GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Scoring three touchdowns in a concerted second half drive which the Green Bay defense was unable to check, the Chicago Bears gave the Packers their worst defeat in 11 seasons of NFL play at City stadium yesterday, 30 to 3. The game was played before a record crowd of 14,312 paid admissions. Although the Packers on several occasions got scoring threats underway, the Bears were masters of the situation when the big opportunities offered, and they scored their second half touchdowns with apparent ease two of them on forward passes and another on an end around. The Packers obviously were off key. Except for a period of severe battling in the first half, when they tied the score at 3-all and made other threatening gestures, the team lacked the fire and spirit which characterized their work in the league opener against the Cardinals. They missed blocks, or didn't block at all, let tackles slide past them, and generally demonstrated that they were having an off day. The players realized their lack of a proper mental attitude, and there were frenzied attempt on the bench and afield to whip the team into a formidable defensive unit, but with the Bears' plays clicking like the turnstiles before the game, the invaders would accept but one decision - a crushing defeat for Green Bay. Just once the Packers punched through for a score, although the inability of Green Bay men to grip forward passes possible cost them a couple of extra touchdowns - which still wouldn't have been enough to make more than a dent in the big Bear total. The Chicagoans probably would have had more trouble in scoring if the Packers could have assumed the lead. With the score 3 to 0 against it early in the second half, an interference ruling gave Green Bay the ball on the Bears' 25-yard line. Passes and line plays brought the ball as close to the goal as 2 1/2 yards, but here the attack went sour, and Ade Schwammel, falling back to the 26 yard line, kicked a placement.
SCORE FOUR TOUCHDOWNS
The Bears scored four touchdowns - by Gene Ronzani, Bill Hewitt, Carl Brumbaugh and Bill Karr - kicked three extra points, all by Jack Manders, and got a three pointer from the field, with Manders again providing the talent. The Bears kicked off to the Packers to open the game, and there was an exchange of punts before Green Bay got an offensive clicking. After a 9-yard gain around left end by Monnett, Hinkle banged into left tackle, broke through and got loose for 17 yards and a first down on the Packer 45-yard line. The advance was checked momentarily when Hewitt sped in and threw Monnett for a 10-yard loss, but Herber sailed a forward pass directly over center to Milt Gantenbein, who made a nicer running catch and proceeded 11 yards under his own steam to the Chicago 37-yard line. Monnett rode left end again, picking up seven yards, and then the Packers shook Hinkle loose through left tackle, the play being good for nine yards and a first down on the 21-yard line. A 5-yard penalty on the Bears are followed by Herber's forward pass to Hinkle, which Clarke grabbed on the scrimmage line but couldn't hold.
NEARLY CATCHES PASS
Monnett traveled fast to the right and stabbed at 
Herber's pass. The play looked like a touchdown but the
ball bounced off the receiver's outstretched hands and
fell incomplete. This made it fourth down and 
Schwammel attempted a field goal from the 27-yard
line. The kick went to the left of the posts, and Chicago
took the ball. The invaders went right back down the
field to score, the chief gain being on a forward pass 
from Masterson to Hewitt, who was knocked to the
ground, rolled over, regained his feet and continued to 
the Packer 35-yard line, a gain of 36 yards. Beattie
Feathers, who had an indifferent day, was good for nine
yards at right end, after which Gantenbein slid through
and spilled Sisk for a loss of two yards. Masterson's
forward pass to Hewitt near the goal line was nearly
complete, but the receiver juggled the ball and dropped
it. Manders stepped back to the 36-yard line and kicked
a field goal, giving the Bears a 3 to 0 lead. The Packers
took the kickoff and soon punted. The Bears went into
the air, and a pass by Feathers was picked off by
Hinkle, who set the ball on the Chicago 42-yard line.
Laws aimed a lateral at Monnett, who grabbed the ball
and skipped down the left side of the field for 19 yards
and a first down on the Bears' 23-yard line, placing the
Packers again in scoring position.
THROWN FOR LOSS
Monnett was thrown for a 5 1/2-yard loss on a play at
right end. Hinkle got only one yards at left guard, Laws
threw an incomplete forward pass, and Schwammel
tried another field goal, this time from the 38-yard line.
It went out of bounds on the Bears' 9-yard stripe. 
Feathers punted out, and the Packers had the ball on
their own 48-yard line as the first period ended. Green
Bay got a break as the second period started, when the
officials ruled Nagurski interfered with Monnett as the
latter attempted to spear Herber's forward pass on the
Bears' 25-yard line. Herber passed over the left side of
the line to Don Hutson for a gain of 7 1/2 yards and
Monnett smacked center on a spinner, getting to the 10
1/2 yard line. Swede Johnston rammed tackle without
luck, and Herber passed to Johnson, who made an off-
balance catch and stumbled to the 2 1/2 yard line, the
closest Packer approach to the goal line all afternoon.
Herber was smeared attempting to pass, and Ade
Schwammel went back for a goal kick, splitting the
posts from the 26-yard line to tie the score at 3-all. The
Bears took the kickoff, failed to make a first down, and
punted. The return Packer offensive was marked by
Paul Miller's shifty jaunt around left end, good for better
than 14 yards, giving Green Bay a first down on the
Bears' 43-yard stripe. Further attempts to advance the
ball failed, and Schwammel attempted a field goal from
48 yards out, the try missing by a scant margin, and
the ball going back to the Bears.
CROSS GOAL LINE
This time they scored a touchdown, Molesworth starting
it by filtering through tackle for 25 yards. The Packers
were handed a 15-yard penalty on the play, setting the
ball on the Green Bay 40-yard line. A five-yard gain by
Nagurski and a penalty moved it 10 yards closer, and
the Bears went to work. Molesworth skipped back and
shot a pass over center to Hewitt, who received on the
12-yard line and lateraled to Johnsos on the north side
of the field. Luke took the ball, was tackled, and 
lateraled to Gene Ronzani, who traveled down the
sidelines to the goal. Jack Manders entered the game
and kicked the extra point.
MATTOS HURLS PASSES
The Bears kicked off, several passes by Harry Mattos
failed, and the Packers punted. Molesworth's return 
kick was downed on the Packer 24-yard line, the Bays
were stopped, and Hinkle kicked back. Molesworth
​punted and Brumbaugh intercepted Mattos' pass as the
half ended. The Bays accepted the kickoff for the 
second half and never lost the ball until they scored, 
Ray Nolting, young Cincinnati halfback, doing some
brilliant ball toting in the march. Nolting started with a
15-yard spring through tackle and three plays later got
six more around end, attaining a first down on the
Chicago 45-yard line. Nagurski drove hard through left
tackle and let go a lateral to Sisk, who galloped down
the south sidelines until Hank Bruder jarred him out of
bounds on the 8-yard line. Nolting picked up a yard and
a half at right end, the Bears were set back with a 5-
yard penalty, and Nolting breezed a pass over center
which Hewitt speared, crossing the goal line standing 
up. Manders was in the hospital having his chin sewed
up, and Nagurski's extra point kick was low, giving the
Bears at 16 to 3 lead. The Packers took the kickoff and
soon were forced to kick, Nolting punting back. Line
plays and passes failed, and Herber punted to Nolting,
who was chased out of bounds on the Chicago 41-yard
line. A penalty on Hewitt and a fumble set the Bruins
back, after which Feathers kicked, Hewitt downing the
ball on the Green Bay 41-yard stripe.
GET FIRST DOWN
The Packers gained a first down on Monnett's eight 
yards through the line, plus a penalty, but further thrusts
at the line failed and Hinkle punted to Feathers, setting
the ball on the Bears' 32-yard line. The return punt went
to Laws, who didn't have a single man blocking for him
and was dumped on the Green Bay 32-yard line. The
teams exchanged penalties, and the Packers had a ray
of hope when Milt Gantenbein made a sensational catch
of Monnett's long forward pass for a 14-yard gain,
making it first down on the Chicago 48-yard line. Bob
Monnett and Johnston hit the line three times for a first
down, but the drive was checked when Ed Kawal
intercepted Monnett's forward pass on the Chicago 47-
yard line as the third period ended. The Bears were the
big show in the fourth period. The Packers were
demoralized, and they seemed unable to lay a hand on
their opponents as the Bears went breezing by for two
touchdowns to pile up the points. The period started 
with Laws taking Molesworth's punt on the Packer 20-
yard line. There was no gaining against the Bear wall,
and Wayland Becker went into the backfield to punt. 
His kick was short, and Molesworth, running with 
piston-like drive, grabbed the ball on the Green Bay 45-
yard line and hauled it back 21 yards to the 24-yard
stripe, where Cal Clemens and Tony Paulekas caught
him. The touchdowns were a formality, Ronzani banging
through center for 19 1/2 yards and Molesworth passing
over the left side of the line to Carl Brumbaugh, who 
speared the ball and crossed the line standing up.
