pass catcher is not a member of the team with the best passer. Gaynell Tinsley, Cardinals end, leads the circuit with 18 catches. Carter is second with 13, one more than the total of Charlie Malone, Washington. Max Krause, Washington veteran, continues to pace the field in ground gaining with 206 yards in 21 attempts for a 9.8 average. Whizzer White, Rhodes scholar all-America of Colorado U. now with Pittsburgh, jumped from third to second, and his 192 yards cut the advantage of Krause to only 14 yards. Dave Smukler of Philadelphia is third, 40 yards behind White. Scrapper Farrell, Pittsburgh; Dick Riffle, Philadelphia; and Boyd Brumbaugh, Brooklyn, follow in that order to give Eastern division players a clean sweep of the first six places in this department. Ward Cuff, Giants; Bill Ressig and Raph Kercheval, Brooklyn; and Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, are in a four-way tie for field goal honors, each having two successful placements.
PACKERS FACE DETROIT LIONS THIS SUNDAY
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - The Packers' enlarged City Stadium is likely to be filled to the very ears Sunday afternoon, for the renewal of that classic gridiron feud between Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. There isn't a reason in the world why Coach Dutch Clark would want his Lions to go easy on the green-and-goal clad Packers. And Coach E.L. Lambeau, his players and the host of Packer followers feel the same way about the Motor City machine. The Lions are smarting from the 21-17 whipping given them by the Cleveland Rams last Sunday. This, with the bitterness developed between the Lions and the Packers, is likely to mean as hotly a a fought contest as will be seen on a national pro league girdiron in 1938. No pushover, however, those Lions! The lineup includes Tony Matisi, great Pitt tackles; Alex Wojciechowicz, heralded Fordham center; Jim McDonald, Ohio State quarterback. Dutch Clark himself is still on the list. Others, to name a few, are Ernie Caddel, halfback, and Ace Gutowski, a dangerous line smashing fullback. These, with the combination of other veterans and recruits, offer probably one of the biggest threats to the Packers this year. For the expected 25,000 spectators, however, Coach Lambeau will send out his famous line and backfield, currenly rated just about tops in the football world. Bunny Schoemann, nursing an injured knee, is likely to be the only Packer in civilian clothes this Sunday. Cecil Isbell, started out slowly by Lambeau, can expect to get a hard workout, just as the fans are hoping. Bob Monnett, Arnie Herber, Clarke Hinkle and the other greats in the backfield can also be counted upon for duty.
LIONS START BATTLE TO KEEP IN RACE
OCT 6 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions picked up their practice tempo at Kelsey Field Wednesday, as the Dutchman and his men prepared for the Packers of Green Bay next Sunday in the Wisconsin city. The Lions' 1938 title hopes rest largely with the outcome of the Packer contest. Four times the Lions have gone up to Green Bay to play the Packers, and three times the Packers won. They are tough in their own town - or any town. A Lion triumph would put the Detroit eleven right back in the thick of the title fight. Too many outstanding Lions are benched with injuries for any Detroit fans to hold hopes too high for the Detroit team. Ernie Caddel, captain, will be on the sidelines with a badly wrenched shoulder and Fred Vanzo is ailing from a knee injury. And Lloyd Cardwell is slowed down as a result of both ankle and knee injuries. With that many injured backs, the Lions' backfield problem is acute, and, in addition, Bill Roger, tackle, is limping from a painful leg injury.
DETROIT TO SHOOT MIGHTY GROUND DRIVE AT PACKERS
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - The mighty ground attack of the Detroit Lions will be matched against the vaunted air forces of the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Sunday afternoon in a NFL game, and if the weather maintains its even course of the past weekend, which thus far has eluded the 1938 game, definitely will be on hand. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, announced at noon today that approximately 3,500 seats remain for the annual Lion-Packer conflict. As the stadium seats 22,300, and the all-time record, set at the Detroit-Green Bay game last year, is 17,553, a simple matter of mathematics is sufficient to carry promise oft the new mark. Rain or inclement weather, of course, will serve the same turn as the Bear-Packer game, when a certain record attendance switched into something over 15,000. It is expected, however, that the skies will be fair next Sunday afternoon. National league statistics reveal that the Lions have the best average in yards rushing, total yards gained, forward passing efficiency, opponent's fumbles recovered, touchdown runs, field goals, least opponents' gains, and pass defense - a great array of statistics which may spell doom of the Packers victory march. Green Bay holds the statistical edge in first downs, yards gained from scrimmage, lateral passes, total points scored, distance of punts and least opponents' points. The teams are practically even in pass interceptions and points after touchdown. While this might seem to send a shade toward the Lions, actually the contest stacks up about even. The Packers' terrific aerial attack, if unhampered by poor weather, is likely to offset any advantage the Lions have on the ground, and the Packer ball luggers themselves are sufficiently talented to cause the Detroit line a severe afternoon. Arnold Herber, Bob Monnett, Cecil Isbell and Johnny Howell, the four most capable passers on the squad, all are in perfect condition, and any is a sufficient backfield threat to keep the Detroit secondary where it belongs. On the receiving end the Packers have their usual talented corps, headed by Donald Hutson, current scoring leader of the National league. The Lions will roar into town early tomorrow morning on the Chicago and North Western line, and will work out Saturday at City stadium, getting rid of their train legs. While in Green Bay they will headquarter at the Hotel Northland.
DETROIT, GREEN BAY TANGLE SUNDAY
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - The lashing ground force which the Detroit Lions deposit upon all of their NFL opposition will be turned loose at City stadium tomorrow afternoon, when the Lions and Green Bay Packers will have another turn at deciding the Western division supremacy. True, the Chicago Bears at present outrank both clubs in the standings, but the Packers play them again and Detroit plays them twice. Of those three games, the Bears figure to lose one or two, and, if they do, the winner of tomorrow's engagement will rule as the chief challenger. Detroit packs one of the most terrific ground attacks in organized football, and has considerably better than a fair passing attack. This lethal offensive setup will try to outscore a Packer team which has the league's hottest overhead campaign, plus a bruising punch along the sod...DECIDED IN AIR: This puts the issue up to the two lines, with the probability that, if the walls fight each other even, the game will be decided in the air. This is just what the Packer fans are hoping for. The game will start at 2 o'clock, and if the expected fair weather prevails, will be witnessed by Green Bay's largest football throng. The present record is 17,553, set at the Lion-Packer game last season. The talented and brilliant crew of backs and linemen who Detroit hauled into City stadium last year, since has been augmented by some of the greatest stars of 1937 college football, including Tony Matisi, all-America tackle from Pitt; Alex Wojciechowicz, Fordham center; Kent Ryan, Utah State quarterback; Jim McDonald, Ohio State halfback; and Fred Vanzo, Northwestern back...FIRST APPEARANCE HERE: All of these aces will be appearing before a Green Bay gridiron crowd for the first time. They plug whatever weak spots there were in the Detroit personnel of 1937, and make the renovated Lions a constant scoring threat. The Lions already are on the scene. They arrived via the Chicago and North Western road at 3 o'clock this morning, are stationed at the Hotel Northland and worked out today in anticipation of the league struggle. The real inward trek of Packer fans will begin tonight, and continue until game time tomorrow, when gridiron history probably will be made with the attendance of more people than ever before witnessed a football game in Northern Wisconsin...MORALE AT PEAK: The Packers, at peak morale and with their squad intact except for center Bunny Schoemann, are expected by Coach E.L. Lambeau to make their most impressive appearance of the season. They'll have to, he added, if they don't want to leave the field on the brief end of the score. The