(MILWAUKEE) - Outlasting the Detroit Lions in another unbelievably hard fought football game, the Green Bay Packers hoisted themselves into second place in the Western division of the NFL here Sunday afternoon. The score was 13 to 9, and the Packers rallied to achieve it. When the first half ended here yesterday, with Green Bay on the short end of a 3 to 0 score after decisively outplaying the Lions throughout the opening periods, backers of the team thought they were seeing a repetition of the Packers' defeat by the Cardinals the previous week. That's just where everyone made a big mistake. Rolling back from the half with a splendidly maneuvered offensive, the Bays drove down into Detroit territory enough times for Don Hutson to  score a touchdown, Ernie Smith to kick an extra point and big Tar Schwammel, again a star of stars in the line, to pound two long placements home from the field. The Packer backs clicked with regularity during the game, with George Sauer and Clarke Hinkle looking particularly impressive on defense. The backfield was tight as a drum on pass defense. Although the Green Bay line play was at its best of the season, possibly the most consistent performers - the ones who remained for the greater portion of the game - were Schwammel, Walt Kiesling, Milt Gantenbein, Mike Michalske, Ernie Smith and Nate Barragar. That second half was one of the most thrilling ever witnessed by any of the 8,500 fans who enjoyed a mild autumn afternoon at State fair park stadium.
Dutch Clark put the issue right up to the Packers late
in the first period, when he booted a field goal from the
43-yard line - a brilliant dropkick which sailed well above
the bar. As on the previous Sunday, the Packers drove
back time and time again, but Bob Monnett could not
click on two field goal attempts, and when the half had
ended the score was 3 to 0 in the wrong direction. 
Almost immediately after the turn of the half, affairs
began to change. The Bays took the ball on the kickoff,
and soon punted out. Skirmishing just across midfield,
the Lions failed to pick up satisfactory yardage on three
line plays, and Frank Christensen went back in punt
formation. The Packer line surged through upon the
kicker, and Schwammel leaped into the air, deflecting
the ball in a crazy way back toward the Detroit goal.
The one person on the field that the Packers wanted to
be near that ball landed on it - Don Hutson. With the
Lions desperately breaking toward the bounding oval,
Schwammel and Hutson reached it first. Tar wheeled
and lunged into the nearest two or three Lions with a
savage block, while Hutson scooped up the ball 
shortstop fashion and was off from the 25-yard line - a
green and gold streak smoking down the sidelines to
the Detroit goal. Ernie Smith carefully kicked the extra
point, giving the Packers a 7 to 3 lead, which as it later
developed, wasn't enough. Schwammel got the first of
his long placements midway in the third period, a husky
boot from the 38-yard line with Herber holding the ball,
and that sent the Packers into the lead by 10 to 7. A
wrecking crew performance by Detroit at the start of the fourth period chased Ernie Caddel around left end for a touchdown, and it looked like a tie, but Dutch Clark, the ever-reliable, muffed the kick for extra point and the Lions trailed 9 to 10.
To make it safer, Schwammel kicked another goal in the fourth period, this time from the 41-yard line, and the Lions then needed a touchdown to win. Trying desperately to achieve the score by passes, they bumped into an airtight pass defense, and when the game ended Clarke Hinkle was blazing away through the Detroit line on the Lions' 4-yard stripe. The first half was a tough one for the Packers to swallow. They outrushed the Lions constantly, and most of the tackles achieved by the Detroit team went to men backing up the line. Still, the Bays lacked a scoring punch. They got into hot water early in the period, when Hinkle fumbled and Parker picked up the ball on the Green Bay 23-yard line, Parker getting away to the 5-yard stripe, where Michalske knocked him down. Parker went through right tackle for three yards, but the threat was smothered when Gantenbein fell on Parker's fumble on the Packer 2-yard line. Sauer punted out to Clark, who was dropped by Michalske and Gantenbein on the Packer 34-yard line. One line play and two passes failed to accomplish anything, and Clark, standing on the Green Bay 43-yard line, kicked his impressive drop.
The punting of George Sauer, which kept the Lions backed up all afternoon, gave the Packers a good start on the second period, when a kick went out of bounds on the Detroit 9-yard stripe. Frank Christensen's return punt was taken by Arnie Herber and hauled back to the Detroit 36-yard marker, and a pass over center, Herber to Hutson, made it first down on the 23 1/2 yard line. Herber aimed a pass at Sauer over the left side of the line, which went incomplete, and Hinkle with a terrific lunge through right guard, landed on the Detroit 12 1/2 yard line, first down. Hinkle gained only two and a half yards on a pair of line plays, Herber's pass to Hutson gained only two yards and, with Herber holding the ball, Monnett's attempt at field goal from the 17 yard line was low and to the right of the posts. Near the end of the half, the Packers were down in scoring position again, getting there when Monnett's forward pas to Herber was downed on the Detroit 27 1/2 yard line. Hinkle ripped through to the 25-yard stripe, making it first down, but Herber's forward pass over the right side of the line to Bruder was nearly intercepted by Caddel. Other passes failed, and a Detroit penalty put the ball on the 20-yard line, third don. Hinkle banged through for four yards and Bruder hit center for one yard and a first down on the 15-yard stripe. Herber passed over center to Bruder, who was dropped by Frank Christensen for another first down. Less than a minute remained to play, Hinkle got two yards at left tackle, Parker stopping him, and Monnett was halted cold at right tackle.
With a few seconds left, the Packers hurried back into placekick formation, and Monnett's boot from the 12-yard line hit the cross bar, rebounding onto the playing field as the half ended. Hutson's touchdown provided the fireworks as play was resumed in the third period. A few minutes after he scored he nearly did the trick again, Herber's long pass bouncing off his fingers as he galloped toward the goal line in Detroit's territory. Itr was the first pass Hutson had missed in his entire football career. Some line smacking by Swede Johnston carried the basll to the Detroit 36-yard line, and then the Packers chased Sauer out on a wing back, Johnston going through center on the fake to the 25 1/2 yard line. Herber's forward pass to Hutson over the right side of the line was incomplete, and another short toss by Herber, this time to the left, failed to hit Goldenberg. Herber and Schwammel stepped back to the 38-yard line, and with the former holding the ball Tar booted a perfect placement. Detroit retaliated with a lashing ground attack that carried the ball down into Green Bay country. Clark and Gutowsky alternated on running plays, until the Lions made it first down on the Packer 36-yard line.
Caddel, streaming around left end, was missed by several Packer tacklers, and attained a first down on the Green Bay 26-yard line. Hinkle and Rose stopped Clark after a 1-yard gain, and Clark's forward pass to Caddel to the right bounced off Ernie's fingers. Clark tried to pass, got in the clear and broke through for a first down on the 13-yard line. Half a dozen Packers broke through to smear Caddel for a loss of 5 1/2 yards, Clark's forward was incomplete and Kiesling came in fast to block Nott's pass. Clark attempted a dropkick from the 27-yard line, but the try failed, and Sauer punted out. As the fourth period opened a forward pass from Nott to Caddel brought the ball to the Green Bay 13-yard line, and on the next play Clark was smeared for a yard loss at right tackle by Rose and Michalske. Away went Caddel. He ran fast around left end, smacked through two Packer tacklers and crossed the line standing up for a touchdown, but Clark missed the extra point. Sauer sent a punt int the pocket a few minutes later, when the Packers didn't risk trying to make an inch for first down. The kick went out of  bounds on the Detroit 12 1/2 yard line.
