NEWS AND NOTES
GREAT FULLBACKING OF HINKLE DRAWS COMMENTS AFTER GAME
SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be - " Robert Browning was speaking the philosophy of one Rabbi Ben Ezra when he knocked off those words. For the multitudes who have been watching a football team ripen with the years, Browning
might just as well have been talking about the Green
Bay Packers. William Clarke Hinkle is not an old man
by any standards. But Mr. Hinkle now is in his ninth 
year of professional football. Slipping? Not according to
such people as Ray Flaherty, coach of the Washington
Redskins, and several of his players. The Packers
defeated the Redskins by 28 to 20 at State Fair park
Monday afternoon. Almost 15,000 persons turned out
for the exhibition. They were impressed by several new
Packers, the hard play of Washington's Frank Filchock,
Sam Baugh, Dick Todd and others. Mostly, however,
the fans and the Redskins were impressed by the play
of Packer veterans...JUST KEEPS GOING: "Hinkle
seems to keep on," Coach Flaherty said in a matter
that evidenced some wonder what was keeping the man
in motion. "For an all-around back who comes through
in every department, I'll take Hinkle." Todd, who had a
great day for himself, Baugh, Bill McChesney, veteran
end, and others in the Washington lineup, were in
agreement. It was only the third time that Todd had 
seen the Hink in action, and each time he played
against him. The first was in Dallas on Labor day a year
ago. The second was in Milwaukee in a regular league
game last season. The third was the exhibition which is
the business at hand. "I never saw anything like it," 
Todd admitted after the game. "Hinkle, Hutson, Herber,
Isbell, Mulleneaux - add them and a few others together
and you really have something." His mathematics are
are good. Add them and Russ Letlow, Buford Ray, Joe
Laws, Charles Goldenberg, Ernie Smith, William Lee,
Larry Craig and just about anyone else who can fill a
suit and the total should be touchdowns. It was in
Chicago Thursday night, and the same production 
power showed here...THERE'S SOMETHING THERE:
When a football team rolls up 73 points in two games
against two collections of really top football players, 
that team must have something besides uniforms and
happy thoughts. Take Hutson, Baugh says, "It must be
a pleasure to pitch to Hutson." Take Hinkle, who has
been mentioned here a few paragraphs back. Take
Herber. Like "Old Man River" he just keeps rolling along.
Take Isbell. Barring a hitch somewhere along the way,
he should have his best year. Take Craig. All there is to
Larry is a couple of hundred pounds of blocking brawn
and defensive end. Tom Connell, Milwaukee detective in
the city police department who has become an intense
Packer fan, put it in the vernacular of the gendarmes 
when he said, "I'm out there to see that nobody steals
anything - Hutson and Hinkle steal a ball game every 
time I come out." Carl Pawinski, who has been in the
sheriff's department for years and hopes to be the next
Milwaukee County sheriff, is strong for Goldenberg and
Eddie Jankowski, a couple of Milwaukee boys who 
came to Green Bay with the football team and made
good in the little city. Run through the lists in every type
of business that is represented in Packer fandom. They
all have their favorites. And it is a testimonial to the
judgment of Coach E.L. Lambeau that he can produce
a collection of players that the crowd can adopt without
making apologies...CAHOON SEES GAME: Ivan (Tiny)
Cahoon, the former Packer tackle and West high and
Monmouth college coach who now is head tutor for the
Milwaukee Chiefs, was an interested spectator at the
game. Cahoon brought his ball team over from a training
session to see the game. Tiny figures to have a pretty
fair ball club himself in the American league, which is a
notch down from the big circuit. He was among those
who saw in Hinkle a combination of all the elements 
that goes into great fullbacking. Cahoon, however, was
just as impressed with several of the Packer new
players and Packer reserve strength. He pointed out
that as hot as the veterans were, new men or the so-
called "second string" put in more time. He reminded
that these new players and reserves were playing 
against one of the best ball clubs in the National league,
and one that stands a good chance on winning the 
eastern division title. George Preston Marshall, who
owns the Redskins, was not too disappointed with the
showing of his team. In fact rather than make any
excuses for the loss of his outfit, he praised Hutson to
the limit and then said, "We'll take them (the Packers)
in the playoff."...EGGS AREN'T LAID: That is counting
chickens even before the eggs are laid, but it does give
impetus to a thought which has possibilities. The
Redskins are going to be hard to beat in the east. In a
discussion about Eastern division possibilities recently
Walt Kiesling figured the Redskins to nose out the
Giants for the pennant. In some departments the
Redskins looked sluggish yesterday, but potential
strength is apparent. It does not necessarily follow,
however, that because the Packers defeated the 
Redskins in an exhibition game that the folks at home
should begin to weave laurel into championship crowns.
Both Coaches Flaherty and Lambeau experimented on
an extensive scale. New faces along with the old 
popped into the lineups all the way through. Most of the
new were seen in the Packer lineup, but that may be
only because the Packer squad is that much larger 
than Washington's. The Redskins made their first cut
before coming east from their training quarters near
Spokane. A name that will become more familiar as the
season goes on is that of Bob Zimmerman, rookie
Washington halfback who the men seem to know about
such things have tabbed for a professional league 
success. Dick Todd is going to be an important factor
in what goes on in the Eastern division. And don't
discount Sam Baugh...BIOLO IS WITNESS: John Biolo,
the former Lake Forest guard who had a Packer tryout
last season, was among the spectators who saw title
possibilities in the Packer aggregation. So did Sterling
Shipla, former St. Norbert guard from Oconto who how
is with the Milwaukee Chiefs. Shipa, incidentally, along
with Bill Hickey, who used to play halfback for St.
Norbert, came in for some Cahoon praise. Perhaps
nobody in the park had more friends and well wishers
than Johnny Blood, who defied the years to return to the
gridiron in a player's role with the Packers. Johnny lost
one pass that even the Redskins would have liked to 
see him hold. Turk Edwards, Washington captain and
tackle of long service, not only was glad to see Johnny
back in action but added: "People around the league
may be seeing a lot more of Johnny than they realize
this year. He knows the game and he can play it."...
