Paul Berezney        47   T 6- 2 220         Fordham  1  1 26 11
Charley Brock        29   C 6- 1 209        Nebraska  4  4 26 11 1939 Draft - 3rd round
Lou Brock            16  HB 6- 0 192          Purdue  3  3 24 11 1940 Draft - 3rd round
Tony Canadeo          3  HB 6- 0 195         Gonzaga  2  2 23 11 1941 Draft - 7th round
Joe Carter           58   E 6- 1 200             SMU  1  9 30 11 FA - Phil (1940)
Larry Craig          54   E 6- 0 205     S. Carolina  4  4 26 11 1939 Draft - 6th round
Tiny Croft           75   T 6- 4 300           Ripon  1  1 21  8
Bob Flowers          35   C 6- 1 205      Texas Tech  1  1 25  
Ted Fritsch          64  FB 5-10 205   Stevens Point  1  1 21 11
Buckets Goldenberg   43   G 5-10 220       Wisconsin 10 10 30 11
Harold Hinte         15   E 6- 1 195      Pittsburgh  1  1 22  1
Don Hutson           14   E 6- 1 178         Alabama  8  8 29 11
Bob Ingalls          53   C 6- 3 200        Michigan  1  1 23 11 1942 Draft - 18th round
Cecil Isbell         17  HB 6- 1 190          Purdue  5  5 27 11 1938 Draft - 1st round
Harry Jacunski       48   E 6- 2 202         Fordham  4  4 26  6
Bob Kahler            8   T 6- 3 200        Nebraska  1  1 25  7
Royal Kahler         72   T 6- 3 225        Nebraska  1  2 24  9 FA - Pittsburgh (1941)
William Kuusisto     45   G 6- 0 225       Minnesota  2  2 24
Joe Laws             24  HB 5- 9 182            Iowa  9  9 31 10
Bill Lee             40   T 6- 3 240         Alabama  6  8 30  1 FA - Brooklyn (1937)
Russ Letlow          46   G 6- 0 220   San Francisco  7  7 28  5 1936 Draft - 1st round
Joel Mason            7   E 6- 0 198     W. Michigan  1  2 29 11 FA - Cards (1939)
Earl Ohlgren         23   E 6- 0 198       Minnesota  1  1 24 
Ernie Pannell        22   T 6- 3 220       Texas A&M  2  2 25  5 1941 Draft - 16th round
Keith Ranspot        27   E 6- 0 190             SMU  1  2 27  5 FA - Detroit (1942)
Baby Ray             44   T 6- 6 245      Vanderbilt  5  5 26 11
Ray Riddick           5   E 6- 0 220         Fordham  3  3 24  3
Chuck Sample         38  FB 5- 9 202          Toledo  1  1 22  9
Ben Starret          63   B 5-11 210 St. Mary's (CA)  1  2 24  5 FA - Pittsburgh (1941)
John Stonebreaker    51   E 6- 3 200             USC  1  1 24  9
Pete Tinsley         21   G 5- 8 200         Georgia  5  5 29 11 1938 Draft - 9th round
Andy Uram            42  HB 5-10 188       Minnesota  5  5 27 11 1938 Draft - 4th round
Fred Vant Hull       18 T/G 6- 0 213       Minnesota  1  1 22 10
Dick Weisgerber      33  HB 5-10 198     Williamette  4  4 27  5
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Start of Season G - Games  Played
1942 PACKERS DRAFT (December 22, 1941)
1     9 Urban Odson          T Minnesota
2       Did not draft
3    24 Ray Frankowski       G Washington
4       Did not draft                               
5    39 Bill Green           B Iowa
6    49 Joe Krivonak         G South Carolina
7    59 Preston Johnston     B Southern Methodist
8    69 Joe Rogers           E Michigan
9    79 Noah Langdale        T Alabama
10   89 Gene Flick           C Minnesota
11   99 Tom Farris           B Wisconsin
12  109 Jimmy Richardson     B Marquette
13  119 Bruce Smith          B Minnesota
14  129 Bill Applegate       G South Carolina 
15  139 Jim Trimble          T Indiana  
16  149 Tom Kinkade          B Ohio State
17  159 Fred Preston         E Nebraska
18  169 Bob Ingalls          C Michigan 
19  179 George Benson        B Northwestern 
20  189 Horace (Deacon) YoungB Southern Methodist 
21  194 Henry Woronicz       E Boston College 
22  199 Woody Adams          T Texas Christian 
BOLD ITALICS - Played for the Packers
Don Hutson caught lightning in a bottle this season, in addition to a lot of passes. With the Packers' offense stressing the air game, Hutson set a new NFL single-season record for receptions, yards gained on receptions, touchdown passes caught, and points scored. QB Cecil Isbell set a few records himself, in yards gained passing and touchdown passes. No one in the NFL had yet learned how to cover the crafty Hutson, and Isbell rarely missed the receiver in the open. Hutson also kicked extra points for Green Bay, building up a record 138 points that went unmatched until future Packer Paul Hornung passed him in 1960. Even with this premier combination, however, the Packers were only the second-best team in the league. They lost twice all year, but unfortunately did so at the hands of the unbeaten Chicago Bears. No excuses could be offered, as even with Clarke Hinkle in the Coast Guard, youngsters Ted Fritsch, Charlie Sample and Tony Canadeo picked up the slack.
World War II claimed the lives of 23 NFL men – 21 active or former players, an ex-head coach and a team executive. Few remember Howard W. “Smiley” Johnson’s exploits on the football field. But his name holds a special place of honor at two of the nation’s most storied football programs. Johnson was a star fullback and guard at the University of Georgia from 1937 to 1939. He then spent two seasons as a guard for the Green Bay Packers before joining the Marine Corps soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Johnson set no records on the football field, but his name appears on the War Memorial at the University of Georgia campus and in the Packers Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field. He’s the only player in the history of the Packers who has been killed in combat. His Green Bay memorial was not created until 2006, at the urging of former Packers general manager Ron Wolf.  Johnson is one of three former NFLers killed in the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945. He was posthumously awarded a Gold Star for his actions on Iwo Jima. In fact, his concern for the welfare of his own men may have contributed to his death. After getting hit by a shell, Johnson directed a corpsman to help others who had also been hit. He died of his wounds while those others were being aided. According to a report on, the 28-year-old Johnson left behind a wife and a 1-year-old daughter. His wife Marie’s struggles to raise a child without a father were chronicled in the book “Roads and Crossroads.” A year earlier, Johnson earned a Silver Star for “conspicuous gallantry” during the battle for Saipan.  Johnson’s memory is honored each year as the outstanding lineman in the Peach Bowl is presented with the Smiley Johnson Award. (SOURCE:
AUGUST (1-0)
29 at Brooklyn Dodgers                   W 21-16    1-0-0    9,874
7  Washington Redskins at Baltimore      L  7-28    1-1-0   55,000
13 M-WESTERN ARMY ALL-STARS              W 36-21    2-1-0   20,000
27 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L 28-44    0-1-0   20,007
4  at Chicago Cardinals (2-0-0)          W 17-13    1-1-0   24,897
11 M-DETROIT LIONS (0-3-0)               W 38- 7    2-1-0   19,500
18 G-CLEVELAND RAMS (2-3-0)              W 45-28    3-1-0   12,847
25 at Detroit Lions (0-5-0)              W 28- 7    4-1-0   19,097
NOVEMBER (3-1-1)
1  G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (3-3-0)           W 55-24    5-1-0   14,782
8  at Cleveland Rams (4-4-0)             W 30-12    6-1-0   16,473
15 at Chicago Bears (7-0-0)              L  7-38    6-2-0   42,787
22 at New York Giants (3-5-0)            T 21-21    6-2-1   30,246
29 at Philadelphia Eagles (2-8-0)        W  7- 0    7-2-1   13,700
6  M-PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-3-0)         W 24-21    8-2-1    5,138
Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver Don Hutson is seen here being presented with the award for being selected as the Most Valuable Player following the 1942 National Football League season. The NFL awarded the Joe F. Carr Trophy (named after the league president, 1921-1939) to the league's MVP from 1938 to 1946. Hutson later was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the charter Class of 1963. He also won the Joe F. Carr trophy as NFL MVP in 1941.
(SOURCE: Packerville,
Don Hutson assists an unidentified young woman at the Packer Playdium, February 7, 1942.
Packers receiver Don Hutson, left, and coach Curly Lambeau take a light repast after donating blood at the Red Cross plasma center in a photo dated Dec. 8, 1942. Serving them is Mrs. Albert Ostermann. Hutson and Lambeau were just two members of the entire Packers squad who remained in Milwaukee to donate blood a day after a victory over the Steelers.
JANUARY 3 (Chicago) - Unprecedented record breaking, greater attendance - and in creased prestige ushered in a new era for professional football during 1941. It becomes increasingly trite with the passing of each season to review National league activities in these superlatives, but it is a matter of record that in each of the last 11 falls professional football has contrived to progress beyond all its previous advancements. Among the developments which made 1941 the most remarkable of the league's 22 years are:
(1) Signing on February 3 of Elmer Layden, head coach and athletic director at the University of Notre Dame as commissioner of professional football.
(2) Total paid admissions of 1,118,616 for 55 regularly scheduled games, an increase of nine percent over the previous high of 1,063,022 established in 1940.
