Green Bay Packers (3-1) 31, Cleveland Rams (1-3) 14
Sunday October 13th 1940 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The Green Bay Packers struck four times through the air with destructive force at City stadium yesterday afternoon, and the four touchdowns acquired thereby were sufficient to humble a fighting but outmaneuvered band of Cleveland Rams, 31 to 14, in a NFL encounter. The contest was witnessed by 16,229. The game was typical of a hundred others the Packers have played when their overhead touchdown offensive was clicking, and it provided a full measure of thrills for the crowd, largest ever to witness the Rams in action here. It kept Green Bay in first place among Western division contenders, and it set the stage perfectly for a climatic struggle with the Detroit Lions here Sunday. Sunday's engagement was a swell show for the fans. They saw four Bay touchdowns scored on passes, with Carl Mulleneaux accepting two tosses, and others being received by Don Hutson and Handy Andy Uram. They saw Clarke Hinkle build up the total with a 36-yard field goal, and they saw the usual Packer flawless point after touchdown record, Paul Engebretsen getting two and Hutson and Hinkle one apiece. Cleveland hit back twice, one Ram touchdown going to Hank Rockwell, a guard, and Vic Spadaccini the other. Spadaccini and Ken Heineman kicked the extra points. The Rams never got into the
ball game deeply enough to give the impression that they were likely to take the lead, although at one stage they tried for a field goal which would have tied the score at 3 to 3. They are woefully handicapped by a scarcity of capable reserve material, and when the Packer replacements were sent at them in floods, they couldn't maintain a defensive pace equal to the offense of the champions. It was Cecil Isbell who tossed three of the touchdown passes, Arnold Herber chucking the one which Uram snagged. Statistics reveal the extreme aerial trend of the game. Seventy-nine forward passes were attempted, 37 by Green Bay and 42 by Cleveland. Of these 18 were completed by the Packers for a total of 327 yards, while the Rams picked up 279 on their 17 completed tosses. But the Packers intercepted four Ram passes, aiding greatly in the matter of regaining possession of that ball. Either the Packer pass defense was much improved, or else Parker Hall was having a day somewhat less spectacular than those he usually parades against the Bays. Only seven of his 28 attempts hit the desired mark, whereas Gaylon Smith, who started nine of the Cleveland aerials, landed with six of them for a much better percentage. Neither team piled up much yardage along the ground, mostly because they constantly were passing. The only department in which Cleveland excelled was in punting, and there principally because of the cagey use of quick kicks, which time and again sent Packer backs racing toward their own goal in pursuit of the ball. One of Hall's surprise boots traveling 74 yards to hop across the Green Bay goal stripe. Just once did Cleveland stick together a consistent passing offensive, and that was in the dying moment of the afternoon, when Smith and Vic Spadaccini ran the Packers ragged with a series of completions, winding up in the Rams' second and last touchdown. The Packers kicked off at the start of the game and the Rams, after making a first down, quick kicked back. Right away the Packers had a scoring chance, after Isbell and Hutson put together a forward pass for a 21-yard gain and a first down on the Cleveland 23, but additional passes failed to connect, and Hinkle tried a field from the 33-yard line. It was very close, but was ruled no dice, and the Rams took the ball again. They quick kicked out, and back roared the Packers, aided by a pair of 15-yard pass gains, Isbell to Hutson and Isbell to Mulleneaux, the latter bringing the mail to the Cleveland 32-yard stripe. A line play gained two yards, a pass was incompleted, and another thrust at the wall netted but two more yards. The Packers line up for another field goal attempt, and this time it was good, Hinkle slapping the ball over from the 36-yard line to give Green Bay a 3 to 0 advantage. Hall started firing passes and the Rams charged over midfield, moving down into Packer territory, a 24-yard gulp on a toss to Jim Benton, setting the ball on the Packer 18-yard line. They couldn't advance any farther, although there was one breathless moment when Benton leaped for Hall's end zone pass on a touchdown try, but the receiver was smothered by Uram, Hutson and Isbell and the ball fell to the ground. On fourth down the Rams tried to knot the score with a goal from the field, but Chet Adams' try was wide. The Packers marched down the field as Herber tossed on successful strike after another, and they looked as though they were headed for another touchdown when interference was ruled on Johnny Drake, making a Herber to Ray Riddick pas complete on the Cleveland 19-yard line. Hinkle gained three yards at the line, and Herber threw three incomplete passes, the ball going over to the Rams on downs. They never got it out, for on third down Hall's pass was knocked high into the air by Baby Ray, and when it settled to the playing area it landed in the arms of Larry Craig, who was dumped in his tracks on the Cleveland 22-yard line. Andy Uram hit right tackle for a couple of yards as the first period ended. Isbell stepped around end for four yards at the start of the next stanza, and then cut loose with a goal line toss to Hutson, who made a brilliant running catch past Ollie Cordill for a touchdown. Engebretsen kicked the goal, and the Packers led 10 to 0. Hall's magnificent 74-yard quick kick came right after this, and set the Packers back deep into their own territory. The Packers kicked back, and Cleveland made a first down before Isbell hooked off Parker Hall's forward pass and threaded his way back 74 yards to the Cleveland 47.
TAKES PASS TO SCORE
The stage was set, and on the next play Mulleneaux galloped down to the Cleveland 7-yard stripe and sucked in Isbell''s accurate pass, dashing past Gaylon Smith for a touchdown. Engebretsen again added the point, and the count was 17 to 0 in Green Bay's favor. The Rams struck back with a weird touchdown play which had an impromptu touch and which started from the Cleveland 46-yard stripe. Ken Heineman passed over the right side of his line to Gaylon Smith, who shook off two Packers in a row and got away a dash down the sidelines to the Green Bay 5-yard line. As he was tackled he lateraled to Rockwell, the guard grabbing the ball and crossing the line for the score, to which Heineman added the extra point. The score was 17 to 7. A Cleveland attack late in the half penetrated to the Packer 13, but Uram saved the day by intercepting Mary Slovak's forward pass and the half ended four plays later.
EXCHANGE OF PUNTS
The third period settled down to a steady exchange of punts for about half of its duration, until the Packers found themselves in possession of the ball on their own 8-yard line. From this point they got off on the day's longest sustained march, moving 92 yards down the field to score. On third down, Herber stood in the end zone and pegged a pass over the left side of the line to Hutson, who was off on a 27-yard gain, for a first down, and two pokes at the line by Hinkle added another. Hinkle and Uram drove into the line again, producing a first down on the Cleveland 44-yard line. From this spot Herber uncorked an aerial to Mulleneaux, who hauled the ball as he raced over the Ram 25-yard stripe and punched his way down to the 14, where he fumbled. When the ball stopped hopping around it was in possession of Uram on the 9-yard line, and Hinkle moved it a yard closer with a thrust at tackle. Uram galloped over the goal line, raced toward the south section of the end zone and just before going out of bounds picked off Herber's pass for a touchdown. When Hutson kicked the extra point, the score was 24 to 7. The Packers got close enough early in the fourth period for Isbell to throw forward passes over the goal line, but no touchdowns resulted and Engebretsen missed a try at field goal from the 38-yard line. As the Rams tried to work out, George Svendsen intercepted a forward pass but the play was recalled and the Packers penalized. A few plays later Bill Lee did the same thing and this time Green Bay kept the ball. The Packers worked down again to the point of throwing end zone passes, but a fourth down toss was incomplete and the Rams took possession. They marched right down to score. There was a 38-yard gain on a Gaylon Smith to Paul McDonough aerial, and an 11-yard poke through the line by Len Janiak, the latter making it first down on the Packer 27. Three straight times did Smith sail passes at Spadaccini, and each time the tosses were accurate, the third bringing the ball to the 11-yard line. Dante Magnani stepped around end for six more, and Smith tossed a final flip to Spadaccini, who grabbed the ball over the goal line. Spadaccini then kicked the extra point, and the score was 24 to 14.
