Green Bay Packers (1-1) 7, Chicago Bears (0-1) 0
Sunday September 22nd 1935 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - Lifting 14,000 spectators from their seats with an 83-yard touchdown play as their first effort after the opening kickoff, the Green Bay Packers protected their margin through 59 minutes of bruising football which followed, and emerged with a 7 to 0 victory over the Chicago Bears at City stadium yesterday afternoon. Striking at every apparent Bear weakness, rushing the Chicago passers, tackling viciously and presenting a stone wall goal line defense, the Packers were invulnerable whenever the invaders moved down into Green Bay territory. On offense, the green and gold team split the sky wide open with a deadly barrage of passes which chased the Chicago secondary back into the clear spaces and then rammed the Bears' line at crucial points in the game for gains that marked the turning point of the struggle. A bullet-like forward pass that exploded from the hand of Arnie Herber as he faded back to the Green Bay four yard line on the first play from scrimmage was snared by Don Hutson, Packer left end, as he raced across the 50 yard line, and he outran two lagging members of the Chicago back line on a spring to the Bears' goal line. It was a dangerous play, beautifully executed, and it whipped the Chicago Bears. The invaders fought back desperately, and on several occasions moved so close to the Packer goal that touchdowns seemed imminent, but each time, with Chicago ends and backs streaming across the Green Bay goal line, Packer defensemen slapped down forward passes which would've resulted disastrously.
SCHWAMMEL TRIES KICKS
Twice the Packers came within inches of scoring from the field, as long, high boots from the toe of Tar Schwammel barely missed the posts, and when the timer's gun barked the end of the game, the Green Bay team was pounding away, five yards from the Chicago goal line, ending a complete rout for the invading squad. It is unfair to any member of the Bay team to mention outstanding individual performances. It would be impossible to pick out one Packers who did not play excellent, superlative football of a type which even the great Chicago team could not overcome. Coach E.L. Lambeau substituted freely from the group of Packers upon the bench who were straining for action, and every change in the lineup seemed to freshen the Green Bay team for a further drive against the Bears. The Chicago team did not look like the powerful machine of 1934. The backs passed wildly and several times receivers dropped tosses when accurate reception would have meant big gains and possible touchdowns. Bill Hewitt, ex-nemesis of the Bays, was bottled up all afternoon, and the ground gaining of Beattie Feathers, minus Bronko Nagurski's blocking, was no menace to Green Bay.
TOSSED FROM GAME
Two Packers, Milt Gantenbein and Cal Hubbard, fought their opponents until they could scarcely stand, and Lambeau removed both from the game. One Packer, Frank Butler, broke loose with a few rights and lefts in the third period and was bounced from the game by Referee Bobby Cahn, along with Bernie Masterson of the Bears. Tar Schwammel lasted through more than three periods of game without relief, until he was replaced by Champ Seibold, and the Oshkosh boy then carried on with the same style of play with which Tar had harassed the Chicago line. You can name those other linemen - Bob O'Connor, Nate Barrager, Dominic Vairo, Tiny Engebretsen, Ernie Smith, Bob Tenner, Lon Evans, George Svendsen, Frank Butler, Walter Kiesling, Mike Michalske, Claude Perry, Al Rose - everyone was in there pitching to help win the most crucial game in Green Bay's football history. Back of the line were a set of backs talented enough to make any college coach talk in his sleep - Bob Monnett, Herman Schneidman, Roger Grove, Swede Johnston, George Sauer, Arnold Herber, Hank Bruder, Joe Laws, Clarke Hinkle, Buckets Goldenberg and Johnny Blood. When Hutson chased over the last chalk mark on his touchdown gallop, Lambeau immediately sent in Monnett and the injured Grove - Roger to hold the ball for Monnett's perfect placement. Just seven points went up on the board, but it meant everything to the Packer team.
BAYS IN TROUBLE
Two long passes by the Chicago Bears put the Bays in hot water during the first half. One came near the end of the first period, when Molesworth completed a 40-yard gain by grabbing Ronzani's pas and setting the ball on the Green Bay 18-yard line. But line players were broken up by Perry, Michalske and Schwammel, and a forward pass over the goal was knocked down by Bob Monnett and Svendsen, giving Green Bay the ball. Almost immediately, with the turn of the quarter, the Bears were back again. This time it was a 42-yard pass from Molesworth to Pollock, bringing the ball to the Packer 13-yard line, which endangered the Green Bay lead. Molesworth nudged through his right end for five yards, but the alert Hinkle knocked down a goal line forward pass aimed at Pollock by Dunlap. O'Connor then leaped into the air and deflected a pass by Pollock, the ball falling into Milt Gantenbein's hands on the Packer 20-yard line. The only other approach to the goal line in the second period was made by the Bays, after Joe Laws intercepted Manders' forward pass and brought it back 10 yards to the Packer 48-yard line. Three plays later Joe Zeller climbed on Johnny Blood's back as the latter attempted to catch a pass from Herber, and the interference ruling gave Green Bay the ball on the Chicago 42-yard line. Herber split the Bear line for 12 yards, bringing the ball to the 30-yard line, but Pollock intercepted Arnie's pass on the next play and that was that.
PACKERS DOMINATE PLAY
The third period was pretty much Packers. Schwammel attempted to salt the game away with placement attempts within a few minutes of each other, one from the 40-yard line and the other from 10 yards back. Both narrowly missed the posts. Then, late in the period, the Packers got into trouble. Bruder's short punt went out of bounds on the Green Bay 42-yard line, and Gene Ronzani swept around his left end for 20 yards. Then Grosvenor got 10 yards in two plays, giving the Bears a first down on the 12-yard line, and he added another yard at right end as the period ended. Grosvenor was halted on another line thrust, and two forward passes fell incomplete, giving the Packers the ball. It was a brilliant goal line stand, testing severely the Green Bay pass defense, which came through in great style. Sauer and Hinkle rushed the ball out 23 yards in two plays, only to have Manders recover Sauer's fumble on the Green Bay 43-yard line. Bear passes failed, there was an exchange of punts, and then the Bears started their last advance of the day, which penetrated to the 34-yard line, where the Packers held for downs. From this time on, the Packers nearly blasted the Bears out of the stadium. Finally, just across midfield, Blood passed to Tenner, who broke away from two or three tacklers and set forth on a gallop down the sidelines to complete a 29-yard gain on the Chicago 19-yard stripe.
