(GREEN BAY) - Rocketing back with a sledgehammer finish after trailing by seven points at halftime, the Green Bay Packers opened their NFL season at City stadium yesterday afternoon by defeating the Chicago Cardinals, 10 to 7, before 9,000 people. In beating Coach Milan Creighton's team, the Packers put their best foot forward in the young National league race. and snapped a five-game losing streak which the Chicago squad had tagged onto them. The two halves of yesterday's bitter struggle were as different as Mae West and Shirley Temple. The first two periods left spectators wondering whether they would see another repetition of the Cardinals' amazing luck against the Packers, as the visiting team took advantage of one great break to score its touchdowns. Except for a flurry at the start of the game, when they reeled off several first downs, the Cardinals showed little in an offensive way, the Packer linemen and backs effectively stopping all thrusts many yards short of the goal line. But Bill Smith, always a Green Bay nemesis, scooped up a fumble which occurred as the Packers were knocking at the Cardinal goal line, and when a few subsequent events had happened, the visitors held a 7 to 0 lead. They maintained it until the middle of the third period, when the Packers thumped through and over the Cardinal line with a vicious display of offensive football, to push George Henry Sauer over the final chalk mark and tie the count on Ade Schwammel's extra point kick. Desperately the Bays
fought for the field goal which would give them victory,
but three times it was denied them before Ernie Smith,
Green Bay's brilliant left tackle, split the posts with a 
fourth period boot that sent the Packers into their three
point led. In the second period Clarke Hinkle missed a
try from the field, and on two occasions in the second
half similar attempts by Schwammel were blocked. The
new Packers who saw service performed excellently,
and the veterans of previous professional campaigns
showed them the way. Wayland Becker saw some
aggressive moments at end, and Bernard Scherer
contributed several hard tackles to aid the fourth period
Russ Letlow again was a standout at guard, and Tony
Paulekas, who looks better with every appearance, was
a factor in the second half Packer offensive. The new
backs, except for Cal Clemens, whose tackling was
highly effective, didn't get much chance to display their
talents. Paul Miller skipped through tackle for five yards
plus on one play, and Harry Mattos made only a brief
appearance at the end of the first half. The Packer old
timers displayed an aggressive fighting spirit which, 
once it was coupled with effective offensive work, swept
the Cardinals to a defeat they richly deserved. The team
was handicapped by listless officiating in the first half,
which aroused the wrath of the spectators and kept the
players constantly bickering among themselves. Ade
Schwammel's powerful blocking in the third and fourth
periods, opening holes through which Hinkle pounded
time and again for sizeable gains, was a tremendous
factor in the victory. A squirming twisting run by Joe
Laws in the fourth period also was responsible, putting
the Packers in position for Smith's all-important kick.
Laws, incidentally, turned in his best game since he
joined the Packers, as did Champ Seibold, the big left
tackle who left the game with an ankle injury late in the
contest. Frank Butler and George Svendsen were red
hot at center, and Bobby Monnett had his usual good
day in the backfield. The starting lineup shaped up as
one of the most potent units in Green Bay's football
history, and most of the men did fine work in checking
the Cardinal victory string. The Packers made a few
mistakes, due to their great fighting spirit and over-
anxiety, but when the chips were down they were there
to pick them up, and that's the story of the victory. The
game was marred by constant wrangling and arguments
although no more so than the usual Packer-Cardinal
fracas, there being no love lost between the teams. The
Packers failed to get their hands on the ball during the
early part of the first period, when the Cards flashed a
heavy charge of offensive dynamite. With the Packer
line charging slowly and the Cards blocking in brilliant
style, the invaders marched from their own 30-yard line
to the Green Bay 20-yard stripe before the advance was
checked. Doug Russell, Dave Cook, Al Nichelini, Hal
Pangle and Phil Sarboe alternated at hauling the freight,
making three first downs by rushing and another on a 
penalty. Finally Sarboe pounded through his right tackle
for five yards, and a first down on the Packer 28-yard
mark, where the Bays dug in and went to work. Lou
Gordon and Al Rose rushed Sarboe on a pass play,
Sarboe tossing the ball away. The officials drew a howl
from the crowd for not tacking a penalty on the Cards.
Sarboe and Pangle each gained four yards to set the
ball 20 yards from the goal. Cook missed a pass from
center and Nichelini recovered the ball, being tackled by
Gantenbein on the 32-yard line, when the Packers took
the offensive. George Sauer was sent into the game,
and the Green Bay drive got underway. Hank Bruder
dented the right end of the Cardinal line with a savage
block as Sauer galloped 14 yards for a first down near
midfield. Laws, Hinkle and Sauer in succession failed 
to gain material yardage, and the Packers kicked.
The Cards couldn't get anywhere, being further checked
by a 15-yard penalty, and Sarboe punted out, Laws'
return bringing the ball into Cardinal territory for the first
time. Again the Green Bay offensive failed to gain, and
Hinkle punted out. Two line plays failed and Vaughn
kicked to Laws who sprinted in handsome style through
a broken field for 18 yards, bringing the ball to the Card
48-yard stripe, from which point the Packers started
their first scoring threat of the day. The Bays reeled off
two line plays and then Sauer passed over the center
of the line to Gantenbein, who snared the ball on the 
dead run, and added six more yards, being tackled on
the Cardinal 33-yard line for a first down. This was only
one of the spectacular plays that marked Gantenbein's
game as one of his best for the Packers. After a line 
play failed, Sauer passed again to Gantenbein, this 
time bringing the ball to the 20-yard stripe, and Paul
Miller, inserted into the game at that point, scooted
through tackle for five more as the first period ended.
The Bays came withing an ace of scoring a touchdown
as the second period started, Herber shooting a pass to
Sauer, who wheeled too late to get his mitts on the ball.
It would have been a sure touchdown. Hinkle then 
trudged back to the 26-yard line and missed an attempt
to score from the field by placement. This gave the
offensive back to the Cardinals, but they immediately
drew a 15-yard penalty, and Sarboe kicked out. Herber
attempted a forward pass to Sauer, but Sarboe
intercepted it and the visitors had the ball near midfield.
Two hard tackles by Lon Evans prevented the battle tide
from swinging further, and Sarboe was forced to punt.
Monnett, who replaced Sauer at this point, swung into
action with a series of brilliant performances. First he
rolled around right end for five and a half yards, bringing
the ball to the 3-yard line, with a touchdown apparently inevitable. The touchdown came, but it wasn't Green Bay that got it.
Bruder thumped tackle for a yard and a half, and on the next play both teams were offside. Bruder hit guard again for an inch, after which Herber apparently carried the ball across on a quarterback sneak, but Referee Bobby Cahn ruled that the whistle had blown and the score was not allowed. Herber attempted a lateral to Monnett on the next play, but the pass was crooked and the ball was fumbled, Bill Smith of the Cardinals picking it up and getting into the open. He rumbled 59 yards down the south sidelines before Gantenbein, cutting across from the center of the field knocked him edgeways on the Green Bay 38-yard line. Sarboe, rushed by Gantenbein, threw an incomplete pass, and McBride was nailed by Schwammel for no gain at tackle. Sarboe faded back for another pass, rushed by Hutson and Ernie Smith. Hutson dove for the tackle and missed, and Cuppoletti cut down Smith with a spectacular block.
