(CHICAGO) - Thundering out of the sky with two splendidly directed forward passes which started from the right arm of Arnold Herber and ended in the two hands of Don Hutson, the Green Bay Packers rocketed from hopeless defeat to an amazing victory over the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field here yesterday afternoon. The score was 17 to 14. With two and a half
minutes to play in that game, the Packers were sliding
back on their heels, the realization of a humiliating
defeat stamped upon their faces, and the Chicago goal
line, apparently untouchable, many yards down the
field. Two minutes later Hutson had ripped across that
distant goal line for the second time, two perfect extra
point kicks had sailed between the posts, and the 
Bears, completely demoralized and with their defenses
split wide open, were running in circles, desperately 
and vainly to whip together a last second offensive. The
crowd was stunned, unbelieving - all but the band of
frenzied Green Bay fans who were howling themselves
hoarse as they tore all over the huge Wrigley field
stands. The climax of as thrilling a struggle as ever 
was waged on an American gridiron came in one
choking moment, when Hutson, running as even that
red hot flankman never stepped before, turned and 
nailed Herber's pass as Keith Molesworth crashed into
him - behind the Chicago goal line. The story of the
game should be written in one solid book, which would
read more like fiction than any story teller would dare 
to write.
He'd tell of that dog eat dog battle through the first half,
when the Bays scarcely were able to halt a crushing
Bear offense that drove through the tackles and 
between the guards until it seemed inevitable that
sooner or later some powerful Chicago back would
catapult over the goal. He'd tell of that moment early in
the second period when the giant Tar Schwammel,
unruffled by an unexpected penalty, stepped back to
the 18-yard line and kicked a field goal which gave
Green Bay its early 3 to 0 lead - and eventually its
three-point margin. Then there were the crushing 
disappointments of the second half - the moment when
Gene Ronzani, playing the game of his life, made a
sensational juggling catch of Bernie Masterson's long
forward pass over the right side of the line for a score -
the moment when Johnny Sisk, Marquette's big train, cracked through the Packer line and got off on a 55-yard jaunt down the west sideline for another score. That made it 14 to 3, and thousands of spectators, among the total of 29,389 paid admissions announced at the field, began a steady stream toward the exits. Many of them left the field, missing two and a half of the most exciting minutes in football. The story of the remaining two and a half minutes is the story of your football game. The disappointed Packers declined a penalty when the Bears were offside on the kickoff following Sisk's touchdown, but they took one on the next play, when the Bears again were offside. George Sauer, who played a great defensive game all the time he was in the contest, fumbled on a poke at the line but recovered for a loss of three yards. The stage was set. Herber took the ball, trotted back behind a fine screen of Packer interference, as Hutson broke sharply to the left. Two Bears charged over to cover Hutson, dropping back as the end speeded toward them. Hutson crossed them up by cutting back sharply, and Herber let fly.
Crossing the Bears' 40-yard line, Hutson stabbed the pass out of the air, shifted his weight to avoid two would-be tacklers, and sprinted between Musso and Masterson, who collided in an attempt to tackle him. He broke into the open by squirming away from Ronzani, and there was the goal line, guarded by Molesworth, just ahead. Hutson rode right past Molesworth, who got a hand on him but couldn't keep him from stumbling over the line, clutching the ball ahead of him. The Packers lined up in a hurry, and with Herber holding the ball, Tar Schwammel placekicked the extra point. That made it 14 to 10 in the Bears' favor. Schwammel kicked off over the goal line, and the Bears put the ball in play on their own 20-yard line. With little time left, only a fumble could have done the Packers any goof. Masterson fumbled. The ball squirted out of the Chicago back's hands like a cake of wet soap as he attempted a drive over the line, and the oval went bouncing and dribbling along the ground toward the Bears' goal. There was a wild scramble, but it was Ernie Smith, blood covering his face from a nasty cut on the forehead, who slumped over it on the 13-yard line.
Probably no team which ever played football at that moment could have prevented the crazed Packer machine from smashing over the goal line. Sauer got a yard at the line, and when Tenner attempted to nail Herber's forward pass, an interference ruling gained another yard. Sauer faked behind the line and crashed through right tackle, for eight yards, putting the ball on the Chicago 3-yard line. Hinkle was unable to add an inch at center. Back into the huddle went the Packers. Herber was playing with the idea of sending Hinkle or Sauer into the line. "I can outrun Molesworth," Hutson volunteered, "in case you want to try fifteen to the left.""Fifteen it is," said Herber, and the team snapped up to the line. Hutson hesitated that brief necessary moment, and cut to the left with the speed of a powder flash, running parallel to the goal line as Molesworth, too late, realized the strategy. Herber's pass smacked the target on the bull's eye, and Hutson left the vertical, hurling himself against the Chicago quarterback as he crossed the goal line. A few seconds later, with Herber holding the ball, Ernie Smith added the extra point by placement. To the Bears' everlasting credit, they tried bravely to snatch that game back again. Feathers lateraled to Johnson on the next kickoff, bringing the ball to the Chicago 41-yard line, but Al Rose and Walt Kiesling broke through to smear Manders for a 10-yard loss, and there remained time for one more play.
It was a pass - a long, spinning affair by Beattie Feather, which went sailing far down the field, but Joe Laws, guarding the dangerous spot in the Packer backfield, made a spectacular interception, hauling the ball back 10 yards as the final gun cracked. The Packers looked a bit flat-footed in the first period, and a running attack which had Jack Manders as its spearhead moved the ball to the Green Bay 37-yard line. Pollock tried two line plays and fumbled on the second. Cal Hubbard dropped on the ball a split second ahead of Milt Gantenbein, and the Chicago scoring threat evaporated. Sauer and Hinkle gained some yardage for the Packers on ensuing plays, but the real break of the half for the Packers came on the last play of the first period, when Manders fumbled and the alert Al Rose recovered for Green Bay on the Bears' 18-yard line.
Clarke Hinkle fought his way through right tackle for nine yards, Kawal hauling him down, and on the next play the Bears drew a 5-yard penalty. The ball was on the 4-yard line, but in three jams at the line Bruder, Sauer and Laws moved it only one yard closer. With Bruder holding the ball, Schwammel went back to kick from the 13-yard line, but Referee Cahn decided the Packers were taking too much time, and he tacked on a 5-yard penalty. This made no difference to Schwammel, who booted a perfect field goal from 18 yards out. The Bays got a tough break after the next Bear punt, which Laws fumbled on the Packer 30-yard line after a great return. Ookie Miller scooped up the ball and ran it seven yards down the field, only to fumble. Pollock recovered for the Bears on the Packer 22-yard line. Molesworth and Manders in three ruinous line plays made it first down on the 8-yard line, and the Packers were in a bad spot.
Sisk hit left tackle for two yards, and Masterson faded back to pass over center. Hank Bruder intercepted the toss on the 5-yard line and brought it back 13 yards to end the scoring threat. The Packers worked themselves out of a red hot position late in the half, by executing their fake kick play perfectly. Molesworth's punt was downed by Miller of the Bears on the Packer one-inch line, and Herber dropped back into punt formation. It was well the Bays tried the play, for the Bear forwards broke through in plenty of time to block the kick, only to have George Henry Sauer steam wide around left end and run the ball out 10 yards into playing territory. The Packers wrested the ball from the Bears on downs near the end of the half, and a pass from Herber to Sauer put it on the Bears' 27-yard line. Herber was rushed on the last play of the half and his forward pass was intercepted by Molesworth, who lateraled to Ronzani for a sizeable gain as the period ended. Goldenberg caught Herber's pass out of bounds early in the third period on a well executed play, and a short time later, Manders and Ronzani got together on a series of ground plays which carried to midfield.
The Bays moved into scoring territory, only to have Masterson intercept Herber's pass and return it 30 yards to the 50-yard stripe. Ronzani hit tackle for six yards. Masterson then passed over the right side of the line to Ronzani, who made a brilliant catch on the Packers' 30-yard line and continued on a jaunt to the goal line, completing a 44-yard gain. With Masterson holding the ball, Manders placekicked the extra point, and the Bears were ahead, 7 to 3. A couple of effective running plays with Monnett doing the carrying brought the ball into Chicago country, and Herber threw a long pass to Hutson, who received it on the Chicago 25-yard line and fumbled as he was hit, Ronzani recovering for the Bears. The Packers kept fighting back. Early in the fourth period Herber got off a pass over the right side of the line to Gantenbein, half the Chicago secondary being busy chasing Hutson, and the ball was on the Bears' 36-yard line, completing a gain of 22 yards. The advance was checked when Ookie Miller intercepted another pass by Herber.
A minute later Hinkle took Molesworth's fumble out of the clouds and brought it back to the Chicago 34-yard line. After line plays and a forward pass failed, Schwammel went back to the 43-ayrd line, with Herber holding the ball, and attempted a field goal, which narrowly missed the posts. After an exchange of punts, the Bears took the ball on their own 45-yard line. Johnny Sisk drove through the line, broke into open country and was away on a sprint to the goal. Herber made a game effort to overtake him, tripping him slightly by stabbing at his heel on the 10-yard line, but the big train was moving too fast and over the goal line he went. With Masterson holding the ball, Manders placekicked the extra point. The score was 14 to 3. The thousands stirred, and prepared to leave their seats. The game was almost over. So thought the Bears.
GREEN BAY -   0  3  0 14  - 17
CHI BEARS -   0  0  7  7  - 14
2nd - GB - Schwammel, 18-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 3-0
3rd - CHI - Gene Ronzani, 44-yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)  CHICAGO 7-3
4th - CHI - Johnny Sisk, 55-yard run (Manders kick)  CHICAGO 14-3
4th - GB - Hutson, 69-yard pass from Herber (Schwammel kick)  CHICAGO 14-10
4th - GB - Hutson, 4-yard pass from Herber (Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 17-14
NOV 2 (Green Bay) - "If the Green Bay Packers win the Western division championship of the NFL, they will play against the College All-Stars at Chicago next summer." It's Coach E.L. Lambeau speaking, quoting Arch Ward, Chicago Tribune sports editor, who was a Green Bay visitor yesterday. Ward regards the approaching Detroit-Green Bay series as one which may decide the eventual championship, Lambeau said. The Tribune sports editor is of the opinion that the Packers, with their flashy, open style of playing, would be great crowd pleasers in Chicago, and, if they come through to take the Western division title, he made clear they will be invited to battle the 1935 All Stars...MUST WIN TITLE: In the meantime, there is the little matter of winning that title hanging fire. The squad's practice sessions this week have dealt principally with conditioning work, getting the team at a physical peak to meet the Detroit Lions here Nov. 10. Monday, the Packers definitely will start preparing for the Detroit invasion, one of the most crucial engagements the Green Bay team will face for the remainder of the season. If Detroit defeats the Chicago Cardinals tomorrow, which sport authorities regard as likely, the Packers will ride into first place without striking a blow, and will be forced to defend that position against the Lions one week from tomorrow...WILL SCOUT GAME: Lambeau left this morning for Evanston, where he attended the Illinois-Northwestern football game this afternoon. He then planned to move into Chicago, preparatory to scouting tomorrow's Detroit-Cardinal mix. At Wrigley field Sunday, the Packer coach will be joined by his staff of scouts - Assistant Coaches Cal Hubbard and Mike Michalske, Johnny Blood, Milt Gantenbein and Waly Kiesling. The board of strategy was in charge of today's practice in Lambeau's absence. 
NOV 2 (Green Bay) - There will be no active competition for the Green Bay Packers Sunday, but Coach E.L. Lambeau and a number of his players will be among those present at Wrigley field, Chicago, where the Cardinals and Detroit Lions are scheduled to clash in an important NFL game. This will be one of the first "squad scouting" trips on record. As a rule the pro clubs send a couple of pad and pencil experts to cover games of their future enemies but the Packer coach thought it would be a good idea to have quite a delegation of his gridders on hand to give the contesting clubs the double once-over. Arrangements have been made with the Cardinal management for several boxes as the Bays will be grouped together. It is likely that between halves Rocky Wolf, the silver-voiced announcer at Wrigley field, will call on Coach Lambeau and maybe several other of the Packers to say a few words. Following the brilliant victory in Chicago over the Bears last Sunday, the Packer squad got a three day vacation. All hands, however, were on the practice deck Thursday afternoon and Coach Lambeau mapped out his preparedness program for the game here with the Detroit Lions Sunday November 10. The Packers still have five contests to play. Aside from the fracas here a week from Sunday, the Bays are booked in Detroit on November 17, at Pittsburgh on November 24, and in Chicago with the Cardinals on Thanksgiving day November 28. At the present time, December 1 is an open date while a week later, December 8, Coach Lambeau's club completes its league schedule with a game in Philadelphia. Several of the Bayites made flying trips homeward during the recess period. Joe Laws hit the trail for Colfax, Iowa, to talk things over with Joe Laws, Jr., who made his appearance on the day the Packer backfielder left for training camp this fall. Don Hutson dropped in on his family at Pine Bluff, Ark., for a 24-hour sojourn while George Henry Sauer was an overnight visitor at Lincoln, Neb., where he earned his All-American gridiron spurs as a fullback on the Nebraska team. George Svendsen drove home to Minneapolis and lost little time in telling the Gopher folks that the postgraduate variety of football was much superior to the collegiate brand.
