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Chicago Cardinals (5-6) 6, Green Bay Packers (6-6) 0

Thursday November 29th 1934 (at Chicago)



(CHICAGO) - Homer Griffith, former Southern California star, again jinxed the Packers just as he did in the game at Milwaukee 10 days ago and, as a result, the Bays bowed to the Chicago Cardinals here Sunday afternoon at Wrigley field by a score of 6 to 0. Once again, the Packers proved to be lost in the muddy going. The field was nearly as bad as it was the State Fair park in West Allis and the Bays simply could not click with their much famed aerial drives. Coach E.L. Lambeau's aggregation showed lots of hustle and fight and the players were giving everything they had but it was just one of those days when it seemed impossible for the Packers to pile up consecutive yardage when they had the oval in scoring territory. Getting back to Mr. Griffith from the Pacific coast. He did his stuff in the first half minute of play and this completed the scoring for the day.


When the teams lined up for the opening of hostilities, Green Bay kicked to the Cardinals and Griffith wrapped his arms around the ball three yards away from the goal line. He picked up steam slowly, sidetracking a couple of Bayites who were down the field fast under the kick. Then he veered across the gridiron and suddenly cut back and headed for the Green Bay uprights, which were looming up nearer at every step. Two of his teammates helped clear the way and he galloped the last 30 yards without a hand being laid on him. It was one of those football thrills that you often see in the movies but seldom on the gridiron. Cardinal enthusiasts cheered loudly and even the handful of Bay followers gave Griffith a good hand for his remarkable feat. Dave Cook, ex-Illini, missed the goal kick but it didn't make any difference as those scrappy Cardinals seemed to turn into super-demons on the defense whenever a Bay touchdown threat loomed. The Griffith touchdown didn't take the wind out of the Green Bay sails as the Packers received the next kickoff and poured it on with everything they had - but it wasn't enough.


Soon after in this hair raising first period, the Packers got underway when Griffith punted to Monnett and Bob ran it back to the 30. Roger Grove slashed through for a first down. Clarke Hinkle and Buckets Goldenberg picked up a couple of yards and the Grove wheeled loose and ran the oval to the Cards' 14. It looked as if the Packer touchdown stock was rising when a short pass, Monnett to Goldenberg, added nine and Hinkle picked up the extra yard for a first down on the Chicago 4. Hinkle lost a couple of yards on two rushes. Monnett fumbled but recovered for a loss. Then Bob was mussed up about 15 yards behind the line, the Cards took the ball and hopes for a Green Bay score was muddied out. Shortly before the end of the first stanza, a penalty for holding put the Cards back close to their goal line and Griffith cleared the danger by a good punt to his own 46. After another exchange of kicks, time was called with the ball in the Cardinals' possession on their own 22. The Bays got a good break right at the start of the second quarter when Sarboe was rushed and his punt sailed out of bounds on the Cards' 31. Once again the Bays' attack fizzled. Hinkle couldn't gain, a pass by Monnett flopped and Joe Laws lost a yard. Hinkle's field goal attempt was wide of the posts and Chicago scrimmaged on its 20. The remainder of the period was mostly a kicking duel with the Bays having the best of it. However, the Bays spurted again just before halftime when Laws ran the ball to the Cards' 29.


The rally went haywire when a pass by Herber fell into the hands of a mud-begrimed Cardinal only nine yards from the goal line. Two rushes were checked by the Bays and when the gun popped for the period's end, the ball was held by the Cardinals only eight yards from the uprights. Starting the third quarter, the Packers ran into trouble after Herber had received the kickoff and waded back to the Bays' 30. Herber tried a lob pass over the scrimmage front and Tipton snagged it on Green Bay's 37. The Cards lost 10 yards on successive penalties for offside and backfield in motion. Griffith's punt was downed on Green Bay's nine. Bruder punted from his goal line and the Cards had the ball on the Packers' 35. Cook and Mikulak made it a first down with something to spare and the Cards were only 22 yards from a touchdown. Then the Packers halted three line thrusts and an attempted field goal was blocked by Jorgensen. Rose recovered for the Packers on the 29. With the aid of an offside "five", the Packers for a first down, but a couple of passes failed and Bruder kicked to Griffith, who took a mud bath on his 35. Following an exchange of kicks, which had backed the Cards into danger territory, Mikulak fumbled the ball and Rose fell on it on the Card 23. This seemed like a long delayed break and Coach Lambeau rushed a half dozen fresh players into the fray. But the Cards were just too tough. A pass fizzled, Hinkle made but a yard and then two passes were knocked down and the Cards took the ball. Griffith then dashed around right end for 13 yards. Following two exchanges of kicks, Bruder booted to the Cards' 49-yard line as the quarter ended.


