Cleveland Rams (1-2) 27, Green Bay Packers (2-1) 24
Sunday October 1st 1939 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - It must have been the same team which conquered the Chicago Bears, but 9,888 football fans found it hard to believe, as the Green Bay Packers absorbed a humiliating 27-24 spanking from the Cleveland Rams at City stadium yesterday afternoon. Their defense was sluggish and listless, their attack only momentarily brilliant, and their aerial strategy boomeranged under a stream of interceptions as the Packers fell victim to a pulverizing Cleveland counter attack in the second half, after leading 10 to 7 at the intermission. There is no disputing one fact - the better team won. No matter where Cleveland finishes in the 1939 standings, the Rams outfought, outgeneraled and particularly in the crucial final period outplayed the Packers as they snatched a victory few spectators expected them to attain. The Packers had their moments. They worked in close enough to the enemy goal in the first period for Clarke Hinkle to kick a 31-yard field goal, and early in the second period they struck again, taking advantage of a Cleveland fumble, recovered by Larry Craig, to send Joe Laws streaming around left end for a touchdown, to which Tiny Engebretsen added the extra point.
With 10 to 7 at halftime, they marched 68 yards with a spectacular short passing game to score again, Eddie Jankowski cracking the line and Don Hutson placekicking the extra point. Then, when Cleveland scored a second time to make the count 17-14, they executed a gigantic forward pass play, Herber to Hutson for 46 yards, the ball sailing 53 yards through the air to land in Hutson's arms as he drifted under the toss on the Cleveland 12-yard line. Two plays later Herber himself wandered through most of the Cleveland team, and when Engebretsen kicked goal, it was 24 to 14, looking more like a rout every minute. That, definitely, was all, the only other Packer contribution of note being a great goal line stand in the fourth period, when the Rams, leading by three points, bid fair to add another insulting touchdown.
Someone had said quite aptly that he who lives by the forward pass shall die by the forward pass, and excessive use of that vaunted weapon Sunday certainly set the Packers rocking back on their heels. Three times did the Packer backs, their backs to their goal lines, launch passes from dangerous territory, and three times did the alert Ram defense reach up to reverse the tide of battle. On each of these three interceptions did the Rams score a touchdown - so you can figure for yourself just how important they were. The Packers failed to give their passers protection at least halt of the time. On end runs, particularly those of Andy Uram, they contributed weak blocking. And as their listless attitude became apparent to their enemies, the Rams added a few inspirational touches of their own, took the lead, beat back every Packer counter attack, and triumphed. Now the Packers are out of the lead. Now they'll have to play football.
The Cleveland touchdowns looked awfully easy. The first one came near the end of the half, after John Wilson had intercepted Herber's forward pass and lugged it to the Green Bay 28-yard line. The Rams edged into the 10-yard stripe, and Jim Benton got loose in the end zone, accepting Parker Hall's short pass without a hand being laid on him. Chet Adams added the extra point. The second one was even softer. Vic Spadaccini had intercepted Herber's toss from deep in Packer ground, and the ball had been worked from the Packer 29 to the 18. Hall stepped back to pass, was rushed by Baby Ray, and broke away on a jaunt through right end territory that ended over the goal line, with the runner on his feet, unharmed and happy. Adams again booted the point, and that made the score 24 to 14, with the third period mostly shot.
Hall's brilliant passing led to the third Cleveland touchdown, with Drake scoring from the 2-yard line over right tackle, and Spadaccini missed the extra point, leaving the Packers in possession of a 24 to 20 lead which they promptly kicked away. Isbell, passing practically from his own goal line, fired the ball into the eager mitts of the ever-present Hall, who lateraled to Gaylon Smith, on the 50-yard line, and Smith got away on an excursion which ended 34 yards from the Packer goal. Hall resumed firing those passes, and seven plays later Smith slid quietly around left end to cross the line standing up for the touchdown which made the Packers a beaten team. The Green Bay corps was demoralized thoroughly from then on. They were back on their heels, and only a stiff stand on the goal line prevented Cleveland from driving home a fifth touchdown. The game ended with the Packers on the dead run as the Rams drove down toward a goal a last time.
CLEVELAND -  0  7  7 13 - 27
GREEN BAY -  3  7 14  0 - 24
1st - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Joe Laws, 1-yard run (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - CLE - Jim Benton, 11-yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - GB - Eddie Jankowski, 6-yard run (Tiny Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - CLE - Hall, 18-yard run (Adams kick) GREEN BAY 17-14
3rd - GB - Arnie Herber, 14-yard run (Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 24-14
4th - CLE - Johnny Drake, 5-yard run (Adams kick) GREEN BAY 24-21
4th - CLE - Gaylon Smith, 5-yard run (Kick failed) CLEVELAND 27-24
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Obituary: The Green Bay Packers collapsed just about 20 minutes before they died at City stadium Sunday afternoon. The big Bay football team, which just a week ago proved its mettle by tripping the Chicago Bears, was securely locked in the coffin corner by the Cleveland Rams. Dutch Clark's outfit, which played a comeback style, neatly wrapped the victory in a long, black box and left the 9,888 fans mourning in assorted parts of the stadium. The game proved a point that Packer coach Curly Lambeau made recently. He said that no team in the National league this year can be counted out before the last round. Evidently his comment of the midweek was taken as just so much conversation, for even the fans caught the football team's lethargy until some of Parker Hall's enthusiasm was captured. But proving Curly's statement about taking no team lightly was not the only thing that came out of the tilt. It showed at least a half-dozen other poignant facts. First from the Green Bay fans' viewpoint, was the guard play of Russ Letlow, the all-around play of Don Hutson, and the backfield play of Clarke Hinkle and Arnie Herber. If there was any Packers who weren't absolutely outshadowed by Parker Hall and his crew, it was that quartet. Baby Ray was pushing right along for his share of of whatever honors could be pulled out of the fire, but Ted Livingstone and Chet Adams, Cleveland tackle, were the best of a subpar game in the forward wall....LINES BOTH LET DOWN: Line laxities were especially apparent on two plays, each of which left to touchdowns. One was Hall's touchdown run for the Rams. The other was Herber's tally for Green Bay. So sure was the opposition of ball tossing that in both cases the defending teams were caught right back on their heels. And Hall and Herber, two fine football players on anybody's team, were quick to take advantage of the fact. Clark, who accepted victory just