home contests. Such a setup apparently is an economy move by the league to save officials’ traveling expenses…DRAGGED TO GROUND: On one play in the Packers’ game at LA, end Steve Pritko, playing defense, not only was held but dragged to the ground as the Rams scored a touchdown. On the other play, Irv Comp stole the ball and ran 90 yards for a touchdown, only to have it nullified by an extremely fast whistle. In addition, the Packers were penalized five yards for delaying the game, putting the ball on the Green Bay five. The Rams shortly scored. Oddly enough, the Rams lost 93 yards on penalties while the Packers were penalized only 29 yards. In their game last Sunday, the Bears lost 103 yards on penalties and the Rams 67. Packer players reported that the officials on the west coast call the Rams by their first names on the field of action. Ordinarily, the officials hail the players by their numbers or a “you there”. Discussion of officials always bring to this writer’s mind the penalty-less incident in the Bear-Packer game in Chicago in 1947. The Packers were deep in Bear territory with about 20 seconds left when Ed Sprinkle, the Bears’ right end, picked up Packer Bob Forte’s helmet (which had dropped off on the preceding play) and threw it about 10 yards down the field. This was an obvious attempt to kill time since the previous play was a running play and the clock had not stopped. Forte had to run 10 yards, retrieve it, and return 10 yards to his offensive position in the backfield. While Sprinkle was being obviously successful in his attempt to kill time, the officials stood mute-like while Forte returned to his position. The Bears should have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.
NOV 3 (Chicago) - Owner-Coach George Halas still refuses to count his Chicago Bears out of the NFL’s Western division championship running, but says “the officials took last Saturday’s game in Los Angeles away from us.” On that occasion Halas’ Bears were downed 27 to 24 by Coach Clark Shaughnessy’s Los Angeles Rams. The defeat gave the Chicagoans a 3-3 league standing. Halas said it has been the tradition of the Bears in 30 years never to complain over the loss of a game because of bad judgment by officials. “However, in view of the Clark Shaughnessy, blast I am putting my cards on the table,” Halas said. “The movies substantiate the statement by John Huffman, our fullback, that he did not interfere with, or faceguard, Vitamin Smith, Rams’ halfback, in the end zone on the play which set up the winning touchdown. Coach Shaughnessy claims he saw interference. I admit I didn’t see the play at all because of the enveloping darkness. But the movies show that there was no interference – and that the game was taken away from the Bears.” Official silence prevailed in Los Angeles’ headquarters of the Rams last night because officers of the club were en route east to Philadelphia where the Rams tackle the Eagles Sunday.
Green Bay Packers (2-4) 16, Detroit Lions (1-5) 14
Sunday October 30th 1949 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - A tremendous 46-yard field goal off the toe of Ted Fritsch, two impressive touchdown marches - one for 98 yards - and a stout defense added up to a 16 to 14 NFL victory for the Green Bay Packers over the mighty tough Detroit Lions at State Fair park Sunday afternoon. Only 10,855 fans turned out - probably one of the smallest crowds at a Packer game here in years - watched suspense-packed drama that wasn't decided until Wild Bill Dudley missed his fifth goal attempt of the day with less than three minutes left. The Packers got off a 3-0 lead in the first five minutes but Detroit went ahead, 7-3, a couple of minutes later. That's how this toe-to-toe struggle stood midway in the third period when the Packers accomplished a terrific 98-yard TD thrust. The Bays led off the fourth heat with another touchdown for a 16-7 edge but then things began to pop. The clock showed less than five minutes to go when the gambling Lions started a drive on their own 11-yard line. Three plays left the Detroits with fourth down and one to go. Did they punt? No! Bill Triplett, a Negro speed demon, sailed around left end, and slipped out of the grasp of at least four Packers on his 80-yard run for a score. It was 16-14. The terrible luck that's been dogging the Packers nearly every Sunday suddenly loomed when Dudley pulled an offside kick. The spinning ball skittered out of Red Vogds' hands and Dudley fell on it on the Packers 42. Deadly like, the Lions passed to the Packer 17 - easy field goal distance - when the Packers fought back. They bumped the Lions back 12 yards in two attempts - to the 29. That made Dudley's FG try that much tougher and apparently paid off because Bill's kick went short and wide. That was the ball game but it took a final burst by the No. 1 ground gainer of the day - and the league - Tony Canadeo to prevent any further Lion growls. Needing three yards for a first down with a minute left, Canadeo ripped off 18 yards all the way to midfield. The game ended two plays later. This was an occasion - this victory. It was the Packers' first league win here since they beat Washington, 27-10, on Oct. 19, 1947. It was the Packers' second victory in their last 13 league starts and No. 2 win of the season. The verdict boosted the Packers into a third place tie with the Chicago Cardinals and dropped the Lions into the cellar. The Packers, who "gave" their opponents eight touchdowns on fumbles and interceptions in four of their last five games, were in no such generous mood Sunday. Both the Lion TDs were earned and the Packers went through the entire game without a fumble. Two passes were intercepted but neither was turned into Detroit scores, although one - in the end zone - ruined a Packer scoring chance. With the amazing Mr. Canadeo leading the way, the Packers uncorked 248 yards on the ground behind some sharp blocking by just about everybody who happened to be in front of the ball carriers. That Canadeo man peeled off 117 yards in 21 attempts and lost an additional 28 when a penalty nullified the run. In six league games, Canadeo now has gained 549 yards in an even 100 attempts. His touchdown run showed the old (pardon me, Tony) the young Canadeo guts. He sizzled toward his right end, cut sharply to his left and screamed, crawled and scratched the last two yards with three Lions hanging on. That run capped the 98-yard TD drive which, incidentally, was the Packers' longest sustained effort of the season. As if running wasn't enough, Canadeo was pressed into service on defense when Irv Comp was hurt midway in the first quarter. Another two-job man was Bob Forte, the Milwaukeean with the southern drawl, who reeled off 68 yards in 11 attempts - mostly on quick openers off the tackles, besides playing defense. Also getting a double dose of duty was Ted Cook, the lanky end. Besides playing on defense, Cook caught four of the Packers' five pass completions - one a 22-yard touchdown throw from Jug Girard in the fourth quarter. In all, Cook gained 54 yards on receptions. Nolan Luhn caught the other - for five yards - from Girard. Girard started the game at quarterback but was hurt on the fourth play and Stan Heath took over until late in the second frame. Girard then went the distance. Heath tried nine passes and completed two for 20 yards and Girard completed three out of six for 41 yards - one for a TD. Statistically, the Packers had an edge only in rushing, 248 yards to 215. Detroit showed a big advantage in passing yards, 197 to 61. In first downs, the Lions were ahead, 21 to 15, although the Packers gave 'em five on penalties. The Packers showed a pretty tough defense against rushing although Detroit ranks low in the league in ground gaining. Tackles Dick Wildung and Paul Lipscomb each got eight clean tackles while Forte, Jay Rhodemyre, Jack Jacobs and Bob Summerhays each made six tackles. For the first time in a league game this season, the Packers kicked off to start proceedings and the superstitious boys were hoping the change might do some good. Another change saw end Dan Orlich negotiate the first kickoff. The Detroits got nowhere on the first series from scrimmage and the Packers advanced to a field goal. Oddly enough, the quarterbacks gained most of the yardage, Girard going for 15 when he couldn't pass and Heath running for 10. The Bays, however, stalled around the Detroit 37 and Fritsch stepped back on the 46 and booted a nifty field goal with plenty to spare, a kick that eventually won the game. The only other scoring in the first half occurred four minutes later from the four-yard line to climax a 75-yard drive. A 17-yard dash by Camp Wilson, a 12-yarder by Dudley and a Clyde LeForce to Triplett pass for 10 yards ate up most of the distance. The drive almost backfired on the four-yard line when a measurement showed a first down by only an inch or so. Dudley also booted the extra point. Souped up by their touchdown, the Lions stopped the Packers on the next series and then launched a drive into Packer territory, with Wilson running for 12 and LeForce passing to Kelley Mote for 12. The Packers suddenly came to life and limited the Lions to one yard in three tries on the Bay 35. On the first play of the second heat, Dudley stepped back on the 44 and missed the first of four field goals in the period, any one of which would have won the game in the final analysis. Now it was the Packers' turn and they threw a scare into everybody but Don Doll, the league's interception leader who grabbed Bob Cifers' pass in the end zone. The drive featured 12-yard and six-yard passes from Heath to Ted Cook, a 30-yard slash by Canadeo and several shorter gains by Forte and Canadeo. The rest of the half was interesting but void of any touchdown threats. After Doll's interceptions, the Lions drove into Packer territory on LeForce passes to Mote twice and Dudley once for a total of 52 yards but the Bays held and Dudley tried a field goal, this from the 26, and missed. A moment later after a punt by Girard and a 25-yard return by Mote, Dudley went back for a field goal try from the 47 on fourth down, but Enke, holding, fumbled and the Bays took over on their 49. Canadeo and Bob Summerhays cracked for seven yards, but Doll intercepted Heath's pass to stall the threat on the 50. Just before the half Dudley missed another field goal - from the 39 - after two Enke-to-Mann passes for 20 yards put him in position. The situation wasn't exactly rosy as the second half opened with the Packers being forced to punt. Dudley made a 20-yard return to the Packer 44 and LeForce hurled to Mann for 13 yards and Dudley sizzled off tackle for 17 yards to the Bay 12. But the afternoon was saved - as the game developed - when Jacobs snared LeForce's pass on the two-yard line to set the stage for that 98-yard drive. The big burst covered 15 plays, and Girard engineered the drive nicely. Fritsch banged 30 yards in two tries; Forte and Canadeo each made 23; Cifers gained three; and Girard completed one pass to Nolan Luhn for five and one to Cook for 14. Only one throw fell incomplete. Forte's 15-yard blast from the two opened the drive with a bang and Canadeo followed with 10. After Canadeo made three and a pass missed, Fritsch took a pitchout and raced 23 yards. Then the Bays carried to the Detroit 26 on six short gains - Canadeo 2, Forte 5, Forte 5, Canadeo 3, Fritsch 3 and Girard to Luhn for 5. The small crowd was really steamed up as Cifers hit guard for one yard and Cook snatched Girard's pass on the 11. Then, Cifers hit the left side of his own line after which Canadeo made his TD run. Fritsch's try for the point was low, but the Packers led, 9-7. The teams fought tooth and nail until early in the fourth quarter when Detroit gambled and lost - thanks to a good tackle by Summerhays. It was fourth down on the Bay 46 with two yards to go. LeForce went heave a short pass to Dudley but Summerhays hit him as he was about to throw and the pass went wild, falling short of Dudley by a couple of yards. The Packers, taking over on their 46, didn't wait long, scoring in seven plays. Cifers lost five yards on the first play but Forte busted off right tackle for 25 to the Detroit 34. Summerhays, Forte, Canadeo and Forte again cracked to the 22 for another first down and on the next play Cook took Girard's pass on the two and stepped over with Doll a yard behind him. This time, Fritsch's kick was perfect. The Lions still had plenty of growl left. Starting on their own 37, LeForce hurled to Mann for 38 yards but Rhodemyre popped out of nowhere to intercept LeForce's next throw on the Bay 37. With five minutes left, the Packers' victory looked pretty safe, but hang on. Canadeo added two yards and then belted up the middle for 29 yards, but, drat it, the Bay backs were called in motion, nullifying the gain. On third down, Girard uncorked a fast punt that went out of bounds on the Detroit 11. The Lions apparently didn't believe because they didn't send a man back. That punt set the stage for Detroit's big gamble and that hair-raising finish.
