NEWS AND NOTES
SAUER'S FINGER BROKEN IN GAME
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - George Sauer, former Nebraska fullback who starred at halfback for the Green Bay Packers against Pittsburgh yesterday, fractured the third finger of his left hand during the game, Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, revealed today. Sauer's injury probably will not keep him from playing against the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee Sunday. Joe Laws was kicked in the head yesterday, but came around all right, and Nate Barrager's injured shoulder is not expected to keep him on the sidelines. Other injuries were confined to minor strains and bruises. Clarke Hinkle, who was on the bench yesterday, will be ready to play next Sunday and Walt Kiesling, who has been ill of the flu, will be out for practice in a few days.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - We're telling you that George Svendsen led the tacklers for Green Bay in yesterday's Packer-Pirate game but the yeoman work was done by George (Bullet) Rado, former Duquesne university lineman, who was credited with 11 tackles, not counting assists. Mulleneaux, his teammate, got eight for the Pirates. Joe Kresky of Marinette got five. The Packer tackles were distributed among 18 men. Svendsen was tops with seven. Swede Johnston, Bob O'Connor and Bob Tenner each got five. Four apiece went to Don Hutson, George Maddox, Herman Schneidman and Nate Barrager. This counts only the tackles, not the assists...Several new names broke into the Packer all-time scoring list yesterday. George Sauer got his first touchdown. Hutson's two gave him a total of three for the season. The extra point kicks made by Ernie Smith and Tiny Engebretsen were their first points as Packers. Schwammel's boot was his first extra point, but he got a field goal last season, giving him a total of four points. Joe Laws' touchdown was his third as a Packer and his first this season.
HUTSON, SAUER RANK AMONG STARS IN PACKER VICTORY
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson captured the hearts of the crowd at yesterday's football game with the Pirates. He was all over the field, catching sensational passes, running down would-be passers of the opposition, running interference and even pulling back into the Packer backfield to cover receivers. He played the whole game until he was replaced by Rose in the last period...George Sauer was the other outstanding star for the local boys, although the whole team played good ball at all times. George just couldn't be stopped when he got through the line, and on one play carried three men on his back to the 4-yard line. Then he went through for a score. His powerful legs are driving into the ground all the time he is on his feet...Lon Evans is fast becoming the sparkplug of the Packers that old Jugger Earpe used to be. He was talking it all through the line on defense and in the huddle could be heard putting the old pepper into the team...Headlinesman James Keefe got a little irked with Center Malkovich in the first quarter and ran over to him once shouting: "One more word out of you and I'll throw you right out of the game."...In the first half Pittsburgh huddled about 20 yards behind the ball and it took them several extra seconds to run up to the line of the scrimmage...Cy Casper, who tried out with the Packers last year, played a good game of ball at quarter for the Pirates. He ran one kickoff back deep into Packer territory and was in most of the game...Swede Johnston has the habit, very disturbing to the opposition players, of knifing along the ground for about five yards after being spilled. He caught a pass in the first quarter and slid along on his stomach for quite a few yards, right under two would-be tacklers...Vidoni almost got into a fight with some of the Packer players. The local boys claim he was slugging during most of the second quarter, and one time Gantenbein took him aside and quietly warned him to "lay off"...Tackle Oleniczak had the Packer pass plays all doped out. Said he to End Niccolai in the last quarter: "That's the way to play it, you rush in and I'll cover the flat zone." It wasn't more than a minute later that Hutson ran out into the flat zone to catch Herber's toss for the last touchdown. Oleniczak was standing about five yards away from Hutson, watching, and then made a desperate attempt to tackle him, lying disgustedly on his face in the turf for several seconds after the score.
PACKERS SEEN AS CONTENDERS
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers, apparently
on the upgrade again in NFL affairs, will have a chance
to square up for their only defeat of the season Sunday
in meeting the surprising Chicago Cardinals. Green Bay,
only team to win three consecutive National league
titles, having topped the field in 1929-30-31, took a 7 to
6 beating from the Cards in their opening game, but
since then they have won three straight to move up to
second place behind the Cards in the Western division.
While the Packers and Cards are battling for first place
in their section, the Chicago Bears will meet the
Philadelphia Eagles, Brooklyn tackles the New York
Giants at New York and Detroit tackles Boston at
Boston. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will tangle in the
only midweek game Wednesday night at Pittsburgh.
