NEWS AND NOTES
PACKER GAME SIDELIGHTS
OCTOBER 30 (Green Bay) - Ten gallon hat, goatee and all, Walter Singler, accompanied by his wife, took in the game and seemed to enjoy it. After the contest he was recognized on the streets by many. Philadelphia, it is said, wanted Singler to sit on the Packer bench and call a "holiday" on those last period touchdowns...Johnny Blood ran far to one side of the field late in the game and the Packers were about to attempt a play from the shoestring formation. Roger Grove didn't get the proper signal and Blood from his position whispered: "No. 62, No. 62". Russell, who was standing in a position back of his own line, halfway between Grove and Blood, heard the former's whisper and called to the former Michigan State flash: "Blood says No. 62. Do you get it? Now let's play ball."...The boys were talking it up among themselves, especially at the start of the game, and it looked as if bad blood might crop out. There was some roughing in scrimmage, but the players kept away from fisticuffs...Cal Hubbard, on one play later in the game, demonstrated why he is a tackle without a peer. The big fellow boxed in his opponent and with a roundabout sweep, reminding one of a large scythe in a field of grain, he circled the opposing guard and piled both of the Philadelphia boys into the center of the line where he made certain they wouldn't get in the play. His ball carrier ripped through the hole for a nice gain...It was a great day football and the crowd and players both appreciated the break in the weather following several Sundays of rain and cold...Green Bay's high school band played during the intermission and made a formidable appearance in a march drill across the gridiron...Johnny Blood did the punting for the Packers at various stages of the game. He got off some good boots. Johnny gets a kick off quickly...When Hubbard intercepted a Philadelphia pass in the third period he hugged the ball to him and started to charge down the north side of the field. Joe Kresky, former Marinette star, tried to stop him - and was knocked cold. Kenneally also tried to pull him down, but was brushed aside. Three men finally pulled the big tackle to the ground...Larry Bettencourt started at center and saw considerable service. He played in the secondary in the 6-2-2-1 defense. His play was commendable...Kenneally, who has been playing professional football for some 10 years or more, performed at end for the Eagles and turned in a good jon. Kresky, a guard, also was a consistent performer for the Eagles. The invaders had the edge over the Packers in first downs in the opening hald, puling up five to four for Green Bay. The Eagles completed three of eight passes for 84 yards in the first two quarters, while the Packers made two of six good for 52 yards...It was "homecoming" for former Packer stars. Among former players on hand were Charley Mathys, Fee Klaus, Cub Buck, Myrt Basing, Sam Powers, Joe Secor, Norbert Hayes and Frank Desjardin...Englemann was hurt after intercepting an Eagle pass in the second quarter. He retired shortly thereafter but is expected to be in shape again in a few days...Lavvie Dilweg turned in some good blocking for the Packers. When Goldenberg caught the punt partly blocked by Dilweg, the end took out Kirkman with a neat swipe to let Goldenberg score...In the fourth quarter with the ball on the Eagle two yard line, Goldenberg fumbled. Rudy Comstock recovered for Green Bay, however. Incidentally, Rudy turned in another fine game at guard. He can always be depended upon to do his share, and a little bit more.
