above the average for the record performances in all these departments. In addition they stand an excellent chance of tying their own record of 1934 in games won and lost, when they went through the season unbeaten and untied, the only team in league history to finish the regular schedule with a perfect record. Helping the Bears maintain the western division's reputation for offensive football, the Green Bay Packers, who hold the record for more first downs in a season, set a new mark for first downs in one game at Cleveland last week when they piled up 22. The previous record was 21, set by Pittsburgh against Cincinnati in 1933 and tied by the New York Giants against the Bears in 1940.
PRO GRIDIRON NOTES
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - Ray Mallouf, the Chicago Cardinals' recruit from Southern Methodist, is proving himself a capable aerial artist. Mallouf 'pitched' a great game last Sunday against Brooklyn, and he high-spotted the Conzelman offensive...Ace Parker has been getting his bumps quite frequently this season. The Brooklyn star, handicapped by a weak leg, has been carrying on like a major but his physical ailments have taken plenty out of his grid performances...Jim Castiglia was both a hero and a goat for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Washington fracas. The recruit from Georgetown ran a kickoff back some 72 yards and then on the next play had butter fingers on a lateral...Officials in the NFL are getting hurt nearly as often as the players. Red Friesell had his leg broken at Philadelphia and C.W. Rupp shot himself in the hand after pulling the gun for halftime at New York...Pete Tinsley, who has been around with Green Bay for several seasons, is playing the best game of his postgraduate gridiron career this year for the Packers. The ex-Georgia guard is seeing a lot of action for Lambeau and company...Dante Magnani continues to flash brilliant offensive ability for Cleveland and Dutch Clark wishes he could get his hands on a couple of more backs of the same pattern. The St. Mary's product starred against Green Bay...Chuck Hanneman, veteran end from Detroit, has been one of the bright spots in a rather drab fall for the Lions. Chuck captains the Motor City aggregation and also does most of the placekicking. He is sort of a handy man all around...Ray McLean, speed merchant from St. Anselms, has been showing his heels to a lot of the Chicago Bears' opponents. The New Englander backfielder is a fast starter and once he gets underway little stops him except the end zone...Wayne Milner, one of the few Notre Damers carrying in on National league football, was very much in evidence for Washington in the Philadelphia encounter. The Redskins wing was on the receiving end of a half dozen Baugh passes...Parker Hall, Cleveland ace, showed flashes of his 1939 forward passing form in the Green Bay encounter. Hall had been on the shelf for a week with an injured shoulder but he was in there 60 minutes tossing against the Bays...Coach Steve Owen of the Giants has a couple of touchdowns producers in his front wall. Tackle Frank Cope blocked a punt for a touchdown against the Steelers and Len Younce, guard, snagged a pass and scamped down to the three.
LIONS FACE TOP SCORERS IN SUNDAY TILT
OCT 22 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions will encounter the No. 1 and No. 2 scorers of the NFL when they play the Green Bay Packers at Briggs Stadium Sunday. Don Hutson, great Packer end, kept the lead by kicking a last minute field goal last Sunday that beat Cleveland. He has 37 points on four touchdowns, 10 conversions and one placekick. Clarke Hinkle, veteran Packer fullback, is two points back. In third place is George McAfee, star back of the Chicago Bears, with 35 points. The Lions went through a strenuous secret workout at Mack Park Tuesday in which every player except John Jett participated. Jett is still confined to a Chicago hospital with a neck injury suffered against the Chicago Bears.
