NEWS AND NOTES
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - They were hitting for "keeps" in the Cardinal-Packer game here Sunday. Many men had the wind knocked out of them in body contacts. Bruises and sprains were numerous...Paul Pardonner, the former Purdue quarterback, looked like a midget
alongside of other Cardinal players. He is not more than
5 feet,6 inches tall, but is fast and shifty...Lavvie Dilweg
came in for the last play of the first half, and made the
tackle after a punt. On the first play of the third quarter
he pulled Hinchman down behind the line of scrimmage.
..Joe Kurth played a fine game at tackle for the Bays,
getting more than his share of tackles. Michalske's play
also was impressive...The Cardinals got possession of
the ball on what was ruled a fumble on one occasion.
Monnett tried to toss a short pass over the line of
scrimmage. Just as the ball left his hand, his arm was
hit. They ruled it a fumble, Field recovering for the Cards
...Jorgenson and Russell came together on one play
that knocked both out. Jorgenson charged down the
field and nailed Russell hard just as he received a punt.
Both were shaken up but neither hurt seriously...
Isaacson nearly broke Herber in two on a tackle after
Arnie had received a punt. The big Cardinal tackle who
weighs 275 smacked straight into Herber but the Bay
player bounced right up.
ST. LOUIS MAY BUY RED CLUB
OCT 22 (Cincinnati) - A conference of officials resulted
in the granting of permission to St. Louis interests to
purchase the Cincinnati franchise in the National league
if and when the Cincinnati club wishes to sell. Myron
Greentree, general manager of the Cincinnati football
team, said the franchise will remain in Cincinnati for the
time being, but that if the club loses money on later
home games this season it will be sold. The approval of
the possible sale was voted at a conference attended by
Greentree, Joe F. Carr, league president, and Chili
Walsh, St. Louis sports promoter.
BEARS AND PACKERS WILL FIGHT AGAIN ON
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears and Green
Bay Packers will meet for the last time this season at
Chicago Sunday, and the contest will be a do-or-die
effort on the part of the Bays. Some Packer fans, who
are believing that the Packers and Bears are scheduled
to meet again in December as in former seasons, have
made their plans accordingly, but the schedules of the
two teams show that next Sunday's meeting will be the
last of the year...PRAYERS OF DETROIT: The Packers
will enter the contest in good condition, despite the
severe shaking up they received at the hands of the
Cardinals last Sunday, and the prayers of the Detroit
Lions will go with them. Detroit, after pounding Brooklyn
28 to 0 last night, will meet the weak Cincinnati team at
Portsmouth, and is banking on the first defeat of the
Bears to give the former Spartans an undisputed grip on
first place in the western division. Indications are that
Coach E.L. Lambeau will shoot Arnie Herber right at the
Bears, following the Bay veteran's sensational forward
passing of recent games. Herber has been slapping the
ball on a dime, his passing leading to both touchdowns
against the Cardinals, when he completed six out of
eight tosses...GOLDENBERG MUCH BETTER: Very
likely Buckets Goldenberg, blocking quarterback, will
make his first start in several weeks for the Packers.
Goldenberg injured his leg and spent several days at St.
Mary's hospital. Recently he has been parked on the
Packer bench, but the injured member is now in good
condition and the husky back is expected to see action
against the Packers' most traditional rivals. Although
critics of the Bears have predicted every week that the
club was on the verge of a sensational crackup. George
Halas' team has rolled over all league opposition this
season, apparently as strong if not stronger than ever.
