(MILWAUKEE) - Wave the flag for Deral (Little Bull) Teteak
and big John Martinkovic! Wave it again and again, for they're
the boys who teams up on the key play to turn apparent
defeat into a well-earned victory for the Green Bay Packers at
Marquette Stadium Sunday afternoon. The score after 60
minutes of rock-and-sock football that bordered on the rough
at times: 12-10. The victims: Philadelphia's big Eagles, who
met their match and then some in the rugged defensive battle.
Bob Walston, the Eagles' placekicking artist, gave his team
a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter. The Packers bounced right
back to go ahead 6-3 on Babe Parilli's perfect 21-yard pitch to
Floyd (Breezy) Reid, who was standing alone in the end zone.
From then until early in the final period it was no dice to both
sides as far as scoring was concerned. The Ronzanimen blew
a couple of good chances in the meantime. Suddenly came
one of those terrible breaks which have haunted the Packers
all season. Tobin Rote overshot his mark on a pass and the
ball sailed directly into the willing hands of Russ Craft, left
defensive halfback, who accepted the gift and scooted 30
yards for a touchdown. Walston's conversion made it 10-6.
Gloom as thick as the concrete supports in the stands
immediately settled over the slim crowd of 10,149. Every man,
woman and child gave up for sure when the Packers were
forced to punt a few minutes later. It was another good boot by
Parilli (he averaged 44 yards on nine shots) to the Eagles' 23.
But the Eagles now had the wind and a fine toe artist of their
own to pull them out of the hole, if any, in Adrian Burk. That is,
Burk, standing on his own 10, was supposed to kick after three
plays netted only a yard. In rushed Teteak from his middle
linebacking spot to make a clean block. The ball bounced
back toward the Eagle goal. Martinkovic, just a step behind
Teteak, grabbed the ball and rolled into the end zone, with
Burk clinging to him like a leech.
It was a precious touchdown - one of the most welcome
touchdowns in years. And the joyous 10,000 let out a roar that
would have done credit to a packed stadium at Wisconsin's
Camp Randall. Even the free customers draped over the hills
outside the stadium knew this was the clincher. So no one
paid any attention to Fred Cone's failure to convert on two ties
(the Eagles were offside on the first), just as he had failed on
two bids for extra point after the first touchdown. And the
clincher it turned out to be, for the Eagles never again got out
of the nest deep in their own territory. The Packers weren't
letting them off the hook again. The Teteak-Martinkovic
combination struck a real blow for justice in giving the
Packers their third victory in six league games. For it would
have been brutal to lose this one. Absolutely brutal. Witness
the fact that the Eagles were held to a measly total of 126
yards - only 56 on the ground and 70 through the airlanes.
Also that they moved across midfield under the own steam
only once all afternoon - with only three yards to spare in the
third quarter and then only for a brief moment. They lost 13 big
yards on the very next play. So, for all practical purposes, all
their attacking business was confined to their half of the field.
Taking bows for that tremendous display of defensive strength,
along with Teteak and Martinkovic, were Ab Wimberly, who
performed miracles at right end; tackles Tom Johnson and
Dave Hanner; Ray Bray, a man's man at middle guard; Bob
Forte, left linebacker; Hal Faverty, right linebacker; and the
deep men, Bobby Dillon, Clarence Self and Dan Sandifer.
Most them played without relief. Hanner, who probably melted
off at least a dozen pounds despite the cool breeze, also took a turn at offensive tackle. The Eagles' three scoring bids, only one of which materialized, were set up by Vic Sears, giant tackle who would have been the hero had his team come through. He recovered Fred Cone's bobble on the Packer 28 that led to Walston's field goal. He gave Walston another chance from the 47 by pouncing on Tobin Rote's miscue on the Packer 24 early in the fourth period. Walston didn't come close that time. Sears did it again when Reid fumbled on his own 32 shortly after. Wimberly helped muffle each of those threats by throwing Burk and Bobby Thomason for 12 yard losses on pass attempts. Faverty matched Sears' efforts by coming up with the ball after two of the Eagles' three fumbles late in the first period - first on the enemy 23 and then on the 26. The first cash-in attempt fizzled when Bill Reichardt's 29-yard field goal bid was blocked. The second came to grief early in the second period only five yards from a touchdown. Rote hit Bobby Mann for 18 to give his team first down at that point. But the Eagles' own fearsome fivesome on the front line - Sears, Jarmoluk, Pihos, Kilroy and Farragut - stormed in to knock Packer plans for a loop. Forte pounced on a fumbled pitchout on the Eagles' 31 in the third quarter, but the threat was snuffed out by Jarmoluk's interception of a Parilli fourth down pass. Except for that and a couple of brief flurries into enemy territory in the same period, neither side really was pounding at the gates until the final quarter action already related. Actually, then, the only earned marker, in the true sense of the word, was chalked up by the Bays in the opening canto. Biff, bing, bang - three plays were all they needed to cover 73 yards. Cone wheeled around end for 10, Bill Howton made another of his copyrighted catches of a Parill pass for 42 and Reid caught the next for the final 21. Cone clicked on his first try, but the Packers were caught holding on the play. He tried it again and missed, only to get another chance when the Eagles were offside. The third boot was wide.
