GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - The Green Bay Packers and the Chicago
Cardinals skidded back and forth across a frozen and
treacherous Wrigley field here Sunday afternoon in the
last regularly scheduled NFL game for both teams, and
battled without decision to a scoreless tie. Each team
missed one field goal attempt, and that just about
represents the scoring situation. The game was played
under almost unbearable conditions, in the bitter cold,
with frozen puddles making footing highly uncertain,
and before a chilled, silent crowd of 4,800. Due to these
factors, the contest was dull and sodden, with both
teams battling vainly to score. Although the game
wouldn't have decided anything had either squad won it,
the Western title having been decided in Green Bay's
favor the previous week, feeling ran high on the field and
the players packed plenty of punch. Ernie Smith of
Green Bay and Mike Mikulak of the Cards packed a 
little too much, and in the fourth period were chased to
the showers ahead of schedule after trading wallops
following a skirmish. Ernie objected to Mikulak's playing
methods and clouted him, the Cardinal backfield ace
responding, and it took several players and officials to
get them apart. Coach E.L. Lambeau started a team
consisting mostly of men who have not been getting in
a majority of minutes, and they did great work. Cal
Clemens, a Packer freshman, stayed in the entire 60
minutes, Bernard Scherer missed only three or four
plays, and several other hard-working linemen and 
backs remained in the lineup until the start of the fourth
period, when Lambeau chased in a flock of substitutes.
CARDS HAD EDGE
Statistics reveal that the Cardinals gained an edge in
ground gaining, but they made few real scoring thrusts,
although George Grosvenor was a constant threat,
lugging the ball on 35 occasions, most of them for good
yardage. Once he broke into the clear and was on his
way to the goal, only to be halted dead by Paul Miller's
hard tackle. Miller was the last man between Grosvenor
and the pay country. There were few times when a
touchdown appeared to be in the making. Halfway
through the third period Paul Engebretsen of Green Bay
attempted a field goal from the 35 yard line, but the try
was blocked, and a few plays from the end of the game
Cardinal Bill Smith tried another kick, this time from 26
yards out but the icy ball fell considerably short. Bob
Monnett and Swede Johnston, in addition to playing fine
defensive ball again a Chicago team which wanted very
sincerely to defeat the Packers, did the greater portion
of the ball toting. Most of the gains were fairly small,
although Monnett shook loose for 13 yards once.
Neither team made much attempt to gain through the
air, forward passing conditions being nearly impossible.
The Packers attempted 10 tosses, of which three were
complete, while the Cards went into the air but five
times, completing two. Joe Laws was the day's best
pass receiver, grabbing a couple of Monnett's flips for a
total gain of 20 yards.
GORDON IS STAR
Lou Gordon's great defensive play stood out in the first
period, most of which was a duel between rival punters.
Late in the quarter the Cardinals got a ground attack
working which carried deep into Packer territory, and in
fact reached the Green Bay 3-yard line. The game
started with the Packers taking the offensive, Monnett
returning the opening kickoff to the Green Bay 32-yard
line, where Tipton tackled him. Monnett smacked right
tackle for two yards and Johnston hit left guard for a
couple more, after which Johnston punted to Grosvenor,
who was dumped by Wayland Becker on the Cardinal
32-yard line. Buckets Goldenberg stopped Grosvenor 
for a one-yard gain. Grosvenor hit right tackle for six
yards before Clemens and Goldenberg nailed him, and 
on the next thrust Clemens broke through to smear
Grosvenor for a loss of eight yards. This called for a
punt, and the hard-working Grosvenor got it off, Monnett
being unable to get his hands on the ball permanently
and Blood recovering on the Green Bay 41. The play
was called back and when a 5-yard penalty was tacked
onto Green Bay, the Cardinals had a first down on their
own 37. Grosvenor continued to haul the freight
unassisted. He slid into right tackle for three yards 
before Letlow got him, but on the next play lost 10 
yards when Scherer got past the scrimmage line and
laid him low. Grosvenor then kicked out of bounds on 
the Green Bay 28-yard stripe, and the Packers took up
the offensive burden.
BRINGS FIRST DOWN
The effort brought a first down. Monnett was good for
four yards at left guard, Baker tackling him, and then
Bobby rode right end for five yards before Mikulak 
caught him. Johnston nudged into right tackle for the
yard that made it first down on the Packers' 38. The
attack went sour when Monnett was spilled for an eight
yard loss by Tipton, and the same player stopped
Monnett for a 2-yard gain at right tackle. Clemens
punted down into Cardinal territory, Gordon downing the
ball on the Chicago 31-yard stripe. Dowell was stopped
by Johnston for no gain at right end, and then a break
gave the Cards their first scoring chance. Grosvenor
punted to Monnett, who fumbled, and Fields recovered for Chicago on the Green Bay 39-yard line. The Cards swung into battle formation, and on the next play they shook Grosvenor loose through right tackle for 12 yards and a first down on the Packer 27. Grosvenor got four yards before Goldenberg nailed him, and added two more in a punch at right tackle, Letlow and Goldenberg halting him. Dowell fumbled and recovered for no gain and it looked like the advance was checked, but Nichelini, on a reverse, drove hard around left end for six yards and a first down 15 yards from the Packer goal.
CHASES GEORGE BACK
Becker chased Grosvenor back on a right end run, throwing him for a 5-yard loss, four yards of which Grosvenor regained before Johnston stopped him. Nichelini skirted left end again, carrying the ball to the 5-yard line, where Gordon tackled him, and Grosvenor slammed the line for a first down three yards from the goal. The Packers braced, Clemens throwing Dowell for a loss of one yard, and Grosvenor being dumped for a 2-yard disadvantage at right end by Letlow and Becker as the first period ended. Becker started the second period by stopping Grosvenor cold
at right end, and when Grosvenor's forward pass over
the goal line was knocked down by Monnett, the Bays
took the ball on downs. They immediately got underway
with a lashing attack that carried into Cardinal country
before it was halted by an intercepted pass. Johnston
gained seven yards in two cracks at the line, and Laws
gained three more for a first down on the Green Bay 30-
yard line. Monnett tossed a forward pass over the left
side of the line to Laws for three yards, Johnston 
traveled around right end for four more, and an offside
penalty on the Cards gave the Packers another first
down, this time on the Green Bay 42-yard line. Fields
stopped Johnston cold at left tackle, but Monnett
dodged through right guard, twisted past a couple of
tackler, and picked up 13 yards, bringing the ball to the
Cardinal 45, where it was first down. This carried the 
oval out of the sloppy ground north of the 50-yard line 
and onto solid terrain. The improved position didn't aid
the Packers, for after Johnston drove over center for two
yards, Monnett's pass to the left was intercepted by
Nichelini, who returned 10 yards to the Chicago 41-yard
stripe. The Cardinals again made threatening noises, 
and launched a drive which carried to the Packer 28-
yard line before they lost the ball on downs. Dowell
started it with a 4-yard gain. Butler and Letlow checked
Dowell for no gain on a spinner, only to have Grosvenor,
from fake punt formation, cut through right end for eight
yards and a first down on the Packer 47-yard line. The
Cardinal line opened a big hole for Dowell, who slashed
through for 12 yards, and another first down, this one on the Green Bay 35. Becker stopped Dowell after a 2-yard gain, Gordon spilled Grosvenor for a loss of one yard, and Nichelini galloped around right end for six yards. On fourth down Dowell fumbled and recovered, Green Bay taking the ball on downs on its own 29.
CHECKED BY PENALTY
The Packers started out nicely, but were checked by a penalty. Johnston hit right guard for a yard, Monnett added five at left guard, and Laws moved fast around left end, gaining 12 yards for a first down on the Packer 47. Laws added another yard at the line, and Monnett picked up six around right end, but the Packers were pasted with a 15-yard penalty, and decided to kick. Johnston's punt was downed by Scherer on the Cardinal 11-yard line, and the Chicagoans spent the rest of the half deep in their own territory. Grosvenor, on a fake punt, gained eight yards around right end, and then split right tackle for four, making a first down on the Card 23. Champ Seibold threw Grosvenor for a 2-yard loss and George punted to Monnett, whose speedy return on the frozen field brought the ball to the Packer 47. Monnett was good for three yards on a spinner, lost two yards when Wilson knifed through, and threw an incomplete forward pass. Johnston's long punt went over the goal line. The Cardinals ran into bad luck, Seibold throwing Grosvenor for a loss of four yards, and the officials tapping the Chicago team with a 15-yard penalty. Paulekas stopped Grosvenor for no gain as the half ended, scoreless.
