Detroit Lions (2-1) 17, Green Bay Packers (3-2) 7
Sunday October 9th 1938 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - A mighty team of Detroit Lions rode the Green Bay Packers in to the sod of City stadium yesterday afternoon, as a vast throng of 21,968 watched the home team's challenge for a Western division professional football title receive a severe cuffing. Detroit deserved its victory. It punched home a field goal by Regis Monahan, added a touchdown by Bill Shepherd early in the third, and then clung desperately to its advantage through an inspired Packer rally. The Lions made few mistakes. Once they got their advantage, they hung onto that football. In the second half they threw only one forward pass.  They took advantage of erratic Green Bay line play, which at one moment piled up the Detroit forward slants, and again displaying weak tackling and dainty charging. In their third period explosion, which extended into the last quarter and led to their lone touchdown, the Packers were a magnificent football team. Their fighting spirit was stupendous, and they ripped the Detroit team apart with a blast which all but blew the Lions from the field. Then, with a touchdown scored and the count slashed to 10-7, they presented the Lions with a final touchdown. With almost three minutes to play and the ball deep into their own territory, they attemted a fourth down forward pass which failed, and which gave Detroit the ball on the Green Bay 27-yard line. Two plays later, Lloyd Cardwell broke off tackle, ripped into the clear and slid through the Green Bay secondary 26 yards for a touchdown, breaking the last shred of Packer resistance.
The terrific Packer scoring drive, which had the largest crowd ever to witness a football game in Northern Wisconsin in semi-hysterics, culminated in a flawlessly executed forward pass play, Cecil Isbell to Carl Mulleneaux, the Green Bay right end gobbling up the ball as he raced behind the goal line, ignoring the defense of Shepherd and Gutowsky for a touchdown. Paul Engebretsen carefully kicked the extra point, and the Packers definitely were back in the ball game. Green Bay fans never will forget that dying drive of their Packers. With Monnett and Isbell raging behind the line of scrimmage, and the line whipped to a new offensive frenzy, they played football which they never have excelled. They tore the Lions to pieces, and they appeared driving right into that Western division lead - but that last Detroit touchdown was lurking around the goalposts, and that polished off the Packers.
Today they rested in third place, still behind the Chicago Bears, and still behind Detroit. The Packers blew two chances at field goals from points well out in the field. Engebretsen missed one from the 33-yard line in the first period, and Clarke Hinkle blew another from the 39-yard stripe in the second period. Monk Moscrip missed one for the Lions from 36 yards out in the second period. The Lions were fired to the skies. Smarting under that Cleveland defeat of the week before, they attacked from the start. The Packers, in the first half, played listless football in comparison to Coach Dutch Clark's inspired fighters. Their tackling was soft and the Detroit reverses shoved the linemen out of the way almost at will. In fact, the Packers were fortunate they weren't trailing by more than three points. It was Isbell's pass to Mulleneaux which scored the Packer touchdown, and the former Purdue star was a battling foll thereafter, but Bobby Monnett's sharp-shooting led the Packers down the field to their single score. He fired consecutive passes to Hinkle and Laws, following his 17-yard run, and Paul Miller contributed a fancy 8-yard gallop around end as the Packers moved deep into Detroit country.
DETROIT   -  3  0  7  7 - 17
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  7 -  7
1st - DET - Regis Monahan, 35-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
3rd - DET - Bill Shepherd, 2-yard run (Shepherd kick) DETROIT 10-0
4th - GB - Carl Mulleneaux, 12-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick) DETROIT 10-7
4th - DET - Lloyd Cardwell, 26-yard run (Monk Moscrip kick) DETROIT 17-7
a screened pass."
OCT 12 (New York) - The phenomenal surge of the Washington Redskins, which gave them the best averages in all offensive departments of play for the third consecutive week, has been instrumental in elevating NFL marks in scoring and passing above the record-breaking standards of a year ago. This was revealed by team statistics for the fifth week of play, announced today which shows Washington headed for new records in forward passing, scoring and ground gaining. The National champion has completed 42 out of 78 passes for 53 percent efficiency, gained an average of 304 yards per game in four games, and tallied 86 points. With New York having a 50 percent average in passing and the Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers close behind with 48 and 47 percent, respectively, the entire league average is 42 percent or four percent better than in 1937 when a new record was established. The figures this week also reveal that National league scoring is three points a game better than in 1937 when a new mark was also established in this department. Green Bay has scored 85 points, only one less than Washington, while Cleveland has 71 and Philadelphia 70. There were only two games in 22 played this season in which one team failed to score, as compared with five in 20 games in 1937 at this date.New York is second in ground gaining with a 241-yard average and Green Bay is third with a 237-yard average, four better than Detroit. The Chicago Bears lead on defense, having held opponents to a mere 114 yards and 6.6 points per game.
​OCT 12 (Green Bay) - Every time the Green Bay Packers leave the field in possession of a point total somewhat less than that held by their opponents, the rumor wave breaks anew on the community front, and everyone steps to the fore, hand waving wildly, to proclaim just what is wrong and what things should be done about it, quickly. The assumption is that unless something is put across in a rush, the Packers never will win a football game again, and, in fact, will be fortunate to finish the season in the same league with the Bears, Lions, Rams and the rest. Now you have seen the Packers reverse their field so often an undesirable defeat at a crucial time, that you probably don't have to be reminded that the team still is very much in the championship race. Many a time in the past has the team turned loose a winning streak of six or eight games, and the way the Western division teams are cutting each other's throats, even that may not be necessary this year. The Packer defense is coming for considerable pounding since that 17 to 7 Detroit reversal, but Coach Curly Lambeau is considerably more interested in getting the offense where it belongs. "I don't say that our defense was working as well as it should have," he says, "but you'll admit that the Lions really scored only 10 points against us. That last touchdown was a gift; we gambled in the closing minutes, and lost the gamble. I don't think there is a team in the league that wouldn't be delighted to get away with giving the Lions only ten points. If you'll look at the statistics, you'll see that Detroit gained as much against us last year as it did Sunday, and yet in 1937 we beat the team twice. What was wrong was our offense. We lacked zip and punch. And our kicking was the worst of the season. The men kicking off could hardly get the ball to the 20-yard line, and the punting was very bad. On offense, our deception was poor, and we tipped off many of our plays to the Lions."...Fans who have been watching the brilliant pro football debut of Cecil Isbell this season will have the chance to do a little extra cheering for that former Purdue star on the occasion of the Pittsburgh-Packer game at City stadium Oct. 23. Between halves of that contest, or perhaps before it begins, Arch Ward, Chicago newspaper editor, will present Isbell with the All Star game trophy offered by the New York World's Fair sports committee. Isbell won the trophy by being the outstanding Collegian in the Aug. 31 game at Soldier field. Christy Walsh, veteran sportsman and chairman of the committee, will attend to aid in the presentation.
OCT 12 (Ft. Wayne, IN) - Stan Kosel, low-charging 190-pound fullback from Albright, was in the Brooklyn Dodgers' backfield this morning when the squad resumed practice at North Side High School for its game Sunday at Milwaukee with the Green Bay Packers. He was filling for the injured Boyd Brumbaugh, who is expected to rejoin the club tomorrow. Coach Potsy Clark was favorably impressed with Kosel, but said that experiments would continue for the remainder of the week. Ed (Scrapper) Farrell, purchased from the Pirate, is not expected to be of much use against the Packers because of his unfamiliarity with Brooklyn plays. Wendell Butcher, Bill Reissig and Tony Sarausky, who is at present Parker's understudy, may be given trials at the position. Kosel has been groomed with more care than any other member of the squad since the beginning of of the season, because Coach Clark considers him potentially another Ace Gutowsky. Because of his comparative youthfulness as a professional player, Clark has brought him along very slowly. Kosel, only 22 years old, is extremely fast, powerful and versatile. The entire squad looks upon Sunday's game as a stirring opportunity to gain sole possession of first place in the Eastern division, as the Washington Redskins, with whom they are now tied, must play the strong Detroit Lions.
