NEWS AND NOTES
HINKLE'S GRIDIRON TOTAL IS CLIMBING TO NEW RECORD
NOV 13 (Green Bay) - Five Packers figured in the scoring yesterday as the Green Bay professional football team bested the Philadelphia Eagles, 23 to 16. Clarke Hinkle continued his drive to set a new all-time individual scoring record for the Packers, getting his 36th touchdown since joining the team in 1932. Only Verne Lewellen, with 50, Don Hutson, with 38, and Johnny Blood, with 37, have scored more Packer touchdowns than Hinkle. The score yesterday boosted Hinkle's total to 268, 33 points less than Lewellen, the holder of first place. Tiny Engebretsen kicked his 33rd extra point and his 12th field goal for the Packers, raising his total to 69. He is in 11th place, three points shy of Hurdis McCrary (1929-32). Only Hinkle holds more Green Bay field goals to his credit than Engebretsen, who yesterday tied Cub Buck's second place mark of 12. Hinkle has 13. Ernie Smith connected for his 44th extra point, moving his total up to 62. Smith needs only two more extra points to tie the individual Packer record in that department, held by Red Dunn (1927-31). Ernie is in 12th place, seven points behind Engebretsen. Andy Uram's touchdown was his fifth as a Packer, and lifted his total to 30 points. Charley Brock scored his first touchdown since joining the team.
DAYTON BOMBS KENOSHA, 19-7
NOV 13 (Kenosha) - The Dayton Bombers, trailing, 7-0, at
the half, pushed over three touchdowns in the second half
to defeat the Kenosha Cardinals, 19 to 7, in an American
pro football league game Sunday. It was Dayton's second
victory of the season over Kenosha. Art Buck, former
Carroll star, started Kenosha on its one scoring thrust with
a 26 yard gain. Then he passed to Vince Gavre on the
goal line for the touchdown. Buck also kicked goal.
Dayton opened its scoring in the third quarter with a 73
yard pass play, Worthington to Ed West. In the next
period Obbie Novakofski's punt was blocked on the five
and Alex Rado plunged over for Dayton on the next play.
Rado converted. A 12 yard lateral from Bain to
Worthington put the ball in scoring territory again. Koener
fumbled after going over, but Worthington recovered for the
touchdown.
PACKERS WORKING AT TRAVERS ISLAND SITE
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - It was a serious squad of Packers
that took the field here today to start their practice sessions in preparation for the National league football game with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets field, starting at 1:15 p.m. Central Standard Time. Coach E.L. Lambeau was far from satisfied with the exhibition of his gridders in the 23-16 victory over the Eagles at Philadelphia Sunday. True enough, this was a let down game, but nevertheless the Bay pilot had plenty of criticism to offer. The Packers emerged from their fracas at the Quaker City a little the worse for wear. Pete Tinsley pulled a muscle in his leg and is limping around. Several of the other players suffered from bruising but Doc Woodward feels certain he will have the entire squad in shape for Brooklyn...LEAVE AFTER GAME: The Packers left the Quaker city early Sunday evening and before 10 p.m. the squad was registered at the Hotel New Yorker. Monday morning at 11 o'clock there was a team meeting and Coach Lambeau immediately put the pressure on heavy. He told his footballers to forget all about the 42 to 0 trouncing which the Redskins handed the Dodgers. According to Lambeau this bitter defeat will only spur Potsy Clark's hirelings on to greater efforts against Green Bay this weekend. There is no love lost between Lambeau and Clark. The feud has existed since the days when Portsmouth was in the pro loop, and it carried on with more steam when Clark moved over to Detroit and bossed the Lions. Clark has popped off several times about Lambeau and his Packers and naturally this has tended to widen the breach between the clubs...HASN'T FORGOTTEN LOSS: And what's more, the fast aging Clark probably hasn't forgotten the 35 to 7 thumping his Brooklyn team received at the hands of the Packers in Milwaukee last year. The Packers left the Hotel New Yorker bright and early Tuesday morning for Travers Island and they found a welcome on the door mat at the athletic club. Pat McQuire, the house manager, made himself a committee of one to greet the Bays and on welcoming Coach Lambeau said, "Gee, I'm glad Green Bay is back here again. I never ran into a finer bunch of boys than you had here last year and oft times we have remarked about your great organization and expressed the hope that you would camp out again with us this fall." Lots of work, that's going to be the gridiron diet for the Packers this week. Seldom at this stage of the year does Coach Lambeau put his footballers through rough work in the daily drill. However, he has ordered "pads on" for a Wednesday workout...TACKLING IS OFF: The tackling and blocking against the Eagles was way off color. There was a certain amount of sluggishness which Lambeau feels only can be cured by active contact work in practice. As usual Lambeau had the Brooklyn team well covered, and his corps of football sleuths brought back glowing reports about Ace Parker, Ralph Kercheval, Harry Schwartz, Bruiser Kinard, Harold Hill, Wendel Butcher and "Junior" Manders, younger brother of "Automatic" Jack, Chicago Bears' goal kicking specialist. Wednesday will be the reporters' day here at Travers Island. Bill Abbott, National league publicity director, and Jim Ward, the Dodgers' press agent, have rounded up all the "big shots" in newsdom sports circles hereabouts and they'll come out here in an auto caravan to glimpse the Packers and shoot pictures galore...ALWAYS RECEIVED WELL: The Packers always get a good play from the New York papers. The big team from the little city has lots of color. And the scribes are running out of adjectives describing the players and the background of the organization which stands behind Coach Lambeau's great machine. Coach Lambeau was one of the featured attractions at the football writers luncheon Monday at Jack Dempsey's Madison Squad Garden restaurant. Curly got a great hand when he was introduced, and he scored several first downs with his timely remarks. During the course of his brief speech Lambeau paid fitting tribute to little Davey O'Brien, Philadelphia quarterback who played such a superb brand of ball against the Packers...KELLY ON HAND: An amusing feature of the luncheon was the appearance of John Sims "Shipwreck" Kelly, treasurer of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Kelly in his days was a great backfielder and every now and then he gets into action again. To set off his purpose, Kelly came in on crutches and waving one of the rods told the crowd that he got through the Washington game without being scalped and he hoped to carry on against the Packers if Dan Topping, the Brooklyn president, will take his crutches away. It was the last provoking episode which was taken with good nature by all concerned. The New York Times quoted Ernie Nevers thusly about the Western division championship team: "The Packers should be the Western titlist this year. The Bears have only two games left to play and Detroit has three. Two of the Lions' contest are against Washington and Green Bay, and this will be pretty tough sledding for Gloomy Gus and his Motor City performers."
