Green Bay Packers (7-0-1) 19, Chicago Cardinals (2-2-2) 9
Sunday November 6th 1932 (at Chicago)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - The Chicago Cardinals have a mighty good football team but they haven't a Johnny Blood - and that's probably the reason they lost to Green Bay's champions in a thrilling football game here on Sunday afternoon before 11,000 persons by a score of 19 to 9. Johnny sat on the bench and mourned because he could not get more action early in the season. He watched others take on the limelight that in other years often was his. But Sunday it was his day again, and Johnny had a party that will long be remembered by Chicagoans and hundreds from Green Bay and other Wisconsin cities who came here to see the Cardinals and Packers in action. The colorful John wasn't alone in grabbing the limelight. Others were in it too, but he had the preferred spot, performing in his specialty - grabbing passes - to score or pave the way to all Green Bay points.
CARDS PROVE TOUGH
Twice Blood took passes from Arnold Herber, the Bay's young halfback, who is becoming one of the greatest performers in the NFL. He dashed unmolested to score early in the first period after leaping high for a perfect heave from Herber. He repeated on an identical play in the next quarter, grabbing the ball after getting an excellent lead from Herber to cross the goal standing up again. Late in the game he took another pass, this time from Verne Lewellen and put it on the five yard line and Clark Hinkle, young fullback from Bucknell, carried it across. The three plays were perfectly executed with Blood taking the ball on the dead run out of the hands of opponents, and then dodging others to score without trouble. The Cardinals proved to be mighty tough after a late start. In the first half it was all Green Bay and the Chicagoans were unable to get up steam. They didn't make a first down in this half and were held to a net gain of six yards from scrimmage. Only one Cardinal pass was tried in the two quarters. The Packers rolled up four first downs, two touchdowns and kept the play continually in Cardinal territory.
CAME BACK STRONG
Coming back in the last half, however, the Cardinals looked like a different team. They presented a passing attack that had the Packers baffled. They reversed the the order and kept the play in Green Bay territory. The Packers were equal to the occasion and turned back the Cardinals' thrusts, however, and in the last period did a little counterattacking of their own. The third period was a nightmare for Green Bay fans. A colored halfback by the name of Joe Lillard, and Walt Holmer threw passes all over the field, mostly into the awaiting arms of their ends that were good for gains and first downs. The Packers took time out on two occasions to study the situation and figure a defense against the flanker passes to ends that were giving them so much trouble. After the second conference they succeeded in halting the attack and their followers breathed easier. Green Bay had only a slim lead to protect in that period. The Packers had scored twice with apparent east in the opening quarters, but they became a little careless and a Cardinal touchdown and extra point resulted to cut the margin to 13 to 7. The touchdown came when Tinsley broke through to block Hinkle's punt and Moynihan recovered to dash 18 yards across the goal. Hill kicked for the extra point, so Green Bay only had a six point lead. And with the Cardinal passing attack functioning smoothly, the margin didn't look any too secure.
ADD TWO POINTS
The Cards continued their bombardment the first few minutes of the fourth quarter and when they added two point to their total by a safety, the clouds were still darker for Green Bay. But the Packers found their old punch again and soon were marching 78 yards for their third touchdown. As has been the case in all games this year, Green Bay's line played great ball on offense. The Cardinals were able to make only
two first downs from scrimmage and their net gain in the running game was but 47 yards for the afternoon. Nate Barrager and Mike Michalske were 60 minute men on the Packer front wall, turning in excellent performances. Hubbard was another outstanding player on the front wall. The trio broke up many plays before they could get started when on defense and on offense often opened holes that the backs hit for gains.
LEWELLEN AT QUARTER
The play of Clark Hinkle again was good. The young fullback plugged holes constantly. On offense he was a threat and when a yard was needed late in the game for a touchdown, he drove over. Bruder, Herber, Blood and O'Boyle saw most of the action with Hinkle in the backline, turning in plenty of good football. At times Blood was used at the quarterback position, to give relief to O'Boyle, the only regular quarterback available, as Grove was not able to play due to a torn ligament in his leg. Late in the game Lewellen took up the quarter's work and did an excellent job of it, directing, passing and maneuvering the team down the field for a touchdown in the best sustained offensive drive of the day. The Cardinals had some excellent performers in Holmen, Lillard and Malloy in the backline and Rogge, Kassel, Creighton, Tinsley and Moynihan in the line. The linemen showed ability to diagnose Packer plays and often spilled Green Bay men on the line of scrimmage. Holmer and Lillard and the ends were the main threats in the Cardinal passing attack.
