GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The black jinx which has been riding with the Green Bay Packers' football squad this season sat on the bench at City stadium again yesterday afternoon, as the Chicago Bears capitalized on two third period scoring thrusts to achieve a 14 to 2 victory in the NFL's oldest and most bitter rivalry. A record crowd of 16,658 attended. The jinx received support from one of the toughest Bear teams the Packers ever have faced. The Chicago squad, its well-worn gears replaced in several positions by promising newcomers, put up a defensive battle which checked the vaunted Green Bay ground attack at 38 yards, net, and repulsed every attempt to score through the air. The contest was witnessed by a record throng of 16,658, and was marred, during its progress, by the death of Peter Annen, 59, 628 S. Monroe avenue, a spectator, who succumbed to a heart attack. It was the second such death at a Packer-Bear game in two years. Once again the Packers attained a hollow statistical victory. Although failing to score more than two points, on a safety, they rolled up nine bitterly contested first downs while holding the Bears to six, and gained 176 yards to 137 for the Chicago team. The bigger part of the Green Bay yardage was made through the air, on a revivifying Packer forward passing attack. Ray Nolting and Jack Manders scored the Chicago touchdowns, and Manders added both extra points with placements. Throwing aside those two Chicago touchdowns, which came within seven plays of each other in the third period, the game was strictly a defensive combat. Giant linemen of both teams broke up the running games, piling under the interference and spilling ball carriers for losses on no less than 22 occasions, 11 for both teams. The backs, in the meantime, were knocking down most of the aerial thrusts by both squads, although several long passes were completed. There was one 45-yard aerial gain on a pass from Bernie Masterson to Jack Manders, which gave the Bears their second touchdown, and the Packers had several good pass gains, one from Bob Monnett to Clarke Hinkle for 33 yards, another from Ray Peterson to Milt Gantenbein for 27, and a third from Monnett to Don Hutson for 21. Once again the Packers fought their hearts out, and once again they were bitterly disappointed at their inability to crack a stout defensive opponent. Although the Green Bay campaigns of penetration were not numerous, there were several occasions when heartbreaking events cost them touchdowns, and victory. With the improvement in the forward passing, there was a jittery side to the receiving. Several time Packers, streaming towards the goal line, got their hands on well-directed tosses, only to drop them under pressure, and while the passing was better, the punting was worse. The Bears gained on almost every punt exchange, some of the Green Bay boots traveled no further than 30 or 40 yards.
TWO GOOD CHANCES
Summarized, it was a titanic defensive struggle between two excellently matched teams, with the Bears taking advantage of two good scoring chances to send their backs over the goal line. The two toughest breaks from a Green Bay angle cost certain touchdowns, and the first game on that safety play in the third period. Trailing 14 to 0, the Packers fought back viciously - in fact, they battled for scores right to the end of the game, never relaxing even in the face of certain defeat. A Green Bay forward pass over the goal line was incomplete, and the Bears took the ball on their 20-yard line, at the west end of the field. Two plays later they had been thrust back to the 12 yard line, and Sam Francis stepped back to the goal line to punt. The Packer forwards hurled the defense backward, and Don Hutson leaped before Francis to block the kick, which rebounded into the end zone. The two nearest men to the ball were Hutson and Milt Gantenbein, but as both raced for it, the oval took a crazy hop and slithered from the end zone, robbing the Packers of a sure touchdown and giving them two scant points instead. Only a few plays later came another disastrous break against the Packers. Again they were pounding down toward Bear territory, and they reached midfield. They tried the old Hutson end-around play, which had been attempted a couple of times previously, but this time the speedy end wheeled before skirting right end and uncorked a beautiful long spiral pass, aimed at Bernie Scherer, who was sprinting toward the goal line at the west end of the stadium. Scherer, with Beattie Feathers riding him, speared the ball, crossed the goal line in three swift steps, and dropped it. The storm was on, as the officials ruled the pass incomplete, and the Packers protested, advancing the rule that a ball over the goal line in possession of the offensive team automatically is a touchdown. The play wasn't even ruled a fumble, as the officials decided Scherer never had established possession, and it was hauled back to midfield again.
THIRD PERIOD TOUGH
The Packer line, which spilled Bear ball carriers for a total of 46 yards during the afternoon, had its greatest troubles only in the first Chicago touchdown march of the third period, when halfback Ray Nolting led the assault on the Green Bay goal. The Bears took the ball on the Packer 46-yard line after a punt and scored seven plays later, on successive line plays with a 7-yard pass gain thrown in. The most instrumental poke was a 20-yard dash around right end by Nolting, bringing the ball to the 9-yard line, first down, and in two bangs at tackle Nolting carried it over. Jack Manders kicked goal, and the score was 7 to 0. Six plays later, the Bears again had the ball, this time on the Green Bay 45-yard stripe. They executed a pass play which was so successful that Manders, offensive fullback, didn't have a man within 10 yards of him as he speared Masterson's forward pass on the 35-yard line. He started out on a sidelines jaunt to the Packer goal, shook off two or three tacklers en route, and finally was tackled by Paul Miller as he plunged over the goal line. Manders then added the extra point, and this made it 14 to 0.
CHI BEARS -  0  0 14  0 - 14
GREEN BAY -  0  0  2  0 -  2
3rd - CHI - Ray Nolting, 2-yard run (Jack Manders kick) CHICAGO BEARS 7-0
3rd - CHI - Manders, 45-yd pass from Bernie Masterson (Manders kick) CHICAGO BEARS 14-0
3rd - GB - Safety, Don Hutson blocked punt of the end zone CHICAGO BEARS 14-2
Chicago Bears (1-0) 14, Green Bay Packers (0-2) 2
Sunday September 19th 1937 (at Green Bay)
MOTION PICTURES REVEAL MISTAKES IN LAST
GAME
SEPT 24 (Green Bay) - The ability to remove from the
path of a ball carrier an opposing tackler with designs 
upon the former's forward progress, today received 
special attention as the Green Bay Packers drilled for
their game with Detroit one week from Sunday. Motion
pictures of the Packer-Bear game were very disturbing
to Coach E.L. Lambeau and his assistants. "The film
showed two incidents when sharp blocking would have
given the Packers touchdowns without a shadow of a
doubt," Lambeau commented. "I do not refer to the 
occasion when forward passers were dropped, but to 
two gains made by Clarke Hinkle and Paul Miller.
Hinkle, you remember, caught a forward pass over 
center and was off for a gain of more than 20 yards. The
pictures clearly show that if two men had exerted 
themselves a little more the only remaining men 
between Hinkle and the goal would have been blocked
out."...WOULD HAVE SCORED: "Then, on Miller's run
which looked good for a touchdown for a few seconds,
one other man failed to get up steam when a good 
block would have taken out the last man between the
ball carrier and the goal line. Such tactics absolutely
must cease, as they are costing us football victories
which we should be winning." Acting on this suggestion
Lambeau rammed the Packers through one of their
stiffest workouts of all time yesterday. While no 
predictions of victory against as potent a team as the
Lions can be made, one point already is established -
the Oct. 3 game will be one of he most terrific displays
of the gridiron sport ever staged before a Green Bay
crowd. The crowd, it is indicated, will approach new
heights for the advance demand at the Legion building
ticket headquarters is enormous, presaging another 
near-capacity house...THRIVE ON WORK: The players
appear to thrive on their diet of hard work, and looked
good yesterday as a semi-scrimmage was held, with
the ball carriers being tackled but contact work in the
line restricted. The stress was placed on getting the
linemen to charge properly, and to get in fast on
defense. As the squad came through the workout in
excellent shape, more of the game was scheduled for
today. Packers who played against the Lions last year
will forget the spectacular third period ground attack
which Detroit poured on Green Bay, with Ace Gutowsky
slamming the line, Ernie Caddel speeding through on
reverses, and Dutch Clark and Frank Christensen
throwing passes all over the field. More of this same
diet has been promised the Packers by the vengeful
Lions, who are searching for revenge after absorbing two defeats during the Packers' championship march in 1936.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 24 (Green Bay) - There seems reason to predict, even at this early period, that the Eastern championship of the NFL will fall upon the shoulders of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Johnny Blood's husky crew from the banks of the Allegheny. Most people will be inclined to select the Washington Redskins as the probable champions, but there is plenty of room for Pittsburgh backers. For one thing, Washington may very easily be afflicted with personnel trouble before the season ends. You can't take an all-American and dump him into a squad of professional football players, at an announced fabulous salary, and expect the germ of jealousy to remain absent. Sooner or later that player, no matter how good he is, will have an off day, and then arises the question: "How come he gets so much more than we do?" Or suppose you have a backfield, and in that backfield you have three of the best forward passers in the country - great football players who have been steeped in printers' ink for years. Perhaps those men all will be fine fellows, with genial personalities, but will they get along? Riley Smith wouldn't have missed that pass, if they'd let him throw it instead of Dixie Howell. Why didn't they give it to Sammy Baugh - he'd have rammed it down the receiver's throat? Smith, Howell, Baugh - three sweet boys in any backfield. But will they click? Johnny Blood has no such worries. His boys are less publicized, but tough and terrific workers. Last year, with four backs on the sick list, they came withing a game of winning the Eastern title. This year the squad is bolstered with fine replacements, chief of whom is giant Mike Basrak of Duquesne - not to mention Blood himself, current leader of the National league scoring race. Blood apparently has inspired his men with the same sense of competitive spirit which he himself possesses. And that means the boys on the Atlantic seaboard will be in for some stormy weather - to say nothing of the Chicago Bears, who play at Pittsburgh Monday night, Oct. 4. What a game that'll be!
