SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - "Eeny-meenie-miney-moe"...and a half dozen brawny Packers stood up as the finger of Coach Lambeau singled them out for action. The Bay coach was much like the old woman who lived in the shoe yesterday...had so many players he hardly knew what to do. But it didn't take him long to figure it out..."This is marvelous. I never saw such fast football," an Eastern visitor was heard to remark. As the slang of the day would have it, "he hasn't seen nothing yet", for the Bays were merely doing a little practice work...The rain didn't effect the spirits of the crowd a bit. In fact, it furnished a lot of amusement as raincoats, hats and suit coats came off, one after the other, and then were hurriedly donned as a few drops of rain fell. In a few minutes the sun has its inning and the process was repeated, ad finitum until the final whistle blew...The rain was a bonanza to the players who appreciated the slight cooling of the atmosphere. We figured it was probably Red Dunn's prayers being answered...No small part of the entertainment was furnished by Eric Karle during the halftime intermission. He obliged by singing a song of his own composition. It was a Packer "Victory Song"..."Big Battering" Bo Molenda did some battering the minute he entered the game. The big fullback rammed through center for an eight-yard gain and was kicked in the head by a Cleveland player. The blow stunned Bo for a few moments, but the smelling salts and a few shakes of his head cleared his mind for further action and he continued to show the Bulldogs how to hit a line...Wuert Englemann, the speedy South Dakota halfback, came to the front with some great blocking for both Saunders and Mule Wilson when those two men ran for touchdowns. Wuert cleared the way on both occasions, taking two men out when Wilson crashed around left end for his marker. A combination of Red Dunn, Saunders, Englemann and Wilson was one of the good bets of the day...Capt. Lambeau had a real "pony" backfield in play at one stage. It was composed of Herber, Zuidmulder, Johnson and Grove. Herber, Zuidmulder and Johnson all played football in the Fox River Valley conference at the same time...Lavvie Dilweg sustained a bump in the head that laid him out for a few moments. He was as good as ever after a short rest, however. It takes a lot of bumps to stop that big end.
JOHNSTON MAKES PRO DEBUT
SEPT 15 (Appleton) - Chester "Swede" Johnston, Appleton, a star performer of Fox River Valley high school grids made his professional grid debut Sunday at Green Bay. The youngster is trying for a berth with the Packers. His first efforts were not productive of any long gains but his friends hope he'll shake off nervousness that characterizes situations like a pro debut and start cutting the grid capers of a few years ago.
BROOKLYN TEAM MEETS PACKERS HERE ON SUNDAY
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - Tonnage in the forward wall and speed in the backfield are factors which make the Brooklyn Dodgers, National professional football league title contenders, dangerous for all National league opposition. The Dodgers are slated to arrive in Green Bay late this week, prepared to furnish entertainment as opponents for the Packers Sunday. Jack McBride, fullback speed artist who won All-American honors at Syracuse University; Warner Mizell, former Georgia Tech fullback; and Milo Lubratovich, one time University of Wisconsin tackle, are among the best known Dodgers who will appear against the Packers next Sunday. The backfield averages 178.6 pounds, and the forward line 198.8 pounds. ..BULTMAN AT CENTER: Green Bay fans, however, will be particularly interested in the appearance here of Arthur (Red) Bultman, former West High center and Marquette University co-captain, who is paired with Jonas, former Utah star, to comprise the center strength of the Brooklyn Dodger. Bultman has a host of friends in Green Bay and throughout Wisconsin, where his aggressive type of play is well remembered. A lively looking collection of ends is carried. There is Nemecek, who once played with New York university, who is more than six feet tall and who weighs 180 pounds. Stramiello hails from Colgate, and also is the tall, rangy type of end best adapted to professional football. He scales 185 pounds. The other ends are Tomaine, Georgetown, 187 pounds; and Ray Wagner, former Columbia luminary, who weighs 176, but who has developed a hard driving style of play..LUBRATOVICH OF WISCONSIN: Brooklyn is well fortified around the tackle posts. Big Milo Lubratovich, Wisconsin, tips the beams at a hefty 225, thereby balancing Red Sleight, his Green Bay opposition. Sleight scales but a scant 223 in fighting trim. Jim Mooney is a regular Dodger tackle. He weighs 188, and attracted plenty of attention as an undergraduate at Georgetown University. He is a splendid kicker and averages close to 60 yards on punts. The other tackle is Watkins, a Georgia Tech specimen who can push any scale around to the 228 mark. Brooklyn's outstanding guard is Bob Gilson, 200 pound husky from Colgate university, who