NEWS AND NOTES
BEARS, GIANTS IN 3-3 TIE
NOV 1 (Chicago) - The Washington Redskins, with rookie Sammy Baugh wielding a big hatchet, are sending their war cry down the NFL trail. Most of the attention this season has gone to the New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, but the Redskins have served notice that they cannot be counted out of the title running, despite two defeats. They scalped Brooklyn, 21 to 0, yesterday for a fifth victory and Baugh, the Texas Christian graduate whose passing has been a feature of the campaign, scored one touchdown and paved the way for a second with a long aerial to Riley Smith. Washington took a lead on a first period touchdown and scored twice in the third stanza. The victory left the Redskins in second place in the Eastern division...BATTLE TO TIE: New York's Giants and Chicago's Bears, respective leaders of the East and West divisions, battled to a 3-3 tie before 50,449 fans in New York. Jack Manders booted a 20-yard field goal in the second period to match the 42-yard kick made by Ward Cuff in the opening stanza. Cuff's kick was the longest field goal of the season. Chicago, still undefeated in six games, made 11 first downs to four for the Giants...GIVEN EARLY LEAD: Pittsburgh spotted Philadelphia to an early touchdown, then came back to whip the Eagles, 16 to 7. A pass to Wilbur Sortet gave the Pirates the first touchdown, but as the first period ended they trailed by a point. In the second stanza, Armand Niccolai booted a 27-yard field goal and in the third period Bill Davidson raced 87 yards to score after intercepting an Eagle aerial. A 62-yard touchdown run on a punt by Doug Russell, plus two field goals by Bill May, gave the Chicago Cardinals a 13 to 7 win over Cleveland's Rams. It was the Cards' fifth win as against one tie and three defeats and a seventh loss in eight games for the young Cleveland club.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 1 (Aboard American Airlines Flagship "West Virginia" somewhere above Michigan) - I got the jitters. I got the jitters. And this new form of sky writing has nothing to do with it. They were reviving newspaper men by the platoon in the press box at the University of Detroit stadium this afternoon, as Dutch Clark's last half-minute dropkick went sailing toward the pots, and curved gently - just far enough - to the left. It was as thrilling a game as the Packers ever played against the Lions, or that they played against the Bears, or that anyone ever played against anybody. It had teeth rattling and hearts stopping all over the place. Somehow, you knew - you had a hunch - that Clark wouldn't miss that last field goal. The setup was too providential. The Frank Merriwell punch was there. It was in the books. After relinquishing an apparently safe lead to the roaring comeback of the Packers, Detroit was through. It was beaten back on its heels, tired and worn out, needing a miracle to snatch a victory from Wisconsin's pros. The miracle happened. Two spectacular, desperate plays are up most of the distance to the Packer goal line in as many gulps. The stands were sending up prayers and cheers like incense. Scarcely half a minute remained. It was the Merriwell finish. It was the punch-packed final seconds which would sent the screaming crowd home to supper, telling Mama and the kids how that Dutch Clark just never knows when he is licked, and you should have seen him kick that last field goal, cool as a cucumber, smooth as a seal. Yes, it was the kick Clark couldn't miss, and as he ball whirled back to him, as Milt Gantenbein and Don Hutson came tearing in from opposite ends in desperate attempts to block that kick, you felt like closing your eyes. But he missed it. There must have been a sequel to that Merriwell novel. And where do these airlines pick up such cute stewardesses?...We're telling you that the Packer scoring at Detroit was restricted, but highly important, as one point less would have made much difference in the final score...that touchdown of Eddie Jankowski's was his second for Green Bay in his freshman debut, and raised his total to 13 points...Clarke Hinkle scored his 21st Packer touchdown, and now has accumulated 164 points...this leaves him in third place on the all-time scoring list, an even 60 points behind Johnny Blood...it once appeared that Blood was slated to remain in second place for a good many seasons, but Hinkle is ripping off a touchdown per game with regularity, and has eaten up a big part of the space between them...and Ernie Smith keeps booting those extra points...he got the two the Packers had to have against the Lions, and now there's little doubt about it - he'll be overtaking Red Dunn's high total of 46 extra points one of these days...Ernie's kicks yesterday were No. 39 and 40, and raised his 3-year total to 55, enabling him to move past Buckets Goldenberg into 16th place, three points behind Dunn.