TICKETS GOING FAST FOR DETROIT-PACKER CONTEST
SEPT 25 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will be at their best mental and physical condition of the year when they meet the Detroit Lions at City stadium Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today as his team prepared to spend an idle Sunday. The Packers, driven through an almost unprecedented program of work during the week following their defeat by the Chicago Bears, will not practice tomorrow, so that their legs have a day of rest. Lambeau commented favorably upon the attitude his team holds as the super-crucial game with Detroit nears. A defeat for the Packers a week from tomorrow will just about ruin any chance for Green Bay
to repeat as Western division champions of the NFL...
SITUATION BAD ENOUGH: The players know this. The
loss of their first three league games would slap them
into a spot from which only an almost unbelievable
winning streak could extricate them - in fact, the
situation is bad enough as it is. The coach refuses to
believe that his team is out of the running. "We were
defeated last season, after our beating by the Bears,"
he pointed out. "People said we would have to stave off
another defeat if we were to take the championship,
and we won it with a couple of games to spare. The
Packers play both the clubs that defeated them again
this season. We meet the Cardinals at Milwaukee Oct.
10, and the Bears in Chicago Nov. 7. Victory in these
two games will annul the beatings in Green Bay, and I
have confidence that other teams will defeat the Bears,
too - perhaps the Detroit Lions."...TOUGHER ON 
PAPER: Certainly the Lions look tougher on paper than
do the Bears, although the Chicagoans are bad enough
to give any professional coach the jitters. Detroit still
has its destructive backfield combination of Dutch Clark,
Ernie Caddel, Frank Christensen and Ace Gutwosky -
the starting backfield in the team's first league game 
against the Cardinals, which Detroit won going away.
This was the quartet which nearly wrecked the Packer
title hopes in the third period of last season's game at
Green Bay, the use of a Caddel reverse and Gutowsky
line plunge being particularly effective. The riot was 
halted when Johnny Blood entered the game in the 
fourth period and snared a 60-yard forward pass from
Arnold Herber over the goal line...SIGN CARDWELL,
HUFFMAN: Two of the greatest backs in 1936 college
football will be seen with the Lions when Lloyd Cardwell
of Nebraska and Vernon Huffman of Indiana enter the
contest. These men, both members of the All Star
squad which played the Packers Sept. 1, are certain to
see plenty of service. They are big, tough and play fine
football. Another Detroit back who causes the Packers
much trouble is Bill Shepherd, the former Western
Maryland ace - a big fellow with an eye for ground
gaining. Yesterday's Packer chalk talk was the most
encouraging of the year, Lambeau said, as the men all appeared to be paying full attention to their assignments, and were eager for action against the Lions.
FIRE DESTROYS LAMBEAU HOME
SEPT 25 (Green Bay) - E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, narrowly escaped serious injury last night when his cottage home on the east bay shore, near the Riviera club, burned to the ground with a loss of between $15,000 and $16,000, partly covered by insurance. The cottage, in which the Lambeaus have been living for about three months, was a total loss, and all of their personal property was also destroyed. Coach Lambeau had left only the suit he was wearing. He was not injured, however. Cause of the blaze was believed traceable to a defect in the chimney. Flames from the fire shot up at least 100 feet in the air, burning about 20 trees nearby, and sparks carried before a northwest wind threatened to set fire to surrounding property until the Preble Fire department arrived and pumped water from the bay to keep the sparks down...STARTED GRATE FIRE: Lambeau said he has started a grate fire early in the evening, and had gone into the city for a short time. He returned about 9:30, and found the house very warm inside. He opened a window on the bay side, and sat down beside the radio, dropping off to sleep in a chair. He believes it was about eight minutes later when he awakened to find the cottage filled with heavy black smoke and the whole front of the living room in flames, surrounding the front door. He ran for the back door, and had to break the lock to get out. He called to Mrs. Pearl Minahan, who lives in a cottage next door. She aided him in getting cars out of the garage in the rear of the burning cottage. The Preble department was called, but the cottage was entirely in flames when they arrived, and all they could do was prevent the fire from spreading into the woods surrounding the cottage and to nearby cottages and a farmhouse across Nicolet road...PACKER MEMENTOS LOST: The fire burned from 10 o'clock last night until 5 this morning. All that was left standing was the chimney, and the only things that didn't burn were iron and steel frames of beds, chairs, the stove and other furniture. A "fireproof" refrigeration was almost entirely burned up in the blaze. Among the personal belongings which Lambeau lost in the fire were many pictures and trophies connected with the Packers, and which could not be valued in terms of money. The cottage had been completely refurbished this summer after it has been purchased from August Reimer, and the Lambeaus had planned to spend about 10 months out of the year there.
NEWS AND NOTES
PACKER FAN DIES
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - Peter V. Annen, 60, member of a well-known Green Bay family, died at the Green Bay Packer-Chicago Bear football game Sunday. Dr. W.W. Kelly, Packer physician, who attended Annen, said heart disease was the apparent cause of death.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - Bitterly disappointed over their third defeat in as many starts, the football players who comprise the Green Bay Packer squad are beginning to ask themselves, "What's the matter with us?" Chances are that the question will be voiced by hundreds of times between now and the game with the Detroit Lions two weeks from yesterday. There is no use disguising the fact that a defeat at the hands of the Lions, apparently more powerful this year than ever before, will put the champions in about as undesirable a position in the Western division of the NFL can provide - three games in the soup, and everything tough coming up. The Packers are going to start winning. Their inability to get started on goal-line jaunts this season has been the only thing wrong with the professional football setup locally. The team has played before three large crowds, and is making money. It has essentially the same coaching staff which piloted Green Bay to a world championship last year, and the personnel, if anything, looks stronger. Which leads to the resurrection of two ancient and honorable sports bromides: You can't win them all. We haven't started to click. The Green Bay team, which has fought valiantly and well through three games, outgaining every opponent, making more first downs than each, is on the spot in the minds of the fans. The players deserve sympathy and help right now more than they ever did before. Because they aren't laying down, and they aren't playing poor football. They just aren't winning. Today they are back at work - sober in minds, determined in attitude, more than a little puzzled by this defeat business. But they haven't the defeatist attitude. They are paradoxically a world champion and a losing football team. Give them all the help you can - because they are going to need it to beat Detroit.
TWO WEEKS' LAYOFF JUST WHAT PACKERS NEED; HALAS
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - From Washington street east to City stadium, and swirling through the west side like a cold, winter wind, is the howl of the wolves. Reason: the Green Bay Packers lost to the Chicago Bears by 14 to 2 Sunday afternoon. It was not as if it was the first time the Packers lost to the Bears. They suffered a worse trimming last year and then went on to win the title. But it was the second time in as many Sundays that the Packers dropped a contest to a league opponent, and Green Bay fans' feelings are as bruised as a tackle's legs when that happens. And while the weird sounds issue from the sidelines and bleacher coaches, as well as one or two out-of-town sports writers, there is sweeter music to be heard from the enemy. The enemy won, and it can afford to be kindly, but Coach George Halas has proved in the past that in victory or defeat, his opinion amounts to something. In short, it is this: "The layoff next week is a Godsend to the Packers...It is just what they needed, and don't think they won't be giving the Bears and Lions a real battle for that championship before the season is much older."...NOT AS STRONG: Halas does not believe that the Packers are as strong now as they were last year. Nor does he think his own team is. But he is of the opinion that both have considerable potential strength that won't come to the surface of another couple of weeks. In his own case he blames it on the large number of new men in the ranks. Hesitating to point out flaws in another team publicly, he nevertheless pointed that out that without Arnold Herber passing the Packer offense loses much of its effectiveness. And that is something over which no coach, club owner, or president has any control. The same viewpoint was expressed, more definitely, by Harold (Red) Grange and Luke Johnsos, assistant coaches, in their room at the Hotel Northland after the game. Said Grange: "No other team in the league would miss one man as much as the Packers miss Herber....it not only is the fact that he is in there passing, but also the constant threat that alters an opposing defense so much that it gives the other backs a chance to get moving."