GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - In a pass-a-minute aerial circus at City stadium yesterday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers, their offensive machinery geared to a high pitch for the second successive weekend, humbled the first of their NFL Eastern opponents, defeating the Boston Redskins, 31 to 2. The contest, which probably set a record for National league skyline maneuvers, was witnessed by 6,100 people. There never was any question of the outcome. Although the Boston team fought back spasmodically, attaining 12 first downs and when they didn't count and completing 15 passes, mostly in its own territory, the Redskins were bottled up and constantly in danger as Bob Monnett, Arnold Herber and Joe Laws threw touchdown passes, and the Packer ground attack functioned at its best clip of the season. The Green Bay campaign from scrimmage, hurling speedy backs through the line and around ends for 180 yards, to which the aerial attack added 176 yards more, enabled the Packers to get the ball into scoring position several times, and rarely did the goal line thrusts miss fire. Boston turned out to be much weaker than expected despite its 12 first downs and the 234 yards by passes which the Redskins attained. On the other hand the Packers maintained the dizzy scoring pace they set against the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee last week, and in scuttling the Boston ship they built up next Sunday's Green Bay-Detroit game to the clouds. Three of the four Packers touchdowns came directly through the air, with Herber sending a scoring toss to Donald Hutson, Monnett aiming another at Johnny Blood, and Joe Laws hurling a southpaw aerial to Paul Miller. Bernard Scherer, playing his best game as a Packer at end, hooked an attempted Boston heave in the fourth period and galloped 60 yards for the fourth touchdown to set off a final bit of fireworks to the scoring parade.
KICK ALL POINTS
As usual, the extra points didn't miss fire. Ernie Smith
booted two of them, Schwammel got one and Clemens
did his first scoring for Green Bay with a fourth one-
pointer after Scherer's brilliant dash. For good measure,
a field was kicked by Smith as a parting gesture in the
first period. Only once did the Packer attack on the
Boston goal bog down, and that was late in the game,
when the victory was salted away for keeps and nothing
desperate was in order. Boston got its two points on a
safety late in the third period. The Packers were close
enough to attempt a field goal that didn't work almost at
the start of the game, due principally to the sturdy ball
toting of Bobby Monnett. One 15-yard dash by this
halfback brought the ball to the Boston 40-yard line, 
and after a line thrust and two forward passes failed to
acquire the necessary yardage for a first down, Clarke
Hinkle attempted the goal, kicking from the 47-yard line.
The ball was straight as a die, but a bit short, and 
Boston took the ball, only to be stopped cold and forced
to kick. In two thrusts at the ends, each good for five
yards, Monnett carried the ball to the Boston 38-yard
line.
MAKES FIRST SCORE
Arnold Herber, who was playing with a head cold bad
enough to keep the average man in bed, faded back
and shot a long pass - the Herber to Hutson kind - over
the left side of the Packer line, and the speeding end
winged it on the run, eluding Cliff Battles on the 5-yard
stripe and crossing for the first touchdown. Ernie Smith
​kicked the extra point, and the Packers had a 7 to 0
lead. Boston accepted the next kickoff, failed to make
yardage, and punted, the Packers going into action 
near midfield. The big green and gold team was in a 
great fighting spirit, which was noticeable at the start
and prevailed for the duration of the contest. This time
the attack didn't net much, and Herber sailed a punt 
with the wind that carried over the goal line. Rentner 
and Battles got a ground attack under way that carried
the ball to the 50-yard line, but here the Packers went 
to work and broke it up, forcing Battles to punt. Two
Herber to Hutson passes, mixed in with some short
gains on the ground, brought the ball to the Boston 26-
yard line. The latter of the two tosses was good for 36
yards. Monnett slid through the line on a twisting, 
dodging run for 10 yards, but the next three plays 
brought nothing, and Ernie Smith stepped back to kick
a perfect field goal from the 30-yard line. This made it
10 to 0 for the Packers. Boston was scrimmaging in its
own territory as the first period ended.
PUNTS INTO WIND
Battles put the Packers in a spot shortly after the 
second period started by getting off a long punt which
traveled over the Green Bay goal line. A 15-yard penalty
set the Bays deeper in the hole, and Hinkle's return 
punt into the high wind was hauled back by Battle to 
the Green Bay 33-yard line. The Redskins tried hard to
go places, but Hank Bruder spoiled the party when he
intercepted Battles' forward pass on the Packer 5-yard
line and brought it back 53 yards, safely in Boston 
territory. The drive was checked when Schneidman,
receiving Monnett's forward pass, couldn't get a good
grip on the oval as Ed Smith tackled him and fumbled,
Justice recovering for Boston on the 10-yard stripe. Ed
Smith punted, apparently out of danger. The Packers
pounded right back. Hinkle cracked into tackle for seven
yards, and in two pokes at tackle Monnett added seven
more, making it first down on the Boston 38-yard line.
At this point lightning struck again with different 
principals carrying the leading roles. Monnett trotted
back and delivered a high long pass at one of the goal
posts, which Blood got under, somehow, and made one
of his characteristically spectacular goal line catches,
breaking away from Riley Smith for the touchdown. Ade
Schwammel placekicked the extra point, giving the
Packers a 17 to 0 advantage.
PACKERS TAKE BALL
Boston again tried to fight back, but a fourth down pass
was incomplete after the advance penetrated into Green
Bay territory, and the Packers had the ball again. They
couldn't take it anywhere, and Hinkle kicked down into
Boston country. The next time the Packers got the ball
they started toward the goal, aided by a Monnett to
Becker forward pass and Buckets Goldenberg's line
bucking, but the advance bogged down on the Boston
35-yard line and Blood punted. A 49-yard gain on a 
pass from Ed Smith to Britt brought the Boston to the
Packer 18-yard line. Britt nearly got loose but he was 
cut down by Hank Bruder's pile driver tackle. Boston 
was still throwing passes as the half ended. Some
elusive stepping and classy pass receiving by Paul
Miller were instrumental in giving the Packers their third
period touchdown, the drive starting from the Boston 44-
yard line after a 15-yard punt return by Joe Laws. Miller
got only one yards in the first attempt to skin between
the linemen, but he whirled around end for seven more
on the next attempt, after which Laws punched into left
tackle for three yards and a first down on the 33-yard
stripe. Miller traveled around left end and got loose
down the sidelines for 19 yards stepping the last five 
​yards with only his feet in the playing zone. This set the
ball on the 14-yard line, and Johnston hit the line for 
four more yards, only to have a 15-yard penalty tagged
onto the Packers. In two thrusts at the line Miller and
Johnston made seven yards, and Laws faded back for
a pass. He hit the bull's eye - which was Miller - on the
16-yard line, and Paul dodged first around Wiesenbaugh
and then around Rentner to cross the goal line. Ernie
Smith placekicked the extra point. The score was 24 to
0. Boston tried to get a rally under way, and a couple of
completed passes resulted in first down, but before the
ball reached midfield the Redskins had to punt. The
Packers soon kicked back, and a 21-yard pass gain,
Rentner to Britt, gave Boston a first down on the Green
Bay 35-yard line.
