GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CLEVELAND) - Cleveland fans left Municipal stadium here Sunday afternoon satisfied that their Rams really "gave out" despite losing to the Green Bay Packers 17 to 14 in a NFL game. But the crowd consisted of only 15,086. It was another storybook finish for the Packers, the kind that makes the heart pound furiously, and then almost stop entirely. Don Hutson again was in the role of  the hero who saves the day just when all appears to be lost. With only seconds more than one minute remaining to play, Don stood on the Rams' 13-yard line, Clarke Hinkle holding, and booted his first field goal as 
a member of the Packers in a league contest to win the ball game by the three
pint margin, The late Packers rally which culminated in the kick was one of 
many thrills that marked the close contest. However, most of the thrills were 
for the home folks. Coach Dutch Clark's team played its best game of the year
to date, and Coach E.L. Lambeau's Packers were far from their peak. The
Rams scored first on an 80-yard march in the first period that finished in a 26-
yard touchdown pass from Parker Hall to Paul McDonough. The Packers came
back to cash in on a drive from midfield, Carl Mulleneaux making a spectacular
catch of a Cecil Isbell pass in the end zone. In the third period the Packers 
forged ahead when Ed Frutig set up a touchdown on the five-yard line after
taking a fast pass from Isbell. In three line thrusts, Hinkle went over. Hutson's
placekick for the extra point was good. But the Rams never ceased trying.
Early in the fourth period the Packers started goalward again. In a drive
aggregating 93 yards, Green Bay worked the ball to the Cleveland three where it had first down. Three plays later, the Packers were back on the 21, and an attempted field goal by Hinkle missed fire. The Rams took the ball on their own 20, and in six plays rolled down the field to tie the score. Drake went over from the one-foot line after Magnani had advanced it to that point on a pass reception, and Adams kicked the 14th points.
EARNED THEIR VICTORY
It must be said that for the Packers that when the clock began ticking off those final minutes, and the chips were down, they went to work and earned their victory. The winning score was made in methodical manner, with some fine field generalship by Cecil Isbell, and flashes of brilliant ball all along the line. However, the type of football played by the Packers Sunday was not championship brand. Even though the Rams were "up" for the game, the Packers should have scored two or three times more. Hinkle missed two field goals. Played every Sunday, yesterday's football never would bring the title to Green Bay. Plays were poorly executed at times. Obviously, the Packers had taken the opposition too lightly. But they did manage to win, and now that it's over, that is the all-important thing. Both teams resorted largely to forward passes for effective offensive maneuvering. Parker Hall threw all that Cleveland attempted - 37 of them - and completed the highly respectable total of 22. Isbell whipped out 33 for Green Bay, and had the equally impressive record of 19 completions. Hal Van Every tried three others for Green Bay, completed none. The vast difference in the Rams and the Packers was in superior Green Bay manpower. While Coach Lambeau was able to send in replacements which in most cases were just as good as the men coming out, the Cleveland boys had to pull an ironman stunt and stay in until it hurts. Chet Adams played an outstanding game of tackle for the entire 60 minutes. Johnny Drake, who had a big day at fullback, and Parker Hall, calling the signals as well as throwing the passes, were in there for all but a very few minutes. Riley Matheson was giving out for more than 50 minutes at guard. Dante Magnani, red hot 176-pound back, played almost as long. The Packers had a bench full of players who wanted to get in the game. Not all who did lived up to expectation, but there was no necessity for 60-minute ball on the Green Bay side. Nevertheless, some of the boys managed to distinguish themselves, particularly Lou Brock, Eddie Jankowski and Isbell in the backfield, and Harry Jacunski, Ray Riddick, Charley Schultz, Carl Mulleneaux and Ed Frutig on the line. Jankowski played his best game of the season. Jacunski, with a few breaks, could have been one of the stars of the game. At any rate, he was one of the most consistent.
FUMBLES PROVE COSTLY
Fumbles were costly to the Packers. After Van Every recovered a fumble by Patt on the Cleveland 24-yard line at the outset of the game, Hinkle lost the ball on the 29 and McDonough recovered for the Rams. Later, after the Rams had made their first score, the Packers advanced to the Cleveland 17-yard line. Rohrig lost five yards, and a fumble by Isbell was picked up by Moose Dunston on the 27. The second period was halfway over when Van Every let the ball get away from him on the Rams' 37 and George Morris collected for Cleveland. An end around play that seemed destined for better results went bad, and Hutson was unable to grasp the ball. Pete Tinsley recovered for Green Bay, and the drive continued. Fortunately, the Packers scored nine plays later without losing the ball. In all, the official scorer had four fumbles chalked against Green Bay, three of which the Rams recovered. All were costly (they always are in a close game). The Rams fumbled twice, lost the ball only once.
KICK PARTIALLY BLOCKED
The Rams' early touchdown was collected in an impressive manner while the team was still fresh and rarin' to go. Hinkle's attempted field goal from the Cleveland 42 was partially blocked by Chet Adams, and the Rams took the ball on their own 20. Drake picked up eight yards, and Hall passed to Dante Magnani for a first down on the 30. Two more Hall completions, one to McDonough and one to Drake, brought the Rams up to the Green Bay 47. Drake on three line thrusts milled through to the Green Bay 36, and two more passes put the home club on the 26. On the next play Hall faded back, shot a pass to McDonough on the 8. Andy Uram forced him out on the one-foot line, but the score was made by Drake in one plunge. After an exchange, the Packers steamed back, started with a pass from Isbell to Herman Rohrig that netted a first down on the Packer 33. With Isbell directing the play, and using passes as his principal weapon, the Packers pushed down to the Rams' 13. A pass to Hutson in the end zone failed, but Carl Mulleneaux made a circus catch of the next one to cash in. In the waning minutes of the third period, the Packers again were successful. Lou Brock had received a Ram punt on his own 23, and then he took an Isbell pass to ride on to the Rams' 42. Isbell tried tackle for three, and Hinkle connected around end for 15 yards and the Packers were in pay dirt on the 24. Hutson's attempted end around resulted in a fumble recovered by Tinsley, but two Isbell to Hutson passes gave a first down on the 20. Isbell threw to Frutig who faked Seabright and reached the five yards line before Drake caught him. It took Hink three ties to get it over.
