Boston Redskins (5-4-1) 20, Green Bay Packers (4-5-1) 7
Sunday November 19th 1933 (at Boston)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(BOSTON) - Jim (Sweet) Musick was very much in tune Sunday afternoon at Fenway park and this husky gridder from Southern California, with his bone crushing tactics, paved the way for Lone Star Dietz's Redskins to scalp the Green Bay Packers 20 to 7 in a well played encounter before a crowd that approximated about 12,000 in paid admissions. The aggressive Musick accounted for two touchdowns, innumerable first downs, added another point via the goal kick route. Ernie Pinckert made the other marker for Boston when early in the third stanza he intercepted a Green Bay pass in midfield and scampered the rest of the way to the goal posts. It seemed as if every Packer except Coach Lambeau and Trainer Jorgenson had their hands on him but the elusive Ernie wormed his way successfully even after being knocked off his pins a couple of times. Boston had its Musick, Battles, Pinckert, et al, but Green Bay had its Monnett and what a game the former Michigan State halfback put up. Time after time he was cheered by the Boston crowd for his exceptional ball carrying.
MONNETT GETS AWAY
It was Monnett who put the Packers on their way to their only touchdown when he received the kickoff after the Boston score in the third frame and weaved his way down the field some 75 yards for the longest run of the game. On this scamper Monnett sidestepped a half dozen of George Marshall's high priced gridders and it took about three of them to run the Green Bay back out of bounds within speaking distance of the touchdown zone. The Packer flash took a pounding during the final half but he came up smiling every time and when the final whistle blew a couple of the Boston players came over and patted him on the back. It was an ideal day for football - clear and crisp and the sun helped warm up some of the box seaters who were parked along the sidelines. The groundkeepers worked wonders with the playing field despite the fact that it had snowed and rained right up until early in the morning. The gridiron was productive of fast play and the spectators were treated to some brilliant open field. The Packers did most of the air tossing but every now and then the Redskins would take to the air and a few of their passes clicked. Dietz, the Boston mentor, put in a special defense to bottle up the Packers' overhead drive but the Bays clicked on a number of passes and this threat had the crowd sitting on edge, particularly in the early part of the fourth quarter when it seemed as if the Wisconsin outfit was going to pull the game out of the fire.
MUSICK RIDES HIGH
The Boston club had a splendid day and it seemed as if nearly everything the Redskin field general attempted got off on the right foot. Of course, Boston always had an ace in the hole in Musick and when a few yards were needed the old Trojan warhorse would be given the apple and he would go places. The Bays fought hard every inch of ground and it was only Musick's superb human leg power that got him yardage. Twice the Bays made goal line stands against Musick and company that were dandies. On the last three plays of the first quarter, the Packers slowed up Musick without much yardage but on the first rush of the second period he plunged over for the opening touchdown. In the last few minutes of play Musick again delivered the mail but it was only after a struggle and it took him four rushes to pull the trick. Head Linesman Ed Scoles came in for a lot of boos from the throng for some of his decisions and his offside penalty calls hurt the Packers in the pinches. Once this official ruled offsides on the Bays after Engelmann had snagged a pass for a 20 yard gain well in the Boston territory and the Packers nearly went wild. There was little to complain about the other officials. However, Field Judge Bill Shupert probably will remember the game as long as he lives. The field judge also keeps time and something went wobbly with his watch about midway in the second quarter. It showed that the 15 minutes of actual play had expired and time for the half was up. So he called it. A second later the coaches from both teams were running out on the field, accompanied by substitutes and other bench warmers, and there was a great pow wow in the center of the gridiron. Field Judge Shupert took another look at his watch and saw the minute hand running around in circles. So it was agreed to call the teams back. Some of the players were down in the dressing rooms and further delay cropped out. It is safe to say that about a thousand of the spectators missed the final minutes of the second quarter as they were downstairs munching hot dogs and washing it down with other liquid than water.
NEW PACKER PATIENTS
The Packer hospital list took on some other patients. Michalske should not have played but went in and suffered quite a beating. Lon Evans' knee was hurt badly while Roger Grove was bruised and battered from head to foot. Van Sickle played nearly all the final frame with a couple of broken ribs, as Coach Lambeau had no other guard to substitute for him. Boston won the toss and chose to receive from the "home plate" end of the gridiron. LaPresta ran the ball back to the 25 and then Boston proceeded to chalk up a first down. On the third play of the game Evans injured his knee and Michalske replaced him. Herber also was rushed into the game for Engelmann. Starting the next series of plays LaPresta fumbled and Ben Smith recovered for Green Bay on Boston's 36. The Packers made a first down but then Goldenberg fumbled and the ball went to the
Redskins on their own 18. Boston punted immediately to Grove, who was dumped on his own 37. After two rushes, Herber booted to Battles who galloped back to the 45 yard line before Sarafiny tossed him out of bounds. Musick raced to the Bays' 33 but the Packers braced and took the ball on downs after two Boston passes went sour. After several exchanges of punts with little gain for either side, Battles got off a great kick which was downed by Riley on Green Bay's 10. The Packers punted to Battles, who came back to Green Bay's 34. Here Musick got in his dirty work and in several plays smashed his way to the Packers' one yard line when time was called for the quarter. A Packer offside helped a lot in giving the Redskins yardage in the pinch. On the first play of the second quarter Musick plunged over for a touchdown but the attempt to convert the extra point failed. Monnett ran back the next kickoff to Green Bay's 30. The Packers couldn't gain and Herber punted. The Redskins started action on their own 32. After a first down, the Dietz men clicked on an aerial and they had the ball on the Packers' 46. Herber then intercepted a forward pass and the Packers started a march down the field.