about as graciously as any Packer rival could, still feels that the Packers are a strong ball club - potentially probably the strongest in the league. But he is justly proud of his team's recovery, and repeated his assertion of last week that the backfield of Spadaccini, Smith, Hall and Drake will match any in the league as a unit. Hall, according to Dutch, lacks only one thing. He is not a driving runner. Still, he knows how to run, and where, so the drive may come later. Meanwhile, there is Davis, Drake and an unheralded rookie named Slovak to provide whatever extra punch is needed. Best blocking back to show here this season was Vic Spadaccini...HOWL PACKER LAMENT: While the wolves were howling the Packer death lament, Clark was surprised that there was no resurrection. "The Packers have the power," Dutch said. "Why they couldn't come back was a mystery." One reason they couldn't "come back" was a charging line, made up a few name players, which kept the Packers into a hole after Cleveland forged into the lead. Clark says that one of the things which beat Green Bay was a shortage of assets in the line. The other, as cited by the visitors and certainly noticed by the home folks, was the absence of anything resembling a pass defense. Cleveland line play topped that of the Packers, and with not more than a couple of exceptions the Rams were superior in pass defense. That, plus the brilliant offensive behavior of Hall, tells the story of the upset...MOST DESIRED PLAYER: Cleveland players as a whole pick Letlow as the most desired ball player in the league so far as their club is concerned. Tom Lipscomb, president of the Rams, admits that Cleveland needs another guard. His choice would be Russ, with no reservations about Danny Fortmann, Bear standout. After Letlow, Lipscomb's choice from the Packer line would be Ray, who very nearly was a Cleveland player two season ago. Lipscomb is a Vanderbilt alumnus, and he was gunning for Ray from the time he became had man in the Rams' front office. Outside of Clark, Lipscomb was the happiest man in Green Bay Sunday night. It was he who, before Dutch became the Rams coach, went into the league draft meeting last year and picked Hall as No. 1 choice in the draft. The Rams, from their position of a season ago, had early pickings, and there was an audible note of surprise heard around the conference room as some of the more sought after collegians were passed up by Lipscomb. Even more resonant was the gasps when he picked Gaylon Smith of Southwestern the second time around. Yesterday he saw his judgment justified by this pair of southerners...OFFICIALS ARE IMPROVED: Even the officials yesterday were impressed by Hall's showing. One, whose name shall be omitted for obvious reasons, said that Hall yesterday was the best back he had seen all season. That same official has viewed the work of some pretty fair country ball players to form a basis for that comparison. But Dutch Clark isn't certain yet that Hall rates the title of best. When asked, he smiled and said that among others, Hinkle still was a pretty good back for anyone's money. Jim Benton, the pass snaring end from Arkansas, says that from the defensive viewpoint Hinkle is the Green Bay running attack. He gives the boys some bad moments, mentally as well as physically, and just being in the game sets it up for the Packer passers. At least, that is what Mr. Benton has to say...DEVOTED TO COACH: Probably the most remarkable thing about the Cleveland gridders off the field is their great spirit, and their devotion to their coach. Bill Conkright, the red-headed center recently of the Chicago Bears, mentioned the team's spirit as remarkable even to him Sunday afternoon. Shortly after the game, George Dunstan, tackle obtained from the Chicago Cardinals, mentioned the same thing, and in an entirely different setting early Sunday evening Maurice Patt, who used to cavort for the Detroit Lions, said that he thought the single factor which contributed most to Cleveland's win was "spirit". All around the league they used to talk about the great Packer spirit. Could it be that the order changes? Or is it, as some towheaded sideline twirp bleated forth as he was leaving the park, "maybe they didn't eat their wheatamin tablets."
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Perhaps it will work out for the best, that the Green Bay Packers' myth of invincibility, which many of their fans were weaving around them, has been exploded before it's too late in the season to do anything about it. There was getting to be an attitude that the team was all-conquering, and that it could not play indifferent football - at least not enough of it in one game to forestall the desired victory. The Packers have given evidence of being a hot-and-cold football club - Perhaps they'll shake it, and perhaps they won't - but to date they definitely give the appearance of being a team which can play great ball when it feels like it, and which can look very bad when it doesn't. This, of course, is not a championship attitude, and the remaining weeks will be watched closely to see just how the team reacts to a  beating which was, at the least, very humiliating. If there was a fan present yesterday who is not prepared to vote Parker Hall, the freshman pro from Mississippi, one of the greatest football players in his experience, he must have dozed off for three or four periods. Just for fun, we checked through the play-byplay account of the game and found that Hall's name was mentioned a mere 51 times. In addition to carrying the ball on eight occasions, contributing yeoman service as a blocker, throwing 20 forward passes and compiling a punting average of 46 yards, Hall was everywhere on defense, knocking down passes (he intercepted the toss which led to Cleveland's winning touchdown), holding the ball for kickoffs and extra points, firing up the team with his blazing spirit, scoring a touchdown - and, yes, he even fumbled a couple of times. In short, he did everything and he bids well to become the back of the season in the National league. The Packers had no one who could match him, and when, bruised and battered, he left the field near the game's end, with victory accomplished, he didn't get half the hand he deserved...The 24 points the Packers scored against the Rams were divided among six different men, attesting to the Bays' scoring diversity, and made a few changes in the all-time Green Bay scoring list for National league competition. Clarke Hinkle's field goal was his 13th he has booted, and raised his total to 248 points. He is in second place, 53 points behind Verne Lewellen, the Packers' all-time scoring leader. Don Hutson kicked his fifth extra point, adding a mite to his total. He holds fifth place, 21 behind Johnny Blood, and has 203 points. Joe Laws accounted for his 11th touchdown as a Packer. It raised his total to 66, which is 10th on the big list, and gave him six points less than those of Hurdis McCrary, 1929-32. Tiny Engebretsen added two more extra points, his 26th and 27th, to his Packer total. He is in 19th place with 54 points, four less than Red Dunn, 1927-31. Eddie Jankowski's touchdown was his eighth as a Packer. He ranks 20th, with 51 points, three behind Engebretsen. Arnie Herber scored his seventh Green Bay touchdown, and has a grand total of 44 points, good for 22nd place, four points under the total of Myrt Basin, 1923-26.
