the game with Green Bay. No more scrimmage will be held
although dummy blocking and tackling is the order during
the presentation of Green Bay's offense by the All-Stars,
who were detailed to this task a week ago. This program of
showing the Packers' plays which were used in the pro
championship game last fall in Milwaukee against the New
York Giants has been invaluable. It is an innovation in All-
Star training. The spirit of the Stars is matched, according
to reports from Green Bay, by that of the Packers. All signs
point to the best game in the series. The team standings
are tied; the Packers were beaten in 1937, and now seek
to prove that the earlier licking was due to other factors than
comparative ability, and this game also may break all
attendance records...LAST OF $2.20 SEATS SOLD: More
than 85,000 spectators will jam Soldier field Thursday 
night. The advance sale already is far beyond that of any
other All-Star game. The higher priced sections, $4.40 and
$3.30, were sold weeks ago and the last of the $2.20 seats
were snapped up yesterday. Several thousand of the $1.10
seats remain, however, and these are football's greatest
bargain. These tickets, in the horseshoe at the south end
of the stadium and to the north, sold for three times as much during the halcyon days of college football when Notre Dame and Southern California and the Army and Navy packed the stadium. Under the improved lighting system, all patrons in these sections will have a clear, unobstructed view of the game. Taller poles have been purchased for this year's game and the lighting power also has been increased. If all tickets are sold before the kickoff shortly after 8:20 o'clock Thursday night, general admission tickets will be placed on sale. These tickets will be sold at $1 each...EACH WINNER OF 2 GAMES: The all-time score of this rivalry between the collegians and the professionals is tied. Each has won two games and there have been two ties. In 1934, when the game was inaugurated, the Chicago Bears were held to a scoreless tie by the All-Stars. The following year, the Bears gained some consolation by winning, 5 to 0, although the field goal and safety - the latter the result of the second half storm - fell far short of the Bears' hopes. In 1936, the All-Stars, under the coaching of Bernie Bierman of Minnesota, tied the Detroit Lions, 7 to 7. Then came the college boys' initial victory. They whipped Green Bay, 6 to 0, in 1937, when Sammy Baugh threw a short pass to Gaynell Tinsley of Louisiana State and the fleet southerner escaped the tackles of two Packers. Joe Laws, a member of the first All-Star team and still playing with Green Bay, was the last of the defenders to fail to stop the sprinting Tinsley. The 1938 All-Star team trounced the Washington Redskins and Sammy Baugh, 28 to 16, although at the intermission Washington led, 10 to 3. Last year, the professionals evened the series when the New York Giants won, 9 to 0, on three field goals. It is interesting that the professionals never have scored a touchdown in a game they have won. The attraction of this game is easily understood. Not only is Green Bay seeking to regain prestige, but all Iowa carried over the enthusiasm engendered last fall. Anderson became head coach because Iowa sought to honor him for his work in bringing the Hawkeyes back to prominence. Iowa was beaten only by Michigan and was tied by Northwestern. This gave Iowa second place in the Western conference, and the victory ledger also recorded triumphs over Notre Dame and Minnesota...DEAN GRANTED FURLOUGH: Iowa elected Anderson head coach and with him four of the Iron Men of 1939, Nile Kinnick, Edwin Prasse, Dick Evans and Buzz Dean. Prasse, now playing professional baseball, was unable to report. Dean nearly missed the game when he was ordered to report to Randolph Field, Tex., tomorrow, but he obtained a furlough yesterday and now will report Sept. 4. Dean was a member of the Reserve Officers' Training corps and taught infantry drill earlier this summer at Fort Des Moines, Ia. More than 300 press reservations have been made for the game. From New York to San Francisco and from Minneapolis to Dallas and Fort Worth, the nation's sportswriters will come to detail the thrills of the air battle between the Packers and All-Stars. Bill Leiser of the San Francisco Chronicle and Bert McGrane of the Des Moines Register and Tribune already are at the All-Star camp...MBS TO BROADCAST GAME: The game will be reported over WGN and the Mutual Broadcasting system. WTMJ of Milwaukee also has been granted permission to report the game for Wisconsin followers of the Packers. Game ceremonies will start promptly at 8:20 o'clock Thursday night. For an hour before that, however, Armand Hand's band and the Frank Bennett male chorus of 16 voices will entertain early arrivals. After the introduction of the All-Stars and the Packers, the kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 o'clock. Between the halves, the college band of 175 musicians under the direction of Glenn Cliffe Bainum will parade. The professional league will present its trophy to the outstanding first year player, and Arch Ward, sports editor of the Tribune, will present a silver trophy to Bill Osmanski, who was voted the most valuable player to the 1939 All-Stars in their game with the Giants. Cecil Isbell of Purdue and a member of the Packers won the first award in 1938. Curly Lambeau, Packer coach, and Anderson met last night to discuss the rules. There were no major changes in the code under which the game was played last year. Both now will instruct the officials at a luncheon Thursday noon.
FIERY SPIRIT SHOWN BY PACKERS ON EVE OF BATTLE
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - A blazing spirit unequaled since the days of the 1939 championship squad of the Green Bay Packers last night at the players roared through their final home workout in anticipation of their appearance in the seventh annual All-Star football game at Chicago tomorrow night. The long-delayed mental edge of the Packers, so vital in victory, appeared to be reached at the crucial time to aid the team most, and while Curly Lambeau didn't step out on the limb and predict a flat decision for his team, he expressed keen satisfaction at the performance. Big George Svendsen, who has been a hospital case since he injured his leg in scrimmage last week, turned up at the drill, was waved away as a casualty and insisted upon donning a brace and taking his place in the lineup.  Furthermore, he went through with it, expressing a determination to play which was all out of keeping with the condition of his leg. Lambeau had no reason to change his mind about Svendsen's availability for Thursday night. The other two cripples will be able to play, although center Charley Brock was favoring his injured shoulder last night and right halfback Joe Laws limped during the signal drill. The rest of the squad, including end Larry Craig, who caused some concern a while back, is in splendid condition. Lambeau followed tradition by refusing to name a starting lineup, and anyone's guess is good. Probably the fans won't be far wrong if they decide upon Harry Jacunski or Don Hutson at left end,
Baby Ray or Ernie Smith at left tackle, Russ Letlow at left
guard, Bud Svendsen at center, Buckets Goldenberg at
right guard, Bill Lee at right tackle, Carl Mulleneaux or Milt
Gantenbein at right end, Craig or Herman Schneidman at
blocking quarter, Cecil Isbell or Beattie Feathers at left half,
Laws or Arnold Herber at right half, and Larry Buhler or
Clarke Hinkle at fullback...SHOW HIGH ENTHUSIASM: The
team's fire last night was a heartening angle to the
conclusion of its pre-game training period. The men
started slowly, as certain explanatory work was necessary,
but once they drove into the drill they pounded along with an
enthusiasm new for this young season. They threw passes,
tore off line plays and whooped through their routine of their
many plays with a savageness that indicated no good to the
All-Americans. And this morning at 9 o'clock they climbed
aboard a Milwaukee Road special train, headed for
Chicago and the goal they have awaited since the evening
in 1937 when Sammy Baugh and Gaynell Tinsley put
together that heart-breaker in Soldier field. Tonight they will
take to the turf in that lakeside sport, running through plays
for the last time before the game and getting used to the
lights. The workout will be conducted in the strictest of
secrecy, and when not on the practice field the squad will
kept at the Edgewater Beach hotel. The pile of preseason
games has Coach Lambeau thinking hard. Once the All-
Stars are met and dealt with, the Packers will brace for an
invasion of the Washington Redskins at State fair park,
Milwaukee, Monday afternoon, and the following Saturday
they will appear at City stadium against the Kenosha
Cardinals of the Midwest league. But right now, all thoughts
and energies are turned toward Chicago, where the Bays
hope to send the scales of the All-Star series in favor of the
professional representatives.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - Over in Minneapolis, that hotbed of
football interest, where the Golden Gophers grow and
touchdowns are synonymous with the fall of the year, the
folks are keeping a close tab on the University of Minnesota
products who have sprouted into the professional game
with the Green Bay Packers. Right now the sportswriters of
Minnesota's biggest community are watching with loud satisfaction the comeback attempt of Larry Buhler, one-time Gopher great who was cut down by an automobile accident before the 1939 season and did mediocre service as a result. Buhler, in cast you haven't noticed, is back this season bigger and better than ever, shouldering his rivals aside in a bid for the first string fullback post on the Packers' 1940 squad. Edwin Sweetman. Virginia, Minn., who keeps us posted on happenings in the Gopher grid area, ships in clippings from the Minneapolis Star-Journal, concerning Buhler and his professional football ambitions Writes Charles Johnson, in his column, "Lowdown on Sports": "If ever a football player had the physical gifts to become an outstanding performer in professional ranks, Larry Buhler of Minnesota is the man. When the pros were bidding for his services while he was winding up his college career, we often heard it said that Larry had a chance to become almost as great a money player as Bronko Nagurski. He's of the rough and ready type, pretty much of an iron man with exceptional speed for a big fellow, oodles of courage and so built that he isn't injured easily. Then came the unfortunate automobile accident. He had signed with the Green Bay Packers before that, but his football days were believed over. Last fall, this pro club decided to keep him around just in hopes that he might recover completely. He played a little, but never came up to expectations. However, it's different this year. He reported to the Packers a few weeks ago in better physical condition than before the serious crash. Today he's the team's No. 1 fullback. If he is to reach the heights predicted for him before his injury, this is the  year. He only needs perfect health to go places and reports indicate that he has that."...A signed story by Joe Hendrickson in the same paper says the following: " Larry Buhler is coming back. A promising pro football career that appeared to be a cinch following Larry's college showing, only to later seem shattered by a near-fatal accident, now looks like a sure thing again. Buhler has become the Green Bay Packers' first string fullback. He is the toast of the Green Bay camp. He has ousted Clarke Hinkle from the No. 1 Packer fullback rating and has gone so far with his savage, aggressive play that there is every indication that he will remain the No. 1 man." After his accident, Hendrickson continued, "Buhler didn't give up. Months of rest and exercise gave him strength and tempted him to report to Green Bay. That was last year. Not even Buhler knew what the consequences would be if he got one good sock. The Packers didn't know, either, and they didn't take any chances. Buhler was kept in a 'glass cage'. No rough stuff. Just watch and learn. Next year maybe. A year went by, and now Buhler is in camp working his head off. Evidently clicking and weighing 210. The Packers are going Gopher in a big way. Eight Minnesotans are on the roster. The Svendsens are putting on a brother act for the center job - Bud and George. Harold Van Every will be tossing passes to Don Hutson as soon as the All-Star business is out of the way. Andy Uram, wiser and more rugged, is a cinch halfback star. Charley Schultz is better than ever at tackle and looks like a regular. Lou Midler and Warren Kilbourne are bidding for jobs. So take hope, Gopher fans. If your team loses in Memorial stadium on Saturday, it may win Sunday in Green Bay. 
ALL-STAR THRONG IS EXPECTED TO SHATTER ATTENDANCE MARK
AUG 28 (Chicago) - This is the day the Green Bay Packers, professional football champions of the world, come to town for their scrap tomorrow night in Soldier field with the College All-Stars of 1939. The coming of the Packers also signaled the arrival of the vanguard of the throng of 85,000 which will jam Chicago's gigantic lakeside stadium for the seventh game in the series. Just as all sections of the United States participated in the national polls which determined the personnel of the All-Star squad and its coaches, so tomorrow night all parts of the nation will be represented in the crowd which is expected to break the attendance record for the sports spectacle. The kickoff is scheduled for 8:20 o'clock...RESERVED EATS AVAILABLE: With interest in the game, which is expected to break the series deadlock of two victories each and two ties, intensified because of the rivalry between Iowa, home of Dr. Eddie Anderson, All-Star head coach, and Wisconsin, represented by the Packers, all reserved seats probably will be sold before game time. Several thousand reserved seats at $1.10 remained today, however, and they may be purchased at the Tribune Public Service offices, 1 S. Dearborn street, and in the lobby of the Tribune Tower. No one will ever be turned away tomorrow night even if the reserved seats are gone. General admission tickets may be purchased at Soldier field. Last night lobbies of loop hotels swarmed with early arrivals and thousands more were on their way for more distant cities. Loop hotels reported sellouts for tomorrow. The Packers arrive at 2:20 this afternoon at the Union station on the Milwaukee Road from Green Bay, where they completed their training campaign aimed to gain revenge for their defeat by the All-Stars in 1937. They will drill tonight in Soldier field. The Packers' headquarters have been established in the Edgewater Beach hotel. After the best defensive drill of the training camp had been held yesterday in Dyche stadium, the All-Stars reported last night in Soldier field. Uniforms, which carry out the national color scheme of red, white and blue, were issued to the squad of 69 All-Americans. The players will wear silver plants and the shoulders of their jerseys are starred. Bud Kerr, Notre Dame end, whose fractured ankle will keep him out of the battle with the pros, was the only member of the All-Star cast unable to take part in the dress rehearsal...HOLD FINAL DRILL: The All-Stars returned to Evanston last night in chartered buses. They held a final workout this afternoon after a morning lecture by Coach Anderson and his assistants. The All-Stars will move to the Sherwood hotel tomorrow afternoon. Newspapermen - several hundred will cover the game - were arriving last night. In addition to Bill Leiser, San Francisco Chronicle, and Bert McGrane, Des Moines Register and Tribune, who have been here for several days, another early comer was Carter Latimer of the Greenville, S.C., News. Tomorrow's game will be broadcast over WGN and the Mutual Broadcasting system. With the approach of the battle date the tension in the All-Star camp has increased steadily. Yesterday's defensive drill was proof that the teams which studied the Packers' formations needed no urging from their coaches to concentrate on their lessons...BLOOD RULED INELIGIBLE: Johnny Blood, former Green Bay star, who was signed by the Packers for this game only, will be ineligible to participate, it has been ruled by Arch Ward, sports editor of the Tribune, after discussion of the case with both Lambeau and Anderson. Admitting that Blood's signing with the Packers was a fine sentimental gesture, Ward ruled that no player may be signed for one game only. "If Blood had been signed for the season and on the same basis as other members of the Packers," Ward added, "there would be no objection. Obviously, some of the Packer players will be dropped later under the league personnel limit, but all are on equal terms now. Signing a player for this game only could lead to unfair practices in future games." Lambeau indicated that Blood would be with the Packer squad in Soldier field, but agreed not to use him in the game. 