PASSES INTO END ZONE
After a couple of first downs, a long pass into the end zone by Herber gave Boston the ball on its own 20. Musick got a first down at the 32 and Battles added a couple when halftime was called prematurely. When hostilities were resumed, Musick got another ten yards and then followed with another to the Bays' 44. Battles got away to the Packers' 27. Here Green Bay stiffened and three thrusts netted a scant yardage. Battles' attempted placekick rolled out of bounds on Green Bay's 3-yard line. Hinkle got a man sized boot and the ball rolled to Boston's 34. The remaining minutes saw little advancing on either side and when halftime was called Boston had the ball on its own 15. The Packers opened the third quarter by kicking off to LaPresta, who came back to the Boston 23. Battles booted to Monnett and he picked up 15 yards. With the ball on Green Bay's 33, Herber got loose for a seven-yard gain. Then Monnett got away for a first down and Hinkle added nine more. It looked as if a Green Bay offensive was under way, but Ernie Pinckert nipped it in the bud as he snagged a Green Bay pass and ran for a touchdown. This changed the whole complexion of the game. Musick added the extra point. Boston kicked off to Monnett, who raced down the field to Boston's 17, where LaPresta and several others manhandled him out of bounds. Herber got seven, Monnett two and then Hinkle in two rushes made it first down for the Bays on the Boston five. Herber picked up two, then Hinkle for one and on the next play went across standing up. Monnett kicked the goal. Hinkle kicked off to Musick and he was stopped on his 30. Boston could not gain and both teams played a feeding game and punting frequently, hoping for a break. When time was called for the quarter, the oval was in Boston's possession on its own 10-yard stripe.
HIT STONE WALL
After an exchange of kicks in the fourth quarter, the Bays tried to rush but bumped into a stone wall. A Packer punt went out of bounds on the Boston 44. Three plays netted four for the Redskins and Hokuf booted out on the Green Bay 15. Three Packer passes put the ball in midfield but an offside penalty called by the head linesman checked the Packer offensive. Two other skywards went astray and Hinkle booted to Battles, who fumbled but Apsit covered for Boston on the 25-yard line. Here Boston started a touchdown parade and it never stopped until Musick crashed over the goal line. Two passes played a prominent part in the offensive. The goal was kicked. Dilweg received the Boston kickoff and came back 12 yards. Hinkle got a first down. Then somehow Rudy Comstock got his hands on a forward pass and started to amble somewhere. However, one of the officials spotted Comstock as an ineligible receiver and the ball was given to Boston in midfield as the final whistle blew.
GREEN BAY - 0 0 7 0 - 7
BOSTON - 0 6 7 7 - 20
2ND - BOST - Jim Musick, 1-yard run (Kick failed) BOSTON 6-0
3RD - BOST - Ernie Pinckert, 65-yard interception return (Musick kick) BOSTON 13-0
3RD - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 1-yard run (Bob Monnett kick) BOSTON 13-7
4TH - BOST - Musick, 3-yard run (Muisck kick) BOSTON 20-7
RECEIVERSHIP OF PACKERS TO BE CONTINUED
NOV 20 (Green Bay) - Proceedings designed to preserve the status quo of the Green Bay Football corporation were ordered by Circuit Judge Henry Graass this morning after A.B. Fontaine, attorney for Willard Bent, a creditor of the corporation, had challenged the action of its officials in turning over to Leland Joannes, president, a $1,500 payment of a note received from the Chicago Bears. A previous court order had enjoined all creditors from bringing action to enforce their claims. Bent secured the judgment of approximately $5,000 against the corporation as the result of a suit for personal injuries received in a fall from the bleachers at City Stadium during a game in 1932. The suit is now pending in Supreme Court...ADVANCED MONEY ON NOTE: Last fall when the Packers plays the Bears in Chicago, the Bear management gave a note of $1,500 in payment as the Packers' guarantee. Leland Joannes advanced the money to the Green Bay Football corporation and took the note as security. After the Bear game three weeks ago, a settlement was made on the note and the money was turned over to Joannes. Bent, through his counsel, claims that this sum should have gone to the receiver, for the benefit of all creditors. Counsel for Joannes claimed the transaction was between him and the Bears and that the money did not represent part of the Packer revenue. Another note is also involved. Joannes advanced $2,500, and in return was given the club franchise and player contracts as collateral. This action was ratified by the directors, and, Bent clams, illegally. He asks return of the collateral to the receiver...CLIFFORD ISSUES STATEMENT: Attorney G.F. Clifford, counsel for the Football corporation, made the following statement: "At the close of last season, in payment of gate receipts, the corporation received a check which, on deposit, was returned N.S.F. We already had issued salary and other checks against this credit, and it was immediately necessary that the back is protected. At that time, Mr. Joannes, who had already become an endorser to the extent of $3,500 personally, agreed that he would secure the bank if given sufficient protection. He endorsed paper for an additional $2,500 for salary and other accounts, on the assumption that we could make the Bears immediately make good. That was impossible, and we were compelled to take a note. The bank insisted that the Packer note be taken up, and Mr. Joannes personally assumed the debt, on the express agreement that the note given the Packer corporation by the outside club be assigned to him. He was given the franchise as security. This agreement was made by the executive committee in January, and ratified by the board of directors in February. At the time the club played here this fall, Mr. Jonet, the receiver, presented the note to the club's manager, who paid it to Mr. Joannes, and the football corporation's indebtedness to him was reduced by $1,500. This money was owing to Mr. Joannes, the football corporation still owes him $1,500, which it believes it is morally obligated to pay. He has repeatedly come to the corporation's assistance, and has done more for it in a financial
way than anyone connected with the corporation."