MOLESWORTH HOOKS PASS
Blood's pass was incomplete, and the Sauer-Hinkle combination gained seven and a half yards in two
rushes at the line. Molesworth checked the advance by intercepting Blood's pass on the 9-yard line, but the Bears weren't yet out of trouble. After a slight gain by Molesworth, Svendsen broke through to smear Ronzani for a 4-yard loss, and then Molesworth was dumped behind the line of scrimmage by Seibold and Vairo. Molesworth punted from behind his goal line to Blood, who returned the ball to the Chicago 42-yard line. Sauer got one yard on a spinner, and there remained time for just one more play. It was a sensation. George Sauer faded back behind a perfect screen of interference and snapped the ball down the alley to Johnny Blood, who leaped from a group of the Bear secondary and snared the ball, dropping to the 5-yard line as the gun ended the game.
CHI BEARS - 0 0 0 0 - 0
GREEN BAY - 7 0 0 0 - 7
1ST - GB - Don Huston, 83-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Bob Monnett kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
INJURIES LIGHT IN PACKER-BEAR GAME
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - The Packers came out yesterday's bruising battle in excellent condition, Dr. W.W. Kelly, medical advisor, announced today. Every member of the squad should be available for service against New York next Sunday. Cal Hubbard, who incurred a painful injury to his thigh, will be out for practice tomorrow. The Packer cripples came through in great shape and even Roger Grove and George Maddox will be ready to go against the Giants.
WORK SPOILS GREAT PLAY FOR HOLZNECHT
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - Carl Holznecht, who has missed but two Packer games in 17 years, was a disappointed fan today. Carl is in charge of the sales corps selling "Who's Who in Major League Football" at Green Bay home games, and he was a witness to yesterday's kickoff. Just then Carl was called to the sales office at the rear of the stadium to provide more magazines for one of his men, and missed the greatest play of the season, Herber's forward pass to Don Hutson. Definitely, his work comes first.
SPECTATOR HURT AS PACKER GAME ENDS
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - Harold Ellis, 32, Route 1, received a slight fracture of his left ankle when he jumped from the bleachers at City stadium yesterday at the conclusion of the Packer-Bear game. He was taken to Bellin Memorial hospital in the Bellin ambulance, but was expected to leave today.
SIDELIGHTS OF BRILLIANT PACKER-BEAR GRID BATTLE
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - The Packer linemen were the stars of yesterday's game. Boys like Ad Schwammel, Cal Hubbard, Frank Butler, Mike Michalske and Walt Kiesling were responsible in good part for the Packer victory. On the kickoff the Packers pulled Hubbard back into the backfield to help with the blocking. On the same play Michalske was initiated into the game with a good blow on the jaw by one of the Bear players. O'Connor and Hubbard started opening up some holes on the left side of the line in the second period which were responsible for several long gains. Joe Laws got hit in the eye in the second period, and was out of the game for some time. Blood and Kopcha also were mixing it up in the third period, as were Butler and Masterson, with Kopcha helping them along, in the same quarter. Both teams were offside, but Masterson tried to take the ball through the center just the same, and Butler tackled him pretty hard. Masteron kicked at Butler, and the Packer center countered with a good right to the jaw. Both were put out of the game. Kiesling was clipped hard on the kickoff in the third period, but the officials didn't notice it. Bill Hewitt was up to his old tricks in the fourth period when he was about five yards offside on two successive Bear pass plays but he was not called for either. In the third period there was a succession of fumbles on one pass play which had the crowd up on its toes. The pass went to Johnston who dropped it. A Packer recovered and then fumbled, and the ball changed hands at least 10 times before Musso finally downed it. Then the referee called the pass incomplete and the play went back. Bill Hewitt and Bobby Cahn, the referee, exchanged some harsh words in the third period when Hewitt objected to a fair catch signal by Monnett. Cahn came out best man, and Hewitt was put in his place. The old bull-necked end was not in there yesterday as of old. He was blocked out of a number of plays, and didn't figure in anything spectacular all afternoon. He did display some quick headwork in the third period once, though, when a Bear play went awry and they called "signals check". Back in the huddle there was a bit of an argument, and just as Cahn was about to call a penalty for too much time, Hewitt called for a time out and averted a penalty. Ad Schwammel left the game in the fourth period after playing one whale of a tackle position for the first three quarters. Walt Kiesling came out with him and both got a big hand from the crowd. The Bears looked very tired toward the end of the game. And at the beginning they didn't have their old snap. It was just an old man's team up against a bunch of youngsters, and the old men were on the short end when the final gun sounded. The thundering voice of George Halas, Bear coach and owner, could be heard above the din of traffic down Walnut street after the game as the Chicago bus was making its way downtown. Halas was bitter about the game, and left little doubt about it in the minds of the players - and everyone else within hearing distance. The beer business was good. Boys were stationed at regular spots between halves dispensing it to a thirsting public, and during the game they were kept busy peddling it up and down the aisles. The press row comes in for a good share of after-game curiousity by the crowd. Metropolitan newspapers and the press services keep Western Union and Postal Telegraph wires buzzing as the reporters pour out their copy. Doc Spears, the University of Wisconsin coach, was on the Bears' bench with his former pupil, the incapacitated Bronko Nagurski. Nagurski played under Spears at the University of Minnesota. And Mr. Feathers and the Bears could have used him plenty yesterday. The outcome was a pleasant shock to many of the bleacher experts who predicted that the Packers wouldn't stand a show with the Bears. And quite a few of the boys who had the gumption to take the short end of odds that were being tossed around with reckless abandon in many places about town profited plenty.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - Through sixty minutes of eight long games, extending back three years, this writer has waited with thousands of other Green Bay Packer fans to see the last five minutes of a football game wherein the mighty Bears of Chicago, backs to the wall as the shadows fell across the field, carried stark despair and failure in their faces. You saw the expressions yesterday afternoon at City stadium when eleven of those Bears, veterans of many a conquest over the Packers in recent years, realized that they had shot their last ounce of effort and braced to ward off the final crushing advance of the victory-crazed Green Bay team. Very different, that setting, than the jubilant closing minutes of recent games, when whooping Bears rode over beaten Green Bay teams which had given their best against superior odds. The Packers were the superior team yesterday, and you are going to see them superior in many a future contest. Many a Green Bay fan is moaning today because he was two minutes late yesterday afternoon. Men who have witnessed hundreds of football games asserted unhesitatingly that the touchdown play which broke on the second play of the game was the most spectacular effort they ever have seen on a gridiron. It took the experience of Arnie Herber, the skill of Don Hutson and the savage blocking of nine other Packers to execute it perfectly - timed to the split second. It was the play of the season.
