GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The Green Bay Packers poured football all over Potsy Clark's Detroit Lions yesterday afternoon, blasting the erstwhile pennant contenders from City stadium with a 31 to 7 bombardment that left the 12,000 spectators just about convinced that the 1935 edition of the Green Bay football team is one of the best gridiron outfits of all time. Clark put upon the field a really impressive Detroit outfit, but the Lions left the stadium as badly whipped as they'll ever be in NFL competition. It's impossible to keep from dumping the ointment over the heads of the Packers. The team looked just about as perfect as a football team can look. It wrecked the Detroit ground defenses with a shattering series of drives through the stadium's new sand covering, and it plunged the Lions into a humiliating defeat by means of a withering siege gun attack that broke over the hapless visitors' heads in the second half. Johnny Blood, the ex-vagabond halfback, had himself a field day, getting two touchdowns on passes from Herber, one good for a total gain of 70 yards, and he tossed another pass to Don Hutson for the extra point. Hutson added to his league point total by going across for one touchdown on a pass from Herber; Arnie himself added one extra point by dropkick; George Sauer rolled around end for a touchdown in the first half; Ernie Smith booted two extra points; and Clarke Hinkle rammed over a scorching field goal from the 30-yard line to start the Packers off with a 3 to 0 lead in the first period. These were the scorers, and their mates played up to them brilliantly. When lapses occurred in the Packer campaign, the team always was able to come back with sensational scoring drives, and through the last half, they had the allegedly powerful Lions heading for the nearest shelter. There may be a team in the National league which can beat this great Packer machine, but you'd have looked far and wide for anyone who thought so yesterday at City stadium.
PLENTY OF PEP
The team blocked. It tackled. It chattered, keeping up a
running fire of pep that seemed to pour over upon the
Detroiters until their cleats sank in the loose sand of
the stadium and their dejection struck out like shoulder
pads on a dressmaker's dummy. Save for one moment
of relaxation, when Klewicki romped over for the only
Detroit touchdown, the pass defense was ace high, and
when those Packers took the ball - it was just a case
of get out of the way or take the consequences. The
game was scant minutes old when the Packers scored
for the first time, playing steady, relentless football until
they maneuvered into position for Hinkle's field goal.
The Bays took the opening kickoff, scrimmaged without
result and then kicked back. Dutch Clark fumbled this
kick, annulling the possibility of a good return by falling
on the ball on the Detroit 11-yard line. Detroit ran off a
couple of precarious line plays, and then Clark kicked
out, the ball going to Joe Laws, who slid back seven
yards before he was dumped on the Detroit 32-yard line.
The Packers wheeled into scoring formation. Three
savage thrusts at the line, two by Sauer and one by
Hinkle, made it first down on the 23-yard stripe, but a
fumble by Sauer, an incomplete forward pass and a line
thrust ended with the ball only one yard nearer the Lion
goal. Back to the 30-yard line trudged Laws and Hinkle,
and with Joe holding the ball, Hinkle sailed a deadly 
boot across the uprights for three points.
LAWS GET LOOSE
The Packers continued to keep the Lions in boiling 
water. They forced Detroit to punt after the next kickoff,
and Laws stalked through the invading team for 28 
yards on the return, bring the ball to the Detroit 34-yard
line - once again in scoring country. Hinkle hit the line
twice and Bruder smacked it once, the three thrusts
bringing the ball to the 23-yard line, where it was first
down. Hinkle dodged into the center of the line for three
yards, and Sauer split left tackle, falling and squirming
along the ground to complete a gain of seven yards. It was first down, and the ball rested on the 13-yard line. This time the advance bogged down. Hinkle was good for three yards on two plays, and the responsibility was shifted to Herber. He couldn't take advantage of it, one pass to Gantenbein sailing wide, and another to Hinkle going wilder. Detroit took the ball on downs. The Lions skirmished for a few plays, running the ball out far enough for a first down but they eventually were forced to punt, and the Packers had the ball on their own 43-yard line as the first period ended. Potsy Clark, seeing the Packers definitely had intentions, sent in a horde of substitutions to start the second period, but the Packers rolled right down and across the goal line on consecutive plays, in which they were mixed one successful forward pass and a forward-lateral which reeked of gridiron class.
THERE GOES SWEDE
First Johnston catapulted through on two line plunges for 11 yards and a first down on the Detroit 46-yard line. Then the Swede snatched a short pass from Herber and bounded down to the 28-yard line to complete a gain of 17 yards. Presnell barely failed to intercept a forward pass. Herber intended for a receiver in the flat zone, but Herber then drove a bullet toss at Bruder, who leaped up and took it on the 28-yard line, and lateraled to Mike Michalske, the latter pounding on down to the 22-yard stripe. Two line raps by Johnston added by one yard, and on the second Detroit drew a 5-yard penalty, its only one of the afternoon. This made it first down on the 16-yard line. Sauer rocked the Detroit tackles for nine yards in two plays, and then the Swede went into action again, ramming over for two yards and a first down on the 5-yard line. The next play was a beauty. Sauer faked no less than three times in as many directions in the backfield, as Don Hutson leaped to the left, wildly running toward the sidelines. It looked like the touchdown play the Packers used against the Chicago Bears, and with shouts of warning the Detroit secondary shifted to the right. This was a good move, except that at that moment, George Henry Sauer, behind Mike Michalske's interference, was drumming around the other end for a touchdown, and a moment later, when Ernie Smith kicked the extra point, the score was boosted to 10 to 0. Detroit mixed passes and running plays after taking the next kickoff, and worked the ball to the Green Bay 26-yard line, where Swede Johnston ended the advance by intercepting Clark's forward pass.
LIONS SETTLE DOWN
The Lions were really playing football at this stage of the game. Red Stacy leaped through to partially block Bruder's punt, and the ball traveled out of bounds on the Green Bay 35-yard line. Gutowsky was rushed into the game, making nine yards on the first play. He added four more on a subsequent thrust, and a few plays later Vaughan exploded a forward pass in the direction of Frank Christensen, who accepted the toss and was run out of bounds on the 10 1/2 yard line. This really was serious. Vaughan shot a pass over the goal line, and the speedy Caddel actually had his hands on the ball, only to drop it. The Packers were offside on the play, and that set the ball on the 5 1/2 yard line. Gutowsky was held to one yard, Vaughan's forward pass was incomplete, and Caddel and Gutowsky messed up a reverse, sending the ball back to the 13-yard line. On fourth down Gutowsky completed a forward pass to Ebding, who was tackled viciously first by Barragar and a split second later by Monnett, on the 1-yard line. The Packers took the ball on downs. It was no use trying to stop the Lions at this point. They got the ball on the 28-yard line after Hinkle's short punt and the touchdown play broke a few seconds later. Vaughan ambled back to the 35-yard line, was rushed by several Packers and let loose a crazy, wobbling pass which Klewicki caught and crossed the Packer goal line. Frank Christensen added the extra point by placement and this sliced the Packer lead to 10 to 7. The Packers had no trouble during the remainder of the half, which ended in a minute or two. Early in the third period the Packers started a touchdown march from their own 32-yard line, proceeding without a break to the opposing goal line. A 15-yard forward pass gain, Herber to Gantenbein, helped the cause along, Johnston added four yards at the line, Blood sprinted through tackle for seven, and when Gantenbein had finished catching another of Herber's passes the ball was on the Detroit 21-yard line, first down for Green Bay. The gain was 19 yards.
