PACKERS BATTLE REJUVENATED LIONS IN MILWAUKEE SUNDAY
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - With an even break against the two murderous Chicago clubs in their back pockets, the Green Bay Packers left their hometown today for Milwaukee where they'll tangle with Detroit's rejuvenated Lions at State Fair park at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Curly Lambeau's warriors will be after their second NFL victory, and the Lions, making their debut under a new coaching staff, will be seeking win No. 1. For Wisconsin fans, it'll be the top game of the weekend because the result may be the turning point in the Packers' 1942 fortunes. Much will depend on the outcome of the Card-Bear classic in Chicago. If the Bears lose and the Packers win, the Bays will go into a second place tie with George Halas' wizards with two wins and one loss, and the Cards will take over first with three victories and one setback. If the Packers lose, they'll be behind two of those proverbial eight balls. The previous record of Detroit should be tossed aside in airing the possibilities of Sunday's game. The Lions had enough power before the league opened play to beat Philadelphia, 45 to 7, but since the team became dissatisfied, apparently with the coaching staff, and failed to show anything in the line of offense, losing three straight games, two by the shutout route...PACKERS FIRST VICTIM?: Things will be different at State Fair park. The Lions are under John (Bull) Karcis, a pro grid veteran from the old school, and the team should enter Sunday's game fired higher than a kite. Announcement of Karcis' appointment last Sunday along with those of Assistants Lloyd Cardwell and John Wiethe brought about a sudden reaction, and the team is determined to make Green Bay its first victim. Detroit, Karcis and his player assistants decided, does not have sufficient passing talent to make man-for-man offenses work against National league opposition. A single wing attack which gets more power ahead of the runner has been substituted. The first official move of Cardwell, backfield coach, is to return to his team's lineup. The veteran Cardwell, who has not been off the bench since the Chicago Cardinal opener, will start in place of halfback John Hall, who is injured. Lambeau is undecided on his starting lineup. In the last two contests, he opened with
a team composed mostly of newcomers. Chiefs in this
group included Ted Fritsch, fullback; Paul Berezney,
right tackle; Joel Mason, left end; Joe Carter, right end;
and Ben Starrett, blocking quarter. If Lambeau plans to
work in most of his veterans the starting lineup might
include Don Hutson and Carter, ends; Ernie Pannell and
Berezney, tackles; Buckets Goldenberg and Bill
Kuusisto, guards; Charley Brock, center; Larry Craig,
blocking quarter; Cecil Isbell, left halfback; Andy Uram,
​right half; and Lou Brock, fullback. Tony Canadeo, now 
a left half, may fit in the picture...CHIEF DETROIT
GUNNERS: Chief guns of the Lion attack are, besides
Cardwell: Harry Hopp, triple-threat left halfback who
earned his reputation last year; Harry (Bromo) Seltzer,
outstanding rookie fullback; Nebraska's Bill Callihan,
quarterback now assigned to the added duties of field
general; and Elmer Hackett, a recent acquisition at full.
Reports on the ticket sales in Milwaukee and Green
Bay indicate a large gathering. Ralph C. Smith, Packer
ticket director, sent the ticket boxes to Milwaukee at
3:30 this afternoon and fans from Green Bay who have
not purchased their ducats yet may obtain them at the
park. Smith announced that there are plenty of good
seats available. The Packers were to leave on the
Milwaukee Road at 5:30 this afternoon, and will stay at
the Schroeder hotel. They'll return to Green Bay at 9:30
Sunday night on the same road...RACE IN FIFTH
WEEK: The NFL race enters its fifth weekend Sunday,
with upsets and extraordinary performances by rookies
already established as the motif for the season. In New
York, the Giants, Eastern division champions, make
their league debut against Philadelphia before a home
crowd after splitting two starts on the road, both full
blown upsets. Across the river in Flatbush the unbeaten
Dodgers continue their drive for their first divisional
championship by tackling the Pittsburgh Steelers, 13 to
10, conquerors of the Giants in last Sunday's ranking
surprise. The Dodgers, twice victorious and in first place
in the Eastern division, will be opening a six-week's 
homestand, a factor worth remembering in computing
pennant chances. Washington, victimized by the Giants
in an upset, but victorious over the Eagles and the
Steelers, meets Cleveland in the nation's capital, with
the impetus of a successful fourth period rally last week
in Philadelphia to make it the favorite over the Rams...
GALLARNEAU, ARTOE RETURN: The Cardinals' task
against the Bears will be completed by the return to the
Bear lineup of Hugh Gallarneau and Lee Artoe, who
were held of last week's Cleveland contest. Sid Luckman, the heart of the T, injured four weeks ago, also will be better shape this week. Brooklyn, with Merlyn Condit and Dean McAdams getting better every time out and a line lifted above the ordinary by All-League tackle Bruiser Kinard, should remain unbeaten through the day's activity. But to accomplish this it will be forced to pay strict attention to Bill Dudley, the Steelers' sensational young halfback.
HUTSON RECORD REACHES 416
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions will make their second "debut" of the season, against the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee Sunday and for the sake of the future of NFL play in the Motor City and their own jobs the players hope to make it an auspicious one. The "debut" is under the new coaching staff composed of John (Bull) Karcis, John Wiethe and Lloyd Cardwell, which was appointed to replace William Edwards and Roy Miller after the club dropped its third straight game against Brooklyn last Sunday. Aside from the Chicago Bears, the Lions couldn't pick out a tougher foe than the Packers who have lost one game to the Bruins and handed the Chicago Cardinals their only thumping. The Packers have won six of their last seven starts against Detroit and hold a lifetime 13-4 edge over the Lions. Last season the Lions were crushed by Green Bay, 23 to 0, and 24 to 7. The cry of the Lions Sunday will be a familiar one, i.e. "Stop Don Hutson". Yes, the ex-Alabama end is around and still scoring touchdowns, field goals and points after touchdown for the Packers. His favorite pitcher, Cecil Isbell, is also on the scene so the Lions have their work out for them. For their opener under Head Coach Karcis, the Lions will present a changed attack and a slightly altered lineup. Karcis is employing the single wingback with a man in motion offense in preference to the shift of the Edwards' regime. The principal lineup change has Paul Szakash, veteran Lion, at end after having been a quarterback all season. He is paired with Bill Fisk, Emil Uremovich and Alex Schibanoff will hold down the tackle while Augie Lio and Ted Pavelec will play the guards. At center will be Alexander Wojciechowicz. Murray Evans will make his second start at quarterback. Backfield Coach Cardwell and Ned Mathews will hold down the halfback slots while Elmer Hackney, purchased recently from Pittsburgh, will start at fullback.
PACKERS AND LIONS MEET HERE SUNDAY
OCT 10 (Milwaukee) - Green Bay's job grows no easier, Sunday, at State Fair park, the Packers must face a team, the Detroit Lions, with a new coach, new system and new spirit which can add up to nothing but trouble. A week ago the game looked like one of the possible soft touches on Green Bay's schedule. Everybody was taking picks on the Lions. Last Sunday night, however, after Brooklyn had finished mauling the Lions, 28-7, Owner Fred Mandel had had enough. He wiped the slate clean. He replaced Bill Edwards with John (Bull) Karcis as head coach and Lloyd Cardwell and John Wiethe as assistants. He gave the triuverate a free hand. Things happened at once. A single wing back was substituted Monday for the combination Notre Dame and man in motion. A few men were shifted around. And a flaming new spirit was fanned in the whole squad. Saturday night it was anything but a bedraggled bunch of Lions, beaten in three straight games, who came to town awaiting the kickoff. The Packers, who also arrived Saturday night, have, fortunately, not deluded themselves about what to expect. Not only have they the utmost respect for the material on Detroit's roster and how the new coaching staff and spirit will affect it, but they remain just a little shaken from their own disappointing showing and narrow squeak against the Chicago Cardinals at Comiskey park last Sunday night. The Packers won, 17-13, but they needed a freak touchdown in the final quarter to come through after they had been roundly outplayed most of the way. Charley Brock stole the ball out of the arms of Chicago's Bob Morrow and ran 25 yards for the winning touchdown. The work this week has produced improvement. The passing especially was sharpened up. A week ago against the Cardinals' aggressive young line, the Packers completed only 5 out of 19 passes. It was far below their average. With Isbell still favoring his injured side a bit, more of the passing chores have been shifted over to Tony Canadeo. The results have pleased Lambeau. The little Gonzaga firecracker may not be an Isbell, but he is still a sharpshooter. The game will be the first for Royal Kahler, giant Nebraska tackle, who was obtained in a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kahler has worked out with the squad all week. Much of the work this week was also devoted to defense against the single wing which Karcis has announced his Lions would henceforth use and particularly against the reverses on which Cardwell once ran wild. Lambeau, as mentioned, has the utmost respect for material on Karcis' squad. Men like Cardwell, Harry Hopp, Bill Callihan, Elmer Hackney, Ned Matthews, Johnny Hall, Alex Wojciechowicz, Augie Lion, Bill Fisk and Emil Uremevich, just to mention a few, have too much football in them not to snap out of the doldrums in which they have lolled. The Lions have scored only one touchdown in three games so far. Sunday's game here will be one of a full round in the National league. In the others, the Chicago Bears will play the Cardinals at Wrigley field, the Pittsburgh Steelers will face Brooklyn at Brooklyn, the Giants will play Philadelphia at New York and the Cleveland Rams will meet Washington at Washington. The Bears, Brooklyn, Giants and Washington are favorites. The Packers are 13 1/2 point favorites to defeat the Lions. They have lost only one in their last seven games to Detroit. A crowd of 18,000 is expected.
GREEN BAY FAVORED OVER DETROIT TODAY
OCT 10 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Green Bay Packers, with a record of one defeat and one loss in the NFL, meet the revamped Detroit Lions Sunday at 2 p.m. at State Fair park in a game that should result in a Packer triumph, but only after a tougher battle than many anticipate. The Lions have failed to score a league victory this season and apparently had fallen from the high spot they had held through the Potsy Clark and Dutch Clark regimes. But after their loss to Brooklyn last week the Lions were revamped, the coaching chiefs were dismissed and the offense was completely overhauled. Head Coach John Karcis, Backfield Coach Lloyd Cardwell and Line Coach John Wiethe were named to take over. The first thing they did was toss out the offensive taught by Bill Edwards and return to the offensive that carried the club to the 1935 title and made them serious title threats in all the other years - the single wingback. It will be the single wingback style the Packers must face Sunday and it was the single wingback that caused the Packers so much trouble in the days of Ace Gutowsky and Glenn Presnell. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Bays, dissatisfied with the way his offense had sputtered most of the season, save for the Chicago Bears and Army Stars games, has stressed that department of play this week and is confident his club will come up with its best attack of the year. "We have far more running strength than our records show," he said upon arrival here Saturday, "and we're going to have it clicking against the Lions. Man for man the Detroit club is as good as they come and the handicap of changing systems won't be too tough because most of the veterans and a number of newcomers have used that almost throughout their entire careers." Lambeau has not decided upon his starting lineup, but it is believed he will start his shock troops in order that the regular unit can size up the opponents and their defensive tactics.
