OCT 15 (Green Bay) - Although the Packers have been hampered somewhat by the cold weather in their preparations for the Washington Redskins in State Fair park, West Allis, Sunday, the team should be in top physical and mental condition for the feature tussle of weekend NFL games. Coach Curly Lambeau expressed concern today regarding a loss of practice time Wednesday and Thursday. On the former, the drill on offense was held down to an hour by more than light rain, and Thursday a strong west wind wirth a bite cut a scheduled four-hour drill on defense to half that time. Today there was some attempt to make up for lost time, but temperatures that ranged between 34 and 40 degrees again were not to the liking of the Packer board of strategy. However, the polishing of a defense to stop Slingin' Sammy Baugh, Redskins' passing ace, continued. The last drill will be held Saturday morning...TOUGHEST GAME YET: Lambeau reasserted again this morning that Sunday's contest is going to be, by all odds, the toughest the Packers have had this year, and he doesn't exclude the Chicago Bear opener. The 'Skins, he pointed out, had three extra week of practice to prepare for the All-Star game. They'll reach their peak against the Packers, the coach said. The latter statement is based not only on what Lambeau thinks but comes direct from the Redskins' headquarters in the capital. Coach Arthur J. (Dutch) Bergman, the report said, is keying his club to take their second league start which means much to Washington in the race for the Eastern division crown and the chance to get into the world championship playoff come December. Offensively, the Packers will run into as tough a line as they've seen all year. The Redskins were fortunate to get end Joe Aguirre, who was missing last year, but who is a veteran. Among the outstanding newcomers are guards Al Florentino of Boston college and Tony Leon of Alabama...FOUR VETERAN TACKLES: Lou Rymkus, former Notre Dame star, Clyde Shugart and Joe Zeno, tabbed the most improved player on the squad, are helping the veteran Wee Willie Wilkin at the tackle spots, where the Washington club lost four men to the armed forces. Again this year, Washington sports observers are high on the power of guards Dick Farman and Steve Slivinski, who form one of the best center flanking teams in the business. As illustrated in previous games, the Packer backs have a line ahead of them which can open the holes. Baby Ray is having one of his best years and his other "left side" cohorts on defense, Larry Craig and Bill Kuusisto, are rapidly gaining recognition as a tough trio...AERIAL GAME SCORES: With the running attack headed up by fullback Ted Fritsch and halfbacks Tony Canadeo and Irv Comp, the Packers' aerial game has not been denied. Seven of the 12 touchdowns scored have been through the air with ends Don Hutson, Harry Jacunski and Joel Mason all counting along with backs Andy Uram and Lou Brock. When receivers such as these "fan" out beyond the line of scrimmage in any of several combinations, the defense is thrown into confusion. The Redskins were to arrive in Milwaukee today and shake off their travel kinks with workouts both today and Saturday. The home team will leave for Milwaukee Saturday afternoon at 5:29 on a Milwaukee road train.
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - Although he hasn't scored a touchdown in the last two NFL games the Packers played, there is one member of Coach Curly Lambeau's team who is going to explode one of these Sunday and run somebody's defenses into the ground - in a fashion which has become almost commonplace in league history. There have been lots of questions wafted here and there about this individual, whose name you may have guessed. He is Don Hutson, the only football player to be named twice for the pro loops's most valuable player award and the only one who has
managed single-handedly to throw Packer opponents
since 1935 into confusion. The question can be reduced
to one: "What has happened to Hutson's scoring ability
this year?" The answer is that nothing has happened to
his scoring ability despite the fact he has scored only 
six points by touchdown. He is tied for third in the NFL
standings by value of 12 points after touchdowns. His 
18 have raised his all-time scoring total to 542. Hutson
can still score touchdowns, and he will. Because fans
have been conditioned to believe he must score a
touchdown in every game, they think becuase he hasn't
for two successive games that there must be something
wrong. They forget that he is just as valuable to the club
if he never caught a pass. And you can quote Coach
Curly Lambeau to that effect if you wish. One of the best
pass defensemen in the business, the former Alabaman
is tied for the lead in the interceptions department with
three. On offense, his value as a decoy to draw two of
the defensive team's backs to cover him has again been
illustrated in the three league games. As Lambeau put it
recently, "It would be a poor football judgment to pass to
Don when another of our men is left free on the other 
side of the field."...STRONG RUNNING BACKS: Nor
does every play on which Hutson goes past the line of
scrimmage mean a pass is coming. With such strong
running backs available, the Packer offense can, and is,
using running plays galore. This means that fewer 
passes are being used, thus lowering the number of 
completions. The Packers have not given up on their
passing game - not a chance. But they are mixing 
running and passing as effectively as ever before. Their
total on the ground is just over 200 yards more than 
they made in the air, but seven of their 12 touchdowns
​have come via the pass route. It does not take anything
away from the touchdown pass catching to say that
Hutson's decoying has aided them. He's a team player
who is glad to do anything that will aid victory. Whether
he scores the touchdowns or not doesn't make any
difference. Make no mistake about it, Huston is still a
marked man. Movies of all three tilts this season show
that. He'll come through with a flock of touchdowns one
of these Sunday. Until he does fans should stop 
rumoring about what has happened to him. Take it from
those who know - nothing has happened to him...URAM
IN SELECT 10: Andy Uram's two touchdowns against
the Lions last Sunday put him in the select group of the
ten highest scorers in the 25-year Packer history. Andy
moved from 11th to ninth with a total of 97 points to
dislodge Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, who had 96, and La
Vern Dilweg, who scored 86. Joe Laws, who has 106,
wants just two more points to go ahead of Coach Curly
Lambeau's 109. And Joe's likely to get 'em..ALL SEATS
SOLD: The Redskins' appearance in Milwaukee Sunday
will be their only showing in the west this year, and the
fans are going to be out en masse. Every seat in the
park has been sold and prospective customers are 
wailing for tickets. There are none to be had. A plan to
put up temporary bleachers ran into the wartime difficulty of "not for the duration."..WAGERING LADS QUIET: The wagering lads are not sticking their necks out the Chicago Bear-Phil-Pitt tussle in Philadelphia Sunday. The Steagles have come a long way since mid-September and topped their rise with a 28 to 14 lacing of New York's Giants last Sunday. A loss for the Bears would put them in second place behind the Packers in the Western division - if the Packers defeat Washington...NEUTRAL GROUNDS SET: The only game in the National league this year to be played on "neutral" grounds will take place Sunday in Buffalo, where the Lions and Chicago Cardinals tussle. The Cards, hampered by injuries of one kind or another such as end Clint Wager's self-inflicted concussion when he kicked himself in the head, will be struggling to get out of the Western division cellar. They have won none in four.
OCT 15 (Milwaukee) - A sellout of 24,000 was assured Friday for the game between the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins at State Fair park Sunday as eager fans here grabbed up the last of the tickets returned by the Packer ticket agencies in the state and hundreds of others sought everywhere, and in vain, to buy some. The demand for tickets has exceeded, if anything, the demand before the Packer-Giant playoff game here five years ago. Ralph Smith, Green Bay's director of ticket sales, estimated that his office could have sold between 15,000 and 20,000 more seats if he had them. Interest in the game reached a new peak with the arrival of the Redskins Friday afternoon. In high spirits after their easy victory over Brooklyn in their first league game last Sunday, George Marshall's hirelings refused to concede the Packers a thing although Green Bay ruled a one touchdown favorite. Washington, with Dutch Bergman at the helm this season in place of Ray Flaherty, now in the service, started slowly this fall. The team lost its game with the College All-Stars and then dropped successive exhibitions to the Packers and Bears. It started to build up a head of steam after this, however, and in its league debut last week, looked as impressive as ever, with Sammy Baugh again pitching his strikes and a big, tough line operating smoothly. In Green Bay, meanwhile, Curly Lambeau applied the finishing touches to his own machine which clicked so well against the Detroit Lions last Sunday. The boys came out of the Lion engagement without any injuries and will be at peak strength again this Sunday. In anticipation of more trouble with Washington's line than the team had against either the Bears or Lions, Lambeau emphasized passing this week, with Canadeo, Comp and Brock all getting particular attention in throwing the ball. He saw improvement. The Packers will arrive here early Saturday night and will return to Green Bay immediately after the game. Lambeau announced Friday the acquisition of a new fullback, 215 pound Jim Lankas, who played his college ball at St. Mary's and who started the season with the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Steagles. Lankas will join the squad at once but will not be ready to play Sunday. He was bought in a straight cash transaction.