RUNS EIGHTEEN YARDS
The six plays in which the Rams' second touchdown was made were an 18-yard run by Magnani, four completed passes by Hall, and the final plunge by Drake. The Packers took the Rams' kickoff and went to score and win. Isbell returned to the 30. A long pass to Rohrig missed by inches, and Cecil scrambled to the 50 when a subsequent pass failed. Isbell passes rained all over the field and a steady advance was made. With three minutes remaining, Mulleneaux took an Isbell pass on the 14 and ran it to the 9. Hink gained two, but on second down a pass to Hutson was incomplete. Isbell ran the ball to a perfect spot for placement, and Hutson came through with the clincher. Most disappointing were Packer drives that resulted in nothing, particularly one in which boys started on a pass from behind their own goal line. Isbell threw to Jankowski who went all the way out to the 41. The team looked good as it continued looked good as it continued along to the three. A questionable signal by Isbell handed the Packers a 16-yard loss when Jankowski was nailed on the 19. And that's where Hinkle's second placekick failed.
GREEN BAY -  7  0  7  3 - 17
CLEVELAND -  7  0  0  7 - 14
1st - CLE - Paul McDonough, 26-yd pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick) CLEVELAND 7-0
1st - GB - Carl Mulleneaux, 14-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick) TIED 7-7
3rd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 1-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
4th - CLE - Johnny Drake, 1-yard run (Adams kick) TIED 14-14
4th - GB - Hutson, 13-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-14 
NEWS AND NOTES
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Gloom settled over huge Municipal stadium along with the oncoming darkness of late Sunday afternoon. The crowd of 15,086, which was completely swallowed up by the big amphitheater, filed through the exits knowing that their Cleveland Rams had played their best game of football to date. They knew that Johnny Drake was a great fullback for almost
60 minutes of the game, that Dante Magnani, Parker
Hall, Chet Adams, Riley Matheson and others played
their hearts out. But it wasn't enough. The Packers still
won, even though they accomplished the victory only in
the very end of the game. No, it wasn't enough for the
crowd, the players, not Coaches Dutch Clark and Art
Lewis. The Packers? Well, they weren't happy either.
They should've been better, and they knew it. Scoring
chances were muffed. Plays were poorly executed. 
Coach E.L. Lambeau was not pleased. It was a sad
day all the way around. "The Rams deserved their 14
points the way they played today," Curly said in the
dressing room, "but we should have had at least three
more touchdowns." The boys seemed to think so too.
Over in the Rams' dressing room, Dutch Clark also
opined that the Rams deserved the sources they made.
He didn't attempt to excuse his defeat except to say:
"The Packers are just too resourceful. When they wind
up in hot water, they can find ways and means of
getting out. When they have to pass, they pass. When
they have to run the ball, the can run it, and when they
​needed points in the final minutes, they got them."
Dutch believed that the resourcefulness of the Packer
team largely is due to the team's great reserve power.
He respects Green Bay personnel, especially in the 
backfield as one of the finest collections of players in 
the league. Fullback Johnny Drake, tired but smiling,
added, "We can't match that power when you have 'em three deep. I think the Packer running attack this year is the best I ever have seen." Little Dante Magnani (he hits the scales for 176 pounds, but that is "little" as professional backs run) interrupted to say, "I'll still pick Hutson for my team any day." Magnani, former St. Mary's college back, had the thankless task of covering Hutson. Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as covering Don, but Dante did the next best thing. He worked all the time, tailing Don, crowding him, and tackling him if he couldn't upset the pass. Both Cleveland and Packer players, unbeknownst to each other, joined in a tribute to the man's efforts after the game. Hutson was one of those in the Magnani cheering section...STILL HAVE COMPLEX: Even the Cleveland sports scribes, who still have some kind of a complex as a result of the Indians' disappointing failure in the recent baseball season, expected that the Rams would lose. Jack Clowser of the News, Henry Andrews of the Press, and the others were more amused than seriously impressed by the Rams' valiant try for victory. They expected Cleveland to play its best game of the year. But in their hearts they felt it would be insufficient for victory. "One great game a year," one writer said, "but, hell, they haven't enough to beat the Packers." They were loyal enough. It is just that as they put it, they weren't blind to Packer power. However, they never cease to hope for the future. Ed McAuley, News columnist, revealed that Billy Evans' effort to set up a scouting system which will enable the Rams to make more effective use of the draft privileges already has brought into the Cleveland organization no fewer than 15 football experts, scattered throughout the country. The scouts have been given generous cash retainers, plus the promise of a juicy bonus for every worthwhile prospect they recommend, provided that the Rams are able to complete the deals...LOOK TO FUTURE: Yes, Municipal stadium was not a cheery spot as dusk descended Sunday. But they are looking to a brighter tomorrow. Clark knows what he needs. If he can hang on to what he has, and add the capable reserves he hopes to acquire, maybe next year will be the one that Cleveland fans optimistically look to. Lewis, Dutch's assistant and formerly a whale of a line player, accepted congratulations on the Rams' fine showing in defeat with the comment: "What good does it do? It doesn't mean a thing in the record book." He's right, of course, but possibly a little more bitter than the situation warranted. Not that he was unpleasant. Art isn't built that way. He wanted to win, and he wouldn't have been a competitor worth his oats if he didn't feel badly in defeat. As for this Packer victory, he said: "You expected it, didn't you?"...WON HARD WAY: I'll say I did. Not, however, by such a difficult route. This winning ball games the hard way when the officials are begging to think of the dinner that will be coming soon takes too much out of interested spectators. Russ Winnie, the radio announcer, and I each lost weight. (I put mine on again today.) Coach Lambeau added a few more strands of grey hair. "I don't like them that way," he stated after recovering from the shock of a near tie. "I just can't take it anymore. I like to see a good sized lead well protected." So do we all, Curly. Maybe, we'll get it at Detroit...but the players would do well to bear in mind that the Lions, like all the others, will be pointed for the Packers. A win over Green Bay would iron some of the wrinkles out of Bill Edwards' brow.
