EXHIBITION - Washington Redskins 28, Green Bay Packers (1-1) 7
Monday September 7th 1942 (at Baltimore)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(BALTIMORE) - Washington power in the final quarter broke up what had been a brilliant aerial due between the Redskins' Sammy Baugh and Cecil Isbell of the Green Bay Packers, and the Redskins took a 28 to 7 decision before an estimated crowd of 55,000 here Monday night. The Packers left soon after the contest, and were due to arrive in Green Bay at 9:50 tonight. A series of extra heavy workouts was indicated by Coach Curly Lambeau for the rest of the week, with the Packers playing Major Wallace Wade's Western All-Army squad in Marquette stadium, Milwaukee, next Sunday afternoon. Halfway through the exhibition battle here Monday night, Dick Todd set off the spark that led to the first Washington touchdown drive, returning a punt 15 yards to his 35. From there the Skins marched 65 yards in 11 plays, Baugh tossing a flat pass to Todd from the 11-yard line for the score.
FIRST BAY OFFENSIVE
Green Bay showed its first real offensive midway in the
second period when the famous Isbell-to-Don Hutson
combination moved 42 yards in four plays, but the 
attack fizzled on the Washington 18. The Packers 
shoved over their only score in the third, when they
broke through and partially blocked Baugh's punt which
Art Albrecht, rookie from Manitowoc and the University
of Wisconsin, recovered on the Washington 17. An 
Isbell to Hutson pass moved the ball to the 10-yard line,
and on fourth down Hutson caught one from Isbell in the
end zone for the score. Slinging Sam put Washington
ahead for keeps early in the fourth, when he tossed ten
yards to Ed Justice, ran 15 himself, and shot a 27-yard
touchdown to Justice.
FARKAS SETS STAGE
Andy Farkas set the stage for the third Redskin counter
with a 38-yard run to the Packer 12, from where Baugh
again threw a perfect strike to Justice in the end zone.
Bob Seymour leaped into the air to intercept an Isbell
pass in midfield, and Dick Poillon ran it to the Green
Bay 34. Poillon then shot an aerial which Al Krueger
gathered in on the ten and scampered over. Bob
Masterson made good three conversion placements,
and Poillon the other for Washington. Hutson converted
for Green Bay. The meeting of football's outstanding
exponents of the forward pass developed an aerial duel
that left the fans emotionally exhausted from the thrill
that piled upon thrill as Baugh picked out his targets
with unerring accuracy, or as Hutson leaped into the air
from defenders who apparently had him covered.
HARE BLOCKS OHLGREN
The game was marred by an injury to Earl (Swede)
Ohlgren, Packer end, who is playing his first year of
National league football. It happened in the third quarter
when he was blocked by Ray Hare, Washington's
blocking back. An ambulance was driven on the field
and the game was held up for five minutes. Actually, it
was an even battle until Washington turned on the
power after the teams came up to the last quarter in a
7-7 tie. The Packers, famed as one of the greatest comeback teams in football, lived up to their reputation. Isbell clicked with a pass to Hutson after several failures. Several other times they showed some of the spark that marks their drives in midseason.
ISBELL BETTERS BAUGH
Isbell had a better record than Baugh as a forward passer. The Green Bay expert completed 13 of his 27 tosses for a gain of 126 yards. Baugh hit the target seven out of 18 times for a total of 72 yards. The Redskins had a decided advantage in their running attack and in Andy Farkas they presented the best ball carrier in the game. Washington made 142 yards by rushing while holding Green Bay to a net three. The Redskins picked up 144 yards by passing to Green Bay's 128. It was the first big-time National league game for Baltimore, and 10,000 servicemen were guests.
