OCT 6 (Milwaukee) - Weekend football games in his neighborhood clearly demonstrated the importance of psychology to football team that would win games. Saturday afternoon at Madison, Marquette university staged one of the biggest upsets of the day to defeat Wisconsin, 28 to 7. Sunday afternoon at State Fair park here the Chicago Cardinals almost turned the same trick against the Green Bay Packers. Both Marquette and the Cardinals were pointed for their respective tasks. That the former succeeded is a tribute to the coaching ability of Tom Stidham. That the latter failed is a commentary on Packer strength when the team really gets rolling. Any team that can come back in the last three minutes to overcome a six-point lead and win has the stuff of which champions are made - even if the winner did look bad at some stages of the game. Joe Louis had that trouble against Billy Conn, but only a foll would deny Louis' ability and strength. "I think we should have won," Cardinal Coach Jimmy Conzelman said after the game. "In my opinion, we outplayed the Packers for most of the game. Still, I can't help but admire the courage of the Packers for coming back the way they did." It was the old story of one team being keyed for the contest, and the other not even setting its mind to the day's work. Before the game, Phil Handler, assistant Cardinals coach, declared, "This one means a great deal to the Cardinals. It would mean an awful lot to win. Of course, we're going to try." Before the game - in the dressing room - Packer players were discussing last week's game with the Chicago Bears. They couldn't or wouldn't take the Cardinals seriously until they were faced with defeat. But when they needed it, the Packers made that last all-important touchdown and the extra point that provided the slim margin of victory. Deception that was lacking too many times earlier came into Packer offensive play during the final touchdown drive. Cecil Isbell did an outstanding job of directing the march. The scoring play had the entire Cardinal secondary fooled - including Frank Balazs, ex-Packer who is supposed to know all about the Green Bay plays...VICTORY NO FLUKE: Coach E.L. Lambeau of the winners insists that "our victory was no fluke. We earned all the points we made. The Packers came through in the pinches, and in the final analysis, class won the game." I am inclined to agree. He added: "Admittedly, it was a shame for the Cardinals to lose when they were keyed as high as they were for this one, but the real difference between the teams became evident in the closing minutes. We had to made our touchdown, and we did. The 
Green Bay Packers (3-1) 14, Chicago Cardinals (0-2-1) 13
Sunday October 5th 1941 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Rallying with a perfect pass attack after having been beaten back for almost four quarters, the Green Bay Packers recorded a shaky 14 to 13 victory over the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park here Sunday afternoon. A 14-yard pass from Cecil Isbell to Lou Brock tied the score at 13-all with only 2 1/2 minutes of playing time left. With Joe Laws holding the ball, Don Huston placekicked for the one-point margin that brought the crowd to life and kept Green Bay in the NFL race. The fighting Cardinals came back with another power drive after the kickoff. Then, with the ball set up on the 43-yard line, and the partisan crowd groaning audibly, Lou Zontini attempted a field goal - a kick that might have been good if Ernie Pannell had not become a hero by blocking the ball. Ray Riddick recovered for the Packers with 50 seconds left. In contrast to the bad weather reported at Green Bay, the day was mild and perfect from the spectator's viewpoint. Despite this, the crowd numbered only 10,000 fans. Some brought radios to keep in touch with the World Series game. Green Bay looked strong when the game started. Marching from the Cardinals' 38-yard line after an exchange of pints, Isbell and Clarke Hinkle went down to the one-yard line in six scrimmage plays. Hinkle drove through guard for the touchdown, and Hutson, with Isbell holding, kicked for the extra point. Then the Cardinals struck. Immediately after the kickoff, which placed the ball on the 20-yard line, Ray Mallouf went back to pass. John Hall caught it in the clear, outdistanced the Packer chargers, and romped gleefully for a touchdown 80 yards away. The kick by Zontini - the goat of the game - was no good. Late in the second quarter, the Cardinals cashed in again. This time it was John Clement who pitched, and Marshall Goldberg who caught. The gain was a net 76 yards, and after Zontini kicked the Chicago team was ahead by 13 to 7. Things were looking very bad for Green Bay's Packers. The Packers threatened only mildly until they finally launched their touchdown drive in the last quarter. Frank Balazs, a former Packer, got off a punt that Lou Brock returned seven yards to the Cardinal 42. That touchdown pass was the eighth play after the punt. Perhaps the 25 to 17 defeat by the Chicago Bears in Green Bay the previously Sunday was still on the Packers' minds, and working the wrong way. The backfield did better than the line, but the squad in general was not keyed to peak performance. Coach Jimmy Conzelman's Cardinals fought fiercely and bravely. Not since the first game in 1937, when they won by 14 to 7, have the Cardinals beaten the Green Bay team. Mallouf's great pass to Hall for 80 yards and a touchdown was the best aerial gain of the afternoon. Second best was the 76-yard scoring heave of Clement to Goldberg. The Cardinals made a total of 195 yards from passes.
Coach Conzelman hinted last week that he would try to best the Packers with their own weapon - the forward pass, and he almost succeeded. The Packers gained only 71 yards through the air, and Isbell was good for 60 of those yards. In scrimmage the Packers were slightly superior, 98 yards to 82, and the Packers had nine first downs to seven for the Chicago eleven. Isbell, with 28 yards in five attempts, was the chief ground gainer for the Packers, while Goldberg picked up 25 yards in five attempts to pace the Cardinals. Coach Curly Lambeau's Packers had a decided punting advantage. The best boot was one of 63 yards by Hinkle, who had a total of 182 yards on four kicks. Tony Canadeo punted twice for 88 yards in all. The Cardinals kicked off to start the game, but a setback of 20 yards in two penalties forced the Packers to punt. Starting from their own 38, the Cardinals managed only three yards, and the Packers were back on their own 27-yard line after the kick.
George Paskvan carried the ball twice for two yards each time, and a pass by Hal Van Every fell incomplete. Hinkle punted, a beautiful kick of 63 yards that put the Cardinals on their own six-yard line. The Cardinals kicked at one, Mallouf's punt being returned by Lou Brock five yards to the 32. Hinkle found five yards through guard, Isbell picked up two, and the Cardinals were assessed 15 yards for clipping. Hinkle went five yards, and then four yards, and Isbell picked up a first down with two yards that brought the Packers six yards from the goal. One more try, through his own right guard, carried Hinkle to the one-yard line before he was piled up. He made it on his next thrust, and the conversion kick put the Packers ahead by 7 to 0 with six minutes of the first quarter remaining. The fans settled back; this would be an easy one, they thought. This merely fired up the Cardinals. Hall went racing down the field after taking Mallouf's pass, right after the kickoff, for a net gain of 80 yards. Zontini attempted a kick for the extra point, but it went bad - fortunately for the Packers.
Hinkle returned the kickoff six yards to the 30, and three plays gave Green Bay a first down on the 42. Lou Brock gained five yards, and then the officials ruled interference on an Isbell pass that gave the Packers another 27 yards. Two more passes by Isbell to Hutson put the Packers inside the 20-yard line as the first quarter ended. The drive was stopped cold when the second period started. Lou Brock picked up a yard, a pass by Isbell fell incomplete, and Eddie Jankowski was smeared 12 yards back of the scrimmage line on the fourth down. The ball automatically went to the Cardinals. Mallouf and Goldberg sparked a Chicago push that meant two first downs. Bill Lee, Jankowski and Larry Craig finally broke up their plays, and the Cardinals were further set back by a 15-yard penalty. The rest of the second quarter was little more than an exchange of punts until the Cardinals struck again.
