Green Bay Packers (2-1) 29, Chicago Cardinals (1-1-2) 6
Sunday September 29th 1940 (at Milwaukee)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - The heavy hand of a vengeful Green Bay Packer football team descended upon the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park here Sunday afternoon, and as 20,234 customers watched, the National league champions chopped out a methodical 31 to 6 conquest. The victory was achieved at heavy cost, for it wiped from the Packer roster for several weeks at least right halfback Joe Laws, one of the greatest men at his position in the professional game. Laws was carried from the field in the third period with a severely wrenched knee. Competitively, the contest offered little. The Cardinals appeared listless and tired from their Wednesday night upset of the Chicago Bears and the Packers scored practically at will, turning their assignment over to their reserves as soon as a safe margin was attained, which was early. The triumph returned Green Bay to first place in the Western division. From then on it was another experimental afternoon, with Coach Curly Lambeau trying out different combinations as the Cardinals tried repeatedly to get going, and succeeded only once. Two of the Packer touchdowns were scored by rushing, both of them by Cecil Isbell, the second on a 39-yard trot earl in the third period. The other two Green Bay touchdowns came through the air, Don Hutson accomplishing one on a 35-yard pass play which was started by Isbell, and Laws taking one in the third period just before he fell in battle. The Packers failed to score in the second period, when the Cardinals got their lone touchdown, and in the fourth, when the tempo of the game slowed to a standstill. Laws' injury seemed to take a lot of the starch out of the warriors. The Cardinals got their touchdown chance midway in the second period, when quarterback Bert Johnson intercepted Hal Van Every's forward pass and toted it back 28 yards to the Packer 17-yard line. The Cardinals kept plugging away at the line until they got it across, a great Packer goal line stand going for noting on a fourth down play, when Marty Christiansen rammed it over. The extra point try fizzled, and that was all the scoring the Chicago South Siders achieved for the afternoon. Almost before the entire Cardinal squad was out of the dressing room, the Packers landed on it for 17 first period points. An intercepted pass and an interference ruling gave the Packers their first touchdown. Hall's forward pass was accepted by Clarke Hinkle early in the game, and returned eight yards to the Cardinal 44. A 26-yard gain on an Isbell to Hutson forward pass, and 21 yards more when Hugh McCullough interfered with Carl Mulleneaux's try for Isbell's end zone pass, were instrumental in setting the ball one yard from the Cardinal goal. On the second play Isbell slipped through right tackle for the score, Hutson kicked the extra point, and the Packers had a lead of 7 to 0. Another pass interception, this one by the ever-alert Charley Brock on the Cardinal 28-yard stripe, started the Packers off again a short time later. The Bays worked their way in as far as the 22, aided by an 11-yard gain on an Isbell to Hutson pass, and on fourth down Hinkle kicked a 31-yard field goal, making it 10 to 0. The Packers marched 58 yards for their next touchdown late in the first period, requiring only three plays for the score. Hinkle picked up 11 of the yards on one punch at the line, Isbell made 12 on another and then Isbell passed to Hutson, who gathered in the ball in his usual spectacular style on the Cardinal 4-yard line and tore over the goal to complete a gain of 35 yards. Tiny Engbretsen kicked the extra point, and that made it 17 to 0. A 37-yard gain on a forward pass from Arnold Herber to Dick Weisgerber brightened up the early part of the second period, but it was nothing more than an exchange of punts until Bert Johnson's interception of Van Every's pass, which resulted in that Cardinal touchdown a few plays later. A lot of wild passing characterized the balance of the half, with neither team threatening to score. The Packers added two more touchdowns in the third period to wind up the scoring. They got a break right at the start when Ki Aldrich's kickoff skipped along the ground to Tom Greenfield, who returned the ball 12 yards to midfield. Hinkle and Isbell moved it in to the Cardinal 39, from which point Isbell broke loose for a brilliant 39-yard dash to the goal line, abetted by a shattering series of blocks by his teammates. HInkle booted the extra point, which made the score 24 to 6. Once again Charley Brock came through, hooking off McCullough's aerial and winding back 17 yards through a broken Cardinal defense to the Chicago 9-yard line, where Marshall Goldberg felled him. A pass was incomplete; a line thrust failed; and Van Every tossed an easy pass to Laws, who gobbled in the ball on the 10-yard line, jiggled to fake Aldrich out of position and ran over untouched for the final score. It was the final score for Joe, too, as they carried him from the field a few minutes later. Hinkle added the extra point by placement, and that made the score 31 to 6. The Cardinals came back with a flashy aerial attack and reached the Green Bay 36, where the Packers took the ball on downs near the end of the third period. Early in the last stanza the Packers worked in far enough for Lou Brock to miss a 35-yard field goal try by a narrow margin. Right after that Weisgerber intercepted a pass and the Packers were knocking on the door again, but the Cards braced and took the ball on downs on their own 4-yard line. Once more the Cardinals made a great bid to score, moving down deep into Green Bay territory as the afternoon waned, but on the last play of the game George Svendsen intercepted a Bob Kellogg pass and the threat was averted.
CHI CARDS -  0  6  0  0 -  6
GREEN BAY - 17  0 14  0 - 31
1st - GB - Cecil Isbell, 1-yard run (Don Huston kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
1st - GB - Don Hutson, 35-yard pass from Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - CHI - Marty Christiansen, 1-yard run (Hugh McCulllough kick blocked) GREEN BAY 17-6
3rd - GB - Isbell, 39-yard run (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 24-6
3rd - GB - Joe Laws, 9-yard pass from Van Every (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 31-6
NEWS AND NOTES
BEARS, PACKERS TOO TOUGH TO TAKE IN ROW, SAYS CONZELMAN
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - Psychology to a football team is considerably more than just another word the players heard mentioned around a campus. The mass mental fluctuations of a football team have much to do with victories and defeats. Interwoven is the physical angle which may be the key to the Chicago Cardinals' grid fortunes of the past week. The Cardinals were whipped by the Green Bay Packers in the Dairy bowl (State Fair park to the uninitiated) here Sunday afternoon. The score was 31 to 6, and the Packers were easily that much better. Still, the Cardinals were the same team, so far as personnel is concerned, that defeated the Chicago Bears by three touchdowns last Wednesday night. And the Bears were the outfit that pinned the Packers' ears back a week ago. What's the answer? Jimmy Conzelman has several, but they all add up to the physical and psychological makeup of the combatants...COACH HAS ANSWERS: Conzelman is the redoubtable coach of the Cardinals, serving his first term after several years' absence from the professional football front. Yesterday's defeat was his first in four starts, and stangely he was not as despondent as one might expect. In a fourth-floor Hotel Schroeder parlor which had been converted into a training room, Conzelman took a couple of stabs at a steak and between mouthfuls said: "We didn't expect anything much better than today's result. Physically no team in the National league is up to playing two teams in four days, not even the Bears." So saying he made it clear that he is taking none of the glory away from the Bears for their loss to his team, nor is he ranting and raving at his own players for being outclassed in every department Sunday. From the mental angle, he pointed out: "The Bears were pointed for the Bears, and after last week's defeat the Packers were bound to strike back hard at whomever they played."...TOUGH SCHEDULE BREAK: He added that the Cards were unfortunate in drawing the Packers so quickly after his own contest with the Bears. "After winning one like that (the Bear game), it's pretty hard to work a team in the few days between Thursday and Sunday," he stated. That Conzemlan is one of the best liked coaches - hecklers behind him Sunday notwithstanding - is easy to understand. Pass catching interference on Carl Mulleneaux that set up the first Packer touchdown was as obvious as the score itself. Nevertheless, losing coaches in a situation like that are prone to cry at those decisions. The wail of "we wuz robbed" is not the sole property of prize fight managers. Conzelman registered no such complaint. "We may win some more ball games," he said, "but you'll have to remember that my team is made up of 22 rookies, a number of men released from other clubs, and a handful of experienced veterans." One of his more experienced players - but also a release - is Herman Schneidman, erstwhile blocking back of the Packers. Jimmy was pleased with Schneidman's play and for the benefit of his Green Bay friends gave assurances that he is in the Cardinal lineup to stay. Another who has been around in the league is Tarzan White, guard cut loose by the New York Giants. "White was without a job in the league," the coach stated as he pushed a mop of steel grey hair back from his forehead. "Nobody seemed to want him, but he is a first string guard with my club." So it is that the actor-singer-writer who tutors in football is attempting to rebuild a football team for Charles Bidwill, who never quits truing despite several seasons of very expensive disappointments. Bidwill, owner of the Cards for about five years, has yet to see anything in the uniforms of his team which even looks like a title contender. This year, however, he has an indomitable coach and a squad of scrappy players to whom the coach's word is gospel. Bidwill summed his reaction to the loss thusly: "What did you expect?" That question answers itself...DEFENDS TEAM EFFORTS: Conzelman made no laudatory speeches on the merits of his individual players. He defended their efforts, but passed out no bouquets. Gaynell Tinsley, he asserted, was not out of condition as some discerning students of the game thing. (The noted end did look heavy). "Tinsley had a great day against the Bears," Jimmy said, and returned to his earlier affirmation that the two games followed too closely upon one another for what is required in league football today. Superiority of present-day professional teams over those of the '20s when he was playing is largely due to better reserves and less pronounced patterns of attempting to build a team around one of two stars, and an otherwise mediocre lineup. "More outstanding college players now are turning to professional football than ever before," he said. "Now, in most cases, a reserve should be as good as the man he replaces."