GREEN BAY PACKERS TAKE ON CARDINALS
NOV 17 (Green Bay) - Going down the home stretch confronted by a tough drive all the way, Green Bay's Packers will try to hurdle the obstacle of the Chicago Cardinals, when these two teams clash at the Milwaukee Fairgrounds field Sunday afternoon. If they
can get over the Cardinals they have a good chance of
winning in at least two of the three remaining games on
the schedule, winding up the 1934 season with a good
record that will insure them third place in the western
division of the National league. After the Milwaukee
game come contests at Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis
to wind up the year. The Packers and the Cardinals
clashed at Green Bay early in the year, Green Bay
winning, 15 to 0, but indications are they will have a lot
more trouble upsetting Coach Paul Schissler's men in
the second meeting. The Cardinals have been improving
rapidly since the first contest, giving Brooklyn a 21 to 0
trouncing and providing Detroit with plenty of trouble.
They are sure to be a lot tougher in the game Sunday.
The club is composed of many first year men who are
just beginning to hit their stride in the professional
circuit...IN GOOD SHAPE: With the exception of Arnie
Herber, who is out with a strained vertebrae in his neck,
the Packers will be in fine shape for the combat. Coach
E.L. Lambeau has been grooming his other back all
week in the forward passing role to take the place of the
ace tosser of the circuit. Joe Laws, Bob Monnett, Clark
Hinkle and Roger Grove have been doing the passing
with success. Buckets Goldenberg, who has been out
of action for several weeks with a wrenched knee, will
be ready for service again. He will be used at the post
of fullback, to give Hinkle a rest at least part of the
game. Hinkle has played more than any other back
throughout the season. The Cardinals are reported to be
in the best shape of the year, and with the addition of
Peter Sarboe, former Washington State star, are ready
to offer a diversified attack that may give the Packers
plenty of excitement. In addition to Sarboe, the Cards
have Pardonner, former Purdue dropkicking ace, Cook
Griffith, Russell, Hinchman, Iron Mike Mikulak and Ray
Horstmann, as formidable a group of backs as a team
could wish for...THIRD IN MILWAUKEE: In the Chicago
line are such stalwarts as Creighton, Smith, Field,
Isaacson, Volok, McNally, Tipton, Handler and Gordon,
to mention only a few. They have been performing very
predictably. The game will be the third for the Packers
in Milwaukee this year and indications point to a crowd
of 10,000 or more. It is schedule to get underway at 2
PRO GRID NOTES
NOV 17 (Green Bay) - A 13,000 crowd welcomed NFL
football to St. Louis and saw the Gunners take the
Pittsburgh Pirates by the score of 6 to 0. Field goals by
Bill Senn and Gene Alford set the stage for the Pirates'
defeat...President Joe F. Carr of the National league and
Mayor Bernard F. Dickman of St. Louis carried out the
vocal efforts which preceded the combat. It was a stellar
opening and the Gunners' management made an
auspicious debut...The Chicago Cardinals threw a scare
into the Detroit Lions in last Sunday's game at the
Windy City but the Michiganders' 17-point lead was a
bit too bit for Schissler's men to overcome, yet they
scored two touchdowns...The Lions clicked along quite
merrily until Dutch Clark was forced out of the argument
with an injured leg. The stellar quarterback is the Lions'
sparkplug as he is always pulling the unexpected when
on the offensive...After dropping an Election night game
to the Chicago Cards, 21 to 0, the Brooklyn Dodgers