DETROIT WON'T LET CLARK PLAY
NOV 14 (Cleveland) - Cleveland's Coach Dutch Clark, irked by Detroit's refusal to allow him to play in next Sunday's Rams-Lions game here, suggested today the NFL adopt a five-year "free agent" rule, similar to baseball's 10-year clause. Clark "retired" as a player last winter when he left the Detroit mentorship to take the Rams' reins, but the Lions never gave him his player release. This week Lions' officials refused his personal plea for a comeback, pointing out they would be willing to trade his playing rights for Johnny Drake or Parker Hall (the Rams' ace backs)...DESERVES HIS RELEASE: "I think when a player has given five years of service he deserves his release if he wants it," Clark said. "The baseball rule has worked out well, but of course the time would have to be cut for football. Naturally I can see Detroit's side - they are in the midst of a fight for the Western division title and don't want to take a chance on anything."...WOULDN'T PLAY MUCH: "But after all when I was with them I gave everything I had. I wouldn't expect to play much, but I figure I could be of some help as a placekicker." The Lions' stand has fired the Cleveland-Detroit rivalry, already at a high pitch due to Clark's popularity here. Peeved Ram officials have carried the case to Carl L. Storck, Dayton, league president. Now 33, Clark played seven years of money ball and was a backfield choice on most all-pro teams. Unerring accuracy of dropkicks and placekicks brought Dutch much of his fame. 
PACKERS 'ISOLATED' IN NEW YORK
NOV 14 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers, after a day in New York, "took to the woods" Tuesday to prepare for the game with the Brooklyn Dodgers Sunday. The team is practicing at Travis Island, and is quartered at the New York A.C. clubhouse there. Although these quarters are only an hour from Times Square, the Packers will be as isolated as in a camp in Wisconsin's cutover region. In spite of Brooklyn's overwhelming defeat by the Washington Redskins, the Packers are not taking the Dodgers lightly. "You never can tell what might happen in this game," said Coach Lambeau. "All the teams in the league are tough. A couple of bad breaks and you may lose. The Dodgers have some good boys and I'm not taking any chances with them."
KERCHEVAL BACK WITH DODGERS
NOV 14 (Brooklyn) - The one bright note in the Dodger football camp yesterday, following the trouncing by Washington Sunday, was the announcement that Ralph Kercheval, ace halfback, would be back in the lineup for the clash with the Green Bay Packers in Ebbets Field next Sunday. Kercheval, who suffered a concussion against the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, was sorely missed by the Dodgers for his defensive and punting ability, as well as his field goal artistry. "Ralph's a great ball player but more than that he's a sparkplug that can mean the difference between victory and defeat," said Coach Potsy Clark. "I'm not saying that would have been the case against the Redskins - they're a great team - but his presence would have meant a big difference in the score." Curly Lambeau, boss of the powerful Green Bay Packers, led his outfit into town Sunday night after a triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles. The squad will move today to the New York A.C. - Travers Island field, where intensive practices will be held. This is the lone local appearance of the powerful National league contender, now leading the Western division.
HIGH SCORES FEATURE OF PRO LEAGUE
NOV 14 (New York) - Touchdowns and field goals are
dropping to the dime-a-dozen class as the NFL teams
continue their sizzling scoring pace. Four teams have
exceeded their 1938 scoring totals already with the
Chicago Bears tying the team record for one season
with their 228 points. Washington, in scoring 42 points
against Brooklyn, became the first team to score more
than 40 points three times in one season. The 141
points scored in last Sunday's games boosted the
league scoring average to 31 points a game, the highest
it has been since the league was formed in 1921. The
record high for a season is 26 points, made in 1938. In
addition to the Bears, the Washington, Cleveland and
Detroit clubs have passed their 1938 scoring totals.
Green Bay, which set the record of 223 points last year,
is second in scoring with 186 points. Washington is
setting the ground gaining pace with an average of 336
yards a game, nine greater than the Bears, and the
Redskins also show the best passing efficiency with 68
completions out of 122 tosses for a percentage of .55.
Cleveland has the most completions - 77, but the Rams
have tossed the ball 166 times.
LUNCHEON CROWD TO SEE PACKERS
NOV 14 (Milwaukee) - Charges and countercharges
about illegal Green Bay Packer plays and Chicago
Bears offside will be more or less run to earth Tuesday
noon when the Downtown Quarterbacks association has its weekly luncheon and motion pictures at the Fern room of the Hotel Pfister. Movies of the recent Packer-Bear game will feature the session, and there will also be highlights shown of Marquette's victory over Iowa State and comment by Coach Paddy Driscoll.
Green Bay Packers (6-2) 23, Philadelphia Eagles (0-6-1) 16
Sunday November 12th 1939 (at Philadelphia)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(PHILADELPHIA) - The Goliath-like Green Bay Packers ran into a little David here this brisk afternoon before some 22,862 of the faithful assembled at Municipal Stadium. But the little guy, although he tried, couldn't match the more famed David of yore. And for that reason the Packers won a NFL game by the score of 23 to 16. Philadelphia's L'il Davey was a gent of about 150 pounds whose last name is O'Brien and who last year was voted the outstanding college football player in the union. Master O'Brien caused keen unrest in the bosoms of those who had placed a quid on the Packers, what with his tossing 37 passes during the afternoon and completing 19. But might prevailed in the end and the good right arm of Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell adjusted matters as the Wisconsin fans wanted them adjusted and all was well in as much as the Packers jumped back into a tie for first place in the Western division of the league. Confidentially, just between the several thousands of us, your Packers seemed a bit chesty at the start as though the game might not be more than a workout because the Eagles have yet to win one in league play. But that idea was chased right out of their heads in a hurry when the battered and forlorn lads who collect their pay each Friday from Bertram di Bienneville Bell went into a 3-0 lead. That all came to pass because the Packers neglected to nail young Mister O'Brien to the turf on a punt runback early in the fray. Because of their oversight young Davey ran the pill back to the Packer 31-yard line. A moment later he lobbed one to Red Ramsey, a friend, and the latter was dumped on the Packer 20.
