1937 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
AUG 19 (Chicago) - It will be brother against brother 
and no quarter asked when Earl and George Svendsen,
centers on the College All-Star and Green Bay Packer
elevens, respectively, face each other across the line of
scrimmage on the night of Sept. 1. From opening 
whistle until final guns all thoughts of family fealty will
be cast aside as the two husky viking settle once and 
for all who is the better center, a debate which has 
raged in Minnesota for several years. It will be the first
and last opportunity of the Svendsen boys to argue it
out as members of opposing teams, for after the All-
Star-Packer game Earl will join Green Bay to become a
teammate of his older brother. Since 1933 there has 
been a Svendsen in the Minnesota line, and the family
tradition would have continued this fall had not Edward,
third of the Svendsen brothers, received an appointment
to Annapolis last spring after having completed his
freshmen year...GEORGE WAS A TACKLE: By
coincidence all three brothers began playing center the
same year. George, the eldest, had been a regular
tackle on the Minnesota team of 1933, but in his senior
year he was switched to center, where he attained All-
American recognition. Earl joined the Gopher varsity in
1934. At Marshall High school in Minneapolis, which all
three boys attended, Earl played fullback, tackle and
guard. He played end on the freshman squad at
Minnesota, but when he joined the varsity he was moved to center. At the same time Brother Edward began playing center at Marshall High. Handling a ball, whether it be a football, basketball or baseball, runs in the Svendsen family. The father was a star basketball player while Earl's two sisters and his mother played on a girls' basketball team. Earl also played basketball on the Minnesota varsity. "He's got the surest pair of hands I ever saw on an athlete," Coach Bernie Bierman remarked once as he watched Earl handle a football with the one-handed agility of a baseball infielder. They still tell up in Minneapolis how Earl used to intercept passes with one hand...FACED A LONG JOB: Like most players at Minnesota, Earl had a long job ahead of him when he moved up to the varsity. Few Gopher players fall heir to a regular job in their first year or even second year. The squads are large and the competition keen. So, in his sophomore year, Earl had to be content with a third string role and even in his second year he saw infrequent action as All-American Dale Rennebohm held forth. The latter was the starting center on last year's All-Star team. But last year he came into his own and lived up to the tradition that Minnesota's center are good centers.
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Well satisfied with the results of
an arduous coaches' conference at the Palmer House
in Chicago, Coach E.L. Lambeau returned to Green 
Bay this morning to take charge of the day's practice
sessions for the Packer football squad. Arguments 
which lasted all evening and nicked the early morning
hours gave the Packers as good a break, and probably
a better one, than previous professional squads which
have participated in the All Star game. Major points
settled at the meeting, Lambeau said, were the
1. George Henry Sauer will play with the Packers
against the All-Americans.
2. The game will be played under two more rules which
favor the professionals than were used in previous All
Star games.
3. The college dead ball rule has been modified for the
4. The referee and head linesman will be selected by
the Packers; the umpire and field judge by the All-
5. The official football was adopted.
Argumentation was spirited throughout the evening, Lambeau said. "The All Star coaches didn't give in on any points without a fight," he said. In addition to coaches of the All-Americans, and Lambeau, the meeting was attended by Arch Ward and Wilfred Smith, representatives of the Chicago Tribune. Smith and the All-Star coaches had great praise for the work of Eddie Jankowski, new Packer fullback who is working out with the All-Americans, Lambeau said. Jankowski has been ripping opposing lines to pieces and has looked excellent on defense at Evanston. The George Sauer eligibility question was not settled until after a  long argument. Finally the matter was placed in Ward's hands, and the Tribune sports editor ruled that the Green Bay halfback should be permitted to play. Two professional rules were adopted. On all offside plays within the 10-yard lines, the defensive team shall be penalized half the distance to the goal line instead of five yards. Officials must notify coaches of both teams when three timeout periods have been taken...RULE IS MODIFIED: The dead ball rule was modified favorably for the Packers. If the ball carrier touches his hands or knees to the ground while in the open, the ball will not be declared dead, and the runner may regain his feet and continue his course. The college forward passing rule, prohibiting tosses from with
AUG 19 (Chicago) - The 75,000 or more fans who will attend the fourth annual All Star football battle between college headliners of 1936 and the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field Sept. 1 may see the long awaited wide open scoring spectacle at last. The previous games of the series were expected to produce furious scoring displays, but nothing of the kind happened. The collegians held the Chicago Bears to a scoreless tie in 1934, and the Bears won the 1935 game 5 to 0. Last year touchdowns showed up for the first time, but the Detroit Lions were forced to settle for a 7 to 7 draw...STRONGER ON OFFENSE: The current All Star outfit apparently lacks the defensive power of the previous teams, but looks stronger offensively. The Packer boast ample scoring power, particularly with the famous passing combination of Arnold Herber to Don Hutson.
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Its famed forward passing attack still a bit off tune, the Green Bay Packers squad went through a long drill on aerial offensive Wednesday morning under Coach Curly Lambeau. With more contact work steadily being included in the sessions, scrimmages were set for Friday and Saturday. Coach Lambeau hopes to get the pro eleven's offense clicking over the weekend. The veterans were given the afternoon off, while the rookies worked on plays and assignments under Asst. Coach Red Smith, Coach Lambeau having left at noon for Chicago to do a little personal battling with coaches of the all-stars on rules.
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - The first scrimmage session of the Green Bay Packers, a secret affair, was scheduled by Coach E.L. Lambeau today as the squad prepared to meet the College All-Americans at Soldier field on the night of Sept. 1. A terrific workout was conducted yesterday morning, and the men were given the afternoon off to rest up, as considerable body contact work was on the program. Today's schedule, in addition to the first scrimmage of the year, included a lengthy chalk talk at the Beaumont hotel this evening. Although work has been strenuous so far, it has not been violent, and so there have been no injuries, other than a few pulled muscles and tendons common to an early season football squad, and the coaches are keeping their fingers crossed in anticipation of the scrimmages this weekend...HUMOR IN DRILLS: Although the players are taking their assignments with deadly seriousness and are working hard, plenty of humor crops out in the daily drills. The other day a team including Clarke Hinkle in the backfield, and Tiny Engebretsen and Buckets Goldenberg included in the line, was on defense in dummy scrimmage. The signal caller yelped for a quick kick, as Joe Laws was playing pretty close to the line of defense and it was intended to catch him napping. Unfortunately for the strategy, Hinkle's kick went almost straight up in the air, and Laws trotted up to catch it easily. As he broke through the defensive line Engebretsen sang out, "Who kicked that - Goldenberg?" Incidentally, Coach Lambeau has announced his pleasure with the progress being made by Buckets, who after cruising through several positions in recent years, apparently has found his proper niche at guard. Goldenberg's mental attitude is much better this year, as he met a severe discouragement early last season with a broken leg, just when he was breaking into his new assignment...GUARDS ARE STRONG: The Packer guard corps at this writing looks exceptionally strong, and may develop into one of the best in National league history. With Goldenberg, Lon Evans, Engebretsen, Mike Michalske, Zud Schammel and Russ Letlow all going at full steam, Lambeau isn't expecting much trouble from that important position. The Packer coach returned from Chicago highly impressed with the caliber of the All-America squad. He predicted a wide-open offensive game, for the All-Star coaches admit that their team will be much better on offense than on defense. While the All-Americans will spend plenty of time trying to work up a means of checking the Green Bay attack, they will concentrate on their own offense, with the idea that a team in scoring position is in little danger of being scored upon...VETERANS MAY START: Lambeau has announced no starting lineup for the game, nor will he until the day of the contest, but observers believe that he will rely upon his veteran material at the kickoff, substituting later as he sees fit. The first guess at a starting eleven might place Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein at ends, Ernie Smith and Lou Gordon at tackles, Evans and Engebretsen at guards, George Svendsen at center, Hank Bruder at blocking quarterback, George Sauer and Arnold Herber at halfbacks, and Clarke Hinkle at full. In recent practices, Bob Monnett and Joe Laws have been displaying a lot of class, and they may win starting places at halfbacks. Monnett's pasing and Laws' signal calling in particular have been hot.
AUG 14 (Green Bay) - The path which will lead to the fourth annual All Star game at Soldier field, and then a defense of their NFL championship, was embarked upon today by the Green Bay Packers. They opened their 1937 practice season at City stadium. This morning's activities principally were those of reorganization, the function being carried on without confusion, but this afternoon Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered his entire squad out for an intensive drill. The Packers will work out at 9:30 tomorrow morning on their practice field, and will spend Sunday afternoon posing for sports photographers. As things stood this afternoon, only two of the prospective squad had not reported, and Lambeau announced that these were expected this afternoon. The missing pair were Ernie Smith and Fred McKenzie, both tackles. Smith is flying east from Los Angeles and McKenzie is believed driving here from Salt Lake City. Zud Schammel arrived at noon yesterday from Iowa City, accompanied by his wife. Despite a three-year layoff from competition, he looked like an All-American and in excellent condition. Lou Gordon, giant Illinois tackle, arrived from Chicago last night, and also looked tops. Champ Seibold, tackle, pulled in from Oshkosh this morning, and Frank Butler arrived from Chicago. Frank is a new papa and wanted to remain with his wife as long as he could. Another recent arrival was Darrell Lester, Texas Christian center, who worked out this morning. Enthusiasm for the condition of the squad collectively was voiced today by Dr W.W. Kelly, club physician, as he completed the majority of his examinations. The men's hearts, blood pressures and kidneys were checked closely, and Dr. Kelly pronounced all of them in prime shape for the season. Richard (Red) Smith, assistant coach whose work with the line last season was regarded as instrumental in the championship campaign, arrived today from Hopkinsville, Ky., where he has been managing the Brewer baseball farm. Lambeau returned from Chicago last night with praise for the All Stars, whose camp he visited. "They look tough and are eager for the game," he reported...BATTLE ON RULES: Lambeau predicted a spirited battle over rules when the coaches of the two teams and Arch Ward, Tribune sports editor, meet at the Palmer House next Wednesday evening. A large crowd is certain to be on hand for tomorrow's workouts here, and Lambeau today issued a plea for cooperation on the part of the fans. "It will help the Packers," he said, "if the people will remain 30 yards or more away from the plays. They can see just as well, and it will enable us to get something done. All too short a time remains before the All Star game."
AUG 14 (Chicago) - The College All-Stars squad which will meet the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field the night of Sept. 1 received equipment today and went through its first training drill at Northwestern university. Head Coach Charles (Gus) Dorais of the University of Detroit, with Assistants Lynn Waldorf of Northwestern, Elmer Layden of Notre Dame, Bernie Moore of Louisiana State and Jimmy Phelan of Washington, conferred over plays the collegians will use against the professional champions.
