NEVERS ESKIMOS HAVE WON THREE GAMES THIS SEASON
SEPT 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - As a result of the impressive showing made against the Twin City All-Stars in Minneapolis last Sunday, Ernie Nevers and his Eskimo football team from Duluth loom up as one of the most powerful organizations in the NFL. Although they won in St. Paul by only a 7-0 score, Green Bay fans may be prepared to gaze upon an eleven of powerful proportions. Pitted against them was the nucleus of the old Minneapolis Marine team, traveling under a new monicker. This is the team that has given the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cardinals some of the stiffest competition they ever encountered...DES JARDIEN AND HANOUSEK: Heading the All-Stars was Paul Des Jardien, noted All-American from the University of Chicago, who won more college letters on the Midway than any other student that ever performed for Alonzo Stagg. With him starred Dick Hanousek, former luminary at Notre Dame in the days of the famous Four Horsemen. Hanousek and Nevers met once before. This was New Years's Day 1925 when Leland Stanford fell before Knute Rockne and his Four Horsemen, 22-10. The marvelous defensive work of Nevers that day kept Notre Dame from running up a score of staggering proportions. Hanousek was one of Rockne's stars on offense and defense. Despite the presence in the All-Star lineup of Swanbeck, Matthews and Butler, three of the most brilliant linemen that ever played at the University of Minnesota, the Twin City team was unable to gain with any consistency...FITZ SCORED TOUCHDOWN: Murray at tackle, Fitzgibbons and Gilbert at half and Nevers, himself, did the bulk of the ground gaining for the Eskimos. Fitz, in scoring the only touchdown of the game, proved himself a marvel at
open field running and recalled to the minds of the fans the performance of Red Grange. Sidestepping and stiff arming his opponents, Fitz ran 25 yards for the only touchdown of the contest. Manager Dewey Scanlon wired today that his men would be in Green Bay not later than Friday for the scrap here next Sunday. The only serious casualty suffered by the Duluthians in the St. Paul game was an injury to Wally Gilbert's knee in the second half. After getting away for a 30-yard gain, Wallie was tackled at the side of the field and his right knee badly twisted. Physicians who x-rayed the joint said he would be able to appear here Sunday.
NEVERS ESKIMOS TO ARRIVE HERE SATURDAY MORNING
OCT 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Ernie Nevers and his Eskimos from Duluth, some thirty strong, are slated to arrive here Saturday morning, according to a wire received from Manager Dewey Scanlon of the Polar Bears. The Northlanders will stay at the Northland hotel during their sojourn here. The Duluthians figure that by getting in a day early, they will be able to shake off their travel legs and be in the pink for the pro league combat with the Packers here on Sunday at the City stadium. It is expected that the Eskimos will stage a snappy signal drill back of East high school late Saturday afternoon...CAHN WILL REFEREE: President Joe Carr of the NFL has picked Bobbie Cahn of Chicago to referee. Cahn is a great favorite here with the fans and he is a show in himself when doing his stuff on the chalk marked field. Working with Cahn will be John Dunn, vice president of the NFL, as umpire and Coach Iverson of Sheboygan as head linesman. This is Dunn's first appearance here as an official but several times in the past he has invaded the Bay as manager of the Minneapolis Marines. Every indication points to another capacity crowd. Tickets have been moving fast about town and the demand from outsiders has been nearly as heavy for the Bear game last Sunday. Many of those who had to be satisfied with "standing room only" at the Bruin encounter profited by experience and purchased their reservations early in the week. If Old Sol beams again brightly on Sunday morning, it is a good bet that the "S.R.O." sign will be hung up before the whistle blows...PACKERS LOOKING GOOD: The Packers squad has been putting in a good week of practice. Basing and Mathys, who were on the hospital list last week, are again fit and both of these veterans are sure to see action against the Eskimos. The team has been polishing up a defense built especially to stop Ernie Nevers, famous All-American fullback, who is coach, captain, fullback and mainspring of the Eskimos tribe.
NEVERS PICKS CARDS
OCT 1 (Duluth) - Following the one touchdown defeat of the Twin City All-Stars last Sunday in Minneapolis by Ernie Nevers' Duluth Eskimos, football fans of Minneapolis and St. Paul are clamoring loudly for a return game. The Twin City people were under the impression that their eleven, led by the great Paul Des Jardien of the University of Chicago, was unbeatable. The upset does not set well on the fans who plunged heavily on their favorites. Nevers made himself a reputation as a prognosticator in Minneapolis when he picked Gene Tunney to whip Dempsey in a standstill. Willing to chance his reputation on another prediction, Ernie guessed today that St. Louis would win the World Series from the Yankees in five games or less. He knows something about big league baseball because of his season with the American League club in St. Louis...PLAYED WITH BROWNS: Nevers started his big league baseball career this year following graduation at Stanford. Manager Sisler kept him on the bench for several weeks after he joined the club but finally turned him loose on the Yankees after one of the Brown veterans had been knocked out of the box. Ernie worked six innings and permitted five hits and one run. From then on, Nevers was one of Sisler's best relief men. On his next appearance, he gave Cleveland 4 hits and a run scored on an error. Then, Philadelphia secured five hits and one run in seven innings. He started his first game against Boston. He had the enemy licked 5-3 when his team blew up. Two errors gave the Red Sox two runs in the ninth inning when the game was called to catch a train. He then beat Philadelphia 3-1 and Detroit 7-2. From then on his place with the Browns was clinched.
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
OCT 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Joe Alexander's New York Giants certainly got off to a flying start in the pro league by walloping the Hartford Blues, 21 to 0. Haggerty and McBride starred for the winners. A crowd of 20,000 witnessed the fracas...Columbus climbed to .500 percent in the standings by taking a fall out of Canton, 14 to 2. The Bulldogs made their only counters in the final period when Rapp was dumped behind his own goal line for a safety...Milwaukee put quite a dent in the dope bucket by throwing the Detroit Panthers for a 6 to 0 loss. This is the second defeat this season for Conzelman's crew. Curtin, the Milwaukee quarterback, made two goals from placement...Bad breaks cost Brick Mueller's Los Angeles a victory in the fray with the Chicago Cardinals by a score of 15 to 0. The fumbles gave Chris O'Brien's team a pair of touchdowns while Red Dunn came through with a field goal...Racine made a successful comeback in the league by bumping off Doc Young's Hammond team, 6 to 3. The Tornadoes, with a raft of new faces in the lineup, showed up smartly. Secrist kicked Hammond's three points...The Providence Steam Rollers got off to a flying start and rolled Brooklyn for a 13 to 0 loss. For a new team, the club from Dodgertown put up a stubborn fight but the Rhode Islanders were just a bit too strong...Two games in a row were too much for Akron. The Niedmen battled the Philadelphia Yellowjackets to a 6 to 6 tie on Saturday but Sunday Kendricks' Buffalo club took over the Ohioans into camp by a 7 to 0 score...The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers battled to a 6 to 6 tie. The Packers scored early in the third quarter after a rush straight down the field while the Bruins evened the count late in the game when Driscoll got a pass...Ernie Nevers' Eskimos won their third game of the season by defeating Minneapolis, 7 to 0. The Duluthians have taken but one league fray. However, the two outside victims were both capable of