NEWS AND NOTES
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - The Packer scoring was rather restricted yesterday as you noticed, but there were two changes in the all-time list, caused by Don Hutson's touchdown and Ernie Smith's extra point...the touchdown scored by Hutson was his 12th for Green Bay and it gave him a total of 73 points, boosting him from ninth to eighth place on the all-time list...he passed Hurdis McCrary, and now ranks two points behind Bob Monnett, who is in seventh position...Smith's extra point was his No. 21 for the Packers, giving him a scoring record over the past two seasons of 30 points - not bad for a lineman.
PACKERS DRILL AT BLUE HILLS
NOV 10 (Orangeburg, NY) - After a bus ride from the Grand Central station in New York, the Green Bay Packers arrived here Monday night about supper time, helped themselves to a lot of good ears, hit the hay before 10 p.m. and worked out bright and early today. Although Blue Hills country club is only 40 miles from Broadway, it might just as well be a hundred because there isn't anything around that is even second cousin to the bright lights. It should be a restful couple of weeks, if nothing else. The football practice field is about a half mile from the clubhouse up and down dale, and there isn't any chance of the Brooklyn Dodger scouts hiding in the tall trees because there isn't any in the immediate vicinity. It is something different and even the football players have started to enjoy the country air. The first couple of meals seemed to be O.K. and the players certainly started to bat high in the knife and fork league without having to worry about any additional charges to the ticket. The trip from Boston was uneventful. The team left Boston at 10:15 a.m. Monday and the train ride through the New England sector was more than interesting to some of the squad members who had not been East before. When New York was reached, at 4:10 p.m., the Packer found a big bus waiting for them and with but little delay were en route to Blue Hills. The Packers' personal bags were strapped atop the conveyance and the team pulled out of Gotham over the Washington bridge...EQUIPMENT ON HAND: Property Manager Bud Jorgensen shipped the equipment trunks from Boston Sunday night and all the equipment was on hand when the squad checked in at Blue Hills. All the players were glad that the first hurdle on the eastern trip was jumped successfully and the team seemed to be confident that they would be "up and going" for the game in Brooklyn this coming Sunday. The Boston papers paid tribute to the Packers as a team that more than lived up to advance notices. Arnie Herber's passing, Don Hutson's receiving and George Svendsen's brilliant exhibition at center got a lot of extra ink in the stories of the game. The Beantown scribes tossed a lot of verbal bouquets to in the direction of the Redskins, saying that Red Flaherty's team played its best game of the season. This hit the nail on the head all right, as the Boston pros battled every inch all the way from first to last whistle. If they play the same brand of ball against the Bears this Sunday, Halas and company is apt to have a busy afternoon...FLAHERTY DROPS IN: Red Flaherty, the Boston coach, visited with some of the Packers Sunday night at the Parker House. Flaherty took the defeat pretty hard but he didn't yelp "Robber" or anything else in Potsy Clark fashion. "That one pass that Don Hutson caught for the touchdown was a well executed play," Flaherty said, "and it was just about the margin of victory. I really had hopes of winning the game, as my club has shown great improvement since our 'rubbing' in Green Bay. However, I have no alibis except the fact that the game would have been closer if I could have used halfback Ed Justice and Sniper Cahn, my slashing guard, both of whom were on the hospital list. Curly Lambeau has a great ball club, and it wouldn't surprise me if Green Bay carried off the championship." "It was just as I expected," said Coach Lambeau, "as I figured Boston would be mighty tough to bear. Brooklyn is next for us and we are going to have our hands full with the Dodgers. Paul Schissler and a half dozen of this Dodgers were among those present at the Boston game and they must have seen plenty because we had to open up with lots of stuff to tuck away the victory. We were a shade off our game and I attribute this to the long railroad trip. One practice was hardly enough to shake the 'travel' legs off the players and this handicapped our attack. There were no serious injuries and the entire squad should be in tip top shape for our engagement in Brooklyn."
