title game and had no plans for bringing the divisional playoff to Green Bay, they were saved the trouble of making any decision on that matter when the Bears won the toss of the coin and the game went to Chicago under NFL rules. The opposition to playing the championship game here was not as great as had been expected. New York put forth its claims but Commissioner Layden took no side in the argument. Layden announced that should the Packers win the division title the Championship game would be held in Green Bay, but that if the Bears take the division title the game would be played at Wrigley field, Chicago...PRICE MAY BE $6.60: Commissioner Layden, who under the rules must fix the price of the tickets for the championship game, had not completed his work on this matter up to noon. However, Mr. Joannes, who is leaving Philadelphia by plane for Green Bay this afternoon, will announce the scale of prices when he arrives here tomorrow morning. It was thought that the top price would be $6.60. The Packer ticket office, under the direction of E.A. Spachmann, has its decks cleared to launch the sale of tickets for the championship game as soon as it gets the information on the prices as fixed by the commissioner. However, no reservations will be made unless accompanied by cash, check or money order so the sale cannot start until the prices are known. The playoff for the division title in Chicago if that becomes necessary will be decided by the "sudden death" plan for the first time in league history, Commissioner Layden said...PLAY EXTRA PERIOD: The "sudden death" system is provided for in the league by-laws to determine the winner in case of a tie after the regular playing time in the divisional playoff. Under this system the team scoring first in the overtime period will be declared the winner. When the regulation playing time ends there shall be a 5-minute intermission, and the teams will toss a coin for the choice of kicking off or receiving, just as at the start of a game. If neither team scores in the first extra period, there shall be a two-minute intermission and the game will continue with 15-minute periods and two-minute intermissions from the point where the ball was declared dead, until one team has scored.
HUTSON, ISBELL GO ON RECORD BREAKING SPREE
DEC 1 (Washington) - World records and the Redskins were blasted by the Big Bay Bombers here at Griffith Stadium Sunday as the Packers treated a crowd of 35,594 to dazzling aerial display in a magnificent second half comeback. Red Flaherty and his Washington Redskin strategists had been working a long time on what they called a "new-fangled pass defense designed to clip Don Hutson's wings." Well, they tried hard down here in Roosevelt's town, and for 30 minutes they didn't do at all badly. But there were 30 more minutes in the ball game, and Dashing Don didn't need all of them to hang up two world professional football marks and set another record for all-time Packer touchdown production. The 20 points that Don collected on three superb aerials from Cecil Isbell and a pair of after-touchdown boots brought this season's total to 95, just 16 more than the old record set by Jack Mander in 1934. The ex-Alabama flash also dumped Andy Farkas' single season touchdown record into the ash can by scoring his 12th six-pointer of the season and added to his margin over Verne Lewellen's old Packer record of 50 goal crossings. Don now has 57 professional excursions over the last white line to his credit. Cecil Isbell also hung up a new pro record during the festivities. The former Purdue star completed 12 out of 21 passes for 154 yards to bring his season pass total to 1,511 yards against Sammy Baugh's old record of 1,367 yards last year. Commenting on the Redskins' difficulty in breaking up the Isbell-Hutson combination, Baugh said after the game: "There just is no defense against a perfect pass." Ray Flaherty seemed to think that Hutson might have had more trouble snaring Isbell's pegs if Dick Todd had played. Todd was out with a broken ankle. In Flaherty's opinion Todd is the only Redskin with sufficient speed to keep up with Hutson..."HUTSON IS CHAMPION": "That boy Hutson is a champion," said Flaherty after the game. "He is an outfielder on a football team. I'm surprised now when he doesn't catch the ball. I've never seen his likes at pass catching." Coach Lambeau beamed over his touchdown twins. He gave Hutson a rousing slap on the back as he left the game and then pointed to Isbell. "There's a pretty good pitcher," said Curly. "It takes two men to make a pass go and Isbell never had better control. But those Redskins acted as though they wanted to get into the playoff. I knew in the first five minutes that we had a tough one to get over. Some people thought I was fooling when I said I would settle for a one-point victory." Steve Owen, New York Giant coach, was scouting the Packers with a view toward meeting them in the championship playoff. Steve joined in the big argument over the safety scored in the final period, and no doubt got a good idea of what the Giants will have to face if the Packers reach the playoff. The local fans were dazzled, bewildered and dumbfounded by the Isbell-Hutson aerial circus, and generally failed to note how the aggressive and heads-up line play of the Packers helped turn the tide in the second half. Lambeau and Company's forwards took a bit of a pushing during he Redskin rampages of the first half, but the Packer linemen outplayed their burly opponents by a decisive margin in the second half and contributed some defensive gems that more than once saved the day...BAUGH