GREEN BAY  -   0   0   7   0  -  7
WASHINGTON -   7   0   0  21  - 28
1st - WASH - Dick Todd, 11-yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Bob Masterson kick) WASHINGTON 7-0
3rd - GB - Don Hutson pass from Cecil Isbell (Hutson kick) TIED 7-7
4th - WASH - Ed Justice, 27-yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Masterson kick) WASHINGTON 14-7
4th - WASH - Justice, 12-yd pass from Baugh (Masterson kick) WASHINGTON 21-7
4th - WASH - Al Krueger, 34-yard pass from Dick Poillon (Poillon kick) WASHINGTON 28-7
1,437 SEASON TICKETS ARE PLEDGED IN PACKER DRIVE
SEPT 11 (Green Bay) - In a demonstration of community spirit that amazed even those who know it best and treasure it most highly, Green Bay's football fans
pledged themselves to buy 1,437 season tickets for the
Packers' three home games during the special one day
campaign Thursday. Even the most optimistic would
have been willing to settle for a thousand tickets in the
drive, which was sponsored by the Association of
Commerce. That, added to those sold at the Packer
ticket office here and the agencies, would answer
effectively the pessimists who predicted that Green Bay
could not support a major football team under wartime
conditions. The Packer ticket office reported today that
approximately 2,500 had been sold previously. With
1,437 sold Thursday in the drive, and with still more
additional sales anticipated, the total season ticket
turnover this year should be close to 4,000. Last year's
season ticket sales was considered fairly successful
when it amounted to only some 2,900...NEARLY 150
WORKERS: Close to 150 men participated in the drive.
All of them assembled in the Beaumont hotel dining
room at 6 o'clock as guests of the Green Bay Packers,
and cheer upon cheer followed the reports of the ten
team captains. One might have thought it was a rally of
a college fraternity. Best job of all was done by the 
team that called itself the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach
Harry Masse announced that his 15 "player" obtained
pledges for a total of 182 season tickets. Men worked
in pairs in covering the territories assigned to them, and
in this case the honors also went to the Steelers. Paul
Van Laanen and Ed Malthot turned in cards for 95
tickets...NEWCOME IS ACE: One of the neatest jobs
of all was done by Joe Sutter, who came here only
recently from Eau Claire as assistant manager at the
F.W. Woolworth company. Sutter has yet to see his
first Packer game, but he became so enthusiastic over
the drive that he signed up with Wochenske's Redskins.
Working all by himself, he sold a total of 45 season
tickets. Each member of the Pittsburgh Steelers will
receive an autographed picture of the 1942 Packer
squad for producing the best results as a team. 
Footballs autographed by the players were awarded to
the high men, and Coach Curly Lambeau announced
that there will be more footballs as the season 
progresses for the two high men on the other teams.
Although some workers sold more tickets than others,
it must be pointed out that others may have workeed
just as hard or even harder. Some territories were not as
good as others, while some men were less experienced
as salesmen. Joannes, as president of the Packers,
declared the results were far beyond his expectations.
At the breakfast meeting in the morning, he told how
Ward, the Association of Commerce secretary, had
first suggested the plan to him.
PACKERS PREPARE FOR HARDEST TILT OF YEAR
SEPT 11 (Green Bay) - Uncle Sam's greatest football
representatives - the Western Army All-Stars - are
licking their chops in Milwaukee in anticipation of 
another dish of professional football meat. The Stars,
now working out in Marquette stadium for their Sunday
meeting with the Green Bay Packers, are tough, and
that's putting it mildly. Jimmy Conzelman, the Chicago
Cardinal coach, called the Stars "the greatest team ever
assembled" even before the Army boys downed the
Cards, 17 to 10. Around Green Bay, the Packers are
preparing for the hardest struggle of the season, and
that goes for the Chicago Bear game too. Coach Curly
Lambeau predicted that the Stars would be tough "when
they reach us"....RECORDS GIVE PROOF: And the
records bear out Lambeau's prediction. Without a
warmup, the Stars were caught off balance by the
Washington Redskins in the opener, but it didn't take 
long for Major Wallace Wade to shift into second. The
Stars proceeded to humble the Cards and then dunk
the Detroit Lions, 12 to 0. Before going into the 
impressive Army roster, let's announce here that the
contest on Sunday will start at 2:10 at Marquette
stadium. There are plenty of good seats on sale at 
$1.10, $2.20 and $3.30. In addition, a good many of the
$25 "donation" seats on the 50-yard line are still
obtainable. Proceeds of the game will to the Army 
Emergency Relief fund. How about the Star backfield?
