Green Bay Packers (4-1) 28, Detroit Lions (0-6) 7
Sunday October 25th 1942 (at Detroit)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(DETROIT) - Climaxing 60 minutes of thrills with Andy Uram's 98-yard runback of a kickoff for a touchdown, the Green Bay Packers put down a stubborn team of Detroit Lions, 28 to 7, for their fourth straight NFL victory before 19,097 fans at Briggs stadium Sunday afternoon. For the first time this season the Packers took the lead from the start and finished the game without losing it. They scored one touchdown in each quarter and allowed the Lions a bit of glory in the final
canto when Detroit picked up its third touchdown of the
season, one of those three being scored against Green
Bay at Milwaukee. That famous man, Don Hutson, drew
most of the cheers but he failed to score a touchdown,
and it was the first game he was held without a six
pointer this year. However, Cecil Isbell and Hutson set
up the first touchdown and Isbell had his fingers in the
second. Cec and Don were taken out late in the second
period and put to rest until next Sunday, when the Bays
meet the Cards at City stadium. Isbell didn't wait long
to extend his consecutive game touchdown mark to 17,
pitching 10 yards to Joe Carter for the first counter 
after a strike to Hutson put the ball in position. Chuck Sample, the Appleton crusher, put on his house-moving act to score the second touchdown. He moved the entire right side of the Detroit line back in counting from the one. Hutson then kicked his second straight point after touchdown and his 16th in a row for the season. That scoring maneuver ended Hutson's point-making activities for the afternoon, and left him with 58 for five games, far ahead of his 1941 pace when he scored 95 points.
MR. URAM TEES OFF
Lou Brock posted the third touchdown on a 10-yard slant off left tackle and Uram's aforementioned scamper came on the kickoff after Detroit's touchdown in the fourth period. Uram took the ball on the two, raced straight up the center where a large hole opened up on the 45, cut to his left and outdistanced three Lions for the score. The crowd, largest this season there, seemed to swoon with excitement as Uram passed the 50 because it was apparent he would score. Not a hand was laid on Minnesota Andy en route. As far as statistics are concerned, the Lions had a big afternoon. They out-first downed the Bays, 16 to 9, and bettered the Packers in total yardage, 280 to 166. Detroit even stole some of Green Bay's stuff in the air, picking up 128 yards on aerials compared to the Packers' 118. Green Bay made only 48 yards on the ground and Detroit more than triples that figure with 152. The real hero of the afternoon was big, likeable Ernie Pannell, the Waco, Tex., rancher, who was to start training in the United States Navy at Columbia university this noon. Pannell played most of the game, got in on 95 percent of the tackles, recovered two fumbles, one of which led to the Bays' second touchdown, opening huge holes in the line and stopped most everything coming his way. Two other tackles, Paul Berezney and Baby Ray, had a great time smearing up Detroit plays. Captain Buckets Goldenberg almost entered the scoring column, something unusual indeed for a guard. Buckets recovered a fumble in the third quarter and raced 25 yards to the Detroit 10 from behind to set up the third touchdown. Detroit put on a great drive for its touchdown and it left something of a sweet taste in the mouths of Lion fans. The losers went 80 yards in 19 plays and Frank Grigonis, the Chattanooga University choo choo who carried the ball 11 times, scored from the one. Coach Curly Lambeau led off with his No. 1 combination for the first time this season, with Isbell and Hutson in the starring roles. The lineup also included Bob Ingalls, former University of Michigan center great, and the customers gave out a big yell when he was announced as the game started. Speaking of Michigan, the Detroiters were still mourning the Wolverines' 16 to 14 loss to Minnesota Saturday. The Packers' business Sunday didn't cheer them up a bit. The game started off as if it would put last week's aerial circus at City stadium in Green Bay to shame. Isbell threw three straight passes to Hutson and two were completed for eight yards. After a punt exchange, the Packers found themselves on their own 21, and nine plays later they possessed a 7 to 0 lead.
THE LIONS ARE CONFUSED
Tony Canadeo and Lou Brock confused the Lions with a couple of line plays and then Isbell wheeled to Hutson for 13. Isbell found center for ten and then completed the longest pass of the day - 35 yards to Hutson on Detroit's 15. From there it was duck soup, Brock making five at left tackle and, on fourth down, Carter taking the ball on the one and carrying Augie Lio along over the pay stripe. Hutson made the point after. Ingalls and Pannell had their hands in the next important play. Ted Fritsch punted to Hall and Ingalls hit him so hard that he fumbled and Pannell recovered on the Detroit 35. This time it was Fritsch's turn to howl. He took a 21-yarder from Isbell and then picked up 13 yards in two biffs at the line. Sample jammed it over from the one and Hutson kicked the extra point. Like the first touchdown, the drive covered nine plays. Near the end of the half, the Packers intercepted three passes in the short space of five minutes. Charley Brock ended Detroit's first touchdown drive when he bagged a Chet Wetterlund's throw on the Packer two. After Lou Brock punted out, Hutson intercepted Johnny Hopp's first throw on the 21 and ran back to the 36. Again Detroit got the ball and again the Bays intercepted - this time Lou Brock taking Hopp's throw on the Bay 36. Just before the half John Stonebraker, Packer end, was guilty of an odd penalty. He was charged with interfering with the right to intercept. Stonebraker was on the Detroit five when Canadeo's peg floated toward Hall and big John leaped on Hall's shoulder to knock down his own pass. The Packers were penalized 15 yards from the point of play. Goldenberg put on his near-scoring play as the second half opened. Nick Sanzotta was running wide around left end when a mess of Packers smacked him down. The ball popped into the air and Buckets ran 25 yards to the Detroit ten. After Fritsch and Canadeo failed at the line, Brock cut over a big hole at left guard and cut over the goal line. Dick Weisgerber added the extra point, his second this season. Another queer play occurred a few minutes later. Standing in his end zone to punt Canadeo fumbled a high pass from center, recovered and then fumbled again when four Lions hit him. Hall fell on the ball for what might have been a touchdown but the Lions were offside on the play. After Elmer Hackney opened the fourth quarter with a 20-yard run off left tackle, Pannell recovered Wetterlund's fumble. Bad blood started the flare up at this point and Uram seemed to be the victim. On one occasion a Lion player smashed Andy's face into the Detroit infield dirt after he has been downed. The Packers, it must be stated, took care of themselves quite well. Anyway this business must have excited the Lions to new heights because they started their touchdown drive. Short chops by Grigonis, a 19-yard pass from Wetterlund to Joe Stringfellow and a 11-yarder to Ed Behan ate up most of the yardage.
SWEET REVENGE
Uram had sweet revenge for the above-mentioned bad blood deal. He took the next kickoff back for that 98-yard touchdown run, and Fritsch kicked the extra point. Just before the game ended Stonebraker tried to pull a Charley Brock but Bobby Cahn's whistle was a bit too fast. He stole the ball from Wetterlund and ran 20 yards for a touchdown but the play was called dead when four Packers hit the passer.
GREEN BAY -   7   7   7   7  -  28
DETROIT   -   0   0   0   7  -   7
1st - GB - Joe Carter, 10-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Chuck Sample, 1-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
3rd - GB - Lou Brock, 10-yard run (Dick Weisgerber kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
4th - DET - Frank Grigonis, 1-yard run (Augie Lio kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
4th - GB - Uram, 98-yard kickoff return (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
NEWS AND NOTES
​SURPRISE! DEFENSE FOUND TO KEEP D. HUTSON FROM SCORING
OCT 26 (Green Bay) - Four prosperous looking gentlemen were discussing the Detroit-Green Bay football game on the train back to Chicago Sunday night. One, a little fellow of 140 pounds, stated some four or five times: "That was a helluva ball game. Detroit played its head off but Green Bay got all the breaks." Another one, a big gent weighing probably 230 pounds, chimed in: "A good aggressive team like the Packers deserved to get those breaks. They made 'em with their hard tackling and head-up play, Why they recovered three fumbles and intercepted three passes." The other two gents seemed to agree that Detroit is "getting better every Sunday but the Packers were just too much." When asked whether he thought Hutson was getting better, the little fellow answered: "Listen, son, there's a saturation point to everything and that Hutson guy is saturated now." Those four gents were: (1) Referee Bobby Cahn, the little fella; (2) Head Linesman Lou Gordon, the big fella; (3 and 4) Umpire John B. Kelly and Field Judge William E. Downes, the other two. What excited the officials most was the shortness of the game. It lasted only two hours and 14 minutes and "it would have been shorter, but the between-halves entertainment used up too much time. Green Bat took only one timeout in the first half and Detroit had one in the second. The last minute and a half took four minutes to play because of Uram's touchdown run." The game was over at 4:14...THE LOSERS SPEAK: Fred Mandel, owner of the Lions who spent a good share of the morning in the Detroit office checking over selections he and his office help made on Saturday's football game, wasn't in much of a speaking mood after the game. Mandel, who three weeks ago fired his entire coaching staff after his team lost to Brooklyn, said, "Well, we lost didn't we!" to our inquiry of the fireworks. Trying to console him with the fact that his team had a big "statistical afternoon", he answered "those points are what count." Mandel watched the game from the press box. John (Bull) Karcis, new Detroit coach, wasn't available after the tilt but his pregame remarks were of the "deductive" type. For instance he said that "we have a new defense for Hutson but I don't know if our personnel can handle him." You know the answer to that one, fans. Karcis put three men on Hutson, and kept him from scoring but not from setting up touchdowns. Karcis explained that "we're in the best shape we've ever been. Harry Hopp will help us plenty." And he did...THE WINNER SPEAKS: Speaking as a winner, we'd say that Green Bay (Pop. 47,000) was just too  much for Detroit (Pop. 2,500,000). Curly Lambeau gave the crowd a good luck at his famous twins, Isbell and Hutson, and then let the other less-noted boys play out the string. Although Hutson didn't score he and Isbell scared the Lions into the jitters, and thus the first two touchdowns. The general opinion seemed to be that the crowd came out to see the touchdown twins. As one scribe put it, "We wouldn't draw 10,000 if the Dodgers or Rams or ever the Bears were playing here. Your Green Bay club really has drawing power." But it took Andy Uram to steal the show with a brilliant 98-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter on a kickoff. Uram, incidentally, holds the league record for the longest touchdown run from scrimmage - 97 yards against the Cards on Oct. 8, 1939. Doug Russell made the longest touchdown run on a kickoff - 102 yards for the Cards against Cincinnati in 1934...WHAT'S THIS, BOOS?: The crowd of 19,097 let out a mighty chorus of boos when Isbell ran out of bounds when he saw about eight healthy Lions bearing down on him in the second quarter. Isbell just took a punt and found himself running near the sidelines with these big Lions coming down for the kill. Isbell smartly stepped out and saved himself from a possible injury. The big city fans couldn't see it that way, apparently wanting to have the bloody side.