(3) Establishment of a closer union and better understanding between the major league and its minor league contemporaries, effected by Layden in his new office as commissioner.
(4) The first playoff for a divisional championship since the league was split into eastern and western sections in 1933.
​(5) Successful defense of its title by a champion of the first time since the playoff system was inaugurated in 1933.
​Signing of Layden to a five-yard contract brought the National league the administrative stability imperative to the successful operation of a five million dollar enterprise. Under his guidance the National league quickly embarked on a series of reforms which enhanced its prestige in quarters where previously there had been a tendency to scoff. Outside the executive councils, the story of professional football in 1941 was the story of the Chicago Bears, a fabulous aggregation of artists who swept through a divisional playoff and the championship contest to establish themselves as the greatest team ever assembled.
After winning their championship with a 73 to 0 victory over the
Washington Redskins in 1940, the Bears, assembled, owned
and coached by George Halas, marched through 21 games
with only one defeat, a 16 to 14 setback on November 2 suffered
at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, who might rightfully have
claimed to be the nation's finest unit had there been no Bears.
The Bears defeated the Packers, 33 to 14, in the divisional
playoff, which attracted 43,425 customers not included in the
aforementioned attendance figures. The following week they
defeated the New York Giants, eastern division winners, 37 to
9, in the league playoff, climaxing a season which began with a
37 to 13 triumph over the Chicago All-Stars before 98,200 in
Soldiers' field. Greasy Neale, in his first year at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles, turned in the outstanding coaching job, successfully and completely teaching a rookie squad the Bears' intricate T formation. He was followed closely by Bill Edwards, who leaped from secondary college football at Western Reserve to the major league and brought the Detroit Lions in third behind the Bears and Packers in the western division. George McAfee, of the Bears, was the back of the year, generally earning the acclaim of every qualified observer as the greatest ball carrier of all time. Marshall Goldberg of the Chicago Cardinals, was the most improved player of the year, reaching the peak of his career with a Cardinal team which could only win three games. Don Hutson, veteran Green Bay end, broke all scoring records, increased his amazing record for passes caught and climaxed his season by being voted the outstanding football player of the season, collegiate or professional. His teammate, Cecil Isbell, gave the greatest exhibition of passing in football history, completing at least one touchdown pass in each of the Packers' 12 games. Pug Manders, of Brooklyn, won the ground gaining championship, but Clark Hinkle of Green Bay shared the honors in this department by setting a new league all-time mark for ball carrying. The Bears with their unbelievable personnel, shattered eight team records and three game marks by setting a new standard for passing efficiency. New York's Giants returned to the championship class on the strength of a stout defense, bulwarked by seasoned veterans, and a greatly stepped up offense, provided by the outstanding group of rookies of the season. Brooklyn loomed as a powerful factor in the race by beating the Giants twice, but took lickings from less regarded opponents. Washington, which started well, bogged down under the burden of injuries to key backs. Philadelphia was exceedingly interesting, but not quite robust or experienced enough, and Pittsburgh, with its best personnel in years, was robbed by frequent changes of coaches. Cleveland, still suffering from a chronic ailment, a shortage of reserves, was riddled by the draft which took all its important rookies. Detroit, starting under a new coach, came fast at the end of the season. The Chicago Cardinals boasted their best team since 1935, but although they made it tough on everybody, they usually just managed to be nosed out in the breaks. All teams had one complaint in common. The Bears were in the league.
JANUARY 5 (New York) - The mighty Chicago Bears, professional football
champions for two straight year, throttled a win-crazy league All-Star
eleven Sunday afternoon at the Polo Grounds, 35-24, in a rough and tough
battle before a meager crowd of 17,725. It was a bruising melee from start
to finish, the All-Stars seeking some sort of individual revenge for the
treatment handed out by George Halas's giants to their clubs during the
regular season. But a five touchdown barrage, three in the first half,
nullified brilliant solo performances by Slingin' Sammy Baugh, Perry
Schwartz and numerous other satellites of the play-for-pay circuit. So
rough was the fray that Don Hutson, all-league end from Green Bay,
suffered a broken rib; Frank Filchock, Washington Redskins back, was
nursing two broken ribs today, and Baugh was forced to endure four
stitches in his jaw. The season's football finale, also the last game for
many of the stars who are eligible for service in the United States armed
forces, was played for the benefit of the Naval Relief Society, with 50
percent of the gross gate of $50,609 being turned over to the fund which 
aids all families of navy men lost on the battlefield. Wind, mud and snow
marred the contest yesterday, with thousands preferring to stay home with
the temperatures well below freezing. The Bears' second quarter drive in
which they scored three touchdowns, typical of their parade to the league
title, gave them a 21-3 advantage at the half but they needed every bit of
it as the All-Stars struck back on the arm of Baugh. Baugh's heaves, one
to Perry Schwartz of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the other to Bill Dewell of
the Chicago Cardinals, gave the All-Stars two quick touchdowns in the
third period. But when one of Baugh's aerials settled in Dewell's arm and
Ward Cuff added the second of his three successful conversions, the 
Bears led only 21-17. The champions were not long, however, in showing
why they are kings of football. Just before the period ended, Sid Luckman
caught Ray McLean in payoff territory and Bob Snyder's conversion gave 
the Bears a 28-17 margin going into the final session. They kept right on
traveling until Young Bussey passed to lanky Ken Kavanaugh midway of
the final quarter for their fifth touchdown. The minutes were ticking away
when Baugh again connected with Schwartz on the 6-yard line and the
Dodger end wiggled across for the final score. The field conditions were
far from favorable for play, and the fans shivered in the stands. The
champions, rolling to 13 first downs, drove on the ground for 125 yards
and through the air for 156 more. The All-Stars piled up 17 first downs, 
gained 94 yards rushing and 161 in the air, chiefly because of Baugh's 
deadly aim.
JANUARY 10 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer football management
has received word from Lee McLaughlin, first year tackle of the squad this
year, that he had passed examinations for service with the U.S. Navy. His
home is at Richmond, Va. He played college football at the University of
Virginia. Another tackle, Charles Schultz, was rejected from army service
because of high blood pressure.
JANUARY 15 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer management received
word today that Harold Van Every, star halfback on the local pro football
club, had enlisted in the army air corps. He will report at Baker field in
California Saturday.
JANUARY 18 (Green Bay) - Eddie Kotal, pepperbox halfback of the Packers for five season, from 1925 through 1929, will return to Green Bay next fall as an assistant Packer coach. Announcement of Kotal's appointment was made by Curly Lambeau Saturday. It followed an earlier announcement by Kotal of his resignation as athletic direction and football coach at Stevens Point Teachers, where he had served for 11 years. Kotal will work exclusively with the backfield. Red Smith will continue to handle the line. Lambeau will supervise the work of both. Kotal wound up his playing career with the great team on 1929, the ironman outfit which brought Green Bay its first National league championship. He became head coach at Lawrence college, his alma mater, in 1930, and at the end of the season was selected as athletic direction and coach of all sports at Stevens Point. His football and basketball teams at Stevens Point took rank with the best in the history of the school. In 1933, 1934 and 1936, his football team won the State Teachers' conference championship. His 1933 team was undefeated and tied once. In 1934, 1935, 1936 and 1937 his basketball team also won the conference championships. The 1933 and 1936 teams were undefeated. The 1933 quintet included among its victims the University of Wisconsin. As athletic director, Kotal introduced boxing and track at Stevens Point. Two of his track athletes still hold conference records. Kotal, who never wore headgear in his playing days, scored 10 touchdowns for the Packers. He never weighed more than 170 pounds and was a jack-of-all-trades as halfbacks go, running, passing, receiving passes and punting. His bulldog determination was always one of his chief characteristics. Kotal will teach summer school at Stevens Point, then join the Packers at their camp in August.
JANUARY 20 (Green Bay) - Word was received here that Eddie Jankowski, former University of Wisconsin fullback and member of the Green Bay Packers, had applied for entrance in the U.S. Navy.
JANUARY 21 (Chicago) - Official statistics of the NFL today gave Cecil Isbell of the Green Bay Packers the professional football forward-passing championship for 1941. The former Purdue gridiron gambler led the league last year in passes attempted (206), passes completed (117), yards gained (1,479) and touchdown passes (15). The last two figures were also new league records. His record of at least one touchdown pass in every regularly scheduled game was unmatched in league annals. His total of 15 for the season bettered by three the mark set by Slingin' Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins in 1940. His total yardage on passes surpassed Baugh's 1940 record by 112 yards and he had only 11 passes intercepted. Only n percentage of passes completed did Isbell yield first place. Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears finished first, averaging .571 to Isbell's .568 and Baugh's .549. Baugh finished second to Isbell in all-around passing performance in the 1941 competition. He attempted 193 passes and completed 106 for 1,236 yards and 10 touchdowns. Luckman finished third with 119 attempts for 68 completions that gained 1,181 yards and scored nine touchdowns. Last season saw the aerial game reach a new high in professional football with 44.3 percent completions for an even 100 touchdowns. 65 men, a record number, attempted passes, and 35 completed passes for touchdowns, for another record.