MICHALSKE IS CASUALTY OF PACKER-DETROIT GAME
NOV 2 (Green Bay) - As the Green Bay Packers returned to their home stomping grounds following their sensational victory over the Detroit Lions at the Michigan city last Sunday, August (Mike) Michalske, veteran Guard of the Century, remained in a Detroit hospital, a casualty of the terrific contest. Michalske was placed in a cast yesterday to protect a back injury allegedly sustained by a kick from a Detroit player, and he of course will play no more football for Green Bay this season. He is assistant coach of the Packer squad. Mrs. Michalske is in a Green Bay hospital, where she received a telephone communication from her husband last night. The Michalskes recently became the parents of a daughter. Mike's injury is not regarded as serious, except for the inconveniences incidental to his convalescence. Trainer Dave Woodward went to work today on a variety of bumps and bruises received in the Detroit game. Paul Miller and Russ Letlow were shaken up severely, but pending the regular examination by Dr. W.W. Kelly, their status as prospective players against the Chicago Bears remains o.k. Young Earl Svendsen, who relieved his big brother George at center and turned in a potent afternoon, looks like he had walked through a concrete mixer, but is uninjured otherwise, and Big George will be ready for plenty of action Sunday. The Packers had pointed directly for the game at Detroit, spending little time thinking about the tussle with the Bears, but now that super-crucial occasion is getting very close, and the thought of pasting the powerful undefeated Chicagoans is uppermost in the minds of Coach E.L. Lambeau and his men. Last year the Bears handed the Packers a humiliating whipping here, only to fall before a great Green Bay offense at Wrigley field, 21 to 10, after taking a 10-0 lead. This Sunday Coach George Halas is preparing to block a repetition of that comeback, while the Packers are gunning to repeat - all of which may attract a record professional throng to Wrigley field. Although well-placed forward passes were instrumental in the Packer victory at Detroit, the Green Bay team's lashing ground attack was the chief factor in the upset, aided by spectacular downfield blocking on at least one occasion - Eddie Jankowski's 34-yard touchdown run. Hank Bruder and several other Packers shoved Jankowski into the open, and the last barrier to the goal line was removed by Bud Svendsen, who almost removed Jack Johnson from the stadium with a block like a falling safe. The second Packer touchdown was made almost entirely along the ground, the team's blocking being superb all the way. Clarke Hinkle's short smashes off left end, with Herman Schneidman paving the way, were the most effective plays, and in fact Hinkle eventually drove across on the same formation. While the Packers may have resorted chiefly to their ground campaign to beat the Lions, they still carry loaded dynamite in the air, and Halas knows it better than anyone else. Consequently the Bears won't overlook the Packers overhead game in protecting themselves from a bruising on the sod.
SUNDAY GAME MAY SET NEW RECORD
NOV 2 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, who are doing as well financially as they are in the National league won and lost columns, may hang up another attendance record at Wrigley field Sunday. The Bears, undefeated in six games,meet the strong Green Bay Packers, now in second place in the Western division, and favorable weather may bring out a crowd larger than the 34,530 fans who watched the Bears whip Detroit Oct. 24. That gathering was the largest ever to see a pro league game here. Last Sunday the Bears played the New York Giants to a 3-3 ties before 40,449 fans, the biggest professional game outpouring since Red Grange made his pro debut in 1925.
SPORTS WHIRLIGIG - BILL LEE
NOV 2 (Manitowoc Herald Times) - Bill Lee, former Alabama star who came to the Green Bay Packers in a Brooklyn exchange involving Averill Daniell, told Jack Walters of the Press Gazette last week that he had been trying to get to Green Bay for two years. "Green Bay?" he queried. "I've never seen such a swell town. Within a radius of three blocks from the hotel I've been stopped by at least 20 people who asked me if I were the new Packer, shook my hand and wished me luck. I never liked Brooklyn. Too big, too noisy, too fast a life. Green Bay is more like home." Lee took the weekly written quiz with the Packers, 24 hours after he arrived in Green Bay and made only two mistakes in 120 questions. He had absorbed the entire Packer system of football in 24 hours.