The Lions failed to get out of the hole. Nott threw a forward pass, which Bruder hooked off on the Detroit 34-yard line, and, after Sauer and Laws barely failed to make a first down, Schwammel went into action again, kicking his second goal from the 41-yard line. Schwammel then kicked off to Clark, who was tackled by Ernie Smith and dropped the ball, Barragar recovering and returning to the Detroit 31-yard line. A penalty for holding set the Bays back 15 yards, and Sauer's punt was downed by Michalske on the Detroit 8-yard line. The Lions lost it right way, when Hupke, an ineligible receiver, took Vaughan's forward pass on the Detroit 8-yard line, the ball going to the Packers. Sauer gained three yards at right tackle, but Hinkle fumbled, Randolph recovering for Detroit on the 6-yard line. The Lions' passes failed, and Green Bay took the ball on the Detroit 18-yard line. Hinkle was stopped at right tackle, Monnett added a few yards at left tackle, and Hinkle broke through to the Detroit 4-yard line as the game ended.
DETROIT   -  3  0  0  6 -  9
GREEN BAY -  0  0 10  3 - 13
1st - DET - Dutch Clark, 43-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
3rd - GB - Don Hutson, 25-yard blocked punt return (Ernie Smith kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
3rd - GB - Tar Schwammel, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-3
4th - DET - Ernie Caddel, 12-yard run (Dutch Clark kick failed) GREEN BAY 10-9
4th - GB - Schwammel, 41-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-9
OCT 21 (Milwaukee Journal) - Milwaukee has shown, on the last two Sundays, that it will support a team in the National Pro Football league. The city once had a fine pro team but let it starve to death. Whether it can get another chance or will have to be satisfied to share the Packers with Green Bay remains to be seen. Right now the machinery is in motion for an attempt to get a franchise in the league for next season. Certainly the Packers' game with the Cardinals a week ago and the game with the Detroit Lions Sunday was well worth the price of admission. The 20,000 or more spectators who turned out were rewarded with a fine, hard brand of football. Both games were packed with thrills, particularly the Detroit game. Things happened so fast you were likely to miss something good if you turned your head. The Packers have made pro football fans here the last two seasons with their occasional visits to State Fair park. Staunch adherents of the varsity game have made comments to me which show that they are beginning to appreciate the clean, hard, efficient game of the pros. The blocking is better, certainly harder, than in the usual college game, yet often fails to take out the man for the pros fend off or evade blockers. The maneuvering of that sort often is as interesting to watch as the progress of the ball. The movie strip of Hinkle's fumble in column one of this page shows Laws apparently taken out of Parker's path to the goal by Caddel but evading the block sufficiently to trip the runner. The pros seldom lose their heads. They think fast, probably almost instinctively after so much football experience. Parker, for instance, did not hesitate an instant after picking up the fumble and other Lions took in the situation at a glance and moved in to block for him. Again, after Schwammel blocked Christensen's punt, the action was like lightning. It didn't take Hutson a fraction of a second to make up his mind after he got his hands on the ball. Again, when a Packer kickoff bounced backward, a Green Bay man whose number I did not catch recognized opportunity in a flash. It was an onside kick and as the ball settled in his arms he was off like a streak for the Detroit goal only to be stopped within a few yards.
OCT 21 (Green Bay) - They packed about 8,500 persons in the park yesterday to watch the game. The count was more accurate than that of a week ago, when several announcements estimated a 13,000 crowd at about 18,000...The public address system functioned smoothly. Frank Bebbor is at the microphone with a man on either side to call the plays. A third helper walks up and down the sidelines and reports the exact position of the ball and losses and gains...Detroit's uniforms of blue and silver are obviously designed for night football. They make a flashy appearance at any time, however, and for the first half of the game they were three points more noticeable than the green...Fears about Clark Hinkle's injury slowing him up on the field were dispelled after about three plays of the game. Both the Lions and the fans learned that he runs just as hard as ever, and cracks his tacklers with the same old drive...Buddy Parker of Centenary college, whose name didn't even get on the program, was one of the Lions' outstanding backs. He was sent to Detroit by Cal Hubbard, who says that he wouldn't have fit into the Packer type of backfield. He is the old driving type, says Cal, and would be all out of place in a fast spinning type of play...Hank Bruder's blocking again was one of the highlights of play. Several times he left his feet in spectacular manner to crack down some would-be tackler. His defensive play in backing up the line also was outstanding...Customers weren't the only ones who were excited by the game. Russ Winnie, Milwaukee radio sports announcer, had Bobby Cahn kicking a field goal at one time, and later told his listeners that Gantenbein was entering the game for Wisconsin. He checked the latter error..."One of you guys should have been there," Bobby Cahn told the Detroit players who wanted intentional grounding called on a pass by Herber. Cahn's contention is that any pass that travels 20 yards or more must be intended for some receiver if the play is executed properly. If the receiver is blocked out of position, it cannot be called the passer's fault, Cahn says...The boys at the gate get the game second-handed from cheers at the sidelines and the concessioners that work back and forth. They get a less detailed report than do radio listeners, although they are right there. No matter how great the excitement, they do not leave their posts...Mrs. Ernie Smith has a noteworthy attitude on the game. When asked if she wasn't proud of her husband after the game, she said, "Not any more so than usual. Win or lose, I'm always proud of him."...The Lions' mascot, a man costumed as a lion, paraded up and down the sidelines throughout the game and helped direct the drum corps between halves. It was a jubilant lion during the first half but the king of beasts became just another cat as the game entered its final minutes...Green Bay was well represented in the grandstands again, although not quite as well as at the Cardinal game. With them, Milwaukee fans are very partisan and do all their cheering for the Packers...Johnny Blood drew a good hand from the crowd. Although he was not in uniform, he was on the Packer bench, and when he left the park early he was recognized...Frank Christensen did a fine job of punting in the first quarter with the wind at his back. For the rest of the game, however, George Sauer's booting eclipsed the best efforts of the Detroit backs...When the word broke that the Cardinals had lost their ball game, there was no holding the fans down. Most of them heard it after they were back downtown, and it was a great piece of news, received incredulously at first, but appreciated. Even a local tavern keeper, who lost a considerable sum of money on the Lions, must have enjoyed that.
