Washington Redskins (2-0) 33, Green Bay Packers (2-1-1) 7
Sunday October 17th 1943 (at Milwaukee)
PACKERS HAVE SIX TILTS TO SHOW REAL STUFF' DETROIT COMES FIRST
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - Now that two days have elapsed since the Packers took their trimming from the Washington Redskins, it is time for them to come out of the football doghouse and show in their remaining six games in the NFL that they are not as inept a team as they were against the steamed up defending champions on Sunday. Three times before the Redskin tussle, Green Bay displayed a good offensive and defensive team. There is no reason to believe they can't show, in the future, some of the finesse in the running and passing which gave them victories over the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Cardinals and brought a deadlock with the Chicago Bears, current leaders of the Western division. The top blew off Sunday, thereby putting the burden of coming back directly on the Packers' backs. No excuses need be offered for the last exhibition. Coach Curly Lambeau was quoted several times before the game that Washington would be tough. They proved just so tough that the Packers couldn't make anything work right...PREPARES FOR DETROIT: As the team prepares for its invasion of Detroit next Sunday, there are several points which should be considered to measure what happened against Washington. The first is that the Redskins were keyed up as Lambeau said they would be. They had lost three games, including one to Green Bay. The losses were not to their liking. They were determined to make it up, and did. A very important disadvantage for the home team was its inability to cope with the passing mastery of Sammy Baugh and the equally fine exhibition of receiving which Wilbur Moore, Andy Farkas and Joe Aguirre put on. On Moore's two touchdowns and Aguirre's catch in the end zone in the fourth quarter, the Green Bay mental lapses on pass defense were particularly noticeable. While the Redskins themselves were "high" offensively, the Packers counldn't get their ground game running for a variety of reasons. The most important was that the forwards weren't charging as they were taught. Poor blocking allowed Skins to sift through to nab the ball carrier or rush the passer to death...IT HAPPENED TO LIONS: Packer fans, disgusted with what they saw, should not forget that what happened to their team hit the Lions in almost exactly the same way the Sunday before. Green Bay was on the other side of the wall that time and took the sap out of the Lions with a touchdown the first time they got their hands on the ball. Which brings up the point also that Detroit is not going to be any pushover in next Sunday's ground game? Rocked back on their heels by Moore's 47-yard dash on the second play of the game, Green Bay was noticeably deflated. That bugbear, psychological disadvantage, took hold and there was no indication that it was being shuffled off until the last quarter touchdown drive. Then it was too late but showed that the Redskins are not supermen who can't be scored on. Now sitting in second place in the Western division, the Packers must win their remaining six games for a divisional tie with the Bears - if the latter win all but one of their six games and the single loss is to the Packers in Chicago Nov. 7. The Bears play Washington here Nov. 21 and will take a shellacking if the Redskins are as good as they were Sunday...MUST WIN SIX: It may be a little complicated, but should the Bears lose to the Packers and Washington, they will be in second place. If the Packers win six in a row, they will be "in" for the championship playoff. It simply amounts to this: That Green Bay must play its most efficient, hard-blocking, hard-driving and scoring football to reach the top again. Sunday's showing, being as close in time as it is, seems ultracalamitous but the Packers have lost such games before and had the necessary "stuff" to come back. In the fourth world championship year, 1936, they lost to the Bears here, 30 to 3, and went on to take the Western division title by beating the Bruins in Chicago, 21 to 10. They licked Boston, 21 to 6, in New York for the championship. In 1939, the last championship year, they lost the second game to the Bears, 30 to 27, and also suffered defeat at the hands of Cleveland, 27 to 24. They went on for the divisional crown and pasted the New York Giants in the title tussle, 27 to 0. In both years, those defeats made the outlook black indeed just as it looks today...ALL ARE TOUGH: As for this year, the Packers can't have any more games such as they had Sunday and take a title. Nor should they have visions of a bunting prematurely. In succession from now on in, the Lions, New York, the Bears, Cardinals, Brooklyn and Phil-Pitt are all tough and must be taken in turn. It's the general opinion the Packers can do it unless their play in the first three games was way above their heads and Sunday's show was indicative of their real strength, two possibilities which can be discounted almost entirely. But then it's up to the team to prove itself. They took the first step in that direction this morning with their first drill for the Detroit tussle.
PACKERS TOO CONFIDENT AND TAUGHT A LESSON, SAYS CURLY LAMBEAU
OCT 19 (Milwaukee Journal) - Sunday's licking can conceivably make the Packers. At least Curly Lambeau saw this kind of silver lining in the trimming at Washington's hands. "We reeked with confidence," he said. "We had it coming. We couldn't have beaten a good high school team the way they played. But that's over. Now if we've got the right stuff - and I think we have - we'll still be all right. We'll have our feet on the ground the rest of the way. We'll know we have to win each game as it comes along. And maybe we can get into the playoffs and have another crack at Washington."...It was a properly chastened bunch of Packers who trotted on the practice field Tuesday morning. The quipping of last week was gone. The players, no less than the 24,000 in the stands last Sunday, knew they had come up with one of their most disappointing performances in years, and their attitude was changed. It was a start in the right direction anyway...Coach Lambeau had no criticism at all of the quarterbacking Sunday which included four fourth down passes in midfield, none of which succeeded and all of which gave Washington pretty fair position. "We had to gamble after Washington had taken a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. We couldn't afford to play safe football. We had to try to get back those points and we had to try to keep the ball. Perhaps we did look bad trying those passes, but on two of them the receivers had the ball for what would have been a first down, but dropped it. It was our execution which was bad, not our quarterbacking in the situation in which we happened to find ourselves." Only after one of the interceptions did Washington go ahead for a touchdown...Washington used what was almost an eight man line. The Redskins, aware that they had relatively little to fear from Green Bay in the air, concentrated against Green Bay's running. The two backers-up were almost in the line in the 6-2-3...In Sunday's game with the Lions at Detroit, the Packers will meet a team in pretty much the same fix they are in. The Lions, too, are smarting under a licking - a 35-7 defeat the Packers slapped on them two weeks ago. They obviously took things easy against the Cardinals last Sunday, keeping their eyes on the return meeting with the Packers this week instead. The Lions showed in their early games that they must not be toyed with. When properly steamed up, they practically played the Bears to a standstill, 27-21. They can be exceedingly tough despite the ease with which the Packers won at Green Bay...Sunday's game was the second the Packers have lost at State Fair park. They dropped a league game to the Chicago Cardinals and lost midweek exhibition, under lights, to the Bears...George Marshall, the big wet wash man who owns the Redskins, just could not find it in himself to be completely happy over the victory of the team. "At these prices?" he queried. Marshall could not understand how the Packers could charge only $2.75 top for a game like this. "Why, we get $3.30 from goal line to goal line for all out games in Washington," he said, "and we haven't got half enough tickets to go around. Here was one of the pro treats of the season, and it brings $2.75 top." The game amounted to about $35,000, of which the Redskins, as the visiting team, received 40%. At that, Marshall did little more than break even.
DETROIT LIONS TO GET HARD DRILLS; SIGN BIG TACKLES
OCT 19 (Detroit) - Lloyd Wickett, 23-year old former Oregon State tackle and Alaskan commercial salmon fisherman, signed a contract Monday to play for the Detroit Lions. The 200-pound lineman, who was graduated from Oregon State last June, having played in the line three years, was selected by the Lions in the college draft last winter. His acquisition by the club resulted in the release of Ben Layden, an end from Southwestern university. Wickett, whose home is at Aberdeen, Wash., recently finished the salmon season
in Alaska, where he has an interest in two boats which fished from Cordova into the Aleutians. Coach Gus Dorais said he would drill the Lions hard on their running
game this week in preparation for the tussle with the
powerful Green Bay Packers Sunday at Briggs stadium.
LIONS SIGN FISHERMAN TO CONTRACT
OCT 19 (Detroit) - A commercial salmon fisherman from
Alaska is the newest member of the Detroit Lions. He is
Lloyd Wickett, and lest persons think that the Lions
have become piscatorial specialists, it is well to record
that Wickett was a regular tackle of three years at
Oregon State College before graduation last spring. 
