(NEW YORK) - The Green Bay Packers dropped their first game of the season at the Polo grounds Sunday
afternoon when they were taken into camp by the fighting New York Giants, 6 to 0, before a crowd which approximated some 17,000. It was a fighting Giant outfit. Evidently, Steve Owen's crew were mud horses because they slashed around in the mucky going like
one Whitey Woodin's Fords going up the hill in Bairo's
Creek. The New York club battled for every inch and 
they outcharged the Packer linemen who all season 
has mopped out every set of forwards they have faced.
The Packers were off color. Maybe they had rubbed all
week to much with old man over-confidence. The New
York papers, some 22 of them, had played the Packers
to the skies and it is quite possible that some of the
players figured that they could win without bearing 
down. However, they have learned their lesson and it 
will probably be a different story when Benny Friedman
and company are encountered at Ebbets field next
It was a grueling battle all the way. Both teams were
out to win at any costs and how they did battle. There
was a bit of grudge mixed in the affair, too. Bo Molenda
and Jim Bowdoin were in the midst of the excitement 
all the time and they were urging their mates on at 
every opportunity. Moledna played a whale of a game.
Bowdoin was also very much in the picture but he didn't
cause the Bays as much trouble as Bo. Tom Nash was
badly cracked and he is apt to be out of the ball game
for the rest of the season. Nash has a couple of broken
ribs and there is the possibility that one of his longs is a
bit hurt. It was a beautiful game all the way around. The
setting was ideal. As was expected in the metropolitan
city, the spectators gave the visiting club an even break.
When the Packers ran on the field, they were given as
big a hand as the Giants. After the Packers kicked off
in the first quarter it was nip and ruck for the first few
minutes of the quarter. Cagle, who was a false alarm in
Green Bay, was here, there and everywhere on the New
York attack. It just seemed as if the former West Point
star was getting even for what he didn't do at the Bay.
A pass from McBride to Flaherty gained 20 yards for a
first down. This put the ball back in Packer territory. Old
Jack McBride was thrown for a half yard loss by Red
Bultman. Then the Giants attempted a forward pass and
Roger Grove intercepted and ran it back to the 17 yard
line, with Gantenbein taking out a couple of the Giants.
This was the first Packer spurt and it enthused the 
After several skirmishes, Herber kicked to the Giants'
45 yard line. Cagle was dumped on the play and time
was out. After an exchange of punts, the Bays started
again and chalked up another first down. Herber then
kicked out on the Giants' 31 yard line. Then followed
one of the breaks of the game, when the Packers were
penalized fifteen yards for holding. Then followed an
exchange of punts. There were several substitutions on
the Packer side, Earpe going in for Bultman at center
and Blood for Bruder. Grant replaced Owen for the
Giants. Grove took McBride's punt on his own 30 yard
line as the quarter ended. Starting the second quarter
Herber kicked out on the Giant 32 yard line but it was
recalled, both sides being offside. Hinkle got ten yards
and a first down on the Packers' 44 yard line. After
Blood had taken Herber's short flat pass for fifteen yards
on the Giants' 41 yard line, McBride intercepted a pass
from Herber on his own 20. Then followed several
exchanges of kicks, with both clubs smashing in to the
Finally Grove caught Flaherty's kick on his own 35 yard
line. Blood grabbed a pass from Herber and advanced
14 yards, fumbling when tackled by Stahlman recovered
for another five yard gain. Hinkle finally kicked out of
bounds on the Giant 12 yard line. After an exchange of
kicks and several fumbles, it was the Giants' ball on the
35 yard line. Burnett gained six yards on a pass from
McBride. On this play Cal Hubbard was replaced by
Perry. Twice the Packers, with a brilliant stand, stopped
the Giant offensive. Then McBride passed to Flaherty,
who was uncovered under the Packer goal post, and the
Giant score was 6 to 0 as Molenda failed at the try for 
the extra point. The Giants kicked off and there was no
further scoring in the half. The Giants kicked off at the
start of the second half. Molenda booted to Hinkle, who
ran fifteen yards to his own 30 yard line. The Packers
chalked up a first down but Herber fumbled after two
plays and Badgro recovered for the Giants. The Giants
failed to gain and Flaherty punted to Herber, who was
downed on his own 20 yard line. The Giant line was
crashing in and Herber's pass was intercepted by Bo
Molenda on the Bays' 30 yard line. The Giants took to
the air but couldn't gain and Flaherty kicked out of bounds on the 12 yard marker. The Packers still found the going tough and Herber finally booted to Moran on the 48 yard stripe. The Giants clicked off a first down but couldn't gain and returned the kick. Herber returned the kick soon after and Nash and Moran were hurt on the play. Gantenbein replaced Nash. Flaherty punted to Herber and he ran back to Green Bay's 20 when time was called for the quarter.