JOHN JETT'S SPINAL CORD INJURED IN GAME WITH DETROIT AGAINST BEARS
OCT 20 (Chicago) - John Jett, an end on the Detroit Lions NFL team, suffered a spinal cord injury in Sunday's game between the Lions and the Chicago Bears. Dr. Daniel H. Levinthal, who attended the player, said the injury was at the neck and that there was some pressure on the nerves. His condition was reported as not serious. Jett, playing his first season with the Lions, came to Detroit from Wake Forest college.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS TRIM SOLDIER ELEVEN, 34-7
OCT 20 (Milwaukee) - Coach Tiny Cahoon of the Milwaukee
Chiefs was the object of Appreciation day at State Fair park
Sunday and it is not difficult to guess which of the gifts and
tributes he received pleased him most. They undoubtedly were
two contributions from his own players - an engraved wrist
watch and a 34-7 victory over the soldier eleven from Camp
Grant. A crowd of about 7,000 attended. The Chiefs have
staged more thrilling games during their two year stand in
Milwaukee, but they never have whipped a major opponent more
decisively. They had condition, organization, manpower and will 
n their side and, despite a scoreless first period, the outcome
was never in doubt. Cahoon's boys outrushed the Warriors, 199
yards to 30, outpassed them and reeled off 18 first downs while
allowing only three. Two of these were yielded in the last
minutes of the game. Cahoon emptied his bench during the
course of the game, and one combination did about as well as
the others. Howie Weiss hit his professional peak as a ball
carrier on the few opportunities he had and accounted for two of
his team's touchdowns. The Chiefs pushed their opponents
around the field in the first quarter but never got around to
crossing the goal. Bob Eckl missed a 17 yard placement for a
field goal after the Warriors had held for three downs inside the
seven yard line. But Weiss needed only one chance on the first
play of the second quarter. He slipped through tackle on a
spinner and ran 17 yards without being touched. After picking
up 25 yards on a drive from midfield, the Chiefs hurled another
touchdown bolt before the half ended. Novakofski passed to
Berry on the 15 and Berry lateraled to Perkins, who went the
rest of the way without being molested. Johnny Maltsch set
up the third touchdown when he returned the second half
kickoff 79 yards to the Camp Grant five. Three plays later
Malesevich squirted over on a quarterback sneak. Late in the
third period the Warriors interrupted the Chiefs' dominance to
score their lone touchdown on a freak pass play. Dropping
back from his 40, Banger aimed a pass at Rouse, but the ball
was deflected on the Chiefs' 45, where Westphal got his
hands on it and kept going to touchdown territory. With this
inspiration, the Warriors fought back stubbornly early in the 
final quarter before the Chiefs penetrated their defense for two
more touchdowns. Thomsen took a 25 yard pass from Perkins
and continued the remaining seven yards for the first. Manders
whipped a 10 yard spiral to Weiss in the end zone to conclude
the scoring for the afternoon with three minutes to go. Having
snapped their three game losing streak, the Chiefs will turn
their attention to American league business next Sunday,
meeting the Cincinnati Bengals here.
HARMON, KIMBROUGH DON'T PLAY VERY WELL, BUT
PULL BIG CROWD
OCT 20 (New York) - Tommy Harmon and John Kimbrough did
not do much more than pat each other encouragingly on their
shoulder pads in their professional football debut Sunday, but
they may've done something vastly important for the struggling
American league. When 25,385 fans paid their way into Yankee
stadium to see the two all-Americans perform and, incidentally,
to watch the Columbus Bulls and the New York Americans
struggle to a 7-7 tie, it marked the first time the ambitious
second major league had drawn really important money and cut
seriously into the patronage of the prosperous National league.
A National league game between the New York Giants and
Pittsburgh at the Polo Grounds drew 24,604, not all paid. For
one afternoon, at least, you can bet the National league
magnates had a headache. After the game, in which he scored his team's touchdown on a reverse from Kimbrough, Harmon said he did not know whether he would be able to try it again next Sunday, when the Americans play Buffalo here. He will not know until the middle of the week whether he can be spared from his duties as a radio announcer. Kimbrough carried the ball nine times and gained a net of only 26 yards. Once he was tossed for a 12 yard loss. He looked good on his blocking. Harmon, who planed into town at 5 a.m., carried the ball 12 times and gained a net of 34 yards against the tough Columbus defense. The crowd which had gathered to see Kimbrough and Harmon saw Bob Davis, out of Kentucky university, play a sensational game for Columbus while Harmon and Kimbrough alternated between gasping for breath on the bench and being tossed around the field. Davis carried the ball almost single handed for 24 yards and the Columbus touchdown. Later, he repeatedly passed and ran the ball into threatening positions. Harmon and Kimbrough rushed in when their club got the ball on their opponent's 24 yard line in the third quarter. Alternating, they went to the four yard line. With the ball on the four, Kimbrough went wide to the left and slipped the ball to Harmon so deftly the crowd was fooled as completely as the Columbus players. Tommy scooted around his right end for the touchdown. They were a couple of winded, out of practice guys, but they still were good. Each was paid $1,500.
PACKERS WARNED ABOUT DETROIT LIONS
OCT 21 (Green Bay) - Don't expect the Detroit Lions to be as weak as might be assumed from their 49 to 0 trouncing by the Chicago Bears last Sunday, Coach Curly Lambeau warned his Green Bay Packers today. Lambeau is not taking any chances with those erratic Lions, whom the Packers meet in Detroit next Sunday afternoon. They may bounce right back after that terrible licking, ready to mow down anything in their path. It has been the Packers' misfortune this season to meet their opponents while they were hot. That was the case against the Cleveland Rams last Sunday, when Don Hutson's last-minute field goal was all that prevented a 14 to 14 tie. The Packers were not too impressive against the Rams. It may be that they have had the forthcoming clash with the Bears uppermost in their minds, despite the warning of coaches and scouts that the other team must be regarded and games taken as they come...BACK AT PRACTICE: Today the Green Bay squad was back on the practice field, following their rest all day Monday. One drill was scheduled for today, but there will be two heavy workouts Wednesday. Injuries are not expected to slow up the Packers for their contest with the Lions. Several players were bumped up at Cleveland, but they apparently was nothing to cause much worry. Lambeau expected to receive the scout report from the Lions-Bear game today. Although the Detroit team was sadly outclasses and seemingly had nothing by way of defense and even less on offense, the Packer mentor at least should learn something of the team's weakness. "It's just our luck to meet our opponents when they are high," Lambeau commented. "Besides, those Lions don't like the Packers any too well."...PACKERS WON, 23-0: When the Lions played here Sept. 14, Green Bay won by 23 to 0. The Lions have won only one game this year, against three defeats and one tie game. Although the Bears seem to have won from the Packers by 25 to 17, the Green Bay team still has strong hopes of getting the Western division championship. It will be a tough grind, but they are confident that they will come through against the Bears in Chicago Nov. 2. Clarke Hinkle's touchdown against the Cleveland Rams Sunday raised his first-place total on the Packers' all-time scoring list to 369 points. It was his 44th goal crossing in a National league contest, his other points having been scored on 30 conversions and 25 field goals...HUTSON HITS 334: A field goal and two points after touchdown gave Don Hutson 334 points on the all-time list, considerably strengthening his second place position. The field goal was his first in a league game. Carl Mulleneaux scored once touchdown to give him a total of 72 points, raising him from 14th place to a 12th place tie with Hurdis McCrary, who performed with Green Bay from 1929 to 1932.