Wickett, whose home is in Aberdeen, Wash., signed a
Lions contract Monday afternoon following a conference
with Coach Gus Dorais and owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr.
The acquisition of Wickett, whom the Lions had picked
in the college draft last winter, resulted in the releasing
of Ben Layden, an end. Layden, former Southwestern
University player, has been used only infrequently in
fiver games to date..NEW CATCH FOR LIONS: Wickett
was contacted by the Lions after he had finished the
salmon season. The 200-pound, twenty-three-year-old
lineman has been fishing for salmon for several years.
He reported that the two boats in which he had an
interest landed 30 tons of salmon, ranging from six 
pound sockeyes to 50 pound kings. The new Lion said
he had done his fishing from Cordova into the Aleutians.
The salmon season ended last week and the Lions'
contact with Wickett followed. Dorais said that he may
alternate Wickett between tackle and end. The main
reason the Lions released Layden was the fine showing
of Lloyd Cardwell Sunday after being shifted to end from
halfback...NURSING BRUISES: The Lions came out of
their 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cardinals with their
share of injuries. Quarterback Bill Callihan has a badly
bruised chest and will practice only lightly before the
game with the Green Bay Packers Sunday in Briggs Stadium. Harry Hopp, whose 67-yard dash after a screen pass from Frank Sinkwich beat the Cardinals, reported with an injured knee. Hopp, leading scorer in the league with 42 points, said he expects to play Sunday. Sonny Liles, a guard, has not fully recovered from his knee injury. The Lions will be drilled hard on their running game this week. They finished with a rushing yardage of negative 39 yards Sunday and, despite the victory, Dorais was far from satisfied.
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - The powerful right arm of Mr. Samuel Baugh of the Washington Redskins, defending champions of the football world, draped a shroud around the Packers at State Fair park Sunday, 33 to 7, in a NFL game which drew 23,058 customers. Completely outsmarting the Green Bay eleven, Baugh and his entire company collected two touchdowns in the first quarter and added one more in the last three periods to bury the Packers under an avalanche, passing and running them into the turf as few reams have ever been able to do. The victory put the Redskins on top of the Eastern division and sank the Packers to second place behind the Chicago Bears in the Western division. There was no question about it - the Packers deserved no better than second Sunday and very possibly lower than that as the Redskins pushed them around at will. Washington was hot and the Packers were cold. Ten plays after the opening kickoff Andy Farkas, Washington fullback and the best runner on the field, hit over from the one-foot line for the first score. From then on it was Baugh who took over with that finesse which has struck terror into many an opposing team's defenses. Midway in the first quarter Baugh passed to Wilbur Moore, the right halfback, for 14 yards and the second touchdown. In the second period he repeated to Moore for eight yards and the rout was definitely on. The fourth Redskin touchdown came on a six-yard pass play from Baugh to Farkas, but still Sam wasn't finished. To add insult to injury, he pitched a beauty to end Joe Aguirre in the last quarter for four yards. Aguirre added the extra points from placement after the second, third and fifth touchdowns to put Washington ahead, 33 to 0, before Green Bay could work up enough steam to score its lone six-pointer on a 17-yard pass from Tony Canadeo to Don Hutson deep in the last quarter to save the Packers from complete humiliation. Hutson added the extra point.
BAUGH COMPLETES 14
Starting his seventh season in the pro circuit, Baugh still rates as one of the greatest "clutch" passers the game has known. Some idea of what he was doing Sunday can be gained form the official statistics. He passed 28 times, completed 14 for 132 yards - and don't forget those four touchdown heaves. He and Farkas sparked the attack which gave the team ample revenge for the 23 to 21 defeat suffered at the hands of the Packers in the September exhibition. Farkas was nothing short of a whirling dervish and pile driver combined when he got his hands on the ball. He lugged it 24 times for 85 yards, a 3.5 average. But to single out these two men as the center of attraction should not make us forget that Moore, Aguirre, Ray Hare and Bob Seymour among the backs and all the linemen were also very much in evidence. The Washington line tore the Packer forward wall to shreds, and made it seem like child's play. From the heights which they reached against the Lions a week ago, the Bays fell to the depths. Their offense resembled nothing if not a rickety old machine, and the defense was as poor. To say the Packers are a better team is besides the point - they were poor, miles poor, Sunday. The ground game which had outgained the aerial attack in previous games stuttered to a mere 59 yards net gain. The passing attack was good for 119 yards, 23 yards less than the Redskins' total. Except for the touchdown drive, the Packers could not get inside the opponents' 30-yard line but once during the entire 60 minutes, and most of the time they were being rocked back on their heels by Washington thrusts. There was a bright spot in the calamity for the Bays. They'll probably not have another day as bad nor will they meet a team as "hot" as the 'Skins were Sunday. For two minutes in the fourth period, Green Bay looked like a ball club and scored its lone touchdown on a drive which carried 55 yards in all. The play of center Charley Brock, who went the entire route, was worthy of commendation. The game was but a half minute old when the Redskins laid their cards on the field. Taking over on their own 20 after the kickoff went over the goal line, Farkas and Moore not only provided the dynamite but detonated the charge themselves. Farkas picked up six to the 26 and then Moore uncorked a dazzling 47-yard dash through the whole Packers team to the Green Bay 27. In three straight tries, Farkas picked up a first down to the 16 and added seven to the nine. Moore tried right tackle to the seven. Farkas took over from there on in, going over from the one-foot line after he had cracked the middle from the five on the previous play. Aguirre's kick hit the crossbar on the goal posts and skidded underneath. In four minutes and 30 seconds the Redskins were out in front, 6 to 0. The Packers tried four plays and didn't get anywhere. Then Farkas, Baugh and Moore went to work. Taking the ball on Green Bay's 46 after Farkas returned Lou Brock's punt to that point from his own 24, Andy got a first down to the 35 on three attempts. He then went through the center for two before Baugh pitched to Moore on the 24. In two more tries, Farkas was up to the 14 for another first down. Farkas lost a half yard and Baugh missed fire on a pass. But he didn't miss on the next one. He rose up and threw a typical basketball "blooper" to Moore standing in the end zone. The ball seemed as though it were going to hit the goal posts but it didn't as Packers Hutson, Canadeo and Lou Brock looked dazedly on. Aguirre's kick was no good, but he had another try and made it after the Packers were ruled offside. The score was 13 to 0.
HARE INTERCEPTS PASS
In their last try of the first period, the Packers looked as though they might be going places. Starting on their own 46 after Brock ran back a punt for 18 yards, the Bays went to Washington's 36 but had their good intentions spoiled when Ray Hare intercepted Canadeo's pass on the 34. The Redskins began a goalward movement again but Charley Brock "made" Seymour fumble and Charley recovered on the Packers' 33. The quarter ended a play later. The Redskins put Green Bay in a hole again shortly after the second period began. Taking over on their own 26, Baugh quick kicked a beautiful punt on first down, the ball sailing 59 yards to the Packers' 15. Three plays and three yards forced the Packers to punt, giving Washington possession on Green Bay's 46. After that it was just a question of "how long" before the 'Skins had their third touchdown. Seymour rode roughshod in three tries to the 32, and a first down. After Seymour lost two  to the 34, Baugh tossed to Moore for eight, missed a second try and hit on the third, again to Moore on the 20. The whole Redskin team have Seymour interference on the next play, which carried to the eight. Moore failed to gain. Then Baugh let go a pass which dropped in Moore's arms as he stood alone two feet inside the end zone. Aguirre did all right on his kick from placement to make the count 20 to 0.
JACUNSKI RECOVERS FUMBLE
For the remainder of the first half, events were confined pretty much to play between the 30 yard lines with the features being Harry Jacunski's recovery of Seymour's fumble on the Washington 42, Baugh's interception of Hutson's pass on his own 21 and the runback to the 37, and Lou Brock's interception of Baugh's pass on the 34 as the halftime gun sounded. The opening of the third quarter looked like a repetition of the first period when the Redskins finally got their hands on the ball. A questionable bit of strategy - a fourth down pass by the Packers with the ball on their own 42 - gave the Redskins their chance. Baugh to Moore on passes and Farkas on runs gave Washington three straight first downs to the Packers' seven yard line. A Baugh pass was knocked down in the end zone by Canadeo. Then Farkas hit the middle for a yard. On third down Baugh passed to Moore, who caught the ball but was ruled outside the end zone, making it no good. Mixing up receivers, Baugh threw a sidearm pass to Farkas, who caught it on the five and ran over. Aguirre's kick was wide to put the tally at 26 to 0.