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - The football curtain went up here Saturday in a mid-summer setting when the Green Bay Packers, champions of the National Professional Football league, began training for the game with the College All-Stars September 1, as well as for their league season which will open 10 days later. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau and his assistants, Dick Smith and Mike Michalske, who assembled the squad, looked over the Bay freshmen and pronounced it highly promising. So did a large turnout of local fans, who couldn't resist football practice, even under a summer sun. Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, pronounced all players on hand in excellent condition, and they were driven through a long practice session in the afternoon. Sunday they will drill all day, running through formations in the morning and posing for newspaper photographers in the afternoon. The Packers worked out on a new practice field, which has been constructed adjacent to the East high school gridiron. A fence is being built, and the team will soon hold secret practice. Working out with the veterans were the following newcomers making their first stabs at professional football: Francis (Zud) Schammel, Iowa guard; Darrell Laster, Texas Christian center; Herb Banet, Manchester halfback; Walter Bartanen, Ferris tackle; Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State tackle; and Ray Peterson, San Francisco halfback. The only veterans not back in the fold were Johnny Blood, new coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates pro team; Walter Kiesling, Blood's assistant; Tar Schwammel, who has retired from the football wars, and Cal Clemens, who was unable to come to terms with the Packer management. George Henry Sauer, recently named head coach at New Hampshire university, is drilling with the team, but will leave for his new post after the all-star game.
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Twenty-nine members of the Green Bay Packer squad, national professional football champions, toiled and sweated under a blazing sun in four weekend drills, as Coach E.L. Lambeau started them on the trail to the All Star game and another pro league season. The only man missing when noses were counted yesterday was Fred McKenzie, Utah tackle, who didn't show up at the scheduled time. The Packers received their suits Saturday morning, worked out that afternoon, pounded through a hot practice Sunday morning, and donned their new uniforms yesterday afternoon to look lively for the photographers, who were present, amateur and professional, in numbers. A large crowd lined the practice field to witness the drills, and derived much amusement in the afternoon from the antics of the players, who were in high good humor. The only parts of the new outfits which were not available were the pants, but the Packers were togged out in their new myrtle green and gold jerseys, with gold helmets to match, and wore their regular practice pants. Coach Lambeau called the squad out again this morning, when a long session was scheduled, but he planned to give the boys the afternoon off, as they will meet at the Beaumont hotel tonight for an extended skull drill. Lambeau announced that he has instructed McKenzie, who received detailed instructions as to when he should report, to remain at home. This tabulation does not include the four men under contract to the Packers who are working with the College All-Americans at Chicago - tackle
Averell Daniell of Pitt, fullback Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin, end Ken Nelson of Illinois and center Bud Svendsen of Minnesota. Coach Lambeau made no effort yesterday to conceal his pleasure at the appearance of the Packer freshmen, who looked strong, well-conditioned, willing and talented to the man. With the addition to the four All-Stars the squad will be swelled to 33 men, and the problem of where to slash probably will be a stiff one. The Packers attempted no activity yesterday other than posting for the photographers. Hundreds of photos were snapped, including many by fans who hauled their own cameras to the scene and profited by the bright sunshine to add
to their sports albums...TAKE MANY SHOTS: Every
member of the squad was taken at least three or four
​times, and many were snapped on a dozen or more
occasions. The men were friendly and cooperative, so
that the afternoon added considerably to the team's
publicity setup, most of the bigger city newspapers
being represented...WORK IN MORNING: Lambeau
stressed the fundamentals in the Packers' Sunday
morning drill. The scene seemed to leap back just a
year ago as the pro candidates ran through the regular
routine they use each year in opening sessions, running
through dummy plays, passing, punting, perfecting
blocking assignments and generally getting into ship-
shape condition. A blazing August sun slowed down the
speed of the workout, but didn't in any way dull the 
spirit of the squad, with the veterans introducing to the
new men the tradition of he Packers, "The pro eleven
with the college spirit". As the session went on its
somewhat stereotyped way, constant chatter and wise-
cracks enlivened the session and drove off the feeling of
drudgery which can easily invade opening drills of a long
and arduous campaign. George Henry Sauer perhaps
came in for the brunt of the remarks. During punting drill
George's spirals were soaring high, wide and handsome,
averaging better than most of the other kickers' boots. "You're just hitting your prime, George," the boys chaffed, "too bad you're leaving us. (Sauer will play in the All-Star game but will leave immediately afterward to take up coaching duties at the University of New Hampshire.) "You might have made the first team this year," remarked another. "Well, at least you can teach those Eastern boys how to kick," remarked Arnie Herber...DOESN'T USE FEET: About that time big George Svendsen straightened up from his centering positions, from which he had been tossing the ball back to the kickers, and asked for a relief for a moment because of a blister. "Come on, George," taunted Herbie again, "you don't pass 'em with your feet." Clarke Hinkle was greeted each time he prepared to kick with the encouragement, "Come on, Rubber Legs, let's see what you can do." Herber's new nickname is Gordon, a reference to the advertisements in which the Packer passer has been featured in recent weeks. Red Smith was his usual cryptic self, passing somewhat profanely humorous remarks on the events of the session. Red is one of the greatest pepper-uppers on the field when the boys are working out, and some of his remarks on the way players carry out their assignments are unprintable classics. Yet behind all this light bickering are sincere words of encouragement for all of the other boys from all of the players. Whenever anyone got off a great punt, someone always said, "Atta boy, Swede", or "Nice kick, Clark". The new men particularly come in for words of praise whenever they show signs of producing football of the professional metal...BUSIEST ON FIELD: Coach Lambeau and his two assistants, Smith and Mike Michalske, were among the busiest men on the field, offering individual and group advice on technical points. After the whole squad had taken about a two-hour workout, 
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - A hot sun slowed down the Green Bay Packers Sunday as they went through their second day's work for the game with the college all-stars at Chicago September 1. After running through a tough drill in the morning on fundamentals the Packers spent the afternoon going through poses for newspaper photographers and at sundown, with the heat that it was, were glad to call it quits. The Packers worked out with a complete squad Sunday, except for the four new members with the all-stars in Chicago. Tackle Ernie Smith was the last member to arrive, pulling in under the wire Saturday afternoon. Coach E.L. Lambeau announced that he did not expect Fred MacKenzie, Utah tackle, to report. MacKenzie is still in Honolulu.
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Persons who adhere to the calendar closely will insist that the football season starts sometime in the middle of September. Like most reactionaries, they will be firm in this contention, but no matter how strictly any of them conformed to dates, Sunday at the football practice field behind East high school would have convinced them that the period of moleskins and pigskins is at hand. Several hundred fans, many from outside the city, were on hand for the practice session in the morning and the show for newspaper photographers arranged by Curly Lambeau in the afternoon. Green Bay, always regarded as football mad, is showing more preseason enthusiasm than ever before. From such old timers as Dr. W.W. Kelly, Packer corporation director and one-time president of the club, down to the newest men on the squad as well as gaping children still not at the teen age, there was a rumble of satisfaction and optimism with what promises to be another great season...TEAM LOOKS TOUGH: There were no skeptics. While generally admitting that the Packers and their public will have a fuller knowledge of the team's strength in mid-October, all conceded that Coach Lambeau has "another team". And a team it is. It is going to take long hours of practice and many skull sessions to bring them up to championship form, but the raw material is there. Mike Michalske, who climbed off the limb he was out on as assistant coach at Lafayette college last year, regards the present squad, and the additions it will have after the All-Star game in Chicago, as the most promising he has ever seen. However, he looks back on the team of two years ago, the last he spent with the Packers before going East to coach, as one of the strongest and a good example of how the breaks can put any aggregation behind the eight ball. It was the team of 1935 that Johnny Blood picked as the greatest he played with here, and while Mike doesn't go quite that far, there is a moral in what he says about ill luck. Injuries kept Clarke Hinkle and Henry Bruder on the bench most of the season, and George Sauer was bumped to the extent that he played little more than they. Even so, that team missed the championship by only a disputed field goal. Bad breaks can do just as much harm to the present gang....DETERMINED TO WIN: There is a very slight line drawn between determination to win and overconfidence. Doctor Kelly, who should know as he looked over the squad from head to foot (literally), counts on the present attitude as an indication of potential strength rather than what George Halas, Chicago Bear coach, has termed "chestiness". Lon Evans says that the story can't be told until after the Bear game. Maybe so. Lon, whom both Halas and Potsy Clark regarded as one of the best guards in the game last fall, is like the others when he sees little to criticize now. Other players have their opinions. But probably one of the most level-headed comes from Richard (Red) Smith, line coach, who returned to Green Bay Saturday after successfully carrying the Hopkinsville, Ky., baseball team through a season in the Kitty league. Red left the nine, which is a farm for the Milwaukee Brewers, on top. Of the Packers, he says, "It's there. Curly will shift Frank Butler from center to right tackle to help fill the gap left by Schwammel's absence...and he probably will turn the trick." For obvious reasons the player who mentioned this cannot be called by name, but in the dressing room before the dress act they were discussing new players coming into the league. Somebody mentioned Larry Kelley of Yale. He is supposed to be on the All-Star lineup that will oppose the Packers, and after that he is to play with the Detroit Lions. He won't do either, according to the story. In Europe at the moment, he has decided to skip professional football in favor of a preparatory school coaching job. And the boys seem to think that he made the proper choice...JUST WOULDN'T LAST: Drawled the man who told the story: "If he ran off the mouth in the league the way he did in college, he wouldn't last two games. And past history bears it out. Few college greats have gone to town in football's big league. There was Chris Cagle of the Army, who Packer end Tom Nash put out of business in the first meeting between the New York Giants and the Packers in what was Cagle's second pro game. And Red Grange obtained most of his professional game as a defensive back rather than as the 'Galloping Ghost'. Red since, as present assistant coach of the Bears, has become one of the Packers' greatest admirers. They are looking to some of the new material for that extra touch. Lester, Texas Christian all-America center, and Zud Schammel, lineman from Iowa, appear to be among the best. But there is no telling yet. An old saying about not being able to judge a boat by its color seems to be borne out here. Nevertheless, among the new men to watch are Banet, the former Manchester college halfback, and Lyle Sturgeon, big tackle from the Dakotas...EARPE LIKES TEAM: The optimism about the approaching season is not confined to the boys who are playing this year. Former center Jug Earpe thinks this year's team is going to be one of the best, as does Whitey Woodin. Al Rose, who will not go back East to play with the New York Yanks, says without hesitation that this squad is ready to go. Among the fans Miss Juanita Reimer of 511 Wisconsin avenue, Oshkosh, representative of Wisconsin followers outside of the city of Green Bay, ventured the thought that "the team looks like a winner". Miss Reimer sees them all in Green Bay and Milwaukee and then follows the team to Chicago. On that schedule she has missed only six in 13 years. No player is more of a veteran that August (Mike) Michalske. When they were lining up the new players for a picture. somehow Mike was called in. Said Captain Milt Gantenbein, "Look at him lining up with the class of 1936...the frosh." And Lou Gordon, who has been around himself a little, responded, "Yeh, I know. I used to read about him when I was in school...He was considered a veteran then." And so the ribbing goes on. If they still feel that cheerful after Sept. 18 (date of the first Bear game), it's a winner for Coach Lambeau and Green Bay. Otherwise, all bets are off.