STAHLMAN RECOVERS FUMBLE
Six times the Packers knocked on the goal line door in the first two periods, but only twice were they able to put the ball across for touchdowns. They got their first break a few minutes after the game started when Martin fumbled and Dick Stahlman, always alert, recovered for the Packers on the 30 yard line. Passes failed, however, and the Bays were forced to kick. The Cards punted out and again the Green Bay men threatened. The second offense was launched when Herber shot a pass to Rose who made an excellent catch on the 25 yard line but couldn't hold the ball after running seven yards and it slipped out of his bands and out of bounds on the 18 yard line. Hinkle fumbled and the Packers lost the ball to stop the threat. Again the Cards punted out and a third time the Packers pushed down this time for a touchdown. From his 43 yard line Herber dropped back on a screen pass play and shot the ball straight down the field to Blood who had gotten behind Malloy and took the ball out of the air, running 15 yards more to cross the goal without a man touching him. It was a perfectly executed pass and Blood was given just the right lead. O'Boyle kicked the goal and Green Bay led, 7 to 0. Before the quarter ended, the Packers had threatened again but a fumble proved costly and they lost the ball. After the Cards had punted to midfield, Hinkle found a hole between right guard and tackle and raced 32 yards before he was forced out of bounds on the five yard line. The quarter ended and after the teams reversed goals Hinkle dropped the ball and Moynihan recovered for the Cards. Holmen then punted out to the 33 yard line. Herber passed to Dilweg but the big end couldn't get a grip on the ball and another pass over the goal line gave the ball to the Cardinals on the 20. Holmer fumbled on an attempted end run and the ball bounced around the field towards the sidelines. Barrager caught up to it but couldn't quiet get it so he knocked it out of bounds, giving Green Bay the ball on the 17 yard line. Bruder picked up a yard and then Herber dropped back and on the identical play used to score. Hinkle's placekick was wide of the posts so Green Bay had a 13 to 0 lead.
PUNT IS BLOCKED
After the Cardinals kicked off to Bruder on the 23 yard line, Herber gained six yards from punt formation. Hinkle dropped back to the 18 yard line to punt but Tinsley broke through and blocked the punt and Moynihan scooped the ball up and raced 18 yards to score. Hill then kicked for the extra point to cut the lead. Hinkle passed to Dilweg for 15 yards and a first down in midfield a few minutes before the half ended but when two other plays failed Herber punted deep into Cardinal territory. The Cardinals opened up soon after the start of the third period. They started on their own 22 yard line when Holmer passed to Kassel for a first down on the 40 yard mark. Hillard then dropped back and tossed the ball to Kassel who ran to the 45 yard Packer line before he was downed. It was the first time that the Cardinal offense had given them the ball in Packer territory. Then came a third successful pass with Holmer tossing to Lillard for a first down on the Packer 30 yard line. The threat ended at this point as the Packers stiffened. Two line plays failed to gain and a pair of passes were wide of their marks as the passer was rushed and the Packers took the ball on their own 30 after the second heave had gone over the goal. The Packers punted out and the Cardinals came right back. From the Cardinal 40 yard line Lillard passed to Kassel for a 22 yard gain to put the ball on the Packer 38. Herber knocked down Lillard's pass to Creighton but on the next play the colored halfback tossed to Hill for a first down on the 24 yard line as the quarter ended.
END TAKES PASS
The Cards continued their attack as the final period started. Holmer tossed to Rogge, another pass to the left after the right end had cut sharply across the field to put the ball on the 9 yard mark. Holmer picked up two yards with a drive at center. He added three yards at guard to put the ball on the four yard line and thinks looked dark for the Packers. Jugger Earpe had entered the game as the final quarter started and it was a good thing that he did. Hill fumbled as he tried to go over Earpe's tackle as the veteran lineman tackled him. Earpe drove forward and smeared the ball, pulling it to him on the four yard mark and the Packer had stopped the attack. Herber then went back to kick out. He juggled the low pass from center and before he could get ride of the ball Cardinal linemen swarmed in, downing him for a safety. The Packers kicked off from their own 20 yard line and the Cardinals managed to return to midfield after they had the ball but they couldn't advance beyond this point and soon the Packers began a march down the field for 72 yards and a touchdown.