RIGHT PAST CADDEL
Herber tried a spinner at center and got a scant yard. Then he faded back behind a perfect protective screen, and let fly a pass to the goal line. Ernie Caddel had some idea of knocking it down, but Johnny Blood twisted past him and grabbed the ball over the goal line for a touchdown. Ernie Smith kept his season's record clean by adding the extra point, and the score was 17 to 7. Detroit took the kickoff, was forced to punt and in came the Packers again, crawling along the ground until a short forward pass, good for a 12-yard gain, was fired by Herber and caught by Hutson, winding up on the Detroit 34-yard stripe. Herber passed to Hutson, and the brilliant ex-Alabama star snared the ball on the 20-yard line, getting away for a speedy dash down the sideline to the 2-yard line, where he was forced out of bounds. The Packer attack fizzled out. Johnston and Blood did nothing impressive in two line plays, Herber threw one incomplete pass and another good one to Tenner for no gain, Detroit taking the ball on downs. Hutson partially blocked Frank Christensen's punt a couple of plays later, and the Packers got the ball on the Detroit 27-yard line. The chance ended when Frank Christensen intercepted Herber's forward pass. The Bays took the ball on the Detroit 33-yard line after the next punt, and received a tough jolt when very obvious interference by Frank Christensen on Johnny Blood passed unnoticed by the officials. It was the worst lapse of the season on the part of any official at any Packer game, as Christensen wrapped both arms tightly around Blood to prevent him from receiving Herber's pass. Ernie Smith then tried a placement from the 37-yard line, but the effort wasn't much of a success, and the third period ended with the Packers still out in front by 17 to 7. Then came the sensational fourth period, when the Packers scored two trip-hammer touchdowns within five plays of each other. First they had to turn back a Detroit penetration which reached the 30-yard line.
TOSSES LONG PASS
On the next play Herber trotted back to the Green Bay 20-yard line and got off a siege gun heave which traveled 47 yards in the air, and was taken by the fast moving Blood on the 33-yard line. Blood paid no attention to Vaughan, who was right next to him when he caught the ball, but ran down the center of the field to the goal line for a touchdown. Herber dropkicked the extra point. Mike Michalske was prominently involved in the last touchdown, which occurred a moment later. Mike, who played one of his greatest games as a Packer, recovered Clark's fumble on the Detroit 44-yard line, and Johnston failed to gain on a line play. Back went Herber, sailing a long forward pass to Hutson, who made one of his typically sensational catches as he sped over the 10-yard line, ignoring Frank Christensen, his nearest neighbor, and scoring the touchdown. A few seconds later Hutson caught Blood's pass for the extra point. Detroit moved into Packer territory late in the game, but Hutson intercepted Presnell's pass to check the advance. Later the Lions reached the Green Bay 15-yard line, and this time it was Swede Johnston who hooked off a pass by Presnell.
DETROIT   -   0  7  0  0  -  7
GREEN BAY -   3  7  7 14  - 31
1st - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 30-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - George Sauer, 5-yard run (Ernie Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - DET - Ed Klewicki, 28-yard pass from Pug Vaughn (Frank Christensen kick)  GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - GB - Johnny Blood, 20-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 17-7
4th - GB - Blood, 70-yard pass from Herber (Herber kick)  GREEN BAY 24-7
4th - GB - Don Hutson, 44-yard pass from Herber (Hutson pass from Blood)  GREEN BAY 31-7
NEWS AND NOTES
SANDY FIELD HANDICAP TO DETROITERS, POTSY DECIDES
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - "Tell 'em that they'll have to build those sand piles bugger and higher if they want to win next time," was Coach Potsy Clark's parting comment as the Detroit Lions left the Hotel Northland early last evening after their 31 to 7 beating at the hands of the Packers at City stadium. Potsy wasn't as feverish as one might imagine after the complete routing of his team. He was in a bit of a rush as he packed up in room 309, but not too busy to hand some nice bouquets to the team that had beaten him, and to offer some assorted razzberries to the town, the Packer corporation and everybody concerned for the condition of the field. "Understand," he said, "I'm not trying to detract from the credit justly deserved by the Packers. They were 100 percent better than when we met them in Milwaukee. But the breaks off the sandy field didn't bounce the same for both sides."...IN FOR TRIMMING: "Herber is a great passer, especially when he isn't rushed," he continued. "How could we, or any other team, rush him though that sand? Nevertheless, it was a great exhibition of football by the Packers, and probably they would have won anyway. I mean that. However, they are going to be in for a trimming at Detroit next week. I mean that, too." The Detroit mentor took time out from laying his socks away in his suitcase to reminisce a little about former games against the Packers. He has met the Bays several times since he entered the ranks of post-graduate football at Portsmouth, Ohio in 1931, and his record against Coach Curly Lambeau's outfit has been a cheerless page in his scorebook. Yesterday made it even more so. "The boys feels pretty bad about it," he said in speaking of the members of his team. "We don't feel that a football game was played. I wish that you would announce to the world in general that the field was a disgrace to the league." Potsy continued in the same strain for about 30 minutes. He breathed some credit to "big Cal Hubbard, who played a dam' good game...Blood and Hutson as the greatest combined offensive threat in the business...the line for all around play and rushing my passers (Potsy forgets that he had just said the sand prevented rushing)...George Sauer who would be handy in anybody's backfield" and a few others, but conversation constantly returned to the field and more specifically the sand thereon...DRIED UP SURFACE: Potsy knew that that sand was aid there in an effort to dry up the surface as much as possible. He knew that whatever advantages may have resulted from it were the same for either - as well as the disadvantages. He knew, and admitted, that the Lions were walloped in a most effective manner, and looked for something to hang it on. The field was the handiest piece of property for the purpose. His reason for the Packer success was not shared by others, some of whom are considered experts in the football world in their own right. Dr. Clarence W. Spears, University of Wisconsin coach, Red Smith, Wisconsin line coach, Bob Null, acting captain of the Badgers in their win over Purdue Saturday, and an assorted group of Detroit players as well as fans from here and other cities painted a picture in which sand was no part of the color scheme. Said Doctor Spears, who also ventured comment that he felt much better after the Wisconsin win over the Boilermakers, "I don't like to be quoted. You know that. But I guess it won't do any harm to give a little credit where credit is due. The Packer team reached some really great heights in that game. I don't think anybody could have beaten them in that spirit." The doctor who has been having so much trouble with the state university's grid ills is becoming a familiar and popular figure on Packer sidelines. He has seen several games here as well as those in Milwaukee and the Bear game in Chicago. His companions on the trip on Sunday were Smith, his line coach, and Null, Beloit junior who has been playing a lot of end for Wisconsin through the season, and who was very active in 60 minutes of the Purdue game. Smith, who played undergraduate football at Notre Dame, recalled a short sojourn at Lawrence college when John Walter, Press-Gazette sports editor, was manager of the football game there. Like the rest of the bull session at the Northland after the game, he soon turned to Packer talk...GREAT PASSING SHOW: "Without a doubt the greatest passing exhibition I've seen anywhere," was Smith's resume of the contest. "Of course, the line deserves a lot of credit for giving Herber time to throw the ball, and the backs helped out with a lot of fancy blocking. Besides, he had a couple of sweet numbers to throw the ball at Hutson and Blood. I still think that Johnny is one of the greatest in the game." The group, which included a former Packer player and his brother, a Milwaukee sports writer, and a few others besides Smith, Spears and Null was beginning to break up, but not before another comment was handed down. For Null, it was the first "big game" that he had seen. A quiet sort of fellow who had little to say even about Wisconsin's success the day before, he summed up the Packer win in a few words. "It's certainly a fast game. Passes like that are a thrill to any follower of football, no matter which side he is cheering for. Of course, I was with the Packers. I hope to see them again. The Packers' tackling was a lot more deadly." Other comments on the game continued to float about the hotel lobby long after the Madison contingent departed. There were those of the Packer players, which coincided with some by Detroit gridders. And there was the continual buzz of fan conversation, which for a change had little criticism. Before they left, Lions' chatter about the game, coming from varied sources, ran like this: "I never saw so many footballs flying in all my playing days...It was a nightmare...I never want to go through another one like that, although I think we'll beat the Packers next time...The sand was bad for us, but so were Herber, Hutson, Blood and a flock of the boys in the line." The snarling of the gridiron is laid away with the uniforms after the game, and the hotel presented handshake scenes by many who a few hours before were reminding each other of a terrible destiny ahead. Whether or not the 31 to 7 score had anything to do with it couldn't be learned, but the Packers had many nice things to say about the Lions....ONE OF THE CLEANEST: Ernie Smith, Nate Barragar, Buckets Goldenberg and Johnny Blood all agreed that it is one of the cleanest teams in the league, and although they were among the many who made an issue of it at the time, they minimized the importance of Presnell's kicking Gantenbein in the third quarter. Presnell was as sorry as anybody after that happened, they reported. Those things just happen in a hard fought game. Many of the officials and sports writers sat in with George Whitney Calhoun at a turkey dinner in the evening. Spears and Smith were also guests after leaving the Northland. With Bobbie Cahn as referee, many phases of the game were played over on the dinner table. And the proprietor of the tavern at which the meal was served still had his money on the wrong horse. He has been dropping bets with the frequency of November frosts by placing his money on Packer opponents. The Green Bay band turned out to welcome the football special from Milwaukee at 12:40 in the afternoon. Both the band and excursionists to Green Bay gathered in the same tavern mentioned above and sang the song of victory an hour before the game time. There was little talk about sand on the field in these quarters. It was all Packer support and it was enthusiastic. The game had another interesting touch when one of the officials was late. It was Gunner Elliot of Fort Wayne, Ind.. and Dan Tehan had to double as umpire and field judge until his arrival. Midway in the first quarter behind a siren and in the care of Lieutenant Bill Walters. Elliot made his arrival in a police department squad car. Walters had picked him up at the Junction as soon as his train came in, and rushed him right out to the stadium.
