New York Giants (6-2-1) 10, Green Bay Packers (7-3) 0
Sunday November 21st 1937 (at New York)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(NEW YORK) - The New York Giants, keyed to the highest limit, handed the Green Bay Packers a 10 to 0 defeat at the Polo Grounds here Sunday afternoon before some 40,000 fans in a NFL game. Football experts who have seen the Giants take it on the chin at the hands of Detroit a week ago were dumbfounded at the amazing exhibition of gridironing which Steve Owen's team uncorked against the Packers. It was a startling upset. Jimmy Crowley was one of the football experts who said after the game, he could hardly believe his eyes as he watched the New Yorkers do their stuff against the world champions. Crowley said the game the Giants played against the Packers was as different as day and night from their exhibition in the Lions' upheaval. Coach Lambeau's team died with their boots on. Possibly there wasn't as much steam as there has been on other games but they were fighting for every inch of ground, and even when things went against them, putrid officiating, and so forth, they kept their head up and played to the best of their ability.
CAN'T GET STARTED
Somehow or another the Bays simply couldn't get started. Several times it seemed as if they were going places but then there would be a miscue and the offensive bubble would have to simmer out in a punt. This not only happened once but a dozen times and it was discouraging to say the least. It was a he-man's combat all the way with a lot of bone crushing on both sides. The officials let this run along until early in the fourth quarters when Tarzan White took a swing in the open at Russ Letlow and it looked as if a young free-for-all would develop. Players from both teams swarmed on the field and there was a lot of shoving and scuffling on both sides. Referee Tom Thorp and the other officials were in the midst of the rumpus and they all did some fancy stepping around the gridiron. Finally a detail of the New York police galloped on the playing field and peace was restored. Both Letlow and White were chased to the showers and the Giants were handed a penalty for starting the gang fight. The much-vaunted aerial drive of the Packers was not any too conspicuous. The Giants were covering Hutson like a tent and some times even holding him to slow up his progress down the field. This happened so frequently that the Packers protested continually, but it was of no avail as the officials let it ride just as if it was a regular happening at the Polo Grounds. On the other hand the Giants who had not set the league ablaze in their ground-gaining cut loose with splendid executed forward passes. Danowski, the ex-Fordham Ram who hadn't been doing anything this season, hurled the ball with deadly precision and it found the mark too often for the Packers. One of Danowski's most accurate tosses was snagged by Jim Poole, first year Giant end, in the third quarter. Poole made really a remarkable catch, as two of the Bayites were on top of him, but he stretched his arms between them and hung onto the cowhide as if he had mucilage on his fingers. Tilly Manton split the uprights with the goal after touchdown, and this made the score 10 to 0 as the sure-footed Manton in the second quarter field-goaled a slicker from 24 yards out.
ANOTHER BAD DECISION
The Packers seldom got into scoring territory except after the feud early in the fourth quarter. Here again a questionable ruling by the officials on an out-of-bounds play upset the apple cart. And no matter what the Bays tried they couldn't lug the ball across the final stripe. It turned out to be a splendid afternoon for football, although the playing field was a bit soggy in spots. It snowed up until about 10 a.m., but then the sun broke through the clouds and this tended somewhat to dry up the chalkboard. However, the soggy infield muck seemed to stick to the cleats and the players were continually trying to shake it off. There was a vivid contrast to the colors of the visiting team. The Packers were resplendent in their yellow and gold while the Giants were togged out in red and black outfits. This should have helped the officials in calling offsides but it seemed all they could see was the golden-helmeted Packers beating the ball. The combat was devoid of hair raising long runs, both clubs were piling it at top speed, and the carriers had no end of trouble trying to break away into the open. When the second half started Paul Miller, pee-wee Packer halfback, got loose for a couple of wide end sweeps, thanks to some splendid blocking by his teammates. Clarke Hinkle chalked up a couple of first downs for the Packers by splendid line plunging and every once in awhile the Bays would click on a forward pass. After Tilly Manton had got his three pointer in the second stanza, the Packers launched a mediocre drive down the field but the sustained offense bogged down and soon the halftime whistle blew with no damage to the New Yorkers.
MILLER GETS AWAY
The Packers received as the third quarter got underway. Miller got away for 18 yards and then Herber tossed one a mile down the field and Cuff intercepted on the Giants' 26. It seemed as if one of the Bay receivers would snag this toss but the Olympic athlete from Marquette bobbed up on the horizon and snagged the oval. This was just another one of those things that seemed to be always going against the Packers. Getting back to the start of the game, the Packers received and after an exchange of punts and a costly offside the Giants had the ball on the Packers' 45. An overhead toss from Danowski to Leemans made it first down and another pass to Howell was good for seven yards. Here the Packers stiffened and held for two rushes. Cuff then attempted a field goal. The kick was partly blocked but Grant fell on the ball on the Packers' 17. The Giants couldn't take advantage of this break and Leemans fumbled, Smith recovering for Green Bay. Hinkle then booted one far down the field and Leemans was dumped on his 43-yard line. Danowski, attempting a spinner, fumbled and Milt Gantenbein recovered. This apparently changed the complexion of the first quarter. However, two line plays only netted the Packers a few yards and Clarke Hinkle's attempted placement from the 33-yard line missed the uprights. Soon after the quarter ended with the ball in the Giants' possession on their own 33. As the second stanza got underway the Giants sent in numerous replacements and Coach Lambeau also made some changes in his Packers' machine. The ball changed hands several times in the next few minutes with little advantage to either side. It wasn't long after that Herber kicked to Leemans, who made a swell catch and brought the ball close to midfield. Here the Giants bunched two first downs with some yardage to spare and it looked as if they might go places for a touchdown. However, Green Bay held tight, and Manton then booted his field goal, which gave the Giants a 3-0 lead. For the remainder of the quarter the Bays had the upper hand and when halftime was called the ball was resting on the Packers' 44-yard line.
PICKS OFF PASS
Going into the third quarter Jankowski ran Cuff's kickoff back to the 22, then came Miller's run and Cuff's once-before mentioned interception of Herber's pass. The Giants picked up two first downs but the Packers stiffened again and Danowski booted out to the Green Bay 12. The Packers clicked for a 10-yarder but the offense dragged and Herber punted to the Giant 28. The New Yorkers were held tight and Danowski booted to Sauer, who ran it back about three stripes but fumbled when tackled and Poole grabbed the ball for the Giants on Green Bay's 33. This was the crucial break. Soar picked up a first down and then Danowski made his touchdown toss to Poole. The remainder of the quarter was several exchanges of kicks before the Packers got underway, and when quarter time was called the Bays had the ball on the New Yorkers' 28. Bruder and Miller got a first down. A Herber to Hutson pass bounced out of Don's hands and Soar intercepted the ball on the Giants' five. The Giants kicked out of danger and the Packers once more resumed their passing attack. This stalled, however, when Danowski made a very questionable interception of one of Herber's passes on the Giants' 18. The Packers protested long and hard on the official decision but it did no good. Several plays later the free-for-all started and then for the remainder of the game the contest developed into a grudge battle with elbows, knees and hands being very much in evidence. The Packers got together for several futile rushes but couldn't get the yardage for the needed first downs. Whwn the final whistle blew the ball was fairly deep in Packer territory.