On the starting play of the fourth quarter, Herber went around left end for 15 yards. Two passes were grounded, then Hinkle kicked 65 yards to the Giants' 10 yard line. Then the Giants punted back and finally after an exchange Flaherty booted to the Packer 30 yard line. After Badgro had thrown Herber for a ten yard loss, Hinkle booted to the Giants' 30 yard stripe. Then came a couple of fumbles and the Packers regained the ball on their 40 yard line. Bruder replaced Grove and the Packers came through with a first down. Herber passed to Blood and it was the Packers' ball on the Giant 27 yard line. Herber made four yards. Cal Hubbard replaced Perry. Bruder made a yard, then lost six when Badgro broke through. Herber's pass to Blood was grounded, and the Packers' hope of an undefeated season blew up as the Giants took the ball on their own 24 yard line. For the remainder of the game the Giants dodged every time they got the ball and played it safe. After three short rushes they would generally kick and the Packer passes were of little avail. As this game was called Blood took a pass from the Giants on the 45 yard line.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 -  0
NEW YORK  -  0  6  0  0 -  6
2nd - NY - Ray Flaherty, 33-yard pass from Jack McBride (Molenda kick failed) NEW YORK 6-0
NOVEMBER 22 (New York) - The Packers resumed their practice sessions this morning at DeWitt Clinton field and, with the exception of Tom Nash and Nate Barrager, all hands were on deck for the workout. Barrager is recovering fast and may be in shape to battle against Stapleton, although it is likely that Coach E.L. Lambeau will keep him on the sidelines until the
contest in Portsmouth on Dec. 4. Nash is through for 
the season. New York seems to be the jinx spot for the
lanky Georgian. Tom is a patient at the Mercy hospital
on Forty Second-st. He is in pretty bad shape, as his
fractured ribs are extremely painful..GETS BEST CARE:
The Packer wing is getting the best of medical care,
however and all the players are taking turns visiting him.
There is no question but that the Bays, individually and
collectively, are disgruntled over their exhibition against
the Giants. It is one of the those things that is hard to
explain with a football team. There was a letdown and 
the team simply could not get up steam. On the other
hand the Giants were hot and Steve Owen's outfit made
the best of every Green Bay miscue. Several costly
fumbles nipped promising Packer rallies and it just
seemed that it wasn't in the books for the champions to
triumph. The Gotham papers termed the Giant success
one of the startling upsets of the 1932 season. Nearly
all of the sportwriters unloosened a few superlatives in
describing Herber's work and tribute was also paid to
Clark Hinkle, Mike Michalske, Joe Zeller and Dick
Stahlman, the other "sixty minute" men in the Green 
Bay lineup. One of the New York scribes said it was the
best thing for the pro league that Green Bay was taken
into camp by the Giants, as it made the race all the
closer and tended to create more interest as the clubs
spurted down the last lap toward Pennantville...POINT
TO BIG GAME: Another writer ventured the opinion that
the football game of the year would be played in the city
of Portsmouth, Ohio, a week from Sunday, when the
Bays tangle with the Spartans. The Bays are praying
for a dry gridiron at Ebbets field in Brooklyn on Turkey
day. The Dodgers' gridiron isn't any too fast at it best
and if it should be mucky like the Polo grounds, the
National champs will have to perform under another
handicap. The muddy going certainly wrecked the Bays'
offensive against Tim Mara's pets. From all indications,
the Packers will play before another good sized crowd
in Brooklyn Thursday. The game has been extensively
advertised and Michael Dwyer, who backs Friedman's
tribe, is going the limit to get the fans out to the ball
park. The Giants will be over at Stapleton in their annual
Thanksgiving day struggle, thus leaving the Packer-Dodger game the main gridiron attraction in the big city. Coach Lambeau is confident that his team will stage a brilliant comeback on Thursday, although he is fearful of an ever increasing hospital list and also the handicap of a muddy gridiron...RETURN TO FORM: "I am sure the Packers will show their real class on Thursday," said the Green Bay pilot. "We had one of those letdowns that comes to every winning club and the reversal should only spur our players on to great efforts for the remainder of the season. If we had got any breaks at all against the Giants, it probably would have been a different story, but there is no use crying over spilled milk. If we can shake off the injury jinx and get some dry gridirons for 
NOVEMBER 22 (Green Bay) - Dutch Clark, Portsmouth quarterback, boosted his scoring lead in the National league over the weekend with a field goal and an extra point to run his season's record to 41. Red Grange of the Chicago Bears, by adding a touchdown to his record, is now alone in second place with 36 points. Campiglio of Stapleton ran wild through the ranks of the Cardinals and added two touchdowns to his one tallied earlier in the season. His record of three touchdowns for 18 points sets him up quite a few notches from the rather modest position in the scoring column he held last week...GROVE HEADS PACKERS: Individual Packer players were unable to register advancement Sunday, as the team was held scoreless by New York. The Bay scoring list is topped by Roger Grove, quarterback, who has scored three touchdowns and kicked three extra points for a 21-point total. He holds undisputed sixth place in the National league list.
