Green Bay Packers (4-3-1) 14, Chicago Cardinals (1-6) 6
Sunday November 5th 1933 (at Chicago)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - It's the last round, the fighters are in the center of the ring - Big Cal makes the mistake of leading with his right - the referee ducks and it meets only the air - they go into a clinch, Phantom Phil, calling for help. What? This is the story of a football game? That's right, they called it a football game. Yes, Green Bay won, beating the Chicago Cardinals, 14 to 6, in a comedy of errors, flying fists and terrible officiating. There were flashes of good football, with the Green Bay Packers displaying the class. But there were also many examples of poor football, but both teams. Featuring was a free-for-all in the third period that threatened to turn the game into a riot, with spectators and fans milling about the field. Cal Hubbard was the center of it all. Many fists were swung, but strangely enough, few counted. It came about when Meyer Morris, Rock Island umpire, meant to say one thing - and said another, leading to a ruling by Referee George Lawrie that would have given the ball to the Chicago Cardinals on the Bay three-yard line.
IN THIRD PERIOD
The play came in the third period. Dick Nebsitt got off a great kick, sending the ball over the head of Roger Grove, Green Bay quarterback. Grove let it roll, never getting within five feet of the ball. Three Cards followed it, Chuck Kassel touching it on the six yard line. Milan Creighton falling on it on the three yard mark. Umpire Morris ran to the six yard line, marking the spot. "A Packer touched it here," he said. Referee Lawrie then shouted: "Cardinals ball," marking the three yard spot. That started the fireworks. Hubbard rushed at Lawrie. He grabbed the official by the shoulders. Other Packer players stormed around. Lawrie wouldn't listen to Cal. Someone started to swing, a pair of players grabbed him. The Cardinal and Packer benches were deserted as everyone rushed to the field. Fans joined the crowd, pushing, shoving and trying to swing. No one was hit, however, the crowd was too dense. Finally Morris, who had been shouting to be heard, was able to get over what he was attempting to say: "I called that wrong", he shouted. "I meant to say a Cardinal touched the ball on the six-yard line. No Packer touched it." Coach E.L. Lambeau, who had ordered his men to leave the field if the first ruling stood, and the rest of the non-players left the field and the game went on, with Lawrie reversing his decision - but giving the ball to the Packers on the one-yard line, instead of the six. They let it go at that and Clark Hinkle punted out.
CARDINALS GO OVER
The Cardinals scored a few moments later, as Hinkle's punt carried only to the 20 yard line against the strong wind. A pass and three line plays scored for the Cards, but Joe Lillard muffed the placekick for the extra point and the Packers held a 7 to 6 lead as they had scored earlier in the period. Green Bay went on to score again in the final period and had a third touchdown taken away from them at the final gun, by another incorrect ruling. In between all the wrangling and poor officiating, there were bits of good football played. The first half had little of the spectacular as the teams bogged around, Chicago playing in Green Bay territory the entire first quarter when they had the wind at their backs and the Packers getting into the Cardinal zone when they had the advantage in the second period. Both sides did threaten in the first half but neither team could show a sustained attack, Chicago gaining a net of 22 yards by running play and Green Bay having a net of 26 yards lost. Cal Hubbard, who seemed to be the center of all the excitement here, paved the way to Green Bay's touchdown in the third period. He recovered a fumble by Dick Nesbitt on the Cardinal 29 yard line. The Cardinals had been pushed back when Kurth and Gantenbein downed Lillard for a 23 yard loss on a fourth down and the Packers got the ball in midfield, punting to the Card 24 yard mark.
GAINS EIGHT YARDS
Nesbitt picked up four and fumbled, Cal recovering. Bob Monnett hit right guard for an eight yard gain. He hit the same spot on a similar play, going through a wide hole opened by Comstock, Kurth and Dilweg, and raced 22 yards to score, no one touching him, as he ran to the goal, Michalske doing some fine blocking to help clear the way. Monnett then kicked the extra point and the Packers led, 7 to 0. A few minutes later came the now famous dispute with the reversed decision, followed by Hinkle's kick out. The Cardinals took the ball on their own 21. Lillard passed to Creighton, who smashed ahead to the Packer six yard line. Nesbitt picked up a yard. Moe hit the line for another short gain and Lillard tried the middle to put the ball on the two-yard line. Nesbitt then rammed his way over for a touchdown but Lillard couldn't kick the extra point, the ball spinning low and to one side, and the Packers held a 7 to 6 lead.
PACKERS AGAIN SCORE
Green Bay continued to threaten and the Cardinals couldn't gain an inch through the Packer line or through passes. Many time big Cal put the Hubbard
squash on enterprising backs who tried to cut through the middle. At other stages Michalske, Comstock and Dilweg featured in plays to throw the Cardinal ball carriers for a loss. Late in the fourth period Hinkle made a great one-handed catch to intercept a pass by Hanson on the Cardinals' 30 yard line. Monnett charged through the line for five yards. Two plays failed but another, a pass from Hinkle to Grove, was good to the Cardinals' eight yard mark. Then the Packer powerhouse went into action again. Monnett cracked left guard to the five yard line. He carried it again driving his way like a locomotive to the one yard mark. Hinkle dove over center for a touchdown and Grove kicked the extra point, making the score 14 to 6. Again the Packers started down the field, their forward passing game clicking. Blood and Hinkle made it a first down on the 34. Hinkle tossed a pass to Blood to the 16 yard mark. It was good for another first down and an 18 yard gain. Hinkle tossed a pass to Grove and it was another advance, a first down on the five yard mark. Monnett hit the left side, going out of bounds on the one-foot mark. Hinkle smashed the line for a touchdown, and the headlinesman, Wilfred Smith, called the Cardinals offside. The Packers declined the penalty, but the referee ruled the Packer backs were in motion, making both side in the wrong, so it was called no play. Instead of stopping his watch when the penalty took place, as he should have done, the field judge, Leroy Cigrand, Aurora, let it run and before the play was run again, he shot his gun, ending the game. Rather than start another argument over the points, in which they were right, the Packers let it go at that.
