(GREEN BAY) - A stubbornly fighting team of Green
Bay Packers which just wouldn't be licked outlasted the
Detroit Lions at City stadium yesterday afternoon by a
matter of minutes, and aided by Tiny Engebretsen's 
field goal in the waning minutes of the game achieved a
20 to 18 victory. The contest, a NFL engagement, was
witnessed by 13,500 fans, the largest crowd ever to see
a football game here - and most of them were gasping 
at the finish. The struggle best may be described by the
word Tremendous. The lead changed hands no less 
than four times in the last period alone, which featured
a kaleidoscopic brand of football potent enough to leave
the crowd alternately cheering and fearing, as the Bays
surged into the lead, lost it, and regained it again in the
dusky final minutes of the gridiron battle. There were
plenty of heroes aplenty on the Green Bay team, and
their loyal fans, proud of their great achievement which
elevated them to second place in the league's Western
division knocking again at the door of the Bears today
were shouting the praises of many a fighting Packer.
There was Engebretsen, whose deadly kicking, good for
two field goals, gave the Packers their vitally needed six
points. There was Clarke Hinkle, who played the game
of his life, battering the breath from his body until he 
had to be replaced in the fourth period, completely
exhausted. There was Blood, making a touchdown
catch which only he could make, and piloting the team
with sureness into Detroit territory for its final score. 
There was Milt Gantenbein, who fished Arnie Herber's
forward pass out of the air in the second period and
crossed the goal line with it - and there was Don Hutson
who caught five passes during the afternoon, most of
them when the yardage was vitally needed by Green 
And there were the dozen and more of the supporting 
Packers, including the powerful Green Bay linemen, 
who checked enough of the Detroit advances, and 
opened enough scoring chances for the Packers to
provide the setting for a Green Bay gridiron holiday. The
tidal trend of battle swung back and forth across the
gridiron all afternoon, providing a hectic atmosphere
that left the spectators wondering just what could 
happen next. They saw a great show, They saw the
Packers apparently hammer the Lions into submission
in one of the greatest first halves Green Bay has ever
played - two periods which left the Packers leading by
10 to 0, after having kept the Detroit champions bottled
up for 30 minutes of playing time. They saw Detroit
sweep back after the intermission with a relentless drive
- a sweeping, crushing ground attack that couldn't be
stopped - and score 15 points while holding the Packer
offensive in check. And with the Lions leading, 15 to 10,
they thought they had seen the last scoring of the day.
The scoring hadn't even started. Arnold Herber sailed a
pass 55 yards through the air into the arms of Johnny
Blood, Ernie Smith kicked the extra point and the Bays
were in front agin, 17 to 15. Had the excitement ended?
It hadn't even started. With another series of crushing
drives through the tackles and around ends, Detroit 
again carried itself under the shadow of the Green Bay
goal, and Dutch Clark's deadly dropkick sent the Lions
into a one-point lead, 18 to 17. It looked like Detroit had
provided a storybook finish, but Johnny Blood, with as
clever a mixture of offensive plays as one team ever
presented, piloted the Packers down deep into Detroit's
country, and Engebretsen, placed on the spot with the
necessity of kicking an all-important field goal from an
angle, came through one hundred percent. He made the
score 20 to 18, and there it stayed. The Packers looked
far more like champions than did Detroit in the opening
periods. They accepted the first kickoff, made a first
down, and lost the ball when Herber's forward pass was
picked off by Bill Shepherd of the Lions. Green Bay
messed up a couple of Detroit running plays. Shepherd
punted, and the Packers got a scoring campaign under
way. A 15-yard penalty on the Lions, followed by a 
Herber-Gantenbein pass gain of 12 yards, brought the
ball to the Detroit 30-yard line, and Engebretsen
stepped back 10 yards farther back to kick his field 
goal. That gave the Packers a 3-0 lead, with the game
scarcely under way. The Lions came back fast, turning
Gutowsky loose for a series of plays that led to a first
down, but a 15-yard penalty hampered the Detroiters,
and Frank Christensen punted. Herber kicked back,
Detroit failed to gain, and Christensen again booted into
Green Bay territory. This time Herber connected with a
forward pass to Bobby Monnett for 19 yards, but other
passes failed and Herber punted over the goal line. All
this time Detroit had been bottled up in its own territory.
Gutowsky and Clark cracked back for a couple of first
downs, moving the ball to midfield, but the Packers
broke up the attack and forced Frank Christensen to 
punt. Almost immediately the hard-running Hinkle 
slammed through the line for 23 yards, and Joe Laws
followed with one of his dodging sprints, good for 15
yards and a first down in Detroit territory. The Packers
were checked, and Bruder's punt was down by George
Svendsen five yards from the Detroit goal as the first
period ended. Monnett brought Christensen's return kick
back to the Detroit 39-yard line, and a 15-yard penalty
on the Lions moved the Packers closer to the goal. 
When passes and line plays failed to score, Ernie 
Smith attempted a field goal from the 41-yard line, but
the ball swerved to the right, and the Lions resumed the
offensive. They didn't get anywhere and Christensen
punted out, Laws setting the stage for a Packer score
by hauling the freight to the Green Bay 42-yard line.
The Packers were playing vicious ball at this stage, and
they proved it, first by shaking Laws loose for six yards
off tackle and then by tossing Hinkle past the line for 21
yards and a first down on the Detroit 32. A 15-yard
penalty set the Packers back, but Herber whipped a pass to Don Hutson, who twisted past Christensen and Randolph and shuffled to the Detroit 28-yard line, completing a 19-yard gain. Hinkle promptly made it first down with a 6-yard slant off tackle. Herber ran back and threw a pass over the right side of the line to Gantenbein, who took the ball as he crossed the goal line for a touchdown, running between Caddel and Clark for the score. Ernie Smith placekicked the extra point, and this gave Green Bay a 10 to 0 advantage. Detroit took the ball, and Caddel and Clark ripped back for a first down. After Hinkle intercepted a heave by Clark, the latter punted over the Green Bay goal line, and when Herber punted out, the Lions had the ball in Green Bay territory. Gantenbein broke through to smear Shepherd for a 15-yard loss, Christensen punted and Clemens kicked back, Clark's return bringing the ball back to the Packer 35. The Lions got threatening, but the Packers wrested the ball from them on downs, and Paul Miller scooted through the line for four yards as the half ended.
The fateful third period was every bit Detroit's, as the Lions all but drove the Packers from the stadium with a burning ground attack that Green Bay simply could not stop. The Lions pounded the tackles, mauled the guards, broke through center and skimmed around end with a crushing offensive that stayed out of hand until the Packers finally braced in the last period. A 22-yard jaunt by Miller early in the third period made things look good for the Packers, but Clark intercepted Miller's pass and the fun began. In two plays Gutowsky made a first down on the Detroit 42, and in two more Gutowsky and Caddel brought it to the Packer 44. Gutowsky hit the line twice and Clark broke off right tackle on a third play which made it first down on the Green Bay 31, and on the next two plays Gutowsky added three more yards. Caddel slipped into left tackle, broke past the Packer line, and steamed down the north sidelines to the goal for a touchdown, completing a gallop of 28 yards. Dutch Clark dropkicked the extra point and the Packer lead stood at 10-7. Here the Packers utilized some stupid field generalship. They took the kickoff, Monnett was dumped for a 2-yard loss, and Herber tried to pass. With Green Bay leading by three points, and having the ball on its own 18-yard line, a pass was about as uncalled for as a field goal, and Johnson chased Herber back to the goal line, spilling him across the chalk for a safety, cutting the Green Bay lead to 10-9. From then on that safety loomed up as a specter which threatened to snatch victory from the Packers even at the last minute. Clark, Caddel and Gutowsky engineered another advance, but Green Bay took the ball by downs on its own 25, Gutowsky failing to make the yardage by something less than an inch. The Packers couldn't gain, Herber punted, and the Lions came roaring down the field again.