SETS UP LAST SCORE
Hutson set up the last Green Bay touchdown with a spectacular 35-yard return on the next kickoff, bringing the ball to the Cleveland 30-yard stripe. Isbell passed to Hal Van Every for five yards, and rode through right end himself for six more and a first down on the Cleveland 19. A pass to Hinkle was incomplete, and then the Isbell-Mulleneaux combine clicked again, Carl pulling in the ball on the goal line as Smith tackled him vainly. Hinkle booted the point which made the score 31 to 14. The Rams were scrimmaging futilely in their own country as the game ended.
CLEVELAND - 0 7 0 7 - 14
GREEN BAY - 3 14 7 7 - 31
1ST - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 36-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2ND - GB - Don Hutson, 16-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
2ND - GB - Carl Mulleneaux, 47-yard pass from Isbell (Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
2ND - CLE - Hank Rockwell, 5-yard lateral from Gaylon Smith after a 49-yard pass from Ken Heineman (Heineman kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3RD - GB - Andy Uram, 8-yard pass from Herber (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 24-7
4TH - CLE - Vic Spadaccini, 5-yard pass from Smith (Spadaccini kick) GREEN BAY 24-14
4TH - GB - Mulleneaux, 19-yard pass from Isbell (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 31-14
GAYLON SMITH BEST RAM BACK; HINKLE OUTSTANDING FOR GAME
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Some line from the Knute Rockne football motion picture reverberated through the Green Bay Packers' victory over the Cleveland Rams at City stadium Sunday. It was that one about the press clippings. Possibly it isn't remembered, Maybe a reader or two missed the movie. Well, it was that crack about an ineffectual back who has been a wow previously. Rock suggested that the player should have used his press clippings to impress the opposition. Somehow, that is the taste that Parker Hall left out of the Rams' 14 to 31 loss Sunday. Hall was elected by sportswriters and coaches to the All-America pro left halfback position last year. He was awarded the Joe F. Carr Memorial trophy as the "most valuable" in the league. All around he was built up as another Dutch Clark. Even Dutch thought he had something. Yesterday at least a half-dozen backs eclipsed him. This is not entirely an personal conclusion. It comes from Clark, Art Lewis (Rams' line coach), certain officials who can't be named for obvious reasons, and an assortment of writers...BEST BACK ON FIELD: Undoubtedly the greatest back on the field Sunday was William Clarke Hinkle. Dutch Clark might have a super ball club with the Hink. Clark sighs for greener pastures and the day when he had Corbett Davis fullbacking. "Another blocking back and my second string backfield might have made the game more interesting," Dutch said when it was all over. "With Corbie to block, I might pick something out of the shambles." Davis is teaching school and coaching. He was Curly Lambeau's choice as one of the best pro prospects to come out of the Big Ten. Boils bothered him badly when he was in the league. But he was football. Football was something that Dutch did not have in several high salaried, much honored men in uniform. Don't misunderstand. From the start Dutch admitted that he was overpowered. Backs three deep can't be pitched at a club lacking capable reserves without disastrous results to the club that lacks...HASN'T GOT THE STUFF: Earlier correspondence "off the record" indicated that Dutch was concerned over the Bears and the Packers. Man for man, he just did not have the stuff to cope with Halas or Lambeau. But for the sake of future reference, he still figures a better ball team than the rest of them, and that goes for Detroit. Dutch was not greatly disappointed in his team as a whole. Art Lewis had a fine line. Chat Adams, Ted Livingston, Barney McGarry and some of the others showed as well as any line that has opposed the Packers this year. Pass defense was something else. For the Rams it was a minus quantity. Gaylon Smith was the Rams' best back. Hall didn't come within the same sphere of grid power yesterday. Smith, Magnani, Cordill and Slovak gave the game something in the way of effort. But Hinkle, Andy Uram, Hal Van Every, Cecil Isbell and Eddie Jankowski had that extra punch which differentiates between players who can be great or ordinary. At the Hotel Northland, where Paul Gocke, manager, is fifth quarter host, Clark made neither apologies nor excuses. To the contrary, he was pleased with some of his talent. He and Lewis had the coaches' headache of seeing the prize packages turn sour...COULD USE HINKLE: On the other hand, to quote one official of the Rams' aggregation, "I would like to see waivers asked on that 'hasbeen' Hinkle, George Svendsen, Carl Mulleneaux, Bill Lee and Charlie Brock. As for that Hutson, I personally would break his leg if I didn't like him so well." When Hutson came into the conversation, everyone relaxed. It was the usual stuff. Superlatives were thrust about with reckless abandon. And one particularly interesting point was raised. Lewis, who was an all-America tackle and is in a position to know about such things, asked: "When did any of you see a team make large gains by rushing Hutson's end?" The question was dropped as a bombshell in the middle of chatter about Hutson's great offensive value. Somewhere there has been a standard statement to the effect that Don didn't do so well as a defensive end, and that his position in the secondary was a master's thought to keep him out of the melee. Not so, according to Lewis. "I've played in the line against Hutson," he remarked. "He can take care of himself out there. Don't think otherwise."...LEE STRONG IN LINE: Don did an outstanding job yesterday. He was not pampered in any sense of the word. He and Larry Craig and Bill Lee must have played more minutes than any of the others. Lee goes on, unsung hero of the right tackle position, one of the best at that job in the league. Without him in the line, it's a different ball team. Big Beeler, who assumes the name of George Svendsen, was a delight to spectators yesterday, and he topped off a sweet piece of center play by intercepting a pass. That the play was nullified by an officials' decision is not important now. The way George carried that freight back after getting the ball was a thing of beauty. Other things happened in rapid fashion in the game. Lee had his pass interception, and nearly a touchdown. Ed Cochrane, a very good official despite leg incapacitations, could have been called on a screen pass objection at one time. Ed, no longer trying to referee, was obviously between Dante Magnani and a Packer receiver at one point. Official that is gaining respect of fans and players is Lee Daniels of Chicago, who was field judge. On the ball all the time, it was Daniels who found that paragraph in the rule book on a holding penalty. The Packers were adjudged holder on an incomplete pass attempt. Isbell was thrown for a 14-yard loss. On top of that, a 15-yard penalty was slapped down...NEW RULE FOR 1940: Protests followed. NO avail. This year's official football guide states that the team fouled upon can take its 15 yards either from the point where the ball was started in play, or from where the play ended. Naturally, Cleveland selected to take its 15 yards from where Cecil was nailed. The merits of the rule are not defended by anyone. Fifteen yards is the penalty set down as fair for holding. The way it stands now, a team could lose as much as 50 yards. Maybe more. Appleton took another autographed football home. The latest winner was Eugene Killoren. Not autographed were the two footballs snagged by the fans after kicks into the stands. Howard Levitas was present of the thought that it would be less expensive to pass up the kick after touchdown. Seems that the balls run $9 wholesale - $14 retail - and the football corporation should not be chastised too severely for not condoning the thefts...SHORTAGE OF PROGRAMS: Many fans complained about the lack of programs yesterday. The crowd was 16,299. Probably one-fourth obtained programs. Half of the others wanted them, but they weren't to be had. Dr. W.W. Kelly, who knows more football than many of the persons who live at it, was busy on both sides of the field. Besides administering to the split lip of Jankowski and a pinched nerve of Lou Brock, he was called across field to check on Johnny Drake and Ken Heineman of the Rams. Both had severe leg bruises. Drake's loss was costly to the Cleveland club, but not as much as his former play indicated. Last season Drake was voted in the fullback clash with Hinkle. Yesterday he was a minor leaguer by comparison. Dutch Clark will not split any hairs between the Chicago Bears or the Packers, believing that one or the other is going to cop the championship. Detroit, he says, has a powerful defensive outfit, but lacks the offensive touches that Halas and Lambeau possess. "If some of my kids had played against Detroit the way they produced today (Sunday), we would have beaten the Lions," he said...SIGNALS WERE OFF: Dutch wouldn't be quoted as saying much, but he and Lewis intimated that bad signals were responsible for some of the Rams' offensive impotency. They were outgained both in the air and on the ground. In the latter they had possibilities that never were realized. At least twice they started to march, and then turned to the air with effects that were entirely void. Joe Laws were missed. Not in the way of play so much as in the way of personality. Perhaps nobody, including the Bears' Bernie Masterson, has less regard for tacklers on punt returns than Joe. His knee injury is sure to keep him out for three or four games - and quite possibly even more. Knees are funny that way. Battery B of the 121st field artillery and Headquarters battery of the 126th field artillery were guests of the football corporation. Saturday night they were feted at a part at Riverside ballroom. Tomorrow they leave for Camp Beauregard near Alexandria, La. The Hamilton band from Two Rivers made its second appearance here Sunday. Plus, the regular Packer band (cited by Ed Cochrane as one of the finest unites he had heard), they put on a show that would have done justice to the demands of George Preston Marshall. Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, is generally considered the best showman in the circuit. The only trouble with the show was that time has been tossed aside as an element not considered. Young football players from the west side, awaiting a chance to show their Knute Rockne cards, were shunted into the background. Football players and band players intermingled before the second half could start. But even at the conclusion of the game, both the Hamilton band and the Packer band played as the crowd filed out. Tom Lipscomb, president of the Rams, was not present yesterday, but he made his presence felt in a telephone call after the tilt. To say that Tom was displeased with his team's quarterbacking would be an understatement. One more thing: Jimmy Crowley, the former East High and Notre Dame great who runs the football end of Fordham university, sent two ends here in the last couple of years. They are Harry Jacunski and Ray Riddick, both worthy of the recommendation their college coach handed out. But Crowley, who also coached Ed Danowski, whom the Giants really miss this year, was asked about valuable players at the World's fair recently. He answered: "In respect to passers, I think Arnold Herber is the greatest." Nice words, those.
JANKOWSKI, KELL, LOU BROCK HURT IN SUNDAY CLASH
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Fullback Eddie Jankowski, halfback Lou Brock and tackle Paul Kell were the casualties of the Cleveland-Green Bay football game yesterday, Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, reported today. Jankowski received a severe laceration of his upper lip, which required six stitches, but he returned to action after repairs were made. Brock's right shoulder was hurt, probably by a nerve being struck, and Kell acquired a chest contusion, which was painful but not serious. All three are expected to be back in action next Sunday.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - The Cleveland Rams proved Sunday that you can't win without reserves - at least not in the NFL. The Packers performed with the consummate ease which they experience whenever their touchdown passes are clicking, but has Cleveland possessed the necessary relief men, the outcome might have been very different. When big tackles tire, and powerful fullbacks are hurt, and veteran guards run out of gas, it is imperative to take from the bench other big fellows who are capable of holding the ramparts until the starters can get back in there. Such men the Rams didn't have. It was a terrible blow to Cleveland, when Johnny Drake limped from the field, felled in battle, and the presence of freshman Allie Cordill on the bench, for the most of the game, didn't improve the status of the Cleveland reserves. With center Red Conkright also out of action, the Rams were hard put for players capable of moving fast enough to stem the flashing Green Bay aerial attack. The Rams used only five replacements in their line - one at end, two at tackles and two at guards. In comparison, the Packers fed into their forward wall four reserve ends, three tackles, three guards and two centers - enough to provide all the fresh material which possibly could be needed. As long as the Packer reserves hold up, and the first string plays the ball its fans know it can, the team will be a contender, if not a champion. The draft system of the National league doesn't seem to be serving its intended purpose. Every year the same strong teams are strong again, the same weak teams are weak. One of the strong ones is due here next Sunday, and it probably is unnecessary to drop an added hint regarding the early procurement of the paste boards necessary for admission...Football fans who are interested in the statistical side of the game have been watching with keen anticipation the individual campaign of Clarke Hinkle to set a new all-time scoring record for the Green Bay Packers. As all followers of the team know, the present record is held by Verne Lewellen, and was set between the years of 1924 and 1932, inclusive, at 301 points. For years it appeared that the mark never would be surpassed by another Packer. Now it appears almost certain that Hinkle will slide into a new record before the end of the current season. Clarke hasn't scored a touchdown this year, but he has been hacking away at the total with a steady barrage of extra points and field goals, with the result that today he needs only 13 points to surpass Lewellen's total. Yesterday Hinkle kicked his 28th extra point and his 17th field goal as a Packer, and punched his all-time total to 289. If Hinkle doesn't break Lewellen's record, Don Hutson very probably will. Hutson got seven points yesterday, on his 42nd Packer touchdown and his 11th extra point. His grand total is 263, which leaves him in third place, 26 points behind Hinkle. Then take Tiny Engebretsen, the lineman who never has scored a Packer touchdown, but who has an excellent chance of passing the 100 mark in scoring. Tiny booted two extra points yesterday, his 43rd and 44th as a Packer, and he now rests in seventh place with 89 points, seven less than Joe Laws. Carl Mulleneaux's touchdowns were his seventh and eighth. He has 48 points and is tied for 22nd place on the big list with Myrt Basing. Andy Uram's touchdown was his sixth as a Packer, and raised his count to 36.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS CHALK UP BIG WIN
OCT 14 (Milwaukee) - The Cincinnati Bengals must have wondered Sunday what was happening. The Milwaukee Chiefs, anxious to please, their new constituents and perhaps a bit uncertain as to what would be accepted as an unqualified success in view of their record of six consecutive victories, ran up a 49 to 0 score on the hapless Bengals to make sure that the 6,500 spectators at State Fair park would be satisfied. The game was the first under the sponsorship of the American Legion and the third Milwaukee victory in the American Professional league. Tiny Cahoon's boys in blue ran and passed their way to seven touchdowns, scoring in every period. For good measure, they tacked on all seven extra points, Cahoon used all 25 players permitted under league rules, but the Chiefs refused to let down. They established their superiority at the outset and maintained it throughout. They helped themselves to 17 first downs and held the Bengals to two, both in the last quarter and one of them with the aid of a five yard penalty. Leading the American Pro league with three victories, the Chiefs will leave
Tuesday on their first road trip. They will play Columbus Wednesday night, the New York Yankees Sunday and the Boston Bears a week from Sunday before returning home. The games at Columbus and Boston virtually will decide their championship chances. With a superb line and a versatile set of backs, Cahoon's club figures to win at least two of the game and may make a clean sweep. The outcome Sunday was apparent in the first five minutes. The Bengals got two chances on a fumble by Novakofski on his own 37 yard line and a pass interception by Popov, but each time the Chiefs' line threw back the red backs and regained possession by forcing them to punt. Obbie Novakofski broke the deadlock midway in the first period, scampering 67 yards for a touchdown. He started arond end, shook off a couple of amateurish tackles as he cut back, and then raced to the goal. The Chiefs drove 55 yards to their next score later in the same period. Sherman Barnes made good his first attempt as a passer by hurling to Art Blaha for a gain of 31 yards and a touchdown. The play was a bit razzle dazzle which got a big hand from the crowd. Barnes took the ball on a lateral. The touchdown machinery was set in motion again on the third play of the second period when Bykowski blocked Metzger's punt on the Cincinnati 20. Merlin knocked the ball toward the goal and Humphrey pounced on it on the one yard line. Karamatic crashed over on the next play. Play was deep in Bengal territory the rest of the half but there was no further scoring, Karamtic missing a field goal from an angle on the 23 yard line shortly before the intermission. Gerdes recovered a fumbled lateral pass on the Milwaukee 17 in the third quarter to give the Bengals their best scoring chance, but the Chiefs stiffened and took the ball on the 10 to keep their goal uncrossed this season. Their lone touchdown in this period was a 32 yard run by Novakofski to climax a 65 yard advance. The fleet halfback practically duplicated his first touchdown run, with Blaha erasing the safety man to make it look ridiculously simple. The Chiefs capped their performance with three touchdowns in the last quarter. Barnes, playing in the backfield, intercepted a pass and lateraled to Carson, who ran 15 yards to the 12. Barnes went over from the two after two penalties on Cincinnati. Yatchak intercepted a pass and ran it back 35 yards to score a short time later. The final touchdown climaxed a 60 yard advance, with Yatchak hurling a short pass to Hickey in the end zone.