GREEN BAY - 0 0 7 7 - 14
CHI CARDINALS - 0 0 6 0 - 6
3RD - GB - Bob Monnett, 22-yard run (Monnett kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3RD - CHI - Dick Nesbitt, 1-yard run (Joe Lillard kick failed) GREEN BAY 7-6
4TH - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 2-yard run (Grove kick) GREEN BAY 14-6
would like to point out that the Cardinals have probably as good a line as any other team in the league. The club was up on its toes for us and played real football. With this game out of the way, naturally we turn to the game with Portsmouth at Portsmouth next Sunday, the first game on our trip through the east, and, as things have developed, the most crucial game on our schedule. I say it is the most crucial because, with three defeats already up against us, we can't lose another. Boston at Boston a week after Portsmouth will be tough and the Giants at New York a week later will also be tough, but the toughest of the three and therefore, as I see it, the crucial one will be the game with Portsmouth next Sunday. With all our backfield crippled, to whom we must now add our center, Red Bultman, was was hurt here Sunday, I don't know what to think of the Portsmouth game. I know that mentally the boys will be up, but physically, as is so apparent, the club may still be in bad shape. It all depends on how the boys who are now injured come along this week. Now that the Bears lost to Boston and Portsmouth lost to New York, I consider the Packers still very much in the race. We are really only two games behind the Bears and only one behind Portsmouth and if we can win the rest of our games I honestly believe we still have a chance for the championship. It all depends on how our cripples come along this week, for on how they come along this week depends our success against Portsmouth. And as I see it now, that's the crucial game on our schedule.
SPARTAN TEAMS PREPARES FOR PACKER GAME
NOV 7 (Portsmouth) - The Spartans of Portsmouth returned here today, their trip through eastern football sectors completed, and settled down to prepare for the invasion of the Green Bay Packers, their next NFL opponent. The Packers will arrive here Saturday afternoon, according to word from Green Bay, and they will be given an opportunity to practice behind closed gates at Universal stadium prior to game time. The Portsmouth management is anxious to extend every courtesy to the visiting football squad. The Spartans did well on their recent eastern invasion, picking up six victories, some of them in exhibition tilts, and one defeat, at the hands of the New York Giants last Sunday. The lone upset, by a 13 to 10 count, failed to dampen the Portsmouth players' morale, and they predict a decisive victory over Green Bay Sunday. The Spartans are anxious to get a return crack at the Packers as they are still smarting under the unexpected 17 to 0 reversal suffered at Green Bay several weeks ago. But for that loss, Portsmouth would today be leading the league along with Chicago's Bears, and the Spartans are anxious to assume the commanding position which the team's backers feels it deserves. Coach Potsy Clark announced that his squad should be intact for the Green Bay game. Glenn Presnell's arm injury, which he incurred against the Giants Sunday, and which indirectly led to the Portsmouth defeat, is responding to treatment, and Presnell expects to rejoin the team at its Friday practice session. The biggest crowd ever to witness a sporting event here is predicted for Sunday, and extra bleachers are being installed at Universal stadium. Tickets have been on sale for two weeks, and choice reservations already have been picked up, according to Harry T. Snyder, president. While in Portsmouth, the Wisconsin visitors will be quartered at the Hurth hotel.
HUGHITT TO REFEREE
NOV 7 (Columbus, OH) - Tommy Hughitt, former Michigan All-American quarterback, a veteran official in the National league, has been named by President Joe F. Carr to referee the game in Portsmouth Sunday between the Spartans and Green Bay Packers. The other three officials assigned to the game are: Charles Harrington, Cincinnati, umpire; James Tehan, Cincinnati, head linesman; and Robert Karch, Columbus, field judge. Referee Hughitt has worked a number of Packer games and his selection is satisfactory to Coach Lambeau. Karch is the only other official known to the Packers. He has been a National league official for quite awhile and was the umpire is the Packers' game at Portsmouth in 1930. This contest ended in a 6 to 6 tie. Tehan and Harrington are newcomers in the pro wheel this fall. League records show that Tehan was the referee in the Portsmouth-New York tilt on Sept. 24 and that Tehan umpired and Harrington served as headlinesman in the game between the Chicago Cardinals and the Reds in Cincinnati on Oct. 8.