JOHNSOS OR ANDERSON LIKELY TO TAKE OVER AS MENTOR OF CHICAGO'S BEARS THIS WEEK
OCT 26 (Chicago) - The mighty heritage of the Chicago Bears - one of football's greatest organization - will pass on to a new head coach this week. Speculation centered on either Luke Johnsos or Heartly (Hunk) Anderson as the man to maintain the pro grid dynasty built around that T-formation by George Halas, who expects to take up duties in a few days at a midwestern naval aviation base as a lieutenant commander. "I will name my successor Thursday or Friday," Halas said, after watching his Bears give him a sendoff by smashing the Philadelphia Eagles 45 to 14 Sunday. Anderson became Halas' line coach in 1940 after tutoring the Detroit Lions' forwards for two years. Prior to that he had been head coach at Notre Dame, St. Louis university and North Carolina State and assistant at Cincinnati university and Michigan. Johnsos joined the Bears in 1928 after three years of varsity ball at Northwestern. He played end for eight seasons before being appointed to the coaching staff in 1937...ORGANIZED AT DECATUR: After organizing a team at Decatur, Ill., Halas moved it to Chicago in 1921, called it the Bears, and began the tedious and expensive job of educating the public to appreciate the pro game. He has coached the Bears to five national championships. Now they appear headed for their third in a row, being the only unbeaten team in the NFL, and boasting an 18-game victory chain, including 12 league wins, five this fall. The club may set a scoring record mark this fall. Thanks to their 45 points against the Eagles' 14 Sunday, the Bruins are averaging slightly more than 35 a game, compared to last year's average of 36. The Bears meet the hapless Detroit Lions in Wrigley field this Sunday.
CHI-CARDS, STILL BOILING ABOUT 'THAT STEAL', PLAY HERE SUNDAY
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - A team that has been cussing the Green Bay Packers since Charley Brock stole that pigskin in Chicago a month ago will invade City stadium Sunday afternoon. That team, needless to mention, is the Chicago Cardinals. 'Tis said that Coach
Jimmy Conzelman's Cardinals haven't been themselves
since Brock took the ball out of the hands of fullback
John Morrow and ran 20 yards for a touchdown that
gave the Packers a 17-13 victory. In fact last Sunday,
the Cardinals put so many of their thoughts on Green
Bay that they forgot to score a touchdown and lost to
Cleveland, 7 to 3...TOUGHEST DEFENSIVELY: What's
more exciting about next Sunday's tussle, which will
start at 2 o'clock, is that the Cards will be themselves.
The toughest club in the league defensively, having
allowed only 65 points in six games, the Cardinals 
should be at their peak offensively. The Packers came
out of the Detroit game last Sunday in good shape,
although the bruising action didn't help Russ Letlow's
fractured thumb. He suffered the injury in the Cleveland
game. Coach Curly Lambeau announced today as the
team started practice that Harry Jacunski, a former
Packer veteran, will report Wednesday. Jacunski, who
became the father of a daughter ​last week at his home in New Britain, Conn., will play right end. Although Jacunski is in good shape, having worked in a steel mill last summer and fall, it is doubtful he'll be ready for the Cardinal game. He still must regain his "football legs"...FOE AVERAGED 6.5 POINTS: Lambeau is expected to spend a good share of practice this week on offense - one that will break down the Cardinal wall which has allowed opponents an average of only 6.5 points this season. The Cardinals are the second-worst offensive team in the league, having counted only 57 points in six starts, but the Bays are expecting a sharp comeback in the potential Cardinal scoring power. The Packers will be looking for their fifth straight victory, while the Conzelman forces will be out for their fourth. The Cards have split even in six games. The Packers today find themselves in much the same spot the Cardinals were in since the last Green Bay game. It seems the Bays have their minds on a certain game in Chicago Nov. 15 and it might prove fatal if they forget about their next two foes, the Cardinals here and the Rams at Cleveland the following Sunday. Brisk business was reported at the Packer ticket office in the Legion building for next Sunday's game. In fact, a large number of requests were received for Cardinal ducats during the week of the Cleveland tilt here. The office will be open from 9 to 9 every day this week. In other tilts next Sunday, the Chicago Bears play host to Detroit; Cleveland invades Brooklyn; Pittsburgh goes to New York; and Philadelphia battles at Washington. 
ASCAP SHOULD 'SIGN' JIMMY
OCT 27 (Green Bay) - Remarkable guy, this Jimmy Conzelman, who will bring his Chicago Cardinals to City stadium next Sunday afternoon. Jimmy is the author of ten songs which are good enough to be recognized by ASCAP; he started playing second base one year for Rock Island and wound up managing the team; he was middleweight boxing champion at Great Lakes and turned down an offer of $1,000 a fight because his mother didn't like the idea; he played the football coach in the St. Louis Opera company's production of "Good News"; he has written countless articles for magazines and newspapers...JIMMY, THE EXHIBITOR: Conzelman, whose Cardinals are second only to the Packers in color, is the most sought-after banquet speaker in the sports world. His aptitude for coining cash reached its peak when he still was little more than a youngster. Taking the money he earned in his first year as a football pro, he went to New York, rented an attic in Greenwich village, bought himself a smock and a beret and flooded the town with cards which read: "James Gleason Conzelman, Art Exhibitor." Another story that is often told about Jimmy: The Card coach was in New York one time when the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were in town and Helen Hayes was opening a new play. Jimmy got more newspaper space than the three others combined...DRAG WITH PRINCIPAL: He was so amazingly talented as a halfback in his prep days in St. Louis that he was a civic celebrity. The principal of the school used to call for Jimmy on days of the game and drive him to the field. The Packers really face "something" Sunday..CLEANING UP THE DETROIT GAME LAST SUNDAY: Ace Gutowsky, former Detroit and Brooklyn power fullback, saw a reasonable facsimile of himself in young Chuck Sample. Gutowsky, in the press row with Claire Randolph, former Detroit center, said Sample looked like a comer in the "power line of fullbacks" after watching Chuck push back the Detroit line a couple of times. A celeb in the stands, Ensign Whizzer White, now in the navy intelligence division in Detroit...Among others warming the Packer bench was Mike Carrigan, Green Bay tavern operator. Mike had a long chat with John Wiethe, assistant Detroit coach, who attended St. Xavier university in Cincinnati. Carrigan's brother, the Rev. Edward Carrigan, is dean of St. Xavier and thus the connection...The Packers went nine plays for each of their two touchdowns, the first covering 79 yards and the second 70. Another reason for the shortness of the game: There was no out-of-bounds kickoffs and only one punt out of bounds. The most disappointing part of the game to Detroit fans came in the second quarter when Charley Brock, Hutson and Lou Brock intercepted three straight passes. It was C. Brock's fourth interception this season. Umpire Kelly revealed that there has been a mistake in the signals-and-penalties-by-Phillip-Morris-ad on the game program for the last three years. The penalty for delay of game under the arms-folded figure reads 15 yards. It should be only five yards. Despite a few flareups, there wasn't a penalty for unnecessary roughness all afternoon.
