NEWS AND NOTES
NOVEMBER 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Every train of the C. and N.W. R.R. and the Milwaukee road brought in hundreds of Wisconsin fans to Chicago. Fans came from all sections of the state to see the teams in action as special excursion trains started in upper Michigan and picked up passengers all along the road...Hundreds of other fans came by automobiles and Wisconsin licenses were common on cars around Wrigley field. Many left immediately after the game to drive back to Wisconsin homes...Coach Tarzan Taylor of Marquette and Ken Radick, outstanding tackle on the Hilltop varsity, were interested spectators at the game. They were guests of the Bear management...The rain started to fall early Sunday morning and continued at intervals throughout the day, making the field muddy and soft. After a few moments of action, it was hard to distinguish the players by the numbers on their uniforms, because of the mud that covered them...The American Legion Lumberjack band provided considerable entertainment. The band came down from Green Bay on one of the Northwestern road special trains. It made a decided hit with fans, parading on the field between halves, and playing several numbers...Details of the game were broadcast over a public address system. The broadcast was popular as the announcer at the "Mike", who walked up and down the sidelines following the play, gave considerable information. As it was hard to distinguish the players from the stands, because of the mud, the broadcast was particularly beneficial...The last ten minutes of the game was played in semi-darkness and safety men, back for punts, had a hard time seeing the ball. The Bears got a "break" because of the darkness shortly before the end of the game when Blood lost the ball in the dark and it came down, striking him and then bounding away to be recovered by a Bear player. The advantage was shortlived, however, as Molenda intercepted a Bear pass a few minutes later...Dilweg and O'Donnell played the full 60 minutes at ends, and figured prominently in many plays. They were down on punts like streaks and nothing got around their ends...Mike Michalske had to retire from the game a few minutes before the half when he was knocked out by a Bear half who blocked him. Mike came back like the star he is, however, in the final half and played great football...Lewellen got off the greatest kick of the game late in the fourth period. He booted the ball from deep in his own territory out of bounds on the Bear 11 yard line. The ball traveled about 75 yards...Statistics from the game show that the Packers made 90 yards from scrimmage on 48 plays, an average of less than two yards on a play. The Bears made 63 yards from scrimmage on 40 plays...Despite the rain which made the ball hard to handle, the Packers completed four of nine passes for gains totaling 107 yards. The Bears completed only 6 passes in 21 attempts for 93 yards total gain. Two Packer passes and four Bear passes were intercepted...In the matter of first downs, the Packers made seven to five for the Bears. Blood's phenomenal punts with the wet ball averaged close to 52 yards while Driscoll and Holmer had an average of about 42 yards. The Packers received only one five-yard penalty while the Bears were penalized 50 yards. They drew a 25-yard penalty for clipping on one occasion...Red Grange did not see a bit of action. He sat on the sidelines the entire game with a "Charley Horse". Red's brother, Garland, played an end position the greater part of the game and turned in some good football...Cal Hubbard eventually did not like the way Fleckenstein treated him on one occasion a few minutes before the end of the game and he reached out and pushed a fist into the Bear lineman's face. As a result the giant tackle was ordered from the game...Players on the Stiller baseball team were guests of Ernie Stiller, manager, at the game. The players who made the trip as Mr. Stiller's personal guest were Harry Armstrong, Jack Miller, Charles Lytle, James Geyer, Elmer Villiesse, Edward Baye, Frank Nowak, Arthur Collard, Norbert Collard and Clem Collard.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - PRO GAME IS BEST
NOVEMBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The professional football game is beginning to get more adherents every day and nearly every close follower of the sport has come to realize the superiority of the professional style of play over the college brand. Arthur J. Schinner, sports editor of the Wisconsin News, is the latest student of football to come forth with some interesting information in regards to the play of college and football teams. Schinner covered the Packer-Bear game at Chicago last Sunday and had nothing but words of praise to offer after the game. His comments speak for themselves so we are quoting him. He says in part: "Those dear old college professors onto whom this professional football was more or less an anathema will have to get into a huddle again and deliver another broadside if they win to curb the very healthy growth of the pro game. Playing before 15,000 fans who braved pneumonia weather to see the teams perform, our own Green Bay Packers protected their hold in the top rung of the pro wheel Sunday by turning back the Chicago Bears in a spirited and exciting game. One of our illustrious townsmen, Red Dunn of Marquette, who had his shoulder dislocated during the melee, heaved one pass to Hurdis McCrary, who formerly performed for Georgia, snagged a loose pass by the Bears in the selfsame period and galloped fifty yards down the sidelines for another count to clinch the argument...The Bears fought back with lots of venom, missed three chances all told during the afternoon and otherwise, despite the heavy going and the steady drizzle under lowering gray skies, put up an exhibition which would have satisfied the most rabid alumnus bellowing for "Fight". There used to be much debate in the uppish ranks of our most select college circles as to the amount of vinegar these college grads injected into the post-graduate performances. We will admit that on occasion in the early days the contests gave the aspect of nicely attuned exhibitions in which no one tried very hard, that's all over now. These pro teams play with the fight and spirit of our most bitter collegiate rivals and as for the brand of football there really is no comparison. The difference between the pro game and the college game as we saw it Sunday was just the divergence between college baseball and professional baseball today and you know what that is. Derish thought that pro football will not live - it is not only going to live but will carry on to draw crowds which will rival out best collegiate congregations. It all depends upon the officials and the players and these boys seemingly have livened up to their opportunities. So would we say, if we're to halt the advance of Joe Carr and his minions we must appeal to our college leaders to go into seance and call down the thunderbolts of Jove or whoever deliver them upon the semi-pure professionals - their game today is so honest and so pure that even the Carnegie Foundation could find no taint as to motive and spirit." Schinner brings out contentions shared by all who follow the sport in an unprejudiced manner. His remarks are likely to bring forth a lot of howls from rabid college fans, who as a rule, probably never saw a pro game, but who are the first to condemn it. The real fans - those who watch and enjoy every pro game they can see - will sit back and pay little heed to rantings against the sport. They are more than satisfied with the pro game, and as a rule are disappointed in the average college game as they fail to see the smart football played in the post-graduate circuit.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - NOW FOR THE CARDINALS
NOVEMBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Opposition for the Packers in next Sunday's game will be provided by the Chicago Cardinals - the team that has given the local eleven more trouble this year than any other outfit. The Cardinals have been a stumbling block in the two games played earlier this season, and indications are that they will be a regular mountain to get over next weekend. The Packers won the early games, but had a lot of trouble doing it as the Cardinals made life miserable for the locals. With Nevers on the team backing up the line and providing a constant threat on the offense, the squad is always dangerous. It has a fine line and a fleet set of backs to work with the former Stanford star fullback. The injury jinx has begun to camp on the trail of the Packers and if it continues its devastating work there is no telling what the outcome may be. Red Dunn and Eddie Kotal were the latest paid of Packers to go on the shelf because of injuries. Dunn probably will be out for some time because of his wrenched shoulder, and Eddie is not expected to be available for work for at least ten days. Kotal's shoulder also was wrenched in the game with the Cardinals. Besides this pair, Tom Nash and Whitey Woodin are handicapped by injuries received in the Minneapolis game. Tom and Whitey are suffering with leg injuries that are likely to keep them on the sidelines next Sunday. The loss of Dunn is one of the hardest blows of the year to the Packers. Red is probably the smoothest working quarterback in the National league today, and it is going to be hard to find someone to take his place. Red Smith is available for the job, but as Smith has not had much work this year because of a leg injury, it is not sure whether he will be able to stand the pace. The injury has practically healed but a lot of work may lay him up again. Every player on the team had a lot of confidence in Red Dunn, as they knew he would find