Green Bay Packers (4-2) 35, Brooklyn Dodgers (2-2-1) 7
Sunday October 16th 1938 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Combining the none too delicate technique of a skyrocket and a sledgehammer, the Green Bay Packers roared back into the Western division championship picture here yesterday afternoon, smothering a stubbornly resisting Brooklyn football team, 35 to 7, before a crowd of 11,892. The contest unfolded a magnificent picture of offensive football, with the victors rolling up 354 yards, 233 of it by employing a constantly penetrating grond attack, and the Dodgers fighting back for 249 yards, 194 through the air. It contained everything, as the Packers rose to their greatest heights of the season. Their blocking, particularly on the line of scrimmage, was superb. Although the spectators derived their chief thrills from Cecil Isbell's explosive forward passes, it was the lashing, battering Packer ground game which chased the Brooklyn secondary to the forward line and set up the field for the brilliant overhead game. The Packers were fired to the roof, following their upset by the Detroit Lions the previous week, and they ripped back into second place among the Western division clubs on the strength of their own charge and the defeat which Washington plastered onto Detroit. In every offensive department of the game was the Green Bay team at top form - punting, passing, ball toting and blocking - but they had to fight off a desperate Brooklyn counterattack which gave the Dodgers one touchdown and which never permitted the winners to relax. The Packers opened with a tremendous lurch which ate up 56 yards in five plays, the first time they gained possession of the ball. Successive passes by Isbell to Milt Gantenbein, Hutson and Joe Laws brought the ball to the 11-yard line, and on second down Isbell plunked a pass over center to Laws, who bruised his way over the goal line with Kosel of Brooklyn on his back. Engebretsen booted the point and the Packers had a 7 to 0 lead.
They got their second scoring chance a short time later, after Ralph Kercheval's punt, partially blocked by Champ Seibold, went out of bounds on the Dodger 23. An 11-yard sprint by Laws set the pill in position, and Hinkle bumped over left tackle from the 1-inch line for a touchdown. Hinkle then kicked the extra point, and the margin was 14 to 0. From this point Brooklyn fought back furiously, staving off all Packer thrusts, and moving itself into scoring position. Late in the first period Kercheval missed a 36-yard field goal attempt, and early in the next stanza Parker ran on a fake field goal play to set the ball on the Packer 6. Two plays later Parker passed over right to Jeff Barrett, who was tackled by Andy Uram as he speared the ball for a touchdown. Parker kicked goal, and the Packer lead was slashed to 14-7.
They took the next kickoff on the Green Bay 25-yard line, and marched straight down the field 75 yards to score, ignoring the forward pass, with Hinkle, Paul Miller and Laws hauling the freight. Finally, from the 14-yard line, Uram ran hard around right end behind Hinkle's terrific blocking to cross the goal line. Don Hutson kicked the extra point, the first he ever booted for the Packers. A year ago he scored one by receiving a forward pass. The score was 21 to 7. The two final Packer touchdowns broke within a minute of each other in the third period. For the first, the team tramped from its own 7-yard line, 93 yards to a touchdown, with Isbell, Monnett and Jankowski running the ball to the Brooklyn 31, from which point Isbell fired a high pass over left to Hutson, who with Kercheval practically sitting on him made a miraculous catch in the end zone.
The play had the crowd roaring for minutes, and when Hinkle kicked the extra point the Packers were leading 28 to 7. Five plays later they scored again. Scrimmaging in Dodger territory, the easterners tried some trick stuff which boomeranged. Kercheval lateraled to Parker, who dropped back for a forward, but he was rushed and overwhelmed by Seibold, Frank Butler and Scherer, so that his hurried heave was intercepted by Hinkle on the Brooklyn 22. A Monnett to Uram forward pass gained seven yards, and then Monnett spotted one to Bernie Scherer, who caught the ball on his knees in the end zone after Waller of Brooklyn deflected it. Hinkle kicked the last point, and the Packers led 35 to 7.
BROOKLYN  -  0  7  0  0 -  7
GREEN BAY - 14  7 14  0 - 35
1st - GB - Joe Laws, 11-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 1-yard run (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - BR - Jeff Barrett, 11-yard pass from Ace Parker (Parker kick) GB 14-7
2nd - GB - Andy Uram, 14-yard run (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - GB - Hutson, 33-yard pass from Isbell (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
3rd - GB - Bernard Scherer, 15-yard pass from Bob Monnett (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 35-7
OCT 18 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers have taken the lead in the race for scoring honors in the NFL with 120 points. The Washington Redskins are second. The Packers have been in six game and the Redskins in 5. Washington, heretofore leader in that department, has scored 93 points. The Chicago Bears are third with 87 in five games. Washington and New York share the lead in forward passing, each not having approximately a 50% efficiency record. Washington has completed 48 of 95 passes and the Giants 51 of 101. The Chicago Cardinals hold third, 80 completions in 161 efforts. The Packers are fourth with 52 in 110 attempts. Washington retained the top post in ground gaining with an average of 271 yards a game. Green Bay came up from third to second with an average of 256 yards. The Cardinals advanced from fifth to third with their average of 236.