NOV 2 (Green Bay) - The Pittsburgh Pirates put another
dent in the dope bucket when the visiting Boston eleven
was taken into camp by a 6 to 0 score. It took Joe Bach
a few weeks to whip his club in shape but the Pirates
right now are going places...Art Rooney, the Pittsburgh
magnate, has spent a lot of money on professional 
football and deserves a winner. Rooney is looking to the
future because he sees big dividends if his Pirates 
develop into a pennant contender...With Red Franklin
and Ralph Kercheval as the headliners, Brooklyn came
from behind to send the Philadelphia Eagles home on 
the short end of a 17 to 6 count. Kercheval got a couple
of touchdowns and also booted a field goal...Coach Lud
Wray of the Eagles made frequent changes in his battle
front during the closing periods in a futile attempt to
chalk up a victory but the Dodgers got clicking on "all
eleven" besides capitalizing on several breaks...The
Chicago Cardinals turned defeat into victory during the
last few minutes of the game in New York when Sarboe,
quarterback, ran a punt back 88 yards for a touchdown
and Bill Smith converted, making the final score 14 to
13...The Giants' markers were made by Ed Danowski 
on a line plunge during the second minute of play and
Tot Goodwin, New York end, when he snagged a pass
from Danowski while "parked" in the end zone during
the third stanza...One of the feature engagements this
Sunday is the clash at the Polo grounds in New York
between the Giants and Chicago Bears, ancient rivals.
Both these clubs are thick in the race for the national
championship...Three other contests are scheduled this
weekend. Detroit invades Chicago for a crucial battle
with the Cardinals; Pittsburgh will be at home to the
Brooklyn club while Philadelphia is billed for action in
Boston...Armand Nicolai, who earned his gridiron spurs
at Duquesne "U", is doing a man sized job as a kicking
specialist for the Pirates. The Pirate ace lengthened his
field goal record with two "three pointers" against the
Redskins...Eddie Casey, coach of the Redskins, is 
finding the National loop plenty tough. Casey, who 
moved into the postgraduate variety after having several
years of trouble at Harvard, still finds grief tagging at his
heels...Stan Kostka, former Minnesota bone crusher, is
giving satisfaction to the Brooklyn followers. The Gopher
product hits as  hard as any back in the pro circuit and
his brilliant blocking is gaining him much favorable
comment...Reese, the Philadelphia Eagles' center, did 
a 60-minute stretch against the Brooklyn Dodgers last
Sunday. Reese has been playing bang up ball for the
Quakers. He is a sure-shot passer and always seems
to keep right on top of the ball...The first try for point
after touchdown when Ken Strong has missed in two
years proved costly to the New York Giants in their 
game against the Chicago Cards at the Polo grounds 
as the miscue set the stage for defeat...George Marshall, the Boston owner, probably tears his hair every time reads a story about a Chicago Cardinal game with Phil Sarboe in the hero's role. Last year, mid-season, Marshall dished out a pink ticket to young Sarboe...Silvio Zaninelli had quite a "foot" in the Pirates' victory over Boston as his long distance punts kept the Redskins on the griddle all the time. One of Zaninelli's boots from his own 19 was grounded just a yard from the Boston goal...Gene Ronzani and Johnny Sisk, two former Marquette backfielders, made the touchdowns which the Bears scored on the Packers. Ronzani counted after snagging a pass while Sisk made his "touch" after a 55-yard broken field gallop...The title race in both divisions tightened up considerably over the weekend as the Giants' lead was cut down by the loss to the Cards while in the western sector it is still an open race with the four clubs bunched close.
NOV 2 (New York) - Four choice gridiron offerings will be dished out to the followers of professional football tomorrow and the attractions are expected to draw several record NFL turnouts. The big gate of the weekend is looked for at the Polo grounds, New York, where Steve Owens' Giants will attempt to send the Chicago Bears home on the short end of the final score. Both these clubs suffered reversals last Sunday and the rival teams will be out to win at any cost. The Chicago Cardinals, pace setters in the Western division, will play their first game of the season at home with the Detroit Lions as the invading attraction. These teams met earlier in the season at the Motor city and a 10-10 tie resulted...BOOKED AGAINST PITT: The Brooklyn Dodgers are booked for action in Pittsburgh. They have a job on their hands, as the Pirates are playing bang-up ball these days. In their last two starts, Joe Bach's crew has bumped off the Chicago Cards and Boston. After a disastrous road trip during which they suffered two defeats, the Boston Redskins are back on their own lot for a battle with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Quakers and Redskins are fighting it out for the cellar in the Eastern division. Green Bay is idle this Sunday but a number of the Packers will journey to Chicago and scout the Cardinal-Detroit tilt. If the Lions should bump off the Chicago eleven, Green Bay will move up into first place in the Western loop.
NOV 2 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions have severed connections with night football and, according to Coach Potsey Clark, he will never approve another game under the lights for his professional eleven. The Lions and Boston Redskins played a night contest here Wednesday and the game drew some 10,000 spectators. It was a splendid exhibition during the first two quarters but a heavy fog blanketed the field during the closing half and the teams had to play blind man's bluff in the mist. Several times the fog hung so heavy that Referee Bobby Cahn halted proceedings for a few minutes so that linesmen and other officials could get their bearings. Spectators in the stands could hardly see what was going on and some of the disgruntled onlookers voiced their displeasure in no uncertain terms.
NOV 3 (Green Bay) - One of the closest races in the history of the National Professional Football league takes an important turn Sunday. The Green Bay Packers will rest a week before continuing their bid for the western division lead against the Detroit Lions in the last game of the season at Green Bay a week from today. Other contests will have an important bearing on the race. The surprising Chicago Cardinals, present pacemakers, get a stiff test against the Detroit Lions in Chicago. The Chicago Bears will invade New York for another of their classic encounters with Steve Owen's Giants. The Giants' lead in the eastern division is threatened by the Pittsburgh Pirates, who will meet the Brooklyn Dodgers. Philadelphia plays at Boston in the other eastern game. The Packers have the best defensive record in the league, while the New York Giants have been the highest scoring team. The Packers have had only 40 points counted against them in seven games, while scoring 86 themselves. The Giants have made 109 points and have yielded 62 in six games. The Bears are second best offensively and the Lions take second rating on defense - but in the more important matter of outscoring their opposition on any given afternoon Milo Creighton's Chicago Cards still are "tops".
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - Close to 3,000 Green Bay football fans turned out at the railroad station here Monday morning at 1 o'clock to welcome the Packers back home after their sensational 17-14 victory over the Bears in Chicago Sunday afternoon. It was the kind of tribute Green Bay used to give its championship clubs. The fans started gathering early an hour before the train was due, and lined the right of way from De Pere with torches and flares. A spontaneous roar broke out as the train pulled in. With an open date next Sunday, Lambeau has given all his men four days' vacation to do as they want. The squad won't report again until Thursday afternoon. Several of the players have left for brief visits to their homes, including George Sauer, one of the heroes of the game, who has gone to Lincoln, Neb. The Packers will make their next start against Detroit at Green Bay November 10 in their last home game.
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - In Green Bay the Packers performed the unusual by winning the ball game on the first play of the game. Yesterday the Bays performed a
mass operation on the hearts of some 30,000 people by
waiting until the last minutes of the game to win. Those
hearts were stopped as cold as the Bears were for a
good three and a half minutes...When Don Hutson was
replaced by Al Rose right after he had scored his 
second touchdown in those few seconds the Packer
players swarmed off the bench to shake his hands and
slap his back. For the Alabama antelope's spectacular
runs had put a victorious ending to the hard work that
all the rest of the players put in during the rest of the
game. It was a dividend in touchdowns...Both teams
played hard-hitting football, but contrary to the usual
custom of Bear-Packer games it was noticeable lacking
in underhand tactics. The boys were too busy playing
football to think about swinging at one another. Lon Evans did think seriously about hitting Bernie Masterson in the third period, though, and Masterson was all ready to come right back when Head Linesman Dan Tehan interfered...Goldenberg and Hubbard really went to work on Art Buss in the kickoff at the opening of the second half. As the ball sailed over the goal line and Buss was running down for a tackle, Goldenberg blocked him at the ankles. He flew up in the air, and just as he landed on the ground Cal Hubbard stumbled over him and sat on his head. Buss went out of the game a few plays later...More typical of the game was the hard blocking and tackling, some of which sent Hank Bruder out of the game in the third period. On a left end run Musso blocked Hank out so hard that Hank couldn't get to his feet. The trainer worked on his legs a minute, and he soon bounced up and ran back to his position. He found then that Johnston had been substituted for him, and almost refused to leave the game. The old Northwestern war-horse got a great hand from the stands as he trotted to the bench...A lot of notables in the sports world were introduced to the crowd during off moments in the field announcer's time. The first was Verne Lewellen, and Verne was applauded for several minutes. Verne remarked that "he would like to be in there playing with the Packers," and the field announcer commented, "I'm glad you're not."...Among the others were Phil Cavaretta, youthful Chicago Cub first baseman, who was sitting on the Bear bench; Freddie Lindstrom, another Cub star, who was up in the upper tier, distinguished only by a light gray hat; Joe Carr, president of the National league, who spoke to the crowd between halves; Jug Earpe and Whitey Woodin, two former Packer greats who were on the Bay bench; and George Trafton and Red Grange, whom fans will remember as two of the best players the Bears have ever had...Andy Lotshaw, famous Cubs trainer, was working for the Bears yesterday. He was with the National league baseball champs, through the World Series, and then joined the Bear staff. Dave Woodward, new Packer trainer, was with the Bears until that time, then coming to Green Bay...The Bears had an unusual mascot with them. A little fellow was dressed up in brown bear's costume and he pranced up and down the sidelines during the whole game. It looked as though he had his jinx on the Packers for a time, but it didn't last. Once in the first quarter when Al Rose made a tackle, the announcer started to sin, "Only a Rose", and the bear began an intricate waltz...The penalty inflicted on the Packers in the first half just before Schwammel kicked his field goal was really a help rather than a hindrance. Just as Tar was getting ready to boot, Bobby Cahn blew his whistle and penalized the Bays five yards for too much time. The penalty improved Tar's angle, and five yards more or less makes no difference to Green Bay's field goal artist, for the ball sails at least 50 yards each time he kicks it...Little Keith Molesworth was the Bears' player who gave the Packers the most heartburns yesterday. The jumping-jack quarterback always seems to go "hot" against the Packers. He couldn't be stopped all afternoon when he was in the open field, and in the first half he got off a long punt which Ookie Miller downed on the Packer one inch line. There was a long argument about whether the ball was touching the goal line or not, but Bobby Cahn brought it out and placed it about an inch away. Here the Packers pulled that fake punt play with Sauer running left end, and it buffaloed the Bears and the Chicago fans just as it has Green Bay and Milwaukee crowds. Sauer ran about 10 yards in back of the goal line to get around end, and there were grave fears for a moment that he wasn't going to get around...The playing field had one innovation yesterday. White sand was used for the lines instead of whitewash.
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - "Say, you don't know what you missed ---" The fellow who yelled his head off at the Packer-Bear game in Chicago Sunday may start out that way to tell some stay-at-home about the most thrilling game in all football history, but for once the stay-at-home doesn't have to take it. Mr. Stay-at-home is coming right back today with, "You were at the game, but you don't know the half of it. You think there was excitement in Chicago! Well, let me tell you! When Johnny Sisk broke away for that 55-yard run and score, the depression that hit Green Bay radio listeners made the slump of 1929 look like a lighthouse on the hill. When Don Hutson took Herber's pass to score his first touchdown those radio listeners broke into a cold sweat, and writhed and groaned in some unknown emotion between absolute terror and hope. Then came that Bear fumble on the 14 yard line. Hope started to push terror down. You know terror and hope always struggle right in your throat. More sweating. Clammy hands reached for the gin. Shaking fingers shook cigarette ashes on the rug. And then Hutson took that second pass and someone was throwing a davenport cushion. Darned if it wasn't Grandma! Doors began to slam. The neighbors were out in the street. Wet handshakes! Cheers. Cards began to move on the streets that had been deserted for two hours. Walnut street was a riot. Say, talk about excitement! You fellows in Chicago had someone to talk to. We had to run out and find someone. Talk about excitement! You haven't heard the half of it!"