OCT 21 (Green Bay) - Now you can reverse your field, disregard those troublesome Cardinals for the moment, and turn your attention to Chicago, where another of those titanic struggles between the Packers and the Bears is in line for next Sunday. Nobody expected Pittsburgh to defeat the Cardinals, but no one expected Braddock to take Baer either, and Sunday's lacing of Detroit by the Packers sets the stage for what probably will be the greatest game of the National league season to date, at Wrigley field next Sunday afternoon. The Packers may get another miracle play, such as defeated the Bears here early this season, or they may be able to beat George Halas' team on straight football. If they do win, they'll go into first place, and you can set it down as a lead pipe fact that they'll be very, very hard to dislodge. Green Bay, of course, respects the Bears tremendously. The Chicago team has a passing attack which is as distracting as a split skirt on a bowling alley and as irritating as a mouse in a mince pie. The Bears, despite their defeat by the Packers, are still the rough, tough outfit which has been spreadeagling the opposition around National league circles for several seasons. It's going to be the game of the season...We're telling you that the field goals which Tar Schwammel kicked at Milwaukee yesterday were the second and third he has made as a Packer. His total number of points on the all-time scoring list now is 10. Don Hutson boosted his total to 24 by scoring his fourth touchdown. Ernie Smith's extra point was the was the second he has made as a Packers...Mike Michalske led the Packers in yesterday in total tackles. He got nine. Second was Lon Evans, with eight, and then came four men with six each, Cal Hubbard, Schwammel, Hank Bruder and Clarke Hinkle. Milt Gantenbein and George Sauer each got five. Nate Barrager and Al Rose each got four...It's interesting to note that the majority of the Lions' tackles were made by backfield men, proving that the Packer ball carriers spend considerable time in the opposing secondary. Frank Christensen, halfback, led the Detroit time with 10, Buddy Parker, fullback, was second up with nine. Stacy got seven. Schneller and Hupke each was good for four, and three apiece went to Ebding, George Christensen, Caddel and Morse.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will battle the Bears of Chicago at Wrigley field tomorrow for first place in the Western division of the NFL. Technically the New York Giants are leading the league, but the only interest the Packers have in that eastern club is in the outcome of tomorrow's engagement between the Giants and Chicago Cardinals. As far as Green Bay is concerned, New York can win all its remaining game without doing any damage to the Packer pennant cause...MAY DECIDE TITLE: Although about half the schedule remains to be played after Sunday, followers of both teams realize that the championship of the Western division probably will be decided at Wrigley field tomorrow, and hundreds of Green Bay fans are taking advantage of two special Sunday excursions, one on the Milwaukee road and the other on the C. & N.W. road, to follow the team to Chicago. If the Packers win, Sunday will be one of the greatest days in Green Bay football history. If they lose, they will face a terrific task in attempting to gain the top position before the end of the season. The team is in good shape. Beyond injuries to Swede Johnston's ankle and Mike Michalske's hand, the entire squad is fit and its morale could not be better. Every one of the Packers realizes what the game means and is prepared to take more than his turn in the lineup Sunday...BOWL OVER FOES: The Bears have been hot lately, bowling over all opponents since they lost to the Packers here in September. The Chicago team has displayed no signs of slipping, and will be at the peak of its game tomorrow. The Packers left at 12:45 this afternoon on the Milwaukee road, and were to arrive in Chicago at 5:45. They will make their headquarters at the Knickerbocker hotel while in Chicago. Although Coach E.L. Lambeau has not said so, it is probable that he will start the power backfield which opened against Detroit - Hank Bruder at blocking quarterback, George Sauer at left halfback, Arnold Herber at right half and Clarke Hinkle at full. This backfield is heavier than any combination the Bears can put together, and with the proper assistance from the Packer line, can be depended upon to smack through for needed yards.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers packed their football togs today and set out for Chicago where tomorrow they will meet the Chicago Bears in what may be a championship determining struggle in the National Pro league. The Packers won the first game by a score of 7 to 0. The Bears now are leading the western division of the league with three victories and one loss for a percentage total of .750. The Packers have four wins and two defeats. Tomorrow's game will renew the greatest professional football rivalry in the country and hundreds of state fans are following the team into Chicago. Last Sunday's victory over the Lions in Milwaukee set a new flame under the Packers, who a couple of weeks before showed themselves to be weak on scoring plays. The Packers came out of the game in fine physical trim.
OCT 27 (Chicago) - Four of the strongest teams in the National league are matched today in games which will have an important bearing on the western division championship. The Bears, present leaders, meet the Green Bay Packers at Wrigley field at 2:15 o'clock. In New York the Cardinals, league leaders until last week, play the Giants. Victory for the Bears, who are the favorites to avenge an early season defeat by the Packers, will leave the former league champions in first place in their division. The Packers, however, can take the lead with a victory only if the Giants beat the Cardinals...IT'S 33RD MEETING OF RIVALS: The Bear-Packer game will be the 33rd meeting between the rivals, who began their series back in the early days of professional football. In fourteen years they have been able to gain no better than a draw with each other, with 14 victories apiece. Four games were tied. On the occasion of their last meeting, the Packers surprised the Bears with an 83-yard pass for a touchdown on the first play of the game from scrimmage. Repeated drives by the Bears fell short of the goal thereafter, and the Packers won, 7 to 0, achieving the first of their four victories in six league games to date. The Cardinals, who have only two victories, defeated the Packers twice...HALAS EXPECTS SEVERE TEST: Coach George Halas anticipates no recurrence of last month's jolt at Green Bay, but he expects victory only after the Bears' severest test of the year. Relieved of the Brumbaugh complex, which gripped the squad after the star quarterback of last year resigned to accept a coaching job, and revived after the letdown following the All-Star game, the Bears found themselves against Philadelphia two weeks ago. They gave one of the best demonstrations of football seen at Wrigley field in several seasons last week in defeating Brooklyn. Brooklyn, however, was not as good a team as the Packers have proved themselves. It will take just as high a caliber of football to beat the Packers and, more of it, Halas feels. To reach the perfection of attack attained last week, Halas will start the same team which kicked off to Brooklyn. This array will include Reds Pollock, a newcomer, at right halfback, and Beattie Feathers, the league's leading ground gainer last year, at left half. Pollock and Feathers, while not the fastest set of halfbacks in the league, are two of the most efficient. Their long runs last week were the chief factors in the Bears' first half drive to three touchdowns...MANDERS FILLS NAGURSKI'S POST: The backfield will be rounded out by Jack Manders at fullback in place of the injured Bronko Nagurski, who may not be ready to play for several weeks yet, and Bernie Masterson at
Green Bay Packers (4-2) 13, Detroit Lions (2-2-1) 9
​Sunday October 20th 1935 (at Milwaukee)
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - Coming out of the Detroit game at Milwaukee last Sunday in better shape than from any previous contest, the Green Bay Packers again will be at top form next Sunday, when they invade Wrigley field for their all-important struggle with the Chicago Bears. The Packers' sensational 13 to 9 victory over the Lions sent the fans' football interest soaring, and hundreds of Green Bay backers are expected to take trains and highways to Chicago for Sunday's combat. One of these occasions will be an excursion tagged Hotel Carrigan Old Heidelberg, which will leave the hotel via the Milwaukee road at 7:45 Sunday morning, arriving in Chicago at 12:30 that afternoon. On the return trip the special, with the Packer car attached, will leave Chicago at 7:45 and arrive at Green Bay at 12:30 a.m. Monday. The round trip rate will be $3.95, and 125 fares are needed...MICHALSKE HURTS HAND: Dr. W.W. Kelly, Packer medical advisor, today announced that beyond an injury to the left hand of Mike Michalske, guard, the team came through the grueling contest with the Lions almost unscratched. Clarke Hinkle, rapidly gaining weight, is returning to top form and is crazy for action, and the rest of the squad, except for a few bruises and bumps, in in peak condition. Word from Chicago indicates that the Packers will have to be in shape to make a strong showing against the Bears. The Chicago management has prepared Wrigley field to accommodate the largest crowd of the season, resodding the entire field and erecting field stands in back of the Packer bench on the east side of the field. This will enable Green Bay fans to sit near their team for the first time in the history of the Wrigley field series. 