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Impressions from the weekend workouts of the Green Bay Packers, as they prepared to meet the All-Americans at Soldier field Sept. 1: Probably no crop of new recruits ever looked as uniformly promising as the 1937 assortment...there isn't a man who doesn't appear to have a good chance of clinching a regular berth, which means that somewhere along the line, there'll be some changes made...furthermore, the rookies - if you can call men with all that varsity experience by that term - all seem to have the knack of getting along well with the older men. Darrell Lester, Texas Christian center who made every All-America team in the country two years in succession, is lighter than publicized, but is rangy, strong and intelligent looking...he hits about 217 now, and probably will gain...Zud Schammel, the Iowa guard who has been out of competition three seasons but it is one of the most promising of the new Packers, weighs a snappy 234 and is all beef. Red Smith, the popular assistant coach who arrived Saturday from the Brewer baseball farm at Hopkinsville, Ky., was the butt of many jokes Sunday afternoon...the cutest was provided by Don Hutson, who inhaled a quantity of water, and deposited it on Red's close-cropped cranium as the coach was kneeling, talking to one of the men...the Packers have rigged up a new device for giving the players water on the field...it is a metal hose with a spray attached, and the moisture can be sprayed into the mouth or over the head, without the danger of putting too much water on an overheated tummy. Mark down Russ Letlow as a sophomore Packer who probably will be heard from this season...Russ has gained 10 pounds, and is boiling over with life and pep...he is a member of what probably is the strongest guard corps in Packer history, others being Lon Evans, Tiny Engebretsen, Schammel, Buckets Goldenberg and Mike Michalske. Lots of laughs when Coach Lambeau asked the rookies to line up for a photo, and the veteran Michalske responded...furthermore, he got in the picture, amid many cracks about the "class of '37".
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - "George Sauer will play with the
Green Bay Packers in the All Star game". So said 
Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau today, when informed that
coaches of the College All-Americans are attempting to
have Sauer ruled off the Packer squad because he has
signed as athletic director of New Hampshire university.
"Sauer will play with the Packers," Lambeau repeated.
"I am going to Chicago tomorrow to attend a session on
rules for the All Star game, and I am prepared to put up
a real battle for our rights in this matter. Sauer was a
member of our championship team in 1936, and is 
eligible in every way to appear with the Packers against
the All Americans? What if eight or nine of our regular
1936 players had obtained coaching jobs - would we be
expected to play without all of them?"...PREDICTS HOT
FIGHT: Lambeau predicted a hot fight on the rules 
problem and a lesser battle over officials. The meeting will be held at the Palmer House, with Arch Ward, Tribune sports editor, the All Star coaches and Lambeau in attendance. Sauer signed to play with the Packers in the All Star game shortly after he accepted terms as New Hampshire athletic director. He reported to the squad ahead of time, in excellent physical condition, and is regarded as a mainstay of the Packers for the big game. The big halfback is one of the best blockers and ball carriers on the squad.
AUGUST 17 (Chicago) - Coaches of the college all-star football team which will play the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field the night of September 1 in a charity contest said Tuesday they plan to protest the eligibility of George Sauer, star Packer fullback of last season who has signed a contract to coach the New Hampshire eleven this fall. "He is not a member of this year's Packer team," one coach said, "unless you concede that one a Packer always a Packer. We will protest Sauer's playing at a meeting of coaches Tuesday night, when the rules will be discussed. It seems logical if the Packers can use a man from last year's eleven, the same permission should be granted the all-stars." Head coach Gus Dorais of the University of Detroit and his assistants put 65 players through a rigid play formation workout under a blazing sun Monday at Northwestern's Dyche stadium.
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - Scrimmage will be called for the Green Bay Packers next Friday and Saturday, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today as the squad resumed practice for the All Star game at Solider field, two weeks from tomorrow night. Despite the terrific heat of recent days, making the weather more suitable for swimming than football, the players' loss of weight has not been great, attesting to the fine condition of most. "The majority of the men are in good shape," Lambeau said today, "though a half dozen can't yet move at top speed." This week will see as much attention paid to the Packers' skulls as to their bodies. An intensive chalk talk was held at the Beaumont hotel last night, and there will be several other such mental drills until Friday, when the men will be given an examination on the plays they have learned to date...GET NEW PLAYS: About a dozen different plays were given them yesterday morning, in a steam-heated session that carried until about noon. Coach Lambeau gave his men the afternoon to rest their tired feet and legs, but announced that there would be two drills today, morning and afternoon. In addition to working on their plays yesterday, the Packers participated in calisthenics, held charging practice and wound up with a dummy scrimmage, aiming at perfecting their formations. Frank Butler, former center, worked at his new right tackle position. Lambeau today issued a plea to the general public to remain absent from the Packer workouts, which henceforth will be conducted in secret. A canvas-covered fence is being erected around the practice area, and all drills will be run off in privacy. The coaches are attempting to develop the large squad as rapidly as possible. They work each day until the men's legs lose their spring, and their feet hurt, when the drills are called off. Rougher work was promised for today pointing toward the scrimmage session later in the week.
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Armed with arguments opposing the attempt to oust George Henry Sauer from the All Star game lineup of the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau left for Chicago at noon today, and tonight will participate in the annual pre-game rules and officials meeting at the Palmer House. "There is absolutely no reason why Sauer should  not appear with the Packers, merely because he has signed as athletic director with New Hampshire university," Lambeau repeated today. "If the All Stars insist upon barring him, then they must let us have the members of the squad which are signed and under contract to the Packers - Averell Daniell, Eddie Jankowski, Ken Nelson and Bud Svendsen. Sauer was a member of the 1936 championship squad and it is this team that the All Stars are playing."...SEES BITTER FIGHT: Lambeau forecast a bitter struggle over the acceptance of rules. Annually the All Star game code has favored the ex-collegians to a marked degree, often making valueless as much as a third of the professional's offense. The meeting will be attended by Lambeau, Arch Ward, Chicago Tribune sports editor; and the five All Star coaches. In the meantime, the Packer squad of 29 continued its heavy work schedule as the ground to be covered before Sept. 1 is mountainous. As forward passing yesterday morning and afternoon was soggy, Lambeau ordered extra attention on that phase for today's drill. The Packers were to have an extra-heavy session until noon today, and then were to be dismissed for the rest of the day. The linemen were in for an increased session of body work, toughening them up for the first scrimmages of the season Friday and Saturday...SMITH IN CHARGE: This afternoon Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith took charge of the new players, and some of the veterans who have been having signal trouble, for special instruction, but the rest of the players were turned loose to amuse themselves. They will be called back into line again tomorrow morning. Yesterday's cooler weather was vastly appreciated by the players, and brought smiles to the face of Trainer Dave Woodward, who was worried about the effect continued hot temperatures might have upon the men's legs. Refreshened by the better conditions, the players ripped through their Tuesday drills with a world of drive. The defensive dummy posts which have been arranged at Lambeau's suggestion are more than proving their worth, as they enabled the players to work out their offensive assignments without resorting to human "dummies" as opposition. The squad also has a new blocking dummy which Lambeau expects to use in the near future.
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - The Packers will be facing one of the toughest competitors in American athletics when they meet the great Sam Francis of Nebraska in the All Star game, according to Bernie Scherer and George Sauer, former Nebraskans now with Green Bay. Scherer says that a test of Francis' competitive ability regularly was demonstrated by his performances on the Cornhusker track squad. Sam was one of the best shot putters in the country, and in practice, he usually flipped the lead around the 50-foot mark. But when he appeared in meets, he invariably was good for puts of 52 feet or better, doing his best work when the chips were down. Sauer's terse comment concerning Francis is that he's "big and tough"...If Coach Curly Lambeau had his way, there would be non-scouting agreement in both college and professional football. If neither coach knew anything about his opposition, Lambeau argues, the result would be brilliantly offensive football, with plenty of the scoring that spectators like. Scouting enables the coaches to prepare defenses against certain styles of offenses, and to know in advance what type of plays they may be facing.
AUG 18 (Chicago) - The College All Star board of srategy and Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, whose teams will clash at Soldier field Sept. 1, will get together tonight for a three-horned argument. First, they will thresh out questions of rules, there being difference between the college and professional codes. Then they will settle the question of whether George Henry Sauer, the Packers' 1936 fullback who will not be with the pro club this season because of a college coaching connection, should play in the fourth annual contest, and will wind up by naming officials for the battle...READY TO ARGUE: The rules discussion is not expected to take too  much time, but the Sauer eligibility question may develop into a pretty fair argument. The Collegians claim the former Nebraska star should not be permitted to play since he will not be a member of the Packer squad this season. Lambeau contends the Collegians will be meeting the team that won the NFL title last fall, making Sauer eligible. The professional will nominate a referee and head linesman, while the Collegians will name the umpire and field judge. Each side must ratify the other's nominations...DROP IN TEMPERATURE: Head Coach Gus Dorais of the College squad planned the first formal scrimmage session for today provide cooler weather showed up. A sudden drop in temperature yesterday afternoon made possible an informal scrimmage, during which two minor casualties were listed. Julie Alfonse, Minnesota halfback, and Lloyd Cardwell of Nebraska suffered loosened teeth, the former colliding with Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin, and Cardwell bumping into Bud Wilkinson, another Gopher star.
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers started rougher work Tuesday in preparation for the all-star game September 1, running through drills morning and afternoon which featured work on pass formations and the beginning of contact work for the linemen. Scrimmages have been ordered for Friday and Saturday this week. At the same time the tempo of the outdoor drills were speeded up, the players' brains were undergoing a steady workout in long skull drill sessions on signals and plays. Assistant coach Red Smith has been working with the rookies on this assignment. Frank Butler, center, has been shifted to tackle to bolster a rather questionable situation in the line due to the retirement of Ade Schwammel.