This left Sarboe on the loose and he ran to the scrimmage line before letting go with a pass to Chuck McBride, who was standing, unhindered by Packers, on the 10-yard line, a broad grin on his face. The touchdown was only a formality, and Clarence Kellogg kicked the extra point to give the Cardinals a 7 to 0 lead. The Packers took the ball on the kickoff, failed to gain because of a penalty, and kicked. The Cardinals ran off three plays without success and punted back. Herber's long forward pass was intercepted by the busy Sarboe, and the Cardinals were scrimmaging in their own territory as the half ended. The second half was all Green Bay from start to finish, as the Packers hammered their foes into the ground, gaining the necessary 10 points for victory. Cardinal after Cardinal was taken to the bench with injuries from the pile-driving blocking and talking the Bays dished out. The Cardinals took the ball on the kickoff, but soon were forced to kick. The Green Bay attack temporarily went out of commission, and then Arnie Herber swung the tide in the other direction by planting a beautiful punt out of bounds on the Cardinal 4-yard line in the coffin corner. Hinkle dealt Mikulak a terrific blow on a line play, and the Cardinals decided to punt, Vaughn kicking out to Monnett, who sifted back to the Card 27-yard stripe. Hinkle gained little at the line, Herber's pass to Clemens was knocked down and another pass by Herber, in the open to Monnett, skidded off the receiver's fingers. The Packer bench screamed for a placekick, but the Packers elected to pass, and Monnett sped down the north sidelines toward the goal. Herber's pass was accurate, but Monnett was shoved by the Cardinal safety man as he attempted to make the catch, and Field Judge Lewellen ruled interference, giving the Packers a first down two yards from the goal. 
Into the game went George Sauer. He banged into left guard for one yards, and then drove through left tackle for a touchdown, Champ Seibold leading the way. Schwammel was called out of the line and he placekicked the extra point. This tied the score. The Packers kicked off to the Cards, and immediately forced the invaders to kick, Hutson bringing the ball back to the Cardinal 43-yard stripe, and getting no help from his mates in the process. After two line plays failed Herber passed to Gantenbein, who made another spectacular stab of the ball and was dropped on the 28-yard line by Hal Pangle. Hinkle pounded into left tackle for nine yards, and Sauer executed a spinner for five more, putting the ball 14 yards from the goal. Sauer galloped around right end for five more yards before Tipton got him. Hinkle got only one yard at the line, and Herber passed to Hutson, who couldn't quite reach the ball as he crossed the goal line. Schwammel attempted a field goal from the 17-yard line, but Bill Wilson blocked it.
Again the Cardinals got nowhere, and Sarboe punted to Hutson, who was tackled on the Card 48-yard stripe. The Cards drew a 5-yard penalty, after which Hinkle got loose through left tackle, bruising his way down the field for 20 yards and a first down on the Cardinal 23-yard line. Hinkle pounded center for five yards, and Sauer rode wide around right end, galloping down the sidelines for 10 yards and a first down eight yards from the goal. Herber flipped a short pass over center, but Sarboe intercepted and the threat was averted. The Cards ran off one play and the third period ended. The Packers forced the visitors to punt as the fourth period opened, and a 14-yard pass gain, Herber to Monnett, gave Green Bay a first down on the Cardinal 31-yard stripe. Hinkle rushed through the line for 11 yards in two plays and another first down. Herber threw an incomplete pass, a line play added but one yard, and another toss by Herber failed. Schwammel tried a field goal from the 23-yard line, the attempt being blocked by Field. The Cardinals staged a minor uprising, featured by an 11-yard pass gain, Sarboe to Pangle, but the Packers braced and made Sarboe kick. Monnett, Hinkle, Laws and Johnston smashed the line for convenient gains, and then Laws set the stage for the victory, slipping through the line and dodging pass the Cardinal secondary for 2 yards, before Cuppoletti finally knocked him down on the Card 18-yard stripe. The Cards were penalized five yards, and Monnett aimed a forward pass to Scherer, who was over the goal line, but Cuppoletti knocked it down. Monnett failed to gain on a spinner, and another forward pass was sour.
Joe Laws squatted on the 23-yard line and held the ball as Ernie Smith carefully placekicked a field goal, sending the Packers into the lead and the crowd into hysterics. The Packers didn't threaten again, but the Cardinals turned very annoying in the closing minutes. Vaughn skidded around right end for 17 yards on a fake pass play, but the Cards were checked by a 25-yard penalty. Vaughn passed to Tipton for 15 yards, and only seconds remained to play. Injured Dave Cook, his right arm in a sling, was called from the bench to try a 53-yard field goal, the Cardinals' last desperate attempt to tie the score. Cook couldn't get the ball off the ground, and the Packers had time for just one line play as the game ended.
CHI CARDS -   0  7  0  0  -  7
GREEN BAY -   0  0  7  3  - 10
2nd - CHI - Charlie McBride, 38-yard pass from Phil Sarboe (Clarence Kellogg kick)  CARDINALS 7-0
3rd - GB - George Sauer, 1-yard run (Ade Schwammel kick) TIED 7-7
4th - GB - E. Smith, 25-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 10-7
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - Excitement from the rough-and-tumble battle between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals was blamed today for the death of William Hurst, 59, Black Creek. Hurst dropped dead while watching the game. Coroner Orlen Miller said death was due to heart disease. Another sideline casualty came when Robert Denis, 21, suffered a broken back when he fell out of a tree from which he was witnessing the contest. His condition is critical.
SEPT 14 (Green Bay) - The keynote and theme song of
yesterday's last ditch battle between the Green Bay
Packers and Chicago Cardinals was Courage, and while
all credit must be given the great stand of the losers, it
must be admitted that the Packers poured it on just a
bit thicker. There was so much courage splashed 
around at City stadium that even the spectators felt
tough, and several were escorted to the outside lanes 
for over-indulgence in grandstand arguments. A Cardinal
carved his initials deep over Lou Gordon's right eye, and
the grand big tackle submitted to a band of tape around
his head...taking a rest during the mid-game section,
Gordon was in at the finish, building up his own sweet
revenge upon his former teammates and coach. The
sidelines were ankle deep in drama in those closing
minutes when big Ade Schwammel, who had been
splitting the Cardinal line wide open in the last great
Packer offensive drive, limped from the game and
Gordon ran onto the field to take his place. It was at 
that moment that Lou really became a part of the Green
Bay machine, and as he got in there and pitched
Cardinals around you knew that the Packers' jinx at last
had been routed. In their great campaign to overtake the
Cardinals' 7 to 0 lead, the Packers hit harder than they
have in many a game, and they served a ringing notice
to the Chicago Bears and Detroit's Coach Potsy Clark
that Happy Days Are Here Again. The victory margin
was thinner than Ernie Smith's new mustache, but it 
was a great one for Green Bay just the game...When
George Sauer went over for the Packer touchdown, it 
was the fifth such score he had made for Green Bay, 
and brought his total in the all-time Packer scoring list
to a tie for 21st place with Harry O'Boyle, Tilly
Voss, Rex Enright and Al Rose...Ade Schwammel's 
extra point was his third as a Packer, and gave him a 
point total of 18...Ernie Smith kicked his second field
goal, giving him a total of 17 points...So well were the
tackles distributed yesterday that 21 Packers were
credited with one or more during the afternoon, showing
that all members of the squad were working...Bruder got
the most for Green Bay, with 10...other leaders in the
tackling department were Milt Gantenbein, 7; Ernie
Smith and George Svendsen, 6 each; Champ Seibold
and Tony Paulekas, 5 each; Ade Schwammel, Frank
Butler and Clarke Hinkle, 4 each...Volok led Chicago,
getting 10 tackles, to 8 for Kellogg and 6 apiece for
Davis, Cuppoletti and Pangle.
SEPT 14 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the
Green Bay Packers today announced the release of
Nebb Elduayan, former St. Mary's university guard, from
the 1936 squad.
