NAME                 NO POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Bob Adkins           55   E 6- 0 211        Marshall  1  1 23 11
Frank Balazs         35   B 6- 2 215            Iowa  2  2 22  7 1939 Draft - 18th round
Connie Berry         37   E 6- 3 210  N. Carolina St  1  2 25  1 FA - Detroit (1939)
Charley Brock        29   C 6- 1 205        Nebraska  2  2 24 11 1939 Draft - 3rd round
Lou Brock            15   B 6- 0 195          Purdue  1  1 22 11 1940 Draft - 3rd round
Larry Buhler         52   B 6- 2 210       Minnesota  2  2 23  8 1939 Draft - 1st round
Larry Craig          54   E 6- 0 205     S. Carolina  2  2 24 11 1939 Draft - 6th round
Leo Disend           18   T 6- 2 225        Albright  1  3 24  5 FA - Brooklyn (1939)
Tiny Engebretsen     34   G 6- 1 245    Northwestern  7  9 30    FA - Brooklyn (1934)
Dick Evans           53   E 6- 3 195            Iowa  1  1 22   
Beattie Feathers      3   B 5-11 180       Tennessee  1  7 32  1 FA - Brooklyn (1939)
Milt Gantenbein      22   E 6- 0 200       Wisconsin 10 10 30  5
Buckets Goldenberg   43   G 5-10 225       Wisconsin  8  8 28 11
Tom Greenfield       56   C 6- 4 218         Arizona  2  2 22  9 1939 Draft - 15th round
Arnie Herber         38   B 5-11 208           Regis 11 11 30 10
Clarke Hinkle        30  FB 5-11 200        Bucknell  9  9 31 11
Don Hutson           14   E 6- 1 185         Alabama  6  6 27 11
Cecil Isbell         17   B 6- 1 190          Purdue  3  3 25 10 1938 Draft - 1st round
Harry Jacunski       48   E 6- 2 198         Fordham  2  2 24 10 
Ed Jankowski          7   B 5-10 205       Wisconsin  4  4 27  7 1937 Draft - 1st round
Smiley Johnson       64   G 5-10 200         Georgia  1  1 23 11
Paul Kell            41   T 6- 2 217      Notre Dame  2  2 25 11
Joe Laws             24   B 5- 9 186            Iowa  7  7 29  3
Bill Lee             40   T 6- 3 235         Alabama  4  6 28 11 FA - Brooklyn (1937)
Russ Letlow          46   G 6- 0 215   San Francisco  5  5 26 11 1936 Draft - 1st round
Lou Midler           27 T-G 6- 1 220       Minnesota  1  2 25  7 FA - Pittsburgh (1939)
Carl Mulleneaux      19   E 6- 4 205         Utah St  3  3 23 10
Baby Ray             44   T 6- 6 248      Vanderbilt  3  3 24 11
Ray Riddick           5   E 6- 0 225         Fordham  1  1 22 10
Charles Schultz      60   T 6- 3 230       Minnesota  2  2 23  2 1939 Draft - 20th round
George Seeman        68   E 6- 0 194        Nebraska  1  1 24  1 1940 Draft - 6th round
Champ Seibold        57   T 6- 4 246       Wisconsin  6  6 27  1
Fred Shirey          18   T 6- 2 220        Nebraska  1  1 24 10
1940 IN REVIEW
When the Chicago Bears crushed the Packers, 41-10, to open their season, Green Bay fans knew that when 1941 rolled around, their team would no longer be World Champions. The Packers were still a rugged team, but, unfortunately, not as rugged as George Halas' powerhouse. After losses to the Lions, the Bears again, and the Giants, head coach Curly Lambeau became convinced that his team needed a body-building course before they could overtake the Bears. But nothing was wrong with Don Hutson, as he bounced back from his knee injury to lead the NFL in scoring. The quick end found most of his passes coming from Cecil Isbell, with Arnie Herber getting less playing time at tailback. The same solid supporting cast filled the Green Bay line and backfield, with Clarke Hinkle and Russ Letlow shining especially bright to give the Packers a respectable but frustrating role as runner-up.
THE MILWAUKEE CHIEFS
(SOURCE: Wikipedia) In 1940 and 1941, Green Bay found itself in a competition for football attention in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Chiefs of the AFL played its home games in
the Dairy Bowl. Originally formed as an expansion team for the minor league formerly known as the American Professional Football Association for the 1940 season, the
new team joined fellow AFL members Cincinnati Bengals and Columbus Bullies in becoming charter members of a new major-league AFL. In the two seasons of the league’s
existence, the Chiefs fielded a competitive team. In 1940, the team scored the most points and gave up the fewest over the course of the season, but lost to Columbus in the
final game to give the league title to the Bullies. The following year, the Chiefs and the Bullies were joined by the New York Americans in a three-way race for the championship,
with the Chiefs' continuing inability to defeat the Bullies (losing in Columbus and tying in Milwaukee) led to Columbus repeating as AFL champions and Milwaukee finishing
third. For the two years of the league’s existence, the Chiefs were a popular draw as they played in Wisconsin’s largest stadium. The AFL had accepted the 1941 entrance of
a new Detroit team and deferred it until 1942, but the Pearl Harbor attack and the subsequent U.S. entry into World War II put all plans for football to a halt. In September
1942, league president William B. Cox announced the suspension of league activities until after the war, but the league – and the Chiefs – never returned.
1940 AFL           W L T  Pct  PF  PA    1941 AFL           W L T  Pct  PF  PA
Columbus Bullies   8 1 1 .889 134  69    Columbus Bullies   5 1 2 .833 142  55
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS   7 2 0 .778 180  59    New York Americans 5 2 1 .714 116  73
Boston Bears       5 4 1 .556 120  79    MILWAUKEE CHIEFS   4 3 1 .571 105  84
New York Yankees   4 5 0 .444 138 138    Buffalo Tigers     2 6 0 .250  72 172
Buffalo Indians    2 8 0 .200  45 138    Cincinnati Bengals 1 5 2 .167  69 120
Cincinnati Bengals 1 7 0 .125  53 187
NAME                 NO POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
George Svendsen      66   C 6- 4 240       Minnesota  4  4 27  3
Pete Tinsley         21   G 5- 8 205         Georgia  3  3 27  7 1938 Draft - 9th round
Andy Uram            42   B 5-10 188       Minnesota  3  3 25 11 1938 Draft - 4th round
Hal Van Every        36   B 6- 0 195       Minnesota  1  1 22 10 1940 Draft - 1st round
Dick Weisberger      33   B 5-10 194     Williamette  3  3 25 10
Bobby Wood           29   T 6- 1 235         Alabama  1  1 24  2 FA - Chi Cards (1940)
Gus Zarnas           63   G 5-10 225      Ohio State  2  3 26  9 FA - Brooklyn (1939)
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Start of Season G - Games  Played
1940 PACKERS DRAFT (December 9, 1939)
RND SEL NAME               POS COLLEGE
1     9 Hal Van Every        B Minnesota
3    24 Lou Brock            B Purdue
5    39 Esco Sarkkinen       E Ohio State
6    49 Dick Cassiano        B Pittsburgh
7    59 Millard White        T Tulane
8    69 George Seeman        E Nebraska
9    79 J.R. Manley          G Oklahoma
10   89 Jack Brown           B Purdue
11   99 Don Guritz           G Northwestern
12  109 Phil Gaspar          B Southern California
13  119 Ambrose Schindler    B Southern California  
14  129 Bill Kerr            E Notre Dame 
15  139 Mel Brewer           G Illinois 
16  149 Ray Andrus           B Vanderbilt 
17  159 Archie Kodros        C Michigan 
18  169 Jimm Gillette        B Virginia 
19  179 Al Matuza            C Georgetown 
20  189 Jim Reeder           T Illinois 
21  194 Vince Eichler        B Cornell 
22  199 Henry Luebcke        T Iowa
BOLD ITALICS - Played for the Packers
1940 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (2-0)
EXHIBITION - JANUARY 1940
14 NFL All-Stars (at Los Angeles)        W 16- 7            18,000
AUGUST (1-0)
29 College All-Stars at Chicago          W 45-28    1-0-0   84,567
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
2  M-WASHINGTON REDSKINS                 W 28-20    2-0-0   14,798
7  KENOSHA CARDINALS                     W 17- 0    3-0-0
1940 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (6-4-1)
SEPTEMBER (2-1)
15 G-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-0-0)         W 27-20    1-0-0   11,657
22 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L 10-41    1-1-0   22,557
29 M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (1-0-2)           W 31- 6    2-1-0   20,234
OCTOBER (2-1)
13 G-CLEVELAND RAMS (1-2-0)              W 31-14    3-1-0   16,299
20 G-DETROIT LIONS (2-2-1)               L 14-23    3-2-0   21,001
27 M-PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-4-2)         W 24- 3    4-2-0   13,703
NOVEMBER (2-2)
3  at Chicago Bears (5-1-0)              L  7-14    4-3-0   45,434
10 at Chicago Cardinals (2-4-2)          W 28- 7    5-3-0   11,364
17 at New York Giants (4-3-1)            L  3- 7    5-4-0   28,262
24 at Detroit Lions (5-4-1)              W 50- 7    6-4-0   26,019
DECEMBER (0-0-1)
1  at Cleveland Rams (4-6-0)             T 13-13    6-4-1   16,249
G - GREEN BAY M - MILWAUKEE
IT'S A TOUGH JOB OWEN HAS PICKING MEN TO FACE BAYS
JANUARY 3 (Los Angeles) - Steve Owen has worries about his national professional all-star grid aggregation, but they are all nice worries. Owen, the New York Giants football coach, has to decide which 11 of 25 picked players from National pro league clubs will start the game Sunday against the champion Green Bay Packers. "Take the quarterback post, as an example," said Owen with a grin. "I have Davey O'Brien, Parker Hall and Frank Filchock. I'll have to toss a coin to see which one goes in the starting lineup." Owen has a similar problem at end, with Jim Poole, Perry Schwartz, Jim Benton and Jim Smith awaiting action. Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Packer coach, will use his regular forces. Both teams are working out daily.
FAVOR PRO ALL-STARS TO OUTPOINT PACKERS
JANUARY 7 (Los Angeles) - The citizens of this vicinity are in for a rude shock. Right now they feel that Southern California, which trampled Tennessee, 14 to 0, in the Rose Bowl, is the best football team in the country. On Sunday afternoon, in rain-soaked Gilmore stadium, they will see two football teams, either of which could take the Rose bowl Trojans and chase 'em to the hills. The two clubs are the National professional league champions, the Green Bay Packers, and the National league all-stars, chosen from the other teams in the fastest, biggest, smartest and toughest football circuit in existence. This game, which probably will be played before a capacity crowd of 19,000, amounts to the pro bowl. It is the only postseason game sanctioned by the professional fathers and will field, at one time, more gridiron greats than ever stepped on a field before. The lineups of the two teams read like a roll call of the all-Americans and should produce the most brilliantly played game of the year. Southern Californians like to think of the Trojans as a power team, a team of giants. Wait until the all-stars, coached by Steve Owen, lumber on the field. This outfit, chosen by a poll, is without question the heaviest in history. The starting line will average 219 pounds a man, and the backfield will come in at 212. In reserve will be such dinosaurs as George Musso, 270 pound guard from the Chicago Bears; Tony Blazine, 230 pound Chicago Card tackle and 256 pound Turk Edwards of the Washington Redskins. Even so, the all-stars won't dwarf the regular team of the Green Bay Packers. The men from Wisconsin will field a team averaging 216 pounds in the front line and 200 in the backfield. Curly Lambeau, coach of the champions, will start Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein at ends, Baby Ray and Bill Lee at the tackles, Paul Engebretsen and Chuck Goldenberg at guards, Tom Greenfield at center, and Joe Laws, Cecil Isbell, Arnold Herber and Clark Hinkle in the backfield. Coach Owen of the all-stars, with more talent than any one coach could imagine at his disposal, has not decided on the 11 men he'll start. It is believed that he will use Jim Poole and Perry Schwartz, ends; Joe Stydahar and Ray George, tackles; Byron Gentry and Bruiser Kinard, guards; Mel Hein, center, and Fred Vanzo, Parker Hall, Erny Pinckert and Johnny Drake in the backfield. The all-stars, despite the fact that they have never played together as a unit, are favored. There is a general belief that the all-stars, with the game's two greatest passers in Hall and Davey O'Brien, the best field goal kicker in Ward Cuff, and two of the greatest along with the ground gainers in Andy Farkas and Drake, won't be stopped. The two teams have not trained for the game as if they were just on an outing that provided a vacation in California. They have been working hard and will go out for the kickoff as hard as nails and ready to give Los Angeles the outstanding football game of the year.
MILWAUKEE TO ENTER AMERICAN PRO LOOP
JANUARY 9 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee was granted a franchise in the American Professional Football league at a meeting Sunday in Cincinnati, it was announced Tuesday by George M. Harris, who said that he and his associates would incorporate the Milwaukee Football club to put a team
in the field next season. Harris was elected to the league's advisory
board. "We have a lot of work to do," he said. "We know that Milwaukee
likes to have a winner and we intend to give the city a winning team if we
can. After the preliminaries are out of the way we will select a good coach
and be guided by his advice in obtaining players. As a nucleus for the
team six outstanding players have been made available to us, but will
not be signed until later." The American league consisted last season of
Chicago (Indians), Los Angeles (Bulldogs), St. Louis (Gunners),
Columbus (Bullies), Cincinnati (Bengals), Dayton (Bombers), Louisville
(Tanks) and Kenosha (Coopers). Harris said that 1939 was a very
successful year, financially. It has been in existence since 1934. The
decision to expand to 10 clubs, the same number as the National league
has, created two franchises, one of which came to Milwaukee. The other
has not been issued. Milwaukee will play 10 games at least six of them
at home. Dates will be announced after the annual meeting in March,
which may be held here, according to Harris. Milwaukee will take care not
to avoid home dates in conflict with the Green Bay Packers of the National
league. "We intend to make every effort to popularize our team," said
Harris. "A section will be set aside for youngsters at a nominal admission
charge." Harris has been a Milwaukee resident for many years. He once
was in the retail business, later was connected with Gimbels and now
is with the Schroeder hotels. He said that his connection with the football
venture was strictly personal. He was on the NRA conference board and
later was general chairman of NRA public relations in Wisconsin. He
also was connected some years ago with the Wisconsin U.S.A. Foreign
Trade bureau. Harris said that he would reveal his associates soon,
after the club had been incorporated.
GEORGE TRAFTON WANTS TO COACH MILWAUKEE PROS
JANUARY 11 (Milwaukee) - "I hear Milwaukee got a franchise in the
American pro league," said George Trafton, reaching for the writer's lapel
with one of those big paws which used to smack 'em down in the NFL,
when George played a lot of center for the Chicago Bears. "Who's this
fellow, George Harris, that got the franchise? Tell him I'd like to coach a
team for him. Yeah, I got the football fever again...can you imagine it, at
my age? After I left the Bears, I could sit in the stands and watch 'em 
play and it left me cold. But last season it began to get me again. I was
yelling like a college boy. I'm not kidding about coaching. I'd like that job
in Milwaukee. There's going to be two big leagues - can't help but be - 
and that American league is going to be the second. Those National
league owners have had everything their own way and they're quaking in their boots for fear somebody will give 'em some competition. They divide up the college stars as if they own 'em. No reason why a second league can't go after those name players. How did the American league get started in baseball? It went after the players and forced the old National to give it recognition. That's what will happen in pro football. The National league can't play enough game to satisfy demand. Other cities want pro ball. It's the biggest thing in sports, and I want to get in on it. Tell those fellows who the Milwaukee franchise they can get a coach who knows all the answers."
LAMBEAU SPEAKER AT SOUTH MILWAUKEE
JANUARY 31 (South Milwaukee) - Coach Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers denied last night that coaches in the National Professional Football league resorted to the teaching of illegal plays. Certain formations which appear to be illegal to fans, he said, were made so by mistakes in carrying out assignments. "Many so-called screen passes were screened merely because the passer was rushes, or because of a bad pass from center, getting the passer off timing and delaying the pass enough so that linemen screened or blocked with the ball in the air," he explained. Lambeau talked before more than 200 persons at a dinner sponsored by the Lions' club. He showed movies of the championship game last December between the Packers and New York Giants in Milwaukee.
CLAIM GREEN BAY CAN'T BLOCK MILWAUKEE CLUB
FEBRUARY 1 (Milwaukee) - George M. Harris, backer of Milwaukee's new professional football team in the American league, stoutly denied today that there was any agreement between the National and American Football Leagues which reserves the area for the Green Bay Packers. "Somebody has been grossly misinformed," declared Harris. "There is no such agreement, and our president, Mr. George J. Heitzler of Cincinnati, Ohio, assured me that there wasn't." Heitzler declared in a telegram that "the American League has the sole right to determine what cities are to be awarded franchises in its league regardless of proximity to cities in the National league." Harris said the only "territory agreement" is the American league rule which prohibits establishing another team within 50 miles of a league member. "In our particular case," he said, "Kenosha had the right to fight our admission, but it waived that right and moved that the league accept our application for membership." There were reports that the National League's executive board, which meets at New York, would act on the alleged agreement between the leagues and force the American League to withdraw its charter from the Milwaukee club. Coach Earl L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers said the question would come before National League directors but that the Green Bay club did not wish to press the matter. He said he felt there was room for both teams and that the Packers' prestige as world champions would not be impaired in Milwaukee by an American League club.
LAMBEAU SEES PACKERS WIN OVER COLLEGIANS
FEBRUARY 9 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, champions of the National Pro Football league, is looking forward to the date with the college all-stars at Chicago August 29 with no little confidence. Mindful of the 6-0 defeat handed the Packers in the same classic in 1937, Lambeau declared: "I am sure we will make a better showing in this year's all-star game. When we played at Soldiers' field before, we had a squad limit of 25 players, requiring several of the men to do 60 minutes of football on an unbearably hot night. This year we will face them three deep at every position."
WOODWARD, PACKER TRAINER, IS DEAD
FEBRUARY 11 (Green Bay) - Dave Woodward, 57, for the past six years trainer of the Green Bay Packers, died in his sleep Friday night. Previous to joining the Packers, Woodward for 16 years was trainer for the University of Minnesota athletes. Two brothers and two sisters survive.