VENGEFUL TEAM OF DETROIT LIONS INVADE CITY STADIUM SUNDAY TO BATTLE PACKERS
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - A Detroit Lions football team which is smoking for revenge will invade Green Bay this week primed to attack the Green Bay Packers in their last home game of the 1940 season, at City stadium next Sunday afternoon. Beaten twice by the Packers last season, and edged out last Sunday by an early game drive of the Chicago Bears, 7 to 0, the Lions have all kinds of reasons for turning on the steam and their roster indicates that they are capable of doing it. The Packers, who maintained their deadlock with the Bears by defeating the Cleveland Rams Sunday, rested yesterday and today were back on the field for limbering up exercises and warmup drills. Their heavy preparatory program will start tomorrow, and will continue until the weekend...PICK UP BRUISES: Banged up a bit against Cleveland, the Packers nevertheless are expected to present nearly a united front to the Lions of Coach Potsy Clark. Expectations will be Joe Laws, halfback who still isn't nearly ready to resume play, and tackle Charley Schultz, whose status is uncertain. Schultz planned to run a bit on his damaged leg this week, and reserved opinion until after that test. The Packers need both the men, but see no immediate chance of getting them. Schultz was feared lost for the season, while Laws still is a hospital case. The ticket sale is booming as expected. All seats between the goal posts on both sides of the field are sold and there remain about 9,000 seats in the two end zones, and beyond the edges of the playing field. Fans still may purchase a few $2.20 seats, plus a large number of $1.65's and $1.10's. Coach Curly Lambeau said today he still is far from satisfied that his team has returned to championship form, and pointed out defensive lapses against the Rams which he believed would prove fatal against the Lions. The Packers were to view motion pictures of the game today, and see for themselves just where the mental fumbles occurred. The Packers whipped the Lions twice last year, winning 26 to 7 here and 12 to 7 at Detroit, which gave the Lions just added reason for fuming about the trend of their series. They have back at their helm the colorful if irritating Clark, former coach at both Portsmouth and Detroit, who spent an interval tutoring the Brooklyn Dodgers, without much success. The Lions possess a strong line and a brilliant backfield which includes Lloyd Cardwell of Nebraska, Howie Weiss of Wisconsin, the great Byron (Whizzer) White of Colorado, Glenn Morris, the movie star and track ace from Colorado State, and Fred Vanzo of Northwestern (erstwhile Green Bay resident). Two imports from the All-Stars who are cutting large figures with Detroit are Bill Fisk, the Southern California end, and Harry Smith, U.S.C. guard who captained the All-Americans.
REDSKINS THREATEN TO BREAK NATIONAL GRID LOOP RECORDS
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - At least three new NFL offensive record will be established by the Washington Redskins if they continue their torrid pace throughout the remainder of the season. Team statistics for the fifth week of play shows that Washington is two completions a game superior and 1 percent more efficient in forward passing, and one point a game better in scoring than all-time league records in these departments made a year ago. Washington leads in scoring with 113 points and forward passing with 53 completions in 89 tosses for 59 percent. Even the Chicago Cardinals, boasting the best pass defense of only 32 percent completed against them, had 62 percent completed against them by the uncanny aerial wizardry of Sammy Baugh and Frank Filcock last Sunday...BAYS IN RUNNING: The other three forward passing leaders - Philadelphia, Cleveland and Green Bay - are also in
the running for possible shattering of the major league standard of 127 completions in an 11-game schedule. Philadelphia and Green Bay are one completion a game above average and Cleveland is even with its average which set the record last season. Philadelphia and Cleveland are tied in passing efficiency with 43 percent, but the Eagles have 62 completions compared with 46 for the Rams. The Packers have completed 50 out of 117 for 42 percent. A total of 371 completions out of 897 tosses by the 10 teams in the circuit brings the league passing efficiency up to 41 percent. Green Bay has taken second place in scoring with 99 points, while Brooklyn moved up to third place with 78 points. The Bears, second a week ago, dropped to fourth with 76 points. Green Bay continues to lead in ground gaining with a 332-yard average. Washington and Brooklyn are second and third with averages of 328 and 270 yards, respectively. It is the first time in league history that Brooklyn has been among the first three in scoring, a feat, when coupled with their ground gaining average proves the potency of the Dodgers' attack under Coach Jock Sutherland.
PACKER STAR HIGH SCORER
OCT 15 (Chicago) - Carl Mulleneaux, Green Bay end, has advanced into a first place tie with Don Looney, Philadelphia end, and Jimmy Johnston, Washington back, for the individual scoring lead of the NFL. The Packer pass catcher scored two touchdowns Sunday, boosting his total to 24 points. Looney, held scoreless in three games, got 24 points in his first two games and Johnston reached the same total October 6. The Washington Redskins are now in a fair way to set three new league records. The Redskins are averaging two completions a game better than the league mark, are 1 percent more efficient in forward passing, and one point a game better in scoring than league records set a year ago. Washington has scored 113 points and has completed 53 out of 89 passes. The three other passing leaders, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Green Bay, are also in the running for possible bettering of the mark of 127 pass completions in an 11 game schedule. Both Philadelphia and Green Bay are one completion a game above the mark and Cleveland is even with the average of last season, which set a new record. Green Bay moved into second place in scoring, with 99 points, while Brooklyn is third with 78. Green Bay continues to lead in ground gaining with an average of 332 yards per game.
