GREEN BAY SQUAD IS IN FINE SHAPE TO BATTLE BEARS
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.
WILL FOLLOW PACKERS
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".
WINNIE ON AIR FOR KIWANIS
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.
BIG FOUR ASSIGNED
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.
CHICAGO BEARS SHARE PRO GRID SCORING LEAD
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.
PLACEKICKING MASTERS MEET IN BEAR GAME
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
JOHNSTON HAS INJURED ANKLE
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.
BIG CHICAGO INVASION
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.
CADDEL STILL LEADING LEAGUE
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
BEARS ARE FAVORED
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.
TICKETS ON SALE HERE
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.