OCT 22 (Milwaukee) - Several hundred Milwaukee pro football fans will hit the trail for Chicago next Sunday to see the Green Bay Packers and Bears have it our in a National league game at Wrigley field for first place in the Western division. Green Bay has played in Milwaukee the last two Sundays and Coach E.L. Lambeau's team has greatly increased its following here by its spirited play against the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions. The sideline coaches spend as much time these days second guessing for the Packers as they do for Marquette or the Wisconsin Badgers...SNAP UP TICKETS: Arrangements have been made for a block of tickets to be placed on sale at the Milwaukee Journal service bureau for the convenience of the Milwaukee fans and these ducats will be snapped up in a hurry as it is the opinion here that the largest professional gridiron crowd of the season will witness the crucial combat Sunday in Chicago. Both the railroads and North Shore are running bargain day excursions this weekend while the highways will be jammed with motorists heading for the Windy city and "the game of the season".
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - Russ Winnie, popular sports announcer for station WTMJ, who broadcasts the Packer schedule among numerous other contests, brought his "laboratory" to town yesterday and, in an especially well-received talk at the Kiwanis club luncheon in the Hotel Northland, told some of the "inside story" about how games are handled from the radio transmission angle. There were more than 100 at the meeting, the group including members of the Lions club who were invited to hold a joint meeting, 21 of the Packer squad and several officers and personnel of the Packer management, the latter two groups attending as guests of the Wadhams Oil company, sponsors of the Packer broadcasts...DRAMATIZE BEAR GAME: Winnie practically had his audience at the game and cheering when he re-dramatized the now famous Herber to Hutson pass play in the Packer-Bear game here earlier in the season which enabled the Packers to win out 7 to 0. He was telling, at the time, about how the imagination and a knowledge of the team and players were essential in broadcasting a telegraphic account of games which come to the studio in skeletonized form that contain only a meager description of the actual play involved. Winnie completed his 147th football broadcast Sunday, including various college games and professional games both on the field and through telegraphic reports. His radio relations with the Packers started six years ago, he said, when the Packers were in the East and he was called upon to handle the telegraph account. The announcer revealed that he likes football broadcasting better than any other sport contest and holds the pro game far superior in every respect to college ball...BOUQUET FOR PACKERS: "College football," he said, "lacks the finesse and polish of the pro game. There isn't the organized cheering and following in professional football but the game itself is far superior because the pro player understands his job better and doesn't waste his energy like the undergraduate." Winnie had high praise for the Packers and the fans in Green Bay for long and consistently supporting the team, win or lose. Frank Casey, advertising manager of the Wadhams firm, preceded Winnie and also lauded the spirit and cooperation of Green Bay citizens for their support of the Packers. "By your kindness and consideration you have given Green Bay worldwide recognition," Casey said. "You have gained publicity that could not be purchased and all of this has been brought about through a feeling of kindness and consideration that is a by-word in Green Bay."..."Y" QUARTET SINGS: Casey singled out for special comment the "Monday to Sunday board of strategy" including in the group Leland H. Joannes, Dr. W.W. Kelly, A.B. Turnbull, Gerald F. Clifford and E.L. (Curly) Lambeau.
OCT 22 (Columbus, OH) - The "Big Four" of the Western division officialdom in the National league will work the game in Chicago Sunday between the Bears and Green Bay Packers. Headed by Bobby Cahn, Chicago half-pint referee, the quarter has proved satisfactory to players and spectators alike in the important games they have worked this fall. Gunnar Elliott of Fort Wayne will be the umpire, Judge M.M. Meyer of Cleveland is the field judge and Dan Tehan of Cincinnati is the headlinesman. In view of the importance of the game, President Joe F. Carr expects to be among those present, providing that he has completed his investigation of the Chicago Cardinal-Pirate melee in Pittsburgh last Sunday.
​OCT 22 (New York) - The Chicago Bears' 24-14 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers Sunday sent the former National Pro Football league champions into a tie with the New York Giants for high scoring honors. Both elevens have rolled up 86 points, the Bears in four games and the Giants in five. The Detroit Lions have the best defensive record, holding their opponents to 723 yards in five games. The Boston Redskins are second with 744 in four games. The Giants retained the passing leadership, with 26 completed out of 57 for an average of 45 percent. The Green Bay Packers have completed the most passes, 42 in 112.
OCT 23 (Chicago) - The Bears returned to hard work at
Wrigley field yesterday, preparatory to meeting the
Green Bay Packers at Wrigley field Sunday. The drill 
was devoted largely to defensive maneuvers by which 
the Bears will attempt to block field goals. This method
of attack is apt to figure prominently in Sunday's game.
Jack Manders, the Bears' fullback, whose play Sunday
went a long way toward making Chicago fans forget the
loss of Bronko Nagurski, is one of the most accurate
kickers in football...ADE KICKS LONG ONES: His
effectiveness will be matched by Ade Schwammel, 
Packer tackle, who kicked two field goals, 39 and 43
yards, respectively, against Detroit last week. He is
considered better at long kicks. Manders usually limits
his efforts to attempts inside the 30 yard line. In 
addition to Schwammel's kicking, the Packers present
a dangerous threat at all times in their passing game,
which is among the best in the league. They have 
thrown 112 passes in six games, completing 42..THAT
TOUCHDOWN PASS: The most important pass in this
list of completions was the 83 yard toss, Arnie Herber
to Don Hutson, on the first play of the Bear game at 
Green Bay. This pass went for a touchdown, by which
the Packers defeated the Bears, 7 to 0. The Packers
have beaten only twice in six games this year, losing to
the Cardinals twice and defeating Pittsburgh, the Lions
and Giants.
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - Practicing for the Green Bay-Chicago Bears game next Sunday, Swede Johnston, Packer fullback, yesterday sprained his ankle and is a doubtful performer against George Halas' team, Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, announced today. Trainer Dave Woodward is keeping the injured ankle under treatment, and Dr. Kelly believes that the stock fullback will be available for some service against the Bears at Chicago Sunday. Except for Johnston, the squad will be just about intact for the Bears, which is in the shape it will have to be, according to Coach E.L. Lambeau. One play in particular clicked perfectly against the Chicagoans when the teams played here early this season, and as a result the Packers emerged from he bitter struggle with a 7 to 0 victory. Four periods of rough, tough hard football will be necessary to repeat the triumph, Lambeau believes. Gene Ronzani, the Bears' blocking halfback, has been doing considerable ball carrying lately, and the Packers are being warned to watch him. He was good for a lot of yardage against Brooklyn and his experience in the professional game makes him a dangerous customer. Mike Michalske's injured hand was not fractured, an X-ray picture revealed, and the veteran guard, who made more tackles against Detroit last Sunday than any other Packers, is in the thick of the daily workouts...COMBINATION LOOKS GOOD: The Packers' power backfield of Herber, Sauer, Bruder and Hinkle, which started last Sunday's game, worked like a charm and there is a possibility that the same combination will be in there against the Bears at the start of the game. The backfield substitutions also worked out well, Johnston in particular sliding through for big gains. Buckets Goldenberg saw good service, as did Joe Laws and Herman Schneidman, all leading Lambeau to believe that the backfield worries which had him bothered early in the season have been pretty well cleared up. George Sauer's punting was a feature of Sunday's game, and was about the best exhibition given by the Packers this season. Several times Sauer set the ball out of bounds deep in Detroit territory, and his kicks were high enough to give the Packer ends plenty of time to get down the field. A block of tickets for the Bear game was received at the ticket office here today, and Packer followers may obtain them immediately.