Forward passes, in spite of the ball made slippery by
rain, gave the Giants their victory over Boston. Kink
Richards punched over for the first score after tony
Sarausky had passed to Tod Goodwin to put the ball in
position. Ed Danowski tossed to Dale Burnett for the
other two touchdowns, both in the second period.
Boston scored once on an 85-yard run by Cliff Battles,
who had taken a lateral from Bill Shepherd, and again
on an onside kick which caught the Giants asleep. Pug
Rentner kicked off in the third period, the ball stopping
in the end zone. Rentner galloped down and fell on the
ball for a touchdown while the Giants looked on. Ralph
Kercheval's toe helped Brooklyn to a surprise 12 to 10
victory over Detroit at Brooklyn. Kercheval kicked two
field goals to go with a touchdown by Franklin, which
just about offset the efforts of Glen Presnell, Lion star
who booted a field goal, scored the touchdown and
added the point thereafter.
POINT SCHOOL IS CENSURED
OCT 7 (Madison) - Conference athletic relations with
Stevens Point Teachers' college were severed today for
the remainder of the season. The State Teachers'
college conference voted to discontinue conference
relations with the Stevens Point school because of a
violation of its pre-season training rule. An investigation
by the conference athletic county last week inquired
into charges that several Stevens Point players had
violated the rule in recent games with the Green Bay
Packers and the Chicago Bears. The findings of the
council were submitted to the full conference during the
weekend. It voted to suspend athletic relations with the
school. E.G. Doudna, secretary of the board of normal
school regents, in announcing severance of athletic
relations, stated today: "The athletic council of the state
teachers college conducted an investigation of alleged
violations by Stevens Point State Teachers college of
the conference rule prohibiting pre-season training. The
executive committee met at Oshkosh on Thursday and
reported to full conference on Friday. It was voted that
the playing of several students now on the squad of the
Stevens Point Teachers college with their coach. In two
pre-season games against the Green Bay Packers and
Chicago Bears constituted a violation of the preseason
training rule and that conference relations with Stevens
Point be discontinued from Monday October 7 to the
end of the football season.
PACKERS FACE CRUCIAL TEST
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Having provided a perfect buildup
for a crucial game against the Chicago Cardinals at
Milwaukee next Sunday by defeating the Pittsburgh
Pirates, the Green Bay Packers were back in training
today, preparing a red hot reception for the club which
defeated them in the opening National league game.
The Packers, in fine condition and with several of the
regulars having received a lost rest, now must face three
bruising opponents - the Chicago Cardinals, Detroit
Lions and Chicago Bears - on consecutive weekends.
The Bay team will appear for the next two Sundays at
State Fair park, West Allis. A good early demand for
reserved seat tickets both in Green Bay and Milwaukee
has indicated that a large crowd will be on hand for the
Packer-Cardinal tussle, giving the contest the reception
it deserves. Other ticket sales headquarters in the Fox
river valley region - Stangel's Hardware at Manitowoc,
Pettibone's at Appleton, H.C. Prange at Sheboygan and
T.E. Ahearn at Fond du Lac - also have reported a
growing interest in Sunday's game...DEADLINE ON
SATURDAY: The ticket sales office at Adams and East
Walnut streets here will handle reservations for the
game until 11 o'clock Saturday morning, which is the
positive deadline, according to E.A. Spachmann, ticket
sales director. No tickets will be held over. While he
probably will not see a great deal of action, there is
small doubt but that Clarke Hinkle, injured fullback, will
be ready for some service against the Cardinals. The
Bays will take the offensive at the earliest opportunity,
attempting to blast the Chicago team off the field with
the same treatment dealt out to the Bears, New York
and Pittsburgh. George Sauer is carrying his broken
finger in splints, but was out for practice today, along
with the rest of the squad. New deception added to that
which has been displayed in recent games is being
worked out in the secret practice sessions, indicating
that the Packer board of strategy hopes to outsmart
the Chicagoans as well as outplay them...MAKE A
BETTER SHOWING: The Packers realize that they
must make a much better showing against the Cards
than they did on the occasion of that first league game.
when the Chicago team returned on the bigger end of a
7 to 6 decision. The running of Russell and Peterson
must be stopped and in addition Nick Nichelini and Gil
Berry, who were injured when the Cardinals played here,
will be back in the lineup. The Cardinals have a fighting young team similar in composition to the Packers, and the approaching contest is rated close to a tossup.