KARCIS GETS TOUGH SPOT FOR DEBUT WITH LIONS
OCT 11 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions will make their second "debut" of the season against the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee Sunday and for the sake of the future of
NFL play in the Motor City and their own jobs the players hope
to make it an auspicious one. The "debut" is under the new
coaching staff composed of John (Bull) Karcis, John Wiethe and
Lloyd Cardwell, which was appointed to replace Bill Edwards
and Roy Miller after the club dropped its third straight game
against Brooklyn last Sunday. Aside from the Chicago Bears,
the Lions couldn't pick out a tougher foe than the Packers who
have lost one game to the Bears and handed the Chicago Cards
their only thumping. The Packers have won six of their last seven starts against Detroit and hold a lifetime 13-4 edge over the Lions. Last season the Lions were crushed by Green Bay, 23 to 0 and 24 to 7. The cry of the Lions Sunday will be a familiar one, i.e. "Stop Don Hutson". Yes, the ex-Alabama end is around and still scoring touchdowns, field goals and points after touchdown for the Packers. His favorite pitcher, Cecil Isbell, is also on the scene so the Lions have their work cut out for them. For their opener under Head Coach Karcis, the Lions will present a changed attack and a slightly altered lineup. Karcis is employing the single wingback who a man in man offense in preference to the shift of the Edwards' regime. The principal lineup change has Paul Szakash, veteran Lion, at end after having been a quarterback all season. He is paired with Bill Fisk. Emil Uremovich and Alex Schibanoff will hold down the tackles while Augie Lio and Ted Pavelec will play the guards. At center will be Alex Wojciechowicz. Murray Evans will make his second start at quarterback. Backfield Coach Cardwell and Ned Mathews will hold down the halfback slots while Elmer Hackney, purchased recently from Pittsburgh, will start at fullback.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
NOV 11 (Detroit) - Two months ago John (Bull) Karcis was preparing to start his third season as football coach of Pitcairn (Pa.) High School, an institution with an enrollment of fewer than 500 boys and girls. Sunday in Milwaukee the same Karcis will make his debut as the head coach of the Detroit Lions matching football strategy with E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, the Green Bay Packers. We know of no parallel case in football history when advancement for a coach has been so astonishingly rapid. The Lions may lose to Green Bay Sunday, but eventually this department is sure they will do better under the "Bull" whose muscular legs drove him over many a foe's goal line during a brilliant career. The reasons for this belief are two: 1 - There has been something of the Horatio Alger in Karcis' career and things have usually improved the minute he arrived in place where victories had been few. 2 - Karcis is an ex-NFL player and of the 24 head and assistant coaches in the circuit, 20 men formerly earned their money as paid players. The only head coach without National league playing experience is Mike Getto of Brooklyn...STILL A STRANGER: Karcis has been head coach of the Lions for seven days now, but Detroit knows comparatively little about hi,. New Tiger and Lions leaders of the past have ordinarily been the subjects of crib-to-manhood stories, but for some reason this hasn't happened to Karcis. "Bull" started playing football at Monaca (Pa.) High, a school that has produced numerous gridiron heroes. In 1927 he entered Carnegie Tech and as a sophomore he helped in the 27-7 victory over Notre Dame, first defeat of the Irish on their home field in 22 seasons. After a season of semipro football in the Pittsburgh area in 1931, Karcis signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers who had finished ninth in the ten-team circuit. Dr. Karcis seemed to be the man to improve the situation, Brooklyn being sixth in 1932. The league was divided into two divisions in 1933 and Brooklyn was second. The Dodgers were third in 1934 and second again in 1935. Brooklyn sold Karcis to Pittsburgh after the 1935 campaign. The Pirates had been last twice and next to last once in the three preceding seasons. With Karcis leading the attack, the Pittsburgh eleven lost the Eastern Division title by one game. Karcis stayed on through 1937 but in 1938 was given one of the most unusual releases ever handed an athlete...HE MISSED THE TRAIN: Coach Johnny Blood liked Karcis, as does almost everyone else in football, and didn't want to tell the big fullback that he was through. The Pirates had an exhibition game scheduled in Boston and were scheduled to leave Monday morning. Karcis was told the train left at 9 a.m., but when he arrived at the station he learned that it had pulled out an hour earlier. When he telephoned the Pittsburgh office, he was told of his release. It looked like quits for John, but he went East and caught on in a minor league. Unwittingly, Karcis' old teammates at Pittsburgh pushed him into the real money for the first time. This occurred in 1938 when Pittsburgh beat New York principally because Byron (Whizzer) White ran wild. After the game Coach Steve Owen, of the Giants, fired Taldon Manton, a fullback, and signed Karcis. The success story was repeated. New York won the division championship and beat Green Bay in the playoff game. In 1939 New York won again, losing this time to the Packers. Meanwhile, Brooklyn and Pittsburgh were going nowhere in particular. Karcis quit voluntarily in 1940, entering Slippery Rock Teachers College to get the credits necessary to qualify as a high school teacher. Then he got the coaching job at Pitcairn...A YEAR BEHIND SCHEDULE: The Lions wanted to hire Karcis as backfield coach a year ago, but the deal fell through. In August of this year, it materialized and Karcis was an early arrival at the training camp at Charlevoix. Like many big men, Karcis is a soft-spoken individual who is willing to do anything. At Charlevoix the Lions needed a man to drive the bus from their hotel to the practice field. "Don't hire anybody," Karcis said. "I can drive a bus. And he did. The fifth coach the Lions have had in five years, Karcis has inherited a team which for numerous reasons has appeared to be an all-time low as the city's representatives in professional football. It may not be a winner this week, next week or the week after but we fell that it is bound to improve. For one thing, it just can't get worse and for another the "Bull" has been in similar situations before and has always managed to come out on top.
DETROIT ELEVEN FIRED HIGH FOR PACKER GAME
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - Mr. and Mrs. Green Bay should
spend Sunday in Milwaukee. That's the advice of Coach 
Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. At 2 o'clock 
in the afternoon at State Fair park, the Packers will
meet the Detroit Lions in what Lambeau and his men
believe will be the hottest clash in the NFL Sunday, and
that includes the Cardinal-Bear affair in Chicago.
Wisconsin fans, and those who come from Michigan,
will see the Detroit club makes its debut under Coach
John (Bull) Karcis, who Sunday replaced Bill Edwards.
The Lions will operate with a new single wing attack,
which is replacing the Notre Dame and man-in-motion
offense. If you're still not convinced, go back to a week
of two before the opening of National league play. At
that time, the Detroits murdered a powerful Philadelphia
Eagle team, 45 to 6, proving that the Lions have plenty
on the ball. The Eagles turned around and whipped
the Pittsburgh Steelers and then barely lost to the
Redskins (a club that beat Green Bay, 28 to 7), while
the Lions, apparently dissatisfied with the coaching,
skidded in the mud...DETROIT WONDER WORKERS:
The coaching change at Detroit is expected to work
wonder, and Lambeau has prepared his Packers to
meet a team as strong as the Chicago Cardinals or
Bears. Almost in the same breath it might be added
that Green Bay and Northeastern Wisconsin fans can
get their tickets at the Packer ducat office in the Legion
building any time up to 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon
when the boxes will be moved to Milwaukee. The office
will be open until 9 o'clock. The ticket sale in Milwaukee
has been good and the same goes for Green Bay. The
State Fair park holds about 24,000 customers, and a
large number of good seats are still available...LAST
PERFORMANCE GOOD: Grid fans from Milwaukee and
the downstate area got their first look at the Bays on 
one of their best days this season when they met the
Western Army All-Stars in an exhibition game, and
combined a powerful ground game with their usual aerial
display to defeat Major Wallace Wade's charges. All of
this probably accounts for the good ticket sale in
Milwaukee. The Packers will pull out of Green Bay on 
the Milwaukee Road's Chippewa at 5:30 Saturday night,
and will headquarter at the Hotel Schroeder. Making 
their first road trip with the Bays will be Keith Ranspot,
Southern Methodist end, and Royal Kahler, Nebraska
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - A timid and ailing Green Bay Packer football team suddenly turned mean and healthy during the last half to defeat a powerful Chicago Cardinal eleven, 17 to 13, in the 38th National league fracas between the two rivals before nearly 30,000 fans in Comiskey park here Sunday night. With a seat in the championship race to win and everything to lose, the Packers literally tore the Cardinals from limb to limb in the third and fourth quarters, and finally capitalized within the short space of five minutes somewhere near the close of the fourth heat. The Cardinals were leading, 13 to 3, when Russ Letlow recovered Marshall Goldberg's fumble on the Packer 37 just before the third period ended. This was the Packers' big chance, and Curly Lambeau's men must have had a taste of the grass in the Cardinals' end zone because the big Bays just plain stormed the Chicagoans to pieces. The Packers pounded 63 yards to play dirt, with Don Hutson scoring on a five-yard strike from Cecil Isbell who thereby extended his touchdown pass record of 14 straight league games. Lou Brock, looking more like the old master, Clarke Hinkle, ripped off chunks of ten and 12 yards as well as a lot of smaller gains to eat up most of the distance. Hutson's kick was good and the score was 13-10, Cardinals. Another Brock, Charley by first name and a cousin of Lou at that, entered the picture and left Card Coach Jimmy Conzelman with 700 less hairs and Lambeau with a broad smile. Center Charley, one of the most noted ball stealers in the circuit, broke the Fifth Commandment seven plays after the next kickoff when he picked the ball of John Morrow's arms on a center smash and raced 20 yards over the Card goal line for what turned out to be the winning touchdown. Hutson's kick was perfect, and that was the end of the ball game.
CHARLEY MAKES SURE
That was the end of the ball game, but Big Charley made sure a few minutes later when he recovered John Martin's fumble on the Cardinals 45. The Bays stalled royally as Hutson tried a field goal from the 50, and strange as it may seem, the Packers took too much time in the huddle. The game ended with the Cardinals in possession on their own 45 trying desperately to pass. Unlike the advance notices, Isbell and Hutson, those famous touchdown twins, were decidedly off color. Isbell completed but one pass to Hutson and that went for a score. He also made nine yard gains on throws to Joe Carter and Lou Brock. Tony Canadeo completed the other two. Fourteen out of 19 Packer passes went haywire. Ted Fritsch, the star stellar youngster from Stevens Point, played a whale of a game as understudy to Brock at fullback. He booted a 37-yard field goal three plays after Earl Ohlgren recovered the opening kickoff on the Cardinal 30. And it was Fritsch's 36-yard run wide around right end to the Cardinal 35 that touched off the Packers' spark on the first play after the second half kickoff. On the whole, the Packer play was divided into two types - good and bad. Facing one of the best Cardinal teams in years, and an inspired one, too, the Packers never could get started after Fritsch booted his field goal, although an intercepted pass by Joe Laws cut down a Cardinal threat on the next series of plays.