LAWS TAKES KICKOFF
Joe Laws got underway the kickoff that started the second half, returning it to the Green Bay 23-yard line, where Kellogg landed on him. Kellogg then broke through to dump Monnett for a 9-yard loss, and Johnston, punting, gave the ball a terrific ride, the oval skipping out of bounds on the Cardinal 33-yard line, a boot of 63 yards. Kellogg and Pug Vaughn acquired five yards in two plays, after which Vaughn punted to Monnett, who was dumped in his tracks by Bill Smith and Volok on the Green Bay 20-yard line. Johnston kicked back, getting off another long punt that traveled to the Cardinal 22-yard line, where Vaughn was tackled by Gordon and Becker. The Cards worked the ball out nicely, Kellogg picking up a yard at center and Vaughn making connections with Bill Smith on a forward pass over the left side of the line, bringing 12 yards and a first down on the Chicago 35. Pangle, Kellogg and Nichelini picked up but eight yards, and Vaughn punted out of bounds on the Green Bay 5-yard line. The Packers were offside on the play and the Cardinals elected to have the ball called back, although as it developed the move was poor strategy. Vaughn's long forward pass, intended for Bill Smith, was almost intercepted by Monnett, Kellogg punched the line for three yards, and another pass by Vaughn, this one to Kellogg, gained one yard. Vaughn punted out of bounds on the Green Bay 38. The Packers pounded back with their best scoring threat of the day, very nearly connecting for points. Johnston started it with a 4-yard thrust at left end, Deskin pulling him down, and Monnett was halted by Kellogg and Blazine for no gain on a spinner. The Packers then executed the prettiest play of the day, Monnett shooting the ball to Laws, who was wide open, galloping to the right through the Cardinal secondary. He snared the pill and was away to the Cardinal 41-yard line, completing a gain of 17 yards before Volok ran him out of bounds. Monnett got a yard on a spinner, and Joe Laws broke through the line, cutting to the Chicago 27-yard line for a first down on a 13 yard jaunt. Monnett added two yards at right guard, and then sailed a pass which Scherer nearly caught on the goal line, but although Scherer made a great leaping try for the ball he couldn't reach it, and the touchdown was lost. Laws got his hands on another pass by Monnett, but was off balance and couldn't hold it, and Tiny Engebretsen entered the game, With Laws holding the ball on the 35-yard line Engebretsen attempted a field goal by placement, but Bill Smith broke through and blocked it, Kellogg recovering the ball on the Chicago 21-yard stripe.
ONLY FOUR YARDS
Kellogg and Nichelini acquired but four yards in two plays and Vaughn punted to Monnett, who was tackled immediately by Deskin on the Green Bay 41. Johnston gained two yards at right tackle, and Monnett's forward pass to Johnson was incomplete. Clemens' punt went to the Cardinal 39-yard line. Ground plays with Kellogg, Pangle and Vaughn carrying the ball added but six yards to the Cardinal total, and Vaughn punted out of bounds on the Packer 32-yard stripe. The Packers got nowhere. Volok threw Johnston for a loss of one yard at left end, Monnett dropped another yard at right tackle, and Johnston got off another of his tremendous punts, the ball rolling down to the Chicago 27-yard line, where it went out of bounds. On a fake pass play Vaughn gained six yards at right end, and he added another on a line poke as the third period ended. Most of the hard working Packers were relieved at this point, as Coach Lambeau sent in several fresh players, but this didn't stop the Cardinals from uncorking a ruinous ground attack that developed into a serious scoring threat.
HITS RIGHT TACKLE
Grosvenor, as might be expected, was the spearhead of the drive. He banged into right tackle for three yards and a first down on the Cardinal 37-yard stripe, and then was away through the same hole, skirting the east sidelines for 23 yards. He nearly broke into the clear for a touchdown gallop, but was stopped by Paul Miller's triphammer tackle. This made it first down for Chicago on the Green Bay 40-yard line, and the worst was yet to come. Grosvenor continued his campaign against right tackle, getting five yards more, after which Pangle cracked center for six yards and a first down on the Packer 29. Grosvenor got two more yards at right tackle. On this play Ernie Smith and Mike Mikulak got violent, traded a few wallops, and were chased to the dressing rooms. Kellogg added three yards in a Cardinal line punch, but Herber turned the tide into reverse by intercepting Grosvenor's forward pass and returning 10 yards to the Green Bay 15. The Cardinals dominated play for the rest of the game, taking the ball away from the Packers whenever they regained it, but remaining, for the most part, well away from scoring country. Hinkle lost two yards on a fake punt play, a Herber to Hutson pass play was incomplete, and Hinkle punted, being rushed on the play but booting the ball out of bounds on the Green Bay 43. Schwammel threw Grosvenor for a 2-yard loss, Hutson stopped Grosvenor for no gain at right end, Grosvenor gained three at right tackle, and then punted out of bounds. The plays was recalled and the Cards penalized five yards.
PASSES TO MILLER
Grosvenor punted to Miller, who returned to the Packer 14-yard stripe. On a spread formation, Hinkle rode left end for 14 yards and a first down on the Green Bay 28. Herber passed to Miller, who grabbed the ball, shook off Kellogg and continued to the Packer 42-yard line, completing a 14-yard gain for another first down. Miller gained four yards at left tackle, Baker stopping him, but Herber's long forward pass was intercepted by Nichelini, who made a classy catch while running toward his own goal. As he wheeled with the ball he slipped and Miller pounced on him on the Cardinal 18-yard line. Grosvenor and Kellogg gained five yards in two plays, after which Grosvenor, taking no chances with the end of the game in sight, punted to Miller, who fumbled, recovered and returned 10 yards to the Green Bay 39. Hinkle fumbled and Pangle recovered on the Packer 40-yard line. Grosvenor smashed center for three yards, but on a try at left end he was spilled for a 7-yard loss by Scherer. Grosvenor skidded through right tackle and broke away for 18 yards, setting the ball on the Packer 26-yard line, where it was first down. Both teams were offside on two of the next three plays, but in between Kellog gained eight yards.
MAKES FIRST DOWN
Kellogg's thrust at center was just short of a first down, and Grosvenor made it on the next play, banging through right tackle to the 12-yard line. Grosvenor fumbled and was lucky to recover, losing four yards on the play. Grosvenor was stopped at right tackle, and Kellogg lost three yards running to the left. With Grosvenor holding the ball on the 26-yard line, Bill Smith attempted a field goal, but the kick was far too low. Green Bay was penalized five yards on Monnett's end run, and Herber got off a long punt to Grosvenor, who returned to the Chicago 23-yard line before Hutson and Schwammel nailed him. The Cardinals played safe, Kellogg gaining one yard, Grosvenor three and Grosvenor seven as the game ended with both teams scoreless.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 - 0
CHI CARDS -  0  0  0  0 - 0
​PACKERS END TITLE DRIVE ON SUNDAY
DEC 12 (Boston) - Geared to high pitch, the Green Bay
Packers will take the field Sunday at the Polo Grounds
determined to whip the Boston Redskins in the National
league championship football classic. The kickoff is
scheduled for 2 p.m. (EST), 1 o'clock Green Bay time.
Weather conditions have sort of dampened the Packers'
victory hopes. A two day rest softened the gridiron
despite the field's big rubber overcoat and also reduced
the Broadway betting commissioners' odds on Green
Bay from 9 to 5 to 7 to 5. As the game time draws near
the tension among the players is terrific and some of
the nervous systems are almost frayed to a frazzle.
However, it is a good sign as it shows that the Bayites
are all hot and bothers about Sunday's game...HOPE
FOR SUNSHINE: Coach Lambeau and his hirelings are
praying for a "sunshiny" Sunday. According to Bill
Fabian, veteran groundskeeper at the Giants' park, the
turf would dry out fairly well if Old Sol had a chance to
beam down from clear skies for a few hours. The rainy
spell of the last 48 hours greatly reduced the ticket sale
business at the New York Giants' downtown office. The
football public in the metropolitan area are of the fair
weather variety and thousands of prospective customers
are probably holding off until the last minute to see 
"weather" it will be rain or shine. Some of the experts in
attendance figure a 20,000 crowd even if it is a bad
football day and they also go further to forecast a 30000
plus turnout if weather conditions are O.K..SHOOT THE
WORKS: Both coaches plan to shoot the works from
the starting kickoff; it is quite likely that the strongest
lineups will be on the field when the opening whistle
blows. Coach Lambeau and his board of strategy have
been burning midnight oil trying to get the "low down"
on Chet Irwin, the former Colgate flash who is a 
newcomer to the Boston backfield. This will be Irwin's
third game with the Redskins. He joined Boston after 
the other professional league went "kerplunk" and has
been an outstanding ball carrier. In the contests against
Pittsburgh and the Giants, Irwin was very much in the
limelight and he has a pair of touchdowns to his credit.
The New York papers have played the title game up to
the skies and columns of ink have been spilled about
the Packers and Redskins. Sports streamer lines have
been a daily feature and the columnists have gone out
of their way to "dress up" the championship contenders
and their outstanding stars.
ANNUAL DRAFT MEET STARTS
DEC 12 (New York) - The annual draft meeting of the
NFL got underway early this afternoon at the Lincoln
hotel with President Joe F. Carr in the chair. Among the
club representatives in attendance were George Halas,
Chicago Bears; C.W. Bidwill and Milan Creighton, 
Chicago Cardinals; George (Potsy) Clark and George S.
