pants, and try for an upset over a team which, by virtue of a sensational victory, again has become the talk of the league. The outcome will be decided by one factor - whether or not the Packers can regard the first quarter of tomorrow's game as the fifth quarter of the Green Bay-Detroit game, and can continue on the assumption that they must add to that 26-6 score. If the Green Bay players show signs of a letdown, we'll see it in the first period, and that means the contest will develop into one of those severe affairs which marked the Packer-Cardinal series of 1935. It may be decided by a field goal, or a blocked punt - but the score will be close and the game very rough. If the Packers tote into that battle the same fiery attack which functioned against the Lions, the result won't even be close, because Cardinals can be demoralized, too, and an outpouring of offensive football will do it. Yes, the first period will tell the story - perhaps the very first series of downs. If the Packers, the first time they get the ball, are successful in launching a first down campaign, that spirit will be rekindled, and we can start counting the days until the game with Cleveland. If the Cardinals put up the kind of resistance which a contender - a second place club - may be expected to display, it's going to be a long, cold afternoon. And those boys from Chicago are feeling very, very tough.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - Washington took a fall out of Brooklyn with a dice game score, 11 to 7. The Redskins got a touchdown by Wayne Millner and a field goal by Riley Smith. The other two points were a safety when Edwards blocked a kick...The Dodgers' lone "touch"
came in the final stanza. Fullback Albanese ran back a
punt to the Washington 10-yard ribbon and then Norri,
pint-sized quarterback, pitched a strike to Barrett, right
end, for six points...Thanks to some brilliant footballing
by Gaynell Tinsley, freshman end sensation for the
Chicago Cardinals, Coach Creighton's aggregation
whipped the Cleveland Rams, 6 to 0. Tinsley scooped
up a fumble and "counted"...The Clevelanders played
their best ball of the season but they failed to capitalize
on their scoring opportunities. Busich missed a place
kick early in the tilt and soon after a lateral pass failed
near the uprights...Philadelphia took it on the chin again
but the Eagles fought the New York Giants all the way
and Steve Owen, the Gotham coach, probably breathed
a lot easier when the final whistle blew with the score
16 to 7 in his favor...The Quaker City gridders got off to
a flying start when Emmet Mortell, formerly Wisconsin,
ran a punt 88 yards to the Giants' four. Bill Hewitt then
broke into the limelight by grabbing a pass for a score...
The Chicago Bears made it two straight in league
competition when they nosed out the Pittsburgh Pirates
at Forbes field by the score of 7 to 0. Ray Nolting
scored on a cutback and, as usual, Manders kicked the
goal...Bronko Nagurski had a great night against the
Blood-Rooney aggregation. The former Gopher bone
cracker has power to burn and he came through with
several bull-like rushes which got the Bears some much
needed first downs...The Philadelphia Eagles, still
hungry for a victory, will invade the national capital this
weekend to tackle the Redskins. The Washington team
is looking better every game and the Bell-men's outlook
is not too rosy...There should be a lot of fur flying around
the U. of D. field this Sunday when Johnny Blood and
his Pittsburgh aerialists pit their skill against Dutch
Clark and company. It is a crucial fray for both the Lions
and Pirates...The Chicago Bears will exhibit their wares
in Cleveland against the Rams. George Halas, the
Bruins' mentor, is carefully rebuilding his machine and
the team is functioning better at every start...R.J. (Icky)
Erdlitz, one of President Joe F. Carr's staff of officials in
the Western division, is a jack-of-all-trades. He teaches
in the Oshkosh, Wis., vocational school and clowns
with a major circus during his vacation months...Dixie
Howell, former Alabama Rose Bowl hero, is moaning
the fact that he signed a baseball contract when he
finished college. Howell is now with the Washington
Redskins and he has a fat weekly pay envelope...Dutch
Clark, the Detroit coach, is running into a lot of grief
during his first year as pilot of the Lions. Injuries have
cost Clark a couple of stellar backfielders and he is
also missing Randolph badly at the center post...Hugo
Bezdek is doing a lot of trading in an attempt to get the
right players with which to have a winner at Cleveland.
The Rams' mentor has cleaned house twice and has
threatened to do it again if the reversals continue...The
Chicago Cards are getting some sensational line play
from Conway Baker, 225-pound tackle from Centenary.
He is fast for a big fellow and has blocked several kicks
this fall. In addition, Baker is a field goal specialist...
Ralph Kercheval continues to punt 'em a mile for the
Brooklyn Dodgers. His sky-scraping boots have got
Potsy Clark's hirelings out of many a tight hole. He is
also doing a lot of ball lugging for the Dodgers...Football
players come and go but Mel Hein, New York Giant
center and captain, seems to go on forever. The veteran
snapperback is looking better than ever in the early
games and he is feeding the backs with perfect passes.
WITH HERBER BACK IN SHAPE PACKERS MEET
OCT 9 (Milwaukee) - The Green Bay Packers, with
Arnie Herber returned to the lineup, will depend largely
on passes to bring them victory tomorrow over the
Chicago Cardinals in an NFL game at State Fair park.
It will be the second meeting of the teams this season.