TOUCHDOWN NOT ALLOWED
Ramsey also had a friend, Chuck Newton, and passed him a lateral on the play but the whistle had sounded and although Chuck had scored a touchdown it wasn't allowed. The Packers chased nine men off the bench at this point but Fran Murray made three and then after passes failed he stepped back and booted a field goal from the 21-yard line. That seemed to spark the Packers a mite and Ed Jankowski rushed the following kickoff right back to the Packer 34. After an exchange of punts, a pass, Herber to Don Hutson, was allowed for a 26-yard gain because of interference. The ball was on the Packer 46 at the moment but not for long because Arnie tossed another to his chum, Don, and it was the Packers' ball on the 39. Tired, perhaps, of catching and not running much, Hutson then sped 19 yards on an end around. From there Herber tossed to Andy Uram for a touchdown and Tiny Engebretsen added the extra point.
BROCK INTERCEPTS PASS
Midway in the second period Davey O'Brien faded back, as was his custom of the matinee, and tossed a dart into the air. But then, lo and behold, Charlie Brock, Packer center, appeared to spear the pumpkin, and having done that, set a sail for the goal 45 yards distant. He made it, too, without an enemy hand being laid upon him. This time, however, Engebretsen's conversion attempt hit the goal post and bounced back. In the third period the Packers took a punt on their own 23 and really turned on the power. Clarke Hinkle, on a reverse, plowed to the Packer 47. The Eagles lost five for offside. Hinkle then dusted along to the Eagles' 36. Two line plays by Isbell and Hinkle made eight more. Isbell took his turn and ran 17 to the Eagles 12. Joe Laws bucked for three and Hinkle split center for a touchdown. Old reliable Ernie Smith made it 20-3 with an extra point conversion.
O'BRIEN GOES TO WORK
Right after that O'Brien spit (horrid word) on his hands, rolled up his sleeves and went to work to spark a 72-yard drive for a touchdown, the coup de grace coming on a 22-yard pass to Chuck Newton of the home club. Murray added the extra point. After the kickoff, the Packers moved to the Eagles' 11. One quick thrust in the drive was a 25-yard pass, Herber to Hutson, that was allowed when the intended receiver was spilled before he had a chance to grip the apple. The Eagles held there and Engebretsen ended Packer production for the day with a bull's eye from the 28-yard line for three points. All that remained then was for the Eagles to push over their last touchdown and call it quits. Isbell fumbled and O'Brien set up the final home counter when he scooped up the ball and ran five to the Eagles' 39. Several passes advanced the ball but then O'Brien was smeared back on his 38 and it was third down, 30 to go.
THROWS TO HEWITT
Here Davey tossed one to your old acquaintance, Bill Hewitt, who gathered the egg in on the run, twisted and squirmed and almost got away for the score then and there. Reason prevailed, however, and he was knocked on his caboose on the Packers' five-yard line. But Joe Bukant, a hefty lad, smacked into the line twice and the Eagles had a touchdown. The extra try point fizzled. Unpleasantness broke out about the time Hweitt was scampering across the soil but although there was a deal of face pushing nobody was hurt and order was restored.
GREEN BAY    -  7  6  7  3 - 23
PHILADELPHIA -  3  0  7  6 - 16
1st - PHIL - Fran Murray, 21-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 3-0
1st - GB - Andy Uram, 20-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Tiny Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Charlie Brock, 45-yard interception return (Engebretsen kick failed) GREEN BAY 13-3
3rd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 9-yard run (Ernie Smith kick) GREEN BAY 20-3
3rd - PHIL - Chuck Newton, 22-yard pass from Davey O'Brien (Murray kick) GREEN BAY 20-10
4th - GB - Engebretsen, 28-yard field goal GREEN BAY 23-10
4th - PHIL - Joe Bukant, 3-yard run (Dick Riffle kick failed) GREEN BAY 23-16
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."
ADVANCE SALE LARGE FOR BROOKLYN GAME
NOV 15 (Travers Island) - William Halloran of Providence has been named by President Carl Storck of the NFL to referee the Packers' game with Brooklyn at Ebbets field Sunday afternoon. Working with Halloran will be Tom Thorpe, Columbia, umpire; Stanley Baumgartner, Chicago, head linesman; and Hinkey Haines, Penn State field judge. Baumgartner and Haines worked the Packer-Philadelphia game last Sunday. A couple of dozen Gotham sportswriters and photographers spent half the day here giving the Bay gridders a thorough once over. Cameras were popping so often that it sounded like the Western front in the World ward of other days. The Packers were completely outfitted with pads and everything and Coach E.L. Lambeau put his squad through a strenuous workout. There was everything from open field tackling to field goal kicking, with the opposition breaking through fast and smacking them down...PUT ON GOOD SHOW: It certainly was a good show for the scribes from Broadway. They appeared to enjoy it immensely as they saw plenty of the Wisconsin monsters in every bit of bi-play on the chalk-marked field. Jimmy Crowley, coach of Fordham, was very much interested in the way the Packers are going. He has a third string tackle named Don Lambeau, but he says Don is improving. He used to be a fullback when he was in high school and played fullback as a freshman. Crowley said that Lambeau, jr., had great prospects once he got his feel of the position and that in his junior year might be outstanding on eastern gridirons...GET GOOD PUBLICITY: Mammoth Badgers certainly got a good play from the New York columnists. Possibly it's a little city against the big fellows. Rud Rennie, Bill Corum, John Kieran, Tom Meany and all of the rest of the big shot columnists get a great kick out of spilling the adjectives over the team from the little Wisconsin city. Dennis Shea, secretary of the Brooklyn club who use to have to stand for George Marshall's submarine words up in Boston when the going was not so good, claims that he has been sitting down and answering telephone calls all day long answering fans whether they can get good seats to see Lambeau and Company perform at Ebbets field. The usual Green Bay fans have gathered around to see how the Packers are going. Aside from the newspaper people who were out at Travers Island today were Pat Gannon, a representative of a Milwaukee paper; Louis Cook, prominent lumber broker of New York, and Otto Christoph...LONG DISTANCE FAN: Christoph is a long distance Green Bay fan. He comes from Chilton, Wis., and many years ago was a catcher when Luke