Richards, Detroit Lions; Kenneth Topping and Paul
Schissler, Brooklyn Dodgers; George Marshall, Boston
Redskins; Timothy J. Mara and Steve Owen, New York
Giants; Bert Bell, Philadelphia; Art Rooney and Joe
Bach, Pittsburgh; E.L. Lambeau and L.H. Joannes,
Green Bay...DRAFT KEY BUSINESS: Although the
player draft was the main business of the session, the
magnates talked over disposition of the Boston Redskin
franchise. Owner George Marshall has told the world 
that his team would not operate in Boston next season.
Another group in Boston would like to get the franchise
and there is lots of talk about Washington being in the
picture. It is also understood that Cleveland would again
like to take a crack at National league football. 
Representatives of the Los Angeles club were staging
numerous lobby huddles with the post graduate loop
executives. The westerners are after a league franchise
(informally they have been on probation this fall) but the
cross country jump does not look so good to some of 
the pro league veterans who know what it costs to move
a team even from Chicago to New York.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 12 (Green Bay) - A season's summary will be
crowded into one afternoon tomorrow when Green Bay's
traveling Packers, who clinched themselves a Western
championship despite a long tenure on the road, will
attempt to expand that title into one of national aspect.
A great many fans seem to be much concerned over the
outcome, insofar as a Packer victory is concerned. You
hear lots of fervent wishes for dry weather, with the
expression that if the weather is bad, it'll be too bad for
the Packers. This gosh-I-hope-we-can-use-our-air-attack
idea is great, but it was a futile hope before the Bear game in Chicago, and just look what happened. The Packers, as they left for the East, had the same mental stance they used before meeting the Bears and Detroit. It is a sort of super-confidence without overconfidence, a general give-someone-the-ball-and-get-out-of-the-way philosophy which extended through the entire squad. Unless confronted by the most miserable breaks, the Packers should win by three or four touchdowns, despite the fact that Sunday's game is a playoff. This prediction, while sounding a bit ardent, is based on the belief that Boston's last showing against the Packers was influenced by the Green Bay victory over the Bears, the long train ride before the Boston game, and the fact that the Redskins were keyed to the hilt. These factors removed, Boston doesn't sound like it belongs in the same gridiron class with Green Bay. And if the score should be around 28 to 0, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
PACKERS CAN TAKE BEARS ANY TIME; COACH MURRAY
DEC 12 (Green Bay) - Diehards around the National football circuit who dislike seeing the pro league championship pass from metropolitan hands have said much to discredit the Packers' Western division title. Like the politicians who "view with alarm" any change in the scenery, they "point with pride" to the records of the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions and ignore the facts and figures which leave Green Bay at the top of the heap. They would do well to harken to the words of Frank Murray, Marquette university's football coach, who says: "The Bears? Why, the Packers can beat them nine times out of 10 with the team each has this year." And Murray should know. Football is his business. He has played a lot of it; he has seen a lot of it. His word on it may not be infallible, but he is in a better position to judge than a thousand and one others who either through bias or lack of knowledge pour forth inanities to belittle the efforts of first-rate performers...GREATEST EVER PLAYED: The Marquette coach saw the Packers beat the Bears, 21 to 10, at Wrigley field Nov. 1. It was a good time to see Coach Curly Lambeau's team in action. It was a day that made even George Halas, the partisan coach of the Bears, say: "Today the Packers were the greatest team we have ever played." Recalling the exhibition he saw in the rain that day Murray says, "The Packer backfield is one of the greatest in the game. The three essentials - speed, power and deception - are there in large helpings. The Bears have nothing to compare with it." Coach Murray is one of the first to admit that a difference in point of view must be respected in football just as in everything else, and he preaches a doctrine of tolerance in opinion, but he cannot overlook the fact that many of the Bear veterans have passed that too few replacements have been made. "Too many players there who can't outrun their grandmothers," he says in speaking of the Bear team as he saw it that day...JUST AS WELL: In juxtaposition it might be stated here that it is just as well that Coach Murray didn't see the Bears hand the Packers their only defeat of the season at City stadium here by a 30 to 3 count Sept. 30. They were outrunning somebody that day, and spectators' opinions to the contrary there were no grandmothers in the Green Bay lineup. But the point of the veteran past his prime is well taken. Coach Murray isn't the only person who has expressed this view in regard to the one-time championship Bears. In the past two seasons the Packers have beaten the Halas team three out of four. That record alone ought to silence the critics who persist in ranking the Chicago team at the top of a mythical list of greats year in, year out. The same argument might be applied to a comparison between the Packers and the Lions. In the last six meetings between the teams the Packers have been victorious five times. Nevertheless, it wasn't until the Nov. 29 win of 26 to 17 that Potsy Clark finally admitted his team was beaten. Still the memory of "the great Clark", "the great Presnell", "the great Caddel", and a few other "greats" was stamped so deep in the minds of some observers that there were reverberations of doubt even after the last game and in some quarters it was suggested that a too strenuous schedule had brought about the Lions' downfall...ONE OF GREATEST: About the Lion "greats" and the Packers, Murray tells a story that is ample illustration of the predominant viewpoint when it is nailed down. He was talking to a Packer stockholder (whose name must be withheld if the story is to be used) who for many years has been one of the Green Bay team's greatest fans, but even he was impressed by the glory that seems to be Detroit. Murray cut him short with, "Would you trade the Packer backfield for that of Detroit?" "No," came the answer without the slightest hesitation. "There is your answer," said Murray. And the answer comes out just as strong in Arnie Herber's passing record, the yeoman service of Bob Monnett, the great receiving record of Don Hutson, and even simpler, in the league standings. One thing Coach Murray said came as a surprise before it was amplified by other statements. "I was asked by a Packer corporation official, (the same one who so highly regarded the Lions' backfield) if Ray Buivid might be induced to play with the Packers, I answered that I would first tell Buivid not to play professional football at all if he could help it, but if he did to select one of the other Western division teams in preference to coming to Green Bay."...PACKERS ALREADY HAVE: There has been no official attempt by the Packers to acquire the Marquette all-America backfield ace and Murray knows this so the case is purely hypothetical, but the coach's reasons for advising his charge not to come here are nonetheless interesting. "He would be a valuable addition to the backfield of either Chicago team or the Detroit Lions," Murray says, "but everything the boy has to offer the Packers already have."
800 DINERS TO HONOR PACKERS
DEC 12 (Green Bay) - The Packers Victory Banquet in the Columbus Community club here Wednesday night looked like a sellout today as committees rushed plans toward completion for the entertainment of one of the largest banquet crowds in Green Bay history. Indications are that at least 800 diners, including guests, will pack the big auditorium to acclaim the Packer squad, among the best in Green Bay's long story of football, in a public testimonial to the players and coaches for the splendid showing made this year which has boosted the team to the top rung of the national professional league...BANQUET IN PUBLIC: Although tickets are selling fast, there are still many reservations available, according to Owen B. Smith, general chairman of the affair and member of the Lions club which is sponsoring the event. Men, women and children are invited to attend and out-of-town Packer fans have been issued special invitations through letters sent to service clubs and other community organizations. In every respect, Smith pointed out, the banquet is public and is possible only through support of the fans. If reservations have not been made they should be at the earliest convenience as only 750 tickets are being printed and will be sold. Tickets are $1.50 each and in the city may be obtained at either the East or West side Schweger Drug stores, Bertrand's and Bent's sporting goods store, Beaumont hotel and the Columbus club office in the lobby. Out-of-town fans can make reservations by mail by writing the Packer Victory Banquet committee, Room 608, Northern building, Green Bay, Wis. A postal or cash money order should be enclosed with each reservation to cover the cost of tickets...SEVEN FORMER CHAMPS: A special feature of the celebration will be the inviting of local members of the 1929 championship team as guests. Of the seven residing here at the present time, two, Richard (Red) Smith and Johnny Blood, still are affiliated with the team, Smith as assistant to head coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, and Blood as a member of this year's team, his 13th in professional football. The other former stars who will be present include Verne Lewellen, LaVern R. Dilweg, F. (Jug) Earpe, H.L. (Whitey) Woodin and Bernard E. Darling. Floral pieces and other embellishments will be used as decorations for the auditorium. Every person at the banquet will be presented with a souvenir program, a preview of which promises a surprise in the way of a novelty which may be kept as a memento of the 1936 Packer squad. Dinner music will be played from the stage by the Herman Daumler orchestra and as every former college man is introduced the song of his alma mater will be heard. Two raised platforms off the auditorium floor will give all fans an opportunity to see every player and other guests. Directors of the Green Bay Football corporation, former Packers, sports editors and writers, radio announcers, the Western division league winners and other guests will be seated on these platforms. Long tables will be set for the rest of the crowd...TALKS TO BE SHORT: Speakers will be many but speeches short, according to plans. Dilweg, president of the Lions club, is to act as toastmaster. The headliner of the program, sound movies of tomorrow's championship game in New York between the Packers and the Boston Redskins, will be shown after the introduction of the players and guests. Through special arrangement, movies of the game are being furnished for the occasion by Fox Movietone News without cost. They will be rushed here by airplane and express after the films are developed and edited in New York immediately following the game. Officials of the Fox Film corporation said that by taking movies of the entire game there will be sufficient film for a half four picture. This will include all unusual shots and principal features and as an added part cameramen will "shoot" closeups of most of the Packer players.