EMPLOYED BY BIDWILL: Savior Canadeo, the Chicago fight artist who made Green Bay his second home after St. Norbert college, was in the press box. Canadeo has a strong Packer sentiment, but now is employed by Charles Bidwill, owner of the Chicago Cardinals, and his allegiance may wander. Mayor Alex Biemeret of Green Bay, who has been following the team for years, is going to feel very disappointed if the Packers don't repeat for the championship. So will a lot of other people. But Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, cautions that it will be much better to take the games one by one, and bear in mind that the Chicago Bears will be on our doorstep in a couple of week. Coach Lambeau feels the same way about it.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - Notes from the preseason exhibition contest between the Packers and Washington Redskins at Milwaukee yesterday afternoon: It is now becoming apparent that the publicity glare in which the Packers have basked for so many seasons is to be intensified for the 1940 professional football campagn. More people than ever before are talking Packers, and most particularly they want to see Don Hutson catch passes. As that is the ting which the former Alabama end does best, they are being accommodated in large doses. Let us point out, along with a lot of other people who are doing the same thing, that William Clarke Hinkle apparently does not believe the rumors that he is slated for a reserve fullback spot this season. Hinkle's game at Milwaukee was one of his
best, and no follower of pro football need a fuller explanation than that.
How is Curly Lambeau going to choose among those candidates for the
blocking back position? Who would you turn loose among Bob Adkins,
Glenn Olseon, Dick Weisgerber, Herman Schneidman and Larry Craig?
We thought Weisgerber played his best ball since joining the Packers
yesterday, although he was spotty once or twice on pass defense. So
were most of his mates at the time. The Packers gave the impression
that they could score any time they wanted to and as frequently, just as
they did in the All-Star game. A highly favorable trend, if maintained...
Here's hoping that long-talked-of Milwaukee Municipal stadium goes
through eventually. State fair park is about the worst place in the United
State in which to watch a football game. A wide track separates the
gridiron from the spectators. Adding to the confusion yesterday, the
numbers of the official program were balled up, making coverage a little
hazardous...The Packers miraculously emerged from the fracas with 
only one casualty, end Harry Jacunski. Apparently Bud Jorgenson is 
carrying on with the Dave Woodward tradition. Bud is spending his first
season as Packer trainer, although he's been with the team for years.
JACUNSKI IS LONE PACKER CASUALTY FROM MONDAY TILT
SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - Harry Jacunski, former Fordham end, was the
only Green Bay Packer player to be injured in yesterday's game at
Milwaukee, Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, announced today. Jacunski
acquired a severe leg bruise, but no fracture resulted and he is expected
to resume active practice soon. The only men who will not be available
for action next Saturday night against the Kenosha Cardinals here will
be George Svendsen, center, and Frank Balazs, fullback. Guard Pete
Tinsley was kept on the bench yesterday but is about recovered from the
effects of a foot injury sustained against the All-Stars.
"THE GAME IS THE THING"
SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - The Packer-All Star game this year vaulted this
great charity event at Soldiers' field into the premier position among 
great American spectacles. We all should doff our hats to the Chicago
Tribune which originated the game and Arch Ward who has organized it
with a care for detail, color and sentiment that would do honor to a 
General Motors executive. It should be the ambition of every person to
some day include himself among the tens of thousands who look down upon this game and the wondrous pageantry of lights, song and music between halves. It is a sight far beyond the power of words or figures to describe.
FOUR PLAYERS RELEASED AS PACKERS GET BACK TO WORK FOR INVASION BY KENOSHA
SEPT 4 (Green Bay) - As he reassembled a twice-victorious Green Bay Packer football squad to prepare for next Saturday's invasion of the Kenosha Cardinals, Coach Curly Lambeau today swung the ax for the first time, lopping four names off the team's roster. He indicated that efforts will be made to make farm connections for all four, so that the Packers can keep a string on them. The first casualties via the temporary rejection method were Bob Temple, Arizona end; Warren Kilbourn, Minnesota tackle; Ed Merlin, Vanderbilt guard; and J.R. (Jim) Manley, Oklahoma guard. Temple, Merlin and Manley were making their first tries for Packer squad positions, although Merlin had seen professional experience with Brooklyn. Kilbourne was here for awhile last season, later seeing action at Kenosha. More slashes are ahead - the Packer squad totals more than 40 now and must get down to 33 for the regular season - but Coach Lambeau indicated that none is likely this week. One item requiring immediate attention is the fitting of the four All-Stars into the machinery of the Packers, and determining whether or not they'll make the grade in the NFL. George Seeman and Dick Evans, ends, were used sketchily at Milwaukee, while Lou Brock and Harold Van Every, halfbacks, didn't get into the game at all. This week they will have time to assimilate the signals further, and all are expected to be ready for exhibition next Saturday evening. The Packer casualty list, which has been surprisingly light considering the team's participation in two bruising games, appears limited to George Svendsen, center, and Frank Balazs, fullback, both of whom missed the game at Milwaukee Labor day against Washington. Harry Jacunski and Pete Tinsley, end and guard respectively, are bothered by leg and foot injuries, but are expected to be fit by Saturday, and that's the extent of the injuries. The Kenosha Cardinals are well stocked with husky young fellows who would like nothing better than to make an impression upon the Packers. The team's star is Al Christiansen, former captain of Knox college's eleven, who won Little All-America honors while at Siwash. He plays halfback. Right with Christiansen as a bulwark of the team is burly Paul Berezney, tackle, who won all-America mention at Fordham and weighs 210 pounds. The heftiest men on the squad are a couple of 235 pounders - tackles Carl Siefert of Marquette and Gene Hollister of Southwestern, both captains of their university teams. Others on the Kenosha prize list are Bob Carruthers, center and guard from Lake Forest, who was with the 1940 All-Star squad; John Biolo, Lake Forest guard who tried out with the Packers last fall; Frank Berg, Lake Forest, and Frank Soeka, Illinois Wesleyan, end who missed out for the All-Star team this year by the margin of only a few votes; and Jack Pick, Tennessee center. The Kenosha engagement will be the last for the Packers prior to the opening of their National league season against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Sept. 15.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 4 (Green Bay) - Brushing aside a victory for the Kenosha Cardinals over the Packers as something that shouldn't happen in a hundred years, you can't so easily handle the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay's first regularly scheduled National league opponent, who are billed at City stadium a week from Sunday. From a distance, this game seems loaded with dynamite. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers admits he's greatly impressed by the caliber of the improved Philadelphia team. Ray Flaherty of the Washington Redskins says the Eagles are "a much better club". Steve Owen of the New York Giants says "Philadelphia may be one-two in our (Eastern) division." Dutch Clark, pilot of the Cleveland professional Renaissance, adds "the Eagles may be the surprise team of the East." Potsy Clark of the Detroit Lions hesitates to pick a champion, but his inference is plain as he says: "The Philadelphia Eagles, with Davey O'Brien and more veteran material, could slip in and win the title if any of the other clubs have a letdown." Bert Bell, leader of the Quaker City gridiron forces, says he won't rate the Eagles. But he has been bragging all winter concerning their potential strength, and since last season he has acquired two men who were starting tackles with other National league teams last fall - Thompson of the Chicago Bears and George of the Detroit Lions. Catching the Packers after a string of three preseason victories, and throwing them for a decided loss, would be Bell's idea of the perfect way to start his season. And it must be admitted that the chance is there. This is a game which officials of the Packer football corporation ardently hope will attract more than the eight or ten thousand who usually attend home games of the Packers when the opponent is not the Chicago Bears or Detroit Lions, the only teams which have drawn consistently at City stadium...The growing attendance totals at Milwaukee - 15,000 for an exhibition game last Monday - has made corporation officials anxious to register a corresponding growth in figures here at Green Bay, for obvious reasons. It is desired to fill the stadium not twice, but four times, and to make advisable its eventual enlargement. The Packers never have filled City stadium to its entire capacity since the place was enlarged the last time. With the great starting impetus the 1940 season has received, it is probable that at least the two big games - Bears and Lions - will sell out the house. But the Packers need large crowds for the Eagles and Cleveland Rams as well. Professional football is major league stuff.