OCT 12 (Ft. Wayne, IN) - Ace Parker has grown a mustache. In Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, Parker will officially become the first mustached big league football player. The Brooklyn Dodgers' quarterback started it "just for fun". Then the Dodgers beat the Pirates and leaped into first place. Parker is superstitious about making changes when the team is winning. "I only hope," said Parker, "that it doesn't lead to a penalty for a screened forward pass."
the Pirates...ON FIRST STRING: Harold Hill, powerfully built ex-ends, was promoted to the first team with Kosel. Hill, who stands 6 feet 1 and weighs more than 200 pounds, will start at left guard against the Packers in place of Jim Sivell, still suffering from a hand injury. Pairing with him will be Ox Emerson, at right guard. The three line casualties, Bruiser Kinard, Ed Merlin and Sivell, have been slow in responding to treatment. While Kinard, star of the Dodgers' forward wall, remains a doubtful starter against the Packers, Coach Clark will withhold decision if necessary until game time. Meanwhile Jim Whatley, rangy ex-Alabaman who filed in spectacularly for Kinard in the second half against the Pirates when the Dodgers climbed to the Eastern division lead last Sunday, is continuing at right tackle. North Side high school field, on which the Dodgers work out daily is extremely hard, making it difficult for Kinard to run out the stiffness in his right leg. They left for Milwaukee today.
OCT 16 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Has the green-eyed monster been doing his stuff in the camp of the Green Bay Packers? Coach Curly Lambeau of the Bays denies it, the players deny it and other club official deny it. But rumors of a scrap on the train returning from Buffalo and the second Cardinal game still persist. The gossips have it several of the veterans are envious of the success of Cecil Isbell and are a bit jealous of his salary. They claim one word led to another and that a scuffle caused the injury to Arnie Herbie's hand. The players say it was a good natured scuffle - much like the celebrated Pittsburgh Pirates' scuffle last spring when Russ Bauers was injured. Lambeau says rumors of trouble and a free-for-all battle are so much back fence gossip, that the spirit of the squad is high and that his club will prove it Sunday at the expense of the Brooklyn Dodgers. I've been rather closely connected with Packer football for 10 years and can't quite vision a squad with the I.Q. of the Packers allowing the green-eyed ogre to interfere with the success of the football machine. Nor can I vision veteran players "crabbing" Isbell's act, when, in reality, he rounds out an attack that should be the equal of anything in the league. If so, they would only deprive themselves of better contracts next year, of the extra money derived from the College All-Star game, should they win the title, and also endanger their posts in the Bay organization.
OCT 16 (Milwaukee Journal) - Green Bay's Packers, still a potent factor in the western division National Professional Football league race despite last week's upset at the hands of Detroit, hope to bounce back against Brooklyn at State Fair park here Sunday. The Dodgers, youngest club in the circuit, are tied with Washington for the eastern division lead following their decisive victory over Pittsburgh last week. Coach Potsy Clark, formerly with Portsmouth and Detroit, has built up a dangerous running attack and mixes it with deadly passes by Ace Parker, who plays shortstop for the Philadelphia Athletics during the summer months. Bruiser Kinard, one of the best tackles to face Marquette when he was at the University of Mississippi, is one of the mainstays of the Brooklyn line. The Dodgers put the finishing touches on preparations at Fort Wayne, Ind., last week and are in good condition for the game. The Packers will be strengthened by the return of Arnie Herber, star passer, who was injured last week. He is slated to alternate with Cecil Isbell on the pitching end of the Packers' vaunted aerial attack. It will be "Eddie Jankowski Day" in honor of the former Milwaukee East and Wisconsin star, who is likely to start at fullback. One of Jankowski's teammates at Wisconsin, John Golemgeske, is a reserve tackle with Brooklyn and is also likely to get into the game.
OCT 16 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Coach Potsy Clark and his Brooklyn Dodgers are going to be in for a rough, tough afternoon here Sunday at State Fair park, when they come face to face with a Green Bay Packer team that will be out to give the lie to their critics. Following the narrow escape from defeat at the hands of the Chicago Cardinals in Buffalo, N.Y., and the 17 to 7 loss to the Detroit Lions, the Packer machine became the object of much criticism and considerable gossip. Sunday Hinkle, Hutson, Herber, Isbell and Co. will be out to prove that rumors of dissension are so much bosh; that the team is playing as a unit and that the club is far from washed up as a pennant contending outfit. Following the Cardinal and Detroit games rumors were flying the Bay players engaged in some rough and tumble fisticuffs on the train coming back from Buffalo and that dissension was rife. This, Coach Curly Lambeau and other Packer officials deny and it will be up to the players to prove it with a championship performance on the State Fair park gridiron. To a man they plan to do so and that's what indicates the Dodgers will be in for a rough afternoon. All of the Packers will be in tip-top shape for the game with the exception of Bunny Schoemann, center, whose injured knee will likely keep him on the shelf the rest of the season. Arnie Herber, long pass wizard whose lengthy aerials were so sorely misses in the Detroit skirmish because of the vulnerable Lions' defense against such a type of attack, will be in there pitching along with Cecil Isbell and Bobby Monnett. With this trio of passers the Bay aerial game should function skillfully enough providing the ground attack, which has stumbled along the last two games, gets to clicking and is able to draw up the rival defense. Once the ground game gets functioning the passing will take care of the scoring situation - but the passing, alone, cannot turn the trick. Hence, Coach Lambeau and his chief aid, Red Smith, have been giving plenty of time this past week in hopes of bolstering the maneuvers on the terra firma. The Dodgers, now tied for the Eastern division lead with the champion Washington Redskins, will come here with a squad that combines veteran talent with a number of high class youngsters. Among the veterans who will be campaigning for the Dodger cause are Beattie Feathers, the nimble footed halfback who caused so much consternation in Packer ranks while a member of the Chicago Bears, and John Golemgeski, former University of Wisconsin tackle, who has been playing a bangup game at guard for the Clark-coached team this year. Eddie Jankowski's many Milwaukee admirers will pay homage to the Packer fullback at a special "Eddie Jankowski" day ceremony. The former Riverside High and University of Wisconsin star is playing his second year with the Packers as chief understudy to Clarke Hinkle, leading fullback of the pro league, and will be presented with a gift between halves. 
