Green Bay Packers (6-1) 24, Detroit Lions (1-4-1) 7
Sunday October 26th 1941 (at Detroit)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(DETROIT) - Green Bay's Packers forgot next week's appointment with the Chicago Bears long enough to throttle the Detroit Lions, 24 to 7, before a crowd of 30,269 in a NFL battle at Briggs stadium here Sunday afternoon. The Lions had made big strides since they took that 23 to 7 trimming in Green Bay Sept. 14. They fought splendidly, even bitterly, but they were overwhelmed by forces that were stronger and more alert to the breaks. Air-minded Green Bay had another great day with its passes. All three touchdowns were scored on aerial with Cecil Isbell on
the pitching end. Don Hutson went 
over for two and Carl Mulleneaux took
the other. Hutson, defending his first
place position on the scoring tackle,
also kicked the three extra points. A
field goal by Clarke Hinkle rounded
out the Green Bay efforts. A made-
over equipment manager, Steve
Belichick, marked up Detroit's only
touchdown when he took Hal Van
Every's punt in the fourth quarter for a
brilliant 77-yard return, Steve had 
been handed a uniform when Uncle
Sam, injuries and illness made
Coach Bill Edwards desperate for
replacements. Augie Lio kicked the
point after. In the dressing room afterwards, the Packers agreed that they turned in a good day's work, but they also admitted that they might have given more. To a man they announced themselves ready for the Chicago Bears next Sunday. The game with the Bears has been the topic of thought and conversation, with the Packers ever since they lost out by 25 to 17 in Green Bay Sept. 28. Despite Coach Curly Lambeau's efforts to play one game at a time, the Chicago battle was a serious psychological handicap several times this season. It was serious business with the Packers here Sunday. They were not satisfied with six yards when they could make eight, and they were as alert on defense as offense. There were few times when the Lions outsmarted them. The Packers made a total of 440 yards, 237 from scrimmage and 203 from passing. Against this the Lions were able to get only 213 yards, 68 being made on the ground and 145 yards through the air. Green Bay had 18 first downs, Detroit had 12. Isbell was deadly with his passes. He attempted 22, and 14 of them were completed for a total of 184 yards. Hal Van Every found a target once in two attempts for 19 yards. On the receiving end, Hutson had seven for 73 yards, and two of these were for touchdowns. Mulleneaux, who made the other touchdown, snared three passes for 60 yards. Lou Brock had two for 44 yards, Andy Uram took two for 22, and Van Every had one for two yards. Uram ran up a grand total of 106 yards in seven scrimmage plays, his best being a sprint of 61 yards. Hinkle made 48 yards in 12 attempts, and Isbell picked up 31 in five tries. Blocking was up to part, or close to it, for the first time this season. Some great work also was done on defense. Harry Jacunski was a standout at end, and Pete Tinsley was fast and sure at guard. The centers, Charlie Brock and George Svendsen, held up their post with great effect. Byron (Whizzer) White, former Colorado great, was pretty well bottled up by the Packers, and was allowed only 11 yards from scrimmage and one completed pass out of four. White' fumbles and a bad punt made it a pretty bad day for him. In Fred Vanzo, Alex Wojciechowicz, Bob Nelson and Bill Jefferson the Lions had strong men on defense.
PACKERS START FAST
The Packers started from the 23-yard line after the opening kickoff, and drew a 15-yard penalty for holding two plays later. Van Every passed to Uram for 19 yards to the 33, and three more plays made another first down on the 44. Van Every then was forced to punt. Harry (Hippity) Hopp picked up three yards for Detroit. Whizzer White took the ball the second time, and fumbled - Uram recovering for the Packers on Detroit's 23-yard line to set up the first touchdown. Paskvan carried the ball to the 18, and Uram, aided by a block from Larry Buhler, gained four yards more. Then came Paskvan through guard for a first down on the 12-yard line. At this point Isbell, Hutson, Lou Brock and Larry Craig all entered the game. Isbell took the ball, faced back some 10 yards, and shot it to Hutson for the touchdown. With Isbell holding, Hutson placekicked for the extra tally. The Lions picked up three first downs after the kickoff, and had gone from their own 18 to their 49 when White fumbled again. Ed Frutig, first-year end from Michigan, was alert on the play and recovered for the Packers on the 50-yard line. Isbell passed to Hutson for 13 yards, and then, after being almost smothered in trying for another aerial, he dashed through the line for another 13 yards. Paskvan picked up two yards to place the ball 22 yards from the goal line. Detroit defenses rushed through on the next play and Isbell was smeared for a five-yard loss. With the quarter all but over, Hinkle tried for a field goal with Isbell holding, but the kick was wide. The second quarter wasn't a minute old, when White was made a goat for a third time. Baby Ray blocked his punt, and the Packers, after a penalty for crawling, had the ball on Detroit's 17-yard line. Joe Laws went around end for six yards, and Hinkle was set back two when Bill Radovich broke through. Tony Canadeo's pass, intended for Jacunski, was knocked down by White. With Laws holding the ball on the 25-yard line, Hinkle made his second field goal goal attempt, and this time the kick was good. Hinkle's kickoff went almost to the goal line, but White made a great return of 41 yards. With Jefferson throwing passes, the Lions marked up two first downs and were down on the Green Bay 19-yard line when another bad break occurred for the Lions. Canadeo's interception of Jefferson's pass and his seven-yard return put the Packers on their own 21. A 30-yard pass by Isbell to Lou Brock put the visitors on Detroit's 49-yard line. Isbell's next pass was to Hutson, good for 14 yards. Hinkle gained 14 yards around end to leave the Packers only seven yards from a touchdown.
LIONS HOLD PACKERS
The Lions held this time. Isbell's first pass was knocked down by Milt Piepul, and his second fell incomplete in the end zone when Hutson failed to make connections. Hinkle made only three yards through guard before being brought down by Nelson and Emil Uremovich, and the Packers lost the ball when Hinkle was piled up for a one-yard loss. Detroit soon punted, but the Packers again lost possession, on the Detroit 29. After Detroit failed to gain, White got off a bad punt that gave the Packers the ball on their own 48. Isbell passed to Mulleneaux to the Detroit 22, Hutson lost one yard when Wiethe caught him, but Isbell's next pass, to Mulleneaux, brought another touchdown. Isbell took a long time on the pass, but the team gave him great support. Hutson's kick, with Isbell holding, put the Packers ahead by 17 to 0 with the half almost over. Detroit made a mild threat just before halftime when White passed to Jack Mattiford for 21 yards, only 37 yards from the Packer end zone. On White's next pass, however, Herman Rohrig made an interception, and returned to the 27-yard line. The third quarter had comparatively little excitement, except on one occasion when the Lions were down on the Packers' 19-yard line. They had worked their way through a series of short gains and a 19-yard gain from Charles Price to Richard Booth. The crowd let off a barrage of boos from sheer disappointment when Price's pass was knocked down by Larry Buhler and the Packers took the ball with nine minutes to play in the third period. Laws made a first down on two plays, but a fumble gave the Lions the ball.
PASS RULED COMPLETE
After an exchange of punts, Price's pass intended for Fisk was ruled complete on interference for a 29-yard gain, putting the Lions on their own 37-yard line as the final quarter got underway. Green Bay gained the ball on downs after Lio's try for a field goal went wide. Uram, as if to get into the swing, carried the leather five yards on the first play. On his second, aided by good blocking from Buhler, he made a 61-yard dish. Paskvan lost nine yards and Isbell's pass to Uram netted only three yards, giving Detroit possession on the 19-yard line. Whizzer White fumbled again - on the first play after the ball got into Detroit's hands. Brock made the recovery, only six yards from the goal line. Isbell stepped back for the pass, and Hutson took it over the goal line. Don's extra point placed the Packers ahead by 24 to 0. After the kickoff the Lions reached their own 45, Ned Mathews and Bilichick doing most of the running. Then the Packers took over once more, driving from their own 18 to their 45. Here Van Every was forced to punt. Bilichick grabbed the kick and dodged along the sidelines for 77 yards to give the Lions their touchdown. Lio's extra point made it 24 to 7. Only about three minutes remained, and the Packers were content to punt out of danger after gaining two first downs.
GREEN BAY -  7 10  0  7 - 24
DETROIT   -  0  0  0  7 -  7
1st - GB - Don Hutson, 12-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Hutson kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 25-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Carl Mulleneaux, 45-yard pass from Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
4th - GB - Don Hutson, 6-yard pass from Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 24-0
4th - DET - Steve Belichick, 77-yard punt return (Augie Lio kick) GREEN BAY 24-7
NEWS AND NOTES
HUTSON SETS RECORD
​OCT 26 (Detroit) - The two touchdowns which Don Hutson scored in the Green Bay Packers' 24-7 triumph over the Detroit Lions here Sunday established a NFL record. The pair sent Hutson's total to 51. The previous mark of 50 was set by Verne Lewellen, also of Green Bay. Lewellen collected his total during the years 1924 to 1932. Hutson has been in the league six and a half seasons.
