NEWS AND NOTES
OCT 18 (Milwaukee) - George Lawrie, the head linesman, aroused the crowd's ire when he failed to call several glaring offsides on the Bears and had rather a
hectic time getting out of the park. As he walked off the
playing field, a crowd of about 25 fans surrounded him
and heckled him. One fan vented his ire by walking up
to Lawrie, hitting him squarely on the button, sending
him sprawling on his back on the ground. Lawrie got up
rubbing his chin, but made no effort to avenge himself...
When Clark Hinkle caught his shoestring pass in the
final minutes of the game and ran for a touchdown, but
then was called back for running out of bounds, the
crowd could no longer be held in check, and many Bay
rooters surged onto the field of play to protest the
decision. After play was resumed, the fans continued to
crowd along the sidelines, yelling encouragement to the
Packers and shouting not so kind words to the officials,
whose attempts to keep the crowd back were futile...In
fact when the gun went off after Joe Laws had crossed
the goal line for the Packer touchdown, the crowd filled
the playing field, and when Hank Bruder tried for the
extra point, several youngsters were standing intently
watching him about five feet away..."King Kong" Hewitt
again had a great time with the crowd on the sidelines.
If there is anything the big Bear end loves, it's being
heckled. However, on one play, he was having so much
fun yelling at the crowd that he almost missed it
entire. Hewitt was discovered on his back occasionally
last night, and Hank Bruder took him entirely out of one
play with a sweeping block...The shoestring "sleeper"
pass from Herber to Hinkle caught the Bears entirely
unawares. This play is not worked much in pro ball, and
everyone expected the national champs to notice Clark
near the sidelines, but they didn't, and had Herber's
pass been a foot lower, Hinkle would not have had any
trouble catching the ball and walking over the goal line.
As it was he had to jump high for it and fell out of
bounds after catching it. Hinkle was injured after he
caught the ball and was taken out of the game...Earl
Witte wanted to prove that Nagurski and Monnett were
not the only Minnesotans on the field last night, and he
did it quite proficiently. One time when the Bronk
busted through the Bay line on one his bone crushing
plunges, Witte came up fast from the secondary and
picked the Bronk right up in the air while he was driving
forward and threw him back on his back. Another time
when Ronzani was plunging through the line, Witte
charged into him and hit him squarely in the head with
his chest. Ronzani stopped, curled up and dropped to
the ground as if he had hit a stone wall...Several
Marquette alumni were in the game last night to show
their former fans what they could do. Lavvie Dilweg,
Packer end, was one of the most famous of these, but
Lavvie missed a beautiful chance to thrill his Marquette
rooters in the opening minutes of the game when he leaped into the air for a pass from Arnie Herber, but couldn't quite reach the ball. Gene Ronzani played a good part of the game for the Bears. Gene is another former Marquette gridiron hero...Rocky Wolf, Bear publicity agent, got his amusement last night by broadcasting over the loud speaker system and answering the crowd's taunts as fast as they threw them at him. Rocky is as rabid a Bear fan as any Green Bay residents are for the Packers, and he liked to make them look good in his broadcast. He had the Bronk taking the ball for substantial gains throughout the evening, when most of the time one of the Bear backs had taken the ball and perhaps lost a yard. Some fan asked him near the end of the game: "Say, who's the other team on the field." Rocky always had a quick answer ready...Jack Manders did good enough last night, but he didn't have a perfect record. Rocky had been telling of the exploits of the Minnesota fullback and his educated toe, when he came into the game to kick a field goal. After getting all set for the kick, the ball was snapped and Manders rolled it along the ground to Monnett, who was standing under the goal posts. However, Jack revenged himself later by kicking another field goal from a difficult angle and then getting himself a point after touchdown...Joe Laws went like a house-a-fire against the Bears. Every time he took the ball he was good for substantial yardage, and when that last yard was needed for the touchdown Joe went over left tackle standing up. He crossed the goal line without being touched. The running of Laws and Feathers was beautiful to watch, as both of these men are very shifty and have a sparkling change of pace...In the line it was hard to beat the work of Mike Michalske, who was knifing through and tossing Bear backs for losses at frequent intervals. When he wasn't through like a shot he could always be found in the pile around the runner somewhere. Norgard, at end, and Butler at center also did some good work in the line, Norgard giving additional evidence that he is learning the pro style of ball very quickly.