...STRONG BETWEEN TACKLES: From a reclining position on one of the beds in the room, Johnsos sat up to agree. He believes that the Packer line from tackle to tackle is as strong as it ever has been. An end of wide experience himself, he was critical of the Green Bay wingmen in both of their league performances this season. (He saw the Cardinal game here a week ago.) Johnsos and Grange were in charged of the team when it left last night for Duluth where the Bears will play a practice game Tuesday night. Like the Packers, they have no league contest for two weeks, and will meet another team in a Chicago exhibition Friday night. Halas had less time to express his views. With Mrs. Halas, he left for Chicago before 6 o'clock. Naturally he was pleased with his victory, but said,"We still look awfully ragged." On the run the Bear coach stated that Clarke Hinkle played a really great game of fullback for the Packers...that Detroit will be the team to beat in the Western division...that Ray Nolting will be one of the outstanding backs in the league this season...and that Packer Ernie Smith still is one of the greatest tackles...LOTS OF DIFFERENCE: Thinking over the earlier days when the Bear squad consisted of 18 players and he was the only left end in the bunch, Johnsos pointed out that the number of replacements that are possible now (yesterday's Bear squad consisted of 33 players) makes a lots of difference in a game. First and second string except as terms practically have been eliminated. The man going into a game has to be able to turn in just as good a game as the man going out. That, he explains, is why the Bears will be stronger later. When the cut is made after the third game, the poor players (if there are any on that team) will be players who remain will be considerably more experienced. That same situation exists with the Packer team. Halas blames the general letdown after the All-Star team to some extent for the Packers' two defeats. Grange does likewise. Whatever the reason may be, the opinion of the Bear coaching staff is that the Packers are going to give them all a lot of trouble. And the wolves will not be satisfied until they do...LACK OF DECEPTION: Bronko Nagurski, expressing the player's angle, did not entirely agree with his coaches. He claims that the Packers are not as strong with their present set-up as they were last season. He does admit that Herber would make a lot of difference, but says that lack of deception will make it much too hard for the backs to be really effective. "Boy," he said, "that Hinkle played a whale of a game. And so did Monnett...but they took a terrible beating doing it...the Packers are using many of those plays eight years ago when I came into the league and the old boys naturally get in the way...George Musso was a good example of that." The Bronk may be wrong. So, for that matter, may be Halas, Grange and Johnsos. But their opinions at least ought to stack up alongside of those emanating from the stands. Less in the way of opinion, and more in the way of fact is that:  Musso returned to Chicago last night to have his tonsils removed...it probably will not keep him out of any league play...Keith Molesworth, a mite of trouble for everyone on the other team, also went back...Halas said he was slightly injured and he did not want to take any chances in the practice game. Both Nagurski and Molesworth have been with the squad only since Monday...neither are fully acquainted with the signals as yet...but Nagurski says that from what he knows about it the Bears will have the toughest offense in the Western division this season. Paul Schuette of Manitowoc, former Bear and Boston guard, renewed old acquaintances at the game...and likes the looks of the Bears very much but also thinks the Packers are going places...NEED MORE SPIRIT: Champ Seibold, veteran at the age of 24, took the defeat keenly...and says that the best tackle out there all day was Ernie Smith...he feels that the Packers lack the determination and spirit that brought them the title last season. Lon Evans will be in shape for the Detroit game...the big guard, highly regarded by the Bears, wrenched his left arm and tore ligaments near his elbow...he says that they will beat the Lions...or else...which is just about the same thing the wolves cry. Players of both teams were interested in the outcome of Johnny Blood's Pirates' game with Brooklyn...Johnny had a couple of real well wishers in Johnsos and Grange...the Pirates won, 21 to 0, with Blood himself going over for one of the touchdowns...and it was Potsy Clark's team that he beat...LESS THAN 160: Molesworth, whose age is figured on an adding machine, is listed in the program at 168...but he weighs less than 160...and plays at least 200 pounds worth. Nagurski is pondering the fate of his heavyweight wrestling championship...at the time he left the mat to sign his Bear contract he held the title in 46 states...but so do a lot of other fellows...without being defeated, or even notified, the Bronk noticed in the newspapers last week that someone else is being recognized now. Jimmy Coffeen probably is limping today...handling the public address system from his usual place along the sidelines, he went down under a pile when one play was run out of bounds...Conkright, an up and coming guard from Oklahoma, was the boy who did the damage. Conkright, Plasman and Hammond are a trio of rookies about whom much will be heard this season...Plasman and Hammond are ends...Johnsos picks them as the pride of the crop of first year men...they said the same thing about Stydahar, Fortmann and Nolting last year...and they certainly were correct...SICK IN BED: Hinkle had been sick in bed for most of the week before the game...but few people realized it from the performance he put in. When Manders missed the two placekicks in the first half, Halas really feared the outcome...and he continued to feat it right up to the last minutes...Grange says Johnsos' comment was, "I'm really glad that one's over." Johnsos admitted it and added, "From 11 o'clock this morning on I was sick just thinking about it." A tiny rabbit, with a bloody nose, hopped across the field to provide a wild life setting...it was "rescued" by Don Lambeau after dozens of hands had reached for it. Manske, former Philadelphia end, had a great day...and almost had a fight with Bob Monnett at one point...but it was all in the day's work...Manske started the game wearing a helmet for the first time in league play...he had it off before the game was very old...the heat may have had something to do with it...it caused the Packers to change to light jerseys between halves...NOT IN LINEUP: Johnny Sisk, former Bear who has had some field days at the expense of the Packers, was on the Chicago bench...he quit the game this season...another oldtimer not in the lineup was Jules Carlson...but he did not quit...the veteran guard had a cartilage removed from his knee last week and was unable to make the trip...Lonnie Darling, coach of the Oshkosh professional basketball team, already is thinking about his sport...he may sign Darrell Lester. Masterson grabbed the ball when the game was over...but Mrs. Halas wound up with it. When the Packers made their two points it spoiled an otherwise perfect prediction by Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician and former club president...before the game he said that the Bears would win by 14 to 0. From out of the stands comes the best humor...Sunday's crowd was "on" George Halas...and when the Packers needed a punter at one point someone howled: "Let Halas kick...he's been doing it all day."
EVANS, SMITH AND SVENDSEN INJURED
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - The entire Packer squad, except for Arnold Herber, should be in first class physical condition for the game with the Detroit Lions here Oct. 3, Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, announced today. Worst damaged in the Bear game yesterday were Ernie Smith, tackle, who received bruises on the ribs; George Svendsen, center, with an injured leg'; and Lon Evans, guard, painful nerve injury to the left arm. These men are not expected to be indisposed more than a few days. Several other Packers were bumped and bruised by the Bears, but their injuries were minor.
PACKERS DESPERATELY IN NEED OF WIN, DRILL AGAIN
SEPT 21 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers today gathered up the loose ends of his football team and began to look forward, not without some misgivings, to the none-too-gentle Detroit Lions, scheduled for a booking at City stadium Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3. The Packers are smarting under three consecutive defeats. The Lions are rated as the toughest team at present in the NFL's Western division. Lambeau's comments today were terse. "We naturally have made many mistakes in our first three games," he said. "We are not playing championship football. Yet, I believe the Packers are a great team, and that they can and will win."....FEELING IS DIFFERENT: "I feel much differently about these last two defeats than I did about the All Star game in Chicago. Against the Cardinals and Bears the men really were trying. They made mistakes, but they worked hard and tried their best to win." The answer apparently is that the Packers, who came from nowhere last season to win the National championship, haven't as yet shaken their title complex. Even many of the Green Bay fans admit that they have not felt the same thrill of anticipation concerning the early league games as they did last year, when a championship appeared so doubtful. Now the Packers are back in that same position - desperately needing a victory against one of the toughest football teams in the country. They must play super football to humble Earl (Dutch) Clark's great team, particularly in view of the two defeats they handed Detroit last season...GAME WAS SENSATIONAL: Packer fans never will forget the sensational Green Bay-Detroit game at City stadium last fall, when the Packers rallied again and again, finally to emerge on the right end of a 20 to 18 contest. The final blow was struck by the foot of Tiny Engbretsen, who kicked a last minute field goal, and the contributing cause was the brilliant quarterbacking of Johnny Blood, inserted into the game in the fourth period. This time the Packers won't have Blood, who is coaching the Pittsburgh Pirates, undefeated in the Eastern division. They do have Engebretsen, along with Ernie Smith and Clarke Hinkle, to help with field goals, but the Packer booters have missed all their tries so far this season. The squad will be in fine shape for the Detroit contest, and another huge throng is practically a certainty, as next to the Bears, the Lions are the best drawing card at City stadium. The gate pulling ability of Dutch Clark alone probably is as great as that of any pro football players, and a huge advance sale is anticipated.
MOLESWORTH, MUSSO OUT OF CHICAGO BEAR LINEUP
SEPT 21 (Chicago) - Keith Molesworth, fleet halfback, and George Musso, husky guard, will not be with the Chicago Bears when the National Professional league club plays an exhibition at Duluth, Minn., Tuesday night. Molesworth suffered torn muscles in his side against the Green Bay Packers Sunday and Musso will have his tonsils removed. The Bears also will play an exhibition game here Friday.
END OF WORLD AT HAND, BUT WOMAN WANTS PACKER SEATS
SEPT 22 (Green Bay) - The Atlanta Journal, via the 
Literary Digest, recently promulgated the following: "A
Paris seer says that the world will come to an end on
Monday afternoon, Sept. 20, 1937." Tuesday morning
broke and even war-ridden China and Spain were still
on the glove, but there was a general feeling around
Green Bay that the end was close at hand. The Bear-
Packer game of last Sunday has been fifth-quartered
over restaurant tables, bars, soda fountains and on 
street corners innumerable times, but it won't really be
played out until the Detroit game Oct. 3...BEFORE
BEAR GAME: The clipping on the predicted demise of
the world, however, came along before the Bear game
was played. It was enclosed in one of hundreds of
letter that Coach Curly Lambeau receives from fans
weekly, and it bemoaned the fact that untimely event
would leave the Detroit game on the list of things that
could never occur. The note, from Mrs, Sumner J. Harris
of Sturgeon Bay, is as follows: " My dear Mr. Lambeau: 
I have been most sad since reading this item in last
week's Digest. To think we will not see the Packers win
the pennant again! And worse - I shall not see the
Packers play at all this year. Previous commitments
made it impossible to see the first two games. We had
planned on celebrating my husband's birthday which is
Oct. 3, and my husband's wedding anniversary, by
seeing the game with the Lions. Perhaps we can see it
played in the hereafter - I hope so but just as a souvenir,
to clutch tightly in my hands on that awful day, won't 
you please send two tickets to the Packer-Lion game?
I'm not sending the dough 'cause you can't take it with
you when you go'. Neither could I take the tickets on 
the long trip but I would cherish them until that time."
Mrs. Harris will not have to watch the Lions' game 
played in the hereafter, but not a few Packer followers
have looked upon all the world as hell since Sunday...