SEPT 14 (Green Bay) - Coach Milan Creighton of the
Chicago Cardinals is a hard man to convince. Obviously
vexed and embittered, he made three observations in no
uncertain language in his room at the Hotel Northland
Sunday afternoon after the Packers sent his team back
to Chicago on the short end of a 10 to 7 score. Coach
Creighton claimed: "I still don't think the Packers have
the better team. They are not three points better than
us, and we will take care of that little matter in Chicago
and Milwaukee. The Bays are stronger than they were
last year - so are we. Officiating was loose. We were
robbed on a dozen occasions. Once when it meant a
touchdown, inside of our 15-yard line frequently the
Packers showed they couldn't put it across."....BAYS
ARE STRONGER: On one of his observations, Packer
fans will be likely to agree with Creighton. The Packers
look stronger than last year. The statistics go a long 
way toward disproving the claim that the Green Bay
team is not as powerful an offensive machine as the
Cards, and what breaks there were in officiating were
pretty evenly distributed. Probably one of the most
bruising, battering contests played here in some years,
the game meant injuries to the Cardinals' Dave Cook,
fullback, and Bill Smith, end, which will cause them to
be benched for some time. Numerous minor injuries
were suffered by players on both sides. It was Cook
who came into the game in the last few minutes with
his arm in a sling and attempted a long field goal that
was unsuccessful. His shoulder was dislocated,
according to Creighton. In 1934, Cook was the victim
of similar ill luck, when he broke a bone in his foot
starting the season here...GORDON'S BIG DAY: Lou
Gordon's cut about his right eye as most noticeable of
the Packer injuries. Received on the first play after
kickoff, the cut looked bad, but Gordon continued
play for some time after with a bandage about his head.
It was a great day for Gordon when Ernie Smith's field
goal clinched the victory. And it was a great day for the
rest of the team. George Svendsen, exhibiting his cut 
on his face, said, "I'm proud of that one." Said Don
Hutson: "I knew we could take them. We practically did
it twice last year, only to lose out completely on the
breaks." Hutson was the victim of some pretty obvious
holding at various points throughout his service in the
game. With two men on him, and hanging on most of
the time, his was one of the cases where the Packers
received no help from the officials. George Sauer, Ade
Schwammel, Clarke Hinkle, Hank Bruder and Ernie
Smith are names that will stand out in the victory. While
no man muffed an assignment, the brand of football
demonstrated by the five mentioned approached "great"
heights. Among the new men Tony Paulekas and Cal
Clemens again showed well...NOT SO TOUGH: Coach
Creighton does not expect the Bears to be as tough as
usual this tough. He declined to comment on Detroit.
Despite his loss, Creighton left a distinct impression
that he still thinks the Cards are the best in the circuit
this year. If he is even half right, it makes the Bays look
like a team to be reckoned with in the championship
SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Although their terrific brand of
play against the Chicago Cardinals yesterday handed
many a Packer bumps and bruises to carry around for
awhile, the squad fortunately escaped serious injury,
Dr. W.W. Kelly, corporation physician, announced 
today. None of the Packers, who played yesterday, will
be unfit for service against the Chicago Bears, and
Herman Schneidman, blocking quarterback who was on
the bench yesterday, probably will be ready for action,
Dr. Kelly said. Several stitches were taken yesterday in
the cut above tackle Lou Gordon's right eye. Ade
Schwammel incurred a bruised ankle, which is not
expected to bother him more than a few days, and
Arnold Herber acquired a charley horse from a kick in
the leg.
SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - Facing their second formidable
NFL foe in two weeks next Sunday at City stadium, the
Green Bay Packers were back at work today with the realization that the squad will be at almost full strength for the Chicago Bears' invasion. As the team resumed drills in an attempt to annex its second victory of the young league season, Green Bay and that large section of Wisconsin which holds the Packers as its own began to key up to the pre-game nervousness which characterized the annual clash between the Packers and Bears. Talk of Green Bay's chances against the mighty Bears began to monopolize every conversation, and the interest was reflected at the Packer ticket headquarters, where Director E.A. Spachmann reported the usual heavy advance sale. Officials for next Sunday's game will be as follows: referee, Bobby Cahn, Chicago; umpire, M.M. Meyer, Cleveland; headlinesman, Gunnar Elliott, Fort Wayne, Ind.; field judge, R.J. Erdlitz, Oshkosh. The Packers beat the Bears twice last season, and lots of people haven't yet figured out how it happened. They blazed a Herber to Hutson forward pass on the first play of the game here to win 7 to 0, and they rallied in the last three minutes at Chicago for two touchdowns to scratch out a 17 to 14 decision...SHOW GREAT SPIRIT: The team can't depend upon miracle plays this year, and Coach E.L. Lambeau is falling back upon the fiery spirit which the Packers displayed Sunday in coming from behind to defeat the Chicago Cardinals, 10 to 7. He looked over his casualty list with gratification for while many of the Packers received bumps and bruises, none of the men who played against the Cardinals will be unable to perform next Sunday, and there is the likelihood that Herman Schneidman, injured back who is one of the best blockers on the squad, will be recovered entirely from his leg injury. Lou Gordon is wearing a bandage over his injured right eye, which he recovered early in the Cardinal game, but Gordon, who saw his new team triumph over the old, is one of the happiest men on the Packer squad. Champ Seibold and Ade Schwammel bruised their legs, but not badly, and the rest of the squad will be in top shape. Their lack of injuries in the terrific battle with the Cardinals offered the players new proof that the ones who hit hardest aren't the ones who get hurt. The Cardinals, it was said, would have difficulty putting a full team on the field if they had to play a league opponent next Sunday.
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - A survey of the Chicago Bears football squad shows that 23 universities and colleges are represented on the complete roster of 31 which includes the two new men, Dan Fortmann and Joe Stydahar, who played with the Collegiate All-Stars in Chicago, Aug. 30, against the Detroit Lions. Minnesota leads with four players, Marquette and Nebraska have three each and Millikin (Decature, Ill.), Northwestern and West Virginia are represented by two each. John Doering, a Milwaukee High School product, is the only player without a college background...AVERAGE WEIGHT 207: The average weight of the squad is 207 pounds, 223 for the line and 191 for the backs. George Musso, veteran tackle, is the club heavyweight, weighing 270 pounds at this writing but going down, and Molesworth, who reports his weight at 168, the same as it was last season, is the pygmy. The average weight is six feet, one inch. Russ Thompson, new tackle from Nebraska, topping the boys with his six feet, five inches, just one-half inch over Ted Rosequist, and Molesworth and George Corbett being the "runts" at five feet, nine and a half inches. The boys average 25 years in age, with Jules (Zuck) Carlson being the "daddy" with his 32 years and Fortmann the baby with his mere 20 years, which also makes him one of the youngest in the big circuit. Carlson, who is in his ninth season with the Bears, also is the dean in point of service, his nearest rival being Luke Johnsos, who is in his seventh year as end and second season as assistant coach...FOUR PLAYED BEFORE: Only four, Ray Richard, Ed Kawal, Carl Brumbaugh and Molesworth, played on professional teams before joining the Bears. Richards, Brumbaugh, Bill Karr, Beattie Feathers, Carlson, Ookie Miller, Jack Manders, Molesworth, Luke Johnsos, Bill Hewitt, Rosequist, Gene Ronzani, John Sisk and George Grosvenor are married. The first seven have children. George, William and Johnson predominate as first names with Ed, Joe and Ray in the second division. They take in 16 men, there being five Georges, if Coach Halas is included, and three Williams and Johns. The others include two each.