NOTHING BUT LOSSES
Three plays added nothing but losses, and Riley Smith
punted, the kick being downed by Berber on the Packer
4-yard line. This resulted in the Boston score. After
Miller gained three yards off tackle, Swede Johnston
backed into the end zone for a punt, but the pass from
center zipped past him and out of the end zone, giving
Boston a safety and two points. The third period ended
after the next kickoff. With Miller retired from the game
in the fourth period, two other Packers, Cal Clemens
and Bernard Scherer, took over the show. At the start of
the period the Redskins were scrimmaging on their own
40-yard line, and Ed Smith elected to pass. Scherer
rushed in, broke up the throw, caught the ball and
started for the goal, 60 yards away. He made it, aided
by the hastily formed interference which Don Hutson
and George Svendsen provided, and a moment later
Clemens placekicked the extra point. Boston rushed back, completed a couple of passes, but being forced to punt when the advance was stopped on the Packer 47-yard line. Monnett hit the line for five, threw a couple of passes, and Clemens got off a towering, long punt which bounded over the goal line, 74 yards down the field. Back came the Redskins, gaining 36 yards on a Riley Smith pass to McChesney, and they penetrated into Packer territory, only to be halted when Ade Schwammel fell on Carroll's fumble after a forward-lateral. The ball was on the Green Bay 25-yard line, and Monnett promptly brought it 23 yards down the field in a sweep at left end. The Packer attack failed to advance it farther, and Clemens got off another fine punt, this one traveling 50 yards and going out of bounds on the Boston 6-yard stripe.
SEIBOLD BLOCKS PUNT
The Redskins completed a couple of passes, but were forced to punt, and big Champ Seibold, playing improved football with his every appearance, rushed through to block Riley Smith's kick. Schwammel got the ball, dropped it, and Scherer scooped it off his shoestrings, getting away to the Boston 12-yard line, where Wiesenbaugh knocked him down. It looked like another Packer score, but two line plays and two passes failed, Boston getting the ball on downs. That was about all. Boston worked the ball out a ways, but Blood intercepted a forward pass to check the flurry and Johnston rode through for 13 yards. As the game ended, Monnett was spilled for a 17-yard loss on an attempted pass play.
BOSTON    -   0  0  2  0  -  2
GREEN BAY -  10  7  7  7  - 31
1st - GB - Don Hutson, 38-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ernie Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Smith, 30-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Johnny Blood, 38-yard pass from Bob Monnett (Ade Schwammel kick)  GREEN BAY 17-0
3rd - GB - Paul Miller, 22-yard pass from Laws (Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 24-0
3rd - BOST - Safety, Green Bay fumbled out of the end zone  GREEN BAY 24-2
4th - GB - Bernard Scherer, 60-yard interception return (Cal Clemens kick)  GREEN BAY 31-2
Green Bay Packers (3-1) 31, Boston Redskins (2-3) 2
Sunday October 11th 1936 (at Green Bay)
players returned home in fine physical shape, according to Trainer Abe Kushner.
LIONS, PACKERS TO CLASH ON SUNDAY
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Opening fire on the same old front for the last time this season, the Green Bay Packers tomorrow afternoon will marshal their forces to repel an invasion by a football horde from Detroit - the world champion Lions of Coach George (Potsy) Clark. The game, a NFL affair, will attract something close to a record crowd and will start at 2 o'clock. Sunday's contest will be a struggle between an undefeated championship squad, sweeping ahead to what it anticipates will be its second consecutive title, and a dangerous contender, attempting to wrest back a first place lost in a disappointing early season defeat. Packer hopes were checked abruptly when the Green Bay team, victorious 10 to 7 over the Chicago Cardinals in its first league game of the season, was slapped down 30 to 3 by the Bears in the second appearance, but the Packers have rolled back impressively, belting over the Cardinals 24 to 0 at Milwaukee and winning from the Boston Redskins here last week, 31 to 2. The Lions already are on the battle scene. They arrived on the North Western road at 3 o'clock this morning, and at 8:30 were bundled off to the Hotel Northland, their headquarters of the weekend. They worked our to day at Joannes park, but their drill was confined to a general limbering up session, as Coach E.L. Lambeau has no intention of risking a last minute injury which might handicap his squad against the Lions..TICKET SALE HUGE: Ticket sales, as impressive as those which preceded the Chicago Bears game, pointed to a crowd which will tax the the capacity of City stadium. Thousands of Green Bay people will be present, in addition to thousands more from out of town, many of whom already have arrived in the city. Highways leading to the Wisconsin football capital will be filled with stadium-bound cars tomorrow morning and incoming trains, including a special one on the Milwaukee Road, will bring hundreds of additional rooters for the crucial contest. The Packers stand at the crossroads in tomorrow's engagement - a point in their 1936 schedule when they must decide against forging ahead to challenge the Bears for supremacy of the Western division, or remain in third place, their assault on the lead made twice as difficult by an untimely defeat. The schedule appears made to order for those favoring hard, brilliant football. One week from tomorrow the Packers are due in Milwaukee to meet the powerful Pirates of Pittsburgh, and the following week they storm in Chicago for that all-important return game with the Bears. If the Packers are successful against Detroit and Pittsburgh, the Green Bay-Bear game Nov. 1 should set an attendance record for the long series between these two squads. The makeup of the Detroit team which appears here tomorrow taxes the superlatives of the gridiron. The Lions carry a lethal backfield, particularly brilliant on offense, which includes Glenn Presnell, Dutch Clark, Frank Christensen, Ernie Caddel, Ace Gutowsky, Buddy Parker, Bill Shepherd, Red White and Ike Petersen. To these powers of the professional gridiron are added a potent set of linemen, including the following well-known performers: George Christensen, Harry Ebding, Ox Emerson, Tom Hupke, Jack Johnson, Ed Klewicki, Dutch Knox, Joe Kopcha, Regis Monahan, Bill McKalip, Butch Morse, Clare Randolph, Del Ritchhart, John Schneller, Red Stacy and Jim Stteen. The appearance of Schneller here will attract his usual quota of fans from Neenah, his hometown. The former University of Wisconsin end has been a consistently improving professional player, and he probably will be in the starting lineup against the Packers. Although Potsy Clark is too old a head at the game to name definitely his starters, the previous appearances of the Lions tend to support the following men for the first kickoff: Klewicki and Schneller at ends, Johnson and Stacy at tackles, Monahan and Emerson at guards, Randolph at center, Pressnell at quarterback, Frank Christensen and Caddel at halfbacks and Gutowsky at full.