Stahr pitched for that Chilton club. Christoph is an importer. He decided this year not to go to South America, but to stay in New York until after the Packers played and if Lambeau's gridders could win the western championship he would cancel his passage to Rio de Janeiro and come west to see the championship game. Jack Harris, former Wisconsin captain who played with the Packers back in the days of yore, is working in Wilmington, Del., and will be among the spectators this Sunday. Jack was a spectator at the game at Philadelphia last Sunday and said he would be up there in Brooklyn this weekend to root for the Packers. Jack is one of the Green Bay alumni who has been moving up in the world but he still claims the happiest moment of his life was when he was lugging the cowhide for Lambeau and Company up there in Wisconsin...MOLENDA IS VISITOR: It was another former Packer who appeared to evince considerable interest in the Green Bay setup. No other than Bo Molenda. He used to pitch a ball game or two for the Green Sox and knock them down as a defensive fullback for the Packers. These days Bo is very New Yorkish. Of course he thinks the run rises and sets on Manhattan but just the same he is worrying about that playoff game and he readily admits that he is having bad dreams about these two "H's", Herber and Hutson. Furthermore Bo happened to ask where in the h--l did you get this Craig and Brock? Incidentally the Giants are doing a lot of worrying about Washington. When they played Washington, it was a nip-and-tuck battle on a sloppy field, and resulted in a tie. Some of Tim Mara's scouts saw Andy Farkas and Filchock run wild against Brooklyn and they are just wondering if that big Giant line can stop them when the big championship game comes...LARGE ADVANCE SALE: Officials of the Brooklyn club are much encouraged over the advance sale of the Packer game. Despite the fact that "Sandy" Potsy Clark, team captain, was bumped off 42 to 0 by the measly Redskins, officials of the Brooklyn club claim that the advance sale is better than any game except the Giants. It just goes to show that the Packers, no matter where they go, whether it's New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas or St. Louis, they "pack 'em in". It will be very disappointing to the Dodgers' management if the Packers don't put 30,000 in the ball yard. Back in '36, the Packers' fourth championship year, Lambeau and Company walloped Brooklyn 38 to 7 and the natives over there are still wondering what happened to the Dodgers. Maybe Sunday afternoon about 4:15 they will understand - although the Packer squad numbers about 37, there have been a couple of additions since they invaded the east.
STORCK REFUSES PLEA BY CLARK
NOV 15 (Cleveland) - Earl (Dutch) Clark is divided into two parts. One piece - the coaching half - belongs to the Cleveland Rams. The other piece - the inactive playing half - belongs to the Detroit Lions. This dual personality must be retained, President Carl Storck of the NFL ruled last night, until the Rams either buy or barter for his complete services. The decision followed a request by the one-time All-American that he be permitted to play Sunday against the Detroit eleven which he formerly coached...HOLD PLAYING RIGHTS: "The Detroit Lions hold the contract for the playing rights of Dutch Clark," Strock said at his home at Dayton. He was transferred to Cleveland as a coach by mutual agreement of the Lions and the Cleveland organization, as well as Dutch Clark. The only way he can play Sunday is to buy his full release." Storck's ruling was made after receipt of a letter from Thomas E. Lipscomb, Ram president, asking Storck to "use the broad powers granted to him in our constitution and by-laws," and declare Clark a free agent.
LEAGUE PRESIDENT IS CONCERNED ABOUT TIE
NOV 15 (Dayton) - President Carl Storck of the National Professional Football league made plans Wednesday to meet the possibility of an unprecedented three way tie among the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears for the western championship. "If the three teams finish in a tie when the western division season ended December 3, the deadlocked clubs will be requested to draw for the first contest," Storck said. "The third club will draw the bye." The games will be played at a time and place to be determined by the club owners and league president. In the event of any tie game the president will determine the procedure to follow. "The tie playoffs, if any, will start December 10 and be played on the following Sundays until the championship on the division is determined," Storck said. In the event of a tie between the Packers and Lions, who have each won six and lost two, and the Bears, who have won six and lost three, the final playoff game between the east and west division winners thus could not be played until December 24. Under the present schedule, if there are winners in each division, the championship playoff will be December 10.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - The bum sportsmanship prize for the professional football season goes to the Detroit Lions for their refusal to permit Dutch Clark, manager of the Cleveland Rams, to play with his team in future National league games. A bit of history: Clark was playing pilot of the Lions even before they were Lions, back in the days when they dodged the Ohio river currents as the Spartans of Portsmouth, hated rivals of the Green Bay Packers. When the Portsmouth franchise went to Detroit, Clark went with it, and played several season of stirring football in his altered locale. But he couldn't get along with the management, and this year he bobbed up at Cleveland, managing the Rams and doing a swell job of it. But Detroit tied a string to his release. He could leave, but he mustn't appear in uniform as an active player. This seemed all right to the 33-year old leader, but conditions have changed, and now he wants to get back into harness, although for only a few minutes every game. Dutch's Cleveland team is crippled badly, rough afternoons are ahead, and the former all-American gridder wants to help his buddies out with a little active service. So he applied to Detroit, requesting his release from the agreement, and he was refused. It's true that in a sense, the Lions might say: "Why should we give this man the right to play against us, and probably beat us? Why should we risk losing the money at the gate which we would get from a championship?" That's all very correct, but the game, while professional, still is football, and the rules of sportsmanship are expected to play some part. Or could the whole matter be a ballyhoo for the Detroit-Cleveland game, coming up?