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers' nearest neighbors at their training quarters at Orangeburgh, N.Y., are inmates of an asylum for the insane...they may leave Coach Lambeau there if next Sunday's game is like the one against Boston.
PACKERS RETAIN LEAD IN SCORING
NOV 10 (New York) - The Detroit Lions have gained more yardage by rushing and the New York Giants more by passing than any other teams in the National Professional Football league, figures on the season's game revealed. Dertoit gained 417 yards against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday and brought their average for seven games up to 300 yards. Second in the line is Green Bay with 270. Leading passers in the league last year, the Giants have overtaken Pittsburgh for the league passing lead. The Giants have now completed 50 passes out of 110 tries for an average of 45 percent. Pittsburgh and Detroit have an average of 43 percent. The Green Bay team still holds the scoring lead with 158 points to the Chicago Bears' 154.
BOSTON MAY LOSE REDSKINS IN 1937
NOV 10 (Washington) - George Marshall, president of the Boston club of the National Professional Football league, said Tuesday the Redskins' franchise might be shifted to another city next season because of poor attendance. Marshall said the decision of the club corporation, of which he is president, would rest largely on the attendance figures for the Redskins' final three games this year. Some pressure has been brought to have him move the Redskins home games to Washington next year. He said he had discussed the matter with Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington baseball club.
PACKER QUIT COUNTRY CLUB
NOV 11 (Orangeburg, NY) - Finding training conditions here not as favorable as anticipated, the Green Bay Packers left Blue Hills Country club at noon today, moving into New York to establish new headquarters in preparation for next Sunday's game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Packers practiced here yesterday afternoon, and everyone was feeling in fine shape, but weather conditions and the general setup are such that Coach E.L. Lambeau felt it would be suicide to remain longer. Tonight the squad will be settled in the Victoria hotel at Manhattan...HOLD REGULAR DRILL: Arrangements have been completed to practice at the De la Salle field, and tomorrow the Packers will travel to that place for their regular practice. Drill was held as usual here this morning. Brooklyn and Stapleton will play in New York tonight, and the Packers will attend the game, giving the Green Bay players their first glimpse of the Dodgers in two seasons. The occasion is expected to afford a valuable opportunity for the Packers to scout next Sunday's opponent..ENTRAIN FOR WEST: Definite announcement has not been made, but the team probably will remain at New York until the day before Thanksgiving,
when the Packers will entrain for the West and their
Nov. 29 game with the Lions at Detroit. Prior to that
date they meet Brooklyn and New York in the East.
Once the Detroit engagement is out of the way, the
Packers will have but one week before closing their
regular schedule against the Cardinals at Chicago.
Should the Packers and Bears both finish their seasons
undefeated, a playoff game for the Western division title
will be necessary, but most critics agree that either the
Bays or Bears will be bumped again before the season
THREE BIG LINEMEN CARRY PACKERS' KICKING
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - When the situation in a Packer
football game appears to call for something which must
be done with the feet - such as a field goal, kickoff or an
extra point boot - the chances are that one of three men
will be called upon to do it. The chances are, also, that
he will make it. Due principally to the work of these
three, the Packers haven't missed a single point after
touchdown to date this season, despite the fact that
they have done a lot of touchdown scoring, and they
have clicked for field goals at crucial times when three-
pointers were vitally needed..SHARE IN KICKING: Only
three other Packers, Johnny Blood, Clarke Hinkle and
Cal Clemens, have shared in the extra points, and
Johnny made his on an end run, against Pittsburgh in
Milwaukee. Hinkle has kicked one extra point, and has
done great work with kickoffs, booting many a football
into the end zone. The Packers have several other
players who did considerable in kicking in college, but
the real burden this season has fallen jointly upon
Schwammel, Smith and Engebretsen. Ernie has been
called upon the most, kicking 10 extra points and two
field goals to boost his total on the all-time Packer
scoring list to 30. Last season he was good for 11 extra
points and one goal from the field...TWO EXTRA
POINTS: In previous seasons with Green Bay Ade
Schwammel kicked two extra points and five field goals,
and to this assortment this year he has added five extra
points and one goal, making his all-time total 25. Tiny
Engebretsen booted only one extra point in 1935, but
this season he has kicked two others, in addition to
three field goals. Fans will never forget his last minute
goal against Detroit this season, which gave Green Bay
a thrilling 20 to 18 victory.
