GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - Well, it probably had to come. Even the
Packers can't go on forever winning football games - 
there are a few other good teams in the National league,
too. We're talking about the Green Bay upset at the
hands of an inspired Chicago Cardinal team Sunday
before a 21 to 13 score, before a 9,000 crowd. In a 
setting much like the one last year when the Cardinals
stopped the Green Bay winning streak of 23 straight,
Ernie Nevers, the big blond Viking from the West coast,
rose to the heights to mire the Packers in the mud at
Wrigley field Sunday and stopped their 1931 winning
streak after nine straight. It wasn't that the Packers
were so poor - they played a lot of good football - but
that the Cardinals, with Nevers doing everything a 
football player can possibly do, were having a great day
and the Packers were just enough off color to fall before
the Cardinals' attack.
NASH SCORES MARKER
The Packer offense clicked on five different occasions to
send the Green Bay men down beyond the Cardinal 25
yard line, but only once were they able to complete a
drive. True, they scored twice, but one touchdown came
unexpectedly when Stahlman blocked one of Nevers'
punts and Nash scooped up the ball and raced for a
touchdown. Defensively, the Packers weren't as alert as
they have been in recent games. They became bogged
in the mire that engulfed the south end of the gridiron in
the first quarter and couldn't seem to snap out of it.
They were caught flat-footed on Cardinal spot passes 
and couldn't consistently stop the charges of Nevers
and Gene Rose, who incidentally, played one of the
best games of his career, in this first quarter as the
Chicagoans went down for gains and a score. After the
first period, the Packer got underway and made a more
even game of it, but their play at times later in the game
was spotty and the Cardinals were quick to take
advantage of it.
NEVERS, MCNALLY STAR
You must give most of the credit for the victory to
Nevers. How that big fullback played football! Sixty
minutes of hard, driving, smashing play, with never a
letup. When he wasn't throwing passes, he was in there
crashing into the Packer line. When he wasn't passing
or running, he was blocking or punting. And on defense
he backed up the line faultlessly and knocked down
forward passes. And what a performer this McNally, 
from St. Mary's, is turning out to be! Playing his first 
year of pro football, as a center, McNally was by far the
outstanding man on a strong Cardinal line. He probably
made more than half the Cardinal tackles, running all
over the field to drag down Packer players, frequently
knifing through the Packer line to get ball carriers
behind the line of scrimmage. On one occasions he
dragged down Tom Nash when the big Packer end had
taken a forward pass and apparently was on his way for
a touchdown. The Cardinals displayed a varied offense
with a smart forward passing game as the best threat.
They handled the muddy ball faultlessly on double and
triple pass plays behind the line of scrimmage and not
a fumble was chalked up against them. The Packers
were guilty of only one fumble.
PASSES GO ASTRAY
Those Packer drives were impressive, but as we
mentioned before, all except one fell flat after the Bays
reached the danger zone within the Cardinal 25 yard
line. Playing a leading part in the advances were Hank
Bruder and Bo Molenda. They ripped off several line
gains for the Packers, cracking through the line on
spinners and straight bucks. On quick, opening plays,
cut-backs and weakside slants, the Packers had 
trouble keeping their feet. On several occasions holes
were opened for ball carriers but before they reached
them they either slipped on the muddy field or Nevers
crashed in to close the gaps. In the passing game, it
was a similar story. Tosses were completed on 
occasions, but just as often, fast charging Cardinal
linemen kept the passer in hot water or his receivers
were covered by alert Chicago backs and they went
astray. Blood, Bruder and Gantenbein figured in some
flash pass plays that were good for gains but the Bays
couldn't keep it up.