...CLOSE TO TRAIN TIME: It was getting close to train time and the chatter shifted around to the Packers. "A great ball team," was Jimmy's verdict. "I said that in Chicago at the time of the All-Star game. I repeat it now despite the lacing at the hands of the Bears, on that day they were far from great." As a parting shot he remarked, "Clarke Hinkle is a great fullback on your team. I'll take him any day." And, James, so would a number of other coaches if he could be had. Football fans in general were out to see if the Packers could "come back" after the Bear debacle. Like all sports lovers, they were prepared to appraise the machine and every cog that makes it clock, or gums up the works. Most of what they saw yesterday was on the credit side of the ledger...GREAT GUARD PROSPECT: They saw in Smiley Johnson one of the best guard prospects to come up in a long time. They saw Hal Van Every live to what they had heard about him with the promise of more when he knows his way around the league. They saw another rookie back, Lou Brock, coming along a little bit slower than Van Every, but definitely coming. Then there was the manner Bob Adkins stepped into his blocking assignments. For the most part, this first year man handled his job in fine style. When yearlings operate in that manner, it means that the veterans will be more effective. Relief is an important factor. As for the veterans themselves, there were some heartening performances to warm the cockles of the heart. George Svendsen will play lots of football at center. He topped off a good day with a pass interception as the game ended. And Dick Weisgerber showed that there was more wisdom than sentiment in keeping him in tow. Dick blocked well, managed his defensive position well, and picked off one of opposition aerials in spectacular fashion...LINE PLAY O.K.: Line play generally was stepped up. Bill Lee should be somebody's choice for one of the top right tackles in the league. And Charles ain't-we-proud-of Buckets-day Goldenberg justified the faith of Milwaukee and Green Bay supporters who were responsible for his being presented with an automobile. It was Buckets' day, according to the ping worn by his boosters, but for a short time between halves when the automobile was being presented, it looked as if Gov. Julius Heil has misread the advance publicity. The governor, it appears, is not a great favorite with football fans. He managed his benediction of Buckets only after hecklers tired of giving him the Wisconsin version of a Bronx cheer. On the other hand, Mayor Carl Zeidler of Milwaukee brought down the house with applause. It was Ziedler who made the actual presentation to Buckets. In 1924 Ziedler was a center on the Milwaukee West Division high school football team. The following year Buckets was the same school's grid idol. Zeidler was hurt playing in his senior year in high school so he passed up the sport when he entered Marquette university. Concentrating on other talents, he is the extremely popular chief executive of a large city at the age of 32...HAS A BUSY DAY: Here is the way a Zeidler day runs: Sunday he helped dedicate a church, talked before the German-American society, made the presentation to Buckets, appeared at an outing for somebody or other, and participated in a parade of Legionnaires and city officials as they returned from the national American Legion convention in Milwaukee. Milwaukee much appreciates its young men. With Zeidler on the sidelines was Jerome Wroblewski, who at 29 is Milwaukee county's youngest supervisor. He, too, is a product of Marquette university, a former football player of sorts and an avid Packer fan. Dr. W.W. Kelly, genial Packer physician and former president of the club, spoke on the program for Goldenberg, closing with an old Irish wish, "May your shadow never grow less." As he closed Gov. Heil engaged the doctor in earnest conversation. Came a voice from the bench, "Be careful, doctor, you'll be a colonel yet." The governor once offered Dr. Kelly that commission, but it was turned down...FRIEND OF ENEMIES: Tarzan Taylor, Marquette line coach, was very much in evidence on the Cardinals' bench. He is an old friend of Conzelman. In fact, he seems to be an old friend of just about everybody the Packers play against. In the stands was one of the busiest men in the park, George Halas, whose Bears had a day off. Proving that he doesn't intend to try cashing in a second time on last week's victory, he thoroughly scouted the Packers all over again. And it was the Packers who received most of his attention despite his loss to the Cardinals. Both coaches and players agreed that the game was not marred by foul tactics. Feeling ran high at times, but play remained clean, they said. Even Gaynell Tinsley's black eyes were attributed to hard but not dirty work. Only Phil Handler, who now is serving as an assistant under his third Cardinal head coach, showed some tendency to gripe in the manner of the Cardinals of old. "The Packers will lose a lot of ball game," he said. "Why?" he was asked. "You'll see," was the mysterious answer. "They'll lose lots of them."...MAYBE HE'S WRONG: It didn't rhyme, and it lacked reason. Unless he knows something that many others haven't learned, it sounds as if he is speaking in error - we hope. With the sweet came the bitter in the leg injury to Joe Laws, one of the most able, game and heady backs who ever wore a Packer uniform. Carried off the field in pain, he was taken to the West Allis hospital in the police ambulance. About two hours later he came into the Schroeder hotel on crutches, wearing a hospital bed wrap and a smile. Stretched on two chairs in the train coming home, on his way to the hospital here, it was Joe who led the songs. There's something about a guy like that. 
LAWS, MULLENEAUX CHIEF CASUALTIES FROM CARD BATTLE
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - Joe Laws, right halfback, was the No. 1 Packer injury in yesterday's game with the Cardinals at Milwaukee, and by incurring a severely wrenched knee he became the most prominent casualty of the young season. Laws was carried from the field in great pain yesterday and left the park on a stretcher. He was given X-ray examinations at Milwaukee County hospital, the pictures revealing no fracture. He was able to make the trip home and now is at St. Mary's hospital. Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, said that Laws will be lost to the team for several weeks at least. Carl Mulleneaux, right end, was the other Packer casualty of note. He acquired a severe contusion of his upper leg, and for the next few days will rest at St. Vincent hospital. He is expected to be ready for service against the Cleveland Rams here Oct. 13. A number of other players received cuts and bruises, but all are expected to be available for practice.
​LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - The Packers were the Packers again yesterday, as they staged a typical Green Bay show before a large Milwaukee throng to hop back into first place in the Western division race, which already has been steamed up to mid-season temperatures. Every Western team already has registered in both the victory and defeat columns, despite the fact that the first month of competition isn't half completed. That's a good indication of what may be expected for the balance of the schedule. Ever since Wednesday fans have been predicting freely, with their fingers crossed, that the Cardinals would suffer a letdown from their win over the Chicago Bears, and that the Packers would recoil with great force from the licking they absorbed from those same Bears the previous Sunday. Things followed the groove, and that's just the way the game turned out. The Packers were hopped up, primed for a much greater show of opposition than they received. The Cardinals were tired, and looked it. Green Bay was braced for a terrific effort, and that effort was launched from the opening gun. The Chicago South Siders almost were tossed from the park in the first period, yielding 17 points, and after that the spirit of competition flapped dismally above the scene. The Cardinals wanted to win, and they spun loose a few fine football players to plague the Packer reserves, but as yet a professional football team can't hit the peak twice in four days, and the Redshirts still were suffering from the depression which followed their brilliant conquest of the Bears. Packer fans were scared to death when Joe Laws was toted from the field. There are few men who are needed more than this capable field general, and Coach Curly Lambeau probably is making plans already to break in a new signal caller or two. Few veterans of the National league are as canny in selecting their plays as Laws, and when word passed around, incorrectly, that his leg was broken there occurred an emotional slump which was reflected upon the playing field...Five names appeared on the scoring list of the Packers yesterday, and their accomplishments were inscribed duly on the all-time scoring roster of the Green Bay team. Clarke Hinkle, who has been creeping closer and closer to the scoring record of 301 points established by Verne Lewellen, added five more to his record yesterday. He kicked his 26th and 27th points after touchdown, and booted his 16th field goal, the latter again making him the Packers with the most goals from the field to his credit. Hinkle now has 285 points, 16 less than Lewellen, with the season still young. Don Hutson is climbing after Hinkle faster than Hinkle is catching up with Lewellen, and yesterday the veteran end picked up seven points on his 41st Packer touchdown and his 10th extra point. He has 256 points, and ranks third on the big list, 29 points behind Hinkle. Joe Laws scored his 16th Packer touchdown, and has 96 points. He holds eighth place, three points behind Bob Monnett. Tiny Engebretsen kicked his 42nd extra point, which enabled him to break a tie with Lavvie Dilweg and go into ninth place with 87 points. Cecil Isbell's two touchdowns were No. 6 and 7 for him since he joined the Packers. He has a total of 45 points.
CHIEFS SWAMP FOES IN AMERICAN LEAGUE TILT
SEPT 30 (Des Moines) - The Milwaukee Chiefs of the American
Professional league defeated the Des Moines Comets, 24-2,
before a crowd of 3,000 here Sunday. Obbie Novakofski pitched
touchdown passes to Barnes and Myre, and little Johnny
Maltsch intercepted a Comet pass on his own 25 yard line and
raced through the entire Comet team for 75 yards to score the
other touchdown. Bob Eckl made all three extra points and
kicked a placement from the 11 yard line in the third quarter. The
Comets made their two points in the first quarter when
Novakofski's punt from the Chiefs' 26 yard line was blocked and
Myre recovered in the end zone for a safety. This victory was the
sixth in a row for the Chiefs, whose goal line has not been
crossed.
​PACKERS LEAD SCORING RACE
SEPT 30 (New York) - Jock Sutherland is the freshman of the
NFL coaches, yet he is already producing results with his
Brooklyn Dodgers' attack. The Dodger offensive which has rolled
up 591 yards in two games, an average of 295, second
only to the 305 yard average compiled by the champions
Green Bay Packers in three games. The Dodger average
is 100 to 150 yards a game better than any Dodger team
in the last eight years. The league's forward passing
leadership is turning into a wide open four-club race, with
Philadelphia and Green Bay completing the most aerials
- 43 and 32 respectively - and Washington turning in the
top mark in efficiency, 23 completed in 39 tries for 58.
Cleveland's Rams are right up there in this department,
too, with 17 ringing the bell in 35 attempts for 48%. Point
scoring leaders at the end of the season's second week are Green Bay, with 68 in three games, and the Chicago Bears, with 48 in two games. Defensively, the Detroit Lions are tops, allowing only 10 points and permitting their rivals to advance only 391 yards in three games. Don Looney, Philadelphia end who has caught four touchdown passes in two games, leads individual point makers. Looney's 24 points gives him a six point bulge on John Drake of Cleveland and Cecil Isbell, versatile Green Bay star.