30,000 TO SEE PACKERS, BOSTON
DEC 13 (New York) - Heavy clouds that have given New York almost a week of cold rain still hung over the city here Saturday afternoon as the Green Bay Packers, champions of the western division of the National Professional Football league, and the Boston Redskins, leaders of the eastern division, awaited their title playoff at the Polo Grounds Sunday. The weather man Saturday morning predicted "clear and warmer"but he has been wrong before, even though he is the New York weather man and the anxious, air minded Packers, who need a dry ball to operate at their greatest efficiency, feared he might be wrong again. Most of them hung around the hotel during the day, as jittery as a bunch of college sophomores, and eagerly gazed at the skies for signs of the first break that would indicate the weather man was right. Whether the rain ceases or not, however, conditions at the Polo Grounds promise to be bad enough. A tarpaulin has covered the playing field since Tuesday, but the ground absorbed so much rain in the Boston-New York game last Sunday that it has not dried out. At the very best, even if the sun shines Sunday morning, it will provide heavy going. The odds, which early in the week, before all the rain, had the Packers on the long end of 9 to 5, naturally dropped as prospects increase that the game would be played in mud, and Saturday night the mighty men of the Bay were no better than 6 to 5. New Yorkers, after seeing how easily the Redskins tamed the Giants a week ago, have great respect for Mr. Red Flaherty's club - especially in heavy going. "Fourteen to nothing," they say, referring to Boston's victory last week. "Why, it should have been twice as much. Boston was inside New York's 10-yard line a half dozen times." To those who saw the Packers maul Boston at Green Bay two months ago, all this may seem strange. Boston, at Green Bay, looked less impressive than any other club in the league. To hear the wise men of the east, however, it was just one of those days, and the fact the Packers really had their hands full to beat Boston, 7 to 3, at Boston a month ago may indicate these men here know whereof they speak. Against the tough Boston line - the best in the league, say the easterners - Green Bay gained only 19 yards rushing in the game at Boston and managed to win only on a pass. The Boston boys themselves exude nothing by confidence. "If we've ever won a ball game this season," one of them said Saturday, "this is the one we'll win." Well, we shall see Sunday. That the Packers, especially Coach Curly Lambeau, are worried about the game they showed in everything they did. They buttonholed a representative of the annual All-Star game in Chicago next September, as soon as he arrived, to know whether they will play the game, win or lose. The winning team here Sunday gets the big game, they were told, and they went back to watch the leaden skies, more jittery than ever. Incidentally in the event of a tie here Sunday, the teams may meet again in Chicago next week to break the deadlock. One of the largest advance sales of the season, despite all the rain, has preceded the game. More than 10,000 tickets had been sold Saturday noon, and with a dry day on Sunday, indications were that 25,000 or 30,000 would be in the stands at kickoff. The strongest Green Bay lineup, well recovered now from the physical beating at Detroit two weeks ago, will take the field. Hutson and Gantenbein will start at the ends, Smith and Gordon at the tackles, Engebretsen and Evans at the guards, Svendsen at center, and Bruder, Hinkle, Herber and Sauer in the backfield. It will undoubtedly be Green Bay's strategy to pass early in the game while the ball is still a little this side of a wet tomato. Flaherty, who kept his club at the Westchester Country club at Rye, N.Y., all week, said he would start Milner and Malone at ends, Edwards and Barber at tackles, Olson and Karcher at guards, Bausch at center, and Riley Smith, Cliff Battles, Justice and Irwin in the backfield. The game, which will be broadcast direct from the Polo Grounds by WTMJ, will start at 1 o'clock, Milwaukee time. The field is equipped with lights, so that, in event of darkness the game will be finished under halfway decent conditions.
BEARS DRAFT BUIVID; BAYS TAKE JANOWSKI
​DECEMBER 13 (New York) - Ray Buivid, Marquette's
passing star and one of the greatest halfbacks in the
country, Saturday became the property of the Chicago
Bears at the annual draft meeting of the NFL - if he
chooses to play pro ball. Drawn by the Chicago
Cardinals in the system by which the tail end clubs in
the league have first choice, Buivid was "traded" by
Charles Bidwell, owner of the Cardinals, for George
Grosvenor, who played with the Cardinals most of the
season, but who belonged to the Bears. It was a
straight deal without any cash or other considerations.
Whether Buivid plays pro ball now or not depends on
the eloquence of George Halas, owner and coach of
the Bears. It will be up to Halas to sell Buivid on pro
football. If he fails, Halas will out of the deal. Buivid,
who was second only to Sam Francis of Nebraska in
the selections, has privately indicated he prefers to go into business. Marquette's graduating backfield, one of the best in the country this college season, was well split up in the draft. Art Guepe was drawn by the Chicago Cardinals, Al Guepe by the Bears and Ward Cuff by the New York Giants. Only two University of Wisconsin boys figured in the draft. Eddie Jankowski, the Cardinal howitzer, was drawn by the Green Bay Packers and John Golemgeske, tackle, by the Brooklyn Eagles. Curly Lambeau of the Packers, who had last choice in the draft because of his club's high rating this season, made Jankowski his No. 1 choice. The possibility developed Saturday night that Cuff might play with the Packers. Immediately after the draft Lambeau opened negotiations with Steve Owens of the Giants for a trade by which he might get Cuff. What the developments of these negotiations were, however, none would say. The Packers, for all their high standing, fared exceedingly well in matrial on which they will have first choice. Approximately 100 players, the cream of the college crop, were disposed of Saturday. The league considered the applications of Los Angeles, Cleveland and Buffalo for franchises, but deferred action until the February meeting. George Marshall, owner of the Boston Redskins, did not indicate where he would switch his franchise after the tough financial sledding in Boston this year.
GREEN BAY TO CELEBRATE PACKERS' GREAT SEASON
DECEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - Green Bay will welcome home the Packer football team with a testimonial banquet at the Columbus Community club Wednesday night. The Green Bay Lions club, of which Coach Curly Lambeau is a member, is pushing plans for the affair, with Owen B. Smith as chairman. Lavvie Dilweg, all-American end on the Packer national championship squads in 1929, 1930 and 1931 and president of the Lions club, will be toastmaster. Regardless of the outcome of Sunday's clash between Green Bay and Boston at New York for the National Professional League title, the dinner will celebrate one of the greatest records the pro league has seen. Sound movies of the championship game will be shipped here from New York in time to be shown at the dinner. Sports editors and football writers of Milwaukee and Chicago have been invited.
Green Bay Packers (10-1-1) 0, Chicago Cardinals (3-8-1) 0 (T)
Sunday December 6th 1936 (at Chicago)
NEWS AND NOTES
PACKERS, BOSTON TO PLAY AT POLO GROUNDS
DEC 7 (New York) - Joe F. Carr, president of the National Professional Football league, announced today that the Boston Redskins and the Green Bay Packers will meet for the league championship next Sunday in the Polo Grounds. The playoff for the Ed. Thorp Memorial trophy, emblematic of the title, is due to be held in the east and normally would be played in Boston, home of the eastern division champions. "The decision to play the game in New York was reached following a canvass of the club owners involved and of the players of the two teams," said Carr. "Since the playoff game is largely one in which the players are rewarded for winning the divisional titles and their sole renumeration is from the players' pool made up from gate receipts of the playoff. It was decided that New York was the place in which the players would benefit to the greatest degree possible under existing conditions. New York is not only the most centrally located spot, but the danger of bad weather appears less here than any other spot with the Polo Grounds offering the best equipment for inclement weather, with its large covered stands and brilliant lighting system."