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - "There is no joy in Mudville". That line, stolen from the immortal baseball poem about one Casey who failed to produce just about describes the status quo after the Green Bay Packers dropped that 17 to 7 decision at City stadium Sunday. There is no joy - but across Lake Michigan today Dutch Clark again is the fair-haired boy, and Lloyd Cardwell is a name that is taking its place among the greats of a team that abounds in top-flight players. Dutch Clark, whose first name is Earl, conjures up memories all around the NFL, but probably nowhere does that personage take on that significance than it does in Green Bay. First with Portsmouth as Potsy (George L.) Clark's famed back, and later as a star who needed no sponsor, he placed a stamp on the turf of City stadium that cannot be copied. And that crowd of almost 22,000 that left the scene of battle probably did not realize that this is only the second time that Dutch has carried the victory's laurels through the gates...WON OUT IN 1934: Dutch has played football against the Packers in Green Bay since 1931. In 1934, after the shift had been made from Portsmouth to Detroit, he was on the team that beat Coach Lambeau's outfit 3 to 0. That, up to yesterday, was the first time the redoubtable Clark picked up the winner's marbles after a ball game here. When it was all over he had just this to say: "We were hot. Did you ever see a team give the way our boys did today? The teams were evenly matched, but we had to win. We did. The crowd was great. Now maybe they will speak to me in Detroit again." That was all he said in his fifth floor room at the Hotel Northland while he was dressing. Later down in 137 where Bill Alfs, vice president, Bud Shaver, general manager, Doc Foster, director, and a half dozen others were sitting around awaiting train time, he became less communicative. Wearing the natty grey jacket and blue trousers, which constitute the Lions' off-field uniform, he reclined in an easy chair and let the rest of the sideline quarterbacks diagnose the case...LIONS OF OLD: It was Tod Rockwell of the Detroit Free Press who ups and says that only on a few occasions did the Detroit team look like the Lions of old. Dutch countered with the observation that the Lions were playing a great team, and reminded Tod of the slight victory showing Detroit has made in Green Bay. Rockwell let that slide past his shoulder and wanted to know if Coach Clark didn't think that Cecil Isbell was not a pretty valuable piece of gridiron merchandise. Then Dutch  became serious. Without detracting any from Isbell's glory - and it is justly deserved glory - Dutch paid a noteworthy tribute. "You can have Isebll as a passer," he said. "I'll still take Herber. I don't know what was wrong with him today. I don't know why he wasn't in there more, but I'm glad he wasn't. Herber can have a handful of players hanging on his neck, and still he waits until his man is spotted. Then he throws the ball. It's usually right where they want it." That statement just about constituted Clark's opinion of the Packers...WATCHES OWN CLUB: "Too busy watching my own club to pay any attention to individual play on the other side," he explained. Butch Morse, the veteran end from Oregon, chalked the Detroit win up to the fact that after losing to Cleveland the players realized that it had to be yesterday or never. Mentioned for all-America honors in 1933 and 1934, Butch has carried a specialist's knowledge into the pro circuit. When he says that this year's Packer team is just as tough as any he has met, it carries weight. As he said it, a husky blonde chap standing near him harmonized on that opinion. The speaker was Ace Gutowsky, the fullback, sounding off, and while the corpse cannot enjoy flowers at a funeral, it was a bouquet for the Packers. Easy going, quiet Edgar Hayes of the Detroit Times had no part of the Rockwell version of Lions' play being lax at times. He recognized a strong opponent in the Packers, and took the victory at its worth. Its value is the difference between the top of the ladder and some rung in between. His seems to be the sensible appreciation of the result...LIONS ARE BETTER: All in all, both sides played great football, but the Lions were just a little better this time. Cardwell, on the spot because of a miscue last season, was brilliant. He played a spot in which Green Bay fans are used to seeing Ernie Caddel, and he played it with the touch of a master. Exhausted to a point that approached prostration, he climbed the steps to the Northland lobby after the game and admitted that he would like no part of another one like that. Other Lions who should be cited are Dick Nardi, freshman from Ohio State who just escaped the release ax at one time, and Vernon Huffman, former Indiana headliner who Clark says ran the ball off tackle the way he should for the first time yesterday. This is Huffman's second year with the Lions, and he had to pick Sunday to hit his stride. In the line Jim Stokes at center was just about all a coach could ask for. In fact, there probably was only better center on the field. He was Charles (Ookie) Miller, who was out there pitching even when Carl Brubaker's gun failed to go off, and he had to sound a horn to announcer the finish. On the subject of Packers, just a few who shouldn't be overlooked, even in defeat, are Clarke Hinkle, Russ Letlow, Buckets Goldenberg, Bill Lee, Baby Ray, Carl Mulleneaux, Joe Laws, Bobby Monnett, Herman Schneidman, Milt Gantenbein and Don Hutson...HAD TO DRAW GUN: One play that the Detroit boys were trying to figure out, even after their special train left Green Bay just before 7 p.m., was Hutson's pass catch for a 54-yard gain in the second period. Three players were on him and the ball as well. Still, Don came up with a catch of the type on which he has a patent. To stop Don they do everything but draw a gun. Even that might not work. Fifth quarter shavings: Many special buses carried out of town spectators to the game. They came from Milwaukee and other Wisconsin and upper Michigan cities. Twenty-one were aboard the bus from Ashland which Ted Hogan, sports editor of the Ashland Press, helped engineer. One from Chippewa Falls, sponsored by Urban Fox, a friend of Leonard Liebman of Green Bay, carried 30. Harriet Jankowski, Eddie's sister, and Laverne Bartel, also of Milwaukee, carried on the sale of Jankowski booster buttons yesterday. They started it, with lots of help, in Milwaukee two weeks ago on the day of the Packer-Cardinal game there. The buttons signify support for Eddie Jankowski day on the occasion of the Green Bay-Brooklyn game in Milwaukee next Sunday. Hotel officials take well to the buttons. Both the manager and the assistant manager of the Schroeder were wearing them a couple of Sundays ago, and yesterday Paul Gocke, manager of the Northland, wound up with one. The large crowd had its usual effect on restaurant and bar business in and around the city. Food services were taxed to the limit, and transportation facilities had to be strained to meet the situation...RUNS INTO FENCE: Possibly the only objection that Detroit officials and players had to Green Bay was the railing that surrounds the field. Bill Shepherd rammed it hard one while chasing Isbell out of bounds. In the final period Huffman rapped his beck against it while tackling Paul Miller. These two happenings convinced them that it is a definite hazard. They may be right. One unsung prognosticator was the unidentified gentleman from Washington D.C., in the south grandstand who before the game offered the fellows sitting near him a small wager. He wanted to take the Lions for six points. When Detroit made its field goal, he raised it to nine, and two of the Green Bay rooters covered him for small (small enough to be sociable) bets. Cardwell's last touchdown made the Lions' margin 10, and the Washington man winner. He never had seen either team play before. The nuisance who passes for Happy Felsch, baseball comic, is not "the" Happy Felsch. The disgruntled clow who was escorted from the field before inflicting an unwanted act upon the crowd during the program between halves is just another ball park pest...CAHN HURTS ANKLE: Bobby Cahn was one of the few casualties Sunday. He bruised his right ankle in contact with one of the players. Bobby remarked on the game as an example of how hard play can be, and still remain clean. Other officials were in agreement. Jimmy Coffeen, whether he meant it or not, made the best crack of the day when he announced Detroit fans who wished to get out of town early could take a train at 6:45. Having won, they didn't feel that way. With a loss, they probably would have hooked a freight. Among those present: Joe Laws' father from Colfax, Ia.; the Ray family from Nashville, Tenn., out to see their "Baby"; Joshua L. Johns of Appleton and Alexander Wiley of Chippewa Falls, Republican candidates for representative and United States senator, respectively; dozens of coaches including Mickey McCormick of St. Norbert college and Fritz Dillon of St. Norbert high school who never miss. Among those missing: George R. (Dick) Richards, president of the Detroit Lions. This is the first time Richards has missed a Lion game in Green Bay since he took over the club. He is confined to a sick bed, but followed the radio accounts closely and telephoned congratulations to Coach Dutch Clark as soon as the latter returned to the hotel.
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - The tumult and the shouting, while it has not exactly died, has reached the point where it is beginning to subside, and the talk is beginning to swing a shade toward the future, with the very pertinent question of What-are-the-Packers-going-to-do-now? looming quite large upon the Green Bay football horizon. The fall of the Packers headlined the local news of a weekend jammed with events - which saw Green Bay backed teams sweeping to extremely gratifying victories on every front but at City stadium. East High walloped Fond du Lac, and stamped the Cardinals as no threat in Valley conference competition. West High cut the props from under Appleton, and set the stage for a possible East-West championship game Armistice day. St. Norbert kicked the daylights out of a favored South Dakotas State team in a fine demonstration of college football. But the Packers faltered, and in watching them hit the dust before the all-time record crowd for this supposedly small community, your first thought hinges on their current chances for the Western division championship. And, it must be admitted, the future doesn't look so dim. Right now we are sitting in third place, with two defeats in five games. Ahead of us are the Chicago Bears, who are in for several more bumpings, and the Detroit Lions, who are not as invincible as they looked yesterday. The Packers must play the Bears and Lions again. The Bears and Lions have two games pending with each other. It's not hard to imagine that the championship team of the Western division will have at least two, and possible three lickings on its record. Upon that phase, at any rate, hangs the chances of the Packers for their fifth National league title...The Packers' all-time scoring list didn't undergo any drastic revision during yesterday afternoon's struggle, but two men did break into the point-getting. Tiny Engebretsen kicked his 15th Packer point after touchdown, bringing his all-time total to 36. He's in a tie for 24th place with Marty Norton of the 1935 team. Carl Mulleneaux scored his first Packer touchdown.
OCT 10 (Green Bay) - Except for a few minor bruises, the Packers acquired no injuries in their terrific conflict with the Detroit Lions yesterday, Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, announced today. The Packers were handicapped during the contest by the inability to use Arnold Herber, star forward passer, who was nursing a hand injury and saw little action. Dr. Kelly stated that Herber definitely will be able to play against Brooklyn in Milwaukee next Sunday.