JANUARY 22 (Cleveland) - Two National Pro football league players were among 65 men accepted as physical instructors during Lieutenant Commander Gene Tunney's two day stay here. The pro gridders were Steve Andrejco, former Ohio State football captain who played the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins, and Gus Zarnas, Ohio State guard recently with the Green Bay Packers.
JANUARY 25 (Madison) - Suit against Richard P. "Red" Smith, Green Bay, a Wisconsin sports figure, for $1,107.22 for materials and supplies he allegedly received while operating a filling station here from 1933 to 1935 was filed in circuit court today by the Pennsylvania Oil Co. Smith now is line coach of the Green Bay Packers and manager of the Green Bay Bluejays baseball team. He was assistant coach under Dr. Clarence Spears at the University of Wisconsin and also played with the Madison Blues baseball team.
JANUARY 29 (Madison) - Two University of Wisconsin football players, who completed their collegiate careers last fall, conferred with Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau of the Green Bay Packer at luncheon in the Loraine hotel this noon. They were Tom Farris, quarterback elected honorary captain at the end of the season, and Don Miller, who played both left and right halfback. Atty. Gerald Clifford, Green Bay, a director of the Packer corporation, also attended the conference. Farris was chosen by the Packers in the National Professional league draft, a system whereby professional teams gain exclusive rights to bargain for services of top-ranking college football stars.
FEBRUARY 4 (Green Bay) - Henceforth, the city council voted Tuesday night, citizens will be permitted to purchase liquor at a bar above street level. The council amended an ordinance prohibiting issuance of liquor licenses to such establishments following presentation by Don Hutson, Packer football star, of a petition with 1,000 signatures favoring the amendment. Civic groups opposed the change. The revised ordinance permits issuance of a liquor license only to that portion of the premise on street level, except in the case of bowling alleys having not less than five alleys on the second floor, hotels and clubs. Hutson's Packer Playdium, an $80,000 structure, has a bar and 10 bowling alleys on each of its two floors. Buckets Goldenberg, another Packer veteran is Hutson's partner.
FEBRUARY 16 (Green Bay) - Clarence Herndon, 25, 260-pound University of Nebraska tackle, has been signed to played with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said today. Lambeau said that Herndon, who was recommended by Charley Brock, Packer center, has been married for five yards and that it was unlikely he would be drafted for Army service. Herndon will receive his degree from Nebraska in June, Lambeau said.
FEBRUARY 19 (Chicago) - Ray Flaherty, coach of the Washington Redskins, today was named to the rules committee of the NFL by Commissioner Elmer Layden. Flaherty will serve with George Halas, Chicago Bears; Steve Owen, New York Giants; Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Packers, and Bert Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers, all holdovers.
FEBRUARY 24 (Green Bay) - Gene Flick, University of Minnesota football star, will not play with the Green Bay Packers next fall, it was indicated today. Packer officials learned that Flick, who was their eighth choice in the NFL draft, has signed to coach football at Red Wing, Minn., high school. He played center for the Gophers.
FEBRUARY 27 (Hanover, NH) - Ray Riddick, formerly with the Green Bay Packers, has joined the Dartmouth college coaching staff, it was announced Thursday by Geormond (Tuss) McLaughery, head football coach of the Big Green. Riddick, who will take over the job of end coach at the start of spring practice, was graduated from Fordham university in 1940 and has been with the Green Bay professional team for the last two seasons.
MARCH 27 (New York) - NFL teams will play their regular 11 game schedules this fall, it was decided Thursday as the annual  meeting of the circuit opened here. The club owners toyed with a proposal to have a nine game round robin but speedily vetoed it. The shorter schedule had been proposed by Bert Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but when the time came to vote on it, Bell, the onetime Penn backfield ace, reversed his field and cast a negative ballot along with the nine other club executives. It had  been pointed out that this dangerous time for experimentation. Adversaries of the move declared that although the weaker teams would benefit slightly from it, the league would suffer in the long run by decreased revenues from the strong teams that actually carry the burden. The magnates also considered the proposal of the coaches to cut the player limit to 27 men and permit moderately free substitutions. But after wrestling with that for awhile they decided to stick with the old system of 33 player squads and limited substitutions. Bell came through with another suggestion, to revise the draft rule. His complaint was that a weaker club which needed an outstanding center, for instance, would have to grab "name" backs in the first couple of rounds, while an overloaded club like the Bears could calmly pluck a Bulldog Turner of the hat. Bell wanted some rearrangement of the draft to help out the tailenders and everyone agreed with him. However, no steps were taken, since the entire draft setup with have to undergo changes. There was not the slightest stirring of trade winds. None of the coaches nor owners dares let go of what he was. Commissioner Elmer Layden pointed out that 77 men of the 353 who played in the league last year are in the service, to say nothing of 25 more who had played the season before and would have returned if they had not been called. Over a two year span the New York Giants have lost the most, 18 (as well as their secretary, Ensign Wellington T. Mara). Then come the Brooklyn Dodgers with 15, the Green Bay Packers with 13, Washington Redskins with 11, Detroit Lions with 10, Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers with 8 each, Philadelphia Eagles with 7 and the Cleveland Rams and Chicago Bears with 6 each. As for the 1941 squad members, the breakdown is as follows: Packers 13, Giants 12, Lions 10, Dodgers 8, Cardinals and Eagles 7 each, Bears and Steelers 6 each, Redskins 5 and Rams 3.
MARCH 28 (New York) - The National Professional Football league owners rolled up their sleeves and went to work on next fall's schedule today, but after hours of arguing they decided nothing because of a controversy over a date for the season's second Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game. The only business completed, as a result, was a player sale sending halfback Mike Rodak from Detroit to Pittsburgh and an announcement by George P. Marshall that his Washington Redskins would meet the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game at Denver September 6. The tentative schedule presented to the owners had the second Packers-Bears title slated on December 6, instead of mid-season, as usual. This started the fireworks and they never stopped in a meeting that began before noon and went far in the night.
MARCH 28 (New York) - National Pro Football league club owners started the final day of their three day session Saturday with one of their toughest jobs ahead of them - approval of the 1942 schedule. A proposed schedule was offered to the bosses Friday night and the grumbling indicated Saturday's session might be on the stormy side. The owners Friday drew up a program of exhibition games calculated to enrich war charity funds by many thousands of dollars. They agreed to have their teams meet an "all-America" army team, to be chosen from the best men in that branch of service; to have each club try to schedule one home game with an outstanding service team or some other strong eleven, and to donate from receipts of all all-star games to various service relief funds. The club owners gave Layden a unanimous vote of confidence for his handling of league finances and commended him for his work in organizing the league into a unified group.
MARCH 25 (New York) - The owners and coaches of the NFL will meet tomorrow in a three day session to consider a wartime program for their sport. While there is no reason now to believe that professional football cannot continue this fall on the same high note with which the season ended in December when the Chicago Bears successfully defended their championship, this all-important gathering will play plans for the duration. In a prelude to the league's meetings, the rules committee was called to order this morning by George Halas, owner-coach of the Bears, to discuss changes in the playing code. In the afternoon the committee met with all coaches in discussion of further alteration of the rules that have pioneered advances in recent years plainly adopted for spectator appeal. The points of contention involved permission to the defensive team to run with fumbled lateraled passes that have struck the ground (the defense can run with a fumbled lateral caught in the air), and relaxation of the substitution rules. The arguments will be carried over to the owners' meeting, since all changed must be approved by them. Halas led the opposition against changing the fumbled lateral rule and he was supported by Greasy Neale, coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, who also uses the "T" formation. In the coaches' meeting these men were supported by Bert Bell of Philadelphia and Curly Lambeau of Green Bay, who also are members of the rules committee. The other members of the rules committee in addition to Halas, Bell and Lambeau, are Steve Owen of New York and Ray Flaherty of Washington. Bell and Lambeau were against the rule on the theory it would discourage the offense and they also did not want to discourage use of the T formation, which they regards as a major contribution to professional football. The rules committee was unanimously against free substitution. It did agree that there could be some relaxation of the present rule which permits two players to return to the game in the last two minutes of the fourth period. Suggestions were to permit two men to return in any quarter and to permit all men to return once in each quarter. Opposition to these proposals was led by Jimmy Conzelman of the Chicago Cardinals who said that teams having strong passing combinations like Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson of Green Bay, or Sammy Baugh and the Redskin receivers would be given additional advantage. The committee and coaches were agreed the field judge shall hold the watch on limitation of 30 seconds for putting the ball into play. The umpire will continue to time the game, however. They will recommend to the owners that prizes, possibly the cost of a football, will be posted in all parks for return of balls kicked into the stands. This will conserve equipment during the emergency. The prize will be paid by the owners to a designated charity, but the retriever of the ball will not benefit. The owners will determine the player limit, which is now 33, but the rule committee will suggest that the number be reduced to 27 men. The change will be suggested for equality of competition during the emergency since some squads may not be able to reach the higher figure. In the future no ball game can end on a double foul. There must be one more play. The present rule, of course, calls for one more play when there is one foul. Artificial kicking toes will be ruled out. Box toes, or special contraptions worn throughout the game, will be permitted. The deliberate kickoff out of bounds, at the end of each half, designed to prevent the receiving team from participating in that play (example: Bears kicked off out of bounds against Cleveland with a second to play to prevent possible runback) will be prohibited. The rules committee also clarified the forward point of progress of a runner for position of the ball by adding the word "restrained" to rule that now reads "in the grasp of an opponent or so held as to be unable to advance". Dr. John Sutherland, coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers, has had no word from the Navy in regard to his application for a commission. Sutherland said he had applied several months ago. Under the circumstances, he anticipated coaching Brooklyn this fall. Elmer Layden, commissioner of the league, arrived in New York this morning from Washington where he conferred yesterday with officials of the administration. He had no statement to make.