GANTENBEIN, SAUER ARE HURT IN GAME
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - Painful but not serious injuries were incurred by several Packers in yesterday's rough professional football game at City stadium, according to Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor. Milt Gantenbein, right end, was taken from the game with a painful stomach injury after he was kneed by Glenn Presnell in attempting to receive a forward pass. Gantenbein was knocked out temporarily, but his condition is satisfactory today and he will be ready for action at Detroit next Sunday. George Sauer picked up an injury to his left hip, but no bones were broken, and he too will be back in uniform before Sunday. Clarke Hinkle acquired a severely sprained left ankle, and X-ray pictures were to be taken today to determine the extent of the injury. Dr. Kelly doesn't believe the ankle is fractured. Hank Bruder's knee was sprained, but not seriously. All the Packers, including Tar Schwammel, tackle, will be ready to play Sunday, except possibly Frank Butler, center, Dr. Kelly stated.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - This department never before has made a yip about officiating, and the writer privately has felt that no little of the chatter about offsides, roughness and similar tactics has been exaggerated, but you have to admit that the boys slipped up in the third period yesterday...standing on the goal line, Blood was set to receive Herber's long pass...Frank Christensen wrapped his arms around Johnny, and the ball bounced off his tummy...everyone looked expectantly at Field Judge Dan Tehan, and when that official shook his head, indicating that no interference ruling would be made, the crowd went wild. Saw lots of newspapermen at the game...Roundy Coughlin was up from the State Journal...said he'd write a book about the Packer passing attack...which it seems functioned with some effectiveness...Howard Purser, Wisconsin News sports editor, was on hand...Harmon Nichols of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's United Press correspondent, covered the game for his organization from the press bench...Art Bystrom, former Press-Gazette sports editor, now with the A.P. at Milwaukee, dropped over to shake hands and say hello...Art wasn't working the game...just up for relaxation...Leo MacDonnell of the Times and Lloyd Northard of the News were the Detroit scribes who covered the game...We're telling you that the statisticians can run wild on yesterday's game. The tackles were distributed among 21 Packers and 23 Lions, and the Packers who got the majority of tackles were two men who have been playing football since the last days of Pompeii. Mike Michalske and Walt Kiesling each got nine. Ernie Smith was next with eight. Cal Hubbard had seven. You'll notice these are all linemen. Hank Bruder got seven. Six apiece went to Nate Barragar and George Svendsen. Five apiece to Al Rose and Swede Johnson. Four apiece to Milt Gantenbein, Don Hutson and Tiny Engebretsen. Randolph topped the Detroit tacklers, with 10. Knox had nine, Johnson eight and Gutowsky seven. Six apiece went to Caddel, Ebding and Frank Christensen...Don Hutson, although playing his first year of professional football, is getting to be a factor on the all-time Packer scoring list. His seven points yesterday boosted him to 17th place, with 43 points, right behind Myrt Basing of the 1923-26 era. Johnny Blood's touchdowns were the 31st and 32nd he has scored as a Packer. He ranks second only to Verne Lewellen on the all-time list, and has made 193 points. Clarke Hinkle's field goal was the sixth he has booted for Green Bay, and it moved him from seventh place to a tie with Hurdis McCrary for sixth. Each has 72 points. George Sauer's touchdown was his second as a Packer. Ernie Smith's two extra points boosted his total to five. Arnold Herber's extra point made his all-time total to 26, but leaves him in 26th place, one point behind Pid Purdy (1926-27).
FANS THINK TEHAN MAY BE INACCURATE
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - There were a number of Packer fans today who weren't certain that Dan Tehan, field judge, and timekeeper of yesterday's Green Bay-Detroit game, is any of too accurate in the matter of holding the watch. One stopwatch carried by a Packer fan in the stands, who requested that his name be withheld, indicated that the second period went nearly 30 minutes, and that Detroit scored its touchdown after 21 minutes had elapsed. The period is supposed to last 15 minutes. There was consternation on the Packer bench, too, when Tehan announced "Five minutes to play" after the Packers stopwatch indicated that play already had gone a minute and a half overtime. A check of the official play-by-play reveals that 36 plays were run off in the first period, 42 in the third period, 35 in the fourth period - and 56 in the second period.
LIONS IN TRIM FOR PACKER TILT
NOV 12 (Detroit) - "The combined efforts of the University of Minnesota, Michigan, Princeton, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Chicago Bears football teams could not have stopped the Green Bay Packers Sunday," George Potsy Clark, coach of the Detroit Lions, declared Monday. commenting upon the 31-7 defeat the Lions suffered at the hands of the Packers. "The Packers had one of those days that every football coach in the business dreams about but seldom sees. Everything they tried worked out just as it was planned. If it was their running attack it clicked. It if was a pass it
was completed. I'm not attempting to take anything 
away from the Packers' splendid victory. They were
superb. What I do want to point out that the Packers 
are not much better than the Lions. We'll prove this next
Sunday here when the Lions and Packers clash again."
While loud in his praise over the football played by
George Sauer, Chester Johnston, Clark Hinkle and 
Hank Bruder, stars of the Packers' backfield, chief credit
for the Packers' easy victory over the Lions, according 
to Clark, belongs to Arnold Herber and Don Hutson, 
their passing combination. "Herber and Hutson combine
to make one of the finest passing duos in the history of
football. In all the years I have played and followed
football I have never seen a sharpshooter the like of this
fellow Herber. And Hutson is everything they've said 
about him," Potsy added. The Lions came out of the
game without any serious injuries. Outside of a few 
minor bruises they are in excellent shape. Starting
Tuesday at Kelsey Field the 24 members of the squad 
will start preparations for the Packers next Sunday in 
the University of Detroit Stadium.