GREEN BAY - 0 0 0 0 - 0
NEW YORK - 0 3 7 0 - 10
2ND - NY - Tilly Manton, 24-yard field goal NEW YORK 3-0
3RD - NY - Jim Poole, 14-yard pass from Ed Danowski (Manton kick) NEW YORK 10-0
GIANTS, BEARS HAVE FAVORED
NOV 22 (Chicago) - A lot of things can happen before the national pro football league season ends, but it's a good bet that the New York Giants and Chicago Bears will battle it out for the 1937 championship. The Giants and Bears last met for the title in 1934. On that occasion, the Giants won out by donning basketball shoes in the second half and scampering to victory on a slippery field. Yesterday the Giants went out of their way to help Chicago get a chance for a revenge by practically eliminating Green Bay from title contention with a clean cut, 10 to 0 triumph over the Green Bay Packers at the Polo Grounds...TIED WITH PACKERS: Detroit registered a 16 to 7 win over the Chicago Cards, with Ed Klewicki scoring a touchdown after recovering a Cardinal fumble and Bill Shepherd tallying on a pass interception. The victory left Detroit tied with Green Bay for second place in the Western section. With Ace Parker providing the punch, Brooklyn's Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 23 to 0, scoring all points in the last half. Brooklyn was held to nine first downs as compared to 13 for the Pirates. Washington clung to its title hopes by defeating the hapless Cleveland Rams, 16 to 7. Washington scored a touchdown in the first period but failed to convert and saw the Rams go ahead on Goddard's touchdown in the second stanza. Then Riley Smith scored a field goal and a touchdown in the third period to clinch victory for the Redskins...OUTPLAY GREEN BAY: The Giants came back from a defeat of the Detroit Lions to outmaneuver the Ponderous Packers. After Mel Hein had recovered Danowski's fumble of his pass interception, the Packers protested loudly in the final period. Tempers were short, for on the next play the Giants were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Tarzan White, a guard, was put out of the game. Russ Letlow, the Packers' opposition guard, was sent out too. Letlow turned suddenly as he walked off the field and rushed White. They came together with a flurry of blows and White went down and out and his teammates persuaded Letlow to leave the field. The crowd booed lustily as he walked off.
FANS IN MILWAUKEE ALSO DISAPPOINTED
NOV 22 (Green Bay) - A long, remorseful "O-o-oh - " resounded Sunday afternoon through the halls of the Milwaukee auditorium following a report of the Green Bay Packers' 10 to 0 defeat at the hands of the New York Giants, according to Green Bay persons who attended the auto show there. Milwaukee fans, like those in Green Bay, evidently felt the defeat keenly.
GOLDENBERG HURT IN PACKER LOSS
NOV 22 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers left here at 2:30 this afternoon for Washington, where they will go into immediate training for their game with the Redskins next Sunday. The Bays carried a string of injured men with them. Buckets Goldenberg remained in a hospital here, his knee badly bruised.
He was carried off the field in a stretcher. Hank Bruder incurred a chest injury, x-ray reports on which have not been received, and Earl (Bud) Svendsen has a badly broken nose. Most of the other players are badly shaken up as a result of the terrific battle. In Washington, they will stop at the Williard Hotel instead of the Lee House as planned originally.
GOLDENBERG, HURT AT NEW YORK, IS ON HIS WAY HOME
NOV 22 (Green Bay) - Word received from New York late today indicated that Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Packer guard injured at New York yesterday, is on his way home, accompanied by H.J. Bero, of the Green Bay Police department, who is a director of the football corporation. Goldenberg's knee has been placed in a cast and he will be unable to compete for the rest of the season. Hank Bruder and the other injured Packer players showed improvement today, the wire said.
PACKERS SEND BUCKETS HOME
NOV 23 (New York) - Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Milwaukee, member of the Green Bay Packers, who was injured in the New York Giant-Packer game in New York Sunday, has been sent home with his knee in a cast. He's being accompanied by Capt. Henry J. Bero of the Green Bay police department, a director of the Packer Football Corp. Buckets' injury will keep him out for the rest of the season. The Packers left Monday afternoon for Washington D.C., where they were to resume practice Tuesday for the game next Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Other players hurt in the New York game were Hank Bruder, serious chest injury, Earl Svendsen, a broken nose, Clark Hinkle, nose injury, and Russ Letlow, two badly swollen thumbs, which he claims Bill (Tarzan) White of the Giants chewed on. White is nursing a swollen jaw received when Letlow swung at him and knocked him out during the fourth quarter of the game.
PACKERS TO BE AT FULL POWER FOR REDSKINS
NOV 23 (Washington) - The Green Bay Packers returned to the sandlots here Tuesday afternoon when they had their first Washington workout in preparation for the game Sunday at Griffith stadium against the Washington Redskins. After one look at the field, which is covered with sand and mud, Coach Curly Lambeau expressed considerable dismay at what might happen if rain or snow should fall Saturday or Sunday. The field, used the Redskins and George Washington university for practice and games, is in terrible condition and a wet day would see the Packers' spinning and aerial attacks all but completely wrecked. The workout Tuesday was light, but gave evidence that all of the injured players, with the exception of Buckets Goldenberg, who was sent back to Milwaukee from New York, would be able to play Sunday if needed. Bud Svendsen, Milt Gantenbein, Hank Bruder and Arnie Herber were allowed to take it easy in order to give their injuries plenty of rest, but the rest of the squad had a lengthy drill. A long session of touch football closed the workout and limbered the squad up for the heavier workouts that are scheduled the rest of the week. Wednesday the Packers will be given drills on their offensive stuff and Thursday the defense that will be used against the Redskins will be stressed. The Bays have received a lengthy scouting report on the Redskins' attack and should be fairly well acquainted with it by game time. However, Cliff Battles, great running and the passing of Sammy Baugh, who helped hang a 6 to 0 defeat on the Packers in the All-Star game in Chicago, will offer such opposition that the Bays will have to play better than they did against the Giants in order to come out on top.
PACKERS TO IMPROVE CITY STADIUM
NOV 23 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packers, Inc., today announced a Thanksgiving gift to the people of Green Bay and Wisconsin. It won't be ready by Thanksgiving, but when completed it will provide the city - and Northeastern Wisconsin - with an outdoor recreational setup unique in its history. The chief alteration will be the addition of 6,544 seats to the east end of City stadium, curving around the east end zone in such a way as to provide a big amphitheater at that end of the gridiron. In front of these new stands, just outside the end zone, will be constructed a band shell in the form of a stage, upon which the band may play at football games, concerts given, dramatic works presented, fights staged and other entertainment made available. The change in the stadium setup will give Green Bay and the surrounding country a magnificent facility for outdoor events, comparable in its way to the equipment of the Hollywood bowl in California and Grant park in Chicago...NEW SEAT SECTIONS: When the stadium is used for football, it will have a total seating capacity of approximately 24,000, which means that no fans traveling miles to see the Packers in action will be disappointed. Furthermore, the entire new section of 6,544 seats will be priced at one dollar each for Packer games, thus opening up a large new section at a low price range. When track meets are scheduled, the field events, including jumps, pole vaults, shot and discus, may be held directly in front of the stands at the east end of the stadium, giving spectators their first real chance to see these athletes in action from close range. It will broaden tremendously Green Bay's outdoor entertainment score, since practically any type of presentation may be offered, with the crowd seated in the thousands of seats along the sides of the new bowl. It is anticipated that work on the new project will go forward in the near future. When completed, the giant stadium will present the appearance of a huge horseshoe, with a straight section of stands extended across its west end. In addition to the extensive addition of seats, made necessary by the vastly increased drawing power of the Packers, a number of other improvements will be made in the stadium. Despite the fact that many seats were added prior to the 1936 season, hundreds of fans were unable to obtain seats for the Green Bay-Detroit game, and Packer officials are anxious that everyone in Wisconsin or elsewhere who desires to witness the great professional team in action shall be accommodated. The east fence will be moved backward far enough to allow for the extra seats at that end of the stadium, and the toilets in the northeast corner will be shifted accordingly. Section "V" in the northwest part of the stands will be screened in, and will be used for youngsters entirely. The little folks will have a special entry way alongside this section, giving them a chance to sit with people of their own age, and to remain in that part of the stadium all afternoon. Additional toilet facilities will be provided at the northwest corner of the stadium, and alterations will be made in the ticket booths which will be enlarged considerably.
