​BAYS PREPARE FOR PIRATES
NOV 20 (Green Bay) - Eased back into undisputed
possession of first place in the Western division of the
NFL, the Green Bay Packers today redoubled their
efforts to prepare for a vigorous opposition at Pittsburgh
next Sunday afternoon. Cheering to Packer fans was 
the news that Don Hutson, left end and leading scorer
of the league, will leave St. Vincent hospital later this
afternoon and probably will be ready to play against the
Pirates. Hutson was stricken last weekend with an 
attack of appendicitis and spent a few days in the
hospital for observation. "The toughest part of the 1935
season is just ahead of us," said Coach E.L Lambeau
today, "but we're sitting in the driver's seat now, and I
don't think anyone will catch us. Pittsburgh has had a 
two weeks rest, and the Pirates' entire season will be a
success if they defeat Green Bay. But we have a tough
set of games behind us, and the men will be ready to
sweep these last three games." Dr. Kelly, medical
advisor, today announced that the Packer squad should
be in excellent shape for its last three games. "Hutson
will be able to play Sunday," he said, "and so will all the
others. Clarke Hinkle is still complaining of an ankle
injury, Nate Barragar has a painful injury to his hand, 
and Al Rose picked up a sore hip, but I believe all of
these will be in shape to play." X-ray pictures of Lon
Evans' injured back, the physician added, revealed
nothing out of order....LEAVE EARLY FRIDAY: The 
Packers will leave Green Bay at 7 o'clock Friday
morning on the Milwaukee Road and will arrive at the
Windy City at 11:25 that morning. At 12:30 Friday
afternoon they will board the crack Golden Arrow of the
Penn Road, which will bring them to Pittsburgh at 10:15
 in the evening. They will make their headquarters at the
Schenley hotel. Following the game Sunday, the squad
will move directly to Dayton, Ohio, where they will 
remain for several days through arrangements with Carl
Storck, secretary of the National league. The Packers
will use the University of Dayton field house, training 
quarters and stadium, practicing outdoors if the weather
is favorable. The team will leave Dayton at noon on
Wednesday, arriving in Chicago in time for a good night
sleep. While in Dayton the Packers will stay at the
Biltmore hotel.
OFFICIALS ARE NAMED
NOV 20 (Columbus, OH) - James Durfee, one of the
veteran officials of the National league has been named
by President Joe F. Carr to referee the game this 
Sunday in Pittsburgh between the league-leading Green
Bay Packers and Joe Bach's Pirates. Working with
Durfee will be Harry Robb, Canton, umpire; C.K. Rebele,
Philadelphia, head linesman; and W.E. Cavanaugh,
Pittsburgh, field judge. Robb was a backfield star for the
old Canton Bulldogs and has been officiating in the
Pittsburgh area for a number of years. Both Rebele and 
Cavanaugh have drawn a number of National league
assignments this season.
PIRATES ARE READY
NOV 20 (Pittsburgh) - The same kind of reception which
the Pittsburgh Pirates dealt out to the Chicago Cards,
and more recently to the Brooklyn Dodgers at Brooklyn,
is being prepared for the Green Bay Packers, the
leaders of the NFL who will invade Pittsburgh for a clash
with Coach Joe Bach's team Sunday. Next Sunday's 
game will mark the first occasion in Green Bay's 17
years of major professional football history that the 
Packers have appeared in Pittsburgh, and the Pirates
are aiming to make it a visit that the powerful Wisconsin
team never will forget...NOTRE DAME SYSTEMS: The
game will be a clash of Notre Dame systems, and 
Coach Bach is confident that his style of play will come
out on top. The Packers, badly beaten at Detroit last
Sunday, are regarded by the Pirates as a team which 
has begun to crack up, whereas the Pittsburgh team
admittedly is on the upgrade, and getting better with 
each game. The Chicago Cardinals were riding high 
when they came here earlier in the season, and the
Pirates dealt them with a staggering blow from which
they never have recovered fully. Then Brooklyn appeared
rushing toward the first position in the Eastern division,
and Pittsburgh abruptly checked this advance. On
Sunday will come the Packers, the toughest team the
Pirates have faced - the squad which sent Bach's men
homeward bound with a 27 to 0 shellacking at the early
part of the season...BADLY SHAKEN UP: Don Hutson, Packer left end, who scored two touchdowns against the Pirates at Green Bay, is reported recovering from an appendicitis attack which is expected to lower his efficiency considerably, and in addition several other Packers are believed to have been badly shaken up at Detroit. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, is basking in a two weeks' rest, and National league results this year prove the benefit of such a layoff. Green Bay came back to wallop Detroit at the Wisconsin city after getting a long rest, and more recently New York ended a two weeks' vacation by upsetting the Chicago Bears, 3 to 0. So prospects are bright for another Pittsburgh victory, and Coach Bach, who did his collegiate playing as one of Notre Dame's Seven Mules under Knute Rockne, is afraid of only one thing - maybe the Packers will be feeling tough about the loss last Sunday and will take it out on the Pirates.
PACKERS' PUBLICITY EACH SEASON WORTH $248,154.20
NOV 20 (Green Bay) - If the city of Green Bay had to pay for the free publicity accorded the community by the Packers professional football team, the bill at the end of the season would be $248,154.20. These statistics were furnished L.H. Joannes, president of Green Bay Packers, Inc., by Wemple and Smith, advertising agents, 310 Pine street, and are based on information taken by Standard Rate and Data, a publication giving complete data about every newspaper and magazine in the country. As a basis for compilation, the 14-week season of the Green Bay Packers is used because it is during this period of time that the most publicity appears. No attempt was made to include the additional publicity which appears during the course of the year at the time of signing new players...ONE INCH AVERAGE: The estimated lineage each week in each newspaper is one inch each day except Monday, when the average is four inches. This is a total of nine inches for week days. On Sundays, it is estimated that three inches appear in each paper, completing a total of 12 inches per week. Of course, there are many papers in the distant parts of the country where this average will not hold true, but it is the belief of the statisticians that the average is more than maintained by the additional amount of space found in the midwestern and eastern newspapers. The statistics follow: Number of daily newspapers, 1,412; total circulation, 35,835,550; average cost of inch of advertising, $1.20; approximate number of inches devoted to Packers each week, 12,608; value of space used each week, $15,139.60; total value of space used during 14-week season, $211,954.50...STATISTICS ON SUNDAY: Number of Sunday newspapers, 507; total circulation, 24,653,576; average cost per inch of advertising, $1.70; approximate number of inches devoted to Packers each Sunday, 1,521; value of space used each Sunday, $2,585.75; total value of Sunday space during 14-week season, $36,199.80. Grand total of space devoted to Packers in both daily and Sunday newspapers, $248,154.20. Actually, however, space or publicity in the news columns that Green Bay is now getting couldn't be bought at any price.
