OCT 13 (Green Bay) - Things came to pass at State Fair park here Sunday just as Coach E.L. Lambeau said they would, and as Packer fans all over the state and Upper Michigan hoped they would. The football playing field had been dried off, a welcome contrast to the fertilizer laden gridiron of a week ago. the Packers found footing. Just as the coach predicted, the Dodgers were unable to hold them. Thrills aplenty marked the Packers' 30 to 7 victory. After Don Hutson scored the first touchdown early in the first quarter, Brooklyn never really was in the running. But it remained for Andy Uram, the veteran from Minnesota, to provide the crowd of 15,621 with its greatest thrill. His 90-yard touchdown return of Dean McAdams' punt brought them all out of their seats - even Dan Topping, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who was perched on the roof of the stands with the motion picture camera operators. Yes, Uram's run caused hearts to palpitate faster than anything else, and the highlight of the spectacular play was Hal Van Every's double block that helped make it possible. Van Every made his first block per assignment. Then he got up for a second successful block as the Packer wave rolled downfield. Rhoten Shetley was the final threat to Uram's touchdown intentions. On the 40-yard line Andy faked, and then swept Shetley as if he wasn't there at all. On the whole, Coach Lambeau was pleased with all the blocking, the running and the passing. Cecil Isbell completed 12 out of 15. Eight of them were caught by Don Hutson. Pretty fair country tossing, that. It was the unanimous opinion of the coaches, scribes and fans that the Packers were better in all departments Sunday than they have been all year. "We reached our peak to date," Coach Lambeau admitted afterward. "But we can improve and we should improve. We still are not satisfied. The boys know that we can be even better than we were today, and I know that they are going out to try." The coach hesitated for only a fraction of a minute. Then he said, "We are capable of winning every ball games of the rest of our schedule. It will required great effort, and personal sacrifices. But there isn't the slightest doubt in my mind that we can do it." And that, boys and girls, included a little engagement with the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field Nov. 2. Watching the Packers perform Sunday gave credence to Lambeau's statements. Certainly Don Hutson never looked better. Isbell's fine pitching and field generalship matched anything the league has to offer. In the line, Charlie Schultz, recovered from illness of a week ago, sparked at right tackle. Pete Tinsley, who seems to thrive on work, started at right guard and turned in one of his best Packer performances. And Big Beeler Svendsen was a shining light at center, eclipsing even the brilliance of his brother, Brooklyn's Little Beeler Svendsen. George Paskvan's hard running at fullback was another noteworthy example of Packer power. Among the blockers, Larry Buhler should not be overlooked. No, I didn't forget Clarke Hinkle. Doing less ball carrying than usual, Hink distinguished himself blocking and backing up the line. The ever-reliable fullback is a real team player, and this season he has improved with every game. One of the great revelations of the game was the play of Bill Johnson at right tackle. Bill, who played end for Minnesota last year, was returned to the Packers active list last week simultaneous with the release of Mike Bucchineri. It was a surprise to almost everybody in the stands when he turned up at tackle, but there was no doubting the merit of the coaches' decision to play him there. Johnson crashed through with the abandon that makes either great football players or hospital exhibits. One of the men who played with him in the line later said, "He'll kill somebody, if he doesn't kill himself first." Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, but it gives you the general idea. Parents and other relatives of players have climbed on the Green Bay bandwagon in a big way. A week ago Hal Van Every's parents were at Milwaukee for the Cardinals game. Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. George Svendsen, Sr., and a large delegation of other Minnesotans were on hand. All the way from Nashville, Tenn., came Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Ray, the mother and father of Baby Ray, Sr., Mrs. W.F. Ray, Baby's sister-in-law, and Miss Louise Ray, his sister. Mrs. Joseph Burns, also of Nashville, has been visiting her daughter who is Mrs. Baby Ray...BILL LEE'S BROTHER: Eutaw, Ala., was represented by Sheriff Frank Lee, brother of Packer Bill Lee. It is Frank's first taste of Green Bay, although he has been familiar with this city's football for many years. Beside these folks, there are the Milwaukee relatives of Buckets Goldenberg and Eddie Jankowski who don't miss many in Green Bay, Milwaukee or Chicago. Pappy Ray makes the Green Bay trip an annual vacation trip now. Baby says, "He works on the farm all year, and then picks a football game for his vacation. He takes in one every year. Last year it was Detroit, the year before that was in Cleveland." The Milwaukee Road was compelled to hold its train for the Packers. Because of the rush from State Fair park to Union station, I missed seeing Dr. John Bain (Jock) Sutherland, coach of the Dodgers afterwards. But I did talk to him beforehand. He thought he was going to win. As a matter of fact, he probably entertained no more thoughts about Brooklyn losing than Lambeau did about a Packer defeat....WORST SUTHERLAND DEFEAT: Somebody reported that it was the greatest loss ever suffered by a Sutherland coached team. There has been no time to verify that statement, but the 23-point margin of Packer victory was a bitter poll for the wily Scot. Nothing of the defeatist is in the Sutherland makeup. For example, Saturday, being facetious, Jimmy Conzelman was quoted as saying that he was undecided whether to show up at Wrigley field for the Bear game, or go fishing. He added that he doesn't like fishing. In view of the Cards' 53 to 7 defeat he might just as well taken to the lakes and streams regardless. But nobody could imagine Sutherland saying anything like that. He was out to beat the Packers, and so were his ball players. This was to be their championship year. At least, so they thought. Dan Topping has made a large investment in his football machine. Sutherland has handpicked the players. They needed a victory Sunday to stay in the Eastern division championship race. Sunday morning Topping came over to the Schroeder hotel from Brooklyn headquarters in the Ambassador. He was in extraordinary spirits for a man whose football team was going out to play the Packers. He was optimistic, and justified his feeling with the comment, "We have to win this one."...PACKERS ALSO DETERMINED: The attitude was laudable; the kind that has helped to develop National league football to its present high plane. It reflected the determination of the entire Brooklyn organization. Where it missed fire was in that the Packers were being considered only a team that had to be beaten in the Dodgers' quest for a championship, not as a team that had title aspirations of its own. When the game was over, Lambeau was informed of Topping's statement. "Hell," he said, "we had to win, too." So it simmered down to the question of which of the "have to win" teams was better. That's all settled now. Mrs. Topping, the redoubtable Sonja Henie, was not at the game. Dan explained that it was necessary for her to remain in New York. But the motion picture industry was represented by actor William Frawley, the detective of countless movies, who was in Dan Topping's party. Frawley's position was strange. On the coast he and Curly Lambeau became warm friends. Still, he was in the Brooklyn party. With due deference to his host, he diplomatically stated, "I am very friendly to the Packers, but I want Brooklyn to win today." The actor - one of the most personable spotlighted men I have met since Paul Whiteman - stirred the ice in his coke, and added: "Nuts! They're both good teams."