REDSKINS READY FOR LABOR DAY
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - The chief concern of the Green Bay Packers at the moment is to register a victory over the College All-Americans at Chicago tomorrow night, but during recent weeks a team in action on the far west coast has been entertaining separate ideas concerning the NFL champions. Next Monday afternoon, at State Fair park, Milwaukee, the Washington Redskins will come to grips with the Packers in what should be the season's No. 1 non-league collision of National league teams. Forty-five Redskins will take to the gridiron Monday, ready to take a fall out of the Packers before the champions can recover from the shock of the All-Star game Thursday. The only competition for Washington thus far has been an intra-squad game at Seattle...ROOKIES VS. VETERANS: Classy new men are struggling with veterans for regular positions on the Redskin roster, and the Washington club is being built up as the class of the Eastern division. Newcomers to the Washington line include Gene Blackwell, 180-pounder from Alabama; Willard Perdue, the 205-pound veteran from Duke, and Sandy Sanford, 210-pounder, also of Alabama, all of whom play end. Then there are two fancy new tackles in Bob Fisher, Southern California, weighing 224 pounds; and 212-pound John Thomassin, a teammate of Fisher's at U.S.C. Chuck Slagle, 205-pound guard from North Carolina, is striking for regular work, as are three centers - Steve Andrako, Ohio State, 203 pounds; Frank Kiss, South Carolina, 195; and Bob Titchenal, San Jose State, 195. First year Redskins in the backfield are Vince Farrar, North Carolina State, 205; Ray Hare, Gonzaga, 205; Bob Hoffman, U.S.C., 200; Ernie Lain, Rice Institute, 230; Bob Seymour, Oklahoma, 195; and Roy Zimmerman, San Jose State, 205...SPEED AND POWER: To these ambitious youngsters will be added speed and power from past Washington teams, the list being headed by Sammy Baugh, the forward passing wizard. Here are the veteran ends on the Washington roster: Charlie Malone, Texas A. and M., 210 pounds; Bob McChesney, U.C.L.A., 190; Bob Masterson, Miami, 200; Wayne Millner, Notre Dame, 190; and John Spirida, St. Anselm, 195. Answering the tackle roll are the following: Jim Barber, San Francisco, 230; Turk Edwards, Washington State, 270; Torrance (Bo) Russell, Auburn, 218; Wee Willie Wilkin, St. Mary's, 260. The guards: Dick Farman, Washington State, 215; Clyde Shugart, Iowa State, 212; Steve Slivinski, University of Washington, 210; Clem Stralka, Georgetown, 210; and Bill Young, Alabama, 240. The centers: Vic Carroll, Nevada, 230; Edward Parks, Oklahoma, 228. And the backs: Baugh; Andy Farkas, Detroit, 190; Frank Filchock, Indiana, 190; Jimmy German, Colgate, 196; Jimmy Johnston, Washington, 190; Ed Justice, Gonzaga, 200; Jim Meade, Maryland, 195; Wilbur Moore, Minnesota, 190; Boyd Morgan, U.S.C., 196; Ernie Pinckert, U.S.C., 198; Dick Todd, Texas A. and M., 170; Jay Turner, George Washington, 250; and Max Krause, Georgia, 202.
PACKERS BATTLE ALL-AMERICANS AT CHICAGO TONIGHT
AUG 29 (Chicago) - Before the largest crowd in the 7-year
history of the All-Star games, the College All-Americans and
Green Bay Packers tonight will throw the 1940 football
season into high gear at Soldier field. Just how many of the
85,000 who will jam into the giant stadium will be there to 
wish victory for the Packers, the sponsoring organization 
was unable to say, but a popular mass migration from
Wisconsin into Chicago has taken place, and the volume of
Packer support may reach five figures. Both teams are 
within hailing distance of the game scene. The Packers, 
who arrived by Milwaukee Road train yesterday and worked
out last night under the lights, are at the Edgewater Beach
hotel, and will move into the stadium by bus half an hour
before game time. The contest, preceded by appropriate 
ceremonies, will start about 7:30 Green Bay time. The 
Mutual Radio network, to which WTAQ of Green Bay and 
WTMJ of Milwaukee are attached for this event, will carry
word of the gridiron classic throughout the hemisphere.
Bob Elson will be the announcer. For the All-Americans, the
occasion marks the biggest moment of football careers
established in all parts of the country. For a considerable
nucleus of the Packer squad, the game represents an
opportunity for vindication from an ill-deserved defeat of
1937. It was three years ago that another championship
Packer team, scarcely more than half as large as the big
squad which Coach Curly Lambeau sends into combat
tonight, rolled onto the turf of Soldier field, pushed the All-
Stars around enthusiastically, and left with the stigma of a 
6-0 defeats, achieved on one forward pass play, Sammy
Baugh to Gaynell Tinsley...PAIR OF KENS: Neither Mr.
Baugh nor Mr. Tinsley will be here as competitors tonight,
but their achievement can be duplicated by a pair of Kens - 
halfback Washington of U.C.L.A. and end Kavanaugh of
Louisiana State, Tinsley's alma mater. Washington and
Kavanaugh, by no means make up the entire threat of the
All-Stars, who have been training at Evanston under the
supervision of Iowa's Coach Eddie Anderson and a brilliant
staff of assistants; but they are expected to assume 
prominent roles in the score-making early in the game. 
Word from Evanston has indicated that the problem of
stopping the Packer defense has worried Anderson less 
than that of building a blitzkrieg offensive which will keep the
ball moving every minute the All-Americans can get their
hands on it...EXPECTED TO PASS: Anderson naturally has
not gone on the air telling about his secret plans for the
evening, but it is assumed that he will try to ignore the giant
Green Bay line by sending his men aloft at the first 
opportunity, with instructions to pass, pass and keep
passing. The flaw in that line of strategy - if Anderson adopts
it - is that the Packers have something of a forward passing
reputation of their own, and are very likely to waste no time 
putting it into operation. If the All-Americans have doped out
a protection against Donald Hutson, receiver of many a 
pass in the his great career, several National league clubs
which has been less successful will be delighted to hear
about it. And if the All-American passers can be rushed -
which means if the All-Star line cracks before the charging Packer forward - some hurried passes will be thrown, and there will be some interceptions...ODDS FAVOR PACKERS: Odds have been favoring the Packers more heavily than they deserve, and Coach Lambeau has intimated that the betting ratio may have been planned to get the Bays into an overconfident mood. On paper the Packers rate no better an edge over their opponents than the 1937 Packers did, and all the ground gained against the Stars that steaming night availed nothing in the final tabulation. Nevertheless, the Packers look anything but weak. Since the 1937 All-Star game they have been strengthened in several departments, and they have acquired some aces of their own who will require some little stopping. Andy Uram, Beattie Feathers, Cecil Isbell and Jimmy Lawrence stand among the key ground threats to test the solidity of the All-Star line, and the pitching of Isbell and Arnold Herber is enough to harass any aerial defense...TEAM IS STRONGER: Ends Harry Jacunski and Carl Mulleneaux have been added to the Packers since their last appearance at Soldier field, as has tackle Baby Ray and centers Tom Greenfield and Charley Brock. And this doesn't mention Larry Craig, blocking quarterback on offense and defensive end, whose hammering tactics are familiar to the National league, but new to the All-Americans. These men will be backed up by a rugged, strong squad consisting of both veterans and newcomers, ready to face some 70 of the nation's best collegiate football players, selected by fans in the Tribune's annual poll. Only Lambeau, and perhaps Assistant Coach Red Smith, knows right now which 11 men will draw the starting assignments, and no matter who starts, the replacements will be thick and fast, for Lambeau has no intention of permitting his squad to become enervated, like the reserve-shy team of 1937...ARE POSSIBLE STARTERS: Perhaps Jacunski and Milt Gantenbein will start at ends, with Bay Ray and Bill Lee at tackles, Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg at guards, Bud Svendsen at center, Herman Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Feathers at left halfback, Joe Laws at right half and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. Of this group only Ray, Lee, Letlow and Goldenberg seem almost sure to be in there at the first whistle. The starting backfield for the All-Americans will include Ambrose Schindler of Southern California, Joe Thesing of Notre Dame, Lou Brock of Purdue and Nile Kinnick of Iowa, but Anderson has intimated that he'll hustle a couple of new men into the game early in the evening. One of them is almost certain to be Washington, the colored boy from the Pacific coast area...BROCK IS SIGNED: Schindler and Brock were drafted by the Packers last December. Brock has been signed, but Schindler has not come to terms. When the Packers return to Green Bay Friday, they will be accompanied by four members of the Chicago All-Star squad - Brock, end George Seeman of Nebraska, Hal Van Every of Minnesota and end Dick Evans of Iowa. Phil Riddick, another Green Bay signee, is working out with the Eastern All-Stars and will play against the New York Giants Sept. 5. The Packers have 43 men available for service, and Johnny Blood, former Vagabond Halfback, will be on the bench, in uniform. Lambeau planned to use Blood against the All-Americans, but was stymied by a ruling by Arch Ward, Tribune sports editor and manager of the game. Private parties among All-Star celebrants broke out all over Chicago last night, the largest being an affair tossed by the Tribune at the Sherman hotel, to which visiting coaches and newspapermen were invited.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 29 (Green Bay) - Sports psychology belongs as much to the crowd as it does to the athletes, and if you will stop and ponder over the changes three short years have brought, you'll run into about as interesting a study in mass mental attitude as any similar period ever produced. When the date of the 1937 All-Star rolled around, the nation was in what the citizens fervently hoped was the closing stages of a vast business depression, which for seven years had seen pessimism and discontent run as wild through the land as a professional halfback through a grade school defense. To the jaded fans, and particularly to the people of Green Bay, the All-Star game came as a breath of fresh air, a shot in the arm, a chance to cheer where before had been only unhappiness. Furthermore, it was the first All-Star game in which a Green Bay team had participated. Victory sentiment ran high, everyone forgot his troubles temporarily and didn't pick them up again until Gaynell Tinsley crossed the goal line at Soldier field with Sammy Baugh's forward pass in his gloves. In 1937, fans turned into the All-Star game as a welcome oasis in a desert of business grief. In 1940, many are having difficulty focusing their attention on the renewal of the classic because of having too many other things to think about. The past summer has been spent in worried contemplation of the European conflict, and speculation as to just what an uptoward expansion of the flame would mean to America and Americans. People who have spent more time wondering whether or not an avalanche of steel might descend upon them to alter their world beyond repair, and in the process they haven't been talking up that football season and that football team with the time-honored enthusiasm. To put it bluntly, there has not been All-Star game chatter this year which in any way can compare with that of three short years ago. Come to think about it, they haven't been short years, either. The world has been turned upside down and then spun around a few times, a considerable part of its population goes to bed every night in no little uncertainty about its chances of awakening the next morning, and millions of people gaze at their national flags with the wondering query as to whether that ensign will fly as proudly from the same staff a few weeks or months hence. In short, the uncertainty of world conditions has tended to dwarf even such a great sports show as the seventh annual All-Star game, and it's high time to do something about it. Hitler isn't in England yet, by a long shot, and from the way he is dancing around on the other side of the channel he'd have a lot more trouble trying to use the British islands as a stopping off point en route to places farther west. The football season is heere, and it will roll through to its accustomed length without the necessity of any guards and tackles being used for machine gun replacements. The vast sporting public needs its tonic today far more than it ever did in 1937, or in any other year, and a good boost for the team would be a grand gesture for all of us.
1940 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
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.
Curly Lambeau diagrams a play for Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell
LAMBEAU DIVIDES PACKER SQUAD FOR FRIDAY'S GAME AT STADIUM
AUG 14 (Green Bay) - The City stadium gates will be open well before 8 o'clock next Friday evening, when two teams selected from the squad of the Green Bay Packers will do battle in their annual intra-squad contest. The public is invited, the admission charge being 50 cents. Hundreds of visiting Elks, here for their state convention, are expected to swell the attendance total. The Packers, with the largest squad in their history - 43 are working out twice daily at the practice field - are prepared to offer an entertaining, interesting contest which will provide the team with needed competition, and the fans with a fine a sports evening. Captains for the two Packer teams will be named tonight by Coach Curly Lambeau, who now is engaged in splitting up the squad into two equal parts...ANOTHER BUSY DAY: Yesterday was another busy day on the drill field. In the morning, in addition to the regular program, a Paramount News camerman was on hand to take photos of the big gridiron campaign. In the afternoon, another hot drill was staged under humid conditions, further melting down the big fellows for their tasks ahead. The Packer now are working under conditions close to those they may expect in the All-Star game, and although the schedule is tough, the men aren't complaining. Steps are being taken to afford the best possible setup for their assault on the All-Star ramparts. For one thing, new lightweight uniforms will be worn, attractive in navy blue and gold, with gold pants. The uniforms arrived yesterday at the team's training quarters...PLAYERS MISS SIGNALS: Another performance of missed assignments yesterday afternoon had the coach a bit worried. Although it's early in the season to expect perfection in the execution of plays, the coach thought that too many of the Packers didn't seem to have their minds on what they were doing, and he so expressed himself. Don Hutson, left end who has been snagging passes for the Packers since 1935, demonstrated yesterday that he still is at the peak of that important specialty. During the signal drill, which was close to a scrimmage in that the defensive line wore blocking pads and roughed it up, Hutson was spearing footballs all over the field, from most of the passing backs on the squad...MEETING IN MORNING: Starting today, the squad was given an additional assignment. Each morning at 8:30, before it visits the practice field, it will assemble to hear an outline of the day's work, with suggestions and instructions where needed from the coach. Coach Lambeau, Head Coach Eddie Anderson of the All-Stars and Sports Editor Arch Ward of the Chicago Tribune, will appear over radio station WGN at Chicago Monday evening, Aug. 26, to discuss the great football classic. That same day a rules consultation will be held, at which Lambeau will fight for the professionals' rights.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 14 (Green Bay) - Notes taken from the cuff at the Packers' practice field yesterday afternoon, while watching the big fellows melt off that surplus weight under the hot August sun: A few of the Packers still are overweight, but they are rapidly approaching the playing standard. Two or three of the Packers who run easily to excess poundage, and always report over their desired weight, are lighter than usual this year. Spectators are noticing the great resemblance between Charley Brock, center, and Beattie Feathers, halfback, who always are being mistaken for each other by those who don't know them well...Benny Allard, East High's forward passing star, was leaning against the fence and gave forth the information that his credits have been accepted at the University of South Carolina, a Southern conference member, mopping his brow in the humid Wisconsin temperature. Ben wondered how that Southern football is going to feel, after playing on cool Fox River Valley conference gridirons at night. News of Allard's choice was of interest to Rock Stroud, injured Bluejay left fielder, who was nearby. Stroud is a graduate of South Carolina, where he was captain of the 1939 football team. He reminds you of Bobby Monnett. South Carolina is coached by Rex Enright, former Packer back...There are three members of the Packers - Don Hutson, Feathers and Joe Laws - will be playing in their third All-Star game. Feathers and Laws were teammates on the All-America squad of 1934. Hutson was with the All-Stars the following year. Feathers played against the All-Stars while with the Chicago Bears in 1935, while Hutson and Laws both were with the Packers on that hot night in 1937 when Mr. Baugh dropped one into Mr. Tinsley's hands.
CORDILL FIRST CASUALTY OF ALL-STARS' TRAINING
AUG 14 (Chicago) - Olie Cordell, fleet halfback from Rice Institute, is the first casualty in the College All-Star camp. Crodill broke a toe on his left foot in the morning drill yesterday in Dyche stadium, but is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers in Soldier field, Aug. 29. Cordill's injury wasn't learned until several hours afterward. He apparently suffered it during a sprint downfield under a kick, but at that time he didn't feel a severe pain. Upon reporting for the afternoon drill, he was sent to the team physician because of the swelling in his foot and the subsequent X-ray revealed the injury. Cordill's foot was placed in a cast, which cannot be removed for 10 days. Since the Texan is one of the finest punters on the squad, he probably will get into the lineup at some stage of the battle...ALL-STARS ARE SPEEDY: The keynote of this All-Star squad is speed. While the boys still are drilling without pads and concentrating on offensive plays, there is no let-up in the emphasis of speed. Coach Eddie Anderson, at a meeting of his assistants yesterday noon in the Goodrich house between the team's practices, drew up the final pass plays to supplement the running attack. With frequent suggestions from Tad Wieman of Princeton, and Lowell Danson of Tulane, Anderson drew the course of the ends and halfbacks who will decry the defense or receive the passes. There is no secret about Anderson's plans for the All-Stars. He expects to have his most difficult problem later when he must devise a system of defense against the Packers' passes thrown by Cecil Isbell and Arnie Herber. But while this will be a task for the All-Star staff, Anderson hopes to give Curly Lambeau and Red Smith of the Packers sleepless nights thinking of means to stop passes by Nile Kinnick and others...FAVORS OPEN GAME: The All-Stars have power for line smashes with such forwards as Harry Smith of Southern California, possibly the best guard in the history of the All-American-Professional competition; Win Pedersen, Hal Method, John Haman, Stan Andersen and Walt Merrill, to mention on a few of the men from tackle to tackle who know how this is done. But the All-Star coaching staff is agreed on an air game as much as is feasible. Coach Anderson was convinced after the 1938 victory of the collegians over the Washington Redskins, 28 to 16, that aggressive, head-up football, with emphasis on speed and passing, is to be preferred over a more rugged and cautious system of advance. For cautious strategy, the New York Giants take first honors with their 9 to 0 conquest last August. Three field goals won for New York...DIDN'T SCORE TOUCHDOWN: It is one of the unusual facts of the rivalry between the All-Stars and the professionals that in winning two games the pros have failed to score a touchdown. In 1935, the Bears won, 5 to 0, with a field goal by Jack Manders and a safety. Last year's scoring has been explained. The professionals' touchdowns were made in 1936 when the Detroit Lions tied the All-Stars and in 1938 when Washington was soundly trounced. To improve the All-Stars' wide open running and passing game, several halfbacks and quarterbacks may be converted to fullback. The All-American coaches are not interested primarily in power. Yesterday Banks McFadden, Clemson halfback, was 
FEATHERS, LAWS JOIN FORCES TO BEAT ALL-STARS
AUG 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, Clemson halfback, was stationed at fullback where sweeping runs, after fake spinners, will pay dividends. Amby Schindler, Southern California, Bill Hutchinson, Dartmouth, and Grenville Lansdell of the Trojans are other possibilities. Kickoff drill and dummy scrimmage were particular points emphasized yesterday. Plays will be called from a huddle, Anderson said. The orders for today again call for a double daylight practice.