AUGUST 22 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Packers should have the greatest football team in their history this fall if they don't beat themselves with overconfidence. The major domo of many great Packers teams, Curly Lambeau, thinks so. The veterans on the team, who know a football player on the hoof when they see one, think so. This football nutty town lustily choruses, "Aye", in every tavern on the stem. And this reporter, who admittedly visited the camp with certain misgivings, left convinced he better hurry on the bandwagon with the rest. The curly-headed Lambeau, after a week of practice, summed up the situation like this: "We're much stronger at center than last year and much stronger at the guards. We're just as strong or stronger at the tackles. We're stronger at the ends. We're just as strong in the backfield. And last year we won the championship. What more do you want?" But I ​was hardly able to gulp a few gulps about this highly optimistic appraisal that knocked all my pet misgivings into a cocked hat, and that seemed to assure another championship, when Lambeau himself quickly continued with a surprising little misgiving of his own. "You can see we have the stuff. We should beat the all-stars and we should be in the thick of the league fight all the way - that is, we should if the men don't beat themselves. That's the one thing that can lick us - mental attitude. If we go into a game loafing or if we start figuring we're cocks of the walk because of last year's championship, we're goners. Yes sir, goners." And Lambeau screwed up his face just a little, thinking no doubt of how all that fine material he had just about exploded about would be wasted. "That happened to us once before, you know," he went on. "In 1932, we had what up to this year I thought was the greatest potential club of all time. But see what happened. We had won three championships in a row and we started to take things for granted. Then it happened. And we finished with the also-rans. There's not much anybody can do about a club that gets into a mental rut. It simply has to take its lickings. We got it in the neck from the Bears in our second game last year, remember? Thirty to three. But luckily we bounced back. We got our feet on the ground and didn't lose another game. I know that licking made us for the rest of the year." And the mental attitude of this year's club as it prepares for the all-star game at Soldier field a week from Wednesday? Not  bad, says Lambeau, although a few men could get their feet a little firmer on the ground. "But you can't tell much in practice," he explained. "We've got to wait - and hope." This reporter's misgivings were concerned principally with the loss of Johnny Blood, the spectacular pass-receiving back; the loss of Ade Schwammell, giant tackle who decided to pass up football this season and the loss in the regular season of fullback George Sauer, who will hang up his Packer spangles after the all-star game to become head coach at the University of New Hampshire. But not one of the misgivings registered in the slightest. "Sure. Blood was a great pass receiver," Lambeau explained, "but watch young Paul Miller this year. And don't forget Don Hutson when you're talking about pass receivers, or Gantenbein or Becker. Schwammel? I think we've got a tackle in Lyle Sturgeon of North Dakota State who'll make you fellows forget all about Schwammel. How about it, Red?" And line coach Red Smith, who left the Brewer farm at Hopkinsville, Ky., to come back here as Lambeau's first assistant, beamed until his freckler glistened. Sauer? I think we'll miss him a little. But don't forget he was injured much of last year and that we have Jankowski coming up. You've read what Jankowski has been doing in the all-star practice, haven't you? Well, he's ours, boy, he's ours." As explained before, Lambeau doesn't see a single weakness on this year's club. Position for position, it's at least as strong as last year's aggregation, as he sees it, and at several positions stronger. At center, the acquisition of Derrill Lester, Texas Christian's all-American center of two years ago, has particularly added strength. Lester will probably see just as much action as the veteran George Svendsen who last year developed into one of the outstanding pivots in the league. He is a big raw-boned Texan with a wing spread of a China clipper. The dope on the "middle men" follow:
            Hght Age Wght Yrs
G.Svendsen   6-4  24  225   2
Lester       6-3  24  220   1
*Svendson    6-1  22  195   1
* - Won't report until after all-star game
            Hght Age Wght Yrs
Goldenberg  5-10  26  220   5
Evans        6-2  25  223   5
Engebretsen  6-1  27  238   3
Letlow       6-0  23  215   2
Michalske    6-1  32  210   8
Schammel     6-1  27  235   1
The acquisition of Zud Schammel of Iowa and the return of the veteran Mike Michalske has meant just as much to the guards, Lambeau explains, as Lester has to the centers. Schwammel, particularly, has caught Lambeau's fancy. The Big Hawkeye, who won all-conference honors at Iowa three years ago and who helped Ossie Solem coach at Iowa City for two years, weighs a mere 235 and knows all the answers. The guards follow:
This reporter's misgivings about the tackles were immediately laughed down by Lambeau. "Smith as the best all-around tackle in the league last year," the major domo explained. "He should be just as good this year. Champ Seibold improved 50% in our postseason games on the coast last winter. Incidentally, those games meant a lot to us. Lou Gordon reported in the best shape I've ever seen him. Butler has been switched from center to tackle and he's a cinch to improve with every game. And the new men? Sturgeon never reported for practice more than one day a week up at North Dakota State. He has a family and had to work. But he was good enough to make the Western All-stars last winter and become one of the best lineman on the field. Bartanen, who went to school at Ferris Institute in Grand Rapids, came down here from Bessmer, Mich., looking for a job, and when he told me he had a stew of pig iron for breakfast, that was enough. He doesn't look bad either. Nope, those tackles don't bother me a bit." Well, judge for yourself:
            Hght Age Wght Yrs
Seibold      6-4  24  230   4
Smith        6-2  27  225   3
Gordon       6-5  29  235   2
Butler       6-3  28  246   4
* Daniell    6-2  22  210   1
Sturgeon     6-3  23  265   1
Bartanen     6-2  22  263   1
* - Won't report until after all-star game
Ken Nelson of Illinois, who blocked seven punts that resulted in touchdowns in his collegiate career, is the only addition to the corps of ends. Nelson may fine some difficulty breaking, however, for with Hutson a vastly improved defensive end, Becker in a much better frame of mind than last year, Bernie Scherer 15 pounds heavier than last year and the old warhorse, Milt Gantenbein, still far from through, the flanks appear to be very well-manned. The platoon of ends follow:
​            Hght Age Wght Yrs
Gantenbein   6-0  27  205   7
Hutson       6-1  24  180   3
Becker       6-0  26  190   2
Scherer      6-1  24  190   2
* Nelson     6-2  22  190   1
* - Won't report until after all-star game
Only three additions have been made to the backfield - Jankowski, Ray Petersen, a rugged left halfback from the University of San Francisco, and Herb Banet of Manchester college, Indiana. As mentioned before, Lambeau expects Jankowski to fill Sauer's shoes nicely. Banet adds passing strength and Petersen looks like a warhorse who can carry his share of the load at left half. Of the old men, such giants crackers as Hinkle, Bruder, Monnett and Herber, what need be said? The backfield men follow:
            Hght Age Wght Yrs
Hinkle      5-11  26  202   6
* Jankowski 5-10  23  205   1
Johnson     5-10  27  192   3
Bruder       6-0  29  197   7
Schneidman  5-10  24  205   3
Petersen     6-1  22  195   1
Monnett      5-9  26  181   5
Miller      5-10  24  180   2
Banet        6-2  22  210   1
Laws         5-9  26  186   4
Herber       6-1  27  200   7
* - Won't report until after all-star game
Miller, of whom much is expected this year, has reported back 10 pounds heavier than last year. And the beauty of it, he has lost none of his speed. "The best looking material we've ever had," Lambeau concluded. "Now, if the boys only play the football I know they can, if they only don't get too cocky, I think we ought to have the greatest team in our history. But if they start figuring themselves in before ever playing a game - wow." And Lambeau screwed up his face again.
AUG 23 (Chicago) - A dry field is what the College All
Stars want the night of Sept. 1 when they battle the
Green Bay Packers at Soldier field. The Collegians
played two full games art Dyche stadium yesterday and
their stiffest drill thus far demonstrated that Head Coach
Gus Dorais, once a great passer himself, intends to 
shoot an aerial attack at the professional champions...
JANKOWSKI IS STAR: Sammy Baugh of Texas 
Christian, with his passing, and Ed Jankowski of
Wiscosnin, with a brilliant display of line smashing 
ability, led the "first team" to a 6 to 0 victory in the
opener. In the second full game length tilt, the "blues:
defeated the "greens" by two touchdowns, and the
feature of the victory was accurate tossing by Ed
Goddard of Washington State and Tippy Dye of Ohio
State. Only one drill was scheduled for today, with the
next scrimmage set for Wednesday.
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, bruised
and battered by weekend scrimmage sessions, but
without any major injuries apparent, and resumed 
practice for the All Star game, now little more than a 
week in the future. The squad spent this morning
attempting to iron out the mistakes which cropped up
during the Sunday practice session. Although Coach E.
L. Lambeau was not displeased with the appearance of
the squad, he repeated his assertion that a world of 
work remains before the Packers will be in shape to
make their best possible showing against the All-Americans. News from the Chicago sector is disquieting. Apparently the ex-collegians are going to keep the air filled with forward passes, and Chicago news releasing opening hint that the Green Bay defense will be tried sorely by the All-American aerials. The odds, it was indicated may favor the All Stars before game time...ONE LITTLE HITCH: There is one tiny hitch in this attitude, in the fact that the Packers may do a little passing themselves. Arnold Herber was hitting the bull's eye in Sunday's scrimmage, and he apparently is in the condition of his life for another great season. Nevertheless, Lambeau ordered overtime work on pass defense for this week, in an effort to bolster the squad's defense against aerial warfare. The Packers were ace high in this department last season, and the coach wants them to pick up where they left off. Another skull drill is in prospect for tonight at the Beaumont hotel...HERBER HITS TARGET: A veteran team under Herber again dominated younger players under George Sauer in Sunday morning's intensive scrimmage, with Herber's accurate passing featuring the workout. Herber was picking off receivers all over the field, completing nine out of 12 passes for three touchdowns. The scrimmages lasted almost an hour and one-half, after which the Packers drilled for another half hour on play assignments, blocking punts and line work. Sauer's team had difficulty piling up much yardage against the vicious tackling of Herber's forwards, although Bobby Monnett was scampering through holes for nice gains. Joe Laws made one beautiful left end run for a marker, demonstrating that he can still wiggle his hips with great effect. Herber's passes not only were going to the fleet Don Hutson, but to almost every other eligible receiver on his team including Swede Johnston, Milt Gantenbein and Wayland Becker. Arnie also carried the ball a number of times, making consistently good gains.
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - There will be no more scrimmages for the Green Bay Packers until the All-Star game at Soldier field one week from tomorrow night, Coach E.L. Lambeau decided today in looking over his
squad. Although the Packers have acquired no major casualties, a number of the men are shaken and battered by their first scrimmages, and Lambeau has decided not to risk any further injuries before meeting
the All-Americans. The squad continues to hold secret practice. Although the public is barred from the workouts, Lambeau made no mystery of the fact that
the Packers are stressing defense from every angle and
​intend to be ready for anything the All-Americans throw
at them. "We have no idea what they'll use offensively,"
he said, "and so we are preparing types of defense 
against every known form of attack. We are placing
especial stress upon pass defense." Indication are that
the Packers will need to call upon every bit of their skill
at defending against aerial warfare, for unless Coach
Gus Dorais changes his plans violently, the All Stars
will go into the air at the first opportunity and stay there.
In fact, Dorais has announced for publication that he is
spending far more time on the squad's offense than
upon defense, believing that if the All Stars can keep
possession of the ball, they are certain to reach scoring
territory often. The Packers think so, too, but they differ
with the All-Americans in the amount of time they plan
to permit the ball to remain with the latter team. The
vaunted Green Bay aerial attack, which rarely has 
bogged down and has attained many a victory, is being
checked and rechecked in anticipation of frequent use...