CHICAGO CARDS EXPECT TO WHIP BAYS
OCT 17 (Milwaukee) - Owner George Bidwell, Coach Paul Schissler and some 20 odd players of the Chicago Cardinals staged a night school session at State Fair park here last evening while the Green Bay Packers and Bears were tangling on the turf. Owner Bidwell had the right slant when he hired a big bus and moved his entire squad here to witness the postgraduate gridiron fracas. These recruits to professional football, seven of whom were listed on the 1933 All-Americans, got an "eyeful" as the Bays and Bruins went at it hammer and tongs. Some of the Cards were heard to remark: "They're cracking out there!"...PLAY PACKERS SUNDAY: This Sunday the Cardinals play the Packers at Green Bay and Coach Schissler, along with the players, had notebooks out and were jotting down nearly every move Coach Lambeau's hirelings made. The passing of Herber and Michalske's brilliant line play came in for some heavy penciling from the Cardinals. Between halves Schissler was cornered for a question or two while Owner Bidwell stood close by apparently to act as censor. The Card mentor was asked about what happened last Sunday when the Bears took his club into camp by a 20 to 0 score and he replied: "We slipped a bit when the going was toughest", and he added "you want to remember I have the youngest club in the National league."...WARNS COACH LAMBEAU: Continuing Schissler said: "We are looking better at every start and I want to make a prediction right here that we will be on our game this Sunday at Green Bay. You can tell Curly Lambeau that he will have a battle on his hands from the opening whistle." Bidwell horned into the conversation with the remark that Homer Griffith, his star back from Southern California, would probably start against the Packers and that Pardonner, the great quarterback from Purdue, would be in the opening lineup. Bidwell sang the praises of Mike Mikulak, his big fullback from Oregon State, and went on record to the effect that he wouldn't trade big Mike for the "bone crushing Nagurski or Jack Manders of 'gifted toe' fame." The Cardinals will make the trip to Green Bay in a special car over the Milwaukee road, arriving at 10:20 p.m. Saturday. While in Green Bay the Cards will headquarter at the Beaumont hotel. According to Bidwell, several hundred Cardinals rooters will make the trip
PACKERS WILL MAKE FINAL APPEARANCE AT HOME ON SUNDAY
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will make their final 1934 appearance at City Stadium in Green Bay Sunday when they meet the star-studded lineup representing the Chicago Cardinals. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. A vastly improved backfield, including Iron Mike Mikukak, all-American of Oregon in the Pacific Coast Conference, is supported by a radically altered line, all calculated to give the Packers an unpleasant afternoon...PLAYING BETTER BALL: The Bays, however, have been displaying a steadily improved brand of football despite their recent narrow losses, and figure to repel the Cardinal invasion without loss of blood. Their confidence does not detract from the fact that Sunday's game will rank right along with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions contests as an ace spectacle of the season. The Packers picked up a few new injuries against the Bears last Wednesday, although Clark Hinkle was shaken up severely near the end of the game. Furthermore, Coach E.L. Lambeau may possible use Buckets Goldenberg at this regular quarterback post, as the stocky Milwaukee veteran has displayed rapid recovery from his recent leg injury. ..CAHN TO REFEREE: A competent set of officials has been announced by Joe F. Carr, Columbus, O., including Bobby Cahn, Chicago, referee; Meyer Morris, Rock Island, umpire; K.H. Harris, Duluth, head linesman, and G.A. Brown, Kankakee, field judge. Mikulak is not the only hard running back of national reputation who will appear here Sunday, as the Cardinals' lineup includes such names as Homer Griffiths, Southern California halfback; Roy Horstmann, Purdue halfback; Dave Cook, Illinois halfback, and Paul Pardonner, Purdue quarterback...EQUAL OF MANDERS: This Pardonner is supposed to be the equal of the famed Jack Manders for goal kicking accuracy, although the former Boilermaker star disdains assistance on all his attempts, never using the placement type of kick. While with Purdue, Pardonner rarely missed a point after touchdown via the dropkick method. Sunday's game will be the first of three 1934 meetings between the Packers and Cardinals. The next such event will occur Sunday November 18 at Milwaukee and the last will be in Chicago Thanksgiving day November 29...BUTLER TAKES U.S. JOB: Frank Butler, husky recruit center from Michigan State, has turned in his uniform to Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers as he has accepted a contract with Uncle Sam to serve as a levee engineer which provides for a salary check the year around. Coach Lambeau is sorry to lose the aggressive snapperback as he had all the earmarks of a topnotch professional footballer. Butler will be stationed near Chicago, it is understood, and he will probably be a bench spectator at all the Packer games in the Windy City. With Butler out of the picture, Coach Lambeau still has two capable centers to work with as both Nate Barrager and Red Bultman have been playing splendid football this fall.