LAMBEAU PRAISES PACKERS' SPIRIT
FEBRUARY 14 (Madison) - Team spirit and willingness to make personal sacrifices to achieve an end were what made the Green Bay Packers the professional football champions of America, Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau old a capacity crowd of about 450 Tuesday night at the Park hotel. "We knew at the start of the season that we had good enough material to win the NFL championship," Coach Lambeau declared. "But," he added, "we also knew that there were four other teams that also had good enough material to win the title; they were the Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions, the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. That being the case it  became a question of which team showed the greatest desire to win, and you can imagine that it was very gratifying for us that our Packers came through," he said. Prior to showing movies of the NFL championship playoff between the Giants and Packers in Milwaukee, Coach Lambeau offered to answer any questions. Roundy Coughlin, State Journal columnist, was master of ceremonies and led off with a few and then closed with a few more. "I can't put you on the spot," said Roundy, "because you had a pretty good season, Curly." Lambeau laughed: "You wouldn't catch me down here if I'd had a bad season," he declared. "You're telling me?" retorted Roundy, "if you'd had a poor season I wouldn't have asked you." At another point where Lambeau was telling about the eating schedule made out for the players, no potatoes for those overweight, no fried foods, no rich deserts, etc., Roundy grabbed the microphone and interjected: "Looks to me like you better change that schedule. I see plenty of 250-pounders on that squad and if they don't have potatoes then what the hell do they eat?" Of particular interest was Lambeau's statement that he heartily agreed with Coach Harry Stuhldreher of Wisconsin about the advantage of calling signals direct over using the huddle. "We always like to call signals," said Lambeau, "and the only time we use a huddle is when we are forced to it." Why do punters in professional football kick 20 or 25 yards better than they did in college? "I don't know that they do," Lambeau said. "In fact, I don't think they punt any better. However, I, for instance, have a wide selection than, say, Harry Stuhldreher would have at Wisconsin. We had nine boys last fall that punted in college, yet seven of them didn't punt for us. It was just a case of Clark Hinkle and Arnold Herber being better than the others." Had Don Hutson improved greatly as a pass receiver in professional football? Lambeau disclaimed any credit for Hutson's amazing ability to snare a football. "He was a great receiver in college," said Lambeau. "I don't think we can take any credit for his ability there." The Green Bay Packers' coach said the three finest games his team ever had played were the championship playoff of 1929, where they defeated the Giants in the New York Polo Grounds, the 1938 game at Green Bay where the Packers crushed the Detroit Lions, and the 1939 title playoff where Green Bay crushed the Giants in Milwaukee. "Those," said Lambeau, "were the best three games the Packers ever had played. I hope we can play another such game in Chicago this summer." Lambeau was referring to the game the Packers as NFL champions will play against the college all-stars. They played such a game in 1937 and lose; they want revenge. And how they want revenge!
PACKER COACH AND BADGER GRIDDERS TALK OVER PRO GAME
FEBRUARY 15 (Madison) - The bids of four former University of Wisconsin football players for tryouts next fall with the Green Bay Packers were discussed by sports fans here today. The group, representing some of the best talent on Badger squads of the past two years, talked with Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau at a dinner honoring the Packer mentor and his aides. They were John Doyle, center of Plymouth, Pa., Ralph Moeller, end, of Watertown, Bill Schmitz, halfback of Madison, all of the 1939 team, and Vince Gavre, quarterback of Port Washington, who finished his collegiate grid career in 1938. Neither Lambeau nor the players, it was understood, made any definite commitments, but the Packer coach indicated he would notify them soon if he could use them.
GREEN BAY PACKERS SIGN OKLAHOMA GUARD
FEBRUARY 16 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have signed their first recruit for the 1940 season - J.R. Manley, Choctaw Indian guard of the University of Oklahoma eleven. Manley was No. 7 on the Packers' draft list.
PACKERS COACH SEES TROUBLES FOR '40 TEAM
FEBRUARY 17 (Green Bay) - There is no rest for a champion, according to Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers. And Curly should know. He has piloted the Packers to five world titles during his 20 years as coach and player. However, he's not wasting any time preparing for the 1940 campaign. "We know we must be 15 percent better than our opposition to repeat for the title," said Lambeau. "When you're the champion, they are set for you and the margin of victory and defeat depends upon the attitude of your players." He said the Packers needed replacements at several positions. "If we have success in signing our new men, we should have another good team," he said.
PACKER PRODUCTS
MARCH 1 (Windom, MN) - Larry Buehler, former Minnesota star now playing with the Green Bay Packers, has purchase a produce business.
HINKLE CONSIDERS GRID COACHING JOB AT STANFORD
MARCH 9 (Green Bay) - Clarke Hinkle, veteran fullback of the Green Bay Packers, is considering an offer to become backfield coach at Stanford University. "I'm very much interested in the offer made by Clark Shaughnessy (new head coach at Stanford)," Hinkle said last night. "I feel it would be a real break for me." Should Hinkle accept the position, his departure would mean a serious loss to the Packers. The former Bucknell star has been a mainstay of the Green Bay eleven since 1932. In eight seasons he has scored a total of 274 points.
LAMBEAU TO SEEK NEW PRO RULING
MARCH 9 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau, coach of the world champion Green Bay Packers, will sponsor a professional football league rule which will make goose-neck goal posts compulsory. This would do away with the present goal post rule which credits a ball carrier with a touchdown provided he comes in contact with the posts even though he does not carry the ball over the line.
GAVRE TO SIGN WITH PACKERS
MARCH 10 (Green Bay) - Vince Gavre, former University of Wisconsin quarterback, may join the Green Bay Packers in the fall, it was reported here Saturday. Picked by Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau in the 1938 draft, Gavre declined to sign with the Packers because he still had some work to complete at the university. Gavre played with the Kenosha Cardinals in the American League last fall.
LAMBEAU WILL PAY HIS WIFE $125 MONTHLY ALIMONY
MARCH 19 (Green Bay) - E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, has agreed to pay his wife, Mrs. Sue Lambeau, $125 per month temporary alimony and $125 attorney's fees, court records showed today. The Lambeaus were married in 1936 and separated the following year. They have one son. Mrs. Lambeau testified at an alimony hearing Monday that she had been receiving $100 a month, but said the amount was not sufficient for herself and child.
WIFE OF PACKER COACH IS GRANTED A DIVORCE
MARCH 26 (Green Bay) - Mrs. Sue Lambeau was granted a divorce late yesterday in circuit court from E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers. They were married at Waukegan, Ill., June 26, 1935. Lambeau was the plaintiff in the divorce action but his wife was granted the divorce on her counterclaim. She was given custody of their son, Earl Jr., age 2, and $25 a month for his support. By stipulation, read into the record, Lambeau will pay a settlement of $6,750, plus $125 already paid in attorney's fees. Lambeau charged in his complaint that incompatibility of the couple made it impossible for them to live together. In Mrs. Lambeau's claim she said she refused to live with her. Lambeau did not contest the counterclaim. It was Lambeau's second marriage, his first marriage to Mrs. Marguerite Lambeau ending in divorce in 1934.
KODROS MAY HELP COACH WOLVES' FROSH
MARCH 30 (Ann Arbor, MI) - Archie Kodros, who captained the University of Michigan's 1939 football team, is considering a position as assistant freshmen grid coach at Michigan, it was learned today. Kodros, a 200-pound center from Alton, Ill., has been discussing the job offer with Coach Fritz Crisler but is awaiting an offer from the Green Bay Packers, who drafted him last winter.
PACKER  NOTES
MARCH 31 (Wisconsin State Journal) - Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers was in Minneapolis Wednesday. He is trying to get Van Every to sign with the Packers. The Bays got him in the draft. If Van Every signs up that will be four Minnesota men with the Packers. They are: Warren Kilbourne, tackle; Charles Schultz, tackle; Bud Svendsen, center, and Andy Uram, tackle.
FULLBACK ADKINS IS NOW A PACKER
APRIL 1 (Green Bay) - Bob Adkins, 205-pound fullback and end from
Marshall College, Huntington, W. Va., has signed a contract with the
Green Bay Packers.
MICHALSKE NAMED AIDE AT ST. NORBERT
APRIL 2 (De Pere) - Thirty-nine candidates for the 1940 St. Norbert
College football team reported for the spring drill here Monday under the
direction of Coach Micky McCormick, assisted by Line Coach Mike 
Michalske and Fred Dillon. Michalske's appointment as line coach and
head track coach was announced shortly before the opening of spring
practice by the Rev. T.G. Fox, athletic director. Michalske, who lives in
Green Bay, is a graduate of Penn State, played professional football for
the Green Bay Packers and was line coach for the Chicago Cardinals
last year. He formerly coached at Lafayette College at Easton, Pa., and
Central State Teachers College at Stevens Point.
GAVRE IS SIGNED BY PACKER TEAM
APRIL 3 (Green Bay) - Vince Gavre, University of Wisconsin quarterback
in 1938, was signed today to play with the Green Bay Packers. Coach E.
L. (Curly) Lambeau said he would probably use Gavre, a 190 pounder,
at right halfback.
HOVLAND WILL BE COACH AT ASHLAND HIGH
APRIL 11 (Ashland) - Lynn Hovland, All-Conference guard at the 
University of Wisconsin eleven of 1938, was named head football coach
at the Ashland, Wis., high school Wednesday by the Ashland school
board. Hovland, who starred for three seasons for the Badgers, was the
outstanding lineman on the 1939 College All-Star team and was sought
by numerous pro elevens, particularly the Green Bay Packers. Lynn
refused to turn pro last season and returned to the U.W. to finish work in
physical education and to assist in coaching the Badger line. Recently
he was again approached by E.L. "Curly" Lambeau regarding a job with
the Packers for the 1940 season but failed to reach a decision. He will
probably confine his activities to coaching, although he has received a
handsome offer from Lambeau. Hovland will take up his new duties
early next September.
PROS INCREASE PLAYER LIMIT TO 33 MEN FOR 1940
APRIL 13 (New York) - The NFL turned down a Boston application for a
franchise today, then boosted the cost of new franchises from $10,000 to
$50,000 and increased the player limit at the second session of its
annual meeting today. The application of William A. Shea for a franchise
for a new Boston club was returned. President Carl Storck explained
because the league has no western club to match a new eastern
member, it was decided to continue the present 10 club setup, with five 
teams in each division, for the 1940 season. In returning the application, Storck informed Shea that if at any time there is a western team to pair up with a new eastern member, his application will be carefully considered. Boston formerly operated a National League club which was shifted to Washington. The new price for franchises applies only to those granted to new members. The price for the transfer of an operating franchise to a new owner would be based entirely upon its market value. The raising of the player limit from 27 to 33 players was the only important business transacted. Perhaps the most surprising feature of this meeting has been the absence of trades. One man very much interested in making a few deals is Curly Lambeau of the Packers. The Green Bay expects that most of his draft men will be heavy favorites in the Chicago Tribune's All-Star poll and probably will be playing against the Packers in that game. He's willing to trade them off for some talent already in the league. As yet he has had no takers. Lambeau is very serious about winning the All-Star game. One reason is that his Packers were beaten, 6 to 0, in 1937, when his veterans were slow in rounding into form. He wants no such slip to happen again. Steve Owen of the Giants, Potsy Clark of the Detroit Lions and Dutch Clark of the Cleveland Rams were in brisk conversations, but reached no decision. Later Owner Dan Topping, Coach Jock Sutherland and Business Manager of the Dodgers were in conference with Art Rooney and Walter Kiesling of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nothing happened there either. Sutherland also had a talk with Jimmy Conzelman, new coach of the Chicago Cardinals. He was interest in prying the Cards loose from his favorite football player, Marshall Goldberg, once his pupil at Pitt. But Conzelman merely grinned at the idea of parting with Mad Marshall.
MILWAUKEE PRO GRIDDERS TO PLAY AT FAIR PARK
APRIL 14 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee entry in the American Professional Football league will have State Fair park as its home field and will play six league games there, plus two or three exhibitions. Announcement to that effect was made Saturday by George M. Harris, president and general manager, who will represent the Milwaukee group at the American League meeting in Cincinnati next Saturday and Sunday. The schedule, tentatively adopted at a preliminary session at Columbus, will be formally adopted and league officers elected during the two day conclave. Milwaukee's home games will be arranged to avoid conflict with the Green Bay Packers, who have booked two tilts at State Fair park for next fall. President Harris plans to reveal the identity of the coach at the time of the meeting. Negotiations have been completed with a well known former college player and National Pro league star who, in turn, will release the roster of the players already under contract.
4 GAMES IN GREEN BAY SCHEDULED BY PACKERS
APRIL 14 (Green Bay) - The 1940 schedule of the Green Bay Packers Football club, announced today, lists four games in Green Bay, two in Milwaukee and five on the road, including a contest in New York November 17 with the New York Giants. The Packers open the National Pro league season at home September 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The complete schedule follows:
September 15 - Philadelphia at Green Bay
September 22 - Chicago Bears at Green Bay
September 29 - Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee
October 6 - Open
October 13 - Cleveland at Green Bay
October 20 - Detroit at Green Bay
October 27 - Pittsburgh at Milwaukee
November 3 - Chicago Bears at Chicago
November 10 - Chicago Cardinals at Chicago
November 17 - New York Giants at New York
November 24 - Detroit at Detroit
December 1 - Cleveland at Cleveland
Last season the Giants and Packers did not meet in a regularly scheduled game, but Green Bay defeated the eastern eleven in the post season playoff for the championship. The Packers will play the College AllStars at Soldier's field, Chicago, on the night of August 29.
1940 Photograph of NFL Head Coaches huddling up as they meet to discuss rules and officials for the upcoming season. Led by Packers coach Curly Lambeau and Bears Coach George Halas along with Potsy Clark (Detroit), Dutch Clark (Cleveland) and Jim Conzelman (Cardinals).
Curly Lambeau diagrams a play for Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell
CARL STORCK IS RE-ELECTED
APRIL 15 (New York) - Carl L. Storck of Dayton, Ohio, was re-elected president of the National Professional Football league for a one year term Sunday by a unanimous vote. The threatened contest over the presidency did not materialize as the league's three day meeting came to a close, although one faction of club owners had declared its opposition to Storck. Storck was advanced to the presidency last spring after the death of Joe F. Carr, who had held the office since the formation of the league. Dennis Shea, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was elected vice-president and treasurer, also for one year. Members of the executive committee will be Bert Bell, Philadelphia; George P. Marshall, Washington; L.H. Joannes, Green Bay; Charles Bidwell, Chicago Cardinals, and Storck, who serves as chairman. One change in the league's bylaws assigned to the executive committee the task of directing the selection of officials for games. This had been handled by the president's office. The opposition to Storck as president arose from a dispute between him and Marshall over the officiating in the Washington-New York eastern playoff game last December after Referee Bill Halloran called a Washington field goal attempt wide. Storck upheld Halloran and picked him to referee the league playoff game between New York and Green Bay. The most important trade of the meeting was concluded by the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions. The Eagles sent fullback Dave Smukler to the Lions in exchange for linemen Ray George and Joe Wendlich. Smukler has been the regular fullback for the Eagles since 1935. George, 225 pound tackle from Southern California, played his first year of professional football last season and was one of the outstanding linemen in the league. Draft rights were exchanged in two other deals. Philadelphia acquired from the Green Bay Packers the right to sign Millard White, 1939 Tulane tackle, who was drafted in 1938 but did not play last year. The Packers made a similar deal with the Chicago Cardinals. The Cards acquired the rights to Johnny Hall, Texas Christian halfback last year, for the right to deal with Earl Brown, Notre Dame end, who was drafted in 1938 but did not play last year. George Line, Brooklyn end, was sent to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for Joseph L. Kuharich, 1938 Notre Dame guard, who ignored the draft to coach last season.
RUSS LETLOW SIGNS HIS PACKER CONTRACT
APRIL 19 (Green Bay) - Russ Letlow, veteran guard, has signed a 1940
contract for his sixth season with the Green Bay Packers.
GOPHERS 'GREATEST' SIGNS WITH PACKERS
APRIL 20 (Green Bay) - Harold Van Every, Minnesota's "greatest halfback"
(in the words of his coach, Bernie Bierman), signed his contract to play
for the Green Bay Packers, Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau, Bays' mentor,
announced today. Van Every was acclaimed by teammates to be the most
valuable player on the 1939 football machine and was the most
consistent ground gainer in the history of the Gopher school. Van Every
was a regular on the Gopher squad for three years, handling the passing, kicking and a large share of the ball carrying assignments. He also did the signal calling last season from his left halfback position. A standout in his sophomore year, Van Every was expected to reach All-America fame in his junior season, but a bruised kidney received early in the 1939 campaign hampered him throughout the season. Many followers of the Gophers never expected to see Van Every run behind the powerful and devastating Gopher line again after the injury but a special brace was constructed and he carried on, his effectiveness cut down to a minimum. It was mainly through the efforts of Van Every that the 1939 Gopher machine was able to exceed the ground gaining marks of the mythical national championship squad of 1936 and the Big Ten champions of 1937 and '38. Van Every carried the oval 133 times and his piston-like carried him through the center, inside the tackles and around the ends for 733 yards, an average of 5.5 yards an attempt for an all-time Gopher record surpassing the mark of Pug Lund, all-American of 1934. Only nine times in those 133 attempts was the opposition able to stop the hard running back. And then they cut him down for only 15 yards. Though he weighed but 185 pounds, and was a marked man in every Gopher battle, Van Every's terrific leg power propelled him through and over the opposing forward walls. His power was that of a fullback and once past the line of scrimmage his speed and elusiveness sent him on his way for many long touchdown runs.
SEVEN GAMES BOOKED HERE
APRIL 22 (Milwaukee) - Seven home games were given the new
Milwaukee professional football team at the American league meeting
held over the weekend at Cincinnati. George Harris, president of the
club, said Monday that he had a contract for the State Fair park field for
all home dates. The team will play five league games on the road and
an eighth home game as an exhibition. The Columbus Bullies, 1939
champions, traded Regis Monahan, formerly of the Detroit Lions, to
the Milwaukee club for three players who were not names. Joe F. Carr, son of the late Joe Carr, president of the NFL, applied for a franchise at Hollywood, Calif., and action was postponed until June 2 to ascertain the attitude of the Los Angeles club. Carr is said to be backed by Bing Crosby. Applications for franchises at Ashland, Ky., and Kansas City were deferred until June 2. An application from Miami was rejected because the city was too far from other members. The uniform player contract in use by the National league was adopted. George J. Heitzler was re-elected president and James C. Hogan was retained as secretary-treasurer.
