and the collection box, they didn't know whether to help themselves or someone else...Lavvie Dilweg and Michalske played 60 minutes in yesterday's game, and when we say played, it means just that for those two boys. It wouldn't be hard to pick out the plays they were not in, because they weren't any...Cal Hubbard, in a spick-and-span uniform, was initiated into the 1931 season yesterday with a near sunstroke. Cal hasn't been taking punishment under the summer sun like the other fellows and the pace was a bit fast for him...Herber got a bad break yesterday when, called into the game in the last 40 seconds or so to pull a long pass, he fumbled on a bad shot. It wasn't his fault, but 14,000 spectators saw only the Bears recover the ball...Another crowd like Sunday and there will have to be a little more speed on the gates. The crowd got tired of being shoved yesterday afternoon and some 200 put their shoulder to the double gate and crashed it...Five newspaper photographers lent a cosmopolitan atmosphere to the field yesterday as they raced up and down the sidelines praying for action and a little of the spectacular...Waldo Don Carlos, who is playing his first year of professional football, was used at center the entire first half. He took care of Pearson, Bear center, in good shape during the first quarter and then did the same with George Trafton, veteran Chicago pivotman...Darling replaced Don Carlos in the second half and played most of the third and fourth quarters. He appeared to be suffering no ill effects from the injury of three weeks ago, doing more than his share in the center of the line...Red Dunn, who usually is the peacemaker when the Packer players get into a scrap with opponents, was found in the unusual role of a participant of a near fist fight with Brute Trafton. Jim Bowdoin pulled Dunn away before any real damage was one and neither player was penalized. The tussle followed a Green Bay fumble, recovered by the Bears, near the center of the field, Red tackling the man who recovered the fumble, and Trafton objecting, on the grounds that the man couldn't run with a fumble, so it wasn't necessary for Red to tackle him...Dick Stahlman, who plays with a face mask due to an injury to a cheekbone suffered last year, is a great lineman, make no mistake about that. Dick was all over the field to tackle Bear players. The weather made it a great day for the fans but not for the players. The sun beat down unmercifully throughout the game and the water bucket came in for plenty of use...The victory was the 20th straight win for the Packers on the Green Bay field.
ENLARGE STANDS AT CITY STADIUM FOR GRID GAMES
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - There will be room for approximately two thousand more spectators at the City Stadium next Sunday when the Packers meet the New York Giants in the pennant raising game as a big crew of men under the direction of Marcel Lambeau, superintendent of construction for the Green Bay Football corporation, is at work building two new sections of the big stands on the south side of the field. Bleacher reserved sections U and T have been taken down and permanent stands, 23 rows in height, are being set up. In section U there will be 19 seats to the row while section Y has 28 seats to the line. The bleachers, which were used for U and T last Sunday have been moved over to replace section Q at the southwest end of the field. The new arrangement is listed on the chart as sections Q and N with a seating capacity of 900 while the old section Q only housed 730 spectators. As soon as the new permanent big stands are completed, work will be started on two more sections at the east and west end of the south side of the field line with the big stands. These additional blocks of seats will be patterned after sections Q and P which are now to stand on the north at each end of the big stands. Each of these sections will have approximately 11 rows with about 38 seats to the row. These will mean about 1,000 more seats...THREE MORE TURNSTILES: A rush order has been sent to Chicago for three more turnstiles and these "clicker" are scheduled to arrive Thursday noon. They will be immediately placed in position and the football executives feel confident that these three additional entrances, nine in all, including the park employees and pass gate, will eliminate the confusion such as was experienced before the opening whistle last Sunday. Runways to the turnstiles will be extended outside the park about 5 yards and a much larger force of police will be on hand to line the spectators up for the runways. One of the ticket booths was moved further north outside of the park and a turnstile gate will be cut in nearby to speed handling of the crowd.
