Chicago Bears (1-0) 44, Green Bay Packers (0-1) 28
Sunday September 27th 1942 (at Green Bay)
Dressed in their Sunday finest, Packers fans line up at the City Stadium gates along Baird Street before the season opener against the Chicago Bears. A season-high crowd of 20,007 saw the Packers lose 44-28. This view is north toward Main Street. Press-Gazette archives
Dressed in their Sunday finest, Packers fans line up at the City Stadium gates along Baird Street before the season opener against the Chicago Bears. A season-high crowd of 20,007 saw the Packers lose 44-28. This view is south toward Joannes Park. Press-Gazette archives
Packers guard Pete Tinsley (21) doesn't look as if he agrees as the referee signals a touchdown during a 44-28 loss to the Chicago Bears in the season opener at City Stadium. The Packers' Charley Brock (29) is at left and Don Hutson (14) is at center. Press-Gazette archives
Chicago fullback Gary Famiglietti (2) buries his face in the end zone after scoring a touchdown in the Bears' 44-28 victory over the Packers in the season opener at City Stadium. A Bears lineman holds back Packers guard Russ Letlow (46), who along with tackle Ernie Pannell (22) seem to want to be sure Famiglietti is down. Bears guard Ray Bray (82) is on the ground at right. Press-Gazette archives
GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL)
(GREEN BAY) - A brilliant passing attack and a sputtering ground machine which kept the Green Bay Packers just behind or ahead of the Chicago Bear T-formers for three quarters, backfired in the faces of Curly Lambeau's athletes for a devastating 44 to 28 victory before 22.007 at City stadium Sunday afternoon. In this wide open NFL teeoff for both teams, the final score reveals little of the thrilling story unfolded by these famous exponents of the rushing and passing type of football. The Packers had the Bears down, 28 to 27, going into the fourth quarter when Frank Maznicki booted a 17-yard field goal to put the Bears in front, 30 to 28. There were only six minutes left, after an exchange of punts, when hell and high water really broke loose. The Bears gobbled up only three minutes of actual playing time in destroying any thoughts or  hopes of Packer fans for victory. They recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass for two quick touchdowns, and that, brothers, was the end of the game so far as the Packers were concerned. It happened like this: Isbell took Maznicki's kickoff back 
to the Packer 25 and then passed to Andy Uram for 11
yards. Uram cut wide to his left, advanced three yards
and then fumbled after a mass of Bear meat fell on his
legs. Ray Nolting scooped up the loose ball and dashed
down the sidelines for the score. Lee Artoe's kick was
good. On second down after the kick, Danny Fortmann
intercepted Isbell's pass on the 30 and raced to the 15.
Four plays later Gary Famiglietti went over. Artoe's kick
made it 44 to 28. The Packers' cause was hopeless at
this point, but they went down with a blistering aerial
and running attack that almost resulted in a score, 
Isbell running 35 yards and tossing to Hutson for 20 
more yards before the whistle silenced action. This was
the 12th straight league game in which Isbell completed
one or more touchdown passes. He exploded one in 
each of the 11 league contests in 1941 for a record.
PACKERS WERE BRILLIANT
Until the horrible proceedings in the fourth quarter, the
Packers were brilliant. They matched the Bears' ground
gains with a sweet passing attack that left the Chicago
backs gasping for air. The blocking of Larry Craig; the
pitching of Isbell and catching of Don Hutson; the fine
tackle play of Paul Berezney and Ernie Pannell; the
slashing drive of Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg;
and the hard running of Lou Brock, Ted Fritsch and Tony
Canadeo kept the Bears in a bad state. But the Bays
were having their troubles, too. Hugh Gallarneau and
Nolting were sprung through needle-like slits in the line
for huge gains and Famiglietti looked like Norman
Standlee on his quick blasts over center and inside the
tackle. The Bears finished their famous power play
midway in the first canto when Nolting pounded through
a hole over guard and ran 39 yards for a score. This bit
of business got the Packers mad and they promptly
picked up six first downs before being stopped cold on
the Bear one-yard line. After an exchange of punts the
Packers marched 37 yards with Lou Brock going over
the one-foot line, and the score was tied, 7-all.
BAYS' WORST ENEMY
The forward pass, the Packers' best friend, turned out
to be the Bays' worst enemy on four different occasions
when alert Bears intercepted Isbell aerials. All four
interceptions led to touchdowns, and one was the direct
cause of a touchdown. This occurred a moment after
the Packers recovered a Bear fumble on the Packer
four. Standing in the end zone, Isbell heaved into the
flat zone and George Wilson snatched it and ran over 
for a  score that put Chicago in front, 13-7, as Joe
Stydahar's kick was blocked. A few minutes later the
Packers blasted the Bears to bits, at least until the 
teams came out of the third quarter. On the first play
after the kickoff Ted Fritsch galloped 19 yards on a 
reverse to the Bear 40, and then Isbell pitched to Don
Hutson for a touchdown, with Don making the extra point. Isbell intercepted one of Sid Luckman's throws and three plays later the Packers were in front, 21 to 13, as Tony Canadeo went around right end from the one-yard line after Hutson made a spectacular one-handed catch of Isbell's 13-yard pass. Clyde (Bulldog) Turner intercepted two Isbell passes as the third frame opened and both were turned into touchdowns, with Maznicki going over first and Famiglietti the second time. Seven plays after the second score, Isbell threw to Hutson in the "coffin corner" of the end zone for the score, and Hutson kicked the extra point to leave the Bays in front, 28 to 27.
ROOF FALLS IN
After an exchange of punts in the fourth frame, the Bears worked near enough for Maznicki to boot his field goal. The roof fell it on the Packers a few moments later. Statistically, the Packers had a big afternoon. They out-first downed the Bears, 17 to 13, and built up a yardage total of 360 compared to 301 for the Bears. The Bears picked up 181 by rushing and the Packers made 99 on the ground. The Bays, incidentally, got 56 yards on the ground in the first Bear game here a year ago. In the air the Packers picked up 261 yards and the Bears made 86. The Bears made an extra 34 yards by laterals. The Bears, as usual, had their trouble keeping their hands off the Packers. They were penalized 91 yards for miscues like holding, interfering with the pass thrower and receiver, unnecessary roughness and offsides. The Packers went back 20 yards on penalties. Stydahar started his seventh National league season with the Bears by booting the opening kickoff over the goal line, and newcomer Fritsch had the honor of carrying the ball the first time, picking up two yards off right guard, after which Ray Bray smacked Joe Laws for no gain at left end. Before punting to the Bear 38, Tony Canadeo ran wide around right end for three yards.
MASON DOWNS OSMANSKI
The Bear debut was far from brilliant as Joel Mason broke through and tossed Bill Osmanski for a five-yard loss. Luckman flipped the ball to Gallarneau on a left end drive that netted 11 yards. As Gallarneau slipped off right tackle for four yards, the Bears were found guilty of holding. Osmanski pounded to the left, bounced off a terrific block by Fritsch and then was thrown out of bounds by four Packers after making 13 yards. Bullet Bill was carried from the field and was rushed to St. Vincent hospital. Little Joe Laws leaped up and intercepted Luckman's down-the-alley toss to the Packer 39 to give the Packers their first chance. Canadeo and Fritsch made three yards and Canadeo missed on a pass to Laws before punting to the Bear 34. On second down, Luckman pegged to John Siegal for 16 yards and a first down on the Packer 46. Three plays later Nolting slipped through the line for a 39-yard touchdown run. Stydahar's kick was perfect. The Bay aerial fireworks were hauled out and, one by one, with Isbell exploding from the pitcher's box. He tossed to Brock for seven yards to the Packer 36 and then hit right tackle for 11 yards to the Packer 47. An Isbell-to-Uram pass picked up 11 more yards, after which Andy collided with Bray for two yards. Isbell heaved a pass into Brock's arms for four more yards after which Isbell hit Brock again for 10 yards and a first down on the 27. Luckman, a weak defensive player, was replaced by McLean in an effort to stop the Bays' aerial maneuvers after a toss to Hutson fell incomplete. Brock smashed center for two yards and then Isbell pitched a perfect to Hutson's belly for a first down on the 16. The Bears started to get desperate as Famiglietti held Uram trying to catch Isbell's toss on the 13 and interference was called. The same thing happened a moment later but the principals were Hutson and Gallarneau and it was a first down on the four. Isbell then passed to Uram but it was incomplete. Brock tried three times but was stopped a yard short of the goal line as the quarter ended. The Bears charged to the 21 before Charley O'Rourke punted to Brock, who took the ball on the Packer 45 and raced back to the Bear 37. The Bears started to get rough, and, after Isbell threw to Brock for seven yards, the officials discovered that the Bears were too rough on Isbell, and set the ball 15 yards ahead. Isbell tossed to Brock but the play lost seven yards and it rook a throw to Hutson on the 11 to put the Packers back into position again. Bob Kahler then took one of Isbell's throws as far as the Bear two. Brock crashed to the one-foot line on a smash off tackle and then went over on the same play. Hutson's kick was good and the score was tied at 7-all. McLean carried Russ Letlow's long kickoff to the Bear 44 and a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness gave the Bears position on the Packer 41. Baby Ray broke into the Bear backfield, but missed Famiglietti as he raced off right end for 16 yards to the 25. Bill Geyer made five and Famiglietti 11 in two cracks but the Bears were set back to the 33 for holding. Luckman, standing in a horde of Packers, threw to Nowaskey and the big Bear end was brought down on the seven by Kahler. On third down on the Packer four, Famiglietti fumbled and Larry Craig, Hutson and Charley Brock pounced on the ball to end the Bear threat, temporarily, at least. On the next play, Isbell stepped into the end zone, threw into the flat zone, and Wilson picked it off and ran seven yards for a touchdown. Stydahar's kick was blocked. Such goings on provided the Packers with new spirit as Craig took the kickoff to the Packer 41. On the first play, Fritsch cut to his left, hit inside the tackle and weaved through the Bear backfield