HALAS AND LAMBEAU BOTH EXPECT TO WIN
NOV 2 (Milwaukee Journal) - The approach to a big game, from a coaching standpoint, is entirely difference in professional football from what it is in college football. A college coach, no matter how good his team, is almost always ready to award Saturday's big game to the opponent. Whatever he may honestly think, he doesn't say. But regard how Curly Lambeau of the Packers and George Halas of the Bears approach their crucial National Professional league game at Wrigley field Sunday. Their approach is typical of professional football. Says Halas: "We'll win. We beat the Packers in their own backyard, and we'll beat them again. With Nagurski back in form, nothing can stop us." Says Lambeau: "We'll win. We lost to the Bears in Green Bay, but we were crippled. We hadn't hit our real stride. We're going to give them both barrels Sunday and square accounts." Can you imagine a college coach publicly giving his team a chance like this except against the rankest sort of setup?...The Packers will go into the Bear game Sunday slightly crippled both in the backfield and line. In the line, Mike Michalske has been lost. Iron Mike is still in a Detroit hospital with an injured spine. In the backfield Paul Miller may be lost. The South Dakota jackrabbit, who contributed some of the best football of the day against the Lions Sunday, pulled a muscle in his lef and the injury hasn't responded to treatment.
BIG BAD BEARS NEXT!
NOV 2 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - And now for the big, bad, bold Bears! The gridiron prides of all Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers, with the difficult Detroit Lions' hurdle negotiated safely by a 14 to 13 margin in Detroit last Sunday, now face the game they've been waiting for - the test next Sunday at Wrigley Field, Chicago, against the Chicago Bears, current leaders of the western half race of the National Professional Football league. Last Sunday's victory over the Lions gave the Bays a record of five straight league wins after losing to the Chicago Cardinals and the Bears in early season games that were played when the Packer offense was all but shattered through injuries to Arnie Herber and Bob Monnett, two of the greatest aerial bombardiers in present day football. While the Bays were winning the hard way from the Lions the Bears eked out a 3 to 3 tie with the eastern leaders, the New York Giants. And that tie, lads and lassies, may mean the loss of the title for the Bears. Should the Packers defeat the Bears Sunday, and there's every reason in the world why they can and should, the chief of which is the fact that the Bays are a better team and have a more versatile attack, it means that the Bears must go through the rest of the season undefeated - providing the Packers negotiate their other games in manner befitting a team of their caliber. Two games loom as distinct barriers to the Bears' title march in addition to the Packer fray Sunday. On Thanksgiving Day, they tangle with the Lions at Detroit and on December 5 they play the Cardinals, a club that gave them a stiff battle early in the season. Brooklyn and Cleveland should provide the Bears with little opposition. In addition to the Bears, the Bays' opponents the rest of the way in are Philadelphia a week from Sunday in Milwaukee, New York Giants at New York November 21, and Washington at Washington on November 28. A glance at the records of the various clubs shows that both the Bears and Bays face three stiff battles - and the offensive record of the Packers, now at the top of their game, are playing the best ball in the league.Granting that the Bays win all of their remaining games they'll finish the season with a mark of nine wins and two defeats. Should the Bears lose to another club in addition to the Packers, and they've seldom defeated the Lions at Detroit, the Chicago entry would end the season with eight wins, two defeats and one tie. And the tie would cost them a share of the title...Despite their courageous win over the Lions, the Packers were not "up" for the last stand battled the Detroit eleven put up and only an intense will to win carried them over the hurdle. This will to win, coupled with a ground attack that was devastating to the short side, carried the Packers from a 13 to 0 deficit to a 14 to 13 win that, once the Bays got to rolling, as as sure as death and taxes. The tide of the battle turned when Don Hutson, per his custom, used his speed to get in and block a Detroit punt, Lou Gordon recovering. Paul Miller wheeled around the Detroit right flank for six and then Eddie Jankowski, one of the most important cogs in the Bay machine, zoomed off the right tackle, and, aided by a death-knell block by Hank Bruder on the first Detroit man up from the secondary, and downfield blocking by Earl Svendsen and Buckets Goldenberg, who took out the last man, romped 31 yards for the first score and Twinkle-Toe Ernie Smith got the extra point. That score put fire under the whole club. It charged up the field only to have Dutch Clark, who played his great heart out trying to stem the tide, intercept a pass. Again the Bays got control and this time they marched 51 yards for the score, Clarke Hinkle and Miller doing the big damage. Hinkle went over from the 2-yard line on fourth down, splitting the Detroit right end and tackle