(MILWAUKEE) - Brushing aside an early Pittsburgh field goal as inconsequential, a mighty Green Bay football team rumbled over the Pirates of the NFL's Eastern division at State Fair park yesterday, winning by the lopsided count of 42 to 10. The Packers spotted the Easterners their three points after the first kickoff, and then smashed loose with a thunderous ground attack and flashing aerial campaign that netted six consecutive touchdowns before the Pirates could score again. In achieving their victory, and attaining a position where they are breathing on the necks of the Chicago Bears, the Packers continued to display the improvement which was begun with the lashing they gave the Cardinals here early last month. The Green Bay blocking was a great sight. On every line plunge, every tackle slice, every end sweep the Packers' interference swept ahead of the ball carriers, knocking aide the Pirate defense and splitting holes through which the twisting, fighting backs penetrated. There was no question as to the outcome. Pittsburgh launced an early drive, scoring a field goal, and then kicked off. The Packers thundered down the gridiron to score, and not many minutes later they scored again. After that it was just one of those things, with the Green Bay players contributing the spectacular type of football, to which their fans have become accustomed. Donald Hutson, who has been playing the kind of game which earned him the reputation as the most sensational new player of 1935, again was all over the field. He scored two touchdowns for Green Bay by grabbing passes, and two more went to Paul Miller, 170-pound dynamo who probably packs as much football per square inch as anybody on the team. Joe Laws snared a goal line pass for the Packers' first touchdown and the other, naturally enough, was attained by Johnny Blood on a brilliant broken field run following an intercepted forward pass.
The Packers took turns kicking extra points, and they maintained their perfect record for 1936 - one point for every touchdown scored to date. Ade Schwammel kicked two of yesterday's one-pointers, Ernie Smith got another, while Clarke Hinkle, Paul Engebretsen and Blood were the others to convert. The second and third periods were among the hottest in Packer football history, the Bays getting 21 and 14 points in those quarters, respectively. After that there was a letdown, during which no one seemed to care much what happened, and the Pirates broke through for a complimentary touchdown that bothered the Packers not at all. In the last period most of the players were waiting for the game to end, and were more than a little pleased when it did. But the first three periods provided a different story. There some worried wrinkles on the brows of many in the 10,000 crowd as the Pirates got up steam after the opening kickoff, which they received. Schwammel booted the ball to Matesic, who was spilled by Wayland Becker on the Pittsburgh 17-yard line. On the first play Matesic passed a toss over center to Brett for five yards, and two plays later Johnny Karcis plunged through right guard to set the ball on the Pittsburgh 28-yard line, where it was first down. Another pass by Matesic, this time to Strott, carried the ball to the 42-yard line, where Monnett ran the receiver out of bounds. The Pirates tried an end run and drilled the line three times, the last poke, with Karcis driving into center, making a first down on the Green Bay 31-yard line. Here the Packers finally braced. Becker and Champ Seibold halted Strott for no gain at right tackle, and a forward pass, Matesic to Sortet over center, gained only six yards. Seibold and George Svendsen held Strott to a one-yard gain at right tackle, and Armand Niccolai was sent into the game. He kicked a field goal from the 31-yard line, with Gildea holding the ball, and the Packers were trailing, 3 to 0, without having had their paws on the ball. They corrected the situation immediately, starting from the time Monnett returned Niccolai's kickoff 23 yards to the Packer 33-yard stripe. As Joe Laws lunged viciously into an opposing player, and Cal Clemens also helped clear the path, Monnett circled right end for eight yards. Hinkle and Clemens galloped ahead of Laws, knocking aside the tacklers, as Joe rode right end for six yards and a first down on the Green Bay 48-yard line. In two savage thrusts at the line, through right guard and center, Monnett gained 10 yards for another first down, this time in Pittsburgh territory. Hinkle rode into left tackle for four yards, Monnett got four more around right end, which was taking a beating at this stage of the game, and Hinkle added a yard at center, Sandberg stopping him short of a first down.
Laws made the down decisively by sweeping around left end for 10 yards to the Pitt 24-yard stripe, where Karcis spilled him. Brett drove through to throw Monnett for a 2-yard loss on an attempted spinner, but Monnett faded back and passed to Laws, who picked off the oval as he passed the 15-yard line and moved it eight yards closer to the goal, Gildea missing the tackle and Strott getting it on the Pittsburgh 7-yard line. Bill Croft, former Packer, threw Monnett for a 3-yard loss behind the line, and Sortet bounced through to sling Laws two yards farther back. Monnett trotted back for another pass, and with Pitt tacklers, including Niccolai, Brett and Croft swarming all around him, let fly to Laws, who was standing over the goal line. Joe caught the ball nonchalantly for the touchdown and then held the ball as Engrebretsen kicked the extra point. The Packers led, 7 to 3. Schwammel kicked off to Strott, and the Pirates went to work again in their own territory. Matesic fired a pass at Brett, who dropped the toss, and Coach Joe Bach promptly removed Brett from the game, substituting Skoronsky. Engebretsen threw Karcis for a 1-yard loss and Gildea punted, Laws taking the ball behind some beautiful blocking by Clemens and Gantenbein, and returning to the Green Bay 44-yard stripe. Hinkle smacked right tackle for three yards, and Laws added a couple more on a spinner, Croft being instrumental in getting both tackles. Laws rode into center, found a big hole as the Packer line split the Pirate defense wide open, and dodged for 11 yards before Sandberg and Mulleneaux brought him down on the Pitt 40-yard line, first down. Monnett hit center, but Champ Seibold was holding on the play, and the Packers were penalized 15 yards. Hinkle got 11 yards back in one crushing dive through right tackle. Monnett sailed a pass at Becker, who nearly made a spectacular catch with Matesic on his neck, but couldn't hang onto the ball. Hinkle's pass, also to Becker, was incomplete, and Hinkle punted down to Strott, who returned 15 yards to the Pittsburgh 33. Becker, Seibold, Clemens and Hinkle climbed all over Strott and stopped him for no gain at right end, after which Gildea's quick kick caught the Packers napping. The ball sailed over Laws' head and rolled down to the goal line, Rado barely falling to down it on the 1-yard line. The Packers went into action on their own 20-yard stripe as the first period ended, and Coach E.L. Lambeau turned loose a flock of substitutes.
George Sauer failed to gain on the first poke at the line, and then that Herber to Hutson business started again. Herber passed to Hutson over the left side of the line for 11 yards and a first down. Herber got off a long toss to Paul Miller, who was sprinting down the field and made a great try for the catch, barely missing. The Packer interference shook Miller loose around right end, the fast-stepping little halfback gaining 10 yards for another first down, and Herber was good for four yards at left end before Mulleneaux tackled him. Herber faded back and whipped a pass down the field to Hutson, who fished it out of the air and was tackled immediately by Max Fiske on the Pittsburgh 19-yard line, completing a gain of 36 yards for a first down. Sauer tried a right end run, gaining two yards. Herber passed again to Hutson, who started for the goal at the left side of the field, and then reversed his course, burning along the 10-yard stripe parallel to the goal line, past five or six Pirates before he cut in fast to score a touchdown. It was  a 17-yard gain. Herber held the ball as Schwammel placekicked the extra point, giving the Packers a 14 to 3 lead. By this time the team was blazing hot. Schwammel kicked off to Heller, who was dumped hard by Ade on the Pitt 29-yard line, and just two plays later Gildea's forward pass was intercepted by Paul Miller, who slipped back 19 yards through a busted field to the Pirate 26-yard line, where Lajousky nailed him. Miller had made a shoestring catch of Gildea's pass. Sauer banged into left tackle for nine yards, a Herber to Hutson forward pass was incomplete, and Sauer rode right guard for three more and a first down on the Pitt 13-yard stripe. Goldenberg replaced Tony Paulekas, who was injured. Herber took a direct pass from center and lateraled to the right of Miller, who carried the ball 10 yards for a first down on the 3-yard line. Herber's next pass sailed over the left side of the line, was speared by Hutson, and was good for a touchdown. Herber held the ball as Schwammel placekicked the extra point, putting the ball in the lead by 21 to 3. The Pirates took Schwammel's kickoff and fought back courageously, a Matesic to Gildea pass gaining 21 yards for a first down on the Packer 42-yard line, where Miller tackled the receiver. Russ Letlow and Seibold stopped Heller for no gain at the line, Zaninelli gained seven yards as Matesic faked a pass, and Matesic's next forward was batted into the air by Bernard Scherer, falling incomplete. Matesic's fourth down forward pass, intended for Heller, was no good, and the Packers took the ball on downs on their own 36-yard line. Lou Gordon replaced Schwammel, who had played a fine game.
