PACKERS WILL LEAVE THURSDAY FOR EAST
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - A supreme effort against the
Chicago Bears bringing only a three-point defeat, the
Green Bay Packers started reforming their battle lines
today for their longest road trip of the season. The
journey, which will have as its first stop Philadelphia
and a Sunday game with the Eagles, when the Packers
will leave on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa. Keenly
disappointed at the outcome of Sunday's game, Coach
E.L. Lambeau's only comment regarding the future was
this: "We can't lose a single ball game from here on. If
we win them all, we know we'll be in."...NO PLAYOFF
TALK: Lambeau refused to comment on the possibility
of a Western division playoff, provided the Packers win
all the rest of their games, including that with the
Detroit Lions Dec. 3. "We're going to think about each
game as it comes, and forget about the championship,"
he said. The Packer coach believes that the Detroit
Lions will defeat the Chicago Bears Sunday. The Bears
were keyed to a tremendous pitch for the Packers, and
may suffer a letdown. Furthermore, their defense is too
weak to stand up before the crushing Detroit attack...
CAN'T LET DOWN: If the Packers let down enough on
Sunday to permit the alert Eagles to snatch a victory,
Green Bay's chances of its fifth National league pennant
will be pretty slim. As it is, the Bays have dropped from
their first place tie with Detroit. Larry Craig, blocking
quarterback who plays end on defense, did not return to
Central, S.C., after the Bear game as planned. Although
his sister still is critically ill, his family wired him to stay
with the team. If things take a turn for the worse, he will
be notified at once...INJURIES NOT SEVERE: In
practice today, the Packers did not appear to be
handicapped severely by injuries acquired against the
Bears. Most of the men who played showed scars of
the conflict, but all of them were able to run except one
or two, and these should be in shape for Philadelphia
and Davey O'Brien. While in Philadelphia the Packers will stay at the Walton hotel. They have four more games on their schedule, meeting the Eagles, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Cleveland Rams and Detroit on consecutive weekends.
FAINT HEART NEVER FOLLOWED THE PACKERS
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - Figures on the life expectancy of Green Bay citizens in relation to those of other like-sized communities would be definitely interesting. Especially if they were brought up to date to include the past Sunday. A community cannot live through many
house like those nerve-shattering ones during the Bear-
Packer game and come out of it with hearts which still
beat regularly and arteries which haven't hardened like
cement. The local fans who went down to Chicago for
the game went through enough. But it was even worse
on those who sat at home, shifted nervously from one
chair to another, paced the floor, smoked a package of
cigarettes and kissed all the children for good luck,
several times over. A man waiting a week in the death
house to take his turn in the electric chair never
suffered more than most Green Bay people hanging on
every word of the announcer to see if that Herber to
Hutson pass was miraculously "complete" or dreadfully
"incomplete". It's a good thing the Packers and the
Bears meet only twice each year, for every time they
play they take several years off the lives of their fans.
In fact we think Green Bay this week need a community
wide health clinic so that everyone who saw or listened
to that game Sunday can have his ticker checked.
CHICAGO BEARS LEAD IN SCORING
NOV 7 (New York) - The Chicago Bears have regained
the ground gaining leadership and increased their
scoring total to 200 points in the NFL. Team statistics
Tuesday revealed that the Bears have gained 2,650
yards, replacing Washington, which dropped to second
place with 2,303. The Green Bay Packers are third with
2,157. The Chicago eleven also is the first team to tally
200 points this season, thus exceeding its total of 194
points for the entire 1938 campaign. The Green Bay
Packers are second in the scoring division with 163 and
Washington third with 134 points in seven games,
compared to Cleveland's 140 in eight tests. Cleveland is
showing the way in the number of completed passes,
with 77 out of 167, while Washington's 57% efficiency,
the league's best, represents 59 completions in 108
attempts. A team record was broken for the fourth time
this season when Detroit kicked four field goals to
surpass the old mark of three by one team, shared by
New York, Brooklyn and Detroit. All told, 33 field goals
have been kicked in 36 games.