BAYS RETURN TO NEW YORK
DEC 7 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will play
the Boston Redskins for the championship of the NFL
at the Polo Grounds, New York, next Sunday afternoon,
Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today, and the team
will leave for the East tomorrow morning to establish
training quarters. One sniff of the temperature here 
today was enough to convince the coach that his West
champions can't prepare themselves properly in sub-
zero weather for the all-important combat with the
powerful Boston squad...PACKERS DRAW WELL: The
game has been scheduled for New York instead of
Boston because the Redskins have received poor
patronage from their hometown fans, and the Packers
​draw well at the Polo Grounds. All things considered, it
is believed that the New York game will produce more
revenue, and as most of the money goes directly to the
players, a large crowd is desired. The Packers arrived
here early this morning on the Chicago and North
Western Road, tired out after their severe struggle with
the Cardinals yesterday. A meeting was set for late this
afternoon at the Beaumont hotel, when final instructions
for the eastern invasion will be given by Lambeau.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
DEC 7 (New York) - Pickups from the Packer-Cardinal
game, played under hopelessly impossible weather
conditions here Sunday afternoon: One of the coldest days upon which the Packers ever have had to play football...temperatures dropping slowly, players and spectators alike frozen stiff...running attacks of both teams suffered from the icy condition of the field, and the passing was nil...but the teams fought hard and tried to give the customers a good show. Considering the weather, the Green Bay punting was phenomenal. Swede Johnston in particular sent high, towering punts, well placed, into enemy country, and several other Packers took turns kicking with fine results...Wayland Becker and Bernie Scherer hooked up in a great end combination...Cal Clemens was the only 60-minute man, and he did yeoman service. Lou Gordon was feted by a Chicago Democratic organization, being presented with a wrist watch...so some of the Packers, headed by J. Blood, took up a collection and gave Lou an attractive bouquet of vegetables...which was presented in the dressing room prior to game time...Gordon went hot as usual against his former mates. Palm for Charlie Bidwill, owner of the Cards...Buckets Goldenberg asked for the game football as a souvenir...Bidwill not only sent it over to him, but had all the Cardinals autograph it first..now Buckets is going to get all the Packer signatures, and he'll have a nice remembrance of the occasion. Frank Butler battled the ice as well as the Cardinals most of the afternoon...his damp uniform froze and stuck to him, and time after time he ran up to the ball from the huddle to find the pigskin coated with thin ice...despite these severe handicaps Frank didn't make a bad pass all day, and neither did Tony Paulekas, who played part of the time at center. Russ Letlow, Becker, Clemens and Gordon were instrumental in stopping their first serious Cardinal threat, which occurred near the end of the first period...the Redmen reached the 3-yard line, but there were halted. Coldest person in the park, next to the writer, was the Cardinal mascot, a gent dressed up like a cardinal bird...feathers were poor covering on a day like that. George Sauer and George Svendsen, a couple of Packer regulars who didn't get a lick of work yesterday, were congratulating each other on the way home..."Great game you played, George," was the theme. Several injuries...Monnett acquired a deep cleat gash on the calf of his leg...Scherer was cut badly over his right eye..Butler was limping...Becker has an injured ankle...Ernie Smith picked up another bruised headlamp, having traded pokes with Mike Mikulak. Don't put too much sugar on Boston for next Sunday's game...the Packers are going to be keyed.
PACKERS ENTRAIN FOR PLAYOFF GAME
DEC 8 (Green Bay) - The Packers of Green Bay and Wisconsin, possessing the championship of the West but training their guns for a more impressive title, moved out of the Milwaukee Road station at 7 o'clock this morning, and they won't stop rolling until they arrive in New York, preparatory to meeting Boston in the playoff game of the NFL. The game will be played at the Polo Grounds next Sunday afternoon. The squad was intact when it left this morning, and the players
were in pretty fair condition although several are bearing
the wounds they acquired in battling the Cardinals to a
scoreless tie at Chicago last Sunday...STARTEGY
WORKS WELL: Coach E.L. Lambeau's strategy in
withholding several of the best players from action on
Sunday brought great returns. George Henry Sauer,
Hank Bruder, Milt Gantenbein and George Svendsen,
four stalwarts who are rated among the best players in
professional football, didn't see a minute of action and
are in fine shape to meet the Redskins. In addition
several other stars, including Clark Hinkle, Arnie Herber,
Ernie Smith, Don Hutson, Lon Evans, Johnny Blood 
and Ade Schwammel saw limited action, most of it
restricted to the fourth period, and these men will be in 
key shape for Sunday's battle. The heroic string which
fought the Cards to a standstill is battered and injured,
but they did great service in protecting the Packers'
chances against Boston by giving a rest to several of
the men who have been doing 60-minute stretches...
KEYED TO HILT: The Packers are in a determined
frame of mind, apparently being keyed to the hilt for the
championship game. They all want to attain the honor 
of having played on a national championship team, and
with this crown hanging in front of them, are prepared to
turn loose all of Green Bay's gridiron thunder upon the
Eastern champions. All of the Packers are hoping for 
favorable weather, not too cold, and dry. If Green Bay is given conditions which enable it to use both its aerial attack and ground campaign effectively, the players all believe that Boston will have little chance. They still recall the game at the Redskins' park, however, as one of the toughest they have played all season. Green Bay won that one, 7 to 3, scoring on a fluke play that wasn't even in the books. There was not practice yesterday, the squad's activities being confined to a skull drill at the Beaumont hotel, and there will be no workout until tomorrow morning, after the arrival at New York.
PACKERS GET HONOR POSTS
DEC 8 (Boston) - Three Green Bay Packers stars and two of his own players, who will meet in next Sunday's title contest, were placed by Coach Ray Flaherty of the Boston Redskins on an all-National league football team selected by the competent Irish coach before moving his effects out of Boston for the season. With no hesitation at all, Flaherty rated Don Hutson, the pass-snagging end, and Clarke Hinkle, versatile fullback, as standouts in their departments and then decided that Lon Evans, a guard, had few peers in the circuit. His own ball carrying ace, Cliff Battles, and his gigantic tackle and acting captain, Turk Edwards, also went into the all team without a second thought. Likewise represented by two players on Flaherty's team were the New York Giants, and the Detroit Lions. The Giants placed both Tuffy Leemans, first year man from George Washington who leads the league in ground gaining, and Mel Hein, who has been officially selected as all-league center for the past four years. Dutch Clark, Detroit's great quarterback, and Ox Emerson, who has been previously nominated as all-league guard, both drew spots. The two remaining places were filled by Joe Stydahar, rookie Chicago Bears' tackle from West Virginia, and Bill Smith, black-haired Chicago Cardinal end. In the meantime the Redskins are real orphans. Bill Cunningham, sports editor of the Boston Post and spokesman for George P. Marshall, the Redskins' owner, announced today that Marshall has permanently quit Boston. Marshall has three alternatives under consideration. He can locate the Redskins in Washington, his hometown; accept an offer from Bert Bell to merge with Bell's Philadelphia Eagles, or accept an offer from Cleveland. The probability is that Marshall, who dropped more than $150,000 in Boston, will go to Washington.
REDSKINS ARE CONFIDENT OF DEFEATING GREEN BAY
DEC 8 (New York) - The Redskins, late of Boston and now eastern title holders in the pro football league, Tuesday were optimistic over the prospect of meeting the Green Bay Packers for the league title at the Polo Grounds Sunday. Coach Ray (Red) Flaherty declared: "We pushed the Packers all over the field when we played them in Boston November 1. We held them to a net gain of 29 yards by rushing, and lost, 7 to 3, when they completed two passes on us. We have improved a great deal since then. We're a different team, in fact. The boys think they can win, and so do I. No one was hurt in the game against the Giants Sunday." Flaherty led his legions back to Westchester Country club, where they trained for the Giants. There will be practice on the Polo field every day through Saturday. The Packers will arrive in New York Thursday or Friday. In winning the western section title the Packers rolled up 248 points and completed 107 passes out of 255 attempted. The combination of Arnie Herber to Don Hutson accounted for the majority. Boston has the best defensive line in the league. Led by 260-pound Turk Edwards, the Redskins held opponents to 2,168 yards for the season. They won seven games and lost five. On the basis of season play the Packers will be favorites. The western division was stronger than the eastern but the showing the Redskins made against the Packers might send them into battle at even money. Joe Carr, president of the league, said the game was fixed for New York after a poll of players of the two teams showed a majority in favor of transferring the game here, site of the biggest pro following in the country. For five years, however, Hub fans have "supported" the Redskins so poorly that the owners have dropped $95,342.45. Another factor that motivated the switch from Boston to the Polo Grounds was the important item that the Stoneham gridiron is provided with a battery of floodlights, while the Boston site has none.
GREEN BAY GRIDDERS ARRIVE IN NEW YORK
DEC 9 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers, western
division titlists of the NFL, arrive here today to prepare
for their national championship game Sunday at the 
Polo Grounds with Red Flaherty's Boston Redskins, 
topnotchers of the Eastern division. The "Ponderous
Packers" as Coach Lambeau's club has been termed
by the Gotham sport scribes, arrived here in pretty good
shape, although a number of players still were carrying
marks of the 0-0 affair with the Cardinals in Chicago 
last Sunday, Ernie Smith's discolored optic is still a
"thing of beauty"; Bobby Monnett's cut left was healing
rapidly; Wayland Becker was beginning to feel chipper
again while Herman Schneidman's sore chest was
nearly fit once more for a deep breath...AT VICTORIA
HOTEL: The Western division title holders arrived in 
New York over the Golden Arrow, one of the crack trains
of the Pennsylvania, at 7:55 a.m., and they taxied 
immediately to the Victoria hotel. This was sort of a
"homecoming" for the Bayites, because only two weeks
ago, they camped as the same hostelry while mopping
up the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. Coach 
Lambeau's squad was mighty glad to get out of the
sub-zero atmosphere in Wisconsin and all the boys are
"praying" for good weather over the weekend so that 
the spectators will turn out en masse for the titular
struggle. This is the players' game. Fifty percent of the
gate receipts are divided among the teams on a 60-40
basis and some of the gridders have hopes of getting a
big enough "chunk" to feather their nests for the winter.
