NEWS AND NOTES
JOHNNY BLOOD IS IMPROVING
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Barring complications following a concussion of the brain, Johnny Blood, Packer halfback injured in yesterday's game at Milwaukee, will see further service this season, according to Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor. Dr. Kelly today issued the following statement: "During the game Blood sustained a concussion of the brain as well as an injury to the neck, apparently as the result of a collision with another player. He became unconscious and was taken to County Emergency hospital, the nearest such institution to the field. Two hours after the game,
John regained consciousness. It was deemed advisable
to remove him to St. Mary's hospital, which was done
about four hours after the game. I placed him under the
care of Dr. Urban E. Gebhard. I remained in Milwaukee
to determine his condition until 11 o'clock last night,
and at that time it was greatly improved. It was deemed
advisable, however, to take x-ray pictures, which was
done this morning. I talked to Dr. Gebhard this morning,
and he said that Blood's condition continues to show
improvement. The result of the x-ray pictures will not be
known until later today. Blood is resting comfortably,
except for some nausea, and there have been no
complications up to the present time. As soon as he is
able to travel, which will not be for several days, Blood
will be removed to Green Bay. Having known Johnny for
a great many years, and being aware of his ability to
stand punishment, I realize that it is difficult to keep
him out of the games. He probably will play again within
a few weeks unless the x-ray pictures show a serious
injury, which is of course possible. Although many
members of the squad were worn out and painfully
bruised during the contest, Hank Bruder was the only
other major casualty. Bruder's shoulder was injured and
he was kicked in the head." Dr. Kelly expected a
number of players with minor injuries to report to him
HARD, BITTER PLAY FEATURE OF PACKER-
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Most of the crowd in the stands
may not have realized it, but the players on both teams
in the Packer-Cardinal tussle here knew that it was one
of the hardest fought contests they have been in for
some time. It wasn't dirty, there were few evidences of
rule violations, but the blocking was so crushing, the
tackling so jolting and the plunging so violent that every
man who saw action was ready for a good recuperation
today. Eight Packer players either left the game with
injuries and were so battered and bruised that they will
not be back in shape for several days. Johnny Blood
was the main Packer casualty. He was rushing in to
block a pass to Creighton in the third quarter when he
was knocked so unconscious that it took the trainers
several minutes to bring him around. He still was only
partly conscious when he was removed to a hospital in
an ambulance. Creighton caught the pass, and he
appeared to have run past Blood when the latter fell.
Schwammel had also rushed in on the play. Al Rose,
Cal Hubbard, Frank Butler, Herman Schneidman and Hank Bruder also left the game with injuries. Buckets Goldenberg was so generally worn out that he was taken out, and although Mike Michalske played right up to the bitter end he was almost out on his feet from exhaustion...Mike's playing yesterday was outstanding in the line, and even when he could hardly get to his feet after each play in the final minutes, the Cards didn't come through left guard and make any yardage. He tackled Sarboe like a pile drive coming home, after the latter had caught a punt in the third period, and Michalske was taken out for a rest. The crowd gave him a rising ovation...The appearance of George Raft, screen star, at the game caused considerable excitement. His costume was a model of sartorial brilliance. He wore a deep maroon flannel shirt with a brightly colored tie, a brown and white checkered coat, brown hat and gray trousers. He was the center of interest for photographers and autograph hunters, but he wore a bandage wound around his right thumb and escaped the latter. During the half, he was out in one of the aisles, and even there his admirers found him. As he walked along, he was handed hot dog, bottles of pop and anything else that came into people's mind. One fan, sighting the brilliant coat from the top of the bleachers, hollered down, "Hey, George, where's the pants to that suit?" Women's interest in Raft was somewhat lessened when they saw how badly he needed a haircut...Getting back to the ball game, several Cardinal players played magnificent ball during the whole afternoon. Among them were Lew Gordon, that big right tackle, who's in on every play and every argument too; Sarboe, the Cardinal quarterback who is developing into one of the best all-around men on the team; Mikulak, who played one of his best games against the Packers, and who knew he had to; and Handler, a substitute guard who was on the