CARDINALS HARD PRESSED; EBLI'S LEG FRACTURED
OCT 27 (Chicago) - If the NFL season doesn't finish soon the Chicago Cardinals may have a hard time putting 11 able bodied men on the field. They cam back from Cleveland yesterday with one of their number, Ray Ebli, suffering from a fracture of the left leg just below his knee. Ebli is a freshman end from Notre Dame who had proved his helpfulness in the last few games. The week before the Cards lost Chet Bulger, their first fine year tackle. Chet suffered a back injury against the Lions in Detroit. Before that, Bob Maddock, a guard, and incidentally a teammate of Ebli's last season at Notre Dame, was knocked out for the season with a shoulder injury. Before the season started, Al Babartsky, veteran tackle, was downed with a fractured ankle and still is waiting to see his first action. Because of manpower shortage. Coach Jim Conzelman has tried to get along without contact work between games. But the 7 to 3 defeat by the Rams has forced Conzelman to decide on gambling that the athletes will escape hurts and order rough stuff in preparation for Sunday's invasion of Green Bay for a revenge act against the Packers. The Cards haven't been quite the same since they lost to the Packers, 17 to 13, in Comiskey park a few weeks ago when Charley Brock, Green Bay center, wrestled the ball away from John Morrow and ran for the winning touchdown...Arch Wolfe, business manager of the Cardinals, said last night waivers have been asked on three players. They are Tom Chantiles, tackle recently obtained from Detroit in a trade for Chet Wetterlund, halfback' Harry Leysenaar, quarterback from Marquette;
and Ross Nagel, rookie tackle from St. Louis.
HUTSON KEEPS SCORING LEAD
OCT 27 (Chicago) - Although held without a touchdown
for the first time this year in Sunday's game with the
Detroit Lions, Don Hutson, Green Bay's pass catcher,
still maintained a wide lead Tuesday in the NFL scoring
column. Hutson, who holds virtually every league
records for point producing, placekicked two extra
points against Detroit to hike his season's output to 58-
22 more than second place Gary Famiglietti of the
Chicago Bears. The big fullback's total remained
unchanged this week. With six games to go, Hutson
has an excellent chance to break the league scoring
record of 95 points which he established last year.
PACKERS LOOKING FOR BATTLE OF THIEVES;
PLAN 'STEAL' TACTICS
OCT 28 (Green Bay) - A little bird whispered around
here this morning that the Green Bay Packer-Chicago
Cardinal game at City stadium Sunday afternoon will be
a battle of thieves. The Packers, for instance, for 15
new footballs and practiced the unmanly art for stealing
during a hot scrimmage session today. Charley Brock,
who gained national recognition a month ago when he
stole the ball from a Cardinal fullback and ran for the
winning touchdown, acted as coach. 'Twas a pretty
sight, indeed, as every ball carrier, including veterans
like Lou Brock and Andy Uram and youngsters Chuck
Sample and Ted Frtisch, suddenly and strangely lost
the ball as they passed through the line of scrimmage.
On five different occasions "opposing" linemen came up
with the ball and six other times the ball flew into the
air as if the ball carrier had decided to lip it there.
Dancing the wrath of the embarrassed Cardinals, the
Packers also worked a defense against the light
fingered Cardinals. Coach Curly Lambeau told the boys
all the latest methods on how to hide the ball so that 
the opponent will not even see it, much less steal it.
Down in Chicago they say coach Jimmy Conzelman
has something up his sleeve, and it isn't a football. He's
teaching his boys to stuff the ball up their sleeves, so
to speak, especially during the last quarter when the
Packers' fingers really start to get sticky. At any rate, a
great battle of rookie crooks is expected. The Cardinals
want revenge for that 17-13 licking in Chicago, and they
might even stoop to stealing to get it. Like the Detroit
Lions last Sunday, the Cardinals have everything to win
and little to lose next Sunday. Conzelman's lads have
three wins and three losses and their chances for the
championship are mighty slim. But the Packers must
win if they expect to stay on the heel of Chicago's 
Bears. A defeat would make a successful season for
the Cardinals and a disastrous one for Green Bay. 
Besides the ball stealing workout, the Packers spent a
good share of their time drilling and polishing their
offense. They averaged 31.2 point in their first five
games, and will have to keep up that average against
the Cardinals because the Chicagoans have the best
defense in the Western division of the league. They
have allowed only 65 points in six starts for an average
of slightly more than 10 points a game...BETTER THAN
BEARS?: In fact, the Cardinals are better than the
Bears defensively. The Bears have given up 70 points in
five starts and are likely to allow another seven or 14
against Detroit next Sunday. Conzelman is spreading a
tale of woe around Chicago. Ray Ebli, freshman end 
from Notre Dame, suffered a fracture of the left leg at
Cleveland last Sunday. The week before the Cards lost
Chet Bulger, a first year tackle, who injured his back in
the Detroit game. Before that, Bob Maddock, a guard,
was knocked out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Al Babartsky, veteran tackle, still is waiting to see his
first action after breaking his ankle in practice. The 
Packers expect Harry Jacunski to report for practice
Thursday morning. He's expected to arrive from New
Britain, Conn., sometime today. Jacunski will be at right
end and alongside of tackle Paul Berezney. They were
teammates at those same positions on Fordham's
famous "seven blocks of granite" line. Prospects of a
good crowd Sunday were brightened today with news
from Ticket Director Ralph C. Smith that ticket
agencies around the state are asking for more tickets.
The sale at the Legion building office has been good, he
reported. Fans are urged to get their seats now to 
prevent disappointment of the day of the game, the last
of the season.
ISBELL, HUSTON WELL IN ADVANCE OF 1941
RECORD-SHATTERING PACE
OCT 28 (Chicago) - It may be the war, or again it may
be that the boys are just beginning to get the hang of
this football business. But whatever the reason, Green
Bay's celebrated forward passing combination of Cecil
Isbell and Don Hutson is well on the way to breaking
even more records than it did last year when it set 10
National league standards. Isbell, with nine touchdown
passes in five games, can, if he maintains his present
pace through the next six contests, raise his mark of
15 touchdown passes a season to 19. He also can
increase his recent record of 1,479 yards to 1,782 
yards for the season. Despite this amazing pace, 
Isbell today trails Sammy Baugh of Washington in the
standings, having lost first place to the Redskin
veteran over the weekend. Baugh has played in six
games; Isbell in five...HUTSON IS AHEAD: Hutston at
the present is well in advance of the pace with which
he set records in 1941 for most points in a season (95),
most touchdowns (12), most touchdowns on passes
(10), most passes received (58) and most yards gained
on passes (846). In five games he has caught 33 
passes for seven touchdowns and 612 yards, scored
58 points, and already set a new mark of 209 yards for
most gains in one game. In addition, he adds to five
all-time records every time he catches a pass or 
scores. His leads in scoring and pass receiving went
unchallenged over the weekend, as leaders for the most
part held their places. Bill Dudley, Pittsburgh phenom,
and Baugh wrought the major changes. Dudley moved
ahead of Merlyn Condit of Brooklyn, in ground gaining,
piling up a net of 65 yards against Washington.
HUTSON HAS A NEW PASS PLAY AND IT WORKS
OCT 28 (Chicago) - The Don Hutson nightmare visitation
centers this week on James Conzelman and his
Chicago Cardinals who will see Don and his associate
Packers in person Sunday afternoon in Green Bay. The
splintery Arkansas has been haunting NFL coaches 
and players for eight seasons. They have done almost
everything but fingerprint him in an exhaustive and
exhausting hunt to solve the riddle of keeping him from
catching passes. Each season new Hutson stories
crop up. The newest one is that Don insist the only
thing he can do in football is to catch passes and is
forever concentrating on adding to his techniques. His
coach, Curly Lambeau, treats Don like a thoroughbred
horse, or your sister's two-month old baby. Lambeau 
takes no chances of forming the cushion for a pileup
of burly opponents...HE HAS IDEAS, TOO: So Don, 
who has concentrated all these years on just catching
passes for a mounting total of touchdowns, got an idea
this fall for a new kind of pass. It was to be used when
the Packers were within a few yards of the enemy goal.
Naturally, in this spot, the defense draws in, making for
a more effective blanketing of the receivers. Don
wondered if this masses defense couldn't be fooled by
a low, sharp pass, ankle high right off the grass. They 
tried it in Milwaukee while trailing the Western Army
all-stars, 14 to 9. The Packers drove and passed to the
9. Then Isbell fired a low one which Hutson caught just
off the ground as he tumbled out of the end zone. From
there on, Green Bay went on to a 36 to 21 victory...
