NEWS AND NOTES
ED SMITH, PASSER SIGNED BY LAMBEAU
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - Ed Smith, former N.Y.U. back,
hailed by Football Annual as the East's greatest forward
passer year before last, today arrived at terms with the
Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced.
Smith made his pro debut with Boston last year, but
was injured early in the season and had little chance to
show his ability. He now is fully recovered and had
obtained his release from the Redskins. The former N.Y.
U. ace stands six feet two inches and weighs 205
pounds. He is an excellent punter, and in the East-
West game of 1936 he passed the East to a victory,
Pauk of Princeton taking his pass for the winning score.
Smith will report to the Packers Monday, Sept. 20. He
is employed in the East and wants to give his firm a
DRISCOLL, JOHNSOS SEE PACKER GAME
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - Among the interested fans at
yesterday's Packer-Cardinal football game were Paddy
Driscoll, coach of the Marquette university, and Luke
Johnsos, assistant coach of the Chicago Bears.
Johnsos scouted the game for the Bears, as that team
was scheduled for an exhibition appearance at Peoria.
Driscoll and Johnsos attended the game together.
NO BAY PLAYERS SERIOUSLY HURT
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - The Packers sustained no
serious injuries as they lost to the Cardinals yesterday,
and all men who played will be ready for action against
the Chicago Bears, according to Dr. W.W. Kelly, club
physician announced today. Worst damaged was
Chester (Swede) Johnston, who was kneed by George
Grosvenor when returning the kickoff which followed the
first Cardinal touchdown. Johnston was painfully but not
seriously injured, a nerve being bruised. The rest of the
men acquired only the routine bumps and bruises. Dr.
Kelly said he believes Bob Monnett, one of the squad's
best forward passers, will be back on the field against
the Bears. Arnie Herber is making satisfactory progress
but there is nothing to indicate that he will rejoin the
Packers sooner than announced previously.
BILL SMITH JUST CAN'T STOP BOTHERING
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - Bill Smith had a score to settle
with the Green Bay Packers, and he settled it. Smith,
the Chicago Cardinal left end, picked up Clarke Hinkle's
fumble and hiked across the goal line for the touchdown
that beat the Packers by 14 to 7 at City stadium Sunday. A year ago the story was different. On Sept. 13, 1936, Bill Smith was playing at the same position. Hank Bruder was at the blocking quarterback post. He blocked Smith on a flanker play. It put Bill out of commission under Oct. 4. Sunday afternoon Smith dried himself after a shower at the Hotel Northland and paid high compliments to the Packer football team. His complimentary phrases were echoed by Cardinal coach Milan Creighton, who has known sorrier days, Phil Handler, Hal Pangle and a score of others, including Charles Bidwell, owner of the club. There is one thing that the Cardinals agreed on: the Packers this year are just as tough as they ever were. And in juxtaposition, the Packers generally agreed that the Cardinals of the past two years were tougher. The moral is that the payoff still comes in the score, and seven points is more than enough to win a ball game no matter who is stronger. Handler, the Cards' assistant coach, thinks the Packer line this year is as good as any he has seen. Being with the Cardinals, first as a player and then as coach since 1930, he has seen lots of them. He was particularly impressed with the work of Lyle Sturgeon and Zud Schammel of the new men, and still takes off his hat out of respect for Ernie Smith, Mike Michaslke and - Lou Gordon. Both Handler and Creighton had nice things to say about Gordon Sunday. It wasn't always thus...MORE GRACEFUL EXIT: When the Cardinals pulled out this morning, they made a more graceful exit than their entrance of Saturday afternoon. And having won, Creighton and the players can smile at that. The team arrived in Green Bay on the Chippewa which stops at the new Oakland avenue station. Creighton had never been at that station before. He took it for granted, as in previous trips, that it was just a few blocks walk to the hotel. So when the boys in the cans drove up, he waved them away, and started the squad, baggage and all, hiking. Long before they reached the bridge there was a rumble of discontent, and by they time they hit Washington street, the Cardinal aggregation was almost in a state of mutiny. But all that is forgotten now. Bidwill claims that this year's squad has cost him more than his others. It is hard to believe when Tinsley is the only "name" player in his new crop, but the boys produced, and that is the cash value Bidwill is looking for. Not new to the league, but only four days with the Cards, is Buddy Parker, former Detroit fullback, who played his third game in City stadium Sunday, and came out on the winning side for the first time. For George Grosvenor, it was number two up here, and his percentage is still 1.000. George was in the Bear lineup in the romp over the Packers last Sept. 20. Grosvenor was one of the quietest men in the second Cardinal bus as it made its way to the hotel after the game. And Hal Pangle was one of the noisiest. Not in an offensive manner, but Pangle has opposed too many Packer elevens to take such a win quietly. Chewing on oranges, he discussed possibilities and probabilities. He is among those who cited the Packers' need of Arnold Herber. And so wa Creighton...LITTLE TO SAY: Aside from general compliments, the Cardinal coach had little to say about the Packers. He was more interested in his own team, which meets Detroit next Sunday. He was a little disappointed in Bill Crass, the big rookie fullback from Louisiana State, who has some trouble hanging onto the ball, but thinks he will come through. Still, from the sideline viewpoint, he's no Mikulak. Creighton does not