BLOOD RUNNING WILD: News of a happier nature for
Johnny Blood's friends is contained in newspaper
stories of his Pittsburgh team's 21 to 0 win over the
Brooklyn Dodgers Sunday. John himself made the 
Pirates' third touchdown with his usual flare for the
spectacular. With the ball a few yards over the 50 in
Pittsburgh territory, Fiske passed to Blood for a 15-yard
gain. The same combination clicked again on the next
play, this time for 32 yards. A line play advanced the
ball to the five, and then Fiske flipped the ball to Blood
in the end zone. When Lambeau's team lost to the
Bears here Sunday, it was a real struggle all the way,
and Bear Coach George Halas was the first to admit
that a few breaks the other way might have turned the
tide completely. Potsy Clark, on the other hand, doesn't
even have the satisfaction of thinking over "what might
have been". His Dodgers were walloped in every phase
of the game. The Pirates made 15 first down to the
Dodgers' four, and outgained them 302 yards to 84. 
Even the inspiration of a motion picture star failed to
help the Dodgers, although it may have backfired to
furnish Pittsburgh with that extra zip. Before the game
actress Arline Judge presented Dick Crayne, Brooklyn
captain, and Blood with footballs. Miss Judge is the
wife of Dan Topping, who owns the Dodgers. Making
their defeat even more of an anti-climax, the Brooklyn
players were introduced in all-star fashion before the 
game. More than 18,000 fans were present.
PACKERS BACK AT HARD WORK
SEPT 22 (Green Bay) - "Anyone who thinks the Green
Bay Packers are out of the championship race because
they lost their first two league games is crazy." This is
a composite of the views expressed by the players of
the Packer squad and their coaches, as the team was
reassembled again today to prepare for the Detroit
Lions game, still a comfortable distance in the future.
The Packers have an open date next Sunday, and will
play the Lions at City stadium Sunday afternoon, Oct.
3, before what is expected to be another big crowd. A
record attendance of 16,658 witnessed the Packer-
Bear game here last Sunday...MAP DRILL PROGRAM: The team's practice program for the interim before the Detroit game has been mapped carefully by the coaches and board of strategy, and the squad will be ready for a last ditch stand. Already it's safe to predict that the bitterness of the Packer-Lion game will set a new high point in that already traditional series. Particular stress during the 10 days to come will be given that all-important function of the gridiron - getting the ball across the last chalk line. The Packers, one of the nation's highest scoring machines last season, have met three foes to date and in those games have scored one touchdown, one extra point and one safety for nine points. All field goal attempts have been missed...STILL NO SCORES: Failure of the passing attack to make connections deep in enemy territory still is the chief factor in the Green Bay scoring doldrums. Although the aerial work generally was improved against the Bears, with Bob Monnett and Ray Peterson doing some capable tossing, the throws in the vicinity of the Chicago goal either were wide or were dropped by the receivers, robbing the Packers of several almost certain touchdowns. Ed Smith, forward passer who went into the Bear game cold and had no chance to show his talents, will be worked hard and will be in shape for a good performance against the Lions. The condition of Arnold Herber is being checked carefully, but no announcement has been made by Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, as to when he will be available again.
DETROIT CLUB RATED TOUGH
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - Scanning his scout's report of the Detroit Lions-Chicago Cardinals game of last Sunday, Coach E.L. Lambeau today learned something which he had strongly suspected before - that the Lions, who face the Green Bay Packers in their next game at City stadium Oct. 3 - are about the toughest club in the NFL. Of all the teams to play after suffering two consecutive league reversals, the Packers have drawn Dutch Clark's Lions, rated the squad to beat in the Western division, if not in the entire league. Detroit has an open date next Sunday, as has Green Bay. Apparently sensing something unique in gridiron entertainment - realizing the potency of the invaders and the desperate position of the Packers - the fans already are making extreme demands on the Green Bay ticket office at the Legion building. Although the Oct. 3 game as yet isn't within telegraph distance of a sellout, it exceeds the sale for the Chicago Bears' game at this same period, with more reservations pouring in every day. There has been not one single cancellation...DISH OUT WORK: More hard work than ever before has been dished out to a Green Bay team, with one or two exceptions, is on the practice program for these next days. The men are either going to be in perfect condition for the Detroit game, or they won't be around as they cut loose with a new drill routine. For one thing, all men were ordered to report downtown to an assistant coach at 8 o'clock every morning, more than an hour before practice time. This rule, strictly enforced, is designed to see that the players get up early enough to eat a good breakfast and dig the sleep out of their eyes before they report at their field house. On several occasions recently, sleepy-eyed Packers, without a good breakfast inside them, reported for practice and needed half an hour to wake up after they got there, due to the fact that they had slept until the last possible minute. The new order will eliminate this situation...DRILL IN HEAT: The Packers were driven through a long, strenuous workout in the heat yesterday morning, and were back at work early this morning, drilling, pounding, working for the Lions. Perhaps Green Bay won't be able to defeat its powerful rival in its next game, but one thing is certain - every ounce of everything the Packers possess will be thrown at the Lions, starting from the first whistle. If the Lions win the game, the players indicated, they'll deserve the national championship which they probably will win. "Detroit has the best team in its history," commented Lambeau, in scanning the scout's report. "The replacement of Bob Reynolds at tackle is working out very well, and their super-talented backfield, including Dutch Clark, Ace Gutowsky and Ernie Caddel, is going as hot as ever. The Chicago Cardinals did not get a first down off this great team until the fourth quarter, when the outcome was a matter of certainty." All of the Packers bruised in the Bear game will be available for the Detroit clash, Lambeau said.
BLOOD LEADS SCORING LIST
SEPT 23 (New York) - Individual offensive records of the NFL are certain to be shattered this season if the players continue the hot pace they established in the first week of play, to jump all figures far ahead of those for the same period a year ago. Two player-coaches and a freshman recruit figure prominently in the race for individual honors, according to statistics released today. Johnny Blood, 14-year veteran of the game and new coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who played college football with Notre Dame, Minnesota and St. Thomas, shares the spotlight this week with Slingin' Sammy Baugh, T.C.U. recruit with the Washington Redskins. Blood heads the scorers with 18 points in two games, and also is the leading pass receiver with five catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Baugh, throwing with the uncanny skill which made him the outstanding college passer of the country last year, leads all pro veterans with a record of 68 percent completions of aerials. He completed 11 out of 16 passes for 133 yards in his lone game against the Giants. Ed Danowski, Giants and Fordham, is second to Baugh with 6 out of 11 completions for 54 percent...CLARK GROUND LEADER: Earl (Dutch) Clark, new coach of the Detroit Lions, has gained 108 yards in 19 attempts in two games to lead the ball carriers, but Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, Giants' star from George Washington U. and last year's league leader in that department, gained 72 yards in 12 attempts in one game, for a better average. Riley Smith, former all-America at Alabama and a teammate of Baugh with Washington, is second in scoring with 13 points in one game. He also is tied with Regis Monahan, Ohio State and Detroit, in field goals, with two. There have been six field goals kicked so far this season.
POWERFUL DETROIT LIONS BATTLE PACKERS
SUNDAY
SEPT 27 (Green Bay) - A renewal of their short by bitter
series next Sunday afternoon will send the Green Bay
Packers and Detroit Lions at each others' throats before
another oversized crowd at City stadium. With tickets
going like hot cakes - better than they did before the
Packer-Bear game - and both teams primed for victory,
the game appears likely to develop into another classic
of the professional gridiron. Earl (Dutch) Clark, serving
his first season as coach of the Lions, has nominated
his strongest lineup to start the game. Reversing the
usual procedure, Clark has selected his starters a week
in advance, possibly with the idea of showing Coach E.
L. Lambeau and the Packers that he means business...
DUTCH WILL START: Clark himself will start at quarter,
and the halfbacks will be Vernon Huffman, the University
of Indiana sensation, and Ernie Caddel, known only too
well to Green Bay football followers. At fullback, as
expected, will be the veteran Ace Gutowsky, master of
the line plunge. The starting ends, Clark indicated, will
be Ed Klewicki and Ray Morse, respective graduates of
Michigan State and the University of Oregon. At tackles
will be Bob Reynolds, Stanford, and Jack Johnson,
Utah, the former rated one of the outstanding new men
of the season. The guard positions will be well taken 
care of, with G. Conner (Ox) Emerson, Texas, and
Sidney Wagner, Michigan State, in charge. At center
will be Del Ritchert, Michigan State Normal, a 195-
pounder who also looks extremely promising...TALENT
ON BENCH: These men will start, but talent almost as
good will be on the bench at the first whistle. Among
Clark's more-than-adequate backfield replacements are
Bill Shepherd, one-time national scoring leader for
Western Maryland; Lee Kizzire, a 200-pounde from
Wyoming; Frank Christensen, Utah, always poison to
the Packers; and Lloyd Cardwell, the highly publicized
Nebraska halfback. When Ritchhart needs help, he'll
get it from Lee Stokes, Centenary, or Harold (Bud)
Cooper, Detroit university player. Extra tackles are Bill
Feldhaus, Cincinnati; James Stracy, Oklahoma; and
George Christensen, Oregon. Christensen, 238 pounds,
is a real professional football veteran.  He announced
his retirement this season, but bounced back into 
uniform before the first kickoff. Guards carried by the
Lions, other than Emerson and Wagner, are Regis
Monahan, Ohio State; Tom Fena, Denver; and Tom
Hupke, Alabama, a strong unit. Ends, in addition to
Klewicki and Morse, are Harry Ebding, St. Mary's, and
Charles Hanneman, Michigan State Normal...STAR OF
STARS: The star of them all is Coach Clark himself,
who at many times has been termed the greatest
football player in the country. He has made all-pro 
teams practically every playing season, and can do
everything with a football. He is an expert dropkicker,
calls the signals, runs and blocks well and is without a
flaw upon defense. The Packers returned to their chores
today after an idle Sunday, designed to ease up their
hard-worked legs. They displayed a lot of fire and pep,
and Coach Lambeau predicted that Sunday's game will
be extremely hard fought - an almost unnecessary
statement, since Packer-Lion games always border on
homicide. Apparently the Packers will enter the game
without a man on the injured list except Arnold Herber,
halfback, as damages sustained against the Bears 
have cleared up nicely.