Green Bay Packers (2-0-1) 35, Detroit Lions (2-2) 14
Sunday October 10th 1943 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Uncorking a powerful display of offensive and defensive football, the Packers subdued the Detroit Lions at City stadium Sunday afternoon, 35 to 14, to take their second NFL victory and remain tied for the Western division top spot. The contest, billed as one which would test the Green Bay eleven's strength to the utmost, was all but turned into a rout as the Packers ran around, through and over the Lions' defense to score two touchdowns in the first quarter and one each in the last three while 21,395 customers looked on. Not once during the 60 minutes of play was the outcome in doubt. The crowd sensed what was coming two minutes and 20 seconds after the starting whistle when Ted Fritsch belted his way over from the four yard line for the first Packer touchdown. Five minutes later they had another on a seven-yard pass from Tony Canadeo to Lou Brock.
There was a momentary Packer lapse in the second quarter and the Lions scored their first touchdown on a 33 yard pass from Charley Fenenbock to Ned Mathews. Before halftime, however, Green Bay had counted another on Canadeo's pass to Andy Uram from the 19 yard line to make the intermission score 21 to 7. Irv Comp drove through the middle from the one and a half for the Packers' fourth touchdown in the third quarter. Not until four minutes before the end of the game were the fireworks renewed. The Canadeo-Uram combination clicked again as Tony tossed a 39-yard touchdown pass to Handy Andy for the last Green Bay six pointer. The Lions, made on occasion to look like a green high school squad rather than "the team of the year" in the pro loop, fought back in the final minute with a 75-yard touchdown play, Frankie Sinkwich to Bill Fisk to midfield and a lateral from Fisk to Harry Hopp, who scored from the Packers' 49.
Don Hutson, who missed scoring a touchdown for the second straight game, kicked five flawless extra points from placement. Augie Lio, Lion tackle, made two points after touchdown for his team. Those are the scoring plays. They tell something about the manner in which the Packers merrily clicked along. They don't tell how Green Bay amassed 445 yards to the Lions' 272, 64 of which came on laterals. Detroit definitely wasn't in the same league with the Packers Sunday. The finally tally indicates pretty well the margin of power the local eleven had over the Motor City team. Every combination Coach Curly Lambeau used in either the forward wall or backfield looked good, testifying to the results of a week of the longest practice sessions the team had all year. The lads were sharp. They knew they would have to be against Coach Charles Dorais' gridders. In fact, they were so sharp they made the Lions look very bad indeed several times.
Individually there was no missing the driving of fullback Ted Fritsch, the cutting in and out through the Lion defenses of Canadeo, Uram, Lou Brock and Joe Laws. And add another palm for rookie Irv Comp, whose passing and running are becoming sharper with each tussle. The Packer forward wall rose up time after time to smack down Lions before they could get their razzle-dazzle started. There was no denying the surges of front men Charley Brock, Baby Ray, Bill Kuusisto, Harry Jacunski and Buckets Goldenberg. The others did all right, too, but these boys carried the brunt of the burden. As for Detroit, the spotlight was taken away from Frankie Sinkwich by his rookie teammate, Charley Fenenbock. Sinkwich was supposed to be the boy who was going to give the Packers a fit with his running and passing antics, but it was Fenenbock who caught the eye of the spectators. A little guy as pros go, Fenenbock only carried the ball three time but he passed for 81 yards.
If excuses be needed for Detroit's showing, let it be said they were rocked back on their heels by the first Packer drive. The Lions battled back, the tussle was interesting from the standpoint of the fans, but there wasn't any defeating Lambeau's team Sunday. It was a hitting climax to the Bays' home schedule, and should provide impetus to the drive for the league bunting. The first Packer explosion came when Tony Canadeo took Hopp's punt on his own 36 and returned it 22 yards to Detroit's 42 yard line. On the first Green Bay play of the game Lou Brock tossed a fingertip pass to Harry Jacunski, who was downed on the four for a 38 yard gain. On the next play, Fritsch pushed through for the touchdown. The clock showed two minutes and 20 seconds had passed. Hutson added his first point. The score was 7 to 0 Packers. After the Lions got their hands on the ball for four more plays, Green Bay was rapping at the door again. Hopp kicked to Lou Brock, who returned to Detroit's 46. The Packers were penalized for holding back to their 39 but that made no difference. Canadeo ran it to the Lions' 44 and then passed to Jacunski for 13 yards and a first down on the 31. Two running plays gave the Packers another first down on their 14. A pass missed fire before Canadeo took it over right guard to the seven. On third down Canadeo tossed to Lou Brock, who ran it over from the three. Hutson's try was good for the extra point. Exactly half the quarter had passed and the Packers were leading 14 to 0. Detroit came back with one of its few drives of the afternoon to finish out the first period. Starting on their own 20 after Fritsch's kick had gone over the end zone, the Lions put together four straight first downs in 17 plays. Sinkwich and Elmer Hackney did most of the work but to no avail. The Packers stiffened when Detroit had a down and two yards to go for their fifth first and Hackney was inches short. The last play of the period was featured by Canadeo's run to his own 41. Green Bay moved down to Detroit's 28 but lost five on a too much time penalty. Fritsch tried to boot a field goal from the 43 but it was short and Cardwell returned it to the six. After Mathews lost a yard, Joe Laws intercepted Sinkwich's pass on the 22 and went over only to have the play called back to the six and penalties totaling 32 1/2 yards for clipping and abusive language pinned on the Packers.
After gaining five yards in three plays Fritsch attempted another field goal from his 42 yards line but it was over the end zone and Detroit took possession on its 20. Fenenbock then came in his own for the first time with aid from Ned Mathews and Jack Matheson. Fenenbock tossed to Mathews on the Packers' 48. As he was about to be downed, Mathews tossed a lateral to Matheson, who traveled to the 33. Then Fenenbock threw a beautiful pass to Mathews, who went over untouched. Lio's kick from placement was perfect to make it 14 to 7. It looked briefly as though the Packers were going to have trouble at all. A few moments later such thoughts were dispelled by the Bays' third touchdown. It took Green Bay just nine plays to score after Canadeo took Lio's kickoff from the goal line to the Packers' 25. Fritsch got up to the 40 in two plays for a first down. Canadeo made it first again on the 50. Two plays with Craig and Uram running took the ball to the 39 and the third first down. Canadeo then tossed to Hutson on the 29, where Don was downed immediately, but it was a first down.
Fritsch and Lou Brock teamed up on two runs to the 19 and the last of five straight firsts. Then Canadeo unwound his slinging arm after he was all but downed by Bill Callihan. Tony tossed to Uram, who ran over unscathed by virtue of Hutson's perfect block of two Lions who were standing in Andy's way. Hutson got his third straight extra point to finish the scoring for the half with Green Bay out in front, 21 to 7. The Packers threatened once more in the last minute of the second quarter but lost out after booming down to Detroit's two yard line. Uram set it up when he intercepted Fenenbock's pass on his own 40 and returned it to the Lions' 42. Canadeo moved it to the 33, and Fritsch, on two plays, picked up a first down on the 30. Then Lou Brock passed 23 yards to Fritsch on the seven. After a Canadeo pass to Hutson was no good, Fritsch went through right guard to the four and the Packers got another two on a Detroit penalty for trying to waste time. There were seven seconds left to halftime. Canadeo tried two passes to Hutson in the Packers' left flat but both were too far and the Lions took over as the half ended.