PACKER THREAT STOPPED
Again the Packers seemed to come to life, sparked by Canadeo's runback of the kickoff from the seven to the Packers' 38. Hutson, on an end-around, picked up a first down on the Redskins' 49 1/2 and another first was added to the 39 on Canadeo's pass to Jacunski. But three passes were incomplete and one run of four yards gave Washington possession on their own 35. Baugh figured in on eight of the 11 next plays, which took the Redskins down to the 23 before Baugh was smeared back to the 36, after he had fumbled a low pass from center. After Uram knocked down another pass, Sammy let one fly in the general direction of the goal line. Charley Brock intercepted it and, when he was tackled, lateraled to Uram on the four, Andy returning to the 20. The third quarter ended nine plays later with the Packers in possession on Washington's 48. An exchange of punts after each team had possession once in the fourth period gave the Redskins another chance. Baugh kicked out of bounds on the Packer 17. On the first play, Canadeo was hurled back to the 9 1/2. Lou Brock passes and Baugh assumed another role when he intercepted the ball on the 22 and ran it back to the eight. The Redskins wasted some time in the huddle and got five yards assessed against them back to the 13, a mere skip for them.
IT'S BAUGH-AGUIRRE NOW
Baugh tossed to Seymour, who was downed on the four. He then dropped back, looked around for a while, and saw Mr. Aguirre standing all by himself in the end zone. With such a setup, Sammy couldn't do anything but throw the ball to Aguirre, who was so very much alone he must have wondered whether he had been given up for lost. He was interested enough, however, to catch Baugh's pass and a moment later to make the extra point, giving the Redskins a 33 to 0 advantage. Salvaging what remained of all these vital blows at their defense, the Packers did creditably immediately after Washington's last touchdown. The kickoff went out of bounds, giving Green Bay possession on their own 45. On the nicest play Green Bay pulled all afternoon, Canadeo clicked on a screen pass to Andy Uram, who caught it on the Washington 45 and ran to the 20. A five yard offside punishment put it back on the 25. Then Canadeo passed to Jacunski on the 17. Canadeo threw a perfect pass to Hutson in the end zone, and Don converted to end the tallying for the day at Washington 33, Green Bay 7. The Packers had one more chance, set up by a pass interception.
TINSLEY INTERCEPTS
Pete Tinsley, Green Bay guard, hooked Satsica's pass on his own 33 and returned it to the 41. Canadeo ripped off a pretty dash to the Washington 36 and three plays later passed to Jacunski on the 23, second time in the battle the Packers got inside Washington's 30 yard line. But Staisca, mad about Tinsley's interception of his pass, gathered in Canadeo's on the 15 to end the Green Bay threat. The Redskins wasted time on four plays, making only four yards. With 15 seconds left the Packers took over. The last play of the game gave the Redskins their last chance to show who was master Sunday. The entire team pushed through at Canadeo took the ball and they smashed Tony back to the 28 for a nine yard loss as the final gun sounded.
WASHINGTON - 13  7  6  7 - 33
GREEN BAY  -  0  0  0  7 -  7
1st - WASH - Andy Farkas, 1-yard run (Joe Aguirre kick failed) WASHINGTON 6-0
1st - WASH - Wilbur Moore, 14-yd pass from Sammy Baugh (Aguirre kick) WASHINGTON 13-0
2nd - WASH - Moore, 8-yard pass from Baugh (Aguirre kick) WASHINGTON 20-0
3rd - WASH - Farkas, 7-yard pass from Baugh (Kick failed) WASHINGTON 26-0
4th - WASH - Aguirre, 8-yard pass from Baugh (Aguirre kick) WASHINGTON 33-0
4th - GB - Don Hutson, 16-yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Hutson kick) WASHINGTON 33-6
the Lions would like to show - before such a huge hometown crowd - that the preceding loss was just one of those things which can happen to any given Sunday. They feel, according to reports from Detroit, that tehy have a team that can give the Packers a closer contest. There's the revenge angle...PACKERS WANT REVENGE: The Packers don't want revenge over the Lions because they're the Lions. They have a far more important reason to give everything they have to attain a victory. This feeling goes back only five days to last Sunday. In case some many have forgotten, Green Bay lost to Washington that day, 33 to 7. The Packers aren't forgetting it and they hope to bounce back against Detroit and do a little fancy teaching themselves. Just wishing, however, isn't going to bring the Bays their third league victory. They'll have to show a great deal more precision and power than they did in Thursday's practice session, which ran well beyond the noon hour. Coach Curly Lambeay was not well impressed by the drill, carried out in anything but ideal weather. Considerable time was give to defensive work with an eye toward making members of the line push just a little harder, lower and faster. In a dummy scrimmage, there were some good examples of ball handling on deceptive plays but on other occasions the timing and execution was spotty. The same was true of the passing department although all the ends got in some good licks with aid from the arms of Tony Canadeo and Irv Comp...DETROIT HAS POWER: Defensively, the Packers will have to put up with such Detroit luggers as Frankie Sinkwich, Harry (Hippity) Hopp, and Charlie Fenenbock. They're all tough and play behind a potent line composed of several veterans and newcomers who have proved worthwhile for Coach Charles E. (Gus) Dorais to have around in his first year as the Lions' head coach. The last practice on the home field was held this morning, but it wasn't the last before the game. The Packers, scheduled to arrive in Detroit shortly before 8 o'clock Saturday morning, will get in a couple hours of warm-up there before putting up at the Statler hotel. The trip to New York will begin Monday and wind up Tuesday at Rye, where the team will stay at the Westchester Country club.
FINES KEEP BEARS IN LINE, GUS LEARNS
OCT 22 (Detroit) - Gus Dorais, coach of the Detroit Lions, does not believe in fining his players except in excptional cases. He has fined no one this fall. When he heard that this was unusual in the NFL, Dorais inquired what types of fines the other teams assessed. Here is the list of fines which the Chicago Bears told Dorais were standard with their team: Drinking - $400. Missing practice - $100. Sitting on ground in practice - $25. Missing train - $100 plus fare. Playing poker or dice - $100.
JACK MATHESON GETS CHANCE WITH LIONS
OCT 22 (Detroit) - Jack Matheson, who is a toolmaker by profession, and a pro football player by choice, is going to be at right end Sunday when the Detroit Lions play the Green Bay Packers at Briggs Stadium. Joe Bach, line coach for the Lions, made this announcement Thursday. Head Coach Gus Dorais had to call upon Bach for a change when Ben Hightower, regular right end, was reported suffering from a recurrence of malaria early Thursday by Dr. Frank Purcell. Hightower was first stricken with malaria while a high school player in Texas. Early this week when Ben was running a fever, it was thought he was suffering from a touch of influenza. More thorough examination revealed that Hightower was ill with malaria. Hightower said that in the past when he was bothered by the same illness, he usually recovered after a short rest. It is not known how long he'll be out this time but he will be in bed Sunday when the Lioons and Packers meet. Matheson, no relation to guard Riley Matheson, is in his first year in the National League. He is a six-foot, two-inch, 212-pounder who played his collegiate football at Western Michigan. He is the heaviest of thee Detroit ends and will team with Bill Fisk at the flank positions. He works as a toolmaker in Mt. Clemens. As a result of the loss of Hightower, the Lions are recalling end Bob Layden. He's the player who was released earlier this week when tackle Lloyd Wickett was signed.