GREEN BAY PACKERS SIGN GEORGE SEEMAN
APRIL 23 (Green Bay) - George Seeman, Nebraska end for the last three seasons, has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers, the club announced.
MILWAUKEE PRO ELEVEN PICKS CAHOON AS COACH
APRIL 28 (Milwaukee) - Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon, athletic director and football coach at Monmouth (Ill.) college, Saturday was named head coach of Milwaukee's entry in the American football league. Announcement of the selection was made by George Harris, president of the club, at a cocktail party in Cahoon's honor at the Schroeder hotel. Cahoon, who is married and the father of five children, was selected from a score of applicants. The salary was not disclosed. The coach comes to his job with wide experience in all phases of athletics. A native of Baraboo, Wis., he had three years of football and basketball at Baraboo high school, three years of the same sports and track at Gonzaga university and the, starting in 1926, four years of professional football as a tackle with the Green Bay Packers. A knee injury halted his playing career in midseason of 1929, Green Bay's first championship season. Cahoon started his coaching career at West De Pere high school in 1928 while still with the Packers. He went to Green Bay West in 1933 and to Monmouth as athletic director and coach in 1938. In 12 years of coaching he has maintained the unusually high winning average of .810. His teams in this period have averaged 18 points a game while holding opponents to an average of 6 and have held opponents scoreless in 43 games while suffering the same fate in only 5. At West De Pere he won one conference title in football and two in track, at Green Bay West he turned out consistently good football teams and lost only one dual track meet; and at Monmouth he developed six all-conference players and one little All-American guard. In all his coaching, Cahoon has always stressed wide open football. He learned the Notre Dame system at Gonzaga under Gus Dorais and played it at Green Bay under Curly Lambeau, but has used the system himself only when he felt the material permitted. He has often switched to ordinary single wing, to a flanker or to a creation of his own which he calls the "triple wing". He said Saturday that he hopes he might be able to use a flanker of some sort here. Cahoon will start at scratch in his new job. He has no holdover squad. To provide a working basis, questionnaires have been sent to several hundred graduating college seniors and from the replies, already pouring into the office in the Plankinton Arcade, he will select most of his squad. The American league recognizes contracts which college players have signed, but does not recognize the National league draft. As a small nucleus around which to build, Cahoon will have four players either bought or obtained in trades last week. They are Regis Monahan, former Ohio State all-American, a guard; Joe Zimmerman, former Centenary guard who was named on the Jewish All-American team last fall; Obbie Novakofsky, star Lawrence halfback, who had a tryout with the Packers last season and wound up with Kenosha, and Carl Buck, former Carroll college star, also a halfback, also with Kenosha last fall. Novakofsky and Buck were bought outright from Kenosha, and Monahan and Zimmerman obtained in a trade with Columbus for three unnamed players to be turned over by August 15. The Milwaukee club will operate along the same lines followed by the Packers in obtaining off season work for its players. The team will pitch camp in the north woods August 15. Cahoon will establish his home here at once.
PACKERS SIGN PURDUE BACK
APRIL 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers Monday announced the signing of Lou Brock, 205 pound right halfback from Purdue. Coach Curly Lambeau visited Brock in Indiana and got his signature on a contract. Lambeau predicted a brilliant career for Brock in professional football. He was second, behind Harold Van Every of Minnesota, on the Packers' draft list. Van Every was signed by the Packers last week. Brock was a teammate of Cecil Isbell, the Packers' star halfback, as a sophomore at Purdue two years ago.
BUHLER OF GOPHERS SIGNED BY PACKERS
APRIL 30 (Green Bay) - Larry Buhler, former Minnesota back, has signed a 1940 contract with the Green Bay Packers. Buhler, a right halfback last season, will be used both at the fullback and blocking back positions next fall, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said. Signing of Howard (Smiley) Johnson, University of Georgia guard, also was announced by Coach Lambeau. Johnson weighs 210 pounds and stands 5 feet 11 inches. His contract brings the growing Packer roster to 17.
PACKER NOTES
MAY 4 (Madison Capital-Times) - Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers was expected today to watch the Badger Army-Navy football game. Lambeau won't admit it, but he is interested in George Paskvan, who won't see action in the game, being at South Bend with the Badger track team. Paskvan should be ready to fit into the Packer team a year from now. Clark Hinkle, Packer fullback, is getting no younger and Eddie Jankowski, a reserve fullback, is having eye trouble and may have to give up the game. "Roaring George" should be a sensation with the Green Bay club.
GANTENBEIN, HERBER SIGN WITH PACKERS
MAY 10 (Green Bay) - Arnie Herber, sharpshooting passer of the famed Herber-Hutson aerial combination, and Capt. Milt Gantenbein Thursday signed their 1940 Green Bay Packers' contracts.
PACKERS SCHEDULE EXHIBITION GAME
MAY 13 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have schedule a preseason exhibition game against the Washington Redskins at the State Fair park in Milwaukee September 2. Regularly scheduled league games will bring the Packers to Milwaukee on September 29 against the Chicago Cardinals and on October 27 against the Pittsburgh club.
PACKERS SIGN DICK EVANS, HAWKEYE IRON MAN
MAY 18 (Iowa City, IA) - Dick Evans, one of the last fall's University of Iowa "ironmen", said Friday he has signed a contract to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers.
GAVRE IS NEW GRID COACH AT MERRILL HIGH
MAY 31 (Madison) - Vince Gavre, one of Wisconsin's greatest quarterbacks, has been named football and basketball coach at Merrill high school in the Wisconsin Valley conference, it was learned Thursday by the Capital Times. The prediction that the former Badger grid ace was a certainty for the job was made in this newspaper last Friday. Gavre, who competed at Wisconsin in 1936-37-38, succeeds Palmer Mickelson and will begin his new duties on September 3. Vince also will teach chemistry, biology and general science. Mickelson was promoted to the post of director of athletics. Gavre recently signed a professional football contract with the world champion Green Bay Packers, but Coach Curly Lambeau already had informed the ex-Badger he will not be bound by the signature. The Port Edwards ace played a year of pro football with the Kenosha Coopers last fall.
PACKERS SIGN SHIREY
JUNE 3 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers announced Saturday that Fred Shirey, former All-America tackle, had been signed for 1940-41. He will join the team for the September encounter with the college All-Stars at Chicago.
PACKERS CHALLENGE FEDERAL TAX CLAIM
JUNE 5 (Washington) - Green Bay Packers, Inc., operator of the National Professional Football league team of Green Bay, has told the tax appeals board it should not have to pay a treasury claim for $5,865 of undistributed profits taxes for 1937. Its petition contended it was a non-profit-sharing organization, that any proceeds from its operations went to the Sullivan post of the American Legion or to Green Bay charities, and that as a charitable organization it as not subject to the tax.
TEAM TO BE CALLED MILWAUKEE CHIEFS
JUNE 10 (Milwaukee) - The new Milwaukee club in the American Professional Football league will be known as the Milwaukee Chiefs, George M. Harris, club president announced today. Three former University of Illinois gridders were signed Saturday by Coach Tiny Cahoon. They were Ralph Bennett, fullback; Ralph Hathaway, guard, and William Lenich, center. Lenich was chosen most valuable player in Illinois' 1939 team.
BEATTIE FEATHERS SIGNED BY PACKERS
JUNE 10 (Green Bay) - Beattie Feathers, former halfback for the Chicago Bears and the Brooklyn Dodgers, has been signed by the Green Bay Packer, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Feathers, signed as a free agent, was out most of last season with an injury.
SCHERER NAMED AIDE AT MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE
JUNE 17 (Sioux City, IA) - Bernie Scherer, former University of Nebraska end, Saturday was named assistant varsity football coach and head freshman basketball coach at Morningside college here. Scherer, who has been playing professional football with the Green Bay Packers, also will teach courses in the physical education department, president Earl Roadman announced.
PACKER NOTES
JUNE 21 (Manitowoc Herald Times) - Although nine members of the Green Bay Packers are unsigned, the three real holdouts are Larry Craig, Eddie Jankowski and Bill Lee. Curly Lambeau's efforts to sign them has met a stone wall. Craig wants a salary far in excess of what was paid him last year. He probably is worth more but Lambeau does not believe his present demands are justified. Lee, who was married last fall, thus far is demanding considerably more than Lambeau feels he can allow him. Jankowski takes the point of view that he won't play for the salary offered him but he doesn't mention what he regards as a satisfactory figure and the negotiations are somewhat at a standstill. Curly is getting along fairly well in negotiations with the other unsigned veterans and believe that with minor adjustments all will be satisfied to sign. They are Don Hutson, Baby Ray, Paul Kell, Jimmy Lawrence and Clarke Hinkle.
PACKER NOTES
JUNE 24 (Madison) - The exhibition football game here September 8 between the Green Bay Packers and another pro eleven will be sponsored by the local Shrine. Either the St. Louis Gunners or the Cincinnati Bengals will oppose the Packers in the clash here.
FAMED ATHLETE HERE FRIDAY TO LAUNCH NEW NYA PROGRAM
JUNE 26 (Wisconsin Rapids) - Three famed athletes, helping to promote the physical education program which is a part of the National Youth Administration's special project in the field of preparedness training, will be here next Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. to meet with boys who have joined or expect to join the local training center. They are Chuck Fenske, University of Wisconsin sensational mile runner; Eddie Jankowski, former U. of W. football star now wit the Green Bay Packers, and Joe Laws, also a Packer star and onetime University of Iowa player. The trio has been hired by NYA to stimulate the interest of youth in physical fitness. The meeting will be Witter vocational school.
COLUMBUS GRID TEAM WANTS TO TRAIN HERE
JUNE 27 (Manitowoc) - The Columbus Bullies, 1939 champions of the American Professional Football league has offered to come to Manitowoc late in August to train for the 1940 seconds but lack of a lighted field here is expected to work against putting through the deal. According to a letter received by Mead Hansen, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, from Phil Bucklew, general manager and coach of the Columbus team, the squad would be willing to train here providing their hotel and training accommodations are taken care of. In return Bucklew said the club will play a series of exhibition games, in which the local community may retain the receipts. Secretary Hansen said he planned to advise Mr. Bucklew that because there are no facilities here for night football, there would probably not be enough revenue from Sunday or afternoon games to make the project an even break for the city. There has been agitation on here for months to provide a municipal athletic field in the Seventh ward on part of the Washington junior high school grounds which could be equipped with lights for both night baseball and football. However nothing has come of it, and it appears the project is dead, at least for the 1940 season. Bucklew, in his letter, said Manitowoc was suggested to Columbus as a training base by George Harris of the Milwaukee team in the American Professional league. Bucklew wrote: "The Columbus Bullies, champions of the American league in 1939, are very much interested in such a proposition and would be agreeable to playing exhibition games as designated by your people in exchange for their hotel and training accommodations during the preseason period. I understand Wisconsin is being boomed as the 'leading professional football center of the world' for the coming season and that such agreements as forementioned are already in effect for the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates of the National league and the Milwaukee Chiefs and St. Louis Gunners of the American league. Please let me hear from you." Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates trained at Two Rivers and played a doubleheader night game with the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay. The New York Giants and Chicago Cardinals trained at Duluth-Superior, and the Chicago Bears at Delafield, Wis. Fond du Lac is trying hard to have one of the National pro league squads train there in August.
GREEN BAY PREDICTS STRONGER TEAM FOR PACKERS
JUNE 29 (Green Bay) - Those husky Green Bay Packers, undisputed champions
of professional football, will be stronger and tougher to beat than last year, if
something doesn't upset Coach Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau's applecart. Lambeau
has assembled a rugged crop of promising football players, including the best
performers from the 1939 team which crushed the New York Giants, 27 to 0, in
the pro league's playoff game at Milwaukee last December. He has a head start
on his rivals but he has not time to spare because the Packers, only team which
has won the pro title five times, are scheduled to play the college all-stars at
Chicago's Soldier field August 29. And that's an important game to Lambeau.
"The all-star game will be a fine test of our squad's frame of mind," he said. "If we
win that contest, it means the Packer have the correct mental attitude for the 1940
season. If we are fortunate enough not to have more than the average amount of
injuries, and our share of the breaks, plus the right kind of mental attitude, I feel
confident the Packers will win the championship again." Lambeau has 38
men under contract. Some of his topnotch players haven't signed yet, but he's
confident they will accept teams by July 15. Lambeau is counting on new men to
plug some of the weaknesses uncovered in his team last fall. Right end on
defense was one of the weak spots but the coach feels he's got that position
materially strengthened by new talent. He's also pleased with signing of halfbacks
Harold Van Every of Minnesota and Lou Brock of Purdue. "Both are big boys, and
good passers and should strengthen our offense considerably," he said. "They'll
also give us a better defensive backfield." Other new men are expected to win
their spurs in pro ball with the Packers are J.R. Manly, Oklahoma, guard; Fred
Shirey, Nebraska, tackle; George Seeman of Nebraska and Raymond Riddick of
Fordham, ends, and James Gilmore, triple-threat backfield star from the
University of Virginia. A new player who may prove helpful to the Packers is Beattie
Feathers, former University of Tennessee ace and veteran pro player. A free agent,
Feathers signed with the Packers after playing last year with the Patterson, N.J., 
team in the American Football league. He holds the NFL's ground gaining record,
set while a member of the Chicago Bears in 1934. Veteran Packers expected to
sign contracts soon include Don Hutson, the pro league's No. 1 pass receiver;
Clarke Hinkle, powerhouse fullback, and precision kicker; Cecil Isbell, former Purdue star; Eddie Jankowski, rugged fullback and former Wisconsin star; tackles Buford Ray and Bill Lee and guard Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg.
GEORGE SVENDSEN JOINS PACKERS AGAIN
JULY 2 (Antigo) - George Svendsen has resigned as athletic coach at Antigo high school to rejoin the Green Bay Packers. Svendsen, former University of Minnesota center, left the Packers at the end of the 1938 season to accept the coaching position, and still had one year to go under this his three-year contract. At the end of the pro season he will resume his studies for a master's degree at Minnesota.
BROCK OIL WORKER
JULY 5 (Lafayette, IN) - Lou Brock, Purdue halfback under contract to the Green Bay Packers, has gone west to work in the Kansas oil fields until the Packers open practice August 12.
BEGIN ALL-STAR FOOTBALL POLL
JULY 12 (Chicago) - Balloting began today in the nationwide poll to name the 1940 college football squad which will oppose Green Bay's Packers, professional champions, in Chicago's seventh annual all star game at Soldier field the night of August 29. At the close of the poll, July 23, the two ends, two tackles, two guards, center, quarterback, two halfbacks and fullback receiving the most votes will be delegated to start against the Packers. To qualify for the all star game a player must have completed his college eligibility last year. After the player squad is determined, another poll to select the all star coaches will be held. Leading vote getters from each of five areas - the east, south, far west, Western conference and the midwest area outside the Big Ten - will comprise the five man coaching staff. In this year's polls, the Chicago Tribune Charities, Inc., sponsor of the event directed  by the Chicago Tribune sports editor, Arch Ward, will have the cooperation of 385 newspapers and radio stations in 47 states and the District of Columbia. Delaware is not represented. The all stars and pro title holders are all square after six battles, each having won two, lost two and tied two. The New York Giants won last year, 9 to 0, to give the professionals their second victory.
AMERICAN PRO LEAGUE OFFICIALS TO MEET SUNDAY
JULY 17 (Cincinnati) - President George J. Heitzler announced tonight that American Professional Football league officials would meet in Chicago Sunday to discuss activities of a group which he said had "been trying to entice a few of the American clubs into their pro league." Heitzler said heads of most of the American clubs would be present, adding that there was a possibility Louisville, Hollywood, Calif, and several other cities would be represented. The meeting originally was scheduled for August 4.
PACKER SIGN LEE
JULY 18 (Green Bay) - Bill Lee, veteran tackle and captain of the Alabama Rose Bowl team of 1934, has signed a 1940 contract with the Green Bay Packers, bringing the list to 39.
AMERICAN GRID LOOP TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 15
JULY 22 (Chicago) - The American Football League announced at a schedule-making meeting Sunday that its season would open September 15 with at least six teams in the circuit. The league, as set up now, consists of the St. Louis Gunners, Kenosha Cardinals, Milwaukee Chiefs, Chicago Indians, Dayton Bombers and Cincinnati. All of these cities except Milwaukee had teams in last year's league. Columbus, Louisville and Los Angeles were represented a year ago but will have no team in the circuit this season. Several club owners attending the meeting were present a recent conference here to consider formation of a "new" American league. League officials said, however, that this plan had apparently fallen through.
PACKERS SIGN SEIBOLD
JULY 23 (Green Bay) - Champ Seibold, veteran Green Bay Packers tackle who was a season-long holdout last year, has signed his 1940 contract, Coach Curly Lambeau said today. Forty Packers have signed on the line this year.
PITTSBURGH TO BID FOR HANK BRUDER
JULY 26 (Pittsburgh) - President Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers will confer this weekend with Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers in an effort to bring Hank Bruder to Pittsburgh next season. The conference will take place at the annual rules interpretation meeting of the NFL in Cleveland. A former Northwestern university star, Bruder, 32, has been a backfield ace with the Packers for the last nine years. The Packers are said to be willing to trade him because of a dispute.