WHIZZER WHITE, LLOYD CARDWELL READY TO STORM PACKER RAMPARTS HERE NEXT SUNDAY
OCT 16 (Green Bay) - One of their most highly respected foes of the 1940 NFL season will oppose the Green Bay Packers at City stadium next Sunday afternoon, when the Packers will play their final home game of the year against the Detroit Lions, again piloted by Coach Potsy Clark. Potsy, who raised gridiron sarcasm and post-game alibis to a new level while with Portsmouth, the Lions and Brooklyn, is back with his favorite team again, under new management, and is widely regarded as a real contender for the Western division championship. True, the Lions were beaten by the Chicago Bears last Sunday, but the score was only 7 to 0, and came in the first 84 seconds of play. Thereafter, Detroit outfought and outsparked the Bears, but couldn't score. As the Bears poured a 41 to 10 pasting onto the Packers early in the season, on a basis of comparative scores the Lions don't look so bad. Both Green Bay and Detroit get another crack at the Bears before the schedule is complete. The most respected men in the Detroit backfield - the two from whom the Packers expect the most trouble - are Whizzer White and Lloyd Cardwell. White, who starred at Colorado university, did a turn with the Pittsburgh Pirates and then was chased out of England and a Rhodes scholarship by the current unpleasantness, is fitting in excellently with the Detroit system. He is gaining lots of yards, throws lots of passes and is the same all-around threat he was with the Pirates - and with a much better team...ALWAYS IS TOUGH: Cardwell, the former Nebraska husky, is always tough for the Packers. A great ball toter and terrific blocker, he also stacks up with the best backs in the league defensively, being a blotter on pass defense. The Packers continue to work this week on their ailing fundamentals. Their tackling has not been good, and their blocking could be much better. The offense has been spotty - great at times, mediocre at others, and mediocrity is something the Detroit Lions will pounce upon gleefully at the first opportunity. The high interest with which the Packers await their next combat is shared by the public, which cut heavily into the remaining stack of tickets yesterday. Today there remained 7,500 seats, all of the $1.65 and $1.10 variety, and the run on the ticket headquarters continued brisk...RELAX TOO SOON: The Packers still have the fault of relaxing when they get ahead. Their mile-long forward passing attack clicks to perfection, and as soon as one or touchdowns are marked up, there seems to be a distinct falling off of morale, leading to sloppy blocking and tackling. Frequently the team gets fired up again, but damage is done in the meantime, and Coach Curly Lambeau is very anxious that no slump wanders along to mar the engagement with Detroit. After the Lions are disposed of, the Packers have one more Wisconsin game. They meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Milwaukee Oct. 27, and the following Sunday will invade Chicago for that all-important return battle with the Bears.
GILLETTE, OLSON GO TO CLEVELAND RAMS
OCT 16 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Rams, in the throes of a NFL losing streak, have obtained two new backfield men from the Kenosha Cardinals. They are Jim Gillette, formerly of the University of Michigan, and Glen Olsen, University of Iowa graduate. Both had tryouts with the Green Bay Packers this year. They will play with the Rams Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Coach Dutch Clark said he may shift Marty Slovak, former Toledo university star, to quarterback.
CHIEFS TO BATTLE BULLIES TONIGHT
OCT 16 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee's undefeated football Chiefs left yesterday for Columbus, O., where they meet the Bullies in an American league game tonight. The Chiefs beat the Bullies in Milwaukee, 14-2, but aren't underrating their opponents, who turned in a 20-7 win over the Kenosha Cardinals while the best the Chiefs could do on a rain-soaked field was to beat Kenosha 7-0. Vince Yatchak and Joe Murray have returned to the squad and should add power to the fullback and end positions respectively.
RAMS OBTAIN KENOSHA PAIR
OCT 16 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Rams, in the throes of a NFL losing streak, obtained two new backfield men Tuesday from the Kenosha Cardinals. They are: Jim Gillette, formerly of the University of Virginia, and Glen Olsen, University of Iowa grad. They will play with the Rams Sunday against the Chicago Cardinals. Coach Dutch Clark said he may shift Marty Slovak, former Toledo university star, to quarterback.
LIONS GO THROUGH EXTRA DRILLS IN PREPARATION FOR PACKERS SUNDAY
OCT 17 (Detroit) - Life for the Detroit Lions is no bed of roses these days. Beaten by the Chicago Bears last Sunday and due to face the Green Bay Packers Sunday, the Lions were sent through a stiff two-and-a-half hour practice Tuesday morning at Neighborhood Field. At the conclusion of this drill Coach Potsy Clark had unpleasant news for his men. He told them to expect at least two more hard drills before they leave for the Green Bay game, a game which may decide whether the Lions will continue as a title threat or finish as an also ran. Clark indicated Tuesday that he might make some changes in his lineup within the next two days. He has already made one shift. He said that Capt. Chuck Hanneman and Dave Diehl, veteran ends who have been hampered by injuries, would be in the starting lineup for the first time this season. They'll replace the Southern California end combination, Bill Fisk and Bob Winslow...FIVE STITCHES TAKEN IN LIP: Diehl will team with Hanneman, although the former Michigan State end had to have five stitches taken in his lop after the Chicago Bears game. Clark also indicated that Kent Ryan, a rangy halfback who is strong on pass defense, might see considerable action against the Packers. That's because Green Bay is rated as one of the finest forward-passing teams in the NFL. The Packers have Cecil Isbell on the passing end of their aerials and the versatile Don Hutson on the receiving end. This is rated the best passing due in the league. Clark also said that he was well pleased with the performance of Harry Smith, All-America ace from Southern California, since Smith was shifted from guard to tackle. Smith has been teaming with Tony Furst at the tackles, and this pair is certain to see a lot of action Sunday. Lloyd Cardwell, ace halfback who has been suffering from a shoulder injury, was reported greatly improved. The Lions are in the middle of the toughest stretch of their schedule. After Sunday's game with the Packers, they still must play games with the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and return games in Detroit with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.
WHITE NOW RETURNS TO PLAGUE GREEN BAY
OCT 17 (Milwaukee Journal) - The kid who came back is coming out this way Sunday to plague Green Bay. The kid who came back is Whizzer White of Detroit. Two years ago White was the toast of college football fields. His exploits at Colorado made headlines from coast to coast. He ran, passed, kicked. Almost unanimously, he was picked as an All-American, and with an overwhelming vote he was named to the All-Star squad which each August meets the pros. The crowd watched expectantly that night at Soldier field. Here was the great Whizzer. Now watch. But Whizzer fumbled a pass out of bounds, squirted a harmless punt out of bounds, threw a couple of wild passes, was nailed for a couple of losses and then was pulled out. "A bust," the crowd said. "The kid was built up strictly on publicity. And Rooney of Pittsburgh is going to pay him $15,000 for the pro season. What a lemon." Those were the dark days for the sensitive, high strung Rhodes scholar from Colorado State but he refused to fold. He joined the Pittsburgh Pirates and gradually found himself in what was probably the most trying season any football player ever went through. Anxious to get his $15,000 back, Rooney scheduled exhibition after exhibition in addition to league games, worked the legs off White, flew him from Columbus to Boston, then down to Atlanta, then over to Des Moines. But through it all White found himself and at the end of the season he had an answer for the guys who only a few months before had called him a bust. He was one of the league's real stars. A year ago he quit football to avail himself of his Rhodes scholarship but returned to this country when the war broke out. He missed last season, but was sold last spring to Detroit, where this fall he has picked up just where he left off two years ago. Watch him Sunday. He will again be one of the outstanding men on the field or this corner misses a guess. He is everything the papers said of him in his undergraduate days at Colorado...PACKERS HAVE PUNCH: Green Bay is the best offensive team in the National league, according to the latest averages released Wednesday. The Packers have averaged 332 yards a game, the Washington Redskins 329, and the Brooklyn Dodgers 270. The weakest team is the Chicago Cardinals with an average of 171 yards a game. Somewhat surprisingly, the Detroit Lions, who meet the Packers at Green Bay Sunday, are the second most impotent eleven with an average of 173 yards a game. What the Lions lack in punch, however, they make up with their defense. They are the toughest team to gain against, with a defensive average of 150 yards a game. New York is second with an average of 170 yards a game and Brooklyn third with an average of 230 yards a game. To Milwaukee and Green Bay fans, the low rating of the Bears is probably most surprising. Hailed as a wonder eleven by Halas himself while the squad was in training at Delafield, the boys have done little so far to justify the claim. They look as though they had shot everything they had in the victory over Green Bay September 22. Sunday they were just a little lucky to beat Detroit.