CHIEFS PREPARE TO FACE GUNNER TEAM
SEPT 4 (Milwaukee) - Strengthened by the addition of player-coach Win Pederson, the Milwaukee Chiefs were put through a four-hour practice yesterday by Coach Tiny Cahoon. Pederson, 1939 Minnesota university grid captain and a member of the All-Star team that played the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field last Thursday, will be line coach of the Chiefs. Timing was the main problem to be solved and Coach Cahoon had three units practicing for three hours. The Chiefs were scheduled for a contact session today in preparation for their game Sunday with the St. Louis Gunners.
TACKLE SMITH LEAVES PACKERS
SEPT 4 (Green Bay) - Ernie Smith, veteran tackle on the Green Bay Packer football team, will leave the squad Wednesday night for a business trip to California, and according to reports prevalent here, he will not return to the team. Smith has announced that his insurance business on the west coast demands his presence for two weeks and that he will return at the end of that time. However, Coach Curly Lambeau, who was much surprised by Smith's action, is not at all sure that Smith will return, or that he will allow him to rejoin the squad if he does come back. Smith, starting his fifth season, is one of the leading goal kickers on the Packer squad. To fill the gap left by his absence, Lambeau will shift Charley Schultz to right tackle, and use Fred Shirey at left tackle. Releases were given to J.R. Manley, Oklahoma, and Ed Merlin, Vanderbilt, guards; Warren Kilbourne, Minnesota, tackle, and Bob Temple, Arizona, halfback....A daughter was born in St. Vincent's hospital here Monday night to Mr. and Mrs. Andy Uram. Uram, whose wife was Dorothy Dale of Minneapolis, is a halfback on the Green Bay Packers.
POLITICAL TRESPASS ON FOOTBALL
SEPT 4 (Green Bay) - The violence of the protests of the American citizenry against the substitution of Mr. Wallace' acceptance speech for the running story of the Green Bay Packer-All Star game must not be rated of much consequence in the matter of votes because it is not. It merits observation, however, for other reasons. America had long planned the evening of the 29th of August. With the aid of the three great broadcasting systems a citizen was fixed to get his story, and get it hot, all the way from Seattle to Key West. His pipe was lit and more tobacco was handy. The beer bottle was open at his side. His heart was up 30 beats and about to go higher. In fact he had entered actively into the game himself and was sort of hovering over the field prepared to watch the critical attempt at a goal when Henry the Wallace arose to explain how he with only one man in his favor for the nomination had become a candidate for vice president and that Hitler had started out in a rowboat from Hamburg. No wonder the American citizen flew into a rage. At an appropriate time he would have listened with patience and amusement if not respect, but he had a certain sense of proportion and an idea of fitness of things. That speech was about as appropriate at that particular time as Lionel Barrymore's recitation of Scrooge on the Fourth of July. The incident shows hos arrogant these New Dealers have become and how they are likely to continue bungling since they have lost the services of Mr. Farley who was skilled and smart. But it isn't even instance of this character that will send Mr. Wallace back to the seed business although the extreme annoyance indicated by the citizenry may reveal a basic hostility not otherwise dicoverable.
ALL-STAR IMPORTS FACE BRISK WORKOUT WITH PACKERS AGAINST KENOSHA
SEPT 5 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers returned to steady work today following their two stiffest preseason appearances, and are drilling in preparation for next Saturday night's invasion of the Kenosha Cardinals. The Cardinals and Packers will collide at City
stadium at 8 o'clock, in what will be Green Bay's last
home exhibition contest of the season. Eight days later
the Packers will launch their National league schedule
against the Philadelphia Eagles here. The Packers had
an idle day yesterday, save for a few men who were
called into a special afternoon session to absorb 
signals. The group included those who have been
missing assignments occasionally, and the four recent
arrivals from the Chicago All-Star squad - halfbacks Hal
Van Every and Lou Brock, and ends George Seaman
and Dick Evans. In addition to the absence of the four
candidates who were shaved from the squad yesterday -
Jim Manley, Ed Merlin, Bob Temple and Warren
Kilbourne - the Packer roster lost a veteran, as Ernie
Smith left for Los Angeles in response to a business
summons. Coach Lambeau professed disappointment
at Smith's departure and whether or not the goal kicking
left tackle would return remained a mystery. Smith
himself seemed to feel that he'd be back but Lambeau's
only comment was that "after two weeks away from the
squad, he'd have a tough time getting back in the
routine." To take in the slack from Smith's absence,
Lambeau switched two tackles around, moving Fred
Shirey to the right side of the line and transferring
Charley Schultz to left. This, the Packer coach inferred,
should work out all right. "I feel that Schultz is more of
a left tackle type than right," he commented, "and Fred
should fit in well at the right tackle position." Green Bay
fans will get their first real glimpses of the All-Stars
Saturday night, as Lambeau gives Seamann, Van Every,
Lou Brock and Evans a thorough test against Kenosha's
tough little team. The Packer squad must suffer a
couple more drastic personnel cuts, and if any of the 
four importations from the All-American team can't
make the grade, Lambeau wants to know about it
immediately. There will be no further releases until after
the Kenosha game, he said...SEEK 3RD IN ROW: The
Packers, with two highly successful exhibition games
behind them, are gunning for their third straight against
the Cardinals, a Midwest league representative. The
Kenosha team is not small, and it does not lack 
experience, although it can't be placed in the class of Washington, the Packers' most recent opponent. Lambeau hopes that Saturday's game can be used a further testing ground for his new material, but the determination of the Cardinals to make an impression on the National league champions may force him to use his veterans earlier than he plans. The Packer reserves did great work against Washington last Monday. Although they were pushed about freely and yielded a lot of yardage on passes, they stubbornly refused to permit a score for the entire first period, and gave the men who had worked hardest in the All-Star game a gratefully received rest.