PACKER GREENS, PACKER WHITES READY FOR INTRA-SQUAD BATTLE
AUG 15 (Green Bay) - Two teams selected from the Green Bay Packer football squad, the "Greens" and "Whites", are ready for the annual intrasquad game, schedule for City stadium tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock. Coach Curly Lambeau today announced the division of his large squad. He offered the lineups without comment, but a glance of their makeup indicates that the Whites will attempt to score primarily through the air, while the Greens will stake their advancement along the ground. Both teams are loaded with experienced, veteran material and young hustling candidates. The Whites appear stronger at center,
guards and ends. The Greens have fine tackle strength.
Most of the Packers' best forward passers are  with the
Whites, while the majority of outstanding ball carriers are
on the Green side...FIND CONDITIONS HUMID: The team
is working out under sweltering conditions for the All-Star
game, but Coach Lambeau seems satisfied at this break
in the weather, regarding it as a valuable conditioner. The
players are likely to run into the same humid stuff at Soldier
field Aug. 29, and by that time they should be trained down
thoroughly, and used to it. The Packers this season are in
the happy condition of having a giant squad, almost every
member of which appears to have a clear chance to make
the grade as a permanent player for 1940. Lambeau stated
yesterday, after the second drill of the day, that he did not
recall a previous year in which so many of the players, new
and veteran, were in the race for definite positions. The
squad probably will not be cut before Sept. 12, he said. By
that time, with three games under their belt, all Packers
should have indicated pretty definitely whether or not they
are capable of making the grade. The NFL player limit has
been raised to 33 this year, and at present 43 Packers are
here, with six more coming from two All-Star teams. This
vast assortment will intensify the competition, which is
already as keen as it ever has been before...BAD
HEADACHE AHEAD: Apparently a severe headache is in
store for the coach, as in all positions several highly 
talented and husky men are trying for steady work, with no
apparent intention of losing out. The Packers followed a
routine schedule yesterday. After the rough work of the day
before, they were turned out in their sweatsuits, and spent
the biggest part of their time ripping through signals. Their
execution, timing and knowledge of assignments was 
much improved over recent practices. At one stage they
turned loose a barrage of beautifully directed passes, with
Laws, Mulleneaux, Hutson and Gantenbein making some
especially fine catches. Several sets of teams rotated on
the dummy linemen, keeping the action going constantly,
and it was fast action. Part of the improvement was due to
an overtime skull session which the Bays held yesterday
morning, when they were given a written quiz. Tonight the
squad will work out under the lights at the stadium, getting
their eyes tuned up for Friday night's appearance, the first
opportunity Green Bay fans have had to see the team in competitive action this year.
BLOOD IN GREEN BAY
AUG 15 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood, popular vagabond halfback of bygone days, is a visitor in Green Bay today and offered to assist Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers in any way he may be useful. After leaving the Packers, Blood served as coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates, now the Steelers.
​PACKERS PROTEST ALL-STARS' SCRIMMAGE WITH CARDS
AUG 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 LAUNCH PRACTICE FOR 1940 ALL-STAR BATTLE
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, in their first official 1940 workout here Saturday morning, gave indications that the team which wrests the NFL championship from their grasp this fall will go through a magnificent battle in the process. No one can sit back in August and predict with surety things like an All-Star game victory, a professional football championship and the like but one factor already has become very evident - the Packers never placed upon the practice field, for their opening drill, a better looking assortment of gridiron talent. Naturally, the execution and timing of offensive maneuvers was ragged, as expected for the first time a strong team reassembles, but the material looked great. Most of the first year men are speedy and powerfully built, and already demonstrate a blazing spirit which should please Coach Curly Lambeau...FINISH WITH RACES: The Packers threw passes, kicked the ball, worked out a few plays and finished with 100-yard races for their initial workout, lasing an hour and a half. The only new passer of consequence was Virginia's Jim Gillette, others who tossed the ball being Jimmy Lawrence, Beattie Feathers, Cecil Isbell and Arnold Herber. Feathers, who came to Green Bay from Tennessee via the Chicago Bears, via Brooklyn, is giving indications that he intends to land a regular job with Green Bay. He appears to be in prime condition, is working hard and earnestly and totes the ball with all his old-time fire. There was nothing slow about Clarke Hinkle, the veteran fullback who as been a mainstay of the Packers for many a year. Hinkle showed up in great shape and he always is a hard worker, both during practice and during games...ED JANKOWSKI ARRIVES: With Eddie Jankowski missing at the opening drill (he showed up over the weekend), Larry Buhler and Frank Balazs made handsome appearances at the fullback position. Hinkle appears certain this year to get all the relief he needs. Howard (Smiley) Johnson, a new guard from Georgia, attracted attention Saturday because of his powerful build and willing attitude. He also showed a lot of speed in the races. Coach Lambeau indicated that Jim Manley will be used at left guard, that Johnson will play right guard, Connie Mack Berry left end, Fred Shirey left tackle, Lou Midler left guard, Bob Temple right end, Gillette right half, Feathers left half and Bob Adkins blocking back...PUNTING WORK DIVIDED: When the time for punting arrived, the chore was divided among Isbell, Hinkle, Dick Weisgerber, Herber, Balazs, Feathers, Lawrence and Gillette. Herman Schneidman, Buhler, Joe Laws and Andy Uram received in the safety position and the rest of the men practiced going down under the kicks. The races developed some interesting competition. As has been customary for the last half-decade, Don Hutson outstripped the ends, with Berry running a fair second. In the sprints between center and guards Johnson was the class by a good margin. Buckets Goldenberg placing second. Baby Ray was the fastest tackle by a shade over Shirey, and the speediest back was Gillette. Larry Craig won the blocking backfield race, Adkins placing second. Bud Jorgenson, Packer trainer who starts his first season at that vital spot following the death of Dave Woodward, pronounced the squad in the best physical condition of any he has seen at the start of the season, and Bud has worked with the Packers since the pre-championship days. Sunday morning's workout was general conditioning drill, with plenty of punting, passing and ball carrying. Coach Lambeau and Assistant Coach Red Smith kept the husky squad busy from 9 until 11 o'clock, and while some poundage must have been washed away in the sultry August heat, the routine did not call for heavy work. More than a hundred cars were parked on E. Walnut street opposite East high school and the practice field. Spectators made a good-sized gallery, picking out their favorites and becoming acquainted with the faces and forms of the new men...BUCKETS IS BACK: Buckets Goldenberg, well-built guard, was there as usual - apparently a permanent fixture. "How's the poundage?" the fans wondered, and spoke in admiring terms about his ability to get around with the youngest of the newcomers. No individual was given much opportunity to show up in a spectacular way, but Don Hutson did snare some passes that brought the old thrill back. Practically everybody was given a chance at throwing and catching. Punting and receiving punts took up about a half hour of the drill. Red Smith devoted the early part of the morning to the centers. Just before the shower call sounded, Coach Lambeau called them all together and ran them through several offensive formations.
HUSTON, ISBELL AND JANKOWSKI ARE SET
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The signing of Donald Hutson, Cecil Isbell and Eddie Jankowski for the 1940 football season was announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau as the Green Bay Packers prepared to resume their strenuous drill schedule under soggy skies. Lambau also said that he had reached terms with Clarke Hinkle, veteran fullback, but that Hinkle "just hasn't brought in his contract yet." This burst of weekend activity just about clears up the Packers' contract problems.The team faces a terrific week of work, preparatory to appearing in an intra-squad game at City stadium next Friday night. At that time the visiting delegates to the state Elks convention, plus the Packers' host of Northeastern Wisconsin fans, will witness the first competitive appearances of the National league champions. The only Packer missing today, other than the All-Stars, was Gust Zarnas, veteran guard from Ohio State, who signed his contract but has not yet put in an appearance. Two outdoor workouts were carded for today, the rain notwithstanding, and tonight the squad will assemble at the Hotel Northland for a lengthy skull drill and chalk talk. All too little remains, Lambeau stressed, for the All-Star game strategy to be completed. The game will be played at Soldier field, Chicago, Aug. 29 before a crowd which will probably exceed 85,000. The return of Hutson to the Packer fold for his sixth season of professional football brings back one of the game's best known names. The fastest man and greatest pass receiver in the league, Hutson has chalked up 39 touchdowns in his five season, and has added six points after touchdown for a grand total of 240. Only two Packers, Verne Lewellen and Hinkle, rank higher on the team's all-time scoring list than the Alabama veteran. Lewellen is the only player with more touchdowns to his credit. Weighing 185 pounds, married, and a native of Pine Bluff, Ark., Hutson is at the peak of his great game and is expected to continue his program of terrorizing National league defenses this season. With Arnold Herber, he ranks as half of the greatest scoring threat in the game. Isbell will start his third year as a Packer. He broke into the pro game from Purdue university with a fiery performance in the All-Star game of 1938...SHARES PASSING CHORES: In two season with the Packers, he has shared a major part of the forward passing burden and has scored 27 points on four touchdowns and three extra points. A 190-pounder with a flaming competitive spirit, he is one of the most popular men on the team. Isbell is a native of Houston. Eddie Jankowski, starting his fourth year as a Packer, formerly starred as a battering ram at the University of Wisconsin. One of the hardest runners in  professional football, he weighs 200 pounds, is strong as an ox and has served as relief man for Hinkle during most of his tenure with Green Bay. Jankowski weighs well up the scoring list, with 57 points, attained on nine touchdowns and three extra points. His home is at Milwaukee, and he has been employed in NYA work.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The fact that the freshman members of the 1940 Green Bay Packer football squad carry less weight and pack more speed than the usual first year crop can go down on the credit side of the team's ledger. Enthusiasm almost always runs high at the first workout. Men who later in the season are to be shunted to minor league teams, or will return to non-sports tasks, look magnificent. Others who don't sparkle with the first punts and passes grind down to their 14-karat worth and travel through the schedule as important cogs of a great machine. You can watch a man as he steps through his practice paces for the first time and observe that he is built sturdily, moves fast, packs enthusiasm, seems intelligent, wants to work. Just how he'll react with half of the Chicago Bears' line on top of him, with a face full of cleats and a tummy compressed by the weight of guards, tackles and centers, you can find out only in one way - by putting him underneath part of the Chicago Bears line. Yes, the real test can't be met until the time for competition arrives, but still it must be said that a glance at the Green Bay Packer squad over the weekend offers not the slightest reason for pessimism.  No team yet has emerged from the All-Star game to make a successful defense of its championship. If the Packers are to be the first, they'll do it on the strength of their mental attitude, for they have everything else. Physically, the team should be no weaker and it may be a whole lot stronger than it was last year. The mental edge - the fine bit of tuning which determines whether we lick you or you lick us - must come later. The veterans seem to realize that they are in for a lot of competition from the younger men this season. Only a few were overweight Saturday, and those who were were the ones who can least afford it. We can see where five or six men can be lopped off the squad after the All-Star game without causing great damage. From there on, it is going to be tough and no one knows it better than Curly Lambeau.
BEATTIE FEATHERS WORKS HARD TO LAND JOB WITH GREEN BAY
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Packer practice: Fans turned out in goodly sized throngs to appraise the Green Bay Packers in their initial workouts over the weekend. Cameras responded to both the amateur and the professional touch Sunday afternoon when Coach E.L. Lambeau had the boys dress just for the benefit of picture takers. But from now on the team works out under cover. No writers to take notes. No cameras. And no All-Star fifth columnists...Several cities in the Fox River valley were represented among the spectators Sunday. Tourists also looked in at one of Green Bay's better known properties. Percy M. Nulton, St. Petersburg, Fla., came down from Sturgeon Bay where he is vacationing to get a view of the team he had read so much about. He was one of the picture takers...Destined to become a fan favorite if he makes the ball club is the transplanted veteran, Beattie Feathers. The former Tennessee halfback came to the Packers as a free agent. He selected Green Bay above two other clubs because he wanted to play in Green Bay. "The Packers always play to win," he said in the dressing room Sunday. "That is the kind of team I want to play with." Feathers spent the 1938 season in Brooklyn after his service with the Chicago Bears. Early last season against Philadelphia his knee was thrown out. He retired from the game for about a month, and then turned up with Patterson, N.J., of the minor eastern circuit. He finished the season there and found the injured leg in good shape. Thus, his decision to take another turn at the big time. If things work out for him, his wife and two daughters will come up from Knoxville to join the football colony. Feathers is a salesman for a sporting good company in the offseason, and he is building a home at Knoxville...A new backfield combination which may spring into prominence is composed of Bob Adkins at blocking back, Feathers at left halfback, Jim Gillette at right halfback, and Larry Buhler at fullback. The mental attitude of the entire squad seems to be ideal, but if there is any single man whose determination to make good is especially noteworthy, that man is Buhler. Unless the fates deal him a bad hand from the bottom of the deck, Larry will be very much in evidence in the 1940 championship campaign. One veteran expressed the viewpoint that some of the first year men have a prima donna attitude. Claims he never saw it so pronounced here. Well, under Lambeau and Assistant Coach Red Smith every man out there will have a chance to produce. And if some of the lads are as good as they think they are, it will be very, very tough on the rest of the teams in the league...William Clarke Hinkle, the bruising Bucknell buster who has been around a long time now will continue to cause opposition headaches and backaches. The "Hink" is at playing weight of less than 200 pounds right now. Construction work at Appleton for the Kimberly-Clark mills and softball with a Neenah team kept him in shape all summer. That limp which some of the onlookers noticed Sunday is nothing to worry about. Hink pulled a muscle in the opening practice Saturday. Many of the veterans are in excellent condition. Captain Milton Gantenbein is around 198 pounds that means he is set. Milt spent most of the summer up north fishing after the termination of his brief career as a baseball umpire. Ernie Smith is dropping pounds and figures that he is about right now. Pete Tinsley, after working for the Foeller Construction company, probably is in better condition for this time of the year than he has been in any of his previous turns here...Squad meets squad in a regulation game Friday night. With the All-Star game at hand, the workouts are coming early and hard. Joe Laws and Arne Herber, a couple of handy guys to have around when sides are being chosen in a football game, both carry too many pounds, but they are melting off. Frank Balazs should show well at fullback this year. Dick Weisgerber definitely will be at blocking back in one combination. He probably will do some punting as well. Champ Seibold looks much better than he did a year ago when he decided to let the Packers struggle along without him. He is in shape, knows the competition for tackle berths is keen, and is a rarin' to go. Ernie Smith and Red Smith will continue to influence his ways at tackle play, and they are a pair of very influential gentlemen in line direction. Keep an eye on Smiley Johnson, rookie guard from Georgia. Lotsa promise there...The players attended the Bluejays baseball game Sunday night and were introduced there. Deacon Delmore, Jay pitcher, suggested that the baseball players ought to take a duck when the gridders appeared. Said that the diamond players with the exception of Rudy Novak looked like midgets by comparison. The Packer corporation and the baseball club get along much better than is generally realized. Up to now the baseball team was given the use of the Packer training quarters and locker rooms at City stadium. Pretty fair accommodations, and it was years before the Packers had the,. Bud Jorgenson has taken over as trainer where the late Dave Woodward left off. Bud's chief assistant and bottle washer is Tim O'Brien. Dick Holznecht has been added to the staff of property assistants. And Howie Levitas, who has worked with the team for many seasons but never lost his amateur standing, is around again. Howie and the newspaper writers, photographers and sideline coaches went through a trying day in the heat yesterday. Mopping the perspiration from his brow, one of the fifth quarter specialists remarked, "And the players think it's tough." Familiar faces back on the scene included Mrs. Don Hutson, Mrs. Russ Letlow, the two Madames Svendsen, Mrs. Clarke Hinkle, and a dozen others who also serve as they sit and wait. New to the scene is Mrs. George Strickler, wife of the Chicago Tribune scribe. The Stricklers will be here until the All-Star game. George thinks the Packers look better at this early writing than any other squad that he has watched prepare for the charity tilt. And he points to the necessity of being in condition for a happy ending so far as the pro team is concerned. The men who played in the 1937 game don't have to be reminded of that. 