Gutowsky and Caddel gained 15 yards in two plays for a first down on the Packer 31, Gutowsky smacked the line for two more, and a Clark to Caddel forward pass gained 11 yards and a first down 18 yards from the goal line. Caddel added five at the line, and Clark was checked for no gain on the 13-yard line as the third period ended, the Packers on the dead run. Caddel carried the ball to the 6-yard line, and after Shepherd's fumble was recovered by Clark for a 3-yard loss, Dutch passed to Caddel, who grabbed the ball on the goal line and crossed for another touchdown. Clark's dropkick for the extra point bounced off the post, and Detroit's lead was 15 to 10. The Packers took the next kickoff, Johnny Blood entered the game, and Green Bay got a break when interference was ruled on a Herber to Hutson forward pass, giving the Packers the ball on their own 47-yard stripe. Herber passed again to Hutson, this time for seven yards, and Ebding tackled Hinkle for no gain at end. Blood trotted out to the right on a spread formation, barked the signals, and dug up the turf in a dash toward the goal. Herber, who pried back the flap of his helmet to hear the signals, took the pass from center, faded back to his own 45-yard line, and got off a prodigious fling which traveled 55 yards through the air and alighted, somehow, in Blood's arms as the latter outraced Ernie Caddel and stumbled across the goal line. The crowd let loose a thunderous roar, which continued as Smith placekicked the extra point, and the Packers, once again alive, ran back to their positions for the next kickoff. Green Bay was leading, 17 to 15. The Lions hadn't even started. They took the kick, Clark ripped through for 12 yards, Parker got four more, and Clark made another 12 for a first down on the Packer 25-yard line. A fumble proved to be a handicap. and the Lions were short on their yardage for first down, so Clark stood on the 28-yard stripe and dropkicked a field goal. That bothersome safety was in evidence again as the Lions went ahead, 18 to 17. Here was the spot for a storybook finish, and the Packers had just the stuff to provide it. Blood, running hard, carried the kickoff to the Green Bay 32-yard line, his tackle for nine yards more, and passed to Bernie Scherer for six yards and a first down on the Packer 47-yard stripe. Herber missed fire on one pass, and clicked on a second, taken by Blood for nine yards. Blood, mixing his plays cleverly, sent Herber back for an apparent pass, but instead Swede Johnston smashed center for three yards and a first down on the Detroit 41. Blood couldn't gain at tackle, Herber's pass to Bruder was wiped out on a penalty, and another pass was incomplete, but on the latter Detroit drew a 15-yard penalty, giving the Packers the ball on the 31-yard stripe. There were crucial, cautious moments for Green Bay and the crowd was tense. Herber whipped a pass to the left to Hutson for five yards, and Johnston banged into the line, tracking to the left for seven yards and a first down on the Detroit 19-yard line, bringing the Packers into field goal territory. Again Herber passed to Hutson, this time for 10 yards and a first down nine yards from the goal. A fumble here would have cost the ball fame, but the Packers didn't fumble. Herber threw an incomplete forward pass, and Johnston gained three yards in a thrust at center. It was third down, and the ball was at a bad angle, so Herber carried it to the right in a poke at tackle that failed to gain. There still was an angle, but it was fourth down and Engebretsen again was called into the backfield. He kicked the goal, sending the Packers once more into the lead, 20 to 18, and again hysteria reigned over the stadium. The Packers kicked off, and there was an anxious moment as Clark fired a forward pass, but Hutson saved the game by intercepting the toss and filtering back 20 yards to the Lion 18-yard stripe. In several smacks at the line the Bays drove to the Detroit 15-yard stripe, when the game ended.
DETROIT   -   0  0  9  9  - 18
GREEN BAY -   3  7  0 10  - 20
1st - GB - Tiny Engebretsen, 40-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Milt Gantenbein, 22-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ernie Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 10-0
3rd - DET - Ernie Caddel, 28-yard run (Dutch Clark kick)  GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - DET - Safety, Herber tackled in the end zone by Jack Johnson  G. BAY 10-9
4th - DET - Caddel, 9-yard pass from Dutch Clark (Kick failed)  DETROIT 15-10
4th - GB - Johnny Blood, 40-yard pass from Herber (Smith kick)  GREEN BAY 17-15
4th - DET - Clark, 28-yard field goal  DETROIT 18-17
4th - GB - Engebretsen, 18-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 20-18
Green Bay Packers (4-1) 31, Detroit Lions (2-1) 18
Sunday October 18th 1936 (at Green Bay)
OCT 24 (Green Bay) - In a game that will affect the leadership of both Eastern and Western divisions of the NFL, the Green Bay Packers will meet the Pittsburgh Pirates at State fair park, Milwaukee, tomorrow afternoon. The kickoff will be at 2 o'clock, and if favorable weather prevails, the game probably will be witnessed by the largest crowd ever to see the Packers
play in Milwaukee. The Packers left on the Milwaukee
Road train at 7 o'clock this morning, accompanied by
Coach E.L. Lambeau, Assistant Coach Richard (Red)
Smith, Trainer Dave Woodward, and Packer officials.
They headed straight for the Schroeder hotel upon
arriving at their destination and an hour later were on 
the gridiron taking final workout before tomorrow's game.
The team is in good shape. A few of the men are 
carrying minor injuries from the Detroit game, but 
Lambeau believes that all of them will be available for
service against the Pirates. This week's practice has
stressed the importance of checking the great Pirate air
attack, although its efficiency may depend upon the
amount of time Ed Matesic, Pitt halfback, can spend in
the game. Matesic broke his nose in the game with the
Bears last Sunday, and he probably won't be able to
spend his usual quota of minutes in Sunday's contest...
FIRE WITH FIRE: The Packers plan to fight fire with fire.
They intend to match the Pittsburgh aerial driver, best in
the National league, with a counterattack from the same
quarter, and in practice sessions this week they 
concentrated upon further polishing their supply of 
forward pass plays. With Herber and Monnett to do the
flinging, and just about anyone on the squad receiving,
the Green Bay team figures to be as much of a menace
to the Pirates as Matesic's tosses will be to the Bays.
Trains will carry hundreds of Northern Wisconsin fans
into Milwaukee tonight and tomorrow, and many more
will take to the highways to boost the number of visitors
from outside that city. Predictions have been made that
the crowd, given favorable weather, will total more than
14,000, which would set a record for Green Bay
appearances in Milwaukee...LAST IN WISCONSIN: The
game will be Green Bay's last contest on Wisconsin
soil this season, as the following Sunday the Packers
are booked against the Bears at Chicago, after which 
they head eastward for successive games against the
Boston Redskins, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York
Giants. Then they return to the West to meet the Lions
OCT 24 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, unbeaten pace
setters in the scramble for the Western division title in
the NFL, Sunday face their toughest obstacle so far
this season with the invasion of Wrigley field by the
Detroit Lions, defending circuit champions. With the
leadership in the Western circuit at stake in this 
struggle of grid titans, the Eastern division scramble is
also presenting a tight picture, with the lead at stake in
two widely separated games. The Green Bay Packers,
victors in four of five games and facing a chance to tie
for the Western lead if Detroit turns back the Bears, 
meet the Pittsburgh Pirates, present Eastern leaders,
at Milwaukee...ONE GAME BEHIND: The New York
Giants, defending Eastern titleholders, are only a game
behind Pittsburgh and meet the Philadelphia Eagles in
New York. Victory for the Giants over the Eagles, who
handed them a 10 to 7 setback in the opening game of
the season, would put the champions on top if the
Pirates fall before Green Bay. The Pirates have won 
four and lost two, while New York have won two and lost
the same number with one tie. Since the standing is on
a percentage basis, the Giants would thus have a slight
edge over the Pirates. In the fourth circuit duel slated
for decision the Chicago Cardinals will meet the 
Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets field. With the Cards at full
strength again, the Dodgers are in for a tough struggle if
they hope to keep pace with the other Eastern teams...
FIRST OF SEASON: The battle in Chicago between the
Bears and the Lions is the first meeting of the season
between these rivals and a win for the champions would
send the Western race into a two-way tie between the
Bears and Packers, if the latter hurdles Pittsburgh. 
Detroit suffered its first defeat last Sunday when Green
Bay rallied to win out, 20 to 18, but that was the Lions' third game on the road in eight days and they are certain to be at top form for the Bears. However, the Halas outfit, now that Bronko Nagurski is cracking lines wide open again and Beattie Feathers is clipping off yardage in big chunks, will be at least an even choice against the powerful Dutch Clark aggregation.