BAY SUBS GET CHANCE
SEPT 5 (Green Bay) - Saturday's exhibition here with the Kenosha Cardinals will be the proving test for his four college all-stars, Coach Curly Lambeau promised today. The game also will provide the first chance for other recruits, who saw no action in the Packer victories over the All-Stars and Washington Redskins, to display their wares. The fans will see these All-Stars in professional action for the initial time Saturday night: Lou Brock and Hal Van Every, halfbacks, and Dick Evans and George Seamann, ends. Four players were dropped from the oversized squad yesterday, but Lambeau said no more rejection slips will be doled out until after the exhibition.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FINALLY GETS RESERVES FOR FIRST TEAM
SEPT 5 (Philadelphia) - If the champs figure on a pushover come the 15th against the Philadelphia Eagles, they'd best banish the thought right now. That's because Brother Bert Bell, who coaches when he's not taking tickets or trading players, has built himself a hungry ball club this year which shouldn't be a breeze for anybody, the Packers included. Main reason why the Green Bay bruisers will be in for an interesting afternoon is that great little guy who looks like he sneaked in by mistake, Davey O'Brien. Little Davey did right well last year when he set a league mark by completing 18 passes against the Packers on a chill afternoon here in huge Municipal stadium. Then, you'll recall, he went himself one better a week later when he connected on 21 against the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field. This fall little David who is about the size of a East High second stringer, has been rejoined by a playmate of yore from Texas Christian university. The playmate is Don (Not So) Looney, who towers some six foot three and who gathers in the sphere not unlike Don Hutson. Once he has taken the egg to his bosom Don (Eagles' version) knows just where he's going, as witness the fact that last week he and David collaborated on two touchdown plays that ate up 74 and 37 yards, respectively, faster than a politician can take a bribe...THIS SOUNDS FAMILIAR: Conservative folks, we Philadelphians, we still are getting ready to tout the O'Brien-Looney combination as another Herber to Hutson scoring threat. But don't get the idea that Looney is the only chap who will be out there on his way to market with a basket to gather them in when O'Brien starts producing. You'll see an old friend, Les McDonald, who played with the Bears the last three years, all six foot four inches of him, and you should know by this time that Les has sticky fingers when the apple's in the air and aimed in his direction. Some more old pals will pop up when the Eagles gallop out on the City stadium turf. Since last fall Bell has acquired Milt Trost and Russ Thompson from the Bears to plug his tackle spots. He also picked up Dick Bassi, an erstwhile Bear, who has been attending the guard chores in fine shape in the early camp games. The Cleveland Rams contributed Chuck Cerundolo to give Bert depth at center and the Detroit Lions sent Ray George here to assist at tackle. Those trades gave Bert just what he has needed the last few years to make his club a contender. The Eagles, as any of the Packer players will affirm, were all right last fall as long as they had the first team in there. But when Curly Lambeau and Steve Owen and some of the others tossed in wholesale replacements Bert could counter only with inexperienced rookies who couldn't keep the pace. That's why the Eagles lost their ball games...THEY'RE TWO DEEP: But now Bell has 'em two and three deep at each position, mostly players with the necessary pro league experience to make a winner and the other owners in the Eastern division are running up the storm warnings. That old master, Bill Hewitt, who will remain on the sidelines this year, has given the club his stamp of approval. "They ought to take the Packers like we used to when I was with the Bears," Old Offsides allowed with a playful wink and his tongue in his cheek. Let's pause right there, though, if you think Bell expects to win ball games just because he's got two veteran lines. Forget it, because he's added a few shifty rookie backs to his veterans and they'll give everybody trouble. One of the brightest in an earnest soul men call Elmer. Hackney's the last name and at Kansas State the last three years they also referred to him as "The One Man Gang" because he was not gentle when he took the ball and started lugging it for the foe's goal...HE'S A HURRICANE: "Where's Elmer?" rival linemen, coining an American Legion slogan, usually asked dazedly after the hurricane had struck. And in this day of the "secret weapon" Bert Bell has one, too. To let you in on the secret at no extra charge the weapon's name is Foster Watkins, who arrived unsung from down the Panhandle way when the Eagles started practice several weeks ago. But the fans soon took notice of young Mister Wilkins when he began to peg the pill around the premises. He throws them long and he throws them short and more often than not he connects. Watkins is bigger than O'Brien, all of eight pounds, He weighs 158. Other backs who have shown a lot in training are Buckin' Joe Bukant, a rough man who has been with the club in other years, Dick Riffle, the one time Albright Little All-American who fizzled in his first try two years ago, but who came back this fall with a bang, and Johnny (King) Cole who has picked up weight and determination since he graduated into the pro ranks from St. Joseph's college here in Billy Pennville. It's a hungry ball club Bert Bell will field this season. They've been kicked around for a couple of years but the idea currently spreading up and down Broad street is that this is the Eagles' year. Possibly the Packers' all around strength and experience will prove too much and win out for the champs in the end, but you can believe this humble correspondent from the land of the Friend and the Quaker, the Eagles will put on a very brilliant exhibition and they may pull you right out of the pews by spilling the champs on their talented haunches.
