NEWS AND NOTES
RECEIVERSHIP OF PACKERS TO BE CONTINUED
NOVEMBER 20 (Green Bay) - Proceedings designed to preserve the status quo of the Green Bay Football corporation were ordered by Circuit Judge Henry Graass this morning after A.B. Fontaine, attorney for Willard Bent, a creditor of the corporation, had challenged the action of its officials in turning over to Leland Joannes, president, a $1,500 payment of a note received from the Chicago Bears. A previous court order had enjoined all creditors from bringing action to enforce their claims. Bent secured the judgment of approximately $5,000 against the corporation as the result of a suit for personal injuries received in a fall from the bleachers at City Stadium during a game in 1932. The suit is now pending in Supreme Court...ADVANCED MONEY ON NOTE: Last fall when the Packers plays the Bears in Chicago, the Bear management gave a note of $1,500 in payment as the Packers' guarantee. Leland Joannes advanced the money to the Green Bay Football corporation and took the note as security. After the Bear game three weeks ago, a settlement was made on the note and the money was turned over to Joannes. Bent, through his counsel, claims that this sum should have gone to the receiver, for the benefit of all creditors. Counsel for Joannes claimed the transaction was between him and the Bears and that the money did not represent part of the Packer revenue. Another note is also involved. Joannes advanced $2,500, and in return was given the club franchise and player contracts as collateral. This action was ratified by the directors, and, Bent clams, illegally. He asks return of the collateral to the receiver...CLIFFORD ISSUES STATEMENT: Attorney G.F. Clifford, counsel for the Football corporation, made the following statement: "At the close of last season, in payment of gate receipts, the corporation received a check which, on deposit, was returned N.S.F. We already had issued salary and other checks against this credit, and it was immediately necessary that the back is protected. At that time, Mr. Joannes, who had already become an endorser to the extent of $3,500 personally, agreed that he would secure the bank if given sufficient protection. He endorsed paper for an additional $2,500 for salary and other accounts, on the assumption that we could make the Bears immediately make good. That was impossible, and we were compelled to take a note. The bank insisted that the Packer note be taken up, and Mr. Joannes personally assumed the debt, on the express agreement that the note given the Packer corporation by the outside club be assigned to him. He was given the franchise as security. This agreement was made by the executive committee in January, and ratified by the board of directors in February. At the time the club played here this fall, Mr. Jonet, the receiver, presented the note to the club's manager, who paid it to Mr. Joannes, and the football corporation's indebtedness to him was reduced by $1,500. This money was owing to Mr. Joannes, the football corporation still owes him $1,500, which it believes it is morally obligated to pay. He has repeatedly come to the corporation's assistance, and has done more for it in a financial way than anyone connected with the corporation."
MUSICK AND BATTLES STOLE THE WHOLE SHOW - CURLY LAMBEAU
NOVEMBER 20 (Boston) - We lost here Sunday to the hardest running backfield I have ever seen in professional football. Two months ago we faced this same backfield at Green Bay - Musick, Battles and Pinckert and thought we knew what to expect. It have us plenty of trouble. But Sunday those boys ran even harder. Musick ripping through the center of our line and Battles slashing off the tackles, with superlative blocking from Pinckert, gave us the busiest afternoon in several season. They never seemed to be down. I can't help but feel after seeing such an exhibition that the future of professional football as a major sport is assured. It can't help but grow. Unfortunately we weren't at our best strength Sunday although I don't say that this necessarily means we would have won otherwise. Mike Michalske played most of the game despite a touch of stomach flu that kept him in bed most of the week. He had lost 12 pounds. Evans, who started at guard, lasted only a few plays when he had to come out with a bad knee. Van Sickle played 25 minutes with several cracked ribs, and Gantenbein and Bruder, both injured at Portsmouth, were in no shape to play at all. We had the misfortune, too, of having several bad penalties called at critical times. On Boston's first touchdown we had offside called against us twice inside the five-yard line. Several other times on long gains we made the play was recalled. It's little things that decide football games, and a little thing helped decide this one. On the pass that Pinckert intercepted and ran back 65 yards for Boston's second touchdown, a pass only a foot higher would have gone over his head and probably given us a touchdown. Our received was clear and behind Pinckert when the Boston man took the ball. Incidentally, it was the first pass in five years that an opponent intercepted and ran back across the goal on us. It just looks like our jinx year. About everything unusual that can happen to a football team has happened to us. We still have our fight, however, and next Sunday against New York may have a different story to tell. I hope so.