Manders placekicked the extra point, setting the score
at 23 to 3. By this time the Packers' goose was cooked
and everyone knew it. They took the ball on the kickoff, and Molesworth promptly intercepted Herber's long forward pass, the receiver being dumped in his tracks by Clemens on the Chicago 37-yard line. Molesworth ripped through the Packer line for 16 yards. Ronzani shot a pass over center to Molesworth, for 23 yards more, and after two line plays failed Molesworth rode around his right end for seven yards and a first down on the Packer 9 1/2-yard line.
KARR GOES AROUND
Bill Karr, Bear right end, smoked through the backfield, grabbed the ball and traveled around his left end for the remaining distance to the goal. Manders kicked the point that made the score, 30 to 3. The Bears didn't have much luck after that, but neither did the Packers. There was an exciting interlude when Mattos threw a forward pass to Johnston, who got off a pretty run for a touchdown, but the play was called back and the battle started. Emmett Platten, Green Bay sports commentator, rushed out on the field in a rage at the decision, and when Ted Rosequist of the Bears attempted to restrain him he popped Rosequist flush on the jaw. Platten was escorted to the sidelines, and a moment later the crowd's attention was diverted again, when a heavily loaded individual attempted to play fullback for the Packers. He was carried off the field by Mattos, and play was resumed, with the fans in hysterics. In the closing minutes of the game, Mattos and Becker hooked up in a workable forward pass combination, making several sizable gains, but the Packers were deep in their own territory at the time, and never worked out far enough for a scoring threat.
CHI BEARS -   3  7  6 14  - 30
GREEN BAY -   0  3  0  0  -  3
1st - CHI - Jack Manders, 36-yard field goal  BEARS 3-0
2nd - GB - Ade Schwammel, 26-yard field goal  TIED 3-3
2nd - CHI - Gene Ronzani, 25-yard lateral from Luke Johnsos after lateral from Bill Hewitt after pass from Keith Molesworth (Manders kick)  BEARS 10-3
3rd - CHI - Hewitt, 12-yard pass from Ray Nolting (Bronko Naguski kick failed)  BEARS 16-3
4th - CHI - Carl Brumbaugh, 5-yard pass from Molesworth (Manders kick)  BEARS 23-3
4th - CHI - Bill Karr, 9-yard run (Manders kick)  BEARS 30-3
Chicago Bears (1-0) 30, Green Bay Packers (1-1) 3
Sunday September 20th 1936 (at Green Bay)
PACKERS TO LEAVE ON SATURDAY FOR CARDINAL BATTLE
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - A weekend migration to Milwaukee, led by the Green Bay Packers and consisting of hundreds of other professional football fans, will leave the city fairly free of Packer rooters Saturday and Sunday, the payoff coming Sunday afternoon, when the
Packers and Chicago Cardinals tangle in a National
league engagement at State fair park. Probably half of
the crowd, which with good weather is expected to set
a record for the Packers' appearances in Milwaukee, 
will come from Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin.
Roads leading into Milwaukee from the north will be
choked over the weekend as hundreds of automobiles
will converge on the state's largest city for the important
football battle. Moreover, a special train will be run on
the Milwaukee road, leaving the Carrigan hotel here at
10 o'clock Sunday morning, and reaching the same
place at 8:30 that evening. Hundreds of Packer fans are
expected to take advantage of the $2.25 round trip offer
to travel on the special train. The Packers wound up 
their Green Bay drill schedule this morning, and will
board a Milwaukee road train at 7 o'clock tomorrow
morning, en route to the battle ground. They will reach
Milwaukee in time to don football togs and take a brisk
workout at the fair park gridiron, and then will make 
their headquarters at the Schroeder hotel until time for
the game...BLOOD ON HAND: Sunday's contest will
mark the first competitive appearance in a Packer 
uniform of Johnny Blood, former vagabond halfback who
is starting his 13th season of professional football. 
Blood, after failing to come to terms with the Packer
corporation in the early part of the season, was signed
after the Chicago Bear game and has been out for
practice all week. While not yet in top condition, he is
working hard and is likely to see some action Sunday.
This is more than can be said for Buckets Goldenberg
and Herman Schneidman, a pair of battered backs who
are likely to spend at least one more Sunday warming
the bench. Bernie Scherer, Nebraska end, may find his
activities handicapped by a pulled muscle in his leg. 
The condition of the Cardinals is unknown. The Cards
were in none too good shape before the game at 
Detroit, and the bruising they received then may have
softened them up for the Packers. On the other hand
Coach E.L. Lambeau fears that the walloping will serve
to arouse the Cardl team, and make it an exceptionally
tough assignment for the Packers to tackle Sunday 
afternoon. 
HEWITT TIES BATTLES IN PRO LEAGUE SCORING
RACE
OCT 2 (New York) - Bill Hewitt, Chicago Bears' end, 
stepped in to share the spotlight this week with Cliff
Battles, Boston Redskins halfback, for individual 
offensive honors of the NFL, according to statistics 
compiled today. Hewitt brought his total of points 
scored to 18 to tie Battles for first. Battles retained the
lead as the best ball carrier and is second best passer
at the conclusion of the third week of play. Battle has
gained 274 yards in 53 attempts for a 4.9 average.
Swede Hanson, Philadelphia Eagle, is second with 199
yards, and Tuffy Leemans, New York Giants' rookie
backfield ace, has 186. Battles and Hanson, however,
have played one more game than Leemans. Leemans
and Battles, whose teams meet in Boston Sunday, had
the same number of yards each after two games, and
Leemans will endeavor to even matters Sunday...
MANDERS IS THIRD: In point scoring, Jack Manders,
Chicago Bears, is third with 10. Armand Niccolai and
George Kakasic, two Pittsburgh guards, are tied for
fourth with 9 and Riley Smith, Boston, has 7. There will
be an interesting fight for the lead Sunday between
Hewitt and Manders and Kakasic and Niccolai when 
their teams meet in Pittsburgh. Manders and Niccolai
are also tied with Hank Reese, Philadelphia, in kicking
field goals with two each. Ed Danowski, leading passer
of the league last year with the Giants, is still ahead in
his speciality with 15 out of 29 for an average of 51
percent completed. Battles is second with 9 out of 22
for 40 percent, although Phil Sarboe, Chicago Cardinals,
has completed two more but with only a 37 percent
average. Bob Monnett, Green Bay, and Winnie 
Anderson, Giants, are tied for pass receiving laurels 
with six each, but the former has gained 89 yards to 59
for Anderson.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions opened their
defense of the national championship by smothering the
Chicago Cardinals, 39 to 0, Monday night in the Motor
City. Potsy Clark's aggregation had one of those "on"
games and went places...Pittsburgh continued its
victory spree by taking the New York Giants into camp
by a score of 10 to 7 at Forbes field last Sunday before
some 25,000 spectators. A final period placekick by
Captain Armand Niccolai sewed up the game...Boston
came through with a 14 to 3 win over the Dodgers in
Brooklyn. A 30-yard field goal by Ralph Kercheval gave
Brooklyn an early lead but the Redskins wiped this advantage out later with a pair of touchdowns...A crowd of 25,000 saw the Chicago Bears take a fall out of the Eagles in Philadelphia to the tune of 17 to 0. Bill Hewitt and Jack Manders, two of the Bears' veteran mainstays, were thorns in the sides of the Philly pro gridders...Hewitt twice broke into the touchdown list by snagging passes in the end zone. Hewitt grabbed a toss from Brumbaugh in the first stanza and duplicated the catch in the third quarter with Nolting doing the cowhide pitching...The overhead drive accounted for both touchdowns in the New York-Pittsburgh tussle. Matesic passed to Sortet for the Pirates' score while Danowski tossed to Goodwin followed by a lateral to Richards counted for the Giants...Business is booming all around the professional gridiron circuit. Record crowds have watched the "cash and carry" footballers do their stuff in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Green Bay. It looks like a banner season...There will be a flock of footballers running loose in the next week or so as all the clubs have to cut down to the player limit after the third league game. Several of the contests have a job on their hands to get "within the rule"...Larry Siemering, Boston lineman, broke into the scoring table in the game against Brooklyn. During the third quarter, the Redskins blocked a punt by Dick Crayne. Siemering recovered the ball and ran 27 yards for a touchdown...The Chicago Bears have released Ray Richards, veteran guard. Coach George Halas of the Bruins wanted to keep Richards but the veteran lineman landed an assistance coaching job with the Los Angeles professional eleven...Vic Vidoni, stellar end of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has turned in his moleskins to accept a jon with a plate glass concern. The former Duquesne star will be on the road and it made his playing with the Pirates out of question...To replace Vidoni, the Pirates purchased Edwin Brett, a 200-pound wing, who earned his gridiron spurs in a big way at Washington. The Pittsburgh club has also taken on Jim Croft, Green Bay guard, via the waiver route...Hermit Davis, from Southern Birmingham college and the Brooklyn Dodgers, has made the grade with the Chicago Cards at end position. Davis is a tough customer on the field. Close to six feet, he goes over 200 pounds. Davis is a Gary, Ind., product...Bill