OCT 24 (Green Bay) -  If Coach Potsy Clark spent the next four years praising the Packers and lauding the quality of officiating in the NFL, he probably wouldn't be able to squad himself with Green Bay's football fans, and many of those who read the post mortems of last Sunday's games. I wonder just how long it would take many of the Packer fans to square themselves with the Lions, in case they wanted to? As Ernie Caddel, as grand a halfback as ever sliced a tackle, walked from the stadium last Sunday, after playing his heart out with one of the greatest exhibitions of ground gaining Packer fans ever had seen, he was trailed by youngsters and some not so young, anxious to hiss and boo him out of the gridiron. As the Detroit team guest of the Packers walked wearily from the field after giving the spectators one of the finest displays of fighting football they'll ever be privileged to se, the cry "Cheese Champions!" floated down on them from more than one place in the stands. True, the old Portsmouth boys originated that insult, but it wasn't the players who did it, and if it had been, Green Bay's fans might be more than a little ashamed to put themselves in the class of the Portsmouth football followers who invented it. On a downtown corner after the game stood three or four half grown boys. Jubilant at the victory, they were waiting for cars bearing Michigan licenses to pass, so they could hurl boos and jeers at its occupants. The chief trouble was that the Michigan cars they were insulting came from Iron Mountain, Ironwood, Escanaba and other points in the Upper Peninsula, and were filled with fans who drove more than 100 miles to see the Packers win - the best friends the Green Bay team possesses. Maybe the boo is a worthwhile invention. Maybe it's old-fashioned not to appreciate it. But do you remember when the Green Bay sporting crowd was hailed as the best
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - All things in life may be relative, and much depends upon the point of view of an individual towards an event or incident, but the contorted reflections that bounce back out of trick mirrors are no more true than what Potsy Clark, Detroit coach, saw as his Lions dropped out of the NFL lead at City stadium Sunday. By the grace of the gridiron gods, Tiny Engebretsen's good right toe, and the inspiration of Johnny Blood, the Packers were destined to beat the Lions by 20 to 18 in one of the most dramatic finishes ever staged on the home lot, but Potsy didn't see it that way. "We didn't lose that game, we were robbed of it," said the toughest loser of all as he hurriedly packed his bags in the Hotel Northland to make a North Western train that was being held half an hour to await his team. In a manner that was reminiscent of last year's objections to sand on the field here after two days' rain when the Lions lost by 31 to 7, Potsy gave all the credit for the Packer win yesterday to the officials...JUST RUBBER STAMP: Members of his team whose mental attitude throughout is just a rubber stamp of Potsy's, also admits no points about the Packer team or play that warranted the victory. Highly spirited at times, and a great team when it winds, the Detroit aggregation has more personal feelings about the Packer rivalry than any other series on its league schedule - a feeling that was born at Portsmouth when the Lions, then Spartans, constantly battled for the Packes' scalp and didn't get it often enough to suit themselves. Clark's objections to the officiating are unusual in that he doesn't deny that certain penalties might have been deserved, but that they should not have been called under the circumstances. Penalties on Potsy's team should be called, it is indicated by the coach's attitude, when their execution will have no direct bearing on the result. With the Packers trailing by 17 to 18 and the minutes ticking away what then appeared to be a Lions' win, Jack Johnson, Detroit tackle, deliberately knocked down Arnie Herber after a pass was thrown. Referee Rebel inflicted a 15 yard penalty, giving the Packers a first down in Lion territory...LIONS RAISE HOWL: A scream went up from the Lion bunch that must have been heard in Detroit. Harry Ebding and Butch Morse, Detroit ends, cried about the injustice because "we had been doing that all afternoon and it wasn't called...why should it be called now when it's Jack's first offense." Detroit players had been knocking down Packer passes before, and four times they were warned...a warning that evidently did not sink in. Johnson's flagrant violation of the rules not only justified the penalty, but made it necessary if officiating is to mean anything at all. But it is that penalty which Potsy and the voices which echo his views blame for their loss. From that point the Packers continued down the field until Tiny Engebretsen, coolest person in the stadium at that time, stepped back and booted the ball from John Blood's hand to win the game. No credit was given by Clark to Tiny, who had kicked another three points in the first half and was otherwise bothersome to the Lion attack all day, and there were no bouquets for any of the others who staged a drama which packed more thrills than any which has been devised in the studios of Hollywood. Clark insists that the Packers are not as good as they were last year, and that, as usual, his team is better...MUST BE WEAKER: "The Packers are the same as they were last year, with the exception of Hubbard and Michalske," says the Lionman. "Figure it out for yourself. Subtract two players like Mike and Cal from the club, and the result must be a weaker team." Potsy forgets that Cal and Mike, undoubtedly two of the greatest linemen in football history, are no longer youths and must reach a point where others are more effective in their places. And Potsy completely disregards the spirit which is the greatest the team has had since the championship years. He contends that Sauer, Hinkle, Laws and Monnett are still the Packers' greatest running backs, but that no team ever won a championship with nothing but passes. "The Packers still have nothing but a prayer," he says, forgetting the effective running of the backs he mentioned, along with that of Paul Miller, and the blocking of Bruder and Clemens. Warming up to his subject, Potsy says that the Packers are just average, about on par with Brooklyn and Philadelphia. How it must have hurt him to have that "average team's" prayer answered. Potsy smiled only at the mention of Johnny Blood. Blood, he says, "has football in his blood" and will be a spectacular back as long as his body can stand the punishment that goes with 13 years of professional football...PLAYERS ARE BITTER: The players were even more bitter than their coach in some ways. Ox Emerson, who kicked Frank Butler in the mouth in the second quarter, claimed on the bench that "Butler is no man" because the big Packer center resented the act. At the time Butler said, "I'm going to get you before this game is over," but realizing the necessity of team play, he let it slide. The difference in attitude of the pair after the incident tells the story of the Lions' frame of mind. Butler left his hard feelings out on the field, but Emerson carried the resentment away from the ball park with him despite the fact that he, by his own admission, had done the kicking. Like schoolboys, the rest of the Lions made charges of dirty play, and generally tossed brickbats with all the fire of a Republican orator attacking the New Deal. Leaving the field after the game, Ebding expressed disappointment at not "getting" Bruder. Other coaches and opponents this season have said nothing but good things about Hank. Ebding claims "he is one of the dirtiest of the lot." An end that spends much of his time on his back after being blocked out of plays may be inclined to blame foul play for his plight. Later Ebding said that this probably will be his last season of football. Three years with Portsmouth and three with Detroit have given the former St. Mary's college end his fill of the game. It is little wonder that hard blocking is so distasteful to him...EVANS IS KICKED: Other Lions have decided "feelings" about certain Packer players, but thoroughly disliked by the whole team are Don Hutson, Clarke Hinkle, Lon Evans and Milt Gantenbein. Evans was kicked in the back in the first half, necessitating his removal from the game, but he was back in the starting lineup when the second half opened. Packer players express no such resentment of Detroit play, although they intimate that the Lions are prone to hit in the clinches. The Green Bay team is more concerned with its own chances, and what the game has proved to them. It definitely stamps the Packers as a serious title contender, and again shows that the team is picking up steam as the season grows older. From end to end and through the backfield runs the attitude of "Watch us go now." Walter Kiesling, who has seen and played with a great many teams, claims that while yesterday the Packers were better than ever before this season, they have not yet reached their peak. He, along with Gantenbein, Tony Paulekas and Tiny Engebretsen think that the Lions are a better team than the Bears. It is a healthy attitude, and one which will help in the eight games coming up. The crowd, jammed in every possible spot where anything could be seen, went away singing the praises of a Packer team that has the spirit to conquer. In that crowd was Eddie Kotal, Central State Teachers college coach, whose name is familiar to all Packer followers. It was Eddie's first glimpse of the Green Bay team since the Bear rout, and he was as happy over the outcome as if he had played himself...THE OLD FIRE: "It's the old fire," he said. "Johnny (Blood) helps to instill that spirit, but don't forget that every man is out there to win. To me it looks as good as any Packer team I have ever seen or played with." Pouring through the gates long after the game had started, the crowd surged ahead too fast for ticket takers and gate men at the southeast gate, and policemen were called to get the fans in line. All day the police worked on the crowd with the result that even in the gate rushing there was no real disorder. It was a neat piece of handling of what Captain H.L. Bero estimates the largest out of town crowd to attend a Green Bay sporting event. Down below the crowd, along the sidelines, little things were meaning much to some individuals. Detroit owner Richards is like the rest of his club...bitterly he saw victory going to the other team...from his seat on the press bench he spouted a tirade of insults against the Packers that marked him as one of the poorest sports of the season. Program sellers, working up a little racket of their own when they saw there was going to be a shortage, were tripped by the announcement that fans should not pay more than the customary ten cents..."Chisling the chislers," said one fan...GREETED WITH BOYS: The crowd in the east stand greeted the Lions with a mixture of Bronx cheers, boos and hisses...and fans in general were quick to cheer Packer work...but one disgruntled follower lacked faith in Packer strength and yelled, "Put in somebody...put in anybody...put in the band" when things looked dark late in the third quarter. A little dog kept the crowd entertained and almost drove Propertyman Howard Levitas crazy before the game...scampering about the field, the pup first favored the Packers, then made the Lions his favorites...five times Levitas carried him from the grounds...the last time he stayed out. Everett Lindstrom, who once worked under Trainer Dave Woodward at the University of Minnesota and who has a temporary job with the Bears at the beginning of the season, thinks the Packers are a match now for the Bears any time now..."The Bears are no better now than they were at the start of the season...the Packers continue to get better." All members of the team lost weight during the contest...but the greatest amount was dropped by tackle Ernie Smith...who was missing 13 pounds when he weighed himself in the training 209 he was the lightest he has been in four years...MUST SIT DOWN: Officials made Potsy Clark sit down on the sidelines in the first half...and a few minutes later made Assistant Packer coach Richard (Red) Smith was give the same orders...Clark chews several packages of gum during a game..Ollie Lambeau was ruled off the "sticks" for the first time in 14 years...objections from Potsy Clark made Ollie give up the downs marker...but what Oillie did not know until later was that it was a gag...made up Saturday by Clark, Charles McWey, who has known the Lion coach for seven years, and Tommy Emmet, Lions publicity man, all friends of Lambeau's, they framed the objection...A male (he couldn't have been more than seven years of age) ran out towards Potsy when the game ended...grinning from ear to ear he shouted at the frowning coach..."Pothead Clark, Pothead Clark" and in the manner of children kept it up until he left the field.