PACKERS FACE CRUCIAL GAME
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - Ade Schwammel, 230 pound tackle with the Green Bay Packers in the years from 1934 through 1936, Friday rejoined the squad here and prepared to leave with it Friday night for the game with the Detroit Lions in Detroit Sunday. "We needed insurance at tackle," Curly Lambeau explained. "We might lost some men within the next few weeks and a fellow like Schwammel would be a pretty handy chap to have around." Schwammel, an all American at Oregon State in 1933, is married and the father of two children. He was working as a salesman on  the west coast. The coach believes Sunday's game is the crux of Green Bay's whole season. "If we can get over it, I think we'll be tough to beat the rest of the way. But I'm scared. That licking by Washington last week stunned us. The club this week still doesn't seem to know what hit it. At times the boys snap out of it, but they lapse back into a coma of bewilderment. I think we're in the same boat this week that Detroit was in last week. We gave the Lions such a trimming that they couldn't get over it in a week, either, and last Sunday they were lucky to beat the Cardinals. Why, they finished 47 yards in the hole rushing against the Cardinals, and they're certainly a better club than that when right. And they'll probably be right again this week." Except for Ted Fritsch, who was badly shaken up in the Washington game, the Packers will have their full strength. Fritsch will play but he will not start. The club will leave here Friday night and arrive in Detroit Saturday morning. After the game with the Lions, it will head east to meet the New York Giants in New York the following Sunday.
PACKERS PLAY LIONS SUNDAY IN ATTEMPT TO KEEP SECOND
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - The Packers get their first chance Sunday to redeem themselves when they meet the strong Detroit Lions at Briggs staadium in Detroit in a NFL contest which means second place in the Western division for Green Bay it it wins and third place if the Lions take the victory. Shortly before leaving late Friday afternoon on the trip to the Motor City, Coach Curly Lambeau expressed the opinion that his ball club, smothered in the last start against Washington, could come back. But he cautioned that the Lions will be tougher than they were in the last meeting. On that occasion, the Packers won, 35 to 14, after getting a head start in the opening minutes. "The team," Lambeau said, "began for the first time Friday morning to shake off the stunned feeling which it had since we met the Redskins. Our execution of plays was sharper and the boys began to show some pep. But I look for a tough tussle. We'll have to be on our toes to get that seven point advantage we've been given by the dopesters." The Packers must win to keep the divisional second spot. If they lose, it means going into a deep third with the Lions taking over second, behind the Chicago Bears, who will have an easy time keeping their record unsullied against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a Chicago contest. Close to 40,000 fans are expected for Sunday's tilt. They all will be pulling for the eLions to take their fourth league victory in six starts and a chance to gain revenge for the previous licking. Whether the Lions can win depends to a great extent on how much Green Bay has regained its confidence since last Sunday's debacle in Milwaukee. During drills this week, Lambeau and Asst. Coach Red Smith did everything possible to get the Packer offensive and defensive games back to their pre-Washington form. Up to Friday, there were few results. Suddenly, about midway through the last home drill, the team seemed to snap out of its lethargy...TIMING, EXECUTION BETTER: Timing and execution of plays - both running and passing - became sharper. The linemen showed some snap in blocking and charging. The passers, Irv Comp and Tony Canadeo, were hitting receivers Don Hutson, Harry Jacunski, Joel Mason and Dick Evans, all ends, and a variety of backfielders on both long and short heaves. If they can do the same thing against Lion opposition, their chances of holding second place are good. Missing from the first combination used in Friday's practice was fullback Ted Fritsch, whose injured ankle is in fair shape but not good enough to cause Lambeau to use him fulltime Sunday. Lambeau said he would use Fritwsch sparingly with reserve fullback Tony Falkenstein getting the starting call. Jim Lankas, obtained from Philadelphia two weeks ago, will probably see Packer action for the first time. There are several Lions who can scorch Green Bay's defense Sunday. The ringleader is Frankie Sinkwich, the former Georgia All-America. Frankie can both bass and run with the best of them in the pro circuit although he is only a rookie. His understudy at left halfback, Charley Fenenbock, is also a dangerous passer...LIONS USE EVERYTHING: Coach Charles E. (Gus) Dorais has schooled the Lions to use every opportunity to advance the ball either on the ground or through the air with a few combination forward-lateral passes thrown in for good measure. While the Lions will be without Ben Hightower, the veteran end with malaria, there are other excellent receivers such as Bill Fisk, end; Ned Mathews, Harry Hopp, and 'Grandpa" Lloyd Cardwell. The tussle will be the 27th in the series. The Packers have a big edge in victories with 20 and have scored 527 points to Detroit's 251. One game was a tie and the other five went to the Lions. The Packers arrived in Detroit shortly before 8 o'clock this morning. In mid-morning they started their last drill before the game. Twenty-eight were out for practice including the veteran tackle, Adolph (Tar) Schwammel, who joined the club in Chicago Friday night after a four hour trip from San Francisco. Schwammel, who played with Green Bay from 1934 to 1936, came to terms with Lambeau Thursday. He may see some action Sunday. With Falkenstein starting at fullback, the other three in the starting backfield will be Canadeo at left half, Lou Brock at right and Larry Craig at the blocking back spot. The line will probably be composed of Jacunski and Hutson, ends; Buford Ray and Dr. Paul Berezney, tackles; Buckets Goldenberg and Bill Kuusisto, guards; and Charley Brock, center. In Detroit's forward wall, Jake Matheson will take over at Hightower's vacant right end spot with Fisk at the other wing. Augie Lio and Al Kaporch, tackles, Riley Matheson and Tony Rubino, guard, Alex Wojciechowicz, center, will probably start. The usual backfield of Sinkwich, left half, Cardwell, right half, Hopp, full, and Bill Callihan, quarter, is ready to go.
IT TAKES THAT ELEPHANT'S MEMORY TO RECALL PACKERS' LAST LOSS IN DETROIT
OCT 23 (Detroit) - If you can remember back when F.D.R. was serving his first term in the White House; when Frank Couzens was mayor orf Detroit and when the late Frank Fitzgerald was governor of Michigan, then you can recall the last time the Detroit Lions defeated theGreen Bay Packers in Detroit. This salient, and awesome, fact was uncoveredas the Lions prepared to play
the Packers in Briggs Stadium Sunday. A check of the records
revealed that the Lions haven't beaten the Packers in a National
League game in Detroit since Nov. 17, 1935. That memorable day
14,000 fans sat in U. of D. Stadium and saw the Lions score a 20-
10 triumph. "Gosh, that's long ago," Owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr., 
who acquired the Lions in 1940, said. "I wonder if we have any of
those 1935 Lions still around."...TEASM IS SCATTERED: Another
hurried check of the records. None of the '35 Lions is still playing.
That Detroit team has a backfield composed of Bill Shepherd, 
Glenn Presnell, Ernie Caddel and Frank Christiansen. Shepherd
scored two of the touchdowns in the 20-10 game. At this point,
Lew Cromwell, generalissimo of the ticket office, spoke up. "You'
fellows are youngsters. I can remember that game well," he said.
Cromwell is the only member of the Lion organization of 1935 still
with the club. How about the Packers? Have they any of the 1935
men around? The records are interesting on this point. On that
November afternoon, Charles (Bucket) Goldenberg was the regular
quarterback for the Packers. Joe Laws was the regular right back
and Don Hutson was an alternate end...THINGS HAVE CHANGED:
Goldenberg, now in his eleventh season with Green Bay, is a 
regular guard. Laws, in his tenth year, is still a formidable halfback,
while Hutson, in his ninth year, is the ace end of the league. These
facts, plus that 35-14 trouncing the Packers handed the Lions two
weeks ago, help explain why the Packers will be heavy favorites
Sunday. Even the boys who make it a business to separate the
teams on points are spotting Detroit 10 1/2. Through the years
Green Bay has a big edge over Detroit. The Packers have won 14
of 18 games with the Lions. They have won the last six, not having
bowed to Detroit since 1940 when Potsy Clark took a team to 
Green Bay and scored a 23-14 upset. At this juncture, Mandel
philosophically said, "If nothing else, the law of averages should be
in our favor Sunday." The 40,000 fans who are expected to see the
game should remember that.
LIONS FIND PACKERS ARE ALSO GENTLEMEN
OCT 23 (Detroit) - As professional football players go, the Green
Bay Packers are big, rough and tough - and gentlemen. This may
sound incongruous but the Detroit Lions will concur on all four
points. They should know. Two weeks ago the Lions were exposed
to the gridiron gladiators from Wisconsin for 60 agonizing minutes.