MARA OF NATIONAL LOOP HAS PITY FOR HIS RIVAL
OCT 22 (New York) - The man who should be most concerned over the threatened rise of the American Pro Football League as a possible rival, is not. Big Tim Mara, whose Giants of the National league would bear the brunt of the competition from the New York Americans, knows what a job it is to get a pro team on a paying basis. For six straight years, he lost his shirt, buttons and all, every year. "People read about the big crowds attending a few pro games," he says. "They immediately say: 'Boy, what a gold mine'. They read where 25,000 people saw Kimbrough and Harmon play last Sunday, and think that the American league is at last coming up as a rival. Let me tell you something. For six years after I took the Giants in 1925 I didn't make a dime, even in 1925 when Red Grange drew a $140,000 gate. I know from experience that the Americans must be prepared to lose money for three years and spend another three years making up the deficit. That's six years at least before they will be in the clear. On top of that, it would take at least six key cities, each with $100,000 backing, to form a solid league. As far as Kimbrough and Harmon hurting us last Sunday, I don't think we lost 500 customers. Our attendance was 10% higher than it was a year ago for our game with the same Pittsburgh Steelers. Understand, I do not consider the American league an outlaw league, nor am I opposed to it, but I don't think there is room for another major league. You can't compare the situation with baseball. Baseball has a season of 154 games. In our season we have an 11 game schedule. If the Yankee and Giant baseball teams played at home in competition with each other, with their parks as close together as they are, both would suffer. Or one would prosper and the other starve. We must rely on two or three key games to make up the deficits of other games. Why, we lost $6,000 playing at Pittsburgh this year. We couldn't make money on an average attendance of 20,000. It cost us about $22,000 to play the Steelers last Sunday and that doesn't include preseason training expenses of $10,0000, transportation of $5,000 and other items. It includes stadium rent of 15% of receipts, 4% to the league, 32.7% to the visiting team, our salaries and other items. Our towel bill alone is $35 a week, and medical supplies run to $300 or $400 a year. There are five teams in the National league not making money right not after 17 years of operation. The Chicago Cardinals have never made money, and I'll bet they lose $25,000 this year. It takes more than college names to build up a paying pro team. Grange, of course, was an exception. But nowadays the fans want competition. You can't build a good pro team in a week, or even a year, and it take more than backfield stars. It costs a lot more now to promote a pro team than it died when I started. The salaries of a team at that time might run $2,500 a week. Now it is closer to $9,000. Even officials cost us $400 a game now. No, sir, as long as the American league keeps up the kind of competition it is giving us now it won't bother me."
RALLY IN CLUTCH BRANDS PACKERS A GOOD TEAM
OCT 22 (Milwaukee Journal) - Perhaps the most encouraging thing about the Packers this fall has been their ability to come through in the clutch. They did it against the Cardinals at State Fair park a couple of week ago, turning what looked like a 13-7 licking in the last few minutes into a 14-13 victory and they did it again against the Cleveland Rams at Cleveland Sunday, coming through with a field goal in the last minute to break a 14-14 tie. Even in their lone defeat against the Bears, they rushed back with 17 points after the Bears had taken a 15-0 lead and right down to the gun they threatened to score again. Whatever they may have lacked so far this fall, they have been dead game in the clutch. They have refused to be licked. That is the mark of a good team, no matter what shortcomings it may have...LAMBEAU BACKS TEAM: Curly Lambeau is not so sure the team's shortcomings have been as bad as they sometimes been described. Some of the criticism of the team's in and out performances he thinks has not been justified. "Sure, we looked bad against the Cardinals in Milwaukee," he said, "but who wouldn't have looked bad with the field messed up with fertilizer as it was. We didn't look particularly impressive against Detroit because we slipped up on some fine scoring opportunities. And we won the hard way at Cleveland because Cleveland was a keyed up ball club. But don't forget we won all those games. And don't forget we've won five out of six. If we're as bad as some folks have tried to make us out, we wouldn't have won those five. I don't mean we've reached our peak by any means. In some ways I've been disappointed, too. These boys should be even better than they've been. But by and large we've been a pretty good club. We haven't deserved some of the panning we've taken." Good enough to beat the Bears?" somebody asked. "Good enough to beat the Bears," he fired back, "although right now we're thinking of the Lions and not the Bears. You know, I've heard so many people say we were heading for a real shellacking in Chicago November 2. This you can put down right now. No team, not even the Bears, is going to give us a real shellacking. The Bears didn't do