OCT 2 (Kenosha) - The Kenosha Cardinals' debut in the American Pro Football league was spoiled by the Dayton Bombers here Sunday, 14 to 7. Dayton scored the decisive touchdown in the second quarter after the first period had ended 7-7. Rado passed 49 yards to Everhard, who galloped 12 yards to score. The Ohioans opened the scoring by recovering a fumble on Kenosha's 38. Rado passed to Kelly on the four, from where Clauss went over. Kenosha scored when Cherny
passed 19 yards to Borak for a touchdown. Obbie Novakofski,
former Lawrence college captain, starred for the Cardinals with
runs of 81 and 44 yards, but could not score. Dayton stopped
fullback Dan Koster three inches from the goal
line as the first half ended.
OCT 3 (Milwaukee Journal) - Mike Michalske, the old
Packer ironman who was recently added to the coaching staff
of the Chicago Cardinals, thinks there is entirely too much
fraternizing today among players on rival clubs in the pro league.
"If I have anything to say," Mike said Sunday in Green Bay,
where he was scouting the Packers for this week's game at
State Fair park, "we won't even stay in the same hotel in
Milwaukee where the Packers stay. I can't see guys on rival
clubs chumming around together the night before a game and
then going out against each other the next day." Mike may have
something at that.
OCT 3 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - And the Packers? They thought
they could take the Rams in stride. In that thought they were not
alone. For instance, this department had the same silly idea. A
gink by the name of Parker Hall, once of Mississippi, proved to
the Bays, the writer and some 12,000 fans that there isn't a
team in the pro league that can be trifled with. Mister Hall was
the master of ceremonies and he made the Big Bays dance to
his waltzes and aria-ls as the Rams rammed home a 27 to 14 win. True, the Packer line was about as late as General Pickett with its charge; true, the Packer blocking was about as effective as Uncle Seth's rheumatic steps, but the fact remains the Rams are nobody's pushover. They were good enough to trim the Bears twice last year and they've a much better club right now. However, the Bays played below standard and have only themselves to blame for the defeat that puts them back of the eight ball instead of the head of the parade. One thing, the defeat was a blessing for Milwaukeeans who'll see the Packers play next Sunday against the Cardinals. They'll be playing for keeps come 2 p.m. next Sunday. And woe to the Cards!
OCT 3 (Pittsburgh) - Johnny Blood today resigned as coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates professional football team in the wake of the club's third defeat in as many starts this season. His resignation was handed President Art Rooney a few hours after the Bucs suffered a 32 to 0 licking at the hands of the Chicago Bears in a National league contest...KIESLING MAY COACH: Rooney was expected to fill the place immediately, with the job likely going to Assistant Coach Walt Kiesling. Blood came here from the Green Bay Packers in 1937. The beefy Bears ran roughshod over the Pirates, with Joe Maniaci, former Fordham star, carrying over two of the five touchdowns. It was the ninth defeat for the Pirates since they won their last game, Oct. 3, 1938 against the New York Giants...ONE SCORING THREAT: After a scoreless opening period, during which the 10,325 fans saw the Buccos make their lone scoring threat, the Bears opened up. Recruit fullback Bill Osmanski, formerly of Holy Cross, made the first of two second period touchdowns, Edgar Manske, veteran end, the other. Freshman end John Siegal was the other scorer while Joe Stydahar, one-time West Virginia university star, and Jack Manders counted the two extra points. Chicago rolled up 18 first downs to 10, and gained 536 yards net from all sources to 134.
OCT 3 (Green Bay) -  A thoroughly chastened and angry Packer football team was back at work today, following their defeat by the Cleveland Rams, and several good, stiff sessions are in prospect before the squad tackles the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair
park, Milwaukee, next Sunday afternoon. Coach E.L.
(Curly) Lambeau announced today that Frank Steen,
end of Rice Institute, and Francis Twedell, Minnesota
guard, have been released. The Packers will leave for
Milwaukee on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa at 5:36
Saturday afternoon, and will make their headquarters at
the Schroeder hotel. The return trip will be made on the
same line at 7 o'clock Sunday evening. Officials for the
game, announced today by Carl Storck, will be the 
following: referee, Bobby Cahn, Chicago; umpire, M.J.
Meyer, Ohio Wesleyan; headlinesman, Irv Kupcinet,
Iowa State; and field judge, Lafayette Abbott, Syracuse.
Lambeau dismissed last Sunday's game briefly with,
"That game has been been played. We're concentrating
on the next one. Everyone knows that the Packers have
the proper stuff to win football game. Up to now, except
for one half of the game with the Bears, they have not
displayed the proper spirit. It was a different Packer 
team which met yesterday afternoon, and for the first
time this season the men appeared to have a serious
attitude toward the work which lies ahead." A publicity
barrage that echoed to all corners of the state followed
the Packers' dismal showing against the Rams, when
they had victory in their hands three or four times, and
dismally kicked it away. All sportswriters who saw the
contest were unanimous in declaring that the team's
attitude was listless, sluggish and in no sense indicative of a prospective championship...SEEMS JUST LIKE 1936: The situation now is much the same as it was in 1936, when the Packers absorbed a 30 to 3 whaling from the Chicago Bears, and looked terrible in getting it. The team recoiled from that humiliation to win the National league championship, but it hasn't won one since, and Lambeau is hoping that the Cleveland triumph will serve as a proper spur. The ticket sale, particularly in the Milwaukee area, is progressing at a lively clip, E.A. Spachmann, director of sales, reported. The sale in Green Bay also is satisfactory, and if the weather breaks properly, the Packers will in no sense be alone when they face the Cardinals.