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) -The Green Bay Lions club, with new members of the Green Bay Packers as its guests, conducted a post-mortem of Sunday's Packer-Cardinal game at its regular meeting, held at Hotel Northland yesterday afternoon. The program was an all-football affair. LaVern R. Dilweg, former Packer and president of the Lions, introduced Coach E.L. Lambeau, himself a Lion, who in turn introduced the new Packers - Cal Clemens, Russ Letlow, Bernard Scherer, Lou Gordon, Anthony Paulekas, Paul Miller, Ralph Miller, Harry Mattos, Wayland Becker and Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith. "The thing that was most evident to me in Sunday's game," said Dilweg, "is the brilliant fighting spirit which the Packers displayed - a a great determination which may mean much in future games." Lambeau stated by explaining the officials' error which led to the Cardinals' only touchdown, and nearly spelled defeat or a tie for Green Bay....RUN WAS ILLEGAL: "Bill Smith of the Cardinals recovered a fumbled lateral and carried it 59 yards, paving the way for the Chicago touchdown. The rules specifically state that a fumbled lateral, recovered by the opposing team, is dead at the point of recovery." A similar play arose in the Packer-Cardinal game at Chicago last season, when on a field goal attempt by Schwammel, with Blood holding the ball, the Cardinal team was offside. Hoping to catch the Cards offside and gain the penalty for the Packers, center Frank Butler hurriedly passed the ball to Blood, who couldn't hang onto it, and lateraled to Schwammel. Schwammel missed the ball and Bill Smith of the Cards recovered, running for an apparent touchdown. The officials called the play back and gave the ball to the Cardinals at the point of recovery. "The club's spirit is fine," Lambeau continued, "but we know by experience that the Bears are going to be very tough." The Packer coach explained the reasons why Harry Mattos and Ralph Miller, two new players, were not used Sunday. Joe Laws was running the club well in the second half, when the Packers' big putsch was underway, and Lambeau feared to break up a combination that was clicking. Similarly, he needed Ernie Smith at left tackle for his kicking ability after Champ Seibold, who had played great ball, was injured, and this left Miller on the bench...WON ON SPIRIT: "We won the championship in 1929 on spirit," Lambeau said, "but there had been a letup in recent years. We have the recipe again this season, and we have a club which whenever called upon is prepared to go out and produce. We are going to go after our opponents one at a time, and the Bears are next." Sunday's game proved that the 1936 Packers have everything they need to be a winning combination, Dilweg continued later in the meeting. He discussed the interference ruling by Field Judge Verne Lewellen, who gave the Packers the ball on the Cardinal 2-yard line following a pass attempt. "It was unfortunate that Lew had to make that decision," said the former Packer, "but we all know that he calls 'em as he sees them. Furthermore, he was right on the spot where the play occurred, and was prepared to see exactly what happened."...MAY WIN OUT: "With the spirit they have displayed already, and the type of play they showed themselves capable of Sunday, Green Bay may come out on top this year. Everyone in the community is back of the Packers one hundred percent. What we want is what we have - a great football team." Bernard Darling, also a former Packer, came on with another error by the officials. On a pass to Gantenbein, the Packer end caught the ball and lateraled to Tony Paulekas, who threw a forward pass after the catch. According to the rules, the Packers should have been given a 5-yard penalty from the point the pass was caught. Instead, the ball was brought back to the original line of scrimmage and a penalty was attached from that point. This was another sample of the stupid officiating, Darling point out, which marred Sunday's game. Dilweg criticized the field generalship at stages of the game. With three downs to go, six inches from the goal, he believed Swede Johnston should have been elected to carry the ball across on a direct pass from center. "Just remember, though," he concluded, "that this was the first big game of the season. From the general type of play we must admit that the Packers played fine football. Their blocking was good, and their tackling deadly." Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith spoke briefly.
SEPT 15 (Milwaukee) - Professionals must be careful of what they eat and drink, for football exacts stern demands upon the human system. On the eve of the big game the pros dine sparingly and on the day when they play they do not partake of much food until the game is ended. I recall from my college days at Notre Dame an incident wherein one varsity player thought he could eat all he wanted and still play. I refer to "Peaches" Nodolny, a 210-pound tackle whose play satisfied even the great Knute Rockne. Peacher was tops, all right, but he had one weakness. He liked to eat too much. Pork chops and pork sausages were his particular temptations. One Saturday afternoon in 1918, when the Notre Dame team was on its way to Lafayette, Ind., to play Purdue university, the train carrying the players stopped at a small junction to await connections with a main line train. Knute Rockne passed through the sidetracked coach spoke cheerfully to us, and repeated a favorite warning about not eating heavy foods before game time. I recall that Rock patted the great George Gipp on the shoulder as if he expected great things of him that day, and he wasn't disappointed. Peaches, who was sitting at an open window, suddenly sniffed the delicious odor of pork sausages frying in a small boxcar restaurant a few feet from the railroad tracks. When Rockne disappeared into the railroad station to check on train time, Peaches got off the coach and sneaked into the restaurant through a rear door. A short time later he returned licking his lips and smiling from ear to ear. "If I can't eat, I can't play," he told us. During the first quarter of that Purdue game, Peaches played an inspired brand of ball. He charged savagely and held the Purdue ball carriers when they tried to knife through his tackle position. Finally, after considerable battering, Peaches began to show signs of wear. A Purdue back crashed through his position for five yards after the interference had wiped Peaches out of the play. Nodolny's face was almost green when he got to his feet. There was a sickly grin on his lips. The Notre Dame boys, Eddie Anderson, Hunk Anderson, George Gipp, Norman Berry, I and others, immediately called time out. "What's the matter, Peaches?" asked George Gipp. "Too many pork sausages?" Peaches tried to grin again, and stubbornly insisted on continuing the game. Once more that hard driving Purdue back came through right tackle. Peaches was only partly taken out of the play. He rose quickly to his feet and attempted to block the Purdue ball carrier. The next moment a round, helmeted head went smack into his stomach. Nodolny groaned, and then the pork sausages and he parted company. Rock yanked him then. I never learned what he told Peaches, but you can judge for yourself.
SEPT 15 (Chicago) - Gomer Jones, All-American center from Ohio State who starred against the Detroit Lions in the All-Star game, jumped his contract with the Chicago Cardinals yesterday to return to the Cleveland Indians of the newly formed American league. Jones had signed with the Indians previously as assistant coach and playing captain, but signed with the Cardinals last week when the Cleveland club announced it would abandon its franchise. Later Cleveland officials announced they would go through with their plans to sponsor a club. Jones left the Cardinals at Green Bay Sunday night, after working out with the team two days. He did not appear in the Packer game Sunday. He will receive $3,000 for the season at Cleveland, he told Cardinal officials.
Green Bay Packers (1-0) 10, Chicago Cardinals (0-1) 7
Sunday September 13th 1936 (at Green Bay)
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears, loaded with heavy artillery for a successful renewal of their long series with the Green Bay Packers, will arrive here Saturday noon over the Milwaukee road, and will take an afternoon workout before setting down to the weekend's football assignment. Coach E.L. Lambeau reassembled his squad in the rain yesterday and found
that his injury list was a bit more imposing than at first
believed, although he still hopes to have all his players
except Buckets Goldenberg ready for service Sunday.