PACKER NOTES
NOV 15 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Stoney McGlynn) - The Downtown Quarterbacks had their chance to see NFL officiating at its worst Tuesday noon when pictures of the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears football game at Chicago were shown. To tell the gosh awful truth the pictures prove that if all the offsides had been called Head Linesman Irv Kupcinet would have sounded like a peanut wagon symphony under a full head of steam. I received a letter from Irv the other day. The matter was "off the record" but I will say this, he took my criticism of his work in that game in good faith. He had no alibis. The much disputed pass of the Packers which the Bears claim was illegal did seem illegal with only six men on scrimmage, but as that portion of the film was only run through once nothing definite could be proved. The lineup was so technical that only a reshowing of the play several times would bring out complete proof one way or the other. But the offsides! They were flagrant, especially on the part of Big George Musso...BEARS' SCORE ON OFFSIDES: The pictures also brought out several other things, some good for the Bays, others not so good. For instance, Joe Laws' touchdown run of 71 yards after receiving a punt reveals the Bears in most pleasant WPA mood, everyone waiting for someone else to pick up the shovel and go to work. One of the Bears got up enough energy to make a half hearted attempt to shove Corn Belt Joe out of bounds, but the others conveniently lined up and almost cheered him on. When the Bears scored their tying touchdown two plays later the pictures prove very conclusively an offside. But when the Bears scored their last and winning touchdown the pictures proved the Bay halfbacks and ends, halfbacks in particular, were not alert and that reasonably alert play would have thrown Osmanski, running alone on sweeps, for a big loss. The Bears had no semblance of a pass threat on the play and why the Bay halfbacks were staying back so far as they did will always remain one of the sour mysteries of life. The pictures also show the Packers' left side of the line vulnerable on short side plays directed that way, that the backers up on that side were fooled, started sliding to meet the play to the strong side and were trapped coming back or were caught drifting so far they couldn't get back...THREE MEN IN MOTION: Among other points definitely proved are that Osmanski is one of the greats of the game; that anyone who thinks the pros don't play for keeps wants mayhem and nothing else for a grid dish; that the Bears' quick opening shots are well screened and are made possible by some marvelous cross blocking; that the pro ball carriers are past masters in the art of feinting and cutting in order that their blockers get an opportunity for the right angle on a block, and the pros are past masters in the art of slipping in a variety of illegal tricks that go undetected. The Bears' man in motion play looked legal EXCEPT when the Bears also shifted a halfback and fullback around making the play ILLEGAL with three men in motion and one definitely in motion toward the ball...BAYS IN GOLDEN CHAIR: But enough of the pictures, let's look into the future. Results last Sunday put the Bays right back in a tie for the top with the Lions as this department expected and left them in the golden chair as far as the western half race is concerned. With only Brooklyn, Cleveland and Detroit left only on their schedule they are in a position where they should have only one tough game, Detroit, while the Lions still have Washington and the Bays as major opponents. I make this statement although fully aware that the Cleveland Rams handed the Bays one of their two defeats this year in the prize upset of upsets, but you can wager the wife's fur coat the Bays won't mess the return game in Cleveland the way they did at Green Bay with the title hanging in the balance. If the Lions vanquish the Redskins at Washington, something I doubt, it is likely the western half race will be decided in the finale at Detroit when the Packers invade the auto city December 3. Everything being equal, regarding breaks, injuries and favorable weather conditions, the Bays should win that one. They have too much finesse, too much passing class for the Lions who will have to depend on Bill Shepherd and Johnny Pingel for most of their yards now that the Bays stopped the Detroit reverse stuff so successfully in the final game last year and the 1939 fray at Green Bay. There's another factor in the race and it concerns the Bears who are still very much in the running. All they need for a three way title tie is for the Redskins to trip the Lions (entirely possible) and for the Lions to defeat the Bays (possible, but not probably, but still something not to be overlooked.)
PACKERS ARE PREPARED FOR BLOW-HOT DODGERS
NOV 15 (Brooklyn) - The Green Bay Packers began intensive drills yesterday at the New York A.C., Travers Island, for their clash with the Dodgers in Ebbets Field Sunday. The Packers are taking no chances on blowing this one. Not only do they want to make a showing in their only metropolitan appearance of the season, but there's that Western Division lead to protect. Curly Lambeau, boss of the Packers, gave his boys a heart-to-heart talk on their arrival in New York Sunday night. The gist of it was just this: "You can't take these Dodgers lightly just because they blew up in the Redskin game. All season long they've been a hot-one-week cold-the-next football team. All week long I want you to remember you'll be playing the same team that pushed the Giants all around the field and only lost to them, 7-6."...SECOND IN SCORING: One glance at the statistics shows the terrific offensive punch with which the Packers are armed. They were second in scoring, with 186 points; third in ground gaining, with 2,399 yards; and they've completed more passes than any team except Cleveland. Because of their heavy armament on the ground the ability of Green Bay in the air has been overlooked. Yet Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell have combined to complete 74 passes. Herber has connected with 48 out of 111, and Isbell has pitched 26 strikes in 65 attempts. Herber's yardage totals 879 by passes to top everybody in the league, while Isbell has accounted for 439 with his tosses.