NOVEMBER 22 (Green Bay) - Out of the scramble of the National league standings which may be expected over the coming weekend, any one of three top teams may emerge on top of the heap, statistics involving the games Thanksgiving day and Sunday, Nov. 27, reveal. Next Monday morning, when the smoke from a variety of gridiron battles have cleared away, either the Green Bay Packers, Portsmouth Spartans or Chicago Bears will be roosting in first position, secure of the league leadership for at least seven days, and perhaps longer...FACE CRUCIAL GAMES: The Packers face two crucial games in the east, against Brooklyn and Stapleton, before they turn westward to meet the threats offered by Portsmouth and the Bears. If the Packers split the Stapleton-Brooklyn combination, winning one and losing one; if the Bears defeat the Cardinals Thanksgiving day and then lose to Portsmouth Sunday, the standings will be as follows:
            W  L  .PCT
Portsmouth  6  1  .857 
Green Bay   9  2  .818
Bears       4  2  .667
There is a possibility however that the Packers may lose both of their remaining games in the east. If this happens, and the Spartans should happen to lose to the Bears, then the Chicago team would leap into first place over both opponents, assuming that the Cardinals are defeated Thursday. Then the standings would read:
            W  L  .PCT
Bears       5  1  .833
Green Bay   8  3  .727
Portsmouth  5  2  .714
Turning to more pleasant possibilities, however, it may be seen that a double victory by Green Bay over Brooklyn and Stapleton will entrench the Packers more firmly in first place. If this should happen, coupled with a Bear victory over the Cardinals and a Spartan win from the Bears, the standings would read as follows:
            W  L  .PCT
Green Bay  10  1  .909
Portsmouth  6  1  .857
Bears       4  2  .667
The Bears are given more than an outside chance to trip Portsmouth next Sunday, even after their Thanksgiving day game with the Cards. If the Chicagoans do upset the Spartans, they will step into second place. This possibility, together with a pair of victories for the Packers Thursday and Sunday, would leave the standings thus tangled:
            W  L  .PCT
Green Bay  10  1  .909
Bears       5  1  .833
Portsmouth  5  2  .714
It's still anybody's pennant.
New York Giants (3-5-1) 6, Green Bay Packers (8-1-1) 0
​Sunday November 20th 1932 (at New York)
NOVEMBER 21 (Green Bay) - It isn't often that a 
linemen leads a powerful eleven in scoring, but Green
Bay Packer fans well remember one season, in 1923,
when Howard (Cub) Buck of the Green Bay northwest
championship team turned the trick. Statistics reveal
that the giant line star scored 21 points in league
contest for the Packers that year to edge out Charlie Mathys and Curly Lambeau for high scoring honors. Lambeau had led the team for the two previous seasons. Buck piled up his total by kicking five points after touchdown and six goals from the field, back in the days when field goal booting was regarded as a popular means of scoring, and the famed Packer passing attack was in its infancy...BASING GOES OVER: Myrt Basing, late of Lawrence college, counted two touchdowns in the opening league game against the Minneapolis Marines, which the Bays won, 12 to 0. There were 3,008 fans on hand for the contest - an overflow crowd. The Packers followed this triumph by tying St. Louis, nothing to nothing, and losing to the Bears, 3 to 0, on Joie Sternaman's field goal. Wheeler got a touchdown, Buck kicked the extra point and also a field goal as the Bays trounced the Milwaukee Badgers, 12 to 0. The other two points were made on a safety. But the Packers then ran into a snag, being completely outclassed by Racine, 23 to 3. The three points came on Buck's field goal. Another goal by the dependable Buck gave the Packers an edge over St. Louis, 3 to 0, after which they defeated Racine, 16 to 0, on touchdowns by Lambeau and Mills, Buck's field goal and an extra point by the same kicker. On Nov. 8, 1923, the Bays downed Milwaukee, 10 to 7, Lambeau getting the touchdown and Buck both the kicks...CLAIM NORTHWEST TITLE: When the Packers followed this victory with a win over the Duluth Kellys, they claimed the "championship of the northwest" - something of a mythical title, but one illustrating the team's progress. The score was 10 to 0. Mills got the touchdown, while Buck booted the extra point and a field goal. On Thanksgiving day the triumphant Packers closed their season with a one-sided victory over Hammond, 19 to 0. Touchdowns were made by Mathys, Mills and Lambeau, and of course Buck got the extra point.