Several of the Packers were bumped and bruised
severely in last Sunday's bitter Cardinal game, and they
have been limping in a manner which caused the coach,
Assistant Red Smith and Trainer Dave Woodward some
worry...NEED TIMING DRILL: Several Packers were
excused from signal drill, and while this enables their
injuries to improve, it prevents them from getting much
needed practice in timing, vital if next Sunday's offense
plays are to be run properly. Sunday's game will be the
25th between the Bears and Packers since 1921, and it
is expected to develop into no less an argument than
those which preceded it. Thirty Bears, accompanied by
Coach George Halas and Assistants Red Grange and
Luke Johnsos, will invade City stadium on Sunday. The
roster includes most of the dynamite which has caused
havoc in professional football circles for the past several
seasons, reinforced by enough new material to provide
the Packers with several bad headaches. At ends the
Bears have Bill Hewitt, always a troublemaker for the
Packers; William Karr, Johnsos, and Robert Allmann,
the latter a former Michigan Stater who is making his
debut with the Bears...TACKLES ARE TOUGH: The
Chicago tackles are tall and hefty, including the veteran
George Musso, a 258-pound Millkin product; Milton
Trost of Marquette, who weighs 203; Ted Rosequist of
Ohio State, 213 pounder; Joe Stydahar of West Virginia,
230-pound lineman who starred in the College All-Star
game; and Russ Thompson, 248 pounds, a Nebraska
player who is breaking into the big time. The Chicago
guards pack an equal amount of beef. They include Ray
Richards, 222, Nebraska; Joe Zeller, 203, Indiana; 
Jules Carlson, 198, Oregon State; Melford Miller, 211,
Chadron Normal; Dan Fortmann, 210, Colgate; and Ed
Michaels, 197, Villanova. At center the Bears have Frank Sullivan, 203, Loyola; Edward Kawal, 198, Illinois; and Charles (Ookie) Miller, 204, Purdue...CARRY MANY BACKS: The particular interest of Packer fans centers in the large assortment of backs carried by the Chicago squad, most of them extremely dangerous and capable players. Men who will be seen in action in the Bears' backfield Sunday are the following: Bernie Masterson, 195, Nebraska; Carl Brumbaugh, 178, Florida; Bill Pollock, 187, Penn Military; Keith Molesworth, 168, Monmouth; George Corbett, 177, Millikin; Gene Ronzani, 191, Marquette; Johnny Sisk, 187, Marquette; George Grosvenor, 172, Colorado; Beattie Feathers, 177, Tennessee; Ray Nolting, 185, Cincinnati; John Doering, 215, independent; Bronko Nagurski, 228, Minnesota; and Jack Manders, 200, Minnesota.
​SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - A professional football team's most desirable asset is a quarterback who is sufficiently alert mentally to take advantage of the breaks and get the jump on an opponent. An example was Harry O'Boyle's generalship in our game with the hardy Portsmouth Spartans at Green Bay several years ago. The Spartans led by the score of 10-7 late in the third quarter, and it appeared as if they would win the game. Early in the fourth quarter the Packers began to march from our own 15-yard line which took us to the Portsmouth 22-yard line. On that march O'Boyle, former Notre Damer, noticed that whenever we shifted to the right, the Portsmouth guard on the weak side of the line would overshift. O'Boyle refrained from driving a play at that guard's position, but continued to send fullback spinners straight into the line, end runs to the right, and he also threw a few forward passes. O'Boyle was waiting to utilize that spot at right guard at the proper time. On the 22-yard line O'Boyle saw his opportunity. He called for a fullback spinner with Clark Hinkle, Bucknee, carrying the ball. True to form, the opposing guard on the weak side of the line overshifted. Instead of plowing over center as on previous plays, Hinkle cut over through the gap left open by the overshift and romped 22 yards for a touchdown, which won the game for us 14-10. I like players, too, who can chance the direction of plays quickly when they observe a weakness in the opposing line or backfield. I recall a game in 1930 when we played the Minneapolis Marines where the quick thinking of Joseph "Red" Dunn, our quarterback, resulted in a score. Dunn began to call a signal to punt when we were on the Minneapolis 35-yard line, fourth down and eight to go. Tom Nash, our right end, played quite wide. However, none of the Minneapolis players followed him, for they were convinced we were going to punt. Our quarterback noticed this. Quickly he changed signals and flipped a short pass to Nash. No one was within 20 yards of Tom when he caught the ball and raced to the 10-yard stripe. Line plunges from that point carried us over for a touchdown. Give me the quick-thinking player in preference to the man-mountain who is slow on his feet and in thinking as well. We like brawn in pro football, but we like it sprinkled generously with mental pepper.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Their second NFL game of the
infant season getting closer by the hour, the Green Bay
Packers are drilling twice daily in an effort to be fully
prepared for their clash with the Chicago Bears at City
stadium Sunday afternoon. Two or three of the Packers
are causing Coach E.L. Lambeau considerable worry,
as their legs received a severe battering against the
Chicago Cardinals last week, and he is afraid they may
not be in the best of shape for the severe struggle he
expects next Sunday..SET INJURY RECORD: Although
the Cardinal-Packer fracas set something of a record
for injuries and bitter football play, the Packer-Bear
series always has surpassed it in feeling between the
teams, and Lambeau fears additional injuries to the Bay
squad if the bruised men are smacked by the invaders.
Neverthless, the Packers are in much better shape than
they were when they faced the Bears for the first time
last season and squeezed out a 7 to 0 victory on the
83-yard Herber to Hutson forward pass gain...ARRIVE
AT NOON: The Bears will arrive here at noon Saturday
and will headquarter at the Hotel Northland, as did the
Cardinals last week. Another visitor from Chicago will be
Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune and
manager of the annual All-Star game, who may be 
looking over the teams as prospective opponents for
next year's college squad. The winner of the league's
Western division title annually battles the College All-
Stars at Soldier field, and both the Packers and Bears
have ideas about the 1937 game.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Holding a 34-game series edge
in games won and points scoring, but upset twice last
season, the Chicago Bears will play their 35th game
with the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Sunday
afternoon. Indications are that the Bears will not permit
the Packers' 1935 miracle plays, which sent Chicago
away from two fields with the sting of 7-0 and 17-14
defeats tacked onto them, to succeed again, and only a
hard, vicious type of football is expected to produce a
victory. Green Bay's 1935 victories over the Bears were
two of the greatest wins in the long series - the most
extended and most bitter of the NFL...SCORE ON
OPENER: The Packer decision over the Chicago team at City stadium last September was more decisive than the 7 to 0 score indicates. The Bears opened the game by kicking off to the Bays, and Bruder fumbled, recovering on the 17-yard line. On the next play Herber fell back to the goal line and shot a pass to Don Hutson, which the end grabbed on the dead run and sped past Beattie Feathers into open country, completing an 83-yard gain for the only touchdown of the game. When the contest ended, the Packers were pounding away again at the Bears' goal line. In Chicago the Bays staged one of the most amazing rallies in all football history to overcome a 14-3 Bear lead. An early field goal by Clarke Hinkle gave the Packers a 3-0 margin, but touchdowns by Ronzani and Sisk wiped out the advantage, and sent the Bears ahead, 14 to 3. With less than three minutes to play, the cause looked hopeless, but Herber completed a pass to Hutson, who squirmed past half a dozen Bears and completed a 40-yard dash to the goal line...TEAM STILL TRAILING: As the Packers kicked off to the Bears they still were at a 14-10 disadvantage, but Masterson fumbled and Ernie Smith recovered deep in Chicago territory. Sauer hit the line and Bruder snared a pass to cut down the distance, and then the Herber-Hutson combination clicked again, sending the Alabama flankman over the line for the winning touchdown. The Bear-Packer series has been filled with bitter competition. The most decisive victory in the string is the 25 to 0 pasting which a championship Packer team handed the Bears in 1929, while the Bears have two 21-0 margins over Green Bay, one in 1925 and the other in 1930.
