Johnny “Blood” McNally, right, pictured with fellow Green Bay Packer Don Hutson. Hutson, who joined the Packers in 1935 and played 11 seasons before opening a Chevrolet dealership in La Crosse, often is credited as the first true wide receiver. McNally, a prototype halfback, played against Hutson for one game as a member of La Crosse’s Old Style Lagers. (Contributed photo courtesy of La Crosse Tribune - Mark Schneider)
Green Bay Packers 49, La Crosse Old Style Lagers 0
EXHIBITION - ​Sunday September 8th 1935 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - With Bobby Monnett making Coach E.L. Lambeau forget - temporarily - about his long string of injured backs, the Green Bay Packers wound up their practice season at City stadium yesterday by pasting the La Crosse Old Style Lagers, 49 to 0, before 2,500 fans. The Packers scored seven touchdowns and kicked every extra point. They scored
15 first downs while La Crosse was making two. The
outcome was a combination of Packer strength and La
Crosse weakness. The visitors showed little except a
marked ability to take it, and a sparkling back by the
name of Van Koten, who was very much active all
afternoon. Green Bay gave the impression of being able
to score at will. At several times the Packers kicked
early to La Crosse, in an attempt to gain defensive
practice, but the Lagers soon forced the ball back on
them, and they were on their way to the enemy goal
again. Monnett scored three touchdowns, kicked five
extra points and and placed the ball in position for
another score by pounding off a 32-yard gain as the 
third period ended. The work of some of the new men
was encouraging, and the achievements of several of 
the veterans were more so - particularly the rugged line
of Tar Schwammel, who played one of his best games
since he joined the Bays.
BLOCKING IS HARD
Both linemen and backs blocked viciously at most of
the stages of the game, and the result was apparent,
for the Packer ball carriers filtered through for 206 yards
from scrimmage. Three former Packers, Johnny Blood,
Joe Kurth and Ken Radick, did yeoman duty for La
Crosse, Kurth playing the entire game at tackle and 
end. Blood was well bottled up most of the time, as was
the entire Lager backfield. George Svendsen, who was
parked in the middle of the University of Minnesota line
at this time last year, worked at the same spot for 
Green Bay during part of yesterday's game, and he did
all right for himself and for the team. Svendsen also
intercepted two forward passes, running one back for a
touchdown, and scored another touchdown, scooping 
up a La Crosse fumble. The Packers scored the first of
their seven touchdowns on the ninth play of the game.
Herber returned the La Crosse kickoff to the Green Bay
27-yard line, and Monnett went around right end for five
yards. Johnston cracked left tackle, gaining six yard
and a first down on the 38-yard line. Monnett went
through center on a spinner, picking up 11 yards and
another first down, and then Bob threw a forward pass 
to Al Rose for 28 yards and a first down on the Lagers'
21-yard line. With La Crosse in full retreat, Johnston
banged center for four yards, Monnett drove through
right end for 11 yards and a first down and Johnston hit
left guard for five more, setting the ball on the La Crosse
one yard line.
PASSES TO MONNETT
Here Herber dropped back and passed over the left side
of the line to Monnett for a touchdown. With Herber
holding the ball, Monnett placekicked the extra point.
This was all the scoring for the first period, and it was
well into the second stanza before the Bays counted
again. The Packers recovered a fumble on the Lager
38-yard line, and Monnett stepped through left tackle
for 14 yards and a first down on the 24-yard stripe. 
Monnett gained a yard at center, and Joe Laws hit
through left end for 14 yards and a first down on the La
Crosse 9-yard mark. Monnett was good for a yard at
right end, a forward pass from Monnett and Schneidman
gained three more, and Monnett hit right tackle for four
yards putting the ball one yard from the goal. Buckets
Goldenberg took the ball through the center of the line
for a touchdown, and with Laws holding, Monnett added
the extra point by placement. The score was 14 to 0.
Svendsen and a couple of other Packers were inserted
into the game. Schwammel kicked off for Green Bay to
Blood, who was dumped hard on the La Crosse 20-yard
line. Van Koten fumbled on a line play, and Svendsen
picked up the ball, running to the goal line for a score.
Laws held the ball for Monnett and Bob again converted,
making the score 21 to 0.