NOVEMBER 21 (Brooklyn) - Has the Green Bay bubble, most glamorous of all "unbeatable" buildups in this professional football league, burst as last? The Packers looked far from a super team as the Giants beat them, 6 to 0, for the first time this season yesterday. But that is only a part of the plot, for that game was only the start of the toughest part of the Packer schedule, and a continued decline from now on will easily rob them within a fortnight of the championship, which they have clung on to for three years now. Green Bay plays at Ebbets Field Thursday, Staten Island Sunday, Portsmouth a week from then and, finally, the Chicago Bears on Dec. 3. The Packers are the "marked" team in the circuit. Everybody has been trying to beat them for years, and if they fail this year Portsmouth is the team labeled as successor to the crown. The Bears may be stronger, but they have played five ties. I heard enough about the vaunted Green Bay line Saturday night - from men like Lou Little, who had played against its members - to write an essay on the football deeds of men like Cal Hubbard, Rudy Comstock, Mike Michalske, Joe Stahlman, Earpe, Barrager and all the rest. Now, however, it's of the Giants I write...MCBRIDE'S REAL HERO: Not of the sorrel-topped Mr. Cagle, who gets $500 a game, either. But of a man who, they told me, was "through", despite my protestations that he had never been given a chance, when they released him from the Dodger roster three weeks ago. It was Jack McBride, who played that one big play of yesterday's game so well, who bluffed the whole Packer team off its feet. Jack, a bit bald and with eight years of pro football behind him. mind you. Standing on the Green Bay 30-yard line, Jack faded back to toss a pass. Every one was covered, so he feinted an end run. He might have made eight or ten yards, but how he's glad he stuck to the play as it was originally planned. The alarmed Packers came converging to stop the galloping McBride, and there was Ray Flaherty, lonesome and waiting, almost at the goal line. That was the game's one scoring play...FUMBLE PAVED WAY: Rog Grove's fumble of a Giant punt in his own territory provided the Maramen with their big chance right at the end of the first half. Another fumble - by Flash Herber, when he got loose in the third period - hurt the champs badly. Thousands of dollars were bet on this game, and the crowd waited until the very end, expecting the Packer to pull it out of the fire. They did get one big drive going, through the efforts of Herber and Hinkle, their two new backs, who are certainly the "goods", but the Giants' line stopped their shifts, spinners, and the antiquated wide wingback pass play they depended on after they had carved out a first down on the Giant 20-yard line in the last period.
NOVEMBER 22 (Green Bay) - After Howard (Cub)
Buck led the young Packer football eleven in scoring
during the 1923 season, another lineman came back
in 1924 to take honors from the squad's backfield 
aces. The leading scorer that year was Tilly Voss, 
giant end, who counted five touchdowns for 30 points.
Buck, however, set a new record by kicking seven
goals after touchdown, in addition to four placements
from the field, and placed third. Second honors went
to Dutch Hendruan, a newcomer to Green Bay, who
chalked up three touchdowns during the season, and kicked a field goal besides. The Bays started their 1924 season with a 15 to 0 victory over Ironwood, Mich., and followed this with a league conquest of the Chicago Bears, 5 to 0. Buck clicked for a field goal in this game. On Sept. 28, 1924, Duluth shaded the Packers, 6 to 3, Buck again getting a goal from the field, and the following week the Chicago Cardinals, on Driscoll's dropkick, trimmed the Bays, 3 to 0...LEWELLEN'S FIRST TOUCHDOWN: A new halfback broke into the Packer scoring column for the first time on Oct. 12, when Green Bay played Kansas City. His name was Verne Lewellen, and he crossed the last chalk mark for the first of the many touchdowns he since has scored for the Bays. Voss also got a touchdown in this game, Hendrian made a field kick and Buck got one extra point. Then the Packers trounced the Milwaukee Badgers, 17 to 0, on touchdowns by Lambeau and Mathys, a field goal by Buck and Cub's two kicks for extra points. Green Bay beat the Minneapolis Marines, 19 to 0, Oct. 26. Hendrian's two touchdowns, another by Hearden and an extra point by Buck turned the trick. The game was followed by a narrow victory over Racine, 6 to 3, with Voss scoring the single touchdown and Gillo getting the dropkick for the opposition. On Nov. 9, the Packers downed the Duluth Kellys, 13 to 0. Mathys scored one touchdown, Voss made the other, and the extra point was picked up by the ever-reliable Buck. The following week the Badgers again were subdued, this time 17 to 10, the Packer points coming on touchdowns by Hendrian and Lewellen, Buck's two extra points, and a field goal by the same player. It is interesting to note that the Milwaukee extra point was kicked by Joseph (Red) Dunn, just out of Marquette, and later a great Packer favorite...STERNAMAN BEATS BAYS: Sternaman's dropkick beat the Packers at Chicago, Nov. 23, 3 to 0, but on Thanksgiving day the Bays defeated Kansas City's Blues, 17 to 6. Voss connected for two touchdowns in this contest, Lambeau kicked a field goal and extra points were booted by Lambeau and Buck. The season was ended on Nov. 30, when Racine beat the Packers, 7 to 0.