FIVE PRO GAMES DRAW TOTAL OF 111,000 FANS
OCT 26 (New York) - Five NFL games Sunday drew a
total of 111,664 fans. The top crowd - 32,820 - thronged
Griffiths stadium where the Washington Redskins
defeated the Cleveland Rams, 17-13.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - FIFTH QUARTER: The preliminary matches are over, and the stage is set for the big show...I refer, of course, to next Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. There is no denying that ever since the Bears' victory over the Packers here Sept. 28, the Green Bay players have been unable to get their minds off the game at Chicago Nov. 2. That 25 to 17 defeat that caused Chicago followers to reach new heights in ecstasy severed to stimulate the Packers' determination to be the team of the year...id est, the team that knocks off the mighty men of Halas. The loss to the Bears was followed by Packer victories over the Chicago Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Rams and Detroit Lions. Some weren't too impressive, except that Green Bay proved it had the scoring punch, whenever the team had to count. Just about everybody now knows that the Packers were finding it difficult to concentrate on what they considered lesser opponents when compared to the Bears. Ray Pagel, Press-Gazette sports editor who accompanied the team to Detroit, reports that yesterday the Packers won on straight, orthodox football. Blocking, he states, was as good as it has been all season. The team was alert to the breaks, and while it appeared to be under wraps in the second half, Green Bay dominated the play. Jack Manders, who now is on the Bears' coaching staff, scouted the game. He later admitted that he saw absolutely nothing that hasn't been charted by the Halas staff already. So the Bears know nothing new about the Packers except, perhaps, that Green Bay will not enter Sunday's fray with the defeatist complex that has marked so many of the Chicagoans' recent opponents. To a man, the Packers are hungry for Bear meat. With Coaches Lambeau and Smith, there is no moaning and self pity over the assignment ahead. McAfee, T-formations, Nolting, Osmanski, Fortmann, Stydhahar...mere words and names to the Packers. Names and words to be respected, but not to cringe before. At least, not by his team. Ray also carried back news that Tommy Harmon, Michigan's ace who tried one game of professional football and then decided to stick to radio, dropped in at the Packer dressing room after the game. He praised the team generally, and offered his hopes that Green Bay turns the trick against Halas' team. What's more, like a lot of us, he seemed to think the Packers can do it.
KENOSHA CARDS BEATEN BY COLUMBUS GRIDDERS
OCT 27 (Columbus, OH) - Bob (Twenty Grand) Davis, Columbus Bullies' halfback, scored one touchdown, intercepted a pass to set up another and passed for a third as the AFL champs beat the independent Kenosha Cardinals, 20-6, yesterday. Art Blaha scored for Kenosha in the second period after the Cardinals recovered a Columbus fumble and pushed it to the eight-yard line on two passes.
CHIEFS SWAMP BENGALS, 26 TO 6
OCT 27 (Milwaukee) - The Chiefs found touchdowns more profitable than first downs - when aren't they? - in chalking up their first victory of the AFL ​season at the expense of the Cincinnati Bengals, 26-6, at State Fair park here Sunday. The appearance of Coach Tiny Cahoon's
children of adversity continues to be a signal for the weather man
to turn on the faucets. An all morning rain held the attendance to
a few hundred of the hardy. The ball was slippery and the footing
was treacherous. The Chiefs made only two first downs in the 
first half and trailed the Bengals, 4 to 8, in that respect finally,
but it took them only four minutes to get the situation under
control. They got the jump right at the start when Connie Mack
Berry took Johnny Maltsch's pass on the Cincinnati 45 and went
all the way to the three before he was brought down. The play
gained 62 yards. Trebbin slanted off tackle for the touchdown.
The Bengals chose to kickoff again and it was a mistake. Maltsch
took the ball on his own 20 and rambled all the way for another
touchdown with the air of a particularly timely block by Bronko
Malesevich near midfield. The Chiefs continued to outplay their
opponents decisively against a strong win the second quarter and
increased their lead to 20-0. Again the touchdown was the result
of one brilliantly executed play. Howard Pfeffer, former Messmer
high school halfback who was on the Marquette university squad
as a sophomore only a few weeks ago, made his debut with the
Chiefs a spectacular one by intercepting McGannon's pass and
lugging it back 75 yards. Gil Thomsen accompanied him as an
escort but found no mopping up necessary downfield as the fleet
Pfeffer left Bengals sprawling or panting in his wake. It looked at
the halfway stage as if the Chiefs could name the score. The
Bengals, crippled by the loss of three regulars after playing three
league games in eight days earlier this month, had shown little in
the line of offense and had been badly outclassed in everything
except punting. But with the resumption of play, the visitors
proceeded to make a game of it. They made seven first downs to
two for Milwaukee, matched the Chiefs at a touchdown apiece in
the third period and held their own against the win in the scoreless
last quarter. The Chiefs concluded their scoring when Dick Lass of
Cincinnati, who started the season with Milwaukee, fumbled
Patrick's punt in midfield. Berry scooped up the ball on the Bengal
32 and went the rest of the way unmolested. The Cincinnati
 touchdown climaxed a 55 yard drive. McGannon passed to
Shelton and then to Rogers for two first downs and the ball was on
the Milwaukee 24. McGannon and Aloia plunged for another first
down on the 13. The charge carried to the three with the aid of a
five yard penalty, and McGannon finally crashed over from the one. No serious scoring gesture was made in the last quarter. Taking advantage of the win, Novakofski quick kicked the Bengals back 70 yards to their own five, but they got out of the hole by recovering the return punt, which struck a Chief blocker, on the Cincinnati 41. After that they fought it out between the 20 yard lines. The Chiefs, despite the paucity of first downs, outrushed the Bengals by a net of 92 yards to 16, the latter's total being substantially reduced by numerous loses as Chief linemen broke through to nail Cincinnati backs on reverses and pass plays. The Chiefs completed 3 of 13 passes for 114 yards; the Bengals 5 of 22 for 49.
CLOAK OF SECRECY SURROUNDS PACKER CAMP THIS WEEK
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - A cloak of secrecy surrounds the Green Bay Packer camp as Coach Curly Lambeau drills his squad for the vital battle with the Bears in Chicago next Sunday afternoon. Lambeau warned that news about the team's activities this week will be scarce. Coach George Halas listens avidly to any gossip at any time about the Packers, and right now he is more alert than ever...MEANS FIRST PLACE: Defeating the Bears would give the Packers first place in the Western division of the NFL, since the Bears have placed less games. If the Packers lose, they would retain only an outside chance of winning their sixth championship this season. Approximately 45,000 persons will jam Wrigley field for the all-important battle. Every ticket has been sold, and it appears that there won't be many available from scalpers. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales for the Packers, announced today that a few fans have failed to pick up their reservations. They will have until tonight to get under the wire...LEAGUE'S TOP SCORERS: Green Bay will have the league's top scorers to pit against the Bears. Don Hutson, the spectacular pass receivers, is leading the National league this year with a total of 52 point from six touchdowns, 13 conversions and  one field goal. Clarke Hinkle is next with 38 points, his total including four touchdowns, two extra points and four field goals. Hinkle is leading the all-time scoring list of the Packers with a total of 372 points, while Hutson is next with 349. Verne Lewellen, who retired in 1932, retains third place with 301. Last Sunday at Detroit Hinkle had one field goal, while Hutson crossed the goal line with twice and kicked three extra points. Moose Mulleneaux, with one touchdown against the Detroit Lions, still is in 11th place on the all-time list, but his total has risen to 78 points...RECORDS NOT SIMILAR: In the National league records both Hinkle and Hutson are credited with less points than appear on the Packer all-time list, the reason apparently being that points they scored in several unscheduled game early in their careers. It was announced today that Hutson and Hinkle are closing in on the all-time National league scoring record held by Jack Manders of the Chicago Bears. Manders scored 368 points in eight season, retiring at the start of the current season. Hutson is only 25 points behind Manders, and Hinkle is only 22 points away from the record. George McAfee of the Bears and Hutson are tied for the most touchdowns this year, Hinkle has the most field goals, four, and Hutson has kicked the most conversions, 13.
CITES HALAS AS GREATEST COACH
OCT 28 (New York) - Jimmy Conzelman, coach of the Chicago Cardinals, has opened a one-man campaign to have George Halas designated as the greatest football genius in the world, and as Jimmy pleads his point in a thing, querulous voice it is plaint he is a man who has suffered. Halas, of course, is the big, tireless citizen who has built and coached the Chicago Bears to such a terrible margin of supremacy over the rest of the National league that the headline on Monday morning always reads: "Bears win, 48-0." "We might as well face it," said Conzelman, sadly. "Halas is the greatest coach in the world. Nobody will ever beat those Bears again. The only outside chance of slowing them down is to get them on a good, muddy field. I'm hoping for a heavy snow the night before we play them, and I'm going to have it washed off with a hose."...FIVE-MAN LINE BEST: All the time he was making his stirring and impassioned address, Conzelman looked squarely into the eyes of a couple of brother National league mentors, Jock Sutherland and Steve Owen. They stared back miserably and nodded assent when Jimmy asked if they didn't think the five-man line was the best way to stop the Bears' T formation. "I think it is," said Conzelman, solemnly. "Even after 53 to 7 - I still think it is. Of course, when Halas gets to spreading his line around just to be bothersome, why my five men look like a bunch of war refugees wondering where to go next. No matter what defense you use, you can always be sure you will wind up with an 11.5 man trying to head off a 10-second Bear ball carrier." To point up his remarks, Conzelman employs a blackboard the many dirty things that can be done from the T formation, especially with the Halas refinements...GIVE GEORGE CREDIT: "Give Halas credit for what he's done. Maybe he has about wrecked the league, but I'm not going to campaign to break up the Bears. I only wish I had a chance to wreck the league like that, myself. The only suggestion I would make is that hereafter in the draft the bottom teams get four or five choices apiece before the top boys get a pick." With that, Conzelman sat down, still wearing a puzzled expression. When an auditor asked him if the Bears were as good on defense as they were on the attack, he thought it over for a few seconds. "What the hell?" he said. "Defense? Why they've always got the ball."