Herber burned a bullet pass at Miller, which bounced off the receiver's chest before he could grab it. Raborn and Skornoski stopped Miller for a 1-yard loss at right end, only to have Herber ease another pass to Hutson, this time over the left side of the line for a 17-yard gain and a first down on the Pittsburgh 48-yard line. The attack faded. Herber's pass to Bruder was incomplete, Miller gained only three at right end, Herber's toss to Hutson failed and Herber punted over the goal line. Zaninelli got four yards before he ran into Frank Butler, and a great shout went up from the crowd as Lambeau chased Johnny Blood into the game. Matesic got off a foward pass, which was intercepted by Sauer, pounding in fast, Sauer returning 13 yards to the Pitt 32-yard stripe before Kakasic tackled him. In a lunge through left tackle, Sauer gained 11 yards and a first down. Raborn and Sites broke through to spill Herber for a 10-yard loss on a pass which Arnie wisely didn't attempt to throw away. Two passes were incomplete, the Packers drew a 5-yard penalty, and when Herber's pass to Blood gained only six yards, the Pirates took the ball on downs on their own 30-yard line. Two plays later Blood intercepted Matesic's pass on the Green Bay 40-yard line and got up steam for a wild, craxy, twisting sprint through the entire Pittsburgh team, carrying the ball like a hot biscuit, Statue of Liberty fashion. He passed up everything on the field in the 60-yard sprint, crossing the goal line for a touchdown. Then Johnny held the ball as Clarke Hinkle placekicked the extra point. The Packers were top, 28 to 3. That was about all for the half. Hinkle kicked off over the fence, and Pittsburgh had time for just three plays before the whistle. Ernie Smith kicked off for Green Bay as the third period started and three plays later Pittsburgh punted, Zaninelli kicking to Paul Miller. All Paul did was haul the oval back 26 yards to the Pittsburgh 24-yard line, getting it into position for another Packer touchdown. Miller faked twice in the backfield and then scooted around right end for five yards, Sauer and Blood blocking ahead of him. Sauer added two yards on a spinner, after which Blood followed Letlow around left end for 12 yards, being run out of bounds by Karcis on the Pitt 5-yard line. Letlow pulled out beautifully on the play. After Sauer hit left guard for one yard, Miller skirted left end, with Sauer and Clemens doing some terrific blocking, and sped across the last line standing up. Sites, who was blocked out by Clemens, had an injured shoulder, and was replaced by Sortet. Blood held the ball as Ernie Smith placekicked the extra point. Goldenberg replaced Evans for Green Bay. Smith kicked off again, Becker slammed Fiske hard on the Pirate 21-yard line. Fiske gained eight yards in two yards in two plays, and a 3-yard gain by Heller at left tackle made it first down on the Pitt 32. Green Bay drew a 5-yard penalty, and Matesic elected to pass, Paul Miller intercepting the heave on the 50-yard line and returning 44 yards, weaving in and out of the Pirate tacklers, as Sauer, Scherer, Becker and other Packers helped clear the path. Mulleneaux finally got him on the 6-yard line. In two plays Miller gained four yards. Sauer made a potent lunge at left guard, bending back the entire Pitt wall as he crossed the goal line, but the ball was called back and the Packers were penalized five yards for being offside. On the next play, Blood passed to Miller, who accepted the toss and eluded Fiske for the touchdown, his second in three minutes. Ernie Smith prepared to kick the extra point, but Blood, who was holding the ball, suddenly changed his mind and scampered across the line himself at left end as the surprised players of both teams stood watching him. That made the score 42 to 3. Ernie Smith kicked off and the Pirates worked back for a first down, Heller achieving this stunt with a 30-yard sprint that started at left tackle. He was caught by Blood and Scherer on the Packer 41-yard line. Fiske hit center for four yards, Gordon stopping him, and then Heller got loose around left end for 20 yards and a first down 17 yards from the Packer goal. Three line plays gained two yards, and Fiske passed to Karcis over the right side of the line. Johnston dove at the receiver and missed, Sauer getting the tackle on the Packer 7-yard line. On a play at right end Fiske was knocked down by Sauer after he gained four yards. Karcis pounded into right tackle for two yards, Letlow, Johnston and Smith stopping him on the 1-yard line as the third period ended. Paulekas, Seibold and Engebretsen entered the game for the Packers. As the last period started Heller gained a yard at left guard, Green Bay drawing a 1-yard penalty on the play, and Karcis bucked center for a touchdown. With Heller holding the ball, Karcis placekicked the extra point, putting the score at 42 to 10, where it stayed. Gildea kicked off, and in three plays Sauer and Johnston were short of a first down. Clemens punted to Strott, who returned 15 yards to the Pitt 32 before Paulekas and Seibold climbed on him. Karcis dove into the line and as he was tackled he attempted to lateral to Strott, the ball bouncing wild and being recovered by Bernie Scherer on the Pittsburgh 18 1/2-yard line. Sauer lunged into left guard for a yard and a half, and on a reverse Clemens lost three yards, Lajousky and Sortet tackling him. Blood passed to Scherer over the right side of the line for seven yards. The Packers nearly got another touchdown, Blood throwing a forward pass to Clemens, who made a great stab for the ball while lying on his back on the goal line, but couldn't hold it. Pittsburgh took the ball on downs. Strott rode right end for four yards, and Matesic, who did all his passing with an iron guard protecting his broken nose, completed a toss to Sortet for 10 yards and a first down. Another gain by Strott, this one for 12 yards, brought a first down on the Pirate 39-yard line. None of the players were particularly interested in the game at this point, and Matesic completed a long pass to Strott for 22 yards and a first down on the Packer 39-yard line, where Clemens and Paulekas snared the receiver. The Pirates didn't get much closer. Karcis hit the line for one yard, Strott picked up eight at right end, Matesic's forward pass was knocked edgeways by Scherer and another Matesic pass was incomplete, Green Bay taking the ball on downs on its own 31-yard line. Sauer was checked at right tackle, and he threw a pass, which Scherer almost caught but which was intercepted by Strott on the Green Bay 39-yard stripe. Sauer returned the favor by hooking off Matesic's pass and returning it 10 yards to the Packer 41. Three plays gained little and Blood punted past Levey over the goal line. The Pirates still were trying to work out of the hole when the game ended.
PITTSBURGH -  3  0  0  7 - 10
GREEN BAY  -  7 21 14  0 - 42
1st - PITT - Armand Niccolai, 31-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 3-0
1st - GB - Joe Laws, 12-yard pass from Bob Monnett (Tiny Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Don Huston, 17-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ade Schwammel kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
2nd - GB - Huston, 3-yard pass from Herber (Schwammel kick) GREEN BAY 21-3
2nd - GB - Johnny Blood, 60-yard interception return (Clarke Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 28-3
3rd - GB - Paul Miller, 4-yard run (Ernie Smith kick) GREEN BAY 35-3
3rd - GB - P. Miller, 7-yard pass from Blood (Blood run) GREEN BAY 42-3
4th - PITT - Bull Karcis, 1-yard run (Karcis kick) GREEN BAY 42-10
Green Bay Packers (5-1) 42, Pittsburgh Pirates (4-3) 10
Sunday October 25th 1936 (at Milwaukee)
OCT 31 (Green Bay) - Riding the quest of squally northern weather, the Green Bay Packer football team, in as stormy a mood as the Wisconsin climate they are leaving, today moved into Chicago, where tomorrow afternoon they will battle the Chicago Bears in a NFL game. Although the size will depend upon the day, a crowd in excess of 30,000 is likely to witness the struggle, which will go far toward deciding the 1936 Western division championship. The game will be played at Wrigley field, and with some 110,000 football-minded fans already in Chicago for collegiate games, it
may set an attendance record for the long Packer-Bear
series. The Green Bay squad was loaded unto the
Milwaukee road train, ton by ton, at 12:45 this afternoon,
heading south amid weather which, were it repeated
tomorrow, would prove a serious handicap to the Packer
victory chances. Coach E.L. Lambeau is hoping for a 
dry, fast field, upon which the speedy Green Bay pass
receivers will be able to perform properly in receiving the
tosses of Arnold Herber and Bob Monnett. Upon the
shoulders of this fleet set of ball grabbers, including Don
Hutson, Johnny Blood, Monnett, Milt Gantenbein, Paul
Miller, Hank Bruder and others, depends much of the
Green Bay offensive strength. The Packers were unable
to crash the Bear line successfully in last month's game
here, and the execution of their ground attack tomorrow
as yet is an unknown quantity...MANY TICKETS LEFT:
​Wisconsin fans, who will attend the game by the
thousands, are reminded that the contest does not in
any sense approach the porportions of a sellout. 