PACKERS' STATISTICS ARE IMPROVED FOLLOWING WIN
NOV 12 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers, leaders in the western division, have made great strides statistically speaking - in the National Professional Football league. League figures released Monday show the Packers in the last week moved up to second place in ground gained, point scoring and into a tie for second in forward passing...BEARS RETAIN LEAD: The Chicago Bears retained their lead in offensive play with 2,828 yards gained and 150 points in seven games. The Packers have gained 1,933 yards and scored 117 points. The New York Giants continued as the leading forward passing outfit with 37 out of 86 for 43 percent. The Packers gained 2 percent effectiveness to tie the Chicago Cardinals with an average of 40 percent completed. The Detroit Lions, defeated by the Packers Sunday, yielded the defensive honors to the Cardinals, who have held their opposition to 1,108 yards in seven games. The Packers have had only 47 points scored against them in eight games.
LIONS GETTING READY
NOV 12 (Detroit) - Potsy Clark and his Detroit Lions returned here Monday from their debacle at Green Bay and lost no time in attempting to mind their broken defensive fences, which were broken down by the Packers' aerial attack in the 31 to 7 rout last Sunday. The Lions returned from the Wisconsin gridiron invasion in good physical shape but their feelings were badly hurt and every member of the squad is promising dire revenge on Coach Curly Lambeau's gridders when the Green Bay team plays here Sunday...COULDN'T BELIEVE EARS: Followers of the Lions who stayed home and clustered around the radio to hear the broadcasts of the Green Bay game couldn't hardly believe their ears and some of them even called the newspaper offices to confirm the score. President George Richards and his associates are expecting a capacity crowd this Sunday at the University of Detroit stadium. The advance sale of tickets in encouraging and the out-of-town orders are more numerous than usual. Hundreds of Minnesota fans are planning to follow their team to Ann Arbor to see the Gophers play Michigan Saturday and quite a few of these Minnesotans will carry on their gridiron tour by coming here Sunday for the professional game. George Svendsen and Bob Tenner, two Minneapolis gridders who were members of the 1934 championship Gopher eleven, are playing their first year of professional football with the Green Bay squad...PLAN OVERTIME DRILLS: According to Coach Clark, it is going to be a different story this Sunday. It was one of the worst lickings that Clark had ever suffered in his long career as a player and there will be daily overtime sessions for the Lions all week. "We have got to break up the Packers' passing attack," said Clark in discussing next Sunday's game with Green Bay. "This Herber throws the football like a baseball while Don Hutson, Alabama Rose Bowl star, and Johnny Blood, one of the pro league's veterans, are two of the best receivers on the gridiron today. If our line charges fast, maybe we can get to Herber before he starts tossing 'em a mile. It will be up to our forwards to be on their toes and I plan frequent changes in the front wall to keep the players as fresh as possible."
PACKERS' DIRECTORS IN SESSION TONIGHT
NOV 12 (Green Bay) - The board of directors of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., will meet tonight at Joannes Bros. Routine business is scheduled. President L.H. Joannes of the Football corporation urges all members of the directors' board to be on hand promptly at 7:45 p.m.
BATTLE OF SAND DUNES IS RELATED BY SPORT WRITER
NOV 12 (Green Bay) - Green Bay was too strong for Detroit in their professional football gamer here Sunday, according to Lloyd Northard, Detroit News sportswriter, who covered the contest and whose signed story appeared in Monday's edition of that paper. Quoting Northard: "The Lions came home still mumbling about the worst defeat they ever have taken in the National league in five years of play. For many of the Lion players it was the worst defeat in their entire football careers, either high school, collegiate or professional. It was the first battle of the sand dunes, and it probably will be the last. While the Lion management plans no official action now, an attack will be launched at the annual meeting of the NFL, intended to make all clubs provide a covering for their fields to keep them dry and to prohibit covering the field with a thick coating of sand."...CONDITIONS ARE DIFFERENT: "Playing conditions here were different than any the Lions ever have seen. It rained in Green Bay from Saturday noon until early Sunday morning. The center of the Green Bay field was bare, all the grass having been worn off between the two 20-yard lines. Five 10-ton truckloads of sand were dumped on the center of the field Sunday morning. The Green Bay team was provided shoes with special spiked cleats. They are considerably longer and have a much sharper pint than the regular mud cleats. These enabled them to get better footing than the Lions, who were sliding and slipping all afternoon."...BEST AIR ATTACK: "But it wasn't on the ground but in the air that the Lions were beaten. The Packers showed the Lions the best passing attack they have faced this year. They completed 12 out of 22 passes, most of them long ones. The Packers gained 224 yards with their passes and that's more ground than the Lions gained both from rushing and passing. Against the Lions, Arnold Herber was pitching 30-yard strikes, threading the eye of the needle at almost every chance. His passes were leading the intended receiver so well that they were taking them at top speed, while running away from the Lion defense. Detroit's lighter linemen were unable to make any impression against the Green Bay giant forwards and couldn't break through to rush Herber. The Lions linemen were slipping and falling when trying to charge through."
PACKER PUP IS RELEASED, GETS HOME GUARD JOB
NOV 12 (Green Bay) - The Packer pup, released as the home games of the Packer season end, after serving as mascot since his presentation to the club several weeks ago, has found a home with a former Packer and an ardent fan, Lavvie Dilweg, it was announced today. When the fan who had been caring for the dog found he was unable to continue doing so, he announced Saturday that he would give it to anyone offering a good home. From the nearly 30 persons who applied, Dilweg was selected as the pup's future owner. Included among the requests for the dog were two letters from out-of-town fans.
HUTSON LEADS SCORING LIST
NOV 13 (New York) - Ernie Caddel of Detroit and Don Hutson of Green Bay share the main honors on offense in the NFL thus far this season. Hutson, the crack Packers' end, tops the scorers with 43 points but surrendered first place in the race for pass-catching laurels to Charlie Malone of the Boston Redskins. Malone has caught 19 for 397 yards. Hutson and Luke Johnsos of the Chicago Bears each has caught 18...CADDEL TOPS REGULARS: Caddel leads the regulars in ground-gaining with 344 yards in 53 attempts, an average of 6.4 yards per try. Bill Shepherd, traded to Detroit by Boston, now is second with 291 yards. The best average, 7.1 yards per try, is held by Johnny Sisk of the Chicago Bears. Armond Niccolai of Pittsburgh and Ralph Kercheval of Brooklyn are tied for most field goals with five apiece. Twenty-nine three-pointers have been kicked so far this season.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 13 (Green Bay) - Some years back when the writer, perched upon a fallen willow in the denseness of the forests surrounding the old Bishop's lot at Van Buren ad Cass streets, was waling the identity out of a stale birch tree in an effort to complete his second Boy Scouts, the late Rudolph Valentino came through with a picture, depicting the instability of life in the bull ring, which was entitled: "Blood and Sand". It remained for the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions, bitter rivals from the days they were smacking each other into the Ohio river down Portsmouth way, to write the sequel to the terse descriptive title, and as a result Potsy Clark of Detroit won't each his spinach - because it has sand in it. The Lions, who looked as though they could have used a little spinach themselves Sunday, have been basking in the sympathy of Detroit fans ever since that game, and listening the squalling of radio stations which have been heaping deprecations on the Packers for luring the innocent and unsophisticated Lions upon a sandy surface for their pro league game. The aftermath permits Potsy to keep his reputation as the world's outstanding alibi expert. The Detroit team would have lost to the Packers Sunday if the teams had met on the front sidewalk of East high school, on the bottom of the Fox river or on the top of the Minahan building weather tower. They were beaten, licked and pounded into the ground by a superior football team and all the crying alibis in the world can't alter the fact. They merely lead to the suspicion that the Lions, the big, brave team which can dish it out all over the National league, just maybe can't take it...