VAN EVERY PASSING TO BE TESTED AGAINST KENOSHA SATURDAY EVENING
SEPT 6 (Green Bay) - A thorough test for the slinging arm of Hal Van Every, once of Minnesota, late of the All-Stars and currently of the Green Bay Packers, appeared in prospect yesterday as the team dipped into the air, preparing for its exhibition test against the Kenosha Cardinals at City stadium tomorrow evening. Van Every's forward passing brought comments of approval from Coach Curly Lambeau, who indicated that the ex-Gopher halfback, now working on the left side of the Green Bay backfield, may be the man needed to supplement Cecil Isbell and Arnold Herber in the Green Bay bombing campaign. Van Every will be given a going over tomorrow night, probably rating a starting position, and so will his three companions from the Chicago All-Star team - right halfback Lou Brock of Purdue, ends George Seemans of Nebraska and Dick Evans of Iowa. The largest Packer squad in history, totaling 45, will take the field against the Cardinals. "Kenosha is a team we should defeat," Lambeau said, "but we will not spare the veterans if the Cardinals prove stronger than expected. After all, they have been playing in the American league, along with the St. Louis Gunners and Cincinnati Bengals, and they appear on a par with the Milwaukee Chiefs. This means that a severe Packer letdown might be dangerous." All four of the recently acquired All-Stars now have absorbed their signals and are ready for competition. All will see plenty of action Saturday night, as Lambeau must trim his squad by some nine or ten players within a couple of weeks, and if anyone can't make the grade, it is desirable to know it immediately. Officials for the game will be Verne Lewellen, Nebraska, referee; Ed Bannan, Chicago, umpire; H.L. Woodin, Marquette, headlinesman; and F.L. Earpe, Monmouth, field judge. The Packer squad was augmented by one today with the arrival of Phil Riddick, giant Fordham end, who was a sensation on defense against the New York Giants in the Eastern All-Star game Wednesday night. Riddick stands two inches over six feet and weighs 225 pounds besides being exceptionally fast for such a big fellow. He isn't likely to see action as soon as tomorrow night, but he will be assimilated into the Packer machine in ample time for work against the greatly improved Eagles a week from Sunday. Coach Lambeau has about decided on a starting lineup. Subject to minor changes, it probably will consist of Seemann at left end, Champ Seibold at left tackle, Lou Midler at left guard, Tom Greenfield at center, Smiley Johnson at right guard, Fred Shirey at right tackle, Evans at right end, Bob Adkins at blocking quarterback, Van Every at left half, Lou Brock at right half and Larry Buhler at fullback. This is essentially the same team which started against the Washington Redskins at Milwaukee last Monday. There have been no additional casualties, which means that the only Packers who won't see action against Kenosha will be George Svendsen, center, and Frank Balazs, fullback. Kenosha invades Green Bay with a squad totaling more than 30, and in the class of football it plays, a strong outfit. Represented on the Cardinal roster, in addition to several boys from Kenosha high school who grew up directly into pro football, are men from Notre Dame, De Paul, Loyola, Illinois Wesleyan, Southwestern, Fordham, Marquette, Millikin, Montana and Tennessee universities, and Lake Forest, Oshkosh State, Knox, Whitewater and Carroll colleges. One of the Carroll representatives is Art Buck, the shifty halfback who won all-state honors on gridiron, cage and track while with the Pioneers. Buck tried out with the Packers in 1938, and it looked as though he might make the grade, but he was offered an assistant coaching post at Carroll, and decided to take it. More recently, he has been accepted into the United States army air corps, and pending arrivals of his orders for training camp, he has cast his lot with Kenosha. Buck is one of the neatest bits of machinery to come out of state college circles in some time, and in addition is a fine forward passer.
BUCK'S SIGNING CHEERS CARDS
SEPT 6 (Kenosha) - Three scrimmage this week have been highly beneficial to the Kenosha Cardinal football purveyors as they eye their first encounter of the season, an exhibition scheduled against the Packers at Green Bay, Saturday night. Coaches John Reis and Perry Lippert, aided by John Biolo, the former Lake Forest college guard who has a tryout with Green Bay before coming here last season, are confident the squad will make things interesting for some of the rookie material Coach Curly Lambeau plans to insert in the Packers battlefront before dropping the ax again as the National league race gets underway. The recent signing of Art Buck, scoring dynamo from Carroll college, has given the backfield real class and speed. Buck, who recently resigned as an assistant coach at the Waukesha school to enlist in the United States army air corps, will remain with the Cards until he gets the call to colors. He co-starred last season with Obbie Novakosky, former Lawrence star now with the Milwaukee Chiefs, and his best performance was 28 points against the Louisville Tanks in an American Professional league issue. The coaching staff is working with a squad of 36 players, but a probable starting lineup will not be available until after the final workout Thursday night. The roster includes a host of players who starred on their college varsities, some at large schools and others at smaller institutions, and many sections of the country are represented. Beef, speed and height are in abundance and the general belief here is that the Cards will turn out stronger, better balanced team than last year for action in the American pro league. This year Kenosha is operating independently and will engage leading clubs in the new American Pro circuit. The Columbus Bullies come here Sept. 18 for the home opener.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 6 (Green Bay) - With greater success than seemed possible at the time they were scheduled, the preseason games of the Green Bay Packers have developed into outstanding testing grounds for the new material the team will require for its 1940 NFL campaign. Granted that Clarke Hinkle still ranks with the best fullbacks of the league, that Milt Gantenbein can hold his own at end, that Arnold Herber is still pitching strikes and that Don Hutson is at the peak of his great career, the fact nevertheless remains that these men are not going to be able to play professional football until they retire on Social Security. Sooner or later, replacements must be found. Ordinarily you would not expect contests against the College All-Stars and the Washington Redskins to afford much of a chance for reserve work. They sound more like engagements requiring the utmost a team can offer in veteran material and experienced tactics. Both developed otherwise. The Packers attained against the All-Stars a margin sufficient to permit latitude in the matter of making substitutions, and when they met Washington, the so-called reserves were able to hold off the Redskins, and even to score on them. Men who have sat much of the season on the bench, without getting a satisfactory test for fear of handicapping a National league campaign, already have performed under the coach's eye. The roster can be trimmed much more freely and with more certainty than if the judgments were made purely upon performance in practice sessions. The new men who returned from the All Star game haven't had their chance yet, and according to Coach Lambeau, they'll get them against the Kenosha Cardinals here tomorrow night. The group includes a pair of ends, George Seemann and Dick Evans, and two halfbacks, Hal Van Every and Lou Brock. Phil Riddick, a big wingman from Fordham, probably won't get in there until the game with the Philadelphia Eagles Sept. 15. Nine, ten or eleven more Packers must be lopped off the 1940 squad before it is reduced to the total required by league regulations. The first batch wasn't hard to eliminate, but each succeeding group will get tougher. That's why the Packers were fortunate to be able to try out their young material extensively in their first two preseason games, without suffering the ignominy of defeat.
BUD SVENDSEN SENT TO DODGERS BY BAYS
SEPT 6 (Green Bay) - In a direct deal with the Brooklyn Dodgers Coach Curly Lambeau today gave them Bud Svendsen, veteran center, but would not disclose who the Packers will receive in exchange from Brooklyn. Meanwhile, as Svendsen packed, a newcomer, Phil Raddick, Fordham end who starred defensively against New York in the Eastern All-Star game Wednesday unpacked. The Packers, who do not play the Dodgers this season, boast three centers, Svendsen's older brother, George, Tom Greenfield and Charley Brock. Lambeau is looking forward to tomorrow night's exhibition with the Kenosha Cardinals here. He is planning especially on seeing what his new All Star recruit, Hal Van Every, can do in the way of passing. Club officials are hopeful that Van Every may be good enough to team up with Don Hutson, Arnold Herber and Cecil Isbell for the regular games. Kenosha is bringing a squad of 31 for the exhibition.