NOVEMBER 23 (Columbus) - While college football has been taking it on the chin as far as attendance and gate receipts are concerned, organized professional football has strengthened itself during the 1932 season, the United Press learned today from Joseph F. Carr, president of the NFL and the "father" of pro football. The eight clubs of the National league still have three weeks before their season closes, but Carr believes attendance figures will equal or better those of 1931, the banner year for professional football. ..INTEREST IS GREATER: According to Carr, interest in professional football has taken a decided upward trend during the present season while most colleges and universities were battling indifference on the part of fans. "Professional football is for those who understand the game," Card said. "College football was built with a background of tradition and pageantry. The professional game hasn't much tradition or pageantry yet, but it provides the hardest and most interesting competition for those who love the sport purely for its own merits." As an example of the increasing interest in pro football, Carr pointed out the situation in Boston, which supported a national league football club for the first time this fall...HAILED IN BOSTON: "We started in Boston with crowds of less than 5,000. The last two games there have drawn between 15,000 and 20,000 fans. This was somewhat of a surprise in view of the conservative way in which Boston receives anything new in the line of professional sports." Carr said the smaller professional clubs, like Portsmouth, had a harder financial struggle than those in larger cities because of the limited drawing area. This condition, he said, would exist in some degree even in normal times. The United Press was told the professional teams would continue to disregard the rules recently passed by the national rules committee governing the "dead ball" and the flying wedges in order to keep the spectacular features of the game.
NOVEMBER 23 (New York) - It will be a determined, fighting Packer team that will take the field Thursday at Ebbets field, Brooklyn, and attempt to resume their
march towards another pro football title at the expense
of Benny Friedman's Dodgers. The national champions
were put through extra long practice sessions Tuesday
and Wednesday as Coach E.L. Lambeau figured it was
best to work his squad overtime so that all the players
would be right on edge for the Thanksgiving day combat.
Aside from Tom Nash and Nate Barragar, the Bays are
in fair shape. Cal Hubbard's trick knee is giving him
some trouble, while Dick Stahlman has developed a
kinky shoulder that doesn't want to loosen up...WORKS
OVER SQUAD: However, Hugo Quist, one of the best
conditioners in the metropolitan area, is working over
the Packer squad and he is getting results. Quist, who
handled Paavo Nurmi on his nationwide tour some years
ago, is an expert when it comes to remedying pains and
bruises and the players are more than satisfied with his
work. The condition of Tom Nash is somewhat improved,
according to reports from the hospital, but the doctors
in charge have out the have put the ban on any visitors
as they want the injured end to have complete rest. The
fractured ribs, coupled with a severe stomach bruise,
gave Nash considerable pain for a day and a half. He is
getting the best possible care and everything in medical
science is being done for his comfort. It is probable that
Al Peterson, who was loaned to the Stapleton club by
the Bays in midseason, will return to the Packer battle
front after Sunday's game. Coach Lambeau wants four
ends available for the crucial encounters with the
Spartans and the Chicago Bears. The Packers leader is
now carrying on negotiations with Dan Blaine, owner of
the Stapletons, for the return of Peterson. Tim Mara, the
Giants' mogul, is being mentioned as a successor to
James A. Farley, as chairman of the Empire State
Boxing commission. Mr. Farley, who managed the
presidential campaign of Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt, is
slated for a cabinet position and his resignation as the
New York fistic board chairman is expected within ten
days. Mara is a "big shot" Democrat hereabouts and
several of the papers take it as a foregone conclusion
that he will replace Farley. Herman Hickman, the 1931
Tennessee all-American, who signed a Packer contract
and then failed to report, has been sold to the Brooklyn
Dodgers and he may see action against the Packers
Thursday. The wrestling racket isn't getting the crowds
of a year ago, and Hickman has decided to desert the
grunters and try his hand as a pro footballer. He wanted
to join the Packers, but Coach Lambeau was not keen
about taking on any newcomers at this stage of the
game. The "autograph hounds" are camping on Arnold
Herber's trail and whenever he is recognized, he is
asked to write his name on this, that or the other hand
by those who dote on signatures. Some of the older
Packers are getting quite a kick out of this and several
have suggested that Herber invest in a rubber stamp, as
it would be much easier to satisfy the hero worshippers.
