DETROIT CLINCHES TIE FOR DIVISIONAL CROWN
DEC 2 (Chicago) - Either the high scoring Detroit Lions
or the Chicago Cardinals will battle the New York Giants
in the NFL's championship playoff. The Lions assured
themselves of nothing less than a tie for the leadership
of the Western division yesterday by walloping the
Brooklyn Dodgers, 28 to 0. The Cardinals clung to a
chance of tying the Lions by battling the Bears to a 7 to
7 draw...TEAMS MEET AGAIN: The Cards and Bears
meet again next Sunday in the final game of the regular
season, and the Cards must win to tie Detroit and force
a playoff for the Western division honors. The Giants
clinched the Eastern title for the third consecutive year
by conquering the lowly Philadelphia Eagles, 21 to 14.
The Eagles, however, staged an uproarious battle,
keeping the result in suspense until Kink Richards
dashed 32 yards in the last period for the winning score.
Detroit closed its schedule with its triumph over the
Dodgers...COME FROM BEHIND: The Cardinals had to
come from behind to gain a tie with the Bears. Bronko
Nagurski's touchdown and Jack Manders' point after in
the second period gave the Bears a lead which lasted
until early in the fourth when Al Nichelini rammed over
for the Card touchdown. Bill Smith kicked for the tying
point. Boston's Redskins closed their second with their
second victory, a 13 to 3 decision over Pittsburgh
gained by a fourth period rally.
PACKER BACK CHARGED WITH "DOING SIXTY"
DEC 3 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, Packer halfback,
was "thrown for a loss" Sunday night when Patrolman
Carl Benson arrested him for allegedly driving 60 miles
an hour down S. Broadway. In police court Monday
afternoon, the case was adjourned until 2 p.m. Dec. 11.
PACKERS ARE BACK AT WORK
DEC 3 (Green Bay) - Still tired and disappointed over
their one-inch failure to win the NFL Western division
championship, the Packers were back at work today,
preparing for their last engagement of the season, a
contest at Philadelphia next Sunday afternoon. The
outcome of the game doesn't mean a thing to the
standings of either team, as far as titles are concerned,
but it may boost the Packers' final standing in the
division, and Coach E.L. Lambeau regards the game as
very much worth winning. Several of the Packers are
walking with starboard or portside limps, notably Walt
Kiesling, who took the rap against the Cardinals to the
extent of an injured leg. The Packers were a sick bunch
of football players after Thursday's game, and their deep
chagrin hasn't begun to wear off yet. They stood on the
threshold of the football heights for a moment, and the
prospect of a great team next season as yet stands too
far in the future to raise much immediate concern. The
squad will leave here Friday, probably in the morning,
and will reach Philadelphia in time for a practice
session on Saturday..WANTS STRONG FINISH: Coach
Lambeay is anxious to prevent a serious letdown in
morale, leading to an ignominious defeat at Philadelphia
which would be a tragic ending to a season containing
considerable more success than ever the most rabid of
Packer rooters forecast last fall. Two victories over the
Bears, two out of three over Detroit and win from New
York all helped pad the Packer percentage, and this
collection of wins, throwing out the three costly defeats
at the hands of the Cardinals, have given the Packers
a healthy average which needs only a win in the final
game to conclude a successful season. Moreover, the
Cardinal points scored this season against the Packers
were only 19, while the Green Bay team scored 13
against the Cards. The six-point difference represented
the fatal blow to the Packer championship chances.
GROVE AND THE ALL-STARS
DEC 3 (Oshkosh) - Roger Grove has written Manager
Lonnie Darling he will not be with the Oshkosh All-Stars
until next week. He will travel to Philadelphia with the
Green Bay Packers for the last football game of the
season Sunday. George Svendsen, also with the
Packers, will be given a tryout with the All Stars. He is
6 feet 4 inches and plays equally well at forward and
center. He played with the Minnesota team last year.
PACKERS WILL LEAVE FRIDAY
DEC 4 (Green Bay) - Back on the practice field after a
layoff which followed their Thanksgiving Day game with
the Chicago Cardinals, the Packers resumed training
for their final football appearance of the season, an NFL
engagement at Philadelphia next Sunday afternoon.
The Packers' traveling schedule was announced today.