for 19 yards. Isbell, getting good protection, stepped back and whipped a strike to Hutson on the Bear 25. Slippery Don got away from Gallarneau and hit for the sidelines and crossed the goal line standing up. Hutson's kick was perfect and the Packers were ahead, 14 to 13. Luckman tried a pass on the first play after the kickoff but it fell incomplete. Isbell then picked off Luckman's throw on the Bear 45 and raced it back to the 33. Isbell caught Uram with a strike for a 19-yard gain off the right side and a first down on the Bear 14. After McLean knocked down Isbell's heave, Hutson made the most spectacular catch of the game. Running full steam along the goal line, Hutson caught Isbell's throw with one hand and slid out of bounds on the one-yard line. After Isbell made two feet, Canadeo ran wide around right end for the score, with Pete Tinsley and Craig clearing out three Bears en route. Hutson's kick was good and the Packers led, 21 to 13. The half ended a moment later with Nolting being thrown for a 10-yard loss. Starting from their own 20 after Brock kicked over the goal line, the Bears got nowhere. Nolting picked up two but the Bears were penalized for pushing. Famiglietti failed to get past Charley Brock and Letlow twice and Luckman punted out of bounds on the Bear 38. Two Isbell passes flew over Uram's head and a third was intercepted by Turner on the 25 and carried it back to the Bear 43, Goldenberg bringing the Bear center down from the rear. A 15-yard pass from Luckman to Nolting and some nifty running by Gallarneau and Famiglietti produced the next Bear touchdown, with Famiglietti going over the four and Maznicki kicking the extra point to make the count 21 to 20 in favor of the Packers. Two plays later, Turner intercepted another Packer pass and ran from the Packer 35 to the 22. Gallarneau made three yards but was hurt after which Berezney stopped Famiglietti cold. Maznicki found a big hole at left guard and made 11 yards but the Bears were guilty of clipping and set back to the Packer 26. The penalty didn't matter, however, as Luckman passed to Siegal for 19 yards and a first down on the seven. Three plays later Famiglietti went over and Maznicki's kick was good, giving the Bears a 27 to 21 lead. The Packers went ahead, 28 to 27, in seven plays, the big blows being an 11-yard pass from Isbell to Hutson, a 24-yard throw from Isbell to Uram and a touchdown toss of 24 yards from Isbell to Hutson in the end zone. Uram raced to the four-yard line on his catch but the play was called back to the 24 where he stepped out of bounds. Hutson's kick was good as the quarter ended. The two teams exchanged punts after the next kickoff and the Bears started their drive for a field goal on the Packer 43. On the seventh play, Harry Clark went over from the six but the Bears were holding and the ball was set back on the 21. After Hutson knocked down a pass intended for Nowaskey, Luckman completed one to Clark for nine yards. Maznicki booted a field goal from a slight angle after Luckman's pass to Clark was incomplete. The score was 30-28 when the Packers started their passing drive to a touchdown. Isbell tossed to Uram for 11 yards and a first down on the 36. But on the next play, Uram ran to his left and fumbled. Nolting's scoop-up and run are history. Artoe's kick was perfect and the count was 37-28. The Packers tried again, and the Bears scored again, Fortmann setting up the touchdown play on the Packer 15 by intercepting Isbell's pass on the 30 and racing back 15 yards. Famiglietti finally went over from the seven and Artoe kicked the extra point. Three minutes later the game ended with the Packers in Bear territory.
CHI BEARS -   7   6  14  17  -  44
GREEN BAY -   0  21   0   7  -  28
1st - CHI - Ray Nolting, 39-yard run (Joe Stydahar kick) BEARS 7-0
2nd- GB - Lou Brock, 1-yard run (Don Hutson kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - CHI - George Wilson, 7-yard interception return(Stydahar kick blocked) BEARS 13-7
2nd - GB - Hutson, 40-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-13
2nd - GB - Tony Canadeo, 1-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 21-13
3rd - CHI - Gary Famiglietti, 4-yard run (Frank Maznicki kick) GREEN BAY 21-20
3rd - CHI - Famiglietti, 2-yard run (Maznicki kick) BEARS 27-21
3rd - GB - Hutson, 24-yard pass from Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 28-27
4th - CHI - Maznicki, 17-yard field goal BEARS 30-28
4th - CHI - Nolting, 35-yard fumble return (Lee Artoe kick) BEARS 37-28
4th - CHI - Famiglietti, 5-yard run (Artoe kick) BEARS 44-28
PACKERS FACE CARDS IN FIRST ROAD GAME
OCT 3 (Green Bay) - Down in Chicago, the Green Bay Packers rule as favorites to defeat the Cardinals in Chicago's Comiskey park at 8:30 Sunday night. Here in
Green Bay, the Packers' first NFL battle on the road has
all the earmarks of a tossup, with the Cardinals holding
a big psychological advantage. Jimmy Conzelman's 
athletes have had two weeks rest and the men of Curly
Lambeau are still licking their wounds from the bruising
battle with the Chicago Bears here last Sunday. The
long layoff has greatly fortified the Cardinals through the
return of Ray Apolskis, center, and Frank Ivy and Ray
Ebli, ends. The Cardinals are pointing for Sunday's
encounter because it may result in their third straight
league victory against no losses. The Packers must win
if they expect to remain in the running for the league
championship. A defeat would practically eliminate 
them from consideration unless, of course, the Bears
sustain two defeats. Lambeau will take his Packers
under City stadium lights tonight in order to give them
their "night eyes." Sunday's game will be the first and
last night tilt of this season for the Bays. Although the
Packers are not in favor of arc tiffs, Lambeau expressed
the opinion that both sides have the same disadvantage.
The squad will leave on the North Western's "400" at 11
o'clock Sunday morning and return Monday afternoon...
STORY IS THE SAME: The pregame story in Chicago
is the same, with Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson in the
spotlight. From this city, however, it may be reported
that the Packers may spring something just a little
different, although Hutson is sure to figure in the picture.
A tipoff on Lambeau's plans were given when the pilot
switched Tony Canadeo, a crack passer and runner,
from left to right half. Much of the Cardinals' early
success can be attributed directly to more rugged
personnel than Jimmy Conzelman fielded last year and
to Bud Schwenk, a rookie from Washington university 
in St. Louis. Schwenk not only has proved a better
passer than either Ray Mallouf or Johnny Clement,
entrusted the job last season, but has turned out to be
a better runner than anyone suspected. Schwenk has
passed the Cardinals to the only touchdowns they
scored in beating Detroit, 13 to 0, and Cleveland, 7 to 0,
and carried the ball for a net gain of 66 yards in 20 tries.
The big ground gun in the Cardinal backfield is Marshall
Goldberg, who is rapidly rounding into shape after a 
slow start...YOUNG MEN AT TACKLES?: The starting
Packer lineup is, as usual, a mystery. Picking names 
out of a hat, however, reveals that Ernie Pannell and
Paul Berezney, a couple of young men in service, will 
be at tackles. Buckets Goldenberg and Bill Kuusisto 
are the guards, maybe, and Charley Brock probably will
tee off at center. Hutson and Joe Carter may start at
ends. Dependable Larry Craig may get the assignment
to start at blocking quarter, and Andy Uram probably will
paid with Cecil Isbell at the halves, although Canadeo
may go in with Isbell. Lou Brock or Ted Fritsch will lead
off at fullback...THAT CONZELMAN GUY: And last but
not least, a note about the Chicago Cardinal coach, 
James Conzelman. Not since 1921, when he was with
the Rock Island club, has a Conzelman-coached team
been able to beat the Packers. His long record as a 
football coach includes stops at Milwaukee, where he
went from Rock Island, Detroit and Providence. His
Providence team captured a national championship in
1928, but even that aggregation was tied, 7 to 7, by the
Green Bay team. In other games, the Chicago Bears go to Cleveland; Brooklyn invades Detroit; New York's Giants battle at Pittsburgh; and the Washington Redskins play at Philadelphia.
CARDS CONFIDENT ABOUT GREEN BAY, IN A MODEST WAY
OCT 3 (Chicago) - Two words describe the Chicago Cardinals, with their big test against Green Bay getting closer. The two words are "quietly confident". The Cards,
leading the western division of the NFL with two shutout
victories, have prepared a double barreled passing attack
for Sunday night in Comiskey park against the Packers,
foremost passing specialists of pro football. Johnny
Knolla, the swarthy fellow who was more noted as a
ground gainer in his undergraduate days at Creighton, 
has been sharing the pass pitching with Bud Schwenk,
whose throws have accounted for the Cards' three league
touchdowns...WORK ON PROTECTING HUTSON: "Of
course, we've worked all week long on strategy to keep Don Hutson guarded," said Coach Jim Conzelman last night. "But we haven't forgotten to make allowances for Green Bay's running plays, either. The Packers will run more against us than they did last week against the Bears, knowing our line isn't as puncture proof. And we're going to do some running, too, don't forget that." One of the quietly confident Cardinals is Marshall Goldberg, who will be op condition for the first time this year. Marshall, who reported late after almost decided to quit football, was slightly over 190 pounds for the victories over Cleveland and Detroit. He weighed in at 186 after yesterday's long workout...60 MINUTES OF GOLDBERG: Goldberg took a short pass from Johnny Clement at Milwaukee last year and ran through the Packers for a 72 yard touchdown. He will be running, passing, catching and breaking up Packer plays for most of the 60 minutes tomorrow night. The Cards will have a brushing up drill this morning, then a a grand review tomorrow night. They had a strategy session yesterday afternoon. The Cardinals will have no excuses, physically, at least, if their dream of a big season is smashed by the Packers. Ray Apolskis, whose leg was hurt on the first play of the Detroit game two weeks ago, has completely recovered. Frank Ivy, veteran end whose ankle bothered him in previous games, will be ready to go at top speed. Sunday's game will find the Packers just as quietly confident as the Cards. Curly Lambeau's men were knocked out of the league title play last December by the Bears in Wrigley field. Last Sunday, in Green Bay, they were batted around, 44 to 28, by these same Bears in the league opener. The Cardinals' business office announced last night that 15,000 tickets at $1.10 will go on sale tomorrow at Comiskey park. The advance sale has indicated that, for once, the Cards will draw a large crowd to one of their Comiskey park games.