Green Bay started the second half in much the same manner as the first. Lion kicked off to Falkenstein on the 11 and took it back to the 26. Comp and Laws engineered two first downs to Detroit's 40. Falkenstein and Comp got another to the 30. The trio helped to add another with aid of Comp's pass to Dick Evans on the nine. Laws went around right end to the one and a half, from where Comp too it over. Hutson did the expected to make the count 28 to 7 minutes after the intermission. Neither team threatened seriously for the remainder of the third period, a field goal attempt by Glen Sorenson, Packer guard, falling short from the Detroit 48. Shortly after the final quarter got underway, however, the Packers went from their 48 to the Lions' 12 only to have Detroit push them back to the 20. A pass interception by each team led to Green Bay's final touchdown. First, Art Van Tone of Detroit grabbed Canadeo's pass on the midfield stripe and ran it back to the Packer 45. He made one stab at the line and then tried a pass, which Huston intercepted and took from his own 35 to the 46. Canadeo grabbed seven to Detroit's 47, a play fizzled, and Tony then tossed to Hutson for a first down on the 40. Hutson tried a pass to Dick Evans, but it was too far. The Canadeo-Uram "clique" clicked again on the next play. Uram literally snatched the ball out of Van Tone's hands, whirled and was away on a 39-yard total and a touchdown on the play. Hutson added the point as usual to put the tally up to 35 to 7 for Green Bay. The crowd began to file out of the park. They didn't know what was coming or they would have stayed. Detroit had some spunk left. The Lions were a beaten ball club but they had one good play left and they used it. The kickoff was over the goal line, the Lions taking over on their 20. There was less than a minute left as Sinkwich gained five yards on two plays to the 25. There was some redemption for the Lions in that third play. Sinkwich dropped back and heaved a long pass to Fisk, who took it just off the midfield stripe. Fisk was all but snowed under but he had learned his lesson well. He turned and tossed a lateral to Hopp, who cut a diagonal from the Packer 49 yard line northeast to the goal line to score standing up. Lio dropped back and booted his second perfect placement to make the final 35 to 14.
DETROIT   -   0   7   0   7  -  14
GREEN BAY -  14   7   7   7  -  35
1st - GB - Ted Fritsch, 4-yard run (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Lou Brock, 7-yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - DET - Chuck Fenenbock, 21-yd pass from Ned Mathews (Augie Lio kick) GB 14-7
2nd - GB - Andy Uram, 20-yard pass from Canadeo (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - GB - Irv Comp, 2-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
4th - GB - Uram, 39-yard pass from Canadeo (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 35-7
4th - DET - Harry Hopp, 49-yard lateral from Bill Fisk after a 26-year pass from Frankie Sinkwich (Lio kick) GREEN BAY 35-14
OCT 16 (Milwaukee) - Slingin' Sammy Baugh, who pitched his Washington Redskins to a National league championship last year and who has them on top in the eastern division again this year, comes to Milwaukee Sunday to try his luck against the Green Bay Packers again. Sammy hasn't had much luck against the Packers in recent years and his team hasn't won from them since 1937. Whether he will be successful in this bid depends a lot on the Packers. If they are as sharp as they were last Sunday when they humbled Detroit, 35 to 14, Sammy and his mates are apt to be disappointed again. The games shapes up as a battle between the team that leads the league in passing, Washington, and the circuit's best ground gaining squad, the Packers. It's an unusual role for the Packers to be trailing in air offense and leading on the ground, but lack of a long distance passer has forced the Bays into this position and it has paid dividends. Coach Curly Lambeau expects to have a new back, Jim Lankas, available for action against the Redskins. He obtained Lankas in a trade with Pittsburgh-Philadelphia and has been grooming him all week to alternate with Ted Fritsch, his sophomore fullback who has been having a fine year. Lankas played college football at St. Mary's. A capacity crowd of 25,000 is expected.
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - The tipoff of what to expect for the remainder of the NFL season from the Packers and the Washington Redskins in their respective divisions will come Sunday afternoon at State Fair park in suburban Milwaukee where the two elevens meet in the
feature struggle of this week's footballing. Kickoff time is
2 o'clock, and a sellout crowd of 25,000 is expected. Up
to now, the Packers have shown enough stuff to be 
given considerable attention as one of the two teams in
the Western division who will be battling down the 
stretch for first place honors. Their perennial rivals, the
Chicago Bears, are the other team. In the Eastern half
of the circuit, the Redskins get the nod as defending
champions. Sunday's tussle should show which is
stronger. Off to a belated start by virtue of their 21 to 21
deadlock with the Bears, the Packers gradually picked
up steam against the Detroit Lions and the Chicago
Cardinals, both admittedly somewhat weaker but still
dangerous as are all teams in the league. The Redskins
add up as equal in strength to the Bays, thereby putting
the burden of proving winning caliber directly on their
shoulders. Washington will be seeking its second
straight vicrory, having opened up with a 27-0 display of
scoring power against Brooklyn last Sunday. The Skins
also must prove themselves inasmuch as that was their
first victory in four games. They dropped three exhibition
games in a row to the College All-Stars, the Packers 
and the Bears. But theuy came through when the chips
are down. Whether the Green Bay running and passing
attack can out-score Washington's famed offense led
buy Slinging Sammy Baugh is impossible of prediction.
The contest looks like a toss-up with the team getting
the jump likely to go under the final wire as the victor.
There should be planey of scoring by it is not likely the
winner's final margin will exceed 10 points. The Packers
can win because they have the edge on defense. The
local eleven also showed what it could do offensively 
last Sunday against the Lions. There's no reason to
believe the Bays can't click like that again, collectively
and individually. The Western division is at stake. A loss
now would hurt the club's chances for a title since half
the season is practically gone..MR. BAUGH IS PESKY:
For the fourth straight time the biggest pest for Green 
Bay is expected to be the Redskins' Mr. Baugh, who
has the unhappy knack - for the opponents - of tossing
touchdown passes when they count. With Washington
since 1937, Baugh hasn't slowed down any appreciable
extent nor have the 'Skins expert receivers, Wilbur
Moore or Bob Masterson. Andy Farkas can still do
plenty of running. Green Bay, hampered in drills since
midweek by the cold weather, has been enough men in
the scoring column this season to make it difficult to 
say who the probably point-getters will be. The running
attack likely will be paced by Tony Canadeo, the NFL's
leading ground gainer to date, fullback Ted Fritsch and
Canadeo's understudy at left half, Irv Comp. When the
Packers take to the air - as they have done for seven of
their 12 touchdowns thus far - Canadeo and Comp will
do most of the tossing. The receivers could be anyone
of the ends or backs. Washington's problem is to find
out where the ball is going to find out where the ball is
going to be thrown, to whom, and when. The answer to
that is tough...VETERANS TO START: While Coach
Curly Lambeau indicated today that he will start his all-veteran eleven against the Redskins, he also said he will continue to mix 'em up so far as other combinations are concerned. The starting line, under present plans, include Don Hutson and Harry Jacunski, ends; Baby Ray and Paul Berezney, tackles; Bill Kuusisto and Buckets Goldenberg, guards, and Charley Brock, center. The opening set of backs shapes up as Canadeo at left half, Fritsch at full, Lou Brock at right half and Larry Craig at the blocking back spot. During the afternoon a great deal will also be seen of Andy Uram, Joe Laws, Comp and Tony Falkenstein, all of who did plenty of work against the Lions. The Packers wound up their pregame drills this morning in anything but Indian summer weather. They had plenty of zip to ward off the effects of the tumbling mercury. In a sense, cold weather since Wednesday may help the team because the prediction for Sunday is for continued cool weather. The Packers thus will be used to temperaturs considerably lower than they were in the last three tilts...TEAM LEAVES AT 5:29: The team will leave at 5:29 this afternoon on the Milwaukee road's Chippewa with arrival in Milwaukee scheduled for 8 o'clock. Headquarters will be at the Schroeder hotel, where the Redskins took up temporary lodgings on their arrival Friday. The team will return to Green Bay shortly after the game, arriving here at 10:10 Sunday night. Other league contest Sunday pit the Bears against Phil-Pitt at Chicago. The Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions play at Bufflo, and New York takes the streetcar to meet Brooklyn. Pregame dope gives the Bears, Lions and Giants the edge.