OCT 23 (Madison) - Every football fan in Madison, who can beg, borrow or steal a ride to Chicago, will be in the Windy city over the weekend to see the Badgers clash with Chicago in a Big Ten game Saturday and the Packer-Bear professional game at Wrigley field on Sunday. The Badger varsity squad will stay over for Sunday's contest and the gridders will be the guests of the Bears and Packer management. Richard (Red) Smith, a member of the Wisconsin coaching staff, formerly played pro ball with the Green Bay and New York clubs. Smith will be in charge of the varsity gridders during the "cash and carry" gridiron engagement. Roundy Coughlin, Madison sport columnist, also is going to take in the doubleheader football attraction in Chicago over the weekend. Roundy likes his professional football because, as he says, it is "rough and tough"...SINGS PROS' PRAISES: Coughlin saw the Packers beat Detroit in Milwaukee last Sunday, and he came back here singing the praises of both teams. What's more, he thought the officiating was a lot better than that he had seen in some of the Western conference games. Roundy paid compliment to Don Hutson, Packer end, with the remark that the "Alabama product could run for my 'bacon and eggs' three times a day." Incidentally, Roundy wants a sideline pass for the Packer-Bear battle, as he plans to pen a "close up" column from a ringisde seat.
OCT 23 (New York) - Ernie Caddel of the Detroit Lions, former Stanford star, continues as the leading ground gainer of the NFL, according to statistics released today. Caddel has gained 297 yards in 39 attempts for an average of 7.6 yards per carry. Gene Ronzani of the Chicago Bears advanced from third to second over the weekend with 196 yards in 34 attempts for an average of 5.7. Dale Burnett, New York Giants, is tied with Caddel for scoring honors, each having made five touchdowns for a total of 30 points.
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - People ask occasionally just why the Green Bay Packers or the West high school football team, or the East high squad, is credited with having gained only 204 yards in a certain game when they, the questioners, know perfectly well that the team actually made better than 300 yards, or perhaps closer to 400. In other words, the statistics are all wrong. The matter comes to the front, probably, because all of the published statistics on certain games don't jibe, some of them to detriment of the home team, and persons who make knocking an avocation realize that someone is drastically wrong. Which results in a discussion of the form of statistics used for Press-Gazette coverage on all sporting events. The yardage credited by the Press-Gazette to the Green Bay Packers, which is accepted as the official total by the press bureau of the NFL, in nine cases out of ten is correct almost to the inch. The statistics are computed from the play by play, which is taken by three persons on the sidelines at each game. One of the workers follows the ball carrier, noting the type of play, direction and yardage gained. A second staff member takes note of blocking and a third watches the tackling. When this play by play account is written, the statistics are computed from it with great care. All first downs are noted in the copy, all passes are placed under the headings of attempted, completed or intercepted, the penalties and fumbles are tabulated, and from the completed list the individual gains are obtained. Once in a while something goes wrong. On one occasions a sheet of copy paper was lost, and the gains had to be approximated for the statistics, but this was a rare occasion. Just check that play by play yourself.
OCT 23 (Milwaukee) - Local betting commissioners are offering 5 to 4 on the Bears to beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFL game scheduled at Wrigley field, Chicago, Sunday. Football dopesters here, although loyal to the Packers, think the Bears' powerhouse attack will be just a little bit too much for Coach E.L. Lambeau's team. In the games played here against the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions, the Packers seemed to lack the punch inside scoring territory despite the fact that they gained ground at will in midfield. Of course, the Green Bay air attack will be a continual threat to the Bears, as the Hutson-Herber passing combination is as good, if not better, than any other on the postgraduate gridiron.
OCT 24 (Green Bay) - Tickets for the Green Bay Packer-Chicago Bears game, which will be played at Wrigley field, Chicago, next Sunday afternoon and probably will go to a considerable distance to decide the NFL championship, now are on sale at the Packer ticket headquarters, Adams and E. Walnut streets. The usual invasion by a horde of Green Bay fans on Packer-Bear day in Chicago has lost one of its color through the recent treks of Packer followers to Milwaukee, when the Bays performed against the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions on successive weeks...PLAN SPECIAL TRAINS: Two special trains will carry loads of Green Bay fans to Chicago for the crucial combat, and as interest in the contest is running high, both excursions are expected to receive good support. The Old Heidelberg special will leave Hotel Carrigan at 7:45 Sunday morning on the Milwaukee Road, will stop at the passenger station here and De Pere, and will arrive at Union Station, Chicago, at 12:30 Sunday afternoon. On the return trip the special will leave Union station at 7:45 Sunday evening, arriving here at 2:30 a.m. Monday. The round trip ticket will cost $3.95, and a recreation car will be placed in the train. For those who plan to go directly to Wrigley field a short subway line connects with the elevated lines that lead to the field. The C. and N.W. road also plans a special train, with a $3.95 round trip rate, which will leave here at 8 o'clock Sunday morning and take the lakeshore route to Chicago, through Manitowoc and Sheboygan. The train will stop at Wilson avenue, adjacent to Wrigley field about noon, and will leave on the return trip to Green Bay at 8 o'clock Sunday night, arriving here about midnight...TEAM WORKING HARD: Special trains mean nothing to the team, which was practicing hard today for its contest at Chicago. Every one of the Packers realizes that Sunday's game is one of the most important into which a Green Bay team has ever gone, and each realizes also that it is going to be one of the toughest. The Packers figure that breaks will decide the outcome, and they are aiming to make the breaks just as they did against the Lions at Milwaukee last Sunday. When the Bears and Packers clash Sunday, it will be the 34th contest between the clubs since 1921. No other elevens since postgraduate circuit have such an extended gridiron rivalry...WIN 16 GAMES: George Halas and his troopers have won 16 games while the Green Bay eleven has been successful in 13. There were four games which ended in tie scores. The Bears hold an edge for point scoring in the long series, 267 to 246. Both teams have chalked up winning streaks of seven straight games against each other. The Packers ran their string from 1928 to 1930 while the Bears made their straight run from late in 1932 to 1934. This victory march was broken last Sept. 22 when the Chicagoans returned home on the short end of a 7 to 0 score...PACKERS WON 25 TO 0: The worst beating the Packers ever handed the Bears was the 25 to 0 shellacking in 1929, while the Chicagoans' biggest scores against Green Bay came in 1925 and 1930, the counts being 21 to 0. The Packers have goose-egged the Bruins in 10 games while the Chicago eleven has turned back Green Bay scoreless in seven contests. The opposing coaches, George Halas of the Bears and Curly Lambeau of the Packers, have been rivals through the entire series. Back in the old days, Halas played end for his Chicago eleven while Lambeau was a high-powered forward passing halfback for Green Bay. Both pilots have long dropped out of active play but they battle each other harder than ever from the sidelines.