PASS TO SCORE
The Cardinals used passes to score in the first period
and then counted again in the third and fourth quarters
by using both the overhead game and straight football
to go over the goal. The Packers scored in the second
and final quarters. Four of six forward passes were
completed by the Cards in the opening quarter to 
connect for a marker, with Creighton going over for the
touchdown and Nevers kicking the goal. After Stahlman
blocked Nevers' punt in the second period and Nash
scooped up the ball and ran 15 yards for the Packers'
first touchdown. The Cards held a 7 to 6 lead until the
third quarter. A sustained drive from midfield from Rose
finally plunging over from the eight-yard mark added the
second touchdown and Nevers' second placekick was
good. Rogge paved the way to the third six points when
he intercepted a Packer pass and raced 50 yards before
Blood brought him down from behind on the 12-yard
mark. Three plays failed but a fourth, a pass from Nevers to Kassel was good for a touchdown and again Nevers' try for placement was good. Bruder crashed over for the Packers three minutes before the end of the game after a sustained drive from midfield by the air and on the ground and Dunn kicked the point. The Packers elected to defend the southern goal as the game started, figuring to open up with an offense that would put them in Cardinal territory where the turf was firm. The south end of the field, the infield of the Cubs baseball diamond, was muddy from rains in Chicago. This was the Packers' territory in the first period and it turned out to work to their disadvantage as they never got to the dry, firm part of the field for a scoring punch.
PACKERS PUSHED BACK
Nevers opened up his hard driving and passing game soon after the start and the Packers were pushed deep into their own territory. A pass from Nevers to Creighton was good for 35 yards before the game was five minutes old and put the ball on the Packers 20-yard line. Glasgow and Nevers made it a first down on the nine-yard line. The attack was stopped at this point and Nevers tried a field goal which fell wide and short of the posts and the Packers punted out of danger. Although Blood got off a good punt deep into Cardinal territory to Glasgow who was downed in his tracks by Lavvie Dilweg, the Cardinals pounded right back and it wasn't long until they had crossed the Packer line. The Cardinals went from their own 30 yard line down the field to score, without relinquishing possession of the ball. A pass from Nevers to Hill started the parade. It was good for four yards before Molenda stopped the ball carrier. Ernie faked a plunge and shot a short pass to Creighton that was good for 30 yards to put the ball on the Packer 30 yard line. Nevers picked up a yard. Then he was rushed on a pass by Dilweg and had to throw wildly, the ball grounding. On the third down, he passed again to Creighton, but the heave was good for only three yards and the Cards had seven yards to go for a first down.
PASSES TO CREIGHTON
On another pass play, Nevers backed up and tossed the ball again to Creighton who was unprotected on the 15 yard line. Fitzgibbon made a dive for Creighton but slid in the mud and missed him. Blood also dove for the Cardinal end but also slipped as he dove for him and Creighton kept his feet to run the remaining distance to the goal line. Nevers kicked the goal for an extra point and the Cardinals led, 7 to 0. The Packers scored before the second quarter was three minutes old. Nevers was down on his own 20 yard line in the mud, and backed up quickly to try a quick kick. Before he could get the kick off, Stahlman charged in on him, blocking the punt and knocking the ball to the right and into the hands of Tom Nash who galloped unmolested 15 yards for a touchdown. Molenda and Dunn were back to try a placement with Molenda holding the ball. The pass from Barragar was low and wide and Dunn had to pick up the ball and run. Before he could advance or throw a pass, Creighton and Glasgow broke through and downed him. Later in the second quarter, the Packers opened up with a running and passing game that carried them deep into Cardinal territory but they lacked the punch to push the ball across the goal. After an exchange of punts, Molenda started banging the Cardinal line, ripping through for two 11 yard gains on spinner plays to put the ball on the Cardinal 25 yard line. Blood was smeared on a wide end run but Molenda passed to Dunn for an eight yard gain. He passed again to Blood but it was incomplete. Molenda then shot a pass intended for Dilweg but Nevers and Hill blocked Lavvie out of the play, so the umpire ruled interference, giving the ball to the Packers on the 15 yard line. Bruder juggled on a bad pass from center and lost 15 yards on the next play. Dunn's pass to Blood was knocked down by the speedy McNally and on the next play Hill intercepted a pass by Molenda to bring the ball to the 31 yard line before he was downed.