SEPT 17 (Chicago) - Thirty players were named by Coach George Halas to make the trip to Green Bay, Wis., where on Sunday the Chicagoans will make their debut in the NFL against the Packers. Reds Pollock, galloping halfback, who joined the squad last year, and Milford Miller, a guard who came from Chadron, Neb., last season, were left at home on account of injuries sustained in the exhibition game at Oklahoma City, Sept. 8. Their absence, while not exactly crippling, will noticeably lessen the reserve strength, and with the Packers considered even tougher than usual, this loss may prove to be a very important item. The players who invade the Badger city are Hewitt, Karr, Johnsos and Allmann, ends; Musso, Trost, Rosequist, Stydahar and Thompson, tackles; Richards, Zeller, Oech, Fortmann, Carlson and Michaels, guards; Sullivan, Miller and Kawal, centers; Masterson, Brumbaugh and Corbett, quarterbacks; and Molesworth, Ronzani, Sisk, Grosvenor, Feathers, Nolting, Doehring, Nagurski and Manders, backs...MAKING PRO BOW: Of this group, Stydahar, West Virginia; Oech, Minnesota; Fortmann, Colgate; Allman, Michigan State; Thompson, Nebraska; Holting, Cincinnati; and Michaels, Villanova, will be making their bow in the big league. Thompson has the distinction of being the giant of the outfit. He stands 6 feet, 5 inches and weighs 248, while Fortmann is the squad's youngest, being only 20 years old. Ted Rosequist, familiar to Green Bay fans as a tackle, has been drilled at end by Halas since the Bears went into training the middle of last month at the St. John's Military Academy, Delafield, Wis., and doubtless will be given a crack at that spot sometime during hostilities. The big Ohio State kid is just half an inch shorter than Thompson and is unusually active for his bulk. Incidentally he joined the roster of married men this summer...NONE TOO STRONG: Nolting was impressive in the preliminary season for not only does he seem to fit as a ball carrier, but he is an excellent punter, a department in which the Bears have been none too strong. Stydahar, who came to the squad upon the recommendation of Karr and Brumbaugh, the former an alumnus of and the latter assistant coach at West Virginia last season, is the only rookie, who is expected to be in the starting lineup. He's another young giant, standing 6 feet, 4 inches and weighing 230, who is as tough as they grow. The other newcomers survived the most terrific contest for berths ever experienced by the Bears. Not only was it hot among the new talent but the "old guard" spent many an uneasy hour and there were audible sighs of relief when the list was posted after the third cut. Seven still must be released to pare down to the league limit after the third scheduled game. Carlson, the dean of the outfit, will inaugurate his ninth year in the big time. He tops Luke Johnsos by two season, and at the ripe old age of 32, is just as spry and hard boiled as ever. He'll probably be in at the kickoff.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - With the Chicago Bears scheduled to reach Green Bay at noon tomorrow, and a prospective overflow crowd scheduled to reach City stadium any time afternoon noon on Sunday, Coach E.L. Lambeau today laid out the training schedule of the
Green Bay Packers for the next 48 hours. The team 
met at the Beaumont hotel for a skull drill last night, 
and practiced this morning at Joannes park. There will
be another workout Saturday morning, and a chalk talk
tomorrow night will conclude the pregame sessions. All
that remains to be done after that is beat the Bears. As
Lambeau looked over his prospects today he expressed
his opinion that this would be something of a task. 
Several Packer veterans were bruised severely against
the Cardinals last Sunday, and have not responded to
treatment as rapidly as was expected. Arnold Herber
had not thrown a pass or called a signal all week, and
George Sauer also has been out of practice...MILT
GANTENBEIN IS HURT: Add to this list, Gantenbein,
who played a sensational but back-breaking game
against the Cards, and you have the beginning of an
imposing list of doubtfuls. Herman Schneidman, the
blocking quarterback, may be available for service 
again, but is another questionable prospect and
Buckets Goldenberg will have another week of nursing
his chipped leg on the sidelines. Lambeau expected
Sauer, Herber, Gantenbein and Schneidman to be in
shape to meet the Bears, but he now is convinced that
if they play their efficiency is apt to be lowered because
they missed so many of this week's practice sessions.
Furthermore, the Bears are the underdog this time,
having lost twice to the Packers last season, and they
are coming to Green Bay in perfect condition, not 
having played a game since Labor Day. All this adds up
to one total - the Packers will have another terrific
Sunday afternoon on their hands, and will have to stage
another demonstration of pile-driver blocking and 
tackling if they are to remain in the driver's seat of the
NFL's Western division...VICTORY ALL IMPORTANT:
A victory over the Bears Sunday will set up things
beautifully, as it will leave the Packers with nothing but
time on their hands until Oct. 4, when they tackle the
Cardinals again in Milwaukee. Sept. 27 is an open date.
Before the Bays will be in action again the Cardinals
will have played the Lions at Detroit, and the Chicago
Bears will have appeared in Philadelphia. While the
Packers and Cards are scrapping at Milwaukee Oct. 4,
the Bears will invade the lair of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Nothing short of a capacity crowd is billed for City 
stadium, and E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales
headquarters at the Legion building, has been the
busiest man in town this week. Spectators are urged
to reach the park early to avoid congestion, as last year
several hundred, arriving late, missed the spectacular
touchdown play which won the game for the Packers.
SEPT 18 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions today announced
the purchase of Joe Kopcha, who played guard last
season, from the Chicago Bears. The purchase price
was not announced. Kopcha will make his debut with
the professional champions in an exhibition game at Grand Rapids, Mich. tonight. A former four-sport athlete at the University of Chattanooga, he has played in the Bears' line for six seasons.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - A two and a half hour drill that included a short scrimmage, concluded heavy work for the Bears this week in their preparation for the invasion of Green Bay for their opening National league test Sunday afternoon. Today a light signal drill was held and Saturday the squad of 30 will entertain for the Badger town. Impressed with the greatly changed style of offense employed by the Packers this season in their 10 to 7 victory over the strong Cardinals, Coach George Halas devoted much time this week to adjustments calculated to meet situations as reported by the scouting department...HALAS MAKES CHANGES: Today he made a couple of changes in the starting lineup, keeping only Joe Stydahar, new tackle from West Virginia, on the first call. Stydahar, a giant of action, may either make or break in his efforts to land a berth for it will be his first experience with the post-graduates. Carl Brumbaugh, for five years the premier "general" of the big league, will renew acquaintances with the Packers and Green Bay fans at the kickoff. "Little Napoleon" was out last season on account of helping Coach Bill Karr's alma mater, West Virginia university. His return to the field gives the Bears a fine trio of quarterbacks, Bernie Masterson and George Corbett being the others. Jack Manders, the greatest point kicker in the history of football, is expected to start at halfback. He proved a great ball carrier and blocker last year when called upon to shoulder the added load normally carried by Bronko Nagurski, who was out most of the campaign with a severe case of arthritis in his hip...BRONKO IS BACK: An operation and a long rest this summer, incidentally, seems to have brought the great Bronko back to his usual form. He will see plenty of action Sunday. Keith Molesworth, long a familiar player in the league, is starting his eighth in the pro game, and sixth season with the Bears. Missing the two weeks preliminary conditioning at the St. John's Military academy, on account of playing baseball with Syracuse, N.Y., he reported in perfect physical shape and needed only to brush up on the plays. Considered one of the fastest and one of the hardest ball carriers to drag down despite his being a half-pint, Moley reigns supreme at returning punts. He may grab a couple from Hinkle or Herber Sunday. At this time Halas expects to start Hewitt and Karr, ends; Stydahar and Musso, tackles; Carlson and Zeller, guards; Miller, center; and Brumbaugh, Feathers, Sisk and Manders. It will be remembered that Zeller broke into the big time with Green Bay in 1931, after a fine career at Indiana...MAY ENTER POLITICS: Incidentally Zeller is a probation officer for an East Chicago court, a job he holds the year round, and while it may be "talking out of school," Joe plans to run for sheriff in Lake Country in the none too distant future. With the exception of Reds Pollock, halfback, and Mil Miller, guard, who are not fully recovered from injuries sustained in an exhibition in Oklahoma City, Sept. 8, the Bears are in excellent condition and fine spirits for their big test Sunday and it goes without saying they would rather beat the Packers than any other outfit in the circuit, with the possible exception of the Cardinals.