Assistant Manager Ray Conley and a flock of bell boys
made quick work of the Packers' baggage. It wasn't
long before they were all "roomed". Many of the players asked for their old reservations because they figured they were lucky spots...LOTS OF INTEREST: Several of the New York scribes on hand early to interview Coach Lambeau about Sunday's game and it was their general opinion that with fair weather the championship game should attract a big house. A lot of interest was being kicked up over the contest as both clubs have stamped down Tim Mara's Giants in decisive style. According to information reaching the Packers, Boston did not handle the Giants with kid gloves last Sunday. The Redskins tackled like demons in the grueling combat and several of the high priced New Yorkers are still on the hospital list. Turk Edwards, 260-pound Boston tackle, was a whole team in himself when the Redskins faced the Giants. The man-mountain intercepted passes, blocked kicks and on the whole made himself a general nuisance to the New Yorkers. The Packers have a healthy respect for Edwards, because in the game at Boston, he spent a lot of time in the Green Bay backfield...EXPECT BATTLE ROYAL: Lambeau and company realize that it will be a battle royal Sunday. The Redskins are an up-and-coming ball club and just seem to have found their stride. In their last two starts, Boston has knocked championship contenders out of the picture, defeating Pittsburgh by a score of 30 to 0 and then "mudding" their way to a 14-0 victory over New York. After getting settled at the hotel, the Packers went out to the Polo Grounds and went through a spirited practice to shake off their travel legs. All the players were in monkey togs and lots of pep was on tap during the drill. Coach Lambeau figures that practicing at the Polo Grounds will prove beneficial as it will enable his players to get the "lay of the land" and the various air currents which breeze through the big stadium off Coogan's Bluff...JUST ANOTHER RAIL TRIP: It was just another railroad trip from Green Bay and rides at this stage of the campaign are getting a bit tiresome. A two-hour layover in Chicago between trains gave the Bays a chance to amble a bit which was enjoyed by all. Some of the 49th ward Democrats were down at the Union station to talk politics with Lou Gordon, which of course was not displeasing to the big Packer tackle. The "Horseshoe" curve, one of the scenic spots on the Pennsy line, was circled during the "wee" hours of the morning and a poll of the squad showed that but a few of the players disturbed their slumbers to peek out of their Pullman windows while the train was making the big bend in the mountains not so far from Altoona, Pa.
PACKERS' AIR RECORD LEADS
DEC 9 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers football team which meets the Boston Redskins here next Sunday for the world's professional championship finished the regular 1936 NFL schedule with team titles in scoring and forward passing, while Boston was the best
defensive team for the second year, according to final
team statistics announced today. The Packers scored
248 points, 54 more than tallied by the Bears in 1935,
and completed 108 out of 255 passes for a 42 percent
average. Boston allowed opponents only 2,168 yards on
defense. Other leaders were the Detroit Lions, who
annexed the ground gaining honors, and the Chicago
Bears, who had only 94 points scored against them...
BROKE LEAGUE MARK: Detroit broke the NFL ground
gaining mark for a 12-game schedule by running up 
3,703 yards. The record is 3,750, made by the Bears in
1934 in 13 games. This is the first time in four years the
Bears failed to annex the team offensive title. The Bears
and Packers finished second and third in ground gaining
with 3,416 and 3,223 yards, while Detroit and the Bears
finished second and third in scoring with 235 and 222 points, respectively. Detroit and Pittsburgh were second and third in forward passing with averages of 41 percent and 40 percent, each only one percent behind its superior.
HERBER PILES UP BIG TOTAL
DEC 9 (New York) - They're calling Arnold Herber the
Carl Hubbell of the NFL. The strike pitching and pass
throwing star of the Green Bay Packers, who will meet
the Boston Redskins for the championship Sunday in
the Polo Grounds, established a couple of records
during the regulation season and virtually tossed the
Packers to the western title. Herber, who entered the 
professional game from Regis college, completed 77 of
173 passes for an average of 44 percent and 1,239
yards. The yardage shattered the old mark of 963 made
by Harry Newman with the New York Giants three years
ago. This total is believed to be a record in the annals
of American football history. Don Hutson was Herber's
chief battery mate. Hutson caught 34 passes for 536
yards, thereby giving him two new league records. The
former standards were 26 catches for 432 yards by Tod
Goodwin of the Giants last year. All told, the 1,239
yards gained on Herber's aerials surpassed the yards gained on Herber's aerials surpassed the yards gained on passes by any entire team in the circuit. Hutson also was the leading touchdown scorer, with nine to his credit, but scoring honors of the season belong to the veteran Earl (Dutch) Clark of the Detroit Lions. Clark crossed the pay stripe seven times, kicked 19 points after touchdowns and booted four field goals for an aggregate of 73 points. Jack Manders of the Chicago Bears was second with 62 points and Hutson third, 54. Tuffy Leemans, New York Giants recruit from George Washington University, topped the ground gainers with 330 yards as eight players surpassed the 1935 total of 499. Ace Gutowsky of Detroit was only three yards behind in second place with 827. Manders and Armand Niccolai of Pittsburgh tied with seven field goals each for honors in that department.
PACKERS DRILLING IN NEW YORK FOR PLAYOFF
DEC 10 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers under the
direction of Coach E.L. Lambeau went through another
stiff practice at the Polo Grounds today and the club is
beginning to key up for the National championship 
gridiron struggle here Sunday with Red Flaherty's 
Boston Redskins, winner of the Eastern division. The
setup for the classic combat is coming along nicely.
Every New York paper is giving a lot of space to the
game and it looks like a bumper house if Old Sol will
only beam forth this weekend. Both clubs are on the
scene. Boston is stopping at the Westchester country
club. This is one of the "ritzy" spots in the metropolitan
area and it is probably costing "Laundry Man" George
Marshall, owner of the Redskins, a pot of gold to house
his gridders at this exclusive spot. The Redskins didn't
go back to the Hub after smacking down the Giants
here last Sunday. The Eastern division winners stopped
at the Victoria hotel until late Tuesday, when they
checked out for Rye. The Packers arrived early on
Wednesday, so the Victoria continues to rule as the
professional football headquarters in Gotham...YARDS
OF INK: New York sportwriters are billing the game as
"offense against defense" and the numerous gridiron
experts are spilling yards of ink about what is going to
happen when the leaders in their respective lines have
it out on the gridiron under the shadow of Coogan Bluff
this Sunday. The majority of the "picksters" are riding
on the Green Bay side but they qualify their statements
with an "if" about the weather. They say that if the field
is dry and fast Green Bay should triumph but if the
going is bad the Boston powerhouse will be very much
in the ball game. President Joe F. Carr of the National
league arrived on the scene late Wednesday and has
assumed charge of the pregame activities. The ticket
office downtown is located at the Giants office on West
42nd street and the advance sale is living up to 
expectations. Annie Oakley is out of the picture for the
championship. In other words no passes will be issued
except to the working press. Even the players will have
to buy, their own ducats and they are doing it with a 
smile because the larger the total gate is, the bigger
their individual cut will be...FANS SHOW UP: It didn't
take the Packer followers long to resume their 
handshaking with Coach Lambeau's team. Jimmy
Crowley, Archie Duncan, Louis Cook and Jack Harris
were among the early birds when it came to the second
New York welcome of the 1936 gridiron season.
Crowley is all through with football at Fordham, where he serves as head coach until he serves as head coach until the spring practice but the gridiron bee continues to buzz around in his bonnet pretty lively and he has been huddling frequently with Coach Lambeau. Jimmy has been among the few who has slipped in through the locked gates at the Polo Grounds while the Packers take their "daily dozen" and other things. The Boston papers have been giving George Marshall, the Redskins' check signer, a fine ride for not playing the game in Boston. The Beantown scribes claim this is the "last straw" and if they don't ever see Marshall and his Redskins again, it will be soon enough. However, Marshall takes it like a duck does water. He isn't worrying about it at all because he plans to move his team elsewhere next season with Washington as the most preferred spot right now if he can get a suitable field. Marshall is one of those publicity hounds who would rather be quoted in the press than to land an Army contract for his laundry chain. He has been shouting the praises of his Boston club from one newspaper to another in New York and, during some of his outbursts, has gone so far as to predict that his Redskins would scalp the Packers by one or two touchdowns. However, this is being taken with a grain of salt by the sportwriters who saw Lambeau and company smack down the Brooklyn Dodgers and then proceed to romp over the New York Giants...CAUSES SOME SURPRISE: The selection of Bill Crowell and W.T. Halloran as the eastern officials created some surprise until the word got around that the two Toms, Thorpe and Hewitt, had a Saturday college game in the south and it would be impossible for them to reach New York in time for the game. Thorpe and Hewitt are the leading officials in the east but even at that Halloran and Crowell are in the topnotch rating. Everyone seems satisfied with the officials from the Western division, as Bobby Cahn of Chicago and Judge Maurice Meyer of Toledo are in a class by themselves. Coach Lambeau and his Packers have been booked for a number of broadcasts over the New York radio stations and several local interviews between the Boston and Packer players probably will be featured Saturday night. This should catch the ear of the huge radio audience in the metropolis and spell cash returns when the turnstiles start clicking Sunday afternoon...SAME OLD STORY: The Bays still are chuckling over the train joke at the expense of Bobby Monnett. The Packer backfielder's hometown is Bucyrus, Ohio, and Bobby was all "steamed up" as the Golden Arrow neared his community. He at least had hopes of saying hello to the station agent or baggage man enroute. But Bobby was doomed to disappointment. The closer the crack Pennsylvania train got to Bucyrus, the faster it speeded up and the Packers sailed through the Ohio community at a 60-mile-an-hour clip which hardly enabled Monnett to even glimpse the little red schoolhouse which started him on his way to Michigan State and Green Bay Packer gridiron glory. And were Monnett's ears red? The annual draft meeting of the NFL is scheduled here late Saturday. According to President Carr, all the clubs in the league will be represented at the confab. The lowest place club gets the first choice of the leading college players who will graduate next June and on up the list. As a result Boston and Green Bay will be the last "choosers". However, Coach Lambeau isn't very fretful because he never went for the All-America selections very strong.
