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Green Bay Packers (2-1) 38, Detroit Lions (0-4) 7

Sunday October 11th 1942 (at Milwaukee)



(MILWAUKEE) - The Green Bay Packers unleashed their devastating aerial attack in full fury as the Detroit Lions and the ensuing explosions resulted in a 38 to 7 NFL victory for Curly Lambeau's dandies before 19,500 fans at State Fair park here Sunday afternoon. On the small end, 7 to 3, a few minutes after the opening kickoff, the big Bays took to the air for three quick touchdowns, two by Don Hutson and the other by Andy Uram with Cecil isbell on the pitching end, to go into a 24 to 7 lead at halftime. After this turn of events, Isbell and Hutson went to the bench for the afternoon while the Rinky Dinks, a promising squad of players, led by Chief Rinky Dink hurler Tony Canadeo, held sway the rest of the game. They counted two touchdowns, one on a short buck by Chuck Sample, the Appleton crusher, and the other by Keith Ranspot, Southern Methodist newcomers, on a 25-yard throw from Canadeo. In all, Hutson gathered in 15 points on two touchdowns and two extra point kicks, giving him 39 in three circuit tests. Dick Weisgerber, playing his first game since joining the club several weeks ago, kicked one extra point and Lou Brock got the other. Ted Fritsch, crack Stevens Point steamer, kicked a 26-yard field goal the second time the Packers got the ball. Isbell had


little trouble adding another game to his record of completing touchdown passes in consecutive games. This was the 15th straight contest in which he exploded a scoring bomb. He had 12 in a row last season.


The game can be divided into two parts, the first in which Isbell, Hutson and their mates performed and the second in which Canadeo passed and the rest of his Rinky Dinks covered themselves with honors. The Isbell-Hutson due, backed up by a sweet line that gave Cece plenty of time, operated only in the first 20 minutes but that was enough time to smash any Detroit thoughts of presenting its new coach, John (Bull) Karcis, with his first victory. Isbell and Hutson were superb. Cece completed seven out of nine passes for 170 of the 305 yards the Bays gained in the air. Canadeo gathered up the rest of the yardage in nine completions out of 22 attempts. In fact, Canadeo, playing at right half with Isbell at left, caught one of Cece's passes himself. The Packer running attack was fair, although it was not needed, what with the passes dropping at the right spots. The Bays made 107 yards on the ground, while Detroit got 184. The Packers' total yardage was 412 compared to 256 for Detroit. Packer followers crossed their fingers after Fritsch booted his field goal because it was practically the same way that grueling Cardinal game opened last Sunday. They crossed their toes a minute later when Elmer Hackney scored from the nine for Detroit eight plays after Fritsch's kick, giving the Lions a 7-3 advantage. Isbell, Hutson and Uram soon relieved the Bay supporters as Lambeau inserted his No. 1 team on the next kickoff. Uram and Isbell set the stage as the Lions took the kickoff. Uram intercepted a Detroit aerial, fumbled and Isbell recovered on the Lions' 16. Isbell warmed up with a nine-yarder to Hutson and then whipped the ball to Uram in the end zone. It was Hutson's turn next. He took from Isbell for 16 and on the next play gobbled up the ball on the Detroit 18 and outran two Lions for a touchdown waltz that covered 46 yards. Six plays after Pete Tinsley intercepted a Detroit aerial on the Packer 19, Hutson took a heave from Isbell and ran down the sidelines for 69 yards and a score. He added his third extra point making the count 24-7. A six-yard punt by Tommy Colella gave the Packers position for their fourth touchdown in the third period. Starting on the Detroit 46, the Packers, with Canadeo throwing a 19-yard toss to Joel Mason and Sample doing some marvelous power driving, were in pay dirt in eight plays, Sample smashing over from the one. Dick Weisgberber kicked the extra point. A 15-yard run by Fritsch off right tackle after the Lions tried to steal the ball, a la Charley Brock, a 14-yard toss from Canadeo to Mason and another throw to Kahler set things up for the fifth score, with Ranspot taking a 21-yard pass from Canadeo on the four and carrying two Lions over the goal line. Lou Brock kicked the extra point. Trying to find a hero is like looking for that proverbial needle in the haystack. The Packers, all 30 of them, were great. Work of the rookie linemen was particularly pleasing to Lambeau. Fred Vant Hll, a guard; the new centers, Bob Ingalls and Bob Flowers; tackle Paul Berezney; and the ends, Mason, Stonebraker, Joe Carter, Earl Ohlgren and Tex Hinte gave good accounts of themselves. Those veterans, especially Captain Buckets Goldenberg, had Detroit crazy. Ernie Pannell's tackling and line play was terrific. But space doesn't permit more comment on the Packer team that was really great Sunday. Trying to forget what their old coach had taught them and at the same time perform their new duties, the Lions were mediocre. They had plenty of spirit and showed flashes of brilliance. They probably will be one of the tougher teams in the league in a few weeks and should give the Packers plenty of trouble when the two clubs meet in Detroit Oct. 25. The Lions also were hampered by injuries. Joe Stringfellow, an end by rights, went into the backfield and did a great job. Harry Hopp and Harry (Bromo) Seltzer were sidetracked with hurts suffered in the Brooklyn game a week ago. Even at full strength, the Lions still would have had more than they could handle in Sunday's Packers.


Lambeau led off with his Rinky Dink team, duplicating his procedure against the Bears and Cardinals. Green Bay won the toss, and Goldenberg elected to receive. Little Joe Laws carried the ball from the Packer 13 to the 34, and, after Fritsch lost two in two tries and Canadeo's pass was incomplete, Canadeo punted to the Lions 31. Ned Mathews of UCLA tried a pass but Canadeo came over fast to knock it down. On the next play, Fritsch recovered Mathews' fumble on the Detroit 34. The Packers got a break on the third play when Mathews intercepted a Canadeo aerial, because Detroit was offside. Fritsch took a short pass from Canadeo for 18 yards and a first down on the Detroit 12. After Fritsch made two at left tackle and Canadeo lost six trying to pass, Fritsch stepped back and belted his field goal from the 26. Emil Banjavac took Fritsch's kickoff in the end zone and came to a sudden stop on the 21 when he ran into Mason and Goldenberg. Ingalls and Berezney smashed Stringfellow down after an eight yard gain, but Hackney made it a first down on the 33 on a four-yard smash at center. Hackney picked up 13 yards in three tries and then Stringfellow lobbed a short toss to Banjavic who danced in and around the Packers for 45 yards and a first down on the Bay nine. Weisgerber brought him down with a bone-crushing tackle from behind. A lunge through tackle by Hackney gave Detroit its only touchdown. Augie Lio added the extra point. Such happenings were the signal for Lambeau and he put in his No. 1 outfit. The kickoff went out of bounds and Isbell, Hutson, Uram and C. and L. Brock & Company went into action. L. Brock and Uram pushed it to the Detroit 43, but after Isbell hit Hutson for eight yards two plays failed, and Hutson tried a field goal from the 40. His kick just missed, hitting the upper crossbar. On Detroit's first play, Uram intercepted a peg in the center of a mess of Lions. Andy fumbled, Detroit momentarily recovered and then fumbled, and then Isbell recovered for keeps on the 16. L. Brock tried center for one and then a nine-yard strike from Isbell to Hutson made a firster on the six. Running wide to his right while the Lions watched Hutson, Uram took the ball on the dead run in the end zone for the touchdown. Hutson's kick was good and the Packers led, 10-7. Runs of seven and four yards by Hackney; an 11-yard scamper by Stringfellow inside right end; and a center smash by Banjavic plus a five-yard Packer offside penalty gave the Lions position on the Packer 42. An ineligible receiver, tackle Henry Goodman, who caught one of Stringfellow's throws, resulted in the ball going over to the Packers on their own 43. Isbell and Canadeo lost a total of five yards on the next two plays, but Hutson made up for it with a 16-yard aerial gain. Hutson then electrified the crowd by taking a perfect pitch from Isbell on the 18 and outracing Stringfellow and John Schiechl for the touchdown. Don's kick as good, and the Bays increased their lead to 17-7. Hutson showed his defensive ability on the kickoff when he nailed Stringfellow on the Packers 46, after the Detroit back slipped through the other Packers. Hutson was the only man between Stringfellow and the goal line, and the Bay end cut him down with a sharp tackle around the knees. Hutson then knocked down a long pas intended for Lloyd Cardwell and on the next play Cardwell had to knock down his own pass to keep Isbell from intercepting it. After Murray Evans passes to Ed Behan and Perry Scott gained 23 yards, Tinsley backed out of the line and intercepted Evans' pass on the Packer 15 and ran back to the 19. Hutson put the clincher on the Detroiters by taking a 10-yard throw from Isbell, hitting for the sidelines and then cutting the rest of the distance for the score, the play covering 69 yards. For a few moments, the Lions thought Hutson stepped out of bounds and Hutson and the Detroits slowed up to a walk around the 10-yard line. Hutson, however, trotted over for the touchdown. His kick was good and the Packers led, 24-7, when the Rinky Dinks went back in. Fritsch's kickoff went out of bounds and Detroit took over on the 45. After Ben Starrett knocked down an Evans pass, Evans threw to Behan for 12 yards and Cardwell for seven. The Packers later took over on their own 34 when Hackney was stopped on fourth down. Laws slipped around end for 11 yards for a first down, but Detroit stiffened and the Bays lost the ball on downs as Fritsch missed at center. Detroit was forced to punt again when Kuusisto, Flowers and Pannell stopped three plays. Uram took Mick Sanzota's punt on the 20 and put on a jitterbug act in running the ball back two yards. The half ended as Laws made six yards off the weak side. Fritsch kicked off to start the second half and the ball went into the end zone. After Hackney hit center for 11 yards, Ingalls and Berezney stopped him on two tries, and Hall punted to Laws who ran from the 25 to the 36. Eight yards on a reverse by Laws and a Canadeo-to-Fritsch aerial for 17 yards made up for a 15-yard holding penalty on the Packers and put the ball on the 46. After Canadeo completed one to Mason for 14 yards, Callihan intercepted a Canadeo toss on the 50.