found themselves over the last weekend and proceeded to take the bacon home from the Philadelphia Eagles by the score of 10 to 7...This contest in the Quaker City brought about a great backfielders' duel between Kercheval of the Dodgers and Hanson of the Eagles. The former Kentucky star gained the nod as he made a touchdown, point after and field goal...Unless Lone Star Dietz and his Boston Redskins get back on victory row before long, George Marshall, owner of the club, may stage a war dance himself. Boston took it on the chin last Sunday, 21 to 0, in the Chicago Bear game...The National league title holders breezed along to an easy victory as Battles, star Hubtown back, was the only Bostonese who gave the Windy City club any trouble. As usual, Feather and Nagurski flashed for Halas and Co...Wilfred Smith, Chicago sportswriter, made his debut as a referee in the National league when he handled the St. Louis-Pittsburgh tilt at the Mound City. In previous games, Smith has always been a head linesman or field judge...The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions are still racing along with undefeated records and the western division championship won't be decided until the last of this month when these two clubs clash in a two-game gridiron classic...From the looks of things, the Giants will probably cop the honors in the eastern division and this means that the title game playoff will be staged at the Polo grounds on Dec. 9 with either the Bears or Detroit as opponents...Although the St. Louis Gunners purchased the Cincy franchise, not a single member of the Redleg squad saw service against Pittsburgh. The Gunners had a good squad of their own and decided to stand pat on their battle front...Business is picking up in the National league as the paid attendance reports from the various spokes in the wheel show that the games are drawing better than ever before. Over 26,000 saw the Bears cavort in Boston...Tommy Hughitt is kept so busy working major college games this fall that he has been unable to take his regular pro league assignments but whenever he gets a breaking spell, Hughitt wires President Carr and gets a Sunday job...The Brooklyn club has released Tom Nash, veteran end. The big Georgian was late in reporting and then pulled a leg muscle. Nash has been of little or no service to the Dodgers. In his day, Nash was one of the greatest of wingmen...St. Louis has a tough weekend ahead as the Gunners are booked in Detroit. However, Potsy Clark will probably keep the other Clark (Dutch) on the bench and this should lighten the load somewhat for St. Louis...Nagurski, Manders, Feathers and Co. are to exhibit their football ability at the Polo grounds in New York and Tim nara, owner of the Giants, thinks that the Chicago Bears attraction will being out over 30,000 gridiron fans...Ever since Lud Wray left the Boston club, he has been gunning for the Braves and the Philly mentor will have another chance this weekend to even up some alleged old sores. This battle will be held in Quakertown...The eastern division tailenders, Pittsburgh, will be at home this Sunday to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The House of Rooney is hungry for a win and it is understood the Pirates are pointing to this game with special energy.
BEARS MEET GIANTS
NOV 17 (New York) - The return engagement of the Chicago Bears, undefeated world champions, and the New York Giants, eastern titleholders and current pacesetters in that division, tops the full bill of five NFL games Sunday. The Bears, winners of nine straight this season and unbeaten since they dropped a 3 to 0 decision in New York a year ago, run against a Giant streak of twelve successive wins on the home field. The Detroit Lions, tied with the Bears for the western lead, will be host to the St. Louis Gunners, newest entrants into the league race which celebrated its initial start last week with a victory over Pittsburgh. The Boston Redskins, nearest rivals of the Giants for the eastern lead, invade Philadelphia to oppose the Eagles while Brooklyn, only half a game behind the Redskins and still a factor in the title race, play at Pittsburgh in the first home game for the Pirates in more than a month. The schedule is concluded with the struggle in Milwaukee between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cardinals, who in their last two starts have shown promise of developing into a real contender. The all-America talent of the Cards is beginning to function in the professional manner and the Packers will be in for a busy afternoon.