After the winning touchdown, Cone's first shot was low and the second wide. Ronzani's boys wound up with a respectable total of 290 yards gained - more than twice the Eagles' production. They hit on 10 out of 35 passes for 153 yards and added 137 running. Reid was head and shoulder ahead of any other back on the field with 80 yards in 15 carries. The Packers lost the ball on four of their six fumbles and returned the favor by picking off each of Philly's three bobbles. Each side made two interceptions. Burk's 12 punts averaged 42 yards, only two less than Parilli's
PHILADELPHIA -  3  0  0  7 - 10
GREEN BAY    -  6  0  0  6 - 12
1st - PHIL - Bobby Walston, 23-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 3-0
1st - GB - Reid, 21-yard pass from Parilli (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-3
​4th - PHIL - Russ Craft, 30-yard interception return (Walston kick) PHILADELPHIA 10-6
4th - GB - Martinkovic, 5-yard blocked punt return (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 12-10

NOVEMBER 3 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Browns signed Don (Dopey) Phelps Monday to bolster their liniment-soaked roster of halfbacks. Phelps was purchased on waivers from the Green Bay Packers, who got him last summer in a trade from the Browns. He had played two seasons with Cleveland at right and left half, although a knee injury hampered him the latter half of last season. "We don't know how much good he can do us," said coach Paul Brown, "but at least he's not injured now." To make room for Phelps, Sherman Howard was put on the injured reserve list.
NOVEMBER 3 (Dallas) - The financially harassed Dallas professional football team failed Monday to get aid from Dallas civic leaders and the future of the National League franchise was up in the air. Officials of the Texans were pessimistic that the club could finish out the season unless it got the $125,000 it has asked of the Citizens Council of Dallas. Council directors, meeting with members of the five man Board of Trustees of the Dallas team, refused a loan of $125,000. They decided making a loan to a professional football club was outside the Council's field of activities. Trustee D. Harold Byrd presented the plea, explaining that the original investors would take care of the loss of $250,000 that had accrued to date and furnish $125,000 in new capital if the loan was granted. Dallas has drawn an average of 12,000 fans for home games, about half enough to pay expenses. Byrd, in making his plea for an unsecured loan at nominal interest rates, promised better club management and said the team could be placed on at least a break even financial basis after the 1953 season.
NOVEMBER 4 (Winnipeg) - Jack Jacobs, Winnipeg Blue Bombers' all-star quarterback and former Green Bay Packers' player, today was named winner of the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as the most valuable member to his team in the Western Interprovincial Football Union. The poll was conducted by a group of Western sports writers and broadcasters. Jacobs was named on every ballot submitted, either as a first or second choice. Nicklin played outside and flying win for the Bombers in the late 1930s. He was killed overseas in action as a paratroop officer.
NOVEMBER 4 (Green Bay) - Marvin Johnson, 180-pound defensive halfback, has been added to the Packer squad, it was announced Tuesday by coach Gene Ronzani. Johnson, a San Jose State graduate, was obtained on waivers from the Los Angeles Rams. Ronzani hasn't yet decided on the man to be released to make room for the newcomer. Battered and bruised but otherwise happy, the Packers swung into preparation for next Sunday's return battle with the Bears with a brisk morning workout. Among those not in the best of shape as a result of the rugged battle with the Eagles are Clarence Self, Bobby Mann, Dom Moselle, Stretch Elliott, Tobin Rote and Bobby Dillon. But all will be ready to go when the whistle blows at Wrigley Field. There's a chance that Dick Logan can get back into action. The big ex-Ohio State star had just about clinched a starting guard job on offense when he was sidelined by injuries. But Howie Ruetz, still recuperating after an emergency appendectomy, will need at least another week's rest.