HINKLE GOES OVER
Taking the ball over his own 28 yard line, Blood split left tackle for five yards, Hinkle gained four at center and Bruder made it a first down on the 40 yard line. Hinkle gained two yards and Bruder 18 when he raced around left end and cut back to dodge Cardinal men. Bruder split right guard for a few yards to put the ball on the 35 yard mark. Lewellen then dropped back and tossed a perfect pass to Blood who dodged Malloy and took the ball out of the Cardinal player's hands on the 10 yard line. He staggered forward five more yards before Malloy on his back before he was downed on the five yard stripe. Bruder gained two yards at center. He hit right guard for two more. Then it was Hinkle's turn. He found a hole at right guard and pushed over the goal for a touchdown. Hinkle's kick was wide of the posts and the game ended a few minutes later with the score 19 to 9. In first downs the Cardinals made eight and the Packers seven. The Cardinals completed 8 of 18 passes for 82 yards and the Packers five of 16 for 130 yards. The Packers gained 101 yards from scrimmage, the Cardinals 47. The Packers drew 30 yards in penalties and the Cards five.
GREEN BAY - 7 0 6 6 - 19
CHI CARDINALS - 0 7 0 2 - 9
1ST - GB - Johnny Blood, 57-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Harry O'Boyle kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2ND - GB - Blood, 17-yard pass from Herber (Clarke Hinkle kick failed) GREEN BAY 13-0
2ND - CHI - Tom Moynihan, 18-yard blocked punt return (Irv Hill kick) GREEN BAY 13-7
3RD - CHI - Safety, Herber recovered own fumble in end zone GREEN BAY 13-9
4TH - GB - Hinkle, 1-yard run (Hinkle kick failed) GREEN BAY 19-9
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - Several college football coaches were in attendance at the Packer-Cardinal game in Chicago. Heartley Anderson, Notre Dame director, was in a box seat behind the Packer dugout. Coach Walker from down Texas way also was present to renew acquaintances with Al Rose of the Packers and Dexter Shelly of the Cards. Jack Elder, a former Notre Dame star, sat on the Cardinal bench...Shelly, who played with Green Bay at the start of the season, could not play Sunday because of an injured leg. Simas, quarterback, also was out with a bad case of influenza. Roger Grove was the only Packer not able to get into the game because of injuries...Cal Hubbard's leg injury did not slow him up a bit. He played most of the game at his old position and was in nearly every play. Dick Stahlman got most of the work at the other tackle. Earpe and Perry alternated with them...The Packers used all four ends Sunday. Milt Gantenbein returned after a three week layoff and looked as good as ever. Rose and Gantenbein started the game...Arnold Herber got a great hand from the crowd when he came out in the fourth period after playing a great game. His passes were lauded by everyone and his return of punts and kicking also brought commendation. He pulled the muscles in the back of his neck but is expected to be in shape again in a day or two...Joe Lillard, the Cardinal colored halfback, wasn't much use to the team after Nate Barrager tackled him in the final period. Nate got a clean shot at the ball carrier in the center of the field, tackling him viciously and driving him back about five yards. Lillard left the game two plays later.