CURLY FINDS A PLACE FOR BUCKETS; HELPS CLUB
OCTOBER 30 (Green Bay) - Sunday's game with Philadelphia was just the right kind of "breather" before we start on our road trip against the Chicago Cardinals next Sunday. It was just tough enough to be a good workout, but not so tough that we couldn't take it in stride. It's as much a problem, you know, to keep a pro team up Sunday after Sunday as it is to keep a college eleven up Saturday after Saturday. The things that affect the mental attitude of a college team, and of which we hear so much, also affect a pro team. So a break in the schedule like this is always welcome. Our general play suffered, perhaps, because of the letdown, but we expected that. We didn't block the way we did, for instance, against the Bears, or we didn't tackle as cleanly. And we fumbled. But none of these slips were at all discouraging. They just had to be. They were part of the general easing up all around. Hinkle made his debut as a halfback for us and I think showed that he can fit in anywhere in the backfield. The shift was made in order to get more out of Buckets Goldenberg. Hinkle and Goldenberg are both too valuable to alternate at fullback. They both belong in the ball game at the same time. I think we're stronger because of the shift. I liked Monnett's work at halfback again. He handles himself more like a pro league veteran than a first year man, and from what he has shown in the last few games I wouldn't hesitate to put him in the lineup regardless of the situation, either offensively and defensively. In Monnett, Goldenberg and Hinkle, who joined us only last year, I think we have three of the best young backs in the league. They'll raise a lot of trouble around before they finally hang up their shoes. With Sunday's game out of the way, we swing into the really hard part of the schedule. We hit the road, and on the next four Sundays play the Chicago Cardinals, Portsmouth, Boston and the New York Giants. It is bad enough to face four such teams on four successive weeks at home, but it becomes worse when you have to play them on their home lots. We'll be at our full strength to start the invasion anyway. Herber, who did not play Sunday because of a bad foot, ought to be ready again next week, and Bruder, who has been down with the flu, ought to be fully recovered. They can't be well soon enough, however, because we'll need them.
PACKERS BEGIN PREPARING FOR CARDINAL TILT
OCTOBER 31 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau sent his Green Bay Packers through a stiff drill this morning, and surveyed the squad with respect to possible injuries while pointing for the game with the Chicago Cardinals, scheduled for Wrigley field next Sunday afternoon. The team came out of the Philadelphia contest with a minimum of injuries, and Lambeau hopes to have his squad intact for the Cardinal game. Successive close beatings by the Bears and Brooklyn have left the Cards in anything but a receptive frame of mind and the Green Bay coach expects that his full strength will be needed to halt Joe Lillard, Dick Nesbitt and the rest of the Chicagoans. Englemann, who hooked a pass and got away for a 55 yard touchdown spring against the Eagles, came out of the game with an injured shoulder, but has five days in which to give the injury the attention it deserves. Hank Bruder, once again in uniform, sat on the bench Sunday, but Coach Lambeau did not care to take any chances, and the ailing back participated in the game only as did the other 4,000 spectators. Arnold Herber also was on the bench, but he was in civilian clothes and his injured ankle required the support of a crutch. Herber's passing was not needed in the Philadelphia contest, as Bob Monnett got off ten neat tosses, six of which were completed to a variety of receivers, and none intercepted. Hinkle, Grove and Blood also tried their hands at flipping the ball, with less success. Goldenberg, who is building up quite a reputation as a "spot" player, happened to be in th4ight place twice Sunday, and as a result he now leads the National league scoring list. Buckets speared a pass which Monnett appeared trying to ground, and on another occasions got under an Eagle punt, which Dilweg had blocked partially. Both times the stock Packer fullback pounded through for touchdowns. Lambeau is paying less and less attention to his quarterback worries, as Blood and Grove are handling the squad in excellent shape. But for a few defensive lapses, and more than usual luck by opposition, the Packers would be leading the league today, instead of praying some team to last the full route against the Chicago Bears. The Packers will leave for Chicago Saturday, and make their headquarters at the Knickerbocker hotel. The game will start at 2:15 o'clock the following afternoon at Wrigley field, and the usual representation of Green Bay fans will be on hand to support the team. Only the amazing habit of the Bears to crash through in a belated rally, and the accuracy of Benny Friedman's passing arm handed the Cardinals defeats in their last two starts. Coach Schissler plans a vigorous comeback at the expense of the Packers, which he regards as an in-and-out team, vulnerable to breaks of the game.
MOTT IS RELEASED
OCTOBER 31 (Green Bay) - Buster Mott, the former
Georgia halfback, who joined the Green Bay Packer
squad this year but broke a bone in his foot early in the
year to keep him out of action, has been released to the
Philadelphia Eagles, it was announced today by Coach
E.L. Lambeau. Mott's injured foot is healing rapidly and
he is expected to report to Philadelphia in about two
GOLDENBERG ON TOP IN LEAGUE SCORING RACE
OCTOBER 31 (Columbus, OH) - Charles (Buckets)
Goldenberg, freshman fullback of the Green Bay
Packers, today leads the NFL in scoring, as a result of
the three touchdowns he scored against Philadelphia
last Sunday. Presnell, Portsmouth ace, has been
pushed down to second, and his spot is menaced by
Ken Strong, New York Giant halfback, who chalked up
ten points against the Chicago Bears and clambered to
third place. Cliff Battles of Boston is in fourth position,
Jim Musick of the same team holds fifth, and sixth goes
to Harry Newman of the Giants, all closely bunched.
