NEWS AND NOTES
NOVEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - Several college football coaches were in attendance at the Packer-Cardinal game in Chicago. Heartley Anderson, Notre Dame director, was in a box seat behind the Packer dugout. Coach Walker from down Texas way also was present to renew acquaintances with Al Rose of the Packers and Dexter Shelly of the Cards. Jack Elder, a former Notre Dame star, sat on the Cardinal bench...Shelly, who played with Green Bay at the start of the season, could not play Sunday because of an injured leg. Simas, quarterback, also was out with a bad case of influenza. Roger Grove was the only Packer not able to get into the game because of injuries...Cal Hubbard's leg injury did not slow him up a bit. He played most of the game at his old position and was in nearly every play. Dick Stahlman got most of the work at the other tackle. Earpe and Perry alternated with them...The Packers used all four ends Sunday. Milt Gantenbein returned after a three week layoff and looked as good as ever. Rose and Gantenbein started the game...Arnold Herber got a great hand from the crowd when he came out in the fourth period after playing a great game. His passes were lauded by everyone and his return of punts and kicking also brought commendation. He pulled the muscles in the back of his neck but is expected to be in shape again in a day or two...Joe Lillard, the Cardinal colored halfback, wasn't much use to the team after Nate Barrager tackled him in the final period. Nate got a clean shot at the ball carrier in the center of the field, tackling him viciously and driving him back about five yards. Lillard left the game two plays later.
PACKERS WILL LEAVE ON LONG TRIP THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - Their next to last Green Bay practice session of the 1932 season completed, the Packers today were packing grips and suitcases in preparation for their major road test of the year - a jaunt into eastern territory which will bring the champions into the home field of six National league clubs, starting with Boston next Sunday and ending with the Chicago Bears, Dec. 11. The team will visit Joannes park only once more before the eastern invasion, when they work out Wednesday morning. Thursday at 7 a.m. the squad will entrain for Chicago, where they will be switched to another train for their trip to Boston...IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE: The Packers emerged from last Sunday's sensational game with the Cardinals in pretty fair shape. Arnold Herber's neck injury is not as serious as was first believed, but Joe Zeller's ankle has been giving him considerable trouble, and it is likely that Coach E.L. Lambeau will give his young guard a rest whenever possible. The champions expect a tough battle from Boston. The most eastern National league city has been represented by a fighting bunch of young ex-collegians who still have their college ideas of hard blocking and rough tackling. They have been going though their schedule with a viciousness not always seen in professional circles, and are rated most dangerous among the eastern clubs. Last Sunday the Braves cuffed Stapleton, 19 to 6, despite a long gallop by Campiglio of the losers. Gyp Battles, former West Virginia ace, is the outstanding back on the Boston team, which includes a number of names well known in recent gridiron campaigns. Battles rode hard in the Stapleton game, accounting for two of his team's three touchdowns...HUGHES GREAT KICKER: Johnny Hughes of Washington university is a great kicker who has won a home at Boston, and the Bruins also possess Tony Siano, a half-pint center who has been a threat through eastern college circles since his matriculation at Fordham college. Then there is Oran Paper, once of the
Packers, who ran 95 yards to score against Stapleton;
Jim (Sweet) Musick and Ernie Pinckert of the University
of Southern California. All are real backs, being big, fast
and smart. The Boston game will be played at Braves
field, and the Packers expect to play before the largest
crowd of the season, as the Bruins have been attracting
huge gates. Reports from the eastern city indicate that
the Bays will be welcome guests, as their reputation is
well known throughout the region and the customers
would like to see their home club be the first to defeat
DUTCH CLARK LEADS
NOVEMBER 8 (Columbus, OH) - Dutch Clark, the flash
from Portsmouth, is again in the lead in the individual
scoring column of the NFL with 36 points scored on four
touchdowns, six points after touchdown and two field
goals. Red Grange of the Bears, the famous "Galloping
Ghost", has jumped into a second place tie with 30
points, his big boost coming with three touchdowns
against the Giants in New York Sunday. Grossman of
Brooklyn also has 30 points. A familiar name, that of
Johnny Blood, last season's high scorer, is again in the
scoring list, after his activities in Chicago against the
Cardinals Sunday. Blood speared two passes and
converted the catches into touchdowns for a modest
total of 12 points.
