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Monday, November 14, 1955
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Ma .4! Packers Tab 310 Lead, leaf Cards 31-14 . tniKdi ivf W,WV, v ' I'Pin -fvv ;Ar - third quarter of 31-14 victory at City Stadium Sunday. Packer $1 VL V' 4t , . " , - . 1 watching, second from left, is Bill Howton (86). Also shown are 4 ' ! r ' v - 'C Cards' Charlie Trippi (2), Fred Wallner (61) and Dick Lane (81). i sfit? H?C' . ' ' " ' - Wi " " yy NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGl'E T' ATT i 3 U .J73 I.IK lJ 6 .250 153 1H6 AI Crosses Big Line Al Carmichael (far right) steps into end zone, eluding last would-be Chicago Cardinal tackier (on ground) to score final Packer touchdown, after taking pass from Tobin Rote, in Even Slate at 4-4 Gain in Race 20,104 Watch ote Hurl Three TD Passes; Losers Work 98-Yard Play By ART DALEY The Packers manhandled the Chicago Cardinals for the first three quarters at City stadium Sunday afternoon and then coasted to a 31 to 14 National Football league victory before 20,104. Roaring to their fourth triumph tying the '54 win total, the Packers thus closed out a perfect City Stadium season with three verdicts in three league starts. The Detroit Lions fell 2017 and the Chicago Bears were toppled 24-3 in earlier games. Green Bay now is back in ' the thick of the torrid Western division championship race. 'resting just one game out of j first place with an assist from the "Bears who downed Los Angeles 24-3. , The Rams and Bears are tied at the top with S3 marks and the Packers and Baltimore are a notch back with 4-4 records. Who's next for the Pack? San Francisco in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon! Press -Gazette OP I : li4 1M us 1SJ 14! Green Bay, Wis., Monday Evening, Nov. 14, 1955 Johnson Rote from Quarterback Ogden Compton to End Dick (Night Train) Lane who took the ball around the Cardinal 35 and out-distanced Val Joe Walker to the opposite goal line. The spectacular play was set up when Roger Zatkoff downed Dick Deschaine's punt on the Cardinal 2. The Cards couidn t gain in two runs so Compton went deep in the end zone and just barely got the ball away to Lane as Nate Borden charged in. Oddly enough, the maneu- make run-away of Sunday's ver i a w-yaraer Penormea battle, adding up a touchdown ' th Cardinals of 1938 in the first quarter, two TD'sP01 Russell to Gaynell Tins-. and a field goal in the second;"? t "ie vieveianu and a touchdown in the third for the 31-0 edge before the Cardinals pushed across two Browns Human: Blow Lead, Submit to Eagles $500, Gifts To Jorgensen Rolling up a 31 to 0 lead be fore dropping off their sharp beam, the Packers put a convincing finish to their three-game losing streak 41 to 10 to Cleveland, 1410 to Baltimore and 52-31 to the Bears. The win also ended a seven-game losing string to the Cards. The Packers threatened to in the fourth period. Packej quarterback Rote, floored with the tinal flu most of the week, had a hand" in all four touchdowns, throwing three TD passes and scoring one himself on a one-yard sneak. Rote pitched to Gary Knafelc for 25 yards and the first TD and 15 to Billy How-ton for the second, sneaked a yard for the third, and hurled a 15-yarder to Al Carmichael for the fourth. Fred Cone booted a 42-yard field goal in the second period his 12th in 19 attempts this season, and added four extra points to round out the Packer scoring. The Cardinals drove 84 yards for- their first touchdown to start the fourth quar ter, Mel Hammack plunging over from the one. With 5:15 left in the game, the Cardinals unfolded the sec ond longest pass in league his tory a 98-yard aerial play Rams. It was one yard short of the league mark of 99 set by QB Prank Filchock and receiver Andy Farkas of Wash- Tobin 'ngton against Pittsburgh ' in intes- ,5a- While the long strike gave the Cards an aerial yardage advantage on the Packers, the Cards had little else to cheer about. The Packers had the situa Carl W. (Bud) Jorgensen, Packer