PACKERS PLAY CARDINALS
OCT 4 (Green Bay) - A possible - but improbable -
letdown in spirits was the only real worry of Coach Curly
Lambeau as he keyed the Green Bay Packers for the
NFL battle at State fair park in Milwaukee on Sunday
afternoon against the Chicago Cardinals. Game time is
2 o'clock. The squad was in excellent shape following a
thorough inspection. All players were in the right mood
for battle, and Lambeau believes that if they continue
feeling that way, the Cardinals will find it exceedingly
difficult to beat them. What has helped most in building
team morale was the 25 to 17 defeat that the Chicago
Bears inflicted on the Packers last Sunday. Title hopes
are still high, but the players realize that it will be a
tough grind to the finish. The Packers were scheduled
to board the Milwaukee road Chippewa at 5:35 this
evening. They will return to Green Bay by 8:30 Sunday
evening. Lambeau stated that he probably will start a
combination of newcomers and veterans in the backfield.
Larry Buhler, a three-year veteran, is likely to be at the
blocking back, with Joe Laws and Clarke Hinkle, with
18 years of service between them, at wingback and
fullback. Tony Canadeo, a first-year man who made an
impressive start, will be the tailback...EXPECT MUCH
PASSING: Fans are likely to see considerable passing
in this game. Cecil Isbell, who has fully recovered from
a leg injury, will throw them for Green Bay, while Ray
Mallouf, former Southern Methodist star, will do most of
the tossing for Coach Jimmy Conzelman's Cardinals.
Conzelman has shifted Marshall Goldberg, former Pitt
university All-America halfback, to the fullback position.
This, Lambeau pointed out, will giver the Cardinals full
advantage of Goldberg's great running ability. He will
probably be the target for most of Mallouf's passes.
Lambeau is of the opinion that this is the toughest
Chicago Cardinal team in three years. Conzelman has
been making wholesale changes in an effort to build up
a potent squad. Last Sunday, in tying the Detroit Lions
by 14-all, the Cardinals showed the makings, and they
probably will be stronger this Sunday...PACKERS WITH
CARDS: Frank Balazs and Dick Evans, former Packers,
are now with the Cardinals, and this shapes up as a
danger point. They naturally are thoroughly familiar with
the Packers' strategy. Charlie Schultz, Packer tackle,
fractured his nose in practice this week, but he will be
available for action. A special head guard has been
obtained for him, and the injury should be no handicap.
George Paskvan saw no action against the Chicago
Bears last Sunday because he, like Isbell, had a pulled
leg muscle. In this week's workouts he was carrying his
end admirably, and he, too, will be in the lineup...
MULLENEAUX IS BETTER: Another injured Packer,
Carl Mulleneaux, also has recovered. Mulleneaux was
knocked out in a practice session Wednesday. Coach
Lambeau believed that this game will show quite
conclusively just what the Packers have this year. If
they defeat the Cardinals by a good score, it should
mean that the outlook for future games is fairly bright.
If they lose, it will mean many sleepless nights and hard work. A good crowd is expected if the weather is favorable. Many football fans who were in Madison today for the game against Marquette University are planning to stay over in Milwaukee for a full weekend. Numerous Green Bay followers have planned trips to Milwaukee.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 4 (Green Bay) - The Packers are odd-on favorites to win over the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee Sunday, but be prepared for any eventuality. The Cardinals are vastly improved, and Coach Jimmy Conzelman is nobody's fool. He has pointed his team for this game. In every way (including financially) an upset over Green bay would give Charlie Bidwill's team its biggest boost in years...Before leaving for Milwaukee today, Coach E.L. Lambeau said, "We expect to face the best Cardinal team that anyone has looked at in three years. Conzelman has a good line and a dangerous attack. Don't be misled by Cleveland's win over the Cardinals, or by the tie with Detroit last week. The team is coming along fast, and those two first games have served to make the Cardinals psychologically tough for us. Our reports from Chicago are that the players are in the highest of spirits." Phil Handler and Chile Walsh, Conzeman's assistant coaches, have been camping on the City stadium doorstep eve since the season started. They have scouted plays and players; charted Green Bay strength and weaknesses. It is preparation of this kind that makes the Chicago Bears the great team they are. For weeks before they came to Green Bay, George Halas, Hunk Anderson and Luke Johnsos pondered over their dope on the Packers. I won't remind you of the result. The Cardinals have stepped up considerably since factionalism ruined the teams coaches by Milan Creighton. Ernie Nevers took one year's stab at it, and moved out. Conzelman took over, and started cleaning house. Now, only five players who were on the team when he assumed control over two years ago still are on the roster. Sure, the Packers should win. They must win if they are to continue in the role of championship contender. Despite the Packer one-sided routs of Detroit and Cleveland, there no longer are any pushovers in the National league. If the Bears are defeated (by anyone other than the Packers), it probably will be by some little regarded foes who will be taken too lightly. Now, with that off my chest, I'll take the Packers by two touchdowns.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS' TILT WITH KENOSHA CALLED
OCT 4 (Kenosha) - A scheduled football game between the Milwaukee Chiefs of the American league and the unattached Kenosha Cardinals for Tuesday night has been cancelled. This action was taken to allow the Chiefs to prepare for their league encounter with Columbus at Columbus Oct. 12.
