GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - The Green Bay Packers combined a tremendous defensive performance with two five-foot, nine-inch good luck charms for a well-deserved 12 to 10 NFL victory over the Philadelphia Eagles before 10,147 in Marquette stadium here Saturday afternoon. It would have been an injustice to lose this one because the Eagles got all of their points for free – a field goal after a recovered fumble and a touchdown on a runback of an intercepted pass. But the Packer defense, which limited the Eagles to only 126 yards – a measly 56 by rushing and 70 by passing – finally was rewarded like this: With little more than seven minutes left in the game and the Eagles leading 10-6, the Packers forced Adrian Burk to punt for the seventh time from the 23. The Packers’ 5-9 linebacker, Deral Teteak, smashed through the line like a shot, actually waited a split second in front of Burk and then blocked the boot just below his chest. Big John Martinkovic fielded the ball on the first bounce and lumbered about nine yards into the end zone with two Eagles attached for a wonderful teedee. The Packer defense, aroused to an even higher pitch, stopped the Eagles could the rest of the way. And late Sunday, the Bays found themselves in a handsome three-way tie with the Chicago Bears (next Sunday’s opponents) and Los Angeles Rams, each with 3-3 records. Teteak’s 5-9 magic mate Sunday was little Breezy Reid – the Packers’ only consistent player on offense. Reid, laid low by injuries earlier in the season, caught a 24-yeard touchdown pass from Babe Parilli to give the Packers a 6-3 lead in the first quarter and finished the afternoon with 80 yards in 15 attempts – easily the best rushing show of the day for both teams. The Packer defense was positively magnificent and it was a life-saver for the sputtering offense, which muffed three scoring opportunities deep in Eagle territory. The Eagles, who had ripped the New York Giants’ mighty defense for two clean touchdowns a week ago, penetrated Packer grass only once all afternoon under their own power and then only to the Bay 46.
PLAYING FIRST LEAGUE GAME
The Bays’ defensive wall revolved around two rookie tackles, Dave Hanner and Tom Johnson, who was playing his first league game, and the two hard-tackling ends, Ab Wimberly and Martinkovic. Pivoting the five-man group was the old battle horse, Ray Bray, and behind him were Bob Forte on the left side, Teteak in the middle and stranger Hal Faverty on the right. Working in the deep slots were Bobby Dillon, Dan Sandifer and Clarence Self, who played the last two and a half quarters with a broken finger. Occasionally, Dom Moselle worked into a defensive pattern when the Bays changed from a 5-3-3 to a 6-1-4 and other alignments. So sharp was the combined work of the line and the deep defenders that pinpoint passer Bobby Thomason, the former Packer, completed only four out of 23 passes for 49 yards. The Packer defense had to be terrific Sunday because the Bay offense was in a generous mood. The ground gaining corps fumbled six times, lost four of them to their alert defense-minded foes, and had two passes intercepted. The first lost fumble, by fullback Fred Cone, resulted in a 3-0 lead for Philly in the first four minutes of the game, Bobby Walston booting the field goal from the 23. Two later fumbles gave the Eagles position inside the Bay 35 but each time the mighty defense smashed down the threat – the last early in the fourth quarter when the pressure was really on. The Packer defense didn’t have a chance to stop the Eagles’ only TD with little more than four minutes gone in the fourth frame. Quarterback Tobin Rote, back to pass to Jim Keane, overshot the receiver and the ball went smack into the hands of Russ Craft, who returned 32 yards into pay dirt. The Packers displayed the only real offensive burst of the day and, in the end, it paid off. They carried 73 yards in three swift plays for what seemed like an “easy” touchdown. The Bays got position on their own 43 but a holding penalty set them back on the 27. Cone ripped the left side for 10 after which end Bill Howton made a circus catch of a Babe Parilli pass on the Eagle 21, a gain of 42 yards. Parilli faked the defense to a momentary standstill and then hurled a strike to Reid all alone in the end zone for the score. Cone delivered the extra point on the first kick but the Bays were holding so he tried and missed again from the 28. This kick was off the mark but the Eagles were offside. He tried again from the 23 and it was wide again. Cone kept the pressure on the Packers on the kick after the second TD with another miss. (The second muff gave the Eagles a chance to win on a field goal, 13-12). After Martinkovic’s TD, Cone’s first try was below the crossbar but the Eagles were offside and Fred’s second try bounced back off the right upright. This was the puntingest game in pro football in years, the two clubs delivered a total of 21 punts – which seemed like a record for the present style of wide open football. The record, incidentally, of 31 punts by two teams in the same game was established by the Bears and Packers back in 1933. The Packers kicked nine times Sunday, with Parilli averaging 44 yards, and the Eagles’ Adrian Burk booted 12 for an average of 42. The statistics reveal what an injustice it would have been if the Packers had lost. The Bays out-figured their opponents all the way – first downs, 13-9; yards rushing, 137-56; yards passing, 153-70; total yards, 290-126; passes completed, 10 out of 35 for the Bays and seven out of 31 for the Eagles. The Packers got the fumble fever immediately after forcing the Eagles to punt after the opening kickoff. Tony Canadeo muffed a pitchout from Parilli and Cone recovered, but on the next play Cone fumbled and Vic Sears recovered on the Bay 28. Goldston ran to the Bay nine where it looked like curtains, but Wimberly slammed Stevens for a seven-yard loss and Walston finally kicked a field goal. Parilli and Burk each punted twice as the defenses took charge, the Packers getting the best of the kicking argument with position on their own 43. Cone gained two but the Packers were holding and the ball went back to the 27. Cone drove hard around left end for 10 after which Howton made a leaping catch of Parilli’s 42-yard pitch to the Eagle 21. Reid’s TD catch and Cone’s muffs on the extra point followed. Just before the first quarter ended, Faverty recovered two fumbles. The first gave GB position on the 24 but the net “gain” was a field goal try from the 29 by Bill Reichardt which was blocked. The second gave the Packers nifty position on the Eagle 26 as the second quarter opened. Canadeo hit for two and Rote hurled to Mann for 19 to the 5. But the Eagles stiffened and Rote’s fourth down pass was incomplete in the end zone. In the next 10 minutes, Parilli punted five times and Burk four as the two defenses started to boil. The one break from punting was an interception of a Thomason pass by Dillon. Burk, on his third punt, belted the ball 58 yards out of bounds on the Packer 10 and, on the next down, Parilli quick-kicked 42 yards to relieve the pressure. The Packers made the only two first downs in the period. The first was on Rote’s 19-yard throw to Mann and the second was on a 15-yarder from Parilli to Keane. The Packers made two drives early in the third quarter, but both petered out – one on a 54-yard field goal try by Reichardt. Parilli “snuck” an inch for a first down, and Reid hammered the left side for 13 to midfield but the attack stalled and Reichardt’s kick fell short. A moment later, Cone and Raid ran for 11 from the 26 and Parilli completed a 23-yarder to Mann to the Eagle 40, but Cone fumbled and Kilroy recovered on the Eagle 46. The Packer defense got tougher as they rushed in and forced Thomason to make a poor pitchout which Forte recovered on the Eagle 32. But it went for naught as Parilli's pass was intercepted by Jarmoluk. Burk and Parilli went on another punting spree as the game moved into the fourth quarter. On the second play of the period, Rote, back in the spread, fumbled and Sears recovered on the Packer 23. But the Bay defense kept the situation in hand as Martinkovic slammed Burk back 12 yards. Walston tried a field goal from the 42, but it went wide. The heat went on the defense shortly as Reid fumbled and the Eagles recovered on the Packer 32. Wimberly smacked Thomason for a 12-yard loss and the Eagles got a 15-yard penalty for moving an ineligible receiver (a lineman) downfield. Burk finally punted and the stage was set for the interception runback of Rote's pass by Craft. The Packers, behind for the second time, 10-6, retaliated with a first down on Parilli's 10-yard pass to Mann, but Parilli soon had to punt, the ball rolling out of bounds on the Eagle 25. The Packer defense held the Eagles to one yard in three tries after which Teteak and Martinkovic put on their heroics. Teteak continued to play the hero's role by making a diving interception of a Thomason pass on the Eagle 30. The Packers moved only five yards so Reichardt missed another field goal from the 39. The kick went short and Martinkovic downed it on the Eagle 1-yard line. With 99 yards to go, the Eagles slammed for two first downs before the Packers stopped Thomason's passes and took the ball on downs on the Eagle 29. To run out the clock and prevent fumbles, the ball was handed to glue-fingered Canadeo for the last two plays.