Of chief interest in Green Bay is Herman Rohrig, the
Nebraska flash, who made such an impressive debut
with the Packers last season. Bouncing Herman 
started both the Cardinal and Detroit contests at left
halfback, and likely will be in the starting lineup Sunday.
The Stars' big drawing card, of course, is Jarrin' John
Kimbrough, the big fullback from Texas A. and M., who
has drawn most of the headlines. Kimbrough lived up to
advance notices in every contest, scoring once against
Washington, twice against the Cardinals and putting the
ball in position for the touchdown and field goal against
the Lions...PACKS 210 POUNDS: Kimbrough packs 
210 pounds and is as fierce as they come. Marion 
Pugh, a teammate of Kimbrough in college ball, will be
at quarterback. Much will be heard from Bill Conatser
and end Bill Dawson, also Texas A. and M. boys, who
produced the payoff punch against Detroit. Dawson
kicked a field goal from the 12-yard line and Conatser
scored the only touchdown. Don Scott, the Ohio State
whiz, is the main right halfback. The All-Star line really
is something to sing about, and it has been getting 
better as time progressed. Wade is five-deep in every
line position, and the first team is almost on a par with
the fifth. Forest Ferguson of Duke and Dawson are the
probable starting ends. Bolstering the first string tackle
setup is Win Pederson, all-American from Minnesota
and a star with the New York Giants for two years. 
Pederson probably will pair with Ed Myers of Texas. Joe
Routt of Texas A. and M., and Emile Fritz of Vanderbilt
are the leading guards and Archie Kodros, Michigan
grad, is the center starter...PACKERS IN MOOD: A few
words about the Packers also are in order, and it might
be commented that the Bay representatives are very
much in the mood for Sunday's game. They went 
through a tough scrimmage Thursday and bounced 
back with a lighter session today. Lambeau, feeling that
his boys really "want to win this one", liked the work of
Tex Hinte at right end, a new position for Tex. The right
wing situation took a severe jolt when both Earl Ohlgren
and John Stonebraker were injured. Ohlgren is rapidly
recovering, and will be ready for the Bear game. The
Packers are anxious to get at the Stars. It will be
something new, since this will be the first time that a
Packer team has ever battled an army representative,
and a victory over Uncle Sam would be a choice morsel
for the Packers and their fans to digest. The Packers
will leave on the Milwaukee Road at 5:30 Saturday night and headquarter at the Schroeder hotel.
NEW END ARRIVES
SEPT 11 (Green Bay) - Joe Carter, former end for the Philadelphia Eagles who prepped at Southern Methodist, arrived in Green Bay at noon today and was to work out with the Packer squad this afternoon.