DETROIT   -   7   0   0   7  -  14
GREEN BAY -   3   0   6   7  -  16
1st - GB - Ted Fritsch, 46-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - DET - Bill Dudley, 6-yard run (Dudley kick) DETROIT 7-3
3rd - GB - Tony Canadeo, 9-yard run (Fritsch kick failed) GREEN BAY 9-7
4th - GB - Ted Cook, 22-yard pass from Jug Girard (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 16-7
4th - DET - Bill Triplett, 80-yard run (Dudley kick) GREEN BAY 16-14
each Sunday, we're bound to be a better club. The effort today," the all-time Packer center emphasized, "was very good but we made mistakes that hurt us throughout the game. We've got to keep correcting them faster than we have been correcting them." "As a whole," he summed up, "I think the ball club had it in their hearts to win this game and everybody put out the best of his ability. The team effort was there and more satisfactory to the coaching staff than it has been in the past. Today we looked like we're getting back the old Packer spirit. That's the way the Packers always have been. (He referred to the way the Packers kept their "fire" although trailing for a good share of the game.) The score never meant anything to them. I think that 98-yard drive was the turning point in the game," Charley felt. "The boys realized then that they could play the type of football they are capable of playing."...RUMOR DEPT.: One of the game officials, who didn't wish to be quoted, said - without reservation - that the report last week of a merger between the NFL and the AAC was not without foundation. "The merger was all set," the informer contended, "then it suddenly fell through. Baltimore, Buffalo and Arch Ward (sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, generally credited with founding the AAC) are blocking the merger. Ward insists that his league retain its identity and the other two don't want to be dropped out of pro football."...En route to Milwaukee Saturday night aboard the Milwaukee Road Chippewa Ted Fritsch professes concern about his longtime specialty, the kicking of field goals. "Maybe I'm trying too hard," he said, "because the hardest I try the worse I get. I have even been going out a half hour early to practice kicking 'em during the week and it hasn't done any good." The game on Sunday, however, proved the big fellow's fears were groundless. He apparently rediscovered his secret to success at State Fair park for his 46-yard boot in the first quarter that provided the eventual margin of victory was in the best Fritsch tradition...Wavy-haired Steve Pritko, who was in the Lions' backfield all afternoon, Sunday night looked like he'd just had a losing fight with a steamroller. The one-time, all-league end sported a profusion of facial cuts and bruises in an almost perfect geometric pattern as a result of a face-to-face collision with Cecil Souders, Detroit tackle, in the second quarter. The answer? Mr. Souders was wearing an iron mask, Pritko wasn't...McMillin, noted for his innovations, has expanded his "rebuilding" plan to include the Lions' equipment. The linemen, from tackle to tackle, wore silver helmets with a blue stripe down the center while the headgear of the ends and backs was a solid blue. The former "Prayin' Colonel" also has brought the "age of specialization" to its highest point. He has special "teams" for field goals, extra points, punts, kickoffs, offense and defense. Another feature he has introduced is the huddle used by two college elevens - Notre Dame and Boston university. In this huddle, which really is not a huddle, the linemen and backs array themselves in two rows - facing the quarterback. Originality, if it can be so designated in this instance, can be carried too far, McMillin found. One of his original "schemes" cost the Lions 15 yards in the first quarter when referee Ronald Gibbs penalized Detroit for using an illegal formation - six men in the line. The rule stipulate that there can be no less than seven men on the line of scrimmage...One of the Packers' all-time guard greats, blocky Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, lent his moral support to the Green Bay cause. Buckets saw the game from the bench and cheered and groaned with the same fervor of his playing days with the ebb and flow of Packer fortunes...In the fourth quarter, following the Packers' second touchdown, the fans moaned when Green Bay was penalized 15 yards. But not for long - Ted Fritsch shortly delighted the assemblage with a prodigious, towering boot that carried better than 70 yards on the fly before coming down within the Detroit five-yard line..Ted Cook, coming off the field after gathering in Jug Girard's pass for the final Packer touchdown, immediately sought out Girard and the paid exchanged congratulations with smiles that would have gladdened the hearts of many a photographer - not to mention manufacturers of dentrifices...With a strong wind whipping in from the north, the Packer Lumberjack band did its share to warm the fans before the contest with a series of "hot" numbers, including some of the boogie-woogie they render so expertly. And the fans showed their appreciation with generous applause.
might have lived. Her body was still warm when police arrived on the scene at 7:22 this morning, Dupont said. Williams Morris, Darling’s attorney, said that Darling knew he “struck something” on his way home from his east Bay shore cottage about midnight, but turned around and could not find anything. Morris brought his client to the district attorney’s office late this morning after county police had arrived at Darling’s home to check on his station wagon. He said that Darling turned off Webster avenue onto Mission road and that he knew he “struck something”. However, Morris continued, Darling then turned the Ford station wagon around and scoured the area, finding nothing…FRIENDS JOINED SEARCH: After this, Darling drove home, Morris continued, found no lights in that neighborhood and drove to the Union hotel in De Pere. There Darling enlisted the aid of two automobile loads of friends, Morris said, and they returned and again examined the general area and again found nothing. The first Darling knew about the death of the girl was this morning when he was informed by a friend, Ivan Matya, De Pere, one of the group who had searched with Darling earlier this morning. Matya found out from his brother-in-law, a De Pere policeman, Morris said. County Policeman Jules Coppens, who investigated the death for the traffic division, said that suspicion was drawn to Darling’s home by witnesses who told him that they had seen a station wagon in that area. In addition, he said, he found marks on the dead girl’s clothes which pointed to a station wagon. Because of his knowledge of the station wagons in the vicinity of the death, he began checking them, he said…VEHICLE IS DAMAGED: With Ruben Lasee, deputy sheriff, he said he eventually found himself at Darling’s home. In the yard was a station wagon with a dented front left fender and hood and a broken left headlight and bumper. He said that Lasee entered the house where he found Attorney Morris, who announced that he and his client were going to make a statement to the district attorney. The girl met death shortly after she stepped off the last East De Pere bus of the night, which arrived at Webster avenue and E. Mission road at about 12:10 o’clock. Earlier, she, in the company of Edna Ladd, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Ladd, 810 N. Ashland avenue, and two sailor friends had gone to the Orpheum theater, then for a midnight snack in a Washington street restaurant. Edna Ladd said that the last they saw of Shirley Mae was when she boarded the East De Pere bus at the Wisconsin Public Service terminal. She said that Shirley waved them goodbye. Her body was found about 7:15 this morning by Mrs. Stephen Bergin, 415 E. Mission road, who promptly notified Mrs. Harleigh Baker, 331 E. Mission road, in front of whose lawn in the ditch the youngster lay. Both immediately notified police…MOTHER BECOMES FRANTIC: Mrs. Trout, the dead girl’s mother, said that she had presumed that her daughter had spent the evening with Edna, her friend. At 6:30 this morning, she called the Ladd home and upon finding that she had not, became frantic. She called all the hospitals and then notified police that her daughter was missing. The ditch in which the girl was found was little more than a foot deep, and Coroner Dupont said that the body wouldn’t have been noticed by any passing motorist. According to Jules Coppens, investigating county policeman, her body had been dragged for about 175 feet. Headlight glass was found strewn on the road for several yards, he said. Coroner Dupont said that she apparently had gotten off the bus and was walking home on the left side of the road as she was supposed to do at night. The car, he said, must have been on the left side of the road when it struck here and going in the same direction. He guessed that her right leg suffered the fracture when struck by an automobile bumper and she might have been thrown up against the hood of the car.
NOV 1 (Philadelphia) - Two veteran campaigners - Tony Canadeo of Green Bay and Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins - are tops at their specialties, NFL statistics showed Tuesday. Canadeo, who came up with Green Bay eight years ago, seems to improve with age. The hard working Packer leads the league in ground gaining with 549 yards on 100 attempts for an average of 5.5 a carry. Canadeo will have to keep moving, though, for Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles upped his figures to 451 yards on 124 caries and a 3.6 average. Elmer Angsman of the Chicago Cardinals is third with 430-66-6.5. Baugh regained the passing lead after one week of playing second fiddle. He ousted the Chicago Bears' Johnny Lujack. Baugh has thrown 120 passes, completed 69 for 1,131 yards and a 57.5 percentage and has connected for 12 touchdowns. Lujack has thrown 151, completed 79 for 1,187 yards, a 52.3 percentage and nine touchdowns. Charley Conerly of the New York Giants with 121 thrown, 62 completed for 945 yards, a 51.2 percentage and nine scoring tosses, ranks third. Tom Fears, Los Angeles, moved into a tie for pass receiving honors by catching 11 Sunday against the Bears. Fears now has caught 30 passes, the same number as Bill Chipley of the New York Bulldogs. Fears has gained 364 yards and scored two touchdowns. Bob Mann of Detroit is third with a record of 27 receptions. Gene Roberts of the New York Giants, former Chattanooga star, is the league's leading scorer with 66 points on 11 touchdowns. Van Buren is second with 48 points. Bob Waterfield of Los Angeles is third with 44 points on seven field goals and 23 extra points. Waterfield is the leading punter with a 46.4 average. Don Doll of Detroit tops the pass interceptors with nine for 229 yards. The former Southern California star is four interceptions away from a league record.