OCT 10 (Chicago) - Cleveland's Rams celebrated their first winning streak in two years of NFL play today, and everyone was happy about it except those perennial title favorites, the Chicago Bears. They were the victims of the Rams' second straight victory. The Rams, who won only one game in their inaugural season last year, surprised the Bears, 14 to 7. Coming a week after their 21-17 Detroit conquest, the win gave the Rams two in a row after three lost games and accounted for the Bears' first setback in four starts...RECORD IS BLOTTED: The Eastern division also had its last undefeated record blotted out when the New York Giants rallied through the air in the final period to overcome Washington 10 to 7. The defeat also cost the Redskins undisputed possession of first place, as Brooklyn rode over Pittsburgh, 17 to 7, to join Washington with a record of two triumphs, one defeat and one tie. All 10 teams will be in action next Sunday, with Cleveland truing for its third straight at Pittsburgh. Washington will take on Detroit, which slapped down Green Bay, 17 to 7, yesteday. The Packers will meet Brooklyn, the Bears and Cardinals clash again in Chicago, and Philadelphia plays at New York.
OCT 11 (Green Bay) - Their latest victory spurt checked by the rampaging Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers today were reforming their battle lines preparatory to meeting two consecutive foes - the Brooklyn Dodgers at Milwaukee next Sunday afternoon and the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Johnny Blood, Whizzer White and the boys, at City stadium Oct. 23. The Dodgers, hailed at the season's start as a probable professional pushover, have reversed their field and now lead the Eastern section of the league. They are victory-made, championship-bound and with the vengeful Potsy Clark at their helm, are rated by Coach E.L. Lambeau as one of the toughest rivals he could meet at this particular stage of the game...IN THIRD POSITION: The Packers, who were disappointing to an extreme against the Lions, now find themselves in third position, with no immediate chance of getting higher. It is almost necessary that they win the rest of their games in order to finish the Western division program with a clean slate. If they drop three contests during the years, they are likely to wind up in a deadlock, although the way the squads are belting each other around these days the champion may even finish with four defeats. The team's physical condition is excellent, but its mental setup won't be revealed until the first play following the kickoff at State Fair park next Sunday afternoon. The Packers played listless and lethargic football at times against Detroit, particularly on the two touchdowns plays, when powder puff tackling let Bill Shepherd and Lloyd Cardwell filter through the line and secondary for sprints to the goal line...HERBER IS CASUALTY: Arnold Herber, with a dented right hand, is the only casualty, other than the assortment of bumps and bruises incidental to a severe football contest. The Packers have added the Lions to their list of must-bear-later-in-season teams. Up to now their principal concern has been to tip over the Chicago Bears when they collide with that gang at Wrigley field, but now the importance of reversing the Detroit decision has assumed equal positions. The team probably will leave here Saturday morning, reaching Milwaukee in time to work out at the park gridiron. Headquarters as usual will be at the Schroeder hotel, and another large following of Green Bay fans is anticipated. A crowd in excess of 17,000 saw the Cardinal-Packer game there last month, and an even greater throng is anticipated for the team's last appearance at Milwaukee.
OCT 11 (Pittsburgh) - Housecleaning on the Pittsburgh Pirate National league football team continued today with disposal of halfbacks Frank Filchock and Tom Burnette. Filchock was sold to the Washington Redskins and the Brooklyn Dodgers bought Brunette, Coach Johnny Blood announced. Ed Farrell, fullback, was sold to the Dodgers after their victory over the Pirates Sunday night. The Pittsburgh club now is looking for a center to replace Mike Basrak, who fractured his left knee Sunday and will be on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.
OCT 11 (Ft. Wayne, IN) - With four members of the Brooklyn Dodgers football team on the casualty list, the Dodgers arrived here today to train for their game with the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee next Sunday. Boyd Brumbaugh, fullback ace, remained in St. John's Hospital, Pittsburgh, for treatment and further examination of his right elbow, dislocated as the Dodgers downed the Pirates. Bruiser Kinard, Ed Merlin and Jim Sivell were also injured, and Coach Potsy Clark is in doubt about any of them being able to play against the Packers. Ed (Scrapper) Farrell, 205-pound Muhlenberg fullback, purchased from the Pirates in a straight cash deal, was with the squad upon its arrival here. Although he was brought in to reinforce the Dodgers at Brumbaugh's position in their fight to stay at the top of the Eastern Division, it is not expected that he will be of service against the Packers because of his unfamiliarity with the Dodgers' system. Clark was favorably impressed by Jim Whatley, veteran tackle, and Harold Hill, converted from end to guard, who filled a breach for the Dodgers. Most of the players suffered minor cuts and bruises Sunday. Nevertheless they were in high spirits, buoyed by the knowledge that they were in the fight for the league championship.
OCT 12 (Green Bay) - The Dodgers of Brooklyn, rocketed unexpectedly into first place in the Eastern division of the NFL, and having every intention of staying there, will provide the opposition for the Green Bay Packers in their next league contest, billed for State Fair park at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. The situation, as it shapes up next weekend, is considerably different from that envisioned a week of so ago, when the Dodgers were floundering along in the Eastern sector and the Packers had hopes of steering into first place among the Western contenders...SMACKED DOWN PIRATES: Since that time Brooklyn has smacked down the Pittsburgh Pirates with no little firmness, and the Packers in turn have been dealt a body blow by the Detroit Lions, currently the Chicago Bears' leading contender for top position. And the Dodgers will sweep into State Fair park Sunday holding the key place in the Eastern departmental struggle, to face a Packer squad which must win to retain any vestige of power in the Western zone. Brooklyn has sufficient power to give the Packers just as bad a day as did Detroit. For one thing, the Dodgers are coached by George (Potsy) Clark, once of Portsmouth and Detroit, and there breathes no mentor who would rather hang up a victory over Green Bay than that vindictive soul. In his formerly frequent visits to City stadium, Clark built up the reputation of being professional football's chief exponent of the extemporaneous alibi, and he hasn't changed with the seasons...STARS IN BACKFIELD: The Dodger backfield personnel includes the following veterans and newcomers: Boyd Brumbaugh, Duquesne; Wendell Butcher of Gustavus Adolphus, the lad who ran St. Norbert ragged here last year; Beattie Feathers of Tennessee and the Chicago Bears, one-time chief ground gainer of the National league; Tony Kaska, Illinois Wesleyan; Ralph Kercheval of Kentucky, placekicker extraordinary; Stan Kosel, Albright; Ace Parker, the Duke all-American; William Reissig, Fort Hays, Kansas, State Teachers; Tony Sarausky, Fordham great; Vannie Albanese, Syracuse; and Tom Burnette, recently purchased from Pittsburgh. There's enough class in that assortment to cause Coach E.L. Lambeau's men many a headache, and the Packers will have to snap back immediately from the Detroit reversal to cope with the new situation. Once Brooklyn is disposed of, the Packers will return to City stadium for their final stand against Johnny Blood and Pittsburgh, before embarking on an extended road trip...SCHWARTZ WITH TEAM: The Brooklyn ends are the following: James Austin, St. Mary's, 196 pounds; Jeff Barrett, L.S.U., 182; John Francis Druze, Fordham, 195; Harold Hill, Howard, 200; Perry Schwartz, California all-American, 200; and William Waller, Illinois, 180. The tackles: Leo Disend, Albright, 224; John Golemgeske, Wisconsin, 225; F.M. Kinard, Mississippi, 210; Leonard Noyes, Montana State, 214; and James Whatley, Alabama, 227. The guards: Conner Emerson, Texas and Detroit Lions, 200; Edward Merlin, Vanderbilt, 200; James Sivell, Auburn, 200. And the centers: Norman Cooper, Howard, 205; Louis Mark, North Carolina State, 195; and Gene Moore, Colorado, 205.