MUSICK AND BATTLES STOLE THE WHOLE SHOW - CURLY LAMBEAU
NOV 20 (Boston) - We lost here Sunday to the hardest running backfield I have ever seen in professional football. Two months ago we faced this same backfield at Green Bay - Musick, Battles and Pinckert and thought we knew what to expect. It have us plenty of trouble. But Sunday those boys ran even harder. Musick ripping through the center of our line and Battles slashing off the tackles, with superlative blocking from Pinckert, gave us the busiest afternoon in several season. They never seemed to be down. I can't help but feel after seeing such an exhibition that the future of professional football as a major sport is assured. It can't help but grow. Unfortunately we weren't at our best strength Sunday although I don't say that this necessarily means we would have won otherwise. Mike Michalske played most of the game despite a touch of stomach flu that kept him in bed most of the week. He had lost 12 pounds. Evans, who started at guard, lasted only a few plays when he had to come out with a bad knee. Van Sickle played 25 minutes with several cracked ribs, and Gantenbein and Bruder, both injured at Portsmouth, were in no shape to play at all. We had the misfortune, too, of having several bad penalties called at critical times. On Boston's first touchdown we had offside called against us twice inside the five-yard line. Several other times on long gains we made the play was recalled. It's little things that decide football games, and a little thing helped decide this one. On the pass that Pinckert intercepted and ran back 65 yards for Boston's second touchdown, a pass only a foot higher would have gone over his head and probably given us a touchdown. Our received was clear and behind Pinckert when the Boston man took the ball. Incidentally, it was the first pass in five years that an opponent intercepted and ran back across the goal on us. It just looks like our jinx year. About everything unusual that can happen to a football team has happened to us. We still have our fight, however, and next Sunday against New York may have a different story to tell. I hope so.
GLENN PRESNELL IS AGAIN LEADING GRID LOOP SCORING LIST
NOV 21 (Columbus, OH) - Glenn Presnell, the Portsmouth quarterback, has moved out slightly ahead of Ken Strong, New York Giants' husky, in their tight race for NFL scoring honors, but both today were turned to regard a distinct threat from the rear. By nailing two touchdowns and kicked a pair of extra points against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jim (Sweet) Musick of Boston stepped from fifth into third place, ten points behind the flying Presnell and only six points in back of Strong...PRESNELL BREAKS TIE: Although they lost ground, neither Presnell nor Strong was idle Sunday. The Portsmouth ground gained scored all of his team's seven points against Cincinnati, and broke a tie for first place in the scoring list which has existed for several weeks. Strong got but three points, on a field goal, but that offensive gesture nailed down the hopes of the Chicago Bears in their 3 to 0 trimming at New York. Bob Monnett of Green Bay picked up a lone point at the expense of Boston and moved a notch neared the bottom rung of the "big five", consisting of Presnell, Strong, Musick, Buckets Goldenberg of the Packers and Shipwreck Kelly of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Monnett trails Kelly, last of the five top notchers, by nine points. Goldenberg still holds the lead in touchdown scoring with seven, while Strong and Musick have kicked the most extra points, 11 apiece. Presnell's five field goals lead the league in that department...MOST PLAYERS SCORER: Scoring diversity still is held by New York, 10 players of that team having broken into the column. Other teams are represented by the following number of men: Green Bay, nine; Boston, eight; Pittsburgh and Brooklyn, seven each; Portsmouth, Cardinals and the Bears, six each; Philadelphia, five, and Cincinnati, four. Carter of the Philadelphia Eagles broke into the scoring list with a flourish, getting two touchdowns in his team's rout of Pittsburgh. New touchdown scorers last Sunday were Pinckert of Boston, Corzine of Cincinnati and Woodruff of the Eagles. Lee of Cincinnati kicked a field goal, the deciding margin in his squad's defeat of the Portsmouth Spartans.