The result of these sixty minutes was a 35-14 plastering for the 
Lions. But the Packers still were gentlemen - before and after the
game. Take the Lions' trip to Green Bay. No sooner has the Lions
arrived in town than the Packers had a welcoming committee,
headed by Assistant Coach Red Smith, on hand to make the boys
comfortable. Nothing was too good for the Lions in the way of
hospitality. The Packers arranged for a police escort for the Lions to the stadium. They arranged for fast transportation from the stadium to the railroad station after the contest because the train left shortly after the game. When some of the sportswriters were without transportation to the station and in a hurry, Smith drafted halfback Andy Uram and his auto as a special taxi to take them to the station...Of course, so far as the actual contest was concerned, the Packers were poor hosts. They blasted the Lions for five touchdowns and presented a defense which - for any Detroiter - was a thing of pain and aggravation. Except for the Lions and members of the working press, the only Detroiters present in Green Bay that afternoon was George Jaglowicz and Frank Down. Jaglowicz is an old U. of D. lineman and his comment on the Packers was highly interesting. "I never saw such big
tackles move any faster in my life," said Genial George
after seeing the 250-pound Buford (Baby) Ray, 240-
pound Chet Adams, 298-pound Milburn Croft and 220-
pound Paul Berezney in action. "Those fellows looked
like a bunch of sprinters when they went across the line
of scrimmage. I'm glad I didn't have to bang up against
such fellows in my college day." Sunday the Packers
are coming to Briggs Stadium. The Lions still have
difficulty believing that the Packers who seemingly 
could do nothing wrong against them suffered a 33-7
defeat by the Washington Redskins. One Lion sadly
commented, "I guess since the Packers lost that game
they'll want o take it out on us. It looks like we'll have to
be pretty mad ourselves to avenge our trip to Green
Bay." The most noteworthy thing about the Packers is
their experience. They have only one rookie on the team,
Irving Comp. And Mr. Comp acts like no rookie. He is a
halfback who knows in which direction the goal line is
although he gained little recognition while playing at St.
Benedict College...A crowd of 40,000 is expected for
the game Sunday. The fans will come out hoping to see
the Lions turn in an upset. But they'll also be on hand to 
see the finest pass catching end in the history of the
NFL, a skinny, sticky-handed guy named Don Hutson.
It is well to report that Mr. Hutson is in his ninth season
in the pro ranks and not so fast as he once was. But
every pro team accords him special escort when he's on
the field and the Packer have taken advantage of this.
They employ him considerably as a decoy to shake
some other good pass catcher loose. It is a strategy
which has worked remarkably well in most games. Gus
Dorais, after watching Hutson against the Lions, said,
"Well, he didn't score any touchdowns. But, shucks,
while the boys were looking out for Hutson the other
Packers scored five other touchdowns."
LIONS' TITLE QUERY GETS REPLY TODAY
OCT 24 (Detroit) - Carrying the scars of two defeats, the
Detroit Lions will be back on their home gridiron Sunday
and hope to find some truth in the axiom, "It's always
easier the second time." The Lions will meet the Green
Bay Packers before a crowd expected to reach 40,000
at Briggs Stadium, and they are convinced they can at
least do no worse than they did against the Packers in
Green Bay two weeks ago. At that time, the Packers
walloped Detroit, 35 to 14. Green Bay will bring a team
which will have a distinct advantage, both in experience
and size. The Packers' 218-pound line will outweigh the
Lions' forward wall 11 pounds to the man. Green Bay 
has considerable edge in experience. Only one of the
Packers, Irv Comp, is new to the pro ranks, an unusual
situation in these times of manpower problems. The
Packers, consequently, are rated big favorites. The
commercial calculators of gridiron scraps are spotting
the Lions 10 1/2 points. These calculators are usually
pretty accurate in their gauging. For Detroit this will be
no ordinary game. On its outcome rests the Lions' last
slender hope for a championship. Beaten in two of five
games to date, a third defeat would wipe out all Detroit
hopes of landing in the playoffs against the Eastern
division winner. There will be only one change in the Detroit lineup. Jack Matheson will replace the malaria-stricken Ben Hightower at right end. Coach Gus Dorais intends to open with a backfield composed of Bill Callihan, Charley Fenenbock, Ned Mathews and Harry Hopp. Frankie Sinkwich will be held in reserve to alternate with Fenenbock at left halfback. The Packers, of course, will have Tony Canadeo, their versatile halfback, and Don Hutson as the big guns. Canadeo rifled three touchdown passes in the first game against the Lions, and Hutson, besides being an ace placekicker, is undoubtedly the finest pass receiver in football. Incidentally, Hutson and Detroit's Augie Lion are tied in the manufacturing of extra points with 13 each. In other game Sunday the Chicago Bears should have no trouble beating Brooklyn in Chicago; Washington can take the Chicago Cardinals in stride in Washington, and Philadelphia-Pittsburgh should be favored over New York in New York.
BEARS AND REDSKINS EACH HAVE SOFT TOUCH
OCT 24 (Chicago) - On this sixth weekend of the NFL season it is the same old tale. The field trails the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Bears in their respective divisions, and there is little reason to think this order will be changed after  Sunday's games. The Bears, unbeaten, but tied once in the western division, will play the last place Brooklyn Dodgers of the eastern division, and the undefeated Redskins, tops in the east, will meet the west's cellar dwelling Chicago Cardinals, who, like Brooklyn, have not won a game. In the other games, the Phil-Pitt Eagles will go to New York and Green Bay will face the Lions at Detroit. Of the underdogs in the day's two big games, Brooklyn's plight is a little worse than the Cardinals'. The Dodgers have not scored a point in four league games and have been held to a net minus 11 yards rushing. The Bears, No. 2 to Washington in total offense this season, expect to have a track meet in their Wrigley field party. Both the Bears and Redskins are on top this year - as they were last season - because of exceptional passers, Sid Luckman of Chicago and Sammy Baugh of Washington, and because of powerful ground attacks. Harry Clark, Bill Osmanski and Gary Famiglietti of the Bears and Andy Farkas and Wilbur Moore of the Redskins are among the league's top individual ground gainers. New York, with a one and one rating for the campaign, has been stressing offense and new plays off Coach Steve Owen's variation of the T formation, with plenty of passing by rookies Emery Nix and Bill Pascal and the veteran Tuffy Leemans.
PACKERS AND LIONS PLAY RETURN GAME
OCT 24 (Detroit) - A couple of football teams, both bent on getting back on track in the National Professional league after having been derailed, will get together at Briggs stadium Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 40,000 fans. The one is Green Bay, the other Detroit. The Packers sailed along serenely in a tie for first place in the western division of the league until they bumped into the Washington Redskins in Milwaukee last week. What happened there was almost a civic catastrophe. They were walloped, 35-7. The Lions, although beaten in a close game by the Chicago Bears three weeks ago, still retained some championship hopes until they ran into the Packers at Green Bay two weeks ago. What happened there, to Detroit fans, was a civic catastrophe, too. The Packers won, 35-14. The prospect of two enraged clubs getting together had Detroit fans in a dither Saturday night. Fans here have not yet given up on their hopes of bagging the division championship, although for the moment everything depended upon Sunday's game. Another licking Sunday, and the Lions can count themselves out of the race. Curly Lambeau, who brought his Packers into town Saturday morning and worked them out briefly Saturday afternoon, was in anything except a cheerful mood. "We were stunned so badly by the Redskins last week," he said, "that we just can't seem to snap out of it. The boys are eager enough to make up for the licking, but they're still so sore about it they can't get their feet completely on the ground. I'm scared stiff of Sunday's game." The Lions understood just how Lambeau and the Packers felt. They were not themselves, either, the week after the Packers got through with them, and last Sunday had a bitter uphill fight to beat the hapless Cardinals. They finished 47 yards in the hole rushing and won the game on a screen pass that went for 60 yards. It will be a different Lions eleven which will take the field Sunday from the one that bowed to Green Bay two weeks ago. Gus Dorais has had his eye on the return meeting ever since the first game and has his club steamed up just as it was for the invasion of the Bears. The Packers ruled 7 to 5 favorites, but the Lions scoffed at the odds.