NOVEMBER 4 (Dallas) - The Dallas Texans, battered on the field and at the box office, Tuesday faced an outlook as bleak as their cellar position in the NFL standings. The citizens' council Monday refused to endorse a plan to lend the club $125,000 in short term loans on the ground that it was outside its field of activities. The council is composed of civic leaders. The refusal caused some of the directors to admit privately that they were about ready to "throw in the towel". They had hoped to get the $125,000, then match it with a like amount raised among themselves, to tide the team through the rest of the year and over the 1953 season. About the only thing certain is that the Texans will play the Los Angeles Rams here Sunday, seeking their first victory in seven starts. "We'll play the Rams here," one of the directors said, "and we can play the two road games that follow because we're guaranteed $20,000 for each one. Then we'll play the Chicago Bears here November 30. If the situation is no better then, we'll pay the players, and if we have any money left, we'll pay the Bears." The Dallas club has played three games at home, averaging only 12,000 attendance a game.
NOVEMBER 4 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears, professional respectability regained by their dramatic victory Sunday over the San Franciso 49ers, returned home late yesterday by air for three consecutive games at Wrigley field. In order they will meet the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions. In each of the game the Bears will be playing against teams which have ex-Bears as head coaches or members of the staff. Most Bear-packed of the three clubs are the Packers, whose entire coaching staff at one time or another pledged fealty to George S. Halas. These include the head man, Gene Ronzani, and assistants Ray (Scooter) McLean, Dick Plasman, Chuck Drulis and Tarzan Taylor. Players of recent Bear vintage with the Packers are Ray Bray, Washington Serini, Jim Keane and Hal Faverty. The first three, who were long time fixtures with the Chicago club, will be trying to show the Bears' coaching staff that they are not among the "old linemen" club officials said contributed to the Bears' downfall in 1951.
NOVEMBER 5 (Chicago Tribune) - Results of the big
election will be known today, but the balloting will
continue into December in the most sizzling NFL race
in years. After Sunday's games, a four team deadlock
in the American conference or a two team tie in the
National conference are possibilities. There can't be 
both because clubs of opposite conferences are
involved. If the Cleveland Browns lose to the Chicago
Cardinals, the New York Giants lose to the San
Francisco 49ers, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the
Washington Redskins, the four way impasse will
develop among the Browns, Giants, Cardinals and
Eagles. If the 49ers, leading the National division with a
5 and 1 record, are beaten by the Giants, and the
second place Detroit Lions, 4 and 2, whip the Steelers,
the results will be a two way tie. Considering the up and
down curve of most of the clubs to date, one of the two
projected developments is likely. Only the ineffectiveness
of the Dallas Texans among the 12 teams prevents more
intricacies. This club is at least consistent. As the New
York Yanks last season, it lost five and tied one in its 
first six contests. The Texans have dropped their first six
this year. In the National conference the Bears and Rams
are far off their 1951 pace. The 49ers have made the
greatest improvement. Cleveland and the New York 
​Giants, setting the pace in the American division the third straight year, are slightly in arrears of their 1951 first half performance. The Cards have been the most improved team in this section. The Detroit Lions seem to be more favorably placed for the six remaining games in the National conference than the other contenders. First, they are through playing the 49ers, who saddled them with their two losses. Only the Bears seem capable of preventing the Lions from sweeping their remaining six games. These teams will meet twice. The Lions' other opponents are Pittsburgh, Dallas (twice), and Green Bay. The 49ers have two games remaining with an improving Los Angeles team and one each with the Giants, Redskins, Steelers and Packers. The Bears have the two matches with the Lions and one each with the Packers, Rams, Texans and Cardinals. Remaining games for the Giants and Browns appear to be a standoff. Cleveland has two with the Cards and one apiece with the Giants. The Giants have two with the Redskins and one each with the 49ers, Packers, Steelers and Browns. The Bears launched preparations yesterday for Sunday's game in Wrigley field against the Packers. Bob Williams, shaken up in the game at San Francisco, will be able to play. It is expected that John Hoffman, veteran end and defensive back, and John (Kayo) Dottley, fullback, who missed the fun with the 49ers, also will be available.
NOVEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will enter their game with their traditional rivals, the Bears, at Wrigley Field Sunday boasting one of the strongest offensives in the NFL. Coach Gene Rozani's Bays are third, right behind the Cleveland Browns in total yardage gained. Paced by Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli, the air-minded Packers are retained their grip on second in passing. Individually, Rote has replaced Parilli as the loop's top thrower with an average gain of 8.34 yards per play. Parilli's mark is 8.24. The San Francisco 49ers pace the overall picture with 2,196 yards; the Cleveland Browns are in second with 2,046 and the Packers a close third with 2,014. Cleveland retained the lead in the passing department with 1,251 yards but the Bays narrowed the gap by some nine yards, how having a total of 1,160. Los Angeles, last year's champion, is third with 988. On the ground the 49ers' 1,318 yards far surpass the efforts of the second-place Cardinals, who have accounted for 981. The 49ers also lead in scoring with 187 points, followed by Pittsburgh (148) and Cleveland (141).
Green Bay Packers (3-3) 12, Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) 10
Sunday November 2nd 1952 (at Milwaukee)
away constantly at the threat the Packers really pose. The Bears won the first game at Green Bay this season, 24-14. Sunday's game will be the 69th in the long rivalry which extends back to 1921. The Bears have won 40, lost 23, and tied five. Green Bay has not won down here since 1941. A crowd of about 40,000, well short of capacity, is expected....Gene Rozani's Green Bay Packers take dead aim at the Chicago Bears Sunday. They completed Friday one of the most intensive weeks of preparation since Ronzani took over as head coach in 1950. Offense received major attention and particularly blocking. The squad will get a light workout Saturday morning, then leave shortly before noon.
​NOVEMBER 8 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, tied for third and still within reaching distance of the National Conference lead,
wind up their annual home and home series Sunday at
Wrigley Field. A crowd of 40,000 is expected to sit it
on the game. After two disastrous weeks, the Bears
suddenly came to life last Sunday to hand the San
Francisco 49ers their first defeat. As a result of that
stunning upset, old Halas U. is the choice to repeat an
early season victory over the Packers - with nine or 10
points to spare. Coach Gene Ronzani's upstate
Wisconsin club also experienced a pleasant revival by
knocking off the rugged Philadelphia Eagles in
Milwaukee. It's 11 years since the Packers last managed
to win at Wrigley Field. They hope to do something
about the jinx this time with a well-rounded offense
featuring the passing of Babe Parilli and Tobin Rote, and
the running of Rote, Fred Cone, Breezy Reid and Tony
Canadeo. In Bill Howton, the Bays have one of the
best pass catchers to come up in years. But he isn't
the only topnotch target, for Bobby Mann, Jim Keane
and Stretch Elliott are almost as dangerous in the
grab-and-run department. There is added incentive for
Ronzani and his assistant coaches, Dick Plasman,
Ray McLean, Chuck Drulis and Tarz Taylor and five of
his players - Keane, Reid, Ray Bray, Washington
Serini and Hal Faverty. All qualify for membership in
the Bear Alumni Club. And these "old grads" would
like nothing more than to hang a defeat on their former
boss, George Halas.
NOVEMBER 9 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears
and Green Bay Packers will give 40,000 or more
spectators their version of the NFL's merry-go-round
race this afternoon in Wrigley field. The Bears, who 
were 17 point underdogs last Sunday when they 
whipped San Francisco, are 10 point favorites to whip
the Packers. The Bears, Packers and Los Angeles
Rams are tied for third place in the league's National
conference at 3-3. The Rams today have a soft touch
against the Texans in Dallas, the league's new trouble
spot. If the financially hard pressed Texans fail to pay
the Rams the $20,000 league guarantee for a visiting
club the league is reported ready to take a hand. One
more defeat for the Bears, Packers or Rams undoubtedly would be a knockout punch in the title race, even though an 8-4 record by the Rams in 1951 gave them their divisional championship. The Bears dropped five of their 12 games last year, the Packers nine. The Packers won only three games each the last two seasons under Gene Ronzani. Ronzani leads a contingent of ex-Bears who reportedly have worked themselves into a lather for today's match. The group included three recent stars - Ray Bray, Washington Serini, and Jim Keane. Other ex-Bears on the squad are Breezy Reid, a halfback, and Hal Faverty, a linebacker. Both were released after reporting to the Bears for their rookie year. The Bear-Packer rivalry, for years one of the most bitter in the league, has tapered off in late season. The Bears have won 11 of their last 13 games with the men from the north. The all-time standing is 39 victories, 23 defeats and five ties for Chicago. Fans will see two of the league's finest young ends - the Bears' Gene Schroeder, who has caught 28 passes for 422 yards and four touchdowns and the Packers' Bill Howton, who has 24 receptions for 602 yards and six scores. Rival riflemen are Chicago's Bob Williams and Steve Romanik and Green Bay's Vito (Babe) Parilli and Tobin Rote. Fred Morrison, whose running from right half sparked the Bears against San Francisco, will start at that position. Leon (Muscles) Campbell, former University of Arkansas star, who runs low and powerfully, will be at fullback. John (Kayo) Dottley, regular custodian of that position, is definitely out with a knee injury.