HUBBARD, MICHALSKE WILL COACH GREEN BAY'S LINE
SEPT 24 (Green Bay) - Cal Hubbard and August (Mike) Michalske are assistant coaches of the Green Bay Packers. The announcement was made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau as the team resumed practice in anticipation of the game against the New York Giants here next Sunday. Hubbard will coach the Packer line on offense, while Michalske will be in charge of the defensive line, providing the Packers with two of the most experienced heads in professional football, and relieving Lambeau of a considerable responsibility. At the same time Lambeau announced the release of Sol Kramer, blocking back; Dustin McDonald, guard; and Walter Becker, halfback. Of the three, only Kramer was under contract. It was the understanding when Hubbard and Michalske signed their contracts that the two would be used to coach the line. Both reported late, however, and they have been busy leaning their own assignments up to the present time. Henceforth they will be working directly with the Packer linemen in an effort to build the strongest forward wall in professional football. Kramer is the South Dakota State backfield man who joined the Packers at the start of the season. McDonald came from Indiana several weeks ago, and Becker is a Green Bay East high and Stevens Point Teachers College graduate.
SEPT 24 (Green Bay) - Ed Danowski and Kink Richards and Ed Danowski are the New York backfield aces the Packers must watch the closest, when the Green Bay team and the Giants meet at City stadium next Sunday. Richards in particular is a dangerous, shifty back. He got loose for a touchdown gallop against the Packers in Milwaukee last fall, and bears watching every minute while he is in the game. Danowski, the great Fordham back, is a brilliant forward passer and a bad man behind the line. Richards weighs 196 pounds, and Danowski hits the scales for 198. These are not the only stellar backs on the New York roster. Stuart Clancy is a hard running individual who weighs 190 pounds and starred at Holy Cross, while a new man attracting much attention is Tony Sarausky, 198-pound Fordham back who worked under Jimmy Crowley at the metropolitan school...AIDS SIGNAL CALLERS: John Mackorell, 179 pound quarterback, helps with the signal calling, and Leland Shaffer is a 200-pound back who performed at Kansas State at the same time as George Maddox, Packer tackle. The New York backfield carries unusual weight. Two other backfield men are Mac Krause, 201-pounder from Gonzaga, and Les Corzine, Davis-Elkins 210-pound star. Three real veterans of the professional circuit will be back again to perform against the Bays. They are Ken Strong, the all-American 205-pounder from N.Y.U.; Bo Molenda, ex-Packer and Michigan great, whose weight now is 215; and Dale Burnett, 188-pound back who starred at Emporia Teachers way back when. Burnett always plays a great game against the Packers, as does Molenda. New York is well fortified at the wing positions. Ends who may be counted upon for service against the Packers, their weights and colleges are the following: Ray Flaherty, 190, Gonzaga; Tod Goodwin, 184, West Virginia; Red Badgro, 195, U.S.C.; Ike Frankian, 207, St. Mary's; and Walter Singer, 198, Syracuse...TACKLES ARE BIG: Huge, powerful tackles help make the Giants' reputation as having one of the most effective lines in the National league. The tackles are Len Grant, 225 pounds, N.Y.U.; Jess Quatse, 229, Pitt; Bill Morgan, 235, Oregon; Tex Irvin, 230, Davis-Elkins; and Bill Owen, brother of the coach, who weighs 225 pounds, hails from Oklahoma A. & M. and is playing his ninth season of pro football. The world champions are well fortified at the guard - positions with the following men: Bob Bellinger, 220, Gonzaga; Tom Jones, 224, Bucknell; and Bernie Kaplan, Western Maryland. Several of the tackles also can be used at guard. The centers are John Dell Isola, the great Fordham 198-pounder, and Mel Hein, a 225-pound giant from Washington State who was a professional all-American in 1934. Strong and Badgro all placed on the honor team.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 24 (Green Bay) - We're telling you...decision by clubs of the NFL to increase the player limit from 22 to 24 players will prove a boon to coaches of the circuit. It always has been a tough problem for coaches to cut their squads to 22 men after the third game. This season, with almost half the pro teams operating under new pilots, the leaders will have a better chance to see their men perform in league competition and an injury or two will not deplete the reserve strength enough to cripple the squads. The coaches this season are about evenly divided between those who have come from the playing ranks and those who entered the pro game from the realm of college coaching. Lud Wray, Philadelphia Eagles tutor, can be claimed by both sides, since he put in his apprenticeship with Frankford and Buffalo before turning to college coaching at Pennsylvania. The appointment of Milo Creighton as playing coach of the Chicago Cardinals enabled the coaches from the ranks to maintain an equal balance, as Joe Bach of Notre Dame turned from coaching at Duquesne to piloting the Pittsburgh Pirates. Among the other coaches from college ranks are Potsey Clark of Detroit, who formerly worked at Kansas and Butler; Eddie Casey, ex-Harvard, now with Boston; and Paul Schissler of Brooklyn, one time of Oregon State. Curly Lambeau of Green Bay, Steve Owen of the champion New York Giants and George Halas of the Chicago Bears all came directly to their coaching positions from the playing ranks.