bottom of every line play. In the third period during a timeout, Mikulak was sitting on the ground near the Packer bench and conversed with the local boys. Rather than razzing he took at Green Bay in the first game this year, thought, "Iron Mike" got praise for his playing. "Boy, the game's gettin' tough," was his only reply between deep, fast breaths...George Sauer gave the stands an exhibition of tackling in the third period when they won't forget for some time. When George tackles every ounce of his 204 pounds is behind it, and when he is through tackling the ball carrier is flat on his face or back on the ground. Hank Bruder was nailing everybody in sight from the fullback position in the second quarter during a Cardinal threat and stopped a possible touchdown, but on fourth down Pardonner booted his dropkick through the uprights. Ernie Smith came into the game in the last quarter and was in on every tackle that came his side of the line. Tar Schwammel also did some wonderful work while the Packers were being pushed back to their goal in the last half...In the last quarter Smith pulled one that gave the stands a big laugh. Sarboe was carrying the ball when he was tackled and the whistle blew. He broke away though and ran for the goal. Smith took after him but caught him by the headgear when came off in his hands and the fleet quarterback sped on. Smith wound up and threw the headgear, catching Sarboe in the back of the head. The play was called back, however...Sarboe made a beautiful interception of a last desperate Herber to Hutson pass in the closing minutes to end any chance of the Packers scoring. It was a long arching pass, and Sarboe was covering Hutson, when suddenly he looked up over his shoulder, and took the pass right down in front of his face, turned and brought it back deep into Green Bay territory...Bobby Cahn, diminutive umpire, again came in for his share of attention. In the first quarter he drew boos from the stands, when he blew his whistle just the Packers were coming out of a huddle, rushed up to the ball and moved it several inches to the left. Again in the final period he had several run-ins with Creighton, Cardinal playing coach. One time he was heard to shout at Creighton, "I don't like the rule, either, but I'm not making them!"
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - You never felt more sorry for a bunch of fighting men than you did for the Packers during the fourth period of the game in Milwaukee. The boys were losing a heartbreaker, and they knew it. It showed in every one of their faces, but they had the stuff to toss those Cardinals back twice on the goal line near the end of the game...Tough to pick out individual stars. The team never worked harder. You never saw more breaks go the wrong way. You were glad when the final whistle blows. The Packers seemed to be taking such an unnecessary pounding through that last period. It made you forget the yardage they piled up during the first half, enabling them to outgain the Cardinals by more than 100 yards for the game. You were resentful about the team's failure to attempt goals from the field when in scoring distance. Twice orders to kick were sent in and disregarded, while Lambeau raged along the sidelines. Maybe the Cardinals looked too soft...You hated the Cardinals through the last half, for no other reason than that they looked like a great ball team. You wished the Packers could click and keep clicking. You forgot for the moment that some day you'll watch this same gang of young Packers tear apart a powerful opponent for the championship of the National league. You hopes that game wouldn't be played on the 13th of the month...We're telling you that 18 Packers figured in the tackling summary yesterday, but it was the veteran Buckets Goldenberg, playing before his hometown folks, who got the most for Green Bay. Buckets snagged himself nine vicious tackles. Right behind him was Milt Gantenbein with eight, Mike Michalske and Tar Schwammel each got seven. Herman Schneidman, Ernie Smith and Hank Bruder each was credited with five. Four apiece went to Frank Butler, Swede Johnston and George Sauer. Three apiece to Cal Hubbard, Lon Evans and Al Rose. Tipton and Mikulak each got eight for the Cards...Schneidman' tackle of Pangle after a pass interception near the end of the game was one of the hardest of the afternoon, and the Packer quarterback was injured on the play. Ernie Smith got his tackles all in a bunch the Cardinals at the goal line in the fourth period, grabbed several tackles in succession, getting some able from Michalske on several plays. Mike was so tired at the finish he could hardly stand, but finish he did. Many of the spectators regarded the play of the veteran Walt Kiesling as among the best of the afternoon. Everyone seemed to like the game, regardless of the crowd's pro-Packers attitude, even the waiters in the restaurant after the game were raving about it, and telling each other they'd be on hand to see the Bays play the Lions next Sunday.