BRUSH UP WORK: Lambeau indicated that the 
remaining time before the All-Star game will be devoted
to brushing up the team's assignments in daily drills,
plus dummy scrimmages, with many a lengthy skull
drills thrown in. Today the team was given its complete
repertoire of plays - that is, the plays which it has not
received previously. The Packers will enter the All Star
game with only 78 plays, considerably less than those
used by the Bears and Lions in the other games but the
​chances are that Green Bay will know its play better
and execute them smoother for having fewer...KEPT IN
BAG: The strategy which the Packers will use on the
night of Sept. 1, of course, is kept strictly secret by 
Lambeau and Assistant Coaches Red Smith and Mike
Michalske. The team has a lethal air attack; it possesses a ruinous ground campaign, and last season, at least, was generally dependable on defense, although there were a few defensive lapses earlier in the season. Green Bay fans haven't yet forgotten the terrific third period ground drive which the Detroit Lions uncorked at City stadium, and which all but swept the Packers from their contending position. Apparently Ernie Smith and Paul Engebretsen, two real veterans of the championship machines, will carry on by handling the majority of the kicking. Their record last year was superb - in 19 contests, with literally dozens of touchdowns scored, the Packers missed only one extra point kick, and that on a fumble. Smith and Engebretsen, among others, have been booting with perfection this summer, and undoubtedly will be called upon should there be need for their talents at Soldier field next week.
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Here's the way the All-Star game looks to Coach Curly Lambeau, as stated before the Kiwanis club meeting at the Hotel Northland yesterday noon, when he and six new members of the Packers were guests of the club: The manpower of the Collegians, with their 62 man squad vs. the team play of the Professionals. The All-Stars, with three complete backfields that "can do anything", and the best offensive team in its history; with not quite as good a defensive line as in former years; with Baugh and Buivid and a threatening pass attack; with Dorais coaching, whose team "we have never seen and from whom we don't know as much what to expect, as, perhaps, from Layden or Waldorf"...RIGHT MENTAL ATTITUDE: The Packers with a "good team" and new men are "very satisfactory"; with a team that should defeat the All-Stars and bring home another league pennant to Green Bay - if "they'll forget they were league champions last year", and can develop the "right frame of mind". Introduced by G.M. Ahlschwede, Coach Lambeau preceded his talk by introducing the six new men. Ray Peterson, Herb Banet, Zud Schammel, Darrell Lester, Lyle Sturgeon and Walter Bartanen in turn "took a bow", the latter more than that, as he was asked for a number on the piano and responded with "On, Wisconsin."
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - The problem of how much he may expect from his new squad members occupied Coach E.L. Lambeau today as his Green Bay Packers continued their practice program in anticipation of the fourth annual College All Star game at Soldier field, Chicago, next Wednesday night. The Packers, new and old, participated in a written examination this morning, the material covering all their plays and assignments - 78 of them, ready for use against the All-Americans. Tonight the team and coaches will take to the lighted City stadium field, and will drill in the strictest of secrecy. All spectators, including newspaper men, will be barred. Lambeau believes that most of his veterans will be ready for action, and are likely to get it, when the Green Bay squad enters competition against the All Stars. He is not sure, however, that all of the first year men have had sufficient exposure with the Packer system to justify using them in this important game. It already is apparent that Darrell Lester, Texas Christian center, and Francis (Zud) Schammel, Iowa guard, can be used against the All Stars, if they are needed. Both have displayed great ability in absorbing the Packer players, and have shown firm in practice which has pleased the coaches to no small extent. Neither Schammel nor Lester is a probably starter, but both undoubtedly will see action. Lambeau has announced no starting lineup, but it is expected that the veteran George Svendsen will be in there at center for the first whistle, with Lon Evans and Tiny Engebretsen holding down the guard assignments...SWITCHED TO RIGHT: Lyle Sturgeon is undergoing a handicap which may prevent him from seeing much duty next Wednesday. He has been switched from left tackle, a position he always played at North Dakota State, to the right side of the line, and in the Packer setup the left and right tackles behave very differently. Sturgeon is acclimating himself rapidly to the new position, but may need extra practice before he can be accounted a Packer veteran. Walter Bartanen, the Ferris Institute tackle, is playing a type of football which is entirely different from anything he was accustomed to previously. It naturally is hard for him to get used to the Packer style of play, but he is an exceptional hard worker and has an intense desire to learn. Whether or not he will be ready for the All Stars hasn't been determined yet...HAVE MINOR INJURIES: The two new backs, Herb Banet and Ray Peterson, also are working under difficulties as the big game nears. They were handicapped by minor injuries for several days, and were unable to see action in several highly important drills. This set them back, and their participation at Chicago will depend upon their work between now and game time. Every one of the newcomers shows talent of some sort, and several are rated certain to stick in pro football. The squad will be increased by four as soon as the All Star game is finished, as tackle Averell Daniell, fullback Eddie Jankowski, end Ken Nelson and center Earl Svendsen will join the Packers for the practice preceding the first league game. Svendsen and Daniell will be in the All Stars' starting lineup Wednesday, and Chicago publicity sources are making a great play of the fact that the two Svendsens, Earl and George, will be the opposing pivot men in the big game.
AUG 27 (Chicago) - Not even the coaches know how many of the 65 college All Stars will see action against the Green Bay Packers next Wednesday night - but they indicated today that at least five are being counted on to carry much of the burden against the professional champions. Those five are Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, John Drake of Purdue, Ed Jankowski of Wisconsin, Vernon Huffman of Indiana and Ed Wilkinson of Minnesota...HAVE LITTLE PART: After a heavy drill last night, Head Coach Gus Dorais intimated he would take no chance on last minute injuries to those men. The Stars probably will hold one more heavy scrimmage, but it is probable they will have little part in it. Baugh and Drake are counted on as "key passers" for the game, while the coaching staff believes that the blocking of Wilkinson, Jankowski and Huffman will be one of the big factors in the Stars' offense...DRILL AT FIELD: Next Monday night, the Collegians will work out at Soldier field, scene of the fourth annual charity tilt. The Packers will drill there Tuesday night.
AUG 27 (Chicago) - Not even the coaches know how many of the 65 college all-stars will see action against the Green Bay Packers next Wednesday night, but they indicated Friday that at least five will carry the burden against the professional champions. The five are Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, John Drake of Purdue, Ed Jankowski of Wisconsin, Vernon Huffman of Indiana and Ed Wilkinson of Minnesota. After a heavy drill Thursday night, Head Coach Gus Dorais intimated he would take no chance on last-minute injuries to the men. The five stars probably will be held one more heavy scrimmage, but it is probable they will have little part in it. Baugh and Drake are counted on as "key passers" for the game, Wilkinson as the best blockers, and Jankowski and Huffman as the chief ball carriers. The collegians will work out in Soldier field, scene of the fourth annual charity tilt, Monday night. The Packers will drill there Tuesday night.
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - It was Packer Day for the Green Bay Rotary club at their weekly meeting at the Beaumont hotel yesterday noon. Verne Lewellen, former Packer and president of the club, conducted a football program which had as its guest speakers the three coaches of the 1937 team, Head Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, and his assistants, Mike Michalske and Red Smith. And for good measure, Lavvie Dilweg and Ivan Cahoon, who not so long ago were on the Packer squads themselves, sat on the sidelines at the meeting as guests of the club. Coach Lambeau, the last speaker of the group, intimated that a good start in the coming battles with the All-Stars in which "we hit them hard enough to win their respect" would be essential to the Packers' success...WEIGHT ABOUT EVEN: In summing up the two squads, he said that they were about even in weight, with the end and tackle berths about an even choice, a Packer advantage at center and guard, and with the collegiate backfield appearing as powerful as backfields come. The average age of the All-Stars, he said, was 22 years; and the Packers about 25 years. He acknowledged the ability of Gus Dorais as coach of the collegians. Coach Lambeau continued with his impressions of this year's Packer team. Their chief weakness for the exhibition game he gave as lack of scrimmage, due to the cancellation of the practice game with Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirates, originally scheduled for Aug. 21...STRONG AT GUARDS: In general, he declared, this year's squad appears to be no weaker than last year's at the ends and tackles; stronger at the guards, especially with the addition of Mike Michalske; strong at the center position; and stronger than last year in the backfield. Lewellen, after being intorduced by Dr. C.A. Van Deuren, stepped up to a blackboard and called first on Michalske. With the former asking the questions and the latter answering them and diagramming the answers on the board, the Roatarians got a "chalk talk" on styles of play, various formations used in games, and the duties of different players. Smith went in for Michalske, and his assignment was the rules, answering the questions asked by Lewellen concerning the various rules of football, with special attention played to the rules to be observed in the coming All-Star game and the variations in collegiate and professional rules.
AUGUST 29 (Green Bay) - In getting the Green Bay Packers ready for their football game with the college all-stars at Soldier field September 1, we have been fully aware of the problem that confronts us. We realize that our opposition consists of six full teams, made up of spirited football players fresh out of school. We further realize that they are being whipped into shape by five of the best coaches in the business and that we can expect an exceptionally fast team with plenty of spirit. The speed and spirit are natural attributes of an all-star squad. This year's squad is undoubtedly the best ever assembled. Versatility in the backfield is something that former all-stars lacked. This year the coaches have had a bumper crop of men who can kick, pass, block and run. George Halas of the Chicago Bears and Potsy Clark who formerly coached the Detroit Lions, both of whom coached teams that played the college all-stars, advised me to put the Packers through a hard practice period with plenty of scrimmage. In fact, Clark said that he would never send another team against the all-stars until they had first scrimmaged against a pro league opponent. This of course is impossible under the National Professional league rules. We had completed arrangements for a night game August 21 with Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirates when Joe F. Carr, league president, announced that he could not sanction, under any circumstances, a meeting between league opponents before the regular season. This was not our only setback, however, in the preparations we had planned. We were forced to halt intrasquad scrimmages after the first two scrimmages because of injuries. Five such sessions had been planned, but when an inventory showed that eight players were hurt, the schedule had to be cancelled. Fortunately, all eight of the players should be ready for the game. Even with the full squad on hand, however, it is asking too much to expect the Packers to reach their peak at this time. And even if that were possible, it is not advisable. Last year Steve Owen's New York Giants defeated the all-stars after they had tied the Detroit Lions, 7 to 7. The Giants were at an unusual peak, but Owen has since said, "Never again." It took too much out of the players, and it showed throughout the regular season. Last year the Giants were not nearly as effective as in other seasons. Gus Dorais has expressed considerable respect for Arnold Herber, our ace passer, and Don Hutson, who is on the receiving end much of the time. We have no less respect for the all-stars' Sammy Baugh, Ray Buivid, Sam Francis, and Eddie Jankowski and several others whose abilities we know. In fact, there are few, if any, weak sisters on the all-star squad. On the six full teams there are at least 24 men who could play under the banner of any professional team in the National league. Weather permitting, there probably will be scoring on both sides. The Packers will shoot the works, and we know the all-stars will give everything they have. However it turns out, it should be one of the most colorful of all-star games.