PRESNELL TOPS SCORING RACE IN PRO LEAGUE
NOV 7 (Columbus, OH) - Glenn Presnell, the Portsmouth Spartan scoring ace, has regained his advantage in the NFL scoring race, but he now shares first position with Ken Strong, all-American halfback of the New York Giants. Both have scored 46 points. Buckets Goldenberg, Green Bay fullback, did not get into the Packer-Cardinal game at Chicago Sunday, and now rests in third place, with 42 points. Fourth is held by Jim (Sweet) Musick of Boston; fifth is tie between Cliff Battles of Boston and Bob Monnett of Green Bay. Two new names, Nesbitt of the Cardinals and Hickman of Brooklyn, were added to the scoring list this week. The New York Giants continue to lead in scoring diversity, having ten members on the list. Other teams are represented as follows: Green Bay, nine; Pittsburgh and Portsmouth, seven each; Boston, Brooklyn and the Bears, six each; Cardinals, five; Philadelphia, two, and Cincinnati, one.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - There is only one remedy for the poor officiating that marred midwest NFL football games this year. That is to get more competent men by paying more money. The eastern division of the circuit seldom has trouble with poor officials. They get the best in that part of the country, but in the midwest the teams get men never heard of before, many apparently in complete ignorance of the rules. Sunday's game at Wrigley field in Chicago was a good example of poor officiating. George Lawrie, the referee, did well enough, but was the victim of circumstances. He missed one or two that he should have called, however. One was a clipping foul, committed on Roger Grove. Nothing makes a spectator more disgusted with a game than poor officiating. It will help kill sport faster than any other thing. We are not complaining that the officiating is always unfavorable to Green Bay, because it is not. What we object to is officials who don't call rule infractions, regardless of whom it hurts. The officials also let players get abusive and profane in remarks to one another, and to the arbiters without taking action. They could stop this in a hurry by slapping on 15 yard penalties, but they never do. We would like to see the league get men like Jim Maskers, of Milwaukee, Frank Birch and Jack H. Nichols. These men are Big Ten officials. The Big Ten has a silly rule that will not allow men who officiate in college games work the pro games, but if these officials were offered as much to work the professional games as they are to handle college football, they would come over immediately as the pro season is much longer than the college year. In the east, they pay officials as much for professional games as the college men get and seldom have poor officiating. The league has a rule that limits the salary, but it isn't observed....Did you know that: When the Packers line up in an attempt to make an extra point after touchdown, the chances are a little better than 60 percent that the try will be completed. Team statistics covering a period of 13 seasons reveal that percentage. Since 1921, when the Packers entered the National league, they have scored 265 touchdowns, and kicked 163 extra points, an average of six extra points for every ten touchdowns scored. In the same period the team has booted 29 field goals for a grand scoring total in league games of 1,840. Only three Green Bay men have passed the 100 mark in scoring. Verne Lewellen, 1924 to 1932, with 301 points, leads the list. Johnny Blood, 1929 to 1933, has 181, and Coach Lambeau, 1921 to 1927, has 109. Lewellen scored the most touchdowns with 50. Red Dunn, 1927 to 1931, got the most extra points with 46 and the field goal record goes to Howard (Cub) Buck, 1922 to 1925, with 12.
SPARTANS DUE HOME TONIGHT FROM LONG TRIP
NOV 7 (Portsmouth) - The Spartans will return tonight from their five week swing through the east and will get down to work Wednesday for the Green Bay invasion Sunday. The Clark men played three league and two exhibition games on the trip and won three of them. They defeated Boston, 13 to 0, and the Philadelphia team, 25 to 0, and then lost a heartbreaker to the Giants last Sunday, 18 to 10. The team beat Stapleton, 14 to 7, and played a tie game with Shenandoah, Pa., 7 to 7. Potsy Clark and his men left New York early Monday and are due to arrive here tonight between nine and 10 o'clock, providing that the schedule mapped out yesterday is maintained. Many fans were planning today to meet the bus tonight and extend the glad hand of welcome to the burly battered team...THREE HURT SUNDAY: Presnell, Cavoise and Gutowsky were hurt Sunday, but how badly will not be known until the team rolls in tonight. Presnell's arm was hurt (not cut off or crushed as was reported all over town Monday), Cavosie has an ankle injury and Gutowsky an optic injury. All are expected to round into condition through the skillful handling of Jack Neff, team trainer. The Packers have a vastly improved team over last year and will come prepared to take the Spartans for a ride. And if they succeed in doing this, they will be on even teams with the local eleven, each having won five and lost three games. The Packers suffered bruises and bumps in the Cardinal game in Chicago Sunday, but apparently emerged from it in better condition than the Spartans did the grueling encounter in New York. But that game is history and Potsy will not direct big changes with a view of forgetting last Sunday's debacle and get back into the winning column next Sunday. The Packers have a lot of reserve strength and the team unquestionably will be in better physical condition than the Spartans. The Spartan team will no doubt play the same inspired brand of football as it did against the Packers in that memorable 19 to 0 battle last year when Presnell scored one touchdown and Dutch Clark two...LOOK FOR THRILLS: There is no question about Sunday's game being packed with thrills and chills, as when the Spartans and the Wisconsin eleven clash there is plenty doing on the gridiron. All the Spartans are asking for is a dry field and not a sea of mud in which they played in Green Bay several weeks ago. At that time, the Spartans, to a man, said they had a better team than the Packers and they will be out to prove it Sunday before what it is expected to be the largest crowd so far this season. Hank Bruder, who has been ill, is better and will be ready for play against the Spartans Sunday. Arnie Herber, passer deluxe of the Bays, is recovering from an ankle injury and will be tossing them far and wide. Potsy beat the Packers with 11 men last year, and he will not make many substitutions Sunday if his players are physically fit.