OCT 4 (Green Bay) - Jimmy Lawrence, powerfully built back who has seen service with Texas Christian university, the Chicago Cardinals and the Washington Redskins, is on his way to Green Bay, and when he arrives here he probably will sign a contract with the Packers. Lawrence, who has performed well against Green Bay on more than one occasion, was the subject of waivers today by the Redskins, who has a surplus of capable backs, and Lambeau asked him to visit Green Bay for the purpose of discussing terms. He is a very good passer. Weighing 190 pounds, Lawrence was used as a tailback during the college days, and played both halfback and fullback with the Cardinals. Washington has a great assortment of men in the tailback position this season, and apparently decided to get along without the hard-driving Jimmy...SPIRIT FIRED HIGHER: The rest of the Packer news for today is much along routine lines. Lambeau continued to feel that the spirit of the team, which sagged to a new low ebb during the second half of last Sunday's Cleveland game here, is fired to a much higher point as next Sunday's game with the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee approaches. "Our team has not reached 60 percent of its expected efficiency," the coach commented, "but we are working hard, ironing out our many mistakes of the past game, and attempting to gear up on our offense and timing for the Cardinals. Our scout report on the Cardinal-Detroit game indicates that but for three costly fumbles, the Cards would have been much more in the ball game, and we know from experience that they will be tough against us."...AVOID MAJOR TRAGEDY: Since Cleveland beat the Packers Sunday, the Cardinals may regard the Bays as somewhat of fair prey, but the players themselves seem to feel that two consecutive defeats would be a major tragedy. They are in far better shape now than they were a week ago after their bruising conflict with the Chicago Bears and Lambeau feels that all of his men will be available for service against the Cardinals. Once the Cardinal game is hurdled, the Packers will have a two week layoff before they meet the powerful Detroit Lions at City stadium Oct. 22, and the coach will use the rest period to form his battle lines for a final decisive attack along the Western front.
OCT 4 (Pittsburgh) - Assistant coach Walter Kiesling today took over management of the Pittsburgh Pirates, insisting "our club is much better than its record of three straight defeats indicates." He signed a new contract to succeed his close friend, Johnny Blood, who resigned after the Bucs took a 32-0 whipping from the Chicago Bears...NO MAJOR CHANGES: "I plan no major changes in playing personnel at the moment," said the 270-pound Kiesling. "Naturally we will have to stand pat right now because we have the New York Giants coming to town on Sunday and we can't do any experimenting against them." Blood insisted he was through with football after a great playing career of 14 years on the big time but close friends predicted he would be back on the firing line before long. He plans to go home to his New Richmond, Wis., home within a few days.
OCT 4 (Milwaukee) - A new seating arrangement awaits football fans at Sunday's game at State Fair park. The field has been moved 50 yards north in order to take advantage of the better seats in the north stands. The new arrangement will permit the fair management to allow more room for each seat without loss of seating capacity between the goal lines. The field has a capacity of 24,700 under the new arrangement, with room to erect additional bleachers if necessary. Fifteen thousand five hundred seats are in the west stand, 6,200 in the east side and 1,500 in the north and south stands each. Although the fair management has had only a month to prepare the field since state fair, the turf has taken excellent root and will be in fine condition for the game.
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - Jimmy Lawrence, former Chicago Cardinal halfback obtained from the Washington Redskins, worked out with the Green Bay Packers for the first time this morning, as the Packer team put finishing touches on its training for Sunday's game against the Cards at Milwaukee. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced that Lawrence "looked good", but
whether or not the hard-running back will get a chance
against his former mates on Sunday was problematical.
He'll need a week of two to pick up the signals. The
coach repeated today that he anticipates the toughest
kind of a struggle against the Cardinals, who went down
to defeat by only 14 to 20 in the first league game of the
season here last month. Not only are the Cardinals
thirsting for revenge, but they regard the Packers' loss
to Cleveland as an indication that Green Bay is not the
team was supposed to be. If Cleveland can conquer the
​Packers, reasons coach Ernie Nevers, then why not the
Cardinals? The rugged Cardinal line, and driving Card
backs pack enough punch to embarrass any team, and
​Lambeau is fearful that his team may bump into another
upset, suffering its second consecutive loss. This turn
of events would put the Packer championship prospects
right behind the little black eight-ball. The team is in
good shape for the struggle, although two or three of the
men still are licking wounds acquired against the Rams
and Bears. Service of the new men at Milwaukee, the
coach indicated, will depend upon the trend of the
game. As yet, the veterans have had to carry most of 
the load, as the contests have been too close to permit
experimentation. Lambeau followed his usual custom in
not naming a starting lineup, but he probably will include
Buckets Goldenberg, guard, and Eddie Jankowski, 
fullback, both of whom are Milwaukeeans. Both have
been playing fine football to date, and their presence in
no sense weakens the team...PAST JUST A MISTAKE:
Jankowski, who had a mediocre season last year 
because of a head injury, is anxious to prove to his vast
Milwaukee following that the past was just a mistake.
He always contributes a great ball game at Milwaukee,
as does Goldenberg. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket
sales, has left for Milwaukee, after predicting that given
good weather, the largest Packer crown in that city may
be expected. Comparative statistics of the two teams in
National league combat to date indicates the men the
Packers must watch the closest. Sam Gee, fullback, 
has piled up the most yardage for the Cardinals thus far,
but Marshall Goldberg, former All-American from Pitt,
has the best average. The major portion of the Green 
Bay attack on the ground to date has been carried by
Jankowski, Cecil Isbell, Clarke Hinkle, Joe Laws and
Andy Uram, but Frank Balzs, the big Iowa fullback who
hauled the oval only twice, has the best average. Isbell,
Hinkle and Jankowski each has gained more than 90
yards, and all probably will break over the 100 mark on
Sunday. The No. 1 aerialist of the Cardinals is Jack
Robbins, the forward passer from Arkansas, who has 
fired 36 times this season and has completed 18 of his
tosses for a total of 233 yards. The only other Cardinal
who has done much slinging is Coley McDonough, who
has turned loose nine. Arnold Herber and Isbell have
done practically all of the Packers passing to date, and
Herber has tossed the majority, completing 21 of his 46
heaves. Herber's aerials also have brought the Packers
the most yardage, accounting for 350 of the 410 yards
the Bays have gained through the air. Bill Smith, one of
the best ends in the business, is the most efficient
pass snatcher on the Cardinal team, as the Packers
well know. He has caught six for 162 yards already this
year, and while Joel Mason, former Western State
Teachers star, also has baged six, his yardage total is
much lower. Don Hutson, as usual, leads the Packer
pass reception list, having grabbed eight for a total of
171 yards. Other leading snatchers are Hinkle, Isbell,
Milt Gantenbein and Uram. In all, passes have been
caught by 10 different Packers in the three league 
games this season. George Faust, former Minnesota
quarterback, and Milt Popovich, Montana back, have
handled lion's share of punting duties for the Cards this
season. Faust, with a 44-yard average, ranks as the
team's best kicker. All of the Green Bay punting except
for one kick has been done by Herber and Hinkle, with
the latter's average of 40 yards the best. Bill Smith is
the Cardinals' leading scorer, with 20 points. He is the
only Chicagoan who has counted more than a single
touchdown this season. Nine Packers have broken into
the scoring column, with Jankowski's 12 points, to be
counted on a pair of touchdowns, leading the team. 