BECKER KNOCKED OUT
Warren Becker, East high and Stevens Point graduate,
made a brief appearance in the game at this point. He
carried the ball around end for three years on a 
subsequent play, but was knocked out and didn't get
back in the lineup until late in the game. Late in the half
the Packers took the ball on the La Crosse 29-yard line,
when a Lager fourth down pass went sour. Here Becker
gained his three yards, Monnett threw an incomplete
pass, and then flipped one to Laws which was complete
for a first down three yards from the goal. Voelker then
knocked down Monnett's pass, aimed at Hutson, and 
La Crosse drew a penalty, one yard and half toward the
goal line. Monnett scored a touchdown over left tackle, and with Laws holding the ball, added the extra point by placement as the half ended. The score was 28 to 0. The third period was a desultory affair, without a great deal of action until the closing minutes, when Monnett broke through his left end and scampered off on a 32-yard gain, bringing the ball to the La Crosse 2-yard line as the quarter ended. Laws got a yard and a half on the next thrust, hitting left tackle, and then Johnston drove over center for a touchdown. Laws held the ball, and Monnett again converted. A few minutes later Laws brought Blood's punt to the La Crosse 41-yard line, and Monnett's forward pass to Kramer was good for 23 yards and a first down on the 18-yard mark.
SIX YARD GAIN
Monnett passed again, Johnston snaring the ball over the right side of the line for a gain of six yards, and then Swede hit center for three yards. Laws gained five at left guard, making it first down on the La Crosse 4-yard stripe. Monnett's forward pass to Gantenbein was incomplete, Laws lost three yards in a thrust at right end, and then Monnett, running hard, pounded around his left end for a touchdown. Laws held the ball as Bob O'Connor came out of the line and kicked the extra point. It was 42 to 0. This was Svendsen's signal. After Schwammel kicked over the goal line, a pair of line thrusts by Jones, negro halfback, gained five yards for the Lagers. Van Koten faded back and tossed a forward pass, which Svendsen snared on the La Crosse 27-yard line, and they didn't stop him short of the goal line. Laws held the ball for another successful kick by O'Connor, boosting the score to 49 to 0. Svendsen intercepted another of Van Koten's passes a minute later and returned the ball into La Crosse territory, tossing a lateral to O'Connor as he was tackled. With Laws holding the ball on the 35-yard stripe, Schwammel's attempt at a field goal was just short as the game ended.
LA CROSSE -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  7 21  0 21 - 49
1st - GB - Monnett, 1-yard pass from Herber (Monnett kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Goldenberg, 1-yard run (Monnett kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Svendsen, 20-yard fumble recovery (Monnett kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
​2nd - GB - Monnett, 1-yard run (Monnett kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
4th - GB - Johnston, 1-yard run (Monnett kick) GREEN BAY 35-0
4th - GB - Monnett, 1-yard run (O'Connor kick) GREEN BAY 42-0
4th - GB - Svendsen, 27-yard interception return (O'Connor kick) GREEN BAY 49-0
​NEWS AND NOTES
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 9 (Green Bay) - You didn't need much football knowledge - you only required an interest which the casual fan is expected to have toward the Packers - to realize that there are several young men, very new to the city, who probably will be calling Green Bay their home. It's hard to remember when a crop of newcomers to the Packers attracted more attention than did several of the 1935 candidates as the team whistled through the La Crosse Lagers at City stadium yesterday afternoon. Much of the chatter centered around the lengthy George Svendsen, Minnesota center who bobbed up from nowhere on three occasions to intercept two passes and scoop up a fumble, running for a touchdown on two occasions. The fans are going to like Svendsen, and his appearance in the lineup will mean a little more pressure at the gate. He has color. Bob O'Connor and Ernie Smith are going to be a pair of consistent stumbling blocks on the left side of the line, and when Milt Gantenbein is posted on the other end, the three look pretty close to impregnable. It'll be interesting to see how the combination develops. Dominic Vairo, Bob Tenner and Don Hutson, added to Gantenbein and Al Rose, give the Packers a strong potential end corps. It's a matter of development and experience as to which improves the fastest. Stocky Sol Kramer and Curtis McDowell are a couple of other newcomers who worked hard and caught the coach's eye. Herman Schneidman kept moving in and out of the plays with speed despite his 195 pounds. He may be the answer to the search for a blocking quarterback of sufficient talent to permit Goldenberg to be used at fullback.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 5 HOME GAMES
SEPT 9 (Green Bay) - Although the Packer season ticket sale ended last week, fans may still obtain season tickets for the five National league home games, it was announced today. The seats, sold at no increase in cost for the Packer-Bear game, will enable purchasers to see the Packers in action against the Chicago Cardinals, Bears, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Lions. Eighty-one unsolicited season tickets were sold last week, bringing the total to 881.
JOHNSOS, CORBETT OBSERVE PACKERS
SEPT 9 (Green Bay) - Two of the most interested spectators at yesterday's Green Bay-La Crosse football fame were Luke Johnsos and Dick Corbett, end and back respectively of the Chicago Bears, who scouted the Packers. Sitting on the south side of the stadium near the radio booths, Johnsos and Corbett jotted down every one of the Packer plays, in preparation for the Packer-Bear game here Sept. 22.