PRO LEADERS MEET SUNDAY
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Leaders of the Western and Eastern divisions in the NFL clash in Chicago Sunday, when the Pittsburgh Pirates face the Chicago Bears. While the Bears are tackling the Eastern pace setters, the Detroit Lions, defending champions and also unbeaten this season, endanger their clean record in the invasion of Green Bay. The Chicago Cardinals, once more at full strength and again a threat to any team in the league as their tough battle with the Bears last week testifies, will invade the East to meet the New York Giants, defending Eastern champions. In the other pro league contest the Philadelphia Eagles play their third game in eight days, meeting the Redskins in Boston. The Pirates will be battling to gain an even break in their duel with the Bears for the undefeated Chicago eleven handed the Pittsburgh squad its only setback of the season two weeks ago. A victory over the Bears would give the Pirates five victories and with all the Eastern clubs beating each other it begins to look as if six or seven victories would clinch that sectional crown...RIGHT TO SURVIVE: In Green Bay the Lions and Packers will be battling for the right to survive in the scramble for the western crown. The Lions
will be playing their third game in eight days and all of
the contests on the road. If Potsy Clark's crew get by 
that stiff test they will be in line to make a terrific battle
in defense of their league crown. The Cardinals invade
New York, seeking to repeat their close win of last fall
over the Eastern champions, who seem to have trouble
putting two good halves together. So far the Giants have
been a first half team, and a win over the Cards would
put them back in the thick of the battle, but a defeat
would come close to crossing them off the list. Boston
will be fighting to stay within striking distance of the
Pirates and maintain their half game lead over New York
for second place in the Eastern division.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - To be brief about it, I believe the
Packers will defeat the Detroit Lions tomorrow, with a
score in the vicinity of 13-10, for the following reasons:
The Lions will be playing their third game in eight days.
Detroit has won its first three games impressively 
enough, and was cocky before it started. It'll be the last
home game of the season for Green Bay, and will be
played before an overflow crowd. Now all these reasons
may not be enough to satisfy the smart one, who are
acquainted with all the dynamite carried in the Detroit
backfield, and who still are thinking about how the
Packers looked the afternoon they played the Chicago
Bears. As the Packers are playing the undefeated
champions of the world, Green Bay naturally will go into
the game as underdog. This is a favorable setup. Detroit
has a smacking coming to it, and there is no time like
tomorrow for the Packers to hand it out. There were 60
passes thrown in last week's Packer-Boston game, and
it is a safe bet that the aerial total Sunday won't be far
shy of that record number. Both teams are likely to start
throwing footballs from the opening whistle, and to
maintain their dizzy sky drives to the end.
GREEN BAY PACKERS AWAIT SEASON'S FIRST
GLIMPSE OF LIONS
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - A determined band of Green Bay
Packers await the rush of Detroit's unbeaten Lions on
Sunday when the champions of the NFL will present
their 1936 combination which has charged through for
three straight league victories. Fresh from victories in 
the East over the Brooklyn Dodgers, always formidable
opponents, and the Philadelphia Eagles, the Lions will
bring virtually the same team which won the National
championship last year. It is a team which is powerful
both in the backfield and line, and replacements are two
deep, which is a pleasant situation for any coach to 
face. Dutch Clark, the former All-America quarterback;
Ace Gutowsky, Glenn Presnell and the other shift backs
are confident of making the Packer team victim No. 4 
on the 1936 list. On comparative scores the Lions 
should be 15 points better than the Packers. The Lions
won from the Chicago Cardinals, 39 to 0, while Green
Bay downed the Cards, 24 to 0. But past performances
do not mean much in the National League and Green
Bay may hand the Detroiters their first setback. The
Lions need a victory to keep in step with the unbeaten
Chicago Bears in the Western Division of the league.
The Bears won their first four league contests. Green
Bay has won three out of its four starts thus far. The
Packers have a backfield which may cause the Detroit
line a lot of worry Sunday. Clark Hinkle, former Bucknell
star, will start at fullback and Hinkle always has been a 
touchdown threat. For running mates Hinkle has Sauer,
former Nebraska star, and Laws, one-time Iowa player.
Bob Monnett, former Michigan State halfback, also is 
on the Packer roster. Last week on their invasion of the
East the Lions looked impressive in two victories. They
romped over the Eagles, 22 to 0, but faced a little 
stronger opposition against the Dodgers and were 
were forced to be contest with a 14-to-7 decision.
PACKERS PLAY UNDEFEATED LIONS TODAY
OCT 18 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The outstanding tidbit of
the state professional football season is on tap today at
Green Bay. It offers the rampaging Green Bay Packers
and the undefeated Detroit Lions, 1935 champions, in
the final home appearance of the season for the Bays.
It offers the outstanding offensive team of the National
Professional Football league, the Packers, against the
outstanding defensive team of the league. It offers a galaxy of backfield stars, featuring Monnett, Sauer, Hinkle, Miller, et all, of the Packers and Dutch Clark, Glen Presnell, Shepherd, Gutowsky and Caddel of the Lions; it offers two fine lines and it offers two teams which prefer the open style of play to the more conservative. Last year the Packers won over the Lions at Green Bay and in Milwaukee, but lost in mid-November at Detroit. In only one game, the one at Green Bay, did either team have a decided edge. In that tilt everything the Bays did worked perfectly; everything the Lions tried boomeranged, but the comeback of the Lions a week or two later proved that club had the right kind of stuff regardless of the lopsided count at the Bay. This year the two clubs appear as evenly matched as every. The Packers are improved with every game, but they still have plenty of room to travel before they reach their peak and before the club as a whole takes advantage of the potential ability of every man in a team unit. The Bays have the best running game they every had, their passing, if anything, should be better for the running game should make it so, and, in addition, the threat of Monnett and Sauer passing more frequently than of yore, should keep the rival defense in a quandary. Heretofore, the defensive men have committed themselves for a running play with Bob or George handling the leather, now too speedy decision on defense will be fatal. The passing threat of this pair, then, not only makes the air game more powerful, but should enable them to pick up more yardage on the ground through the inability of defensive backs to come up too quickly. The chief problem from a Packer standpoint is defense. The Bays have enough offensive class to score against any club, the Lions' marvelous record notwithstanding. If the Bays offer the same kind of defensive display they presented against Boston's powerful array of offensive talent, they should win. Detroit, with 659 yards gained against the Packers' 1,112, does not offer the same offensive threat as the Bays, but, in contest, the Lions have allowed only 340 yards to their opponents while the Bays were allowed 913.