DETROIT PRO GRIDDER IS BEST BALL CARRIER
NOV 20 (New York) - Bill Shepherd, former all-America star at Western Maryland, now a member of the Detroit Lions, is the best ball carrier in the National Professional Football league, according to statistics released today. Shepherd, who was intercollegiate high scorer last year, gained 360 yards in 111 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. Ernie Caddel and Earl "Dutch" Clark, also of Detroit, are tied for second and third. Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers and an all-America end last year at Alabama, continues to lead in scoring with 43 points. Caddel is second with 36.
CARDS LOSE, PACKERS TAKE UNDISPUTED LEAD
NOV 20 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers assumed undisputed leadership of the western division race in the National Professional league last night when the Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cardinals, 14 to 12, at Brooklyn. The Cardinals were previously tied with the Packers, going into last night's game with a record of four wins, two defeats and one tie, while the Packers have a record of six wins and three defeats. Last night's loss send the Cards into last place in the close western division race. With only three games remaining, the Packers have the best title chance as only the Cardinals are figured to give them a tough battle. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, other foes, should be defeated in stride. The second place Bears have four games remaining, two each with the Cards and Detroit Lions, while the Cards meet Boston in addition to the Bears and Packers. The Lions play the Bears twice, and Brooklyn once, but like the Cards, have a tie game on their record - a tie that in all probability will cost both clubs the title.
SKORONSKI, PURDUE STAR, SIGNED BY PRO PIRATES
NOV 20 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh Pirate professional gridders, playing out every string in hopes of yet overtaking the New York Giants in the NFL race, yesterday signed Ed Skoronski, former captain and center of the Purdue University team. Skoronski will report here for practice tomorrow and is expected to fill the vacancy at the pivot post made when Lee Mulleneaux was severely injured two weeks ago. The newcomer was captain of the 1935 Purdue team but was declared ineligible on the eve of their battle with Carnegie Tech this season. He had played a few minutes in one game as a reserve with Georgetown University before matriculating at Lafayette and this technicality under the Big Ten rules meant the end of his competition as he played varsity center for the Boilermakers in 1933 and 1934. Skoronski is allowed to join the pros because their rule regarding college players restricts the clubs from signing any boy whose college class has not graduated. Since Skoronoski's original class at Georgetown has finished its four years, the Bucs were able to grab him. Coach Joe Bach sent the local squad through a hard drill yesterday in preparation for the home farewell against Green Bay Packers at Forbes Field on Sunday. Mike Sebastian, former Pitt star, who joined the club this week, is flashing fine form and expects to see plenty of action against the Western invaders.
PACKERS DEFEND LEAGUE LEAD AGAINST PITTSBURGH
NOVEMBER 23 (Pittsburgh) - Heading into the home stretch of the National Professional Football league4 championship race, the Green Bay Packers will invade Pittsburgh tomorrow afternoon to meet the Pirates at Forbes field. The kickoff will be at 2 o'clock. The game will be the Packers' first venture into Pittsburgh and it is an especially important one. Coach Curly Lambeau and his crew are determined to annex at least the western division title this season, and they must win over the easterners to maintain their slim half-game advantage. Although the leaders of the western division were victors over Pittsburgh in an early season contest at Green Bay by a 27 to 0 score, the Pirates have made long strides since then. Their recent upset of the Chicago Cardinals has made them an especially dangerous foe for the league flag chasers. Practice here this week has been largely confined to setting a defense for the famed Packer aerial attack. The possibility of Don Hutson, ace pass receiver, being kept out of the game by appendicitis has not brought a letdown in the Pirate drills. Cy Casper, who was with Green Bay last season and has been one of the consistent ground gainers in the Pirate backfield this season, is looking forward to a great day against his former teammates. He scored one of the touchdowns in the Cardinal upset and has been instrumental in wins over Brooklyn and Boston. One of the greatest Pirate offensive threats, however, is Niccolai, tackle, who has been kicking field goals from all corners of the field to keep Pittsburgh foes in hot water. In three of the last four games, his attempts from placement have been successful.
HUTSON REJOINS PACKERS FOR INVASION OF THE EAST
NOVEMBER 24 (Green Bay) - Back in first place as a result of Brooklyn's unexpected conquest of the Chicago Cardinals last week, the Green Bay Packers left Friday for Pittsburgh where on Sunday they will defend their lofty position against the formidable Pirates. Pittsburgh is regarded as a dangerous opponent. The Pirates have lacked consistency but have scored a disputed victory over the Chicago Cardinals and have improved steadily. Cy Casper, released by Green Bay, is one of their mainstays at halfback. Coach Curly Lambeau said the Packer squad is numerically at full strength, although several players will be handicapped by injuries. Don Hutson, pass snatching end, joined the squad after spending several days last week in a hospital here, under observation after a mild attack of appendicitis. Hutson will be ready to start against the Pirates. After their game in Pittsburgh the Packers will start west for their crucial game with the Cardinals in Chicago Thanksgiving day. They will stop off at Dayton, Ohio, to work out Tuesday.
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(DETROIT) - Old Man Overconfidence and several costly fumbles coupled with a brilliant exhibition of football by Bill Shepherd, former Western Maryland backfielder, and the rejuvenation of Dutch Clark, set the stage for the Green Bay Packers to meet defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions here Sunday afternoon at the University of Detroit stadium by the score of 20 to 10. Despite the fact that the gridiron had been covered with a rubber "raincoat" all week, the turf was gummy and sticky and often it was next to impossible for the ball carriers to get their hoofs out of the muck. Potsy Clark, the Lions' broadcasting pilot, may not like the sand at Green Bay but Coach E.L. Lambeau and his hirelings claim the Detroit playing field was as bad, if not worse, than the City stadium turf last Sunday.
GUNNING FOR REVENGE
The Lions were an inspired team and, gunning for revenge, the Detroiters played super-charged football throughout the combat. Potsy Clark had his gridders keyed up to a high pitch, so high as a matter of fact that several of them nearly went to war with the officials over minor details. Shepherd was the outstanding back in the game. He looked like a different player than
in Green Bay last week. Shepherd slashed the line,
skirted the ends, did a bit of kicking, and had a hand in
the air attack. If George Marshall, the Boston Redskins
club owner, had been in the stands, he would have sold
his Washington laundry and repurchased Shepherd for
his Redskins. It was the prevailing opinion that Dutch
Clark, the Detroit all-pro quarterback, was on the down
grade. Even though he has not been looking so hot this
season, he sure was sizzling against the Packers. 
Clark seemed to be the spark plug of the Lions' attack
and, pairing with Shepherd, gave the Bays plenty of
grief. His run in the fourth quarter after catching a punt
was a "honey" and he side-stepped and straight armed
his way some 50 yards through a broken field to the
Packers' 22 yard stripe. The Packers died with their
boots on. Individually, the players fought for every inch
of ground and several of the Bays' goal line stands in
that disastrous fourth quarter even drew a big hand from
a highly partisan Motor city crowd. However, it was the
same old story, the best of teams get "fogged" once or
twice during the season and this is just what happened
to the Packers. Some assignments were not followed
out and there were mental lapses at crucial moments
which proved costly to the Green Bay cause.