MARCH 26 (New York) - Determined to adhere as closely as possible to a "business as usual" policy, the National Pro Football league opened its annual three day meeting here Thursday. The owners were given a head start toward the solution of one of their biggest problems by the coaches, who recommended at the rosters be cut from 33 to 27 men for the duration and that a player be permitted to return to the game once each quarter. The coaches felt that some teams might not be able to get a 33 man squad without difficulty. The 1942 schedule and an exhibition game policy also will be considered in the three day session. The regular schedule again will consist of 11 games. The roster reduction was the only league rule change of importance recommended by the coaches. One suggestion was thumbed down. That was that a defensive player be permitted to run with a fumbled backward pass. George Halas of the Chicago Bears was the strongest opponent of this proposed rule. He considered it a direct slap at his "T" formation. This was denied, but the coaches voted down the proposal anyway.
MARCH 30 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers will 
play an 11 game football schedule next fall, opening
at home against the Chicago Bears September 27,
and closing at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers
December 6. The schedule was approved and
adopted after a day and a half of wrangling at the
annual spring meeting of the league here over the
weekend. Five of the 11 games will be played at home
and six on the road. An eastern trip the latter part of
the season will take the team to New York November
22 and to Philadelphia November 29. The Packers did
not play the Giants in the regular season last year. No
announcement was made as to which of Green Bay's
five homes games would be played in Milwaukee.
Coach Curly Lambeau indicated that two, and possibly
three, would be. Those most likely to be shifted to
Milwaukee are the games with Cleveland, October 18,
and Pittsburgh, December 6. In addition, the Cardinals
probably will agree to shift their game here October 4
because of a possible conflict with the World Series
or the city series. The games with the Giants and
Eagles replace last year's with Washington and
Brooklyn. An exhibition game with Washington, which
again will train on the west coast, will be played in
Denver for a servicemen's fund September 6. The
scheduled was adopted only after much argument
brought about by President Elmer Layden's original
plan to have the Packers and Bears play their second
game December 6. Both George Halas of the Bears
and Lambeau objected. They felt it was too late for
their traditional meeting. A complete realignment of
the schedule was necessary. For the first time in
nearly a decade the Giants will come west in the
regular season. They will meet the Bears at Wrigley
field, Chicago, October 18. Exhibition games with
service teams will be arranged on open dates. The
Packers probably will play one or two of them in
September before opening their league campaign
against the Bears.
APRIL 1 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs of the
American Professional Football league are bankrupt
and have debts of approximately $35,000. Included is
$3,000 due Coach Tiny Cahoon. Stockholders tried to
raise a portion of the money to meet the obligation to Cahoon by holding a bingo party.
APRIL 13 (Green Bay) - George Svendsen, former center on the Green Bay Packers, will not play with the National league team next season. He has enlisted in the naval reserves.
APRIL 16 (Marinette) - Mayor Richard P. "Jab" Murray, former Green Bay Packers player who was defeated in the April 7 election by Arnold Schmitt, was fined for assault and batter Wednesday as the first defendant before a police judge whom he had recently appointed. The charge was brought by Paul F. Neverman, secretary of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. Neverman charged that Murray met him downtown and without warning struck him in the face. The blow was ascribed to ill feeling over the election. Neverman is 60 year old, anything but athletic, and has been troubled by illness for the past few years. The fine was imposed by Police Judge Daniel Corry, who had been appointed to the bench recently by Murray. The mayor pleased nolo condendere (no contest) and was fined $5 and costs. Murray had been mayor of Marinette for 14 years.
APRIL 19 (La Crosse) - Husky George Paskvan, who played with the Green Bay Packers last season after winning all Big Ten honors as a University of Wisconsin fullback in 1940, has enlisted in the Navy. He was to receive the rank of ensign upon reporting at the Annapolis naval training school April 20.
APRIL 20 (Washington) - Many well known athletes have been assigned by the Navy as instructors at the University of Iowa pre-flight training center. The list includes three former University of Wisconsin stars - Eddie Jankowski, Walter Mehl and Kenneth Bellile, all with the rank of ensign. Both Jankowski and Bellile played football for the Badgers, Jankowski continuing with the Green Bay Packers. Mehl won fame as a distance runner.
MAY 4 (Omaha) - Private Herman F. Rohrig, all-Big Six halfback with Nebraska, has been ordered to report at Miami Beach, Fla., for physical training at the air corps officer candidate school, Seventh corps area army headquarters announced. Rohrig played pro football with the Green Bay Packers last year.
MAY 13 (Chicago) - Jimmy Lawrence, former star of the Chicago Cardinals, was one on the U.S. fliers killed in action in Java, according to advices received here Tuesday. Lawrence, who came to the Cardinals from Texas Christian university in 1936 and remained for three years, is believed to be the first professional football player killed in action. He also played with the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers. He was noted for the same daring on the football field that helped him become an ace pilot.
​MAY 16 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers expect to book a practice football game with the Washington Redskins at Milwaukee September 6 and with a service team September 13. They open the National league season at home September 27 against the Chicago Bears.
MAY 20 (Neenah) - The draft status of Clarke Hinkle, ace fullback with the Green Bay Packers, has been changed to 1-A, it was learned here today. Hinkle, who has spent 10 years with the Packers, formerly held a 3-A classification.
MAY 23 (Chicago) - Clarke Hinkle, star fullback of the Green Bay Packers, today became the 112th man from the 1941 National Professional league roster to enter the armed services. Hinkle was sworn into the coast guard at a lieutenant. He has been with the Packers for ten years and was the league's leading field goal kicker. In 1941, he was named the all-league fullback for the fourth time.
MAY 26 (Milwaukee) - The Buffalo Indians corporation, operator of a football team in the American pro league, yesterday obtained a default judgment of $1,636 in circuit court against the Milwaukee County Athletic Association, owner of the Milwaukee Chiefs. The complaint claimed that amount, including costs of the action, represented the unpaid portion of a guarantee for a football game here last Thanksgiving.
MAY 29 (Green Bay) - The armed forces of the United States already have claimed 16 of the 33 players on the Green Bay Packers' roster last fall, according to Coach Curly Lambeau.
JUNE 5 (Minneapolis) - Warren Plunkett, quarterback on the national championship University of Minnesota football team, said today he had rejected an offer from the Cleveland Rams and would pay another season at Minnesota. Friends of Plunkett at Austin, Minn., his hometown, had reported that he had signed a contract with the Cleveland club. Plunkett's eligibility had been questioned because he played in one game during his sophomore year, but Coach George Hauser said he would be available for another year of play under a new Big 10 conference ruling. "I'll be back at Minnesota this fall," Plunkett said. Friends of the youth at Austin said he also had been offered a contract for next season by the Green Bay Packers.
JUNE 8 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today had five new men under contract. They included two former University of Minnesota stars, Fred Van Hull, tackle, and Earl (Swede) Ohlgren, end. Other first year men who had agreed to terms previously included: Ted Fritsch, Stevens Point Teachers college back; Joe Krivonak, University of South Carolina guard; and Clarence Herndon, Nebraska lineman.
JUNE 11 (Washington) - The Green Bay Packers, annually one of the strongest National league teams in the country, will meet an All-Star team chosen from the cream of the nation's gridiron stars now in the Army on September 13, it was announced here yesterday. The Army public relations office reported that the game would be played in Madison, but at Green Bay, Leland H. Joannes, president of the Packers, said it was his understanding that the game would be at Milwaukee, either at the State Fair park or at Marquette stadium. Two of the most powerful football squads ever put together will be chosen from the Army to start training August 27 for a whirlwind six weeks campaign against teams of the National league, six games, including the Packer engagement, having been scheduled. Others have been booked at Los Angeles, Cleveland, New York, Boston and Brooklyn and there will probably be five or six other games including one at Denver. Entire proceeds of all except one contest thus far scheduled will to Army emergency relief.
JUNE 13 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced yesterday the signing of Tony Cianci, who played guard at the University of Florida. He weighs 210 pounds.
JUNE 19 (Ft. Sheridan, IL) - Johnny Blood, who played professional football for 17 years, including several years with the Green Bay Packers, has enlisted in the Army and is in training here.
JUNE 21 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced the signing of John Stonebreaker, who played end at the University of Southern California in 1938 and 1939. Stonebreaker, 218 pounds, is married and has one child.
JUNE 23 (Dubuque) - Pete Tinsley of the Green Bay Packers Sunday married Bernie Dausey, also of Green Bay. The ceremony was performed by Justice Michael Hogan, Jr. Joe Laws, Tinsley's teammate, and Miss Ione Herman attended the couple.
JULY 2 (Green Bay) - E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, said that the site of the army all-star-Packer football game September 13 has not been determined, despite reports that the game will be played at Madison. Lambeau said he had suggested Milwaukee as the site for the game but had no answers to his communications.