NEWS AND NOTES 
'WE WERE GLAD TO WIN', SAYS BERGMAN OF REDSKINS
OCT 18 (Milwaukee) - Let there be no doubt that the Packers took a beating Sunday. Keyed to fury by what they regarded as an undeserved defeat earlier in the season, the Washington Redskins assumed control of the ball game early in the day and poured it on. Dutch Bergman, a football-wise veteran who is filling for Lt. Ray Flaherty of the Navy as head coach, had a grin a mile wide after the game. "We were glad to win." he declared, "we really wanted to take this one. We thought that we should have won that exhibition game at Baltimore, but we got that back today." Bergman had reason to be grinning, because his team was red hot all afternoon. When Sammy Baugh wasn't flipping deadly passes, Wilbur Moore or Andy Farkas or Bob Seymour was ripping through the Packer line. And when the Packers got the ball, a Washington line that was a magnificent unit reared up and smacked them down...PACKERS STILL GOOD: "The Packers are a better ball club than they looked today," Dutch declared, "but we were set for them." He singled out Charley Brock and Harry Jacunski for their defensive efforts on behalf of the Packers, but he didn't single out any Redskins. The only specific thing he did mention about his team was Baugh's signal calling. Just as jubilant as Bergman was Turk Edwards, a mammoth tackle who coaches the Redskin forward wall. "Sure, we have a good line," he said. "In Steve Slivinski and Dick Farman we have the best pair of guards in the league. And when it comes to tackles, who can do better than a guy like Wilkin?" The happiest man in Milwaukee, of course, was George Preston Marshall, the Redskin owner, who waxes very vocal about his football team. Sunday was no exception. He was happily recalling the brightest spots by telephone when we arrived at Bergman's hotel room, and he had a lot of bright spots to recount, because the conversation went on for a full 20 minutes while kept an anxious eye on the clock, and wondered what time the train left for Green Bay. It was Marshall who roared the loudest and longest when the Bays overtook the Skins, 23 to 21, in Baltimore on Sept. 5, and he describes his team as "something to shout about" at every opportunity. Don't sell the Packers short, however, on the basis of Sunday's performance. They'll win a lot of ball games yet this fall and the first fellow to admit that is Bergman. "I think the Packers are sharper this year than they have been for years." he said, "and I, for one, am glad this game is out of the way. I think they miss Isbell in there, but the running game is terrific and the passing is certainly enough of a threat to keep any coach worried."...CAUSTIC COMMENT: They keynote for the day was sounded by a disgruntled fan, possibly a Republican, who sat in the north stands. About the time of the Redskins' fourth touchdown, he moaned: "You can't beat them politicians."...CROWD IS INTERESTED: The crowd remained enthusiastic, and in spite of the one-sided score, they stayed to the end, displaying a lot of faith in the Packers' ability to score eventually. Nearly all the seats were sold, with only the extreme ends of the grandstand, from where it is impossible to see the playing field, empty, and the press box was similarly jammed. Official attendance was 23,058. Even late in the third quarter, with the Washington team 26 points ahead, the spectators had a big hand for the Green Bay representatives when they made a first down, or seemed headed for a touchdown...HAD THEIR MOMENTS: The Packers had their moments, but the moments weren't usually long enough. One of the principal bright spots was Tony Canadeo's runback of the kickoff opening the second half. He reached midfield with some determined running and very nearly got away for the remaining distance. A lot of us through that the play was signal for the Packers to start catching up, but they stalled on the first series of downs and lost the ball immediately. Baby Ray, Buckets Goldenberg and Pete Tinsley each broke through a couple of times to spill opponents for losses, but the line was generally outplayed as the statistics so well emphasize...HUTSON IN LEAD: Don Hutson scored his second touchdown of the year and his 13th extra point for a total of 25, giving him the lead over Packer scorers. Wilbur Moore of Washington, who scored three touchdowns in the opening game against Brooklyn a week ago, added two more to that total Sunday and is well up the list in the league leaders. If he keeps catching those Baugh aerials like he did yesterday, he'll get a lot of points this season. Character of the opposition is seen in the fact that Tony Canadeo, who gained 187 yards in three games up to Sunday, was credited with only 14 yards in 11 tries against Washington. He did somewhat better than that, actually, but the figure is net and a couple of plays on which he was caught attempting to pass are subtracted from the total. The leading ground gainer was Andy Farkas, who made 85 yards in 24 attempts, while Wilbur Moore made 49 in three tries for the best average. Bob Seymour at Washington had 24 yards in 11 plays..."X" CALLS IT: The sportswriting star of the day was Vincent X. Flaherty of the Washington Times-Herald, who wrote a guest column for Stoney McGlynn of the Sentinel Sunday and remarked, in the course of his discussion, that the Redskins should win about 35 to 7. A couple of extra points missed provided the only difference...AN AVERAGE DAY: Unlike anyone else in the league, Baugh doesn't fade back to pitch the ball. He takes the ball from center about five yards back of the line of scrimmage, straightens up to find a receiver, and fires away. His passing is deadly, and the compete ones looked so good it came as a surprise that he completed only 13 out of 27. Seven of those, however, were caught by Moore, who gets awfully tough for tacklers as soon as he gets the ball. The Redskin coaches disclaimed the belief that Baugh was any hotter than usual Sunday. "His lifetime average must be around 50 percent in the league," Edwards pointed out, "and that was about his average Sunday. He always passes like that."...CLOSE AND GOOD: One neat pitch by Baugh provided the Skins' second touchdown. Moore was in the end zone and when the pass was heaved practically everyone thought it would hit the goal post. It did just barely miss and the post held Don Huson away from the ball. Moore caught it falling down but held on to it for the score...47 FOR MOORE: Probably the most spectacular play of the game was Moore's 47-yard run on the second play of the game. After some nifty deception by Farkas, who handed him the ball, Moore started around left end all alone and seemed trapped for a loss. He wriggled free, however, and at least two other times he seemed certainly downed before the Packers finally stopped him on their 27-yard line. Farkas took up where he left off and scored after a series of power plays. There were no passes in the entire march...STILL A STEALER: Charley Brock worked his ball-stealing act in the second quarter with Ray Hare as the victim. They were going in opposite directions, collided, and the ball changed hands and direction without touching the ground. It happened so smoothly the crowd didn't realize what had happened until it came to them that the fellow with the ball, tugging to get free of a tackler, was a Packers. The look on Hare's face was worth the price of admission...ONCE TOO OFTEN: Sammy Baugh got off a quick kick, one of the neatest plays in the game when it works, that set the Packers back 58 yards in the second quarter. The second time, Joe Laws outguessed him on it, raced back as the signals were called, and caught the ball in the air, making it 14 yards on the return...WEEK IS TOO LONG: "When you take a licking in baseball you get some better pitching and hitting the next day and get some revenge," Red Smith complains, "but in football you have to sit at home all week and take it out on somebody else the next Sunday."...DOCTOR BEREZNEY: Paul Berezney remained in Milwaukee to get his M.D. degree today at Marquette university. He will intern at St. Mary's hospital here until the first of the year, then go to Fresno, Calif. County General hospital for an internship. About Oct. 1 next year, he will become a doctor and probably will go right into the Army Medical corps, since he already holds a reserve commission but is on inactive status until he finishes his internship...NO, IT WASN'T: The Packers trooped into the Hotel Schroeder Saturday night from the Milwaukee road Chippewa. An awed young lady in the lobby remarked: "This must be the Notre Dame team."...WAS WE ROBBED?: A great deal of argument centered around the run that ended play in the first half. Lou Brock intercepted a Baugh pass and started up the sidelines. Pretty well trapped there by opponents, and realizing that the clock stops when the ball goes out of bounds, Brock stepped out. It was after he did that that Field Judge John Schommer fired the gun, and the Packers claimed there should have been another play...GOOD FOR GOODY: A lot of people lost their hats in the strong wind at State Fair park, but the most spectacular play in that department was made by Harold (Goody) Goodchild of Green Bay, who lost his on the racetrack, before the grandstand. He chased it down the track and finally caught it as most of the 23,000 spectators cheered...LATE ARRIVALS: After the ticket office closed at 2 o'clock at State Fair park, two parties of local fans arrived, one from Iron River, Mich., and the other from Ludington. They were provided accommodations, however - so close to the field of play that one play almost ran right over the Ludington representatives...LAYDEN ATTENDS: League Commissioner Elmer Layden, and a party from Chicago, passed up the Bear-Phil-Pitt game in Chicago for the Milwaukee engagement...FARTHEST DISTANCE: The "farthest distance" prize went to Raymond Johnson, sports editor of a paper in Nashville, Tenn. He covered the Packer-Cardinal game in Chicago and liked it so well he came back to Milwaukee for this one. Johnson is a friend of Baby Ray, the giant Vanderbilt tackle...SCRIBES WORK HARD: A couple of Chicago writers had a full weekend of football, covering the Minnesota-Great Lakes game in Minneapolis Saturday and catching the Packer game in Milwaukee on their way home. They were Lyle Smith, of the Daily News, and Milt Woodard from the Sun...HARDER'S FATHER: A guest on the Packer bench was Pat Harder's father, one of the Packers' best downstate fans. The former Wisconsin star is in the Marines at Parris Island. Also on the bench was Russ Letlow, now stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training station.