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - Al Simmons, Milwaukeean, but an outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, had the last laugh on a bunch of Chicago newspapermen. During the intermission Simmons came up to the press box to greet some of the Chicago newspapermen. "What are you doing down here?" one of them asked. "Oh," answered Simmons, "I came down to see the Packers beat the Bears." "Oh, yeah?" answered Warren Brown of the Chicago Herald and Examiner. "Remember, big boy, there are four quarters in a football game and the Bears are going to town in the next half." "The Packers'll trim 'em," answered Simmons, and he was right...Johnny Sisk's run seemed to so disgust the Packers that they dug their toes in and literally ran the Bears ragged in those last hectic minutes. Sisk ran 55 yards and he should have been stopped half a dozen times, but no one on the Packer side left his feet in an attempt to knock him down from behind...Beattie Feathers, the "Tennessee flyer", didn't get very far when he lugged the pigskin. The Packers had him spotted and he only made 10 yards on four attempts. We'll wager a bet that Feathers was wishing that Bronko Nagurski was in there clearing the way for him. However, the Bears had splendid interference on all their line plays, more powerful perhaps than any we have ever seen, so it just wasn't Feathers' day to gallop...Russ Winnie, WTMJ radio announcer, who broadcast the game, got so excited during those last few minutes that some of the newspapermen in the booth next to him feared that he would have a stroke or something. Russ is a real Packer fan and when the Green Bay team "started to town" he couldn't restrain himself. Bob Elson of WGN, on the other hand, was a disgusted individual, and plainly showed it over the air and after the game. Elson naturally was pulling for the Bears and when they folded up he was one of the most surprised men in the park...The Chicago newspapermen in the press box were rather quiet during the first half, particularly after Schwammel put the Packers in the lead with his 18-yard field goal. But after Ronzani scored his touchdown, they all perked up and exclaimed to a man: "We knew the Bears would come through. We were never worried for a minute." Then they began razzing the Wisconsin newspapermen got even with them by giving the razzberry...Milt Gantenbein, Tar Schwammel and Lon Evans probably spent the busiest afternoons of their football careers. Nearly every Bear play was thrown at their side of the line, with "powerhouse" interference ahead of the ball carrier. Had they been less brilliant players, there is no telling what the score might have been, for the Bears were picking up yardage though that side of the line and nobody seemingly could stop them. Clarke Hinkle, George Sauer and Hank Bruder spent a busy afternoon getting tackles, bringing the Bear ball carriers down time after time beyond the line of scrimmage...Potsy Clark and most of the Detroit Lion team attended the game to see how the Bears and Packers do it. They certainly got an eyeful, especially in that last quarter. We bet Potsy is scratching his head now, wondering how he is going to keep Don Hutson covered all the time...Hutson, by scoring two touchdowns yesterday, went into the league scoring lead with 36 points. Caddel and Burnett were tied with 30 points each up to yesterday, but the Lions didn't play and Burnett failed to connect with a score, so the lanky boy from Alabama literally leaped into the scoring lead - and he did it against the Chicago Bears...It was a tough game for the Bears to lose - but after all it was retribution. The Bears on three occasions in 1933 beat the Packers in the last two or three minutes of play on field goals or long passes for touchdowns...Al Rose played a great game at left end, making many tackles. He caught Reds Pollock once from behind when he was on his way for a sure touchdown...Nate Barragar turned in a fine game at center when he took Butler's place at the start of the second quarter. Barragar played most of the last three quarters, and although many plays were shot at him he stood up well under fire...Kawal and Ookie Miller, Bear centers, played brilliant ball for the losers, particularly on defense. They seemed to be all over the field knocking down passes and making tackles...Many Green Bay people who went to the game left thinking the Packers were hopelessly licked. They did not get the good news, some of them, until they reached Milwaukee, as they had left to catch early trains for home when the score stood: Bears 14, Packers 3...It is estimated that of 29,389 fans at the game, more than 5,000 were from Green Bay and other Wisconsin cities. And they got plenty of thrills for their money. Some of them were so hoarse after the game they couldn't talk above a whisper...Councilman Joseph Donckers, first ward, left the game three minutes early Sunday afternoon, and caught an early train for Milwaukee in very low spirits. He laid over in Milwaukee and joined the other Packer fans on their way to Green Bay. He was unable to understand the jubilant spirits of the returning fans. He inquired, but when he was told the score refused to believe it from his friends. Then he slipped back into the next car, and made some inquiries among strangers. It was so. Then Councilman Donckers joined the celebration.
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - On the Packer coach en route from Chicago to Green Bay - The happiest man on the trip is Buckets Goldenberg. If we get in the championship playoffs, says Buckets, I won't feel any better. Maybe it was my fault Ronzani got that touch. Guess he hid behind the line. Never saw him until he went past me. But it felt great to get in there and crack 'em at the end. One minute I hoped the game would go on forever and the next I though it'd never end...I was a nervous wreck before the game, says Clarke Hinkle. Me too, says Milt Gatenbein, Thought I'd outgrow it, but it gets worse. You should have been out on that end this afternoon. Out on that end? asks Clarke. Boy, they were pouring it onto me back of that line...Bob Tenner's sound asleep, and looks good for the trip...George Svendsen wanders up and down the aisle, swaying with the train. Finally settles down to read a book. Hinkle stars a crossword puzzle. Hot bridge game in the smoker. Johnny Blood and Walt Kiesling versus Ralph Smith and Verne Lewellen. Kiesling got the football after the game. Wouldn't sell it for anything. Plans to have it framed...Goodbye to Goldenberg and Arnie Herber at Milwaukee. Buckets leaves with words of praise for Ernie Smith, who recovered that fourth period fumble. A great tackle, says Buck. And getting better. Everyone comments that the game was similar to that 1933 last minute trimming the Bears gave the Packers at Green Bay...Now we'll sit down and watch the others fight it out for a week, says someone. Great buildup for Nov. 10. Ought to fill up the stadium at home. Bob O'Connor figures Pittsburgh will be tough. It took Boston today...In comes Bud Jorgenson, Packer equipment man. He listened to the fourth period in a downtown hotel and nearly went crazy...We're telling you that your Packer line was right in there on those tackles at Wrigley field. Although Clarke Hinkle, with ten, got as many as anybody. Cal Hubbard also got ten tackles for Green Bay. Tar Schwammel got eight, Mike Michalske seven, Al Rose and Milt Gantenbein five, Frank Butler, Walt Kiesling, Hank Bruder and Nate Barragar four each. Lon Evans, Don Hutson, Arnie Herber and Herman Schneidman three apiece. Hewitt and Crawford each got six. Richards, Ookie Miller, Rosequist, Buss, Manders, Musso and Ronzani got four apiece. Three went to Masterson and Zeller...Don Hutson's two touchdowns raised him to an important position on the Packer all-time scoring list. He now has scored six touchdowns for 36 points, giving him a tie for 18th place with Marty Norton of the 1925 team. Schwammel's extra point and field goal added four points to his total, which now stands at 14. Ernie Smith's extra point was his third as a Packers. He hasn't missed one yet.
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - Chicago sports writers, who sat back in confidence during the middle of the fourth period of Sunday's battle between the Bears and Green Bay Packers, are still shaking their heads at the upheaval of the closing two minutes, when their mighty team was swept from the pinnacle of the National league's Western division. Listen to Jim Gallagher, of the Chicago American: "The Chicago Bears won't see Arnie Herber and Don Hutson again this season. And that's all right with the Bears. In fact, if George Halas' white-jerseyed gridders never see those two again, it will be too soon. Were it not for the pernicious activities of this nefarious pair, the Bears might be undefeated in the NFL. As it is, they're in third place in the Western division today - the result of two defeats by Green Bay. Or, to be more specific, two defeats by Herber and Hutson..In the last three minutes of play Sunday, the Herber-to-Hutson passes gave Green Bay a 17-14 victory. It was a finish reminiscent of those heart disease comebacks which enabled the Bears to win the league championship in 1933. Not all the customers saw the thrilling finish. With five minutes to play, thousands left the park to get away from the rush, thereby making the mistakes of their football lives. For those last four minutes were as crowded with action as any ever seen on a football field. With the score 14-3 in their favor, the Bears made the same mistake as the customers. They relaxed, thinking the victory in the bag. Alas, they forgot Herber and Hutson - whose 83-yard pass had beaten them in the opening game of the season." Gallagher then goes to describe the thrilling plays which snatched a brilliant victory from the Bears. Marvin McCarthy, of the Chicago Daily Times, got lyrical about the game. Here's what he said: "The Chicago Bears blew a football game to the Green Bay Packers at Wrigley field yesterday, by a score of 17-14, that was so fantastical you had to see it to believe it. With less than five minutes to play, the Packers fetched two utterly impossible touchdowns out of the fire to win it. If you had seen this game in the movies or read it in a book, you would have been vastly annoyed and impatient with the author. You would have resented the imposition on your credulity and intelligence. This game simply 'couldn't' happen, not even in imagination. But it did happen. The Bears were nicely entrenched behind a 14-3 lead with the end so near the timekeeper was peeking at his watch. Then the Bears blew. In the twinkling of an eye - the unreeling of a few feet of film - a football miracle had been wrought. The Packers had scored two touchdowns and won. The movies get away with some awful football stuff. They have heroes rushing into the game in the last minute, from hospital beds and clutches of rival school kindappers, to snatch victory from defeat and win the college president's permission to wed his daughter. They have a 100-yard plunge through center, magical forward passes that get from here to there like homing pigeons, and desperate field goal kicks that just make it and win the game, by a score of 37-36. But no movie ever got away with as much as the Packers and Bears did Sunday. No Hollywood all-American ever emulated Frank Merriwell so completely as Don Hutson, 189-pound left end of the Packers. Hutson, a former University of Alabama star, scored both the 'impossible' touchdowns. He put them over on passes no author would have dared foist on his public. Hutson was Frank Merriwell well in the flesh. Bear reserves spilled out on the field when Johnny Sisk's touchdown, surely the 'clincher', went over. Spectators sat back and relaxed. Unhappy Green Bay rooters grumbled and kidded themselves with pseudo encouragement, 'We ain't beaten yet; watch us get a couple of touchdowns.' Watch Green Bay get 'em! Har, har...that's a good joke. Such stuff might happen in the flickers, but not in real football. Who was going to get the two touchdowns for Green Bay, please? Don't tell us Frank Merriwell was playing for the Packers. Well, my friends, it did happen - and Mr. Frank Merriwell Hutson did get them. The Bears hardly had finished clapping backs after Sisk's great run when the first one came. Arnold Herber, the Packer halfback, tossed a short pass to Hutson which did not look dangerous, as Hutson caught it in the midst of half a dozen Bears. He didn't have a chance to get away. Oh, he didn't eh? Don't forget this was Merriwell, the guy who used to make those 100-yard runs in the books, and who makes them in the movies now. Out of the clutches of two Bears eeled Mr. Merriwell Hutson. Under the arms of another he ghosted. By two more he whizzed. Twenty, thirty, forty yards he went...Ten more to go. The final Bear tackler hit Hutson hard and low from behind, actually got his arms around his legs. But here was the fictional football. Hutson did not go down. He tore loose and stumbled across the goal line. Miracle touchdown! 'What did we tell ya?' screamed the Green Bay rooters. 'Now watch the Bears fumble the kickoff so we can make another.' Har, har...Joking again. That's the way they work it out in the flickers, but not in real football. Oh, they wouldn't, eh? Sure enough, the Bears fumbled the kickoff, and Green Bay recovered, only 15 yards from the goal line. Was the 'impossible' really going to happen? By then you knew it was coming, and it came. Three smashes at the line, then Herber threw another pass to his man Frank Merriwell Hutson, standing in the end zone, and you know a Merriwell - he never misses. Another touchdown! Green Bay had won! And so ended the most preposterous football thriller the movies ever forgot to film." Before starting his detailed story of the game, Howard Roberts of the Chicago Daily News moaned the following: "If you happen to run across someone who is babbling incoherently to himself today, don't be alarmed. It merely will be one of the fans who sat in at Wrigley field  yesterday afternoon to see five minutes of the dizziest, wildest, screwiest and most nerve-tingling football you'd run across in a lifetime. When those five minutes started, dusk was beginning to settle over the field and the Bears were leading the Green Bay Packers 7-3. Within sixty seconds their margin was 14-3. And then, with the big green hands on the white clock face on the left field well showing less than two minutes to play, the Packers struck unbelievably to score two touchdowns and send the Bears toppling to an astounding 17-14 defeat." Read George Strickler of the Chicago Tribune: "The mistakes Masterson made were not as responsible for the loss of the game as the superb passing of Herber and the matchless receiving of Hutson, the combination which has defeated the Bears almost single handed twice this year for the only setbacks the former champions have suffered. This combination composes the most feared aerial attack in the National league today. It takes the place of the old Harry Newman to Ken Strong team which passed the Giants to many victories the last few years and matches the Green Bay Lewellen to Blood combination which ruled the National league five years ago." Howard Purser got off a chatty column in the Wisconsin News. An excerpt: ""Andy Lotshaw, the trainer who also looks after the Cubs, returns to the bench with his water bottle and reports the officials 'won't call them Packers offside.' He says it makes him think of Moriarty and so he changes the subject...Just then Rocky Wolfe says he understands Cal Hubbard will be an umpire in the American League next season, and Doctor Lotshaw utters the fervent wish that he takes the place of Moriarity...Both teams are pretty fagged out...Rosequist, taken out of the game, is quite angry and throws his headgear on the turf...Halas tells him to sit down and shut up...I'm due home at 7 o'clock for a duck dinner, so I duck out and miss the best part of the game...Well, you can't eat your duck and have it."