JULY 3 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced that Ernie Pannell, second year tackle, had signed his 1942 contract. Pannell is a member of the naval reserves, but does not expect to be called for some time.
JULY 3 (Kenosha) - Paul Berezney, All-American tackle at Fordham University, signed a football contract with the Green Bay Packers. A student at Marquette University Medical school, he played with the Kenosha Cardinals last season. He is now employed at a local defense plant.
JULY 6 (Milwaukee) - A new field has been laid at the State Fair park where the Green Bay Packers will play two games, possibly three, this fall. The old field was ripped up, new tiling installed, and a 12-inch crown added to help facilitate drainage. Games scheduled here are with Detroit October 11 and Pittsburgh December 6. The Cardinal game, scheduled for Green Bay November 1, also may be shifted to Milwaukee.
JULY 6 (Milwaukee) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers nursed slight injuries which he suffered in an automobile crash north of Milwaukee during the weekend. Mrs. Irene Simmons, 40, driver of the other car involved in the collision, and her daughter, Eileen, 5, suffered minor hurts. Lambeau declined medical attention for the cuts and bruises he incurred.
JULY 6 (Green Bay) - An early season schedule of stiff competition confronting the Green Bay Packers may result in opening practice on August 8, a week earlier than originally planned. Addition of teams from the armed services to the Packers' schedule this season will pitch the squad into heavy competition preceding the league schedole, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau explained in announcing the change.
JULY 7 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, announced today his team will play the army's "Western" all-star team at Marquette stadium in Milwaukee Sunday September 13. Madison previously had been mentioned as the possible site of the game. Lambeau said approval had been obtained from Col. John Thomas Taylor, in charge of army emergency relief with the public relations office in Washington. All receipts will go to the army emergency relief fund. The Packers will begin training for the game and their NFL season August 8 at Green Bay.
JULY 15 (Green Bay) - Signing of Lou Brock, a back formerly of Purdue, and guard Bill Kuusisto, of Minnesota, both veterans of the 1941 season, were announced yesterday by Coach Earl "Curly" Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. Return of the contracts swelled the Packer roster for 1942 to 14.
JULY 16 (Green Bay) - Chuck Sample, former Toledo university back and one-time Appleton high school star, has been signed up by the Green Bay Packers. He was with the Long Island Packer farm last season.
JULY 20 (Green Bay) - Declaring that he will support Pres.
Roosevelt in "every way", LaVern R. "Lavvie" Dilweg, former
member of the Green Bay Packers football team, announced
today he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomination
for Congress from the eighth congressional district in the
September primary election. Dilweg also declared that he is
in full accord with the declaration of principles of the
Wisconsin Committee for United Liberal Action, organized at
Fond du Lac July 12. G.F. Clifford, who is Dilweg's campaign
manager, declared in a statement that Dilweg's candidacy is
the result "of a number of conferences with various liberal
leaders" in the eighth Congressional district. Clifford stated
that the liberal leaders are supporting Dilweg in an attempt
to defeat Rep. Joshua L. Johns (R-Appleton). Dilweg played
end on the Marquette university football team and later on the
Packers for many years. In announcing his candidacy, 
Dilweg issued the following statement: "I wish to announce
to the voters of the eighth congressional district that I am a
candidate for the office of member of congress, eight
congressional district, on the Democratic ticket. I have 
always been a liberal Democrat, and have actively
supported Pres. Roosevelt. My campaign platform is short.
I will, in every way, if elected, support the president of the
United States, and render every assistance I can in the 
defense of this country, as a member of Congress. I am
fully in accord with the principles of the Democratic party as
announced in the convention at Fond du Lac on June 20, 
1942, and I am fully in accord with the declaration of 
principles by the Committee for Liberal Action at Fond du
Lac on July 12, 1942. I invite the support of all who believe
in actively supporting the president of the United States, and will thank you for any consideration you may give me.
JULY 21 (Green Bay) - Cecil Isbell, one-half of the Green Bay Packers' famed forward passing combination, signed his contract for the 1942 season yesterday, it was announced by Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau. Isbell, who will start his fifth season with the Packers, is the seventh veteran and the 16th player to sign. His receiver, Don Hutson, the NFL's most valuable player last year, has not signed yet.
JULY 22 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau increased his Packer roster to 20 today with the signing of four more players. The new Packers are Art Albrecht, Manitowoc, University of Wisconsin; Don Miller, a right halfback from the University of Wisconsin; Ben Starret, a St. Mary's halfback, and Jim Finley, Michigan State guard.
JULY 29 (Green Bay) - Three more players have been signed to contracts with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced Tuesday. They are veteran tackle Bill Lee, Mike Bucchianieri, a guard who was injured early last season, and Joel Mason, a back and end from Western State Teachers college.
​AUGUST 2 (Chicago) - The July sheet came down off the calendar Saturday and there on the August page were red circles around the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th. The pro football season is here. On Monday the Philadelphia Eagles will beat the other nine NFL teams to work by setting up training camp at Two Rivers, Wis., with approximately 50 men due to report. Thursday the New York Giants will move into Superior, Wis., for the third year and Saturday the Green Bay Packers will answer Coach Curly Lambeau's whistle on their home field. They'll be followed on August 9 by the Detroit Lions, drilling at Charlevoix, Mich., and on August 10 the six other teams will begin the practice grind. The Chicago Bears, with their immediate objective the College All-Star game August 28 at Chicago's Soldier field, will drill at Delafield, Wis. The Washington Redskins will be at San Diego, Calif., the Pittsburgh Steelers at Hershey, Pa., the Brooklyn Dodgers at Hun school, Princeton, N.J., the Cleveland Rams at Hiram college, Hiram, O., and the Chicago Cardinals at Carroll college, Waukesha, Wis. The first days of August send George Halas and Lambeau and Steve Owen and all the rest into a frenzy over charts and signals and rosters. And with but one change the head coaching lineup in the pro league will be the same this year. The exception is at Brooklyn where Mike Getto has replaced Jock Sutherland. At Pittsburgh, where the 1941 coaching brigade changed almost as rapidly as the panorama of a fireworks display, Walter Kiesling will be back where he ended last season. Halas will again boss the two-in-a-row champion Bears. Jimmy Conzelman will direct the Cards, Lambeau the Packers, Earl "Dutch" Clark the Rams, Bill Edwards the Lions, Owen the Giants, Earle "Greasy" Neale the Eagles and Ray Flaherty the Redskins. With the exception of Washington which will train on the west coast for the second yard, the rest of the league will stay in the Midwest or East, the heaviest congestion being in Wisconsin where five teams will work out. The league season will officially open on September 13 when Philadelphia goes to Pittsburgh and Cleveland and the Chicago Cards clash at Buffalo. It ends with three games on December 6, after which the playoff between champions of the eastern and western divisions will be held.
AUGUST 2 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L "Curly" Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers said today verbal agreements had been made for Packer exhibition games at Brooklyn with the football Dodgers on August 29 and at Baltimore with the Washington Redskins September 6 or 7. Arrangements were made by telephone, Lambeau said, and he is awaiting contracts. He had he was not sure whether the Baltimore game would be played on Labor Day, September 7. Lambeau said he understood the games would be benefits for one of the military or naval relief services.
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay) - Ben Starrett, who seeks a blocking back assignment with the Green Bay Packers, is the first candidate to report for practice. He worked out here Monday. He is a graduate of Louisiana State. Coach Curly Lambeau expects several other football players to arrive this week.
​AUGUST 6 (Milwaukee Journal) - The army relief football game at Marquette stadium September 13 is expected to raise $75,000 for the army emergency relief fund. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers told the executive committee of the county council on defense Wednesday. The committee endorsed the game and recommended that all facility of the county council of defense be used to boost the ticket sales. The Green Bay Packers will donate their services to play the western Army all-stars. The Army is recruiting two teams of former college and professional stars for its various camps, both officers and enlisted men. One will train in the east, the other will train in the midwest. No player, either on the Packers or the Army team, will get anything out of the gate receipts. Neither will the Packer management. Marquette university has donated the use of its stadium and William L. Coffey, chairman of the university athletic board, told the committee that the seating capacity would be increased to 25,000. He also told of a plan to solicit contributions of $25 each from 1,000 businessmen and sports fans, with a choice reserved seat the reward for each contribution. The committee also endorsed the baseball game between the police and fire department teams to be played at Borchert field August 14 for the benefit of the county council of defense. It will be a regular County Industrial league game.
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, who set eight pass receiving records in the NFL last fall, signed his 1942 contract with the Green Bay Packers Friday. Along with Hutson's contract came the signed agreements of Andy Uram and Tony Canadeo. All three are to report for the first practice session Monday. The signing of Hutson completes the famous Isbell-Hutson combination which was responsible for 10 touchdowns last year. Cecil Isbell signed up several weeks ago. The Packer end was the league's most valuable player in 1941 and on August 28 will received the most valuable player trophy at the Chicago all-star game.