PACKERS HAVE SOME SCORES TO SETTLE IN SUNDAY'S CONTEST WITH DETROIT LIONS
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, who usually have done well against Coach Potsy Clark despite determined opposition, nevertheless have a few old scores to settle when the Detroit Lions, led by the one-and-only Potsy, invade City stadium for Sunday afternoon's NFL game. A few of the Packer line veterans gathered over their coffee this morning and almost in unison recalled that Potsy's remarks concerning the Packer forward wall last autumn, as the Green Bay Western division champs approached their playoff game with the New York Giants, were anything but complimentary. Just before the game, in large type in most of the country's newspapers, there appeared an interview with Potsy which implied strongly that the Packer line was held together by mucilage and adhesive tape. Men like Buckets Goldenberg, Tiny Engebretsen, Russ Letlow and Bill Lee were all through, Potsy declared, and he predicted their mass foldup against the Giants at Milwaukee. Fans will remember that the line did not precisely collapse against the Giants, only the walls of State Fair park keeping the New Yorkers from being pushed over into Cudahy. Not only that, but the four men who were targets of the 1939 interview are playing excellent football this season for the Packers, and none has applied as yet for a social security pension. Engebretsen is sparkling the boys with a great display of spirit and hard work during the practice sessions, and has played effective football when called upon for league appearances; Goldenberg and Letlow continues to set the guard standard for National league competition; big Bill Lee is one of the team's most valuable cogs at right tackle...NEEDS FUTHER DEMONSTRATION: These men, as mentioned, sipped their coffee together today and expressed the opinion that possibly Potsy needed a further demonstration of line play, just to preclude any unwanted 1940 interviews of the same type. After this conversation the men moved into their regular morning meeting, and thereafter were on the drill field, putting the finishing touches on what they hope will be a defense strong enough to halt the charges and passes of the Lions, and an offense capable of swinging the victory tide to Green Bay...VICTORY IS VITAL: With the Packers, Lions and Chicago Bears all closely bunched for the lead, a victory for any against one of the others looms as vitally important at the present time - or any other time, for that matter. Scout reports of the Bear-Lion game were received here today and revealed that Whizzer White, the Phi Beta Kappas halfback of the Lions, was a ball of fire throughout the game. The report also stated that the Lions should have won, which caused Coach Curly Lambeau to comment that "I expect we'll see one of the greatest games in recent years a the stadium Sunday." The fans apparently think so too, for the tickets are being snapped up by the hundreds as the total available continued to shrink. Between 5,000 and 6,000 still are left, and are going rapidly. It's too early to make predictions regarding a possible sellout, but fans are urged to waste no time in getting their pasteboards if they are planning to attend. Lambeau hopes for a dry field. He believes that such a setup will favor the Packers, whereas a wet or slipper field will work to Detroit's benefit. The Lions will arrive early Saturday morning, and will make their headquarters at the Hotel Northland. Reports from Detroit indicate that they haven't an injury on the squad.
CHIEFS ARE HANDED THEIR FIRST DEFEAT
OCT 17 (Columbus) - The Columbus Bullies, defending champs, ended the Milwaukee Chiefs' string of consecutive victories at seven games and took over first place in the American Football league by defeating the Chiefs, 7 to 3, Wednesday night before 4,000 spectators. This left these two leading title contenders all even for the season. The Chiefs beat the Bullies in Milwaukee, 14 to 2. Joe Williams, Columbus halfback from Ohio State, became the first opponent to cross the Chiefs' goal this season when he scampered 42 yards in the second period. Mulleneaux had recovered a Milwaukee fumble in midfield. Two plays later Williams drifted back to pass but was unable to spot a receiver. He ran around end to score. Peterson added the extra point. The Chiefs had outplayed the Bullies up to that time and had taken the lead on Bob Eckl's field goal in the first quarter. Peterson fumbled the opening kickoff and Myre recovered for Milwaukee. The Chiefs put together two first downs but were stopped on the 15
yard line. Eckl dropped back and booted the ball between the uprights for what proved to his team's only points. The Chiefs left Thursday morning for New York, where they will meet the Yankees in a league game Sunday.
DETROIT LIONS HERE TOMORROW, PLAY ON SUNDAY
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions, preparing to reassert their bid for first place in the Western division of the NFL, will arrive here at 2:40 Saturday afternoon on the North Western road, and slightly less than 24 hours later will launch an attack on the Green Bay Packers at City stadiym. The Lions are regarded by the Packers as the hardest blocking and tackling team they will face this season. The personnel of the Detroiters even appears better than that of the Chicago Bears, who trampled all over the Packers in an early season appearance here, and scout reports from the Bear-Lion game of last Sunday indicate that Detroit should have won the game. Clark Hinkle, fullback, and Cecil Isbell, halfback, a pair of much needed Packers, were on the ailing list yesterday, and missed practice. Coach Curly Lambeau said that neither was feeling tops but that he hoped they'd be ready for action by Sunday. Should Isbell's work be below par, his left half berth will be shared by Andy Uram and Hal Van Every, while Hinkle, if replacements are needed, will be understudied by Frank Balazs, Eddie Jankowski and possibly Larry Buhler, if the latter can be spared from his duties at right halfback. The Lion forward wall, powered by their veterans, is one of the hardest charging lines in the league and is scheduled to give the Packers a severe test. Rumors that the game is sold out are untrue, and there remain plenty of unsold seats, Packer corporation officials said today. There even are a few good $3.30's, although most of the tickets left are priced at $1.65 and $1.10. One of the two first year men Detroit will start against the Packers is Harry Smith, all-American of the University of Southern California, who is slated to push off at right tackle Sunday afternoon. Smith played guard at U.S.C., and was in the same position when he captained the All-Stars against the Packers at Chicago last summer but he's been been converted successively to tackle and appears likely to stay there. The only other Lion freshman who will start against the Packers will be Tony Furst, rugged rookie tackle from Dayton university. The starters in the backfield will be Whizzer White at quarterback, Fred Vanzo at left halfback, Lloyd Cardwell at right half and Howie Weiss at full. Another newcomer who bears watching is Bill Fisk, the U.S.C. end with an All-American label...EMBITTERED BY DEFEAT: The Lions are embittered greatly by the loss of a game they didn't think they deserved to drop to the Chicago Bears. The beating dropped them to third place and they must defeat the Packers to remain in the campaign. To bolster the Detroit defense against Green Bay's diversified running and passing attack, Coach Potsy Clark will start two veteran ends, Captain Chuck Hanneman and Dave Diehl. The Lions plan to take a late workout here tomorrow afternoon following their long train ride from Detroit. Glenn Morris, the old Olympic decathalon champion of 1936, is likely to see action against the Packers. Morris reported late to the Lions, and has showed a lot of talent at end position. He played professional football previously with the Hollywood All-Stars during his stay on the Pacific coast, where he appeared in a Tarzan movie...NO BREAKS IN SCHEDULE: The Lions have received no breaks in their schedule. Last Sunday they battled the Bears, this Sunday they take on the Packers and next Sunday they will return to the University of Detroit stadium to engage the powerful Washington Redskins, Eastern division leaders. The national defense program cost Detroit the services of Butch Morse, veteran end who left the squad to join the United States army air corps in California. Sunday's outside entertainment feature at City stadium will be the appearance of a Menominee Indian band in full Indian regalia, which will supplement the work of the peppy Lumberjack band. As usual game time will be 2 o'clock. The contest will wind up the Green Bay home schedule. Oct 27 the Packers battle the Pittsburgh Steelers at Milwaukee, and the rest of the season they'll appear on the road.