NEWS AND NOTES
BIG BOSTON NAMES MEAN LITTLE TO PACKER TEAM
OCT 12 (Green Bay) - What's in a name? Mr. William Shakespeare's famous quotation about a rose smelling the same regardless of the terms used to describe it took on a gridiron meaning Sunday afternoon when the Packers bowled over the Boston Redskins, by 31 to 2. Boston, whose Back Bay colony is famous for its family names, has a football team that lists in its roster more of the desired postgraduate players than any other team in the NFL. Bausch, Battles, Musick, Millner, Pinckert, Wiesenbaugh and a pair of Smiths all are names that have earned nationwide acclaim. And yet, against the Packers they all might have been Joe Doaks of Siwash as far as the outcome is concerned. It must have been a disappointing day for Coach Ray Flaherty...QUIETEST OF COACHES: Flaherty deserves a vote of some kind for being the quietest of the losing coaches. Neither the usual despair or temper, nor the depression of Cardinal Coach Milan Creighton, marked him after the game. Like the others, believes that he has a potentially great team, but he is more ready than the others to give a winning team its due. As one of the greatest ends who ever played professional football (he was All-America as a member of the New York Giants), his notations from the game are interesting. As the coach of one of the most highly paid aggregations in the league, his comments are worth passing on. Says Flaherty: "The Packers without the slightest doubt are the best we have faced thus far...offhand I would say that the Giants are the best in the East this year...they beat up 7 to 0...but they don't start to compare with the Packers." Reasons for apparent Packer greatness? Flaherty gives Coach Curly Lambeau much credit, pointing to his record as reference, and then names players who would his choice for Redskin renovation...LIKES HANK'S BLOCKING: Noting that his passers and runners had to make their way almost individually, he was especially impressed with the blocking of Henry Bruder. It is his opinion (and George Halas of the Bears feels about the same) that Hank is one of the real "greats" of the pro league. The value of a Bruder to a star studded backfield like the Redskins is obvious even before Flaherty mentions it. With Hank knocking down the opposition, the college-famous runners and backs would get a chance to prove undergraduate reputations. Almost in the same breath with praises for Bruder, Flaherty paid tribute to Packer freshman Cal Clemens, who shares the blocking back post with the redoubtable Hank. The Boston coach is of the opinion that Clemens is headed for pro grid greatness. In the Packer line, which he said was greater as a unit than any that he had opposed in his playing days, Flaherty showered bouquets on all the tackles, and then added the names of Lon Evans, Tony Paulekas, George Svendsen and Don Hutson as principal reasons for the Boston defeat. Flaherty's Jim Karcher, up from Ohio State, is playing a better than average game at guard, according to the Boston coach. In his own words, he says of Karcher, "the boy could learn a lot from a man like Evans...Evans is as dependable in the line as Bruder is in the backfield." Sharing all of Flaherty's sentiments, although he expressed them without knowledge of what his chief had said, was Packer alumnus Roy (Bullet) Baker, who is assistant coach and trainer of the Boston club. Baker started cheering about the blocking and fine defensive play of Bruder and Clemens, and then ventured that the Packers are even better this year than in their championship hey-day. Both Flaherty and Baker contributed to the general enthusiasm that welcomes the return of Johnny Blood. Aside from his spectacular play, the Packer back was acclaimed by the Redskin coaches for the "fire" that obviously was lacking in their club...NOT SO ENTHUSIASTIC: Riley Smith, the Boston quarterback whose name has graced the sport pages from coast to coast as one of the best in the business, does not give quite as much credit to the Packers for their win as the coaches do. He blames laxness on Boston's part for a sizeable part of the score. Comparing pro football to the college games as he knew it at Alabama, Smith gives one of the most sensible summaries of the game that has been presented in the controversy which game is better. Smith puts it this way: "Naturally pro football takes the best from the college ranks...football is a game that must be played hard in college as well as in the pro league...but the pro game must be superior because the boys who make the grade are tops." Smith has played in only eight losing football games since he entered the game in a serious way. From Greenwood, Miss., high school he enrolled at Alabama along with Hutson and Dixie Howell and others of Rose Bowl fame. Dropping out after his freshman year, he returned to finish one season later than Howell and Hutson. He misses the spirit of college ball, and takes his losses very hard. Boston, he says, apparently has become accustomed to losing...and has developed a sort of "grin and bear it" attitude...JUST ANOTHER CLUB: Vic Carroll, guard from the University of Nevada, and the much feared Cliff Battles, like Smith, look at the Packers as just another ball club. They express the opinion that the Packers will be defeated at Boston Nov. 8. Little things which provided interest were: Bruder's interception of Battles' pass in the second quarter...Battles started out after Bruder when the Packer player got the ball...and it was his last play of the game...Wayland Becker hit him...now nursing an ankle injury, Battles probably will not play against Philadelphia next week. Lou Gordon's contention that as great as the Packers looked Sunday, they are destined to look even greater...Lou had a fine day...spending much of his time in the Redskin backfield...his victims included Umpire L.J. Ritter of Detroit, who was bumped by the big tackle in the third quarter...and suffered a bump on the head, a cut mouth and (figure this one out) a bit finger. Flaherty's praise of George Sauer even though the Packer halfback was unable to play because on an injured collarbone...neither Sauer nor Gantenbein was in uniform. The "clock" furnished by the Junior Chamber of Commerce...Bill Clancy and Austin Destache, getting their signals from Field Judge Wilfred Smith, provided the fans with an opportunity to keep track of the passing of time in each quarter...HURRY TO TRAIN: Three officials' flying trip to the Milwaukee Road railroad station in a Red Top cab after the game...Driven first to the Hotel Beaumont to pick up their belongings, Referee C.K. Rebel, Umpire L.J. Ritter and Head Linesman M.M Meyer were deposited at the depot with four minutes to spare...Ole Gunderson's great respect for pro football..Gunderson is coach at Shorewood high school...and since the 1934 season has seen almost all of the Packer game that were played in Green Bay, Milwaukee or Chicago...he had nice things to say about Johnny Platt, Shorewood graduate who now is centering at St. Norbert college. The despondency on the Boston bench from the time of the first Packer touchdown until it was all over...Flaherty says they were completely demoralized...seems that they thought they were going to win. The hard play of both teams despite the overwhelming score...Ernie Smith of the Packers and Ed Smith of the Redskins both were hit hard enough to necessitate their removal from the game...The Boston club's red shoestrings to match their jerseys...Pinckert's exchange of words with Arnie Herber in the first half that looked as if it might lead to something...but it didn't...SCORE IS HIDDEN: The bad habit scorekeepers have of standing in front of the scoreboard after they have put the numbers up...it partially hides the score, and bothers fans. The penalty on the Packers inflicted by Official Meyer in the first half for "coaching on the sidelines"...pacing off the 15 yards, Meyer told protesting Packers and coaches on the bench: "Shut up, or I'll give you 15 more." Cal Hubbard's first appearance in Green Bay this season...he was on the sidelines with Ivan Cahoon and Whitey Woodin...and is the cause of much speculation on the part of the fans...he no longer is property of the Pittsburgh Pirates, with whom he played last week against the Chicago Bears. The best crack of the day, passed by an unidentified fan as the Redskins were leaving the field after the game: "Now you guys have nothing to worry about but the election."
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 12 (Green Bay) - With Herber and Berber, Musick and Busich, Millner and Miller, and three varieties of Smiths - Ernie, Riley and Ed - wandering about the place, yesterday's Packer-Boston football game turned out to be something of a headache for the boys with the typewriters. If this Boston club is the favorite to win the Eastern division, then may the gods of the gridiron have mercy on the clubs in that decision when they face the Packers, Bears, Cardinals and Lions. The licking reemphasized the superiority of Western football over the seaboard variety. Busiest Redskin - Frank Bausch, formerly of Kansas University. He led his team in total number of tackles, downed several punts, blocked his hardest and probably would get more than one vote for being the best Boston man on the field. Brilliant performances by several new Packers - Cal Clemens, Paul Miller, Bernie Scherer, Lou Gordon, Russ Letlow, in particular. Scherer displayed great aggressiveness, rushing passers and getting down fast on kicks. Miller put in a heated 10 minutes of ground gaining, during which he scored a touchdown. Clemens is coming around so fast that fans yesterday were connecting his name with that of Bruder. Having a brace of boys like Clemens and Bruder back of the line would affect any team's championship chances. Clemens broke up half a dozen forward passes and tackled like a sledgehammer...Johnny Blood, playing his 13th season of professional football, made a spectacular 1936 debut with the Packers yesterday, scoring a touchdown on a pass from Bob Monnett. That "touch" was Blood's 35th for Green Bay, and it boosted his all-time scoring total to 211 points. He is in second place, trailing Verne Lewellen by 90 points. Don Hutson's touchdown was his 8th for the Packers, and it enabled him to pass Myrt Basing and take 16th place on the big list. The touchdowns scored by Paul Miller and Bernie Scherer were their first as Packers. Ernie Smith picked up five more points during the afternoon on two extra point kicks and a field goal, which raised him to 24 points on the all-time list. He has 15 extra points and three field goals to his credit. Ade Schwammel's extra point was his fifth for Green Bay, and gave him 23 points, while Cal Clemens broke into the scoring column with his one after-touchdown boot...The Packer tackles were distributed all over the roster of eligible players, with Lou Gordon leading the list. Lou got nine tackles, while Clarke Hinkle had six; Walt Kiesling, Lon Evans and Wayland Becker five each; Ernie Smith, Tony Paulekas, Hank Bruder, George Svendsen and Cal Clemens four each. Frank Bausch led the Boston tacklers with 12, his closest rival being Riley Smith and Kahn, who had six each. Pug Rentner and Wayne Millner each contributed five.