captains the Dodgers' squad. Gilson showed sparking style in the early season workouts at Magnetic Springs, Ohio, and has proved a thorn in the side of many a National league player. Fulton, Oglethorpe, is another dependable guard weighing 193 pounds, while a star of the first magnitude is Mielzinger, Carnegie Tech graduate, who serves as running guard and weighs a neat 236. When coupled with Yablok, running halfback, Mielzinger provides a scoring punch which is difficult to halt. The quarterbacks, Abbruzzino and Yablok of Colgate, are a pair of triple threats who are certain to prove constantly dangerous to many a National league entry. The former weighs 183, while Yablok, who has earned the sincere respect of Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of Green Bay, tips the weight at 172 and is built like a concrete mixer...SPEED TO BURN: There is speed to burn among the fleet Brooklyn backs. McBride's work in the Green Bay game will come in for all kinds of notice, as will that of the Georgia Tech flash. Mizell, who is a "ramblin' wreck" all by himself. Mizell tears with the Lumpkin style of line smashing and is dead for several yards on almost every attempt. Then there is"Texas" Vance, a line plunger who saw many a goal line coast by while performing for Southwest Texas. Tommy Dowler, one-time Colgate flash, excels in tackle-slicing. Dowler looks a bit like the celebrated Grange in action, possessing a long stride and deception in his change of pace. Swede Hanson, former Temple back, may be counted upon to bring his 188 pounds into play when Green Bay meets Brooklyn. He is one of the best triple threat artists the Dodgers can bring into action, and is certain to get his taste of strenuous service on Sunday. Another well-known back who will scamper across the Bay gridiron is Stumpy Thomason, Georgia Tech, at 186 pounds. He was one of the stars of the 1930 professional season.
BULTMAN SHOULD STAR WITH BROOKLYN, DECLARES MURRAY
SEPT 16 (Milwaukee) - "Red Bultman? I can see no reason why that boy won't make good in professional football." The words are those of Frank Murray, Marquette university grid coach, who has an enviable reputation as a forecaster, and also has several of "his boys" playing professional football to substantiate his statements. Four of them are with the Green Bay Packers. The veteran Hilltop coach is now engrossed entangling the stray remnants of his 1930 undefeated Golden Avalanche, after graduation and ineligibilities worked havoc with the squad. His Hilltopppers had only one blemish on an otherwise lily-white escutcheon last fall, a tie game with the University of Detroit. Coach Murray enjoys his professional football and always has a good word for its gridders. He manages to attend several of the Packers' home games every year. He likes to hear favorable comments about his former grid pupils and nearly pops the buttons off his vest when he is told the undeniable truth that Lavvie Dilweg is the greatest end in football livery today. He chuckles at the humorous stories about his all-American quarterback in 1922, Joseph (Red) Dunn. Red has been campaigning for several years but as time burdens his shoulders, he seems to augment his stock of football tricks. Although Woodin was at Marquette when Murray was just ascending the bottom rung of the grid ladder as an assistant to Jack Ryan, Whitey is to him another of "his boys". Murray enjoys immensely the fighting maneuvers of the veteran Packer guard, almost as much as Whitey himself, when he squares off against the illustrious boxing and wrestling exponent, Brute Trafton. Then there's the jokester, Ken Radick, who two years ago captained the Hilltoppers. Trying to get Murray to make some statement about pro football in its relative superiority or inferiority to the game played by the college gridders, is a fruitless task. Murray is too smart. He refuses to enroll himself in so foolhardy an argument. Murray was coaxed to discuss pro football and the college brand but he maintained his sphinx-like demeanor and replied: "Shortly, let's talk about Red Bultman." And so he continued: "The Brooklyn club got a good, consistent man in Red Bultman. He is a hard-working boy, and is a coach's ideal when it comes to keeping in condition. I admired Red Bultman as a football player and a gentleman. His very presence instilled action into our football team. Consistency is really a gridder's chief stock in trade in pro football. That is why Red will make good. He never got hurt or complained of minor injuries and most of all he never twisted the signals. He has the play on the tips of his fingers when the first signal is called. Bultman was the greatest passing center Marquette ever had. He is patient, football smart and has many other fine qualities that will someday make him a good coach. Say, Shorty, I was up to Green Bay to watch the Packers practice. They are a great looking outfit in my estimation. I told Red Bultman I'd be in Green Bay to see the Brooklyn game. This boy Russ Saunders is a great back and..." Coach Murray was good for a thirty minutte discussion of the Packers.
