(NEW YORK) - Your Uncle Sam was the big winner here Sunday afternoon when the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants battled to a 21-21 standoff at the Polo Grounds. The gentleman with the high hat came out $17,000 to the good when Al Jolson bought the football at auction between halves. Otherwise, fleet Don Hutson shuffled along to complete more records for the season and the crowd of 30,246 enjoyed one of the best football game seen in old Knickerbocker's town in many years. The game was a tough one for both sides and a tie seemed a good answer to the hour of hard hitting play. The Packers came out of the game in good shape although several of the gridders were bruised, including Hutson, Cecil Isbell, Andy Uram and Buckets Goldenberg. The Giants also had their lumps and not a few of their men limped off to the sidelines. The story of the game from the Green Bay standpoint was that of an uphill battle with the Packers seeking desperately to come from behind. That they did on three occasions testified to their spirit, a spirit that some New Yorkers had felt wouldn't be too high after last week's encounter with the Bears.
Hutson played a great all-around game. He not only scored 15 points but was tackling hard when the tackles counted. Not only that, Don broke himself a jinx of long standing. Until Sunday he had never scored a touchdown against the Maramen in league play. But he made up for it with a pair and in all took 14 aerials for a total gain of 134 yards. Three other marks went by the board while the crowd sat back in awe. The first mark was that of catching the most passes in a league season, 71. He shared the old record of 58 with Don Looney, who played with the forlorn Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don surpassed his old mark of 1,032 yards gained on passes in one season with a new standard of 1,166. Finally, his 16 touchdowns on passes in one season raised his old record from 14. And, to top it off, he raised his season's scoring mark to 125 points. He still has two games to go. The Giants drew first blood midway in the opening period when Merle Hapes brought Lou Brock's punt back to his 38. Tuffy Leemans, a mighty foeman, on second down, tossed a pass to O'Neale Adams for a first down on the Giant 49. Leemans again uncorked his arm and big Jim Lee Howell caught the toss and pranced to the Packer 43. Tuffy followed with a line smash for seven and two plays later continued on for a first down on the Packer 16.
The crowd gave tongue then, but Tuffy threw the ball over the goal line for an incompleted pass. On the next shot at it, Leemans lobbed the pill to Ward Cuff and the former Marquette flash continued on for a new set of downs on the Packer five. On the first play, Leemans bulled his way across and, when Cuff converted, the Packers trailed by seven points. The Giants kicked off then and the Wisconsin boys roared back into the fray. Andy Uram took the kick and came back under a full head of steam but was abruptly downed on the 23 when big Al Blozis tackled him around the ears. An Isbell bolt to Lou Brock was incomplete and then Brock ran four yards through the line. Then came the play the crowd was anticipating. Isbell dropped back, calmly held the ball until Hutson was in the clear, then passed to Don who ran out of bounds on the Packer 39. An Isbelll-Brock pass gained but a yard and one to Hutson was incomplete before the pro league stellar battery connected for another first down on the Giant 40.
Two plays later the same pair made it a first down on the Giant 29. Passes moved the ball down to the 10-yard line as the crowd roared in amazement. Then Hutson waltzed into the end zone, Isbell threw and it was 7-6. Hutson added the extra point and the game was tied. 
It was shortly after that the Giants came back. Soar had returned a Lou Brock punt to his 25 on a short run. Andy Marefos, the big Greek with the mustache, went through a big hole in the center for eight yards. Then he faded back, took a leaf from the Packers' book and threw a long pass to Will Walls. A great block by Don Lieberum cleared the decks, and Walls was on his way over the goal line. Cuff again converted and the Giants had regained their seven-point lead. The dizzy scoring pace wasn't yet completed for the period as the crowd watched the dogged Packers come ripping back to tie it up at the half. The Bays didn't fool. Taking the following kickoff they came right down the field from their goal line, Tony Canadeo caught the kickoff and ran up a wide lane to the Packer 35, where he was spilled just when it seemed he was away. Lou Brock pushed through for four and then Isbell lobbed to Ray Riddick for a first down on the Giant 48. Canadeo galloped for six and Isbell completed a pass to Hutson for a first down on the Giant 28.
Brock made a yard, and a pass, Isbell to Riddick, put the ball just inside the five-yard line. Isbell's bullet was taken by Hutson for the touch, and he also kicked the extra point. Once more, a few minutes later, it seemed that the Packers were on their way but with less than a minute to play, the drive stalled near midfield. A penalty that pushed the Packers back to their 12 in the third period didn't help the Wisconsin cause. Hapes roared back with Canadeo's punt to the Packer 26. After Cuff had gained a pair on a reverse. Leemans tossed to him for a first down on the Packer seven. Cecil Isbell made the tackle and hurt his knee. He was taken out in favor of Joe Laws and the Packers' chances seemed about a good as Schicklegruber's. Hapes, in two plunges, took the ball to the one yard line and Leemans slashed over. Cuff made it blackjack with his conversion. In the last period, with Isbell again in action, the Packers moved down to the Gotham 13 and Hutson missed a field goal try for the 22. That seemed to be the end of the line and the crowd started to edge toward the exits, but the Packers had one more sting left and took the ball a few moments later when Hapes punted out on the Packer 27. Then one of the most beautiful plays of the day was unfolded. Ted Fritsch poked his nose into a quick opening in the line, was aided by several clean blocks and swung into the clear, apparently headed for a touchdown. He ran 55 yards while the fans quit their rush for the exits to watch. They saw Hapes knock the former Stevens Point walloper out on the Giant 18. The Packers struck quickly then with Lou Brock authoring a dash to the ten-yard line. Cuff knocked down Isbell's pass intended for Hutson but Brock rammed to a first down on the seven. Old man Hein lifted his aged paws and deflected a pass from from Isbell that went over Hutson's head and into the end zone. The Giants were watching Hutson on the next play and the Packers crossed them up beautifully, Canadeo lowering his head and rushing straight through center and over the goal line.
