chicago's entries in the NFL race this fall, begin league competition Sunday. The Bears meet Cleveland at the Loyola university field. The Cardinals will face the champion Green Bay Packers at Green Bay. The Bears finished third in the league standings last year one place ahead of the Cardinals. Both elevens have signed new players. The Cardinals, in particular, have many new players under Jack Chevigny who is teaching the pros the Notre Dame system of play...CARDS PLAY AURORA: The Cards can not be expected to master an attack, which is unfamiliar to most of the players, in time to be rated favorites against the Packers Sunday. The Cards defeated the Grand Rapids, Mich., Maroons by two touchdowns in their first practice game. Tonight they play at Aurora under the lights. The game will give Coach Chevigny a final opportunity to watch his players in action before the first cut of the squad. Ed Simas probably will start at quarterback tonight, with Fred Stennett and Bucky Moore at halfback. Walter Holmer, who started at left half, will be shifted to fullback. Tim Moynihan, who shares the center duties with McNally, a veteran, is one reason why the Cards are expected to master the shift attack. Tim hasn't played football since he left Notre Dame two years ago, but the big center is ready to take up where he left off. His knowledge of the game should help in coordinating the attack.


SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - A distinct trace of red along the professional football horizon, deepened by victories over the Grand Rapids Maroons and Aurora Yellowjackets, is being cast by the Chicago Cardinals, who next Sunday afternoon will engage the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the National league season. Recently the Cardinals romped to a pushover victory, 33 to 0 against Aurora and Saturday they will climb aboard a train, headed for Green Bay. The two consecutive victories thus far annexed by the Cards has filled Jack Chevigny's team with enthusiasm, and as a result they plan to increase their string over the Packers started last season at Chicago, to two straight...SOME GREAT TALENT: There will be no Nevers pounding through the Cardinal formations, but there will be a beautifully conditioned team coached in the Rockne system which has a spirit eclipsing the collegiate and some of the best talent today in the National league. Jack Chevigny made an immediate hit with his squad by starting his coaching assignment in a businesslike manner. The Notre Dame veteran informed the Cardinals that he and he alone holds the final words as regards the handling of the team. "The first man who squawks to anybody but me," stated Chevigny, "will squawk himself right off the club."..BELDEN GIVEN RELEASE: One of the biggest shocks of the preliminary training grind was the release of Belden, a back who had performed regularly for the Cardinals during the past five seasons. Chevigny, after watching Belden for a week, decided he was of a type out of step with the new scheme of things. When the 2 o'clock whistle blows for the start of Sunday's game, the third consecutive pennant won by the Packers will be flying from the top of the City stadium staff. There will be plenty of entertainment during the flag raising ceremonies, but it won't hold a candle to the action which will follows, as the tough Cardinal team attempts to back the national championship off their feet...HOLMER GREAT BACK: Walter Holmer, one time Northwestern University star in the pre-Bruder era, in all probability will be called upon to bear the brunt of the work behind the red line. Holmer is a great punter, has few equals at tossing passes, and is a workhorse similar to the Nevers type when it comes to lugging the ball. The Cardinals come to Green Bay with two victories in exhibitions behind them, plus three weeks of twice-a-day workouts under the hot Chicago sun. They are in excellent physical condition for their early stage of the season, and already have been well grounded in the Notre Dame style of play...ALL-AMERICAN CENTER: Packer fans will enjoy watching the work of Frank McNally, veteran center who last year earned his place on the first All-American pro team. For alternates McNally, who incidentally is no relation of Johnny Blood, the Packer backfield ace, will have Tim Moynihan of Notre Dam and Erickson, another experienced man. Steinbach, Rogge, Creighton and Kiesling, the last named one of the best in the business will handle the Cardinal guard assignments. Gordon and Douds, the former with Brooklyn last season and the latter with Portsmouth, are a fast pair of tackles who may be depended on. Gene Rose, Frosty Peters, Bucky Moore, Tony Holm and Eddie Risk are other backfield flashes who are certain to get a taste of National league ball against the Packers Sunday.


SEPT 15 (Chicago) - Doctors are supposed to let the patients do the worrying, but Doc Jones, who owns the Cards, does a lot of plain and fancy worrying of his own about his club. "I'm paying Chevigny a lot of money to do the worrying for me, but I want a championship so bad that I guess I'll have to be my own patient for awhile," he said today...Tim Moynihan reported for the initial drill in fine condition. In fact the former Notre Dame pivot ace looked almost too slender. Tim is the adonis of the outfit...It is estimated that this first two weeks of training under the boiling sun stripped close to 400 pounds from the athletes, there being 39 men in action when the proceedings started. Kiesling, the giant guard, dropped 14 pounds. Each day's workout, morning and afternoon, requires four hours of solid toil...Gene Rose is the smallest warrior of the squad but there is plenty of kick in a dynamo. Rose has been in the big time for six campaigns, this being his seventh...Bucky Moore, the blonde boy from New Orleans, looks, acts and talks like a football player. He is of that type that always stands out in a football crowd. It usually takes a year or so for a star collegian to get the hang of things in the major circuit but Bucky is on the way to proving an exception...Schwartz, a backfield candidate who hails from the University of Washington, answers to the first name of Elmer and from the way he is going there may something in a name...George Vitchfield is the new trainer for the Cardinals. He is well versed in his duties, having been in a similar capacity for Bill Harley, manager of Mills stadium in Chicago, who sponsors the Mills semipro baseball club. Harley played baseball one season in Green Bay about eight years ago. He is a brother of the famous Chic Harley...The Oriental race is not represented in American football. They do not seem to grasp the game at all, so to correct any idea that the Cardinals have an Oriental on the roster, Jap Douds is not...Fred Stennett was all-Pacific coast halfback in 1929-30 and also was accorded all-America mention at St. Mary's. Last year, he joined the Portsmouth Spartans and that experience is standing him in good stead in his efforts to land a berth on the Cards.



SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Major league baseball teams have followed out the yearly custom of lining up new men to eventually replace the veterans, and similarly in football, NFL owners are gradually adopting the same advantageous policy. This year the Green Bay Packers have signed up a number of young football players who have come here highly recommended. They will be carefully guided in professional football and in a few years will supplant the veterans who no longer are able to withstand the punishment as regulars...HINKLE IS FIXTURE: Among the promising prospects to be annexed to the Packer squad is young Clark Hinkle, former Bucknell ace, whose early work in the practice drills and the exhibition game against the Grand Rapids eleven has definitely stamped him as a fixture with Green Bay. Hinkle started playing football at Toronto, Ohio, with the high school and later enrolled at Bucknell where he acquired four more years of valuable gridiron experience, one with the freshmen and the next three with the varsity. He played in the annual East-West game on the Pacific coast last winter and there attracted the attention of Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau, who was making his yearly scouting trip in quest of football talent. The former Bucknell star whose feats in collegiate football were legion had visions of invading the professional ranks during his senior year in college. He had several friends playing in the pro circuit and learned from them that the ideal employment center of the NFL was at Green Bay...GLAD HE SIGNED HERE: "My friends all advised me to sign with Green Bay and I'm thankful to them that I did," Hinkle said in an interview. "This is a great football town and its people and those living in the surrounding cities certainly support it wholeheartedly. That's why Green Bay should continue to win National league pennants. Green Bay has a  number of fine players, and they're all good sports. In baseball when a new man shows up for a tryout the veterans do everything to get him back in the bush league where he came from. It's altogether different in organized football in Green Bay. The veterans are pals and are liberal with their pointers, which are greatly appreciated by all of the new men."...PLENTY OF SPIRIT: "I used to think that there wasn't any spirit in professional football but I have been disillusioned. Every one of the Packers has plenty of spirit, and I know that I have as much fire to win for Green Bay as I had for Bucknell," Hinkle said. "I cannot say that I am well enough acquainted with professional football to note the line of demarcation between it and college football," he replied to a parting question. "I'm positive that I'm going to like professional football, however. The fellows have been telling me all about the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears. I think I should be able to give you my deductions after that game with those Bears," Hinkle added with a smile.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - The broadcast of all home games of the Green Bay Packers will again be presented over WTMJ, the Milwaukee Journal station, and WHBY, St. Norbert's, this season, with two of the greatest announcers in the Middle West describing the play. Wadhams Oil has again signed Russ Winnie to inform the listeners over WTMJ while Quinn Ryan, manager of a Chicago station, will preside for Reimer's Meat Products. These reports of the Packers' tilts proved one of the most popular features of the 1931 season, and the return of this fall feature to the air is sure to invoke much joy among the listener fans in and about Wisconsin.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - The third successive pennant to be copped by the championship Green Bay Packers will be raised at the City stadium here Sunday with appropriate ceremonies as a part of the program at the opening league game with the Chicago Cardinals. The occasion will be one never duplicated in pro football history, the Packers being the only team to bring home the flag for three successive years after a campaign around the pro cycle. And it will be solemnized appropriately as an outstanding event. President Joe F. Carr, of the National pro league; L.H. Joannes, president  of the Green Bay Football corporation; Mayor John V. Diener and Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, all will have a part in the flag-raising, with Dr. W.W. Kelly, former corporation president as master of ceremonies. Three musical organizations, the Green Bay Legion band, the Green Bay high school band, and the drum corps of  Russell Leicht post, Disabled American veterans, also will have a part in the ceremony, which will take place before the opening whistle.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Mayes McLain, who has appeared at Green Bay before, is with Chicago this year and with Tony Holm and Bill Schwartz is staking a battle to fill the spot left vacant by Ernie Nevers. McLain is a huge gent who hits the line like a bullet and his addition to the Cardinals will be a big help to Coach Chevigny...The Stapes have one of those rare birds this year - a punter and passer who can thrown 'em and kick 'em from the left side. He is Stuart Wilson, who played undergraduate football with Washington and Jefferson...President Carr has cautioned all the officials in the pro league to follow the intercollegiate code of 1931. The pros have accepted only the equipment and substitution rules from the new 1932 code..Jack Wendt, two year veteran with the Marquette Avalanche, will be pitted against Arthur (Red) Bultman Sunday when the Cardinals play here against the Packers. Both men are former teammates as Wendt was a guard and Bultman a center under the reign of Coach Frank W. Murray at the Hilltop...McNally, Moynihan, Nash and Erickson are trying out for the center post on the Cardinal team this year which makes that aggregation the best fortified club at center position. All are men who have played enough football to know what it is all about. Moynihan, especially, being well versed in the Notre Dame style of play which is being used by the Cardinals this year under Chevigny...Following their policy of past seasons, the Green Bay Football corporation announces that high school teams of Wisconsin will again be "pay guests" of the Packers at all home games this fall. Providing the team attends as a unit, accompanied by its coach, special extra-low rates are offered and many aspiring prep gridders are expected to witness the national champions in action this year. Several high school squads are reported to be planning to attend the Cardinal game this week.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - The Packers' league season, with the prospect of seven hotly-contested games at City stadium here before Nov. 1, will open Sunday, and enthusiastic fans who wait anxiously for the return of football time each year have plenty to look forward to in the home games booked by the national pennant winners for the next two months. Starting off with three stiff games, the Packers, if they want to boost the championship flag over the stadium stands at the start of next season, will have to show their best stuff during their early encounters. The Cardinals are slated for Sunday, followed by the Bears Sept. 25 and the New York Giants Oct. 2 - not an inviting prospect for a team that isn't of championship caliber. All three of these teams will 


