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.
PIRATES TAKE 22 PLAYERS TO GREEN BAY
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.
PITTSBURGH FACES PACKERS SUNDAY
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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."