TWO RIVERS BACKS FAITH IN PACKERS WITH OFFER OF CAMP
AUG 12 (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.
MELTING SUN HELPS PACKERS PREPARE FOR FRIDAY'S INTRA-SQUAD COLLISION; EXECUTION IS RAGGED
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, toiling under a melting sun for their engagement with the College All-Americans at Soldier field Aug. 29, rumbled through two workouts yesterday and were in session against last night at the Hotel Northland under the tutelage of Coach Curly Lambeau and his assistant, Red Smith. The Packers got in some husky body contact work during the periods on the drill field, but their coordination was ragged and they had trouble keeping their minds on the signals. Time and again simple plays were messed up through failure of someone to be at the right place at the right time, and the coach expressed disappointment at the squad's showing generally. The men are trying to brush up their plays rapidly in anticipation of their intra-squad game at City stadium next Friday evening, when two divisions of the Packers will meet in combat against each other. The contest is being staged primarily as entertainment for the Elks' state convention, which then will be in session, but all Packer fans are invited. The game will afford fans a No. 1 opportunity to glimpse both newcomers and veterans of the Green Bay squad. Although Lambeau indicated pleasure at the vigor of the contact work yesterday, he was displeased at the execution of the plays. "There were too many assignments missed," he commented. "Too many men didn't have their minds on football." The practice brought out one fact clearly - that the scrap for fullback service this year will be a mighty one. Clarke Hinkle, back in the old groove, apparently as powerful and dangerous as ever, faces competition from three quarters. Larry Buhler, former Minnesota star who was given little play last year, has been shifted to fullback and looks terrific. He has put on 10 or 12 solid pounds, in between seasons, runs hard as a tank, and is filled to the brim with determination. Frank Balazs, another huskily built young fellow, also starting his sophomore season, is in the pink, too, and alternated with Hinkle and Buhler in toting the oval yesterday. Then there is Eddie Jankowski, a Packer veteran, who showed up late for the drill program but is diving into practice with all his old-time vigor...SOMEBODY MAY GO: It is doubtful that the Packers will keep four fullbacks this year, and the candidates are working as though they realized it. Much the same situation exists at center, where four men - George and Bud Svendsen, Tom Greenfield and Charley Brock - are engaged in keen competition. With 43 men on the field - Gust Zarnas, guard, reported yesterday - bitter competition exists for every position. The squad is not likely to be slashed until after the All-Star game. Arnie Herber was given poor protection on passes at several stages of the scrimmage, and his tosses generally were wide. Joe Laws, as usual, sparkled on pass defense, knocking down several tosses and intercepting a couple, Andy Uram and Cecil Isbell also contributed some forward passing...RAY WORKING HARD: Baby Ray looked strong at tackle, at one time hitting Hinkle so hard when the latter's blockers missed their assignment that he brought yelps from the other players. Bob Adkins, the blocking back from Marshall college, did some effective work. Today a Paramount News cameraman was here to take news photos of the squad, having come directly from the All-Star camp.
STARS MAP PASSES
AUG 13 (Evanston, IL) - The College All-Stars are planning to beat the aerial-minded Green Bay Packers at their own game when the two teams meet in the seventh annual All-Star battle in Soldier field Aug. 29. When the Collegians began serious preparations for the game yesterday, Coach Eddie Anderson of Iowa lost no time getting his passers lined up. It was recalled that the All-Stars of 1937 defeated the Packers, 6 to 0, in this manner. Two drills daily are on tap for all of this week.
COACHES ORDER FULL SPEED FOR ALL-STAR GAME
AUG 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.
PACKER GREENS ARE VICTORS IN OFFENSIVE SHOW BEFORE 2,500 GRIDIRON FANS, 34-14
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - Under conditions almost as severe meterologically as those of the 1937 All-Star game, the squads of Green Bay Packers battled through four periods
of an exhibition football game before 2,500 at City stadium
last night, and wound up with the basketball score of 34 to
14. Cecil Isbell's Greens defeated Arnold Herber's White,
and if any Packers were overweight when the game started,
they were down to rock bottom when it ended. Specatators
sat in melting heat and watched a contest of breaks, with
most of the scores resulting directly or indirectly from 
misuse of the forward pass. Each team turned loose 16
tosses, and seven of the total were intercepted. Long runs,
with Eddie Jankowski, Jimmy Lawrence and Joe Laws
traveling the farthest, were the specialty of the evening, and
added an unexpected measure of thrills to the practice 
game. The final three periods were cut drastically in time to
save the players from unnecessary punishment. As a
conditioner, the contest was tops. The Packers toiled and
sweated under much the same setup they may expect at
Soldier field one week from next Thursday, and while they
didn't enjoy the temperature, soaring around in the 80's, 
they deserved a lot of good out of the work. Just how much
progress was made by the individual players during the
torrid evening won't be revealed until the squad settles
back to its practice routine, but there were any number of
bright spots to cheer the spectators...FULLBACKS RUN
HARD: For one thing, the Packers are loaded with a quintet
of the hardest-running fullbacks in the game. Larry Buhler,
Clarke Hinkle, Eddie Jankowski and Frank Balazs
appeared capable of dishing out a lot of headaches this
fall. The overhead game, while it boomeranged frequently
and missed fire on many more occasions, clicked every so
often in spectacular fashion, although no rookie
sharpshooters appeared during the evening. Jimmy
Lawrence, who ran and passed with adeptness for the
Greens, provided a pleasant wallop, and the blocking of
Bob Adkins, quarterback from Marshall college, opened a
lot of eyes, making Adkins a sure fire candidate for his
position. Not many of the veterans fell down on their
assignments, although the many breaks of the game gave
a premium to the offense and somewhat overshadowed 
the defensive maneuvers. Tackling in general was ragged.
Jim Gillette, a right halfback from Virginia, showed speed
and an ability to go after passes...GOES FULL TIME: Only
the first period went the full length, and it was scoreless.
An 18-yard forward pass gain from Cecil Isbell to Dick
Weisgerber - a pair who played hard football all evening - 
gave the Greens a scoring chance which went glimmering
when Tiny Engebretsen's full field goal attempt from the 29-
yard line twisted to the left. The old Herber to Hutson aerial
combination clicked twice in a row for the Whites on the
next sequence of plays, but the advance was checked on 
the Green 20-yard line, when the Whites lost the ball on downs. At this stage it began to look like a low scoring contest. Late in the period the Whites moved in, after Hutson intercepted Lawrence's forward pass and got off an 18-yard return to the Green 21-yard stripe. Jankowski was dumped on a line play, but the Greens drew a 5-yard penalty, and on Herber's forward pass to Feather, which went sour, the Greens were penalized again, giving the Whites a first down on the 11-yard line...BEATTIE GOES THROUGH: Feathers dodged through center for five yards, and Adkins added three on a quarterback sneak as the period ended. Feathers was stopped cold on the next thrust at center, but on the fourth down he ran wide to the left, pivoted and made a spectacular snatch of Herber's forward pass as he fell over the goal line, Milt Gantenbein's arms wrapped around him. With Herber holding the ball, Jankowski placekicked the extra point, and the score was 7 to 0, in the Whites' favor. The Whites kicked off, and Lawrence broke loose on a sensational return of 80 yards, displaying a shifty change of pace as he raced down to the White 15-yard stripe with benefit of expert blocking en route. The Whites were penalized five yards on Isbell's unsuccessful line play, but on the next play Isbell passed over center to Harry Jacunski, who gathered in the ball unmolested for a touchdown. Hinkle's try for the extra point, with Laws holding the ball, was blocked...SCHNEIDMAN GETS PASS: After the next kickoff Herman Schneidman of the Greens intercepted Herber's forward pass and returned eight yards to the White 17. Three plays netted four yards, and on last down Isbell ran on an attempted forward pass play, clearing right end and stepping over the line for a touchdown. Hinkle's kick for the extra point were low, but the Whites were offside and Isbell tried it, making the point. The score was 13 to 7 in the Greens' favor. The Whites came back hard, but the threat was halted when Isbell intercepted a forward pass by Herber on the Green 5-yard line and returned to the White 34, where Uram tackled him. Late in the half an Isbell to Gillette forward pass gained 14 yards, the receiver going out of bounds on the White 1-yard stripe. Buhler rammed over right guard for a touchdown on the next play, and when Isbell kicked the extra point the Greens held a 20 to 7 advantage...LAWRENCE LOOSE AGAIN: A 31-yard spring by Lawrence in the third period, during which he adroitly evaded George Svendsen, Herber and Red Olson, gave the Greens another touchdown, to which Ernie Smith added the extra point. The count was 27 to 7. There was a momentary flurry right after that, when Herber's forward pas was intercepted by Buhler, and a toss by Laws was grabbed off by George Svendsen. A long pass from Lawrence to Jacunski gained 40 yards and gave the Greens a first down on the West 28, but after the fourth period started Jankowski intercepted Uram's forward pass on the White 26 to prevent the advance...80-YARD RETURN: When the Jank picked off the ball, he tucked it under his arm and got up speed for an 80-yard return which didn't end until he crossed the Green goal line for a White touchdown. Dick Weisgerber was the last man to snipe for the runner. Jankowski booted the extra point, and the Green lead was 27-14. A 66-yard sprint by Joe Laws from scrimmage late in the game set the stage for the final Green score. Weisgerber cracked center for six yards, bringing the ball to the White 8-yard line, and in two hard pokes Hinkle added four more yards. Uram traveled fast around right end for a touchdown, and Weisgerber kicked the extra point.
NO SERIOUS INJURIES
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - No serious injuries were acquired by the Green Bay Packers in last night's intra-squad game, Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, announced today. Charley Brock, center, was hurt in the shoulder, and leg bruises were picked up by Jim Lawrence, halfback; Red Olson, quarterback; and Lou Midler, guard. All will be available for the All-Star game.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau has been speaking in a light-hearted way about the intensity of the struggle for positions on the 1940 Green Bay Packer football squad, which has been wading through its drill schedule four deep, but last night's intra-squad game at City stadium gave indications that many an aspirin may be consumed by the coach before he selects the boys who won't be in uniform after Sept. 12. A lot of folks, for instance, figured that Jimmy Lawrence, the former Cardinal acquired by the Packers in mid-season last year, was here principally on a tryout basis, his attitude being "let me show you that I'm worth what I want." If Lawrence is a has-been, he didn't prove it to a lot of people last night. Giving the fellow his just praise, he was the star of the game, and probably attracted more comment than any other player on the field. Granted that one good game doesn't make a lifetime record, Jimmy still must feel pretty good about things today. Not knocking the other centers - three of the finest middle men in the pro football whirl - but it does seem elegant to witness big George Svendsen in action at City stadium again. We didn't realize how much that large guy had been missed until he broke into action again. No noses were shattered in the process, but the collision between Svendsen and Clarke Hinkle in the fourth period went down as the sensation of the game, barring possibly Beattie Feathers' stab of Arnold Herber's forward pass for a touchdown in the second quarter. When two moving objects like George Svendsen and Clarke Hinkle come together en route, and traveling in opposite directions, the sight is well worth a trip to any stadium. Hinkle is a tough man, and prides himself upon it. When his head-on smash with Svendsen knocking him flat, he scrambled to his feet like a cat and was all for continuing his advance, except that the officials ruled that forward progress very definitely had been stopped. Getting back to the center proposition, we don't envy Curly's problem. Charley Brock was the line riot of the year in 1939, as a freshman. Tom Greenfield, one of the biggest men on the team, never has failed in a given assignment. Bud Svendsen is a center who would be welcomed by any team in the National league. George Svendsen was the league's best man at his position when he retired - Mel Hein or no Mel Hein - and he gives every indication of picking up right where he left off. The Packers very probably won't carry four centers for the entire season. So you can see what we man by the reference to the aspiring bottle. It's a dirty job to slash large slices of talent off a squad you'd like to keep intact.
LAMBEAU AVOIDS ROW OVER WHO'LL PRACTICE WHOM
AUG 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
AUG 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.
PACKERS REST OVER SUNDAY, GET BACK TO HEAVY SCHEDULE TODAY
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Getting the benefit of something which looked more like football weather, the Green Bay Packers were back on the practice field today, following a weekend's rest after their intra-squad game. Coach Curly Lambeau, who met with the players for a skull drill this morning and planned two drills during the day, checked over his team today and found no one who positively will be unavailable for the All-Star game at Soldier field a week from Thursday. Seven or eight of the Packers were shaken up badly in the intra-squad combat, and were excused from heavy work today, but the only two causing concerns were Larry Craig, end, and Charley Brock, center. Brock's shoulder was damaged Friday night and he was taken to a hospital for X-ray examinations. which revealed no fracture. It is possible, however, than a separation occurred, as he cannot lift his arm freely, and the injured wing is being watched carefully. Craig was involved in an automobile accident about two weeks before the drill season opened, and has had leg trouble. If he runs for 10 minutes or so, the member goes "dead' on him, and he was not used in Friday's game. Lambeau said today that he hopes both Brock and Craig will be on tap for the All-Star game, and he is certain that the rest of the damaged members will be ready for play. The weekend rest seemed to do the Packers a lot of good, as the intra-squad battle was played under steaming conditions. There is every probability that the Chicago contest will run into somewhat the same temperatures, and if so the Green Bay team is well dehydrated and ready for action. At any rate, the Packers won't be caught napping by the extreme heat as they were in 1937...HAVE FIVE RESERVES: Coach Lambeau expects, too, that his extensive reserves - the Packers will enter the game with 43 men available for duty, barring casualties - will avoid repetition of the player shortage he experienced in 1937. The Packers will be drilled at double speed from now until the All-Star game, and once the classic is completed there won't be a bit of rest, as Packers and Washington Redskins tangle at State fair park Labor day, Sept. 2, in an exhibition game. The engagement with the Redskins finished, the Packers will return to Green Bay and settle down to hard work preparatory to opening their National league schedule against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Sept. 15.
4 DRILL SESSIONS MAKE PACKERS ALL-STAR MINDED
AUG 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.