FORMER DODGERS TO START FOR PACKERS
NOV 17 (Travers Island) - Added fuel was heaped on the already smouldering fuel between Potsy Clark of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Curly Lambeau of the Packers today, when the Green Bay coach announced that one of his best linemen is a Dodger castoff, Gus Zarnas. The 212-pound Green Bay guard, who starred at Ohio State in 1937, was snapped up by the Packers after the Brooklyn shakeup of early October, and since then has developed into one of the stalwarts of the Western Division co-leaders' forward wall. "He started against Philadelphia last Sunday," said Lambeau, "and I expect to have Zarnas in the opening lineup this Sunday at Ebbets field - he's good enough for me." Nor is Zarnas, the former Dodger, the only one on the Packer squad. There is Bill Lee, top-string tackle who performed under Potsy at Brooklyn two years ago, and also Paul Engebretsen, a veteran guard who was a Brooklynite some years ago. Lambeau attempted to point out that all this should not be regarded as a reflection on the Brooklyn mentor's ability, but the fact remains there hasn't been any love lost between the coaches since the days that Clark master-minded it, with the Portsmouth Spartans back in 1931...OWNS OHIO RESTAURANT: Some of the Packers, particularly pals of Zarnas, a husky Greek lad who owns a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, were not so reticent as Lambeau in referring to the current Dodger castoffs. "Zarnas is a great lineman and Clark sure miscued when he let Gus go," they chorused. "And how about Bill Lee. Potsy let him go, too, and there's Joe Maniaci of the Bears, Jim Austin, the end playing for the Lions, and Boyd Brumbaugh, now going great guns for the Pirates. These guys weren't good enough for Brooklyn, eh?" This will be the last day of the stiff grind here. Since Tuesday morning, the Packers have been put through the paces in the most strenuous week of practice this season. The weather has been ideal all the time and Coach Lambeau kept his players overtime on the practice field. Take for instance the program on Thursday. There was a skull practice in the morning and this lasted over an hour and the team went through every formation that is charted in the big offensive book...HAVE OVERTIME SESSION: After lunch the players went through their course of sprouts in an overtime session on the green turfed gridiron which fronts the picturesque New York Athletic club. It was a secret session, as all of them have been. The one highway entering into the grounds is patrolled by a couple of blue coats and they stop every auto and make sure that the occupants have a perfect right to proceed on their way to the Packers' practice. After the drill in the afternoon the player nearly ate the Athletic club chef out of rich juicy steaks and mutton chops. This put them all in well for the Packer pictures at night in the Auditorium which is itself is like a good-sized movie palace...FISHING IS TERRIBLE: So far as fishing goes, the Packers prefer Green Bay to the waters around Long Island sound. Milt Gantenbein, Arnie Herber and Frank Balazs have rowed a boat all around the Travers Island inland waters without much success and the other members of the team have been giving them the razzberries for their hook and line efforts. Anyway, Arnie claims its good exercise and Gantenbein quipped back with the following remark, "It should be for me, because I am at the oars." The Packers are praying for sunshine Sunday. It has been regular Indian summer here all week, and of course some of the pessimists are feeling in their bones that there may be a wet going this weekend at Brooklyn. Advance weather reports aren't so encouraging as there seems to be indications of a wet spell on its way to Gotham. If this is the case, it will be the toughest kind of a break for the Packers, because at its best Ebbets field is a bit too soft for a football yard...MORE THAN PLEASED: Coach Lambeau has been more than pleased the way some of his youngsters have been strutting their stuff in practice all week. Larry Buhler was outstanding in a recent scrimmage and he showed flashes of form that made him last year one of the most feared backs in the Western conference when he was fullbacking for Minnesota. Tom Greenfield also got around very lively and Al Moore showed class galore on a wing position. So far as news stories go, the Packer-Brooklyn game has outdistanced the New York-Pittsburgh session by a city block and some of the veteran reporters are wondering what Tim Mara, the owner of the Giants, is saying to his publicity distributors. As a rule the Giants always have an edge on the Dodgers in the ink, but the setup has been changed this week and the Packers are getting columns galore...GO OUT OF WAY: Several of the columnists have gone our of their way to pay tribute to Lambeau and company. John Kieran, the New York Times' top notch columnist, had a lot to say about Coach Lambeau, and so forth, in Thursday's papers. The Daily News, a tabloid with 3 million circulation, gave the Packers a big splurge today which was enlivened with pictures and other timely topics about the professional football capital of the Middle West. Aside from the football game on Sunday with the Dodgers the Packers will have to step lively to make train connections in order to get back to "God's country" Monday afternoon at 4:47 p.m., over the Milwaukee Road. Ebbets field is a good eight miles from the New Yorker hotel, and arrangements have been made for special police protection to speed the players' bus back from the park, immediately after the game. Without any slipups the gridders should have about an hour and a half to shed their money togs and get dressed for the home trip over one of the crack Pennsylvania limited which is scheduled to leave New York at 6:40 p.m. This Pennsylvania flier reached Chicago about 12:30 p.m. Monday, and this allows a half hour to swing across to the Union station in the Windy City and board the Chippewa for Green Bay.
GUNNERS' GRID TEAM IS UPSET
NOV 17 (St. Louis) - Gus Jaudes, president of the St. Louis Gunners of the American Football League, announced last night he had withdrawn interest from the team and had disbanded the Gunners for the season. He said he had paid all bills in full, including players' salaries. A denial of the team's breakup, however, came from General Manager Bud Yates. He asserted the Gunners would go through with a game next Sunday...TWO FACTIONS BUSY: It appeared later that two factions have sprung up among the players, both wanting to finish out the schedule. Yates was reported trying to mold another team from nucleus of eight players. Fourteen other players were said to be seeking a sponsor to form another club. Jaudes' announcement confirmed rumors that all was not well with the Gunners' organization. One of the players, who asked that his name be withheld, said yesterday that most of the team's outstanding players were quitting...SOME ARE DISCONTENTED: Yates said the players worked out today, but added, "I guess some of them are disconnected." Jaudes declared he had nothing to say as to next year's plans. He still retains the American league franchise.