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - Although none of the Packers received injuries likely to keep him out of next Sunday's game with Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, yesterday's Green Bay-Detroit fracas developed the most serious set of minor injuries of the season, Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, announced today. Lon Evans received a kick in the back which at first was believed serious, but he appeared to be all right this morning, Dr. Kelly said. Johnny Blood incurred a painful neck injury, and Lou Gordon's left knee was severely twisted. There were several other bumps and bruises, but all the Packers probably will be available for Sunday. Milt Gantenbein and George Sauer, two men injured previously, came through in fine shape.
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - Prayers were rising from the City stadium stands like ducks from Peak's lake yesteday afternoon, when the Packers clutched the ball around midfield, and the score was 15 to 10, hind side to. You groveled in the grass at the side of the field and thought, "O Lord, make me a good boy and make somebody catch a pass." If you had thought it over, you probably would have recalled that this was the spot for Johnny Blood to bob up again. But, somehow, you never expect Blood at just those times, and neither, obviously, did the Detroit Lions. That soaring forward pass, splitting the skyline from Herber to Blood, probably will do down as the thrill of the season, just as that 83-yard gain on a pass play, with Don Hutson doing the receiving, was No. 1 thrill of the 1935 schedule. To me, the biggest moment came three minutes from the end, when with the Packers leading by two points, Dutch Clark's forward pass was intercepted by Hutson, who skipped around and between Lions for 20 yards to end, definitely, the last Detroit threat. As Hutson was spilled by Dutch Knox down on the Detroit 18-yard line, the ball as safe as if it was locked in Trainer Dave Woodward's first aid box, a sigh of relief which was almost a sob went up from the packed stands. Whatever the Lions did after that, everyone realized, wouldn't be enough. They had come back for the last time...Four Packers figured in the scoring yesterday, adding to their points on the Green Bay all-time scoring list in the National league...Johnny Blood's touchdown was his 36th for the Packers, and it gave him a total of 217 points...he stands second on the big list to Verne Lewellen of the 1924-32 era, who leads with 301 points, leaving Johnny still 84 points in arrears...The two extra points which Ernie Smith kicked were his 16th and 17th, boosting him to a tie for 26th place with Arnold Herber...Milt Gantenbein scored his third touchdown in league play for the Packers, giving him 18 points...Tiny Engebretsen's two field goals were Nos. 2 and 3, and raised his Packer point total to 10...We didn't figure out the tackles this week...if you're curious you can do it yourself from the play by didn't seem fair to the boys who were breaking up the interference, but getting few tackles...Clarke Hinkle and Lon Evans get the palm for being the most tired Packers on the field...those two just worked their hearts out, and were so tired they had to be taken out, although they didn't stay out..Lou Gordon got plenty of business at tackle, and was injured, although not badly.
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Pleased over Sunday's victory here over the Detroit Lions which catapulted the Bays into the thick of the National Professional Football league title chase, but more concerned with the next few weeks' games, Coach Curly Lambeau started preparations for Sunday's game at Milwaukee against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lambeau refused to regard Pittsburgh lightly despite the Pirates' 26 to 7 setback by the Chicago Bears Sunday. The Packer leader pointed out that Pittsburgh was on top of the eastern division with four victories in six games. "We still have plenty of mistakes to rectify," he continued. "We suffered a third quarter 'let down' that nearly cost us the game Sunday. Championship teams don't let down at all." Three Packers suffered injuries in the Detroit game but all are expected to be in shape by Sunday. Lon Evans was kicked in the back. Johnny Blood's neck was hurt and Lou Gordon twisted an ankle. Lambeau said that although he did not use Buckets Goldenberg against the Lions, he would continue to work the former blocking back at right guard and may play him there against the Pirates.
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Their heads still whirling from the sensational fourth period which the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions staged at City stadium last Sunday, fans of the Packer football team today prepared for another invasion of Milwaukee, this time to witness a clash between Green Bay and Pittsburgh, leader of the National league's Eastern division. Pittsburgh, expected to come back fast after its defeat by the powerful Chicago Bears Sunday, has a team which has been the surprise of the Eastern sector, and at present the Pirates are riding ahead of New York, Boston, Brooklyn and Philadelphia. The Pitt backfield includes such tough and rugged stars as Richard Sandefur, Purdue; Warren Heller, Pitt; Silvio Zaninelli, Duquesne; James McDonald, Duquesne; John Gildea, St. Bonaventure; Jimmy Levey, Quantico; Max Fiske, De Paul; Arthur Strott, Duquesne; Edward Matesic, Pitt; and Johnny Karcis, Carnegie Tech...BEST KNOWN NAMES: Of these Heller, Zaninelli, Matesic and Karcis are best know to Wisconsin football fans, and all will be on display Sunday in Milwaukee. The game, given additional prestige by the Packers' brilliant 20 to 18 victory over the Lions, is almost certain to attract the largest crowd of the Packer series in Milwaukee, weather permitting. If ever a football team displayed a fighting heart and an utter lack of knowledge of when it was beaten, that squad was the Packer eleven of last Sunday. Taking a 10-point lead, and seeing it fade away twice before Detroit's lethal thrusts, the Packers still had enough of the old what-it-takes to crash back for a scant victory - winning by only two points, but enough to dump Detroit from first to third place in the Western division. Coach E.L. Lambeau and Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith now have the problem of preventing a letdown from the great heights which the team reached Sunday. They gave the Packers a day off yesterday, but this morning they were back at work, framing offense and strengthening defense for the Pittsburgh battle...VETERANS SHAKEN UP: In general, the squad isn't in bad shape, although several husky veterans, including Lou Gordon and Lon Evans, were badly shaken up in the Detroit game. Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, predicted that all players will be in shape to appear against the Pirates. If the field is dry at Milwaukee, it is likely that speedy Paul Miller, already a great favorite with the crowd, will be turned loose against Pittsburgh, as the Pirates haven't had a chance to see Miller's shifty style of end running. One former Packer, Tiny (Bill) Croft, former Utah linebacker, will appear in the Pittsburgh lineup. Croft was acquired from the Packers by the Pirates early this season. Packer followers are banking upon a Detroit victory over the Bears Sunday, plus a Green Bay win at Milwaukee, to land the Packers into the Western division lead. While such a break seems like asking a good deal, it is well within the realm of the possible, as the Lions may be expected to come back with a rush after their beating by Green Bay. It is rare that Detroit loses two contests in a row, and Coach George (Potsy) Clark may be depended upon to make things rough for his squad this week...OFFICIALS ARE NAMED: Officials for Sunday's game will be the following; Bobby Cahn, Chicago, referee; M.M Meyer, Toledo, umpire; J.J. Ritter, Detroit, head linesman; and R.J. Erdlitz, Oshkosh, field judge. The Pittsburgh team is remaining in Chicago all week, instead of returning East after the Bears game, and before Sunday they will move into Milwaukee in preparation for their game with Green Bay.
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Pasadena has the Rose Bowl, New Orleans the Sugar Bowl, and Miami the Orange Bowl. By all fair methods of comparison Green Bay should have the Milk Bowl. Anyway the stadium is not sufficient unto its purpose. Perhaps a thousand people last Sunday were crashing the gates looking for seats when seats there were none. There is plenty of room on the north and to the east for extension and enlargement. Preparation should be made accordingly before next season opens. How far distant is the day when 25,000 or 30,000 people will want tickets? The Packers have become firmly settled as a Wisconsin and Northern Michigan institution. That their habitat is Green Bay is our fortune. With it goes the responsibility of completely handling the crowds. And it is in point to remark after the hectic and nerve racking game Sunday that in Green Bay's Parthenon where is carved the records of its mighty in athletics an extra sprig of laurel should be reserved for those who rose to the super efforts made necessary by the clawing Lions, and feline, to the last.
OCT 21 (New York) - The Chicago Bears, champion
ground gainers for three years, showed they didn't like
dropping to third place last week and promptly jumped
back into the lead with 1,423 yards, according to team
statistics of the NFL in the sixth week of play. Green
Bay dropped back to second with 1,380 and Boston to
third with 1,347. Detroit's Lions, defending champions
who meet the Bears next Sunday, became the best
defensive team by holding the opposition to 668 yards
and 27 points, which is five more than the Bears have
had scored upon them. The Bears, present leaders in
the West, have a clean record for offensive honors for
they also lead Detroit and Green Bay in scoring with 
107...PITT BEST PASSER: Forward passing continues
to be the main weapon of attack of Pittsburgh, Eastern
leaders and they still lead the league in this department
with 50 completions out of 99 tosses for a 50 percent
average. New York is second with 30 out of 70. Detroit
has a 51 percent average but has only thrown 42.