GLENN PRESNELL IS AGAIN LEADING GRID LOOP SCORING LIST
NOVEMBER 21 (Columbus, OH) - Glenn Presnell, the
Portsmouth quarterback, has moved out slightly ahead
of Ken Strong, New York Giants' husky, in their tight
race for NFL scoring honors, but both today were turned
to regard a distinct threat from the rear. By nailing two
touchdowns and kicked a pair of extra points against
the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jim (Sweet) Musick of
Boston stepped from fifth into third place, ten points
behind the flying Presnell and only six points in back of
Strong...PRESNELL BREAKS TIE: Although they lost
ground, neither Presnell nor Strong was idle Sunday.
The Portsmouth ground gained scored all of his team's
seven points against Cincinnati, and broke a tie for first
place in the scoring list which has existed for several
weeks. Strong got but three points, on a field goal, but
that offensive gesture nailed down the hopes of the
Chicago Bears in their 3 to 0 trimming at New York.
Bob Monnett of Green Bay picked up a lone point at the
expense of Boston and moved a notch neared the
bottom rung of the "big five", consisting of Presnell,
Strong, Musick, Buckets Goldenberg of the Packers
and Shipwreck Kelly of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Monnett
trails Kelly, last of the five top notchers, by nine points.
Goldenberg still holds the lead in touchdown scoring
with seven, while Strong and Musick have kicked the
most extra points, 11 apiece. Presnell's five field goals
lead the league in that department..MOST PLAYERS
SCORER: Scoring diversity still is held by New York,
10 players of that team having broken into the column.
Other teams are represented by the following number of
men: Green Bay, nine; Boston, eight; Pittsburgh and
Brooklyn, seven each; Portsmouth, Cardinals and the
Bears, six each; Philadelphia, five, and Cincinnati, four.
Carter of the Philadelphia Eagles broke into the scoring
list with a flourish, getting two touchdowns in his team's
rout of Pittsburgh. New touchdown scorers last Sunday
were Pinckert of Boston, Corzine of Cincinnati and
Woodruff of the Eagles. Lee of Cincinnati kicked a field
goal, the deciding margin in his squad's defeat of the
PACKERS ARE DRILLING FOR N.Y. CONTEST
NOVEMBER 21 (New York) - A determined squad of
Packers set forth at DeWitt Clinton field this morning to
start their practice for the game with the Giants at the
Polo Grounds this Sunday. Successive defeats at the
hands of the Portsmouth Spartans and the Boston
Redskins have put Coach Lambeau's men at the stage
of growling and every member of the outfit is determined
to do or die in the weekend encounter. The players met
with Coach Lambeau Monday night in a team meeting
and he read the riot act. Mistakes of the Boston game
here were talked over thoroughly and individual players
were asked to explain why they failed to click on a
couple of plays that possibly might have changed the
defeat into victory, particularly early in the fourth period
when the Redskins were only leading by a single score
and the Packers seemed to have them on the run under
a barrage of forward passes...LAMBEAU WARNS THE
PACKERS: The Packers have been missing signals in
their last two games. Coach Lambeau issued a warning