SEPT 18 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears will complete preparations today for the opening game of their championship campaign Sunday at Green Bay, Wis., where they meet the Packers, one of their chief rivals for supremacy. Addition of new men and two All-Star games in the south have brought the Bears up to the opening game much stronger than they were last year when they began the season at Green Bay in defeat. Their apparent improvement, however, is offset by the new strength the Packers revealed last week in turning back the Chicago Cardinals. 10 to 7...PACKERS USE NEW OFFENSIVE: The Packers further complicated the Bears' task by employing a new offensive, an attack based on modifications of the Notre Dame system. including an unbalanced line and strong weak side formations. The attack is rounded out with new pass formations designed to thwart opponents who concentrate their defense on Don Huston, star Packer end. Hutson's ability as a receiver and his speed made him one of the most closely watched men in the league last year. Despite this vigilance, Hutson broke away to win several games for the Packers, notable two against the Bears, one, 7 to 0, on an 87 yards pass and another later in the season at Wrigley field when he scored twice in the last three minutes to turn a 14 to 3 defeat into a 17 to 14 victory. Hutson was a marked man again last Sunday against the Cardinals, but Coach George Halas and 15 of his Bears who made a scouting trip to Green Bay in a special car, saw Herber, Hinkle and Sauer throw passes to Milt Gantenbein, veteran end, for sizable gains while the Cardinals were ganging on Hutson...MILLER NURSES INJURED LEG: The Bears are reported in excellent shape, only two men being unfit for participation. Red Pollock, halfback, yesterday was released from the hospital, where he had been sent for treatment for a kidney injury received in the All-Star game at Dallas. Milford Miller, tackle holdover from last year, is nursing a severely injured leg. Otherwise the squad is without an ache. Its offense is expected to be greatly improved through the recovery of Bronko Nagurski, line smashing fullback, who was out nearly all last season. The Bears will go to Green Bay tomorrow morning and work out there tomorrow afternoon. A special all-expense train will carry several hundred fans from Chicago Sunday morning, leaving at 8:55 over the Chicago, St. Paul and Milwaukee road. The Bears will return immediately after the game on the special.
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - Both eastern games proved to be surprises to the dopesters. Philadelphia turned back the New York Giants, 10 to 7, and the Pittsburgh Pirates won over the Boston Redskins, 10 to 0...The Green Bay Packers triumphed over the Chicago Cardinals by the score of 10 to 7. It was a battle royal with numerous injuries and penalties on both sides. A 10,000 crowd was thrilled from first to closing whistle...Art Buss, onetime Chicago Bear lineman, made his first appearance under new colors with Philadelphia. He was in the starting lineup at left tackle...Last year's eastern championship New York Giants dropped their opener to the Eagles. Victory was clinched by a last period field goal by Hank Reese. Thirty thousand fans were present...Dave Smukler, former Temple university star, made his pro debut with Philadelphia with some outstanding forward passing. His aerial efforts were responsible for drives that led to scores...Reese had to kick two successive field goals to make it count in the Eagles' win over New York. The first was nullified when Philadelphia was ruled offside...A fumble paved the way for the Pittsburgh defeat of Boston. Kakasic picked up the ball, dropped by Ed Smith on Boston's 26-yard line, and carried it over for the only touchdown of the game...A crowd of 15,622 saw the Pittsburgh 10 to 0 upset victory over Boston. The game was played under a wilting summer sun. George Kakasic, second stringer, scored nine of the Pirate points...Verne Lewellen, former Packer backfield star, has been added to the officiating staff of the NFL. During his gridiron career, Lewellen ranked with Ernie Nevers and Ken Strong when it came to punting the ball...George Halas, coach of the Chicago Bears, evidently believes in "wholesale" scouting as he had 18 of his huskies at the Card-Packer game in Green Bay last Sunday. What's more each of the Bears was well armed with pads and pencils...Paul Schissler, the Brooklyn mentor, is expecting great things from Dick Crayne, a big hustling backfielder who played three years for Iowa in the Big Ten. Crayne saw service with the All-Stars in the Detroit Lions' contest...Tuffy Leemans should go places with the New York Giants. This slippery running backfield, fresh from the college ranks, has all the earmarks of a stellar ball lugger and Coach Steve Owens is "sold" on him already...President Joe F. Car is predicting the greatest season in the history of professional football. According to Carr, the "weak sisters" of other years have been bolstered and it is going to be a free-for-all pennant chase...Lou Gordon, a stalwart lineman for the Chicago Cardinals for six seasons, played with the Packers last Sunday against his former teammates. Gordon got a bad gash over his eye in the second scrimmage but "he ain't blaming nobody."...Bo Molenda, one of the veterans of the National league, is serving as assistant coach of the Giants this fall. The former Michigan fullback knows his pro game from A to Z. He should be a valuable aide to the Mara-Owens combine...Gomer Jones has cast his lot with the Chicago Cardinals. Jones first decided to play postgraduate football with Cleveland in the American loop but when his club passed up its franchise, Jones accepted the Chi-Cards offer...Red Flaherty will do things with the Boston Redskins. At least that is the opinion around the circuit. The veteran end is a past master in gridiron strategy and he has a way about him that will get the best out of his players...Potsy Clark, the Detroit Lions' mentor, was among those present at the game in Green Bay last Sunday. The Motor City coach predicted a great race this fall and he added that his Lions would again be very much in the running...With his shoulder taped after dislocating, Dave Cook of the Cardinals went back in the game against Green Bay during the last minute of play to attempt a placekick from midfield. The charging Bays blocked the kick...Bert Bell's Philadelphia Eagles will be at home this Sunday to the Boston Redskins and a capacity throng is forecast as the Quaker City victory over New York last Sunday has kicked up lots of interest in staid old Philly...The Packers and Bears will resume their gridiron feud at Green Bay this Sunday. Ever since 1921 these clubs have been "footballing" each other. The teams have 34 games, the Bears winning 16, the Packers 14 and four were tied.
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - Onto the City stadium turf, 
loaded for Bear, tomorrow afternoon will go the Green
Bay Packers, prepared for a last-ditch struggle with 
Coach George Halas' Chicago professional team in an
effort to annex the Bay's second consecutive National
league victory. The Packers will not be in as good shape
as they were before last Sunday's Cardinal game, but
they will be in pretty good condition, at that, and the
capacity crowd which will witness their second league
effort is expected to witness a great engagement.
George Sauer and Milt Gantenbein, two of the Packers
who were dented during the Cardinal game, responded
slowly to injuries but came along faster later in the 
week, and both are likely to be in action tomorrow. 
Arnold Herber and Herman Schneidman, two veteran
backs, are on the doubtful list. If Herber is out, Packer
fans are apt to see considerable of Joe Laws, who
played his greatest game in a Packer uniform last
Sunday, and Harry (The Horse) Mattos, the Galloping
Gael from St. Mary's, who saw only one play against
the Cards but has looked red hot in practice...LINE IS
O.K.: The line is in good shape, and is primed to give
the Chicago forward wall a bruising. Tickets have been
selling like hot cakes, and the Packer management
had been watching the gauge closely. If the crowd
warrants it, more extra benches will be installed before
game time, as the Football corporation wants every fan
who deserves to see the game to be taken care of. It is
hoped that accommodations will be found for everyone.
As usual on the biggest day in Green Bay's football 
year, highways from all sections of Wisconsin and 
Upper Michigan will pour cars into Green Bay, starting
early tomorrow morning. Fans are reminded particularly
to be at the stadium early, as that action will avoid a
last-minute jam at the gates. The kickoff will be made
promptly at 2 o'clock...BEARS ARE HERE: The Bears
arrived at noon today, on the Milwaukee road, and were
taken to the Hotel Northland, where they will remain
until Sunday night. They looked fit and ready for 60
minutes of tough play. The Packers are prepared to 
shoot every bit of gridiron lore they possess tomorrow in
an effort to acquire win No. 2 in the Western division
race. After the game with the Bears they have two
weeks of practice, with an open date Sept. 27 on which
to rest up for their clash with the Cardinals at Milwaukee
Oct. 5. If Green Bay wins tomorrow, it will be in a
commanding position in the race, a fact of which Coach
George Halas is well aware. He is prepared to unload
the full Chicago repertoire upon the Packers in an 
attempt to snap the short winning streak which the
Bays now hold over his club.