NASH CATCHES BALL
After Nevers had punted out, Blood tossed a pass to Nash from punt formation and big Tom weaved and ran 35 yards to the Cardinals' 35 yard line where McNally caught up to him from behind and saved the day. Molenda spun through center for four yards and then passed to Dunn for a first down on the Card 25 yard mark, but again the Cards stiffened and pushed back the Packers. Dunn's pass to Dilweg was knocked down and Dunn lost seven yards when McNally again broke through the line. Two other plays failed to gain and the Cards took the ball on downs. The quarter ended shortly thereafter. In the third quarter the Cardinals smashed from midfield to another touchdown, mixing forward passes, laterals and line bucks. Belden and Nevers picked up 11 yards on three tries at the line. Nevers, Rose and Belden continued to advance, using triple and double pass plays to good advantage to bring the ball down to the 14 yard mark. The last run in the series was by Belden on a triple pass play, good for 15 yards around right tackle before Wilson caught the ball carrier. Nevers on a cutback to the weak side went seven yards then made it a first down on the three yard mark. He lost two yards when Mike and Hubbard broke in, but Rose on a double pass play drove hard over his left tackle for a touchdown and Nevers kicked the goal for an extra point. The Packers tried the air again as the fourth period started but the Cards were equal to the occasion and stopped the first attack. Rogge, Cardinal end, played a prominent part in turning the Packer attack to the Cardinals' advantage when he intercepted a Green Bay pass on his own 38 yard line and raced 50 yards through a broken field before he was caught from behind by Johnny Blood. Johnny had to overtake Rogge after the end had a ten yard start but he made it, pulling him down on the 12 yard line.
LATERAL TO HOLMER
A lateral to Holmer picked up two yards but two passes were knocked down by Bay backs and the Cards drew a penalty. On the fourth down, Nevers threw a pass over center to Chuck Kassel. The Card end pulled the ball out of the hands of two Packer men and fell over the goal for a touchdown. Nevers kicked for the extra point, booting the ball not only over the goal posts but out of the park and it never came back. Another ball had to be thrown in. Bruder and Blood did some good ball toting after this score, cracking the line for two first downs to go into Cardinal territory. Bruder then cracked the right side of the line, got free and kept on going about 20 yards before he slipped and fell along the sidelines within the 20-yard mark. Two line plays and a like number of passes that failed gave the ball to the Cardinals, however, and they punted out. After the kick out, the Packers did some great work and went from midfield to score. Saunders passed to Blood for five yards and then Dunn threw the ball to Bruder who made a great catch on the Cardinal 25 yard line. Another pass was incomplete, but Dunn tried again, throwing to Blood who dragged down the ball and smashed ahead to the seven yard line. A five-yard Card penalty helped the Bays and Bruder in two dives smashed over for a touchdown. Dunn kicked for the extra point and the game ended a few minutes later.
GREEN BAY -  0  6  0  7 - 13
CHI CARDS -  7  0  7  7 - 21
1st - CHI - Creighton, 24-yard pass from Ernie Nevers (Nevers kick) CARDS 7-0
2nd - GB - Nash, blocked punt recovery (Dunn run failed) CHICAGO CARDINALS 7-6
3rd - CHI - Rose, 5-yard run (Nevers kick) CHICAGO CARDINALS 14-6
4th - CHI - Kassell, 13-yard pass from Nevers (Nevers kick) CARDINALS 21-6
4th - GB - Bruder, 1-yard run (Dunn kick) CHICAGO CARDINALS 21-13
NEWS AND NOTES
PACKERS CRUCIAL ROAD TRIP WILL START THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 17 (Green Bay) - Packer footballmen started work this morning with a chalk talk in preparation for their game with the Giants in New York Sunday. This is the first contest of a crucial eastern trip on which the Green Bay gridders will either "make or break" in their dash for a third straight National league pennant. Following the game in New York Sunday, the Packers will play in Providence on Thanksgiving Day. On Sunday, Nov. 29, Green Bay is to meet the Dodgers in Brooklyn and Dec. 6 the champions will tangle with their ancient rivals, the Bears, at Wrigley field, Chicago. It is a tough assignment for any team...IN GOOD SHAPE: The Packers came out of the Cardinal upset in good shape but their pride took a jolt and its likely to be a different story against New York. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau wasn't satisfied with the blocking, charging and pass defense against the Cards but he has every reason to believe the performance against the New Yorkers will be something else again. Only two more drills at home are scheduled for the Packers. Tomorrow they will work at least two hours and Thursday morning they will run through a short workout before boarding a special Milwaukee road parlor car for Chicago at 12:30 p.m. The Packers are scheduled to reach Chicago at 5:45 and 15 minutes later the team will be aboard one of the Pennsylvania's crack trains in a special Pullman heading for New York. The quick jump in Chicago won't be so difficult, however, as both the Milwaukee road and Pennsylvania use the Union station...REACH N.Y. FRIDAY: The national champions will arrive in New York about 3:30 p.m., Friday. During their stay in New York, the Bays will headquarter at the Lincoln hotel as they have for the past several years. In a recent letter to L.H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Football corporation, Tim Mara, owner of the New York Giants, predicted that the Packers would draw the largest crowd that ever witnessed professional football in the metropolis. Incidentally Mr. Mara added that Al Smith, Mayor Jimmy Walker and many other prominent civic personages had already ordered box seats for the Packer game. Although not officially notified as yet, officials of the Football corporation fell certain that President Joe F. Carr of the National league will assign Bobby Cahn as one of the officials. Cahn, who is a district sales manager for a Chicago trunk manufacturer, was switched to New York last June and has been handling some of the important professional games along the Atlantic seaboard. Tommy Hughitt, the Thorp brothers, John Reardon and Frank O'Neill are also listed among the officiating possibilities.
SCORING RACE IN PRO GRID LOOP LIGHTENS
NOVEMBER 17 (Columbus) - The race for National professional football league scoring honors tightened as a result of weekend games, although the leading position still remains a tie between Earl Clark, Portsmouth, and John Blood, Green Bay, statistics released by President Joe F. Carr revealed. The advantage of the two leaders has been threatened by advancing stars, as three outstanding players moved into striking distance of first position. Presnell of Portsmouth added two extra points to his total, and remains in third place, one point ahead of Ernie Nevers, Cardinal all-American, who kicked three extra points and gained a long notch on his nearest rival. Ken Strong, Stapleton ace, picked up another touchdown and moved into fifth place behind Nevers, with 31 points...MCKALIP TIED FOR TENTH: The only other material gain was made by McKalip of Portsmouth, who added two touchdowns as a result of the Spartans' games, and pushed himself from a point low in the scoring race to a tie for tenth place in the standings. Other National league stars who added to their totals by scoring single touchdowns were Johnsos, Bears; Creighton, Cardinals; Woodruff, Providence; R. Clark, Cleveland; Kassell, Cardinals, and Bruder, Green Bay. Several new players broke into the scoring column as a result of the league's most recent games. Alford of Portsmouth scored two touchdowns and stepped into a position well up in the standings, while lone touchdowns were scored by Rose, Cardinals; Nash, Green Bay; Garland Grange, Bears; Friedman, New York, and MacLean, Stapleton. Joseph (Red) Dunn, veteran Packer quarterback, added a single point to his scoring total by an extra kick in the Green Bay-Cardinal game...17 BAYS HAVE SCORED: Seventeen Green Bay players have scored since the start of the season. Other teams are represented as follows: New York, 10; Portsmouth and Bears, seven each; Providence, six; Cardinals and Brooklyn, five each; Stapleton and Cleveland, four each; Philadelphia, three.
Chicago Cardinals (3-3) 21, Green Bay Packers (9-1) 13
​Sunday November 15th 1931 (at Chicago)
PACKER PARTY OF 30 TO LEAVE FOR GOTHAM TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 18 (Green Bay) - A large crowd of Packer fans probably will be at the Milwaukee Road station
Thursday noon to give Coach E.L. Lambeau and his players a rousing sendoff as they leave for New York and other points east on a football excursion which will decide whether Green Bay wins the postgraduate football title for the third season in a row. The train for Chicago leaves at 12:30 p.m.with the following members of the Packer squad in the special parlor car:
Coach Lambeau, Tom Nash, Dick Stahlman, Elmer
Sleight, Cal Hubbard, Milt Gantenbein, Lavvie Dilweg,
Mike Michalske, Jim Bowdoin, Whitey Woodin, Jugger
Earpe, Nate Barragar, Waldo Don Carlos, Joseph (Red)
Dunn, Paul Fitzgibbons, Roger Grove, Verne Lewellen,
Arnold Herber, Wuert Englemann, Fay (Mule) Wilson,
Russell Saunders, Hurdis McCrary, Bo Molenda, Hank
Bruder and Johnny Blood. Treasurer C.J. O'Connor, Bud
Jorgenson, property man, and G.W. Calhoun, secretary,
will also make the trip...MEETS TEAM IN CHICAGO: L.