LAMBEAU CALLS ALL-STAR GAME NO. 1 SPECTACLE
AUGUST 4 (Chicago Tribune) - If this were an assignment to discuss the three factors that have contributed most toward football's tremendous popularity, these articles would be devoted to President Theodore Roosevelt, the Rockne-Dorais passing combination and the Chicago All-Star game. Not since Roosevelt assumed control of and saved the game in 1905, when charges of brutality threatened its existence, and Knute Rockne and Gus Dorais (the 1937 All-Star coach) established the practicability of the forward pass in 1913, has football received such impetus from a single event as it derives from the contest originated by the Chicago Tribune. It is the contest with which these articles will be concerned. I have seen a  half a dozen Army-Navy games, been a sideline observer at as many Rose Bowl contests and witnessed innumerable other recognized headline gridiron attractions. But after seeing them all, the Chicago All-Star game remains football's greatest spectacle. This statement includes even the 1937 games, though at the time the only spectacle I could see was the one we made of ourselves on the All-Star's 2 yard line. We lost that one, 6 to 0, much to our surprise. But it did have its compensations. It taught us a great deal about that mysterious football intangible, mental attitude, if there was anything about it we should not have known from sad experience. And it made us strive just that much more to qualify for another All-Star assignment. We will profit by that 1937 experience when we step out on Soldiers' field in Chicago on the night of August 29. This is the most precious opportunity that has come to the Packers, and we do not intend to outsmart ourselves again, either on the two yard line or in our preparations for the game. It is the opportunity for which the Packers were battling when they evened an old score with the New York Giants in the National league championship game last December. There was a rumor around that the Packers did a pretty fair sort of job for country boys in that game. The score was 27 to 0. I will be satisfied with the same margin of victory on August 29. 
NEW PRO GRID LEAGUE LISTS SIX ELEVENS
AUGUST 6 (Buffalo) - The American Professional Football league was a toddling infant today, after a hectic birth, and it appeared that it might learn early an important natural law - survival of the fittest. Only a few hours after the organizers took two days to elect officers, decide a schedule and select team names, the new league's right to call itself the "American professional football league" had been questioned by an organization claiming it is in business under the same name. In Cincinnati, Charles J. Heitzler, president of American Professional Football league, declared the loop formed in Buffalo had no authority to use the name "American". He said his organization, five years old and formerly known as the Mid-West Professional football league, was incorporated as the American last year. Meanwhile, William D. Griffith, Columbus, O., president of the Buffalo-born "American" league, asserted member teams would be allowed to draft college players, who were not still in school, beginning next year. Griffith, former Ohio State university publicity director, listed the six teams in his league, their nicknames and home stadiums as follows:
Buffalo Indians, Civic Stadium
Boston Bears, Fenway Park
New York Yankees, Yankee Stadium
Cincinnati Bengals, Crosley Field
Columbus Bullies, Red Bird Stadium
Milwaukee Chiefs, Dairy Bowl
A 25-player limit for each team has been set, Griffith said, with three additional players for the "suspended list", but a minimum of 20 players will be required for each squad. Griffith said the league's schedule would be played on a home-and-home basis from September 15 to December 1. Headquarters will be at Columbus, he said...CHIEFS' SCHEDULE SAME: Word from George M. Harris, president of the Milwaukee Football club, Monday was that Milwaukee's schedule as previously announced will be adhered to and that the Chiefs will include home and home games with Chicago and Kenosha, non-members of the newly re-organized American Professional Football league. The new league is actually an organization made up of the stronger teams in the old American league and an eastern group. Although the Chiefs were not organized until this year Harris and Coach Tiny Cahoon have gathered a strong unit for that classification. The Milwaukee setup was so bright, Harris said, the league wasted no time in granting the club a franchise.
​NEW PRO LOOP SCHEDULE OUT
AUGUST 9 (Columbus) - President W.D. Griffith of the new American
Professional Football league announced Friday that the six members
of the league would play home and home games with every other
team in the circuit during the 30 game schedule this fall. In addition to
league games, the teams - Milwaukee Chiefs, Buffalo Indians, 
Boston Bears, Columbus Bullies, New York Yankees and Cincinnati
Bengals - have scheduled exhibition games with other pro teams,
Griffith said. The schedule lists six night contests, three to be held at
Buffalo and one each at New York, Cincinnati and Boston. The league
opens its season September 15 with Columbus at Milwaukee and
winds up December 1 when the Chiefs play Cincinnati.
BAYS OPEN DRILLS
AUGUST 9 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, five time National
Professional league champions, tonight were hurdling toward the
dawn of the 1940 season, opening tomorrow with a secret drill. On
the eve of the training schedule, four players were still unsigned - 
Eddie Jankowski, Cecil Isbell, Clarke Hinkle and Don Hutson.
Jankowski, however, is the only real holdout. "We don't know what he
plans to do about his contract," worried Coach Earl Lambeau. "The other boys are about set on their terms."
COLUMBUS BULLIES GRID TEAM WILL TRAIN IN TWO RIVERS
AUGUST 10 (Two Rivers) - The Columbus Bullies of the American
Professional Football league will train in Two Rivers. Word was
received in that city this morning that the team will arrive August 20 to
condition for the 1940 season, which opens Sunday September 15.
The Bullies will bring a squad of between 35 and 40 players. The
letter asked Arthur Eckley, Recreation director at Two Rivers, to 
arrange facilities at the hotels and also a training table for the players at the community house. The players will practice on the high school field, in the northern limits of the city. Two Rivers has also been advised by the Columbus management that a tentative game has been arranged with the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay on Sunday September 8, which is an open date for the National Pro league champions. The Bullies are scheduled to meet the Milwaukee Chiefs, also in the American loop, Sunday September 15 in the opening game of the schedule. Two Rivers may also get a glimpse of the Packers next week. Coach Curly Lambeau has promised Two Rivers that if the weather continues to be hot next week at Green Bay, where the Packers begin training for the All-Star game tomorrow, he will bring this team to Two Rivers for practice sessions. 
WEYWAUWEGA MAKES PLANS TO ENTERTAIN MILWAUKEE GRIDDERS
AUGUST 10 (Waupaca) - Ivan "Tiny" Cahoon, head coach of the Milwaukee Chiefs, who are to be in training for two weeks on the Weyauwega fairgounds, will arrive in that city August 13 to prepare the field for the 40 football players who will arrive the 14th. On the evening of his arrival he will be greeted by 150 Lions of clubs from Waupaca, Stevens Point, Manawa, Appleton and Oshkosh who will hear his talk on his favorite sport. Cahoon was formerly a member of the Green Bay Packers. An inter-squad game is to be played on August 18 and an exhibition game is scheduled for August 25 when Governor Julius P. Heil will be the guest of honor. Also expected that day will be George Harris, president of the Chiefs, and one of the governor's colonels. Russ Winnie is also expected to announce the game by radio broadcast. Fifteen mayors from surrounding cities will be at Weyauwega to greet the governor.
​PACKERS GATHER, 40 STRONG, FOR ALL-STAR GAME
AUGUST 10 (Green Bay) - Forty players gathered in the
Northland hotel this morning for the Green Bay Packers'
Kickoff Breakfast, an annual ritual that signalizes the official
opening of the football season in the north country. There
old acquaintances were renewed, new men were introduced
and Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau outlined the professional
champions' campaign for redemption in the Chicago
Tribune's All-Star game on Soldier's field, Chicago, the night
of August 29. The Packers' first appearance in the game in
1937 resulted in a 6 to 0 All-Star victory. Only two members
of the squad of 42 men - Gus Zarnas, former Ohio State and
Chicago Bear guard, and Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin,
a fullback - were missing when Lambeau issued copies of
plays and set a practice schedule. Zarnas has signed his
contract and is due tomorrow. Jankowski is a holdout...
THREE HOLDOUTS SIGN: Other holdouts, Cecil Isbell, Don
Hutson and Clark Hinkle were signed today. Hinkle, veteran
fullback, accepted terms at breakfast. Isbell, the former
Purdue triple threat back who won the first most valuable
All-Star award in 1938, and Hutson signed this afternoon.
Hutson's contract was for two years. Terms were not
announced. Jankowski wired he was motoring from his
Milwaukee home for a conference. The first roll call was
answered by 29 of the 30 men who brought Green Bay its
fifth National league championship last year. Hank Bruder,
veteran blocking back from Northwestern, who played a
major part in the 27 to 0 conquest of the New York Giants
in last fall's title playoff, has been traded to Pittsburgh. Also at the breakfast table were ten rookies and three men who have worn the Packers' gold before. Two of them are George Svendsen, former Minnesota center, and Herman Schneidman, Iowa quarterback, who were with the Packers in the 1937 All-Star game, but did not play last fall. The other one is Warren Kilbourne, Minnesota tackle, who had a tryout last season...UNIFORMS ARE ISSUED: After the breakfast, the players went to City stadium, the Packers' home field, for physical examinations and their uniforms. The squad will assemble tomorrow for newsreel men and photographers, then begin practice Monday with morning and afternoon sessions. Two workouts a day are scheduled for the first few days, but Lambeau said a definite plan has not been worked out for thereafter, except for an intra-squad game on August 17. This game will be played at night and will be part of Green Bay's entertainment program for a state convention of the Elks. If sufficient headway is made in early sessions, Lambeau told the squad he preferred to hold only one drill a day. Green Bay will huddle in the All-Star game, abandoning signal calling by the quarterback. The huddle will make it easier for new men, who have been promised plenty of opportunity to experience the thrill of playing in an All-Star game. Lambeau is preparing to substitute freely in an effort to match the wholesale changing of men by the All-Star coaches...ABANDON TRAINING TABLE: The Packer had only 27 able bodied men when they kicked off against Sammy Baugh, Gaynell Tinsley and 60 other assorted All-Stars in 1937. A steady stream of fresh reserves pouring out from the All-Star bench beat down the Packer forces almost to the point of collapse in the intense heat that night. This year Lambeau will have three men for every position. The Packers also have abandoned the training table, which was in vogue when the squad prepared for the 1937 All-Star game. It is possible, Lambeau said, that later on a training table may be organized for breakfast. Until the team reaches Chicago a day before the All-Star game, however, there will be no supervision of the other two meals. Each player is made responsible for his own training habits.
TWO RIVERS BACKS FAITH IN PACKERS WITH OFFER OF CAMP
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers' participation in the Chicago All-Star game on August 29 ceased to be a local matter. Two Rivers, a lakeside neighbor, today sent over a one man delegation to declare itself in. Duke Bridges, sports editor of the Two Rivers Reporter, representing the Chamber of Commerce and the school board, offered the Packers Two Rivers' exceptional training facilities for the All-Star game and made arrangements for the famous Hamilton band, a prize winning musical organization, to attend all Packer games in Wisconsin. "The Packers," Bridges said, "have become more than a Green Bay team. They are a Wisconsin institution and we are anxious to do what we can to keep them foremost in the football parade. Situated as we are on Lake Michigan between two rivers, the temperature in Two Rivers is more suited for the conditioning of a football team than nearly any other place in the state. Our high school has the most complete locker room facilities in the middle west and our field is in better shape right now than Camp Randall field in Madison or the Packers' own stadium. These facilities are all at the Packers' disposal." Pittsburgh's Steelers trained at Two Rivers last year. They were unable to return this summer because of previous commitments. Columbus of the American league is planning to train there, but Bridges said the Bullies would be moved to other headquarters any time Coach Curly Lambeau wants to bring the Packers to town. It is only a forty minute drive from Green Bay to Two Rivers and Lambeau said he would accept Bridges' offer if Green Bay suffered a protracted heat wave. "We send about 500 persons on an average over to Green Bay for every Packer game," Bridges said, "and there probably will be 50 or 100 follow them to Chicago on August 29 if tickets are available. We, like everyone else in Wisconsin, long have looked on the Packers as our team. While there is almost a unanimous belief that they will defeat the All-Stars, a belief that may be too unanimous to be healthy, there is also a more overwhelming belief that an All-Star victory this year will be injurious to Wisconsin football prestige. All Packer fans are hero worshipers, of course, and we are always willing to give the boys one more chance," Bridges said. "This is their second All-Star chance. This is the time they have to make good. We've been saying for years they are the best team in football. We are asking now that they prove it and we are willing to help all we can. We can't play, however. All we can do is offer them every training advantage." While Bridges told of plans being made in other northern Wisconsin towns for the trip to Chicago, the Packers tried on their new uniforms and spent the afternoon practicing various grimaces and techniques for the photographers who will be barred from the field with the beginning of practice tomorrow. Forty-one of the 42 players were in uniform. Gus Zarnas, the frugal Greek who signed several weeks ago, has not reported. It was supposed Zarnas, a former All-Star and Chicago Bear, had turned left somewhere between here and Columbus and would be in as soon as he could get back on the right highway. Eddie Jankowski, another former All-Star who has been having contract trouble, was allowed to take out a uniform and pose for photographers. He will not be permitted to take part in the workouts until he signs.
PACKERS OPEN DRILLS FOR COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, professional football champions of the world, today engaged in their first workouts for the Chicago All-Star game August 29. Forty-two players, oblivious to intermittent showers, stepped through two brisk drills. To veteran observers of All-Star preparations the start was as unusual as it was auspicious. Three years ago Green Bay, the little town with the big city football team, jubilantly set off amid fanfare on its first Chicago All-Star assignment. It was an ill-fated venture. The Packers lost, 6 to 0. Today, 36 months later almost to the hour, the Packers, again world's champions, launched another All-Star campaign in virtual solitude. They might have been a group of youngsters from a nearby summer camp for all the excitement they created. No cheering and back slapping loyalists lined the gridiron. Green Bay went leisurely about its washday business. All-Star talk in the taverns and meeting places was casual and restrained. At this state of the campaign three years ago the game was already won and every articulate citizen was eager to get on record with his or her forecast of at least 21 to 0. But three years have wrought many changes in the "biggest little city in professional football," Green Bay learned about the All-Stars and also about the Packers in 1937. The man in the street knows the Packers can win, but he is not certain this time that they will. Changes, too, have taken place on the team. Only 9 of the 42 men in today's drills were with the Packers in 1937 when Sammy Baugh fired a 47 yard pass to Gaynell Tinsley for a touchdown and the All-Stars survived a desperate Green Bay assault that came a cropper on the 2 yard line. Three of these nine, center George Svendsen, tackle Champ Seibold and quarterback Herman Schneidman are coming out of retirement this year. The squad was brought to its full strength when Gus Zarnas, former Ohio State and Chicago Bear guard, reported this morning, and Eddie Jankowski signed a contract. Jankowski, who had been a holdout, came to terms after several conference with Coach Curly Lambeau. Every member has done some preliminary work before reporting to Lambeau and it was a well-conditioned squad that answered the roll call at the first workout today. It is sufficiently advanced already to permit rough work tomorrow. This also was in contrast with 1937 when a majority of players held the All-Stars so lightly that they reported out of shape and rough works had to be postponed until the sixth day of practice. Other encouraging aspects are the size of the squad and the caliber of rookies. Green Bay attempted to beat the All-Stars in 1937 with 29 men. Most of these were certain of staying with the team. What few rookies were called up that summer did not display enough talent to jeopardize the jobs of veterans. Fourteen players now under contract must be dropped by the third game of the National league season. With Hal Van Every, Lou Brock, George Seeman, Dick Evans and Frank Bykowski of the All-Star squad yet to receive tryouts there is a possibility that several veterans will be among those dismissed. Connie Mack Berry, an end; Bob Adkins, blocking back; Jim Gillette, left halfback, and Smiley Johnson, a guard, who had a tryout with the Chicago Cardinals and played part of last year with the Detroit Lions, showed unusual pass catching ability, and Gillette, a University of Virginia star last year, demonstrated laudable all around talents. He is a left handed passer.
4 DRILL SESSIONS MAKE PACKERS ALL-STAR MINDED
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's world champion Packers began taking the College All-Stars seriously today. As evidence of his displeasure with their progress to date, Coach Curly Lambeau ordered four sessions beginning with an early morning lecture and finished with a special drill for overweight and sluggish members of the cast. This will be the daily routine until the desired improvement is attained, Lambeau said, indicating that it would continue right up until the night of the game in Chicago August 29, if necessary. Lambeau's goal is a squad equally well-conditioned, physically and mentally, as the one which left here a year ago for Dallas to run up 31 points in the first 25 minutes against a group of southwestern All-Stars. That squad was in superb shape. After the early morning lecture today, the squad stepped through an hour and a half of calisthenics, kicking and signal drill. The afternoon's work was opened with an hour's meeting of the backs and ends downtown, and individual rough work for the tackles, guards and centers. Later in the afternoon the backs and ends joined the linemen on the practice field for  more offensive work. At the conclusion of this session, players who have been slow about learning assignments were kept at work for an additional half hour, running signals against six comeback dummies fastened in the ground in an alignment simulating a defensive line. Today's kicking drills were the best of the training period. Clarke Hinkle, veteran fullback, who disappointed Coaches Lambeau and Red Smith with a miserable performance in Friday night's practice game, exhibited some of the form that has made him one of the NFL's outstanding punters and placekickers. Frank Balasz, who covets Hinkle's job, and Cecil Isbell also appeared to have regained their punting skill. Kicking will be given considerable attention in the next eight days. It was punting that led to much of the Packers' embarrassment in their first All-Star game appearance in 1937. Hinkle, Arnie Herber and Bobby Monnett, who were doing the Packers' kicking at the time, were unable to match the long, booming punts several All-Stars sent spiraling down Soldiers' field, and the Packers found themselves driven back every time they got an attack underway. Lambeau does not intend to have history repeat itself. He has among his 43 players enough good punters to match any team in kicking. However, the problem here is the same as in other departments. The Packers have it, but will it be ready by August 29? Lambeau has about given up on Charles Brock, the former Nebraska star, who was injured in Friday's intrasquad game. X-ray examinations today revealed Brock has suffered a separation of the acromio-clavicular joint in the shoulder and severe bruises of the deep tissue of the entire shoulder girdle. Brock did not participate in today's workouts. Physicians declined to say whether he would be able to play against the All-Stars. Other cripples, Larry Craig and Herber, were reported greatly improved. The remainder of the squad is troubled by nothing more than leg stiffness, which is not serious enough to challenge Lambeau's plans for a scrimmage tomorrow morning.