OCT 17 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee has the treat of the day in the NFL Sunday when the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins, both undefeated in league play, go out against each other at State Fair park. The kickoff is scheduled for 2 o'clock. What Milwaukee thinks about it the almost unprecedented demand for tickets has already shown. A capacity crowd of 24,000 is assured and one of 40,000 or 50,000 would have been assembled if good seats had been available. The demand has even exceeded that for the Giant-Packer championship game on this same field five years ago. Only a few $1.10 seats were unsold Saturday night. A bitter, tight battle is almost certain to be waged. The teams are so well matched. Each has a powerful line, the Packers with men like Chet Adams, Paul Berezney, Buckets Goldenberg, Baby Ray, Harry Jacunski and Larry Craig, the Redskins with men like Dick Farman, Steve Slivinski, Wee Willie Wilkin and Lou Rymkus, and each has a powerladen backfield. It is not unlikely that the breaks will decide the game although the Packers, who defeated Washington six weeks ago, 23-21, have been installed seven point favorites. The Redskins, coached by Dutch Bergman this season in the absence of Ray Flaherty, now in the Navy, have hit their stride only in the last two weeks. They lost to the College All-Stars, Packers and Bears in exhibition games, then got underway and knocked off the Cardinals in another exhibition and Brooklyn in a league game last Sunday. The performance against Brooklyn was especially impressive. The team gained 431 yards, piled up 16 first downs, and with Sammy Baugh pitching strikes, completed 14 out of 27 passes. Baugh's arm, of course, was the chief worry of the Packers as they arrived in town Saturday night, although not the only one. Along with Baugh in the backfield, the Redskins have some of the best ball carriers in the league, including Andy Farkas and Wilbur Moore. Bergman, who brought his boys into town Friday afternoon and who worked them out at State Fair park as soon as he arrived and again Saturday morning, refused to concede the Packers a thing. "We're as ready as we can be, not only physically, but in our approach to the game. We may not win, but if we don't the Packers will know they've been in a ball game." Wilkins had a slightly injured arm, but will start. The Packers, who put in one of their heaviest weeks of practice in Green Bay, were no less confident, however, than the Redskins. They realized what a battle they had on their hands, but they, too, were ready for it. They had the utmost confidence that with men like Canadeo, Comp, Frisch, Brock, Uram and Laws, they could crack the toughest line, and they still had the incomparable pass receiver, Don Hutson, for the clutch. Like the Redskins, they will go into the game with a clean record, not only in league play, but for the season as a whole. They defeated Washington and the Steagles in exhibitions, then tied the Bears and knocked off the Cardinals and Lions in league games. They have presented a better balanced attack than any other Packer team in recent years. Sunday's game here will be one of four league contests. In others, the Bears will play host to the underrated Philadelphia Steagles at Wrigley field, the Lions will meet the Cardinals at Buffalo, and the New York Giants will play the Brooklyn Dodgers at Brooklyn. Detroit, the Bears and Giants are the favorites. Brooklyn is crippled, with Dean McAdams, Condit and Clarence Manders all injured.
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions coaches left Green Bay Sunday afternoon with substantially the same opinion of the Packers that the Bear coaches have - "the best-balanced Packers team" they've ever seen. Using words almost identical with those of Hunk
Anderson, co-coach of the Bruins, Gus Dorais declared:
"I've never seen a Packer team with a better running
game." "Our boys looked bad out there today," he
signed, "I think they left most of their football out on the
field last week." That was when the Detroiters lost to 
the Bears, 27-21, in a bitterly-fought game. This was in
no sense an attempt to alibi, however, and Dorais made
that emphatically clear. "It's no disgrace to lose to an
outfit that's hitting like that," he said. His assistant, Joe
Bach, was equally enthusiastic. "They (the Packers)
have runners and blockers, and receivers and passers,"
he said, "and we just didn't measure up." There was no
time to go into detail on the impression the Detroit
coaches received. They left on the 5:10 North Western
train, just 33 minutes after the game ended, and held
still for only a few minutes while the players changed
their clothes at the Hotel Northland. They did say,
however, that the Packers looked better "all around" 
then the Bears did a week ago. "They should take
those Bears," Dorais declared. A quirk of the schedule
gives Detroit two games against the Packers and two
against the Bears in the space of five Sundays. After
meeting the Cards next week, they will be at home to 
the Packers and then at Wrigley field to play the Bears
on successive weekends. "We probably won't finish the
season," Dorais said wryly..BLUSHING BRIDEGROOM:
Tony Canadeo's stellar performance Sunday celebrated
his last day of "single blessedness". He married Ruth
Toonen of Green Bay this morning at St. Patrick's 
church. Before the game his brother, Savvy, a staff
sergeant in the Army at Truax field, Madison, said, "I
sure hope Tony goes today - it will be a nice wedding present.". Savvy got his wish. Brother Tony collected 71 yards in 12 attempts on the ground, and completed half of his 12 passes, three of them for touchdowns. He should be a good bet for the league's leading ground gainer this season. His total for three games is 187 yards in 26 attempts, surpassing both Chuck Fenenbock and Frankie Sinkwich, who were tied for the lead at 117 yards. Sinkwich collected only 26 yards in 13 tries, for a total of 153, while the diminutive Fenenbock made 24 yards. Right up there with them is young-old Joe Laws, whose 37 yards Sunday gives him 139 in 18 attempts...DEFENSE WORKERS: The Lions arrived here late Saturday, and left early Sunday, because alarm clocks this morning called 26 of the 28 squad members to jobs in Detroit defense plants. Practice is held daily at 5 o'clock, after work is over, and it usually breaks up at 6:30. "We hardly have time to get acquainted with the players," Bach said. Frank Sinkwich, for instance, is in the plant protection department at the Ford Motor company...URAM HITS PAY DIRT: There was a lot of spectacular plays in the ball game, but probably the most thrilling was the second quarter touchdown play by the Packers. They were down on the Lion 19-yard line when Canadeo went back to pass. Bill Callihan shot through to trap Tony and had his arms around Tony's legs when he tossed a short pass to Andy Uram on about the 15-yard line. Uram took the ball on the extreme south side of the field and ran laterally all the way across the field, picking his way through most of the Lion team, and crossed the goal line in the northeast corner. He was aided by a magnificent block by Don Hutson, who swept two Lions off their feet. The officials were placing the ball for the extra point attempt before all the Detroiters regained their feet. Uram's other touchdown, the final one for the Packers, also was a honey. It was a perfectly executed pass, again by Canadeo, and Andy took it near the goal line without breaking his stride. The play, in the air and on the ground, netted 40 yards...FALSE ALARM: The spectators over in Section M were pretty excited when two policemen carried a man out of the stands with a number on his back. They decided that a convict had been recaptured. We checked with the police deparrtment when we heard about it, and he proved to be a Michigan deer hunter who had a drop or so too much. The number was his hunting license...HE DID IT AGAIN: Watching Tony Canadeo is no novelty for Coach Gus Dorais. While he was coaching at Detroit, Canadeo scored both touchdowns for Gonzaga when the western school won, 13 to 7. The game was played in 1940 at Spokane, Wash...BLOCKING BEAUTIES: The Packers did a lot of running around the ends, and every time we looked Pete Tinsley and Larry Craig each had accounted for an opponent, none too gently. Baby Ray played his usual outstanding game at tackle, along with Paul Berezney, and it is said that Ray has never left a game because of an injury in 15 years of football. That's a lot of football when you're playing tackle. Bill Kuusisto, at guard, had several good cracks at Frankie Sinkwich when he came through the line, and Kuusisto made the most of his opportunities. Lou Brock completed two of his three passes, one of them the first Packer play of the game that set up a touchdown, and now has a record for three games of five out of six completed. While we're dishing out bouquets, one must go to Ted Fritsch. We don't think one Lion alone stopped him at any time. It always took two, and often three, before the hard driving fullback was downed...GORDON IN PLACE: Lou Gordon, who played pro football for more years than he cares to remember and who was with the Packers as a tackle, was on hand as head linesman. He apparently still likes football, since he got very beautifully tangled in a play when Joe Laws intercepted a Detroit pass. Ex-Packers on hand as spectators included Moose Gardner and Cub Buck, and Wally Niemann and Jab Murray. Walter Halas was presnet in the interests of the Bears, and Mike McNally scouted for the Washington Redskins, who meet the Packers in Milwaukee next Sunday...MIGHTY KICKOFFS: One little-noticed department in which the Bays have improved tremendously is kickoffs. Ted Fritsch, after the two first quarter