PHILADELPHIA -   3   0   0   7  -  10
GREEN BAY    -   6   0   0   6  -  12
                  PHILADELPHIA     GREEN BAY
First Downs                  9            13
Rushing-Yards-TD       33-56-0      45-137-0
Att-Comp-Yd-TD-Int 7-31-70-0-2 10-34-153-1-2
Sacked-Yards              6-52          4-37
Net Passing Yards           18           116
Total Yards                 74           253
Fumbles-lost               3-3           6-4
Turnovers                    5             6
Yards penalized           4-36          8-71
SCORING
1st - PHIL - Bobby Walston, 23-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 3-0
1st - GB - Reid, 21-yard pass from Parilli (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-3
​4th - PHIL - Russ Craft, 30-yard interception return (Walston kick) PHILADELPHIA 10-6
4th - GB - Martinkovic, 5-yard blocked punt return (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 12-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Breezy Reid 15-80, Fred Cone 15-27, Tony Canadeo 15-27, Tobin Rote 1-7, Babe Parilli 2-4, Bobby Jack Floyd 2-4
PHILADELPHIA - Ralph Goldston 8-27, John Huzvar 13-23, Bobby Thomason 4-7, John Brewer 1-2, Al Pollard 2-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Babe Parilli 27-8-125 1 TD 1 INT, Tobin Rote 7-2-28 1 INT
PHILADELPHIA - Bobby Thomason 23-4-49, Adrian Burk 5-2-21, Fred Enke 3-1-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Howton 3-59, Bob Mann 3-50, Breezy Reid 1-21 1 TD, Jim Keane 1-16, Tony Canadeo 1-5, Bobby Jack Floyd 1-2
PHILADELPHIA - Bobby Walston 3-30, Don Stevens 2-19, Bud Grant 1-19, John Huzvar 1-2
and 1951 and has three this campaign. "When Blanda's kick was 30 yards from the target Sunday I knew it was going to be good," says Coach George Halas. "The pictures show that his form was perfect. He had his ankle locked - making his leg straight as a ramrod." Blanda credits Whizzer White for his two recent long successful kicks. He booted a 50 yarder against Dallas three weeks ago. "Whizzer holds the ball just right for me," says George. "I like to have the lacing up and pointed toward the goal posts. White is able to put the ball in that position and it serves as a sort of guide." All of the Bears' cripples will be ready for the Packers. Quarterback Bob Williams suffered no broken ribs in the 49er game, x-rays disclosed. John Hoffman, who had an operation on his broken nose, worked out yesterday. John Dottley still is limping from a leg injury, but declares he'll be fit. Dick Barwagen has recovered from a banged up ankle. The Packers haven't won in Wrigley field since they upset the great Bear team of 1941.
FANS PLANNING TONY CANADEO 'DAY'
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - Fans and friends are planning "Tony Canadeo Day" here for the veteran backfield star when the Green Bay Packers play the Dallas Texans here November 23. Canadeo has announced he intends to retire after this season. The contest with the Texans will be the Packers' last home game of the year and Canadeo's final game before crowds that have watched him play for the Packers for 11 years. A committee of 15 businessmen are scouting up funds for an "appropriate gift" to be presented to Canadeo at a ceremony before kickoff. Head coach Gene Ronzani has approved the special attention. "I don't know of anyone who deserves a special day more than Tony," Ronzani said. Canadeo will the first Packers so honored before a Green Bay crowd. Other Packers received gifts at home games played in Milwaukee.
Green Bay Packers (3-3) 12, Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) 10
Sunday November 2nd 1952 (at Milwaukee)
 were off the mark and the other was blocked. Going into Sunday's game, Cone had kicked 16 straight extra points. Reichardt has now attempted eight field goals and connected only twice. Cone tried a field goal in the Dallas game and missed. Reichardt kicked a 32-yard field goal in the Dallas game and a 35-yarder in the Detroit contest. A 40-yard attempt in the Bear game was blocked and a 13-yard try in the heart-breaking Los Angeles loss was wide.
PACKER DRAFTEE AMONG NOMINEES FOR ALL-AMERICAN
NOV 5 (Richmond, VA) - The Southern board of nominators came up with seven more names in the weekly screening of area football talent for All-America consideration. Today's nominations included guard Tom Barton and halfback Billy Heir of Clemson (a Packer draft pick), quarterback Gerry Barger of Duke, end Lou Weidensaul of Maryland, quarterback Marshall Newman of North Carolina, quarterback and guard Clyde Picard of Wake Forest. Thirty-seven players have now been nominated from the Southern conference area. The board continued to heap lavish praise on five unanimous selections - tackle Ed Meadows and quarterback Worth Lutz of Duke, Jack Scarbath and Dick Midzelewski of Maryland and end Tom Scott of Virginia.
SIZZLING PRO FOOTBALL RACE MAY BRING TIE
NOV 5 (Chicago Tribune) - Results of the big election will be known today, but the balloting will continue into
December in the most sizzling NFL race in years. After Sunday's games, a four team deadlock in the American conference or a two team tie in the National conference are possibilities. There can't be both because clubs of opposite conferences are involved. If the Cleveland Browns lose to the Chicago Cardinals, the New York Giants lose to the San Francisco 49ers, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Washington Redskins, the four way impasse will develop among the Browns, Giants, Cardinals and Eagles. If the 49ers, leading the National division with a 5 and 1 record, are beaten by the Giants, and the second place Detroit Lions, 4 and 2, whip the Steelers, the results will be a two way tie. Considering the up and down curve of most of the clubs to date, one of the two projected developments is likely. Only the ineffectiveness of the Dallas Texans among the 12 teams prevents more intricacies. This club is at least consistent. As the New York Yanks last season, it lost five and tied one in its first six contests. The Texans have dropped their first six this year. In the National conference the Bears and Rams are far off their 1951 pace. The 49ers have made the greatest improvement. Cleveland and the New York  ​Giants, setting the pace in the American division the third straight year, are slightly in arrears of their 1951 first half performance. The Cards have been the most improved team in this section. The Detroit Lions seem to be more favorably placed for the six remaining games in the National conference than the other contenders. First, they are through playing the 49ers, who saddled them with their two losses. Only the Bears seem capable of preventing the Lions from sweeping their remaining six games. These teams will meet twice. The Lions' other opponents are Pittsburgh, Dallas (twice), and Green Bay. The 49ers have two games remaining with an improving Los Angeles team and one each with the Giants, Redskins, Steelers and Packers. The Bears have the two matches with the Lions and one each with the Packers, Rams, Texans and Cardinals. Remaining games for the Giants and Browns appear to be a standoff. Cleveland has two with the Cards and one apiece with the Giants. The Giants have two with the Redskins and one each with the 49ers, Packers, Steelers and Browns. The Bears launched preparations yesterday for Sunday's game in Wrigley field against the Packers. Bob Williams, shaken up in the game at San Francisco, will be able to play. It is expected that John Hoffman, veteran end and defensive back, and John (Kayo) Dottley, fullback, who missed the fun with the 49ers, also will be available.