Hackney took an 11-yard pass from Stringfellow, but Goldbenberg erased any threat by intercepting a pass after Laws tipped it into the air. Buckets ran from the 34 to the Packer 40. Sample and Canadeo failed on runs and a bullet-like pass slipped out of Laws' hands. Canadeo punted to Banjavic, but he fumbled and Kuusisto recovered on the Detroit 28. Laws then took a 14-yarder from Canadeo to put the ball on the 14. As Laws was stopped at right guard the Packers were offside but Detroit refused the penalty. Three Canadeo passes, one to Mason and two to Laws, were incomplete and Detroit took over on the 14. One aerial went over Laws' head in the end zone and the other bounced out of Laws' hands. Colella cut over right tackle, charged to his left and made 34 yards before Uram pushed him out of bounds. Detroit failed on the next three plays and Colella got off a poor punt that went out of bounds on the Detroit 46 after traveling only six yards. Sample carried the ball of five of the next eight plays that resulted in a Packer touchdown. He opened with a one-yard smash over guard and Detroit was offside. Canadeo went off right tackle for 13 yards but lost his left sleeve when Tom Chantoles of Stanford grabbed his sleeve. Behind the blocking of Weisgerber, Sample smashed around left end for six yards to the 26. Mason caught a bullet from Canadeo on the 12 and ran to the Detroit seven, a gain of 19 yards. Sample pushed the whole left side of the line in while making four yards, after which Canadeo's throw to Sample fell short. The husky Sample leaped over the line for two yards and then pounded over from the one for the score. Weisgerber's boot was good and the Bays led, 31 to 7. Detroit fizzled again and Colella punted to Bob Kahler on the two from which the Nebraska star spun and faked to the Packer 14. Sample got off his longest gain, 22 yards, but the play was called back when the Packers were offside. Canadeo made it a first down anyway with a 17-yard chase around right end to the Packer 30. The Bays worked the ball to the 42 where Canadeo punted to Sanzotta on the Detroit 22. Ingalls held Stringfellow to three yards but the Detroit back added 11 on a reverse for a first down. Stringfellow completed a pass to Sanzotta but Weisgerber tossed him for a six-yard loss. Laws took Stringfellow's punt on the 20, and, with Canadeo getting an important block, ran to the 31. Fritsch pounded off right tackle for 15 yards and Sloco Gill of Youngstown college tried to steal the ball. After Canadeo completed a pass to Mason for 14 yards, Sample hit center for seven yards. Sample was cut over the eye by a cleat and left the game after an inspection ordered by Goldenberg. L. Brock made nothing at right tackle and Canadeo threw a 12-yard pass to Kahler for a first down on the Detroit 21. Brock then made six at left tackle but Kahler lost four and blocker Larry Craig, getting his one chance to carry the ball, lost six in running wide to the right. Ranspot, drifting down the center, took a strike among a group of Detroit players on the four and charged over. L.Brock's kick was good and the Lions got too rough a moment later and went back 15 yards. Stringfellow quick-kicked to the 27. Uram tried to catch it but then thought better. Banjavic, thinking Uram touched the ball, scooped it up and ran into the end zone but the official called it dead on the 27. Stalling for time, the Packers kicked after three plays. Detroit also failed and kicked to the Packer 21. Kahler skipped through a big hole at center for 15 yards, but then lost one as the whistle blew.

DETROIT   -  7  0  0  0 -  7

GREEN BAY - 10 14  7  7 - 38


1ST - GB - Ted Fritsch, 26-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0

1ST - DET - Elmer Hackney, 9-yard run (Augie Lio kick) DETROIT 7-3

1ST - GB - Andy Uram, 6-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 10-7

2ND - GB - Hutson, 46-yard pass from Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 17-7

2ND - GB - Hutson, 69-yard pass from Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 24-7

3RD - GB - Chuck Sample, 1-yard run (Dick Weisgerber kick) GREEN BAY 31-7

4TH - GB - Keith Ranspot, 25-yard pass from Canadeo (Lou Brock kick) GREEN BAY 38-7



OCT 12 (Green Bay) - Harry Jacunski, a three-year Packer end veteran after last season, may join the Bays this week, Coach Curly Lambeau said today. Turned down by the Navy, Jacunski informed Lambeau from his New Britain, Conn., home that he wants to play. Definite word from Jacunski is expected later today or Tuesday. Harry goes 6-2 and weighs 200 pounds. He paired with Don Hutson the last three years.