H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Football
corporation, will join the team in Chicago while Rudy
Comstock will get on the train at Crestline. O. Rudy 
made a hurried trip to his home in Alliance, Ohio with
his wife and baby boy just a few hours ahead of the
regular Packer movement. The schedule for the Bays'
jaunt through the East calls for the champions to reach
New York Friday afternoon at 3:50. The team will stop
at the Lincoln hotel. The Packers will leave New York
for Providence, Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 1:50 p.m. This
will bring them to the Steamroller community on
Wednesday evening about 3 o'clock. The team will stop
at the Biltmore...IN PROVIDENCE THANKSGIVING
DAY: The Green Bay gridders will leave Providence at
11:50 p.m., Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day) on the return
trip to New York. Arriving back in Gotham, the Packers
will again put up at the Lincoln hotel over Sunday, Nov.
29, when they play the Brooklyn Dodgers. Monday
afternoon, the team departs for Atlantic City at 3 p.m.
The Bays will reach the shore in time for supper and the
squad is to headquarter at the Seaside hotel. The Bays
will remain in Atlantic City until Friday afternoon when
they journey to Philadelphia and board the Liberty
Limited, a crack Pennsylvania train, which will bring the
team into Chicago Saturday morning and the Bays will
again stop at the Knickerbocker hotel over Sunday for
the game with the Bears.
DIRECTORS TO MEET
NOVEMBER 18 (Green Bay) - A meeting of the Green
Bay Football corporation board of directors will be held
tonight at The Press-Gazette at 7:45. Some important matters are to be discussed and President Leland H.
Joannes urges all members of the board to be present.
SORT OF HOMECOMING
NOVEMBER 18 (New York) - When the Green Bay Packers, fighting to retain their lead in the National professional league standings, invade the Polo grounds Sunday afternoon to meet the New York Giants, the occasion will be in the nature of a homecoming for several Green Bay players. Three veteran linemen and one of the Bays' star backs formerly played with the Giants, which means there will be four men on the field who will attempt to insert an element of reverse English into the New York celebration. Fay (Mule) Wilson, halfback; Richard (Dick) Stahlman, Cal Hubbard, tackles; and Rudy Comstock, guard, are the Packers who rate as "alumni" of the New York Giants, but who will be working to upset the pennant hopes of their "alma mater". Another Green Bay angle will enter the picture, in that Richard (Red) Smith, one time Packer star, will represent New York against Green Bay, holding down his usual backfield post for the Giants. Smith is a product of Combined Locks, near Kaukauna, Wis., and now is coaching at Seton Hall, an eastern academy. Three times in the past have the Packers invaded the Polo grounds, and they hold a slight victory edge over the Giants. In 1928 Green Bay won a hard fought 7 to 0 victory, but the following year, when the Packers were undefeated, they romped to a 20 to 6 win over their formidable rivals. Last year Green Bay was dumped at New York in a game which nearly cost a pennant, 13 to 6.