PRO BURLESQUE IN CHICAGO MEANS JOE CARR MUST ACT
NOV 7 (Milwaukee Journal - Oliver Kuechle) - The National Pro league ought to do something about its officiating, and do it soon. It has built up the game in a number of ways in the last eight or 10 years. The teams have obtained better coaches, the owners have introduced better discipline, the teams have played better ball. But all the while the league did nothing about its officiating, and today it is beginning to reap the harvest of its own neglect. The game at Chicago Sunday between the Packers and Cardinals is a particular example of what poor officiating can do although it isn't the only one. It is probably the only one this season in which a bum guess precipitated a near riot, but it isn't by any means the only one in which the officials have looked bad. The Packers Sunday might easily have scored four touchdowns instead of two except for just such a lack of knowledge. In the second quarter, for instance, Hinkle punted to Lilliard, who fumbled the ball on his five-yard line. The ball rolled back slowly to the one-yard line where Lilliard, in attempting to pick it up, kicked it into the end zone by a few inches, and Rose of Green Bay, down on the punt, picked it up. There is no question of what this should have been. Lilliard kicked the ball into the end zone and Rose recovered. It should have been a touchdown, yet the officials ruled it a touchback and gave the ball to the Cardinals on the 20-yard line. Again on the very last play of the game, with the ball on the one-yard line, Hinkle went over for a touchdown, but the play was recalled. Head Linesman Smith called offside on the Cards and Referee George Lawrie called the backs in motion on Green Bay. So far, all right. One penalty offset the other. But under any circumstance, the Packers should have had another play. Instead, as they started to line up on the one-yard line, the timer called time, ending the game. The game can't possibly end in this way. The packers absolutely had to have another play. But they didn't get it. After the game, the timer explained that time really expired on the play on which Smith and Lawrie had both called a penalty, but that his gun wouldn't work. Well, maybe - What is to be done about officiating is something Joe Carr, as president of the league, must decide. The Big Ten officials have a meeting before the start of the season each year to discuss rules, and baseball umpires get together for the same reason. Maybe a class on rules along these lines might help the pros. The whole game is so definitely on the upgrade in other respects that something should surely be done about the officiating.
PACKERS HAVE CHANCE TO TIE FOR 2ND PLACE
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers must defeat Portsmouth's Spartans at the Ohio city Sunday afternoon, if the Bays are retain their chance of topping the NFL's 1933 season. A win over the Spartans would place the Packers in a tie with that team for second place in the western division of the league, not far behind the leading Chicago Bears, who still have to play the toughest competition that the league affords. As he looked over his squad this week, Coach E.L. Lambeau was fairly well satisfied that the team will be in good shape for Sunday's game. Claude Perry, veteran tackle, who has been having a bad year, is recuperating from an injured ankle and undoubtedly will not play against the Spartans, and there are one or two other men who have suffered from recent batterings. When the Spartans take the field Sunday, they will be getting their first glimpse of Bobby Monnett, fleet Packer halfback who warmed the bench when the Portsmouth squad splashed through mud and rain to a 17-0 defeat here earlier in the season. Monnett is certain to be turned loose against the Spartans Sunday, and he will be given plenty of support from the rest of the backfield brigade, none of whom is precisely friendly with the Portsmouth crew. If the weather is dry, the game probably will develop into an aerial display, with both teams filling the air with passes. When they defeated Portsmouth last time the Packers played a game of great caution, throwing only one pass, and that for a point after touchdown. If anything defeats the Spartans Sunday, it is expected to be a combination of Monnett and the Packer passes. One of the Packers' informal scouts, who dropped in on the Portsmouth-New York game last Sunday, reported that the Spartan air attack is varied and consistent, and spoke favorably concerning a set of new lateral plays with which Portsmouth bothered the Giants. The Packers, who are inveterate followers of high school football, have expressed high interest in the East-West contest here Armistice Day, and some of the players are planning to receive a wire telling them of the game's outcome Saturday afternoon. By that time the team will be in Portsmouth, working out at Universal Stadium in preparation for their crucial league tilt. The Bears are rated as an easy favorite over Philadelphia but the Packers figure that the league leaders will lose at least one other game before the final Packer-Bear battle at Chicago Dec. 10.
RELEASE TWO PLAYERS
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - Release of Larry Bettencourt, former St. Mary's center, and Norm Greeney, guard of the Notre Dame team last year, was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. Greeney has been with the team since the start of the year and Bettencourt joined the squad a few weeks ago. The cuts were made to get the team under the 22-player limit before it heads east this week for the annual invasion of that district.
GIANTS LEAD SCORING
NOV 8 (Columbus, OH) - The New York Giants, with a total of 160 points, continue to lead the NFL scoring. In second place are the Green Bay Packers, nineteen points behind, with a total of 141. These two teams are the only ones to have crossed the century mark. In six games the Cincinnati Reds boast a totasl of but three points for the worst offensive record. Brooklyn in five games has allowed opponents but 34 points while the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans have been counted on for 43 points each. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh rank as the weakest defensive teams, the former having had 126 points against it while Pittsburgh's opponents have scored 121.
PENNSYLVANIA BILL TO ALLOW SPORT ON SUNDAY IS PASSED
NOV 8 (Harrisburg, PA) - They'll be playing Sunday baseball next spring in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and other large cities of Pennsylvania. In the first referenda on the blue laws which have stood unwavering since 1794, voters in the populous centers of the state yesterday authorized their local officials to license baseball and football games on Sunday afternoons. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, home of Pennsylvania's three major league baseball clubs - the Athletics, Phillies and Pirates - voted overwhelmingly for Sunday sports. Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Reading and York, with franchises in the New York-Pennsylvania league, voted by less decisive margins. In these and all other communities, which voted yes on modification, Sunday football is possible this year. Action at the polls of Pennsylvania yesterday paves the way to a definite date for the Green Bay Packers in Philadelphia on Dec. 3 against the Eagles in a professional football game.