touchdowns, booted two in a row which landed beyond the end zone...33-YARD PENALTY: Press box observers are still wondering how the officials arrived at a 33-yard penalty for the Packers. In the second period, Joe Laws intercepted a Sinkwich pass on the Detroit 22 and went over with it. The referee ruled that clipping occured on the six, and the ball went out to the Detroit 39. It was later explained that the penalty was 15 yards for clipping and another 15 for use of abusive language, but we still don't know where the other three yards came from. There was also some caustic comment about a six-yard penalty for offside called against the Packers...TOUGH LITTLE GUY: Chuck Fenenbock, 172-pound left halfback who spells Sinkwich, was highly recommended to the Lions by Ned Mathews, who played with him at UCLA. They ought to raise Mathews' salary for that. The little guy first got into the game midway in the second quarter. His first action was a long pass to Mathews, who isn't so big himself, and Mathews lateraled to Jack Matheson for an overall gain of 48 yards. On the next play, Fenenbock passed to Mathews again, this time for a touchdown. The former Uclan gathered a lot of applause for his slippery way of eluding tacklers. He had two years of seasoning with the Los Angeles Bulldogs. Apparently like everyone else from Los Angeles, he has played extra parts in the movies in his spare time, along with Bill Fisk of the Detroit team...FIELD GENERAL IN LINE: The Lions' field generalship is provided by Riley Matheson from the guard position, an infrequent setup in professional football. He went to Detroit from Cleveland in the "grab-bag" when the Rams suspended, and before that he played with the Texas School of Mines. He played 60 minutes a week ago against the Bears...PEN PORTRAITS: The highly publicized Gus Dorais, who breathed new life into the Detroit Lions this year, is a slightly-built, unassuming fellow, with a serious manner and a quiet, philosophical sort of attitude about football. "I'm back in Wisconsin," he said Saturday night, referring to the fact that he played high school football at Chippewa Falls. "The most important football game of my life, as far as I'm concerned," he'll tell you, "was our game against Marinette for the state championship in 1909. We played it on a neutral field, in Milwaukee, and I think we won 17 to 3." Despite his travels in this state, it was his first visit to Green Bayh. He is best known for his spectacular passing to Knute Rockne against Army in 1913, which is credited with establishing the pass as an offensive weapon for the first time, and marking Notre Dame as an outstanding football school. He worked as an assistant to Rockne at Notre Dame, and was working in that capacity when Curly Lambeau was there...GRANDMA CALLED IT: An 80-year old great-grandmother who has folllowed the Packers closely for 13 yards and keeps scrapbooks on them had the right slant on the game. She is Mrs. Ada Wendt, of Milwaukee, who is visiting her son, Ed Wendt, at 1230 Chicago street. A couple of days before the game we coaxed a prediction out of her, and she said the score would be Green Bay 28, Detroit 14, which isn't bad predicting at any age. Mrs. Wendt visited the practice field last Thursday morning. She carried Packer records around in her spectacle case, and became interested in football through her Green Bay son in 1929...BAD PUNS: Detroit has a guard named Rockenbach. Can't you hear a college pep club giving out with "Rock 'em back, Rockenbach!" At one time, there were three Brocks on the field - Charley, Lou, and Fenenb(r)ock. Augie Lio, placekicking tackle, is known inevitably as "Lio the Lion". Don't feel too badly if you can't spell Wojciechowicz correctly on the first try, because the veteran center's name was mispelled in the Lions' publicity book this year...THORPE FIXED HIM: He played six years of professional football before World War I, his career ending with a hard blow in his ribs delivered by the unforgettable Jim Thorpe in a Massillon-Canton game. His college coach game was first established at Gonzaga, and he went from there to the University of Detroit, where he stayed for 18 seasons before entering the pro ranks this year. He liked the NFL. "I can see how, after awhile, it will get to be like a chess game, where you can recall previous strategy and revise it if necessary in a given set of circumstances. Right now, though, I haven't the background of pro experience to call upon." He coached the College All-Stars to a 6 to 0 victory over the Packers in 1937. "I wish I had the two players for this game that I had on Hutson then," he said Saturday. They were Lloyd Cardwell and Johnny Drake, and Cardwell performed in that capacity Sunday along with wingman Ben Hightower...BACK WAS MULE: Joe Bach, Gus' assistant, was one of the "Seven Mules" at Notre Dame when the Four Horsemen were playing football. He finished there in 1925, coached at Syracuse for four years, and then assisted Elmer Layden, now commissioner of the league, until 1933. He succeeded Layden as head coach tehre for a year, and then swtiched to pro football, taking over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1935 and 1936. From there he went to Niagara university, and last year found himself unemployed when the school dropped footbal for the duration. Last season he was civilian coach of the Fort Knox Amoraiders, a team for which Assistant Packer trainer Gus Seaburg was trainer...MANDEL'S PLAN: Fred L. Mandel, Jr., owner of the Lions, described himself as "press agent and owner" of the team - in that order. He is finally beginning to get results after investing a tremendous amount of money - some writers estimate it at a half million dollars - in the Lions. Calling himself "press agent" refers to the fact that Graham P. Smith, the team's general manager, is a Marine captain stationed in California, and he has not been replaced. Mandel has a pet project - he wants the NFL to set up a draft system whereby each team can get an outstanding player from a nearby school, selected in advance. Detroit would get its choice from Michigan, for instance; the Packers from Wisconsin or possibly Minnesota. He cited the opinion that Marshall Goldberg, the Cardinals' injured triple-threat star, would do better and stir more interest at Pittsburgh, and Sid Luckman would be a natural for New York (Luckman is from Columbia). The principal objection was indicated recently by a Cardinal official who said, "The Bears would probably take Northwestern - and leave us Chicago." Mandel disposes of this by declaring, "A fellow like that is looking forward only one year. It would have to be a rotating system and over a period of years should benefit all the clubs." He admits, however, that the draft system certainly shouldn't be changed for the duration of the war...LION-TAMERS: Coach Dorais was seated in a corner of the Northland lobby, taling to this reporter, Saturday night when couples started arriving for the Junior Chamber of Commerce dance. A Detroiter walked up and grinned, "Hey, Gus, you what we're mixed up in? The Lion-Tamers' ball!"
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - It's stimulating the way the younger generation takes to the Green Bay Packers. Sunday some 700 carrier boys were guests of the Press-Gazette to see the Packers run up their impressive 35-14 margin over the Detroit Lions. These boys had their tickets and they knew very well that the game wouldn't start until 2 o'clock in the afternoon, but they began storming the gates before 10:30. That newsboys' Packer party, by the way, took the place of the picnic given the youngsters in former years. Picnics like that are tough propositions in these times, so the Packer game became a happy substitute. From their enthusiasm, the boys probably enjoyed the football game more than the picnics of the past. Also present were the safety patrol boys, guests of the police department and the Packers...Remember Buck Krauss, the Sheboygan slugger who caused the Bluejays so much grief when the Wisconsin State Baseball league was still operating? Buck is a great Packer fan, and Sunday he was sitting near the sidelines when a stray practice punt came his way. Buck didn't hesitate, he scooped up the pigskin and made a dash of some ten yards before giving it back to the players...We've had the Packers here for a good many years, but every time they play you see something new in their action. Sunday it was Don Hutson throwing a pass - a good, long throw, too - near the end of the final quarter. Dick Evans didn't quite catch it, but it was mighty close. It was the first time that Hutson tried one like that in a game at home. "I just wanted to see what the guy on the other end of those babies feels like," he said...Wilner Burke and his Packer Lumberjack band, along with the St. Norbert A.S.T.P. unit, added a fine showing to the program. The bands seems to be improving each time it plays, and the fans really go for it...Fans were disappointed that Frankie Sinkwich didn't show up any too well. Frankie has been getting heaps of publicity, and we all had assumed that he would be hot against the Packers. But Frankie had an off day, and probably the main reason was that bruising he took against the Chicago Bears the week before...Joe Bach, assistant for the Lions, was having an awful time with that telephone in the press box. It worked fine for the Bears two weeks ago, but all Joe could get out of it was a buzz like a hornet's nest. Come to think of it, maybe that's what it really was - it was a hornet's nest so far as the Lions were concerned...It was a great game, and a great crowd. In the two home games this year, the Packers drew close to 45,000 fans. So thanks to you hometown fans - you didn't let the Packers down this year.