Halloran, one of the aces of the National league officiating staff, is tooting his whistle again this season. Halloran is kept on the jump every fall as he works a lot of college games in addition to the pro contests...Hank Reese is turning in a great job at center for Philadelphia. The veteran snapper-back was a star at Temple and played several seasons with the Giants before joining the Eagles. Reese is a sure-shot field goal kicker...Ed Smith, one of the Boston Redskins' recruits, has all the earmarks of a topnotch pro gridder. The husky back from New York U is a passing specialist and can punt the ball a mile. Smith looks like one of the finds of the season...Jim Whatley is living up to his Alabama football reputation in his initial appearance with Brooklyn. The big southerner is right at home at either tackle or end. Opposing passers are finding Whatley "lots of trouble"...Two undefeated clubs, the Bears and Pirates, will tangle in Pittsburgh this Sunday in a crucial combat. The Chicago squad has a pair of wins to its credit while the Pittsburghers have chalked up three successive victories...Professional football will make its 1936 debut in Milwaukee Sunday when the Chicago Cards and Green Bay Packers tangle at State Fair park. These teams met several weeks ago at Green Bay and the Packers triumphed by a 10-7 count...Red Flaherty's Redskins will be at home Sunday to the New York Giants in the opening game of the season at Boston. Boston is keyed for a victory but Coach Steve Owen of the New Yorkers is promising to upset the dope bucket...Bert Bell, president, coach and financial backer of the Philadelphia club, will take his Eagles to Brooklyn this weekend. This should be a nip and tuck battle and both elevens are eager to get back in the winning column.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Ernie Nevers, head coach of Lafayette university at Easton, Pa., where Mike Michalske is assistant coach, has sent another hurry call to the pro ranks for help in building up his team to meet Pennsylvania Saturday. He now has secured Bo Molenda, one-time Michigan star, and later a mainstay of the Packers and New York Giants, to coach the backs and help develop an effective running attack.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 3 (Green Bay) - Things would be much simpler along the Green Bay battlefront if someone just knew the correct score of tomorrow's game at Milwaukee. Then everyone attempting to predict the outcome could save the energy, and lots of us who planned to visit Milwaukee for the afternoon could spare the effort. Because no one does know the correct score, hundreds and probably thousands of Northwestern Wisconsin residents will journey southward to fill State fair park stadium seats as supplements to whatever crowd Milwaukee scares up for the occasion. Of one thing everyone is sure - the Green Bay Packers have to win this game, and several others right after it, if they are to be considered contenders for the remaining stretch of the NFL race. Nearly everyone around here thinks the Packers will come through. I glanced
NEWS AND NOTES
NINE STITCHES NO BOTHER FOR JACK
SEPT 21 (Green Bay) - Jack Madners, crushing fullback of the Chicago Bears, made a demonstration of brass nerve yesterday which stamps him as one of the
toughest men in professional football. In the first half of
the game Manders received a severe cut on his mouth,
and was carted out of the park and to St. Vincent
hospital, where nine stitches were taken in the wound.
The injury sewed up, Manders returned to the stadium
and played through much of the second half, kicking
three extra points in the process. The Packers received
several painful but not serious injuries, notably to Walt
Kiesling's ribs, which suffered no break; Don Hutson 
and Ernie Smith's hands, and bruises to several other
players.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 21 (Green Bay) - For five years I've been hoping
that the Chicago Bears would grow too old to play good
football. Yesterday, with the same old team and the
same old plays, they gave the Green Bay Packers the
worst licking they've had since 1925 when the Pottsville
Maroons rode over them, 31 to 0. The answer to the 
drubbing is buried in some psychology book, and it
takes someone a lot smarter than most of us to figure it
out. There was a letdown somewhere between the
Cardinal game of the previous Sunday and yesterday's
kickoff, and just what caused the mental relapse is
what Coach Curly Lambeau will give a tidy sum to find
out. The Packers definitely were not on edge, and they
ran into a Bear team which was red hot. The game was
remarkably similar to the 31 to 7 victory which the 
Packers scored over the Detroit Lions here last season.
The Lions, confident, came into town to run into an
inspired Green Bay team. Every play the Packers 
attempted to clicked with a touchdown flourish. They
rode through the Detroit line and passed over it to pile
up one score after another. They kicked every field goal
and booted every extra point. Detroit, completely
demoralized, was crushed. Let the football historian
remember that Detroit rose from that 31 to 7 licking to
win the professional football championship of the world.
Let the Green Bay fan remember that the Packers will
come back, too, and be ready to pour back upon the
Cardinals all they've been given by the Bears...The
Packer all-time scoring list didn't undergo any shaking
up yesterday, as Ade Schwammel's field goal was the
only score for Green Bay. The three points gave him 21
points in the big list. He has kicked six field goal and
three extra points during his three seasons with the
Packers. Although the goal was good for only three
points, it boosted Tar several points higher on the list,
enabling him to pass Paul Fitzgibbons, Tommy Mills,
Joe Laws, Jack Harris and Dutch Hendrian..The tackles
were divided among 23 Packers, with Clarke Hinkle and
George Svendsen each getting six to head the list.
Hank Bruder, Schwammel and Tony Paulekas were 
next on the list with five apiece. Don Hutson and Cal
Clemens each got four. Three apiece went to Ernie
Smith, Milt Gantenbein, Champ Seibold, Al Rose, Lon
Evans, Lou Gordon and Bernie Scherer. Ed Kawal led
the list for the Bears, with 10 tackles. Bill Hewitt got
eight, while five each went to Ray Richards and Joe
Stydahar. Four to Beattie Feathers, Bill Karr and Ookie Miller.
HALAS SCORES PLATTEN FOR TAKING SOCK AT ROSEQUIST
SEPT 21 (Green Bay) - No silver lining shone through the clouds of defeat for the Green Bay Packers and Packer fans at City stadium Sunday as the Bay gridders were crushed by a clicking, determined Chicago Bears outfit that avenged two losses of last season. For the Bears, however, it was a "day of days". Regrettable was the fact that Emmett Platten so resented an official's decision that he decided to "take it out" on the first man he could get to. It was Ted Rosequist, whose mouth was cut as a result of Platten's blow. It was the one incident that irked the winning coach, who had heard of similar shows of temper, and questioned: "Can't they do something about him? Rosequist was too surprised to do anything about the blow, but all our players have strict orders to do no fighting on the field. That usually applies to players...one doesn't expect the fans to come down and start swinging" was Bear coach George Halas' comment. First to admit, or to announce, that the true margin of difference between the teams could not be measured by the 30 to 3 Chicago win was Coach Halas, who stated after the game: "Don't think that we are that much better than the Packers. We aren't."...SQUAD IS JUBILANT: The same declaration was made by Assistant Coach Luke Johnsos, and it was reflected through a jubilant but tired squad. Halas, to whom a Packer victory is the criterion of success, pointed especially to the ill fortune that pursued the Packers through the game. "I've never seen a team get so many of the tough breaks," he said, in a spirit that was directly opposite to that which he expressed after the Packers' last minute win in Chicago last year. Keith Molesworth was the Bear coaches' choice for the outstanding all-around back of the game, while much favorable comment was made about Ernie Smith's line play. The big ex-Southern Californian, who today will shave the mustache that has marked his upper lip since the beginning of the season, left the game in the third quarter with his hand swelled up to the size of a ham. Someone had stepped on it...NO DIRTY TACTICS: Both Halas and Johnsos were quick to remind that while the rivalry was keen, and play was especially hard, there was no such display of "dirty" tactics as marred the game with the Cardinals here last week. The Bear coaches and most of the squad were here for the Cardinal contest. They were agreed that it was a pretty bad demonstration of what can happen when individuals regard the game as their personal fight, and perform accordingly. Humorous relief though the tragedy of the rout was provided by the unidentified inebriate from Oshkosh who took the field in the second half, pursued by a Green Bay policeman, in the Packers' behalf. His announced ambition of playing fullback for the Packers was interrupted in the midst of some fancy open field running when Harry Mattos picked him up and turned him over to the police, who escorted him to the outside. Bitter with the Packers hopelessly trailing by 23 points, one Packer "fan" suggested, "Why didn't they let him play?"