AUG 30 (Green Bay) - The finest conditioned Packer football team which ever faced an opening game will entrain for Chicago tomorrow morning, there to race the
fourth annual College All Star squad at Soldier field
Wednesday night. The team will play before the largest
crowd in Green Bay's pro gridiron history. With the team
will go a considerable portion of the city's population,
and the heartfelt hopes of the rest, who will be glued to
radios all over Wisconsin, rooting for the most decisive
victory in the string of All Star games. Dr. W.W. Kelly,
Packer physician who will accompany the team 
tomorrow when it leaves the Milwaukee Road station at
8:30 a.m., today announced that the players are in
"nearly perfect shape". "There isn't a Packers," he
continued, "who will not be able to play if he is called
upon. Don Hutson's sprained fingers have healed, and
the bruises which followed the first scrimmage session
are gone. The team is ready for a great appearance."...
NEED THAT PUSH: Coach E.L. Lambeau was just as
interested in the squad's mental attitude, upon which he
depends to give the All Stars an all-America scoring
demonstration. The physical equipment of the team will
not amount to a thing, he made clear, if the old push is lacking. A series of special trains, slicing southward through the Fox River Valley area, will haul thousands of rabid fans to Chicago for the big game, while many thousands of others will take favored auto routes to Illinois. The Du Chateau special will leave on the Chicago and North Western road at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, in addition to which there will be a Du Chateau special party in the North Western train leaving at 7 a.m...PLANS TWO SPECIALS: The Milwaukee Road plans two specials, sponsored by Carrigan, with Green Bay train leaving here at 7:30 a.m., and the Gold special at 1 o'clock p.m. For the stay-at-home fans, who are likely to find themselves in the minority, radio parties and special gatherings are being arranged, all pointing to the magnitude of a general celebration if the Packers live up to expectations at Soldier field. The Packers worked out under the smoking sun yesterday morning, and then were given the afternoon and evening off to find their own amusements. Most of them went fishing, swimming or attended picture shows. They were back to work today, tapering off as they conducted their final Green Bay drill prior to game time. Once in Chicago, the Packers will headquarter at the Knickerbocker hotel. The players have asked permission to attend the Chicago White Sox-Boston Red Sox game at Comiskey park Wednesday afternoon, and Coach Lambeau indicated that he might grant the request if the men appeared in the right mental attitude for their game. There will be celebrations aplenty in Chicago, regardless of the game's outcome. The La Salle hotel is planning a party for Green Bay fans, at which the Green Bay Y.M.C.A. Glee club will appear, and this musical organization also will sing on the radio between halves of the game.
AUG 30 (Chicago) - The College All Stars, satisfied that their offense will keep the Green Bay Packers hustling, concentrated on defense today as they prepared to wind up training for Wednesday night's charity football battle with the professional football champions at Soldier field. Head Coach Gus Dorais and his aides sent the collegians through a two-hour drill at Northwestern's Dyche stadium, with practically the whole period devoted to ways and means of halting the Packer running game and the anticipated overheads of Arnie Herber. Tonight the Collegians will drill at Soldier field in their final session. Dorais has made no secret of the fact he intends to shoot for victory through the accurate tossing arms of Sammy Baugh, the Texas Christian rifleman. But he has been working on a running game, and such backs as Johnny Drake of Purdue, Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin, Sam Francis and Lloyd Cardwell of Nebraska, Vernon Huffman of Indiana and Bob La Rue of Pittsburgh may steal the show.
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Offensive fundamentals were given a wide-open airing at the practice field of the Green Bay Packers yesterday, as Coach E.L. Lambeau guided his 1937 professional football squad through its first scrimmage session. The drill gave further credence to the belief that the All Star game in Chicago Sept. 1 will develop early into a  battle of two great offensive units. In some ways the first scrimmage was satisfactory, and in others it was not. It revealed to Lambeau and his assistants that much work remains to be done before the  big game, but they are of the belief that sufficient time remains to accomplish what needs to be done...IRON OUT MISTAKES: In general, the ball carriers clicked pretty well. There were a few ragged spots, expected in an early season scrimmage, but the coaches were atop all the plays and mistakes were ironed out quickly. Stress was placed on both forward passing and the running attack, with both functioning to the extent that three or four touchdowns were reeled off, starting with one through the line by fullback Clark Hinkle. The blocking in general was good - so good that the defensive teams had 
AUG 21 (Chicago) - Gus Dorais, who as a Notre Dame star was one of the first great forward passers in football, says he's seen as good pass tossers as Sammy Baugh but none so quick at spotting an uncovered receiver as the Texas Christian rifleman. Dorais, head coach of the College All-Stars who will oppose Green Bay's Packers at Soldiers field the night of Sept. 1, indicated again yesterday he intends to use an aerial offense against the professional champions. He had Baugh and Ray Buivid, Marquette's great star, shooting forwards with marked success...WILKE LOOKS HOT: Bob Wilke, Notre Dame back, made certain of seeing plenty of action against the Packers by a brilliant performance at yesterday's drill. Working with Ed Jankowski of Wisconsin, John Drake of Purdue and Vernon Huffman of Indiana in the No. 1 backfield, Wilke got away for numerous long gains. A full length scrimmage is scheduled for Sunday morning.
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - An enthusiastic response was reported today in the 1937 season ticket campaign of the Green Bay Packers, now in progress, according to E.A. Spachmann, director of sales. The Packer directors believe that this year's advance sale of seats will set a new record for the Green Bay professional football club. All persons who held season tickets last season have been sent cards and letters, giving them the opportunity to retain their favorite seats, and the early return has been excellent, Spachmann said...FOLLOW-UP DRIVE: Next week all of the last year holders who have not been heard from will be contacted again in a follow-up drive. It is to the rapidly-expanding Packer public - the fans who have developed an interest in the team recently, and who wish good accommodations for all 1937 home games - that the corporation is issuing a particular appeal. These people may obtain their season tickets for the four City stadium games at the Packer ticket headquarters, Legion building, or by writing to that office. The prices for season tickets are $4, $5, $6, $7, $8 or $10, with no advance in price for the Chicago Bear game here. The general sale rate for this game will be 50 cents per seat higher than for the other games...FOUR HOME GAMES: The Packers' home games this season will be played Sept. 12 against the Chicago Cardinals, Sept. 19 against the Bears, Oct. 3 against the Detroit Lions, and Oct. 24 against the Cleveland Rams. In addition to offering season tickets for all persons interested in seeing the four all-important home games, the ticket office will handle reservations for the two Green Bay contests at Milwaukee, against the Cardinals Oct. 10 and against the Philadelphia Eagles Nov. 14. The stadium has been enlarged this season, and will accommodate approximately 17,500 fans. As attendance at home games is expected to be increased considerably, due to the team's championship status, fans are urged to obtain season tickets without delay. Holding the tickets, the Packer booster will be sure of his seat for every game, and always will sit in the same place, thus facilitating his arrival for games.
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Shrouded in secrecy without precedent in Green Bay professional football history, the Packers drive forward today in their drills for the All Star game at Soldier field, one week from tonight. If everything goes as scheduled, and the weather man is in better humor than he was at the same time last year, the Packers will trot onto the field within the week to meet the mightiest array of former college All-Americans ever assembled in a single squad. Never has Coach E.L. Lambeau kept the cloak of mystery so completely about his team as at present. Yesterday afternoon the men worked out on their practice field, with all spectators shooed away by police and attendants, and last night they took to the turf of City stadium, drilling under the lights as every intruder was hustled away promptly. The reason for all this care is that the team's repertoire of plays now is complete - 78 well-conceived methods of carrying the football forward into enemy country - and the Packer coaches want no inkling of their plans to filter into Chicago territory. There will be no more scrimmage for the Packers. They will leave for Chicago next Tuesday 
AUG 25 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers, opines Bernie Moore of Louisiana State university, are going to get the beating college All Stars have been trying to give professional football for the past three years under the floodlights at Soldier field Sept. 1. In 1934, 1935 and 1936, big squads of senior stars of the previous college campaigns charged into the professionals with high hopes of victory. The best they could do, however, was a scoreless tie with the Chicago Bears in 1934, a 5 to 0 beating from the Bears the next time out, and a 7-7 draw with the Detroit Lions last year...BAUGH SHOULD CONNECT: This time, the Collegians should connect - probably by air, with the right arm of Texas Christian's Sammy Baugh as the big gun, Moore, head coach of Louisiana State's Tigers, believes. "This is the best bunch of football players I ever hope to see," Moore said, almost wistfully, after yesterday's practice at Northwestern university's Dyche stadium. "Down in Louisiana where I come from, we believe in throwing passes. We do throw passes. But nobody ever could throw passes like Sammy Baugh...PACKERS MAY SCORE: "I don't see why he shouldn't set a record for touchdown passes in this game with the Packers," he added with mounting enthusiasm. "The Packers may score. I suppose they will, but if Sammy doesn't pick up a few loose men and drop the football in their arms for scores, I'm going to be mighty disappointed." Moore says Baugh can spot a loose man on the field faster than any player he ever saw, and wouldn't be surprised if his own Gaynell Tinsley, Lousiana State's All-America end, worked himself free to catch a few of the Texas Christian sharpshooter's passes.
AUGUST 25 (Evanston, IL) - The task of preparing the college all-stars for their game with the Green Bay Packers, professional football champions, at Soldier field in Chicago on September 1, is a unique coaching problem. When 65 high grade football players from all parts of the country trot out on the field for practice, and you don't know one by sight or what he plays, it's a rather bewildering situation. Working twice a day in August heat has been quite a job and I'm surprised at the sincerity and enthusiasm with which these boys tackle it. With the splendid cooperation of Associate Coaches Phelan, Waldorf, Layden and Moore, we have five teams now at work learning plays. That gives each of us a team to work with. In general, Coaches Waldorf and Moore are in charge of linemen, Coach Phelan is working with the end, and Coach Layden and I are working with the backfield and specialty men, the kickers and passers. For those who have been close observers of these all-star teams in the past, I hear that our first team, except at center, does not quite measure up to that of last year's. If this be the case, last year's team must have been a great one. These same observers also think, however, that we will be able to dig deeper for replacements without lessening our effectiveness. If that be so, it will be quite an important asset. Green Bay, in the opinion of many, is the most versatile team, with the trickiest attack, in pro football. This attack is featured by the passing combination of Herber, left half, to Hutson, left end. Much interest centers around our plan to stop Hutson. Inasmich as he plays in tight at times and wide at others, and on the opposite end on other occasions, it is rather a perplexing problem. Doing this with his tricky feints and dazzling speed from about five different formations and a couple of spreads, he ought to keep us pretty uneasy on our bench. The all-stars' idea is to fight fire with fire, and Baugh to Tinsley ought also to be a combination that will keep the Packers on their toes. After a week of training, many of our boys are familiar with the formations being used, and those trained in other systems are quickly adapting themselves to the change. As there are almost as many defensive set-ups in football as there are coaches, one of the puzzling problems is to get the boys to coordinate their individual assignments to fit in with the general plan. Particularly is this true of pass defense, which will have to be particularly sharp before the onslaughts of Herber and Hutson. Man-to-man, zone, or the combination are all good if effectively executed. These boys have been raised on all three systems. We must select one method so the habit of years in many cases may be unlearned in two short weeks. That is difficult, particularly when the pressure is on. All this is no attempt at bear story or alibi. While our team will not be letter perfect, or seasoned as well as the Packers, we hope to offset the superior weight and power of Green Bay with speed. It would not be fair yet to mention names of outstanding performers in practice, as another week of trial may change the entire picture, nut without hesitation I mush say that the work of Sam Baugh of Texas Christian has been outstanding. He has raised the hopes of all the stars that we will make a creditable showing in the coming game. All in all, this all-star group of 65 great football players training at Northwestern university is as fine a lot of young men as I have ever seen. Judging from their enthusiastic efforts thus far, they will give the Green Bay champions quite a game.