Practice reporting on the eastern trip has been 100
percent to date. En route to the Atlantic seaboard,
Coach Lambeau announced that the bus would leave the hotel every morning at 10 a.m. sharp and any players behind time would have to take a taxi at their own expense. Several of the gridders have had to grab the bus on the run but to date nobody has missed. This is quite a record when compared with other years while away...LITTLE VISITS SQUAD: Lou Little, the Columbia university coach, sees a lot of the Packers squad. He is a great friend of Cal Hubbard, and the big tackle with several of his teammates have golfed several afternoons with the collegiate mentor. Martin Shenker, who handles the business end of the Brooklyn football club, is looking forward to a big turnout on Thanksgiving day. According to Shenker, the advance sale of seats is bigger for the tilt with the Packers than any other game this fall. The Brooklyn papers have been spreading the news think about the Packers, and the writers are all predicting that Green Bay will be right back on edge despite the unexpected reversal at the Polo Grounds by the New York Giants. From the information reaching the Packer headquarters, it will be Nate Grossman, not Benny Friedman, whom the Bays will have to keep their optics on. The 1931 Rutgers flash is carrying the bulk of the attack for the Dodgers, while Friedman coasts along and just steps into action at the crucial moments. The Dodgers are only carrying about 18 players and every one of them except Friedman is seeing plenty of action. The Lincoln hotel is the headquarters for the big league hockey clubs and a number of the professional puck chasing heroes sit around and "chew the fat". There is a continual argument about which brand of sport is the most strenuous and as yet no decision has been reached...HORNS IN ARGUMENT: Nat Holman, a member of the Original Celtics, world famous basketball team, horned in on the argument Tuesday afternoon, but his claim that there was more action on the caging court than on the ice rink or football gridiron, was booed down in a hurry. The Packers are gunning around for Notre Dame-Army game tickets. A sellout is reported here but the Bays have hopes of getting into the game somehow. Notre Dame arrives in New York on Friday and it is a good bet that Coach Hunk Anderson of the South Benders will be getting more than his share of telephone calls from the Lincoln hotel exchange.
NOVEMBER 23 (New York) - Jack McBride of the New York Giants and Arnold Herber of Green Bay are waging a close battle for forward passing honors in the National league. Herber has completed 30 of 53 for 416 yards, while McBride's records is 20 out of 39 for 258 yards. Earl (Dutch) Clark of Portsmouth leads the ground gainers with 495 yards compared with 405 for Bob Campiglio of Stapleton. Ray Flaherty of the
BACK IN 1925
NOVEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - After Packer linemen
had led the team in scoring for the 1923 and 1924
seasons, a halfback, Marty Norton came through in
1925 to top the squads' scoring column. He counted
36 points, setting a new record for individual scoring
in league competition for Green Bay. Myrt Basing,
fullback, went over for five touchdowns that season to
take second place, and third was captured by the
brilliant young Lewellen, who scored 19 points in his
second season of play. Cub Buck tied his high mark
of seven points after touchdown, set the previous 
year. The Packers opened their 1925 season against
tough competition, beating the Chicago Bears at
Green Bay, 14 to 10, on touchdowns by Moose Gardner, a guard, and Lewellen. The extra points were booted by Buck. Then the Bays accepted a 3 to 0 trimming from Rock Island...RIDE OVER BADGERS: On Oct. 4, 1925, the Bays rode roughshod over the Milwaukee Badgers, 31 to 0. Three touchdowns were scored by Norton, and another was made by Jack Harris, Wisconsin university captain this season before. Lambeau got a field goal and kicked four extra points in addition. Green Bay whipped Rock Island, 20 to 0, when Basing went over for two touchdowns and Norton got another. The two points after touchdown were kicked by Buck. Oct. 25 the Packers walloped Rochester in one of the most sensational games ever played at Green Bay, 33 to 13. Thirty-nine points were scored in the last quarter on long runs from every point on the field. Norton and Basing each were good for two touchdowns, and Dick O'Donnell, playing at end, got the other. Buck kicked three extra points...EDGES OUT MILWAUKEE: The Bays edged out Milwaukee, 6 to 0, as Basing's touchdown, and then on a snow covered field bowed to the Chicago Cardinals, 9 to 6. The Green Bay points came on two field goals by Abramson, as the day for placements and dropkicks, although waning, had not yet passed. On Nov. 15, the Dayton Triangles were beaten, 7 to 0, Lewellen getting both the touchdown and the extra point. Then the Packers headed eastward to run into disaster. They lost to the Bears at Chicago, 21 to 0, were beaten by Pottsville, 31 to 0, and were trimmed at Philadelphia, 13 to 7. Lewellen got the Bay touchdown in this last game, and Abramson kicked the extra point. They finished their season in a blaze of glory, however, by defeating Providence, 13 to 10. Touchdowns were scored by Eddie Kotal and Jim Crowley, and Abramson nailed the extra point.
NOVEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - Although they suffered their first defeat of the season Sunday when tipped by the New York Giants in a 6-0 game, the Green Bay Packers retained their hold on both offensive and defensive honors in the National league. Offensively the champions lead with 124 points, as compared to 95 scored by the second place Chicago Bears. Boston trails offensively with only 40 points. Along defensive lines the Packers have the best record, with only 32 points scored against them. The Bears also are second in defense with 37 points scored against them during the season. Stapleton had had 139 points tallied during the season to present the worst record defensively.
