NEWS AND NOTES
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Detroit, with a team that was big and fast, was the aggressor throughout in the game with the Packers here Sunday. The Lions got the jump on almost every play, often cracking a little faster, and probably a little harder than the Bays, despite the fact that the Bays outweighed them...Attired in natty
uniforms, the Lions presented a splendid picture when they raced across the field before the game. Their head gear and pants were silver and shirts blue...Detroit men never loafed at any time. When they came into the game or departed they raced off the field. It made an excellent impression. Emerson, a big, hard-hitting guard, was injured on one play but he raced off the field when he was replaced. He collapsed on the sidelines under the pain of exerting himself to run off...William McKalip, former Oregon State end, did a nice job at a Detroit wing. He got down on punts like a streak, avoiding Packer halfbacks time after time as they made futile, and sometimes sluggish, attempts to block him out...John Schneller, former Wisconsin end, whose home is at Neenah, turned in a good game. Coach Potsy Clark alternated his ends throughout the game, using four men. None were weak...The Bay tried hard to get steamed up to the occasion and at times succeeded, only to have fumbled wreck the attack. The slips seemed to take the heart out of them..Bert Noblet, athletic director of the Michigan School of Mines, sat on the Lions' bench with Coach Clark. Noblet's team played St. Norbert college at De Pere Saturday and the coach and the boys remained over for the game. Noblet played football under Coach Clark at Michigan State several years ago...Green Bay fans haven't seen punting that could compare with
that of Frank Christensen, Detroit back, since Lewellen
was in his prime. He booted them far and high...The
Green Bay-Fort Howard kickers won from Appleton, 2
to 0, in a soccer game played between halves of the
football contest. It was a fast, interesting encounter with
the local men having the edge most of the time in the
abbreviated tussle...Talk about your American interest
in sport! Fans came to a football game, heard a radio
broadcast of a World Series during intermissions and
watched a soccer battle, all in the same afternoon.
CINCINNATI MEETS GREEN BAY SUNDAY IN
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - The only team headed by two
playing coaches, the Cincinnati Reds of the NFL, will
meet the Green Bay Packers Sunday at City stadium.
The Reds' lineup contains several former stars of the
Chicago Bears and New York Giants. The Green Sox
baseball team, Wisconsin State League champions,
will be guest of the Packer management at the game,
after which they will gather around the festive board at the Beaumont hotel for their third consecutive annual victory banquet, at which the 1934 pennant will be presented...LAWRIE TO REFEREE: Officials for the football game will be George Lawrie, Chicago, referee; Meyer Morris, Rock Island, umpire; George Johnson, Chicago, head linesman; and Earl Wyman, Oshkosh, field judge. It will be the first appearance here this season by Lawrie, Johnson and Wyman. Lawrie has been working in the National league for a dozen years, while Johnson, who managed the Rock Island Independents back in the early 20's, now is a member of the American Association baseball umpiring staff. Incidentally, it is understood that Johnson and Cal Hubbard, former Packer tackle, who also umpires in baseball, are in line for promotion to major league staffs next year. Sunday's game will be the first time in gridiron history that a team representing Cincinnati has appeared here. Outstanding among the veteran players the team carries is big Cookie Tackwell, 218-pound end, who starred with the Bears in 1932. Tackwell is a Kansas Aggie man and has the goal posts range from great distance as a placekicker. Another star is Elvin (Tony) Feathers, Kansas State end and fullback, who has seen professional football experience with Cleveland, Stapleton, Detroit and the New York Giants. Feathers has been rated one of the best backs in the country...MOONEY GREAT KICKER: Among other Reds' end are Cole Wilging, Xavier ace, who is making his debut in the pro game, and Jim Mooney, who Cincinnati fans claim is the longest punter in the National league. They say Mooney never has been outkicked either in college or professional football. He is a Georgetown graduate and served for a time as assistant coach at Columbia. Mooney will do all of the Redlegs' punting Sunday. Cincinnati carries an experienced and speedy set of backs. Coach Algy Clark, of Ohio State, who is a great field general and a fine blocker, does most of the work at quarterback. Clark has seen service with Boston and Brooklyn, and his dropkicking already has chalked up points for the Reds. The fullback is Les Corzine, Davis and Elkins, who is playing his second season in the National league. Corzine's power rates him with Nagurski and Strong as a line bucker...FIRST YEAR WITH REDS: Packer fans will remember Lefty Vokaty, halfback, who graduated from Heidelberg and played professional football for Cleveland and New York. This is Vokaty's first year with the Reds. He teaches in Cleveland during the off season. Lewis Pope is the former Purdue halfback, who joined the Redlegs last season. While at the university, he starred with the Big Ten championship team of 1929, and he can do anything a good back is supposed to do. Halfback Gil (Pretzel) Lefebvre, who weighs 152 pounds, is the smallest man on the squad, but is constantly dangerous. He was with the St. Louis Gunners in 1932, and was one of the Reds' best ground gainers last season. Lefebvre never saw a college. Two western backs are Norris Steverson, Arizona State, who joined the Reds this season and already has won fame as the fastest man on the squad; and Brute Mulleneaux, University of Arizona fullback who was with the Giants in 1932. Mulleneaux is one of the hardest blockers on the squad. The list of backs is completed by Tom Bushby, a Kansas State veteran who is just breaking into the professional game...TWO GOOD CENTERS: The Redlegs are well padded at the center position, where Sheriff Maples and Bee Rogers hold forth. Rogers is a Notre Dame man who is thoroughly familiar with the Rockne system and Maples is a Tennessee product, rated one of the best centers in the country, who is getting his first taste of post-graduate play. Preparing for the Packer line thrusts, Cincinnati will bring five strong tackles here, and most of them probably will see action. Foster Howell, a professional freshman from Texas Christian, is one of the biggest men on the team and there also is Elser, of Butler, a 227 pound veteran. Other tackles are George (Sunny) Munday of Emporia, a former New York player who is one of the fastest linemen in the league; Ed Aspatore, who played with Marquette last season and is an exceptionally hard tackler; and Charles Zunker, 227 pounder from San Marcos Teachers, Texas. Zunker is one of the best tackles on the Cincinnati squad. The Reds carry but two guards although several of the tackles can double in that position. The guards are Biff Lee, 225 pounder from Oklahoma, who is best on offense, and Coach Wimpy Caywood, of St. John's, Oklahoma, who has 10 years' service in the professional game behind him. He was with Benny Friedman for seven years, and has played with Detroit, Cleveland and New York.