provide plenty of opposition for the Green Bay eleven and the Portsmouth aggregation that journeys here Oct. 9 for a try at the championship has been looking too good for comfort during practice sessions. The schedule breaks after the Portsmouth game, and the Packers trot to Chicago Oct. 16 for their first return game with the Bears, returning here for a game with Brooklyn's entry in the league competition on Oct. 23. The home games will close Oct. 30, with Stapleton worrying the Big Bay Blues.



SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - When the thrice champion Packers open their league schedule with the Chicago Cardinals Sunday, they will be gunning for their 26th consecutive home victory. Not since back in 1928, on Oct. 7 to be exact, when the New York Giants defeated the Bays by a 6 to 0 score, has the team lost a game at home. Following the setback at the hands of the Broadwayites, the Packers polished off the Chicago Cards, Dayton and Pottsville, and then played a scoreless tie with the New York Yanks to complete their home season for that year...ATTAINED NINE STRAIGHT: In 1929 the Bays ran roughshod over Portsmouth, Dayton, the Bears, the Cardinals, Philadelphia and Minneapolis to extend their winning ways at home to the nine straight mark. Severn more victories, over Oshkosh, the Cardinals, the Bears, New York Giants, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Portsmouth, were added to the victory chain in the campaign of 1930. Last season the Bays again stepped out and ahead of all foreign competition when they squelched Cleveland, Brooklyn, the Bears, New York Giants, the Cards, Philadelphia, Providence and Stapleton, to run the string to the 24 mark...WON ONLY GAME: This season the Packers have won their only game at home, played last Sunday against the Grand Rapids Maroons, whom they trounced by a 45-0 count. There are two reasons why the team wants to take the game from the Cardinals on Sunday. One if that they want to add to the long string of victories and make it an even 26 wins without a loss, and the other reason is that the team is still smarting under the 21-13 defeat handed them by the big red squad in their last meeting of the 1931 season, played at Wrigley field in the Windy City.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - In direct contrast to the colorful list of new recruits to the Green Bay grid family is the announcement of the memorable stars of past Packer teams who will be on hand to celebrate the flag-raising ceremony. Such names as Cub Buck, erstwhile Packer idol, Wally Neiman, former pivot man, Charley Mathys, one time signal caller, Jabber Murray, former wearer of the blue and now mayor of Marinette, Tiny Cahoon, ex-tackle and now coach at West De Pere High, Andy Muldoon, husky lineman, and right down to the recent Packer heroes, such as Red Dunn, peer of all field generals in Packer annals, Eddie Kotal, colorful halfback who set traditions at Lawrence before donning a Green Bay uniform, and last, but not least, Whitey Woodin, perennial holder of a center flanking post on the Bay squads, will certainly bring back memories to the thousands of Packer followers who have kept in close touch with the destinies of the Green Bay teams during the long years of existence. The above mentioned men are but a few of the great host of Packer alumni who will drop back to the scene of their own colorful activities and join in with the influx of current blue and gold fans in giving the locals a rousing sendoff in the first league test of the year.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Who are those thousands of persons who turn the autumn air blue with smoke, and rend it with cheers at the city stadium when the National champions of the gridiron are in action on the pleasant Sunday afternoon of fall in Green Bay? Thousands of those who make up the cheering throngs are from Green Bay, of course. But a census of the crowd would show a surprising number from other points in Northeastern Wisconsin, and the upper peninsula of Michigan, and as the season grows and competition increases from more distant point...COME FROM ALL SECTIONS: There are few cities in the upper peninsula of Michigan not representing during one or more of the Packer home contests. A fairly large group of Milwaukee people come nearly every Sunday. Madison with college football right at home is frequently represented by a bus load or more. The Door county peninsula sends it full quota every Sunday and of course the Fox river valley and lakeshore cities have their strong Packer advocates. One of the startling observations to be made of Packer crowds is the number of persons from Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Cincinnati and other large cities who appear to somehow receive an unforgettable impression of Green Bay by occasionally mingling with Packer crowds. The information on