OCT 29 (Detroit) - The next 10 days will just about make or break the Detroit Lions' chances for the professional football championship and Coach Potsy Clark is bearing down on his gridders. There are a lot of "ifs" connected with the Detroit gridiron picture, and it will take quite a victory string to put the Lions in the December title game, but the Motor city executives have every confidence that Coach Clark will be able to reach the top of the football ladder before the curtain drops on the 1935 season...FACE BOSTON FIRST: The first hurdle the Lions have to jump is Wednesday night's game with the Boston Redskins. The Boston squad arrived here Monday from Pittsburgh where they took a 6 to 0 licking and Coach Eddie Casey claims he is going to to beat the Lions tomorrow night or walk back to Massachusetts. These clubs played in Boston Sunday, Oct. 13, and the Lions triumphed by a 17 to 7 score. Hurdle No. 2 for Clark and his hirelings is set up next Sunday at Wrigley field, Chicago, where the Detroiters are booked for a game with the Cardinals. In their first meeting of the season Sunday Sept. 29, the clubs battled to a 10-10 tie here in a rip-snorting ball game. If the Lions can take both these games, it will give them a percentage ranking of .667, with four victories, two defeats and a tie. This would give Detroit a perfect setup for the two game series which follows with the sensational Green Bay Packers. On Nov. 10, Detroit invades Green Bay, while a week later the Packers will make their first appearance of the season here. Detroit suffered a 13 to 9 defeat at the hands of Green Bay in Milwaukee Oct. 20, but the Lions had a crippled battle front, with Glenn Presnell and Buster Mitchell on the sidelines with injuries...MAY DECIDE TITLE: Coach Potsy Clark thinks the series with Green Bay will just about decide the Western championship, as he dopes the Chicago Bears out of the picture and feels that the Chicago Cards will lose about four games on the home stretch. Following the games with Green Bay, Detroit has a home and home series booked with the Bears. Detroit plays in Chicago Nov. 24, and the Halas-men invade Detroit Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28. The closing game on the Detroit schedule is booked here on Dec. 1 with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
OCT 29 (New York) - The champion New York Giants continue to lead the National Professional Football league in points and successful forward passing. In six games to date the Giants have rolled up 109 points while holding their opponents to 62. The New Yorkers have completed 31 passes out of 66. The Chicago Bears continue as the leading ground gainers. In five games they have gained 1,856 yards. The Green Bay Packers are second with 1,548 in seven games. The Detroit Lions continue to rule as the best defensive team, having held their opponents to 722 yards in five games.
OCT 29 (Columbus, OH) - The Green Bay Packers have the best defensive record in the NFL, while the New York Giants have piled up the best offensive record, statistics revealed today. The Packers have had only 40 points scored upon them in seven games, while at the same time they have scored 86 points on opponents for the third best offensive record. The New York Giants have scored 109 points in six games this season, and have had 62 points registered against them. The Chicago Bears are second best offensively, with 100 points, while the Detroit Lions are the second best defensive team, having had 42 points scored upon them, but in only five games.
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - With interest smoking hot, two of the mightiest teams in professional football today prepared for the zero hour of the National league's Western division, which will occur at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at City stadium. At Detroit, the Lions of Potsy
Clark stepped aboard the first of a series of trains which
will being them to Wisconsin's football capital at 3:40
Saturday morning. At Green Bay, the Packers of Curly
Lambeau wound up a strenuous week of practice
sessions, confident that they are in the best shape of 
the season, and fully prepared to repulse the Detroit
invasion...BIG TICKET SALE: Over the Packer ticket
office, E.A. Spachmann, director of sales, was a 
harassed individual as the advance sale showed no
indication of slackening. Out-of-town fans have sent in
ticket requests in great numbers, and excursion rates
on both railroads will attract hundreds of fans from the
Milwaukee sector. Everyone the Packers invited to the
Homecoming celebration will not be present, but the
majority of the old timers will be on hand to cheer the
Packers against the Lions. Joe F. Carr, league president
has regretted that business in the East will prevent him
from witnessing the game, but he sent his regards to all
of his friends in Green Bay and predicted the game 
would be one of the season's best. George Vergara, end
on the Packer team of 1925, is one alumnus who can't
make the trip, he said in a telegram to the Packer
management. Vergara will help officiate at the Brooklyn-
Pittsburgh game in Brooklyn, but his message includes
well wishes for the team and greetings to all his Green
Bay friends...DEADLINE IS TONIGHT: The deadline for
seat reservations, Spachmann announced, is 9 o'clock
tonight, when all reserved seat tickets must be picked 
up. Those not taken at that time will go on open sale.
Although the Lions will arrive here on the C. & N. W.
road at 3:40 tomorrow morning, they will not leave their
car until 8 o'clock, when they will proceed to the Hotel
Northland. The Packers are in excellent shape for the
game, the entire squad having been our for practice this
week. Tar Schwammel and Frank Butler apparently 
have recovered from injuries received against the Bears,
and Coach Lambeau will be able to unload the entire
Packer offensive upon the Lions.
NOV 8 (Detroit) - Headed by Coach George (Potsy)
Clark, President George A. Richards and Secretary 
Tommy Emmett, the Detroit Lions boarded a train here
at 3 o'clock this afternoon en route to Chicago and 
Green Bay, Wis., where on Sunday the Motor city 
postgraduate gridders will face the Packers in an NFL
game. The Lions were in good spirits when they pulled
out from here and quite a delegation of loyal fans were
at the station urging Coach Clark and his gridders to
bring home the bacon and get even with Green Bay for
the defeat in Milwaukee several weeks ago. According
to Coach Clark, his club is in better shape than at any
time this season, as there are no serious cases on the
hospital list. Clark said that Bill Shepherd, the all-
America back from Western Maryland who was secured
this week in a trade with the Boston Redskins for Doug
Nott, former Detroit "U" star, has caught on to the
signals nicely in his three days of practice with the 
Lions and that he positively would see action against
Green Bay. Accompanying the Lions on their Wisconsin
excursion were Leo MacDonnel of the Times and Lloyd
Northard of the News. Both these football writers will file
play-by-play stories of the Packer game direct from the
City stadium in Green Bay.
NOV 8 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers, current
leaders in the hot scramble for the Western division title
in the NFL race, meet one of their toughest tests on
Sunday when the Detroit Lions invade the Packer home
field in Green Bay for their second game of the season
with Curly Lambeau's crew. While these two title
contenders are battling each other, the Chicago Bears,
defending champions in the West and holders of second
place, will invade Boston to face the Redskins. At the
same time the Cardinals, only half a game out of the
lead, but in fourth place, will be entertaining the Eagles
in Chicago. The New York Giants, defending league
champions, will be idle, while the Brooklyn Dodgers,
their most serious rivals for the crowd, meet the Pirates
in Brooklyn. This will be the second meeting between
these clubs, the Dodgers having nosed out the Pirates
13 to 7 in Pittsburgh last Sunday. The struggle in Green
Bay tops the weekend contests in importance, for in the
 first meeting between the Packers and Detroit Lions in
Milwaukee several week ago, the Green Bay eleven won
out 13 to 9, Tar Schwammel kicking two field goals for
the decisive margin. Victory for the Packers would give
them a tremendous advantage in the race for the West
crown, since they already have beaten the Bears twice.
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - Defense against forward passes was stressed in a long drill Friday as the Green Bay Packers made final preparations for their battle here Sunday with the Detroit Lions. Snow and cold weather handicapped the team earlier in the week but conditions were ideal Friday and Coach E.L. Lambeau took advantage of the break to give his men plenty of work. With the exception of Tar Schwammel, tackle, and Roger Grove, quarterback, the team is in excellent shape. Schwammel was injured in the Chicago Bear game two weeks ago and has been on the sidelines since. Grove has been out all season and it is doubtful whether he will play. A brisk demand for tickets has raised the management's hopes for a capacity crowd. The game will be the last home contest of the season.
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - Because the competition is more keen and the going tougher as the Packers move closer toward another championship, the management today announced "release" of another recruit who is unable to stand the fatigue of a full season. The release was given to the "Packer Pup", the club's mascot. Christened early in the season the pup apparently has been a pretty fair "good luck" charm to the Packers. Entrusted to the care of a loyal fan since that time he now finds he is unable to take care of the dog and will give it away. If you call Adams 1123 and promise to give the mascot a good home Packer Pup is yours.
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - Lion will meet Packers at City stadium tomorrow afternoon in the most crucial game of the day's NFL schedule, and although the teams have clashed once before this season, both coaches are predicting victory. The Detroit Lions already are here, quartered at the Hotel Northland. This morning Coach Potsy Clark moved his squad to Joannes park for a final practice, and there was no question about it - the team looked good. Whichever team loses tomorrow will receive a near-mortal blow in its chase for the Western division championship, and the winner will rest in first place, safe for at least one more week...MAY SET RECORD: The topheavy advance ticket sale indicates that one of the largest crowds of the season will fill the stadium seats tomorrow afternoon, and if the weather is fair, the turnout probably will approach record proportions. If the Lions looked good in practice, the Packers appeared excellent. Every man on the squad is physically fit for a bruising round against the tough Detroiters, and the Green Bay players freely predicted their intention of making it two in a row for the 1935 season over the formidable visitors. Every Detroit-Green Bay game of recent years has developed into a classic. Last season the teams played two 3 to 0 contests, each winning one on tremendous field goals, and this year the Packers rallied at Milwaukee to snatch victory with a last half spurt. Some heroics by Tar Schwammel, who blocked a punt and kicked two long field goals, were partly responsible for the Milwaukee victory, but Coach Clark has indicated that there will be no punts blocked tomorrow. Frank Christensen's long, high spirals have been getting away in fine style, and the Detroit coach anticipates no trouble from the rushing Packer forwards...MILWAUKEE SENDS FANS: The 12:40 Milwaukee road special train, bringing a collection of howling fans from Milwaukee, will be met tomorrow afternoon by the Green Bay city band, Manager Henry Wagnitz has announced. The band has been much in prominence this season at all games, featuring a college medley which has caught the fans' attention, and ripping through the popular Packer pep song, "Go, You Packers," and "On, Wisconsin" when the occasions demanded. If the Packers win tomorrow, the bandsmen were told, "Happy Days Are Here Again" would be the top notch theme song of the occasion. Fans are urged to arrive at the stadium well before the 2 o'clock kickoff time tomorrow, to avoid an anticipated last minute rush. A number of backers still are yipping about the Packer-Bear game, when they came late, were caught in the crush, and missed the sensational forward pass which gave the Bays victory on the second play of the game.
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - "The Packers should take tomorrow's football game, but the Detroit Lions are going to win it!" There's your authority - Potsy Clark, coach of the invading team, who will see his squad perched at the peak of the Western division tomorrow night - if the Lions win. Potsy, headquartered at the Hotel Northland, turned out to be the same old Potsy. He griped about the Packers' refusal to play his Portsmouth team at the end of the 1931 season; he moaned about the crippled condition of the Detroit squad, although rumor has it the Lions are in the pink; and he managed to be completely genial and interesting in doing both...NAMES HIS LINEUP: Furthermore, he answered questions and he named a starting lineup. Bill Shepherd? He looks good. The Lions got him from Boston on waivers and he can do everything. Probably won't be so hot against the Packers, as he just joined Detroit Wednesday. Father Lumpkin? Well, he didn't agree with the management and got shipped to Brooklyn. One of the finest fellows in the league, though, don't mistake that. The best blocker, too. But discipline has to start some place...SCHNELLER TO START: The starting lineup? Well, it'll be Morse and Schneller at ends, Johnson and George Christensen at tackles, Knox and Emerson at guards, Randolph at center, Clark at quarterback, Frank Christensen and Caddel at halves, Gutowsky at full. No kidding about the game in the fog against Boston. Shepherd returned a short field goal attempt 50 yards because the Lions couldn't find him in the fog. Officials were hunting each other all evening. Great for deception, though. Potsy is the former Illinois quarterback who cut a wide path through the Western conference some years back. He's never lost his enthusiasm for the game, and is the heart and soul with his team. He'll win a championship some day, but Packer fans are hoping it won't be right away. Potsy's very bitter about the Packers' failure to play his team at Portsmouth in '31. The Bays tried to schedule a game with the Spartans up here, but no go, and there argument rests upon whether or not a December date was definite or tentative. "I'm still sore about that," said Potsy, "and we're going to take it out of the Packers tomorrow."