MICHALSKE ON HIS WAY EAST
NOV 23 (Green Bay) - August (Mike) Michalske, Green Bay Packer guard who was injured in the Packers' professional football game at Detroit, left yesterday at Detroit, left yesterday for Pennsylvania to resume his duties as head basketball coach of Lafayette university. Mike isn't in the best of shape yet, but his cast was removed over the weekend, and he can get around after a fashion. As he is anxious to start work with the Lafayette cagers, he has called a practice for Wednesday night, and thence will appear regularly with his team. Michalske plans to get into Washington next weekend to visit the Packer squad, and to witness its efforts against the Redskins in its final National league grid game.
BATTERED PACKER TEAM PRACTICING FOR FINAL GAME
NOV 23 (Washington) - The Packers resumed their football operations here Tuesday in preparation for Sunday's conflict with the Washington Redskins at the Griffith stadium, the American league baseball park in the national capital. Still living in hopes that the Chicago Bears will be bumped off by both Detroit and the Cardinals, Coach Curly Lambeau is determined to have his club "on" again this weekend and administer a gridiron lesson to the Marshall-Flaherty combination of post graduate footballers. The Packers are still pondering over what happened to them in the game at New York. On the way over from New York this was the main subject of conversation between the players and a hundred and one different reasons were hashed and re-hashed. It was the general opinion that the officiating was terrible but as one of the players remarked, "There were other things except the blind-Toms that paved the way for Grant's victory, which was one of the startling upsets of the season."...TASK ON HANDS: Coach Lambeau has a task on his hands to get the squad back on a scoring spree like they had at the expense of nearly every club they faced this year. The Packer mentor is going to put extra stress on timing this week, particularly on the overhead attack, which was way below par during the "Battle of the Polo Grounds." The air will probably be full of footballs this Sunday and the Washington management is billing the contest as the "aerial battle of the century", with Arnie Herber on one side of the picture and Sammy Baugh on the other. Several of the Washington columnists have made reference to the All-Star game in Chicago with some flowery reference about how Baugh had it over the Green Bay "pitcher" like a tent. Herber is a bit steamed up over the newspaper stuff and he has promised to give the writers something else but Baugh to talk about after Sunday's game. Don Hutson, incidentally, has assured "Little Arney", as he calls Herber, some fancy downfield support in Sunday's game. The injured list is giving Trainer Dave Woodward and his first assistant, Bud Jorgenson, a lot of overtime...WORST OF LOT: Hank Bruder's sore chest is probably the worst of the lot but the hard-hitting backfielder is telling everybody that he will be ready to go when the whistle blows. Bud Svendsen's double fractured nose isn't the prettiest picture in the world, with his black eye background, but he is going shopping for a special face mask and may be ready for action if necessary. Russ Letlow has a couple of bandaged hands as the result of his affair with one Mr. White. Russ is a "two-handed puncher" when he goes to work. Ernie Smith again had his "mitts" badly cleated but this won't keep him out of the fracas against the Redskins. Other members of the squad are sore and bruised both physically and mentally. A week's drill, however, should put them back on edge. The Packers got a "Green Bay" welcome when they arrived here about supper time Monday night. George (Washin-Done) Marshall, owner of the Redskins and a peak publicity hound, met Coach Lambeau at the Pennsylvania station and extended a glad hand to all concerned. Among the others in the welcoming committee were Senator Duffy and Congressman Schneider...EXPECT TO ATTEND: The Wisconsin lawmakers told Coach Lambeau that they expected to attend the game Sunday. Marshall was supported by a flock of Washington newspapermen and a young army of photogs. The world champions had a half dozen pictures taken of them in the station and several of the individuals were snapped with their bags in their hands. The Washington club has mapped a wide open publicity drive for the wind-up game at home this Sunday. Interviews, public appearances and radio talks have been wished on the Packers on a wholesome scale. Coach Lambeau was the guest of honor at the football huddle here Tuesday noon. This is a once a week gathering of coaches, officials and sportswriters during which old King Football rules supreme for a couple of hours around the banquet table. According to the talkative Mr. Marshall, he is confident that the Packer game will attract the largest crowd in the history of Washington professional football, providing the weather is anywhere near right...SEAT SALE LARGE: The advance seat sale, according to Marshall, has been very encouraging to date. It seems strange not to have Buckets Goldenberg with the squad because he was sort of the "life" of the party. The injured guard, with his knee in a cast, left for home from New York accompanied by Inspector Tubby Bero of the Green Bay police department. Bero had planned to spend a day or two with the Packers in Washington but forgot about the trip to accompany Goldenberg back to Milwaukee. It would have been practically impossible for Buckets to travel alone. Before the Packers left New York a number of the players went up to the hospital and gave the injured gridder a "cheerio farewell". Through the courtesy of Frank Casey of the Wadhams Oil Co., Milwaukee, the Packers will get a telegraphic play-by-play account of the Chicago Bears-Lions combat in Detroit Thanksgiving morning. After the afternoon drill, the squad will sit down to a turkey banquet, which is the usual custom of the Green Bay management when the team is on the road. Nearly all the Packers hope to look in on Congress during their sojourn here and the Bays were hardly checked in at the Williard hotel before several of the members were trying to get in touch from their home states. A "see Washington" tour is also being arranged but of course all these sidelines come second to practice, blackboard talks or quarterback huddles.