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - Field and hotel notes from the football weekend here: Potsy Clark has gone soft. No longer does he rant and roar in defeat. He took Sunday's 35 to 7 beating without a growl. Maybe going east to coach the Brooklyn Dodgers did that to him. As head man of the Portsmouth Spartans and Detroit Lions, he was one of the hardest losers in the NFL. At the Wisconsin hotel where his team headquartered Potsy carried on his packing in a calm and orderly manner. The familiar practice of throwing clothes at a suitcase with reckless abandon was missing. And he came as near to handing Green Bay a compliment as he ever had when he said, "Nobody in the league could have beaten the Packers today."...TACTICS ARE DIFFERENT: Potsy's playing field tactics have changed too. The tricky reverses in which Ernie Caddel was drilled so effectively weren't there. Much of his offense is built around the passing of Ace Parker and Ralph Kercheval. Both are exceptionally good backs, but Potsy would like to have Cecil Isbell. So would a lot of coaches. The defeat dropped Brooklyn a notch in the Eastern division standings, but both Clark and Denny Shea, business manager of the club, are of the opinion that the Dodgers will win out in the east. The coach expects great things of Bruiser Kinard, tackle from Mississippi, Perry Schwartz, end from California, and Wendell Butcher, the back from Gustavus Adolphus. Butcher played against St. Norbert college last season. He almost came to the Packers. Talking it over, Potsy thought that Clarke Hinkle was less effective than usual, but effective enough to still take honors as the best all around fullback in the league. For fullbacking and fun, however, the day was Eddie Jankowski's. Between halves he was presented with a new automobile by Milwaukee admirers who designated the day to honor him. Much of the fund for the automobile purchase was raised through the sale of booster buttons in which Eddie's sister Harriet had a hand. It was Bucket Goldenberg's birthday and he was carried off the field at the end of the game. And reversed the procedure by giving rather than accepting gifts when he presented Eddie with the ball...MOVIE STARS PRESENT: In the intermission the crowd took its collective mind off football for awhile when Arline Judge and George Raft, motion picture stars, were introduced. There was a stampede for autographs and cameras cloked from all sides. Arline is Mrs. Dan Topping, wife of the owner of the Dodgers. Like their football team, they stayed at the Wisconsin hotel. WIth them was Eddie Moran, scenario writer. Among the stories he adapted for the screen was "Topper". Mrs. Topping saw the Packers play on the coast and in the east. She is a friend of Coach Curly Lambeau, and an admirer of the Green Bay team despite her stronger affection for the Dodgers. Don Hutson was particularly cited for praise by the Toppings. He came through with another spectacular catch to score in the third period. Even Potsy lauded that act. In the second quarter when Ace Parker, on a dead run, aimed a pass at one of his men in the end zone and it was missed, John (Bull) Doehring, recently released by the Chicago Bears, expressed the view that Hutson or Johnny Blood would have caught the ball...SCOUTED BY BLOOD: Johnny was present for the game, personally scouting the Packer setup for his Pittsburgh team's appearance here next week. He hopes to play 60 minutes against his former teammates. Doehring is attempting to land a job with him, but Johnny has made most of his replacements. He plans to have his team at full strength by next Sunday, and is looking for an upset over the Packers. It's a large order. John Golemgeske, former University of Wisconsin captain who plays tackles for Brooklyn, said that the Packers are "just about the strongest team I ever played against." There were some things about Golemgeske's play that don't meet with approval, but he had an appreciation of values. Golemgeske was captain of the Badger eleven when Jankowski was a senior. Bill Lee and Hutson spent a happy hour reminiscing with a former Alabama teammate, Jim Whatley, who also is a Dodger tackle. Both believe that Whatley is capable of better football than he played against the Packers, which is something else that is surprising about a Clark-coached player. In his Portsmouth and Detroit days, Potsy's boys used to give until it hurts...STACK UP WELL: Beattie Feathers, who was a Chicago Bears until this season, believes that this year's Packer aggregation stacks up well with any he has played against. He was kept bottled up by the Green Bay players all afternoon. Just before train time he dropped in at the Schroeder to extend his personal greetings to Hutson. Besides their football association, as members of rival teams, they played together on the same baseball nine two years ago. Topping, Shea and Clark were not especially surprised at the result, but didn't like the score. They think it should have been closer. Several Packers are certain that it could have been even more one-sided. With a wealth of offensive strength, most of the boys feel that they haven't reached their peak yet. Andy Uram is starting to hit his stride, and the rest of the backfield machine is functioning better. Another week will help bring them around to even greater effectiveness. Tom Jones, veteran guard serving his first year with the Packers, has opposed the Dodgers 15 times in little over seven years of professional football and never has been on the losing side. He played against Wayland Becker when the latter was a member of the Brooklyn team for two years. Lee Mulleneaux, new Packer center, played against them, both as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates and with Jones as a New York Giants. Lee, called "Brute", was a fullback at the University of Arizona and with the Giants, but at Pittsburgh they transformed him into a center. He has remained at the pivot spot since...HARD-DRIVING TEAM: Somebody mentioned to Brute that the Packers looked like a real hard driving aggregation Sunday. "You don't know how hard until you've played against them," he said. "Boy, it felt good to be on the right bench today." Carl Mulleneaux, Lee's brother who plays end, suffered a painful back injury, but felt pretty fair on the train. Tiny Engebretsen bruised his knee for the first time in his long career, but he treated it lightly. Raft is a dyed-in-the-wool football fans. A friend of Cardinal owner Charles Bidwell, he sat on the Cards bench and saw the Packers win one about three years ago. He says that there is nothing in the football world that can match the Green Bay power. And completely unaffected, red-haired Arline Judge nodded in agreement. Coach Lambeau was pleased. Frankly concerned about the outcome the night before, he was all smiles in the Packer special parlor car on the train coming home. It's next Sunday's game that will keep him busy all this week. He knows, and so do a lot of other people, that Blood will be pointing for this game more than any other contest of the books. Pittsburgh is sure to be tough, which brings to mind the suggestion Johnny received at the Schroeder hotel before the game. "If you run short of professional reserves, why don't you give Jock Sutherland a ring?" he was asked.