MONNETT IS FATHER
SEPT 27 (Bucyrus, OH) - A daughter was born here to
Mrs. Robert Monnett, wife of the Green Bay Packer
halfback, over the weekend. Bucyrus is Monnett's home
town.
CARDWELL FEARED OUT OF PACKER TILT
SEPT 28 (Detroit) - Lloyd Cardwell, the Detroit Lions'
first-year halfback who made such a fine showing against the Chicago Cardinals 10 days ago, may be lost to the team for the game at Green Bay next Sunday. The former Nebraska star has some twisted ligaments in his knee. Dr. Cedric C. Kidner, Detroit specialist, examined Cardwell's knee yesterday and said a cast might have to be placed on the member if it did not show further signs of mending in the next few days. A cast would keep the Lion halfback out of action for about 10 days.
PACKERS PREPARING FOR BATTLE AGAINST DETROIT
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - Faced with the necessity of renewing gridiron hostilities against the all-powerful Detroit Lions at City stadium next Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers are driving through daily practice sessions under Coach E.L. Lambeau. There are two new development in the Packer picture today, as follow: 1. Walter Bartanen, right tackle, has been farmed out to the St. Louis Gunners but will remain the property of Green Bay. 2. Darrell Lester, center, received a neck injury serious enough to require hospital treatment. Bartanen, a native of Bessemer, Mich., will report immediately to St. Louis, a club with which the Packers have working agreement. He will finish the season with the Gunners, gaining experience which Coach Lambeau believes will be valuable, and will report back to the Packers for the start of the 1938 season. "Bartanen is big and willing," Lambeau commented, "and may develop into the type of tackle which Green Bay needs. He is lacking in experience and we feel that a season with the Gunners will give it to him."...NECK IS INJURED: Lester was biffed in the neck during yesterday's rough contact work, and Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, thought it best to ship him to St. Vincent hospital for the night. Dr. Kelly announced today that the injury is not serious and Lester will probably be able to play against Detroit Sunday. A rumor wandered around town last night that the big center had broken his neck, and a number of citizens became quite excited. More rough work than usual has been ordered for the team this week, to prepare them for the bruising anticipated Sunday. The Lions play extremely tough, hard football, and only a highly favorable break will get the Packers through with no injuries. Ed Smith continues to work out at halfback, and is showing improvement as he rounds into shape. He reported late and as yet hasn't had much of a chance to display his talents. The squad in general looked good at drills yesterday and today, the spirit being particularly commendable...EVERYTHING MUST CLICK: The Packers will need a vital combination of mental attitude, forward passing, blocking, ball carrying and alertness of defense to stop the lunges of the Detroit offensive stars, notably Dutch Clark, Ace Gutowsky, Ernie Caddel, Vernon Huffman, Lloyd Cardwell and Bill Shepherd. Clark, the new coach, has thrown his machine into high gear for a drive to the Western division championship, and he hopes to take advantage of the current Green Bay losing streak by pouring everything in the bag onto the Packers. Sunday's game will mark the last appearance of the Packers at City stadium until Oct. 24, when the final game of the season will be played here against the Cleveland Rams, lusty infant of the National league. One week from next Sunday the Bays are at Milwaukee, opposing the Cardinals, and Oct. 17 they travel to Cleveland for their final joust with the Rams.
STATISTICS FAVOR LIONS IN GAME WITH GREEN BAY
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - With prospects that another new attendance record for City stadium will be set, and
the probability that both teams will be in their best condition of the season for the contest, the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions have only four days remaining before they renew their NFL series. Officials for the game were announced today by Joe F. Carr, Columbus, Ohio, league president. Edward H. Cochrane, Chicago, will referee; M.M. Meyer, Toledo, will be the
umpire; L.G. Ritter, Detroit, headlinesman, and R.J.
Erdlitz, Oshkosh, field judge. Although the advance 
sale of seats indicates another big throng for the game,
thousands still are available at the Legion building, 
ticket headquarters, and Packer officials warn against
rumors of a sellout, which as yet is not in prospect. 
They hope, however, that the record of 16,658 set at the
Packer-Bear game will be broken...MUST WAIT YEAR:
Pro football fans who hoped to get a glimpse of Lloyd
Cardwell, former Nebraska ace, will have to wait a year,
as Cardwell has been suspended by the Lions, due to a
leg injury, and will not play football this season. In his
place Detroit has acquired speedy, shifty Al Agett,
formerly of Michigan State. Agett is rated as one of the
most promising professional backs in the country. He
nearly ran Marquette ragged last year at Milwaukee and
looked extremely flashy in the All Star game. The
Packers drove through their regular drill program today.
With Bob Monnett again back to normal, Hank Bruder
was returned to his blocking quarterback position, a
spot he has held down for several seasons. Clarke
Hinkle gives indication of being in top shape for the first
time this year, following his recent illness, and all the
men appear primed for a great showing against the 
Lions...HARD FOUGHT GAME: Comparative statistics
of the team which battle here Sunday reveal that the
game should be one of the tightest and most hard 
fought affairs of the season. In ball carrying the Lions
hold a distinct edge in statistics provided by Ned Irish,
publicity director of the National league. In their two
league games to date the Detroiters have accounted for
316 yards in 83 attempts, while the Packers have made
284 yards in 101 attempts. The Packers have done
considerably more damage through the air this season
than have the Lions, who have used the forward pass
sparingly to date. With Bill Shepherd, Dutch Clark and
Vern Huffman to do the tossing, Detroit possesses a 
real aerial punt, and Coach E.L. Lambeau expects to
see a lot of it Sunday. Joe Laws and Ray Peterson have
the best percentage among the Packer throwers,
although Bob Monnett's tosses have been good for the
most yardage. Upon their record in early games this
year, Milt Gantenbein of Green Bay and Huffman and
Harry Ebding of Detroit are the boys to watch when the
passes are thrown. These men lead their respective
teams in total of yardage gained on receiving passes.
Where Detroit hold the biggest edge is in scoring, as
Clark Hinkle's touchdown, Ernie Smith's extra point and
a two-point safety against the Bears are the only points
the Packers have acquired this season. Detroit, in
winning its first two games, piled up 44 points. Dutch
Clark scored a touchdown, two extra points and a field
goal for 11 points; Regis Monahan kicked three points
and two goals for nine; and a single touchdown each
went to Ernie Caddel, Ebding, Gutowsky and Tom
Hupke. 
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - Dutch Clark, leader of the 
Detroit Lions, who battle the Packers here Sunday,
topped the NFL in scoring for 1935 and 1936. He was 
an all-pro quarterback selection for five consecutive
years. When attending Michigan State college, Ed
Klewicki of the Lions won the Croix de Guerre medal
for being the State's most valuable varsity player...
James (Red) Stracy, Detroit tackle, has made two trips
to Hawaii. Ray Morse, end, journeyed to Japan and
China, introducing the American grid game...No less
than 14 of the Lions are employed by automobile
concerns in the Detroit area. They are Ernie Caddel,
Harry Ebding, Ed Klewicki, George Christensen, Bill
Shepherd, Ray Morse, James Stacey, Ace Gutowsky,
Regis Monahan, Lee Stokes, Ox Emerson, Charles
Hanneman, Bud Cooper and Tom Hupke.
EASTERN PRO TEAMS BEST IN AIR
SEPT 29 (New York) - Three eastern teams are tied for
forward passing honors of the NFL, each with a record
of 50 percent efficiency, according to statistics released
today. Pittsburgh has completed 31 out of 61, the New York Giants 17 out of 24 and Washington 16 out of 32. Pittsburgh also continues to lead in the other offensive departments with 765 yards gained for a 281 average and 55 points scored against three opponents. The Giants are second in ground gaining with 531 yards in two games for a 265 average. Detroit is the second leading scorer with 44 points in two games and is also the best defensive team with only 179 yards and 7 points registered against them.
THREE NEW COACHES MAKING DEBUT IN 1937 PRO LEAGUE
SEPT 30 (New York) - The current NFL season introduces three new coaches in the professional grid ranks in Earl "Dutch" Clark, Detroit Lions; Johnny Blood, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Hugo Bezdek, Cleveland Rams; and the transfer of another, George "Potsy" Clark, from Detroit to Brooklyn. Two of these three - Blood and Dutch Clark - are playing tutors who take leading roles in action as well as coaching. Blood has been termed "The Vagabond Halfback" for he played with Notre Dame, Minnesota and St. Thomas before entering upon a pro career with the Duluth Eskimos. He has been on National league rosters for fourteen years with Pottsville, Green Bay, Pittsburgh in 1934 and back with the Packers for the last two years. He is noted for his spectacular ability to snag forward passes, and in his first two games as player-coach of the Pirates he leads the league in this department with five catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns. He is also leading scorer in the first week of play with 18 points. He is 34 yards old...POTSY CLARK AT BROOKLYN: Potsy Clark is head mentor of Brooklyn after six years as coach of Portsmouth and Detroit. During this time his teams have won 49, lost 10 and tied 6 games. The Lions, under Potsy, won the league title in 1935. He was a star quarterback with the University of Illinois in 1914-15, and later tutored and played with the AEF champions, and coached at Minnesota, Kansas and Butler. When Potsy Clark accepted the Brooklyn post in January, the Detroit management made a prompt and natural choice in selecting Earl Clark, all-league quarterback, for the post. In the last four years with the Lions, Clark has served as assistant coach. His judgment is sought out in hiring and firing players. He helped map the strategy for the team, lectured at blackboard drills, scouted and took charge of the team in Potsy's absence...LEAGUE LEADING SCORER: Dutch has been the league's leading scorer for the last two years, and has been among the first five in ground gaining and point scoring for the last three years. He was an all-Rocky Mountain choice at quarterback in 1927-28-29 with Colorado college. He is considered the best dropkicker known to football since the days of Charley Brickley, of Harvard fame. Hugo Bezdek, new coach of the Cleveland Rams in this team's first year as a National league member, was athletic director and coach of football and baseball at Penn State for several years. He was formerly manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club.