LIONS RETURN WITH INJURIES
OCT 15 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions' 17-7 victory over the Boston Redskins Sunday in the Hub City was not earned without a number of injuries. Most serious on the list of casualties is big Jack Johnson, left tackle, who came out of the Lions-Indians fray with a badly twisted left ankle. The injury is certain to keep Johnson out of the Green Bay Packers game next Sunday in Milwaukee and may keep him on the sidelines until after the Lions' next home game here Wednesday night, Oct. 30, with the Boston club. The 215-pound cowboy has played through 13 league games last season without a mark. He has participated in three games this year. Glenn Presnell, sparkplug of the Lions' attack on their Eastern trip, came out of Sunday's hard fought struggle with a cracked rib. While the injury is a source of aggravation to the former Cornhusker All-American, it is likely he will see service against the Packers this weekend. Sam Knox, guard, limped from the train at the Michigan Central depot Monday afternoon with his left leg in a cast. He pulled a tendon in the Brooklyn Dodgers game Oct. 6. Coach George (Potsy) Clark, elated by the fact that his team has stopped fumbling long enough to whip Boston, was far from satisfied with the showing the Lions made against the Indians.
DETROIT NEXT BAY OPPONENT
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - Doggedly back at work with the memory of a football game which should have been theirs to bother them, the Green Bay Packers today started shaping an attack of sufficient strength to bother the powerful Detroit Lions, their next NFL opponent. Newspaper men who covered last Sunday's Packer-Cardinal game at Milwaukee were unanimous in their opinions that the Green Bay team should have won by a comfortable margin, although they credited the Cardinals with possessing a great machine...FAILED TO KICK: All sports writers criticized the Packers sharply for not kicking field goals when football strategy indicated such a procedure as the obvious course, some of them without knowledge of the fact that instructions to kick were sent into the game twice, and ignored. All scribes agreed that the Packer team played exceptionally hard football, and deserved much better than a three-point defeat. Johnny Blood, the halfback who was calling signals during the first two goal-line marches, remained at St. Mary's hospital, Milwaukee, today recuperating from a cerebral concussion, but his condition was reported by Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, as "much improved". "X-ray pictures taken of Blood yesterday," Dr. Kelly stated, "revealed no fracture and Blood's condition now is improving rapidly."...PLAYED GREAT BALL: Blood, despite his failure to follow instructions from the bench, played brilliant football for the Packers Sunday, guiding the team with particular skill in the first half, when he mixed running plays and passes to baffle the Cardinals time after time - except near the goal line. His loss may be felt when the Packers meet the Lions on Sunday. Another report on the injured back was given by Lloyd Larson, Big Ten official and Milwaukee football writer, who visited Johnny in the hospital. He said that Blood is being permitted to rest at all time, that he is in good spirits and cheerful, and except for occasional dizzy spells is feeling much improved...SQUAD IS FIT: With the exception of Blood and Roger Grove, the entire squad apparently will be fit for action against Detroit Sunday. There are no major injuries, although Hank Bruder was considerably shaken up. Al Rose, who played one of his greatest games Sunday, has an injury to his foot. Joe Laws picked up a painful hand injury, and Milt Gantenbein also has an injured hand. Clarke Hinkle will be in shape to take a regular turn in the backfield. Hinkle came gamely off the bench Sunday, despite the fact that he wasn't looking well, and smacked the Cardinals hard for a few plays. He'll be ready for a longer stretch against the Lions.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - Football lines on the Detroit Lions, the National league team which the Green Bay Packers will meet at Milwaukee next Sunday: Dutch Clark, veteran quarterback, has been termed the "Ty Cobb of baseball" because of his daring and unexpected feats...was an all-Rocky Mountain conference man from 1927 to 1929...scored 100 points during his last year in college...said to be the best drop kicker since Charles Brickley at Harvard...deadly punter within the 50 yard line...Bronko Nagurski says he's the hardest man in the league to tackle. They're calling Ernie Caddel "the blond antelope"...extremely fast...it''ll be fun watching him start around Hutson's wing...scored three touchdowns for Standford against Dartmouth in 1931...was with the Portsmouth Spartans of 1933. Ace Gutowsky, the human battering ram, was born in Komolty, Russia...everyone knows where Komolty is...it's in Russia...another Portsmouth veteran...usually played the full 60 minutes for the Spartans. Packer fans haven't forgotten Glenn Presnell...he's the individual who kicked a 54-yard placement against Green Bay here last fall, giving the Lions a 3 to 0 victory...the boot was the the longest ever made in the National league...another one of those Nebraska All-Americans...received 49 of 50 possible votes for all-pro quarterback in 1933.