Lee Mulleneaux and Baby Ray rushed Clement when the Cardinal passer went back from his own 39-yard line, and he intentionally grounded the ball. This brought a 15-yard penalty, but the Cardinals were not quitting there. Clement tried the line with no results, and then tried another aerial. Goldberg caught the ball, sped off quickly and chalked up a touchdown after a 76-yard gain. Hutson, a full stride behind, made the only attempt at a tackle. Zontini's kick was good, putting the Cardinals ahead by 13 to 7. Canadeo flipped a pass to Hutson for 12 yards soon after the kickoff but lost 14 yards on a play that followed. His next heave fell incomplete, and then he punted, Clement being tackled by Hutson on the 24-yard line. The Cardinals had time for one first down before the second quarter ended, Clement and Mallouf doing the lugging.
Zontini tried a field goal for the Cards from the 25-yard line midway in the third quarter, but Riddick blocked it and downed the ball on the 22. A holding penalty did the Packer cause no good, and the team was forced to punt despite a 14-yard run by Isbell after he had stepped back to pass and could find no receiver. Isbell looked great on this play. Buckets Goldenberg recovered Hall's fumble for the Packers in midfield. Uram stumbled but found left end for seven yards, and Hinkle picked up eight more to give Green Bay a first down as the third period closed. Uram, Van Every and Hinkle made exactly 10 yards for a first down, but that is as far as the Packers were able to get on this drive. Hinkle punted out of bounds on the five-yard line, and Martin immediately returned the favor by booting one out to the Packer 40-yard stripe. Again the Cardinal line held, and Hinkle punted once more, Mallouf being held on the seven-yard line. Balazs picked up seven yards, and then punted to Lou Brock, who returned seven yards to the Cardinals' 41-yard stripe.
Isbell passed to Hutson for six yards, and got off another one to Lou Brock for 10 yards and a first down on the 25. Hinkle found the line for two yards, Isbell picked up another two, and then Isbell faded back to pass to Mulleneaux for 13 yards, giving the Packers a first down on the 15-yard line. The Packers were on the march! Hinkle was piled up after a one-yard gain, leaving Green Bay 14 yards from pay dirt. Spotting Lou Brock alone in the end zone, Isbell rifled a pass that brought the tying touchdown. With Laws holding, Hutson kicked the extra point to win the game, 14 to 13. Lee, Pannell and Charlie Brock all piled on Goldberg when he took Hinkle's kickoff on the 28-yard line. Clement, fired up hotter than ever, roared through to the 40-yard stripe, Charlie Brock and Goldenberg finally stopping him. Clement then passed to Parker for 23 yards more, Charlie Brock making the tackle. The Cardinals were penalized five yards for taking too many time outs. Martin made five yards more, and as a last, desperate attempt, Zontini tried a field goal from the 43-yard line. Pannell blocked the ball, and Riddick recovered to give the Packers possession with 50 seconds remaining.
CHI CARDS -  6  7  0  0 - 13
GREEN BAY -  7  0  0  7 - 14
1st - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 1-yard run (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - CHI - Johnny Hall, 80-yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - CHI - Marshall Goldberg, 76-yard pass from Johnny Clement (Lou Zontini kick) CARDINALS 13-7
4th - GB - Lou Brock, 14-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-13
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - A workout this morning and an indoor session this afternoon was a tapering-off process for the Green Bay Packers, leaving them well tuned for their encounter with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. Sunday's battle, beginning at 2 o'clock on State fair park turf, is expected to decide which team remains in the fight for divisional honors in the NFL. Green Bay has won three games, but lost another to the Chicago Bears. Brooklyn also has been defeated once, but its situation is somewhat more precarious because it has only played three league games. Coach Curly Lambeau's chief concern this week was to instill 60-minute fight in the Packers. They have had moments of brilliance in all of their games, but they also have had dangerous letdowns. Motion pictures taken of last Sunday's game with the Chicago Cardinals, which the Packers won by a rally in the closing minutes, showed that the team bogged down between spurts of intense action. Movies of the Chicago Bear clash proved the same point. The game will result in a clash of the two leading ground gainers in the National league, Clarence (Pug) Manders of Brooklyn and Clarke Hinkle of Green Bay. Hinkle, incidentally, holds the league's all-time record for scrimmage action...TWO BROTHERS PLAY: In the line, two brothers will oppose each other. They are center George Svendsen of the Packers and center Bud Svendsen of the Dodgers. The situation is further complicated in that Bud formerly played with the Green Bay team. The chief worry of Jock Sutherland, coach of the Brooklyn eleven, has been to strengthen a pass defense which wobbled badly in the early battles. Cecil Isbell is throwing them again for the Packers, and is likely to see considerable action in Milwaukee. One of the men to be most feared by the Packers is a small college back named Bill Leckonby. He comes from St. Lawrence university, and has blossomed into a star running back, a ball carrier who is dangerous every time he gets his mitts on the leather...ON BRILLIANT DASH: In Washington last Sunday Leckonby staged an 83-yard gallop through the entire Redskins team. The play was nullified by a penalty, but this did not detract from the brilliance of the dash since the clipping played no part in it. Jock Sutherland has not announced his starting lineup, but an idea of the backfield can be gained from previous games. That would put Rhoten Shetley at quarterback, Ace Parker and Merlyn Condit in the halfback positions, and Pug Manders at fullback. Bill Kish or Wendell Butcher are other likely quarterback starters. Brooklyn was scheduled to leave this afternoon, stopping over briefly in Chicago early Saturday morning. The train arrives in Milwaukee at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, permitting the Dodgers a workout at the fairgrounds for several hours.
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - A family gridiron duel between the Svendsens of Minneapolis will come off in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon when the Green Bay Packers and Brooklyn lock honors in a NFL game at State fair park. The brothers, George of the Packers and Bud of the Dodgers, are graduates of Bernie Bierman's football course at Minnesota, and they both play center. As a matter of fact this football position seems to run in the Svendsen family because another brother, Edwards, who is now attached to the Naval research laboratory at Washington, D.C., held down the middle post on the forward line three years for the Navy at Annapolis...KEEP EVEN KEEL: He won't be here for the game, but he sent a joint letter to the gridiron warriors urging them to keep an even keep when rough seas are rolling out there on the chalk-marked field. The Navy lieutenant will be about the only member of the Svendsen clan to miss the clash. Minnesota plays Illinois at Champaign Saturday and the parents of the footballers, Mr. and Mrs. George Svendsen, together with a number of relatives from up around the Twin Cities, have arranged a football excursion. They will see the Gophers clash with the Illini and then come here for the postgraduate gridiron combat...SMALLER BUT FASTER: The Packers' Svendsen is two years old than his Brooklyn brother, 28 and 26, and George also packs considerable more poundage (235) than Bud (195), but the Dodger snapper-back gets around a bit more lively than the Bayite. When it isn't football season, they are like two peas in a pod. Both are married, they live in the same block in Minneapolis and for the past two years have been attending the same classes at Minnesota, studying for their master's degrees. Not so long in the future it may be Svendsen & Svendsen, coaching specialists. George and Bud played their scholastic football at Marshall High in Minneapolis. This is the same school that produced Andy Uram, halfback, and Bill Kuusisto, guard, now with the Packers...'CENTER' OF ATTRACTION: Back in the 1937 All-Star game at Chicago, George played with the Packers (National champions in 1936), while Bud lined up with the All-Stars. The duel between the brothers was the "center" of attention in the Soldier field classic. Early last August, when the Svendsens closed their Minneapolis homes and departed for football wars, they sat in at a family huddle and wished each other lots of good luck until Oct. 12, and then - . Sunday will tell the tale and the Svendsens are champing at the bit. It probably will be a memorable game for both George and Bid and everybody else who is fortunate enough to get into the "Dairy Bowl" for the "battle of the brothers".
