NEWS AND NOTES
PACKER GAME SIDELIGHTS
OCTOBER 16 (Green Bay) - Rain that started to fall shortly before game time cut the crowd. Those that attended got their money's worth of wide open football and spectacular plays. Off and on during the fray it drizzled but to the fans it was just another one of those things and didn't dampen their ardor...Ben Smith got a laugh out of the crowd when he handed the ball back to one of the officials after it had gone out of bounds on the north side. The player reached around from back of the official and plunked the oval into the latter's stomach causing that worthy to grunt...There was dead silence when it was announced over the public address systems that Molesworth of the Bears had galloped some 65 yards for a touchdown in the game against the Chicago Cardinals. A hearty cheer arose when the announcer followed with: "But the Bears were offside and the play didn't count."...Monnett did some fancy stepping on his first run for more than 20 yards when he pranced along the sidelines but kept his footing and stayed within the field. He had excellent blocking all along the line but was finally dragged down when he lost his balance...The Fond du Lac drum corps paraded between halves and was given quite a hand for its maneuvers. The men were dressed in gold colored jackets, white trousers and black boots, set off with flashing helmets...Two little boys were standing near the hamburger tent on the southeast side of the grounds when the Pittsburgh team filed back on the field for the second half. "Why don't youse Pirates fight?" one of them asked. Several of the players grinned but no one answered the query...Buckets Goldenberg, as usual, did excellent work. The Milwaukee boy will be able to but the City Hall for a song if he keep up. His pass interception and long run for a touchdown was spectacular. For a huge athlete Buckets handles himself with the skill of a Pavlowa and the crushing impressiveness of a box car...Hinkle's drive over the line for the first touchdown was a power play that was a pretty thing to see. The former Bucknell star slashed into the pile of linemen and through for the counter with plenty of yardage to spare...Cal Hubbard still knows his football. One of the Packer kickoffs went sailing down the field but Pittsburgh was technically at fault and the officials were about to rule another kick. "Wait a minute," the towering tackle bellowed. "How much time is there left?" he asked. When told the number of remaining minutes he agreed to another kick. The Pirates were penalized five yards and the game went on. Cal always has the rule book in his mind, and officials have to explain it to his satisfaction before there can be a penalty against the Green Bay team...Bob Monnett flashed to the front with a brilliant performance. The former Michigan State back turned in some nifty open field running. He carried the ball 15 times, gaining 93 yards, or an average of 6.2 yards per run...Some great blocking on the part of Comstock, Herber and Hinkle paved the way for a 31 yard run by Monnett early in the game. They cleared the way around right end, taking out three men cleanly...Mike Michalske turned in the greatest block of the day when he took out tow men with one terrific lunge to let Hinkle make a substantial gain...Buster Mott had to retire early in the game when he injured an ankle. He is expected to be in shape in a few days, however...Dilweg and Smith saw most of the service at wings. Both were impressive, catching passes and on defense. Bruder figured only in a few plays. He scored a touchdown on a 52 yard run but became nauseated and had to leave the game.
LAMBEAU IMPRESSED WITH PACKER BLOCKING
OCTOBER 16 (Green Bay) - There was much to savor for me in Sunday's decisive victory over Pittsburgh. More than anything else, however, was the blocking. When I mention blocking I don't only mean that done in the open by the backs but particularly that done in the close by the linemen. The cross blocking in our line Sunday was some of the best I have ever seen the Packers do, and explains largely perhaps why everything worked so well. As an example of blocking, I mention there was that 67-yard run of Buckets Goldenberg after he had intercepted a pass. As Buckets sped along the north sidelines he picked up a fan of interference that cleared the way for him beautifully and enabled him to cross the goal without a Pittsburgh man even close. Cross blocking in the line was at its best when Bob Monnett scored a touchdown from the seven-yard line in the second quarter. I saw that play coming and it was a pleasure to watch the left side of our line work it to perfection. Monnett started at right end but cut back. Our end smacked in and pushed their guard toward the center of the line. The tackle took care of their tackle and sent him out. This not only let Monnett cross the line standing up but opened a hole big enough for the other backs who led interference for him to cruise through. The Packers were "on" Sunday, and I liked the way they hit. I have been naked whether it was good policy to "shoot the works" in such a game as this, particularly in view of next Sunday's meeting with the Bears in Chicago. I think it was, for several reasons. It didn't hurt a bit to run up that score on the Pirates. First of all the Packers never have much in the way of scrimmage through the week and here was an opportunity for them to cut loose. I am satisfied and the score shows that the plays clicked pretty well. Secondly, it must be taken for granted that a loafing team lays itself open to injuries. The Packers couldn't ease up without risking trouble. They had to be tense. Thirdly, Bob Monnett found himself in this game. Monnett finally has recovered from an early ankle injury and turned in some sweet running here Sunday. You can't keep that boy down. In my opinion the Packers will be well set for the Bears next Sunday.