PACKERS WILL LEAVE ON LONG TRIP THURSDAY
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - Their next to last Green Bay practice session of the 1932 season completed, the Packers today were packing grips and suitcases in preparation for their major road test of the year - a jaunt into eastern territory which will bring the champions into the home field of six National league clubs, starting with Boston next Sunday and ending with the Chicago Bears, Dec. 11. The team will visit Joannes park only once more before the eastern invasion, when they work out Wednesday morning. Thursday at 7 a.m. the squad will entrain for Chicago, where they will be switched to another train for their trip to Boston...IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE: The Packers emerged from last Sunday's sensational game with the Cardinals in pretty fair shape. Arnold Herber's neck injury is not as serious as was first believed, but Joe Zeller's ankle has been giving him considerable trouble, and it is likely that Coach E.L. Lambeau will give his young guard a rest whenever possible. The champions expect a tough battle from Boston. The most eastern National league city has been represented by a fighting bunch of young ex-
collegians who still have their college ideas of hard blocking and rough tackling. They have been going though their schedule with a viciousness not always seen in professional circles, and are rated most dangerous among the eastern clubs. Last Sunday the Braves cuffed Stapleton, 19 to 6, despite a long gallop by Campiglio of the losers. Gyp Battles, former West Virginia ace, is the outstanding back on the Boston team, which includes a number of names well known in recent gridiron campaigns. Battles rode hard in the Stapleton game, accounting for two of his team's three touchdowns...HUGHES GREAT KICKER: Johnny Hughes of Washington university is a great kicker who has won a home at Boston, and the Bruins also possess Tony Siano, a half-pint center who has been a threat through eastern college circles since his matriculation at Fordham college. Then there is Oran Pape, once of the Packers, who ran 95 yards to score against Stapleton; Jim (Sweet) Musick and Ernie Pinckert of the University of Southern California. All are real backs, being big, fast and smart. The Boston game will be played at Braves field, and the Packers expect to play before the largest crowd of the season, as the Bruins have been attracting huge gates. Reports from the eastern city indicate that the Bays will be welcome guests, as their reputation is well known throughout the region and the customers would like to see their home club be the first to defeat the champions.
DUTCH CLARK LEADS
NOV 8 (Columbus, OH) - Dutch Clark, the flash from Portsmouth, is again in the lead in the individual scoring column of the NFL with 36 points scored on four touchdowns, six points after touchdown and two field goals. Red Grange of the Bears, the famous "Galloping Ghost", has jumped into a second place tie with 30 points, his big boost coming with three touchdowns against the Giants in New York Sunday. Grossman of Brooklyn also has 30 points. A familiar name, that of Johnny Blood, last season's high scorer, is again in the scoring list, after his activities in Chicago against the Cardinals Sunday. Blood speared two passes and converted the catches into touchdowns for a modest total of 12 points.
PACKERS LEAD OFFENSE
NOV 8 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers lead the National Football league on defense as well as in games won and lost. The unbeaten Packers have yielded only 1,053 yards in eight games. Chicago's Bears have given the least number of points, 24, while Stapleton continues to set the pace offensively with 1,626 yards gaining. The New York Giants still head the list in forward passing, having completed 52 in 115 attempts.
PACKERS WILL BEGIN EASTERN TRIP THURSDAY
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - Thursday morning at 7 o'clock, the Milwaukee road train heads south for the Windy City carrying the Packers' special car on the first lap of a month's journey around the NFL during which time the Green Bay champions will play in Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Stapleton, Portsmouth and Chicago. According to Coach E.L. Lambeau, his squad is in pretty good shape. Arnold Herber is little the worse for the bumping he receifved in the Cardinal game and Joe Zeller's ankle has responded to treatment nicely. Roger Grove's leg profited greatly by last Sunday's rest and he should be ready to resume his place in the battle front this weekend. The Packers will reach Chicago at 11:45 a.m. and at 2 p.m. the national champions will pull out for Pittsburgh over the Pennsylvanian. The Packers change trains at Pittsburgh and get into a fresh Pullman car for the rest of the New York trip. The arrival at Pittsburgh is scheduled for 11 p.m. and the New York train will be waiting for the Packers to board. The national champions reach New York at 9 a.m. Friday and half a hour later, they leave for Boston over the New York, New Haven and Hartford road. The team arrives in Boston at 3:25 p.m. and will headquarter at the Lennox hotel, one of the leading hostelries in the Massachusetts metropolis. Coach Lambeau has made arrangements to practice his squad at Braves field Saturday morning to get the lay of the land before the whistle blows for Sunday's game with the Braves. The Packers leave Boston for New York Monday at noon. It is about a six hour run to Gotham. Shortly after 6 p.m., the Green Bay squad will be checking at the Lincoln hotel where the Packers will reside during their two week stay in the metropolitan district. Green Bay faces the Giants at the Polo grounds in New York on Sunday, Nov. 20; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, the Packers will display their gridiron wares against the Dodgers at Ebbets field, Brooklyn, and Sunday, Nov. 27, the Bays tangle with Ken Strong and company at Stapleton, Staten Island. The Sunday following the Staten Island contest Dec. 4, Green Bay is scheduled against the Spartans at Portsmouth, in what promises to be one of the feature contests of the 1932 pro league race. The Packers complete their regular schedule in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 11, playing the Bears at Wrigley field.