reminded him that, "We're in a bad way for halfbacks because Jim Parmer dislocated his shoulder today. I think Steve (Van Buren) will be back - and we need Steve. I don't think he'll play anymore this season, but I'm definitely planning on him for next year." He termed the blocked punt that made the ultimate difference "just one of those things. It's the third time that's happened to us this season. The Giants blocked one against us last Sunday and the Rams blocked one in an exhibition game when we beat 'em." The defeat, he felt, was a demonstration of "How terrifically the league is balanced and how important every game is. Anything can happen." As another illustration, he cited the Washington Redskins' recent surge after a poor start. "I think Marshall has put the fear of God into his players - they'd better play or else. And that's what it's coming to. You've never seen competition so keen. This league is a wild scramble," Trimble declared. "We certainly haven't given up any hope. If we'd won this one, we'd have been in good shape. And we certainly weren't looking beyond this ball game. We expected it to be the toughest game on our schedule and it was."..."At least we can go back to Green Bay now." This comment from Babe Parilli, as he struggled out of his jersey, probably summed up what was in the mind of every player in the Marquette stadium dressing room. Fittingly, the defense came in for most of the bouquets. "Good thing we had a defense," Tarz Taylor growled while Breezy Reid told Bob Forte, "The defense won the ball game." In another corner, Dave (Trapper) Stephenson smiled, "Best defensive game we've played this season - the boys didn't make a mistake." And burly Dick Afflis echoes, "No, sir, not one mistake." Elsewhere, big Howie Ruetz, standing quietly near the wall, beamed his pleasure. The big Racine tackle, who has lost 10 pounds, is still recuperating from an appendectomy. In still another corner of the noisy room, veteran Ray Bray was congratulating rookie tackle Tom Johnson, who has been sidelines with an injury, on his performance in his first league game. "You're going to be all right," Bray told him. "You're going to be a good football player. Next year, I'll be watching you." Though he naturally found the victory a pleasant development, Head Coach Gene Ronzani was not as happy as you might have expected. Relaxing in his Hotel Schroeder suite, Gene was outspokenly concerned over the epidemic of fumbleitis that has struck his proteges. "If the Packers stop giving the other team breaks we'll be tough all the way down the line," he vowed, "but you can't fumble and throw passes for interceptions and still win consistently. Our defense won the ball game, there's no question about that."...Bob Forte, the Packers' veteran captain, made a unique pledge to Tony Canadeo in the fourth quarter. Beckoning Tony to the sidelines during a timeout, he said, "If you score now, they (the Eagles) won't get another power, I promise you." As it developed, the Packers subsequently score - but it was the defense which turned the trick with the blocked punt - and then upheld Forte's end of the "bargain" by holding the Eagles scoreless the rest of the way...Fred Cone received a strenuous workout in the extra point department. He was forced to attempt the conversion following the Packers' first touchdown three times and twice more after the second TD. The Packers were charged with holding on his first try following that opening score and a penalty of 18 yards was levied. Philadelphia was offside on the second try, which was wide, and the third sailed to the left of the posts. Three football, incidentally, were lost to the customers in this "series". Cone's first boot after the second TD was low, but the Eagles again were offside, and the second kick hit the right hand post. Cone also was plagued before the opening kickoff when a strong wind twice blew the ball off the tee...Two rare "exchanges" occurred in the first quarter. On the first, the ball arched out of Cone's first - as he was hit hard just in bounds - and into the waiting arms of Ronzani. Minutes later, Ace Loomis fielded a punt and the ball popped into the air. Bob Forte, coming up from the rear, gathered it in without breaking stride. So deftly was it done that it looked for all the world like a play...A dispute rose when Bobby Dillon intercepting a Philadelphia pass in the second quarter and was run back 15 yards into Packer territory by Bob Walston, the intended receiver, in making the tackle. Tony Canadeo complained bitterly to the officials, insisting that the ball should have been dead at the point of interception, but without success...A well-dressed gentleman approached Canadeo in the lobby of the Hotel Schroeder Saturday evening with this brash salute, "Well, Tony Canadeo, you old so-and-so. You don't know me but one of my buddies served in the same Army camp with you. Still playing football, eh?" the stranger continued, adding, "you must be nearly 45 by now. When are you going to quit?" Tony, whose prematurely gray hair has evoked many such comments from those who are not aware he is still a young man, responded jocularly, "Oh, I'm going to play three or four more years." Not knowing what to make of the answer, the "uninvited guest" dropped the subject, then told Tony, "You know, 18 people from my hometown, Ludington, Mich., came over here today just to see you play tomorrow."..When the expression "Kilroy Was Here" was originated, the author undoubtedly didn't have Frank Kilroy, Eagle guard, in mid. But it could have been applied to him yesterday for he was very much in evidence, recovering two fumbles and intercepting a pass for the Philadelphians..."The Three Bears", as represented by three midgets masquerading as bruins, staged a comic ball handling demonstration between halves and simultaneously as a reminder of the Packers' upcoming engagement with Chicago's Monsters of the Midway next week. One of the tiny people, strange to say, was a woman on the shady side of 50, but she cavorted with a display of great agility nonetheless...Three other Bears, Chief Scout Walter Halas, his son, Pete, and C.S. McKenzie, diagnosed the Packers for the Chicagoans from a peach atop the press box. Two other "private eyes", Earl Brown of the Dallas Texans and the Washington Redskins' Herman Ball, chartered maneuvers in the comfort of the press box. All-time ground gainer Steve Van Buren, walking with a pronounced limp, and Frank Reagan worked the phones for the Eagles.
PACKERS SELL PHELPS TO BROWNS
NOV 3 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Browns signed Don (Dopey) Phelps Monday to bolster their liniment-soaked roster of halfbacks. Phelps was purchased on waivers from the Green Bay Packers, who got him last summer in a trade from the Browns. He had played two seasons with Cleveland at right and left half, although a knee injury hampered him the latter half of last season. "We don't know how much good he can do us," said coach Paul Brown, "but at least he's not injured now." To make room for Phelps, Sherman Howard was put on the injured reserve list.
LOAN DENIED DALLAS 11
NOV 3 (Dallas) - The financially harassed Dallas professional football team failed Monday to get aid from Dallas civic leaders and the future of the National League franchise was up in the air. Officials of the Texans were pessimistic that the club could finish out the season unless it got the $125,000 it has asked of the Citizens Council of Dallas. Council directors, meeting with members of the five man Board of Trustees of the Dallas team, refused a loan of $125,000. They decided making a loan to a professional football club was outside the Council's field of activities. Trustee D. Harold Byrd presented the plea, explaining that the original investors would take care of the loss of $250,000 that had accrued to date and furnish $125,000 in new capital if the loan was granted. Dallas has drawn an average of 12,000 fans for home games, about half enough to pay expenses. Byrd, in making his plea for an unsecured loan at nominal interest rates, promised better club management and said the team could be placed on at least a break even financial basis after the 1953 season.
Detroit-Pittsburgh battle. The Steelers are expected to give the injured Lions a rugged afternoon. In other game, the Forty Niners are in New York, the Chicago Cardinals go to Cleveland, Los Angeles plays at Dallas and Washington battles at the Eagles...The Packers welcomed a new player into their camp today - defensive halfback Marvin Johnson, who was awarded to the Bays on waivers from the Rams. A player will be removed from the present roster later in the week to make room for Johnson. Also eligible to return next Sunday is Dick Logan, the offensive guard who was hurt in the Washington game. Tackle Howie Ruetz, who underwent an appendectomy recently, expects to be ready in two weeks. Johnson, 24, a sophomore in the pay ranks, stands 5-11 and weighs 180 pounds. A star at San Jose State, Johnson played in 1950 with the San Jose Packers semi-pro team and joined the Rams in '51. Johnson won a regular job as a defensive halfback with the Rams near the end of the 1951 season and starred in the Rams' 24-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the world's championship game. He played steady ball and intercepted an Otto Graham pass on the Brown 36 and returned to the one-yard line, setting up a field goal in the fourth quarter. Ronzani discovered no serious injuries today, although defensive halfback Clarence Self is sporting a broken finger. He "snapped" it in the second quarter batting down a pass but finished out the game after emergency treatment.
RUGGED PACKER DEFENSE THREW EAGLES FOR SETBACK 14 TIMES
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - A worn shoestring comes in handy. The Little Bull, Deral Teteak, that is, was lacing his football shoes before going out on the field for pregame warmups in Milwaukee Sunday when the inevitable happened; the shoestring broke. Teteak proceeded to throw the lace across the room and at the same time deliver some choice cuss words. Teteak was mad that a thing like that should happen to him at such a time. And he apparently carried his "mad" onto the field because he led the Packers' potent defense with 11 tackles all over the gridiron - not to mention blocking a punt for the game's winning TD. The Bay defense tackled Philadelphia Eagle backs for losses on 14 different occasions during the heated 12-10 struggle. The losses totaled up to 81 yards. Deduct that total from the Eagles' 126 yards rushing and passing for the day and you'll find a Philadelphia offense that produced only 45 yards. That's a far cry from the 222 yards (rushing and passing) the Eagles gained against the New York Giants a week ago. The Packer defense Sunday rested, for the most part, in the hands of one dozen athletes - Ends John Martinkovic and Ab Wimberly, tackles Dave Hanner and Tom Johnson, middle guard Ray Bray, linebackers Bob Forte, Hal Faverty and Teteak and defensive halfbacks Dan Sandifer, Clarence Self, Bobby Dillon and Dom Moselle. The defensive unit produced a total of 61 tackles, with 43 of them being made by five players - Teteak with 11, Wimberly with nine, Forte and Martinkovic with eight each and Bray with seven. Hanner, Sandifer and Self, who played the last 2 1/2 quarters with a broken finger, each got four, Johnson three and Moselle two. Faverty, playing for the first time as a full-time linebacker, was credited with one, but gained a world of experience. Dillon was the only defender without a tackle, but the rookie Texan batted down a number of passes. With the line and linebackers rushing the passers, the deep defenders didn't have to keep their eyes skyward all afternoon. The Packer defense was so tough that the Eagles never were able to put together two consecutive first downs. The Eagles made nine first downs but two of them came on penalties. Four came on passes, one in the first half, and three were on rushing. While the Packers squeezed out the victory, the game displayed a number of disappointments - the offense, in general - and the field goal kicking of Bill Reichardt and the extra point kicking of Fred Cone. Reichardt and Cone can thank their lucky stars for the Packers' defense. Maybe the defense should be in charge of Reichardt's and Cone's field goal and extra point practice during the week. The only consolation the Packer offense had Sunday was that it was better than the Eagles. The Packers, at least, moved under their own power for one touchdown. Tony Canadeo's laughing question on the bus trip back to the hotel after the game summed up the Packers' offense: "Do you think the defense will let us come to Chicago next Sunday?" We'll wager this much: If the offense plays against the Bears like it did Sunday, the defense probably will make the offense walk home!