NOVEMBER 6 (Milwaukee Sentinel - Lloyd Larson column) - The Green Bay Packers' heartening revival to edge out the Philadelphia Eagles in a bruising battle here last Sunday revived significant though painful memories of what might have been. In spite of everything, Gene Ronzani's boys are tied for third place in the National Conference with the Bears and Los Angeles Rams as they go into Sunday's return tussle with the House of Halas. They're two games behind San Francisco and trail Detroit by one, with six to go. Which means there is still a chance. Slim perhaps, but a chance. No.1 on the "if" parade, of course, is that nightmarish Ram game of October 12 at Marquette Stadium. The Packers had it in the satchel - 28-6 after three quarters - and then blew it in one of those can't-believe-it finishes which makes football the spine tingling sport it is. Just think what a swell spot they'd be in right now with that one on the winning side of the official ledger! And how about the first Bear game? If Bobby Mann had caught the pass thrown to him on the Bear 5-yard line early in the second period, the Bays would have taken the lead early and perhaps gone on to victory. Even the Detroit game has mental replay possibilities, for the Ronzanimen didn't really start to hit the skids to lopsided defeat until the fatal fumble (one of four) that prevented them from tying it up at 14-14 late in the first quarter. The point of all this is that the Packers have come a long way in beating their way back in spite of the fact that they still don't have the manpower of some of their rugged rivals. They don't have a bonecrushing fullback like Deacon Towler, John Dottley, Joe Perry, Marion Motley and Dick Hoerner, or a power running halfback in a class with Tank Younger, Hugh McElhenny or Sherman Howard. A really big guy in either spot would do wonders for the club. More size at center would be welcome, too. An added blow was the loss of Dick Wildung, who could have been a steadying influence as well as adding physical authority and know-how to the vital tackle department. The ex-Minnesota All-American was unable to arrange his business affairs so as to permit one last big fling at football. Dick Logan's injury and Howie Ruetz's emergency appendectomy obviously didn't help matters either. A number of newcomers have come through beautifully, notably Bill Howton, Deral Teteak, Babe Parilli and Dave Hanner - proving that the Packers chose well in the draft. Veterans have done all anyone could expect, too - those acquired from other clubs as well as holdovers at the Bay. It's a borderline squad as it stands - one that could be up there knocking at the door with the ball bouncing favorably, but not quite good enough to overcome bad breaks which have plagued the club all season. Coach Gene Ronzani feels his boys haven't yet matched their ground gaining and scoring potential. "They can do even better than they did in the first three periods against the Rams," he insists. "I'm hoping they will relax and avoid the mechanical errors that have hurt us so badly. If they do, they will give the Bears a real argument Sunday."
NOVEMBER 6 (Chicago Tribune) - Clark Shaughnessy, the old thinker-upper of deep, dark football startegy, yesterday was twice acclaimed at the luncheon meeting of the Chicago Bears' Alumni Fan club in the Morrison hotel. Bob Williams, Bears' quarterback, and Harold (Red) Grange, president of the Alumni club, both praised the club's technical advisor to the 300 guests who topped off an enjoyable two and a half hours by watching movies of the Bears' 20 to 17 triumph over San Francisco, gained last Sunday. "Most of the offense is in charge of Clark," said Grange when he introduced the former head coach of the University of Chicago elevens. "He deserves credit for most of the plays the Bears use." Williams credited Shaughnessy with setting up the Bears' offense. "When we win you can be sure Shaughnessy deserves a pat on the back," said Williams, whose smooth job at the mike convinced the fans he did not waste his time studying speech at Notre Dame. It turned out to be a post-victory celebration for the team which saddled the 49ers with their first National league defeat in six games. At no time during the session was mention made of the Bears' traditional November game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday in Wrigley field, although Steve Romanik, who divides the quarterbacking with Williams, explained his tardy arrival was caused by a long practice session on the north side. Shaughnessy, in his usual scholarly way, gave a keen analysis of the Bears. "Football is largely a game of spirit," he said. "George Halas says blocking and tackling is 80 percent spirit. I won't go quite that far, but perhaps it's 70 percent. This young team of ours is learning rapidly. I am confident we'll go up and up from now on." Shaughnessy then praised Halas for his handling of the Bears after they had lost two in a row to the 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams preceding the return match with the 49ers. "Too often the coach or the owner, when a team hits a slump, threatens fines and punishment," he said. "But there wasn't a bit of ugly talk or meanness from coaches to the players last week. Instead Halas tried to build up the players' morale. The Bears have been great through the years because of spirit and cooperation between the coaches and players."