OCT 12 (Cleveland) - Thomas E. Lipscomb, president of the Cleveland Rams of the NFL, sought Wednesday to have the Pittsburgh Pirates ousted from the circuit. Lipscomb said his action was based on the postponement by the Pirates of the game scheduled to be played in Pittsburgh Sunday...WIRE CLUB OWNERS: "I have wired every club owner in the league asking that the Pirates be ousted," Lipscomb said. "I also have taken up the matter with President Joe F. Carr in Columbus." Lipscomb termed the Pirates' refusal to play a telling blow to pro football. "I personally think Rooney (Arthur J. Rooney, president of the Pirates) is a swell fellow, but this postponement of the game is a terrible blow to us," Lipscomb said. "Our team has been going hot and we don't want them to cool off." Pittsburgh officials had said that injuries to Mike Basrak, George Kakasic and Ted Doyle and poor physical condition of other players necessitated the postponement. They hinted the game might be played as a charity contest in Chattanooga, Tenn., December 4. The Pirates' next league game is at Green Bay October 23.
OCT 12 (Pittsburgh) - The NFL game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Rams, scheduled for next Sunday, was postponed indefinitely last night. Pirate officials said, with three of their stars, Mike Basrak, George Kakasic and Ted Doyle, out of action with broken limbs, and other members of the club in poor physical condition, it was necessary to delay the game. It may be played Dec. 4 in Chattanooga, Tenn., as a charity contest. The Pirates' next league game is Sunday, Oct. 23 at Green Bay.
OCT 12 (Green Bay) - "We want to be in shape for the Packers!" That reason was given Coach E.L. Lambeau of Green Bay today by Art Rooney, Pittsburgh Pirates' manager, in a long distance telephone conversation. Lambeau did not comment either way in the dispute, but called Rooney to get his side of the Cleveland-Pittsburgh dispute. "We have a strong team, but it is in bad shape," Rooney declared. "Several of our stars are badly battered. We feel that if we postpone the game until Dec. 4, our men will have recovered sufficiently to make an exceptionally fine showing against the Green Bay Packers Oct. 23. We still feel that we'll be up there in the Eastern division standings."
OCT 12 (Cincinnati) - Combining a running and aerial attack, the Cincinnati Bengals ran roughshod over the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NFL last night, 27 to 0. Eleven thousand fans came out to see Whizzer White and his teammates in action, but the Pirates' star halfback was smothered every time he got the ball. The Pittsburgh line failed to hold for him or anybody else carrying the ball and the Cincinnati defense streamed through to nail the backs for numerous losses.
Washington rookie, has an even better average than Danowski, but his mark of 60.5% is based on only 23 completions in 38 attempts. Joe Carter of the Philadelphia Eagles and Don Hutson of Green Bay share the scoring leadership with 24 points each. The Giants' Ward Cuff and the Dodgers' Ralph Kercheval  head the field goal kickers with three boots apiece. Gaynell Tinsley of the Cardinals has caught the most passes, 18, two more than Hutson who, however, has gained 237 yards by his catches, as compared to Tinsley's 194.
OCT 13 (Green Bay) - Long drills on defensive formations to stop running plays have been in order for the Green Bay Packer football team this week as it pointed for next Sunday's game with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Milwaukee State Fair park. Coach E.L. Lambeau was disappointed with the performance of his squad on defense last Sunday when Detroit won by a 17 to 7 score and has warned some of his men they would have to snap out of the lethargy that marked their play or they would find themselves out of jobs. The Packer coach regards Brooklyn as one of the strongest of the eastern squads. Before the start of the season the Dodgers were considered a probably pushover. Coach Potsy Clark, however, assembled some of the best talent in the east and how has his eleven leading the eastern division.
OCT 13 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - That moanin' low sound from down Indiana way is not the wail of a hoot owl seeking her young. It's from the Fort Wayne, Ind., camp of the Brooklyn Dodgers where Coach Potsy Clark's division leaders in the Professional Football league are in training for their game here Sunday with the Green Bay Packers. Years ago it was "Stagg Fears Purdue" then the Big Ten pushover, that made the headlines almost annually. But Ol' Man Stagg was an also ran and or a never was compared to Coach Potsy who makes the headlines weekly with tall tales about his "crippled" Dodgers. Potsy is of the school who believes that a "bear" story once a year is the work of a piker - and he's far ahead of the field in proving his point. All of which leads up to the report the Dodgers will be without the services of Boyd Brumbaugh, the former Duquesne star, Bruiser Kinard, Ed Merlin and Jim Sivell in the game here. According to "inside" information, however, Brumbaugh, out with an injured elbow, is the only one who MAY not see action Sunday - so if Potsy has hopes of catching the Packers napping he'll have to think up a new one...THE FEUD OF FEUDS: There have been feuds in sports that have lasted a long, long time, but the Potsy Clark-Curly Lambeau love-spat seems to be an enduring one, and should go down in the records as the feud to end all feuds. There are many versions of how it all started, but suffice to say that was poured oil on the fire was propaganda from Detroit a few years back, while Potsy was coaching the Lions and absorbing more than his share of shellackings from the Packers, urging that Green Bay's franchise be shifted to a larger city. There was also a matter of reporting an excessive number of players in Packer uniform and sundry other little incidents that kept adding fuel to the fire until the two coaches get along about as well as rival mothers-in-law. Both of the grid professors are prone to a little coaching from the sidelines and when not coaching they keep a weather eye on the other guy. When their teams clash it is usually a battle of 12 men clubs - both coaches holding all-time spirit and long-distance records in getting onto the field to "render aid to a stricken player", but in reality to do some high class protesting against the other's tactics. As yet they've never swapped punches - but we live in hope. We've heard tell of rival news reporters kissin' and making up during the excitement over a Packer-Bears game, but we're convinced the Clark-Lambeau enimity will last through the ages and that some day, somewhere the lads will forget their ages and let their dukes do their talking...PROS SEEK BADGERS: A little of this and some of that - Coach Curly Lambeau's predictions of the past year or so that Mulleneuax would be a great pro end were born out in the recent Packer-Lion game - The former Utah star was the best Bay end for the day and really powered in there on the Detroit reverse plays...Wonder if the Packers have recovered from the Lions' setback and what truth there is to the gossip about the flareup on the way back from the East?...Cleveland wins a couple of ball games and some of the press lads hint scandal. Truth is the Rams were a fair club a year ago save for a few spots in the line and that the draft enabled them to get help where needed most. They were a much tougher club at Green Bay for the Bays than the Cardinals were here in Milwaukee. They have some great backs, a fine pass attack and with the shift in coaches seem to be heading in the direction one expected them to head after the club was strengthened. Another thing, the Rams' win over the Bears was more or less expected by both the Detroit and Green Bay players who have respect for the Rams' open game and feel the Bears are definitely not title class this fall. Several of the Detroit players claim the Rams will beat any team in the league that takes them lightly and that the Cleveland passing game is as strong as any team.