LAMBEAU WARNS LAGGARDS; TEAM DRILLS IN SECRET
AUGUST 20 (Green Bay) - Warned that a contract is no guarantee of a trip to Chicago for the All-Star game, the Green Bay Packers leveled away at each other in an hour and a half scrimmage behind locked gates today. Only players who can be counted upon to do the team some good against the collegians on August 29 will be taken to Chicago, Coach Curly Lambeau said after taking the squad to task for having attained only 70 percent of its expected efficiency in the first nine days of practice. Those who do not show enough to warrant their appearance in the Al-Star game will be left at home and given another week to save their jobs after the squad returns from Chicago. A veteran line and two rookies dominated today's scrimmage, which saw frequent fumbles and missed signals ruin chances for long gains. The veteran line composed of Harry Jacunski and Milt Gantenbein at ends; Baby Ray and Bill Lee, tackles; Buckets Goldenberg and Russ Letlow, guards, and George Svendsen, center, opened the way for Joe Laws, Andy Uram, Frank Balazs and Herman Schneidman to score two touchdowns on consecutive marches from the 50 yard line without the use of a pass. Thereafter the defense, led by Bob Adkins, Marshall; Smiley Johnson, Georgia; Fred Shirey, Nebraska, and Champ Seibold, veteran tackle who is returning after a year's absence, bottled up the running attack effectively. Adkins, a rookie blocking back who will share the quarterback position with Larry Craig, Schneidman and Dick Weisgerber, was at left end on defense. Craig and Adkins will play when Don Hutson is in the lineup, shifting to left end on defense. Schneidman and Weisgerber will be used when the other left ends are in the game. Seibold and Johnson, a rookie guard, were charging better than any linemen in the practice sessions thus far. Shirey, one of the stars of the collegians' victory over the Washington Redskins in the 1938 All-Star game, finally has begun to find himself. The Packer defense is entirely different from any Shirey has played. At the conclusion of the drill Lambeau ordered 18 men who had missed assignments or revealed the need of more work to report at 2 o'clock. The others were excused for the day. Although there was a perceptible improvement in the squad today, it was difficult after the scrimmage to understand the odds of 8 to 5 on the Packers quoted in Chicago. Even the more rabid Packer followers here are willing to give no better than even money.
PACKER COACH ISSUES HINT ON STARTING TEAM
AUGUST 21 (Green Bay) - Eighteen years ago Curly Lambeau, an
enterprising young shipping clerk, placed a borrowed bankroll of $50
before the late Joe F. Carr and received a NFL franchise for a home talent
aggregation called the Green Bay Packers. The Packers, now a $250,000
organization and champions of the world, observed the anniversary of that
transaction today by scrimmaging an hour and a half for the All-Star game
in Chicago on August 29. Out of the scrimmage, the fourth since the squad
entered training on August 12, came the first indications of those Lambeau
expects to start against the collegians. Following the injury to Charles
Brock, George Svendsen has taken over the No. 1 center assignment in a
line composed of Baby Ray and Bill Lee, tackles, and Russ Letlow and
Buckets Goldenberg, guards. The ends, in all probability, will be Milt
Gantenbein and Don Hutson, but at the moment Harry Jacunski and Carl
Mulleneaux are much the better. Only one backfield assignment for the
All-Star game appears settled, and even that may be changed after
another scrimmage on Friday. Of the four men available for the fullback position none has exhibited the drive and the serious application of Larry Buhler, former All-Star and Minnesota back. Svendsen's play has placed him ahead of his brother, Bud, and Tom Greenfield, who were members of last year's squad. George played in the last Packer-All-Star game, but retired the following year to coach. The outstanding factors in his comeback are exceptional speed and his superb condition. He is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds. Buhler, who, like George Svendsen, is a Minnesota man, is playing his second year with the Packers. Last year he was handicapped by the after effects of an automobile accident that put him in a hospital for several months with a fractured pelvis. He joined the 1939 All-Star squad and appeared in the lineup, but even after careful nursing by the Packers he finished the season still underweight. Ten days ago he reported weighing 212 pounds, with every muscle along his 6 feet 2 inches toughened to the strength of steel. His plunging today was the only spot in the workout that Coaches Lambeau and Red Smith reviewed with pleasure. Several backfield combinations are being groomed, but it is expected that Lambeau will abandon the unit idea a week from tomorrow night to start the four men who have made the most progress. This group would include Cecil Isbell, the former Purdue back who led the All-Stars to victory over Washington in 1938. Isbell is ready. The blocking back assignment will go to Larry Craig, last season's spectacular freshman find, if Craig can make up for the time he lost early in the drills through an infected knee. Otherwise, Bob Adkins, a rookie from Marshall college, has first call. One more scrimmage is on the Packers' schedule before the team leaves for Chicago one week from today.
PACKERS LOSE JOE LAWS THROUGH INJURY TO KNEE
AUGUST 22 (Green Bay) - Joe Laws, veteran field general and one of football's outstanding safety men, today was lost to the Green Bay Packers for several days and possibly the All-Star game through a knee injury. Laws, preparing for his third appearance in the Chicago spectacle, in which he starred as a collegian in 1934, suffered what was diagnosed a slight twist of the knee in yesterday's scrimmage. Through the night, swelling set in and when the former All-American from Iowa was unable to dress for practice this morning, physicians found he had bruised muscles inside the knee joint. He was ordered to forego practice for several days. The loss of Laws, following the injury to Charlie Brock, is a severe blow to the Packers. Brock is the best defensive center in the National league, particularly against passes. Laws' handling of punts and his ability as a pass receiver were leading factors in the Packers' successful championship drive last fall. Trainer Bud Jorgenson and team physicians decline to say definitely that Brock, who has a shoulder injury, and Laws will not play against the All-Stars, but it is evident to observers that they will be of little value beyond relief work if they recover sufficiently in the next seven days to dress for the game. Brock has not worked since last Friday. Upon learning of Laws' condition, Coach Curly Lambeau eliminated all rough work from today's two practices and shifted Jimmy Lawrence from left halfback to right. Lawrence, who is a former All-Star from Texas Christian and a NFL veteran, can do everything Laws did at right half, except call signals and play safety. He has been the outstanding ball carrier of the scrimmages to date and is a capable passer. With Laws out, the Packers' attack will be directed by Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell. Herber plays right halfback and Isbell left. This means that Lawrence will team in one unit with Isbell, and Herber's halfback running mate will be either Beattie Feathers or Andy Uram, both former All-Stars. Jim Gillette, the rookie from Virginia, probably will get his chance to play in the backfield with Isbell. He is a safety man and has been assigned to right half. Today's two drills were the most impressive of the training period. Frequent written examinations and the early morning lectures gradually are overcoming the weakness on assignments, and it was possible this morning to go into the more advanced phases of the attack, such as feints and fakes, that make for the finesse necessary to beat the collegians. Talk of the All-Star game is beginning to be heard around the camp, and for a change, the Packers resemble a football team rather than a group of 43 talented individualists. Some of this can be attributed to the loss of Laws and Brock. Most of the veterans have awakened to the fact that added responsibility now falls on them. Pass defense was Lambeau's main concern today as he prepared for the final scrimmage under the lights tomorrow night. If the Packers are to reap revenge for the 6 to 0 trouncing from the 1937 All-Stars and give the professionals an advantage in the series, they must stop Ken Kavanaugh, the lanky Louisiana State end. Kavanaugh is said to be a better pass catcher than the Packers' Don Hutson. Even if he is only as good as Hutson, he will be more than a match for the champion's present defense.
PACKERS REBUT VINEGAR SQUIRTS: WATCH OUR LINE!
AUGUST 23 (Green Bay) - With only the daily lecture, which comes with their grapefruit, to occupy them before their final scrimmage tonight, the Green Bay Packers had time today to attend to their correspondence and take invoice of their assets for the Chicago All-Star game next Thursday. Voluminous correspondence has piled up on the world champions since practice began on August 12, most of it from an anonymous nature from Chicago. The Professional Football Alumni Association has weighed in daily with such sagacious observations as "quit fishing, get to work", "we hope you'll try to keep the All-Stars from scoring too much" and "we want you to make a respectable showing." Today's bon mot, which could not possible have come from the Chicago Cardinals because it is too early in the season for them to be even professional football alumni, read: "Mr. Washington will cut down the Green Bay tree as another Washington cut down the cherry tree. But he will not be spanked, because you will not be able to catch him." This is the first time that the vinegar quill technique has entered into preparations for the All-Star game, and the Packers would be left speechless if the answers weren't so obvious. The answers are that it has been so cold and wet up here for the last week that no fish could allow itself to be lured by anything other than a pair of mittens or an umbrella. And as for the uncatchable Mr. Washington, no one in the Packer camp ever heard of UCLA setting any scoring records during Washington's career, nor is there any documentary evidence that it went undefeated for three seasons. The Washington matter will be left up to the Packer line, which brings us down to the champion's chief asset in Thursday's engagement. Before Washington can electrify many people, he must pass a veteran line that averaged 221 pounds and 6 feet 1 1/2 inches from end to end. This line and its husky, capable replacements will be charged with keeping Washington bottled up on running plays and harassing him so consistently on passes that he will not have time to draw a bead on eligible receivers. The tackle jobs are entrusted to Buford (Baby) Ray and Bill Lee. Ray, a Vanderbilt product regarded by many as the finest tackle in professional football, weighs 248 pounds and is fast, despite his tremendous heft. His weight is distributed over 6 feet 6 inches and he moves with great strides. Lee, a former Alabama star who played with the All-Star team in 1934, is a 235 pound veteran who stands 6 feet 3 inches. Behind this pair the Packers have Fred Shirey of Nebraska, a star in the collegians' victory over Washington in 1938; Paul Kell, of Notre Dame, Charles Schultz of Minnesota, and Ernie Smith, a veteran, who also specializes in placekicks. Champ Seibold, who played with the Packers in the All-Star game in 1937, and Warren Kilbourne of Minnesota, round out the tackle corps. The Packers are equally as well fortified at guard and center. Russ Letlow, Buckets Goldenberg and Tiny Engebretsen and holdovers from the 1937 squad, veterans of three championship drives and fully capable of taking care of themselves. Each weighs over 215. There are seven relief guards on the roster. Add the names of George and Bud Svendsen and Tom Greenfield, three husky, fast and experienced centers, and it is evident that Washington will find the Packers' first line of defense worthy of his artistry. The importance of the reserve strength at center was given new emphasis today when George Svendsen injured his knee in scrimmage and Dr. Weber Kelly, team physician, ordered him to spend tonight in the hospital. Svendsen is the second center to be hurt in scrimmage, Charlie Brock of Nebraska having been incapacitated by a shoulder injury. However, Svendsen is expected to be out of the hospital tomorrow and it is hoped Brock also will get in to the All-Star game.
SVENDSEN LOST TO PACKERS FOR ALL-STAR GAME
AUGUST 24 (Green Bay) - The secrecy that has shrouded the Green Bay Packers' preparation for the Chicago All-Star game the last few days was lifted enough today to reveal that George Svendsen, veteran center, who had been slated to start, has been definitely eliminated as a participant in next Thursday's encounter. The announcement was made by Coach Curly Lambeau. Svendsen suffered a knee injury in last night's scrimmage, the last on the Packers' conditioning schedule. He was taken to St. Mary's hospital and will be unable to leave his bed for several days, it was said this afternoon. Ligaments were torn around the knee, according to Dr. Weber Kelly, the team's physician, when Svendsen was blocked while his foot was pinned under another player. The block, ironically, was thrown by Bud Svendsen, little brother of the huge Minnesota star, and himself a candidate for the starting center assignment. Svendsen's injury was the second serious mishap to the center corps on whom the Packers will depend heavily in their defense against All-Star passes. Charlie Brock, the No. 1 man at the position, has not been able to work out for the last eight days as a result of a shoulder injury suffered in the intrasquad game a week ago last night. After hearing the report on Svendsen, Brock insisted his shoulder was greatly improved and that he would be able to play by Thursday. He is not able to lift his arm, however, and it is doubtful whether he will see action. Nevertheless, an order for a special pad was dispatched to Chicago today and Brock dressed for the afternoon practice. Loss of their first two centers will handicap the Packers offensively as well as on the defense. Brock and George Svendsen are more dependable passers than Bud Svendsen and Tom Greenfield, the surviving members of the pivot quartet, and the offense has worked much smoother when they were handling the ball. Last night's scrimmage revealed that the Packers are preparing to meet either a five or six man line. Five man lines are not the rule in college football, but with the wealth of seasoned materian the All-Syar coaches have at their disposal, Lambeau sees a possibility that they might go into the five man alignment to strengthen their defense against the Packer passes. Passes continued to be the Packers' chief offensive medium in the scrimmage, but there was considerable running by Jimmy Lawrence and Larry Buhler. Lawrence, the discarded Chicago Cardinals, and Buhler, a second year man in professional football, have been the surprises of the training period. Lawrence had touchdown runs of 20 and 19 yards again last night. Frank Balazs, another sophomore fullback, scored on a 17 yard plunge up the middle. Don Hutson took a 70 yard pass from Cecil Isbell, and Carl Mulleneaux made a one handed catch of a 50 yard toss by the former Purdue All-Star. Despite these gains, the defense appeared to be catching up with the offense. There were fewer long gains and completed passes than in the intrasquad game a week ago, although at no time did Lambeau have his best defensive combinations in the scrimmage. At the end of the drill Lambeau declared himself pleased with everything except the tackling. Live and dummy drill on tackling will be ordered in the remaining days of practice. It will be the only rough work the squad will have between now and the time it steps on Soldiers' field Thursday night.
WEATHER JOLTS PACKERS' PLAN FOR A WORKOUT
AUGUST 25 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, in need of much work for their game against the Chicago All-Stars in Chicago Thursday night, ran afoul of the weather again today. A steady, driving rain prevented the world champions from practicing and left only two more days in which to prepare for the their clash with the finest All-Star squad ever assembled. It was the second consecutive Sunday that a downpour has forced cancellation of practice. Four days remain until the game, but the last two can be written off in the training program. If the Packers are not ready Thursday night to meet the powerful combination Coach Eddie Anderson has fashioned from the 69 All-Americans, there will be nothing Coach Curly Lambeau or the players themselves, can do about it on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday will be spent moving into Chicago and setting up headquarters in the Edgewater Beach hotel. The squad will leave here at 9 o'clock on a special train over the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road. It will arrive in Chicago in midafternoon. Wednesday night, the players will take a short limbering up drill on Soldiers' field, site of the encounter. This workout has no importance beyond acquainting the players with the lighting system, stretching training legs and fitting new uniforms. Thursday, of course, is the day of the game and eleventh hour lectures and anxious waiting do not improve a player's physical condition. Veterans among the 43 players know the squad's shortcomings as well as Lambeau and were ready to troop out in the rain this morning. Clarke Hinkle, fullback, and Arnie Herber, the signal calling halfback with the howitzer arm, were especially anxious to work out. They have been having difficulty hitting their strides and have seen their stars dimmed by the performances of younger players. Half the squad, however, is receiving treatment for colds and Lambeau was unwilling to take further risk. Bud Svendsen, little brother of George, was designated as the starting center today. His first line relief will be Tom Greenfield, rangy Arizona star who is playing his second year of professional football. Behind this pair comes Charlie Brock, Lambeau's first choice for the position, who was forced out 10 days ago with an injury. Brock worked out yesterday for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury. The Packers today had their first look at some of their All-Star opponents. A local theater sponsored a special show for the champions at noon to show a movie short composed of the outstanding plays in college football last fall. They saw Nile Kinnick throw two touchdown passes for Iowa, watched Kenny Washington snake his way 40 yards off tackle, and had a glimpse of Ken Kavanaugh catching a pass in a Louisiana State game. The squad left the preview convinced that what they had heard about the All-Stars is true. They expect to meet a team superior to the one that whipped them 6 to 0 in 1937.
COACHES ORDER FULL SPEED FOR ALL-STAR GAME
AUGUST 13 (Green Bay) - Oppressive hear in the morning and a steady drizzle in the afternoon did not prevent the Green Bay Packers from breaking all precedent today by engaging in rough work on the second day of their preparation for the Chicago All-Star game August 29. No professional team in the seven year history of the All-Star series has gotten down to the rigorous phases of conditioning with such rapidity. Seasoned observers took it as an indication that the Packers expect to enter the game with more scrimmage than any of their predecessors, regardless of the risk involved. After newsreel photographers had finished with assignments in their morning drill, blocking aprons were hauled out for a dummy scrimmage. Before the drill progressed through a dozen plays, the Packers turned it into a regular scrimmage, with backs leaving their feet to mow down defenders and ball carriers striving for distance. A halt was called only when too  many missed signals brought a rebuke and orders for night classes from Coach Curly Lambeau. At the outset of the All-Star series the professionals shunned scrimmage. Their rosters were too small to permit worthwhile intrasquad skirmishes, and, furthermore, scrimmage does not hold as prominent a place in the pros' normal routine as it does in college, where actual game conditions are the most effective means of teaching inexperienced players. Failure to run away with the All-Stars in the first few games led to more attention being given this phase of conditioning, until finally the New York Giants last summer called in the Chicago Cardinals for two practices behind locked gates. The experiment was an unqualified success. The Giants beat the All-Stars, 9-0. With the case history before him, Lambeau entered into this year's preparations with a definite schedule of intrasquad games and dates for practice encounters against any professional teams he can induce to come to Green Bay. The first of these may be the Columbus Bullies of the American league, who open training this week in nearby Two Rivers. The first intrasquad game is set for Friday night. But with all this planning, Lambeau had not expected that scrimmage would be a part of his program on this second day, nor had he anticipated the spirited rivalry for the jobs which developed suddenly with the impressive showing of a dozen rookies. Restraint was beyond some of the more ambitious players when they got a ball in their hands and had a shot at opponents who were protected in the new blocking pads and the exaggerated combinations of umpires' chest protectors and hockey goalies' shinguards that give the wearer the appearance of something out of "Alice in Wonderland". Within a few minutes, everybody was entering into the spirit of the thing and a rousing little ball game was under way. At its conclusion, there was no doubt of the accuracy of earlier appraisals of the squad's condition. The Packers came to camp prepared for work and football. The afternoon session saw a great deal of effort devoted to punting for the first time. Eight men took part in this drill, indicating that the Packers never will be without a kicker. Clark Hinkle, veteran all-National league fullback, one of the better punters in the league, led the drill, with Cecil Isbell, Arnie Herber, Frank Balazs, Dick Weisgerber, Larry Buhler and Jim Gillette, the rookie halfback from Virginia, all consistently getting away good kicks. Lambeau will form a regular part of the daily drill for the remainder of the training period, Lambeau said, after chiding the players for not being better acquainted with the plays handed out last Saturday morning.