CARDS REMEMBER THIS: Against the Chicago Cardinals in Comiskey park on Oct. 4, the Packers were getting worried. The fourth quarter was almost half over and the Cards were enjoying a 13 to 3 lead and already anticipating an upset victory. Isbell and Hutson hadn't completed a single aerial. Then the Packers started rolling. They got down to the 5 yard line and this was where the famous pitching and catching duo tried the same play. Hutson dived for the low long drive and his body hid the ball from the field of play as he wrapped it around the ball. Later those Cardinals who were in the vicinity insisted that the ball had hit Don in the midsection and popped out, but that he had gathered it in by the time one of the officials arrived...THE POINT IS, IT WORKS: The point is that this is the Packers' newest pet passing play, and that it has twice worked in desperate situations. After Hutson scored and kicked the point the Packers trailed, 13 to 10. A few minutes later came another still more mystifying play - Charley Brock, Green Bay center, relieving Bob Morrow of the ball after the Cardinal fullback had been stopped on a plunge. The Cardinals protested that the ball should have been dead. They will come up to Green Bay for Sunday's game still firmly believing the Packers didn't legally score either time.
GREEN BAY SEEKING FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN
OCT 31 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers meet the
Chicago Cardinals for the 40th time at City stadium at 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon, and the Packer monsters
have their hearts set on a 40-point total (or thereabouts)
to commemorate the occasion. When the two clubs 
take the field in the final game here, the Packers will be
trying for their fifth straight NFL victory and their tenth in
a row over the Cardinals. Coach Jimmy Conzelman,
meanwhile, will be out to win his first game on Green
Bay soil. The Packers need a touchdown and a point to
hit the 4,000-point mark in their 21-year history in the
National league. More important than the colorful
historical background is the attitude of the two teams.
The stage was set for this battle Sunday under the 
lights of Comiskey park in Chicago Sunday, October 4,
1942, when center Charley Brock stole the ball late in
the fourth quarter and ran for a touchdown that gave
Green Bay a 17 to 13 victory. To put it in blunt language
both teams are just plain mad. The Cardinals have been
shouting to the high heavens that the Brock play was
illegal and they've been waiting for this chance to get
even. The Packers, on the other hand, are "burned up"
at the cry-baby attitude of the Cards. They want to 
prove that that 17-13 game wasn't a fluke...GOOD
CROWD EXPECTED: One of the largest crowds in 
Packer-Cardinal history is expected. Clear skies today
resulted in a good sale at the ticket office in the Legion
building and gave promise of ideal playing conditions for
Sunday. The ticket office will be open until 9 o'clock
tonight. Facing the toughest team in the league next to
the Bears, Coach Curly Lambeau is expected to open
with his trump cards - mainly passer Cecil Isbell and
catcher Don Hutson. The Packer mentor led off with his
aces for the first time this season against Detroit last
Sunday, and they were retired just before the half. Isbell
will be out to extend his touchdown-passing record to
18 straight games. He pegged one to Joe Carter at
Detroit for No. 17. Isbell started his streak against the
Lions in the first game of the 1941 season...ROOKIE
PASSING DUO: Against the Packer aerial fireworks, the
Cards will throw the best rookie passing combination in
the circuit - pitcher Buddy Schwenk and catcher Steve
Lach. These two boys stand second only to Isbell and
Hutson in the throwing and catching departments. 
Another ace in the Cardinal lineup will be Marshall
(Biggie) Goldberg, great Pittsburgh All-American, who
handles most of the Cardinal running. Ticketed for 
plenty of ground work for the Bays are Tony Canadeo,
understudy to Isbell, Ted Fritsch, the Stevens Point
fullback, and veterans Andy Uram and Lou Brock.
Missing from the Bay lineup will be big, likeable Ernie
Pannell, who is now working in the navy department of
Uncle Sam's service. In his place will be two hardened
veterans, Buford (Baby)Ray and Russ Letlow. Big Russ
switched from guard to tackle a couple of weeks back...
THAT FAMOUS THIEF: Carter is expected to pair with
Hutson at the ends, while the tickets may be Letlow
or Ray at left and Paul (Doc) Berenzney at right. Bill
Kuusisto and Captain Buckets Goldenberg will be at
guard, and that famous thief, C. Brock, undoubtedly
will start at center. Besides Isbell, Craig, Uram and
L. Brock, will be in the Bay backfield. Besides the
revenge angle, the game may prove particularly
interesting the matter of defense. Kindly remember
that the Cards are the only team to bottle up Hutson
this season, Don had only one pass reception in 
the game at Chicago, that being the touchdown 
pitch which he received in the end zone. Then, too, the Cardinals have the best defense in the Western division, allowing their opponents an average of six points in six tests - a point the Packers should not forget. Opening the history book again, we find that Conzelman has been visiting Green Bay since 1921 when he piloted the Rock Island Independents. He later coached and played for Milwaukee, Providence and Detroit. In 1928 he won the National league championship for Providence but failed to beat Lambeau and Company, the two teams tying, 7-all, in the Rhode Island city...EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT: Excellent entertainment is being lined up for Sunday's game. Between halves Annunciation and SS. Peter-Paul, tied in first place in the Catholic Grade School league, will put on a scrimmage. The famous Two Rivers Hamilton band will play, and the Packers Lumberjack band will feature a new singer, Jane Willems of De Pere, who will sing a popular song and "The Star Spangled Banner". Feeling that they must win themselves to stay in the race, the Packers are expecting little help from Detroit in the Lions' battle with the Bears at Chicago.
HUTSON SPOILING GUESS FOR CAHN - HE IS GETTING BETTER
OCT 31 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson is a good country mile ahead of himself in scoring with 450 points in 70 games over a period of seven and a half years. This season, the Packers' favorite left end, is proving Referee Bobie Cahn's recent statement that "Hutson is reaching a saturation point. He can't get any better." But Mr. Don is getting better and the records show it. Hutson averaged 56 points per season in adding up 392 markers in seven years. In five games thus far, the Alabama wing has scored 58 points, two better than his annual average. He can quit now and still keep his percentage. Let's put it another way. In seven years, Hutson has averaged 6.03 points per game, and don't forget that period includes his rookie years. In five games this season, he's averaging 11.6 per start. If he continues his present pace, Don will wind up this year with 127 points, which would break his own and the league's scoring record - 95 points - that he set up last season...BOOT BEAT CLEVELAND: Hutson now has a total of 65 touchdowns, 57 points after touchdowns and one field goal, a boot that beat Cleveland, 17-14, last year. That's not only tops for the Packers but also for the league. Of the present Packer players, Joe Laws crept to within one point of his boss, Curly Lambeau. Laws is sixth in the all-time scoring table with 108 points, and Lambeau, whose scoring years are from 1921 to 1927, has 109. New additions to the list are: Chuck Sample, 18; Ted Fritsch, 10; Joe Carter, 6; and Keith Ranspot...BETWEEN TWO FIRES: Buckets Goldenberg, Packer captain and guard, was caught between two fires at Detroit Sunday. If his leg hadn't been taped he believes he would have scored after recovering that fumble on the Lions' 20. But if his leg wasn't taped he would not have been able to play. "It was like running on one leg with that leg taped." Goldenberg opined. Buckets was tackled on the Lions' ten by one of those speedy Detroit backs, but Lou Brock later carried it over...TOO BIG FOR NAVY: Lou Gordon, the former Packer tackle now is an official in the National league, is too big for the navy. He tried to enlist but was turned down with the request to take off 30 pounds. Gordon said Sunday he is at playing weight - 230 - now. He has two youngsters and expects no word from the draft. Incidentally, he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the Packers' Joe Carter cavorting at Detroit. "Is Joe still playing football, I though, and I finally got closer for a good look," said Gordon. Carter, an eight-year veteran, played against Gordon as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles...THIS AND THAT: Private Rodney Legener, former St. Norbert college star, who tried out with the Packers this year, is playing football with his company team at Will Rogers field, Oklahoma City. A left halfback, Legener writes Packer trainer Bud Jorgenson that "we're using the T-formation"...Connie Mack Berry, Bear end and Oshkosh All-Star basketball players, pulled a Charley Brock against the Eagles Sunday. He stole the ball from Bosh Pritchard's hands and ran 46 yards for his second touchdown. Pritchard has just intercepted Sid Luckman's pass.
PACKERS GUNNING FOR CARDS SUNDAY
OCT 31 (Green Bay) - Roiled up no little bit by the Chicago Cardinal statements they are members of "the luckiest club in all of pro football", the Green Bay Packers tonight are ready to pour it on the Chicago team when they clash here Sunday afternoon at City stadium in a National Professional Football league game. Victors over the Cardinals earlier this month at Chicago, 17 to 14, via a stolen ball touchdown run by Charlie Brock, a late score that overcame a Cardinal advantage that had been held almost through the entire game. This game is the Packers' last Green Bay appearance of the season, and, save for their other "home" fray in Milwaukee December 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the only one they will play before a Packer booster gathering the rest of the season. Hence, Coach Curly Lambeau is anxious to win, thus giving the club a working edge for tough games that will follow in Cleveland, Chicago (against the Bears), New York and Philadelphia, and to protect the Packers' chances of tying the Bears for the Western half crown. With the Cardinals stronger than ever before, Lambeau expects one of the hardest games of the season. "The Cards have always been tough for us," he opined here Saturday in a fanning bee. "Back in 1935 the Cards beat is three times by a total margin of six points, 7 to 6, 3 to 0, and 9 to 7. Other years it was the same, or, at least, we had to go all out to win. Those 1935 defeats cost us the title as we lost only one other game that fall. Look at last year. We won in the last minute at Milwaukee, 14 to 13, and had a whale of a battle on our hands up here before coming out on top, 17 to 9. This time we know what to expect - the toughest sort of a game. We have to win and we know we'll not be able to hold out any of our best offensive weapons in order to pull the game out." Cec Isbell will be pitching to continue his record breaking streak of pitching at least one touchdown pass in his eighteenth straight game and his ace receiver, Don Hutson, will be out to increase his lead scoring edge for the season and also to bolster his all time league scoring record. Coach Jimmy Conzelman of the Cards has his best offensive team in years with young Bud Schwenk and Steve Lach as potent weapons to go along with the sensational Marshall Goldberg. one of the truly greats of the sport. The Schwenk-Lach combination is among the league's most effective aerial duos.