PACKERS' EDGE OVER N.Y. GRIDIRON TEAM IS SLIGHT
SEPT 25 (Green Bay) - Seven victories in a 13-game series, with no ties, is the record which the Green Bay Packers have attained against the New York Giants, their foes of next Sunday at City stadium. Although shorter than some of the series in which the Packers and other National league clubs have engaged, the Packer-New York string of games has been one of the most bitter. The Packers have a one-game edge to date, but are leading by a wide margin in total points. Cal Hubbard, who will perform in the Green Bay line next Sunday, was the principal reason why the Packers lot the first game of the series in 1928. Hubbard, playing at end for New York, took a pass near the Packer goal line and Mule Wilson went over for the touchdown, the Giants winning, 6 to 0. The Packers came back later in the season to grab a 7 to 0 victory at the Polo Grounds on Verne Lewellen's touchdown and Red Dunn's extra kick...ONE OF GREATEST: The 1929 contest, one of the greatest games ever played in the National league, marked the turning point in Green Bay's football destiny, as a powerful Packer team rode over the Giants, 20 to 6. Lewellen's great punting and touchdowns by Blood, Molenda and McCrary, in addition to Molenda's two extra point kicks, gave Green Bay the win. Plansky got the New York score. The Packers used but 11 men until the final minute of play, when Minnick was substituted for Bowdoin. Defending their national championship in 1930, the Packers broke even with the Giants. Green Bay won in the Wisconsin game, 14 to 7, with Nash and Blood scoring touchdowns, and Dunn booting both extra points. Sedbrook scored a New York touchdown, and Friedman kicked the point. The Giants won the return game, played in the east, 13 to 6, Badgro and Friedman scoring touchdowns and Friedman getting an extra point. Lewellen scored for the Bays. Green Bay won two games in 1931, starting off by walloping the Giants here, 27 to 7. Lewellen scored two touchdowns and Engelmann and Blood each got one, Dunn kicking three extra points. Flaherty scored New York's
touchdown and Moran kicked the extra point...BRUDER STEPS OUT: At New York Hank Bruder turned in one of his greatest days as a Packer, leading Green Bay to a 14 to 10 victory. Blood and Bruder scored the touchdowns and Dunn kicked the extra points. Moran did all the Giant scoring on a touchdown, an extra point and a field goal. The Packers won the first 1932 game, played at City stadium, 13 to 0, on touchdowns by McCrary and Bruder and O'Boyle's point by placement. New York won the eastern game, 6 to 0, when Flaherty took Jack McBride's forward pass for a touchdown. New York swept the series in 1933, Burnett scored a touchdown, Newman an extra point and Strong a field goal as the invaders defeated Green Bay, 10 to 7, with Burnett and Badgro scoring Giant touchdowns and Ken Strong kicking two extra points and a field goal. Gantenbein scored for Green Bay. Last year the Packers won the first game, played at State Fair park in Milwaukee, 20 to 6. Grove and Goldenberg scored touchdowns for the winners, with Monnett kicking two field goals and a pair of extra points. Kink Richards counted a New York touchdown. On the eastern trip the Bays lost out, 17 to 3, Hinkle's field goal being the only Packer score. For New York Newman got two touchdowns, Strong an extra point and two field goals.
PACKER PUP WITH ONE BLACK EYE IS TEAM MASCOT
SEPT 25 (Green Bay) - When the National Dog Week has gone the way of all weeks, there will have been at least one dog made supremely happy. His will be a place in the sun that hundreds of small boys wish might be theirs. He will be among his kind, strong, aggressive, fearless fighters, a descendant of champions among champions. He will be where courage and tenacity are watchwords. He will be king of canines, the mascot of the finest football aggregation that ever graced a gridiron. He will be the "Packer Pup". The Green Bay Packers' mascot is a Yankee terrier, better known as the American pit bull. The breed is noted for its intelligence and kindly disposition as well as for being the scrappiest thing on legs. Although he is less than four months old and not half grown, he is already putting older and larger dogs in their respective places. Jim Groenfeldt, of the Lakeside Kennels at Sturgeon Bay, who is donating the pup to the local Dog Week committee for presentation, shipped the dog last week, but Coach Lambeau said at the time that the team would officially and formally accept the mascot at the Packer-Giant game on Sept. 29. The "Packer Pup" (until a better name is suggested) would like to take some of the credit for the win over the Bears last Sunday. He claims to have been there in spirit, even though he was not actually on the bench. In any event he will be in there battling during the rest of the schedule. P.S. - Anyone desiring to suggest a name may wish to know the pup is all white with the exception of one black eye.
GEORGE SAUER SHIFTED TO FULLBACK FOR GREEN BAY
SEPT 26 (Green Bay) - Clarke Hinkle and Roger Grove today appeared doubtful performers as the Green Bay Packers drilled for the New York Giants, world professional football champions, who play here Sunday. Buckets Goldenberg is nursing an injury, and Swede Johnston was given some work at blocking quarterback in his place. Coach E.L. Lambeau also shifted George Sauer, who has been working at halfback, the position Sauer played during his entire college career. Sauer fitted right into the Packer machinery at full, and is in excellent condition for Sunday's game. He looked very impressive in his appearance against the Chicago Bears last week, and Lambeau is counting upon him for regular service. Grove, who was improving rapidly from a preseason injury, hurt himself again in practice and definitely is out for Sunday. Hinkle, while no hospital case, is not in good shape and may ride the bench against the Giants. He was supposed to be crippled on the day of the Bear game, however, and performed as well as any back on the field. Officials for the Green Bay-New York contest have been named by President Joe F. Carr, Columbus. They are Bobby Cahn, Chicago, referee; Gunnar Elliott, Fort Wayne, Ind., umpire; Earl Wyman, Oshkosh, head linesman; and Wilfred Smith, Chicago, field judge...DANOWSKI IS INJURED: Reports from Delafield, Wis., where the Giants are preparing for their Green Bay invasion, indicate that Ed Danowski, sensational halfback from Fordham, will be in shape to appear against the Packers. Danowski suffered a slight concussion in the Pittsburgh game last week, but yesterday he worked out with the team at St. John's Military academy field. Assistant coaches Mike Michalske and Cal Hubbard are working with the Green Bay line in an effort to build an impregnable first line of defense for New York. The Packer forwards showed vast improvement between the Cardinal and Bear games, and the two veteran linemen are aiming to protect the advantage.
