gained about nine years...The final run of the game with Johnny Blood returning an intercepted pass about 50 yards was sensational. Blood raced down the right sideline with Mike Michalske galloping with him for interference and they were almost clear until Johnny was knocked out of bounds on the 35-yard line...It wasn't very hard to understand why the Nicolet High school band of De Pere won national honors. The band played and marched with precision and snap that would do credit to a crack military organization. The Legion band also joined in the concert between halves...Philadelphia used only 13 men, making but two substitutions. Fleckenstein and Behman were the only players to be replaced on the Jacket front wall...Both teams used six-man lines on defense. The Jackets pulled Barrager back for secondary defense, while the Packers used Cal Hubbard most of the time. Cal played a great game behind the line and on one occasions intercepted a Jacket pass and traveled about eight yards before he was pulled down...Mule Wilscon injured his leg in the game and was in a hospital today for treatment. He may be out of the game for a week or more...Organized cheering, with East and West High school cheerleaders leading the fans, was inaugurated. The end zone stands, containing many boys swung into the cheers with good results and the north side stands also caught the spirit, but the south side stands failed to respond with the same enthusiasm...Plans to loan Claude Perry to the Cardinals were changed and he played the entire game at tackle. A backfield man will be released this week to keep the squad down to the 22 limit and Perry will be retained, it was announced.
MAY PLAY PORTSMOUTH
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - Discussion has been started here, Milwaukee and Portsmouth of the likelihood of the Packers playing a game with the Portsmouth Spartans Dec. 13 in Milwaukee, probably at the Marquette stadium, if it is available. The plan has not passed the discussion stage, President Leland H. Joannes of the Packers said. It has been broached as a possibility but no action has been taken. "We have no game with the Portsmouth team on the official schedule," the president said, "although a tentative date has been arranged for Dec. 13. If weather and other conditions are favorable, we may arrange to play the game in Milwaukee. It would not be a charity game."
PROVIDENCE WILL MAKE GREEN BAY DEBUT ON SUNDAY
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Plans to spoil the 1931 Packer Homecoming celebration, which have been formulated by the Providence Steamrollers, may be substantiated by the hefty New England eleven, which is prepared to place plenty of talent on the field at City Stadium next Sunday, when the first whistle announces the 2 o'clock kickoff. Advance notices of the talent contained in the Providence line and backfield indicates that the strong National league outfit has resumed its interrupted pennant drive, which brought it to the top of the league standings in 1928. Eastern sportswriters have been turning in columns about a star halfback named Dexter Shelley, one time University of Texas star and all-Southern team selection, who has come into his own as the directing agent of a strong Providence passing attack. Back in the days when the New England team was driving to its first - and only - national championship, there was a back named George Wilson, who did most of the flipping in the Roller backfield. When Wilson left, the Providence attack crumpled, but this year Shelly has taken his place, and in early season games has shown every indication of passing his opposition ragged. It was a shower of passes by Shelly which turned the trick against Philadelphia, and all but dragged Providence's New York game out of the fire. He weighs 190 pounds and is a constant threat afoot. Paired with him in the Roller backfield is Oran Paper, Iowa ace who weighs 190 and saw fleeting service with the Packers last season; Herb Titmas, Syracuse quarterback, voted the most valuable player to his university in his undergraduate days; and Lew Pope, who was an important cog in Purdue's 1930 attack. This quartet of backfield stars probably will start next Sunday's game for Providence, although Pope, if not in the starting lineup, will certainly see plenty of action. Woodruff, Mississippi fullback, is slated to do the heavy pounding in that position...MANY GOOD BACKS: Other reliable backs who may and will see service are Oden, Brown University product; Edwards, also of Brown; Williams, Connecticut state; Goodbread, Florida; August, Villanova; and Meeker, Washington State. Although the backfield talent is certain to attract much of the attention of Packers fans on Sunday, there are a number of reliable line performers who will make things lively for the Packer forward wall. Tex Irvin, captain of the 1930 Davis and Elkins West Virginia eleven, holds down a tackle position, and Pup Graham, a brawny guard who an all-National league star with the Dayton Triangles, are the heaviest men in the Providence lineup. Each weighs 230 pounds. Ray Smith, center, is one of Missouri University's famous Smith brothers, and although he weighs but 180, has displayed plenty of drive for the Steamrollers. Eschbach, Penn State center, probably will start in that position, flanked by Graham and Gentry, the latter an Oklahoma man, at guards. The tackle posts will be occupied by Irvin and Schein, the last named player once having