EACH CUTS THROAT
Steve Lach, former Duke star, cut the Packers throat more than once in the first half. He intercepted a pass directly in front of Hutson near the end of the opening frame, and set the stage for the Cardinals' first touchdown on the Packer 36. On the second play after, Schwenk whaled a strike to Lach for a 35-yard touchdown play, the Duke ace taking the ball behind L. Brock. Lach intercepted another Isbell heave at the start of the third quarter and it led to Daddio's first field goal from the 32, a boot that gave the Cards a 10 to 3 lead. Near running by Goldberg and the passing of Schwenk put the Cards in position for the goal kick. Lach also had something to do with Daddio's second field goal. He took Canadeo's punt on the 21 a few minutes later and ran from the Card 21 to the 34. A 30-yard run by Schwenk and a ten-yard run by Schwenk and a ten-yard pass to Ivy set the ball on the 30 from where Daddio kicked field goal No. 2. The biggest disappointment was the Packers' inability to score once deep into Cardinal territory. After Daddio's second field goal, Uram caught two passes from Canadeo, one for 29 and the other for 36, for position on the Card 14. This fizzled when Martin intercepted the ball in the end zone. Almost the same thing happened in the third period, only this interception was on the goal line. When the Packers scored in the first period on Fritsch's field goal, it was the first time the Cardinals goal line has been crossed by any means this season. The Packers made it official with an aerial touchdown and Brock's run in the fourth quarter. The Cards had blanked Detroit and Cleveland. The Packers wasted little time getting into the scoring column, picking up three points on the fourth play after the opening kickoff. Fritsch booted a long one to John Martin, who ran in to a snag of Packers on the 10 and promptly fumbled, with Earl Ohlgren recovering on the 32. Three plays netted only two yard, and Fritsch stepped back on the 37 to boot the field goal, a kick that cleared the crossbars by about three feet. Fritsch exercised his toe again a moment later with a kickoff to Alton Coppage, who ran from the 20 back to the Card 34. Johnny Knolla slipped off left tackle for 12 yards for the Cards' first offensive threat. Joe Laws took care of any Cardinal threat four plays later when he intercepted Bud Schwenk's long pass on the Packer 15 and raced back to the 25. A tipoff on Isbell's passing troubles took place after the Packers failed on three tries when he pegged the ball a good country mile to the left of Hutson. Shortly before this Laws picked up five but the Bays were penalized 15 yards for holding, after which Fritsch made three off right guard. Fritsch was hurt on the play. Lou Brock followed Isbell's wild heave by punting out on the Cardinal 25. The Cardinals gathered in a first down as Goldberg piled over right end for three and Schwenk rifled a long shot to Lach to the Packer 44 for 16 yards. On second down, Hutson and Andy Uram crashed into each other knocking own Schwenk's long throw to the Packer 15. Paul Berezney smashed the shifty Goldberg to the ground for no gain and then Lach punted into the end zone.
CHEATHAM IN WAY
Isbell tried Uram as a receiver for the first time, but Lloyd Cheatham was in the way. After the Packers went back five for offside, Brock cut around left end and, behind sharp blocking by Larry Craig and Buckets Goldenberg, picked up nine yards. Bill Kuusisto was knocked cold on the play and was carried from the field. After Brock got two through center and Isbell's pass went out of bounds, Brock, standing in the pitcher's box, sent a long spiral to Steve Lach, who was nailed in his tracks by Hutson, Schwenk, fizzling on two passes and an attempt at the line, punted to Uram on the Packer 28. Brock smashed off right tackle on a great play for 11 yards. The entire Cardinal line blasted Isbell for a 16-yard loss as he tried to pass. The payoff came a moment later when Lach intercepted a pass in front of Hutson on the Cardinal 36. In two plays, the Cards were in front of the Packers, 7 to 3, as Goldberg smashed left guard for one and then Schwenk sailed the ball to Lach for 35 yards and a touchdown. Lach took the ball on the 24 about 10 feet behind Brock. Daddio's kick was perfect. Brock took the kickoff back to the 26 from the 12, and Isbell hit Brock in the flat for nine as the quarter ended. Fritsch tried right guard but was slammed back for a three-yard loss, after which Canadeo sailed around right end for seven and a first down on the Cardinal 41. On second down, those pesky Cards took the springs out of the Bays when Lach intercepted Isbell's pass on the 40 and ran back to the 49. Despite a 15-yard penalty for clipping the Cards slashed straight to the Packer 32 from where Bill Daddio split the crossbar with a field goal. Some great running by Goldberg and a 19-yard pass from Schwenk to Ray Ebli put the ball in position for Daddio's boot after Hutson and Isbell broke up two passes. Canadeo forced Packer blood pressure to pop a moment later when he fumbled Daddio's kickoff and recovered on the 15. Brock and Canadeo hit right end for 14 yards and a five-yard Card penalty for offside and three failures at the line resulted  in Canadeo punting to Lach on the 21, from where Lach took the ball to the Card 34. Schwenk slid around right end, missed two Packers tacklers and danced 30 yards to the Packer 35. A quick pass over the line to Ivy produced ten more yards, and four plays later, Daddio kicked it over for a field goal from the 30, and the Cards led, 13 to 3.
URAM LIKE HUTSON
The Packers found themselves behind the eight-ball again when they gained only seven yards in four plays, and lost the ball to the Cards with only two minutes left in the half. C. Brock, the roving center, saved the day for Lambeau's men when he intercepted Goldberg's pass on the 21. The Packers suddenly caught fire as Canadeo whipped a heave to Uram, who ran to the 50, a gain of 29 yards. After Hutson missed two passes from Canadeo, the second of which was one of those "heartbreakers" just near the Card ten, Uram made a typical Hutson catch on the Card 14, a gain of 36 yards. With a minute left, that famous end around play, with Hutson carrying the ball, picked up only three yards as the Packer end ran into a wave of tacklers. The roof fell in as John Martin intercepted a pass in the end zone for a touchback. With Bukant and Goldberg running, the Cards made a first down as the half ended. The Packers came out for the second half looking for blood. Isbell took Daddio's kickoff on the 15 and literally tore his way to the Packer 29. Then Fritsch, on the sweetest running play of the game, steamed around right end, evaded two blockers, cut to his left and charged to the Cardinal 35 for a 36-yard scamper. At this point, the officials called for time out to stop the music from coming over the public address system. It was the Northwestern university victory song, by the way. Isbell ran a block around left end in making two yards and Fritsch gained one at center before Isbell's pass to Canadeo dropped out of reach. Knolla took Canadeo's punt on the Card ten and Joel Mason dragged him down on the 15. On second down, Knolla broke off right tackle and buzzed to the 30, where he fumbled and Canadeo recovered for the Bays. Eight yards on runs by Canadeo and Fritsch plus a five-yard Card offside penalty put the Bays on the Cardinal 20, but Isbell, trying to pass, was smeared for a 10-yard loss by Bolger and Daddio. This threat gained prestige as interference was called on Goldberg when he ran into Hutson trying to catch a throw from Isbell on the 16. After Isbell and Fritsch got seven, Goldberg caught the ball out of Hutson's hands on the goal line and ran to the 16.
GREAT PASS CATCH
A spectacular catch by Lach with Isbell and Canadeo riding on his shoulders gave the Cards position on the Packer 45, a net gain of 27 yards. After Schwenk completed another one to Ivy, bruising Russ Letlow put a damper of Card notions by recovering a Goldberg fumble on the Packer 37, and thereby setting the stage for the Packers' first touchdown. Two smashes by Lou Brock brought the ball to the Packer 49. A quick Isbell shot to Joe Carter was good for nine and Brock made it a first down with a one-yard smash off tackle. As the quarter ended, Isbell went around end for five to the Cardinal 34. The Packers really caught ablaze as Lou Brock blasted the weak side for ten yards and Isbell poked right tackle for seven to the Card 17. It was time for a strike to Hutson, but Isbell's pitch was low and into the dirt, so Brock fought his way through center for 12 yards and excellent position on the five. Isbell and Brock both failed on end runs and the only logical thing was to pass. Isbell uncorked a perfect pitch to Hutson on the goal line and Don fell over. Hutson's kick was perfect and the score looked halfway respectable. On the first play after the kickoff, Lou Brock intercepted Schwenk's toss and the Packers were on their way, at least momentarily. Vince Banonis broke through and nailed Canadeo for a five-yard loss, and a couple of plays later Lou Brock punted to the 13. The next three plays proved to be the end of the Cards. Bob Morrow cracked center for eight but Knolla was nailed by Bill Kuusisto for no gain on the next shot off tackle. The Packers won the game on the following play as Charlie Brock picked the ball out of Morrow's arms and ran 20 yards for the touchdown without a Cardinal hand touching him. Hutson's kick was perfect. The Cards followed Letlow's kickoff with a first down but Charlie Brock recovered Martin's fumble on the Cardinal 45. On fourth down, Hutson tried a field goal from the 50 but the Packers took too much time in the huddle and were penalized five yards, all of which didn't hurt the situation. Brock punted into the end zone, and the Cards started from their own 20. Runs of seven and 14 yards and a pass from Schwenk to Morrow pushed the Cards to their own 45 but on the last play of the game Larry Craig smashed Schwenk for a nine-yard loss.
GREEN BAY -   3   0   0  14  -  17
CHI CARDS -   7   6   0   0  -  13
1st - GB - Ted Fritsch, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - CHI - Steve Lach, 35-yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Bill Daddio kick) CHICAGO CARDINALS 7-3
2nd - CHI - Daddio, 32-yard field goal CHICAGO CARDINALS 10-3
2nd - CHI - Daddio, 30-yard field goal CHICAGO CARDINALS 13-3
4th - GB - Don Hutson, 5-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Hutson kick) CHICAGO CARDINALS 13-10
4th - GB - Charley Brock, 20-yard fumble return (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 17-13
Green Bay Packers (1-1) 17, Chicago Cardinals (2-1) 13
Sunday October 4th 1942 (at Chicago)
PACKERS MEET 'NEW' DETROIT ELEVEN AT MILWAUKEE SUNDAY
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - With their first swallow of blood digested, the Green Bay Packers are licking their chops for more. They'll try for second straight NFL victory against the new Detroit Lions at State Fair park in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. Besides the Lions, the Packers will be facing a new spirit brought about by appointment of a new coach, John (Bull) Karcis, and the law of averages. The Lions have lost three straight games, all under Bill Edwards, now unemployed. The
Detroit outfit dropped a 13 to 0 decision to the Chicago
Cardinals; a 14 to 0 results to the Cleveland Rams; and
a 28-7 game at the hands of Brooklyn's Dodgers. The
law of averages should "help" them in their fourth start.