Green Bay Packers (5-1) 17, Cleveland Rams (2-4) 14
Sunday October 19th 1941 (at Cleveland)
THINGS LOOK BRIGHTER FOR AMERICAN LEAGUE
OCT 21 (Milwaukee Journal) - Despite some red ink on their books and some defeats on their record, the Milwaukee Chiefs are in pretty good shape to pull through the season and are looking forward to brighter things in 1942. Coach Tiny Cahoon's offense looked much better Sunday against a Camp Grant team which had some topnotch players on spots, but that is not so important as the fact that the New York Americans and the Columbus Bulls played before some 25,000 spectators in Yankee stadium, New York. A winning team is not so important to any city just now as is the establishment of the American league. The turnout in New York is just one of several encouraging indications. Of course, it is not be expected that the New York crowds will continue to be so large. The spectators went Sunday to see John Kimbrough and and Tom Harmon. The new league, however, got a chance to show its wares, which always is the hardest task of a new promotion...LEAGUE GETS ATTENTION: The American league, which was almost ignored by the New York press last season, has been getting a lot of ink lately. Thew New York team appears to have permanent backing. The new owners, Bill Cox and associates, are willing to spend money to put their promotion over. They paid Douglas Hertz $11,500 to give up Kimbrough's contract and are paying Kimbrough and Harmon $1,500 a game each. Big name stars are what the league needs. It might be a smart move for the league to create a pool out of which to hire a name star for each team until that team is able to pay the freight itself. Last week the new league was the topic of discussion at the Monday luncheon of the New York Football Writers' Association. Alexis Thompson, the New York millionaire who took over the Philadelphia Eagles of the older National league, told the writers that he looked forward to the day when the National league champion would play the American league champion in a football counterpart of the World Series. Thompson, incidentally, seems to putting the pro game on its feet in Philadelphia, where it never drew very well. The Eagles' attendance already is far ahead of the total for the whole of last season. Thompson does not express the opinion of his associates, however. National league club owners have branded the American league "outlaw". National league teams will not play American league teams, even in preseason practice games. A change in this attitude might make the training season profitable for both...CHIEFS OVER HUMP: The National league's fears, however, were fulfilled Sunday when the new league outdrew the Giants in New York. Worse will happen next season if present plans go through. American league franchises have been granted to Detroit and Washington, where clubs will compete with National league teams. In Detroit, one of the backers of the new league is Walter Briggs, owner of the Detroit Tigers of the American Baseball league. The Detroit Lions of the National league play in Briggs stadium now, but they will be put out in the cold in 1942 and the American league will play in the stadium. As for the Chiefs, most of their remaining league games are away from home and carry a $3,000 guarantee with a percentage option. The worst the team can do in those games is break even, and if the New York attendance holds up fairly well the Chiefs may make up a little of their deficit. The fancy forward-lateral offense Cahoon turned loose Sunday promises entertaining football and many spectators who saw Sunday's game are apt to patronize the remaining home games. Next season will tell the tale - and the men managing the Chiefs had better go after a star or two to bolster their team and their attendance.
HUTSON, HINKLE ARE NEAR NATIONAL LEAGUE
RECORDS
OCT 21 (Chicago) - Don Hutson's last minute field goal
Sunday not only gave Green Bay victory over Cleveland
but enabled the great Packer end to retain first place in
the National league's scorer. Hutson scored five points to
run his total to 37. He failed to get a touchdown, but needs only one more to tie the all-time mark held by Verne Lewellen for most touchdowns. Lewellen, a former Packer star, scored 50 touchdowns. Hutson now has 49. Trailing Hutson by only two points is Clark Hinkle, Green Bay fullback, with 35 points. Now in his tenth season, Hinkle has scored 343 points and need only 26 more to break the all-time record of 368 points held by Jack Manders, Bears star who retired this season. Hutson has kicked the most conversions this season, 10, and Hinkle the most field goals, three. George McAfee, Bears star broken field runner, has the most touchdowns, five.
JETT'S INJURY NOT SERIOUS, X-RAYS SHOW
OCT 21 (Detroit) - John Jett, end of the Detroit Lions who was injured in Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, may be able to leave Chicago's Illinois Masonic Hospital within a week, Owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr., of the Lions said Monday. Jett suffered a spinal cord injury in the third period. A halter was applied by Dr. Daniel Levinthal and the neck ligaments were stretched to ease the injury. Until x-rays were taken, it was feared that Jett had a broken neck. In Detroit Monday x-ray pictures showed that Fred Vanzo, blocking back, had not suffered serious chest injuries. He left the game in the first period. Clem Crabtree, a tackle, was able to practice Monday. Clem received a minor leg bruise. The Lions have shifted their Detroit practices from Neighborhood Field in Grosse Pointe to Mack Park.
BAY ELEVEN IN MIDST OF GRINDING WORKOUT
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - Hard workouts and rejuvenated slumber are on the program for the Green Bay Packers this week in preparation for their NFL clash with the Lions at Detroit next Sunday afternoon. Coach Curly Lambeau does not see anything in the way of a letup until after the close of the season. The Packers play at Kenosha on their open date Nov. 9, but even this won't be a respite because it follows the Chicago Bear game of Nov. 2 and precedes the game with the revived Chicago Cardinals here Nov. 16. "I said it was going to be a tough schedule before we even started practice," Lambeau declared. "In previous seasons we sometimes had a chance to loaf a little and catch up, but there's none of that this year."...TWO DRILLS TODAY: There were two drills for the Packers today, and there are two more tomorrow. The weatherman threatens showers for tonight and Thursday, and that is just what Lambeau hopes does not happen. Statistics show that the Green Bay pass attack is the most dangerous in the National league, but the Packers are not stopping with that. Much time will be spent this week polishing up the aerial plays. The Packers still consider themselves in a championship race. They have a record of five victories and one defeat in the Western division, while the Chicago Bears have won five in a row with no immediate signs of slowing down. Last Sunday at Cleveland the Green Bay squad was hardly impressive, Don Hutson's field goal - his first in a league contest - preventing a 14 to 14 tie in the last minute. The team had been in high spirits all week, but apparently the Rams were stronger than they were expected to be...IN GOOD SHAPE: That game with the Rams left the Packers in close to excellent physical condition, however. Clarke Hinkle, Buckets Goldenberg, Herman Rohrig and possibly a few others came out of it with minor injuries, but nothing was severe enough to cause much worry. According to reports from Detroit, Coach Bill Edwards will start a first-year backfield of halfbacks Bill Jefferson, Mississippi State, and Ned Mathews, California; quarterback Dick Booth, Western Reserve, and fullback Hippity Hopp, Nebraska. The Lions also have Byron (Whizzer) White, annually one of the National league's leading ground gainers, and Fred Vanzo, who is considered one of the best blocking backs in professional football..BAY PLAYERS LEAD: Green Bay still maintains leaders in the passing, scoring, receiving and field goal kicking of the National league. Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson lead the league in passing and receiving. Hutson paces the scorers with 37 points, and Clarke Hinkle is second with 35. Hinkle is first in field goal kicking with three good boots in six attempts. Isbell's passing record shows a total gain of 807 yards. His nearest rival is Philadelphia's Tommy Thompson with a total of 428 yards. The six passes Hutson caught against Cleveland last Sunday permitted him to draw away from Perry Schwartz of Brooklyn, who was held to two completions by the Chicago Cardinals.