EXHIBITION - Green Bay Packers 28, Washington Redskins 20
Monday September 2nd 1940 (at Milwaukee)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(MILWAUKEE) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers ran the risk of giving his young material a thorough test under big league fire at State fair park here Monday afternoon, and the experiment was a howling success. With most of the men who carried the burden against the College All-Stars last Thursday sitting under wraps for much of the playing time, the Packers walloped the Washington Redskins, 28 to 20, in an exhibition contest and made it look easy. The veterans did the scoring, but it was the younger players who wrestled with the Redskins most of the afternoon, and out of the program came some fancy performances. On the debit side of the ledger was the undeniable fact that the Packers looked terrible on pass defense. The Redskins completed 26 forwards to gain 262 yards through the atmosphere, with Sammy Baugh and Frank Filchock throwing strikes consistently to ends and backs who usually weren't covered adequately. On the credit side was the good old Green Bay passing attack itself, capable of matching any similar activity on the part of the opposition, and while the Packers threw only 18 passes, two of them were to Don Hutson and Joe Laws for touchdowns. As might be expected, the Packers were nowhere near the flaming peak they displayed against the All-Stars, but the Redskins also were far from fired up. Despite the occasional listlessness, the contest was a better ball game than usually is displayed as an exhibition affair, and it was witnessed by 14,798. Most of the Packers saw action. Among the newcomers Howard (Smiley) Johnson contributed some aggressive and effective guard play, Bob Adkins and Glenn Olson both were strong at the defensive end-blocking quarterback assignments. Fred Shirey was strong at left tackle and Dick Evans had his moments at end. Clarke Hinkle, the Bucknell fireball who has stopped counting his seasons of professional football, pounded around end for 37 yards and another Packer touchdown, while the fourth was made by Andy Uram on a spring through the line from the 8-yard line. Ernie Smith kicked three extra points and Hutson one to complete the Packer scoring.
TODD GOES AROUND
Dick Todd scored two of the Redskins' touchdown, Bob Masterson getting the other. Extra points were booted by Bob Russell and Masterson. The Packers scarcely got their hands on the ball during the first period, when the Redskins decisively outplayed the Green Bay reserves couldn't score on them. Time and again Washington launched drives toward Green Bay's goal line, but every time alert and sturdy defensive play broke up the threats, giving the Packer veterans a grand opportunity to rest up on the bench. Right after the first kickoff Baugh blazed away with a furious series of forward passes, and the Redskins penetrated to the Packer 18-yard line, where Green Bay braced and took over on downs. Passes and running plays by Baugh brought the ball right back again, and the Redskins punched down to the 4-yard stripe. Four successive pokes at the line failed, and again the Packer reserves took possession of the ball.
PUNTS RIGHT OUT
Herber had to punt right out, and the play remained in Green Bay territory. Todd's running and Frank Filchock's passing moved the ball steadily closer to the Wisconsin team's goal, but a 15-yard holding penalty cramped the Redskins, and finally a fourth down pass fell incomplete over the goal line, again giving Green Bay the ball on downs. A pass interception by Wilbur Moore, who returned the ball to the Packer 41-yard line late in the first period, set the stage for the first Wisconsin touchdown. Three deadly forward passes by Filchock brought the goal in sight, and from the 8-yard line Todd slipped into left tackle, cut back sharply and ignored half a dozen Packers on his trip to the last stripe. Bo Russell kicked the extra point, giving the Redskins a lead of 7 to 0. As usual, the Packers recoiled sharply from the enemy score, taking the next kickoff and marching 51 yards to tie the count.
LAWS CARRIES BALL
Joe Laws did most of the ball toting. After returning the kickoff 24 yards, he inserted an 18-yard dash for one first down, and Jimmy Lawrence added another on a 12-yard buck. A 15-yard holding penalty checked the advance momentarily, but with the ball on the 24-yard line, the Packers struck suddenly. Laws raced over the goal line, turned and grabbed Lawrence's forward pass, as Milt Gantenbein loitered on the stripe, pulling in the defensive backfield with a perfect decoy. Todd and Turner got a great glimpse of the play but couldn't stop it, and Ernie Smith added the extra point to make the score 7 to 0. A few plays later Bull Irwin intercepted Lawrence's forward pass on the Green Bay 26-yard line, and the stage was set for another Washington score. Steady line plunging by rookies Zimmeman and Seymour ate up the distance to the goal, and with the ball on the Packer 10-yard stripe Zimmerman flipped a pass over center to Masterson, who scored the touchdown standing up. Masterson also added the extra point and Washington was back in front, 14 to 7.
MARCH 67 YARDS
The Packers pulled up their socks and went to work, marching 67 yards to score after the next kickoff. Line smashes by Larry Buhler, accurate passing by Lawrence and Dick Weisgerber set the ball on the Washington 35-yard line, first down. Andy Uram added three at the line, and then Hutson galloped down to the 23-yard line and picked the ball out of the air while standing among a group of interested Redskins. The touchdown looked too easy, as Hutson tore past Todd, reputedly the fastest back in the league, pulled in Herber's deadly toss and continued over the goal line. Ernie Smith's extra point tied the score at 14-all, and only a few plays remained before the end of the half. The Redskins penetrated as far as the Packer 27, early in the second half, only to be stopped by superior line play, and after Todd's punt was returned by Jim Gillette to the Green Bay 11, there occurred the play of the game.
THROWS 60-YARD PASS
Not surprisingly, it involved Don Hutson. Isbell, dropping back near the goal line, turned loose a colossal forward pass which soared 60 yards through the air and was captured in a juggling off-balance catch by Hutson, who fell on the Washington 35-yard line to complete a gain of 54 yards. The Packers nearly scored on the next play, when Carl Mulleneaux got past Filchock, but the speeding end couldn't hang onto the ball and eventually Green Bay was forced to try a field goal. Booted by Hinkle from the 40-yard line, it almost worked, but the ball rebounded from the posts and Washington took possession. The Redskins worked out a ways, but the Packer line was fighting hard, and they soon had to punt. A snappy return of 25 yards by Isbell, who was given vital support by Gillette's interference, brought the ball to the 50-yard line, from which point the Packers marched in to score. Hinkle's line thrust two yards and Isbell went back to pass. Finding his receivers covered, he broke loose for a 15-yard gain, setting the ball on the 37-yard stripe, first down. Johnny Blood was in the game, and the Packers executed a play designed to gain yardage with Johnny on the receiving end, but the veteran halfback dropped the ball.