PACKERS, WITH RECORD OF 40 WINS, 4 DEFEATS PLAY EASTERN TEAMS
NOVEMBER 18 (Green Bay) - There are football teams and football teams - but a professional team from a comparatively small city in Wisconsin has won the championship of the National Professional Football League for two successive years, and has only been defeated four times in 44 games. The four games the Green Bay Packers lost were against the New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cardinals twice. In twice, and the Chicago Bears, led by Red Grange, three times. The Packers were the only team in the history of the National "Pro" League to win the championship two successive times. The Packers have played and won nine out of ten games this season. They left Green Bay the other day for an extensive road trip through the east. They are scheduled to play pro league teams in New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Portsmouth, O. They will be on the road four weeks, but the Green Bay and Wisconsin pro football fans are confident that when they return here they will have another national championship in their duffle bags. The Packers are coached by Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, a football pupil of Rockne and a halfback running mate of George Gipp. Heartley Anderson, present Notre Dame coach, was a lineman on that team. Lambeau is a Green Bay boy. When the season ends early in December, Lambeau immediately begins building for the following season, and looks over the field of pro prospects - men who will graduate the following June. Coach Lambeau has the knack of taking players cast off by other pro teams and making stars out of them; he also can take some player from a secondary school and groom him to compete with the best in the country. The Packers' personnel changes from year to year. Every fall sees from five to six new faces in the squad. This year the Packers have such newcomers as Hank Bruder, star Northwestern back last year; Russell Saunders, All-America halfback at Southern California in 1929; Frank Baker, All-America end at Northwestern in 1930; Roger Grove, star quarterback from Michigan State; Milton Gantenbein of La Crosse, Wis., captain and All-Conference end on the Wisconsin varsity last year, and Waldo E. Don Carlos, center at Drake in 1930. Reputations earned in college mean nothing to the paid gridders. They take great delight in tossing some highly press-agented All-America chap for a loss. One of the best pro backfield prospects in years as far as the Packers are concerned is Saunders. Saunders, who ran through the whole Notre Dame team for 95 yards in that historic Chicago game in 1929, is not only a shifty runner, but a smart defensive player and has won a home here. The Packer players come from 20 different college and universities. When they come to Green Bay they are taught a modified Notre Dame system of football and so far it has been almost unstoppable. The squad has 10 All-America players on it. They include Red Sleight, Purdue, '29; Cal Hubbard, Geneva, '25; Lavvie Dilweg, Marquette, '28; Frank Baker, Northwestern, '30; Russell Saunders, Southern California, '29; Nate Barrager, Southern California, '29; Tom Nash, Georgia, '27; Hurdis McCrary, Georgia, '28, and Red Dunn, Marquette, '26. The Packer games, played at City Stadium here, attract from 10,000 to 16,000 fans from all over Wisconsin and upper Michigan. For the Bear game, early this season, the stadium was sold out and 5,000 requests for tickets were returned. The Green Bay Football Corporation owns the Packers. The corporation, a non-profit organization, is composed of Green Bay citizens. They come from all walks of life - barbers, railroad brakemen and conductors, machinists, paper mill workers, physicians and surgeons, dentists and lawyers. The affairs of the club are administered by a board of directors elected each year by the stockholders. The president is usually some leading business or professional man, who serves without pay. If there are any profits at the end of the season, part is turned over to the American Legion, part of it is put back into the stadium, which was built with pro football profits and which the high school teams use, and part is put into the club treasury for use on a "rainy day".