GREEN BAY POINTS FOR GAME AGAINST BEARS IN CHICAGO
OCTOBER 17 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers began intensive practice work again today, pointing for Sunday's game in Chicago against the Bears. It will be the second battle of the year between the two teams, the Chicagoans having eked out a 14 to 7 victory in the closing minutes of the contest here a few weeks ago. The Packers believe Sunday's game will be a turning point in the National league race. Chicago's Bears are out in front with four victories and the Packers are two games behind. A defeat for the Chicagoans would put the Green Bay team only one game behind the leaders and within easy striking distance. Spurred on by two victories in the games here with Portsmouth and Pittsburgh, and the memory of that last minute defeat at the hands of the Bears, the Packers will be out to win Sunday, and win decisively...IN FAIR SHAPE: The Packers came out of Sunday's game with Pittsburgh in fair shape. Hank Bruder is laid up with a severe case of intestinal fly, but is expected to be in shape for Sunday. Buster Mott, halfback, has broke a small bone in the lower part of his left leg according to Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, and will be out of action for three or four weeks. After an x-ray yesterday the leg was placed in a cast. Quarterback Johnny Blood spent Monday in St. Mary's Hospital, his hand infected, but expected to leave that institution today and probably will rejoin the squad later this week. Grove and Herber handled the quarterback assignment without difficulty last Sunday, but Blood's experience is expected to prove valuable in the Bear game. The work of Bob Monnett was particularly pleasing Sunday, and he showed that he may be depended upon for regular service during the rest of the season. Monnett's slices through the tackles were executed perfectly, and several of his dashes paved the way to touchdowns...EXPECT BITTER BATTLE: In contrast to Sunday's wide open contest, the Packers are expecting another bitter defensive tilt at Wrigley Field, and the Green Bay line is being treated accordingly this week. The Bears have developed a disturbing tendency to rally this year, as displayed against the Packers, and as recently as last Sunday against the Cardinals.Special excursions will be offered at railroads and buses to Chicago and a large crowd is expected to follow the team. The Northwestern and Milwaukee roads are offering round trip rates for the weekend, and the Packer management expects hundreds, or perhaps thousands of fans, to be on hand from Wisconsin at Chicago.
NAME FOUR OFFICIALS
OCTOBER 17 (Columbus, OH) - At the insistence of the Green Bay Football corporation, Joe F. Carr, NFL president, has appointed four officials for Sunday's Packer-Bear game at Chicago, he announced today. Bobby Cahn, Chicago, will referee and he will be assisted by the following men: Gordon McNutt, Milwaukee, umpire; Wildred Smith, Chicago, head linesman, and George Laurie, Chicago, field hudge. Several National league clubs have requested that four officials be appointed for their major games, and indications are that President Carr will follow this policy.
PRESNELL SETS SCORING PACE IN PRO LOOP
OCTOBER 17 (Columbus) - Although Glenn Presnell,
Portsmouth quarterback, continues to lead the National
league scoring race, he has found a new rival in Charles
(Buckets) Goldenberg, Green Bay fullback, official
statistics released today reveal. Goldenberg scored two
touchdowns against Pittsburgh Sunday, and now trails
the Portsmouth star by three points. Presnell's three
field goals, six extra points and two touchdowns for 27
points assure him the league leadership for at least
another week. Third place is held by Ken Strong of New
York, with 21 points, and fourth is a three way tie
between Dade Burnett, New York, Shipwreck Kelly,
Brooklyn, and Bo Molenda, New York. Each has scored
three touchdowns. Goldenberg leads the league in
touchdown scoring, having crossed the last chalk mark
four times. The star extra point booter is Presnell,
although Jim Musick of Boston and Bob Monnett of
Green Bay are pressing him closely, with five apiece.