think that his team this year is as strong as the outfit he had last season before it became so crippled, and then discontented, that it wound up on the bottom. But he feels that the potential strength is there, and he aims to bring it out. Four of his new boys are from Louisiana State - Tinsley, Crass, Billy May, a halfback, and Rock Reed, the 170-pounder who picked up yards at random during the first half. Many persons probably missed Tinsley's play because of the very few forwardc passes tried by the Cardinals. There were only three. One was completed to Smith. Most outspoken of the Cardinal critics is Clarke Hinkle, Packer fullback, who made the Green Bay touchdown right over Bree Cuppoletti, Cardinal guard, who resented it to the extent that he was ejected from the game when he began to take it out on the referee. Hinkle believes that with Herber in the game the Packers could have won by a very comfortable margin. He went on to say that this was the weakest Cardinal team, from a power standpoint, that he has played against. And Bidwill and Creighton are of the same mind to the extent that they found several rough spots to iron out...MAY BE DIFFERENT: Said Bidwill: "We were ragged...very ragged. When we get to passing it may make a difference." There were a few other things of more than passing interest: Paul Miller arrived in Green Bay Saturday evening after attending his mother's funeral Friday. He stepped out on the field early with George Svendsen to get the new plays in line. And then he turned in as fine a game as any of the 51 who participated. Ed Cochrane, the referee, is the sports editor of a Chicago newspaper. He will referee 41 games before the season is over. Last year, stationed in Kansas City, he was one of the principal officials in the Big Six. Sunday he was the man to take offense at Cuppoletti's reflections on his parentage. So Cuppoletti was waltzed off the field. Ed Jankowski received the biggest hand from fans when he entered the game. He was up to the occasion when called upon. Outside of the Cards' touchdown on Hinkle's fumble one of the greatest surprises of the day was Sturgeon in the starting lineup. He turned in a fine record. And he really likes to play the game. Swede Johnston, who in previous years has been poison to the Cardinals, was not seriously injured when he was kneed while returning the kickoff after the Chicago team scored. It was a recurrence of an old shoulder injury. From end to end and through the backfield there are not any boys who did not make creditable showings. But some naturally stand out. Conversation sifted from fans and players cited the best Packers as Miller, Hinkle, Laws, Gordon, Smith, Letlow and Gantenbein. There were others, all of them in fact, who came in for backslaps, but it was aforementioned seven who were plugged most...CLARK ON HAND: Dutch Clark, Potsy Clark's successor as head man of the Detroit Lions, was among those present. As was Tarzan Taylor, Marquette university line coach who, strange to say, takes a great deal of delight in seeing the Packers lose. Thursday afternoon, in looking forward to the Cardinal game with no small amount of concern, Coach Curly Lambeau compared Creighton's position to that of the dog chasing the rabbit. "He's been chasing it for three years now," Lambeau said, "and he has to catch it." It would take a long stretch of the imagination to compare the Packers to a rabbit, or anything that is being chased. But facts speak for themselves, and Creighton caught something.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 13 (Green Bay) - The line to the Packer ticket office, where seats are being sold for next Sunday's game between Green Bay and the Chicago Bears, forms on the right. If the next renewal of the National league's oldest rivalry needed any additional buildup, it was provided by the Chicago Cardinals' defeat of the Packers at City stadium yesterday afternoon, and here is the first prediction pertaining to the coming struggle: A new City stadium attendance record will be set. There is no need to be disgruntled or disgusted about yesterday's defeat. You saw for yourself how it was. You saw the Packers were working hard, and trying hard, and just couldn't get more points than the other team. Probably in your mind you have decided just where the trouble was - we've heard several good versions already - but no matter how you feel about it, you'll probably be one of the thousands at the stadium next Sunday, when the Bears arrive here. If the Cardinals were tough - and the Packers say they were - the Bears will be just twice as tough. Theoretically, you might suppose that this would mean the Bears will win. But the Packers now are in their favorite spot. They have always looked better coming up from down under than they have in trying to stay on top. They've "won" two statistical victories this season and found them both hollow. They've beaten two teams on everything but the final score, and they are getting tired of it. Perhaps they'll get a fine trimming from the Bears, and outscore them to win the game. Perhaps...After playing two full games, the Packers finally have scored a touchdown...Clarke Hinkle made it, and it was the 16th such score he has made since he joined the team in 1932...it boosted his all-time Packer scoring total to 125, which leaves him exactly 99 points behind Johnny Blood, holder of second place on the big list...Ernie Smith's extra point was his 31st for Green Bay in three seasons...he has a grand total of 46 points, two less than Myrt Basing of the 1923-26 period...Ernie is in 18th place on the list, but is likely to climb at least two notches higher this season...16 members of the present Packer squad are represented on the all-time list...they are Hinkle, Don Hutson, Hank Bruder, Bob Monnett, Buckets Goldenberg, Smith, Joe Laws, Arnold Herber, Milt Gantenbein, Tiny Enbegretsen, Paul Miller, Mike Michalske, Swede Johnston, Wayland Becker, Bernard Scherer and Herman Schneidman.