FOOTBALL WEATHER SPURS PACKERS, IN PRACTICE FOR ALL-STAR BATTLE
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - A cool wind and invigorating football weather helped the Green Bay Packers yesterday as they returned to the drill field in preparation for the seventh annual All-Star game, but the squad still showed the need for extensive work before kickoff time Aug. 29. Coach Curly Lambeau, surveying yesterday's dummy scrimmage, pointed out that the appearance at Chicago is scheduled for one week from next Thursday, and indicated that missed assignments during signal drill still occur too frequently to suit him. The team is in almost as good physical condition as it can get, as the second All-Star test in its history approaches, but the players' mental edge, so vital for a victory at Chicago, hasn't asserted itself as yet...TRIES VARIOUS COMBINATIONS: Lambeau tried all varieties of backfield combinations yesterday, with the backs carrying the ball and passing for an hour straight. Men were tossed indiscriminately into the blocking back, left half, right half and fullback positions. There was one with Glenn (Red) Olson at quarter, Beattie Feathers at left half, Joe Laws at right and Clarke Hinkle at full. Another had Olson, Feathers, Laws and Eddie Jankowski. Then there was one with Bob Adkins, Cecil Isbell, Jim Gillette and Hinkle, another with Herman Schneidman, Isbell, Johnny Blood and Jankowski; another with Larry Craig, Feathers, Laws and Hinkle; another with Dick Weisgerber, Jimmy Lawrence, Arnold Herber and Frank Balazs. In short, the coach failed to provide a tipoff as to his favorite backfield, if there is such a unit, as he pushed his ball carriers and blockers through their workout without partiality...BLOOD TRAINS WITH TEAM: The status of Johnny Blood with the squad wasn't apparent, but the former Vagabond was working as hard as every, caught a few passes, served on defense during the dummy scrimmage and ran a few signals. Previously he had offered his services to Lambeau in any capacity desired. The injury problem, while not severe, is proving vexing to the coach. Craig was romping around in fine form yesterday, but his leg, damaged in an auto accident several weeks ago, is being watched carefully, and Charley Brock, center, continues to sport a lame shoulder. Lambeau commented with disfavor upon the appearance of eight or nine strained leg muscles, the result of running upon the uneven practice field ground. The newly sodded area has displayed a tendency to sink in odd places, and now affords an extremely rough surface. Lambeau indicated that nothing could be done about it this year, but added that he blamed it for the epidemic of pulled muscles...JACUNSKI SPEARS BALL: Beattie Feathers was passing well yesterday morning, and Harry Jacunski made several handsome catches. Joe Laws, who has a knack of floating under the ball while traveling under it, picked off his share, and a sore leg muscle didn't prevent Don Hutson from grabbing the usual number of aerials. The Packers drilled over and over again on plays involving sharp, short passes of the type which may not produce immediate touchdowns, but which gobble up steady slices of land. Concluding the workout, the field goal kickers spent a few extra minutes booting ovals at the posts, with good results. The punting of Hinkle as the best of the practice season. Trying for field goals were Hinkle, George Svendsen, Tiny Engebretsen, Eddie Jankowski, Fred Shirey, Hutson and Adkins. In the afternoon Assistant Coach Red Smith gathered with the guards, tackles and centers for individual rough work, while Coach Lambeau met downtown with his backs and ends for a special skull session. After that, the second group repaired to the field to participate in the second drill of the day.
LAMBEAU WARNS LAGGARDS; TEAM DRILLS IN SECRET
AUG 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.
KENOSHA PLAYS HERE
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - Contracts arrived here today for a football game between the Kenosha Cardinals of the Midwest league and the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Saturday night, Sept. 7, Coach Curly Lambeau announced. Kenosha has a community-sponsored team operated similar to that of the Packers, and the contest will give Packer fans their first opportunity to see the 1940 All-Star members of the team in action with Green Bay.
ALL-STAR FEVER MOUNTS AS PACKERS DRIVE THROUGH SCRIMMAGE; CRAIG'S INJURY BETTER
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - As the Green Bay Packers tore through a rough-and-tumble scrimmage session yesterday morning, and then sent part of the squad back for additional practice in the afternoon. All-Star football game fever began to mount in the Wisconsin championship community today. The team still is a long way from the spot it wants to be in on the eve of combat at Soldier field, but there was no question yesterday but that progress is being made. For one thing, the players are beginning to talk about the game in terms which show they realize its seriousness. Another thing, they are hitting hard and very few of them still carry excess poundage in odd places. Lastly, sports chatter around the town is beginning to turn more and more on the chances of Green Bay sending a championship football team to the All-Star game, and coming home with more points than the opposition...MAPS RULES STRUGGLE: Before the actual contest takes place on the field, Coach Curly Lambeau faces a stiff struggle with the rules committee, and he indicated today that he is prepared to fight to the limit for the rights of professional against the Collegians. The All-Star management has been scared to death ever since the series started that some talented professional crew some day would go pfft! through the All-Americans, and for that reason the rules have been regulated carefully to give the chief advantage to the former campus idols. The things which irk Lambeau the most concern the forward passing rule, the dead ball rule and the decision which gives an offensive team the ball on the 1-yard line in case of a 15-yard penalty...RUIN PASSING GAME: As college rules prohibit the throwing of a forward pass from any point within five yards of the scrimmage line, some 30 percent of the professional team's offense has to be scrapped for the one game. Lambeau would be glad to play one half professional rules and one half college rules, but he feels that the present setup works an unfair handicap on the National leaguers. The dead ball business is worse. "According to the rule we must follow at Chicago," Lambeau commented, "a player is ruled dead if his knee or elbow touches the ground, even through no defensive player is within 15 yards of him. The professional players aren't used to that rule, and we shall seek to have it altered."...HALF THE DISTANCE: Giving the offensive team the ball on the 1-yard line is the same as giving it a touchdown, and Lambeau wants the pro rule used, wherein a 15-yard penalty drawn within the 15-yard line results in a penalty of half the distance to the goal. The coach was dismayed to hear that odds of the game are 8-5, in favor of the Packers. "This places the All-Stars in the position of underdogs, which they don't deserve," he said. "The Packers have not reached 70 percent of their desired peak as yet, and we are working three and four times a day to achieve it." Lambeau was in touch with Arch Ward, promoter of the game, by telephone yesterday and heard that the ticket sale is the largest in the history of the game. All $4.40 and $3.30 tickets have been sold, and the last of the $2.20's are disappearing. A crowd upwards of 85,000 is entirely possible...SELECT OFFICIAL BALL: The conversation involved selection of the official ball, which will be a Spaulding, white with black lines. Although five men signed with the Packers are with the College All-Stars now, Lambeau said he doubted that Frank Bykowski, Purdue guard, would be called to Green Bay. The Packer guard situation seems well under control and Bykowski may be used as trading material. Yesterday's scrimmage went well. It included some fancy ball toting by Jimmy Lawrence and Beattie Feathers, and some good defensive work by Champ Seibold, out to land a squad position after a year of gridiron inactivity. George Svendsen also was a useful individual on defense...GREAT OFFENSIVE LINE: What generally is regarded as the No. 1 line of the Packers looked red hot on offense, and moved the ball freely. Milt Gantenbein and Harry Jacunski were at ends, Baby Ray and Bill Lee worked at tackles, Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg did the guard duties and the center assignment was shifted around the two Svendsens and Tom Greenfield. The casualty situation shows some improvements, Larry Craig was galloping around in old-time form, and barring unexpected trouble should be ready to go against the All-Stars. Charley Brock's injured shoulder was slightly better, but not enough to cause the coach to turn loose any cheers. Another scrimmage is planned for Thursday. Signing of the Kenosha Cardinals, Midwest leaguers, for an exhibition tilt here Sept. 7 was hailed by the coach as a great final test for the Packers prior to the opening of the National league schedule Sept. 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Packers now will enter the combat zone thrice before the Eagles invade Green Bay, facing the All-Stars at Chicago Aug. 29, meeting the Washington Redskins at Milwaukee Monday afternoon, Sept. 2, and returning home for the Kenosha engagement the 7th.
KENOSHA BOLSTERS ITS LINEUP FOR FIRST TILT
AUG 21 (Kenosha) - The Kenosha Cardinals have added two tackles and a halfback to their roster as they prepare for the season's Midwest Football league opener with Columbus Sept. 18. Paul Berezney, formerly of Fordham, and Harold Klaus, West Bend, are the tackles. Al Christensen, Knox college's spark plug of last year, is the back. Klaus played at St. Norbert college, West De Pere, and at Oshkosh Teachers' college.
GREEN MEETS WHITES IN STADIUM CONTEST
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Forty-three members of the Green Bay Packer football squad tonight will try to prove their fitness for permanent occupation in a gridiron way this fall, when they step onto the turf of City stadium for the team's annual intra-squad contest. The game will start at 8 o'clock, with the squad halved between the "Greens" and the "Whites". Coach Curly Lambeau yesterday decided he wouldn't appoint captains for the two teams. Instead, whoever is calling the signals will serve as team leader, which means that the opening whistle will see Arnold Herber in charge of the Whites and Cecil Isbell leading the Giants...NO CARDINAL SCRIMMAGES: A projected set of scrimmage game with the Chicago Cardinals, which were planned next week, were called off by Coach Lambeau, on the basis that the games would give the All-Americans, now drilling at Evanston, a right to scrimmage the Cardinals also. As a matter of fact, the scrimmages with the All-Stars had been arranged, and rather than permit the collegians to face a National league team and thereby benefit, Lambeau decided that the Packers could do without the Cardinal presence here. The Chicago Tribune raised a howl on the grounds that the decision was a tactical victory for the All-Stars, but actually the matter seems considerably less important than that. The Packers rarely have scrimmaged against an outside team during their practice sessions, and the Green Bay squad is sufficiently large to provide adequate replacements during the rough work...CHANGE LINEUPS OFTEN: Just how the Green and White teams will line up tonight at the opening kickoff is a matter of conjecture, and won't be decided until just before game time. Both teams will have ample reserves, and the rosters will be switched frequently as Coach Lambeau and Assistant Red Smith get lines on the talent. The Packers worked out during yesterday morning's rainstorm, and then called off practice until the evening, when they trotted around for an hour under the stadium lamps. The forward passing drill indicated that the receivers will have no trouble picking off the oval during the night lighted game, and its extent showed that the aerial game will be stressed by both sides tonight. The Packers need the night work, as in addition to the All-Star struggle Aug. 29, they will meet the Washington Redskins in a night engagement at State Fairgrounds, Milwaukee, Sept. 2. Gates will be open soon after 7 o'clock tonight, and no seats will be reserved. Admission is 55 cents for adults and 10 cents for children.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Not meaning disrespect to a good half of the Green Bay Packer football squad, which is concentrated among the "Green" forces for tonight's intra-team battle at City stadium, but we like the looks of the White boys, as a group packing sufficient offensive wallop to acquire the better point total. Not that the Greens lack punch, in any sense. Any backfield including Cecil Isbell, Larry Buhler, Clarke Hinkle and Joe Laws has the capacity of moving the football along the ground in large gulps. The Whites, too, will have the use of Isbell's right arm in the aerial department, and maybe one or two other White backs may surprise the folks. You will remember that Harry Jacunski, who caught more than one long toss last season, including a very crucial one against the Bears at Chicago, is a member of the White brigade. But there is something about those Greens which seems to spell touchdowns. The only expert passer which the team appears to have is Arnie Herber (unless Beattie Feathers or Andy Uram fools 'em), but Herber is not exactly in the spot of an untried rookie where forward passing is concerned. And he can fling it at people like Don Hutson, Carl Mulleneaux and Milt Gantenbein, to say nothing of his own backs, who include such well-known performers as Feathers, Uram, Eddie Jankowski and Frank Balazs. As to the new men, they may top the scale of victory one way or the other, and tip it decisively. Players who have looked great loping around in sweatsuits, and spearing passes without hindrance, may show something very different when the competitive heat is turned on. Offhand, we would say that the White line is stronger, except at the tackles, where the Greens have the services of Bill Lee and Baby Ray, the Packers' two starters at the positions last season. In line play also, the new men will play a deciding factor, as they have had scant opportunity to show that blocking and tackling during squad drills.
PACKER DEFENSE IMPROVES AS GRIDDERS CONDUCT SCRIMMAGE
​AUG 22 (Green Bay) - The defense caught up with the offense yesterday as the Green Bay Packers again scrimmaged in preparation for the All-Star game a week from tonight, and the boys who toted the freight had trouble making consistent progress. Tightness of the defensive players, who were ragged in the previous scrimmage, did not prevent a well-executed Arnold Herber to Carl Mulleneaux forward pass from clicking for a score, and it didn't stop Larry Buhler from plunging across twice from points inside the 10-yard stripe, but in general the offensive maneuvers didn't overshadow the men on the other side of the line. With the  big conflict only a few hours more than a week away, a thousand things remain to be done before the big football squad can be whipped into battle formation, but definite progress is being made. The Packers have not reached their peak yet, but some time before the kickoff at Soldier field Coach Curly Lambeau expects them to arrive at the fine point needed for victory...HOLD LONG SCRIMMAGE: An hour of
preliminary work, of executing plays against men wearing
blocking aprons, was conducted yesterday, and then came
an hour and a half of steady scrimmage, which finally was
halted because several of the men picked up bruises 
which slowed them down. Lambeau checked over the
casualty list after the rough work, and found only one player
who is unlikely to see action against the All-Americans next
Thursday. That individual is Charley Brock, the center with
the injured shoulder, and he is one man the Packers need
about as badly as anyone. Brock is one of he best men on
the squad in the vital matter of forward pass defense, and
while he may be able to see some action at Chicago, he is
certain to be under the point of complete recovery...CRAIG
IS RECOVERING: Larry Craig, blocking quarterback-end, is
romping around with all his old-time vigor, but Lambeau
was concerned today about the condition of Joe Laws, right
halfback who wrenched a leg during the scrimmage. Laws'
leg stiffened up during the night and he looked like a 
doubtful bet for work during the next few days. The coach
immediately shifted Jimmy Lawrence from left to right
halfback, just in case. Charley Schultz, tackle, sprained a
wrist yesterday but is not expected to be out of action for
long. The Packers face a strenuous exhibition schedule, 
"and we need it," Lambeau commented. After the All-Star
battle Aug. 29, the Bays will travel to Milwaukee to meet the
Washington Redskins in a Labor day afternoon struggle,
and Saturday, Sept. 7, they will entertain the Kenosha
Cardinals of the Midwest league right here at home. 
Kenosha is beginning to kick up a big interest in the Sept. 7
game. An order of 800 seats arrived today, along with word that Cardinal boosters will invade Green Bay in a special train...PLACES STRESS ON KICKING: Coach Lambeau is placing overtime stress on kicking, a factor likely to be of the utmost importance in the All-Star game. Punters are working for long periods each day, and the various talented field goal booters are getting a lot of attention, too. Clarke Hinkle and Frank Balazs were getting off the best punts yesterday from a group which also included Cecil Isbell, Jimmy Lawrence, Arnold Herber, Johnny Bllod and Dick Weisgerber. Herber also did some of the receiving, aided by Jim Gillette, Beattie Feathers, Joe Laws, Andy Uram, Herman Schneidman, Glenn Olson, Eddie Jankowski and Larry Buhler. Dummy scrimmage was next on the program. Six husky Packers- guards Ed Merlin and Jim Manley, tackles Schultz and Champ Seibold, and ends Craig and Bob Temple - wrapped themselves in blocking aprons and had more than a little luck in breaking up offensive forward passes, although they had the considerable advantage of knowing what plays were to be tried...KNOCKS DOWN PASSES: Tom Greenfield, backing up the line on defense, had some good moments guarding against passes during the session, knocking down one thrown by Herber and later intercepting a toss from the same player. Herber and Cecil Isbell were being rushed hard on many of their throws. Milt Gantenbein pulled the catch of the day by hooking off a long forward pass over Jim Lawrence's shoulder. Herber was on the forward end of the toss. Brock was the only Packer who didn't wear pads. Togged in light sweat clothes, he confined his activities to jogging around and keeping his legs in condition. Schultz and Temple broke through consistently to spill up would-be passers. When the squad adjourned to the stadium for scrimmage, Lambeau put two strong teams on the field as starters and  let them go to it...SET FOR OFFENSE: The offensive team had Don Hutson and Mulleneaux at ends, Ernie Smith and Paul Kell at tackles, Lou Midler and Pete Tinsley at guards, Greenfield at center, Craig at blocking quarterback, Uram and Herber at halfbacks and Buhler at full. Starting on defense were Harry Jacunski and Gantenbein, ends; Baby Ray and Bill Lee, tackles; Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg, guards; Bud Svendsen, center; Weisgerber, blocking quarterback; Isbell and Jim Gillette, halves; Eddie Jankowski, full. Developments during the long workout featured mostly defensive play. Jim Gillette displayed an exceptional talent for pass defense, and Buhler's two touchdown bucks were plays of beauty. Fullback Larry has his mind all made up to do regular duty with the Packers this year, and he has been running exceptionally hard. There were ragged spots in the general play, and some of the Packer veterans missed their blocks a few times. The cool weather was a big help, as the players felt like working, and showed it.