PACKERS WILL LEAVE FRIDAY ON TRIP EAST
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - Twenty-six strong, including players and officials, the Green Bay Packers will leave here at 12:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, via the C.M.St. P. & P. railroad, on the first leg of their annual eastern football invasion. Coach E.L. Lambeau, G.W. Calhoun, secretary; C.J. O'Connor, treasurer, and property manager Bud Jorgenson are the non-players who will accompany the team...PLAN PORTSMOUTH DRILL: This load of gridiron brawn will be unloaded in Chicago at 5:45 o'clock Friday evening, and at 11:40 o'clock that night the men will board another train for Cincinnati. The Packers will reach Portsmouth, Ohio, where they are scheduled to engage the Spartans Sunday, about noon Saturday, in time for limbering up drills and a secret practice session. Universal stadium has been reserved for the visitors on Saturday, and the entire squad will be utilized in a last minute drill for the Spartan contest. Not intending to remain in Portsmouth any longer than necessary, win or lose, the Packers will leave the Ohio city at 8:20 o'clock Sunday night, arriving in New York, after traveling through Washington, at 1:45 o'clock Monday afternoon...PLAY IN BOSTON: While in New York the squad will headquarter at the Victoria hotel, and will conduct regular practice sessions at a selected field until Friday, when the Bays will leave for Boston, for their game with the Redskins at Fenway park, Nov. 19. The Packers will remain overnight at the Statler hotel, and will return to New York the day after the game. The Boston game will be followed by another week of practice in preparation for the
PACKER GAME SIDELIGHTS
NOV 6 (Green Bay) - A cold north wind blew over the field. It favored the Cardinals in the first and third periods and the Packers in the other quarters. Punting with it, Hinkle, Nesbitt and Lillard got off some great boots against it all had trouble...Hinkle got off the longest kick ever made at Wrigley field in the final period. Standing on his own goal line, he kicked to the Cardinals' 10 yard mark, the ball sailing more than 80 yards. The official distance from the line of scrimmage to the spot where Lillard got it was 82 yards..Green Bay made six first downs to three for the Cardinals. Two of the Cardinal first downs came in the first half. Green Bay tried 14 passes, completing seven for 104 yards. Chicago tried nine passes, completed one for 10 yards and had four intercepted. Green Bay had only one intercepted...Joe Lillard, Cardinals' flash negro halfback, showed some fine open field running early in the game, shaking loose for some substantial runs when returning punts. In the last half, however, the Packers nailed him for frequent losses...Ben Smith had one experience with Lillard. Apparently he had the Cardinal back downed on the Cardinals' 20 yard line after a punt, but Lillard wiggled free. On the next play, however, Smith made up for it by nailing the negro for an eight-yard loss...Officials had a terrible day all the way around. At least three clipping fouls were committee that were not called. On two occasions the Cardinals fumbled and the Packers recovered, but both times the officials ruled that the fumble came after the whistle...In the second quarter Hinkle got off a 70-yard boot that hit Lillard in the leg and bounced around on the goal line, Rose finally falling on it behind the line. The officials did not give the Packers a touchdown, however, ruling that the ball did not hit Lillard..The Bay backfield that saw most of the action was composed of Monnett, Hinkle, Blood and Grove. Monnett and Grove played the entire game, Herber relieving Blood for a short time in the second quarter. All turned in some fine football...On the line the play of Joe Kurth at tackle, Michalske and Comstock at guard was outstanding. Cal Hubbard again played all but a few minutes of the game...Art Bultman strained his neck in the second quarter and had to be relieved, Sarafiny finishing the game. He turned in a fine defensive game. The injury is not serious however, and Bultman will be available next week...Walter Kiesling, veteran Cardinal guard, was one of the best performers on the Chicago line. McNally also turned in a good game until he was hurt in the first half, and had to be relieved, Tom Moynihan, playing without a headgear, relieving him.
NOV 6 (Chicago) - A number of notables saw the game including Gus Sonnenberg, former heavy weight champion, Doc Spears of Wisconsin, Dick Hanley of Northwestern, Bernie Bierman of Minnesota, Bo McMillan of the Kansas Aggies and Paul Polaski of the midwest wrestling trust...Joe Lilliard, the colored boy who was under Doc Spears at Oregon, was one of the shiftiest runners on the field. He returned punts exceptionally well...Clark Hinkle and Cal Hubbard again did a great job in backing up the line...The Cardinals, coached by Paul Schissler, have a sweet defensive club and it is hard to understand why they haven't won more games...Lilliard almost got away for a touchdown returning Hinkle's punt in the first quarter...A slim crowd of 7,000 saw the game. The only gate that did any business was the pass gate...Gantenbein and Lilliard were both hurt when the former Wisconsin end threw the big negro for a two-yard loss with a smacking tackle in the first quarter. Gantenbein had to leave the game although he returned late...Monnett made excellent use of his speed again. On his touchdown run of 22 yards around Chicago's left end, he simply outran the first men who hadn't been sucked out of position by the fake reverse. Not a hand was laid on him...Apparently there was bad blood between the boys in the line and all afternoon, according to one of the officials, they were calling each other a lot of names which didn't sound like first names or last names. There should have been penalties, but there weren't...The Packers will leave on the first lap of their swing through the east Friday. They will meet Portsmouth, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and the Chicago Bears in the last half of the season. An exhibition game with Staten Island will be played November 30...The Cardinals lost 21 yards on running plays in the second quarter...Red Bultman was hurt in the third quarter and had to leave the game. An injury to his spine was feared.