HINKLE IS INJURED
The injury to Hinkle early in the fracas didn't boost the
Bay stock any, although Swede Johnston gave a good
account of himself in the fullback position. Lon Evans
and Buckets Goldenberg both came out with ailing 
limbs but the remainder of the squad were little the
worse for the encounter except their mental feelings.
From the spectators' viewpoint, it was a thrilling ball
game, as the lead changed hands and there was
something doing every minute. As a matter of fact, the
excitement was so intense in the final period while the
Lions were on the scoring spree that one Detroit rooter
who was parked up in the East stands suffered a heart
attack and he succumbed before the stretcher bearers
removed him from the stadium. It was hard but clean
football and there wasn't a single major penalty called during the game. The couple of infractions of the rules were for offside. Bobby Cahn proved himself to be a good "master of ceremonies" and he put on a couple of his tumbling acts in the mucky going which drew a good laugh from the crowd. Included in the 10,000 crowd was a number of the University of Michigan footballers who seemed to enjoy the game a whole lot more than the encounter with the Minnesota Gophers on Saturday. Carl Storck, secretary of the NFL, sat in a box with George Richards, president of the Detroit club, and tried his best to remain neutral even though the over-joyed Richards lost his hat frequently while urging on his Lions.
SCOUTS ARE PRESENT
But the Chicago professional elevens had their scouts in attendance. Jim Mooney, the end, was the gridiron detective for the Cardinals while Paddy Driscoll was the notebook specialist for the Bears. The veteran quarterback was smiles when Detroit won but he went into a huddle with himself in the lobby of the Belcrest hotel after the news was flashed around that the Giants had beat the Bears and that the Packers were still on the top of the heap. The crowd was late in arriving and the stands were only sparsely settled when the Michigan State band marched on the field and did a two-step through the slime. If Potsy Clark had been thinking of the gridiron, he would have kept the musicians off the playing field and let 'em do their goose-stepping around the cinder path. Before the game started the Michigan State band assembled in midfield and, after the speaker man had paid tribute to Frank J. Navin, the crowd stood bareheaded at attention while the bugler played Taps in fitting tribute to the beloved owner of the Detroit American League baseball club, who passed away during the last week. The game opened with Detroit kicking off from the south end of the field. Hinkle ran the ball back to the 25-yard line. Sauer plunged for two and Hinkle did likewise. Sauer punted out of bounds on Detroit's 41. A Lion pass went haywire and Presnell only got a couple on a line plunge. Christensen punted to Laws, who returned to the Bays' 28. Hinkle was hurt on the play and Johnston replaced him. Sauer got off a sky scraping punt which rolled dead on Detroit's 23. Barragar was on top of the ball. Presnell and Shepherd made five yards between them and Christensen booted to Laws, who came back to the Bays' 35. Sauer got one and Johnston four. Then Sauer punted to Presnell and he fumbled when Goldenberg cracked him. Rose covered the cowhide on Detroit's 18.
ERNIE SMITH KICKS
Here was opportunity No. 1 and the Packers capitalized. The Bays played straight football on three plays and jockeyed the ball into placekicking position. Ernie Smith did the trick with plenty to spare and the Bays were leading, 3 to 0. The Packers kicked off. Smith's foot caught in the mud and the ball only rolled to Detroit's 46. There was a wild scramble for the ball but the Lions recovered. Lon Evans was hurt and Walt Kiesling stepped into action. Presnell picked up three and Shepherd made it a first down. Two rushes and a short pass netted the Lions nine. Presnell didn't get to first base on his field goal attempt and Laws ran it back to the Packers' 18. Goldenberg smashed for three and then Sauer punted to Presnell, who signaled a fair catch on the Detroit 33. An exchange of kicks followed and Sauer trumped the Lions when he kicked out of bounds on Detroit's five. After two line rushes quarter time was called with the ball resting on Detroit's 13. The Lions kicked immediately and Herber, who took Laws' place, ran the ball back well into Detroit territory. A line thrust lost two. A pass, Herber to Schneidman, made nine. Johnston was stopped just short of a first down. Herber's forward was incomplete and Detroit took the ball on its own 28. Detroit struck a stone wall and Christensen's punt rolled dead on the Bays' 35. Two Packers passes went into sidetrack and Herber kicked to Detroit's 30, where the ball stuck in the gooey. Three thrusts were not very productive for the Lions and the Detroit punt were out of bounds on the Packers' 35. Herber quick kicked and the ball rolled to Detroit's 32. Clark went in for Presnell. Shepherd got away to the Packers' 43. After three plays Clark fizzled a field goal and the Packers put the ball in play on the 20.
HERBER PUNTS OUT
Herber soon punted and it was Detroit's ball on the Packers' 45. A pass, Shepherd to Clark, made 16 yards. Another pass, Clark to Morse, made it first down on the Packers' 11. The Bays stiffened their backs and checked three rushes. Clark tried a field goal from a bad angle, but it fizzled. The Packers scrimmaged from their 20. Sauer fumbled and Regis Monahan, a substitute guard, covered for Detroit on Green Bay's 16. Clark passed to Ebding and the Lion end scored. The attempt for extra point failed when the center's pass was muffed. Detroit kicked to the Packers and Sauer ran the ball back to Detroit's 42. For seconds it looked as if he might get clear but one of the green jerseyed players forgot to block the safety man. A long Packer pass was intercepted by Christensen on Detroit's six and the big electric clock soon tooted half time. The Packers received as the third quarter got underway. Hinkle hobbled his way back to the 30. After three plays, which netted nine yards, Sauer's kick, which was partly blocked, rolled out of bounds on Detroit's 43. The Lions couldn't gain and Shepherd punted close to midfield. Shepherd was thrown for a nine yard loss. Clark made one and a pass miscued. Clark punted to the Packers' 35. Sauer got around end for a first down. Three rushes netted the Packers eight yards. Sauer punted to Clark, who was dumped on Detroit's 16. A fumble by Christensen cost the Lions eight yards. Blood took Christensen's kick and ran the ball back to Detroit's 34. A line crash was good for two. Sauer passed to Blood, who was dumped on the Lions' 7-yard line. Sauer made one, Blood missed a catch but on the next formation, Sauer tossed a shovel pass to Milt Gantenbein for a touchdown. Smith added the extra point. The Packers kicked off. Two passes showed that the Lions were very much in the ball game and were well into Packers' territory just towards the end of the period, but the Bays made a determined stand and regained the ball on downs on their 23-yard line just before the whistle blew for the end of the third quarter.