PACKERS WILL LEAVE FRIDAY
NOV 13 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau's squad of pennant chasing Packers will leave here Friday at 12:45 p.m. over the Milwaukee road for Detroit where on Sunday they will tackle Potsy Clark's revengeful Lions at the University of Detroit's stadium in a NFL game. According to train schedules, the Packers arrive in Chicago at 5:37 and will leave over the Michigan Central's crack "Motor City" train at 11:59 p.m. for Detroit. The Packers reach Detroit at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and a bus will take the squad to the Bellecrest Hotel, which will be the Green Bay headquarters during the sojourn in the Michigan metropolis. The team will work out at the stadium Saturday morning. On the return trip, the Packers will leave Detroit at 12:30 a.m., Monday and arrive in Chicago at 7:20. Thirty-five minutes later, the Green Bay squad will be aboard a Milwaukee road train, scheduled to arrive at home at 12:35 p.m...DIRECTORS IN SESSION: Directors of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., met at Joannes Brothers company Tuesday night, reviewed the season up to date, and discussed future prospects. Routine business was handled and the financial statement of Treasurer Frank J. Jonet was very encouraged 
CAHN TO REFEREE
NOV 13 (Columbus, OH) - Bobby Cahn, of Chicago, who has been the referee in every NFL game played by the Green Bay Packers this season has drawn the assignment again this Sunday when the Packers make their appearance in Detroit. According to the announcement from the office of Joe F. Carr, National league president, working with Cahn will be Gunnar Elliott of Fort Wayne, Ind., as umpire; Judge Morris M. Meyer, Cleveland, field judge, and Jack J. Ritter of Columbus as head linesman. Ritter, who is a former Purdue footballer and has worked in the pro loop for eight years, replaces Dan Tehan of Cincinnati in the officiating "Big Four". Tehan has a college game job in West Virginia on Saturday and could not make suitable train connections for Detroit.
BEARS, PACKERS TIGHTEN HOLD ON PRO LOOP LEADS
NOV 13 (New York) - Both the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers increased their record for offense and defense, respectively, in the NFL this week, statistics showed today. The Bears piled up 30 points against Boston to increase their season's total to 150, while the Packers were holding Detroit to 7 points, keeping their defensive record down to 47 points scored upon them. The closest rival to the Bears in offense are the Packers, who jumped from 86 points to 117 when they piled up 31 markers against the Lions. The next best defensive team is the Chicago Cardinals, which has had 56 points scored against it.
BAY VETERANS ARE INJURED
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - There may be a few missing cogs in the great Packer gridiron machine when it rumbles at the University of Detroit next Sunday afternoon, and Coach E.L. Lambeau admits that he's worried about the injuries situation. There isn't a real
cripple on the squad, but several of the Green Bay key
performers were jarred a bit out of line in last Sunday's
battle with the Lions, and the Packer picture as a result
will include a few blue tints. Those who have been 
limping in practice are George Sauer, Hank Bruder,
Clarke Hinkle, Mike Michalske, Milt Gantenbein and 
Frank Butler - as husky and dependable a set of 
football players as ever wore the Green Bay colors. If
all were out of the lineup Sunday, the Packers' chances
of making it three in a row over Detroit would be 
lessened appreciably...EFFICIENCY IS REDUCED: All,
however, will not be out of the game, but their efficiency
is certain to be reduced, which means that the Packers
will not have the strength to throw against the Lions that
they did last Sunday. The Packers have supreme
confidence in its ability to whip Detroit, and then 
continue to consecutive victories over Pittsburgh, the
Cardinals and Philadelphia. The morale is at a white hot
pitch, and all the Packers are talking about is their next
hurdle to an eventual Western division championship.
Detroit, also, is keyed to the peak for the battle, 
according to word from that city. Detroit radio stations
have been flaying the Packer management for its part in
the "Battle of the Sand Dunes", and are promising all 
sorts of dire things in the matter of receiving the Bays.
Several stations have broadcast announcements of the
"special sand cleats" which the Packers are alleged to
have worn in that now historic battle and the statements
have brought smiles of derision to the faces of the
Packers. All the players wore on their shoes last week
were ordinary mud cleats, a part of every football team's
equipment, and the statement was made that if Detroit
​ventured on a road trip not similarly equipped, the
oversight was considerable. Indications are that the 
Packers will be well fixed offensively next Sunday, but
may be short changed on defense, if Sauer, Hinkle and
Bruder are unable to carry their usual assignments. 
With Arnold Herber, Johnny Blood and Don Huston all
ready for action, the famed Packer passing attack is 
not likely to suffer, and the chances are that Lambeau's
team will start blazing away through air at the first
opportunity.
STADIUM BROADCAST
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer-Detroit
Lions will be broadcast directly from the University of
Detroit stadium Sunday by Russ Winnie, WTMJ sports
announced, Frank Casey of Wadhams Oil company,
sponsor of the broadcast, announced today in a
telegram to A.B. Turnbull. Special arrangements have
been completed for the broadcast, according to Casey's
telegram, which follows: "Although our original plans
were to give a telegraphic report of the game which will
be played in Detroit Sunday, we know that with the 
Packers leading the league the Green Bay followers will
receive a better report of the game by Russ Winnie 
giving the broadcast direct from the Detroit university
stadium. Have completed arrangements accordingly.
Expense of this type of broadcast is rather heavy, but
the Green Bay Packers fans have been so loyal to
Wadhams that we feel they are entitled to this extra
service. So it is 'On to Detroit'."
PACKERS WILL GET ROUSING SENDOFF FOR DETROIT TRIP
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - When the Packers leave Green Bay for Detroit at 12:45 Friday afternoon they will be
given a send-off reminiscent of the championship years of 1929, 1930 and 1931, and probably significant of
palmy days in the future. In a proclamation issued today Mayor John V. Diener called upon followers of the team to be present at the Milwaukee road station on South Washington street for a rally that will assure the players of local support in the title race. News of the proposed demonstration traveled fast, and early interest indicates that the gathering will include several thousand men, women and children who are determined to give the gridders a parting "handshake" for luck. Music will be played by the City band. A banner contributed by the A.T. Jones Sign company, bearing the inscription "Twist the Lions' tail again, Packers" will be displayed very prominently at the station. Chief Ralph H. Drum has announced that the Green Bay fire department will be on hand to give the team a "hot" send-off...BACKED BY LEADERS: Sentiments of the principal businessmen's associations were voiced by the respective presidents, Frank P. Vaughan of the state and City Association of Commerce, Harold Lyle of the Central West Side Merchants association, Allen Robinson of the South Side Boosters club and Al De Groot of the North Side Businessmen's association. The proclamation by Mayor Diener is as follows: "Whereas, the Green Bay Packer Football club under the able guidance of Curly Lambeau appears to be headed for another professional football championship, and, Whereas, the club departs from Green Bay on Friday, Nov. 15, 1935, for its game with Detroit, an important one in the race for the championship. Now, therefore, I, John V. Diener, mayor of the City of Green Bay, call upon all loyal football fans of Green Bay to assemble at the Milwaukee Road passenger depot at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 15, 1935, and give the players our assurance of our hope that when they return to Green Bay they will be one step closer to the possession of the national pro football championship flag for 1935. (Signed) John V. Deiner, Mayor, Nov. 14, 1935. Vaughan stated, "Green Bay always has given its support to the Packers as a football team. However, the Packer organization is greatly important as a community enterprise. The fine play of the past several seasons has brought the name of Green Bay into the news of the entire nation."...AGAIN LEADING LEAGUE: "Now, especially as the Packers again are leading the National league, it is only proper that we manifest our interest and well wishes by being at the railroad station Friday." The football fans on the North Side found voice in De Groot as he said, "All members of the North Side Businessmen's association are for the Packers 100 percent. As many as possibly can get away from their places of business will be at the station Friday noon." From the South Side Robinson said, "Interest in the Packers never has lapsed among the South Side Boosters. Many of the members will be on hand for the sendoff. At our regular meeting last night the support of the group was reassured." Merchants of the Central West Side, reflecting the spirit of the vicinity, stated through President Lytie, "Our organization will be represented at the rally, as well as the entire West Side. We always have stood behind the Packers, and this is a chance for us to show the boys what we think of them." The entire Packer squad will make the trip with Coach E.L. Lambeau. Reports from Detroit state that tickets for the game are having a great advanced sale. More than 15,000 fans are expected to attend.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - Occasionally those who support the Green Bay Packers - and what real sports follower here does not? - are called upon to do something for the team other than patronize its games. Usually, when these occasions arise, the pleas are unnecessary, because the fans would have performed the required service anyway. Such a situation will occur tomorrow. The Packers, somewhat dented from their encounter with the Detroit Lions last Sunday, will head for the Eastern gridiron wars tomorrow noon, and the people of Green Bay are requested to go down to the station and see them on their way. It's a cinch. Every Packer fan who can get away would be there anyway, and the presence of the city band, with its "On, Wisconsin" and that peppy Packer marching song, will provide additional color for the noon-time ceremonies. Nevertheless, the fans are reminded that they have a great opportunity tomorrow to show the team just how completely its splendid fighting performances this season have won the hearts of the city's people, and if the prediction from this corner is correct, they'll be hanging out the S.R.O. signs very early at the Milwaukee Road station. See you there, then - we'll all be on hand to justify that often-used and seldom abused nickname - the pro team with the college spirit.