BAYS INCREASE LEAD
NOV 9 (Columbus, OH) - Having passed the 100 point mark with three to spare, the Green Bay Packers continue to build up their lead in the NFL scoring race. The Packers now have 103 points while Portsmouth with 67 is far back in second place. The Bears are third with 62 points. In the defensive department, the Bears with only 24 points scored on them all season lead the field. The Packers with 26 points are second defensively. Stapleton has had 105 points scored against it to present the worst defensive record of the league so far this season.
CHAFF 'N CHATTER
NOV 10 (Appleton Post-Crescent) - Richard S. Davis of Milwaukee's Journal who writes a daily column and does almost any kinds of excellent writing for the down state paper has occasionally covered and attended Packer games at Green Bay. The other evening he unburdened himself about some of the Packers, where and how they got certain nicknames and other monickers. Here's what he says: Take, for example, "Sea Pig" Hubbard, whose weight is anywhere from 260 pounds up. How did that "Sea Pig" come about? I'm telling you. A bitter game was going on and the ample Mr. Hubbard was bushed. He was, in fact, spent and gasping on the turf, a man mountain temporarily reduced to the potency of a mole hill. A lady in the stands - not the Green Bay stands - looked down and saw him heaving there. And she shrieked, as ladies will, "Take that sea pig out of there!" Mr. Hubbard immediately leaped to his feet but it was too late. The name has stuck. "Joe College" Gantenbein, whereas it should be Milton. That is because the spry Mr. Gantenbein is but recently of the University of Wisconsin, where he learned to scoff at garters and other symptoms of an effete civilization. "Uncle Tom" Nash, as ardent Packer fans will readily guess, is so called because of his southern drawl, his weary shuffle and his languid attitude in comparative repose. "Taxi Mike" Michalske earned that euphoious handle in the days of his courting. He was prodigal, the legend says, in his attention to the lady who is now Mrs. Michalske. Every morning he called and escorted her to work in a ticking chariot and in the evening he took her home the same way. "Punch Drunk" Stahlman - manifestly an exaggeration, but they do say that this lineman is so earnest about his work that there are moments, after the Stahlman head has bent the sturdiest ribs of the enemy, when the imposing turret is not precisely as clear as a bell. "Iron Worker" Comstock, christened Rudy and look at the difference between him and that other Rudy, is a steel worker in Ohio when steel is being worked in Ohio and Mr. Comstock is not engaged in creating great gaps in the foremen's forward wall. Johnny "Screwball" Blood - whence that "Screwball"? Well, sir, it's this way - Mr. Blood is a bit of an eccentric. He is inclined to cut capers. Once upon a time, after a big game in the east, Mr. Blood and his zippy playmates went for rest and recreation to a night club. And they found considerable success. One of the entertainers was a lad who sang and danced but was not, as the saying goes, so hot. Mr. Blood, in his impetuous way, gave the young man the bird. And was forthwith challenged to get up on the stage and do better. Which he did, and much better. The finish of the Blood exhibition, it is related, was a cartwheel which landed the incomparable end plop in his chair at the edge of the platform. It was a touchdown that counted far more than the customary six points. The night club, from then on, was definitely Mr. Blood's. And "Whitey" Woodin, guard emeritus, why is he known a "Teardrops"? If you must know, it is because the Packers once lost a game to Pottsville. And the disconsolate warriors went out of town on a bus. And all the way to New York Mr. Woodin wept, in the hearttrending fashion of the college boy. Incidentally, the other Packers were highly pleased that they had caught him at it. For "Teardrops" Woodin is himself the source of most of the game listed here.