DETROIT TEAM TO ARRIVE HERE SATURDAY MORNING
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions, rated among the outstanding favorites for the 1937 championship of the NFL, will arrive here Saturday morning, planning to work out before meeting the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Sunday afternoon. The Lions will pull into Green Bay on the Chicago and North Western road at 8 o'clock and will remain until 1 o'clock Monday morning, when they will leave on the same line. The Packers have not been idle while awaiting the invasion. Although this morning's drill was postponed because of the rain, Coach E.L. Lambeau planned to work his men out this afternoon, barring the most heavy downpour...MUST WORK OUT: "Even if there is a drizzling rain, we'll work out," he said. "We may get this kind of weather on Sunday." Indications are that the Packers will have a clear, cool day for their first game in two weeks, as the weather report finds no trace of rain after Friday. Business at the Legion building ticket headquarters has exceeded that prior to the Packer-Bear game and presaged another near-capacity crowd, with the possibility that another new attendance record will be set. All fans are familiar with the class of the Lions, and most of them well remember the stirring 20 to 18 struggle which the teams staged at City stadium last season. Last night the Packer squad met at Hotel Northland to review once again motion pictures of the Bear game. Every time a mistake cropped up - and the occasions were not infrequent - the film was stopped and the play was run off again. The men discussed their miscues, checked up on their assignments, and settled back for more views of the game...OFFENSE IS STRONG: Lambeau expects that every ounce of defensive ability his men possess will be needed to check the rushes of such great ball toters as Ace Gutowsky, Ernie Caddel, Bill Shepherd, Al Agett and the redoubtable Dutch Clark himself. Dutch isn't expected to do much ball lugging Sunday, but he'll be in there calling signals, blocking and kicking when needed. The passing assignment on the Detroit team probably will fall to Vernon Huffman, the Indiana sensation, and Frank Christensen, halfback who is always effective against Green Bay. The Lions' starting lineup will include Klewicki and Morse at ends, Johnson and Reynolds at tackles, Emerson and Wagner at guards, Ritchhart at center, Clark at quarterback, Huffman and Caddel at halfbacks, and Gutowsky at full...EVERYONE IN SHAPE: Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, today announced that he expected all the men bruised in the Bear game to be ready for strenuous work Sunday. All injuries have responded to treatment, and the Packers should be in their best condition since the All Star game, which cost them the service of Arnold Herber. In anticipation of another banner throng, fans are urged to arrive at the stadium Sunday as early as possible, to avoid a threatened last minute crush at the gates. Apparently almost every seat will be taken before the opening whistle, and if all the folks arrive late, there'll be some early action which won't be witnessed.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - Here is an excellent reminder, submitted by "A Packer Fan", on the eve of the NFL game between the Packers and Detroit Lions at City stadium. It arrived at the Press-Gazette sports desk today, and says this: "After the Detroit game at Green Bay last year attention was called in the Press-Gazette to the discourteous actions on the part of a considerable number of men and boys, who stood on the street after the game and booed and hurled remarks at people in cars bearing Michigan licenses. Attention was called to the fact that many of these people drive a considerable distance from the Upper Michigan peninsula to attend all Packer games at Green Bay, and, if we expect to retain their support and good will, they should be treated courteously while in the city. As a suggestion, it might be well to bring this matter up in your section of the Press-Gazette prior to the coming Detroit game. It may have some influence in making certain people in this city understand that the football fans from Michigan give their financial support to the Packer football team by their attendance at the game, and we cannot expect to keep their good will by hurling discourteous remarks at them as they leave the city for home in their cars."...A letter from Ade Schwammel at Porterville, Calif., reveals that the big former Packer tackle is keenly interested in the progress of the 1937 team. He has been spending his spare time watching high school and junior college teams in his hometown perform.
TECHNICAL TEAMS ON GRID NEEDN'T CONFUSE WATCHERS
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - From now until the last of the postseason games have been played, radio announcers and public address experts will bellow into their microphones eyewitness accounts of football games. Technical terms will roll off their tongues in the easy manner of lunch room waiters relaying orders to the kitchen, and will be just as mystifying to the listeners. "Weak side" and "strong side" may be perfectly familiar to the fans who listen, and then again they may be just so many words. But whether it is the Packers, St. Norbert college, or one of the high schools that is playing, the terms remain the same, and for the sake of a few who may be in the dark, this will serve as a sort of glossary of gridiron vernacular. "Weak side" and "strong side", for example, refer to the attacking team. They have nothing to do with the defense. If the center of the attacking power, either by the number of linemen shifted over or the position of the backfield, is to the right, that is the strong side. By the same token, the left would become the weak side...ASK BILL SMITH: Simple? Maybe so, but there have been a large number of women fans, as well as not a few men, who have wondered. Last season the Packers used a play in which Hank Bruder, and sometimes Cal Clemens, went several yards beyond the end of his scrimmage line, a rather unusual move for a back. By so doing, he became the flanker, and was expected to "flank" his opponents. Bill Smith of the Cardinals and dozens of others who were blocking by this method will testify to its success. Running plays are fairly simple to follow, their names being taken from the direction in which the ball is carried. An off-tackle play, for instance, is aimed outside of the defending tackle. And a sweep is a very wide run around the end of the defensive scrimmage line. But if the runner changes his direction when apparently running wide, and suddenly turns short inside the tackler, it is a cut back...DIRECTION IS CHANGED: A cut back differs from a reverse play in that the latter changes the direction of the attack. Double reverses being the point of attack back to the original direction. The reverse play is generally accomplished by passing the ball to a teammate while the original ball carrier continues ahead to decoy the defense out of position. Fakes often are run from the same plan. Again the defense is supposed to be drawn out of position, but in this case the ball carrier continues in the original direction. Much has been said about spinner plays, especially those employed by Clarke Hinkle of the Packers and Ace Gutowsky of Detroit. Different by nature and in execution, they are built around the same general idea. The first ball carrier in such a play conceals the ball by his half or full spin. He may hand the ball to a teammate as he spins, or fake this pass and carry on himself. Success of the play depends largely upon deception. The so-called power plays do not deceive, but overpower the defense at the first and intended point of attack...HERE'S SHOVEL PASS: Perhaps one of the most frequently misused terms is "shovel pass". A shovel pass is an underhand pass generally thrown forward. Often it is thrown to a player behind the line of scrimmage, but if fumbled it is an incompleted forward pass. It was on this point in rule that George Halas last Sunday protested the 15-yard penalty imposed on Keith Molesworth for what referee Bobby Cahn alleged was deliberately grounding the ball. The Bear coach contended that it was intended to be a shovel pass to Corbett, who, as luck would have it, happened to be in the general direction of the badly thrown ball. But the primary purpose of a shovel pass is to get the ball off so a man can gain by running. Molesworth was pretty late for this, or anything else. Lateral passes (passes at any angle toward the team's own goal line - the line they defend) may be tried at any time and at any place by either team. There is no limit to the number on one play. The forward pass is limited to the offense, and only one such pass is permitted on each down. When there is any doubt as to the angle of a pass thrown, and the line forward and lateral is so fine that the position from which it is viewed makes a difference in the conclusion of the spectator, tearing hair is apt to ensue. It often does....MANY OTHER TERMS: There are other teams that pop up from time to time, but those mentioned here are the most frequently used. They constitute a pretty fair layman's vocabulary for football. But there is one other which is interesting. That is "onside". To many it only means the opposite of "offside". However, it goes a little deeper than that. Onside means that a player is eligible to get the ball. All players are "onside" at the kickoff. No one on the kicking side is "onside" on a kick from scrimmage. Thus, the expression on "onside kick", and that is why Eddie Jankowski risked life and limb to see that the ball was touched and declared dead when it rolled over the line of scrimmage on one of the kickoffs for the Bear game. For a Bear player to fall on the ball would have meant another touchdown, even though his side kicked it. The Packers' two points last Sunday resulted from an automatic safety when Sam Francis' punt was blocked by Don Hutson and the ball bounded out of the end zone before anybody reached it. Had one of the Bears fallen upon it in the end zone, it still would have been a safety. If one of the Packers had recovered it before it rolled on out of the limited zone it would have been a touchdown.