TAKES MORE THAN RAN TO HALT A BEARS' PRACTICE
OCT 28 (Chicago) - Yesterday's rain and cold weather were welcomed by the Chicago Bears' board of strategy and at the time when normal citizens were rushing for shelter, the professional football champions were running and passing soaked footballs all over the greensward at a secret lakefront spot. Adverse weather fitted in perfectly with Owner-Coach George Halas' plans for preparing for Sunday's big payoff game with the Green Bay Packers in Wrigley field. The Bears shifted their training headquarters so as not to disturb the tarpaulin covering on the north side ball park, which is designed to keep the field dry...HIDE FROM PACKER SCOUTS: "Nature beat us to it," said Halas, "by providing rain. Later in the week we were going to soak a few footballs in water to give our passers and receivers a chance to handle a wet football. We'd like to have a nice day Sunday, but you can't overlook the fact that we might not get it." The Bears were told to give no clue of their alternate practice fields, as it is suspected some Green Bay operatives might accidentally see something which would give the Packers an idea of what to prepare for in Sunday's game. A victory over the Packers will all but put the Bears into the championship playoffs with the eastern champion. The eastern representative probably will be New York's Giants, even though the team is tied for the lead with Washington. The Redskins meet both the Bears and Packers, while the Giants play neither...SCORING SPREE MAY END: A scoring record perhaps never equaled, or even closely approached, probably will come to an end Sunday afternoon when the old rivals clash. This record - that of scoring in every quarter of the five NFL games - was started by the Bears against the Packers at Green Bay in their first game of the season. It is too much to expect that the champions will be able to do this a second consecutive time against Curly Lambeau's men from the north. In the 20 quarters the Bears have played they have made 30 touchdowns and two field goals. They have been most prolific in the second quarter, which has brought them 85 of their 209 points.
HUTSON AND HINKLE NEAR LEAGUE RECORDS
OCT 28 (Chicago) - Don Hutson and Clark Hinkle, who have scored three-fourths of Green Bay's points this season, are closing in on the all-time National league scoring record held by Jack Manders of the Chicago Bears. Manders scored 368 points in eight seasons,
before retiring this year. Hutson, the league leading
scorer this year with 52 points, is only 25 points behind
Manders, and Hinkle is only 22 points away from the
record. Hutson scored 13 points against Detroit Sunday
to protect his lead. Hinkle held onto second place
although adding only three points with a field goal.
George McAfee, member of the Chicago Bears' all-star
cast, moved into third with 36 points, all touchdowns. McAfee and Hutson are tied for the most touchdowns, Hinkle has the most field goals, four, and Hutson has kicked the most conversions, 13.
HALAS LIKE A CANADIAN MOUNTIE, HE ALWAYS GETS HIS (CHOICE) MAN
OCT 28 (Milwaukee Journal) - "How does George Halas get hold of so many good football players?" you often hear asked. "Doesn't the draft stop him?" The answer is that draft or no draft, nothing so far has stopped Halas in getting the players he has really wanted. Before the draft, he went into the open market and outbid any competitors if that was necessary. Since the draft, which was introduced in 1936. he has slipped and tricked his way around its restrictions. The draft, you know, was designed to help the weaker clubs in the league. It was so set up that the tail end clubs had first choice in the selection of men and the topnotch clubs, of which the Bears are consistently one, last choice. Theoretically, over a period of time, it was supposed to level off the league's whole strength. Halas, however, would not let it work that way. He early discovered a loophole and he wiggled through it. He saw nothing in the wording of the draft rule which would prohibit him from acquiring some other club's first choice in the draft, and so he went out and from time to time acquired such choice. He offered badly needed cash in some cases, players in other, but he always wound up with the fresh college star he wanted. Consider for a minute some of the men Halas has acquired through his devious "deal" in draft rights. In 1936, the first year of the draft, he got Philadelphia's first choice, Jay Berwanger, although Berwanger balked and did not play pro ball. In 1937 he got the Chicago Cardinals' first choice, Ray Buivid of Marquette, and Philadelphia's first choice, Sam Francis. In 1938 he laid low, but in 1939 he really went to town, getting Brooklyn's first choice, McLeod of Dartmouth; Pittsburgh's first choice, Sid Luckman of Columbia, and Philadelphia's third choice, Joe Mihal of Purdue. In 1940 he acquired Philadelphia's first choice, the sparkling George McAfee, and in 1941 he got Philadelphia's first choice again, Tom Harmon, who balked at pro ball, and Pittsburgh's first choice, Norman Standlee of Stanford. Is it any wonder that today he has the greatest personnel ever assembled in pro football or that his team is a pronounced favorite to beat the Green Bay Packers in their crucial game at Wrigley field Sunday? He has acquired much more each year than the draft has intended him to have. His additions to the club in this way along give the Bears their edge in Sunday's game. Take Luckman out of their lineup, Luckman, who handles the ball on almost every play, who directs the team, who does most of the passing, and the Bears lose 10 to 15% of their efficiency. Take McAfee out of their lineup, and they lose their greatest broken field threat. Take Standlee out of their lineup and they lose one of the best fullbacks of the day. The Bears without these men would still be favorites, no doubt, but they would not be the 10 point or 4 to 1 choice they are. The league has taken cognizance of Halas' practice, however, and at its meeting last winter, it passed a resolution, aimed directly at him, to plug the loophole in the draft. Hereafter every first or second draft choice must play at least one year with the club which drafted him. No more can Halas skim off the cream, that is, unless between football practices he discovers another loophole - which is not impossible. The guy is like a Northwest Mountie. He always gets his man.
LETLOW RETURNS TO PACKERS FOR BATTLE WITH BEARS
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - Russ Letlow will be back at his old guard position for the first time this season when the Green Bay Packers battle the Bears in Chicago Sunday afternoon. Letlow has been with the Packers all season, drilling regularly and waiting patiently for Coach Curly Lambeau to find room for him on the squad. The release this week of lineman Del Lyman to the Cleveland Rams provides the opening, Lambeau
announced today. It is considered that Letlow's return is a move to strengthen the squad. In five years of post-graduate football, all of them with the Packers, he established himself as an aggressive and dependable guard. He came to Green Bay from San Francisco university. Lambeau is not missing any bets in preparing for the all-important contest with the Bears. The Packers must win to stay in the running for the
NFL championship since they already have lost one game - to the Bears - while the Chicago team is undefeated. The game will start at 1:30 p.m., central standard time. No more tickets are available, assuring 
a capacity crowd of some 45,000 at Wrigley field. Lambeau is stressijng three essentials in this week's drills - speed, coordination and hard play. He is confident that the Packers can defeat the Bears if they can perfect their action on these points. Two practice sessions were held today as part of the intensive  program that has been mapped out for the week. All operations aer being carried out with great secrecy, and fans can expect the squad to reach its peak by Sunday afternoon...ADKINS IS CALLED: Bob Adkins of the Packer backfield was one of the 169 selectees accepted for military service after physical exams at Milwaukee Tuesday. His immediate future is not certain,
but it is believed that he will not be inducted until late in
November. He was called by a Green Bay draft board.
The players feel as sure as Lambeau that the Bears
can be stopped. They gave the 1940 champions a good
battle here Sept. 28, when they lost by 25 to 17, and
they have improved greatly since that time. Green Bay
was the only first division club the Bears have met so
far this season. Their high scoring victories all were over
weak teams, including Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh 
and the Chicago Cardinals. Next month the Bears have 
a tougher schedule, meeting both the Packers and the
Washington Redskins. George Halas and his Bears
have good reason to fear the Packers, who have the
league's best passer, the best pass receiver, two of the
best scorers and the best field goal kicker...BEST IN
LEAGUE: Cecil Isbell, Don Hutson and Clarke Hinkle,
all Packers, continue to dominate the league in the
individual statistics. Isbell has completed 76 passes out
of 130 attempts for a total yardage of 989 and nine
touchdowns. The only man with a better average is
Tommy Thompson of Philadelphia, who holds second
place with 43 completions in 76 attempts. Parker Hall
of Cleveland holds third place in passing with 55 good
tosses in 112 attempts for a total yardage of 537. Sid
Luckman of the Bears stands fourth with 574 yards in
23 completions. Hutson has caught 36 passes for 447
yards and five touchdowns. Perry Schwartz of Brooklyn,
his closest competitor, has picked up 16 passes for
248 yards, while Lou Brock of Green Bay is in third
place with 15 passes for a total of 191 yards. Hutson
leads the circuit in scoring with 52 points, and Hinkle is
second with 38. George McAfee of the Bears is in third
place with 36 points. Included in Hinkle's scoring are
four field goals in eight attempts. The Bears, however,
are tops on team statistics, leading both on offense and
defense. Opponents of the Bears have averaged only
188 yards per game, to the 199 yards given up by the
New York Giants, traditionally a strong defensive team.
On offense, the Bears have made a total of 2,107 yards
in five games to Green Bay's 2,195 in seven games.
COACH HALAS WRACKS BRAIN TO STOP DON
OCT 29 (Chicago) - George Halas, the dynamic owner-
coach of the amazing Chicago Bears, shudders every
time he recalls Don Hutson's debut in professional
football. Hutson then was a scrawny lad fresh from 
Rose bowl glory as an Alabama end. Coach Curly
Lambeau used the rookie against the Bears in the 1935
season opener. On the very first play Hutson darted down the middle, veered to one side, caught a 60 yard pass from Arnold Herber and rambled 27 yards for the touchdown which gave Green Bay a 7-0 victory over Chicago...NO WORSE FOR WEAR: No player's debut ever was more prophetic. Hutson has been making the opposition look foolish on passes for six and a half years and he seems none the worse for wear. He has scored more touchdowns than any player in the history of the league and holds many other records. The undefeated Bears will try to stop Hutson Sunday when the Packers make their annual visit to Wrigley field. If they do, it will be the first time, because Huston apparently takes great delight in confounding Halas' plans to halter him...STILL GOES ON: The Bears whipped Green Bay there five weeks ago, 25-17, but they did not stop Hutson. Don caught four passes for 74 yards and scored one touchdown on a 45 yard pass gain. He has scored 52 touchdowns in six and a half years, 11 against the Bears. Last year Halas and his brain trust devised 12 defensive formations to stop Hutson, all calling for two men to cover him, but the Packer star was still in the open for aerials. Last month at Green Bay eight formations aimed at him brought the same result. Halas now shares the feeling of Jock Sutherland, Brooklyn coach, who watched Hutson run wild against his team in Milwaukee recently. Sutherland said Hutson was the best end he had ever seen and added: "There's 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." Huston has caught 36 passes for 441 yards this season, giving him 240 completions in his pro career, and this does not begin to measure his value as a decoy. Only Jack Manders of the Bears, who retired this season, and teammate Clark Hinkle have scored more points than Hutson. Manders has scored 368 points for eight season, Hinkle 346 for nine seasons and Hutson 343 points in seven.