at last night's meeting that any players failing to carry out their assignments in the Giant encounter would be immediately withdrawn from the game and that it might be an expensive exit for the individual. With one or two exceptions, the squad was intact for the practice and, after the warming up exercises, which included the usual game of touch football, Coach Lambeau inserted five new plays which he figures should help move the yardsticks against the New Yorkers. Hinkle and Goldenberg will do the ball carrying in these formations of spinner movements near the center of the forward wall. Copies of the Boston papers reached here Monday night and the news hounds quickly have them the once over. Most of the ink bouquets were tossed in the direction of the Redskins and the writers spilled a lot of words comparing the games of last year and this as it gave them a vehicle to show the improvement of professional football in the Hub. Dave Horan, sport columnist in the Boston Herald, quoted Lone Star Dietz of the Redskins as follows: "We won a great game against Green Bay. My club displayed its best form of the season and, never in my football career, have I seen such an exhibition of line plunging as Jim Musick cut loose against the Packers."...WHIP ANY CLUB: "I honestly think my team could have whipped any club in the country on Sunday. Don't underestimate the Packers. They have a top notch outfit but have been jinxed all season. Lambeau's team fumbled several times at crucial stages against us and, if the Packers had held tight to the ball, it might have been a different story. Monnett, the Green Bay half, is the fastest running back I have gazed upon in the professional league. What's more he can take it. We hit him hard, play after play, but he always came up smiling." Hank Bruder and Milt Gantenbein will see action against the Giants. Gantenbein begged Coach Lambeau to get into the Boston tilt but the Bay mentor figured the extra week of rest would put him on edge to raise havoc with Steve Owen's team. Bruder's injured shoulder is mending slowly but now he can raise his arm above his head, and all signs indicate that he will be ready to go this weekend. The Packers always played good football at the Polo Grounds and Coach Lambeau is pulling every string possible to have his squad uncork the usual high class Green Bay brand this weekend. The Packers made their initial appearance in Gotham in 1926 and whipped the Mara-men 7 to 0. In 1929, the Bays sewed up their championship with a decisive 20 to 6 triumph...BRUDER SCORED TOUCHDOWN: In 1930 New York upset the Bays 13 to 6 but the following year Hank Bruder nipped a pass for a touchdown which gave Green bay a 14 to 10 victory. Last fall, the Packers started their slide from the top by taking it on the chin, 6 to 0. New York hasn't dropped a game on its home lot this fall and it would be a quite a feather in the Packers' hat if they could pull off the trick. Early in the season, New York smeared Philadelphia, 56 to 0, and then the Gothamites took Brooklyn, 21 to 7. After being away a week, Owens and company returned to the Polo Grounds and proceeded to knock off Portsmouth, Boston and the Chicago Bears, three of the strongest elevens on the post graduate gridiron, on successive Sundays. Every club has a letdown and the Bays expect to pull the trick this weekend. At least, that is the talk among the players, all of whom seem to be developing a winning complex again and, if the squad should get clicking on all eleven once more it is an even money bet that Bo Molenda won't be grinning from ear to ear when the final whistle toots this weekend. Arrangements have been completed for the Stapleton game on Thanksgiving day and the Staten Islanders are promising to greet the Bays with other things than turkey legs a week from Thursday. Dan Blaine and his associates are counting on Green Bay to attract the largest crowd of the season at Thompson's "lumber yard" stadium.