NOV 7 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Now that the nerves have
settled down perhaps it will be possible to review that
hectic 30 to 27 victory of the Chicago Bears over the
Green Bay Packers Sunday in Chicago. First of all it
must be admitted many mistakes were made by both
clubs, but you tell me where there's another team that could step in and take advantage of the slips any better than either one of last Sunday's rivals and I'll show you the best football team in the land. It was a battle of thrills, chills and spills; a gridiron feast for the offensively minded fans and one that kept every last mother's son - and daughter - among the spectators nailed to their posts until the Packers' dying gasp, a pass, fell into the arms of Joe Laws and Laws, in turn, was swarmed upon by a bevy of Bears. The first Packer touchdown was a gift. Joe Laws, on a return of a punt, ran 72 yards straight up the sidelines as the Bears, at least six of them, lined up and either waited for "George" to tackle him or shove him out of bounds or else waited for Joe to do what he usually does when hemmed in along the sidelines - step out of bounds. But this time Joe didn't step out of bounds and "George" didn't do his part so the Bears were left in the corner behind the W.K. eight ball. But the Bears, charging back on a downhill pull, proved just what kind of game it was to be by pushing over the tying marker in a hurry. They caught the Bays in a "let George do it" spirit of their own on the kickoff and the following play and it was all even - just like that. From then on it was dog eat dog, slug and be slugged, score and be scored upon grid feast that was so crammed full of action that fans were afraid to look at their scorecards to find who'd done what on the last play for fear they'd miss a touchdown on the next...PASSERS STAND OUT: Passing predominated - and don't think Mister Sid Luckman, the ex-Columbia great, can't do a smart job of chucking that leather around. He was great, a star who'll give Messrs. Sammy Baugh, Ed Danowski, Parker Hall, Arnie Herber, Cee Isbell, Ace Parker and any of 'em a battle for the day's honors on any given day. In retrospect I think he turned in the key play of the game - that third down pass to Manske after the Bays had forged into the lead by 27 to 23 with nine minutes to go. Seemingly trapped by a horde of Packer, Sid faded back and to his right. Keeping the icy coolness he had displayed all day he didn't become panicky, didn't throw the ball wildly into the arms of a Packer, but faded, drifted and just ran until he spotted Eggs Manske, the former Nekoosa, Wis., kid, and let go an unerring pass for a first down. (In lauding Sid for his play we must not overlook the fact that Eggs didn't stand out there as a spectator, but sized up the play, seized the opportunity and got into the open to take the pass.) That pass, on third down, was the Bears' life saver. Had it failed the Bruins would have been forced to punt and never would have had the chance to connect on the Luckman to MacLeod pass to the nine yard line from where they punched over the winning touchdown. Yes, Sid was great, but when you compare the passing records for the day the laurels must still go to Herber, Isbell and Hutson. Of course, there were other receivers, Laws, Gantenbein, Jacunski and Mulleneaux, but Don's still Hutson - the greatest aerial receiver of all time. The Packers attempted 32 passes, completed 15 for the enormous total of 298 yards and made three of their four touchdowns via the aerial route...PACKER DEFENSE FOOLED: On the debit side of the ledger, as far as the Bays were concerned was the fact that the linemen and secondary all too often were fooled by the Bears' fakes and were easy setup targets for their blockers who caught them drifting. This was true when Swisher broke through the center of the line for the first touchdown and true several times when the Bears faked to the left and then sent the carrier off the Bay backerup on that side of the line seemed to drift to his right and was caught by the blocker who got his angle and made use of it. On the winning touchdown drive from the four Osmanski took but two plays to put it over, going five yards around the Bay left flank and to the touchdown around the right flank. He was all alone, but because of beautiful faking on the part of his mates he made it. In all truth, the Bay defense did not look good on either play because, on the goal, it's still the best axiom for every man to see that his own territory is protected, to see his own job done well before going to the aid of some other sector. But it was a great game, evenly fought all the way and an offensive battle that will make the crowd want more. In spite of the errors it was great because both teams reacted quickly on each break. This was especially true of the Bears who seemed to react in a flash on an intercepted pass, punt return or kickoff return.
BELL DENOUNCES PRO TEAMS FOR PLAYING GAMES IN RAIN
NOV 7 (Philadelphia) - Bert Bell, president of the Philadelphia Eagles, yesterday denounced professional football owners for playing their games in the rain when they can hold games on other dates. Speaking at the weekly dinner of the Robert W. Maxwell Memorial Football club at the Warwick, Bell pointed out that several players were injured, one suffering a broken ankle, in the Eagles-Washington Redskins game in the mud and rain at Washington on Sunday. "Colleges have to play their games rain or shine, for they have no other dates to play off postponements, but in our league we could arrange for the change," Bell explained. The Redskins beat the Eagles, who have yet to win their first league game of the season, by a 7 to 6 score because Franny Murray missed a placekick after a touchdown. "Nobody could have kicked the ball across the bar," Bell said. "The mud was ankle deep when we scored and placekicking was almost an impossibility. But I'm not so much concerned about the score as about the fact that several players were injured and one of them sustained a broken ankle." Earlier in the season, Bell postponed the Eagles-Pittsburgh game scheduled at the Municipal Stadium two hours before game time after the weatherman forecast rain and there had been showers in certain part of the city.