MONNETT MAY RETURN TO PACKER LINEUP SUNDAY
SEPT 14 (Green Bay) - Twice defeated this season, and getting pretty anxious for a football victory, the Green Bay Packers resumed work today in anticipation of a none-too-friendly visit from the Chicago Bears, next on the world champions' schedule. Beaten by the College All Stars, 6 to 0, and by the Chicago Cardinals, 14 to 7, the Packers are expecting nothing but more trouble when they take to the turf of City stadium next Sunday afternoon in their last NFL game before Oct. 3. The Bears are capable of dishing it out. Their team has been drastically rebuilt, but includes enough of the old faces to guarantee all Green Bay football followers an afternoon of headaches. The Chicago team carries 12 backs, of whom nine have appeared against the Packers before and are thoroughly skilled in Green Bay's style of play. The advance seat sales is expected to be terrific, with the probability that an all-time attendance record for City stadium will be set before the shrill of the first whistle at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Packer ticket headquarters at the Legion building has been bombarded with requests for advance reservations, and the staff is working overtime to see that everyone gets service...MET PACKERS BEFORE: Bears who have played against the Packers in previous years, and who again will try to spoil the champions' afternoon, are Bernie Masterson, Nebraska quarterback; George Corbett, Millikin quarterback; Gene Ronzani, Marquette quarterback; Keith Molesworth, Monmouth halfback; Beattie Feathers, Tennessee halfback; Ray Nolting, Cincinnati halfback; John Doehring, a non-collegiate halfback; Bronko Nagurski, Minnesota fullback, and Jack Manders, who hails from the same university and plays the same position. To this veteran crew have been added three talented new backs, headed by all-American Harrison (Sam) Francis, late of the University of Nebraska, who played against the Packers in the All Star game early this month. The other two are Wendell Henderson, Carson-Newman, and John Bettridge, Ohio State, halfbacks. These backs will perform ahead of a rebuilt line, which despite its influx of new names will be studded with the experienced performers who have made the name of the Chicago Bears feared throughout professional football...HEWITT WITH EAGLES: Bill Hewitt's 1937 debut against Green Bay will be delayed, for the powerful end has switched his gridiron activities from the Bears to the Philadelphia Eagles and will not tackle the Packers until Nov. 14 at Milwaukee. He was traded for Edgar (Eggs) Manske, former Northwestern end. The Packer forward passers are slated to work hard this week filling down their sights as to produce something more effective than they showed against the Cardinals last Sunday. The game was scouted by Assistant Coach Luke Johnsos of the Bears, who undoubtedly reported that the Green Bay sky drive was nothing to rave about. Coach E.L. Lambeau hopes that shifty Bob Monnett, one of the best ball carriers and passers on the squad, will be fit for duty against the Bears. Monnett incurred an injury in the All Star game, and parked on the sidelines as the Packers battled the Cardinals. He is needed badly, as his record of pass completions last season rivaled that of Arnold Herber's, although Monnett naturally threw far less passes. Eventually, the pressure on the Green Bay aerialists is expected to be relieved by Ed Smith, former member of the Boston Redskins and New York University, but Smith will not report until next Monday and so will not wear a Packer uniform until the Detroit game here Oct. 3. The Bays acquired no new injuries against the Cardinals, other than the customary set of bruises and scratches, and except for Herber, may be at full strength for the Bear game.