JUST WORK - PREPARATION FOR SUNDAY PACKER-BEAR GAME CONTEST MOST INTENSIVE
OCT 29 (Milwaukee Journal) - Don Hutson is going to catch some passes against the Bears Sunday, possibly score. Bill Osmanski or Norm Standlee will catapult through the line and probably score, too. A record crowd of 46,000 is going to groan or roar. You are not going to think of it at the time, but behind everything which happens at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon will be a week of the hardest preparation either the Packers or the Bears have put in this season. The pass which Hutson catches or the touchdown which Osmanski scores are not things which just happen. They are set up through strict attention to detail and split second timing and through close study of each team's vulnerability. Every game is difficult, every defense different...NO TIME TO RELAX: The preparation for Sunday's game started last Sunday at about 4:30 o'clock. The Packers had just polished off the Detroit Lions and the Bears had just crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers. There was little mental relaxation. Over in Detroit, the talk before the boys had even shed their armor in the dressing room was all of the Bears, not of the game they had just finished. Down at Wrigley field, it was incidentally the same. The fever over next Sunday's game, which has gripped the public for several weeks has manifested itself in an unprecedented demand for tickets, has settled over the teams, too. The real work started Monday. The Bears, for the first time since leaving camp at Delafield, Wis., did not have a day off. Neither did the Packers. In a rough sort of way, each went about the preparations in the same manner. George Halas dug into his scout reports from way back and reviewed everything the Packers have ever tried, especially everything they have ever tried with Hutson for no man in all football has given Halas so many headaches as Hutson. Curly Lambeau similarly went into his scout reports of the Bears. After all, you can never tell when the cagey Halas may spring something he has not tried for several years. Each team's coaching staff got together on defenses. Perhaps they argued a little, one man holding out for this as the best way to stop Hutson, another for that. Perhaps they hit on something entirely new to halt the pulverizing smashes of Osmanski or Standlee and the sweeps of McAfee or Nolting. And then the offenses. What worked last Sunday against Pittsburgh's five man line may not be suited at all for the defense likely to be used by the Packers. What did not work as the Steelers played their secondary, may be just the thing as the Packers play theirs. More arguing...WORK, EAT, WORK: What the coaches finally decide then is put into effect in the practice. Take the Packers' daily workouts, for instance. A meeting was held Monday morning at 9 o'clock to review briefly the mistakes of Sunday's game and to see movies. At 10:30 o'clock the boys were on the field to start polishing up on the things to be used this week. They worked until 12:30. Lunch, but then back on the field at 2:30 for more work. Dinner. Then another meeting at night. The same routine was followed Tuesday and Wednesday, and will be followed Thursday and Friday. Defense will occupy the boys Thursday and Friday. Another field practice will be held Saturday morning, and Saturday night a meeting of the whole squad will be held in Chicago, to be followed by a separate meeting of the quarterbacks to discuss the strategy to be used. These boys will earn their salt this week. No time to loaf around. Practice twice a day, meetings every night. It is necessary, though. Out of it will come the pass which Hutson catches or the touchdown which Osmanski or Standlee scores. 46,000 will cheer or groan because a week of the hardest practice either team had put in this season succeeds or fails.
M'AFEE'S NO.1 FAN? LUCKMAN - AND SID KNOWS
OCT 29 (Chicago) - Not all of George McAfee's fans sit in the stands. Some of his public gets much closer to the Bears' one play wizard than the seats. In fact, the man who hands George the ball is spellbound by his running genius, and in the heat of a ball game, just another fan. "The toughest part of a ball game for me," said quarterback Sid Luckman yesterday, after the professional champions had put in three solid hours in Wrigley field preparing for Sunday's game with the Packers, "is giving the ball to George. You know, the quarterback has to make a fake on all plays unless he's willing to contribute $10 to the team's treasury. But even so, I always manage to at least get a quick look out of the corner of my eye at George as he gets underway."...SID HAS BACKERS, TOO: Luckman has his share of Sunday football followers, too. He isn't as spectacular as McAfee, of course. Sid's job is that of a calm executioner, picking plays at the right time as play director of this finest football team of all time. He realizes that Sunday he will have one of the most important assignments of his career. All right, crowd right into the huddle and listen to quarterback Luckman's imaginary soliloquy: "We'll run a couple of plays first to find out just what kind of a defense we're going to get today. See whether they're going to use a five, six or seven man line. I mustn't forget to see who's covering our man in motion, either. I'll have to watch closely as they may have more than just one man on this job. Let's see, now, who's in our backfield? Gallarneau, Swisher and Osmanski. That's important. These runners are specialists. Some of 'em are great on quick opening plays, other run the ends, and when the right time comes, I've got to pick out the right man for the right play."..."HAVE TO KEEP THINKING - ":"Gee, you have to keep thinking all the time. What down is it? And what is the position of the ball on the field? No score yet and if we do get stopped down there and we're close enough, we'll try a field goal. It's important to score first and I'll take three if I'm not sure of six points. I'll have to get a blueprint of that other line in my mind. Mustn't forget to see if their men are overshifting or undershifting." And so it goes. Thousands of thoughts in every game for the quarterback, at least the quarterback who cracks the whip for a team with such an intricate offensive and defensive system as the Bears. "The quarterback can't see everything that goes on," says this earnest young man from Columbia. "We get a lot of help from the linemen. They know how the other fellows are blocking and shifting. Back in the huddle, I ask for this information. It all makes for a better selection of plays and general tactics."
CLEVELAND REMAINS HOME OF RAMS
OCT 29 (Cleveland) - Ending speculation that the Cleveland Rams might be moved elsewhere after this campaign, President Dan Reeves announced Wednesday that "the Rams definitely will be in Cleveland again next year." Reeves told the Cleveland News in a telephone conversation from New York that he had talked the matter over with Fred Levy, Rams' vice-president, "and we're very happy to make announcement that the club will stay where it is." Although the Rams lost money each of their four previous seasons in the league, the financial statements this season have been considerably improved. The Rams have won only two of their seven league starts.
ADKINS, PACKER BACK, PASSES MILITARY TEST
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - Robert G. Adkins, 24, blocking back on the Green Bay Packers' pro football team, was accepted here Tuesday for military service after physical examination at the armory. He will be inducted late next month. Adkins' home is in Mt. Pleasant, W. Va., but he was called by a Green Bay draft board.
'BEAT BEARS' IS FANS' PLEA TO COACH CURLY LAMBEAU
OCT 30 (Green Bay) - Never before in the long history of the Green Bay Packers has Coach Curly Lambeau's office been flooded with so many good wishes and encouraging words in the form of telegrams, letter and telephone calls. The fans want the Packers to
take the steamrolling Bears in Chicago next Sunday
afternoon. Thousands of them are confident that it can
be done, regardless of what some "experts" have to say
on the subject. Typical was this wire from a Packer fan
in Detroit: "These Bears very badly need knocking off
that phony pedestal of theirs. When you want a tough
job done you pick out your best men to do it. That 
means the Packers; they are good clean workers who
know how to handle the job. They don't make mistakes
or leave their tools back at the stop or mess up your
place doing their work. They know what they are doing.
That is why we pick the Packers to do the job." The
communications come from all over the middle west.
Many of them, naturally, are from Green Bay and 
Wisconsin fans, but Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and
even Illinois backers are heavily represented. Lambeau
was pleased about the interest of the fans. The team
already is highly keyed for the battle, but players 
always fight harder when they know that their public is
backing them. The squad will leave the Chicago and
North Western station at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Undoubtedly a large crowd will be present to extend
their good wishes in person. There was no letup today 
in the workouts for the Packer team. Every single
offensive and defensive maneuver is being taken apart
and reassembled. Motion pictures of the Bear game in
Green Bay, when the Packers lost by 25 to 17, were
studied again...CANADEO IS INJURED: Tony Canadeo,
the freshman from Gonzaga who made such an 
impressive start in the backfield this season, may not
be able to play, or at least as much as usual. Two
bones in his left hand were broken in Detroit, and he 
has  been practicing with a heavy cast on the injured
member. Lambeau also announced that Ernie Pannell,
a first-year lineman from the Texas Aggies, is quite ill
with a sinus infection. With the exception of Pannell 
and Canadeo, the squad should be in excellent shape.
Russ Letlow, a veteran guard, will be in Packer uniform
for the first time this season. Russ has been working 
out regularly and he was placed on the eligible list when
Del Lyman was released and went to the Cleveland
Rams. The Bears will be bidding for their fifth straight
victory over the Packers. Their winning streak started in
1939, when they gained a thrilling and spectacular 30 to
27 victory. The lead in that game changed four times...
BEARS WIN 23: Since the series started in 1921, the
Bears have won 23 games, lost 18 and tied four. 
Following that 30 to 27 triumph, they have beaten the
Packers by scores of 41 to 10, 14 to 7 and 25 to 17. 
The Packers to a man think that this is the time for 
them to get their revenge on the Bears. If they win, they
will have an excellent chance of eventually winning the
Western division title and their sixth National league
championship. A scare was thrown into the Bear camp
Wednesday. While in the midst of one of their hardest
workouts of the year, Coach George Halas noticed
three men outlined against a window of one of the
apartments across the street from Wrigley field. Halas
feared the worst - Packer scouts...ANDY WON'T PLAY:
Trainer Andy Lotshaw was sent to investigate, and
returned with the information that the three were playing
pinochle, and had invited him to join them. So Andy and
Halas and the rest of the Bears caught their breaths 
and went right on working. Both squad have been
conducting their workouts with the utmost secrecy.