The kicking accuracy of Bob Monnett in Green Bay has
kept him in seventh place, and Johnny Blood of the
Packers is in eighth. Ninth is a tie among Dade Burnett,
New York; Shipwreck Kelly, Brooklyn; Bo Molenda,
New York; Luke Johnsos, Chicago Bears, and Ken
Richards of the Giants, all of whom have scored three
touchdowns. The Giants lead in diversity of scoring, ten
members of that team appearing on the list. Green Bay
is second with nine, and the other teams are listed as
follows: Portsmouth and Pittsburgh, seven; Boston and
Bears, six; Brooklyn, five; Cardinals, four; Philadelphia,
two, and Cincinnati, one.
PACKERS' DEFENSE BEST IN NATIONAL GRIDIRON
OCTOBER 31 (New York) - Boston's high-powered
Redskins still retain ground gaining honors in the NFL
while the Green Bay Packers cling to the best defensive
record. Boston has gained a total of 1,804 yards in
seven games for an average of 257 5/7 yards per game
as compared with Portsmouth's average of 241 5/6, New
York's 239 3/7 and Brooklyn's 222 1/4. Green Bay has
permitted the opposition an average of only 149 2/7
yards per game as against 152 1/2 for Portsmouth, 165
1/2 for the champion Bears and 192 for Brooklyn. New
York leads all rivals in passing with 43 completions in
86 attempts and tops them all in total points with 147.
Green Bay with 127 in the only other club over the
century mark. Portsmouth has permitted the fewest
points, 30, followed by the Bears with 33.
CARDS MEET PACKERS
OCTOBER 31 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers and
the Chicago Cardinals, two of the oldest rivals in pro
football, will clash Sunday afternoon at Wrigley field. It
will be the nineteenth meeting of the teams in the series
which started in 1921. The Packers were victorious in
ten, the Cardinals in six, and two were ties. The Cards
are due in Chicago today from the east. Dr. David J.
Jones, president of the club, announced that the Nov.
12 game with Cincinnati at Wrigley field will be Ladies'
Day. Requests for tickets must be accompanied by
self-addressed and stamped envelopes, and must be
mailed to Dr. Jones in care of the Cardinals, Wrigley
BRUDER REJOINS PACKERS; FACES CARDS
NOVEMBER 1 (Chicago) - Hank Bruder, former
Northwestern field star, is expected to be in the Green
Bay Packer lineup against the Chicago Cardinals at
Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. Bruder was ill and was
not able to play against the Bears Sunday before last.
The fact that the Packers are favorites isn't worrying
Coach Paul Schissler and the Cards in the least, and
judging from the way they played the Bears, their
attitude is justified...IT'S LILLARD VS. HERBER: In Joe
Lillard, the Cards have as dangerous a back at Arnold
Herber, the spark plug of the Packers, for he can run,
pass, punt and kick from placement. The Bears didn't
stop him consistently and as a result had to come from
behind to win, 12 to 9. The Cards are preparing to use
everything they have, for they are definitely out as a
championship contender, and will take all kinds of
chances. A victory over Green Bay would go a long way
toward erasing those early losses, two of which were by
the margin of one point. In the matter of punting the
Cards have Lillard to match Clark Hinkle...SPEED IS
CARDINAL FORTE: The Cardinal line is almost as
husky as that of the Packers, but the backs are a few
pounds lighter on the average. This deficit has been the
biggest problem with which Schissler has had to
contend all season. He has overcome the lack of drive
by speed to a noticeable extent. The kickoff Sunday will
be made 15 minutes earlier than heretofore this season,
being set for 2 o'clock.