PACKERS STILL HAVE BEST PASSING MARK IN
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - Defensively, the Detroit Lions and
Chicago Cardinals are compiling the most impressive
records in the NFL. The Cardinals, permitting only one
touchdown in three games, have held the opposition to
an average of 103 1/3 yards per game. Detroit's average
on the defensive is 126 1/2 yards but the Lions have
blanked the opposition in the three games they have
played. The Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Pirates hold
a wide edge on the offense. The Bears, like the Lions,
undefeated in three games, have averaged 294 yards
per game, while the Pirates' average is 251 yards in five
games. The Bears have scored 66 points against 49 for
Green Bay, the runner-up in that department. Green
Bay has the best passing average with 18 completed
out of 39 attempted.
GOLDENBERG IN HOSPITAL WITH INJURED KNEE
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - In an effort to return to victory row
after his team's disappointing 3-0 defeat by the Detroit
Lions last Sunday, Coach E.L. Lambeau drove his team
through extra practice sessions again this week,
preparing for the first invasion of the Cincinnati Reds.
The Packers came out of the Detroit fracas in fair shape
although Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg is resting in St.
Mary's hospital with a severe gash on his left knee, and
is not a certain starter for Sunday. Buckets ran Cadell
of the Lions out of bounds after the Detroit back
received a long forward pass, and picked up a cleat
slice in the process. The Bays have been lucky this
year in staying out of the hospital, and Goldenberg
hopes to rejoin the squad before the end of the week,
but it is doubtful whether he will be able to do so. He
was laid up for six weeks during his college days with a
similar injury, and so he is taking the best of care of his
present hurt...WANTS MORE FIGHT: Realizing that the
team lacked fight and pep last week, Lambeau tried to
instill both in his players before the Cincinnati game,
which is designed again to raise the Bay percentage
above the .500 mark. He also stressed the squad's
forward passing attack, with indications that footballs
will be rained all over the field Sunday. A considerable
portion of the crowd who witness the Packer-Red game
here Sunday will go wearing sweaters, as between 30
and 40 high school football squads will be present as
"paying guests' of the Packer management. The high
school students traditionally witness one Packer game
each season as unites, and with the prospect of a wide
open game for Sunday, their coaches are anxious to
have them see professional football at its flashiest. The
kickoff has been set for 2 o'clock.
OCT 10 (Columbus, OH) - The official scoring statistics
of the National league reveal that Bobby Monnett, the
Packer halfback, still leads the race, although not a
single Packer broke into the scoring column Sunday.
Monnett has a lead of nine points over Swede Hanson
of Philadelphia, who also went scoreless against
Pittsburgh last Sunday. In addition to leading the circuit
in total points, Monnett has booted the most field goals
with four to his credit. His nearest rival is Harry
Newman of New York, who has three, all gleaned
against Boston last week. Hanson's three touchdowns
give him a tie with Bronko Nagurski of the Bears in that
department, while Jack Manders of the national champs
has kicked six extra points to lead his speciality.
WINNER TO GET BONUS IN BEAR, PACKER
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - When the Green Bay Packers
meet the Chicago Bears in a game under lights at
State Fair park, Milwaukee, Wednesday, October 17,
they will have the added incentive of fighting for a
$1,000 bonus that goes to the winning players, Leland
H. Joannes, president of the club, announced today.
The Packer management wanted to have the game
count as a regular league encounter in the National
league standings, although it was booked after the
regular schedule was drafted. President Joseph F. Carr
of the National league ruled against this plan, however,
notifying President Joannes and George Halas, of the
Bears, that under league rules this could not be done.
He said that all clubs are limited a 13-game league
schedule this year. Each club may play as few games
as it desires, providing all in each division play a home
and home series with every team in its division, but
none may play more than 13 contests and have them
count in the percentage table, the president declared.
In order that the Bear-Packer struggle in Milwaukee be
more than an exhibition, the bonus plan has been agreed upon by officials of the Green Bay and Chicago clubs, President Joannes said. There is plenty of rivalry between the clubs, and it probably would be an outstanding attraction, even if it was not a league encounter, and there was no bonus. With the added incentive of a $1,000 bonus to the winners, it should be even more sensational, the president believes. The bonus will be in addition to the salary arrangements made with both clubs and their players for this game. Work of preparing the field for night football is expected to be completed today, the president said. A brisk advance sale has been reported and indications point to a crowd of 10,000 or more. The Packers will leave for Milwaukee Monday, arriving there in time to work out under the lights Monday and Tuesday evenings.