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - If you're planning to attend only one professional football game this season, perhaps you haven't been giving the Green Bay Packers the support they deserve, but you've certainly saved the gridiron treat of the season for the last possible occasion the Packers will play at home. Probably not many fans realized several months ago when the NFL schedule was announced, just how much importance would be attached to tomorrow's struggle between the Packers and the Lions of Detroit. The crucial status of the contest coupled with the fact that Green Bay-Detroit games always are wild, free-scoring affairs, will combine to fill most of the seats in that big stadium. Picking a Detroit-Green Bay score is something like picking the outcome of the East-West high school game, which occurs one day later. About the only thing you can be reasonably certain of is that there will be scoring, and probably considerable of it. If the day is dry and the field fast, it'll be a forward passing determination, with the team which clicks most often coming through with the greatest number of points. If the field is wet, may the gods of the gridiron help Detroit, because the Packers' superior weight is likely to prove a terrific handicap. You take your score, and we'll take 13 to 6. Two field goals for the Lions and two for the Packers...We're telling you...that the Chicago Cardinals claim the smallest and largest players in the National league. Ted Isaacson, former Washington tackle, tips the beam at 272, while the forward-passing quarterback, Phil Sarboe, also a Washington alumnus, weighs only 163...Dr. M.J. Junion's recent letter to a Milwaukee newspaper regarding Green Bay's non-movable franchise has drawn a lot of comment...from Ottumwa, Iowa, E.N. Schroeder writes in to express his approval for "printing such a letter as the one by Dr. Junion on where not to move the Packers (as though they must be moved!). Not long ago at Milwaukee, a player (a Fitzgerald, I believe) intercepted a lateral and ran 95 yards for a touchdown. The 'uproar' would have made poor sound effects for a relaying sound effect. (Apologies to Murray's subs - it was their best.) Some fans were shouting, 'Hurray for Purdue'. So much for Milwaukee, a new home. Whether or not Milwaukee can support the team is beside the point. The fact that Green Bay is the birthplace and home is sufficient. If that team moves, no matter where, to the supporting fans, it's just another pro football is not wholly without your letter Dr. Junion and to your supporting friends - amen."
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - This Wisconsin city was stark, raring football crazy today. Reason for the madness was the Green Bay Packers team which tomorrow meets the Detroit Lions here in what likely will be the most important pro game of the season. The Bays, more powerful and bruising than in many a moon, are sitting at the top of the heap in the Western division of the National Pro league. The Lions, also powerful and bruising, are within growling distance of the top of the same heap. The Detroit contest will be the Packer veterans' homecoming game and 30 or more of the stars of yesteryear will return to wine and dine with old acquaintances and help boost their present day successors back into the king's seat...There was a merry jingle of coins as ticket sellers approached a sellout for tomorrow's struggle. Railroad and bus lines will run special excursions and hundred of enthusiasts from all sections of this state and from Michigan and Minnesota have made reservations. Coach Curly Lambeau yesterday gave his lads their last brushing in hopes they can repeat an early season win over the pennant bound Lions. The squad was driven through a lengthy signal drill and a lecture with blackboard illustrations. With exception of Ade Schwammel and Frank Butler, stellar linemen, the team is in the best of physical trim. Even the two giant forwards may be able to get in the game, the trainers reported. A feature of the battle is expected to be a punting duel between George Sauer, Packer freshman, and Frank Christensen, the great Lion kicker...Coach Lambeau also has been tuning up his aerial attack, with Arnie Herber doing most of the flinging. The sensational Don Hutson, end, is generally on the grabbing end. The Packers will need a pass defense, too, for the Lions have accurate throwers in Dutch Clark and Glenn Presnell, while Bill Shepherd, the Western Maryland star recently traded to Detroit by the Boston Redskins, is a topnotch receiver.
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - Another battle for first place, this time between the Packers and Detroit Lions, holds the center of the stage in the National Professional Football league here Sunday afternoon. With five victories and two defeats, the Packers not only set the pace in the western division at this time, but in the entire league. They lead, however, by only half a game. In second place, with four victories and two defeats each, are the Lions and Chicago Bears. With the softest part of the schedule in front of them, the Packers can take a place right next to the rail in the dash down the home stretch by winning Sunday. On top of the victory they scored over the Lions in Milwaukee three weeks ago, a triumph now would assure them of two out of three over one of their foremost rivals regardless of what may happen in Detroit. The matter of winning, however, promises to be considerably tougher than it was in the game in Milwaukee. Not only have the Lions recently acquired Bill Shepherd, former Western Maryland star and the leading college scorer in the country last year, but they have Presnell back in uniform. Presnell, one of the best backs in the country, was on the injured list three weeks ago. The Lions rule 6 to 5 favorites. With two weeks' rest behind them since their sensational victory over the Bears, the Packers will take the field at full strength except for Ade Schwammel, giant tackle, who has a bad knee. Schwammel will undoubtedly see action, but he won't get the starting call. Johnny Blood, injured in the Cardinal game a month ago, and Roger Grove, who has been injured since the start of the campaign, both are ready to play. The game will draw a near capacity crowd of 13,000. Several hundred Milwaukee fans will make the trip north by special train and hundreds of others will go by automobile. The game will close Green Bay's season at home. It has been designated as homecoming.
Green Bay Packers (5-2) 17, Chicago Bears (3-2) 14
​Sunday October 27th 1935 (at Chicago)
OCT 30 (Green Bay) - The rest period granted the Green Bay Packers for their sensational victory over the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field last Sunday still has one day to run, but the players already are fidgeting to get back on the firing line and prepare for the Detroit invasion one week from next Sunday. Coach E.L. Lambeau isn't talking about it - he doesn't want to appear too optimistic and he isn't permitting the team to become overconfident - but there is every possibility that the Detroit-Green Bay engagement Nov. 10 will decide first place in the Western division. While the Packers are resting from three strenuous National league games on consecutive weekends, the other key teams of the Western division are locked in death grips, which just possibly may permit Green Bay to back into the divisional leadership without firing a shot...MOVE INTO CHICAGO: Tonight Detroit meets Boston at home, and next Sunday the Lions move into Chicago to engage the Cardinals. If Detroit wins both of those games, the idle Packers will slide into first place through the back door - and the Green Bay-Detroit game Nov. 10 will be for first position in the Western division. All this is not only possible, but probable. The Lions, Cardinals and Bears are facing ruinous schedules for the next few weeks, involving a considerable amount of throat-slicing which is bound to keep at least two of these teams down where they belong. Detroit has a tough time of it, alone. After meeting the Boston Redskins, Chicago Cardinals and Packers in succession, Coach Potsy Clark's men face the Packers again in Detroit, then battle the Bears at Chicago, the Bears at Detroit and Brooklyn at Detroit...MEET TOUGH TEAMS: The Cardinals, after tackling the Lions next Sunday, in succession must meet Philadelphia at Chicago, Brooklyn and Boston in the East, the Packers at Chicago and then the Bears twice at Chicago. The Bears have the toughest row of all. Next Sunday they invade New York, and follow that contest with an appearance at Boston. Nov. 17 they engage the Giants at Chicago, meet Detroit at Chicago the following Sunday and on Thanksgiving day play at Detroit. Three days later they battle the Cardinals at home, and wind up their schedule Dec. 8 with another Cardinal engagement - enough headaches for George Halas to fill an aspirin bottle. The Packers have been catching themselves a great time since last weekend. A number of the players have been hitting the woods and marshes to enjoy a little quite hunting. Yesterday Tiny Engebretsen, Milt Gantenbein and Bob Tenner came in with a collection of hens...HUTSON VISITS FAMILY: Don Hutson left for
Pine Bluff, Ark., after the game for a visit with his family,
and George Sauer for Lincoln. Neb., for his hometown.
Joe Laws moved into Colfax, Iowa, to see his wife and
brand new family, while a number of the married Packer
players and their wives remained in Chicago to finish 
out the weekend. George Svendsen is visiting at his 
home in Minneapolis. Tomorrow, however, they'll all be
converging on Green Bay again, ready to slip into the
harness for as tough a series of workouts as a Packer
team ever faced. "We're really going to work now, " said
Coach Lambeau in commenting on the strenuous
practice schedule.
OCT 30 (Minneapolis) - An old issue, revolving around
comparative powers of professional and college football,
Wednesday found George Svendsen, experienced in
both, inclining toward the pros. Harder line play of the
pros was offered by Svendsen, center for the Green Bay
Packers and member of Minnesota's 1934 national
champions, as his testimony in favor of paid performers.
"I used to think," Svendsen said, "that a good college
team could beat a pro outfit, but I'm not so sure now.
The pros just watch each other too close and smack too
hard. When any one of us come out of half a game no,
we're covered with bruises and we don't feel like any
more football for a few days" That's not for lack of
condition, either, he emphasized.
OCT 30 (New York) - Don Hutson of the Green Bay
Packers, end on Alabama's winning Rose Bowl team
last January, leads the NFL in scoring, according to averages released today. Hutson, playing his first year of professional football, made two touchdowns last Sunday to put him ahead with 36 points. Ernie Caddel of the Detroit Lions and Dale Burnett, New York Giants, are tied for second with 30 points each. Caddel continues as the leading ground gainer with 297 yards in 39 attempts for an average of 7.6 yards. Cliff Battles of the Boston Redskins is second with 229 in 63 attempts for an average of 3.5.
OCT 30 (Chicago) - George Halas, owner and coach of the Chicago Bears, today defended Bernie Masterson, Bears' quarterback, who received considerable newspaper criticism for his field generalship in last Sunday's Packer-Bear game at Wrigley field. The Chicago Tribune newspaper interview follows: The Chicago Bears are satisfied with their quarterbacks and there will be no change in personnel or assignments, Coach George Halas announced yesterday. Criticism of the tactics used in Sunday's game, which the Bears lost, 17 to 14, to Green Bay in the last three minutes, Halas added, is unjustified. "Bernie Masterson and Bob Dunlap are good quarterbacks," he said. "They have directed us to a total gain of 1,856 yards in five games, more than any other team in the league, including those who have played six games to our five, and they have led us to 100 points, an average of 20 per game, making us second in total points in the league."...PLANS NO CHANGE: "There will be no change. I am pleased with the way they have improved. I am unable to see how their conduct in Sunday's game can be construed as amateurish or inefficient." Halas pointed out that Masterson, serving his first year as a regular, serving his first year as a regular, and Dunlap, playing his first season of professional football, are better quarterbacks in his opinion than Carl Brumbaugh was his first two years. Brumbaugh, of course, was the smartest quarterback in the league," Halas continued. "But it took him four years to learn our system and property size up the league. The Bears' quarterbacks have the toughest job in the world, and that includes the president. We have more than 300 plays and even I, who should be their severest critic, do not expect them to master such an offense in a few weeks or months."...HITS THREE POINTS: Halas then went into a discussion of the three points on which Masterson has been most severely criticized since Sunday's game. "Bernie has been berated for throwing the flat pass on the six yard line with second down, which Bruder intercepted. No one has called the Packer quarterback a dummy for doing the same thing in the last minute of the game. The situations were identical. Green Bay scored the deciding touchdown on its pass. If it was good football for them, how can you call it stupidity on Masterson's part? Masterson also have been criticized for throwing three passes in a row and then kicking on fourth down from the Packers' 45 yard line. We had marched 19 yards through the line and the two up men in the secondary crowded in, giving the Packers almost an eight man line. Throwing of the passes was intended to drive them back, so our running game could function. I would not advise Masterson, or Dunlap, either, to throw three in a row again, but the purpose of this maneuver was sound and practical. Two of these passes just missed being completed by the length of the receiver's fingers, anyway, and completion of either one would have placed Masterson's judgment beyond reproach."..FUMBLE BAD BREAK: "The last criticism against Masterson," Halas concluded, "evolves about his fumble on the first play after the kickoff following Don Hutson's first touchdown. It was said by many second guessers that he erred in going on the defensive instead of calling our strongest running plays to use up as much of the remaining time as possible. As a matter of fact, Masterson called Johnny Sisk over center. This was one of our strongest plays, so strong that Sisk went 55 yards on it two minutes before to score our last touchdown. It was just unfortunate that we had to fumble there. The choice of play, however, was good." Halas said his statement was not intended as a rebuke to fans who were sufficiently interested in the Bears to take them to task, but merely an attempt to clear up some of the points which Monday morning quarterbacks apparently had overlooked.
OCT 31 (La Crosse) - Joe Kurth, former Notre Dame all-American and Green Bay Packer tackle, has resigned from the La Crosse Lager pro club and Coach Tom Skemp announced the signing of John Ferguson, member of the 1934 Wisconsin squad, to fill the line gap. Kurth gave no reason for resigning other than that unfavorable comment regarding his play has been none to welcome. He said he would leave La Crosse at the close of the Aquinas high school season. It is believed he will resign as coach at Aquinas. His team has not won a game and played one tie.