HALAS LAUNCHES CRUSADE AGAINST ILLEGAL PLAYS
NOV 8 (Chicago) - George Halas, owner and coach of the Chicago Bears, launched a one-man crusade against illegal plays in the NFL last night after a jury of reporters and coaches had studied motion pictures of the Detroit and Green Bay games and concurred in Halas' opinion
that the two teams were guilty of unfair practices. Halas' charges
involved three pass plays, two by the Lions and one by the Packers.
In the case of the Lions, the infractions appeared premeditated.
Green Bay was indicted more or less on circumstantial evidence,
the jury admitting the possibility that a mistake in assignments may
have led to the infraction. "Permitting the use of illegal plays is the
most positive method of destroying professional football," Halas said
in announcing he would fortify officials in Sunday's game in Detroit
between the Bears and the Lions with all the evidence of previous
rules violations by the Lions. "The other eight coaches in the NFL
are just as smart as the two who are deliberately seeking ways of
beating the rules," Halas continued. "If these two guilty parties are
allowed to continue, the other eight will feel privileged to follow suit
and before long professional football will be a dead sport. Officials are
to fault to some extent for permitting the plays, but they are not to be
censured as severely as the men who premeditatedly fashion plays
beyond the limits of the code. Such methods not only are a
reprehensible practice from a business standpoint, they are a flagrant
disregard for all the tenets of sportsmanship." The play which caused
Halas the greatest concern was a twenty-seven yard pass from
Dwight Sloan to Fred Vanzo, which placed the ball on the 5-yard line
and set up the Lions' third period touchdown in a 10 to 0 victory at
Wrigley field two weeks ago. Lloyd Cardwell, Detroit right halfback,
quite obviously was assigned to block out Pete Bausch, the Bears'
center, who was backing up on the left side of the line. This is known as "picking off" a man. Bausch was assigned to cover Vanzo. Vanzo held up long enough to let Cardwell come over from his backfield position on a spread formation to take Bausch out of the play, then slipped out into the open to take the pass. The rules specify a fifteen yard penalty and loss of down from the spot of the previous down for any interference by the passing team beyond the line of scrimmage. Interference by the passing team is prohibited from the time the ball is snapped. In the case of the defensive team, interference is prohibited from the time the ball leaves the passer's hands. Enforcement of the rule in the case of the Lions' pass would have set the Detroit back to the Bears' 47 yard line with a loss of a down. As it turned out, the Lions were given first down on the 15 yard line. They scored two plays later. Movies revealed the second infraction to be even more flagrant, although the pass was not completed. It occurred in the first half. Chuck Hanneman, the Lions' right end, raced nearly thirty yards up the field from his position on the extreme right flank of another spread formation and threw a block at Bob Snyder, the Bears' safety man, going down in a heap with Snyder. It was clearly a case of "picking off". Like Cardwell, Hanneman made no attempt to get by the defensive man, eliminating the possibility that it might have been an accidental collision. Had Cardwell caught Darrell Tully's pass on this play, the Lions again would have been within leaping distance of a touchdown. The Green Bay play, which netted twenty-seven yards, was a question of the eligibility of Carl Mulleneaux, the receiver, if he and Don Hutson were on the line of scrimmage or of not having seven men on the line if hey were back a yard. Hutson left his left end position on the play and lined up beside Mulleneaux, the right end. A doubt was raised in the minds of the jury when the pictures revealed a very ragged line, which fell away sharply to the right of the center. It is obvious that Hutson was not on the line, but Mulleneaux also appears to be a yard back. The fact that no backfield man went up onto the line to replace Hutson made the play illegal on one of two counts. Halas and Assistant Coach Luke Johnsos protested the play at the time and also at the half.