PRO GRID NOTES
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - Bobby Kellogg, half-pint halfback from Tulane, has been released by the Chicago Cards. Coach Jimmy Conzelman figured he was a bit too small for the "big time" even through he ran well and wasn't a half bad pass tosser...The pro footballers do a lot of things during the spare time. Take Bob Hoffman, the Southern California halfback playing for Washington. Hoffman puts on his gridiron togs and poses for an art students class at a girls' school...Doc Sutherland is coming through with bells on in Brooklyn. The Dodgers' coach is now making the rounds of the luncheon clubs and his services are in demand as an orator. Between times, he is turning out quite a football team...The injury jinx is still camping on the Washington Redskins' trail but just the same Flaherty and company have yet to taste defeat. Ed Justice, veteran back, broke his collar bone against Pittsburgh and he will be out for a month...Bill Shepherd is not likely to do any more pigskin chasing this season as the Detroit star is hobbling around on crutches with an ankle in a cast. It is a tough blow for the Lions as the former Marylander is some footballer...George Musso, man-mountain lineman of the Chicago Bears, played the distasteful role of spectator last Sunday when the Bruins mixed with Detroit. Musso has a back injury. It was the first time he was hospitalized in years...Bruiser Kinard is a much improved gridder under the new regime at Brooklyn. The Mississippi husky is playing a smashing game at tackle and his "pep" tactics keep Sutherland and company on their toes all the time...Cleveland has taken the wraps off Dante Magnani, a promising young back from St. Mary's. The recruit is fast as greased lightning and has sticky fingers when snagging passes. He also has shown plenty of defensive class...The radio announcers have their troubles when Potsy Clark, coach of the Detroit Lions, makes a substitution at center. If there is a replacement for Al Wojchiehowicz, no other gridder than Jack Tsoutsouvas runs on the field.
SAMMY BAUGH HOT AFTER THREE AERIAL RECORDS IN GRIDIRON PLAY
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - Slingin' Sammy Baugh, the Washington Redskins ace forward passer, is headed for three NFL aerial records and is the one standout performer in the closest race for individual honors in all departments of play the circuit ever witnessed. according to individual statistics for the fourth week of play released today. Baugh has 40 completions in 57 tosses for 556 yards, a phenomenal efficiency mark of 70 percent. In four games the 1937 league leading passer has an average of 10 completions for 139 yards a game, which is one completion and 19 yards ahead of the National league records established last year by Parker Hall, Cleveland, and Davey O'Brien, Philadelphia. The efficiency is 9 percent better than the league standard established by teammate Frank Filchock last season...REGAINS SECOND SPOT: O'Brien regained second place in passing with 53 completions in 120 tosses when Hall, last year's titleholder, faded 10 percent in efficiency to drop to sixth in league standings this week. Cecil Isbell, Green Bay, rose to third with 29 completions in 82 tosses. O'Brien's completion average is also one successful pass a game ahead of the average maintained by Hall in setting the standard of 106 last year. The race in all other departments is as exciting as that which sees O'Brien and Baugh battling for pass supremacy. Only 35 yards separates the first three ground gainers, eight receptions separate the first three pass receivers, a three-way tie exists for scoring honors, and there is a two-way tie in field goal kicking. A gallant fight is being made by two former champion ball carries to dislodge rookie Banks McFadden, former Clemson all-America now with the Brooklyn Dodgers, from the ground gaining leadership. Tuffy Leemans, New York Giants leader in 1936, and Whizzer White, Detroit Lions 1938 titleholder, moved up to a notch each to gain second and third place behind McFadden. McFadden has 239 yards, Leemans 211 and White 204. White did not play last year, but was the premier ground gainer with Pittsburgh as a rookie two years ago. Leemans was a rookie when he won the title, four years ago...LEAPS TO FIRST PLACE: Carl Mulleneaux,
Green Bay veteran, jumped from eleventh to a three-way tie for scoring honors with Don Looney, Philadelphia rookie, and Jimmy Johnston, Washington veteran. Each has four touchdowns for 24 points. Don Hutson, Green Bay, rose from eight to fourth, with 23 points and Ward Cuff, New York, went from seventh to fifth with 20 points. Hutson also moved into a tie for second place in pas receiving with Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals, with 16 catches. Looney continues to lead in this department in a record-breaking pace with 24 receptions. Hutson is also the leading catcher of opponents' passes, with four interceptions to his credit. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, went back into a tie with Armand Niccolai, Pittsburgh, in field goals, with four successful placements. Niccolai has missed only one effort, and Niccolai five. Niccolai has two 48-yard boots, the longest of the season. Parker Hall and Sammy Baugh lead the punters with 46-yard averages from the line of scrimmage. Hall's 75-yard punt Sunday is the longest of the season.
CALVELLI AND RYAN TO START FOR LIONS
OCT 18 (Detroit) - Potsy Clark did a little shuffling of his Detroit Lions football team in a two-hour drill at Neighborhood Field Thursday morning and announced that Tony Calvelli and Kent Ryan would be in the starting lineup Sunday when the Lions meet the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay. Calvelli will replace Alex Wojciehowicz at center and Kent Ryan will start in place of Lloyd Cardwell at right halfback. In making the changes Clark said they did not necessarily mean that Calvelli and Ryan would play the entire game. He merely intends to shift the players once the game is underway. Following Thursday morning's practice, the Lions had an hour blackboard session on Packer plays, particularly the Packer pass plays. The Lions will leave for Green Bay Friday night and will practice on the Packers' field Saturday afternoon.