Green Bay Packers (6-2) 31, Detroit Lions (4-3-1) 7
​Sunday November 10th 1935 (at Green Bay)
Gutowsky. At ends Clark plans to start Ed Klewicki and John Schneller. Klewicki's play since returning to an end position from left halfback has been one of the highlights of the Lions' season to date. Big George Christensen and Jack Johnson will hold down the tackle posts for the Lions. Ox Emerson and Sam Knox will be at guards. Clare Randolph will be at center.
PACKERS WILL GET WIRES FROM HOME
NOV 16 (Detroit) - When the Green Bay Packers sit down to breakfast in their Detroit hotel tomorrow morning, as the zero hour of their football game approaches, they will be deluged with telegrams from Green Bay. Each player eligible for service will receive several telegrams signed by Packer directors, businessmen and loyal fans. As the cost of the telegrams will be only a few cents each, any backer of the team which wishes to be remembered to the players is urged to call Postal Telegraph tonight and place his order.
TWO BROADCASTS OF BATTLE FROM DETROIT
NOV 16 (Detroit) - Two radio broadcasts of tomorrow's Packer-Lion game at Detroit will be available to Green Bay fans. Station WHBY will broadcast a telegraphic account of the crucial National league struggle under sponsorship of Walker's Cleaners and Tailors, starting at 1 o'clock, which is game time. Station WTMJ, Milwaukee will broadcast directly from the field at the University of Detroit stadium, with Russ Winnie at the microphone. Reports that the WTMJ broadcast would be telegraphic, the Wadham's Oil Company has announced, are unfounded.
BULLETIN
NOV 16 (Detroit) - Potsy Clark, coach of the Detroit Lions, would not let the Packers work out at the University of Detroit stadium today, claiming that the gridiron was covered with rubber raincoats in order to be in shape for tomorrow's game. However, the kind-hearted Potsy did arrange for the Packers to work out at the Wayne college stadium just a few blocks from the Bellecrest hotel. This field evidently has been where the Lions worked out, because there was a big sign hung between the goal posts, "Beat Green Bay". As the Packers dashed on the field for practice they glimpsed the sign and about a minute later a half dozen big Green Bayites had pulled it down and stamped it in the mud. The boys had one of the best workouts of the season. Cal Hubbard directed and the big fellow kept the players moving at a lively clip. Today's rooting delegation at the practice included A.B. Turnbull, Verne C. Lewellen and Frank J. Jonet.
PACKER SQUAD ARRIVES IN DETROIT
NOV 16 (Detroit) - A drizzling rain which has been falling here for two days continued today, placing sour looks on the faces who are backing the Detroit Lions in their efforts to check the Green Bay Packers' championship dash. The lack of cheer was due to two
reasons: that play on a rain swept field will handicap the
Lions, badly outweighed by the Packers, and that the
overcast skies may cut into the attendance total. The
Packers arrived at 7:45 this morning, and went directly
to the Bellecrest hotel. They looked fit and ready for
action. This afternoon the Packer team was scheduled
to take a workout at the University of Detroit stadium,
where they will play tomorrow, but there was some 
doubt as to whether the canvas covering of the field 
would be removed, as Detroit officials are anxious to 
keep the stadium as dry as possible. If the weather
breaks by tomorrow, one of the biggest crowds in
Detroit's football history is expected to crowd into the
stadium, for this game, drummed up as a grudge battle,
has attracted wide interest throughout the metropolitan
area. Detroit fans are of the opinion that the Packers 
took advantage of their team last week, then the Green
Bay field was covered with sand, and the Packers 
waded through for a 31 to 7 victory. The Lions are very
confident that the Green Bay team did not deserve such
a wide victory margin, and they are prepared for a last
ditch stand Sunday...BEARS MAY PROFIT: Game time
will be 2 o'clock (1 p.m. Central Standard Time). A loss
for Detroit definitely will remove them from a contending
position in the Western division race, while a whipping
for Green Bay would place the Chicago Bears in a
position of prohibitive favorites. The Packers, according
to Coach E.L. Lambeau, are in poor shape for the game
but the team looks tough and willing. Hank Bruder,
former Northwestern back, is about the worst injured, 
but such players as George Sauer, Clark Hinkle, Milt
Gantenbein and Mike Michalske, who were a collective
set of nuisances to the Lions last week, are wandering
about apparently in the pink of condition. The Packers
have no doubt about the outcome of the game. When
one of them is interviewed, he merely says: "Of course,
we'll win the game. We have to win it" and that's all the
satisfaction he gives. The Lions, on the other hand, are
jittery and prepared for a last ditch battle. 
PRO GRID NOTES
NOV 16 (Green Bay) - The New York Giants, who are
determined to get even with the Bears for their 20 to 3
defeat received at the Polo Grounds several weeks ago,
will lock horns with the House of Halas this Sunday at
Wrigley field in the Windy City...The Chicago Cardinals
still very much in the race for the Western division
championship are apt to have a tough hurdle to jump in
Brooklyn this weekend as Coach Paul Schissler of the
Dodgers has some old scores to settle...The cellar
position battle will be resumed at Philadelphia where the
Boston Redskins are billed for a return engagement with
the Eagles. When these teams met in Boston recently
it was a stormy fracas with fists flying...Going into the
fourth quarter on the short end of a 3 to 0 score, Milan
Creighton's Chi-Cards stepped on the gas and put over
a couple of touchdowns to down Lud Wray's Eagles by
a 12 to 3 count...Carl Jorgensen, Eagles' tackle came in
as a "pinch" kicker about midway in the third stanza 
and booted a field goal from the 25-yard stripe but the
Phils could not hold their advantage once the Cardinals
started pressing...Tony Blazine paved the way for the
Cards first "touch" when he blocked a punt and Bob
Neuman scooped up the ball and stepped five yards for
a score. Mikulak made the other touchdown after a 
march down the field..Izzy Weinstock, former Pittsburgh
backfield ace, is beginning to get the "feel" of pro
football and his improved play during the last four games
has been the high spot of the Philadelphia Eagles'
offensive...One of the leading freshman backs in the pro
loop is Ike Peterson, the Chicago Cards' recruit from the
Pacific coast. Peterson is a flashy pass receiver, skirts
the end well and performs like a veteran on spinners...