HUTSON SUBJECT OF STRICKLER ARTICLE IN LOOK MAGAZINE
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, lauded from coast to coast as one of the most dangerous threats in football, provided the subject matter for an article in the current issue of Look magazine entitled "Football's Greatest Pass Receiver". The story is written by George Strickler, former Chicago sportswriter and presently head of public relations for the NFL. In it, Strickler says: "Here is Hutson's formula: 1 - Never reach for the ball. 2 - Once you see it, keep your eye on it. 3 - Never arrive at the spot where the ball is descending until the instant you can match the catch. 4 - Have a great passer. (Hutson has had two: Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell.)" Hutson holds records for most passes caught in the National league, the most yards gained on catching passes, the most yards gained on catching passes in one season, and the most touchdown passes caught in one game - three.
CHIEFS PRACTICING FOR BENGALS GAME
OCT 22 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, encouraged by a 34 to 7 victory Oct. 19 over the Camp Grant warriors, today directed practice efforts toward their game here Oct. 26 with the Cincinnati Bengals. Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon pointed to the 4.1 yards from from scrimmage average compiled by the Chiefs against Camp Grant as an indication they had hit the stride that carried them to second place in the AFL last year. Led by Dana King, former University of Cincinnati coach, the Bengals have several outstanding players on their roster. Among them are fullback Cobbie Lee, a former member of the Cleveland Rams, and Maxie Padlow, an Ohio State graduate who played end with Cleveland and Philadelphia before joining Cincinnati.
BEARS ARE ON WAY TOWARD SETTING UP NEW LEAGUE MARKS
OCT 22 (Chicago) - Rolling along relentlessly, Chicago's merciless Bears have a good start today on a record breaking foray unparalleled in NFL annals.
Already possessed of new all-time marks for most
yards gained passing in one game, both of which
were set against the Chicago Cardinals a week
ago, they need only to approximate their present
pace to break five more all-time records, four of
which they already hold. Averaging 6 touchdowns,
14 first downs, 421 yards, 43.5 points and 217
yards by passing per game in their first four league
starts, the Bears are well 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 it in the first game and they aren't going to do it in the second. We've got too good a club no matter what anybody says. The Bears are a great team. They'll score on us, but we'll score, too, and we can score in other ways besides passing. Our running game didn't look so good in the first game because of some bad
TEAM TUNED TO TASK OF OVERCOMING LIONS
OCT 25 (Green Bay) - Unless some reaction sets in
before kickoff time at Briggs stadium in Detroit Sunday
afternoon, the Green Bay Packers should be tuned to
psychological perfection for their NFL clash with Coach
Bill Edwards' Lions. The Packers were in a serious
mood as they left the city at 7 o'clock this morning. 
They know they can't take any chances in order to stay
in the bidding for the championship. That tendency to
take apparently weaker foes lightly has finally taught
them their lesson. They still shudder when they think
how close they came to losing at Cleveland last 
weekend. The underdog Rams shoved the big Packer
team around for a good part of the afternoon, and only
Don Hutson's good tie, in bringing a field goal in the last
minute, prevented a 14 to 14 tie...WASN'T FIRST TIME:
That wasn't the first time this year that the Packers did
not live up to expectations, and largely it was mental
attitude that was to blame. Thanks to their physical
superiority and their knowledge of the game, they still
have a chance for the title. Coach Curly Lambeau was 
as high spirited as any of the players as he stepped
aboard the Milwaukee road train this morning. Chances
are he spent most of the trip, to Chicago by train and
from Chicago to Detroit by plane, in going over his
reports and notes in order to detect any possible
weakness. Except for the first-year men, the Packers
are veterans of air travel. Unless weather forces them to
stay on the ground, they also will fly back to Chicago 
Sunday night, permitting them to catch a train that will
bring them back to Green Bay before midnight. Coach
Lambeau announced that a fine of $25 will be assessed
any player who is caught loafing on the playing field.
"Every man has an assignment to carry out, and it will
cost him money if he doesn't do it," the creator of five
National league championships asserted...PRACTICE
FRIDAY MORNING: An outdoor practice was held on
Friday morning, and several hours of the afternoon were
devoted to an indoor meeting where Coach Lambeau,
Assistant Coach Red Smith and the players went over
everything in the book. "About the only thing we lack is
downfield blocking," Lambeau reported. "The squad has
shown plenty of fire on almost everything else." Lack of
proper blocking, the coach estimated, has cost the
Packers a minimum of seven touchdowns in six league
games and two exhibition tilts this season. He indicated
that he won't be satisfied with a short gain in when
assistance to the ball carrier could mean a long gain or
even a touchdown. Guards Bucket Goldenberg is the only squad members on the doubtful list. All other players will be in shape to play, which gives the Packers the advantage over the injury-ridden Lions. The game in Detroit stacks up as the most important in the league for Sunday. If the Packers lose, the Bears will have next to a clear claim to the championship. But, if they win, that game with the Bears in Chicago Nov. 2 will rank only second to the playoff for national attention. It is no secret that the Packers intend to whip the Bears. They claim they could have done it in Green Bay earlier this year if they had been at their peak. The score was 25 to 17, which certainly was better than the Bears' other opponents have done. Hutson's receiving and Cecil Isbell's passing ought to be a highlight of the Detroit battle. These two Packers lead the National circuit in their respective departments. Hutson also is the league's top scorer, while Clarke Hinkle is in second place only two points behind. Should the Packers be fortunate enough to run up a good lead, Lambeau undoubtedly will give his freshmen opportunity to get out and pitch. He said that George Paskvan, who completed a brilliant career at Wisconsin last fall, will be at fullback for part of the time. Tony Canadeo, backfield from Gonzaga who established himself early in the season, also will see action. Canadeo, by the way, ranks fifth in National league punting.
PATRICK SIGNS TO PLAY WITH CHIEFS
OCT 25 (Milwaukee) - Frank Patrick, former University of Pittsburgh fullback, joined the Milwaukee Chiefs today for their AFL game here Sunday with the Cincinnati Bengals. After announcing the signing of Patrick, Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon of the Chiefs said he would alternate at fullback with Howie Weiss, formerly of the University of Wisconsin and the Detroit Lions. Also added to the Chiefs' roster was Howard Pfeffer, who played college football at St. Regis. He is six feet tall and weighs 185 pounds. Coach Dana King and his Cincinnati squad were expected to arrive here late today. Advance ticket sales indicated that about 10,000 persons would see the game tomorrow.