UNTIL 1926
NOVEMBER 24 (Green Bay) - Although Verne 
Lewellen was scoring ace for the Green Bay Packers
for many years, and still rams himself over the last
chalk line with regularity, it was not until his third year
with the Bays in 1926 that he led the team in scoring.
His first season, 1924, Lewellen counted 12 points, 
and the following year he made 19. But in 1926, when
the long-legged halfback really got underway, he set a
new high scoring mark for the Packers by accounting
for 42 points on seven touchdowns picked up in the
league competition. Pid Purdy, diminutive Packer
quarterback, playing his first season with the Bays, set a unique scoring record in 1926, counting 17 points on 14 points after touchdown and one field goal. This set a new mark for extra point kicking, the former Packer record having been held by Howard (Cub) Buck...TRUMPS IRON MOUNTAIN: After soundly thumping Iron Mountain, Mich., in an early season game, the Packers rode over the Detroit Panthers, 21 to 0, the scoring being provided by O'Donnell, with two touchdowns, Lewellen with one, and three extra points by Lambeau, who still was breaking into the Packer scoring lists. On Sept. 26 of that year the Bays played a a 6-all tie with the Bears here, the Green Bay touchdown being made by Carl Lidberg, fresh from gridiron triumphs at Minnesota. This game was followed by a scoreless tie between the Packers and Duluth. The Chicago Cardinals dumped the Packers, 13 to 7, on Oct. 10, Lidberg getting the Bay touchdown and Purdy kicking the extra point. Then the Blue and Gold won over Milwaukee, 7 to 0, with Lewellen plunging for the touchdown, and the ever-present Purdy adding the point. On Oct. 24, Racine was conquered at Green Bay, 35 to 0, under a barrage of two touchdowns by Jack Harris, and others by Flaherty, Kotal and Basing. Four extra points were booted by Purdy, and another one by Woodin. The Packers followed this rout by edging out the Cardinals, 3 to 0, on Purdy's field goal. The Bays defeated Milwaukee Nov. 7, 21 to 0, using Lewellen's two touchdowns and another by Kotal. Purdy kicked a couple of extra points, and Lambeau booted another to complete the total. The next Green Bay victim was Louisville, and the score was 14 to 0...BEARS DEFEAT PACKERS: The Bears rallied to shade the Packers at Chicago, 19 to 13, the Green Bay scores being chalked up on touchdowns by Lidberg and Lewellen, and Purdy's extra boot. In Philadelphia, the Bays were trimmed 20 to 14, again on a rally. Flaherty scored a touchdown, Lidberg got another and Purdy made both the points. The Packers closed the season at Detroit Nov. 28, Thanksgiving day, winning 7 to 0. The touchdown was made by Rex Enright, and of course Purdy kicked the extra point.
NOVEMBER 24 (New York) - A Green Bay Packer football eleven which survived in fair condition its battering at the hands of the New York Giants last week today faced Benny Friedman's Brooklyn Dodgers in the last game but one of their eastern trip. Once the Dodger game is disposed of, the Packers have only Stapleton to face before turning westward to meet the Portsmouth Spartans and Chicago Bears in games which are expected to have a definite bearing on the pennant race...NASH, BARRAGER OUT: Only Tom Nash, out for the season and a hospital patient at present, and Nate Barrager, regular end and center, respectively, were out of the list of starting possibilities this morning as the Packers prepared to leave for Ebbets field and their game with the Dodgers. They were assured of a warm reception. New York newspapermen who have been singing the praises of the Wisconsin invaders, but who were disappointed in the team's inability to stave off the Giants' rushes Sunday, were to be out en masse for the Brooklyn battle, and the Packers were preparing to give them everything in sight...SEEK FIRST DIVISION: The Dodgers still aim to finish in the first division, and the galloping of Grossman, Friedman, Novotny, Karcis, Thomason and Sansen is expected to play the largest factor in the Thanksgiving day offensive. To combat these the Packers will use Grove, O'Boyle, Lewellen, Blood, Herber, Hinkle and McCrary, an imposing array of backfield talent.
NOVEMBER 21 (New York) - Leland H. Joannes, president of the Packer football club, witnessed the game in New York Sunday between the Giants and Green Bay clubs. In a dispatch to officers here he reported that the men played good football but could not get underway in the muddy field. He also said that all but Tom Nash, who broke three ribs, were in good condition after the fray.