...FISTS ALMOST FLY: While Johnsos and Halas found the team attitude on breaking clean much to their liking, there were times it looked as if fists were going to fly. Arnie Herber and Bill Hewitt started a steamed up tirade after the latter rushed the former while he was passing. Big George Musso and Hank Bruder were quick to pour oil on the troubled waters. Buckets Goldenberg, still on the bench with his foot in a cast, also indulged in a verbal exchange with Hewitt, who invited the Packer blocker into the game. Terse was Goldenberg's answer that put an end to the chatter: "I wish I could, 'Monkey-Face', there's nothing I would like better." Once when the Bears were scrimmaging near the Packer bench, half a hundred Packer fans poured down verbal abuse upon the Bear end's head. Piped up a voice from the Green Bay bench: "You seem to be the people's choice, Fathead." Hewitt laughed. Nagurski once objected vocally to a ruling on pass interference that resulted in a 15-yard penalty, when he and Kawal began pushing M.M. Meyer, the umpire, as they protested. But there were few other mixups that bore any resemblance to fighting. Potsy Clark, coach of last year's Detroit Lions, was among those who had come to watch, and he made the parting observation that "the Packer backs look great this year, but the line appears only mediocre." Many disagree with him on the line play. Blame for the loss probably was pretty evenly divided, with much credit going to the Bears for the precision and effectiveness with which they ran off their plays. It was "Bear" day, and the Bears are the first to admit it. There was no belittling the Packer players...NOT ENTIRELY RIGHT: Commenting on the statement of one enthusiastic Bear supporter that Molesworth "is the best back in the league," Clark said: "I think you are almost right." Like Cardinal Coach Milan Creighton and a score of other mentors, Clark reserves the superlatives for describing his own players. Of his new man Halas was especially eloquent about tackle Joe Stydahar, who came up this year from the University of West Virginia, guard Danny Fortmann, last year of Colgate university, and halfback Ray Nolting, former University of Cincinnati star. On separate occasions Johnsos and Halas made the contention that Paul Miller, speedy Packer halfback, probably will be regarded as one of the finds of the league. Long before the Bears had run up the lead that made it easy to strew bouquets in whatever path a questioner cared to tread, Bronko Nagurski, Joe Zeller and Ray Richards praised Packer play. Before the first half was over, they handed out the credit where it was due: to Clarke Hinkle, Milt Gantenbein, Harry Bruder, Swede Johnston and, like their coaches later, to Ernie Smith...MILLS AROUND GATES: Many were disappointed in their efforts to see the game. Through the crowd milling around the gates filed the ticket scalpers, asking as much as $8 for $2.50 seats. The Packer corporation officials did everything within their power to eliminate this menace. but the parasites spring up whenever capacity crowds gather at sporting events. Restaurants were taxed to the limit, both before and after the game, and from 1 p.m. to game time it was impossible to get a cab. Unless a fan without an automobile happened to strike it lucky, he either walked or took the street car. The refreshment concessions must have had a record day. Clerks in the stands where the hamburgers, beer and pop are sold have a relation to the football game that is unique. Yesterday's "standing room crowd" completely blocked off their vision, and they followed the progress of the contest by the cheers of the spectators and through questions asked of customers...SECOND HAND TASTE: Like them is Ray Brown, typical of the corporation fence watchers, who keeps his stand at the east end of the field behind the stands, throughout the contest, and gets a second hand taste of what is going on. A fan for many years, Brown, like the others, was glad to get the job. Much comment was caused by the fact that: The Packers lost their first scoring chance when Hinkle and Monnett dropped forward passes that Arnie Herber had placed right in their hands...prevailing betting odds all week favored the Packers 6 to 5...some money still was being bet at that figure at game time, although the greatest amount was being placed even...despite a general razzing, Bill Hewitt turned in a fine game and did some pretty neat blocking besides spending much of his time in the Packer backfield...but Hewitt missed a pass that probably would have given the Bears their first touchdown in the first quarter when Joe Laws, covering him, fell down...it looked as if the breaks were evenly divided then, but they weren't. Lon Evans at one period yelled from the bench the advice to "watch Hewitt"...the advice was discontinued when Headlinesman Gunnar Elliott pointed out that Hewitt had left the game five plays before...one of Ade Schwammel's attempts at field goal went out of bounds on the Bear nine-yard line...not noticing, Umpire Meyer moved to put the ball into play on the 20-yard marker...Jimmy Coffeen called him back to the spot, where the ball went out...and Sisk and Hewitt yelled themselves hoarse in protest...Unfairly, the loud mouths of the crowd was "on" Arnie Herber for much of the game...one voice from the stands carried the suggestion: "Get that East high school team in there."
PACKERS RELEASE TACKLE, END, BACK FROM
1936 SQUAD
SEPT 22 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the
Green Bay Packers today announced the release of
Harry Mattos, St. Mary's halfback; Alfred Rose, Texas
end, and Ralph (Primo) Miller, Rice tackle, as the squad
prepared to resume practice following Sunday's 30 to 3
defeat by the Chicago Bears. Mattos and Miller were
first year men on the Packer squad. Rose is a veteran
of professional football, having completed five seasons,
four with Green Bay. He served one season with the
Providence Steam Rollers after graduating from the
University of Texas. The remainder of the squad will be
called into session tonight for a skull drill at the Hotel
Beaumont, there having been no practice today, and
tomorrow the Packers will take to the field again,
gathering up the loose ends to reform battle lines for
their invasion of Milwaukee to meet the Chicago 
Cardinals, Oct. 4. On the black side of the ledger was
the belief that the squad will be in top shape for the
Milwaukee engagement, which will be a make-or-break
affair on the Packer's NFL schedule. With two weeks in
which to rest up, all the cripples with the exception of Buckets Goldenberg should be in condition for 60 minutes of the bruising type of football the Packers have come to expect from the Cards...CARDS MEET LIONS: Coach Milan Creighton's team will have troubles for its own in the meantime, for next Sunday it invades Detroit to battle the Lions, league champs. The Packers will catch the Cardinals on the rebound and hope to take out on them all the revenge they have been nursing since the massacre by the Bears. The
players have little to say, preferring to rest more upon future accomplishments than past mistakes. Most of them rested on their day off. Coach Lambeau has announced the signing of no new men although rumors around town included everyone from the Redskins' water carrier to Cowboy Wheeler. If the Packer coach is planning any additions to his squad to replace the men released today, he has made no announcements.
BEARS LEADING IN OFFENSIVE HONORS
SEPT 22 (New York) - The burly Chicago Bears are leading the National Pro Football league for offensive honors by gaining 277 yards and scoring 30 points in their first game. Runnerup honors in this phase of the gridiron go to the Green Bay Packers who have a total of 542 yards gained, but their average for two games is 276 yards. The Pittsburgh Pirates retained defensive honors in the second week of the league season by holding their opponents to 121 yards and scoreless.
PACKERS IDLE NEXT SUNDAY
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, who
returned to work today for the first time since they were
bruised by the Bears in an NFL game Sunday, will be
the only major pro team idle next Sunday, the first big
weekend of the current professional season. Pittsburgh,
which has been making threatening noises, will play at
Brooklyn tonight in the Dodgers' first game of the 
season, while four contests are on tap next Sunday...
FAVORED OVER EAGLES: The Chicago Bears will
travel to Philadelphia, where they will be topheavy
favorites to defeat the Eagles, while the Chicago Cards
face a much stiffer assignment, that of stopping the
Detroit Lions on Potsy Clark's home field. The New York
Giants will move into Pittsburgh to test the stamina of
the Pirates, while the fourth will be played at Brooklyn
with the lively and colorful Redskins the invaders. Out of
this assortment of gridiron combats will emerge a set of
favorites for the 1936 pennant. Chief interest of the
Packers will center on the Cardinal-Lion struggle, as
Coach E.L. Lambeau's men , in a savage state of mind
since they were whipped by the Bears, are planning to
take their revenge on Coach Milan Creighton's Cards...
LAST OPEN SUNDAY: Sunday will be the last open
date on the Packer schedule this season, except for
Thanksgiving day, as the following week, Oct. 4, they
move into Milwaukee to battle the Cardinals, and then
will be at home for two stiff games - Boston Oct. 11 and
Detroit Oct. 18. The Packers held a lengthy skull
practice at the Beaumont hotel last night, and today 
were out on the drill field again. Coach Lambeau
expects that the squad will be in fine physical shape for
the Milwaukee contest.
PREPARE FOR GAME
SEPT 23 (Milwaukee) -  Although 10 days still remain
before the football game between the Packers and the
Chicago Cardinals, local interest is running high and
one of the largest crowds in professional football history
here is expected to attend. The contest, a NFL tilt, will
be played at State Fair park Sunday afternoon, Oct. 4.