LAMBEAU OFFERS PLAN TO BOLSTER GRID OFFICIATING
NOV 24 (Washington) - When the Packers take the field here Sunday against the Washington Redskins at Griffith stadium, two former Green Bay footballers, Ben Smith and Bullet Baker, will be on the other side of the lot. Baker, who did a turn in the backfield for the Bays back in the days of Lewellen, Dilweg and Earpe, is serving as first assistant to Red Flaherty, coach of the tribe, and also acts as trainer. Smith is seeing some duty at end, and, according to reports around the Capitol dome, he is still a pass snagging fool. As usual Coach Curly Lambeau is making his gridders get up in the mornings instead of lying between the sheets and dreaming of what might have happened in the game at New York. Several of the boys take a stroll before breakfast and they never miss hoofing it past the White House, which is only a couple of blocks from the Hotel Williard which covers a whole block by itself. As a matter of act the team could get lots of exercise walking it from one entrance to another through what might be called "Peacock alley" where many of the Washingtonians are camped en route, probably talking over the ills of the nation or whether there will be a tax on touchdowns at the Polo Grounds next year. Those "Wisconsin boys", as the habitants of the Williard term the Packers, are the center of attention whenever they amble through the lobby, which is dotted with massive marble pillars...BUMPS INTO PILLAR: Tuesday night a certain Packer lineman turned around to talk to a teammate beside him and he bumped square into the pillar, which didn't give an inch. One of the smart crackers asked the lineman as he rubbed his elbow if Widseth was just as solid. Coach Lambeau has launched something here which may improve the class of officiating in the National league. While conversing with George Marshall, owner of the Redskins, and Coach Flaherty, Lambeau aired his grief about referees, umpires and so forth, and he suggested that the league appoint an officiating commissioner to supervise all the officials in the post graduate circuit. This suggestion immediately had the approval of Redskin executives and it is known that Steve Owen of the New York Giants also approves the plan. Western teams come east and run into a different kind of whistle tooting and it is the same story when the Eastern division elevens invade the Middle West...HUDDLE BY DISTRICTS: Lambeau would have all the officials
meet with the commissioner before every season and there also would be district huddles as the schedule went along. This proposal will probably be taken up at the league meeting next month. One of the Washington columnists came out with a story urging the Redskins to give Cliff Battles, stellar halfback, a victory over the Packers for his wedding present. The Washington all-America backfielder was married in Cleveland on Monday to an Ohio girl and when he got back to the capital Tuesday noon, all the Redskins were at the station to welcome him. The Packers hope Battle will enjoy life but every man on the squad has every intention of wrecking his honeymoon. If the weatherman can only hold over his midweek brand of weather for Sunday, it will be ideal for football. There is plenty of snap in the weather and the chilly breezes help a lot in keeping the Packers stepping lively during the practice workouts. The Redskins management has an open door policy at Griffith stadium for practice hours and the football enthusiasts are quick to take advantage. The Washington men work in the morning and the Packers go through their practice stuff in the afternoon...DRAW BIG CROWDS: The newspapers carry stories about the "open house" and both teams are drilling out before big crowds. Some of the fans try to edge on the gridiron, but park attendants chase them back to the field benches in a hurry. Lyle Sturgeon is being worked out at left tackle, and he will probably see some action in this position against the Redskins. Coach Lambeau was not satisfied with his left tackles in the New York game and he figures Sturgeon may be able to fill the bill. Hank Bruder has not put on a uniform since the mitt-swinging fracas in New York. Dave Woodward has ordered a thorough rest, as the Packer trainer figures a vacation will do Bruder some good. However, Hank is expected to be back running through signals on Friday. Tiny Engebretsen and the Svendsen brothers, George and Earl, have mapped plans for an Annapolis invasion Friday morning. Big George was asked why he wanted to go to the naval academy and replied that he had an "admiral" down there and Tiny said: ""Ditto". Younger brothers of the Packer gridders are members of the Middies battalion. ..SOME WORK AT LAST: According to the Washington Post, Vice President Garner will be among the spectators at the Packer-Washington game Sunday, along with a number of other high government officials. Both Senator Duffy and Congressman Schneider promised to notify Coach Lambeau before Friday night if they wanted to sit on the Packer bench. Postmaster Farley was at the game in New York last Sunday and he was rooting hard for the House of Mara. George Marshall sure has got the Washington newspapers sold on professional football. There are a half dozen "big time" papers and every one of them is blowing up the game to the limit. Several of the photographers have been camping around the hotel for a couple of hours daily to get unusual shots. One of the morning papers carried a three-column layout under the caption: "Drilling In Their Bedroom". It showed Engebretsen using a pillow as a ball which he passed to Paul Miller with Milt Gantenbein also set as if to run interference. The ticket demand continues to boom and nearly all the choice reservations have been sold already. Jack Espey, secretary of the Redskins, threatens to duck to cover if the requests for press tickets get much stronger. Two of the New York papers are sending over their crack football specialists to cover the combat, as they figure the forward passing duel between Arnie Herber and Sammy Baugh should be worth a lot of ink.
BAYS HOLDING POINT MARGIN
NOV 24 (New York) - There has been more scoring in the NFL this season in 104 games than there was in 108 games all last season, according to team statistics released today. The 79 points scored in the Sunday games put the total for the circuit at 1,210 with six games yet to be played, as against 1,172 points scored by all teams in 1936. Eastern teams have accounted for most of this gain, having registered 510 points as against 395 last season, an increase of 115. Western teams have tallied 700 points during the current year to 779 in 1936...PACKERS STILL LEAD: The Packers still lead other teams with 214 points in 10 games, with Detroit and Washington second and third with 180 and 132 points. The Redskins overtook the Bears for third Sunday by one point. Green Bay also continues to lead the ground gainers with 2,984 yards to 2,447 for Detroit and 2,335 for Pittsburgh. The Giants still monopolize defensive honors, having held opponents to 1,471 yards and 47 points. Washington jumped from third to a tie for first with Green Bay in forward passing. It is interesting to note that these two teams which have battled all season for the passing supremacy have each thrown exactly the same number of passes and completed the same number. Each has completed 81 out of 189 tosses for an average of .428. The Cardinals are second with 40 percent.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 24 (Green Bay) - First hand information from the Polo Grounds battle front, where the New York Giants handed the Green Bay Packers a 10 to 0 pasting last Sunday, confirmed what several thousand Packer fans probably have guessed already - Green Bay wasn't the best team on the field that day. Tubby Bero and Ed Crim, Green Bay residents who have returned after witnessing the combat, said to be the roughest and most spectacular professional football game played in the metropolitan area in several years, agreed on one point - the Giants couldn't have been beaten that day. "They were an inspired team," said Bero. "Sure, a few bad interpretations of the rules went against us, but while they might have made some difference in the
progress of the game, it just wasn't in the books for the Packers to win. There was no question but that New York was the better ball club that afternoon. I talked to several of the boys after the game, and they all agreed on one point - that try as hard as the could, they were unable to make a consistent impression on that team. They just couldn't get anywhere. Two decisions were very bad. One was the play when Danowski intercepted a forward pass, was tackled by Gantenbein and he fumbled, George Svendsen recovering the ball. I was handling the yard stick, and I saw Svendsen fall on the ball a good yard inside the playing field, but they ruled against him." Bero's statement was confirmed by Stoney McGlynn, Milwaukee newspaper man who is traveling with the Packers. "Another time," continued Bero, "Don Hutson was standing over the goal line, arms outstretched to catch a forward pass, and two Giants grabbed him, one by each shoulder, before the ball reached him. It was a clear case of interference, but the officials didn't call it." Bero was accomplished as far as Milwaukee by Buckets Goldenberg, whose knee, in which several ligaments were torn, was in a cast. Buckets will remain with his wife's family in Milwaukee for a week or more, and then will return to his home home...Crim brought home several New York tabs, which gave the fight between Russ Letlow and Tarzan White more play than the actual game. There was a couple of comments to the effect that the tangle did little to help professional football, but I have my doubts there. In fact, every one of the screaming maniacs who stood up during the scrap, cheering and booing for the fighters, will be back when the Packers play in New York, again, and each will bring his brother, and perhaps a cousin. There was much difference of opinion as to what kind of a blow Russ used in flattening the Giant lineman. One writer said that White ducked as Letlow rushed in striking his chin on the Packer guard's knee. Another said White went down before a terrific right cross. A third intimated that Letlow rained a shower of blows on his impromptu opponent. "I don't know what Letlow him him with," remarked Crim, "but White certainly took the count. He started it by thumping Letlow when the latter was on the ground, and both were chased from the game. Letlow was walking off the field, when he turned and charged White, knocking him out. They lifted White's head from the ground, and it bumped right back. They sat him up and he slumped over. Finally they carried him to the sidelines and wrapped him up in a blanket. He regained consciousness during the last period." Letlow claimed that White was biting his thumb, which is a new slant on the metropolitan food shortage. So Letlow chased after White. He probably was trying to get his thumb back.