There was a chance for drama then, with Hutson back to try for the point that would cause the deadlock. But Don calmly added it and the crowd sat back to see what else would happen in this, one of the most see-saw games of the year in the pro league. There wasn't much more. The Packers raised their dying hopes with their followers with less than a minute to play when several passes moved the ball into New York territory. Coach Curly Lambeau vainly tried to stop the clock by sending in a substitute but somehow the officials overlooked the newcomer and time ran out while the Packers were huddling for the final play. The Packers made 23 first downs and had 436 yards net gain. The New Yorkers had ten first downs and 301 yards from scrimmage. The Black and Gold passers threw 40 aerials and connected 23 times.
One of the most interested spectators was Clarke Hinkle, former Packer battering ram. It seemed as though the respected Hink was about to don a Packer uniform during the last five minutes. Jolson's contribution of 70,000 bucks came during the half in a spirited auction directed from midfield by a deep lunged announcer. The ball was put up for an opening bid of $500 and from then on everybody was for himself. They boosted it to $50,000 and then upwards, five thousand, then two thousand at a time. Finally, over in Section 29, Jolson waved his flag on the bid of $70,000. That was all. Furcoated, he stood up to acknowledge the plaudits of the crowd. The crowd replied in kind. "Mammy," it roared in appreciation.
GREEN BAY -   0  14   0   7  -  21
NEW YORK  -   7   7   7   0  -  21
1st - NY - Tuffy Leemans, 5-yard run (Ward Cuff kick) NEW YORK 7-0
2nd - GB - Don Hutson, 5-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - NY - Will Walls, 67-yard pass from Andy Marefos (Cuff kick) NEW YORK 14-7
2nd - GB - Hutson, 5-yard pass from Isbell (Hutson kick) TIED 14-14
3rd - NY - Leemans, 1-yard run (Cuff kick) NEW YORK 21-14
4th - GB - Tony Canadeo, 7-yard run (Hutson kick) TIED 21-21
Green Bay Packers (6-2-1) 21, New York Giants (3-5-1) 21 (T)
Sunday November 22nd 1942 (at New York)
GREEN BAY PACKERS vs. NEW YORK GIANTS in New York. Year - November 22nd, 1942 Hall of Famer Receiver DON HUTSON catches a Touchdown from QB Cecil Isbell against the Giants. Hutson was in the midst of a monster year, revolutionizing the position of WR in the NFL. In 11 games in 1942 he caught 74 passes for 1211 Yards and 17 TD's. In this game against the Giants alone, he caught 14 passes for 134 Yards and 2 TD's. Vintage 1942 Press or Wire Photograph
NOV 27 (Green Bay) - With good football weather on 
tap again, the Green Bay Packers lost little time in
working off their Thanksgiving dinners here Thursday. 
The pressure is on an all guns are being pointed to the
Eagles at Philadelphia Sunday. Coach Curly Lambeau
put the squad through an intensive workout and special
stress was laid on a defense for the T-formation which
Coach Greasy Neale uses with his Quaker town pro
gridders. The Packers will get in a snappy signal drill
Saturday morning and then hop a train for New York in
time to make connections with the Philadelphia Flyer
which will bring them to Philadelphia late Saturday
afternoon. The team will headquarter at the Benjamin
Franklin hotel. Philadelphia papers have been carrying a
story about Neale's "Hutson net". According to the 
Philly pilot, he has figured out a coverage for the Bays'
great end, which he claims will cut short Don's scoring
spree. Of course, this sounds good in print but all the
clubs in the National league have tried to curtail Don 
and it's a good bet that Neale will be whistling up the
wrong alley long before the final whistle blows. As a
matter of fact, Hutson and his pitcher, Cecil Isbell, are in
the best condition that they have been in three weeks.
Both players found the Westchester club very much to
their liking and they have been scampering around like
a pair of frisky young colts in all of their workouts...
MOST IMPROVED FORWARD: Tiny Croft, the man
mountain tackle, is going to see a lot of action against
Philadelphia, according to line coach Red Smith. The
former Ripon star is the most improved forward on the
Packer squad. Croft found himself against Joe Stydahar
in the Bear game at Chicago and last Sunday against
the Giants he gave Steve Owen's pupils a fine going 
over. Green Bay's rookie fullbacks, Chuck Sample and
Ted Fritsch, will have to carry the load in the middle of
the backfield as Coach Lambeau has switched Lou
Brock over to the right halfback position to fill the shoes
of Andy Uram, who was sent home with a separated
shoulder. Brock did a lot of halfbacking for the Bays 
before this season. Fritsch performed with class against
the Giants and it was his 55-yard run on an off tackle
smash that set the stage for the Bays' final touchdown
in the final quarter...EAGLES LINE TOUGH: From all
accounts, the Eagles have a tough line, but Sample's
bone-crushing smacks probably will loosen the enemy
forward wall considerably. Joe Carter figures on getting
his revenge against the Phillies. The veteran wingman
was let go by the Eagle management because, they
said, he was too old for the cash and carry competition.
