bucket." He paused as he recalled the struggles of those early days. "That's all there was to it," he said. His voice took on a note of firmness that pointed out the key to the driving force that has turned the team into a major enterprise. "Then," he said, "we were ready to meet all comers."
POTSY CLARK DEMANDS VICTORY OF DODGERS
NOV 16 (Travers Island) - Potsy Clark, the talkative Brooklyn coach, has started to spout forth, when he came to bat with the story in the Brooklyn Eagle saying if the Dodgers didn't beat the Green Bay Packers he would turn over his coaching reins to Shipwreck Kelly, crutches and all. It was the prevailing opinion along Football Row in Manhattan that the 42-0 licking handed his club last Sunday, by George Preston Marshall's Washington Redskins was enough to keep Potsy quiet for the rest of the season. But this one Mr. Clark, from Portsmouth, Detroit, Brooklyn and other places, doesn't appear to know when it's best to act like a clam...KERCHEVAL WAS OUT: According to Potsy, the main reason why his team got walloped last Sunday was the fact that Ralph Kercheval, kicker extraordinary, and sparkplug deluxe, was on the sidelines with a troublesome charley horse. The fleet halfback from Kentucky will start against the Packers and Potsy asserts that he will be the balance of victory. Down along Broadway, the odds are top heavy on Green Bay and some of the scribes suggested to Mr. Clark that if he wanted to get his winter's coal, he might lay a few dollars on Brooklyn's chances. But Potsy couldn't see it that way. He said he never bet on anything except the sun coming up in the morning. Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers is doing everything possible to curb Old Man Over-Confidence. Repeatedly has has told his players that Brooklyn will be plenty tough this Sunday when the whistle blows at 1:15 p.m., Green Bay time...GEARING UP CLUB: The Packer pilot is doing everything under the sun to get his club up to a high pitch for the weekend fracas as Ebbets field. This training sport at Travers Island is ideal for the footballers, and Trainer Dave Woodward grins from here to there when he's asked about the condition of his burly Badgers. "If they aren't right after the food and sleep they are getting here," Woodward said, "they never will be. Aside from Pete Tinsley, who is recovering rapidly from a pulled muscle in his leg, and Ernie Smith, who is on the shelf with a stomach ailment, the squad is in the pink and we should be right with a capital R this Sunday." For the first time in more than six weeks the Packers practiced twice, when in the morning they went through their stunts for the news photographers, who snapped them from every angle. After dinner the team returned to the practice field, all togged our in equipment for heavy going, and they scrimmaged for over an hour. This was aimed to sharpen up the tackling and blocking which wasn't up to the Packer standard in the tilt at Philadelphia against the Eagles...SCRIBES ASK QUESTIONS: Among the well-known New York sports scribes who saw the Packers work out on Wednesday and then dined at the athletic club as guests of Coach Lambeau were Tom Meany of the World-Telegram, Sid Feder of the Associated Press, Bill Taylor of the New York Herald-Tribune, Gene Ward of the Daily News, Louis Effrat of the New York Times, Frank Murphy of the New York Post, Pat Gannon of the Milwaukee Journal and Bill Abbott, publicity director for the NFL. The sport scribes, after finishing their ice cream and coffee, hurled a barrage of questions at Lambeau about Green Bay, the Packers, and football in general. Lambeau proved to be a first class witness and he fully explained the Green Bay situation from top to finish. Denny Shea, business manager for the Brooklyn club, is beginning to smile again as the advance ticket sale for the Dodger-Packer game is exceeding his farthest expectations. According to Shea if Old Sol is out in his glory Sunday, Ebbets field will be jammed to the doors, and once again the Green Bay club will live up to its reputation of "packing 'em in."...KICKING UP INTEREST: The New York Giant management is doing everything possible to kick up some interest over the
weekend appearance of Pittsburgh at the Polo grounds but it's tough sledding, Tim Mara and his associates admit. The Packers have a following among the pro football fans of New York, as Notre Dame has with the rah-rah enthusiasm of the metropolis. However, Mister Football Spectator along the Great White Way is a very cagey sort of an individual, and he generally picks the best attraction. Consequently there should be a bigger crowd at Ebbets field than in the shadows of Coogan's bluff. According to present plans, Lambeau and Co. will move in from Travers Island early Saturday morning and again set up their headquarters at the New Yorker, which is quite some hotel in more ways than one. The majority of the players plan to attend the game at the Polo Grounds in the afternoon between Fordham and the Galloping Gaels of St. Mary's from the Pacific coast. Jimmy Crowley, the Rams' coach, one of Green Bay's own and a Packer alumnus, has invited the Badger squad to be his guests at the intersectional contest. Some of the other players may see Tulane battle Columbia at Baker field.