TINSLEY, BLOOD TIE IN SCORING
SEPT 30 (New York) - Gaynell Tinsley, all-America end last year with L.S.U. and now a freshman in the pro ranks with the Chicago Cardinals, was the outstanding individual performer in the NFL last week according to figures released today. Tinsley went into a tie for point scoring with 18 points and pass receiving with 8 catches for 203 yards gained. Johnny Blood, player-coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates, also has three touchdowns to share scoring honors with Tinsley. Those in a tied with the Cardinals' wingman as best pass receivers are Wayne Millner, Notre Dame star, and Charlie Malone, former Texas standout, both of whom are now playing with the Washington Redskins...GROSVENOR IN LEAD: George Grosvenor, Chicago Cardinals ace formerly with Colorado, became the leading ground gainer of the league with 199 yards in 48 attempts. Joe Maniaci, Brooklyn Dodgers and Fordham, has the best average with 6.2 yards per clip, and Tuffy Leemans, New York Giants and George Washington university ace, has the best game average with 72 yards in the only contest he played. Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins and T.C.U., continues to lead the forward passers with 22 completions in 43 tosses for 291 yards and an average of 51 percent. Ed Danowski, Giants and Fordham, is second with 14 out of 29 for 48 percent. There is a three way tie for field goal supremacy between Riley Smith, Washington and Alabama; Regis Monahan, Detroit and Ohio Statem and Taldon Manton, Giants and T.C.U. Each has kicked two placements. Smith is also second in scoring with 15 points.
AGETT MAY PLAY AGAINST PACKERS
SEPT 30 (Detroit) - Recall of Al Agett, Michigan State assistant coach, to the camp of the Detroit Lions still appeared uncertain Wednesday night while physicians pondered x-ray negatives of Lloyd Cardwell's injured knee. Examination of the pictures is expected to reveal whether it will be necessary for Cardwell, ace blocking back, to take more than a week's rest. In the event that more time appeared necessary to get the big Nebraska back in shape, Agett, on the Lion reserve line, was to be recalled. The Lions will contest with the Packers Sunday at Green Bay, Wis., in the third game on the schedule.
PACKERS IN FINE SHAPE FOR DETROIT
OCT 1 (Green Bay) - A pro football series which started
just before the depression years and survived them with
flying colors will be renewed at City stadium Sunday
afternoon, with the Lions of Detroit as the visitors and
the Packers of Green Bay, national champions, home
club. Of paramount interest to Packer fans was the
announcement made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau
and Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, that Arnold Herber,
right halfback who was injured in the All Star game, will
be in shape to see some action against the Lions. 
Herber's recovery from his painful shoulder injury has
been satisfactory, and Dr. Kelly today pronounced him
in shape for Sunday's game. He has been taking light
workouts with the squad all week, and his arm has
responded favorably...MAY BE USED: Whether or not
Herber will be able to play any length of time is another
problem, but it is certain that Lambeau will use him at
any points where a well-directed forward pass would
bring a touchdown. Although the inability of the Packers
to score has been the coach's chief worry this season,
he is just as concerned over their success in halting
the Lions' rushes, as Detroit, in addition to a highly
capable aerial attack, has one of the most devastating
ground campaigns in professional football. In Al Agett,
Ernie Caddel, Ace Gutowsky and Bill Shepherd, the
Lions possess a quartet of backs who rank with the
best runners in the game. For uncanny kicking ability
the team has its coach, Earl (Dutch) Clark, and for
passing there are Frank Christensen and Vern Huffman.
This backfield brigade is fully capable of causing havoc
to an opposing defense, an assignment which they 
have filled thoroughly in their two games this season...
READY FOR GAME: All the rest of the Packers are in
excellent condition. Clarke Hinkle, completely recovered
from the cold which has handicapped him in recent
weeks, looks ready for the game of his life. Lon Evans
has shaken off the arm injury he received against the
Bears. George Svendsen has stopped hobbling from the
leg bump he acquired in the same contest, and Swede
Johnston is back in top form after a three weeks' layoff.
He injured a neck nerve against the Cardinals. Darrell
Lester's damaged next has healed entirely. So the 
Packer team will start the game without any physical
drawbacks, and in addition will be able to use Herber
when and if the occasion presents itself. The squad,
held back by rain yesterday, worked out this morning,
putting in the final licks on its repertoire of plays. Bob
Monnett, Ed Smith, Joe Laws, Ray Peterson and 
Herber handled the forward passing assignment, and
the routine drill schedule was followed. The Packer
ticket headquarters at the Legion building announced
that a few seats remain for the game, but that good
weather will be required for a sellout. For the first time
in Packer history, it appears that another game than
that with the Chicago Bears will be the ace home
attraction. Never before has any other game threatened
to draw more fans than the Bear game, but if good
weather prevails, another new attendance record for
City stadium is likely to be set.
LLOYD CARDWELL READY TO PLAY
OCT 1 (Detroit) - Dutch Clark's two injured Lions, Lloyd
Cardwell and Frank Christensen, both blocking backs,
will accompany the squad to Green Bay, where Detroit
will meet the Packers Sunday afternoon. Clark said
Thursday that he would be able to use either of the
injured backs in an emergency. It has been feared that
Cardwell's left knee injury might keep him out of the
lineup for several weeks. But physicians Thursday,
following an X-ray examination, said that there was no
serious injury. The statement was a great relief to
Coach Clark, who was prepared to draft Al Agett,
Michigan State triple threat back, from the Spartan
coaching ranks. Physicians also announced Thursday
that Frank Christensen's side injury would not be
aggravated by play in the Packer contest. The Lion
squad will leave for Green Bay Friday afternoon, 
arriving in Green Bay for a workout Saturday.
PACKERS FACE DETROIT LIONS SUNDAY
OCT 2 (Detroit) - A terrific new chapter in their already
bitter series will be written by professional football
players of the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers at
City stadium tomorrow. The kickoff will be at 2 o'clock,
and something in the neighborhood of a new record
attendance will be approached or attained. The Lions
are here. They climbed off the Chicago and North
Western sleeper shortly after 8 o'clock this morning
after an uneventful ride from Chicago, and were steered
by Coach Earl (Dutch) Clark to the Hotel Northland,
where they will remain, except for one competitive
interlude Sunday afternoon, until 1 o'clock Monday
morning. Then they will return to Chicago on the North
Western road. Tomorrow's battle at City stadium will be
no six-man football game. Coach Clark made that point
clear in his initial statement after his arrival. He said:
"With one or two exceptions, my men are all in shape
for a great game. We are handicapped slightly by
injuries, but I anticipate that most of the players will be
ready for action." The Packers are in even better shape
than that. All the injuries incurred in the game with the
Chicago Bears have healed, no new ones have been
acquired, and there is the strong possibility that Arnie
Herber, passer injured in the All Star game, will be used
as needed. Herber probably will not see a great deal of
time in the game, but if there is an occasion where
a "strike" is needed he is in condition to attempt the
toss...LINEUP WILL STAND: "The starting lineup we
announced earlier in the week will stand," said Coach
Clark of Detroit, which means that the opening whistle
tomorrow afternoon will see Klewicki and Morse at
ends, Johnson and Reynolds at tackles, Emerson and
Wagner at guards, Ritchhart at center, Clark at quarter,
Huffman and Caddel at halfbacks and Gutowsky at full.
The Packer ticket headquarters at the Legion building,
working under pressure, reported today that tickets still
are available for the contest. Whether or not a sellout is
realized will depend somewhat on the weather, and the
man in charge of that bureau today announced he didn't
expect rain tomorrow afternoon. "Unsettled weather" is
in prospect, but the weather man added that this was
unlikely to take worse form than a light mist, if any
precipitation is realized at all. If the weather is bad tomorrow morning, there probably will be plenty of seats available to latecomers at the stadium...ONE OF HARDEST: The Packer-Detroit series has been one of the hardest fought in professional football. Practically every game, even back in the days when the Lions played under the Portsmouth Spartan banner, has been a terrific affair from start to finish, and Sunday's battle will be no exception. A number of reserve players on both squads are likely to see action, as injuries may crop up throughout the game. If the Lions win, they will have acquired their third consecutive National league triumph, and will be favorites for the Western division crown along with the Chicago Bears, unless the latter team stubs its toe at Pittsburgh Monday night. The Packers, on the other hand, must win to remain in the title fight. Their drawing power on the road will be curtailed considerably unless they shake their string of defeats. After tomorrow's game against Detroit they travel to Milwaukee for a return joust with the Chicago Cardinals, and then appear at Cleveland before returning here for their final home game of the season, against the Rams Oct. 24.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Having explained in succession how the Green Bay Packers were going to defeat the College All Stars, the Chicago Cardinals and Bears, it now is an easy matter for the writer to come up with an adequate description of the manner in which the Packers are going to whip the Detroit Lions at City stadium tomorrow afternoon. Unfortunately, the three opponents mentioned above failed to respond to predictions, and as a result Green Bay is smarting under three consecutive losses. On paper, there seems no reason to believe that the Packers will have any better luck against the Lions, a team many regard as the finest in the National league. Yet, the home team may come through tomorrow, and here's a confident hope that it will. Reasons? The Packers are due to rise up with one of those slambang Green Bay riots in which they indulge ever so often - one of those perfect football games in which nobody makes a mistake and the offensive power is poured all over the opponents. Detroit usually has tough luck against Green Bay. Several times in past seasons an apparently stronger Detroit team has buckled under to the Packers - last season the Lions, even then regarded as one of the league's toughest teams, were whipped twice. Although Arnold Herber can't be expected to win the game single-handed, his presence in the lineup should add the much-needed spark to the Packer campaign. He'll have to get sterling support from his mates - the rushers will have to be held off, and the receivers thrown into the clear - but if he receives the aid, a few passes may connect. You may rest assured that Herber will see only what action his physical condition makes logical. The Packers must win on the road this year if they are to draw the big metropolitan crowds. From the standpoint of the team's good, it would be better to lose to Detroit Sunday, than to lose Herber for the rest of the season. However, the boys can't lose to the Lions, if they want to perform in that playoff game again this year, possibly against Johnny Blood's Pirates. A defeat Sunday would put the Packers right behind that little black ball with the 8-spot on it. So, here's a prediction they'll win.