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Somebody is going to get fooled if there aren't a lot of forward passes and a lot of scoring in the All Star football game at Soldier field next Wednesday night. With coaches of both the All Star and Green Bay Packer camps announcing repeatedly that they aim to advance through the air - and with both polishing their ground attacks - the preparation for the big contest have entered their final phase. The Packers, continuing their secret drill program, will work out here until next Tuesday morning, when they will board a Milwaukee road train at 8:30 for Chicago. The team will headquarter as usual at the Knickerbocker hotel, and Tuesday night will work out under the lights at Soldier field. The Packers were called into session at 7:30 last night, under the lamps at City stadium. Some of the boys were a bit tired from their recent strenuous drill program, but they soon snapped into the practice and showed plenty of life. Except for a few pieces of tape and a bruise or two, there were no injuries. Frank Butler, reformed center, twisted his leg before the drill started and returned to the training house for repairs, but he was back in harness a few minutes later. The men lined up for an impressive punting drill, with Clarke Hinkle, Ray Peterson, Swede Johnston, Arnie Herber and George Sayer booting the oval. All of the kickers were in form, assuring the Packers that when their offense bogs down next Wednesday they'll be able to chase the opposition back to its own goal posts...BEST AT PUNTING: Peterson's kicking has stamped the new Packer as a comer. Formerly of San Francisco, he is big and fast, and is the best of the younger men at punting. Hinkle, Johnston, Herber and Sauer all have years of service behind them, in addition to which Sauer won't be present for the 1937 National league race. When the kicking drill ended, Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered the stadium cleared of all spectators, including newspaper men, and the team then went into an hour and a half of secret practice, working up surprises for the All Americans. "It's just as fair to one as to the other if we practice in secret," he said. "If the All Stars know nothing of our offense, and we know nothing of theirs, a wide-open game will be assured."...SEE TOPHEAVY SCORING: Fans were ready to bet - and a good many already have - that scoring at Soldier field next Wednesday will exceed that of all previous All Star games. The first three contests produced a total of only 19 points, and it is quite likely that that number of points will be exceeded by only one team this year. The advantage may fall with the team receiving the kickoff, as that squad immediately will go into the air in an attempt to score a fast touchdown. If there is scoring within the first five minutes, anything may happen thereafter, with the thousands of fans treated to something fancy in offensive football. The Packers are not discounting the fact that the weather may turn against them Wednesday. As the Packers have Herber and Monnett, and the All Stars carry Baugh and Buivid, both teams are hoping for good forward passing weather. If the field is heavy, however, Green Bay may rely upon its terrific ground attack, which functioned at its best against the Bears in Chicago last season.
AUG 26 (Chicago) - "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh, Texas Christian's deadspot forward passer, will lead the College All Stars against the Green Bay Packers, NFL champions, at Soldier field Sept. 1. Baugh, who was not selected as a member of the starting lineup in the poll by which the fans picked the college squad, was elected captain of the squad by his teammates for the occasion, after yesterday's practice. Although he will not start, he probably will be on the field before the game is very old, for Coach Gus Dorais, head of the collegians' board of strategy, plans a heavy aerial bombardment with Baugh one of the main guns. The squad showed all around improvement in yesterday's drills and Dorais indicated he would put the boys through a long forward pass scrimmage tonight before concentrating on defensive measures. Final contact sessions will be held Saturday or Sunday.
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - The backfield luminary of the College All-Americans who will be watched most closely when the Packers and All Stars collide at Chicago next Wednesday will be Eddie Jankowski, Milwaukee boy who served as workhorse for the University of Wisconsin through three rugged seasons. Big and tough, powerful and talented, Jankowski had made a marvelous showing to date with the All Star squad. For the first time in years he is performing in a backfield with men who can block, who can run, who can carry out their own assignments. He hasn't had to worry about mopping up defensively for two or three other men on most of the plays. When he has carried the ball, there have been sledgehammer backs galloping ahead of him, sweeping aside the opposition and letting Eddie break into the clear. With all this cooperation, he has been giving All-America Harrison (Sam) Francis a man-sized run for his fullback position. Most gratifying, Jankowski is the property of Green Bay. When the last whistle blows at Soldier field, and the fullback checks in his uniform, his duties with the All Stars ended, he will hop a taxi to the boulevard and report to the Packers at their Chicago hotel. He will return with them to Green Bay and start breaking in with the rest of the squad as the team prepares for the Chicago Cardinal game Sept. 12. How well Jankowski will perform with the Packers won't be known until he gets there. He'll have every chance to make good. He'll be playing with a team which not only blocks, but in doing so moves the opposition up into the dollar seats. He can forget about the rest of the team on defense and can concentrate on carrying out his own assignments - covering his own territory. The Packers appear to be extremely fortunate in getting this young man. He apparently is intended for professional football. And the eyes of every Green Bay and Wisconsin fan will be on him when the first kickoff hits the air at Soldier field next Wednesday.
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - The attitude with which the Green Bay Packers are approaching next Wednesday's All Star game at Chicago remained as great a mystery today as did the formations the team has been absorbing in its mystery drills at City stadium. As the Packers again slipped behind the locked gates of the stadium last night to continue rehearsals for the big game, now only four days in the future, Coach E.L. Lambeau himself refused to reveal just how the team is regarding the contest. There are three attitudes a professional championship team can take toward the All Star game, and you can sum them up as follows:
1. The pros may key specifically for the All Stars, shooting the works in an attempt to attain a decisive victory, and disregarding the approaching National league season in the process.
2. The pros may regard the All Star contest as just another game, and attempt to hurdle it just as they would a regular league struggle.
3. The pros may keep their best plays in the sack, refusing to tip their hands to rival league outfits, and thus may play strictly defensive football against the All Stars.
ATTITUDE IS MYSTERY: Just which of these three attitudes is the Packers is as secret as the squad's drill program, and won't be revealed until the Green Bay squadron steps to the firing line at Soldier field. The Packers, physically and mentally, are on edge. They are highly keyed, healthily nervous in anticipation of the game, and are intending to make the best showing against the All Stars that any professional eleven has made to date. Lambeau and his assistants, Red Smith and Mike Michalske, are preparing to taper off the workouts. There will be no further scrimmage, of course, as the chance for the 29-man Packer squad to be crippled for the 62-odd All-Americans is too great to risk. Right now there is no Packer who is not ready to see action Wednesday, as most of the bumps and bruises resulting from scrimmage sessions are clearing away...STAY AT KNICKERBOCKER: The team will work out here until Tuesday, and that morning will catch the 8:30 Milwaukee Road train for Chicago, where it will headquarter as usual at the Knickerbocker hotel. Monday night Soldier field will be turned over to the All Stars, and Tuesday evening the Packers will have the benefit of working out under the lamps there. As the squad tested its skill and muscles in anticipation of the big event, Green Bay and Wisconsin football fans seethed with excitement, all pointing toward the fourth annual All Star combat. Thousands of people - the greatest gridiron migration in the state's history - will swarm southward next week to root for the Packers at Soldier field, and many thousands more will park by their radios to hear the account of the game. Several hundred radio home parties are believed to be planned in Green Bay alone, as families and groups get together to exchange comments on the great grid struggle, and a celebration rivaling the championship days of last fall is expected if the Packers tip over their formidable rivals.
AUG 28 (Chicago) - Vernon Huffman, one of the greatest players ever developed at Indiana, is going to do a lot of punting for the College All-Stars against the Green Bay Packers next Wednesday night. The Hoosier ace, who will start at quarterback for the collegians, gave a remarkable exhibition of distance booting Friday. After watching Huffman get away several nicely placed short kicks and then send the ball 95 yards down the field and out of bounds on the five-yard stripe. Head Coach Gus Dorais said he will draw the major punting job. On the 95-yard kick, the ball carried about 65 yards...NOT CAUGHT SHORT: The All-Stars aren't going to be caught short if a chance for a field goal presents itself. Steve Toth, Del Bjork and Ed Goddard kicked 62 consecutive placements before missing. Two players probably will not be used against the professional champions. George Bell, Purdue center, has not recovered from a foot injury suffered early in training, and George Conlee, St. Mary's center, will be on the bench because of a nose fracture. This leaves Mike Basrak and Bud Svendsen to handle the pivot duties.
AUG 31 (Green Bay) - A Green Bay Packer football 
team in superb physical condition, but possessing an
undetermined mental attitude which had Coach E.L.
Lambeau worried, left at 8:30 this morning for Chicago,
where tomorrow night it will participate in the fourth 
annual All Star game at Soldier field. In addition to the
players and Lambeau, the Milwaukee Road party 
included Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician; Trainer Dave
Woodward and assistants; Property Manger Bud
Jorgenson; Secretary G.W. Calhoun; several of the
Packer wives; and Assistant Coaches Mike Michalske
and Red Smith. The Packers were to establish their
headquarters at the Knickerbocker hotel this afternoon,
and tonight they will work out at Soldier field in 
anticipation of the big game...HAVE BEST WORKOUT:
"Our practice last night was the finest we've ever had,"
Lambeau said just before the train left the station. "But
it's hard to tell what the men are thinking about. They
do not seem to have their minds on the game. I am
worried." Except for Don Hutson's sore fingers - a
notable injury - the Packers are in perfect physical condition. There was nothing of the Gas House Gang in their makeup this morning, as the only man who really was dressed for the occasion was Red Smith, who popped up wearing an old polo shirt, without a tie. Most of the men were dressed fit to kill, gabardine suits being particularly popular. They wore fancy ties, new shirts and their faces were polished like a billiard ball. They made a startling contrast to the traveling Chicago Cardinals, who arrived in Green Bay last year looking tougher than a year-old board bill. (Note: The Packers beat the Cards twice last season)....NOT MAD ENOUGH: The men did little talking about the game as they boarded the train. They didn't seem to be thinking much about it, and this added to Coach Lambeau's jitters. The coach would have preferred to see the men eating raw meat. He announced the Packers starting lineup. It will include Milt Gantenbein and Hutson at ends; Ernie Smith and Lou Gordon at tackles, Lon Evans and Tiny Engebretsen at guards, George Svendsen at center, Hank Bruder at blocking quarterback, George Sauer and Arnie Herber at halfbacks, and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. Because of the probability that the game will be played under record heat conditions, the Packers yesterday placed a special order with Wilson Brothers for a new set of lightweight green jerseys, which they will use for the second half at Solider field. The jerseys will be of inexpensive material, fit for only one game, and the men will change into them from their dripping uniforms at the intermission. The Wilson company is working all night tonight to complete the order. Radio station WTAQ today announced a special broadcast of the game, starting at 7:15 Green Bay time tomorrow night. It will be over the Columbia system, with Bob Elson announcing...PACKING THEIR GRIPS: As the Packers rolled southward on their way to Chicago, Green Bay and Wisconsin's host of fans were packing their duds and planning to follow their team. The greatest southward trek in the state's history will get underway tonight, guaranteeing the Packers gilt-edged support in their campaign to annex a decisive victory. Four trains tomorrow will carry the enthusiastic fans. The North Western road announced today that lunches and refreshments will be served on both its trains, which leave here at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Du Chateau is sponsoring the 1 o'clock special. The Carrigan Green special on the Milwaukee Road leaves here at 7:30 tomorrow morning, while the Gold special leaves at 1 p.m. All special trains will start back for Green Bay an house and  half after the game, but not before 11:30 Chicago time.