SHEPHERD GETS LOOSE
Sauer punted out of bounds on the Packers' 40. The Lions got underway again with Shepherd going like a house afire. A couple of passes and line smashes put the ball on the Packers' one-yard line and Shepherd finally worked his way over the goal line for a touchdown. Dutch Clark added the extra point, making the score 13 to 10 with the Packers on the short end. The Packers received and Johnston came back to the 25-yard line. Johnston and Schneidman made it a first down and it looked as if the Bays had picked up steam again. An end around lost four yards and two long passes were knocked down. The Packers punted and Dutch Clark grabbed the ball on the fly. The veteran Detroiter was never stopped until he reached the Bays' 22. It was quite some run. Clark was hot at this stage of the game. After Shepherd got two, Dutch chalked up a first down and the Detroit fans started yelping for another touchdown. They had their wishes, too. But not without a struggle as the Packers fought for every inch of ground. However, Shepherd finally squirmed over from the one foot line and Clark again converted. The Packers again received but Johnston only reached the 11-yard line. Herber passed to Blood for a first down on the Bays' 21. Detroit lost five for offside. A pass went into the mud. Blood punted to Clark. An exchange of kicks followed and when the Packers got underway again they had the ball on their own 29. One of Herber's long passes sailed out of bounds and Caddel intercepted the next toss on the Bay 30. The Packers lost five for offside. A pass, Presnell to Parker, put the ball on the Bays' 18. This was the final play of the game.
GREEN BAY -   3  0  7  0  - 10
DETROIT   -   0  6  0 14  - 20
1st - GB - Ernie Smith, 20-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - DET - Harry Ebding, 16-yard pass from Dutch Clark (Run failed)  DETROIT 6-3
3rd - GB - Milt Gantenbein, 9-yard pass from Sauer (Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 10-6
4th - DET - Bill Shepherd, 2-yard run (Dutch Clark kick)  DETROIT 13-10
4th - DET - Shepherd, 1-yard run (Clark kick)  DETROIT 20-10
NEWS AND NOTES
​DETROIT FAN DIES
NOV 18 (Detroit) - Fred Hicks, 50, became excited during the professional football game Sunday between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions, he collapsed and died upon admittance to a hospital.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 18 (Green Bay) - It was gratifying, wandering around town after listening to that Packer-Detroit game yesterday, to find that the chatter generally was not unfavorable to the Green Bay team. You always expect a volley of alibis and beefing whenever the home team
loses, but the fans seemed pretty smart last night. They
realize that they live in Green Bay, not Detroit, and they
were leaving the alibis to Potsy Clark. Sure we were
licked was the consensus. We were licked very smartly
and the Detroit team was the better of the two teams on
the field yesterday. The stadium may have been muddy,
but that didn't stop the Lions. They beat us, and beat us
badly. So what? So the Packers are going to take
everything out upon those Pittsburgh Pirates, the team
that stands next in their path. So they will land upon
Chicago and the Cardinals Thanksgiving day, and have
their chance of chances to prove that they are a title
team. So the Bears, facing two games apiece with the
Cards and Detroit, are going to drop at least one more.
So the Packers still are the favored team in the National
league, still in first place, and because the fans still
stand solidly behind them have the entire support of the
city as they roll, checked only momentarily, to that
championship playoff. That's what...We're telling you...
It doesn's seem possible, but the records show that 
Milt Gantenbein's touchdown, scored yesterday for the
Packers against Detroit, was the first Milt has made in
National league competition. Ernie Smith improved his
total by four points, giving him nine to date. He did the
trick on another extra point, his sixth, and his first field
goal as a Packer. Ernie is getting himself a rep in the
pro league as a booter, hasn't missed an extra point
yet...Joe Daniels' motor party, which headed for the
game, carried a banner with this inscription: "Words by
Detroit, Sand Gets In Your Eyes, Music by Green Bay,
31-7"...People listening to the New York-Chicago Bear
game yesterday at the conclusion of the Packer-Detroit
broadcast commented upon the roar which went up
from the Chicago crowd when the 20-10 score was
announced over the public address system at Wrigley
field.
HUTSON FOLLOWS HOWELL; WILL WED ON
CHRISTMAS
NOV 18 (Detroit) - Don Hutson teamed with "Dixie"
Howell to form the University of Alabama's Rose Bowl
passing combination goal line. Hutson, here with the
Green Bay Packers' professional team, announced his
engagement to Miss Kathleen Richards, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J.R. Richards of Fayette, Ala. Hutson said he
would return to Alabama after the professional football
season is over, and that the marriage probably would be
on Christmas. Hutson's home is at Pine Bluff, Ark.
Howell, coaching at the University of Mexico City,
announced his engagement last Friday to Miss Peggy
Waters of Birmingham, now in the movies. They will be
married November 24.
HUTSON GOES TO HOSPITAL
NOV 19 (Green Bay) - Donald Hutson, left end of the
Green Bay Packers and leading scorer of the NFL, is in
St. Vincent hospital, apparently suffering from a case of
appendicitis, Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, said 
today. Hutson's illness distinctly is no good news to the
Packers and to Coach Lambeau, who is attempting to
point the team for a tough battle against the Pittsburgh
Pirates at Pittsburgh next Sunday. There is a chance,
Dr. Kelly indicated, that the speedy end will be back on
his feet before the weekend. Hutson played against the
Detroit Lions last Sunday with a temperature close to
100, and although he felt sick all day, did not report this
condition to Coach Lambeau...PLACED IN HOSPITAL:
"Hutson came to me yesterday afternoon with very
definite indications of appendicitis," Dr. Kelly said today.
"The symptoms were sufficiently prominent to have him
placed in the hospital for observation. His condition was
improved last night, and was still further improved this
morning, but he will remain at the hospital a day or two
longer, so that we may watch for the recurrence of the
symptoms." It is Dr. Kelly's opinion that if Hutson 
continues to improve, he may be ready for action at
Pittsburgh next Sunday. The Packers came out of the
Detroit game in fair shape, the worst dent being in the
final score. Lon Evans, regular guard, injured his side
and Buckets Goldenberg hurt the muscles of his neck.
Clarke Hinkle's bad ankle went sour again and Milton
Gantenbein apparently received a slight knee injury. All
of these men are expected to be ready to play next
Sunday. The team returned home yesterday afternoon,
and as their time of arrival was not known generally,
there was only a small group of fans at the station to welcome them. This didn't please the players any too much, and one remarked, "What must we do - win all our games?"...PLENTY OF WORRIES: Coach Lambeau, realizing the recent steady improvement of the Pittsburgh team, has all kinds of worries. If Green Bay wins all three of its remaining games, it will be certain of no worse than a tie for the Western division championship, and as the Chicago Bears have two tough games apiece with the Cardinals and the Detroit Lions coming up, the Packer coach is confident that Halas' team will be spilled at least once more. Bad weather days are just ahead, and if either the Cardinals or Lions get the Bears in the mud, a scoreless tie is a good possibility - and a tie is all the Packers need, provided they take Pittsburgh, the Cardinals and Philadelphia in order. The Packers met at the Beaumont hotel at 11 o'clock this morning, and went into an immediate skull session. Practice was unlikely for this afternoon, due to the inclement weather. The squad will leave for Pittsburgh over the Milwaukee Road at 7 o'clock Friday morning.