OCT 31 (Green Bay) - When the whistle blows for the
Packer-Detroit Lions National league game here at the
City stadium on Sunday, Nov. 10, there won't be many
vacant seats, according to E.A. Spachmann, who 
handles the football corporation ticket sales. Although
the game is still 10 days away, the ticket office is doing
a brisk business with local sales, while the out-of-town
mail orders are nearly as heavy as for the Chicago Bear
game here on Sept. 22, when the stadium was jammed
to capacity...CLOSE TO SELLOUT: "Give us good 
weather a week from Sunday," Spachmann said, "and I
think we will have close to a sellout. Last Sunday's
sensational victory over the Bears, coupled with the 
chance for the Packers to win the Western division title,
has increased the football interest considerably and it
seems as if every gridiron fan for miles around will be
here Nov. 10. It is advisable to purchase your tickets
early as I am looking for an unprecedented rush next
week. Many of the choice reservations already have
been snapped up. The ticket office is open daily from 9
a.m until 9 p.m. Mail orders are being filled immediately
in the order of their receipt." The Detroit game will be 
the Packer veterans' homecoming and stars of other
years are to be the guests of the management. Many
invitations have been mailed to Green Bay stars of the
olden days and it is expected that a large number of
them will be present. Among those who already have
accepted invitations are: Paul Minick of Valparaiso, 
Larry Marks of Kalamazoo, Moose Gardner of Ashland,
Tubby Howard of Mondovi, Richard (Jab) Murray of
Marinette, Red Dunn and Myrt Basing of Milwaukee and
Jack Harris of Chicago. A young army of sport writers
from Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit will cover the 
game and nearly all of the Cream city scribes will stay
over for Armistice day and pen special stories on the
high school battle between East and West.
NOV 1 (Green Bay) - Hunting togs were discarded and grips were unpacked yesterday as the Green Bay Packers, the squad once again intact after the vacation which followed last Sunday's great victory over the Bears, returned to the practice field to resume a quest which may end with Green Bay once again the mightiest name in professional football. The Packers returned to this football capital with a seriousness which probably never has been excelled by a professional gridiron squad. Their first meeting, held last night, was devoted to a discussion of diet, and their first practice of the week, conducted yesterday afternoon, was turned over to conditioning work. If the Packers are defeated in any of their remaining five league games, it won't be because of lack of condition. In the first place, Coach E.L. Lambeau issued cold preventatives to the entire squad, in the belief that head colds at this time would handicap severely the squad's training schedule. These preventatives, he said, have been tried out by football coaches and found effective. In the second place, Lambeau carefully sketched the proper diet for his men, urging that they display moderation in their eating, and refrain from indulgence in all "dead" or fried foods. He emphasized the importance of vegetables and broiled meats in their diet, and reminded them to avoid pastries at all times. All this might have seemed elementary to the husky football players, had they not been filled with the same deadly seriousness as their coach. If Green Bay loses, their attitude indicated, it will not be because the Packers have faced a better conditioned foe...HOLD LONG DRILL: Finally, Lambeau laid stress upon physical conditioning as he drove the squad through a long drill yesterday. There were lots of running, and the team polished up on its passing and punting. The punters in particular caught Lambeau's eyes. Arnold Herber and George Sauer were kicking the ball out of bounds from all corners of the field, setting it off the field inside the 5-yard line 50 percent of the time from midfield. Except for Frank Butler, center, and Tar Schwammel, tackle, the squad is in excellent condition. Butler and Schwammel both have leg injuries, Tar as a result of the Packer-Bear game. Lambeau will shift Assistant Coach Cal Hubbard to right tackle, and leave Ernie Smith at left tackle, where Ernie has been playing fine football. The head coach hopes, of course, that both Schwammel and Butler will be available to play against the Detroit Lions Nov. 10. Although Butler had been playing the game of his life this season, his temporary loss is not expected to crippled the Packers at center, where the team has excellent reserves. Nate Barragar, one of the best defensive centers in the game, has been going at a top notch pace, and George Svendsen, the Minnesota giant who is particularly hot on pass defense, is right in line to help. At last night's skull session the mistakes which the team made against the Bears were discussed and ironed out. The Packers realize that they won't always be able to score two touchdowns in the closing minutes of play, and they are aiming to avoid the slips which gave the Chicago team two touchdowns, and almost lost the ball game...CHIEF CONVERSATION TOPIC: The sensational Packer victory still continued to be the main topic of conversation today, and many are the stories which are growing about that now-famous engagement. One concerns the mill hands in a large establishment here, who took time off from their work Sunday afternoon to listen to the game. Downcast when the Bears scored their second touchdown, they were whipped into a frenzy as the Packers ripped back with their closing successful barrage at the goal line. When Ernie Smith recovered Bernie Masterson's fumble on the 13-yard line, one of the men picked up the portable radio in his hands, and holding it at arm's length, pleaded for a score. "Just one little touchdown! You can do it!" he screamed into the machine. The choked voice of the announcer brought the word of Don Hutson's winning touchdown. The listener howled, and lifting the radio over his head, smashed it onto the floor. "You've done your work for all time!" he shouted. Then there was the Green Bay attorney who sat in back of a rabid Bear fan, and took a terrible ride when the Bears piled up their 14-3 lead. But the Packer fan, whose name cannot be revealed because it would be unfair to Jim Heney, insisted the Green Bay team yet would score two touchdowns. "I've got the money - put up or shut up," demanded the Chicago bug...PUTS UP MONEY: On the spot, the attorney put up the money, and away went Hutson. Then there is the one about the Green Bay man who was planning to attend the game, but didn't because he fell sick. So he gave his ticket away and moved his radio into the bedroom to hear the battle second hand. The family, listening downstairs, broke into cheers when the Packers salted the game away, and ran upstairs to discuss the game with the invalid. They found him galloping around the room, jumping on pillows and breaking up chairs. It was a great game.
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - One of the greatest collections of
former college football players on the gridiron will 
oppose the Green Bay Packers when the Detroit Lions
appear at City stadium Sunday afternoon for an NFL
contest. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. Led by the veterans
Earl (Dutch) Clark, Ernie Caddel, Glenn Presnell, Harry
Ebding, George Christensen, Ox Emerson, Ace 
Gutowsky and many other holdovers from the late
Portsmouth Spartans, the Lions have one of the
strongest aggregations in the league and one which will
be out to check the Packers championship hopes on
Sunday. To the ace offensive combination of Dutch
Clark, quarterback, Frank Christensen and Caddel,
halfbacks, and Gutowsky, fullback, Coach Potsy Clark
has such outstanding additions as Presnell, Buddy
Parker, Pug Vaughan and Bill Shepherd. The latter is
last year's high scorer of the intercollegiate circles and
was obtained from Boston in a recent trade for Douglas
Nott. He played undergraduate football at Western
Maryland university...RESPECT OF LEAGUE: Coach
Potsy Clark has gained the respect of the entire league
for his team results of 33 wins, 12 losses and four ties
in four seasons of National league ball. To that record
he had added four wins, two defeats and a tie thus far
this season. The defeats were at the hands of the
Packers and Brooklyn, while the Cardinals played the
tie game. Clark originally coached the Portsmouth
Spartans where, after many years of college experience,
he steered his team into second place in the league
standing. That was in 1931, and a Bay championship.
The following season his club lost an indoor playoff to
the Chicago Bears in Chicago and was again runner-up
in 1933. Last year the team moved to Detroit, was 
again right behind the Bears, and only the Packers are
separating the Lions from the top of the ladders in this
season's race...NEW STARS ON LINE: This year an
already strong line was bolstered by Regis Monahan,
Ohio State's all-American guard and captain of 1934;
Ed Klewicki, end of Michigan State fame; Ray Stacy,
husky right tackle from Oklahoma; Jim Steen, tackle
from Syracuse who received all-American mention, and
Elmer H. Ward, center from Utah State who was an all-
Rocky Mountain conference selection. The Lions play a
furious brand of offensive ball behind the daring direction
of Dutch Clark and Presnell. The addition of Shepherd,
who was considered the outstanding college back in the
Bear-All Star game last August, is expected to make
the backfield setup one of the most dangerous in the
nation. His appearance here Sunday will be Shepherd's
first game in the Detroit uniform...HANDICAPPED BY
INJURIES: Three weeks ago in Milwaukee, minus the
services of Presnell, George Christensen and Ox
Emerson, three of the first-string performers, dropped a
hard fought game to the Packers by a 13 to 9 score. All
three of these stars will be ready for action Sunday. The
homecoming aspect of the contest is attracting many
former Packers from scattered points throughout the
middle west, and has added to the interest which 
already is at high pitch. For many of the returning 
gridiron greats of other years, it will be the first chance
to see this year's Green Bay team. Fans were again
reminded by Football corporation officials to pick up 
their tickets as soon as possible. The ticket office in the
old Brown County bank building, corner of E. Walnut 
and Adams streets, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mail orders are being filled in order of receipt. The 
deadline on all reservations is 9 o'clock Friday night, E.
A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, has announced.
NOV 6 (New York) - Ernie Caddel, of the Detroit Lions,
and Don Hutson, of the Green Bay Packers, are tied for
scoring h onors in the NFL, according to statistics
released today. Caddel, former Stanford halfback, and
Hutson, who gained fame as the receiving end of 
Alabama's Howell-to-Hutson pass combination, have
each scored six touchdowns for a total of 36 points.
Dale Burnett, injured New York Giants end, is tied for
third with Ralph Kercheval of Brooklyn. Both have
scored 30 points - Burnett with five touchdowns, and
Kercheval with two touchdowns, four field goals and six
points after touchdowns. Luke Johnsos, Chicago Bears
end, and Reds Pollock, Bear back, are next with 24
each. Caddel also tops the ground gainers with a total 
of 328 yards gained in 48 attempts, for an average of 
6.8 yards per try. Doug Russell, Chicago Cardinal back,
is second with 263 yards, with Bill Shepherd, now of
Detroit, third with 259, and Stan Kostka, of Brooklyn, in
a fourth place tie at 235 with Kink Richards, of the New
York Giants.
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - Football fans probably realize it,
but there's no harm in calling attention to the fact that
there is an unusual setup on tap Sunday in the gridiron
battle between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit
Lions. For one thing, the struggle probably will decide 
the championship of the National league's Western
division, particularly in view of the throat-slicing parties
scheduled between Chicago's Bears and Cardinals. For
another, Packer followers will have their first opportunity
to see their team, at full strength and in mid-season,
tackle a powerful, contending opponent. This is an important point. The Packers have appeared before home crowds later in the season than Nov. 10, but always against comparatively weak opposition, such as Stapleton, Philadelphia or similar teams. Consequently, although the team had developed its ball handling and offensive maneuvers to a fine point, it never was called upon to display the entire repertoire against its home opponent. Sunday's situation is vastly different. The Packers are playing their best ball of the season, if not of any season, and they face a dangerous opponents - one so dangerous that the utmost skill and power will be required to snatch a victory. So critical is the setup that a victory will more firmly cement Green Bay in first place - which a defeat may topple the Packers to last place. That's the Western division for you.
NOV 6 (Columbus, OH) - The Chicago Bears are off to a good start to set another high scoring record in the NFL, figures released today revealed. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers, who did not play last week, held a firmer hold on their defensive record. The Bears have scored 120 points against opponents so far this year. They are closely followed, however, by the New York Giants, with 112 points and Detroit with 102. The Packers have had 40 points scored against them in seven games. They are seconded by the Bears and the Detroit Lions, each of whom have 48.
NOV 7 (Detroit) - Bill Shepherd's first workout with the Detroit Lions at Kelsey Field Wednesday pleased Coach George (Potsy) Clark to the point that he raved about his latest backfield addition. "Look at him kick - Look at the way he shifts through the line - Look at the knee action," were a few of the verbal bouquets tossed at Shepherd during the two-hour drill. Shepherd's punting was worthy of all the nice things Potsy said about it. Time and again Shepherd sent high, twisting spirals traveling through the air 60 yards or better. "With Shepherd and Frank Christensen doing the punting we should have the best kicking in the League from now on," George Potsy said. "Seems like this is the closest I have been to Shepherd this season," big John Schneller, end, remarked during the signal drill. "The last two times we met Bill usually was going past me hellbent for a touchdown. You can say for me I'm glad he's on our side now." Scheneller  was referring to Shepherd's brilliant play against the Lions at Boston last month and in the University of Detroit stadium a week ago. In the game known as Foggy Football last Wednesday Shepherd ran for runs of 55, 58 and 45 yards against the Lions. After Wednesday's workout Coach Clark announced Shepherd would start the fullback position in the Lion backfield against the Green Bay Packers next Sunday at Green Bay. "If the boys will block for Bill, he'll go places," Potsy predicted. "When you consider he ran wild against us without any interference you can imagine what he'll do to our opponents if he gets the proper blocking." Buster Mitchell, released outright by the Lions Monday, was claimed via the wavier route Wednesday by the New York Giants. Mitchell left here immediately to join his new teammates.