They will leave here on the Milwaukee Road Friday
morning at 7 o'clock, arriving at Chicago at 11:25 a.m.
They will leave Chicago at 12:30 p.m. on the Golden
Arrow of the Pennsylvania Road, which will reach
Philadelphia at 7:20 Sunday morning...HEAD FOR
HOME: Following the game the team will board the
Penn train at 7:53 Sunday evening, arriving in Chicago at 11:20 Monday afternoon. The Packers who plan to return to Green Bay will leave Chicago at 5:05 Monday afternoon, arriving here at 10:15. Indications are that the squad will be reduced to skeleton form for the return trip, as most of the gridmen who do not live in Green Bay are planning to scatter to their homes. A considerable group, including Mr. and Mrs. Tar Schwammel, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Nate Barragar and Bob O'Connor will head for the Pacific coast. Others will head for homes and firesides nearer here. Coach E.L. Lambeau and the Green Bay residents will come directly home after the game...MORALE GETTING BETTER: Apparently the Packers will be in good condition for Sunday's game, and their morale is rising following the crushing disappointment of the Cardinal game. Second place will mean a few extra ten spots here and there, as the runnerup team in each division will rate part of the cut from the championship playoff game. The Packers aim to land in second place by defeating Philadelphia, and so the men are getting keyed for a strong showing in their final game.
MENTON TO REFEREE
DEC 4 (Columbus, OH) - Paul Menton of Baltimore, a veteran NFL official, has been named by President Joe F. Carr to referee the game in Philadelphia this Sunday between the Eagles and Green Bay Packers. Working with Menton are C.J. McCarthy, Germantown academy, umpire; R.E. Kinney, Trinity, headlinesman, and C.G. Eckles of W. and J., field judge. McCarthy, Kinney and Eckles have officials in nearly all of the home games of the Eagles this fall. Tommy Hughitt of Buffalo, former Michigan star, usually has been assigned to referee the Philadelphia home game but Hughitt now is busy with his hockey league officiating assignments and he wired President Carr that it was impossible for him to handle Sunday's contest in Quakertown...IS VETERAN OFFICIAL: Menton has worked in the pro league for a number of years and he officiated in Packer games with the Frankford Yellowjackets, the club that originally held the Philadelphia franchise. McCarthy and Eckles served as headlinesman and field judge, respectively, in the Dec. 3, 1933 contest at Philadelphia when the Packers whipped the Eagles by a 10 to 0 count.
EASTERN GAME FACES PACKERS
DEC 5 (Green Bay) - The last gridiron invasion of the Green Bay Packers for 1935 will start tomorrow when the squad will leave for Philadelphia and a clash with the Eagles of the Eastern division. The team will leave at 7 a.m. on the Milwaukee road, and will arrive at Philadelphia in time for a practice session Saturday morning. Indications are that the Packers will need the drill for this week's scheduled has been interrupted by cold weather. There was no practice yesterday afternoon, but a drill was called for 2 o'clock today when the entire squad was expected to be on hand...LEADING TO PLAYOFF: Talk of a possible post-season game began to make the rounds today, but Coach E.L. Lambeau could not be reached for a statement. Persons interested pointed out that a Cardinal victory over the Bears at Chicago Sunday would necessitate a playoff the following Sunday between the Cardinals and the Detroit Lions for the Western division championship. This would leave the New York Giants with an open date - and the Packers will be in the east. There is little likelihood that an announcement will be made until after the Cardinal-Bear game...HAVE FAIR CHANCE: The Packers have a fair chance to finish the season leading the league both offensively and defensively depending upon their ability to run up a score against the Philadelphia squad to no score. Coach Lambeau probably will use some of his men who have not been seeing regular service, however, so the Green Bay offensive may not be topheavy - unless these men come through in an impressive style. Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, today announced that the squad is in good shape, and indicated that everyone who makes the trip East probably will be able to play.
DEC 5 (Green Bay) - Depending on the outcome of the Chicago Bear-Cardinal game Sunday, as well as the Green Bay-Philadelphia game, arrangements may be made for a Green Bay-New York game at New York Dec. 15, it was announced at 1:45 this afternoon following a meeting of the executive committee of Green Bay Packers, Inc.