The Packers tried everything in the last round, but the Cards kept a solid front and killed time as much as possible. The Packers got a couple of first downs in the early part of the final period, but it was wasted energy. On the other hand, several of the Chicago backfielders swept the wings for creditable gains, which kept the Packers fairly well in their own backyard. Every time the Bays got possession of the ball, they would shoot a pass but it generally proved to be a dud shell. Weather conditions were so bad that the smallest crowd which has witnessed a


National league game in Chicago in a dozen years barely spotted the spacious stands of Wrigley field. By actual count there only 934 paid admissions, while the pass list turnstile count was 804. Unofficially speaking, Owner Charles Bidwill, owner of the Chicago Cardinals, "took it on the chin" to the extent of some $7,500. And that is a lot of money these days, especially at the fag end of a professional football season. However, Bidwill is a demon for punishment and he leaves with his team on Saturday for a tour to the Pacific coast. He has about a half dozen exhibition games scheduled. Coach Lambeau, after the game, announced the suspension of Norgard and Carl Jorgensen. Nearly all of these players left this morning with the team for St. Louis, where on Sunday the Bays will conclude their 1934 season with a game against the Gunners. Aside from Mike Michalske, the Bays came out of the Cardinal "Waterloo" No. 2 in fair shape. Mike's ankle is very sore and the veteran guard had to helped off the field. It is likely that Tiny Engebretsen will start in Michalske's place this Sunday against St. Louis.

GREEN BAY     -  0  0  0  0 -  0

CHI CARDINALS -  6  0  0  0 -  6


1STst - CHI - Homer Griffith, 90-yard kickoff return (Dave Cook kick failed) CHICAGO CARDINALS 6-0



NOV 30 (St. Louis) - Curly Lambeau's Green Bay Packers, who tripped the Detroit Lions, 3 to 0, last Sunday, and then lost 6 to 0 to the Chicago Cardinals yesterday, have made arrangements to finish their training sometime tomorrow on the drill grounds in Forest Park in preparation for their National league pro football game with the St. Louis Gunners Sunday afternoon at Sportsman' Park. Coach Chile Walsh, who has two complete teams working out daily, will name his starting lineup following today's practice session. The former Cincinnati Red players who joined the Gunners several weeks ago are expected to be in top form for the Packers contest. Brute Mulleneaux, center; Earl Elser and Sunny Monday, tackles; Russ Lay, guard, and Les Corzine, fullback, who have delivered in great style so far, now have the Gunners' array of plays mastered. Mulleneaux, Lay and Corzine are slated for starting positions. Corzine, who is working with the team's other two powerful backs, Swede Johnson and Fat Rapp, figures in several plays with George Rogge, Paul Moss and two or three backs in which he throws southpaw passes to them. The left-handed Corzine throws short and tricky passes.