PACKERS TAKE DAY OFF FOLLOWING VICTORY OVER CHICAGO CARDINAL TEAM; RESUME PRACTICE TOMORROW FOR CLEVELAND INVASION OCT. 23
OCT 1 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, on their toes again as undisputed leaders of the NFL Western division, took time off today to ponder their current accomplishments, but tomorrow they will be called back into executive session to prepare for further gridiron appearances. The Packers went whish! through the Chicago Cardinals Sunday at Milwaukee, and this event, combined with others on separate National league fronts, enabled Green Bay to regain first place a lot sooner than it expected to after the lacing from the Chicago Bears the previous week. The next bit of business at hand will be an invasion by the Cleveland Rams, but that won't take place until Sunday, Oct. 13. Next weekend the Packers can sit by the radio and listen to other professional gridders in action...TAKES DAY OFF: Coach Curly Lambeau gave the squad a holiday today, to go hunting, golfing or seek other amusements, and incidentally to rest up from a severe bumping it received at the Cardinals' hands. The Packers were bruised more in Sunday's game than they were when they played the Bears, and in addition they lost the service, probably until late in the season, of right halfback Joe Laws, one of the most valuable men on the team. Laws succumbed to a twisted knee, and he is established in St. Mary's hospital, probably for quite a stretch. Carl Mulleneaux, right end, also is a hospital case, but is expected to be out of the moth balls well in advance of the Cleveland invasion. Lambeau fears the Rams, who beat the Packers once last year and held them to a 7 to 6 score on the encore appearance. Coach Dutch Clark has inaugurated an upbuilding program which seems to be taking effect, and the 1940 Rams are tagged as contenders in the Western division campaign. They have a tasty little assignment next Sunday, entertaining the Bears at Cleveland, which means that once again the Packers will get a crack at a respected opponent right after the Bears have finished with it...HAVE MORE TIME: The Rams will have a full week in which to recuperate from the shock, whereas the Cardinals had to attempt a fresh triumph with only four day's rest. Lambeau indicated that the Bear-Ram game Sunday will be scouted thoroughly, with the plays of both teams mapped. Neither can afford to lose if it s remain a prominent contender, and both are likely to reveal key maneuvers in advance of their next meeting with the Packers. The Green Bay squad will return to business tomorrow morning with a long skull session at the Hotel Northland, and will take to the field for an outdoor workout thereafter. The Packers face two consecutive home games, for after the Cleveland mix the Detroit Lions will appear here Sunday, Oct. 20. That will wind up the year as far as City stadium is concerned, and there will be but one more game in Wisconsin, against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Milwaukee Oct. 27. The Packers will experiment with a few more new offensive maneuvers during their two weeks' layoff from competition, and Coach Lambeau will try to get his machinery in apple pie working order for the strenuous stretch drive in the Western division. Once the Cleveland game arrives the Packers will face an opponent every Sunday until the end of the season Dec. 1.
PACKERS NOTES
OCT 1 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - In addition to proving they
can still deliver gridiron groceries when they put their
minds and talents to it, the Packers Sunday afternoon
exhibited a number of yearlings who have evidence of
reaching pro league stardom in the immediate future.
The 31 to 6 triumph over the Chicago Cardinals was
gratifying to players, Packer officials and fans. It erased
most effectively that 41 to 10 drubbing handed them by
the Bears because the Cards grabbed off a 21 to 7 win
over the Bears Wednesday night. However, the most
gratifying developments of Sunday was the way a
number of rookies are fitting into the Packer pattern. I
refer to such kids as Hal Van Every, Bob Adkins, Ray
Riddick, and Howard (Smiley) Johnson in particular; to
Dick Evans and Fred Shirey, who have distinct
possibilities, and to a number of the 1939 rookies who
are just coming into their own. Van Every and Brock are
but a short distance away from the pro top. Van Every
is working largely with new stuff, under a different
system than used at Minnesota. Most Packer passes
are thrown coming out of a spin, but he is mastering the
tricks of the trade rapidly and is, it seems to me, the
hard running, barrel legged, rugged and good passing
halfback that the Bays have long needed. And where, I
ask, can you find a rooking back who gives more
promise as a runner AND BLOCKER than Brock?...A
BIGGER JOE LAWS: The former Purdue star is a
tremendous prospect and one of the finest all-around
rookies to come up in a long time. He'll make some
mistakes; he'll not be sensation overnight, but the stuff
and the desire are there to make him a sort of bigger
Joe Laws. And that, in my book, is a heluva compliment
because Li'l Joe has always been one of the great
unsung heroes of the grid in my ratings. In Johnson the
Bays have apparently come up with the rookie guard of
the year and right in a department that needed
strengthening. He is a 200 pounder with drive to his
charge and speed on his blocking assignments. Adkins
and Riddick, ends, have been rated among the
outstanding prospects all season; Sunday they came
through with performances that put them beyond the
prospect stage. Another who has been delivering in
rather unexpected fashion in Dick Weisgerber. Dick's
been around for three seasons, but had little opportunity
to show his true stuff because he seldom was used and
because when used he was never working with an outfit
that was composed largely of veterans who have been
through the pro mill. This year he has been used more
often and has been improving from game to game...FAR
FROM BAY PEAK: Although the performance of Sunday was gratifying it does not prove the Bays have bounded back to their peak. Far from it! They missed too many chances Sunday to be classed with Packer team at their best. At time they were terrific, but on several other occasions they muffed chances that a Bay team at its best would have gobbled up like a starved lumberjack does a flapjack. However, with two weeks to work for the Cleveland game at the Bay on October 13 we can expect to see the Bays much improved at that time. In fact, starting then the Bays will be the Packers of old because in two weeks the rough edges will be worn off and some of the newcomers will be that much better adapted into the scheme of things...A COUPLE OF BOUQUETS: And while tossin' a bouquet at the Bays for their comeback, it might not be amiss to throw an orchid or two at Cee Isbell and Clarke Hinkle. Cee was off in the Bears game, almost tragically so; his passing was erratic (for him) against the Cardinals, bt it was straight and true in enough instances to put the Bays in position for their first 10 points and to score the next touchdown. Cee also got away for one 39 yard touchdown romp so it might be well to forgive him his lapse from form in the Bears fray - but, gosh, let's hope it doesn't happen again 'cause without Cee's accurate pitching even a Hutson can't grab 'em. The Hink's case is different. After a slow start in training he found himself in the All-Star game and has been tops ever since. Taking everything into consideration his kicking-off, his placekicking, his running, blocking, punting - he's still Hinkle. He played a tremendous though losing game against the Bears; he's done it on every occasion and the fans know it. The ovation he gets as he bulls his way off the field is no polite handicap. It's a thunderous burst of applause for a guy who plays the game for all it's worth, all the time.
RAMS GET SHIREY, PACKERS OBTAIN LEO DISEND; CLEVELAND HERE NEXT
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - This period of rest from NFL competition ended, the Green Bay Packers piled back onto the practice field today to prepare for an invasion of the Cleveland Rams. Coach Dutch Clark's Ohioans will visit City stadium next Sunday afternoon, and from then on the Packers will be in action every weekend until Dec. 1 - at least. Coach Curly Lambeau today returned from an extensive weekend scouting trip to announce two changes in squad personnel. Fred Shirey, big tackle from Nebraska, has been traded to the Rams. Leo Disend, a 224-pound Brooklyn tackle, formerly of Albright college, has been obtained from the Dodgers. Disend is 24 years old and is spending his third year as a professional football player. Called "Moose" by his teammates, he attended little Albright
college in Pennsylvania, was captain of the football 
team for three years and performed also in track and
basketball. Lambeau discounted rumors that the Rams
are crippled. Their 21-14 loss to the Chicago Bears, he
said, should have been no worse than a tie. "Only Red
Conkright, center, was out of the Ram lineup," he
reported, "and it was a bad pass from center which gave
the Bears their first touchdown. The Rams attempted to
punt on fourth down from deep in their own territory and
the ball sailed over the back's head, going into the 
possession of the Bears on the Cleveland 14-yard line...
SIGNALS ARE MIXED: "Twice later in the game the
Rams lost out on likely touchdowns, once when two
signals were missed consecutive on the Bears' 9-yard
line, and again when a promising march was stopped
by the final whistle." Lambeau, in addition to witnessing
the Bear-Ram game, saw the Marquette-Wisconsin
contest Saturday, when he looked over possible pro
prospects. He said the Badgers has the most spirited
team he has seen in years. Assistant Coach Red Smith
scouted the Saturday night game between the Lions
and Cardinals at Detroit. This morning the Packers held
a long skull practice, followed by a heavy outdoor drill.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS UNBEATEN, BUT THERE ISN'T
ANY TEAM
OCT 7 (Milwaukee) - The undefeated Milwaukee Chiefs
were still on top in the AFL standings today, but - They had no players, coach, uniforms, franchise or a place to play. Financial trouble was the reason. Far behind in their salary checks, Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon and all his players notified the Milwaukee Baseball club, Inc., that their contracts had been terminated...NO LEGAL STANDING: William D. Griffith, president of the league, said the Milwaukee corporation has not posted its franchise fee of $500 and thus had no legal standing with the league. A Milwaukee sporting goods firm replevined the uniforms for non-payment of bills, and the State Fair park management said the team's contract for rental of the grounds has been torn up. All was not completely lost, however. A committee of three, representing the players, creditors and the corporation, were negotiating with another group in an effort to save the club. Griffith said that if new backers could be found by Tuesday night, the league would grant the organization the franchise. Coach Cahoon said that only one fourth of the players' salaries had been paid.
CHIEFS SCORE LATE FOR VICTORY OVER KENOSHA
OCT 7 (Milwaukee) - Playing under the auspices of a three-man
committee which is seeking new owners for the club, the
"orphaned" Milwaukee Chiefs defeated the Kenosha Cardinals 7
to 0 in the last 47 seconds of play yesterday, More than 3,000
fans witnessed the exhibition game, played on a rain-soaked 
field. With the ball on the Cardinals' 42-yard stripe, Obbie
Novakofski tossed twice to Sherman Barnes and the former
Baylor university end romped over the goal line just before the
gun sounded. The Milwaukee line held the Kenosha eleven to a
net gain of one yard during the afternoon.