The Packers grabbed Carter in a hurry and he has been
doing a man-sized job at the right wing. All this week
Joe has been steaming up his teammates about the
Quakers and they all seem to be determined to help
Carter get his revenge with capital letters. Preparing for
any emergency that might occur, Lambeau has been
using Ben Starrett at end. Starrett is a tough blocking
back and if anything should happen to Larry Craig he
would have another player to step in. Pete Tinsley's 
gashed eye has been healing nicely and Trainer Bud
Jorgensen is certain the guard from down south will be
ready to go 60 minutes if necessary. Lambeau didn't
use Pete against the Giants, and he nearly rubbed his
trousers off riding the bench. Lambeau has been plenty
warned about the Pittsburgh club that the Packers will
face in Milwaukee Sunday, Dec. 6. The Steelers have
bumped off both the Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers and
Gotham football experts claim that Coach Walt Kiesling
has a running attack equal to anything in the National
league and that includes the Chicago Bears. Brooklyn
plays in Pittsburgh this Sunday and it is the general
opinion that they will be bumped off by a margin of three
NOV 27 (Chicago) - Races for individual championships
in the NFL are much closer than the struggles for team
titles turned out to be. In the passing department, for
instance, those two veteran marksmen, Sammy Baugh
and Cecil Isbell, are tied for first place. Isbell has the
edge, inasmuch as he has two more games to play and
Baugh winds up his bid for his third championship on
Sunday. Latest statistics give each three points on the
National league rating system. Baugh gets one point for
being No. 1 on the basis of percentage of completions
and two points for being second in number of passes
completed. Isbell is first in completions and second in
percentage of successful attempts...LEADS IN YARDS:
The Packer star, however, has much the better of yards
gained, 1,711 to 1,386, in touchdown passes. He has
thrown 20 to set a new record. Baugh has fourteen.
Computed on the number of passes attempted, Isbell's
20 touchdowns gives him a record for having produced
 a touchdown on 8.8 percent of his attempts. Baugh's
record figures down to 6.7 percent. Merlyn Condit of the
Brooklyn Dodgers whittled down some of Bill Dudley's
lead in the ball carrying race, but still trails the Steeler
rookie by 56 yards. Both have two more games to play.
Don Hutson, Isbell's favorite receiver, set a new league
record against New York last week when he caught 14
passes to bring his season total to 71, thirteen more
than the mark he held jointly with Don Looney of the
Eagles. Hutson's 14 receptions also tied Looney's mark
for one game. Ray McLean and Monk Maznicki of the
Chicago Bears are runners up to Hutson in scoring, but
this, like the pass receiving, ceases to be a race.
NOV 27 (Green Bay) - Forgotten week after week under
the barrage of Hutson-Isbell publicity, the Green Bay Packers ball carriers still are listed among the records of the NFL. The individual statistics sheet of the loop holds the names of ten Packer luggers, and one of them is an end - Don Hutson. Leading this pack of forgotten heroes is Tony Canadeo, commonly known as the Grey Ghost of Gonzaga and Green Bay. In nine games, Canadeo has gained 230 yards in 73 attempts, while in second place is Lou Brock with 204 yards in 79 tries...BEST AVERAGE: Chuck Sample
NOV 23 (New York) - Whenever Don Hutson sets a record, he does it in wholesale lots. He set eight marks and equaled another when the Packers and Giants played their 21-21 tie at the Polo Grounds Sunday. Furthermore, he drew to within two extra points of Jack Manders' seemingly unbreakable mark of 31 conversions in one season. Here are the records he set when he caught 14 passes for 134 yards, scored two touchdowns and kicked three extra points against the Giants. 71 passes caught for the season to eclipse the figure of 58 he had jointly held with Don Looney of the Philadelphia Eagles. 1,166 yards gained on receptions for the season, surpassing his own 1,032. 16 touchdown passes received for the season, eliminating his old record of 14. 125 points for the season, bettering his own total of 110. 14 passes caught in one game to equal Looney's record. 71 touchdown passes caught in his pro career. 5,470 yards gained on passes caught in his pro career. 511 points scored in his pro career. 73 touchdowns scored in his pro career.
NOV 24 (Westchester County Club, NY) - The Lambeaus of Green Bay arrived here at noon today, and it wasn't long before they  held limbering up exercises on the spacious greens of this "high-lite" country club. It's a great place for a football team and the Bay veterans think it rates far above the New York Athletic club at Traverse Island where the Packers have hibernated 
during their last two years at New York. Uncle Sam is
now occupying Traverse Island. The Packers came out
of the grueling combat with the Giants considerably the
worse for wear but it is not likely that any of the injuries
will keep the gridders on the sidelines Sunday in
Philadelphia. The New York papers were complimentary
of Sunday's exhibition at the Polo grounds. Don Hutson
and Cecil Isbell strutted their fantastic aerial maneuvers
in a way which dumbfound the staid Broadwayites, who
are always in the habit of seeing the best of everything
good. It was the prevailing opinion that the Giants 
played their best game of the season...LEEMANS
HELPS GIANTS: The return to the lineup of Tuffy
Leemans gave the House of Mara just the needed spark
that turned them into a first class gridiron aggregation.
