NOV 23 (Green Bay) - Richard Arlen, star of "The Touchdown", a personal friend of Russ Saunders and Nate Barragar, sat on the Packer bench and he fell off when Bruder made the winning touchdown...Whitey Woodin was helping work the wire and he pretty nearly ran the press box. After it was all over, Whitey wiped his brow and said it was the hardest game he ever played for old Green Bay...Referee Tom Thorpe paid tribute to the Packers as the greatest team in the history of football. He sang the praises of Blood and Bruder to the skies, besides lauding the work of Cal Hubbard...Bucknell, Fordham and New York had their varsity squads at the game and they saw plenty. Down here in the East the gridiron mentors aren't off the pro game like Hanley, Zuppke and a few of the other Big Ten mentors, including Alonzo Stagg of Chicago...George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears, was one of the first to telephone his congratulations. Halas was tickled to death over the victory as he hasn't much love for the Giants. George served warning however that the Packers won't feast on much Bear meat in the game at Chicago on Dec. 6...Even Bobby Cahn came into the Lincoln hotel Sunday night all smiles. The little referee doesn't enthuse about the East and he is counting the years when he will return to Chicago and call 'em in Green Bay again...When a wire from Harry Golden broke the news that the Cards had upset Portsmouth, the Packers' cup of joy was running over. Of course, the players aren't counting their chickens before they are hatched, but they have visions of another pennant hanging from the pole at the City stadium...It was perfect Packer weather. The sun shone bright as a dollar and the day was so balmy that many of the spectators shed their overcoats...The Green Bay clan from all points East and a few loyal fans from the Bay were on hand for the game. Of course their cheers couldn't be heard against the din of the Friedman cohorts but whenever the opportunity presented itself, they let out some man sized yelps...Doc March had little to say after the game but he did chirp these: "I suppose they are burning red fire on Main Street tonight up in your great little town and I know one place not far from the city limits where they have probably got a couple of chairs draped up like a championship pennant."
PAPOOSE NAMED AFTER PACKERS' STARS
NOV 24 (Green Bay) - A new papoose at the home of Chief Tail Feathers (Levi Webster), former Carlisle University athlete, has been named after two members of the Green Bay Packers professional football team, LaVerne Dilweg, end, and Verne Lewellen, back. Chief Tail Feathers, a full blooded Oneida Indian, searched frantically for a name until he decided to honor the little papoose with Verne Lewellen Webster. Chief Tail Feathers starred at football under Pop Warner at Carlisle and later became famous as a long distance runner. He is employed as a meter reader in Green Bay.
SQUAD STARTING WORK FOR INVASION OF PROVIDENCE
NOV 24 (New York) - The Packer squad stated preparations for the Providence invasion this morning with a Sunday football game at the DeWitt Clinton field. All of the gridders were on hand for the practice and but few of them were any the worse for wear from the grueling combat with the Giants. Several of the New York sport scribes drifted over to the school field and got an eyeful of what a professional football team does in way of tuning up. The tag game was somewhat new to writers and they asked many questions about it. After seeing the forward tosses and lateral passes, one of the reporters was heard to remark that he now knows why the Packers had an aerial attack second to nine in the country. The Packer-Giant game got plenty of ink in the metropolitan press and on Monday the players were busy scanning the sheets. Probably by this time there is many a package of New York papers en route to the football center of Wisconsin. Several of the Gotham scribes spilled a lot of adjectives over Red Dunn, and the former pride of Marquette has been getting a fine ride from his teammates, but the red head sheds these verbal shots like a duck does water...CARNERA AT HOTEL: The Lincoln hotel, where the Packers are stopping in New York, is the headquarters for athletic teams. Several of the big league hockey squads are in the house now along with some of the beef trust wrestlers and some fighters of more or less repute, including Primo Carnera, the man mountain from overseas, who fights Vince Campolo at the Garden Friday night. This Carnera is a giant if there ever was one. Cal Hubbard walked up behind him and the fighter looked to be about twice the size of the Packer tackle. Carnera plays a lone hand nearly all the time and even Whitey Woodin could not get him into a conversation. One of the Packers remarked that Carnera did not talk Woodin's language but Lavvie Dilweg said there was room for argument over that remark...OFFICIATING WAS EXCELLENT: During a hot stove session about Sunday's game, there was one thing the Packers all agreed upon and that was that the officiating was excellent. The holding penalty on the Bays was justified and so were the offsides called on the Giants. As a matter of fact, the game was very free from any violations of the rules and the officials breezed through without a single complain. When either one of the Thorpe brothers are handling a game, there is little cause to fuss, as both Tom and Ed are rated among the best in the country. At one stage of the Brooklyn-Bear game last Sunday, the Dodgers had a left side Green Bay front well, according to a story appearing in the New York Journal which featured the fact. Dick O'Donnell played end; Claude Perry was at tackle; Ken Radick held down the guard position, while Red Bultman passed the ball at center. Several of these ex-Packers dropped in at the hotel and mingled again with their old teammates and one of the boys told about Brooklyn's trip to Providence two weeks back. The Dodgers made the jump by boat instead of train and the coastal liner ran into a storm. Several of the landlubbers got beastly sick during the blow and on the return trip from the Steamrollers' town they paid their own way by train rather than to spend another night out there on the ocean where the waves were "about a mile high", according to Mr. Perry from dear old Alabama...NO WATER JUMP: There is no water jump listed on the Packers' eastern invasion. Art Gotto, the Milwaukee road representative, who is accompanying the Packers are transportation director, is kept busy explaining to some of the lobby hounds that he is a Packer fan - not a player. Art has been doing a lot of walking since reaching Gotham and he developed "burning dogs", otherwise known as sore feet. Naturally, he is with the Packers all the time and several of the plush chair occupants, who always try to horn into a conversation of football players, have asked him what quarter he got his ankle twisted. If Art keeps on wearing out shoe leather on the sidewalks of New York, he may be sporting a cane by the time he gets back to the Bay. Among the former Green Bayians who have stepped in to say hello to the Packers are Gordon Fairfield and Louis Cook. Richard "Red" Smith of Combined Locks was a Monday night caller and he brought with him Les Prange, who played shortstop for Kaukauna this past season. Aside from playing football with the Giants, Smith is coaching at Seton Hall college in New Jersey and Prange is one of the star athletes at the school.