Halas and Lambeau both know the good work that 
spies can do. A capacity crowd of some 45,000 fans
will be at Wrigley field for the game, which starts at 
1:30 p.m., central standard time. Thousands of requests
for tickets had to be turned down. Three special trains
will be operated from Fox River valley points for the 
fans from this territory. The "Duchateau Special" on the
North Western road will leave Green Bay at 7:15 a.m,
Sunday, arriving in Chicago at 11:30 a.m. via Manitowoc
and Sheboygan. It will leave on the return trip at 7:35
p.m., arriving here at 12:15 a.m., Monday..MILWAUKEE
ROAD TRAIN: Another train from Green Bay, the
"Carrigan Special", will be run by the Milwaukee Road.
It will leave the Carrigan hotel at 7:45 a.m. and is to
arrive in Chicago at 11:59 a.m. Stops will be made at
De Pere, Hilbert Junction and Plymouth. Sunday night
the train will leave Chicago at 7 o'clock, and is to arrive
in Green Bay at 11:15 p.m. The third train is the
"Metropolitan Bar Special", leaving Appleton at 7:15 
a.m. Sunday on the Milwaukee road, and operating via
Neenah-Menasha, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and West
Bend. It will arrive in Chicago at 12:15 p.m., and is to
start the return trip at 7:30, reaching Appleton at
midnight.
ONE DODGER, THREE PACKERS IS SUMMARY OF
PRO GRID LEADERS
OCT 30 (Chicago) - Tabulating the deeds of National
Football leaguers becomes simpler each week. One 
merely takes a Brooklyn Dodger and three Green Bay
Packers and adds on a lot of other fellows. The Dodger
is Pug Manders, a lantern jawed fullback, who went to 
the front at the start with a 46-yard run and increased
his lead last Sunday with a 42-yard run against the New
York Giants. Manders has piled up 266 yards in 53
attempts, an average of 4.9 yards per try. Behind
Manders at the moment is Frank Filchock, Washington
Redskin tailback, who with Cecil Isbell and Clarke
Hinkle of Green Bay, forced John Drake of Cleveland
down from second place to fifth. Filchock picked up 44
yards in 12 attempts against Cleveland...URAM MOST
NOTABLE: Andy Uram of Green Bay made the most
notable gain, however. The former Minnesota halfback,
who set a season record for punt returns by bringing
back a kick 90 yards for a touchdown against Brooklyn
on Oct. 12, turned in the longest run from scrimmage
Sunday when he broke away for 61 yards and piled up
106 yards in seven attempts. It moved him up to sixth
in the standings. Isbell increased his passing lead 
against Detroit, giving him 76 completions in 130 tries
for 989 yards and nine touchdowns. Don Hutson took
two touchdown passes from Isbell, bringing his total of
touchdowns on passes to five. Hutson now has caught
36 passes for a total of 447 yards. He also increased
his scoring lead, while George McAfee, the Chicago
Bears' sensational open field runner, gained on second
place with a touchdown against Pittsburgh. McAfee 
now is only two points behind Hinkle, who has scored
38 points to Hutson's 52.
GREEN BAY IS CERTAIN ITS TEAM WILL WIN
OCT 30 (Milwaukee Journal) - So the Bears are going to
roll all over the Packers Sunday, eh? They are going to
roll over them just as they rolled over Cleveland and
Detroit and the Cardinals and Pittsburgh? Well, come
spend a day up here and let your feelings be known.
Curly Lambeau and his right hand bower, Red Smith,
just laugh. The Packers themselves snap out a surly
"Oh, yeah?" And the townspeople, who would gladly die
for dear old Lambeau U at a time like this want to fight.
There is an amazing confidence in this town with the
game only a few days away. It is not the phony kind,
either, the kind that a brash King Levinsky utters before
he goes into the ring to collapse against Joe Louis. It is
all-wool. "Look, pal," a bartender on one of the main
stem's oasis as he dug down behind the bar and came
up with a little piece of paper folded to hold a powder.
"This is a Mickey Finn. This is what those Packers are
going to slip Mr. Halas Sunday and he isn't going to
know he is getting it." The source of all optimism is the
Packers themselves, of course. They know they were
licked by the Bears up here September 28. They know
they have played in and out ball much of the other time.
But they know, too, what they can do when they really
settle down, and they have settled down for this game
as seldom before. On the mechanical side of the game
they feel that their own stuff is just as good as the stuff
off the "T". On the physical side, they feel they have just 
as much speed and just as much weight as the Bears.
On the mental side they feel they have an edge. Curly
explained the mental attitude: "All the talk that the
Bears are going to devour us," he said, "has had a
tremendous effect on the squad. It has been one of our
problems up here all year to get the boys into a frame
of mind in which they would put out as we have felt right
along they could. They went about one game after
another in a matter of fact way and nothing we did
seemed to affect them. But this talk about the
omnipotent Bears, about a slaughter Sunday - it
challenged them. They're in a fine frame of mind now."
Lambeau also turned back to the first game. "I know a
lot of people feel that the Bears, because they scored
in four plays after we had taken the lead, 17-15, could
have scored on us any time they wanted to. Don't ever
think they could or that they tried to hold down the
score on us. If there is anything Halas would like to do
it is mop up the field with us. He didn't try to hold down
the score a year ago, did he? (The Bears beat the
Packers at Green Bay a year ago, 41-10.) We made
some fatal mistakes in that first game this year. With
the score 22 to 17 in favor of the Bears in the fourth
quarter for instance, we had first down on Chicago's 12,
and because of a couple of missed assignments turned
over the ball to the Bears on downs on the 31. Isbell was
smothered for a 20 yard loss on a pass. We won't do that Sunday. Just let us get the ball on the 12. Then a little while later in the fourth quarter in that first game, with the score still 22-17, we got a first down on the 30, and Canadeo fumbles. Let us get it on the 30 Sunday and see if we fumble again. Why, we even handed the Bears their clinching points (Snyder's field goal) on a fumble. Isbell fumbled on first down inside our 30 and the Bears recovered for the position they used to kick. And remember, when the game ended, we were back inside Chicago's 10. We made those mistakes and they hurt. But look, and see if I'm not right, we aren't going to make them Sunday." Lambeau hinted at several defensive changes to stop the pulverizing Halas backfield, and several new maneuvers of his own, but he would go no further than a hint. "We'll be ready, don't worry. And look, we've got an even chance to win, not a 4 to 1 chance. Call me on this if I'm wrong." Is it any wonder Green Bay is serenely confident a couple of days before the game?
BEARS SUFFER RECURRENCE OF AN OLD AILMENTl IT'S HUTSONITIS!
OCT 30 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears are worrying about Don Hutson again - or still. This represents perhaps the longest continuous worry they ever have had. The lanky end from Pine Bluff, Ark., officially was in the league less than one minute when he caused the Chicagoans their first headache concerning him. That was six years ago. This week, preparing for the Green Bay Packers' do-or-die invasion of Wrigley field Sunday afternoon, Mr. Hutson's lank form again bobs up to haunt the pro champions. Hutson's first NFL game was with the Packers against Chicago in the fall of 1935, just after Don had played on the All-Star eleven, which lost to the Bears, 5 to 0...FEATHERS LOSES TO HUTSON: The Packers brought the Bears' kickoff back to their 17 yard line. On the first play, Arnie Herber faded back almost to the goal line and pitched a pass far down the field. Beattie Feathers was the Bear delegated to cover Hutson. But Feathers never had a chance. Hutson made a leaping catch in midfield, and with a tremendous burst of speed, pulled away from Feathers, who gave up the chase about 20 yards from the goal line. Those 6 points represented victory for the Packers. That was all the scoring in the game, and was fulsome revenge for Don against the Bears. Since that afternoon, the Bears and the other teams in the league have had to map two separate sets of defenses against the Packers - one with Hutson playing and another with Hutson out. They are afraid that those defenses arranged with Hutson out won't be of much use Sunday. This is the game the Packers must win, and each minute Hutson is in there increases their chances...CARRY SCORING BURDEN: By scoring two touchdowns against Cleveland Sunday, Hutson became the greatest touchdown maker in the league's history. He had made 52 in all; 10 against the Bears. One of the six touchdowns Don has made this season in seven games was against the Bears. All season long, Hutson and Clarke Hinkle have carried the Packers' scoring burden, and the 200 pound fullback was making touchdowns for Green Bay three years before Don came up from the University of Alabama. Hinkle's total for the season is 38, giving this high powered scoring duo 90 of the 149 points the Packers have made. Herber is gone from this combination, but in his place is Cecil Isbell, who has completed 76 passes in seven games this year for 989 yards, and nine touchdowns...18 BEARS CONTRIBUTE POINTS: Thus, it is easy to put the finger on the Packers' scoring threats, but just the opposite is true of the Bears. Eighteen players have contributed to the 209 points the champions have amassed in five games. Thirteen different fellows have made touchdowns, and five others have chipped in with scoring kicks...The Bears will be bidding for their fifth straight triumph over Green Bay, the streak having started in 1939, when perhaps the most thrilling battle of the series resulted in a 30 to 27 score. The lead changed hands four times. Those 27 points are the most the Packers have made against the Bears in 45 games. The Bears have won 23, lost 18 and tied 4. Since the 30 to 27 triumph, they have beaten the Packers by scores of 41 to 10, 14 to 7 and 25 to 17...Last season, Green Bay's 238 points were made by 11 individuals. The Packers, who were defending champions in 1940, made 30 touchdowns in 11 games. The Bears, in five this season, have scored the exact number...Just to be sure that Joe Maniaci, Bears' fullback, gives his injured knee a complete rest, he has been kept in a hospital since Monday...Yesterday, while the Bears were in the midst of one of their hardest workouts of the year, Coach George Halas noticed three men outlined a window of one of the apartments across the street from Wrigley field. Trainer Andy Lotshaw was sent to reconnoiter, and returned with the breathless information that the three were playing pinochle, and has invited him to join them. Andy didn't accept, because he doesn't know how to pronounce or spell pinochle, much less play it.