OCT 21 (Green Bay) - Aiming to give his left halfback
forces steadier work, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green
Bay Packers today shifted George Henry Sauer, who
has played at that position, to fullback, where Sauer will
team with Clarke Hinkle and Swede Johnston. The 
Packers were hard at work in preparation for Sunday
afternoon's NFL game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at
Milwaukee. Buckets Goldenberg continued to work at
guard. Goldenberg saw service at tackle when he
attended the University of Wisconsin and he appears to
be breaking into his new assignment well. He is a sure
blocker and tackler, and Lambeau believes he will be
particularly valuable in pulling out to run interference. 
The Packers will leave Green Bay at 7 o'clock Saturday
morning, will work out in Milwaukee the same day, and
will be headquartered at the Hotel Schroeder. The 
Pittsburgh team, following its game with the Bears at
Chicago last Sunday, has been staying at the Great
Northern hotel in that city, and working out at Wrigley field, alternating with the Bears. The Pirates are reported to have been shaken up considerably in their contest with the Bears, and Ed Matesic, the team's ace forward passer, picked up an injured nose, but the players are expected to round into shape in time for Sunday's contest...BRUDER IS ABSENT: Injuries continue to bother the Packers, although the coach still believes he will have his men at full strength by Sunday. Hank Bruder didn't attend yesterday's drill, and this caused some worry, as Bruder is no less necessary to the team than a front wheel to a bicycle. The veteran quarterback, one of the team's very best blockers and tacklers, an expert pass receiver, and a generally all-around star, has been a chief cog in Green Bay's victory marches this season, and was one of the brightest spots from a Packer standpoint in the defeat by the Bears. Lou Gordon, giant right tackle, was another missing player yesterday, but Lambeau expected Gordon back in harness today. With Gordon out, all of the right tackle responsibility falls upon Ade Schwammel. Shifting Sauer to fullback is expected to give Bobby Monnett and Paul Miller, two left halfbacks who have been going great guns, more chance to work at their positions. Both halves have starred practically in their every appearance this season, and with Monnett and Miller to shoot at Pittsburgh from the running back position the Packers are in a position to irritate any defense...LOOK OVER OFFENSE: Today the Packers overhauled what they knew of the Pittsburgh offense, attempting to see what makes it click. The Pirates have the best forward passing record in the National league, and as Green Bay has looked none to expert on pass defense several times this season, Lambeau's task is to plug the defense against the Pitt aerials. "We expect nothing but the toughest kind of a battle at Milwaukee," the coach said. "Pittsburgh held the Chicago Bears to a 12-7 score until five minutes from the end of the game, and then got bad breaks as it attempted to score through the air. John Karcis, the Pirate fullback, caused the Bears all kinds of trouble. With five minutes to play, and trailing by only 12-7, Pittsburgh had the ball on the Bears' 16-yard line, and an intercepted pass prevented the Pirates from scoring." Pittsburgh has the championship spirit, is leading the Eastern division and has drawn large crowds to all its home games.
OCT 21 (Chicago) - The Pittsburgh Pirates, leading team in the Eastern division of the NFL, took their second morning workout at Wrigley Field today to prepare themselves for the Sunday clash with the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee. Beaten in the last quarter by the Western leaders, the Chicago Bears, Sunday, the Bucs took a rest Monday but resumed practice yesterday on the same field which the Bears also use for practice. The Bears are getting ready for the invasion of the league champion Detroit Lions. The Pirates withstood the rough contest with the Bears in good shape. Dick Matesic, southpaw passer with the best passing record in the league, who was thought to have suffered a broken nose in the Bears game, has come along fast. His nose was damaged considerably, but not broken. The Packers, beaten only by the Bears this fall, are favored to hand the Bucs their second defeat of this western invasion. Green Bay has a strong running and passing offensive, featuring Hank Bruder, Bob Monnett, Clark Hinkle, Arnold Herber and Don Hutson.
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - With skies clearing for what Green Bay sports fans hope will be an excellent football weekend, the Packers today polished their offense and defense in preparation for Sunday's NFL game at Milwaukee against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Packers
will leave Saturday morning, and will work out shortly
after noon on the gridiron where Sunday their hopes for
a Western division championship will receive another
severe test. Green Bay's chief objective against Pitt will
be to stop the bullet heaves of Ed Matesic, who leads
the NFL in forward passing with a record of 57 percent.
Matesic acquired a broken nose against the Chicago
Bears last Sunday, however, and this may lessen his
efficiency...STAYS AT CHICAGO: Pittsburgh still is
encamped at Chicago, and will not move into Milwaukee
until Saturday, when it too will wind up drills at State
fair park. Coach E.L. Lambeau hopes that all his men
will be available for action against the Pirates. Several 
of them were shaken up badly in the Detroit game, and
all have not returned to form yet, but the entire squad 
was out for practice today, and they all were able to 
walk. Buckets Goldenberg continues to work at guard,
and George Sauer once again is at fullback, indicating
that Bob Monnett and Paul Miller, a speedy pair of left
halfbacks, are slated for considerable action Sunday.
Buckets is getting the hang of pulling out to run
interference, and his ability as a blocker is expected to
serve him well in clearing the path for the Packer ball
carriers...KARCIS IS THREAT: The line pounding tactics
of Johnny Karcis, 236-pound Pitt fullback, probably will
call for strenuous efforts on the part of the Packers, as
Karcis has proved tough for all opponents this season.
The battle probably will be staged before the largest
crowd of the Packer series in Milwaukee, as Green 
Bay's sensational victory over the Lions last Sunday 
has built the game to the skies. There is a very good
chance that the Packers will ascend to first place as a
result of the weekend league program. If Green Bay is
successful in eliminating the tough Pittsburgh squad,
and Detroit comes through with a victory over Chicago,
the Packers once again will be riding on the top of the
heap - with a return game with the Bears just ahead.
All this should mean that several thousands of the
Wisconsin population will move into Chicago the 
weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 to witness the clash of the
Packers and Bears, which Green Bay players have
vowed will be no repetition of the 30-3 shellacking the
Packers suffered here Sept. 20..PLAN SPECIAL TRAIN:
Mike Carrigan is planning to run his special train on the
Milwaukee Road Sunday, Nov. 1, making the entire trip
in one day, down in the morning, back in the evening.
For those who wish to make an entire weekend of it,
Jake Skall of Appleton is running a special on the North
Western road, leaving Green Bay at 12:30 Saturday
afternoon, arriving at Chicago at 6 that evening, and
heading for Wisconsin again after the game. Tickets for
this special now are on sale here at the Beaumont hotel
cigar counter, the Astor hotel bar, Congress billiard hall
and with the C. and N.W. ticket agent.
OCT 22 (New York) - Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, New
York Giants rookie halfback who had an average of five
yards a clip for ball carrying for three years at George
Washington university, now leads all players in the NFL
in the sixth week of play, according to individual
statistics released today. The 185-pound dynamo on
Sunday gained 117 yards to oust Cliff Battles, Boston
Redskins and West Virginia Wesleyan, from first place
with a total of 385 yards to 367 for Battles. Jack
Manders, Chicago Bears and Minnesota, who led the
point scorers two years ago, jumped into a tie this week
with Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn Dodgers and Kentucky,
with 20 points. Kercheval continues to be the best field
goal kicker with four successful boots, one of 50 yards.
One of the biggest gains of the week was made by Ace
Gutowsky, who was born in Komolty, Russia and played
with Oklahoma City university before joining the Detroit
Lions. He jumped from 14th to 4th in ball carrying with
252 yards, 16 yards less than Swede Hanson, Temple
and Philadelphia, who is in third place behinds Battles
and Leemans. Ernie Caddel, Detroit and Stanford, and
Riley Smith, all-America quarterback at Alabama last
year and now with Boston, rose to a tie for second 
place in scoring with 18 points. Battles, Bill Karr and
Bill Hewitt of the Chicago Bears remained in second
place over last weekend with the same number of points.
Ed Matesic, southpaw forward passer of Pittsburgh and
formerly with the University of Pitt, retained his honors
as the best passer of the circuit by increasing his 
efficiency 5 percent. He now has completed 37 out of 64
for a total of 496 yards and a 57 percent average. Arnold
Herber, Green Bay's leading passer in 1934, who plays
against Matesic Sunday, is giving Ed Danowski, New York Giants and 1935 leader, a fight for second place. He overtook Phil Sarboe, Chicago Cardinals, for third place by increasing his efficiency 7 percent and now has 27 out of 62 for 45 percent. Danowski, in second place, has 28 out of 60 for 46 percent. Another first year man, Wayne Millner, formerly of Notre Dame and now with Boston, joined Bill Smith, Cardinals, Milt Gantenbein and Bob Monnett, Green Bay, for pass receiving honors. Each has caught nine but Smith's 160 yards gained is four yards better than Gantenbein's total.