the opponent's weakness and take advantage of it. They knew he would call the right play at all times. Eddie Kotal also will be missed as he has been turning in some fine football this year. He is a good man on defense and can run and block with the best of them. Verne Lewellen had handled the quarterback job at times, but he naturally is not as smooth as Dunn. He functions best at a halfback position. Lew probably will be used at the quarterback post Sunday for awhile, however. Lew's injuries, sustained in an automobile accident, are not expected to keep him from playing. Capt. Curly Lambeau also may be in at the quarterback position for a while. Curly had handled the job in practice sessions, but has not been in a game this year. He finds it more effective to guide the teams from the sidelines, watching for any openings and choosing the men to play who he thinks will be best available for the jobs. Curly was a halfback originally but has worked in quarterback and fullback positions at time. Johnny Blood, Bo Molenda, McCrary and Lidberg all came out of last Sunday's game with nothing worse than minor bruises and bumps and will be ready to go up against the Cardinals. Molenda and McCrary, who proved fine on defense against a passing attack, are sure to see a lot of action, as Nevers is expected to use the air for gains. He throws a football accurately and swiftly and has some capable receivers in Don Hill, Bullet Baker, Mickey McDonald and Kassell who are going to bear watching. All of the Packer linemen came through the last game in good shape and will be ready for service again. They turned in some fine football against the Bears and can be counted on to be effective again. If the Packers can get over the Cardinal game, they are going to be a hard team to stop from winning the National league pennant. They are going to be right on edge for the game the following weekend against the New York Giants, and, if they turn back the Gotham stalwarts, Providence and the Yellowjackets should be easy. It will be a hard road filled with pitfalls, however. If further injuries to regulars should come, it will be a mighty hard task to make the grade.
GRID-GRAPH TO REPLAY PACKER, CARDINAL GAME
NOVEMBER 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the Packers battle the Cardinals at Chicago Sunday in the final game before their eastern invasion, local fans again will be able to see the game replayed on the grid-graph board at the Columbus club. Every play of the game will be brought over a direct wire to the club and flashed on the board a few minutes after it takes place at the Chicago White Sox field. The Vita-Vox public address system also will be used to give interesting sidelights of the game. The Platten Radio company will provide the broadcast over the Vita-Vox. Although the Packers will have to face the strong Cardinal squad with a crippled team, Capt. Lambeau
believes they can come out on top and be ready for the
eastern invasion the following week. A victory for the
Packers will give them a record of nine straight in the
National league. The record is the best ever made by
the Packers since they entered the National league.
Particular stress is being laid in practice sessions this
week on formations to stop the plunging and passing of
Ernie Nevers. Capt. Lambeau is giving the men stiff
workouts every day at Joannes park. As the Milwaukee
road and C. and N.W. road are running special trains to
Chicago, another large number of fans are expected to
follow the team to the Windy City.
PACKER CORPORATION GETS ALL RECEIPTS
NOVEMBER 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Rumors
to the effect that the Press-Gazette is operating the
gridgraph which gives the play-by-play on the Packer
out-of-town games are untrue. Stories also that the
Press-Gazette attempted to prevent radio station WGN
from broadcasting the Packer-Bear game last Sunday
likewise are false. The Press-Gazette on November 7
telegraphed the Chicago Tribune regarding the Packer-
Bear game broadcast, because it wanted to give the
information to its readers and received the following
reply: "Will not broadcast Packers' game here next
Sunday. Management of Chicago Bears refuses
permission to broadcast." The gridgraph is operated by
the Green Bay Football corporation and every cent realized from the play-by-play game goes into the club's treasury. The Press-Gazette loaned the football club its gridgraph and does not realize one cent from its operation. In fact, Press-Gazette employees volunteered their services gratis to the football corporation in operating the board, in order to cut down the overhead. The Press-Gazette did this to assist the football club, not to realize any profit. Every cent of profit from the play-by-play at the Columbus club goes into the football treasury and the Press-Gazette has nothing to say as to its disposition, expenditure or anything else.