LIONS EXPECT TROUBLE
OCT 15 (Detroit) - Fresh from their 17 to 7 scalping of the Redskins in Boston last Sunday, the Detroit Lions started practice today for the game with the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee next weekend. Although the Chicago Cards nosed out the Packers last Sunday, Detroit scouts reported to Coach Potsy Clark that Green Bay won everything but the ball game. The Lions' pilot has had the Bays "looked over" at every game and his gridiron sleuths think Coach Curly Lambeau has one of the best elevens in the circuit. The Lions came out of the Boston contest in good physical shape and aside from Randolph and Hupke, the squad is fit. One of the Boston Redskins walked all over Randolph's right hand, while Hupke has a twisted knee...THREE NEW FACES: There will probably be three first year men in the Lions' starting lineup against Green Bay. Ed Klewicki, one of Michigan State's all-time gridiron heroes, is slated for duty at left end, while Regis Monahan, Ohio State's great guard and captain in 1934, will be flanking the center from the port side. The other newcomer is Red Stacy of Oklahoma university, who has been playing sensational ball at right tackle. The Lions's powerhouse backfield, Clark, Presnell, Caddel and Gutowsky, clicked perfectly in the Boston game and Coach Clark plans to turn the quartet loose at the first kickoff Sunday. Dutch Clark, who calls the signals and directs the team on the field, is one of the greatest backs in the circuit. Ever since he first saw service with the Portsmouth Spartans, he has been a thorn in the side of the Packers...LEAVE SATURDAY NOON: Coach Clark and his huskies will leave here at noon Saturday for Milwaukee. According to present plans, the Lions are to stop over in Chicago for the night and make the last lap of the trip early Sunday morning. While in Milwaukee, Detroit will headquarters at the Schroeder hotel. President George A. Richards of the Lions will head a delegation of Detroit rooters at the game. Among the other Lions' executives who will be in the part are: P.M. Thomas, treasurer, and William A. Alfs, vice president.
THERE'LL BE NO TITLE IN STATE PEDS LOOP
OCT 15 (Stevens Point) - There won't be any title won in the state teachers college conference football race this year. Ousting of Stevens Point from the loop automatically precludes any possibility of a championship for the remaining four teams, it was learned today. To quote the rule book: "A football schedule of four sectional game shall be necessary to secure a conference rating." Local observers interpret this to mean that a team must play at least four games to win a title. When Stevens Point was barred from the league, Milwaukee, Whitewater, Platteville and Oshkosh were left with only three games each. Platteville defeated Stevens Point a week ago in a game it is understood will not be marked in the league standings. The Pointers were ousted from the league for taking part in pre-season games with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.