BOSTON LAUDS PACKER PASSES
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - The brilliant aerial attack of the
Green Bay Packers, as employed against the Boston
Redskins last Sunday, came in for considerable praise
in Boston newspapers. Two excerpts from articles of
Eastern scribes are presented here tonight:
JACK BARNWELL (BOSTON POST): Flash Herber,
ace moundsman of the celebrated Green Bay Packers,
twirled the visiting beef trust from Wisconsin to a 7 to 3
triumph over the Redskins at Fenway park before a
congregation of 11,200 fans. The veteran righthander's
control was as good as ever and his spiral ball blinded
the Boston brigade right up to the final out. The star
hurler of the National league, whom Manager Curly
Lambeau sent to the mound shortly after the game got
underway, threw exactly 29 balls to retire the local
aggregation of Ray Flaherty. Fourteen of these were strikes, most of which Don Hutson, star receiver from Alabama, caught almost without moving his hands. The Packers had their big inning in the third, when they started on a 57-yard march which terminated in the promised land. The Redskins finally steeled their spines, pushing rambling Johnny Blood back for four yards. The halt was only momentarily, however, for Herber and Hutson teamed up again. This time it was a strike which retired the side as Hutson gathered it in on the fly at the seven-yard line and sped into the end zone while no less than three secondary Redskins gaped in amazement. It looked as though Riley Smith, whom Hutson passed within arm's length en route to the touchdown, could have taken a shot and felled his old mate from Alabama; but, although the act looked physically possible, you can't tell what's running through a fellow's head our there after he's been banging his noggin' against such 230 and 240 pound hulks as were wearing the spangles of the Packers. Thus was the first inning lead and the victory snatched from the Redskins, who sailed into the Packers at the shrill of the opening whistle and gave the herculean hulks from Green Bay more than they bargained for...It can honestly be said that Ray Flaherty had the better line on the field yesterday, a commendation seldom handed out.
PAUL V. CRAIGUE (BOSTON GLOBE): One dazzling, third period air raid gave the Green Bay Packers a 7-3 victory over the Redskins at Fenway park, although our National league goal diggers put up one of the grandest battles in local pro history. The great Wisconsin outfit was outrushed, 114 yards to 18, but Arnold Herber chucked 14 successful passes in 29 attempts and three of them were strung together in the third period for the game's only touchdown. Since the Packer passes ate up a total of 200 yards during the afternoon, it must be admitted that they earned the victory, but they were definitely outplayed in three of the four periods. They crossed midfield on five other occasions, but never penetrated beyond the Boston 40 on anything but a break.
PACKERS MAY PLAY PIRATES IN SOUTH
NOV 11 (Pittsburgh) - Officials of the Pittsburgh Pirates club in the National Professional Football league said Wednesday the Bucs have been offered three exhibition games in Florida next month. The offer was made by H.A. Tubbs of Jacksonville for games December 23 at Jacksonville, December 25 at Tampa and December 31 at Miami. Club officers said the Green Bay Packers have been suggested as possible opponents if the exhibition tour is agreed upon.
PACKERS WORK IN NEW YORK
NOV 12 (New York) - Following their two day sojourn at
the Blue Hills country club the Packer squad is well set
up in New York at the Victoria hotel and if Coach E.L.