trainer for 32 years, had his "day" before the Packer-Cardinal game at city stadium Sunday. Bud, who said "I want to thank everyone who made this possible," was presented with a check for $500 by former Packer players and friends, an electric dryer by Vice President D. C. Dean of Two Rivers Hamilton Manufacturing Co. on behalf of the company's Foreman's Club, a $75 merchandise certificate by Capt. Buddy Brown representing the Packer players ''as a small token for all the things you no for us day after day," a sterling silver-mounted salad bowl by the Miller Brewing Co., and other gifts. Bernard Darling, president of the Packer Alumni Assn. and chairman of t h e "Bud Jorgensen Day" committee, served-as master of ceremonies. Philly Cops 33-17; Bears Belt LA 24-3, Tie for Western Top ii-y"""nge . I Cnter- NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGl'E Westrn Division W Chicago Bran S Lor Angelas 5 .HFEN BAY 4 Baltimore 4 San Francisco 3 Itrtroit 2 Eastern Division W L T Pet. PS Cleveland . 6 2 .150 iX Wasliinctnn 5 3 II .U'.'S 144 Pittsburgh 4 4 0 ..'mil 141 C hirauo Cards 3 4 I Al 144 Philadelphia .1 4 I .4.'X 1X3 New York 3 S .315 ljtl Sunday's Results ' (.KKEN BAY 31. CARDINALS 14. Hears 24. Los Angeles 3. Washington 7, San Francisco 0. New York 17, Baltimore 7. Detroit 31. Pittsburgh 28. Philadelphia 33, Cleveland 17. Next Sunday's Games GREEN BAY vs. SAN FRANCISCO at Milwaukee. Bears at Detroit. Los Angeles 41 Baltimore. Philadelphia at New York. Pittsburgh at Cleveland. j Washington at Cardinals. The Lineups: ! Ends Slonesifer. Lane, Bienemann.; Boydslon, Sugar, Sumnierall, Nagler,; Brubaker. i Tackles Jennings, llrlch. Teeuws, Delavan. Groom. Guards Thompson, Wallner. Ilat- 'Payoff To Howton Bill Howton made this leaping grab of Tobin Rote pass, as Cardinal defensive halfback Frank Bernardi makes futile attempt to reach ball, for Packers' second touchdown in second quarter. Unhappy onlooker at right is Cardinal linebacker Leo Sanford (51). Lost Week Earlier? Can Beat Anybody, Bays 'Were Really Blocking Says Ray; Liz Likes Team's First Half Packers Richards From Press Dispatches With the National Football League season two-thirds over, the Cleveland Browns have finally showed that they're human after all. They have a weakness, too. They can't protect a 17-0 lead. By LEE REM MEL Burly Ray Richards, freshman head coach of the Chicago Cardinals, suspects his Big Red may have lost Sunday's game here a week earlier. This may surprise at first Mann reading but Richards has a logical explanation. "After Trlpo'sie 1 saw todav." he declared, "I'm against a team scout- ing -anotner irom tne stands, i Howion. Martinko-.tninK it s bad psychology. I "Our bovs saw that Packer Bear game at Chicago r Strhmons Santord. Barks Mrllan, Compton. GREEN BAY Ends Knafelr, vie. Borden. O'Donahue. Deschaine Tarkies Dahms, Safaryn, ID-lluin, Hanner. Lucky. Zatkoff. joicing in the Packer dressing ter, Sninks. Teteak. Centers Ringn. Ileitis. Barks Rote, Held, Switzcr, out. Johnson. Nix. Illllnn U'alker Cleveland, boasting a proud, Carmichael, Ferguson, Cone. fthA! ciiiaia uiaajuiiiieu Guards skininski, Buiiough. Fores- r,.j ff j.,.. v,.,: cause they had Deen unable to a 0 1414 17 7 031 Touchdowns record of nine conference titles r."!nai' ? in nine years, seemed headed! Cardlna, scoring: for its seventh consecutive Vic- Hammack 1 yard. . u iqnarter). Lane H iuj v vcsiciudv wiien wiiu vjid-! fourth. Extra noints Siimm.r.ll ham and his mates ran UD 17iGr.e'n Bav Scoring: Touchdowns' played the Pittsburgh Steelers Book- ,u' ;v, u e, ,,.,, - mtr infill uciuic 1121 uuuuatt and now it looks like it wasn't Swee- . . . . - n . t' ,u-tiu nuir pass. OI points in the first 12 minutes , first). Howtnn JlJ-yard Rote pass, :40 ainst" Philadelphia. iI.HSc,r"d) 1R".(iard l3Hn "' n i 1L T i ond), Carmichael (IS-yard Rote pass. But the Eagles. Dre-seaSOn ; U:35 of third). Extra nolnts rone 4. choice to win the Eastern Con-lfJrL?, '-cone (42 yards, 1430 of ference title, suddenly lived upi Officials: Referee Vans Wallace; to their advance billing. The! "mp,T.