Coach Lambeau was one of the main star attractions
of the Touchdown club. This Monday gathering attracted football coaches, officials and sportswriters from all corners of the metropolis. Lambeau was at his best and he carried on just as ear-mindedly as his football players did under the shadow of Coogan's bluff. Curly got a big hand from the crowd and it was a great boost for the professional football capital of Wisconsin. The Packer graduates, Ernie Pannell, Bill Lee and Clarke Hinkle, had to report back to their service stations at the close of the weekend. The "Hink" went to New London where he is attached to the coast guard, while Pannell and Lee went back to the Princeton, N.J., navy officers training school...TOUGH GAME ON BENCH: Hinkle probably covered the story in a nutshell with his remark: "It was the roughest game I ever played for the Packers - sitting on the bench." Milt Simons, who is attached to the coast guard at Manhattan beach served as one of Bud Jorgensen's assistants in the training room. The former Green Bay catcher was a handyman to have around and Trainer Bud was tickled to death when Simons said he would be in Philadelphia next weekend. Both the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers scouted the Packers here Sunday. They probably saw plenty so far as the pass attack is concerned. Tim Mara,owner of the Giants, has been on the sick list with a heart ailment, but he made his way to the ball park and occupied his customary high pew up under the time clock in the New York baseball office...GLIDES LIKE ANTELOPE: Tim remarked that it wasn't the best kind of a game for man with a weak heart and voiced his respects with the following remarks: "Never in my life have I seen a ball player like Hutson. He glides around like an antelope and knows how to fall with the greatest of ease." Coach Lambeau was pleased with the way Ray Riddick worked. Riddick burned a lot of midnight oil studying Packer plays for two nights before the game and he seemed to have everything at his fingertips. The Dartmouth end coach was right in his glory when the going got rough, and he should be a great addition to the ball club for the remaining games of the season. A number of the Dartmouth squad got time off to see the game and they gave Riddick a great hand...HUTSON, GIANTS TIED: Arthur Daley, a member of the New York Times sports staff, who handles the loud speaker for the Giant games, had the crowd laughing late in the fourth quarter when he announced the score as Giants 21, Hutson 21. Of course this was stretching it a little bit, but just the same the Playdium proprietor was very much in the ball game. Coach Lambeau is going to spend a lot of time this week against the T-formation. The Eagles have a slick passer in Tommy Thompson who played his collegiate football at Tulsa, and the Bay pilot is looking for an air barrage from the Philadelphians. He is warning his gridders against overconfidence. True enough the Quaker City aggregation has only chalked up a pair of wins this season but it has had a week's rest and should be raring to go in Sunday's encounter at Shibe park.
NOV 24 (Green Bay) - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fan won't see it, but there will be two exponents of modern optometry taking parts in the Green Bay Packer-Philadelphia Eagle football game at Philadelphia Sunday. They are center Bob Ingalls of the Packers and the Eagles' Dick Erdlitz, blocking quarterback. Both wear invisible contact lenses in their eyes, but off the field they wear the ordinary type spectacles. Ingalls used the new lenses throughout his career at the University of Michigan. Erdlitz, who played against Green Bay East and West High during his prep days at Oshkosh, last year sparked Northwestern university to one of its most successful seasons. To top off the honor, he was selected on the College All-Star eleven along with Ingalls. Packing 180 pounds around a five-foot, 10-inch frame, Erdlitz comes from an athletic family. His father, Eck, was an official in the NFL and his mother was Michigan State tennis champion for several years. Dick began his football career at the tender age of four as mascot for his father's team. Erdlitz loves to get around and during two of his summer vacations from college he traveled with the Ringling Brothers circus, acting as trainer for Gargantua. "What a fullback that guy would make," Dick said in a visit home. The Eagles descibe Erdlitz as a resourceful field general, a good passer, and a tricky open field runner...THAT MAN AGAIN: Mel Hein, great New York Giant center, had this to say about the Packers' Don Hutson: "Hutson is a great disturber past the scrimmage line. He upsets defenses, particularly this season when he sometimes pops up at the right instead of the left end. He is a wonderful faker, can convince a defense man that he is out of the play, then shoot like a deer for a long pass. Hutson is as valuable to the Packers as a decoy as he is when he is dashing for one of Isbell's payoff pitches. The tendency of all clubs is to put two men on Hutson and his uncovered running mate then is an easy mark for the pass."...WHAT, NO FUMBLES: The Packers and Giants remained leaders of the National league's fumbles department. Both teams went through Sunday's tiff without a miscue, and each now has 10 fumbles for nine games. Detroit tops the league with 28 fumbles. What really hurt the Packers is the fact that two of their fumblers came against the Bears and both were turned into touchdowns. The Packer party out east includes George W. Calhoun, Packer publicity director. Green Bay's game at Philadelphia Sunday will close the Eagles' season...EVEN STEPHEN: The Packers got nowhere with the Giants Sunday. The two teams still are tied in their long series - 10 wins apiece and one tie. The Bays have blanked three league teams, holding seven straight wins (no losses) over Philadelphia; seven in a row over Pittsburgh; and six straight over Brooklyn. The Bears are the only team with an edge in wins over Green Bay, the Chicagoans holding 25 victories in 19 wins for the Packers...IT CAN'T BE: Did you note that the Bears gained only 92 yards on the ground in beating Detroit, 42 to 0, Sunday. They made up for the "loss" with 260 yards in the air, finishing with a total yardage gain of 352. The Packers made 436 yards at New York - 195 on the ground, 221 in the air and 20 on laterals.
NOV 24 (Chicago) - Four of the top six scorers in the NFL are members of the Chicago Bears. Don Hutson, the Green Bay touchdown machine, increased his output to 125 points, while the Bears' Ray McLean hung onto second place with 48. Frank Maznicki, Harry Clark and Gary Famiglietti are other Bears in the first six.
NOV 25 (Philadelphia) - This ancient Quaker town on the banks of the Delaware has found a new use for its thousands of air raid wardens. They are talking about running them out en masse on the Shibe park 'sward come the Sabbath to help the local Eagles combat the sky might of those Packer stalwarts, Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson. Pro football fans here have had a good preview of what Sunday may bring when the Packers bullied around with the Giants at the Polo grounds. Because the Eagles had only a practice game on the docket, one of the large radio stations here carried a broadcast of the Packer-Giant fans direct from the Polo grounds. That the Quakers heard plenty was evident. One Philadelphia fan spent the afternoon at his receiver and declared later that it sounded as though Isbell and Hutson were a team for themselves. "If the Giants can't stop them, how are the Eagles going to do it?" he asked in understandable concern...NO PUSHOVER SUNDAY: But folks in Green Bay don't want to get the idea that Sunday's fracas will be a pushover. Despite their lowly position in the league gutter, the Eagles have shown at times they aren't to be trifled with of a matinee. Several weeks ago, they were "on" and rocked the Washington Redskins with a display of real power. Laundryman George Preston Marshall, known as "The Voice" against even the stiff competition of those who represent the people in the hallowed halls of congress, was said to have been hushed by the Eagles socko against his team. As it was, the 'Skins won, 30-27, on a field goal that crossed the ball at the moment the final gun barked. The locals lost heavily to the armed forces at the start of the present campaign and the ranks were filled with youngsters. That inexperience weighed heavily against them at first, but since they have acquired a bit of "savvy" they have played a smarter game of ball on each passing Sunday...CABRELLI IS HUTSON: Alexis Thompson's men work out of a T, much in the fashion of the Bears. One Tommy Thompson directs the play from his quarterback spot and old Tom-Tom lobs a mean pigskin in his own right. The Hutson of the outfit is an end named Larry Cabrelli who has done right well for himself during the season. Still another individual who will give the Packers some distressing moments is one Bosh Pritchard, who joined the Eagles midway in the season and has now worked well into the T pattern. Pritchard is a speed merchant and specializes in running back kickoffs. Against the Redskins he traveled some 96 yards for a score. It should be an interesting afternoon for all concerned and from the look of things, both teams will go into the air early and often. A high-scoring, wide open ball game should be a certainty. The Eagles will gamble as they have nothing to lose. On the other hand, the pressure will be on the Bays because they have to win this one, if for nothing more than to save their respect and reputation.