Although the records give the Packers a wide edge,
Coach Curly Lambeau started drilling his team for the
battle of their lives at 9:30 this morning. He is certain,
as are the players, that Detroit will show a spirited
reaction as the result of the changes in their coaches.
Observers pointed out at the start of the season that
Detroit was one club to watch in the Western division.
pparently Edwards had not been able to bring out the
best in his Lions. The Packers are expected to bump
into that "best" next Sunday. Ralph C. Smith, ticket
director, announced that there are plenty of good seats
on sale for Sunday's game in the Packer ducat office in
the Legion building, which will be open every day this
week from 9 to 12 in the morning and 1:30 to 5 in the
afternoon. Fans are urged to get their tickets early,
because the ticket boxes will be moved to Milwaukee
Friday night. The seat sale in Milwaukee is good, Smith
reported. The Packers launched practice today in great
shape. Bill Kuusisto, guard, and fullback Ted Fritsch
are fully recovered from rough handling iin the Packer-
Cardinal game Sunday. There are a number of minor
bruises and bumps but none are serious. Kuusisto was
knocked cold early in the game but later returned.
Those "million" mistakes the Packers made against the
Cardinals were given an airing after movies of the game
were shown. Lambeau was far from satisfied with play execution in Sunday's game, but was highly pleased at the fight the Packers showed in the second half, a spirited urge that brought them a 17 to 13 victory...NEW PLAYERS IN PICTURE: At present, no changes are scheduled for the Packers, although two newcomers, tackle Royal Kahler, a brother of halfback Bob, and end Keith Ranspot may fit into the picture somewhere. Both Kahler and Ranspot have professional experience. Sunday's game with the Detroiters will be the 17th since 1934 when the Lions obtained their franchise. In that space, the Packers won 13 and lost four. No tie games were played. In points scored, the Packers hold a 327 to 168 edge...BEARS VS. CARDINALS: While the Packers and Detroit battle at Milwaukee, the big fireworks will take place in Wrigley field in Chicago where the Bears and Cardinals will battle it out in the first of their two inter-city games. In other contests, the unbeaten Brooklyn Dodgers will play hosts to Pittsburgh; Cleveland will invade Washington; and Philadelphia goes to New York. Up this way, the Packers have eyes for the Cardinals next Sunday. A victory for Jimmy Conzelman's team would throw the Packers into a virtual tie with the Bears and Cards, providing, of course, the Bays take Detroit into camp.
AUSTRALIANS CAN'T SEE WHY YANKS' FOOTBALL IS SO TOUGH
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - Sergeant Bob Adkins, a former
Green Bay Packer football player, is having a hard time
convincing the natives of Australia that American 
football is a "tough game". Writing to Mrs. Sue Wallen,
mother of Earl Wallen, who was killed in action at
Pearl Harbor, Adkins says that Australian football is a
fast game but "these people are always bragging about
it being so much rougher than American football when
the players only practice 20 minutes two evenings a
week, then play on Saturday. Imagine one of us trying 
to play a game with 40 minutes practice. I sure would
hate to be the player who tried that. I've been trying for
the last few months to convince these people here that
our football is a tough game and that this game which
they are playing is just a child's game, but I don't have
much of a chance with one against thousands."...A
"SECOND MOTHER" Assistant manager of the Astor
hotel, where many of the Packers stay, Mrs. Wallen
acts as a 'second mother" to the big Packer huskies,
some of whom are spending their first season away 
from home. She also received a letter from Private
Frank Balasz, now in the Naval Training School at
College Station, Texas. Adkins' letter was sent to San
Francisco from an unidentified point in Australia. In
explaining the Australian game, Adkins writes: "In their
game, they use 18 men and they just run around like a
basketball team. Only one substitute is used during the
whole game, which consists of four 25-minute quarters,
and five-minute rests between quarters. They do not
have any system in their game like we have and the
game is played by dropkickng the call from one person
to the other instead of passing like we do."...TWO 
WAYS TO SCORE: "There are only two ways to score. They have two seats of goal posts on each end of the field with one small pole standing on either side of the larger poles and when the ball is dropkicked between the large ones it counts six points and between the large ones it counts six points and between one small and one large it counts one point." Adkins writes that his basketball team won the league championship with 23 victories and no losses, and that his baseball squad is fighting for the title. Adkins played here in 1940 and part of the 1941 season. Balazs started with the Packers in 1939 and was sent to the Chicago Cardinals a year later. Balazs writes: "I suppose the boys are throwing the old pigskin around. I've never in my life had such an urge to come back and play football, but I guess we have a much bigger game to play now, and I'm only hoping I can really do my part to help win it. When the final whistle blows to end this one you can be sure we'll be on the winning side."...WINNING FEELING: "That winning feeling was created in Green Bay, and I only hope it will carry me through now. The commander here wants to send me to a higher school for radio but I just don't think I can go for any more schooling. It would mean cramming a four-year radio course in 18 weeks."
PACKER-CARDS GAME MOVIES SHOWN TODAY
OCT 6 (Chicago) - Yesterday was the calm after the storm for Jim Conzelman and his thwarted Chicago Cardinals. Temperatures were almost back to normal after their 17 to 13 defeat of the previous evening by the Packers under what they termed questionable circumstances. But today cold packs may be in order again when the disputed play which gave Green Bay the winning touchdown is flashed on the screen at a private showing in the Sutherland hotel. Coach Conzelman and his players feel confident the film version will prove their point - that Bob Morrow, Chicago fullback, had been completely stopped on his rush when Charles Brock, the wideawake Packer center, appropriated the ball and strolled 23 yards back of the Cardinal goal line for a touchdown which was allowed by referee Bobby Cahn...AS LAMBEAU SAW IT: Curly Lambeau, coach of the Packers, said in Milwaukee last night that Brock's touchdown was as legal as thought it had a notary public's seal on it. He declared that Morrow was still wiggling and trying for more yardage when his opportunistic center, Mr. Brock, snatched the ball and turned a Green Bay 13 to 10 deficit into a 16 to 13 lead, which became 17 to 13 as soon as Don Hutson had time to make the kick after touchdown. Coach Lambeau thought it was unfair to criticize referee Cahn for his part in the affair. If the pictures show that Morrow was still in action when Brock stole the ball, Cahn will merit an apology from Conzelman, who charged after the game that the referee had erred on his decision...ALMOST STOPPED ISBELL: Lambeau described the Cardinals as the best of that organization's elevens in more than a decade, particularly praising the pass defense, which for a time threatened to shut out Cecil Isbell who has thrown at least one touchdown pass in more than a dozen consecutive games. Isbell finally clicked with a 5 yard toss to Hutson. While the mystery of the winning touchdown still was being debated, George Halas, coach of the world champion Bears, could be pardoned for being a little churlish...HOW GOOD ARE THEY?: "That one's over," said George. "How about putting the focus on our game Sunday with the Cardinals? After all, it's our first league game of the year in Chicago. We're anxious to see if the Cards really are as good as everyone says they are." Sunday's game with the Cardinals will be in Wrigley field.
PACKERS' SUNDAY TASK COMPLICATED BY LIONS
OCT 6 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Packers' assignment against the Detroit Lions at State Fair park Sunday was not made any easier by the coaching upheaval over the weekend in which the triumverate of John (Bull) Karcis, Lloyd Cardwell and John Wiethe was named to succeed Bill Edwards. The new coaching staff may or may not be able to turn out a better coaching job than Bill Edwards, but, at least, in its first few starts it is going to have the advantage of a resurging spirit in the squad. A fresh start, after the disappointment of the first month of the season, is always accompanied by this. The new coaches wasted no time, according to word from Detroit, in getting back on track. In Monday's workout the T formation which Edwards had installed this season was junked and a single wingback substituted. The Lions, despite their unimpressive record for the season, are apt to prove exceptionally tough here Sunday...A couple of new Packers will make their debut here - Royal Kahler, former Nebraska tackle, and Keith Ranspot, an end from Southern Methodist. Kahler, who belonged to Pittsburgh but who quit the squad after a week of practice to do defense work, was bought and signed Sunday to replace Bill Lee who had enlisted in the Navy. Ranspot was obtained at the same time...PACKER DISAPPOINTMENTS: Cecil Isbell's passing and Craig's blocking were perhaps the two biggest disappointments in Green Bay's generally disappointing showing against the Cardinals Sunday. Isbell, consistently rushed by the aggressive young Cardinals, had one of his worst days in several years in pitching, and Craig, who can be one of the greatest blockers the league has ever had, an equally bad day in his assignments. The statistics revealed Green Bay's impotency in the air. The Packers completed only five out of 19 passes, had two intercepted, and frequently were made to look bad. What the young Cardinal line did not do in rushing Isbell, the secondary did in picking up and covering receivers.
HUTSON, CONDIT IN SCORING TIE
OCT 6 (Chicago) - Merlyn Condit of the Brooklyn Dodgers Sunday went into a tie with Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers for the scoring lead of the NFL. Condit has raced to three touchdowns and booted six extra points for 24 points. Hutson, too, has scored three touchdowns and six extra points. Gary Famiglietti of the Chicago Bears, Steve Lach of the Chicago Cardinals and Pug Manders of Brooklyn are next in line with 18 each. Lach reached the upper bracket by taking his third touchdown pass of the season against the Packers Sunday. Bill Daddio's two field goals for the Cardinals against the Packers and his conversion after a touchdown brought his total to 15 and a tie with Steve Juzwik of Washington.
NEW BOSSES GIVE LIONS NEW OFFENSE
OCT 6 (Detroit) - Changes in the structure of offense of the Detroit Lions appeared likely Monday as the pro gridders prepared for their contest Sunday with the Packers at Green Bay. The changes were due for two reasons. First, Harry Hopp, No. 1 tailback, was injured in Sunday's game with the Dodgers and John Polanski, No. 1 fullback, left Monday morning to join the Navy. Second, the Lions have been able to score only one touchdown in three league games and three new coaches have been hired to do something about it. John (Bull) Karcis, new head coach, and his two assistants, Lloyd Cardwell and John Wiethe, met Monday to discuss plans for the 'revitalization" of the Lions, and indicated that they would drop the T formation offense used by Bill Edwards, who was fired Sunday, and adopt the single wingback. Although Hopp suffered no fracture his shoulder injury is expected to keep him out of the lineup for several weeks. It was decided to switch Joe Stringfellow from his end position to a tailback behind Ned Mathews. Tommy Colella, No. 2 tailback, still is on the sidelines with a shoulder injury. Mickey Sanzotta will replace Polanski as the No. 1 fullback.