SECRET MAY BE TOLD; CURLY USED CRIPPLES
NOV 6 (Chicago) - Now that it's over, I suppose the secret may be told. We played the Cardinals here Sunday and beat them with only three of our halfbacks in shape. Englemann has a bad shoulder, Bruder is still convalescing from his recent illness and Goldenberg has a bad leg that kept him out of practice this week. None of them played, or could have played, On top of this, Johnny Blood, who played almost 60 minutes either at quarterback or right halfback, had a bad arm he could hardly raise over his head, and Arnie Herber, who played about a quarter, had a bad foot for which he had to use a cane the early part of the week. It was on sheer nerve that both of them stood up. All told, therefore, we had only five backs available, including the two cripples, and so you can imagine how happy we all are that we put this one over. Out line plays didn't function anywhere near as smoothly as they did in other key games, which is quite well brought out by the statistics, but with a more or less makeshift backfield we had to expect that. In addition to this, I
one fourth of a mile along the right of way. After the train backed up the Bay squad en masse rushed to the scene of the disaster and several players helped pick up the mangled victims and placed them in the baggage car. Aside from this unfortunate occurrence the team made the jump from Green Bay in good shape. Weather conditions were good here today and forecast for sunshine Sunday. According to Coach Lambeau, the Packers will "cut the buck" against the Spartans in the crucial contest Sunday afternoon at Universal stadium. As usual there was a motley throng at the station to look Green Bay over and from comments of the reception committee it would indicate that the usual barrage of "razz-berries" would be very much on tap tomorrow.
PRO GRID NOTES
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - After winning six in a row, the Chicago Bears stubbed their toes at Boston and took it on the chin, 10 to 0. The tilt attracted some 22,000 spectators and they all got their money's worth as it was a real battle...The New York Giants came from behind to take Portsmouth into camp by a 13 to 10 score. Tim Mara's hirelings were trailing 10-0 when the final frame started but Newman started to pass and it was all over but the shouting...Brooklyn and Pittsburgh fought it out to a 3-3 tie on the Dodgers' home lot. It looked like a victory for the Kelly-Cagle combination right up until the last minute of play when a Pirate field goal made the count even up...Lud Wray's Philadelphia club broke into the win column at the expense of Cincinnati. The teams battled along on even terms until late in the final period when the Phillies cleared the road for Swede Hansen to score...There will be plenty of action in the National league this Sunday as it is another "full house" date and several of the game scheduled are feature contests which should bring about changes in the percentage table...Boston is booked in New York and Coach Lone Star Dietz has hopes of making it two in a row against the Giants but Steve Owen and Co. may have something to say about this as New York, right not, is clicking on "all eleven"...The Philadelphia machine will start a five-game homestand with a tilt against the Chicago Bears. The Eagles have been looking better of late and they are apt to make things mighty interesting for the House of Halas...The first Ladies' Day of the season is on in Chicago this week when the Cardinals meet Cincinnati in a game for the cellar championship. Dr. Jones, the Cards' executive, hopes the female turnout will stir his team to victory...Brooklyn and Pittsburgh will attempt to settle last Sunday's tie in Pirate-town this weekend. Jap Douds, coach of Pittsburgh, is getting good results with his revamped outfit and it is possible they may bump off the Dodgers...The "battle of the season". That is the way the Portsmouth management is billing the Spartans' tilt with the Packers. Tickets have been on sale for two weeks and a capacity throng will be on hand for the crucial encounter...Turk Edwards went places in the Bear-Boston fracas. The husky Redskin guard intercepted a Chicago pass in the shadow of his goal posts and dashed down the field. Joe Kopcha caught him from behind on the Chicagoans' twenty...Mose Kelsch continued his pinch hit goal kicking for Pittsburgh. The sandlot graduate was rushed into the Brooklyn game the last minute and he booted the cowhide between the uprights for three points and a tie score...Glen Presnell, spark plug of the Portsmouth squad, injured his arm early in the fourth quarter of the New York tilt and was forced to retire. After he left, the Spartans went to pieces and the Giants scored two touchdowns...If the Cincinnati Reds could develop a scoring punch, they would probably hold their own with most of the National league clubs. The Reds so splendidly on the defense but to date they haven't shown much when on the attacking side...Dick Fencil, one of the best gridders developed under the Hanley regime at Northwestern, has cast his lot with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a fighting type of gridder and should add considerable punch to Lud Wray's outfit...Two of the Boston players, Sweet Musick and Jim Riley, were on the hospital list as a result of the Bear argument. Musick was carried off the field with a badly injured knee while Riley suffered a body injury and slight concussion...Walt Holmer is developing into quite a National league tourist. He started his pro career with the Bears and then switched to the Cards who traded him early this fall to Boston. Only recently he was released to the Pittsburgh team...Satenstein, giant lineman, whom the Giants secured from Stapleton several weeks ago, is more than earning his salt for the New Yorkers. The towering center flanker is blessed with a lot of drive and he is tough to clear out.