Hinkle is a close second with nine points, achieved on a
touchdown and field goal and third is Tiny Engebretsen,
who has booted seven straight extra points without a
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - The cannonading on the Western
front has quieted down pending the current diplomatic
skirmishes, but there has been letup in the hammering
which sportswriters of Wisconsin and other provinces
have bestowed upon the Green Bay Packers since they
bowed in defeat - unexpectedly - to the Cleveland Rams.
A football team is in an extremely vulnerable position
regarding unfavorable publicity. If it looks good and 
pleases its parishioners with a well-deserved victory,
everything is serene, but when the touchdowns fall
harder, the boys in the press coop spare no adjectives
in describing the team's faults. During the past week the statewide publicity barrage has attempted to establish the facts that (1) the Packers looked terrible against the Rams, (2) they probably are a poor football team anyway, (3) perhaps they didn't want to win, and (4) why not clean house and fire everyone so Green Bay can get a fresh start? Now, the Packers did look bad against the Cleveland Rams, and an attempt to establish an opposite point would be silly. But it seems to this writer that several important points, some of them emotional, some physical, are overlooked by the boys who have placed the team on the pan, and lighted the burner. The assumption that the Packers are not a good football team - even a great one - can be made too lightly on the face of single defeat. Fans must not forget the 1936 team, which looked much worse against the Bears in losing 30-3, than the 1939 Packers did in dropping a 27-24 contest, and yet which rebounded to the league championship. Sportswriters - all of them - have a tendency to place too much value on final scores. The majority of men in the business were not football players themselves, or mediocre ones at best, and they are scared to death to admit that they are not all-knowing in any phase of the great autumn game. They feel they must appear to possess camera eyes, that they can see with infinite accuracy the exact work of 22 men on every play of every game. If a team is defeated, therefore, the sportswriter has only to say that the line play was bad, the forward pass defense weak, and cite several instances where players, under pressure of battle, should have done otherwise, and he proves his omniscience. He proves that he knows everything about football. Well, he doesn't. Big city sportswriters and country sportswriters do the same thing at football game that the fan in the back row does - they spend 90 percent of their time watching the man with the ball, and to cover their human inability to watch 21 other men and several officials at the same time, they shout out to their colleagues, when given a 75- or 80-yard run - "Did you notice the work of the defensive left guard on that play?" - "Did you see that Joe Splutz was doing there on the 40-yad line when the touchdown was scored?" They didn't and neither did anyone else, except the line coaches huddled on the bench, and the man that Splutz was slugging when he thought the field judge wasn't looking. To get back to the point - the boys have been attempting to recall all sorts of things they saw during the Cleveland-Packer game which indicate that the Green Bay ball club is, frankly, lousy. And they overlook the big point of the whole matter, which is - why did they look so bad? Are they just a poor team? Certainly not. They're a fine team, and a great bunch of men who feel far more deeply than any fan the humiliation of last Sunday's defeat. A former football player who has forgotten more about the game than this writer, or any of the others who were screaming murder from the press coop Sunday, has the answer. It's Lavvie Dilweg, once an all-America end in his own right, and he says, in effect: "The Packers, the Sunday before the Cleveland game, took a terrific physical bearing from a Chicago Bear team which used every method in the book to obtain a victory, and which failed. They were slugged, held, bruised and beaten in every way but the final score. During the week, they couldn't shake the letdown which fell upon them from that game with the Bears. Then they faced a Cleveland team which, despite the big names appearing on it, they were figured to defeat by a large score. No matter that their coach told them, they couldn't escape the idea that they were going to win, and win without putting forth too much effort. Then, they met too much Parker Hall. With one of the greatest individual performances ever made against the Packers, Hall helped keep them in the hole when they tried to rally, and an inspired Cleveland team stood solidly behind him." Three pretty good reasons for losing a football game. And every fan can be assured that, no matter what he reads to the contrary, the Packers are not a washed-out ball club, they do not require a thorough house cleaning, and they are far more desperately anxious to win the majority of their contests than even the most rabid fan could be for them to do it.
OCT 6 (New York) - Veterans of the NFL forged ahead of all but one rookie as Chicago Bears and Cleveland players continue to monopolize the race for individual honors in the third week of play, according to statistics announced today. Parker Hall, Cleveland freshman, holds his own as the leading forward passer of the circuit, while veteran Joe Maniaci, Bears, became the best ground gainer; Dick Plasman, Bears, and Vic Spadaccini, Cleveland, are tied in pass receiving; and John Drake, Cleveland, is the premier scorer. All veterans leading their respective departments have risen to the top for the first time in their careers. Most spectacular rise is that of Maniaci, in his second year with the Bears after two years with Brooklyn. In three previous year the Fordham flash was an inconsistent ground gainer...SMUKLER IS SECOND: Maniaci, whose nickname is "Maniac" because he is known to be wild, has run wild through three opponents for 250 yards. Dave Smukler, Philadelphia, is second in ground gaining with 190 yards. John Pingel, Michigan State all-America rookie with Detroit; Bill Osmanski, Bears rookie from Holy Cross, and Bill Shepherd, Detroit, follow with 159, 148 and 124 yards respectively. Hall has completed 32 out of 52 passes for 443 yards, an efficiency of 61.5 percent. He is the first freshman since Sammy Baugh made his National league debut who has been able to stay ahead of veterans two weeks in a row in forward passing supremacy, and is well on his way to eclipsing Baugh's league record for 81 completions in one season. Bernie Masterson, Bears, is second in passing and Jack Robbins, Cardinals, and Pingel are tied for third. Drake of Cleveland has four touchdowns for 24 points to lead the scorers. This is three more touchdowns than he tallied all last season. Maniaci is tied with Bill Smith, Cardinals, for second with 20 points, Plasman and Spadaccini are tied for first in pass receiving, with 10 catches each. This is two more than each caught all last season.