BEARS EXPECT USUAL TROUBLE FROM DETROIT
OCT 31 (Chicago) - In the last five seasons the Bears have had more trouble with the team they meet tomorrow afternoon in Wrigley field - the Detroit Lions. Since 1938 the Bears have just managed to break even with them in eight games. This is a better record than even the Packers have against the champions. Over a five year span of nine games Green Bay has won only two. The other Chicago pro team - the Cardinals - hasn't done at all well against their opponents of tomorrow, the Packers in Green Bay. Since 1938 these two teams have met nine times and the Cardinals have lost every one of them. They managed to win the first meeting in 1937, but lost the second, which gives the Packers a record of 10 straight over the south siders...LION LINE MAY CHECK BEARS: On the basis of Detroit's 0 and 6 record in NFL games, the Bears figure to have no more trouble than did Whirlaway in his walkover the other day in the Pimlico Special, but the Lions have a hardy line which may have some success in checking the Bears' rushes. Under its new coaching setup, with John (Bull) Karcis in charge, the Michigan eleven has become more offensive minded. Under Bill Edwards in 1941 and part of 1942 the Lions used scouts' reports only to find out how to stop the other team. No attention was paid to the other team's defense so that a particular kind of attack would work. The Lions' offense was static. Now the coaches are modifying it for each game after studying scouts' reports and moving pictures. That's the way the top teams operate. Green Bay once changed five of its plays around from evidence gained and three of them worked for touchdowns against Brooklyn...CARDS CONVINCED THEY'LL WIN: The Cardinals will leave today for Green Bay, convinced that tomorrow they will have a lot of fun knocking the Packers out of the Western division race. Coach Jim Conzelman's line has been weakened by injury to viral players, but fortunately for the Cards Green Bay doesn't have much of a running attack. In Green Bay's 17 to 13 victory over the Cards in Comiskey park earlier in the month the Cardinals effectively covered Don Hutson except on a 4-yard touchdown play. In the last three adventures with the stringy end the Cards have held down his pass caching production.
BEARS OPPOSE DETROIT TODAY WITHOUT HALAS
NOV 1 (Chicago) - This is more than a usual Sunday afternoon for the champion Bears and the .500 Cardinals. The Bears, making their fourth straight Sabbath appearance in Wrigley field, will find out what happened when their head coach, George Halas, isn't
around. Their opponents are the .000 Detroit Lions. The
Cardinals view this as one of the big days of their 1942
existence because their long awaited second shot at 
the Packers is at hand. This one will be played at 
Green Bay. The Western division race in the NFL could
be all but over if the harsh words and fiery determination
of the Cardinals crystalize into a victory over Green Bay.
The Cards have been fuming for almost a month at the
turn of events late in a Comiskey park game with the
Packers which saw their rivals score two touchdowns in
the last quarter for a 17 to 13 victory. The Packers have
won four straight since dropping their opener to the
Bears, 44 to 28. The Bears have won five straight league
games, which are part of their overall winning streak of
18, which goes back almost a year. The Cardinals since
losing to the Packers, which killed their two game win
streak, haven't been the same. They were walloped the
next Sunday by the Bears, recovered long enough to
beat the Lions, 7 to 0, and then were defeated last 
week by Cleveland, 7 to 3. Injuries to key Cardinal
linemen have really hurt the team.
CARDS GET THEIR CHANCE TODAY TO PROVE
THEIR POINT
NOV 1 (Green Bay) - They yelled "thief" at the Green
Bay Packers in Chicago a month ago when Charley
Brock stole the ball out of the arms of the Cardinals'
Bob Morrow and ran 25 yards for a touchdown which
decided the game. "What a bunch of lucky bums," the
Cardinals chorused after it was over. "We got 'em licked
and they steal the game from us on a fluke." There was 
an element of luck in the result, too, for until Brock 
stole the ball the Cardinals had all the better of the
battle. They had outgained, outdowned and outpunted
the Packers. They had rushed the life out of Cecil Isbell and had covered Don Hutson as well as he had been covered in several years. Whether it was all luck, however, the Cardinals will have another chance to prove Sunday when they invade Green Bay for the second game of the home and home series. The boys who make the odds apparently do not think it was all luck, for they have installed the Packers 4-1 favorites. A lot of things have happened since that first engagement. The Packers, after hitting their season's low at Comiskey park, have looked progressively better. They have not lost a game since and have anchored themselves in second place in the western division of the league. The Cardinals, beset by injuries, have meanwhile slipped several pegs. They bowed to the Bears, which was more or less expected and a week ago lost to the Cleveland Rams. At the moment they are a game and a half behind Green Bay. A wide open battle appears in prospect again, with Isbell doing the pitching for the Packers and Bud Schwenk for the Cardinals. The edge, of course, belongs to Isbell, but it isn't enough of one to let the Packers coast. The game will be the last in Green Bay this season. A full round of games will played again Sunday. While the Packers entertain the Cardinals, Detroit will play the Bears at Wrigley field, Cleveland will be at Brooklyn, Pittsburgh will play at New York and Philadelphia will be at Washington. The Bears, only undefeated team in the league, are top heavy favorites against Detroit. Brooklyn, on its home field, has an edge on the Rams. Washington appears too much too tough for Philadelphia and New York is a slight favorite over the Steelers.
BEWARE GOLDBERG, IS WARNING FOR PACKERS
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - Although he probably never did
the jitterbug in his life, Marshall Goldberg, the former
University of Pittsburgh All-American, can cut some
fancy capers on a football field. Goldberg, who'll perform
for the Chicago Cardinals against the Green Bay
Packers at City stadium Sunday afternoon, runs with a
peculiar shake that resembles the jitterbug without the
high kick. He literally trembles as he skips and hops
through the line. Nationally known with Pittsburgh,
Goldberg didn't reach his peak until last year when he
finished third in ball carrying behind Pug Manders of
Brooklyn and George McAfee of the Bears. Now the
Card fullback is third among the league's luggers with
233 yards in 68 attempts for an average of 3.4. Although
the Packers aren't forgetting Coach Jimmy Conzelman's
fine passing combination of Buddy Schwenk and Steve
Lach, they are directing plenty of work this week toward
stopping Goldberg, who, incidentally, was a demon at
City stadium a year ago when the Packers bowled over
the Cards, 17 to 9, after a hard struggle. The Packer
defense, which has been living like a king on the 
steaming Green Bay offense, could be due for a fall if
Goldberg has a hot afternoon...CARDINAL HOTSHOTS:
Schwenk of Washington university of St. Louis, Lach,
the Duke university All-American of 1941, Lloyd
Cheatham, blocking back from Auburn, are among the
Cardinal hotshots who will be seen here for the first
time. Lach ranks third to the Packers' Don Hutson and
Jim Benton of Cleveland in pass receiving. He has
scored four tochdowns and gained 227 yards in 14
receptions. A 35-yard Schwenk to Lach pass gave the
Cardinals a 10 to 3 lead over the Packers in the game 
at Chicago a month ago. Schwenk has gained 664
yards on his passing, the fourth highest total in the
league. He has hurled more passers than any other
pitcher - 139 - and has completed five touchdown 
aerials. If the Cardinals were without Goldberg, the
game on Sunday could be booked as an aerial duel like the recent Cleveland affair. However, with Goldberg in the lineup, the Cardinals offer a varied program of passes and runs...BOTTLED UP OR "OFF": Isbell and Hutson should have a tough time with the Cardinals, if the previous Cardinal tilts can be used a yardstick. The touchdown twins were bottled up with the Cards rushing Isbell and riding Hutson's shoulders. Whether  Cece and Don were just plain "off" that Sunday night or the Cardinals were actually stopping the Bays' air attack is disputed. On the ground, fullbacks are leading both clubs. Goldberg's total of 233 yards in six games is tops for the Cards, while Ted Fritsch is pacing the Packers for the third straight week with 155 yards. Fritsch in five games has averaged an even four yards. There seems to be little reason for comparing the teams' batteries. Schwenk holds an advantage, if we may call it that, over Isbell in that he has thrown 139 passes compared to 96 for Cece. Isbell has gained 811 yards in completing 55 while Schwenk has gained 664 in completing 57. Hutson has gained nearly 400 yards more than Lach, the Cards's chief receiver. Besides Lach, end Alton Coppage, back Johnny Martin, and end Frank Ivy are noted receivers...HARRY JACUNSKI HERE: Another end, Harry Jacunski, was added to the Packer roster Wednesday but he won't be able to play for another week, possibly a short time in the Ram game at Cleveland. Jacunski, a left wing here for three years, will be ready for the Bear game in Chicago Nov. 15. He will play right end. Coach Curly Lambeau has a couple of veterans and 300-pound Tiny Croft working at left tackle, the spot vacated by Ernie Pannell. The veterans are Russ Letlow, formerly a guard, and the giant Baby Ray. Pannell started training in the navy together with Alex Schibanoff, Detroit tackle, at Columbia university Monday. The ticket sale for the Cardinal game continued at a brisk pace today.