DETROIT LIONS ARRIVE ON SATURDAY
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - Rolling into Green Bay at an 
early hour tomorrow morning will be two Pullman cars
loaded with Detroit Lion football players, who at that 
hour, presumably will be asleep and dreaming of a win
over the Green Bay Packers at City stadium on Sunday
afternoon. In the expectation of witnessing a decision
for the home team, or perhaps in hopes of seeing a 
wide open display of offensive football, a near record
crowd is preparing to attend the NFL game. The special
cars carrying the Detroit squad will arrive here at 3 o'
clock tomorrow morning, and they will be hoisted onto
a siding until 8:30, when the Lions will leave the train
and head for the Hotel Northland, their headquarters
during the brief visit here. Either Sunday morning or
afternoon, Coach George (Potsy) Clark will herd his big
charges onto to the Joannes park practice field for an
hour or so of limbering up work preparatory to the big
game Sunday afternoon - a contest which will figure
vitally in the championship chances of both teams. The
Lions will remain in Green Bay only until 5 o'clock on
Sunday afternoon, embarking on the Northwestern road
immediately after the game and leaving for Chicago,
where Oct. 25 they will battle the Bears of Coach 
George Halas. Arrangements have been made to hold
the train, if necessary, until all the Lions are aboard. 
The appearance of the Lions against the Packers is
expected to attract a near-record crowd for the following
reasons: The game will be the last homestand of the
Green Bay team this season. The visitors are the
champions of the professional football world. The 12-
game series between the teams, starting in 1929, 
always has been productive of colorful, thrilling football.
The chances of either the Lions or Packers to rest in
first place among Western division clubs depends upon
a victory. The kickoff will be at 2 o'clock and well before
that time fans will be thronging into City stadium. All
highways leading into Green Bay will carry followers of
the pro game from outside cities. Special train services
will be provided fans from Milwaukee and intermediate
places on the Milwaukee Road, E.D. Crim, ticket agent,
announced today. Northbound, the fans will travel in
extra coaches attached to the regular noon train arriving
here at 12:30. They will return on a special train leaving
at 5:45, since the departure of the regular train at 5 o'
clock is regarded as too early. Not much news came 
from Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers on the eve of
the important contest. The Green Bay squad is working
hard, hopes to be in good condition, and the players
are pointing, very definitely. None of the indecision 
which preceded the Bear game has been in evidence,
and followers of the team believe that if the Lions travel
home with a victory, it will be a well-deserved one.
WIDE OPEN OFFENSIVE TILT EXPECTED HERE ON
SUNDAY
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - Statistics of the NFL, compiled
by Ned Irish, New York, publicity director, substantiate
the theory that next Sunday's contest between the
Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions will be a wide
open offensive contest. Both teams are heavily loaded
with offensive dynamite, both on the ground and in the
air, and both have backfields capable of ripping off
touchdowns at unexpected points of the game. The
meeting will be 13th of the Portsmouth-Detroit series,
and it will be an unlucky 13th for somebody. Since 1929
battling Coach Potsy Clark's teams, the Packers have
won seven, lost four and tied one contest...THREE
GAMES TYPICAL: Last year's three games were 
typical of the weird football which has characterized the
series. Meeting for the first time of the season in
Milwaukee, the teams fought it out in a bitter, torrid
struggle with the Packers nosing out a 13 to 9 victory
on the strength of two long distance field goals by Ade
Schwammel. Then in Green Bay the Packers doused
the Lions with a brilliant display of offensive football,
chalking up 31 points while permitting Detroit only 7.
Just one week later the Bays were in Detroit, taking 
their worst licking of the season from the aroused Lions,
20 to 10. Green Bay's abilities on offense may be seen
partly from the fact that the Packers have the best
ground gainer in the Western division in Bob Monnett,
and have the National league's leading pass receiver in
Milt Gantenbein, who has speared seven tosses for 122
yards. Monnett also has caught seven passes..CARRY
THE MAIL: The Packers have three ball carriers - Joe
Laws, Clarke Hinkle and Monnett - who have traveled
more than 100 yards already this season, while Detroit
had two in the the first two games. Statistics listed
below do not include totals for last Wednesday's 
Detroit-Brooklyn game at the latter city. An interesting
difference between the two teams is the greater variety
of players the Packers have used in their scoring. 
Although the Lions ran up impressive scores in their 
first two games, only eight men figured in that scoring,
while the Packers, in their contests with the Cardinals,
Bears and Boston Redskins, scoring by using 12
different players. Ernie Smith, a tackle, leads the Bay
scoring list at present, his four extra points and two
field goals being good for 10 points. Harry Ebding, an 
end, leads the Lions with 12.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - There will be a lot of fur flying 
around the pro league circuit this weekend as four
games are scheduled. Bert Bell's Philadelphia Eagles
will be the only idle eleven. The nine-spoke wheel 
forces one open date each Sunday...Two intersectional
contests add some spice to the attractions. The
Chicago Cardinals launch their eastern invasion with a
game in New York while the Pittsburgh Pirates are 
billed for a tilt in Chicago with the Bears..Red Flaherty's
Boston Redskins will be at home to Philadelphia with
both clubs anxious to shake off their losing streak. A
battle royal is on tap at Green Bay where the high
powered Packers are to meet the Detroit Lions...Dennis
Shea, business manager for Boston, made his first trip
of the season to Green Bay after a serious illness and
came through the ordeal none the worse for wear
physically but the score caused him some mental 
worries...Some of the pro league veterans just simply
can't keep away from the game. Take Chuck Kassel for
instance. He has been out of action for several seasons
but has taken up a scouting job with the Chicago Cards.
..Jack Robinson, husky tackle, has been traded to the
Chicago Cards for Dave Cook, former Illinois backfielder.