Lambeau's gridders never see the "Rip Van Winkle"
sector again it will be soon enough. The team went
through a snappy workout here today in the Central
gridiron while about a dozen photogs from the Gotham
papers clicked their cameras frequently while the Bays
cut capers in impressive style. The Packers are due for
a lot of ink in the Metropolitan press for the next 10
days as the National league is going the limit in a
publicity battle with the other pro loop to attract the
attention of the New York fans. The Giants are out of
town this weekend and this sort of leaves the field to
the Packers' game with Brooklyn at Ebbet field although
the other N.Y. club and Boston will be having it out at
the Yankee stadium in an American league game...LET
DOWN GAME: The Packers are glad that the Boston
affair is tucked away in the victory column. This was
one of those let-down games which always comes to a
club that is in the midst of a victory spree. Lambeau
and the players feel confident that the team will get
back clicking on "all eleven" this weekend against the
Dodgers and then go on and make it mighty interesting
for the "Hubbardized" Giants who are quite apt to have
their hands full this Sunday in Detroit. Green Bay
scouts were among the 4,000 present at Ebbets field
Wednesday afternoon were Brooklyn whipped Stapleton
in an Armistice day gridiron contest by the score of 14
to 7. The Dodgers made a pair of touchdowns in the
first period and then went under wraps for the remainder
of the game. The Stapes got their lone marker in the
final frame. Kercheval, Bobby Wilson and Badgro,
former Giant wingman, caught the eye of Red Smith
and the other members of the Green Bay scouting
delegation. Kercheval got off several skyscraping punts
of the 60-yard variety; Wilson made three razzle dazzle
runs while Badgro was on the receiving end of three well
executed passes. The Dodgers had a young army of
players in uniform and Coach Paul Schissler kept the
substitutes running in and out all during the game. The
stay at Blue Hills did not do the Packers any good
physically as Walt Kiesling is sick with fever and cold.
Ernie Smith has a sore chest, while about five of the
other gridders have joined the handkerchief club. Trainer
Dave Woodward ordered Kiesling to bed on his arrival in
New York and he expressed some doubts if the veteran
guard would be able to see action this Sunday. Blue Hills is probably an O.K. spot when the mercury is at summer heat but when the wind whistles around at a below freezing cold, the madeover barns which served as dormitories reminded one of the Main and Washington corner during last winter's cold spell...LOTS OF LAUGHS: However, there were a lot of laughs between the chilly blasts. The dining hall was atop of a quarter of a mile hill and all the players worked up a good appetite on their way to meals. Tuesday morning Milt Gantenbein came to breakfast with a shotgun on his arm and he remarked that he wasn't taking any chances on "bears in them woods". A dozen of the players "camped" down in a valley house and they had a great time between "ghosts" and other things that prowled around. Lou Gordon nearly got lost between the locker room and the valley house when the early birds turned the lights out on him. The big tackle let out a roar of Tarzan's style which was heard all over the 40 acres. Your scribe found his cot so hard that he thought some of the boys had played a joke on him by putting a plank under the sheets but on investigating discovered it was only the mattress and this went for about everybody else on the squad. Several of the players played a few holes of golf over a topnotch course but the majority of them during their non-practice hours camped near the coal stove in the locker room and killed time by reading the papers or playing cards.