NEWS AND NOTES
​GREAT TEAM SPIRIT OVERCAME A 'MILLION' PACKER MISTAKES
OCT 5 (Green Bay) - The Packers want to win, and, friends, make no mistake about that. Curly Lambeau wasn't so sure the Packers care one way or the other in the first half, but he found out differently in the last two periods when a flaming spirit - the kind that Green Bay has been noted for years - rushed the Cardinals off their feet and resulted in victory for the Bays. The Packers just had to go all-out because their touchdown threats, Cec Isbell and Don Hutson, definitely were off. Lambeau said after the game that 'we made a million mistakes but a fighting spirit that I'll never forget won the game for us." Chiefly, the Bay pilot wasn't satisfied with the execution of plays, not was any other Packer customer for that matter. Everybody yelled the praises of the great Cardinal machine. including Lambeau. "That's the best Card team we ever played. They really got it." Coach Jimmy Conzelman couldn't be reached for comment and it's probably just as well because there are only three sports pages today. Conzelman was a disappointed man as he walked from the field as the game ended. He was disappointed because the Cards lost and not because of the Cards' play, which was nothing short of sensational...MAY EXPLAIN REASON: An unexplainable change of balls after two plays may have had something to do with Isbell's ineffectiveness. Lambeau and Conzelman agreed on a gold ball with black stripes last Tuesday but after Fritsch kicked his field goal the Cards threw in an ordinary dry ball. And Fritsch's boot wasn't lost in the stands...FEW STANDOUTS: With the possible exception of Charley Brock and Ted Fritsch, there were few standouts. Bock came to the Bays' rescue at a line when it meant the difference of winning or losing, while Fritsch was great with his running and field goal kick. Although Hutson and Isbell combined for a touchdown, they were having a bad night considering their deeds of a week ago. The team as a whole must be praised for its work in the second half. Slam bang running by Lou Brock was bright spot in the last half, next to Cousin Charley's work...SHAKEUP AT DETROIT: News of the dismissal of Bill Edwards as coach of the Detroit Lions reached the Packers just as they were leaving the Knickerbocker for Comiskey park and it was really quite a shock. It also should serve as a shot in the arm for ticket sales for next Sunday's Detroit game in Milwaukee. The Lions will be a new team, what with clever Bull Karcis at the steering wheel, and the Packers had better watch out...BEREZNEY STUIDES: Big Paul Berezney, Packer tackle who played a lot of ball, spent most of the trip to Chicago and some time after dinner at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon with his nose in a medical book. Berezney will enter Marquette university medical school after the season, and expects to become an intern next spring. Ernie Pannell, another Packer tackle, slept all the way into Chicago, and Bob Ingalls relaxed by working crossword puzzles after dinner...NEVER AGAIN: John Morrow, veteran Card fullback, probably will never carry another "loose ball" in his life. He carried one through the center of the Packer line about 10:50 Sunday night and C. Brock just picked it out of his arm like you might pick an orange from a basket in front of a fruit store. The Cards didn't have a chance to get Charley. The Packers on the field and on the bench went "nuts", so to speak. About four of them gave Charley a bear hug and the more bashful ones slapped him on his back...FANS EXCITED: Cardinal fans went to their feet after Hutson took Isbell's pass and fell over the goal line for the Bays' first touchdown as Goldberg took the ball from Hutson after the official signified a touchdown and started running up the field. It was no soup as don had crossed the goal line. It might be remembered that Lou Brock went over the goal line against the Bears last Sunday, but was thrown back, and a touchdown taken away from Green Bay. League rules state that the ball must go on, over or across the goal line for a touchdown...A WORLD SERIES?: The Packers were pulling for the Cardinals to beat the Yankees because the Cards stay at the Knickerbocker when they play in Chicago. But Curly Lambeau didn't care too much about baseball just out of Milwaukee when someone told him the series score and he answered: "How're the Bears coming out at Cleveland?" Joe Carter, Tiny Croft and Tex Hinte listened to the series in the 400's sandwich room...MULLENEAUX AGAIN: Big Carl Mulleneaux, former Packer wing, showed up for the game dead tired. His Great Lakes team defeated Iowa there Saturday and "we had to ride day coaches all night". Mulleneauz literally screamed the praises of the Great Lakes team which whipped Iowa, 25 to 0. In losing to Michigan, 9 to 0, the week before, Mulleneaux said he had to call signals from his end spot during the entire last quarter after the two quarterbacks went out with hurts. "We were terrible that afternoon. We couldn't have beaten East High." He even stated that Great Lakes could whip the Iowa Seahawks. Herman Schneideman, another ex-Packer, saw the pro game with Mulleneaux...$45,000 IN FLESH: Among other celebs at the Knickerbocker was Benny McCoy, the Great Lakes baseball player, who drew $45,000 from Connie Mack for signing a few years ago. McCoy, a short, blonde youngster of 20, was with Mush Essler, former Milwaukee Brewer and Cleveland Ram trainer and a resident of Kaukauna. Other trainers helping Bud Jorgenson in the swank Blue room of the Knickerbocker were Eddie Reese, a former Brewer taper-upper, and Marine Howie Levitas, ex-Packer property man. Jimmy Schymanski, No. 1 property man to Jorgenson, arrived Saturday night to handle the Packer belongings...VACATION'S OVER: Harold Brock, 12-year old brother of Lou, ended a three-week vacation by leaving after the game for his home in Stafford, Kan. Among other Packer officials present were President Lee Joannes, Secretary-Treasurer Fred Jonet, and Ticket Director Ralph C. Smith...WHAT, NO BEARS: Bear coach George Halas and his assistants expected to fly in from Cleveland after the Bear-Ram game in Cleveland to scout the Cards, but bad weather held them up, much to Jimmy Conzelman's pleasure...FANS UNHAPPY: The fans gave out a round of boos after Brock picked the ball out of Morrow's arms for the winning touchdown. The customers, at least the Chicagoans, thought play had stopped but the Green Bayers knew better. After the Cards scored their first touchdown and took a 7 to 3 lead, the Packers had little or no support from the stands. They were on their own...WE HAVE SQUAWK: The press facilities were "lousy" when you compare them to the press box at City stadium. The Comiskey park seats were located about 50 yards behind the corner of the end zone. Play on the opposite side of the field could not be seen plenty without the aid of "spy" glasses. George Strickler, the league's publicity chief, was the chief spotter and called out the yardage. Russ Winnie, WTMJ radio announcer, had the best seat in the house - on the 50-yard line. All in all, it must be remembered that Comiskey park was built for baseball and the Cardinal management did the best it could for the press man.
ROYAL KAHLER AND RANSPOT SIGNED BY BAYS; LEE IN NAVY
OCT 5 (Chicago) - Signing of two players and definite loss of tackle Bill Lee was announced by Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers before the Packer-Cardinal game here Sunday night. Lee has passed his physical examination for the navy and will start training in the physical education department at Princeton university this week. The new players are tackle Royal Kahler, bother of Packer back Bob, and end Keith Ranspot. Both played in the Rose Bowl, Kahler as a member of the Nebraska team in 1941 and Ranspot with Southern Methodist in 1938. Both have pro experience. Kahler quit the Pittsburgh Steelers after two games this season, while Ranspot played two years with the Los Angeles Bulldogs before joining the Cards in 1941. He started this season with Detroit.
EDWARDS LET OUT AS LION COACH AFTER DODGERS WIN, 28 TO 7
OCT 5 (Detroit) - The reputation of the Detroit Lions as the graveyard of professional football coaches remained unchallenged today. Owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr., stalked into the dressing room after the Lions dropped a 28 to 7 game to Brooklyn here Sunday and fired Head Coach William M. (Bill) Edwards and his chief assistant, Roy (Dugan) Miller, line coach. A minute later Mandel named the Lions' backfield coach, John (Bull) Karcis, 33, one-time Carnegie Tech All-American and veteran National league player, to Edwards' job. John Wiethe, veteran guard, and Lloyd Cardwell, the Lions' star back for six seasons, were made assistants to Karcis...COSTS PLENTY CASH: It cost Mandel, wealthy Chicago clothing merchant whose hobby is trying to build a winning football team, approximately $10,000 to fire Edwards and Miller, whose remarkable record at Western Reserve university brought them national acclaim after the 1940 season. Edwards and Miller were signed to two-year contracts when they joined the Lions on March 1, 1941. Edwards signed at $7,500 a year, Miller at $5,000. Not only must Mandel pay them through March, 1943, but he also will boost the salaries of his present coaches - Karcis, Cardwell and Wiethe. Mandel figures the money will be well spent if Karcis can lift the inept Lions from the bottom of the league's Western division. Karcis, who spent eight seasons in the league as a player with Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and the New York Giants, is the Lions' fifth coach in five seasons. George (Potsy) Clark wound up a three-year contract in 1937. He was followed by Earl (Dutch) Clark, who stayed two years. Elmer (Gus) Henderson replaced Dutch and stayed only one season. When Mandel bought the club in 1940, he brought Potsy Clark back - for one year...EDWARDS NOT SURPRISED: Edwards, who won 49 games, lost six and tied two in six season at Western Reserve, said his dismissal "wasn't a surprise." "Somebody had to be the fall guy," he said. "It's pretty hard to win in this league without either a tailback or passer." Edwards explained that during the pro football draft last fall he tried to obtain one ore more tailbacks and a passer, but that the "front office" wanted Bob Westfall, Michigan's All-American fullback, presumably because of the latter's "box office appeal". However, Westfall joined the army before the season got underway. Detroit's defeat by Brooklyn Sunday was its third straight league setback. Previously the Lions were beaten by the Chicago Cardinals and Cleveland.
EDWARDS LET OUT AS LION COACH AFTER DODGERS WIN, 28 TO 7
OCT 5 (Detroit) - The Lions not only lost a football game, but their entire coaching staff as well Sunday as they were trounced soundly, 28 to 7, by the Brooklyn Dodgers. Immediately after the defeat, Owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr., of the Lions announced that he had dismissed William (Bill) Edwards, head coach, and Roy (Dugan) Miller, line coach. They were replaced by John (Bull) Karcis, who is in his first season here as backfield coach; John Wiethe, veteran guard, and Lloyd Cardwell, an outstanding Lion halfback for many years. Karcis, who played in the NFL for eight seasons after graduating from Carnegie Tech, will be head coach. Wiethe will direct the line while Cardwell will take over the backfield. Mandel said that it was imperative that he do something to attempt to improve the Lions who have lost three straight league games and who have scored only one touchdown in their last four starts. Attendance has declined with the fortunes of the team and Sunday's contest was witnessed by only 12,598 spectators. Both Edwards and Miller wished the new staff good fortune...EDWARD EYES MARINES: "We didn't seem able to produce touchdowns and that is what it takes in this league," said Edwards. "I don't blame Owner Mandel for making a change." Edwards and Miller said they would seek physical education positions in the Marine corps, taking their physical examinations on Monday. The man who did more to bring about the defeat of the Lions on Sunday and the subsequent dismissal of the coaching staff was Merlyn Condit, who like Karcis is a product of Carnegie Tech. Condit scored three of Brooklyn's four touchdowns, made one conversion, and generally conducted himself in a manner thoroughly annoying to Detroit.