PACKERS GET NEWS BARRAGE FROM SCRIBES
NOVEMBER 22 (New York) - These are busy days for Coach E.L. Lambeau and his Packers. Between morning workouts, afternoon blackboard talks and personal appearances at newspaper offices and broadcasting stations, the Green Bay footballers are being kept on the jump. Tim Mara, owner of the New York Giants, is a kingpin when it comes to pulling strings along Broadway in a publicity way and he is going the limit to get Sunday's game before the public. As a matter of fact, the boss of the Giants expects Sunday's game to be his biggest of the season. Packer players are talking over the air nightly and appointments are numerous at the various newspapers. John Kiernan, dean of the Gotham columnists, went into a huddle with Coach Lambeau, Bob Monnett and Buckets Goldenberg Tuesday afternoon. This was an exceptional honor, because as a rule Kiernan doesn't bother with interviews. However, he has always had a soft spot in his heart for the Packers and each fall goes out of his way to talk "turkey" with several of the players. It was Kiernan who last year pictured the Packers as the most colorful professional aggregation in the country...CUT FANCY CAPERS: This morning the Bays went through their practice stunts before a battery of cameras which included photomen from three of the leading papers and two of the newsreel services. The Bayites cut loose with some fancy stuff while "stills" and "actions" were snapped of nearly every member of the squad including Trainer Bud Jorgenson as he dashed around with water bottles and other implements of his profession. From present indications there will be several notables on the Packer bench Sunday afternoon at the Polo Grounds, as Jimmy Crowley, the Fordham coach, intends to park at Curly Lambeau's elbow all during the game. Here in the east the line between college and professional football isn't so tightly drawn as it is in the Western conference area. George Little, who formerly coached at Wisconsin and is serving as athletic director at Rutgers, will also be among those present with the Packer reserves. Rutgers is playing at Princeton on Saturday and Little sent word to the Green Bay management that he would like to get another "closeup" of professional football. Coach Lambeau was more than glad to grant his request. We can remember the day in Milwaukee when Little attended a "stopover" banquet for the Packers when the team was en route east and he ducked the camera as he didn't want to stir up a hornets' nest among the powers-that-be at Madison...HOTEL MAN DROPS IN: Tom Coleman, the house officer at the Lincoln hotel, where the Packers stopped previous to this year, dropped in Monday night to say hello to the boys. He made the rounds, shaking hands with all the veterans and being introduced to the newcomers. Coleman kept on looking around and finally asked, "Where is Lew and Jug?" When told they were not with the Packers this year, Coleman said: "Maybe that's why you aren't cutting the buck like in the olden days." Thus you can see that even New York has its drug store coaches. The Packers are smoking heavier these days as Lavvie Dilweg broke loose with a healthy supply of cigars and cigarettes in honor of the new arrival in his family. If Red Dunn has only been on hand to holler "Daddee", the baby party would have been complete. More sport notables are staying at the Victoria, and a number of the Packers have been introduced to Willie Hoppe of billiard fame and Midget Wolgast, the pint sized boxer who has recently returned from a European tour. Gus Sonnenberg, the wrestler who was on the Packer bench when the Bays met the Cardinals in Chicago several weeks ago, took it on the chin at the hands of Jim Browning Monday night, and he was brought back to the hotel much worse for the wear. A couple of Packers went up to the room with him and helped to make Gus comfortable...STICK TO FOOTBALL: It was no easy task. The former Providence Steam Roller star remarked: "If you want something gentle, stick to football" and the Bayites agreed with him. Bob Monnett is suffering from a muscle strain in his right leg but he should shake this off before the whistle blows Sunday. The former Michigan State star right now is the key to the Packer attack and it would be a handicap if he couldn't strut his stuff against the Giants. Ben Smith, who went sixty minutes against Boston, hasn't been out to practice this week as he has a sore chest. Van Sickle is carrying on well despite his injured ribs and is putting in a full practice daily. The new players are working out nicely, although the timing is far from perfect as yet. Hinkle and Goldenberg are getting the drift of the holes on these formations and every one of the Packers thinks that the New York center trio will have to give ground or break a leg standing pat. More spectators are coming out daily to give the Packers the once over in their practice drills, but as the Giants likewise practice in the mornings, Coach Lambeau isn't worrying much about being scouted.
HERBER TAKES SLIGHT LEAD AMONG PASSERS IN NATIONAL CIRCUIT
NOVEMBER 22 (New York) - Arnold Herber, green Bay Packers' passing ace, has taken a slight lead in the struggle for individual aerial supremacy in the NFL. Herber completed 35 of 85 tosses for a 41 percent average and a gain of 435 yards. Harry Newman of the New York Giants gained 610 yards on 31 completed tosses in 84 attempts. Glenn Presnell of Portsmouth gained 544 yards on 31 completed passes. Benny Friedman of Brooklun has the best average, but played in only four games to complete 28 in 53. Ken Strong of New York was tied with Presnell for individual scoring honors when the latter gathered points last Sunday. Both have 55 points. Jim Musick of Boston, with 44 points, passed Buckets Goldenberg of Green Bay, who has 42. Cliff Battles of Boston continues to set the pace in ground gaining with 695 yards to 564 for Musick. Presnell passed Newman to take third place with 419 yards against Newman's 393.