OCT 12 (Milwaukee) - It must be tough to lose your first football game on a new coaching job, but John (Bull) Karcis gave no sign of it after the 38 to 7 defeat his team suffered at the hands of the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon. "It would have been too much to expect for us to win this one," he said, "a win today would have been a miracle." The veteran fullback, suddenly elevated to the position of head coach only a week ago when President Fred Mandel of the Lions shook up his coaching staff in wholesale fashion, had all the praise in the world for a team that "went out and did their best to give the Packers a battle." His line, he declared, battled every inch of the way and a makeshift backfield turned out "surprisingly well." None will disagree that the Lions were affected by a succession of injuries, but Karcis, although he cited them, did not fall back on injuries as an alibi. He had neither alibis nor apologies to offer - he liked his team the way it played, believes it will improve week by week throughout the season, and even the most partisan of Packer fans who saw the game will agree the Detroiters are likely to put up quite a battle when the two teams meet in Detroit later in the season. Definitely hampered by injuries to key backfield men, the Lions had a right end with an improbable name of Joe Stringfellow at tailback for most of the game. On the injured list are Harry Hopp, John Hall and Harry Seltzer; Lloyd Cardwell, the new backfield coach, and Tommy Colella played despite injuries; and Ned Mathews, a Westerner who has performed in outstanding fashion, was hurt in the third play of the game. But neither Karcis, Cardwell or John Wiethe, a guard now promoted to line coach, would take anything away from the victorious Packers by using the injuries as an alibi, They figured they deserved to lose, but thought they might have held the score down to a closer margin had they been at full strength. "After all, they just outmanned us in the last part of the game." Karcis pointed out...LITTLE DIFFERENCE: After the final gun has sounded there is little individual difference between victor and loser. We stood in the entrance of the Hotel Schroeder last Sunday afternoon awaiting the arrival of the Detroit coaching staff, and watching Lions and Packers still in uniform troop in by groups of three and four as taxicabs brought them from West Allis - the result of government restrictions prohibiting the use of special buses or other means of transportation. To one who had not seen the game it would have been difficult to tell who had won. Weary and bruised as the result of the afternoon's encounter, the two teams looked pretty much alike...ISBELL 15 STRAIGHT: Cecil Isbell lost little time in extending to 15 the successive league games in which he has thrown at least one touchdown pass. He went into the game with six minutes remaining in the first quarter, and tossed to Andy Uram for a score before the end of the period. Although he was only in the game for a short time, Isbell completed seven of his nine attempts for an efficiency average of .788, which may be a league record also. He threw two more touchdown passes in the second quarter, both of them to Don Hutson. Don outran Elmer Hackney to take the first one in the clear and virtually walked over the goal line for the second after eluding Lloyd Cardwell and remaining just within bounds as he started toward the goal line...HE KNOWS IT: Cardwell gave up the chase and Hutson slowed his pace to talk to Head Linesman Joe Lipp, and strolled over the goal line. We asked Hutson what he said to Lipp. "I told him I hadn't gone out of bounds," the wingman grinned, "and he replied, 'I know you didn't.'"..SHORT WORK DAY: Isbell and Hutson both played only about a quarter, and for Hutson at least it was the shortest work day he has ever put in during his Packer career. Karcis joined the long list of coaches who have sought in vain for a defense against the Packers' jackpot aerial attack. "We might have done better against them than we did if Mathews hadn't been hurt," the Lion pilot declared. "I think he could have done a good job covering Hutson. Cardwell, too, might have looked better on pass defense if he hadn't had a bad leg. But you can't stop that fellow from catching passes - it might help if somebody shot them," Karcis added with a grin...WEISS A FATHER: Although Howie Weiss, former Wisconsin and Detroit Lion fullback, is working in Milwaukee for an insurance agency, he didn't see the game Sunday. He became a father of a son at noon Sunday, born at Columbia hospital in Milwaukee. He did get into the hotel to see Wiethe, Cardwell and Karcis, as well as former teammates on the Lion squad, after the game...SINGLED OUT: Karcis singled out Ted Pavelec, University of Detroit tackle, Emil Uremovich, Indiana tackle, and Larry Sartori, Fordham guard, for particular praise among the Detroit linemen. Pavelec, especially, played a whale of a game in the forward wall. Line coach Wiethe didn't commit himself on individuals, but said he believed the work the coaching staff did last week on instilling the proper spirit among the players was showing results. "Didn't you think they were trying out there?" he demanded. Cardwell had little to say - "Just one of those things," was his longest statement...COACHES HOPEFUL: The Detroit coaches are hopeful, but not sure that Mathews will able to play against the Chicago Cardinals next week. "He's able to walk on that leg now, so he may be all right by next week," Wiethe said. Walking up the stairs at the Hotel Schroeder to get to his dressing room however, was a painful process for the UCLA back. The Lions planned to stay in Milwaukee Sunday night, to start home this morning...ESQUIRE AUTHOR: John Schommer, veteran of long years as an intercollegiate football official who worked as field judge in both the Bear game here and the Lions game Sunday, will blossom out as an author in Esquire this week. He has an article on officiating intercollegiate games in the November issue...ZIVIC PACKER FAN: Add to the converted Packer fans the name of Fritzie Zivic, welterweight who is training for his Milwaukee fight Tuesday night with Tito Taylor. He was introduced at the game Sunday, and we asked him what he though of the Packers. "They're a swell outfit," he replied. "I've seen several pro football games, but never the Packers. That Hutson sure is fast, isn't he?" Sergeant Savvy Canadeo, bother of Tony who came up from his Miami Beach, Fla., station to see the game, fought a draw with Taylor last year and says that "Zivic should stop Taylor in six or seven rounds."...Most unpopular decision of the day was made by Joe Lipp in the second quarter. The Lions had used up what seemed like an endless amount of time in the huddle and Lipp ran in to call a penalty - on the Packers, for interference with the center. Packers in the game at the time declared that the ruling, which was called against Charley Brock, was unfair, since, they claimed, the Lion center had feinted passing backward to draw the Bays offside - another illegal maneuver...BASEBALL CONVERT: Rumor has it that John Wiethe, who umpires baseball in the American Association, will become an American League umpire before very long. A guest on the Packer bench, after one play just in front of him, called, "You ought to know better than that, you American League umpire." Wiethe just turned and grinned at him...CAHN ON WHISTLE: Referee Bobby Cahn blew his whistle before a Lion "stole" the ball from Ted Fritsch early in the game, and refused to give Detroit the ball, involving himself in an argument during which reference was made to Charley Brock's feat against the Cardinals a week earlier. Brock was observed trying to get the all-important oval from Perry Scott on one occasion when he caught the wingman after a pass deep in Packer territory. Most noticeable of the other attempts at larceny involved Fritsch - an opponent got his arm linked through Tedf's but failed to cause the fumble...COPPER SNAPPER: One policeman, detailed to the sidelines and wearing his uniform, brought along his candid camera and whiled away his time snapping pictures of the game...Ted Fritsch and Chuck Sample both showed a lot of drive at the fullback position, with Sample in the game more than he has been at any time this year. Fritsch took a pass from Tony Canadeo and picked up at least an extra 15 yards by sticking close to the sideline and just brushing away would-be tacklers - a maneuver at which he is proficient. The gain set up his own field goal - the first score of the game. Sample fought his way over for the fourth Packer touchdown by sheer power, exploding through the center of the Detroit line.


OCT 12 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions ought to be cured, by now, of any tendency to shoot craps. In craps (I've heard), seven is the lucky number, but it hasn't turned out that way for the Lions. With Sunday's 38 to 7 trimming it was the eighth time that a Packer-Detroit score had ended in seven for the Lions, and seven of those game have been defeats. The teams now have battled 24 times, with the Packers winning 18 and losing five, and one game ending in a 6-6 tie. Lopsided as that 38-7 score was here Sunday, the Packers did even better in two previous sessions. In 1940 they trimmed the Lions by 50 to 7, and in 1930, when Portsmouth held the franchise, the count was 47 to 13. The teams met for the first time in 1929, with the Baymen winning by 14-0. Sunday's game was well officiated, and while the battle raged furiously enough there were no real flareups. A number of penalties were called, but it was nothing like in Chicago where the Bears played the Cardinals. Down in Chicago the Bears were assessed 150 yards in 12 penalties, breaking all previous records for moving backwards. The Bears, in fact, broke their own record. When they beat the Packers last Dec. 14, they were pushed back a total of 128 yards in a dozen rulings. And the boys through that was something! Except possibly for a few Detroit fans, the crowd thoroughly enjoyed the play at State Fair park. For those who like action, the game had just about everything. True enough, the Packer supporters didn't get worked up much because the game was so one-sided, but they saw a wide open game that kept them awake. Color was provided by the popular Green Bay Lumberjack band. Wilner Burke, the director, had quite a time rounding up enough musicians this year because of the war and defensive work, but he has the organization working nicely now. Between halves the crowd was treated to a scrappy football game between a couple of grade school elevens. Sailor Carl Mulleneaux, big and brown in his blues, had a great time greeting former teammates and new players on the Packer squad. Carl helped the Great Lake Naval station eleven beat Pitt Saturday, 7-6, and hopped a fast train to make the trip from Cleveland to Milwaukee. Another serviceman in his glory was Howie Levitas, stationed with the coast guard at Chicago. A weekend pass permitted him to keep up his record of not having missed a Packer game this year. He kept busy working under Trainer Bud Jorgenson. Tony Canadeo had difficulty believing after the game that he had pitched a total of 22 passes, nine of which were complete. He thought he was just being ribbed. The best single gain of the day was that 69-yard pass from Cecil Isbell to Don Hutson for a touchdown. They also had a 47-yard completion that wasn't bad either. The neatest carry on the ground, however, was by the hardworking Emil Banjavic of the Detroiters. It was good for 45 yards. Another Lion, Tommy Colella, went 34 yards on another play. Andy Uram's interception of Joe Stringfellow's pass in the first half almost didn't work. Andy ran back 18 yards and the ball slipped from his grasp. A Lion pounced on it, but also fumbled, and the Packers regained possession. All of which brings about a feeling among Green Bay fans that the Packers have cast off the anchor.



OCT 13 (Chicago) - That guy with the flypaper hands, end Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers, has taken five touchdown passes and placekicked nine conversions for a total of 39 points and the scoring leadership of the NFL. Hutson shot to the front against Detroit Sunday with two touchdowns on flips from battery mate Cecil Isbell and with three kicks for extra points. Locked behind him on the honor role with 24 points apiece are Brooklyn's Merle Condit, the Chicago Bears' Gary Famiglietti and Ray McLean and the Chicago Cardinals; rookie, Steve Lach.