OCT 17 (Green Bay) - "We're really beginning to hit our peak, but we haven't reached it yet," said Donald Hutson, reflectively, as the crowd milled through the Hotel Schroeder and the jubilant Packer fans settled down to celebrate another decisive football victory. "The offense really started clicking as it should," he continued, getting an approving nod from big Bill Lee, Green Bay right tackle, and a sadder one from Jim Whatley, another large gent, who played tackle with the University of Alabama during the days of Hutson, Lee and Dixie Howell, and who now holds down a familiar spot for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodgers, you remember, were on the deficit end of that 35 to 7 score yesterday. Green Bay fans passed through in great numbers, and stopped to congratulate the winning players. There was much tackle about the Detroit upset, which shot the Packers back into second place. Don began talking about his kid brothers - a favorite pastime with any older relative, but more interesting in this case, as the younger Hutsons are a hot pair of football halfbacks. "They play the opposite halfbacks, left and right, and they have been burning up the Arkansas State conference," said Big Brother Donald, who once did the same thing himself down at Pine Bluff, Ark. It developed, without questioning, that the halfback Hutsons are named Robert and Raymond. One of them passes, both kick and both run. Unless something unusual develops, they'll wind up at Alabama, to add new glories to the Hutson athletic standard. "The other day against Bytheville," resumed Don, "Pine Bluff scored a touchdown, and the teams lined up for the extra point. The score was 6 to 6. Pine Bluff missed the point, but Blytheville was offside, and they kicked again. Again the point was missed, and again the defending team was offside. So Pine Bluff lined up again, and this time one of the kid brothers passed to the other one for the extra point. Pine Bluff won, 7 to 6." Don didn't remember which Hutson passed to which...The Packer scoring spree yesterday added 35 more points to the team's all-time scoring list. Clarke Hinkle picked up nine points on his touchdown No. 25 and extra points Nos. 19, 20 and 21. He now has 204 points, only 20 less than Johnny Blood, who ranks second on the big list. Don Hutson scored his 29th touchdown, and his second extra point, giving him a third place total of 176, 28 less than Hinkle. Joe Laws' touchdown was his ninth as a Packer. He has 54 points and stands in 17th place, four points behind Red Dunn (1927-31). Tiny Engebretsen kicked his 16th extra point, raising his total to 37. He is in 24th place, one point behind Arnie Herber. Bernard Scherer's touchdown was his fourth in National league competition, and gave him a total of 25. Andy Uram's touchdown was his first for Green Bay.
OCT 17 (Milwaukee) - The crowd at Sunday's game here got more than a kick out of Arlene Judge and George Raft, move stars, in the stands, than out of the game itself. For fully 10 minutes after they had been introduced, the crowd milled around with nothing more to do than gape.
OCT 18 (Milwaukee Journal) - Those Pitt boys may be earth shakers and all such things in the college world, but they'd be just another football team to the Packers if you want Curly Lambeau's word for it. Lambeau and his redheaded right hand bower, Red Smith, both feel that the Packers or any good pro club for that matter would shatter the rapidly growing myth of Pitt invincibility. "They're great, no doubt," Lambeau said as he relaxed after the 35 to 7 victory over Brooklyn here Sunday night. "Very great. With their tremendous speed I'll concede they might even score on us. But look - I don't think they could score with us. They couldn't stop our passes. I figure we'd beat Pitt by three or four touchdowns." Smith, in whose care is trusted the Packer line, went even further than Lambeau. He didn't even concede Pitt a touchdown. "We have too much weight," he said, "and we have too many good ends who'd turn everything up the middle. We'd wear them down and slow them up. They'd never even score." It was interesting to hear Lambeau and Smith because ever since the Pitt steamroller flattened Wisconsin at Camp Randall Saturday a small controversy on the relative merits of pro ball and Pitt ball has raged. Not a few who before were sure of the invincibility of pro ball feel otherwise today. They grant the pros might beat the average good college team, but Pitt - well, Pitt they feel is something else again. This corner, incidentally, is getting just a little tired of hearing Pitt branded as a pro club in a lot of loose talk. I don't know how Pitt gets its players or what Pitt does for them, but I feel sure that Pitt doesn't do any more than some of our "pure" and "holy" middle western teams. I know that I have run across some things in the middle west that smell to high heaven. The pot is calling the kettle black...LAMBEAU SEES TITLE: Lambeau was jubilant after Green Bay's victory over Brooklyn. He feels that his club is now in a golden spot and that with any kind of breaks in the five games that remain it will smash through to the western division championship. "They can't stop us. We've got much softer going from here in than either the Bears or Detroit, and if we can win four of our five games we'll be in," said Curly. "I think Detroit will lose at least another game and the Bears at least two. If we can beat Pittsburgh and Cleveland and then win two of the three games with the Giants, Detroit and the Bears, we'll be in. We may tie in that event with some other club, but we'd win the playoff as sure as you're a foot high." Lambeau pointed especially to the tough schedule that still confronts both the Bears and Lions. Not only do they have to play each other two games, but they have the Giants on their hands, too.
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - Cecil Isbell, who set the field on fire at the 1938 All Star football game in Chicago, and who since has become the best freshman player in the NFL, will try to steal the show from the great Byron (Whizzer) White when the two collide at City stadium next Sunday afternoon. The occasion will be a league struggle between the Pittsburgh Pirates, led by Johnny Blood, and the Green Bay Packers, current occupants of second place in the Western division. A feature of the afternoon will be the presentation to Isbell of the New York World fair trophy, which he earned by being the outstanding All Star in the Aug. 21 Soldier field game. The presentation will be made by Arch Ward, Chicago newspaper man, and Christy Walsh, Wold Fair sports director, also will attend. If the famous Whizzer can outdo Green Bay's Isbell in gridiron combat, that fact will have to be proved to Packer followers who visit City stadium for the last home game of the season. To say that Isbell has been spectacular is putting it mildly. He has become the talk of the league, with his flawless passing, hard running and general all around defensive play...TAKES BAUGH'S PLACE: He has usurped the place occupied last season by the great Sammy Baugh, and Packer fans regard him as a more valuable man even than the $15,000 Whizzer, who'll attempt to outstrip the former Purdue star here Sunday. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, reports another fancy advance sale, but there is no talk of a sellout. The stadium capacity of 23,000 was approached but not excelled for the Detroit-Green Bay game, and Packer corporation officials anticipate there'll be plenty of room for everyone Sunday. So it'll be White versus Isbell at City stadium, for the Packers' last appearance of the 1938 season in Wisconsin. The game holds an additional measure of attractiveness for Green Bay fans in the appearance of Blood at City stadium for the first time since he doffed his Packer uniform to accept the Pittsburgh coaching post...JOHNNY IS READY: Blood, probably the most popular and certainly the most eccentric player who ever performed with Green Bay, has vowed that he is ready for 60 minutes of hard football. He will try for passes in his same spectacular way, and will attempt to deal the Packers, his former mates, a stunning blow by engineering a Pirate victory. The entire Packer squad will be available for service, Coach E.L. Lambeau has announced, although end Carl Mulleneaux and halfback Arnie Herber are ailing from recent injuries. Isbell won the World Fair trophy by unanimous vote of all spots writers who covered the Soldier field contest. His play was so terrific during the first half that the ballots were collected then, rather than at the end of the game. There just wasn't any sense in waiting...CHAIN ON ARM: He broke in with the Packers in a whirlwind of publicity, made good with a smash, and now ranks among the most dangerous pieces of offensive machinery in the National league. Having had trouble with a wandering shoulder during his college days, he plays with a chain on his left arm. The Pittsburgh game must be won by the Packers if they are to remain on the heels of the flying Chicago Bears. The Bruins have rough days ahead, having yet to play Washington, the Packers, Cleveland and Detroit twice. After next Sunday's game the Packers also enter the crucial part of their schedule, with consecutive engagements against Cleveland, the Bears, Detroit and New York. That will tell the story.
