good racket for the boys no matter whether they have the good luck to strike a town like Green Bay or not. They'll average pretty close to $150 per game each, the newer players getting a bit less and the big shot stars like Nagurski considerably more, but with a schedule of pretty close to twenty games and all expenses paid when on the road a cash and carry gridder can do pretty well for himself. If he's energetic and smart enough to pick himself up some sort of a sideline to carry him along the other eight months of the year he can do mighty well by himself...GRANGE LIKES HEWITT: Red is still a great admirer of the ex-Michigan end, Bill (Offside) Hewitt, who has announced his retirement from professional football after several starring years with the Bears. "Never saw a guy play as hard as that guy," says Red. "After every game he's covered with bruises from head to foot, but they never get him hurt enough to leave the game." Red thinks Hewitt's retirement may have a tinge of Bernhardt to it as Bill is so battered at the end of every season he announced he's through, but he's all healed up again by September and rarin' to go. Red hopes that'll be the case again this year.
YOUNG BEARS GET CHANCE
JAN 22 (Los Angeles) - First year players on the Chicago Bear team will play an important part in the game against the Green Bay Packers when the team battle it out at the Gilmore Stadium Sunday afternoon, reports George Halas, owner-coach of the Bears. Halas is placing great confidence in Ed Michaels, a guard; Ray Nolting, a fleet halfback, and Joe Stydahar, a 230-pound tackle. He claims that the new players on the squad this year helped make the Bears a threat for first place honors in the National pro league...VETS TOTE LOAD: Most of the work Sunday for the Bears will fall on the shoulders of veteran ball carries. Johnny (Big Train) Sisk, Carl Brumbaugh, Beattie Feathers and Bronko Nagurski have been nominated to start in the Chicago backfield by Coach Halas. The Bears have gone into every game they played this season favorites to win but they will play the roll of underdogs Sunday. The Packers' great offense, featuring the long gains of Clarke Hinkle and Bob Monnett, looked like one of the smoothest running football machine ever seen on the Pacific Coast against the Bulldogs last Sunday...THORPE TO ATTEND: Jim Thorpe, former Carlisle star, and one of the greatest fullbacks of all time, will be on hand to see Bronko Nagurski of the Bears and Clarke Hinkle of the Packers in their ball carrying duel. After drilling his men at Wrigley Field yesterday morning, Coach Halas complimented Assistant Coaches Red Grange and Luke Johnsos for the fine condition the Bears are in and said that work today and tomorrow would be devoted merely to polishing up the play that will be used in Sunday's battle.
REFUSE PRAISE FOR GREEN BAY
JAN 22 (Madison) - Whether or not Green Bay, in the Green Bay Packers, has the best professional football team in the world is a matter of little moment to the members of the Wisconsin state assembly, it was disclosed here. Members of the legislature's lower house refused to endorse a resolution congratulating the Packers, and Marquette, on their completion of highly successful season, because the matter was "too trivial." The senator, where the resolution originated, was indirectly rebuked by the assembly, usually considered the less dignified of the two houses, when the question was tabled by the lower body..GOING TO FAR: Elmer L. Genzmer (D), Mayville, in moving for tabling, said: "I am as proud of Marquette university as any assemblyman here, but when we start congratulating athletic achievements we're going to far." Similar reasons were advanced by A.R. Ludvigsen (R), Hartland, for tabling the Packer resolution. Scattered laughter from the house greeted the Genzmer and Ludvigsen motions. Angered at the refusal of the state assembly to approve a senate resolution congratulating the Green Bay Packers on their highly successful past football season, Senator John Cashman (P), Denmark, Thursday took matters into his own hands, introduced a senate resolution in praise of the Packers, and secured its adoption by a unanimous vote...BELONG TO STATE: "It's a shame," said Senator Cashman of the assembly's tabling of the congratulatory resolution. "The name of the Packers
belongs to Green Bay, but the deeds and the victories
of those splendid men belong to Wisconsin and are
enrolled among its priceless treasures. The Green Bay
Packers have met and vanquished the greatest football
teams of the nation. They have written high on the scroll
of football fame and football immortality the name of
Wisconsin, from New York and Boston, to Chicago, and
from Chicago to San Francisco and to the shores of the
morning land of Asia. A resolution to give them the
honor and credit that is their due must not die in the
"LONGSHOT PARLAY" TABBED BY HOGSKIN
JAN 23 (Los Angeles) - Like parlays? Well, if you do,
risk a modest chunk of folding money on these dusky
steeds in tomorrow's hogskin handicap at Gilmore
Stadium: (1) Johnny Sisk and Ray Nolting to outgain
Clark Hinkle and Bronko Nagurski, and (2) Ed Michaels
and Joe Stydahar to outrage that "peace on earth, good
will to men" business at the expense of Lon Evans and
Ernie Smith...GOOD BETS, THESE: If the gridiron gee-
gees run true to form tomorrow, these parlays will
feather your nest. Sisk and Nolting were the best backs
fielded by the Chicago Bears in their appearance here
several weeks ago, completely overshadowing the more
famous Nagurski and Beattie Feathers. And granted
that Hinkle, Green Bay's all-National League fullback, is
one of the hardest-running backs local fans have ever
seen, it's a good longshot bet that the Bucknell
battering ram will be outdone today by Sisk and Nolting.