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers may resort to an aerial game here Sunday in their crucial game with the Detroit Lions, it appeared today. Coach Curly Lambeau sent his men through a stiff drill in the show yesterday and announced another session for this afternoon. Particular attention was paid to the correct manner in which to handle a snow-soaked ball. Don Hutson, the pass grabbing end from Alabama, at last has become accustomed to the frigidity of the north country and after he became warmed up made some sensational snatches, flung by Arnold Herber, the other half of the Packers' famous overhead combination. Several of the Bay backs, whose ability to snag passes is partly responsible for the team's first place standing in the western division of the National Pro league, were given a workout and Sunday if the weather permits the Packers may be expected to take to the air frequently when on the offense. In the first string line Lambeau used Cal Hubbard at right tackle and Ernie Smith at left. Ade Schwammel's leg injury still is causing some trouble but the ace kicker is certain to see some action against Detroit Sunday, if only as a placekicker. Meantime, this football mad section of the state is as excited as a collegiate center before homecoming. As a matter of fact Sunday will be a Packer homecoming. A feature of the game will be honoring of former Packer players between halves. All the stars of former years have been invited to attend. Downtown coaches, who inhabit the taverns, barbershops and cigar stores, will bet you two to one that if the Packers lick the Lions they are headed for another National championship. And the busiest place in town right this minute is the Packers' ticket office, which is an indication the City stadium will be jammed to the top flag Sunday.
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - "And that ladies and gentlemen concludes the broadcast of the football game between Pittsburgh and the Green Bay Packers - ." The voice of the announcer trailed off. I was very comfortable. The Packers were on their way to an almost certain championship. Having been born in Green Bay and attained middle age in that city, it was to be expected that I should be following the fortunes of the Green Bay Packers even on this very mild Sunday afternoon in late December....REVIEWS PACKER SEASON: Mentally I began reviewing the Packer season. They had done well as always in the NFL and the eyes of the world were upon them as they drove toward the championship. There was only one game remaining on the schedule and that was with Philadelphia, not a strong team. If they won that last contest they would be leading the western division of the league and be entitled to meet New York for the championship of the world. I am an attorney and in the past have been frequently called upon to consult with the management of the Packers, and occasionally in the early days had helped out somewhat in a financial way. Small wonder therefore that the Packers held a high place in my affections, and were able to keep me awake after a good dinner and a bottle of ale...DOOR BELL SOUNDS: The sudden ringing of the door bell aroused me. My visitors were so anxious that they did not wait for anyone to answer. I heard the door open and I saw Dr. W.W. Kelly and G.F. (Jerry) Clifford entering the room. I hastened to greet them but they waved me back in the chair and seated themselves without removing their wraps. "Have you heard the news!" It was Dr. Kelly speaking, and I noticed that he was considerably wrought up. "I can see you have not," he interrupted as I was about to speak. "Well, it is a long story, and I may as well begin at the beginning. You have been following the Packers this fall as you always do, and know that they are all but champions again." "Yes, but that is scarcely news," I began. "No, that is not news," he replied, "but what you don't know is that they took a bus from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. En route, due to a faulty exhaust pipe, all of the players were overcome by motor fumes!" I was speechless for a moment, but he hastily reassured me....WERE NO FATALITIES: "No. No. There were no fatalities. In fact none of them will suffer permanently. But none will be able to play in the game with Philadelphia next Sunday. That is why we have come to you. We need help. We must put a team on the field in Philadelphia next Sunday" "Well, Doctor, I suggest that you take a plane to Philadelphia and see if the report is as represented. Possibly you could speed recovery - " He interrupted again. "They are not at Philadelphia. They stopped at Estabrook, as soon as the accident was discovered, and Curly has succeeded in keeping the matter quiet. No one knows about it. He hopes that they would recover in a few days, but now it appears hopeless. We must cooperate and keep our knowledge carefully concealed from the newspapers. Immediately round up 15 or 20 players and get them to Philadelphia ready to start Sunday afternoon."...MIGHT RAID AAA: "Pardon me, Doctor, but do you have in mind capturing the two high school teams, or raiding the AAA or perhaps even shanghaiing the Marinette and Shawano high school players." I made the inquiry facetiously, but the good doctor was in no mood for even so mild a joke. "Certainly not," he rejoined rather bruskly in high state of agitation. "We have the players right in the city. Jerry and I have been going over the list which we found by rummaging about in Secretary Calhoun's desk. Calhoun has never forgotten a man who played with the Packers. He even has their present addresses in most cases, and these we have lined up as living in Green Bay and therefore subject to call in this emergency. I know that they will respond; here is the list:
For ends, Dick O'Donnell, Butts Hayes, Herman Martell, Rig Dwyer and Lavvie Dilweg.
At tackle, Ken Radick, Tiny Cahoon and Jug Earpe.
Guards, Whitey Woodin, Carl Zoll and Martin Zoll.
Centers, Boob Darling, Joe Secord, Fee Klaus and Red Bultman.
In the backfield, Charlie Mathys, quarterback, Hurdis McCrary, fullback, Verne Lewellen, Tubby Bero, Dave Zuidmulder and Wuert Englemann, halfbacks.",,,ASTONISHED AT LIST: I was astonished as the doctor concluded the list. I hadn't known that almost two full teams of former Packer players were living quietly in Green Bay, probably listening to the game the same as I had been but a short time before. "That would have been a great team, once, but - ." Again the Doctor interrupted. This team will beat Philadelphia, I firmly believe, but even if we lose, the publicity for Green Bay will make every chamber of commerce in the world envious. We will outshine Detroit with its Joe Louis, Three Lakes with its marrying Ezra and Watertown with its Turkey Gehrke. It's tremendous, stupendous, colossal. It will become historic! We have selected you to take the team to Philadelphia and put them on the field. The only chance for practice will be on the train - skull drill. You must be on the train tomorrow morning." There were hours of argument on that point, but the following morning, I started the long journey, with the players already named. Hustling about getting the men aboard, I must confess I experienced a mild shock at noticing that many of the boys had taken on considerable flesh since I had seen them on the gridiron. Only one of them, Carl Zoll, was carrying a football. When I asked him if he intended to get some practice on the way down, he confided that he had captured the ball after a game with the Minneapolis Marines 13 years ago, and hoped to add the autographs of the present crusading team to those already adorning it, and would never consent to having the ball even handled for fear of losing some of the scrawled signatures....BIT OF STIMULANTS ABOUT: With this to think about we settled for the trip. Some of the boys were a bit noisy indicating that there might be needed stimulants in the crowd. After passing Chicago your worries mentor sitting alone in the end of the car, noticed a delegation approaching. In a moment Rig Dwyer, Tubby Bero and Charley Mathys had joined me in the double seat. "We've appointed ourselves a board of strategy for the team," said Bero speaking for the committee. "You see the signals are going to be a problem for the boys, and we figure to score first and then play a defensive game. Now, Rig and I know a great kickoff play, with Charley here receiving and going back for a touchdown. We'd like the starting lineup so we can them the play. It is surefire stuff. And then Lew can keep them kicked against the wall - ." We went directly to the field from the train and found Coach Lambeau, still ill from the effects of the gasoline fumes, pacing up and down in front of the gates. He greeted us most affectionately, with "Gee, I'm glad you came, we'll need a good cheering section. Where is this new team."...SMILES FREEZES SICKLY: I crowded up and explained hastily and noted Curly's smile freezing into a sickly gain. "Well, go on in and get your uniforms on," he choked out. "I've already collected the guarantee." In a few minutes Lewellen had won the toss and the boys were lined up to receive. Mathys and Englemann were back for that trick kickoff. There was a jolting boom as a big Philadelphia boot struck that ball and someone was shaking me vigorously. "Wake up! Wake up! You have been dozing in that chair ever since the end of the Packer broadcast. It is time for supper if we are to get away for an early picture show! Oh, what is the matter? Did I spoil a good dream?". It was my wife speaking, and the Philadelphia scene had all but faded. "No," I hastily replied, "you didn't spoil a good dream. I think you saved me from the world's greatest nightmare."
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions pulled the Chicago Cards from the top of the heap in the Western division by a score of 7 to 6. The game was played on a muddy field and neither eleven was able to gain much ground with passes...Ernie Caddel did the touchdown business for the Lions when he took a lateral from Dutch Clark and raced 12 yards around the Cardinals' right end midway in the opening period to score. Clark added the decisive point...Bill Volok, Cardinal lineman, got the six points for Creighton and Co. in the second quarter. Frank Christensen fumbled a pass from center and Volok scooped the muddy ball and "touchdowned". Bill Smith muffed the extra point...Charlie Bidwill, owner of the Cardinal club, sure is getting more than his share of bad breaks. Injuries have cost him several of his stars and rain washed thousands away from this opening contest in Chicago last Sunday...The Maras, father and son, are not feeling so pleasant these days as their New York Giants have dropped two games in a row at the Polo grounds and this is something that never before has happened in its professional gridiron history...The Giants did well enough during the first half of the game with the Chicago Bears as they were leading 3 to 0 at intermission but the visitors ran wild in the closing quarters to chalk up a 20 to 3 victory...Kink Richards made the Giants' field goal in the first stanza. It was a placekick on an angle from the 13-yard stripe. Following this score, the teams battled along about even up with the Giants having the ground gaining edge...The Bears made the first touchdown in the third quarter after a 58-yard march down the field with Feathers scoring. In the final period Keith Molesworth and Bill Karr counted while Manders and Ronzani added extra
NOV 4 (Chicago) - It becomes more and more apparent,
as the NFL season wears on, that most of the strength
lies in the Western division of the circuit. Every team in
the Western section, led by the Green Bay Packers,
today topped the leaders of the Eastern division, the
1934 champion New York Giants, in the standings. The
Packers found themselves in first place without even
playing yesterday, The Detroit Lions, having hauled the
Chicago Cardinals down by a 7-6 decision. The Cards
did a big slide, dropping to fourth place in the division,
while the Chicago Bears moved up to a tie with Detroit
for second place, by whipping New York, 20 to 3, at 
New York...WEST HOLDS EDGE: In 12 games against
Eastern opposition, Western teams have won ten. The
Giants dominate their own neighborhood, but all their
three defeats were administered by Western teams, the
Packers, Cardinals and Bears. They do not meet the
Lions. The only victories for the East in intersectional
warfare was Brooklyn's 12 to 10 decision over Detroit, 
and Pittsburgh's upset 17 to 13 edge over the Cardinals.
The Bears got a late start against the Giants yesterday,
but did a thorough job of getting revenge for that beating
suffered in the title game last year. Kink Richard's 13-
yard field goal in the first period stood up as the Giant
lead until Beattie Feathers finished a 58-yard Bear 
march in the third session. Keith Molesworth plunged
over for another in the fourth, and Bernie Masterson
passed 30 yards to Bill Karr for the last touchdown. The
Lions trimmed the Cardinals by the margin of Dutch
Clark's successful try for the point after Ernie Caddel's
12-yard touchdown run in the first period. Bill Volok
recovered a Detroit fumble for a touchdown in the 
second frame, but Bill Smith's placekick attempt was
blocked by Glenn Presnell...REDSKINS ARE UPSET:
Philadelphia defeated Boston's Redskins by the same
margin. Bill Shepherd galloped 42 yards for the Boston
touchdown in the opening period, but missed the extra
point try from placement. Ed Storm heaved a 55-yard
touchdown pass to Eggs Manske in the next quarter,
and Hank Reese placekicked for the big point. Brooklyn
moved into second place in the Eastern division by
defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 13 to 7. Brooklyn 
meets Philadelphia at Philadelphia Tuesday, and on
Sunday, the Bears plays at Boston, Detroit tackles Green Bay at Green Bay, Philadelphia plays the Cardinals at Chicago, and Pittsburgh invades Brooklyn seeking revenge.
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - Packer football stars ever since the "pass-the-hat" period have been invited to the homecoming here next Sunday which will be one of the features of the Detroit-Green Bay game at the City stadium. This will be a battle for first place in the Western division of the NFL and one of the largest crowds of the season is expected to be on hand when the whistle blows at 2 o'clock. This is the Packers' 17th year of postgraduate football and the stars of yesteryear are spread out all over the country, but generally once during the fall, they get the Green Bay "itch" and head back here to see their successors carry on the Packer colors to move football glory...LIVE IN GREEN BAY: Some 20 former Packer players are residents of Green Bay. The Packers have a number of coaches in the alumni. Among them are Moose Gardner of Ashland; Eddie Kotal at Stevens Point; Red Dunn at Marquette; Tom Hearden at Racine; Bullet Baker at Nevada; Dukes Duford at St. Ambrose; Bill Kern at Pittsburgh; Red Smith at Wisconsin; Tiny Cahoon at Green Bay West and Joe Kurth at La Crosse. Green Bay football graduates have ventured forth into various occupations aside from coaching. Richard (Jab) Murray is mayor of Marinetter, Paul Fitzgibbons is a doctor in California; Cub Buck is a prominent automobile magnate in Iowa; O'Jay Larsen is one of the leading wholesale lumber salesmen in Chicago; Gus Rosenow is superintendent of schools at Niagara, Wis. Getting close to home, Lavvie Dilweg and Verne Lewellen are well known lawyers; Riggie Dwyer has been the Brown County register of deeds for several terms; Charlie Mathys is president of a local glass concern while Whitey Woodin and Jugger Earpe are "front rank" automobile salesmen.