OCT 14 (Antigo) - Green Bay's loss was Antigo's gain - and if you don't believe it just ask anyone who calls Antigo his home. Antigo is enjoying a football boom after being down in the dumps for five years and credit for it all goes to George Svendsen and a hustling bunch of high school footballers. Svendsen came to Antigo last spring, fresh from service with the Green Bay Packers. Before that he served with the Gophers of Minnesota. He isn't sorry he left the pro game for coaching, but he admits it's sort of tough to have to sit in the grandstand and watch his old pals work. He'd like to be down there with them, but he's giving his moral support. He hasn't missed a Packer home game this year, and intends to take in the finale with Pittsburgh Oct. 23. He may drive to Milwaukee Oct. 16 for the Brooklyn game, too...SEE PACKER FILMS: The big, light-haired boy is as popular with townspeople as he is with his gridders and through his efforts this city has one of the biggest "expert" clubs in the state. The club is known as the "Second-Guessers" and it meets every Tuesday evening to see football movies and hash over football. Several Packer pictures of last season were registered at one meeting when officials were unable to line one up. The meeting was the first for feminine fans and Svendsen ably made up a program that made a hit with the members as well as the gals. Using a blackboard he described various plays and formations, going through a general run of stuff of interest to fans who like games but lack the knowledge they want for proper appreciation. At all meetings Svendsen invites questions and the audience fires away. He's caught all of them so far in good shape...TOPS CONFERENCE RACE: Svendsen's team is leading the Wisconsin Valley conference pennant race, showing three straight victories. Triumphs were registered over Merrill, 55 to 12; Wisconsin Rapids, 38 to 0; and Marshfield, 59 to 0. In a preseason non-conference game, Antigo trimmed Marinette, 6 to 0. Antigo's total is 152 points, the best in the league. Antigo also boasts the high individual scorer, Harold Fermanich, a wing-footed junior who has chalked up eight touchdowns. Preseason dope ranked Antigo with Wausau and Rhinelander as a favorite to cop the title. The locals have done their best to live up to the predictions so far, but the toughest assignments lie ahead. On Oct. 15 Antigo plays at Wausau; on Oct. 21 Stevens Point plays here in the annual homecoming tilt; and Oct. 29 Antigo moves into Rhinelander for the finale...BATTLE TO TIE: Oct. 8 Wausau and Rhinelander played to a 6 to 6 tie and each exhibited a world of power, further substantiating the claim that the Antigos will have to add a little zip to their already fast pace if they intend to stay in the title bracket. Sizing up the records of the "big three" looks like this: Rhinelander defeated Merrill, 18-0, must play Marshfield and won't meet Wisconsin Rapids; Wausau still faces Wisconsin Rapids and Merrill and won't play Marshfield. Rhinelander defeated Nekoosa, 31-0, for its other victory and Wausau downed Nekoosa, 19-0, and Stevens Point, 20-0. Coach Svendsen introduced something new in football in this section with the use of two regular teams instead of the traditional first string and reserves. When Svendsen went to work here with spring football he immediately divided his squad into two outfits and he continued the stunt this fall. Each team is as good as the other and fans in the league sort of marvel at a "two-team" football team. The stunt is the cause of a lot of fight and rivalry in the Antigo camp and interest always is at a high mark. About 50 boys reported for the first football squad and in the group included 11 lettermen of last season. Out of the 11, however, only four were regulars, the rest of the group being boys who had planned only long enough in 1937 to win an award. Svendsen is a great hand for figuring out plays and formations on paper. "In my sleep," he declares, "I see those little circles and X's." Svendsen is free in giving Bernie Bierman and Curly Lambeau credit for lots of his football knowledge and jokingly tells the "Guessers". "If all goes well this season, I'll call my system the Svendsen system; if things don't wind up so hot I can call it the Bierman-Lambeau plan." This year the Antigo coach has stressed a modified single wingback system with a smashing type of defense. And fans who watch the Antigoans in action are quick to notice plays that very much resemble those of the Green Bay Packers - especially the aerial maneuvers. And the scores thus far indicate that Svendsen has found the Bay stunts to be most profitable. Last summer the coach directed the city's playground activities and although handicapped through the lack of equipment and enough centers, he is mapping plans for big improvements next year. In carrying out his work last summer, Svendsen had the cooperation of the local WPA recreational division.
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - The NFL can give itself credit for a dangerous fumble in its failure to run back the play of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and in giving permission to the Pirates to cancel next Sunday's scheduled contest with the Cleveland Rams. Although the Pirates and Rams allegedly have patched up their differences, and have decided to play the game Dec. 4, the precedent established is so drastic that it will be surprising indeed if it fails to boomerang on the league with more than one embarrassing incident. Because several of their players were injured, and the morale of the squad is in shreds, the Pirates, through Owner Art Rooney and Coach Johnny Blood, ungracefully sidestepped their obligation to meet the Rams, and Joe F. Carr, National league president, apparently is going to let them get away with it. This means, in effect, that any time a contending club has two or three important men on the injured list, it will have the moral right to slash a league game off its schedule, thus creating a needed breathing spell, and generally throwing the cards of games into a weird scramble. The Brooklyn Dodgers, leaders of the Eastern Division, come into Milwaukee next Sunday to play the Packers. The Dodgers have several men on their injured list, including fullback Boyd Brumbaugh, the most important man on the squad. What is to prevent Coach Potsy Clark, an opportunist if ever there was one, from deciding to call off the appearance until later in the season? He has the Pittsburgh example as a precedent, and the league has no right to discriminate against them - but thousands of Milwaukee and Wisconsin football fans would be disappointed, and the league would be handed another black eye comparable to the one it has just received for its failure to deal justly with the Cleveland-Pittsburgh situation. Injured players always have been regarded as a club's tough luck, and no reason for cancellation of a contest. Last season the Packers entered several early games with almost every back on the squad a casualty, and there were no whimperings to the Chicago Bears or Cardinals for postponements. The Packers took their tough luck like men, accepted their lickings and came back to rock the league with a brilliant stab at a championship they almost won. Furthermore, the Pittsburgh Pirates had the bad taste to demand the postponement only one day after they had made a non-league appearance in Cincinnati, and had taken a sound trimming from the Bengals of that community. They could keep their exhibition appointment, injuries or no injuries, but they couldn't go through with their scheduled game against the Cleveland Rams. Sure, they'll be rested up for their game with the Packers Oct. 23. The Packers would have received a nice rest last season, too, if they could have inserted a synthetic vacation in the middle of their schedule. Professional football, growing mightily, has not yet reached the point where it can wantonly offend its expanding fandom, and if the Cleveland-Pittsburgh dispute is not followed by others more aggravating, and more important to the championship races of future seasons, it will be a surprising development.
OCT 14 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh Pirates of the NFL today announced the release of two players, one a veteran and the other a recruit, and at the same time revealed the acquisition of two new gridders. The released players were Lindy Mayhew, veteran guard from Texas Mines, and Karl McDade, reserve center from Portland university. Vince Farrar, a guard from North Carolina State, who played with the New York Giants last season, and Lou Toutsouvas, from Stanford U., are the new players. Both were with the Cincinnati Bengals this season.
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - Championships are important. They are so important in the NFL that when players fail to produce coach after coach has followed the housewives' fall practice of housecleaning. Several squads have dropped an average of two players for every defeat. On some the figure is higher. Salary cuts have been made. Heroes of September All-Star games in not a few cases are now among football's unemployed. Stars of other years have been dropped with abandon. Not so with the Green Bay Packers. Gloom that accompanied last Sunday's defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions brought pressure on the championship bubble here with some of the fans, but it didn't affect the coach that way...NOT SO TOUGH: Even newspapers, one sports writer in particular, envisioned a total eclipse of previously bright prospects. After the smoke had cleared away, it didn't look as tough as all that, but for real assurance the logical course seemed to be to interrogate the person in the best position to know. That gentleman is Earl L. Lambeau, coach of the team that some persons now would place on the auction block. His answer Wednesday struck with the suddenness and force of a tropical hurricane. "In no other recent year have our chances been better," he thundered, and outside a little rain fell. "If we win our remaining six games, nothing can keep us from the title...We have played the toughest part of our schedule." Higher mathematics were not needed to support that statement. A glance at the schedule was sufficient. Detroit has eight games to play, and the Chicago Bears have seven. The Chicago Cardinals with four defeats and the Cleveland Rams with three in the debit column trail the pack...BAD DAYS AHEAD: It is in the books for either the Bears or the Lions to lose another game. They play each other twice, and have another meeting ahead with the Packers. Here is the future as it confronts the three leading Western division clubs: The Lions play the Washington Redskins, last year's champions, next Sunday. Following that their opponents will be the Chicago Cardinals twice, the Chicago Bears twice, the Cleveland Rams, the Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. Eight games, and none of them pushovers. The Bears face their old rivals, the Cardinals, Sunday. Then come twice, the Redskins, the Rams, the Packers and the Dodgers at Brooklyn. Already having tested the Bears and the Lions, and having disposed of the Cardinals twice and the Rams once, the Packers play Brooklyn Sunday. Their other foes are Pittsburgh and the New York Giants. Cleveland, the Bears and the Lions are each to be met once more...WIN NEXT TIME: "We know enough about the Bears and the Lions to feel that we can win next time," Curly said with a glance at the sky. That glance sent the clouds scattering across the sky, and the rain stopped. The coach continued: "We have no alibi for Sunday's loss. We deserved to lose. The Lions were the better team that day. But remember the psychological setup. We had beaten them in our last four meetings. Even if that game did not follow the Cleveland setup, they were going to be primed for us. Their mental condition on that day could not be equaled." It is only in one department that Lambeau voted displeasure. That was in kicking - both kickoffs and punts, which for an entire game were on the poorest in many years. That phase of he game, he feels, and the mental attitude, marked the difference between the teams...USUALLY SCORES POINTS: "Our defense was not bad," he stated. "Detroit usually has scored points on us, even in losing. The last touchdown was a gift. It was the offense that did not click. We should have had 21 points, if our passing had been up to standard." A too cautious start that was entirely void of the confidence and fearlessness that stamps winners was one of the things upon which the coach blamed the defeat. Others were the 10-day stretch between games that resulted in the letdown, and the over-confidence of fans which reflected back on the team and left the players without fire. But no excuses are being made. Errors will be corrected, and spirit will be high for Sunday. After all, in 1935, Detroit lost to the Packers by 31 to 7 and then went on to take the championship. In 1936 the Packers took the title after losing to the Bears by 30 to 3. Sometimes beatings serve as a tonic. At any rate, Coach Lambeau has served notice on league leaders to move over.