​JACOBS NAMED 'MOST VALUABLE'
NOV 4 (Winnipeg) - Jack Jacobs, Winnipeg Blue Bombers' all-star quarterback and former Green Bay Packers' player, today was named winner of the Jeff Nicklin Memorial Trophy as the most valuable member to his team in the Western Interprovincial Football Union. The poll was conducted by a group of Western sports writers and broadcasters. Jacobs was named on every ballot submitted, either as a first or second choice. Nicklin played outside and flying win for the Bombers in the late 1930s. He was killed overseas in action as a paratroop officer.
PACKERS GET HALFBACK JOHNSON FROM RAMS
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - Marvin Johnson, 180-pound defensive halfback, has been added to the Packer squad, it was announced Tuesday by coach Gene Ronzani. Johnson, a San Jose State graduate, was obtained on waivers from the Los Angeles Rams. Ronzani hasn't yet decided on the man to be released to make room for the newcomer. Battered and bruised but otherwise happy, the Packers swung into preparation for next Sunday's return battle with the Bears with a brisk morning workout. Among those not in the best of shape as a result of the rugged battle with the Eagles are Clarence Self, Bobby Mann, Dom Moselle, Stretch Elliott, Tobin Rote and Bobby Dillon. But all will be ready to go when the whistle blows at Wrigley Field. There's a chance that Dick Logan can get back into action. The big ex-Ohio State star had just about clinched a starting guard job on offense when he was sidelined by injuries. But Howie Ruetz, still recuperating after an emergency appendectomy, will need at least another week's rest.
CIVIC LEADERS REFUSE LOAN TO DALLAS TEAM
NOV 4 (Dallas) - The Dallas Texans, battered on the field and at the box office, Tuesday faced an outlook as bleak as their cellar position in the NFL standings. The citizens' council Monday refused to endorse a plan to lend the club $125,000 in short term loans on the ground that it was outside its field of activities. The council is composed of civic leaders. The refusal caused some of the directors to admit privately that they were about ready to "throw in the towel". They had hoped to get the $125,000, then match it with a like amount raised among themselves, to tide the team through the rest of the year and over the 1953 season. About the only thing certain is that the Texans will play the Los Angeles Rams here Sunday, seeking their first victory in seven starts. "We'll play the Rams here," one of the directors said, "and we can play the two road games that follow because we're guaranteed $20,000 for each one. Then we'll play the Chicago Bears here November 30. If the situation is no better then, we'll pay the players, and if we have any money left, we'll pay the Bears." The Dallas club has played three games at home, averaging only 12,000 attendance a game.
BEARS TO FACE EX-MATES IN 3 GAMES AT HOME
NOV 4 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears, professional respectability regained by their dramatic victory Sunday over the San Franciso 49ers, returned home late yesterday by air for three consecutive games at Wrigley field. In order they will meet the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions. In each of the game the Bears will be playing against teams which have ex-Bears as head coaches or members of the staff. Most Bear-packed of the three clubs are the Packers, whose entire coaching staff at one time or another pledged fealty to George S. Halas. These include the head man, Gene Ronzani, and assistants Ray (Scooter) McLean, Dick Plasman, Chuck Drulis and Tarzan Taylor. Players of recent Bear vintage with the Packers are Ray Bray, Washington Serini, Jim Keane and Hal Faverty. The first three, who were long time fixtures with the Chicago club, will be trying to show the Bears' coaching staff that they are not among the "old linemen" club officials said contributed to the Bears' downfall in 1951.
Office Box No. 666. It was pointed out at this morning's meeting that the special day is not sponsored by the Packers, but, rather, by a group of interested fans. The official blessing from the Packer corporation was given by Russ Bogda, a member of the Packer executive committee, who announced that "the corporation is enthusiastic about the idea." Packer head coach Gene Ronzani told the meeting that "I don't know of anyone who deserves a special day more than Tony. I feel that it's a fine gesture." Various speakers pointed out that the Tony Canadeo Day was arranged because Tony had always given something extra on the field in addition to giving Packer fans something to yell about - especially when the Packer fortunes were low in the late 1940s...10TH FULL SEASON: The ceremony honoring Canadeo will be held about 20 minutes before the kickoff. Packer Lumberjack band director Wilner Burke, said that the 60-piece Stambaugh, Mich., band will perform during the game. Canadeo presently is in his 10th full season as a Packer. He played three games as an Army corporal in 1944 and missed 1945 because of Army service. Canadeo ranks as the Packers' all-time ground gainer and the No. 2 ground gainer in professional football. He is one of the three leading all-around backs in the history of the game, ranking with Dutch Clark and Ernie Nevers. The Dallas-Packer game will mark the close of Tony's career and the end of the Packers' 1952 home schedule.
DALLAS ADDS PELFREY, TRIPUCKA
NOV 6 (Green Bay) - Gene Felker, rookie end from the University of Wisconsin, was released Wednesday by the Dallas Texans as they added three men to their rosters. The additions are Ray Pelfrey, offensive end and halfback formerly of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals; Frank Tripucka, ex-Notre Dame star quarterback who had been put on waivers by the Cardinals, and Keith Flowers, Texas Christian university linebacker who was recently released by the Detroit Lions. The Texans will have to release two more players to make way for the new men, but there's been no indication who they'll be. Tripucka has been with three NFL clubs in three seasons. He started out with the Philadelphia Eagles, who made him their top draft choice after the 1948 college season. Next year he was with Detroit and then went to Chicago where the Cards have been using him mainly for punting.
PACKERS HOLD THIRD IN YARDAGE GAINED
NOV 6 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will enter their game with their traditional rivals, the Bears, at Wrigley Field Sunday boasting one of the strongest offensives in the NFL. Coach Gene Rozani's Bays are third, right behind the Cleveland Browns in total yardage gained. Paced by Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli, the air-minded Packers are retained their grip on second in passing. Individually, Rote has replaced Parilli as the loop's top thrower with an average gain of 8.34 yards per play. Parilli's mark is 8.24. The San Francisco 49ers pace the overall picture with 2,196 yards; the Cleveland Browns are in second with 2,046 and the Packers a close third with 2,014. Cleveland retained the lead in the passing department with 1,251 yards but the Bays narrowed the gap by some nine yards, how having a total of 1,160. Los Angeles, last year's champion, is third with 988. On the ground the 49ers' 1,318 yards far surpass the efforts of the second-place Cardinals, who have accounted for 981. The 49ers also lead in scoring with 187 points, followed by Pittsburgh (148) and Cleveland (141).