Although the 8,000 choice box seats are sold out, there
are thousands of grandstand seats listed in the general
admission class, and these will be available up to the
time of the kickoff. If fair weather prevails, the crowd
probably will be enormous, but so is Wrigley field, and
its 50,000 capacity is not expected to be strained. 
Many of the Wisconsin delegation will travel to Chicago
on one of two special trains. Hundreds left early this
afternoon on Jake Skall's Wonderbar special on the
Chicago and North Western road, and hundreds more
will board the Carrigan special on the Milwaukee Road 
at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning. Both trains will leave
Chicago early tomorrow evening..NO MAJOR INJURIES:
The Packers will be handicapped by no major injuries
tomorrow, whereas there is a possibility that some of
the Bears, severely shaken in the team's recent wins,
may not be at top form. The Green Bay players are in
fighting humor, and they have announced time and time
again this week that they are ready for a last ditch
struggle - one which they believe will elevate Green Bay
once again to its favorite position of Western division
leader. The unpleasant weather which landed on the city
today, and which the weather forecast promised would
continue, was expected to cut down the number of
motorists heading for tomorrow's game, and to add to
the totals on the special trains. "I never have been more
confident of a Packer victory," commented Coach E.L.
Lambeau as the team prepared to leave today. "I never
have seen a better spirit on the squad, and if we lose,
the Bears will have to be conceded the better team. It
will take a better team to do it."
OCT 31 (Green Bay) - On the west wall of the Packer
dressing rooms, under the City stadium stands, is a
blackboard. Upon the blackboard, scratched in white
chalk, is the score of a football game. In glaring letters,
it reads: "Bears 30, Packers 3." The handwriting on the
wall is in such a position that the Packers can't miss it.
They've been growling about it for a week. This may
sound like childish optimism, particularly with such a
worthy opponent awaiting the Wisconsin invasion, but
from here it's impossible to see anything but a Green
Bay victory. There are too many factors favoring the
Packers. The Bears are overconfident. They minimize
the Green Bay ground attack, which the Packers should
use to great advantage. They aren't used to George
Sauer at fullback, haven't seen Johnny Blood this year.
They face a Packer aerial campaign which has improved
vastly, and a style of blocking which has doubled its
efficiency. So here is a score: Green Bay 10, Chicago 6.
I may go down on this, but if I do I'll be going down with
the Green Bay Packers, and that's plenty good enough
company for me.
OCT 31 (New York) - Leadership in both the Western
and Eastern divisions of the NFL is at stake in games Sunday. The Detroit Lions, champion of the circuit, invade New York to oppose the Eastern champions and current pace setter while in the West the Chicago Bears, undefeated leaders of the Western sector, play host to the Green Bay Packers, victors in all but one start this season. While these leaders are battling against each other, the remaining will have a chance to creep up. The Pirates meet the Brooklyn Dodgers in Pittsburgh, while the Chicago Cardinals invade Boston in the other pro circuit duels scheduled tomorrow...LIONS MUST WIN: The battle in New York is one of the most crucial. Defeat in this contest for the Lions will mean an almost insurmountable obstacle in their title hopes. The Detroit squad lost its last two starts by two-point margins, 20 to 18, and 12 to 10 to the Packers and Bears. Another setback would give them three defeats and overtaking the Packers or Bears would be quite a task. The Bears by a victory over the Packers in Chicago would be in a good position to gain the playoff berth for the Ed Thorp Memorial trophy. The Bears would thus have seven wins without a setback, while their closest rivals would have two defeats on their record, and the Halas outfit could win by breaking even in one or two remaining games. The Giants sorely need a win, for they are only a percentage fraction ahead of the Pirates and hold only a half-game advantage over Boston. Defeat by the Lions while Boston or Pittsburgh was winning would send them from the top to third position and give them a hard row to get back to the top, for the Eastern champions must play the Bears, Detroit and Green Bay in order after meeting the Lions in New York tomorrow.
OCT 31 (Chicago) - In the winter of 1934 public spirited citizens laced up their boots and trudged through the snow on a house to house canvas of Green Bay. Evil days had come to their heroes, the Packers, pride of the town and champions of the National league in 1929, 1930 and 1931. The Chicago Bears had chased them out of the throne room in 1932. They had suffered their worst season in their entire history in 1933. And six more defeats in 1934 weren't exactly in keeping with the traditions of the community. Also there was the matter of dwindled finances. Solicitors made no explanation. They merely stated their purpose, and in a short time $12,000 had been subscribed for the hiring of new players. That was in 1934. This year the good folks of Green Bay expect a declaration of dividends on their investment...WAITING FOR DIVIDENDS: The dividends they have in mind is a victory over the unbeaten Bears at Wrigley field Sunday and a National league championship. Victory Sunday is imperative if the championship hopes are to be realized. Green Bay, already beaten by the Bears, will have little chance of finishing as good as in a tie for the western division title unless it can halt the Chicagoans' victory march. Players purchased with the $12,000 subscription fund will be important factors in the Packers' last ditch stand Sunday. They include George Sauer, Don Hutson, George Svendsen and Ernie Smith. Two others, George Maddox and Bob Tenner, are no longer with the club. But the Packers rely heaviest on men who carried the load during the lean years of 1932-34. Arnie Herber will be expected to throw some of his long passes to Johnny Blood, Bob Monnett and Hank Bruder. And Clark Hinkle will handle the kicking in an effort to match the exceptional punting Beattie Feathers has been doing the past few weeks...PACKERS ARRIVE TODAY: Green Bay will come to Chicago today, accompanied by the vanguard of a cheering section of more than 6,000 Wisconsin fans, prepared to play its greatest game. Since an inspired Bear team whipped it, 30 to 3, at Green Bay in the opening game of the Chicagoans' season, it has taken the lead in the National league for yards gained and points scored. Most important to the Packers' chances is the report of Trainer Dave Woodward, who for years conditioned University of Minnesota teams, that not a Packer will be handicapped by injuries. If Ted Rosequist can play the Bears will be up to full strength at the flanks for the first time in three weeks. Jules Carlson, veteran guard, is the only casualty. He suffered a damaged side against Detroit.
NOV 1 (Chicago) - Chicago's three-day football fair, an unprecedented gathering of major elevens, comes to a close today at Wrigley field, where the Bears and Green Bay Packers, old rivals meeting for the 35th time, clash in the most important game in the National league. A championship hangs in the balance for the Packers, a formidable offensive unit that cannot match the league leading Bears in power, but hopes to pass its way to victory. Attendance, swelled by holdovers from the large delegations of rooters attracted to the metropolitan area by college games over the weekend, is expected to exceed 30,000, setting an all-time record for professional football in Chicago...CAN CLINCH PLAYOFF PLACE: Undefeated and untied, the Bears, away to a flying start in quest of their fourth National league title, can virtually clinch a place in the championship playoff by scoring their seventh consecutive triumph at the expense of the Packers. The Packers, beaten once by the Bears, will be in the same category as the Detroit Lions if they lose. Both would be almost without hope of catching the Bears, unless one of the Chicagoan's four remaining eastern opponents succeeded in achieving one of the major upsets of the season and the Lions triumph in a later meeting at Detroit. The possibility is there, but such a situation is almost within probabilities. Green Bay relies on the effectiveness of its superb passing attack, built around Arnie Herber, Johnny Blood, Don Hutson and Paul Miller to match the tremendous power the Bear phalanx, led by the devastating Bronko Nagurski generates off the tackles and through the line. The Bears have ample reason to be apprehensive over this aerial attack. It has elevated the Packers into the league lead as ground gainers and scorers, displacing the Bears in both departments in the last two weeks. It piled up 42 points on the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, only 11 less than the Bears were able to make in two games against the Pirates...PACKER RECORD IMPRESSIVE: Most important to the Bears, however, is the Packers' record against them in their last three meetings. In the opening game of the season at Green Bay the Packers completed 10 to 28 passes against the Bears for a total gain of 127 yards. Fortunately, the Bears were able to keep receivers bottled up sufficiently to experience only a minimum of embarrassment in winning, 30 to 3. But last year, also in the opening game, Herber passed 87 yards to Hutson for a touchdown on the first play to beat the Bears, 7 to 0. Several weeks later, when the Bears still had a chance to tie for the western division championship, they gave the Packers a thorough whipping for 56 1/2 minutes at Wrigley field...HUTSON TRAVELS 67 YARDS: Completely outplayed and apparently humbled, 14 to 3, the Packers called on Herber to pass to Hutson. The fleet end, who caught nine passes for Alabama against Stanford in the 1935 Rose Bowl game, went 67 yards for a touchdown. The Bears fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Packers recovered. Another pass, Herber to Hutson, went 13 yards for a touchdown and the Bears were whipped, 17 to 14. Memory of these two games has aroused the Bears and they are fortified today. Their preparations may not be adequate, however, unless a new defense hastily devised when scouts returned from Green Bay last week with reports of five new spread formations, has been learned perfectly. Both clubs are in excellent shape for the game. The Packers are at full strength, with no injuries. The Bears have been strengthened by the return of Bill Karr, veteran right end, who has been out two weeks with a knee injury.