It was an even up swap with no cash involved. The
Dodgers needed a back while the Cardinals were in a bad way for tackles...Jimmy Levey, an elusive running back, is once again in the lineup of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Bucs' halfback is also a baseball brilliant as he was one of the stars of the Dallas cub in the Texas league this past season...Walter Masters, a Pennsylvania star several years ago, is the newest addition to the ranks of the Philadelphia Eagles. Masters reported in splendid shape as he has been playing rugby football with a crack club in Ottawa...The Chicago Bears continue to lead the league with four victories. Sunday saw George Halas' outfit turn back two goal line thrusts to defeat their luckless city rivals, the Chicago Cardinals, by a 7 to 3 score before 16,288...The Green Bay running attack again kept pace with its famed aerial offensive as the Packers walloped the Boston Redskins at Green Bay. It was a real Packer day, and Coach Curly Lambeau's charges ran up a 31 to 2 score...The metropolitan gridiron supremacy argument in New York state remained unsettled as as the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers battled away to a 10 to 10 tie before a large crowd at the Polo grounds...Last year's championship Detroit Lions found the going to their liking in Philadelphia and tripped the Eagles by 23 to 0. After a scoreless first quarter, the Lions made two touchdowns in the second and another one and a field goal in the last...Jack Manders lugged the ball over from the four-yard line in keeping the Bear record intact. He also kicked the point after touchdown. Bill Hewitt had partially blocked a punt to pave the way for the score...Bill Smith, the Cardinals' all-America pro end, booted the ball between the uprights from the 25-yard line to give his team a three-point lead in the first quarter. The Bear touchdown came in the second...Dutch Clark proved to be just as much of a menace as ever in the game at Philadelphia. He started the ball rolling for the Lions in the second frame when he romped 34 yards for the first touchdown and kicked the extra point...Jack Monahan, Detroit lineman, broke into the scoring by falling on the ball behind the goal line when Kusko's attempt to punt from the Philadelphia end zone. On the first play of the fourth quarter Harry Ebding also scored on a pass...Trailing by 10 points, the Brooklyn Dodgers suddenly found themselves and rallied behind Ralph Kercheval, former Kentucky star, to earn a tie. Kercheval scored all the points, running 10 yards for the touchdown and kicking the rest...Tuffy Leemans, former George Washington ace, got away for another nice run Sunday. He dashed 26 yards in the second quarter, setting the stage for Tony Sarausky's field goal for the Giants. Dale Burnett made the Giant touchdown...Johnny Blood and Buckets Goldenberg returned the pro football picture Sunday. Blood sparkled as of old in the Green Bay backfield, making one of the touchdowns with a spectacular catch of a pass from Bob Monnett...George Sauer, the Packers' all-America pro back, was not in uniform Sunday. Neither was Milt Gantenbein, highly regarded end. Both of these players were injured in the Milwaukee game against the Chicago Cards, but should be back this Sunday...Cliff Battles, one of the greatest halfbacks in the country, probably will be missing from the Boston lineup against Philadelphia next Sunday. He incurred a badly sprained ankle in the game against the Packers.
LIONS DEPART FOR GREEN BAY
OCT 16 (Detroit) - Home Thursday, just long enough to pick up a few fresh shirts, the world champion Detroit Lions depart for Green Bay Friday afternoon. Sunday, the world champions will engage the Packers in the first of the NFL's crucial games. The Chicago Bears and the Lions are tied for the lead in the western division of the league. The Packers trail the Bears and the Lions by a one game margin. A victory for the Packers Sunday over the Lions will move Curly Lambeau's team into a tie with the men of George (Potsy) Clark. Elated over the showing his club made on its first Eastern invasion, Clark stated his lads were fit and ready for their struggle with the Packers. "If we can get past the first week of this 'suicide schedule', we ought to be in fine position for our first encounter with the Chicago Bears on Oct. 25. I'm trying not to think about that ball game and I'm trying to get the players to forget that we are playing the Bears a week from Sunday. But somehow the talk is about the Bears' game and not the Packer game next Sunday." Clark has not forgotten what happened to his 1934 team against the Packers. The Lions had won 10 straight games and were due to wind up their season with the Packers and Bears. The Lion players had their minds on the Bears' game, with the result the Packers halted their winning by handing them a 3 to 0 defeat. The 25 Lion
GREEN BAY SQUAD BATTLES DETROIT CLUB HERE SUNDAY
OCT 13 (Green Bay) - Having dusted off two consecutive NFL opponents with little difficulty, the Green Bay Packers were at work today preparing for the stiffest of all assignments - a battle with a champion - at City stadium next Sunday afternoon. The opposition will be provided by the Detroit Lions, who won the Western division championship from the Packers by a hairline last season and went on to triumph over the New York Giants in the playoff contest. The Packers came through Sunday's struggle with Boston in good shape, and Coach E.L. Lambeau hopes that all of his men will be in playing shape for Detroit. The principal doubtfuls are George Sauer and Milt Gantenbein, who still are nursing chest injuries, but neither saw action against the Redskins, and the additional week of rest is expected to be all in their favor. The squad held a skull session at the Beaumont hotel yesterday and were out slashing around in the snow today. Swede Johnston
acquired an injury against Boston which showed in today's workout, but he is very tough and Lambeau expects no difficulty from that quarter. Limbering up exercises were on today's program, with the squad aiming to get its leg back in shape after the pounding they received over the weekend...BEGINNING TO CLICK: Lambeau believes his squad is beginning to click properly, but he stressed the necessity of maintaining top speed against the Lions. The Packer coach today announced the official release of former Packer tackle, Cal Hubbard, who is a Green Bay visitor at present. Hubbard said yesterday that he has made no definite plans for the future, but that he came to Green Bay to ascertain his correct status as a professional football players. Officials for Sunday's game, selected by Joe F. Carr, National league president, are C.K. Rebel, Duquesne, referee; H.D. 
Robb, Pittsburgh, umpire; P.J. Erdlitz, Oshkosh, head
linesman; and M.M Meyer, Toledo, field judge. The 
Lions have streamrolled their opposition thus far and
probably will enter the game favorites over Green Bay, a
status which is O.K. to Lambeau and the Packers. If
the Bays can spring an upset over Potsy Clark's team
and follow this with a beating for Pittsburgh October 25
at Milwaukee, they will be in great position to battle the
Bears at Chicago in that all-important game Nov. 1.
PACKER COACH AT APPLETON
OCT 13 (Appleton) - "Getting and keeping his name in 
the proper frame of mind for each approaching game is
one of the biggest jobs of a football coach," Coach Earl
(Curly) Lambeau told members of the Appleton Lions
club at a luncheon meeting Monday noon at the Hotel
Conway. He pointed out that the mental attitude of the players was one of the reasons for the defeat of the Packers at the hands of the Chicago Bears recently. The same thing is not only true in football, but in every sport, he continued. Anyone following daily big time baseball knows that one team will be victorious at one time while the opponents will be the next, though the best club use the same players for both games, he said...PLAYED POOR GAME: Other reasons for the defeat of the Packers by the Bears were that the Bears were defeated twice by the Packers last year, and early this season turned in a miserable game to the Southern All Stars which the Bears lost by a 7 to 6 score, the Packer coach stated. "I am not offering any alibis," he said, "because the Packers should not have won by the game they played. The fact is that the Bears were red hot, and the Packers were not. Several times men were free for passes that failed to click without any apparent reason." Professional football teams are as well trained as any college squad, he said. After the Packer squad is in good shape the men are allowed to relax after a hard game, Lambeau said, and expressed the opinion that this was good for matured men. "A bottle or two of beer makes them drowsy and they sleep better," he explained. "After getting knocked around and bumped hard the players often find it difficult to sleep and such relaxation is beneficial."...REMAINS IN CITY: Several years ago the fans were worried about whether the Packers would remain in Green Bay, but from the support shown by the fans in Green Bay and other cities from all sections of Wisconsin since that time indicate that the team will remain in Green Bay for many years to come, he declared. "Other pro teams are backed by men with financial reserves who are in the game to make money or as a hobby while in Green Bay it is more of a community project," he said. "The entire state seems to have adopted the team so there is little cause for worry." In speaking of recruiting, Lambeau stated that he attends the East-West game in California each year, where the best college players in the country are matched against each other in a charity game. Eighty percent of these players enter the pro football ranks, he said...DISCUSSES GRID GREATS: He spoke highly of the 1936 Packer squad and said that there was perfect harmony along the players and a better spirit than found in most clubs. He went on to discuss the merits of a number of football greats and said that Jim Thorpe headed the list. "There was no stopping that man when he once got riled," Lambeau said in recalling some of the games that Thorpe played in. "Thorpe played best when his team was behind. The Packers played against him in 1920 and '21 and he proved to be one of the hardest players they ever went against." Good quarterbacks are hard to find, he said, but added that Herber and Laws of the Packer squad are developing into first class signal callers.