OCT 24 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have the best defensive record of teams in the NFL, while the New York Giants lead offensively, statistics showed today. The Packers have had only 26 points scored against them, and the Giants have piled up 96 points against opponents. The Chicago Bears are second both offensively and defensively, having scored 86 points to their opponents' 28, while the Detroit Lions are third offensively, with 81 points, and the Chicago Cardinals are third best defensively, with 33 points against them.
OCT 24 (Chicago) - Hope was abandoned yesterday to have Bronko Nagurski, ailing Bear fullback, in shape for the Green Bay Packer game Sunday at Wrigley field, in which the Western division lead in the NFL will be at stake. Nagurski has been suffering from a hip injury since the team opened drill at Delafield, Wis., for the All-Star game in mid-August. Physicians first diagnosed his ailment as arthritis, but later agreed the crashing back was suffering from sciatica, brought on by diseased tonsils...BEARS HARD AT WORK: Nagurski underwent a tonsilectomy immediately after the All-Star game, in which he participated in only a half a dozen plays, but he has been unable to throw off the toxic condition to which the sciatica is attributed. Physicians hope to have him ready to play in another two weeks. Meanwhile, the Bears, resigned to the loss of their great fullback, and convinced they can win without him, are engaged in spirited preparation for a defense of the division leadership against the Packers. Green Bay defeated the former champions in the first game of the season, an 83 yard pass, Herber to Hutson, accounting for the only loss charged against the Bears so far. Green Bay will come to Wrigley field in much better shape physically than when they turned back the Bears at Green Bay a month ago. Their only casualties are to Swede Johnston, fullback; Mike Michalske, veteran guard, and Johnny Blood, star halfback. All three may be able to play...NORTHERN DELEGATION COMING: Green Bay has lost two games to the Bears' one, but it has played six, whereas the Bears have met only four league opponents. Victory for the Bears will keep them in first place regardless of the results of other league games, but should the Bears lose, the Packers will be unable to gain the lead unless the Cardinals are beaten by the Giants in New York. A delegation of 2,000 is expected to come from Green Bay and Milwaukee for the game.
OCT 24 (Green Bay) - Swede Johnston, fullback, may be lost to the Green Bay Packers Sunday against the Chicago Bears, as the result of a sprained ankle incurred in practice, club physicians announced today. Mike Michalske, whose fingers were injured against Detroit, also may be unavailable Sunday. Johnny Blood has been on the sidelines since suffering a concussion against the Chicago Cardinals two weeks ago, but Clarke Hinkle, who was out most of the season, is ready to play.
OCT 25 (New York) - Reports on the National Football league games soon may have to add a column in the scoring summary for black eyes, broken noses, and knockouts. Feuds are developing all around the circuit after a series of fights, rough play and inadequate officiating. The most serious fracas developed in a game between the Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates at Pittsburgh Sunday. Members of the Cardinals charge they were jobbed and a riot almost developed after the game. With the Pirates leading 17-13, the Cardinals obtained the ball on Pittsburgh's 20-yard line. Officials reported two minutes and 25 seconds left to play, according to Captain Lou Gordon of the Cardinals. After two plays, an incompleted pass, on which time is supposed to be called, and a running play, the final shot was fired. The Cardinals had the ball on the 1-yard line at the time. In the ensuing brawl Cy Casper, Pittsburgh's back, was knocked unconscious. A Chicago player snatched the watch from the field judge and said he found that 28 seconds still remained to play. That touched off the spark and fists flew all over Forbes Field. Two members of the Cardinals, Mike Mikulak and Paul Pardonner, still are wearing black eyes. Bad blood developed between the New York Giants and Boston Redskins. Last Sunday Cliff Battles, Boston halfback, struck Tony Saurasky, New York back. Later in the game Battles was injured and had to retire. In a previous game at Boston Ken Strong, Giants' star back, and Ernie Pinckert, Redskin back, came to blows. On the way to the dressing room Pinckert is alleged to have questioned Strong's courage. Strong answered the charge by hitting Pinckert several times. The bitterest feud in the league is between the Giants and the Chicago Bears, who meet a week from Sunday at the Polo grounds. The Bears, smarting under the "tennis shoe" licking the Giants gave them in the championship playoff game last year, are pointing for a game expected to draw 50,000. The most serious injury of this season came in the game between the Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers when Johnny Blood, veteran Green Bay halfback, was knocked unconscious attempting to make a tackle.
OCT 25 (Chicago) - Ability to maintain a sustained drive and prevent such an advance by the opposition are two of the most feasible methods of measuring the offensive and defensive strength of a football team. By these two mediums, the Bears have established themselves as one of the National league's most powerful units. Against Brooklyn last Sunday, when they won, 24 to 14, as well as in their games with Green Bay, which they lost, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, the former National league champions have demonstrated undeniably that they can march...FIRST PLACE AT STAKE: This is one of the chief reasons why hardy souls speculatively inclined have made favorites over the Packers in Sunday's game at Wrigley field, a contest in which first place in the western division of the league will be at stake. Green Bay has not depended as much on steady marches to win four out of six league games as on long passes, at which it is particularly adept, and the Bears, on the basis of previous showings, are a trifle weak. The Bears marched four times against the Packers in Green Bay last month, but were beaten nevertheless, 7 to 0, when Arnie Herber threw an 83 yard pass to Don Hutson, former Alabama and All-Star end. In this game the Packers, handicapped by numerous injured backs, at no time were able to pierce the Bear defense for a sustained drive. Later, however, when they met the Cardinals at Milwaukee, they utilized the running and plunging ability of George Sauer, Clark Hinkle, Bob Monnet, Hank Bruder, Swede Johnston and Johnny Blood, to temper their pass attack and marched down the field half a dozen times. Their long drives moved the powerful Cardinal defense back against its own goal line four times in the first half...SCHWAMMEL'S KICKING HELPS: With all except Blood and Johnston in good shape, the Packers will be able Sunday to employ the same type of an attack, an offensive that has taken on added strength in the long distance placekicking of Ade Schwammel, huge tackle. Under the circumstances the Packers hardly appear as underdogs. In fact they will not consider themselves as such when they trot out on Wrigley field. The Bears' chief hope, Coach George Halas intimated yesterday, is marching against the Packers as they did against Brooklyn, thus keeping the ball from the Packers as much as possible. The Bears can give some National league teams the ball without undue apprehension. But when the Packers get their hands on the ball they are a constant scoring threat. Halas probably will start the same line which faced Brooklyn last week, relying on Karr and Hewitt, ends; Buss and Musso, tackles; Carlson and Kopcha, guards, and Sullivan, center, to stem the Packers' rush...WORRIES OVER DEFENSE: The secondary defense against another Packer surprise move in the opening minutes will be entrusted to Beattie Feathers, who has particular reason to remember the Herber-Hutson pass, Reds Pollock, Bernie Masterson and Jack Manders. Halas intimated yesterday that his greatest concern over Sunday's battle for first place revolves about the defense. If the Bears can prevent Green Bay from scoring, he feels somewhere along the line one of the Bears' famous marches will give them a margin.