NOV 1 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Before what is expected to be an all-time record crowd for professional football, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will meet today at Wrigley field, Chicago, in the game that is expected to all but determine the National Professional league championship. The game pits two of the greatest machines in football history against each other. The Bays have lost one game; the Bears are undefeated. Both teams lean to offense and both have exhibited attacks that point to an out and out offensive struggle with chances that the loser will score at least twice. But who the loser will be is the question that bothers all the fans. Earlier in the season the Bears laced the Bays, 30 to 3, at Green Bay. Such an outcome would point to an overwhelming victory for George Halas' men today but past scores mean little in this old rivalry. In that game the Bears were "on", so much so that close followers of the club are fearful that the early peak will react against the Bears in the last half of the race. At Green Bay everything the Bears tried worked, while breaks of fortune, plus an unusually sloppy aerial defense and occasional poor line play, conspired against the Packers. Despite the difference is score there was very little difference in yards gained and in first downs. The Packers pounded the Bear line to shreds on many long marches and if they should happen to repeat today it will be curtains for the Bears. Right now the Packers are at their offensive peak as in early games they worked to build a strong ground game to coincide with their aerial attack, annually one of the best in the league. That they have succeeded is shown by the yards gained via rushing chart. Today they'll have that ground attack functioning along with an aerial attack that was far from smooth in the game at Green Bay. From a Packer standpoint the one big question is defense. In practically every game this fall the club has shown a tendency to let down. The shifting of George Sauer from halfback to fullback will strengthen the secondary defensive against the Bears' short pass game off fake plunges into the line. Sauer, tall and husky, has a decided edge over Swede Johnston in aerial defensive play and assures the Packers of protection when Clark Hinkle is out of action. But whether the shifting of Sauer alone will bolster the defense enough to stop the Bears is a question. The Packers usually have good success with their aerial game against the Bears and the success of the ground attack in the first game between the two indicated that the Bears, too, will have plenty of defensive worries. With Johnny Blood and Don Huton, the Bays have two able pass snatchers; in Arnie Herber they have a passer par excellence; and with Buckets Goldenberg, shifted to guard, Hank Bruder and Clark Hinkle clearing the way on ground plays for Bob Monnett or Paul Miller, the Bays should click for many yards. Against this array of Packer talent, the Bears will have Bronko Nagurski, not the Bronk of old but still a wild charging buckeroo; Gene Ronzani, Nolting, Molesworth, Feather, Sisk and other high class backs who threaten to make the afternoon for Packer linemen anything but pleasant. Despite the one-sided triumph at the Bay, the Bears, although ranked slight favorites, will have to play their best ball of the year to win. If the Packer defense hold up the offense can take care of the scoring. It looks like a 21 to 14 game with the Bears accorded the edge.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - It was just after the Packers made their first touchdown against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first quarter at State Fair park here Sunday that some fan urged: "Make it 50, Packers!" And in running up a 42 to 10 victory over the erstwhile Eastern division leaders, the Green Bay aggregation came so close to that figure that it wasn't funny. Least funny was the outcome to Joe Bach, who has watched his team bowl over the best in the east only to be taken into camp by the Chicago Bears twice and the Packers yesterday in his only three encounters with Western aggregations. But despite the Bears' 30 to 3 win over the Packers at Green Bay Sept. 20, Joe Bach is in no way convinced that George Halas' team will beat Coach Curly Lambeau's hard fighting crew at Chicago next week. In fact, if Joe Bach were a betting man, his money (and probably that of all 9,500 fans who watched the game yesterday) would be on the Packers. Explained Pirate coach Bach: "The Packers do not seem to have as hard driving running attack as the Bears, but for diversified offensive play, the Green Bay team cannot be touched by any outfit I have seen this year...Until the last four minutes of our game at Chicago Oct. 18, we played the Bears on even teams. Their power took hold in those last minutes and two touchdowns were made by the Chicago team to make the score 26 to 7 in their favor. But at no time did the Bears run over us the way the Packers did...CAN'T STOP PASSES: "Of course, you understand that I make my comparisons only on the meetings I have had with these two teams...But on that basis I look for a Packer win...I don't think that the Bears, or anyone else, can stop Packer passes for 60 minutes." Bach's attitude is just a little different than that of other coaches who have lost to the Packers. Notably it is a contrast to that of Detroit Coach Potsy Clark, whose comment about the Packers being nothing but an average team with a prayer, seems even more ridiculous than ever. If it is a prayer that the Packers are using to win their ball games, it is a prayer that is reaching the gods of the sport and it might do some of the other clubs no harm to try to invoke the favor of those deities. Not a prayer but "spirit" is what Bach finds particularly outstanding about the Packers. He expresses a wish that similar feeling and the desire for victory be instilled into his team. That spirit, however, such as manifested by the Packers this season, is not brought to the team from some outside agent. It is something that comes from within the players themselves...REAL PACKER FAN: Ed Matesic, heralded as the league's leading passer, a reputation earned in previous contests, completed only eight out of 21 attempted tosses yesterday and has three intercepted. Matesic, apparently a great loser, is a Packer fan from this point on. Seriously the big halfback says that he was rushed harder and left in more hot water yesterday than he has been all season. He does not think that any National league team is 30 points better than any other this season, the score notwithstanding, but readily admits Western division football superiority over the Eastern division's brand this year. Late last season Matesic was in the Philadelphia lineup that bowed before the Packers at Philadelphia. Although the changes in the Packer lineup this year have been few, the now Pittsburgh halfback claims that there is no comparison between the 1935 and 1936 Packers. Matesic sees the packers headed for the title...BOUQUETS FOR BAYS: Warren Heller, a back of some consequence, is another who tosses bouquets toward Green Bay. He nodded ascent to most of what Matesic had to say and announced that as far as he was concerned it was just as well that the Pirates were not meeting the Packers again this year. Heller's attitude probably grew from the second play of the second quarter when, down near the Packers' goal, Arnold Herber passed to Don Hutson for a short gain. Hutson was stopped by Heller, who facetiously remarked: "Nice work, Don." It was only a matter of minutes before Hutson took another of those passes and crossed the Pirate goal with the ball in his arms. Desperately Heller lunged at the fleet Packer, but he missed by a foot. He was not the only Pirate back who was left clawing the atmosphere after Hutson breezed by yesterday, however. At one time both Matesic and Ed Skoronski, Pitt fullback, was supposed to cover Don's movement. Came the pass; came Hutson, and the defensive players' efforts came to no avail. More in wonder than in disgust cursed Pittsburgh captain Armand Niccolai: "I'll be damned! How many men do we need to cover that guy?" Answered one of the rail birds on the race track that runs along the playing field: "Four...or one good man."