PACKERS FAVORED SUNDAY
OCT 3 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers, despite their strong showing last week against the champion Chicago Bears, are just slight favorites to defeat the Chicago Cardinals when they meet at Comiskey park Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in a NFL game. It will be the third league test for the league leading Cardinals who have defeated the Cleveland Rams and Detroit Lions and the second for the Packers although the Packers have played three nonleague games. Coach Jimmy Conzelman will pit his ace back, Marshall Goldberg, against the Packers' chief threats, the Cecil Isbell to Don Hutson passing combination, and believes his club has a fine chance of unseating the Packers. He had had plenty of experience against the Bay aerial artists, but believes they can be stopped. "We stopped them the greater part of the two games last year, but one or two costly blunders cost us both games," Jimmy said here today. "We don't intend to make those mistakes Sunday. We've made some trades and acquired some new talent. If anything, we are stronger than a year ago. The Packers lost many outstanding players and have had to rebuild. They still have Isbell and Hutson, however, and that's enough for me to worry over. But this time I think we'll stop them." The Packers arrived here this afternoon and Coach Curly Lambeau was fearful lest the club have a letdown following the Bears game. "We played good ball, by no means our best, against the Bears, but a letdown might occur. It's hard to bring a club back up two weeks in a row. But we'll give them what we have and hope for the best," said the Bay mentor.
PACKER NOTES
OCT 3 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Stoney McGlynn) - Jimmy Conzelman, the gray thatched, personable coach of the Chicago Cardinals, and his owner-boss, Charlie Bidwell, methinks are making a drastic mistake in playing the Cards' home games Sunday nights. It smacks of bush league stuff. I might be wrong, but it seems to me many patrons who can attend games on Sunday night can also attend them on Sunday afternoon. Also, on Mondays the rank and file go back to their labors, many of them with tough war jobs that demand much in the way of physical labor and many, after a Saturday night spree, one way or another, usually use Sunday nights to catch up on their shut-eye. Sunday the Packers invade Chicago for a night fray. The smallest Wisconsin crowd in years will attend. The game starts at 8:30 p.m. and will be over around 10:45 to 11, hours that fail to appeal to those who do not favor staying up with the bright lights mob. The Packers' good showing against the Bears last week awakened new interest in the Lambeau machine, but fans, when informed the Cardinal game was to be played at night, usually replied, "Aw, nuts, we'll wait for a day game."...PACKERS, BEWARE!: By the way don't be surprised if the Packers take it on the chin Sunday. The Cards gave them two stiff battles a year ago before the Bay machine lost 19 veterans to the armed services. In their game here in Milwaukee the Cards carried the fight to the Packers and were on top until the final few minutes of play when Isbell and Hutson pulled the Packers out of the mud with a touchdown pass completion. The return game at Green Bay was almost a duplicate. This year the Cards have won two games and did not suffer the wholesale loss of players as the Packers did. Coach Jimmy believes his club can win and will win. It won't if the Packers play their best ball, but if there is a letdown after the Bears' defeat the Bays will take it on the chin and be made to like it. The Cards are no pushovers...OFFICIATING IS GOOD: There was some criticism of the Bears-Packers fray, but actually the game was one of the best officiated games I've seen. Officials were courageous and called them as they saw them, no matter the position on the field and no matter whom the penalties hit. One decision, by Umpire John Schommer, seemed to catch the dislike of the patrons more than others. It involved a little rough stuff between Lee Artoe of the Bears and Lou Brock of the Bays. Brock got caught, Artoe didn't - that's why the decision proved unpopular. Without question Artoe made the first foul, roughing, almost a clip, after the ball was declared dead. Schommer did not see that, as his eyes were on the ball and the carrier, but he did see Brock take a swing at Artoe. He called the penalty. Officials cannot see every rules infraction. Schommer missed the first one, but caught the second. That is so often the case in every sport. The best rule to follow is don't foul, but if you must, foul first. The player who retaliates is generally caught because by that time attention has been called to the disturbance.
OPPORTUNITY, PACKERS KNOCK AT CARDS' DOOR
OCT 4 (Chicago Tribune) - The youthful Chicago Cardinals tonight come face to face with their biggest golden gridiron moment in years. It is a moment which will stretch into 60 minutes of terrific golden gridiron conflict and if at the finish the lads Jim Conzelman has whipped into a unit are victorious it will be - look out, Bears. The look out, Bears, is in the future. Tonight's business in Comiskey park is with a group of giants from northern Wisconsin who are in the same chill-bringing spot they found themselves a year ago. These are the Packers from Green Bay and it was the Cardinals who last year almost knocked them out of the NFL race. On September 28, 1941, the Bears beat the packers, 25 to 17, in Green Bay. The next Sunday, October 5, the Packers and the Cardinals met in Milwaukee. In the final minutes of this game, Green Bay drove 43 yards to a touchdown, beat the Cards, 14 to 13, and by this narrow margin stayed in the race until knocked out weeks later by the Bears in a playoff. In that Milwaukee game, the Packers showed strong evidence that their spirit had been sapped by defeat on the previous Sunday. This game tonight, though, has an added twist. These Cardinals are in the race - so much so that they lead the western division with two straight victories - and are quietly confident that such old time bugaboos as the Packers and Bears cannot stop their progress. Last year, when they met the Packers for the first time, the Cardinals had lost one game and tied the other against these same opponents they have whipped this season. That's why tonight, there are two sides to the game. The Packers desperately need to win to stay in the running. The Cardinals, likewise, have that golden moment because a victory will keep them undefeated and bolster their confidence for next Sunday's engagement with the Bears in Wrigley field. The Bears are in Cleveland today for their second league game, with the Rams as their opponents. The Packers, as usual, will offer in sharp outline Cecil Isbell, pitcher, and Don Hutson, catcher. There are lesser lights, like Larry Craig, one of the league's greatest blockers; Andy Uram, who runs and who sometimes catches passes when the defenders have Hutson in a pocket; Ted Fritsch, a blond thunderbolt from Stevens Point, Wis., Teachers, who plays fullback; Tony Canadeo, who can skip around and through a line, and who throws a pass or two when Isbell is getting a breathing spell. It stacks up as a ball tossing show, with Isbell and Schwenk getting most of the exercise. The Cards, like the Packers, have some runners, too. Schwenk can go places and so can Marshall Goldberg, Knolla, Steve Lach, Johnny Martin and Bob Morrow. The Cardinals haven't beaten the Packers since 1937, when they came off with a 14 to 7 decision. Since then, there have been a monotonous procession of eight Green Bay victories, which is enough to make such a patient fellow as Conzelman to go to any legal lengths to win. The Packers came into town yesterday for a night's rest on the near north side. The Cardinals worked out in the morning and had scheming session lat night. Tonight's is the Cardinals' last home show until December 6 when they close the regular season with the Bears. It's their big golden moment of 1942 and indications are that at least 25,000 will come out to see what happens this time. Last year, Green Bay had trouble with two freshmen Cardinal passers, Ray Mallouf and Johnny Clement, from Southern Methodist university. Those two youngsters are part of the war now, but Conzelman has been able to come up with other fellows who can throw. The main one is Bud Schwenk, whose accurate tosses have brought the three touchdowns scored in league play. Another new one is Johnny Knolla, swarth halfback from Creighton university, who will throw as Schwenk's alternate. The Bears figure to have little trouble with the Rams, though the Ohioans have two great passers in Parker Hall and Jack Jacobs and a strong running attack. The Cards beat the Rams in their opener three weeks ago, 7 to 0. In 10 games against Cleveland since 1937 the Bears have won eight. They lost twice to the Rams in 1938. The other western division team, Detroit, which hasn't scored in two games, meets the Brooklyn Dodgers in Detroit. New York, which upset Washington last week, goes against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Washington plays the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia.
NEWS AND NOTES
HALAS PLAYS IT SAFE - HE STAYS NERVOUS RIGHT UNTIL FINAL GUN
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - For a number of glorious moments Sunday afternoon it looked like the Packers might turn the trick, but George Halas and company left town late Sunday afternoon still a thriving football concern, the result of an explosive fourth quarter that left the Bays 16 points in arrears. Mr. Halas and his coaching aides, too, thought for some time that they
might come out on the losing end. "I had a nervous 20
minutes there, until Ray Nolting scored on that fumble,"
declared Luke Johnsos. Hunk Anderson, slightly more
confident, said he relaxed when the field goal was 
made, giving the Bruins a two-point lead. Halas himself
said he left nothing to chance, and stayed nervous right
to the end. All three of them, as well as Paddy Driscoll
and Tarzan Taylor, had a lot of praise for Cecil Isbell and
Don Hutson. "I never saw Isbell look better than he did
today," Johnsos point out, "He was hitting the dollar
sign all the time." Halas shook his head. "There just
isn't any defense for that sort of thing," he declared - a
remark he has made on numerous occasions before.