HERBER-HUTSON FORWARD PASS IS SEASON RECORD FOR GRID LOOP
SEPT 26 (Green Bay) - Ernie Caddel, of the Detroit Lions and formerly of Stanford, has jumped into prominence in the race for individual ground gaining and point scoring honors, according to NFL statistics compiled today. Caddel gained 147 yards in nine attempts for an average of 16 1/3 yards per clip. Earl (Dutch) Clark, also of the Lions, is second with a total of 81 yards, and Ken (Ike) Peterson, Chicago Cards, is third with 74. By scoring three touchdowns, Caddel took the lead in points scored with 18. Dale Burnett, New York Giants, and Dutch Clark are second and third with 12 and 10 points, respectively...HAS PERFECT RECORD: Swede Ellstrom has a perfect record to lead the forward passers with 5 complete out of 5 thrown. He is with the Pirates, and formerly with Northwestern university. John GIldea, a teammate, has completed six passes, but threw 13. The longest pass completed, Arnold Herber to Don Hutson, Packers, was good for 83 yards and a touchdown. Hutson, member of Alabama's Rose Bowl champions last year, tops the circuit in the reception end of aerials on the strength of the record catch. Burnett, Giants, is second with a total gain of 79 yards. The only field goal of the season was booted by Armond Niccolai, Pitt Pirates' tackle, formerly with Duquesne. His three-pointer was kicked from placement on the 47 yard line...ADD TO LAURELS: The Lions added to the sporting laurels of their city by jumping to an early lead in ground gaining honors, having piled up a total of 381 yards in one game. The New York Giants are second with 297 yards in one game. Although the Green Bay Packers have 389 yards, it took them two games to gain this total, bringing their average below 200. Detroit has completed only one pass for 11 yards, so in 57 attempts at carrying the ball, the backfield made an average of 6.8 yards per try. The Chicago Cardinals have the best passing record with four out of eight completed for a 50 percent average. The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Packers, however, have completed the most passes - 11 each.
PACKERS DRILL HARD FOR BIG GIANT BATTLE
SEPT 26 (Green Bay) - Kink Richards and Ed Danowski are the boys the Green Bay Packers are being coached to watch in their game here Sunday with the New York Giants. Richards is considered by the Bays as a dangerous, shift back. The Packers have not forgotten his touchdown gallop against them last fall and eleven pairs of eyes will be on him in each play Sunday. Danowski, recently recovered from injuries, also is a brilliant back. He is an accurate passer and for this reason the Bays have been drilling hard on a pass defense all this week. Coach E.L. Lambeau yesterday announced the release of Sol Kramer, blocking halfback; Dustin McDonald, guard, and Warren Becker, guard. Only Kramer was under contract. Kramer is the South Dakota State backfield ace who joined the Packers at the start of the season. McDonald came from Indiana several weeks ago and Becker is a Green Bay East High and Stevens Point Teachers' college graduate.
GREEN BAY PACKERS READY FOR PROFESSIONAL CHAMPS
SEPT 27 (Green Bay) - Having executed an about face against the Chicago Bears last Sunday, the Packers today were preparing for the command of "Forward, March!" as they drilled for the New York Giants, NFL champions, who will invade the City stadium Sunday. The Giants will arrive here via the Milwaukee road at noon tomorrow, and will make their headquarters at the Beaumont hotel. Word from Delafield, Wis., where the team has been practicing, indicates that the Giants' lineup will be intact, with two possible exceptions. Jesse Quatse, former Pittsburgh tackle who served briefly with Green Bay, rejoined the squad yesterday after undergoing an x-ray examination for an injured shoulder. He probably will see no action against his former team. Packer fans who have been counting upon watching Ed Danowski, the great Fordham back, will probably not be disappointed. Danowski incurred a concussion in the New York-Pittsburgh game, and for several days he did not practice with the team. Day before yesterday he rejoined the squad for signal drill and yesterday he was back in harness again, indication enough that Coach Steven Owen will use him against Green Bay. The Packer morale is at top peak. "Win? We've got to win!" is the sentiment expressed by nearly every man on the team. The players are conscious of the fact that they looked like a potential championship outfit against the Bears, and they are taking every precaution to avoid a relapse...BUCKETS RUNNING SIGNALS: Buckets Goldenberg, who took thinks easy earlier in the week because of a bruise picked up in the Chicago Bear game, is running signals again and may start the game at his blocking quarterback position. Swede Johnston has been getting a play at the same spot, and Herman Schneidman also is available, leaving Coach E.L. Lambeau with no dearth of material at that key position. Several Packers expressed satisfaction with the arrangement by which Cal Hubbard and Mike Michalske, assistant coaches, are handling the line coaching assignment. With Hubbard working on offense and Michalske on defense, the other Bay forwards are getting the advantage of years of professional football experience. George Sauer remained at fullback today, and Coach Lambeau probably will start him at that post. Sauer is recovering rapidly from an injury incurred in the preseason games. He looked impressive in several line thrusts against the Bears, and should be that much more effective against New York. Although the New York backfield is exceptionally heavy, averaging close to 200 pounds, with several performers well above that total, it is the Giants' line which worries the Packers the most.