CARDS BOAST BEST DEFENSE
NOV 19 (New York) - By remaining idle Sunday, the Chicago Cardinals gained undisputed honors as the best defensive team in the NFL. The Cardinals have limited their opponents in seven games to 1,092 yards and 56 points, league statistics revealed. The Chicago Bears retained honors as the best offensive outfit with 2,447 yards gained and 150 points scored in eight games. Offensively the Packers and the Detroit Lions are second and third in ground gaining with 2,040 and 1,963 yards, respectively. The New York Giants continued to lead as the best passing team with 38 out 89 attempts for an average of 42 percent. The Cardinals, with an average of 40 percent, are second. The Cardinals meet Brooklyn at Ebbets field Tuesday night. If they win, the Cards will gain undisputed possession of the western division lead. It will be the first National league night game in New York. The Cardinals are tied for the western lead with the Green Bay Packers. Brooklyn can move to within a half game of the eastern leadership, now held by the New York Giants, if they win.
POTSY CLARK SEES DETROIT SQUAD NATIONAL CHAMPION
NOV 19 (Green Bay) - "We've lost out last game this season and if we get a break the NFL championship will be decided in Detroit in December." That's Potsy Clark, coach of the Detroit Lions, speaking through the columns of the Detroit News which appeared yesterday. "And we'll win the first NFL title for Detroit if we get into that championship game," Clark added. Under Lloyd Northard's signature, the story continued:...NEED SOME HELP: "As the situation stood in the National league today, Coach Clark's prediction required a good deal of help from other teams in the remaining games if it were to be made good. The Lions are in last place in the Western division, although only a victory short of the leading Green Bay total. The Lions plays the Chicago Bears next Sunday, the Bears back here on Thanksgiving day, and close the schedule with Brooklyn here Dec. 2. They must win not only all three games but some place along the line Green Bay and the Chicago Cardinals each must be knocked off at least once."...CLARK IS HAPPY: "Clark was happy Sunday night. The Lions defeated the Green Bay Packers, 20 to 10, at the University of Detroit stadium Sunday afternoon. Two Lion backs who couldn't get started in the sand at Green Bay evened scores Sunday. Earl (Dutch) Clark played his greatest game of the season, and so did Bill Shepherd. Once Clark started directing the play of the Lions the team started to gain. Mixing his own sprints off tackle with Shepherd's plunges and a new forward passing attack, Clark kept the Packer defense worried the rest of the afternoon."
PRO BUCS POINT FOR GREEN BAY
NOV 19 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh Pirates began pointing yesterday in their practice at Greenlee Field for the important contest scheduled with Green Bay's Packers next Sunday. The Westerners will come to Forbes Field with hopes of repeating an early season victory, but Coach Joe Bach and his Buccos, with a mathematical chance for the pennant still remaining, are planning a warm reception. It looks as though Vic Vidoni, regular left end, is to see some action at center. When Brute Mulleneaux was injured in Brooklyn, the Pirates were left with only Benny Ciccone as a pivot performer. Damon Wetzel and Vidoni have been tried at the job with the latter doing best, so Wetzel has been returned to his halfback role. Cy Casper, brilliant back from Texas, made his first appearance at the practice yesterday since he suffered an eye injury several weeks ago. He did not don a uniform, but is anxious to get back into war togs again. His injury is healing rapidly and he is almost sure to play before the season ends, although he is unlikely to appear in the home windup against Green Bay.
Detroit Lions (5-3-1) 20, Green Bay Packers (6-3) 10
​Sunday November 17th 1935 (at Detroit)
PACKERS TO LEAVE FOR PIRATE GAME EARLY ON
FRIDAY
NOV 21 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will
entrain at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning on the Milwaukee
Road, and they won't stop moving until they land in
Pittsburgh, the scene of their Sunday afternoon conflict
with the Pirates of the NFL. Don Hutson, left end who
gave Packers fans the jitters by landing in St. Vincent
hospital with a touch of appendicitis early this week, 
was out again yesterday and last night attended a 
squad meeting at the Beaumont hotel. Hutson is
underweight as a result of his dieting, and Coach E.L.
Lambeau plans to use him sparingly against Pittsburgh,
if at all. Hutson should, however, barring another return
of his appendicitis symptoms, be in good shape to
perform against the Cardinals at Chicago Thanksgiving
day...BRUDER WON'T PLAY: Except for Hutson, the
only Packer who probably will be unable to play Sunday
is Hank Bruder, blocking quarterback and one of the 
most valuable men on the team. Lambeau hopes that
Bruder too will be in shape for action against the Cards,
as the Green Bay-Cardinal conflict now is beginning to loom as the all-important engagement for the Packers' championship hopes. Frank Butler, veteran center who hasn't been seeing too much action lately because of an injury, probably will be ready for some active duty against the Pirates. Nate Barragar has been performing brilliantly in Butler's absence, and George Svendsen also has taken over his turn successfully. The Packers will arrive at Pittsburgh tomorrow night at 10:15, will be headquartered at the Schenley hotel, and will work out at Forbes field Saturday morning...PLAN VIGOROUS DRILL: The team was scheduled to hold its last Green Bay drill for more than a week this afternoon, and Lambeau indicated that the session would be a strenuous one. The Packers are counting definitely upon winning all three of its remaining game, and if the Chicago Bears can slip just once in their four contests, the title then will go to Green Bay, undisputed, and the Packers will begin thinking about the December championship playoff. The Bears must play the Cardinals and Detroit Lions twice each, starting with the Lions next Sunday. If one of these teams gets the Chicago squad in the mud, a tie can easily result, and a tie for the Bears is all the Packers are asking for.
DON HUTSON TO PLAY WITH PACKERS SUNDAY
NOV 21 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer camp was cheered today by announcement Don Hutson will join the squad in time for the game at Pittsburgh Sunday. Hutson, star end and leading scorer of the National Professional Football league, has been under observation this week after an attack of appendicitis. The Bays yesterday went through their first outdoor drills of the week.