GREENFIELD SHIFTED TO END FOR PACKERS
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers were all business today as they prepared to pack up their gridiron belongings and embark on an eastern voyage which will have Philadelphia as its first stop. The team leaves tomorrow afternoon on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa, and will arrive at Philadelphia late Friday, in time for two good nights of sleep in stationary beds. Tom Greenfield, who has been something of a problem all season because he is too good to sit on the bench and is only one member of a strong center corps, today was shifted to right end by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Greenfield, formerly a University of Arizona center who had high school experience as an end, has looked fine every time he has seen service this fall, but with two centers like Earl (Bud) Svendsen and Charley Brock ahead of him, the teams of duty haven't lasted long. The Packers have three right ends at present, in Captain Milton Gantenbein, who also plays left end, Carl Mulleneaux and Al Moore. Greenfield will be the fourth, which may mean that Gantenbein will be used more often at left end...SHOULD FIT IN: "Greenfield is a good athlete, and should fit in well at his new position," Lambeau commented. The Packer coach had nothing to say this morning regarding an article appearing under George Strickler's name in the Chicago Tribune, in which George Halas is quoted as assailing the use of illegal plays by the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. This silence on Lambeau's part was due to the fact that he hadn't had time before practice to read the article, but he indicated great willingness to reply to anything Halas had to say. Most of Strickler's article concerned allegedly illegal plays used by the Lions. Regarding the Packers, he said: "Halas' charges involved three pass plays, two by the Lions and one by the Packers. In the case of the Lions, the infractions appeared premeditated. Green Bay was indicated more or less on circumstantial evidence, the jury admitted the possibility that a mistake in assignments may have led to the infraction. Permitting the use of illegal plays is the most positive method of destroying professional football," Halas said in announcing he would fortify officials in Sunday's game in Detroit between the Bears and the Lions with all the evidence of previous rules violations by the Lions."...IT ISN'T NICE: "The other eight coaches in the National league are just as smart as the two who are deliberately seeking ways of beating the rules," Halas continued, "If these two guilty parties are allowed to continue, the other eight will feel privileged to follow suit and before long professional football will be a dead sport. Officials are at fault to some extent for permitting the plays, but they are not to be censured as severely as the men who premeditatedly fashion plays beyond the limits of the code. Such methods not only are a reprehensible practice from a business standpoint, they are a flagrant disregard for all the tenet of 'sportsmanship'. The Green Bay play, which netted 27 yards, was a question of the eligibility of Carl Mulleneaux, the receiver, if he and Don Hutson were on the line of scrimmage or of not having seven men on the line if they were a back a yard. Hutson left his left end position on the play and lined up beside Mulleneaux, the right end. A doubt was raised in the minds of the jury when the pictures revealed a very ragged line, which fell away sharply to the right of the center. It is obvious that Hutson was not on the line, but Mulleneaux also appears to be a yard back. The fact that no backfield man went up into the line to replace Hutson made the play illegal on one of two counts. Halas and Assistant Coach Luke Johnsos protested the play at the time and also at the half." Officials for next Sunday's Packer-Eagle game at Philadelphia will be the following: referee - W.G. Crowell, Swarthmore; umpire - Charles McCarthy, Germantown; headlinesman - Stanley Baumgartner, Chicago; field judge - Hinkey Haines, Penn State.
HERBER, HUTSON STEAL SHOW AT CHICAGO FANS' MEETING
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson and Arnold Herber of the Green Bay Packers stole the show at the weekly Chicago Quarterback club meeting following the Bears' victory over the Packers. Appearing at the Hotel Morrison under sponsorship of the Chicago Herald-American, Hutson and Herber spoke humorously and seriously, drawing an ovation from the capacity crowd, which set a record for Quarterback club meetings. Edward W. Cochrane, sports editor of the Herald-American and NFL officials, tell it like this: By Edward W. Cochrane: You've seen Arnold Herber of the Green Bay Packers heave a pass 50 yards or so, and you've seen Don Hutson, the shifting, running end from down Alabama way, catch the pigskin and dash for a touchdown. You've been seeing it for years, but you probably never heard, first hand, how it is done. Well, here's how they perform this difficult feat that has whipped many teams - most of them many times - in the NFL. You get this information now right from the two gents in person. They gave it at The Herald-American Quarterback club at the Terrace Casino in the Hotel Morrison. First, we'll give the floor to the man who catches the ball. This is the same gent who went with Ol' 'Bama out to the Rose Bowl a few years ago, caught Dixie Howell's passes and beat Stanford, 29 to 13. Out in the Golden West Hutson has been a very unpopular gent ever since."