​DETROIT LIONS GIVE UP THE T
OCT 5 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions' new coaching staff came out of its first huddle Monday with announcement that the club would return to the single wingback formation and drop the T used for former Coach Bill Edwards, who was dismissed Sunday. John (Bull) Karcis became Edwards' successor as head coach after the Lions had dropped their third straight game of the season. The team has scored only one touchdown in the three contests. Karcis' assistants are Lloyd Cardwell and John Wiethe. The Lions meet the Packers in Milwaukee Sunday.
LIONS DUE TO EXPLODE AGAINST PACKER SQUAD
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau today warned his Green Bay Packers of an explosion at State Fair park in Milwaukee at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. 
The fuse of the Detroit Lions was lit last Sunday when
Owner Fred Mandel fired Coaches Bill Edwards and 
Roy Miller and installed John (Bull) Karcis as head 
coach, the likeable Lloyd Cardwell as backfield coach,
and John Wiethe line mentor. With the new coaches
providing a new spirit, the Lions, now doormats of the
NFL, are due to explode all over the Milwaukee area.
Lambeau believes that every team, with the proper spirit,
is capable of beating any of the other teams in the NFL,
and "Detroit is no exception". There will be a red-hot
football struggle at Milwaukee, which may eclipse the
Packers' hard contests against the Chicago Bears and
Cardinals. Plenty of good seats are on sale at the ticket
office in the Legion building. Bay fans are urged to get
their seats early, since the ticket boxes will be moved
to Milwaukee Saturday noon. As the Packers prepared
today to pour water on the Lions' burning fuse Lambeau
announced that center Art Albrecht has been loaned to
the Pittsburgh Steelers for the contract rights of tackle
Royal Kahler, who reported to the Bays before the Card
game. Along with Kahler was Keith Ranspot, end, who
also signed a Packer contract...EXPERT BLOCKERS,
TACKLERS: While the Packers had an extra air of
secrecy about their drills today and Tuesday something
about the this underrated Detroit club can be mentioned.
The Lions, in the opinion of Lambeau, who saw them
play against the Cards earlier in the season, have
expert blocking and tackling. His whole report boiled
down to the fact that "they have the stuff with which to
beat us." Ned Matthews, a slippery but light passer and
runner from UCLA, is chief of the Detroit backs. He
tossed a pass to Emil Banjavac of the University of
Arizona for the Detroit club's first touchdown of the
season in the Brooklyn game last Sunday. Pairing with
Matthews in the backfield are Harry Hopp, Nebraska
star; Bill Callahan, blocking back and passer from
Nebraska; and Dom Sanzotta, fullback from Western
Reserve...LEADS IN INTERCEPTIONS: Matthews was
a blocking back for seven years but is being given his
first crack at the wing back spot. He led the league in
1941 in pass interceptions, which should be bad news
for Packers' Cecil Isbell and Tony Canadeo. Detroit,
incidentally, made Brooklyn, the toughest club in the 
Eastern division, look sick in the matter of statistics 
last Sunday. The Lions picked up 13 first downs to only
four for Brooklyn. Detroit bested Brooklyn in passing;
115 yards to 80; and in rushing, 121 to 120. There is a
possibility that Hopp may not face the Bays, although
the report from Detroit may be the usual talk. Hopp
suffered a shoulder injury and did not report for practice
Monday or Tuesday. He was hurt early in the Dodger
game...LEADERS IN LINE: Leaders in the Detroit line
are center Alex Wojciehowicz of Fordham and guard
Augie Lio, All-American at Georgetown university. Fully
recovered from an operation to correct a shoulder injury,
"Wojie" is the key man in the Lions' defense. He's in his
fifth year with the Lions. Although the Packers will be
engaging in a tough game with Detroit at Milwaukee, the
Bears and Cardinals command the league spotlight in
their fracas at Chicago. The Cards, one of the most
improved teams in the league, apparently have the stuff
to hand the Bears their first defeat.
DUDLEY LEADS BALL CARRIERS
OCT 7 (Chicago) - Bill Dudley, the No. 1 choice in the
NFL's player draft last December, became the No. 1
man among the league's ground gainers this week by
leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to an upset victory over
New York. Dudley moved up from second place with a
net gain of 60 yards in 14 attempts, bringing his total to
205 yards. Gaylon Smith of Cleveland, last week's
leader, dropped to third behind Merlyn Condit, Brooklyn
halfback, who averaged 8.9 yards on 10 attempts
against Detroit to lift his total to 194 yards. The former
Carnegie Tech star scored on three of his 10 attempts
to tie Don Hutson, of Green Bay, for the scoring lead.
Each has three touchdowns and six extra points, 
Hutson adding to his total of a week ago with two extra
points and a touchdown in the Packers' victorious rally
against the Chicago Cardinals Sunday. His touchdown
came on one of the three pass receptions which 
enabled him to take the receiving lead from Jim Benton
of Cleveland. Benton was prevented from facing the
Bears because of an injury, and Hutson now leads him
10 receptions to nine. Steve Lach of the Chicago Cards,
who took his third touchdown pass from rookie Bud
Schwenk in the Packer game, is now tied with Benton
for second place. Cecil Isbell of Green Bay, the NFL's
passing champion, surrendered his lead to Tommy
Thompson of Philadelphia. Isbell, having one of the 
most disappointing days of his career against Chicago,
slipped to fourth place, behind Sammy Baugh of the
Washington Redskins and Dean McAdams of Brooklyn.
He did manage, however, to throw a touchdown pass
and stretch to 14 the number of league games in which
he has fired scoring aerials.
CARDINALS SAY MOVIE REVEALS OFFICIAL'S
ERROR
OCT 7 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals'  sports
thriller, "The Mysterious Touchdown," was flashed on 
the silver screen yesterday afternoon in the Sutherland
hotel before a jury of newspaper men, with the players
forming a booing background. Perhaps no football film
ever was given such a minute inspection. Everything
except a stethoscope was used to inspect the play on
which center Charley Brock, Green Bay center, scored
the winning touchdown against the Cards Sunday night
in Comiskey park. The footage showing this play in the
fourth quarter from start to finish was shown again and
again with Coach Jim Conzleman, so close to the 
screen he was almost a part of the picture, pointing out
evidence, bit by bit, to support his claim that the score
should not have been allowed...LOOKS LIKE WHISTLE
BLOWN: Bob Morrow, the Cards' burly fullback, is
shown barging into the line of scrimmage at about his
own 20 yard line. He is met there by Charley Brock as
referee Bobby Cahn comes bouncing into view. When
Cahn gets near the two players, he puts his right hand
to his mouth and goes through all the motions of a man
blowing a whistle. By this time Morrow has been 
twisted around while wrestling with Brock so that he is
facing his own goal line. Cahn moves in and inserts his
hand as though to touch the ball. Lou Gordon, the head
linesman, darts into the production to mark the exact
spot of the ball. Lou Brock, Green Bay fullback, coming
up to participate in the play as a linebacker, stops in his
tracks at about the time Cahn apparently blow his
whistle. Then all of sudden Charley Brock has the ball
and starts running for the Cardinals' goal. Cahn turns,
hesitates, then starts following the runner and finally
raises his arm to signal a touchdown...PLAYERS
DECLARE WHISTLE BLEW: Immediately after the 
game the Cards' coaches had based their claim on
being victimized on the argument that the forward
progress of the ball had been stopped. This seemed
legitimate enough in the picture, supported by the 
indication that the referee actually tooted on his whistle.
On Sunday night they had made no declaration that a whistle had been blown before Brock took off on his strange excursion. Chet Bulger, first year tackle from Auburn, yesterday said that Cahn blew the whistle and that he would have tackled Brock had he not heard it. At least three other Cardinal declared they plainly heard it, too. Watching the disputed play again rifled the tempers of the players. One of them said the Cardinals used strong enough language against Cahn to be thrown out of the game, but that the fact he took no disciplinary measures made them believe he knew he had erred in his decision. Conzelman was asked if he thought the Cards would be better or worse players Sunday against the Bears in Wrigley field because of the mysterious touchdown episode...HALAS WARNS HIS BEARS: "I think this surliness will help," he said. "Last year when we met the Bears we had lost to the Packers, 14 to 13, the preceding Sunday. We really lost that one and were mentally down. The Bears massacred us. After that we pulled ourselves together and finished strong." George Halas, coach of the Bears, who took possession of Wrigley field yesterday morning for practicing and playing purposes, impressed his men that they will face their hardest game of the year Sunday. "I told them plain, cold, unvarnished facts before the practice," said George, "that our number will be up if we don't give everything we've got this week. We've won a couple of games on our reputations this year. We can't afford to let up against the Cards, which I believe is the best Card team in at least 10 years." Halas didn't say so, but the champions probably will have to worry along without Bill Osmanski, who suffered a knee injury in the Green Bay game.
CARDINALS HIGHLY INCENSED AFTER SEEING MOVIES OF BROCK'S PLAY
OCT 7 (Chicago) - A jury of sportswriters today saw motion pictures of last Sunday's Green Bay Packers-Chicago Cardinals professional football game, which the Cardinals showed in support of their claim a slow whistle permitted the Packers to score the game-winning touchdown. That Referee Bobby Cahn erred in not blowing his whistle in time, or that he actually did blow his whistle and then permitted Green Bay's center, Charlie Brock, to dash off 20 some odd yards for the touchdown that gave the Packers a 17-13 decision, were debatable questions. But here's what the films showed: With the Cardinals ahead in the final quarter, 13 to 10, and in possession of the ball on their own 20, fullback Bob Morrow hit into the middle of the line. He lunged across a heap of fallen linemen and came to grips with the defensive center, Brock, who got his hands on the ball and wrestled for it with Morrow. Because of this action, apparently, and not because of any tackling maneuver by the Packers, Morrow's forward progress not only was stopped but he was swung around facing the opposite direction. At this point Referee Cahn entered the picture. Running hard, he clapped his whistle hand to his mouth and vaulted the sprawling players to reach Morrow and Brock, who were still tugging at the ball. The picture, of course, are silent, but as Cahn appeared to blow his whistle every player within the field of visions relaxed except Brock. As Head Linesman Lou Gordon came in and seemed to be be marking the point where the ball should be downed, Brock wrenched the ball away from Morrow and trotted casually to the goal line for the winning touchdown. Referee Cahn, who was not invited to the press preview of the films, had this to say earlier: "I don't know what all the shoutings about. I was right on top of Morrow when he hit into the line. The thought of his forward progress being stopped or my blowing my whistle never entered my mind. That's how positive I was he was still moving ahead. As far as I could see, Brock rushed up, grabbed the ball - which is perfectly legal - and continued the other way for a touchdown. Maybe the whistle was a bit slow on the play. But we don't blow a fast whistle in the Pro league." The Cardinal players, who suffered their first league defeat in three games by the play, and their coach, Jimmy Conzelman, were more incensed than ever after seeing the movies. "I'm not going to protest the game," Conzelman declared. "But I sure hate to see our kids lose one like that after playing such a whale of a game. Anyway, we've got work to do. We play George Halas' Bears this Sunday."