PACKERS REBUT VINEGAR SQUIRTS: WATCH OUR LINE!
AUG 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
ISBELL FLASHES PASSING FORM AS PACKERS HOLD SECRET DRILL
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers practice program was shrouded in secrecy yesterday as the NFL champions began polishing up their offense and tightening their defense for the engagement at Soldier field, Chicago, next Thursday evening with the 1940 version of the College All-Americans. Gates were closed, a uniformed officer patrolled the fence and all the visitors were shooed away as the squad worked out in sweatsuits for more than two hours. Inasmuch as Coach Curly Lambeau went to all that trouble to keep his activities secret, he naturally gave out very little in the way of news, but the team showed fire and spirit as it drove through its many formations. A somber note was provided by halfback Joe Laws, who attended in street clothes, limping on a wrenched leg which has been causing him trouble and which may prevent his participation in the All-Star game. The other prominent casualty, center Charley Brock, was doing his daily running and leg exercises, but didn't participate in the drill. He said that his shoulder shows signs of improvements, but he isn't able to lift it very high and it is doubtful if he will be able to see much action at Chicago next Thursday...TRIM DRILL SCHEDULE: The Packers will cut down their practice schedule to one turn a day henceforth, as Lambeau wants the players fresh and full of life for the important games ahead. A scrimmage tonight under the City stadium lights is planned. Arrangements for moving the team to Chicago for the All-Star fracas were completed today. The Packers will leave at 9 o'clock next Wednesday morning on a special train, over the Milwaukee Road line, and will make their headquarters at the Edgewater Beach hotel. They will work out Wednesday evening under the lights at Soldier field. The return trip to Green Bay will be made on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa Friday...ISBELL THROWS PASSES: During yesterday's practice Cecil Isbell, left halfback, came up with some extremely fancy forward passing, particularly on the short, sharp tosses into the flat zones. Harry Jacunski, Carl Mulleneaux and Don Hutson were getting under a lot of the aerials, which is no violation of the secrecy program, inasmuch as those ends usually are somewhere around when the passes settle. Tackles, guards and centers spent much of the period working with Assistant Coach Red Smith, perfecting blocking assignments which are apt to play a vital part in determining the final score at Chicago Aug. 29. Although the No. 1 event on the calendar of Packer fans is the All-Star engagement, corporation officials are beginning to plug the battle with the Washington Redskins, which takes place at State Fair park, Milwaukee, Monday afternoon, Sept. 2. After that comes a meeting with the Kenosha Cardinals of the Midwest league at City stadium, Sept. 7, in the evening, after which the stage will be set for the National league season.
ANDERSON SAYS NO RULE CHANGE
AUG 23 (Chicago) - The good fortune which has followed the College All-Americans through most of their workouts for their game with the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field next Thursday night deserted them for a few moments last evening and the result was a sprained right ankle for William (Bud) Kerr, the Notre Dame end. Kerr's injury occurred during a furious scrimmage. Head Coach Eddie Anderson called his men to order for a late drill, following their return from the La Salle hotel, where they had been luncheon guests, along with the staff, of the Interfraternity club of Chicago. For the seventh consecutive year, the club entertained the All-Stars in what has become the only social appearance of the squad as a group in Chicago...SATISFIED WITH RULES: "I will not consent to any change in the rules for the All-Star game," Coach Anderson said at the luncheon. "They have, after long argument, become standardized. They have been proved satisfactory, and I do not wish to take the responsibility for any change. The Packers will have a decided advantage anyway," Anderson went on in his perusal of the rules, "since the goal posts are on the goal line. Professional football develops placekickers and with the posts on the goal line, any time the Packers are within our half of the field, they may score. The Giants couldn't have scored their second field goal last year if the goal posts were on the end line where they belong." Curly Lambeau, Packer coach, and Anderson will meet Monday evening to ratify the rules under which the game will be played Thursday. They will consider, in addition to the position of the goal posts and the forward pass rule, the flying block and tackle, illegal use of hands by the linemen, dead ball rule, offside penalty within the defensive 10-yard line, and the restrictions on the kickoff...WANT TO WIN GAME: Anderson emphasized, in addressing the luncheon, the thought that the players are enjoying the practice period thoroughly and that he believes the most fund they can get out of the game is by winning it. All of the players were introduced to the fraternity men.
JOHNNY BLOOD HANDLES PACKER TEAM IN LAST SCRIMMAGE BEFORE ALL-STAR GAME
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Possibility that Johnny Blood, former Vagabond halfback who has been working out with the Green Bay Packers, may see action in his first All-Star game was apparent today after Blood handled both the team and the ball during part of last night's scrimmage under the lights at City stadium. The Packers will meet the College All-Americans at Soldier field, Chicago, next Thursday evening in the seventh annual All-Star game. Blood, along with some 43 other men, will be in Packer uniform at Soldier field, but whether or not he will get a chance to call signals, and perhaps go down in one of the specialized forward pass plays which thrilled his fans in bygone days, will depend upon Coach Curly Lambeau. Johnny arrived in town a few weeks ago after having spent very little of the summer doing exercises, and started out to get himself in condition. He worked out regularly with the Packers, after offering his services to them in any capacity needed, and in the last few days has been looking like a much improved ball player. He has been issued a new uniform, and will be listed "among those present" next Thursday night. An important addition to the Packer casualty list was made during the scrimmage last night, as George Svendsen, giant center from Minnesota, was helped to the sidelines with an injured leg. The extent of the bump has not been determined, but if it proves serious, the Packers may face a decided shortage of center talent in the All-Star game...BROCK STILL OUT: Charley Brock, middle man from Nebraska, has been nursing a damaged shoulder since the intra-squad game, and that leaves only two men - Bud Svendsen and Tom Greenfield - to handle the assignment. The other Packer casualty, halfback Joe Laws, was not in uniform last night. He has an injured leg. Lambeau always uses his new men sparingly until he is convinced that they have the talent to make the grade in major league football, but there are a few first year Packers who probably will see a sizable chunk of action in the All-Star conflict. One of them is Howard (Smiley) Johnson, guard from the University of Georgia. Johnson has displayed an occasional defensive weakness, but he is mopping up the deficiency fast and is one of the most aggressive men on the squad. He also is the fastest of a strong guard contingent. Bob Adkins, blocking quarterback and defensive end, is following the trail blazed last year by Larry Craig, and appears to be heading for steady work. He is tough and fast, and playing defensive end looks as good as anyone on the squad...STRONG ON PASS DEFENSE: A hand, too, for Jimmy Gillette, the Virginia halfback with the flare for pass defense, so vital in National league football. Gillette is the team's fastest back, and is one of a quartet of right halves which includes also Joe Laws, Johnny Blood and Jimmy Lawrence. This isn't meant to be an indication of what new men will stick around after the squad is cut to the legal 33. Guards Lou Midler and Jim Manley, tackle Fred Shirey and end Connie Mack Berry are showing talent and willingness to work, and there are others. Lambeau was asked directly today which 11 men he plans to start against the All-Stars, and ducked the answer. The reason, he said, was that he isn't sure yet, but he got some fine ideas on the subject from last night's scrimmage. Most distressing to the coach right now, other than his injured men, is the fact that every effort is being made through Chicago publicity channels to get the Packers overconfident for the big contest. Every news blast out of Chicago plays up the fact that the odds are running 2-1 in favor of the Packers - a ridiculous figure - and that the Collegians have several glaring weaknesses...TEAM LOOKS SUPERIOR: "As a matter of fact, I am informed," the Packer coach said, "that in spirit and talent the All-Stars are superior to any in recent years, and in Eddie Anderson they have one of the best coaches in the country. Ken Washington, the Negro halfback from U.C.L.A., reputedly is one of the greatest backs any All-Star team ever had, and Ken Kavanaugh's ability as a pass receiver is said to rival Hutson's." This doesn't mean that Washington and Kavanaugh are "in" as yet, but negative attitude now won't help the Packers should the pair achieve an All-Star victory. The Packer training schedule between now and the All-Star game has been completed. They held a skull session at the Hotel Northland this morning at 11 o'clock, and worked out at the field this afternoon. A 10 o'clock Sunday morning workout will  complete the assignment for tomorrow...SCHEDULE IS READY: Monday morning they will gather to discuss plays at 8:30 and at 10 o'clock they will drill, the only one of the day, as the tapering off process has begun. Tuesday's meeting will be at 2 o'clock, and a night practice will be held at 8 o'clock that evening, at City stadium. The squad will leave on a special Milwaukee Road train at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, and upon arrival at Chicago will headquarter at the Edgewater Beach hotel.
BUD KERR LOST TO ALL-STARS
AUG 24 (Chicago) - William (Bud) Kerr, Notre Dame end, will have no part in the seventh annual All-Star game in Soldiers' field next Thursday night. An X-ray examination yesterday of his left ankle, injured Thursday in scrimmage, revealed a broken bone. A cast was applied, and it cannot be removed for 10 days. "From now on we are going to concentrate on fitting our attack to penetrate Green Bay's five man defensive line," Eddie Anderson, head coach of the All-Stars, told his players at the noon squad meeting. Anderson and his assistant coaches sent the All-Stars through two long practices yesterday with a minimum of contact work. Although the squad has not had sufficient defensive drill, particularly against passes, and will return to this subject later, Anderson's anxiety to match the All-Star attack against a five man line is easily understood...COME UP QUICKLY: "The three men backing up the five man line are the ones who stop the attack," Anderson continued. "Since these secondary defenders come up so quickly, depending on the direction of the play, the line actually can be called an eight man line. Green Bay remembers, no doubt, how the New York Giants caused the Packers no end of trouble in 1938 with their five man line. Last year, with experience, Green Bay solved the Giants' defense. We now are asked to accomplish in a week what the Packers required two years to master."
BROCK, LAWS ABLE TO PLAY THURSDAY NIGHT AGAINST ALL-AMERICANS AT SOLDIER FIELD
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers batted .667 on injuries over the weekend. Coach Curly Lambeau announced today that Charley Brock, center, and Joe Laws, right halfback, both damaged during recent rough sessions, will be able to play against the College All-Americans at Soldier field, Chicago, Thursday night, but he added that George Svendsen, best center in the National league three seasons ago, won't be available for the same occasion. Svendsen fell in scrimmage, as did Laws, while Brock was hurt in the Packers' annual intra-squad game. Lambeau added a qualifying word. "Although we plan to use Brock and Laws," he said, "we are not certain how much of the game they will be able to play, and have been unable to work out with the squad recently." Nevertheless, the return of Brock and Laws serves as a cheering note. Charley was one of the leading centers in the league last fall, developing into a wizard on pass defense, and Joe Laws is invaluable at the right half post. Even with Brock back in togs, the center situation is delicate. Lambeau has big Tom Greenfield, an Arizona veteran who came through every time he was called upon last year,
and Bud Svendsen, George's kid brother with a wealth of
professional football experience. If Brock is up to his usual
efficiency, the trio should handle the assignment nicely, but
Lambeau was counting heavily on the biggest of all of the
Svendsens Thursday night. The Packer coach left early for
Chicago this afternoon prepared to wage the pro mentor's
usual battle over rules, without definite indication that he
would be more successful than the NFL leaders of the 
past...WANTS RULE CHANGED: Lambeau wants the
forward pass rule restricting passes to an area five yards
behind the scrimmage line modified, and he would like to
see the dead ball rule eliminated; but coaches in previous
years have sought the same changes, and always have
been refused. Tonight from 9 to 9:30, Green Bay time,
Lambeau will be heard over Chicago radio station WGN,
with Arch Ward, Tribune sports editor, and Head Coach
Eddie Anderson of the All-Americans. Anderson and
Lambeau were teammates at the University of Notre Dame
when both played under Knute Rockne. The Packers were idle yesterday as far as physical combat was concerned, but they got in their training licks despite the rain. There was a skull session which lasted an hour and a half, and when the team visited the Orpheum theater to witness pictures of teams using the Notre Dame system, against which they plan to compete next Thursday. In stressing the importance of the All-Star game, the Packers are not overlooking their engagement with the Washington Redskins, scheduled for State fair park, Milwaukee, next Monday afternoon. Game time will be 2 o'clock, and a large visitation from Green Bay and the surrounding territory is expected. The Packers met for their usual morning skull drill today, and were out on the practice field well before noon. There will be no more scrimmage prior to the All-Stage game, but Tuesday night the team will work out under the lights at City stadium for a final practice on their home field. Wednesday night the Packers will be allowed the use of Soldier field. During their stay in Chicago they will remain at the Edgewater Beach hotel.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - The All-Star football game which will take place next Thursday evening at Soldier field, weather permitting, will be the seventh of a string started back in 1934, and already an impressive string of statistics concerning the series has been compiled. As the All-Star engagement combines the cream of the professional world with the class of the collegiate crop, it might be expected that its records are more than a little on the strong side, and such indeed is the case, particularly in the matter of the forward pass offense. A surprising fact can be gleaned from a glance at the game statistics - the Green Bay Packers of 1937, first professional team to lose in the All-Star series, made the greatest offensive show against the Stars of any team which has appeared against them in Soldier field before or since. The Packers were beaten 6 to 0, but they made 17 first downs against the All-Americans, who made only eight, and that stands as the record for the series. Washington, in 1938, another losing team, was next in line with 13 first downs. The Packers gained more yards, 343, in 1937 than any other team in the growing young string. Washington piled up 270 in 1938. The Packers picked up by far the most yards in passing, with 202, and completed the most passes of any team in any All-Star game, with 38. The longest touchdown runs in the All-Star series was made by Andy Uram of Minnesota, then a Packer draftee, and Phil Dougherty of Santa Clara, with intercepted passes against Washington in 1938. The longest touchdown run from scrimmage was attained by Babe Le Voir of Minnesota, in traveling 17 yards for a score against Detroit in 1936. The longest touchdown pass, a 47-yard affair, was that fatal toss which Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian sent to Gaynell Tinsley of Louisiana State in 1937 to beat the Packers. The longest field goal was the 41-yarder kicked by Ken Strong of the New York Giants last summer, and the longest run from scrimmage was a 31-yard jaunt by Detroit's Dutch Clark in 1936. The longest punts booted by Baugh against the Packers in 1937 were a quick kick good for 68 yards; and a 65-yard kick by Wayland Becker of the Chicago Bears in 1934. The longest punt returns were good for 15 yards each, and were made by Bob Monnett of the Packers in 1937, by Baugh in the same game, and by Tuffy Leemans of New York in 1939. Max Krause, Washington's fine back, made the longest kickoff return in 1938, when he scooted 43 yards.