DETROIT TO HELP PACKERS END HOME SEASON SUNDAY
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - One again the Green Bay Packers will draw the curtains upon a home football season, when they meet the powerful Detroit Lions at City stadium tomorrow afternoon in a NFL encounter. The Lions arrived via North Western road at 2:40 this afternoon, and piloted by Coach Potsy Clark, were taken to the Hotel Northland. They planned a workout at the Packer practice field late this afternoon. Although game interest is running high, and a large crowd is assured, the afternoon apparently will not produce a sellout similar to that which attended the Bear-Packer game here earlier in the season. Plenty of seats of several denominations were left today, and a throng of between 18,000 and 20,000 appeared likely. The occasion will be a homecoming, of sorts, for Fred Vanzo, the gigantic blocking back of the Lions, who has adopted Green Bay as a second home. Vanzo, a star of stars at Northwestern university in former years, was regarded as a true arch-enemy of the Packers until early this year, when he moved into Green Bay, had established business headquarters and gave indications of being a year-around resident. He plans to return here as soon as the current football season is ended, but he will show no mercy to Green Bay or its Packers in the game tomorrow. Vanzo has built up a large group of friends locally, and his fellow workers at the Morley-Murphy company had planned to entertain him at a luncheon this noon. The affair was called off when the time of arrival was announced for the afternoon...BRINGING PACKER FANS: Two special trains will tote Packer fans into Green Bay tomorrow. The Green Bay and Western will operate a special from Winona, Minn., and return, leaving Winona at 6:45 a.m., and arriving here at 12:30 p.m., leaving on the return trip at 6:45 p.m., and reaching Winona at 12:30 a.m. The train will make intermediate stops. Employees of a Sheboygan firm's recreation club, 200 strong, will arrive at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon on a North Western special. The Lions are scheduled to leave by special train at 6:45 Sunday evening on the North Western. The Packers wound up practice today in pretty good condition. Fullback Clarke Hinkle and halfback Cecil Isbell each has missed two days of drill, but Coach Curly
Lambeau thinks they'll be ready for action against the Lions. Lambeau added that Pete Tinsley, right guard, and Leo Disend, left tackle, who have seen no league work as yet, will be eligible to play Sunday and definitely will be used...OUT OF UNIFORM: Joe Laws, halfback, and Charley Schultz, tackle, both will be out of uniform. Brightening skies today gave evidence that the desired fair weather will accompany Sunday's offensive demonstration, indicating that both teams will start throwing passes early. If the field dries up sufficiently, Detroit is likely to bend all efforts to shake loose Byron (Whizzer) White for a few of his speedy gallops. White, Vanzo, Lloyd Cardwell and Howie Weiss make up a potent quartet which will be hurled against the Packer defenses. Psychologically, the game favors the invaders, as the Lions are hopped up after their narrow loss to the Chicago Bears last Sunday, while the Packers scored an easy victory over the Cleveland Rams...KICKOFF AT 2 O'CLOCK: Kickoff time will be at 2 o'clock promptly as usual. Between halves entertainment will be provided by the colorful Packer Lumberjack band, and a Menominee Indian musical organization from the reservation, attired in tribal regalia. Officials will be David Reese, Denison, referee; John B. Kelly, Loyola, umpire; Leo Daniels, Chicago, linesman; and M.M. Meyer, Toledo, field judge.
LIONS BACKED AGAINST WALL
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions, fighting to stay in the running for the western division title in the NFL, will meet the Packers here Sunday in a crucial test. The Detroit team, rated at the start of the season as one of the strongest squads in the league, has had trouble getting up steam. It has lost two games and tied one. Another defeat Sunday would practically eliminate it from the western half championship race. The Packers are tied for the lead with the Chicago Bears. Coach Potsy Clark, called in to direct the Lions under a new management this year, believes his squad will hit its stride against the Packers. Green Bay, with the exception of halfback Joe Laws and tackle Charley Schultz, is in top shape. Coach E.L. Lambeau has stressed defense in this week's workout. The Packers have the best offensive record in the league but also has one of the poorest defensive records. The game will be the last home engagement of the Packers this year and is expected to draw a crowd of 20,000 or more.
PACKERS TO FACE LIONS IN LAST GAME AT HOME
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Twice a year this good old town really bubbles over with football excitement. It first goes completely wild when the Chicago Bears come to town, then after relaxing a bit, it goes wild all over again when the Detroit Lions appear. The Bears have come and gone, of course, much to Green Bay's chagrin. The licking they handed out was one of the worst in Green Bay's history. But Sunday the Lions come to town, and for the time at least everything else is forgotten and dropped. The rivalry, one of the most bitter in the league, extends back to the years in which Portsmouth, Ohio, operated the Detroit franchise. It developed off the feeling the two smallest towns in the league naturally had for one another as they tried to make their way in big time football, and persisted, even grew, after Detroit interests bought Portsmouth out. The game will bring together the irresistible and the immovable again. Green Bay, the irresistible, with the best offensive average in the league, and Detroit, the immovable, with the best defensive mark. The Packers have an offensive average of 332 yards a game, the best in the league, against Detroit's average of 173. The Lions, however, have a defensive average of 150 yards a game, likewise tops against Green Bay's 265. Green Bay rules a six point favorite. Neither side will be at full strength. The Packers again will go into action without Joe Laws, veteran right half, who still hobbles around with a bad knee and ankle he got in the Cardinal game in Milwaukee, and Charley Schultz, big tackle, who cracked a bone in his leg in the Bear game. The Lions will be without Bill Shepard, star fullback, who also broke a bone in his leg two weeks ago and who will probably be out for the season. The pressure, judging by scouts' reports, will be on Green Bay's line. With backs like Howie Weiss, Whizzer White, Lloyd Cardwell, Cotton Price and Fred Vanzo, a new tackle like Harry Smith of USC, a center like Cavelli and a couple of new ends like Winslow and Fiske of USC, Potsy Clark has developed a running game that is apt to explode at any time. It is one of the surprising features of the season so far that Detroit, with so much power, has not built up a finer rushing average. The stuff is there, however. Green Bay's chief reliance will again be placed in the pass, with Herber, Isbell or Van Every pitching, and the touchdown twins, Hutson and Mulleneaux, receiving. The team Saturday was in an excellent frame of mind. It will be Green Bay's last home game of the season and a capacity crowd of 22,000 is expected.
PACKERS KEYED UP FOR DETROIT TODAY
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Following a week of drills in which they ironed out the bumps uncovered in the game with Cleveland, the Green Bay Packers are highly keyed up for their encounter with the Detroit Lions here Sunday afternoon. The kickoff is at 2 o'clock. City stadium will be crowded to capacity for the battle, last of the home games for the Packers this season. Beaten once, by the Chicago Bears, Coach Curly Lambeau's team is in a bristling mood and determined to stay in the NFL championship race. Last Sunday, in the game against Cleveland's Rams, Arnold Herber and Cecil Isbell were each good for a 50 percent pass completion. They are expected to use the air again, as are the Detroit Lions. Potsy Clark, coach of the Lions, has never expressed any great love for Green Bay or its team. The Lions were beaten by the Chicago Bears last Sunday, but the score was only 7 to 0, and Clark and his players are in a wicked mood. The Lions have not been counted out of the National league race. Clark is back with the Lions again after a stay with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was when he was piloting the Portsmouth eleven, later to become the Lions of Detroit, that Clark began pounding away at the
Green Bay championship habit. The Lions boast Whizzer White and former University of Wisconsin's star, Howie Weiss.
EVERY TEAM IN LEAGUE TO SEE ACTION SUNDAY
OCT 20 (Milwaukee) - Every team in the league will see action Sunday. In addition to the Detroit-Green Bay meeting at Green Bay, the Brooklyn Dodgers, under Jock Sutherland, will meet the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field, the Chicago Cardinals will play at Cleveland, Pittsburgh will go to New York and Washington will appear against the Eagles in Philadelphia. The Bears and Packers, each with three victories and one defeat, lead the western division of the league. Washington is undefeated in the eastern end.
LIONS MATCHED AGAINST PACKERS
OCT 20 (Detroit) - A rugged squad of Detroit Lions, still fuming over their defeat by the Chicago Bears, came rushing into this football hotbed today for their game with the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. The Lions' first move upon arrival was to go through a brisk pass defense drill in preparation for the feared Packer aerial attack. This contest is one of the most important of the NFL season. The Packers are tied with the Bears for the Western Division lead. Detroit is in third place. To keep in the thick of the championship race, Detroit must beat the Packers while the Packers must win to stay on top. It will be the pass against the run with the Packers as the passing team.