BULLETIN
DEC 10 (New York) - Coach E.L. Lambeau was looking for a field where his Western champion Packers could practice for Sunday's game with the Boston Redskins to decide the NFL title. The Polo Grounds, where the Packers were scheduled to work out, is covered with a tarpaulin and the threat of rainy weather prevented removal for yesterday's practice. Lambeau said that he might have his team drill at Central park this afternoon.
PACKER FETE PLANS MOVING
DEC 10 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's community celebration of the great football season experienced by the Packers is taking shape, Chairman Owen B. Smith announced today, and he urged all citizens of this community and Northeastern Wisconsin who are interested in the mighty pro team to attend the function. It will be held at the Columbus Community club auditorium next Wednesday evening, Dec. 16, and there will be accommodations for 750 fans...10 WITHOUT LOSS: The Victory banquet is not designed merely to celebrate Green Bay's victory over Boston next Sunday - when, and as if - but is aimed to give public commendation to the team for its great season, culminated in 10 straight games without defeat after an early beating by the Chicago Bears. Tickets may be purchased at the East and West side Schweger drug stores, the Columbus club and the Underwood Elliott Fisher company, 220 Cherry street. They sell for $1.50 apiece. Lavvie Dilweg, all-America end of former Packer teams, will be toastmaster, and the entire Green Bay squad will attend. A feature of the evening will be the showing of sound movies of the playoff game, to be taken at the Polo Grounds next Sunday, and each diner will receive a souvenir program.
the Polo Grounds."
GAGAN TO GET EASTERN TRIP
DEC 11 (Green Bay) - Francis Gagan, 23, drug clerk in
Shaughnessy's Drug Store, on the west side, will leave
Green Bay Saturday morning, transfer at Chicago to the
Michigan Central, enjoy a day of travel across Canada
and early Sunday morning arrive in New York to attend
the world championship football game. He will make the
trip as the guest of Walkers Cleaners & Tailors, as the
winner of the "Walker Football Sweepstakes". Gagan's
score predictions in more than 30 regular league games
were the most accurate of more than a thousand
dopesters this fall. Some of his prognostications were
uncanny in their accuracy. He picked the Bears to beat
the Packers following the Cardinal battle royal. Very few
other contestants did. He also picked the Packer-Card
score to be 3-0. It was 0-0...SITS ON BENCH: Coach 
E.L. Lambeau, informed by wire of Gagan's good fortune
immediately wired him an invitation to sit on the bench
with the players during the championship game. Russ
Winnie, radio announcer for Wadham's sportscasts, 
also invited Gagan to come to the broadcasting booth
to be introduced or interviewed between the halves. As
good as Gagan's score predictions were, he led Harry
Feldt, 539 S. Monroe avenue, by only 49 points. Feldt
became very accurate as the season advanced and 
drew up from tenth place to second place in the last
month of the season.
STORY OF PACKERS IN TIME MAGAZINE
DEC 11 (Green Bay) - The magazine Time in the edition
this week, on news stands today, gives considerable
space to a discussion of professional football and the
Green Bay Packers. "Since the war," says the article,
"the history of professional football has been in a sense
the history of the Green Bay Packers." It goes on to 
detail the highly creditable history of the Packers, 
familiar to all Green Bay fans, and says "the Packers
have not only made the little dairy town of Green Bay,
Wis. (pop. 45,000) a United States sporting institution,
by winning the National league championship three
times, but they have made themselves the Number One
institution of Green Bay where, unlike the member of
football or baseball teams representing other cities, 
most of them have settled down to live, following off
season callings like truck driving, baseball and the law."
BANQUET PLANS MOVING AHEAD
DEC 11 (Green Bay) - While Green Bay football fans
awaited the result of the playoff battle at New York,
local preparation were pushed for the testimonial 
banquet, planned at the Columbus Community club
auditorium Wednesday evening, Dec. 16. A feature of 
the occasion will be the showing of motion pictures of
the Green Bay-Boston game, which will be shipped 
from the eastern city in time for the banquet. These will
be sound movies and will provide one of the outstanding
entertainment features of the season for Green Bay
fans. The dinner will be held regardless of the outcome
of next Sunday's game, Owen B. Smith, general
chairman, announced. It is planned not necessarily as 
a celebration of a championship, but to honor Coach E.
L. Lambeau and his great band of Packers for giving
Green Bay one of the finest football seasons in history.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 11 (Green Bay) - George Marshall, laundry man, is
preparing to send a group of all-America football players against Green Bay's Western champions, and word from the East indicates that Mr. Marshall has become very unpopular in this city his Redskins represent, despite the fact that he has given Boston an Eastern championship which it didn't expect. The Boston fans, both of them, are very irked because Mr. Marshall refused to have his playoff game in Boston, but instead moved it to New York where he assumed the dollar signs would flow more freely. Although Boston backers of the Redskins have failed to give the team any support whatever Marshall established the franchise there, and in fact have cost him some 150,000 iron men, they are very excited because they will have to travel to New York to see the playoff game, if indeed they see it all. It seems to me that Mr. Marshall overlooked a good bet in not having that game right here in Green Bay. True, we haven't a stadium big enough to accommodate a championship crowd, but we have two very good stadia of a slightly smaller size, and by the use of a novel system of dividing the crowd, we could take care of some 18,000 fans very nicely. The idea, of course, would be to have half the crowd in City stadium, and the other half at West high field. The Packers and Redskins would play half the game at one place, and then hop into buses and travel across the river to finish the contest. Or, you could have the teams switch gridirons every time they passed midfield. Thus, if the Packers carried the ball from their own 45-yard line to the Boston 48, the players would sprint for their buses, speed across the river, and resume play a few minutes later on the 48-yard line at the other gridiron. Maybe, on second thought, this wouldn't be such a smart idea. All the good plays might occur on the side of the river. Maybe we'd better just forget about it. After all, the game is all set for the Polo Grounds. It would be a shame to disappoint the New York fans...We're telling you that the Packers just can't lost that game Sunday...and Walter Mott has figured out why...Green Bay opens its season Sept. 13, winning from the Cardinals...it closes its season Dec. 13...Sunday's game will be the 13th of the season against a National league opponent...if the Packers win, the victory will be No. 13, counting all opponents...so Sunday's game is all theirs...all they have to do it take it.