BAYS ONLY TWO BEHIND IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING
NOV 6 (Milwaukee Sentinel - Lloyd Larson column) - The Green Bay Packers' heartening revival to edge out the Philadelphia Eagles in a bruising battle here last Sunday revived significant though painful memories of what might have been. In spite of everything, Gene Ronzani's boys are tied for third place in the National Conference with the Bears and Los Angeles Rams as they go into Sunday's return tussle with the House of Halas. They're two games behind San Francisco and trail Detroit by one, with six to go. Which means there is still a chance. Slim perhaps, but a chance. No.1 on the "if" parade, of course, is that nightmarish Ram game of October 12 at Marquette Stadium. The Packers had it in the satchel - 28-6 after three quarters - and then blew it in one of those can't-believe-it finishes which makes football the spine tingling sport it is. Just think what a swell spot they'd be in right now with that one on the winning side of the official ledger! And how about the first Bear game? If Bobby Mann had caught the pass thrown to him on the Bear 5-yard line early in the second period, the Bays would have taken the lead early and perhaps gone on to victory. Even the Detroit game has mental replay possibilities, for the Ronzanimen didn't really start to hit the skids to lopsided defeat until the fatal fumble (one of four) that prevented them from tying it up at 14-14 late in the first quarter. The point of all this is that the Packers have come a long way in beating their way back in spite of the fact that they still don't have the manpower of some of their rugged rivals. They don't have a bonecrushing fullback like Deacon Towler, John Dottley, Joe Perry, Marion Motley and Dick Hoerner, or a power running halfback in a class with Tank Younger, Hugh McElhenny or Sherman Howard. A really big guy in either spot would do wonders for the club. More size at center would be welcome, too. An added blow was the loss of Dick Wildung, who could have been a steadying influence as well as adding physical authority and know-how to the vital tackle department. The ex-Minnesota All-American was unable to arrange his business affairs so as to permit one last big fling at football. Dick Logan's injury and Howie Ruetz's emergency appendectomy obviously didn't help matters either. A number of newcomers have come through beautifully, notably Bill Howton, Deral Teteak, Babe Parilli and Dave Hanner - proving that the Packers chose well in the draft. Veterans have done all anyone could expect, too - those acquired from other clubs as well as holdovers at the Bay. It's a borderline squad as it stands - one that could be up there knocking at the door with the ball bouncing favorably, but not quite good enough to overcome bad breaks which have plagued the club all season. Coach Gene Ronzani feels his boys haven't yet matched their ground gaining and scoring potential. "They can do even better than they did in the first three periods against the Rams," he insists. "I'm hoping they will relax and avoid the mechanical errors that have hurt us so badly. If they do, they will give the Bears a real argument Sunday."
BEARS CREDIT BIG TRIUMPH TO SHAUGHNESSY
NOV 6 (Chicago Tribune) - Clark Shaughnessy, the old thinker-upper of deep, dark football startegy, yesterday was twice acclaimed at the luncheon meeting of the Chicago Bears' Alumni Fan club in the Morrison hotel. Bob Williams, Bears' quarterback, and Harold (Red) Grange, president of the Alumni club, both praised the club's technical advisor to the 300 guests who topped off an enjoyable two and a half hours by watching movies of the Bears' 20 to 17 triumph over San Francisco, gained last Sunday. "Most of the offense is in charge of Clark," said Grange when he introduced the former head coach of the University of Chicago elevens. "He deserves credit for most of the plays the Bears use." Williams credited Shaughnessy with setting up the Bears' offense. "When we win you can be sure Shaughnessy deserves a pat on the back," said Williams, whose smooth job at the mike convinced the fans he did not waste his time studying speech at Notre Dame. It turned out to be a post-victory celebration for the team which saddled the 49ers with their first National league defeat in six games. At no time during the session was mention made of the Bears' traditional November game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday in Wrigley field, although Steve Romanik, who divides the quarterbacking with Williams, explained his tardy arrival was caused by a long practice session on the north side. Shaughnessy, in his usual scholarly way, gave a keen analysis of the Bears. "Football is largely a game of spirit," he said. "George Halas says blocking and tackling is 80 percent spirit. I won't go quite that far, but perhaps it's 70 percent. This young team of ours is learning rapidly. I am confident we'll go up and up from now on." Shaughnessy then praised Halas for his handling of the Bears after they had lost two in a row to the 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams preceding the return match with the 49ers. "Too often the coach or the owner, when a team hits a slump, threatens fines and punishment," he said. "But there wasn't a bit of ugly talk or meanness from coaches to the players last week. Instead Halas tried to build up the players' morale. The Bears have been great through the years because of spirit and cooperation between the coaches and players."
between the two rivals. Several thousand from Green Bay will be in attendance.
PRESENT PACKERS MUST NOT LET DOWN 'YOUR CHAMPIONS' - CAHN
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - Tiny Bobie Cahn, who never failed to entertain or call 'em as he saw 'em on the football  field, rocked a big house of 1,300 Men's Quarterback club members with laughter and then made this "call" on the way he saw the present Packer picture: "This new generation of Packers, your present team, faces a real challenge - not to let down the champions of other days who struck fear in all of their rivals," he declared, adding, "Your team must live up to a tradition that has not been equaled anywhere in sport." Cahn, introduced by Alumni member Herman Martell at Washington Junior Thursday night, said "the tremendous desire to win by the Packers was the deciding factor in their being able to remain the league in the days when the league was settling down to 'big cities' - And your new generation of teams must maintain that same desire to win." Cahn, who stands five feet, one and a half inches tall, had great fun kidding his audience and himself. He said he hasn't attended a football game since he retired from the NFL in 1946 - "I've become super saturated with football." He entered officiating in 1919 when he told the famed A.A. Stagg that he wanted to an official - "It looked like there'd be a future in officiating; Stagg gave me a whistle and said 'you're an official.'" Cahn called Stagg "a real character builder; he taught me to be honest with myself." Cahn, who worked 23 years in the pro leagues, unloaded a batch of humor stories - "In my first game, two tough games - they were chewing tobacco and they only had four teeth between 'em - gave me the business about being short. I decided to make everybody pay for that, including the Packers. In a Packer game here, the Packers blocked a punt and recovered the ball eight yards back of the line of scrimmage, and I gave the kicking team the ball; the Packers howled like mad and finally your great tackle, Cub Buck, put his arm around me and said, "but, Mr. Cahn, the continuity of downs was broken.' That continuity business stuck with me ever since. They accused me of being a showoff but I was anything but that; sure I used to dive into piles of players after the ball but it was my philosophy that if you are on top of the ball the carrier might shove it ahead a full yard. I swear your big center, Svendsen, bit my hand when I reached for the ball once. I asked him "what's the big idea' and he said, "well, I thought somebody was going to take the ball.'" Cahn said coming back to Green Bay was "one of the finest things that ever happened to me." The audience gave Bobie a two-minute ovation when he walked off the stage. He made a real hit! Packer head coach Gene Ronzani didn't face the "slew" of questions that encountered him a week ago after the 52-17 loss to Detroit. In answer to various questions, Ronzani said: "Reichardt can kick field goals from 50 yards out easily but he has been getting discouraged; Rote and Parilli can be used in the same backfield on occasion but we don't like to take the chance of injury; Chuck Schroll has not recovered from a shoulder injury and is now a free agent; Franklin Ellis suffered internal injuries in camp and is now in Denver - out of football; there is absolutely no truth to the radio report that three backs are to be released by the Packers; we're doing our best to cut down on the number of fumbles and other mistakes that have handicapped our offense in the last two games." Ronzani also discussed the Milwaukee situation. Chief Quarterback Ted Fritsch introduced former Packer halfback Lou Brock, who was in the audience. Lou stopped in Green Bay on his way to Minneapolis to watch his brother, Rex, of Purdue, play against Minnesota.