THREE PACKERS ARE INJURED IN BATTLE
SEPT 9 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, Walter Kiesling and Nate Barrager were added to the Packers' injured list following yesterday's game, Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, said today, but all will be available for service against the Chicago Cardinals next Sunday. Dr. Kelly said that of the entire group of injured men, only Hank Bruder, Clarke Hinkle and George Maddox will be unable to play Sunday. Barrager's back was injured yesterday, Herber incurred a painful injury to his left knee and Kiesling damaged his shoulder. Herber and Kiesling have replaced Maddox at St. Mary's hospital.
BLOOD LIKELY TO JOIN BAYS
SEPT 10 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood, an unsigned backfield man, joined the Green Bay Packers today as the squad resumed workouts at Joannes park. His contract was expected to be turned in to Coach E.L. Lambeau late today. Blood performed well against Green Bay in two practice games this season, one with Chippewa Falls and the other with La Crosse, and if he returns to the Packers, he will plug the most serious early shortage of available backfield talent in the team's history. Clark Hinkle and Hank Bruder definitely will not be able to play next Sunday against the Chicago Cardinals, rated by early season dope among the toughest squads in the NFL. Several other back, furthermore, are not in the best of condition, the injured list including both Arnold Herber and George Sauer, two men upon whom much responsibility is resting...FACE BRUISING ATTACK: Lambeau's remaining backs are in fair condition, but they need to be better than that to withstand 60 minute of bruising by the Cardinal powerhouse backs. The Chicago quarterback luminaries are Paul Pardonner, the Purdue sensation who is a fine passer and a better kicker from the field, and Paul Sarboe of Washington State, another rugged customer. Iron Mike Mikulak, Oregon's pounding fullback and one of the standout new men in the National league last season, shares the spotlight at fullback with Dowell, a Texas Tech graduate. The Cardinals do not want for halfbacks. They have Russell, Kansas State 190-pounder; Gil Berry, Illinois great who scales 175; Peterson of Gonzaga, 175 pounds; Cook of Illinois, 210; Pangle of Oregon State, 198; and far from last, the brilliant Nick Nichelini of St. Mary's, who starred in the recent College All Star game.
CARDS LOOK TOUGH
SEPT 10 (Green Bay) - In a final drive of preparation for their league opener against the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay next Sunday afternoon, the red-jerseyed Chicago Cardinals are bearing down in practice sessions at Mills stadium this week. Milan Creighton, the new Red Bird coach, who plans to double as an end, the position he has manned for several years as a member of the Cards, expects to have his first string team in great form for the opening encounter against the dangerous and husky Badger eleven. For more than three weeks, Coach Creighton has has his men studying and rehearsing plays and has gone over them both at the morning and afternoon sessions...ONLY FOUR LEFT: The Cardinals are entirely a new team inasmuch as there are only four men left over from the 1933 year squad, when Owner Charles W. Bidwill started revamping the team. They are Phil Handler, Captain Lou Gordon, Howard Tipton and Coach Creighton. Last year under the coaching of Paul Schissler, now with the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Red Birds added 14 new players, all of whom are returning for action this year. They are Bill Smith, Bree Cuppoletti and Bob Neuman, ends; Pete Mehringer, Harry Field and Ted Isaacson, 272 pound giant, tackles; Mike (Iron Man) Mikulak, fullback; Paul Pardonner and Phil Sarboe, quarterback; Bill Volok, guard; Douglas Russell and Dave Cook, backfield; and Bernie Hughes, the scrappy center from Oregon State. The two year men, along with the 1933 holdovers, are expected to form a solid foundation for such great All American stars as Al Nichelini, St. Mary's halfback; Tony Blazine, Illinois Wesleyan tackle, and Gil Berry, Illini backfield ace two years ago. Blazine and Nichelini both starred in the Bears-All Star game at Soldier Field recently...END LOOKS GOOD: Creighton also has high hopes for Versil Deskin, formerly of Drake, who plays at end; Hal Pangle, fleet Oregon halfback; Gwynn (Mule) Dowell, a back from Texas Tech, and Billy Wilson, end from Gonzaga. Creighton is especially elated over the determination and aggressiveness of the youngsters and predicts that the team will be up close to the top, if not on top at the conclusion of the season. The Packer game means a great deal to the morale of the club. If they win over the Green Bay team, Creighton is confident the Red Birds will quickly forge to the top of the National league race.