PRO FOOTBALL MOVES AHEAD
OCT 13 (Columbus, OH) - Professional football, according to President Joe F. Carr of the National league, is enjoying its greatest season. Carr, head of the loop since it was organized in 1921, said attendance figures were higher than ever, the nine teams more evenly matched, and the fans more interest. Almost a complete turnover in the league standings this season has caused the heavy interest and attendance, the prexy said. He cited that the Chicago Bears, who won six, lost four and tied two to finish last in the Western division last season, are now riding the crest with four straight wins...PIRATES ON TOP: In the Eastern division Pittsburgh is on top with three victories in four starts. The Pirates wound up in third place in the Eastern section a year ago with four wins in 12 starts. The champion Detroit Lions have won both their starts this season, but the New York club, winner of the Eastern division in 1935 with nine victories and three defeats, has been able to win but one of four starts during the present campaign. Brooklyn, second last year now is tied with New York, while Boston, winner of but two of 11 games last year, is in the second spot with two victories in five games.
PLAN COAST LEAGUE
OCT 13 (San Francisco) - A professional football league which will compete directly with Pacific Coast conference colleges for public favor is being organized under auspices of the NFL, it was learned today. Teams will be organized in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Bakersfield, Salinas and another city not yet names, according to present tentative plans. Games will be scheduled this season, it was learned...BUILD UP LEAGUE: Jim McNamara, formerly connected with the New York Giants professional team, will supervise organization of the San Francisco team. The National league reportedly is spending several thousand dollars to build up the West Coast league, and is planning to develop full-season schedules and possibly a playoff championship system. National league heads hope to have the league functioning on a large scale, paying basis by 1939 when they plan to stage a professional "World Series" in conjunction with the opening of the Golden Gate international exposition at San Francisco. Dr. Harold P. (Brick) Muller, one-time All-America player of the University of California "wonder teams" of the early twenties, will direct the Oakland team...PLAN FOUR GAMES: Four league games will be played in the San Francisco bay are this fall if the circuit can be formulated in time. Players will be recruited from the ranks of former Pacific Coast college players, many of whom in recent years have gone East to join National league clubs.
PACKERS TOP LEAGUE IN GROUND GAINING
OCT 13 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers and the Boston Redskins have ousted the Chicago Bears from the lead as the best offensive team in the National Professional Football league, according to statistics. The Packers took the lead with 1,116 yards while Boston gained second place with 1,034 yards as the Bears, ground gaining leaders for the past three seasons, dropped to third place with 964. Pittsburgh, leaders in the eastern division, retained team passing honors with 29 aerials completed out of 60 attempted for a percentage of .448. The Giants ranked second with 23 out of 53. The Brooklyn Dodgers and Detroit Lions are tied for defensive honors. The Dodgers had held their opposition to 651 yards from scrimmage in four games while the Lions' goal line has yet to be crossed in two league contests.
MIGHTY DETROIT LIONS INVADE STADIUM SUNDAY
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Speeding up offense and bolstering defense for an invasion of the world's professional football championship Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers today had the satisfaction of knowing that they will be playing before another oversized crowd in City stadium Sunday afternoon. Although lots of tickets remain to be sold, the early advance interest in the game has been as great as that preceding the clash with the Chicago Bears, and corporation officials hope
that the Standing Room Only sign will be in use before
the kickoff at 2 o'clock Sunday. For one thing, there will
be another rush of spectators from points outside Green
Bay, some coming with the desire to see the mighty
Lions in action but most with the hope that Green Bay's
Packers, holding consecutive victories over the Chicago
Cardinals and Boston Redskins, can keep their new
string of wins intact by upsetting Coach Potsy Clark's
great team...DETROIT IS UNBEATEN: Detroit has
steamrolled its opposition thus far, and with the Chicago
Bears, is undefeated in Western division play. Tonight
the Lions are booked for an appearance against the
Brooklyn Dodgers in the Eastern city, after which they
will board a train for the West - and the Packers. The
scintillating Detroit backfield is well known to Packer
fans, as well as to professional gridiron followers
everywhere, as a unit capable of producing the best
possible offensive football. At quarterbacks Potsy Clark
has the great Earl (Dutch) Clark, former Colorado 
college ace; Glenn Presnell, Nebraska great; and Ken
(Ike) Petersen, a product of Gonzaga university. Detroit
has three powerhouse fullbacks in Bill Shepherd, a
triple-threat man who was high scorer of the nation in 
1934; LeRoy (Ace) Gutowsky, a human battering ram
from Oklahoma City university; and Raymond (Buddy)
Parker, who got 64 points for Centenary college in 1934.
..CARRY STAR HALFBACKS: Supplementing these
hard-running and hard-hitting backs are the following
halfbacks, each one a star in his own right; Ernest
Caddel, Stanford; Frank Christensen, Utah; and Wilbur
(Red) White of Colorado State. When the halfbacks 
need relief, Petersen or Shepherd can be switched to
that position to help them out. Coach E.L. Lambeau of
the Packers is aiming to gear his offense machinery to
such a point that the Detroit backs, as well as the
linemen, will need plenty of relief. He is stressing
combined use of the forward pass, the off tackle slices,
​center spinners and end sprints in practice this week,
and will throw every ounce of Green Bay's offense
against Detroit at the earliest possible moment. The
team which scores first Sunday will have a great
advantage, and both coaches are expected to shoot
everything possible from the opening kickoff, not
relapsing into defensive football until a comfortable
margin is attained - which in view of the scoring abilities
of both teams seems a remote possibility.
PACKERS TAKE YARDAGE LEAD
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers and the
Boston Redskins have ousted the Chicago Bears, 
ground gaining leaders of the NFL for the past three
seasons, from the lead as the best offensive team in the
fifth week of play, according to statistics compiled
yesterday. The Packers, with 1,116 yards, took the lead
and Boston gained second place with 1.034 yards as 
the Bears dropped to third with 964. Statistics this week
also revealed that a total of 204 forward passes have 
been completed out of 559 thrown by all clubs for a 36
percent average, which is two percent better in 
efficiency than at any time in the history of the league.