OCT 6 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - When the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cardinals meet Sunday afternoon at State Fair park stadium they will have behind them 1939 records in the National Professional league competition which favor the Packers offensively but give the Cardinals the edge from a defensive point of view. In winning two games against one defeat so far this year the Packers have scored a total of 59 points, for an average of 19.66 points per game. The Cardinals, in winning one game and losing three this season, have scored but 36 points, for an average of 9 per game. The Packers, however, have allowed three opponents 53 points, while the Cards have held their opponents' points in four games to a 52 total, giving the Cardinals an average of but 13 points scored against them per game and the Packers a 17.66 average. In their one encounter this year, a game played a few weeks ago in Green Bay, the Packers came out on the right end of a 14 to 10 score. The game showed that both teams use the forward pass to good advantage. The Packers scored one touchdown on a long pass play and set up the other with a pass gain. The Cards passed to near the goal line, where they plunged it over, and scored on a field goal. Experienced observers found the Cardinals even or slightly stronger than the Packer forward wall on that occasion.
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - Satisfied that his team had started to show signs of definite improvement, Curly Lambeau eased up on his Packers Friday in their preparations for the game with the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park, Milwaukee, Sunday. Lambeau has been pleased by the return to form of Cecil Isbell, whose passing so far this season has been below par.
OCT 6 (Milwaukee Journal) - Spike Spachmann, Green Bay's director of ticket sales, thinks Sunday's crowd at the Packer-Cardinal game here will set a record if the weather is clear. The advance sale is heavier than for any other game ever played at State Fair park. The record crowd of 15,500 was drawn at the Cardinal game here two years ago...Herman Schneidman, veteran Green Bay blocking back released the other day, has decided to hand up his cleats for keeps because of recurrent trouble with a leg he injured a year ago. He has returned to his home in Quincy, Ill.
OCT 7 (Chicago) - Thirty Chicago Bears will leave this morning at 11:40 o'clock after a short workout for Cleveland, where tomorrow they meet the Rams, conquerors of the Green Bay Packers in a NFL game. The Chicago Cardinals will move up to Milwaukee this evening for their annual appearance in the cream city against the Packers. Like the Bear-Cleveland game, tomorrow's contest will conclude the season's series between the two teams. After a secret workout in the 124th Field Artillery armory yesterday, Coach George Halas announced he would start the regular Bear lineup against Cleveland. The Green Bay upset has moved him to take no chances with the Rams, whose offense has been built into one of the most dangerous attacks in the league by Coach Dutch Clark. Green Bay will attempt to regain its winning form at the expense of the Cardinals by unleashing a pass attack. The Cardinal line has proved its effectiveness against running attacks by limiting the Detroit Lions to a minimum of yardage.
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - A foe they vanquished last month by the narrow margin of three points will come bobbing back against the Green Bay Packers at State Fair park, Milwaukee, tomorrow as they meet the Chicago Cardinals for the last game this season. The kickoff will be at 2 o'clock. With hundreds of Green Bay fans moving south for the encounter, and thousands converging upon Milwaukee from the southern Wisconsin region, it is possible that the Packers will play before their largest crowd of the season. They vitally need the victory to clamber back into the NFL's Western division race. The Packers are on the march. They left Green Bay on the Milwaukee afternoon, headed by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, and once at Milwaukee, where annually they play two league football games, they will entrench themselves at the Schroeder hotel...ANYTHING BUT CORDIAL: The Cardinals, at the same time, moved in on Milwaukee from the opposite direction, and while the players of the two teams may exchange a few casual teams may exchange the hotel lobby, their attitudes will be anything but cordial once they tread the turf of State Fair park. The Cardinals need a victory even more desperately than the Packers. They have won but one of their four games, and if the Bays humble them again tomorrow, they'll be useful henceforth only for their nuisance value. The Packers also must win, if they are to remain a contending factor in the Western division race. Right now they are tied with the Chicago Bears for second place, with the triumphant Detroit Lions riding the crest, undefeated and untied. Both Bears and Packers still have two games apiece with the Lions awaiting them, so the divisional scramble still is wide open and fuming. If the Packers are beaten Sunday, it will be turned over to the Bears and Lions exclusively, at least for a few weeks...FACE EXHIBITION FOE: The Packers will have two weeks' layoff from league competition after Sunday, but they won't be idle, for Oct. 15 they are booked for an exhibition appearance against the American Football League Gunners at St. Louis. The eyes of every Packer fan will be upon tomorrow's game, to see what else of football the Green Bay team decides to play. Except for the second half of their game against the Bears, and a longer period against the Bears, and a longer period against the Southwest All-Stars at Dallas, the Packers have come nowhere near playing the type of football expected of them, a point which Lambeau has made particularly clear since the Cleveland uprising of last Sunday. The only other National league game tomorrow which has a bearing on the Western division race is that involving the Bears and Rams at Cleveland. Whether or not the inspired Rams, who conquered the Bears twice last season, and already hold a decision over the Packers, can rise to the heights again is a matter of doubt, although the Bruins have had no experience yet with the versatile and talented Mr. Parker Hall, late of Mississippi and currently of Cleveland. The Packers will enter tomorrow's fracas in good condition, save for two or three men who were battered the worst in the last two games. The contest will be broadcast over both WTAQ, Green Bay, and WTMJ, Milwaukee, with Russ Winnie at the microphone.