...ONE NOT ENOUGH: But one man, no matter how good, was not stopping Hutson yesterday and Joe Bach realized it early. Favoring the passing game as he does, it is only natural that he should favor players who excel in that department. Declining to speak of any players who were outstanding as individuals, he nevertheless did exclaim: "Hutson and Herber can play on any ball club of mine any time...and then there is always Johnny Blood." With Blood in the game everybody from the opposing coaches and players to the boys selling the programs look for something spectacular, and the Packer back seldom disappoints. In the second quarter of yesterday's game he was in the Green Bay secondary when Matesic drops back to pass. Before the ball was snapped from center John Walter, Press-Gazette sports editor, prognosticated: "Matesic will pass and Blood will intercept it." Blood did just that and carried the ball 60 yards for a touchdown. Through the Packer lineup there were no weak spots in play Sunday. It was a great team day because every man out there was playing for the team. But the win couldn't help but be a source of individual satisfaction to Tony Paulekas, Packer freshman who seems destined to play a lot more football for Green Bay. For three years Paulekas, as a member of the Washington and Jefferson college team, met many of the players now in the Pittsburgh lineup. Usually W. and J. came out second best, and many times the team was badly beaten, often because of the brilliant play of the very players who were whipped so decisively yesterday...TONY'S BIG DAY: Tony (called "Gabby" by his teammates because he seldom says a word) smiled contentedly through and after the game, and all the way home. Tony had enjoyed a day that he had long looked for. On and off the field, in and about the park, many things added to the interest of the game: Many notables were in the stands...between halves M.W. Torkelson, state works progress administrator, was introduced...and cheered. Not introduced but every bit as notable from the football fan's standpoint was David Graham, 89-year old follower of sports, who probably was the oldest rooter in the stands...he made the trip from Green Bay and back with friends by automobile...Repartee between the players is almost too common to be of lasting interest...some of it, however, is worth passing when, late in the first quarter, Pittsburgh tackle Sandy Sandberg was loudly urging his players to show more fight..."You'll get all you are looking for," answered Lou Gordon from the Packer bench. Sandberg grinned back, "All right, Ugly." It was early in the game but not long afterwards the Pirate confidence had done a turnabout. As point after point was added to the Packer score, that same Sandberg questioned time and again, "Where is the old fire?"...his manner then indicated that he had received just about all he was looking for...his play at tackle, however, was one of the bright spots in the Pirate line...Packer players generally acclaimed him...TEAM LACKED HOPE: John Gildea, Pirate back, exhorted his mates to greater heights with a plea that has been used before..."Get hopeful in there," he begged...and sounded completely hopeless as he said it. Goldenberg made his appearance at guard...and did a swell job of it...he is a crowd favorite in Milwaukee..his hometown. Hank Bruder wore socks for the first time within the memory of many fans...but it did not prevent him from getting "spiked"...Bruder, Monnett and Butler all suffered gashes on the legs from the extra long cleats on Pirate is a comparatively new hazard...Bobby Cahn points out that not so long ago such cleats were called "mud cleats" and used only in the much and, however, many teams use them all the time...Cahn favors a ruling on that even he takes a beating from the sharp ends...and points how many times greater are the players' chances of serious injury...Finger-shaking episode...The Pirates were taking a little extra time in getting their signals straight...Arnie Herber waved at Cahn and reminded, "Watch that time, Bobby."... The little referee took a few steps forward and waved a finger right back, "Yes, I will, Herber."....SEIBOLD WORKS HARD: Champ Seibold continues to get better as the days go on...and in the opinion of many he is plenty good right now...Joe Laws does more running than previously...and opponents are taking him more seriously than they did last season...Scherer had his best day to date. Coach Ray Flaherty of the Boston Redskins said a few weeks ago that the Pirates have a team much like the many others he thinks of the Green Bay club primarily as a passing team...the difference was clearly shown yesterday...Packer blocking is deadly and Packer runners really go places...the Pirates had no ground attack to speak of. Green Bay program sellers thwarted in their efforts to get advanced prices for their merchandise could take a lesson from the vendors in Milwaukee...just before game time they swooped down on the stands making no apologies in their demand for 25 cents...this despite the 15-cent price mark on the cover...the public address system put an end to the racket...but not before many had paid that extra dime...Milwaukee fans hate to think of the Packers as a Green Bay team...near the end of the first half Bobby Cahn shouted, "Time out, Green Bay."...and from the stands came the answer, "You mean, time out, Wisconsin."...but the Packers will be getting their mail at the Green Bay post office for some time to come.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - There is no gainsaying the fact that will to win definitely is an integral part of the Green Bay Packers' 1936 football team. Scored upon at State Fair park yesterday before they had a chance to get their hands on the ball, the Green Bay team took the next kickoff and marched down to score. The most impressive thing in the game from this writer's standpoint was the continued improvement in the blocking, and the consistent gains in playing experience and pro football intelligence which most of the new Packers are making. The blocking, particularly in the first half, was sharp, vicious, deadly and completely effective. Linemen and backs swept through the Pirate defense, moving would-be tacklers out of sight as the Green Bay ball carriers moved down the field. The Green Bay passes weren't rushed, and when Herber wanted to let loose a toss he had no trouble slapping it onto the chest of the receiver. Miller, Hutson and Blood - what a combination of ballsnaggers for any pass defense to watch! And when men like Gantenbein, Bruder and Becker are added to the list, all capable of spearing the pigskin when the first mentioned trio is decoying the defense, you can get some idea of the Packers' tremendous aerial threat. And now, the Bears. Some of the exultant fans at Milwaukee yesterday were screaming, "Bring on the Bears!" You won't have to bring them on. They'll be there...Eight Packers placed their names in the scoring column yesterday to aid in the rout of Pittsburgh, with Paul Miller and Don Hutson each scoring two touchdowns...Miller's 12 points boosted his young total to 18 on the Packer all-time scoring list, while Hutson's touchdown was his 10th for Green moved him up to eleventh place on the big list, passing Cub Buck, Eddie Kotal, Weert Engelmann, Red Dunn, Buckets Goldenberg and Myrt Basing...Hutson now has 61 points...Joe Laws' touchdown was his fifth, giving him 30 points...Johnny Blood scored his 37th Packer touchdown and his second extra point...standing second on the all-time list, he has 224 points...Ernie Smith's extra point was his 18th and his total is 27...Ade Schwammel booted two points, his sixth and seventh, making his total in the all-time tabulation 25...Smith and Schwammel have been close to each other for two seasons and now are only two points apart...Tiny Engebretsen's extra point was his second for Green Bay, and his total is 11...Clarke Hinkle, who is flirting with the century mark in scoring, now can reach it with one touchdown...his extra point yesterday was his eighth for the Packers, making his total 95...he stands fourth on the all-time list, surpassed by only Verne Lewellen, Blood and Curly Lambeau.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - Four Packers where shaken up more than the others in yesterday's game with Pittsburgh at State fair park, Milwaukee, but the entire squad will be in condition to meet the Bears at Chicago next Sunday, Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, announced today. Joe Laws, who scored one of the Green Bay touchdowns, acquired a bruised hip; Bobby Monnett had a toe stepped upon; Tiny Engbretsen injured his leg; and Frank Butler incurred a long, painful cleat gash on the back of a leg.
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - Members of the Green Bay City Band, who planned to attend the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers football game in Chicago next Sunday, and had made arrangements with Jacob Skall, Appleton, for transportation to the game on a special train sponsored by Skall, will not be able to make the trip, it was learned this morning. Arrangements had been completed a week ago, and several of the band members cancelled playing engagements for the coming weekend in order to make the trip. This morning, in a long distance telephone conversation with Robert Ruchoft, secretary of the band, Skall said it was found necessary to cut expenses and that the band could not be taken.
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - No team less impressive than the Chicago Bears blocks the path of the Green Bay Packers next Sunday and Coach E.L. Lambeau's squad is hard at work preparing for the struggle. It will be a NFL contest and will be played at Wrigley field in Chicago. As the Packers pounded away at offense and defense in preparation for their final engagement with the Bears this season, their thousands of Wisconsin fans were busy talking up the scheduled excursions to
Chicago and making plans to travel southward for the
all-important Western division game. Hundreds of fans
will take to the highways, driving to Wrigley field either
Saturday or Sunday, but hundreds more will invade
Chicago on the Sunday special of the Milwaukee road
or the Chicago and North Western special which leaves
Saturday...INCLUDES GAME TICKET: Jake Skall of
Appleton is sponsoring the Colonial Wonder Bar train
on the North Western, which will leave Green Bay at
12:30 Saturday afternoon and will arrive at Chicago 
around 6. Rates include train fare, room at the Sherman
hotel in Chicago, and ticket to the game. The train will
leave Chicago early Sunday evening for Green Bay. 