PHANTOM OPPONENT WILL FACE PACKERS IN CHICAGO CONTEST (By Curly Lambeau)
AUG 3 (Green Bay) - If this were an assignment to discuss the three factors that have contributed the 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 practicality of the forward
pass in 1913, has received such impetus from a single
event as it derives from the contest originated by the
Chicago Tribune. It is this contest with which these articles
will be concerned. I have seen 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
All-Star game remains football's greatest spectacle. This
statement includes even the 1937 game, though at the 
time the only spectacle I could see was the one we made
of ourselves on the All-Stars' 2-yard line, We lost that one, 6
-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
Aug. 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...FACE PHANTOM
OPPONENT: Preparing a team for an All-Star game is like
getting ready for no other contest in football. The All-Stars
are a phantom opponent. The combination of quality and
quantity in a squad of 65 of the finest college players 
offsets whatever advantage a team of seasoned pros
might expect to have. Placing this wealth of material under
five outstanding coaches, all of whom contribute to the
strategy and offense from their own pet ticks, further
complicates the job of the professional coach. And as if
this wasn't enough, an All-Star Gestapo has been set up
through which the college coaches receive a full report on
the pro champion from trained scouts. We are the first pro
team in the All-Star game on which such a scout report has
been made. I will be anxious to see whether it does the
collegians any good. These are only a few of the problems
peculiar to the All-Star game. They form part of the reasons
why the game, over a long period of time, will never see
either side gain a decisive advantage in victories. And they
combine with the unique promotional aspects of the 
undertaking to assure a game a permanent place in the 
No. 1 spot among athletic spectacles. They're not, however,
very conducive to restful nights if you happen to be lucky
enough to win a National league championship. In that
case, you seek the innermost reaches of your office and
there, surrounded by clippings, letters from a few friends qualified to appraise football players, and unsigned contracts returned by veterans trying to pioneer a Babe Ruth era for professional football salaries, you take invoice of your problems and prospects. They simmer down to this: 1 - Talent available for the All-Star team. 2 - Obstacles confronting professionals. 3 - Experience gained in the 1937 All-Star defeat. 4 - Professionals' assets and possible advantages. Taken once over lightly, this resume makes the outlook rather rosy. But possibly after each point has been analyzed and expanded, we won't be quite as optimistic. We may be ready to settle for a 2 to 0 victory - or a tie. 
LARRY CRAIG COMES TO TERMS WITH PACKERS; OTHER MEMBERS OF SQUAD ARRIVING DAILY FOR WORKOUTS
​AUG 5 (Green Bay) - Larry Craig, who had been regarded as the No. 1 holdout on the Green Bay Packer roster for 1940, signed his contract at 10:30 this morning in the office of Coach Curly Lambeau. An offensive blocking quarterback and defensive end from the University of South Carolina, who broke into the National league with a terrific showing last fall, Craig has caused a lot of worry among Packer fans. This summer he passed his examinations for the United States army air corps, and was believed ready to forsake professional football. He has been in town for several conferences with Coach Lambeau this weekend. The popular Larry, a hard driver every minute he plays, weighs 205 pounds and stands six feet in height. He has unusually long arms, which he used to excellent advantage. While at South Carolina he was a teammate of Rock Stroud, Bluejay left fielder who captained the S.C. team last fall as halfback. Craig and Stroud were coached by Rex Enright, former Packer halfback. With Craig signed, six Packers remain on the outside, and Lambeau stressed that not all of these are in the holdout class. Those whose names do not yet appear on Green Bay contracts are Baby Ray, tackle; Don Hutson, end; Cecil Isbell, Jimmy Lawrence, Clarke Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski, backs...MOST PLAYERS HERE: Of his entire squad, Lambeau found today that very few are not in town already, five days before practice is supposed to start. Jankowski and Joe Laws are missing, but both are engaged in NYA work out of Madison. Hinkle and Hutson are not working out, nor are Lawrence, Paul Kell and Gus Zarnas. Lambeau also planned conferences today with Baby Ray, Vanderbilt tackle who has arrived in town, and with Hinkle. Jim Gillette, the Virginia halfback, reached town over the weekend, and so did Dick Evans, Iowa end, who was picked on the All-Star squad but who wants to work out with the Packers until next Sunday, the date he reports to the All-America squad...ERNIE SMITH ARRIVES: Ernie Smith, the veteran U.S.C. tackle, is a new arrival, and J.R. Manley, a guard, turned up as a candidate from the Oklahoma university sector. Lou Midler, the Minnesota guard acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers, is here and Lambeau expects no trouble in arriving to terms. Beattie Feathers, one-time leading ground gainer of the National league, an acquisition from the Brooklyn Dodgers, is on hand and drilling. Isbell also is working out with the growing squad. With the Packers preparing to launch their drills for the 1940 All-Star game, and other professional football squads getting ready for practice, the National league picture is gaining strength. The Washington Redskins, who with the New York Giants appear to be the strongest of the Eastern division clubs, start training tomorrow at Spokane, Washington.
BABY RAY SIGNS HIS PACKER CONTRACT FOR 1940 AS FIRST OFFICIAL DRILL NEARS; INVITE FANS SUNDAY
AUG 6 (Green Bay) - Another name was lopped off the unsigned list of the Green Bay Packers late yesterday when Coach Curly Lambeau successfully completed a conference with Buford (Baby) Ray, former Vanderbilt lineman who starred at left tackle with Green Bay last fall. The giant Ray - he goes somewhere between 245 and 260 pounds - is one of the largest men ever to play in the National league. With Green Bay fans, he is one of the most popular. A great mixer who likes to talk his football as well as play it, Ray is a fellow who thoroughly enjoys the professional game. Time and again he has said that he'll play it until he drops. This will be Baby's third season with the Packers. He broke in successfully in 1938, and was a tower of strength on the left side of the line last fall. His home is at Nashville, where he is in business during the offseason. Five Packer veterans still are unsigned, and Coach Lambeau expects that all of them will report for the first official workout next Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Most of the players are working out daily, doing conditioning work to get themselves in top shape for the strenuous training grind ahead. Lambeau plans only one drill Saturday, but he will have the men out twice Sunday, morning and afternoon, and twice Monday. Although most of the Packer workouts will be secret, the Sunday morning drill, starting at 9 o'clock, will be open to spectators.
NEW PRO GRID LEAGUE LISTS SIX ELEVENS
AUG 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.
LOU MIDLER SIGNS WITH PACKERS
AUG 7 (Green Bay) - Lou Midler, a giant lineman who followed a collegiate gridiron career at the University of Minnesota with two years of professional service at Pittsburgh, signed his Green Bay Packer contract yesterday following a conference with Coach Curly Lambeau. Midler, according to Lambeau, is "just the type we are looking for." He weighs 225 pounds, stands two inches above six feet, and will be used at right guard. He played both tackle and guard at Pittsburgh, coming to Green Bay in the trade involving Hank Bruder. The newest Packer was a member of the 1938 All-Star squad, which also included Cecil Isbell. He reputedly was not satisfied to play again with the Steelers, and expressed a desire to join the Packers. Big, tough and experienced, he may prove a valuable addition...FIVE NOT SIGNED: Lambeau said today that he had nothing new to report concerning his unsigned quintet of veterans - Don Hutson, Isbell, Clarke Hinkle, Jimmy Lawrence and Eddie Jankowski. All except Jankowski now are here, working out unofficially. The coach expects 42 men to report at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, when the first official drill will be held. It will be a secret session, but spectators will be welcome to inspect the squad at the Sunday morning practice, also scheduled for 9 o'clock. The Sunday afternoon program will be given over principally to press photographers. A few of the new Packers will be absent for a few weeks at the start of the season. George Seeman, Nebraska end; Hal Van Every, Minnesota halfback; Dick Evans, Iowa end; and Lou Brock, Purdue halfback, will be members of the All-Star squad at Chicago. Ray Riddick, Fordham end, will remain in the east to play in the Eastern All-Star game against the New York Giants Sept. 5...TEAM ADOPTS SLOGAN: Lambeau said today that the slogan "Wisconsin's Football Team" henceforth will be adopted by the Packers, to signify the interest and support the team has received. Right now only four members of the Packers, exclusive of the All-Stars, are not in the city. They are Jankowski, Joe Laws, Gus Zarnas and Paul Kell. The players have been working out to get into condition, and most of them will be ripe for hefty work starting Saturday. As scant time remains before the All-Star appearance Aug. 29, Coach Lambeau plans to turn on the heat right from the start.
ANDERSON NAMED HEAD COACH OF COLLEGE ALL-STARS
AUG 7 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers, scourge of professional football, have a date with trouble Aug. 29. That's the night the pro champions line up in Soldier field against a "dream squad" of collegians having their last fling at football glory as amateur gridders. The game, which usually attracts 80,000 spectators, will reunite for a night the famed and feared Iowa combination of Coach Eddie Anderson and his dazzling triple-threat halfback, Nile Kinnick. Anderson was selected as head coach of the All-Stars in a nationwide poll. In a similar contest Kinnick was designated as a starter in the game, polling more votes than any other player. The leadership of Anderson and Kinnick in the two polls conducted in 47 states was an eloquent tribute to their spectacular record at the University of Iowa last autumn...COACHES ARE CHOSEN: Assisting Anderson in handling the All-Star squad of 67 players will be Don Faurot, Missouri; Buck Shaw, Santa Clara; E.E. (Tad) Wieman, Princeton; and Lowell (Red) Dawson, Tulane. Each earned his spot on the staff by leading the voting in their respective sections. The Packers, who won their fifth pro title last fall, and the All-Stars will begin practice next weekend, giving each squad two and a half weeks for conditioning exercises. The pros will drill in their Green Bay stadium and the collegians at Northwestern university. Kinnick's running mate on the starting 11 chosen by the fans will be Lou Brock of Purdue with Ambrose Schindler of Southern California at quarterback and Joe Thesing of Notre Dame at full...HAS OTHER TROJANS: The line contains two other members of the great Trojan machine of last fall as well as many other 1939 headliners. At the ends will be Bill Fisk of Southern California and Esco Saarkinen, Ohio State. Nick Cutlich, Northwestern, and Joe Boyd, Texas Aggies, were named tackles; Harry Smith, Southern California, and Jim Logan, Indiana, guards, and Clyde Turner, Hardin-Simmons, center. The game, originated in 1934 by the Chicago Tribune as a charity attraction, has left neither side with a margin in six years. Two games ended in ties, the All-Stars won two and the pros two. The New York Giants, then pro champions, defeated the college boys last August, 9 to 0, on three field goals.
KICKOFF BREAKFAST FOR PACKERS IS SCHEDULED ON SUNDAY; TALENT OF ALL-STAR COACHES STRESSED
AUG 8 (Green Bay) - Concern for the vast amount of coaching talent contained on the staff of the College All-Stars was expressed today by Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, as he prepared to launch his practice officially here Saturday morning. There is no question, Lambeau indicated, but that the All-Stars will employ the Notre Dame system. as Head Coach Eddie Anderson and one assistant, Buck Shaw of Santa Clara, both are former Irish gridders. Anderson was a teammate of Lambeau's at Notre Dame for one season some 22 years ago, playing left end to Curly's fullback. Later the Iowa coach performed for two seasons with the Chicago Cardinals, and played against Green Bay four times...WORK ON DEFENSE: "Probably the other All-Star coaches - Don Faurot of Missouri, Tad Wieman of Princeton and Red Dawson of Tulane - will spend most of the time working on defense, leaving the Notre Dame offensive maneuvers to Anderson and Shaw," Lambeau said. "We expect Anderson to produce the greatest offensive team in the history of the All-Star series. All football fans remember the outstanding success he enjoyed last season with his Iowa team, which was terrific on offense." Nile Kinnick, all-America member of that Hawkeye quintet, will be in the starting backfield for the All-Stars Aug. 29. Radio station WGN sponsored a 15-minute broadcast last night, in which five coaches were contacted at various points of the country, plugging the approaching gridiron classic...NO NEW SIGNEES: Final preparations for the opening of the Green Bay practice season Saturday were being made today, as a number of the squad members continued their informal workouts and exercises. No new additions to the contract list were announced, which means Cecil Isbell, Don Hutson, Clarke Hinkle, Jimmy Lawrence and Eddie Jankowski still are unsigned. Ernie Smith, U.S.C. tackle, arrived in town announcing the birth of a baby boy, his second, in California a month ago. Smith flew in from the Pacific coast. Coach Lambeau announced today that a kickoff breakfast of all squad members and coaches will be held at the Hotel Northland Saturday morning at 8 o'clock. The players will receive their first instructions for the season, and at 9:30 they will travel to their practice field in back of East High school, don sweat suits and start the grind which will last until December. All drills will be secret except for the one scheduled for Sunday morning, when the public will be admitted to get a glimpse of the Packer squad. Sunday afternoon will be devoted entirely to press photographers, local and otherwise.
PACKERS HOLD FIRST SQUAD MEETING EARLY TOMORROW, THEN GATHER FOR INITIAL DRILL
AUG 9 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers stand on the eve of another extensive training season, followed by competition in the world's toughest football league, and Coach Curly Lambeau today announced that final plans for the drill schedule have been completed. Next Friday night, Aug. 16, the Packers will appear at City stadium in an intra-squad game, for which a nominal attendance fee will be charged. The state Elks convention, drawing some 2,000 delegates, will be in progress, and the Elks are expected to swell the game attendance as part of their convention program. Tomorrow morning at the Hotel Northland the Packers will assemble as a unit for the first time this year. The occasion will be a kickoff breakfast, at which Wisconsin's professional football team will receive preliminary instructions from Coach Lambeau, and mimeographed copies of Packer plays will be submitted for their study...ONLY ONE HOLDOUT: The contract situation stood pat today, although Lambeau stated that he regarded Eddie Jankowski, the Wisconsin fullback, as  his only real holdout. "Cecil Isbell, Clarke Hinkle and Don Hutson are about set on their terms, but have not yet signed their contracts," he said. "Jimmy Lawrence is reporting on a tryout basis, which leaves only Jankowski unaccounted for. "Eddie did the same thing last year. We didn't know what he planned to do about his contract, and then one day there he was, running around the practice field. He came into my office and signed up the same day. Maybe he is planning to do the same thing this year; at any rate, I haven't heard from him."...DRILL SATURDAY MORNING: With the breakfast set for 8 o'clock, the Packers will be on the practice field by 9:30, ready for a secret drill. They will continue their work Sunday, gathering in the morning for a public practice, and performing in the afternoon for the benefit of press photographers. George Strickler, Chicago Tribune sportswriter who arrived in town today, brought glowing reports of the progress of ticket sales for the All-Star game Aug. 29. All $4.40 and $3.30 tickets have been sold out, and fans even are snapping up one dollar seats in advance, something which never before has happened in the history of the All-Star series. The All-Americans are assembling in Chicago this weekend from all parts of the nation, and will start work immediately under Head Coach Eddie Anderson in preparation for the classic.
​NEW PRO LOOP SCHEDULE OUT
AUG 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, Cincinnati
Bengals, Columbus Bullies, New York Yankees and Boston
Bears - 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 Sept.
15 with Columbus at Milwaukee and winds up December 1
when the Chiefs play Cincinnati.
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 Sept. 8,
which is an open date for the National Pro league champs.
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
AUG 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 Aug. 13
to prepare the field for the 40 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.