PACKERS MAY LOSE BRUDER FOR BUC TILT
NOV 21 (Green Bay) - On the eve of their departure tomorrow morning for Pittsburgh, where the Green Bay Packer defend their slim half game lead in the National Professional Football league race Sunday, it was announced that Hank Bruder, valuable blocking quarterback, probably won't see action against the Pirates. Bruder suffered a leg injury two weeks ago that apparently had healed but the ailment recurred today. Aside from Bruder, the squad was apparently in good shape. The appendicitis scare of Don Hutson, end, was cleared up yesterday and minor injuries to Mike Michalske and Lon Evans, both guards, were termed okay by Trainer Dave Woodward. Frank Butler, center who has been on the sidelines with injuries incurred against the Chicago Bears a month ago, is expected to be ready to play Sunday. Cold weather forced Coach Curly Lambeau to shorten the Bays' drill again today, which was only the second of the week, so the Packer mentor is hoping for fairer weather in the East to put his charges through another workout before Sunday. Lambeau is expected to encounter a stubborn resistance at Pittsburgh, as the Pirates have had two weeks rest and are primed for a great battle. Bach's team has handed the Cardinals and Brooklyn surprise upset defeats, and the former Notre Dame lineman has announced his intention of stripping their lead from the Packers. After the Pittsburgh game the Packers will move into Dayton to train until the day before the Thanksgiving day clash. They will arrive in Chicago Wednesday evening and if they at that time hold a victory over Pittsburgh, the game will decide the leadership of the Western division.
PACKERS' SQUAD RIDING DRILLS
NOV 22 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers were 
riding the rails to Pittsburgh today where Sunday they
will start down the home stretch in their drive towards a
western division professional football championship. 
And the attitude of all the squad was, as they left here
this morning, "We'll win or we won't come back." And
they'll be back, for after the Pittsburgh game comes the
crucial encounter with the Cardinals at Chicago on
Thanksgiving day afternoon, and then the finale against
Philadelphia on Dec. 8...HANK BRUDER OUT: Hank
Bruder is the only Packer who will not be ready for 
action Sunday, although it is doubtful if Don Hutson,
Green Bay's valuable end, will see much action either.
While Hutson is back into normal condition again after 
a slight attack of appendicitis, he lost quite a bit of
weight in a hospital bed the early part of the week, and
it is thought Coach Curly Lambeau will save him for the
Cardinal game. Bruder is out with a leg injury. The team
entrained at 7 o'clock this morning, and arrive in the
Smoky City at 10:15 tonight. They will stay at Schenley
hotel tonight and tomorrow will take a light workout at
Forbes Field, where the game with the Pirates will be
played Sunday. In Green Bay yesterday, Coach E.L.
Lambeau also didn't waste any idle moments preparing
his men for the game, giving them a good workout in
the afternoon and a skull drill at night. The atmosphere 
​in the Packer training camp this week has been much
different than the one last week, when they were getting
ready for that defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions.
Rather than any hints of overconfidence, there was a
vicious will to win displayed all week and it is expected
that that spirit will carry the Packers through the rest of
their schedule to a division championship.
PRO GRID NOTES
NOV 22 (Green Bay) - It was a ding-dong battle in 
Chicago between the Bears and the New York Giants with everything in the book (and out of it) being played. Ken Strong's field goal was the margin of victory and he had to kick it four times to count...Bronko Nagurski reappeared in the Bear lineup after being under doctors' care for a number of ailments since the season started. The Bronk chalked up one gain of six yards besides making himself useful interfering...The Bear-Giant game officials had their hands full as both clubs were battling for every inch of ground. The rule book made its appearance once while late in the game Rosequist and Morgan were thrown out for punching...Old Man Rain has been unkind to the pro footballers. Take last Sunday for instance, the games at Detroit and Chicago were played under inclement conditions while the Boston-Philadelphia and Chicago Card-Brooklyn tilts were washed out entirely...Speaking of blanket finishes, the race in the Western division is a dandy as each of the four clubs still has a chance for the championship. In the Eastern loop, the New York Giants seem to be headed for the big money playoff...Two intersectional contests are scheduled this Sunday. The Chicago Cardinals wind up their eastern trip with a game in Boston while Pittsburgh will be at home to Green Bay. This will be the first time that the Packers have ever played there...In the other two games, Detroit will invade Chicago to tackle the Bears in a game which will go a long way to settle the Western loop championship while Philadelphia travels to the Polo grounds in New York to face the Giants...Jack Robinson of the Kirkville Teachers has been turning in a good job at tackle for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He is one of the most promising first year linemen in the pro loop. For a big fellow, Robinson is very fast...Three "graduates" of the New York Giants are coaching the Georgetown university eleven. Jack Hagerty, a smart back in the National league, is being assisted by George Murtagh, who was a great center, and Mush Dobofsky...A pair of the 1935 Giants are undertakers during the offseason. Stew Clancy does his embalming in Branford, Conn., while Bill Owen, a brother of the Giants' mentor, has his undertaking establishment in Kinsley, Kan...Paul Cuba is putting in a lot of time at tackle for Philadelphia. Lud Wray, the Eagles pilot, has been forced to work Cuba "long hours" as his tackles situation has been way below par since the opening of the year...Buster Mitchell, who was handed the pink ticket by Coach Potsy Clark of the Detroit Lions, was picked up in a hurry by New York. The Giants have had a reserve weakness on the wings and Mitchell should fill the bill nicely...Injuries have slowed up Cy Casper, who was off to a great offensive start with the Pittsburgh club and Turley, a recruit from one of the Ohio colleges, is getting the call at quarterback. Turley was with the Bears early this season...Bill Shepherd is looking like a different ball player since he joined the Detroit club via the trade route from Boston. Shepherd is fitting into the Clark offensive splendidly as he is rugged enough to take a pounding...Paddy Driscoll, one of the greatest quarterbacks that ever stepped on a postgraduate gridiron, does a bit of scouting for the Chicago Bears whenever he has an open date from coaching activities with St. Mel's High, Chicago.
NEW CENTER STAR JOINS BUC TEAM
NOV 22 (Pittsburgh) - Ed Skoronski, captain and center of the Purdue Boilermakers until mid-season when he was declared ineligible, joined the Pittsburgh Pirate professional eleven yesterday and went through a long drill at Greenlee Field with his new mates. Coach Joe Bach has his Buccos in fine condition for their important meeting on Sunday with Green Bay at Forbes Field. The new pivot players is a big fellow and he proved very impressive in practice. He is expected to fill the yawning gap in the center of the line created when Lee Mulleneaux went down with a severe back injury in the Brooklyn contest two weeks ago in Pittsburgh. An Associated Press dispatch from Green Bay last night stated that Don Hutson, brilliant wingman of the Packers, had rejoined his squad after being under medical observation for several days. Hutson had displayed symptoms of appendicitis but has recovered sufficiently to face the Packers. On the receiving end of passes from Arnold Herber he has been the biggest threat of the Packers on the attack this season. Green Bay is leading the Western division of the league and hopes to bolster their grip in Sunday's struggle. The Pirates must cop in order to stay in the Eastern division race. As a result both teams are certain to go at top speed all the way.
BAYS EXPECTED TO STRESS PASSES IN
TOMORROW'S GAME
NOV 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will go
into their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates tomorrow
afternoon at Forbes Field definitely the favorites, but at
the same time they're all sure there'll be no recurrence
of the overconfidence which cost them a crucial game 
at Detroit last week. The kickoff is scheduled for 2:30,
Eastern Standard Time, or 1:30 Green Bay time. The
Packers worked out at Greenlee Field this morning in
preparation for the game. All hands were on deck for 
the drill and Coach Lambeau worked his gridders at a
snappy pace. The trip from Green Bay was uneventful.