​AUGUST 10 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Green Bay Packers opened their practice season here Sunday with Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson, football's greatest battery, on the firing line, but with many others who were important cogs last year missing. Twenty new men and only 15 veterans reported. A few others will report later this week. There is not a veteran fullback on the squad, the team's three regulars of last year, Clarke Hinkle, George Paskvan and Eddie Jankowski, all having gone into the service. Hutson was the only veteran end on hand and Charley Brock the only seasoned center. Three of last year's tackles and four guards reported as did six of the 1941 backs. Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau was as optimistic as very, however, as he sent the squad through a light limbering up drill and distributed plays. "All of the clubs have been hard hit by the war," he said, "and are in the same boat, so we are not at a disadvantage. Some of our new men are going to fit in very nicely and we have enough key men back to mold another fine club. I'm going to shift Tony Canadeo from left half to fullback. It's a tough assignment for him, but I believe he can handle it. He will be following one of the best when he takes Hinkle's place. Isbell and Hutson should  be as good as ever and we have Lou Brock, Bob Kahler, Andy Uram and Joe Laws back again for those important backfield posts. We've also got some new backs who should show plenty." Tony Cianci, Florida guard, is one of the new men expected to report later in the
week. Bob Ingalls of Michigan, a center, and Clarence Herndon
of Nebraska, a guard, are working out with the all-stars in
Chicago and will join the team later. John Stonebreaker of
Southern California and Earl Ohlgren, who played with the
Milwaukee Chiefs and Kenosha Cardinals, have been signed
to help bolster the ends.
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay) - Babe Webb, Hawaiian football
player, was signed to the Green Bay Packers today by Coach
Curly Lambeau. Webb was an all-Border conference back at
New Mexico State college in 1939. Webb had been playing with
the Honolulu Bears, a semi-pro outfit. He signed by cablegram
and expects to arrive in Green Bay sometime next week after a
trip from Hawaii to San Francisco by clipper plane. Lambeau
also announced that Harry Jacunski, regular end a year ago,
has decided to give up pro football in favor of the Navy. That
move leaves the Packers with only regular end, Don Hutson.
Practice Tuesday revealed that Lou Brock will take over Clarke
Hinkle's spot at fullback. Lambeau said that his new backfield combination of Brock at fill, Larry Craig at the blocking quarterback spot and Cecil Isbell and Andy Uram at the halves shows more speed than any other group last year.
AUGUST 13 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers said today that Larry Buhler, regular back last year, will join the Packers this weekend. Buhler expects to sign as soon as he arrives. The Packers will put on their uniforms for the first time Friday. After Thursday's drill Lambeau stated his backfield is the fastest in the history of the team. The backs included Cecil Isbell, Bob Kahler, Tony Canadeo, Andy Uram, Lou Brock and Larry Craig.
​DECEMBER 7 (New York) - For the second successive year ​the big bad Bears from Chicago dominate the All-League professional football team chosen by Associated Press and newspaper sports writers. The powerful team that George Halas built to rule the pro game placed five men on this 1942 All-League lineup, one more than it landed a year ago. They were Danny
Fortmann, guard; Bulldog Turner, center;
Lee Artoe, tackle; George Wilson, end, and
Sid Luckman, quarterback. While the Bears
won the most positions, followed by the
Washington Redskins, Green Bay's
Packers, as usual, came up with the only
unanimous selection. Sure-fingered Don
Hutson, the greatest pass catcher in 
league history, and regarded by some as 
the outstanding pro player of all time, was
the performer to be named on every ballot.
Repeaters from last year all-star outfit were
Hutson, Fortmann, Luckman, Wilkin and
Turner. Dudley, All-American halfback in
1941 with Virginia, was the only rookie to
make the club. Hutson's favorite passer,
Cecil Isbell, barely missed nomination. This Green Bay back and Perry Schwartz, Brooklyn end, were two 1941 nominees who were voted to this year's second team.
DECEMBER 8 (Chicago) - Don Hutson, the
Green Bay Packers' pass grabbing end,
was official acclaimed Tuesday as the
NFL's scoring champion for 1942, with
records which will probably stand longer
than any others in the book. Hutson
caught 17 touchdown passes and
placekicked 33 extra points, both records
- and added a field goal for a total of 138
points, also a record. His record output last season was 95 points. The next four places went to the Chicago Bears. Ray McLean posted 54 points for second place, followed by Gary Famiglietti with 48, Frank Maznicki with 45 and Hugh Gallarneau with 42.
DECEMBER 8 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Stoney McGlynn) - One of the peculiarities of sports is that a goodly number of fans believe anything less than a championship represents failure. Sunday night a few of the every faithful, those  hardy souls who braved Sunday's chilly blasts to see the 1942 Packers close their season against the Pittsburgh Steelers, were talked over the game and its highlights when a sports follower of the fair weather brand interrupted and said, "Well, one thing, I'll bet Curly Lambeau is happy this season is over. Boy, did the Packers take it on the chin!" Whereupon he was promptly set down with a barrage of answers that proved the Packers, despite two defeats at the hands of the Bears, and a tie with the Giants, had anything but an unsuccessful season. Their record was surpassed by only two teams in the league, the undefeated, untied champion Bears, winners of the Western half title, and Washington's Redskins, Eastern champions, who lost but a single game. However, it might be safe to argue that if the Redskins had to meet the Bears twice their record would have included three defeats - not one...TEAM WAS REBUILT: In only one game were the Packers outclassed. That was in the Chicago fray with the Bears. They suffered a bad break early in the game, fought toe to toe from then until the latter part of the second quarter, but then collapsed. That game was a rout, a travesty upon usual Packer football. Considering that the Packers had lost more men to the service than any other club the season cannot be looked upon as anything less than a success. Of course, if everything is measured with the Bears as the yardstick, the season was a flop. But, I ask, who is beating the Bears? I feel Curly and his assistants, Red Smith and Eddie Kotal, should regard 1942 as a success. They rebuilt a team that was wrecked by enlistments and calls to service; they lost all their end candidates; they rebuilt with some players from small colleges and with players who had previously failed to make the pro grade and they came out with a record of eight wins, two defeats and one ties. Finishing with such a record under such adverse conditions, to me, is one of Curly's finest coaching achievements...BAY RECORD CLEAR: Green Bay's record in other respects was of championship caliber. It was the Packers corp. that showed the way to other pro league clubs in the art of staging a charity game for the Army fund. Of all the games played between pro clubs and the army teams the Packer-Western Army Stars fray here last September 13 was the ideal charity game. Because the Packers would not have anything to with the game unless it was played on an out and out charity basis, because they obtained the wholehearted cooperation of Marquette university, which donated the field and many other services, and because the Packers played for mere traveling and hotel expenses, this game has the lowest overhead of any of the games. There was no coordinator booking games in a certain stadium with a percentage of rental, there was no American Legion post taking a cut for promoting the game, and neither did the Packers and Marquette get a cent for services rendered...BEARS TOO GOOD: Now comes Washington's and George Preston Marshall's chance to avenge that 73 to 0 title drubbing they took two years ago. George Preston has hankered for revenge. He could hardly wait for the chance. Now he's got it, the chance, I mean. Not that the Skins figure to do much about it. Weather conditions right, the Skins can look upon a reversal of the Bears' 73 points to a mere 37 as a moral victory. The Bears, with the title at stake, are just too good for the league. They have everything, running and passing, speed and power, class and deception. The only way to stop them is to have the ICC declare them a monopoly and disband them. If so, we'd take Bulldog Turner and Sid Luckman and send Lee Artoe down with the Amazons.
DECEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers will vote in favor of holding the NFL's annual draft in April at the scheduled draft session in Washington next Monday. The draft would then be held in connection with the loop's annual session. Lambeau said that "the league would have a better line of the war and the possibilities of continuing in 1943 in April. At that time, too, the coaches would have a better idea of the prospective manpower." A year ago the Packers drafted 20 players and only one, Bob Ingalls of Michigan, was able to join the team. The others went into the service or took defense jobs. A bright spot is the fact that 23 of the Packers' 30 players this season are married. Eighteen of these have children.
DECEMBER 9 (Chicago) - Cecil Isbell of Green Bay today became the NFL's first forward passing champion ever to successfully defend his honors. Final tabulations today showed Isbell and Washington's Sammy Baugh tied for first place on the basis of the league's rating system. Isbell had the most completions (146) and Baugh the best percentage of completions (.587). However, the Packer ace got the title nod because of his edge in completions as well as total yardage (2,021) and touchdown passes (24) - all three of which established league records. Other individual titles went to Bill Dudley, Pittsburgh rookie, who won the ground gaining honors with 696 yards; Bill Daddio, Chicago Cardinal veteran who led the field goal kickers with five, and Don Hutson of Green Bay, who set seven records in retaining his scoring and pass receiving honors.
​AUGUST 14 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers called his backfield of blocking back Larry Craig and halfbacks Joe Laws and Cecil Isbell and fullback Lou Brock the fastest in the history of the Packers. Others given recognition for their speed are Bob Kahler, Tony Canadeo, Andy Uram and fullbacks Ted Fritsch and Chuck Sample. Lambeau is particularly well pleased with Fritsch and Sample.
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - George Dobash, blocking back at Washington and Jefferson university for three years, was obtained by the Green Bay Packers from the Philadelphia Eagles today and went through his first scrimmage with the rest of the Packers this afternoon. Dobash, a 200 pound, 6 foot gent, was chosen on the little all-American team last year. Coach Curly Lambeau thinks Dobash will fit into the Packer picture well. A pass defense was set up in today's drill. Linemen were give their first look at the 1942 defensive alignments.