as Hutson and Herman Schneidman put in some high class blocking on the line. Then Twinkle-Tie booted the game winning point. Just how much Jankowski means to the club is attested to by the two Packer touchdowns. Eddie made the first himself and while doing so gave Hinkle the vital rest that enabled the peer of all fullbacks to pace the attack that brought the second and game winning touchdown. Time was when Hink had to be in the battle most of the way and his play, quite naturally, lagged in the closing periods. But Sunday the Jank was the remedy and it was a strong, alert Hinkle that took over in the fourth period...Coach Curly Lambeau says the only time he can't get along with Eddie is when Eddie doesn't "play enough"..."Boy, how that boy loves to go," smiled Curly as he ruminated over the fact that fate gave him a chance to land the former Milwaukee Riverside High and U. of Wisconsin ace...Buckets Goldenberg is doing a great job at right guard along with Lon Evans...There's another lad with the will to win...Sunday he was a "fighting fool" out there...He was battling the Lions and the officials...and was blocking like the Buckets of old...The two Svendsens are also playing bang-up ball...Big George and Hinkle, the first line of defense in the secondary, made a bushel of tackles Sunday...As Big Lou Gordon, who's playing better than ever says: "It's great to have a big guy like George backing you up out there."...And another tackle who really came into his own Sunday was Champ Seibold, the Oshkosh giant, who got in as relief for Twinkle-Toe Smith and really messed things up with his angle-in charges...It was Champ's ace performance of the year and came right in the old clutcheroo...Both Bay passers, Herber and Monnett, were "off" Sunday - and that mean they'll most likely be hotter than a Chicago pistol next week.
PACKER FANS PLAN MASS INVASION FOR BIG GAME
NOV 3 (Green Bay) - Once again - for the first time since the All Star game two months ago - the professional football fans of Green Bay and Wisconsin are preparing to follow the Packers into combat. The occasion is the 38th meeting of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers at Wrigley field next Sunday afternoon, and the vital nature of the game promises to stir up a mass invasion comparable to that of last Sept. 1. By auto and by train, Green Bay's fans will start moving before the weekend, and will pile into Chicago with one goal in sight - to witness the first defeat of the season for the mighty Chicago team...RETURN SAME DAY: Two specially sponsored parties will leave Green Bay Sunday morning on two railroads, both returning the same day, and the majority of fans probably will take this means of attending the game, although a number will travel to Chicago Saturday to spend the evening in that city. The Carrigan Special, over the Milwaukee Road, will leave here at 7:30 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 11:45. It will leave Chicago at 6:40 p.m., getting to Green Bay at 10:59. The rate will be $3.95 round trip, effective until midnight Tuesday. The Du Chateau Special, on the Chicago and North Western Road, will leave at 7 a.m., reaching Chicago at 11:59, at Wilson avenue, located conveniently to Wrigley field. The return trip will start at 6:30 and will reach Green Bay at 12:30. The train will travel through the Fox River Valley area, and a number of fans probably will board it in Appleton and Oshkosh. The rate is $3.95, round trip. Both trains will serve lunches and refreshments en route...CAHN TO REFEREE: Officials for the game today were announced by Joe F. Carr, president of the National league, and are as follows: referee - Bobby Cahn, Chicago; umpire - M.J. Meyer, Toledo; headlinesman - Harry Robb, Pittsburgh; field judge, R.J. Ritter, Detroit. With the exception of Mike Michalske, assistant coach and guard, who has been in a Detroit hospital since the Packer-Lion game, the Packers appear to be in good shape for the coming contest. Word from Chicago indicates that the Bears also are in peak form for their most important game of the season. Only an earthquake will prevent the game form being a sellout, as tickets are evaporating throughout the Chicago section. If the Bears defeat the Packers, they will acquire practically a throttle hold on the 1937 Western division championship, as only a miraculous series of upsets would return the Packers and Lions to the status of contenders. Coach E.L. Lambeau revamped the Packers' practice schedule this week as a concession to colder weather. The team will meet at 10 o'clock every morning for skull drills, at which motion pictures of previous Bear games will be shown, and will work out at the practice field every afternoon at 2 o'clock.
PACKERS HOLD OFFENSE LEAD
NOV 3 (New York) - The first place teams of the two
divisions of the NFL are reversing the form of previous
years and shattering the illusion that the best offensive
units usually are the one at the top. The Chicago Bears,
undefeated pacemakers of the West, and the New York
Giants, leaders in the East, are the best defensive
teams, according to statistics released today. The
Giants held opponents to 893 yards and 30 points to
top the circuit in this department, while the Bears are
second in the league and leading the western teams
with 1,091 yards and 34 points registered against them.