They cited particularly the one-handed catch that the
lanky end made in the southeast corner of the field - 
one that brought the crowd to its feet, and was the most
spectacular single play. "Their passes were perfectly 
timed, and perfectly executed," said the coach...The
touchdown tosses extended to 12 the successive NFL
games in which the left halfback has thrown at least 
one scoring pass - including every league contest last
season. The 11-game record is in the league books this
year, and it's likely to stand for NFL competition a long,
long time...The loss of Bill Osmanski in the opening
minutes of the game was a blow to the Bears, but the
Chicagoans asserted themselves as usual by turning
loose Hugh Gallarneau, Gary Faimglietti, Ray McLean
and Ray Nolting, to mention the most prominent, in a burst of power. Osmanski injured his left knee, and remained at St. Vincent hospital here although preliminary X-ray examination showed that a fracture is unlikely. Speaking of injuries, Sid Luckman performed something of a feat by playing nearly 60 minutes of football despite the fact that he hadn't worked out all week, and under doctor's orders did not raise his arm above his shoulder all week - an action the physician feared might aggravate his injury. Although Charley O'Rourke played sensational football for the Bruins a week ago during Luckman's absence, Halas was taking few chances against the Packers and kept the Boston college rookie on the bench most of the time..The Bear coaches picked George Wilson at end, Bulldog Turner at center, and Lee Artoe and Ed Kolman at tackles as their outstanding linemen in a postgame discussion while hurriedly packing to catch an early Milwaukee road train. Johnsos named Wilson and Anderson selected Turner as the single outstanding player on defense. "It's a good thing for the Packers that Osmanski left the game," said Luke, "he'd make 10 yards where other backs made five - although the others players a lot of football."...Although the Bears coaching staff is well known, few people know that the Chicago organization has kept in tune with the times by naming a "dollar-a-year' coach in - Fred Gillies, an Inland steel executive, formerly of Cornell university and the Chicago Cardinals. Gilles has the title of "advisory coach", and made the trip to Green Bay with the squad. Another guest was Lieutenant James W. McMillan, an eight-year veteran of the Bears now stationed at Navy pier in Chicago. Mrs. McMillan was also in the party...Mrs. George Halas also came up for the game. We asked her what she did during a football game. "I yell," she smiled, "much to my husband's disgust." Although the Bear coach has told her for years that a higher seat would give her a better view of the game, she has sat in the same Wrigley field box for nearly 20 years, and is superstitious about it, she said. Another lady present for the contest was Mrs. Anna Vant Hull of Minneapolis, mother of the Minnesota tackle now with the Packers...Commissioner Elmer Layden of the NFL spent Saturday watching Notre Dame and Wisconsin at Camp Randall, and came up for the Green Bay game Sunday. Also present was George Strickler, the league's press chief...Our personal nomination for one of the most outstanding players on the field was Larry Craig, who has himself an enjoyable afternoon cutting down the Bears of assorted shapes and sizes. One of his most efficient bits of work involved Bob Nowaskey, who up until then had been rushing Isbell on pass plays. Craig, in the second quarter, went over to persuade the Bruin end not do that anymore, and the result was a miniature whirlpool of arms and legs with Craig on top. The spectators usually don't have eyes for the South Carolina's blocking on the field, but those who follow his No. 54 jersey are used to seeing him on the bottom of the pile - where he was when Lou Brock found the hole he created and nosed over for a touchdown in the second quarter. Craig blocked the extra point placekick that, for a while, resulted in a one-point lead for the Green Bay representatives, and narrowly missed smothering another - which is quite a trick against a formidable Bear line...For a fellow that creates a lot of excitement for the fans who watch him, Don Hutson seems somehow to remain completely unperturbed. On one occasion he caught a pass that resulted, narrowly, in a Packer first down. Three Bears swarmed over him as he caught the ball, but the stellar wingman held onto it, and came up, after the play, to sight across the field and see whether he had gotten past the yard-marker for a first down. He had...Hugh Gallarneau apparently though he had discovered a foolproof defense for Hutson, until the officials persuaded him otherwise. His block of Hutson, on a pass play, was particularly flagrant, and the officials ruled the pass complete on the three-yard line. It probably cost a touchdown, at that, since Isbell rifled the ball to where Don should have been, on the goal line, and the Bays lost possession of the ball on downs just short of a score two plays later, when the second quarter started...Almost unnoticed in the sea of football fans coming into town Saturday night was Grover Cleveland Alexander, whose name is still magic to thousands of baseball fans as one of the greatest pitchers of all time. He has been lecturing before high school audiences, and was scheduled to speak in Pulaski today. Asked to be "excused" from comment on the St. Louis-Brooklyn pennant race, which was decided anyhow Sunday, he said, "I've been in a lot of those close ones myself - I'll let someone else do the talking about this one."...George W. Calhoun, Packer publicity director, turned to a fellow Saturday night and asked him if he was going to the game. "I can't make it, but if you want to go I can get you a couple of beautiful seats on the 40-yard line," was the reply. It seems the unnamed man had a friend who had bought tickets and couldn't go - and he didn't know that Calhoun handles all the press arrangements for Packer games, including the distribution of passes...The induction of aviation cadets into the navy as members of the Fighting Foxes, from Fox River Valley towns, was a brief and impressive ceremony. Although Tony Canadeo and Art Albrecht of the Packer squad are members, they will now be placed on a waiting list for a call to active duty in training, and the chances are that neither will be called before the end of the football season. During the ceremony the Packer band's little drum majorette, in her brief uniform, became cold and officials began contributing Packer sweatshirts to wrap her up with. John Schommer, the umpire, finally solved the problem by bringing over one of the Packers' huge sheepskin-lined coats, and the little girl made quite a picture in all the bulky wrappings. She stood the cold like a trooper and stayed in here place, helping lead the Lumberjack band to the band shell after the program was completed...George Halas, as usual, refused to go out on a limb by making a prediction on the Packer game. "You never know how a game will turn out with Hutson and Isbell in there," he said, approaching his Hotel Northland headquarters shortly after arrival Saturday afternoon. He did make one prediction - that Sunday's game would not "decide" the Western division championship. "Not the way the teams look this year," he added. He doesn't think, however, that his 1942 team is as good as last year's - "the greatest I think I've ever had."...An attempt to pin Mr. Halas down to a choice between Bill Osmanski and Norman Standlee met with similar failure. "You can't choose between them because they're different type players," he declared. "Bill is the faster of the two, and runs better in an open field, but Standlee has it over him for sheer power."...Probably the less said about the bad breaks, the better. Isbell's goal line pass, intercepted for a touchdown, was one of those bits of strategy that he has worked successfully on other occasions, and it's the sort of thing where the field general becomes a hero if it works - and the goat if it doesn't. He certainly pitched enough good passes around in the course of the afternoon. And everyone felt bad because it had to be Andy Uram, who played a whale of a game and caught five of Isbell's tosses, who fumbled after a good gain around left end, enabling Nolting to make his second touchdown.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - The Packers didn't exactly beat those brutal Bears here Sunday, but they must have softened them up a little. It might be too much to expect, but one can still hope that they will be soft enough to give the Cleveland Rams a fair chance against them next Sunday. Six teams have failed to put the skids under George Halas and his crew so far this season, but nothing in this life lasts forever. Cleveland's Rams must have looked pretty good, by the way, in shutting out the Detroit Lions by 14 to 0 Sunday. That's taking into consideration the fact that the Chicago Cardinals also held the Lions scoreless while scoring 13 points against them a week ago. The bright light in the Rams-Lions match was Jack Jacobs, the Indian from Oklahoma, who pitched two touchdown passes. Next Sunday the Packers move down to Chicago for a flood-lighted game against Jimmy Conzelman's Cards. Jimmy is feeling pretty good about his lads, at least outwardly. He now has two victories to his credit, and has seen his team score 20 points while blanking opponents both times. The game at Pittsburgh Sunday was postponed because of weather, so the Cardinals will have a training advantage over Curly Lambeau's team. Those 44 points scored by the Bears here Sunday, in case Mr. Halas hasn't already informed you, served to produce a record. It was the highest total the Bears have piled up against the Packers in their 47 meetings since 1921. The previous record was 41 points (against 10) in the game here in 1940. Green Bay's best is 27 points (against 30) in 1939. The Packers now have won 19 games, the Bears 24 and four were tied...The fans were disappointed naturally enough, that the Packers didn't take this first one on their league schedule, and some were especially grieved that it had to be such a top heavy margin. That 44 to 28 score doesn't indicate, however, that the Bears were not much better than the Packers. Indeed not. Remember those last six minutes? And remember how the Bears scored their other touchdowns? At times, it was power and class, but at other times it was nothing but breaks. This is not excusing the Packers or offering an alibi, but it just shows how football games go. By way of comparison, you will recall that the Packers have won games in the past that were set up by breaks. The victory may prove costly for the Bears, incidentally. Bill Osmanski, the battering fullback, was put out of action on the seventh play of the game, and the attending physician said that he may not be able to play at least "for a week or two." The injury, not as serious as first supposed, consisted of that the physician described as a self-reduced dislocation of the knee and "a suspicion of a fracture." Seeing all those young men inducted into the service between halves - a might impressive ceremony, by the way - reminded Wilner Burke that he has a hard time assembling a new edition of the Packer Lumberjack band this year. All but ten of his 24 musicians of last year were reported "missing" when he held his first rehearsal. Burke went right ahead, though, and has another nifty organization. Right now he is three short of last year's total. Inspector H.J. Bero of the police department is responsible for the stadium personnel, including the men at the fence and the gates, the inside police and the ushers. He had around 600 out there Sunday, and everything went perfectly. Hardly anybody knew the headache Bero had before he found his organization complete. With so man of last year's men in the service, and others unable to return, he had to hunt up hundreds of new workers. He estimated that about 40 percent of this year's personnel is new. Many of the "rookies" are St. Norbert college students. It was a typical November day, with blankets and heavy coats dug out of the closets to keep the spectators warm. Up in the press box, everything was cozy, however, and visiting scribes had many a word of praise for the fine facilities provided the Packer corporation.