IS RUSHED: They gave Slingin' Sammy Baugh less and less time to get off his passes as the game waned, and hurried him into missing three end zone pegs in the final minutes. Packer forwards also kept Ray Hare cornered in the end zone after his brainstorm reverse until officials and other players finished arguing as to whether it was a safety or touchback. The Bays' hard tackling seemed to stimulate an attack of fumbilitis among the Redskin backs. Alert Packers recovered a number of the Washington bobbles and some of them came at opportune moments when the red shirted boys were getting up steam...SVENDSEN RECOVERS BOBBLE: George Svendsen, in addition to his long gallop with an intercepted pass, contributed another gem by hitting Filchock hard on the Packer 20, and then sharing the Washington back's fumble. Filchock was goalward bound when George hit him and recovered the fumble to nip another serious first half threat by the Redskins. Ki Aldrich matched Svendsen's pass interception and long gallop, but the Bays cashed in on George's effort and the Redskins couldn't get much further after Ki's trot. Bob Seymour, Washington back, would be glad to see less of Don Hutson in the future. Seymour dogged Don like a shadow all afternoon, but Don's change of pace and wide-angled sprints left the big Redskins clutching air as Don gathered in the pigskin. Seymour looked disgusted as he left the game after Hutson's third score. Don also set a new record for grid nonchalance in scoring his final touchdown. He snared Isbell's pass on the Redskin 10 as Seymour lunged at him. Don twisted neatly as a ballet dancer, stepped out of Seymour's embrace and leisurely walked - not ran - over the goal with Seymour prostrate behind him and no other Redskin within waving distance...THREE MEN HURT: The afternoon's bruising left the Packers with three men on the injured list. Lou Brock received a fractured rib. Russ Letlow had to be carried off the field with a separation of the achilles tendon, and Bill Lee suffered a probable fractured nose. Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, indicated that all three probably would be ready for action in the Bear playoff. X-rays will be needed to determine the exact extent of Lee's injury. George Marshall, Redskin impressario, certainly gives Washington fans football with all the trimmings, win, lose or draw. In addition to the 100-piece Redskin band all togged up in red and white feathered war bonnets, a red hot swing band and a 20-piece glee club gave out from a teepee perched atop the south stand. When the Skins were piling up their 17-point lead, smoke poured from the teepee top and the Indian jive artists really gave out on the Redskin victory march, but when the Packers got going they played, "Please Don't Take My Sunshine Away"...REALLY STAGE SHOW: On every kickoff the trombone slid all the way down the scale in a weird wail that continued until the ball dropped into the receiver's hands, between halves the Redskins' band maneuvered their war bonnets through formations that made the Bears stuff look simple. Maybe Red Flaherty could use a few of those brass drummers as running guards. Before the game each of the starting Packers was introduced individually over the public address system, and each romped out on to the field with an escort of green-clad field attendants. In making the introductions they saved Hutson for the last, and that is just the way the ball game went. As one eastern sportswriter remarked in the press coop after Don made his final score, "Well, there goes Mr. Football, boys." The crowd mobbed Don on the field after the game and autograph hunters just wouldn't let him go to the dressing room. The crowd was howling for a Redskin victory but there also were quite a few lusty former Green Bay voices shouting for the Bays. Among them were those of Lieutenant James H. Straubel, now stationed at army air corps headquarters in Washington; Vince Engels, now of Chevy Chase, Md., and John Christ of the government printing office...LAFOLLETTE SEE GAMES: Senator Robert M. La Follette, Jr., also attended the game. Two soldiers from Green Bay who are now stationed at Camp Lee in Virginia hitchhiked up to Washington and saw the game from the Packer bench. Another solder did his bit for the Packers was Bob Adkins, now on duty at Fort Sheridan, Ill. Bob got weekend leave, arrived in Washington Saturday, and played a lot of football Sunday. Today he went back to carrying the ball for Uncle Sam. The weather for the game was prefect and the field was dry and dusty, providing excellent footing for the players. Just to make things pretty, Owner Marshall, of laundry game, had his hired hands spray the brown patches in the turf with green vegetable dye. A rival Washington laundryman used Marshall's grid spectacles to lure football fans' dirty shirts away from the "long live linen" place of the Redskin chief. He had a crew in Indian costumes with his own advertising emblazoned on their shirts parade up and down the entrances to the stadium shouting the virtues of the rival laundry. Coach Curly Lambeau and Don Hutson will be heard over the Mutual Broadcasting System's radio network on Monday night. Lambeau will speak at 4:15 p.m., central standard time, from Mutual's Philadelphia outlet, and Hutson will broadcast from WGN at 7:15 p.m., central standard time. There were no major penalties during the game, but the Redskins lost some crucial yards on five-yard penalties for offside and illegal man in motion. Both players and fans seemed satisfied with the officiating, and nary a book was heard from the boys in the white pants.