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - The New York Giants put a dent in the dope bucket by throwing the Pittsburgh club for a 10 to 7 loss. The Pirates air attack proved a boomerang as the Giants caught several of these on the fly to halt budding rallies...Tillie Manton, Giant back, booted a field goal from a nearly impossible angle in the fourth quarter and this spelled victory for the Owen-Mara combination in a thrilling game which attracted a paid gate of over 33,000...The eastern division looks like another wild scramble as each of the five elevens has suffered defeat. In the western loop, only the Bears and Detroit remain in the "win all" class. A season of surprises looms certain...Two games in three days is too tough an assignment for any team. The Chicago Cards startled the pro leaguers by defeating Washington Friday night, 21 to 14, but on Sunday they had to be satisfied with a tie with Philadelphia...The Cards were leading the Eagles up to the last three minutes of play when Joe Carter snagged a pass from Dave Smukler for a touchdown. It was a heave of 55 yards. Smukler fozzled the extra point attempt and it was tied up....Brooklyn chalked up its second win of the season by a score of 9 to 7 at the expense of the Cleveland Rams. The Rams held the lead until the last stanza. A ruling by referee Tom Thorpe has been protested by Cleveland...The Chicago Bears completed their barnstorming schedule by whipping a Windy City semi pro club, 60 to 13. This was their second win of the week as they smothered an all-star club at Duluth, Minn., by another lopsided score...After a week of idleness, the Green Bay Packers, 1936 champion, will return to football wars this Sunday playing at home against Detroit. Bumped off in their first two starts, the Packers have hopes of surprising the Lions...A battle royal is scheduled in Pittsburgh on Monday night, when the Bears and Pirates lock horns in one of the most important intersectional conflicts of the season. Both teams will be at full strength for the fracas, it is said...The Washington Redskins will be at home Sunday to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The New York Giants are scheduled at Philadelphia while the Chicago Cards are billed to display their gridiron wares in Cleveland...Swede Hansen, veteran Philadelphia back, is now sporting the toggery of Brooklyn. The Dodger management "laid it on the line" for the former Temple star, who has long been rated as one of the league's best ball carriers...Pat Coffee, fullback from the sunny south, is the newest addition to the Chicago Cardinals. Coffee, who plays fullback, joined the Cards on the recommendation of Tinsley, all American end. They were Louisiana State teammates...Jimmy Karcher, Washington Redskins' guard, is a graduate veterinarian of Ohio State. The big lineman takes a vacation from his practice every fall to cavort on the gridiron. This is his second season under Coach Ray Flaherty...Mickey Kobrosky, Trinity's high scoring back in 1936, is now on the New York Giants' payroll. Kobrosky is a six footer and he can toss the ball like a bullet. He was the ace of a recent all-star game at the Polo grounds...Harry Mattos who gained football fame on the Pacific coast, is coming through nicely for the Cleveland Rams. In a recent game against Philadelphia, Mattos uncorked a 42-yard pass to Joe Keeble for a fourth quarter "touch"...Regis Monahan has developed into one of the main links of the Detroit Lions' machine. Aside from playing a spirited brand of ball at tackle, the former Ohio State star is making good use of his educated toe for field goals...Coach Milan Creighton of the Chicago Cards is more than pleased with the way Buddy Parker, former Detroiter, is smashing holes in opponents' lines. Parker is a quick starter and if there is any kind of an opening, he will find it...President Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Pirates and his coach, Johnny Blood, team up on scouting trips and they make their trips via airplane so that Blood won't have to miss any of the team practices...Dick Crayne continues to give "value received" to the Brooklyn management. The bone-crushing back from Iowa is fitting in perfectly for Coach Potsy Clark's offense besides coming across with some "pinch hitting" field goals...Gene Ronzani appears to be headed for another banner year with the Chicago Bears. This Marquette graduate is being used in the blocking back position by Coach George Halas. This suits Gene perfectly as he likes the rough going...Art Buss, veteran tackle, is one of the stalwarts of the Philadelphia Eagles' front wall. Buss plays right alongside of Bill Hewitt. Several years back these two star gridders were teammates on the Chicago Bears.
HERBER BACK FOR LION GAME
OCT 2 (Detroit) - Dutch Clark and his Detroit Lions professional football team left Detroit Friday afternoon for Green Bay, where they will contest Sunday with the world champion Packers. Things have not been going well with the Packers this fall and until recently the Lions were listed as easy victors. Opening the season with the Collegiate All-Stars, the Packers took a 6 to 0 beating and sustained a knockout punch when passer Arnold Herber left the game with a badly wrenched right shoulder. This was significant because it appears in the opening game that Herber was half of the Green Bay offense. Bob Monnett, former Michigan State back, tried unsuccessfully to pitch for Herber. The Chicago Cardinals and Bears have whipped the world champions so that they stand at the bottom of the West Division standings. It was learned Friday that Herber will be back in uniform Sunday for the first time since the All-Star game. The presence of Herber, if he is completely recovered from his injury, will make the Packers a much more formidable football team. All Lions were cognizant of this when they departed.
PACKERS READY FOR LION GAME - DETROIT FREE PRESS
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Wisconsin fans are looking forward to a lot of football in tomorrow's Detroit Lion-Green Bay Packer professional game. Both teams have much at stake. The Packers, NFL champions, are victory hungry after their defeats in three starts thus far. The Lions, boasting two league victories, hope to keep their string intact. That, with the rivalry which goes back to the days of the old Portsmouth (O.) teams, adds up to a prospective dogfight. The Lions have beaten the Chicago Cardinals, to whom the Packer bowed in their season's league opener. The Detroiters, with the exception of Lloyd Cardwell, are in fine shape for the game. Al Agett of Michigan State, who performed impressively in the All-Star game, probably will replace Cardwell. The Packer cripples are rounding into shape and will present their strongest lineup since their preseason game with the College All-Stars. Bob Monnett, former Michigan State halfback, has recovered from injuries suffered at Chicago. Arnie Herber, stellar passer, another All Star game casualty, may play part of the game. In addition Ed Smith, former Boston Redskin passer, is now in condition and probably will see considerable action. Should good weather prevail, a near capacity crowd is in prospect.
Five worst fires in Packers history
Team memorabilia lost in blazes

Maybe one of the reasons Green Bay Packers memorabilia from the distant past doesn’t surface more often on the collector’s market is because much of it went up in flames. While the Packers actually owned only one of the properties, here is a list of the worst Packers-related fires since the team was founded in 1919.
1. Hagemeister Park Armory (Dec. 25, 1926) – The Packers used the city-owned building as a locker room and for storage. The team lost uniforms, blankets and equipment, including headgear. The players lost their pants, shoulder pads, knee and ankle braces, and shoes, all of which they had to furnish at the time. But perhaps the biggest loss “was a string of old footballs that had seen use in important Packers victories.” The Armory was located just east of where Cherry Street ends at Baird and was used by the Packers when they played at Hagemeister Park from 1919-22. It survived the wrecking ball when East High School was built and was used again during the Packers’ first two seasons in City Stadium (1925-26). The fire was discovered at 5:15 Christmas morning and by the time the firefighters arrived 15 minutes later, the building was doomed.
2. Rockwood Lodge (Jan. 24, 1950) – The Packers purchased the building in 1946 at Curly Lambeau’s urging and used it as a training headquarters for four seasons. They lived there and practiced there. The lodge (pictured) resembled a centuries-old European chateau and sat on a pristine tract of land overlooking the waters of Green Bay, near Dyckesville, but it wasn’t practical. It was a drain on the franchise’s finances at a time when it was going broke, and an unforgiving bed of limestone lied not even inches under the practice field and wreaked havoc on the players’ legs. The caretaker said he had feared fire for a long time and blamed it on faulty wiring. It also was an eerie January afternoon marked by thunder, lightning and howling winds, a rare winter mix in Green Bay. The Packers’ uniforms and equipment were packed away at City Stadium so their losses were reportedly minimal. In truth, they were better off collecting the insurance money than continuing to pay the bills there. But what a waste. The building would be a cherished landmark today.
3. Lambeau’s Bay Shore Cottage (Sept. 24, 1937) – The fire burned from 10 o’clock at night until 5 the next morning. Lambeau reported he lost pictures and trophies that could not be valued in terms of money. He had purchased the cottage that summer, refurnished it and planned to spend about 10 months a year there. The cottage was located along the east bay shore, near what is now the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Lambeau said all he saved was the suit he was wearing.
4. Lambeau’s Fish Creek Home (Aug. 7, 1961) – Lambeau reported he lost almost all his mementos collected over his football career. The fire was reported at 10 a.m., not long after he had left for Green Bay. Retired by then, Lambeau was living in Door County during the summer and spending winters in California. The home included six bedrooms, five baths and was located on Fish Creek’s fashionable Cottage Row.
5. Astor Hotel (Feb. 4, 1966) – Starting in the late 1920s and continuing into the 1950s, most every single Packer and even some of the married ones lived at the Astor during football season. By 1966, it had become a fleabag, but there still had to be precious possessions and records around from when the likes of Johnny Blood, Clarke Hinkle and other future Hall of Famers stayed there. If nothing else, the memories that went up in smoke were inestimable. Hotel managers Mayme Toule and Sue Wallen served as surrogate mothers for the players during the 1930s and ’40s. They’d watch their money, darn their socks – anything they needed. Located on Adams Street almost kitty-corner from the Hotel Northland in downtown Green Bay, the Astor also had a bar that was a hangout for players and fans alike, and where Sunday nights would turn into New Year’s Eve following a Packers home victory. Eight people perished in the Astor fire, which was called the worst in Green Bay’s history.
SOURCE: Packers.com - Cliff Christl