Presnell's three goals from the field top the league in
that department. Two field goals each have been kicked
by Joe Lillard, Chicago Cardinals, and Jack Manders,
BAYS AT PEAK FOR TILT WITH CHICAGO BEARS
OCTOBER 17 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Following of the
program hereabouts will again get a piece de resistance
on their football menu Sunday when the Chicago Bears
and Green Bay Packers play their second game of the
season at Wrigley Field. In an earlier game, at Green
Bay, the Bears scored twice in the final four minutes of
play to win, 14 to 7, but if they think they are going to
get away with a duplicate this week they're going to be
shaken - rudely so. Right now the Bays are hitting in
top form. The line defensive play has been superb all
season and in the last two games its offensive play has
been almost as good. The same holds good with the
offensive play of the backs. Right now the carriers run
as if they meant it and the backs, as a whole, are the
best blocking set the Bays have ever had...In Hinkle
and Goldenberg, the Bays have two great fullbacks.
Buckets, in college, was noted primarily as a blocker,
but after watching that boy lug the leather for Lambeau
& Co., the belief arises his abilities were not taken
advantage of in college. Sunday, at the Bay, Buckets
executed more perfect blocks than it has ever been my
pleasure to see a single man turn in. Time and again
he'd take tacklers - would-be tacklers out of the way
with a resounding smack. And the victims would go the way of all flesh, pick themselves up, look around to see where the army mule came from and shake their heads, wiser and sadder...Speaking of blocks, it would be interesting to know what Paul Moss, all-American end from Purdue, thinks of the pro blocking. Paul was in the game practically all the way and saw most of it from his rumble seat. Evidently Paul and Buckets don't care for the same kind of hot chocolate. Buckets was giving Paul a plenty all afternoon and on one Pirate punt nailed his rival with a dilly of a block. Paul got up and Buckets gave chase and was just about to let 'er go again when Paul smacked him one on the well-known Buckets' schnozzle. But right then and there the officials broke up the personal warfare and warned both to cut out the rough stuff. And did Buckets foam and froth for the next few minutes?...One of the most pleasing things to my point of view was the fine play of Wuert Englemann, the South Dakota jackrabbit. All season it appeared that Wuert was pressing - trying too hard - and was off his game. Sunday he was the Wuert of old. He made no less than a half a dozen tackles in the open, thrice after kicking off, and one when a Pirate ball carrier got away from Herber and was headed for a touchdown. He also carried the ball with his old vim, vigor and vitality, and, in addition, showed more blocking ability than at any previous time with the Bays. If Wuert has returned to the form of two years ago it will be just that more sugar in Curly's cup - for Wuert, when right, is just the type of backs that is letter perfect against certain teams and certain defenses...Football's a funny game. The Pirates' lineup was studded with stars. The team had played great football until meeting the Packers, holding a win over the Cardinals as one of their pet achievements, but Sunday the club looked bad...Try this some time at a game: Pick out one man who has been putting up a good article of ball and watch what he does five plays in a row. Sunday several of the boys on the press bench picked out Goldenberg, Quatse and Kurth in order. On the very first play, a kickoff, Buckets playing at end, rather loafed. Of course the fact that he was playing the outside position prevented him from going down pellmell, but he coasted just the same. On the next four plays he was in the thick of things, making one tackle, covering a pass receiver, blocking on a punt, and blocking on a play from scrimmage. In Kurth's case, Joe was watched on two offensive plays and three defensive. Offensively he opened a nice hole on one occasion (with a little illegal use of hands, by the way) and on the next held momentarily on a punt and went down the field for the tackle. Defensively he charged through fast three times and once nailed the carrier going around the opposite end. Quatse was watched on one offensive and four defensive plays. Only once was he taken off his feet - that time when he rushed in to block a punt and the blocker got a good shot at his legs. Jess, by the way, must be as strong as a bull - the way he was tossing blockers off.
CARDINALS BUY NESBITT; DROP TWO PLAYERS
OCTOBER 17 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals purchased Dick Nesbitt from the Bears, Dr. David J. Jones, Cardinal president, announced yesterday. Nesbitt will join the Cardinals immediately and will accompany the team on the eastern invasion, which starts on Boston next Sunday. He is regarded as one of the best punters in the National league as well as a good ball carrier. Nesbitt is expected to add driving power to the Cardinal backfield, one of its most pressing needs. Jim Bausch, Cardinal fullback, was released along with Homer Ledbetter, another back. The Bears will begin drill today in preparation for the first invasion of the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Wrigley field. Although some of the Bears carry marks from the Cardinal game, the squad is expected to be at full strength for the Packers. Next to the Bears-Cardinal feud the Packers and Bears' annual rivalry is the oldest in the National league. The teams first met in 1921, the Bears winning, 20 to 0. They did not meet in 1922, but have faced each other each year since. Sunday's encounter will be the 28th. The Packers have won twelve; the Bears, eleven. Four were deadlocks. Green Bay has accumulated 197 points to 187 by the Bears this season. One of the largest delegations ever to come from Green Bay will witness Sunday's game. Most Packer fans are expected on a special train.