The Bears' great line play has been the talk of the pro
football circles, in addition to the excellent all around
work of Beattie Feathers, former All-America halfback of
the Tennessee Volunteers...MANY WILL FOLLOW
TEAM: Special train excursions out of Green Bay plus
the continuance of good weather, probably will result in
a large number of Packer fans following the team on its
most crucial road appearance. After meeting the Bears
at Wrigley field Sunday, the Packers will head into
eastern territory for the decisive lap of the 1934 season,
leaving the Bears and Detroit locked in a death grip on
western gridirons. Bay fans well remember how the
Bears slid into the championship by taking advantage
of the Green Bay-Portsmouth rivalry in 1932, and they
believe that there is a chance for football history to
repeat itself, provided the Bears and Lions cut each
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L Lambeau of the Bays
contends that the official score of the exhibition game
between the Packers and Bears in Milwaukee last
Wednesday should have been 10 to 7. He says that
Head Linesman George Laurie called the Bears offside
when the Packers tried a kick for the extra point as the
game ended. Under National league rules, when a
defensive team is offside on a try from placement, the
kicking team automatically gets the point, the coach
says. There was so much confusion on the field after
the game, what with Laurie getting clipped on the jaw
and a scramble of fans that Referee Meyer Morris of
Rock Island didn't rule on the point at that time. Morris
told us Sunday that he thought that because the Bears
were offside, they should be penalized half the distance
to the goal line and the Packers given another chance
to kick the point. Then he adds, that because Green
Bay was not given another chance to try for the point,
they should get it. We can't understand how he can
give the Bays the point that if he believes they should
try the kick over again but Lambeau's version of the rule
probably is correct and Morris misinformed on the rule,
which would make the score 10 to 7...Officials at the
game Sunday between the Packers and Cardinals were
more alert to call penalties after hearing the cry raised
after the Milwaukee game. It was the best seen here this year. If the Packers can get as good work from the men who officiate at Chicago next Sunday when they meet the Bears again, they have a good chance of winning. The Cardinals have a mighty fine ball club but their new backs are not quite alert enough on pass defense. Some are too small to guard the big men who come down the field to take passes. Iron Mike Mikulak wasn't able to show much against the Bays Sunday, despite his all-American rating. He hits hard, but we cannot see where he rates in the class of a Nagurski and a Nevers.
PACKERS HERE NEXT
OCT 23 (Chicago) - When the Bears and Green Bay Packers meet in the second game on the National league schedule at Wrigley field Sunday, it will be the thirty-first renewal of their rivalry that began in 1921. The feud is second only to that of the Bears and Cardinals in age, but involves more games. The 24 to 10 victory of the Bears at Green Bay in the opener for the north siders Sept. 23 was the thirteenth registered by the locals to match the record of the Packers. Four contests have been deadlocks and the Bears have registered a total of 234 points to 216 by the Wisconsin team...PACKERS SHOW IMPROVEMENT: Since that early season defeat, however, the Packers have steadily improved, as was demonstrated by their showing against the Bears in an exhibition game at Milwaukee Oct. 17, which the Bears won 10 to 6. While the Bears were beating Cincinnati last Sunday, 41 to 7, the Packers, having previously beaten the Cincinnati lads 41 to 0, were beating the Cardinals 15 to 0 to bring their standing in the western section of the circuit up to 4 won and 2 lost, which keeps them a championship possibility.
OCT 24 (Chicago) - Club physicians notified Coach George Halas of the Bears yesterday that Gene Ronzani, halfback; George Musso, tackle, and Bill Karr, end, who were injured last Wednesday night in the Green Bay game at Milwaukee, will be ready to start against the Packers at Wrigley field Sunday. Johnny Sisk, reserve halfback who has a knee injury, will not be available for at least another week, Halas said.