BEARS ON TOP IN YARDAGE GAINED
OCT 8 (New York) - Ground gaining honors in the western and eastern division of the National Professional Football league are held by the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants, the teams that fought it out for the championship last year with the latter winning. Although idle last week the Bears retained the lead in the western section with an advance of 745 yards in two games. The Green Bay Packers have picked up more yardage, 880, but they have played four games. In the eastern division the Giants have gained a total of 607 yards in two contests to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates who have netted 664 yards in four games. The Giants are leading the circuit in points scored with a total of 69 and have completed 17 out of 39 passes for a 43 percent average. Detroit still has the best defensive record, having held the opposition to 379 yards in three for an average of 126 yards.
MADDOX GIVEN HIS RELEASE
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - George Maddox, all-America tackle of Kansas State, today was released by the Green Bay Packers as the team continued practice for Sunday's game at Milwaukee against the Chicago Cardinals, leaders of the NFL. Maddox, rated one of the greatest players in the nation last season with the champions of the Big Six conference, has had little chance to display his ability this season. He first received an injured knee while training with the College All Stars in Chicago, and later damaged an arm while with the Packers, all of which kept him on the bench most of the time. Maddox's release leaves Green Bay with five tackles - Cal Hubbard of Geneva, Tar Schwammel of Oregon State, Ernie Smith of Southern California, Champ Seibold of Wisconsin and Claude Perry of Alabama. For the first time this season, the entire Packer squad was in uniform today as Coach E.L. Lambeau conducted practice in secret at City stadium. Clarke Hinkle again was running signals with the team, being paired with George Sauer and Hank Bruder in one impressive looking backfield combination...HOLD SKULL DRILL: Last night the squad gathered for a 2-hour skull session at the Beaumont hotel, one of four being held this week. The plays which the Packers will use against the Cardinals were outlined, and their probable effectiveness discussed. The Packers realize, perhaps better than their fans, that a victory over the Cardinals Sunday will return Green Bay to its formerly traditional place as leader of the National league, and the men have expressed the sentiment that once the position is attained, it never will be relinquished, despite the terrific schedule of games which remains ahead of the Packers.
BEARS PREPARE FOR TRIP EAST; CARDS POINT FOR GREEN BAY
OCT 9 (Chicago) - The Bears move into Wrigley field today to complete their drill for a three game eastern invasion, while the Cardinals round out two weeks of practice at Mills stadium for their National league game against Green Bay at Milwaukee Sunday. The Bears leave tomorrow for Orange, N.J., where they meet an all-star team Friday. On Sunday they engage the Eagles at Philadelphia in a league game, then hop to Baltimore to appear in a charity game Tuesday before returning to the city to open Chicago's pro season against Brooklyn a week from Sunday...RECOVERY IS SLOW: Recovery from the letdown, inevitable after such an encounter as the All Star game, has seen a slow process for the Bears but their work the last few days has indicated that they are once again at their peak. Players have shaken off a lethargy which characterized their play after the intensive mid-summer training and the All-Star game. Inspired by the fact that they are leading the league, the Cardinals are in spirited practice for their second game with the revived Packers Sunday...DEVISE NEW DEFENSE: Although holding a 7 to 6 victory over the Packers when they met at Green Bay, Sept. 15, the Cardinals respect the strong Wisconsin team and are working up new defensive strategy for Sunday's game. The Packers recently turned in one of their characteristic passing barrages to beat the Chicago Bears, 7 to 0, and last Sunday they again used a dazzling aerial attack to rout the Pittsburgh Pirates, 27 to 0. Consequently Coach Milan Creighton, Cardinal coach, will demand an alert defense and fashion a more varied attack in an effort to retain the league lead. Bert Pearson, who alternated at center and guard for six years with the Bears, has been signed by the Cardinals to provide new strength for the line. Creighton will use him at center as well as guard.