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - A joint effort to halt Brooklyn's thrust at the Eastern division professional football crown, and to improve their own position in the Western sector, will be made by the Green Bay Packers at State fair park, Milwaukee, Sunday afternoon, before another fine turnout of Southern Wisconsin. The crowd will include hundreds from Green Bay and the northern part of the state, who will make use of expected fair weather to see the last game in Wisconsin, save one, which the Packers will play this season. C.L. Mulleneaux, former University of Arizona and Chicago Cardinals center, who has been working out with the Packers for the past week, has come to terms with the corporation and will be ready for service against the Dodgers Sunday, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced...BROTHER OF CARL: Mulleneaux, known as "Brute", is a brother of the Packers' young Carl Mulleneaux, and has had several seasons of professional experience. He will be used to plug the hole left by the injury to Bunny Schoemann, who fell in the second Cardinal campaign at Buffalo. The Packers will practice here on Saturday, instead of at Milwaukee as usual. They will leave for Milwaukee on the Milwaukee Road's 5:36 Chippewa, and will make their headquarters at the Hotel Schroeder. Officials for the game, appointed by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL, are the following: referee, Bobby Cahn, Chicago; umpire, M.J. Meyer, Toledo; headlinesman, Irv Kupcinet, Chicago; field judge, J.J. Ritter, Detroit...TWO FROM EAST: Lambeau said today that he expects every member of his squad to be in good shape for the National league contest, which the Packers must win to remain active in the championship race. They now face two consecutive Eastern division foes, Brooklyn and Pittsburgh, before tackling a vial Cleveland-Bears-Detroit setup. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, is in Milwaukee, and has reported an extremely promising advance sale. The deadline for reservations at the Legion building headquarters here is 9 o'clock tonight, after which all tickets will be placed on open sale. In practice this week the Packers have stressed timing and deception, two factors which against the Detroit Lions were conspicuous mainly by their absence. There is not likely, either, to be any of the early game conservatism shown against the Dodgers as the Packers will start chucking passes early, and will keep on tossing them...READY TO PASS: With Cecil Isbell, Bob Monnett and Arnold Herber all ready to take their places on the firing line, there will be enough dynamite present to strain severely the Brooklyn aerial defense. Coach George (Potsy) Clark's Dodgers are working under a terrific head of steam since they rocketed to first place in the Eastern division, and thus provided an unusually attractive buildup for the Packers' last 1938 appearance in Milwaukee. They have been training during the past week at Fort Wayne, Ind.
OCT 14 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will have the full benefit of Arnie Herber's long passing Sunday when they meet the Brooklyn Dodgers at State Fair park in Milwaukee. Herber, injured in the Cardinal game at Buffalo recently, is back in shape and will toss passes along with Bobby Monnett and Cecil Isbell. Because it will be "Eddie Jankowski day", Coach Curly Lambeau announced that Jankowski, a Milwaukee boy, would start at fullback. The Packers Thursday checked up on errors made in the Detroit Lion battle last Sunday. They viewed motion pictures of the battle.
OCT 14 (Milwaukee) - The Packers will get their first taste of 1938 Eastern football Sunday afternoon at the State Fair park, Milwaukee, when they tangle with George (Potsy) Clark's greatly improved Brooklyn Dodgers. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. The Dodgers are tied with Washington for the top position in the Eastern division with two victories, one defeat and a tie game. Brooklyn bolstered its position last Sunday in Pittsburgh by walloping Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirates, 17 to 7. Headed by Ace Parker, brilliant quarterback who has been one of the outstanding stars of the season, the Dodgers have a wide open attack flanked with spinner plays and deceptive reverses which mean plenty of trouble. Parker is one of Connie Mack's infielders at Philadelphia during the baseball season and it is said that he throws the pigskin just like it was a baseball. One of Parker's partners in the Brooklyn backfield is Beattie Feathers, who always caused Green Bay plenty of grief for the Chicago Bears. George Halas, Chicago pilot, traded Feathers to the Dodgers during the summer, but right now Halas is probably wishing he had Feathers back in the fold as Beattie has been hot as firecrackers in recent games. Coach E.L. Lambeau has been working his Packers overtime this week and expects to have his club hitting on "all eleven" in Sunday's game. Special stress is being laid on kicking and signal calling this week in hopes of remedying some of the weaknesses which cropped out in the Detroit fracas. All signs point to a capacity crowd this weekend and the State Fair park management is making arrangements to handle an overflow throng. Plenty of good seats are still available on both sides of the field.
OCT 14 (Milwaukee) - Eddie Jankowski, Green Bay Packer fullback from the University of Wisconsin, will be honored when the Packers play the Brooklyn Dodgers in Milwaukee Sunday. Because Eddie is a native son of Milwaukee, the occasion has been designated "Eddie Jankowski Day" and a committee of his friends has been selling booster buttons for more than two weeks to raise money with which a gift will be purchased. Eddie starred at East Division High school before attending the University of Wisconsin. This is his second year with the Packers.
OCT 12 (New York) - Out of the welter of rumor and counter-rumor which has swept this harried world since Europe teetered on the brink of war, there came Wednesday one clear, decisive, authentic note - Ace Parker has a mustache. Ace is quarterback of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who are tied for the lead in the National Professional League's eastern division. In next Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, Parker will officially become the first bemustached big league football player. The Brooklyn quarterback started it "just for fun". By Sunday the scrubby growth was a subject for chiding, and Parker made up his mind to shave it off. Then the Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates and leaped into first place. Parker is superstitious about making changes when the team is winning. "I only hope," Parker said, "that it doesn't lead to a penalty for 
OCT 13 (Green Bay) - A talented and colorful set of backs, working behind a line which thus far has performed effectively against all Eastern division opposition, will appear against the Green Bay Packers at State Fair park, Milwaukee, next Sunday afternoon. The Bays' rival will be the Brooklyn Dodgers, coached by George (Potsy) Clark, former mentor of Portsmouth and Detroit, who has about as little use for Green Bay and the Packers as any man in professional football...LOOK OUR FOR BOYD: Boyd Brumbaugh, official National league statistics reveal, is the back from whom the Packers may expect the most trouble, although his exact status is undetermined following an injury he received against Pittsburgh last Sunday. The former Duquesne speedster has the best ball-carrying record on the Brooklyn club, having ripped off 167 yards in 36 attempts, his closest rival being the brilliant Ace Parker, formerly of Duke. A forward passing duel, with Ace Parker doing most of the chucking for Brooklyn, is in prospect if the weather is fair. The ex-Duke regular has thrown 60 of the Dodgers' passes to date, and has piled up the highly effective yardage total of 281. Arnold Herber, Cecil Isbell and Bob Monnett have done practically all of the Packer tossing to date. Jeff Barrett, former L.S.U. husky, is the Dodgers' most effective pass receiver, and will bear the most watching by the Packers. He has picked off six aerials to date for a total gain of 118 yards. This record is far exceeded by that of the Packers' Don Hutson, who ranks second in the league with 16 catches for 237 yards. The next best yardage mark has been attained by Isbell, with 101 yards following four catches. Parker and Hutson are the scoring leaders of the two teams, and will be among the most dangerous men on the field Sunday. Hutson is at the peak of the league scoring list.
OCT 13 (Green Bay) - All reservations for the Brooklyn-Green Bay football game at Milwaukee must be picked up at the Legion building ticket headquarters no later than 9 o'clock Friday night, E.A. Spachmann,  sales director, announced today. All reservations not taken by that time will be placed on open sale.