JESSE QUATSE IS LOST TO GIANTS FOR SUNDAY
SEPT 27 (Delafield, WI) - Jesse Quatse, former Pitt tackle, was announced today as a doubtful starter when the New York Giants, 1934 champions of the NFL, meet the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Green Bay. Quatse rejoined the squad yesterday at St. John's Military Academy, where the Giants are training, after an X-ray examination of an injured shoulder. Coach Steve Owen, after a conference with Dr. Francis McCormick, revealed the Giant lineman probably will not see service against the Bays.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 27 (Green Bay) - Now the letters on the "Packer Pup" are beginning to come in proving that a mascot can do a team a lot of good. Why? Because every plug for the pup is a plug for the Bays, and there'll probably be a lot of interest in the little animal until someone hangs a satisfactory name upon him."Sunday's Packers had pep and punch," writes "Packer Friend", who had apparently seen the game. "Let us call the Packer Pup 'Zip'. May the 1935 Green Bay Packers 'zip' up the pennant." Amen to that. You'll see the pup at the Giant-Packer game Sunday, getting his first workout as a mascot. He'll be parked along the bench, and will be presented to the squad officially. It's remarkable what a good, efficient mascot can do for a team. The Cubs have one - a far, round little fellow who attends school in the early part of the day and then hurries to the ball park. The other day, with the Cubs in the middle of their pennant drive, he was late. The entire team was jittery and wobbly until the little fellow came in, and has his head rubbed for luck. The Cubs rode into opposition and set up another victory. May the Packer Pup be punctual.
PLAYERS COME AND PLAYERS GO; PERRY GOES
SEPT 27 (Green Bay) - A constantly changing roster of football players, carrying some of the greatest stars of the nation, has been carried during the past decade by the Green Bay Packers, but one name has stuck to the roll, except during one, brief period, for the entire period. The name is that of Claude Perry, who joined the Bays in the fall of 1927, and is now starting his ninth season in a Green Bay uniform. Perry wandered from the fold just once. In 1931, after playing with the Packers for part of their third consecutive championship year, he was sent to Brooklyn, where he finished the season by playing four games with the Dodgers. One of the games was against the Packers, and Perry starred in helping hold the powerful Bays to a 7 to 0 score. Perry did his first football playing at Jasper, Ala., his hometown. Then there were three seasons with the University of Alabama varsity - three great years for the southern school, during which its football team lost but one game. Claude played in two Rose Bowl games - one in 1926, when Alabama defeated Washington, 20 to 19, and the other the following year, when the Crimson Tide played Stanford university to a 7-all deadlock. The Alabama victory of 1926 was the one in which Johnny Mack Brown starred for the Tide - starred against Washington and remained to star in motion pictures. Perry rarely has been injured. Only for a short period during the 1933 season, when he bruised both knees, was he unable to play regularly, and he never has missed a practice. Until this season Perry always has played without a headgear, but the Packers are now attempting to make him wear one of the protective articles.
PRO GRID NOTES
SEPT 27 (Green Bay) - The pro loop will get underway full blast this weekend as four games are scheduled. Philadelphia has an open league date but Coach Lud Wray has booked an exhibition game with a crack free lance eastern eleven...The Boston Braves will open at home against Brooklyn. This will be Eddie Casey's official debut as coach in the postgraduate gridiron circuit and his old Harvard friends are planning to turn out en masse and cheer him on...Coach Potsey Clark and his Detroit Lions are scheduled to rub elbows with the Chicago Cardinals. Both clubs copped their initial contests this season and it should be a battle royal to see who continues on Victory Row...Pittsburgh is expecting a capacity crowd when the Chicago Bears play there Sunday. The Pirates will probably present a revamped battle front as Coach Joe Bach is far from satisfied with the way his club is performing...The New York Giants, 1934 champions, are billed for a gridiron duel at Green Bay. Steve Owen, the New Yorkers' pilot, is expecting plenty of trouble as the Packers are hard to beat when playing in their own backyard...Bill Lee, one of Alabama's stars last year, is finding National league football very much to his liking. He has cinched a tackle job with Brooklyn and he covered a Patterson fumble last Sunday which paved the way for a 7-6 win...Ernie Caddel, Detroit halfback, got off on the right foot in the National league scoring race, when he made three touchdowns in the game which the Lions won by 35 to 0. Caddel is a product of Stanford university...A crowd of 23,000 saw the New York Giants crush Pittsburgh to the tune of 42 to 7 in
the Smoky City Sunday. Tim Mara's hirelings had one of their "on" days, and the Pirates were badly outclassed at every stage of the game...Green Bay broke into the winning column with a 7 to 0 victory over their bitter rivals, the Chicago Bears. The only score of the game came in the first minute of play when Don Hutson grabbed a long pass and raced to a touchdown...Weinstock, who plunged his way to gridiron fame at Pittsburgh university, is one of the recruit backs on the Philadelphia squad. Coach Wray is grooming him carefully as Weinstock is due to see a lot of service for the Eagles this fall...Jake Grossman, who was a football "great" at Rutgers, is carrying on well for Brooklyn. Grossman is an elusive back and his triple threat ability makes him extra dangerous. Grossman has been an ace in all the Dodger preseason tilts...Denny Shea is again back on the job as managing director for the Boston Redskins. Shea keeps the home fires burning while Owner George Marshall takes care of his varied business interest in Washington and New York City...James Keefe, former Holy Cross star who formerly officiated in New England, is drawing some assignments from President Joe Carr for games from the western loop. Keefe works either as a field judge or headlinesman...Claire Randolph is again on the job snapping the ball for the Detroit Lions. He is one of the gridders whom Coach Clark moved from Portsmouth to the Motor City. Randolph is an aggressive forward and is a near-perfect handler of the ball...The New York Giants moved directly from Pittsburgh to Delafield, Wis., where they trained all week for the game at Green Bay this weekend. Delafield is the same spot where the Chicago Bears practiced for the contest with the All Stars..George Grosvenor, a rookie halfback from the far west, looms as one of the bright spots in the Bears' attack. Aside from his running ability, he punts fairly well and is right at home when the Bruins start throwing forward passes...New York's victory over Pittsburgh was a costly one for the Giants, as Captain Badgro, one of the best ends in professional football, was injured on the first play of the game and he will probably be on the sidelines for two weeks...George Sauer, a star back from Nebraska, got his first taste of big time football against the Bears and he gained plenty of yardage for the Packers. Sauer slashed through the big Chicago front line several times for first downs...Lou Gordon, veteran tackle of the Chicago Cardinals, has again been named captain. Gordon is rough and tumble gridder and likes it best when the pressure is on. Many experts think Lou is without a peer at his position...The gifted toe of Dutch Clark, backfield ace, seems to be functioning as usual for the Detroit Lions. Clark came through with four points after touchdowns in the Philadelphia game besides making a touchdown on a smash off tackle...Bo Molenda, veteran New York back, is up to his old tricks again. In the game against Pittsburgh, the former Michigan star intercepted a pass by Nicksick and stepped 26 yards for a touchdown without a hand being laid on him.