OCT 8 (Chicago) - Four games, three of which have a bearing on second place in the eastern and western divisions, compose the National league schedule today with the Bear-Ram contest in Cleveland and Brooklyn's visit to Washington heading the card. The Cardinals make their annual pilgrimage to Milwaukee to oppose the Packers and over in Pittsburgh the Pirates, ready for their first start under a new head coach, Walter Kiesling, tackle the champion New York Giants...BEARS HAVE MISGIVINGS: The Bears invade Cleveland with some misgivings. They are not exactly sure of what they are getting into. They received a scare from the Rams in the opening game of the season and were forced to rally to win, 30 to 21. Last week the Rams took the powerful Packers apart in registering a surprising 27 to 24 triumph, and this, plus the Bears' experience in Cleveland last fall, has left the Bears slightly apprehensive. Before quitting the city yesterday, Coach George Halas said he would not risk a shock troop strategy and would start his best combination against Parker Hall, Gaylon Smith, Johnny Drake and company. Halas was particularly concerned over the passing of Hall, a freshman from Mississippi who has taken the lead among National league passers with a percentage of nearly 60 percent completions. Hall has been one of the sensations of the season. He came north from Mississippi in August to join the Chicago Tribune's All-Star squad, but after announcement of his arrival he dropped from notice because of an infection that prevented him from taking much part in preparation for the game against the Giants. By the time Cleveland was ready to open its season, the infection had cleared up and Hall immediately took over the regular tailback assignment...HALL IMPROVES GRADUALLY: Rounding out a quartet of 200 pounders, all of whom are fast and three of whom are triple threat men, Hall improved gradually until last week in Green Bay he climaxed his brief professional experience with the outstanding performance in Green Bay history. He threw an eleven yard pass, ran eighteen yards for another touchdown, and pitched a series of passes to set up two other scores. All told, he threw twenty passes and completed thirteen. Seven of the completions were consecutive. The Bears' regular line and first string backfield of Bernie Masterson, Ray Nolting, Joe Maniaci and Bob Swisher will start the game with orders to treat the Rams like Packers. Later in the game Bob MacLeod, Dartmouth's great halfback, who signed a contract only last week, will get a chance to oppose the Rams, and Halas also will use his other star rookies, Sid Luckman, Bill Osmanski and Billy Patterson. But at the outset he will trust no one except his best...PACKERS WANT THIRD VICTORY: Green Bay, rudely awakened by the Rams' defeat, will be after its third victory in an attempt to remain tied for second place in the western division should the Bears win. On the basis of previous results, including their 14 to 10 victory over the Cardinals, the Packers are the favorites. The Cardinals, however, sometime may stop fumbling away scoring chances and bring their offense up nearer the level of their defense. If today should be the day, Green Bay again my find itself faced with a major task.  Washington, undefeated, although it has a tie against it, must defeat Brooklyn to remain tied for the eastern division lead with the Giants, who are overwhelming favorites against the Pirates. A Brooklyn victory will lift the Dodgers into second place and drop the Redskins to third. Brooklyn counts on a better line to turn back the Redskins, who were held to a scoreless tie by the Giants last week...PIRATES TO TRY NEW START: Pittsburgh, beaten in its three starts in a yield of 54 points, will attempt to make a new start under Kiesling, who succeeded Johnny Blood as head coach after the Bear game last Monday. The change may fire the Pirates sufficiently to press the Giants, but it is not likely that it will left them enough to spring an upset. The Giants, however, were badly crippled at Washington last week, and will be without Nello Flaschi, Ken Strong and the first string fullback, Leland Shaffer. But there is always Tuffy Leemans.
OCT 8 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Marshall (Biggie) Goldberg is coming to town Sunday and hopes to make the Green Bay Packers wish he hadn't. The former ace of the Pitt Panthers will be here as the main cog in the
OCT 5 (Green Bay) - The game between the Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers at State fair park, Milwaukee, next Sunday afternoon will enable Green Bay fans to find out just what kind of a ball team they have. The authority for that statement is Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, who is expecting the toughest kind of an engagement with the Cardinals, a squad the Packers nosed out here, 14 to 10, in their National league inaugural. Lambeau also announced that the Packers will travel to St. Louis Sunday, Oct. 15, to meet the Gunners of the American Professional league, in an exhibition game. Oct. 15 is an open date on the Green Bay league schedule...TEST NEW MATERIAL: "Because our league games to date have been extremely stiff competition," Lambeau said, "there have been a number of new men - practically a complete team - who have seen little action. We cannot afford to experiment with new talent, and run the risk of losing games, when the scores are close, and yet we are anxious to test our new players under fire." With this idea, the St. Louis game was scheduled. It will give, the coach added, such men as Larry Buhler, Frank Balazs, Al Moore, Dick Weisgerber and Warren Kilbourne a chance for extensive action. At the moment, Lambeau's chief concern is the game with the Cardinals Sunday. The Packers will leave Saturday afternoon and will stay at the Schroeder hotel during their sojourn in Milwaukee...CARDINALS ARE TOUGH: "We know the Cardinals will be a tough assignment," he said. "They are all hopped up for this game, believe we have been softened up by the Cleveland Rams, and are prepared for their best showing of the season. Our team seems to be coming around satisfactorily since its beating from Cleveland, and the men want to win. We'll find out Sunday just what kind of a ball club we really have." Jimmy Lawrence, hard-running and accurate passing halfback who was cut loose by the Washington Redskins, and who may sign with the Packers, has not arrived yet, but he will discuss terms with the coach as soon as gets here. The Packers are in good shape for their Milwaukee invasion, and will be gunning for their fifth straight victory over the Cardinals.
OCT 5 (Kenosha) - Scheduled to encounter the St. Louis Gunners in Lake Front stadium here Sunday in their second American Pro Football league tilt after losing, 14 to 7, to the Dayton, O., Bombers last week, the Kenosha Coopers will be bolstered at a guard berth by the addition of John Biolo, 195, formerly of Lake Forest college. His home is at Ironwood, Mich. Biolo, given rating by many critics who selected the 1938 small college all-American team, was recently cast adrift by the Green Bay Packers, and he comes recommended to the Coopers by Coach Curly Lambeau. Weenie Wilson, dashing halfback formerly of Dubuque, Ia., who barely missed the grade with the Packers and was given his release by Lambeau with Biolo when the player limit was adjusted, is also expected to be signed before the week is over. Coach John Reis also stated he was about to close terms with a clever quarterback, the spot that was weak in the pro debut against Dayton.