LEGION COUNCIL TAKES OVER MILWAUKEE CHIEFS
OCT 8 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee's victorious Chiefs were no
longer orphans Tuesday. A committee of the American Legion
went to State Fair park Tuesday morning and informed the
players at practice that the county council had voted Monday night to take over the franchise and back the team. The boys, who had been sticking together, pooling their money to eat and hoping that they could continue to play football as a team, greeted the announcement with cheers. Then they went out and tried to take each other apart in practice. After three weeks of uncertainty, they finally had something to bank on. A group of legion leaders, who had threshed the matter out at lunch Monday, presented the facts and figures to the council council at Alonzo Cudworth post clubhouse Monday night, with a recommendation that the legion take over as a civic gesture with the possibility of making money eventually. The council asked questions and discussed the matter about two hours and finally voted, 60 to 14, to obtain a franchise in the American Professional Football league and operate the team. A suggestion was made that the team be named the Red Arrows or something else that would indicate the backing of former servicemen. The Red Arrow was the insignia of the 32nd division in the World War and it was made up largely of Wisconsin and Michigan men. Because $2,500 was needed immediately to pay the franchise fee and post a guarantee for the Cincinnati Bengals, who are scheduled for a league game at State Fair park Sunday, pledges were given by individuals, posts and the council to underwrite the game. This money is to be paid, if used, out of the first stock subscription. The proposal has been made that when a corporation is formed to own and operate the team the promotion stock be given to the county council and the rest be offered for sale to the 35 posts in the county, so that the responsibility would be spread and when a profit was made all would share in it. Fred Seifert, county commander, said that all posts would be urged to put forth every effort to get out a big crowd for Sunday's game to celebrate the legion's acquisition of a team which appears headed for the championship of the American league. "If legionnaires and other Milwaukee sports fans will cooperate to put over this first game," he said, "we will send our team off on its three game road trip with a big boose and the legion will have until November 3 to get organized for the next home game." George Harris, president of the Milwaukee Football club, which organized the Chiefs but lost the team, equipment, franchise and State Fair park for not meeting its payroll and other obligations, said Tuesday that he had received offers of financial aid since the club's troubles became public Monday. "I certainly will give the legion all possible cooperation," he said. "I would like to meet with the legion committee, with the press present, and explain some things which they should know. There were reasons why I did not pay my franchise fee in the league. I held it up until other clubs did certain things. I suggest that the legion look into the league before it goes in."
PACKERS BRUSH UP ON AIR GAME
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau today warned his Packers to improve their forward passing - Green Bay's current No. 1 trouble - is they're inclined to defeat the Cleveland Rams here Sunday. Pass defense, too, received attention. Cleveland defeated the Packers once last season, but lost the second game, 7 to 6. This season they're reputed just as strong. Also, they have Parker Hall and Jim Benton performing the aerial duties. The Bays have long drills scheduled the rest of the week.
PACKERS ARE DRILLING ON OVERHEAD GAME FOR RAMS
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - The Packers' inability to file their sights properly while forward passing caused Coach Curly Lambeau concern today as the squad drilled long hours for next Sunday's NFL game against the Cleveland Rams here. The Green Bay passing attack has functioned with complete effect only twice this season - against the All-Stars at Chicago and against the Washington Redskins at Milwaukee. Since league competition started the aerial stylists have functioned spasmodically, looking great at intervals and erratic on others. Lambeau feels that it has better be great against the Rams, for he fears Coach Dutch Clark's men, particularly the first string which Cleveland used against the Chicago Bears. The Bears beat the Rams, 21 to 14, but the Cleveland starting lineup appeared superior to that of the Bears, the Rams losing out principally through lack of reserve power and the loss of their veteran center, Red Conkright, who probably still will be out of action against the Packers. Regardless of how the Rams looked, the Packers well remember the unpleasant lacing they received from a weaker Cleveland team here last year, and an attempt is being made to key the Green Bay defenders accordingly. Because of the condition of their overhead game, the Packers spent considerable time yesterday and today working on their pass offense, but they took time, too, to drill on defense against Cleveland plays. The Cleveland-Bear game was scouted both by Lambeau and Assistant Coach Red Smith...DISEND IS DRILLING: Leo Disend, the new tackle obtained from Brooklyn, arrived yesterday and has reported for practice. He looks good, weighing close to 230 pounds and standing 2 inches over 6 feet. Disend has played both sides of the line, but here he will work at left tackle. He may not be ready for use against Cleveland, but he will be on tap for the all-important collision with the Detroit Lions here Oct. 20. Three men in the Ram backfield are rated among the most dangerous performers in the National league. They are Johnny Drake, the big fellow from Purdue; Parker Hall, the strike-throwing halfback from Mississippi, and Vic Spadaccini, former Minnesota blocking back used by Clark at quarterback...TOSSES ARE TIMELY: Hall's tosses are dangerous in any direction, but are tough particularly when aimed at Jim Benton, the big end from Arkansas who ranks high on the roster of professional receptionists. The most dangerous man between the ends is Chet Adams, the 228-pound tackle from Ohio university, who is among the best men in the league at his position. Lambeau regards with respect the formidable Ollie Cordill, first year man from Rice Institute, who packs the mail with a deadly punch. There'll be no more rest for the Packers. After Sunday's competition is finished, they will embark on a series of struggles on consecutive Sundays lasting until Dec. 1. The Lions will be here Oct. 20, and Oct. 27 Green Bay battles the Pittsburgh Steelers at Milwaukee. That will be the last Wisconsin appearance of the current season; should the Packers land in the playoff, it will be held in the Eastern representative's territory this year. Officials for next Sunday's game have been announced. They are David Reese, Denison, referee; Ed Cochrane, Missouri, umpire; J.J. Ritter, Purdue, head linesman, and Leo Daniels, Chicago, field judge. The Packers and Rams have played three league games. Green Bay defeated Philadelphia, 27 to 20, lost to the Chicago Bears, 41 to 10, and beat the Cardinals, 31 to 6. Cleveland won from the Eagles, 21 to 13; lost to Detroit, 6 to 0, and was beaten by the Bears, 21 to 14.
Hamilton band of Two Rivers, one of the state's best musical organizations; the popular Lumberjack band, which will introduce the visitors; and the members of Green Bay's two National Guard units, Headquarters battery and B battery, who are heading south this month for a year's active duty service. The Guardsmen will be guests of the Packer corporation for this football game. Coach Curly Lambeau today said that Frank Balazs, fullback who was both injured and suspended, definitely will be eligible to play against the Cleveland Rams Sunday. Balazs' injured shoulder has responded to treatment, and the big Iowa back has been working hard during drills. The Packers are apt to need him, as Larry Buhler has been shifted over to right halfback to plug the gap left by Joe Laws' injury, leaving Clarke Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski as the only fullbacks available. The Rams are due early tomorrow morning on the North Western train, and will work out here during the day. They will make their headquarters at the Hotel Northland.
BAYS BACKFIELD IS REVAMPED
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - A revamped backfield probably will be used in the starting lineup of the Green Bay Packers when they resume National league competition here Sunday against the Cleveland Rams. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau has been using a combination that has Larry Craig at the blocking quarterback position, Larry Buhler at right half, Hal Van Every at the left half, and Frank Balazs at fullback, with Van Every calling signals from the left halfback post. The shifts were made necessary to fill the hole left when Joe Laws, veteran right half and signal caller, was injured recently. Arnie Herber, who also calls signals, is expected to alternate with Buhler, and Isbell will alternate with Van Every, the coach said. Isbell will also call signals when he is in the game.
​CLEVELAND RAMS VISIT CITY STADIUM, FACE PACKERS
OCT 12 (Green Bay) - A football series which last fall resulted in an even break between two Western division rivals will be resumed at City stadium tomorrow afternoon, when the Cleveland Rams and the Green Bay Packers will collide in a NFL engagement, starting at 2 o'clock. Despite the fact that thousands of fans are looking ahead with greater interest to the invasion of the Detroit Lions the following Sunday, a good advance ticket sale has been reported for tomorrow's battle, and with good weather, the turnout should be large. Cleveland's record against the Packers was better last season than that of the Lions, a fact which Coach Curly Lambeau has been pointing out repeatedly to his players during this week's drill sessions. Both the Rams and Packers are on the scene, the Cleveland squad having arrived by North Western railway this morning, establishing its headquarters at the Hotel
Northland...CONKRIGHT IS LOST: Coach Dutch Clark,
who piloted his Rams here personally, said that except
for Red Conkright, his injured center who is out with a
broken leg, the entire personnel of the Cleveland squad
will be available. "We won't use Ollie Cordill so much,"
he added, "but I expect him to play at least part of the
day." Cordill is Cleveland's highly promising first year
back from Rice Institute, who was unable to play 
against the Chicago Bears because of an injury. The
Rams will leave here early Monday morning by North
Western sleeper, Clark said...LAWS STILL MISSING:
The Packers have their injury problem, too, most of it
centered around ailing halfback Joe Laws, who will be
out of action Sunday and probably for a number of 
Sundays thereafter. Laws has left the hospital, but is in
no shape to run plays, having to nurse carefully the 
knee he hurt against the Cardinals at Milwaukee. Most
of the Packers are in crack shape for the conflict, and
anxious to get back into the swim after an absence of
two weeks, caused by the schedule. Lambeau believes
that the Rams, who has been beaten twice this year,
will be at their peak, for another loss by Cleveland will
place that team definitely outside the pale as a title
contender during the November stretch drive, when the
extra victories pay dividends at the box office...DRILL
DURING IDLE WEEKS: Similarly, he believes that the
Packers are due to show the results of their two weeks
of intensive drill. The Cleveland invasion is the last but
one for the Green Bay home card, as after the Detroit
visit Oct. 20 the Bays will take to the road for the
balance of the season. Even if Cordill is unable to play,
the Rams have plenty of stuff to plague the Packers
thoroughly, their ranks including such veterans as backs Parker Hall, Vic Spadaccini and Johnny Drake, tackle Chet Adams and end Jim Benton. All of these men were on hand last year at City stadium, when the Rams rallied to tag the Packers with a 27 to 24 defeat which Green Bay wasn't expecting at all, and which almost played a fatal part in the Packers' championship campaign. Then at Cleveland later in the season, the Bays barely scraped out a 7 to 6 decision on a last minute forward pass. Comparative statistics of the two teams, as compiled by the NFL, reveal plenty of strength in the visiting Rams. Green Bay has the better average or totals in first downs, yards gained, pass interceptions, runback of punts, least fumbles, touchdown passes, field goals and scoring...STARS IN PASSING: Cleveland's record is best in forward passing, punting, runback of kickoffs, least yards penalized, most opponents' fumbles recovered, touchdown runs, least opponents' yards and least opponents' points. The teams stack up about even in yards gained on intercepted passes, and on pass defense. That last item is an important bit, for the air certainly will be loaded with bombs on Sunday. Hall is depended upon to do the major part of the Cleveland shelling, while the Packer aerialists will be Cecil Isbell, Arnold Herber and Hal Van Every.