HUTSON ADDS TO PASS MARK
NOV 12 (New York) - Ed Danowski, New York Giants' record-making forward passer last year, finally overtook Ed Matesic, Pittsburgh Pirates, in the ninth week of play on the NFL and now leads in this department by the slim margin of a .506 average to .500. The former Fordham star has completed 41 out of 81 passes while Matesic has 54 completions in 108 tosses. Three field goals booted during the week by Armand Niccolai, Pittsburgh Pirates, gives him the lead in this department with seven, one more than his total of last year when he gained a tie for first place. Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn, and Jack Manders, Bears, dropped to a tie for second place with five each...MANDERS ON TOP: Manders, however, broke his first place tie with Kerchval as the leading scorer of the league and now leads the circuit with 31 points. The former Minnesota ace has a one point lead on Kercheval, Bill Hewitt of the Bears and Don Hutson, Green Bay, who are tied for second. Hutson, formerly of Alabama, took a commanding lead this week for pass receiving honors. He caught six Sunday to boost his total to 22, which is four more than he caught last year when he finished sixth in the standing, and only four from the record of 26 set last year by Tod Goodwin of the Giants. Bill Smith, Chicago Cardinals, is second this week with 14...BETTER PREVIOUS RECORD: There now are two men in the league who have bettered the individual ground gaining total of 499 made last season. Tuffy Leemans, Giants, retained his lead with 641 yards, while Ace Gutowsky, Detroit, now has 513 yards in second place. Earl (Dutch) Clark, Detroit, jumped from sixth to fifth this week behind Cliff Battles, Boston, and Bronko Nagurski, Bears, who are third and fourth.
TWO PACKERS ARE HONORED
NOV 12 (New York) - First returns from the National Professional Football league front, where the players finally are coming up with that good old college try, indicate the all-star team for 1936 will lineup with nine veterans and two freshman. The writers' consensus figures the lineup as follows: Ends, Bill Hewitt, Chicago Bears, and Milt Gantenbein, Green Bay; tackles, Joe Stydahar, Bears, and Glen (Turk) Edwards, Boston; guards, Lon Evans, Green Bay, and George (Bullet) Rado, Pittsburgh; center, Mel Hein, New York; quarterback, Dutch Clark, Detroit; halfbacks, Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, New York, and Cliff Battles, Boston; fullback, Bronko Nagurski, Bears. We still like college football with its alumni, bands and cheerleaders, but nothing on the collegiate girdiron could be assembled to approach that lineup. It rates as the perfect team with stars that have not been dimmed in any kind of going, in either college or pro football. It represents the best of the small college and big university fields, splotched with color and geared with tremendous power. As a quartet, the backs have gained 1,828 yards in 419 tries, an average of 4.36 yards a whack.
Hewitt - Bill came from Michigan. All he could get was honorable mention on the All-American in 1931. But in the pro game he's rated as the greatest end ever in action. He's so fast he's called Offside Hewitt. He knows all the tricks and how to use 'em.
Gantenbein - At Wisconsin Milt was an ordinary player until his last year. He has filled out to 200 pounds and just reaching his peak. Smart, tough and fast. Once he was just a decoy on passes, but now he's one of the deadliest receivers of them all.
Stydahar - A freshman recruit from West Virginia Wesleyan, a football natural who likes to play the game. Unheard of before the all-star-pro game of this year, he was so good he made his opposition look foolish.
Edwards - Turk, a 270-pounder from Washington State, is a champion football trickster with six football senses.
Evans and Rado - Evans came from Texas Christian. Rado from Duquesne. Opposing players say you can't get by them with a crowbar.
Hein - Two hundred twenty five pounds, strung on a six-foot two frame, the former Washington State star ranks as the peer of centers and as the master of them all on pass defense.
Clark - No quarterback yet has been found who can outgeneral and outplay the Dutchman who came from Colorado College
Leemans - They didn't think Tuffy rated a berth on the 1936 all-star team in the game at Soldier field, but a Washington newspaper insisted he did rate. Tuffy, lightning fast and tough, is the surprise rookie of the year. Tuffy came from George Washington.
Battles - They call him the "quintuplet threat". He, say the pros, can pass, kick, run, think and out-trick any player or referee alive. Cliff is another West Virginia Wesleyan boy who made good with the pros.
Bronko - The big Nag has no equal when it comes to busting the line, a trick he learned at Minnesota. He was out last year with a bad hip, but back now with all his power. Players long ago learned the uselessness of tackling the Bronko. They topple him with blocks. Before a championship game with the Bears Coach Potsy Clark of the Detroit Lions gave his men a pep talk. Potsy, the story goes, signaled out every player and told him he was better than his rival on the Bears. Finally he came to Ace Gutowsky, Lion fullback. "And you, Ace," shouted Potsy, "you're as good as Nagurski. Why, you can hit that line harder than he can, but, gosh, I wish I had Nagurski."