OCT 25 (Green Bay) - Maybe the Green Bay Packers have entered more important football contests than next Sunday's engagement with the Bears at Chicago, but Coach E.L. Lambeau and his squad don't recall it. The Packers polished off their practice schedule this afternoon and will entrain via the Milwaukee road at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon for Chicago, arriving at the Union station at 5:45. The team will make its headquarters again at the Knickerbocker hotel...BLOOD WON'T PLAY: Johnny Blood, halfback who was injured in the Chicago Cardinal game at Milwaukee, but who reported for practice this week, will not play against the Bears, Lambeau announced today. Except for Blood, Swede Johnston, who has a sprained ankle, and one or two others who are carrying minor injuries, the squad is in good shape for the crucial struggle, the winner of which will rank as favorite for the Western division championship. Realizing the importance of the contest, the Packers will shoot everything they have in an attempt to win. Says Lambeau: "There'll only be 60 minutes in the game, and we're going to travel at top speed the entire distance. Although we worked strenuously on both offense and defense this week, we placed exceptional stress on our offense and defense this week, we placed exceptional stress on our offense within the 30-yard line...MISS SCORING CHANCES: "Several times this season we have been in scoring territory, only to have a bad pass from center, a fumble or a missed single prevent us from going over. Consequently, the team redoubled its efforts this week in practicing plays for use within reach of the goal." In case the Packers don't get within reach of the goal, they will rely upon the powerful placements of Tar Schwammel, who connected for two against Detroit last Sunday, or the accuracy of Bobby Monnett on the short kicks. Many reservations are being made by Green Bay fans, according to E.A. Spachmann, ticket sales director. The Packer ticket offices at Adams and E. Walnut streets will close at 11 o'clock Saturday morning.
OCT 25 (Chicago) - Green Bay, a small city with a mighty name in professional football, will invade Chicago Sunday, for the second clash of the season with the Chicago Bears in the National league. It was this Packer team that jolted the Bears in the opening game of the season at Green Bay, Sept. 22, by a 7 to 0 score when on the first play following the kickoff, Arnie Herber shot a 45-yard pass to Don Hutson, who raced 40 yards for the winning touchdown...TWO CLOSE CALLS: The Packers have won four and lost two, both the latter close calls to the Chicago Cardinals. The Bears stand three and one, so that both clubs are alive to the fact that if they are to continue Western divisional title aspirations they must win Sunday. This situation, augmented by the natural rivalry, should produce the usual thrilling battle that has resulted from almost every one of their previous engagements. At least 30,000 fans are expected to attend, fully 1,000 of them making reservations from Green Bay, from where many will come via special trains. The advance sale of tickets is on Spalding's, 211 S. State street, Chicago, for all home games. Coach George Halas expressed himself as quite pleased with the Bear squad as it now stands, considering, of course, that Bronko Nagurski, the mightiest man in the league, has not fully recovered from arthritis in his hip which has kept him inactive since the season opened.
OCT 25 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe F. Carr of the NFL will be among those present at Wrigley field, Chicago, Sunday afternoon when the Bears and Green Bay Packers battle for first place in the Western division. The pro loop executive rates the Packer-Bear mix as one of the most important of the season and he will be there in a"ringside" seat in case any unexpected happenings crop out. Carr returned from Pittsburgh Thursday, where he made an investigation of last Sunday's Pirate-Chicago Cardinal melee. Three other league games are scheduled for this weekend. The Boston Redskins play at Pittsburgh; New York will be at home to the Chicago Cardinals while Philadelphia invades Brooklyn.
OCTOBER 25 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today submitted to their last hard training session before leaving for Chicago for Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears. The Bears once before this season fell before the Bays and if Coach Curly Lambeau's boys can turn the trick again the team will be in position to at least share the top spot in the western division standings of the National Pro league. The squad will be crippled somewhat by the loss of Swede Johnson, fullback, who sprained an ankle in drill earlier in the week. His loss, however, will be offset in measure by the return of Johnny Blood who was hurt in the Cardinal game in Milwaukee October 13. Experts disagreed as to the Bays' chances to again trim the cagey Bears. Betting commissioners in Milwaukee said the odds stood 5 to 4 in favor of the Bears. In other quarters the tables were turned. Wisconsin football fans prepared today for a weekend in Chicago. The state over supporters of the University of Wisconsin team and of the Packers planned to go into the Windy City. Wisconsin will be tested against the University of Chicago Saturday. The Bear-Packer game will be Sunday at Wrigley Field.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - Imagine opinion coming from 
former football players and housewives, attorneys and
unemployed, doctors and waitresses, merchants and
newsboys, professed football experts, and persons who
have never seen a game but nevertheless are fans. It is
the source of this story. That composite local opinion
favors the Green Bay Packers to defeat the Chicago
Bears at Wrigley field, Chicago, Sunday, by about one
to five. It is the result of interviews with about 50 people
picked at random. Football conversation has been more
rampant here this fall than in any season since the
championship years. Somebody is of one opinion, and
as he voices it he finds a dozen others to tell him why
he is wrong. The old time spirit has returned, and 
smoke from the fire of sideline quarterback's arguments
and Monday morning guesses is helping warm these
October mornings. Everybody has something to say,
and most of them are saying it. It is a health state for
fandom, and one which will help keep the Packers on
top. Many who joined in the chatter along Washington
and Walnut streets did not realize that their thoughts on
the subject were going to be echoed in this attempt to
find what the man and woman in the street thought of
the Packers' chances Sunday. Many would not disclose
their identity. But with the exception of a few women
who knew absolutely nothing of the contest, all ventured
comment...GOING TO BE CLOSE: The train of thought
runs along three tracks. There is the out-and-out Packer
fan who does not give the Bears a chance, although he
will admit that the game is going to be close. There is
the dissenter who selects the Bears, sometimes with
apologies, and lays down a list of reasons for his 
choice. And there is the wisher and hoper who through
lack of knowledge of the game or some skepticism
withholds his guess, but remains loyal in his support.
Still a person who would represent this conglomeration
of football forecasting probably would say something 
like this: "Both teams are strong, but the Packers are
stronger. If they can pick up yardage through the line
when they are in scoring territory, and if a few passes
click, they will win. The Bears will miss Nagurski. But
win or lose, I'm with the Packers." Possibly a few of the
comments below are outside of these quotation marks,
but it is the substance of most of them from policemen
to school teachers. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Fan are riding
with the Packers this week. The list that follows is a
cross section of feeling on the subject, all of which was
spontaneous. Many of these persons plan to follow the
team to Chicago Sunday. Most of the others will listen
to the radio reports. Monday morning the talk will be of
a slightly different nature, although the subject will be 
the same. Cries of "I told you so" will rent the air, and
plays will be re-enacted over soda fountains, bars and
office desks.