PACKERS ARE DRILLING FOR N.Y. CONTEST
NOV 21 (New York) - A determined squad of Packers set forth at DeWitt Clinton field this morning to start their practice for the game with the Giants at the Polo Grounds this Sunday. Successive defeats at the hands of the Portsmouth Spartans and the Boston Redskins have put Coach Lambeau's men at the stage of growling and every member of the outfit is determined to do or die in the weekend encounter. The players met with Coach Lambeau Monday night in a team meeting and he read the riot act. Mistakes of the Boston game here were talked over thoroughly and individual players were asked to explain why they failed to click on a couple of plays that possibly might have changed the defeat into victory, particularly early in the fourth period when the Redskins were only leading by a single score and the Packers seemed to have them on the run under a barrage of forward passes...LAMBEAU WARNS THE PACKERS: The Packers have been missing signals in their last two games. Coach Lambeau issued a warning at last night's meeting that any players failing to carry out their assignments in the Giant encounter would be immediately withdrawn from the game and that it might be an expensive exit for the individual. With one or two exceptions, the squad was intact for the practice and, after the warming up exercises, which included the usual game of touch football, Coach Lambeau inserted five new plays which he figures should help move the yardsticks against the New Yorkers. Hinkle and Goldenberg will do the ball carrying in these formations of spinner movements near the center of the forward wall. Copies of the Boston papers reached here Monday night and the news hounds quickly have them the once over. Most of the ink bouquets were tossed in the direction of the Redskins and the writers spilled a lot of words comparing the games of last year and this as it gave them a vehicle to show the improvement of professional football in the Hub. Dave Horan, sport columnist in the Boston Herald, quoted Lone Star Dietz of the Redskins as follows: "We won a great game against Green Bay. My club displayed its best form of the season and, never in my football career, have I seen such an exhibition of line plunging as Jim Musick cut loose against the Packers."...WHIP ANY CLUB: "I honestly think my team could have whipped any club in the country on Sunday. Don't underestimate the Packers. They have a top notch outfit but have been jinxed all season. Lambeau's team fumbled several times at crucial stages against us and, if the Packers had held tight to the ball, it might have been a different story. Monnett, the Green Bay half, is the fastest running back I have gazed upon in the professional league. What's more he can take it. We hit him hard, play after play, but he always came up smiling." Hank Bruder and Milt Gantenbein will see action against the Giants. Gantenbein begged Coach Lambeau to get into the Boston tilt but the Bay mentor figured the extra week of rest would put him on edge to raise havoc with Steve Owen's team. Bruder's injured shoulder is mending slowly but now he can raise his arm above his head, and all signs indicate that he will be ready to go this weekend. The Packers always played good football at the Polo Grounds and Coach Lambeau is pulling every string possible to have his squad uncork the usual high class Green Bay brand this weekend. The Packers made their initial appearance in Gotham in 1926 and whipped the Mara-men 7 to 0. In 1929, the Bays sewed up their championship with a decisive 20 to 6 triumph...BRUDER SCORED TOUCHDOWN: In 1930 New York upset the Bays 13 to 6 but the following year Hank Bruder nipped a pass for a touchdown which gave Green bay a 14 to 10 victory. Last fall, the Packers started their slide from the top by taking it on the chin, 6 to 0. New York hasn't dropped a game on its home lot this fall and it would be a quite a feather in the Packers' hat if they could pull off the trick. Early in the season, New York smeared Philadelphia, 56 to 0, and then the Gothamites took Brooklyn, 21 to 7. After being away a week, Owens and company returned to the Polo Grounds and proceeded to knock off Portsmouth, Boston and the Chicago Bears, three of the strongest elevens on the post graduate gridiron, on successive Sundays. Every club has a letdown and the Bays expect to pull the trick this weekend. At least, that is the talk among the players, all of whom seem to be developing a winning complex again and, if the squad should get clicking on all eleven once more it is an even money bet that Bo Molenda won't be grinning from ear to ear when the final whistle toots this weekend. Arrangements have been completed for the Stapleton game on Thanksgiving day and the Staten Islanders are promising to greet the Bays with other things than turkey legs a week from Thursday. Dan Blaine and his associates are counting on Green Bay to attract the largest crowd of the season at Thompson's "lumber yard" stadium.