OCT 10 (Brooklyn) - The football Dodgers held a final workout in Erasmus field this morning before boarding the train for Milwaukee and the crucial battle with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Best news today is that Clarence (Pug) Manders, leading ground gainer of the league, has fully recovered from the bad shaking up he received in the Redskin game last Sunday and will be at full effectiveness. The plunging of this heavy duty fullback is a vital factor in the Sutherland offense which calls for a real threat inside the tackles to make the wide stuff work. Pug has averaged 5.1 yards per carry in three games and has outdistanced his nearest rival, Clarke Hinkle of the Packers, by a wide margin. In yardage, it's 179 to 136. Naturally, Pug, the last of the athletic Manders family remaining active in the league, will be out to keep ahead of Hinkle. But there's an added incentive. A conscientious player, Pug feels that his two fumbled cost the Dodgers a chance to catch the Redskins last Sunday and he intends to make up for it. He is just the fellow who can do it, too, as the Packers may well discover. Due to the bruising he received against Washington, Manders took it easy most of the week. But yesterday he told backfield coach Johnny Michelosen that he felt in tiptop shape again and was ready to travel. Pug proved it, too, by the zip he put into his workout. The team was scheduled to leave by special train at 4:30 this afternoon with a workout set for Saturday morning upon their arrival in Milwaukee.
OCT 10 (Milwaukee Journal) - The dour Scot whose University of Pittsburgh football tea, almost blasted Wisconsin off the field with explosive running power in 1937 and again in 1938 comes to Milwaukee Sunday with the Brooklyn Dodgers to try his dynamite against Green Bay. He is Jock Sutherland. There can be little cheer in the camp of the Packers at the prospect of facing one of Sutherland's teams, for without exception in a coaching career which covered 18 years, the mild mannered, quiet, modest Scot had turned out football TNT. The razzle-dazzle of passing has never appealed to him. He has wanted linemen who could open holes and backs who could run, and year after year, he has put them together into one of the most consistently devastating running attacks in all football. The record of the dour Scot, who was born in Coupar Angus, Scotland, and who moved here early in life, speaks for itself. Certainly Curly Lambeau has looked it over, for up in Green Bay this week the Packers have worked as never before. In all football today, there are only a few quite like it. Jock started blasting at Lafayette in 1920 and in four years won 33 games, lost 8 and tied 2. He moved to his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, in 1924, and in the next 15 years won 111 games, lost 20 and tied 12. Four times his pitiless Pitts were invited to the Rose bowl. In 1939, Pitt decided to use bean blowers instead of cannon, however, and Jock sadly left. But he bobbed up in 1940 as head coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers at a reported $15,000 a year and started blasting all over again. His team last year won eight and lost three, finishing second behind Washington in the eastern division of the National league. His team this year has won two and lost one. His all-time coaching record shows 154 victories, 32 defeats and 14 ties and you have to go far down the line, indeed, to find anything quite as good. Jock himself played football, of course. As a guard under Pop Warner at Pittsburgh, from 1914 through 1918, he played in only  one losing game, the Washington and Jefferson game of 1915. The idea of winning was obviously well planted. He has been winning ever since. While Warner's football gave him the foundation for his own offense, Sutherland has not stuck entirely to it, of course, but has introduced ideas of his own. He wants speed, explosive speed, both in the line and the backfield. The picture of what those Pitt backs did to Wisconsin three years ago still comes clearly to mind. He wants men who can run, not only behind a bunch of interferes, but who can leg it along on the naked reverses which he originated and which he likes so well. Reverses of any kind, for that matter, have always been his long suit. He wants power down the middle. And everything he wants he has always got. At Brooklyn this year he has just the kind of line he wants with such men as Bruiser Kinard, an all-league tackle; Earl Svendsen and Si Titus, centers; Warren Alfson and Steve Petro, guards, and Perry Schwartz and Eddie Rucinski, ends. He also has the kind of backfield he likes, men like Pug Manders, who leads the league in ground gaining; 168 pound Ace Parker, who was voted the most valuable boy in professional football last year; Bill Leckonby, who ran 72 yards through the whole Washington team last week, only to be called back; George Kracum, Dean McAdams and Thurman Jones. There were a few skeptics at first when Sutherland decided to try his hand at pro ball in which the boys go in so strongly for the pyrotechnics of passing. They wanted to know how all this power stuff, on which he had built his reputation at Lafayette and Pitt, would go. But Jock only smiled. He answered that a football coach's job, whether in college or professional ranks, was to win football games, and that he proposed to win them, by running along if he could, or by running and passing both if that were necessary. Jock still leans strongly to the running side of football but he has also mixed in passing. The imagination which gave birth to his strongly running game has also created a better than average pass attack. Ace Parker is one of the better passers in the league and Schwartz, Herman Hodges and Rucinski are among the better receivers. Sutherland is not the type who mingles with his men and becomes one of them. Rather, he stands aside and looks at them from a distance. He has a keen sense of humor, however, and a fleeting smile that provide the human element and take away the sting which might go with his impersonal manner. To all of them, he is Dr. Sutherland. Jock studied to be a dentist, in fact, taught dentistry for a time at Pitt after his graduation. But football was his first love, and so football became his life's work. What a go he has made of it, the records show and up in Green Bay this week, Lambeau has wisely worked as never before this season.
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - The practice sessions daily this week have ironed out the flaws in the Green Bay Packer offense, Coach Curly Lambeau believes, and his team will be primed for its best exhibition of the season when it meets the Brooklyn eleven in a NFL game at Milwaukee Sunday. The players realize, he said Friday, that they must beat Brooklyn, one of the strongest teams in the east this year, to keep pace with the Bears in the race for the western division title. They also realize, he added, that to beat Brooklyn they will have to play better football than they did last Sunday when they nosed out the Chicago Cardinals, 14-13. Some of the caustic remarks about the team's play have helped to instill a fighting spirit that had been lacking, the coach added.
well-meaning department of parks crew had waited a couple of weeks before top dressing the turf with fertilizer. The fertilizer, making a smelly, slippery mass of the field, definitely was a handicap to the players, and it especially interfered with the Green Bay style of play. Since Sunday the fertilizer, or as much as possible, has been removed from the field. Rain and sunshine also helped, and much better playing conditions can be expected for the tilt with Brooklyn. Except for Bill Kussisto, who received a shoulder injury recently, the Packer squad is in excellent physical condition. But they build them hard and tough at Minnesota, and even Bill will be ready for duty at guard...RESPOND TO DRILLS: The Packers worked hard this week, and responded favorably. This morning's drill to polish up on defense was longer than the usual Saturday session. The Dodgers, coached by the famous Jock Sutherland, is noted for its defense. It is strong in other departments, too, and it won't be easy for the Packers to come out ahead. On the Brooklyn squad are some recent All-American stars, including Ace Parker of Duke, Dean McAdams of Washington, Perry Schwartz of California and Bruiser Kinard of Mississippi. The Dodgers feature powerful line smashes, but the Packers also may look for plenty of forward and lateral passes. Parker does the throwing and Schwartz is one of the best receivers. With the Brooklyn line likely to be strong, the Packers probably will take to the air frequently. Don Hutson, the star receiver, and Cecil Isbell, the pitcher, will be featured in these plays. Tony Canadeo and Carl Mulleneaux are another combination...IN FAMILY DUEL: A feature of the battle will be the family duel between the Svendsen brothers at center. George Svendsen will be in the lineup for the Packers, while brother Bud, who has previous experience with the Packers, will play the same position for the Dodgers. Brooklyn left for Milwaukee Friday afternoon, and was scheduled to arrive before noon today. The squad was in high spirits following the announcement that Manders, the leading ground gainer of the league, has fully recovered from the bad shaking up he received in the game with Washington last Sunday. A probable starting lineup for the Packers includes a backfield of Larry Buhler, quarterback; Canadeo, left half; Joe Laws, right half, and Clarke Hinkle, fullback. Harry Jacunski and Ray Riddick may start at ends, Baby Ray and Bill Lee at tackles, Buckets Goldenberg and Lee McLaughlin at guards, and George Svendsen at center. Brooklyn's starting backfield is likely to be Ben Kish, quarterback; Bill Leckonby, left half; Dean McAdams, right half, and George Hracum, fullback. In the line, Sutherland may start Perry Schwartz and Eddie Rucinski, ends; Bruiser Kinard and Walter Merrill, tackle; Warren Alfson and Jim Sivell, guards, and Bud Svendsen, center.