PACKER-BEAR PICTURES REVEAL 'WRONGS'; CHI-CARDS ARE NEXT
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - Motion pictures of the Packer-Bear games Sunday revealed the following facts today: (1) That the Packers had an aerial powerhouse that eclipsed the famous Bear ground attack; (2) that Lou Brock was over for a touchdown on the last play of the first quarter but that he wasn't over the second time; (3) that Andy Uram did not step out of bounds on the Bear 24-yard line on his run to the four; (4) that Bear end George Wilson intercepted Cecil Isbell's pass for a touchdown by his own mistake; and, (5) that the Packers' aerial activities raised more havoc than the Bears' so-called unstoppable ground machine. In regard to Brock's drive over the goal line, the shots revealed that the Packer fullback went two feet over but was pushed back. NFL rules state that a touchdown shall be scored if the ball carrier put the ball on, above or over the goal line...GOOD FOOT INSIDE LINE: The pictures also showed that Uram was a good foot inside of the sideline, when Umpire John Schommer stopped the play in the third quarter. Uram went all the way to the four. However, on the next play Isbell tossed to Hutson for a touchdown. That Wilson interception? Mr. Wilson admitted himself, and the pictures show it, that he moved out of position when Isbell faded into the end zone to pass into the flat. Wilson caught it and ran six yards to score. Boiling the whole thing down, it may be stated that the Packers were victims of horrible breaks, the worst of which came in the fourth quarter - a fumble and intercepted pass. Here were 14 points that Old Lady Luck passed  over to George Halas. And then the officiating on Brock's "touchdown" smash didn't help the Packers either...PACKER AIR ATTACK: Bear powerhouse? Well, brothers, the Packers displayed an aerial attack that several times made the T-formation rusty at the hinges. How about the Packer drive in the second quarter when Green Bay scored in two plays from their own 41 as an example? Ted Fritsch made 19 on an end gallop and Isbell pegged to Don Hutson for the rest of the distance. Coach Curly Lambeau was particularly pleased with the attitude of his players today as they started preparation for the Chicago Cardinal battle in Chicago next Sunday night. After viewing the pictures, they realized that they should have beaten the Bears. The Bays will get their chance in Chicago Sunday, Nov. 15, but for the time being Lambeau and his men are putting their thoughts on the Cardinals. They'll spend today brushing up on blocking and tackling, two items of football play that were not up to snuff against the Bears...TWO BIGGEST MISTAKES: In fact, poor tackling and missing blocking assignments were the two biggest mistakes the Packers committed Sunday, the pictures revealed. Lambeau is looking forward to another "hell raiser" in Chicago Sunday night. The Cardinals, and Coach Jimmy Conzelman says so himself, are the most improved team in the circuit. They have wins over Detroit and Cleveland and a third game with Pittsburgh last Sunday was postponed because of wet grounds. The Bears, meanwhile, will invade Cleveland Sunday. In other games, Brooklyn goes to Detroit; the New York Giants battle at Pittsburgh; and Washington is scheduled at Philadelphia.
PACKERS SHOULD HAVE BEATEN BEARS
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - "Last Sunday the Packers lost a game to the Chicago Bears which they could have won by 20 to 30 points." If that is a fair appraisal of the ability of the 1942 Packers, it is also a severe criticism of their spirit and play. It comes from A.B. Turnbull, general manager of the Press-Gazette, who has been actively associated with the management of the Packers for the last 20 years. Of the thousands who saw the game last Sunday many have commented upon the outcome but too many have said, "It was a great game, the Packers did well but those Bears are just too tough." To Mr. Turnbull, that attitude illustrates the stultifying effect of the Halas "superteam" propaganda on Packer fans and player alike. He has a different view, but if any fan is about to relax to listen to a tirade against the players, let him sit up in his chair and prepare to take some of the blame himself. Well, why did the Packers lose that game if they could have won? Mr. Turnbull puts its this way: "I know we lost 16 players from last year's club to the armed forces of the United States, but as a matter of fact, most of our new men represent ability equal to, and in some cases, superior to the men they are replacing. The hold-over veterans in 1942 are as good as hold-overs have been for several years past. I think the Packers can place on the field today a veteran team the equal of any that has represented Green Bay when we were winning championships. The reason for losing that game is as plain as coarse print. The ability to beat the Bears was present during the entire game, but there was an absolute lack of the will to win and of the old Packer determination to fight. There was also evidence of a feeling among the Packer players that the Bears were unbeatable anyway. A review of the game will prove that not more than two or three times during the entire four quarters did a Packer lineman charge across the line of scrimmage when on defense, the blocking on offense was only half-hearted, and the tackling of Bear ball carriers was noticeably weak and ineffective. The play was decidedly lacking in the famed Packer determination to dump the ball carriers behind the line of scrimmage on third or fourth downs when such fight and determination would mean that possession of the ball would pass to the Packers. The blame for this attitude does not lie entirely with the Packer football club. It should be charged mostly against the fans of Green Bay. I haven't talked with a single person about last Sunday's game who was not satisfied with the fact that the Packers had played about as well as could be expected of them. The Packers held the Bears to a close score for three quarters, and everybody seems satisfied that that is good enough. This attitude on the part of the fans will have to change before we can hope to see that same old fighting spirit that has brought championships to our city. Let's get back to the old days when every fan was really mad when the Packers lost a ball game, back to the days when the fans criticized the mistakes and tore the team apart if they loafed for a quarter, or if they got licked by an inferior club through indifferent playing. When that sort of spirit returns to the community, it will reflect itself in the ball club and we will beat the Bears with their highly touted super team. But that time won't come until we all pull together and refused to be satisfied with anything short of victory. The Packers have a hard fight on their hands next week with the Chicago Cardinals, but they won't win unless they show more fight and spirit than they did last Sunday. They meet the Chicago Bears again this season in Chicago. They can win this year as they did last if they show the same kind of determination that brought victory last year in Chicago. Let's get together and get back into the championship fight."
BILL OSMANSKI ENJOYING VISIT
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - Believe it or not, Bill Osmanski, a dyed-in-the-wool Chicago Bears, is having the time of his life in Packerland. His unexpected vacation from football started on the seventh play of the Bear-Packer battle at City stadium Sunday afternoon when he tried to dodge a medical kit in front of the Packer bench, and was knocked sprawling by several Packers while off balance. The injury resulted in a wrenching of an internal ligament on the inside of the right knee. Bullet Bill was rushed to St. Vincent hospital, and except the fleeting moments when he mumbled something about the score, finally "came to" at 6 o'clock Monday morning when he was told the outcome of the game...ENJOYS POLISH DINNER: Bill is spending most of his time visiting with Polish priests and other admirers from Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin. A Pole from Providence, R.I., himself, Osmanski enjoyed a Polish dinner this noon through the courtesy of his new friends. The conversations Monday afternoon was strictly Polish, so to speak. Osmanski, an All-American at Holy Cross college, proudly pointed out that there are nine Poles in the Chicago Bear lineup. They are, besides Bill, end Johnny Siegal, guard Ray Bray, tackle Ed Kolman, end Bob Nowaskey, back Frank Maznicki, guard Charles Drulis, back Adolph Kissell and center Albert Matuza. Most of those long-named fighting Irish with Notre Dame are Poles, Bill continued. "Steve Juzwik, who ran 95 yards against us in the College All-Star game, is a Polish lad. He used to play with Notre Dame and is now with the Washington Redskins. He's going to be a big help to Washington."...PACKERS NOT BLAMED: In regard to the injury play Sunday, Osmanski lifted any blame from the Packers. "I was just off balance, and the Packer boys just hit me hard," Bill didn't care to even mention the Packer players "because they had nothing to do with my injury." Osmanski and Siegal expect to receive their degrees in dentistry at the Northwestern university dental school in March. Both are attending classes from 1 o'clock to 5 in the afternoon practicing from 9 to 12 noon in the morning with the Bears. In fact, Osmanski stated that "I hate to get behind in my classes at Northwestern." If the 1942 Bear team is intact next year, George Halas will have two dentists and a physician. The physician is Dr. Danny Fortmann, who is known as guard Danny Fortmann in football life...CALLS MOTHER ON PHONE: Osmanski got his biggest thrill Monday night when he telephoned his mother in Providence. The Bear fullback will leave St. Vincent hospital sometime Wednesday, and expects to make the trip to Cleveland Thursday or Friday for the Sunday game with the Rams. The Bear physician said that Osmanski could play, if necessary, against the Rams.
WILSON IGNORES ASSIGNMENT AND GETS TOUCHDOWN
SEPT 29 (Chicago) - Once upon a time, at least so goes the legend, one of John McGraw's baseball players disregarded his order to bunt and instead hit a game winning home run. The young fellow was proud of himself until McGraw gave him a tongue lashing for disobeying instructions. Something like that happened in the Bears' 44 to 28 victory over the Packers Sunday in Green Bay when George (Zeke) Wilson arbitrarily moved out of position - and scored a touchdown which broke a 7 to 7 tie in the second quarter. The Packers had just stopped a Bear scoring threat on their 2 yard line. This called for the veteran end to charge in. "But I saw Don Hutson whisper to Cecil Isbell and point in my direction," said George after the game. George, a bit gabby, rarely has a chance to go into detail on the scoring forays. This was the third touchdown he has scored in six seasons with the Bears...FIGURES PACKERS WOULD PASS: "So I decided the Packers were going to try a pass," confided George. "Instead of charging, I drifted out and darned if the pass didn't come right to me." "I thought sure some one would get me from behind on the 1 or 2 yard line," confessed Zeke, who isn't the fastest runner in football. "I guess George Halas will bawl me out for being where I wasn't supposed to be." Right then, Hunk Anderson, the Bears' line coach, came along and eased Zeke's worries. "You did just right," Hunk said. "That was heads-up thinking. It was an intended screen pass to the fullback. Green Bay had four fellows out there to run interference." Players have more leeway to do their own thinking in football than in baseball, which is more a stereotyped game as to strategy...BEARS GET A THRILL: Seldom have the Bears, hardened to victory, got more of a genuine thrill put of winning. They took their College All-Star victory without any dressing room fanfare. But this one Sunday was different - possibly because the Packers thought they had the game going their way after scoring three touchdowns in the second quarter for a 21 to 13 lead. "We're going to run a hundred points on you," boasted one Packer to the Bears as they went to the clubhouse for the halftime rest. While they were on their way to their quarters at halftime, an overzealous fan punched big Joe Stydahar on the top of his helmet. Joe just laughed. Wilson, really in great verbal form after his tremendous 4 yard touchdown run, chipped in with this: "I think we outgamed them. They had a lot of pep when the second half started. But we stopped their first passing attack, then took control of the game. You could see some of the Packers lost their enthusiasm. One of their backs hit the line with about as much power as a high school boy." "I was sure we would win when we scored two touchdowns in the third quarter with that strong wind against us," said Capt. Danny Fortmann. "This gave us the wind's benefit in the last quarter and put Green Bay at a disadvantage. The wind was a very strong factor."