AUG 31 (Chicago) - The College All-Stars, placing their high hopes for victory on the accurate passing arm of Sammy Baugh, ended training Tuesday for their battle with the champion Green Bay Packers at Soldier field Wednesday night. Apparently at a physical peak for the battle, the collegians rested while Coach Curly Lambeau led his Packers into town for a workout in the huge horseshoe on the Lake Michigan shore...MAKES NO SECRET: Head Coach Gus Dorais of the stars has made no secret of his belief that victory rests on an aerial offense. He has had Baugh and Buivid shooting overheads to ends and backs for two weeks and apparently was convinced his offense will keep the Green Bay eleven busy. On the face of things, the game should be a wide open affair. The Packers have the best known aerial team in pro ranks, Arnie Herber, who does the passing, and Don Hutson, who does most of the receiving.
SEPT 1 (Chicago) - A football team representing the smallest city in the NFL and a squad representing every university of importance in the United States will collide here tonight in the fourth annual All Star game at Sodier field. The Packers rule as favorites, despite the carefully built up belief that the All Americans have their strongest team of the series,
despite the obvious worry of Green Bay's Coach E.L.
Lambeau concerning the pro team's mental attitude, 
and despite the prestige of Slingin' Sammy Baugh, All
Star quarterback who is being depended upon to win 
the game single-handed. "Wait until the Packers see
Baugh!" was the warning expressed by newspaper men
here today, as scribes who have seen the Collegians in
action gloat over the possibility of the Green Bay aerial
defense being denied. "Wait until the All Stars see 
Herber! Wait until they try to stop Hutson!" returned the
vanguard of Packer fans, as thousands upon thousands
of howling Wisconsin pro gridiron enthusiasts poured
into Chicago. The game management estimated that
more than 20,000 in the vast crowd will be from Green
Bay or Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha
are particularly well represented, and their fans are loyal
- as ready to fight for their Packer convictions - as
anyone who lives within three miles of Washington and
Walnut...VIOLENT FOR PACKERS: The crowd
apparently will be divided into two sections - the larger
group which is unconcerned with the outcome, and
which will be present to witness the great spectacle -
and the violently partisan minority, which believes the
Packers will thump the All-Americans thoroughly, and
will fight someone if they don't. Few authorities expect
the All Stars to win. The All-American line, while 
reputedly the toughest in the land, actually appears ill-
equipped to withstand the terrific lunges of Clark Hinkle,
George Sauer and Swede Johnston, the finesse of Bob
Monnet and Paul Miller, the surging blocking of Hank
Bruder. The All Star forwards are big, but facing such
experienced talent at Milt Gantenbein, Ernie Smith, Lou
Gordon, Tiny Engebretsen, Lon Evans and George
Svendsen, they will have to take advantage of a Packer
off-night to make a consistent impression. Lambeau
admittedly is afraid the Packers will have just such a
night...POUR IT ON: "I don't like their attitude," he
repeated time and again. "They haven't their minds on 
the game. They aren't concentrating," and then in the
same breath he added, "but I'm sure they'll be on edge
tonight. They've got to be. We've got to pour it on." Last
night, under the lights at Soldier field, the Packers 
ripped through their last workout before game time. 
They passed, punted and ran signals without revealing
anything in the nature of trick stuff. They had pep galore
despite the heat and looked impressive enough to make
veteran Chicago newspapermen shake their heads. One
scribe timedly suggested that the Packers looked five
points better than the All-Americans, and nearly was
mobbed by would-be investors. The Packers are going
to kick for points whenever they get the opportunity.
Said Lambeau: "Whenever we are within the 50-yard
line on fourth down, we are going to try for field goals.
Who'll kick them? Engebretsetn, Smith and Hinkle."...
BOOTS LONG KICKS: All three looked impressive last
night, Hinkle in particular sailing several kicks over the
bar from 50 yards out. This added to the gloom in the
Chicago newspaper ranks. Every man who will be in the
Packer starting lineup tonight is a real veteran of pro
football. If the team is on edge, the opposition should
buckle under early. If the passers miss their marks, the
backs forget their blocking and the line play is sluggish,
then the All Stars have a victory chance and a good
one. These Packers have drawn the coveted honor of
starting in the historic contest: Milton Gantenbein and
Donald Hutson, ends; Lou Gordon and Ernie Smith,
tackles; Lon Evans and Paul Engebretsen, guards;
George Svendsen, center; Henry Bruder, blocking
quarterback; Arnold Herber and George Henry Sauer,
halfbacks; and Clarke Hinkle, fullback. Opposing this
battery of professional beef will be Merle Wendt, Ohio
State, and Gaynell Tinsley, Louisiana State, ends; Averell Daniell, Pittsburgh, and Ed Widseth, Minnesota, tackles; Max Starcevich, Washington, and Steve Reid, Northwestern, guards; Earl (Bud) Svendsen, Minnesota, center; Vernon Huffman, Indiana, quarterback; John Drake, Purdue, and Bobby La Rue, Pittsburgh, halfbacks; Harrison (Sam) Francis, Nebraska, fullback.
SEPT 1 (Chicago) - The deadliest aerial bombardment of the annual All-Star football series is expected tonight when the hustling young Collegians elected by the nation's fans dig in against the world champion Green Bay Packers under Soldier field's floodlights. The light, fast All-Stars have the forward passing terrors of three separate leagues in Slingin' Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, Ray Buivid of Marquette and Indiana's Vernon Huffman, voted the Big Ten's most valuable player last season. Against these three marksmen, the heavier Packers will stake their famed Arnold Herber and Don Hutson, a will-o'-the-wisp combination which baffled every pass defense in the National league last year...SEE ATTENDANCE RECORD: Attendance records for the spectacle likely will be broken. The crowd may run as high as 85,000. The Packers had to be given whatever edge there was. They are experienced as a team. They know the All-Stars cannot be regarded lightly since twice they held pro teams to ties. They lost once to the Chicago Bears, 5 to 0. They have trained better than any other league representative and in addition had a weight advantage. Favoring the All-Stars were their
superior speed and youth. They appeared to be farther
advanced than any of their predecessors. With Baugh
flicking his accurate passes and blockers like Big Sam
Francis of Nebraska running interference for open field
stars like Bobby Larue of Pittsburgh this team has more
potential scoring power than the others. The All-Stars
probably will center their attack on Baugh. The lithe
quarterback from Sweetwater, Tex., immediately caught
the eye of Head Coach Charles (Gus) Dorais of Detroit
and his assistants, Lynn Waldorf of Northwestern, 
Jimmy Phelan of Washington, Elmer Layden of Notre
Dame and Bernie Moore of Louisiana State...IS WHITE
HOPE: He will run the team, do the passing and kicking
as long as he's in the game. Dorais, who knows about
all there is to know about passing, called Baugh his
"white hope to beat the Packers". In the starting
backfield, however, will be Huffman, Larue, Francis and
John Drake of Purdue. Baugh will replace Larue and
Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin may go in for Francis
whose great punting is needed in the second backfield.
Starting linemen will be Gaynell Tinsley, Lousiana State
and Merle Wendt, Ohio State, ends; Averell Daniell,
Pittsburgh and Ed Widseth, Minnesota, tackles; Steve
Reid, Northwestern and Max Starcevich, Washington,
guards; and Earl (Bud) Svendsen, Minnesota's center
who will play opposite his brother, Packer George
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - All roads lead to Rome. Such was the proud boast when thousands plodded to the Eternal City to hear Scipio iterate and reiterate, "Carthage must be destroyed." But tonight all roads lead to Chicago. The Soldiers' Field is substituted for the ancient Coliseum. And in Generalissimo Lambeau we have the modern version of Scipio, nervous head, scowling countenance and all. The original Scipio was no more determined upon humbling Carthage than Scipio Lambeau to knocking into a cocked hat the constantly recurring boast of youthful exuberance every time an All-American team is put together on paper that it would wipe the earth with the Packers if put together on the gridiron. Well, the die is about to be cast. On the athletic field, as well as the battlefield, there are chances and uncertainties. Were it not for the element mentioned there wouldn't be games nor would there be battles. So far we have progressed since the original Scipio pulled a short-bladed sword from its scabbard that weeks will not elapse before results are known at home. Perhaps 100,000 will watch the contest at the field but millions upon millions will follow every play over the ether.
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Nobody really has the inside dope on what the Green Bay Packers are going to do at Soldier field tonight, but there's no harm in hazarding a few unofficial guesses. Here they are: That the Collegians are going to be jittery in anticipation of the Herber to Hutson combination, which has received a tremendous lot of publicity, and will see that their backs are placed comfortably behind the line of scrimmage. That the Packers, with the All Star line thus unprotected from the rear, will launch a terrific assault upon the tackles and around the ends, which will cause the opposing backs to come piling to the rescue in a hurry. That the vaunted Green Bay aerial attack then will be unfurled, crossing up the backs and making them wonder why, after all, they did not go out for swimming and badminton instead of football. If the Packers score first on a pass, the receiver may be Gantenbein or Miller - probably the former, with Hutson decoying a couple of enemy backs across the goal line. If the first score comes through the line, it
may go to the credit of Sauer, through end. If Sammy Baugh uncorks the expected barrage of forward passes, my guess is that George Svendsen and Darrell Lester will combine to intercept at least five of them. And just to get all the way out on the limb, we'll predict a score of about 21 to 7, in Green Bay's favor. All bets may be off if the Packers fail to pull up their socks and go to work early - in other words, if overconfidence bothers them. The All Stars are a bunch of kids, full of the old pep and vinegar, and they will hustle. But the Packers are better trained, and they've been staying home nights in the last three weeks. Nobody's been throwing any parties for them. And each doesn't regard himself as the greatest All-America of all time - because they've been around the pro game long enough to know better. If the All Stars win, our next press dispatch will come from much farther south than Chicago.