AERIAL MACHINERY GEARED FOR CARDINAL-PACKER TILT
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - What may be the greatest aerial display that State Fair park in Milwaukee ever has seen is anticipated for the 29th collision of the Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers, scheduled next Sunday afternoon. With Pat Coffee, Dwight Sloan and Jack Robbins primed to toss leather for the Chicago team, and the Green Bay brigade of Arnold Herber, Cecil Isbell, Bob Monnett and Johnny Howell all set, Coach E.L. Lambeau freely has predicted a sensational struggle, most of it fought in the air...LEAVE ON SATURDAY: The Packers will leave for Milwaukee at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning, via the Milwaukee Road, and will work out at the park field Saturday afternoon. Comparative statistics of the two squads reveal that each is well loaded offensively both on the ground and in the sky. The Cardinals' greatest ball carrier to date has been fullback Jimmy Lawrence, while the most Packer yardage has been attained by halfback Monnett. Dwight Sloan, Arkansas left halfback, has been the Cardinal team's hottest forward passer to date, although henceforth he is expected to get some stiff opposition from Robbins, another famous Arkansas product. As usual, Herber has the best showing for Green Bay, the Packer aerial record looking a bit soggy after the game with the Bears, during which passing was nearly impossible. As might be expected, Gaynell Tinsley, who lead the National league in pass receptions last season, has the best leather-grabbing mark of the young 1938 year. Already he has picked off five aerials for 55 yards, making the best record among Cardinal receptionists. Don Hutson again is in the position of leading the Green Bay pass receivers, having speared six for 76 yards. Packer scoring was nil last week as the Chicago Bears triumphed over the Bays, 2 to 0, and the Cardinals haven't counted too many points to date. Hutson still tops the Packer list with 18 points, while three Cards - Blazine, Lawrence and Russell - each has scored a single touchdown.
WHITE AMONG GRID LEADERS
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - Byron (Whizzer) White, Rhodes Scholar all-America from Colorado U., now playing with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and four other first year men are among the leaders for individual achievement in the second week of play in the NFL, according to statistics released today. White is tied for first in scoring with 18 points, second in ground gaining with 118 yards, and tied for third in pass receiving with seven catches for 88 yards. Other freshman players in the professional ranks listed high in individual accomplishment are Dick Raffle, Albright and Philadelphia Eagles, third in ground gaining with 114 yards but in one less game than White; Jim Benton, Arkansas and Cleveland, tied with White in pass receiving with 7 catches for 117 yards; Bill Hartman, Georgia and Washington, most yardage on forward passes and the second best average in the circuit; and Bill Ressig, Fort Hays Teachers and Brooklyn, the longest field goal of the season, 38 yards...THREE TOUCHDOWNS APIECE: Max Krause, Gonzaga and Washington Redskins, continues to lead the ground gainers with 151 yards in nine attempts and also still is tied for first in scoring. Krause; Jim Arnold, Philadelphia; Don Hutson, Green Bay, and White each have tallied three touchdowns. Pass receiving honors remains with Joe Carter, Philadelphia, who now has caught 10 for 161 yards. Charlie Malone, Washington, moved up from third to second with nine catches for 78 yards. Ten field goals have been kicked by eight players this season. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, and Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn, are tied for the leadership with two successful placements each. Eleven played have a better than 45 percent average of completed forward passes. Slingin' Sammy Baugh, Washington, has the best average with 12 completions out of 13 tosses, 92 percent. Bill Hartman, a teammate, has gained the most yardage, 215, and completed the longest, a 62-yard gain to Bill Young. Frank Filchock, Pittsburgh recruit from Indiana, has completed the most, 16.
PACKERS TO WORK OUT AT FAIR PARK TODAY
SEPT 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will leave here early Saturday morning for Milwaukee where, on Sunday afternoon, they play the Chicago Cardinals in a NFL game. On the eve of departure Coach Curly Lambeau announced his young club is rapidly rounding into form and that a lengthy workout here Friday was by far the most satisfactory of the season. Realizing his club is young and that it will take time to get all the "bugs" out of the smooth running machine he expects to have in another month, the Bay mentor nevertheless was in a highly optimistic mood after the workout. "The kids looked great out there most of the time today," he said. "We'll show our Milwaukee friends some speed they've never seen before. We made some mistakes out there today, but on the whole the showing was by far the greatest this year." After a 9:30 a.m. arrival in Milwaukee the Packers will go to their hotel and leave at 11 a.m. for a drill on the State Fair park gridiron. The workout will be open only to known Packer friends. Practice sessions this week hint that the Bays will be ready to match the young Cards' passing and running game with one just as speedy. Lambeau has drilled Bob Monnett, Flash Herber and Cecil Isbell in lengthy passing sessions and the Bays' trio of bombers are reported at the peak for the first time this year. Two weeks of rain kept the passing workouts to a minimum but now the club is ready to march the Coffee and Sloan to Smith and Tinsley aerials with the Herber-Monnett-Isbell brand to such receivers as Don Hutson, Milt Gantenbein, Moose Mulleneaux, Andy Uram and Paulie Miller.