ALL RESERVED SEATS FOR SUNDAY'S CONTEST SOLD
NOV 25 (Washington) - W.G. Crowell of Philadelphia,one of the leading officials along the Atlantic seaboard, has been named by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL to referee the Packers' game here Sunday afternoon with the Washington Redskins. Tommy Hughitt, former Michigan gridiron hero, will umpire. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y., but is a product of Escanaba, Mich. and a great personal friend of Gerald F. Clifford, a member of the executive board of the Packers, Inc., who is scheduled to arrive here late this afternoon. Working with Crowell and Hughitt will be Larry Conover, Trenton, N.J., as headlinesman and Bernard L. Eberts, Baltimore, field judge. Conover is a graduate of the pro league ranks and in his day was an all-American guard for the Canton Bulldogs. Coach E.L. Lambeau expressed himself as satisfied with the officials...TOO MANY EYES: Fearing that there were too many Redskin eyes in the multitude, Coach Lambeau requested yesterday that Griffith stadium be cleared of spectators after his squad had gone through the warming-up exercises. A flock of park attendants helped out and it wasn't long before the Bays were working by themselves in the stadium, which can set about 33,000. E.A. (Spike) Spachmann, the Packers' ticket director, was appointed special sleuth for the occasion, and he walked miles around the park chasing uninvited guests into the offing. Among those who got the gate were Joe Judge, former Washington Senator first sacker, coaches from a half dozen high schools and a half dozen alleged aides of George (Washing-done) Marshall. The doors will be closed for the rest of the week, as Lambeau is putting in some new stuff for the
Redskins. The Washington Post, in its Wednesday afternoon edition, carried a story that Wayland Becker, Packer end, would be a member of the University of Virginia's coaching staff in 1938. This is the squad that Frank Murray, former Marquette coach, is directing. Murray coached Becker at Marquette. Becker claims he doesn't know anything about the coaching job, but Murray was in Washington Tuesday and they may be a deal hanging fire, clouded in secrecy...SHAKE OFF STIFFNESS: The players are shaking off their stiffness from the New York game and it is quite probably that the entire squad will be ready for action against the Redskins. Bernie Scherer picked up a stiff neck in the first tough ball game here but Dave Woodward and his magic lamps are taking the kinks out of speedily. There is no question but that the Bays will bump into another "pepped" aggregation. The Washington club, which has been an in and out squad all season, has its back to the wall on the last lap to Pennantville. In order to keep pace with the New York Giants, Red Flaherty's crew must bump off the Packers and it is going to be a hard, smashing ball game, as the Bays have every hope of teaching the Washingtonians a gridiron lesson. Flaherty, the Washington mentor, is a master minder. He knows all the tricks of the game and he is pulling every string possible to have his club at the proper pitch. Wednesday noon, Flaherty appeared before the National Press club luncheon with Sammy Baugh and several other of his backfield stars. Coach Lambeau was an invited guard and the rival pilots rubbed elbows while doing justice to a splendid meal. Both coaches were called on for a few words...BREAK ALL RECORDS: It looks as if professional football was going to break all college attendance marks here Sunday and, if this should happen, it would be a great feather in the hat of the post-graduate game. Eight years ago Penn State and the Navy drew a 22,000 crowd at the Griffith stadium, while in 1931 George Washington university shattered that mark by packing in 26,000 for its contest with Alabama. The Redskins and New York drew 24,000 in the pro league opener here this September. Right now every reserved seat in the park has been sold and 10,000 general admission seats go on sale Friday morning. With the demand sizzling hot, these ducats should move like hot cakes. Every sportswriter in the national capital is predicting a 30,000 plus crowd which of course makes Frank J. Jonet, the Packer treasurer, smile more broadly than ever. Speaking before a gathering of newspaper men, George Marshall, the Washington owner, lauded Curly Lambeau as about the only coach in the country who has held the same job for 19 successive years. He added that the Packer mentor was one of the pillars of the professional game and completed his tribute by saying Curly was the best kind of a sportsman, both on and off the field...SEEING THE TOWN: Groups of Packers have been "doing the capital" whenever the opportunity presented itself. Some of the gridders saw Congress in session Wednesday morning. Other toured the Smithsonian institution and another group went to Arlington cemetery. Each day the bus driver takes a different route to Griffith stadium and the points of interest are pointed out all the way. The new Department of Commerce building is directly across the boulevard from the Williard hotel. The Packers, like all other pro footballers, watch their meal money pretty close and whenever a player finds good food at moderate prices, he passes the news around. But this is a story with reverse English. There was a nice looking restaurant adjacent to the hotel. Several of the boys tried it out and the price was at a "Ritz" scale. But they took it with a smile and passed the word along to the others saying the food was swell, not mentioning the cost. Some of the others decided to try it out and Champ Seibold was one of them. The pride of Oshkosh has quite some appetite, and when he paid the bill, it took all the moths out of his pocketbook. The squad is still laughing at Champ's expense, and he is anxiously awaiting the next allotment of meal money. Arnie Herber and Don Hutson are looking around for an alarm clock specialist. The end and quarterback are rooming together and Wednesday morning the telephone started ringing in their room at quarter hour intervals from 6:30 a.m. on. Each time they answered the operator simply said: "Good morning, it is time to get up." Herber claims Lou Gordon was to blame for the calls while Hutson seems to think that his old Alabama teammate, Bill Lee, fixed the telephone girl with a couple of passes. The feud has just started and there is no telling what may happen next. Maybe one of those auto bombs may be attached to the secretary's typewriter. Anyway he is looking before punching the machine.
DUFFY WILL ATTEND PACKER GRID GAME
NOV 25 (Washington) - Football and Thanksgiving day give Wisconsin's congressional delegation two reasons for celebrations this week. Most of the Wisconsin members planned to spend Turkey day quietly at home. Senator Duffy was invited to a friend's home for the day. His secretaries, Miss Josephine Scholl and Miss Lola Halfmann, both of Fond du Lac, were invited to the Baltimore home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J.P. Haske, formerly of Oregon, Wis. With the Green Bay Packers tangling with the Washington Redskins Sunday, most of the group arranged to get seats for the professional gridiron scrap. Senator Duffy invited Vice-President Garner to be his guest and although the vice-president said he doesn't understand football as well as baseball, he promised to attend if the weather was not too inclement.