LAMBEAU EXPECTS HARDEST GAME OF YEAR SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Capt. Curley Lambeau of the Packer team said today that he expected the hardest game of the year Sunday when the team invades Chicago to battle the Cardinals. "The Cardinals have give us more opposition than any other team faced this year," the captain said, "and we have reports from Chicago are they are laying extensive plans for this game. Coach Scanlan is going to have his men in the best shape of the year and he is going to have them feeling that they are capable of whipping us. A team that goes into the game with that attitude naturally is a tough one to handle. Then there is the matter of cripples on our squad. I am not offering any alibis, but just making a statement of fact when I say our team is decidedly handicapped. Dunn
and Kotal will not be able to play. Both have their arms
in slings and it is doubtful whether they will be ready in
time to see action against the Giants. Nash's injured
leg is better, but it is not entirely healed and Whitey
Woodin is suffering with a similar injury." Captain
Lambeau indicated that he will use Blood in the safety
position on defense and have Red Smith or Lewellen
calling signals. He also may be at that position himself
part of the game. The injuries Lew sustained in a recent
automobile accident may handicap him to some extent,
but they are not expected to keep him out of the game
entirely. The game will be re-played here again on the
Grid-graph, operated by the Packer corporation. The
board will be set up in the main auditorium of the
Columbus club. R.K.O. vaudeville acts and Lee Smith
and his orchestra will furnish additional entertainment.
Details of the play will be flashed on the board a few
minutes after they take place at the White Sox field
and the Vita-Vox system of broadcast will be used to
give other bits of interesting information about the game.
Reports from WGN Chicago say that the radio
broadcasts of the game will begin at 3 p.m.
PRO GRID NOTES
NOVEMBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The
Providence championship bubble went up in smoke
during the past week as the Rollers took it on the chin
three times besides playing a tie game with Stapleton.
Four tilts in a week is altogether too much for any club..
The New York Giants got even with Orange by the score
of 22 to 0. Early in the season, these clubs battled to a
goose-egg tied but Andrews & Co. showed the Skeeters
lots of football in their league engagement last Sunday...
The Chicago Cardinals busted into the win column twice within a week. In a "starlight" game at Providence, the Nevers-men came through with a 16-0 win while last Sunday the Chicagoans evened it up with Minneapolis, 8 to 0...If it hadn't been for a wobbly start, this Chicago club would be somewhere in the National league race. There is plenty of gridiron class to the machine and some of the veterans are cavorting around like two-year-olds...Bull Behman has earned himself another home in Frankford as a result of the Yellowjackets twin victory over Providence. Both games were nip and tuck, 7-0 and 7-6. The Hornets are now sitting in third place and going strong...Tony Latone, the Boston battering ram, found the going pretty tough against the Stapleton front wall and the Hubtown gridders were forced to bow, 14 to 6. The Stapes harvested on several breaks to keep the bacon at home...Jimmy Conzelman is doing regular time in monkey togs again. The veteran Providence manager dissatisfied with the way his quarterbacks were working, stepped into the breach and he played brilliant
ball against Frankford...The Chicago Bears are in the
east this weekend with a doubleheader scheduled. On
Saturday, the Halas-Sternaman combination exhibit
their football wares in Frankford while Sunday the Bears
are booked with the Giants...The Minneapolis Red
Jackets start their eastern tour this Sunday with the
Steamrollers in Providence. On Nov. 23, Herb Joesting's
aggregation is billed for Frankford and a day later, the
Gophers do their stuff in Stapleton...Boston will be host
to the Buffalo Bisons this Sunday. The Bulldogs should
come through with a win but the Buffalo club has the
habit of pulling the unexpected and the Bisons may put
a dent in the much abused dope bucket...It begins to
look as if the National league schedulemakers arranged
a "natural" for Nov. 24 in New York. This is the date of
the Giants-Green Bay game and so far this season
neither of these clubs have tasted defeat...Wally Diehl
is making a determined bid to retain his all-American
pro fullback honors. The Yellowjackets' star is going
great guns but so is the much famed Ernie Nevers of
the Chicago Cards and Heavy Feather of the Giants...