The only high spot of the journey to the smoky city was
when the crack Pennsylvania train speeded through
Bucyrus, Ohio, the town of Bob Monnett, without even
stopping. The players put Bob on the pan, asking him
what kind of a hamlet he lived in. Don Hutson was not
feeling any too well on his arrival here and it is doubtful
if the star end will be used against Pittsburgh tomorrow.
According to Art Rooney, president of the Pittsburgh
club, there has been a brisk advance sale of tickets and
indications point to one of the largest crowd that has
ever witnessed a pro game in Pittsburgh. Ed Skoronski,
Purdue captain, who was declared ineligible during the
middle of the Big Ten season, has joined the Pittsburgh
club will see some action against the Packers Sunday,
according to Coach Joe Bach. In addition to Skoronski,
the Pirates have also added Mike Sebastian, who was 
a star at Pittsburgh "U" and has seen professional
football service with Boston and Philadelphia. He is a
first class back and does considerable passing. When
the Packers reached Pittsburgh last night, Jugger
Earpe remained on the train enroute to Boston where he
will scout the game between the Chicago Cardinals and
the Redskins Sunday. Earpe will hasten back and join
the Green Bay squad here Monday on noon before they
depart for Dayton. The weather report is encouraging for
the weekend, and all the Packers are praying for a dry
field. If the game the two teams played in Green Bay
earlier in the season is any indication, Coach Lambeau
may be expected to direct an overpowering aerial attack
against the Pirate squad tomorrow, as the Pittsburgh
backfield proved itself very weak on pass defense. A 
dry field will be necessary for this mode of offense,
however, so that Arnie Herber can get his tosses to 
Johnny Blood, Milt Gantenbein and possibly Hutson off
with his usual accuracy...HANK BRUDER IS OUT: All
of the players who made the Pittsburgh trip with the
exception of Hank Bruder who will be available for
service. Frank Butler, giant center, is fully recovered 
from his leg injury and will undoubtedly see action a
good part of the game, while Clarke Hinkle and Mike Michalske has also recovered from injuries. Monday, the Packer squad will board the train for Dayton, Ohio, where they will rest until Wednesday, before moving into Chicago for a crucial encounter with the Cardinal aggregation on Thanksgiving day. All of the athletic facilities of the University of Dayton have been extended the Packer team, including dressing and equipment rooms, and the stadium...PRACTICE THERE TUESDAY: Although no session will be held Monday, the squad will start preparation for the Cardinal game on Tuesday at the Dayton field, and will get in another drill Wednesday morning. While in Dayton they will headquarter at the Biltmore hotel.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 23 (Green Bay) - If Green Bay had continued its 1935 series of assaults on Detroit last Sunday, and had rubbed the Lions' noses in the muck of the University of Detroit stadium, your knowing fan would have hesitated to risk much on tomorrow's Packer-Pirate game. As it is, the prevailing opinion hold that the Packers are going to pour things all over Pittsburgh, taking out their disappointment of the Detroit defeat on the Pirates. Don't bet on too big a score. Pittsburgh is vastly improved over the demoralized outfit which succumbed to Green Bay here, 27 to 0, and has proved it by dumping over several formidable opponents, including the Chicago Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers. The Packers probably would enjoy their greatest measure of success through the air, as the Pittsburgh pass defense is sloppy, for if the Pirates get the Bays in the mud tomorrow, things may be tough. The Packers should be an impressive team on a muddy field. They're great in the sand. At Detroit, when they had an excellent opportunity to make use of their superior weight and power, they bogged down and lost, but there were psychological factors in that defeat which transcended the condition of the field. It was Detroit's day. It should be Green Bay day at Pittsburgh tomorrow.
PACKERS PICKED BY COLUMNIST IN NEW YORK TIMES
NOV 23 (Green Bay) - John Kieran, ace sports scribes for the New York Times, produced an interesting interview with Steve Owen and end Red Flaherty of the New York Giants this week in which comment is made on the Green Bay Packers and the western division pro league race. Kieran writes: "They're all jammed up out there," said Mr. Flaherty, referring to the group picture on the Western front of the pro football league. "As nice a tangle as I ever saw," said stout Steve, "Any one of them can win. Green Bay has the best of the schedule from now on. They have one game with the Cardinals, one with Pittsburgh and one with Philadelphia. If they take Pittsburgh and Philadelphia while those other fellows are kicking one another around - ." "It's about time Green Bay took one from the Cardinals," said Mr. Flaherty, cutting in again. "Well, it may work the other way," said stout Steve. "They've lost five games in a row to the Cardinals. You might say its their turn to win one or you might say that the Cardinals have the jinx on them and will floor them again." Not that it makes any difference to the Giants. Or did it? "Not a bit," said stout Steve. "We don't care who wins out there as long as we can win back here. They're all tough, so it don't make much difference which one we meet in the playoff."
PITTSBURGH ELEVEN TO CLOSE HOME LEAGUE SEASON TOMORROW
NOV 23 (Pittsburgh) - With the biggest and heaviest set of players in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers are in town for their football game with the Pirates in Forbes Field tomorrow afternoon. The elephant herd will be turned loose at 2 o'clock with the Bucs facing a tough fight to maintain their chase for the eastern championship. From stem to stern, the Packers are plenty big. They have linemen who weigh more than 250 pounds and seemingly are not slow. They have a passing combination that probably is the best in football and right now they are tied for the lead in the Western Division of the league. To combat the huge Packers, Coach Joe Bach's Pirates are planning an aerial raid and also hope to run the visitors to death with their speedy backs. The Green Bay passing is handled by Arnold Herber, probably the longest passer in football today. This season Don Hutson, former Alabama end, has tamed up with him to catch many 
c. 1935, football scoreboard at University of Detroit Stadium
University of Detroit Stadium - The stadium stood on 6-Mile Road (later also known as McNichols Road) just west of Fairfield St. in the northeast corner of the campus. It was built with the field on a north-south axis, with stands on the east and west sides of the field, which was encircled by a running track It had a capacity of 25,000 people at its peak. In addition to football, it was also used for track meets, concerts, and other university-related and public events. One rather unusual aspect of the stadium were its lighting towers, which stood between the stands and the field. The Stadium was the home field for the NFL's Detroit Lions from 1934 to 1937, and again in 1940. The Lions also played several early season home games there in 1938 & 39. The stadium was also was home to the Detroit Wolverines for their only NFL season in 1928. U of D stadium was the site of the 1935 NFL Championship Game, won by the Lions over the New York Giants, 26–7. The Detroit Cougars professional soccer club played several games here in the summers of 1967 and 1968 whenever their regular home field, Tiger Stadium had a scheduling conflict. One such match on June 14, 1967 against the Houston Stars ended in an infamous player riot. The Michigan Arrows of the fledgling Continental Football League used the stadium (which then had a capacity of 20,000) for the 1968 season. Unfortunately, the Arrows drew just 4,240 fans per game en route to a 1-11 season. The Arrows moved to Midland, Michigan to become the Tri-City Apollos in 1969, then folded with the rest of the league. The University's suspension of its football program in 1964 doomed it, and it was demolished in 1971. The school, now known as the University of Detroit Mercy (it's a Catholic school), has since put a new, multipurpose, artificial turf field on the site.