PRO GRID NOTES
NOV 26 (Green Bay) - George Halas' idle Chicago Bears remained secure in first place in the Western division of the NFL while the Detroit Lions pulled up even with the Green Bay Packers in second place in last week's game...The New York Giants still pace the Eastern division, and George Marshall's prediction that the division title will be decided when the Giants meet the Washington Redskins may not pan out. Washington is trailing by half a game...Potsy Clark's gridders finally clicked in the manner he has been wanting them to all season. The Brooklyn team trounced the Pittsburgh Pirates, winners over Washington on the previous Sunday, by 23 to 0. It was a complete rout...The faltering Cleveland Rams faltered again, this time taking the count at the hands of Washington. Cleveland took a 7 to 6 lead, only to see it wiped out in the third quarter. The contest was played on Cleveland's home gridiron...Biggest upset of last week's schedule was New York's 10 to 0 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The game attracted 40,000 fans to the Polo Grounds. It was the first time this league season that the defending champions were shut out...Detroit remained in the race, although hopes of overtaking the Bears is slim, by winning over the Chicago Cardinals, back in the fray after two weeks' layoff. Giving the Lions their scoring opportunities, the Cards lost by 16 to 7...Ace Parker, most recent addition to the Dodger team, came through in fine style against Pittsburgh. The former Duke all-America back made two touchdowns, one extra point conversion, and threw a 15-yard scoring pass to Buster Mitchell...One of Detroit's touchdowns against the Cards came when Ed Klewicki, end, recovered a fumble by Pat Coffee as the latter was attempting to pass. Coffee was the goat again when Bill Shepherd intercepted one of his passes for a touchdown...Milan Creighton remained in mufti last Sunday, abandoning the player role he has assumed intermittently for the past two seasons despite his Chicago Cardinal coaching duties. Injuries to Bill Smith brought him back this season...A near free-for-all resulted in the final quarter of the New York-Green Bay game when Tarzan White of the Giants and Russ Letlow of the Packers started swinging. Both were ordered from the field, but White had to be carried off...The Chicago Cards' touchdown against the Lions came in a spectacular manner. Pat Coffee, partly vindicating his earlier errors, passed 31 yards to Bill Smith, and Smith lateraled to Rock Reed who went 45 yards to score...Bert Bell, the Philadelphia Eagles' coach, lost a bet on the outcome of the Giant-Packer game. Bert had wagered that Steve Owen's team would not defeat any Western division opponent this year. The same went for other easterners...Gaynell Tinsley, the great end from Louisiana State who is making a pro name for himself in the Cardinal lineup, just missed making a pro name
for himself in the Cardinal lineup, just missed making a touchdown in heart-breaking fashion against Detroit. He slipped on ice on the goal line to miss a pass...George Sauer became the first college coach to join a pro team and play after his regular school season when he turned up on the Packer lineup against the Giants. Sauer, former Nebraska great, will return to New Hampshire "U" Jan. 1...A Sammy Baugh pass backfired and gave Cleveland an opportunity to score on the Redskins. The toss was intercepted by Ed Goddard of the Rams, who ran it back to the Washington 23. A few plays later he went over from the four-yard line...Don Hutson of the Packers caught three forward passes against the Giants to equal his league pass receiving record set last season. With another game to go, the former Alabama ace has a more than even chance to set a new mark...Many of the teams will follow Philadelphia's example of last week, and sing their season's swan song next Sunday. Cleveland will move into Chicago to meet the Bears in an attempt to salvage something from a real dismal season...After meeting Detroit Thursday, the Bears turned homeward to prepare for the game with Cleveland, and even then it won't be all over. Coach George Halas must keep the players keyed for their final meeting with the Cardinals...Brooklyn, with new life found in Ace Parker and the victory over Pittsburgh, closed its season Thursday against the Giants, but the Giants still have Washington to meet. The Redskins play host to the Packers in the meantime...Mel Hein, veteran Giant center, played 60 minutes at center in the grueling contest against Green Bay. Stan Galazin, due to make his debut in the relief role, learned his father was killed in an automobile accident en route to the game.
PACKERS PREPARE TO GIVE REDSKINS GRIDIRON LESSON
NOV 26 (Washington) - Coach Curly Lambeau and his Packers are worrying plenty about what the weatherman is going to do for them over the weekend, as a rainy Sunday would just about ruin any aerial offensive at the Griffith stadium. This American league baseball park has had so much football played on it this fall that the grass has been worn right down to the turf and the sandy soil even makes the going treacherous on a sunshiny day. If it should rain, the entire gridiron except the baseball infield
Clarke Hinkle, coming through an opening, as the Packers prepared for their 1937 meeting at the Polo Grounds versus the Giants.
end, which is drained, would soon be turned into an overgrown mud puddle. Of course, it would probably be just as bad for the Redskins as the Bays, but, nevertheless, Coach Lambeau has nothing to hang back and he intends to shoot the works against Washington and sew up the second place money for his gridders. A victory over the Redskins will supply considerable "cash fuel" with which to meet the coal bills of the next few months...FRIENDS MEET AGAIN: The Washington Star carried a feature story on Thanksgiving day entitled "How Friends Do Part". It had sort of a Turkey day angle, and told of Riley Smith, Don Hutson, Dixie Howell and Bill Lee, four stalwarts from the great Alabama team which wrote Rose Bowl history not so many seasons ago. As the Star said: "They were buddies in their college days but enemies now and no mercy will be shown when they battle each other Sunday afternoon." The Star went further to say that Howell taught Hutson how to catch the forward passes. However, Don only laughed at this and remarked that they are giving Dixie a lot of credit; that "Old Man" Hutson should have that himself. Zud Schammel is the proud possessor of a valuable football. He got a cowhide from Coach Lambeau the day after he arrived here and hit the rail for the Capitol armed with a good fountain pen and lots of persuasion. Zud knew a Capitol guard who hailed from Iowa and he got the "in" to a number of high executives, senators and congressman...HAS BIG NAMES: Schammel's football now reads like the roster of Congress and included among the signatures are: Vice President Garner, the two Iowa senators, Clyde L. Herring and G.M. Gillette, Senator W.B. Bankhead, Alabama; Senator John N. Overton, Louisiana; Senator Joseph C. O'Mahoney, Wyoming; Senator George W. Norris, Nebraska; Senator Hattie A. Caraway, Arkansas; Senator George L. Berry, Tennessee; Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg, Michigan; Congressmen George Schneider and M.K. Reilly of Wisconsin and a number of others. The Packer guard is still on the trail of Senators Robert La Follette and Duffy of Wisconsin and says he will get them on his football if he has to sit on the steps of the capitol all night (that is if Coach Lambeau will let him). Zud said that nearly all the solons got quite a kick out of signing the football and they all asked a number of questions about Green Bay and its great team. Red Smith continues to be the most "paged" member of the Packer squad. When somebody isn't really calling the assistant coach, the players are faking the calls and the former pride of Combined Locks is kept running around in circles when not engaged on official team business. Smith was a baseball coach at Georgetown here a few years back and nearly all his old players are residents of the capital city. The Green Bay contingent has been enlarged by the arrival of Gerald F. Clifford, and his wife from Green Bay; Mrs. Don Hutson and her sister checked in from Alabama late Thanksgiving day and the Engels brothers, Vincent and William, who are sons of W.P. Engels, the well known Cherry street tailor. Bill Engels is a member of the faculty at the University of North Carolina, while Vince, a former member of the Press-Gazette staff, lives in a Washington suburb and does "free lancing" for magazines and newspapers...HEAR TELEGRAPHIC STORY: It would take a Damon Runyon or Bill Corum to paint a word picture of how the Packers heard the telegraphic story of the Bears' victory over the Lions in Detroit. Several of the players said they would rather play in a game than sit on a chair and go through all the mental strain. It was the prevailing pregame belief of the Bayites that Detroit would come through and hope continued firm until Francis intercepted the Detroit pass and scampered for a touchdown. Then the room cleaned out of Packers as if a cyclone had blown in. During the third quarter when the Lions nearly pushed the Bears out of the park without scoring, Coach Lambeau's crew waxed real enthusiastic and often the gridiron veterans were chanting in unison, "Touchdown, Lions, touchdown". There was a telegraph ticket in the cabinet room of the Williard connected directly to the University of Detroit stadium in Detroit. George Svendsen was the first quarter announcer; Joe Laws, the second; Lon Evans, the third, and Clarke Hinkle, he fourth. The squad had a lot of fun with the "broadcasters" and often they were booed when they announced a substantial gain for the Halasmen...BANQUET IS SUCCESS: The Thanksgiving banquet was most successful. The players, their wives and other members of the squad gathered around the festive board. Coach Lambeau closed his eyes to a "training menu" and everybody went at it from "soup to nuts". It was an informal affair; there were no speeches of any kind and everybody batted over .300 at the plate. As the squad filed out each player in turn thanked Coach Lambeau. Lou Gordon ambled up to the Packer mentor and grinning from ear to ear said: "Coach, I have no complaint to make." Lambeau smiled, turned to others remaining in the room, remarked, "This dinner must have been O.K. You all know Lou." The 13-13 Brooklyn-New York tie didn't cause much of a surprise to the Packers, all of whom has been insisting since Sunday that the Giants were a "hopped up" team when they tangled with the Packers in the Polo Grounds brawl. Strange to relate the only man now ailing on the Packer squad is Trainer Dave Woodward. The fix 'em quick specialist has a kink in his back which he can't work on himself and it is causing him a lot of trouble. Hank Bruder got into uniform again and it did not take him long to get the feel of things like of old. Bernie Scherer's stiff neck is back to normal while all the other gridders have forgotten about the bumps they received while battling the Giants. Unless something unexpected crops up, Coach Lambeau will have all hands on deck to teach the Washington Senators a gridiron lesson.