held down the same assignment at Brown University, Rose of Texas and Spellman of Brown, both weighing 200 pounds, will start at the end positions...HEAVY FORWARD WALL: Other linemen registeredon the Roller lineup are MacArthur, St. Mary's; Brennan, Georgetown; Sofish, Grove City; and Pyne, Holy Cross. From tackle to tackle the Providence line will average 303 pounds. Adding Rose and Spellman at ends, the entire wall will average 306, and the starting backfield of Titmas, Pae, Woodruff and Shelly will make the entire team average 196 pounds. Ed Robinson, who answers to the name of "Robbie" wherever intercollegiate football is discussed, coached the Steam Roller squad. He starred at Brown university in his undergraduate days in both football and baseball, being an all-American in both sports. He commenced his coaching career in 1897 and has been building powerful elevens ever since. For a quarter of a century Robinson served Brown university, turning out some of the nation's best known gridders. His outstanding contribution being Fritz Pollard, all-American halfback, who also starred in professional football. It was in 1916 that Robinson sent onto eastern collegiate gridirons his most powerful Brown team, headed by Pollard, which registered victories over Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth. He also has served as coach at Nebraska, Tufts and Boston university...HAS GOOD RECORD: Eastern writers have been calling attention to the antics of Cowboy Woodruff, Providence fullback, who packs 200 pounds of consistent punch. He came to Providence from Memphis, where he alternated with Tony Holm, now starring for Portsmouth. Woodruff is said to be the best defensive fullback Providence has ever had. The 1931 Steam Roller record, including some practice tilts, is impressive. The Boston Collegians were defeated, 50 to 0, and Quincy, Mass., knocked down by the score of 48 to 0. South Weymouth, Mass., lost to Providence by 60 to 0, but the New Englanders lost a hard fought decision to the New York Giants, 14 to 6. Then they played a scoreless tie with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets, and followed this with a return game, winning from the Jackets by 6 to 0. Last Sunday Cleveland's Bulldogs nosed out Providence by a 13 to 6 count...BAKER IS RELEASED: Coach E.L. Lambeau late Monday afternoon announced the release of Frank Baker, end. This was Baker's first year with the national champions. He was an all-American wingman at Northwestern in 1930. Baker played in but two Packer contests. He saw action against Cleveland in the opening game. During the following week, he hurt his ankle in practice and was on the shelf until Sunday when he played against the Yellowjackets.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - THE YELLOWJACKET CLUB
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Perhaps you would like to know the story of the Philadelphia Yellowjackets. It's an unusual one, even for a professional club, of which there have been many unusual stories. For years the Philadelphia Yellowjacket team was regarded as one of the richest clubs in the league. Today, the club is near the end of its rope, with more than $200,000 assets - but they are frozen. The history of the Philadelphia club goes back 11 years. At that time the Frankford Athletic club was formed and the team began to play in a park of its own in Frankford, a suburb of Philadelphia. When the park was built, there was little but prairie in the vicinity. Over a period of years, the district gradually grew until late in 1929 it was the center of a thickly populated section and the ground value of the park had doubled nearly one hundred fold. The city of Philadelphia, desiring to turn the section covered by the Frankford club park, contracted with the Yellowjackets to buy the land for $250,000. Figuring on the small fortune from the sale of the land, the Frankford club last year began to spend money right and left to buy players to form a winning club. The Minneapolis team was purchased outright. Other players were bought from league clubs, and money spent freely. Then the breaks began to go against the club. Rainy weather interfered with several game, cutting down receipts and putting the club in the red. Early this year it was the same story and money was lost on a number of games. Still the club figured it would come out with plenty to spare, figuring on the $250,000 from the city of Philadelphia. That's where the hitch came. The city of Philadelphia, in a bad way financially, was unable to go through with the contract and pay the club the $250,000. The club had spent a lot of money, figuring on the quarter of a million from the city. The city didn't pay it and the club is on the verge of a breakup, with no money to operate and plenty of bills. Players on the club are endeavoring to carry on for the balance of the season, dealing directly with the clubs they meet, independent of the Philadelphia organization. They came through the Packer game in good shape financially and can see their way clear through next Sunday for the Bear game, but after that their plans are indefinite. Perhaps a plan can be worked out to refinance the team so that it can complete the season in the east. If it cannot be done, the Packers will have to look elsewhere for a Thanksgiving day game. Providence is anxious to have the Packers appear in their city and if the Philadelphia game is called off, the Bays may play in the Rhode Island city.