PACKERS LEAVE FOR TILT WITH BOSTON ELEVEN
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers, seeking a fourth straight National league championship, left for the East this morning where they play four games in three weeks along the Atlantic seaboard before heading toward the West again to meet the Portsmouth Spartans and Chicago Bears at their own fields. The schedule is one of the toughest ever mapped out for the Packers. Heading into the East they have a lead over the field but defeats in two games would push them from the top. After facing Boston on Sunday the Packers meet the New York Giants the following weekend. On Thanksgiving day they face the Brooklyn Dodgers and on Nov. 27 they play at Staten Island. Portsmouth and Chicago games follow on the two following Sundays. A squad of 22 players, Coach Lambeau, Bud Jorgenson, property manager, and George W. Calhoun, team secretary, were on the train when it left the Milwaukee road station at 7 o'clock. The team will be in Boston in time to practice on the Braves' field Saturday.
CLARK HOLDS LEAD
NOV 10 (New York) - Earl (Dutch) Clark of the Portsmouth Spartans has passed Bronko Nagurski, the Chicago Bears' big line bucker, in the race for ground gaining honors in the NFL. Clark has gained 383 yards in eight games while the ex-leader, who has held in check last Sunday, has dropped to fourth place with 283 yards. Two Stapleton players hold second and third places. Bob Campiglio has gained 300 yards and Doug Wyckoff 295. Arnold (Flash) Herber of Green Bay leads the passers, having completed 14 passes in 24 attempts. Ray Flaherty, end of the New York Giants, has caught 12 tosses for gains of 215 yards. George Hughes, Boston's Hawaiian halfback, holds the edge over Clark Hinkle of Green Bay in punting with an average of 47 yards. Red Grange of the Bears and Jack Grossman of Brooklyn share the scoring lead with 30 points each.
PACKER SQUAD IN BOSTON FOR LEAGUE BATTLE
NOV 10 (New York) - After an uneventful trip from Green Bay, the Packer football squad changed trains here this morning and departed at 9:30 for Boston, where on Sunday they will clash with the Braves in a NFL game. The players were in the best of spirits as they detained from a special Pullman attached to the Pennsylvania's crack Pittsburgh-New York limited, grabbed a bit of breakfast and then jumped aboard the N.Y.N.H. and H. train, which will take them to Boston...PROVIDES FOR CHANGE: According to several veterans, who have made a number of Packer eastern invasions, this trip was the best arranged as it provides changes of cars, which eliminated a continuous journey in one Pullman. The Packers traveled in a combination coach from Green Bay to Chicago. There a change was made into a different car on the Pennsylvania road. The Packers used this until Pittsburgh, where they took a pure-aired Pullman for New The Bay players spoke frequently about the enthusiastic sendoff they received home and all of them hoped that they could bring home the bacon to please the most loyal football fans in the country...VISITED BY SCRIBES: Several Milwaukee sport scribes said "Hello" to the squad during the short stop in the Cream City and the Bays carried with them the best wishes of Ollie Kuechle, Stoney McGlynn and Russ Winnie. There were a few pro football fans at the Union station in
Chicago and included among them was George Halas, president of the Chicago Bears. Halas recently returned from a two week eastern trip as his clubs played in Boston and New York. The Bear mogul is expecting a tough battle this Sunday when his Bruins tackle the Portsmouth Spartans at Wrigley field. Quarterback Harry O'Boyle got quite a play from his teammates during the trip as he has pretty close connections at Holy Cross. The Crusaders play Harvard at Cambridge on Saturday and a number of the Packers would like to take in the combat via the pass route. These Packers are just like the motorman who has a day's vacation and takes a street car ride...CAREY TO MEET PACKERS: George Carey, former coach at St. Norberts college, is expected to be one of the early greeters of the Packers at Boston. In 1921 Carey was connected with the Packers in an advisory capacity and he has been a strong booster for the champions ever since. Carey has seen the Boston pro club in action several times this season. When the Packers reached New York, a representative of the Lincoln hotel was on hand to extend greetings and he carried the news that the Chicago Cardinals are stopping at his hotel. Jack Chevigny's crew will be there next week at the same time as the Packers. If the Brooklyn, New York and Stapleton players also gathered, the professional footballers could stage a convention and put several officials on the black list.
NOV 11 (Boston) - The Green Bay Packers, leaders of the NFL, arrived here this afternoon at 3:25 over the New York, New Haven and Hartford. Coach E.L. Lambeau hustled his squad to the Lennox hotel. The Wisconsin team will have a blackboard drill this evening and Saturday morning will work out at Braves field.