flings for touchdowns. The featured player in the Green Bay line is Cal Hubbard, who is to be an American League baseball umpire next season. Hubbard at one time played at Geneva among other colleges. Hutson has been ill, but is expected to be in shape to play at least part of the time tomorrow. Ed Skoronski, former Purdue captain who is a center, and Mike Sebastian, former Pitt halfback, will make their debut in the Pirate lineup. Ben Ciccone is scheduled to start at center, but Skoronski will relieve him. Except for fullback Wetzel, who sustained a fractured nose in the Bucs' last game, the Pirates are in good condition. Cy Casper, halfback who has missed the last game while undergoing eye treatment, is expected to be fit. The game will be the Pirates' last league encounter at home.
BACH AND PIRATES MAKE PROGRESS IN FOOTBALL
NOV 24 (Pittsburgh) - Mr. Joseph Anthony Bach reviewed his plunge from intercollegiate football field to the mercenary giridron of the professionals yesterday and pronounced himself well satisfied. There was, to be sure, something of a catch in the Bach leap. He remained attached to the campus by way of Carnegie Tech where he serves as the coach of the line. How permanent his association with the Tartans will be Mr. Bach does not say, but he is committed to the Pirates, whom he has guided not without success through their hard third campaign in the National league. After this afternoon's engagement with Green Bay, Mr. Bach will bundle his crew into a bus and head eastward where the
season will be closed with a brace of games against the
Boston Redskins and the New York Giants. Pittsburgh
is still in the race for the Eastern Division championship
but it would be a miracle if it came through. Even Mr.
Bach, optimistic by nature though he is, hardly can
expect that. The reason for Bach's elation is not difficult
to discover. Both he and his team have made progress
along the right lines. It is no easy thing for a coach to
turn from the type of game played by the undergraduate
to that of the post-graduate and get away with it at 
once. The hardest point to grasp is the matter of what is
stressed in the one and not in the other. Some things
which must be given attention every moment on a 
college squad are far more incidental to a winning pro
team. The professional, in 99 cases out of 100, is a
proficient tackler and a good blocker. To devote many
hours to these vital details during a season would be
wasting time which ought to be devoted elsewhere. Yet
the players can't be allowed to lose the "feel" of a block
or a tackle so they can't be avoided entirely...GETS
RESULTS: After the Pirates were defeated by the Bears
and New York Giants by top-heavy scores, Bach sent
the squad back to the most fundamental football for
days on end. He figured he had neglected that end of it
too much in building an offense, and the results proved
he was correct. Another difference between the campus
and the professional is the design of the offense. It didn't
take Bach long to find out that the latter must go in
strongly for the long gaining play rather than to attempt
to advance the ball along more conventional lines. 
Defenses throughout the league are too stout and too
rugged to expect an attack to bite off small chunks of
yardage for any sustained period. The team that tries it
will end up exhausted and short of the goal line and that
it will be the other fellow's turn when he is comparatively
fresh. The league ledger will show you very few scores
which are the result of ground drives from midfield or
even the 40 or 30-yard lines. They come, the majority,
from combinations of forward and lateral passes, long
runs from scrimmage, interceptions and returns of kicks.
The professionals drill long and hard at shaking their
fastest runners into the clear and providing effectual
blocking for them once they are loose...ATTENDANCE
JUMPS: When Bach left Duquesne to join the Pirates
last winter, he still had to sell himself completely on the
National League and particularly what future Pittsburgh
had in it. That job he now has accomplished. The 
response this season has been such that there is no
longer any doubt that the city will support a team. It
doesn't even have to be a champion, merely one that can give a good account of itself. But for the two disastrous games with Chicago and New York, there would have been no mid-season attendance slump. The pickup was rapid once the Pirates found themselves...Bach thinks the improvement was chiefly due to the fine end play of Wilbur Sortet and Vic Vidoni and the arrival of Brute Mulleneaux to fill a gap at center. He still wonders how the gods of luck dropped Mulleneaux into his lap, for he has no doubt that the Arizona behemoth is the equal of any snapperback in the circuit. "When that man stepped into the line we began to go, because he was what we needed to round out our defense and settle our biggest problem," Bach declares...Skoronski, the Purdue ex-captain who was imported when Mulleneaux was injured, will remain next year. Bach likes his looks. The search over the winter will be for a running back of the Cliff Battles or Beattie Feathers variety. If he can be found, Bach has a hunch the goose will be hanging high in 1936.
IF HERBER-HUTSON CLICK, PIRATES BETTER DUCK
NOV 24 (Pittsburgh) - If Don Hutson has regained his health and is able to play most of the game, professional football fans will see the finest passing combination in the National league in action this afternoon. Hutson, with Arnold (Flash) Herber, forms possibly the best aerial pair in the game today. They will play for Green Bay as the Packers close the home season for Pittsburgh with a 2 p.m. kickoff at Forbes Field. Last New Years' Day, Hutson was the fellow who was snagging Dixie Howell's passes in the Rose Bowl to make certain Alabama's victory over Stanford. Entering the professional league this fall, Hutson has lost none of his adeptness at pulling the ball out of the air. For several years, Herber has been rated the best tosser in the league. He can throw them more than 50 yards and several of his tosses have sent the Packers from their own territory to Touchdown Land. Hutson has caught five touchdown passes...HUBBARD WITH THE PACKERS: The Packers are as big as elephants (well almost as big) and their roster is dotted with names of former college stars. For instance there is Mr. Hubbard, who is to be an umpire in the American League next season. Mr. Hubbard weighs a mere 265 pounds, plays on the line and at one time was a student at Geneva college. He has been an all-professional lineman several times. Ernie Smith, one of Southern California's greatest tackles, also will be a starter today. And George Sauer, an all-American fullback at Nebraska in 1933, is another Packer...NEW FACES FOR PIRATES: The Pirates, still in the midst of the fight for the eastern championship, have high hopes of evening the score with Green Bay.
Earlier in the season the Packers defeated them, but that was when the Bucs were in a formative stage and
before Coach Joe Bach had them clicking. Two new players will see action. Ed Skoronski, former Purdue center, is certain to play and Mike Sebastian, Pitt halfback, also may get into the game. The Pirates may have benefited from two weeks' rest since their last game.