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - There was real inspiration in Tony Canadeo's all-around play Sunday, all who saw the Packers wallop the Lions agreed. The reason: Canadeo was married in Green Bay Monday morning to Miss Ruth Toonen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Toonen. The ceremony was held at St. Patrick's church.
OCT 12 (Green Bay) - Bolstered by the confidence which comes from holding a tie for first place in the NFL's Western division, but with full knowledge that their toughest struggles are ahead of them, the Packers began today to prepare for their game against the defending champion Washington Redskins at Milwaukee next Sunday afternoon. Last Sunday's mass uprising against the Detroit Lions left the team of Coach Curly Lambeau without an inferiority complex. On the other hand, the Packers know full well that the Redskins will not taking any back seat because they have a tie for the Eastern division lead to defend. Washington had an easy time with Brooklyn for its first league victory Sunday, 27 to 0. Several points worth mentioning became apparent in the tussle against the Lions. The Packers went into the ball game with one thought in mind - to win over an eleven which had previously given the Chicago Bears a tough struggle and which had won over the Cardinals and Brooklyn. So, the team marshaled its forces, clicked perfectly and made the Lions appear like a much weaker ball club than they really are...STRONG RUNNING ATTACK: The opinion, expressed before the season, that Green Bay's running attack would be stronger this season than in some years previous is no longer subject to doubt. Against Detroit, the Packers sifted through their opponents' defenses for 239 yards and two touchdowns. There was no fooling by any combination of backs Lambeau used. While the ace pass snatcher, Don Hutson, has gone two games without scoring a six-pointer, the passing game of the Green Bay eleven has accounted for three touchdowns in each of the last two league struggles against the Lions and Cardinals. The receivers have been mixed up enough to throw the opponents into confusion, thereby adding another positive angle to the Green Bay offense. Hutson, make no mistake about it, is still a marked man. When not the target for the heaves of either Tony Canadeo or Irv Comp, he acts as a decoy to pull at least two of the defensive team's men with him. This doesn't take anything away from the fine catches which Andy Uram, Joel Mason, Harry Jacunski and Lou Brock made to score in the last two struggles...LINE DOES WELL: While opening huge gaps for the backs, the Packer forward wall put on one of its best defensive exhibitions against the Lions, thereby crystallizing opinion that the line is in for a good year. There were some defensive mistakes against the Lions but they can be ironed out before the Washington battle. The Redskins will be out to make it "all even" since the Packers defeated them in a Baltimore exhibition in early September, 23 to 21. Since that time, Coach Dutch Bergman's eleven has had the opportunity to kick out a few of the wrinkles before starting the push for their second straight division and world championship crowns. They added the first notch against the Dodgers without any trouble whatsoever. The 'Skins will be led again by Slinging Sammy Baugh, who pitched two touchdown passes against Brooklyn and set up the other two which left the Dodgers' defenses flat-footed. As in previous Green Bay-Washington tussles dating back to 1937, when Baugh joined the club, he is expected to the principal thorn next Sunday. In other league contests Sunday, Phil-Pitt meets the Chicago Bears at Chicago, New York is at Brooklyn, and the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit meet in Buffalo. The Bears will be seeking their third league victory against the Steagles, tied with the Redskins for the Eastern division lead.
OCT 12 (Milwaukee Journal) - Curly Lambeau doesn't often make mistakes on football players. His uncanny knack of picking the right ones, whether they happen to have well established college reputations or not, has long been one of the little secrets of his perennial success. He stuck with Arnie Herber when everybody told him Herber would never be able to cut the buck and he turned the De Pere bomber into one of the greatest long passers the game has ever known. He picked up Eddie Kotal when most folks thought Kotal too small for pro ball, and he saw Kotal develop into one of the slipperiest little backs the league has ever had. He took Bobby Monnett after some other clubs had passed him up and he helped turn Monnett into a little powerhouse. And so on. And one day last April he came up with Irv Comp. Comp, who played his high school football under Art Meyer at Bay View high school and his college football at St. Benedict in Kansas under Don Elser and Frosty Peters, has played only three league games so far, but he has shown so much that loyal Green Bay folks already regard him as one of the rookies of the year. It isn't in only one or two things at which he excels, it is in all of them. As a ball carrier, for instance, he ranks eighth in the league, including last Sunday's game, with 114 yards on 26 plays for an average of 4.4 yards a play. Only three players - Canadeo and Laws of the Packers, and Butler of the Steagles - have ripped off longer single gains than his 27 yard dash against the Bears. As a passer, he ranks fifth with 11 completions in 21 attempts for an efficiency average of .524. Only Lou Brock of the Packers, Sammy Baugh of Washington, Chuck Cahill of the Cardinals and Sid Luckman of the Bears have passed better than that. As a scorer, he is tied with four others for fourth place with 12 points on two touchdowns. This much of his ability jumps out at you from the statistics. The rest of it Lambeau explains: "He's one of the best defensive backs in the league today, one of the very best, and a blocker as good as anybody we've got. Those gains Joe Laws is making on spinners? (Laws leads the league in ground gaining at the moment with an average of 7.7 yards a play.) Those gains Laws is making partly explained by Comp's terrifically hard blocking."...SIGNED BEFORE DRAFT: How the Packers got Comp is a story in itself because of a technicality they almost lost him. Comp had attended the University of Wisconsin a semester before he transferred to St. Benedict. His class at Wisconsin had been graduated, and Comp, Lambeau assumed, was a free agent to be signed by the first coach to approach him. So Lambeau signed him last March (before the league draft), turned in his contract to the league office, and rubbed his hands rather happily on the deal. He had a football player, he knew, and he had picked him without the formality of the draft. But Lambeau did not reckon with Steve Owen of the Giants. Owen, who always has beaters going through the sticks looking for unsung football players, shortly learned of the deal, protested at once that Comp's name should be included on the draft list and was sustained. Elmer Layden, president of the league, tore up Comp's contract and included his name on the list submitted to the owners at their meeting in Chicago at April...CURLY WAS WORRIED: The day of the draft in Chicago was a bad one for Lambeau. It was a question of picking such a relatively unknown as Irv Comp as one of his first draftees, if the pick could be made at all because of Owen's prior choice, or of picking some well known stars. Lambeau fussed around during the noon hour trying to make up his mind. He finally made it up on Comp. Lambeau still fussed around while other coaches, with teams which had finished lower than the Packers in the standing, made their choices. All the teams except the Bears had made their selections when the Packer got their chance. And Comp's name was still on the list. Lambeau didn't hesitate. He picked Dick Wildung of Minnesota as his first choice and then threw something of a bombshell into the meeting by taking Comp as his second. And so the Packers signed Comp the second time...HAD JITTERS AT FIRST: Lambeau naturally is high on the Bay View Bazooka. "The kid has everything except complete confidence in himself, but he'll get that. He has an exceptionally fine football sense, speed, strength and all-around ability. And he is willing to work - boy, how he works! All the fellows on the squad are crazy about him. Just plain like him. He was jittery when he joined us, but Hutson started to work with him on the side and pal around with him, and he got over his jitters. He is going to be a dandy." Comp so far has worked in the second backfield, although the second has seen almost as much action as the first. The first has Craig, Canadeo, Fritsch and Brock or Uram; the second has Laws, Falkenstrin, Comp and Uram or Brock. The strength of the "seconds" has helped make the "first". Lambeau has never had to be afraid to spell his starters with the backfield that includes Comp. And the whole team as a result has clicked better...FATHER WAS A STAR: Comp, who is 4-F in the draft because of defective vision, comes from a family of athletic tradition. His father, Irv, Sr., was quarterback and a good one, on the old Ideal club, one of Bay View's best in the old days of good amateur football here. Comp was the star for three years at Bay View high school, gaining a wide local reputation with his so-called "popeye" passes. He is not a particularly long passer, but as his record shows, can hit the bull's-eye with his short ones. He throws a riflelike pass which, coupled with his accuracy, is seldom intercepted. While in high school, Bay View won the city championship with his play. Milwaukee fans will see him for the first time Sunday against the Washington Redskins at State Fair park, and if he performs as he has so far - they'll see something. He's a dandy.