CARDS HARD AT WORK
OCT 9 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals' board of strategy, Coach Milan Creighton, Tackle Lou Gordon and Guard Phil Handler have been shooting the works in practice this week for the crucial game with the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee at the State Fair park this Sunday. The Cards know they have a job on their hands. In the first game of the season, Coach Creighton's club nosed out the Packers, 7 to 6, at Green Bay but the Packers had an eight-man hospital list at that time and the absence of several of the Bays' stellar backs proved a blessing to the Cards...ONE OTHER GAME: To date the Cards have played only one other league game aside from the Packer contest. Detroit was battled to a 10-10 no-decision game. Coach Creighton still has a flock of cards to shuffle in and out of the game, as league rules provide that the 24-player limit is not effective until after the third game. According to present plans, the Cardinal squad will leave for Milwaukee late Saturday afternoon and during its stay will headquarter at the Wisconsin hotel. Reservations have been made for 35 players, coaches, trainers and officials...EXPECT CHICAGO FANS: With baseball out of the sport picture and the Bears playing in Philadelphia, it is expected that quite a delegation of Chicago professional football fans will make the trip to Milwaukee this Sunday. In the signal practice, Coach Creighton has been working the following lineup considerably and it looks like the starting team against the Packers: ends, Smith and Newman; tackles, Field and Captain Gordon; guards, Tipton and Cuppoletti; center, Hughes; backs, Pardonner, Peterson, Nichelini and Mikulak.
DALE BURNETT TOPS SCORERS
OCT 9 (New York) - Dale Burnett of the New York Giants is the leading scorer of the NFL. He took undisputed leadership last Sunday in a game against the Boston Redskins, when he caught two touchdown passes and boosted his point total to 30 for the first quarter of the season. Ernie Caddell of the Detroit Lions and Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers and 1934 Alabama Rose Bowl star, are tied for second place with 18 points each. Caddell, however, has the distinction of being the league's leading ground gainer. He has carried the ball 23 times for an aggregate gain of 205 yards for an average of slightly less than nine yards a time. Dutch Clark, also of Detroit, is second with an average of 4.3 yards. Ed Danowski of the New York Giants is the best forward passer, with a 47 percent average of 16 completed passes in 34 throws for 201 yards. Luke Johnsos of the Chicago Bears lead the pass receivers with seven catches. Ralph Kercheval of the Brooklyn Dodgers has kicked three field goals to lead the circuit in this specialty.
PRO FOOTBALL LEAGUE LEAD IS AT STAKE HERE SUNDAY
OCT 9 (Milwaukee) - Green Bay's Packers not only will have the chance to square accounts for their only licking of the season so far when they meet the tough Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park Sunday afternoon, but they'll have the chance of taking undisputed possession of first place in the pepper hot National league race. At the moment, the men of Lambeau, with three victories in four starts, stand second to the Cardinals in both the western division of the league and the league as a whole, but by winning Sunday, and reversing the licking handed them by the Cards in the opener at Green Bay a month ago, they can vault right to the top. The Cardinals, only undefeated team in the league so far and sole occupant of first place, have won one game, the game with Green Bay, 7-6, and tied another, the game with Detroit, 10 to 10. Their battle with the Bears, originally scheduled last Sunday, was postponed because of the World Series. The Packers, with victories over the Bears, the Giants and the Pirates under their belts, have itched for this second crack at the Cards ever since they had their noses rubbed in the dirt by them in the opener at Green Bay. They not only lost a tough one when they dropped the one-point victory, but they lost it at a time when they didn't have at least five of their biggest guns. George Sauer, the Nebraska howitzer; Clark Hinkle, Arnie Herber, Roger Grove, George Maddox and Hank Bruder, all were on the ailing list a month ago and saw little or no action. But one by one they've come back, and Sunday they'll be ready to go. With such men as Nichellini and Blazine, two of the outstanding stars in the all-star game at Soldier Field in August, and such veterans as Russell, Fields and Gordon, the Cardinals have a lineup that is doped to be in the thick of the fight all the way. They were tough last year when they beat the Packers twice, but they're tougher now. It'll be a big step toward the title if the Packers beat them here. Sunday's game will be one of two league contests the Packers have booked in Milwaukee. A week hence the Bays will meet Detroit at State Fair park. Sunday's game will start at 2 o'clock. The Packers will arrive here Saturday noon and will pitch camp at Hotel Schroeder. The Cardinals will arrive Saturday night.