WHEN THEY FALL, THEY FALL - BUT HARD
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - Well. it was a debacle. An amazing, mystifying shocking debacle. You fans who sat at home and listened to your radios know just as much about that massacre of the Packers as the stunned thousands who bucked the near-gale in State Fair park in West Allis Sunday afternoon. And that adds up to nothing. Oh, sure, it was mental attitude, but why? The players themselves don't seem to have the answer, although plenty of them were bitterly frank afterwards in stating that they just couldn't get going. And it wasn't an alibi either - they felt mighty sad about the whole affair. Only two times in Green Bay Packer history have there been worse trimmings than that 33 to 7 trouncing by the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon, and both were inflicted by the Chicago Bears. One was in 1940, when the Halas invincibles ran up a 41 to 10 victory for a margin of 31 points. The other was in 1938, when the Bears came out ahead by 30 to 3, a difference of 27 points. Don't count the Packers out of the NFL race - not yet. Those lads have a lot of football in them, as you saw so plainly a week ago when they laid out Frankie Sinkwich and the Detroit Lions. In fact, that licking from the Redskins may well turn out to be a fortunate happening. I spent the whole trip home to Green Bay in a Milwaukee road smoker, laboring over the statistics. The compiled results you will find elsewhere on this page, but there are a few other figures that you may find interesting. For instance, during the first half, the Packers made only 13 yards net by rushing, against 131 for the Redskins. In the second half the Packers made 46 yards on the ground and the Redskins seven. You understand, of course, that when a player is smeared for a loss the yardage is deducted from his total. Here's another: Don Hutson's one attempt to pass resulted in an interception by Sammy Baugh, who returned the ball 16 yards. Later in the game Charley Brock snagged one of Baugh's passes, and Brock lateraled to Uram for 16 yards. Chief of the scalpers was, of course, Mr. Samuel Baugh. Sammy attempted 28 of the Redskins' 30 passes, made 14 out of the 15 completed by his team, and was responsible for 132 of the 142 yards through the air by the Washington team. Four of his tosses were good for touchdowns. Couple of surprised chaps in the press box remarked between halves: "They should take the horns away from those guys and given them a football." Meaning the Packer Lumberjack band - again up with a snappy performance under director Wilner Burke. No, we can't figure it out, although one fellow, talking things over on the way home, laid it to "too much favorable publicity during the past week."...Youse Bums.
DETROIT'S LIONS, TROUNCED IN FIRST GAME, WILL BE TOUGHER FOR PACKERS NEXT SUNDAY
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions, whose ground and aerial attack was snuffed out by a lethal Packer team at City stadium Oct. 10, cannot be expected to
drop by the wayside in a similar manner Sunday, when
the two teams meet in a NFL game at Briggs stadium
in Detroit. The Lions will be bolstered mentally by the
Green Bay defeat at the hands of Washington and a 
chance for revenge for the previous 35-14 defeat. They
can be expected to throw everything they have into a
big push for their fourth victory. While the manpower
Coach Charles E. (Dorais) has at his command wasn't
exhibited to the full extent in the previous game, there
is no question that the Lions should be more efficient
this time with the added advantages of the home field
and home crowd spurring them on...BAYS CONTINUE
DRILLS: Meanwhile, the Packers are undergoing as
strenuous a preparation as they have had for any game
this season. Today's drill was one of those "rough"
affairs, scheduled to give the team a start toward a
resemblance of their previous power in blocking and
charging. Other long sessions are scheduled for this
Thursday and Friday, when the team leaves for Detroit.
The Lions have enough potential power to throw against
Green Bay to cause a major revolution. Frank Sinkwich,
the former Georgia All-America halfback, was throttled
pretty well in Green Bay but still managed to pick up an
average of 2.8 yards every time he carried the ball. He
also passed for 56 yards. But Sinkwich doesn't play
alone for the Lions. Charley Fenenbock, the rookie who
spares Frankie at left halfback, had even a better day
when Detroit appeared here. He passed 33 yards to 
Ned Mathews for one touchdown and added two other
completions for a total of 81 yards...OTHERS ARE
TOUGH: There are such other ball carriers as Harry
(Hippity) Hopp, who tallied Detroit's lone touchdown 
against the Cardinals last Sunday, the veteran Lloyd
Cardwell, now in his seventh year, Bill Callihan and Art
Van Tone. Ahead of these boys is a line paced by Bill
Fisk, Riley Matheson, Alex Wojciechowicz and Augie
Lio. Under the Dorais system of football which has had
numerous tests against all types of competition for
approximately three decades, anything can happen and
does. One prime example from the previous tilt against
the Bays illustrated this. The second Lion touchdown
came on a forward combination forward pass from the
Lions' 25 to midfield and a lateral from that point with
Hopp carrying it over. Unless Green Bay shows a finer
pass defense than it had against Washington, the Lions
can be expected to use every forward-lateral and 
forward combination they had in the books to run up a
sizeable total on the scoreboard. Their ground game
should show results in yardage unless Packers drills on
defense get results...SHOULD GET GOING: Coach
Curly Lambeau, bitterly disappointed as he was to see
his team fall down on the offense he has nurtured 
through 25 years of play with good results, has some
reason to feel that the offense can get moving again
after its temporary lapse against the Skins. According
to unofficial statistics, the Packer offense has gained
more yardage on the ground than any other team in the
league, piling up a total of 708 to 571 by the mighty
Bears. In passing, the Green Bay team is third with 531
yards but holds second place in total yardage gained 
by all methods. Detroit has only 38 yards less total 
gain than the Packers.
LIONS ARE CHAMPS IN DRAWING OUT CROWDS
OCT 20 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions are not within
shouting distance of the NFL championship, but they
rank with the best as gate attractions. The Lions may
draw 40,000 to Briggs stadium Sunday for their return
game with the Green Bay Packers. This would approach
the record 43,878 crowd that saw Detroit lose to the
Chicago Bears three weeks ago. The Lions have played
to 91,072 customers in three games at home (last year
they drew 77,000 in seven games) and including the two
road games they have a 125,537 attendance total.
CLAMOR FOR TICKETS POINTS TO CROWD OF
40,000 AT GREEN BAY TILT
OCT 20 (Detroit) - Detroit's Lions figuratively may be
hanging on the ropes in their bid for the National League
football title, but if spectator support means anything, the should do pretty well Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in Briggs Stadium. Lew Cromwell, Lions' ticket manager, reported Tuesday that he expects 40,000 at the game with any break in the weather. "If we have a day like today," Cromwell said, pointing to Tuesday's blue sky, "we should pass 40,000." The Lions' record paid home attendance was the crowd of 43,878 at the Detroit-Chicago Bear game three weeks ago. To three home contests this fall, the Lions have attracted 91,072 cash customers. Last year they barely hit 77,000 for their entire home season...GRIDIRON MAGNET: Actually, the Lions have played before 127,537 fans in five league games this fall. The crowds at the Packer game in Green Bay and the Chicago Cardinals contest in Buffalo totaled 36,465. Owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr., obviously pleased with the way Detroiters ares supporting his team, said that this would be the first year the Lions will not be a losing proposition, financially speaking, since he purchased the franchise. Mandel has sunk well over $400,000 in the Lions since he acquired the team back in 1940. While the fans continued to clamor for tickets to Sunday's game, the Lions were sent through another brisk practice Tuesday. They went to U. of D. stadium for this drill because of heating difficulties in the locker rook at Wallace Field...TROUBLED BY FLU: End Ben Hightower, who has been a regular all fall, did not work out. He has a touch of influenza and was running a fever, but Coach Gus Dorais was informed that some rest should get Hightower in shape to play on Sunday. In the event he is not ready, it is likely that Lloyd Cardwell, the halfback who was shifted to end last week, will take over the regular right end duties with Bill Fisk at the other flank position. Dorais also may juggle his backfield. Quarterback Bill Callihan has a badly bruised chest, and neither Frank Sinkwich nor Chuck Fenenbock were up to par at left half in the 7-0 victory over the Cardinals three days ago. The only certain backfield starters are Harry Hopp, the high-scoring fullback, and little Ned Mathews at right halfback.