OCT 13 (Ft. Wayne, IN) - They come from all part of the country, but when they run out on the field it's the colors of Flatbush avenue that they wear. Who? The Brooklyn Dodgers, surprising leaders of the National league's Eastern division. Coach Potsy Clark, who brought his boys here for four days of rigid workouts before going on to Milwaukee to meet the Green Bay Packers there Sunday, is determined to hold the first place position the Dodgers attained last week when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 17-7. They are tied for the Eastern division leadership with the Washington Redskins...HAS SOPHOMORE TEAM: "We've really got the sophomore team of the league," Clark said. "Most of these boys are pretty new to the ranks of professional football. But we've got a good team and we're going to be hard to stop now." Clark and Assistant Coach John (Shipwreck) Kelly, part owner of the Brooklyn Boys, are determined to make Brooklyn as enthusiastic about their pigskin booting Dodgers as it is about baseball. "We expect to draw a crowd of 50,000 when we play the New York Giants in New York, Oct. 23," Clark declared, "and a good percent will be Brooklyn fans pulling for us to win."....MUST HURDLE PACKERS: But in the meantime, the Dodgers must hurdle the Packers. The Bays dropped a game with Detroit last week, but are expected to be one of the strongest teams in the Western division this year. Clark, however, believes that what his boys lack in experience they make up in fight. They are the only team in either division to win a game by shutout, beating the Chicago Cardinals 13-0. In addition they fought the Washington Redskins, last year's champs, to a tie. They dropped one game this year, to Pittsburgh but have avenged that one.
OCT 13 (Columbus, OH) - After Tom Lipscomb, the president of the Cleveland Rams, had asked officials of the NFL to revoke the franchise of the Pittsburgh Pirates for canceling the Ram-Pirate game scheduled in Pittsburgh next Sunday, a truce was effected here today by Tom Carr, league president, who reached an agreement with both clubs to play the game as a charity affair Dec. 4 in Chattanooga, Tenn. Arthur Rooney, president of the Pirates, had cancelled the game because of injuries of several of his players...DONE IN MAJORS: Rooney, defending the cancellation, said: "It's been done in the league often, I have done it myself, and the major league baseball clubs do it." He reasserted that he had three good ball players, who are "members of the highest paid team in the league" out with injuries, then recalled: "It's a darn funny thing. Two years ago, I was instrumental in getting the Cleveland team a franchise."...GOOD MEN OUT: "In both of my talks with Rooney he never said a word about injuries on his team," said Lipscomb. "We know he has three good men out of the lineup with broken bones, but that certainly is not an excuse. We had several of our stars on the sidelines when we played the Chicago Bears last Sunday, but we didn't attempt to call off the game."
OCT 13 (Ft. Wayne, IN) - The Brooklyn Dodgers, who are preparing for their game next Sunday with the Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee, were greatly heartened at practice this morning by the return of Bruiser Kinard, Ed Merlin and Jim Sivell, who had been on the injured list. Coach Potsy Clark nevertheless felt greatly concerned about the Dodgers' strength at the four places affected by injuries suffered last Sunday at Pittsburgh. The three returning linemen are not yet altogether ready for contact work and Kinard had to confine his work today entirely to jogging. Experiments at the fullback position were continued. Tony Sarausky, former Fordham and Giants halfback, was used in the first backfield with Ace Parker, Beattie Feathers and Wendell Butcher. Coach Clark said after the workout that he liked the way that Sarausky handled himself in the new assignment. It was quite likely that Sarausky would figure as first relief for Parker at quarterback and for whoever wins the regular fullback assignment in the absence of Boyd Brumbaugh, one of the four of Sunday's casualties.
OCT 13 (New York) - Whizzer White, who is trying to earn his record salary of $15,000 for one professional season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, leads NFL ground gainers, according to official statistics published Thursday. The fleet Colorado All-America back has picked up 216 yards in 81 attempts from scrimmage. Max Krause of Washington ranks second with 207 yards gained in 23 attempts and Scrapper Farrell, Pittsburgh fullback who has been traded to Brooklyn, is third with 176 yards in 46 sorties. No back in the league even approaches White in the matter of ball carrying assignments. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay's work horse, is closest, and he has only run from scrimmage 59 times for 128 yards. Ed Danowski of the New York Giants leads the passers. He has hit the mark with 36 of 61 tosses for the remarkable average of 59% and gains totaling 438 yards. If he continues his present pace, Danowski is likely to surpass Sammy Baugh's 1937 league record of 81 completions. Bill Hartman, 
OCT 15 (Green Bay) - The first of three scheduled football games against Eastern division opponents will be played by the Green Bay Packers at State Fair park, Milwaukee, Sunday afternoon, when the Bays, their victory march checked by last week's Detroit decision, will meet the Brooklyn Dodgers. The invaders from Flatbush, led by the irrepressible Potsy Clark, are the current leaders of the Eastern division, and from the sounds which have been heard from their Fort Wayne, Ind., training camp, are figuring to be anything but pushovers for the Western contenders. The Packers would find another defeat at this time extremely embarrassing. They are outranked by the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, both of whom they meet again this season, and Coach E.L. Lambeau has reminded them than an immediate victory string is vital for their championship chances. Both the Bears and Lions will be in action tomorrow, the former meeting the Cards at Wrigley field, and the Detroiters playing host to the dangerous Washington Redskins, champions of the league. Upsets for both Chicago and Detroit teams are possibilities, and not too remote ones either, although the Redskins' chances over Detroit are considerably ​brighter than the Cardinals' campaign against the Bruins...ALL SMOKED UP: The Packers should defeat Brooklyn. On the basis of their comparative records, Green Bay has too much power, too much all-around ability for a Dodger team lacking experienced linemen. Nevertheless, the Bays displayed some glaring defensive weaknesses against Detroit, and they again will be facing a team which is fired to the stratosphere. Brooklyn has definite title aspirations. Statistically, the Dodgers hold the edge in forward pass interceptions, distance of punts, field goals, and least opponents' points. The Packers are better in first downs, yards gained on passes, total yards gained, forward passing, least yards penalized, touchdown passes, least opponents' gains, and points scored. The teams stack up about even in yards gained from scrimmage, points after touchdown, and pass defense...PLENTY OF PASSES: Without a doubt, unless a downpour of rain dampens the affair, the pass defenses of both teams will be subjected to severe strains. Ace Parker, Duke university's great all-American, will do the major tossing for the Easterners, while any one of Arnold Herber, Cecil Isbell and Bob Monnett can be depended upon for Packer aerial yardage. Herber probably will be able to take his regular turn, despite a cracked bone in the little finger of his pitching hand, which kept him on the bench during the Detroit game. Donald Hutson, second best pass receiver to date in the NFL, will be the chief target, but the work of Carl Mulleneaux at end against the Lions indicated that he is ready for more strenuous service. He scored the lone Bay touchdown in the 17-7 Detroit victory...ONE MORE MULLENEAUX: Another Mulleneaux, Lee, who signed with the Packers this week, will be ready for his Packer debut, and will be used at center, when and if needed. The other Packer pivot men are Darrell Lester and Ookie Miller. The occasion has been set aside by Milwaukee fans as "Jankowski Day" and the burly Packers fullback, formerly a star at Milwaukee East Division high school and the University of Wisconsin, will be honored by his admiring friends. Coach Lambeau always starts Jankowski when the Packers play in Milwaukee, along with Buckets Goldenberg, another native of Milwaukee.
OCT 15 (Fort Wayne, IN) - Boyd Brumbaugh, injured fullback, returned to the Brooklyn Dodgers at their temporary training base here yesterday with his right arm in a sling, but bearing the good news that his elbow dislocation had not been complicated by a fracture. The starting position at fullback the Packers' game Sunday in Milwaukee definitely was assigned to Stan Kosel, versatile 190-pound line-crasher from Albright, after trials had been given to four others. Although his injury is not as serious as had been feared, Brumbaugh definitely is out of the Packers game and may be not be able to play against the Giants a week later. Potsy Clark, Dodgers' coach, was greatly encouraged by the showing in practice of Ed (Scrapper) Farrell, 205-pound fullback purchased from