OCT 19 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers took a commanding lead for scoring honors and other Western division teams played prominent parts in seven changes for NFL team laurels in the sixth week of play, according to statistics announced today. Green Bay has 120 points in six games, deposing Washington as the scoring leader for the first time this season. Washington has 93 and the Chicago Bears rose to third with 87. Washington also relinquished undisputed leadership in forward passing when the New York Giants jumped into a two-way tie in this department. Each team has a 50 percent efficiency record, the Giants with 51 completions in 101 tosses and the Redskins with 48 completions out of 95 thrown. The Chicago Cardinals still are third with 80 completions out of 161 for 49 percent...CLIMBS TO SECOND: Washington retained first place in ground gaining with a 271 yards average in five games. Green Bay rose from third to second and the Cardinals from fifth to third with average of 256 and 236 yards, respectively. Detroit and New York overtook the Chicago Bears for defensive honors. The Lions have had only 42 points scored against them, and the Giants have allowed opponents an average of only 165 yards.
OCT 19 (Detroit) - The educated toe of Earl (Dutch) Clark may earn the famous playing coach of the Detriot Lions a new all-time National league scoring record. Clark, in less than six seasons in the professional game, has tied the mark of 301 points established in 1932 by Verne Lewellen, former Green Bay Packer star. Against Cleveland this season he kicked a field goal and a point after touchdown to tie Lewellen's mark, established in nine seasons of play. Lewellen registered 50 touchdowns and one point after touchdown. Clark has scored 31 touchdowns, 64 points after touchdowns and 17 field goals for the brilliant average of 59.4 points in five full seasons of league play.
OCT 20 (New York) - Professional football now finds itself much in the same position as the college freshman who brought a new and pretty girl to a fraternity dance. The green eyed monsters are out to chisel in for better or for worse. Now that the game, after a rags to riches struggle, is on the high road of success, it is the target for rumors. Most unjust of all is the current whispering campaign that the game is not on the up and up - that gamblers are cleaning up by getting to the boys. Such rumors are hardly new stuff. They follow every sport except checkers and drop the handkerchief. Yet they disturb a clique of men who are being repaid for risking thousands of dollars in the belief that college and non-college men like to see good, hard played football on Sundays. Fortunately for the professional pigskin chasers, they are directed by Mr. Joe Carr, an honest gentleman from Columbus, O., who is as uncompromising in his demand for integrity as Kenesaw Mountain Landis, whose iron hand brought respect and faith to organized baseball. Joe, in many respects, is even better equipped for necessary detective work than stern Judge Landis. He's a man who gets around, talks to the high and the low, and never forgets a name, face or action. He had the confidence and effection of every club owned and player he represents. Gamblers trying to cash in on the pro game waste their time. Certainly bets are made at pro games. They are made at every sporting event though the extent always is overestimated. Betting is limited largely to the "betcha a buck" variety among the fans. As for gamblers putting in the fix with the players, the answer is the old refrain - "bunk". It takes 11 men to throw a football game and so far we've been unable to ferret out any likely looking malcontents in the pro game interested in sacrificing their jobs and careers. Unlike pro baseball, football offers a wide opportunity to a player once his heyday is over. Business is picking up all over the circuit. A couple of teams aren't doing so well at home but they're getting even on the road. At Detroit Sunday, more than 40,000 spectators watched the Lions play the Washington Redskins. Three games netted more than 100,000 spectators, a mark seldom equalled by big league baseball teams. Hero of the great comeback of pro football, of course, is Samuel Adrian Baugh, that tossing man from TCU who joined the Redskins. Sammy injected a new punch into the pro game, giving the pros a luster they never had before. It was Sammy who helped put over the Southwest Conference football tactics, with all their frills and thrills, in the big time and helped fill the coffers of his own club and others so they could afford to pay more dough for better entertainers. When the pro footballers get around to installing their heroes in the hall of fame, Sammy will be there along with such pioneers as Carr, Chicago's George Halas and those ceaseless workers from Green Bay, who helped keep the game alive.
OCT 19 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh Pirates practices yesterday at Mayview with Assistant Coach Walter Kiesling in charge of the squad. Head coach Johnny Blood did not return from scouting the Green Bay Packers against Brooklyn last Sunday in time to participate. The injury jinx which has trailed the Pirates all season has struck again. Ed Karp, giant tackle who had been injured in the Brooklyn game at Forbes Field on October 9, is likely lost for the campaign with a broken hip. He hobbled about for several days after the Dodger fracas but yesterday examination revealed the seriousness of the hurt. He joins Mike Basrak and Ted Doyle on the list of athletes who suffered broken limbs this season. Wilbur Sortet, veteran end, may miss Sunday's game at Green Bay due to a sprained ankle.