HINKLE'S APPEARANCE HIGHLIGHTS PACKERS' EBBETS FIELD INVASION
NOV 18 (Brooklyn) - Although Clarke Hinkle is rarely spectacular, the big fullback of the Green Bay Packers is undoubtedly the most valuable member of his team. When the Dodgers face the Packers tomorrow at Ebbets Field, local fans will get their only glimpse this season of the most versatile back in the league. Hinkle came to Green Bay from Bucknell in 1932. During his first four years he was rated second only to Bronko Nagurski as a fullback in the All-League selections although many considered him more valuable. Hinkle, however, has been named for the All-League team for the last three years. There isn't a thing that Hinkle can't do as well or better than almost any player in the loop. He is the best blocking back in action, and frequently his blocking assignments prevent his standing out as a scorer, although he led the league in that department last year and finished second the year before. He is an excellent punter, kicks off well, is frequently called on for field goals, can pass, backs up the line better than anyone else and is quite a ball carrier. Hinkle is part of the Three H attack that is expected to bring the Western Division championship to the Packers. It's Hinkle, Herber and Hutson that gives the opposition most of its headaches. With Hinkle blocking, Herber passing and Hutson catching, the Packers have one of the best passing threats around. Green Bay always has been a rugged, punishing team, and it is doubtful if Coach Potsy Clark of the Dodgers will hold to his idea of few substitutions. There is no doubt that his backs will be relieved more often than at any time during the last five games. Clark isn't certain yet whether he will start Ace Parker or not. He must use Leckonby at first. He also believes that Sam Francis finally has become accustomed to Brooklyn's style of play and Sam will get more work. So will Dick Nardi, Ray Carnelly, Len Janiak and Ace Gutowsky. Ralph Kercheval, fully recovered from his injury in the Pittsburgh game, will start in the backfield and the instructions probably will have him kicking as often as possible. Potsy has been using Joe Ratica and Paul Humphrey, his extra centers, as guards during practice and that will enable him to make more frequent substitutions in the line. It is likely that Ratica will start at guard in place of Carl Kaplanoff. Bob Haak will be at the other guard, with Lou Mark at center; Leo Disend and Bruiser Kinard at the tackle and Perry Schwartz and Waddy Young at the ends. There will be three former Dodgers in the starting lineup of the Packers. Gus Zarnas will be at guard with Tiny Engebretsen and Bill Lee at the tackles. Engebretsen was was sent to the Packers by Paul Schissler, while Lee was traded for Daniell two years ago and Zarnas was released outright.
​FAVOR PACKERS IN TILT WITH DODGERS
NOV 18 (Brooklyn) - Green Bay's Packers are heavy favorites to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the NFL game at Ebbets field Sunday afternoon. Betting syndicates here eye the Wisconsin team's great record in the western division race and can see little chance of victory for Coach Potsy Clark's Dodgers in spite of the presence of Ace Parker, one of the league's greatest backs, in the lineup. The Packers, tied for the leadership in the western half race with Detroit, broke even with the Chicago Bears in two games, hold a win over Detroit and a victory over Washington, tied for the eastern lead with the Giants, as the major achievements of the year. There is a chance that a victory will put the Packers in the lead in their half as the Lions, battered badly by a heavy run of games against topnotch foes, will be facing an inspired Cleveland Ram club coached by Dutch Clark, former mentor of the Lions, who has keyed his team for Sunday. Parker is the main hope of the Brooklyn club if an upset is to be registered, but the Packers have two great passers in Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell and the top ranking receiver of 'em all, Don Hutson. This trio, backed by the Packers' other backfield aces and a line that is considered the best Green Bay front wall since the days of Cal Hubbard, Mike Michalske and Lavvie Dilweg, is expected to offset any individual brilliance that Parker can unleash. Dodger scouts are pessimistic over chances of stopping the Green Bay aerial attack. They report that the Bears and most of the other teams that have played the Packers this season have had two men covering Hutson and he still is second ranking pass catcher in the league. They also point out that Hutson's brilliance has made him useful as a decoy and has enabled other Green Bay receivers to get into the open for catches that have helped the Packers pile up their great record. Coach Curly Lambeau reports the Packers in fairly good condition for the fray. "We have two tough games ahead," he said, "and must have the boys in shape for them. We're going to start building up for the Cleveland game, as the Rams upset us at home, and we're out for revenge, and then comes the finale with Detroit at Detroit, the game that may mean the championship. We're going to be ready for a tough game Sunday, but that's all."
PRO LEADERS MEET WEAK FOES SUNDAY
NOV 18 (New York) - Having wrestled among themselves for more than half the season without a decision, the five neck and neck leaders of the National Pro Football league are going to gang up on the second division teams Sunday in what ought to be something of an orgy. The five pacemakers - Green Bay, Detroit, Chicago Bears, New York and Washington - have a collective record of 30 games won, while their foes this weekend have been able to salvage only eight victories. The lineup sends the rough and tough Green Bay Packers into action at Brooklyn, the Detroit Lions at Cleveland, Pittsburgh at New York, the Chicago Cardinals at Washington and Philadelphia at the Chicago Bears. Washington and New York are deadlocked for the eastern division lead with six victories, one defeat and a tie apiece. The western division front is held jointly by the Packers and Lions with six victories and two defeats, while the Bears are snorting right behind with six victories and three defeats. Of the whole lot, the best jousts stand out as the Green Bay-Brooklyn and Detroit-Cleveland feuds. Although swamped 42-0 last week by Washington, the Dodgers have won four games and at one time had hopes of making the eastern race a three cornered scrap. In Brooklyn's lineup will be Ace Parker, one of the league's outstanding passers; Perry Schwartz, the season's est receiver, and Ralph Kercheval, the placekick artist who makes every venture past midfield a scoring threat. Cleveland also has a passer of the first rank, Parker Hall, and has hopes of making its fracas with the Lions something more than just feeding time at the zoo.
PACKERS AND DODGERS EXPECTED TO PUT ON FREE SCORING GAME
NOV 19 (Brooklyn) - The Green Bay Packers will make their only appearance of the season in New York when they meet the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field this afternoon. Facing the Packers will be none too pleasant a prospect for the Dodgers, but it should be a good show with Green Bay turning loose a flock of National League stars that make up one of the best offensive teams in the race. It should be a free-scoring game, but what is more important, the Dodgers should do a bit of scoring themselves. The Packers have been scored upon by every team they have met and Brooklyn is confident that Ace Parker & Co. will not draw a blank...PACKERS TO START WORKS: Green Bay won't pull its punches, for it doesn't want to take any chances. The Packers are now tied for first place in the Western Division race and another defeat, this late in the season, may toss the crown right into Detroit's lap. The big question mark behind today's battle is, "Can the Dodgers bounce back from the 42-0 shellacking they received from Washington last week?" Potsy Clark, Brooklyn coach, thinks it is possible. If he can key his men to the pitch that carried them to its excellent game against the Giants, Potsy believes his team might have a chance. Coach Curly Lambesu of the Packers is convinced that the Dodgers are a real threat, and if Green Bay isn't careful they might spring the major upset of the season. "All week long I have been reminding my men that any team with such players as Parker, Bruiser Kinard, Perry Schwartz, Ralph Kercheval and Pug Manders might be considered dangerous," said Lambeau yesterday. "I hope it has sunk in." One glance at the statistics show the terrific offensive punch with which the favorites for the Western Division crown are armed. They are second in scoring with 186 points; third in ground gaining with 2,399 yards, and they've completed more passes than any team except Cleveland...PACKERS WELL BALANCED: Because of their heavy armament on the ground - featured by Clarke Hinkle, Ed Jankowski, Cecil Isbell and Andy Uram - the ability of Green Bay in the air almost had been overlooked. Yet, Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell have combined to complete 74 passes, Herber's 48 out of 111 going for more yardage than any other pitcher in the pro loop - 879. Isbell had connected with 26 out of 65 for 439 yards. In comparison, Ace Parker has whipped out 129 passes and connected with 58 for 850 yards. His percentage took a terrific beating at the hands of the Redskins (6 completed out of 22), but that only makes the ex-Duke star doubly dangerous today. Washington was the first team ever to handcuff him successfully and it is inconceivable he can be held down two games in a row. Potsy Clark, with such receivers as Perry Schwartz, now leading the league in catches, Waddie Young, Herman Hodges, Harold HIll and Wendell Butcher, says he's prepared to throw more passes than a team of his has done before. One bright note for Brooklyn is the return of Ralph Kercheval, great kicker and superb defensive player who was badly missed in the Washington game. He was out of the lineup due to a concussion received in the previous game against Pittsburgh.