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Two drills were held by the Green Bay Packers today as Coach Curly Lambeau sought to key up his squad for the clash with Jock Sutherland's Brooklyn Dodgers at State Fair park in Milwaukee next Sunday afternoon. The Packers have won three of their four games, but they didn't appear too brilliant in any of them. At times they were definitely of championship caliber, but their drive so far has not been sustained. They still are, however, definitely in the NFL race. Lambeau stated that he has asked waivers on Mike Bucchianeri, a promising left guard from Indiana university. Mike was injured in practice Sept. 17, but up to that time he gave indications of becoming a great lineman. Part of Tuesday's session was spent in studying motion pictures from Sunday's game in Milwaukee with the Chicago Cardinals. The Packers rallied in the closing minutes to eke out a thrilling 14 to 13 victory, but it was obvious that the team was not in top fighting spirit. Their motion pictures revealed that the team must work hard to be in shape against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Some blame for the showing in the Cardinal game can be laid on the condition of the field, of course, but the Packers are not offering any excuses...DRILL ON OFFENSE: This week's work will include offensive drill. Lambeau is anxious to add zip to blocking, and sharper work all around. Fortunately for Green Bay, injuries are not a serious handicap at this stage of the season. Last season's squad was riddled by ailing players. The Packers can expect trouble from the Brooklyn Dodgers. Last year Brooklyn finished second in the Eastern division, losing three games out of 11, but Sutherland's outfit this season is generally regarded as much stronger...ACE PARKER PLAYS: Halfback Ace Parker, the all-league quarterback last year, is with the Dodgers again. He is the most spectacular as well as the most dangerous of the Dodgers, but Sutherland has a lineup well studded with other stars. A huge crowd is expected for Sunday's battle in Milwaukee. Brooklyn's Parker has many fans excited, even the steadfast Green Bay followers who like nothing better than to see a hero knocked off his perch.
OCT 8 (Chicago) - Clarence (Pug) Manders, Brooklyn Dodgers fullback, maintained his lead this week in the race for the ground gaining championship of the NFL while aerial honors went to the Green Bay Packers in both passing and receiving. According to statistics released today by Commissioner Elmer Layden's office, the 47 yards Manders picked up Sunday against the Washington Redskins brought his season total to 179 yards increasing to 43 yards his lead over Clarke Hinkle of the Packers...GAIN OF 458 YARDS: Packer halfback Cecil Isbell has thrown 32 completed forward for a total gain of 408 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tuffy Thompson of Philadelphia, who has completed 19 passes for 244 yards. Parker Hall of Cleveland is third with a gain of 221 yards on 19 completions. Perennial receiving champ Don Hutson of the Packers far outstrips competitors with 15 receptions for a total gain of 175 yards. McDonough of Cleveland has caught ten passes for 114 yards and Perry Schwartz of Brooklyn, nine for 119..FILCHOCK IS THIRD: Following Manders and Hinkle in the ground gaining department are Frank Filchock, Washington, with 125 yards; Johnny Drake, Cleveland Rams, 110 yards; Isbell, 107 yards, and Bill Osmanski, Chicago Bears, 87 yards. Ward Cuff, New York Giants, and Hinkle are tied for the scoring lead with 25 points each. They are followed by Hutson with 19 points and Johnny Hall, Chicago Cardinals, with 18. Hugh Gallarneau and Ray McLean of the Bears have scored 12 points apiece. Cuff, Hinkle and Bob Snyder of the Bears are tied in field goals with two each.
OCT 8 (Brooklyn) - There's a strong possibility that Wendell Butcher, who showed to such fine advantage against the Chicago Bears in an exhibition game almost a month ago, may start a quarterback for the Dodgers against the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee on Sunday. Jock Sutherland, Dodgers boss, is rather disappointed in the signal calling of Ben Kish and Rhoten Shetley. After last Sunday's setback in Washington the good doctor hinted that he was carefully considering turning the No. 1 quarterback slot over to Butcher...OLDEST IN POINT OF SERVICE: Butcher, the oldest in point of service of the three men qualified for the quarterback assignment, is not the blocking technician that either Kish or Shetley is, but has marked ability. His performance against the Bears still is one of the most brilliant pieces of signal calling in the young pro grid season. As for injuries, the Dodgers came out of the Redskin fracas in comparatively good shape. Kish and Ace Parker have leg bruises but Ray (Doc) Sweeney, the team's trainer, is confident that both will be ready for the Packers. Kish injured his left leg and Parker sustained a bruise on the calf of his right leg. If Brooklyn expects to stay in the Eastern Division race it must win over the Packers. The Dodgers occupy second place in the divisional standings with two victories against one loss, while the Giants, first place holders, are unbeaten in three league engagements.
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeay was secretive today about the tactics his Packers will use against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon, but he indicated that the squad will be well prepared to give Jock Sutherland's eleven a tough, bruising battle. Their record marred by the defeat against the Chicago Bears, the Packers must take Sunday's contest to stay in the running for the Western division title and National league honors. Should they lose to Brooklyn, only a collapse of the Bears could help Green Bay. Two workouts were scheduled today, and Coach Lambeau hoped that bad weather would not interfere too much. The team came out of last Sunday's scrap with the Chicago Cardinals without serious injuries, and a full strength squad is expected for the Brooklyn tilt. Bill Kuusisto, first year guard from the University of Minnesota, has a lame shoulder but he should be ready by Sunday...HINKLE VS. MANDERS: It is likely that Sunday's game will include a line-battering duel between Clarke Hinkle of Green Bay and Clarence (Pug) Manders of the Dodgers. They are two of the top fullbacks in the NFL. Manders is the leading ground gainer and Hinkle, with a record of 136 yards in league competition this year, is only 33 yards behind. Everything points to a close game. Records of Green Bay and Brooklyn are similar for this season. Brooklyn needs a victory as badly as Green Bay in order to remain in the fight.