OCT 13 (Green Bay) - The Washington Redskins were preparing today to leave their home bailiwick for the trip to Milwaukee, where they meet the Packers next Sunday, and the Packers were warned by Coach Curly Lambeau that Sammy Baugh and company are going to have just as much at stake in the State Fair park tussle as the home team.Coach Dutch Bergman
and his squad of defending world champions will leave
the nation's capital Thursday and arrive in Milwaukee on
Friday morning, giving them plenty of time to acclimate
themselves to Wisconsin weather before they attempt
to knock the Packers out of a tie for the top spot in the
NFL Western division standings. A victory for the 'Skins
would continue them in a tie with Pitt-Phil for the East
division lead, if the Steagles can get by the Bears in
Chicago. The latter possibility is scored by the critics
even though the combination team walloped the New
York Giants last Sunday to keep a clean slate...BAYS
MUST WIN: But a loss for the Skins would make them
no better than second. The same set of circumstances
surrounds the tussle for the Packers, who need a win
to keep the top spot - or at least a tie with the Bears - 
or they will slide to second place. Thus, Lambeau said
today, both teams have a large reason for wanting to
win Sunday. Turning his attention to the Packers'
preparations, Lambeau said they haven't yet reached
expected efficiency despite last Sunday's showing
against the Detroit Lions. The execution of some plays
was spotty. The defense needs to be improved to take
care of Washington's powerhouse attack which gave
them the tile in 1942 and which makes them tough this
year. Long sessions are on tap up to Saturday, when
the team will leave for Milwaukee. Downfield blocking is
to get plenty of attention in an effort to roll up longer
runs when ball carriers are past the line of scrimmage.
While there are few so-called "perfect" plays on which 
all members of the defense are smacked to the ground,
several times against the Lions gains of eight or ten
yards could have been longer had a defensive player
been taken out...GOING WILL BE TOUGHER: Those
are all points that Lambeau's men are working on now
to give them the added steam they are going to need to
whip the Redskins. Lambeau is not forgetting that his
team has shown the "will to win" in the three league
games to date, but he also appreciates that the going 
will be tougher for the Packers from now on. While the
Packers will be watching the slinging antics of Mr.
Baugh, he does not stand alone as a threat to their
chances for victory. There are 12 veterans on the roster
and 16 new men. Practically all of them saw action 
against the Packer attack in the Baltimore exhibition in
September, when the Packers escaped with a 23-21
victory. Interest in the game has reached dizzying
proportions in Milwaukee. Ticket Director Ralph C. 
Smith put in a hurry-up call to the local office Tuesday
for more tickets. It seems safe to predict that there will
be close to a sellout crowd although all tickets are not
gone yet. They may be picked up at the Legion building
headquarters to Friday night. The game will be the fourth
of the series with Washington although the Packers
played Boston, the Redskins' predecessor in the NFL,
six times. Washington has won one game, the first
between the clubs in 1937, 14 to 6. Since that time, the
Packers came out on top, in 1939, 24 to 14, and in 
1941, 22 to 17.
OCT 13 (Chicago) - Another "small college" player today was on his way to big time stardom in the NFL - Tony Candeo of the Green Bay Packers. Canadeo, who joined the Packers from unheralded Gonzaga university at the start of the 1941 season, focused attention on his bid for grid recognition by jumping into the lead at the pro circuit's top ball carrier, according to the latest official statistics. The 24-year-old, 190-pound halfback has sparked Green Bay into a tie for the Western division lead by rolling up 187 yards on 26 ball carrying attempts. Frankie Sinkwich, the University of Georgia All-American now with the Detroit Lions, is second with 153 yards on 40 tries and his teammate. Chuck Fenenbock, thid with 141 yards in 25 attempts. Canadeo needed a break to emerge from the role of "bench warmer" which he filled during his first two seasons with the Packers. The break came when the brilliant Cecil Isbell decided to retire to accept a coaching job at Purdue. With Isbell an established star and a part of pro football's greatest passing combination, Canadeo saw slight service his "freshman" year in the league, carrying the ball only 43 times, during an 11-game schedule. Last year he was used a bit more, running with the ball 89 times...16TH LAST YEAR: How rapidly the Green Bay performer has climbed since winning a regular berth is attested by his standing among the league ball carriers. In 1941 he ranked 35th among the ground gainers, last year he was 16th and now he's the undisputed leader. Canadeo's great early season running has eclipsed Isbell's accomplishments in that department, but Tony hasn't yet developed into a passer comparable to his predecessor. He's currently ninth in passing with 11 completions in 29 attempts. The Packer star had made his tosses count for 178 yards and four of them have been good for touchdowns. Only league leader Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears has thrown more touchdown passes. He has six. Canadeo is the second member of his family to gain athletic prominence. A brother, Savvy, was a fine lightweight boxer who won an International Golden Gloves championship before he bceame a professional. While Canadeo leads the ground gainers, the other individual pace-setters are Luckman in passing; Eddie Rucinski of the Chicago Cardinals in pass receiving; Dean McAdams of Brooklyn in punting; Fenenbock in punt and kickoff returns, and Harry Hopp of Detroit in scoring. Luckman has completed 27 out of 51 passes for a gain of 550 yards to hold wide superiority over the field. Rucinski has caught nine passes and MacAdams punted for an average of 40.9 yards on 17 kicks. Fenenbock has averaged 9.8 yards on punt returns and 18.8 yards on kickoff returns. Hopp leads in scoring with 36 points and has a comfortable lead as the runner-up, Bill Geyer of the Bears, has been called for duty in the Navy.
OCT 13 (Milwaukee Journal) - Dutch Bergman, who will bring his Washington Redskins here Sunday for a game with the Green Bay Packers at State Fair park, was a captain in the air corps in the last war. He saw action in France in one of those rickety planes you would laugh at today...Irv Comp is the only player of 30 drafted by Curly Lambeau last April who is with the team this fall. He is 4-F. Defective vision...Clark Shaughnessy recently named Don Hutson as one of his all-time all-star ends. He picked Brick Mueller as the other. The rest of Shaughnessy's team included Bronko Nagurski of Minnesota and Wib Henry of W. and J., tackles; Truxton Hare of Penn and Pudge Heffelfinger of Yale, guards; Bob Pitt, center; Dutch Clark, Colorado college, quarter; Red Grange, Illinois, and George Gipp, Notre Dame, halfbacks; Jim Thorpe, Carlisle, fullback.
OCT 13 (Chicago) - Foremost in the NFL's statistical race is the feud between Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins and Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears for the 1943 passing title. With Cecil Isbell back at his old haunts at Purdue as assistant coach, Luckman and Baugh are free to strike for one of the league's most coveted honors. However, at this early stage rookie Ronnie Cahill of the Chicago Cardinals is keeping stride with the two veterans. Although Luckman gave the former Holy Cross player a lesson in passing Sunday when the Bears beat the Cards, 20 to 0, Cahill has 24 completions in 45 attempts for a gain of 278 yards. Luckman, taking third place behind Isbell and Baugh in the aerial division last year, is throwing as never before. He leads the league with 27 completions in 51 attempts, gaining 550 yards and hurling for six touchdowns. Luckman and Baugh head the "old guard" contingent which pushed aside the league's freshmen this week. Tony Canadeo of Green Bay took over as the leading ball carrier with 187 rushing yards, and also leads in total offense with 365. Eddie Rucinski, Cardinal end, was the best pass receiver with nine catches for 150 yards, while the 1942 champion, Don Hutson of Green Bay, has accepted eight for 124. Each has scored once. Dean McAdams of Brooklyn, runnerup to Baugh for last year's punting title, is trying to clinch it this time after averaging 40.9 yards on 17 kicks. Green Bay's Lou Brock has the best average, 41 yards, but has punted only five times.