-h1Lm Z?.tn'imS!Z rniladelpnia line Stopped tne Masters; bark judge Churk Browns cold and Adrian Burki"'''" ..,.. set me pace as tne tagies' oi-j fensive unit ran up 33 points.; First downs rushing . This sudden form reversal, ; coupled with Washington's 7 0 .Total first downs . . . iards gained rushing . victory over San Francisco in yards sained nassimr bruising defensive buttle. 'T0,;J'1 ; gamed ... only a game completed 6 2 mark Mo "? '"""P'd 1 laitis iniri. . in. . iPunling: No. of punts by Punting average rrs, . r .o. ni punts rei. ov The vvestern Conference.: yards punts returned meanwhile, was thrown into a '''i0"; " rrt- "v IJ 1 1 . iu. -M-: n ."... n in. iucduiuviv as uie .unago DcHib Penalttes: No, left Cleveland ahead with a Washington's 5-3. Lions Win Squeaker trip P'ifkpi limits the Carrie l"c ""'"s" i-enanies: No. against tne racKeis limited ,ine carosi . . . Anepp? -24-1 to -varus lost bv penalties to a modest 116 On the ground t gt n r mhles: Number hy . . .. . ..i.-r. i.i,i;. j 00c i Hu, c-vcii wiiii 111c rdtiiiv. nan lost ov lumnies . tion well in hand in the first j with crisp tackling and 226 injCoast ent at g wins and 3;In(,)vidllBl 8(allstlr, "Mr. Updvke's a Dodger fan, too, but you don't see him pending his life savings on 11 ttatue of Johnny Podres!" three frames. They scored the first time they had their hands on, the ball, going 83 yards in six plays. They scored the third time, moving 77 yards in 11 plays. They scored the fifth time, going 49 yards in a dozen efforts, and the sixth time, counting on Cone's FG for a 24-0 halftime edge. . Play tightened in the third quarter but with four minutes left the Packers went 49 yards in six plays to close out their scoring. In the first three frames the Packers had the ball for 62 rushes and passes and the Cardinals for only 32, pointing out who was master. ine ackers didn't punt in the entire first half and rolled up 16 first downs to the Cards two. The Cards were limited to only 27 yards rushing and 48 passing in the first half. The Packers produced 180 yards on the ground and 140 in the air in the first half. T - A - 1. note completed only one pass in the second half that to Carmichael for the TD, but had nine out or 18 m the first half. The Packer defense, while It was nicked for 14 points in the fourth quarter, kept the Cardinal offense from going wild with four pass interceptions two by Bobby Dillon and one each by Walker and Doyle Nix, and recovered one fumble by Dillon, all in the second half. R;inccd for 406 yards rush- ting by the Bears a week ago, tne air, including B on one stroke. The Packers finished with 343 yards, including 203 on the ground, and the Cards had 342. But the difference was in first downs 24 for the Pack against 10 for the Cards. The Packers came up with a new face, so to speak Half back Joe Johnson who led both teams in rushing with 78 yards in 16 attempts behind sharp blocking. Fullback Howie Ferg uson picked up 69 in 17 but had to retire with an injury in the fourth quarter. The Cards made the first down of the games on three rushes after the opening kick-off, but the Packers quickly forced Charley Trippi to punt and set sail themselves, After two plays gained two from the 17 Rote hurled to Carmichael for 12, set Ferguson off for 14, hurled to Howton for 30 and then hit Knafelc in the end zone for the touchdown. Another Trippi punt was forced and the Packers moved to midfield on Ferguson and Breezy Reid runs but Lane in tercepted a Rote pass. The Packer defense wouldn't budge again so Trippi punted again, TURN TO PAGE 25. COL. 1. I losses. It could have been a three-way tie, too, if the Baltimore Colts had not been upset by New York 17-7. Because of the loss, the Colts now find themselves tied for third instead of first, for Green Bay also boasted a 4-4 record after clouting the Chicago Cardinals 31-14 behind Tobin Rote's three touchdown passes. The rejuvenated Detroit