two encounters, the Cardinals are due to break out in a rash of scoring against the Packers. With a greater Chicago offense and the Packers' quick scoring plans in mind, one can predict a wide open scoring battle which could be decided by the team which gets the ball last at Comiskey park in Chicago at 8:30 Sunday night. What the Packers will work against the Chicagoans is, of course, a secret. However, it must be mentioned that Tony Canadeo has been moved from left to right half, a switch that will permit Coach Curly Lambeau to play both Canadeo and Cecil Isbell at the same time. The move will give Canadeo a chance to run more and do a little passing...CARDS NOW GROWN UP: What is this Conzelmanitis? Well, smooth-speaking Jimmy has talked his Cardinals into the fact that they are not grown up. A year ago he kidded that they were too small and "they may get hurt playing in the National league." Mr. Conzelman also has talked other teams into thinking that they will have an easy time beating his Cards. Things are different this year, and Coach Curly Lambeau isn't wasting any time impressing on his charges that they''ll be battling what is generally considered the most-improved team in the National league. A squint at the ball carrying activities of the Cards in their two games might give you an idea of what the Packers face. Goldberg, the Pittsburgh dancing boy, picked up 91 yards in 28 trips against Cleveland and Detroit, and he's not even warmed up yet. Jimmy Knolla, the new lad from Creighton university, is the individual leader, although he operated only four times, picking up 19 yards for an average of 4.7. All of the Cardinal backs including Buddy Schwenk, Steve Lach, Bob Morrow and Lloyd Cheatham are crack runners, with averages all above three yards per try in the two games...SECOND CECIL ISBELL: A young man, called a second Cecil Isbell by Conzelman, will oppose the Packers in the person of Schwenk, late of Washington university at St. Louis. In two games, Schwenk completed 15 passes for 192 yards and three of them went for touchdowns. The Cardinal line is headed by two veteran ends in Bill Daddio and Frank Ivy, who has been receiving most of Schwenk's throws. Alton Coppage, also a veteran wing, is expected to pair with Daddio in the starting lineup. Champ Seibold, a former Packer, and veteran Conway Baker are the leading tackles and the guards are manned by rookies. Ray Apolskis, former Marquette All-American, is the first string center, although Vince Banonis, a newcomer from Detroit university, is pressing him hard. The Packer line will look somewhat different what with Russ Letlow playing at tackle instead of guard and Fred Vant Hull working from left guard instead of right. Vant Hull originally was a tackle. Paul Berezney, crack newcomer, and Ernie Pannell are expected to operate from the tackles a good share of the time...BROCK AT FULLBACK: The No. 1 Packer backfield combination may have Canadeo and Isbell at the halves; Larry Craig at blocking quarter; and Lou Brock at fullback. Andy Uram also may work with Canadeo in this combination. The other group has Ted Fritsch or Chuck Sample at fullback; Ben Starrett or Dick Weisgerber at blocking back; and Uram, Canadeo, Laws or Bob Kahler at the halves. The Packer may go into Sunday's game without the service of Bill Lee, who is in Birmingham. Ala., taking his physical examination for military service. Lee may return next week and play several more games, however. Last year's Redbirds gave the Packers plenty of trouble in two National league battles, although the Packers were victorious on both occasions. The Windy City team lost, 14 to 13, in a game at State Fair park in Milwaukee and the Packers came out on top at City stadium here in November, 17 to 9, after throwing quite a scare into the local fans...LEAVE SUNDAY MORNING: The Packers will leave Green Bay at 11 o'clock Sunday morning on the North Western's fast "400". They'll headquarter at the Hotel Knickerbocker.
CARDS' COACH WIDELY READ
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Copies of Jimmy Conzelman's address at the University of Dayton commencement exercises are being distributed throughout the country by the NFL. Critics call the Chicago Cardinal coach's speed one of the best of its kind. The title is "The Young Man's Mental and Physical Approach to War." Conzelman's slick use of words may have had something to do with the Cards' success so far this year and even in 1941. In short, the Packers will have to battle "Shakespeare" as well as the Cards in Chicago Sunday night...WAR BOND FUN: Curly Lambeau, Don Hutson and Cece Isbell gave radio announcer Russ Winnie a hot time the other night in Milwaukee during a war bond show. The script called for the two players and coach to call each other "the most valuable". However, the Packer representatives decided to have some fun and each called himself the most valuable...PENALTY YARDAGE: Bill Osmanski, speaking from a St. Vincent hospital bed earlier this week, claimed the Bears are the cleanest players in the NFL. "But just start any dirty stuff," he added, "and we can play along with any team in the league." And yet the Bears led the league in penalty yardage every year. They had 91 yards chalked against them in the Packer game Sunday. On quick opening plays it seems almost necessary to commit the penalty of holding, but Osmanski says it's just a case of sideswiping the opposing linemen...HURDLING HELPS: Bob Kahler's brillliance as a hurdler on the University of Nebraska track team saved him from a possible serious injury in a Packer practice the other day. Kahler had just caught a long pass running at full steam, turned out around and saw himself face to face with a line dummy, used by the Bays in practicing line plays. In a split second, Kahler hurdled over the obstacle, clearing it by about two inches. Talk about saving tires! A government order says that buses are not to be used for pleasure. So the Chicago Bears had to hire six cabs for transportation from the Hotel Northland to City stadium last Sunday. In other words rubber was worn from 24 tires instead of four on a small bus...A CARD PARTY: Don Hickok, Packer sideline observer for the Press-Gazette, cracks as follows: Last week the Packers entertained the Bears in a T-party. This Sunday they go to Chicago - for a Card party, of course...BENCH WARMER?: Saturday evening Gary Famiglietti said he was the best benchwarming fullback in the league, having had to play behind Osmanski and Norm Standlee for four or five years. And Sunday he scored three touchdowns and played most of the game when Osmanski was injured. Howie Levitas, who helped trainer Bud Jorgenson with his duties for several years, was back on duty for the Bear-Packer game. He was home on a furlough from his coast guard station in Michigan.
CHICAGO CARDS DEMAND; GIVE US RECOGNITION
OCT 2 (Chicago) - Much in the manner of a man sitting on a restaurant stool who can't get the waiter's attention, the Chicago Cardinals yesterday started a campaign for recognition. It was led by two fellows who have been wearing Cardinal red shirts for many seasons - Conway Baker, the old guard, and Buddy Parker, veteran back. Pioneer residents of Shreveport, La., recall that both once played for Cententary college. "We want some recognition," yelped Baker, "here we're leading the National league and who's getting all the play? The Bears and the Packers? Sure, the Bears are the champions, but we're on top now. Why does everyone always keep us in the background?" Baker's yelp was prompted by the press Sunday night's game between the Cardinals and the Packers in Comiskey park is receiving. You would think, he says, that the Cards are just sparring partners for the teams they meet, instead of being important opposition...THEY'RE GROWN UP NOW: "I guess they'll all say we're lucky after we beat the Packers," said Parker a bit gloomily. "From all we hear the Bears were fortunate in beating the Packers. You just watch us!" Jim Conzelman, the Cards' coach, kiddingly joshed his own team last year and the year before. He was forever telling about how small his players were and how much he worried for their safety when they played. But this year Conzelman has made no quips about this team. He has described the Cardinals are rugged fellow. His Cardinals, he says, finally have grown up. The outburst of Baker and Parker, and the quiet confidence building on Conzelman are calculated to make the team razor sharp for the biggest opportunity the hitherto victory starved Cardinals have had in many seasons. The last time the Cards really had a chance to win the western championship was 10935. That was Parker's first season with the Cards...SO THEY DIDN'T WIN TITLE: That year the Cards closed with the Bears, as they always do. In the last minute of play, George Grosvenor, a Bear castoff, shot through a big opening and was brought down on the 1-yard line. Across the goal was Bree Cuppoletti, Cardinal guard, screaming at Grosvenor to fumble the ball, so it would roll over, where he could pounce on it for the winning touchdown. But Grosvenor got the ball only to the 1 foot line. The Cards lost when a victory would have enabled them to beat out Detroit for first place. The Lions went on to beat New York for the league title, 26 to 7. The Cards last won the championship in 1925 when they won 11 and lost 2. So the Cards do have a history. And they have a future - take it from Baker and Parker - victories coming up Sunday night over the Packers, and a week from Sunday Sunday afternoon over the Bears in Wrigley field.
TONY CANADEO MOVED TO RIGHT HALF SPOT
OCT 1 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau has decided to make a "switch hitter" out of Tony Canadeo, the Grey Ghost of the Green Bay Packers. A left halfback by trade, Canadeo will work from the right halfback spot as well as the left position. Lambeau believes that
Canadeo is "too good a back to keep on the bench."
Andy Uram is also a switch hitter as he has played 
both positions with the Packers. With Canadeo at right
half part of the time, the Packers can have two crack
passers, Cecil Isbell and Canadeo, in the game at the
same time. However, with Isbell staring in the role of
Don Hutson's favorite hurler, Canadeo may get more
chances to exercise his craftiness as a runner. The
changes were made Wednesday as the Packers went
through a stiff workout in preparation for the Chicago
Cardinal battle in Comiskey park in Chicago at 8:30
Sunday night. Fred Vant Huill, one of the speediest
lineman with the Packers, will learn the assignments at
left guard where he will exchange duties with veteran
Buckets Goldenberg and Pete Tinsley. Vant Hull came
here as a tackle and then was moved to right guard.