...MONTAGUE THERE TOO: John Montague, much publicized trick shot golfer and "mystery man" of Hollywood, also was in the Topping part. He too is a friend of Lambeau and while he professed allegiance to the Dodgers, the big fellow obviously had no little affection for the Packers. "Usually the better team wins," he remarked. "Let's hope that happens today." Thus, Golfer Montague, who now is a Chicago businessman with a home in Hollywood, rode with a winner without going out on a limb for either side. He may have meant Brooklyn when he spoke of "the better team", but he didn't say so. In addition to the celebrities, Dodger support came from five typical Brooklynites who drove all the way from Flatbush, with horns and drums, to cheer the team on. By their own admission in the names they gave out, in the native dialect known as Brooklynese, four out of five were jerks. Louis (Jerk) Muganero was one. Jerky Joe Matera was another. The leader of the mob termed himself King Jerk John Venezia, and a fourth was Jerky Frank Spanio. The fifth must have been outside the pale. He was lust plain Milton J. Cohen. Explaining their long trip in an automobile of questionable durability, a spokesman for the jerks declared, "You can change almost anything. You can change the love of a man's. But there's one love you can never change. That's the love for Brooklyn." The jerks left Flatbush Thursday morning...ALL FOR PACKERS: Marcy McGuire, singer recently of Kansas City and Chicago, turned up at the game in the role of Packer rooter. In Chicago she was one of the innumerable fans having no action connection with Green Bay who turn out at Packer-Bear games and cheer for the Packers. "No matter where I live, the Packers are my team," she said. It's an unusual psychology, but understandable to those who have followed the fortunes of the most colorful team of all. Chick Van Ess, Green Bay follower of all sports, wandered over to the Ambassador hotel to have a meal with the Brooklyn football team. It's not quite clear just where his connection came in, but it probably has something to do with his trip to the Packer-All Pro game on the coast season before last. Chick met just about everyone who meant anything in the league on that trip...DILLON DOESN'T MISS: Others seem to follow the team pretty much wherever it goes in the western division. Fred Dillon, former St. Norbert player and a member of the De Pere police force, is one of these. Fred usually makes a weekend of it, getting in ahead of time to answer all opposition arguments and to back his hand with an occasional bet it it's within reason. Jimmy Kimberly of Neenah moved ahead of Don Larson as the Packers No. 1 fan this week. Jimmy made the game while Don was compelled to go to Cleveland on business, and the official scorekeeper now reports Kimberly almost a lap ahead. Three of the Packers went to the hospital upon their return to Green Bay. Carl Mulleneaux was expected to remain a few days. Somebody stepped on the calf of his left leg. Carl was the hard luck boy of the game. Once he caught a touchdown pass in the end zone, only to have the play recalled and the Packers penalized. Another touchdown possibility for Carl went askew on a fumble. Carl was in the clear, yards beyond the ball. But the ball was bouncing around the ground in the Packer backfield...STITCH IN LIP: Tony Canadeo, who made his third Packer touchdown, had to visit the hospital to have a stitch put in his lip, and Bill Lee required stitches for cuts on the face.
Green Bay Packers (4-1) 30, Brooklyn Dodgers (2-2) 7
Sunday October 12th 1941 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Hopes for a sixth Green Bay championship in the NFL were far from the fizzling point as the Packers scuttled the Brooklyn Dodgers, 30 to 7, before 15,621 fans at State Fair park here Sunday afternoon. Greatly improved in every department, the Packers turned in their best performance of the season. It is safe to say that they had come far since taking that 25 to 17 trouncing from the Chicago Bears two weeks ago. The Packers were spectacular several times, but Andy Uram drew the greatest hand. The fleet halfback caught Dean McAdams' punt in the closing minutes of the first quarter and dodged through the entire field for 90 yards and a touchdown. A timely block by Hal Van Every helped to clear the way. Cecil Isbell's passing kept the Packers on the march. Twelve of his 15 tosses were good for 141 yards, and one, to Don Hutson for 32 yards, scored a touchdown. On the receiving end, Hutson caught eight for 126 yards. Aside from his 90-yard punt return, Uram carried the ball four times for a total of 39 yards, making a fine average of 9.8 yards each time. Isbell was good for 37 yards in seven attempts. Especially conspicuous in the Packers' play was the fine blocking. The line also was stronger, and the timing was closer to perfection than in previous encounters. Notable, too, was the absence of the letdowns that usually followed moments of brilliance in the first four games of the year. Should the team keep improving, Coach Curly Lambeau will have a fair chance of getting at least a little sleep in the tough grind ahead. Additional polishing will fit the squad for further victories, and will make it strong enough to take on the undefeated Bears in Chicago Nov. 2. The Dodgers were troublesome enough, especially in the backfield. Ace Parker was a constant threat, the statistics revealing that he completed nine out of 18 passes for 110 yards, and that he gained 25 yards in four running plays. Perry Schwartz caught five aerials for 52 yards. With Cecil Isbell pitching, once to Ray Riddick and twice to Don Hutson, Green Bay drove for its first touchdown from its own 44-yard line after an exchange of kicks in the second period. The scoring toss was for 34 yards to Hutson, who also kicked the extra point. Uram's great run came about 12 minutes later. Clarke Hinkle scored a field goal from the 24-yard line in the second quarter, and the Packers made it 23 to 0 in the third period when Hutson swept around end for 18 yards. A 12-yard throw from Parker to Schwartz late in the third period brought Brooklyn's only touchdown, and Bruiser Kinard kicked the extra point. Canadeo crushed right guard for the final Green Bay crossing, after Bob Adkins intercepted a pass and returned 54 yards, and Jankowski's kick made the score 30 to 7 with only time remaining for the kickoff before the battle ended. Hinkle's touchdown and field goal boosted his first place position on the Packers' all-time scoring list to 362 points. Hutson, in second place, rose to 320 points with his two touchdowns and conversion kick against Brooklyn. The extra tally by Jankowski gave him 72 points, allowing him to break the 11th-place tie with Hurdis McCrary. Uram, with a touchdown, rose from 25th place to tie Milt Gantenbein with 54 points. The touchdown by Canadeo gave this first-year man 18 points for the season. Green Bay effectively combined a passing attack with powerful ground plays. Of 21 passes attempted, 14 were completed for 181 yards. Scrimmage resulted in 164 yards, while the Dodgers gained 76 yards by rushing and 144 yards from 13 of their 33 passes. Although the weather was a bit on the warm side, the players did not seem to be affected. The field was in fine condition, the fertilizer that made footing so insecure the previous Sunday against the Chicago Cardinals having been cleaned off. Merlyn Condit kicked off for Brooklyn to start the game, the ball going out of bounds on the Packers' 45-yard line. Green Bay failed to gain, and Hinkle punted out to Condit, who returned 10 yards to the 26. A holding penalty forced the Dodgers to kick, Ace Parker sending the ball into the sidelines at the 44-yard stripe. Isbell gained one yards on a smash, and then completed a pass to Hutson for 16 yards. Isbell passed again, and Riddick was downed by Bud Svendsen and Rhoten Shetlet after an eight yard gain. Again Isbell pitched, well over Condit's head to Hutson for 34 yards and a touchdown. Hutson kicked the extra point. Hutson kicked off to the seven-yard line, and in four plays, with Condit, Pug Manders, Condit and Ace Parker carrying the ball, the Dodgers got as far as the 38. Here Parker's passes fell incomplete, as he punted to Lou Brock, who returned six yards to his own 36. An Isbell to Hutson pass brought 10 yards, and Isbell made two more through the line. Hinkle ran interference as Isbell went another seven yards, and then Hinkle made it a first down with a four-yard gain through left guard. James Sivell threw Lou Brock back to the 45-yard line for a four-yard loss.