The kickoff will be at 2 p.m....WILL SEAT 15,000: Ralph
W. Ammon, state superintendent of fairs, who is in
charge of the grounds, has completed arrangements to
seat 15,000 spectators in stands close to the field of
play. Additional bleachers will be ready to take care of
any overflow. Football followers regard the first Packer-
Cardinal contest this year, played at Green Bay, as one
of the greatest grudge battles ever seen. It was a man-
to-man, team-to-team fight to the finish with the Green
Bay gridders winding up out in front, 10 to 7...WON
THREE GAMES: Always bitter rivals, the spirit between
the aggregations was stimulated by the Cards' three
wins over the Packers last year, one of which took 
place in Milwaukee. The Chicagoans won by a 3 to 0
score on that occasion. Both teams will arrive in Milwaukee a day or more before the game to allow time for familiarizing the players with the field. Reservations for seats are being received at the Packer ticket office in the Legion building in Green Bay, and tickets soon will be on sale in Milwaukee and other Wisconsin cities. Prices range from $2.50 for box seats to $1 for general admission.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - "I didn't get a chance!" is a wail professional football coaches here now and then when it's found necessary to slice an occasional name off the payroll. Players naturally are very interested in their own careers and they don't always agree with the judgment of the coach who decides that they need a little more outside work before breaking into the big time. Sometimes new players, trying out for positions on the Green Bay Packers, get pretty disgruntled when exigencies of the roster make it necessary for them to leave. Ralph Miller and Harry Mattos are two exceptions. Released by the Packers yesterday, they stopped into the office of Coach Curly Lambeau, announced their determination to work hard with whatever other club they land this year, and said they hopes they'd be back at Green Bay next season. Curly hopes so, too.
PROS TOSSING MANY PASSES
SEPT 23 (New York) - With a flurry of seventy forward
passes tossed in two games Sunday, the total aerials
attempted in five games this season by teams in the 
NFL already has reached 161, or better than 32 a game.
If this pace continues, the league record for the number
of passes thrown in a season is certain to be eclipsed.
The Chicago Bears took the lead for league offensive
honors in their opening encounter by gaining 277 yards
and scoring 30 points. The Green Bay Packers have a
total of 542 yards gained but their average for two
games is 276, one yard less than the Bears. The 
Boston Redskins are second in point scoring with 26 in
one game. Defensive honors were retained in the 
second week of competition by the Pittsburgh Pirates,
who have held opponents to 121 yards and scoreless.
CURLY LAMBEAU IS DEAN OF PRO LEAGUE
COACHES
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - Coaches of the NFL are about evenly divided between those coming from college tutoring ranks and those who graduated directly from the role of player to coach. Five of the nine teams in the professional circuit are tutored by player-grads, in fact one - Milan Creighton of the Chicago Cardinals - was a playing coach last fall and missed winning the western crown by only a single game...LAMBEAU IS VETERAN: Those who graduated from the ranks of players have had the longest tenure as head tutors. Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers has been with the Wisconsin team ever since it entered the league in 1922, in fact was one of the organizers of the club several years before that. George Halas, as a playing coach, organized the Chicago Bears (then known as the Staleys) in 1920 and also was in charge from the start of the National league. He coached with Ed Sternaman until the close of the 1929 season when he turned over the tutoring to Ralph Jones, but after three seasons he resumed as coach in 1933. He played until 1929 as an end. Steve Owen, another playing grad, has been piloting the New York Giants for the past five seasons to three eastern and one national title. The other coach who came out of the playing ranks is Ray Flaherty, now in his first season as Boston tutor after having played with and assisted in coaching the New York Giants for the past five years...CLARK WAS COACH: Potsy Clark, who had a successful coaching career at Kansas "U" and Butler before organizing the Portsmouth club, now the Detroit Lions, is the dean of the college tutors who turned to the pro game with success. Joe Bach, former Notre Dame star and Duquesne head coach, is in his second year as mentor of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Paul Schissler, in charge of the Brooklyn Dodgers for the second season, had a crack at tutoring the Cardinals after he resigned from Oregon State to enter the pro game. Bert Bell, president of the Philadelphia Eagles for the past three years, is coaching them too this year, and he was a successful college coach at Penn and Temple before he went into the National league.
JOHNNY BLOOD IN PACKER UNIFORM FOR 1936 SEASON
SEPT 24 (Green Bay) - At ten minutes past eight o'clock this morning, in the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, Johnny Blood, erstwhile Vagabond Halfback and more recently all-American football player, signed his name to a 1936 Packer contract. The action climazed several weeks of dickering between Blood and the Packer management, and it enabled Blood to join the squad this morning as Lambeau drove it through the hardest practice session 
of the year. The Packers, with an even break in two NFL
games to date, are working overtime for their meeting
with the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee Sunday, Oct.
4. Blood returned the first contract the Packers sent 
him this season, with a demand for more money, and
he saw the first two league games from the sidelines.
After last Sunday's massacre at City stadium, when the
Chicago Bears cut down the Packers, 30 to 3, Blood
announced that he was ready to talk terms. Three days
of conferences between the halfback and Coach 
Lambeau followed, and this morning Blood's signature
was tagged onto a Packer contract. "Johnny has a 
perfect mental attitude," Lambeau announced, "and I 
am confident that he will have one of his best seasons."
..STARRED IN 1935: Blood, after a poor season with 
the Pittsburgh Pirates, came back to Green Bay last
season and was one of the best performers in the NFL.
He ranks second only to Verne Lewellen on the Packer
all-time scoring list, having made 24 touchdowns and
one extra point for 205 points. The Packers donned 
pads this morning and were handed a stiff three hour
workout, aimed to perfect their offense and speed up 
the squad's ball carrying, Lambeau has been far from
satisfied with the team's attack within scoring distance,
and he drilled particularly on touchdown plays. The
Cardinals face Detroit next Sunday in the Lions' home
grounds, and one week later Coach Milan Creighton's
crew will be Milwaukee for a return game with the 
Packers. As Green Bay nosed out the Cards at City
stadium ten days ago, 10 to 7, the Chicago players are
itching for a revenge which they plan to obtain Oct. 4.
CARDS RELEASE THREE
SEPT 24 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals were only
two over the circuit player limit of 25 today following the
disposal of three men. Edwin Brett, 200-pound end from
Washington State college, was sold to the Pittsburgh
Pirates last night, and Tiny Hansman, a tackle, and
Chuck McBride, former Washington State halfback, 
were released outright. The Cardinals will have several
first stringers out of the game with the Lions in Detroit
this Sunday but Coach Milan Creighton figures that his
squad will be at full strength on Oct. 4 for the clash with
the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee at State Fair park.
The Cards are still grumbling over the 10-7 defeat they
suffered at the hands of the Bays in the Sept. 13 opener
and every member of the squad from Coach Creighton
down to the rawest recruit has taken a pledge to get even with the Packers at any cost...WANT DIFFERENT OFFICIALS: Efforts are being made by the Cardinal management to have a different set of officials work the game in Milwaukee. A request has been filed with President Joe F. Carr of the National league. The Chicago players claim that the game in Green Bay was more like a free-for-all than a gridiron exhibition. Cardinal boosters are planning an "all expense" excursion to Milwaukee for the Packer game and it is expected that at least 500 rooters will make the trip with blood in their eyes demanding revenge on the Packers. A block of seats has been reserved at the fair park and this will keep the Card followers together during the combat...DON'T UNDERRATE BAYS: "Don't underrate Green Bay," Coach Creighton warned his gridders at a practice session this week. "The Packers had an off day against the Bears while everything the Bruins did clicked perfectly." This was the report handed in by one of the Cardinal scouts who saw the Bears lace Green Bay, 30 to 3, last Sunday on the Packers' home lot. One of the things that is worrying the Cardinals is that the Green Bay squad should be as "fresh as a daisy" for the Oct. 4 contest. The Packers are idle this Sunday, it being their open league date, while the Cards will have the toughest kind of a tussle on their hands in Detroit against the Lions, 1935 champions.
EASTERN PAIR ACTING ROUGH
SEPT 25 (Green Bay) - The gridiron wheel of fortune is turning through the eastern sector, and the Green Bay Packers, now working for their return game with the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee Oct. 4, are facing the task in the none-too-distant future of meeting two strong squads which at first were regarded as "breathers" on the Green Bay schedule. These opponents are the Boston Redskins, who invade City stadium Oct. 11, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, who must be encountered at Milwaukee Oct. 25. Boston was loaded with dynamite last season, but failed to come through with much of a record, and its strength was underestimated this year when it lose its opening contest to Pittsburgh, 10 to 0...SHOW LETHAL POWER: The wise money went on Philadelphia, which had whipped the New York Giants in its opener, to tip over Boston last Sunday, but the Redskins reasserted themselves and, displaying a lethal attack, burned home a 26 to 3 victory over the Eagles. Now Coach E.L. Lambeau is watching rather nervously to see what Boston will do next, as the Redskins have consecutive games against Brooklyn and New York before they head for Wisconsin and the Oct. 11 game. Another team that has been surprising the experts is the powerful Pittsburgh eleven, which has a squad just as tough as the names sound - Skoronski, Mulleneaux, Gildea, Heller, Matesic, Karcis, Kakasic, Niccolai, Vidoni, Zaninelli and Karpowich...NO EASY SPOT: The Pirates, little regarded at the start of the season and looked upon as a more or less easy spot on the Packer schedule, alarmed the National league opposition in their first game by smartly trouncing Boston, 10 to 0, and last Wednesday returned to dish out a 10 to 6 lacing to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Before meeting Green Bay Oct. 25, Pittsburgh must play New York, the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia and the Bears again. So the Packers, who were glad at first they had Boston and Pittsburgh on their schedule, instead of Brooklyn and Philadelphia, now would rather get a crack at the latter two teams as breathers in their tough program. But Pittsburgh and Boston are scheduled, and they'll arrive in Wisconsin on time, prepared to dish out further trouble to Coach Lambeau's crew. The Packers are working hard. Most of the players are saying little about the Oct. 4 game at Milwaukee - which will be followed by engagements with Boston and Detroit here - and the subject of the 30-3 trimming from the Bears isn't mentioned often. The Packers are working solely to show their fans that they are what they have been termed - a powerful football team, capable of upsetting any club in the National league.