PACKER, BEAR BROADCASTS KEEP BAY FANS - AND EXCITED
DEC 1 (Green Bay) - Adventures of a radio listener: At 2:15 Sunday afternoon the NFL's Western division title hung in the balance. Like most football fans in Green Bay, we left a woebegone Russ Winnie announcing that the Packers were behind, 17 to 0, at the half, to hear an equally dispirited Ford Pearson relate that the Chicago Bears were trailing the lowly Philadelphia Eagles, 14 to 0, in the second quarter. At Philadelphia the half ended with the Eagles holding off a Bruin drive to make the score unchanged midway in the game. The two teams that are probable opponents in a playoff game for the Western division crown Dec. 14 were both behind. From that point Green Bay listeners divided their time. Both elevens were in danger and a defeat for either could decide the Western division contest...SPIRITS PICKED UP: Winnie's spirits picked up slightly as he described a Packer touchdown drive that netted six points. A quick check revealed that the Bears still trailed, 14 to 0. George Svendsen's pass interception with a return to the Redskin three-yard line set up another touchdown. Don Hutson scored on a third down pass. The kick was good. But a turn of the dial proved that the Bears had struck for the first time and the score was Philadelphia 14, Chicago 7. The two touchdowns had come at almost exactly the same moment. After Hutson's successful extra point, we found Pearson describing how the Bear touchdown had been made, and the placement attempt was made immediately afterward...BEARS TIE SCORE: Washington had possession of the ball and took time out so we again moved to the Chicago broadcast to learn that the Bears had tied the score, 14 to 14. We turned back to the Capital broadcast. Don Hutson caught a third touchdown pass and kicked the extra point to give Curly Lambeau's charges a three-point lead, 20 to 17. Hoping for another touchdown to put the game out of danger, we remained tuned to Winnie's description while the Bays counted two points on a safety. Then we went back to the Pearson narrative. The House of Halas had counted twice more and the score was 28 to 14. From that point the Bears moved on without this particular Green Bay audience and eventually won, 49 to 14. We found this out after hearing the Packers repulse a Washington threat in the closing minutes and retain the ball until almost the end of the game. The victories immediately focused Green Bay attention on two things - today's league meeting in Philadelphia, and the encounter Sunday between the two Chicago teams. Jimmy Conzelman, on his last visit here, expressed the hope that the Redskins could finish in third place in the Western division this season. He felt very strongly about next week's meeting with the Chicago Bears and thought a victory for his team was possible...ODDS FAVOR BEARS: The Cards lost to Detroit, 21 to 3, and can do no better than a third place tie with the Lions even if they beat the Bears. The opinion that the Bears have a walkaway in store for them against the Conzelman team, is by no means unanimous in Packer city, although the odds all favor the Halas squad. Packer followers like the idea that the Bays have this next week to men their injuries and are pulling for a Cardinal victory at the same time, although a good share of that spirit can probably be attributed to wishful thinking on the part of local followers. The fact remains that the Packers have an idle Sunday, while the intra-city Chicago game is played - a definite advantage for the impending playoff against the defending champions.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 1 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson's name will be sprinkled liberally throughout the revised edition of the NFL's statistics books. The pass catching artist had another sensational performance at Washington Sunday, and I hereby nominate him as my choice for the most valuable player in the league for 1941. George Calhoun told of two league records shattered by the fleet Don, but George Strickler, the National league's director of public relations, stayed up nearly all night in Chicago checking statistics. The result is that Don now is credited not with two, but with seven league records for his seven years of professional football. Here they are:
1. The former Alabama star has scored 95 points in his 11 league starts this season. This snaps the record of 79 points established by the famous Jack Manders of the Chicago Bears back in 1934. Hutson scored 12 touchdowns, 20 conversions and one field goal, while Manders ran up his total of 79 with only three touchdowns, but 31 extra points and 10 field goals.