NOVEMBER 21 (New York) - This observer has seen eight or nine college football games so far this season. Several of the games, particularly Army's brawl with Pittsburgh and Yale's dogfight with Princeton, were elegant ball game, packing, as they did, more than the usual quota of wallops. But it was the professional Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, operating in the Polo grounds yesterday, who gave us the biggest kick of the year. That was a ball game, pardners! It has everything. For thrills, expert performance and plain old-fashioned fight, it made your average college game seem like a church box lunch festival on a rainy Monday night. At the invitation of Coach Curly Lambeau we watched the game from the Green Bay bench, swathed in one of those flowing canvas coats with sheepskin collars, and looking from behind for all the world like a high-stepping halfback. In asking us to sit on the bench Curly said, "I just want you to see for yourself whether or not professional players take the game seriously."...NEVER WORKED HARDER: The answer is yes, they do. The Yales or the Harvards or the Alabamas or the Northwestern never suffered and sweated more when plays went wrong, or hallelujahed more when things clicks, than did the Green Bays. Those skeptics (and we were one of them until yesterday) who think that the winning or losing of a game means little to the pros should have been with us in the Green Bay dressing room between halves. The Packers had muffed two touchdown passes and were trailing, 6 to 0. And with the field a sloppy bog those six points looked mighty big. The gloom was ankle deep. Grove, the former Michigan State back whose fumble had opened the door for the New York score, was as well a picture of misery as you will ever see. You may think we're lying, but there were tears in the kid's eyes as he sat on the rubbing table and had an injured shoulder worked on. The rest of the Packers were about as sorrowful. It was not until the referee stuck his head in the door and shouted, "You got four minutes", did the boys come back to life. As they piled out the room and onto the field there were such Joe College cries as "Come on, fellow, let's give 'em h--l." and "what's one touchdown, we'll make a dozen." And some of these yells, mind you, came from fellows like Earpe and Comstock - fellows whose hair is getting thin on top, fellows who have been out of college eleven and twelve years...PROS DON'T LOAF: Don't ever let anybody tell you the pros loaf and take it easy; that they go easy tackling and blocking. There was more savage hitting in that game yesterday than you'll see in half a dozen college games. Twice we saw Grove playing safety, refuse the comfort of a fair catch and take a punt with two 190 pound ends less than two strides away. And if the blocking is so gentle, why was it that Tom Nash, ex-Georgia all-American, was taken from the game in the third quarter with three cracked ribs? Or, if the pros have a tendency to dog it, why did Blood, still weak from an attack of flu, pester Coach Lambeau until he was sent in the game to get rid of him? That ends today's lecture.
Giants leads the pass catchers with 17.
NOVEMBER 23 (Brooklyn) - "You do not get hurt so much in this pro game," drawled West Point's best known Redhead as he reached for another lump of sugar. We reminded him that the Cagle ribs had taken a rare mincing when he broke in three seasons ago with the Giants. They carried him off three times in three games. "Yeah," allowed Red, "but I wasn't in the best of shape. I had been coaching and working out, but that's the bunk if you want to get in shape. And then" - he winced as he thought - "to break in against the Green Bay Packers is not the easiest sort of debut, either." "But," he added, "I haven't been cracked up much this year." Johnny Blood, the Mystery Man of pro football, chipped in with his idea as the little after-luncheon chat in the Hotel Lincoln grill broke up. "Been playing eight years," admitted the tall, lean greyhound of a man who is one of the Green Bay Packers' best backs. "And I've been hurt only once. 'Tain't so tough." The five of us - Cagle, Blood, Curly Lambeau, the Green Bay coach, and Clark Hinkle, Bucknell All-American last year - swung out the door en route for the hospital where they were supposed to be patching up Tom Nash, the Bay end. Nash was hurt in the Giant game Sunday. "Not so badly hurt," modified Lambeau. "He's tough is Nash. He will be in there again before you know it." On the way crosstown we managed to pry the real story out of Blood, who is really John McNally and went to St. John's, a little school in Minnesota...transferred to Notre Dame...and became disgruntled when Rockne tried to make a tackle out of him. "How about you?" I asked Hinkle, a freshman in the football business. "You don't hear of hardly anybody getting cracked up," he said. "In college there was somebody put out for the season every week it seemed. I haven't minded it at all...except perhaps that time Nagurski kicked me in the face in Chicago and when Bo Molenda whacked me Sunday in the Giant game." We were in the elevator at the Ruptured and Crippled Hospital, fifth floor, for Mr. Nash's room. "Tom'll be ready to play in a few days," said Blood. "He hardly ever gets hurt. None of us do. Small squad, and we've got four tough games coming." The room was dark, and the nurse at the door had her finger to her lips. "You can't see him," she said. "He's pretty bad. Three fractured ribs and his lung punctured." "Oh," said Blood. "Oh," said Hinkle. That was all...That puts the Packers in a bad spot for the Dodger game tomorrow, for Comstock and Barrager, two of their best linemen, are also hors de combat. Also comes the news that the Brooklyn team has signed Powerhouse Hickman, who, disguised as one man, played like six last fall to turn N.Y.U. back for Tennessee. Weighing 290, he plays a running guard position, and the Packers had him signed this year, but he started to wrestle. Green Bay thought he'd never come to terms, and sold his contract in despair. Now, Brooklyn bring him in when the Green Bays would least like to see him.