OCT 9 (Brooklyn) - The gridiron battle between the Brooklyn football Dodgers and the Green Bay Packers, to be played Sunday in Milwaukee, is but three days away, yet Coach Jock Sutherland's choice for the starting quarterback assignment still remains uncertain. It may be any of three veterans - Ben Kish, Rhoten Shetley or Wendell Butcher. Improvement in the signal calling department is imperative if the Dodgers expect to win this vital game. Against the Redskins in Washington last Sunday the starting quarterback was Shetley with Kish relieving. Sutherland expressed dissatisfaction on the work of both, and the main theme of the workouts this week is the improvement of the quarterback breed...CAN'T BLOW ANOTHER: The Brooks well know that they can't blow two in a row and hope to be around when the honors are dished out in the Eastern division of the NFL. The main trouble with Kish and Shetley is lack of work. Both are not only rounding into condition due to their lateness in returning to training camp, and neither had a full grasp of the play repertoire as yet. All of this should be remedied to some degree this week, and the result should be a vast improvement as far as team play is concerned. It may turn out that Butcher, the oldest in point of service of the three men will wind up with the job. He is not the blocking technician that either Shetley or Kish is, but he showed to advantage against the Bears in the exhibition game...NONE BADLY HURT: As for injuries, the Dodgers came out of the Redskin fracas in good shape. Both Kish and Ace Parker have leg bruises, Kish his left knee and Ace a bruise on the calf of his right leg, but Ray (Doc) Sweeney, Dodger trainer, feels sure both will be ready. The team is scheduled to leave on Friday afternoon, with a brief stopover for a train change in Chicago early on Saturday. The special arrives in Milwaukee Saturday at 10:30 and the squad will leave for the stadium by bus for a workout at the State Fair Grounds, where the game is to be played.
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - The unexpected 3-0 defeat handed the Brooklyn Dodgers by Washington's Redskins Sunday brought home one fact, that the Green Bay Packers are in for trouble next Sunday at 2 p.m. For Dr. Jock Sutherland's club, boasting such offensive stars as Ace (Most Valuable Player) Parker, Rhoten Shetley, Dean McAdams and Clarence (Pug) Manders, to be held scoreless is unusual enough in itself, but it is next to impossible that such a club can be kept from breaking out in a scoring rash two weeks in succession. Brooklyn this year has one of the most outstanding lines in the NFL, surpassed only by the Chicago Bears. The Dodgers have two all-league aces for a nucleus, Frank (Bruiser) Kinard at tackle, and Perry Schwartz at end. Then there is that former Packer star at center, Earl (Bud) Svendsen, and these veterans are bolstered by a fine crew of rookies. The Brooklyn coach is considered one of the nation's foremost football authorities. His collegiate elevens at Pittsburgh were annually the terror of the amateur circuits, and he has done marvels since he took over the underprivileged Brooklyn eleven a year ago. His 1940 Brooklyn team showed the same zip, the same understanding of fundamentals and the same ability to develop sudden power as his Pittsburgh teams did. This year he has more and better talent, and the Dodgers are still expected to be a serious contender for Eastern division honors. To do that they'll almost have to go all-out against the Packers.
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - The championship hopes of both the Green Bay Packers and Brooklyn Dodgers will be on the line when they meet at State Fair park Sunday afternoon. Each has lost one game in its division of the league and each can hardly afford to lose another to remain more than a passing title threat. It is a little unusual, perhaps, to have a situation like this develop so early in the race, but it has. In the east the New York Giants set the pace with three straight victories. Brooklyn, in second place, has won two and lose one. A licking for the Dodgers here Sunday would drop them two game behind the leaders and leave them in a tough sport indeed to catch up. In the west the Chicago Bears set the pace with two straight victories. Green Bay, in second place, has won three and lose one. A defeat for the Packers Sunday would drop them two games off the pace, too, and make their job of overhauling the high powered Bears all but hopeless. Out of Green Bay this week have come reports of the hardest work the Packers have done this season. The disappointing showing against the Cardinals last Sunday has given Coach Curly Lambeau something on which to work and he has driven the squad as never before this fall. Even in the preparations for the Bear game he failed to hit the tempo he has this week. All the boys came out of Sunday's game in good physical shape and for the first time since the Detroit game the team will be at top physical efficiency. Most of the work this week has been devoted to overhauling the running game, which looked so ordinary last Sunday, and to defense against the power football which Jock Sutherland uses in the home of "Dem Bums". The game will bring together two distinct offenses the open passing play of the Packers and the hard running of Brooklyn. Sutherland, whose University of Pittsburgh teams reached the heights of the Rose bowl several time largely because of their smashing ground attack, uses pretty much the same offense at Brooklyn. He has some of the finest material in the league, including Ace Parker, the most valuable player in the league last season; Pug Manders, Dean McAdams, Bruiser Kinard, Perry Schwartz and Earl Svendsen, who used to be with the Packers. The Dodgers, who will be accompanied by Dan Topping, owner of the club, and his wife, Sonja Henie, will arrive here Saturday morning.
OCT 9 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs left on their first road trip of the season today for Columbus, O., and their Oct. 12 game with the Columbus Bullies, current leaders of the AFL race. The Chiefs expected to work out at Columbus yesterday. The Bullies already have defeated the Chiefs, 34 to 7, and the New York Americans, 14 to 0, this season.
OCT 9 (Brooklyn) - Johnny Michelosen, Dodgers' backfield coach, seldom pops off, but yesterday the former Pittsburgh star and Jock Sutherland's capable assistant, couldn't restrain himself from singing the praises of Bill Leckonby, left halfback. "Take my word for it," said John, "Leckonby will surprise everybody in the Green Bay game on Sunday in Milwaukee. We've been waiting for Bill to really cut loose. Against the Packers the wraps will be taken off, and, when he goes great guns, remember I told you so." Michelosen is not alone in his praise of Leckonby. There isn't a teammate who doesn't feel the same way about the ex-St. Lawrence University star back who has so capably stepped into the shoes of Ace Parker. This it the 185-pound six-footer's third year in the National league and it is because of a strange bit of fate that he is still around. If it hadn't been for Parker's first ankle injury two summers ago the Dodgers would now be without the services of their biggest running threat for Leckonby probably would have been cut from the squad last year if Ace had reported hale and hearty.
the unbeaten Giants...PITTSBURGH VS. REDSKINS: Second place teams in each division meet in Milwaukee, Wis., as the Brooklyn Dodgers face Green Bay. The day's schedule will be rounded out in Pittsburgh, with a meeting between the Washington Redskins and the Steelers. Developments to date have heightened the concern of coaches, who as early as last December expressed the fear that the Bears would be even better this year than they were in the march to a championship last season. Cleveland and Green Bay, the Bears' two opponents so far, have revealed the champions to be vulnerable defensively, the Packers coming from behind to score 17 points two weeks ago and the Rams making three touchdowns last Sunday. But there appears to be nothing anyone can do about their offense. It has rallied in three of its four games against league opposition this fall, coming from behind against the Giants and Brooklyn in exhibitions, and conquering Green Bay with a last period surge in its first league game. Against Cleveland the Bears did not bother to get behind, although the Rams were able to tie the score at 7 to 7 before Gallerneau, McAfee, Kavanaugh and company stepped out for four more touchdowns in the first half...BEST IN YEARS: Jimmy Conzelman has assembled the best Cardinal team in five years and on the basis of Marshall Goldberg's showing against Green Bay, figures to have considerable to say about the race before December, but anything less than a Bear victory Sunday must be catalogued as an upset. Goldberg played the finest game of his career against Green Bay, finally contributing the type of football the Cardinals and fans have been expecting from him ever since he entered the National league two years ago. Cleveland will tackle Detroit without its star halfback, Parker Hall, who suffered a shoulder injury in the Bear game Sunday, an occurrence which enhances the Lions chances of celebrating their homecoming with their first victory in four league starts. Brooklyn, defeated by a field goal in Washington last week, will be fighting to remain above the five hundred mark in Milwaukee, while the Packers seek to chalk up their fourth triumph. Pittsburgh, not thoroughly familiar with the system of its new coach, Aldo Donelli, should be better equipped for Washington tomorrow than it was for the New York Giants last Sunday, when it lost 37 to 10.