ROOKIE BILL DUDLEY LEADS PRO LEAGUE IN THREE DEPARTMENTS
OCT 29 (Chicago) - Bill Dudley, Pittsburgh's rookie ball carrier, is setting a furious pace in his first year in the NFL and statistics today showed the former Virginia star had moved into the lead in three departments of play. In addition to being the leading ground gainer, he also is the No. 1 man at punt and kickoff returns. He has handled 12 punts for an average return of 12 yards and carried back eight kickoffs for an average of 28 yards. Cleveland's Dante Magnani also has returned eight kickoffs, but his average return is only 21.5 yards. Tied at five with the most pass interceptions were two centers, Bulldog Turner of the Chicago Bears and Charles Brock of Green Bay.
CO-COACHES - ANDERSON AND JOHNSOS
OCT 29 (Chicago) - Heartly (Hunk) Anderson and Luke Johnsos were named co-coaches Thursday of the Chicago Bears' professional football team. They succeed owner-coach George Halas, who has been commissioned a lieutenant commander in the Navy. Paddy Driscoll, former Marquette university coach, who was an assistant the last two seasons, will continue in that capacity. Halas' front office duties will be taken over by Ralph Brizzolara, club secretary. Anderson, former Notre Dame star, played with the Bears from 1923 to 1927. Johnsos played end for the Bears eight seasons.
IT'S A PLEASURE TO RELIEVE 'HUT' WHEN HE'S TIRED: JACUNSKI
OCT 29 (Green Bay) - Harry Jacunski, the New Britain, Conn., citizen who considers it a football education to watch Don Hutson in action, will be at the opposite end from Hutson for the first time in three years. In 1939, 1940 and 1941, Jacunski went in there when "Hut was tired". And Harry called "it a pleasure to play under Don," and added that "he is the greatest ever, as any player in the league will tell you." Jacunski considered a great defensive end and offensive blocker, played right end only once in his three previous years. The scoring table shows that Jacunski picked up two touchdowns, both in 1939 just before he started his relief career for Hutson. The Jacunskis are parents of a daughter, Carol Ann, eight days ago Wednesday. They also have twin sons, Richard and Robert. A Fordham university great, Jacunski played with Paul Berezney, present Packer tackle, in his collegiate days. In fact Harry and Paul worked side by side in Fordham's seven-blocks-of-granite line in 1938. Jacunski, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder, says that New Britain has tacked 30,000 persons onto its original population of  70,000, "and everybody in the city is doing defense work."...YOUR LAST CHANCE: Football fans living in Northeastern Wisconsin might make sure about seeing Sunday's Cardinal-Packer game. It will be the Bays' last home game, and it may be the last one here in a year or two, pending, however, the national situation next year. These fans, who must drive 30 or 40 miles, also can be reminded of gas rationing which will set in Nov. 22, the day the Packers visit New York...THIS AND THAT: Stop and think for a moment what a tough league this National circuit would be if there was no war. The Packers and Bears would be loaded to the neck with material, as would all of the other clubs. However, the league this year is still plenty tough despite its contributions to the services. The loop's 1942 Russ Craft, great back who can record and roster manual is dedicated to the football players engaged in the armed defense of the United States. The 1941 book was dedicated to the sportswriters and sportscasters of the U.S. Curly Lambeau is a member of the league's football rules committee. Others are Commissioner Elmer F. Layden, ex-officio, George Halas, chairman, Ray Flaherty, Washington, Bert Bell, Pittsburgh, and Steve Owen, New York...STALINGRAD SECONDARY: Referee Bobby Cahn said after Sunday's game at Detroit that the fireworks "I got in Chicago after that Charley Brock steal were terrific. They were worse than Stalingrad." Speaking seriously though, John Morrow, Thief Brock's victim, did three things wrong, said Cahn, "First, he should have stopped when he knew he could not go any further; second, he should not have carried the ball out in front of him; and, third, he should have yelled 'down' when it was apparent he could make no headway."
SIXTH GAME HERE AGAIN, BUT BEARS PLAN TO WIN IT
OCT 29 (Chicago) - It was in the sixth game of the 1941 NFL season that the Chicago Bears' tidy winning streak of 15 straight games came to an end. Sunday the 1942 Bears will play their sixth league foe and this time they have an 18 game success pile built up, including 10 league contests. Last year the Bears stumbled against the Green Bay Packers in their sixth game and had to start all over again, finally winning the title in a playoff game with the north men. Sunday, in Wrigley field, the champions meet the Detroit Lions, victims in six straight league quarrels and possessors of only three touchdowns. So it looks like 1941 can't happen again in 1942, but Lieut. Comm. George Halas has been telling his players all week that it can...LOSING THEIR EFFECTIVENESS?: Before the defeat by the Packers on Nov. 2 last year, the Bears had lost their sharpness, despite overwhelming victories over Detroit and Pittsburgh. In their last two games this season the Bears also have lost their smoothness, though experiencing no trouble in whipping New York and Philadelphia. In those first five league games of 1941, the Bears made 209 points to the other teams' 52. In the five league games this campaign the Bears have made 177 points to the opponents' 70, indicating a fall off, both offensively and defensively. The caliber of opponents has been of the same level. Eight players no longer with the Bears made 114 of those 209 points in the first five 1941 games, including half of the touchdown total of 30. Ken Kavanaugh made five touchdowns and caught a pass for an extra point; George McAfee made six touchdowns. Thus these accounted for 67 points...FIVE TOUCHDOWNS BEHIND: Whereas 18 Bears participated in the scoring in the first five 1941 engagements, only 12 of the 1942 squad have notched points. The 1942 Bears are five touchdowns off the 1941 pace, are even in field goals with two, but are ahead in points after touchdowns by one with 21. This time last season McAfee was the leading scorer with 36 points on six touchdowns. This is exactly matched by Gary Famiglietti. Ray McLean, the No. 2 scorer with 24 points, had 18 last season at this time. The third high Bear scorer is a rookie, Frank Maznicki of Boston college, with 20 points on a touchdown, two field goals and eight extra points. Lee Artoe also has kicked eight points after touchdowns, and Joe Stydahar has added five. Between them, they've missed only four times in 25 tries. The Packers, though rivaling the Bears as a high scoring unit, have concentrated point making power in the Cecil Isbell to Don Hutson passing unit. The Chicago Cardinals are the only team to stop these two wizards this season. They held Hutson to one completed pass, but it was for a touchdown even if it measured only five yards...THROWS NINE TOUCHDOWN PASSES: In Green Bay Sunday the Cardinals will try to stop the Packers' aerial attack again and get revenge for the 17 to 13 loss almost a month ago in Comiskey park. A Cardinal victory would virtually give the Bears their third straight Western division title, as it isn't conceivable the champions will lost two of their remaining six games. League figures released yesterday show that Isbell has thrown nine touchdown passes in five games. His aerials have been good for 811 yards. He's pitched at least one scoring pass in his last 17 league games. Hutson also is ahead of last year's pace. He has 58 points in five games, giving him an excellent chance to pass his league record total of 95 last season. He's caught 33 passes, compared to 58 in 1941, and has gained 612 yards on passing. His 1941 total was 846.