PACKERS GET NEWS BARRAGE FROM SCRIBES
NOV 22 (New York) - These are busy days for Coach E.L. Lambeau and his Packers. Between morning workouts, afternoon blackboard talks and personal appearances at newspaper offices and broadcasting stations, the Green Bay footballers are being kept on the jump. Tim Mara, owner of the New York Giants, is a kingpin when it comes to pulling strings along Broadway in a publicity way and he is going the limit to get Sunday's game before the public. As a matter of fact, the boss of the Giants expects Sunday's game to be his biggest of the season. Packer players are talking over the air nightly and appointments are numerous at the various newspapers. John Kiernan, dean of the Gotham columnists, went into a huddle with Coach Lambeau, Bob Monnett and Buckets Goldenberg Tuesday afternoon. This was an exceptional honor, because as a rule Kiernan doesn't bother with interviews. However, he has always had a soft spot in his heart for the Packers and each fall goes out of his way to talk "turkey" with several of the players. It was Kiernan who last year pictured the Packers as the most colorful professional aggregation in the country...CUT FANCY CAPERS: This morning the Bays went through their practice stunts before a battery of cameras which included photomen from three of the leading papers and two of the newsreel services. The Bayites cut loose with some fancy stuff while "stills" and "actions" were snapped of nearly every member of the squad including Trainer Bud Jorgenson as he dashed around with water bottles and other implements of his profession. From present indications there will be several notables on the Packer bench Sunday afternoon at the Polo Grounds, as Jimmy Crowley, the Fordham coach, intends to park at Curly Lambeau's elbow all during the game. Here in the east the line between college and professional football isn't so tightly drawn as it is in the Western conference area. George Little, who formerly coached at Wisconsin and is serving as athletic director at Rutgers, will also be among those present with the Packer reserves. Rutgers is playing at Princeton on Saturday and Little sent word to the Green Bay management that he would like to get another "closeup" of professional football. Coach Lambeau was more than glad to grant his request. We can remember the day in Milwaukee when Little attended a "stopover" banquet for the Packers when the team was en route east and he ducked the camera as he didn't want to stir up a hornets' nest among the powers-that-be at Madison...HOTEL MAN DROPS IN: Tom Coleman, the house officer at the Lincoln hotel, where the Packers stopped previous to this year, dropped in Monday night to say hello to the boys. He made the rounds, shaking hands with all the veterans and being introduced to the newcomers. Coleman kept on looking around and finally asked, "Where is Lew and Jug?" When told they were not with the Packers this year, Coleman said: "Maybe that's why you aren't cutting the buck like in the olden days." Thus you can see that even New York has its drug store coaches. The Packers are smoking heavier these days as Lavvie Dilweg broke loose with a healthy supply of cigars and cigarettes in honor of the new arrival in his family. If Red Dunn has only been on hand to holler "Daddee", the baby party would have been complete. More sport notables are staying at the Victoria, and a number of the Packers have been introduced to Willie Hoppe of billiard fame and Midget Wolgast, the pint sized boxer who has recently returned from a European tour. Gus Sonnenberg, the wrestler who was on the Packer bench when the Bays met the Cardinals in Chicago several weeks ago, took it on the chin at the hands of Jim Browning Monday night, and he was brought back to the hotel much worse for the wear. A couple of Packers went up to the room with him and helped to make Gus comfortable...STICK TO FOOTBALL: It was no easy task. The former Providence Steam Roller star remarked: "If you want something gentle, stick to football" and the Bayites agreed with him. Bob Monnett is suffering from a muscle strain in his right leg but he should shake this off before the whistle blows Sunday. The former Michigan State star right now is the key to the Packer attack and it would be a handicap if he couldn't strut his stuff against the Giants. Ben Smith, who went sixty minutes against Boston, hasn't been out to practice this week as he has a sore chest. Van Sickle is carrying on well despite his injured ribs and is putting in a full practice daily. The new players are working out nicely, although the timing is far from perfect as yet. Hinkle and Goldenberg are getting the drift of the holes on these formations and every one of the Packers thinks that the New York center trio will have to give ground or break a leg standing pat. More spectators are coming out daily to give the Packers the once over in their practice drills, but as the Giants likewise practice in the mornings, Coach Lambeau isn't worrying much about being scouted.
HERBER TAKES SLIGHT LEAD AMONG PASSERS IN NATIONAL CIRCUIT
NOV 22 (New York) - Arnold Herber, green Bay Packers' passing ace, has taken a slight lead in the struggle for individual aerial supremacy in the NFL. Herber completed 35 of 85 tosses for a 41 percent average and a gain of 435 yards. Harry Newman of the New York Giants gained 610 yards on 31 completed tosses in 84 attempts. Glenn Presnell of Portsmouth gained 544 yards on 31 completed passes. Benny Friedman of Brooklun has the best average, but played in only four games to complete 28 in 53. Ken Strong of New York was tied with Presnell for individual scoring honors when the latter gathered points last Sunday. Both have 55 points. Jim Musick of Boston, with 44 points, passed Buckets Goldenberg of Green Bay, who has 42. Cliff Battles of Boston continues to set the pace in ground gaining with 695 yards to 564 for Musick. Presnell passed Newman to take third place with 419 yards against Newman's 393.
SIX PACKERS ON CASUALTY LIST AT N.Y.