PRO GRID NOTES
SEPT 25 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears got off on the right foot in the 1936 pennant chase by administering a stinging 30 to 3 lacing to their old rivals, the Packers, at Green Bay before a howling mob of some 14,000 enthusiastic fans. Halas and Co. had the Lambeau gridders on the run during the second half, piling up 20 points. The halftime count was 10 to 3 with the Chicagoans on top. Schwammel made the Packers' three-pointer with a 35-yard placekick...The Boston Redskins made a successful invasion of Philadelphia as Coach Ray Flaherty's team scored a surprise victory over the Eagles by a 26 to 3 count. The two Smiths, Riley and Ed, fieldgoaled for Boston and Reese connected for Bert Bell and Co...Cliff Battles flashed some of the form that several years ago made him the talk of the pro loop. The Boston half was credited with two touchdowns against the Eagles, one of which was negotiated on after a 66-yard run...The Chicago Cardinals completed their Wisconsin sojourn by bumping off the La Crosse Lagers, 20 to 0. Coach Creighton's club was badly crippled and the Card mentor used a flock of second stringers nearly all the game...There will be a lot of football around the National circuit this weekend as four games are scheduled. The Packers will be the idle squad. One intersectional contest is booked, the Chicago Bears playing in Philadelphia...The Detroit Lions, Potsy Clark's 1935 champions, will make their first appearance at home against the Chicago Cardinals. Detroit has practically its last year's squad intact again besides some likely looking recruits...Two tilts are scheduled in the Eastern division. The New York Giants will attempt to break into the victory column at Pittsburgh, while the Brooklyn Dodgers will be at home to the up and coming grid machine from Boston...Gomer Jones, all-American center from Ohio State, didn't stay long with the Chicago Cards. Three days after signing his contract, Jones packed his bags and hurried back to his home in Cleveland, O...Paul (Gunnard) Elliott, one of the National league officials, will be kept jumping around pretty lively this fall as a leading Fort Wayne, Ind., radio station had signed him to broadcast 10 of the big college games in the midwest...For two weeks, Potsy Clark has made the Detroit-Green Bay hop to scout football games. The Lions' pilot watched the Bears mighty closely last Sunday and he sure got an eyeful as the Halas-men were clicking on all eleven...Glenn Frey, former Temple back, has come through with bells on for Philadelphia. He joined the squad after practice season and wasn't given much consideration until he got his chance against New York and preceded to go places...Joe Kopcha, who is serving his medical internship at a Detroit hospital, has been purchased by the Lions from the Chicago Bears. For years, Kopcha has been ranked among the greatest center flankers on the postgraduate gridiron...Coach Joe Bach of the Pittsburgh Pirates is all smiles over the way George Kakasic, one of his recruit linemen, has cut the buck. Playing against Boston in a guard position, Kakasic converted a fumble into a touchdown and kicked a field goal...The Bears have picked up a sweet running back in Ray Nolting, who starred for the University of Cincinnati last season. Nolting is like a bird in the open field and he seems to be a past master in the elusive art of side stepping...Jim Durfee, the veteran Columbus, O., referee, is drawing assignments from President Joe F. Carr in the National league again this year. Durfee has been tooting the whistle for years and he is well known in professional grid circles...Coach Milan Creighton of the Chicago Cards figures he got the best of the trade with Detroit which gave him Pug Vaughan for Pete Peterson. Vaughan is a passing specialist, and his well directed tosses are helping the Cardinals plenty...Tom Goodwin, former West Virginia wingman who played stellar ball for New York in 1935, has deserted the ranks of the holdouts and is once again in monkey-togs for the Giants. His return to the fold has boosted the New York stock...Injured knees are giving Coach Red Flaherty of the Boston Redskins a lot of grief. Two of his first string backs, Jim Musick and Doug Nott, are on the hospital list with knee injuries which will keep them idle for a month.
LIONS ENGAGE CARDS SUNDAY
SEPT 26 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions, champions of the NFL, Sunday open their campaign to retain the title, meeting the Chicago Cardinals in Detroit, while the New York Giants, Eastern titleholders for the past three seasons, invade Pittsburgh to battle the Pirates, unbeaten in two starts this season and atop the race. Two other National league games are also slated
for a decision. The Chicago Bears, Western division
leaders, invade Philadelphia for the first intersectional
struggle of the season. The Boston Redskins clash 
with the Dodgers in Brooklyn in the other contest...
CIRCUIT EVENLY BALANCED: Each game played so
far in pro grid league serves to strengthen the opinion
that the circuit is evenly balanced. The Pirates who won
only four games last fall have scored in both games to
date and look strong enough to make trouble for any
club in the circuit. The Pirates, by beating Brooklyn on
Wednesday night, convinced that their opening victory
over Boston was no upset and the Giants on their
showing in the opener two weeks ago in Philadelphia
are not better than an even choice against the team
which tops the race. Boston, after losing to the Pirates,
apparently struck its stride against the Philadelphia
Eagles and Brooklyn also showed in the second half of
the Pirate struggle that it has a potentially powerful 
squad which will be more dangerous with every start.
Bobby Wilson, Southern Methodist recruit, has injected
a dangerous threat in the Dodger backfield to counter
against Cliff Battle, Boston's ace ball carrier who at present is topping the league in ground gaining...BEARS FACE EAGLES: The Chicago Bears are in for a tough battle in their first invasion of the east. The Eagles are thoroughly aroused and the Giants can testify that is a bad omen for a Philadelphia opponent. Dave Smukler, Temple recruit fullback, is expected to return and if he is on hand the Bears will have their hands full. Detroit has been marking time and chafing at the bit since the game with the All-Stars and the Chicago Cardinals are equally anxious to get at the champions. Last fall it was an inability to cope with the Lions which caused the Cards to lose out in the race for the Western crown and they are out to reverse the order in the current race.
BEARS IN EAST
SEPT 26 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears staged their regular two-hour forenoon workout Friday and then gathered at the Union station, where at 1:30 p.m. they board a Pennsylvania train for a two-game jaunt in the east - Philadelphia Sunday and Pittsburgh the following week, Oct. 4. Although the brush with the Rock Island Independents at Moline, Ill., last Tuesday served as a scrimmage, it also played heck with the regular practice and in order to make up for the loss of time Coach George Halas planned to hustle the Bears out for a drill shortly after arriving in Philly this morning. Halas also announced that Reds Pollock, galloping halfback who in his first campaign with the Bears last year was just a fraction behind Johnny Sisk as the leading ground gainer of the club, will be included in the party but is not likely to see action. Last season Reds carried the oval 45 times for 254 yards or an average of 5.65 yards in league tilts...RICHARDS IS RELEASED: Ray Richards, who was starting his fifth season in the postgraduate loop and his second with the Bears, accepted the line coaching job for the Los Angeles professional club and will head west this week. He requested his release from Halas, who granted it with best wishes even though he hated to lose the tough guard. Ray came to the major league from the University of Nebraska where he was named on the All-Western mythical in 1931. He played with Philadelphia in 1932-33, moved to Detroit for the 1934 season and then joined the Bears. He is a professional wrestler and interested in hotel promotion work when not engaged in the grid game. He was popular with the warriors in the league. Richards will be assistant to "Gloomy Gus" Henderson, formerly of Southern California and Tulsa universities. Mil Miller, who is not fully recovered from the injuries he received in the exhibition game with an all-star aggregation at Oklahoma City Sept. 8, was left at home. Following the two eastern contest the Bears will return to Chicago and prepare for the first home game of the season, the thirty-second meeting with the Chicago Cardinals at Wrigley field, Sunday, Oct. 11.
PACKERS PREPARE FOR CONTEST WITH CARDINALS SUNDAY
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - Assistant coach Richard (Red) Smith piloted the Green Bay Packers in practice this afternoon as Coach E.L. Lambeau remained an extra day in Detroit to scout tonight's postponed contest between the Lions and Chicago Cardinals. 