NOV 2 (Green Bay) - The Packers were hot on the trail of a new player today. His name is Law O. Averages, and he formerly played with the College of Hard Knox. Averages can do everything – catch passes, throw ‘em and run like four Canadeos. Better yet, Averages can defeat any opponent in the NFL by just a mere thought. The Packer coaches figure they can get LOA to do a little thinking for the Green Bays in Chicago Sunday. However, they may have to compete with the Philadelphia Eagles, who will be meeting the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams on the same day. Since the game in Philly will be over an hour earlier than the Packer-Bear fuss, the Bay mentors have reason to believe that Averages will exercise his magic wand before the last block is made out in Chicago. The Eagles want Averages to “catch up” with Los Angeles because they feel the Rams have now enough (six) games in a row. The Eagles, too, have a selfish motive; they want to win…THE GUY IS CRUEL: The Packers think Law O. Averages is long overdue in catching up with the Bears in the matter of Packer-Bear games in Chicago. Look: The Bears have beaten the Packers in seven consecutive games in Wrigley field since the Bays shattered the Bears’ powerhouse of 1941 by a score of 16 to 14. What seems like greater irony (are you listening, LOA?) is the fact that the Bears have beaten Green Bay by a total of only 11 (eleven) points in the last four years. Last year, it was 7 to 6 in a blasted heartbreaker. The score was 10 to 7 in 1946 and in 1945 the final reading was comparatively lopsided, 28 to 24. Law O. Averages can really be cruel if he set his mind to it. He had a chance to give Green Bay a 7 to 7 tie last year and a 20-20 knot in 1947 but the stinker would have no part of it…MISSES EXTRA POINT: In that tremendous struggle last fall, with the Packers trailing, 7-0, Nolan Luhn made a leaping catch of a Jack Jacobs pass in the end zone to make the count 7-6 late in the fourth quarter. This was it. The Packers hadn’t missed an extra point in years, it seemed. So we get a tie – a moral victory! But: Ed Cody stepped back for the extra point and, lo and behold, if the kick wasn’t wide. That 1947 engagement had a similar ending. The Packers drilled to the Bear 16 with about five seconds left. Then, Ward Cuff stepped back on the 29 for the game-tying field goal but it was blocked. See what we mean, Mr. Law O. Averages? Incidentally, the aforementioned Mr. Cody will be on the other side of the fence Sunday. The former Purdue back broke in with the Packers in 1947 and had himself a good year. He slackened off in 1948 and was released early this season. Bear Coach George Halas signed Cody to bolster his fullback corps now led by John Hoffman, former Arkansas star…The Packer practice sessions remained “off the record” today as the Bays worked out again in City stadium. Only one entrance (where the Packers go into their dressing room) was open and that was guarded. Tuesday’s drill was merely loosening up for intensive offensive practice scheduled for this morning. As in the past two weeks, no scrimmage is planned. The “contact” work is confined to blocking and tackling on the dummy. The first of a number of defensive drills will be held this afternoon, with Backfield Coach Bob Snyder working as the Bear quarterback. Synder formerly played quarterback for the Bears. Most of the defensive practice no doubt will be confined to work against the Bears’ passing attack which ranks first in the league. The Bears have gained 1,476 yards in the air – 30 more than the air-minded Washington Redskins. Johnny Lujack, the skilled Bear quarterback, is second in passing in the league with 79 completions in 151 throws for 1,187 yards. The Bears scored half of their 18 touchdowns on passes thrown by Lujack.
NOV 2 (Green Bay) - A warrant for the arrest of Bernard (Boob) Darling, 45, Green avenue, implicated in the traffic death of an Allouez girl early Tuesday morning, will be issued soon, but on exactly which charge is unknown, District Attorney Robert Parins said this morning. A definite violation of the law exists on Darling’s part, Parin said…CHARGES EVIDENCE WITHHELD: The important thing in this case, he said, is that a good deal of evidence is being withheld from the district attorney’s office and that he is making a plea for possibly important state’s witnesses to come forward. Parins said he particularly is interested in anyone having knowledge of Darling’s movements between 9 and 11:30 Monday night. He also charged that witnesses may have lied to him during questioning. He said that rumors indicate that some witnesses have important information. “However, when they talk to me, they tell a different story,” he said. In the single day since the life of Shirley Mae Trout, 15, of 419 E. Mission road, was snuffed out at about 12:15 Tuesday morning, the district attorney’s office has received about 35 anonymous telephone calls volunteering information and one anonymous letter. Parins asked that some of these persons come forward and reveal their identities to give backing to their charges…NO INQUEST DATE: Meanwhile, Coroner A.J. Dupont impaneled a jury at 1 o’clock this afternoon to view the scene and investigate the circumstances, but so far has set no date for an inquest. Funeral services for the victim will be held at 1:30 Thursday afternoon in the Dupont-Malcore funeral home, and at 2 o’clock in the Gospel Tabernacle, Adams and Crooks streets, with the Rev. E.A. Beck in charge. Burial will be in Woodlawn. Shirley Mae was a sophomore in East High school, and was a solicitor for the school paper. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Trout, 419 EW. Mission road, and one brother, Nelson, at home. Her father is a machinist at the Hudson-Sharp plant.
NOV 2 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears' coached went into a meeting yesterday afternoon shortly after the team arrived home from Los Angeles, where the north side club absorbed a 27 to 24 defeat by the Rams Sunday. There was a twofold purpose in the hasty gathering of the coaches. First, there was the problem of getting ready to start practice today for the game with the Green Bay Packers in Wrigley field Sunday. Then, you couldn't blame Head Coach Halas and his assistants, Hunk Anderson, Luke Johnsos, Gene Ronzani and Paddy Driscoll, if they took time to recheck their scoring plays of years ago. The Bears have lost three games in the NFL and the instrument that provided defeat on all three occasions was a Bear play. In the first game with the Rams and the New York Giants, screen plays designed by the Bears were responsible for the defeat of the Chicagoans. Then, in the gloaming of the Coliseum of Los Angeles last Sunday, the Rams scored the decisive touchdown on a play that came off the Bears' charts. All the way back to Chicago about the Santa Fee Super Chief, Halas reiterated that there would be no official protest on events that played an important part in the defeat of the Bears. However, there is little doubt that the said events will find their way into a series of discussions by league officials. First and foremost, the subject of the crew of officials that handles all the game on the west coast will be brought up. The subject of the use of lights also will be on the agenda of the next league meeting. Although the gridiron in the Los Angeles Coliseum was blanketed by darkness shortly after the last quarter started, the lights were turned on only after the Rams had obtained possession of the ball for the final play of the game. Outside of the shoulder injury suffered by George Gulyanics, the casualty list of the Bears consisted of black eyes worn by quarterback Johnny Lujack and halfback Bill De Correvont.
NOV 2 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Lloyd Larson) - In the process of airing the Green Bay Packers' financial troubles - and they are in trouble - the finger has been pointed in the wrong direction. Inferentially at least, fans throughout the state, particularly in Milwaukee, have been accused of boring holes in the good ship Packer by failure to turn out in large enough numbers. The apparent reasoning: Small crowds mean losses, and losses mean that the club can't afford to go out and hire the ball players it needs to stay up in the race and offer thrilling entertainment even when losing. That's really putting the cart before the old nag. The product comes first in the entertainment field (including professional football) or any other type of business. People become customers when they decide the product is worth the asking price. They don't but with the hope that the product will improve later. A variety of old school ties help colleges pack their huge stadia even in losing or moderately successful seasons. Unfortunately for the pros, their sentimental attachments are limited. Very few fans lay it on the line for a pro game out of sympathy or for reasons of civic pride. In their minds they must have assurance of two things: 1 - A real contest; 2 - superior performance. Occasionally one of the elements is enough. But most of the time it takes both...LAST WEEK'S GAME OFFERED PROOF: Last Sunday's game was a case in point. A chummy little gathering of 10,855 took up only about one-third of the seats in windblown State Fair Park. Many thousands of others are interested in the Packers. Yet they didn't choose to come because the Packers, off their immediate past record, gave them no assurance that the fans would see a red hot contest and outstanding performance. The ex-customers ran true to form by paying absolutely no attention to pleas for support. It so happened that the 10,855 got their money's worth plus, for the Packers played the finest game of the season and generally conducted themselves like big leaguers. Countless stay-aways probably are kicking themselves, but they simply felt they couldn't take a chance on paying full price for another half price show. More games like that and the Packers will bounce back on merit. If they should beat the Bears or give them a real battle next Sunday, and then do more of the same against the Giants the following week, fan response is a cinch to go up for the final Milwaukee appearance with Pittsburgh on November 20. The upswing may not be miraculous. It isn't reasonable to expect it. After all, the decline didn't come overnight. Besides, Pittsburgh isn't one of the better attractions...LOOK AT NEW YORK AND CHICAGO: Anybody who thinks that the Packers have a monopoly on trouble or that Milwaukee is the only city that "forgets" to turn ticket buying into a stampede just hasn't checked. In New York, with millions of permanent residents and more millions within shooting distance, to say nothing of hundreds of thousands of daily visitors, the tattered Bulldogs played before an exclusive group of 3,000. That's the equivalent of about 30 paying guests in Milwaukee. The Yankees of the All-America didn't do much better. Chicago, the second largest city, also recorded two rather sour showings over last weekend. Less than 10,000 lonesome folks saw the Hornets in an All-America Conference game Friday night at Soldier Field. How many of those were on the house or there at reduced prices no one will ever know. The best the Cardinals could so Sunday afternoon with the Giants at Comiskey Park was 21,000 plus. The Cardinals! National League champions in 1947! Runners-up last year! Still loaded with big name stars like Charley Trippi, Elmer Angsman, Pat Harder and Mal Kutner! Obviously it can't go on. There aren't enough super crowds to make up for bloopers like that...ABOUT CANADEO AND GIRARD: Just as there are numerous reasons for the Packers' general slide the last two or three years, so there are a variety of reasons for their fine showing here last Sunday. To mention a few: Tony Canadeo, Bob Forte, Jug Girard, improved blocking all around, better line play, more spirit, more determination. That Canadeo is an amazing guy. He's taken a lot of knocks for a long time. He isn't big as pros go. But how he turns it on! An amazing guy and that's for sure. But as good as Tony was again last Sunday, he didn't have a thing on Girard. The Jugger, a football natural, seems to have solved the quarterbacking problem. The way he directed several sustained drives was a revelation. And for a guy still new to the job, his ball handling and faking were a little unbelievable. Jug's best call of the day came when he caught Detroit in the closest thing to an 11 man line I've seen for a long time. The Packers, leading 9-7 in the fourth quarter, had moved 37 yards on five consecutive running plays. It was first down on Detroit's 22. Jug didn't miss the invitation to pass. He flipped one to Ted Cook for an easy touchdown. Girard can kick and he's a running threat, too. And against the Lions he proved he can take it although he, like Canadeo, isn't the rugged bruiser type. A complete deal in any man's league!
have a definite second place angle. The Packers, for one, figure the Bear game holds the key to the team’s chances of finishing second. After the Bears, the Packers play New York here; Pittsburgh in Milwaukee; the Cardinals in Chicago; Washington there; and Detroit there. Second place could mean more money for a second place team than ever before. The championship game, set for the Western division winner’s park, probably will be played in the Los Angeles Coliseum, where over 100,000 can be seated. The Packers presently are tied in third place with the Cardinals, while the Bears hold second alone. A win for Green Bay would put the Pack into a second place tie with the Bears. Sunday’s production between the Packers and Bears is the 63rd since these traditional and hated rivals started slugging it out back in 1921…The Packers put in a full hour of intensive practice on defense Thursday and then worked on offense. The Packers took the names of the Bears for the defensive workout, with Jack Jacobs, Stan Heath and Backfield Coach Bob Snyder working in the shoes of Johnny Lujack and Sid Luckman at quarterback. The defensive practice was designed to combat the Bears’ vaunted passing game. Occasionally, a “Bear” back or end would move into the clear and Defense Coach Charley Brock would stop the practice immediately and make the necessary adjustments. The Packers are well aware of the Bear aerial game, the Chicagoans scoring twice by that means in their 17-0 win here Sept. 25. One of the TDs, however, was made on a spectacular catch by Ken Kavanaugh – with Jacobs climbing his frame. Jug Girard and Heath, quarterbacks, picked up hurts in the Detroit game and will be operating below peak form. In addition, defensive halfback Irv Comp sustained torn ligaments in his leg against Detroit and won’t see any action. Comp’s injury means that Tony Canadeo, the top ground gainer in the circuit, will also have to play defense since he backs up Irv in the defensive backfield. What’s more, Canadeo can expect no defensive relief because his defensive understudy is Girard. Jack Jacobs had been handling most of the passing at quarterback although Girard and Heath have thrown some. With the exception of guard Paul Burris, the big Packer line is in good physical condition. Burris has a leg injury. Fullback Bob Summerhays came up with a charley horse this week but will be ready.