FEATHERS, LAWS JOIN FORCES TO BEAT ALL-STARS
AUGUST 14 (Green Bay) - Six years ago in Soldiers' field two little halfbacks dug in against the huge Chicago Bear line and twice penetrated within twelve yards of the professionals' goal in the first Chicago Tribune All-Star game in 1934. Today these two halfbacks, Beattie Feathers of Tennessee and Joe Laws of Iowa were together again in a backfield combination with every indication that they might be starters in an All-Star game once more when the Green bay Packers meet the collegians on Soldiers' field August 29. Laws and Feathers, who first teamed as starting halfbacks in the 1934 East-West game, then led the Tribune's first nationwide poll, were placed in a backfield with fullback Clark Hinkle and Bob Adkins, rookie blocking back from Marshall college, as the Packers engaged in two drills today, preparatory to the first intrasquad game Friday night. With Don Hutson, veteran Packers end, they will be the only players who will have participated in three Chicago All-Star games. Feathers is a newcomer to Packer ranks. He was signed as a free agent after he had been released by Brooklyn to which he was traded by the Bears in 1938. He is not a stranger to the world champions, however, for it was against them that he piled up much of his yardage as a Bear rookie in 1934 when he set an all-time National league record for ground gaining in one season. Following in the wake of Bronko Nagurski, one of football's greatest blockers, the former Tennessee sprint champion gained 1,004 yards that year. Placing him in a backfield with Hinkle and Laws indicates that Coach Curly Lambeau plans to rely heavily for former All-Stars in the Chicago game. There are 16 former members of Tribune All-American squads on the Packer roster, and it will be possible for Lambeau to start an entire All-Star alumni eleven. Such an alignment might not be the Packers' most effective unit against National league competition later on, but it probably would be better primed mentally for the All-Star tussle. Players who have been members of the college squad are not so likely to underestimate the All-Stars. This possibility has a special appeal to Lambeau. It was indifference that led to the Packers' downfall in their first appearance in the Chicago game in 1937. Adkins earned his place in this quartet by exhibiting speed and blocking ability in the dummy scrimmage which turned into a roughhouse workout yesterday. He has demonstrated considerable pass catching ability and only one back, rookie Jim Gillette of Virginia, is faster than the taciturn six footer from Marshall college. Lambeau ordered a morning skull session today, herding the squad into a meeting room in the Northland hotel immediately after breakfast. Following a lecture, the players were given a written examination on assignments, Adkins turned in the only perfect paper. From the lecture, the squad hiked out to Municipal stadium where it drilled for an hour and a half on signals. Pass defense occupied it in the afternoon. A short dummy scrimmage was attempted, but when rivalry for jobs threatened to turn the session into another actual scrimmage Lambeau called a halt. Hereafter pass defense will come in for some attention at each workout. Lambeau and his assistant, Red Smith, expect the All-Stars to base their entire attack on the passing ability of Nile Kinnick, Kenny Washington and Banks McFadden.
PACKERS PROTEST ALL-STARS' SCRIMMAGE WITH CARDS
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - Opposed to the principles involved in a NFL team helping the College All-Stars prepare for a game against another National league member, Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers today cancelled two practice games scheduled with the Chicago Cardinals. Lambeau's action followed announcement that the Cardinals had been engaged to scrimmage the All-Stars on August 22 and 24. Previously the Cardinals had agreed to come to Green Bay next Monday and Tuesday. As a result of Lambeau's action, Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune and originator of the All-Star game, notified the Packers that the Cardinals would not be permitted to meet the collegians, now in training in Evanston for the seventh annual All-Star game August 29. In the future Ward decreed no National league team would be allowed to assist either of the contestants in the All-Star game. Last year the New York Giants defeated the All-Stars, 9 to 0, largely through the benefits received from two practice games against the Cardinals their Superior, Wis., camp. The proposed Cardinal-All-Star scrimmage, Lambeau said in explaining his decision, would not only give the collegians another advantage over the professionals, but violated the spirit of the All-Star competition. Furthermore, permitting the Cardinals to spend two days in the Packer camp and then going to Evanston was not exactly an intelligent method of safeguarding his team's chances in a contest as important as the Chicago game, the Packer coach added. If Eddie Anderson, the All-Star head coach, who got along all last fall with a dozen men, cannot find sufficient material among his roster of 63 All-Stars to give the collegians adequate scrimmage, Lambeau says he is willing for Eddie to recruit outside help, but he does not believe that it is ethical for such help to come from the National league. In the loyalists' meeting places, up and down Main Street and in nearby communities, Lambeau's action and Ward's subsequent decision were interpreted as a defeat for the Packers in their first skirmish with the 1940 All-Stars. It was the consensus that the All-Star coaches were not as anxious to scrimmage the Cardinals as they were to prevent the Cardinals from scrimmaging the Packers. It appeared to be a neat bit of astute coaching finesse. Cancellation of the two practice games disrupts Lambeau's training schedule and makes it certain that he will not get near the rough work he deems necessary for the All-Star game. As a substitute, he will be forced to rely on intrasquad games, the first of which will be played tomorrow night. Meanwhile, the Packers maintained the spirited tempo set in early drills. After the 8:30 lecture, which will be a regular morning feature until the squad goes to Chicago on August 28, the players stepped through an hour drill, nearly all of which was conducted in a downpour that left huge puddles on the field. In this half hour storm, one of the most severe of the summer, the backs worked on pass defense and linemen charged the bucking sled through miniature lakes. The first night drill was held tonight. Half or more of the remaining workouts are planned under the lights. Lambeau feels night sessions will serve the dual purpose of accustoming the players to the conditions they will encounter in Chicago and also will save much of the energy that is sapped by the oppressive heat which has been followed by intermittent showers for the last week.
PACKERS TURN TO OFFENSE FOR ALL-STAR GAME
AUGUST 16 (Green Bay) - Unable to find suitable opposition against which to develop, Coach Curly Lambeau today revised his training schedule in an effort to take into Soldiers' field in Chicago on August 29, the best offense ever seen in the Chicago All-Star game. The new schedule went into effect tonight with the playing of the first intrasquad game. The result was a succession of long runs and spectacular passes that led to seven touchdowns in a regulation contest won by the Green team, 34 to 14. The White team opened the scoring with a pass, Arnie Herber to Bettie Feathers, on which Feathers made a difficult catch. The Green team matched this a moment later when Joe Laws, veteran right halfback, returned the kickoff 80 yards. He was dropped from behind on the 15 yard line by Bob Adkins, the rookie blocking back from Marshall college, and Cecil Isbell immediately passed 15 yards to Harry Jacunski for the touchdown. Thereafter the 4,000 visiting Elks, here in convention, were entertained by Isbell's fifteen yard sprint for a touchdown on a pass play when his receivers were covered, and his forty yard return of an intercepted pass, which set up his six yard touchdown pass to Bob Gillette, rookie halfback from Virginia. Other scores came on a 31-yard run by Laws, Jankowski's 75-yard run of an intercepted pass and Andy Uram's two yard sweep around end. This last score was set up by Laws' 70 yard run to the 14 yard line on a spinner. "Offense is our only salvation," Lambeau said in explaining the new program, necessitated by the cancellation yesterday of two scrimmages against the Chicago Cardinals. "We had hoped meeting the Cardinals would sharpen our defense, but when it became necessary to call off these two workouts, we were left with no alternatives." "It will be offense, offense, from now on," the coach continued. "The All-Stars have it in an exceptional group of backs and ends and they can be expected to score. All we can hope to do is score a little more. We'll have to have at least two touchdowns and maybe more to stay in the ball game. There is no use attempting to kid anyone that we can get along on the conservative policy the Giants followed last year." This strategy differs very little, of any, from that which lifted the Packers into five world's championships and that with which they went into the All-Star game in 1937 when the collegians won, 6 to 0. This year, however, Green Bay is better qualified to carry out such a program. It has ample passers, receivers and ball carriers, in contrast with the situation in 1937 when it opened the game with only one dependable fullback and one long passer and one spot passer, both of whom were lost through injuries in the first half. The brunt of the offensive burden undoubtedly will fall on Arnie Herber, Cecil Isbell, and the corps of receivers led by the incomparable Don Hutson, for the Packers' attack essentially will be an aerial bombardment. In addition to Herber and Isbell, who can rifle the long touchdown passes that have become a Green Bay tradition, Joe Laws, Beattie Feathers, Jim Gillette, Andy Uram and Jimmy Lawrence have proved dependable enough to keep the passing attack alive. Clarke Hinkle, All-National league fullback in 1936, 1937 and 1938, still heads the fullbacks, but where he was the only man available in 1937, the Packers this year have three other veterans. Frank Balaza of Iowa, Larry Buhler of Minnesota and Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin, former members of the All-Star squad, are in a spirited fight to succeed Hinkle as the No. 1 man in the position. A crop of good punters among the halfbacks will make it possible for anyone of this trio to relieve Hinkle, without lessening the kicking strength the Bucknell veteran has given the Packers for the last eight seasons. Balazs and Buhler were nearly on a par with Hinkle as blockers, and Balazs, especially, can hit a line as hard as the man who, during his career, came out unscratched in three headon collisions with Bronko Nagurski.
PACKERS LOSE BROCK, HERBER THROUGH INJURIES
AUGUST 17 (Green Bay) - Two casualties, the results of last night's intrasquad game, today dealt a severe blow to the Green Bay Packers' chances in the Chicago All-Star game on August 29. Charles Brock, rookie sensation last year and starting center on the 1939 All-Star team, entered the hospital this afternoon for X-ray examinations and treatment of a shoulder injury, and Arnie Herber, veteran passer, suffered a leg injury. Brock and Herber brought to three the number of Packers under the care of physicians. Larry Craig, blocking back, was ordered to the hospital two days ago with a knee infection. He remained several hours, then rejoined the squad. When the infection failed to respond to treatment, Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau ordered him to return to the hospital today. All three invalids are vital men in the Packers' attack. Herber and Craig may be out only a few days. Brock, however, appeared to have dislocated a shoulder, and there is a possibility that he will be lost for the All-Star game. Only a short drill was held today, after last night's game in which seven touchdowns were scored as a Green team defeated the Whites, 34 to 14, before a crowd of 4,000. The drill was devoted to distribute the last of the 85 plays the Packers will take into the All-Star game and to check errors committed last night. The practice game revealed that most of the men whom the champions must depend heavily are not as far advanced as routine workouts indicated. Outstanding performances were turned in by the dozen newcomers to the squad, particularly by Bob Adkins, blocking back from Marshall college; Smiley Johnson, Georgia guard; Bettie Feathers and George Svendsen. Svendsen is returned to professional football after two years as a high school coach. Feathers, a pro veteran, was signed as a free agent. Among veterans who impressed were backs Cecil Isbell, Jimmy Lawrence, Larry Buhler and Frank Balazs, and linemen Buford Ray, Bill Lee, Tom Greenfield, Harry Jacunski and Warren Kilbourne. Isbell passed nine yards to Jacunski for one touchdown and ran 14 to another. Lawrence got away for an 80 yard kickoff return before being overhauled from behind by the fleet Adkins. Later he broke away for 30 yards and a touchdown. Feathers scored the first touchdown of the game by making a spectacular catch of one of Herber's wild throws. Other long runs were made by Joe Laws, veteran halfback, and Eddie Jankowski, former Wisconsin fullback. Laws slipped inside tackle on a spinner and went 60 yards before lack of condition and Greenfield caught up with him on the 14 yard line. Jankowski went 75 yards to a touchdown with an intercepted pass. Buhler was the best of the four fullback candidates. Clarke Hinkle, veteran Packer star, was numbered among the disappointments, along with Herber and Capt. Gantenbein. Herber's injury contributed to his poor showing.
LAMBEAU AVOIDS ROW OVER WHO'LL PRACTICE WHOM
AUGUST 17 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers today dismissed with a shrug the statements of Eddie Anderson, head coach of the college All-Stars, concerning the cancellation of the Packers' two practice games with the Chicago Cardinals. Last week Anderson asked Coach Jimmy Conzelman to bring the Cardinals to Evanston for scrimmages and the offer was accepted. This led to Lambeau cancelling two scheduled practice sessions with the Cardinals and the request that the All-Stars do likewise. Anderson replied that he still wanted scrimmage with the Cardinals and criticized Lambeau for his stand. "Anderson is unduly excited," Lambeau said today. "We don't care who the All-Stars scrimmage. Our position is that we don't believe it is cricket for a NFL team to help the All-Stars prepare for a game against another National league team. When it appeared that the Cardinals were going to help Anderson, we did not attempt to stop them; we merely cancelled our dates with them. I was quoted correctly, but misinterpreted by Anderson and you can quote me further as saying that we will never scrimmage a team which also scrimmages the All-Stars, no matter what league it is in." Arch Ward, sports editor of the Tribune and originator of the College All-Star game, has ruled that the Cardinals and collegians would not be allowed to scrimmage. He also decreed that in the future no National league team would be allowed to assist either of the contestants in the All-Star game. Last night he reiterated that the Cardinals would not be allowed to scrimmage either the All-Stars nor the Packers. 
INJURIES WORRY PACKERS AS RAIN HALTS PRACTICE
AUGUST 18 (Green Bay) - There was no sunshine in Green Bay
today. Ten hours of continual rainfall forced the Packers into
idleness on the seventh day of preparation for the Chicago All-
Star game and a resume of the week's progress was as
encouraging as a coroner's report on suicide. Water covered the
practice field when the squad assembled in Municipal stadium
for a three hour drill this morning. There was nothing to do
except call off practice, leaving the world champions with only
10 workouts in their first week of organized drill for the most
important assignment on their season's schedule. The gloom
was deepened when Charles Brock, star center, and Larry
Craig, the Packer's great blocking back, reported no 
improvement in their injuries. Brock was unable to lift his arm
and the swelling in Craig's infected knee has increased during
the night. Brock was ordered back to the hospital for more X-
rays of the shoulder jammed up in Friday's practice game. X-
rays made yesterday revealed no fractures. Examination will be
made now for a separation or nerve bruise, either one of which,
physicians said, would keep the former Nebraska and All-Star
center out of the Chicago game. Craig's case is more mystifying.
Several weeks ago the former South Carolina quarterback
bumped his knee in an automobile accident. The injury was diagnosed as a bruise. Shortly before he reported for practice a boil developed on the bump. Others appeared, until the entire knee became infected. If X-ray examinations do not reveal the source of infection, it may be necessary to operate. Only one factor has developed to encourage the army of loyalists who look to the champions for revenge for the humiliation suffered in 1937 when they descended on Soldiers' field to see their heroes "massacre those college kids" and came away crushed under a 6 to 0 All-Star victory. That factor is the squad's possibilities. This year's Packer team has the material to become one of the finest in professional football history. It may suddenly find itself and enter Soldiers' field August 29 ready to perform to the full extent of its ability. Then again it may take three or four games to transform the squad from a group of stars into a coordinated unit. The Packers are notoriously slow starters. Condition is one of the chief problems now. A majority of the 43 players reported in good shape and need only the routine repetition of assignments and fundamentals to bring them to their peak. But others, among whom are a number of key men, are overweight. These men have been assigned special exercises and will be given additional work at each practice beginning tomorrow. Coaches Curly Lambeau and Red Smith have been concerned mostly over the passing. Arnie Herber, who is reported to be recovering rapidly from the leg injury he suffered in Friday's game, has been wild. None of the passers appear as far advanced in this art as in the first week of drill for the 1937 All-Star game. With the Packers committed to an offensive game, with emphasis on passes, this situation is cause for alarm. Among the Packers' assets at the moment are Cecil Isbell. The former Purdue star goes back into the All-Star game determined to make as impressive a showing as he did in 1938 when he led the collegians to victory over the Washington Redskins and won the first All-Star most valuable trophy. He played the type of football Packer fans hoped for all last season and saw only flashes.
excursion to the big city. There was a great deal of back slapping and levity as that ill-fated expedition got underway. The train was packed with doting fans and players' wives. If mention of the All-Stars entered into the conversation at all, it was a shame that the mighty Packers had to give it to such a fine bunch of youngsters (The All-Stars won 6 to 0). Ever since, Coach Curly Lambeau has been planning and hoping for another chance in the Chicago spectacle. A special train will carry the Packers to Chicago. On it will be only the players, coaches and trainers. Wives are barred. Neither will they be allowed to register or visit the Packers' hotel. When they say "Good-by" to papa tomorrow morning, it will be the last time they will see him until after the battle. For the Packers, this is war. Kicking and signals occupied the squad in its final drill tonight. Details of defense and strategy were reviewed in a long blackboard drill this afternoon. At the conclusion of the day's work, the Packers were a greatly improved ball team over the one which went away so lightheartedly in 1937 to become the first professional team to lose in the All-Star game. But it will have to be a better team to win. It faces a much stronger All-Star squad than the one which combined Sammy Baugh, Gaynell Tinsley and two Packer errors for that 6 to 0 triumph. Whether it has improved enough cannot be forecast from this distance, where nothing is known about the true strength of the collegians. The faithful, however, are beginning to cast about for All-Star money on the theory that the collegians cannot possibly be a great deal stronger than the victorious 1937 aggregation, whereas the Packers of today could have won that contest by several touchdowns. Unbiased observers view such conclusions as overoptimistic. Coach Lambeau steadfastly refused to name the probably starters. In all scrimmages and signal drills, however, a veteran line has been given the preference, leaving the impression that he will start Buford (Baby) Ray and Bill Lee at tackles, Buckets Goldenberg and Russ Letlow at guards, and Bud Svendsen at center. Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein are the regular ends in this alignment, but Harry Jacunski and Carl Mulleneaux have forced themselves into the picture with their fine all-around play. They are younger than Hutson and Gantenbein and more rugged defensively. They could be started without impairing the Packers' chances. In the backfield veterans probably will be the starting choice, giving the champions an experienced secondary to meet the All-Stars' first charge. Such a unit would be composed of Larry Craig at blocking back, Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell at the halfbacks, and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. On the basis of training camp showings, however, Jimmy Lawrence and Larry Buhler are worthy of places, Lawrence instead of Herber and Buhler for Hinkle. Andy Uram, a star in the 1938 All-Star game, figures in the list of possible starters if the Packers receive the kickoff. Uram is one of the league's fastest backs. Joe Laws, the pudgy little halfback who has been planning on making his third appearance in the All-Star game an occasion to prove to Coach Eddie Anderson that they had football players at Iowa before Nile Kinnick got out of knee pants, undoubtedly figured heavily in Lambeau's early plan. But a leg injury a week ago has reduced Laws' chances of taking much part in Thursday's engagement. This is also true of Charles Brock, one of the outstanding centers in football. Brock, suffering from a shoulder injury, will be used sparingly, if at all. The other injured center, George Svendsen, may not make the trip. His leg has been in extension for the last three days to facilitate the healing of a knee injury. If he is able to leave the hospital he will accompany the squad, but he is definitely out of action for another two weeks. The Packers will take over Soldiers' field tomorrow night to limber up and become acquainted to the lights. Thereafter there will be nothing for the champions to do but wait for the kickoff and hope they have come far enough in three weeks to cope with the speed and the artistry of football's greatest All-Star team.