TWO BROTHER COMBINATIONS IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL LOOP NOW
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - The Kahler brother combination with the Packers is the second to be formed in the NFL this season. The others are guard George and tackle Bruiser Kinard of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Royal Kahler joined the Packers over the weekend and brother Bob joined the club last year. Bob was later sent to the Packers' farm team in Long Island but returned this fall. The only other brother group to play with the Bays was George and Bud Svendsen...SOME JUMP: John (Bull) Karcis, new pilot of the Detroit Lions, who will tangle with the Packers at Milwaukee Sunday, has the distinction of leaping from a high school coaching job to a piloting position in the toughest football league in the country. Karcis coached a prep team in Pitcairn, Pa., after retiring from the Lions in 1940, but was persuaded to return to Detroit this season. Last Sunday he was made coach of the Lions. As a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1937, Karcis gained a total of 89 yards from scrimmage against the Lions. He was fullback for the New York Giants when they won the Eastern title in 1939. He also played with the Brooklyn Dodgers before going to Detroit...CHEERING ROOKIE: Brooklyn made only four first downs in beating Detroit, 28 to 7, last Sunday. Detroit made 13, which means that those Lions must have had everything but a new coach last Sabbath day. The Packers cheered rookie Joe Carter several years back for tackling Cal Hubbard in a Philadelphia-Packer game here. It seems big Cal intercepted a pass. When he rumbled down the field, Hubbard ran through three Philly players but Carter fell down in front of Cal and caught his foot. The crowd didn't expect Carter to get up first but he did, and hence the cheering...MOVIES INTERESTING: The 30,000 fans who witnessed and booed when Charley Brock stole the ball for the winning touchdown for the Packers against the Cardinals should see the movies. The pictures show Brock taking the ball out of John Morrow's arms as soon as he reached the Packer line, shifting it to his right arm, wriggling loose from several dumbfounded Cardinals and breaking into the clear. Bobby Cahn, the ref who called thinks okay, is shown standing nearby. Everything happened so quickly that there wasn't a chance of calling the ball dead when Morrow reached the line...MEDICAL NOTE: Trainer Bud Jorgenson used nearly a full box of smelling salts in trying to revive Packer guard Bill Kuusisto when he was knocked out early in the Packer-Card game Sunday. The average players needs only a small portion, says Jorgenson. And Kuusisto was still groggy at half time, but went into action in the third quarter.
tackle and brother of the Packers' Bob. Kahler was obtained to help bolster the spot left when Bill Lee went
into navy service. Russ Letlow, a guard here for eight years, was also shifted to tackle. Lambeau gave his aerial attack a long drill Thursday, and indications are that it may be mixed a good deal with the running. However, Lambeau has been stressing his ground game in practices this week. Pitching were Cecil Isbell and Tony Canadeo, and the receivers were Don Hutson, Joel Mason, Joe Carter, Tex Hinte, Bob Kahler, Andy Uram, Earl Ohlgren, John Stonebraker and several others...LIONS FIRED HIGH: News from Detroit is far from bright for the Packers. The Lions are fired higher than the skies and will settle for nothing but an upset. It was announced also that Harry Hopp, triple-threat left back who was injured in the Brooklyn game last Sunday, will be ready Sunday. The Bears in the Western division and the Dodgers in the Eastern will be looking for their third straight wins in other games Sunday. Challenging the Bears will be their inter-city rivals, the Cardinals, in Wrigley field. A win for the Cardinals would give them first place with a .750 percentage and the Packers and Bears would go into a second-place tie with .667 providing the Bays clip Detroit. The Dodgers play host to Pittsburgh in the Eastern feature. In other games, Philadelphia invades New York and Cleveland plays at Washington. The Giants are still stinging from their 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and should give Philadelphia a rough time.
PACKERS POLISH RUNNING PLAYS
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - Wisconsin fans may be treated to the somewhat unusual spectacle of the Green Bay Packers relying almost entirely on a running attack when they meet the Detroit Lions in a National league game at Milwaukee Sunday. Judging by practice sessions here this week, the Packers are going to relegate their famed passing attack to the background, at least temporarily. The passing attack that has been the team's chief stock in trade the last several years was far off color against the Cardinals last weekend. Only five tosses were completed. As a result, Coach Curly Lambeau decided that running plays would have to be used more often to vary the attack. Chuck Sample, Lou Brock, Tony Canadeo, Ted Fritsch and Andy Uram have been getting most of the work as ball carriers. Sample, an Appleton boy, looked unusually good in Thursday's drill.
PRO FOOTBALL FANS ARE FEELING GOOD
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - The most rabid exponent of professional football is willing to admit that his favorite sport can never hope to replace the collegiate brand as pro baseball has replaced the college game, but there are certain trends that are giving him a great deal of satisfaction. One of the most significant signs is the changed attitude of the journalistic field. There was a time, and not so long ago, when professional football was ignored entirely or mentioned only casually by the great majority of newspapers. Even in cities that had professional elevens the press often seemed to regard the sport as insignificant if not actually shady. Professional football has become a big time sport, and the journalistic field is acting accordingly. Metropolitan papers, small city dailies and magazines are giving it prominent space. The rivalry between professional and collegiate football for the attention of gridiron fans has become increasingly intense, and each year the pros gain new converts. To cite the changed attitude of the newspapers, read this declaration by Paul Scheffels, a staff correspondent for the United Press: "There is little doubt that the college brand of play will always have a large contingent of die-hard adherents, but for a sport with a real, romantic, 'rags-to-riches' background, we give you pro football, the game's former "ugly duckling mow mushroomed into one of the sports' wealthiest and thrill-packed attractions. The secret of pro football's success is simple - top-notch coaching, name performers plucked right from the ranks of the college All-Americas and a schedule that gives the fans a weekly dose of the best gridiron talent available." Getting down to individuals, Scheffels adds: "Three of the biggest men in the game today - George Halas of the fabulous Chicago Bears, Tim Mara of the New York Giants, and Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers - are chiefly responsible for the sport's rapid growth." Baseball fans must have been shocked, although perhaps pleasantly, to see the Sporting News, national baseball weekly, branch out into pro football this year. Last week's issue featured a full page spread of the National football circuit, including a picture layout of the ten home fields and a historical sketch of each team. In the upper left corner of the layout was an aerial shot of Green Bay's own City stadium. Harold Parrott wrote in that issue as follows: "The NFL, a swaggering adult, was born in September, 1920, under another name - the American Professional Football association. It was a fragile, fractious child, and the fact that it survived was due to unceasing care lavished by zealous nursemaids like George Halas, who had a team (Decatur, Ill., Staleys) in the league from its 1920 start and is now the Poppa Bear of the fabulous Chicago Bears; Earl (Curly) Lambeau, who got into his picture with his Green Bay Packers, and Tim Mara, boss man of the New York Giants. Fine coaching, thrilling games and name stars, headed by the greatest shot-in-the-arm football ever had, Red Grange, made the league grow and prosper. A great gesture for public confidence was made in 1941, when the National league induced Elmer Layden, then the best known name in college football at mighty Notre Dame, to come over as the Judge Landis of pro football, at $25,000 a year."
BLOTTER SHOWS LONG RECORD OF GRIDIRON LARCENY BY C. BROCK
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - Charley Brock is a clever thief. He snitches the article to be stolen and runs away without the officers of the law even laying a hand on him. Once he gets into safe territory, Bandit Brock hocks the loot for what are sometimes known as victories. In his four-year NFL career, center Brock has committed two perfect crimes - one against the Philadelphia Eagles in Municipal stadium in 1939 and the other against the Chicago Cardinals in Comiskey park last Sunday. This pigskin stealer, who operates his undignified trade from the center of the Green Bay Packer line, has stolen valuable amounts of leather on numerous other occasions in the pro circuit. Although his best crime was a real steal in Chicago, Brock has intercepted nearly 20 passes since coming to the Packers for good runbacks - crimes, you might say, that were nipped (tackled) shortly after they took place. That touchdown Charley scored by pilfering the ball from Cardinal fullback Johnny Morrow and running 20 yards over the goal line was his second as a Packer. Center Charley's first came on an interception of one of Davey O'Brien's passes in the Packer-Philadelphia game of 1939. He ran 45 yards for the score. On both occasions, not a hand was put on him...INTERCEPTS AT IOWA: Brock was an old hand at interceptions when he came to the Packers. As an amateur with the University of Nebraska, Brock took one from an Iowa pitcher and raced 30 yards back for a score as the Nebraska team won, 28 to 0. This was the only time in his university career that he scored on an interception, although he snagged a number of passes from opposing throwers. In high school, Charley played end, fullback, center and halfback as a prepper at Columbus, Neb., so his deeds are not as noted, although Brock couldn't recall anything unusual. Brock's biggest day as an interceptor took place in State Fair park one day early in December of 1939 when the Packers defeated the New York Giants, 27 to 0, for the national championship. He intercepted three passes, two of which set up Packer touchdowns...HERBER TO HUTSON: Getting back to that Packer-Eagle game, it can be recalled that the Bays won, 23 to 16, and went on to win the title. Brock's touchdown run came after the Bays took a 7 to 3 lead on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Arnie Herber to Don Hutson. In the Philadelphia lineup that day was Joe Carter, now a right ender for the Packers. For social reasons something about the Mr. Brock should be in order. Twenty-six years of age, Charley is six feet, one inch tall and usually weighs about 205 pounds. A native of Columbus, Neb., and later of Lincoln, he now makes his home in Green Bay. He is married and the father of a son. At college he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity...PLAYED WITH STARS: For the last three years, Brock has ranked as the outstanding pass defensive center of the league, and his work on offense has caused him to be highly feared throughout the circuit. He won All-America honors in his senior year at Nebraska, and played on the Chicago All-Star team of 1939. Lou Brock, a Packer back the last two season and a graduate of Purdue university, is a cousin. And what's more interesting is the fact that the two didn't know it until they met on the Packer team.
DODGERS THREATENING PRESTIGE OF PACKERS, BEARS ON OFFENSE
​OCT 9 (Chicago) - Young Mike Getto and his Brooklyn Dodgers are threatening the prestige of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers as the foremost exponents of offensive football in the National league. Getto, serving his first season as a head coach after a long apprenticeship under Lieutenant Commander Jock Sutherland, has gotten his Dodgers off to a surprising start with an offensive display that bids fare to bring a world series to Flatbush despite certain late and lamented heroes of the diamond. In two starts to date the Dodgers have averaged 272 yards per game, a mere 10 yards less than the Green Bay Packers and their vaunted passing attack, and only 59 yards short of the total piled up by the champion Bears in an equal number of league contests...DODGERS OUTRUSH PACKERS: Led by Merlyn Condit, Pug Mander and Dean McAdams, the Dodger have outrushed the Packers and come within a first down of matching the Bears. Only in forward passing are the Dodgers eclipsed by their western division rivals, but beyond the total yards gained through the air, official statistics released today reveal that even in this department the Dodgers are not without a certain surprising artistry. They have competed better than .500 percent of their attempts, connecting on 14 out of 23, while the best the Bears have been able to do is complete 15 of 30. The Packers, who are supposed to lead in this department, have been successful on only 21 of 49 attempts. The Dodgers, also, have the better defensive record, limiting the opposition to 21 points while the Bears surrendered 35 and the Packers' 57.