PACKERS LEAVE ON TRIP EAST; 200 AT STATION
NOVEMBER 19 (Green Bay) - With the music of the Green Bay Legion band and cheers on an enthusiastic crowd of 200 ringing in their ears, the Green bay Packer football squad pulled out of the Milwaukee road station here shortly after noon today, headed for New York, where Sunday they meet the Giants in the first game of three on an eastern invasion. The championship hopes of the Packers will hinge on the eastern trip. Victories in the three games are needed to keep them on top in the race for a third 
GIANTS PREPARED TO MEET BAYS IN LEAGUE CONTEST
NOVEMBER 21 (New York) - A scattered crowd of interested spectators gathered at DeWitt Clinton high school football field this morning to watch a squad of husky invaders from west of the Allegheny mountains trot through practice paces, preparatory to meeting the New York Giants, National professional football league team, at the Polo grounds Sunday afternoon. The visitors were the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin's bid for titular honors, who have won the league championship during the past two years and who are said to be making another determined bid for the crown this season. If the size of the Packers may be taken as an indication, Benny Friedman and his mates are due for plenty of stiff opposition tomorrow. The big men from Green Bay not only carry all the weight in the world; they appear fast and shifty on their feet. The Packers carry a hefty set of linemen, headed by such former college stars as August Michalske, Penn State; Dick Stahlman, Chicago; and Lavvie Dilweg, Marquette, all old visitors to the Giants' stadium...POISON IN BACKFIELD: As visitors at the Clinton stadium could see this morning, the Bays appear to have poison in the backfield. John Blood, a husky halfback; Wuert Englemann,termed the "South Dakota jackrabbit"; Fay Wilson, one time Giant luminary; and Henry Bruder, pounding back of Northwestern, head the halfback assignments. Then there is a sturdy individual by the name of Molenda, whom the Packers were working extensively on a combination of spinner plays; Hurdis McCrary, former Georgia star; and Russ Saunders, diminutive ace of the University of Southern California. Joseph Dunn, Marquette; Roger Grove, Michigan State; and Paul Fitzgibbob, Creighton, comprise the quarter detachment. Dunn was used in an advisory capacity today, while Fitzgibbon and Grove alternated at handling the two Packer elevens...SMITH ON HAND: The only change in the lineups which has been announced is that former Governor Alfred E. Smith will be inserted in a sideline box seat, where he can witness his favorite sport, professional football. New York papers this morning declared that Smith will be present when the opening whistle blows for what has been heralded in Manhattan as "the best football game of the year". As far as spectators and press representatives could note this morning, the Packers
are in class "A" condition. Although they were trimmed
smartly by the Chicago Cardinals last week, they gave
no indication of being a beaten aggregation, and hurried
through their signals with plenty of dash and pep. Out at
the Polo grounds, Benny Friedman and the New York
Giants stepped through their final paces in preparation
for the game, a defeat in which is apt to sound the knell
of either team's title hopes.
PACKERS HOLD FINAL WORKOUT
NOVEMBER 21 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers
arrived here Friday night and Saturday staged their final
workout in preparation for the crucial New York Giants
game here Sunday when the National league leadership
will be at stake. A year ago the Giants upset the Bays
here, 13 to 6, and would have won the title but for two 1-
point defeats after the victory over Green Bay. Every one
of the Giants is ready for the Packers, even Johnny
Kitzmiller whose ankle was hurt in the Bears game last
week. They will all be needed for the Wisconsin array,
two-year champions, have what is termed the greatest
line in football, with every man a former All-America
college star. In addition the Packers have football's
greatest kicker in Verne Lewellen, and other great ball
carriers in Bo Molenda, Johnny Blood, Hurd McCrary,
Hank Bruder, Russ Saunders, Wuert Englemann and
Red Dunn. Mule Wilson, Rudy Comstock and Dick
Stahlman, all former Giant players, are seeking revenge
for their release from the Mara outfit, which guarantees
a spirited game.
PACKERS MAY PLAY CHARITY GRID GAME
NOVEMBER 21 (Milwaukee) - The unemployment
committee of the common council will decide Monday
whether the city will promote a charity football game
here December 13 between the Green Bay Packers and
the Portsmouth Spartans. The game would be played in
Marquette Stadium, under tentative plans said to have
been agreed upon by representatives of both teams.
Green Bay is leading the national professional league
and Portsmouth holds second place in the standings.
RECORD PRO LEAGUE CROWD TO SEE PACKERS
IN NEW YORK SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 22 (New York) - With high hopes of
reversing the decision of their first meeting in Green Bay
a month ago, the New York Giants meet Green Bay's
mighty Packers here Sunday afternoon in a game that
will probably set an all-time professional league
attendance mark. Close to 35,000 fans saw the Giants beat the Packers at the Polo Grounds here a year ago in a game that had all the eastern newspapers raving about the sparkling play of both teams. Close to 45,000 are expected at Sunday's game if the weather is clear. The Packers knocked off the Giants in their first meeting of the home and home series this season, 27 to 7, but at the time New York was not at all full strength. The Giants did not have Benny Friedman in that game. Sunday, however, Friedman, who was an assistant coach at Yale for a part of the season, will be back in his familiar role of passer, plunger and punter. His presence in the lineup, Giant fans figure, adds at least 50 percent to the team's effectiveness. Although the Giants have only an outside chance to figure in the championship fight as the race draws to a close, they showed just how strong they are and what kind of a battle they intend to give the Packers by holding the Chicago Bears to a one-touchdown victory a week ago. The Packers arrived in town Friday, still smarting from the licking they took from Ernie Nevers and the Chicago Cardinals a week ago. They were determined to score a victory Sunday. Anything less than this will make the fight for first place a wide open affair, with several teams having a chance for the gonfalon.