BEARS SET TO BATTLE RAMS
NOV 27 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, needing only a tie in either of their remaining two games to clinch their claim to the NFL's Western division title, meet the tail end Cleveland Rams tomorrow and expect no great trouble in disposing of the clinching business. Meanwhile the champion Green Bay Packers, in second place, tackle the dangerous Washington Redskins in the nation's capital...TOP WESTERN GROUP: The Bears leads the Western division with seven victories, one defeat and a tie. Cleveland has won only one game and lost nine. Should the Bears win or tie, the Packers could do no better than finish second, even though they defeated the Redskins. They have lost three games. To the Redskins, victory is all-important, however. Like the Packers, they are in second place in their division and a defeat would remove their chance of overhauling the New York Giants. The Chicago and Washington games are the only one on Sunday's schedule.
LOYAL FANS WILL GREET RETURNING SQUAD ON MONDAY
NOV 27 (Green Bay) - A concerted effort to draw the football fans of Green Bay to the Oakland avenue station of the Milwaukee road Monday afternoon when the Green Bay Packers will return from the east was under way today. In the belief that the team has made a magnificent record despite its failure to capture another national championship, the city's business leaders are urging all people who can possibly do so to welcome the team home to the community which sponsors it. The squad, minus only a few members who will head for their home after Sunday's game, will roll into the Oakland avenue station at 4:40, to be met by a band, and an escort of motorcycle policemen provided by H.J. Bero, inspector...LOTS OF NOISE: The Packers, who are not expecting a welcome and are planning to head quietly for their homes and hotels, will be hustled into six Packard autos provided by the Green Bay Motors, and with motorcycle sirens screaming ahead of them, will be taken downtown. This will provide the city with a great opportunity to enjoy a Monday night part, meeting the players again and talking over the triumphs and losses of the past season in convivial manner. The hour of arrival may be bad for some fans, but those who are through with their work early enough will take up their positions at the station before the time of arrival. When the Packer coach slides into the station, the band will strike up a lively tune, the cheers will cut loose, and the Packers will have an opportunity to see again the esteem in which they are held by the community...PLANNED AS SURPRISE: The entire celebration is to be a surprise for the Packers, who will rush to the station at Washington following tomorrow's game and will leave the national capital at 6:40 p.m. The news will be withheld from them carefully, and they won't be allowed to leave their coach en route to Green Bay from Chicago Monday afternoon. They are expecting nothing in the way of a welcome, and in fast believe that the community generally is disappointed in them, despite their string of seven consecutive wins. The celebration will be held regardless of how the Packer fare against the Washington Redskins tomorrow. In fact, a defeat for Green Bay will intensify the workers' efforts to bring several thousand loyal fans to the station Monday afternoon.
PACKERS WILL BATTLE WASHINGTON SUNDAY
NOV 27 (Washington) - The largest crowd that ever witnessed a football game to bulge the fences at Griffith stadium Sunday afternoon when the Green Bay Packers tangle with the Washington Redskins in a NFL game. It is a crucial combat for both teams. The Packers need a victory to cinch second place money in the Western division, while George Marshall's hirelings have got to win in order to keep pace with the New York Giants for the Eastern half championship. The Washington football colony is looking forward to a "dream" game. The equal of which has never been seen here before. All week long the Washington papers have been carrying interviews from the coaches and players of the opposing elevens and in each and every statement a finish-fight has been predicted...BEST OF CONDITION: The Redskins are reported in the pink of condition, but the Packers are not quite so fortunate as Milt Gantenbein and Russ Letlow have developed last-minute colds, while Hank Bruder's damaged leg developed a few new kinks and he may not be ready for much action against the Washingtonians. Both teams are praying for fair weather. The weatherman has forecast rain for every day this week but the weather has been ideal for the practices and Friday it was so warm that the boys were parading around without their top coats and there wasn't room in the Hotel Williard which didn't have its windows open. An imposing delegation of senators, headed by Vice-President John Garner, have accepted the invitation of Senator F. Ryan Duffy, Wisconsin, to be guests of Packer management at Sunday's game. Attorney Gerald F. Clifford, member of the Packer corporation executive board, will sit with the prominent guests among whom will be: Alben W. Barkley, Kentucky; Richard B. Riussell, Georgia; Alva B. Adams, Colorado; Tom Connally, Texas; Fred H. Brown, New Hampshire; Sherman Minton, Indiana; and Lewis Schwellenbach, Washington. Senator Robert M. LaFollette has been indisposed for the past several days but his secretary assured the Packer management that if his cold cleared up, he most certainly would be on hand to help root for a Wisconsin victory. George Marshall, the Washington owner, is going to stage a great show for the spectators before the game starts and between halves Marshall likes his music from bands to orchestras. He is advertising several musical novelties besides an Indian war dance and other tribal stunts. Marshall has a half dozen cheerleaders on his payroll and their fancy capers are certain to put a lot of pep in the expected 30,000 turnout. However, despite all these Indian activities the Packers have no intentions of being victims of a scalping party by the high-powered Redskins...VISIT G-MEN: The Packers have completed their round of sight-seeing and one of the last places visited was the Justice Department, where a group of Bay gridders rubbed elbows with a detail of the G-men and also paid their respects to Director General Hoover. Another squad of Packers inspected the theater where Lincoln was shot while a third delegation viewed the capital from the top of the Washington monument. George Sauer took a number of the Packers to the wrestling show to see "Uncle Ray" grapple one Alec Kobler, who was billed as the "tough man on the mat." George's "Uncle Ray" is no other than Ray Steele, one of the top notchers of the grunt and groan profession. Steele lived up to his name by putting the skids under Kobler in less than half an hour. Bill Lee, the big tackle from Alabama, was one of the most interested Packers as he is slated to resume his wrestling career just as soon as the curtain drops on the Packers' 1937 season. Assistant Coach Red Smith will motor back to Green Bay instead of leaving by train with the team immediately after Sunday's game. Smith en route will make a number of calls on collegiate footballers who may in the pro ranks next season. The assistant coach has about a dozen stops scheduled in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. His trip has been so arranged that he should arrive in Chicago on Dec. 5 in time to see the Bears and Cards meet at Wrigley field. Extra seats have been added to the press box at Griffith stadium to handle the overflow of scribes who will be here Sunday to cover the Packer game. Among the New York writers will be Allen Daley, Rud Rennie and Pat Gannon, while Philadelphia is to be represented by Red Smith (not the Packer Red but a former Green Bay boy) and Stan Baumgarten, who back in the Stagg days at Chicago gained fame as a baseball pitcher and had a brief sojourn in the major leagues.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 26 (Green Bay) - Just above this column you see a picture of the finest bunch of football players who ever peered out of a huddle and said, "Boys, the folks are getting nervous. Let's give 'em a touchdown!" A little later than this date in 1936, a crowd which totaled in the thousands packed the downtown streets of Green Bay and gave the Green Bay Packers their greatest thrill by cheering themselves hoarse in celebration of a national championship. The memory of that great homecoming still is fresh in the memory of the Packers. Monday afternoon at 4:40, on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa, the Packers again will come home - not the national champions, but a football team which has given every fan and every enemy his last nickel of money's worth for the 1937 season. It is a team which faltered critically at the start of the season, and then came roaring down the