40 PACKER PLAYERS ARE PRESENT AT KICKOFF BREAKFAST
AUG 10 (Green Bay) - The first meeting of the Green Bay Packer football squad as a unit was held at the Hotel Northland this morning, as the players met with Coach Curly Lambeau for a kickoff breakfast. Following the breakfast and a few announcements by the coach, the 1940 version of the Packers took to the practice field for its first official workout. It was a husky assortment of football material which gathered for breakfast. Almost every man on the squad, rookie or veteran, sported a terrific coat of tan. Most of them looked as though working off surplus weight is the least of their problems. Forty players attended the session. Others present were Coach Lambeau, Assistant Coach Red Smith, President L.H. Joannes and Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician...THREE VETERANS MISSING: Three were missing. Eddie Jankowski, fullback, and Joe Laws, halfback, the two Packers engaged in NYA work, were not present, nor was Gust Zarnas, guard, who has signed his contract, but did not report for the first meeting. Laws, however, arrived in time to appear at the field. Don Hutson, Clarke Hinkle, Cecil Isbell and Jimmy Lawrence, the four veterans in addition to Jankowski who have not signed, all were on hand and all reported for the initial practice. First year Packers who reported today are the following: Connie Mack Berry, North Carolina State, end; Ed Merlin, Vanderbilt, Lou Midler, Minnesota, Smiley Johnson, Georgia, and Jim Manley, Oklahoma, all guards; Fred Shirey, Nebraska, tackle; Beattie Feathers, Tennessee, Jim Gillette, Virginia, Bob Adkins, Marshall, and Bob Temple, Arizona, all backs. Then there were the veterans, all of them carrying names with which Green Bay and Wisconsin football fans are thoroughly familiar...EXPERIENCED MEN PRESENT: Present this morning were Hutson, Larry Craig, Carl Mulleneaux, Captain Milt Gantenbein, and Harry Jacunski, all ends; Champ Seibold, Bill Lee, Baby Ray, Paul Kell, Ernie Smith, Charley Schultz and Warren Kilbourne, tackles; Tiny Engebretsen, Buckets Goldenberg, Russ Letlow and Pete Tinsley, guards; George and Bud Svendsen, Charley Brock and Tom Greenfield, centers; and the following backs - Arnold Herber, Andy Uram, Herman Schneidman, Clarke Hinkle, Frank Balazs, Cecil Isbell, Jimmy Lawrence, Dick Weisgerber and Larry Buhler. Five men who will report later to the Packers are tied up with All-Star activities. Dick Evans, Iowa end; Lou Brock, Purdue halfback; George Seeman, Nebraska end; Frank Bykowski, Purdue guard; and Hal Van Every, Minnesota halfback, all are with the Chicago collegiate assemblage. Ray Riddick, Fordham end, is in the east preparing for a game against the New York Giants. George Strickler, sportswriter of the Chicago Tribune, who is town gathering publicity material for the All-Star game, was a breakfast guest. He reported that the sale of seats for the annual classic is "terrific". According to Strickler, all but five of the 70-odd All-Stars selected in the nationwide poll will report for practice this weekend. Harry Stella, Army tackle and captain from Kankakee, Ill., is doubtful. Stella received his commission this spring in the United States army, which at the moment is concerned with other matters than football, and was assigned to Fort Still, Okla. There was talk recently that he may be switched back to the military academy as assistant football coach, in which case he would be able to play against the Packers Aug. 29...BOYD WON'T REPORT: Joe Boyd, named starting tackle, will be out of action. Hailing from Texas A. and M., Boyd was fortunate enough to land a job with a big company which launched an extensive pension program, and placed him in charge of it. He consulted with All-Star game officials, who advised him against risking loss of his job by playing. His place in the starting lineup will be taken by Tad Harvey of Notre Dame. Erwin Prassle of Iowa, an end who was on the receiving end of many of Nile Kinnick's passes last year, is playing baseball with a St. Louis Cardinal chain club in Texas, and can't get away. Ken Kavanaugh, great Louisiana State end, signed with the Chicago Bears, also is playing baseball for the Cardinals, at Kilgore, Texas. He is trying to get away for the game, but success of his attempt is doubtful. The fifth All-Star on the absentee list is Jim Turner, Holy Cross guard...LANDS MASSACHUSETTS JOB: "We don't know what is the matter with Turner," Strickler said. "He just didn't say he would report, and we heard he had a job in Massachusetts." Coach Lambeau got right down to brass tacks in giving the squad its first introductions. First of all he handed out mimeographed sheets of Packer plays, and explained changes from last year's tactics to the men. He told them that they will start getting rough work Monday. that they will have two workouts Sunday, and probably will go out twice daily until the All-Star game.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CLUBS MOBILIZING FOR ANOTHER STRENUOUS GRID CAMPAIGN
AUG 3 (Chicago) - If the summer's humid atmosphere has made you a bit sluggish, the knowledge that football is just around the corner may be just the antidote needed to jolt you out of your lethargy. NFL teams already are mobilizing for a new championship campaign, 1940 variety. Within the next two weeks every league team will be training. One of them, Washington's Redskins, already is en route to its far-off training base, Spokane, Wash. The Redskins will begin the business of kicking the football around when they report to Head Coach Ray Flaherty on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Three days later, Friday, Aug. 9, Philadelphia's Eagles and the Chicago Cardinals will establish camps, the Eagles at the West Chester, Pa., Teachers' college and the Redbirds at Morgan Park military academy, Chicago. Owner-Coach Bert Bell and assistants Heinie Miller and Jim Mac Murdo will direct the Eagles' training...CONZELMAN AT HELM: Jimmy Conzelman, one of the circuit's two new coaches, will be starting his regime as the Cardinals' head man. Conzelman is by no means a stranger to major league football. It is a matter of record that he coached the old Providence Steamrollers to a league championship in 1928. Last year, he coached the Washington university of St. Louis to the championship of the Missouri Valley conference. The Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears and the world's champion Green Bay Packers will follow the Redskins, Cardinals and Eagles into camp. The Dodgers will train at the Hun School in Princeton, N.J. They will report Sunday, Aug. 11, and so will the Steelers. Dr. John (Jock) Sutherland, ex-coach of Pittsburgh's Panthers and one of the most successful of the collegiate mentors, will begin his career as a pro coach when the Dodgers report. The Steelers, with Walter Kiesling in command, will train at St. Francis college, Loretto, Pa. The Packers and Bears will establish their camps Saturday, Aug. 10 and Monday, Aug. 12, respectively. The Bears will train at St. John's Military academy, Delafield, Wis. Owner-Coach George S. Halas and Hunk Anderson will direct their conditioning campaign. The Packers will train at City stadium in Green Bay, Coach Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau's immediate objective being the seventh annual preseason grid classic with the 1939 graduated college All-Stars in Chicago. This game will be played Thursday night, Aug. 29, in Soldier field...JOIN DRILL PARADE: The Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Rams will join the training camp parade two days later, Wednesday, Aug. 14. The Lions again will train at Cranbrook school in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and the Rams will return to Baldwin-Wallace college, Berea, O., to warm up. George (Potsy) Clark will return to the Lions as head coach, after two seasons as Brooklyn's coach. Potsy coached the Lions to their only championship in 1935. He still is regarded as a heroic figure in Detroit. It generally is agreed that Fred Mandel, Jr., new owner of the Lions, put over a smart transaction when he induced popular and crafty Potsy to return to Detroit as the Lions's head coach. Earl (Dutch) Clark, the league' s youngest coach and one of its ablest, again will direct the Cleveland club. Dutch inspired the Rams to sensational upset triumphs over Green Bay and Detroit last season. Cleveland may not win a championship this year, but it's a good bet that the Rams will not be very far off the pace. The New York Giants, Eastern division champions last year, will be the last league team to go into training. New York will assemble Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Blue Hills country club in Orangeburg, N.Y. Steve Owen again will do the master-minding for the Giants.
SIX LEAGUE TEAMS PLAN PRESEASON GRID GAMES
AUG 3 (Dayton) - Four preseason games, involving six NFL teams, have been approved by Carl L. Storck, president of the league, he announced today. Two of these games will send league teams against graduated college All-Star squads. The champion Green Bay Packers will appear in the seventh annual preseason classic in Solider field, Chicago, Thursday night, Aug. 29, against the 1939 college All-Star squad in the first game. The New York Giants, Eastern champions, will represent the league in the second All-Star game in the Polo Grounds, N.Y., Wednesday night, Sept. 4. Eastern All-Stars will be their opponents...NON-LEAGUE GAMES: The other two preseason games will pit league games against each other in exhibitions. League rules now permit teams which do not meet in championship competition the same season to engage each other in preseason exhibition contests. The champion Packers and the Washington Redskins will be the principals in the first exhibition game in Milwaukee Labor day night, Sept. 2. The Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles will tangle in the other exhibition, a night game, which will be played in the Temple university stadium, Philadelphia, Thursday, Sept. 5 
CRAIG IN TOWN TO TALK TERMS WITH GREEN BAY MENTOR
AUG 3 (Green Bay) - Larry Craig, No. 1 holdout of the Green Bay Packers for the 1940 season, was in town today and held a late morning conference with Coach Curly Lambeau. At the end of the talk Lambeau said "nothing to report", and added that he and Craig would resume their conversations this afternoon. Craig starred at offensive blocking quarterback and defensive end last season, and this year his salary demands, according to Packer officials, have been out of line. Since last season he has completed his examinations for a commission in the United States army air corps, and will enter the service if he does not sign for another football season.
MAJOR CHANGES MADE IN RULES
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau returned from the Chicago rules meeting today, prepared to steer his Green Bay Packer football team into its final practice steps prior to leaving tomorrow for the seventh annual Chicago All-Star football game. The Packers will meet the cream of the 1939 collegiate crops at Soldier field Thursday night, starting at 8:30, Chicago time (7:30 Green Bay time). Dismal weather, which has handicapped the Packers in their drills during the last week, continued today. The squad held a long indoor skull session at the Hotel Northland this afternoon, when all details of every play in the book were gone over thoroughly. Tonight, rain or shine, the players will take to the turf at City stadium for a night workout, and then will pack for tomorrow's exodus. The Packers, some 44 strong plus coaches, trainers and officials, will leave at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning on a special Milwaukee Road train, and upon arrival at Chicago will be whisked to the Edgewater Beach hotel. There another indoor meeting will be held during the afternoon hours, and at night the use of Soldier field and its great batteries of lights will be turned over to the professionals from Green Bay. As usual, the rules session among Arch Ward, manager of the game; Coach Eddie Anderson of the All-Stars; and Coach Lambeau of the Packers produced little in the way of major changes. Both coaches fought for alterations, and in two cases shifts were made favoring the professional standpoint, but in general the rules stood as they have since the All-Star series began. On out-of-bounds plays, the ball will be moved in 15 yards instead of the 10 as in college rules, and the professional rule calling for a play to be started within 30 seconds of the previous play was adopted...COLLEGE KICKOFF RULE: The college rule on kickoffs will prevail, with no tee allowed and five receivers in the restraining zone will be used. The offside penalty by the defense within its own 10-yard line will be half the distance to the goal, as in the National league. A player substituted may not communicate with his mates until a play if run off, as in college football, and no flying blocks or flying tackles will be permitted. The forward pass must be thrown from a point at least five yards in back of the line of scrimmage. The officials must notify coach and captain when three timeouts have been taken, and failure to notify will void the penalty for the fourth timeout, as in pro football. The dead ball rule will follow the college code, except that a carrier in the open (roughly defined as 10 yards from any defender) may continue if he fails or touches part of his body except his hands or feet. This is to be administered by the referee at his discretion and judgment of distance, and his whistle will terminate progress...15 YARDS FOR CLIPPING: Illegal use of hands follows the college rule, and the clipping penalty will be 215 yards. The second forward pass by an offensive team (generally the result of an attempted lateral) will follow the college code. The defense cannot run with a recovered fumble, except when it is recovered before striking the ground, and the kicking team may run with a blocked kick which does not cross the line of scrimmage. The word "foul" on a ball grounded by a kicking team will be waived, voiding the possibility of fouls offsetting as in the present college rules. Goal posts will be on the goal line, and there will be an intermission of at least 20 minutes to give time for band maneuvers and the presentation of most valuable player trophies. Those are the rules, where conflict between college and professional rules are involved, and they will be followed at Soldier field Thursday night...MUCH GAME CHATTER: Lambeau reported that All-Star talk is running high in Chicago, and that a crowd of 85,000 is expected confidently. He returned to find no change in his casualty list, and as no more scrimmages will be conducted, the list is unlikely to expand between now and Thursday. Joe Laws, right halfback, apparently will be able to play and may draw a starting assignment. The same holds for Charley Brock, center, but center George Svendsen remains on the shelf, and the Packers will be lucky to have him back for the game with the Washington Redskins at Milwaukee next Monday.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - The brilliant personalities which surround the pregame buildup of the seventh annual All-Star affair at Chicago next Thursday night may be discarded as offering nothing conclusive in the nature of a clew to the eventual outcome. Of much more importance will be the thoughts which runs through the minds of the participants for the period of several hours prior to the opening kickoff. The comparison of individual abilities and capabilities - the stock means of evaluating gridiron teams in advance of their performances - can lead the sports fan far astray, as all of us have discovered in attempting to determine the final score in advance of the actual event. A fan of the Green Bay Packers can sit down with pencil and paper, or only with the memories of the team's past magnificent achievements, and can tabulate several great and logical reasons why the National league champions should defeat the All-Americans at Chicago, without raining too much perspiration in the process. With equal facility, a booster of the Collegians can point out the cogs of the 1940 team which should lead to a conquest over the professional champions. Arnold Herber to Donald Hutson, Cecil Isbell to Carl Mulleneaux, Kenny Washington to Kenny Kavanaugh - all with the possible assistance of almost anyone else on either squad - it all adds to the same thing. Given the favor of the gridiron gods, the Packers are capable of scoring on the All-Stars on any play of the ball game, and granted the same fortuitous assistance, the All-Americans are capable of equaling the count. No, you'll do better to dig into the mental conditions of the teams on the eve of conflict, and no one can evaluate correctly just what the boys will be thinking about - not even the players themselves. Will the Packers enter the game supremely confident of victory, ignoring the latent threats which the All-Americans have developed in this month of practice? Or will they take the field in a vicious humor, some fourth of its players bitterly nursing the memory of a humiliating defeat from a similar squad three years back? Will the All-Stars start that game in the frame of mind of a group of spoiled campus darlings, imported to Chicago for the purpose of attracting a large throng, and participating in the classic only for the ride it gives them? Or have they taken their assignments seriously, and worked diligently in the new hope of adding a great new chapter to American football history? Well, we won't know until a few plays from scrimmage have been run off before the 80,000 spectators plus at Soldier field Thursday. That mental attitude will win the day, and between now and game time it can't be built. It just has to happen, and then grow and grow on the players until the most important thing in their lives become the necessity of overpowering a strong defense, and hurling backs and ends across an enemy goal line for touchdowns. The team which feels that way about if in a greater degree than its opponent will win the game, for both squads are loaded with talent, the ability and the training to achieve a victory. Which one will do it? Your guess is as good as anyone's. No one knows in advance, and that's why more than 80,000 tickets will have been sold at Soldier field on the night of Aug. 29.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS GO THROUGH ROUGH DRILLS
AUG 27 (Weyauwega) - Coach Tiny Cahoon of the Milwaukee Chiefs sent his men through a long scrimmage today in an effort to improve timing and line blocking, departments of play in which the Chiefs showed weakness in their 29-0 victory over the Flying Dutchmen of Little Chute Sunday. The Chiefs worked out in the rain yesterday. They will remain here for 10 more days before returning to Milwaukee, their headquarters in the American league football campaign.
PACKERS LEAVE TOMORROW FOR ALL-STAR ENGAGEMENT
AUG 27 (Chicago) - Under gray, threatening skies, the All-Stars raced through two practice sessions yesterday in Dyche stadium in the next to final double workout for the battle, with the Green Bay Packers in Soldier field Thursday evening. The squad practiced in Evanston again this morning. In the evening, the players will report to Soldier field for a secret drill under the towering lights. They will receive their game uniforms at this time. The concluding practice is scheduled tomorrow and the players will come to the loop late Thursday. With the approach of the All-Stars' date with Green Bay, the boys who will carry the burden of the attack are beginning to rise to the occasion. There was a more serious spirit to yesterday's practice, as if they all realized that in three days they'll be tested on the information information gleaned from lecture and gridiron...SCRIMMAGES ARE CONCLUDED: Coach Eddie Anderson of Iowa now is concerned primarily with preparing his players mentally for