PACKERS VOTE FULL SHARE TO 30 MEMBERS
DEC 11 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers Thursday announced a 30-way split of their share of the title gate at the Polo Grounds Sunday, taking in the full list of 25 eligible players, two ineligibles, Coach Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun, club secretary. Half shares went to Dave Woodward, trainer, and Bud Jorgenson, property man. Participation in the player's pool - 50 percent of the gate - usually runs to about $600 a player for the winners and $400 for the losers. The Boston Redskins split their part of the players' pool of the NFL's championship game into 24 shares. These financial arrangements were voted by the two squads when they gathered for practice. The Redskins worked out at the Westchester County club, and the Packers escaped spies by leaving the Polo Grounds for the wide open spaces of Central Park. Joe Carr, president of the league, announced the list of 25 players on each side eligible for the playoff between the new champions of the western and eastern divisions. The Green Bay eligibles are Paul Miller, Hank Schneidman, Bob Monnett, Don Hutson, Hank Bruder, Milt Gantenbein, George Sauer, Joe Laws, Cal Clemens, Arnold Herber, Tony Paleukas, Bernie Scherer, Clark Hinkle, George Svendsen, Charles Goldenberg, Lon Evans, Paul Engebretsen, Lou Gordon, Chester Johnston, Johnny Blood, Adolph Schwammel, Champ Seibold, Frank Butler, Walter Kiesling, and Ernie Smith. The players voted full shares to Wayland Becker and Russ Letlow. who are not on the eligible list. Available to the Redskins are Ernie Pinckert, Ed Britt, Ed Justice, Sam Busich, Jim Barber, Henie Weisenbaugh, Turk Edwards, Ed Kahn, Charlie Malone, Cliff Battles, Les Olson, Gail O'Brien, Don Irwin, Frank Bausch, Mark Temple, Vic Carroll, Larry Siemering, Jim Karcher, Flavio Tosi, Pug Rentner, Bob McChesney, Steve Sinko, Riley Smith, Ed Smith and Wayne Millner. These players, along with Ray Flaherty, coach; Roy Baker, assistant coach and trainer, and Denny Shea, business manager, were voted full shares by the Redskins. The Boston team also voted fill shares to Bull Irwin, the former Colgate back, who joined the squad only a fortnight ago after performing with two clubs in the American league, and to Temple, the one-time Oregon State back, who joined Boston following his release by the Brooklyn Dodgers a month ago. The pool may be bigger than anticipated, it was indicated in the continued demand for reserved seats. The New York Giants' office reported that the sale of tickets was running ahead of the best sale the Giants had this season. This means a crowd of more than 20,000 will attend. With a good break in the weather the attendance may approach 30,000. "With our superior line, and I think you will admit our line superiority," Coach Flaherty of the Redskins said, "we would have better than an even chance in wet weather, which would spike the Packers' passing. We have an even chance in dry weather. What we do not want is a frozen field. We do not know what would happen in a freeze." "The Redskins have the psychological advantage over us," Lambeau said. "You know how underdogs fight. The last game in Boston (it was 7-3 in favor of Green Bay) was too close. And I'm not forgetting that Boston has one of the best lines in the league."
THE BOSTON PROBLEM
​DEC 11 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Green Bay-Boston championship football game Sunday will be played in New York and not Boston, which has seemed a rather perplexing state of affairs, for the simple little reason that Boston fans don't want any part of pro football as long as George Marshall, owner of the Redskins, provides it. Mr. Marshall, it appears, is very, very much in bad in the city of beans and culture. An inquiry to the Boston Globe for information on the situation elicited a "bill of grievances" that even made the receiving telegraph operator's face red. It appears nothing was right. But read the Globe's report: "Boston fans will support a winner in grand style and stick by a loser only if the loser tries and puts on a good show. But they resent a hair brained owner who continually interferes with the way his coach runs the team, swaps coaches every year, makes wild statements and opened the 1936 season with an unannounced price jump on all seats. Without announcement of any kind, Mr. Marshall boosted the price of 17,000 $1.10 seats to $1.65 and of 4,000 55-cent seats to 85 cents. In the very first game he antagonized the fans. On top of this, the Redskins lost their opener, a game they should have won, and the grumbling fans left the field figuring the team was the same old lackadaisical outfit of 1935. Meanwhile, a rival pro team, the Boston Shamrocks, played fine winning ball - and at lower prices, and the fans simply followed the Shamrocks. The Boston fans didn't get over Marshall's unannounced boost in ticket prices and even though the Shamrocks went on tour in November, the fans refused to accord Marshall's club the support it should have had for the improved brand of ball it played. And then in the middle of this, Marshall pulled his famous statement that he would yank the team out of Boston if the fans didn't come out in droves. The following Sunday, a perfect football day and a good attraction, the Redskins played before their smallest crowd in history. Today, therefore, Boston fans don't care whether Marshall's school of pro football keeps or not. They like football and they like pro football, but they very evidently don't like Marshall's tactics." In line with all this trouble comes the rumor that Marshall will switch the Boston franchise to Washington, D.C. next season or consolidate with the lowly Philadelphia Eagles. The matter will probably be discussed at the draft in New York Saturday night. Also comes the rumor that Cleveland will have a team in the National league next season...They'll see no red ink on the ledgers of the Detroit Lions this year. The Detroit office announced the other day the team played to 107,500 fans in six home league games and before 99,750 in six league games on the road. That makes 207,250, not a bad total considering the fact it doesn't include the attendance at the all-star game in Chicago last September and the attendance at four exhibition games. Including these the attendance of 78,000 at the all-star game, and 22,500 at four exhibition games - the Lions played to 307,750 fans this season. A colorful team, a good coach, an efficient management all combined to make the Lions a pro attraction not far behind our own Packers.
BAYS DETERMINED TO WIN BIG GAME AT POLO GROUNDS
DEC 11 (New York) - Although it is raining cats and dogs in New York, Coach E.L. Lambeau and his Green Bay Packers went through their practice stunts on a Central park gridiron. The team moved from the Polo Grounds when Stoneham and company only gave them back of the goal posts to practice and this wasn't even room for Herber to pass even with a broken arm. The team slopped through the mud just as if they were at home or in Chicago against the Bears when they twisted the Bruins' tail after being 10 points behind in the first quarter. Clarke Hinkle, a soon-to-be-Benedict, kicked 'em a mile and Swede Johnston, Cal Clemens, Arnie Herber and the other bootsmiths followed suit. There was more than one reason why the Packers left the Polo Grounds. During the initial workout under the shadows of Coogan's Bluff, Mel Hein and Bill Morgan, the Giants' all-American tackle, skidded down the steps to the dressing room and waltzed out on the playing field. Both these players were teammates of Red Flaherty, Boston coach who played with the Giants last year...THICKER THAN WATER: Blood is thicker than salt and when Coach Lambeau saw these Giants come on the practice field, the mercury dropped about a dozen degrees. The Bays went back to mere formalities and they did nothing but run through simple formations until Hein and Morgan went their way. A few minutes later, one of the Packers saw Hein and Morgan gazing down upon the practice from Tim Mara's office atop the Polo Grounds. This was the straw that broke the camel's back. The Packers went into a tag ball game and did nothing more than chase the ball around, but in between their workouts, the Green Bay pilot told Bud Jorgenson, the property man, that after practice to pack equipment and get ready to move to another gridiron. This is why the Packers worked at Central park, Meadowbrook West, Thursday morning. Among the visitors at the Packer hotel was Wilfred Smith of the Chicago Tribune. Smith is scouting football players for the All-Star game in Chicago next year. Although Smith has been an official and some of the fans at home don't think he is so hot, he certainly seemed anxious that Green Bay win the National championship and play against the collegiate gridiron celebrities at Soldier field early next fall...TWO DUQUESNE STARS: The Tribune football expert wouldn't say who he had lined up, but it leaked out that he had contracted two of the Duquesne aces, three of the Pittsburgh stars, one of the Fordham guards and that he had hopes of inducing Leroy Kelley, Yale end, to participate in this game of all games. In an off the record talk with Coach Lambeau, Smith said he expected to round up the greatest All-Star team in history. Lambeau just smiled and said: "That's all right with me." The ink is flowing heavy about the Packer-Redskin game. The exclusive Bostonese out at the Westchester Biltmore Country club ($10 a day per man) have been saying how they are going to take the Packers into camp. Quite possibly, they have forgotten the 31 to 2 shellacking that they suffered at the hands of Lambeau and company in Green Bay, and also the 7 to 3 defeat at Boston, even though Laundryman Marshall turned back the big time clock several minutes in the final quarter. Marshall is still popping off along Broadway. And Coach Lambeau is still letting him talk. It's funny how Marshall is boosting Boston. It has cost him a pot of gold to have a team in the NFL and even the New York bookmakers are betting 9 to 5 that the talkative Mr. Marshall will be back in his laundries Monday morning starching his collars for the diplomats in Washington and forgetting all about the post graduate gridiron game. Heaven only knows where his all-star aggregation of high priced footballer will be bucking the line next year. It's a safe bet that it isn't Boston because one Mr. Marshall is persona not gratis there...DIVIDE UP POT: Getting back to the Packers, it's all serious business. The team went into a huddle last night and decided to cut the pot 30 ways. This is fair to every member of the squad. Not once this season has your scribe seen the team bearing down so hard mentally and otherwise. Every thought is about the ball game. And we are going on record now to predict that if it is a dry gridiron, Red Flaherty, coach of the Boston club, will wish that he had stuck with the Giants and had never accepted a contract from Whitewash Marshall. Aside from the football game, one Mr. Hinkle, who even New Yorkers admit is the best fullback in the National league, is very busy getting ready to sign another contract. The former Bucknell star is getting married Sunday night after the ball game to Emilie Cobding, Larchmont, N.Y. The Gotham "photogs" have pictured Hinkle and the soon-to-be missus in lots of poses. The Packer fullback took it as calmly as the day in Chicago when he let Nagurski bump him back three feet and then dashed 58 yards for a touchdown. Although the Packer squad are worried a little bit about the dollar signs on Sunday's game (it is the players' own), they aren't thinking about anything but victory. Lou Gordon who has been in the pro game for about seven yards, told a couple of the freshmen: "Forget about the gate receipts and think of the touchdowns. A national championship is worth more to us than all the dollars in