CHICAGO BEARS DRILL TO STOP PACKER PASSES
OCT 24 (Chicago) - The recent splendid showing of the Green Bay Packers, who will meet the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field here next Sunday, has caused George Halas, Bears' coach and owner, no little consternation - or at least so said Halas here today. "The Packers looked good against us in Milwaukee," he said, "and my scouts tell me they played whirlwind ball against both Cincinnati and the Cardinals. The Bears, undefeated this season, regard next Sunday's game as one of the most crucial on their schedule - a contest which may mark the turning point of the 1934 race in the NFL."...AIMS FOR THREE STRAIGHT: Halas indicated that the Bears are in fine shape for the contest, and intend to make it three straight over the Packers. "The young Green Bay players, such as Laws, Schwammel, Jones and others, seem to be getting the knack of professional football," Halas continued, "and I'm afraid the Packers are going to be tough for anybody during the rest of the season." The Bears expect the largest crowd of the season for Sunday's game, and are making preparations to accommodate it. The team is pleased with its recent scoring power, which lifted Jack Manders into the first place of the National league individual list, and protected the Chicagoans' unmarred record at the top of the circuit...CARR MAY ATTEND: Officials for the game have not been announced but the Bears expect a statement from Joe F. Carr, Columbus, Ohio, league president, within a few days. Carr may attend the Packer-Bear game, Halas stated. With Detroit facing the weak Cincinnati team at Portsmouth Sunday, the Bears realize that their position at the top of the league depends upon a win over the Packers, and this they hope to accomplish through the skill which lies in Mr. Manders' educated toe...TAKING NO CHANCE: "We'll kick every time we get within sight of the goal," Halas said. "We are taking no chances with fumble or other misplays, and I'm confident that Manders will be able to pile enough points from placement to keep us comfortably ahead of the Packers." Herber probably will be thrown at the Bears right at the start of the game, the Bear mentor believes. "Herber's recent sensational forward passing lead us to believe," he added, "that the young Green Bay halfback will start tossing the footballs as soon as the game gets underway." He indicated that the Bears are drilling on defense to check Herber's tosses.
LOTS OF BEEF
OCT 24 (New York) - Every one of the ten teams in the NFL averages over 200 pounds with the league average player scaling about 204 pounds. The heaviest team average of the league is that of the Boston Redskins, who average 211 pounds. The distinction of being the smallest player in major league football goes to Willis (Little Giant) Smith, quarterback of the New York Giants. Smith, former Idaho players, scales only 147 pounds but has been an outstanding player in his appearances in competition. This is his first season in the National league. Ted Isaacson, another newcomer to the professional loop, is the heaviest player of the circuit. The former Washington tackle now with the Chicago Cardinals scales 273 pounds, ten pounds more than George Musso, sensational tackle of the Chicago Bears from Milliken, and Glenn (Turk) Edwards, former Washington State tackle and all-league lineman of the Boston Redskins...BEARS AVERAGE 207 POUNDS: The heaviest team after the Boston squad is the Chicago Bears, world champions for the past two years, who average 207 pounds, just a fraction more than the Brooklyn Dodgers, who have a remarkably heavy line that includes Harold Ely of Nebraska, a 260 pounder at tackle, and Herman Hickman, 250 pound all-league guard from Tennessee. The lightest teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cardinals, who despite the presence of Isaacson on the club, only scale 201 pounds. Rivaling Smith for lightest honors is Gil Lefebvre of Cincinnati who scales only 156 pounds and Harp Vaughn of Pittsburgh, who also is under 160 pounds.
DUTCH CLARK GAINS IN PRO SCORING RACE
OCT 25 (New York) - The performance of Earl (Dutch) Clark of the Detroit Lions against Brooklyn Monday shot him up into the National Pro Football league scoring race as a rival for the Chicago Bears' aces, Beattie Feathers and Jack Mander. The Chicagoans share the lead with 37 points each while Clark is only one point behind. Feathers, with six touchdowns to his credit, held the ground gaining lead through the past week by a wide margin. He has picked up 625 yards in 61 times he has carried the ball. His nearest rivals are several hundred yards behind. Manders' total includes 12 points after touchdowns and three field goals. Bob Monnett of Green Bay is one ahead of him in booting the three pointers. Arnold (Flash) Herber of Green Bay continues as the most effective passer, having completed 22 tosses out of 45 for a total gain of 431 yards. He also has the longest complete pass, a 69 yard heave to Clark Hinkle.