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - Irv Comp, veteran defensive halfback currently sidelined with a leg injury, has been placed on the reserve list, waivers have been asked on center Ralph Olsen, rookie from Utah State, and Roger Harding, former Los Angeles Ram center, has been placed on the active list for Sunday's game, the Packer office announced today. Harding, 26, 6-3 and 218 pounds, played two seasons with the Rams, one with the Eagles and one with the Lions.
ticket drive in January, for instance, and permit fans to purchase them on some sort of an installment plan. It would have to be a gigantic drive and would have to cover practically every city in the state – with emphasis on communities in the Fox River valley, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha. Playing of six games in Green Bay definitely deserves consideration. The other view or present setup – playing three games here and three in Milwaukee – has been taking a beating, so to speak, in the past two seasons (1948-49). The 1948 campaign opened in Milwaukee with a record-breaking crowd for the Packer-Cardinal game but since then attendance has failed to reach 20,000. The attendance dipped with the fortunes of the team. Which seems to prove that Milwaukee will not support a losing team. Milwaukee fans apparently take a realistic, cold-blooded (in comparison to Green Bay fans) attitude toward the Packers – similar to that of fans in any large city toward their own pro teams. This is true in New York or Chicago where a losing team in the standings also loses at the gate. In Green Bay and surrounding communities, where the Packers are their pride and joy even in defeat, the fans are more sentimental; they might react, for instance, to a call from the Packers to help at the gate. At any rate, fans will get an opportunity to “answer” that call a week from Sunday when the New York Giants play at City stadium. Roughly, 16,000 of the 25,000-plus seats have been sold. The split with Milwaukee was started back in 1934 on a winning team principle, so to speak. Milwaukee has never seen a loser until the second game in 1948. If the split is continued new promotional ideas based on the “Wisconsin Team” idea will have to be launched. It’s no secret that the entire recent history of the Packers is built on the fact that the Packers are a state team. Naturally, it’s more advantageous for the Packers to expand to statehood. The Packers certainly have a better “talking point” in league circles if they represent an entire state – Wisconsin. It must be remembered that other clubs in the NFL take a practical viewpoint toward football – more specifically, dollars and cents. If they can be assured of a cut of a 25,000-plus crowd at every game in Green Bay but must settle for a cut of 18,000 or less at Milwaukee, then they will be happy to play at City stadium. On the other hand, Packer opponents assured of a 28,000 or 30,000 crowd in Milwaukee will naturally want to play there. The Packers have faced some pressure, it can be assured, from other clubs on playing games in Milwaukee. The Giants, for instance, never wanted to play in Green Bay – possibly because they (the big city) think they can do wonders in Milwaukee. The Packer-Giant game in Milwaukee last year drew poorly. If you’ll pardon the plug, a sellout for the Giant-Packer game here Nov. 13 might change a lot of New York minds. Statements in this column are presented today merely as food for thought. In private circles, it is assumed the Packer corporation is discussing the Milwaukee situation but that’s all far off yet. All of the returns for the 1949 season aren’t in yet and these returns include results of the Packers’ next six games. A victory for the Packers over the Bears Sunday or over the Giants in Green Bay the next Sunday would be a terrific boom to community spirit. The reported “peace” between the National league and All-America conference no doubt will have a bearing on future decision by the Packer corporation. For one thing, such a peace would sharply reduce operating expenses. As a parting word, let’s be optimistic about the future – not down in the mouth or pessimistic. Never forget that there will always be a Green Bay Packer team. We have the word of NFL Commissioner Bert Bell for that!
NOV 3 (Green Bay) - Bernard (Boob) Darling, 45, Allouez, insurance man and former Packer player, pleaded innocent to two counts of negligent homicide and one of failing to give assistance after an accident involving injury, when he was arraigned in municipal court this morning. He posted $5,000 bond for preliminary hearing Nov. 14. The charges arise out of the death of Shirley Mae Trout, 15, Allouez, allegedly struck by Darling’s station wagon shortly after midnight Monday. The body, still warm, was found in a ditch about 7:15 Tuesday morning, indicating that the girl had lived for several hours after the accident. Death was ascribed to a basal skull fracture…INQUEST FRIDAY MORNING: Immediately after the arraignment, District Attorney Robert J. Parins announced that he had instructed Coroner Alvin J. Dupont to hold an inquest in the circuit court room at 9 o’clock Friday morning. Thirty witnesses have been subpoenaed, he said. However, he issued an urgent invitation to any other person with knowledge of the accident, or of Darling’s movements on the fatal night, to appear at the inquest and volunteer information. The two negligent homicide counts are based on the two sections of the statute. One charges Darling with causing death because of driving while under the influence of liquor. Conviction on this count carries a penalty of one to five years’ imprisonment, a fine up to $2,500 or both. The second count charges death was caused by driving in a careless, reckless and negligent manner. The penalty under this section is a fine up to $1,000, imprisonment in the county jail up to one year, or both. The third count, charging failing to stop and give assistance after an accident involving injury or death, may be punished by a fine up to $5,000, imprisonment in the county jail for one year, or both…FUNERAL SERVICES HELD: Darling was represented by Attorney William Morris, De Pere, and Attorney Cletus Chadek, Green Bay. After the arraignment, Chadek declared: “The true facts in this case will come out at the proper time.” He did not elaborate, except to express belief that Darling was not intoxicated at the time. Meanwhile, funeral services for the victim were to be held this afternoon, at 1:30 in the Dupont-Malcore Funeral home, and at 2 o’clock in the Gospel Tabernacle, Adams and Crooks streets, with the Rev. E.A. Beck in charge. Burial was to be in Woodlawn. Shirley Mae had been a sophomore at East High school, and a solicitor for the school paper.
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - A blunt charge by District Attorney Robert Parins that some witnesses were withholding facts characterized the opening of the coroner’s inquest into the hit-and-run death of Shirley Mae Trout, 15, Allouez. Bernard “Boob” Darling, Allouez, insurance man and former Packer, has pleaded innocent to two counts of negligent homicide and one of failing to stop after the accident which caused her death. “My investigation indicates that some of you have not told me the whole truth,” Parins told the more than thirty witnesses before the inquest started, adding: “I don’t want anyone to let me catch him perjuring himself.” He intimated that the inquest probably would not be ended today, and stated that the number of witnesses was large, possibly unnecessarily so, because he wished to overlook no possibility. Up to the noon recess, thirteen witnesses had been examined. They came roughly in two groups; those who has been at or near the scene of the accident, and those who had seen Darling before or after it occurred…TESTIFIES ON DEATH CAUSES: Coroner Alvin J. Dupont, who conducted the inquest, testified that Shirley’s death was due primarily to a basal skull fracture, internal injuries - probably a punctured lung - and a compound fracture of the right leg. The secondary cause of death, he said, was shock, aggravated by exposure to cold. He estimated that death occurred at 5 a.m. or later, since rigidity had not completely set in at 8 o’clock. It usually sets in two to three hours after death, he stated; sooner, if the body is exposed to cold. Glistening eyeballs were further evidence of recent death, he stated. A macabre note was added in the testimony of Mrs. Stephen Bergin, 415 E. Mission road, who found the body. On her way to work at the Kraft Foods office, she had noticed it, she said, because her husband, returning from his night’s work as a cab driver, had commented on the lifelike appearance of what he thought was a Halloween dummy lying in the ditch. Mrs. Evelyn Baker, 213 E. Mission road, who called the sheriff at Mrs. Bergin’s request, said she had seen a shoe lying in her driveway, but thought it, too, was a Halloween prank. County Traffic Officer Jules Coppens told of his investigation at the accident scene, and of his subsequent examination of Darling’s station wagon. Later, while Coppens and Darling were in the district attorney’s office, Darling admitted that he had driven down Mission road and thought he hit something, Coppens stated. No report of the accident had been made to the county police until the discovery of the body, Coppens stated….PAINT ON GIRL’S CLOTHES: Sgt. Wilbert Gilsdorf, of the police detective division, testified to scraping some gray paint off the dead girl’s clothes. Darling’s station wagon is gray-green in color, it was brought out. Mrs. George Peters, 2401 S. Webster avenue, told of seeing a shiny station wagon make two U-turns, around 10 minutes apart, at Webster avenue and Mission road, and thought it might be the key burglar. She saw the vehicle under the street light, she said, but was unable to state whether its lights were on. Mrs. Marian Thyes, 323 E. Mission road, said she saw an auto, apparently either a station wagon or a panel truck, pass her home around 12:20, without lights, and then heard a thud. She commented to her husband: “He must have hit something”, and her husband replied: “I’ll say he did,” she testified. Later, she saw the same machine pass again, she said. Principal witnesses among Darling’s associated were E.W. Forkin, 640 N. Broadway, De Pere, Green Bay phosphate plant operation and a close friend of Darling for 25 years…HAD BEEN HUNTING: He and Darling had been hunting at the latter’s shore cottage all day up to about 4 o’clock, he said, and had drunk only six cans of beer between them. On their return, he said, Darling had remarked he was anxious to get home, because he was to take his wife out to dinner. For that reason, Forkin testified, he was surprised to see Darling in the Union hotel cocktail lounge when he dropped in on his way to a Rotary club dinner. Darling was still there when he returned about 8 o’clock, he said, and Forkin upbraided him for not keeping his appointment with Mrs. Darling. “I’m leaving now,” he quoted Darling as replying. Forkin then arranged with Roy Maternoski, Union hotel operator, to have someone accompany Darling home. “Was that because you didn’t feel he was capable of driving his car?” Parins demanded. “No, just to see he didn’t stop again,” Forkin replied. In response to further questions, he said he had seen Darling on occasions when he considered that he was under the influence of liquor, and that on that basis he would not consider him so on the night in question. Asked about Darling’s capacity for liquor, he replied it was “tremendous”, and said he had known him to drink two quarts of whiskey in four hours, and then go out and sell insurance. Maternoski testified he had asked Jack Reifenreich, De Pere, to accompany Darling home in the station wagon, and that he had followed him a short distance when the station wagon turned around. When Maternoski asked why, Reifenreich told him they were going to the Old Dutch tavern on the Upper De Pere road. Then Maternoski went back to the hotel, he said…SAW MAIL BOX KNOCKED OVER: About 12:45, he saw Darling in the hotel again, and Ivan Mataya, bartender, informed him that Darling had said he thought he had struck something in Allouez. Maternoski and several others drove back to the vicinity of Allouez, Libal and Green avenues; on Green avenue he saw a mailbox that had been knocked over; and assumed that was what Darling had hit, he stated. Maternoski said he never had seen Darling when he considered he had too much to drink. “Have you heard that Darling was drunk on the night of Oct. 31?” Parins then asked. Maternoski replied he had not. “Then you’re the only one in Brown county who hasn’t,” the district attorney commented. Don Margraf, 18, filling station attendance across from the hotel, testified that the station wagon had been left there with instructions to “fill ‘er up.” He was off duty when the driver came for it, he said. He denied telling anyone that the man who left the station wagon was intoxicated. Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Eiken, 1120 S. Webster avenue, and F.M. Newell, 814 Oakdale avenue, De Pere, told of seeing Darling in the Union hotel bar, but denied that he appeared to be under the influence of liquor at that time. The inquest was recessed at noon to 2 o’clock. Jurors are George Vander Zanden, Walter Harring, Clem Kaster and Roderick McDonald, Green Bay, Don Primley, De Pere, and Ed Nooyen, town of Scott.