​PACKERS PLAY DANGEROUS RAMS
OCT 13 (Green Bay) - Sharing first place in the western division of the National Pro league with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, each with two victories in three starts, the Green Bay Packers Sunday step out here to protect their share of the lead against the highly sparked Cleveland Rams. The game will start at 2 o'clock. The two weeks' rest Curly Lambeau's boys enjoyed since they rolled over the Cardinals in Milwaukee apparently was just what the doctor ordered, for they went through their workouts last week with more fire and drive than they showed all fall. Except for Joe Laws, veteran right half who still hobbles around with a bad knee and ankle, and Charlie Schultz, big tackle who cracked a bone in his leg in the Bear game, the squad will take the field in tiptop shape. Among other things, it has finally dawned on the bous that they really have a tough row to hoe and their attitude toward what remains of the schedule is healthier than ever before this year. With Laws on the shelf, Arnie Herber, Lou Brock and Larry Buhler, who has been shifted over from full will share the duties at right half. The rest of the lineup will remain the same except possibly at left half where Hal Van Every has started to steal some of Cecil Isbell's thunder and may get the call. Hinkle will be at full, Craig at quarter, Hutson and Riddick at ends, Ray and Lee at tackles, Letlow and Goldenberg at guards and Charlie Brock at center. Of scout reports brought back by Lambeau from the Bear-Ram game at Cleveland last Sunday, the Packers will have good use for their best brand of ball. Lambeau returned with warning that Dutch Clark has built up a machine fully 25% stronger than last year's which beat the Packers at Green Bay, 27 to 24, and almost beat them again at Cleveland a month later, 7 to 6. Parker Hall, voted the most valuable player in the league last year, and Johnny Drake, former Purdue stars, are the two big guns in Cleveland's attack. Hall is up with the league leaders in passing efficiency, running and kicking, and Drake is an oft proven dynamo at full. Lack of reserve strength is Cleveland's only handicap. With passers like Hall, Isbell, Herber and Van Every in the game, and receivers like Hutson and Jim Benton, the game will probably be waged largely in the air. Benton is probably Hutson's closest rival in the league as a pass receiver. Green Bay's national guard will attend the game as guest of the Packer management. Dave Reese will be referee, Ed Cochrane, umpire, R.R. Ritter, head linesman and Leo Daniels, field judge.
CHIEFS MEET CINCINNATI
OCT 13 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, in better physical condition than at any other time since they opened their professional season and anxious to make a favorable impression under their new sponsorship, will bid for their third American league victory against the Cincinnati Bengals at State Fair park Sunday. The kickoff is scheduled at 2 o'clock. The Chiefs are now backed by a county committee and have been refinanced with the assistance of American Legion posts. After a bad break in the weather last week, Coach Tiny Cahoon's sprightly team is virtually assured of its largest crowd of the season Sunday. Tickets have been rescaled at $1.50, $1 and 50c. Cahoon planned no changes in his starting lineup and none seemed advisable in view of the Chiefs' record of having only two points scored against them in winning six games. Cahoon has 28 players ready for action. The Cincinnati squad, which arrived here late Saturday, has been strengthened since losing its last two league games. Coach Dana King said his line was built around Capt. Joe Gerder, formerly of Kearney (Mo.) State Teachers. Tony Popp, former Appleton boy who played for Doc Spears at Toledo, was slated to start at one end. Carnes, a powerful running fullback, and Metzinger, an accurate passer, are regarded as the Bengals' most dangerous backs. It will be the Chiefs' last home appearance this month and they are particularly desirous of winning their seventh straight game as an undefeated record not only would put them well on the way to the league championship but would greatly enhance their drawing power on the road.
PACKERS, FAR FROM PEAK, BACK AT WORK FOR CLEVELAND CLASH
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Still far from their desired peak despite wins in two of their three opening league games, the Green Bay Packers returned to hard work today, their next objective a contest with the Cleveland Rams at City stadium Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13. The Packers did not drill from last Sunday until today, spending their time hunting and relaxing after a joust with the Chicago Cardinals which shook them up considerably, in addition to landing halfback Joe Laws and end Carl Mulleneaux in the hospital. Coach Curly Lambeau plans another short rest period for them next weekend, but between now and then a practice schedule of extreme intensity has been arranged..TALK ABOUT PACKER: "We are not talking about Cleveland or any other club this week," he said. "All we're talking about is Packers. We need improvement both offensively and defensively. In some
departments, we are 'way off' and in others we are more
satisfactory. This is only natural for this time of year;
you don't expect a football team to reach its peak in
September." No department of the team has been
consistently up all season, the one to suffer the most
being the forward passing branch, the chief arm of 
attack for the Packers. Green Bay bombers have
thrown a lot of perfect tosses this season already, but
they have also turned loose many erratic heaves which
haven't landed in the same voting precinct with the
receivers. In a number of cases these wild passes were
due to inadequate protection, but whatever the cause
they will be the subject of much drill today, tomorrow
and Friday...KICKOFFS LOOKED GREAT: If the
Packers had been able to produce kickoffs against the
Chicago Bears in the style they had against the Cards,
George McAfee and Ray Nolting never would have been
able to run them back for touchdowns. At Milwaukee 
last Sunday Clarke Hinkle was superb, sailing most of
his boots into the opposing end zone, where they were
downed for touchbacks. Lambeau and Assistant Coach
Red Smith also will devote much time this week to 
polishing the new material, some of which is beginning
to show real class. There will be much work ahead for
Hal Van Every and Lou Brock, halfbacks; Smiley
Johnson, guard; Bob Adkins, blocking back; and Ray
Riddick, who looks as though he may develop into one
of the greatest defensive ends in Packer history. Larry
Buhler, in addition to handling the fullback assignment,
will be broken in also at right halfback during Laws'
absence. How long the veteran Joe will require to mend
his injured knee is a matter of conjecture but apparently
he will be out of action for a month at least...LAYOFF IS
WELCOME: The coaches will try out a lot of new stuff
during the two weeks competitive layoff, which is very
welcome. Usually the Packers line up scrimmage or
exhibition games for similar layoffs in the schedule, but
this time they will spend the entire two weeks working
on new plays and polishing up the old. While the 
players are relaxing next weekend in preparation for a
drive which will carry them through to December with
games on consecutive Sunday, the coaches will engage
in an extensive bit of scouting. Lambeau will visit
Madison Saturday to look over some recommended 
boys in the lineups of Marquette and Wisconsin, and
Sunday will continue to Cleveland to witness the game
between the Rams and Chicago Bears. Assistant 
Coach Smith will head for Detroit, where Saturday night
he will witness the Lions in battle against the Cardinals,
and the following day he will meet Lambeau in 
Cleveland to assist in scouting the Rams and Bears.
ROUNDY SAYS
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Well the Packers looked much
better last Sunday than they did against the Bears and
the Philadelphia Eagles. The boys are beginning to get
together again...The looked good in the last half against
the Chicago Cardinals even if they didn't score much
they still looked good. They had a lot of zip and dash in
their work...The column that I wrote after the Bear game
the Press-Gazette said they never got. Maybe it was a
good think they didn't I think it burned the mail sack up
it was so hot...The Packers are not clicking right yet 
the passer isn't getting the best of protection and the
receiver is not out there where he ought to be...There's
a lot of blocking assignments being missed they'll fall
in line soon and everything will be smooth..The Packers
looked 80 percent better in Milwaukee than they did
against the Bears. They'll start coming now plenty fast
they were pretty hot the last two Sunday they need a
little more snappier weather...They'll get plenty of that
before they play the last game or else I'm a dummy on
climates...The Packers beat a good team in those
Chicago Cardinals they got a good ball team they are
young, fast, and they are going to knock a few more off
before they get through...That's the best coached 
Chicago Cardinal team I've seen in years they'll have a
whale of a team next year...I noticed some Cardinals got down on about the three-yard line the Green Bay line submarined them they went right down and lifted up the Cardinal linemen and the Cardinal ball carrier was stopped by his own men every time. I ain't see that in year, boy, that was perfect for the occasion...Hinkle is standing out with some great footballing he didn't get the blocking last Sunday that he can get but still he stood out plenty...Van Every in the last half looked much better he is a good hard tough runner and his passes were more accurate in the last half...The Bays had a fellow by the name of Riddick at end that looked o.k. he is going to do plenty. Uram ain't hit his stride yet he ain't making those great runs through the line like he did. The Packers could use those runs...The Packers got to get ready for Cleveland now Parker Hall passed their ears off last year so the Packers better pin their ears back this year don't have them wiggling out there...Brock played a good game at center he intercepted some nice passes. They'll have to play that baby against Cleveland. The Packers will have to have one outfielder working.
PACKERS AVERAGE 305 YARDS FOR GROUND GAINING HONORS IN LOOP
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - That Coach Jock Sutherland's famed "Pittsburgh" powerhouse attack is producing results with the Brooklyn Dodgers is evidenced by this week's NFL team statistics which show Brooklyn holding the second best ground-gaining average in the circuit, a mere 10 yards a game less than that of the champion Green Bay Packers. Brooklyn has run and passed for an average of 295 yards a game compared with 305 yards a game for the Packers. Washington is third with a 271-yard average. The Sutherland-coached Brooklyn average puts the Dodgers in a position it has never before enjoyed. Brooklyn's average is 100 to 150 yards a game better than it ever was when the team finished among the last three for the past eight seasons in the league's ground-gaining totals. Washington, Philadelphia, Green Bay and Cleveland are leading the race for forward passing honors. Philadelphia and Green Bay have the most completions, 43 and 32, respectively. Washington's 23 out of 39 for 58 percent and Cleveland's 17 out of 35 for 48 percent produce the best efficiency average. Green Bay has tallied 68 points in three games, while the Chicago Bears' point total is 48 in two games, an average of 24 a game. Washington is third in scoring with 45 points in two games. Philadelphia has 47 in three games.