...HUTSON TELLS HOW: Answering the question, "How did you catch 'em?" he answered: "Well, there are two sides to that question. One is when you catch 'em and one is when you don't. The quarterback calls the play. You know you are supposed to get it. So you start down the field, and there may be several men between you and where the ball is supposed to be when you all get there. You run out and shift a little, then you shift a little again, then you fake a little, and then you look up, and sure 'nough, there's the ball. Then all you do is reach up and catch it and keep runnin', and then you have a touchdown. Simple, isn't it? The other side of the picture is when you're playing the Bears. You take your position on end and look up, and there is a big 230-pounder lookin' right down your throat. You shift a little and there is another one ready to eat you alive. Then you get by the line - maybe - and you start runnin' and shiftin' as you run to avoid those big tacklers, but sometimes you just reach up the same and there is that ball waitin' for you. Harry Stuhldreher tells you about tough assignments in football. He'd better add that job of playin' end against those Bears."...PLAY IS DISPUTED: Hutson, greatest pass receiver of all time, was asked about the play in Sunday's game when the Bears claimed Mulleneaux was ineligible to catch a pass. On the play, Hutson is supposed to drop a yard back, thus making Mulleneaux eligible - he being, then, on the end of the line. In this case it is necessary for one of the backs to go up on the line, because there must be seven men on it. The Bears claimed Hutson was not a yard back, and thus Mulleneaux was not eligible for the pass. Both sides claimed they were right. It is, and will be, a much disputed play. Fortunately, it did not cost the Bears a thing if it was illegal, because a moment later Luckman intercepted a pass and ran to the Packers' 6-yard line. Hutson was told that Coach Curly Lambeau has said between halves that the former was back a yard and that a back had gone up to the line, thus making the play legal. He was asked his version of it. "Well," said the former Alabama star, in his southern drawl, "Mr. Lambeau is the man who signs our paychecks, so if he says I was a yard back, I sure was a yard back."...SAYS HERBER GREATEST: Mr. Hutson then stated: "You can't be a great pass receiver without a great passer. Give the credit to Herber. He's the greatest passer, especially on long passes, that ever hurled a pigskin, and I've played with Dixie Howell and seen a lot of good chuckers in my time." Mr. Herber took the floor to answer the question of how he throws those long passes. "Well, sir," he began, "I take the ball from center, run back, turn around quick and let 'er go. When that ball sails through the air about 40 yards or so down the field, I look up, providing I haven't been knocked down in the meantime, and sure enough, there's Hutson right under it, reaching for the ball and his way goalward. Of course, you need nine men to keep the opponents away while you're passing. You can glimpse the opposition out of the corner of your eye breaking through to get you, and you sidestep a little, and then maybe three of them smother you. But you've tossed that pigskin in the meantime."...DON'T HAVE TO AIM: "Do you aim your passes," I asked. "You dont' have to," he said. "I just throw them as far as I can, and there's usually somebody waiting for them - and that somebody is usually Hutson." Some one in the audience asked: "What do you do if no receives is in the open when you try to pass?" "Well," he said, "in that case you just peel the ball and eat it." He was asked about "spot passes". "Passes made when you run up to the line and jump up and throw are spot passes," he said. "But not the long ones. We know who is supposed to be under those, and hey usually are." Herber says the longest pass he ever made went 75 yards in the air. Thar was in St. Louis recently against the Gunners, and Hutson caught it and dashed over the goal line. Maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea for the Cubs to sign this pair up as pitcher and catcher. If they can do half as well in baseball as they do in football, they'd be stars of the National league in no time. Hutson was asked if they were going to play any more in Chicago this year. "Yeah," he said, "when we play the Eastern winner for the league championship." He may be right. Green Bay is very much in the race.
FOR WASHINGTON GRID GAMES, NO POSTPONEMENTS ALLOWED
NOV 8 (Washington) - George P. Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, came out today against postponing professional football games because of bad weather. Postponement was advocated yesterday by Bert Bell, manager of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were defeated by Washington, 7 to 6, in the rain last Sunday...MUST BE PLAYED: "A ticket to a Redskin game," Marshall said in a statement," is a guarantee that the game will be played...Football is a robust game. It takes strong people to play it and stout hearts to watch it. The rule in our league specifically states that in order to cancel a game both teams must agree. It would not be fair to our fans if we allowed Brooklyn and Philadelphia to call off a game with us when a great number of people take the trips from here."