HENDERSON ASSERTS CLARK'S GAME ATTITUDE
IS NOT FAIR
NOV 16 (Detroit) - Gus Henderson, coach of the Detroit
Lions, today branded as "insincere ballyhoo" attempts
to put Dutch Clark, coach of the Cleveland Rams, on a
player basis for Sunday's NFL encounter between the
teams at Cleveland. "Cleveland certainly selected an
odd time to ask that Clark be reinstated as a player,"
Henderson told his squad after reports were published
quoting Thomas E. Lipscomb, Cleveland president, as
saying the Detroit club was assuming the "unfair
attitude"...ONLY TWO GAMES: Pointing out that Clark
played in only two games while serving as coach of the
Lions last year, Henderson asserted there was nothing
unfair in the ruling of President Carl Storck of the NFL
that as a play Clark still belonged to Detroit. "Under
league rules I might go out and hire Parker Hall (the
Cleveland star passer) as my backfield coach for next
season," Henderson said. "But if I had a game coming
up with the Rams do you suppose Cleveland would
allow him to play with us without demanding some
adequate compensation?" Henderson contended that
Cleveland officials were trying to picture Detroit as
"unfair" in order to key up the Rams and lend a "grudge
battle" aspect to help the gate.
HUTSON SECOND FOR RECEPTION
NOV 16 (New York) - Davey O'Brien, the country's
outstanding college football player last season, who the
critics said was too light to withstand the bruising game
of the professionals with the Philadelphia Eagles,
dramatically wrote his name in the NFL record books
last Sunday by completing 19 passes against the
Green Bay Packers, four more than the previous mark
in one game, held by Pat Coffee, Cardinals, in 1937,
and tied by Ace Parker, Brooklyn, this season. Up to
Sunday L'il Davey, weighing only 150 pounds, stood
tenth in the league's list of completions, but today has
the fourth highest number of completions and has the
best efficiency among the four leaders. His season's
record is now 43 out of 91 for 47 percent..FARKAS TIES
RECORD: Another league record was tied by Anvil
Andy Farkas, Washington, when he boosted his season
touchdown total to nine, equaling the mark made by
Don Hutson in 1936 and again in 1938. His season's
scoring record is 55 points, shunting John Drake,
Cleveland, with 48 points, from the leadership he held
for the past month. Bill Osmanski, Chicago Bear rookie,
finally overtook teammate Joe Maniaci for ground
gaining honors with 603 yards, a total which exceeds
that made by Whizzer White in winning the title last
year. Parker Hall, Cleveland rookie, continues to pace
the forward passers with 60 out of 130 for 46 percent.
O'Brien has jumped into a tie for second with Ace
Parker, Brooklyn, who has completed 58 out of 129 for
44 percent. Arnie Herber is fourth with 48 out of 11 for
43 percent. The league standing is figured by taking the
players' position by completions and efficiency and
adding them. Hall, first in completions and second in
efficiency, has three points; Parker, third in efficiency
and second in completions, and O'Brien, first in
efficiency and fourth in completions, five points each...