​CHIEFS TACKLE A STATE RIVAL
OCT 2 (Milwaukee) - The Kenosha Cardinals, featuring players well know to Wisconsin football fans, will give the Milwaukee Chiefs their next test in a professional game at State Fair park Sunday. The Chiefs haven't had their goal crossed in four games and have won their two American league games. The Cardinals, winners of their first two games, still have to get by the Chicago Brown Bombers in a game at Kenosha Wednesday night to make the Sunday game a meeting of unbeaten teams. Five former Packers will be in the Kenosha lineup. They are Johnny Blood, Beattie Feathers, Glenn Olson, Jim Gillette and Connie Mack Berry. Other Cardinal stars include Carl Seifert, Dave Braden, Dan Koster and Harry Leysenaar of Marquette. The Chiefs rested Monday after returning from Des Moines, but were back at work Tuesday and planned stiff workouts through Friday. The squad is in good physical condition, having escaped serious injuries despite a rough game at Des Moines.
CLEVELAND TEAM IMPROVED, BUT INJURY RIDDEN AS IMPORTANT GAMES WITH BEARS, PACKERS APPROACH
OCT 3 (Green Bay) - While the injury-ridden Cleveland Rams are engaged frantically in tossing together a defense capable of withstanding the assaults of the Chicago Bears next Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers, with an idle date ahead, are preparing to give the Rams two tough weekends in a row. Cleveland appears at City stadium Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13, for the eighth meeting of Rams and Packers since the new Cleveland franchise was awarded, but first Coach Dutch Clark's team faces an invasion by the Bears, still smarting from their tripping at the hands of the Chicago Cardinals. The Packers have vast respect for the Rams in general, and in particular for Parker Hall, the strike-throwing halfback whose pegs whipped the Packers once last fall and almost succeeded in repeating the stunt...BEATEN BY HALL, RAMS: When Green Bay played host to Cleveland at City stadium in 1939, Hall's amazing accuracy upset the Packers, 27 to 24, and in the return game at the Ohio city only a last minute forward pass, Cecil Isbell to Joe Laws, prevented another Packer shellacking, which would have placed the Green Bay championship in grave jeopardy. Laws won't be around for the 1940 invasion of the Rams, as the stocky right halfback was felled in the game at Milwaukee last Sunday and has been a hospital case ever since, but Carl Mulleneaux, the other casualty from the Cardinal mix, returned to the drill field yesterday and romped around at top speed, apparently fully recovered from a painful injury. Laws and Charley Schultz, tackle, are the only Packers now out of uniform, except for suspended Frank Balazs, and neither will be available against Cleveland. Beyond that, it's hard to say, but Coach Curly Lambeau has given up on them for the next game...BATTERED BY LIONS: Lambeau today received a scout report from Cleveland which indicates that the Rams were battered badly by the Detroit Lions, who defeated them in a bitter contest, 6 to 0. The Rams couldn't get their powerful offensive started. They fumbled six times, three when they were beginning to show their power, and twice when they were deep in their own territory. Moose Dunstan, regular right tackle, was unable to play at all because of a knee injury received in the Philadelphia game a week ago, and Ollie Cordill, regular Ram wingback, played only a few minutes of the first period before having to retire for the day. Cordill, the brilliant import from Rice Institute, has been suffering from a badly bruised shoulder...LIVINGSTON IS HURT: Another injury that did nothing to raise the spirits of the Rams was incurred by Captain Ted Livingston, who was forced to leave the game in the third period with a deep gash in his forehead. Even on an off day, the Cleveland passing attack showed its efficiency, completing eight of 16 tosses for 106 yards. The Ram ground attack was stalled all afternoon, picking up only 40 yards to 172 for the Lions. Twice fumbles cut short Ram scoring thrusts deep in Detroit territory, and another threat was stalled by an incomplete forward pass on the Lions' 14-yard line. All six of the Cleveland fumbles were recovered by the charging Lions, and that spelled the difference between the victory and defeat. The Rams are back at their Berea training base, making ready for the invasion of the Bears. They will arrive here late next week, in time to work out before the game with the Packers...PACKERS WORKING HARD: Lambeau was pleased to find, as his term returned to the drill field yesterday, that the players have recovered rapidly from the shaking up many received at the hands of the Cardinals. He worked the squad hard again today and will repeat tomorrow, after which the Packers will be given time off until Monday, and both Lambeau and Assistant Coach Red Smith will head for outer parts to do a spot of weekend scouting. Lambeau said that his scout report from Cleveland indicated that the Rams are 25 percent better than the 1939 squad, and he is gearing up the Green Bay defense accordingly, as the Packers had all they wanted of the Rams last fall.
KENOSHA CARDINALS WIN OVER NEGRO TEAM
OCT 3 (Kenosha) - The Chicago Brown Bombers failed to explode against the Kenosha Cardinals here last night and the Cards sent the Negro footballers back to the Windy City with a 35-0 defeat. The game proved to be a warm up contest for the Cards who take on the AFL-leading Milwaukee Chiefs at the State Fair park in Milwaukee Sunday. Al Christianson and John Dolan each scored two touchdowns. Jim Gillette was responsible for a pair as he completed two touchdown passes. Gillette converted twice, Johnny Blood once and Dan Koster twice for a perfect evening.
PACKERS START MONDAY PREPARING FOR CLEVELAND GAME;' LAMBEAY, SMITH ON SCOUTING EXPEDITIONS
OCT 4 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers knocked off hard labor for two days following a strenuous workout this afternoon, and at 8:30 Monday morning will climb back into harness to gear up for Cleveland's invasion Sunday, Oct. 13. During the two-day rest, Coach Curly Lambeau made clear, strict training rules will be observed, and when the Rams take to the turf at City stadium he hopes that Packer fans will see the greatest offensive display in Green Bay football history. Overtime work has been spent on the ailing offense this week, and results have been noted. The Green Bay attack has been brilliant at intervals this season, but at others has bogged down severely, particularly through the air...MAP SCOUTING TRIPS: While the idle Packers go hunting, golfing or engage in other forms of relaxation this weekend, the coaches will be occupied with scouting future Green Bay opponents. Assistant Coach Red Smith was on his way today, heading for Detroit, where tomorrow night the Chicago Cardinals meet the Lions. Sunday he will step over to Cleveland, meeting Coach Lambeau there for a joint scouting expedition against the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Rams, Sunday rivals in Cleveland Municipal stadium. Lambeau will be in Madison tomorrow looking over collegiate prospects in the Marquette-Wisconsin game, and will head for Cleveland as soon as the game is finished. Competitively, the Packers have divided the remainder of their National league season into two parts, and are mapping strategy for both. The first half includes the Cleveland and Detroit games here, the Pittsburgh contest at Milwaukee and the vital return engagement with the Bears at Chicago Nov. 3...FOUR MORE CONTESTS: The second half also includes four games, and all will be on the road, the Packers meeting the Chicago Cardinals, the New York Giants, Detroit and Cleveland on consecutive weekends. Charley Schultz, Packer right tackle who dislocated his ankle in the Bear game here, has left the hospital, but has not yet started running signals. With Joe Laws, right halfback, he comprises the entire Green Bay casualty list. Monday's meeting will be a lengthy skull session, and for the first time the Cleveland assignments will be stressed. During the present week the Packers have ignored their coming opposition and have worked hard at perfecting their own plays. It is probable that the Rams will be softened up a bit by the Bears Sunday, as they already have an imposing list of injuries, and if so, the Packers aim to be in a position to take advantage of it. Neither Schultz nor Laws will be anywhere near ready for the Cleveland game, but the rest of the squad is in fighting shape.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCT 4 (Green Bay) - Brooklyn will pry off the lid at home tonight when the Philadelphia Eagles invade Ebbets field. Dan Topping's football warriors are stepping along fast these days and the Eagles may find the going rather troublesome...Washington and Pittsburgh mix in an important eastern division game Sunday on the Steelers home grounds, with the Redskins pitting their fame Sammy Baugh's aerials against the tosses of the Steelers' Billy Patterson...The Chicago Bears, up from walloping the Packers in their league opener and taking an upset trouncing from the Cardinals in their second try of the year, meet the maddened Cleveland Rams at Cleveland Sunday after a week's layoff...On the gridiron menu at Detroit Saturday night will be the surprising Chicago Cardinals and the Detroit Lions, meeting in a western division contest of the National league. Both clubs are out for needed wins in the hot race...Looking good in the backfield of the Washington Redskins is James Johnston, 190-pounder from the University of Washington, who joined the capital city crew last fall. Johnston has been an important cog in the Redskins' offense...All-League quarterback ('38 and '39) Ace Parker is rounding into his usual form again for the Brooklyn club and promises to be the sparkplug for the Dodgers attack as he has since joining the team in 1937 after starring at Duke...One of the newcomers on the Cleveland roster is Ollie Cordill, the Ram's No. 1 choice in the draft. A shifty ball carrier and adept pass receiver, Cordill came up from a star-studded career at Rice Institute...A big gun in the Chicago Cardinals' upset victory over their city rivals, the touted Bears, was halfback Lloyd Madden, leading college scorer in the national last year, who came to the Cards from the Colorado School if Mines.