NOV 25 (Westchester Country Club, NY) - The Green Bay Packers are finding this country club a perfect setup for their layover in the East as they await their NFL game with the Eagles at Philadelphia next Sunday afternoon. Today Coach Curly Lambeau kept his team indoors, and - believe it or not - the players engaged in a water polo football game. Spectators at the big pool roared with laughter at the antics of the gridders as they plowed through the water like submarines. It was great exercise, and went a long way toward loosening up the men for their encounter with the Eagles. Coach Lambeau will have to operate with only 27 men this weekend. Halfback Andy Uram has been sent home with an injury to his left shoulder. Uram's condition would have prevented any action for at least ten days and Lambeau figured it was best to have him under the special care of Dr. W.W. Kelly at Green Bay. John Stonebraker, end, also went back. Lambeau also announced the release of Earl Ohlgren, a wingman from Minnesota. The other players who were bruised up considerably battling the Giants last Sunday to a 21-21 tie are coming along nicely and all will be fit for the frat in Quakertown...DELEGATION OF FRIENDS: A delegation of former Green Bay folks paid their respects to the Packers. Among them were Major James H. Straubel of the army air corps, Louis H. Cook, New York lumberman, and Arthur Smith, a reporter on the New York Daily News. Smith was a member of the Press-Gazette staff some years ago. According to present plans, the Packers won't move into Philadelphia until Saturday afternoon. They will headquarter at the Benjamin Franklin hotel. The Bays will make a quick getaway at 7 o'clock Sunday night, and if train connections are right at Chicago they should arrive home at 4:45 Monday afternoon. Al Innis, the Philadelphia publicity director, reports that the ticket sale for the Packer game is stepping along at a splendid clip and added that if weather conditions are favorable Sunday he looks for Philadelphia's biggest professional football crowd of the season. Philadelphia papers received here are giving the Packers a huge play, and of course are going overboard on the record-breaking achievements of Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell...PRAISE HUTSON, ISBELL: New York columnists continue to sing praises of the colorful Packers, and there has been a continual procession of sports specialists and news photogs out here to cover the doings. Jimmy Conzelman, coach of the Chicago Cardinals, blew into New York after his team performed in Pittsburgh. Jimmy is always good copy and he generally knows when to ride the popular strain. In an interview with Stanley Frank of the Post, Conzelman had this to say about Hutson: "A great star like Hutson is revolutionizing football. Hutson is so unique that he forces the defense like it never was forced before, and doesn't want to play because other parts are weakened."...NEED TWO MEN: "You have to put at least two men on Hutson if you want an outside chance of staying in the game," Jimmy added. "What makes Hutson so great? Well, he has Tris Speaker's knack of taking a quick look at the ball over his shoulder, running ahead and putting out his hand at the last second to make a catch. Pure instinct. That deadpan of his fools everyone. Most fellows when they are about to receive a pass distort their faces in anticipation of the execution and give themselves way to the man guarding him. Hutson's expression never changes. He is so fast that you can't watch him and the ball at the same time."...KEEPS GETTING BETTER: "Don seems to be improving all the time. He added a play this year that is absolutely unstoppable. He runs out with a convoy of defensive men, stops on a dime, goes back a few paces, drops to one knee and catches a shoe-top pass. You can't gang up while he's kneeling - that's a foul, and you can't stop and go back with him, because you are running too hard to keep up with him while he is running forward. I have never seen his equal in my life, and what makes it tough for the other clubs in the National league is the fact that Lambeau's sticky fingered pass catcher seems to improve with age," Conzelman declared.