present pace, Danowski will establish two new individual records for the season. He is two passes a game ahead of the 1937 schedule of Sammy Baugh,  who completed 81 passes for a new National league record a year ago, and he also will shade by a few yards Baugh's 11-game mark of 1,127 yards gained on completions...ROBBINS MOVES UP: There are five players in the league who have an average of 50 percent of better, unprecedented at this stage of the race. Jack Robbins, Arkansas flinger in his first year of pro football with the Chicago Cardinals, jumped to second place in passing this week with 40 completions out of 73 tosses for 474 yards and a 54 percent average. Baugh is third with 23 out of 38 for 60 percent. Although Whizzer White, Pittsburgh, and Max Krause, Washington, were idle last Sunday, no one ousted them from first and second place in ground gaining. White has 216 yards to his credit and Krause 207. Scrapper Farrell, recently traded from Pittsburgh to Brooklyn, improved his third place position by joining White and Krause in the 200 yard class, but his 201 yards was just seven yards short of taking over Krause's second place...HUTSON LEADS LEAGUE: Don Hutson, Green Bay end, and Ward Cuff, Giants back, broke their first place tie in scoring and field goal kicking and now hold undisputed honors in these departments. Hutson has tallied 31 points, and is being pressed by Clarke Hinkle, a Green Bay teammate, who has 29 points. Cuff and Andy Farkas, Washington, are tied for third with 25 points each. Cuff has booted four field goals to lead Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn, by one. There was no change in the first three positions in pass receiving, but Gaynell Tinsley, Cardinals, boosted his total to 26 catches. Hutson is second with 20 and Bill Smith, Cardinals, and Joe Carter, Philadelphia, are tied for third with 14 each.
with footballs and many long runs enlivened the grudge battle. Several times the officials were in hot water and arguments were as frequent as first downs...Washington continued its winning ways at Detroit by tumbling the Lions by a baseball score, 7-5. This was the first game Detroit played at the American league baseball park and a record crowd of 42.850 was on hand...Wee Willie Wilkin, recruit tackle for the Redskins, blocked a Detroit punt in the third frame which paved the way for the Lions' downfall. The ball rolled out of bounds on the Detroit 17 yard line, and a "touch" soon followed...Dutch Clark's gridders did all their scoring in the first period. Regis Monahan placekicked a three-pointer from the Washington 30 and on the next kickoff, Farkas, Washington back, was tackled in the end zone for a safety...The New York Giants got even for an early season reversal by sending home the Philadelphia Eagles on the short end of a 17 to 7 score, Both clubs suffered from butter fingers and fumbles cut a big figure in the scoring...Ward Cuff, backfielder from Marquette, continued his field goal kicking spree in the Eagles' argument. The New Yorkers' sophomore back got the range in the third quarter and split the uprights from the 20-yard stripe...Bert Bell's hirelings had several miscues in the second inning and the Giants scored twice. The Phillies looked better when the second half got underway, and capitalized on a fumble with a pass to Dow for a touchdown...The Green Bay Packers, playing their best game of the season, had little trouble smothering the Brooklyn Dodgers, 35 to 7, at Milwaukee. The Clark-men made their lone score in the second frame on a pass, Parker to Barrett...The Packers were hot as firecrackers and it took only Coach Lambeau's team five plays to make their first score and touchdown No. 2 was chalked up by the Bays soon after. The Packers' ground attack was damaging...Don Hutson, Packer end, pulled one of this copyrighted catches in the third round for a Packer touchdown. He snagged a 33-yard toss from Cecil Isbell behind the goal line while "covered" by three of the enemy...It was Eddie Jankowski day in Milwaukee and the Packer fullback, who is a product of the Wisconsin metropolis, was presented with an automobile between halves by his friends who had carried on a button drive for funds...One of the largest crowds of the season is expected Sunday at the Polo Grounds in New York where the Giants will lock horns with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The pro gridiron feud is sizzling this season in the metropolitan sector...The Chicago Cardinals, hungry for a victory, will make their annual appearance in Detroit this weekend. The Cards have copped but one win this season but in nearly every combat they have kicked up plenty of trouble...Touchdown winds are apt to blow strong this Sunday in Chicago as the Bears will be out seeking revenge on the Cleveland club. Two weeks ago, the Rams put a dent in the dope bucket by beating the Bears in Cleveland...Washington hopes to come across with another victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in a game at Griffith field, Sunday. Red Flaherty's squad is going great guns these days and the pennant bee is buzzing lively...There will be a homecoming for Johnny Blood at Green Bay. The former Packer backfielder will lead his Pittsburgh Pirates against Lambeau & Co. Nothing would please Blood better than to take the Bayites into camp...Old faces are bobbing up in new places these days. Tillie Manton, released by the Giants, has joined Washington while Bull Karcis, former Pittsburgher, ran 76 yards for a New York score in the Philadelphia game...The Green Bay Packers, always a high scoring outfit, is pacing the National league with 120 points in six games. Defensively Detroit carries off the palm as only 42 points have been scored against the Lions...Verne Lewellen, former Nebraska star who saw years of service with Green Bay, has been getting some officiating assignments in the Western division games. Lewellen was one of the greatest punters to ever boot a ball...If Ace Parker, Brooklyn back, continues as his present clip, he will rank high in the "Cash and Carry" forward passing list. Ace can pitch 'em from any angle and his bullet-like tosses generally hit the mark.