BROKEN LEGS PROVE PACKERS ARE TOUGH
SEPT 27 (Oshkosh) - Schmaltz Friedrich, contractor and widely known fight promoter in the state, was still suffering from a foot injury here Thursday after he and Francis Bloomer, Appleton contractor, decided to settle a football tactical point by re-enacting a Green Bay Packer play. Bloomer, a former Lawrence college football player, contended that the Packers' defense was weak at certain times. Schmaltz took issue with him. To settle the argument Friedrich charged at Bloomer and Bloomer tackled him low, in the approved college manner, and broke Friedrich's foot in several places. Schmaltz rushed to the Mercy hospital here, where X-rays showed the extent of his injuries. Schmaltz still is unconvinced. Lou is without a peer at his position...The gifted toe of Dutch Clark, backfield ace, seems to be functioning as usual for the Detroit Lions. Clark came through with four points after touchdowns in the Philadelphia game besides making a touchdown on a smash off tackle...Bo Molenda, veteran New York back, is up to his old tricks again. In the game against Pittsburgh, the former Michigan star intercepted a pass by Nicksick and stepped 26 yards for a touchdown without a hand being laid on him.
HERE'S STRATEGY GREEN BAY USED IN UPSETTING BEARS
SEPT 27 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers' 7 to 0 victory over the Bears last Sunday was another point in favor of the reformers and a few coaches who argue against long hours of laborious preparation for football games. The Packers took five minutes on Saturday to learn the play, which on Sunday was executed in 30 seconds for an 83 yard gain and the touchdown which ended at seven the Bears' string of consecutive victories over Green Bay. After the Packers' disappointing showing against the Cardinals the week before, Coach Curly Lambeau realized his only hope of preventing the Bears from winning their eighth straight to devise some surprise maneuver by which the Packers might get a lead...PASS A LOGICAL WEAPON: Against the Bears' heavy line, a pass was the most logical weapon, particularly since the Packer squad included Arnie Herber and Don Hutson. Herber, a back, is regarded as the best passers in the NFL. Hutson, who led all end
candidates in the Tribune's nationwide all-American poll last month, established himself as one of the greatest pass receivers in the nation by his play for Alabama against Stanford in last New Year's day's Tournament of Roses game. He possesses all the requisites for a pass receiver. He is tall and rangy, and was the fastest man, lineman or back, on the all-star squad. Herber was handicapped by a severely injured leg, but he was able to take his place in the lineup for a few plays at a time and throw passes. It was decided to use him only when the Packers were on the offense in the hope of catching the Bears by surprise with one of his accurate throws...SCORE ON FIRST PLAY: Jack Manders kicked off to Hank Bruder, who brought the ball back 12 yards to the Packers' 17 yard line, where it was first down. Without looking further for a chance to pull a surprise, the Packers went into the formation diagrammed above: The ball was snapped to Herber (No. 1), who faded back to the right as if to throw to Johnny Blood (No. 2). Blood was the decoy. Meanwhile, Hutson (No. 3) raced up the field directly toward Beattie Feathers, Bears' halfback, playing in the safety position. Feathers waited on the 50 yard line for Hutson to come to him. As he neared Feathers, Hutson cut to the center of the field. Feathers was tardy covering up and Hutson was behind him when he took Herber's thrown on the 45 yard line. Feathers made a lunge and slapped Hutson on the hips, but he couldn't get a hold of him and pursuit was futile as the fleet end lengthened out into full stride. Only two eligible receivers, Hutson and Blood, crossed the line of scrimmage. The three others remained behind to block for Herber. This gave Herber ample protection, which was enhanced by the perfection with which each man carried out his assignment, to get set and unleash his long throw. While highly successful in the one and only time the Packers have used it, the play is practice only for a team which has as fast and gifted a pass receiver as Hutson. Against an alert team it is not likely that the play could be worked successfully a second time because of the scarcity of receivers and the preponderance of secondary defenders. If executed as flawlessly as the Packers did, however, it would not be necessary to use it more than once.