NOVEMBER 23 (New York) - If the game with the Giants were played today, Coach Lambeau would only have 16 of his gridders fit for action, as two of his guards, Mike Michalske and Lon Evans, still are on the hospital list along with the right ends, Ben Smith and Milt Gantenbein, and the right halfbacks, Hank Bruder and Bob Monnett. Aside from worrying about other things, the Packer mentor is bothered plenty about his casualties. Lambeau intends to shoot the works against New York and he wants to have his squad on edge for the combat but it is probable that two of the injured, Evans and Smith, will decorate the bench throughout the game. Another group of cameramen invaded Dewitt-Clinton field this morning and the Packers had to go through their practices again for the photographers were were "specials" from a couple of the leading Gotham dailies. One of the photographers camped right on Cal Hubbard's trail, because as he expressed himself, he "wanted to get the big guy bending over."...HEADS FOR CAMERA: Another member of the Packer squad nearly pulled a "Spears" on a cameraman. He warned the picture taker to clear out as the pass was coming near where he was parked but the "photog" who was built along the lines of a well known camera-ite on the Press-Gazette staff, didn't budge and started grinding his film. The signal was called and the end started to cut out and grab the pass. The signal was called and the end started to cut out and grab the pass. It seemed for a minute as if the ball player and camera artist were going to come together but the Packer receiver cut in fast and snagged the ball with his fingertips as he dashed by the photographer with only inches to spare. The last seen of Mr. Picture Man was his retreat outside the wire barrier around the practice field and he was looked daggers at everybody. The New York papers are beginning to give Sunday's game some space and the Giants' publicity agent is making it strong that Green Bay is the only team that won a professional football championship three years in a row. Nothing much is being said about this year's record, although Clark Hinkle and Bob Monnett are both getting considerable play as two of the best backfielders on the post graduate gridiron. News drifting down from the Giants' camp at the Polo Grounds indicated that Coach Steve Owen's greatest trouble these days is to check the epidemic of over-confidence that is sweeping the squad. The New York players think the Green Bay game is as good as won and some of them have started figuring their "cut" in the playoff game for the championship...FOUR GAMES LEFT: The Giants still have four games to play. After Green Bay, Tim Mara's men tangle with Brooklyn on Thanksgiving day and Pittsburgh invades the Polo Grounds Dec. 3. A week later, New York finishes its regular schedule by playing the Eagles in Philadelphia. The Packers and Dodgers should make it tough for New York but the other two games can be classed as "breathers". Steve Owen will have his full force ready to meet Green Bay as Casey Jones, one of the best center flankers in the league, is back in uniform after being on the shelf six weeks with a cracked collar bone. Jones has a fight on his job, however, as Al Reese, a made-over center from Temple college, has been playing brilliant football at the guard position. Reese is of the flying type of ball player and he is blessed with just enough "gab" to talk it up when things get dull...LEAGUE PLAYERS GATHER: Every night, the lobby of the Victoria hotel takes on the earmarks of a professional football players convention as members of the Giant and Dodger squads gather around to talk things over with the Packers and often Jack Reardon, Tom Thorpe and Spider Hennessey, three "big time" officials also sit in at the bull sessions. Assistant Manager Reed asked Coach Lambeau as he saw the players from the three clubs go into a sofa huddle if he thought the boys were talking over an NRA code and the Packer mentor replied: "No. I guess they are putting the league on the pan for the $2 a day meal allowance." About this time of the season talk about all star teams crop up and from the conversation heard between the gridders the selection of an all American professional eleven this fall won't be so tough. Nearly all the gridders agree on Presnell of Portsmouth, Battles of Boston and Strong of New York as three of the backs. The choice for fullback seems to rest between Musick of Boston and Nagurski of the Bears. So far as the Packers are concerned, Musick gets their votes as every member of the squad still remembers what happened in the Hub last Sunday. There isn't much agreement about the ends, as Hewitt of the Bears and Flaherty of the Giants appear to be the cream of the lot. Three tackles, Edwards of Boston, Christenson of Portsmouth and Hubbard of Green Bay, are outstanding. There is a free for all at the guard positions with Gibson of the Giants, Hickman of Brooklyn, Kopcha of the Bears and Hurley of Boston getting the most mention. Hein of the Giants and McNally of the Cardinals are most talked of for center with Randolph of Portsmouth drawing some comment. Evidently, from the Green Bay angle it is going to be a lean all America year but this won't make Coach Lambeau mad.
GIANTS STILL SAFELY AHEAD IN SCORING FOR NATIONAL GRID LEAGUE
NOV 23 (Columbus, OH) - Still leading the offensive pack in the NFL, the New York Giants lost four points to the second place Green Bay Packers Sunday but are still safely ahead with 170 points. The Packers, although defeated by Boston last weekend, boosted their offensive total to 148. Portsmouth kept pace but still is in third place with 107 points. Boston, by its scoring spree at the expense of the Wisconsin gridders, jumped into the fourth spot with 103 points and threaten to oust Portsmouth from its position. The lowest scoring team is the Cincinnati Red eleven, with only 25 points in eight games. On defense, the Brooklyn Dodgers are best, having held opponents to 34 points in seven games. The Bears are second best with 49 scored against them. The most abused teams in the league are the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Eagles, with 181 and 125 points, respectively, chalked up against them.