PACKERS PICKED TO BEAT CARDS HERE TODAY
NOV 18 (Milwaukee) - Two great young clubs, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cardinals, meet at State Fair park this afternoon in a National Professional Football league game that is expected to draw between 12,000 and 13,000 fans. Green Bay is doped to win a close battle. The Packers, victors over the Cards some weeks ago at Green Bay, enter today's battle weakened by the loss of Arnie Herber, the league's leading passer and the one who was the main thorn in the side of the Cards in the previous fray. It was Herber's pass to Hinkle that brought one touchdown, another pass to Joe Laws that put the ball in scoring position for the second touchdown and still another pass, this one to Grove, that made the score. Aside from the passes, the Cards fought the Bays on even terms and Herber's loss today will thus be keenly felt by Coach Lambeau's club. The Green Bay game was easily the best of the year in the Packers' home port blocking and tackling being the most vicious veteran Packer followers have ever seen - so vicious that six players were carried from the field. Since then the Cards have come into their own, the young "all-Americans" having got their feet on the pro league ground and the "feel" of playing together. The Cards' lineup is studded with pro league newcomers who were outstanding college players a year ago. Mike Mikulak, Oregon State fullback, Pardonner and Horstmann of Purdue, Hinchman of Ohio State, Griffith, Cook and Russell are some of the A No. 1 backs Coach Paul Schissler, former Oregon State mentor, has on his Cardinal roster. In the line Captain Gordon, former Illinois ace, Creighton, Handler and McNally, a great center, are the veterans. Milwaukee followers of Buckets Goldenberg will have a chance to see the redoubtable former Wisconsin star in action most of the time today. Buckets, who starred in the New York Giants game here, did not play against the Chicago Bears in the exhibition game here owing to a severe knee injury that kept him on the shelf four weeks, but is ready to play again and will be started at the fullback post. His presence will do much to offset Herber's loss as Buckets is one of the best all-around backs in the league. Because of his blocking ability he has had little chance as a ball carrier but today's fullback assignment will give him a chance to cut loose before the home folk.
CARDINALS REAL THREAT TO PACKERS HERE TODAY
NOV 18 (Milwaukee) - The Green Bay Packers will give their farewell performance of the season Sunday at State Fair park with the Chicago Cardinals as the opposition. The game will start at 2 p.m. The Cards will arrive on the North Shore at 10:52 a.m. Although nothing will be at stake as far league standings are concerned, this game, because of the personnels of the teams, is very likely to be the best of the three Packer games scheduled here this season. The Cards, starting the season with practically a "freshman" lineup so far as pro experience was concerned, have lost five games, but in doing so have developed into an extremely powerful club. An idea of the Chicago team's strength may be gained from the score of its games with the great Detroit outfit. The Cards lost, 6-0, in the first and 17-13 in the second. Green Bay held the Lions to a 3-0 game in their only meeting so far. The Cardinals have a brilliant running attack built around Mikulak of Oregon State, Horstman of Purdue, Griffith of Southern California and Russell, Kansas State's great blocking back. The Packers also have a fine ground game, with Bruder, Monnett, Grove and Laws for running and Hinkle and Goldenberg to do the heavy work. The Green Bay aerial attack will be cramped by the absence of Arnie Herber, who has a neck injury which probably will prevent him from getting into the game. One of the greatest placekickers the college game has seen in years will be kicking the points after touchdowns for the Cards if they score any touchdowns. He is Paul Pardonner of Purdue.
BEARS VS. GIANTS, CARDS TO BATTLE PACKERS TODAY
NOV 18 (Chicago) - Chicago, the capital of professional football, will center its attention on two out-of-town gridirons today when for the first time in many years its National league representatives, the Cardinals and Bears, play late season road games simultaneously. The Cardinals, originally scheduled against Green Bay at Wrigley field, will play the Packers in Milwaukee and the Bears meet the Giants in New York. The Bear-Giant game will be the most important involving a Chicago team, but it promises to be no more exciting than the Milwaukee contest in which a revived Cardinal team seeks to even its' season's series with the Packers before the two meet again at Wrigley field on Thanksgiving Day...CARDS GET BETTER: The Cardinals, a group of professional league youngsters gradually reaching maturity in post-graduate football, face the Packers with excellent chances of avenging the 21 to 0 defeat suffered at Green Bay earlier in the year. Changes have been made in the Cardinal lineup since last week's sensational fourth quarter drive against Detroit. Doug Russell, fleet halfback, who ran 77 yards for one touchdown and otherwise proved the only consistent running threat to the Lions, will start at one halfback, replacing Dave Cook. Phil Sarboe, quarterback, who was signed two weeks ago after his release by Boston, will replace Greene.