NOVEMBER 7 (Chicago Tribune) - It was just dandy with his Chicago Bear teammates that George Blanda kicked the field goal Sunday which brought the first defeat of the season to the San Francisco 49ers. The 200 pound Pennsylvanian who came to the Bears as a T formation quarterback from the University of Kentucky, but remained as a linebacker, practice session pitcher, and kicking specialist, is one of the most popular players on the club. With field goals becoming more and more a vital factor in professional football, George's value to the Bears cannot be overestimated. He will be booming his end zone kickoffs and field goal attempts Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in Wrigley field. Thirteen of the 67 games between the Bears and Packers since 1921 have been decided by field goals or extra points, 10 in favor of the Bears. In 1923 and 1924 there were 3 to 0 Bear decisions. In 1939, a field goal won for the Bears in a 30 to 27 battle, but two years later the Packers stopped the Bears, 16 to 14. This was the Bears' only loss in 20 exhibitions and league games in 1941. The last time a kick decided the issue was when the Packers won, 7 to 6, in 1948. This one kept the Bears out of a playoff game against the Cardinals for the Western Division title. Blanda started kicking extra points for the Bears last year and he has a string going at 39. He had 26 without a miss in 1951 and has booted 13 in a row this season. He kicked six field goals each in 1950 and 1951 and has three this campaign. "When Blanda's kick was 30 yards from the target Sunday I knew it was going to be good," says Coach George Halas. "The pictures show that his form was perfect. He had his ankle locked - making his leg straight as a ramrod." Blanda credits Whizzer White for his two recent long successful kicks. He booted a 50 yarder against Dallas three weeks ago. "Whizzer holds the ball just right for me," says George. "I like to have the lacing up and pointed toward the goal posts. White is able to put the ball in that position and it serves as a sort of guide." All of the Bears' cripples will be ready for the Packers. Quarterback Bob Williams suffered no broken ribs in the 49er game, x-rays disclosed. John Hoffman, who had an operation on his broken nose, worked out yesterday. John Dottley still is limping from a leg injury, but declares he'll be fit. Dick Barwagen has recovered from a banged up ankle. The Packers haven't won in Wrigley field since they upset the great Bear team of 1941.
NOVEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - Fans and friends are planning "Tony Canadeo Day" here for the veteran backfield star when the Green Bay Packers play the Dallas Texans here November 23. Canadeo has announced he intends to retire after this season. The contest with the Texans will be the Packers' last home game of the year and Canadeo's final game before crowds that have watched him play for the Packers for 11 years. A committee of 15 businessmen are scouting up funds for an "appropriate gift" to be presented to Canadeo at a ceremony before kickoff. Head coach Gene Ronzani has approved the special attention. "I don't know of anyone who deserves a special day more than Tony," Ronzani said. Canadeo will the first Packers so honored before a Green Bay crowd. Other Packers received gifts at home games played in Milwaukee.
NOVEMBER 7 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears will be in better physical condition than they have been in several weeks when they renew the oldest of all their rivalries against the Green Bay Packers at Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon. End and linebacker John Hoffman, who missed both the Los Angeles and San Francisco games on the recent western trip, and fullback Johnny Dottley, right guard and linebacker Frank Dempsey and halfback Boris Dimancheff, who missed the 49er game last Sunday, all have returned to action in practice this week. Hoffman got a badly broken nose in the Dallas game three weeks ago, and Dottley, Dempsey and Dimancheff leg or shoulder injuries in the Los Angeles game two weeks ago. The return has been especially helpful this week because of the tendency to relax after the victory over the 49ers Sunday. Relatively fresh after their enforced layoff, the returning men have injected most of the pep in the drills. Fear of a letdown has been Halas' chief worry in preparations for Sunday's game. He has pounded