OCT 21 (Pittsburgh) - Twenty-two players - all of the uninjured remaining on the roster - will make up the traveling squad of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who depart tomorrow for Green Bay, Wis., and a Sunday afternoon NFL game with the Green Bay Packers. The total of 22 includes Coaches Johnny Blood and Walt Kiesling, who will have to be pressed into service at quarterback and guard, respectively, to spell off the younger players in the tussle with the Packers. Showing clearly in what straits the Bucs are for able-bodied players is the fact that eight of the 22 never have been in a Pirate lineup in a regularly scheduled league game. The newcomers are George Platukis, Duquesne, and Jess Tatum, North Carolina State, ends; John Nosich, Duquesne, tackle; Vince Farrar, North Carolina State, guard; Joe Maras, Duquesne, and Lou Tsoutsouvas, Stanford, centers; Bud Lee, Villanova, quarterback, and Bob Douglas, Kansas State, fullback. Platukis, Nosich, Maras and Lee played the preseason exhibition games with the Bucs, then were farmed out. When a raft of injuries struck the roster in recent games, the quartet had to be recalled to fill the vacancies. A guess as to the Bucs' starting lineup at Green Bay has Cara and Tatum at the ends, Niccolai and Cardwell at the tackles, Gentry and Perko at the guards, Maras at center, Smith at quarterback, White and Tommers at the halves and Fiske at fullback. Blood may start himself at quarterback, in which case Smith probably will open at fullback. Davidson probably will see action at halfback and end. Cardwell more than likely will play tackle and guard, Gentry may have to take a turn at center as well as guard, and Smith probably will perform at both quarter and fullback. The others in shape to make the trip are Red Rorison, tackle, and Tuffy Thompson, halfback. Hospitalized, or banged up so badly that they will be unable to play for at least another week, are Mike Basrak, star center; George Kakasic, standout guard; Wilbur Sortet, veteran end; Ted Doyle, rookie tackle from Nebraska, and Ed Karp, veteran tackle. Doyle is recovering from a broken arm; the others have leg injuries. The Pirates' train gets them into Green Bay late tomorrow night. The game the following day is the "Homecoming" attraction for Packer alumni, two of whom are Blood and Kiesling.
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - The Pittsburgh Pirates are spending today speeding toward Green Bay, they will arrive here late tonight, and Sunday afternoon they'll test their professional gridiron strength against the Green Bay Packers at City stadium. It will be a NFL game, and the kickoff will be at 2 o'clock. One change in the officials has been made by Joe F. Carr, National league president. J.J. Ritter, Detroit, will serve as head linesman in place of Irv Kupcinet, Chicago. Bobby Cahn, Chicago, will referee; George Brown, Cleveland, will be umpire; and Wilfrid Smith, Chicago, field judge. The Pirates left Pittsburgh at 8:40 this morning, arrived in Chicago at 4:55 this afternoon, and left that city at 5:10 on the Milwaukee Road train. They will arrive here at 10:10 tonight. Coach Johnny Blood's team will headquarter at the Hotel Northland, and will remain in Green Bay until 7 o'clock Monday morning...ISBELL VS. WHITE: The key attraction to spectators in tomorrow's struggle - the last appearance of the Packers in Green Bay this season, and for that matter their final game in Wisconsin - will be the fact that Cecil Isbell and Whizzer White, the two outstanding first year men of the 1938 pro season, will be on the field opposing each other. Isbell, who has set the league afire with his ball carrying, forward passing, kicking and general all around superlative play, will oppose the former University of Colorado back who rated more publicity than anyone since the heyday of Harold (Red) Grange at the University of Illinois...MANPOWER IS SUPERIOR: Whether or not the strong Pittsburgh first string can cope with the apparently superior manpower of the Green Bay eleven, now clicking at an impressive rate, will have to be answered when the teams take to the gridiron tomorrow. "We ought to beat them," commented Coach E.L. Lambeau today. "We ought to beat every team in the league." He meant that if the Packers retain the terrific mental edge they held over the Brooklyn Dodgers at Milwaukee last week, they should have no trouble triumphing over the Pirates, and should turn tomorrow's contest into another thrilling, wide-open offensive exhibition. He expects, however, that Blood's team, led by the famous Vagabond halfback himself, will be keyed just as much. The recent reorganization of the Pittsburgh club has fired the team to the point of desperation, and Lambeau expects a first period onslaught as strong as any his team has met this season...START BEST ELEVEN: Whether the Pirates can maintain the pace, and eventually win the game, won't be known until halftime tomorrow. Lambeau will start his best eleven, and will aim to ring up a touchdown or two right from the first whistle. Last night's rain had little effect upon the excellently drained stadium turf, and is not expected to handicap the forward passing attack of either team.
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - A few new sidelights on the Pittsburgh-Cleveland postponement were contained in a column this week by John Kienan, veteran New York sportswriter, who commented as follows: "With pro football booming along and drawing bigger crowds each season, it was a shock to have one of the league championship games postponed because the owner admitted that he couldn't put a proper team in the field. That was Owner Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Pirates, reported to be the highest paid squad in the league. To make matters worse, the Pirate owner had peddled off three of his players just before sending word to the Cleveland club that they needn't bother to head for Pittsburgh because his team couldn't come up to the line of scrimmage for the regularly scheduled game of last Sunday. Of course, the players he sold were backs and it was injury to linemen that left the team too crippled to face any worthy opponent immediately. Wilbur Sortet, the end who caught two touchdown passes to beat the Giants in their night game at the Polo Grounds, broke an arm and Mike Basrak and George Kaskasic, center and guard who used to play for Duquesne, were carried off with broken bones in their legs. Even so, a big league football team should be equipped and manned to carry on despite injuries. The postponement was a black eye to the league. The story is that Owner Rooney offered to play the game if it was transferred from Pittsburgh to Cleveland. He didn't think his supporters ever would recover and return through the turnstiles if they saw the home team slaughtered on the Forbes Field greensward. But they might still believe in the team if it were slaughtered somewhere out of sight - as the baseball Pirates met their fate. In behalf of Owner Rooney it is further urged that his whole program was upset even before the season started. With Whizzer White as his main attraction, he had four game scheduled up to Oct. 16, all to be played at Forbes Field. But when it appeared that Pie Traynor's Pirates would be using the field for a World Series in October, the footballers were ordered to run off and play somewhere else until mid-October. That was how the Pittsburgh Pirates-Philadelphia Eagles football game came to be played in the Municipal Stadium at Buffalo. The upshot of the upset schedule is that the game postponed on account of Pirate injuries will not be played in Pittsburgh or Cleveland but in Chattanooga on Dec. 4. with part of the proceeds going to some hospital charity drive in Chattanooga. That's odd, considering it was originally a Pittsburgh hospital case."