PACKERS PREPARING FOR CHICAGO CLASH
OCTOBER 17 (Green Bay) - Bolstered by two wins in a row, Green Bay Packer professional football players were preparing to play their second game of the National league season against the Chicago Bears. The Packers started their winning streak two weeks ago when they defeated Portsmouth, 17 to 0. Playing against the highly touted Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, the Packers won 47 to 0. Coach Curly Lambeau feels that the team finally has reached its pace. Lambeau diagnosed the trouble in early season defeats as a weak center and his judgement has proven correct in the Portsmouth and Pirate games. The position was plugged with a new man, Larry Bettencourt, of Alabama. When the Packers met the Bears earlier in the season they lost on their own field, 14 to 7. Sunday's game will be played at Chicago.
BEARS SPURRED BY MEMORY OF PACKER BATTLES
OCTOBER 18 (Chicago) - Memory of the opening battle with the Packers in Green Bay spurred the Chicago Bears yesterday as they opened practice for their return engagement Sunday at Wrigley field. The Bears won that game, 14 to 7, by outsmarting the Packers on one play and outplaying them on another. Outside of that the 1932 professional football champions were the second best team that afternoon. When the Bear line outcharged the Packers to permit Bill Hewitt to block Arnold Herber's punt and carry it over for a touchdown and the winning points, it was the only time they were superior to the Green Bay line...GUARD AGAINST PASSES: The Bears are better now, but so are the Packers. Sunday's game will be a last ditch stand for Green Bay since a defeat would practically eliminate the Packers as a west division title contender in the National league. As the Packers are at the top in percentage of forward passes completed, the Bears are devoting their time to ways to prevent such tactics. Several players who in the past have humbled the Bears will renew acquaintance here. Among them are Herber, one of if not the best passers in the league; Johnny Blood, who is his equal as a receiver; Hank Bruder, Wuert Englemann, Milt Gantenbein, Clark Hinkle and Roger Grove, backs, and Lavvie Dilweg, Augie Michalske, Cal Hubbard, Claude Perry, Rudy Comstock, Art Bultman and Al Rose, linemen...PACKERS ROLL UP BIG SCORE: In addition several new men are on the squad, among them Joe Kurth of Notre Dame, Larry Bettencourt of St. Mary's, Cal., and Buckets Goldenberg of Wisconsin. That the Packers are clicking now is evidenced by their huge score against Pittsburgh, the 47 to 0 score being one of the largest registered in the league this year. Pittsburgh beat the Cardinals, 14 to 13, and last week the Cardinals led the Bears, 9 to 0, only to lose out 12 to 9.
STAHLMAN WITH BRUINS
OCTOBER 18 (Chicago) - Dick Stahlman, the 220-pound tackle who played with the Green Bay Packers a few years ago, has been signed by the Chicago Bears and will play his first game here Sunday against his former teammates. He was released by Green Bay at the close of the 1932 season.
COLD WEATHER PUTS SNAP IN PACKER DRILL
OCTOBER 18 (Green Bay) - Victorious in the last two
NFL games, the Green Bay Packers are preparing for
their first jaunt to Chicago, where they will play Sunday
afternoon against a wary Bear squad. The Bear team is
one of the few in the circuit not underestimating the
Packers' strength. Reports that the Bays are all through
in a football way, taken to seriously by Portsmouth and
Pittsburgh, were discounted from the start by George
Halas, owner, manager, coach and chief cheering
section of the Bears, who regards Sunday's contest as
one of the most important on his schedule. The Bays
will take off at 2:40 o'clock Saturday afternoon on the C.
& N.W. road and will arrive at Chicago that evening.
When they trot out on Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon,
several key members of the squad will be playing in
their first out-of-town engagement against the big, bad
Bears, but there will be enough experienced material on
hand to prevent recurrence of such mistakes as those
which cost victories in the Boston, New York and first
Bear games...SNAP INTO DRILLS: While in Chicago,
the Packers will headquarter at the Knickerbocker
hotel. Indications are that they will have plenty of
company for the number of fans following the team is
expected to much larger than last year. Many persons
have not even seen the Bays in action this fall, instead
preferring to save their money for the excursion to
Chicago. Colder weather put a snap into the Packers'
drill this week, and with injured members of the squad
responding properly to treatment, the team will be near
full strength when it meets the Bears. The game will be
the twenty-eighth meeting of the two traditional rivals.