OCT 11 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs were off to Columbus, Ohio, today for a return engagement with the Bullies, AFL defending champions. All Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon's Chiefs were in good physical condition excepting Bronko Malesevic, former University of Wisconsin back who was weakened with a heavy cold. The Bullies won, 34 to 7, at Milwaukee earlier this season.
OCT 11 (Brooklyn) - On the basis of National League statistics that battle in Milwaukee's State fair Grounds between the Dodgers and the Packers should be along the lines of aircraft vs. panzer units. The Packers have the finest aerial attack in the league - Cecil Isbell to Don Hutson. The Dodgers have the heaviest ground gainer - Pug Manders with a total of 179 yards. Famous bomber Isbell leads the league with 32 passes completed out of 61 for 408 yards and three touchdowns. Catcher Hutson has caught 15 of these for 175 yards with Lou Brock, Herman Rohrig, Carl Mulleneaux, Joe Laws and Clarke Hinkle ranking in that order behind them. In Hinkle, the Packers have a ground gainer to bid with Manders for Clarke is the runner-up to Pug in the league statistics with 136 yards. In his tenth year with the Green Bay organization he continues to flaunt Father Time and to amaze all who watch him in action....DODGER NOT ANEMIC IN AIR: The Packers depend heavily on their aerial blitz while the Dodger attack seems to have a finer balance, at least on games to date. The Brooks, however, are by no means anemic in the aerial department. The Packers' record to date is three victories and one defeat as against the Dodgers' two and one. Beaten once already, neither team can afford to lose another and still hope to be around when the honors are handed out in their respective division. And Jock Sutherland and his men well know that they never will tag the Giants if they blow this one for the Polo Grounds' crew has neither the Packers nor the Bears to contend with this season. Sutherland probably will start Bill Leckonby in the left halfback slot against the Packers, with Dean McAdams at right half; Ben Kish at quarterback and George Kracum, fullback. The line will stack with Eddie Rucinski and Schwartz, ends; Bruiser Kinard and Walter Merrill, tackles; Jim Sivell and Warren Alfson, guards, and Bud Svendsen, center.
OCT 11 (Milwaukee) - The last time the Dodgers were out here (1939) the Packers whacked 'em, 28-0. This is a tough place to face the Green Bay gang, buoyed and hypoed as they'll be by that hometown spirit. And Jock Sutherland says, frankly, "This is the best club Curly Lambeau has had - the best Green Bay team that is, that I've ever seen." Jock and his Dodgers are backs-to-the-wall here as they face the Packers tomorrow. Brooklyn lost last Sunday in Washington because Pug Manders had a bad afternoon. They can't afford to lose two in a row or the Giants will just about be "set" as Eastern division champions. Manders, a chin-up, aggressive type of competitor, figures on a comeback here that will square him. He is the Dodgers' best ground gainer, having walloped out 179 yards. And the tackles he was missing last Sunday, as Washington backs came spinning through the line to knock him onto his pants, he vows he'll make here tomorrow. He'll have to. And Ace Parker will have to be hot if the Brooks are to win, too...HINKLE, HERBER THREATS: The Packers, of course, have a talented cast and at least one fullback to match Manders. He's Clarke Hinkle, the old Bucknell battering ram. This is "Broadway's" tenth year in the league and Sutherland has his scouts insist Hinkle never looked any better. One thorn in Brooklyn's side from years gone by is Arnie Herber. But now they have Cecil Isbell, Purdue star, who pitches to Don Hutson most of the time. Hutson, 'Bama Express, has caught 15 passes for 175 yards and it's still true that if he gets half a step on you, he's "gone". Lou Brock, another speedboy from Purdue, Herman Rohrig and the veteran Joe Laws, as well as Hinkle, are favorite Isbell targets...THREE GOOD TOSSERS: Brooklyn's aerial department shows up with Bill Leckonby, Ace Parker and Dean McAdams pitching. Perry Schwartz, the big blond end, has caught seven for 119 yards. There's no doubt that Brooklyn's future tomorrow, as well as the rest of the season in the National League, revolves around Ace Parker's stiff right ankle. If it loosens up, the Dodgers may beat anybody. If it is a handicap today, the Flock many not have much chance of beating Lambeau's great team, which knocked off Detroit and Cleveland before bowing by eight points to the Bears in a see-saw game in which scouts say Green Bay actually outplayed Chicago. The Dodgers lost to Washington after stopping Detroit and Philadelphia. This is Brooklyn's fork in the roads; which will they take - up, or down?
OCT 11 (Milwaukee) - Eager to get back into winning stride after their defeat at the hands of the Washington Redskins last week, 3-0, Jock Sutherland and his high powered Brooklyn Dodgers arrived here Saturday morning for their crucial game with the Green Bay Packers at State Fair park Sunday afternoon. The Packers will arrive Saturday night. The game is the high spot of a full schedule in the National league. Each has lost one game so far and must win Sunday to remain within close striking distance of the undefeated divisional leaders. The Dodgers were in fine fettle as they arrived. They planned a short workout at the scene of Sunday's game Saturday afternoon. The Packers took the final drill in Green Bay Saturday morning. Green Bay ruled 6 1/2 point favorite in the wagering. In other National league games Sunday, the Chicago Bears will meet the Chicago Cardinals at Wrigley field, the Detroit Lions will face the Cleveland Rams at Detroit, and the New York Giants will play the Philadelphia Eagles in New York.
OCT 12 (Milwaukee) - The toughest assignment the Packers have had this season, next to the Bear game, faces them Sunday afternoon when they meet "Dem Bums" of Jock Sutherland's, the Brooklyn Dodgers, at State Fair park. It used to be that Brooklyn was something of a soft touch. A game with Brooklyn was almost like a game won. Today, however, under the masterful Sutherland, the Dodgers have taken rank with the Bears, Washington, New York and Green Bay in the exclusive upper crust of the National league. The season's hopes of both are largely wrapped up in Sunday's battle. Neither can lose and expect to remain on anything except the fringe of the championship fight. In the eastern division, the Dodgers, with two victories and one defeat, trail undefeated New York Giants by a game. In the western division, the Packers with three triumphs and one defeat, trail the undefeated Bears by a game. Whichever loses Sunday will probably drop two full games off the pace, for both the Giants in their game with Philadelphia and the Bears in theirs with the Cardinals are topheavy favorites to win. And two games off the pace is not easily made up. The Dodgers lost their only game to the Washington Redskins a week ago, 3-0, but from all accounts, hardly deserved to lose. They outgained the Redskins, outdowned them, outpunted them and had several fine scoring opportunities snuffed out by penalties. In all except scoring, they were the better team, and you may well imagine the frame of mind with which they approach Sunday's battle. Like all Sutherland coached teams, the Dodgers ooze power. Next to the Bears, they probably possess the most devastating running game in the league with backs like Pug Manders, who leads the league in yards gained; 168 pound Ace Parker, who was selected the most valuable pro of last season; Dean McAdams, Merle Condit, George Kracum, Ben Kish, Bill Leckonby, Larry Peace and Larry Stasica, and a line which includes Bruiser Kinard, all-league tackle last season; Perry Schwartz, all-league end; Earl Svendsen, Steve Petro, Warren Alfson, Ed Rucinski and Henry Hodges. The team has great power and speed, particularly speed on the reverses so dear to Sutherland's heart. Green Bay's line, especially the ends, can expect the roughest sort of afternoon. Appreciating what a threat the Dodgers are to his own championship hopes, Lambeau has fumed and fretted all week through one of the hardest practice sieges of the season. The game with the Bears two weeks ago left him in a bad mood, the game with the Cardinals last Sunday, which Green Bay barely managed to win, left him even worse. As usual, since the running game has been spotty at best against the good defensive clubs this fall, the Packers will probably have to rely largely on their pass attack. Lambeau has brushed it up all week, and with Cecil Isbell, the engineer, fully recovered from the muscle pull which handicapped him for several weeks, the fretting Belgian believes it is good enough to match anything Brooklyn will explode on the ground. In addition to Isbell, other cripples of recent weeks have fully recovered and the team will take the field in its best shape of the fall. Charley Schultz, tackle, and Mulleneaux, end, both have recovered from bumps they carried around earlier this year.