DEC 1 (St. Louis) - The Green Bay Packers are prepared to meet the St. Louis Gunners, newcomers to the NFL, at Sportman's Park here tomorrow afternoon. The kickoff is set promptly for 2:15 o'clock. The Bays took a short workout at the park this morning, and all the gridders participated, although several of Coach E.L. Lambeau's men were hobbling around in a way that didn't put them in the 60-minute class for Sunday's clash with the much-improved Gunners. St. Louis has been primed to take a fall out of the Bays, but Coach Lambeau's crew is intent on taking the victory that will assure its fourth place in the league standings...DON'T LIKE SPLIT: The majority of the players can't see the split league ratings, and it is the general opinion around the circuit that the eastern and western setup is a bit off color, there being too many strong elevens in the western division, while the eastern group isn't too hot. If it were a one standing percentage, the Packers would be in fourth place, preceded only by the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and New York Giants, but pressed closely by the Chicago Cardinals and Boston Redskins. The trip to St. Louis was made without excitement, as the team pulled into the Mound City at 6 o'clock last night and found the Melbourne hotel not a bad spot at all. The St. Louis papers have been giving the Packers plenty of ink in their sport columns, and "Chili" Walsh, the big mogul of the Gunners, is expecting a big crowd if the weather is fair...CONZELMAN DROPS IN: One of the first of the football notables to drop in on the Packers was Jimmy Conzelman, former Milwaukee Badger, Detroit and Providence Steamroller leader. Jimmy is right here, as he as had a successful season as coach of the Washington university eleven, and on Turkey day Conzelman's clan took its bitter rivals, St. Louis university, into camp by a 27 to 7 score. Conzelman hasn't changed a bit. He still sports the


derby, spats and cane. Walter (Brick) Smith, a Green Bayite, who is writing sports for Frank (Zach) Taylor's St. Louis Star-Times, was another caller, and he seemed to be more than interested in the gridiron aggregation from his old hometown.


DEC 1 (St. Louis) - Green Bay's famous Packers, who have won more professional football titles than any other club, will present the next opposition for the Gunners when they call at Sportman's Park tomorrow. To meet the occasion, Coach Chile Walsh announced today that he has juggled and shuffled his lineup so that his heaviest backfield will be on duty at the starting whistle. This will find Sweder Johnston, 207 pounds, paired at the halfback positions with 205-pound Manuel (Fat) Rapp. Les Corzine, 212, will be at fullback and 189-pound Blake Workman will be at quarterback...BEAT GUNNERS OF 1933: The Packers, who came to St. Louis last fall and trimmed Gwynn Henry's fine Gunner eleven, 21-0, have been having their ups and downs this season but recently reached their peak when they trimmed the high-powered Detroit Lions, 3-0, and practically knocked them out of the titular race. "There will be no letup in the game with the Gunners," Coach Curly Lambeau has promised. Such pronounced stars as Clarke Hinkle, the brilliant kicker; big Hank Bruder, one of the game's hardest-hitting backs; Joe Laws, who starred last season for Iowa and gave a masterful ball carrying and left-handed passing exhibition in the All-Star game at Soldier's Field, Chicago, in September, and Milt Gantenbein, one of the sport's greatest ends, will be in the Packers' starting lineup...ORGANIZED IN 1918: The team, which was organized by Lambeau, then an employee of a wartime boom packing plant in Green Bay, has carried the name "Packers" since the fall of 1918, though the packing house long since has been forgotten. The team in now owned by the Green Bay Football Corp., in which many citizens of the Wisconsin city are stockholders. Twelve members of the team are year-around residents of Green Bay. Several have married into prominent families there. The team itself is known as the "pro team with the college spirit".


DEC 1 (St. Louis) - Coach Chile Walsh of the St. Louis Gunners announced that he would start the heaviest backfield tomorrow against the Green Bay Packer. This will find Swede Johnston, the former Packers at halfback with Manuel (Fat) Rapp, while Les Corzine, the former Cincinnati Red, will be at full. Blake Workman will be the signal caller. The Packers arrived here today and took a light tuneup in Forest Park. Curly Lambeau, Green Bay chieftain, announced that there would be no letup at somebody's expense for the unexpected defeat his club suffered Thanksgiving day against the


Arnie Herber and Clarke Hinkle posed in kicking formation


Cardinals. So far this season the Gunners have lost but one game - and that by a 41-7 score to the Detroit Lions. They beat Pittsburgh's Pirates twice and won five independent games.