Lambeau expects to make good use of Vant Hull's 
speed at left guard...LETLOW IS TACKLE: Another
change regards the kickoff man, Russ Letwlo, who will
earn the assignments at tackle. Letlow has played
guard ever since becoming a Packer seven yards ago
even though he played tackle at San Francisco. The
coach concentrated on his running attack today. The
Packers mentor believes that his backs are depending
too much on the passing attack and as a result the 
backs are running half-heartedly. In fact, Lambeau said
that "we wont' have a team until we can go down the
field without shooting a pass." Canadeo's nomination as
a right halfback is Lambeau's first move in sharpening
the Packer ground machine. The move is being made
cautiously, however, because Uram is a great fullback, 
as well as a crack pass receiver. He made 68 yards in
four catches against the Bears last Sunday. The Bays
are drilling this week with the realization that they face
a "must" task next Sunday night. Their movements
against the Bears last Sunday showed that they have
championship qualities but a defeat at the hands of the
Cardinals would put Green Bay almost out of the race,
although the Bears may take more than one licking 
before the season closes. Down in Chicago, Coach 
Jimmy Conzelman comes up with this statement in
regard to the reaction of the Packers after losing to the
Bears:...PLAY RUGGED GAME: "A defeat like this
either causes a team to roar back the next time out or
keeps it in the dumps for the next game. I don't know
which way they're going to be. And I'm not so sure 
about my boys, either. We have a young team and will
have to make up in enthusiasm what we lack in 
experience. One thing's certain - we'll play a rugged game." A glance at the final results of a pair of games last year may give some comfort to Conzelman and something of a headache to Lambeau. A year ago, the Packers lost to the Bears, 25 to 17, and then faced the Cardinals at Milwaukee. The Bays barely squeezed through, winning on Huston's tie, 14 to 13. The Packer veterans aren't forgetting that game, and they are wasting no time in telling the newcomers about it. The Packers apparently were suffering from a letdown after their terrific tussle with the Bears. A letdown next Sunday? The Packers just can't afford to think of letting down at this stage of the game. Bill Osmanski, Bear fullback, who was injured here Sunday, left St. Vincent hospital Wednesday afternoon for Chicago where he'll travel with the team to Cleveland. Osmanski suffered a knee injured on the eighth play of the game.
TWO ROOKIES SET PACE IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL CIRCUIT
OCT 1 (Chicago) - Two rookies fresh from the campus and the Chicago All-Star game are setting the pace in the NFL, according to officials statistics released today. Jack Jacobs, the Indian halfback from Oklahoma, holds the honor position among punters with an average of 45.7 yards on ten kicks. Jacobs has been in three games. Second place belongs to Harry Hopp, of the fabulous Hopps, who has been doing the fullbacking for the Detroit Lions. The other rookie leader is Bill Dudley, who has handled five kickoffs in two games and returned them 155 yards, an average of 31 yards per return. Against Washington, Dudley, a former Virginia star, returned one kick 84 yards, the high for the season to date...TOP PUNT HANDLER: Parker Hall, Cleveland veteran, is first among punt handlers. He has carried back seven for 114 yards in three games, getting away for 32 yards on occasion. Bulldog Turner, the Chicago Bears' all-league center, went to the front among interceptors of forward passes by snatching two against Green Bay at critical points in the Bears' opening tussle last Sunday. Twenty-six other players have intercepted one pass apiece, with O'Neal Adams, rookie New York end, turning in the longest return. He ran 66 yards against Washington last Sunday.
CARDINALS TEST ISBELL AND HIS PASSES SUNDAY
OCT 1 (Chicago) - Though the Bears won Sunday in the old-fashioned way, by simply overpowering the Packers on line smashes, this looks like the passingest year in the NFL's history. Never before have there been so many fine passers in the league. Two of them will be in action Sunday night in Comiskey park when the upstart Cardinals meet their most severe test of the year, with the Packers from Green Bay doing the testing. The argument never will be settled whether Cecil Isbell of the Packers or Sam Baugh of the Redskins is the best of this fine array of pro pitchers, and neither the Cardinals nor the Packers will be concerned with this fine subject for debate Sunday night...CECIL VS. BUD: Isbell will be there and his job will be to pitch the northerners into the pennant race. His passing rival for the evening will be the Cards' Bud Schwenk, whose throws have accounted to the team's three touchdowns in two shutout league victories. The Bears, with their own Sid Luckman in shape to pass again, after an arm injury, will be confronted by two Cleveland fellows who can throw the football. One, Parker Hall, is an old enemy, but Parker has real help this season in Jack Jacobs, the Indian from Oklahoma who tossed two scoring passes last Sunday n Cleveland's 14 to 0 victory over Detroit. The Bears, said George Halas after yesterday's workout, are liable to lose in Cleveland on Sunday...HALAS MOANS A BIT: "Every team in the league is going to lose at least twice this season - the Bears included," predicted George. "And one of our defeats might come Sunday. We really fear the Rams. Not only do they have two great passers, but they have the leading ground gainer in the league, Gaylon Smith, the No. 3 ground gainer, Dante Magnani, and one of the best pass catchers, Jim Benton. We know we're in for trouble." Halas is among those who believe that never before has the league been so richly endowed with passers. In addition to those mentioned, there are Tommy Thompson of Philadelphia, who has completed 31 passes in 55 attempts in two games; Dean McAdams of Brooklyn, who has clicked seven times in nine tries; Bill Dudley, Steelers' freshman who has connected eight times on 18 efforts, and several others. Isbell completed 19 passes for 261 yards against the Bears. In two games Schwenk has rolled up 192 yards in 15 completions...COULD BE GIANT KILLING: The Cardinals are facing a terrific schedule which will tax Jimmy Conzelman's young team in the next few weeks. They follow Sunday night's game with the Packers by playing the Bears seven days later in Wrigley field. By winning both they would become the sensation of the league and this would crown Conzelman's rebuilding job. If you mentioned this to Jim he would turn his head and put his hands up to his ears. He doesn't want to talk about it, but may have a sneaking suspicion this could happen.
MILWAUKEE GAME WAS REALLY FOR ARMY RELIEF
OCT 1 (Milwaukee Journal) - The men who ran the recent Army relief game at Marquette stadium must be given credit for a remarkable job. That goes for the Green Bay Packers, Marquette university, and the citizens' committee. The expense of promoting the game between the Packers and the Army all-stars was smaller than the expense of any of the other six games. In several cities, army relief had to take what was left after stadium owners, football teams, the pro league, and, in one case, an American Legion post, got their cuts. Nothing like that happened here. The Packers played for expenses. Marquette contributed the stadium and its employees, accepting only expenses. The citizens' committee, headed by Tom Brickley, which raised $18,500 by soliciting $25 contributions, had small expense. The writer has obtained figures on game in the other cities where pro teams played Army stars, ostensibly for war relief. Compare Milwaukee's record with the others: Milwaukee - Out of total receipts of $45,305.95, army relief got $41,918.46. Expenses totaled $3,387, of which the Packers got $1,347.88; Marquette university, $1,331,11; game officials, $388.38, and citizens' committee, $320.12. Los Angeles - Out of receipts of $85,000, army relief got only "between $45,000 and $50,000". The Washington Redskins took $14,000; the NFL, $1,500; the city and county coliseum boards got $8,500 rental of the field, promotional expense was $5,000. This leaves about $6,000 not accounted for. Denver - Out of receipts of $40,932.45, army relief got $26,676.34. Stadium rental was $5,244.69 and the Chicago Cardinals got $4,496.45 (fair expenses considering the distance traveled). Boston - Out of $75,083, army relief got $36,079.31. Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox) got $14,000 rental on a percentage basis. An American Legion post took $10,528 for promoting the game. The Chicago Bears got about $15,000. Syracuse - Out of $52,500 receipts, army relief got $42,750. Expenses, including transportation and hotel for the New York Giants, were about $5,000. The rest, almost $47,500, was split 90% ($42,750) to army relief and 10% to the Syracuse war chest. Final report is awaiting audit. Detroit - Out of $44,829.30 in receipts, war relief got $30,570.56, University of Detroit got $6,586.35 for stadium, Detroit Lions took $7,396.44, which included promotion and game expense. New York - The game promoted by the New York Herald-Tribune, which has not made public financial details and refused to give the Journal any information. Crowd was about 40,000. Army relief and milk fund were to divide what was left after expenses.
BAY PACKERS HAVE RESPECT FOR IMPROVED CHICAGO CARD ELEVEN
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - There wasn't a trace of Conzelmanitis today in the Green Bay Packer camp, but there is an epidemic of Respectitis going around. The deeds of Jimmy Conzelman's Chicago Cardinals against the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Rams; the sturdy Card forward line; and the flashy running of Marshall Goldberg and the new backs, has left the Packers with a sense of respect for the team that was once known as the weak sisters of the Chicago Bears. No team has been able to score on the Cardinals this season, the Conzleman defense holding Cleveland, 7 to 0, and Detroit, 13 to 0. Weak offensively in these 
PACKERS PROMISE TO REDEEM THEMSELVES
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - With a promise to redeem themselves for their lackadaisical play against the Chicago Bears last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers today went into intensive practice work for the important NFL game with Jimmy Conzelman's improved
Cardinals at Comiskey park in Chicago next Sunday 
night. Drilling in a Packer uniform for the first time was
Arnold Winters, former Chicago Lane Tech star, who 
was signed by Coach Curly Lambeau Tuesday. Until a
week ago, Winters had been on the roster of the Bears.
