bringing a modicum of fame to Green Bay as a Golden Glover boxer out of St. Norbert's college, and later by two kickoff returns. The first was a 105 yard effort that gave Gonzaga victory over Washington State, the other a sprint of 103 yards against Loyola of Los Angeles. Before Flaherty could make a sweep of the Gonzaga backfield in the National league draft of 1940, Lambeau claimed Canadeo. "I was scared to death. I didn't know anybody on the squad when I reported to the Packers. But Lambeau was a big help. He said, 'Don't worry, kid. You're going to stick. I like to have somebody on the squad that makes me look young.' I was 20 then - and impressionable."...GHOST RANKS BEHIND GREAT CLARK HINKLE: Canadeo started at right halfback. Later he switched to left half, where he piled up most of the 2,811 yards which make him the second best ground gainer in Packer history, next to the redoubtable Clarke Hinkle. Canadeo has carried the ball 644 times, giving him a lifetime average of 4.4 yards per attempt. At present he is third in the league, behind Steve Van Buren and Gene Roberts of the Giants, with 235 yards in 39 attempts, an average of six yards per try. Although Green Bay frightened him when he first got off the train back in 1940, Canadeo soon got to like the little town and now the entire Canadeo family resides there. Tony and Savior moved mother Canadeo up there into a home of her own, bought places for themselves and have helped a succession of brothers through St. Norbert. A large portion of the help came from Tony's football earning, but some of it came from the exterminating business founded by Savior and in which Tony now helps out in the off-season, working under the simple, but graphic slogan of "If you got 'em, let us get 'em."
JOHNSON'S TACKLE PLAY PLEASES PACKER COACHES
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers' tackle problems appeared solved Friday with the addition of Glenn Johnson, the 265 pound Indian brought up from the Erie club of the American association. Johnson, who underwent his first test in a scrimmage Wednesday and Thursday, came out with flying colors and was immediately placed at the top of the club's list of defensive tackles. The former Arizona State college star will be used at left tackle against the Chicago Cardinals in Milwaukee Sunday, when the Packers strive to enter a tie for second place. His showing will permit the coaches to move Roger Eason back to guard. Eason was pressed into service at
tackle against the Bulldogs in New York last week
when a heel injury kept Capt. Dick Wildung on the
bench. Still confident that their running game,
which has averaged five yards an attempt, will
gain against the Cardinals despite the wholesale
shakeup Coach Phil Handler has made in the
Chicago line, the Packers went back to another
long forward passing session Friday. "Our passing
is improving steadily," said backfield coach Bob
Snyder. "Girard and Heath just need some more
big time experience. One of these days we're
going to surprise somebody." The Packers will
leave for Milwaukee Saturday afternoon. They will
leave from Milwaukee immediately after the
Cardinal game for Los Angeles, where they will
spend a week preparing for their second encounter
with the Rams on October 23.
JOHNSON WILL HELP PACKERS
OCTOBER 14 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Green
Bay Packers' chances of reaching second place
in the Western division of the NFL brightened
considerably Thursday, following the release of
official statistics and a long scrimmage at
Rockwood lodge. The scrimmage was the first
test for Glenn Johnson, the 265 pound tackle
signed this week, and Johnson came through with
flying colors. Coaches Tom Stidham and Charlie
Brock said the six foot, four inch Indian looms as
probably the Packers' best defensive tackle and
possibly the outstanding man at his position in the
league. Statistically, the Packer stock rose on the
announcement that in three games, against the
Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams and New York
Bulldogs, Green Bay's backs have rushed at a
rate of a little better than five yards per attempt.
Especially noteworthy in their record is a mark of
138 yards on the ground in the first half against
the Bears. Although the Packers were reported
getting more confident of their ability to beat the Cardinals, the Chicagoans remained a 13 point favorite in their battle at State Fair Park Sunday. The game is a do-or-die engagement for both clubs. Each already has suffered two defeats.