BANKS MCFADDEN LEADING PRO LEAGUE GROUND GAINING LIST
OCT 4 (New York) - Two rookies command supremacy in three of the five individual offensive departments of play, according to NFL statistics in the third week of play. Banks McFadden, the big boy from little Clemson college in North Carolina, now with Brooklyn, has taken the ground gaining leadership, to join in the race for individual honors against veterans with Don Looney, Philadelphia end from Texas Christian, who continues to lead in pass receiving and scoring. McFadden bolted from eighth to first in ground gaining in the past week with 165 yards in 24 attempts at ball carrying, an average of 6.8 yards per clip, in two games. Tuffy Leemans, New York Giants' league leader in 1936 and last week's top runner, dropped to second place with 147 yards. Merlyn Condit, Carnegie Tech rookie with Pittsburgh, and Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, are tied for third with 115 yards each. McFadden has only played two games compared with three for Leemans and Hinkle and four for Condit...BEST AVERAGE IN LEAGUE: Lloyd Madden, rookie with the Chicago Cardinals, has 86 yards in seven attempts, an average of 12.3 yards, the best in the league. Last year he was the nation's leading scorer with Colorado School of Mines. Looney has caught 18 passes and tallied 24 points to retain first place in each of these departments. Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals, has overtaken Don Hutson, Green Bay, for second place in pass receiving, 12 receptions to 11. Hutson is leading the league in pass interceptions, having snared fur enemy aerials, one more than teammate Charles Brock. Cecil Isbell, Green Bay, has issued a challenge in scoring by jumping into a tie for second place with Johnny Drake, Cleveland fullback. Each has three touchdowns for 18 points. Hutson and Ward Cuff, New York, are tied for fourth with 16 points each. Hutson has tallied two touchdowns and four extra points while Cuff has one touchdown, four extra points and two field goals to his credit...PASSES HOLD SPOTS: There is no change in forward passing standings. Sammy Baugh, Washington, Davey O'Brien, Philadelphia, and Parker Hall, Cleveland, are rated in that order. O'Brien has completed most passes - 40 - but has thrown 60 more than Baugh. Baugh's efficiency of 67 percent is 22 percent higher than O'Brien's 44 percent. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, and Armand Niccolai, Pittsburgh, each added a field goal, to remain tied at three each. Hinkle made every attempt good, while Niccolai has the longest of the season, a 48-yard placement. Billy Patterson, Pittsburgh, has the longest punt of the season with a 68-yard boot from the line of scrimmage.
SIX NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAMS ARE IN RACE FOR SEASON'S PROFESSIONAL GRID CROWN
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - With the NFL crowding the middle point of its 1940 schedule, there are six teams who appear to be stamped with championship possibilities, and if one of them doesn't emerge as the supreme titleholder, the dope at the present time is a bit on the screwy side. It's clear already that our Western division champion will be selected from among the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. It's equally obvious that the winner of the Eastern laurels will be the Washington Redskins or the New York Giants - and whether you believe or not right now, the Brooklyn Dodgers. There is no intention of discounting the prowess of the Cleveland rams, the Western division squad which engages the Packers at City stadium next Sunday afternoon, but once the Cleveland first team is out of action, the Rams haven't got it...MATCH FOR ANYBODY: Coach Dutch Clark's whole problem is keeping his talented and aggressive first string on the field for 60 minutes. When he accomplishes the feat, as he did a couple of times against Green Bay last year, the Rams are a match for anybody. All fans know that the Bears are serious contenders, and the Detroit Lions are showing strength to burn. The Chicago Cardinals, despite their upset win over the Bears and their nuisance value, haven't got the stuff to produce a consistent winner. Casting a look through to the Atlantic seaboard, you'll notice that the Washington Redskins are the favored team at present, with an undefeated record and a lot of enthusiasm both from players and fans. They can and probably will be beaten once or twice...HE'S GETTING ACQUAINTED: Over at Brooklyn Dr. Jock Sutherland has acquired a great personnel, is a fine coach and may be expected to produce something dangerous in the way of a Dodger eleven, once he is acclimated thoroughly to the professional way. The New York Giants don't look as good as they did last year. Their spirit isn't up and the talent seems to have deteriorated, but they still are the Giants and they still are coached by Steve Owen, which means they can't be eliminated. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia definitely can be omitted from the title picture as contenders against major opposition. So that leaves the Packers, Bears and Detroit battling it out for the Western half of the race, with the Redskins, Dodgers and Giants clawing each other in the East...MUST WORK HARD: The championship will be won, as usual, by whichever of the stronger teams works hardest and makes the most sacrifices for the season. The Packers are in the unfavorable position of being defending champions, and any coach will tell you he'd rather be working for a title than protecting it. The flaming spirit which the Green Bay team produced for the 1939 campaign, and particularly for the championship playoff with New York, hasn't flamed to the same height since the College All-Star game, but Coach Curly Lambeau thinks it's there, and believes it will reveal itself under stress of competition. The Packers are spending a muscle-cracking week. They are working particularly hard upon their offense, hoping to overwhelm Cleveland before the accurate Mr. Parker Hall starts pitching his strikes, but they aren't neglecting the defensive angle, which played them false in both Cleveland games last fall. Cleveland beat the Packers here, 27 to 24, and only a last minute forward pass from Cecil Isbell to Joe Laws gave the Packers a 7 to 6 margin at Cleveland...DISEND AWAITS ACTION: The addition of Leo Disend to the squad as replacement for Fred Shirey appears likely to work out well, although its success won't be proved until Disend gets into competition for Green Bay. He is a big, well-conditioned fellow and apparently wants to play with the Packers. Shirey, heralded as a great tackle while at the University of Nebraska, stayed out of competition a year and didn't pick up the pieces this fall. The idea of mixing up their ground attack and overhead campaign to the greatest effect is the goal of the Packers for the Cleveland game. Both have sparkled at intervals this year, but the Packers have lacked that certainty of swinging down the field for sure touchdowns using first a lashing drive at the line, then an end run, then a deadly forward pass...USED AS FIELD GENERAL: More and more, you are likely to see Hal Van Every used as field general. The Packers are faced with a shortage of men who can bark the signals and call the plays, with Joe Laws out of action indefinitely and Arnold Herber being used more sparingly. The only other field general in sight is Cecil Isbell, and Lambeau expects to break in Van Every at an increasing tempo. At the final analysis, Green Bay is still champion, still holds first place in the Western division, stands in as good a spot as anyone, speaking from the standpoint of schedule difficulties, for the 1940 crown. That rugged first team of Cleveland, minus center Red Conkright, but carrying Parker Hall, Ollie Cordill, Vic Spadaccini, Chet Adams, Jim Benton and the redoubtable Johnny Drake, is the next hurdle. After that, the Lions.
BERRY TO YANKEES
OCT 9 (Kenosha) - Connie Mack Berry has been given his release by the Kenosha Cardinals so he can accept an offer to play with the New York Yankees in the American league. Berry, former North Carolina State end who began the season with the Green Bay Packers, announced that at the close of football he would join the Oshkosh All-Star basketball team.
HALL, ONE MAN GANG, NEXT TO FACE PACKERS
OCT 9 (Milwaukee Journal) - One of the great football players of this era, really great, will stomp on the field at Green Bay Sunday. He is Parker Hall of the Cleveland Rams. If you have followed pro ball at all, you know of Mr. Hall. If you haven't, he is the 215 pound giant who, more than anybody else in the pro league today, qualifies as a one man gang. A year ago, his first in the pro league after a great career at the University of Mississippi, young Hall was the symbol of fury and class in everything he attempted. He did Cleveland's kicking, averaging 41 yards on 58 kicks. He did Cleveland's passing, completing 106 out of 208 tosses for a new league record. He gained 458 yards rushing, the fifth highest individual total in the league. He scored two touchdowns himself and passed for nine others. He was almost unanimously named the most valuable player in the league and between halves of the all-star game in Chicago six weeks ago, received a trophy symbolic of this distinction. Young Hall has not been a flash in the pan, either, for the latest statistics of the league show him pressing the leaders in all department in which last year he excelled. In rushing, with 152 yards to his credit, he is second to Banks McFadden of Brooklyn. In passing, with 25 completions out of 49 tries, he is second to Sammy Baugh of Washington. In kicking, with an average of 42 yards, he is up with the leaders. Dutch Clark, who coaches the boy, doubtless had not done Hall any harm. In fact, Hall more nearly compares with Clark than any other good football player in the league. It was the same kind of talent, the ability to run, pass and kick, which made Clark the all-pro league quarterback for six years in a row. He even runs somewhat like Clark, loping a little, biding his time, picking his holes and then turning on his power. About the only thing Hall does not do is drop kick, but Clark is more than willing to overlook the deficiency. Naturally, Clark has constructed his club pretty much around Hall. The big boy is in there most of the time. But then he likes it. He thinks he is loafing if he doesn't play at least three-quarters of a game. And when he isn't in the lineup, it just is not the same team. Hall scoffs at the theory that a good passer must throw from behind the ear. Hall throws any old way. "Often you don't have time to throw the way the book says," he once explained. "I advise high school kids to throw overhand as much as possible, but there'll be situations when they'll have to fling it side arm or flip it with only half a windup." A year ago Hall got $2,500 for the season. He was a rookie. This fall Hall is getting $5,000. And if he keeps up his good work there is no telling where his next stop on the salary ladder will be.
PACKERS ARE IDLE OVER SUNDAY; DODGERS TAKE OVER SECOND PLACE
OCT 5 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers scattered to witness their favorite football games today as they enjoyed the last weekend of idleness which will be allowed them until next December. With Coach Curly Lambeau and Assistant Coach Red Smith out of town on scouting expeditions, the Packers were relieved of duties until Monday, although warned to keep strictly within training regulations...GATHERS AGAIN MONDAY: The squad will reassemble at 8:30 Monday morning to start an intensive week of work prior to meeting the Cleveland Rams at City stadium a week  from tomorrow. The Rams are engaged with the fearsome Chicago Bears Sunday, and both Lambeau and Smith will be there to watch the fun, and incidentally to take a few notes. Many of the Packers planned to spend today at football games, with the former Minnesota warriors heading for Minneapolis and others traveling for Madison and the Marquette-Wisconsin mix. Several players announced intentions 
of hunting wild fowl over the weekend, others will enjoy
golfing and in general relax until the training grind is
reasserted Monday morning.