Lions, who stunned their loyal funs by drnppin" their first six games, w6n their second in succession, a 31-28 ictory over Pittsburgh as a desperate Steeler rally fell short. Rushing: Cardinals: Mann gained 43 vards In 9 attempts, Carr 27 in 3. Olszewski 17 In 3. Matson 16 in 5. Mrllan 8 in 2, llammnrk I in 4. Compton n In 1. Green Bay: Johnson gained "8 yards In 16 attempts. Ferguson 69 In 17, Rote 35 in 7. Cone 22 In 3, Reld minus 1 In 5. Passing: Cardinals: Compton attempted 13, completed 5 for 12 yards, 3 intercepted, 1 touchdown: Mrllan attempted 9. completed 2 for II yards, I Intercepted: Matson attempted I. completed 1 for 43 yards; Mann attempted I, completed 0. I Green Bay: Rote attempted 29. completed III for 140 yards, 2 intercepted, 3 tourhdowns. I . Pass reception: j Cardinals: Lane caught 1 for 98 yards. Brubaker I for 43, Nasler I for-36. Carr 1 for IS, Hammack 1 for 10. Stonesifer 1 for III. Mann 1 for 6.) Olszewski 1 for 5. I - :(l-(. l sirrnn nay: mow ion raugrn s mr -tJUIK, ..IthertO Strictly a i vards. rarmirhael 3 for 47. Knafelc 2 passer, discovered that heifw mon i for mtnn- 2. could run with the ball, too.) his two touchdown passes to; the ball rolled out of bounds BUI htnbling. plus a field goaljon Cleveland's one. Burk such a good idea," Ray opined. "No matter what you see, you 2:45 of fourth can't counteract it. yards, 9:45 of; . , iji course, ine racKers were really up for this one," the Big Red's congenial head man noted. "If they had played like that last week against the Rears it would have been an entirely different game." Ihe Packer defense was so (militant, he pointed out, "that cards we couldn't get our receivers loose in the first half at all. They were doing a hell of a job of chugging on us and we couldn't get out of there." At the same time, Richards contended "There was no ex cuse for the way we played the first half. We were colder than cucumbers. We weren't putting it in there you could see it." He admitted, however, that "we got them up pretty good at the half and they played lots jbetter ball the second half." An injury to the mercurial Pack . II 9 24 2113 1411 343 6 4.V.. 6 3 81 3 55 6 4 II 10 116 ??6 342 24 8 4 31 45 3 49 6 88 6 38 by Dick Bielski. brought Phil adelphia up to 17-16 starting the final quarter. Stribling last got his name in the paper' when he was released by the Giants last year, but he was sensational yesterday with six catches good for 123 yards. Hudson Blocks Punt Bob Hudson got Philadel phia going in the last quarter. First he blocked a punt and promptly plunged over for a touchdown and the Eagles stretched he lead to 26-17 when Hudson recovered a Dub Jones fumble and Bielski booted another field gdal, this one from 40 yards out. The final touchdown was a 40-yard dash with an intercepted pass by Bibbles Bawel. Graham tossed to Ray Ren- TURN TO PAGE 25. COL. S. rn; t,(,nn .., vine meiiauil waa ycii liauy ir sponsible for the Cards first half difficulties, Ray intimated. "Matson's the man who gets us driving," he said, "and he pulled a muscle running down un der a pass in practice yester day. We only practiced 30 minutes but it was long enough to get him hurt. We tried to bind it today but he couldn't tun." Though he felt the Cardinals "were not a well-coordinated unit today," Richards admitted that this did not explain awa-' everything. "The Packers were just out-rharging us to beat hell in the line. "I was surprised, though, that they ran so well up the middle," he said. "We were set to stop their toss-outs and we did pretty well there - but they hurt us up the middle. Richards, in the final anayl-sis, made it clear he was mak ing no alibis. "The Packers were a good ball club today," Ray averred. "They were real ly blocking really laying it in there. They can beat any body if they play like they did today." ; There was no uninhibited re- maintain their first half pace in the last two quarters, Green Bay's athletes discussed the vie tory quietly. An indication of the prevail ing reaction was Al