Lambeau hoped to get a definite line on Detroit, which
the Packers meet for the first time this season Oct. 18
here, and he aimed to fund out what the Cardinals have
added to their repertoire since the Green Bay-Cardinal 
game of Sept. 13...SECOND OF SEASON: The Bays
play the Cardinals at Milwaukee next Sunday afternoon
for the second of three games between the squads this
year. The third will be played at Chicago Dec. 6. The
Green Bay squad did not work over the weekend, and
the players followed their own programs, several of them
attending the Wisconsin-South Dakota football game at
Madison Saturday. There was a sprinkling of Packers at
the high school games here, and a number attended
Sunday's skeet shoot at the Velp avenue traps. They
were back at work today, with Smith driving them
through a stiff practice session. The injuries appear to
be clearing up nicely, although to be clearing up nicely,
although the coaches are uncertain whether or not the
squad will be at full strength for next Sunday's game...
POINT FOR CARDINALS: The Packers expect a repeat
of the bruising dog fight which marked their first meeting
of the Cardinals, and they aim to pour onto the heads of
Coach Milan Creighton's men some of the fight they
didn't have in the game with the Bears. The new few
games will make or break the Green Bay pennant
chances. Once the Cardinals are disposed of, Green
Bay returns home for their last two games of the year,
meeting the potent Boston Redskins Oct. 11, and the 
champion Detroit Lions the following week. Then comes
a game at Milwaukee with the powerful and rapidly 
rising Pittsburgh Pirates, before the Bays take to the
road for the rest of the season.
PACKERS ARE BEST GROUND GAINERS IN PRO
FOOTBALL LOOP
​SEPT 29 (New York) - Completing 18 out of 26 passes
for an average of 69 percent, the Chicago Bears have
taken the lead as the best passing team in the National
Professional Football league, statistics reveal. The
powerful Bears also lead in scoring with 47 points and
in defense with but three points scored against them in
two games. Green Bay took the lead in ground gaining,
however, with 526 yards in two games as against 504
for the New York Giants.
EXPECT DEFEAT WILL MAKE CARDS TOUGH FOR
SUNDAY
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - Taking the news of the Chicago
Cardinals' crushing defeat by Detroit last night with
mingled feelings, the Green Bay Packers today 
redoubled their practice efforts in the belief that the
licking will make the Cardinals just twice as tough for
next Sunday afternoon's game at Milwaukee. The NFL's
1936 race, already featured by several upsets, may
hinge upon the outcome of Sunday's contests, and it is
certain the Packers' chances to remain among the top
teams depends upon a victory...CAHN IS REFEREE:
Only one official who worked the Cardinal-Packer game
here Sept. 13, which was marred by inexcusably poor
officiating, has been named for the game at Milwaukee
State fairgrounds Sunday. The officials, as selected by
Joseph F. Carr, Columbus, league president, are Bobby
Cahn, Chicago, referee; Robert Karch, Columbus,
umpire; R.J. Erdlitz, Oshkosh, headlinesman, and 
Henry D. Robb, Pittsburgh, field judge. Although the
Lions, in pouring a 39 to 0 whitewash over the Cards,
may have softened up the Chicago team to some
extent, the Packers are afraid that the Cardinals will
bounce back hard on Sunday, and attempt to take the
loss out on the Packers. The Packers have a little
taking out to do themselves, following their 30-3 beating
by the Chicago Bears, and this factor - that each team
is spoiling for revenge - is an important angle in next
Sunday's engagement...27TH OF SERIES: The game
will be the 27th between the Packers and Cardinals. In
this long series Green Bay has won 13 games, scoring
234 points, and the Cards have taken 11, running up
152 points. Two games were ties. The Green Bay injury
list is clearing up, and probably all the Packers except
Buckets Goldenberg will be in uniform and ready to play
on Sunday. The Cardinals are not expected to be in as
good condition, and this fact, coupled with the 10 to 7
victory over the Bays scored over them in the opener
here may make the Packers the favored team. Game
time will be 2 o'clock.
GREEN BAY PACKERS TO BATTLE CARDINAL
TEAM
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - Preparing for the next zero hour
in their 1936 NFL campaign, the Green Bay Packers 
are easing off their drills as the time for next Sunday's
battle with the Cardinals at Milwaukee approaches. The
Packers are completing two careful weeks of work,
following their drubbing by the Chicago Bears, and
Coach E.L. Lambeau believes that they will be ready to
take the Cardinals in their stride next Sunday. If they
don't, Green Bay's 1936 championship hopes will be
battered severely. The Cardinals are expected to come
back with a world of fight after their lacing at the hands
of Detroit Monday night, and Lambeau is leaving no
loopholes in attempting to build up a potent offense and
a defense capable of staving off the Cardinal rushes...
EXPECT MANY PASSES: If his squad is in as bad
shape as he says it is, Coach Milan Creighton probably
will have to send the Cardinal offensive into the air early
and keep it there, so the Packers are drilling thoroughly
on forward passing defense. As usual, hundreds of 
Green Bay fans will follow the team to the State fair 
park gridiron. H.J. Bero and Frank Jonet, Packer
officials, visited the scene of the battle yesterday and
pronounced both the field and the new stands in
excellent condition. These stands are expected to be
well filled Sunday on the occasion of Green Bay's first
Milwaukee invasion of the current season. A special
train over the Milwaukee road will be run from Green
Bay to the State fairgrounds, leaving the Carrigan hotel
at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, stopping at the 
Milwaukee Road station here, at De Pere and at Forest
Junction and Greenleaf if six or more persons board the
train at those points...RETURNS AT 8:30: The special
train will leave the fairgrounds at 5:30 p.m. after the 
game and will arrive in Green Bay at 8:30. A dining car
will be attached to the train on the return trip to provide
regular club dinners, a la carte and off-tray services. The
round trip rate is $2.25. The Packers practiced this
morning and were to be excused this afternoon. Coach
Lambeau brought back a number of things to discuss
with his men after witnessing the Cardinal-Lion game at
Detroit, and his scouting is expected to improve the
Packers' chances of making it two straight over the
Chicago team. Once the Milwaukee trip is disposed of,
the Packers return here to face opponents at home on
two successive weekends, meeting Boston Oct. 11 and
the world champion Detroit Lions Oct. 18. Then comes 
a game with the potent Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee
after which the Packers take to the road for the rest of
the season.
PACKER HEADS AT KAUKAUNA
SEPT 30 (Kaukauna) - With Coach E.L. Lambeau of
the Green Bay Packers as the principal speaker, the
Kaukauna Lions club feted the Kaukauna High School
squad at dinner in the Hotel Kaukauna Tuesday evening.
About 65 gridders and club members were present. 
Sharing the spotlight with Lambeau was the Packer
assistant coach, Richard (Red) Smith, whose home
town is Kaukauna, and Johnny Blood, veteran Packer
back recently signed for his 13th year of pro football.
Stressing the psychology of football, Lambeau
explained the importance of a favorable mental attitude
of the players toward a successful season...LIKES TO
BE UNDERDOGS: "I prefer to see the Packers go into
a game as the underdogs rather than the favorites,"
Lambeau said, recalling games wherein a fighting team
has overcome great odds to rise to championship 
heights. The Green Bay coach lamented the mental
letdown that follows early season success,and warned
the Kaukauna players against the development of a "cocky" attitude after impressive wins. "Overconfidence is always followed by off-color play," he stated. "It is the greatest cause of worry to coaches who have good material at hand. Take your games one at a time, and forget last week's outcome in starting preparations to meet next week's opponent." Speaking of the Packers, Lambeau said that "the talent is there. Despite our defeat at the hands of the Bears, we will win a lot of ball games this year...The one-sided win by the Bears may have been a good thing for us."...TEAM ON FEET: Acknowledging recognition of his own early efforts in helping organize the Packers, Lambeau paid especial tribute to A.B. Turnbull, former Packer president, for his work in "getting the team on its feet, and taking none of the credit for gains that were made." Lambeau was introduced by Smith, who spoke briefly of his association with the Packers, and reported favorably on prospects at the University of Wisconsin, urging consideration of the state university by the Kaukauna students. Blood's anecdotes and tales gleaned from his many seasons in the game brought the program to a close. He recalled many humorous incidents, recounting the principal attributes of a player whose service is sustained as it is in the professional game.