OCT 22 (Chicago) - Although the Pittsburgh Pirates, Eastern division leaders in the NFL, will be the underdog in their Sunday clash with Green Bay at Milwaukee, the Bucs as a team compare favorably with the Packers in performances thus far. The Bucs have made 61 first downs in six games, and the Packers have moved the lines ahead 65 times in five games. In yards gained rushing, the Packers are ahead 724 to 519, but the Pirates are in front of yards gained passing, 694 to 652. In total yards gained, Green Bay has the edge, 1376 to 1230. The Pittsburgh crew has thrown 99 forward passes and completed 50, while Green Bay has tossed 105 and completed 42. Pittsburgh also is ahead in pass interceptions, 16 to 10. The Pirates' leading passer, Southpaw Ed Matesic, tops the league in passing efficiency, with 37 completed for 496 yards in 64 attempts. Green Bay's best tosser, Arnold Herber, has thrown 62, completing 27 for 473 yards, and had five intercepted, the same as Matesic. The Eastern division leaders have been the league's best punting team since the start of the season, either holding the lead outright or tying with Brooklyn. Pittsburgh's punting average is 44 yards per kick, with Green Bay's 37. The Pirates also have a big margin in punt returns, with 247 yards to 179 for the Packers. Green Bay has scored 10 touchdowns and all points after, while the Pirates have recorded seven with every extra point. The Packers have made six field goals and the Pirates have kicked four. Defensively, Green Bay has been the better team. The Packers have held their foes to 1153 yards and 57 points in five games, while the Pirates have yielded 1475 yards and 66 points in six games. Warren Heller, Pirates halfback, is 12th in ground gaining in the league with 163 yards for 3.4 yards a try. Green Bay has Paul Miller and Joe Laws averaging 4.6 yards per carry, Clarke Hinkle at 3.9 and Bob Monnett at 2.8. Milt Gantenbein and Monnett, each with nine passes caught, and Don Hutson with eight are among the league's leading pass receivers for Green Bay. Wilbur Sortet of the Pirates has snagged eight aerials. The Pirates were working out daily at Wrigley Field here. They stayed here after the game with the Bears last Sunday. They depart for Milwaukee Saturday morning.
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - Not all Detroit sports writers who attended last Sunday's game here between the Lions and Packers have been sympathetic to the wails of Coach George (Potsy) Clark, Detroit coach, whose cries after his team's 20-18 bearing carried well into the city limits of the Lions' hometown. Tod Rockwell, former Michigan football player and sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press, commented caustically upon Clark's attitude in a signed story, a clipping of which was sent here by George J. Delorm, former Brown County treasurer, now a Michigan resident. Says Rockwell: "Strangest football spectacle that's happened around these parts took place Monday at the Lion office, where Coach Potsy Clark was brooding over his 18 to 20 loss at the hands of Green Bay's estimable Packers. First, Potsy said he was going to kick about the officiating and then he changed his mind and said he wouldn't. Then he said he would, and so on. Surest way for any coach, in any league of repute, to waste his breath and his time to kick about officiating. Joe Carr, boss of pro football, will listen to the kick and promptly forget about it, which he should do. Surest way for Potsy Clark and all pro coaches to build up pro officiating is to play the boys a respectable fee. The present fee, about $30, is not much better than for a first class prep game. Potsy was wrathy because his Lions were penalized in Green Bay at opportune moments for the Packers. But if the Lion coach will look over the chart of the game, he'll ascertain that two Packer punts rolled out-of-bounds within the Lion five-yard line in the first half. It would be more becoming for the coach of the world champions to scold his punt handler than to kick at officiating. And again, no penalty in the ball game hurt the Lions as much as did the faulty pass defense. It would be far more becoming for the coach to have a heart-to-heart talk with his halfbacks about that matter of never letting a rival get between yourself and the goal post. Granted that one of the 15-yard penalties seemed to have favored the Packer cause, some tackles that were missed hurt the Lion cause more. It is to the discredit of Coach Potsy Clark that he should attempt to discredit a great band of Packers who definitely established themselves as Detroit's superior last Sunday. It is a sour grapes act which positively can do no good and may result in unfriendly future relations with Green Bay. If the kick is cooked up purposely to stir up comment, then indeed it is a cheap stunt. Pro football officials aren't in the game because of the money. For the most part they can do it because they like it - like to retain contact with a game they're interested in. No coach in any sport ever gained any prestige for himself or his team by publicly kicking at officiating...It will be a silly business if they (the Lions) conduct their practices on the basis that they were gyped by officials last Sunday. Correction of some fundamental faults, far more vital to the Lion defeat than the penalties, will prepare Detroit better for the tough Bears next Sunday than all the kicks Potsy can make the rest of the season." Detroit sportswriters who attended last Sunday's game between the Lions and Green Bay Packers at City stadium commented grimly upon the amazing turn of events which led the Green Bay professional team to a victory over Potsy Clark's league champions. The following excerpts from Detroit newspapers reflect the visitors' attitude toward the upset: H.G. SALSINGER (DETROIT NEWS) - They grow them big and tough along the Fox River and down in the Fox River valley. They grow them tough for Detroit. Twice last year the Fox River valley boys, known far and wide as the Green Bay Packers, blocked Detroit's path to the professional football championship and only once in the last two years has Detroit been able to beat Green Bay. Detroit tried again Sunday and failed, but only by two points and in one of the most dramatic games ever played in professional football. The score was 20 to 18. Green Bay is a city of 31,000 and its boast and pride is the Packer football team. Football is to Green Bay what golf is to St. Andrews, yachting to Newport and tennis to Forest Hills. The football club leased a field from the city and built some stands seating 12,000, but yesterday the paid attendance was 13,500, nearly one-half as large as the population of the city and the largest crowd that ever saw the home team play. The weather was perfect and the crowd that saw the game will never again experience more thrills in one football afternoon. Green Bay, one of the real power elevens of professional football, beat Detroit, not by power plays, but by forward passes. Both touchdowns were made on passes and both field goals were made possible by passes....TOD ROCKWELL (DETROIT FREE PRESS) - Displaying a startling array of smart passes and deceptive running, linked with a dramatic field goal in the last four minutes of play, the powerful Green Bay Packers tumbled the World Champion Detroit Lions from the ranks of the undefeated in the NFL here this afternoon. Approximately 18,000 persons witnessed the struggle that contained all the elements of drama - a struggle in which the lead changed hands four times and at the finish left the Lions beaten for the first time this year, 20 to 18. Fighting against what seemed impending defeat, the Packers unleashed a dying rally, paced by Herber and Blood. Against the stubborn Detroit defense, they crashed their way to the Lions' nine-yard line. Three terrific smashes at the Lions' forward wall failed to net an appreciable gain and it seemed the drive was stopped. But the Packers had one more chance and gambled. They elected to try a field goal and Paul Engebretsen, who had given them a lead earlier in the game. dropped back and booted a perfect placement from the six-yard line. That was the climax. But the game was a thriller from start to finish. It had everything. There were placekicks, dropkicks, short passes and long ones. There was great line play and stubborn defense. And at the finish the game was not wanting for heroes...LEO MACDONNELL (DETROIT TIMES) - Green Bay Packers whipped the Detroit Lions, 20 to 18, in a dime novel football game here yesterday that ran the list of scoring plays and was loaded with more thrills than a three-ring circus. It was the first setback suffered by the Lions in 15 starts, including league games at the tail end of last season and barnstorming exhibitions on the Pacific coast and in Honolulu. Also, it was Green Bay which last beat Potsy Clark's eleven in 1935, a victory earned here in Green Bay in much the same manner that it was fashioned yesterday...GEORGE (POTSY) CLARK (DETROIT TIMES) - There is no fault to find with a team that came back as did the Lions in their game with the Packers at Green Bay Sunday. We lost, 20 to 18, true. But it was a great game and filled with plenty of theatricals for a big crowd. Trailing 10 to 0, the Lions showed great courage in the second half in coming from behind and twice taking the lead. It was too bad they had to be victims of bad officiating. I can't say that I do not find fault with the way the game was handled by the officials. The Packers were aided materially by these lapses on the part of the officials. The Packers, of course, are not to blame for that. I shall write Joe Carr, the president of the league, and tell him about the officiating. No formal protest of the game - just an informal letter acquainting him with the conditions, that other teams may be protected in important games to come. The most brutal of the decisions took the ball away from the Lions on downs at a time when they were on their way to a touchdown. Plainly, the Lions made first down, but the officials would not even permit a measurement on the play. Then there were a number of 15-yard penalties on the Lions that seemed far fetched. Strangely each happened at a crucial period in the game. But the game is over - just so much spilled milk - and we got others to think about...I can't say I am satisfied with the result of the game. Of course I would liked to have won. So would the boys. But it just wasn't in the cards at Green Bay this time. The Packers, in front of a record crowd and in their last home game of the season, played inspired football. I don't think Green Bay has quite as good a football team as it had last year, but it got the most points Sunday and that's the way it goes in the books. We have to abide by that.