The Packers are still smarting under the surprise lacing
the Bears handed them at the Bay in September, when
the Bruins rallied from under a 7 to 0 disadvantage.
Johnsos and Hewitt slid for touchdowns in the last three
minutes and what was billed as a thrilling victory
developed into an even more thrilling 14 to 7 defeat.
EXPECT BIG CROWD
OCTOBER 18 (Chicago) - Attendance records for the
season are expected to be broken at Wrigley Field on
Sunday when the Chicago Bears play host to the Green
Bay Packers in the 28th renewal of the NFL's most
traditional rivalry. With the sale of Dick Nesbitt, stellar
halfback, to the Chicago Cardinals, Gene Ronzani and
Johnny Sisk, former Marquette luminaries, have been
pressed into constant service during the week's practice
sessions, and indications are that both will see
considerable action on Sunday. The crowd at Wrigley
Field totaled 12,000 at last Sunday's Cardinal-Bear game, but the Bear management is certain that the figure will be surpassed, as the Packers have great drawing power here. Coach George Halas was pleased to heat that Joe F. Carr, Columbus, Ohio, league president, has named four officials for Sunday's contest. Three of the four, the Bear mentor noted, are from Chicago.
FRIEDMAN, NEWMAN BATTLING HERBER FOR PASS HONORS
OCTOBER 18 (New York) - A couple of quarterbacks who were all-America selections in their college days at Michigan, Benny Friedman and Harry Newman, are waging a close fight with Arnold Herber for the lead in forward passing in the NFL. Newman, in five games with the New York Giants, has completed 17 passes in 39 attempts for a gain of 353 yards while Herber, Green Bay star, has completed 27 in 57 for 371 yards. Friedman, now with the Brooklyn Dodgers, has a higher average than either of his rivals, completing nine out of 11 for a gain of 165 yards, but has played in only two games. Paul Moss, former Purdue end now with Pittsburgh, and Luke Johnsos of the Chicago Bears sets the pace as pass receivers. Each has caught nine, Johnsos for a gain of 153 yards and Moss for 143. Cliff Battles, former West Virginia Wesleyan flash, and Jim Musick, of Southern California, furnish two big reasons why the Boston Redskins have outgained all rivals. Battles has gained 447 yards while Musick with 273 is his closest rival. Joe Lillard of the Chicago Cardinals and Ace Gutowsky of Portsmouth, are next with 238 yards.
MUCH MORE SCORING
OCTOBER 18 (Columbus, OH) - The new NFL playing rules adopted in the interest of opening up the game are having the desired effect. Moving the goal posts back to the goal line and permitting forward passing at any point up to the scrimmage line has resulted in more field goals, more scoring and less tie games. Only one game in the twenty so far played in the major grid circuit has resulted in a tie, whereas last fall the percentage was about one in every three finishing in a deadlock. Field goal kicking has returned so markedly that nine three-pointers have been kicked. Last fall only three were made during the entire schedule of more than 50 games. In point scoring there is also a marked increase, fully 50 percent more points being registered now than at the same stage a year ago. There have been 471 points made in 20 games...TEAM HONORS SPLIT UP: Four clubs share the lead in team statistics. The Boston Redskins, by gaining 1,190 yards, have shown the most powerful offense, while the Portsmouth Spartans, by holding their rivals to 619 yards in five games, have the strongest defensive mark. At point getters the New York Giants with 116 are leading the circuit. The Green Bay Packers with 36 completed forward passes in 70 tosses have the best aerial record.