PACKERS TO LEAVE FOR MILWAUKEE SUNDAY
OCT 1 (Green Bay) - With most of the squad in good shape for another bruising game with the Chicago Cardinals, the Green Bay Packers held their regular workout at Joannes park this morning, with Coach E.L. Lambeau and Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith in charge. The Packers will meet the Cardinals in State Fair park, Milwaukee, in a NFL game. As things looked this morning, the only players whose pregame conditions were open to doubt were Buckets Goldenberg, Herman Schneidman and Bernard Scherer. The latter, a right end, pulled a muscle this week and has been doing more than his share of limping. Several other Packers have sore leg muscles as a result of drilling on a hard Joannes park practice ground, but Lambeau believes that all the rest will be available for their share of service on Sunday. Commenting on news dispatches from Pittsburgh that Cal Hubbard, former Packer tackle, had signed to play end with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Lambeau said: "Hubbard cannot play with any other team until he receives permission of the Green Bay Packers. That permission has not been granted."...LEAVE EARLY SATURDAY: The Packers will leave here at 7 o'clock Saturday morning on the Milwaukee road, and will drill at State fair park Saturday morning. They will make their headquarters at the Schroeder hotel, and will return to Green Bay after the game. The squad participated in a lengthy skull session at the Beaumont hotel last night, when Lambeau stressed the importance and dangers of Sunday's game. "The Cardinals are going to be very tough after their beating by Detroit," he said. "Psychologically, they will be in great shape to defeat the Packers, and it will take a lot of good football to upset that objective." Packer fans by the hundreds are planning to drive to Milwaukee or travel by train to witness the professional league struggle, a defeat in which may spell disaster to either team. If Green Bay is defeated, with consecutive games against Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and the Bears just ahead, the team will face an exceedingly difficult uphill assignment.
CARDS ASK SWITCH IN OFFICIALS
OCT 1 (Chicago) - A Chicago Cardinal request for a "new deal" in officials for the Green Bay Packers National Professional Football league game at Milwaukee was satisfactorily answered today with the announcement of the slate by Joe F. Carr, president of the league. Bobby Cahn of Chicago, who will referee, is the only one of the officials who worked the first Packer-Cardinal game at Green Bay who has been renamed. While Cahn's judgment rates along with the best in the league, both spectators and contestants assailed the efforts of the three others in the initial encounter between the teams. In Sunday's game, which will be played at State Fair park, Robert Karch of Columbus will be umpire, R.J. Erdlitz of Oshkosh will be headlinesman and Henry D. Robb of Pittsburgh will be field judge. The renewal of the rivalry between the Green Bay and Chicago teams is expected to draw a crowd of more than 10,000 at State Fair park. Seating arrangements have been made for 15,000, and additional space is available. The kickoff is set for 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale in several Wisconsin cities besides Green Bay and Milwaukee. The Packers' 10 to 7 win at Green Bay was one of the bitterest battles in National league history. It was the intense fighting which made the officiating unusually difficult at that time.
through the big collections of predictions mailed in for the "Looking Up" guessing contest, and every sheet but one pointed to a Green Bay victory, most of them by substantial margins. One St. Norbert college student picked a 7-7 tie. It doesn't look like a tie from this corne3r, but more like a 20-0 victory for Green Bay. This is safe for tonight's prints, because the Packers are all tucked away in Milwaukee and won't see this column until Monday, if ever. By that time I may be taking a ride for calling such a big score, but the reasons are there: the Cardinals' crippled condition (I hope), the Packers' probably rejuvenation following their spanking by the Bears, and the depressing effect of that Detroit pasting upon the Cardinals.
PACKERS TO FACE CARDINALS AGAIN
OCT 3 (Green Bay) - The second of three 1936 football battles between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cardinals will take place at State fair park, Milwaukee, Sunday afternoon starting at 2 o'clock. The teams already are on the scene, and they will be followed tonight and tomorrow by hundreds and probably thousands of fans, backing the championship chances of the two gridiron machines. The Packers left here at 7 o'clock this morning on the Milwaukee in time to work out as the fair park gridiron. The Green Bay squad's headquarters are at the Schroeder hotel, which will be the total point of visits by Packer fans. Many Green Bay people will drive to the game tomorrow morning, and several hundreds have made applications for reservations on the special MIlwaukee road train,
which will leave the Carrigan hotel at 10 o'clock Sunday
morning and will be back in Green Bay by 8:30 that
night...TOP MENTAL SHAPE: Before leaving, Coach
E.L. Lambeau announced that the Packers in top 
mental condition for the National league struggle, and
that he expects a victory. "We won't be able to take 
Schneidman or Goldenberg; Scherer's leg injury may
handicap him, and Blood hasn't has enough time to 
round into condition," said the Packer coach. "Except
for these men, we are in shape for 60 minutes of tough
football, and I believe the players are holding the right
mental edge for the game." Green Bay has secured a
new deal in officiating, with only Referee Bobby Cahn
remaining from the group which handled the first Packer-
Cardinal game here. Robert Karch, Columbus, will
umpire; Henry Robb, Pittsburgh, has been named field
judge; and R.J. Erdlitz, Oshkosh, will serve as head
linesman...INTEREST IS HIGH: The game has cooked 
up much interest among professional fans in Milwaukee,
and the crowd which will visit State fair park tomorrow is
expected to set a new record for the Green Bay team's
appearances in the state's largest city. More than half
of the spectators, however, will come from points 
outside Milwaukee, and if fair weather prevails, a crowd
exceeding 10,000 is not unlikely. Hundreds of Green 
Bay fans left for Madison this morning to witness the
Wisconsin-Marquette football game, and many of these
planned to drive into Milwaukee after the college contest
to witness the professional variety of the sport tomorrow
afternoon.
CHICAGO BEARS AT PITTSBURGH
OCT 3 (Pittsburgh) - The Chicago Bears, unbeaten pace
setters in the Western division, and the Pittsburgh 
Pirates, undefeated leader of the Eastern section, clash
today here in one of four NFL game scheduled for
decisions. The Boston Redskins, victors in their past
two starts, open their season at home against the New
York Giants, defending champions of the Eastern
division, and the winner of this struggle will be a joint
favorite with Pittsburgh to capture the Eastern crown.
The Philadelphia Eagles leave their home field for the
first time this season in invade Ebbets field for a game
with the Brooklyn Dodgers...LIONS ARE IDLE: In the
only game scheduled in the west this week the Chicago
Cardinals play Green Bay at Milwaukee for the second
meeting of the season with the Packers. The first clash
three weeks ago resulted in a 10 to 7 victory for the
Wisconsin eleven, breaking a two year streak the Cards
held over the Green Bay squad. The Detroit Lions, 
defending circuit champions, are idle and invade Philadelphia next Sunday. The struggle in Pittsburgh is apt to be a preview of the coming duels between Eastern and Western clubs, for both the Bears and Pirates have shown tremendous power in early games. Pittsburgh, with victories over Boston, Philadelphia and New York by field goal margins, has not shown the scoring power of the Bears but it has an exceptional defensive record, and one of the most stubborn battles of the season looms in this struggle between sectional leaders. Last fall the Bears won 23 to 7 but the Pirates are much stronger now...LOSES FIRST TWO: The New York eleven, which lost its first two starts in defense of the Eastern title by last minute field goals, will be fighting the Redskins for a chance to stick in the race for its fourth straight crown. The Giants, however, will be facing a team which has scored impressively in its last two games after stumbling over the Pirates in the opening test. That also was the first game for Boston under coach Ray Flaherty, former Giant assistant tutor. A year ago the Giants won 20 to 12 but the Redskins have improved tremendously since that time. Cliff Battles, Redskins star from West Virginia Wesleyan, and Tuffy Leemans, Giants recruit from George Washington, leading ground gainers in the circuit, face each other in this struggle.
PACKERS, CARDINALS AT FULL STRENGTH TODAY
OCT 4 (Milwaukee) - It will be win or out of the race for the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park this afternoon when they face the giants from Green Bay, the Packers, in a National Professional league game. And the Packers aren't much better off than their ex-chesty rivals from the Windy city. With an even break in two games, against two straight defeats for the Cards, the Packers must win today to keep in a contending position. A defeat for the Bays will put them where they must win all of their remaining games to win the flag, while the Cards must win or be counted out. Much has been written about the bitter rivalry of the two clubs, of their knock-em-down and drag-em-out games but it is expected that a return to grid sanity today will see the two teams playing hard, good football rather than a rough game that offers little in the way of science and skill. For the first time this year the Bays will have Johnny Blood in their lineup. Blood did not sign his Packer contract until after the Bays had sustained their humiliating defeat at the hands of the Bears. His presence should add much to the Packer offense, which, strange enough, has been top-notch all season despite the setback before Nagurski and Co. Had the defense held up against the Bears all would have been well, but the backs slipped against aerial maneuvers and the line bogged down after having displayed remarkable powers the first half, both offensively and defensively. The Packers will bring many new stars for Milwaukee fans to give the "once over". Among the newcomers will be Paul Miller, the former South Dakota star who started Wisconsin's Badgers on their final plunge to the gridiron depths last fall; Schere, a likely looking end from Nebraska; Lou Gordon, the former Cardinal tackle; Paleukas, a star guard; Letlow, another youngster who is destined for great things in the pro ranks, and Wayland Becker, the former Marquette end. In Bob Monnett and George Sauer the Packers have two of the finest backs in the game. Bob really found himself when given a chance to deliver late last season and has been going top-notch ever since. With Clark Hinkle, fullback, he's been the most consistent gainer on the ground. The game will start at 2 p.m. but Packer officials announced that the gates will be open early to accommodate holders of general admission seats. General admission seats will go on sale at the field at 11 a.m.