this scattered attendance is difficult to gather, but it crops out every year sooner or later...MAIN TOPIC OF CONVERSATION: Green Bay businessmen on a visit to Chicago in midwinter not infrequently meet a Chicago businessman who finds the Green Bay Packers the easiest topic of conversation and displays an amazing familiarity with the team. Green Bay citizens on vacation in California or Florida are continually writing home of an interested conversation with some one who appeared to be well aware of the prowess of the Packers. One of the best stories to come out of the far west on this topic runs like this: A Green Bay man and an ardent Packer fan was making a tour to California not many years ago, and in the heart of Nebraska he pulled up for gasoline. The attendance noticed his Wisconsin licensed, inquired as to his hometown. The response was proudly and distinctly, "Green Bay"...HOME OF PACKER TEAM: "Oh, yes," said the oil station attendant, "that is the home of the Packer football team!" "Have you seen them play," inquired the Green Bay man ready to take up his favorite topic. "Yes," replied the gasoline vendor, "I saw them at Memphis". The conversation ended at that point and all Packer fans will understand why.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Although it is the sole duty of the Packer players to spend their time each Sunday afternoon between the hours of 2 and 4:30 o'clock toward winning games and building up the record of the Big Bay Blues, another team of about 200 persons is also on hand behind the scenes at all games. This other squad is composed of those whose duty is to see that all spectators have their proper seats, and to keep the crowd moving in an orderly fashion toward the large grandstands on each side of the field. Under the direction of Walter Mott, the ushers gather at the park Sunday mornings while the majority of the fans are still wondering what will be their portion of the family board at the Sabbath meal. Each usher has his regular post and long before the crowd begins to arrive they are in their respective places, ready for the on-rush of the gridiron fans. New uniforms have been supplied this season for the workers and this adds to the color in the stands. Not only are the members of the ushers' corps on the job early, but those who have the job of policing the stands and grounds are there ahead of time too, in order that everything will be shipshape for the approval of the spectators. The stands which will seat a total of 14,000, are repaired and repainted each summer and any improvements are made at that time so all may see what is taking place as the Packers struggle for supremacy.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - The days of "pickup" teams in the professional football world have passed, and the game today is accepted nationally as one of the country's outstanding sports. Persons who doubt this may refer to F.L. (Jugger) Earpe, dean of the Packers, who has been playing some line position or other in the pro game since the fall of 1921. Earpe started his gridiron career in that year with the Rock Island Independents, and the following year joined the Green Bay Packers, when the Bays, for the first time, began to seek outside men to support their more ambitious schedules. Since that time Jugger has played every season with the Packers, having rounded out ten full seasons on the Bay squad. No other Packer except Coach Lambeau has been so long with the team...PLAYED TOUGH GAMES: "I won't say the pro game is any tougher today than it used to be," Jugger stated recently. "I think the hardest game I ever played in was the Rock Island-Chicago Bear contest of 1921. They best us, 10 to 7, and they had one of the best teams in the United States at that time. They called themselves the Staleys, but in 1922 the name was changed to the Bears, although the team itself remained the same. A much better type of people follow the professional game these days. Ten years ago many of the players were just picked off some convenient sandlot, but today practically all are college men. In those days the squads were much smaller and a man had to stay in and take it; there weren't enough substitutes to give him a rest when it was badly needed."...DIDN'T PRACTICE REGULARLY: "Many of the teams didn't practice regularly at all. Some players of the Rock Island team lived out of town, and only came in on weekends to play in the games. I always remember the Cardinals as one of the Packers' most formidable foes. They used to play in a south side park, but later shifted to Comiskey park. Teams are using stronger offenses and defenses today; there's no doubt about it. Furthermore, the men are better. People used to think that the teams were just 'get together' outfits, and didn't realize that rivalries similar to those existing in colleges could enter the pro game. All that is changed today."