BEARS GET KICK OUT OF BLANDA
NOV 7 (Chicago Tribune) - It was just dandy with his Chicago Bear teammates that George Blanda kicked the field goal Sunday which brought the first defeat of the season to the San Francisco 49ers. The 200 pound Pennsylvanian who came to the Bears as a T formation quarterback from the University of Kentucky, but remained as a linebacker, practice session pitcher, and kicking specialist, is one of the most popular players on the club. With field goals becoming more and more a vital factor in professional football, George's value to the Bears cannot be overestimated. He will be booming his end zone kickoffs and field goal attempts Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in Wrigley field. Thirteen of the 67 games between the Bears and Packers since 1921 have been decided by field goals or extra points, 10 in favor of the Bears. In 1923 and 1924 there were 3 to 0 Bear decisions. In 1939, a field goal won for the Bears in a 30 to 27 battle, but two years later the Packers stopped the Bears, 16 to 14. This was the Bears' only loss in 20 exhibitions and league games in 1941. The last time a kick decided the issue was when the Packers won, 7 to 6, in 1948. This one kept the Bears out of a playoff game against the Cardinals for the Western Division title. Blanda started kicking extra points for the Bears last year and he has a string going at 39. He had 26 without a miss in 1951 and has booted 13 in a row this season. He kicked six field goals each in 1950
PACKER WIN REPEAT OF EAGLE VICTORY: TRIMBLE
NOV 3 (Green Bay) - Brawny Jim Trimble, a youthful, vital fellow who only recently became head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, was the soul of candor in his analysis of the Packers' 12-10 decision over the representatives of the City of Brotherly Love. "I think Green Bay was desperate for a win - just as desperate as we were last week for our game with the New York Giants," was his cryptic resume, issued in the Ambassador hotel at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Continuing in this vein, the ex-Indiana tackle lamented, "We've been running into a streak of bad lick - picking up opponents that had a terrific lacing the week before. We've caught every club we played at a bad time. We caught the Browns after they were beaten by New York and the Giants after they lost to the Cardinals and this week we got the Packers after they had been beaten by the Lions. And next week," he concluded his tale of woe, "we get Washington." (The Redskins, in case you weren't aware, surrendered a 24-23 verdict to Pittsburgh Sunday.) "Today's game," Trimble asserted, "was really a repeat of our game against the Giants last week. Only with us in the reverse role." (The Eagles upset the Giants, 14-10.) "In this connection," he opined, "both defenses played overwhelming ball. Offensively, both teams were stymied by the outstanding work of the defense, though the Packers made a lot of yardage. I thought we had their spread defensed pretty well but their defense of our ball club hurt us. We expected this to be the toughest game on our schedule - and it was," Trimble confided. "We don't like to play up here, you know. We think Green Bay really gets ready when they play us."...PARMER DISLOCATED SHOULDER: Switching to another tack, he contended, "We had expected the defense the Packers threw at us but they did it so effectively we were powerless to do anything against it." This 
PACKERS EYE OFFENSE, CHICAGO BEARS IN KEY GAME
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - The Packers, who averaged nearly 24 points per game before Sunday's 12-10 victory over Philadelphia, today turned their thoughts to (1) offense and (2) the Chicago Bears. It was generally agreed in the Packer camp this morning that that more than 12 points will be needed if the Bays expect to be successful in Wrigley field next Sunday. As a result, head coach Gene Ronzani placed the emphasis on offense - another word for scoring points. The Packers finished the first half of their season with 130 points in six games - an average of 21.6 - and added up this way: 14 on the Bears, 35 on Washington, 28 on the Rams, 24 on Dallas, 17 on Detroit and 12 on Philadelphia. The Packers, who ranked second in scoring in the league before the Detroit game, now are sixth. Their defensive performance against the Eagles boosted the Packers from 11th to 10th place. Bottom defensers are Dallas, having permitted 213 points, while next is Pittsburgh with 155. The Packers allowed 150. This way: 24 by the Bears, 20 by Washington, 30 by Los Angeles, 14 by Dallas, 52 by Detroit and 10 by Philadelphia...ONE OF KEY GAMES: By comparison of the offense and defense, the San Francisco Forty Niners are leading the scoring parade with 187 points - an average of 31 points per effort - while New York has the leading defense, having permitted only 66 markers - an average of 11. The Packers enter the second half, or 3rd quarter, of their 1952 season with a 3-3 record. They are tied with the Bears and Los Angeles Rams in third place, behind second-spot Detroit with 4-2 and San Francisco with 5-1. The Packer-Bear fuss, which may be seen by over 45,000 persons, will be one of two or three key games in the league Sunday. The winner of this battle can go into a tie for second in the National conference, pending the outcome of the 
PACKERS FIND ELECTION, NATIONAL LEAGUE STATISTICS 'ENCOURAGING!
NOV 5 (Green Bay) - The Packers looked over two sets of returns today - from the presidential election and the NFL office - as they continued practice for their 68th meeting with the Bears in Chicago Sunday. The Bays called the turn on the big balloting last Oct. 11 when they favored General Eisenhower to beat Adlai Stevenson in a poll conducted by the writer. They gave Eisenhower 22 votes and Stevenson 10. One player was undecided. The Packers hashed over the election long before Packer coach Gene Ronzani called for another concentrated offensive session designed to offset the low total of 12 points in the victory over the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. The news from National league headquarters in Philadelphia was encouraging still today despite the dropoff in passing power against the Eagles. The Packers still held the top two spots in the league's passing department, although the leaders had changed. Babe Parilli, who led last week, dropped to second while Tobin Rote forged back into the lead he had held for the three previous weeks. Rote, who made two for 28 yards in seven attempts, holds the lead with an average gain per pass attempted of 8.34. He has attempted 85 and completed 44 for 709 yards. Parilli has an average gain of 8.243 - just a fraction ahead of San Francisco's Frankie Albert, who has 8.238. Parilli completed 33 out of 74 tries for 610 yards. He made eight out of 27 for 125 yards against the Eagles. Rote and Parilli have each thrown six touchdown passes; so has Albert...MAC SPEEDIE LEADING: In catching, Packer Bill Howton dropped from a third place tie to fourth, with 24 receptions. Mac Speedie of Cleveland is leading with 31 catches, while Gene Schoeder of the Bears is second with 28 and Gordy Soltau of the Forty Niners third with 26. Howton's yardage total, 602, is far above any of the other catchers. Howton, though he did not score against the Eagles, is tied in fourth place in scoring with four other players. The Packers gained representatives in two other departments - punting and kickoff returns. Parilli pushed into ninth place among the punters with an average distance of 40.5 on 36 punts, while Billy Grimes took over eighth in kickoff returns with an average of 23.2 yards per return. He has lugged back five for 116 yards. Rote dropped from among the first 10 in ground gaining, but the Packers noticed that Bear fullback John Dottley is still sixth despite the fact that he didn't play against the Forty Niners Sunday because of injuries. Dottley, who likely will be ready for the Packers, picked up 302 yards in 65 attempts for an average of 4.6. Neither the Bears nor the Packers are among the interception leaders. Herb Rich of Los Angeles swiped seven for a healthy lead. Bobby Dillon leads the Packers with three interceptions, while Bob Forte and Dom Moselle each grabbed two and Deral Teteak one...Fred Cone and Bill Reichardt, the Packers' extra point and field goal kickers, worked an extra half hour after practice Tuesday in an effort to polish up what has become a "lost art" with them. Cone missed two extra point in five tries against the Eagles, thus giving the Philly team a chance to win on a field goal, 13-12, in the last six minutes. Reichardt tried three field goals; two of them 
PACKERS LONG OVERDUE IN CHI'S WRIGLEY FIELD
NOV 6 (Green Bay) - Chicago's Wrigley field, known to millions of radio fans as the "world's most beautiful ball park", has been nothing but a big, black ugly dungeon for the Packers. The last time the Packers through Wrigley field was a beautiful place was back in 1941 - 11 years ago - when they defeated the Bear powerhouse of that year, 16 to 14, in a spectacular game. Since then, the Bays absorbed 11 consecutive beatings, including a 33-14 playoff loss to the Bears for the Western division championship at the close of the regular 1941 season. Each team went into the sudden death battle with 10-1 records, the Packers' lone loss being to the Bears in Green Bay, 25-17. The Bears had little trouble (at least judging by the scores) with the Packers in Wrigley field in the next three years. They came off with a 38-7 victory in '42, a 21-7 edge in '43 and a 21-0 shutout in '44 - the Packers' last title year. The next four years saw the Bears nick the Packers by a total of 10 points in four games in Wrigley field and every contest was a thriller. The Bruins posted three-point wins in 1945-46-47 by scores of 27-24, 10-7 and 20-17, respectively. The payoff - the straw that broke the camel's back - came in 1948 when the Packers, a three-touchdown underdog, lost a heart shattering 7 to 6 game. Packer fullback Ed Cody, later to become a Bear, missed the extra point to rob Green Bay of a "winning tie". The Packers entered the game with a 3-5 record against the Bears' 6-1. In 1949, Curly Lambeau's last season as Packer mentor, the Bears downed the Pack in Wrigley field, 24-3. The new Bay head coach, Gene Ronzani, a former Bear, is looking for his first Bay win in Wrigley field. Ronzani's first team in 1950 opened with a 31-21 win over the Bears in Green Bay but the Bears turned the tables in Chicago, 28-14. Last year, the Packers held a 13-3 lead at the half in Wrigley field and were six yards from a third TD early in the second half when a fumble stopped them and turned the tide to Chicago. Needless to say, the Packers figure the law of averages should be on their side when they invade Wrigley field next Sunday. The two clubs will enter the battle with identical records, 3-3, but the Bears will draw the favorite's clothing by virtue of (1) their win over the Packers in Green Bay, 24-14, and (2) their upset triumph, 20-17, over the Forty Niners in San Francisco last Sunday. A crowd of more than 45,000 is expected for the 68th meeting of pro football's oldest rivals...Several thousand fans are expected down from Green Bay for the Bear-Packer contest. Tickets are still available for the Duchateau-Senate special, which leaves from the North Western depot at 7 o'clock Sunday morning and arrived at the Wilson avenue station in Chicago at 10:42. Kickoff is set for 1:30...The Packers held their third straight day of offensive practice in City stadium this morning as coach Gene Ronzani worked to soup up the Bays' offense. The Packers have been in something of a scoring drought - 29 points in their last two games, including 12 against Philadelphia and 17 against Detroit. Against Philly, the Packers were able to produce only one offensive drive for a touchdown, the score coming on a 21-yard pass from Babe Parilli to Breezy Reid. The Packers likely will switch to defensive workouts tomorrow.