gridiron, as well as elsewhere. He warned, however, that an exaggerated feeling of strength often spells disaster...SCHULTZ STAND OUT: Indicative of the squad's spirit and fitness was the showing of Charles Schultz during the past several days. The former Minnesota tackle, now in his third season with the Packers, has been a bearcat on the practice field. Lambeau was pleased at the way the written examination turned out Friday afternoon. The quiz covered 100 plays, and for each mistake the culprit is assessed a fine of $5. All of the papers had not been corrected before the team left Green Bay, but Lambeau indicated that the fines would not amount to much. It was interesting to note, and gratifying to Lambeau, that the four veterans, Hal Van Every, Cecil Isbell, Don Hutson and Joe Laws, all scored 100 percent on the examination. Lambeau has just about given up trying to catch then in a wrong answer. Many others also had perfect papers...PAPERS POINT ERRORS: "I have found that the players who make mistakes on paper are just the ones who pull boners in the games," Lambeau stated. "When the papers are good, the prospects for victory are good." The passing combination of Isbell to Hutson undoubtedly will be used against the Rams. Last Sunday against Brooklyn, Isbell completed 12 out of 15 passes for a net total of 121 yards, while Hutson caught eight passes for 126 yards. Van Every will also do some pitching, and Lou Brock, Carl Mulleneaux, Rad Riddick and Andy Uram are the other likely receivers. As for ball carriers, the Packers have plenty. Best last Sunday was Uram, who made 39 yards in four attempts for an average of 9.8 yards. Isbell also stood out with 37 yards in seven attempts, and others who did good work were Van Every, George Paskvan and Tony Canadeo. Clarke Hinkle, valuable especially when a few yards through the line will bring a first down, always is a threat. Hutson, the National league's leading scorer last season, is heading the list again with 32 points. Hinkle, second so far this year with 29 points, is the Packers' all-time leading scorer with a total of 363 points. If the going is tough, Hutson and Hinkle may turn out to be the stars. Hutson has kicked eight points after touchdowns to share the season's record with Ward Cuff of New York, while Hinkle's three field goals give him the lead in that department. Cleveland also has some stars who rate high in the National league picture. Parker Hall and Gaylon Smith are rated among the best in the country. Both have been injured this season, Hall against the Chicago Bears and Smith against the Packers in Milwaukee, but both will be ready for this assignment. Dante Magnani, Dutch Clark's miniature safety man, is a whiz on ball handling. Last Sunday he caught one kickoff and one punt to pass John Clement of the Chicago Cardinals for second place in that department.
OCT 19 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Green Bay Packers resume their desperate chase of the leading Chicago Bears in the western division of the NFL Sunday afternoon, meeting the Cleveland Rams in Cleveland in one of the highlights of the day's five game schedule. The Bears, upon whom the Packers have one eye constantly cocked, will meet the Detroit Lions at Wrigley field. The pressure is strictly on the Packers as they head toward their second meeting with the Bears at Wrigley field November 2. A defeat against Cleveland Sunday or the Detroit Lions a week hence would almost eliminate them from championship consideration. They must win or drop two games off the pace. Lambeau was far from confident as he passed through Milwaukee Saturday. While the Packers have beaten the Rams once before this season, 24-7, and have an edge in almost everything in the season's statistics, he has the utmost respect for the Rams at home. A year ago in Cleveland, the Packers got no better than a tie, and two years ago, in a championship year, they nosed out in front, 7-6, in the last two minutes of play. Lambeau also fears the inconsistency of his own team - and it has played spotty football so far. Against Brooklyn last Sunday here, the team looked like a topnotcher. Against the Cardinals the week before, it looked like a tailender. Against the Bears it blew cold for one quarter, then blew hot, then blew cold again. Despite Lambeau's fears, however, the boys will take the field 13 point favorites, and the 13 points are pretty well supported by the season's statistics. The Packers have an edge in rushing, passing, pass defense, punting, ball handling. Another week of hard work lay behind the squad as it passed through here. Nobody was injured in last Sunday's game or in the workouts and the squad was at full strength. Parker Hall, Cleveland star, was a doubtful starter, according to work from Cleveland. An injury to his leg has not responded to treatment. In other games Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will invade the Polo Grounds to face the Giants, the Chicago Cardinals will meet Brooklyn at Brooklyn and Washington will meet Philadelphia at Philadelphia. New York is a 14 point favorite, Brooklyn a 7 1/2 point favorite and Washington an 8 point favorite. The roaring Chicago Bears rule 17 1/2 point choices over the Lions.
the Camp Grant army eleven Sunday. At least three top ranking Milwaukee players were temporarily disabled last Sunday in the Chiefs' game against the Bullies at Columbus, O. It was the second time this season that the Chiefs had dropped an AFL game to the Bullies. Len Akin, a guard, did not report for practice Tuesday because of a bruised leg; Bob Eckl, last year an all-American league tackle, nursed a bruised ankle; Milton Merka, former Baylor university star, was expected to be out of action for several weeks with a dislocated shoulder. Coach Tiny Cahoon has built the Chiefs play around two sets of backfields - one for offense and the other for defense. He expected to use this plan for the balance of the season. The Camp Grant squad is coached by Lieutenant John P. Dicks, former Kenosha high school mentor. His squad includes Paul Jensen, former Wisconsin tackle; Henry Longfellow, former Northwestern end; and Gerry Copatelli, Iowa university.
Grantland Rice, but Rice turned it down. He next offered it to Big Bill Edwards, the rotund guard of Princeton in the nineties. Edwards accepted at a reported salary of $25,000 a year. There was nothing small about Mr. Pyle. And so the battle lines were drawn. The battle, however, only lasted one year. Weather is the worst foe of pro football, but weather suddenly became the ally of the National league. It rained five of the seven Sundays the New York Yankees with Grange were scheduled in New York and while it rained alike on the National and American leagues, the National league was better able to "take it". All lost money, Pyle more than the others, however, because of the lavish hand with which he operated. Incidentally, the Philadelphia Quakers won the championship and the Yankees, with Grange, finished second. In 1927, Pyle threw in the sponge, went on to his ill-fated bunion derby, and the National league continue alone in its field. The sailing since has been smooth. The league has taken tremendous strides. It has become a monopolistic big business. But Sunday a squall lies ahead. Is pro football ripe for a rival major league? Can New York support two clubs on the same day? Can the magic of a big name like Harmon's offset the established drawing power of a club like the Giants? You'll have a partial answer on Sunday.