HERE IS DON HUTSON'S RECORD
OCT 30 (Chicago) - Don Hutson, Green Bay Packer end, who caught two touchdown passes against the 
Detroit Lions last Sunday to become the leading touchdown producer in NFL history, has never scored against the New York Giants in a regular season game. Hutson, according to the league office here, compiled his record total of 51 touchdowns in six and a half seasons. The Bears have been victimized by Hutson at least once each season since the Alabama sprinter broke into professional football by taking an 87-yard pass on the first play of his first game to beat them 7 to 0. Cleveland has been Hutson's softest touch. In three consecutive games against the Rams in 1937 and 1938 he caught three touchdown passes, a league record. His 51 touchdowns surpass by one the former record held by Verne Lewellen, a star at Green Bay before Hutson got there. On the Packers' all-time scoring list Hutson is credited with 52 touchdowns instead of 51. The reason apparently is that points scored in playoff or other extra games were counted in the early years of the Packers. 
RECORD PRO CROWD TO SEE GREEN BAY AND BEARS BATTLE
OCT 30 (Chicago) - The 46th renewal Sunday of the NFL's oldest rivalry - between Green Bay's Packers and the big, bad Chicago Bears - has everything, except a park big enough to hold all the fans who want to watch it. The clamor for tickets is unprecedented. ​All the seats in Wrigley field have been sold and 3,000 standing room ducats were gobbled up in a few hours. The throng attracted by the pivotal battle will number 46,500, breaking all past records for a pro game in the Middle West. The Bears and Packers have met 45 times, but none of the games was more important in the championship battle than this one. A victory for the undefeated Bears would virtually cinch the Western sectional crown and give Chicago a berth in the championship playoff against the Eastern winner. No other team on the Bear schedule is rated more than a long shot chance to whip the high scoring champions. The Bears have whipped the Packers 23 times in the
past and lost 18. Four games ended in ties. But always the fans have witnessed spectacular offensive battles with the Packers' great aerial attack pitted again the Bears' crushing ground game. The Bears' biggest problem is to cover Don Hutson, Green Bay's incomparable end, who has scored 11 touchdowns in
the 13 games he has played against the champions. The Packers should be no happier to know that the Bears are at peak strength for the first time this season, including all those massive linemen and fleet backs.
PACKERS GRIM AND DETERMINED LEAVE FOR
BEAR GAME
NOV 1 (Green Bay) - Confidence of the underdog was
registered on the faces of the Green Bay Packers as 
they boarded a North Western train at 1 o'clock this
afternoon, bound for Chicago where Sunday they will
engage the Bears in a struggle that is to have a vital
bearing on the Nation league championship. "We figure
on winning, and we shall be highly disappointed if we
don't," declared Coach Curly Lambeau. "Our team is 
going out to win - you can be certain of that." Ever since
they took that 25 to 17 trimming from the inspired Bears
here in Green Bay Sept. 28, the Packers have been
pointing for Sunday's battle. Today they were in 
excellent spirits, just as were those teams in the past
that established a National league record for this city by
winning five championships...SET MIDWEST RECORD:
Some 46,500 fans will fill Wrigley field to overflowing for
the gigantic engagement. That will make it the largest
crowd ever to see a league game in the midwest. The
game will start at 1:30, central standard time. The
thousands of fans who weren't able to purchase tickets
can do the next best thing by sitting before their radios.
Both WTAQ, Green Bay, and WTMJ, Milwaukee, will
serve fans in this area. There are plenty of reasons why
that meeting in Chicago is a sellout. So far the Bears
have been undefeated, their closest game having been
that 25 to 17 victory over the Packers. The Bears have
amassed a total of 209 points while allowing their
opponents only 52. Next best in the Western division
is Green Bay. Their scoring record is not as impressive
as that of the Bears, but they still are classed as a
great football team when they are going right. In their
seven games so far, the Packers have lost only to the
Bears. Unless something wholly disastrous happens to
that powerful team put onto the field this year by Coach
George Halas, Sunday is the last opportunity the Bays
will have of emerging on top. Only the Redskins of the
five foes remaining on the Bears' schedule after this
game can be given a fair chance of coming through with
a victory...HALAS FEARS PASSES: Feared most by
George Halas - and don't think he isn't afraid of this one
- is the murderous passing attack that is breaking all
records in the NFL. The combination of Cecil Isbell to
Don Hutson has given the tricky Bear mentor more than
one sleepless night. Lambeau hopes for a dry field in
order to have the passing attack at its best. As late as
Friday it was feared that the Wrigley field turf would be
one great mud puddle, but the skies have cleared since
then. If the weather continues to be favorable, Halas had
better have a topnotch pass defense. The rain that did
fall probably did not hurt the field much. Halas kindly
covered it with a tarpaulin, probably believing that his
running game needed a dry field as much as the Green
Bay passing plays...OTHER STARS, TOO: Isbell and
Hutson are not the only stars carried by the Packers.
There is the veteran Clarke Hinkle, for instance, who is
giving Hutson a run for the scoring honors in the league
this year. And there is Andy Uram, a powerful runner.
Russel Letlow, a veteran of six years at guard, will be in
a Packer uniform for the first time this season. Russ 
has been working out regularly, but he was not put on 
the eligible list until Del Lyman was released to the
Cleveland Rams. Physically, the Packers are in close
to excellent condition. Tony Canadeo broke two bones
in his right hand in the game at Detroit last Sunday, but
his right mitt is as sound as ever and Tony can be
expected to give Isbell a hand with the passing chores.
Ernie Pannell, a first-year man from the Texas Aggies,
has had a sinus infection and may not be able to play...
HAVE BUSY WEEK: The Packers completed a week 
of strenuous drills with a squad meeting Friday. Coach
Lambeau went over is entire strategy, defense and
offense, in order to polish up all the weak points. Some
time was spent studying the motion pictures of the
earlier game with the Bears. Bears who will shine in the
Chicago offense as George McAfee, a great runner, and
Sid Luckman, a fine passer even if he doesn't approach
the excellence of Isbell. The line smashes of Bill
Osmanski also will bear watching. Four special trains
will carry Wisconsin and upper Michigan fans to Chicago Sunday morning. The Carrigan special on the Milwaukee road and the Duchateau special on the North Western will move out of Green Bay. Another Milwaukee road special will leave Iron Mountain and pass through Green Bay. The fourth is the Metropolitan Bar train, leaving Appleton on the North Western line. Hundreds of other fans planned to leave earlier by train, and other decided to drive. Packerland will be well represented despite the shortage of tickets.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 1 (Green Bay) - If the Packers come through with another NFL championship - and vast numbers of fans are pretty sure they will - you can credit history with repeating itself. The same situation confronting the Packers today occurred in 1936, when a great Green Bay team rose out of the shambles and staged a roaring finish for the title. When the Chicago Bears came to Green Bay that year, the Packers were made victims of a 30 to 3 debacle. When time came to battle the Bears again, the situation appeared hopeless. More hopeless, in fact, than this year. Curly Lambeau never was a coach to call it quits. He groomed and polished that team until he was satisfied that he had reached the limit. Then he took his men to Chicago, turned on everything he had, and wound up with a 21 to 10 victory. Then the Packers really started roaring. They went east, and turned back the Redskins at Boston by 7 to 3. As throughout that great championship drive, it was the passing of Arnold Herber to Don Hutson that helped do the work at Boston. Came Brooklyn, and a 38 to 7 decision for the red hot Green Bay team. Next was New York, and when the struggle ended the score read 26 to 14 against the Giants. Moving westward, the Packers sat in the stands at Detroit on Thanksgiving day when the Lions did Green Bay a good run by upsetting the Bears, 13 to 7, sending the Packers into undisputed first place. Three days later the Packers were back at the Detroit stadium, as the performers this time. They trimmed the Detroit squad, 26 to 17. That same day the Bears were given their worst upset of the year by losing to the Cardinals at Chicago. This made the Packers the champions in the Western division. Next the Packers played a listless scoreless tie with the Cardinals, but they didn't need the win and Lambeau kept his regulars under wraps. The final test came Dec. 13 at the Polo Grounds in New York City. After leading by only 7 to 6 at halftime, the Packers cut loose and trimmed a stubborn Boston eleven, 21 to 6, for the National league crown. That was a great year for the Packers! And who knows that this won't be another one much like it?
ALL GREEN BAY'S HOPES DEPEND ON OUTCOME OF TILT WITH BEARS
NOV 1 (Chicago) - It is do or die for the Packers at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. All their carefully nurtured hopes will be put on the line against George Halas' undefeated Bear powerhouse in the crucial game of the western division race. The Packers will go into undisputed possession of first place if they win. They will be all but eliminated from the race if they lose. The Bears Saturday ruled prohibitive 7 to 2 favorites to continue their uninterrupted sweep which already includes a 25 to 17 victory over the Packers in the first game of their home and home series at Green Bay five weeks ago. The team has hung up one of the most imposing records in the history of pro football. Except for the first Packer game, which was fairly close, the Halas men have flattened every team they have faced. A record breaking crowd of 46,400 will see the battle. Except for bleachers and standing room seats which will be placed on sale Sunday morning, every seat had been sold for several weeks. The game is one of a full schedule of five league contests Sunday. In the others the New York Giants will meet the Chicago Cardinals at the Polo Ground, the Philadelphia Eagles will play the Brooklyn Dodgers at Brooklyn, the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Washington Redskins at Washington, and the Detroit Lions will meet the Cleveland Rams at Cleveland. Wet fields are forecast for the games in the east. Clear weather is predicted for the game here although the field may be soggy because of Saturday's rain.