CARDS SHIFT DEFENSE LINE, USE ROOKIES
OCTOBER 14 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Cardinals yesterday made a major switch in the line, trouble spot in their last two losses, to the Bears and Philadelphia Eagles. Against the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee Sunday, Bill Foscher, mammoth rookie from Notre dame, will start at left tackle, and Plato Andros, in this third professional season, will open at the other tackle spot. George Petrovich, freshman from Texas, will move from left tackle to right guard on offense. Bob Zimny and Joe Coomer, who have been at right tackle, will be employed primarily at left guard on defense, but will remain at their old spots on offense. The shifts, explained Co-Coach Phil Handler, are designed to bolster the Cardinals' defense, which sagged in their last two defeats. In giving more rope to the rookies, Handler will move Tom (Whim) Wham from right end to the other side on defense to spell veteran Bob Dove. Jim Cain, a newcomer from Alabama, will continue to work at right end on defense. "I've never seen a finer performance at this position than Jim's against the Eagles," said Handler after yesterday's drill in Comiskey park, which included live individual scrimmage, unusual so close to game time. Handler's moves mean that on occasions, five of the seven linemen on defense will be rookies. The only veterans in the combination at center and Garrard (Buster) Ramsey at right guard. "I think these changes will have the desired effect," said Handler. In three league games the Cardinals have yielded 482 yards on the ground, an average of 3.8 per rush. In contract, the champion Eagles have been pushed around for only 292 yards and a 3.0 average, the Bears 399 and a 3.7 average, and the Rams 338 for a 3.4 average. Return of Hamilton Nichols for assignments at left guard on offense and right guard on defense also is expected to aid the defense. Further emphasizing the Cardinals' efforts to recapture their winning stride is overtime drills for Jim Hardy, the new quarterback. Yesterday Hardy was joined by Mal Kutner, Bob Ravensburg and Wham. Kutner still is favoring his injured knee and probably will play no defense against the Packers, but Jerry Davis, who like Nichols, has been out all season with injuries, will operate at right half or safety. Clarence Self will be moved to left halfback on defense. Dr. Frank Glassman, the Cardinals' physician, said yesterday that Pat Harder "absolutely will be ready." The veteran fullback was running hard in drills. Only Babe Dimancheff, hurt at Philadelphia, will be unavailable. The Babe probably will be in shape for the Lions a week from Sunday in Comiskey park.
HARDER BACK IN CARD LINEUP FOR BAY TILT
OCTOBER 14 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals Friday stripped all the subterfuge and masterminding from their preparations for the important National League encounter with Green Bay at Milwaukee by flatly announcing Pat Harder would be back at his regular fullback spot Sunday. Earlier in the week the Cardinals adopted a cagey attitude, calculated, no doubt, to throw the up and coming Packers off stride, by declaring the big fullback would be unable to appear before his hometown neighbors in Milwaukee. When it became obvious that the Packers were not being misled, Coaches Phil Handler and Buddy Parker turned honest and gave out the word. Harder, the best fullback and leading scorer in the National League, is fully recovered from the side injury which put him out of action for a week the first time he carried the ball against the Chicago Bears. Handler and Parker also announced that all hands except Boris Dimancheff would face the Packers, who bar the Cardinals' way to a second place tie in the western division and who have an excellent opportunity to eliminate the Chicagoans from further championship consideration.
PACKERS SIGN KIRBY, MEET CARDS SUNDAY
OCTOBER 15 (Milwaukee Journal) - Jack Kirby, the Southern California halfback who led the Trojans to their surprise tie with Notre Dame last fall, Saturday was added to the Green Bay Packer roster for the National League game with the Chicago Cardinals in State Fair park Sunday. He will work with Tony Canadeo at left half. Kirby is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 187 pounds. Essentially a running back, the former Southern California star is regarded as better than an average pass receiver and punt handler. He is the third man signed this week in Curly Lambeau's attempt to revitalize the Packers. Lambeau and the Packers got a brief look at Kirby in State Fair park last month when he was on the receiving end of several of Harry Gilmer's passes while the Washington Redskins turned back Green Bay in a nonchampionship game. Kirby at that time demonstrated fine speed, but subsequently was made a free agent by the Redskins because Admiral Welchel, Washington's new coach, decided he wanted taller men for pass defense. Lambeau said Saturday that he was pleased with the progress the Packers have made this week under the coaching triumverate of Tom Stidham, Bob Snyder and Charlie Brock. Last week's triumph over the New York Bulldogs did much to lift the club's morale and the addition of Steve Pritko and Glenn Johnson increased its confidence in its ability to become a first flight contender. Meanwhile in Chicago, the Cardinals announced that Pat Harder definitely would play, and that the Cardinals would start their regular backfield of Charlie Trippi and Elmer Angsman at the halfbacks, Paul Christman at quarterback and Harder at full. The Cardinals view Sunday's game as the key to their fight for a third straight division championship. The winner here will move up into a second place tie with the Chicago Bears, provided the Bears go the way of all prognostications in their engagement with the high flying Philadelphia Eagles. A Packer victory would just about close the door to all Cardinal pennant aspirations.