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers expressed himself as well pleased Wednesday with the play of Paul Berezney, a rookie tackle from Fordham, as the team went through another practice session in preparation for its opening practice game with Brooklyn at Brooklyn Saturday August 29. Mike Bucchianeri, a guard from Indiana, reported Wednesday. He was on the squad for a few weeks last year until injuries forced him out of the lineup.
AUGUST 21 (Green Bay) - Scrimmage under full game conditions was ordered for the Green Bay Packers Saturday by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau as a relief from the grueling defensive work the squad has had all week. The team will meet the Brooklyn Dodgers in an exhibition at New York August 29. Before returning home the Packers will also face Washington in an exhibition at Baltimore September 7.
AUGUST 25 (Green Bay) - The Whites and Greens fought to a 21-21 deadlock in the first scrimmage of the year in the camp of the Green Bay Packers Monday. A 72 yard scamper by Ted Fritsch, rookie fullback from Stevens Point Teachers college, was a highlight of the play. Touchdowns were also scored by Andy Uram, who accounted for two, and Don Hutson, Cecil Isbell and Chuck Samble, a former Appleton high school star. The Packers will break camp Thursday, entraining for Brooklyn to meet the Dodgers in an exhibition game Saturday night. Coach E.L. Lambeau said the squad would remain in the east until after the engagement with the Washington Redskins at Baltimore Labor Day.
AUGUST 26 (Waukesha) - Henry Luebke, 280 pound tackle, and Champ Seibold, 240 pound tackle, joined the Chicago Cardinals at camp here Tuesday. Luebke, biggest man on the roster, was graduated from Iowa in 1941 and was with Buffalo last year. Seibold was with the Green Bay Packers for seven seasons.
AUGUST 28 (New York) - The New York football season will get an early start tomorrow night at Ebbets field when the Brooklyn Dodgers and Green Bay Packers of the NFL tangle in an exhibition tussle. The teams completed training for the engagement in good shape, according to Curly Lambeau, veteran coach of the invaders, and Mike Getto, new coach of the Dodgers.
AUGUST 30 (New York) - The exhibition football game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Green Bay Packers was postponed Saturday until Sunday afternoon because of weather conditions.
​DECEMBER 10 (Chicago) - Sammy Baugh of Washington the NFL's punting champion for the third straight year. League statistics made it officials Thursday. giving Baugh the edge over Dean McAdams of Brooklyn in a race which the two had waged all season. Baugh averaged 46.6 yards on 37 punts and McAdams 41.3 on 52. They tied for the longest punt of the season, 74 yards. Another Brooklyn star, Merlyn Condit, won honors among the punt handlers. He returned a total of 21 during the season to beat out Bill Dudley of Pittsburgh, who handled 20. Dudley. however, had the better average of the two, 13.5 yards to Condit's 10. The kickoff return title again went to Marshall Goldberg of the Chicago Cardinals. He returned 15, three more than his winning total last year. He carried one for a touchdown. Dudley was second with 11 returns. Bulldog Turner, Chicago Bear center, beat out Green Bay's Don Hutson in pass interceptions. Turner derailed eight, to better the previous league high of seven, a figure Hutson equaled this year.
​DECEMBER 15 (Washington) - The NFL Monday voted
unanimously to try to continue in 1943, but that was 
merely for the record. What the owners actually did was 
to decide not to make future plans until their April
meeting, when, if the manpower situation warrants, they
will try to keep going. More than 350 league players 
already are in the armed forces. The meeting adjourned
without holding the annual draft of graduating college
players. It was the first time in seven seasons that the
draft has been passed up at the league's December
session. Although there was no official decision on just
when the draft meeting might be held, if at all, the player
selection could be accomplished at the loop's annual
meeting in April, or at any time the commissioner might
decide to call a session. Layden also ironed out details
concerning the pro bowl game between the
championship Washington Redskins and a league all-
star team in Philadelphia December 27. The entire
proceeds, Layden said, would be given to the United
Seamen's Service. The all-stars will begin gathering in
Philadelphia Tuesday. They will be coached by Hunk
Anderson and Luke Johnsos, pilots of the Chicago
Bears, who were beaten by the Redskins in the title
playoff Sunday, 14-6. The following 32 players, selected
from every team in the league, were named Monday by
Layden for the Philadelphia game. Layden said the only
players on the "doubtful" list were Goldberg and Hutson,
both injured during the regular season.
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, 29 year old top pass receiver and scorer of the NFL, announced Wednesday that he would be unable to play in the annual pro bowl game at Philadelphia December 27. The star left end of the Green Bay Packers suffered a chest injury in a game against the Giants at New York November 22. This injury was said to have been aggravated in subsequent games against the Eagles at Philadelphia November 29 and against Pittsburgh at Milwaukee December 6. Hutson has played with the Packers eight years and was chosen six times on the all-league team.
DECEMBER 17 (Chicago) - Semipro and sand lot gridders may provide an answer to professional football's wartime manpower problems in the opinion of Commissioner Elmer Layden. "Baseball builds up its talent from the sand lot diamonds," Layden declared. "There is no reason why professional football couldn't find some diamonds in the rough on the semipro gridirons." Layden said he also believed many young coaches in small colleges would be available for the pro ranks next season. He said he based this assumption on reports that decreased enrollments would force suspension of some sports at many institutions. Layden said that the fact that many semipro gridders did not play college football should not keep them from a fling at pro football. "Many high school boys take industrial arts courses," he explained, "and therefore don't have the proper credits for entrance into college. They become bread winners or family men at an early age and continue playing football for the love of the game. Lots of these boys now are defense workers, and as such, in good condition and still active in football."
DECEMBER 18 (Philadelphia) - Don Hutson, the NFL's top pass receiver, will perform only as an extra point kicker in the pro bowl game at Philadelphia December 27. Hutson, Green Bay Packer star, suffered a chest injury during the regular season and his physician refused permission for him to scrimmage.
DECEMBER 20 (Detroit) - Owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr., of the Detroit Lions, who once thought 1943 operations of the NFL out of the question, now is solidly behind Commissioner Elmer Layden's plan to continue even at the extreme of putting play on a semipro basis. Perhaps because he has nothing to lose (his team dropped all 11 games last fall), Mandel said Saturday war plant workers with college, high school or sand lot football experience would be invited to try out with the Lions next fall. "I admit right now that the caliber of play will be far below standards," Mandel declared, "but so long as the competition is keen it should meet with public approval.? Mandel favors an eight game schedule confined strictly within divisional limits.
DECEMBER 21 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, Green Bay Packer end, Monday denied a story originating in Philadelphia that he would play in the pro bowl game at that city December 27. The NFL's record making pass catcher reiterated an earlier statement that injuries received late in the season would prevent him from appearing in the charity contest. The eastern story had reported Hutson was to assume the duties of kicking for touchdown conversions but would see little scrimmage action because of his injuries.
​DECEMBER 13 (Milwaukee Journal) - A father speaks to his young son a generation hence: "So you think so and so can catch passes, eh? The best you ever saw, you say. Well, back in the forties where was a fellow by the name of Don Hutson, who played end with the Green Bay Packers. You heard of him? Sure you did. Who hasn't? Well, I saw him. Son, there was never another guy like him. And see here, don't laugh. I'm not just an old fogey living in the past. I'm telling you there never was another guy like him. This fellow Hutson wasn't big as a lot of ends go. He only weighed 178 pounds. But he was lithe and trim, and boy, how fast. You think some of those ends you see today have tricks? None of them had Hutson's tricks. He could hook, and change his pace, and suddenly dart ahead, and wheel better than anybody else I ever saw - and I've seem some of the guys of today you've mentioned. He didn't have such big hands, but he sure could snag that  ball. He'd have fellows right on top of him, or he'd be going full blast, or he'd seem to be hopelessly short of a pass, but he'd get it. They used to say that his trick in holding the ball lay in the way he glued his eyes on it. He wouldn't turn to run with it before he had it. He'd make sure of the ball above everything else. You know - just like in golf. Look, I've got an old clipping somewhere around here from 1942. I guess that was the year he had finished eight seasons with Green Bay. Here it is. You talk about so and so today? Just let me check off the records that Hutson held at that time. Why, the things he had done covered more than a page in the book: He caught 336 passes, 72 of them touchdown passes, and gained 5,515 yards in the eight seasons from 1935 to 1942. He caught 74 passes in the season of 1942, 17 of them touchdown passes, and gained 1,211 yards. He gained 209 yards on passes in one game against Cleveland in 1942 and then a little while later, also against Cleveland in a return game. caught a pass thrown from the four inch line - or that's what they said anyway. He scored 74 touchdowns in those eight seasons and 17 in one season, 1942. He kicked 33 extra points in one season, 1942, and against the Chicago Cardinals in the same year he kicked six of them in one game. He scored 524 points in those eight years on 74 touchdowns, 74 extra points and two field goals, and in 1942 he scored 138 points alone on 17 touchdowns, 33 extra points and one field goal. And from November of 1940, right through all of 1941 and 1942, he caught at least one touchdown pass in 25 consecutive games. All records. And he made them although he was a marked man every time he pulled on a suit. They'd hold him, knock him down, put two men on him, use every trick in the book. You've heard of George Halas of the Bears, of course. Pretty smart coach. Halas used to tear his hair every time his team had to face Hutson. Even he finally admitted he was stumped. He just conceded Hutson about two touchdowns a game and hoped his own team could score more. And what a grand guy. A gentleman. Always smoked a pipe. Spoke in a soft southern drawl. He came from Alabama, you know. Was the star of one of the Rose bowl games in which Dixie Howell did the passing. They say that Curly Lambeau got him for Green Bay by a matter of minutes over a fellow named Kelly - Shipwreck Kelly - who wanted him for Brooklyn. No, son, when you tell me about so and so, I've got to vote you down. There never was another guy like Hutson. Who did the passing? Well, there were several of them, but principally two. A fellow by the name of Arnie Herber came first. Why, on the first play from scrimmage in Hutson's first game in 1935, against the Bears, Herber threw a 60 yard pass which Hutson pulled in and carried across for the only touchdown of the game. Herber to Hutson was the top combination in those days. But then came an even greater one. Yes, sir, that's it - Isbell to Hutson. This Isbell was really a sharpshooter. No short, little flips for him. No, sir. He pitched the ball out and Hutson snagged them. And he pitched them true. People used to go to the park just to see him thread the needle. He held a slough of records himself. Won the National league passing championship two years in a two, 1941 and 1942. But that's something else. You talked about so and so catching passes, and I told you about Hutson. Just listen to your old man in this: There never was another guy like Don Hutson."