GREEN BAY FAVORED OVER LIONS
OCT 25 (Detroit) - The air-minded Green Bay Packers planed in here late today and were immediately installed as favorites to defeat the Detroit Lions in their NFL game at Briggs stadium Sunday afternoon. The Packers, victors over the Lions by a 23 to 0 margin at Green Bay earlier in the season, are figured to be too strong for the Lions. Causing most concern is the Packer aerial game and the Lions' lack of one to combat it. Green Bay needs this game to remain in the running for the Western half title in the NFL race. A victory will keep them one game behind the Chicago Bears and give them a chance to even things up when those two clubs play in Chicago one week hence. Coach Curly Lambeau believe his players have not lost sight of today's struggle while eyeing the November 2 game with the Bears, but admits to the belief that his eleven may not play up to its top standard. "We know we have to win this one to keep at the Bears' heels," he said upon arrival, "and we should play winning football. However, we're hungry for Bear steak, not Lion meat and it is pretty hard to keep the boys attuned to the immediate task at hand." The Packer mentor said he would likely start his best combination in order to score as soon and as often as possible and thus save the wear and tear on his aces. This means the likely Packer lineup will be: Hutson, left end; Pannell, left tackle; McLaughlin, left guard; Svendsen, center; Goldenberg, right guard; Lee, right tackle; Mulleneaux, right end; Craig, quarterback; Isbell, left halfback; L. Borek, right halfback; Hinkle, fullback. The Lions are expected to start pretty much a veteran team although Coach Bill Edwards may surprise by starting his rookie backs. If he sticks to his usual starting lineup, Edwards will have Hanneman at left end, Furst, left tackle; Wiethe, left guard; Wojciechowicz, center; Radovich, right guard; Tripson, right tackle; Fisk, right end; Price, quarterback; White, left halfback; Vanzo, right halfback; Hopp, fullback.
STEELERS NEXT FOR BEARS
OCT 25 (Chicago) - Buff Donelli, newly acquired coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, could become the most popular man in the NFL tomorrow. He could, but he probably won't. To gain the plaudits of his associates Donelli's Steelers would have to whip the powerful Bears - something no other team has been able to do this season. Pittsburgh is the only team in the league which hasn't won a game, giving a general idea of the hopelessness of their task in Wrigley field. The New York Giants, only other undefeated team in the league, faces a much more serious task, playing Brooklyn at Ebbets field. The Washington Redskins, hot on the trail of the Giants in the Eastern sectional race, entertain the Rams at Cleveland, who won two games then lost four straight. The Detroit Lions will try to bounce back from their 49-0 beating by the Bears. They will play the Green Bay Packers. The Chicago Cardinals and Philadelphia, each of which has won a single game, play in the fifth league attraction in the Eagles' Shibe park.
LIONS SEEK TO EVEN UP WITH PACKERS
OCT 26 (Detroit) - Out of title contention themselves, the Detroit Lions have the opportunity Sunday to avenge an earlier defeat and assist in deciding who eventually will win the Western Division championship of the NFL. The Lions will entertain the Green Bay Packers at Briggs Stadium in a battle starting at 2 p.m. A crowd of 25,000 persons is forecast by Detroit officials...PACKERS NEED VICTORY: For the Packers the game is highly important. They have won five contests, including a 23-0 victory over the Lions, and have lost only one engagement - this to the Chicago Bears. Green Bay will play the Bears at Chicago one week hence and must win from the Lions to go into the battle with a chance to tie for first place. Cecil Isbell, Don Hutson & Co. won pretty much as it pleased in the opener against Detroit at Green Bay. The Lions didn't threaten the Packer goal line until 59 minutes of play had elapsed. The Lions have worked diligently all week attempting to perfect a defense for the Green Bay aerial game. The Packers will present a group of players well known to followers of professional football in Detroit. In addition to Hutson and Isbell, the veterans include Clarke Hinkle, great fullback who holds the league record for yardage gained; Andy Uram and Hal Van Every, star backs in Minnesota in their college days, and Charley (Buckets) Goldenberg, thirty-year-old guard...4 OTHER GAMES SET: Four other league games are scheduled Sunday. The Bears, rolling to records weekly, are favored to wallop the Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago. New York, Eastern Division pace setters, will play at Brooklyn in the top game of the Atlantic Seaboard. The Dodgers have been major disappointments, losing three of five starts. Cleveland will play at Washington and the Redskins need a victory to keep their title hopes alive. The Chicago Cardinals will play at Philadelphia in the remaining contest.
CHIEFS SEEK FIRST LEAGUE WIN SUNDAY
OCT 26 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, strengthened by the addition of the former Pitt and Chicago Cardinal fullback, Frank Patrick, and craving their first American Pro league victory, will try to track down the Cincinnati Bengals at State Fair park Sunday
afternoon. All unions in the county will lend a hand in
making "Organized Labor Day" a success. The kickoff, as
usual, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Singing of Patrick, who 
joined the club Friday, gives Coach Tiny Cahoon's squad
unusual strength at fullback. Howie Weiss, former
Wisconsin All-American at that position showed last
Sunday that he has worked himself into top shape as the
Chiefs dished out a 34-7 beating to the Camp Grant
soldiers. Another newcomer to make his debut is Howard
Pfeffer, Messmer High graduate who went to stardom at St.
Regis College. Pfeffer is a 183 pound right halfback. With
the exception of Weiss, who will be at fullback in place of
Howard (Kit) Carson, the Chiefs will present the same starting lineup which operated so effectively against Camp Grant. Cincinnati has won two of its three league games. And that's no mistake, as the Chiefs will discover. Coach Dana King will field a team averaging 210 in the line and 200 in the backfield. Moreover, there is class as well as physical power. The No. 1 Bengal is Paul Shu, who gained considerable All-American mention despite the fact that his school, Virginia Military Institute, isn't in the big time spotlight. In case the Cahoon men hadn't heard, Shu will operate at the key spot, left half. He was an All-Southern back for three years, and a player has to have more than personality and spirit to reach that height. Max Padlow, all-National league end after graduation from Ohio State, and John (Bull) Popov, one of the American loop's finest offensive threats last year, also will do their stuff for the Bengals. Despite the Chiefs' record to date, there is no question but what they have it. The game, therefore, is pretty much a tossup.