DOERING WILL RETURN TO BEAR DRILLS TODAY
OCTOBER 19 (Chicago) - With Bull Doehring, who was on the hospital list last week, ready for action against the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon the Bears' forward passing attack is expected to function at top speed. Doehring twisted his ankle in a practice game in Washington, but has been taking daily treatment. With the swelling gone he planned to join practice today. The news that Doehring will be available and the acquisition of Dick Stahlman brought a note of cheer into the Bear camp. They will be at full strength for the return engagement with the Packers. Coaches Halas and Walquist are looking for means to end Herber's success with passes. A large part of the Packers' yardage this year is directly traceable to Herber's arm. A slow start against the fast starting Packers would complicate matters, in the opinion of Bear coaches. In previous Bear-Packer rivalries the team which scored first generally has won. In 18 of their 27 games, the winner's score was only a touchdown better than that of the losers. Stahlman, a former Packers, was in uniform yesterday and went through the regular drill. He is 28 years old, is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. He started in the pro game with Pottsville in 1925 and the next year divided his time between Rock Island and the Chicago Bulls, which were members of the American league. Stahlman played for New York in 1927 and was also a member of the Wilkes-Barre basketball team. In 1928-29, he was on the Cleveland baseball roster. He played football the last three years with Green Bay and in baseball with Newark and Reading. Coach Halas will use Stahlman as a halfback.
INJURIES AND ILLNESS HIT PACKER TEAM
OCTOBER 19 (Green Bay) - With the squad in excellent mental but only fair physical shape, Coach E.L. Lambeau and the Green Bay Packers headed for Chicago today for the 28th renewal of the National league's most traditional rivalry with the Bears at Wrigley Field Sunday. Henry Bruder, dubbed "Hard-Luck Hank" at Northwestern University because of his ability
to pick up ailments at most inconvenient times, still is
confined to his bed with a touch of intestinal flu, and it
is doubtful whether he will be able to appear in uniform
Sunday, let alone start the contest. Johnny Blood, who
was suspended last week for breaking Packer rules,
had been restored to good graces and is back in togs,
ready to go against the Bears. Arnold Herber who was
banged up a bit is expected to be in shape to play but
Claude Perry, who injured his leg last Sunday may not
be able to start. He had been missing from drills this
week because of the injury...HANGURSKI WILL PLAY:
Clark Hinkle, Packer fullback, will enter the game with
a wary eye cast on the backfield, as Bronko Nagurski,
injured in a collision with Clark Hinkle at Green Bay
several weeks ago, will be back in the regular lineup,
Nagurski's face was disarranged and the line of his
nose re-routed, necessitating several weeks' rest. The
Bears' line has been strengthened considerably for
Sunday's tilt. Burt Pearson, veteran center who also
was injured at Green Bay, finally is ready for more
action, lifting part of the pivot burden from Ookie Miller. Oookie has been in the thick of the fight since Pearson was hauled to the bench in the Packers game, and will welcome the return of his partner. Richard Stahlman, Packer tackle of championship days, has been signed by the Bears and will make his first appearance with the Chicago team Sunday. Stahlman is well versed in Packer plays, and his presence in the contest may make it necessary for the Bays to dip into a huddle when formulating their attack...PLEASED WITH MONNETT: Coach Lambeau did not conceal his pleasure at Bob Monnett's fine showing last Sunday. Despite the fact that Pittsburgh's team proved unexpectedly weak, the flashy halfback turned in a brilliant performance, and Lambeau hopes that the Packer line will shake him loose for a few dashes Sunday afternoon. Mike Michalske, who has played guard ever since joining the Packers several seasons ago, was shifted to the backfield in yesterday's drill, and showed up well. Mike played fullback during his undergraduate days at Penn State, and is an excellent passer, getting plenty of distance on his tosses, and backs up the line in great shape on defense. Larry Bettencourt has been working hard in practice, and the new center is certain to share the pivot assignment with Bultman and Sarafiny Sunday. Sarafiny also has been drilled at tackle this week, to replace Perry if the latter is unable to play. Odds slightly favor the Bears. Fans have not forgotten the first meeting of the teams this year when the Packers, after leading for three periods, crumpled in the last minutes of play to permit two touchdowns and a Bear victory. The 14 to 7 decision proved lucky for the Bears, who have not dropped a game since. For the Packers, the contest has taken on a crucial nature, as the Bears rest undefeated atop the National league circuit while the Bays, tripped by New York and the Bears and tied by Boston must win Sunday to remain in the pennant race.
GIANTS LEAD IN SCORING
OCTOBER 19 (Columbus, OH) - The New York Giants by virtue of their overwhelming 56 to 0 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday continue to lead the pack in the NFL's team scoring race. The Giants have tallied 116 points against their opponents, being the only team to have counted over 100 units. The Green Bay Packers are in second place with a scoring record of 85 points. Defensively, the Brooklyn Dodgers with only ten points scored against them in two game, lead the league, although the record of the Chicago Bears with only 16 points against them in four games is more impressive.