PACKERS FACE PORTSMOUTH SUNDAY IN FIRST GAME OF ROAD TRIP
NOV 12 (Portsmouth) - Still smarting under the 17 to 0 licking sustained at Green Bay's hands at Green Bay a month ago, the Portsmouth Spartans eagerly awaited the kickoff Sunday that would send them against their Wisconsin rivals in a return engagement. It will be Green Bay's first start of a protracted road trip through the east. The Spartans have given the Packers several merry afternoons on the home lot in recent years, and they hope to do it again. Two years ago, after calling the Packers "cheese champions" for weeks, they held the invaders to a tie and last fall they soundly trounced them. The games comes almost a month earlier than usual this season because of Curly Lambeau's desire to face the Spartans only with a team in tip top shape. In other years the Packers stopped off here on the fag end of their annual swing through the east, tired and somewhat fagged out. The Packers arrived here Saturday noon and took a light workout at the City Stadium in the afternoon. Lambeau reported all his men ready to step into the battle. Interest in the battle here is at a high pitch. The licking at Green Bay's hands a month ago was one of the worst ever suffered by the Spartans, and with the home club in the thick of the race, the fans have gobbled up almost every ticket. A crowd of 8,000 is expected.
FULL ROUND OF GAMES BOOKED IN PRO LEAGUE
NOV 12 (New York) - A full round of games will be played in the National league Sunday. In addition to the Portsmouth-Green Bay contest at Portsmouth, Cincinnati will meet the Chicago Cardinals at Cubs' Park, Chicago; the Chicago Bears will play Philadelphia at Philadelphia; Boston will go to New York and Brooklyn will play at Pittsburgh.
TWO KILLED AT CROSSING
NOV 12 (Vanceburg, KY) - Jim Brooks, 24 years old, and Kenneth Parker, 17, were killed instantly at Carrs, Lewis County, by Chesapeake & Ohio eastbound train No. 6 when their automobile, traveling toward Vanceburg, was struck today. Robert Buchanan, 18, the third occupant of the car, escaped unhurt.
PACKERS ARRIVE IN PORTSMOUTH, READY FOR TOUGH CONTEST
NOV 11 (Portsmouth) - A chilled crowd gathered at the railroad station today to witness the arrival of the Green Bay Packer football squad from its northern Wisconsin home. The Packers will meet Portsmouth's Spartans in a National league game at Universal Stadium Sunday afternoon. The Bays wasted no time with greetings, paying no attention to the few remarks of the crowd, and shouldering their way in single file to the waiting bus. The squad, in contrast to its exciting arrival here last season, seemed in a sullen, bad tempered mood, and Portsmouth's football fans believed that the visitors' attitude boded no good for the Spartans...KNOWS PACKERS' STRENGTH: The Portsmouth team is one National league outfit which does not make the mistake of underrating the Packers. The Spartans earlier this season investigated the rumor that the Bays had slipped in efficiency, and as a result they made the long trip to Ohio a badly beaten team. If Hank Bruder has been too sick to play with the Packers in their last few games, he gave no indication of it today and joined the squad in uniform as it left for the stadium early this afternoon. Coach E.L. Lambeau hustled his charges behind the closed gates of Universal stadium, where a brisk practice session soon was underway. Portsmouth fans craned their necks to get a look at Bob Monnett, former Michigan State star who is supposed to be developing into one of Green Bay's most consistent ground gainers. He looks surprisingly small for a star professional halfback, but Spartan backers were willing to wait until tomorrow for a real glimpse of the ace...LAMBEAU SAYS LITTLE: Coach Lambeau was interviewed briefly by newspaper men at his hotel here, but had little to offer. He intimated, however, that the Packers did not regard themselves out of the pennant race, and hinted that the squad is in good shape for Sunday's struggle. The advance ticket sale has been excellent, and with warmer weather being promised (the temperature dropped to nearly 32 last night), a banner turnout may be expected.
PACKER TRAIN HITS AUTO IN KENTUCKY; 2 FARMERS KILLED
NOV 11 (Portsmouth) - The train carrying the Packers, B. and O. No. 6, killed two farmers at a road crossing ten miles north of Vanceburg, Ky., and Coach Lambeau's squad was about 45 minutes late in reaching the Floodwall city. The accident came like a shot from a clear sky as the farmers, riding in a Model T Ford, misjudged their timing and crashed head on into the engine. Wreckage was strewn for
crucial game with the Giants at the Polo Grounds Nov. 26. On Thanksgiving Day the Packers will play Stapleton at Staten Island in a non-league engagement, and the following Sunday, which is Dec. 3, they will invade Philadelphia for a return tilt with Ludlow Wray's Eagles at Shibe park, the home of Connie Mack's Athletics. The Packers will wind up their road trip on Dec. 10 in Chicago, when they meet their most bitter rivals, the Bears, at Wrigley field.