SEPT 19 (Chicago) - Green Bay fans in appreciable
numbers always accompany the Packers to Chicago
for the Bears game and now, more and more each year,
the Bear fans are making the trip to the Badger city for the annual battle. The game Sunday will see a larger group from Chicago in the mob than ever before. This is indicated by the demand for reservations for the "special" being arranged by George Deverall, which pulls out over the Milwaukee Road at 8 a.m. Wise guys along the Rialto here have a hunch the Bears are liable to be "hot" this season. They are convinced that the Packers are, so they aren't so "nuts" when they figure that the winner Sunday may stand a swell chance of riding on through to the title. Thus the opportunity for a pleasant jaunt to Green Bay is made doubly attractive...LISTEN TO LECTURE: The squad of 30 players staged a snappy drill yesterday and listened to a brief lecture on the various phases of the game and plans as propounded by Professors Halas, Grange and Johnsos. All week the board of strategy have been concentrating on ideas to meet the Packer attacks, which the scouts, including Halas, found was different from the usual Lambeau routine, and the skull exercise was actually a council of war in which almost everybody had a voice. There was plenty of spirit but no over-confidence, for the boys know the Cardinals are a better team than the ones that set the Packers back five in a row, previous to last Sunday and the fact that no claim whatever that Lambeau has a powerhouse this season has filtered into Chicagoland is silence that is ominous enough without the demonstration against the Cardinals. The Pack has passed its initial test and has had a week to bolster any deficiencies, but for the Bears it will be the first time out. Those two exhibition games, while helpful to some extent, were far from league competition regardless of scores and this year they cost the Bears Red Pollock and Mil Miller, which lowers the reserve strength for Sunday's combat...FEATHERS IS PAPA: Two of the Bears, Danny Fortmann, new guard from Colgate, and Bettie Feathers, veteran halfback, have reasons other than patriotic ones to win Sunday. Fortmann's jersey number is 13 and Feathers will be playing his first game as a father. His daughter arrived last week in Pennington Gap, Va., and Beattie is anxious to celebrate the event with a victory. Daddy Feathers needs no introductions to Packer fans of standing but for the new converts the Tennessee "Snake Hips" came up a year before last with a great collegiate rep in the South and expanded it in the North by streaking off a total of 1,004 yards, the first player to hit the thousand mark for one season. He did it in eleven games. Last year he was handicapped more than half the season with injuries. That he is in prime condition has been noted since the outfit went into camp at St. John's Military Academy the middle of last month. Incidentally Beattie, playing the outfield for Knoxville, socked the hoss hide at a .412 clip and cripples don't do that...MANDERS LOOKED GOOD: Not only has this elusive gent Bronko Nagurski to run interference but Jack Manders will share this duty. Manders did some mighty sprightly work in this regard last season, when the Bronk was nursing his arthritis and fuming on the bench. Bill Hewitt, for three seasons acclaimed the best end in the league, took a bow to Bill Karr at the close of last season, a player who, when he first reported didn't look so good to Coach Halas but who was retained at the insistence of Hewitt. Old "Lantern Jaw" is hot to regain any prestige he may have lost last year. Green Bay will be a long time forgetting that forward pass that Hewitt heaved to Johnsos over the goal line in the final seconds to pull a tough game out of the fire in 1934. That was Bill's maiden effort. He has attempted just two since then.
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - Out of the muddle of a football tradition, which emerged from the dim early days of the NFL, starting in 1921 and continuing without interruption since 1923 - has developed the 34-game football series between the Bears of Chicago and the Packers of Green Bay. It is betraying no confidence to repeat that these teams are going to play each other at City stadium tomorrow afternoon. Neither coach has made the slightest effort to keep the game a secret, and there will be no attempt to have the contest played in private. In fact, there is every indication that the stadium fences will be bulging well before the first
kickoff sails into East river. Each Packer game must have its predictions, and I was interested to notice the range of scores in the forecasts which were mailed in to me as part of my own little pregame guessing contest. Without a single exception, the fans predicted a Green Bay victory - but almost without exception, they decided that the Bears would score. The Bears didn't score against the Packers up here last year, but they clicked twice against them in Chicago, even though Green Bay was victorious in both games. They have a ruinous ground attack, a pretty fair passing game and a kicking sniper in Automatic Jack Manders. In the belief that the Bears' running campaign will click at least part of the time against the Packers, and that Manders may get close enough for a successful kick - and that Green Bay's passing show will pave the way for two touchdowns - I like a score of 14 to 10 tomorrow afternoon.
SEPT 20 (Chicago) - George Halas, Curly Lambeau and L.H. Joannes are three of the most worried men in America today. Mr. Halas is coach of the Chicago Bears. His team opens its National league season at Green Bay this afternoon. Mr. Lambeau is coach of the Green Bay Packers. His team faces the Bears. Mr. Joannes is president of the Packers, and he is aging a year every hour trying to devise a means of accommodating 25,000 fans in 12,000 pews. It will be the 34th league meeting between the two western division rivals, for years two of the outstanding teams in professional football. Their series has been one of the most popular in the post graduate game, but it seldom has aroused the interest manifest in today's contest. Operators of a special train from Chicago were forced to turn down reservations early in the week because of a scarcity of tickets to the game. The Packers management utilized all available space in the small Green Bay Stadium to erect temporary seats and still its accommodations are inadequate...IMPORTANT IN TITLE RACES: The contest itself promises to be worthy of all the traditions of the series which has been marked by intense rivalry and spectacular play. Aside from its entertainment value, it is of the utmost importance to the participants in their fight for the western division championship. Green Bay, already victorious over the Chicago Cardinals, gives evidence of becoming the strongest eleven in the league. The Bears, untried except in two All-Star contests which amounted to exhibitions, are faced with the necessity of regaining championship heights to maintain their popularity and prestige. A victory today will serve the twofold purpose of auspiciously launching their own campaign and slowing down the Packers, who have combined freshmen material with a new offense to effect a formidable attack. It is possible that out of today's game will come the new league champion. The Bears will rely largely on veterans to stem the spinners and weak side thrust off an unbalanced line with which the Packers, previously disciples of the Notre Dame system, piled up 174 yards by rushing in whipping the Cardinals, 10 to 7, last week. Running plays against the Cardinals, the league's champion defensive eleven last year, brought the Packers 10 first downs...BEARS SCOUT PACKERS: Fifteen of the Bears accompanied Coach Halas to Green Bay last week on a scouting expedition and have a first hand knowledge of the plays which baffled the Cardinals. The line which will have the first opportunity to stop the plunging of George Sauer, Clark Hinkle and Hank Bruder will be composed of six veterans and one rookie, Joe Stydahar, giant West Virginia tackle. Stydahar was a star in the All-Star game at Soldiers' field on Sept. 2. In that contest he became thoroughly acquainted with the professional type of play as he wreaked havoc with the champion Detroit Lions' running plays. Halas will start the veterans, Bill Karr and Bill Hewitt, at end, with George Musso, an all-league tackle, teaming with Stydahar. Jack Carlson, who is starting his ninth season with the Bears, will man the guards, with Ookie Miller, old Purdue star, at center. This combination in other years has been a formidable offensive unit. If it hits its stride today, the Bears expect to send veteran backs on long gallops through the Packer secondary...FEATHERS, SISK TO START: Beattie Feathers, who in 1934 set an all-time record for ground gain in his first year with the Bears, and John Sisk, fleet Marquette star, who is especially adept at pass defense, will start at the halfbacks with Jack Manders at fullback. Bernie Masterson will call the signals. Later Carl Brumbaugh, for years one of he league's greatest quarterbacks, and Bronko Nagurski, line crushing fullback, who expects to take up where he left off when arthritis laid him low early last fall, will be called upon. Brumbaugh will be making a comeback after a year's leave of absence to coach at West Virginia. The Packers' chief running threats will be Sauer, who was handicapped with injuries last year, his first in professional football, and Bob Monnett, the pint sized speedster, who gained 36 yards in five attempts against the Cardinals last week.