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - Are you a real Packer fan? If so, you have a date for 10:30 Saturday morning at the North Western depot and another for 11:55 Sunday night at the Milwaukee Road depot. Come rain or snow, the Packers will get a whooping citywide sendoff for their toughest engagement of the season – the battle with the hated Bears in Chicago’s Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. The sendoff, engineered by Green Bay’s new Quarterback club with the cooperation of the Minute Men, is being started at 10:30 to permit gathering of fans for receptions of the players as they arrive from the practice field earlier in the morning. The Packer band will be on hand to furnish music and a brief program will be held at 10:45 – 15 minutes before the train leaves. On the program will be remarks from Russ Leddy, master of ceremonies, Verne Lewellen, the all-time Packer punter representing the Quarterback club, and one or two of the players. Special arrangements are being made to hold the brief pep session on the east side of the Packer car so that fans can get a better view…REGARDLESS OF OUTCOME: A crowd of over 3,000 turned out for a sendoff before the Packer-Bear game last year in Chicago. The Packers went to Chi and gave the Bears a tremendous battle – only to lose, 7-6, on a missed point after touchdown. More than 6,000 fans are expected for the sendoff Saturday and approximately that number are expected for the “welcome home” Sunday night. About 5,000 turned out for the “welcome home” a year ago. Incidentally, the welcome home will be held regardless of the outcome of the game. The Packer band and the fire department will be on hand and a brief “return home” ceremony will be conducted. In Chicago, the Packers will be backed by approximately 3,000 Green Bay and Wisconsin residents. Over 2,000 tickets for the game were sold at the Packer ticket office and hundreds of other fans from the city are arranging for some of the remaining 3,300 tickets being sold in Chicago. A capacity crowd of 50,000 is expected for the contest…SECOND PLACE ANGLE: Though the Western division championship is virtually wrapped up by the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday’s contest will
OCT 31 (Milwaukee) - A solemn, drawling Alvin (Bo) McMillin, looking not unlike a professional mourner, said, "I don't see why they (the Packers) shouldn't win a lot of ball games if they play like they did today." The Kentucky-born head coach of the Detroit Lions uttered those painful (to him) words in the lobby of the Astor hotel just before leaving to board a chartered, Detroit-bound plane. "Yes," the former Indiana university coach repeated, "I don't see why they shouldn't win their share of ball games from now on." In answer to a query, he vouchsafed, "Yes, I thought they were just as rugged as I expected them to be. They played a fine ball game - a good, hard game." McMillin was bitter about the defeat, and well he might have been, for a victory would have meant much to the long-downtrodden Lions. Had they won, they could have returned to the Motor City with a two-game victory streak - their longest in over a decade...PICKS CANADEO, RHODEMYRE: "We did not capitalize on our opportunities," he moodily reflected, "and Green Bay did. You can't miss three field goals from reasonable distances and expect to win games. I was disappointed in our own play, particularly in our failure to capitalize on our opportunities," he continued, "and in our own defensive breakdown. We didn't tackle as thoroughly as we have, I don't think." What Packer players did he think did the most damage to the Lion hopes? "That Canadeo is a fine runner, " Bo replied without hesitation, and with greater emphasis, "a fine runner, a fine runner. And I though that Rhodemyre fellow played a good game."...The Packers player bus, needless to say, was the scene of unrestrained job and hilarity on the ride back to the Hotel Schroeder from State Fair park. Hearty slaps on the back, cries of Nice game ---," and interchange of congratulatory handshakes were the order of the day. "It was a great one to win," a smiling Curly Lambeau, who had been on the field telephone in the press box during the second half, told the players, adding, "but I darned near died during the last three minutes." At this juncture, a jubilant Tony Canadeo, who again stamped himself as one of the greatest ever to wear the Packer blue and gold, yelled, "How did you like that drive - 99 yards for a touchdown?" Actually, it was a 98-yard drive, but it goes without saying, nobody was in a mood to quibble about three feet - they were all much, much too happy. Seconds later, Lambeau remarked with a grin, "It's not so bad when you don't give away seven to 14 points." He added, with an air of determination, "We're all through being generous." "We're coming along," he went on. "And we'll get better and better. There are a lot of young fellows on this ball club and it takes time, but we're coming." Packer Asst. Coach Charley Brock, only one of the club's three active coaches available for comment, felt "they really tried today. I really do. They wanted to win this one. I think the quarterbacking was the best it's been all season."..."SOMETHING WE NEEDED": "I think the win," he continued, "was something that we needed. The boys have been trying hard for the last three Sunday. But simple mistakes that we made cost us those football games. We made a lot of mistakes today but we are fortunate enough to win. I think we have improved and I think we'll continue to improve. If we keep correcting the mistakes we make 
immortal Clarke HInkle, who played his last season (1941) when Tony was just a rookie...NEAR CLIFF BATTLES' MARK: In 72 games, Canadeo has gained 3,125 yards in 705 attempts to date - 735 less than Hinkle, who reeled off 3,860 yards in 1,171 attempts in 10 seasons or 112 games. Canadeo might well be leading the parade now but he missed the entire 1945 season and played in only two games in 1944 because of service in the Army. The Bay back is averaging 4.4 yards per carry on all-time basis. Per game, Tony averaged 43.4 yards. Canadeo is one of a few players in league history to gain more than 3,000 yards. Besides Hinkle and Van Buren, the league record book lists Cliff Battles, the former Boston star, who picked up 3,542 yards in 846 attempts for an average of 4.02 yards. Tony needs 418 yards to pass Battles...The Packers returned to the practice field near East High school this morning for a loosening up program. Most of the practice this week will be held in secret in the stadium. Secret practice means just one thing - a battle with the hated Bears. The renewal is scheduled in Chicago next Sunday afternoon. Two important items in this week's drills will be pass offense and pass defense. The Packers completed only five in 15 attempts against the Detroits and one or two more completions might have resulted in one or two more touchdowns. The pass defense permitted the Lions 16 completions in 33 attempts although the Lions were unable to actually score on a pass. Next Sunday, the Packers will oppose one of the league's ace passers in Johnny Lujack. The former Notre Dame quarterback hurled two TD throws, to J.R. Boone and Ken Kavanaugh, in the Bears' 17-0 victory over the Packers here last Sept. 25.
NOV 1 (Green Bay) - The Packer passing game is always good for discussion - this season particularly. One of the reasons it's a hot topic is that passing is so important to winning. Occasionally, a couple of modern pro teams will engage in an old fashion ground battle but in the end a pass will decide. How about that Bear-Packer classic in Chicago for example. The final score was 7 to 6 and both touchdowns came on - you guessed it - passes. The Packers and Detroit engaged in something of a tug-o-war in Milwaukee Sunday but the touchdown that gave Green Bay a 16-7 lead came on a pass from Jug Girard to Ted Cook. Still more intriguing is the fact that one Sunday a hot passing attack will bog down and the next Sabbath a cold air game will grow hot. It is hoped the Packer air games burns next Sunday. It couldn't skid any "worser" than in that opener with the Bears here when the Bays failed to complete an aerial. The Packers really work hard to complete an aerial. There was only one occasion against Detroit when a receiver was what you might call in the clear. That was on Girard's 22-yard TD throw to Cook. Lanky Ted was about three yards from the defensive Lion but was going away - toward the goal line. The other (4) completions (there were 15 attempts) were largely a credit to the receiver (the throws were in there) for even catching the ball because he generally was slapped down in the act of snatching or a fraction of a second thereafter. The picture inserted in this column give you the point. Cook actually held onto the ball although you can see that his fingers aren’t “wrapped” tightly around the pigskin as the tackler almost jarred him loose from the football. The success plan, it seems, would be to get those receivers like Don Hutson, the Bays never had to worry because Don could get “where they ain’t” by simply shifting into a different gear. Since the Packers don’t have a Hutson, they find it necessary to continually change their air offense to outguess the defense. Once the defense is outguessed and surprised, the air game starts rolling. Against the Cards, for instance, the Packers surprised everybody (including the Cardinals) by passing to the fullbacks who gained about 100 yards on four catches. We know the Packers are thoroughly equipped with every passing play possible – to the ends, fullback, halfback and even quarterbacks. It’s not a matter of passing to this back or that back or this end or that end, but a matter of throwing at any possible “holes” in the defense. Out of the 15 passes thrown against the Lions, nine were aimed at Cook (caught four), one at Nolan Luhn (caught one), one at Bill Kelley, one at Bob Cifers and one at Bob Forte. Two other passes were intercepted, both by Don Doll, the NFL’s top interception man with nine. The Packer passers (Jug Girard and Stan Heath) and the receivers are about 50-50 in the heartache department. Occasionally the throws are high or short and still occasionally good throws are dropped. One thing is certain: Everybody involved in the completion of a Packer pass is working hard in practice and one of these Sundays you’ll see some results.