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - The football dopesters are at it again! Having seen the Packers win two games and tie one in tough NFL competition, a goodly sized group of pregame win-lose pickers is naming Green Bay to take the champion Washington Redskins by anything from one to three touchdowns when the two elevens meet at State Fair park in suburban Milwaukee next sunday afternoon. But it's probably not going to be as easy as mere "say-so" would have it. True, the Packers tied the Bears, blasted the Cardinals and then turned on a real display of power to take the Detroit Lions. But it is also true that Washington, like Green Bay, is knotted for first place in its division of the circuit. Both teams need a victory Sunday to stay in at least a tie for first place no matter what the other clubs do...REDSKINS HAVE POWER: While Coach Curly Lambeau and his team have realized all along the power of the Redskins - despite the latter's three losses in exhibition games including one to the Packers - they had more reason to add to their respect following receipt Wednesday of several communiques about the Washington-Brooklyn game last Sunday. The champions won, 27 to 0. The reports were not merely short notes telling about the antics of professional entertainers between halves, or what the Redskins did in practice the week before. They accurately analyzed the team's offensive and defensive ability, told where the weak points are, and where to the strong. All of which leads to what the reports had to say about what went before and what may be expected next Sunday. Washington is definitely a vastly improved club over what it was when it met defeat in Baltimore by a narrow 23 to 21 margin early in September. The improvement is given as 50 percent. Further, there has been no apparent letdown on the part of the team's passing ace, Sammy Baugh, nor by the half dozen potential receivers. Two of these, Wilbur Moore and Bob Masterson, are most dangerous. Moore grabbed two passes for touchdowns against Brooklyn...CHAMPIONS KEYING UP: The reports from the nation's capital also reveal that the Redskins are keying up for the tussle, possibly to gain revenge for the exhibition defeat and for two successive wallopings in league tilts during the 1939 and 1942 seasons. A team keyed up is a hard team to beat especially when there is sufficient manpower behind that given by being just right psychologically. Coach Arthur J. (Dutch) Bergman is using a slightly different system than that which veteran Redskins became accumstomed to under former Coach Ray Flaherty. But the 12 veterans are catching on and the 16 newcomers on the squad are becoming equally well versed in executing the basic Notre Dame formation Bergman uses. The Redskins' attack includes a variety of spead formations from which either passing or running plays can be popped at the Packers' defenses...CITES OTHER STARS: Taking note that Baugh is quite capable of handling his job of pacing the team, Lambeau today cited Andy Farkas, Ray Hare, Frank Seno and Jack Akins, the Redskins' No. 1 choice in the draft this year, as men quite possible of giving the Packers a busy afternoon. Seno, in his first league tilt, looked especially impressive, Washington reports said. That's the Redskins' side of the story. While Washington had improved, the Packers also have increased their efficiency. They are considerably more advanced than they were at the time of the Baltimore exhibition, won on a last quarter field goal from the trusty toe of Don Hutson. The local team's running game is the only one in the league which has gobbled up over 600 yards. Added to this are the 416 yards gained through the air to give the Packers one of two 1,000-yard totals for the season. The other has been piled up by Detroit's Lions, who have played four games to Green Bay's three...FOUR-HOUR DRILL: This does not mean the Packers are self-satisfied and, like so many of the dopesters, are taking the 'Skins lightly. There are still errors which must be kicked over the fence. The "kicking" process continues despite the absence of sunshine. Lambeau scheduled a four-hour drill on defense today. Wednesday the squad saw motion pictures of the previous Redskin tilt and also those of the Lion game. They then went out to the practice field for an hour's work to the exclusion of everything else, including the downpour. Drills Friday and Saturday will finish their preparations. The Redskins were schedule to leave Washington today with arrival in Milwaukee set for Friday morning. Thus they will be able to get in two practice sessions before Sunday.
OCT 14 (Chicago) - The first record of the new championship campaign in the NFL belongs to the Phil-Pitt Eagles, who fumbled 10 times in their specatcular 28 to 14 triumph over the New York Giants last Saturday night. Perviously the high for fumbles by one team in a game was eight, set by Washington against Pittsburgh in 1937 and later tied by five other teams. New York, apparently too busy going around picking up behind the Eagles to do much about a three touchdown Phil-Pitt rally in the fourth period, recovered five of the fumbles. The Eagles now have fumbled 14 times in two games, both of which they won. Detroit and Green Bay became the first teams to gain more than 1,000 yards, the Packers raising their total for three games to 1,063 while beating the Lions last Sunday. Detroit, with four of its ten championship contests out of the way, has piled up 1,057 yards. Latest team statistics serve again to prove the gridiron axioms that a good passing team will be outstanding in pass defense. Green Bay, Detroit and the Chicago Bears, three of the early leaders in aerial efficiency, lead the league in interceptions. The Packers have stolen 12 enemy passes and the Lions and Bears each 11.
OCT 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - Nothing has been quite as impressive about the Packers this football season as their new found strength rushing the ball. The team, which in the past had such great passers as Red Dunn, Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell, just to mention a few, and which generally advanced by air, this year has roared on the ground. It has scattered Bears, Lions and Cardinals alike and has piled up 648 yards by rushing in three games, an average of 216 a game. It leads the league. "What's come over the Packers?" you hear. "They've got the same men in the backfield, except for Irv Comp and Tony Falkenstein, and the same line except for Chet Adams and a couple of new substitute guards. What's making them so strong rushing all of a sudden?" The addition of new men has helped, of course, but it has been almost incidental. The answer lies not in what the Packers have, but in what they haven't got. They have no passer this year, at least no passer to compare with Isbell or Herber, and they have had to stick to the ground. Sports are full of cases like this. A boxer has a good left, and he uses it to pile up points and win. He neglects his right. A tennis player has a backhand second to none, and he almost forgets his forehand. A golfer had a deadly iron game. He lets his drives take care of themselves. The Packers for years had their deadly passing game, and they won with it. They became pass crazy, and their running game just naturally suffered. Without a topnotch passer this year, however, they have had to run. They had no choice about it. And as their running game has paid off, they have fond new confidence in it, and have improved with every start. The statistics bear out what use they have made of their running. For the first time in a long time, they have piled up more yards on the ground than in the air. They have averaged 216 yards a game rushing, only 139 yards a game passing. "We knew early in the season we wouldn't be the threat in the air we used to
be," Curly Lambeau said the other day, "so we concentrated on our running. There is nothing difference about our attack. We've just worked on it - and used it." Unsung hero in the ground attack is Don Hutson. In other years at this time, in passing yards, he would certainly be up among the scoring leaders. This year he has bagged a solitary touchdown. But what he means to the running game as he goes down the field sucking men out of position, only a coach can appreciate. "What a guy," Lambeau still chortles...All statistics indicate that the Packers and Redskins will have one of their typical knock 'em down and drag 'em out battles when they get together at State Fair park Sunday afternoon. Off what has happened so far, the game looks like a toss-up, although the Packers, in wagering, rule seven and one half point favorites. The Redskins will arrive in Milwaukee Friday afternoon and will work out at State Fair park or some adjacent field Saturday morning...One of the greatest pair of guards in football will be here Sunday with the Redskins - Dick Farman of Washington State and Steve Slivinski of Washington. They are built almost exactly alike, each weighing 216 pounds and each standing six feet. Their styles, though, are different. Slivinski "submarines" a lot. Farman stands up and pushes or pulls to mess up a play. Around them, and Wee Willie Wilkin and Lou Rymkus, the old Notre Dame star, Bergman has put together one of the strongest defensive lines in the league. The collision between it and Green Bay's new running game will be something to see.