OCT 22 (Milwaukee) - Give a little hand to Joe Bach, the former Notre Dame star, for something different in professional football. Where most professional coaches scour the land each year for material, finally winding up with a lineup that has names from coast to coast, Bach, whose Pittsburgh Pirates play the Green Bay Packers at State Fair park Sunday, has been satisfied to work largely with material graduates by the three big schools in the city of Pittsburgh - Carnegie Tech, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne - and has put together a team that now ranks with the leaders in the league. The Pirates top the eastern division of the race with four victories and two defeats. The roster of the Pittsburgh club includes 13 boys who played their college football at Pittsburgh schools and eight more who played at schools close by. Duquesne, where Bach coached before joining the ranks of pro coaches, has been the heaviest contributor. George Kakasic, 190-pound guard; Armand Niccolai, 220-pound tackle; Victor Vidoni, 210-pound end; Silvio Zaninelli, 210-pound quarterback; Jimmy McDonald, 195-pound halfback; Art Strott, 205-pound right halfback, and George Rado, 200-pound guard, all earned their college spurs at Duquesne. The University of Pittsburgh has contributed three - 195-pound All-American Warrent Heller, a halfback; 215-pound Vincent Sites, an end, and 205-pound Ed Matesic, a halfback. Carnegie Tech has sent up one, 225-pound John Karcis, fullback. It's an unusual collection of pros, the closest thing to a "home team" that exists in the game. Sunday's game should develop into a bitter duel between two of the best passers in the league. Green Bay has the highly respected Arnie Herber, but Pittsburgh has a passer just as good, if not better, in Ed Matesic. Matesic doesn't throw the long ball that Herber does, but he fires shorter passes with the accuracy of a rifle and today leads the league in completions. It should also be a great battle of punts with some of the best kickers in the game in action. Herber, Hinkle, Bruder and Blood hardly have to take a back seat to any of them, but neither does 200-pound John Gildea, late of St. Bonaventure. Down east they call him the greatest punter in football. A crowd of 11,000 to 12,000 is expected. Tickets are on sale in the lobby of the Journal building.
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - Their schedule at City stadium cleared away for the season, the Green Bay Packers
will make their last Milwaukee appearance of 1936 at State Fair park Sunday afternoon, facing the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Coach E.L. Lambeau will herd his squad onto a Milwaukee Road train at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning, southbound. When Sunday's game is completed, the Packers will have made their last appearance of the season in Wisconsin. Henceforth, they will be on the road, opening their jaunt against the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field Nov. 1, and thence moving into the Eastern sector. Biting weather this morning caused Lambeau to delay his Friday practice until this afternoon, when the Packers were to take advantage of dry weather to brush up on their forward
passing. Both Pittsburgh and Green Bay are highly
talented along the air lanes, and Sunday's battle may
set something of a record for aerials...HAVE FINE
RECORD: Although Green Bay, because of its brilliant
victory over the Detroit Lions while the Pirates were
nudged by the Bears, will enter Sunday's game the 
favorite, Lambeau consistently has warned his team
against overconfidence. Pittsburgh has made an
excellent record this season, having been beaten only
by the Bears, as were the Packers. The Pirates now
lead the NFL's Eastern division, and already have been
stamped favorites to win the championship in that area.
Apparently all of the Packers will be in condition to 
appear against Pittsburgh Sunday. Injuries have been
cleared away, and the Green Bay team will open fire
from the starting gun in an attempt to gain an early lead
and hold it...NEW HIGH ATTENDANCE: Word from
Milwaukee indicates that the attendance will set a new
record for that city. Thousands of fans enthusiastically
saw the Bays wallop the Cardinals there Oct. 4, and
since then Green Bay has acquired victories over the
Boston Redskins and Detroit, all tending to set the
Pittsburgh contest a mile high as an attraction. In
addition to the southern Wisconsin delegation, which is
expected to hit a new peak, hundreds of fans from
northern Wisconsin will visit Milwaukee by motor and train to witness the contest, the visitors being reinforced by the usual large crew from Green Bay. If the Packers defeat Pittsburgh and Detroit should win over the Bears, the Green Bay-Bear game Nov. 1 will stand as the Western division's ace attraction of the 1936 season, and thousands of Wisconsin fans will roll into Chicago with the team to witness an attempt to reverse that 30-3 pasting at Green Bay Sept. 20. Pittsburgh has been training at Wrigley field all week. Several of the Pirates, including Ed Matesic, ace aerialist, picked up injuries in the game with the Bears that may handicap them against the Packers, but Coach Lambeau is expecting nothing but the stiffest kind of a battle, as the Pirates won't want to return home without a victory on their western invasion.
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - If statistics don't lie, Sunday's battle between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Pirates at State Fair park, Milwaukee, will develop into a great aerial struggle, with the accuracy of the various passers and the skill of the receivers telling the story of the victory. Figures released by the NFL press bureau tell the story of the teams' potency through the sky lanes. In cold numbers Green Bay has completed 42 of its 105 forward passes for a total gain of 652, while the Pirates, led by the sharpshooting Ed Matesic, have completed 50 out of 99 for 694 yards...FLING FOR PIRATES: Arnold Herber and Bob Monnett lead the Packer throwers, while Matesic and Johnny Gildea do most of the flinging for the Pirates. Statistics on gains from scrimmage reveal the lashing ground attack which both teams possess - drives which have given Pittsburgh 519 yards on the ground, while the Packer were punching through for 724 yards. Clarke Hinkle is the Packers' best ground gainer from the standpoint of total yardage, having picked up 179, while other leaders are Bob Monnett, Joe Laws and Paul Miller, each with more than 100 yards to his credit. The Pirates have only one back in the century class, that being All-American Warren Heller, the former Pitt ace. John Karcis, bone-crushing fullback, stands second on the list...PICK OFF PASSES: The pass receivers the Packers will have to watch closely are Wilbur Sortet, Max Fiske and Heller, while the best receivers for Green Bay to date are Milt Gantenbein, Monnett and Don Hutson. Johnny Blood, after a late start, is coming right along. Pittsburgh has scored four field goals, the kickers being George Kakasic and Armand Niccolai, each with two. The Packers have made six field goals, three by Paul Engebretsen, two by Ernie Smith and one by Ade Schwammel. Green Bay's scoring diversity is greater, 13 Packers having broken into the point column to only seven for Pittsburgh. Kakasic is the leading point getter for the Pirates with 13, while Blood and Smith are tied for the Green Bay lead, each with 12 points.
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - Fifteen years ago today, on Oct.
23, 1921, the Green Bay Packers played their first
game in the circuit which came to be known as the 
National Professional Football league, defeating the
mighty Minneapolis Marines, 7 to 6. The game, first for
Green Bay in the new organized American Professional
Football association, was a struggle between gridiron
heroes whose achievements have become part of this
city's history football past. It marked a successful debut
for Green Bay in the top flight of professional football - a
position which the Packers have maintained until this
day, when they again are battling for the league's 
highest honors. All Green Bay was enthused when 
word came early in the 1921 season that the Packers
had been admitted to the league, but there were few
optimistic enough to believe that the great Minneapolis
team could be humbled in the opening games. The
followed excerpts of the game were taken from the 
Press-Gazette of Oct. 24, 1921: "In the greatest game
of football ever seen on a Green Bay gridiron, the
Packers celebrated their entrance into the Professional
Football league by taking the far-famed Minneapolis
Marines into camp to the tune of 7 to 6, before a crowd
that jammed every corner of the field at Hagemeister
park (Sports Editor's Note: This would approximate a
3,000 crowd)...SCORES LATE TOUCHDOWN: It was
one of those kind of games that will be talked about for
years to come. There was just one thrill after another. 
The spectators were kept on tip toe from start to finish
and when Schmael smashed the line for the touchdown
in the last period the crowd let loose with the wildest
demonstration ever seen here. Cushions went flying in
the air while soaring hats were as thick as Green Bay
flied on a July night. Staid gray haired businessmen
jumped around like school kids and there could be 
heard for blocks away. And when Captain Lambeau
booted the ball between the uprights for the point that
beat the Gophers, the crowd opened up again. For three
quarter, the Packers had trailed behind. There was only
about six minutes left to play and it was beginning to
look as the Green Bay squad was doomed to defeat. 