PACKERS LACK FIRE IN PRACTICE FOR SCRAP WITH DETROIT
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau, frankly worried about the immediate future, was none too happy today as the Green Bay Packers drilled for their NFL session with the Detroit Lions next Sunday afternoon. To be quite truthful, Lambeau would have to be a fiddling Nero if he were not worried. The Packes have the makings of a brilliant, fighting, powerful team this season, but they have not yet reached their peak. At Cleveland last Sunday it was only Don Hutson's field goal in the final minute that brought a 17 to 14 victory, instead of a 14 to 14 tie. Green Bay fans can give Don some extra thanks for that, because it was the first field goal he has booted in National league competition...HOLD TWO WORKOUTS: Two workouts were held Wednesday, and two more were on the program today. There will be only one outdoor drill Friday, but an intensive quiz session in the afternoon, Lambeau said. Another plane trip is planned for this trip. The team will leave Green Bay on the Milwaukee road train at 7 o'clock Saturday morning, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 11:25 a.m. Two American Airlines ships will be boarded at 12:30 p.m., and the arrival in Detroit will be at about 3:05 p.m., eastern standard time. The return flight from Detroit Sunday is scheduled for 5:40 p.m., eastern standard time. This would get the Packers into Chicago early enough to catch the Milwaukee road train that arrives in Green Bay just before midnight...MUST HAVE VICTORY: An upset by the Lions would just about finish the Packers so far as championship hopes are concerned. They have been beaten once, and a win over the Lions is as important as any other victory. The Packer coach fears that Detroit will be a red hot team this Sunday. Chicago's Bears whipped the Lions by 49 to 0, and if that does not arouse ire in any team, nothing will. Anxious to redeem themselves before their hometown fans, the Lions will be hard to hold down. Lambeau's scouts reported that they were not as bad as the 49 to 0 score might indicate. If this is true, the Lions have good reason to be angry...GEARING UP OFFENSE: Lambeau has been chiefly concerned with gearing up the offense of his team. He points out that there have been too many fumbles, and ball handling in general has not been up to a high standard. "Don't get the idea that the boys are lying down on that job," Lambeau cautioned. "It isn't that at all. They are willing, anxious to work, but they just have not hit their stride. Once the boys get going, nothing will stop us. That's something that can happen overnight, and the sooner it happens the better it will be. Winning by shortlived rallies is all right if you win, but it's lots better to stay ahead all the way."...HUTSON ON SPOT: Hutson naturally will be on the spot at Detroit, and chances are that he will try another field goal just for luck. His most important role, however, will be on the receiving end of Cecil Isbell's passes. Hutson and Isbell are the greatest passing combination in the league so far this season. There should be plenty of passing in that game, but the ground attack also must function if the Packers want to be given an even chance for victory.
STANDLEE TOPS PRO PUNTERS
OCT 23 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, who have punted only 10 times this season because they can run the ball so well, have called on Norm Standlee to do the job twice - and they now have the best punter in the league, too. Standlee has averaged 63 yards for his two boots. Kay Eakin of the New York Giants, in second place, has averaged 51 yards on seven kicks. Dean McAdams of Brooklyn has averaged 50.5 yards on 11 kicks and Sammy Baugh of Washington 50.4 yards on 10 kicks. Byron White of Detroit leads in punt returns with 11, but his average of 10 yards a return is exceeded by Lou Brock of Green bay with 11.2 yards in nine and Dick Todd of Washington with 13.4 yards in eight. Ward Cuff of the Giants, Danny Fortmann of the Chicago Bears and Art Jones of Pittsburgh lead in pass interceptions with three each, but Cuff far exceeds the other two in yards returned. Cuff has returned for a total of 109. Fortmann has returned seven and Jones six.
MR. HALAS - NOW HAVING HIS INNINGS FOR FEW TICKETS HE GOT FROM PACKERS
OCT 23 (Milwaukee Journal) - It was just a month ago that George Halas fretted and fumed between practices at Delafield, Wis., because the Packers had allotted him only 400 tickets for the Packer-Bear game at Green Bay. "Why, I have to give away almost 400," he bellowed. "What about my customers who want to buy seats?" Mr. Halas bellowed in vain. He got 400 tickets, no more, and he had to dodge through the alleys in Chicago for a week, they say, with a bodyguard of Osmanski, Stydahar and Standlee, to avoid irate fans who had wanted to buy seats through regular channels but could not get them. But Mr. Halas is now having his inning, and the truth is, he is having it not because he seeks to pay off a tooth for a tooth or an eye for an eye, but simply because he cannot help himself. So heavy has been the rush of his own fans for tickets to the return game at Wrigley field November 2, so heavy has been the demand of the regular ticket brokers, and so well have the scalpers been able to lay hands on tickets again, that only the leavings, so to speak, have found their way to Wisconsin. Various agencies in the state have obtained tickets in restricted allotments, but without exception they got them behind the goal posts. "We got about 3,800 tickets," Spike Spachman, ticket director of the Packers said Thursday morning, "but about 3,000 of them were behind the goal posts. The rest were between the goal line and the 20." Other agencies reported the same experience or worse. A sellout of 45,000 is assured, of course. Regular ticket brokers have already been cleaned out and scalpers are asking fancy prices. About the only cheering thing for those who have not been able to buy tickets lies in the old truth that no matter how much talk there is of a sellout a week before the game, tickets are always available at face price shortly before the kickoff. There has never been a big game at which this is not true. Even in the first game at Green Bay, with its restricted capacity, scalpers in the hotel lobbies had large blocks of tickets which they were glad to peddle at face value. And if you have your ticket, and happen to be sitting behind the goal posts, well, George Halas is having his inning. And he could not help it. Chicago fans cleaned him out of everything.