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.
DAVIS GIVES PACKERS BOOST IN PHILADELPHIA NEWSPAPER
NOV 16 (Green Bay) - One of those hometown boys who made good in the big city, Russ Davis of the Philadelphia Record, a former employee of the Press-Gazette, went to bat for the Green Bay Packers on the occasion of their recent visit to Philadelphia. His pre-game story, with sidelights gleaned from Davis' knowledge of his home community, follows:
By Russ Davis - At 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, the Green Bay Packers play Bert Bell's Philadelphia Eagles at Municipal Stadium. But this isn't so much a story of the Packers as a professional football team, as it is of the town itself out there in northeastern Wisconsin, and of the fans in that crazy football mad city of some 35,000. (This summer they hoped the next census would show 50,000 including suburbs). Look! You probably haven't ever met a real dyed-in-the-wool Green Bay Packer fan. (Editor Note - The writer is one.). Just so you get the background of this team listen to this. It'll give you the proper perspective of how hysteria can grip a community as sold on an idea as the fans stood out in Brown country are on the Packers....TRAIL BLOOD ENEMIES: Two years ago the Packers trailed their blood enemies, the Chicago Bears, 14-3, with two minutes to play in the Chicagoan's own park. Back home in Green Bay one family sadly shut off the radio. Upstairs, however, the head of the house, a lawyer, was confined to his bed after an attack of pneumonia. He had his radio right there at the bedside. About two minutes after those downstairs had turned off the broadcast they were startled by an unearthly scream. Terrified at the thought the old man had suffered a relapse they streaked to his room. And what they saw didn't encourage them any. There was the dignified attorney prancing like a circus horse all over the bed, booting the feathers out of the pillows, alternately chortling and carrying on like a man demented. At length he was subdued and the family wanted to know, refined like, what the hell?...THEY CAME THROUGH: "The Packers," croaked the barrister. "God bless 'em. Why cuss it, scored twice and beat them damned Bears, 17 to 14!" Do you get the idea? They're all like that. They aren't rational. Twelve months out of the year the townsfolk are stark raving nuts about their Packers. The place is the Brooklyn of the National league. The Bays will be some 1,100 miles from home today when they face the Eagles. But the home folks won't have to wait until the morning milk train comes in with the big city papers to find out how the team came out how the team came out. They'll bolt down the Sunday dinner, stack the dishes in the kitchen and rush for the radio. Emmett Platten (he used to dabble in radios but now sells liquor wholesale) will give his weekly 15 minute analysis of the team's play to date and then they'll clear the loudspeaker for some real action...DIRECT FROM FIELD: Chances are they'll have a play by play direct from the field (they sent an announcer all the way down to Dallas, Tex., this fall when the Packers played an All-Star team), but if not they'll get it right off the wire over two stations. Family groups will listen around the fireside, a bunch of the boys will congregate at Gus Sangerman's cigar store, another gang will be at Shorty Dashnier's place across the way on Walnut Street, and in every drug store, hotel, gas station, garage and place that's open for business they'll be listening to the doings here in Billy Penn's town. At the Bay, Orpheum, Strand, Packer (yes, it's named for the team) theaters and at that new show house on the West Side, they'll break into the double feature every few minutes to give the score...IT'S A CALAMITY: If the boys win, everything will go along normally. But if the Eagles come out on top there'll be an awful hustled air of calamity tonight from Bur's grocery store on South Washington Street right down to Main Street and thence eastward to the Three Corners or the northeast side where The Record's Red Smith gamboled as a child. The idea, of course, if that he boys, if they win, have put one over on them city slickers, again, by heck. But regardless of the outcome there'll be a postmortem in every shop and on every street corner in town over the strategy used by Coach Curly Lambeau. When they started all of the boys were from Green Bay. Today, though, only one is a full fledged resident of the town. He's Arnie Herber, the kid who used to live down next to the car barn, and who can toss that apple to a fare-thee-well...HE'S LOVABLE CHARACTER: A prime moving spirit back of the Packers since they were organized in 1919 has been George Whitney Calhoun, telegraph editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette and secretary of the team. Cal, who hides the traditional heart of gold behind an assumed gruff, hard bitten exterior, is loved and respected by Ole Olson, Henry Smits and the boys in the Press-Gazette composing room, who speak of him slyly, because of his stern mien, as "The Devilman". Cal has seen the Green Bay Packers grow from a sandlot organization, that prospered only because the home folks were generous when they passed the hat at the games, to a big league setup. It's big business now with 30 athletes on the payroll, two full time trainers, and all the equipment and complications that go with the operation of a major league outfit...SUMS UP DEVELOPMENT: He summed up the development last year before a game in New York. "I can remember," he said, "when the first Packer teams went on the road to play Sheboygan or Oshkosh. We packed up a roll of adhesive tape, some gauze bandage and a water