OCT 5 (Green Bay) - Well to keep in mind as the Packers prepare for their duel to the death with the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee Sunday are the words of Ernie Never, coach of the Cards. When the first Packer-Cardinal game here a few weeks ago ended in a 14 to 10 win for the Packers, Never said, "I still think we have the better ball club...Outside of two long passes and a prayer, what have you (the Packers) got?" Subsequent events cleared up any doubt that may have existed about the Packers having nothing than aerials and a request for Divine aid. In fact, there was plenty out there in Packer uniforms during the Cardinal game to make Mr. Nevers' remark sound a little silly. But the earlier part of Nevers' statement may have more importance to Packers and their followers...SURE OF OWN TEAM: Whatever Nevers felt about the Packer strength, it is certain he was sure of his own team's greater power. Charles Bidwell, owner of the club, had the checks handy and Nevers came up with practically a handpicked ball club. True, it is has been slow in starting, but both the coach and the owner expected that. "We have a coming ball team," has been their chant ever since the season started. In some ways their attitude has been similar to that of Dutch Clark at Cleveland. He too felt that his backfield in particular was going to make things uncomfortable for someone as soon as it began to click. It did....NO CALAMITY HOWLING: These coaches are doing no calamity howling. They insist the strength is here - and soon to be realized. Clark proved to be correct about the Rams. Outside of beating the Packers by 27 to 24, the backfield he says is the best in the league ran up 14 first downs against the Packers. That was four more than the Bears' powerhouse could amass against Green Bay, and three more than the Cards could account for. After losing three out of four starts, it is difficult to believe that the Cardinals are a better team than anyone except Pittsburgh, which was their lone victim. Still, Packer coach Curly's oft-repeated "no team in the league can be taken lightly this year" will be worth just as much consideration on the coming weekend as it was on the last. This time it is a strong forward that is proffered as something akin to the Maginot line with Green Bay will contend with. Through the big Bear line, not including forward passes, the Packer backs picked up 173 yards. Through the stubborn Cleveland line the total yardage was 104. But the Cards held the Packer running attack to a mere 94 yards through the line...MAY BE VULNERABLE SPOT: Perhaps Nevers found basis for his crack about the Packers depending too strongly on passes in the fact that eight completed against his team accounted for 174 yards. Possibly this may prove the Cardinals' vulnerable spot again. And it may be, as is so often the case, that these figures mean little or noting in comparing team strength. However, Nevers will be looking for a win next Sunday, and no team in the league has given the Packers a greater tussle when the chips have been down. In 1935, with their team of little league significance otherwise, the Cards beat the Packers three times to cut Green Bay out of the Western division title. The games that decided the pennant - which went to Detroit by virtue of the Packers' loss - was the last of the season. A disputed Ade Schwammel field goal, called wide, gave the Cards' a 9 to 7 victory. There's always an out. If the Packers lose, you can bet that the Cards are going to give the Bears and Cleveland an awful struggle to make the championship more wide open than ever before. But who said the Packers are going to lose? Not this corner.
OCT 5 (Milwaukee Journal) - If hard work will do it, the Packers who face the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park, Milwaukee, Sunday afternoon will be a far different team from the one that couldn't intercept a pass last week and lost a 27-24 heartbreaker to the Cleveland Rams. Not in a long time has a Green Bay team been driven as hard in preparation for a game as this one has been this week. Thoroughly disappointed in the showing last Sunday, Lambeau has been taking it out on the boys all week, and Thursday admitted he thought it was beginning to show results. Green Bay will go into Sunday's game with all the best of it in offense off the record of the games played so far, but all the worst of it in defense. In three games, two of which they have won, the Packers have averaged 19.66 points a game. In four games, three of which they lost, the Cardinals meanwhile have averaged only nine points a game. It becomes a different story, however, when you consider defense. In three games the Packers have allowed the enemy 17.66 points a game, and in four games the Cardinals have allowed their opponents only 12. Bobby Cahn, veteran National league jumping jack, has been named referee by President Carl Storck. Morris Meyer, Irv Kupcinet, and Lafayette Abbott will work with Cahn. Lambeau announced Thursday morning that the Packers would fill their open date October 15 with an exhibition game against the St. Louis Gunners in St. Louis.
Chicago Cardinals' attacking machine, a machine that is expected to raise havoc with what title hopes the Packers still retain following their defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Rams last week. They'll clash at 2 p.m. at State Fair park. Earlier in the season the Packers hung up a 14 to 10 victory over Ernie Nevers' team, but save for a fine second half against the Chicago Bears, the Packers have done little since and the Cardinals have been coming along at a nice clip. They expect a triumph, but if reports from Green Bay are true, and I believe they are, they'll be facing the Packers with the Lambeaumen at their peak. The upset at the hands of the Rams left little for the Packers to do but to go out and start playing football the way they can. All week long Lambeau and Assistant Coach Red Smith have been driving the club and, for the first time this year, believe the eleven will be clicking as a unit. Blocking and tackling, weaknesses that have cropped out from time to time this season and stayed with the club all through the Cleveland debacle, have been ironed out and the Bays, while expecting a hard battle, predict they'll win by a bigger margin than was the case in the earlier meeting at Green Bay. Goldberg is not expected to start for the Cards, but will get into action on short notice if the Chicago eleven gets down around the pay dirt. The former Panther and Agee, fullback, are the Cards' best runners and Biggie is usually held out so he can observe the opponents in action or until he's needed for the clutch. A former Cardinal back, Jimmy Lawrence of Texas Christian, has been picked up by the Bays following his release by Nevers and may seem some action against his old mates. For the most part Lambeau will call upon veterans for his starting lineup with Larry Craig, blocking half and defensive end, and Tom Greenfield, rookie center from Arizona, being the only newcomers likely to get the starting call. Craig alternates with Hutson at end and halfback, playing end on defense and halfback on offense, with Hutson, the most feared pass snatcher in the loop, being saved as much as possible for the offensive aerial game.
OCT 8 (Milwaukee Journal) - Still feeling the sting of last week's unexpected defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Rams, the Packers came to town Saturday night for Sunday's game with the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park with one thing, and one alone, in mind. They want some balm. Not in a long time has any licking hurt as much as last week's. It wasn't exactly the licking itself, although that was bad enough; it was the way the licking occurred. Cleveland tried 23 passes, completed 15 and did not have one intercepted. After such a performance only a decisive victory Sunday will let the boys feel good again. If such a thing as overconfidence ever hung over the team, the defeat a week ago dispelled it. The team that came to town Saturday night was an entirely different team from the one that awaited the other games this fall. The boys at last did not feel that their reputations were enough to win. It will be the second meeting of the season with the Cardinals and may very well become the crux of Green Bay's campaign. A victory, and the Packers with a standing of three wins and one defeat will still be in the thick of the fight. A defeat, and they can almost count themselves out, with the tough row that lies ahead. Green Bay won the first game at Green Bay three weeks ago, 14 to 10. One of the largest crowds that has ever seen the Packers perform here seem assured Saturday night. The advance sale is the heaviest the Packers have ever had for any of their games here, and with a clear day Sunday the sale at the gate may well swell the attendance to 17,000 or 18,000. The top attendance was drawn at the Cardinal-Packer game two years ago. The revamped arrangement at State Fair park permits seating 24,000. The game will give Milwaukee fans their first opportunity to see several highly touted newcomers in Packer spangles - Larry Buhler of Minnesota, Larry Craig of South Carolina, Tom Greenfield of Arizona and Frank Balasz of Iowa, among others. On the Cardinal side, it will also give them a chance to see one of the most publicized college men of recent year, Mad Marshall Goldberg of Pitt.