PACKERS BOILING MAD - AT CARDINALS
OCT 30 (Green Bay) - The Packers were mad today, and they'll remain that way until 4:30 Sunday afternoon. From Coach Curly Lambeau down to Property Boy Jimmy Schymanski, the Green Bay football organization is disgusted with the steady stream of remarks from Chicago that the Packers were lucky in winning at Chicago, 17-13, a month ago. The Cardinals have been looking for this chance - AT CITY STADIUM AT 2 O'CLOCK SUNDAY AFTERNOON - since Charley Brock stole that ball under the lights at Chicago's Comiskey park and ran for the touchdown that gave the Packers a 17-13 victory. The Packers started looking forward to their meeting here next Sunday as soon as the Cardinals squawked to the high heavens when they saw motion pictures of that first game. It is quite pertinent to mention that the Packers also saw movies of that epic event, and the views only seem to prove more conclusively that referee Bobie Cahn was right; that the play was not stopped; and that Brock operated so quickly that there was no reason to stop play. This whole business, when boiled down, makes for a great battle Sunday. Both clubs are looking for revenge; both are mad at each other; and both have plenty to win. Please remember that a victory for the Cardinals over the Packers or Bears represents a "championship" - or something. The Packers must win if they expect to stay in the race for the real championship...THE TICKET SITUATION: Sunday's game is the last of the season here and possibly for a year or two depending on the war situation. The Packer ticket office in the Legion building will be open until 9 o'clock tonight and from 9 to 9 Saturday, while the office at City stadium will open at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. The ticket sale thus far has been "very good", Ralph C. Smith, ticket director, said. A long session on defense occupied the Packers today, and it was followed with a special drill for the fullbacks. An offensive scrimmage was held Thursday, with the Packers' seven ends and passers in the featured role. Speaking about the ends, the Packers started practice this season with only three. In fact, a week before the drills opened the Bays had only one experienced end - Don Hutson. Now they have Hutson, Joe Carter, Harry Jacunski, Earl Ohlgren, John Stonebraker, Joel Mason and Keith Ranspot..HUTSON DROPPED IT!: The old master, Hutson, dropped one of Cecil Isbell's pegs in practice Thursday and he got the razzberries just like any of the youngsters. The "jeers" from the players were particularly loud because Isbell and Tony Canadeo has just completed 16 straight passes. Hutson went straight down the middle on the 17th but the ball skittered out of his mitts. As Lambeau put it: "It happens in the best of pass catching families." The Cardinals lead the league in intercepting passes, with 17 in six games. The Packers and Cleveland are next with 13 each. The Cards have carried their 17 interceptions back 165 yards.
CARDS' BUD SCHWENK BETTER IN COLLEGE THAN LIL' DAVEY
OCT 30 (Green Bay) - Wilson (Bud) Schwenk, who will peg passes for the Chicago Cardinals against the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Sunday afternoon, had a better collegiate passing record than the famed Davey O'Brien, late of Texas Christian university and the Philadelphia Eagles. Schwenk, probably the best rookie thrower in the National league, completed 114 aerials at Washington university of St. Louis to break a mark of 94, set by O'Brien. Schwenk established himself as a one-man team by adding 471 yards rushing to make his grand total 1,928 yards last season, 81 more than O'Brien's mark which was the previous collegiate high. Standing 6-2 and weighing 203 pounds, Schwenk completed 28 passes in one game last season...AERIAL GAME SUNDAY?: With Schwenk in the lineup, the Cardinals are capable of throwing up a passing attack like that of the Cleveland Rams here two weeks ago. Schwenk's principal receiver is Steve Lach, all-American at Duke university. In his six league games, Schwenk has thrown 139 passes and completed 57 for a total of 664 yards. He pegged five touchdown passes, four to Lach and the other to Bill Daddio. The only other rookie tosser on a par with Schwenk was Indian Jack Jacobs, a Cleveland Ram back who is now in the service. Jacobs performed with Parker Hall from the pitcher's box at City stadium a couple of weeks ago. O'Brien, incidentally, is a G-man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation...CARDINAL FLASHES: Fullback Marshall Goldberg is the Teddy Lions of the Cards. Biggie is always clowning in the dressing room or on the practice field. Block back Lloyd Cheatham played the outfield and batted .330 for the Aniston, Ala., club of the Southeastern league last summer. Tackle Ford Duggan is known as Cactus Face. He doesn't like to shave. Guard Frank Bohlmann won the AAU tournament heavyweight boxing title in Milwaukee in 1935 and was Golden Gloves runnerup in 1936. Bud Schwenk may look awkward when running but he's the fastest man on the squad in practice races. The brace which end Bill Daddio wears on his left hand and wrist is the result of an injury during his collegiate days...ARMY CITATION: Former center Andy Chisick of the Cardinals received a citation for work done with the arm in occupation of the Solomon islands. He's one of the 13 former Cards in the service, one of them being Frank Balazs with the Packers...STORY OF LAMBEAU: The story of Curly Lambeau and his Green Bay Packers is written up in the football section of the Sporting News this week. It's an excellent piece, telling of the headaches Curly went through in bringing pro ball to Green Bay. Tackle Champ Seibold of the Cardinals will be making his first appearance on the Green Bay field since 1940. A Packer for six seasons, Seibold was out of the game last year...FOOTBALL IN '43: In an address at Chicago the other day, pro football commissioner Elmer Layden said "while sports will be a factor in our ultimate victory in the war, our one foremost objective is to win the war. We intend to operate, going along from day to day until we are told to do otherwise. To make any plans or any predictions on 1943 would be foolhardy, indeed."
ANDERSON AND JOHNSOS TAKE BEAR COMMAND
OCT 30 (Chicago) - George Halas yesterday turned over the responsibilities, worries and the pleasure that goes with having a championship eleven to his three assistants, all steeped in professional football experience. Tonight Lieut. Comm. Halas will leave for Norman, Okla., to take up his naval aviation duties. To Luke Johnsos and Heartly (Hunk) Anderson, he willed the running of the team on field, designating the pair as co-coaches. To Paddy Driscoll, another long time associate, he assigned many of the off the field duties, in addition to his regular post as backfield coaches...HE'S IN THE NAVY NOW: In answer to suggestions that he might contact with the two time National league champions from his Oklahoma base, Lieut. Comm. Halas replied: "I definitely will not have a hand in running of the Bears. I am completely out until the war's over. I'm sure that Hunk, Luke and Paddy will do a good job." Ralph Brizzolara, Halas' associate with the Bears, will serve as business manager. He also is secretary of the organization. On the surface it appears that the new Bear administration will have a soft touch Sunday in Wrigley field against the Detroit Lions, who have dropped six consecutive league games...THE LIONS WILL FIGHT: The Lions' advance agent, Bob Latshaw, came into town yesterday announcing that the Lions mighty lose, but they never give up, and that they aren't conceding anything to the Bears. Bob's main point of argument centered on Chet Wetterlund, a fellow whose home is right here in Chicago. Chet, who played his college football at Illinois Wesleyan, was traded by the Cardinals last week to the Lions. Chet was something of a passer, but he had no chance to prove it with Bud Schwenk in the Cards lineup. Against the Packers last week, Wetterlund outpassed the great Cecil Isbell. Chet completed 7 out of 15 for 129 years to Isbell's 6 out of 14 for 108 yards. Furthermore, the Lions outgained their opponents, 279 yards to 167. In previous games the Lions had depended almost solely on a running attack. Now, with Wetterlund tossed right into their lap for a tackle the Cards since have discarded, the team from Michigan finds itself with a more versatile offense...CARDS BATTLE PACKERS AGAIN: The Cardinals, preparing for their vengeance game Sunday in Green Bay against the Packers, have moved the veteran Milt Popovich from guard to end to make up for the loss of Ray Ebli, injured last week in Cleveland. Coach Jim Conzelman has concentrated on sharpening the running attack. Loss of linemen has weakened the wall with subsequent damage to the running attack. This, in turn, has made the passing less effective.