OCT 16 (Chicago) - Dante Magnani, the Cleveland Rams' fleet little safety man, closed in on Whizzer White this week in the race for ball handling honors in the NFL. Magnani, a product of St. Mary's (Calif.) who is playing his second season in the major league, caught one kickoff and one punt against Detroit last week to take the lead from White in kickoff returns and moved past John Clement, the Chicago Cardinal rookie, to become second to White in punt returns. White and Magnani both have carried back six kickoffs, but the latter holds first place with an average run back of 33 yards, due largely to his 93-yard return for a touchdown against Pittsburgh. White has returned 11 punts, with an average return of 10 yards per kick...URAM'S RETURN LONGEST: The longest return of the season thus far was turned in by Andy Uram of the Green Bay Packers, who went 90 yards for a touchdown with a Brooklyn punt last week. George (One Play) McAfee, the Bears' spectacular ball carrier, holds the season's record for kickoff returns with a 97 yard run for a touchdown against Cleveland. Kay Eakin of the New York Giants continues to lead the punter with an average of 53.8 yards on five kicks and his teammate, Ward Cuff, retained the lead in pass interceptions, the other important defensive department, with three for 109 yards.
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - There was plenty of snap and hustle on the Packer practice field today as the squad went through two grueling workouts in preparing for Coach Dutch Clark's Rams at Cleveland Sunday afternoon. Players and coaching staff all seemed thoroughly steamed up over the impending clash. Green Bay must continue to win in order to stay in the West division race, and the team is not inclined to settle for anything less than a championship. The Rams want victory just as badly as the Packers, even though they are virtually out of the title picture. Records show that the Packers never had things too easy on the Rams' home grounds, and advance reports indicate a similar situation this year. Leaving Green Bay at 7 o'clock Saturday morning, the Packers will go as far as Chicago on a Milwaukee road train. At Chicago they will board two United Air Lines planes, which will get them in Cleveland by about 4 o'clock central standard time. A plan flight back to Chicago also is scheduled for the return trip, making it possible for the team to get back in Green Bay by midnight Sunday. In case the planes are grounded anywhere along the way, other forms of transportation will be provided...START TO PERFORM: A number of the top stars of the NFL will be in action when the Packers play at Cleveland. Most of these stars, fortunately for Green Bay, will be in Packer uniforms. Statistics from the national office this week show that three Green Bay aces, Don Hutson, Cecil Isbell and Clarke Hinkle, hold first place honors in just about everything but ground gaining so far this season. Isbell is the leading passer in the league and the third-ranking ground gainer. Hutson is first in scoring and pass receiving. Hinkle is leading in field goals kicked, second to Hutson in scoring and fourth in ground gaining. Cleveland has a few aces of its own, however. Dante Magnani, Dutch Clark's fleet little safety man, is crowding Whizzer White for ball handling honors. He caught one kickoff and one punt last Sunday to pass John Clement of the Chicago Cardinals for second place in that department...HAS HIGH AVERAGE: Clement's average runback of kickoffs of 33 yards, including one of 93 yards for a touchdown against Pittsburgh, ranks him first place. The Ram backs, Parker Hall and Gaylon Smith, rate with the best on the professional turf. Both have been out at various times this year with injuries, but they are expected to be ready for hard work against the Packers. Cleveland lost to the Packers by 24 to 7 at Milwaukee early in the season. This week the Rams have been worked overtime by Coach Clark in order to make the series even for the season. A huge crowd is expected for the game, which will start at 1 o'clock, Green Bay time. Clarence W. Spears will be there with his Toledo university gridders, and players from other Ohio colleges also will attend as guests of the Rams management.
OCT 16 (New York) - The professional football debut of All-Americans Jarrin' John Kimbrough and Tommy Harmon with the New York Americans Sunday at the Yankee stadium has a lot of people excited but Tim Mara isn't one of them. Mara owns the New York Giants, the big town's established team in the No. 1 pro league, and he isn't worrying a bit about Harmon, Kimbrough and the Americans drawing his regular customers across the river and hurting attendance at the Giants-Steelers National league game at the Polo grounds. "It took us years to build up our clientele," Mara said. "And I don't think they'll desert us to see Harmon and Kimbrough in action. Our patrons are football fans and they know that football players can't join a team in midweek and be ready to play major league football on Sunday."...MARA OFFERS FOOTBALL: "I hear Harmon comes in today, practice two days, flies to Michigan for a football broadcast Saturday and then flies back to New York to play a game Sunday. If the Americans want to give the public that kind of football, all right. We'll stick to the same program we've been backing all along - a well-drilled and properly-trained squad of 33 players. Those who want to see football will come to the Polo grounds and those that are curious to see what Harmon and Kimbrough look like in a football suit will go to Yankee stadium." Mara recalled the days when he used to have to buck C.C. Pyle, who operated the New York Yankees across the river, and shook his head sadly. "They better have a lot of money, these people who're backing the Americans and paying Harmon and Kimbrough $1,500 a game," Mara said. "I heard they had $50,000. They won't last long if that's all they have. They better get eight times that and then some. It costs money to run a pro team. Every time I open the gates the Polo grounds it costs $22,000."...HAD HUMBLE START: "I remember when we played to empty seats and that wasn't so long ago. Pyle was running in opposition at Yankee Stadium and I used to look across the river with glasses and see the place deserted, too. That was the only consolation I had, Pyle wasn't doing any business, either." What you do think they'll draw Sunday?" Mara asked. "About 35,000 with good weather," was the reply. "You can cut that in half," Mara said. "I'd be surprised it they get as many as 20,000 cash customers in the ball park. Why, when we first started the Giants in 1925 I gave away about 20,000 tickets and could get only 10,000 out to see us play. Red Grange came in here once and packed the Polo grounds but it's never happened since and I don't think Harmon and Kimbrough can pull another Red Grange. Harmon's working for a radio station in Detroit and Kimbrough's been making cowboy pictures in Hollywood. Football is a secondary item with them. And you can't fool the public. I learned that a long time ago."
OCT 16 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs of the AFL will play the Camp Grant (Ill.) Warriors at State fair park Sunday in an exhibition game. The Warriors, boasting a star-studded lineup of former collegians now serving in the army, have beaten St. Norbert college of De Pere, 7-0, and a Fort Custer team, 49-0.
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau today fussed like an engineer over a power plant as he tuned the Green Bay Packers for their NFL clash with the Rams at Cleveland Sunday afternoon. An outdoor drill this morning was followed by a written quiz in the afternoon. The squad showed fine spirit, a fighting determination to stay in the race for the Western division title and the league playoff championship. Leaving Green Bay at 7 o'clock Saturday morning on a Milwaukee road train, the squad will go as far as Chicago by rail. There the team will board two airliners, which will get it in Cleveland by about 4 o'clock, central standard time. The return trip Sunday also will be by plane as far as Chicago. Coach Lambeau has been giving several of his first-year men considerable attention in recent workouts. He plans to give them plenty of action at Cleveland, and at Detroit the following Sunday as well. This should help to strengthen the team for the all-important battle with the Bears at Chicago Nov. 2...MAY PLAY END: Bill Johnson, who was captain and end with the Minnesota Gophers last season, gave good account of himself at a tackle position during the last week's workouts. It is possible, however, that he will be back at end for Sunday's game, since Carl Mulleneaux was hurt last Sunday and may see less action than usual. There can't be too much experimenting, Lambeau pointed out. The Rams are almost certain to be tough, even though their chances for coming out with a title are close to hopeless. The Rams are handicapped by injuries, but Parker Hall will be back in the lineup. Hall, one of the best passers and punters in the circuit, injured his shoulder against the Bears Oct. 5, but he has mended in time to go against the Packers. Corby Davis, Coach Dutch Clark's blocking back, may be out of the lineup for the Rams. He slipped as he hit a blocking dummy in drill Thursday and hurt his shoulder. Clark also fears that fullback Gaylor Smith, who was injured while playing against the Packers in Milwaukee Sept. 21, will not see action. Guard Wilfred Thorpe is another Ram who won't be ready...WEAK IN KICKING: Cleveland's other star blocking back, Rudy Mucha, probably will come close to making up for the absence of Corby Davis. The Rams have been weak in kicking, but Mucha, a 60-minute man, has been coming fast in that department. Mucha came from Washington State, and was Clark's first choice in the draft. "We can expect a tough battle,"Lambeau asserted. "In order to win against the Rams, or against any of the other teams remaining on our schedule, we must play our best ball at all times." The Packers will not hold a workout after arriving at Cleveland, but there will be a squad meeting. Headquarters will be at the Hotel Cleveland.