LEGION COULD OUT OVER MILWAUKEE CHIEFS
OCT 7 (Milwaukee Journal) - The American Legion will
be performing a service for Milwaukee if it saves the
Chiefs. One more pro football debacle would give this
city a permanent black eye. The scent of the Milwaukee
Badgers still lingers in the air, although it is more than a
decade since the last of three attempts failed to make
them go financially. Whether or not the legion will be
doing itself a service depends entirely on the legion itself
The history of pro football here - all professional sports,
in fact - indicates that the active support of some strong
organization is necessary to put crowds in the stands. If
any organization can do that, it is the American Legion
with its 35 posts and some 6,000 members in
Milwaukee County. The legion will be getting a sweet
football team, which should draw fairly well on its own,
even in Milwaukee. Its goal line has not been crossed in
six game, all of which it has won. It has a chance to win
the American league championship in its first year. It is
a fine team to watch. To this observer's knowledge, some confirmed Green Bay Packer fans who went to curl a supercilious lip at the Chiefs came away talking about their lively, aggressive play...PULL TOGETHER: Adversity has welded the Chiefs into a unit. No coach could accomplish this in a season, perhaps two or three seasons, with a collection of players from all over the middle west. Coach Tiny Cahoon tells some stories about his boys. When the first pay day was missed, they rebelled. When the second pay day was missed and they learned that Tiny was in the same boat, their animosity focused on George Harris, promoter of the club. They stuck loyally to Tiny. Some of them had only small change; some had a few dollars. They tossed what they had into the pot and shared for "eating money". When Tiny got an assignment of the Des Moines receipts, Cahoon and the boys who had cars drove the team to Des Moines for the price of their gasoline. They got $26 apiece out of that game. Tiny was busy trying to make some arrangement which would get the receipts of Sunday's game for the players, so the boys picked some of their number to direct practice. The suits and equipment had been replevined, so they practiced in old clothes. They went out and played football right up to the final seconds of Sunday's game, to win...6,000 MINIMUM: It does not seem possible that Milwaukee will not support a great bunch of lads like these. Yet, the legion should weigh its undertaking carefully. If the legionnaires will support the team, that alone should put it across. If they can sell tickets to others, the legion can make a profitable business out of pro football in time. Figuring payroll, rental, guarantees to visiting teams and incidental expense, the Chiefs will have to draw $5,000 on average at every home game. Guarantees will take care of the team on the road. Experience at State Fair park has shown that ticket sales are in the ratio of four 50c seats to two $1.10 seats and one $1.50 seat. On this basis, the average seat brings 85c, so it will take a crowd of nearly 6,000 paying spectators to bring in the necessary $5,000. The legion can assure crowds of that size if it really goes to work, but if it expects the team to draw 6,000 a game without a push behind it, the legion will lose money.
HARRIS LOSES COACH, TEAM
OCT 7 (Milwaukee) - The county council of the American Legion will meet Monday night to decide whether or not the legion shall take over the Milwaukee Chiefs and operate the team in the American Professional Football league. Fred Sickert, county commander, called together a committee of five at the Maryland hotel Monday noon after learning that the team had played Saturday's game at State Fair park as an orphan. "It would be a shame to have this team break up now," he said, "and it would be a black eye for Milwaukee. Coach Tiny Cahoon has put together a fine team. I understand it has won six games so far and its goal line has not been crossed. I have talked with some of the leaders of our county posts and they agree that it would be a civic move to save this team for Milwaukee. Putting over a football team is a matter of getting out enough home attendance. We think the legion can put big enough crowds in State Fair park to make the team break even, at least, for its first season and ultimately it would be a moneymaker. The legion needs something like that." The committee which met at the Maryland hotel Monday noon consisted of John Jones, chairman; Irving Puchner, Harold Haun, Grover Filbach and Commander Siekert. Financial difficulties of the corporation headed by George Harris, which originally backed the Chiefs, came to a head last week and Harris found himself Monday without a team, without a coach, without a lease for State Fair park, and without a franchise in the pro league. Harris and his associated, who have never been revealed, began to run out of money three weeks ago. The Columbus team of the American league played here September 15 and left $1,200 short of its guarantee. The Milwaukee players were not paid and refused to go to Buffalo for the September 22 game. Harris got an advance from the Buffalo club and satisfied them, but they were not paid in full after the Buffalo game. Harris assigned them his share of receipts at Des Moines before they would go there to play September 29. After that, the boys quit. They and Cahoon notified Harris Saturday that they considered their contracts broken. C.A. Burghardt & Sons replevined their uniforms and equipment. George Kalbus, assistant State Fair manager, notified Harris that the lease was broken because the club had not paid park rental for the last game here. Cahoon sent a SOS to W.D. Griffith, president of the league, who came up from Columbus, Ohio, to straighten things out. After sixing up the situation, he gave the players an option on the franchise. Harris, he revealed, had not paid the $500 franchise fee or the league's 1% of receipts. A committee of three, representing players, creditors and club, was formed to run Sunday's game with Kenosha. Burghardt rented the uniforms to the committee. Griffith said Monday that the league would have to know definitely by Tuesday night whether or not the Milwaukee team had backing which would guarantee next Sunday's league game with Cincinnati here.
CLEVELAND RAMS ARRIVE SATURDAY MORNING, BATTLE PACKERS IN SUNDAY CONTEST
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - Word that Ollie Cordill, crack freshman right half from Rice Institute, will be able to play with the Cleveland Rams against the Green Bay 
Packers here Sunday has added a new offensive note
to the invaders, who in their last visit to City stadium
handed the Packers a 27 to 24 shellacking. As the
Rams are stronger than they were last season, and the
Packers haven't proved as yet that they have stepped 
up their 1939 tempo, the availability of Cordill is likely
to prove an important game factor. Cordill didn't get into
action against the Chicago Bears when that aggregation
of Western division contenders defeated Cleveland, 21
to 14. The Rice youngster is regarded as a serious 
threat for top honors among first year players. He works
from the right halfback position, is a great punter, a fair
passer and a fine receiver. To date he has picked up 
more yardage from pass receptions than has Jim 
Benton, veteran Ram end from Arkansas, and he has
played one less game than has Benton. With Parker
Hall slinging leather to both Cordill and Benton, the 
Cleveland passing attack shapes up better than it did in
1939, when it was plenty good to beat the Bays once 
and score the daylights out of them a second time. 
With Cordill back in the lineup, the only Ram unable to
see action will be Red Conkright, center, who is nursing
a broken leg. The Rams will arrive here on the North
Western train early Saturday morning and will work out
on the field during the day. Game time Sunday, as 
usual, will be 2 o'clock. The Packers' restricted but
important casualty list remains unchanged. Joe Laws,
right halfback, and Charley Schultz, right tackle, are out
for this game at least, and Coach Curly Lambeau today
indicated that Schultz may be placed on the inactive 
list for the balance of the season. He incurred a leg
dislocation in action and has not worked out since...
BALAZS MAY RETURN: Frank Balazs, his suspension
lifted, may be made eligible to play against the Rams.
He has lost a lot of weight, has been looking fine in
practice, and is the fastest of the Green Bay fullbacks.
He may be needed, for Larry Buhler has been working exclusively at right half in the large cavity left by Laws. Buhler is not a field general, and when he is in the game either Cecil Isbell or Harold Van Every will call the signals from the left half position. A recent slash in personnel has left the Rams with 28 players, and the shortage of reserve strength may prove telling if the Cleveland first string is unable to hold up for the entire game Sunday. If the Ram veterans prove durable, however, it will be anybody's ball game.
RAMS BOAST IMPRESSIVE RECORD
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - On the basis of respective showings thus far the season, the Cleveland Rams, who battle the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Sunday afternoon, have a record that is as impressive if not more so than the title defending champions of the NFL. The kickoff is at 2 o'clock. Both clubs have met the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles and each beat the Eagles and were defeated by the Bears. In the Philadelphia contest the Packers earned victory by a 7 point margin, while the Rams topped them by 8 points. Against the Bears, however, the Cleveland club looked more powerful, losing by only 7 points, compared to 31 for the Packers. Sunday will be the eighth time the teams have met since the interclub series began in 1936. Out of the seven games, the Packers have won six and have run up a total of 181 points to Cleveland's 74. The Rams' only victory in the series came last year when they administered a surprise 27 to 24 licking to the Packers in the initial game at Green Bay. In the second meeting of 1939 in the Ohio metropolis the Packers eked out a 7 to 6 win. The Rams will arrive here Saturday morning and will work out at City stadium during the day. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Packers is trying to impress his squad that the passing combination of Parker Hall, ace triple threat back of the Cleveland eleven, and Mike Kinek of Michigan State and Maurice Patt of Carnegie Tech, two great receivers, is the equal of anything in the league. The Packers were a might nervous with the announcement that the Rams will use Ollie Cordill, recruit pass catcher from Rice Institute. Center Red Conkright of the Rams is out of the game, while the Bays' injury list includes Joe Laws, halfback, and tackle Charley Schultz. Lambeau indicated that Schultz may not be able to play for the rest of the season. He has a dislocated leg.
CHIEFS PREPARE TO TACKLE CINCINNATI
OCT 10 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs of the AFL, out of the shadow of financial disaster since their adoption by the county council of the American Legion, were scheduled to go through another brisk workout today in preparation for their game with Cincinnati here Oct. 13. Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon yesterday sent his players through their first real drill since financial difficulties led to termination of their contracts with Milwaukee Football Club, Inc., last week. The Legion's actions in taking over sponsorship of the team enabled it to retain its league status. Cahoon drilled the squad in several new plays, most of them built around Sherman Barnes, versatile end who can throw passes as well as catch them. The Chiefs will be seeking their seventh consecutive victory when they meet Cincinnati.
CLEVELAND RAMS WILL TRY TO DO IT AGAIN AS THEY BATTLE PACKERS HERE NEXT SUNDAY
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - The team which gave the Green Bay Packers more trouble in 1939 than any team they faced - the Cleveland Rams - will pull into town tomorrow morning, ready for the first of two 1940 meetings with the NFL champions. Cleveland was more of a nuisance to the Packers last year than were the Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions or the Cardinals. The Rams swept into City stadium early in the season and tagged Green Bay with a 27-24 defeat, one of two the Packers received all season. Then at Cleveland, with the shadows falling deep across the field and the crowd beginning to file toward the exits, the Rams were in possession of a 6 to 0 lead, which the Packers wiped out in the last minute of play on a forward pass from Cecil Isbell to Joe Laws. Tiny Engebretsen trotted from the bench to kick the extra point, and the Packers - although they didn't know it at the time - narrowly had averted a playoff for the Western division championship...THEY'RE HERE AGAIN: Now here come the Rams again. Once again they present Parker Hall, the pitching star from Mississippi, and once again they offer powerhouse Johnny Drake at fullback. And with Vic Spadaccini, Ollie Cordill and Jim Benton on hand as targets for Hall, the respect which they command from the Packers reaches an impressive height. When the Rams are behind, Hall drops back and slings shots on every play. As the Packers have a tendency to relax once they are in possession of a lead, this rallying stunt of Cleveland is more dangerous than ever. In fact, it licked the Packers once last year. The game will be dressed up with a snappy between halves display, featuring the