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Something rarely seen before in the extended relations between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals - two football machines playing a similar type of game - will add to the interest in next Sunday's contest for those who study the finer points of the game. No close follower of the Packers has forgotten these last years of the game, when the Cardinal team, built around the powerful Ernie Nevers, embraced the Warner system of football and constantly bothered the Green Bay championship cause. For years, also, the Packers have demonstrated the Notre Dame, or Rockne, style of play, with adaptations to fit the needs of the professional game. Every time the Packers and Cardinals met, therefore, the Warner and Rockne systems clashed, and for the past two years the teams have split their series, each winning its home game on the last four gridiron appearances. Jack Chevigny, coach of the Cardinals, is using the Rockne system without any deviations at all, exactly as it is played at Notre Dame. The Packers, while their style of play is based on the same system, have changed it to some extent to fit the needs of pro football. For instance, in the colorful spinner plays, different ball carriers will do the lugging on the two teams. In the Notre Dame style, the halfbacks do all the spinning, but the Packers had the fullback the majority of spinning assignments. It is worth mentioning, too, that the Packer spinner plays have been great ground gainers during the past few seasons...NEVERS WAS KEY: The Warner style of play used last season by the Cards reached its greatest effectiveness only when the great Nevers was in the game. When he sat on the bench, the Cardinals, whose offense was built around the powerful fullback, were not 100 percent effective. In the Rockne system, as used by Chevigny, one outstanding player does not make so much difference, comparatively speaking a change of fullbacks can be complete and the play continued, without interrupting the offense. The backs remain closer together, instead of two being chased out to the ends of the line...MEET NEEDS OF PRO GAME: The Packers, while generally conceded the use of the Rockne system, now and then resort to the use of a single wing back formation. In fact, the Notre Dame system has been altered whenever the needs of the professional game seemed to make such a move strategic. Coach E.L. Lambeau played at Notre Dame in the earlier days of Knute Rockne, while Chevigny saw his service at South Bend as the veteran coach's great carrier unknowingly was drawing to a close. Chevigny coached the Notre Dame backfield while Rockne still held the reins, so that both Chicago and Green Bay coaches have instilled thoroughly into them the type of football which will be seen at its greatest stage of development here Sunday.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - There is certain to be plenty of fight in Sunday's professional football game at City stadium, when the thrice-champion Packers meet the Chicago Cardinals, for the Cards were the first team to hand the Green Bay outfit a trimming last year, and a real game it was from the spectators' standpoint. The memory of that 21 to 13 defeat, suffered on the local field Nov. 15, before a 9,000 crowd, will be fresh in the minds of veteran Packers Sunday, and they'll be in there to erase the Cards' gratification over last year's drubbing. Football fans will recall vividly the inspired play of Ernie Nevers with the Cardinals in that mid-season game, and the thrills that the Chicago outfit provided for the packed stands. Five different times the Packers were inside the Cards' 25-yard line, but the fight that put the Windy City eleven on the pro football map in a big way during the 1931 season checked their advances. One Packer touchdown was made on a straight football, but the other came as the result of a fluke when Tommy Nash scooped up the ball after Dick Stahlman had blocked a punt by Nevers near his own goal line, and dashed over the chalk mark for a counter. The Cardinal aggregation this year promises to give league leaders still more trouble, and fans may look for one of the best games of the home season Sunday, with thrills to equal Rogge's fifty-yard run last year, when he was thrown by Blood after a mad dash to within a few feet of the Packer goal.


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Away back in 1918, recounted the old timer who it must be said was a mere stripling at that time, a Green Bay city team was organized with recruits from former high school and college elevens. In 1919 the Acme Packing company located in the city outfitted the team with uniforms. It was in this way that the team got its name, the Packers, and that title had stuck with it ever since. Although the team was a sideline and was merely a promotion stunt, it outlived the industry, which has ceased to operate. In 1921, the Packers, or Big Bay Blues as they were called by some, entered the National league, and since that time has never finished lower than sixth place in the standings. In the 12 years of play the team has taken part in some 200 contests and has dropped not more than half a dozen contests on its home lot. For several years the Green Bay team, which even then was beginning to attract statewide notice, finished in a tie for third position in the loop. In 1927 the Packers and the New York Giants were knotted for second place in the standings, in 1928 the team finished fourth, and then in 1929, 1930 and 1931, whaled away at all competition to win three consecutive pro league titles. It was in the middle 20's that the team was noted by sport writers outside of the state and when they won their national championship pennants, the fame of the big blue machine spread throughout the nation. It is different today with the 15,000 and 16,000 crowds who gather in this city every Sunday to witness the best football played in the nation, then it was back in the early days of the team. When the start was made it was the custom to pass the hate at all contests and if the 2,000 or so at the contest contributed enough to meet expenses, it was adjudged by those piloting the team, as a "banner Sunday".


SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Once again, as during the past two seasons, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals in 1932 will play a home-and-home series, with the first game set for City stadium here next Sunday, and the second carded at Chicago, Nov. 6. Since the first Packer-Cardinal game was played, soon after Green Bay entered the National league in 1921, the teams have met 16 times. Eight games have been won by the Packers, six have been taken by Chicago, and two were played to tie decisions. In the last four games played between the rivals, however, each has captured two victories...FIRST GAME TIED: Paddy Driscoll of the Cardinals and Capt. Curly Lambeau each booted field goals in the first contest, played in 1921, and as a result the game ended in a 3 to 3 tie. Paddy's boot came in the last few minutes of play. The worse defeat ever handed a Green Bay team by the Cardinals came the following year, 1922, when Chicago pounded over a 16 to 3 win. In this contest the Horween boys, playing under the name of MacMahon, ripped through the Bay defense, and the only Packer score was a field goal by Charlie Mathys, quarterback. There was no game in 1923, and the following year the Packers were rubbed again, this time by a 3 to 0 score. In 1925 another Chicago victory was chalked up, the contest ending 9 to 6...DUNN STARRED FOR CARDS: In 1926 two games were scheduled for the first time. The Cardinals edged out the first one, due to the activities of Red Dunn, fresh from Marquette and the Milwaukee Badgers who took over all unfinished business near the end of the game and defeated the Packers, 13 to 7. That was destined to be the last Chicago victory until the closing days of the 1930 season. The second game of the 1926 season witnessed the first Green Bay victory over the Cardinals, when Pid Purdy booted a field goal and paved the way for a 3 to 0 win. Two games were played in 1927. In the first one, staged at Green Bay, the Packers turned in a consistent brand of football and annexed a 13 to 0 decision, but in the return contest the Cards played an inspired game and held the Wisconsin team to the second tie of their long rivalry, 6 to 6...CARDS WHIPPED IN 1928: Only one game was played in 1928. The Packers were assembling the outfit which one year later was to sweep through the National league undefeated and the Cards were no match for the Bays, losing the lone contest, 20 to 0, the worst defeat ever handed a team in the Green Bay-Cardinal series. The Cardinals knuckled under to the pennant-bound Packers on three occasions in 1929, but each time put up a terrific battle, losing by scored of 9 to 2, 7 to 6, and 13 to 0. In 1930, the Cards developed into a stumbling block for Green Bay. After bowing easily enough in the first game, when touchdowns by Lewellen and Dilweg gave the Packers a 14 to 0 win, they reversed the decision at Chicago, upsetting the Bays, 13 to 6. Nevers and Belden scored the touchdowns, McCrary's score keeping the Packers from a shutout defeat. Last season the red-clad team again caused Green Bay plenty of trouble. At halftime in the first game, played here, but the Packers swept back in the second half to pile up a 26 to 7 victory. At Chicago again the Cards were victorious, Nevers' great touchdown marches pointing the way to a 21 to 13 defeat for Green Bay.



SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - Determined to celebrate the pennant raising day with a victory in the 1932 National league race, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau and his squad of Green Bay Packers are keying up to a high pitch for Sunday's encounter at the City stadium with the Chicago Cardinals. There has been rapid improvement during the practice this week and the national champions are again beginning to look like a well oiled gridiron machine. Many of the rough spots that were in evidence against Grand Rapids last Sunday have been smoothed over as the newcomers as well as the veterans are snapping into the various formations with proper timing...EXPECT TOUGH BATTLE: The Packers expect the going to be tough against the Cards. This Chicago aggregation always gives the Bays a battle and Sunday's game will be no exception, according to the veterans who have had it out with the Windy City south siders for many seasons. Chevigny, the new Cardinal coach, who

earned his gridiron spurs as a backfield ace at Notre Dame and then served on the South Benders' coaching staff for several seasons, is a smart coach. A victory over the Packers would make his pro football debut a success and Chevigny can be counted on to "shoot the works" against the Packers...BOTH TEAMS WELL FORTIFIED: Both teams will have plenty of reserve material. The Packers have nearly 30 gridders in uniform and the Cardinals will have about the same number. Dr. David J. Jones, owner of the Cardinals, is bringing all his players here. President Joe F. Carr of the National league has assigned three of his experienced officials to handle the game. Morris Meyer, the referee, has been working in the pro wheel since Rock Island was in the league, while both Lloyd Scott, the umpire, and Wilfred Smith, the umpire, have handled important contests for a number of seasons...FLAG RAISING STAGE SET: The flag raising program is complete, according to Dr. W.W. Kelly, a member of the Football corporation executive board, who has had charge of these pennant lifting affairs for the past three years. A detail of soldier and sailors will participate in the ceremonies along with the Green Bay Legion band, the High Schools' band, D.A.V. drum corps, executives of the league, officials of both clubs and the opposing team. "The raising of the football pennant is one of the high spots of the season," said Dr. Kelly, "and for the past two years many of the Packer spectators have missed part of the program due to their late arrival at the park. The league rules provide that all games must start at 2 p.m., and it is necessary for us to begin our program about 1:45. I hope that the stands will be well filled by that time on Sunday."


SEPT 16 (Chicago) - Coach Jack Chevigny and his Chicago Cardinal football squad of 26 players will leave here Saturday afternoon for Green Bay, Wis., where on Sunday they will open the National league season by facing Curly Lambeau's thrice champion Packers. The Cards reach Green Bay Saturday night at 10:20 over the Milwaukee road and will headquarter at the Northland hotel. Dr. David J. Jones and a group of his friends are motoring up and they will be on hand when the squad checks in...SQUAD IN GOOD SHAPE: According to Coach Chevigny, his players came out of the practice tussle with the Aurora, Ill., Yellowjackets without the sign of an injury. The Aurora club proved weak opposition and the Cards romped home with a 33 to 0 victory without much wasted energy. Chevigny is well satisfied with the improvement shown by his gridders over the exhibition against Grand Rapids. The veterans, who were right at home in the Warner style of football as directed by Ernie Nevers, are getting the swing of the Notre Dame style nicely and the team should be clicking as a unit against Green Bay. The Cardinal mentor has not announced his starting lineup but it is pretty certain that Chuck Kassel will be at one of the wings while Walt Kiesling is a fixture at guard. McNally, all-American pro center, will probably start passing the ball while Holmer and Tony Holm have drawn starting assignments in the backfield in the two preliminary games played by the Cardinals.


SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Cardinals will play at Green Bay Sunday in the only game carded in the National league. The remaining six teams in the circuit are not scheduled to start their seasons until another week...Johnny Karcis, husky fullback who was a mainspring in the Carnegie Tech backline for three years, has come to terms with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Karcis is a rugged fellow and should make good with the Dodgers...Oliver Sansen, football captain at the University of Iowa last fall, has also signed with the Dodgers. While at Iowa Sansen played against Red Bultman, Packer center, in 1930 who was then captain at Marquette...One of the biggest men in professional football is getting a tryout this year with Staten Island. He is Harold Hunter, formerly a guard at Austin college, who is six feet four inches high and weighs 265 pounds...The Staten Island club has three nationally known scorers in its backfield this year. They are Bob Campiglio, West Liberty State Teachers college; Homer Ledbetter, Arkansas, and Clarence Maxey, William and Mary...Campiglio was the leading point scorer in the nation's colleges in 1931. Maxey led the state of Virginia in 1930 and 1932 with 93 and 99 points, respectively. Ledbetter topped the Southwestern conference last fall...Ken Strong, all-professional halfback with the Stapes, has completely recovered from an operation on his wrist. Strong has been conditioning himself for several weeks, and now tips the beam at 201 pounds. The Staten Island Stapletons are entering their nineteenth year of professional football and their fifth as a member of the NFL. Pro football was started at Staten Island in 1913 by Dan Blaine...Potsy Clark, coach of the Portsmouth Spartans, is driving his squad to the limit, in preparation for the opening game of the league season in two weeks. At the initial practice, about 3,000 spectators turned out...The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Bears have scheduled a game in the Municipal Stadium at Cleveland on Oct. 19. The Cleveland News, sponsor of the game, will turn the proceeds into the Christmas charity fund...The Portsmouth Spartans have a valuable quartet of backfield men in Dutch Clark, Pop Lumpkin, Seaman Squyers and Glenn Presnell. Clark was the third-high point scorer in the National league last fall...Potsy Clark has discovered an ambidextrous ball handler in big Ed Stever, formerly with the California Aggies. On forward pass formations he uses either the left or right hand to feed the ball to the Spartan receivers...Harold Griffin, formerly associated with the Portsmouth Spartans as general manager and coach, has severed his connections with the club. Griffin started in professional football as a player with the Green Bay Packers...Joe Sternaman, veteran Chicago Bears quarterback, has been released by that club. Several years ago Sternaman was one of the best gridders in the pro circuit, and his educated toe won several games for the Bears...During the summer the Chicago Cardinals and the newly organized Boston club completed an important football transaction. George Kenneally, rotund guard, was swapped for Tim Moynihan, formerly a star at Notre Dame...John Cavosie, youthful backfielder, has again accepted terms with the Portsmouth Spartans. Cavosie is playing great ball and received his early football education several years ago in Michigan high school circles.


SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - Ten years ago, a gangling youngster reported to the Moline High school squad for football practice. He didn't impress very favorably and the coach was inclined to pass him up until the young man, seeing the way things were going, overcame his basefulness and pitched in. Things happened to ball carriers that week that made history for the school. They were rumped and spilled hard. Punts, too, went soaring out in starting fashion and would-be tacklers were bowled over. In his fourth year this young man was named on Rocky Wolfe's All-Illinois team, a signal honor. Later this boy carved a niche in the hall of fame at Northwestern university and continued on in the National league. His name is Walter Holmer...Leaving Northwestern, Holmer signed with the Bears and for two seasons was one of the mainstays in the backfield, performing mostly at fullback. His punting and forward passing were par excellence. So good in fact, that the Cardinals, needing a man of his caliber badly, negotiated with the Bears for his services and secured him, the Bears at the time having a wealth of material available. This year Holmer reported to Jack Chevigny, the new coach of the Cardinals who is inaugurating the Notre Dame system of play, and Jack immediately saw in him the type to fit into the Redbird picture. Holmer was place at left halfback but this week was moved to fullback where he no doubt will perform Sunday...Standing 6 feet, 1 inch in height and weighing close to 200 pounds, Holmer is a line plunger of real ability and from the way he has been booting the oval during these three weeks of practice, will give the best in the big league a stiff run for top honors. Holmer is an intelligent gentleman, who, like the majority of men in the National league, play football because they love it. His conduct during his entire career has been above reproach. That's the story of the young man who may succeed Ernie Nevers with the Cardinals. He is fighting for the fullback position left open by the departure of the great Stanford back. Tony Holm is the other fullback trying to fill Nevers' shoes. On the basis of their performance against the Packers, Coach Chevigny probably will decide which will be his mainstay. Whether either, or both, will be able to plug the gap left by the retirement of Nevers remains to be seen. The giant Stanford Viking was in a class by himself. He didn't reach the heights, however, until his third year in the professional sport. Both Holm and Holmer compare with Nevers as far as physique is concerned. They have had three years grooming in this post-graduate game. This year should tell the story.



SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - A blue and gold flag slowly will be hoisted up the mast at the City stadium to take its place with two similar pennants, the band will play, players and thousands of fans will stand at attention and the National league football season will begin here tomorrow afternoon. Competitors in the year's first test in the long fight for the championship honors of the National league will be the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals. Rivals for many year, this year the teams will have more at stake than ever before. A victory for the Cardinals would give the Chicagoans something no other team has had in the past three years. Not since October of 1928 have the Bays been beaten on the Green Bay field. It would be a perfect start for Jack Chevigny, new Cardinal coach who last year directed Notre Dame's backfield men...ALWAYS GREAT GAMES: A Cardinal victory is not beyond reason. In fact it looms as a distinct possibility. For many years the Cardinals have been one of the hardest teams in the National league for the Packers to beat. The Bays upset the Chicagoans here last year after a mighty close game, but they lost in Chicago. The same thing happened the year before. Always the Cards proved tough and it was only by giving everything in the closing periods that the Packers were able to emerge on top. Cardinal-Packer games always are the most sensational of any played in the league. They develop a great deal of open football with the teams imparting more spirit and dash than any other contestants. There seems to be something more at stake in a game between the pair than just victory, as there is never a dull moment in their battles. This year the Cardinals come here with a team stronger than ever, but one man of their good 1931 team will be missing - the great Ernie Nevers. The Cardinal coach claims his team will be able to do without Nevers as he has several stars who are capable of taking his place, but this remains to be proven...12 BACKFIELD MEN: Twelve backfield men are available for duty with the Cardinals. For line positions there are 17 performers ready to snap into action. About 20 are veteran pro performers, the others are new men who come with fine reputations for college performers. In the backfield will be such men as Tony Holm, the plunging fullback from Alabama, Risk of Purdue, Holmer, Northwestern power driver, Gene Rose of Wisconsin


Stapleton, while the Bears go to Green Bay.


SEPT 17 (Chicago) - The professional football season in Chicago will open tomorrow when the Bears, for the last two years runners-up in the National league, meet the Cleveland Panthers at Loyola university. At the same time the Card, Chicago's other representatives in the National league, will open the league season at Green Bay against the champion Packers. Tomorrow's encounter will be the first of the year for the Bears and the third for the Cardinals, they having previously beaten the Grand Rapids Maroons and the Aurora All-Stars in practice games. In meeting the Packers, for three years national professional champions, however, the Cardinals will be meeting much stiffer opposition in a game that counts in the National league standing...CHEVIGNY'S PRO DEBUT: It will be the first professional game for several Cardinal players and the debut of Jack Chevigny, former star and assistant coach at Notre Dame, as a National league pilot. Chevigny has been drilling the Cardinals in the Notre Dame system for more than three weeks with two practice sessions a day and believes they are destined to be the big surprise of the league.

and Hill from Texas. Kiesling, the giant guard from St. Thomas, Tim Moynihan, Notre Dame's star center a few years ago, McNally, St. Mary's center and Erickson from Northwestern are but a few of the linemen who will be sure to see plenty of action. The Packers have wasted no time in preparation for these invaders. Drills have been long and hard with hours being spent in signal practice. As a result the timing of plays has improved considerably and the men should be right on edge for the fray. Coach E.L. Lambeau has nearly 30 men available for action. All may play, but it's a pretty sure bet that veterans will be in the game most of the time.


SEPT 17 (New York) - The brand of football played in the National league is steadily improving as is evidenced by the increased care and expense to which the major circuit clubs go in preparing for the opening of the season. Adopting the thorough methods used by major league baseball clubs in taking training trips the majority of the eight clubs assemble in tar advance of the season so that the players enter the opening games as fit as they would ordinarily by midway through the championship schedule. Benny Friedman, who took over the post as playing-manager for Brooklyn this season, has the Dodgers at Lakewood, N.J., working out on the Gould estate there...GIANTS IN OHIO: Lud Wray, former Penn head tutor who is at the helm of the Boston eleven, has his large squad quartered at Lynn, Mass. while the Giants assembled at Magnetic Springs, Ohio, to get into condition. Green Bay and Portsmouth find interest in their preliminary activities so great at home that they stage daily sessions on their home fields before large turnouts. Stapleton, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cardinals also find it necessary to devote more than three weeks to preliminary work before entering a league fray and like the other teams of the circuit do not enter league warfare without tune-up games...CARDS AT GREEN BAY: When the Cardinals invade Green Bay on Sunday to meet the champions in the first league fracas of the season, the fans will be sure of seeing two well-conditioned squads. Jack Chevigny, former Knute Rockne assistant, has had the Cards not only practicing for a long time but under fire in exhibition contests and the same is true for Curly Lambeau's athletes. The other league teams open their season a week later on Sept. 25, the New York Giants invading Portsmouth and Brooklyn playing at 

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