PACKERS ARE CONFIDENT AS THEY PASS THROUGH
NOV 1 (Milwaukee) - Thirty-three strong, aside from trainers, property men and coaches, the Packers passed through Milwaukee shortly after noon Saturday for their important engagement with the Bears at Wrigley field Sunday. The team was in high spirits and in fine condition. A two hour meeting preceded the departure from Green Bay. Two other meetings are to be held in Chicago Saturday night, one for the squad as a whole and one for the quarterbacks.
BEARS FAVORED TO DEFEAT GREEN BAY AGAIN TODAY
OCT 1 (Chicago) - THE game of the year in NFL circles is scheduled for Wrigley field here Sunday afternoon when the undefeated, untied Chicago Bears, defending champions, meet the once beaten Green Bay Packers in a game that will either virtually cinch the Western half title for the Bears or give the Packers
a tie for the honors. A record crowd of 46,300 will see the game. Victorious over the Packers by 25 to 17 at
Green Bay early in the season, the Bears are heavy favorites to repeat here again Sunday with the dopesters giving all the way from 13 to 21 points. The gamblers, however, are not so lenient with their odds and the best Packer money can find is 10 or 11 points in their favor. Neither is Owner-Coach George Halas of the Bears so confident. He's worried over the big scores his team had piled up in every game this fall and believes it is due for a letdown. He is also aware of the fact that the Packers have always proved much tougher opposition here in November than they have been in the early game at Green Bay. Between Packer improvement and the fear of overconfidence on the part of his hired hands, Halas has driven his squad harder this week than at any other time this season. For the first time he had his players engage in a stiff Monday drill. Halas' chief concern will be to stop the passing of the Bays, featuring the Cec Isbell to Don Hutson combination that has raised so much havoc with the best laid plans of all coaches for the past several years. Hutson has been the chief thorn in the Bears' side since his first game in the pro ranks, a game in which he took a 55-yard pass from Arnie Herber and streaked down the field for a touchdown on the first play of the game. The gain was good for 88 yards and was the forerunner of many other outstanding efforts that have caused the Bears no end of trouble in following games. Halas is not only concerned with the passing, however. He has pointed out the Packers marched up the field in eight plays to score at Green Bay and that the Bays' spin stuff is never as effective early in the season as it is in the late games when timing and deception have been perfected. He adds that with backs like Clarke Hinkle, Andy Uram, Hal Van Every, Lou Brock, Joe Laws and Tony Canadeo the Packers have an array that should be as powerful on terra firma as they are in the air. Opposing the Packers will be an array of stars such as seldom gathered under one gridiron maestro. Headed by the super field general, great passing, and deceptive Sid Luckman, at quarter, the Bears' backs explode speed and finesse off one of the finest attacks ever conceived. Every back is blessed with speed, some have power and others have finesse. In front of this backfield array is a powerful, hard charging line, tough on defense and powerful on the attack. It all adds up to what should be the battle of the year between gridiron giants.
HALAS SEES DRY FIELD FOR BIG GAME TOMORROW
NOV 1 (Chicago) - The way the rain was coming down yesterday morning in Wrigley field produced the thought that the Bears and Packers would have to use boats as convoys for touchdowns when they meet tomorrow afternoon in a game which either will make it clear sailing for the Chicagoans to the Western division title or thrust the woodsmen from the north back into the title fight. There came a reassuring note, though, from the big Bear, George Halas. "The field will be dry," he said, buttoning up his slicker around his next after shooing the Bears into the clubhouse. "Of course," he continued slyly, "we realize this might be to Green Bay's advantage, as mud would help us stop Hutson. (George didn't say anything about firm football being desirable for George (One Play) McAfee, or some of his others fleet pals.) The entire field is covered by a tarpaulin."...LEAGUE ROOTS FOR PACKERS: Curly Lambeau will lead his Packers into town late this afternoon aware that a defeat tomorrow will eliminate them from a voice in the 1941 title proceedings. The other eight clubs of the NFL will be behind Lambeau to a man, fervently hoping the nightmare induced by the Bears' wholesale touchdowns comes to an end. The Packers, since their 25 to 17 loss to the Bears in September, have won four consecutive games, but were near defeat in one and a tie in another. They pulled out late against the Cardinals to
win, 14 to 13, and Hutson kicked a field goal to beat
Cleveland, 17 to 14. These close calls are charged to
the Packers' intense concentration on this second
game with the Bears, who now have whipped them four
times in a row. It is certain that both of these ancient
foes will be keyed to the limit tomorrow. Does Halas 
fear the Packers? The answer is yes - with diagrams...
TWO FAMOUS PLAYS: Below are two of Green Bay's
famous plays, which gives the Bears' board of strategy
that nervous feeling. No. 1 is a forward pass in the flat
to the fullback, either Clarke Hinkle or Eddie Jankowski,
and a very effective play it is. But No. 2 bring even more
shivers. It is one of the their more intricate maneuvers,
designed to create chaos in the ranks of the opposition.
In this play, Hutson moves from left end to the right side,
flanking right end, Carl Mulleneaux, and taking his place
back of the line of scrimmage in the backfield. The right
half, Joe Laws, moved up to Hutson's vacated left end
spot. A pass from this formation was thrown against
the Bears two years ago to Mulleneaux for a nineteen
yard gain. The Bears always have claimed the play 
should have been ruled out because the halfback did not
come up to the scrimmage line, leaving five Packers in
the backfield...6,500 TICKETS ARE LEFT: A total of
6,500 tickets will be placed on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow
at Wrigley field. Five thousand of these are for the $1
bleacher seats. The others are for standing room and
priced at $1.65. It was expected that all of the 3,000
standing room tickets could have been disposed of
Tuesday when the sale opened at the Hub, but the
customers were restricted to two to forestall scalpers.
RECORD CROWD MAY SEE BEARS MEET PACKERS
NOV 2 (Chicago) - This is the day that tells the story in
the 1941 NFL championship race. It is an old story:
Bears vs. Packers. It's the last chance for the giants from the north who since 1921 have been battling the Bears. If Green Bay loses today, the Bears will be as good as in the league's title game with the eastern champions...PREDICT CLEAR WEATHER: Every available square inch in Wrigley field has been utilized to provide for the biggest crowd ever to see a professional game in Chicago. The permanent seating capacity has been augmented by standing room for 3,000 in right field and 800 field seats, or 46,300 in all. Tickets for the bleachers, 5,000 at $1, including tax, and 1,500 standing room tickets at $1.65 will go on sale at 10 o'clock. Last November's game between these rivals set an attendance record of 45,434. Weather predictions are for clear weather, with the temperature around freezing. The field, protected from rains all week long, should be dry...CAN THEY REPEAT?: Only Green Bay can conceivably stop the rush of the peerless Bears toward their second straight title - something no team has accomplished since the men of George Halas captured titles in 1932 and 1933. The Packers gave the Bears their only scare of the 1941 season. This was in the champions' opening game in Green Bay. After the Bears had rushed into a 15 to 0  lead, Green Bay came back with a withering attack which turned the game in its favor, 17 to 15. Into this crisis came George (One Play) McAfee with the first of his spectacular 1941 dashes. Fifty seconds after relinquishing the lead the Bears were on top again, started to a touchdown by McAfee's fifty-one yard kickoff return. They went on to win, 25 to 17, and since then have defeated the Cleveland Rams, the Cardinals, Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Steelers, ringing up 209 points to their opponents' 52...BEARS MAY DROP TO 2ND: Green Bay had beaten the Lions and Rams this season before running into the Bears. The Packers followed this defeat by whipping the Rams, Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers and Lions. This gives the Packers six victories against a lone defeat to the Bears' five straight triumphs. A Green Bay victory really would shove the Bears into second place, as they have played two fewer games than the Packers. Both teams are coming up to this battle as near perfection as possible. The Bears held out four of their players last week against the Steelers - Ray Nolting, Norman Standlee, Joe Stydahar and Joe Mihal - but these four have recovered from minor injuries. The Packers are ready, too. They've been boiling over since losing to the Bears early in the season. This is the 46th meeting of the old rivals. George Halas of the Bears and Curly Lambeau of the Packers have been on opposite sides of the field in each engagement, their bitter rivalry accentuated by the years. Chicago has won 23, lost 18 and tied 4...HUTSON BRINGS A RECORD: Lambeau, one of the pioneers of the National league, who has kept pace with the rapidly changing conditions in pro football, has put new parts in his great machine of past years, but he still depends upon the old standbys. Only last week in Cleveland, Don Hutson, splintery end, caught two touchdown passes to become the greatest touchdown scorer in the league's history. He has crossed an enemy goal line 51 times in seven seasons. Clarke Hinkle, 31 year old fullback from Bucknell, is as good as ever in this, his 10th campaign with the men from the north. He has gained more yards than any man who ever played in the league. Another oldster is Buckets Goldenberg, still a regular guard after nine seasons in the league. But they have added such new men as Tony Canadeo, halfback from Gonzaga; Herman Rohrig, halfback from Nebraska; Lee McLaughlin, 226 pound guard from Virginia, and Ernie Pannell, tackle from the great Texas Aggie eleven of 1940.