OCT 12 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - An intersectional NFL game bringing the Brooklyn Dodgers and Green Bay Packers Sunday at State Fair park is expected to attract one of the season's best crowds. The crucial encounter  gets underway at 2 p.m. Under the capable tutelage of Dr. John B. Sutherland, long rated as one of the outstanding coaches in football, the Dodgers will present a well groomed outfit which is very much in the championship race. The easterners' battle front is studded with all-Americans. Such sterling performers as Ace Parker of Duke, Dean McAdams of Washington, Perry Schwartz of California and Bruiser Kinard of Mississippi are just about in a class by themselves when it comes to footballing. A varied attack with a lot of passing and laterals gives the Brooks class galore on the offense and seldom does a game run off without Dr. Sutherland getting into his bag of tricks for a fancy trick or two which generally leaves his opponents behind the eight ball. Curly Lambeau, the Green Bay pilot, has been working his gridders overtime all week in preparation for the joust and he feels confident that his Packers are going to hit on "all eleven." The Green Bay squad is in good physical shape and the recruits as well as the veterans are said to be anxiously waiting the "zero hour" when they can take the field to tangle with the much publicized invaders from the Empire State.
Cardinals started to strike back, became jittery, and literally threw away a possible scoring chance by hurrying that final placekick. With about 50 seconds remaining, they had plenty of time, even for another play. We had time for two line plays after taking over the ball following the kick." Lambeau also said that the Cardinals of this contest were "the best we ever met." Outside of bitter disappointment of losing when victory appeared within his grasp, Coach Jimmy Conzelman was pleased with the showing of the Cardinals. He has been rebuilding ever since he took over before last season began. He has reason to be proud, even in defeat. Many are inclined to say, "He deserved to win that game." The sentiment is nice, but it isn't borne out in fact. The Packers, who had an off day, still were good enough to come through in the clutch and left the field with the most points. That's where the payoff comes...LITTLE RESERVE STRENGTH: Jimmy himself pointed out that his reserve strength, especially in the backfield, leaves much to be desired. "I have a few seasoned veterans, a number of rookies and second-year player who still lack experience, and the castoffs of almost every team in the league. Still, we were better today than we were in our last two games, and we will continue to improve when the boys get to know each other, and learn to play together." Marshall Goldberg cavorted in the style which made him an all-America back at Pitt for three years, and John Hall of Texas Christian performed in the finest major league style. I met Hall at Chicago last season when as a Cardinal rookie he answered some compliments about his play with the statement he still had plenty to learn. Under Conzelman, he is learning, and fast. The Cardinal coach thinks a great deal of Hall. And probably even more about Goldberg. Never did "Biggie" have a better day against the Packers. It is doubtful whether he ever had a better day in professional football. His 76-yard touchdown jaunt after receiving a pass from John Clement was a thing of beauty. Nor was Hall wasting any time when he took Ray Mallouf's pass for a net 80-yard gain and a touchdown. Clement and Mallouf, both rookies, come from Southern Methodist...BETTER IN LINE: In the line, Conzelman's relief was closer to standard than in the backfield. Joe Benoir performed brilliantly at tackle. Al Barbartsky still need work at the other first string tackle position, but Conzelman has no doubt that he will come around. Al returned to the Cardinals this season after taking a year off to coach at an eastern prep school. "I believe our line outplayed yours (the Packers) for most of the game," Jimmy opined. As the time drew near for our departure, he bade us adieu with "Well, maybe we'll have better luck next time." All right, the Packer line play, and its backfield play, was pretty spotty at times. However, that shouldn't detract from the fine performances of some individuals. I particularly refer to George Svendsen, Ernie Pannell and Ray Riddick in the line. Clarke Hinkle's fullbacking in the second half was worthy of all -league honors. Lou Brock looked good, and Isbell's field generalship was outstanding. The game must have been a disappointment for Assistant Coach Mike Micholosen of the Brooklyn Dodgers who flew west to scout the game. The Packers play the Dodgers next Sunday. All Micheloson saw was that the Packers can come through when the chips are down...PRESENTS NEW SLANT: On the subject of scouting, Chile Walsh, assistant coach of the Cardinals, has a new slant regarding the scout's presence at the game. Sunday's morning at the Hotel Schroeder he asked me, "How's the team?" "You should know," I replied. "You haven't missed a Packer game since the season started." "Why should I?" he queried. "I like football. That's why I'm in it. I enjoy seeing a good team play." Somebody missed a job of scouting when the playing field wasn't inspected before Sunday morning. Well-meaning (?) officials of the State Fair park covered the turf with fertilizer last week. Came the rains. It smelled. It was hard to play on. Quipped George Svendsen: "First time I ever played on a pile of that stuff." Don Larsen was known as Packer fan No. 1 when he attended every game, no matter where, during the 1939 season. Last year he was supplanted by Jimmy Kimberly of Neenah who is Clarke Hinkle's employer. So far this season they are neck and neck for the honor. Both were traveling with the team on the way home last night...MURPHY ON HAND: Art Murphy of Gary, Ind., former secretary of the Green Bay Association of Commerce, came over to Milwaukee with Mrs. Murphy for their first game of the season. In the old days, they didn't miss many. Frank Cowles, who is a close friend of several Packer rookies including Ernie Pannell, George Paskvan, Herman Rohrig and others, returned to Green Bay in the Packers' private coaches and said good-bye to the boys. Frank left this morning for St. Paul to enter a flying school. He previously attended Northwestern university. Ol' Johnny Blood was an interested spectator at the game, pulling for the late Packer tally just as he did in his playing heyday, one of the most spectacular players ever to take the field. The entire St. Norbert college football squad, returning from Rockford where the Knights lost to Camp Grant by 7 to 0, was guest of the Packer management at the game. Marquette players saw the game in a body, and their coaches also were present. Ray Apolskis, who played with them a year ago, made a fine showing at center for the Cardinals...GIVEN DAY OFF: Today the Packers were given a day off, and some of them were missing this morning, although all were to report back in Green Bay by tonight. Hal Van Every was excused from coming home at the regular time so that he could visit with his parents who came from Minneapolis to see the game. It was Hal's first real visit with them since getting his army discharge. He reported directly to the Packers. Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell went to Chicago where today they appeared at the Monday quarterbacks' luncheon at the Morrison hotel. Tony Canadeo went to Chicago with his brother Savvy to visit their mother who has been in ill health for several months. Charlie Schultz was ordered to the hospital upon his return to Green Bay. Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, reported that the big tackle was running a fever. He complained of being sick Sunday morning and felt worse as the day progressed. Nevertheless, he tried to play...SMITH ADDS YARD: Nobody objected much because it was too close for anybody but the officials to see, but from the press box it appeared that Hall stepped out of bounds on the 18-yard line during his touchdown run. After a brief discussion and an inspection of cleat marks, Hall was ruled within bounds. The play had started on the Cards' 20, so the gain had to be 80 yards. Wilfred Smith of the Chicago Tribune differed. "It couldn't have been any more than that," he was told by any number of scribes. "Was too," he insisted. "Eighty-one...add one for that yard out of bounds."