OCT 17 (De Pere) - Arrangements are nearing completion for the banquet honoring Arnold Herber, passing ace of the Packers who retired this season, in the St. Francis school auditorium, De Pere, Sunday evening, Nov. 16. Only 250 persons can be accommodated and already 175 tickets have been sold. A limited number are available at the Union hotel and Century alleys on the east side and Thiel's drug store on the west side. Although the banquet is planned largely as a testimonial by De Pere residents, others interested may obtain tickets from the committing, including Coach Dad Braisher, Coach William Van Sistine, Pat Golden, Bert Baeten, Guy Wilcox, Chris Willems, Cliff Osen, Jr., and Fred Dillon. Russ Winnie, WTMJ sports announcer, is to be the principal speaker, according to arrangements made by Harold Kuypers and Edward Bedore of the program and publicity committee. Lorenz Thiel is general chairman for the affair, J.C. Stengel is in charge of the banquet, and Leo Dillon heads the decorations committee.
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson has thrilled innumerable followers of football around the National league as a member of the Green Bay Packers for the last seven years. Fans and players know him as the greatest offensive end to show up on the field - probably the top pass receiver of all time - and a grand guy. Many of them don't know how many records he has collected, and still is collecting. Even Don himself doesn't know. Thumbing through the official league statistics revealed that Sunday against Cleveland Don is a good bet to tie and possibly surpass another mark of long standing. Hutson needs only one more touchdown to tie Verne Lewellen's all-time league record of 50. Two tallies will make him the top man, undisputed. This is not a total point count, mind you. I am talking only of touchdowns. Investigation also shows that on three different occasions Hutson has caught three touchdown passes in one game - and all three times it has been against Cleveland. The triplicate was registered once again against the Rams in 1937, and twice in 1938. Don's eight passes against the Brooklyn Dodgers Sunday marked the second time that he has taken that many in one game. He did it against, of all people, the Chicago Bears in 1940, and is the only player in National league history to catch eight in a game twice in his career. His 23 receptions to date brings his all-time total to 227 which also is an all-time record for the league. Yes, this Hutson is a pretty fair country ball player. The superlatives that have been used on him were never unwarranted. Still, I suppose some "expert" somewhere is sitting down to explain, "He ain't so hot...I remember him missing one." That's the way of fame, life and people.
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers went through a long drill in running plays Thursday in final preparation for their game at Cleveland Sunday with the Rams. Coach Curly Lambeau used several of his first year men on what he considered his first squad and indicated he would give them plenty of work Sunday and against the Detroit Lions the following weekend. Lambeau wants the new men well versed in Packer play before the all-important second meeting with the Chicago Bears November 2. He wants them to be able to alternate with the veterans without weakening the Bay defense. Bill Johnson, captain and end at Minnesota last year, was used at tackle. He may shift back to end Sunday, however, because Carl Mulleneaux was injured last week and may not be in shape to play. The Packers will leave here early Sunday by train for Chicago, where they will board two chartered transport airplanes for Cleveland.
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will take to the air for their game with the Cleveland Rams at Cleveland Sunday, Coach Curly Lambeau said today. Leaving here early Saturday morning on a Milwaukee road train, the Packers will travel to Chicago where they will board two airliners, which will usher them into Cleveland about 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Parker passed to Schwartz, Schwartz lateraled to Bud Svendsen, and Svendsen lateraled to Kinard, making it a first down on the Green Bay 45-yard line. Parker's next pass was to Manders, and put the Dodgers down on the Packer 18. Parker and McAdams each failed to complete a toss, and then Parker passed to Schwartz for a six-yard gain. Again Parker passed to Schwartz, and Brooklyn scored its touchdown. Bruiser Kinard kicked the extra point. Brooklyn threatened mildly as the fourth quarter got underway, and it had another chance midway in the period when Condit intercepted a Van Every pass. Van Every made up for the interception when he snagged one of Ace Parker's aerials with the Dodgers on their own 41-yard line following a holding penalty. Van Every returned 13 yards to his own 20, but the Packers were forced to punt.
With the time growing short, Parker began pitching again, completing one for 13 yards and running another time when the Packers charged through to put Brooklyn on the 34. Once more Ace Parker went back, and Bob Adkins was there to make the catch for the Packers. Bob ran 54 yards on that interception before being
downed on the 12-yard line. Apparently almost everyone on the Green Bay team assisted him in the run. Tony Canadeo went through guard for seven yards, and Eddie Jankowski went the same way for two yards, only three yards from the goal. With 25 seconds left, Canadeo went through right guard for the touchdown. Jankowski's kick, with Joe Laws holding, made the score 30 to 7. Referee Bobby Cahn saved about $10 worth of football when he recovered a fumble after a bit of fine running to retrieve the ball from the boys in the end zone. It was the only time during the afternoon that anyone tried to make off with the ball. The gun went off to end the game just as the Packers kicked off following the last touchdown.