TICKET SALE IS LARGE FOR PACKER GAME
NOV 24 (New York) - The New York Giants' ticket office reports that the advance sale of tickets for the Green Bay game this Sunday is unusually heavy and Tim Mara, the owner of the Gotham professional eleven, is sticking to his prediction that the Packer gate will be the largest of the season at the Polo Grounds. If Coach Lambeau doesn't ever see any more news photographers, it will be soon enough. There has been a continual parade of camera men to Dewitt Clinton field and they step right into the practice proceedings and ask for this player or that to go through his paces before the lens. Of course the Packer pilot grants requests, but it gets rather annoying after three successive days of picture taking. Tom Thorpe, dean of the officials in the east, will referee the Giant-Packer engagement. In his college days Thorpe was a star halfback at Columbia. He serves as football editor for the New York Journal. Ed. Hastings, Cornell, will be the umpire while Ray Lynch, of Holy Cross, has drawn the field judge assignment. B.A. O'Hara, Massachusetts Tech, will be the head linesman. Cal Hubbard, who knows the officials nearly as well as the rule book, claims they are O.K...WEATHER IS FAIR: The Packers have had great weather for practice all week and members of the team are hoping that the "sunshine brand" will continue over the weekend. The cold snap folded up completely and warm breezes have been blowing in off the ocean. Few of the noon paraders who walk Seventh-ave. ever bother with top coats. As a matter of fact. the golfers are getting in a lick or two on the golf links. Thursday afternoon Coach Lambeau, Lavvie Dilweg, Charlie O'Connor and Paul Reed, the assistant manager of the Victoria hotel, engaged in a foursome over a top notch Long Island course. For the first time since they came east, the Packers had 22 players in uniform this morning. Every gridder participated in the workout and all except Hank Bruder and Lon Evans went the route in a two-hour practice session. Bruder's shoulder still continues to kink when it is used too much. Lon Evans' knee is mending slowly and in a pinch he probably will be ready for some action Sunday. Evans dislikes bench duty and he is even staying awake nights to hot towel his injury and hasten recovery. This is the kind of spirit that makes a gridder popular with the management. Lionel Conacher, crack defenseman of the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, talked things over with Coach Lambeau and some of the players Thursday night. Conacher is one of Canada's greatest athletes and aside from hockey, he takes on a turnon on the football field and baseball diamond. Next year Conacher would like to stage an exhibition of Canadian football against the American type and he suggested that it might be possible to stage the show in Buffalo, N.Y., when the Packers were en route east. Conacher claims the Dominion brand is faster and he is in a good position to judge because for two years, he served as lateral pass instructor at Rutgers college and one of his star pupils was Jack Grossman, who in 1932 while playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers, was one of the leading point scorers in the National league...DRILLS ON OFFENSE: A call for a Friday night "prayer meeting" has been issued by Coach
Lambeau and he intends to go over the entire offensive that he plans to use against the Giants. The usual blackboard talk is scheduled and the individual players will be asked what they are supposed to do on this play or another. Lambeau isn't leaving any stone unturned to have his club "right" Sunday. The Green Bay helmsmen is cracking the whip occasionally. At a recent practice a few of his players weren't even raising a sweat and their sluggishness was slowing up the others. Lambeau called the squad into a huddle and told the gridders that those who didn't care to practice, should turn in their suits. The warning took effect immediately and, for the remainder of the workout, the squad pranced around like a bunch of college freshmen. Joe F. Carr, president of the National league, is expected to attend Sunday's game here but he won't be the guest of Cal Hubbard. Reports from Columbus, Ohio, the home office of the loop executive, said that he would leave for New York tonight. Lou Little, coach of the Columbia university, has invited a group of the Packers to be his guests at the Columbia-Syracuse game on Saturday. This should be quite an exhibition and Coach Lambeau will be present with his spy glasses to look over Cliff Montgomery, the Columbia triple-threat artist, who gets his sheepskin next June...NASH FREQUENT VISITOR: Tom Nash must still have a weak spot in his heart for Green Bay, because he spends more time hanging around the Victoria with his old teammates than at the St. George hotel in Brooklyn, which is the Dodgers' headquarters. The Packers have been trying to bet Tom that Boston takes Brooklyn this Sunday but Nash is just as "Scottie" as ever and he isn't taking any chances with his greenbacks or loose change. New York papers are carrying stories about the Giants switching their battle front for the Packer tilt but the Bayites aren't paying much attention to the yarns as they figure Coach Steve Owens will have his strongest team on the field right from the opening whistle.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
NOVEMBER 24 (Green Bay) - We are nearing the home stretch in the weekly football forecast race and picking up steam right along. Many college teams will wind up their season tomorrow. Others round out the year with games on Thanksgiving day and the following Saturday. In the professional circuit teams have a few games left with the winners in eastern and western sections still in doubt. It probably will be the final week before the champions are decided. Green Bay is out of the running for the western title unless by some miracle the Bears and Portsmouth are beaten in three of their remaining games and Green Bay goes on to win the rest. If the Bears lose to Portsmouth in one of the two games remaining with that team, drop a decision to the Cardinals and then to the Packers, while Portsmouth split with the Bears, and then lose to Pittsburgh and the Packers took the remaining tilts, there would be a jumble on top with Green Bay team sharing first place with the Bears and Portsmouth. That is rather a far-fetched possibility and not very likely, but we mention it as a matter of speculation...MAY BEAT GIANTS: We believe the Packers may snap out of their losing habits Sunday and beat the Giants. They always play good football in New York, and if they start to click and the Giants take them too lightly, it will be a Packer victory. We also will take the Bears against the Portsmouth team in the battle at Chicago.
PACKERS SUED TO RECOVER PAYMENT MADE JOANNES
NOVEMBER 24 (Green Bay) - Proceedings designed to preserve the status quo of the Green Bay Football corporation (Green Bay Packers) were ordered by Circuit Judge Henry Graass this week after A.B. Fontaine, attorney for Willard Bent, a creditor of the corporation, challenged the action of its officials in turning over to Leland Joannes, president, a $1,500 payment of a note received from the Chicago Bears. A previous court order had enjoined all creditors from bringing action to enforce their claims. Bent secured the judgment of approximately $5,000 against the corporation as the result of a suit for personal injuries received in a fall from the bleachers at City Stadium during a game in 1932. The suit is now pending in Supreme Court. Last fall when the Packers plays the Bears in Chicago, the Bear management gave a note of $1,500 in payment as the Packers' guarantee. Leland Joannes advanced the money to the Green Bay Football corporation and took the note as security. After the Bear game three weeks ago, a settlement was made on the note and the money was turned over to Joannes. Bent, through his counsel, claims that this sum should have gone to the receiver, for the benefit of all creditors. Counsel for Joannes claimed the transaction was between him and the Bears and that the money did not represent part of the Packer revenue.