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - Motion pictures of last Sunday's thriller with the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee, which the Packers barely managed to win in the closing minutes, were studied by Coach Curly Lambeau and the Green Bay squad this morning. The Packers made many mistakes in their last game, and the reasons will be more fully understood once the movies are analyzed. It is certain that both offense and defense will be stressed in this week's drills. Next Sunday the Packers go to Milwaukee again, to face the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodgers are rated much higher than the Cardinals, which means that Lmabeau's team must be in top form. Immediately after seeing the motion pictures this morning, the squad went off to the practice field for a workout. No drill was scheduled for this afternoon, but there will be sessions twice a day Wednesday and Thursday and possibly also on Friday. A further light workout may be held Saturday morning...A GREAT COACH: Dr. John Bain (Jock) Sutherland, coach of Dan Topping's Brooklyn Dodgers, is considered one of the greatest mentors in the land. This season he has assembled a squad that shaped up about even with the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins in the NFL. This year's Brooklyn team is certainly much stronger than last season's, when it finished season to Washington, with eight victories and three defeats, in the Eastern division. As an example, the Dodgers had added Dean McAdams, a accurate passing, hard running and long kicking fullback from Washington. Outstanding in the Dodgers' lineup, of course, is halfback Ace Parker, the little speed boy. Last year Ace received a gold watch, symbolic of the Most Valuable Player award in the NFL. This award was given Aug. 28, the night of the annual All-Star game in Chicago. Parker is a comparative lightweight in the National league - scaling but 168 pounds. Last year he was named all-league quarterback. During the season he chucked 111 passes, completed 49 for 817 yards and 10 touchdowns. He scored 49 points himself...STARTED AS DENTIST: Dr. Sutherland started out as a dentist, but he finally became a football coach - the most famous teacher of the game since Knute Rockne. This year will be his second with Brooklyn. In 1924, Dr. Sutherland went to Pittsburgh, after having served four years at Lafayette. In 15 years as commander of the Panthers, his teams won 111 games, lost 20 and tied 12. At Lafayette the record was 33 wins, eight defeats and two tied games. Although the season of 1940 was his first in professional football, he compiled a great record in Flatbush. At the end of the season his Dodgers had attained the highest standing ever made by a Brooklyn entry, second place, although he was not hired in time to have a hand in the selection of players. College football's loss of Sutherland was professional football's gain. His is the biggest name ever to enter the professional ranks.
OCT 7 (Chicago) - Ward Cuff, versatile veteran of the New York Giants, has caught Clark Hinkle of Green Bay in the individual scoring race of the NFL. Cuff 
accounted for nine points Sunday against Pittsburgh - collecting a touchdown and three extra points - to move into a first place tie with Hinkle, who scored six points against the Chicago Cards. Each now has 25 points, but Cuff had played only three games, one less than the Packer star. Cuff is tied with Green Bay's Don Hutson, last year's leading scorer, for most points after touchdown with seven apiece. He also is tied with Hinkle and Bob Snyder of the Chicago Bears for most field goals, two each. Hinkle and John Hall of the Cardinals lead in touchdowns with three each.
OCT 7 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs practiced with extra vim today, intending to turn the tables on the Columbus, O., Bullies at Columbus Oct. 12. The Bullies, defending American league champions, defeated the Chiefs here, Sept. 14. The Chiefs badly need a victory to stay in the running for this year's title. Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon indicated that Milwaukee would concentrate on developing a defense against the passing of Jim Strasbaugh, Nels Peterson and Twenty Grand Davis who led the Bullies' air attack here.
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - Knowing that they must win to stay in the Western division race, the Green Bay Packers appear to have attained the right mental attitude for their NFL clash with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. The game. scheduled to get underway on the State Fair park turf at 2 o'clock, has all the makings of a desperate, all-out struggle. Brooklyn also has to win, its situation in the Eastern division being the game as the Packers in the Western. Tickets have been selling so fast in Milwaukee, Green Bay and other cities that a crowd of 30,000 would not surprise the management. Last Sunday only 10,000 saw the Packers and Chicago Cardinals in Milwaukee. Metropolitan newspapers will be heavily represented. Among those receiving working press passes are Gene Ward, New York News; Harold Parrott, Brooklyn Eagle; Louis Effrat, New York Times; Jack Burchard, New York Herald-Tribune; Dale Schumacher, New York Sun; Bill Laney, New York Post; and Connie Jennings, New York World-Telegram. If the field is in good condition, Coach Curly Lambeau intimated the Packers ought to be stronger than they have been in any of the previous games this season. Their workouts have been more spirits, and their general attitude is belligerent...FINALLY BEAT CARDS: The Packers did not appear too impressive in beating the Cardinals last Sunday. It was only in the closing minutes that they were able to trip the balance in their favor, and the game ended by the narrow margin of 14 to 13 - the difference in kicking extra points. It is believed, however, that the Packers would have done better if a 
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - Sunday may be the day that Packer football fans have been awaiting ever since the season begins. It is an established fact that the material for making touchdowns is there. A week ago the boys weren't keyed at all for the game against the Chicago Cardinals. Nevertheless, they won, and they earned the win. The victory was not accountable to luck. Hard work 
and capable direction by Cecil Isbell late in the contest turned the trick. Mentally, the Packers today are a better ball club than they were a week ago. Coach E.L. Lambeau, who unlike many coaches, doesn't hesitate to give the dope on his team straight from the shoulder, has this to say before the Packers boarded the Chippewa for Milwaukee: "We are a better team now than we have been all season. If we can get good footing at State Fair park, I don't believe that Brooklyn can stop us." Curly made the statement after weighing the potentialities of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who will provide the opposition. "We have a great deal of respect for Perry Schwartz, Ace Parker and Pug Manders," he said. "All three are dangerous. What's more, the Dodgers will be a spirited outfit. Last week, they decisively outplayed Washington, only to lose by 3 to 0. That sort of thing doesn't leave football players in a calm state of mind." Then he added: "But we're better, too, and I think we stack up better in all departments." Curly will admit weaknesses just as quickly as he will cite good points. He wasn't talking about weaknesses today. That is why Sunday may be the day that Packer fans have been awaiting...Parker manged to make all professional honors and was selected as the league's most valuable player last season despite playing the first three games with a brace on his right leg. He broke his ankle a year ago last May. This year he broke the other at Asheville, N.C., on May 3. The bone knitted rapidly, however, and he requires no brace this season. Only 160 pounds in weight, Ace stacks up as one of the best all around backs in the league. Ann outstanding field general and a natural leader, he doesn't devote his talents to that department alone. In 1940 he threw 111 passes, completed 49 for 817 yards and 10 touchdowns. In the personal scoring column he racked up 49 points (third on the list) on five touchdowns and 19 conversions. Respect for Parker? He demands it.
OCT 11 (Chicago) - The NFL championship race moves into the sixth week Sunday with its first, full schedule, two teams still undefeated and home openers in three cities. Chicago's mighty Bears, unbeaten in their last twelve starts, come off the road to begin a six game homestand in which they expect to cinch their second consecutive division title. Their opponents will be the Chicago Cardinals, with whom they have carried on the oldest rivalry in major league football. It will be the Bears' first Chicago appearance in a league contest. Other home openers are scheduled in Detroit, where the Lions tackle the Cleveland Rams, and in New York where the Philadelphia Eagles pit Greasy Neale's version of the T formation against