bold idea. "Don," he asked his friend one day, "sell your car, will you? And we can get back the franchise. You won't lose anything in the end." Lambeau must have pleaded his case well and Murphy must have had a heart made of gold - because Murphy sold his car. Lambeau hurried to the league meeting at Akron, O., plunked down $250 and regained the franchise which he already saw meant so much. The path out of the woods was long and tortuous, however. Again a group of Lambeau's friends tried to back the team, but again in the counting house they encountered nothing but a headache. And then on a rainy Sunday in 1922, even Lambeau was ready to toss in the towel. The Duluth Eskimos were in town on a guarantee. The rain was falling in sheets. Andy Turnbill, who, the next year was destined to become the first president of the football corporation, still recalls the day well. He told us:...ONLY 200 TURN OUT IN RAIN AND RED DRIPS FROM GAME: "I walked into our office and found Lambeau, Calhoun and some of the other backers far down in the dumps. They owed the players some $1,500 or $1,600 in back pay. The rain was the last straw. They were undecided, because of the prospect of a very small crowd and the guarantee which they had to meet, whether to go through with the game that afternoon. They asked me what I thought." Here, on this rainy Sunday, Lambeau and the Packers reached the crossroads - and they chose the right fork. Turnbull told them to go on with the game, rain or shine, if they ever hoped to put professional football across. His advice settled it. The Packers played before some 200 fans and added another entry of red ink, but out of it came the big break. Turnbull became interested in the club, and, in turn, interested other substantial businessmen. At a meeting the same week, they endorsed a note for $1,600 to pay the players. They also promised to do something, about reorganizing the club for the following season. And over the winter months, they kept their word. The Green Bay Football Corporation, with Turnbull as president, was organized and the drive to the top begun. It was plain to the organizers of the Packers that the club would have to be sold to the whole city of Green Bay. They decided to sell stock at $5 a share. To make the sale attractive, with each $5 share, they have the purchaser one box seat. What the sale of stock really amounted to was a civic ticket drive. So well was it organized and pushed that the corporation had $5,000 in the treasury before the team played in 1923. The club even felt secure enough in 1924 to strengthen its ranks. In 1923, the Packers had carried only 14 men. They added several in 1924 and even more in 1925. They even felt they needed bigger quarters after having played on an open field in the earlier years and at a ramshackle old baseball park a little later, and they approached the city on a proposition to build a high school field which they could use for Packers' games. They sold their idea. With an improving team and new stands, Lambeau and the Packers started their big drive in 1925. They began to pull crowds, not only from their own city, but from neighboring cities as well, and it wasn't long before they sat in the golden chair of football...DIVIDENDS START TO COME WITH CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1929: As the money started to roll in, the Packers, upon Lambeau's insistence, invested much of it in new players. The payroll grew, too, but in 1929 the investment paid its first big dividend. The Packers won the championship. They repeated in '30, '31, '36 and '39, and except for a few lean years in the middle '30s, they have always been up near the top. As the Packers grew, everything around them grew, too. The high school field which at first seated 6,000, has grown to a stadium of about 25,000 today. The director of ticket sales, who, at first, got $3 a game, then $5, then $15, now has a year-round job with permanent offices. Lambeau, who at first handled all the coaching chores alone, now has two assistants, Red Smith and Eddie Kotal. And the town, the whole state, which in the early years showed indifference, now either turns out every Sunday afternoon or tunes in. The Packers are frequently referred to as the most colorful team in football, and they deserve the distinction. In humble origin, in background since they represent by far the smallest city in the league, and in style of play, not another club can touch them. The style of play especially is important and again credit belongs to Lambeau. He saw early what a powerful weapon the pass could be and how fans liked to see it used, and he has emphasized passing in his offense as few other coaches ever have. In his hunt for material he has constantly striven to get passers and pass receivers above all others. It is frequently a matter of amazement to outsides how Lambeau and Green Bay consistently produce winners as they do. In a way, it is amazing, too. A few things, however, may help explain it. There is Lambeau, first, of course, with his perseverance, his coaching skill, his ability to handle players and get the best out of them, and his uncanny knack of picking college men who can "go" in pro ball. Lambeau doesn't often guess wrong. There is the football corporation. The corporation, to its credit, has never interfered with Lambeau, in any way. He has never had to answer to anybody for what he does or proposes to do. He writes his own ticket. And there is the city of Green Bay, oldest city in Wisconsin, exudes a spirit of victory. There is nothing of the defeatist complex in Green Bay. The football team has given the city almost world renown. The Packers have been one of the great football attractions from coast to coast and in Hawaii. They have made motion picture shorts and have been written up in magazine articles and newspapers probably more than any other team. And the idea back of it all? Curly Lambeau, a great guy and a great coach, had it 23 years ago.
LAMBEAU, MINUTE MAN OF PACKERS, PUT OVER HIS IDEA BY PASSING HAT, SELLING USED CAR - AND PASSING BALL
OCT 29 (Sporting News) - It was all Curly Lambeau's idea. He wanted a hometown football team on which he could play, and which he could coach, and he got it. Now look at it! Twenty-three years ago, in the late summer of 1919 to be exact, Lambeau started it. A team representing one of Green Bay's wartime boom industries, the Acme Packing Co., took the field. It was his team. He got the backing. He played. He coached. The world is full of success stories. Every sport has them. It has few, however, to equal the amazing tale of Curly Lambeau and his Packers. An acorn has grown into an oak again. The story of the Packers can be told in only one way. It is Lambeau's story. It is the story of a man who had an idea, who persevered against odds and who at last succeeded. You can't separate the Packers from Lambeau. They tell a story of how the big businessmen of Green Bay rallied around him in his lean years of the middle thirties. Things at the time looked bad. A certain faction, the "town alumni", dissatisfied with the team's showing and forgetful of what Lambeau had done before, sought to oust him. "Gentlemen," said Andy Turnbull, owner of Green Bay's only newspaper, at a meeting of the team's directors, "you can count me off the board if you fire Lambeau. I'm through." "And me, too," another businessman interrupted. "And me." "And me." Lambeau wasn't fired. Two years later he won another championship. The Packers and Lambeau - they are one. The story of one is the story of the other. Lambeau has always had an intense love of football, of course. He played baseball on the streets, skated, did other things that kids so, but football - the sport was in his blood. It is only natural that he should have played on the high school team and only natural, too, perhaps that he should have been a star. In 1916, he gave Green Bay East its first victory over Green Bay West in eight years, 7 to 6, scoring the touchdown and the extra point...EARNED ENOUGH AT PACKING PLANT AS BOY TO ENTER COLLEGE: The story of the Packers properly begins with Lambeau's graduation from high school in 1917. He got a job with the Acme Packing Co., later destined to give him his original backing for the Packers, and he began to have the disturbing though that he had probably played his last game of football. For a year he worked. No more football? Just work? In the fall of 1918, with another season about to begin, he could stand it no longer. It isn't often that a boy remains out of school for a year, earning money, and then returns, but Lambeau did. In the fall of 1918, determined to get back into football, he enrolled at Notre Dame. Knute Rockne was then in his first year as head coach, so Lambeau came under the influence of the man whose hand you can still see every time the Packers take the field. The first Packers of 1919 played Notre Dame football. The Packers today still play it, or least a type of ball based largely on the Notre Dame style. Green Bay still uses the balanced line, the split ends and the shift into the box, although along with these things Lambeau has introduced ideas of his own about the pass. Lambeau, a halfback and good kicker, easily won a varsity letter his first and only year at Notre Dame. He had struck up a warm friendship with Rockne, which was to continue until the master of them all met his untimely death in a plane crash in 1931. After his first year at Notre Dame, Frank Peck, an official of the Acme Co., took him to lunch one day in late July, offered him a permanent job at $250 a month, which was more money that Lambeau had ever thought of before, and he did just what anybody else at the ripe age of 20 or 21 would do. He took it. As another football season approached, however, the thought that he might have to pass up the game disturbed Lambeau again. But this time he had his idea. Why couldn't he have both - the job at $250 a month and football? They tell a story of how, on an early August afternoon, he approached one of the officials of the plant. "How about backing us with some uniforms?" he asked. "I think we can get a pretty good team together. We'll call ourselves the Packers." The official, they say, didn't understand at first. The thermometer was up near 100. The official wanted to know why Lambeau wanted to organize a baseball team so late in the season. "No, no!" Lambeau answered. "Not baseball - football." Those were happy days in the packing industry with the war boom still on. But the official was still skeptical. He hesitated. Football? Well - "Come back in a couple of weeks," he told Lambeau. So Lambeau waited. With the season almost upon him, he returned his heart in his mouth, as he recalls, fearing the answer might be "No". The answer was "Yes". "Will $500 be enough?" the official asked. It almost floored Lambeau. Enough? Enough for a couple of seasons, it seemed. And so the Packers were born. Nobody in that first year of the Packers had any idea that out of Curly Lambeau's first eleven would grow the football machine which was destined to roll to five National League championships and win acclaim such as few other teams ever have gained. There was little in that first team, recruited almost entirely from boys of Green Bay, to raise even the faintest hopes. It was a good team in its class, winning ten games, and losing only one, but its class was only a little above the level of sandlot ball. The first Packers did not dare charge admission, even though Lambeau quickly learned that the $500 which he had received from the packing company would not stretch nearly as far as he had thought. As a matter of fact, the $500 didn't go much farther than jerseys with "Acme Packing Co." lettered on front and back, pads and stockings and small incidentals. Equipment came high. The boys had to provide their own shoes and headgears. "We had one out," Lambeau has often recalled. "We played on an open field without fences and we passed the hat. Some of the fans were very good to us. They'd drop in as much as a quarter. Others just walked away. What little we got helped, and at the end of the season, after paying expenses, each of us got $16.92." It was really tough sledding in those early years, but Lambeau refused to abandon his idea, even though in 1920 the packing company, without war orders to sustain it, withdrew its support. Lambeau and a few of his friends, including Neil Murphy and George Calhoun, sports editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, took over. Again the team was a winner, but again it had to pass the hat. In 1921, the packing company changed hands and, for a while, Lambeau thought he saw a light. Encouraged by the team's record in the first two years, he not only sought and got backing from the new owners, but begged them to enter the team in the National League, which Joe Carr had just organized. The new owners were sports. They entered the team in the league, and it didn't let them down. It won three, lost two and tied two. But it also developed financial headaches which Lambeau and the backers never dreamed existed. With admission to be charged and with a lineup, which, for the first time, included outside players on salaries, the backers and Lambeau rose the merry-go-round all season. Even the business itself went bad, and the owners, in whose name the first franchise had been taken out, at last had to call a halt. They tossed in the towel...WHEN CURLY BUILDS A MONUMENT IT'LL BE FOR DON MURPHY: The Packers have passed through many a dark hour, but here probably was the darkest of them all. The franchise was gone. And the franchise, in Lambeau's mind, was everything. Independent ball was all right, but league ball held the future. Between headaches, Lambeau thought fast. He didn't have the $250 necessary to repurchase the franchise, and neither did his friends. But one of them, Don Murphy, had a car and - well, Lambeau had a