PACKERS HOLD EGDE
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - Although the Green Bay Packers hold a topheavy advantage over the Chicago Cardinals in the 19-game series between the two clubs, there apparently is little to choose between the teams as they prepare to resume their rivalry here Sunday afternoon. Since 1921 the Packers have defeated the Cardinals 11 times, the Chicago team has taken six victories and two games have ended in ties. The Bays have rolled up 196 points to 121 for their opponents. The first contest between the Packers and the Cardinals, occurring in 1921, was a great struggle, and it ended in a 3-all tie when Paddy Driscoll of the Cards and Lambeau of the Packers booted goals from the field...FIELD GOAL BY MATHYS: Charlie Mathys scored a field goal for the Packers in 1922, but the Horween boys, playing under the name of MacMahon, proved a tough pair and the Cards took a 16-3 decision. There was no game the following year, and in 1924 the Cardinals handed the Packers the only shutout in the long series, 3 to 0. The Chicago team followed this conquest with another drubbing in 1925, 9 to 6. In 1926, when two games were scheduled, Red Dunn of the Cardinals took a personal interest in whipping the Packers, but the 13 to 7 win was destined to be the last Chicago victory for many years. The Packers took their first victory over the Cardinals late in 1926, Pid Purdy kicking a field goal to hang up a 3 to 0 decision. The rivals played twice in 1927, the Packers playing steady ball here to take a 13 to 0 game, and the Cardinals played inspired ball at Chicago to tie the Green Bay crew, 6 to 6. The Packers dished out the worst defeat in the long series to the Cardinals in the lone game between the teams in 1928, the score being 20 to 0...SCORE THREE VICTORIES: In 1929 the Bays were sweeping to their first national championship, and they dealt out three defeats to the Cardinals, but all victories came only after terrific struggles. The scores were 9 to 2, 7 to 6 and 12 to 0. Touchdowns by Lewellen and Dilweg subdued the Cards, 14 to 0, in the first game of 1930, but Ernie Nevers' powerful team came back fast to break a
string of eight games in which the Cardinals had not
beaten the Packers. The score of the second game
was 13 to 6, McCrary scoring for Green Bay and Nevers
and Belden getting the Chicago touchdowns. The Cards
handed the bays a nasty scare here in the first game
of their 1931 rivalry. After trailing 7 to 0 at the half, the
Packers swept back to score four touchdowns and
chalk up a 26 to 7 win. In Chicago, Nevers again led a
victory march for the Cardinals, 21 to 13...BRUDER
AND MICHALSKE: The Packers opened their 1932
National league season by walloping the Cardinals, 15
to 7, on touchdowns by Bruder and Michalske, an extra
point by O'Boyle, and a Chicago safety. Hill got all the
Card points, Then Johnny Blood ran wild at Chicago to
give the Bays a 19 to 9 win. He scored two touchdowns
and Hinkle got another. O'Boyle kicked one extra point.
Cardinals scoring came on Moynihan's touchdown,
Hill's extra point and a safety against the Bays. The teams met but once last season, with the Packers hanging up their third consecutive victory, 14 to 6. Nesbitt got the lone Cardinals touchdown. Monnett and Hinkle went over for the Packers, and extra points were scored by Monnett and Grove.
IRATE FAN TAKES PUNCH AT OFFICIAL
OCT 19 (Milwaukee) - At least one irate Green Bay Packer follower through that George Lawrie, head linesman, was too busy posing for the photographers to catch the numerous offsides and waited until after the game to put emphasis to his beliefs. The emphasis consisted of a solid right hand punch to the officials' jaw, flooring him. By the time he got up, the fan had bounded through the gate. Whereupon a wag remarked: "Just another offside you missed, Lawrie."