DECEMBER 14 (Washington) - The NFL, the professional gridiron's major loop, adjourned its regular December meeting Monday without holding the annual draft of graduating college players. It was the first time in seven seasons that the draft has been passed up at the December session.
​DECEMBER 22 (Lafayette, IN) - Cecil Isbell, star of the Green Bay Packers and passing ace of the NFL, may close his brilliant grid career December 27 when he plays with the all-stars against the champion Washington Reddkins at Philadelphia. "I think I've had enough," the former Purdue star said Monday. "Five years of pro football is enough for anyone. If the opportunity come, I'll quit the game." A keen passing rivalry exists between Isbell and Sammy Baugh of Washington. Isbell has completed more passes than Baugh, but the percentage of completions gives Baugh the edge. "We're the best of friends," Isbell said, "but even though I like Sammy, I would like to complete some tosses just to see how this competition will come out." Isbell said the Redskins have a better team than the all-stars. "You can't just throw together a bunch of fellows who have worked out a week and expect them to beat a club that has five months of hard work." Isbell believes a short pass will work best against Redskin defense if they use the standard 6-2-2-1. Isbell said, "Pro ball is done for the duration. Half the boys are in the armed forces. The rest of the players are married or have other jobs, so they won't be too hard hit. I guess I'll just work at my soft water business in Neenah."
​DECEMBER 26 (Philadelphia) - Heartley (Hunk) Anderson was a completely satisfied individual Saturday as his National league all-stars went into their last day of drills before their clash with the Washington Redskins in Sunday's pro bowl classic at Shibe park. If morale could do it, his team was a cinch to walk off the field with victory - and in his case, revenge, Anderson was convinced. He and his assistant, Luke Johnsos, had completed a terrific task of drilling a mixed group of players in two systems of football in one short week, and the results, they said, were all they could ask for. "We took a vote of players," Hunk explained, "and they voted for the T formation. But we put in the Notre Dame box, too, just in case. You ought to see the way those fellows have wolfed down the work. Cecil Isbell of the Packers, for instance. He figured we'd just use the T, but we gave them the Notre Dame shift, too, and we told Isbell, 'This is your style. Think you can show up Sammy Baugh?' We haven't been able to hold him since. I guess we have those kids 70 plays, not counting variations, and not one of them has beefed." "They're smarter than college kids, too," Johnsos put in. "After all, what did you know when you were in school? If you had sense enough to come in out of the rain, they probably made you valedictorian. These guys know what they want. They want to beat the Redskins and we..." "We got licked by the Redskins," Anderson concluded, "what do you think we want?" Meanwhile, Ray Flaherty, coach of the Redskins, continued to worry about lack of enthusiasm on his squad. The champions went through a light drill Friday, confining their practice to touch football. Wee Willie Wilkin, the Redskins' all-league tackle, reported for duty with the Redskins. He had been called home to California after the title game with the Bears two weeks ago. The all-stars lost another player Friday when Dr. W.W. Kelly, physician to Don Hutson, ordered the Green Bay kicking and pass grabbing to stay out of the game. The doctor said Hutson, injured November 22 in a game against the New York Giants, had a cold, severe cough and chest injury. Milt Simington, Pittsburgh Steelers' guard who was on the all-stars' first string line, suffered a heart attack Thursday and announced he would quit football for good.
​DECEMBER 26 (Philadelphia) - The failure of Sammy Baugh,
star of the champion Washington Redskins, to appear for
Sunday's pro bowl football game at Shibe park caused a furor
which overshadowed the National league all-stars' 17 to 14
victory over the league champions. A field goal by Lee Artoe of
the Chicago Bears decided the game. The scoring was
spectacular. Ki Aldrich, Washington center, scooped up the
ball after a punt and ran 30 yards to score. Bill Dudley of
Pittsburgh intercepted a pass and ran 97 yards for a
touchdown. Each side scored again on a brilliant passing,
Sid Luckman pitching for the stars and Zimmerman for the
Redskins. John Petty of the Bears plunged a few yards for the
stars' second tally after Sid Luckman's passes had gained
41 yards. Zimmerman's passes set up and scored the
Redskins' second touchdown, with Seymour scoring. Artoe's
field goal broke a 14 to 14 tie. Commissioner Elmer Layden
ordered an investigation "to bring out the full facts on Baugh's
absence." Dick Todd, running back, also was missing. He
was reported to have had an argument with Owner George
Marshall. Another league official explained: "From all we know
Baugh may have a legitimate excuse for not showing up, but
so far we can fine no legitimate reason for his not notifying us
that he could not or was not coming." Baugh said at his Rotan
(Tex.) ranch: "I tried my best to make the game. They were
supposed to have a car ready for me in Sweetwater (about 30
miles from Rotan) so I could catch a plane out of Dallas
about 11:50 p.m. Saturday. The car was not there." The
announcement Baugh would not play was made late
Saturday night. Many in the crowd of 18,671 knew nothing
about it when they appeared at the park. All the proceeds of
the game, above minimum expenses, were turned over to the
United Seamen's service. The players were not paid and
many of Baugh's Washington teammates were reported 
"sore" at his failure to appear. George Strickler, director of
public relations for the league, said Baugh was expected
here Saturday morning. Two airplane tickets were delivered
to his home last Tuesday. A telephone call to Rotan Saturday
afternoon disclosed Baugh was "not feeling well" and did not
think he could make it. M. Dorland Doyle, vice-president of
the Washington club, talked with Baugh and he finally agreed
to make the trip, Strickler declared, adding: "We made
arrangements with the Sweetwater police to give Baugh an
escort to Dallas. He was to get the 11:30 p.m. through plane, or if he missed that the 1:30 a.m. plane for Washington. Late Saturday we were informed by the Sweetwater police Baugh had decided there wasn't time to get to Dallas so he went back home." At the start of the game it looked as though the Redskins would have things pretty much their own way as the All-Stars were unable to click with any combination of players. The hard charging Washington line broke through frequently to throw the stars for loses. Midway in the first period Harry Hopp of the Detroit Lions kicked from his own 11. The ball landed on the 45 and bounced back to the 30, Aldrich picked it up and raced for a touchdown. Bob Masterson converted. The score remained 7-0 until the third quarter, when a tough, tight ball game became a scoring spree. The All-Stars struck into scoring territory in the first period and again in the second. With the second quarter half gone, nine Chicago Bears were sent in with the ball on the Stars' 29. Luckman's 18 yard pass to Bosh Pritchard of the Eagles was the main piece of the march to the Redskins' 33, where Cecil Hare intercepted a pass. The punt set the Stars back to their 46, but Luckman connected with a pass to Wilson and another to Siegal which put the ball on the Redskins' 18. Famiglietti carried twice and it was first down on the three. He hit the line again but slipped and was stopped on the one. Luckman failed on a quarterback sneak and Famiglietti lost a yard as the half ended. Washington also muffed a chance in the third quarter, after Fred Davis blocked Hopp's punt on the All-Stars' 29. They moved to the eight and stalled. after the punt out, the champions struck pay dirt again but Bill Dudley of Pittsburgh intercepted a pass and ran 97 yards for a touchdown. He got beautiful blocking. Maznicki's kick tied the score at seven. Artoe kicked off over the goal line and Hare punted back to the Stars' 49. Two passes by Luckman to Siegal and Wilson gained 41 yards and John Petty plunged for the tally. Maznicki made it 14-7. Washington tied the score almost immediately. Zimmerman's pass to Masterson, good for 39 yards, put the ball on the 16 and another pitch taken by Bob Seymour in the end zone. Masterson's kick tied the score. Merlyn Condit of Brooklyn took Masterson's kickoff and ran 59 yards to Washington's 37. Bill Young caught him from behind. The Stars bogged down on the 27 and Artoe made his field goal from the 43.