PACKER MUST WIN OVER LIONS SUNDAY TO KEEP SECOND PLACE
OCT 21 (Green Bay) - Second place in the Western division of the NFL will be at stake in Detroit's Briggs Stadium Sunday afternoon when the Packers tangle with the Lions for the second time this season. The tussle will be the fifth for Green Bay and the sixth for the Lions in league competition. The Lions shoved off to an earlier start than the Packers and had a full two-game advantage in the percentage column before Green Bay got its first victory over the Chicago Cardinals. Since then Coach Charles E. (Gus) Dorais' team has dropped tilts to both the Packers and Chicago Bears and won over the Cardinals. When the Packers lost their first game to Washington last Sunday, the spotlight for the second straight week was turned on them and their game with the Lions. It was swung back to the beginning of the season to thrown into relief the 21-21 deadlock the Bays collected in their season's opener against the Bears...TIES DON'T COUNT: Ties do not count in the league standings. Consequently, besides having got the jump by starting earlier, the Lions have won one more game than the Packers and lost one more. Strange as it may see, this gives Detroit the advantage in winning Sunday and throws a big burden on Coach Curly Lambeau's team. To get down to percentage points, Green Bay is in second now with .667 and the Lions are a borderline third with .600. To take the brighter side of the picture first, if the Packers win their third game they will have a .750 mark and a solid second place when they meet the New York Giants the following Sunday. A loss for Detroit would drop them 100 percentage points to .500. On the other hand, if the Lions win, they will zip past the Packers into second with four victories and two defeats for .667 while Green Bay would take over the vacated third place spot with .500. Neither the Chicago Bears nor the Cardinals can do anything to change their respective first and fourth place standings since the former has no defeats and the latter had no victories...DETROIT WANTS VICTORY: If anything can stand re-emphasis, the fact that Detroit is out to push the Packers down to third and gain revenge for the 35 to 14 beating they absorbed here can. Many fans, glad that the Packers won the first tussle but disappointed because they thought the Lions were a better ball club, should not forget that Dorais does have a tough team. On the other hand, Green Bay is not as weak as it appeared against the Redskins. This conclusion is not mere wishful thinking. It is reflected in the scoring and ground gaining records for the Western half of the league. The official statistics released today show the Packers second to the Bears in ground gaining with 1,239 yards. In scoring, Green Bay is in third with 91 points behind the Bears, with 116, and the Lions, with 104. The Detroit club, however, has had five game in which to collect its total against Green Bay's four. Defensively, Lambeau's team has allowed opponents 75 points and 1,088 yards by all methods. Both figures put the Packers second defensively...PACKERS CONTINUE WORK: While statistics don't win ball game, they indicate something of a team's inability. The important thing is that the Lions are out to dump Green Bay and show the some 40,000 expected for the contest that their money is well spent. To make this possibility impossible, the Packers continue to shape themselves for a return to the victory wagon. Thursday is always "pad" day on the Packers' practice field. The schedule was slightly shifted this week to give the team two days of heavy workouts on defense and offense with a last long session scheduled for Friday morning. The team will leave Friday afternoon at 5:29 on the Milwaukee road's Chippewa with arrival in Detroit scheduled shortly before 8 o'clock Saturday morning, when a practice is to be held. The Statler hotel will be the team headquarters.
VERSATILITY IS THE WORD FOR GUS DORAIS' 1943 VERSION OF LIONS
OCT 21 (Detroit) - Detroit's professional football representatives carry the nickname Lions, but after seeing them in action this fall, it might be more appropriate to call them the Double Duty Boys. Coach Gus Dorais has no fewer than eight players displaying their versatility by operating from two positions. As the Lions were drilling for their game with the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dorais was asked what would happen if the Lions were hit by a series of injuries. "Oh, I gues some of our boys could shift from one position to another to fill the gaps," Dorais said. "A lot of them have done so already."...HOPP HEADS LIST: The Lions' versatility list is headed by Harry Hopp. The ex-Nebraska star is the leading scorer in the National League, having produced 42 points in five games. But Harry is more than that. He plays fullback on offense and shifts to right end on defense. Next is another ex-Nebraska player, Lloyd Cardwell, who can operate from either halfback spot or from an end spot. Augie Lio, whose 13 points after touchdown place him in a tie with Green Bay's Don Hutson, augments his placekicking duties by dividing his playing time between tackle and guard. Jack Matheson, the former Western Michigan player, has been both an end and a tackle while Murray Evans, ordinarily a quarterback, is also capable of flling in as a center. Ben Hightower is an end on offense but a halfback on defense while Ted Pavelec can be employed as guard or tackle...LIO EYES BACKFIELD: Besides these seven, Lloyd Wickett, the salmon fisherman recently signed by the Lions, can play either tackle or end, Dorais pointed out. The only one who has protested mildly over this situation has been the loquacious Agostino Salvatore Lio. Lio doesn't mind playing tackle or guard. Bue he adds, "Here I am up in the scoring race with 19 points. I have 13 extra points and a couple of field goals. But, shucks, if they want me to lead this league in scoring they should shift me into the backfield when they need a touchdown or two. Then you would see me go." As they do about most things, Agostino Salvatore says, the other Lions laugh at Lio's facetious attempts to become a halfback...PUNTS AND PASSES: Jerry Conless, center replacement for Alex Wojciwchowicz, suffered a broken tooth in the Cardinal game Sunday and missed practice at U. of D. Stadium Wednesday to have the remainder of the tooth extracted..Both Bill Callihan, who has some torn ligaments in his chest, and Hopp, who has an injured knee, expect to be ready to start against the Packers.
PACKERS IN CLUTCH, EMBARK FOR DETROIT; GO TO NEW YORK MONDAY
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - The Packers this morning pushed through their last day of practice at home for a week and a half and late this afternoon were to entrain for Detroit, where they meet the Lions in a NFL gamein Briggs stadium Sunday afternoon in a clutch tussle for second place in the Western division standings. Twenty-eight players were to make the trip, which is the first leg of a journey that will take the Green Bay team to New York for a game a week from Sunday against the Giants. Included in the traveling squad was tacfkle Adolph J. (Tar) Schwammel, a veteran of three seasons with the Packers from 1934 through 1936, who was to meet the team in Chicago. Coach Curly Lambeau said this morning that Schwammel, a 230-pound former All-America from Oregon State, received a leave of absence from his work in San Francisco and will remain with the club for the remainder of the season. The Packer coach described the veteran as a conscientious worker and a welcome addition to the Green Bay forward wall. Don Perkins, 190-pound fullback from Platteville Teachers, has been put on the reserve list with pay because of the failure of a knee injury to repond to treatment. Lambeau said. Perkins was injured in a preseason dill. Shortly before the Detroit game here, the injury was aggravated, making it unable for him to see any actual competition...11 BACKS, 17 LINEMEN: Schwammel's addition to the team gives it 11 backs and 17 linemen to throw against the Lions Sunday, when an estimated 40,000 fans are expected to watch the two pro clubs battle. The Packers will be out to retain the second place spot they now hold in the Western division while the Lions will seek to usurp that position and take it over themselves. The game has all the necessary background to make it a first class struggle. Shown up when they played here, 35 to 14,