BLOOD RETURNS TO GREEN BAY; FACES CARDINALS
SEPT 11 (Chicago) - Johnny Blood, high scoring halfback of the Green Bay Packers, was added to the injury battered backfield of the Packers today after playing with La Crosse and Chippewa Falls in practice games against the local eleven. Blood's pass catching ability enabled him to set a league scoring record a few years ago. He also is a good punter. Blood will play against the Chicago Cardinals in the National league opener here Sunday. Announcement that Clark Hinkle, fullback, and Hank Bruder, halfback, will be out of the Cardinal game because of injuries was partially compensated for by the news that Cal Hubbard, giant tackle, will report tomorrow after finishing his umpire duties in the International league.
GREEN BAY HOLDS BIG EDGE OVER INTER-CITY OPPONENT
SEPT 11 (Green Bay) - When the Green Bay Packers
and Chicago Cardinals clash at City stadium Sunday
afternoon, in the opening NFL game for both teams, it
will be the 23rd meeting of the pro rivals. The Packers
now hold a big edge in the long series, although the last
two contests between the rivals, played last season,
resulted in wins for the Cardinals. Twelve of the 22 
games have been taken by Green Bay, eight were won
by the Cards, and two ended in no decisions. Paddy
Driscoll and Curly Lambeau of Chicago and Green Bay,
respectively, each booted a field goal in the 1921 game
of the teams, and the contest ended in a 3-all deadlock.
The Horween bothers, playing under the nom de grid of
McMahon, spoiled the 1922 game for the Packers, their
all-around sterling play erasing the benefit of Charlie
Mathys' field goal. The score was 16 to 3, all Chicago...
PACKERS ARE BEATEN: The Cardinals handed the
Packers the first of three shutouts in the long series 
when the rivalry was resumed in 1924. The score was 3
to 0. Next year the Red Birds were back again, dishing
out a 9 to 6 drubbing for the Bays. The teams met twice
in 1926, dividing the pair of games. The Cardinals won
the first contest, 13 to 7, largely because of the stellar
performance of Joesph (Red) Dunn, who had not yet
donned a Packer uniform. It was the fifth consecutive
Cardinal victory, but was destined to be the last for 
many games. The Packers annexed the second of the
1926 games by kicking a field goal for a 3 to 0 win. The
Packers were building up their great machine during the
1927 season, and they didn't lose to the Cardinals. The
first game went to the Bays, 13 to 0, and the second,
with the Cards playing sensational football at Chicago,
ended in a 6 to 6 tie. A record score was chalked up by the Packers in 1928, the powerful Green Bay eleven winning by 20 points, 20 to 0. It was the largest margin of the 22 games played through last season. Green Bay was sweeping to the first of its three national championships in 1929, and it bowled over the Cardinals three times, by scores of 9 to 2, 7 to 6 and 12 to 0...TOOK FIRST GAME: The Packers won the first game of the 1930 season, 14 to 0, with Lewellen and Dilweg scoring touchdowns. This gave the Packers eight straight victories over the Cardinals, but the return contest that season, played at Chicago, marked the turning point on Green Bay's football horizon. The apparently invincible Packer team, with a long string of victories over National league opponents, fell before the might of Ernie Nevers, 13 to 6. The winning touchdowns were scored by Nevers and Belden. McCrary counted for the Packers. The first game in 1931, played here, saw the Packers rally for 26 points in the second half of a game in which they were trailing, 7 to 0, at the half. The final score was 26 to 7. In the return game at Chicago, Nevers again tolled the bell, handing the Bays a 21 to 13 pasting. The Packers walloped the Cardinals twice in 1932, by way of getting revenge. At Green Bay the score was 15 to 7, touchdowns going to Bruder and Michalske, and O'Boyle getting an extra point. Hill got all of the Cardinal points, and the Cards themselves contributed to a safety. At Chicago Johnny Blood ran wild to help hang up a 19 to 9 decision. Blood scored two touchdowns. Hinkle got another and O'Boyle kicked one extra point. The Cardinal scoring came on Moynihan's touchdown, Hill's extra point and a safety against the Bays...VICTORY FOR BAYS: The lone meeting of 1933 resulted in a 14 to 6 victory for Green Bay. Monnett and Hinkle scored touchdowns for the Packers, extra points going to Monnett and Grove. Nesbitt scored for the Cardinals. The first meeting of the teams in 1934 saw Green Bay hang up its fourth consecutive victory, 15 to 0. Hinkle and Rose scored touchdowns, Monnet kicked an extra point and the Cards kicked in with a safety. The second game, played in the mud at Milwaukee, spelled a 9 to 0 defeat for the Bays, Griffith splashed through the whole Packer team for a touchdown in the third period, and Smith kicked a field goal in the fourth period. Nov. 29 at Chicago the Cardinals won 6 to 0 when Homer Griffith ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown.