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 26 (Green Bay) - Just above this column you see a picture of the finest bunch of football players who ever peered out of a huddle and said, "Boys, the folks are getting nervous. Let's give 'em a touchdown!" A little later than this date in 1936, a crowd which totaled in the thousands packed the downtown streets of Green Bay and gave the Green Bay Packers their greatest thrill by cheering themselves hoarse in celebration of a national championship. The memory of that great homecoming still is fresh in the memory of the Packers. Monday afternoon at 4:40, on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa, the Packers again will come home - not the national champions, but a football team which has given every fan and every enemy his last nickel of money's worth for the 1937 season. It is a team which faltered critically at the start of the season, and then came roaring down the stretch with a streak of seven consecutive victories against the toughest opposition in the world, scattering National league records among its broken rivals like bad decisions in an important game. It whipped Detroit's mighty Lions twice in sensational style, and broke even with the Chicago Bears and Cardinals. It probably will finish in second place, and its players are coming home Monday in the belief that nobody in Green Bay is particularly interested in witnessing their arrival. Now here's a great chance to give those boys another great thrill. Let the wolves stay home and tell their families what the quarterbacks should have done; let the folks who are trying to gripe the franchise out of town criticize the team management. Let the rest jam the streets around the Oakland avenue station Monday afternoon and give every one of those big football players a resounding smack on the shoulders when he gets off the train at 4:40. Let the Packers realize that their great 1937 campaign is appreciated by every fan who realizes the importance of the professional team to Green Bay, and who has the intelligence to realize what odds the Packers have been fighting this season. Win, lose or draw against Washington - let's turn out at the station on Monday. Dozens of people already have called to inquire as to when the team would return, saying, "I want to be at the station." Here's their chance, and the chance of a thousand others, to thrill the Packers down to their cleats, and to make them realize again that they're fortunate enough to be playing for the best little community in the land. Most folks don't realize what the people of Green Bay mean to the Packers, individually. "They can fire me any time they like," Buckets Goldenberg once said, "but they never can make me play for any city but Green Bay." "Let me finish my football days as a Packer," said Lou Gordon. "It's the greatest experience of my life." You can get practically the same reaction from any of the them. because they are in intimate contact with their fans and have learned to appreciate the great interest which is behind their efforts, and which keeps Green Bay, championship or not, always up there near the top. You rather expected a vast crowd at the station last season, when the Packers finished in first place. The Packers aren't expecting one this season. Now's the chance to do a great piece of work for the team, the men themselves and the organization which is keeping professional football in Green Bay. Said Bud Svendsen last week: "I hope we win the championship. I want to see the red lights all the way in from De Pere, and hear the big crowd at the station." Bud will feel disappointed on the way home. He won't be expecting anyone to meet him. Let's fool them all.
IT'LL BE A PASSING CONTEST BETWEEN BAUGH AND HERBER
NOV 27 (Washington) - Slingin' Sammy Baugh and Arnie Herber will match pitching skill at Griffith stadium Sunday when the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins meet in a professional football game. A big crowd, studded with dignitaries, is expected to watch the passing battle between Baugh and Herber, the ace hurlers, respectively, of the Redskins and Packers. Most of the Wisconsin congressmen will attend the game, including Senator F. Ryan Duffy, who has invited Vice-President Garner and other senators. Garner has accepted provided the weather was clear. The only other National league game of the day will bring the Chicago Bears against the Cleveland Rams at Wrigley field, Chicago. The Bears, who beat Detroit Thanksgiving day, can clinch the title by beating the Rams. They have a game left with the Chicago Cardinals a week hence, but they can lost it and still have the championship by winning Sunday's battle. The Bears rule prohibitive 6 to 1 favorites over the lowly Rams.
PACKERS END SEASON WITH WASHINGTON
NOV 27 (Washington) - With only the barest sort of a title chance remaining the Green Bay Packers Sunday play the Washington Redskins in the Bays' final game of the season. The game, scheduled for Griffith stadium, is expected to draw around 35,000 fans, the largest crowd in Washington's history. One of the greatest aerial duels in history is forecast and the expected aerial bombardment is what seems to be the main attraction. The Redskins will pit their Sammy Baugh and Dixie Howell as tossers against the Bays' Arnie Herber and Bob Monnett. Don Hutson is the Bays' ace receiver and Wayne Milner, the former Notre Dame star, is tops in that department for the Redskins. The Redskins still have an excellent chance of annexing the Eastern division laurels in the National Pro league and are keyed to a high pitch. They were keying for this game for two weeks, but with New York's unexpected tie with Brooklyn Turkey Day put the Redskins in a position where a win over the Packers will leave the Eastern race unsettled until the Giants-Washington game on December 5 in New York. On the other hand the Packers find their chances of retaining the crown they won last year all but impossible as the Chicago Bears need only to defeat Cleveland Sunday or the Cardinals on December 5 to annex the crown no matter what the Bays do Sunday. Because of this setup Coach Red Flaherty of the Redskins will have little trouble getting his club "up" for this game, while Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers and his aid, Red Smith, are forced to exert every trick of the trade to get the Bays to the proper pitch. But it was ever thus with a title club. Weather conditions for the past few days have been ideal and if good weather prevails Sunday Griffith stadium officials claim the stands will be jammed. The advance seat sale is the greatest in history. If good weather conditions continue it will also be a break for the Bays, as Coach Lambeau is sticking strongly to his air game, as the Redskins usually rely upon a seven man line and he feels the air attack, if clicking, will play off in touchdown dividends. The Packers are in fairly good shape for the game considering the drag 'em out fray with the Giants last week. However, Russ (K.O.) Letlow, who kayoed White of the Giants after the now famous thumb chewing exhibition, has been laid out all week with a cold, and Herber, Bernie Scherer, Hank Bruder and Milt Gantenbein have not been up to full physical strength all week. They are expected to get into action however. Coach Lambeau is expected to revamp his starting lineup considerably. Champ Seibold, who has been playing good ball, seems to have the inside track on the left tackle post. If Herber starts at quarterback, the rest of the Bay backfield will be composed of George Sauer at left half, Eddie Jankowski at fullback, and Herman Schneidman at the blocking back post. If Joe Laws is the starting pilot Monnett will be at left half to do the passing and Clarke Hinkle will be at fullback for punting emergencies.