SIX PACKERS ON CASUALTY LIST AT N.Y.
NOVEMBER 23 (New York) - If the game with the Giants were played today, Coach Lambeau would only have 16 of his gridders fit for action, as two of his guards, Mike Michalske and Lon Evans, still are on the hospital list along with the right ends, Ben Smith and Milt Gantenbein, and the right halfbacks, Hank Bruder and Bob Monnett. Aside from worrying about other things, the Packer mentor is bothered plenty about his casualties. Lambeau intends to shoot the works against New York and he wants to have his squad on edge for the combat but it is probable that two of the injured, Evans and Smith, will decorate the bench throughout the game. Another group of cameramen invaded Dewitt-Clinton field this morning and the Packers had to go through their practices again for the photographers were were "specials" from a couple of the leading Gotham dailies. One of the photographers camped right on Cal Hubbard's trail, because as he expressed himself, he "wanted to get the big guy bending over."...HEADS FOR CAMERA: Another member of the Packer squad nearly pulled a "Spears" on a cameraman. He warned the picture taker to clear out as the pass was coming near where he was parked but the "photog" who was built along the lines of a well known camera-ite on the Press-Gazette staff, didn't budge and started grinding his film. The signal was called and the end started to cut out and grab the pass. The signal was called and the end started to cut out and grab the pass. It seemed for a minute as if the ball player and camera artist were going to come together but the Packer receiver cut in fast and snagged the ball with his fingertips as he dashed by the photographer with only inches to spare. The last seen of Mr. Picture Man was his retreat outside the wire barrier around the practice field and he was looked daggers at everybody. The New York papers are beginning to give Sunday's game some space and the Giants' publicity agent is making it strong that Green Bay is the only team that won a professional football championship three years in a row. Nothing much is being said about this year's record, although Clark Hinkle and Bob Monnett are both getting considerable play as two of the best backfielders on the post graduate gridiron. News drifting down from the Giants' camp at the Polo Grounds indicated that Coach Steve Owen's greatest trouble these days is to check the epidemic of over-confidence that is sweeping the squad. The New York players think the Green Bay game is as good as won and some of them have started figuring their "cut" in the playoff game for the championship...FOUR GAMES LEFT: The Giants still have four games to play. After Green Bay, Tim Mara's men tangle with Brooklyn on Thanksgiving day and Pittsburgh invades the Polo Grounds Dec. 3. A week later, New York finishes its regular schedule by playing the Eagles in Philadelphia. The Packers and Dodgers should make it tough for New York but the other two games can be classed as "breathers". Steve Owen will have his full force ready to meet Green Bay as Casey Jones, one of the best center flankers in the league, is back in uniform after being on the shelf six weeks with a cracked collar bone. Jones has a fight on his job, however, as Al Reese, a made-over center from Temple college, has been playing brilliant football at the guard position. Reese is of the flying type of ball player and he is blessed with just enough "gab" to talk it up when things get dull...LEAGUE PLAYERS GATHER: Every night, the lobby of the Victoria hotel takes on the earmarks of a professional football players convention as members of the Giant and Dodger squads gather around to talk things over with the Packers and often Jack Reardon, Tom Thorpe and Spider Hennessey, three "big time" officials also sit in at the bull sessions. Assistant Manager Reed asked Coach Lambeau as he saw the players from the three clubs go into a sofa huddle if he thought the boys were talking over an NRA code and the Packer mentor replied: "No. I guess they are putting the league on the pan for the $2 a day meal allowance." About this time of the season talk about all star teams crop up and from the conversation heard between the gridders the selection of an all American professional eleven this fall won't be so tough. Nearly all the gridders agree on Presnell of Portsmouth, Battles of Boston and Strong of New York as three of the backs. The choice for fullback seems to rest between Musick of Boston and Nagurski of the Bears. So far as the Packers are concerned, Musick gets their votes as every member of the squad still remembers what happened in the Hub last Sunday. There isn't much agreement about the ends, as Hewitt of the Bears and Flaherty of the Giants appear to be the cream of the lot. Three tackles, Edwards of Boston, Christenson of Portsmouth and Hubbard of Green Bay, are outstanding. There is a free for all at the guard positions with Gibson of the Giants, Hickman of Brooklyn, Kopcha of the Bears and Hurley of Boston getting the most mention. Hein of the Giants and McNally of the Cardinals are most talked of for center with Randolph of Portsmouth drawing some comment. Evidently, from the Green Bay angle it is going to be a lean all America year but this won't make Coach Lambeau mad.