NOV 1 (Milwaukee Journal) - Last week, this column published an open letter to Milwaukee sports fans in behalf of the Green Bay Packers. The response to that appeal was amazing - in the mail. Some of the letters were printed; more were not. With very few exceptions, the letter writers were loyal fans. Many suggested that a fund be raised to help save the Packers, and offered to contribute to it. Others urged a Tony Canadeo day at the season's last remaining game here against Pittsburgh November 20. That is a good idea. Through the letters, however, ran a theme of resentment at the way Milwaukee followers of the Packers have been treated, and we think that the Green Bay management should know about these complaints and do  something about them. A change of attitude might go a long way toward changing the situation here...AIR COMPLAINTS: Here are some typical comments by letter writers - the same writers who offered to contribute to save the Packers: "The majority of fans are very put out about the way ticket sales have been handled in Milwaukee...all the good seats sold someplace else before they're offered to the public." (This in a letter signed by 13 men.) "The prices are too high for a good many folks who are real Packer followers." "The people pricing the seats are causing their own downfall. Four dollars and eighty cents is a lot of money - $9.60 for a pair! - particularly when you pay the same price for a seat on the goal line or the 50 yard line." "We are not down on the Packers because of another losing season but because we are tired of being taken for suckers. We ordered tickets in July for the Bear game at Green Bay and sat behind the goal posts at $4.80 a seat, so we are content to let the other fish see games from $4.80 end zone seats while we relax in front of the radio." (This was signed by five.) " "The Packer brought this on themselves. Not once do I remember them ever promoting a game in any way except by offering tickets for sale." "Without a stadium, it's a wonder anyone goes to see the games with that deal at State Fair park." "Last season it took me more than an hour to get out of State Fair park after the Cardinal game...If the Packers had a sellout, it would take three hours to get home." "Let's face the truth. The Packers play at State Fair park because it has 35,000 seats. If they had as many at home, we Milwaukee fans would be right where we were from 1930 to 1940 - on the train or in our cars on the way to Green Bay Sunday mornings."...'FINANCING FOLLY': John Harres, 3005 N. Richards St., put his finger on the crux of the Packers' troubles when he wrote: "Pro football is involved in a war. Costs are up and the Packers are not the only team in financial trouble. George Halas, George Marshall and other National league owners are to blame for refusing to get together with the All-America conference. Why call Milwaukee fans cheap because they are not willing to finance this folly?" There is much food for thought in these letters. They cover the ground rather thoroughly. The complaints are justified. Milwaukee fans have to be sold on the fact that they are full partners with Green Bay fans, not just getting crumbs from Green Bay's table. To bring this about, everything will have to be split down the middle, and that means Milwaukee must have the Bear game every other season. Green Bay fans must be made to understand the necessity for this - that it is not a matter for community jealousy but for friendly cooperation, for they need Milwaukee fans as full partners if they do not want to lose the Packers, and the Packers need the sellout which the Bear game would be here and the season ticket sales it would induce. Settle the war with the All-America conference. Bring down your costs and your prices. Open up a permanent Milwaukee office in charge of a man who can convince Milwaukee fans that he will take care of their interests. And how about a Canadeo day on November 20?
NOV 1 (Green Bay) - "Man, those guys sure can block!" That's how Tony Canadeo explains his success as a Packer ball carrier. But Tony's teammates, to a man, are saying these days: "Man, that guy sure can hit." No matter how you look at it, the figures for the first half of the 1949 NFL season show Canadeo still No. 1 in the ground gaining race. Picking up 117 yards in 21 attempts, the Packers' 16-14 victory over Detroit Sunday, Canadeo has boosted his total to 549 yards in an even 100 trips in six games. Ranking behind the Packer left halfback are Steve Van Buren of Philadelphia with 451 yards and the Cardinals' Elmer Angsman with 430. The amazing Mr. Canadeo, who turned 30 years of age last May 5, figures his fat yardage total is a "tribute to the Packers; it's strictly on the house." The key blockers on Canadeo's right side runs are the right guards, Damon Tassos and Roger Eason; the right halfbacks, chiefly the two Bobs - Forte and Cifers; and the fullbacks, Walt Schlinkman, Ted Fritsch and Bob Summerhays on the real wide stuff. "But you can't leave out anybody," Canadeo said, adding that "everybody has been giving me wonderful protection."...FRACTURED HIS WRIST: Canadeo, who fractured his wrist early in the training season and then sweated out the five non-league games on the bench before opening against the Bears, does not feel any slower or faster than he did back in 1941 when he joined the Packers after collegiate action at Gonzaga. Tony's weight is as it always was and should be - 191 pounds. Probably one difference this season, however, over the last couple of years is that Canadeo has had a chance to rest some on defense. Which means that he is fresh when the Packers go on offense. Irv Comp, himself a left halfback, has been doing a great job on defense and it wasn't until last Sunday that Canadeo got his first real dose of defense when Comp was injured in the first quarter in Milwaukee. At that, Canadeo gained 117 yards. Incidentally, Comp has been operating under a terrific strain all week. His wife was near death in Milwaukee late Wednesday and Irv had to leave practice for the rest of the week, reporting Saturday night after his wife's condition had taken a turn for the better. At the moment, Canadeo is traveling at a record breaking clip. In the first six games, Tony averaged 91.5 yards per contest. A similar performance for the last half (six games) of the season would give him 1,092 yards, or 84 more yards than the single-season record of 1,008, established by Van Buren in 1947. Canadeo easily ranks as one of the Packers' all-time ground gainers and he has a chance to pass the
NOV 1 (Green Bay) - Bernard (Boob) Darling, 45, of Green avenue in Alloeuz, surrendered to county authorities today in the investigation into the death of a 15-year old Allouez girl, hit by a car shortly after midnight, and who lay dying for four hours in a ditch while a number of people searched the area. The girl is Shirley Mae Trout, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Trout, 419 E. Mission road. Her battered body was found in a ditch in front of 331 E. Mission road at about 7:15 this morning. Coroner Alvin J. Dupont said that she had dies between 4:30 and 5 o’clock this morning. He said that her shattered wrist watch showed she had been struck at 12:15. She died from a skull fracture and a broken right leg…QUESTIONED BY PARINS: Darling, district manager for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance company here, a Big Ten football official and a star Packer center in the late 1920s, was questioned this noon by District Attorney Robert Parins and other country officials. Parins said he would have a statement to make after further investigation this afternoon. He was informed of the tragedy at about 11 o’clock this morning. No charges have been filed. Dr. Dupont said that, if the girl had been discovered immediately after the accident it was conceivable she 
NOV 3 (Green Bay) - The Packers near lost a football game because of spotty tackling in Milwaukee last Sunday. The Detroit Lions had fourth down and one yard to go on their 20-yard line late in the fourth quarter, and Bill Triplett went around his own left end and scooted 80 yards to a touchdown. In the process, the Negro flash slipped out of the clutches of at least four Packers – two near the line of scrimmage. A few seconds later, the Detroits drove deep into Packer territory for a field goal that would have given them a 17-16 victory. Fortunately, there was one good – and timely – tackle left. Right end Steve Pritko, a newcomer hereabouts, busted in and nailed Fred Enke for an 11-yard loss, thus putting the Lions out of “easy” field goal range. Incidentally, Pritko, who formerly played with the Los Angeles Rams and New York Bulldogs before replacing Don Wells, played quite a game against the Lions and, needless to say, Packer fans are looking for more of the same against the Bears in Chicago Sunday…COVER TAKEN OFF: Getting back to the tackling subject, the Packers went to the dummy for their usual midweek tackling and blocking practice Wednesday and discovered that somebody had played a Halloween trick. The protective cover on the dummy had been taken off and the rubber hose ripped loose – apparently the work of some Halloween pranksters Monday night. The dummy is located on the East High practice field near the stadium. The dirty work wasn’t noticed until today because Tuesday’s drill – a light loosening up session – was held in the stadium. Wednesday’s practice was held in the open field because the stadium turf was pretty well soaked from rain and snow. The Packer training department went to work on the dummy Wednesday afternoon and the no-nothing was absorbing blocks and tackles this morning…The 63rd meeting between the Packers and Bears will be witnessed by upwards of 48,000 fans in Wrigley field – the largest crowd of the 1948 season there. Over 2,000 fans from Green Bay will make the trip. Other Green Bay fans planning to attend are urged to act quickly because only 3,300 tackles remain to be sold in Chicago…Both clubs may be slightly official conscious Sunday what with complaints emerging from the Bear and Packer camps on the officiating in two games on the west coast the past two Sundays. The Packers lost out there, 35 to 7, a week ago last Sunday in a battle that saw one “raw” decision and one complete miss. Last Sunday, the Bears claim the officials muffed an interference penalty that developed into the Rams scoring the winning touchdown, 27-24. The Packers never did make any public announcement condemning the “stationary” west coast officials but Bear Coach George Halas blasted them unmercifully in Chicago papers Monday and Tuesday and again today. Members of the west coast crew – Referee Rawson Bowen, Umpire Cletus Gardner, Head Linesman Jacques Grenier, Back Judge Norman D. Duncan and Field Judge Rockwell Kemp – reside in the Los Angeles area. They have no other pro grid assignments other than the Ram 
NOV 3 (Green Bay) - Much has been said pro and con about the playing of Packer games in Milwaukee; the attendance there; and the professional football situation in general. Without taking sides, we’d like to present both views of the Milwaukee setup and touch on other points along the way. Attendance at last Sunday’s Packer-Detroit game in Milwaukee, 10,855, has resulted in many Green Bay fans asking the question: Why can’t all six league games be played in Green Bay?” Let’s use John Jones, the salesman at any local store, as an example. Mr. and Mrs. Jones attended all three Packer games at City stadium at a cost of $28.80 which includes two $4.80 seats ($9.60) for each game. Now, the question is: Will Jones be willing to double that amount ($57.60) if six games are presented at City stadium each season. Think it over. The Packers, being a $500,000 business, must have some assurance – especially in these high-salaried days – that City stadium will be virtually sold out for all six home games. Sellouts at the stadium assure the Packers of enough profit to absorb any road losses. Most of you Bay residents will recall that in 1933 the Packers played all six games at the stadium. It can be added that half of the games produced virtual sellouts. Attendance at the other three were considered poor. The split in games with Milwaukee started the next season. The season of 1933 indicated that this area could not absorb a full league schedule. However, possibly some inducement would be worked out that might guarantee the Packer of sellouts for all six games at City stadium. As an example, maybe the price of a six-game season ticket ($57.60) could be reduced to $50 or $52. Start the 
gave the Pack the upper hand and guard Mike Michalske’s interception and run for a TD won the battle in Chicago. Lambeau also answered questions in regard to the financial condition of the Bays and the Milwaukee situation. The coach blamed the pro grid war as the start of the Packers’ financial difficulties but added that “we think there will be peace by the start of 1950”. He pointed out: “We’ve lost money but other clubs have lost much more.” Concerning Milwaukee, Lambeau said that “we did well there until after the Card game last year.” He declared that “we’d like to play all of our games in Green Bay.”