2. During his seven years with the Green Bay Packers, Hutson scored a total of 386 points. Manders also held this record ever since 1940, when he ended a career of eight seasons that started in 1933, with a total of 368 points. Hutson's average is 55.1 points per season, Manders' is 46.
3. Twelve touchdown passes this season means still another record for the Packer star. Andy Farkas of Washington, against whom Don played Sunday afternoon, established the previous record of 11 touchdowns in the 1939 season.
4. When Hutson broke Verne Lewellen's achievement of 50 touchdowns in nine seasons, it was not only a Green Bay record but also a league record. Don's record is a total of 57 touchdowns.
5. He merely added to one of his own league records when he finished the regular schedule this year with a total of 260 passes to his credit for his seven years.
6. Four times Hutson has caught three touchdown passes in a single game. No other NFL player has been able to do that more than once.
7. Statistics show that Hutson gained a total of 6,163 yards from passes during the past seven years, resulting in another record.
Hutson deserves unstinted praise, but don't forget against Washington the Packers established a new season's efficiency record for more than 250 attempts. The Packers completed 133 passes in 251 attempts for a mark of 52.98 percent. Cleveland set the old record of 50.1 in 1939.
GIANTS SCOUT PACKER VICTORY OVER REDSKINS
DEC 1 (Washington) - Steve Owen, coach of the New York Giants, champions of the eastern division of the NFL, scouted Green Bay in the Packers' victory today over Washington. Owen was accompanied by Tuffy Leemans, Giants' star halfback, and Mel Hein, Giants' center...The Giants will meet either Green Bay or the Chicago Bears for the league championship. Since the western division championship hinges on the Bears-Cardinals game in Comiskey park next Sunday, the entire Packer squad will watch the contest...Although no announcement has been made, George Marshall, owner of the Redskins, told newspapermen today that he had learned the National league championship in Green Bay if the Packers qualified. Official announcement may be made after tomorrow's scheduled meeting between the Giants, Bears and Packers in Philadelphia.
LAYDEN SETS DATES FOR PLAYOFF
DEC 1 (Philadelphia) - The NFL today set December 21 for its East-West league championship game, with the possibility a playoff may be necessary to decide which Western division team will meet the New York Giants for the title. The Giants have won the Eastern half championship, chalking up eight wins and two losses to the six and four of their nearest competitor, Brooklyn. New York and Brooklyn are matched in a final game next Sunday, but the outcome will not affect the division standing. In the Western division, the Green Bay Packers have ended their season with 10 wins and a single loss, but they will be tied with the Chicago Bears if the latter defeats the Windy City's Cardinals next Sunday. The Bears now have won nine and lost one. Should the Bears move into a Western division tie with the Packers, Commissioner Elmer Layden said a "sudden death" playoff for the division title would be staged between them and the Green Bay team at Wrigley Field, Chicago, December 14. The game would go into as many extra periods as necessary to determine the winner, he explained. The national championship game will be held at Green Bay, Wis., if the Packers take Western division honors, Layden added, while in the event of a Bear victory, the game will go to the latter's home grounds at Wrigley field.
GIANTS SCOUT PACKER VICTORY OVER REDSKINS
DEC 1 (Washington) - Steve Owen, coach of the New York Giants, champions of the eastern division of the NFL, scouted Green Bay in the Packers' victory today over Washington. Owen was accompanied by Tuffy Leemans, Giants' star halfback, and Mel Hein, Giants' center...The Giants will meet either Green Bay or the Chicago Bears for the league championship. Since the western division championship hinges on the Bears-Cardinals game in Comiskey park next Sunday, the entire Packers squad will watch the contest...Although no announcement has been made, George Preston Marshall, owner of the Redskins, told newspaper men today that he had learned the National league championship game would be played in Green Bay if the Packers qualified.