SECRET DRILL HELD BY BAYS
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - Secret practice continued at the City stadium today as the Green Bay Packers prepared to wind up their week's work in preparation for a tussle with the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. Information which leaked our after the strenuous drill indicated that the Bays are working on an offensive aimed at keeping the Cardinals chased well back into their own country. When the Cards invaded Green Bay for the first National league game, the Packers spent most of their time on defense, but Coach E.L. Lambeau expects to turn the table on his powerful foes next Sunday...BACKS ARE READY: Clarke Hinkle, George Sauer, Arnold Herber, Hank Bruder - powerful backs who were on the bench when the Cardinals played here before, all are ready for action, and of the quartet only Hinkle's service will be restricted. The Packers will leave here at 7 o'clock Saturday morning and will work out at State Fair park, West Allis, that afternoon. A horde of newspapermen will be on hand to witness the practice, which will be an open affair, with photographers invited. Headquarters will be at the Schroeder hotel, where the team will remain, except for the game, until it leaves for Green Bay at 7 o'clock Sunday night. Coach Lambeau expects that the Cardinals will be just as tough this time as on the last occasion. Since that time the Chicago team has added to its roster Bert Pearson, veteran center and guard of the Chicago Bears, who probably will see service against the Packers. Although Milwaukee's interest in the game is reported at a fine hear, it is exceeded by the attitude of Green Bay fans, who will travel to Milwaukee in large numbers. There will be one unique arrangement - the "Carrigan Special" - which will leave the tracks in back of the Carrigan hotel at 10:30 Sunday morning, with a club car, diner and regular coaches. The cars will stop at the fairgrounds, so that they will be close at hand for convenience of those taking advantage of the arrangements and will leave for Green Bay immediately after the game.
CADDELL BEST BALL CARRIER
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - Dale Burnett, of the New York Giants and formerly of Emporia Teachers, took undisputed leadership of the NFL point scorers by catching two touchdown passes Sunday and leaving Ernie Caddell of the Detroit Lions and Stanford, in a tie for second with Don Hutson, Green Bay Packer and 1934 Alabama Rose Bowl star. Burnett now has 30 points, while Caddell and Hutson each have 18. Ball carrying honors still rest with Caddell, who boosted his total to 205 yards in 23 attempts for an average of 8.9 yards per clip. Earl (Dutch) Clark, also of Detroit, has a shade better average for second place than Cliff Battles, Boston Redskins...BEST FORWARD PASSER: Ed Danowski, of the Giants and Fordham, is the league's best forward passer with a 47 percent average of 16 completed in 34 throws for 201 yards. Arnold (Flash) Herber, Green Bay, and John Gildea, Pittsburgh Pirates, are second and third. Luke Johnsos, Chicago Bears' end, leads the pass receivers with seven successful catches. Tod Goodwin, Giants, has caught six. Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn Dodgers, has booted three field goals to lead the circuit in his specialty, but Armond Niccolai, Pirates, still has the longest three-pointer to his credit, a 47-yard placement.
EXPECT BIG CROWD
OCT 10 (Milwaukee) - The largest crowd that ever witnessed a professional football game here is expected to be on hand Sunday at State fair park when the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals battle for first place in the Western division. Milwaukee is more football conscious this year than ever before. Marquette's lopsided victory over Wisconsin last Saturday put a lot of fire under the interest bucket and with the Packers coming here this weekend, the Badger metropolis is doing its thinking in first downs and field goals...NEVER TASTED DEFEAT: The Packers have been coming to Milwaukee since 1922. In those days, the Cream City had a club in the National league but Green Bay never once tasted defeat at the hands of a Milwaukee pro team. Postgraduate football so far as an official Milwaukee entry was concerned ended in 1927 and the fans here soon got the Green Bay habit. In 1933, the Packers played the N.Y. Giants at Borchert field and the game drew a capacity house. Last season the Bays shifted their Milwaukee engagements here to State fair park and contests were staged against the Giants, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cardinals...HUTSON AND SAUER: Milwaukee fans are anxious to view the Packers and get a glimpse of the new stars who have been burning up the gridiron at Green Bay. George Sauer, fullback, and Don Hutson, end, who led the Chicago Tribune all-star game players poll in 1934 and 1935, have built up quite a following here. Buckets Goldenberg will get a hand when he steps into the Packers' backfield. Goldenberg is a Milwaukee product. He played high school football here before his sojourn at the state university. Everybody in Milwaukee seems to know Buckets and hundreds of his friends and relatives will be at State fair park this Sunday hoping to see the plunging backfielder make the Cardinals see red. Tickets are selling like hot cakes here but the seating arrangement at State fair park is so extensive that more than 20,000 spectators can be accommodated without any confusion. The kickoff is scheduled at 2 p.m.