BROOKLYN  -   0   0   7   0 -   7
GREEN BAY -  13   3   7   7 -  30
1st - GB - Don Hutson, 32-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Andy Uram, 90-yard punt return (Jankowski kick failed) GREEN BAY 13-0
2nd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-0
3rd - GB - Hutson, 18-yard run (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 23-0
3rd - BR - Perry Schwartz, 12-yd pass from Ace Parker (Bruiser Kinard kick) GREEN BAY 23-7
4th - GB - Tony Canadeo, 3-yard run (Eddie Jankowski kick) GREEN BAY 30-7
Isbell passed to Hutson for two yards, and another toss was all but completed to Herman Rohrig. Hinkle then went back to punt, the ball going 53 yards from the scrimmage line into the end zone. McAdams tore through tackle for six yards. Ace Parker's first pass fell incomplete, but his next one to Eddie Rucinski was good for eight yards and a first down. Parker went two yards, McAdams also gained two, and then Buckets Goldenberg knocked down McAdams' pass. On fourth down McAdams went back to punt. Here is where the Packers cashed in again. McAdams got off his kick well enough, but Uram caught it on the 10-yard stripe and ran 90 yards to cross the goal line. He twisted brilliantly, and was aided by a quick block from Van Every. Rucinski broke up Jankowski's placekick in trying for the extra point, but the Packers, 13 to 0 ahead, already had their margin. The first quarter ended right after Ace Parker returned the kickoff 25 yards to the 36. After an exchange of punts, Jock Sutherland's team began to threaten. Starting from their own 22, the Dodgers drove down to the Green Bay 16, with Bill Leckonvy's three passes accounting for 21 yards. George Kracum picked up another four yards, but was nailed for a two-yard loss by Larry Craig on the next play. Goldenberg knocked down McAdams' pass, and his next heave went over Leckonby's head in the end zone. The ball went to the Packers on downs. The Packers failed to gain, and Hinkle punted 45 yards to Brooklyn territory, and here another bit of fast action provided a break for the Packers. Leckonby and McAdams both touched the ball, and Hutson recovered it on the 35-yard line. Isbell failed to complete a pass, with only half a minute of the first half left, and when he was unable to find a receiver on the next play, he ran instead for 22 yards to the 13-yard stripe. With Isbell holding, Hinkle kicked a field goal from the 24-yard line, and the score was 16 to 0 in favor of the Packers. The Packers started from the 20-yard line after the kickoff to open the second half, and got as far as their own 49, thanks largely to a 13-yard pas from Isbell to Hutson. The Brooklyn line held, however, and Hinkle was forced to punt. When the Dodgers failed to gain, the Packers started another march from the 31-yard line. Isbell passed to Hutson for 32 yards to the Brooklyn 37. Lou Brock lost two yards on Isbell's next heave, but Hutson took one for seven yards. Another throw to Hutson made it a 14-yard gain and a first down only 18 yards from the goal line. Aided by good blocking from Pete Tinsley, Larry Craig and Charlie Brock, Hutson swept around end for those 18 yards and a touchdown. Hutson's conversion kick was good but was called back and the Packers were fined 15 yards for holding. Hinkle was called upon for the kick, and the score was 23 to 0. Brooklyn drove for its touchdown after starting on its own 37. Ace 
OCT 13 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs fought a brilliant but losing battle with the Columbus Bulls today. The final score was 14-7. Coach Tiny Cahoon's Chiefs battled the Bulls, American loop leaders, to the finish and were in there fighting as the final gun sounded. A crowd of 6,300 attended. Coach Phil Bucklew's eleven held a 7-0 lead at half time. A 61-yard pass from Bob (Twenty Grand) Davis to Nels Peterson, placed the ball on the Chief 24. Two passes were incomplete but the Davis to Peterson combination worked again and the latter was dropped on the 10 for a first down. On the first play, Davis jackrabitted through the right side of the Chief line for a score. Jack LaBay converted. The Bulls, at the start of the second half, marched to the Chiefs' 10 yard marker, but Davis fumbled and Earl Ohlgren, who played a magnificent game at end, recovered on the 15. After the Chiefs failed to gain through the line, Obbie Novakofski dropped back to punt. Guard Nick Kerasiotis broke through and blocked the attempt, 
recovering himself on the 12. For three plays the Chiefs held for little or no gain, but again the flashy Davis raced between off right tackle to score. LaBay again converted. The Bulls kicked off and three plays thereafter little Johnny Maltsch flipped a short pass to Bob Temple, who lateraled to Phil Manders, who raced 40 yards for a touchdown. The play netted the Chiefs 69 yards. Bob Eckl split the uprights, making it 14-7. Cahoon's warriors had another fine chance to score when Ohlgren smacked Joe Aleskus on the Columbus 21-yard line, forcing him to fumble. Eckl recovered at that point as the quarter ended. A pass, Novakofski to Howie Weiss, made it first down on the Bulls' 5. Three line plays failed and Eckl's attempted field goal was blocked by Rocco Spadacinni. Milton Merka, smashing halfback, and Connie Mack Berry, end, were forced out by injuries in the first half. Cahoon's team looked more like the Chiefs of old, even while losing.
OCT 13 (Milwaukee Journal) - Jock Sutherland, a dour Scot if there ever was one, was striding across the field Sunday. He had just seen his Brooklyn Dodgers, a good, tough, resourceful football team, take a 30 to 7 licking from the Green Bay Packers. He was fuming over  the last touchdown - a gift to the Packers on a pass which never had a chance for anything but interception. "What did you think of Hutson?" we asked. "He's the best I ever did see!" replied Sutherland. "There has never been another like him. It's hard to say just what makes him so good - physical coordination, instinct, speed, change of pace - he just gets there and catches the ball. There's nothing you can do about it. He had speed we couldn't match." "A good college coach told us Hutson could be stopped," we said. "Humph!" snorted Sutherland. "He never tried it!" That is tribute from one of the greatest coaches the game's produced...A FIELD DAY: The crowd of 15,000 who saw Sunday's game got more than their money's worth. Not only did they see a corking good game, despite the score; they can tell their grandchildren that they saw the famous Don Hutson have his biggest day. It was a
field day, indeed, for the Alabama star. He caught right passes and missed only two, which were over his head. The eight he caught were good for 113 yards. Two of the Packers' four touchdowns were personal triumphs for  the irrepressible Hutson. The first was made on a 44 yard drive in the first quarter - 44 yards on three passes Hutson started it with a catch for 15 yards and speared another for 32 and the touchdown. Between these, Riddick caught one for seven. The third touchdown was all Hutson, in the third quarter. He caught a pass for 32 yards. Hutson caught another for seven yards and a third for 12. Everybody in the stands and on the field knew it would be Hutson again on that third pitch, but all the Dodgers could do was keep him from running after he caught the ball. Then it was Hutson on an end around for 18 more and the touchdown. He even added the point after, but the Packers had to kick again after a 15 yard penalty and Hutson does not kick from any distance so Hinkle added the point...GIVE ISBELL CREDIT: Hutson's eight completions Sunday gave him a record for the second of 23 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Great as Don is, much credit must be given Cecil Isbell. The former Purdue star is an ideal passer for Hutson. He is a great passer and one of the things which makes Hutson look so good is the way Isbell "leads" him. That enables Don to coast along with the two opponents who invariably are guarding him, then suddenly draw away with a burst of speed and get to the ball just in time. Isbell's record is brilliant, too. Sunday, he completed 12 out of 15 passes. Besides the eight Hutson caught, Brock pulled down two and Riddick and Rohrig, one each. For the season, Isbell has completed 44 out of 76 passes, four for touchdowns, and his passes have gained 535 yards. Curly Lambeau is not a very religious man but it would not surprise us at all if he got down on his knees every night and prayed for Hutson's health and well-being. A broken leg for the loose jointed Alabaman would be a catastrophe for the Packers.
eight apiece. Hinkle's three field goals give him the lead in that department.