OCT 13 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers really played for nothing when they battled the Western

Army All-Stars in Milwaukee Sept. 13. Out of gross receipts of $45,305.95, the Packers used up only $1,347.68, a figure that represents the barest of expenses. No money was charged for training expenses for the week before the contest. Besides, the Packer corporation purchased $250 worth of tickets. Coach Curly Lambeau announced that "no salary, whatsoever, was paid any of the player or officials of the corporation." To further his point, the report from F.J. Jonet, secretary-treasurer, shows the following expenses: Train fare and meals on train, $445.15; hotel expenses, $206.15; liability insurance, $112.29; railway express (Packer baggage), $10.50; two footballs, $17; fieldmen at Milwaukee, $48; telephone, telegraph and traveling expenses incurred by Lambeau, Jonet, Ticket Director Ralph C. Smith and his assistant, Ed Clough, in promotional work to and from Milwaukee, $508.79...RELIEF GETS $41,918.46: Army Emergency relief received a total of $41,918.46. The only other expense item included Marquette university, $1,331,11; officials for the game, $368.38; and Tom Brickley, Milwaukee promoter, $320.12. The Marquette bill was for tickets, extra help, and a public address system at its field, which it donated for the game. The total expense deducted from the gross receipts amounted to $3,387.49. This expense bill, incidentally, was a far cry from the lavish expense accounts turned in by other teams in the NFL for their games against the Western or Eastern Army Stars. It meant that the Packers were the only team to actually play for nothing. And the Bays kicked in with approximately $1,250 of their own money. Training expenses that were incurred the week previous to the game amounted to approximately $1,000, and the $250 spent by the Packers for tickets was an outright donation to sweet charity...DONATION TO UNCLE SAM: In fact, that $1250 and many other minor expenses that might total well over $1,000 was an outright donation to Uncle Sam. A peek at the expense accounts of other teams around the circuit really puts the Packers in a class by themselves in the matter of expenses, although the gate receipts were higher in some of the other cities. However, it must be remembered that the cities that outdrew the Packers were much larger than Milwaukee. The Los Angeles game between the Western Army team and the Washington Redskins drew $85,000. The charity realized between $45,000 and $50,000. The rental for the Coliseum was $8,500. The Redskin representative, George Marshall, got $13,600, and it has been charged that his played played for nothing. The National league dipped in for $1,500. Promotion expenses were listed at $5,000 and that leaves about $6,000 unaccounted for, according to a survey made by Bob Considine of the International News Service...BEARS TAKE $15,000: At Boston, where the Bears met the Eastern club, the Army Relief received only $36,079.31 out of a gate of $75,083. Fenway park and its booking agents, one of them the War Department's coordinator of sports, Ray McCarthy, received $14,000. The Bears took $15,000. An American Legion post sliced off $10,528 for "promoting" the game. Considine believes that the best record was turned in by the Packers and Milwaukee, and figures given out by Jonet prove it. After reviewing the Green Bay figures Considine stated that "this looks to me like an ideal sports charity show." The New York Giants played two games for charity but realized little or nothing from them, a representative of the team told Considine. "We voluntarily cut our percentage from 25 percent to 20 percent in our annual game for the Herald-Tribune when we learned that army relief was going to share in the receipts along with the paper's 'fresh air fund'," the representative said. "What's more we paid our players. Our end came to $10,000 and our payroll for one game is $9,200. All this was contracted for before we learned we were to play an Army team. When we played again at Syracuse against the Army team, we played only for railroad fare, and hotel expenses."...GAME DRAWS $52,500: The Syracuse game drew $52,500 and the charity got $42,750. An additional ten percent went to the Syracuse war chest. The Giants were included in "other expenses" - $5,000. At Denver, where the Chicago Cardinals played the Western Army team, army relief got $26,676.34 out of the receipts of $40,932.45. The stadium rental of $5,244.69 topped the Cards' bill of $3,496.45. At Detroit, Fred Mandel, owner of the Lions, offered to give his team's services for nothing, but was told that the "War department doesn't want it that way." So the Lions took $7,396.44 out of the gate of $44,829.30. Army relief wound up with $30,570.56, the remainder, $6,586.35, going for the University of Detroit for use of its premises. At Baltimore, where the showing was good, the charity got $46,027.97, out of a gate of $56,435.50. The Dodgers, the pro team concerned at Baltimore, put in a bill for $5,634.55 and the rest of the bills came to $3,763.98 for the night's show.


OCT 13 (Green Bay) - Dutch Clark's Cleveland Rams come to City stadium at 2 o'clock next Sunday afternoon for a NFL battle with the Green Bay Packers. The Packers, a game behind the leading Chicago Bears, will be looking for their third straight victory, while Cleveland's aggregation will be in the market for its third win. The Rams have a record of two victories and three setbacks. Led by Indian Jack Jacobs, the greatest passing and running star ever turned out at the University of Oklahoma, the Rams will present a formidable lineup that was tough enough to hold the powerful Bears to 21 points in losing 21 to 7. Ticket Director Ralph C. Smith hung out the "open for business" sign today at the Packer ticket office in the Legion building. Smith announced that fans have a good choice of seats and that the office will be open from 9 o'clock in the morning to 9 at night all this week. The Sunday contest will be the Packers' second home battle of the season; they played the Bears here Sept. 27. After Cleveland and a game at Detroit, the Packers take on those dangerous Cardinals here Nov. 1 for the final home game. Lambeau and his Packers watched movies of Sunday's 38 to 7 victory over the Detroit Lions with interest today. Lambeau, as usual, found plenty of mistakes but on the whole, he said, the performance was great. Execution on certain plays was mediocre, while on others it was perfect...UPSETS ARE COMMON: With upsets being the rule rather than the exception in league play this year, the Packers are looking at Sunday's game with suspicion. The Rams walloped a good Philadelphia Eagle team, 24 to 14, and downed Detroit, 14 to 0. They lost a 7-0 battle with the Cardinals and a 21 to 7 decision to the Bears. Last Sunday, they fell before a hot Washington team, 33 to 14. Only "spot" news from the Packer office today was the announcement of the release of Arnie Winters, tackle, and Tex Hinte, an end from the University of Pittsburgh. Winters had no college training after a spectacular career at Lane Tech High in Chicago. No word has been received from Harry Jacunski, former Packer end, who Monday informed Lambeau from his home in New Britain, Conn., that he'd like to join the Bays this season. The Packer coach wired Jacunski to report as soon as possible, but Don Hutson's former running mate has not announced his decision definitely. There is a possibility that Jacunski may be on his way to Green Bay...GIANTS BATTLE BEARS: The hot and cold New York Giants come to Chicago to battle the Bears in one of the other games Sunday afternoon. The Giants, with two wins and one defeat, are expected to make things tough for the Bears, providing Coach Steve Owen's players are hot. In other contest, the Chicago Cardinals go to Detroit; Washington invades Brooklyn, and the surprising Pittsburgh Steelers battle at Philadelphia...PERSONAL HISTORY: End Keith Ranspot and fullback Chuck Sample made personal history when they scored for the Packers against Detroit Sunday. The touchdowns were their first in the National leahgue. Ranspot made two against the Washington Redskins as a member of the Los Angeles Bulldogs two years ago in an exhibition game. He played against Paul Berezney when Southern Methodist and Fordham collided several years back, and the big Packer tackle has plenty of respect for Ranspot. Ted Fritsch's field goal Sunday was his third with the Packers. He got singletons in the Western Army game and against the Cardinals two weeks ago...LAWS TOP RUNNERS: The Packers have two E.L.'s - Lambeau and Kotal. Joel Mason, who together with Ranspot were the best newcomer ends on the field Sunday, is called Hasten Mason. Little Joe Laws may have had plenty of tough luck against the Lions, but don't overlook the fact that he led the Packers in running, averaging 4.8 yards in six attempts. He gained the most yardage, 29. Next was Sample with a 3.7 average.



OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Although he's 3-A in the draft, Parker Hall is back in A-1 condition with the Cleveland Rams, and, football fans, that's bad news for the Green Bay Packers. Mississippi Hall personally led the Cleveland club, the Packers' opponent at City stadium next Sunday afternoon, to a 27 to 24 upset victory over the Bays here in 1939. With Hall back in practice this week, the Rams this week displayed a new spirit that may explode in the faces of the Packers. Hall was injured in an early exhibition game this season, and most of the Cleveland passing had been done by Indian Jack Jacobs, the nation's outstanding passer with the University of Oklahoma last year. With Hall and Jacobs in the lineup at the same time, the Rams are expected to "fly" all Sunday afternoon. One thing's sure - plenty of aerial fireworks are due to blow up at City stadium. The Packers, with Cecil Isbell and Tony Canadeo throwing and Don Hutson, Andy Uram and a host of others receiving, probably will take up where they left off at Milwaukee last Sunday when they bombarded Detroit with 31 aerials, 16 of which were completed for 305 yards. Big Jim Benton, former Arkansas end, is the chief Cleveland pass receiver. The 6-3 strapper is one of the better catchers in the league, and divides his duties wirth Joe Gibson, Tulsa end; Dante Mangani, St. Mary's halfback; and end Platukis of Duquesne...PASSING DEFENSE: Coach Curly Lambeau is concentrating on a pass defense in practice this week in preparation for the Rams' vaunted aerial machine. The Bay defense against Detroit was satisfactory, the Lions completing only seven out of 26 and the Packers intercepting three. However, Hall and Jacobs should give the Packers more trouble than the Detroit pitchers. These two boys specialize on accuracy on short throws, and no complaints have been heard on their long pegging. Expecting plenty of passing, Lambeau started things off Tuesday with a long game of touch football, which is twice as strenuous as regular football because the players are running or trying to knock down passes most of the time. One team worked with shirts and the other without. The game was played on a 200-yard field at Joannes park. The boys had their fun, as usual, calling Head Linesman Red Smith's officiating as spotty as that of Joe Lipp who worked in that position in the Detroit game. The touch game was the first dished out by Lambeau since 1936. Center Bob Flowers has the only '"real" injury. He came up with a bad leg during the Detroit game. There are a large number of others with minor hurts, but they will be ready for Cleveland, as will Flowers. Cleveland will come to Green Bay with a brand new offense, a modification of the widely-heralded T-formation. The Rams' head coach, Dutch Clark, is discarding the single wingback formation with an unbalanced line, the same offense which saw him reach his greatest glories as a player, and which the Dutchman in turn has imparted to his National league charges since his coaching days began in 1937 with Detroit. Helping Clark is Charles F. (Chile) Walsh, former assistant to Coach Jimmy Conzelman of the Chicago Cardinals, who learned his football at the University of Notre Dame under the immortal Knute Rockne. Walsh is considered one of the most competent teachers of line play in the country. With the prospect of seeing a great aerial duel involving four outstanding passers and the nation's top receivers in Hutson, Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin grid fans are getting steamed up, and there is every possibility of a large crowd...TICKET SALE IS GOOD: Ticket Director Ralph C. Smith, who rules over the ducat office in the Legion building, announced today that the ticket sale is "going good", and that there are plenty of good seats left. The office will be open from 9 o'clock in the morning to 9 at night every day this week. The Chicago Bears will go after their fourth straight win at the expense of the New York Giants in Chicago's Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. Coach George Halas, 'tis said, is worried about the Giants because they scored 35 points last week in whipping Philadelphia. The rejuvenated Detroit Lions face an angry team of Chicago Cardinals at the Motor City; Washington invades Brooklyn; and the now-powerful Pittsburgh Steelers visit Philadelphia in the other games.


OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Nearing his 36th birthday, Coach Dutch Clark, whose Cleveland Rams will meet the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Sunday afternoon, has been chosen All-National league 


quarterback six times. The Rams, since the handsome Dutchman took over the coaching assignment in 1939 and not counting the 1942 games, has scored more points against the Chicago Bears in the last six games than any other team. Cleveland is the only club that has never been shut out by the Bears...THIS AND THAT: Arnie Winters, Packer tackle who was released Tuesday, plans to do a little boxing prior to entering the army. Winters, only 20, was a star athlete at Lane Tech before going to the Chicago Bears and then to Green Bay. Chile Walsh, assistant Ram coach, was co-owner and coach of the St. Louis Gunners in 1934. Ironically enough, Chile is now assistant coach of the same franchise which he once owned, for the St. Louis organization later became the Cleveland franchise in the National league. In five ears, the Rams have won 16 loop games and lost 37...DRAFT STATUS: The Cleveland Ram roster for publicity purposes contains the draft status of every players. 19 of the thirty players are in 3-A. Four were rejected by the army, and are listed in the 4-F class. Four years is the longest length of service for any of the players. These veterans, who are rookies compared to the Packers' six, seven, eight, nine and 10-year men, are tackle Chet Adams, end Jim Benton, fullback Corby Davis, center Bill Conkright, halfback Parker Hall, guard Riley Matheson, guard Barney McGarry, end Babe Patt and halfback Gaylon Smith...FIRST TIME: When Tony Canadeo caught a pass from Cecil Isbell in the Detroit-Green Bay game, it was the first time Tony ever caught an aerial in his grid career. He's always on the throwing end. Russ Letlow, Packer tackle, is 1/8 Cherokee Indian. His great grandfather was a Cherokee chief in California...RECOGNIZE MOVIES: The NFL recognizes motion pictures on certain occasions such as penalties like slugging and other more serious crimes where a fine might be involved. In one of the Green Bay-Detroit games last year, the movies showed slugging and also that the official was in a position where he could see the error. The official had plastered a fine on the naughty player, and the pictures later showed he was right. However, in the case of a play that must be decided by the official's judgment, movies cannot be used as a means of getting a protest. A good example of this was the Charley Brock steal at Chicago where referee Bobby Cahn used his own judgment in a play that looked questionable to some fans in the stands and, of course, to the Cardinal players.


OCT 14 (Chicago) - That guy with the flypaper hands, end Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers, has taken five touchdown passes and placekicked 9 conversions for a total of 39 points and the scoring leadership of the NFL. Hutson shot to the front against Detroit Sunday with two touchdowns on flips from battery mate Cecil Isbell and with three kicks for extra points. Locked behind him on the honor role with 24 points apiece are Brooklyn's Merle Condit, the Chicago Bears' Gary Famiglietti and Ray McLean and the Chicago Cardinals; rookie, Steve Lach.


OCT 14 (Ames, IA) - August M. (Mike) Michalske, former Penn State and Green Bay Packer star, became head football coach at Iowa State college Wednesday, succeeding Ray Donels, who resigned after the team suffered two defeats.  Michalske went to State this year as line coach and took over the reins after the college athletic council accepted Donels' resignation Wednesday night. The former head coach will remain as an assistant and will head the college intramural program. Donels told the council that the team was not playing its best ball under him and he thought it well to resign. Iowa State won its opening game from Denver, 7-0, but lost to Nebraska, 26-0, and Marquette, 34-12. Donels was in his second year as head coach of the Big Six school. He succeeded Jim Yeager, coming from Ames high school, where he produced state championship teams. After last Saturday's defeat, Donels advised his players to play for the fun of it. Michalske was graduated from Penn State in 1926 after winning three letters in football and track. He played professional ball with Green Bay, winning all-league honors six years.



OCT 15 (Green Bay) - A wide-open, hell-bent-for-leather aerial duel involving four of the NFL's outstanding passers and the country's stickiest piece of fly paper is shaping up for Sunday's grid classic between the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Rams at City stadium. The Packers announced their part in the air festivities Wednesday when Coach Curly Lambeau issued a complete new set of aerial plays. The entire drill was spent in polishing up the passing maneuvers, and more work on them was on tap today. Chief principals in Green Bay's high-up attack will be pitcher Cecil Isbell, the Manitowoc merchant, and that flypaper man, catcher Don Hutson. These two gents turned the tide of battle against Detroit in Milwaukee last Sunday, and they'll get another chance against Cleveland. The other Packer thrower, who is getting his arm oiled this week plenty, is Tony Canadeo, who wheeled out 22 passes against Detroit, the most in his career. Heading the cast of Packer receivers besides Hutson are halfback Andy Uram, fullback Ted Fritsch and ends Joel Mason, Joe Carter and Keith Ranspot, the Southern Methodist newcomer who caught one of Canadeo's throws for a touchdown last Sunday. Against the attractive array, the Rams will dispatch passers Parker hall and Cherokee Jack Jacobs into the battle. Hall, the league's most valuable player in 1939, never completed less than 86 passes in each of his four seasons with Cleveland, with 106 in 1939 being his best mark. The inability of Cleveland, to reach its park has been due, largely, to the fact that Hall has been injured. However, Hall will be in excellent shape for the encounter here. He warmed up against Washington last week, getting into the battle long enough to pitch a touchdown strike to Dante Magnani...BEAT BEARS TWICE: Teaming with Hall will be Jacobs, who gained national recognition for his passing with the University of Oklahoma a year ago. Other backfield stars include Corby Davis, the hard-smashing Indiana fullback, and Gaylon Smith, a crack halfback. Magnani and end Jim Benton are the principal pass receivers. Benton, incidentally, caught two touchdown passes that were instrumental in beating the Bears twice in 1938. Besides his passing, Lambeau paid special attention today to blocking and punting, the Packer pilot stating that the blocking against Detroit was spotty at times. The punting drill saw Lou Brock, Bob Kahler, Ted Fritsch, Cecil Isbell, Chuck Sample and several others aiming at the proverbial coffin corner. The main duty of the punters is to keep their kicks away from Magnani, considered one of the better punt returners in the circuit, and the other Cleveland tailbacks. A brief scrimmage session Wednesday found Ranspot and Royal Kahler, both new boys, teaming up on offense with one combination. Both are fitting into the Packer picture well. Russ Letlow, who switched from guard to tackle several weeks ago, will concentrate more on the guard spot, what with Kahler looking better. However, Letlow may be called upon for action at tackle from time to time...SQUAD IMPROVING: As a whole, the Packer squad is improving day by day. The Detroit game, which gave every member of the team an opportunity to play, was "just what we needed to give all of the boys a chance to work under fire," Lambeau said. The Packer coach announced today that Harry Jacunski, a former three-year end veteran, will report in about a week. Jacunski, who originally planned to join the navy, and the missus are expecting a blessed event at their home in New Britain, Conn., all of which should explain Jacunski's delay in arriving. With prospects of a great aerial show, ticket business at the Packer ticket office in the Legion building started to pick up today, and Director Ralph C. Smith reported a brisk sale...GET SEATS NOW: The office is open from 9 o'clock in the morning to 9 o'clock at night every day this week. Smith urged fans to buy their seats now to assure themselves of the best chairs for Sunday.