PACKERS-CARDS TO RENEW OLD PRO RIVALRY
NOVEMBER 1 (Green Bay) - The second oldest rivaly
between the Green Bay Packers and a National league
rival will be resumed at Wrigley field, Chicago, Sunday afternoon, when the Bays meet the Cardinals for the nineteenth time. It will be their only meeting of the present season. Of the 18 games played to date, the Packers have taken ten, the Cardinals have won six, and two ended in ties. Field goals by Paddy Driscoll and Curly Lambeau, one for each team, caused the 1921 tie decision, when the teams met for the first time. Driscoll's kick came in the closing minutes of the game, when the Packers were in possession of an apparent victory...LOSE 1922 GAME: The worst defeat ever suffered by the Packers at the hands of the Cardinals came in 1933, when the Bays lost, 16 to 3. The McMahon boys, playing in the Chicago backfield, pounded the Packer line to shreds, and only once did the Bay team score, on Charlie Mathys' field goal. The ever-present Driscoll hoisted over a field goal in the 1924 goal to give the Cardinals their only score, and the Packers lost, 3 to 0. That the game in which Cub Buck, Packer lineman who was the Cal Hubbard of his day, missed six or seven placements, and Tilly Voss, Green Bay end, ran 70 yards only to stub his toe before scoring. In the 1925 tilt, which went to the Cardinals, 9 to 6, a feature was a free-for-all on the field, in which Packer fans mixed freely. George Abramson of Green Bay kicked two field goals in the first half, but an allegedly illegal forward pass, Dunn to Driscoll, gave the Cards a touchdown. Late in the game Driscoll broke the tie with a field goal...TWO 1926 GAMES: The rivals met twice in 1926, which marked the Bays' first victory over the Chicagoans. In the first tilt of the season the Cardinals took a 13 to 7 decision when Red Dunn ran wild at Green Bay, after the Packers apparently had the contest well under wraps. At Chicago the Packers won, 3 to 0, on Pid Purdy's field goal. Green Bay began to have pennant aspirations in 1927, but the best they could do against the Cardinals was one victory in two games. The Chicago team was drubbed, 13 to 0, at Green Bay, but at Chicago, the Packers were held to a 6-all tie. The 1928 game, which the Packers won 20 to 0, broke Chris O'Brien's back as Cardinal manager. The Cards were favored to win, but Coach Guy Chamberlain's crew ran into stiff opposition, and faded under the pressure of two first half touchdowns. The team broke up after that defeat, and failed to complete the season...WIN THREE TILTS: Under the ownership of Dr. David J. Jones, the Cards were back in the race in 1929, but they took three close trimmings just the same. The Packers came out on top in the firs tilt, 9 to 2, and won at Chicago by scores of 7 to 6 and 13 to 0. The Packers were sweeping to their second National league title in 1930, but they could no better than break even with the Cardinals. At Green Bay the Packers won on touchdowns by Lewellen and Dilweg, followed by Molenda and Dunn's placements, but at Chicago the Bays' long victory string was snapped, 13 to 6. Belden and Nevers got touchdowns for the winners, with Nevers adding an extra point. McCrary got the Bay touchdown. Trailing by 7 to 0 in the first 1931 contest, the Packers went wild in the second half, and scored four touchdowns to win, 26 to 7. Rogge got the Cardinal touchdown, and Nevers booted the extra point. Three of the Packer touchdowns were scored by Blood, Lewellen go another, and Dunn kicked the extra points...LOSE IN CHICAGO: Nevers' sensational game at Chicago later in the season sealed the Packers' doom in that contest, 21 to 13. Nash and Bruder scored touchdowns for the losers, and Dunn kicked one extra point. Cardinal touchdowns were scored by Creighton, Rose and Kassel, with Nevers booting all three extra points. Green Bay won both of last years' games. At Green Bay the score was 15 to 9., Bruder and Michalske scoring touchdowns and Harry O'Boyle kicking a field goal for the winners. The Cardinal points came on a touchdown and goal kick by Hill, plus a safety. At Chicago the Packers won 13 to 9. Blood scored two touchdowns for Green Bay, kicked an extra point. Moynihan blocked a punt for the long Cardinal touchdown and Hill kicked the point.