CHEROKEE JACK KEEPS PRO PUNTING HONORS
OCT 9 (Chicago) - Cherokee Jack Jacobs retained his punting lead in the NFL last week by kicking five times against the Chicago Bears and increasing his average to 46 yards per attempt. Close behind the Cleveland Rams' young Indian star comes Sammy Baugh, the league's kicking champion, who forged into a virtual tie for first place on the league's frequency-distance rating system. Parker Hall, for whom Jacobs was slated to be an understudy, but who now finds himself understudying the former Oklahoma triple threat artist, continued to be the most active handler of punts, but found his lead menaced by Dick Todd of Washington. The little Redskins safety man handled three kicks against the Eagles last week to bring his total of returns in three games to six, two less than Hall...DUDLEY ON RETURN: Bill Dudley, the Pittsburgh rookie, who took over the ground gaining lead, remained at the head of the class in kickoff returns, carrying back two as the Steelers upset the New York Giants. Dudley also has the longest return of the year, an 84-yard effort against Washington on Sept. 20. Bob Davis, of Philadelphia, and Dante Magnani, of Cleveland, are tied for second place with four returns each. Efforts to dethrone Bulldog Turner as the league's foremost pass interceptor went for naught when the veteran Chicago Bear center snared another enemy aerial against Cleveland.
LIONS LEAVE INJURED TRIO HOME
OCT 10 (Detroit) - Three Detroit Lion backfield men who are injured won't make the trip to Milwaukee for Sunday's Green Bay Packer-Lion NFL game. The stay-at-homes are Harry Hopp, Harry Seltzer and John Hall. Hopp and Seltzer expect to be able to play against the Chicago Cardinals at Briggs Stadium a week from Sunday.
PACKERS FEAR DETROIT GAME
OCT 10 (Milwaukee) - Frankly worried over what to expect from a team with a new coach and new spirit, the Packers arrived in town Saturday for their game with the Detroit Lions at State Fair park Sunday afternoon. The kickoff is scheduled at 2 o'clock. The Lions have stumbled through their first three games, losing all of them and scoring only one touchdown. A week ago they obtained a new coach, however, John (Bull) Karcis and a chance occurred immediately. A new system was installed this week and a new spirit fanned. Lambeau was not only worried over the squad's new spirit, he was up in the air over what kind of attack to expect. All his old scout reports on Detroit's single wing were dusted off. The squad in workouts this week showed marked improvement. Both the running and passing games were sharped up after the disappointing showing against the Cardinals last Sunday when defeat was averted only when Charley Brock stole the ball out of the arms of a carrier and ran unmolested across the goal in the final quarter.
PACKERS DRILLING ON OFFENSE AGAINST DETROIT IN MILWAUKEE
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau ran the legs off his Green Bay Packers Wednesday in an effort to work out some sort of a ground machine to throw against the Detroit Lions at State Fair park in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. For two hours the Packer backs pounded veteran linemen on guard, tackle and inside-the-end smashes while the Bays' noted aerial twins, Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson, watched from the sidelines. Also resting were Lou and Charley Brock and several other veterans. Although Isbell and Hutson probably will see plenty of action against Detroit, it can be deducted that the Lions will be facing a running team next Sunday. The Packers' ground attack proved to be the best insurance when the aerial maneuvers failed against the Cardinals last Sunday, even though one of the touchdowns was scored on a pass from Isbell to Hutson. The Bays made 141 yards on the ground compared with the Cards' 105. The Cards bettered the Packers in the air, 95 yards to 88. Against the Cards, the Packers completed only five passes, 10 to 15 less than the usual number completed by Isbell and Tony Canadeo to Hutson, Andy Uram, Lou Brock and other receivers. Another such performance against the Detroit club, which is expected to be as tough as the Cards were last Sunday, would give the Bay running attack a supreme test...EXPECT SHARP PASSING: However, if Isbell and Canadeo and the receivers are clicking next Sunday, you can still expect a sharp running attack. Chuck Sample, the Appleton fullback, scored two "touchdowns" in two plays against the veteran line while the Bays drilled Wednesday. One play was directed over ? ? ? and the other went over ? ? ? (That's a military secret.) Working with Sample when he broke through and into the clear were Tony Canadeo and Bob Kahler at the halves, and Dick Weisberger at blocking back. In the line were ends Joe Carter and Joel Mason; tackles Tiny Croft and Arnie Winters; guards Pete Tinsley and Fred (Schultz) Vant Hull and center Bob Ingalls. On defense were ends John Stonebraker and Tex Hinte; tackles Ernie Pannell and Russ Letlow; guards Buckets Goldenberg and Bill Kuusisto; center Bob Flowers and backs Joe Laws, Ben Starrett, Ted Fritsch and Andy Uram. Most of the other players were worked in from time to time...DAY'S
BEST REMARK: Lambeau pulled the best remark of
the practice when he said, "Watch out, they (the Lions)
may have a couple of Brocks," after the ball jumped out
of Bob Kahler's arms as he went through the center of
the line and ran under a pile of players. The Detroit 
Lions, heretofore one of the losingest clubs in the NFL,
are expected to give the Packers a tough afternoon in
Milwaukee. They are inspired with a new batch of
coaches, appointed after the Brooklyn Dodgers handed
them a 28 to 7 pasting at Detroit last Sunday. The new
leaders, John (Bull) Karcis, Lloyd Cardwell and John
Wiethe, have announced that Detroit will return to the
single wingback formation and drop the offense used by
former coach Bill Edwards. The new system is
expected to make things even tougher for Green Bay,
because the Packers do not know what to expect...
CARDS STILL SMARTING: The Chicago Bears run into
the Chicago Cardinals in the league's outstanding tussle
at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. The Cards are still
smarting from their 17 to 13 licking at the hands of the
Packers last Sunday night, and they make make things
uncomfortable for George Halas. At least, the Packers
hope so. The Bears will be trying for victory No. 3. A win
for the Cards would throw the Bears, Packers and Cards
into a virtual tie for the lead, providing the Bays whip
Detroit. If the Bears and Packers win, the Green Bay
club would have to settle for second place - for the time
being. The undefeated Brooklyn Dodgers will play hosts
to the Pittsburgh Steelers; the Cleveland Rams go to
Washington; and Philadelphia invades New York in 
other games...TICKET SALE GOOD: Ralph C. Smith,
Packer ticket director, announced today that tickets for
the Packer-Detroit game will be held at the Legion ticket
office until 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon in order to give
everyone an opportunity to buy their ducats. The office
will be open Friday night to accommodate "shoppers".
Thus far, he added, the seat sale has been good here
and in Milwaukee. However, there are still plenty of good
seats left.
MORE OFFENSE FOR PACKERS
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the
Green Bay Packers continued Wednesday to dish out
long offensive drills designed to sharpen his attack for
the game with the Detroit Lions at Milwaukee Sunday.
Disappointed by the showing of the squad at Chicago
last Sunday when it nosed out the Chicago Cardinals, 17 to 13, Lambeau started Monday on offense and has remained on this phase of play since. "We missed many chances to score last week by indifferent and careless work," he said, "but I don't think it will happen again. Not if work will prevent it. Of course some of our mistakes were made by new men who need more experience. They naturally will improve as the season progresses."
FORMER RAM STARS OPPONENTS IN MILWAUKEE GAME SUNDAY
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Two former Fordham Ram greats will be on opposite sides of the line when the Packers play hosts to the Detroit Lions at State Fair park next Sunday. The Lions' co-captain and stellar center is Alex Wojciehowica and the Bays' Jim Crowley-coached entry is Paul Berezney, right tackle. The star linemen were teammates at Fordham when the forward wall was dubbed the "Seven Blocks of Granite:" Berenzey should be at home around Milwaukee since he attends medical school at Marquette university in the offseason. He played with the Kenosha Cardinals in 1940 and 1941. Wojciehowicz, known as "Wojie", is considered the best pivot ever turned out at Fordham, and one of the top centers in the league...BETTER BAY PASSING: Beside the Chicago Cardinals, Detroit's Lions were the last team to best the Green Bay Packers in the matter of yardage gained on forward passes. The Lions did it back on Nov. 24, 1940, but they paid deadly for the prize, losing out, 50 to 7. In that game. the Lions made 152 yards from forward passes and the Bays got 112, but Detroit slashed its own throats with its pass attack because the Packers intercepted five aerials and all of them later were turned into touchdowns...AERIAL FEVER: Those pesky Cardinals whipped the Bays last Sunday were the only team to better the Packers, a passing squad from way back, on aerials, during 1942, and they did it again last Sunday. In the first Card-Packer game last year, which the Packers won, 14 to 13, the Cards gained 195 yards from passing to the Packers' 71. In the second tilt, which the Bays copped, 17 to 9, the Cards had 148 yards in the air compared to the Packers' 137. Last Sunday when the Bays won, 17 to 13, the Cards had the edge, 95 to 88. The last time the Packers bettered the Cards on forward pass yardage was Nov. 10, 1940, when the Packers came out on top, 114 to 97, for a 28 to 7 victory...SHORT STUFF: When the Cards beat Detroit, 13 to 0, last Sept. 13, it was the first Chicago victory over the Lions since Detroit joined the league in 1934. Before the 1942 game, the Lions held 13 victories against no losses and three ties. Dick Weisgerber, a blocking back, scored his one point for the Packers on a kick in the Packers' 50 to 7 win over Detroit two years ago. There were only two ties in the National league last year, the Cards and Lions knotting in the Western division, 14-all, and the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers tying in the Eastern section, 7-7.
CARDWELL WILL BE PLAYING COACH; HE'LL SEE ACTION AGAINST GREEN BAY
OCT 8 (Detroit) - Lloyd Cardwell, veteran halfback of the Detroit Lions, who is serving his first week as backfield coach, is going to be a playing mentor. John (Bull) Karcis, new head coach, disclosed Wednesday that "Cardy" would make his first starting appearance of the season against the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee Sunday. He replaces John Hall, who is out of action with a leg injury. The remainder of the Detroit backfield will consist of Murray Evans at quarter. Ned Matthews at right half and Mickey Sanzotta at fullback. Several changes have been made to the line. Paul Szakash, an end last year but a back during the rest of his football career, will start at right end. Bill Fisk will be at left end. The tackles will be Emil Uremovich and Alex Schibanoff. Ted Pavelec and Augie Lio will play the guards and Johnny Schiechi will be at center.