NOV 25 (New York) - Johnny Blood, halfback of the Green Bay Packers, who engage the New York Giants in a professional league football game here on Sunday, reported unfit for practice today and was suspended from the squad. He has been sent home by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The rest of the team is in good shape for tomorrow's contest.
GREEN BAY CRIPPLES ARE READY TO PLAY AGAINST NEW YORK
NOV 25 (New York) - The Packers went through another snappy workout at Dewitt Clinton field this morning before the largest audience of the Gotham visit and the team looked to be in fairly good shape for their National league engagement with the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds Sunday afternoon. It will be play ball at 1 o'clock Green Bay time. Coach Lambeau ran Lon Evans, the Texas guard, quite a while in signal practice and his injured knee seemed to stand up fairly week. He won't start but probably will see some action against Steve Owens and Co. Hank Bruder's status is still uncertain but it is possible that he may get in the game for a few minutes. The rest of the players are fit to go. Bob Monnett has shaken off his "charlie horse", while Mike Michalske again is stepping around lively in practice. The taping on Ben Smith's injured ribs are holding up well and a special harness has been secured for him to use against the Giants...VETERANS ARE NERVOUS: The Green Bay gridders are determined to take the New Yorkers into camp. The youngsters are talking nothing but victory while even some of the vets seem to be more nervous than usual. This is the kind of "pre-battle" stuff that Coach Lambeau likes to have on tap and for the first time in a week, the Bay helmsman seems to have shaken off the gloom clouds which have engulfed him. Reports from the Giant camp indicate that the Mara-men have 22 gridders in perfect physical condition and that Coach Steve Owen is only worrying about the over-confidence of his outfit. The Giants have worked this week on a pass defense by which they hope to break up the Bays' overhead offensive. Hap Moran, who has been a thorn in the side of the Packers ever since he played with Pottsville back in the old days probably will start for New York at left half. Moran has been decorating the the bench most of the season but Steve Owen is
going to turn him loose against the Bays along with Bo Molenda, who is anxious to play sixty minutes. Molenda is the only ex-Packer now living in the Metropolitan section who hasn't dropped around the hotel to say hello. Maybe he figures he will see enough of the Bayites at the Polo Grounds tomorrow...ENCOURAGING SEAT SALE: Tommy Cavanaugh, the Giants' secretary who is in charge of the downtown ticket office, claims the advance seat sale is very encouraging and that with good weather over the weekend, the Packers should attract a bumper throng. There were more than 18,000 paid at the Bear game here last Sunday. Comstock was the center of an amusing incident in the hotel elevator after supper Friday. Along with a couple of other Packers, Comstock got into a "lift" and began to hum one of the popular songs. Lavvie Dilweg remarked: "You're right in turn tonight, Rudy." All the other passengers aboard the elevator popped their eyes and three matrons of middle age started whispering among themselves and giving Comstock soulful glances as they took the Packer lineman for Rudy Vallee, who is knocking 'em dead at the Hollywood restaurant, which is just a stone's throw from the Victoria. The Packers' Rudy got off at the 15th floor and the upward trip continued. One of the ladies was heard to remark: "My, I didn't think Vallee was as chunky as that but hasn't he got wonderful brown hair." About this time the other Packers reached their floor and they got off the lift, laughing so hard that they could hardly navigate to their rooms. Al Sarafiny and Clyde Van Sickle are making the best of their stay in Gotham by seeing New York afoot. Both are players of the "lone wolf" type but they have paired up for their touring and each day they walk miles around, seeing the city and they have footed everywhere from the car ferry slips to the stock market region. The best set of twins on the trip is Monnett and Grove. The Michigan Staters are "roomies" and wherever they go, they are always together. The other day Grove was being paged in the lobby. Cal Hubbard hailed the bell boy, saying: "Add Monnett to the call and you'll get a double tip as these twins never separate." Joe Williams, who does a double column for the New York World Telegram, is going to sit on the Packers' bench Sunday and pen his impressions of professional football from a ringside seat.
PACKERS FACE GIANTS TODAY
NOV 26 (New York) - Professional football fans of this metropolis will have their biggest thrill of he season Sunday when the colorful Green Bay Packers and New York Giants collide at the Polo Grounds. To the Packers, who have won four games, lost five and tied one, which eliminates them from the championship race, the game is just another contest, but to the Giants, who now lead the eastern division of the league with seven victories and three defeats, it is one of the high spots of the season. The Packers have always been tough for the Giants. They should be doubly so this season because of the trimming they took in the first meeting of the season in Milwaukee. Green Bay went through the Boston game a week ago with a crippled battle front. Both Bruder and Gantenbein were hurt at Portsmouth a week previous and Evans hurt his knee on one of the first plays. A week's rest has brought all the boys back, however, and the Packers will take the field with almost their full strength.