EAGLES READY TO GREET HINKLE
NOV 8 (Philadelphia) - Sunday will be more than just another day to Clarke Hinkle, who through three years of stardom in college and eight more as a professional footballer has already enjoyed many momentous occasions. Sunday is when Hinkle and his Green Bay Packer teammates face Bert Bell's Philadelphia Eagles on the Municipal Stadium gridiron in what will be very much of a homecoming for Clark. The Eagles will be ready to greet him. Philadelphia gridirons are not strange to Hinkle, since he was the ace performer for Bucknell for three seasons and as a collegian annually faced Temple up at the Owls' stadium. As a Bison he was a player much feared by all opponents, and for cause. In 1929 he tallied 128 points to make him the nation's leading college point producer in football...EIGHT YEARS A PACKER: Hinkle's eight years in the pro grid game have meant eight years with the Packers, to the mutual benefit of both player and team. Green Bay has always been one of the standout aggregations in the National League, the ex-Bucknell battering ram one of the loop's most consistent performers. In being the high scorer for his team last season, when the Packers won the western division title. Hinkle tallied 58 points and again was selected All-Pro League fullback. It was the third straight time he had been awarded that honor. Clarke Hinkle is everything a pro back should be - the dream of a pro coach and the exception in college ranks. For he is a line smasher, long runner, passer, punter, placekicker, blocker and powerful defense man - which just about covers everything a gridman could be called upon to do except possibly dropkick. The two teams didn't play each other last season and two years back they met in Milwaukee. The last time Green Bay and the Eagles met here was in 1935, when the Packers won by a 13 to 6 count - due mainly to Hinkle's versatility and effectiveness.
NOV 8 (Stoney McGlynn-Milwaukee Sentinel) - "We've set our goal and we're going to reach it." So said Richard Van Antwerp (Stuffy to intimates) Smith and Thomas Delancy Delameter Greenfield, line coach and center, respectively, of the Green Bay Packers between innings of the baseball banquet at Clintonville Monday night. "It's as simple as the A,B, C's," says the Redhead. "We talked it over with the boys and we've agreed that if we win our four remaining game we'll be in for the western title. The Lions have the edge now, but they still have to play the Bears, Washington and us, three of the tougher clubs, and our only out and out tough game should be that finale against the Detroiters. If the title depends on that game, you can take it from the ol' Redhead we'll win it." And Thomas Delancy Delameter, a rookie pivot and darn good one, proved he'll be an instant success in business life later on by "yessing" his boss in most approved and spontaneous manner...REPORT BONUS OFFERED: Because the cash and carry lads like the sound of the tinkle of the cash register they have a great incentive to knock at the championship door. In past years the split from the playoff game was always an added incentive, but this year there will be a definite incentive, if a report this department has received from its Green Bay operatives, but not confirmed by Packer officials, is true. According to the McGlynn Secret Service, Green Bay branch, the Packers have been offered a flat bonus of $500 per player if they win the title. And $500 ain't hay with the coal bills coming due. Why, a guy named Croker Kelly strangled a woman for one-tenth of that and hasn't had a coal or food bill to pay since. He probably won't for some time to come, either...DISPUTE COMING UP: While on the subject of championship playoffs it might be well to point out the championship game, if the Packers win the western crown, is not a cinch for Milwaukee was prematurely announced. Loop officials have not given consent to the switch from Green Bay to Milwaukee and there is a likelihood they'll veto it. This is especially true if the Redskins of Washington win the eastern crown. In that case it is likely league officials will demand the big pow-wow be held either in Green Bay or Washington. I don't know whether I like that "demand" or not, but George Preston Marshall, owner of the Redskins, has as much to protect as the Packers and certainly must be within his rights to ask the game be played in either Washington or Green Bay. When I asked Smith about the probability he denied Marshall was throwing a monkey wrench into the playoff plans here, but the G.B. operative still insists his information is correct and that if Washington is involved in the big tussle there is a better than even chance the game will be played where Hoover and his G-men can put the finger on Machine Gun Flash Herber, Gyp the Blood Isbell, Second Story Hutson, Buckets of Blood Goldenberg, Pickpockets Brock, Soft Shoes Laws and the other outlaws from the north...D.C. WEATHER BEST: Casting self interest aside, and the desire to see the fray played here, the cold fact remains Washington's climate is much more conducive to December football than either Milwaukee's or Green Bay's. The city where the fireside chaff emanates has almost ideal December football weather and would be the one city in the league where weather is most likely to be on the side of the teams - and good, championship caliber of ball. If New York wins the eastern title you can bet the game will be played either in Milwaukee or Green Bay - depending upon whether or not the Giants would sanction the shift to Milwaukee. If they won't, they'll play - and freeze - up along the banks of the Fox, because New York weather is no better than Wisconsin's and the Bays will never sanction playing the game in the Polo Grounds. But after all, it might be the best to await the time the Packers win the western title before getting all hot and bothered. We're too plump and good natured to work up a lather before the typewriter barrage really swings into action.