TONY CANADEO DAY SET FOR PACKER-DALLAS GAME
NOV 6 (Green Bay) - Tony Canadeo Day will be held in Green Bay Sunday, Nov. 23, when the Packers battle the Dallas Texans at City stadium. Arrangements for the unprecedented honor ceremonies were completed at a breakfast meeting of interested fans at the Beaumont hotel this morning. Canadeo will be the first Packer every to be honored with a special day in Green Bay. Don Hutson and Buckets Goldenberg received special "days" in Milwaukee. A four-man committee has been placed in charge of Tony Canadeo Day - Oscar Bielefeldt, Charles Mathys, Walter Scherf and William Sullivan. Cliff Bertrand will serve as secretary-treasurer and John Borgenson, Commerce Association secretary, as coordinator...50 BUSINESSMEN TO WORK: Nearly 50 businessmen will work with the committee leaders in conducting a drive for funds with which to purchase an appropriate gift. The general public has been invited to take part and may send their contributions to Post 
BEARS CONCERNED ABOUT 'RETURN' OF BILLY GRIMES
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - Chicago Bear coach George Halas expressed some concern about the Packers' Billy Grimes one day this week. Halas realized, in his comment, that Billy hasn't been setting the league on fire with his kickoff and punt returns but he also noticed, through his tape-recording scouts, that Grimes showed some of the form that made him a killer in 1950 versus the Philadelphia Eagles in Milwaukee. It appears that Halas can't forget Grimes' devastating gallops in his first season as a Packer. Billy bolted over half the field for a TD on a punt return in the Packers' 31-20 victory over the Bears here in '50. In the nightcap in Chicago, he blasted through half the Bear team on a 70-yard TD run from scrimmage. Grimes didn't run for any touchdowns or many any 50-yard dashes against the Eagles, but he did uncover some of the speed that he possessed in 1950. And he helped give the Packers an almost (since 1950) unheard-of edge in the kickoff and punt return departments...FORGOTTEN INJURY?: Everybody is aware of the fact that Grimes hasn't been the dashing, swift runner of 1950 thus far this year. And everybody is hoping that Grimes can regain his form - especially next Sunday when the Packers and Bears collide in Wrigley field. Grimes was injured in the Packers' first non-league game, against the Giants in Milwaukee Aug. 16. The injury has been bothering him ever since, although his performance against the Eagles shows that he apparently has forgotten it. Speaking about punt and kickoff returns, the Packers averaged 9.7 yard on 19 returns (a far cry from Detroit's and Pittsburgh's 15.1), while the Bears averaged only 6.2 yards on 17 returns. In the KO runback group, the Bears returned 20 for an average of 22.6, while the Packers averaged 20.8 on 24 returns. One of the reasons for the Bears' and Packers' low punt return average is that both clubs make considerable use of the fair catch. The Packers will enter the game with advantages in the various offensive departments. The Packers, for instance, gained a total of 2,014 yards rushing and passing (third in the league behind San Francisco and Cleveland) against the Bears' 1,626...LEAD IN RUSHING AND PASSING: The Bays lead the Bears in both rushing and passing. On the ground, the Pack moved 854 yards against the Bears' 785 yards. The Packers have an average gain per rush of 3.8, and the Bears 3.6. In the air, the Packers crossed 1,160 stripes against the Bears' 841. The Pack attempted 160 passes and completed 78 for a percentage of 48.8. The Bears tried 159 and completed 67 for a percentage of 42.1. While the figure advantage will mean nothing in Wrigley field Sunday, they show that the Packers have been able to move the ball more frequently than the Bears. In the all-important point section, the Packers hold an edge, 130 to 115. If you're still a bit chesty about the figures, it can be added, too, that the Bears have played two of their six games against the strong San Francisco Forty Niners. The Bruins proved last Sunday that the Forty Niners are human, 20 to 17...The Packers closed out stiff practice this week with a long defensive session today in City stadium. The earlier practices featured offense and were designed to soup up the Bay point machine, which has produced only 29 in the last two games. The Bays will work out lightly in the stadium Saturday morning before leaving on the 11 o'clock North Western. They'll headquarter at the Knickerbocker hotel and return on the North Western, arriving here at 10 o'clock Sunday night. Approximately 45,000 persons are expected for the 69th game 
Bear game. The Packers will have three other ex-Bears in their lineup – guards Ray Bray and Washington Serini and center-end Hal Faverty. Bray and Serini, like Keane, will be showing against the Bears for the first time, having joined the club after the opener. Bray came to GB at the start of the season. The Bears, still jubilant over their 20-17 upset victory over San Francisco last Sunday, will present their usually well-balanced attack behind quarterbacks Bob Williams and Steve Romanik. Returning from the injury list is big John Dottley, the fullback who scored two touchdowns in the Bears’ 24-14 victory over Green Bay in the opener. Other key figures in the Bear machine are halfback Whizzer White, end Bill Schroeder who ranks second in the league, tackle-captain George Connor, defensive end Ed Sprinkle and halfback Eddie Macon – to mention a few. The two belligerents, representing professional football’s oldest and bitterest rivalry, will enter the 69th game of their series with identical 3-3 record. A crowd of 45,000 is expected for the big battle. The Bears have been rated a one-TD choice. The winner stands a chance of going into second place in the National conference, pending the outcome of the Pittsburgh-Detroit game. The Packers, given a rousing sendoff by several thousand fans at the North Western depot this morning, are headquartering at the Knickerbocker hotel. They’ll return on the 10 o’clock North Western Sunday night.
NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA LAUDS PACK
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - “The appearance of the Green Bay Packers in 1921 was the beginning of the saga of the most fabulous football town in the world…Its population in 1920 was slightly over 31,000, but it supported its football team then better than 7,000,000 New Yorkers supported the Giants in 1951.” Those quotes came from the new 389-page book entitled “The Official National Football League Football Encyclopedia”, which is now on the book stands. The book, which somehow makes the Packers’ part in major league sports more official, was written by Roger Treat, onetime airline pilot, publicity writer, sports columnist and editor, and freelance author of magazine articles and books. The book (A.S. Barnes and Company, $6) is the most complete record of professional football ever published. The unique print gives the story of the game; the commissioner’s office; the coaches with stories and pictures; the players with stories and pictures of the greats and a complete roster, with the years of every man who ever played the game; the teams, with championship game records, all-time teams, league standings and game records; the All-Star game; the All-America Football conference; and hundreds of other interesting facts. The foreword is written by Commissioner Bert Bell, who says, in part: “The publication of the Official Football Encyclopedia is, in itself, a tribute to all those who have, in small or large measure, played a part in making major league football one of the nation’s most popular sports.” Treat, who dedicated the book to his sons, Peter and John, gave special credit to George Whitney Calhoun of the Press-Gazete in his preface: “Without monumental help from many sources, this volume could never have been completed,” and Treat added: “George Calhoun of Green Bay, Wisconsin, forwarded his precious and massive files and proved to be a true triple-threat on digging up facts which once seemed as inaccessible as the vital statistics on the population of Mars.”…REVEALS GREEN BAY’S RISE: Considerable space is devoted to the Packer phase in “the story of the game.” It reveals the part Curly Lambeau and Calhoun played in organizing the group and guiding it through its early years, and then goes on to reveal the rise of the Packers as a national football power. The book reveals a chronology of professional football, a list of the 45 cities which held franchises in the league, and, among other items, a complete standard players’ contract. Histories of Packer head coach Gene Ronzani and Lambeau, as coach of the Chicago Cardinals, are presented in the coaching sections. Packer players who rated special pictures and mention were Tony Canadeo, Ray Bray, Lavvie Dilweg, Clarke Hinkle, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Walt Kiesling, Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood and Mike Michalske.