Carmich- ael's comment. "I should have had that last one," Al insisted, referring to a Tobin Rote pass that had skidded off his fingertips in the closing seconds. Another came from Tobin Rote. "Yeah, I was throwing pretty well in the first half," he admitted, "but I only com pleted one in the second half. I had real good protection all day, too. I don't think they were in on me more than one time all day." Joe Johnson, who had the! biggest day he's had since joining the Packers a year ago, was equally modest. "I had good holes," he contended. "If they open up, you can get through all right." Joe intercepted and lateraled to me but the whistle blew so I just stood there. Carr came up and I stuck out my hand to keep him from tackling me and he didn't like it." flpnrl Pnarii PtoKnni'ii elated over ending a three-game losing streak, felt "We were just a little more solid all the way through today than we have been lately. "We had a real great first half. "The pass protection was real good and the defense was improved, too." Liz also thought "Joe Johnson had a good day." Always one to appreciate execution of fundamentals, he appended, "Of course, he had pretty good blocking." . Already looking ahead to next Sunday'! date with the San Francisco Forty-Niners in Milwaukee, he wrapped up his summation with "that's a nict win." 'Local Color' Most fans may not have been aware of it but one of the game officials was Green Bay's D. R. McMas-ters, East High vice principal. McMasters, along with St. Nor- bert College football coach Mel Nicks, was called upon just before noon when two regular members of the crew, Referee John Pace and Field Judge Asked how he happened tojed in chicag0 Sweeney ult i m a t e 1 y was able to charter a plane from the Windy City, when the regular flight from South Bend, Ind., failed to come through, at 11:10 Sunday morning. Sweeney, who dressed on the plane, arrived at Austin Strau-bel Field at 12:40, stepped into a waiting cab (the pilot had radioed ahead) and reached City Stadium at 12:55. Pace, be ejected from the game late in the fourth quarter, big Bill Forester explained, "Some guy threw a kne into me after the whistle and I kicked him and the officials saw me." Bill Lucky, thumbed following the same fracas, was more cryptic. "We were just fight ing," he said with a wry smile. Bobby Dillon, describing what prompted the Cards' Jimmy Carr to "attack" him in the fourth quarter, explained, "Val TURN TO PAGE 25, COL. . ! Twist to Pastime: Hang Morabito, 49er Owner, in Effigy SAN FRANCISCO (. The West Coast's popular pasttime effigy hanging has added another victim with a twist: A pro football team owner, Tony Morabito of San Francisco 49ers. .1. Morahito's rain soaked effigy was found hanging on a light pole Sunday in the Ingleside district. Red Strad-er, 4fler coach, was hanged in effigy a week ago. Six college coaches also have been thus distinguished in the west this season. The effigy of Morabito, founder of the 4ers, bore two signs. One red,' "Redskins 7, 4!ters 0": the oilier, "(feodbje Tony. Have fun at Kezar (stadium) December 4 with all the seagulls." Kezar is the 4!)er' home field and the Dec. 4 opponent will be Green Uh.v. Said Morabito: "I've really been expecting it , . 56 P TRADE-INS! te. 1955 Pontiac "860" 2-door Station Wagon, 4,500 miles 1954 Chevrolet "210" 2-door Sedan, Power-Glide, radio, 1954 Dodge 4-door Sedan, radio, heater, 2 -tone, etc. 1953 Buick Special 4-door, low mileage, extra clean 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook Club Coupe, radio, heater, etc. WANT A 2ND CAR FREE? You may win a good, dependable car absolutely free Nothing to buy No strings attached! Just register at the Super lot. Please, No Minorjl LOW COST CARS '50 Ford V8 2-door, overdrive '49 Mercury 4-door, overdrive '49 Pontiac Deluxe 4-door, radio, etc. '49 Chevrolet Deluxe 4-door REMEMBER WE DEAL EASY HE 2-1334 - SUPER IOT - 1014 MAIN Your Pontine Denier Brown County Motors

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