DODGERS TROUNCE BUFFALOES, 14-7
NOV 12 (Brooklyn) - The Brooklyn Dodgers of the National Professional Football league defeated the Stapleton Buffaloes, an independent eleven, 14-7 in an exhibition game yesterday. The game was a warm-up affair for the Dodgers, who meet the Green Bay Packers Sunday. Brooklyn's regular team scored two quick touchdowns in the first period and the Dodgers then spent the rest of the game experimenting with plays. Bobby Wilson scored the first touchdown after a 24-yard run and Kercheval scored the second shortly after on a reverse play from the Stapleton 9-yard line. Kercheval converted both points after touchdowns. Stapleton passed its way to a touchdown in the last minute of the game.
KELLY DENIES DODGERS SEEK HUNK ANDERSON
NOV 12 (Brooklyn) - Johnny (Shipwreck) Kelly, the man who hires and fires the coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers, says he doesn't know Hunk Anderson and that there is no foundation to the report that the North Carolina State and former Notre Dame coach is going to lead the local pros next season at Ebbets Field. A news dispatch from Raleigh, N.C., stated yesterday that Anderson had been approached by the Dodgers in regard to the job now held by Paul J. Schissler. When informed of the report, Kelly said: "There's nothing to it. I don't even know Hunk Anderson and I'd never hire a man I didn't know to coach my team. Furthermore, we don't talk about new coaches in the middle of the season. Schissler has done a pretty good job."...OWNERS DISSATISFIED: Although Kelly denied that a chance in coaches is contemplated, it is no secret that he and his partner, Dan Topping, are far from satisfied with the present showing of the Dodgers. They have won only two out of seven games and the club has not made money. The clearest proof of this last statement was yesterday's game against the Stapleton Buffaloes. Only a team out to make money would play a pointless exhibition game on the eve of an important league game. This Sunday the Dodgers play the strong Green Bay Packers and it is essential that every man be in shape for this game. Instead, the Dodgers have an injury list for the first time this season. Tony Kaska dislocated and perhaps broke his hand while Jim Whatley come up with a serious charley horse. B'Ho Kirkland has a swollen finger. Oddly enough all the injuries this year with the exception of Red Franklin's, have been sustained in exhibition games. Last Sunday in Paterson Joe Maniaci ripped a muscle near his elbow...SCHISSLER ESCHEWED GAME: Neither Schissler nor the Dodgers wanted to play yesterday's game. This was apparent to the 3,000 customers who turned out for it. The Dodgers knew they could win and when they got two touchdowns in the first five minutes, they didn't care to play anymore. But they won, nevertheless, 14 to 7. It's pretty difficult to keep men hustling when they know there is no need. The Stapes were outweighed by about 20 pounds to the man and it was only their serious efforts to play football that gave the game some interest for the fans who cheered everything they did against the Dodgers. Walter Switzer threw some nice passes for the Stapes and the former Poly Prep and Cornell star tossed one for a touchdown in the final period. Switzer proved himself to be a real football player in the eyes of Schissler. Phil Sarboe made his debut in Brooklyn and while he completed some passes his first game here was far from a success. Several times the Stapes threw him for losses while he was trying to pass. But there's no doubt that Sarboe is worth the $7,500 the Dodgers paid for him and if his passes can be caught this Sunday the Dodgers have an even chance of beating the Packers. The chief job of the Dodgers seems to be how to stop Arnie Herber from slipping touchdown passes to Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein.