PACKERS LEAD OFFENSE
NOVEMBER 8 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers
lead the National Football league on defense as well as
in games won and lost. The unbeaten Packers have
yielded only 1,053 yards in eight games. Chicago's
Bears have given the least number of points, 24, while
Stapleton continues to set the pace offensively with
1,626 yards gaining. The New York Giants still head the
list in forward passing, having completed 52 in 115
PACKERS WILL BEGIN EASTERN TRIP THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - Thursday morning at 7
o'clock, the Milwaukee road train heads south for the
Windy City carrying the Packers' special car on the first
lap of a month's journey around the NFL during which
time the Green Bay champions will play in Boston, New
York, Brooklyn, Stapleton, Portsmouth and Chicago.
According to Coach E.L. Lambeau, his squad is in
pretty good shape. Arnold Herber is little the worse for
the bumping he receifved in the Cardinal game and Joe
Zeller's ankle has responded to treatment nicely. Roger
Grove's leg profited greatly by last Sunday's rest and he
should be ready to resume his place in the battle front
this weekend. The Packers will reach Chicago at 11:45
a.m. and at 2 p.m. the national champions will pull out
for Pittsburgh over the Pennsylvanian. The Packers
change trains at Pittsburgh and get into a fresh Pullman car for the rest of the New York trip. The arrival at Pittsburgh is scheduled for 11 p.m. and the New York train will be waiting for the Packers to board. The national champions reach New York at 9 a.m. Friday and half a hour later, they leave for Boston over the New York, New Haven and Hartford road. The team arrives in Boston at 3:25 p.m. and will headquarter at the Lennox hotel, one of the leading hostelries in the Massachusetts metropolis. Coach Lambeau has made arrangements to practice his squad at Braves field Saturday morning to get the lay of the land before the whistle blows for Sunday's game with the Braves. The Packers leave Boston for New York Monday at noon. It is about a six hour run to Gotham. Shortly after 6 p.m., the Green Bay squad will be checking at the Lincoln hotel where the Packers will reside during their two week stay in the metropolitan district. Green Bay faces the Giants at the Polo grounds in New York on Sunday, Nov. 20; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, the Packers will display their gridiron wares against the Dodgers at Ebbets field, Brooklyn, and Sunday, Nov. 27, the Bays tangle with Ken Strong and company at Stapleton, Staten Island. The Sunday following the Staten Island contest Dec. 4, Green Bay is scheduled against the Spartans at Portsmouth, in what promises to be one of the feature contests of the 1932 pro league race. The Packers complete their regular schedule in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 11, playing the Bears at Wrigley field.
BAYS INCREASE LEAD
NOVEMBER 9 (Columbus, OH) - Having passed the 100 point mark with three to spare, the Green Bay Packers continue to build up their lead in the NFL scoring race. The Packers now have 103 points while Portsmouth with 67 is far back in second place. The Bears are third with 62 points. In the defensive department, the Bears with only 24 points scored on them all season lead the field. The Packers with 26 points are second defensively. Stapleton has had 105 points scored against it to present the worst defensive record of the league so far this season.
CHAFF 'N CHATTER
NOVEMBER 10 (Appleton Post-Crescent) - Richard S. Davis of Milwaukee's Journal who writes a daily column and does almost any kinds of excellent writing for the down state paper has occasionally covered and attended Packer games at Green Bay. The other evening he unburdened himself about some of the Packers, where and how they got certain nicknames and other monickers. Here's what he says: Take, for example, "Sea Pig" Hubbard, whose weight is anywhere from 260 pounds up. How did that "Sea Pig" come about? I'm telling you. A bitter game was going on and the ample Mr. Hubbard was bushed. He was, in fact, spent and gasping on the turf, a man mountain temporarily reduced to the potency of a mole hill. A lady in the stands - not the Green Bay stands - looked down and saw him heaving there. And she shrieked, as ladies will, "Take that sea pig out of there!" Mr. Hubbard immediately leaped to his feet but it was too late. The name has stuck. "Joe College" Gantenbein, whereas it should be Milton. That is because the spry Mr. Gantenbein is but recently of the University of Wisconsin, where he learned to scoff at garters and other symptoms of an effete civilization. "Uncle Tom" Nash, as ardent Packer fans will readily guess, is so called because of his southern drawl, his weary shuffle and his languid attitude in comparative repose. "Taxi Mike" Michalske earned that euphoious handle in the days of his courting. He was prodigal, the legend says, in his attention to the lady who is now Mrs. Michalske. Every morning he called and escorted her to work in a ticking chariot and in the evening he took her home