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - A squad of high-spirited, serious-minded Green Bay Packers returned to the practice field today, anxious to stay in the running for the Western division championship of the NFL. With a record of four victories and one defeat, the Packers remain the only team likely to head off the Chicago Bears, who are leading the Western division with three straight wins. All of the other teams have been beaten at least once...GOING TO CLEVELAND: The Packers will leave Wisconsin for the first time this season when they go to Cleveland to battle the Rams next Sunday afternoon. In a previous meeting at Milwaukee, Sept. 21, the Packers trounced the Rams by 24 to 7. A meeting at 9 o'clock this morning gave the squad a chance to study the motion pictures from Sunday's game in Milwaukee, when the Packers trimmed the Brooklyn Dodgers, 30 to 7. Field practice followed the session. Coach Curly Lambeau always discovers important angles from the motion pictures. Drills during the week will be based partly upon the notes Lambeau made this morning. Two practice sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, and two more for Thursday. Tapering off drill will occupy the squad Friday morning...FINALLY HIT STRIDE: Last Sunday against the Dodgers the Packers finally hit their stride. Every department showed improvement, although it was the passing from Cecil Isbell to Don Hutson that was most spectacular. Lambeau isn't satisfied, however, that the team has yet reached its peak. "The boys are going to work hard every day, because they want to win just as much as any of the fans." The coach said he was pleased at the squad's "fire" and enthusiasm against the Dodgers. Several players did not meet Monday, the lame legs and shoulders were not tested until today. Hutson, the National league's leading scorer last season, again is holding first place this season. He scored 13 points against Brooklyn Sunday to run his five-game total to 32 points. Close behind are his teammate, Clarke Hinkle, with 29 points and New York's Ward Cuff, with 26...KICKED MOST POINTS: Hutson and Cuff have kicked the most points after touchdowns, eight apiece, while Hinkle's three field goals give him the lead in that department. In summarizing the all-time records in the Press-Gazette Monday night, it was stated that "Hinkle's touchdown and field goal boosted his first place position on the Packer all-time list to 351 points." Obviously this was an error of transcriptions, since it should have read, "Hinkle's point after touchdown and field goal." The point total of 351 is correct.
OCT 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Packers did more than win another football game Sunday afternoon. They raised hopes, after a succession of spotty games, that they might have more than an outside chance at that in the return battle with the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field November 2. The smiling Belgian, Curly Lambeau (and he is smiling again after Sunday's victory), never admitted, of course, that they would have anything except an even chance the next time out. But the smiling Belgian was pretty much alone at first. Nobody who saw the Bears explode in the first game at Green Bay had quite the same idea. There was too much power, too much class in the Halas powerhouse. And until last Sunday's game, there was nothing in the play of the two teams to indicate that the idea was wrong no matter how Lambeau felt. Two weeks ago, the Bears slaughtered the Cleveland Rams, 48-21, and the Packers barely beat the Cardinals, 14-13. But Sunday, against Brooklyn, the picture started to change. The Packers performed like the Packers of old. They blocked marvelously, passed right to the button, tackled well. They were up on their toes, alert, sharp. And they not only won the game in a walk, but immediately raised hope that with football like this they would give the Bears one grand argument November 2 as Lambeau had maintained right along they would. Lambeau is one of the first to admit that Halas has put together one of the greatest teams in the history of the pro league. "When they turn on the pressure," he said after Sunday's game here, "there is no team going to stop them from getting three or four touchdowns. We're ready to give them three or four. But if we play as we did Sunday, we'll get three or four, too. We'll score just as often as they will and maybe a lot easier." When Lambeau speaks as he does, he has in mind, of course, football of the kind the Packers played Sunday. Anything else would not be enough. He concedes that the team has been inconsistent this fall, that often it was not "mad" enough to play the football of which it is capable. "We got a little fat in Green Bay," he continued. "We've tried to take things leisurely. Our mental attitude through most of the season hasn't been right. Sunday we hit our peak because for the first time it was right. The sour game against the Cardinals the week before and some of the things said about the team after the game woke up the boys. You saw what happened. And don't forget this: We'll be right for the Bears, too." As they played Sunday, the Packers may not beat the Bears, but they certainly will give them a terrific argument. Meanwhile, though, two other engagements occupy the team, and if there is any great letdown, they may prove troublesome. Sunday the Packers play the Rams in a return engagement in the municipal stadium at Cleveland. A week later they meet Detroit at Detroit. And then the Bears.
OCT 14 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions, desperately in need of backfield talent for their NFL game Sunday against the Chicago Bears, today recruited their equipment manager as a fullback. Coach Bill Edwards announced that Steve Belichick, 190 pound dispenser of uniforms and towels, would henceforth be a candidate for the job held by Harry (Hippity) Hopp, formerly of Nebraska. Belichick played fullback at Western Reserve under Edwards. Edwards said the move was occasioned by injuries to backs Lloyd Cardwell and Ned Mathews. A deal with the Cleveland rams is reportedly being negotiated to acquire a Detroit wingback. Advancement of Belichick was said to be the first move of its kind in professional football since Arnie Herber graduated from clubhouse boy into a vital role with the Green Bay Packers.
OCT 14 (Chicago) - Don Hutson, Green Bay Packer flankman, who topped the NFL scorers last year, tops the circuit after five games. He scored 13 points against Brooklyn Sunday to run his total to 32. Close behind are his teammate, Clark Hinkle, and New York's Ward Cuff, last week's pacesetter. Hutson and Cuff have kicked the most points after touchdowns,
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - Recalling that the Cleveland Rams always have been tough on their home grounds, the Green Bay Packers are drilling intensively for next Sunday afternoon's NFL clash in the Ohio city. Coach Curly Lambeau is frankly afraid of the Rams. They have lost three of their five games and seem to have no hope for the Western division title, but this does not mean that they will be easy picking for the Packers. At Cleveland last year the Packers had to be content with a 13 to 13 tie. The year before, after the Packers had been beaten by 27 to 24 in Green Bay, a last minute touchdown with the added point gave the Packers a 7 to 6 victory. Both years Cleveland finished fourth in the Western division. The scrap with the Packers is the big game of the year for Cleveland, much as the Chicago Bear battle is regarded as Green Bay's biggest game. A large crowd is expected, which should add more fire to the Rams' attack. Two workouts were held today by the Packers, and two more are scheduled for Thursday. A tapering off and polishing session is to be held Friday morning. The Packers, who introduced air travel to the NFL last year, will fly to the Cleveland game. Last year's flights were so successful that planes probably will be used to travel to more distant cities whenever weather permits. Leaving Green Bay by train Saturday morning, the Packers will arrive in Chicago in time to board two United Air Lines mainliners at 2:15 p.m. CST. They will be in Cleveland by about 4 o'clock, CST...RETURN BY PLANE: The return trip as far as Chicago also will be by plane, permitting the squad to get back in Green Bay Sunday night. Bill Johnson, the recruit from Minnesota, has been a standout in recent practice sessions, and Coach Curly Lambeau announced that he is now a full fledged member of the squad. Bill was not included on the player list when the squad was cut down to the required 33, and there is an interesting story back of that. "I'll stick around," said Bill. "I like Green Bay and I don't care to play anywhere else. Just give me a break if you get an opening in the line," he told Lambeau. Lambeau liked Johnson's attitude. The former Gopher stuck around, and he did get a break...REAL PACKER SPIRIT: Veteran followers of the Packers remarked that Johnson has the typical Packer spirit. He not only holds up his end in practice, but he also helps to fire up the other players. At Minnesota, where Bill was captain last year, he played right end. Lambeau didn't have room for him at end, so Bill went over to right tackle and he is doing a great job. Last Sunday against Brooklyn in Milwaukee, his performance was outstanding. He is rather light, weighing only around 200 pounds, but he makes up for his deficiency elsewhere. Carl Mulleneaux was the most severely injured player in last Sunday's game, but he is expected to be ready for action at Cleveland. Others are nursing minor hurts but, generally speaking, the squad is in excellent physical condition. The Packers played their best game of the season at Milwaukee last Sunday. They apparently have not yet reached their peak, however, and this week's workouts will stress the weak points in all departments.