ARNIE'S MARK BEST: Herber's 879 yards on passes is
the highest in the league, and he has the highest
number of touchdown passes, seven. Frank Filchock
and Sammy Baugh, Washington, though completing
fewer passes than the four leaders, have notable efficiency marks with 63 percent and 50 percent, respectively. Farkas, in addition to gaining the scoring leadership, also rose from fifth to third in ground gaining with 476 yards, slightly behind Maniaci's total of 501. Perry Schwartz, Brooklyn, continues to lead Don Hutson, Green Bay, as a pass receiver, 25 receptions to 22, and the showing of these two men when they play against each other this Sunday may well decide the individual championship for the current season. Sam Boyd, Pittsburgh, is third with 19 catches.
PACKER BUS DRIVE MIXES UP SIGNALS; CURLY CHECKS THEM
NOV 16 (Brooklyn) - Signals were mixed by a bus driver who was entrusted with the task of getting the Green Bay Packers, now on their eastern trip, to their quarters following scrimmage in preparation for the battle with the Brooklyn Dodgers. What happened is described by Louis Effrat, an eastern sportswriter:
By Louis Effrat - The Green Bay Packers, undoubtedly, and according to schedule, will show up at Ebbets Field for their game with the Brooklyn Dodgers on Sunday. But it may be recorded that John Wishart, bis driver and deep-rooted Brooklyn admirer, did his utmost to prevent it by losing the invaders somewhere in the Winchester hills yesterday. A few kilometers somewhere north of Pelham. Curly Lambeau, Packer pilot, sensed something was amiss and inquired of the pilot whither he was bound. "Oh," he replied, "I'm taking you to the Westchester Country club. Isn't that where you want to go?" Lambeau, with an impressive display of restraint, very politely informed the driver that the Packers would prefer being driven to the New York Athletic club at Travers Island. That was where they landed eventually for a light workout. The long bus ride gave Lambeau, who has been managing and coaching the team since 1919, plenty of time to talk about his men, who at the moment, are deadlocked with the Detroit Lions for the lead in the Western division of the NFL.
SCORING DUELS ON TAP SUNDAY
NOV 16 (Brooklyn) - Two duels for individual honors will flare at Ebbets Field Sunday when the Green Bay Packers, Western Division leaders, face the Dodgers. The performances of Don Hutson, the Packers' glue-fingered end, and Perry Schwartz, blond wingman for the Brooklyns, and Arnie Herber and Ace Parker, rival aerial artists, probably will definitely settle the honors in receiving and yards gained passing for the campaign. Schwartz, former All-America at California, has snared 25 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns. Hutson, ex-Alabama ace, has caught 22 for 565 yards and five touchdowns. Nobody else is close to these boys, and Sunday's game looks like the deciding one in their race for the pass receiving crown...PARKER TRAILS HERBER: Meanwhile, Parker and Herber, second and fourth leading pitchers in the cash-and-carry ranks, will be locked in a personal duel. Ace's heaves (58 completed out of 129) have gone for a total of 850 yards, while Herber, with 48 out of 111, has accumulated 879 yards. No other passer has come even close to matching this pair of Merry Andrews as far as yards gained goes. And one or the other probably will be up front in the efficiency department when the firing's over in Ebbets Field. All this points to one of the year's greatest aerial bombardments. The Packers are one of the passingest teams in pro football, having completed 74, with Herber and Isbell doing the pitching. The Dodgers have little else to bank on but their passes, and Potsy Clark is set to shoot the works in the air.
NEW YORK PAPER WRITES UP PACKERS
NOV 17 (New York) - The Daily News Friday published a two page feature story on the Green Bay Packers and Curly Lambeau, coach and "hometown hero". The paper notes that the club has won more titles than any other league team - four - and has run up the longest unbeaten string of 21 games in 1929 and 1930. The paper cites as reasons for the success of the Packers: "(1) The support of the team. (2) Lambeau's free reign on the field and the lack of interference from the business office. (3) Its independence and the family atmosphere built by the unique method of offering players full time jobs in Green Bay along with their contracts."