..VETERAN PRO: Sisk, a former Marquette star, is an
old hand in the pro pastime and always has been a
great player for the Bears, but Nagurski generally
grabbed the headlines. Nolting, fresh out of Cincinnati
University, was simply astonishing in his debut against
the Los Angeles Bulldogs. Nolting reminds you of Russ
Saunders - stocky, shifty and terribly hard to stop. Keep
your glasses trained on this splendid pair of gallopers.
As Oscar Otis, the steed selector, would say: "Johnny
Sisk, 187, stable has him ready. Ray Nolting, 185,
speed to spare - look out!" Villanova and West Virginia
U. can be thanked for producing two of the toughest
linemen uncovered in the National League in years - Ed
Michaels and Joe Stydahar. This pair of rugged rookies all but murdered the Bulldogs two weeks ago. Michaels, built like a blockhouse, never wears a headguard and dearly loves the going when it escapes the bounds of humaneness and borders on the brutal. Stydahar, a big raw-boned farmer not unlike the Bay Bridge in stature, was Public Enemy No. 1 and 2, so far as the Bulldogs were concerned...BEARS SLIGHTED: The Packer pair, Evans and Smith, were placed on the 1936 all-league team, but there was much snickering in the vicinity of the Bears' lair when the announcement was made, as some of the Bears thought that Messrs. Michaels and Stydahar had been slighted. Once again, Savant Otis will perch on the podium and present his picks: "Ed Michaels, 197, loves rough going; never quite. Joe Stydahar, 230, this one is a hard hitter." And if you're on the lookout for a sure thing - Tomorrow's best best - The Packers by six.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
JAN 23 (Green Bay) - Give a hand to the Wisconsin state senate for not taking itself so seriously that it couldn't pass a resolution of praise for the Green Bay Packers and the honors they brought this commonwealth during the 1936 football season. The assembly, as you know, voted to table the resolution, referring to the matter as "too trivial" to occupy its valuable time. I don't remember how many days the assembly used in listening to itself talk last year, but I do know that the same amount of time required in tabling the measure praising the Packers could have been used in passing the resolution, and nobody's feeling would have been hurt. I wonder how long it would take the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to pass a resolution commending the Packers, if the Green Bay squad decided to remain and play in California? Or how it would take any other state assembly than ours to congratulate a team which did as much for its people? Not that the Packers need a resolution by the Wisconsin state assembly to be a great football team. The men who in their wisdom and clear-headedness guide part of Wisconsin's destinies didn't do any blocking for the team last year, and their lack of interest in the Packers' accomplishments makes their knowledge of football a matter of considerable doubt. So why get excited about it? The assembly, with dignity and seriousness, has decided that the Packers' world championship is a matter too trivial for the 25 seconds which would be required to pass a resolution of gratitude and congratulations. May the assemb;y never be troubled with a less important resolution.