CONTINUE TO RULE: The Green Bay Packers continue
to rule the league in ground gaining, with 2,119 yards,
and scoring, with 153 points. Pittsburgh is second in
ground gaining with 2,013 yards. Detroit is second in
scoring with 120 points, and Washington is third with
103, just two points ahead of Pittsburgh. A close fight
is being waged for forward passing supremacy. Washington is leading with 69 completions in 158 tosses for 43 percent. The Chicago Cardinals are second with 42 percent efficiency, and Detroit and Green Bay are tied for third with 41 percent. All of these teams are tied or ahead of the league record of 41 percent efficiency for one season.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 3 (Green Bay) - There's no place like home, particularly after you view the welcome sign on the mat at the University of Detroit stadium. They fixed up a cute gag in the program there last Sunday, for spectators to relax and read while the Lions and Packers did their practice flips on the gridiron prior to game time. The first page of the program, after the ads, was a feature story by George Christensen, veteran Detroit tackle, who took his undergraduate work with the Portsmouth Spartans back in the days when an invasion of Portsmouth by a Green Bay rooter was equivalent to a dress rehearsal of Japan's Shanghai calisthenics. "Cheese Champions", the article was entitled, and it reviewed the whole unpleasant business regarding that Green Bay-Portsmouth game of 1931, which never was played, and if you remember, never was scheduled. The words "Cheese Champions" were in the largest type available, and were unfriendly enough to fans who traveled many miles for the game, but the article was worse. It recalled the 1931 mixup accurately, and then put the 1937 Packers, who has nothing to do with it, on the well-known griddle. What happened, briefly, was this: The Packers offered Portsmouth a game at the preseason league meeting, but the Spartans weren't certain they wanted it. So the game was made optional for Green Bay - the Packers could play it or not, as they chose, at the season's end. The Packers won the championship in the regularly scheduled season and Portsmouth, seeing a full house and the chance to recoup their fading gridiron fortunes, set up a howl for the optional game. With everything to lose and nothing to gain by the contest, the Packers refused to take the trip and the battle was on.The Spartans poured it back on the Packers at Portsmouth the following year, but that's another story. "We had gone through a lot," said Christensen, "and it seemed unfair and unsportsmanlike to deprive us in an unjust manner of the things that we had worked so hard for...As the records will show, Green Bay remained adamant and the game never was played. The players went home that year sans money, sans the championship and very bitter about the cause of it." Now Portsmouth, that year, was like a good prize fighter, who might have stepped up to Joe Louis on the night Jim Braddock hit the canvas at Chicago, and asked: "Now, look here, Joe - you've just won the heavyweight championship of the world. You haven't taken off your gloves yet. You had a stiff fight, but you're a fighter, and here's a chance for you to do a very sporting thing for a member of your profession who hasn't been so fortunate. I have a wife and six kids at home, and not a dime in the bank. Here I am, all ready to fight. If you are a real champion, you can lick anybody in the world. Why not take me on for another 10-round fight right now, before all these people, with the championship of the world at stake? It's the only sporting thing you can do." Wouldn't Louis have leaped at the chance? Yes, the Detroit Lions, with a new personnel, a new coach, new sponsor, new city, fine playing field, excellent equipment and all that, still are playing that old 1931 game every time they meet the Packers. It's become a vital tradition for them, and whenever they see the hated name "Green Bay" tacked across a player's jersey, they clinch their teeth and growl, "Cheese Champions!" That's why the Green Bay-Detroit game has become the real "natural" of the Western division, and why the teams this season drew their largest home crowds against each other.