CARDINALS, PACKERS COLLIDE SUNDAY
SEPT 24 (Green Bay) - This has happened before - in fact, it has occurred 28 time since 1921 - but the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals will engage in conflict once gain tomorrow afternoon, taking to the turf of State Fair park at Milwaukee for the fist of a two-game series within four days. The clubs will hop eastward after Sunday's game, and will collide again at Municipal stadium in Buffalo next Wednesday evening in an official National league clash. Tied for third place in the Western division standings after winning and losing their first two contests, the Cards and Packers both are striving for a higher position in the league standings. Neither has a chance to take over the lead this weekend, as both the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, undefeated co-leaders, are idle...THREE VERSUS THREE: The big three forward passers on each side - Herber, Isbell and Monnett of Green Bay and Sloan, Robbins and Coffee of the Cardinals - are expected to turn Sunday's engagement into a bombardment almost from the opening gun. The kickoff is set for 2 o'clock. A telephone call this morning to E.A. Spachmann, ticket sales director, at Milwaukee brought news of an exceptionally large advance seat sale. Fair weather prevails though that section, and the fans are mobbing the ticket headquarters for their reservations, assuring the Packers of what may be a record crowd for their Milwaukee appearances. Both squads are reported to be in excellent physical condition. Statistics of their previous games this year indicate a slight advantage to the Packers, although the teams are practically even in yards gained by forward passes, distance of punts, forward passes completed, opponents' fumbles recovered and points after touchdown...PACKERS HAVE EDGE: The Cardinals have the better record in least number of fumbles, touchdown runs and least opponents' gains. The Packers hold an edge in first downs, yards gained from scrimmage, total yards gained, least yards penalized, touchdown passes, field goals, pass defense, points scored and least opponents' points. There wasn't an injured man on the squad as the Packers entrained for Milwaukee via the Milwaukee Road at 7 o'clock this morning. Coach E.L. Lambeau made no predictions other than "we expect a tougher game than we received from the Chicago Bears - but we are better prepared to meet it." Green Bay's fans will follow the team in large numbers, many reservations having been sent down to Milwaukee from the Packers' home community. Southbound trains tonight, and automobiles tomorrow will carry hundreds of Northern Wisconsin football enthusiasts to the scene of the make-or-break conflict. Headquarters of the team are at the Schroeder hotel.
BLOOD'S TEAM GRABS VICTORY
SEPT 24 (Brooklyn) - Capitalizing on Brooklyn errors, an old habit for Ebbets field invaders, the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NFL punched out a 17 to 3 victory over the Dodgers last night. Checked for the first half by a savage Brooklyn line, the Pirates started to roll in the second half to the dismay of the 21,494 in the stands. Two drives were halted but when Ralph Kerchval fumbled, Ed Manske snatched the ball out of the air, and dashed 27 yards for the winning touchdown. In the fourth period, with Bill Filchok passing the ball, the Bucs drove to the Dodger 12. Stopped there, Armand Niccolai, who also kicked both conversions, dropped back and placekicked a field goal from the 18. Wilbur Sortet set up the final score, intercepting a flat pass on the Dodger 31. Clarence Tommerson swung wide around left end behind splendid interference for the final touchdown. Whizzer White, a sad figure, didn't so so well for a $15,000 player. He had a net loss of half a yard in 15 attempts with the ball.
PRO GRID NOTES
SEPT 24 (Green Bay) - The old familiar picture of the Chicago Bears on top of the heap made its appearance again this week. George Halas' team is out in front with two wins and no losses, trailed by Detroit which has one game in the credit column...Bob Masterson, recruit end from the University of Miami, kept Washington's record clear when he placekicked the Redskins into a 16 to 16 tie with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The kick, which rolled over the bar, was in the last eight seconds...Philadelphia, loser to Washington by three points in its opening game, showed considerable strength in turning back the Pittsburgh Pirates in a night game at Buffalo. The score was 27 to 7. Attendance was 19,000...Two officials, M.J. Meyer of Toledo and J.J. Ritter of Detroit, did double duty over last weekend. They worked the Chicago Cardinals-Cleveland Rams game at Cleveland Saturday night, and officiated at Green Bay on Sunday...Whizzer White continues to score, even though the Pittsburgh Pirates lose. He made the lone touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles, and was lauded by sportswriters as a great play, especially when he had the ball himself...Two bad passes by center Darrell Lester of the Green Bay Packers accounted for the Chicago Bears 2 to 0 victory. On consecutive plays Lester, former Texas Christian All-America, sent the ball back out of Herber's reach...Cleveland threw a scare into the Chicago Cardinals, losing out by 6 to 7 after a great ball game. The Rams out-firstdowned the Cardinals but failed to pick up the necessary points for a victory, but that is what counts...Paddy Driscoll, Marquette university coach, and his assistant, Tarzan Taylor, were among the thousands who witnessed the Bears-Packers game. Driscoll is a former Bear back. He also played with the Chicago Cardinals several years back..Joe Karp of Pittsburgh and Butch Keeling, 263-pound