Brooklyn's hopes of assuming the leadership in the
eastern loop when haywire last Sunday when the 
Pittsburgh Pirates pinned back the ears of the Dodgers
16 to 7. Despite rain some 16,000 spectators witnessed
the fracas...Moe Levey, former Quantico Marine ace,
carried the load for the Pirates by scoring touchdowns 
in the first and fourth quarters and Armand Niccolai 
made his weekly goal from the field during the third 
round...Jack Grossman, one of Rutger's greats, 
accounted for Brooklyn's "six-pointer" early in the game.
After the final whistle blew, the teams staged a fight for
possession of the ball and the Dodgers "won the ball...
Wayland Becker, who joined the Dodgers via Marquette
university and Chicago Bear route, probably won't play
any more football this season as he broke  his jaw in
the Pittsburgh game of Nov. 3. Becker is a first class
end and punter...The Chicago Bears continued their
successful eastern invasion by taking Boston into camp
by a 30 to 14 score. Doug Nott, whom the Redskins secured in a trade with Detroit, played brilliantly for the Casey-men...Jim Musick tuned in with a Boston touchdown early in the game while Charlie Malone made the other Redskin counter in the final minute of play when he snagged a pass from Nott. Musick kicked both the Boston goals...The Bears' air attack was clicking on "all eleven". Bill Karr was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes; Bernie Masterson slashed off tackle while Beattie Feathers scored No. 4 and George Corbett added a field goal...Frank Sullivan is turning in a classy job at center for the Chicago Bears. The Loyola, New Orleans graduate is getting the nod from Coach George Halas over Ookie Miller and Ed Kawal, two of the Bruins' veteran snapper backs.
PACKERS RISK LEAGUE LEAD AGAINST LIONS
NOV 16 (Detroit) - A game that may ultimately eliminate one of the contesting teams from further championship consideration in the National Professional Football league will be played here Sunday when the Detroit Lions meet the Green Bay Packers at University of Detroit stadium. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. With the 31 to 7 defeat the Lions suffered at Green Bay serving as an especially strong impetus, Coach Potsy Clark's team spent a week of hard practice in determined effort to reverse the count Sunday. A win would put Detroit back in the running for the western division title. The Detroit mentor blamed his team's defeat largely upon sand that had been used in an effort to dry up some of the wet spots on the Green Bay gridiron. His team will be at full strength for the contest Sunday, and the game promises to be a classic in pro ball from start to finish. The Packers lineup was crippled considerably in last week's game with Clarke Hinkle, Hank Bruder, Milt Gantenbein, George Sauer and Mike Michalske all joining Frank Butler on the injured list. Most of this group is expected to be ready for action Sunday, however. The entire squad made the trip from Green Bay. The Wisconsin city's interest in its football club climbed to a new peak after last week's trimming of the Lions, and a proclamation by the mayor as well as statements from leaders of the principal businessmen's assocation urged citizens to the railroad station Friday for a spirited sendoff. Potsy Clark's defense has been drilled to check the Packer passing combination whic features Arnie Herber on the throwing end and Johnny Blood and Don Huton as receivers. The trio accounted for three of the four touchdowns scored by the Packers against the Lions in their last meeting.
PACKERS RULE 8-5 FAVORITES OVER LIONS
NOV 17 (Detroit) - Green Bay's Packers were poised here Saturday night determined to make it three straight over the Detroit Lions in the third and final game of their series at the University of Detroit stadium Sunday afternoon. At Milwaukee a month ago, the Packers won, 13-9, and at Green Bay last week, they repeated, 31-7. A determined bunch they were when they arrived early Saturday morning, with the cheers of a rousing civic sendoff at Green Bay Friday noon still in their ears. They held a half game lead over the Bears and Cards in the torrid western division race, and they meant to keep it. The Packers ruled 8-5 favorites despite the fact they arrived far from full strength. Sauer, Michalske, Gantenbein, Bruder, Hinkle and Butler all had injuries that, while not serious, promised to handicap them. The team took a light workout at a high school field Saturday morning. The game will either make or break the Lions for the season. Another defeat will drop them so far behind the leaders they can hardly hope to recover the lost ground. A victory, however, will put them right back in the thick of the fight. They have two games with the Bears still to play. All week Coach Potsy Clark has worked on a defense to stop Herber's deadly passes. Herber was the chief thorn in Detroit's side a week ago and they don't mean to let him be again. A heavy demand for tickets indicated that the game will draw close to 20,000 persons.
LIONS, PACKERS IN THIRD CLASH
NOV 17 (Detroit) - The Green Bay Packers, NFL champions in 1929, 1930 and 1931, and well on their way toward another title, engage the Detroit Lions at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the University of Detroit stadium. It will be the third meeting of the two clubs this season with the margin of victories belonging to the Packers with two victories to none for the Lions. Four weeks ago at Milwaukee, the Packers nosed out the men of George Potsy Clark, 13 to 9, and last Sunday at Green Bay handed the Lions a 31-7 trouncing. The game is an important one for both the Lions and Packers. A victory for Clark's gridders will put them back in the running for an interesting Western Division pennant chase and make their two games with the Chicago Bears, in the Windy City next week and Thanksgiving morning here, sure sellouts. While the Packers hold a two-game margin over the Bears, they cannot afford to suffer a loss at this time with the Bears being on the upgrade again after a slow start...REAL POWERHOUSE: Weight and power features the 1935 edition of the Packers. The tackles, guards and centers average 224 pounds; the ends average 202 pounds and the backfield men will take the field at 196 pounds. Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, Packers' coach, has been fortunate in having three newcomers this season come through for him in sensational fashion to date. They are George Sauer, former Nebraska All-American, who was sought by every team in the National League during the winter and spring of 1935; Don Hutson, Alabama end, whose sensational work in snaring Dixie Howell's forward passes provided the highlight of last January's Rose Bowl game, and Chester (Swede) Johnston, last season a star with the St. Louis Gunners. This trio, with Arnold (Flash) Herber, current passing sensation of the League, together with the return to form of Clark Hinkle after a slow start, have helped make the Packers one of the best-balanced pro teams of all time...HARD TO STOP: The passing combination of Herber and Hutson has been mainly responsible for the four victories the Packers boast over the Chicago Bears and the Lions. Three weeks ago in Chicago, with the score 13 to 0 in favor of the Bears with only four minutes to go, Herber and Hutson swung into action and passed the Packers into a 14-13 victory over the astonished Bruins. Last Sunday at Green Bay Herber took delight in standing at his own 30 and 35-yard lines and picking Hutson out 40 yards away with his accurate tosses. When Hutson tired of catching Herber's heaves, Johnny Blood, Packer halfback, took up the job and scored twice against the hapless Lions in the last period. The Lions will enter the game in perfect condition. Throughout the week Potsy Clark has labored valiantly to work out a passing defense to stop the Packers' sensational aerial attack. "Give us a dry Sunday and we may fool the Packers," was Clark's prediction. The Michigan State College band of 85 pieces again will be on deck. Fair weather is expected to bring the attendance for the game to the 20,000 mark.