PACKERS MEET CHICAGO BEARS
JAN 23 (Los Angeles) - Meeting on a neutral battle ground for a post-season grid conflict, the mighty Green
Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears hook up at Gilmore stadium here tomorrow. California is experiencing sharp weather, to the rival warriors from the Midwest, but slightly foreign to Southern California football fans. A crowd of 15,000 is expected. The Packers, national champions, who handed Los Angeles pro fans a severe jolt last Sunday in slaughtering the Bulldogs, 49 to 0, are favored to trim the Bears, but admittedly face terrific opposition...NOT KEYED UP: The Bears nosed out the Los Angeles club, 7 to 0, two weeks ago to give the local customers their only basis of comparison, but there is a strong suspicion that the Bears were far from keyed up for the game. Whether the Bears are keyed or not, the fact remains that the Packers boast the spirit and morale of a fired-up college squad, and have men to turn this attitude into a winning combination. Owner-Coach George Halas of the Bears made a special trip to the Coast to take charge of his team for this game, and with Assistant Luke Johnsos and the great Harold (Red) Grange, put his squad through a stiff routine this week. "We want to win this game; you can bet on that," Halas declared emphatically. Bronko Nagurski, 230-pound battering ram fullback of the Bears, who lost his all-National league position to Clarke Hinkle of the Packers, likewise predicted a hard battle...LOTS OF ZIPPER: "The way the boys have been training this week, it looks like they've regained their old zipper," he said. "We are most anxious to get this crack at the Packers." The Bears defeated the Packers early last season, 30 to 3, but lost the next one, 21 to 10. They may use several new additions to the club tomorrow. The starting backfield probably will consist of Johnny Sisk, Carl Brumbaugh, Beattie Feathers and Nagurski. The Packers are almost compelled to draw straws to select their ball carriers, with Hinkle, Bob Monnett, Arnold Herber and Joe Laws certain to see plenty of service. It required several hours for the club to agree on officials. Meyer Morris, former National league official, came out with the Bears and worked the Bear-Bulldog game. Coach E.L. Lambeau refused to allow him to work tomorrow, which caused a disagreement. Finally the clubs settled on Dempsey, Fox, Young and Bowen, all veteran officials on the coast...BEARS ARE UNDERDOGS: For the first time in many years, the Bears will take the field as underdogs. The betting is 2 to 1 or 14 points. "Personally, I feel there is not that much difference in the clubs," Lambeau stated, "and I would rather be underdog than in the present position. Our squad is in good shape for the contest, as we have played three games without an injury. It has not been necessary to call a doctor for anyone. Hinkle had a great day last Sunday and the scribes have been writing about him all week. He ran the ends for long gains, plunging through the line for big yardage and his blocking and defensive play was brilliant. In fact, he looked like the perfect back and justly deserved all the publicity he is receiving."
PACKERS, BEARS TO RESUME GRID WARFARE TODAY
JAN 24 (Los Angeles) - The Martins and the Coys, those feudin' mountain boys, had nothing on the Packers and the Bears. For when those grid giants battle, their skull begin to rattle, as they crease each others' scalps with folding chairs. And if you think this ditty is annointed with the juice of the prune, best you rent a suit of armor and go out to Gilmore Stadium this afternoon where the moleskinned mastodons will meet in mortal combat. Nothing much is at stake, not even the football championship of Norway, but that slight discrepancy will in no wise deter the determined football foes from dismembering each other at will...PACKERS FAVORED: Although the burly Bears battered the Packers, 30 to 3, early last season, Curly Lambeau's boys are favored to thwack their ancient enemy today, largely because of their impressive 49-0 win over the Los Angeles Bulldogs last Sunday. The best the cumbersome Chicago crew could do with the Bulldog was eke out a 7-0 margin. Green Bay, with the great Clarke Hinkle, Bounding Bobby Monnett and the peerless passing pair, Arnold Herber and Don Hutson, apparently packs too many guns for the Bears, although George Halas has a raft of brilliant performers in Bronko Nagurski, Johnny Sisk, Ray Nolting and Beattie Feathers..."THREE H'S" FEARED: The offensive edge, if any, is Green Bay's, because of the "Three H's" - Hinkle, Herber and Hutson. Right now Hinkle is a better fullback than Nagurski and the Bears certainly haven't anything to compare with Herber and Hutson. Sisk and Nolting, however, are probably on a par with Monnett and Green Bay's other ball toter, George Sauer. The Chicago quarterback, Carl Brumbaugh, is one of the craftiest in the game. It's a thing of beauty the way he rattles off the numbers. If the boys really let both barrels go today there should be a stirring hand-to-hand combat in the front line trenches. The Bears have a great pair of tackles in Joe Stydahar and George Musso, but are they better than Ernie Smith and Tar Schwammel? The margin, if any, is no thicker than a slice of ham in a drug store sandwich. Ed Michaels, who was the outstanding Bear lineman against the Bulldogs, hasn't anything on Lon Evans, the giant Texan who toils for dear old Lambeau Tech...POTENT PIVOT PAIR: There isn't much to choose from between the two centers - Ookie Miller and George Svendsen - both having shown more here than "Stripsy Rose" Lee, the exotic epidermis exposer. Your pro pigskin observer is picking the Packers today because of the reasons aforementioned and also because they seem to have more fire than the marauders from the Midway. Several of the Bears are eligible for old-age pensions right now.