BAY INJURIES CLEARING UP
SEPT 11 (Green Bay) - General improvement of the crippled Packer backfield stars was announced today by Dr. W.W. Kelly, team medical advisor, as the Green Bay squad continued its drills for the Chicago Cardinal game Sunday. The improvement, however, is not fast enough to please Coach E.L. Lambeau, who surveyed the worst collection of early season injuries ever to hit a Green Bay squad. Johnny Blood, recently of Chippewa Falls and La Crosse, continued to work out with the team and he will probably see action against the Cardinals. Dr. Kelly gave the following report on the condition of the men believed most badly injured: Hank Bruder, while his shoulder is painfully hurt, may get into the game. Hank's friends from Pekin, Ill., will be in the stands and Bruder doesn't want to disappoint them. Arnold Herber, suffering from a bad knee, may play, but his efficiency is doubtful. George Sauer definitely will be in playing shape, and may see considerable action. Clarke Hinkle will be on the bench, but may return to action for the Packer-Bear game Sept. 22. George Maddox is a doubtful player for Sunday. His arm injury was severe...GROVE WORKING OUT: Roger Grove is working out with the squad, and may be in shape to appear against the Bears. He definitely is on the sidelines, however, for Sunday's game. The Packers participated in a three-hour skull drill at the Beaumont hotel last night, outlining offensive play and defensive formations. Coach Lambeau makes no secret of the fact that next Sunday's game may be the stiffest on the schedule, and it certainly is one of the most important. The Cardinals, who whipped the Bears decisively in a postseason game last year, definitely are pennant-bent and Coach Milan Creighton is determined to bowl over Green Bay in the National league opener. The sturdy Packer line, many of its members untried against major professional competition, is in good shape, and will receive its first major test Sunday. Nearly all the tackles, guard, ends and centers, with the exception of Maddox, are in good condition.
CAL HUBBARD IN UNIFORM AS BAYS DRILL FOR CARDS
SEPT 12 (Green Bay) - Cal Hubbard, two-hundred and sixty-five pounds of beef who absence left a gaping hole in the Green Bay Packer line of 1934, was back in uniform today as the team drilled for Sunday's opening National league contest with the Cardinals of Chicago. Hubbard arrived late yesterday in time to attend a chicken dinner given for the squad by the directors, at which time the players, old and new, were introduced to the Packer officials, and all listened to a few brief talks in the Beaumont hotel dining room. Cal looked in excellent condition - in fact, no different than when he left Green Bay two years ago. He has been umpiring in the International league, which put on a heated final stretch, and was prevented from joining the Packers until today. The Packers were hard at work again this morning, with little improvement in their string of injured backs. Their chances of whipping the powerful Cardinals took another setback yesterday when George Sauer's shoulder, well on the way to recovery, was nicked in a dummy scrimmage and injured again. Sauer couldn't lift his right arm about his head last night. He had been scheduled for certain action on Sunday...TICKET OFFICE BUSY: While the t4eam drove through its pregame practice at Joannes park, there was something of a stir at the Packer ticket office, Adams and E. Walnut streets, as fans displayed more than the usual demand for seats. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, reported a steady drain on the City stadium tickets, and predicted a large crowd for the Packer-Cardinal struggle. Officials for the game, named today, will be Bobby Cahn, Chicago, referee; Gunnar Elliott, Fort Wayne, Ind., umpire; Earl Wyman, Oshkosh, head linesman; and James Keefe, Milwaukee, field judge. The Cardinals will arrive at 10:15 Saturday night over the Milwaukee Road, bringing a squad including 44 players and officials. The invasion will be headed personally by Charles W. Bidwill, club owner, and Arthur Wolfe, business manager. The team will leave for Chicago at 1:15 Monday morning. The Green Bay headquarters has not been announced...THREE NEW STARS: Three sparkling performers have been added to the Cardinal roster this season in Al Nichelini, Tony Blazine and Gil Berry, assuring the Chicago squad an even greater chance at the NFL championship. Nichelini comes to the league after a brilliant record as halfback with the colorful St. Mary's university team in California, and he represents plenty of scoring punch as well as defensive strength. Nick weighs 203 pounds and tower 6 feet 3 inches. Bidwill and Coach Milan Creighton were two of the happiest men at Soldier field when they saw Blazine outshine all other linemen in the Bears-All Star game. Blazine, playing at Illinois Wesleyan, wasn't given a tumble by the all-American selectors, but the 217-pounder played his foes off their feet in the big show. Berry, the former University of Illinois ace, needs no introduction to the middle west, as he was a star of stars for Bob Zuppke over a period of three years. The Packers were informed by Leland H. Joannes, club president; by Coach E.L. Lambeau; and by Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, that a victory over the Cardinals is essential to starting off the 1935 National league season on the right foot...RESTS ON PLAYERS: "Will the new men makes the grade?" demanded Lambeau. "The responsibility rests
entirely upon the newcomers themselves. If they think
the going will be easy, they probably won't produce. We
remember Bob Jones, the great Indiana guard, who in
his first year of professional football last year, held his
own with anyone in the league, because he accepted
his responsibility and did not take it too lightly. A
winning team is serious before a game and laughs after;
a losing team does its clowning first and later is down
and serious." Green Bay this season has the four
important ingredients for a winning football team, Dr. W.