GIANTS STILL SAFELY AHEAD IN SCORING FOR NATIONAL GRID LEAGUE
NOVEMBER 23 (Columbus, OH) - Still leading the offensive pack in the NFL, the New York Giants lost four points to the second place Green Bay Packers Sunday but are still safely ahead with 170 points. The Packers, although defeated by Boston last weekend, boosted their offensive total to 148. Portsmouth kept pace but still is in third place with 107 points. Boston, by its scoring spree at the expense of the Wisconsin gridders, jumped into the fourth spot with 103 points and threaten to oust Portsmouth from its position. The lowest scoring team is the Cincinnati Red eleven, with only 25 points in eight games. On defense, the Brooklyn Dodgers are best, having held opponents to 34 points in seven games. The Bears are second best with 49 scored against them. The most abused teams in the league are the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Eagles, with 181 and 125 points, respectively, chalked up against them.
TICKET SALE IS LARGE FOR PACKER GAME
NOVEMBER 24 (New York) - The New York Giants' ticket office reports that the advance sale of tickets for the Green Bay game this Sunday is unusually heavy and Tim Mara, the owner of the Gotham professional eleven, is sticking to his prediction that the Packer gate will be the largest of the season at the Polo Grounds. If Coach Lambeau doesn't ever see any more news photographers, it will be soon enough. There has been a continual parade of camera men to Dewitt Clinton field and they step right into the practice proceedings and ask for this player or that to go through his paces before the lens. Of course the Packer pilot grants requests, but it gets rather annoying after three successive days of picture taking. Tom Thorpe, dean of the officials in the east, will referee the Giant-Packer engagement. In his college days Thorpe was a star halfback at Columbia. He serves as football editor for the New York Journal. Ed. Hastings, Cornell, will be the umpire while Ray Lynch, of Holy Cross, has drawn the field judge assignment. B.A. O'Hara, Massachusetts Tech, will be the head linesman. Cal Hubbard, who knows the officials nearly as well as the rule book, claims they are O.K...WEATHER IS FAIR: The Packers have had great weather for practice all week and members of the team are hoping that the "sunshine brand" will continue over the weekend. The cold snap folded up completely and warm breezes have been blowing in off the ocean. Few of the noon paraders who walk Seventh-ave. ever bother with top coats. As a matter of fact. the golfers are getting in a lick or two on the golf links. Thursday afternoon Coach Lambeau, Lavvie Dilweg, Charlie O'Connor and Paul Reed, the assistant manager of the Victoria hotel, engaged in a foursome over a top notch Long Island course. For the first time since they came east, the Packers had 22 players in uniform this morning. Every gridder participated in the workout and all except Hank Bruder and Lon Evans went the route in a two-hour practice session. Bruder's shoulder still continues to kink when it is used too much. Lon Evans' knee is mending slowly and in a pinch he probably will be ready for some action Sunday. Evans dislikes bench duty and he is even staying awake nights to hot towel his injury and hasten recovery. This is the kind of spirit that makes a gridder popular with the management. Lionel Conacher, crack defenseman of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, talked things over with Coach Lambeau and some of the players Thursday night. Conacher is one of Canada's greatest athletes and aside from hockey, he takes on a turnon on the football field and baseball diamond. Next year Conacher would like to stage an exhibition of Canadian football against the American type and he suggested that it might be possible to stage the show in Buffalo, N.Y., when the Packers were en route east. Conacher claims the Dominion brand is faster and he is in a good