CLOSE TO TOP FORM DISPLAYED BY PACKERS IN PRACTICE
OCT 24 (Green Bay) - There is some encouraging news today out of the Green Bay Packer camp, where Coach Curly Lambeau is tuning up the squad for the weekend excursion to Detroit. Taken from all angles, the team was close to top form in both of Thursday's workouts. Timing and deception, points on which the Packers have been lacking color more often then not, were the best of the season. Lambeau was more cheerful than he has been in weeks. The game in Detroit Sunday afternoon is a headliner. No other NFL scrap tanks with it in importance, since Green Bay is the only team that can head off the rampaging Chicago Bears in the Western division. Knowing that they must win to stay in the championship race - and they really do want that championship - the Packers are in a dangerous mood. Several times this season they underestimated the strength of their opponents, with near disastrous results. Coach Lambeau pronounced Clarke Hinkle in excellent condition for the Detroit game. Clarke took a good bruising at Cleveland last Sunday, but this veteran of nearly 10 years' professional football needs more than that to slow him down. Against Cleveland he carried the ball 12 times for a total of 39 yards, with one of his jaunts good for a touchdown...MAY NOT PLAY: Buckets Goldenberg, squat, hefty guard, may not be able to play, but all of the others are in fine shape. Fans will recall that there was an entirely different picture at this stage of the season last year, when the Packers were inflicted with the worse series of injuries in their long history. George Paskvan was one of the standouts in practice this week. The recruit from the Wisconsin Badgers has been working hard in the backfield, and Lambeau thinks he may do considerable fullbacking against the Detroit Lions. The Lions are attempting to throw up something in the way of a defense against Don Hutson's receptions and Cecil Isbell's passes. Hutson not only is the outstanding aerial artist in the league this year, but he also is the leading scorer. Hinkle is second in scoring, and Isbell ranks first in tossing...EDWARDS NEEDS WIN: A victory for Detroit would greatly aid the Lions' new coach, Bill Edwards. The Lions were beaten in Green Bay by 23 to 0, and last Sunday they took a 49 to 0 trimming from the Chicago Bears. The Packers had a workout this morning, and this afternoon they were to meet for a written examination. It was a week of hard work, and Lambeau seems to have accomplished some results. Spirit is good, and appears to be improving steadily. The team leaves Green Bay at 7 o'clock Saturday morning on the Milwaukee road train. Arriving in Chicago at 11:25 a.m., the players will go to the airport, where two American Airlines planes will be boarded at 12:30 p.m. This  schedule will get them into Detroit at about 3:05 p.m., eastern standard time. Immediately following the game Sunday afternoon, the Packers will board the planes for the return flight to Chicago. Unless held up by the weather, they will be in Green Bay on the Milwaukee road train arriving just before midnight Sunday.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 24 (Green Bay) - One of the heartbreaking aspects of the Packer football players missing assignments, and not executing plays properly as in the Cleveland game, is the fact that all the boys know what they are supposed to do, and when to do it. This was proved in a recent comprehensive examination given to the entire squad. Coach Curly Lambeau called signals. Each of the boys wrote down what he was supposed to do when that number came up. Assistant Coach Red Smith checked the plays. Although each man has 200 assignments in the five and six man line formations, mistakes were practically nil. The coach had warned that mistakes would be charged up at $5 per miss, but the errors were so trivial that no fines were levied. 28 players wrote perfect papers. For the rest, misinterpretations resulted from misunderstanding the signal. To give an idea of the speed in which Lambeau threw the numbers at the team, Smith reports that many of the boys had carefully prepared cribs (something every college man learns to handle), but none had time to use them. At one point a lineman was slow in getting his answer down. Clarke Hinkle, sitting nearby, cracked: "You're too late, boy. That play had gone right by you." But, seriously, it would seem that Lambeau's principal task in shaping the Packers for the rest of the championship campaign is psychological. Nobody will deny that we have a fine collection of players this year. They are in good shape. And, as I already have pointed out, they know their assignments. Just give us the proper mental attitude, or is that asking too much? One thing is certain. If the Packers go into the Detroit game with the idea that the Lions are just a dress rehearsal for more serious things to come, they may be a sadder but wiser crew flying home. On the other hand, if they even approach their capabilities, they are apt to blast the Lions right out of the park...Funny thing how two men with one interest - football in this care - can feel so differently about the promotion of the sport. Take Alexis Thompson and Fred Mandel. Both are new to the National league this season. Thompson owns the Philadelphia Eagles. Mandel has the Detroit franchise. Recently Thompson, in print, envisioned daily football (seems pretty far-fetched). Mandel believes that exhibition games should be eliminated, limiting the season to something like the present 11 games. Now, each team plays its division opponents on a home and home basis, and takes on three opponents from outside the division. Coach Lambeau of the Packers would just as soon pass up the exhibitions, but he believes that every team in the league should be met during the season. This year, we miss Philadelphia and New York in league games, but we played both in exhibitions. Something may come of Mandel's idea, but Thompson would seem to be way up in the clouds. He would do better to concentrate, for the moment at least, on building a good Sunday club.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS TO PLAY BENGALS SUNDAY
OCT 24 (Milwaukee) - The Cincinnati Bengals will arrive here late tomorrow for their Oct. 26 game with the Milwaukee Chiefs of the AFL. The Cincinnati starting lineup sent here by Coach Dana King averaged 209 pounds. Two rookies, halfback Paul Shu of Virginia Military Institute and Hank Aloia of Michigan, were listed as starters. Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon of the Chiefs is expected to use Gil Thomasen and Earl Ohlgren, ends; Bob Eckle and Milt Trost, tackles; Len Akin and Merle Larsen, guards; Paul Humphrey, center; Bronko Malsevich, quarterback; Johnny Maltsch and Jim Trebbin, halfbacks, and Howie Carson or Howie Weiss, fullback.
JETT THROUGH FOR SEASON
OCT 24 (Detroit) - John Jett, end of the Detroit Lions who suffered a neck injury against the Chicago Bears, is out for the season and probably through with football for good, it was disclosed Thursday by General Manager Graham Smith of the Detroit club. Dr. Daniel H. Levinthal, who attended Jett at Illinois Masonic Hospital, said that the injury was a recurrence of the one that the Lion end suffered while playing at Wake Forest College. Jett joined the Lions last Labor Day in Pittsburgh. The unsought task of guarding Don Hutson, great pass catcher of the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's game at Briggs Stadium, will probably go to Byron (Whizzer) White, backfield star of the Lions. White will move up from safety to right halfback on defense in order to get within range of the NFL's No. 1 scorer.
slips. But don't forget that in both games last year against practically the same personnel the Bears have  this year, we outrushed them. Why in the game at Green bay, which we lost, 41 to 10, we outdowned them 19 to 5 - and 11 of our first downs were made by rushing. In the second game, which we lost 14-7, we had them in the hip pocket all through the second half and muffled chance after chance. We might be licked November 2 but we're not going to be kicked around."...MENTAL HANDICAP: The club's mental attitude except in the clutch, Lambeau feels, has been the biggest handicap this year. "We were really right all the way only once this year," he went on. "Against Brooklyn. The rest of the time we have been much too matter of fact and have won only because potentially. I still say it - we have the best club we have ever had. Some of these fellows at times have been thinking too much of their outside jobs and not enough about football. Some of them can't get home fast enough after a game to chart down the plays of the team we just played. They're thinking of going into coaching and don't want to miss a thing. That is all right except that while we're paying the salaries they ought to think of the Packers first and at all times and not half the time. We're still a good ball club and we still have a chance for the championship." Maybe so. This much is true: Any club which in the dying minutes of a game refuses to be licked as the Packers have refused to be licked this fall and which comes up with its best football in the clutch as the Packers have, has a chance, even against a team like the Bears. The Bears must still win that game November 2. And, meanwhile, Lambeau is thinking of the Lions - that is, when he is not thinking of the Bears.