GREEN BAY READY FOR NEW YORK
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - Once again to the gridiron wars against the team representing the world's largest city, and carrying the world's professional football championship, the Green Bay Packers will be at home tomorrow against the New York Giants. The game will be played at City stadium and will start at 2 o'clock. The Packers will be in the best shape of the season for the New York invasion. Except for the usual assortment of minor bruises and ailments, the entire squad will be ready for 60 minutes of action, barring only Clarke Hinkle, fullback, and Roger Grove, halfback. Hinkle and Grove will ride the bench, but the other Packer luminaries, including George Sauer and Buckets Goldenberg, have shaken off their injuries and are ready for the "full speed ahead" signal. Sauer is a good bet to start at fullback, and Buckets probably will be in at the blocking quarterback position. For a few brief minutes
AMERICAN LEAGUE TOSSES IN SPONGE
SEPT 28 (Columbus, OH) - The American Professional Football league will not operate this year, members decided at a meeting here. Failure of cities holding franchises to fill playing rosters was given as the reason for disbanding the league. Cities represented at the meeting were Dayton, St. Louis, Memphis, Cincinnati, Louisville and Nashville. The American league has been the only serious rival to the NFL.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - A decade or two from today, several thousand people will relate, with great enthusiasm but hardly with exaggeration, all the details of that much publicized touchdown play which burst in the face of Beattie Feathers last Sunday at City stadium. The people who saw the play rapidly are coming to the belief that they were in at the ringside on a very important even, which may go down in professional football history as one of the greatest plays of the game. It has been described on the radio, written and re-written in the press, and yesterday it even diagrammed, slightly altered at the discretion of the Packer coaching staff, in a Chicago newspaper. You won't see another one just like that play, probably - but you'll see a great many passes, forward and otherwise, when the Packers meet the world championship New York Giants tomorrow. Aerial dynamite in the New York backfield will be matched with that of the Green Bay bombing squadron from start to finish, for the Packer-Giant games always featured by a rain of forward passes. It's anybody's ball game, and almost any score looks good. We like 10 to 7, Green Bay.
GIANTS TO PLAY BAYS ON SUNDAY
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - The New York Giants, 1934 National league champions, will rub elbows with the Packers here Sunday in a game which will go a long way towards deciding just where the Bays will finish in the pro league race this year. The kickoff is scheduled promptly at 2 p.m. and Bobby Cahn, the popular official from Chicago, will be tooting the whistle again. This will be the New Yorkers' second league tilt of the season. Last Sunday, Coach Steve Owen turned his warriors loose against Pittsburgh and when the smoke blew over the Pirates were resting on the short end of a 42 to 7 score. Immediately after this contest the Giants entrain for Delafield, Wis., where they have been practicing all week on the campus of the St. John's Military academy. The Giants have their title winning squad intact which includes such stars as Red Flaherty, all-American end; Morgan, a tackle who has been the talk of the league last year; Ken Strong, one of the greatest backfielders of all time; Hein, a sure passing center and the old reliable Bo Molenda of Michigan State fame who seems to improve with age. One of the largest crowds in football history here saw the Packers upset the Chicago Bears last Sunday by a 7-0 score and another capacity turnout is expected Sunday. Coach Curly Lambeau's squad clicked perfectly against the Windy City Bruins and the Bay mentor expects his hirelings to carry on just as successfully against the eastern invaders. George Sauer, Don Hutson, Babe Kiesling, Bob Tenner and
in last Sunday's Packer-Bear game, Hinkle and Sauer worked in the same backfield, displaying a two-edged punch which promised great things for the future. With the two, big heavy backs shooting at first one tackle and then the other, the Packers held a constant threat which kept the Bear secondary glued to the line of scrimmage. Arnold Herber will be there tossing passes at the world champions tomorrow, and today's report from the Packer ticket sales office indicated that there will be someone there to watch him do it. E.A. Spachmann, sales director, reported that the demand for Green Bay-New York game tickets is "very brisk", and he pointed to tomorrow's forecast of fair weather as another spur to an anticipated large crowd...LOADED WITH PUNCH: The New York backfield is loaded with potential dynamite. The all-American Ken Strong; Bo Molenda, always a savage performer when appearing against the Packers; Ed Danowski, the great Fordham forward pass expert, who is out to lift Herber's laurels; and Kink Richards, reputedly the greatest back on the New York roster, all promise 60 minutes of brilliant, fast moving action against the Packers. Coach E.L. Lambeau today issued a warning to the fans not to take the New York squad too lightly, although there didn't seem to be much danger in regarding in that light a team which holds the championship of the world. "The Giant-Packer games always are thrilling, wide open battles," Lambeau said, "and the New York team is one of the biggest and toughest in the National league." Indications are that it will take another super-performances such as the Packers staged against the Chicago Bears, to stop New York's march to a second title, and it may take another miracle play, such as the famed Herber to Hutson forward pass, to accomplish it.
the other new stars in the Packer lineup will be in the game Sunday determined to give the 1934 pennant winners the same dose of gridiron medicine that George Halas and his Chicagoans had to swallow last Sunday. There are any number of good seats left for the New York game and the Packer management will have extra ticket booths open to handle the last minute demand for ducats.
GIANTS, PACKERS RENEW FEUD SUNDAY
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - With a 7 to 0 victory over the Chicago Bears last week, the Packers confidently awaited the coming of the New York Giants at Green Bay Sunday for another of the crucial early season battles. It will be the only game this season between the two clubs. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 pm. The Giants who walloped Pittsburgh in their first start a week ago, 42 to 7, again have one of the most dangerous clubs in the league. The lineup includes not only most of the old heads who for the last few years have made New York one of the most feared outfits in the game, but also quite a few new faces. The newcomers include Goodwin, a corking good end who played with West Virginia the year the Mountaineers lost to Wisconsin at Camp Randall, and Corzine and Mackerell, two fine backs. Although buoyed in spirits by their comeback against the Bears last week, after having dropped their opener to the Cards a week previous, the Packers are not in the best of shape for the engagement. Hinkle is still ill, although he played a short time last Sunday; Grove aggaravated an old injury in practice, and Goldenberg has a trick knee that have given him some trouble. It will probably be a battle of passes. The Packers did their most effective work against the Bears last week in the air and the Giants the same against the Pirates. In anticipation of this kind of game, Lambeau has spent considerable time during the week on pass defense which looked none too hot against the Bears. Bobby Cahn, the little half pint referee, will again handle the game...While the Packers and Giants square away at Green Bay Sunday, six other clubs will also swing into action. At Detroit, in which should be one of the best games of the week, the Cardinals will meet the Detroit Lions. The two clubs rate as favorites in the western end of the league and the outcome of the game will probably have an important bearing on the western championship. At Boston the Redskins and Brooklyn will fight it out and at Pittsburgh the Bears and Pirates.