Sterr at only 151. The giant of the Racine squad is probably the strongest point in the Tornado forward wall. He plays a guard position and in games to date has succeeded consistently in outplaying his opponent. A guard must be unusually good to attract attention, but Bieberstein has done that and is regarded by critics here as at least the equal of any lineman who ever wore a Racine uniform...BIEBERSTEIN IS STAR: Bieberstein earned his football spurs at the University of Wisconsin. In 1923 he was picked on the all-conference first team. In 1924, when he graduated, the big boy was placed on the Big Ten second team and a Madison sports writer who recorded Adolph's passing from the Badger lineup, said: "Wisconsin may have guards as good as Bieberstein in the years to come, but it's pretty safe to say there will be few, if any, better. He has been a mainstay in the line and leaves a hole that will be mighty hard to fill." In Pee-Wee Sterr, the Racine management believes it has uncovered a rare find. Coming to Racine a couple of weeks ago, with just an ordinary reputation obtained while a quarterback at Carroll college, the half-pint performer has developed rapidly into a huge favorite with local fans and a mighty valuable addition to the team. Sterr's lack of weight might appear to be a handicap too big to overcome but Pee-Wee has demonstrated that it can be done. He works on the "bigger they are, the harder they fall" theory, and gets by with it. A slippery fast performer on offense, he also shines on defense. In last Sunday's contest against Duluth, Pee-Wee twice stopped Ernie Nevers dead in his tracks with hard, clean tackles and Nevers admitted after the game that he knew he was hit both times...IS HEADY PLAYER: Sterr is a heady individual and runs the teams in "big league" fashion. His specialty is running back punts and he gained many yards through the Duluth team only to be brought down by their safety man near the Eskimos goal line. The Tornadoes were given a couple of new plays by Coach McIllwain in last night's workout, and the old ones rehearsed until after dark. "We're going to present the strongest battle front of the season against the Packers," declared the Racine coach, "and they're going to know they've been in a battle."
PRO FOOTBALL GOSSIP
OCT 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Philadelphia Yellowjackets dug in a little deeper at the top of the heap in the National league race by tossing the New York Giants for a pair of defeats over the weekend. Both victories were by the 6 to 0 route...In the game at Quakertown on Saturday, Budd, giant linesman, booted a pair of field goals for Chamberlain's crew while Sunday at the Polo Grounds in Gotham. Jones grabbed a pass from Stockton and scampered for a touchdown...Canton got a taste of far western football and when the final gun boomed, the Bulldogs were trailing Los Angeles, 16 to 13. Henry & Co. were badly outplayed as the Cantonians made but six first downs to their foes' fifteen...Maul, Los Angeles' hard charging fullback, was the star of the game. Besides tossing nearly all of the passes to Imlay for plenty of yardage, he came through with a placekick in the final quarter which won the fray...Paddy Driscoll, the Bear back, sure played a mean trick on his old teammates, the Cardinals, in the first game of the Chicago city series. Driscoll was the whole show. He made three field goals, a touchdown and goal kick...Duluth kept its record clean in the championship race by downing the Racine Tornadoes, 21 to 0. As usual, Nevers featured in the Polar Bear attack. This Sunday the Eskimos will have to step as they mingle with the Bears...Brooklyn didn't have a very profitable weekend while mixing with the Pottsville Maroons. Saturday, the Miners walloped the Dodgers by a three touchdown margin while Sunday Streigel & Co. copped the bacon, 14 to 0...Eddie Scharer, former Notre Dame star, played the lead role in the 47 to 0 walloping that the Detroit Panthers handed to the Louisville Colonels. The ex-Rockne student tore off one dash of 70 yards after receiving the kickoff...Buffalo chalked up its second victory of the season by nosing out a 7 to 6 win over Dayton. The Bison City crew put up an aggressive battle all the way and they were quick to take advantage of the breaks in the game...The Green Bay Packers started off on the right foot in the defense of the Badger state title, which they have held since 1918, by defeating Milwaukee, 7 to 0. Lewellen cut back through tackle for 25 yards and the only score of the mix...Mathews, Northwestern '26, is turning in a nice job at end for Racine. The Tornadoes have found the going pretty tough so far, but even in the defeats, the former Wildcat has been one of the bright spots in Racine gloom..."Two-bits" Homan, the Yellowjackets' midget quarterback, is on the road to recovery after suffering serious injuries in the Atlantic City fray a few weeks back. Homan is getting out now after a long siege in the hospital...The Hartford Blues boast of one of the biggest gridders in captivity. Eddie Keenan, who is a perfect 66, tips the beat at 330 pounds. Despite his man-mountain poundage, Keenan is pretty lively on the chalk-marked field...Sunday will be a Dunn homecoming in Milwaukee as the Cardinals are billed to face the Badgers in Brewerytown. Dunn is a Milwaukee product and during his collegiate days, was an outstanding star at Marquette U...Mayor Jimmy Walker took a hand in the Giants opening in New York. Between halves, the Gotham executive, accompanied by the Yellowjacket band, made a pilgrimage over to the Philadelphia section and he got a rousing hand...Kirk has been one of the mainstays of the Buffalo eleven this fall and his consistent performances at center has created a lot of favorable comment. He follows the ball closely and gets many open field tackles...Munn, a relative of the famous Big Wayne, has shown lots of class in a wing position for the Kansas City Cowboys. Munn is a savage tackler and makes a specialty of rushing the passer...Brute Trafton continues to bask in the lineup for the Chicago Bears. The husky snapper back roves around at will and he generally senses the play. He grabbed a pass against the Cards that paved the way for three points...Pid Purdy is fitting into the Green Bay Packer machine nicely at a quarterback post. The diminutive giridder passes the ball splendidly and his all around kicking ability makes a handy man for the Big Bay Blues...Caldwell, a pro league veteran of several seasons, is still being used regularly at tackle by Akron. Caldwell is the bruising type of a forward and it takes a might smart sort of club to box him out of the play...A battle royal should be on tap in Providence on Sunday when the Steamrollers have it out with the Pottsville Maroons. Each of these clubs have a slashing attack and the fur is sure to fly when they start rubbing elbows...The Milwaukee Badgers picked up a likely looking guard in Kuich, who learned his football at Beloit under Tommy Mills. He tips the beam at about a double century yet Red Bryan has got a faster man on his ball club.