NOV 28 (Philadelphia) - The Green Bay Packers arrived here this afternoon and prepared to show off their famous passing combination - Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson - at Shibe park here at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. The Packers finished a signal drill at Westchester Country club at Rye, N.Y., this morning and arrived at the Benjamin Franklin hotel here in the afternoon. The team will leave Philadelphia Sunday night and get into Green Bay Monday afternoon. The big noise around here is strictly Hutson and his passing mate, Isbell. Leading the league with 125 points, Hutson is expected to put on another point getting performance. He gathered in 14 markers at New York last Sunday. Equally interesting is Coach Greasy Neale's "Hutson net", which is said to be invincible. Although details are lacking due to military reasons, Neale's net is supposed to shackle Hutson to such a degree that he'll be practically useless. The newspapers here are playing Hutson up to the skies, and Don's ability shapes up a as a direct challenge to Neale's net statement. It might be recalled that opposing coaches have been trying to hold Hutson down for nearly eight years and few, if any, were able to succeed. The Packer backfield will look somewhat different what with dependable Andy Uram back in Green Bay with a shoulder separation. Lou Brock, a former halfback who started this season as a fullback, will be at right half for Sunday's game. He'll pair with Tony Canadeo at the right half spot. Cecil Isbell will operate at left half, and when Cece is out of the game Canadeo will take his place...CROFT DUE FOR ACTION: That 300-pound Man Mountain Dean of football, Tiny Croft, is expected to see plenty of action. A few charges from Bear Joe Stydahar two weeks ago did something to Tiny, and the former Ripon college tackle played the game of his life at New York. Ted Fritsch and Chuck Sample, both rookies, will handle the fullback duties. Fritsch peeled off a 55-yard run in the Giant game, and the scamper stamped him as a dangerous performer in the minds of the Eagles. Aces in the Philadelphia backfield include Tommy Thompson and Ernie Steele. Thompson is the third-best passer in the league, according to the stats. Steele gained a reputation recently when he returned a punt 80 yards through the entire Chicago Bear lineup for a touchdown..ERDLITZ TO PLAY: Of Wisconsin interest is the appearance of Dick Erdlitz, former Oshkosh High and Northwestern university star. Erdlitz is a blocking quarterback and does most of the team's placekicking. The Hutson of the Eagle team is Larry Cabrelli, a speedy end. The Packers will be trying for their eighth straight victory over the Eagles in a period of nine years. In points, the Packers hold a 157-55 edge. The toughest battle for the Packers took place at City stadium back in 1940 when the Eagles, led by passer Davey O'Brien, lost out 27-20 after giving the Bays a healthy scare. Coach Curly Lambeau announced here that practice for the Pittsburgh game at Milwaukee Dec. 6 will start at City stadium next Tuesday. The Bays will be opposing one of the classiest power teams in the league in the Steelers. Pittsburgh trimmed the Giants and Dodgers in early tests. Pittsburgh is coached by Walt Kiesling, a former Packer. Sunday's game will close the season for the Eagles. Other teams finishing up league play will be Cleveland, Detroit and Washington. The Washington club will tangle with the Chicago Bears at the Redskins' field Dec. 13.
NOV 28 (Chicago) - Six more team records totter on the
brink of revision as the NFL season moves into its final
two weeks. Three new records already have been set by
the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Green
Bay, with two more games to play, needs only to 
maintain its average for the season to break the mark of
181 first downs set by the Bears by the Bears last year.
They are certain of bettering Philadelphia's mark of 153
completed passes, having 149 to date. Tied at ten
fumbles apiece, the New York Giants and the Packers
have a chance to break the mark for the fewest fumbles,
set at 12 by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1934. Another
record established by the 1934 Dodgers is jeopardized
by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have gained only 425
yards by passing. The Steelers need only to go through
their remaining two contests on a net advance of 151
yards in the air to set a new mark for fewest yards
gained by passing. For the Steelers with their contempt
for the pas, this is no trick at all...BEST RUSHING
DEFENSE: Barring a sudden decision to forfeit their
remaining games, the Bears, with their powerful line,
seem certain of lowering the record for the fewest yards
allowed rushing. They have yielded only 526 in 9 games,
against the record of 953 set by the Chicago Cardinals 
of 1934. Washington, which has come up with only six
enemy fumbles, has tied the mark in this department
and will get into the record book alongside of the 1939
Brooklyn Dodgers if it does not recover a Detroit fumble
in its final game on Sunday. The records already set
include most penalties in one season (84) by the Bears;
most yards penalized (746) by the Bears; and most
touchdown passes (24) by the Green Bay Packers. All
three marks undoubtedly will be increased before the
Bears and Packers close their seasons two weeks
NOV 28 (Chicago) - Marshall Goldberg, whose chief
claim to fame this football season  has been that he is
not one of the squad of Chicago Cardinals stretched out
in a hospital, or suspended between crutches, has 
taken a more tangible lien on distinction. Carrying back
three kickoffs against Pittsburgh last week, Goldberg
went into the lead in this department of the NFL
statistics released today, and tied the mark which
earned him the league championship last year. The
former Pitt star now has returned 12 kickoffs for 312
yards. His winning total last year was 12 returns for 290
yards with a best return of 41 yards. His longest return
this season is 95 yards against Green Bay for a
touchdown on Oct. 25...LEADS IN RETURN: Merlyn
Condit, one of the few bright spots in Brooklyn football
for Flatbush fans, took over first place among punt
handlers and needs only two more returns to tie the
mark with which Whizzer White of Detroit, won the title
last fall. Condit has returned 17 kicks. Four players 
went into a tie for first place in interceptions, all one
theft short of the final total last year, when Goldberg and
Art Jones of Pittsburgh shared the championship with
seven interceptions apiece. Condit leads the quartet in
distance returned, having averaged nearly 20 yards per
interception. The others, in the order of distance 
returned, are Bulldog Turner, Bear center; Don Hutson,
Green Bay end who plays defensive halfback; and J.
Martin of the Chicago Cardinals. Sammy Baugh of the
Washington, the defending champion, retained his lead
among punters, with Len Barnum of the Philadelphia
Eagles second.
NOV 28 (New York) - It's all over but the shouting in the
NFL, and most of the shouting probably will be done by
the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles, who can
wrap up the season and forget about it after Sunday,
something both of them should be only too willing to do.