BEARS EXPECT A VICTORY; CARDS FEAR THE WORST
OCT 4 (Chicago) - One Chicago professional football team heads east today toward what looks like one of those sure thing victories, while the other moves up the north shore to what just as certainly appears an inevitable defeat. But football being what it is, these two possibilities are not guaranteed. The Bears, defending champions of the National league, will leave at noon for Cleveland to go up against the Rams tomorrow afternoon in the Municipal stadium, where citizens of the Ohio metropolis confidently thought last spring they would be seeing World Series baseball at this time..CARDS BATTLE PACKERS: The Cardinals, who have been working like beavers all season, will take their gridiron paraphernalia to Milwaukee this afternoon. Tomorrow they will move out to State Fair park in suburban West Allis to be confronted by the Green Bay Packers, who surely will be in a surly mood after their 25 to 17 defeat last week by the Bears before the home folks. Owner-Coach George Halas of the Bears managed to put a frantic note in his voice yesterday as he shrank from the thought of what may happen to his champions in the big stadium just off Lake Erie. "We practiced right through the rain," said Halas. "You know we're up against the roughest, toughest line in the league. And don't forget, either, that Cleveland hasn't played a game for two weeks. It has been pointing for us ever since the Packers knocked the Rams off in Milwaukee. In fact, all the teams will be laying for us this season."...SO HE'S WORRIED, EH?: The big Bear is so worried he is starting two freshmen and others who were No. 2 men last year at their positions. Hugh Gallarneau will be at right half and Norman Standlee at fullback. Ed Kolman will start at right tackle instead of Joe Stydahar. Bob Nowaskey will be at left end and Ed Siegal at right end. All of the Bears except Hampton Pool, the big blond end from Stanford, will be in uniform. Pool is under orders to keep off his feet and give torn ligaments in a chance to mend. He was hurt in the exhibition game with the New York Giants last month. The Cardinals, too, paid little attention to the raindrops yesterday as they squeezed in every possible minute for their big test. If they are beaten by the Packers, it will not be because of lack of preparation, physically or mentally. Coach Jim Conzelman and his associated have held nightly squad meetings. Yesterday they continued working on ways to keep Don Hutson separated from the flying football. The peerless pass catcher of the Packers hasn't had a really big day this season and the Cards want to be sure he doesn't break out against them...HALL IS GAME CAPTAIN: Conzelman designated Johnny Hall, the fleet halfback from Texas Christian, as his No. 1 game captain. Frank Huffman, guard, will be captain when Hall is out of the game. One of the bright spots for the Cardinals is Marshall Goldberg's continued improvement.
CONZELMAN SHIFTS GOLDBERG
OCT 4 (Chicago) - Coach Jimmy Conzelman of the Chicago Cardinals will have Marshall Goldberg, Pitt's former all-American halfback, in a new role here Sunday when the Cards tackle the Green Bay Packers at State Fair park in a NFL game. "Marsh", one of the game's greatest runners, has been shifted to fullback. There his running, spinning and other ball-lugging abilities will fit better into the Card attack which has Ray Mallouf, former Southern Methodist pass wizard, in the key left halfback post. Ray's passing ability makes him far superior to Marsh at that post, but the shifting of the former Panther to fullback still utilitizes all of Marsh's ball carrying talents. The Cards, Conzelman says, are 30 percent stronger than a year ago. He attributes his club's slow start this fall, in which a tie and defeat were put on the record, to the late training start many of his players got. Only of late, after the players had opportunity to drill together, have the Cards acquired the polish and finesse the pro wheel requires. In Al Barbartsky and Ed Beinor, Conzelman says, he has the best pair of tackles in the loop and Jimmy is not a bit backward in praising the defensive play of Ray Apolskis, former Marquette center.