NOV 4 (New York) - One of the reasons why Notre Dame is a perennial college gridiron power is reflected today in the selection of NFL all-star teams – on which former South Bend stars took six spots as well as placing the only two rookies. The Fighting Irish get them big and they made them good, two prerequisites for pro football. All of which helps the midwest to dominate the NFL as well as the rival All America conference. The Los Angeles Rams, undefeated in league play, however, dominate the first team with four players chosen. The Chicago Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles took two spots with one each for the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh. The selections included two Packer representatives, one on the first team and the other on the second. Dick Wildung, in his fourth season, was named at right tackle on the first eleven and veteran Tony Canadeo, in the process of making his eighth season his best, was a second team choice at right halfback. Wildung, however, plays at left tackle and  Canadeo at left half. On these unofficial teams, chosen with the aid of coaches and scouts, only the Redskins are not represented despite the fact that Sammy Baugh is the league’s leading passer.
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - Remember the Packers’ 98-yard touchdown drive against Detroit last Sunday? Well, friends, it is our pleasure today to stretch that drive to 100 yards – for Green Bay’s personal records, at least. The movies of the game, shown at the Quarterback club’s sixth meeting at Vocational school last night, reveal that the campaign covered 100 yards of gridiron. You’ll never guess who removed the two yards from our boys. Rather than name names, we’ll just say the officials. The Packers had third down on the Detroit 31 when quarterback Jug Girard tossed a short pass to Nolan Luhn. The Packer right end caught the ball on 25 and was smacked on the 23 and pushed back to the 25. However, just as Luhn made the catch (on the 25) the time-happy official tossed his weighted hanky on the 25. The ball and Luhn advanced to the 23. The hanky hit the ground just as Luhn was being tackled which means that the time-happy official made up his mind before a Detroit player had even touched Luhn. Far be it from us to make a big fuss about two yards in a winning game, bus some one of these Sundays two yards might lost a contest. Most of the officials in the National have a hurry-up complex. This is brought on by Shorty Ray’s (he’s the league statistician) annual boast that “our officials put that ball in play faster than anybody”, or something to that effect. Officials at each game are timed by members of Ray’s staff and in their (the officials) haste to beat the watch they’re too quick with the whistle or hanky. The movies showed some outstanding line play at times by the guards and tackles and defensive ends in particular. Big Bob Summerhays, sort of a rover backing up the line on defense, showed plenty of promise. Bill Triplett’s 80-yard touchdown run late in the game, however, was rather disappointing from a Packer viewpoint. Five Bays missed tackles and three of them had excellent shot at the Lion Negro flash. Packer Advisory Coach Curly Lambeau, who narrated the film, took the platform to answer questions taken from the question box and read by former Packer halfback Joe Laws. The meeting was in charge of Chief Quarterback Jug Earp. One question asked: “Is Walt Schlinkman still with the Packers?” Curly answered naturally in the affirmative and added: “Walt is getting plenty of attention from Backfield Coach Bob Snyder every day. Walt's been just too overanxious which is the main reason he’s been in-motion so much. This, to some extent, has also resulted in his fumbling too much. One thing, you can’t beat Schlinkman guts and that’s’ what we like. He’s really got the desire.” In answer to a question whether or not the Packers are in good shape for Sunday’s game with the Bears, Curly said that Jug Girard, Stan Heath and Irv Comp are all injured – “hurting us awful lot in one spot”. The coach recalled a Packer-Bear game that ended 6-2, with the Bays winning. Eleven men played the entire game, and 10 were in condition. The 11th, end Milt Gantenbein, played with a broken wrist. Determination and guts 
the hit-and-run death of a 15-yard old Allouez girl early last Tuesday morning. After his refusal, directed by his attorneys, the inquest was recessed until 1:30 this afternoon. Darling, Allouez insurance man and former Packer, has pleaded innocent to two counts of negligent homicide and one of failing to stop after the accident which caused the death early Tuesday morning of Shirley Mae Trout of Allouez. The inquest began Friday morning and up to the recess this morning a total of 31 witnesses had been questioned. The coroner’s jury will return its verdict after the last of the witnesses is heard...SCHEDULED TO OFFICIATE: Darling, an official in the Big 10 conference, was supposed to referee the South Carolina-Marquette football game today. Because of the pending inquest, he notified the conference that he wouldn’t be able to be present. The three witnesses heard this morning were Beverly Johnson of Green Bay, Rita Mianecke of Allouez and Edna Rusch of the town of Hobart. All were in the Union hotel at De Pere when Darling came there late Monday night. They also testified that they participated in the search after Darling said he believed he had hit something. District Attorney Robert J. Parins asked each of the three young woman about Darling’s inability to locate the site of the accident. They replied that he appeared confused but testified that they could not say that he had had too much to drink…TALKED WITH MORRIS: Under questioning by Parins, Miss Johnson said that she had talked with Attorney Morris Wednesday afternoon and he had asked her to tell him what she saw. Parins asked whether Morris had told her to say anything and she replied that he did not. Miss Mianecke was asked whether she would know the location of the accident if she hit something. She replied that she had never been in the same situation so she couldn’t tell whether she would be able to locate the scene. Miss Rusch was questioned about the bent bumper on Darling’s car. She testified, however, that “I’ve already hit things and never bent the bumper.” Because it was Halloween, she said she didn’t think much of Darling’s story at the time that he may have hit something…TESTIFY TO DRINKING: Fifteen witnesses were examined Friday afternoon. Nearly all testified that Darling had been drinking, but was not intoxicated the evening before the accident. Last to see him was a neighbor, Mrs. Ray Dennisen, Allouez. Her husband testified Darling came to the Dennisen home about 10 o’clock to get his dog, and that there was nothing unusual in his behavior then. Merlin Bitters, 23, route 6, paper mill worker, was quoted by Attorney Bert Frederickson, another witness, as having told him that Darling was "falling down drunk" three hours before the accident. Bitters explained he had seen Darling eating in the Old Dutch tavern about 9:30; that he "slurped" the spaghetti, and Bitters gathered the impression he was intoxicated. His remark to Frederickson was "idle conversation", he said. "Do you want me to prosecute this man for drunken driving because he slurped his spaghetti?" District Attorney Parins demanded. Other witnesses who said Darling had been drinking but was not intoxicated included Jack Liebermann, proprietor, and Clayton Liebergen, bartender, at the Old Dutch tavern; Ivan Mataya and Ed Flynn, barmen at the Union hotel, De Pere, and Jack Reifenreich, Milwaukee, St. Norbert's college student, who drove Darling's station wagon from the Union hotel to the Old Dutch. He had been asked by friends to accompany Darling home, and saw nothing unusual in the request, he said. On the way, Darling said he wanted to go to Old Dutch for spaghetti. Reifenreich said Darling discussed the recent Illinois-Michigan game in which he had officiated, and appeared to be entirely lucid...COULDN'T DESCRIBE SITE: Mataya and Flynn testified that when Darling returned to the Union hotel about 12:45 and announced: "I think I hit someone." They assumed he meant he had been in a fist fight. He then explained he meant he hits someone with his car, and showed the damaged front of the station wagon. He was unable to describe the site of the accident, except that it was in Allouez. Flynn, Mataya and several others made a search of the town, found an overturned mailbox on Green avenue, and assumed that was what Darling had hit. They missed Mission road, where Shirley was lying in a ditch. Ed Vincent, 220 N. Wisconsin street, De Pere, denied having quoted Mataya was saying Darling was drunk at the time. Charles Dietsch, Allouez, Press-Gazette advertising man, who had been quoted previously by John Torinus, news editor, as having said, "Darling was in bad shape," explained that he meant Darling was not himself; that he was puzzled, like a man in shock, and appeared to be in terrible trouble, depressed and confused. Mrs. Dietsch corroborated her husband, adding: "He didn't look drunk to me." When she attempted to call William Morris, Darling's attorney, Mataya stopped her, she said, telling her: "Don't get him out of bed until we know there's a reason." Both Dietsch and his wife said they thought little of Darling's reported accident and thought he had hit only the mailbox, which was near his home. Anthony Van De Logt, another searcher, said Darling was nervous and confused, but "far, far from being drunk." He attributed Darling's inability to locate the site of the accident to his confusion. "If an accident happened to you within a few blocks of your home, don't you think you would be able to tell where it was?" asked Donald Primley, De Pere, a member of the jury. "I probably would," Van De Logt replies. "Then why couldn't he?" Primley demanded.
NOV 5 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers left for Chicago Saturday morning confident that by Sunday night they would be in a tie for second place in the western division of the National league. How's that, you say? They were in last place a week ago? Sure, that's just where they were. But they beat Detroit, 16-14, in Milwaukee last Sunday, which pulled them up to a third place tie with the Chicago Cardinals. Now all they need is to beat the Chicago Bears Sunday and they will be tied with the Bears for second place. If the Cardinals beat Detroit, the Cards, too, will be in on the tie. You're laughing, perhaps, at the thought of the Packers beating the Bears. You're thinking about that 17-0 pasting in the season's opener here back in September. But don't forget what happened a year ago. A year ago, the Bears won, 45-7, up here, and barely squeezed out a 7-6 victory at Chicago. In the opener this year Green Bay did not complete a pass all afternoon and Johnny Lujack tossed for two touchdowns and kicked a field goal. Since then Jug Girard has sharpened the Packer passing attack and Tony Canadeo has moved up front as the league's leading ground gainer. A crowd of 50,000 is expected for the 1:30 kickoff at Wrigley field.