INVITE SCHOOL GRID TEAMS TO PACKER GAMES
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Football squads from Wisconsin and Upper Michigan high schools will be "pay guests" of the Green Bay football corporation at a number of the Packer games this fall. At a meeting of the Football corporation's executive committee, it was decided to invite the scholastic gridders to attend the Packer contests on a cut-rate basis. The offer sent out to some 40 schools provides for 50 cents admission per player. Each squad is limited to 80 members and the Packers management will seat the high school footballers in the $1.50 reserved sections. The cut-rate prices will prevail at all games except the Chicago Bears on September 27 and the New York Giants October 4. It is expected that several grounds will attend the game here Sunday with the Brooklyn Dodgers...JOANNES ISSUES STATEMENT: In speaking of the high school offer President I.H. Joannes of the Football corporation said: "We aim to make it possible for the high school teams to see the Packers in action. The Packer management feels that the reduced rate for the boys is a step in the right direction and if successful, we intend to repeat it in following years." Among the schools invited are: Berlin, Beaver Dam, Waupun, Oconomowoc, Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, Algoma, East and West De Pere, Kaukauna, Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Shawano, Antigo, Wausau, Merrill, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Lena, Oconto Falls, New London,East and West Green Bay, Wisconsin Rapids, Kimberly, Marinette, Seymour, Black Creek, Clintonville, Nekoosa and Portage. Included in the Upper Michigan list are: Menominee, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, Ironwood, Gladstone, Ishpeming, Houghton and Hancock.
BAKER SPRAINS ANKLE
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Frank Baker, whose pass grabbing ability while playing end at Northwestern earned him a berth on the 1930 all-American team, sprained his ankle Tuesday while practicing with the Packers and, according to Dr. W.W. Kelly, will probably be out of the game for two weeks. Baker was dashing for an overhead toss when his ankle twisted and he was barely able to hobble off the practice field.
WILL SEEK REVENGE
SEPT 17 (Magnetic Springs, OH) - Coach Depler brought his Brooklyn Dodgers back here from Portsmouth for a few days of training in preparation for the NFL game with the pennant-winning Packers at Green Bay, Wis., Sunday. According to present plans, the Brooklyn squad will leave on Friday night for Chicago where their special car will be switched over to a train for Green Bay, scheduled to arrive Saturday evening. The Brooklyn players are disgusted with the verdict at Portsmouth and are confident of getting even at Green Bay. Coach Depler insists that the pass which started the Portsmouth touchdown march in the second quarter was illegal. The Brooklyn mentor has forwarded a complaint to Pres. Joe F. Carr on the ruling. The second Portsmouth marker in the same quarter came when one of Mooney's punts was blocked. This was the first time in Mooney's career as a pro gridder that he he ever had a punt blocked and the former Georgetown star is still growling about it...STARRED AGAINST PORTSMOUTH: From a Brooklyn point of view, one of the features of the Portsmouth game was Red Bultman's play at center. The former Marquette captain, who resides in Green Bay, gave the much vaunted Randolph, Portsmouth center, all he was looking for. Twice Bultman sifted through the line and dumped the mighty McLean before he reached the scrimmage line. Bultman is "pepped up" about the game at Green Bay and he has promised his teammates a home cooked banquet if they take the Packers into camp. After the Green Bay contest, the Dodgers will go to a southern Wisconsin resort for a few days and then travel on to Cleveland where they are booked Sept. 26. This is a Saturday night game. Soon after the final whistle blows the Brooklyn club will depart for Binghamton, N.Y., where an exhibition tilt is scheduled Sunday.