To all practical purposes, the season came to an end
last Sunday when the Chicago Bears clinched the
western division championship for the third straight time
and the Washington Redskins grabbed the eastern
crown, the two qualifying to meet in the league's title
playoff at Washington December 13. Five more game
remain to be played Sunday and an additional three the
following week, which will give the Bears, the Green Bay
Packers and the crack Green Bay end, Don Hutson, a
chance to set a few more records. The program Sunday
will find the Chicago Cardinals at New York, Green Bay
at Philadelphia, Washington at Detroit, Brooklyn at Pittsburgh and Cleveland tangling with the Bears at Chicago. The appearances will be the last of the season for Philadelphia, Detroit and Cleveland and the last of the regular season for the Redskins, who will have two full weeks to set their Bear traps. Detroit, western division tailenders, reaches the end of the trail still looking for its first win of the season. The Philadelphia Eagles have won only two games while losing eight and have clinched at least a tie for the eastern cellar. Four teams still are involved in the struggle for third place in each division. In the western division, the Cleveland Rams how hold the No. 3 spot with five wins and as many losses, a game and a half ahead of the Chicago Cardinals. In the east, the New York Giants have the slimmest possible margin over Brooklyn, with three victories, five defeats and a tie compared to the Dodgers' three wins and six losses. If the eastern division's third spot isn't settled tomorrow, it will be taken care of the following Sunday when the Giants and Dodgers close against each other. On the other hand, if the Cardinals get past the Giants tomorrow while the Cleveland Rams are bumping heads with the Bears, they still have the Bears to meet in an all-Chicago finale a week from tomorrow. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers wind up against each other on the final day of the season.
NOV 28 (Philadelphia) - Out of the battle for the Western division championship in the NFL, but still fighting to protect their second place standing, the Green Bay Packers tangle with the Philadelphia Eagles here Sunday and are favored to win rather handily. To date the Eagles have scored but one league win. The Packers have won all games save three, having lost twice to the Bears and being tied by the Giants last Sunday. Although out of the race, the Packers will be out to establish some more records. Don Hutson, star of stars in the pass snatching department, is cracking records right and left in every game he plays. He now holds the yards gained by passes mark, number of passes caught in a season (also lifetime) and is 50 some points ahead of his own scoring record for a season, a mark he established last season. With two games to play, here and against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Milwaukee a week hence, Hutson is sure to establish a scoring record that will last through the ages. Likewise, his passing mate, Cec Isbell, is breaking records along with Don and now has pitched at least one touchdown pass in 21 straight games.
NOV 29 (Philadelphia) - Pro football fans should be treated to a fancy exhibition of aerial plays this afternoon when the Eagles ring down the curtain on the National league season with the Green Bay Packers at Shibe Park. One combination which is a sure bet to gain a share of the limelight before the final whistle is Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson, brilliant forward passing team that has played a big part in Packer gains. Both players set records the past season. Isbell's aerials netted more yardage than any passer in the history of the league. When it comes to Hutson one of lost for words to exploit this sensational pass catching ace...HUTSON TOP SCORER: Don broke the existing league record for individual scoring up in New York against the Giants when he ran his season's total to 125 points. The speedy Green Bay end will be out to boost this total today. The Eagles also boast a strong passing duo, Tossing Tommy Thompson and Freddie Meyer. Thompson can pitch passes with the best in the circuit and in games to date has been pitching many of them to Meyer. So with this pair matched against the famed Green Bay Isbell-Hutson team, the air should be filled with passes. Thompson and Meyer have been named on the All-Star team which will meet the 1942 championship at Shibe Park Dec. 27. This is a benefit game for the United Seamen's Service.
NOV 26 (Westchester Country Club, NY) - Add to the things Green Bay can be thankful for today: Talk along newspaper row in New York City has it that Don Hutson, the Packers' great end, stands a good chance to be selected as the No. 1 athlete of 1942 in the nationwide poll conducted by the news service. One of the columnists, in speaking of Hutson, declared: "He owns more records than Edison." The New Yorker added that the other outstanding athletic celebrity is possibly Johnny Beazley, the pitcher who was an outstanding headliner for the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series against Joe McCarthy's Yankees. This newspaper poll usually is taken midway in December, and there's a flock of Broadway scribes taking part in it. Old Sol deserted the Packers for the last several days, and Coach Curly Lambeau has been forced to do most of the team exercising indoors in preparation for Sunday's battle against the Eagles in Philadelphia. The Green Bay pilot is extremely hopeful that there will be a dry field in Philadelphia for the weekend so that Hutson and his battery mate, Cecil Isbell, can carry on in their usual ultra superlative style. There will be a Wisconsin angle to the Packer-Eagle battle, and the Philadelphia papers are giving it quite a play. Dick Erdlitz, the Oshkos product who is a Northwestern graduate and was a member of the Chicago All-Star team this year, has been making good with the Eagles. Before going to Northwestern Dick starred for the Oshkosh High school eleven in the Fox River Valley conference...ERDLITZ BRANCHES OUT: The Eagles took on Erdlitz just for his ability as a placekicker, but he has developed into a rough and ready blocking back, and occasionally even grabs a pass under Coach Greasy Neale's T-formation. Of course Erdlitz would liek to have a banner day against the Green Bay eleven. Harry Thayer, business manager of the Eagles, was in New York City this week on a promotional trip in the interest of Sunday's game. He declared that in his two years in Philadelphia he never saw so much pregame enthusiasm among the professional football fans. "I hope the Packers put on the show that they did in New York last Sunday," Thayer said. "According to all accounts the Green Bay aerial attack was outstanding, and if they can repeat that overhead exhibition at Shibe park this weekend it will be a howling success."...THEY EAT TODAY: As usual, the Packers are slated for their soups to nuts Thanksgiving dinner late this afternoon. The Westchester chef is going all out to make things really attractive for the Wisconsin gridders. Tony Canadeo, the Gonzaga ghost, has had a new nickname wished on him and his Packers teammates are giving him quite a ride. Rud Rennie, football specialist for the Herald-Tribune, termed Tony a "baby dynamo" after he hurled through the line for the touchdown in the last quarter against the Giants last Sunday. In fact, the Polo Grounds engagement was one of the greatest games that Canadeo has ever played for Green Bay. He had several front teeth jarred loose while throwing a block, but he still went the route in spite of having to spit blood after every scrimmage. Buckets Goldenberg, who is playing the game of his career for the Packers, figures as a New York jinx. It seems that practically every time the brilliant guard has performed along Broadway, he has been knocked for a goal. Buckets got jammed up plenty against the Giants, but is recovering rapidly and probably will be in the starting lineup at Philadelphia. Ten years of service apparently haven't dulled him a bit.