The former Bruin has no college experience, but was an
exception as a prep player at Lane Tech High in 
Chicago. Lambeau also announced the release of Jim
Finely, Michigan State guard, reducing the Packer 
roster to 32 players, one less than the league limit. Don
Miller left immediately after the Bear game for service in
the marines. There is a possibility that the Packers will
lose two tackles in the near future. One is Bill Lee, who
has been offered a commission in the Navy's physical
department, and the other is Ernie Pannell, who has
been accepted for ensign training in the navy. Pannell
will attend school at Northwestern university as soon as
he is called. No serious injuries resulted from the Bear
game, although there were plenty of minor bumps and
bruises. Andy Uram is suffering from a charley horse,
while Joe Laws has a pulled muscle. Russ Letlow has a
bruised wrist. The Packers are looking forward to
meeting the Cardinals since it will give the Green Bay
eleven a chance to make amends for listless play at
certain times during the Chicago Bear contest...HOLD
TWO VICTORIES: The Cardinals are the only team in
the league with two victories and no defeats. They 
blanked Cleveland, 7 to 0, and then shut out Detroit, 13
to 0. Their third game, with Pittsburgh last Sunday, was
postponed because of wet grounds. On the basis of
these scores it can be deducted that the Packers will
meet something in the line of a stiff defense Sunday
night. Conzelman's offense, slow in getting started each
year, should be about due when it goes into motion 
against the Packers. The Cardinals are the luckiest
team in the league - that is as far as the league's draft
last winter is concerned. They managed to salvage four
men from the grid draft, while the Packers got only one,
center Bob Ingalls. Most of the other teams had to
settle for one or two players after Uncle Sam finished
with his draft...OBTAIN JOHNNY KNOLLA: Drafted
boys with the Cards are Steve Lach, left half from Duke;
Lloyd Cheatham, quarterback from Auburn; Bud 
Schwenk, left half from Washington university at St.
Louis; and Vince Banonis, Detroit center. In addition,
the Cardinals obtained Johnny Knolla from Creighton.
Lach, Schwenk and Banonis are fitting perfectly into
Conzelman's plans and these boys, thus far, have made
the difference between a winning and losing ball club.
Schwenk came to the Cardinals as a crack passer, and
he still can keep that title because Conzelman't outfit
is gaining most of its yardage on passes from Schwenk
to ends Frank Ivy, Ed Coppage and Bill Daddio. Then
there is Marshall Goldberg, who had his best year with
the Cardinals in 1941. Goldberg, after a late start, came
into his own against Detroit two weeks ago and should
be at full steam come Sunday night...KUHARICH IN
SERVICE: With smart Steve Kuharich in the service,
Goldberg carries around the brains of the Cardinals.
Kuharich called signals from his guard position last 
year. Champ Seibold, a former Packer tackle, is one of
the headliners in the Cardinal line. Seibold was idle last
season after spending five years with Green Bay. His
home is in Oshkosh where he played in the Fox River
Valley conference.
ISBELL RESUMES LEAD AMONG PASSERS IN NFL
SEPT 30 (Chicago) - Gary Famigliette, a Paleolithic
gentleman of tremendous persuasion when a few yards
are needed, and Clarence (Pug) Manders, a well known
electrician from Des Moines, have staked out early
claims on the NFL's 1942 individual scoring title. 
Famiglietti, a patient observer on the Chicago Bears'
bench for the greater part of the last four seasons, was
called on for a relief stint at Green Bay, when fulback
Bill Osmanski went out with a twisted knee, and 
promptly proceeded to smash his way through the Bays
for three touchdowns, two more than he scored all last
year. Meanwhile, in Buffalo, Manders, the league's
ground gaining champion last year, signalized his return
to league competition by contributing three scores to 
the Brooklyn Dodgers' triumph over the Philadelphia
Eagles, tying the Bear handy man for the lead at 18
points. Don Hutson, last season's leading scorer of the
Green Bay Packers, most valuable player and pass
catching champion, made two touchdowns, added four
conversions and moved into third place with a total of 16
points. Gaylon Smith, a veteran enjoying his first year
on a set of healthy legs, sprinted and plowed his way
into first place among ground gainers, beating out young Bill Dudley, the collegiate sensation from Virginia, who is striving to help Pittsburgh forget two straight lickings. Smith gained 149 yards in three games, and Dudley 145 in two. Cecil Isbell, Packer halfback, took up where he left off last season by resuming the lead among passers and pitching two touchdown tosses. This brought to 12 the number of consecutive league games in which Isbell has thrown one or more touchdown passes.
SNAKE STUDY AS SCOUT PROVED VALUABLE TO HUTSON AS GRIDDER
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - There is no mystery about Don Hutson's uncanny ability on the football field. This story won't change his methods of weaving, feinting and faking opponents out of position, but it will let reptile experts - as well as NFL coaches - in on a deep secret; how he acquired such abilities. The secret of Huston's success is, and was, the lowly snake. Before going into detail it might be explained that Hutson and Charles Atlas, the noted strong man, are two of a kind. Atlas developed his method of exercises after watching the muscles ripple on the backs of a lion. Hutson picked up his quick motions and ability to take off and perform grid miracles from the snake. Atlas built himself up from a 97-pound weakling by using his own exercises and Hutson got "his way" by handling snakes as a youth down in Arkansas. Hutson was known as Scout Donald Hutson in Pine Bluff when he decided to earn a merit badge in reptile study. Nobody in that vicinity ever got a merit badge in reptile study, so it was an ideal chance for young Donald to learn something new and at the same time better his chances of becoming an Eagle Scout...COLLECTION OF SNAKES: Well, Donald got to be an Eagle Scout okay, and along with it picked up a collection of 35 or 40 snakes. His collection was the largest ever collected by a Boy Scout in the midwest. During the later summers Scout Hutson acted as a counselor at summer camps and brought his snakes along to teach the city boys which king of snakes were harmful and the like. Donald wasn't a farm boy, but he was the only lad in Pine Bluff who had enough nerve to take up "snake study". Most of the boys living in the nearby Ozark mountains and on farms near there knew plenty about snakes but Scouthood was enjoyed mostly by the city youths. Right now, Hutson can tell you more about snakes than you'd expect to learn in biology class in high school or college. "Those Ozarks are full of snakes, poisonous and otherwise," the Packer end recalled, "and you've got to be on your guard. A bite from a water moccasin would kill you in a minute."...MOVES BY CONTRACTION: A snake is practically all muscle and moves by contraction of the body, all of which reminds us of Hutson (not the snake itself, mind you) You've probably seen Don literally contract his body as he suddenly leaped out of reach of a defensive back trying to knock down one of Cecil Isbell's passes intended for Hutson. In closing, it can be added that several coaches around the circuit might hire a few trained snakes. At any rate, don't be scared if a snake or two gets loose at City stadium one of these Sundays this season or next.
CARDS, PACKERS STAKE HOPES ON SUNDAY'S CLASH
SEPT 30 (Chicago) - The complete pattern of their 1942 campaigns will be pretty thoroughly etched Sunday night when the unbeaten Chicago Cardinals and the Bears-beaten Green Bay Packers come together in Comiskey park. A defeat for either one virtually will mean elimination right on the spot for Western division honors in the NFL. For the first time in years a Packer-Cardinal game takes on real significance to each. In past seasons the Cards went to bat figuring only to serve as a stumbling block to Green Bay's title chasing. Sunday night the sprightly Cardinals, who are playing head-up football under kindly Jimmy Conzelman, will be trying for their third straight league victory...IT'S A "MUST" CASE: The Packers have got to win. The Bears figure to be overtaken only by the Packers, who play them Nov. 15 in Wrigley field, but if Curly Lambeau's athletes lose another game between now and then the chase probably will be a hopeless one, even if they whip the champions later. That is, unless the Bears stumble also against the Cards or another opponent, which doesn't seem likely. The Cards last beat a Green Bay team in 1937. The score was 14 to 7. The Packers came back later in the season and dealt the Cards a 34 to 13 beating. Since then they've whittled down the Chicagoans eight straight times. In the first game with the Packers last year, the Cards led, 13 to 7, with less than two minutes to go. Then Green Bay scored and won by a point. Later in the season the Packers again won, 17 to 9. Conzelman wishes he knew how the Packers will react to Sunday's 44 to 28 loss to the Bears...MAY MAKE 'EM TOUGHER: "A defeat like this either causes a team to roar back the next time out or keeps it in the dumps for the next game," said Jim. "I don't know which way they're going to be. And I'm not so sure about my boys, either. We have a young team and will have to make up in enthusiasm what we lack in experience. One thing's certain - we'll play a rugged game." Conzelman's operatives who watched the Packers against the Bears are agreed that Mr. Lambeau has a better team as a whole than his 1941 one. "They all told me the Packers could easily have won," reported Jim. "I guess Cecil Isbell's pass on his 2-yard line, which George Wilson intercepted for a touchdown, was the real turning point. They tell me the Packers have a larger assortment of plays, too, and that Ted Fritsch, the kid fullback, really can go."...NO SCRIMMAGE THIS WEEK: Though the weather stopped the Cards in Pittsburgh last Sunday, there will be no scrimmage this week. Conzelman admits they may need a taste of bruising work, but he thinks a scrimmage would be a larger risk to his chances than skipping it. He can't afford to have any injuries because of the team's lack of manpower. Between now and Sunday the Cards will work hard at making their passing and running plays slicker, study pictures of the Packers' games this year, and maybe pray a bit. For once the Bears are forced to take a Sunday back seat. They'll be in Cleveland playing the Rams, who were beaten, 7 to 0, by the Cards earlier in the season.
TWO SET PACE IN PRO SCORING
SEPT 30 (Chicago) - Gary Famiglietti of the Chicago Bears and Pug Manders of the Brooklyn Dodgers have staked out early claims on the NFL's 1942 individual scoring honors. Each has scored three touchdowns in a single game. Leadership in the ground gaining department, however, was held bu Gaylon Smith, Cleveland Rams' veteran, who has a total of 149 yards in 34 attempts. Bill Dudley, collegiate sensation from Virginia, was right behind with 145. Dudley had the better average, for his total was made in 21 tries. Cecil Isbell of Green Bay took up where he left off last season, resuming the lead among passers and pitching two touchdown passes.