OCT 15 (Chicago) - Green Bay players continued to set the pace for individual performances in the NFL this week, holding top places in scoring, passing, field goals and pass receiving in addition to strengthening their positions in ground gaining. Don Hutson, the pipe smoking bowling alley proprietor from Pine Bluff, Ark., forced Ward Cuff of the New York Giants and teammate Clarke Hinkle out of first place among scorers by contributing two touchdowns and an extra point to the Packers' 30 to 7 victory over Brooklyn. Hinkle passed Cuff, with whom he had been tied, by kicking a field goal, while Cuff was limited to an extra point in his team's 16 to 0 triumph over Philadelphia. Hutson also caught eight passes against Brooklyn, increasing his lead in pass receptions to eleven over Perry Schwartz of Brooklyn, who replaced Paul McDonough of the Cleveland Rams as runner up in this department. Cecil Isbell of Green Bay remained the league's No. 1 passer by completing 12 out of 15 against the Dodgers and moved up from fifth place to third among ground gainers. Pug Manders, the Dodgers' fullback, continues to lead individual ground gainers, with Frank Filchock of Washington second. Manders has gained 186 yards in 37 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards. George (One Play) McAfee of the Chicago Bears set a season high for runs from scrimmage when he turned a pass into a run against the Cardinals and went 59 yards for a touchdown.
OCT 15 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, hampered by injuries, prepared today to play against 
OCT 16 (Milwaukee Journal) - The NFL come upon squally weather again. Sunday afternoon in New York it will run into direct competition for the first time this season with the new American league. At the Polo Grounds, Tim Mara's New York Giants will meet the Pittsburgh Steelers. At Yankee stadium, a few blocks away, the New York Americans, with Tom Harmon and John Kimbrough making their professional debuts, will play the Columbus Bulls. The bid of the two for patronage will be watched with interest in every pro football center in the country. Which one will draw a larger crowd? Are two such names as Harmon and Kimbrough big enough to offset the established drawing power of a team like the Giants? Will New York support two rival clubs the same day, the same hour, on adjacent fields? There is little question but what Sunday will produce a pretty good line on the new American league's future. It is not the first time the National league has bumped into squally weather of this kind. Back in 1926, the last Cash and Carry Pyle, with the big personality of the day - Red Grange - also tried to horn into New York with a new league. The episodes around this attempt constitute one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the National league. Pyle had Grange under an ironclad contract. He had made a small fortune with the famous redhead, barnstorming in the last fall and early winter of 1925 and, encouraged by this, had decided that the country was ready for a second major pro football league in 1926. His announcement that he intended to enter the field, with Red Grange as the big name in New York, landed like a bombshell among the National league owners at their meeting in the spring of 1926 in Detroit. "But you can't do that," Tim Mara is supposed to have raged. "We have territorial rights in New York and you can't operate a rival league. Put your team over in Brooklyn." "Who can't operate in New York," Pyle raged back, and the battle was on. Pyle was never one to do things in a small way. He operated in a grand way or not at all, and he was not content to have only the magic of Red Grange's name. He wooed Joey Sternaman away from George Halas and had him head a Chicago team which he called the Bulls. He got Doug Wykoff, the old Georgia Tech star, at a salary of $500 a week to head a team in Newark. He coaxed Bob Folwell and Century Milstead away from the Giants to lead the Philadelphia Quakers. He put a team in Brooklyn with Harry Stuhldreher and Tarzan Taylor on the roster. He organized a traveling team with Wildcat Wilson as its star. And he had his New York Yankees, of course, with Grange. "Now we need a big name as league president," he pondered. He offered the job to 
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - Thirty-three highly keyed Green Bay Packers, anxious to stay in the running for the NFL championship, bore down on Cleveland today to engage Coach Dutch Clark's Rams in combat Sunday afternoon.There seemed to be nothing lacking in team morale as Coach Curly Lambeau hustled the squad aboard the Milwaukee road's southbound train at 7 o'clock this morning. Apparently the spirit that sparked the Packers against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Milwaukee last Sunday has not ebbed in the least. Early this afternoon the team settled into the restful seats of two United Air Line mainliners. The flight to Cleveland was to have been completed by 4 o'clock this afternoon, Green Bay time. Headquarters are the Hotel Cleveland. Green Bay trimmed the Rams by 24 to 7 at Milwaukee early in the season, but the situation is likely to be quite different this time. The Packers have been beaten once while the Chicago Bears have a clean slate, but the Rams are not quitting just because things appear dark for them. This week's workout proved the Packers to be in excellent condition, mentally as well as physically. They went through the strenuous drills with enthusiasm that is not often seen on practice field. The handicap placed on them from the defeat by the Bears apparently has been forgotten. "We are better prepared than we have been all season," Coach Lambeau declared. "Cleveland's club is red hot, according to our scouts," the coach added. "But we are red hot, too, and we certainly ought to win if the boys don't become too confident." Lambeau went on to stress the point that self-confidence is an important factor in winning on the 
Murphy of Gonzaga, are slated to start at the tackles in the Camp Grant line. The guards probably will be Paul (Swede) Jensen of Wisconsin, shifted from tackle, and John Stinson of the University of San Francisco. John Pederson, a graduate of La Crosse Teachers, had won his spurs at center. The game Sunday comes under the heading of "make or break" for Cahoon's Chiefs. The Milwaukee club, beaten in its last three games, will be out to give a crowd of possible 20,000 fans a favorable impression. Despite injuries which may cost the services of key performers, the Chiefs expect to make Sunday's game their best of the season. The soldier's attack will be directed by Fred Wunderlich, who learned the Chiefs' defensive formations as a member of the Columbus Bulls before being drafted into the service.
OCT 19 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs reach another milestone in their battle for existence as a member of the American Professional football league when they meet the soldier squad from Camp Grant here Sunday. It will be Tiny Cahoon appreciation day in honor of the big coach who has kept his team together in face of a succession of discouraging experiences. A crowd of close to 20,000 is expected. The Camp Grant outfit, winners of two of three games thus far this season, represents a formidable opponent for the Chiefs. The visitors average 225 pounds a man in the line and 185 per person in the backfield. That means that Cahoon's brigade will be outweighed for the first time this season. Nationally famous college stars will be in the starting lineup of the Cam Grant eleven. These include Stillman Rouse, who caught Paul Christman's passes at Missouri, and Bill Fernandez, a 210 pounder who still must beat out Henry Wadsworth Longfellow of Superior and Northwestern, for a flank assignment. A pair of westerners, Dick Churchill of Oklahoma and Pat