SEPT 14 (Green Bay) - When in camp at St. John's Military academy, Delafield, Wis., the 35 men on the Chicago Bear squad lost a total of 350 pounds during the 17-day training session. The squad grossed 7,315 pounds at the start on Aug. 16...Eggs Manske, newly acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles, is the husband of Jane Fauntz, famous swimmer. Eggs, whose real name is Edgar, is something of a paddler himself, but he hasn't nearly the form that his wife has...There are six blonds and two red-heads on the squad. Vern Oech and Bill Conkright are the latter pair...John Doehring is the quietest man on the squad. In fact, he is the "hermit" of Bear history. He rarely says a thing, and when he does it is the briefest of the brief...Bronko Nagurksi made the All-National league team five times during his seven years with the Bears. Others of the current squad so honored were Jules Carlson, twice; George Musso, Beattie Feathers, Jack Manders and Bill Karr once. Luke Johnsos, now devoting his time as assistant to Head Coach George Halas, also made the honor roll twice...Danny Fortmann and Wendell Henderson are the youngest on the roster. Both are 21. When Danny came up from Colgate last year, he was the youngest ever to play in the big league. Jules (Zuck) Carlson is the dean. He will be 33 in November. He is also the oldest in point of service with the club, this being his ninth season...George Halas is one of the highest paid coaches in the game. As president and coach he draws $25,000 annually. He also is the majority stockholder. Besides that, he is president of May and Halas, sporting goods and jewelry firm, and heads the White Bear laundry.
ED SMITH, NEW PACKER, IS HAILED AS GREAT PASSER
SEPT 14 (New York) - Ed Smith, one of the greatest passers and kickers in the country during his college career, said Monday night that he is ready to leave Saturday for Green Bay. Smith, who last year played with the Boston Redskins, had planned to quit football, but the itch to get back into the game now has got him, he confesses. He is employed by his father in elevator construction work, says he lifts "nothing under 100 pounds" in his work and could be ready to go within two or three days. Eddie weighs 200 pounds and is in excellent condition, he never touched liquor and doesn't smoke. He was injured for a time during his career as a pro last year, but now thinks he has "got to play football again whether it's in Europe or Asia." The Packers, he said, last week had sent him several wires, which didn't reach him at once because they were sent to the wrong address...NEARLY MADE BOWL: For days Smith has been working out with a football, running, passing and tuning up. Smith came within one game of passing N.Y.U. into the Rose bowl game of 1935. Bob Pastor, heavyweight who outlasted Joe Louis for 15 rounds last winter, has been a pal of Smith's since high school days and acted as his Boswell. Pastor, who married Smith's sister, was a blocking back at N.Y.U. when Smith was astounding the nation with the accuracy of his pitching. Even in high school, Smith was rated as one of the secondary schools, winning nationwide notice as a boy in 1930 and 1931 who could kick or pass up to 80 yards. As a sophomore fullback at N.Y.U., Smith came close to beating singlehanded the great Red Raiders of Colgate, displaying such skill that Andy Kerr then rated him as probably the best kicker in the country. The same year, Smith came close to beating Fordham's powerful team in the local grudge battle of the year, he actually had the Rams down 13 to 7, when he was forced out of the game which N.Y.U. then lost to Fordham...THROWS ACCURATE PASS: In 1934 and 1935 Smith's accuracy as a flinger was cited often, the records showing, says Pastor, that he occasionally completed eight out of 10 pass attempts and once tossed seven for seven. Smith throws bullet passes, difficult to intercept, but right to the spot for receivers. They come fast and hard, but the chance of an interceptor grabbing them off always has been small, Pastor says. In 1935, with the possibility of a Rose bowl bid hinging on the game with Fordham, Smith's great passing went for Sweeney, mostly, says Pastor, because excited receivers got butterfingers under pressure of the game. Smith on the third play flung a perfect 40-yard touchdown pass smack into the mitts of a receiver, who dropped it. Throughout the game, Smith pitched as usual, but the receivers folded and blew the game. In the East-West game at San Francisco, however, Smith starred, going into the scoreless game in the last quarter, Pastor recalls, and throwing three touchdown passes, one of which was recalled. The East won, 20 to 0. In that game, Smith also was starred as a sweep runner, picking up big gains in wide end runs, pulling the defense wide and then peppering the middle with passes.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 14 (Green Bay) - We're telling you...that four members of the Chicago Bears team which will face the Green Bay Packers Sunday have seen service with other professional football teams than the Bruins...they are Edgar Manske, with Philadelphia from 1934 to 1936; Joe Zeller, who played with the Packers in 1931; Frank Bausch, with Boston (now Washington) in 1934, 1935 and 1936; and Keith Molesworth, who was with Portsmouth (now Detroit) in 1929...the Bears carry their same coaching staff; with George Halas as head coach, and Harold (Red) Grange and Luke Johnsos as assistants...The most points a Bear team ever scored on the Packers was in that blistering first contest of the 1936 season, when Halas' men rolled up 30 points...the Bears' closest previous approach to that record total was in the final game of the 1934 season, when they counted 27 points...the highest mark the Packers have attained against the Bears came in the last game of the 1929 series, when the Bays won 27 to 0.