BEARS HOLD EDGE ON PACK SINCE 1939 - 20 WINS IN 27 MEETINGS
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears have dominated the Packers since 1939. Including the 1952 opener here and the two games in 1939, the Bears won 20 out of 27 battles against the Packers and one finished in a tie. Before 1939 (the period from 1921 through ’38), pro football’s most heated rivals tangled on fairly even terms, with the Bears winning 20, the Packers 17 and four games finishing in knots. Since ’39, the Packers have been able to beat the Bears only six times – 21 to 16 in Green Bay in ’39, 16 to 14 in Chicago in ’41, 42 to 28 in GB in ’44, 31 to 21 in GB in ’45, 29 to 20 in GB in ’47, and 30 to 21 in GB in ’50. The lone tie in the drought period was 21-up in Green Bay in ’43. Despite their great respect for the Packers’ Don Hutson, the Bears out-foxed the Bays during the Great End’s era – from 1935 through 1945. Hutson broke into pro football in 1935, with two victories over the Bears, scoring all of the TDs himself. His catch of a touchdown pass from Arnie Herber on the opening play of the opener here downed the Bears, 7-0. In the heart-stopping nightcap in Chicago, Herber pitched two TD passes to Hutson in the last two minutes to salvage a 17-14 victory. That, incidentally, was the last time the Packers defeated the Bears twice in the same year. While the Packers took all of the bacon in ’35, the Hutson era saw the Bears take 12 decisions and the Packers nine. Each team holds a seven-game winning streak over the other. The Packers’ skein is spectacular, because five of the games were shutouts – in a row. The string started after the Packers and Bears battled to a 12-12 tie to start the 1928 season. The Bays won the next two that year (they played three games in one year in those days), 16 to 6 and 6 to 0. Then came four more shutouts as the Packers swept to championships, 23-0, 14-0, 25-0 and 7-0. No. 7 was a toughie, 13-12, in the middle game of ’32 and the Bears ended the string on the nightcap, 21 to 0. The Bears started their winning streak in the last game in ’32, 9 to 0, and then went on to 14-7, 10-7, 7-6, 24-10, 27-14 and 10-6 decisions. In the long series – oldest in professional football – the Bears scored 1,040 points and the Packers 764. In results, the Packers won 23, lost 39 and tied five. The worst licking the Packers ever took from the Bears was by 38 points, 45 to 7, in 1948 in Green Bay. The Bears’ worst from the Bays was 25 points, 25-0, in ’29. The Bears shutout the Packers 10 times while the Packers blanked the Bears nine times.
PACKERS WILL FACE BEARS SEEKING REVENGE
​NOV 8 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, tied for third and still within reaching distance of the National conference lead, wind up their annual home and home series Sunday at Wrigley Field. A crowd of 40,000 is expected to sit it on the game. After two disastrous weeks, the Bears suddenly came to life last Sunday to hand the San Francisco 49ers their first defeat. As a result of that stunning upset, old Halas U. is the choice to repeat an early season victory over the Packers - with nine or ten points to spare. Coach Gene Ronzani's upstate Wisconsin club also experienced a pleasant revival by knocking off the rugged Philadelphia Eagles in Milwaukee. It's eleven years since the Packers last managed to win at Wrigley Field. They hope to do something about the jinx this time with a well-rounded offense featuring the passing of Babe Parilli and Tobin Rote, and the running of Rote, Fred Cone, Breezy Reid and Tony Canadeo. In Bill Howton, the Bays have one of the best pass catchers to come up in years. But he isn't the only topnotch target, for Bobby Mann, Jim Keane and Stretch Elliott are almost as dangerous in the grab-and-run department. There is added incentive for Ronzani and his assistant coaches, Dick Plasman, Ray McLean, Chuck Drulis and Tarz Taylor and five of his players - Keane, Reid, Ray Bray, Washington Serini and Hal Faverty. All qualify for membership in the Bear Alumni Club. And these "old grads" would like nothing more than to hang a defeat on their former boss, George Halas.
​BEARS, PACKERS RENEW BITTER, OLD FEUD
NOV 9 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will give 40,000 or more spectators their version of the NFL's merry-go-round race this afternoon in Wrigley field. The Bears, who were 17 point underdogs last Sunday when they whipped San Francisco, are 10 point favorites to whip the Packers. The Bears, Packers and Los Angeles Rams are tied for third place in the league's National conference at 3-3. The Rams today have a soft touch against the Texans in Dallas, the league's new trouble spot. If the financially hard pressed Texans fail to pay the Rams the $20,000 league guarantee for a visiting club the league is reported ready to take a hand. One more defeat for the Bears, Packers or Rams undoubtedly would be a knockout punch in the title race, even though an 8-4 record by the Rams in 1951 gave them their divisional championship. The Bears dropped five of their 12 games last year, the Packers nine. The Packers won only three games each the last two seasons under Gene Ronzani. Ronzani leads a contingent of ex-Bears who reportedly have worked themselves into a lather for today's match. The group included three recent stars - Ray Bray, Washington Serini, and Jim Keane. Other ex-Bears on the squad are Breezy Reid, a halfback, and Hal Faverty, a linebacker. Both were released after reporting to the Bears for their rookie year. The Bear-Packer rivalry, for years one of the most bitter in the league, has tapered off in late season. The Bears have won 11 of their last 13 games with the men from the north. The all-time standing is 39 victories, 23 defeats and five ties for Chicago. Fans will see two of the league's finest young ends - the Bears' Gene Schroeder, who has caught 28 passes for 422 yards and four touchdowns and the Packers' Bill Howton, who has 24 receptions for 602 yards and six scores. Rival riflemen are Chicago's Bob Williams and Steve Romanik and Green Bay's Vito (Babe) Parilli and Tobin Rote. Fred Morrison, whose running from right half sparked the Bears against San Francisco, will start at that position. Leon (Muscles) Campbell, former University of Arkansas star, who runs low and powerfully, will be at fullback. John (Kayo) Dottley, regular custodian of that position, is definitely out with a knee injury.
BEARS AT FULL STRENGTH FOR INVASION BY PACKERS
NOV 7 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears will be in better physical condition than they have been in several weeks when they renew the oldest of all their rivalries against the Green Bay Packers at Wrigley Field Sunday afternoon. End and linebacker John Hoffman, who missed both the Los Angeles and San Francisco games on the recent western trip, and fullback Johnny Dottley, right guard and linebacker Frank Dempsey and halfback Boris Dimancheff, who missed the 49er game last Sunday, all have returned to action in practice this week. Hoffman got a badly broken nose in the Dallas game three weeks ago, and Dottley, Dempsey and Dimancheff leg or shoulder injuries in the Los Angeles game two weeks ago. The return has been especially helpful this week because of the tendency to relax after the victory over the 49ers Sunday. Relatively fresh after their enforced layoff, the returning men have injected most of the pep in the drills. Fear of a letdown has been Halas' chief worry in preparations for Sunday's game. He has pounded away constantly at the threat the Packers really pose. The Bears won the first game at Green Bay this season, 24-14. Sunday's game will be the 69th in the long rivalry which extends back to 1921. The Bears have won 40, lost 23, and tied five. Green Bay has not won down here since 1941. A crowd of about 40,000, well short of capacity, is expected....Gene Rozani's Green Bay Packers take dead aim at the Chicago Bears Sunday. They completed Friday one of the most intensive weeks of preparation since Ronzani took over as head coach in 1950. Offense received major attention and particularly blocking. The squad will get a light workout Saturday morning, then leave shortly before noon.
PACKERS PIN HOPE ON OFFENSE FOR WIN OVER BEARS
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers aren’t particularly interested in how they score their touchdowns. So long as they score more than the opponent! But the fact remained today – as they awaited their National league struggle against the Chicago Bears in Wrigley field Sunday afternoon – that their “natural” point-making machine, the offense, has been sputtering in the last two weeks. The Bays scored only one touchdown under their own offensive power against the Philadelphia Eagles, and managed to win in the end, 12-10, on the strength of a great defense and a blocked punt. Against Detroit the previous Sunday, the Bays scored only two touchdowns and a field goal in a 52-17 setback. The Packers, who averaged 25 points in four games before Philly and Detroit, face the prospect of scoring touchdowns on their own offensive power Sunday – or else. Packer head coach Gene Ronzani may give the starting quarterback nod to Babe Parilli, whose under-the-center magic kept the Eagle defense off balance. However, outside of one drive, Parilli was off on his pitching mark – as was veteran quarterback Tobin Rote. The Packers gave the Bears a fit for three quarters with their one-backer spread here a year ago, with Rote in the running and passing position, and it’s possible the Packers may use the formation if the right occasion presents itself. Off the Eagle game, the Packers’ main ground hopes would seem to be Floyd Reid at right halfback and Fred Cone at fullback. But there may be surprises, including bouncing Billy Grimes who has been running little from scrimmage this season because of an early injury. In the end, the Packers’ air game may spell the difference although the Bays figure they’ve got to gain on the ground if they expect to succeed in a big way in the air. Key figures “above” besides the quarterbacks are end Bill Howton and Bob Mann. Also working into the pass catching picture is big Jim Keane, the former Bear end who will be playing against his ex-teammates for the first time. Keane joined the Bays shortly after the first