FORMER ALABAMA STAR IS MAKING GOOD IN PRO BALL
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - Up from the warm gulf coast to 
the frost-nipped gridirons of the north this season came
Don Hutson, the University of Alabama's All-American
end, and Don is going to stay in the north. He likes it 
so well, in fact, that he's going to settle down and stay
here for the winters, disregarding the call of those warm
breezes which the Alabama posters tell about, and in
which he played most of the football which preceded his
professional days. The Packers possibly never had a 
group of first year men who made good with such
smashing effect at the pro freshmen of 1935, and one of
the most successful of these is Hutson, a man who
many critics weren't certain would make the transition
from the college game. Hutson might be brittle, they
argued - he looks too light - he won't be able to stand 
up under the bruising of professional football..HAS NO
INJURIES: What a set of tramps Don has made of 
those people! He's rugged and hard, weighs 190 pounds
in the showers and has ripped through a steady playing
assignment at left end without the slightest injury. He
leads the NFL in scoring today, with 43 points attained
on seven touchdowns and one extra point, and has
grabbed off 17 forward passes, most of them from the
sharpshooting Arnold Herber, to top the Packer squad 
in that department. These 17 passes have been good 
for the amazing total of 418 of the 1011 yards the Bays
have attained by forward passes this season, and the
result has stamped Don Hutson with Johnny Blood as
one of the most dangerous receivers in professional
football. Don's reactions to pro football? It's tougher, he
admits, partly because in college football a team gets
an occasional breather. "There's a tough game every week in this league," he commented. "You never get an easy opponent."...TWO ALABAMA STARS: He praised the passing of Herber, and commented on the tossing of Joe Riley and Millard Howell, Alabama's two stars of last year who rate among the best forward passers in the country. Riley is a junior this season at Alabama. Hutson lives in Pine Bluff, Ark., and he didn't play much high school football. He was too light, but he got in five or six games his senior year before he broke his arm. At Alabama it was different. Hutson gained 20 pounds in weight his first season and played three years as regular left end. He climaxed his collegiate career with a burst of class in the Rose Bowl game, grabbing Dixie Howell's passes all over the stadium to help sew up the Stanford defeat. Now he's packed at end for the Packers, and he's the fair haired boy of the fans, who have been cheering about every move he makes. His greatest achievement as every fans recalls, was the scoring of two touchdowns in the last three minutes of the play against the Bears at Chicago, giving the Packers a clean sweep on two game with Halas' team.
EASTERN PRO LOOP FORMED
NOV 14 (New York) - Dr. Harry A. March, long identified with the development of professional football, Tuesday discussed plans for launching a new eight-club pro circuit in 1936. It will be known as the American Professional Football league and will be confined to cities in the northeastern are bounded by New England and Ohio. Dr. March listed 15 cities which, he said, already have applied for membership. They comprise Providence, Hartford, Albany, New York, Rochester, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Baltimore, Washington, Newark, Jersey City and Patterson, N.J...WILL BE RESPECTED: The makeup of the new league will be decided at a meeting in New York next month. Dr. March emphasized there will be no "territorial war" with the present National league. Contracts and franchises of the existing pro league will be respected, he said. New York City, which has two National league clubs now, is the only spot in which a rival team may be located. Dr. March helped organize the Canton Bulldogs, a famous professional team, in 1905. He obtained backing to form the New York football Giants and was president of the club until 1932 when he sold out. 
GREEN BAY TEAM HEADS FOR DETROIT
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - Accompanied by the screaming of automobile horns and the cheering of some 1,000 fans, the train bearing the Green Bay Packers to Detroit and the zero hour of the Western division battle front slid from the Milwaukee road station at 12:45 this afternoon. A drizzling rain and overcast skies did not prevent the loyal backers of the city's professional football team from jamming the station platform, waving hates and shouting encouragement to the players, peering from the windows of the coaches. The fire department was drawn up on S. Washington St., and the pavement from Crooks and Chicago was packed with cars, snarled in a traffic jam, the drivers made no attempt to unravel. Instead they sat at the wheels, honking their horns and waving to the team from their car windows...PLAY PACKER SONG: On the platform a section of the Green Bay City band was drawn up, playing the Packer marching song, "On, Wisconsin", and other favorites to fit the occasion. In the entry of the Packer coach stood Jugger Earpe, Packer great of days gone by, who held in his hand a radio microphone and grabbed each Packer as he went by, demanding and receiving a word on the coming Detroit game. Every Packer responded with a short phrase of confidence, and the crowd, which could get only part of the proceedings, yelled its approval each time. "Where's Don? Bring out Hutson!" the spectators shouted, and finally the shrinking Hutson was escorted to the platform, almost immediately to vanish back into the car. Johnny Blood drew a great hand as he stepped onto the coach, and so did all the others, most of whom the crowd identified and called by name. There was a scattering of cries for Arnold Herber, but the forward passing expert was waiting for the team at the De Pere station. It didn't take the Packers long to say good-bye to their wives and families. Hank Bruder drew applause when he made his farewell to his young fullback, who accompanied Mrs. Bruder to the station...ALL DRESSED UP: The Packers were dressed fit to kill. Clarke Hinkle wore a tan topcoat which revealed a brown shirt and yellow tie, and Swede Johnston crashed through with something wondrous in the lumberjack mode. Lonnie Evans and George Sauer were togged our in brown outfits, with everything to match. "This will be the toughest game on our schedule to date," was Coach E.L. Lambeau's closing statement. "However," he added as an afterthought, "the boys have been reading some of Potsy Clark's statements during the week and we fell pretty tough ourselves." The Packers were in high good humor, apparently affected by the sendoff celebration. Everyone wore a broad grin, and the car windows, as the train pulled out, framed the athletes as they waved to the crowd. As the train began to move, there came a roar which was a combination of fire department sirens, automobile horns, whistles and the cheering of the crowd, all accompanied by the rapid tempo of "Go, You Packers!" played by the band...ALL PLAYERS LEAVE: The Packers wound up their week's training schedule with a vigorous workout at West high field yesterday afternoon. All the team's plays were rehearsed, including one or two little gadgets the Bays plan to spring on Detroit Sunday. The morale was its usual high peak, the players whooping through their practice session with all the racket and pep of a high school freshmen squad. The famous Detroit "sand cleat" alibi cropped up more than once, for whenever a player skidded or slipped someone would call out, "Send in for your sand cleats!"
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - Someone wrote in to ask why Eddie Glick's name wasn't included on the Packer homecoming list. Didn't Eddie used to play with the Packers? Yes, and very well. "The Dope Sheet" of Oct. 29, 1922, had this to say about Glick: "Eddie has had a whale of a season and has been behind more thrills than any other single man so far this year. He is a consistent player, a warranted and guaranteed ground gainer, and a spectacular type of player. It is reported upon reliable authority that the lighted ends of several cigars were mouthed by staid old conservatives when Glick received squarely in his arms the Lambeau pass, behind the goal posts in the very last minute of the Racine game. Glick has earned for himself a home in Green Bay - which however he already has had for some little time." Apparently someone slipped up when the homecoming invitations were being passed around.
NAGURSKI IS OUT FOR YEAR
NOV 15 (Chicago) - Bronko Nagurski, the former Minnesota star who became the best fullback in professional football as a member of the Chicago Bears, has abandoned hopes of playing this season. He is suffering from arthritis which settled in his hip and necessitated hospitalization shortly before the pro season opened. Nagurski has been unable to participate in a game so far but he had expected to be in shape for the crucial late November and early December games...HAS NOT RESPONDED: "My hip has not responded at all well to treatment," he told the United Press, "and I've virtually given up hope of being able to play at all this year. Cold, damp weather has had a bad effect on it and that's all we'll be having from now until the season closes." Nagurski took his first strenuous workout Wednesday but found that he couldn't run hard enough to be of any use.
BRONKO PRAISES BAYS
NOV 15 (Chicago) - The most improved team in the NFL this year is the Green Bay Packers, in the opinion of Bronko Nagurski, injured fullback of the Chicago Bears. He attributes their success to the return of Cal Hubbard to the line and to the passing combination of Herber to Hutson.
CLARK ANNOUNCES SHAKEUP OF LIONS
NOV 16 (Detroit) - The Green Bay Packers football squad, headed by Coach Curly Lambeau, will arrive here early Saturday morning. The powerful Packers, leaders of the Western Division of the NFL, are here to battle Potsy Clark's Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon in the University of Detroit Stadium. After a brief workout here the Packers will journey to Ann Arbor to view the Minnesota-Michigan game. Coach Clark announced several changes in his startling lineup for Sunday's game. Glenn Presnell will start at quarterback in place of Capt. Dutch Clark and Bill Shepherd will be at fullback in place of the veteran Ace