CARDINALS SET FOR INVASION BY GREEN BAY
NOVEMBER 2 (Chicago) - The Cardinals will make their first home appearance against an out of town opponent at Wrigley field Sunday, when they face the Green Bay Packers in an important National league tilt. The only other game the Cards have played here brought them into action against the Bears on Oct. 15, when the powerful Bruins rallied to take a 12 to 9 decision. After two upsets in the east, the Cardinals are anxious to regain popular favor by trimming the strong Green Bay eleven, which has developed an in-and-out complex this season. As the Packers chalked up an impressive victory over Philadelphia last week, the Cardinals figure that they will catch the former National champions on the offbeat and administer the blow that will end definitely all championship aspirations of the invaders...NESBITT WITH TEAM: Dick Nesbitt and Swede Hansen, former Bear backfield luminaries, are expected to cause the Packers no little trouble Sunday. Both men have looked exceedingly well with the Cards, and the Chicago management has expressed high satisfaction with the deal which brought the backs to the team. Three former college pals will face each other on opposite sides of the professional scrimmage line. Mike Koken, Cardinal quarterback who has earned his spurs in the postgraduate game, will have little time to shake hands with his teammates of Notre Dame, Joe Kurth and Norm Greeney of the Packers. Paul Schissler, Cardinal coach who formerly taught football at Oregon, has been working this week to build up a strong defense against the vaunted Packer aerial attack. The Cardinals boast a veteran line, and are not worried about the Green Bay ground gainers, but they have a wholesome respect for the invaders' overhead prowess, and this has resulted in extra skull sessions for the Cardinal backs...HAVE VETERAN ENDS: Brute Kiesling, all-American professional guard, and Capt. Mike McNally, center, are two players familiar with the Packers' style of play, both having aided in previous upsets of the Bay team. McNally in particular has a habit of playing his head off when the Packers are providing the opposition, and Sunday's game is expected to prove no exception. Rogge, Creighton and Kassel are three veteran ends, while Williams and Gordon provide a brace of guards capable of playing 60 minutes of hard football. The Cardinal management expects a big crowd, as the Packers always draw well here. The weather in Chicago has been close to midsummer levels this week, and if rain holds off before the weekend, season attendance records at Wrigley field may be under fire.
GIANTS BEST SCORERS
NOVEMBER 2 (Columbus, OH) - Although the Green Bay Packers moved up to within 20 points of the New York Giants, the Gotham Gallopers continue to lead the NFL with 147 points. The two teams are the only members of the circuit to have crossed the century mark in scoring. Cincinnati, offensively, is the weak sister of the league as the Reds haven't counted a point in four league contests. Defensively Brooklyn in four games has allowed its opponents but 31 points while the Chicago Bears in six games have allowed 33 points. Philadelphia has allowed opponents the most points with 126 while Pittsburgh ranks second weakest with 118 counters for the opposition.
NESBITT BACK WITH CARDS FOR PACKERS
NOVEMBER 2 (Chicago) - Dick Nesbitt of the Cardinals will be available for action against the Green Bay Packers at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon, according to Coach Paul Schissler. Dick, who went to the Cards from the Bears a few weeks ago, made the eastern trip, but was handicapped due to a leg injury. The former Drake player hit his stride yesterday in drills. Schissler doubtless will depend upon him to punt against Clark Hinkle...HOPES TO CHANGE NESBITT'S STYLE: Nesbitt will play at fullback. In using him at that position instead of his regular role at halfback, Schissler is endeavoring to change Dick's style of hitting the line from running straight up to crouching. The coach believes this will enable Nesbitt to gain more ground. The Cards have been lacking in line drive due mostly to lightness of backs. Nesbitt, who weighs 203 pounds, has the necessary weight and speed as well...MAY JOIN ONE OF NEW CLUBS: When the club left for the east, Chuck Kassel, who has other interests here, was left at home under technical suspension, but upon the Cards' return he was automatically restored to the roster. To keep within the 22 player limit proscribed by the National league, George Rogge, veteran end, was released. Rogge, who came to the Cardinals three years ago, was a graduate of Iowa. It is expected he will join one of the three new clubs in the circuit - Pittsburgh, Cincinnati or Philadelphia.