OCT 18 (Green Bay) - The most highly publicized collegiate football player of the 1937 season, and the most colorful individual star who ever rocked National league opposition - briefly, Whizzer White and Johnny Blood - are booked for a personal appearance at City stadium next Sunday afternoon, facing the Green Bay Packers. The Eastern division Pirates, who adopted Gordian knot tactics in sliding out of last Sunday's scheduled engagement with the Cleveland Rams, did so with the avowed purpose of being in key shape for the Packers. The event also gave Blood the opportunity to scout the Packer-Brooklyn game at Milwaukee. He saw plenty, but he said plenty before he left Wisconsin, and one of his chief implications was that the Packers are going to have trouble keeping both White and Blood under control, come next Sunday. The great Whizzer, signed at a $15,000 salary, will leave following the football season for England, to start studying on his Rhodes scholarship at Oxford university. At present he is leading ground gainer of the NFL, one of its best forward passers, and rated an outstanding defensive performer. The Packers returned to practice today, much pleased with their 35 to 7 trouncing of the Brooklyn Dodgers, but facing a stiff week of work in preparation for the Pittsburghs. A loss Sunday would be fatal to Green Bay's chances of overhauling the Chicago Bears, Western division leaders, and it would enable the third place Detroit Lions to overhaul the Bays again...BORAK IS RELEASED: Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today the release of Fred Borak, Creighton end, to conform with the league eligibility regulations. This leaves the Packers with Wayland Becker, Donald Hutson, Milt Gantenbein, Bernard Scherer and Carl Mulleneaux at the wing position. The Packers came out of the Brooklyn game in good shape. The only apparent injury is Carl Mulleneaux, who received a bump on the back, and he is expected to be in playing condition by Sunday. Lambeau expressed pleasure with the manner in which his Hutson-Hank Bruder defensive maneuver worked out against the Dodgers, and it is probable that the same setup will operate against the Pirates. Hutson was used at halfback on defense, with Bruder coming into the line at end...SETUP WORKS WELL: The veteran Hank bruised in against the Brooklyn ball carriers effectively, and Hutson was all over the secondary knocking down forward passes. Don's speed gives him a split second start in the matter of reaching intended receivers, and his agility cut down the mortality rate against the Packers. Two or three of the tosses were knocked down in the Green Bay end zone. Although the Packer offensive total was staggering Sunday, and the drive was blistering, Lambeau does not think that the team's peak has been reached. He wants to belt over the Pirates next, and then move into Cleveland for a victory over the fast-moving and dangerous young Rams...IN CONTENDING SPOT: If the Packers hurdle those milestones, they will be in contending position against the Bears at Wrigley field Nov. 6, and upon that contest may rest the Western division championship. The problem of keeping White and Blood under control is the chief worry of the Packer coach at present. The ever-present Whizzer not only is a threat on the ground, but he is capable of hitting the popular Johnny at a given moment with forward passes, leading to the suspicion that Green Bay fans will see a few more of those famous Blood catches next Sunday afternoon.
OCT 18 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh Pirate pro grid team is busy drilling for next Sunday's contest against the Green Bay Packers on the latter's home field. While the Bucs will be rated as underdogs in this meeting, they have definite hopes of pulling an upset. Coach Johnny Blood had his proteges at Greelee Field yesterday and today they will stage a special drill at Mayview for the edification of the inmates there. The entire squad will make the trip today. With the playing of last Sunday's games in the National League, the possibility of the sale of Byron (Whizzer) White to any other club by the Bucs was practically ended. A league rule makes it necessary to secure waivers by every entry after the receiving team has appeared in five contests. They all now have reached that mark so that rumors from New York that Whizzer is headed to Brooklyn seem unlikely to materialize.
OCT 18 (Pittsburgh) - Playing coach Johnny Blood was expected back in Pittsburgh today to conduct the "daily doubly" workouts of the Pittsburgh Pirates in preparation for their next Sunday battle with the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay, Wis. Blood scouted the Packers in thei 35-7 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Milwaukee. Assistant Coach Walt Kiesling has had the squad in two practices a day at Greenlee Field. Joe Maras, former Duquesne captain, and Lou Tooutsouvas, Stanford husky, have been alternating at the vacant center post, created when Mike Basrak was shelved for the season with a broken leg in the Brooklyn game. Three other newcomers to the Pirates are likely to break into the lineup against the Packers. They are Jess Tatum, 205-pound end, and Vince Farrar, 190-pound guard, from North Carolina State; and Bob Douglas, former Kansas State fullback who performed for the Pittsburgh Americans early last season. Ted Doyle, husky former Nebraska tackle whose arm was broken in a recent Pirate game, is recuperating rapidly and may be in shape to play by Nov. 6, when the Bucs take on the league championship Washington Redskins at Forbes Field.
Defensively, the Giants and Detroit Lions stand out, the Lions have permitted only 42 points to be scored against them.
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - A Pittsburgh Pirate football team, which Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers believes has a first string the equal of any in the NFL, but which lacks the great reserve strength of the Packers, will arrive here Saturday preparatory to meeting Green Bay at City stadium the following afternoon. The Pirate backfield, headed by the great Whizzer White and coached by Manager Johnny Blood, includes also such well-known performers as Tuffy Thompson, Minnesota triple threat halfback; Max Fiske, De Paul fullback; Stu Smith, Bucknell full; and Douglas, Kansas State halfback. Naturally, the chief attraction of Green Bay fans will center upon White, the Pirates' chief ground gainer and one of the most effective forward passers, and the popular Blood, who has announced that he is ready for 60 minutes of service, if needed...OFFICIALS ARE SET: Officials will be the following: Referee, Bobby Cahn, Chicago; umpire, George Brown, Cleveland; headlinesman, Irv Kupcinet, Chicago; and field judge, Wilfred Smith, Chicago. Official National league statistics reveal that White is the man who will command the most attention when the Pirates turn loose their ground campaign. The mighty Whizzer has reeled off 216 yards in 81 swipes at the line, and he carries the ball on most of the Pittsburgh running plays. The Pirates' chief concern will be to halt the off-tackle gallops, center smashes and end runs of as potent a set of ball luggers as the National league has seen. Green Bay's most effective carriers to date have been Cecil Isbell, who has ripped off a 5.4 average in 33 tries; Joe Laws, Paul Miller, Eddie Jankowski, Bob Monnett and Clarke Hinkle. Not that Frank Filchock has left the club, the Pirates' principal passing threat again in White, who has completed nine of his 22 attempts for a yardage total of 126. He will compete with three brilliant tossers, all with outstanding 1937 records - Isbell, with 21 completions in 37 attempts for 320 yards; Arnold Herber, who has completed 14 of 34 for 238 yards; and Monnett, with 16 successful heaves in 32 tries, and a 183-yard total. Bill Davidson, Temple halfback and quarterback, is the most dangerous pass receiver on the Pirate squad, having piled up 142 yards on eight grabs, but almost as good as is Wilbur Sortet, an outstanding end, whose total is 141 yards on nine catches. Donald Hutson, as usual, is by far the most effective receiver on the Green Bay squad, having taken 20 passes for 296 yards. Isbell ranks second, Milt Gantenbein third and Herber fourth. Hutson also leads the Packer scoring with 31 points, while Sortet and White are tops for Pittsburgh with 18. Performing at center in the Pitt line is Louis Tsoutousvas, Stanford's all-America pivot man, who was prominent in the 1938 All Star game at Soldier field, Chicago. Tsoutsouvas has been hailed as one of the outstanding new men of the professional football season.