SCRIBES VISIT PACKER SQUAD
NOV 13 (New York) - This is a tale about two reporters who probably wished they were elsewhere. Howard Roberts and Irv Kupincet, Chicago sports scribed, are "camping" (reverse English on Cal Hubbard) at the Victoria hotel here and they were discovered by a couple of the Packers who were watching the parade in the lobby after practice on Thursday. The Windy city gridiron experts came over and gave the glad hand all around. As a matter of fact they treated the Packers like long lost brothers. Just about the time Red Smith hove on the scene and one of the Packers said: "Red you know these sportswriters from Chicago." Red looked up and said: "Sure, I know 'em - at least I have read their stuff." The assistant coach seemed a bit huffy but the bull session continued and Smith just listened. Finally Red turned to Roberts and said: "You are on the News staff, aren't you?" Roberts nodded. Then Smith followed through with "That was a fine story about me being Napoleon on the Packer bench. The guy that wrote that must have a vivid imagination." The Packers roared out loud and Roberts joined in remarking that the next time the Packers played in Chicago his paper was going to have a movie cameraman covering Smith from the time he entered the ball park...NOT QUITE THROUGH: But Red wasn't through. He turned to Kupincet and said: "Gee, you sure took care of us in great shape with your story of the Cardinal game in Green Bay. However, every knock is a boost and if you are around for the next few years you will probably see Verne Lewellen rated as one of the leading officials in the pro loop." The storm was over and the Chicagoans got along finely in the huddle with the Packers. Before it was over Smith and the scribes were rubbing elbows and talking the Packer-Bear game all over again. The Windy City scribes came east with the Bears last Friday. They covered the Blackhawk hockey game here Thursday night and have been assigned to the Notre Dame-Army gridiron fracas Saturday at the Yankee stadium. Immediately after the contest they will jump to Boston for the Bears' clash with the Redskins Sunday afternoon. Roberts, who is the football expert for the News, paid tribute to the Packers for their exhibition against the Bears in Chicago. "It was the best looking football team I saw in action," Roberts said. "The Bay line charged like supermen while the backs were elusive as jackrabbits. A couple of your touchdown plays were honeys, particularly that last one when Sauer went over standing up without a hand being laid on him. It sure caught Bill Hewitt asleep at the switches."...SEE MANY PHOTOGS: If Coach Lambeau and his Packers don't ever see a photographer again it will be soon enough. Another detail of photogs were on the scene Friday morning when the Bays worked out at Central Park and they were shooting the Bays from every possible angle. One of the slow motion cameras had Arnie Herber going through his paces for about half an hour while snaps were being made of all the Packer players. The papers are carrying a lot of stories of the "Passing Packers" and it looks as if the extra publicity will help swell the crowd at Ebbets field this Sunday. The Bays are praying for a dry field and sunshine so that they can let loose with the much heralded overhead offensive. W.G. Crowell, one of the leading officials in eastern football, has been named by President Joe F. Carr of the National league to referee the Packer-Brooklyn game. Working with Crowell are: B.A. Savage, umpire; Stan Baumgartner of Philadelphia, headlinesman; and John Reardon, field judge. Coach Lambeau is well satisfied with the officials...CROWLEY IS VISITOR: Jimmy Crowley lost little time in welcoming the Packers to New York. Crowley is rated as one of the greatest coaches in the east and his Fordham eleven is given the inside chance for the Rose Bowl game by the Gotham scribes. However Jimmy still wears the same sized hat and he certainly showed that he was glad to see the gridders from his old hometown. Pat Gannon, the Milwaukee Journal correspondent in New York, lost little time in reaching the Victoria after he heard that the Packers arrived in town. Gannon takes the Packers just as seriously as a hometown Bayite and he wants a double victory on the Gotham invasion. The hospital list is clearing up nicely. A couple of days in a good hotel has changed the complexion of things entirely and the Blue Hill coughs and colds are rapidly fading out of the picture. Walt Kiesling has rapidly recovered from his attack of the grippe and he will probably be back in uniform Sunday. The entire squad seems to be all pepped and unless something unexpectedly happens everybody will be "rarin' to go" when the whistle blows Sunday at 2:15 p.m.