Bears have got a new 'paisan' to go along with Rykovich, Gulyanics, Morrison, Hunsinger, and those other traveling backs," said Ronzani. He was referring to Al Campana, freshman from Youngstown College who gained 78 yards Sunday in he 27 to 6 victory over the Cardinals. The Packers will arrive Saturday, after a morning workout in Green Bay. On Monday they will fly to New York,
establishing quarters at Bear Mountain, famous training spot, for next
Thursday night's contest against the New York Yanks. The Bears'
counting room reported yesterday that tickets still are available for the
PACKERS IN UNDERDOG ROLE AGAINST BEARS
OCTOBER 14 (Chicago) - Two weeks ago the favored Chicago Bears
traveled to Green Bay for the first of two NFL games with the Packers.
It looked like just "another game" for George Halas' Bears. How could
Coach Gene Ronzani, Halas' pupil of 17 years, mold a winner out of a
team which won only two games the preceding year? The answer took
all except optimistic Packer fans by surprise. The Bays, although
outgained 400 yards to 253 (230 to 54 in the air), engineered a 31 to 21
triumph. Sunday the scene shifts to Wrigley field, where starting at 2
p.m., Halas and Co. will be out to reap revenge, once more in the role
of a 14 point favorite. A crowd of 50,000 is expected to see the clash.
Regardless of the outcome, it's certain to be another dragout melee.
The Packers will be gunning for their third league win against two
defeats while the Bears, beaten only by the Bays, will seek victory No.
4. Both teams will start practically the same lineups as were fielded at
Green Bay, although Fred Davis, 245 pound ex-Alabaman, may get the
call at tackle instead of George Connor for Chicago. The Packers will
pin their hopes on such outstanding ball carriers and passers as Tobin
Rote, Paul Christman, Floyd Reid and Tony Canadeo. Jug Girard will be
on hand for the punting chores and Ted Fritsch for placekicks and
conversions. The New York Giants, leading the division with 4-1, play
host to the Pittsburgh Steelers while in other games the Chicago
Cardinals are at Cleveland, the Los Angeles Rams at Detroit and the
Philadelphia Eagles at Baltimore.
BEARS TO FIND OUT IF LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE
OCTOBER 15 (Chicago Tribune) - George Halas, president of football at
Halas university, and Gene Ronzani, one of his most astute students,
agree on most major points developed through years of study in the
clinics and classroom work of the Chicago Bears, but they have
divergent views on the problem as to whether lightning can hit the same
target twice. It's just possible that it was not lightning that hit the Bears
in Green Bay on October 1 when the Packers whipped the Bears, 31 to
21, but until a better word comes along, Ronzani and Halas will accept
lightning as a basis of argument. Thus the question before the house in
Wrigley field this afternoon will be: Does lightning strike twice at the
same target? A crowd of around 50,000, including 4,000 from Green
Bay and 1,000 from the Milwaukee area, will be in the stands to find the
answer to this disputed question about lightning. There is a little
sadness surrounding today's game. Actually it represents a gathering of
present and former Bear celebrities. Making the trip from Green Bay,
along with Ronzani, are Dick Plasman, Ray Nolting and Tarz Taylor, his
assistant coaches and all former Bears. In addition there will be ex-Bears
Chuck Drulis, Floyd Reid, Ed Ecker and Ray F. Di Pierro, who took post-
graduate work in professional football at the Bears' camp a couple of
years ago. All these guests represent ingredients for a fine old Bear
homecoming party, but when anybody associated with the Bears, past
or present, lines up across the line of scrimmage on a football field
sentiment takes a holiday. The game in general and victory, in particular,
become the motivating force. The new Packers accent youth and speed.
With a young quarterback like Tobin Rote, backed up by the veteran Paul
Christman, Green Bay has explosive backs in Billy Grimes, Oklahoma
A&M; Breezy Reid, Georgia; Larry Coutre, Notre Dame, and Bill
Bodecker, acquired from the Cleveland Browns. Experience backs up
these youngsters with the proven ability of Fritsch and Canadeo. Aside
\from the matter of winning, players on both teams will be out to
improve their ratings in the individual statistics of the NFL. The Bears'
George Gulyanics ranks second in rushing with 287 yards in 61 carries;
Jim Keane is fifth in pas receiving with 222 yards in 16 catches; Lujack, third in scoring with 33 points; Fred Morrison second in punting; and J.R. Boone, fourth in punt returns (110 yards in five attempts).