NOV 5 (Green Bay) - Word that Bill Shepherd, highest
scoring football player in the nation last season when 
he performed with Western Maryland's undefeated team
has signed with the Detroit Lions did not add to Coach
E.L. Lambeau's peace of mind today as he drilled the
Green Bay Packers for their key encounter with Detroit
Sunday. Shepherd has been with the Boston Redskins
this season, having joined that team after almost
accepting a contract with Green Bay last summer. The
Western Maryland flash told Lambeau that he would 
sign with the Packers, and even gave an announcement
to that effect to his hometown newspapers, but Boston
boosted the ante higher than the Packers could reach,
and Shepherd joined Boston...MUCH IN LIMELIGHT:
Coach Potsy Clark of Detroit, needing another triple
threat ace, announced the signing of Shepherd today.
The new Lions is an excellent passer, kicker and ball
carrier, and he is expected to be very much in the
limelight when the Packers clash with his team. Most
of the Packers are in fine shape for the struggle, which
will decide first place in the National league's Western
division. Tar Schwammel is practicing again after being
out with an injury sustained against the Bears, and
Frank Butler, another injured player, also is working
hard...HOLD SKULL DRILL: Lambeau announced that
the Packers will meet for an extended skull drill tonight
at the Beaumont hotel, and he will continue to hold
outdoor practice sessions every afternoon this week. 
There's no need to push the ticket sale for the game, as
fans are flocking from every part of the city, and sending
in requests from all section of Wisconsin, indicating a
crowd which may rival the Packer-Bear game earlier in
the season. Good seats still are left, Spachmann 
indicated, but he added that they are going fast.
NOV 5 (Chicago) - Cal Hubbard, 260-pound tackle of 
the Green Bay Packers, was signed yesterday as an
umpire for the American baseball league. Hubbard 
umpired in the International league the last three years,
and in the Piedmont, South Atlantic and Western
leagues previously. Charles E. Johnson, who spent five
years in the Western league and the last seven in the
American association, was also signed. Charles 
Donnelly was given his release. Hubbard is the second
NFL player to get an umpire's post in the American
league. Louis Kolls, center on the Rock Island and New
York Yankee teams a number of years ago, has been
an umpire in the junior baseball league for the last two
years. Hubbard, who was a mainstay of the Packer line
during the team's national championship days, now 
holds down the right tackle position. He coached last
fall at Texas A. and M. college, but rejoined the Packers
this fall, coming directly from his duties as umpire.
NOV 5 (Detroit) - With the championship bee buzzing
around again, Coach Potsy Clark and his Detroit Lions
returned here Monday from their successful invasion of
Chicago, where they tripped the Cardinals, 7 to 6, and
started immediately preparing for the game in Green 
Bay this weekend. Coach Clark thinks he has a good
joke on Curly Lambeau of the Packers. The Green Bay
mentor took half a dozen of his players to Chicago to
scout the game but it was so muddy that the Lions
hardly opened their bag of tricks and the Packer players
saw little but "every day" football. "We didn't pull any
fancy stuff in the Cardinal game," Coach Clark said, "as
the going was so sloppy that we mainly centered our
attentions on holding tight to the ball and we played
'safety first' football after taking the lead."...SHOW 'EM
PLENTY: "Lambeau and his scouts didn't get anything
more than mud in their eyes for their Chicago visit but
give us a dry day next Sunday at Green Bay and we 
will show them a few things they never glimpsed before
in a football argument." According to the Detroit pilot,
all of his players came out of the Cardinal game in good
shape. Ox Emerson, guard, and Jack Johnson, tackle,
are O.K. again and they both should be good for 60
minutes against the Packers. Glenn Presnell's injured
back is healing rapidly and Clark may start him on 
Sunday. Buster Mitchell, star wingman who has been 
on the hospital list for three weeks, also is expected to
get into the Packer game...LEAVE FRIDAY NIGHT:
According to present plans, the Detroit club will take a
sleeper to Chicago late Friday night and transfer there
to a train arriving in Green Bay Saturday afternoon. 
While in Green Bay, the Lions will headquarter at the
Northland hotel. President George A. Richards of the
Detroit club and about a dozen loyal fans will
accompany the team. Each of the Detroit papers will
send football experts to cover the game.
NOV 5 (New York) - Averaging 345 yards per game for 
six games, the Chicago Bears hold a firm grip on 
ground-gaining honors in the NFL. To date the Bears,
holding down second place in the western division, have
rolled up 2,073 yards. Their average is 57 yards per 
game more than they did last year. All this ground
gaining has led to 120 points, giving the Bears the
leadership in another phase of the commercialized
branch of the gridiron. The champion New York Giants,
who were soundly trounced by the Bears Sunday, are
in second place with 112 points and the Detroit Lions
are third with 102. The Giants continue to lead in 
forward passing with an average of 43 percent for 86
passes attempted. The Chicago Cardinals have an
average of 40 percent and the Green Bay Packers 38
percent. Defensive honors are divided between Detroit
and the Packers. The Lions have held their opponents
to only 966 yards and the Packers have had only 40
points scored against them.
NOV 5 (Detroit) - Acquisition of Bill Shepherd, speedy
halfback, in a trade for Doug Nott and the dropping of
Buster Mitchell, and end, were announced Monday by
George (Potsy) Clark, coach of the Detroit Lions. Nott,
the former University of Detroit passing ace, was sent
to the Redskins in the deal that brings Shepherd to
Detroit. Shepherd, who led the country in collegiate
scoring when he played for Western Maryland last fall, is a fast and elusive ball carrier. He was the chief ground gainer in the College All-Star-Chicago Bear game last August. He is five feet 9 inches, weighs 190 pounds and is 24 years old. Nott had seen little action with the Lions, who have several good passers available in Dutch Clark, Ernie Caddel, Pug Vaughan and Glenn Presnell. Shepherd is a triple threat man, although he has been used chiefly on running plays by Boston. Mitchell played three years with the old Portsmouth Spartans before their franchise was transferred to Detroit. Previous to that he was a star wingman with Davis-Elkins College. He injured his knee in the Brooklyn game several weeks ago and has seen little service since.
NOV 6 (Green Bay) - "Buy your Packer-Detroit Lions game tickets at once." This was the advice handed out by E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales for the Packer corporation at noon today as he put up orders for Sunday's contest at the City stadium, which will get underway promptly at 2 p.m. "Give us a good break in weather," said Spachmann, "and I think we will have one of the largest crowds that ever witnessed a professional contest in this city. Locally, interest is sizzling hot over the argument with the Lions, while the mail orders are nearly as heavy as for the Chicago Bear game here on Sept. 22, when seats were at a premium." The Packer ticket office in the old Brown county bank building, E. Walnut and S. Adams streets, is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Additional help will be put on the counter and telephone (Adams 6810) business...MAY USE BLEACHES: Officers of the Packer corporation are repeating the guarantee to customers which was made before the Bear game. "There will be a seat for every spectator." If the closing 48-hour rush makes it look like a sellout, Ira Clark, who has charge of arrangements at the City stadium, will round up all the park benches available and use them wherever necessary. While the rush for tickets is going on at a merry clip, Coach E.L. Lambeau and his gridders are bearing down plenty for the tilt with Potsey Clark's high-price aggregation of professional footballers from the automobile metropolis. Aside from Ade Schwamel and Frank Butler, two husky linemen, the Bays are in the "pink". The placekicking tackle and aggressive snapper-back are going through their daily paces under "wraps" but Doc Woodward who is going a man-sized job as trainer for the Packers, hopes to have both the forwards in fair condition by Sunday. The Packers had a signal examination last night and Coach Lambeau, after marking the papers, suggested that several of his huskies burn a little midnight oil studying plays and signals so that there will be no mental or physical slipups during hostilities against the Lions. The Bays know they have got the toughest kind of a ball game on their hands this Sunday, as Detroit will be keyed up to top pitch. The Lions have visions of a championship as a result of their victory over the Chicago Cards last Sunday, and they will be gunning for the Packers with the toughest kind of football ammunition...GAME CRUCIAL ONE: Green Bay has experienced a lot of crucial combats with its Packers but the Detroit fracas looks plenty hot. If the Packers win, they will be fairly well entrenched at the top of the heap, not only in the Western division but the whole league as well. But if the Lions take the Packers, Coach Lambeau's team will drop to a tie for fifth position with Brooklyn providing the Dodgers trim Pittsburgh, the Bears beat Boston and the Cards are victorious over Philadelphia.
NOV 6 (Milwaukee) - It has been a long while since an out-of-town football game has attracted so much interest here as Sunday's contest in Green Bay between the Packers and Detroit Lions. The Packers gained a lot of friends in Milwaukee this season by their two recent appearances at State Fair park against the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit. Many of the local professional football followers made the trip to Chicago a week ago Sunday to see the Packers whip the Bears, and many of them are still talking about Green Bay's hair-raising finish which turned a 14 to 3 defeat into a 17 to 14 victory in the final two minutes and 58 seconds of play. It is the opinion here that if the Bays can turn back Detroit this Sunday, Green Bay will be an odds-on favorite to win the Western division championship. What's more the Packer followers in Milwaukee will bet plenty that if the Packers get into the title play, they will be crowned national champions again, a title which they held in 1929, 1930 and 1931...SPECIAL WEEKEND RATES: Both railroads have special weekend rates to Green Bay and a group of north siders is trying to line up a special train over the Milwaukee road, patterned like the "extras" which were run from Green Bay to Milwaukee and Chicago for the Cardinal and Bear contests. Some 80 tickets have already been sold and only 125 are needed to assure the special train. All of the Milwaukee papers will have their football experts at the game and the majority of the scribes will stay over in Green Bay for the Armistice Day clash between East and West high, which has been a scholastic gridiron classic in Wisconsin for years.
NOV 6 (Columbus, OH) - The best set of officials working in the Western division of the NFL has been assigned by President Joe F. Carr to handle the first place battle at Green Bay this Sunday between the Packers and Detroit Lions. Bobby Cahn of Chicago will referee and he will have as his assistants, Gunnar Elliott, Fort Wayne, umpire; Morris Meyer, Cleveland, field judge, and Dan Tehan, Cincinnati, headlinesmen. These are the same four officials who handled the Detroit-Green Bay game in Milwaukee on Oct. 20. According to President Carr, this is the first contest that Meyer and Tehan have ever worked on the Green Bay gridiron. 
NOV 6 (Oshkosh Northwestern) - Among the invitations sent out by the Green Bay Packers for their reunion and "homecoming" for former members of the squad to be held at Green Bay Sunday, were those to Oshkosh men or former Oshkosh men who have played on the professional team. Oshkosh veterans of the team included "Slick" Lollar, who was in the Packers' backfield about five years ago; Bernard Darling, now living at Green Bay, who was a mainstay in the line at center; and others whose length of service on the squad was not as long. Champ Seibold is the local man on the squad at present. This is the Packers' 17th year of post graduate football and the stars of yesterday are spread across the country, but generally once during the fall they get the Green Bay urge and head back to see their successors carry on the Packers' colors.
points...Bronko Nagurski won't play any more football this fall. The Bears' hard hitting fullback has been unable to shake off his ailment despite the best of medical care. When in his prime, Nagurski didn't have a peer in the pro league...The Philadelphia Eagles made sure their departure from the cellar position by nosing out the Braves in Boston by a 7 to 6 count. It was a bitterly fought ball game with both sides handing out plenty of punishment...Fists were swung in the third quarter. Charlie Malone clipped "Eggs" Manske from behind and the free-for-all started in which spectators also took a hand. Officials, aided by the police, halted the riot quickly...The Quakers made their touchdown in the second round. Ed Storm hurled a 40-yard pass to Manske, former Northwestern end, and the fast stepping wing galloped to the goal line. Hank Reese, center, kicked the deciding marker...Bill Shepherd, 1934 All-American from Western Maryland, started Boston off on the right foot when he slashed through tackle and got out in the open for a 60-yard touchdown sprint. Shepherd, however, fozzled the extra point...A first half offensive enabled the Brooklyn Dodgers to take a fall out of the Pirates in Pittsburgh by a 13 to 7 score. Brooklyn cut loose with a brilliant overhead attack which had Joe Bach's hirelings baffled...A pair of midwest gridiron graduates made the touchdowns for the Dodgers. Wayland Becker, former Marquette end, grabbed one pass for a score while Stan Kostka, of Minnesota fame, snagged another toss for the second six-pointer...Going into the third quarter, the Pirates uncorked a consistent attack which had the Dodgers on the run and once inside the Brooklyn 10-yard stripe. Buzz Wetzel bulled his way through for a score and Niccolai converted...Two game are scheduled this weekend in the eastern division. The Bears will invade Boston and it looks as if the Redskins are due to be scalped again. Pittsburgh plays in Brooklyn while the New York Giants are idle...Red Flaherty, one of the real veterans of the National league, is again seeking active service for the Giants. Injuries raised havoc with the New York wings and Flaherty once more donned his gridiron moleskins...Night football is out at Detroit, according to Coach Potsy Clark of the Lions. In a recent "P.M." contest in the Motor city against Boston, a fog blanket covered the field so heavily that it was difficult to follow the ball.