DEC 1 (St. Louis) - Coach Chile Walsh, who surprised his  played by having the first stringers drill on the defense against the "seconds" using Green Bay plays yesterday, has the St. Louis Gunners all set for the NFL contest with the Packers tomorrow afternoon at Sportsman's Park. Edward J. Butler, president of the Gunners, announced that the game will get underway at 2:15 o'clock. The St. Louis Professional Soccer League match will begin at 1:15. The Gunners' first-string lineup shows George Rogge, pass-snatching end, on the left side of the line. Mack Gladden, ace of the local defensive ends, will be at the other wing. Paul Moss, the all-American from Purdue, will be used in the reserve tole. There are no other changes on the Gunners' line, as Brute Mulleneaux, center; Leonard McGirl and Sandy Sandburg, tackles, are the other starters. Blake Workman, the clever quarterback from Texas, will call the signals for the Gunners' heaviest backfield combination. Chester "Swede" Johnson and Manuel "Fat" Rapp will be at the halfbacks and Les Corzine will be at full. This is the first time this season that Walsh has been able to have this three hardest-driving 200-pounders in the same ball-carrying department. Curly Lambeau's Packers are due to arrive some time today and engage in a light limbering-up exercise on the drill grounds in Forest Park. The Packers, tired from their two games within one week, will very likely alternate their two complete teams against the Gunners. There is little to choose from either combination. The Packers, who handed the Gunners a trimming last season, will introduce another new star, Joe Laws, all-America from Iowa, to St. Louis fans. Laws, who graduated last June, has been playing quarterback for the Packers in recent games.


DEC 2 (St. Louis) - Striving to finish the season with a better record than they made in 1933, when they lost but two of their 16 games, the St. Louis Gunners will be at full strength this afternoon when they oppose the Green Bay Packers in a NFL contest at Sportsman's Park. The kickoff is set for 2:15 o'clock. This season Chile Walsh's eleven has chalked up two victories in three games with National league foes, and soundly trounced five independent aggregations. The team's lone defeat came at the hands of the Detroit Lions. For the first time this season, the Gunners will have their three hardest-driving and heaviest backs - Chester "Swede" Johnston, Manuel "Fat" Rapp and Les Corzine - working together. Johnston, heretofore a fullback, will be stationed at right halfback next to Rapp, and Corzine will be at fullback. Blake Workman will be at quarterback. Walsh will rely on his veteran ends from last season, George Rogge, the pass-snatcher, and Mack Gladden, sturdy defensive flankers, with Paul Moss, the all-America from Purdue, in the reserve role. In Brute Mulleneaux, center; Russ Lay and Leonard McGirl, guards, and Babe Lyons and Sandy Sandburg, the Gunners will start five big linemen. The Packers, with a league record of six victories in 12 games, have not played up to their usual standard this season. However, Green Bay, which boasts of two teams composed of men weighing around 200 pounds, was good enough to hand the Detroit Lions their first setback of the season. Lambeau, who originally planned to start the eleven which came through so brilliantly in Detroit, may use the team which lost to the Cardinals in Chicago Thanksgiving day. The Packers are equipped with two "powerhouse" backfield combinations and each of the lines is composed of experience players. Joe Laws, all-America from Iowa, quarterback; Arnold Herber and Hank Bruder, halfbacks, and Clarke Hinkle, fullback, are likely to open hostilities but it would not be surprising if Lambeau rearranged his ball carrying department and calls on Buckets Goldenberg, Roger Grove, Bob Monnett and Earl Witte. When the Packers walloped the Gunners last season, Goldenberg was the offensive star of the contest. He broke through the Gunners' line for consistent gains and paved the way for the three touchdowns. In Lavern Dilweg, Milton Gantenbein, Alfred Rose and Al Norgard, ends; Claude Perry, Carl Jorgensen and Tar Schwammel, tackles; Bob Jones, Lon Evans and August Michalske, guards, and Nate Barragar and Arthur Bultman, centers, Lambeau has linemen who rate with the best in pro football. The game will be the Gunners' final league game of the season. Starting next Sunday, when they play the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Walshmen will engage in a series of pro-season games with N.L. teams. Preceding the football game will be a St. Louis Professional Soccer League match between the Centrals and the Hellrungs. The soccer game starts at 1 o'clock.

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