National league crown. The team is in good shape for the trip. Lewellen, who has been out with an injured shoulder, may not be able to play Sunday but he will be ready for the Thanksgiving day game at Providence. All of the others are in perfect condition. As the squad pulled out, they were grumbling a bit about the officials selected by President Joe F. Carr of the National loop, for the game in New York. The officials are: Referee, Tom Thorpe, Columbia; Umpire, Major C.A. Mumma, West Point; Field Judge James C. Tewhill, Fordham, and Head Linesman, John Reardon, New York...THORP IS O.K.: The Packers are well satisfied with Thorp. He handled the Bays' game in Stapleton last fall and turned in a good job. Major Mumma formerly worked in the Western Conference and he was the center of a dispute in a Michigan-Wisconsin game some years back. Tewhill has been working in the National league but he has never handled any Packer games. John Reardon, the head linesman, is the official who has started the Packers growling. He worked on the sticks in the game last year in New York and several of his decisions, particularly on goal line rushes, looked very much off color to the Packer players and followers. President Carr had been requested by the Packer management not to assign Reardon to the New York game but evidently the league executive had a mind of his own on the matter...WILL TALK TO REARDON: There is little the Football corporation can do about the selection of Reardon as President Carr rules supreme in the choice of officials. However, a telegraphic protest has been filed with the league president and Coach E.L. Lambeau promises to have a "heart to heart" talk with Reardon before the whistle blows Sunday for the game at the Polo grounds. In point scoring, the Packers have quite an edge on the Giants. The Bays have counted 226 in ten contests while the Giants have chalked up 94 in nine games. The Packers have held their opponents to 63 points while 65 have been marked up against the New Yorkers.
PACKERS HEAD EASTWARD FOR GAME AT N.Y.
NOVEMBER 20 (Altoona, PA) - Such a thing as the famous "horseshoe curve" on the Pennsylvania railroad line doesn't mean much to the Packer football squad as the majority of the players stayed in their berths as the train went around the "U" about 8 o'clock this morning. However, Bud Jorgenson, the Packers' property man, who has made this eastern trip about a half dozen times, personally conducted a few of the early risers back int the observation car and looked things over on the great bend before coming to Altoona...NOT TOO EXCITING: The trip so far has not been over exciting. There was no hitch on train connections in Chicago despite the fact that the Packers only had 15 minutes to spare. The Milwaukee train arrived on time and the players hustled across the union station and boarded the crack Pennsylvania train which is scheduled to arrive in New York this afternoon at 3:50. From the speed it picked up during the night, the Limited should reach Gotham ahead of time. On arriving in New York, the players will go immediately to the Lincoln hotel where the Packer squad will stop during its stay in the metropolis. No practice is planned for this afternoon but Coach E.L. Lambeau will have the team out bright and early Saturday morning. Arrangements have been made to drill at the Dewitt Clinton high school field. This is the same practice gridiron the Bays have worked out on during their last two excursions to New York...PLAY FROM PACKERS: There are a couple of football games in New York Saturday afternoon which will get a play from the Packer players. Cal Hubbard will head a delegation at the Columbia-Syracuse tilt at Baker field. Hubbard is a personal friend of Lou Little, the Columbia coach, and he figures he can crash the gate with a half dozen cohorts. Some of the other Packers are going to see Major Frank Cavanaugh's Fordham Rams attempt to put Bucknell all over the lot. This game will be staged at the Yankee stadium. Fordham may have a job on its hands as last Saturday Bucknell triumphed over Washington and Jefferson, 10 to 6. Two weeks ago, the Presidents have Marquette quite a battle.