OCT 15 (Chicago) - The best defensive line in football today operates out of Washington under the leadership of towering Wee Willie Wilkin, a fabulous character known in every gold mine from Mexico to Cripple Creek. While the multitudes watched Sammy Baugh and the ball, Wilkin and his fellow linemen, according to the latest officials figures, have held the running attacks of four opponents to the remarkable average of 46 yards per game. Opponents have averaged only seven first down a game against the Redskins. Not only have the Redskins compiled the best average against running plays, but they also are No. 1in pass defense. Enemy aerials have gained only 80 yards on the average against Wilkin and company...PACKERS ARE THIRD: Next in line behind the Redskins are the Chicago Bears, who have allowed opponents only 55.6 yards per game by rushing, and the Green Bay Packers, who, although they possess the worst record against ground attacks, have limited the opposition to an average of 83 yards per game by passing. Brooklyn's Dodgers have been the stingiest in the matter of points, giving up only nine per game.


OCT 15 (Chicago) - A semblance of order is being restored in the NFL's individual championship races. When the veterans settle down to the long grind they gradually rise to their proper places in proceedings, and consequently official statistics revealed today that the punting lead is now held by Sammy Baugh, a Texas rancher, who has represented the Washington Redskins at the head of the class in this department regularly season after season. Baugh took over first place from Cherokee Jack Jacobs, the Cleveland Rams' rookie sensation, whom he also bested in a passing duel in the capital last Sunday. Len Barnum of Philadelphia, who hold third place, continues to be the busiest kicker, however. He has punted 28 times in five games against 19 for Jacobs and 13 for Baugh, who has been in only four games..GAINS ON HALL: Ernie Steele, Philadelphia rookie, gained on Parker Hall of Cleveland in punt returns and now trails the Ram veteran by one. Steele returned three kicks against New York last week, getting away for 62 yards on one to give him average of 20.4 yards for seven returns. Steele also is second in kickoff returns. He has handled five kickoffs to seven by Bill Dudley of Pittsburgh, the leader. Bulldog Turner, the Chicago Bears' center, continued his one a game pace to retain the lead among pass interceptors, taking one back 42 yards for a touchdown against the Chicago Cardinals Sunday.


OCT 15 (Green Bay) - Among the small-name boys in the Cleveland Ram lineup at City stadium Sunday afternoon will be Bill Lazetich, right halfback. A left-handed passer, lazetich lists as his greatest thrill the Packer-Ram game in Cleveland in 1939 when he played 60 minutes and did a good job watching Don Hutson. The Packers won, though, 7 to 6, in the last minute on a touchdown by Joe Laws and Tiny Engebretsen's extra point kick. The greatest thrill for Gaylon Smith, a Ram fullback, was his play against the Packers in 1939 when Cleveland won here, 27 to 24...TOUCHDOWN HELPS: Funny what a touchdown will do to a guy. Chuck Sample, Appleton's fullback with the Packers, had been getting off some tremendous punts in practice this week, and Tony Canadeo, who had been doing a lot of exercising chasing the long boots, yelled back, "What six points didn't do to you?"...REMEMBER LEWELLEN?: Speaking about punting, the conversation during practice Wednesday hit upon the old master booter himself, Verne Lewellen. Assistant Coach Eddie Kotal, who played in the backfield with Lewellen, Bo Molenda and Red Dunn in 1929 and 1930, claimed that Lewellen's kicks had everything - height, distance and accuracy. "He never kicked at the tailback. He always made the opposing backs run for the ball."...CLEVELAND CHATTER: Center Red Conkright scored one touchdown in his five-year pro career, and that was an end with the Chicago Bears in 1937. He switched to center the next year at Cleveland. End Ben Hightower, who sometimes switches to the backfield, throws passes righthanded and punts left-footed. Halfback Dante Magnani ran the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in the game with Pittsburgh last year. Guard Riley Matheson is known as Rattlesnake, and was chosen on the second all-league team last year. Tackle Joe Pasqua, who may do most of the placekicking here Sunday, kicked a 48-yard field goal to beat Texas A. and M., 10-7, for Southern Methodist in 1940...'THEM' BEARS: The Chicago Bears have been penalized three times the length of the field, and two yards more, in their three games. The Packer have backed up only 80 yards on penalties in three tests, Officials handed the Bears penalties 29 times. Needless to say, they are leading the league in the miscue department. On, for an explanation!


OCT 15 (Detroit) - Big John (Bull) Karcis has not yet acquired the label of "the Hans Lobert of pro football", but his new job with the Detroit Lions looks as hopeless as managing the Philadelphia Phils. Karcis, 33, former Carnegie Tech and NFL fullback, is in his second were  as coach of the Detroit club which as dropped four successive games and is the only league entry without victory. Only one of the defeats is charged to Karcis' regime, but even his best friends admit that the future does not look particularly good. The Lions, trying desperately to rebound from a 38-7 licking by the Green Bay Packers in Karcis' debut as successor to Bill Edwards, next encounter the Chicago Cardinals, who won by two touchdowns last time. Then follows the Packers again and the man eating Chicago Bears. Not even Karcis has the courage to look beyond that. Detroit's prime shortcoming is lack of a forward passer in a league where the air lanes are always busy. Even with Byron (Whizzer) White, now in the Navy, the Lions won four of 11 games last year and finished third in the western division. Bobby Dethman of Oregon State's Rose bowl champions had been slated for the Whizzer's pitching duties, but he, too, signed up with Uncle Sam. That has left the Detroit aerial attack in relatively untried hands. Harry Hopp, former Nebraskan and brother of Johnny Hopp of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Murray Evans of Hardin-Simmons get the call. Karcis is willing to try anything. Against the Packers he sent a freshman end, Joe Stringfellow from Southern Mississippi, to the tailback job and got a good running performance. The Lions outgained the Packers nearly two to one on the ground, but it availed practically nothing. "I still think we will win some games," Karcis said Thursday after directing a brisk workout. "I like this job even though it's the toughest one I've ever had. There's only one way to stay here - by winning - and we'll still cause some trouble in this league."


OCT 16 (Green Bay) - Remember 1939! That was the cry around the Green Bay Packer camp as Curly Lambeau's men prepared for the invasion of Cleveland's Rams at City stadium at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. If you don't recall that October Sunday three years ago, it might be well to mention it. Led by Parker Hall, who later was named the NFL's most valuable player, the Rams upset Green Bay, 27 to 24, in a game that saw the Packers die by their own weapon - the forward pass. Hall was so active that his name was used 51 times in a running account of the contest. He intercepted three passes and ran one back for a touchdown, the other two leading to scores. The Rams counted 13 points in the last quarter. The situation is somewhat the same for next Sunday, but the Cleveland roster is much stronger than the 1939 Rams. In addition to Hall, Cleveland boasts the country's greatest collegiate passer, Indian Jack Jacobs, who gained nationwide recognition at the University of Oklahoma. Jacobs has pitched four touchdown passes and Hall three, the two together accounting for seven of the eight touchdowns the Rams made in three games. Hall tossed to Dane Magnani and Bill Lazetich for payoffs against Washington last Sunday. Jacobs has completed 23 out of 49 attempts and Hall 22 out of 56...INTRICATE PASS PLAYS: Lambeau holds plenty of respect for the Rams, and Thursday for the first time in several weeks held a morning and afternoon workout at the training field. The Bays drilled against the intricate Cleveland pass plays in both sessions. Addition of an extra passer is expected to make Cleveland tough. Thus far, the team has not reached its scoring possibilities, but it is due to explode Sunday afternoon. There are five crack pass receivers in the Ram lineup. Heading the group are Jim Benton and Ben Hightower, ends. The others are back Magnani, end Lazetich and end Johnny Wilson. Hightower picked up two touchdowns on passes and Benton, Hightower, Magnani, Wilson,