Stops for passengers will be made at De Pere, Neenah,
Menasha, Kaukauna, Appleton, Oshkosh and Fond du
Lac only. More than 200 reservations already have been
made and more than 400 are expected. The Carrigan
special will run on the Milwaukee road, leaving here at
7 o'clock Sunday morning and returning after the game.
Several hundred more fans are expected to take
advantage of this train's service, thus giving Green Bay
and Wisconsin a healthy representation at Wrigley field
Sunday afternoon...BOTH TEAMS KEYED: Indications
are that both teams will be keyed to the highest pitch,
with plenty of the old college try in evidence at kickoff
time. The Packers have won four consecutive contests
since they were swamped, 30 to 3, by the Bears here 
in September, while the Bears have rolled over six
straight league opponents. A victory for Green Bay 
would give the Packers a tie with the Bears for the
Western division leadership. The Packers have come a
long way since their defeat by George Halas' team.
They have polished up a lashing ground attack which 
Bill Hewitt, Bears' end, said in a radio interview last 
night wasn't particularly dangerous. They have added
the spectacular Johnny Blood to the lineup and they have improved vastly to their brilliant passing attack. The mental attitude of the Packers also has changed greatly, and the men are in a grim fighting mood for Sunday's game. They realize that they will face one of the toughest football teams in the nation, but they're anxious to do just that. The Packer squad is in good physical condition. Tiny Engebretsen, Joe Laws, Bob Monnett and Frank Butler, who received injuries against Pittsburgh last Sunday, all should be able to play. 
OCT 27 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bear s have a sounder defense than the Green Bay Packers, according to Earl (Dutch) Clark, Detroit Lions quarterback, who was interviewed by Sam Greene of the Detroit News here after Sunday's Detroit-Bear game. "The Bears play a more standard game and are more likely to win consistently," observed the Detroit quarterback. "The Packers may try more trick stuff and when they get away with it, they look good. As a general rule they do not figure to get away with it. The Bears have more old-fashioned power. They really hit you."
OCT 27 (New York) - By the slim margin of only three yards, the Green Bay Packers again have taken the lead as the most powerful offensive team in the NFL, displacing the Chicago Bears' champion ground gainers for the past three years. The Packers have gained 1,652 yards to 1,649 for the Chicago Bears. Both have played six games and meet next Sunday. As a result of their one-sided victory over Pittsburgh Sunday, the Packers also gained the lead in total points with 130 as compared to 119 for the Bears. Western clubs also dominate the race for defensive honors. Only 899 yards have been gained against the Detroit Lions while holding their opponents to 39 points. The Bears' goal line defense has been even better as they have yielded only 32 points. The Pittsburgh Pirates still lead the New York Giants as the best passing club with 60 completions out of 123 tosses.
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - What many fans regard as the two strongest elevens in the NFL will cross each other's paths at Wrigley field next Sunday afternoon, when the Green Bay Packers will attempt to wipe out the memory of a stinging 30 to 3 defeat they received from the Chicago Bears here last September. Although Detroit, always dangerous near the end of the season, still is very much a factor in the championship race, the Lions' hopes, as do those of the Packers, practically rest upon a Green Bay victory Sunday. If the Bears again set back the Packers, Coach George Halas' team will have little trouble annexing a Western division title, with a victory in the playoff game almost a formality...NONE TOO EASY: The Packers have indicated, in their drills this week, that the Bears' task will be none too easy. Stories floating out of the Chicago section indicate that the Bears are inclined a bit toward the over-confident, a state of mind difficult to overcome in view of their lopsided win at Green Bay. The Bears appear to be underestimating the Packer ground attack, which failed to function against them last month but which since has developed into a brilliant offensive weapon, with the blocking improved one hundred percent. The Chicago team is spending most of its time on pass defense, realizing the terrific threat through the air which the Packers carry, with Arnie Herber and Bob Monnett on the tossing end, and a brilliant staff of receivers, which includes Johnny Blood, Don Hutson, Paul Miller, Milt Gantenbein, Hank Bruder and Monnett...NOT MANY INJURIES: Injuries should be a minor problem for the Packers, unless they get them from the Bears, as most of the players, even those shaken up in the Pittsburgh game, are in good shape for the bruising contest. They well realize the importance of the struggle, for as one player put it, "If we don't win this one, we don't rate the championship." Regardless of that, they aren't likely to get it without a victory over the Bears. The squad will leave Saturday, and they will be followed by hundreds and probably thousands of Green Bay and Wisconsin fans, all taking the trek into Chicago for the big event. Hundreds of followers will leave earlier for the Windy City to attend several of the outstanding games on the weekend gridiron menu...BEST ON GROUND: In one department Coach E.L. Lambeau's team has excelled in the six games played by the Packers and Bears. With a total of 1,652 yards gained from scrimmage, the Packers have the best offensive record in the league. Trailing by only three yards, with 1,649, are the Bears. Green Bay has also scored more points than any other team in the circuit, with 130, while there too the Bears are second, with 119. The Bears are undefeated in six games, while the Packers have won five and lost one.
afraid of them, the Packers are planning to unload an even ton of dynamite upon the Western division leaders, with the hope that the charge will prove sufficient to unseat Coach George Halas' squad, and give Green Bay a share in the divisional lead...LIONS WANT VICTORY: For once, the Detroit Lions also will be praying for a Packers victory, as upon a defeat Sunday rests the somewhat battered chances of the Lions for a Western division title. Coach George (Potsy) Clark has predicted that his team definitely is not out of the title picture, and fans who remember the Lion' late 1935 rush to the crown will agree with him, but nevertheless a Bear win on Sunday will just about toss the championship into the lap of the Chicagoans. Although the Bears are taking little interest in the Packers' ground attack, having stopped it effectively at City stadium in September, the Packers have come a long way since then, and are in position to hand the Bears' forward wall a severe bruising. Bob Monnett and Joe Laws are playing the game of their lives, and George Sauer demonstrated last Sunday that shifting him to fullback was something more than an idle idea. Clarke Hinkle is in the pink and ready for some bruising line smashing, while the always dependable Hank Bruder is preparing for some of his typically hard blocking. Add to this speedy, shifty Paul Miller, who needs only to be shaken loose to provide a severe headache for any defense, and you have an attack on the ground campaign which may distress the Bears, however little regard it before the game...GREAT PASS ATTACK: Supplementing this setup will be the famous Packer passing attack, with Arnold Herber and Monnett doing the slinging, and a great collection of grabbers which includes Johnny Blood, Don Hutson (now the leading pass receiver of the league), Monnett, Milt Gantenbein and Hank Bruder. Two special trains will carry Wisconsin fans into Chicago. Jake Skall's Wonderbar special will leave the Chicago and North Western station here at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon, proceeding to Chicago by way of the Fox river valley. The Carrigan special will pull out from the Milwaukee Road station at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. Both trains will return Sunday night.
OCT 30 (Chicago) - It will be practically the same old Green Bay Packers, who have waged many a thrilling battle with the Chicago Bears, in the National league feature at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon, for only four "freshmen" are listed on their roster. The new men who will be introduced are Paul Miller, South Dakota halfback; Tony Paulekas, W. and J., center; Bernard Scherer, Nebraska, end; and Russ Letlow, San Francisco, guard. The greater part of the game, however, will see the familiar names that won many of the 14 victories credited to the Packers since the clubs began their series in 1921...CLOSE TO EVEN: During these years Green Bay is the only club in the circuit that has come close to breaking even with the Bears, the latter holding a two-game edge, four being ties. These figures do not include exhibition games. Two former Bear warriors are doing yeoman service for the Packers this season; in fact it was Tiny Engebretsen, former Northwestern guard, who booted the field goal that defeated the Detroit Lions, 20 to 18, Oct. 18. Walt Kiesling, one of the old vets, who is in his eleventh season, played originally with the Cards before going to the Bears and then to the Packers. The great running and passing attack of the Lambeau clan simply couldn't get going when the rivals met Sept. 20, the northsiders winning 30 to 3, but since then the team has been clicking to such an extent that the Bears are preparing for their toughest test of the season, the Lions notwithstanding, who gave the locals a terrific battle last week and who must be met again Nov. 29 in Detroit...PAIR BACK AGAIN: It was the Herber-Hutson combine in the aerial department that beat the Chicagoans, 7 to 0, in Green Bay and 17 to 14 at Wrigley field last year, two touchdowns being made in the latter game in the final minutes of play, and it is the same team that the Bears hope to frustrate Sunday. Herber, a native of Green Bay, attended the University of Wisconsin and Regis college, and since enlisting with the Packers in 1930 has been one of the outstanding flingers in the National league. Hutson, who achieved national fame for his performance with Alabama, is the fastest man on the Packer squad and is playing his second season in the postgraduate ranks. The demand for reserved seats for the Lions was one of the heaviest in the history of the Bears but at the present rate this week will set a new record established. With favorable weather Wrigley field should be nearly filled when the kickoff is made at 2 o'clock.