JOHN BLOOD TO PLAY LAST GAME FOR PACKERS AGAINST ALL-STARS
AUGUST 26 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today drafted Johnny Blood, the vagabond halfback, in a move to fortify their offense for the All-Star game in Chicago on Thursday night. Blood, who helped Green Bay win its first four world championships in 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1936, came out of retirement two weeks ago to help coach rookie backs. Flashes of the form that earned him a place among the all-time greats of the game led Coach Curly Lambeau to sign the veteran. "Johnny was the finest money player who ever came into pro football and he was the league's first great pass catcher," Lambeau said. "We're going to be in the air all night Thursday and a spot may develop where Johnny will be extremely handy. When he retired as a player at Pittsburgh midseason last year he still could outrun every man on his squad. He has retained his speed and his ability to catch a ball, despite 15 years of professional football, and we're glad he is willing to help out." Blood's appearance in the lineup will lend a romantic touch to the game. When the announcement was made that "Blood is now playing right halfback for Green Bay", one of the most extraordinary careers in football will have reached an appropriate climax. One of football's most colorful players will be making his farewell appearance on the gridrion in football's greatest game. Blood signed only for the All-Star contest. Blood, an overnight alumnus of Notre Dame, DePauw, Minnesota, Nebraska and way points, began playing professional football in 1926 with Ernie Nevers' Duluth Eskimos. In 1928 he was with the old Pottsville team. The Packers took him in 1929 and for the next eight years he wrote professional football history with a succession of spectacular achievements that wound up with the winning of Green Bay's fourth championship in 1936. He signed to coach Pittsburgh the following year and was denied a chance to play in the 1937 All-Star game. Lambeau revised the Packers' training program this morning, ordering an extra workout in the afternoon. Originally it was planned to hold only one drill today and tomorrow. But the layoff yesterday, when rain prevented practice, and the slovenly work in a defensive drill this morning caused Lambeau to send the squad thru a session under the direction of Assistant Coach Red Smith, while Curly hurried to Chicago for a rules meeting with the All-Star coaching staff. The drill under lights tomorrow will wind up the Packers' preparations in the strangest training camp in All-Star history. Since the third day of the training period, which opened in oppressive heat, there has been at least one good shower every 24 hours. Three conventions have kept Green Bay jammed with conventions. First the players vied for seats in the YMCA cafeteria with the visiting Elks. For the last three days 5,000 Disabled American Veterans, in national convention, have taken over the town. A band paraded down Pine Street at 1:30 o'clock this morning past one hotel where a great many of the players live. It took up its stand in the lobby of another hotel, where other players live, and played an hour's concert. A drum and bugle corps rushed across the street Saturday night to hold a rehearsal in a tavern opposite the rooms of several players. When the players went to lunch Sunday noon the corps was still rehearsing - in the same place. The loudest public address system in captivity blared canned music, reads announcements and pages missing D.A.V's all over the county from high atop the Northland hotel. In this atmosphere the Packers have attempted to work themselves into the proper physical and mental condition to defend the prestige of professional football against the most talented group of All-Stars ever assembled. They have done right well physically, but their mental progress leaves much to be desired. Instead of getting football minded, Ernie Smith, Charles Schultz, and Lou Midler have succumbed to music and have moved a juke box into their hotel room. The last rough work of the training period was portioned out this morning when Lambeau opened practice with a 30 minute session. The greater part of the time was devoted to tackling. Blocking has been uniformly good in recent scrimmages. After the tackling drill punters were sent through a long session of kicking. Clarke Hinkle, Arnie Herber and Frank Balazs got away long high spirals consistently. They appear to be the pick of the kickers. Cecil Isbell, Dick Weisgerber and Jimmy Lawrence also are punters, but it is not likely that any one of them will do any kicking against the All-Stars unless there happens to be a time when neither Hinkle, Herber nor Balazs is in the game.
PACKERS WIND UP DRILL WITH NIGHT SESSION
AUGUST 27 (Green Bay) - Three years of planning and three weeks of vigorous training for the Chicago All-Star game came to an end for the Green Bay Packers under the lights of City stadium tonight. Tomorrow morning 43 players, defenders of the world's football championship, entrain for Chicago, where on Thursday night they will pit their experience against the enthusiasm and speed of 69 All-Americans in the outstanding event of the 1940 football season. This is a vastly difference group than the one that set out here August 31, 1937, on another excursion to the big city. There was a great deal of back slapping and levity as that ill-fated expedition got underway. The train was packed with doting fans and players' wives. If mention of the All-Stars entered into the conversation at all, it was a shame that the mighty Packers had to give it to such a fine bunch of youngsters (The All-Stars won 6 to 0). Ever since, Coach Curly Lambeau has been planning and hoping for another chance in the Chicago spectacle. A special train will carry the Packers to Chicago. On it will be only the players, coaches and trainers. Wives are barred. Neither will they be allowed to register or visit the Packers' hotel. When they say "Good-by" to papa tomorrow morning, it will be the last time they will see him until after the battle. For the Packers, this is war. Kicking and signals occupied the squad in its final drill tonight. Details of defense and strategy were reviewed in a long blackboard drill this afternoon. At the conclusion of the day's work, the Packers were a greatly improved ball team over the one which went away so lightheartedly in 1937 to become the first professional team to lose in the All-Star game. But it will have to be a better team to win. It faces a much stronger All-Star squad than the one which combined Sammy Baugh, Gaynell Tinsley and two Packer errors for that 6 to 0 triumph. Whether it has improved enough cannot be forecast from this distance, where nothing is known about the true strength of the collegians. The faithful, however, are beginning to cast about for All-Star money on the theory that the collegians cannot possibly be a great deal stronger than the victorious 1937 aggregation, whereas the Packers of today could have won that contest by several touchdowns. Unbiased observers view such conclusions as overoptimistic. Coach Lambeau steadfastly refused to name the probably starters. In all scrimmages and signal drills, however, a veteran line has been given the preference, leaving the impression that he will start Buford (Baby) Ray and Bill Lee at tackles, Buckets Goldenberg and Russ Letlow at guards, and Bud Svendsen at center. Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein are the regular ends in this alignment, but Harry Jacunski and Carl Mulleneaux have forced themselves into the picture with their fine all-around play. They are younger than Hutson and Gantenbein and more rugged defensively. They could be started without impairing the Packers' chances. In the backfield veterans probably will be the starting choice, giving the champions an experienced secondary to meet the All-Stars' first charge. Such a unit would be composed of Larry Craig at blocking back, Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell at the halfbacks, and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. On the basis of training camp showings, however, Jimmy Lawrence and Larry Buhler are worthy of places, Lawrence instead of Herber and Buhler for Hinkle. Andy Uram, a star in the 1938 All-Star game, figures in the list of possible starters if the Packers receive the kickoff. Uram is one of the league's fastest backs. Joe Laws, the pudgy little halfback who has been planning on making his third appearance in the All-Star game an occasion to prove to Coach Eddie Anderson that they had football players at Iowa before Nile Kinnick got out of knee pants, undoubtedly figured heavily in Lambeau's early plan. But a leg injury a week ago has reduced Laws' chances of taking much part in Thursday's engagement. This is also true of Charles Brock, one of the outstanding centers in football. Brock, suffering from a shoulder injury, will be used sparingly, if at all. The other injured center, George Svendsen, may not make the trip. His leg has been in extension for the last three days to facilitate the healing of a knee injury. If he is able to leave the hospital he will accompany the squad, but he is definitely out of action for another two weeks. The Packers will take over Soldiers' field tomorrow night to limber up and become acquainted to the lights. Thereafter there will be nothing for the champions to do but wait for the kickoff and hope they have come far enough in three weeks to cope with the speed and the artistry of football's greatest All-Star team.
GREEN BAY OUT TO ERASE LOSS IN 1937 BATTLE
AUGUST 29 (Chicago) - A very fine team arrived in the loop yesterday from
Green Bay, Wis. It came prepared for battle, capable of victory, and full of
respect for the College All-Stars, its opponents tonight on Soldiers' field in
the outstanding sports spectacle of 1940. The past weighed heavily on
this team, the Green Bay Packers, as it trooped thru the Union station, 44
strong to buses that whisked it to its hotel headquarters. This was the 
team that came to Chicago three years ago confident, short handed, and
bulky at the waistlines, to become the first professional team to lose in the
All-Star series. Casual observers would never have known it, though, for
yesterday the Packers were a trim, determined contingent, eager for the
opportunity to avenge a defeat that was more of their own making than the
47 yard pass Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian threw to Gaynell Tinsley
of Louisiana State for a 6 to 0 All-Star victory. After its final workout on
Soldiers' field last night, a drill cut to 10 minutes because of a heavy 
shower, the Packers' chances of breaking the tie between the pros and
collegians in the six previous games of the All-Star series rested in:
1. Their experience and reserve strength.
2. Their motive for victory, and
3. Their physical condition.
Only 29 men, some of whom were injured, composed the 1937 Packer
team. Forty-four men, one of whom, Johnny Blood, was declared
ineligible, and another of whom, George Svendsen, is lost thru injuries,
composed yesterday's invading party. Sixteen of the forty-four have been
members of an All-Star team. Ten others are holdovers from the 1937
Packer team. There are no fat men on this year's squad. All are in
condition. And even the new men have begun to grow a little perturbed
over frequent mention of that 1937 failure. The Packers' chances of
failure, of course, are manifold. Some of the most important are:
1. Mistakes in assignments and judgment.
2. Inability to match the speed of their younger and more numerous
opponents.
3. Injuries to key men after the opening kickoff.
It was a mistake in judgment on the two yard line and a missed
assignment on the Baugh-to-Tinsley pass, coupled with slovenly tackling,
that upset the champions of the world in 1937. But the All-Stars tonight
face a much faster, stronger and better prepared Packer team. If the
Packers do not become confused in the new offense forced on them by
an All-Star scouting system set up for the first time this year and do not
make mistakes in assignments at crucial moments, there should be
snake dances and celebrating in Green Bay long after the last play has
come in over the radio along toward midnight. Ability to gain, either thru
the air or on the ground, is not worrying the Packers. Their chief concern
is preventing the All-Stars from scoring. Coach Curly Lambeau will not be
surprised if the All-Stars score twice, but he will be greatly disappointed
if the Packers do not score three times. Little remains, as far as the
Packers are concerned, except to start the game. They have the manpower, stimulated by spirited contests for jobs; they have the kicking, the passing, the speed and are in condition. If they can blend them all into a coordinated attack, so early in the season, the results will take care of themselves. The Packers are ready, but they do not think as much of themselves as the public, which had made them the favorite.
JOHN BLOOD TO PLAY LAST GAME FOR PACKERS AGAINST ALL-STARS
AUGUST 26 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today drafted Johnny Blood, the vagabond halfback, in a move to fortify their offense for the All-Star game in Chicago on Thursday night. Blood, who helped Green Bay win its first four world championships in 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1936, came out of retirement two weeks ago to help coach rookie backs. Flashes of the form that earned him a place among the all-time greats of the game led Coach Curly Lambeau to sign the veteran. "Johnny was the finest money player who ever came into pro football and he was the league's first great pass catcher," Lambeau said. "We're going to be in the air all night Thursday and a spot may develop where Johnny will be extremely handy. When he retired as a player at Pittsburgh midseason last year he still could outrun every man on his squad. He has retained his speed and his ability to catch a ball, despite 15 years of professional football, and we're glad he is willing to help out." Blood's appearance in the lineup will lend a romantic touch to the game. When the announcement was made that "Blood is now playing right halfback for Green Bay", one of the most extraordinary careers in football will have reached an appropriate climax. One of football's most colorful players will be making his farewell appearance on the gridrion in football's greatest game. Blood signed only for the All-Star contest. Blood, an overnight alumnus of Notre Dame, DePauw, Minnesota, Nebraska and way points, began playing professional football in 1926 with Ernie Nevers' Duluth Eskimos. In 1928 he was with the old Pottsville team. The Packers took him in 1929 and for the next eight years he wrote professional football history with a succession of spectacular achievements that wound up with the winning of Green Bay's fourth championship in 1936. He signed to coach Pittsburgh the following year and was denied a chance to play in the 1937 All-Star game. Lambeau revised the Packers' training program this morning, ordering an extra workout in the afternoon. Originally it was planned to hold only one drill today and tomorrow. But the layoff yesterday, when rain prevented practice, and the slovenly work in a defensive drill this morning caused Lambeau to send the squad thru a session under the direction of Assistant Coach Red Smith, while Curly hurried to Chicago for a rules meeting with the All-Star coaching staff. The drill under lights tomorrow will wind up the Packers' preparations in the strangest training camp in All-Star history. Since the third day of the training period, which opened in oppressive heat, there has been at least one good shower every 24 hours. Three conventions have kept Green Bay jammed with conventions. First the players vied for seats in the YMCA cafeteria with the visiting Elks. For the last three days 5,000 Disabled American Veterans, in national convention, have taken over the town. A band paraded down Pine Street at 1:30 o'clock this morning past one hotel where a great many of the players live. It took up its stand in the lobby of another hotel, where other players live, and played an hour's concert. A drum and bugle corps rushed across the street Saturday night to hold a rehearsal in a tavern opposite the rooms of several players. When the players went to lunch Sunday noon the corps was still rehearsing - in the same place. The loudest public address system in captivity blared canned music, reads announcements and pages missing D.A.V's all over the county from high atop the Northland hotel. In this atmosphere the Packers have attempted to work themselves into the proper physical and mental condition to defend the prestige of professional football against the most talented group of All-Stars ever assembled. They have done right well physically, but their mental progress leaves much to be desired. Instead of getting football minded, Ernie Smith, Charles Schultz, and Lou Midler have succumbed to music and have moved a juke box into their hotel room. The last rough work of the training period was portioned out this morning when Lambeau opened practice with a 30 minute session. The greater part of the time was devoted to tackling. Blocking has been uniformly good in recent scrimmages. After the tackling drill punters were sent through a long session of kicking. Clarke Hinkle, Arnie Herber and Frank Balazs got away long high spirals consistently. They appear to be the pick of the kickers. Cecil Isbell, Dick Weisgerber and Jimmy Lawrence also are punters, but it is not likely that any one of them will do any kicking against the All-Stars unless there happens to be a time when neither Hinkle, Herber nor Balazs is in the game.
PACKERS WIND UP DRILL WITH NIGHT SESSION
AUGUST 27 (Green Bay) - Three years of planning and three weeks of vigorous training for the Chicago All-Star game came to an end for the Green Bay Packers under the lights of City stadium tonight. Tomorrow morning 43 players, defenders of the world's football championship, entrain for Chicago, where on Thursday night they will pit their experience against the enthusiasm and speed of 69 All-Americans in the outstanding event of the 1940 football season. This is a vastly difference group than the one that set out here August 31, 1937, on another 
SOLDIERS MAY SEE PACKERS AND LIONS
DECEMBER 2 (Camp Beauregard, LA) - The Army is negotiating for a professional football game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions at Louisiana State University stadium in Baton Rouge December 28, it was announced Monday. Lieut. Col. F.C. Standiford, adjutant of the 32nd Division in training here, said the game would be in the nature of a Christmas present for the Wisconsin and Michigan national guardsmen in the Army for a year's service. The troops, nearly 12,000 strong, would be convoyed to Baton Rouge in Army trucks in a "combination recreational and tactical" move, Col. Standiford said. He said he believe guarantees could be raised easily in Milwaukee and Detroit, among football fans and friends and relatives of the troops stationed here. Col. Standiford said tickets would cost less than the average college game.
HUTSON TAKES SCORING TITLE
DECEMBER 2 (Cleveland) - Don Hutson, vaunted Green Bay end, nosed out Johnny Drake, Cleveland fullback, for the individual scoring title of the National Professional Football league by scoring seven points Sunday in the Packer-Ram game here. Unofficial figures give Hutson, former Alabama star, 57 points on seven touchdowns and 15 added points. Drake, who played at Purdue, finished the season with nine touchdowns and two added points for 56. Drake took a brief lead in the scoring race by tallying a touchdown in the first half Sunday, but his placement kick for the added point was low. Hutson went over the goal line in the final period on an 11 yard pass from Harold Van Every and made a perfect kick for the point which gave him scoring honors.