PACKER BACKS IN POOR SHAPE FOR CARDINALS
NOVEMBER 3 (Chicago) - Despite a crippled backfield, Green Bay's football team today pointed for the Cardinal game at Wrigley field, Chicago, Sunday, hoping to start their eastern invasion off on the right foot with a victory over the Chicagoans. With only three backfield men in perfect shape, Coach E.L. Lambeau was in a quandary as to his starting lineup. All linemen are in good condition, but injuries have hit the backfield hard and often. Clark Hinkle, fullback, Bob Monnett, halfback, and Roger Grove, quarterback, are the backs who are in the pink, others suffering injuries that will handicap them if not keep them out of action...HERBER IS OUT: Arnold Herber is definitely out of the picture as an ankle is still swollen and he cannot put on a shoe. Buckets Goldenberg also has a leg injury that has kept him hobbling all week. Weert Englemann's injured arm and shoulder are giving him trouble and Johnny Blood has an injured forearm and hand. Blood probably will be able to play, however. Hank Bruder, who has been out two weeks with influenza, has returned to practice, although still weak. He will be able to play at least part of the game Sunday. The squad will head for Chicago over the Chicago and Northwestern railroad at 2:40 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The coach fears the toughest possible reception at the hands of the Cardinals as they have been losing games by small margins lately and will be in the mood to make trouble for the Packers...FOUR OFFICIALS TO WORK: Four officials have been named for the contest with George Laurie, Chicago, working as referee; Meyer Morris, Rock Island, umpire; Wildfred Smith, Chicago, head linesman, and Leroy Cigrand, Aurora, field judge. Both railroads running to Chicago will feature special excursions over the weekend, and it is likely that a considerable group of fans will follow the team for its only appearance this season against the Cards. The kickoff has been set for 2:15 o'clock.
CRUCIAL GAMES SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 3 (New York) - The Chicago Bears, unbeaten champions, open a three-game eastern invasion on Sunday when they oppose the Boston Redskins in a NFL game. The Portsmouth Spartans, only half a game behind the Bears in the western division race, meet the New York Giants, eastern leaders, in New York. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers will clash in Ebbets field, Brooklyn. The Philadelphia Eagles invade Cincinnati, and the Green Bay Packers oppose the Cardinals in Chicago in other league games listed Sunday. A new leader in both divisions is possible following these games. The Bears must win to keep ahead of the Spartans, and the Giants must also triumph to hold their slim margin of half a game on three other eastern clubs, Boston, Pittsburgh and Brooklyn. With the four pacesetters clashing two of the best contests of the season seems assured.
97 COLLEGES REPRESENTED
NOVEMBER 3 (Columbus, OH) - Ninety-seven colleges are represented among the players of the NFL. Big Ten schools furnish 40 of these players, by far the biggest percentage of any other section. Only one Big Ten school has no alumni representation on the rosters of the ten major league football clubs, and that is the University of Chicago. Purdue and Michigan with seven of their graduates in pro ranks, along with Notre Dame, contribute more than any other single institution. Northwestern furnishes six, Wisconsin five, Iowa and Illinois four, Minnesota three and Ohio State two...SIX FROM ALABAMA: Alabama leads the southern schools in sending players up with six in pro ranks, while Southern California, Washington State and Oregon State, each with five, are strongest of the Far Western schools. From the southwest, Texas has sent up five. Grouped in sending four to the circuit are Carnegie Tech, Davis-Elkins, Marquette, Nebraska, Syracuse, St. Mary's of California, Kentucky, Grove City, Holy Cross, Butler, Tennessee, Chattanooga, W. and J., and Emporia Teachers. The balance comes from widely scattered spots and little known schools such as Milliken, Luther, W. Liberty, Monmouth, Simpson, St. Regis, Knox and numerous other institutions better known.
CARDINALS GET CRIPPLES READY FOR PACKERS GAME
NOVEMBER 3 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals, for the first time in three weeks, expect to have full strength against the Green Bay Packers at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. Hounded by ill luck because of injuries before and during games, the Cardinals believe they are due for a break. In the Boston and Brooklyn games, its last two contests, Joe Lillard played a total of 35 minutes. In the Boston game, he was hurt in