NEWS AND NOTES
SINKWICH TOPS LEAGUE - RAMS ALWAYS RALLY
OCTOBER 17 (Milwaukee Journal-Oliver Kuechle) - Wouldn't it be nice if the Gray Ghost, Tony Canadeo, back in Green Bay on a furlough because his wife presented him with a bambino, could get permission from his commanding officer to play a game or two with his old mates?...Frankie Sinkwich of the Lions, with 193 yards on 53 plays, has replaced Lou Brock of the Packers as the leading ground gainer in the NFL. Brock has 181 yards on 33 plays...There is something courageous about the undefeated Rams who Sunday go to Green Bay to plague Curly Lambeau's undefeated Packers in a game which has unexpectedly taken on crucial significance. They are never licked. In every one of their three league victories so far, they have come from behind to win. They trailed against the Card-Pitt combine, 16-7 and 28-23, before winning out in the last minute, 30-28. They trailed against the Bears, 7-3, before finishing in front, 19-7. And they trailed against Detroit Sunday, 17-0, before coming through, 20-17...The odds have increased among the "smart boys" in Chicago that Sid Luckman will be back with the Bears for the Packer game November 5...Elmer Layden could do pro football a lot of good if he only recognized what slimy hands have started to paw around the game, and did something about it.
COMP READY FOR RAM GAME
OCTOBER 17 (Green Bay) - Irv Comp, whose all-around play, especially his passing, has been one of the bright spots in Green Bay's season so far, probably will not have to have an appendectomy after all. Taken violently and suddenly ill at Nashville last week, where the Packers lost an exhibition game to the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, he was told by two doctors to have an appendectomy at once. A third doctor, a specialist, counseled less haste and upon his advice the operation was postponed. Comp was taken to a hospital for examination immediately upon arrival here Monday and doctors diagnosed his case as merely one of bad indigestion. Comp, after a couple of shaky days in Nashville, apparently was in the best of health and spirits during the examination. "We'll have the doctors watch Comp's condition every day," Coach Curly Lambeau said, "and if nothing new develops and he continues to feel as he does, he'll surely play Sunday. He wants to play, of course." Meanwhile, preparations started for the game with the undefeated Rams. "We're in for a tough time," Lambeau said, "and we'll have to play our best ball of the season to get by this one. Anything like what we played against the Eagles last Saturday and we're sunk. The boys know how bad they looked, however, and I think we'll be ready."
FRANK SINKWICH LEADS LOOP IN GROUND GAINING
OCTOBER 18 (Chicago) - Frank Sinkwich of the
Detroit Likons, who is dodging surgeons with as
much success as he is evading rival linemen, has
takeb over the ground gaining lead in the NFL.
Before an appendicitis attack benched him last
Sunday against the Cleveland Rams, Sinkwich
carried the ball 34 yards in 15 attempts to increase
his yardage in three games to 193 and snatch the
league leadership from Lou Brock of Green Bay.
Brock, whose team was idle Sunday, is second
with 181 yards in four games. Sinkwich, whose
improvement over last season, has been painfully
discovered by a few rivals, has a doctor's okay to
continue play without undergoing an operation.
The Washington Redskins, once firmly convinced
that Sammy Baugh was indispensable, still boast
the league's best passer in Baugh's successor,
Frank Filchock, who has a brilliant .673 percentage for two games. Filchock hit the target 10 times in 19 attempts against Boston Sunday. Frank completed 25 of 33 passes against Philadelphia two weeks ago. Guard Len Younce of the New York Giants displaced Sinkwich as the punting leader with an average of 42.3 yards on 13 boots. Although the Packers were idle Sunday, Don Hutson maintained his lead in scoring with 44 points and pass receiving with 426 yards gained and five touchdown aerials.
CANADEO MAY PLAY IN SUNDAY'S GAME
OCTOBER 21 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Packers announced Saturday that Cpl.