OCT 30 (Chicago) - Bill Karr was given permission yesterday to return to his regular place at right end in the Bears' lineup against the Green Bay Packers at Wrigley field Sunday. Karr's return, after an absence of two weeks with a knee injury, bolsters the Bears' offense and lessens the burden carried by Bill Hewitt and Luke Johnsos, who have been the only ends available for the last two games. The offense, however, has not been much of a worry for Coach George Halas. All the stress this week has been on defense. Official statistics reveal the Packers to be the best scoring and ground gaining unit in the National league, eclipsing the Bears in both departments. A recheck of statistics gives the Packers total gains of 1,668 yards against 1,659 for the Bears. Half of this ground has been gained by passes...HEAR OF NEW SPREAD PLAY: Scouts, returning from Green Bay last week where the Packers set a season record by piling up 42 points against the Pittsburgh Pirates, on whom the Bears were able to score only 54 points in two games, brought reports of a new spread offense to harass the Bears' board of strategy. In the past the Packers have made only occasional use of a spread play, employing it as a threat. This year, Earl (Curly) Lambeau, in his 18th season as the Packers' coach and manager, has made the spread a definite part of the team's offense. Scouts have seen five different spread plays, all designed to utilize the exceptional passing ability of Arnie Herber, a former Green Bay prep star now in his sixth season of professional football. It is against these plays that most of the Bears' defensive work has been directed, although considerable time has been spent fashioning some safeguards against the running of Bob Monnett and Paul Miller, two little jack rabbits, and Clark Hinkle and George Sauer...OUTSTANDING LINE PLUNGERS: Sauer and Hinkle are among the outstanding line plungers in the National league. The Bears have not met up with Sauer when the former Nebraska player was in good shape. Last year and in the opening game this year Sauer was handicapped by injuries when the Packers faced the Bears. Hinkle, who distinguished himself in college by scoring 50 points in three quarters for Bucknell against Dickinson, is an old Bear annoyance. He also is one of the league's leading kickers. Sunday's game will set a new high for both teams from a financial standpoint. The intense interest in Wisconsin, where the Packers have a more rabid and loyal constituency than the University of Wisconsin, has led to a new record for advance sales to Bear games, and prospects are that more than 30,000 will see the game. More than 2,000 fans, led by American Legion members and a band, will come from Green Bay. Special trains from Kenosha, Appleton, Sheboygan, Milwaukee and Oshkosh will swell the Wisconsin delegation to 6,000. The Packer headquarters in Chicago will be at the Sherman hotel...PACKERS' BEST SEASON: The Packers, a nonstock corporation in which city officials and civic leaders serve as directors, are enjoying their greatest season. They have played to three sellout crowds at Green Bay. All profits from the club go to the Sullivan post of the American Legion, which in turn polices all Packer games at Green Bay, handles parking and helps to keep the field in shape. This arrangement makes the Green Bay post one of the most prosperous in the country. It owns its own clubhouse and is entirely free from debt. Its return this year is expected to exceed that of any of the previous 15 seasons in which the Packers have turned over their profits.
OCT 31 (Green Bay) - Now hot on the heels of the league leading Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers set the Pittsburgh Pirates, erstwhile leaders of the Eastern division, back on their heels at State Fair park in Milwaukee Sunday 42 to 10...The New York Giants,
perennial Eastern division title winners, took the lead in
their section Sunday for the first time this season by
turning back the Philadelphia Eagles, 21 to 17, in a free
scoring contest at New York City...It was six in a row for
the Chicago Bears Sunday as they emerged with a 12-
10 victory over the Detroit Lions in a hotly contest game
at Chicago. The defeat left last year's championship
Lions two games behind the winners...The hapless
Chicago Cardinals continue to trod the same luckless
path and lost to the Brooklyn Dodgers at the eastern
city Sunday. The score was 9 to 0. The defeat was the
sixth in a row for Coach Milan Creighton's team...Ralph
Kercheval again was the big gun in the Brooklyn offense.
He kicked a 10-yard field goal in the first quarter and in
the second made the only touchdown of the game after
intercepting a Chicago pass and running 55 yards...The
Cardinals muffed their only real scoring chance against
the Dodgers when they lost the ball on downs after
driving 45 yards to the Brooklyn 19-yard line in the fourth
quarter. The game drew a record crowd of 17,000...Field
Judge George Vergara, one-time Packers, was attacked
by outraged Philadelphia players for a ruling on pass
interference which enabled the New York Giants to
make a touchdown that beat the Eagles in the last few
minutes...Dave Smukler, the former Temple university
star, sparkled in the Philadelphia lineup against the
Giants. Besides ripping off long gains, he kicked a 28-
yard field goal and a point after touchdown. He also
passed to Leonard for a score..The toe of Jack Manders
which has long plagued National league teams provided
the winning margin of victory in the Chicago Bears' win
over Detroit. He opened the scoring with a 34-yard field
goal, and closed it with one for 29 yards...Dutch Clark
figured prominently in the Lions' scoring. He dropkicked
from the Bears' 28-yard line in the second quarter, ran
38 yards in the same period to set up the ball for
Petersen's touchdown, and kicked the extra point...
Johnny Blood, one of the most colorful players of all time, was just as spectacular as ever in the Packer win over Pittsburgh. He intercepted Ed Matesic's forward pass in the second quarter to run 60 yards for a touchdown...Paul Miller, sensational running Packer freshman halfback from South Dakota, cut some fancy capers against the Pirates. Besides making two touchdowns, he picked up considerable yardage in the field and intercepted a pass...The Pittsburgh Pirates will return to their home lot this Sunday after spending two disastrous weeks in the middle west and Coach Joe Bach has high hopes of putting across a victory at the expense of the Brooklyn club...Fresh from their win over the Providence Steamrollers, 26 to 0, the Boston Redskins are reported on edge to tackle the invading Chicago Cardinals. Red Flaherty, the Boston coach, is now showing a much improved offensive game...The first game of the home-and-home series between Detroit and New York is schedule at the Polo grounds this weekend. The following week, Nov. 8, the same clubs will have it out again at the Detroit university gridiron...Green Bay goes to Chicago determined to break the Bears' victory spree. Several thousand Wisconsin fans will follow the Packers to the Windy City for the game. Excursions are being run on all railroads...The National league attendance figures have climbed with leaps and bounds this season. The turnstiles have been clicking at a record clip all around the loop and in several cities new high records have been recorded...Scoring records to date show that the Chicago Bears have only had 32 points scored against them in six games. Green Bay is pacing the league on the offensive as Coach Lambeau's hirelings are credited with 130 points...The season is a success so far as Paul Schissler is concerned because his Brooklyn Dodgers took a fall out of the Chi-Cards. It wasn't so long that the Chicago club cut Schissler loose from his coaching job...Judge Maurice M. Meyer, Toledo, is being frequently assigned to Western division officiating assignments by President Joe F. Carr. Judge Meyer is well liked by the players who know that the "judge" calls 'em as he sees 'em. It has been many seasons since so many pro league freshmen have been getting the headlines. Tuffy Leemans, Dave Smukler, Riley Smith, Milt Stydahar and Paul Miller are among the recruits who are basking in the limelight.
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - In their best mental and physical
condition of the season, the Green Bay Packers have
less than three days remaining before they meet the
Chicago Bears at Wrigley field in a contest which will
decide the championship of the NFL's Western division.