OCT 20 (Green Bay) - Ed Danowski, New York Giants ace forward passer, further entrenched himself in first place in the closest race the aerial department has developed in the history of the NFL, according to statistics for the sixth week of play. Big Ed, former Fordham flash, has completed 45 out of 76 tosses for 523 yards for a 59 percent average. By continuing his 
​OCT 21 (Green Bay) - The Return of the Vagabond - in gridiron trappings - will be played at City stadium on Sunday afternoon, when the Pittsburgh Pirates, Eastern division representatives of the NFL, will meet the Green Bay Packers in combat. The Vagabond, as every Bay fans knows, and Packer opponents have known all too well, is Johnny Blood McNally, playing manager of the Pirates, whose greatest aim in life at the moment is to steer his veteran performers to a victory over Coach E.L. Lambeau's highly-charged Western contenders. A Pittsburgh decision Sunday would have the Packers a crippling blow in their campaign to overtake the Chicago Bears, divisional leaders, and might enable the Detroit Lions to swing past the Bays again into second place...NEVER HOT HERE: No one has seen the Packers play top notch football in City stadium yet this season. The team's two hottest appearances, against the Chicago Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers, both were staged in Milwaukee. The Packers hadn't started clicking when they beat the Cleveland Rams here to start the season, and in their other engagement at City stadium they were beaten by both the Chicago Bears, 2 to 0, and the Lions, 17 to 7. Thus the team has its first chance to show Green Bay's home populace just what can be accomplished on the gridiron and Coach ​Lambeau will turn loose the smoke from the opening kickoff. It will be the Packers' last 1938 appearance in Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee schedule also is cleared away for another year...KEEPS MAN POWER: Although in his recent reorganization of the Pirates Blood slashed away a few players, he has retained the fundamental manpower which defeated the New York Giants, 13 to 0, at the Polo Grounds. Wilbur Sortet in particular, the gent who engineered the New York trimming, will be a dangerous person for the Packers to play with.  The chief crowd interest, next to Blood'sreturn, will center around the visit of the great Byron (Whizzer) White, University of Colorado's all-American and the NFL's best ground gainer, to City stadium...WHITE VS. ISBELL: Green Bay fans are anxious to find out if the sterling Whizzer is as great a freshman back as the spectacular Cecil Isbell, late of Purdue and now in Packer togs. Isbell has been burning up the league in an aerial way just as Whizzer has piled up the greatest assortment of yardage from running plays, and the  collision of the two, who are certain to be inSunday's game at the same time is being watched with great interest. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, has reported a large advance showing. Nothing like a sellout is in prospect, however, and there are thousands of seats available at present.
OCT 21 (Chicago) - Professional football, smashing on toward an all-time attendance record for a second consecutive year, definitely has come of age. The NFL, in its 19th season, already is 20 percent ahead of the record attendance figures which garnished the 1937 campaign, and President Joe F. Carr believes a 30 percent gain would be registered by season's end. At the close of last season's play, there were some who felt the league's attendance mark may have been a "flash in the pan" preliminary to a falling off in crowds this year. The spectacular performance of Sammy Baugh, Washington's ace passer, undoubtedly boomed business at the gate, yet some observers inclined toward the opinion that unless he maintained his pace crowds this season would be smaller...SPECTATORS TURN OUT: The reverse has been true, even though Baugh is in sixth place among the play-for-pay aerialist stars this season. Yet each week the fans turned out in such numbers than 189,151 spectators have watched the last eight league contests. Three record crowds in eight days indicate the pro game, whose growth really started with Red Grange's debut in 1925, has clinched a spot in sport's big-time picture. On Oct. 9, approximately 23,000 fans watched the Green Bay Packers play the Detroit Lions at Green Bay, Wis. - a city of less than 50,000 - and some 37,500 sat in on the New York-Washington battle. Last Sunday 42,850 persons saw Washington nose out the Lions in Briggs' stadium, home of the Detroit Tigers...FEW POOR GAMES: "Fans see one game and are sold on professional football," said George Halas of the Chicago Bears. "New stars each season, plus the continued brilliant jobs by old favorites, keep the old fans coming back and new ones taking an initial interest. Poor games are the exception and there certainly aren't any pushovers in the circuit." Small town interest, an accurate barometer of a sport's appeal, is particularly high in the professional game, especially through Wisconsin and Michigan. Wisconsin newspapers carry daily stories of the practice activities of the Green Bay Packers, as do Michigan papers on the Detroit Lions.
OCT 21 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears held on to the top perch in the Western division by nosing out the Cardinals, 34 to 28, in an exciting forward passing fracas which took over three hours. Some 20,000 fans witnessed the combat...Halas & Co. piled up a commanding lead early in the third quarter but the Cardinals got clicking on "all eleven" and in the closing minutes of the game came mighty close to nosing out their Windy City gridiron rivals...The contest was a "honey" for the onlookers as the air was filled