NOT MANY ALL-AMERICA MEN ON PRO LEAGUE HONOR TEAM
NOV 3 (New York) - This is the time of year when all-America gridiron choices are being considered in all sections of the country. Many of these all-America selections will continue their football activity in the NFL, hoping some day to make the all-league team selected each season by the coaches of the 10 clubs in the professional circuit. A survey of past all-league teams shows that many try hard, but few all-America choices find their way to the first honor team of the NFL. Last season only four all-America choices of other years were able to make the all-league eleven. These were Don Hutson, Alabama and Green Bay Packers end; Turk Edwards, Washington State and Washington Redskins tackle; Mel Hein, Washington State and Giants center; and Ernie Smith, Southern California and Green Bay tackle. Not a backfield man was among them. The seven not making all-America teams, but breaking in on the all-league team last season were Lon Evans, Texas Christian and Green Bay guard; Ox Emerson, Texas and Detroit guard; Bill Hewitt, Michigan and Philadelphia end; Dutch Clark, Colorado college and Detroit quarterback; Cliff Battles, West Virginia Wesleyan and Washington Redskins halfback; Tuffy Leemans, George Washington and Giants halfback; and Clarke Hinkle, Bucknell and Green Bay halfback...THREE FROM COAST: Three of these all-league men came from the Pacific coast, three from the East, two from the Southwest, and one each from the South, Rocky Mountain and Big Ten conferences. The team averages 206 pounds, and 6 feet 1 inch in height. Turk Edwards, 255 pounds, is the heaviest, and Clark, 182 pounds, is the lightest. Edwards, Evans, Hein and Smith are all six feet two inches tall, while Emerson, Hewitt and Hinkle all are 5 feet 11 inches, the smallest of the all-leaguers. Edwards, 29 years, is the oldest, and Hutson and Leemans, both 23, are the youngest. An interesting angle of the membership of the all-league team is that nine of the 11 men are married. They are Edwards, Evans, Hein, Hutson, Smith, Hewitt, Hinkle, Clark and Leemans. Only two of them have children: Evans, a girl, and Clark, a boy.
PACKERS OUT OF SLUMP, TO MEET BEARS ON SUNDAY
NOV 3 (Chicago) - So many factors enter into football that it often becomes impossible to single out the exact reason for success or failure. A case in point is that of the Green Bay Packers, defending champions of the National league, who meet the Bears at Wrigley field Sunday in the most important game of the professional season. Three months ago the Packers entered training for the All-Star game with a team that was expected to humble the collegians and continue on to its second consecutive title. Not only did its legion of followers confidently anticipate a triumph but the team itself viewed the situation with evident self-assurance and optimism. Then came the awakening. Green Bay lost. It also was beaten in the first two league games. The All-Star experience was a rude shock to the Packers' prestige. The other defeats, 14 to 7 by the Cardinals and 14 to 2 by the Bears, were serious setbacks in the pennant race, handicaps that appeared insurmountable. Few teams have been able to win the championship with two whippings recorded against them in the standings...THE PACKERS BOUNCE BACK: A defeat in the National league is the equivalent of a fourteen game losing streak in baseball. The Packers found themselves in the same position as a major league baseball team that had opened the season with twenty-eight consecutive defeats. Today, however, Green Bay is back in the fight with an excellent opportunity of qualifying for the league championship playoff if it can even its series with the Bears Sunday. What brought about this unexpected early season decline and the subsequent reversal of form? Why was Green Bay one of the most ineffectual unites in the league in September and the terror of the circuit in October? Football authorities place in two classifications, the tangible and the intangible, all factors affecting a team's play. On the tangible side, Green Bay's slump can be attributed to the loss of Arnie Herber and Bob Monnett in the All-Star game. Herber and Monnett are the Packers' two passers. Most of the champions offense, essentially an aerial attack, is built around these two men. With them out, opponents were able to move in to concentrate on running plays. The aerial attack ceased to be a threat...SMOTHERED? NOT QUITE: Herber and Monnett recovered in time for the Detroit game. Clark Hinkle, who had been hurt in the All-Star game and took sick immediately after, but who had played against both the Cardinals and Bears, was in shape for the first time when the Lions went to Green Bay. Eddie Jankowski, the former Wisconsin star, who was groomed to take the place of the retired George Sauer as the Packers' power back, began to acclimate himself to pro ball about this time. With Herber and Monnett in the lineup, the Packers again had their passing attack, a form of offensive without which no team can succeed in professional football. Thus reinforced by returning veterans and promising rookies, the Packers were ready to go. They trampled the Lions, 26 to 6, and have been going ever since. The Packers now were the ambitious, determined experts on inside football, who went through 16 games without a defeat and marched to the championship with a record of eleven victories, one defeat and a tie. They come to Wrigley field Sunday at the peak of their game. In the Bears they meet the only team at present capable of matching their superb offense. And they come prepared for revenge. All of which is amble reason for the expected turnout of nearly 40,000, a new record for professional football in Chicago.