The Packers had been held on three plays on their forty
yard line. Cub Buck dropped back to kick and he sent 
the oval soaring down the field to Dvorak. The Marine
safety attempted to make a running catch of the pigskin
and fumbled. Hayes covered the Packers on the 35
yard line...THROWS TO WAGNER: Two downs netted
the Packers only a few yards. The crowd yelled "Throw
a forward." And Lambeau did. He tossed the ball to Buff
Wagner, who made a seemingly impossible catch of 
the pigskin and traveled on until he was dropped on the
Marines' 14 yard mark. With a touchdown in sight the
Packers played like demons. Three downs made about
six yards, then a plunge over tackle netted four. It was
mighty close and the line sticks were brought to 
measure the ball. Only by an inch did the Packers get
a first down. It was goal to go. Silence swept the field.
Lambeau chirped his signals, the linesmen crouched.
Klaus snapped the ball to Schmael. There was as fierce
a scrimmage as ever staged on a gridiron, and when 
the players were pulled off Schmael was over the goal
line. Joy ruled supreme."
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears continue to
pace the Western division of the league after whipping
the Pittsburgh Pirates, Eastern division leaders, 26 to 7,
before a crowd of 19,877 at Wrigley field in Chicago. It
was the Bears' fifth win...Coach Ray Flaherty's Boston
Redskins scalped the Philadelphia Eagles by 17 to 7 at
Fenway park in Boston. The Redskins took the lead in
the second quarter and were never headed in their quest
for greater prestige...The luckless Chicago Cardinals
again wound up on the short end of the score, this time
losing to the New York Giants, still making a bid for
eastern division honors. The Giants came from being to
win by a 14 to 6 score...The Detroit Lions ran into their
first real competition of the season at City stadium in
Green Bay Sunday, and lost to the Packers in a 20 to
18 thriller. The Packers held the upper hand aside from
the third quarter...Every possible manner of scoring in
football was demonstrated in the Packers' win over the
Lions. Touchdowns were made on passes and by
rushing; field goals by placement and dropkick; and a
safety completed the list...A 50-yard pass from Arnie
Herber to Johnny Blood, who never seems to age, was
the highlight of the Packer victory. Johnny fell over the
goal line with the ball to recapture the lead. Later
Engebretsen kicked the winning placement...Bronko
Nagurski showed signs of the form that stamped him as
the league's greatest fullback up to last season when he
was out with injuries. The Bear back scored one of the
touchdowns and pounded the Pirate line for consistent
gains..Pittsburgh's aerial attack, the leading pass
offensive in the league, was a continual threat to the
Bears. A pass from Ed Matesic to Strutt for 58 yards placed the ball on the Bear three-yard line and led to the Pirates' only touchdown...The Cardinals started fast in their game with the Giants with Hal Pangle scoring in the first few minutes after a long run by George Grosvenor. But the team was unable to score again and finally fell before a New York rally...Tuffy Leemans, former George Washington university grid star, again distinguished himself in the Giants' lineup. His lugging the ball for a total of 118 yards from scrimmage was the greatest single factor in the Cardinals' downfall...Riley Smith, Alabama's all-America back now with Boston, was the shining light in the Redskins' return to the win column. He opened the Boston scoring in the second period with a field goal and took a 30-yard pass from Britt for a touchdown...A partially blocked Smith punt provided the medium for Philadelphia's touchdown. It was picked up by Stumpy Thomason on the Redskins' 30, carried back to the 15-yard line and lateraled to Jim MacMurdo who scored..Ed Manske, stellar end for Philadelphia, has joined the ranks of the benedicts. The former Northwestern ace was recently married to Jean Fauntz of Chicago who rates as one of the leading mermaids in the country...Johnny Blood is still doing things for Green Bay. The veteran backfielder is still the ace of them all when it comes to snagging passes. Curly Lambeau is using Blood this year as the sparkplug of the gridiron machine...The race for top position in the Eastern division has all the earmarks of a blanket finish. Boston and New York are pressing close on the heels of Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, at times, looks as if it might go to town...Eastern officials, who have been working games in Green Bay, spending little time in Packertown. They generally arrive at 12:35 p.,. and after the game hey rush to the depot and catch the 5:10 p.m. rattler heading for Chicago...Bobby Wilson, the flyweight back from Southern Methodist, likes his cash-and-carry football despite the fact that some of the big fellows have been tossing the 149-pounder around pretty lively. He has been doing nicely with Brooklyn...Official scorers in the National league are having their troubles keeping check on the goal kicking Smiths as there are four of them with educated toe. Ernie at Green Bay, Riley and Ed at Boston and Bill with the Chicago Cards...The game between the Eagles and Pittsburgh booked for Philadelphia on Dec. 6 has been moved forward to Nov. 5 and will be played at Johnstown, Pa. This is the hometown of Cad Reese, who is the Pirates' assistant coach...Two inter-division games are scheduled this Sunday. The Pittsburgh Pirates will tangle with the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee, Wis., while the Chicago Cards are booked to display their gridiron wares in Brooklyn against the Dodgers...A battle royal should be on tap in Chicago where the Bears will be at home to their bitter rivals, the Detroit Lions. New York will be gunning for revenge when Philadelphia invades the Polo grounds.
bunch of fair-minding fans in the world? Tomorrow's game? Fourteen to nothing, Packers.
OCT 24 (Chicago) - The Pittsburgh Pirates, leaders of the Eastern division of the NFL, will depart Saturday morning for Milwaukee and tomorrow's battle with the Green Bay Packers. Coach Joe Bach has been drilling his Buccos every day at Wrigley field during the past week. They remained here after losing to the Chicago Bears last Sunday. Other league games scheduled tomorrow have the Philadelphia Eagles playing at the New York Giants; the Detroit Lions invading this city to play the Bears and the Chicago Cards meeting the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.
OCT 25 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Bears, rival leaders in the Eastern and Western divisions of the NFL, may be kicked out of undisputed first place in today's pro football warfare. The Pirates, at Milwaukee for their clash this afternoon with the Green Bay Packers, must win to retain the Eastern lead. The New York Giants, who play the Philadelphia Eagles in Gotham, can take over the Eastern top run with a victory, providing the Pirates lost
to Green Bay. The Bears, Western leaders with five
consecutive wins, must repulse the league champion
Detroit Lions or be tied for first place. If the Bears lose
and Green Bay wins, they will be deadlocked at five 
wins and one loss. The other National league battle
today pairs off the Chicago Cardinals with the Brooklyn
Dodgers in Brooklyn...Coach Joe Bach revamped his
lineup of the Pirates again for today's clash with the
Packers. He will start Win Croft at guard, giving the 
former Utah husky a chance to start against the team
that let him go to the Bucs.
OCT 25 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - With a revamped lineup,
the Green Bay Packers are favored to defeat Pittsburgh,
Eastern division leaders of the NFL, in their game at
State Fair park today at 2 p.m. In the new scheme of
things, Coach Curly Lambeau has made a guard out of
Buckets Goldenberg, former blocking back and fullback,
and shifted George Sauer, the former All-American
fullback from Nebraska, from halfback to fullback. These
two changes are counted upon to add even more power
to the Bays' attack, already one of the strongest in the
pro league, and will also strengthen the secondary on
defense. The Pirates are recruited from college players
in the Pittsburgh territory, and although beaten by the
Bears last week, are always dangerous whenever an
opponent regards them too lightly. They have a great
running back in Heller, a plunging demon in Karcis, and
the league's ranking passer in Matesic. In today's tilt,
Packer followers will not only see a duel between
Matesic and Herber, the Bays' great passer, but should
also see one of the finest offensive battles of the current
campaign. Both clubs concentrate on attack and both
have versatile offensive weapons. However, Herber's
passing and the receiving of Johnny Blood and Don
Hutson to say nothing of Milt Gantenbein, who's been
shaggin' 'em right and left all season without the blast of
trumpets, gives the Packers the edge in the air. On the
ground the Bays should have a decided edge as the
Pittsburgh Pirates don't figure to have as many versatile
combinations as Coach Lambeau can toss at 'em. In
Monnett, Sauer, Hinkle, Miller, Burder, Johnston, Laws,
Blood, Herber and Clemens, the Bays have a selection
of all around backfield class that is hard to equal. It has
speed and power, it has triple threats and some of the
finest open field runners in the history of football. The
one doubtful quantity from a Packer standpoint is the
condition of the Bay front which took quite a battering
last week in that thrilling 20 to 18 win over the champion Detroit Lions. Lou Gordon and Lon Evans, tackle and guard, respectively, suffered the most serious injuries, but will be able to play today if needed. Several others came out of the Lions' battle with severe bumps, but have rounded back into shape and are set for the rough and tumble game the Pirates usually put forth.