the same way. "Punch Drunk" Stahlman - manifestly an exaggeration, but they do say that this lineman is so earnest about his work that there are moments, after the Stahlman head has bent the sturdiest ribs of the enemy, when the imposing turret is not precisely as clear as a bell. "Iron Worker" Comstock, christened Rudy and look at the difference between him and that other Rudy, is a steel worker in Ohio when steel is being worked in Ohio and Mr. Comstock is not engaged in creating great gaps in the foremen's forward wall. Johnny "Screwball" Blood - whence that "Screwball"? Well, sir, it's this way - Mr. Blood is a bit of an eccentric. He is inclined to cut capers. Once upon a time, after a big game in the east, Mr. Blood and his zippy playmates went for rest and recreation to a night club. And they found considerable success. One of the entertainers was a lad who sang and danced but was not, as the saying goes, so hot. Mr. Blood, in his impetuous way, gave the young man the bird. And was forthwith challenged to get up on the stage and do better. Which he did, and much better. The finish of the Blood exhibition, it is related, was a cartwheel which landed the incomparable end plop in his chair at the edge of the platform. It was a touchdown that counted far more than the customary six points. The night club, from then on, was definitely Mr. Blood's. And "Whitey" Woodin, guard emeritus, why is he known a "Teardrops"? If you must know, it is because the Packers once lost a game to Pottsville. And the disconsolate warriors went out of town on a bus. And all the way to New York Mr. Woodin wept, in the hearttrending fashion of the college boy. Incidentally, the other Packers were highly pleased that they had caught him at it. For "Teardrops" Woodin is himself the source of most of the game listed here.
PACKERS LEAVE FOR TILT WITH BOSTON ELEVEN
NOVEMBER 10 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers, seeking a fourth straight National league championship, left for the East this morning where they play four games in three weeks along the Atlantic seaboard before heading toward the West again to meet the Portsmouth Spartans and Chicago Bears at their own fields. The schedule is one of the toughest ever mapped out for the Packers. Heading into the East they have a lead over the field but defeats in two games would push them from the top. After facing Boston on Sunday the Packers meet the New York Giants the following weekend. On Thanksgiving day they face the Brooklyn Dodgers and on Nov. 27 they play at Staten Island. Portsmouth and Chicago games follow on the two following Sundays. A squad of 22 players, Coach Lambeau, Bud Jorgenson, property manager, and George W. Calhoun, team secretary, were on the train when it left the Milwaukee road station at 7 o'clock. The team will be in Boston in time to practice on the Braves' field Saturday.
CLARK HOLDS LEAD
NOVEMBER 10 (New York) - Earl (Dutch) Clark of the Portsmouth Spartans has passed Bronko Nagurski, the Chicago Bears' big line bucker, in the race for ground gaining honors in the NFL. Clark has gained 383 yards in eight games while the ex-leader, who has held in check last Sunday, has dropped to fourth place with 283 yards. Two Stapleton players hold second and third places. Bob Campiglio has gained 300 yards and Doug Wyckoff 295. Arnold (Flash) Herber of Green Bay leads the passers, having completed 14 passes in 24 attempts. Ray Flaherty, end of the New York Giants, has caught 12 tosses for gains of 215 yards. George Hughes, Boston's Hawaiian halfback, holds the edge over Clark Hinkle of Green Bay in punting with an average of 47 yards. Red Grange of the Bears and Jack Grossman of Brooklyn share the scoring lead with 30 points each.
PACKER SQUAD IN BOSTON FOR LEAGUE BATTLE
NOVEMBER 10 (New York) - After an uneventful trip from Green Bay, the Packer football squad changed trains here this morning and departed at 9:30 for Boston, where on Sunday they will clash with the Braves in a NFL game. The players were in the best of spirits as they detained from a special Pullman attached to the Pennsylvania's crack Pittsburgh-New York limited, grabbed a bit of breakfast and then jumped aboard the N.Y.N.H. and H. train, which will take them to Boston...PROVIDES FOR CHANGE: According to several veterans, who have made a number of Packer eastern invasions, this trip was the best arranged as it provides changes of cars, which eliminated a continuous journey in one Pullman. The Packers traveled in a combination coach from Green Bay to Chicago. There a change was made into a different car on the Pennsylvania road. The Packers used this until Pittsburgh, where they took a pure-aired Pullman for New The Bay players spoke frequently about the enthusiastic sendoff they received home and all of them hoped that they could bring home the bacon to please the most loyal football fans in the country...VISITED BY SCRIBES: Several Milwaukee sport scribes said "Hello" to the squad during the short stop in the Cream City and the Bays carried with them the best wishes of Ollie Kuechle, Stoney McGlynn and Russ Winnie.