WOODWARD IS BAY TRAINER
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - Dave Woodward, veteran trainer of athletic teams who served 12 years with the University of Minnesota athletic department, has been secured as trainer of the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Woodward began his work here this morning. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Woodward got his start as high school trainer, and later as trainer of the Rochester baseball team. He handled the same assignment this summer for the College All-Stars in Chicago, and for the past month has worked with the Chicago Bears. He left the latter position when Andy Lotshaw, Cubs' trainer, completed his baseball work and rejoined the Bears...STUDIES BANDAGING, TAPING: Woodward specializes in massages, bandaging, taping and other necessaries of gridiron warfare. His position will not affect the status of Bud Jorgenson, Packer property manager for the past 12 years, who will continue with his regular duties. The new trainer has made a careful study of common athletic injuries, and gave a demonstration as recently as last summer at the Northwestern university coaching school. He is expected to be of real benefit to the Packers. In the meantime, the team continued its strenuous training program for next Sunday's National league encounter with the Detroit Lions at Milwaukee. Word from the latter city indicated that interest of football fans is running even higher than before the Packer-Cardinal contest, during which the Bays gave a beautiful demonstration of football...ANOTHER BIG CROWD: With decent weather, another crowd of 13,000 or upward is expected to be present. Johnny Blood, injured halfback, continues to show improvement at St. Mary's hospital, Milwaukee, and he probably will be removed to a Green Bay hospital within a few days. If Blood displays his usual phenomenal stamina, he may be in shape to play against the Chicago Bears a week from Sunday - an occasion when he'll apparently be needed. The Packer squad held a long skull session at the Beaumont hotel last night, mapping out strategy for the game against the Lions.
LOOKING UP IN THE REAL OF SPORTS
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - Before you start talking about the 1936 football championship, take notice of the peculiar breaks left in the 1935 schedule - a series of games which may just possibly wind up with the Packers in a commanding spot. Fans who are complaining because of the toughness of the current three-game series involving the Packers and the Cardinals, Lions and Bears, may also display some sympathy for those last three clubs, who are slated to do considerable throat slicing during the closing month of the campaign. The Packers have remaining on their schedule only five key games, assuming that neither Philadelphia nor Pittsburgh can be rated an outstanding team. These contest are with Detroit, three game, and one each with the Bears and Cardinals. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are confronted with seven key games - two with the Bears, and one each with Detroit, Green Bay, Boston, Brooklyn and New York. Nine key game remain on the Bears' schedule - two each with the Cardinals, Detroit and New York, and one each with Green Bay, Boston and Brooklyn. Before the Detroit Lions wind up their season they'll face eight key opponents - Green Bay three times, Bears twice, Boston, Cardinals and Brooklyn once each. It's a long road that has no goal line.
ANOTHER BIG CROWD
OCT 16 (Milwaukee) - Another big crowd of football fans is expected for the National league games between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions at State Fair park next Sunday. Last weekend some 13,000 gridiron enthusiasts saw the Packers drop a heart breaking 3-0 contest to the Chicago Cardinals, and, from the talk heard throughout the city, nearly all the spectators are coming back for more. It was a brilliant exhibition of football and the hard, bruising play of the contestants has the fans still talking about the game. This will be the first time that Detroit has ever played in Milwaukee. The Lions are ranked as one of the topnotch aggregations in the postgraduate wheel and many of the local gridiron followers are anxious to get a glimpse of Dutch Clark, the Christensens, Glenn Presnell and other stars of the Detroit machine in action...BRISK TICKET SALE: The advance ticket sale at the Journal and Sentinel offices and the other places about town gives every indication of a bumper throng. There seems to be increased interest in the suburban cities, while Kenosha and Racine will send hundreds to Sunday's game. A number of neighboring high schools have ordered blocks of seats for their teams and three of the college squads in the immediate vicinity will be represented 100 percent. The state fair management will eliminate the last hour game at the gates this Sunday by opening more of the turnstile entrances and additional ticket selling booths will be operated to handle the hundreds who always wait until the last minute to purchase ducats.
WILL CHEER SCHNELLER
OCT 16 (Neenah) - The Schneller family and all their friends will attend the Green Bay-Detroit game in Milwaukee Sunday to see "Big John" Schneller, former Neenah high and Wisconsin U star, do his stuff for the Lions. Schneller joined the Portsmouth Spartans in 1933 and the scrappy wingman was taken along to Detroit when the Portsmouth franchise was moved to the Motor city. John always plays great football against Green Bay and his friends are confident that he will be very much in evidence this Sunday in the gridiron combat at State fair park.