LAMBEAU REMAINS SILENT ON PLANS FOR BEAR GAME
OCT 31 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau is not doing much talking these days, but you can bet that it is not for lack of plenty to say. Sunday afternoon the Green Bay Packers will be in Chicago for their greatest test of the season so far - against the unbeaten
Chicago Bears. Lambeau never talks before games like
that. George Halas, the mastermind of the Bears, is
becoming more worried each day because of Lambeau's
self-imposed ban on conversation. Halas fears that
Lambeau is cooking somethinig. One announcement
came out of the Packer camp today: That center Tom
Greenfield is also working at tackle. This was the most
important change in the line since Russ Letlow, a five
year veteran, returned to his guard position earlier this
week. The Packers will leave Green Bay on the North
Western road at 1 o'clock p.m. Saturday. Thousands of
fans have been disappointed because they were unable
to obtain tickets. The entire game will be broadcast over
the air, however, and local followers may tune to stations
WTAQ or WTMJ at 1:25 p.m. Sunday. An overflow 
crowd of 46,300 will be in Wrigley field for the conflict. It
will be the largest crowd in the history of professional
football in Chicago. The Packers are out for revenge, 
and to stay in the running for the NFL championship. In
Green Bay Sept. 28, the Packers lost to the Bears by
25 to 17 - and they have been bitter about if ever since...
NOT THIS TIME: In that game  here Sept. 28 the Bears
scored on four plays, including the kickoff, 51 seconds
after the Packers had gained a lead in the third quarter.
This time, the Packers have declared there won't be any
napping like that. Since the famous Bear-Packer series
began in 1921, the Bears have won 23 games, the Packers have come out ahead 18 times, and four of the meetings ended in a tie. The Bears have scored 494 points, Green Bay 420. The Packers must win Sunday to retain more than a mighty slim chance of coming through with the Western division title. There is not much hope of the Bears being stopped after Sunday except by the Washington Redskins in Chicago Nov. 16...WOULD MEAN TIE: A victory for Green Bay Sunday would virtually pull the Bears back into a tie with the Packers at one defeat apiece, although the Packers would be ahead on a percentage basis since they are further along on their schedule by two games. Fans can expect the Packers to rely much upon the passing of Cecil Isbell and the receiving of Don Hutson, as well as the battering of fullback Clarke Hinkle. Isbell, Hutson and Hinkle lead the NFL in these departments. The Bears are expected to be at their best strength of the season against the Packers. Standouts on their squad are the great runs of George McAfee, the passes of Sid Luckman and the line smashes of Bill Osmanski. It won't be an easy task for the Packers to come through with the victory they want. Fans can be cheered somewhat, however, in the knowledge that they are in great physical condition, and that their mental attitude is everything that a coach desires. Apparently the only Packers on the ailing list are Tony Canadeo and Del Lyman. Canadeo has his left hand in a cast, but it is not his passing hand and should not slow him up much. Lyman, a lineman, is ill with a sinus infection.
RECORD CROWD, 46,400, TO SEE PACKERS-BEARS
OCT 31 (Milwaukee Journal) - The largest crowd which has ever seen a professional football game in the middle west, 46,400, will watch the Packers and Bears in their crucial game at Wrigley field Sunday. Wrigley field has been sold out for other games in this series, but it had never had the last inch of seating space utilized as it will have Sunday. Three thousand standing room tickets will be sold Sunday morning - and can you imagine what a mob will be in line to get them? Only one thing has marred the picture. How do the scalpers so consistently get their large blocks of tickets? The public got one of its worst rookings in years for this game. Scalpers Friday still had large blocks and were getting as high as $40 for a choice seat. Elmer Layden, league president, might well supervise the distribution of tickets for a game like this and assure the public at least a half way decent break...So many of these November games, with frequent substitutions, wind up in the gloaming, that Sunday's game will start at 1:30 o'clock. The gates at Wrigley field will open at 10:30. If you are driving, park out somewhere on Ashland Avenue if you want to get away quickly...BEARS HOLD EDGE: Sunday's battle will be the forty-sixth in the series started in 1921. The Bears have won 23 of the game, the Packers battle will be the forty-sixth in the series started in 1921. The Bears have won 23 of the game, the Packers 18. Four of them ended in ties. The Bears have won the last four, and, of course, rule prohibitive favorites to make it five in a row. They are 4 to 1 favorites in straight betting, 10 point favorites otherwise...Halas, by his own admission, has futilely tried a half dozen defenses to stop Hutson. He had tried to knock him down and tried to hold him on the line of scrimmage. He has covered him with two men and in some instances three. But he has never really stopped him. In 13 games against the Bears, Hutson has scored 11 touchdowns on passes and helped set up at least as many more. No wonder Halas has slept a little fitfully this week...TOO FAST FOR JOHNSOS: They tell a funny story about Luke Johnsos, one of Halas' assistants, in the 1935 game which Hutson decided by grabbing a 60 yard pass from Arnie Herber on the first play from scrimmage. Johnsos has very bad eyesight and always wears glasses. He watched the kickoff which Herber juggled and finally recovered on his own 12, and then with the Packers safely in a hole, or at least so it seemed, settled back easily to clean his "specs". "It looks as though we got 'em George," he is supposed to have remarked. "They'll never get out of this." But he had hardly finished and was still wiping his glasses, when George let out a string of oaths a mile long. "Why, what's the matter, George," Johnsos innocently asked. "What's the matter?" Halas bellowed. "Why the Packers have just scored."...Russ Letlow, veteran guard, who was injured in practice early in August and who has not played at all this season, will be ready to start Sunday. His presence will not hurt the Packers' chances any, either, for of all the left guard, he is the only one who has had more than one game experience against the Bears. It was over the guards, too, if you remember, that the Bears roared so enthusiastically in the first game at Green Bay. McLaughlin, Bucchianeri and Kuusisto all were making their first start against the Bears. Letlow has a badly injured ankle. He has been working out for a month and could have played last week, but was held out for Sunday's game...CAN HISTORY REPEAT?: Sunday's game recalls the situation which existed before the second game between the teams in 1936. It was almost identical. The Bears had won the first game at Green Bay easily, 30 to 3. They entered the second game undefeated. They were overwhelming favorites to repeat their earlier triumph. The Packers had played only in and out ball. But then came the upset. The Packers won, 21 to 10. Or was it an upset, for the so-called "unbeatable" Bears dropped two more games that year and the Packers went on to the championship?...If the mail which the Packers are receiving this week is any indication, the boys will certainly not want for moral support. The whole middle west, it seems, is pulling for them, even part of Chicago. Lambeau's desk is piled high with wires and letters of good wishes. Everybody loves an underdog...Which side would rain help most? It would not help either of them. It would cut down Green Bay's passing effectiveness and it would affect Chicago's tricky ball handling. Rain would not help either side - so keep your fingers crossed.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS LEAVE FOR BATTLE IN NEW YORK
OCT 31 (Milwaukee) - Twenty-five members of the Milwaukee Chiefs left Milwaukee today for New York, where they will battle the Americans Sunday. New York defeated the Chiefs, 10 to 3, in a game at Milwaukee early in the season.
GREEN BAY MAY REMEMBER BEARS' BOBBY SWISHER
OCT 31 (Chicago) - Those two Italian strong boys, Gary Famiglietti, of the New England accent from Boston, and Joseph V. Maniaci, prosperous insurance broker from Lodi, N.J., each tumbled over the Green Bay goal line in the 1940 annual November battle between the Bears and Packers in Wrigley field. Theirs were the scores which gave the Bears a 14 to 7 victory, an important item in achieving the NFL title. Yet in the final analysis, it was 160 pounds Bob (Streaky) Swisher who figured high up in the list of heroes and, if the Bears, by some hook or crook, are held to a close score Sunday when they meet this old foe again, Bob again may be a standout...ALL IN FIRST HALF: Famiglietti drove over from the 7 yard line and Maniaci got his six points from the 3. This is little more than routine when the Bears get that close. They accomplished their scoring in the first half, too. Later came 30 minutes of peril which caused the 45,434 to focus nervous eyes on a game which rapidly was getting out of control. The first half had ended, 14 to 7, and the fact there was no more scoring needs an explanation. When the third quarter started, there was Swisher on the bench. Ribs which had been fractured in a previous game were heavily taped for just such an emergency as developed. The Packers began getting boisterous. There was the danger that sooner of later, Don Hutson would grad another of Arnie Herber's passes, just like he did in the first half, and wind up back of the goal, thereby creating a tie, or worse, giving Green Bay the impetus for victory. In this crisis, halfback Swisher was sent out on that field to prevent contact between the Packers' tricky end and a flying football...BOBBY COOLS 'EM OFF: Swisher forgot his hurts and there followed as interesting an athletic cat-and-mouse game as you want to see. Three times Streaky batted away the ball from Hutson's outstretched fingers behind the Chicago goal. In that danger laden half, the Packers were turned back five times after getting first downs on the Bears' 21, 23, 12, 32 and 7 yard lines. There has been no need this season to call attention to a Bear defensive star. The accent has been strictly on offense. Yet in Sunday's game, it is entirely possible that defensive heroics again will play an important part if victory comes to the Bears, or vice versa. It is a certainty that the record 46,000-plus crowd would welcome such a diversion after watching the team pile up 136 points in three Wrigley field games on successive Sundays. A long range weather prediction is that skies will be clear Sunday with the temperature around 35 degrees. Drizzling rains are in prospect today and tomorrow, though...NO ALIBIS - LAMBEAU: In the wagering in Chicago, those believing the Packers have a chance to stop the Bears after 5 consecutive victories are laying even money, plus an advantage of 13 points. Curly Lambeau, who is getting the Packers ready for their last ditch battle, reported hearing of a wager in Green Bay wherein his team was spotted 20 points. Lambeau, over long distance telephone last night, joined other experts in declaring this Bear team is the greatest of all time. Of course, this fits in perfectly with his pregame strategy. He naturally hopes the Bears will go into the game believing the truth of these accolades, which would make a rude awakening from his Packers an easier task. "We never like to talk about injuries," said Lambeau when asked about the condition of his Packers. "We don't want people to think we're going in for alibis. But four or five of our fellows aren't in top shape. Hutson hurt his foot in the Detroit game, but he'll be all right. We'll just go in there, do our best and hope it's enough."