NOV 26 (Philadelphia) - Among baseball fans there had been a school of thought up to the last World Series concerning the New York Yankees. The boys wanted to break up the Gotham powerhouse. Now sports fans have a new one, it seems. "Break up Don Hutson" is the cry as the Packer star twinkles along to a new record every time he snares a forward pass. Loudest trumpeters of the cry are the pro football fans of Philadelphia. They, of course, have a reason. Their Eagles are going to face the Hut Sut man and his pal, Cecil Isbell, here at Shibe park Sunday. Interest in the coming contest is rapidly reaching a fast oven hear but there is one flaw from the Quaker standpoint. They'd like, oh so earnestly, to have Don and Cecil on their side. It's been another in the series of lean years experienced annually by Philadelphia sports fans, be they baseball or football minded. The Eagles have won but a pair of 10 games...EAGLES ARE HUNGRY: And yet, there is a feeling that Connie Mack's sport orchard, where the touchdowns and base hits bllom, is apt to be the scene of a great pro league upset Sunday. The Eagles are "hungry" at this waning end of the pigskin semester. Overconfidence raised its ugly head last Sunday and the team blew a three-touchdown lead against the tough Wilmington Clippers. The final 21-21 tie in the land of the du Ponts and de Nemours ruffled the Eagle' feathers and set them on edge for the Bays. The Quakers are counting on their representatives to be "up" and are looking for the Packers to be on the upgrade. They point out that the disappointing deadlock the Packers played against the Giants should knock their morale into a cocked hat. "Why the Packers will come in here and just go through the motions," one fan said. "They haven't anything to gain by whipping the Eagles because the Bears have already won the western title. You watch, they'll figure this one is on ice, and the Eagles will catch them where they least expect it." The Eagles do have a lot to win on Sunday. A poor season could come to a smashing climax for them if they should hang one on the men from the midwest. The Philadelphians are in fine physical shape for this one and Coach Greasy Neale has been promising his supporters a great fight. One or two slightly injured men had the day off in the exhibition against the Clippers and so the squad will be in topnotch physical shape.
NOV 26 (Green Bay) - Halfback Andy Uram of the Green Bay Packers, injured in the New York Giant game Sunday, will be lost to the Green Bay club 10 days, Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, announced today. Uram arrived here Wednesday afternoon, and Dr. Kelly described the hurt as "a severe injury to his left shoulder". Uram will be able to play against Pittsburgh in Milwaukee Dec. 6.
NOV 26 (Philadelphia) - The two -man aerial blitz from Green Bay - Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson - will invade Shibe Park Sunday in an attempt to bolster their already incredible scoring records at the expense of the Philadelphia Eagles. Hutson already has all the records in the book tucked under his arm. Isbell and Slingin' Sammy Baugh, of the Washington Redskins, are now tied for first place in the league standings. The Packer star has much the better of yards gained, 1,711 to 1,386, and in touchdown passes. He has thrown 20 to set a new league record. Baugh has thrown 14. Isbell also had the edge, since he has two more games to play, while Sammy winds up his bid Sunday. Last Sunday against the Giants Hutson broke nine of his own records, and annexed a new one when he caught 14 passes to bring his season total up to 71, 13 more than the mark he held jointly with Don Looney, former Eagles end. There is no indication that the spindly Green Bay scoring machine will ease up on Sunday against the Eagles. It is rumored that he will retire from football at the end of the season, to devote all of his time to his bowling establishment, and is anxious to leave behind him a record for the boys to shoot at for years to come.
NOV 26 (Detroit) - At the very stiff rate of $100 a minute, Owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr., of the Detroit Lions might expect records, but not the kind he is getting. Mandel's toothless entry in the NFL has dropped 10 straight games and No. 11 is coming Sunday just as sure as Sammy Baugh and the Washington Redskins will be on hand to administer it. League records show seven successive defeats for Dayton in 1928, but 11 - never. Mandel, 34, members of a wealthy Chicago mercantile family, has invested $300,000 in pro football in Detroit in three years, and thus far has received in return nine victories, 21 defeats and two ties. The first two years were lean for an entry that never before had slipped under the .500 mark, but this is much worst. The franchise cost Mandel $250,000 in 1940. The first season he lost money and last year he broke even. His losses this season are between $50,000 and $75,000. For 660 minutes of football, that is probably the highest price on record for goose eggs. Ordinarily the Lions owner could placidly take it on the chin and, like Brooklyn baseball fans, growl, "wait'll next year". Detroit, getting uncontested first choice in the league player draft, could single out Frankie Sinkwich or Paul Governali or homegrown Dick Kieppe of Michigan State as the key player in rebuilding. But Mandel admits privately that he does not think there will be pro football next year or any other year for the war's duration. The Lions alone have more than 30 players in the service with others to follow when the season is over. Moreover, there is no source for replacements. All this would seem to constitute grounds for utter despair, but not for Mandel. After the third beating, he hustled down to the dressing room to fire his coaching staff and hire a new one. Since then he has sat through each succeeding defeat, right down to the last minute. Even at $100 a minute he is trying to get his money's worth.
has the best average - 4.2 yards - with 186 yards gained in 44 attempts. Closing in on Sample is his fullback teammate, Ted Fritsch, with 174 yards. Canadeo's average is 3.2. End Hutson has chalked up four yards in three end around plays. He made nine yards in one attempt but the other two he was thrown for losses. Hutson's yardage figure on pass receiving, incidentally, is 1,166.