Although a victory for Green Bay will do no more than
give the Packers a tie for the divisional league, the 
quirks of the schedule during the remainder of the year
should favor the Packers on more than one occasion,
and if they hurdle the mighty Bears next Sunday, some
cautious sailing may pilot them through to a title that is
undisputed. For instance: On Sunday, Nov. 22, the
Packers play at New York in the feature game of their
eastern invasion. On the same day Detroit moves into
Chicago to play the Cardinals, who by that time should
be in shape to give any team in the league a terrific
battle...PACKERS ARE IDLE: The following Thursday 
is Thanksgiving day, and the Packers will be idle, with
no contest scheduled. The Lions, however, will marshal
their forces in Detroit for one last supreme effort against
the Chicago Bears, and Coach Potsy Clark's boys
probably will be favored to win that game. If they do, 
they must reassemble what's left of their gridiron
machine to meet the Packers at Detroit only three days
after they play the Bears, which means that Detroit
faces bruising contests with the Cardinals, Bears and
Packers within the space of eight days - and the Bays
are the last of the trio. Green Bay fans, therefore, will
hope that Detroit can take the Bears on Thanksgiving
day, and that the struggle will be sufficiently tough to
enable the Packers to tip over the Lions on the following
Sunday. All these events depend upon a Packer victory
at Chicago next Sunday. There have been few more
crucial games in Green Bay's football history, because
everything depends upon a victory, and a loss will be a
crushing thing to the Packers' chances...NEED ONLY
THREE: If the Bears, who walloped Green Bay 30 to 3
here in September, win again on Sunday, they will need
only three victories in their five remaining games to nail
down the Western division flag. Once the Packers are
disposed of, the Bears face New York, Boston, the
Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit and the Cardinals in that
order, and will be heavy favorites to win at least four of
those. Sunday's score, the Packers indicated definitely
at a meeting last night, will not be 30 to 3 in the Bears'
favor, or anything else in their favor. The Green Bay 
team never has displayed more deadly seriousness
toward an objective - never has so completely indicated
​that it wants to win and is going to do it. The Bears, on
the other hand, are getting a bit heavy in the head. All
week they have indicated that once the Packer air 
attack is stopped, the Green Bay ground attack will
prove no problem at all, and a Chicago victory will be
the result. Fans from all over Wisconsin, including
hundreds from Green Bay, will travel to Chicago, many
of them on the special trains which two roads are 
running. Jake Skall's Colonial Wonder Bar special will
leave the Chicago and Northwestern station here at 12:30 Saturday afternoon, while the Carrigan special will leave the Milwaukee Road station at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. Both will return soon after the game. HUBBARD SIGNS TO PLAY WITH GIANTS
OCT 29 (New York) - American league umpire Cal Hubbard reported to the New York Giants' professional football team today for practice. The 255-pound former tackle of the Green Bay Packers was signed yesterday. Hubbard told Coach Steve Owen he already was in good condition and would be ready for an assignment against the Detroit Lions at the Polo grounds Sunday. "Hub" was on Green Bay's inactive list, after being unable because of baseball duties to report at the beginning of the football season...In joining the New York Giants, Hubbard is returning to the team with which he began his professional football career. He played with the Packers from 1927 to 1935, except for one season when he coached at Texas A. and M. Hubbard played two years with the Giants before coming to Green Bay. The big tackle made several all-America pro teams and was one of the most colorful players in the National league.
OCT 29 (New York) - Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, New York Giants rookie back who last week took the lead over veterans of the NFL in ground gaining, this week increased his lead to 125 yards over the nearest competitor and bettered the total made by Doug Russell, Chicago Cardinals ace, during the entire 1935 season. The former George Washington university star now has gained 502 yards in six games, while Russell, last year's leading ball carrier, had 499 yards in 12 games. If Leemans continues his present pace, he will tie or better the National league record of 1,004 yards for the season set by Beattie Feathers, Chicago Bears, in 1934. At the halfway mark, the total of Leemans is exactly 50 percent of Feathers' record season total...KERCHEVAL AT TOP: Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn Dodgers, leads the league and Jack Manders, Chicago Bears, in point scoring and field goal kicking. He has 29 points to 26 for Manders, and has booted five field goals to four for the Bears' star. A total of 31 field goals already has been kicked by 15 players of the circuit, only 12 less than the total for the entire 1935 season. Ace Gutowsky, Detroit Lions, and Bronko Nagurski, Bears, stepped up in their standing as ball carriers. Gutowsky jumped from fourth to third with 323 yards, behind Cliff Battles, Boston Redskins, who has 377. Nagurski went from seventh to fifth with 259 yards, behind Swede Hanson, Philadelphia, who has 270...TIED FOR THIRD: John Blood, Green Bay, and Dutch Clark, Detroit, who are tied for third in scoring with 19 points each. There is a seven-way tie for fourth place. Ed Matesic, Pittsburgh Pirates, continues to lead Ed Danowski, New York Giants, as the best forward passer with 46 out of 85 for a 54 percent average. Don Hutson, Green Bay end, formerly of Alabama, took the lead as the best pass receiver. He has caught 13 for 222 yards. Bill Smith, Chicago Cardinals, is second with 11 catches, while Wilbur Sortet, Pittsburgh, is third with 10.
OCT 29 (Chicago) - A few pertinent references to the records by Coach George Halas yesterday was sufficient to clear away the rose color fog in the Bears'
camp as the squad began intensive preparations for the
Green Bay game at Wrigley field Sunday. There was a
tendency to see nothing but silver linings after the
Bears turned back the Detroit Lions last week for their
sixth consecutive victory. Green Bay, the next major
test, has already been humbled, 30 to 3, in an earlier
game. The road to a championship appeared short,
straight and wide open..HALAS WAKES 'EM UP: But
Halas, a politic gent with a talent for persuasion, quickly
cured all astigmatism by reading the official release for
the NFL statistic bureau. It was unnecessary to dwell
on the importance of Sunday's game. The Bears are
fully aware that it holds the key to all their title hopes.
The object was to impress on these usually alert young
any more, that this week's assignment is even more
difficult than the one they passed, not without some
luck, against the Lions last week. In an outburst of
eloquence entitled, "There's Trouble In The Air", he
stressed the Packers' pass attack. Although Detroit is
regarded as the Bears' only rival in offense, it is the
Packers who are pressing them for the lead in total
yards gained and who have displayed the Bears as the
leading scoring team in the league...PACKERS GAIN
1,652 YARDS: The Packers have gained 1,652 yards in six games, seven less than the Bears in a like number of contests. The Bears piled up 1,152 of their 1,659 yards by rushing and only 490 by passing. The Packers' total is almost evenly divided,  864 yards by rushing and 788 by passing. With 52 completions in 128 attempts, the Packers have an average gain of 15 yards per pass. The average by an indication of the Packers' improved passing attack. Last year they specialized on 50 yard aerials, with Arnie Herber passing to Don Hutson, Johnny Blood and Bob Monnett. One for 87 yards, Herber to Hutson, beat the Bears, 7 to 0, in the first game at Green Bay, and another, Herber to Hutson for 67 yards, led to the Bears' defeat, 17 to 14, in the final minutes of the second game at Wrigley field...STRESS SHORT PASSES: This year the Packers are throwing short passes to Gantenbein and Bruder while panicky secondary defenders cover Blood, Hutson and Monnett far down the field. Mr. Halas made quite an issue of this. It was somewhat unnecessary, however, for it was quite obvious to his young men that if they covered Gantenbein and Bruder, Monnett, Blood and Hutson would for touchdowns with passes over the secondary's head.
OCT 30 (Green Bay) - Counting the hours, which now number something less than 48, until their football team meets the Chicago Bears in the banner clash of the NFL schedule at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon, Green Bay Packer fans are preparing to travel south, or park by radios for first hand accounts of the struggle. It will mark the Packers' do-or-die attempt to annex the Western division championship for 1936. The fans who invade Chicago, either by motor or by one of the special trains, will have an opportunity to sit in a Green Bay section at Wrigley field. Some 500 seats have been set aside for Packer fans from the north, and special badges denoting partisanship for the Packers may be secured so that ushers may direct the spectators to the proper seats. These badges now may be secured at the Legion building ticket headquarters. E.A. Spachmann, director of sales, also has announced that reserved seats for the Bear game must be picked up before 9 o' clock tonight...CARR TO REFEREE: Officials for the game, as announced by Joe F. Carr, Columbus, league president, are Bobby Cahn, Chicago, referee; Robert Karch, umpire; M.M. Meyer, Toledo, head linesman; and J.J. Ritter, Detroit, field judge. Green Bay will leave tomorrow afternoon at 12:40 on the Milwaukee Road, while in Chicago will make their headquarter, as usual, at the Knickerbocker hotel. They have prepared no alibis, in case of defeat. Their physical condition is perfect - their mental outlook the best of the season. Highly respecting the Bears, but not being