PACKER NOTES
DECEMBER 3 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers perhaps now understands why some states had two Thanksgivings again this year. Now that the 1940 season is over Curly, no doubt, feels he could stand another Turkey day if ever a major football club hit the heights and the pits from week to week it was this year's outfit, potentially the best in Packer history, but actually, judging on the performance for the season as whole, the most disappointing club of 'em all. It all adds up the fact the Packers will have many new faces around next year and that several of the veterans who helped bag pennants in 19336 and 1939 will be cut from the payroll. Curly knows the 1940 Packers failed and how and where they failed. He knows that lack of football desire was the big reason, he knows that some players have definitely slipped over the hill. He knows that several of the 1940 rookies will be ripe and ready for the tough competition next year...HELPED 1941 OUTLOOK: Canny girdster that he is, that's the reason why so many of the 1940 rookies saw so much important action in the fall. He sensed the lack of desire the week of the first Bear game on the part of several tried, tested and proved veterans and he set about to the tremendous task of grooming his rookies for the tough current campaign. He figured the rookies with ability, class and desire would do more for the Packer cause this fall than others who lacked the will to fog as of old, despite lack of pro league experience on the part of kids. He also figured that the least Packer fans would get out of this radical departure from his usual procedure of bringing rookies along slowly would be a guarantee the 1940 starlets would be full fledged stars in 1941 and dividends would be paid off then if not in 1940. How close the kids came to helping bring home the 1940 title is a matter of history - and disappointment, too. The club rallied from a 41 to 10 setback at the hands of the Bears in Green Bay, and, after a poor first half in the return game at Chicago, came back the second half to outplay the Halasmen; they lost to the Detroit Lions in Green bay, 23 to 14, but annihilated the Lions, 50 to 7, at Detroit. The Packers did everything but outscore the Giants and they staged a gallant last quarter rally to tie the Rams Sunday in their finale...LAWS' LOSS COSTLY: All year they displayed flashes of real gridiron genius, but, from time to time, displayed enough poor play, enough inexperience for the tough pro going to falter at critical times. Next year the lessons learned in 1940 will stand them in good stead - and Curly will see to it that every man jack on the squad will have desire. If they don't he'll lack the desire - to have them as part and parcel of the 1941 machine. Without question the loss of Joe Laws, able field general, great blocker and scintillating handler of punts, was a severe blow to the 1940 hopes. Next year Joe will be back. That means untold strengthening in a department that was not handled as smoothly this fall as it was in days past, such years as when Red Dunn and Laws were piloting the team to touchdowns and titles. Another veteran who'll be back despite the fact some have been ready with his grid obit for a couple of years is Clarke (Old Hoss) Hinkle. The Bucknell bucker never had a better year than in 1940; he was never faster, never hit any harder or played with more love for the game. Very emphatically Old Hoss wasn't one of the veterans who lacked desire. He'll have gridiron desire long after those tough and battered legs no longer can carry him where his heart would lead...BEST OR NOTHING: Some claim there was dissension on the 1940 squad. I don't believe it, but at least there wasn't more than would crop up in any group of 35 high spirited (some of 'em) players. But there was lack of desire to play up to the hilt, to give that extra ounce. Because of this lack the players don't have that juicy title game playoff melon to cut up and many of them will be sent down the river before the 1941 season is far underway. They fiddled while the title burned and find now, and will next year, it was expensive fiddling. In some instances cutting off veterans who delivered of old will be tough. But the league is tough. The demands of the fans are tough. Little Green Bay's seat with the nation's greatest cities in the realm of football gods has depended largely upon winning football. Winning Packer football has packed 'em on the road and must continue to do so because of the comparatively small stadium at the Bay and the fact the team does not hail from a metropolitan center that could provide a 45,000 crowd for the two big home tests against the Lions and the Bears. The Packers MUST win to stay in the league. Coach Curly knows it. He knows he must have the real McCoy on the gridiron and that's why he'll hew to the line and let the gyps fall where they may. Curly has been accused of being coldhearted in his treatment of skipping veterans, but sentiment won't win titles or bring the cash customers into the stands. When the day of the atonement comes those fans who would criticize for any lack of sentiment on Curly's part should know one thing: Green Bay MUST have winning football or NO BIG TIME football.
GREEN BAY VETOES POST SEASON TILT
DECEMBER 4 (Green Bay) - A proposed post season football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions under the sponsorship of the 32nd Wisconsin-Michigan national guard division stationed at Camp Beauregard, La., today was under the "reluctant" veto of Packer officials. "The players split up and dropped all further football plans following the windup at Cleveland," explained Lee Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packer corporation. "It would be practically impossible to bring them together again and keep them in shape for another month," he added. "Moreover, the expense involved would be almost prohibitive." 
PRO GRIDDERS STILL MAY SHOW FOR GUARDSMEN
DECEMBER 5 (Detroit) - The Army's proposal for a Christmas holidays football game between two teams of the national professional league to entertain soldiers in Camp Beauregard, La., apparently still hung in the balance today. Lieut. Col. F.C. Standiford, adjutant of the 32nd division, received a tentative assent yesterday from Fred L. Mandel, Kr., owner of the Detroit Lions, and left last night for Green Bay, in hopes of interesting the Green Bay Packers despite the Packers' earlier refusal. Lee Joannes, president of the Packers, said Tuesday that his club had disbanded for the season and the expense of reassembling the players would be prohibitive. The game would be played December 28 at Baton Rouge. After two conferences yesterday with Col. Standiford, Mandel said: "There are plenty of its connected with our participation in this game, but we haven't definitely turned it down. I intend to ask for National Professional Football league permission to take part in the engagement at the draft meeting in Washington on Monday. The other problems are the rounding up of our players who have gone to their homes and the obtaining of assurances that all of our expenses will be met. If these problems are solved, I see no reason why the game cannot be played." The game would take place during Louisiana's Sugar Bowl week celebration and would serve as a treat for approximately 9,000 national guardsmen at Camp Beauregard, who will be unable to home for the Christmas holidays, Col. Standiford said. The guardsmen would be admitted without charge and the remaining 35,000 seats in the University of Louisiana stadium would be sold to the public. Standiford said that he hoped to induce a Detroit newspaper to guarantee expenses of the proposed engagement.
PACKERS PLAN TO TRADE VETS AT ANNUAL DRAFT
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - "Several" veteran Green Bay Packers may be traded for new football material at the NFL draft meeting next week, Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau said yesterday. The trading, he indicated, would be the third or fourth draft choices of other teams. "Our own choices will lie around sixth or seventh and we are anxious to get some selections higher up if possible," Lambeau said. The Packers, champions of the league last year, finished second in the western division race this season.
CHIEFS' LEAGUE WORKS ON DRAFT
DECEMBER 8 (New York) - Representatives of the six member clubs of the American Professional Football league, which recently completed its first season, made an effort Sunday to work out a substitute for the National league's "draft list" as a means of signing up college players. Members of the league are Boston, New York, Buffalo, Columbus, Cincinnati and the Milwaukee Chiefs. A plan which they described as an "invitation draft" was adopted here tentatively but it is expected some changes will be made at a meeting January 26 and 27. The six clubs will submit their selections of college players who will be graduated next spring to W.D. Griffith, league president. Griffith will send a questionnaire to each player and each will be personally contacted by a representative of the league. The players will be asked with what club they prefer to play, although there is no guarantee they'll be assigned to the team they pick. Selection of a player by a team does not give the club exclusive negotiation rights as it does in the National league. The league also approved the idea of having an official scorer to serve at all league games in 1941. Action on the proposal to grant two new franchises was deferred until the January meeting. Under consideration are Detroit, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans and Los Angeles.
BOSTON MAY JOIN PRO LEAGUE, REPORT
DECEMBER 8 (New York) - The Herald Tribune says that Boston may return to the NFL to replace Pittsburgh after Monday's meeting at Washington, D.C. A four-fifths vote of the club owners would be needed to grant a franchise. The proposed change calls for the consolidation of the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia clubs, now owned respectively by Art Rooney and Bert Bell, to be operated in Philadelphia as a joint enterprise. A Boston franchise would then be granted to a syndicate of eastern sportsmen. The new club would be given half of the combined Pittsburgh-Philadelphia roster of players and a  half share of the players those clubs claim at Tuesday's draft meeting. 
REBUILDING OF PACKERS BEGINS IN ANNUAL DRAFT
DECEMBER 9 (Milwaukee Journal) - The job of rebuilding the Packers begins in Washington D.C., Tuesday. The occasion is the annual National league draft. Other steps will be taken, too, of course, but the first and most important will be taken in the draft. Out of it will come the men who will be called upon to fill the holes after the housecleaning that Curly Lambeau has definitely decided upon. Lambeau has not kidded himself about this year's team. He said last August that potentially it was one of the best, if not the best, he has ever had. He repeated before he left for Washington that it might have been. A combination of self-satisfaction, bigheadedness and injuries ruined everything, however. A team can't play football on newspaper clippings and a reputation...INJURIES WORST IN HISTORY: The injuries, of course, were unavoidable. The siege was the worst in Green Bay's history, with almost every back on the shelf at some time or another - Eddie Jankowski, Lou Brock, Hal Van Every, Clarke Hinkle, Andy Uram, Larry Craig, Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell. The bigheadedness and self-satisfaction which led to a dozen fines in the course of the season, can be corrected, however, and with a housecleaning, backed up by the draft, they will be corrected. Lambeau has been reluctant to name the men slated to go, either outright or in deals if he can arrange them, but it is pretty well known who failed this season. Larry Buhler and Frank Balasz proved of little help to Clark Hinkle at fullback after Jankowski's injury. Weisgerber was a disappointment at blocking back while Craig was on the shelf. Carl Mullenueaux was a distinct disappointment at end even though the United Press picked him on its second all-league team. Seibold and Baby Ray failed to do their part at tackle. Cecil Isbell, potentially one of the best backs in the league, was strictly an in and outer. Herber, never anything more than a passer and punter, let himself get so far out of condition that he 
PACKERS GET PASKVAN; BEARS SELECT HARMON
DECEMBER 9 (Milwaukee Journal) - Tommy Harmon,
Michigan's all-American back, was the first choice in
the National Professional Football league's annual
draft of college grid stars Tuesday and will play for the
Chicago bears, champions of the league, if he decides
to turn professional. Wisconsin's great fullback, 
George Paskvan was selected first by the Green Bay
Packers. Harmon, who was voted the outstanding
sports figure of the year in the annual Associated
Press poll, has said he would not play professional
football and preferred a radio job instead. Harmon was
drawn in the league's selective draft by the Philadelphia
Eagles, who had first choice under the league rules
giving draft precedence to the teams finish lowest in the regular season standing. Through a preseason deal with the Bears, President Bert Bell of the Eagles automatically transferred his rights to negotiate for Harmon's service to George Halas, owner of the Bears. Jarring John Kimbrough, all-American fullback from Texas A&M, was the second draft choice, and was selected by the Chicago Cardinals. The Cardinals won the right to make the selection by the toss of a coin with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who tied with them in the standings. The Steelers' first choice, Norman Standlee, Stanford tackle, likewise was transferred to the Bears under a preseason trade. First choice of the Cleveland Rams, who picked fourth among the 10 teams participating, was Rudy Mucha, University of Washington center. The Detroit Lions selected Jim Thomason, Texas A&M back, as their first choice. George Franck, all-American back at Minnesota, was the first choice of the New York Giants. Another University of Washington backfield star, Dean MacAdams, was the first choice of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Picking in their own right in their regular draft phase, the Chicago Bears chose Don Scott, Ohio State quarterback, to round out their group of three players in the first round of the draw. Washington's Redskins, who lost the league championship to the Bears in the playoff last Sunday, chose Forest Evashevski, Michigan back, as their first round pick. Making their first choice for themselves, in the second round of the drawings, the Eagles selected Arthur Jones, Richmond university back. The Steelers, likewise making their first choice for themselves, chose Chester Gladchuk, Boston college center. Disclosure that the Bears would have first call in the 1940 draft came after adoption of a new league rule Monday night to prevent any future skimming of the cream of the college crop by a championship team. The new rule, effective with the 1941 draft, prohibits any team from trading or selling its first or second choice draftees for one year without the consent of all other team owners, and retains the present regulation which put the team finishing first in the regular season last in selection privileges.
PRO ALL-STAR TEAM ROSTER ANNOUNCED
DECEMBER 10 (Washington) - The 27 players who will compose the NFL's all-star team for the third annual professional "pro bowl" against the champion Chicago Bears at Los Angeles December 29, were announced Wednesday by Tom Gallery, director of the game for the Los Angeles newspaper publishers. The all-stars will be coached by Ray Flaherty, Washington Redskins.
PACKER NOTES
DECEMBER 12 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Aside from Brother George Halas, who also gets the first draft choices of the Eagles and Steelers in addition to his own selections, Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers came out of the draft meeting this week with as fine a field of recruits as any team in the circuit. That is nothing unusual because Curly has been doing that same thing for a goodly number of years and his success in selecting pro type players, ofttimes over more highly rated collegiate stars who aren't the pro type, is one of the reasons the Bay Belgian always has his club at or near the top in every league race. The 1940 season proved to Curly some adjustments had to be made on his squad. Several players he has carried for one, two and three years hoping for the development that their native ability indicated they had were distinct disappointments this fall. Several others who  have been on the verge of stardom, but have failed in the clutch games are slated to have their troubles hanging on to their posts next year and several veterans who have just slipped off the top are also slated to be cut loose from the payroll, or, at the least, to be relegated to minor roles in the 1941 campaign. Two of the biggest backfield disappointments have been Larry Buhler and Frank Balasz. Both have had a world of promise, but both have failed to come through in the big games. Dick Weisgerber is another. Still another, and it is a surprise to many, is Carl Mulleneaux, the big end...PASKVAN WOULD HELP: Buhler and Mulleneuax missed assignments in the Wrrigley field game against the Bears. Had they caught the play and carried out their assignments three touchdown gallops were set up, but because they missed the good work of other Packers went for naught. That's the type of ball Curly emphatically turns thumbs down on. Larry Craig, too, has failed to come through as in 1939, but Curly expected him to get back on the right road in 1941. To remedy the situation Curly drafted 20 players with backs and ends getting the first call. To augment the Clarke Hinkle-Eddie Jankowski fullback duo Curly drafted George Paskvan of the Badgers. If George elects to play pro ball instead of getting into the Army air corps, as he had indicated he might, the Bays' fullback problem occasioned by the failure of Buhler and Balasz to come through will be solved. Roarin' George would be a tremendous success in the pro ranks, combining power running, blocking and defensive abilities that make him one of the truly greats of 1940 or any other year. We in the Middle West know Bob Paffrath, the Gophers' most valuable player; Mike Bylene of Purdue and Jim Strasbaugh, the Buckeye speed king, have class. Bob Saggau of the Irish, too, was widely hailed, but did not have as good a year this fall as in '39. On the coast they still rave about Ed Heffernan of St. Mary's Gaels and Tony Canadeo, the Gonzaga ace. If a fair percentage of these lads sign up the Bays should pick up the backfield slack without much trouble...FRUTIG GREAT END: The star of the end draftees should be Ed Frutig of the Wolverines, a great end. Other ends were on the list, too, but haven't the rating of Big Ed. However, Riddick, Jacunski, Adkins and Evans and a guy by the name of Hutson gave the flanks pretty good protection and this corner is still unconvinced that Mulleneaux isn't a top-notcher. Paul Hiemenz, Northwestern, and Joe Baily, Kentucky, are new centers. The Northwestern star has proved his greatness. He's a fine passer and equally great on defense and offense. His backing up of a line was remarkable all season and he's a snappy aerial defense man. Helge Pukema and Bill Kuusisto of the Gophers are good tough guards and fine offensive blockers and Mike Enich, Iowa, Dell Lyman of UCLA and Ernie Pannell of Texas Aggies are highly rated tackles.
'11' TO GO FOR HINKLE
DECEMBER 17 (Milwaukee Journal) - Clark Hinkle has only 11 yards to go in his first game next season to set a new all-time record in the National league. The Old Warhorse, one of the league's all-time greats, boosted his all-time total to 3,467 yards in the season just closed and needs only one good plunge to pass Ace Gutowsky's record of 3,478 set in the years from 1932 to 1939. Hinkle piled up 383 yards on 109 plays this season, finishing sixth in the individual ground gaining race. Whizzer White of Detroit led the league with 514 yards in 146 plays. Banks McFadden of Brooklyn turned in the highest average, 6.3 yards, by gaining 411 yards on 65 plays.
RUSS LETLOW DIVORCED BY WIFE FOR 'CRUELTY'
DECEMBER 17 (San Francisco) - Mrs. Dolores Letlow, 23, was granted a divorce on ground of cruelty yesterday from Russ Letlow, 27, member of the Green Bay Packer. She was awarded custody of a four-year old son and $25 monthly support until she finds suitable employment.
PRO GRIDDERS DRAW RECORD ATTENDANCE
DECEMBER 23 (New York) - New attendance records were set by
the NFL in 1940, Pres. Carl Storck announced Monday through the
circuit's New York office. More than 1,600,000 persons watched
the 10 league teams in action during the 55 game championship
schedule, the title playoff at Washington and 12 all-star and
exhibition games. The official attendance for the regular season
was 1,309,027. The playoff game between the Chicago Bears
and Washington Redskins at Washington drew 36,034. The
combined total of 1,345,061 represents an increase of 2.5
percent over the 1939 season. In addition, 257,250 attended the
12 all-star games and exhibitions participated in by the league
teams. Washington, Brooklyn and Pittsburgh established new records for home attendance and the Chicago Bears set a new Chicago one game record of 45,434 for their game with the Green Bay Packers at Chicago November 3. The New York Giants again left the circuit in total home attendance with 247,646. The Washington Redskins were second with 195,142 for six games at Griffith Stadium, Washington, one less than the Giants played at home. Two clubs reported drastic decreases. They were the Detroit Lions, playing under new ownership, and the Philadelphia Eagles, who had a nine-game losing streak. The Lions encountered serious opposition from the Detroit Tigers during the World Series and also played in a smaller stadium than in 1939, having moved from Briggs stadium to the University of Detroit field.
rolled around the field at time likes a butterball. It may be that Lambeau will give a few of these boys another chance, but it will be at different terms. The burden of proof will be on them. Ends and backs are needed most, and it is on them that Lambeau will concentrate in the draft. One of his first choices, it it gets around to him, will be George Paskvan of Wisconsin. At any rate, the job of rebuilding begins Tuesday. After that, it will be an interesting winter...Lambeau's assertion that this was potentially the best team he has ever had is pretty well borne out in the season's final statistics. The Packers led the league in yards gained with 3,381, nosing out both the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Bears, and finished third in defense with 2,532 against them.
STEELERS ARE SOLD TO DRUG MAGNATE
DECEMBER 9 (Pittsburgh) - Sale of the franchise of the Pittsburgh Steelers to a syndicate headed by Alexis Thompson, New York drug products manufacturer, was approved tonight by the NFL. At the same time the league approved the purchase of a half interest in the Philadelphia Eagles by Arthur J. Rooney, owner of the Steelers. Bert Bell, president of the Eagles, will continue to head the Philadelphia club. The league announcement said the sale contract provided that the Pittsburgh team continue to play its home games in Pittsburgh. Bell said one half of the combined player strength of the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh teams were included along with the franchise in the sale to Thompson, but declined to name the players. Thompson said he was negotiating with Earle (Greasy) Neale, assistant coach at Yale university, to take over the head coaching assignment for the Pittsburgh team. Talk that a "czar" might be named for the league was heard earlier in the evening as the league went into session.
PRO LEAGUE BANS BAY-LION TILT AT BATON ROUGE
DECEMBER 10 (Washington) - Permission for the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions to play a special exhibition game at Baton Rouge, La., December 28 was refused today by the NFL. The league turned down the proposal on the grounds its constitution limits to three the number of post season games that may be played. Games are already scheduled at Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.