Pittsburgh, leader in the Eastern division race, retained
team passing honors with 29 completed out of 60 for 48
percent, while the New York Giants are second with 23
out of 53...BEARS TOP SCORING: The Bears continue
to lead the circuit in scoring with 81 points. Green Bay
and Detroit, who meet next Sunday, are second and
third, respectively, with 68 and 62 points. The Brooklyn
Dodgers, who engage in a night game tonight, share honors as the best defensive team. Brooklyn has held the opposition to 651 yards from scrimmage, while Detroit's goal line has yet to be crossed by the enemy.
PACKERS ATTEND LEGION MEETING
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - George Sauer and Don Hutson, halfback and end, respectively, of the Green Bay Packers, were visitors at last night's meeting of Sullivan post No. 11, American Legion, at the Legion building. They were interviewed by John Walter, Press-Gazette sports editor, giving their opinions on the approaching Packer-Detroit game and the condition of the Green Bay squad. Both voiced their belief that Green Bay should defeat the Lions, but they predicted a tough contest.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Arch Ward's story about Potsy Clark and the Detroit Lions always is good for an airing, particularly in view of the approaching clash between the Lions and Packers at City stadium next Sunday afternoon. It seems that the Lions were scrapping it out with the Chicago Bears, and Potsy was striding up and down the sidelines when the play was in progress. Potsy began mumbling signals to the Detroit backfield, which was doing all right without them. "Sixty-one, Prez," he murmured to Glenn Presnell, the quarterback. "Sixty-one, Prez," he kept saying. Everybody seemed to hear him except Presnell. Finally Carl Brumbaugh of the Bears asked for time out and said to the Detroit quarterback, "For so-and-so's sake, Prez, call 61 before Potsy has a fit." On the next play Detroit lost 12 yards. "Was that 61?" yelled Brumbaugh to Potsy. The coach reluctantly nodded in the affirmative. "Good," declared Brumbaugh. "And what do you suggest they do now?" "Tell me to keep my big mouth shut," answered Potsy walking back to the bench.
PACKERS GEARING UP THEIR OFFENSE FOR BIG
GAME
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - Still unsatisfied with the offensive
progress of his football team, Coach E.L. Lambeau of
the Green Bay Packers is drilling the squad at top 
speed as the date for the Green Bay-Detroit contest
approaches. The Packers and Lions are slated for an 
NFL tangle at City stadium Sunday afternoon, starting
at 2 o'clock. "We made lots of mistakes against
Boston," said the coach, "and we still have not arrived
at the peak necessary to defeat the Lions." The Lions
are in that satisfying position of being a championship
team which realizes its abilities and has no intention of
relinquishing that title. It will invade City stadium
Sunday preparing to slosh large quantities of football all
over the Packers, and the home team's best chance to
winning is to break loose with a withering counter-
offensive...ONE MAJOR CHANGE: Tiny Engebretsen
was not present for drill yesterday, as his severe cold
is still bothering him. Lambeau made one major change
when he shifted Buckets Goldenberg, whose Packer
career has been spent as a blocking quarterback and
fullback, to a guard position. Goldenberg's 218 pounds
and his ability to pull out fast for interference led the
coach to believe that Buckets might be used in the 
forward wall. While attending Wisconsin, Goldenberg
saw considerable service in the line. The Packers
participated in a lengthy skull session at the Beaumont
hotel last night, and today they were rehearsed on 
defense for the Detroit plays. The Lions, in addition to
carrying a backfield which includes such names as
Presnell, Frank Christensen, Caddel, Gutowsky, Clark,
Parker, Shepherd, White and Petersen, have one of the
strongest and toughest lines in professional football...
SCHNELLER WITH LIONS: One Detroit players who
always attracts attention in Green Bay is Johnny
Schneller, former Wisconsin boy from Neenah, who now
is a regular with the Lions. The Lions are expected to 
arrive here Saturday in time for a workout, and they will
be headquartered at the Hotel Northland.
KERCHEVAL IS POINT LEADER
OCT 15 (New York) - Ralph Kercheval, former all-
America halfback at the University of Kentucky and now
playing his third season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, 
became the leading point scorer and field goal kicker of
the NFL in the fifth week of play, according to individual
statistics released today. Kercheval, a breeder of 
horses in Lexington, Ky., during the offseason, now has
19 points, most of which came from four successful
field goals. Cliff Battles, Boston Redskin and West
Virginia Wesleyan, continues to lead as the best 
ground gainer with 367 yards and is in a four way tie
with Jack Manders, Bill Karr and Bill Hewitt, all of the
Chicago Bears, for second place in scoring with 18
points. Tuffy Leemans, former George Washington ace
now with the New York Giants, is second in ground
gaining with 268 yards, and Swede Hanson, Temple and
Philadelphia Eagles, is third with 236 yards...FIRST 
FIVE PLACES: Players in the Eastern division of the
National league are in possession of the first five places
in ground gaining, for behind Battles, Leemans and
Hanson, come Kink Richards, Giants, with 190, and
Bobby Wilson, Brooklyn and Southern Methodist, with
189. Bob Monnett, Green Bay Packers and Michigan
State, leads the Western clubs and is sixth in the
league with 138 yards. Ed Matesic, southpaw tosser of
the Pittsburgh Pirates and formerly of the University of
Pittsburgh, continues to hold the lead as the best 
forward passer of the circuit over Ed Danowski, New
York Giants and former Fordham ace who led the NFL
in 1935. Matesic has completed 18 out of 34 for 253
yards and an average of 52 percent, while Danowski's
record is 23 out of 48 for 251 yards and 47 percent. Phil
Sarboe, Chicago Cardinals and Washington State, is
third with 20 out of 49 for 335 yards gained...TIED IN
RECEIVING: Milt Gantenbein, Green Bay Packers and
Wisconsin, and Jimmy Lawrence, Cardinals and Texas
Christian, jumped to a tie with Bob Monnett, Packers,
for pass receiving honors. These three now have caught
seven each, but Gantenbein's gains of 122 yards leads
the rest. It is interesting to note that there are four
Smiths in the National league and all have kicked field
goals. Ernie Smith of Green Bay has booted two, and
Riley Smith and Ed Smith of Boston, and Bil Smith of
the Cardinals, have one each to their credit. Kercheval's
50-yard field goal of last Sunday, in addition to putting
him into the lead as the best kicker and point scorer,
also was the longest of 20 kicked this season through
the league.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - Pickups from the squad of the
Detroit Lions, who will battle the Green Bay Packers at
City stadium Sunday afternoon: Dutch Clark, acclaimed
on more than one occasion as the greatest back in
professional football, was 30 years old last Sunday...he
is married and lives in Pueblo, Colorado, where they 
have those early stucco bungalows...he is a member of
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, same as George Svendsen
and Bernie Scherer of the Packers..Butch Morse,
formerly of the University of Oregon, was a member of
the American All Star squad which introduced American
football to the Japanese in the winter of 1935...Cal
Clemens, Packer blocking back, made the same trip...
Morse was rated as one of the best pass receivers on
the Pacific coast in 1934, and he is carrying on at end
for Detroit...Joe Kopcha, formerly of the Bears, is an
intern at Harper hospital, Chicago, and lives in Whiting,
Ind...made letters in football, basketball, baseball and
track at the University of Chattanooga, and took his
medical work at Rush.