BEARS SEEK 12TH IN ROW TODAY AGAINST RAMS - CARDS GO TO MILWAUKEE TO PLAY PACKERS
OCT 5 (Chicago) - While the Chicago Bears are trying to keep alive an 11 game winning streak this afternoon, their civic rivals, the Cardinals, will be modestly attempting to start one. If both are successful, the home fans won't like it, because the Bears and Cards have invaders' roles today. It is the turn of the Cleveland Rams to see if this Bear wonder team, juggernaut, steamroller, or whatever you may want to call it, can be stopped. Of the four western teams, the Packers were considered having the best chance. they tried it last Sunday, rushing forth with a 2 point lead after being 15 points behind. Then the pro champions left the Packers behind in the manner of a streamliner moving away from a freight train..PACKES DEAL RAMS FIRST LOSS: These same Packers dealt the Rams their first defeat after the latter had been up there alone at the top of the NFL standings with victories over the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cardinals. After today's game the Bears will return to Chicago for a solid six week stand, which will include another battle with the Packers, and a game with Washington, eastern champions. As for the Cardinals, they will be trying against odds in State Fair park in Milwaukee against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers know that their only chance in the Western division is to win the four games coming up before they invade Wrigley field on Nov. 2...CARDINALS ARE READY: Coach Jim Conzelman and his aides have readied the Cards, physically and mentally, for the Packers, hoping to catch the Wisconsin team off stride. This is the Cards' only chance. They don't have the personnel to match the Packers. Their biggest job, of course, is to keep Don Hutson and his fingers under control. Other teams have stopped Hutson, but while this one man was being held at bay the Packers have sprung loose others for the winning points.
PACKERS' HOPES HINGE ON CARDINAL GAME
OCT 5 (Milwaukee Journal) - Eager to get back into winning
stride and remain on the heels of the Chicago Bears, the
Green Bay Packers arrived in Milwaukee Saturday night for
their engagement with the Chicago Cards at State Fair park
Sunday. The game will start at 2 o'clock. The defeat last
Sunday was a bitter pill. The Packers really thought they
would win. The licking hasn't discouraged their title ambitions,
however. They want to win and remain within hailing distance
of the Bears so they can catch up with them in the return
game November 2. A week of hard work lay behind the Bays
as they arrived. Pictures of last Sunday's game showed
glaring deficiencies, particularly in faking and blocking, and on
these things Curly Lambeau pounded away all week. Charles
Schultz, veteran tackle, and Lee Mulleneaux, veteran end,
were hurt in scrimmage Wednesday, but will be ready to play
if needed, Schultz's nose was broken and Mulleneaux pulled
a muscle. Lambeau, coming to the realization more and more
than some of his old war horses cannot pull the load they
once did, has indicated that he will give his new men as
much work as he safely can. Such boys as George Paskvan,
Tony Canadeo, Herman Rohrig, Lee McLaughlin, Ed Frutig,
and Ernie Pannell undoubtedly will see a lot of action.
Paskvan, Canadeo and McLaughlin probably will start. Green
Bay is a 13 point favorite. The Cardinals will take the field with
what is reported the best eleven they have fielded in several
years. The team lost a close game to Cleveland, despite
outgaining the Rams, and tied Detroit, despite showing
marked superiority both in running and passing. Jimmy Conzelman, an old Milwaukee favorite in the early days of professional football here, has built soundly with such veterans as Goldberg, Daddio, McCullough, Beinor and Dewell and such new men as Ray Apolskis, formerly of Marquette, and Ray Mallouf, passing star of Southern Methodist last year.
PACKERS TO WIN BY 14 TO 21 POINTS
OCT 5 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Green Bay Packers to defeat the Chicago Cardinals by a 14 to 21 point margin. That's my guess as to the outcome of Sunday afternoon's NFL game between the two clubs at State Fair Park Dairy bowl. Although there are chances of a letdown after last Sunday's 25 to 17 defeat at the hands of the Bears, a letdown that might well result in a defeat at the hands of the Cards, it appears the Packers have too much class to fall victim to their own cockiness. Those who look for a Bay letdown and an upset win for the Cards point to the fact that the Cards upset the Bears last year after the Bears had trounced the Packers and are ripe to turn an upset again. In Marshall Goldberg and Ray Mallouf the Cardinals have two of the best offensive backs in the business. The shifting of Goldberg to fullback puts him in a spot where all his running wiles can be used to full advantage and leaves Mallouf, an excellent passer, available for the key left halfback post. Hugh McCullough is another outstanding back. These backs, plus a line, headed by a list of all-star tackles, Frank Ivy, former Oklahoma all-American end, and Bill Dewell, ace pass snatcher, and Marquette's former great, Ray Apolskis, at center, offer ample proof that Coach Jimmy Conzelman has the makings of a great machine this fall. Far from satisfied with the running game against the Bears, a form of attack that worked only spasmodically, Coach Curly Lambeau has drilled his men incessently on that phase of play this week. He expects to better coordinate that form of offense with the Packers' vaunted aerial game, without question the best in the country. Although bumped and bruised, the Packers came through the game with the Bears in good condition and all are in shape for Sunday's struggle. Cec Isbell, star back, was reported in better condition than he was for the Bear game in which he played the greater share with a bad leg injry. It is the Isbell to Don Hutson pass combination the Cards fear most of all - (who doesn't?) and now that Cec is in top condition once again was welcome, indeed, to the Packer followers throughout Wisconsin.