Photo from a 1948 Packer program


Lazetich and Jack Boone, got one apiece. Wilson made the team's only touchdown on the ground. Cleveland's big and rough line is led by Left Tackle Chet Adams of Ohio university; Bill Conkright,

Oklahoma center who saw some action with the Chicago Bears before moving to the Rams three years ago; and left guard Riley Matheson, a four-year strapper who hails from Texas...GROUND INSURANCE: The Packers expect to cut loose plenty of aerials themselves, but just for insurance Lambeau isn't forgetting his ground attack. A stiff scrimmage, with Ted Fritsch and Chuck Sample plunging; Cece Isbell, Lou Brock, Andy Uram and Joe Laws running the tackles and ends together with the newcomer backs, was held Wednesday. The Bays went through their paces rather seriously today but Lambeau still is looking for a little more fighting spirit. A letdown of any kind may prove fatal against the improving Cleveland club. The coach is in the market for more of the determination that the Packers displayed in the last half of the Cardinal game at Chicago a couple of weeks ago. Barring further injuries, the Packers will enter Sunday's game in great shape. Captain Buckets Goldenberg is limping on a bad leg, but the injured member probably will be in A-1 condition by game time...REACHES 1939 FORM: Cleveland also is in top shape. In fact, the Rams are better off than two weeks ago when Hall was ailing. Hall, Cleveland reports say, has reached his 1939 form after recovering from a shoulder injury. The ticket sale for Sunday's test, which promises to be a great aerial duel, has been good. However, there are still a large number of good seats on sale in the Packer ticket office in the Legion building.


OCT 16 (Green Bay) - The Cleveland Ram attack may be "Greek" to the Packers Sunday. A scout report on the Ram-Washington game last Sunday did not reach Curly Lambeau's office this week as expected, and the Packer pilot believes it was lost in the mail.


OCT 16 (Green Bay) - Did somebody say passing teams? The Packers and Rams, who collide at City stadium Sunday afternoon, each completed seven touchdown aerials thus far this season. Cleveland got onl one other touchdown in its four games, and, of course, it was scored by running. The Packers picked up four on the turf. Parker Hall and Indian Jack Jacobs have gained a total of 727 yards by passing in four tests, while Cece Isbell and Tony Canadeo of the Packers made 626 in three tilts. Jacobs threw four scoring aerials and Hall three. Isbell leads Canadeo, 6 to 1, in completing a touchdown passes...THEY RUN, TOO: Dante Magnani is the leading Cleveland 


runner. He averaged 6.7 yards in 24 attempts for a total of 160 yards. Fullback Gaylon Smith has an average of 4.1 yards in 44 tries. The Packers, in three games, are led by young Ted Frtisch with 101 yards to 26 attempts for an average of 3.9. Besides being a great runner and passer, Cherokee Jacobs is somewhat of a punter. He averaged 41.3 yards in 19 kicks. Lou Brock tops the Packers with a 40.8 average in six punts...THIS AND THAT: Chet Adams, a tackle, does the field goal and extra point kicking for Cleveland. Harry Jacunski expects to be in shape shortly after he starts training with the Packers. The former Packer end works in a steel mill in New Britain, Conn. He'll arrive in about a week. Mike Michalske, appointed head coach at Iowa State college Thursday, lost from 20 to 25 pounds in the last month. The former Packer guard scouted the Marquette-Wisconsin game a couple of weeks ago and then stopped in Green Bay for the weekend...DEFENSE STAMPS: Chet Smith, widely-known cartoonist, sketched a clever on the other day. It showed an excited gentleman asking at a defense stamp window: "Got any forward pass defense stamps, lady? We're playin' the Green Bay Packers Sunday." Jack Harris, a former Packer, sent the clipping of the cartoon to Curly Lambeau from Delaware...'THEM' BEARS AGAIN: Those 150 yards the Bears went back on penalties against the Cards last Sunday represent a new league record. The previous record was 128 yards, established by the Bears against the Packers in the playoff when the champs were penalized 12 times. However, the Bears succeeded only in tying the second highest mark for the number of penalties. The record number in one game is 16, called against the Cardinals in a contest with the Packers, Sept. 13.



OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Dutch Clark's Cleveland Rams - well capable of stabbing the championship hopes of the Green Bay Packers in the back - will attempt to spring an ambush on Curly Lambeau's football athletes at City stadium at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Both loaded with aerial bombs, the Packers and Rams will be looking for their third NFL victories. The Packers could go into first place with a win, providing, of course, the Chicago Bears fall before the New York Giants. Sunday's will be the 12th game between the two rivals. The Packers won nine decisions and tied one. Cleveland scored its only victory in the Bays' own ball yard in 1939 when Parker Hall and Company won out, 27 to 24, in a thriller. That same company will be around at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, with Hall still in his role as executive secretary of the passing department. He has a new assistant, Indian Jack Jacobs, who has helped to make the Rams the most dangerous darkhorse in the league. With Hall and Jacobs pitching behind a veteran line, headed by tackle Chet Adams of Ohio university and guard Riley Matheson of Texas. Lambeau's men face a tougher problem than they did in 1939 because that Cleveland team had only one passer. Hall. It might be recalled that the Packers had beaten the Bears a week before the Rams came to Green Bay. Matching the Cleveland aerial program will be Touchdown Twins Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson, assisted by hurler Tony Canadeo and backstops Andy Uram, Keith Ranspot, Joe Carter, Joel Mason and a host of others...STRETCH PASSING RECORD: Isbell will attempt to stretch to 16 the number of consecutive games in which he has completed scoring throws, although it it means the difference between victory and defeat the try for the record will be postponed. Isbell cut loose with scoring pitches in every league game last season and has added three to his belt so far this year. Hutson, incidentally, has something of a personal record to keep up. Sticky-fingered Don has scored three touchdowns against Cleveland at three different times in his career. The first was Oct. 17, 1937 when the Bays whipped Cleveland there, 35 to 10. He did it twice in 1938 while the Packers were winning, 26 to 17 at Green Bay and 28 to 7 at Cleveland. But don't get too optimistic. Don had plenty of tough times with Cleveland. For instance, back in 1939 when the Rams beat Green Bay here, three interceptions led to the winning touchdown. That same year Bill Lazetich, a halfback, bottled up Hutson, and the Packers barely won, 7 to 6, in the closing minutes. That same Mr. Lazetich will be around again Sunday afternoon...LIKE MCLEAN, GALLARNEAU: The Packers will be facing one of the faster teams in the league. Halfback Dante Magnani is compared with Ray McLean and Hugh Gallarneau of the Bears in the matter of speed. Corby Davis, the former Indiana fullback great, supplies most of the drive together with Gaylon Smith, a great halfback, who runs to his left and right with equal ability. Others in the Cleveland lineup to watch are end Jim Benton and Ben Hightower, both excellent pass receivers; center Bill Conkright, a former Bear center; and guards Wilfred Thorpe and Larry Brahm. Benton is a four-year veteran and Hightower, one of the brightest prospects in the league, is a freshman. Green Bay fans will get their first peek at two newcomers, end Keith Ranspot and tackle Royal Kahler. Ranspot broke in with a bang at Milwaukee last Sunday by catching a 20-yard pass from Tony Canadeo for a touchdown. Kahler, a brother of back Bob, looked good against Detroit and in practice this week...START SHOCK TROOPS: Lambeau is expected to start his shock troops, a procedure which he has followed in all of the league games thus far. This group might include Joel Mason and Earl Ohlgren, ends; Ernie Pannell and Paul Berezney, tackles; Captain Buckets Goldenberg and Bill Kussisto, guards; center Bob Ingalls; and backs Joe Laws, Dick Weisgerber, Tony Canadeo and Ted Fritsch. Isbell, Uram, Larry Craig and Lou Brock will make up the "relief backfield". The Rams today held the unique distinction of being the first visiting team to arrive in Green Bay in two trains. The first group pulled in on the Chicago and North Western road at 8 o'clock this morning and the second came in at 9:15. An Office of Defense Transportation ruling prevents the road from putting more than a regularly scheduled number of sleepers on its trains, and a


single sleeper, which has 24 berths, is not enough to accommodate the entire squad. The Rams will leave in two sections Sunday night - the first at 8:15 and the other at 12:15...ACCOMMODATE "SHOPPERS": The ticket office at City stadium will be open at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, while the office in the Legion building will be open until 9 o'clock tonight to accommodate late "shoppers". Ticket Director Ralph C. Smith announced that there are plenty of good seats available. Between halves, Cathedral and St. John of the Catholic Grade School Football league will put on a scrimmage. An army official from Milwaukee is scheduled to give an address before the youngsters' game. The Pittsburgh Steelers, with Bill Dudley in the driver's seat, can move into a tie for second place in the Eastern division with a victory over Philadelphia Sunday, provided the Chicago Bears do not throw down all the experts by dropping a decision to the New York Giants, who invade Chicago. In other games, Washington moves to Brooklyn where Coach Red Flahery expects the Dodgers to play "the game they were thinking about last week when they should have been thinking about Dudley", and the Chicago Cardinals invade Detroit. In Chicago there is some surprise at the part rookies are to play in the Giant offense. Western pro fans seem to remember that Tuffy Leemans is still on the New York roster, and whenever they think of Leemans they think of trouble. Leemans helped not at all to allay their fears when he threw three touchdown passes last week. The Bears have not been overly successful against passes and what's more that have not had a look yet at the Giants' widely publicized O'Neal Adams, a rookie end from Arkansas.