PACKERS MUST TRIP SPARTAN ELEVEN SUNDAY
NOV 10 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Curly Lambeau and his Green Bay Packers are on the spot this Sunday at Portsmouth, O., where the Bays take on the Spartans in their second clash of the season. This game, no doubt, will make or break the Packers and their championship claims. A month ago the Bays beat the Spartans at Green Bay, 17 to 0. With a record of four wins, three defeats and one tie, the Bays cannot afford anymore defeats if they are to be in the title battle at the season's close. Right now the Chicago Bears have a two game edge over them, and the Spartans lead them by one game. Because of the split league the Bays must nose out both these teams if they are to get into the championship finals against the Eastern winner. Although apparently resting easy at the top of the heap, the Chicago Bears face no pushover the rest of the way. Well informed followers of the pro league stated before the Bears went East that George Halas' club might lose any or all of five games remaining, among others, on its schedule. The games listed were: against Boston, New York, Portsmouth, Cardinals and the season's finale against the Packers. Last Sunday the first of their crucial games came - and the Bears lost their first game of the year, 10 to 0, against Boston. Now they must face Harry Newman and the Giants and, unless the Bears' early season luck stages a comeback, they're due for some more trimmings. Hence, if the Bays can beat the Spartans, they stand a good chance on winning the pro title which they relinquished to the Bears last year after a three year reign. And that would not be anything but justice - for the Bays are the best team in the circuit, records to the contrary.
PACKERS OFF ON LONG TRIP
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - Twenty-two Packers, headed by Coach Curly Lambeau, left here Friday noon on their protracted swing through the eastern half of the National league. The club will play its first game of the trip against Portsmouth at Portsmouth Sunday. Every member of the squad was in excellent condition after a week of light workouts. The backfield men who did not play against the Cardinals last week because of injuries all were ready to take their places. The trip, which will close with the third Bear game at Chicago December 10, will take the Packers to Boston November 19, New York November 26, Staten Island November 30 and Philadelphia December 3. The following men, in addition to Lambeau, made the trip: Centers - Red Bultman and Al Sarafiny; Guards - Rudy Comstock, Mike Michalske, Lon Evans and Clyde Van Sickle; Tackles - Claude Perry, Jesse Quatse, Cal Hubbard and Joe Kurth; Ends - Lavvie Dilweg, Al Rose, Milton Gantenbein and Ben Smith; Backs - Johnny Blood, Roger Grove, Clarke Hinkle, Buckets Goldenberg, Hank Bruder, Bob Monnett, Arnie Herber and Wuert Englemann
PACKERS LEAVE GREEN BAY FOR EASTERN WARS
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - Twenty-two players and four officials of the Green Bay Football corporation left at noon today via the C.M. St.P. & P. railroad for eastern gridiron wars, which will experience no armistice until the Packers clash with the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field, Dec. 10. The next major opponent, however, will be the Portsmouth Spartans, who, smarting under a stinging 17 to 0 lashing administered here early in the season, are expected to provide the toughest kind of opposition. The team boarded the train today in the best of spirits, the squad morale never having been higher. The Green Bay Legion band was on hand to provide the requisite music, which included a few brisk marches, plus "Go You, Packers" and "On, Wisconsin". Great hopes accompanied the team on its trip into foreign football territory. Considered eliminated from title consideration after a succession of defeats early in the season, the Packers have fought back until they have reached the point where a couple of decisive victories will reestablish them definitely as pennant contenders. The first of these, the team believes, must come at Portsmouth Sunday afternoon.
BATTLES SET PACE
NOV 10 (Columbus, OH) - Clifford (Gip) Battles, former West Virginia Wesleyan star, now the ace of the Boston Redskins, hold a new ground gaining record for the NFL. According to league statistics compiled today, Battles has gained 611 yards in 90 tries, an average of more than six yards per trial. This surpasses by nearly 100 yards the winning total of last season piled up by Bob Campiglio, former West Liberty Teachers' who is also a member of the Redskins now. Jim Musick, plunging fullback of Southern California and Boston, is second with 404 yards, Ace Gutowsky of Oklahoma and Portsmouth, with 313 yards, has gained three more than Harry Newman of Michigan and the New York Giants, to hold third place. Newman has a big lead on gaining by forwards, however, for his 25 completed passes in 64 throws have gained 535 yards. Glenn Presnell, Nebraska and Portsmouth, has gained 410 yards with 18 completed in 49. Arnold Herber of Green Bay has the best average, 31 in 67 completed for 409 yards....STRONG TOPS SCORERS: Ken Strong, former N.Y.U. now of the Giants, passed Buckets Goldenberg of Wisconsin and Green Bay. Strong now has 46 points, Presnell, 46, and Goldenberg remained stationary at 42, as his teammate, Monnett of Michigan State, was scoring most of the points in beating the Cardinals last Sunday. Paul Moss, of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Purdue, remains the best pass receiver of the circuit, the only aerial snatcher to gain more than 200 yards on the end of passes.
EXPECT RECORD CROWD
NOV 10 (New York) - One of the largest football crowds the east has seen this season is expected to be on hand in New York Sunday when the Giants, eastern leaders, face their closest rivals, the Boston Redskins, in a NFL struggle. That contest, one of five league clashes, is to be played as a memorial to Major Frank Cavanaugh, late Fordham coach and one of football's greatest instructors. The four major colleges in New York have given the game their support and the combined bands of the four institutions will be on hand to give the game the largest single band ever assembled for a gridiron contest...NEW LAW EFFECTIVE: Sunday will also mark the inauguration of legal Sunday sports in Pennsylvania, and the two league newcomers, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, will pry off the lid. The Eagles will entertain the championship Chicago Bears in Philadelphia, while the Brooklyn Dodgers invade Pittsburgh. The other circuit battle on the schedule brings the Cincinnati Reds into Chicago to face the Cardinals in the second meeting of these clubs. The Cards won, 3 to 0, in their first contest.