The Cardinals downed the Packers, 14 to 7, in an earlier
game at Green Bay. The Cards hold second place in the
western division of the league, but the Packers are rated
about equal because of their 26 to 6 victory over the
Detroit Lions last Sunday. The Green Bay team had lost
two earlier games. The Cardinals lost to the Lions, 16 to
7, in their second game of the season. In losing their
first two games the Packers were without the aid of their
famed passer, Arnie Herber, who was injured in the
game with the College All-Stars at Chicago Sept. 1. He
returned to the lineup last week, however, and Packer
trainers reported that his ailing shoulder was back in
shape. The Packers are also expected to display a
strong running attack with Hinkle, Jankowski, Laws,
and Miller carrying the ball. The Cardinals will rely
mainly on four fleet backs and their star rookie end,
Gaynell Tinsley, former All-American from L.S.U. His
touchdowns defeated Washington and Cleveland for the
Cards. He also scored the touchdown which beat the
Packers in the all-star game. On the season's record
the Cardinals have the same edge in tomorrow's game.
The Packers have lost to the Chicago Bears and Cards
and defeated Detroit. The Cardinals have lost to Detroit,
but have defeated the Packers, Washington and
Cleveland. The Cards tied Philadelphia, 6 to 6.
15,000 MAY SEE PACKERS AND CARDINALS
OCT 10 (Milwaukee) - A crowd of 15,000 or more is
expected to see the Green Bay Packers continue their
NFL comeback Sunday afternoon at State Fair park
against the Chicago Cardinals, who inflicted one of the
Packers' two defeats in league competition, 14 to 7, at Green Bay. In other league games Sunday the Detroit Lions, decisively beaten by the rejuvenated Packers last week, 26 to 6, will entertain Johnny Blood and his Pittsburgh Pirates; the Chicago Bears play the Rams in Cleveland and the Eagles invade Washington to meet the Redskins and Slinging Sam Baugh, leading passer in the league. Two exhibition games are scheduled, the Giants at Wilmington and the Dodgers at Cincinnati. Arnie Herber, the league's best passer last season, who was injured badly in the Packer-All-Star game, is expected to return to the Green Bay lineup Sunday. If he is able to play a good share of the game, alternating with Bob Monnett, as passer, the Packers' powerful running attack should function all the better because of the increased aerial threat. Dutch Clark of the Lions said after last week's game that he had never seen such a running game to equal the one the Packers flashed against Detroit, with Hinkle, Monnett, Laws, Miller and Jankowski carrying the ball. Milwaukee will see two of the greatest end in football in action, Hutson snatching passes for the Packers and Gaynell Tinsley, all-American last year with Louisiana State, on the Cardinals' side. Tinsley is the lad who pulled down the pass that beat the Packers in the all-star game.
THE PACKERS HAVE THEIR BACKS AGAINST THE WALL
OCT 10 (Milwaukee Journal) - Everybody in town it seems is going to see the Packers play the Cardinals this afternoon. Never saw such a scramble for tickets to a pro game here. State Fair park has a nice layout for football now, a good growth of turf put into excellent condition by Mike Sweeney and his crew, and a new stand alongside the field. Got to hand it to the Packers. They took three straight lickings and still pack 'em in. A team that can take three on the chin and come back to hand the league leaders a goodoffol trimming deserves to pack 'em in. Got to hand it to Green Bay, too. That town doesn't give up. After the Packers had taken those three lickings, the Bay turned out 17,000 strong, a record crowd, for the next game. Milwaukee and the southern part of the state will have to supply the crowd Sunday. Up the valley the boys are going duck hunting. The Packers, unless they suffer a big relapse from last Sunday, will show this town the hardest running attack in football. Without Herber they have just enough to keep the other backfield from closing in. Herber may go in to toss a few, but he's not in the best shape yet. The Packers have their backs to the wall. With two league defeats against them, they can't lose again and stay in the championship race. They'll have their backs against the wall in every game. And the Packers with their backs to the wall is something I don't want to miss!
CARDINALS PLAY PACKER ELEVEN AT MILWAUKEE
OCT 10 (Chicago) - Milan Creighton's industrious Cardinals, like cracker box philosophers, attach a special significance to that old platitude "making hay while the sun shines." Up at Milwaukee today, on the Fair Grounds gridiron, they play their sixth game of the young National league season, meeting the Green Bay Packers. This concludes the first half of their eleven game schedule, assuring them of several quiet Sundays at home by the radio while their western division rivals are battling sleet, ice and zero weather, in addition to each other, in the late weeks of the season. The schedule favors the Cardinals in whatever championship hopes they may entertain...THERE'S ALWAYS TINSLEY: Lady Luck has been giving the boys a nod, too. Only one casualty, tackle Conway Baker, has been reported in the five contests to date. In splendid condition, and with Green Bay's decisive victory over Detroit last week to spur them to greater effort, the Cardinals should be prepared to reach the heights this afternoon. Then, of course, there is always Tinsley. Gaynell Tinsley, end on the Tribune's All-American team and star of the collegians' victory over the Packers last month, has become one of the most feared players in the league. Since his switch to left end, his position at Louisiana State, after an unsuccessful trial at right end, he has augmented his sensational offensive play with defensive performances that have made him a bane to opposing quarterbacks...HERBER BACK WITH PACKERS: Green Bay, at no time considered as weak as its three consecutive defeats indicated, now has the stimulus of its victory over Detroit and the return of Arnie Herber to the lineup to carry it up the hill in its defense of the league championship. Herber will be ready to take an active part in the attack today. He played against Detroit last week, but did not pass. While the Packers are attempting to remain in the race by cutting down the Cardinals, the Bears will be at Cleveland.