AROUND END TO SCORE
Then came another great play. Hinkle circled left end, following crashing interference set up Larry Craig and Buckets Goldenberg. The blockers carved out the path and Hinkle followed it perfectly, cutting back to take advantage of another smashing block by Mulleneaux, who cleared the final path to the goal line. The Packer fullback steamed over the stripe to complete his 37-yard run with a touchdown, to which Hutson added the extra point. This gave Green Bay a lead of 21 to 14. The Packers capitalized on alert football a few minutes later, when a bad pass from center or a mixup in assignments sent a loose ball skipping around on the Washington 21-yard stripe, where Gantnebein flopped on it for Green Bay. 
URAM GOES OVER
Uram and HInkle moved the pill to the 8-yard line in two potent line thrusts, and Uram broke through for the final stretch, reaching the end zone standing up for a touchdown. Ernie Smith kicked the extra point, and the Packer lead was 28 to 14. On the last play of the third period Herber and Uram stuck together on a 29-yard gain on a forward pass, bringing the ball to the Washington 33-yard line. The campaign reached the 26, where a fourth down forward pass was incomplete and the Redskins took the ball on downs. Washington roared down the field, but a likely drive ended when Lou Midler recovered a fumble for Green Bay on the Packer 8-yard stripe. The Redskins came back after Lawrence was rushed by Wee Willie Wilkin, and delivered a crooked punt, but again the Packers braced and regained the ball on their own 10-yard line. Filchock's passes led the way for a 42-yard touchdown march by the Redskins near the end of the game. The play was a pass from Filchock to Todd, good for 11 yards and a touchdown, to which Irwin tried to add the extra point, but failed as Evans blocked the kick. Two plays later the game ended.
WASHINGTON -  0 14  0  6 - 20
GREEN BAY  -  0 14 14  0 - 28
2nd - WASH - Dick Todd, 8-yard run (Bo Russell kick) WASHINGTON 7-0
2nd - GB - Joe Laws, 23-yard pass from Jimmy Lawrence (Ernie Smith kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - WASH - Bob Masterson, 10-yard pass from Roy Zimmerman (Masterson kick) WASHINGTON 14-7
2nd - GB - Don Hutson, 23-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Smith kick) TIED 14-14
3rd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 37-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
3rd - GB - Andy Uram, 8-yard run (Smith kick) GREEN BAY 28-14
4th - WASH - Todd, 12-yard pass from Frank Filchock (Kick blocked) GREEN BAY 28-20
ABOUT 10 MEN STILL FACING RELEASES FROM PACKER SQUAD
​SEPT 7 (Green Bay) - One guard, two ends, two blocking backs, two left halfbacks, two right halfbacks and perhaps a tackle must be lopped off the roster of the Green Bay Packers to bring the squad list to the level required by the NFL. Coach Curly Lambeau today indicated that the remaining slashes will be made after tonight's exhibition contest with the Kenosha Cardinals. The release of Earl (Bud) Svendsen to Brooklyn left Green Bay with three centers, and all of them are likely to remain for the season. They are George Svendsen, formerly of Minnesota, Charley Brock of Nebraska and Tom Greenfield of Arizona. Lambeau also has indicated that he intends to keep all four of his fullbacks, which means that immediately there is noting for Eddie Jankowski, Clarke Hinkle, Larry Buhler and
Frank Balazs to worry about. Balazs, however, is out 
with a shoulder injury and cannot be counted upon for
steady service during the next few weeks. A similar
casualty situation exists among the centers, where 
George Svendsen is out of action with a leg injury from
which he appears to be recovering rapidly. The centers
and fullback, then, are set. Perhaps the tackles are too
although that depends upon whether or not Lambeau
decides to shift Lou Midler, former Gopher, to that
position from guard. If Midler stays at guard - and the
coach's mind isn't made up yet regarding his eventual
playing spot - the present list of six tackles may stay
intact, at least for the present. It includes Baby Ray of
Vanderbilt, Champ Seibold of Wisconsin, Paul Kell of
Notre Dame, Bill Lee of Alabama, Charley Schultz of
Minnesota and Fred Shirey of Nebraska...GUARDS 
ARE STRONGER: The Packers now have six guards,
and one of them probably will be released, unless
Midler moves to tackle. The current guard crop consists
of Buckets Goldenberg, Wisconsin; Russell Letlow, San
Francisco; Smiley Johnson, Georgia; Tiny Engbretsen,
Northwestern; Gust Zarnas, Ohio State; and Pete
Tinsley, Georgia. Two ends will be turned loose after the
Kenosha game. Those released will be taken from the
present staff of eight wingman, and at present the 
choice appears to be a difficult one. Packer ends 
include Milt Gantebein, Wisconsin; Carl Mulleneaux,
Utah State; Don Hutson, Alabama; Connie Mack Berry,
North Carolina State; Harry Jacunski, Fordham; George
Seemann, Nebraska, and Phil Riddick, Fordham..KEEP
THREE BLOCKING BACKS: The rest of the problem
involves the backfield. The Packers have five blocking
quarterbacks, and only three of them will remain. The
selection will be made from among Larry Craig, South
Carolina; Bob Adkins, Marshall; Dick Weisgerber,
Williamette; Herman Schneidman, Iowa; and Glenn
(Red) Olson, Iowa. Only three of Green Bay's five left
halfbacks will remain. From among Hal Van Every,
Minnesota; Cecil Isbell, Purdue; Andy Uram, Minnesota;
Bettie Feathers, Tennessee; and Jimmy Lawrence, 
Texas Christian, will be chosen two for the ax. The 
same situation exists among the right halfbacks. Three
will be kept from among Lou Brock, Purdue; Joe Laws,
Iowa; Arnold Herber, Regis; Jim Gillette, Virginia; and
Johnny Blood, St. Thomas. Blood is expected to be in
uniform for the Packers tonight for the last time.