Jack McBride is playing ball right now for Providence
like he did in the olden days when he joined New York
after getting his sheepskin at Syracuse. Mac is hitting
the line as hard as ever besides kicking well..Kenneally,
a veteran of the "cash and carry" brand of football, is
turning in some good games at end for Boston. He was
one of the Pottsville luminaries for years and he is even
going better for the Hub clan...Jim Durfee should make
good as a heavyweight fistic referee. In last Sunday's
game between the Bears and Green Bay he stopped an
exchange in which Fleckenstein and Hubbard were the
principals without getting harmed...Ken Strong is
making the headlines frequently as the star of the
Stapleton club. In a recent game against Providence, he
grabbed a fumble out of the air and traveled some 60
yards downfield for a feature score...Plansky, the ex-
Georgetown flash, with the New York Giants, appears
to have shaken out the injury jinx that camped on his
trail ever since he entered the pro game. So far as
halfbacks go, Plansky is as good as any of them...
Benkert, one of those fancy stepping open field runners,
has piled up plenty of yardage for Orange this fall. This
New Jersey club has a flock of star backfielders but
Benkert performs at a par with the other carriers.
PACKERS MEET CARDS; INJURY JINX APPEARS
NOVEMBER 16 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers,
pacesetters in the NFL, will meet the Chicago Cardinals
at Comiskey Park here tomorrow in an effort to repeat
what has been done twice this season. The Packers
have taken the Cardinals' measure twice by scores of 9 to 2 and 7 to 6. The meeting tomorrow carries no certain promise as to a Packer victory, however, inasmuch as the league leaders are crippled with injuries. Red Dunn, quarterback, and Eddie Kotal, halfback, will be out of the game because of injuries suffered in the game against the Chicago Bears last week. Verne Lewellen, halfback, and Tom Nash, end, hope to get into the game for only a few minutes for the same reason. The Packers have eight successive victories tucked away thus far but Ernie Nevers, Cardinal fullback and Captain, is looking for the first Packer defeat of the season tomorrow.
CRIPPLED PACKER TEAM BATTLES CARDINALS
NOVEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A crippled Packer football team will take the field at the Chicago White Sox park Sunday, determined to hold its
grip on first place in the National league. It will face the
Cardinals, who have been coming along in leaps and
bounds this season. If the Packers hurdle the Cardinal
obstacle, they will be ready for the eastern invasion with
a clean record of nine league games won and none lost.
The Cardinal team, however, is going to be a tough outfit
to turn back. The players on the Windy City eleven have
the idea they can whip the Packers and they are going
to be putting everything in this game. That the squad
possesses a lot of strength was shown in the two early
games played with the Packers. The Packers won but
they had real jobs doing it...ALWAYS DANGEROUS:
With Ernie Nevers, Bullet Baker, Hill, McDonald and
Rose in the backfield, the Cardinals have five men who
are always dangerous. They all can run and pass and
are going to present a varied attack that is certain to be
hard to stop. This group of backfield aces will have a
real line to work with. Duke Slater, Kiesling, Larsen and
Heuge are some of the players who are going to be hard
to push through. Kassel and Dowling at ends also
present a formidable threat in that they are capable pass
receivers. Kassel was responsible for the Cardinal score
that nearly tied the Packers in the last game, when he
caught a long prayer pass from Nevers. Capt. Lambeau
is expected to be at the signal calling job when the
game gets underway. He will be holding down Red
Dunn's job as the former Marquette star is on the shelf
with a wrenched shoulder...LAMBEAU TO ALTERNATE:
The Packer coach and captain plans to alternate with
Lewellen and Red Smith at the quarterback post. On the
defense, Blood will drop back to play the safety position,
usually held down by the quarterback, and handle punts.
Eddie Kotal, who sustained an injury similar to that of
Red Dunn, also will be missing from the lineup. Eddie is
expected to be on the sideline for at least another week.
McCrary will work with Johnny Blood at halfback most
of the game. Dave Zuidmulder also is available and may
be called on to see some action, receiving one of the
halfbacks. Lidberg and Molenda are in fine shape and
can be counted on to turn in good football at fullback. However, most of the linemen are in good condition and if they play the kind of football they usually do, the Packers should turn in another victory. Woodin, Nash and Earpe are not in the best of shape, due to recent injuries, but are expected to see some service.