GIANTS EN ROUTE
SEPT 29 (New York) - Fresh from their 14-6 victory over the Providence Steamrollers, the New York Giants professional football squad left here this morning for Portsmouth, Ohio, where Wednesday night they will engage the Spartans in the first game of a strenuous midwestern campaign. The Giants, having the appearances of being the best ever to represent the East, will have the stiffest kind of competition during the next fortnight during which time they meet the far-famed Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, as well as the Portsmouth eleven, said to be much improved over last year's aggregation. The itinerary of the Giants will bring them into Green Bay at 10:30 p.m. Thursday over the St. Paul road. They will have two days in which to rid themselves of travel fatigue and to practice formations before answering the referee's whistle. While in the Wisconsin city, the Giants will stay at the Beaumont hotel. After the game with the Packers, the Giants will remain in Green Bay until Tuesday night from where they will entrain for Des Moines, Iowa, to play an exhibition game Wednesday. Sunday, Oct. 11, will find the Giants facing the Chicago Bears in the Windy city. This will be the final stand before returning to the Polo Grounds, and Coach Owens believes his men will return with a record unmarred by defeat.
FOUR MEN RELEASED
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - Four players were released by the Green Bay Packers Tuesday, it was announced by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The squad must be cut to 22 men to conform with National league rules after the third league game. Players released were Dave Zuidmulder, former East high star, a halfback; Chester Johnston, Appleton, fullback; Wayne Davenport, Texas, halfback and Ray Janissen, South Dakota, tackle. However Zuidmulder will retain his connections with the Packers. He will be used as a scout and is to direct the plays of the "enemy" team in practice for games with teams in which he looked over.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - PACKER EDITORIALS
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers moved from the sports pages up front to the editorial pages of two Wisconsin newspapers today when the Sheboygan Press and Milwaukee Sentinel used the team as a subject for editorials. The editorial follow: 14,000 GREEN BAY FANS: Fourteen thousand persons saw the Green Bay Packers, a professional football team, defeat the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The game was played in Green Bay. That city has a population of about 37,000; so a football crowd of 14,000 represents well above a third of the inhabitants. As an exhibition of football enthusiasm, the crowd, in the locality, probably has no equal. The phenomenon may banish the doubts of those who were uncertain whether professional football is here to stay. Never before did Green Bay produce a crowd of 14,000 for an athletic, or any, event. Of course, the Packers are a winning team. They are the 1930 professional champions and they are likely to finish well up among the leaders this year. These facts have a profound influence on the size of crowds, as any baseball magnate will testify. The rise of professional football has confounded all the prophets. Not more than five years ago the football "expert" would have been hard to find who would stake his reputation on the future of the game as played for hire. The colleges had a corner on it, as anyone would have told you. It is unlikely that the backers of the Packer team expected, when they organized it in 1920, to make it pay for itself through the gate. They conceived that it would advertise an industry and a city in a measure to justify their expense. It did. The Packers have put Green Bay on the national map and have taught the football fans of the East that upper Wisconsin is not given over entirely to wild red Indians. But by far the most remarkable inference to be drawn from the success of the Packers, and other professional teams, is that sports crowds can love a game whether or not they understand its intricacies. All of them certainly do not understand the nice points of football. - Milwaukee Sentinel...FOOTBALL IN GREEN BAY: In Green Bay Sunday 14,000 witnessed the Packers and the Bears play and accounts tell of every available seat being sold and standing room space as well. This indicates the hold that football has upon Green Bay, and you might say upon the state, for thousands of fans drive 100 or 200 miles on a Sunday to see these professional football games. During the earlier stages of the game, especially the first quarter, each team was looking the other over. The touchdown was scored after the Bears had fumbled the ball on their own 22 yard line, and the marvelous work of the Packers was demonstrated as foot by foot they swept aside obstacles and sent Verne Lewellen over for the only touchdown of the game. In the game Sunday, there was much of that spirit that you find in college football, for the American Legion band paraded the field and between halves a song dedicated to the Packers was sung on the field. It was a great contest, nothing sensational but the kind that fans enjoy. No one got away for a big run or a touchdown. It took teamwork and brawn to achieve the victorious points. While the Bears were defeated, they look like contenders for the title later on in the season. We predict that the race lies between these two teams. When 14,000 people turn out on a Sunday to witness a football game, pay for their gasoline and the incidentals that go with a trip of that character, we are prone to ask, who is hit by the depression? - Sheboygan Press.