W. Kelly told the Packers. It has the coach, the fans,
the right men and the right spirit. "You are only a
community proposition, nothing more," he added. "You
are not a commercial proposition - you belong to the 
city as a whole." Joannes extended a welcome to the
new men and predicted a successful season.
EXPECT LARGE CROWD FOR PACKER-CARDINAL
CONTEST
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - With the advance ticket sale
assuring a large crowd for the opening of the National
league schedule here Sunday, the Green Bay Packers
pounded through a three-hour workout today. The team,
Coach E.L. Lambeau, will be at about 75 percent of
normal strength for the Cardinal game. Arnold Herber,
George Sauer, Roger Grove, George Maddox and Clark
Hinkle will not play, and Hank Bruder, while he may see
some service, will be handicapped by a shoulder injury.
Lambeau is giving this group as much of a rest as
possible, as he wants all of them in shape for the Bear-
Packer game Sept. 22. With Herber on the bench, the
entire responsibility for calling the signals will rest with
Joe Laws, second year pro halfback. Laws has been
looking very good this fall in directing the team as field
general, and he is a probably starter on Sunday. The
starting Chicago Cardinals backfield will include Doug
Russell, Iron Mike Mikulak, Dave Cook and Paul
Pardonner, a versatile quartet with plenty of speed and
power. All four saw heavy service for the Cardinals last
fall, with Russell proving a sensation by his brilliant
running...102-YARD RUN: In one game at Cincinnati,
Russell turned in a 102-yard run for a score. Mikulak
proved valuable as a pounding fullback, and Cook again
is expected to do his share of work in the backfield.
Coach Milan Creighton practically has decided on his
starting lineup. He will use Capt. Lou Gordon and Harry
Field at the tackle posts, Howard Tipton and Bree
Cuppoletti at guards, Bernie Hughes at center, Bill 
Smith and Bob Neuman at ends. While in Green Bay,
the Cards will headquarter at the Beaumont hotel.
PRO GRID NOTES
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - The New York Giants, pennant
winner in 1934, are gunning for another championship.
Coach Steve Owen has nearly all his veterans back in
togs and a healthy supply of recruits out of the colleges
from coast to coast...Joe Bach of Notre Dame fame is
making his debut this year as pilot of the Pittsburgh
Pirates. Bach coached at Duquesne last season and
has brought along a number of his stars who should
make the grade in postgraduate football...The Chicago
Cardinals in Milan Creighton have the only playing 
coach in the league. Creighton will take his regular turn
as an end and besides handling the entire team. This is
a man-sized job but Creighton likes to keep busy..Eddie
Casey has stepped from Harvard to the Redskins and
George Marshall feels certain that he'll have a winning
club this season. The Boston management has spent
plenty of cash lining up stars of the collegiate world...
Bert Bell and Lud Wray, leaders of the Philadelphia
Eagles, are determined to go place this season. Wray
has severed his other business connections and is
spending all his time directing the activities of the team.
..Dan Topping, president of the Brooklyn club, is very
confident that Paul Schissler will put a top-notch team
on the field for the Dodgers. Schissler knows the pro
game like a book and he has the faculty of getting a lot
out of his players...George Halas, coach and president
of the Chicago Bears, is pulling every string possible to
get back on championship row. The Windy City Bruins
have a young army of gridders under contract and they
have been working for a month..Potsy Clark, the Detroit
Lions' mentor, thinks he has a championship team in
the making this fall. Clark's elevens have always been
right up there near the top but he still has to dream 
about the golden football tokens...Curly Lambeau is
starting his 17th season as coach of the Green Bay
Packers. Lambeau has grabbed off some colorful artists
this fall, and, if the veterans come through as expected,
the Bays may again be in their gridiron glory...John
(Shipwreck) Kelly has burned his moleskins and will
center his attention to the treasurer's duties of Brooklyn.