OCT 17 (Green Bay) - After Uncle Sam finishes his date with Japan, German and Italy, the Green Bay Packers can go into football business on a big scale. A total of 50 players, 20 of whom saw action with the Packers in previous years, will be eligible to discard their service uniforms for the Green and Gold of the Green Bay eleven after the way. This figure does not include several members of the 1942 team who likely will be called after this season. Some members of the 50-player squad were obtained by the Packers in the NFL draft last December, and others were signed by Coach Curly Lambeau on his personal scouting tours. A few were signed after the 1940 draft but were later called into service before being able to join the team. As an example of the "sweeping power" of Uncle Sam's draft, the 1942 lease draft produced only one out of 20 players Lambeau selected. That one was Bob Ingalls, Michigan center, who is now a member of the 1942 squad. The 50-player group includes 20 backs, 10 ends, six guards and four centers. The Packers contributed 17 members of the 1941 organization to the service and one, tackle Bob Wood, from the 1940 squad. The 1941 group includes Dick Flatley, who operated in the public relations department for the Green Bay team. The league gave up a total of 185 players from the 1941 and 1940 seasons. The Philadelphia Eagles lost the most, 25, while the New York Giants saw 22 of their players go into the service. Brooklyn and Detroit each lost 19. Of the 185players, a total of 70 entered the United States Army - some by draft and others by enlistments. The navy claimed 55; army air corps 27, navy air corps 18; the marines 11; and the marine air corps, coast guards, navy intelligence department and army medical corps claimed one each. Hinkle is the coast guardsman, while Bob McLeod of the Bears joined the marine air corps. Whizzer White, former Detroit star, is in the navy intelligence department, and Al Baisi of the Bears selected the army medical corps...48 ARE OFFICERS: Forty-eight of the 185 players are commissioner officers. The Giants proved to be the "smartest", with 14 of their roster gaining the officer ranking. The Brooklyn Dodgers have 10 officers and the Packers have nine. The Eagles are without an officer representative.


OCT 17 (Green Bay) - The Cleveland Rams, primed to beat the Green Bay Packers at their own game, with passes, come here Sunday for a National league encounter. Parker Hall, veteran Cleveland back and passing ace, will be ready for full time pitching duty for the first time in several weeks. He has given the Bays plenty of trouble in the past and now has a capable understudy in Jack Jacobs, former Oklahoma star. The Packers will call upon their veteran passing battery of Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson for most of their overhead gains, with Tony Canadeo, Lou Brock and Andy Uram in the supporting cast. Coach Curly Lambeau was well pleased with the work of some of his first year men last Sunday and indicated that he would use them more this weekend. Chuck Sample and Ted Fritsch, a pair of new fullback, were among those who looked good against Detroit and who should see plenty of action Sunday.


OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers are rated 2 to 1 favorites to defeat the Cleveland Rams in the NFL game here at City stadium. Despite the in and out showing of the Packers this fall the Lambeaumen are figured to have too much all around class for the Rams although the Clevelanders proved to be the toughest defensive club that the champion Chicago Bears have met and also have displayed enough punch to score in every one of their games. The Rams have always been tough for the Packers. In Parker Hall and Chief Jacobs, the former Oklahoma star, they have two of the finest passers in the league and Jacobs is ranked with the best of the punters. Coach Dutch Clark has built his attack around the versatile Jacobs and has more reliable scoring punch this fall than he had in any of his previous seasons with the Rams. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers is hopeful that his running game will be more potent than heretofore. To date it has been anything but steady and the aerial game, the best in the football world, has had to carry practically the whole load. The Bay mentor has worked hard all week in hopes of improving blocking and timing and is hopeful the results will come forth against the Rams. Although he has had to rebuild his club almost from the ground up, Lambeau has come up with another representative Packer team and expects it to grow stronger as the new members acquire the polish and finesse of the remaining veterans. Although he rates the Rams as one of the better teams in the league, Curly is confident the Packers can measure them. He said: "We're improving right along and in the Cardinal game, where we were far off form in the first half, we proved we could settle down and get back to good football tactics. We've made mistakes as all clubs will with so much new talent, but we're gradually getting our offense down to a point where we are dangerous from any position on the field. I expect definite improvement on the ground Sunday and if it comes we'll be ready for any of them."


OCT 18 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Stoney McGlynn) - Although Curly Lambeau came up with a pair of "unknowns" who give promise of developing into top notch pro league fullbacks in Ted Fritsch and Chuck Sample there is none to dispute that the Packers miss the old master, Clarke Hinkle, and miss him badly. Clarke is now a lieutenant in the Coast Guard and is helping coach the Coast Guard football team out east. When he took the coaching post he said it was as a mentor only, that his playing days are over. That is bad news, indeed, for Packer fans because the Hink was just about the nearest approach to a coach's dream a fullback could be. In Lou Brock, converted from a halfback, Fritsch and Sample the Packers have fullbacks who, combined, have the talents of the Hink, but no one individual combines all the talents. Fritsch runs outside just as well, but still has much to learn to equal the Hink on defense. Sample has great straighaway power. Borck, a corking goof right halfback, is the nearest approach to the Hink for all around skill, but, frankly, Lou is not a Hinkle at fullback despite his skill at his regular post...FANS WANT 'RUN': The Packers will face no pushover team Sunday at Green Bay in the Cleveland Rams. Dutch Clark's club is a tough one, good enough to hold the Bears to their lowest point total in league play; good enough to score against the Bears and good enough to give the Packers a tough battle - and, believe it or not, good enough to dump the Lambeaumen if they should happen to have another such game as they put forth against the Cardinals recently. Should the Bays happen to be on the beam and acquire a working lead it might be a smart thing for Lambeau to give them fans an extra show by juggling his lineup around so that the fans can see what a Canadeo to Hutson passing combination, for instance, can accomplish. I know that many fans were somewhat disappointed here last Sunday when the Bay mentor kept Isbell and Hutson out of most of the action after acquiring a comfortable lead. The fans felt they were entitled to see more of the stars and expressed the belief they'd like to see Isbell do some combination running, passing with one unit and Canadeo teamed up with Hutson in the other.


OCT 18 (Green Bay) - Green Bay resumes its wild pursuit of the Chicago Bears in earnest Sunday. Back in second place in the western division of the National league as a result of last week's developments but still a full game behind the pacesetters, the Packers face Cleveland at Green Bay as their next hurdle in the chase. The Bears, meanwhile, entertain Steve Owens' New York Giants at Wrigley field. Dutch Clark's Rams are not exactly the toughest team in the league, but they aren't the softest, either. Around a good first string line and a backfield which includes the veteran Parker Hall and Oklahoma's great Indian star, Jack Jacobs, Clark has fashioned a team which he himself thinks is the equal of any in the league except the Bears. Green Bay's spotty showing so far also complicates the assignment. The Packers, with Cecil Isbell pitching and Don Hutson catching, have been pretty much their old selves in the air, except against the Cardinals, but they have shown little to get excited about on the ground. In three league games, they have picked up only 14 first downs and 352 yards rushing, which hardly indicates enough of a ground attack to fall back on if anything should happen in the air. Lambeau, even more than the team's backers, has been sorely disappointed by his club's work on the ground and this week has again concentrated on the running game. Tony Canadeo, perhaps the team's best ground gainer, has received more and more attention. The whole league will be in action again Sunday. While the Packers entertain the Rams and the Bears take on the Giants, Washington, in first place in the eastern division, will meet Brooklyn at Brooklyn; the Cardinals, beaten in their last two games after a fine start, will play Detroit at Detroit, and Pittsburgh, with the sensational Bill Dudley, will go against Philadelphia at Philadelphia. The Packers rule 13 point choices over the Rams, the Bears 19 point favorites over the Giants, the Cardinals seven point choices over the Lions, the Steelers six point favorites over the Eagles and the Redskins six point favorites over the Dodgers.

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