PACKERS WORK HARD FOR TILT WITH BOSTON
NOV 12 (Boston) - The largest crowd that ever witnessed a professional football game in Boston is expected to comfortably fill Braves field on Sunday when Lud Wray's Boston entry in the NFL gives battle to the pace-setting Green Bay Packers, who have won three pennants in a row and seem headed for another one. Sunday's game has created no end of interest here and the football enthusiasts of Bean Town are all eager to get a look at that mighty team from the middle west. At least there is the pen picture that Art Duffy, sports columnist on the Boston Post, drew up in Friday night's paper...GAME WELL PROMOTED: The Boston Braves' management has spent a lot of money promoting the game. Good-sized advertisements are being carried in all the daily papers. There are eight of them and huge display bills have been distributed far and near all over the city. Coach E.L. Lambeau and his Green Bay squad arrived here Friday afternoon, getting off at the Back Bay station, which is only a few blocks from the Lenox hotel. Soon after their arrival, the national champions held a blackboard drill, at which time plays to be used in Sunday's game were talked over. All the Packers checked in O.K. after the long trip except Clark Hinkle, who had a couple of cinders in his eye. The injured optic was given immediate attention and he was on hand for Saturday morning's practice, which was held at a high school park near the hotel, instead of Braves' field as originally scheduled, due to the fact that Lambeau had thought it best to stage a secret drill rather than work out before a throng of spectators, some of whom might happen to be Boston players...READY FOR PACKERS: The Braves have been looking better in every game they have played this season. That was the word given to Coach Lambeau by one of the Packers' self-appointed scouts. What's more the information reached the Bay squad that Lud Wray, the Boston mentor, has been pointing his team for the Packer game. If the Braves could take the Packers her Sunday, Boston will be sold on professional football. Weather reports are not any too encouraging, as a northeasterner is reported to be headed up the New England coast. If it should be a dry field the fans will be treated to some superlative punting as Johnny Hughes, the Boston quarterback from the Washington U, has outbooted every
opponent this fall. However, Arnie Herber and Clark Hinkle got off some sixty yarders in practice Saturday morning so evidently Mr. Hughes will probably fine some one crowding him for the kicking limelight. From all appearance there will be a lot of collegiate footballers at Sunday's game. The Boston management has invited both the Harvard and Holy Cross squads to attend and there will also be teams from Western Maryland, Boston college, Boston university, Tufts and Bowdoin. The Western Maryland and Bowdoin squads are also stopping at the Lenox hotel...OWNER BRINGS PARTY: George Marshall, owner of the Braves, who has a chain of laundries in Washington and New York, is bringing a part of 50 from the national capitol here to see the Braves and Packers clash. Mr. Marshall is taking his pro football party seriously, and according to gossip heard along the pro football grapevine, he has promised each of his players a "double X" note if they hand Green Bay its first defeat of the season. As usual the Packers are worrying a bit about the officiating. Referee Halloran comes from Providence but both Umpire Lowe and Head Linesman Rooney are Boston products. Halloran has worked before in Packer game in the east (twice at Providence) but Lowe and Rooney are newcomers on the Green Bay gridiron horizon.
GREEN BAY OPENS EASTERN INVASION AGAINST BOSTON ON SUNDAY
NOV 13 (Boston) - With seven straight victories and one tie for their season's record, the Green Bay Packers, leaders in the National Professional league were to face Lud Wray's Boston Braves here Sunday afternoon. It was to Green Bay's first appearance in the city of culture and beans, and the first stop on this season's swing through the east. In the next three weeks the Packers will also face New York, Brooklyn, Stapleton and Portsmouth before returning to Chicago to close their season. Green Bay's appearance in the Hub has created considerable interest, and the largest crowd of the season will be out to see the mighty men of the north perform. Green Bay's reputation is well established in this football crazy town, perhaps the hottest football town in the country. The Packers, who arrived here late Friday, took a light workout Saturday afternoon. All the men were in good shape. Although the Braves do not figure to win any championship this year, they have improved with every start. They have one of the best defensive records in the league and with an offense that has been speeded up week by week, they figure to give the Packers a real argument. Lud Wray, coach of the Boston team, is not a stranger to Wisconsin football fans. He was at the head of the ill-fated Pennsylvania team that came to Madison in 1930 and lost, 27 to 0. In mid-season, he resigned.