Kelly was a great halfback and he gained a lot of ground
for both New York and the Brooklyn teams..Al Nichelini,
the toast of St. Mary's for several seasons, will be 
lugging the cowhide for the Chicago Cardinals this fall.
He is a big, husky, bruising backfielder is just the type
that should make the grade on the pro grid...Glen (Turk)
Edwards will be doing business as usual at a tackle
position for the Boston Redskins. This will be Edwards'
third season on the front line of the Hub-town team. He
is as good a forward as there is in the loop..."Ben Ben"
Smith is to draw his check again from the Pittsburgh
Pirates. This former Alabama star is a smooth working
end and he is husky enough to make it tough for any of
the "man-mountain" tackles whom he faces...Herman
Everhardus, three-year Michigan star, is making his
debut with the Detroit Lions. The Wolverine back 
coached at Penn State in 1934 but an attractive offer
from the Lions made him dig out his playing uniform
again...The Bear coaching staff is expecting great
things from Chuck Mucha, a 200-pound guard who 
played football under Jimmy Phelan at the University of
Washington. Mucha should be at home with the Bears
as he is a Chicago product...Les Corzine is making a
determined bid for a job in the New York backfield. 
Corzine was a star at Davis and Elkins and has played
with the Cincy and St. Louis pro clubs. He was with the
Giants on the west tour last winter...Duane Purvis, one of Purdue's greatest backfielders, is counted on a lot of ground for Philadelphia. While with the Boilermakers, Purvis was a triple threat artist who ranked with the best in the Western conference...Stan Kostka, the Minneapolis battering ram, should be one of the standouts for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The plunging backfielder is rated every bit as good as Herb Joesting, Bronko Nagurski and Jack Manders, other great Gopher fullbacks...Cal Hubbard, after a year's recess to coach at Texas A. and M., will return to the battle front of the Green Bay Packers, Hubbard is one of the greatest tackles in National league history and the Packer fans are jubilant over his return...Bobbie Cahn is starting his 13th season as an official in the National league. The midget official is well liked by players and spectators alike. He keep right on top of the ball and is quite a "show man" out on the field.
CARR IS EXPECTING SUCCESSFUL LEAGUE
SEPT 13 (Columbus, OH) - Joe F. Carr, president of the NFL, pictured the 1935 outlook today as the brightest in the circuit's history. The National league will open its fourteenth consecutive season tonight with the Pittsburgh Pirates meeting the Philadelphia Eagles at Temple stadium in the Quaker city. Green Bay will meet the Chicago Cardinals Sunday in the Wisconsin city. Other teams in the league will go into action Sept. 29. Carr said about 65 percent of the players who participated in the recent All Star-Chicago Bear game have been signed by National league clubs. The league will function as usual on an Eastern and Western division basis. Five in the East are Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The four Western entries are the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Detroit and Green Bay.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - Professional football is going in for the farm system. The Detroit Lions have contracted to send their young players to Louisville in the American Football league for development.
PACKERS FIRST CARDINAL FOE IN PRO LEAGUE
SEPT 14 (Chicago) - A Chicago Cardinal football team which is regarded as one of the strongest in the NFL will open its bid for the 1935 championship at Green Bay tomorrow. Milan Creighton, who succeeded Paul Schissler as coach, will start a veteran lineup against the Packers. Later in the contest he expects to use of his eight new men, but it will be up to the members of last year's squad to get the Cardinals over the first obstacle. Creighton is confident he has a team which will prove itself the strongest to represent the Cardinals since the days of Ernie Nevers. Last year's team, composed largely of new men, revealed flashes of power. It played two close games against Detroit and whipped the Packers twice. The year of experience and eight new men, including Tony Blazine and Al Nichelini, leading performers in the recent All-Star game, have strengthened the club. The chief obstacle is a difficult schedule which throws the Cardinals against three of the strongest elevens in the league on the first three Sundays. After the Packers tomorrow, the Cardinals meet Detroit at Detroit, then the Bears. Owner Charles Bidwill and Creighton feel this the Cardinals' year. They will have one of the fastest teams in the league and one that will not be at a disadvantage in weight. Blazine, the Illinois Wesleyan tackle, and Nichelini, halfback from St. Mary's, are the outstanding men among the newcomers, but Creighton expects to get considerable help from Gil Berry, former Illinois star; Glen Dowell, Texas Tech fullback, and Ken Peterson, a flashy little back from Gonzaga.