OCT 26 (Chicago) - The closest and second longest
rivalry in professional football will be renewed for the
thirty-third time at Wrigley field tomorrow when the
Bears and the Green Bay Packers meet for first place
in the western section of the National league. Fourteen
years ago the teams began their series with a 20 to 0
Bear victory. Each team has won fourteen games and
four have been tied. Tomorrow's contest, if it does not
end in a tie, will break the deadlock into which the
Bears were forced last month when an 83 yard pass,
Herber to Hutson, gave the Packers a 7 to 0 victory at
Green Bay...GAME WILL TEST BEARS: The Bears 
view the game as an opportunity to avenge that defeat.
It actually will be a test of the former champions' real
strength. The Packers are the first team of any
consequence they have met since emerging from the
letdown that followed mid-summer training and the All-
Star game. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Brooklyn were
not first flight opponents. The Packers, fortified by the
return of half a dozen cripples who were unable to face
the Bears at Green Bay last month, will be out to set a
record as the first team to win two games in a row from
the north siders since 1931. In that season Green Bay
won the first two games of a three game series by 
scores of 7 to 0 and 6 to 2. They have been able to win only two of ten since...ALL BUT NAGURSKI ARE READY: Coach George Halas yesterday pronounced the Bears in excellent shape for the game, excepting Bronko Nagurski, veteran fullback, who has not played since appearing briefly in the All-Star game. Green Bay, which arrives tonight, likewise is reported in good condition, only Johnny Blood and Swede Johnston, fullback, being on the injured list. Johnston may play, but Blood will not be used, Coach Curly Lambeau said, until he has had more time to shake off the effects of a concussion suffered two weeks ago. Mike Michalske, huge guard, whose hand was hurt against Detroit last week, has been working out daily and will start.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - George Halas, Curly Lambeau and a varied assortment of Packers and Bears know that tomorrow afternoon's football game at Wrigley field is going to be decided by breaks. They know, and several thousand fans also know, that the engagement is going to be one of the most bitter struggles ever waged on a professional gridiron, and that's just why, weather granting, better than 30,000 people will be present to witness it. There are several reasons why the Bears should win, and several more why the Packers should come through. The Bears are still the Bears. They lost at Green Bay early this year (refer to section H of the Packer alphabetical list - Herber, Hutson) but they since have been going as hot as a stadium light bulb at a July beauty contest and they have their eyes dead set on the championship. They want to put on those rubber shoes and beat the New York Giants next December. The Packers are younger. They are bigger. They had the Bears on the dead run up here last September and it was only the luck of the all-Americans that the Bears didn't buckle under another touchdown at the end of the game. The Packers are also aiming at the title and if they win tomorrow it'll be full steam ahead and buckle your chin straps. All this would deaden any forecast. Ours is 10 to 7, Packers.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Cardinals will continue their eastern tour Sunday with a game at the Polo Grounds against the Giants. The Windy City South Siders have hopes of fracturing the home winning streak of the Gotham professionals...Lud Wray will take his revamped Philadelphia Eagles into Brooklyn. The Quaker City outfit has been thoroughly gone over and the weak spots plugged up. Wray is satisfied with his backfielders but the front wall has been wobbly...Joe Bach and his surprising Pirates are eager to stage a scalping party at the expense of the invading Boston Redskins this week. The Pittsburghers have started to click and they should win some more games this season...Judge M.M. Meyer of Cleveland is again working regularly in the National league games. The Forest City jurist played a lot of football in his day and he knows the game from A to Z. All the players respect his gridiron judgment...Injuries have raised havoc with star players this fall in the pro league. Bronko Nagurski hasn't seen much action for the Bears; Clark Hinkle spent five games on the sidelines for the Packers. Glenn Presnell, Detroit, has a spine injury...The race in the western division gets hotter each weekend and some of the dopesters doubt if the sector title will be decided until the December game. The Bears with three wins and one defeat are now setting the pace...It didn't take Harry Newman long to break into the scoring record after returning to the Giants. Coach Steve Owen sent the former Michigan star into the game as a pinch kicker and he clicked perfectly for the point after "touch"...Every club in the National league has tasted defeat. Pittsburgh pulled the biggest upset of the season when the visiting Chicago Cardinals were taken into camp by a 17-13 score. The Cards were close to goal when the game ended...Cy Casper made one touchdown for the Pirates and his substitute, Strutt, accounted for another after a dash of 74 yards following interception of a pass. Niccolai converted twice and also booted a 22-yard field goal from the field...Quarterback Sarboe made the Cards opening counter in the second period when he ran a punt back 80 yards for a touchdown. Smith added the extra point. In the final frame, Nichelini made a "six-pointer" on a five-yard line plunge...The Chicago Bears made their 1935 debut at home by trimming Brooklyn, 24 to 14. Beattie Feathers and Keith Molesworth counted for the Bruins in the opening stanza; Luke Johnsos got a score in the second and Manders placekicked in the third frame...The Dodgers did all their scoring after the second half started. Franklin raced 62 yards for a touchdown while a forward pass, White to Kercheval, chalked up the second marker. Kercheval kicked perfectly for the extra points...New York sewed up the Boston game five minutes after the opening whistle as they clicked for a couple of touchdowns and a field goal. Boston's lone score came in the third quarter when Battles crossed the New York goal line...Ken Strong continued his scoring spree for the New Yorkers with a field goal. Les Corzine picked up a punt blocked by Badgro and stepped 10 yards for a touchdown. The other Giant marker was negotiated by Kink Richards.
quarterback. Masterson has developed into a steady and reliable field general since taking over Brumbaugh's place. In the line Halas will start Frank Sullivan at center, Carlson and Kopcha at guards, Musso and Buss at tackles, and Hewitt and Karr at ends. Sullivan, captain of the Loyola university eleven of New Orleans last year, has taken the starting assignment from the veterans Ookie Miller and Ed Kawal. Tall and rangy, and and fast despite his 210 pounds, Sullivan combines the best attributes of the other two and appears certain to remain as the Bears' regular pivot man.
OCTOBER 27 (Chicago) - The bitterest rivalry in professional football, the rivalry between the Bears and the Packers, will flare up again Sunday afternoon in their second meeting of the season at Wrigley Field. The Packers won the first game at Green Bay a month ago on an 83-yard pass play in the first minute of scrimmage, 7 to 0. Close to 30,000 fans are expected to watch the battle, several thousands of whom will be followers of the Packers from Green Bay, Milwaukee, and other Wisconsin cities. Two special trains will leave Green Bay early Sunday morning and will return Sunday night. As in several other game the Packers have played this year, they will again be knocking at first place. Their 13-9 victory over Detroit's Lions last week lifted them to a position from which they can vault into first place by winning Sunday. The battle will be the thirty-fourth between the rivals since 1921. The Bears have won 16 and the Packers 13. Four of the games have ended in ties. The Packers will take the field at full strength except for Johnny Blood, who may or may not be in uniform because of an injury in the Packer-Cardinal game at Milwaukee two weeks ago. Michalske, who had his hand injured a week ago, was again ready Saturday night to take his place at guard, and Swede Johnson, who turned his ankle in practice during the week, was also ready to start. The Bears, fresh from their victory over Brooklyn, were at full strength and eagerly awaited the kickoff. In other games Sunday, the Cardinals, smarting from the unexpected licking at Pittsburgh's hands last week, will meet the New York Giants in New York, Pittsburgh will face Boston in Pittsburgh, and the Philadelphia Eagles will go to Brooklyn. Detroit has no game scheduled.