EASTERN SPORTS WRITERS PRAISE PLAY OF PACKERS
NOV 24 (New York) - The Packer again demonstrated vast reserve power in defeating the New York Giants at the Polo grounds, sports writers conceded Monday. Bruder, Dunn and Saunders won the most comment and approval, and all commentators agreed that the game was one that few fans see more than once a year. Opinions of New York writers follow: New York World Telegram - What really turned the tide in addition to the weakness in pass defense was the manpower that the Packers threw into the fray. Green Bay used 10 backs. That influx of fresh talent in the second half swamped the Giant line. The second Packer backfield, with Russ Saunders and Hank Bruder doing the ball carrying, was instrumental in producing the winning touchdown. Until the former Southern Californian and former Northwestern aces entered the fracas, Green Bay had made only two first downs, but there was no holding the lightning fast Saunders or the hard plunging Bruder. New York Mirror - It was a terror of a battle, with lots of long runs mixed in with the bruising line play. Both sides had to keep a constant stream of reserves running into the game to relieve exhausted players. Daily News - It was a sparkling game featured by those flashing, flawless plays professionals alone are capable of executing. It attracted a crowd of 40,000, the largest all-commercial gathering since Red Grange's coming out party in 1925. The team from the obscure Wisconsin village successfully defended its position at the top of the National league. Brooklyn Eagle - Small wonder that Green Bay's Packers have salted away their third consecutive pro football title. In winning a 14 to 10 game Sunday they lolied through a great part of the game, turning on the power only when it was necessary, And what power! The Giants' line couldn't hold Russ Saunders, Johnny Blood and Hank Bruder when they got down to brass tacks in that last period. Bruder, daring the same fate that made his college career a nightmare at Northwestern, with his big "13" played like a man gone mad, and didn't find any broken bones in the hardest knocks the pros handed out. Herald-Tribune - It was a game of brawn and football skill between two teams which could give any college team in the country three touchdowns and beat it. It started off with a touchdown with the Packers; developed into a tie at 7 to 7 and saw the Giants take the lead with a field goal before the first half was over. New York Times - In the second half the Giants' defense began cracking under the pile driver pounding of Hank Bruder of Northwestern University fame. Bruder's terrific punch came into play both offensively and defensively and it was his headlong drive into the tiring Giant phalanx that turned the tide the other way. New York Evening Post - Hap Moran, not unaided, of course, did the honors for the home team, but Hank Bruder of Northwestern; Joe Dunn, Russ Saunders, Johnny Blood and about 15 others did them for the western huskies to better advantage. There was a fatal weakness in the Giants' line somewhere or perhaps that's misstating the case, for anything less than a spear studded Chinese wall would have looked sick against such devastating loss.
CLARK IS BACK TO TOP LEAGUE SCORING LIST
NOV 24 (Columbus, OH) - Earl (Dutch) Clark, who was supposed to be sitting on the Portsmouth bench with a rib injury, stepped into Sunday's Portsmouth-Chicago Cardinal game at Chicago and collected two touchdowns for himself, which shoved the Spartan back into the National professional football league scoring lead. John Blood, Packer ace, accounted for a single touchdown and is trailing the flying Spartan by a margin of six points, Clark having 60 and Blood 54. Three aces of as many National league backfields turned in impressive bits of work Sunday, to hoist themselves materially in the race for individual scoring honors, according to President Joe F. Carr, who today released scoring statistics. Ernie Nevers, Cardinal coach and captain, made two touchdowns and kicked two extra points in his game with the Spartans, and displaced Presnell, Portsmouth star, in third place, having scored 50 points. Ken Strong of Stapleton did better than that, accounting for two touchdowns, a point after touchdown and a field goal to score all of his team's 16 points against Cleveland. Strong now roosts in fourth place, three points behind Nevers, who is four points back of Blood. The other player to gain in the scoring race was Hap Moran, New York back, who scored a touchdown, kicked an extra point and booted a field goal against the Packers Sunday. As a result Moran climbed from thirteenth to eighth place in the standings, while Red Grange of the Bears advanced from a tie position to undisputed sixth place by scoring a touchdown against Brooklyn. New players to break into the scoring list on Sunday were Drury, Franklin and Nesbitt, all of the Bears, and Belden of the Cardinals, all of whom scored lone touchdowns; and Workman of Cleveland, who made an extra point against Stapleton. Other point scorers to add to their totals were Presnell, Portsmouth, with an extra point; McKalip, Portsmouth, with a touchdown; Bruder, Green Bay, with a touchdown; Vokaty, Cleveland, touchdown; Garland Grange, Bears, with an extra point; and Tackwell, formerly of Philadelphia but now with the Bears, who scored a single point against Brooklyn Sunday.