SCHISSLER EXPECTS HARD GAME AT GREEN BAY
OCT 19 (Chicago) - Chciago's two professional football teams face contrasting assignments Sunday but the coaches of both are determined to be prepared for any emergency. The Cardinals, who invade Green Bay, expect one of their hardest battles of the year, while the Bears meet Cincinnati, last place club in the National league, at Wrigley field. It will be ladies' day. The Cardinals have engaged in daily scrimmages all week, except for Monday, which was given over to reflection on the defeat at the hands of the Bears Sunday. Coach Paul Schissler said last night he is confident the offense, which made few gains against the Bear line, will show vast improvement at Green Bay.
PACKERS WILL MAKE FINAL APPEARANCE AT HOME SUNDAY
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will make their final 1934 appearance at City stadium Sunday when they meet the star-studded lineup representing the Cardinals of Chicago. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. A vastly improved backfield, including Iron Mike
Mikulak, all-American of Oregon in the Pacific coast
conference, is supported by a radically altered line, all
calculated to give the Packers an unpleasant afternoon..
.PLAYING BETTER BALL: The Bays, however, have
been displaying a steadily improved brand of football,
despite their recent narrow losses, and figure to repel
the Cardinal invasion without loss of blood. Their
confidence does not distract from the fact that Sunday's
game will rank right along with the Chicago Bears and
Detroit Lions contests are an ace spectacle of the
season. The Packers packed up few new injuries versus
the Bears last Wednesday, although Clark Hinkle was
shaken up severely near the end of the game. Coach
E.L. Lambeau, furthermore, may possibly use Buckets
Goldenberg at his regular quarterback post, as the
stocky Milwaukee veteran has displayed rapid recovery
from his recent leg injury...CAHN TO REFERE: A
competent set of officials has been announced by Joe
F. Carr, Columbus, Ohio, including Bobby Cahn,
Chicago, referee; Meyer Morris, Rock Island, umpire;
K.H. Harris, Duluth, head linesman; and G.A. Brown,
Kankakee, field judge. Mikulak is not the only hard
running back of national reputation that will appear here
on Sunday, as the Cardinals' lineup includes such
names as Homer Griffith, Southern California halfback;
Roy Horstmann, Purdue halfback; Dave Cook, Illinois
halfback; and Paul Pardonner, Purdue quarterback...
EQUAL OF MANDERS: This Pardonner is supposed to
be the equal of the famed Jack Manders for field goal
accuracy, although the former Boilermaker star disdains
assistance on his attempts, never using the placement
type of kick. While with Purdue Pardonner rarely
missed a point after touchdown via the dropkick method.
Sunday's game will be the first of three 1934 meetings
between the Packers and Cardinals. The next such
event will occur Sunday, Nov. 18 at Milwaukee, and the
last will be in Chicago Thanksgiving day, Nov. 29...
BUTLER TAKES U.S. JOB: Frank Butler, husky recruit
center from Michigan State, has turned in his uniform to
Coach Lambeau of the Packers as he has accepted a
contract with Uncle Sam to serve as a levee engineer
which provides for a salary check the year round. Coach
Lambeau is sorry to lose the aggressive snapperback as he had all the earmarks of a topnotch professional footballer. Butler will be stationed near Chicago, it is understood, and he will probably be a bench spectator at all the Packer games in the Windy City. With Butler out of the picture, Coach Lambeau still has two capable centers to work with as both Nate Barragar and Red Bultman have been playing splendid football this fall.
BOB MONNETT LEADS SCORERS
OCT 19 (New York) - Beattie Feathers, elusive halfback of the Chicago Bears, has stepped out so far ahead of his rivals for ground gaining honors in the National Professional Football league that it hardly looks like a race. Feathers has gained 511 yards so far in 47 attempts, averaging 11 yards every time he has carried the ball. Warren Heller of Pittsburgh is second with 364 yards in 82 tries for a four yard average. Swede Hanson of Philadelphia has averaged six yards a try, gaining 325 yards on 52 attempts. Heller, however, is among the passing leaders, having gained the high total of 377 with his aerials. Arnold (Flash) Herber of Green Bay and Harry Newman of the New York Giants, his rivals, have been more consistently successful with their tosses, however. Bob Monnett of Green Bay, league leading scorer with 28 points, also leads in field goals with four. George Lawrie, head linesman, who let Hewitt and the Bears' centers get away with everything but the rule book when it came to being offside. So, mates, we'll stick to our prediction that the Lions are the team to beat for the title and that Bears WILL slump and will do well to break even in their last six games of the season.