CHICAGO BEARS BOOST RECORD
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - In an effort to prove they are out
to regain the title of world champions, which they lost to
the New York Giants last season, the Chicago Bears
have added the defensive laurels while retaining the
offensive leadership during the last week of play in the
NFL, according to statistics compiled today. The Bears
increased their total of yards gained to 1,033 in three
games and have held the opposition to 472 and only 14
points. The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers are
second and third best offensive teams in average yards
gained per game. The champion Giants still lead in
scoring with 79 points, in forward passing with 19 out of
45 for 42 percent, and also are the best offensive team
in the east with 809 yards gained. The Chicago Cards,
the only undefeated team in the circuit, and the Packers are second best forward passing teams with 36 percent completed. Detroit is the second best scoring team with 72 points.
PACKERS AT HARD WORK FOR LIONS
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - Doggedly back at work with the memory of a football game which should have been theirs to bother them, the Green Bay Packers have started shaping an attack of sufficient strength to bother the powerful Detroit Lions, their next National Professional Football league opponents. Green Bay and Detroit will clash at State Fair park, Milwaukee, next Sunday afternoon. Newspaper men who covered last Sunday's Packer-Cardinal game at Milwaukee were unanimous in their opinions that the Green Bay team should have won by a comfortable margin, although they credited the Cardinals with possessing a great machine. All sportswriters criticized the Packers sharply for not kicking field goals when football strategy indicated such a procedure as the obvious course, some of them without knowledge of the fact that instructions to kick were sent into the game twice, and ignored. All scribes agreed that the Packer team played exceptionally hard football, and deserved much better than a three-point deficit. Johnny Blood, the halfback who was calling signals during the first two goal line marches, remained at St. Mary's hospital, Milwaukee, today, recuperating from a cerebral concussion, but his condition was reported by Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical adviser, as "much improved". "X-ray pictures taken of Blood yesterday," Dr. Kelly stated, "revealed no fracture, and Blood's condition now is improving rapidly." Blood, despite his failure to follow instructions from the bench, played brilliant football for the Packers Sunday, guiding the team with particular skill in the first half, when he mixed running plays and passes to baffle the Cardinals time after time - except near the goal line. His loss may be felt when the Packers meet the Lions on Sunday. Another report on the injured back was given by Lloyd Larson, Big Ten official and Milwaukee football writer, who visited Johnny in the hospital. He said that Blood is being permitted to rest at all times, that he is in good spirits and cheerful, and except for occasional dizzy spells is feeling much improved. With the exception of Blood and Roger Grove, the entire squad apparently will be fit for action against Detroit Sunday. There are no major injuries, although Hank Bruder was considerably shaken up. Al Rose, who played one of his greatest games Sunday, has an injury to his foot, Joe Laws picked up a painful hand injury, and Milton Gantenbein also has an injured hand. Clark Hinkle will be in shape to take a regular turn in the backfield. Hinkle came gamely off the bench Sunday, despite the fact that he wasn't looking well and smacked the Cardinals hard for a few plays. He'll be ready for a longer stretch against the Lions.
PACKERS PLACE LOT OF HOPE ON GROVE
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer fans today pinned a lot of hope on Rog Grove, first string quarterback, who yesterday reported for drill after nearly a whole season of bench warming because of injury. Fans hope Grove will in a measure offset the loss of Johnny Blood, injured in the Packer-Cardinal game in Milwaukee last Sunday. The Bays again play in Milwaukee Sunday, this time with the Detroit Lions. Meantime, Coach Curly Lambeau continued his secret practices as the boys wound up their week of preparation. With the exception of Blood, who is still in a Milwaukee hospital, the squad is in excellent physical condition. The Lions of Detroit, fresh from their 17 to 7 victory over the Boston Redskins last Sunday, were encouraged by the defeat the Lambeau boys had at the hands of the Cardinals. But then the Detroit boys didn't see the game in Milwaukee and perhaps didn't know the Cardinals were outplayed by a wide margin throughout most of the game.