​KENOSHA CARDINALS BATTLE PACKERS HERE
TONIGHT
SEPT 7 (Green Bay) - Backed by several hundred loyal
boosters, who were to arrive by special train late this afternoon, the Kenosha Cardinals will step onto the turf of City stadium at 8 o'clock tonight with the intention of making an impression upon the Green Bay Packers, champions of the professional football world. This game, the last exhibition contest in which the Packers will appear before the opening of their National league schedule against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Sept. 15, will afford Coach Curly Lambeau a final opportunity to test his 1940 candidates, before the acid fire of league competition. Both staring lineups are set. The invading Cardinals will shove off with a husky assortment, including Clem Naughton, De Paul, and Frank Berg, Lake Forest, at ends; Paul Berezney, Fordham, and Gene Hollister, Southwestern, tackles; Dave Braden, Marquette, and John Biolo, Lake Forest, guards; Jack Pick, Tennessee, center; Harry Leysenaar, Marquette, quarterback; Al Christiansen, Knox, and Art Horne, Kenosha, halfbacks, and Dan Koster, Marquette, fullback. The Packers will shove off with George Seemann, Nebraska, and Dick Evans, Iowa, at ends; Champ Seibold, Wisconsin, and Fred Shirey, Nebraska, at tackles; Lou Midler, Minnesota, and Smiley Johnson, Georgia, at guards; Tom Greenfield, Arizona, at center; Bob Adkins at blocking quarterback; Hal Van Every and John Blood at halfbacks, and Larry Buhler at fullback. This team, which except for the All-Stars, is similar to that which started against Washington last Monday, looks well capable of holding off the visiting Cardinals, but should things turn menacing Lambeau is prepared to rush in his veterans at a moment's notice. Very probably tonight's engagement will mark the last appearance in a Green Bay uniform of Johnny Blood, for many years one of the team's backfield mainstays. Thirty Kenosha players will be in uniform and seven additional men will be present, ready to don suits if need be. The squad arrived via North Western railway at 2:40 this afternoon and is headquartered at the Hotel Northland...SVENDSEN TO BROOKLYN: The shifting of Bud Svendsen to Brooklyn came as a surprise to many Packer fans. The former Minnesota center, whose brother George is a ranking member of the Packer team, was starting his third season as a Packer, not counting an appearance in the 1938 playoff game against New York. Bud is married and has a son, Mike. Coach Lambeau expressed satisfaction yesterday at the appearance of Phil Riddick, giant end from Fordham university, who joined the Packers after distinguishing himself in the Eastern All-Star game against the New York Giants. Riddick played 45 minutes of football in that game and was a defensive standout. Green Bay fans aren't likely to get a glimpse of him tonight, but he will be on tap for the league opener against the Eagles here a week from tomorrow. The Philadelphia squad will arrive on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa at 4:35 Monday afternoon, and will work out here every day thereafter until Sunday's game.
CARDINALS, STEELERS TO OPEN SCHEDULE SUNDAY
SEPT 7 (Chicago) - The NFL officially will begin its 1940 championship campaign tomorrow afternoon, when the Chicago Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers tangle at Forbes field, Pittsburgh, in the first game of the 55-game schedule. This skirmish is the only championship contest scheduled this week, but the title scramble will be on in earnest next week, with five games down for decision, four on Sunday afternoon and the fifth Friday night. When these five games have been written into the records, nine of the ten league teams will have made their debuts in title competition. The Chicago Bears will be the last league team to engage in championship traffic. They will not open their title drive until they meet the world's champion Packers in Green Bay Sunday, Sept. 22. Oddly enough, tomorrow's game brings together a pair of teams, which are regarded as dark horse threats in their respective divisions, the Cardinals in the West and the Steelers in the East. The Redbirds will be making their first start under their new coach, Jimmy Conzelman, who has succeeded Ernie Nevers. They did not engage in any preseason exhibition contest which might be used a yard-stick for gauging their capabilities. Conzelman has adopted a new offense for the Cardinals, which is basically the Rockne system. Also, he has shaken up the personnel of the squad pretty thoroughly...COACHED TITLE TEAM: Conzelman's team cannot be regarded lightly, despite these rather confusing procedures. It is a matter of record that he coached the old Providence Steamrollers to the league championship in 1928. Last year his Washington university team won the Missouri Valley conference championship. Walter Kiesling will be beginning his first season as head coach of the Steelers when they step out to battle the Cardinals. He supplanted John Blood McNally in midseason last year and the team showed steady improvement under his guidance. Further proof that Kiesling has succeeded in making the Steelers a force to reckon with was offered in evidence last week when they edged out a surprising 10 to 9 victory over the mighty Bears in a preseason exhibition game at Erie, Pa...OBTAINED HANK BRUDER: During the offseason, Kiesling managed to separate four talented and seasoned players from rival league teams. Boyd Brumbaugh, Duquesne fullback; Hank Bruder, Northwestern blocking back; Billy Patterson, Baylor passing wizard, and Frank Sullivan, Loyola (New Orleans) center, make up this group. The Steelers obtained Brumbaugh from Brooklyn, Patterson and Sullivan from the Bears, and Bruder from the Packers. In addition, Kiesling has picked up several fine rookies, who figure to be important factors in his plans later in the season. Conzelman, too, has made several deals, which were designed to add strength to the Cardinals where they needed it the most. The Cardinal coach is a bit pessimistic about his team's chances during the early part of the campaign. However, he is confident that the Redbirds will improve as they go along and figures he will be able to
tip over some of the teams which harbor title aspirations 
before the season ends. The Cardinals acquired Ed
Beinor, Notre Dame tackle, and Joe Kuharich, Notre
Dame guard, from Brooklyn in exchange for draft rights
on George Cafego, Tennessee back, and Ben Kish, Pitt
back. They obtained a badly needed passer by trading
Stan Anderson, Stanford tackle, to the Cleveland Rams
for Hugh McCullough, triple-threat Oklahoma back. The
Cardinal rookie crop is better than average.
BROADCAST GAME
SEPT 7 (Green Bay) - Tonight's Kenosha-Green Bay
football game will be broadcast over radio station WTAQ
starting at 8 o'clock, with Bernard Darling announcing.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 7 (Green Bay) - The sudden demise of Ernie 
Smith as a professional football player recalls that the
gentleman needed to kick only two more points after
touchdown for the Packers, and he would have held the
all-time record for that interesting method of acquiring
points. In the seasons of 1927 to 1932, inclusive, Joseph (Red) Dunn, previously of Marquette university, kicked 46 points. Between the seasons of 1935 and 1939, Smith booted 45, counting NFL games only. But
he didn't stick around long enough to get those extra twos. Ernie has also kicked seven field goals for the Packers against league competition. The only men to top him in that department were Paul Engebretsen, with 14; Clarke Hinkle, with 13 - both still going; and Howard (Cub) Buck, 1922 to 1925, who kicked 12.