NOV 5 (Chicago) - Bear-Packer time is approaching again. And that means the performance chart goes out the window, for these ancient pro football rivals always start from scratch. Previous records count for practically nothing. The Bears, despite the fact that they only a slim chance for the National League's western division title themselves, are and should be favorites over the Wisconsin team. Specifically Green Bay followers have three angles in building upset hopes: 1 - The Packers' reputation for rising up and playing over their heads against their No. 1 enemy, the Bears. Last year's return game at this same Wrigley Field best exemplifies this spirit or whatever it is. In the 1948 opener at Green Bay, it was murder. The Bears romped to a 45-7 victory. The Bays never got off the rocks until they squared off with the Halasmen again. Neither Halas nor his Bears will ever forget that one. They won all right, but by the tiniest of margins, 7-6. 2 - The Packers, although dropping a 17-0 duel in the opener this year, weren't too far off the Bear pace. The first half was scoreless, and the Lambeaumen were very much in the ball game until Johnny Lujack finally took command. 3 - The Packers looked like a real, honest-to-goodness ball club in beating the Detroit Lions at Milwaukee last Sunday. The revival was general, but particularly heartening was the nifty quarterbacking and all around play of Jug Girard and the continued upswing on the part of Tony Canadeo. Well, there's the picture.
NOV 5 (Chicago Tribune) - In the even tomorrow's game in Wrigley field between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers develops into the anticipated aerial battle, the Bears will be ready for their part of the attack. Johnny Lujack, Sid Luckman and George Blanda alternated in throwing during the prolonged practice session yesterday, and there was a noticeable attempt on the part of the trio to spot the various receivers before letting loose of the ball. The effort to improve in the accuracy department resulted from the campaign to reduce the number of interceptions by opponents. The figures on the two games with the Los Angeles Rams doubtless were responsible for the maneuver. In the game between the two teams in Chicago seven passes were intercepted and last Sunday in Los Angeles five pitched found their way into enemy hands. Reports on Green Bay's activities substantiate the belief that the Packers also will concentrate on passing with Jug Girard and Stan Heath taking care of the aerial offense, Indian Jack Jacobs will be used mostly on defense, if the Packers follow the pattern they employed against the Detroit Lions last Sunday in Milwaukee. With all the concentration on passing, the Bears have not lost sight of the fact that they will be pitted against the NFL's leading ground gainer in the person of Tony Canadeo. In his eighth season with the Packers, Canadeo now leads with 549 yards on 100 attempts for an average gain per try of 5.5. Lujack, the Bears' sophomore quarterback, will attempt to overtake the veteran Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins. Baugh leads the league's passers with 69 completions out of 120 passes for 1,131 yards, a 57.5 percentage, and 12 touchdowns. Lujack, in second place, has completed 59 out of 151 for 1,187 yards, a 52.3 percentage, and nine touchdowns.
OCT 6 (Milwaukee Journal) - Second place in the western division of the National League, or at least a tie for second place, beckoned the Green Bay Packers Saturday night as they arrived here for the second game of their annual home and home series with the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. The game will start at 1:30 o'clock. Off the season's record there was little to indicate that the Packers might come through, but the record meant little to them. They were confident. This has always been a game apart from all of the others and the dope has been kicked around in it as often as not. Chicago ruled a two touchdown favorite. The Packers will step out with two victories and four defeats, the Bears with three victories and three defeats. In their earlier meeting, at Green Bay, the Packers bowed, 17-0, in a game which they failed to complete a single pass and in which Johnny Lujack of the Bears tossed two touchdown passes and added a field goal and both extra points. A victory for the Packers and they, the Bears and the Cardinals - the Cardinals if they beat Detroit Sunday - will all be tied for second place. Each will have won three and lost four. Los Angeles, undefeated in six games, has almost a stranglehold on the western division lead. Green Bay's hopes Sunday rest largely on the team's improved all-around play recently, especially in passing, in the running of Tony Canadeo's - he leads the league at the moment in individual ground gaining - and in Packer spirit, which always flares in this game. Green Bay's spirit especially may be a big factor for it was well fed by the victory over Detroit in Milwaukee last Sunday while the Bears bowed in a bruising "must" game for them with the Rams in Los Angeles. It could be that the Bears will be "down". Both teams were in excellent physical shape. Halfback George Gulyanics who, it
was feared, suffered a shoulder separation in the battle with the Rams last week, was not as seriously injured as first feared and will be ready for full time duty.
OCT 6 (Chicago Tribune) - Although the fact they are on the same gridiron is sufficient incentive for victory, two other items will serve to fan the flame of rivalry when the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears line up for battle in Wrigley field at 1:30 p.m. today for the 62nd renewal of the series between these pioneers of the NFL. First and foremost, the Bears, although they have lost three games, refuse to admit they are out of the race for the western division title. Then the Packers, who have dropped four decisions, envision an opportunity to tie the Bears for second place. A crowd of approximately 50,000 will jam Wrigley field for today's game, and traditional battles of the past provides the magnet. Professional football fans know that regardless of the respective standings of the Bears and Packers, these two teams are always up for this battle. The Bears' front office last night emphasized that the game had not reached sellout proportions. All tickets not disposed of at closing time last night will go on sale at 9 a.m. today at Wrigley field. This includes regular, field, partial vision and standing room seats. Final preparations for today's game by the Bears and the Packers indicate these venerable opponents will take to the air early and often. Although Johnny Lujack, second ranking passer in the league behind Sammy Baugh, is schedule to start on offense, the veteran, Sid Luckman, and the rookie, George Blanda, also will be ready for assignment. The Packers, through a shift in strategy, have placed the passing burden on the arms of Jug Girard and Stan Heath. Indian Jack Jacobs, who has been responsible for the Packers' passing attack ever since being acquired from the Washington Redskins three years ago, has been used on defense of late. The Bear line will have two outstanding targets - Tony Canadeo and Ted Fritsch. Canadeo is leading the league in ground gaining with 549 yards in 100 attempts for an average gain of 5.5 yards. If today's game follows the course of previous National league contests, it might be a case of one team winning the statistical battle and the other taking the game. The Bears, in winning three and losing the same number, have totaled 140 points and yielded 121 to their six opponents. The Packers have amassed 66 and yielded 153. The Bears, since the series started in 1921, have won 34, lost 22 and tied 5. The Packers haven't beaten the Bears since the first game of the 1947 series, but the battles during the last two years have been indicative of the rivalry. After dropping the first game in 1947, 29 to 20, the Bears won the second, 20 to 17. Last year, the Chicagoans triumphed, 45 to 7, in the first game, but has to be satisfied with a 7 to 6 triumph in the second. This year, the Bears won, 17 to 0, in Green Bay on September 25.
NOV 5 (Green Bay) - Three little words - Beat the Bears - worked on the minds of the Green Bay Packers today as they headed for Chicago and their 63rd football meeting with the hated Bears in Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. Those three little words were boomed all over the North Western depot and surrounding area at 11 o'clock this morning by thousands of fans who gathered to giver the squad a citywide sendoff. To add the college-like spirit, the Packer band played and there were talks by Verne Lewellen of the Quarterback club, sponsor of the occasions, Master of Ceremonies Russ Leddy and several players. A number of big signs reading "Beat the Bears" were carried by fans. Win, lose or draw, the Packers will given a big "welcome home" greeting when they arrive back in Green Bay at 11:55 Sunday night at the Milwaukee Road depot. The Packer band, fire department and thousands of fans will be on hand. The friendly cheers this morning were the last they'll hear until Sunday night. Roughly 47,000 of the estimated attendance of 50,000 at the NFL game no doubt will be pulling for the "home" team - the Bears. The remaining 3,000 - the number of tickets sold to Packer fans - obviously will have a tough time vocally competing with 47,000. The cold individuals who select the winners have picked the Bears a 14 1/2-point favorite to post their fifth straight victory over Green Bay since the Packers won the 1947 opener, 29-20. Since, the Bears won 20-17, 45-7, 7-6 and 17-0. The Packers enter the game with a 2-4 record while the Bears split even in six starts. The Bays have designs on second place and the Bears still have hopes of catching the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams (6-0). A victory for Green Bay would put them into a second place tie with the Bears...RECALL 7-6 CONTEST: The Bears are looking for a terrific struggle. Coach George Halas has reminded his boys of a similar situation a year ago when a 21-point underdog tam went into Chicago and battled the Bruins to a 7 to 6 standstill. Ed Cody's miss of the extra point ruined chances of a tie for the Bays. Incidentally, Cody was released by the Packers earlier this year and signed later on by the Bears. He's expected to carry some of the fullback load in Sunday's game. Injuries to key players have reduced Packer chances sharply. Ace defensive back Irv Comp, who sustained torn ligaments in his leg, had to be placed on the reserve list. This means that Tony Canadeo, whose activities had been confined to offense, also must work in Comp's spot on defense. Canadeo leads the league in ground gaining and is counted on to give the Packers a ground life on Sunday. Furthermore, quarterback Jug Girard, who engineered the Packers' 16-14 victory over the Detroit Lions last Sunday, may see little action because of a ??? injury. Other injured players include quarterback Stan Heath, fullback Bob Summerhays and guard Paul Burris. If Girard aggravates his injury, Jack Jacobs may move into the important quarterback spot. Jack also paces the defensive backfield. He played a terrific game in that position against the Bears in Green Bay last Sept. 25...GULYANICS REPORTEDLY HURT: The only reported injury out of the Bear camp was the shoulder bruise of halfback George Gulyanics. Reportedly, end Ed Sprinkle was injured in the Ram game last week. Quarterback Johnny Lujack has been troubled by a  shoulder in the last two weeks but has been playing.  With injuries in the backfield, the Packers will need  extra help from their big forward wall - a unit that gave the Bears all they could handle in the league opener this year. With the "arrival" of Steve Pritsko in the Lion game, the Packer defensive ends are back in form - what with Larry Craig starring at left. Tackles Dick Wildung and Paul Lipscomb, guards Red Vogds, Paul Burris, Damon Tassos and Roger Eason and centers Jay Rhodemyre and Ed Neal will carry the bulk of the line load. New at center will be Roger Harding, who was signed Saturday, to replace rookie Ralph Olsen who was plenty of pro experience - the Rams, Eagles, Lions and Bulldogs. Both clubs are expected to pass - but plenty. The Packers spent half their drills this week working against the Bears' air attack which accounted for two TDs in the first game this year. The Packer air corps is still something of a question mark, only five passes being completed against Detroit. In that opener with the Bears, the Packers failed to complete a pass in 13 attempts...GAME NOTES: The Packers will headquarter at the Knickerbocker hotel tonight. Game time is set for 1:30 and the broadcast over WJPG, the Press-Gazette radio station, will start at that time. The Packers practiced passing during a heavy snowfall Friday morning. Most of the players were stocking caps. The southern boys made no bones about Wisconsin weather during the drill. The big National league contest sends the unbeaten Rams against the once-beaten Eagles. That one defeat was administered by the Bears, all of which gives you an idea of the struggle Green Bay faces. Two touchdowns and two extra points will give the Packers an even 700 points registered in the 63 games against the Bears, who have scored a total of 908. The Bears, with a 35-22 edge, are the only team in the National league to hold a winning margin on Green Bay.
NOV 5 (Green Bay) - Bernard (Boob) Darling refused late this morning to testify at the coroner’s inquest into