PACKERS BATTLE CARDINALS SUNDAY
SEPT 14 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will open their NFL schedule at City stadium tomorrow by engaging the Chicago Cardinals of Coach Milan Creighton. Creighton, the only playing coach in the pro league, is bringing a powerful, husky squad here to face a Packer team which possesses an apparently powerful line, but a set of crippled backs. Cheering to Packer fans, who have been expressing their interest in the contest at the box office in no uncertain terms, was the news that Hank Bruder, believed out of service with an injured shoulder, will be available for action tomorrow. Four other players - Clarke Hinkle, fullback, Arnold Herber and Roger Grove, halfbacks, and George Maddox, tackle - definitely will not play Sunday, and George Sauer's delayed appearance before the home fans is also unlikely. Coach E.L. Lambeau has little choice in his selection of a starting backfield. A good guess places Herman Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett at left halfback, Joe Laws at right halfback and Swede Johnston at fullback. The Packer linemen are in excellent shape. Lambeau's choice for a starting center lies somewhere among Frank Butler, Michigan State veteran who has been playing excellent ball, Nate Barrager, the U.S.C. veteran and George Svendsen, Minnesota ace who scored two touchdowns against La Crosse last Sunday...DEPENDS ON WEATHER: The size of tomorrow's crowd will depend largely upon the weather, and Packer officials read gratefully today a forecast for clear skies. If moderate temperatures prevail, and there is no threat of rain, the opening day crowd may approach record proportions. Creighton probably will make full use of Iron Mike Mikulak, his battering fullback, against Green Bay tomorrow. Mikulak staged a couple of great shows in the Cardinal-Packer games last year, being particularly troublesome on defense. The Packer management has received 1,500 copies of the new publication, "Who's Who in Major League Football", and these will be sold at the game, as well as at local news stands. The publication contains first hand information on all NFL clubs.
CARDINALS OPEN WITH PACKERS AT GREEN BAY TODAY
SEPT 15 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals today will open the championship race for which they have been preparing since last September. Their opponents will be the Packers, whom they meet at Green Bay. The kickoff has been set for 2 o'clock, central standard time. One year ago Charles Bidwell, then entering his first season as owner of the club, ordered Coach Paul Schissler to release all except four of the members of the 1933 team and build from the ground up with new men fresh off the campus. Schissler rounded up a corps of highly efficient performers...CREIGHTON MADE COACH: Schissler resigned last spring, after the Cardinals returned from a triumphant tour of the Pacific coast, which they concluded with a decisive victory over the Bears. Milan Creighton, regular end, was elevated to the coachship, and he made further changes in the personnel, filling in with stars from last June's graduating classes where the regulars of 1934 failed to meet expectations. Today, after four weeks' practice at Mills stadium, Creighton has fashioned a team which he is confident will be the best to represent the Cardinals since Ernie Nevers was tearing up the professional league. It is a fast team, one of the fastest in the league, and is well fortified at each position with the weight necessary in a professional league race...VETERANS START IN BACKFIELD: The starting backfield assignments, which will be handled by veterans of last season until the newcomers have had an opportunity to get their feet under them in the pro league, will be entrusted to Paul Pardonner, Doug Russel, Dave Cook and Mike Mikulak. Russell, the former Kansas State star, is one of the fleetest men in the league. Last year he opened the season with a 102 yard run against Cincinnati and galloped 87 yards through Detroit for the Cardinals' first touchdown in the futile fourth quarter rally at Wrigley field. Mikulak at fullback is regarded as one of the best defensive men in the league. Cook, a former Illinois star, is blocking halfback and Pardonner is a field goal expert who directed Purdue's attack for three years. In the line Creighton will start players who established themselves last year. The only men with more than one year experience will be Lou Gordon, tackle, who has been in the league six years, and Tipton. Tony Blazine, Illinois Wesleyan star, who was the outstanding lineman in the All-Star game promoted by the Tribune, will relieve Gordon...NICHELINI AND BERRY WILL AID: Al Nichelini, St. Mary's All-American who also distinguished himself in the All-Star game, and Gil Berry, former Illinois halfback who did not play last year, will help out in the backfield. The Cardinals are out to win a championship. In New York and Brooklyn, where fans had an opportunity to see them whip the Dodgers last year; in Detroit, where they remember the two narrow escapes the Lions had, and in Green Bay, where fans are trying to forget the two whippings administered the Packers last season, the Cardinals have definitely declared in the championship race. Chicago, where the Bears have become the favorites because of repeated success, also will vote for the Cardinals if they can get past their first three foes. These are the Packers tomorrow, Detroit next week and the Bears the following week. Green Bay, according to reports, will not be at its full strength for today's game. Roger Grove, George Sauer, Arnie Herber and Clark Hinkle, all backs, and George Maddox, tackle, are out with injuries. Nevertheless, the Packers are said to be considerably improved over last year and will be represented by sufficient able bodied men to make the 1935 debut a severe test for the Cardinal team, which hopes to dethrone the New York Giants.