DEFENSE FOR HUSTON, ISBELL HAS MAJOR WADE UP IN AIR
SEPT 11 (Milwaukee) - Major Wallace Wade was up in the air today, although his Western Army All-Stars boasted a record of two victories in three engagements with NFL clubs. The major was not irked with the record at all. His aerial troubles had to do with developing a defense against the Cecil Isbell-Don Hutson combination the Green Bay Packers will throw - literally - at him Sunday afternoon in Marquette university stadium. The All-Stars drilled at Milwaukee State Teachers' college and Wade stressed pass defense almost exclusively, likely having in mind the furor created in army ranks by Sammy Baugh's heaves when the Washington Redskins trounced his charges some weeks back. He even admitted as much. "We know that Isbell and Hutson form the greatest aerial combine in the history of the game and that we'll have to show much more in our pass defense than we did against the Redskins if we hope to win Sunday," Wade remarked. Wade's statement found no opposition in these parts. Isbell and Hutson already are legends in Packerland, and there'll be lots of disappointed folks if the combination doesn't click for a couple of touchdowns Sunday. Isbell, who directs the Packer attack in addition to handling the passing, operates from a halfback post. Hutson, an end who plays halfback on defense, was judged the pro loop's most valuable player last year. Up Green Bay way, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau drilled his Packer line in defense tactics calculated to at least slow down John Kimbrough, former Texas Aggies pile-driving fullback who has borne the brunt of most of the Army offensive in their three games. Lambeau also brushed off his aerial defense after noting the 52-yard pass play from Kay Eakin to Bill Conatser which registered an Army touchdown against Detroit Wednesday night. Extra bleachers have been built at both ends of the stadium to accommodate an expected capacity crowd of about 30,000.
COLLEGE RULES WILL HANDICAP PACKERS IN ALL-STAR  BATTLE
SEPT 11 (Green Bay) - In the main, the Green Bay Packers will play college football Sunday afternoon. A special set of rules has been drawn up for the pro-Army games, which should give the army boys somewhat of an advantage. At least, Coach Curly Lambeau believes that "we'll be handicapped on some of the rules which are strictly for college ball." When the Packers and Western Army All-Stars square off at Marquette stadium in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon, the dead ball rule will permit a player, under certain conditions, to continue to advance after a knee has hit the ground...BACK UP PASSER: Although the pros have an advantage in that the goal posts will be on the goal  line, the soldier boys have a definite advantage in the forward pass rule which says that a forward pass must be thrown from a point at least five yards back of the line of scrimmage. The dead ball rule will be used as in the college code except that the carrier in the open, roughly defined as 10 yards from any defender, may continue if he falls to his knee. This is to be administered by the referee at his discretion and judgment of distance. His whistle, of course, terminates progress. Other rules: Collegiate rules for the kickoff including no tee and five receivers in the restraining zone, will be used. No yardage penalties enforced in the field of play shall place the ball nearer than one-half the distance to offending team's line. No flying block or or flying tackle permitted...USE OF HANDS: Officials must notify coach and captain when three times out have been taken,. Failure to notify voids penalty for fourth time out. Illegal use of hands as in the college rule. No hands on face after initial charge. Second forward pass by offensive team (generally the result of an attempted lateral) to be penalized as in college code. Defense cannot run with recovered fumble except when recovered before striking the ground. Player substituted can communicate at any time. Captain cannot decline substitution. Player may reenter after one play...FOURTH DOWN PASS: Fourth down incomplete forward pass into end zone returns to point where ball was put in play. When team has had three times out and substitutions are made in the last two minutes, it is not necessary to consult the captains. Hand-to-hand pass behind the line of scrimmage, if forward, is played as a fumble if dropped.
ARMY STARS TAKE MILWAUKEE, PREP FOR PACKER FRAY
SEPT 11 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Western Army All-Stars captured Milwaukee late Thursday afternoon. Under the command of Maj. Wallace Wade, the Stars made a flank movement up the west short of Lake Michigan, poured into the city over the Milwaukee road right of way and soon established headquarters from where they will prepare to attack the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon at the Marquette stadium in an Army Fund game. The Wade Gridmandos, representing some of the finest manhood in Uncle Samuel's domain, have taken two of three of their NFL objectives. The squad of 50 players, cream of the collegiate and professional crop, first went into action against Red Flaherty's Washington Redskins on the coast and lack of preparation for the pass slinging Sammy Baugh gave them an initial setback. Since then, with additional practice and experience of playing as a team unit, the Stars have met and defeated two other National league teams, the Chicago Cardinals and the Detroit Lions. They have high hopes of making it three in a row at the expense of the Packers and following up with a conquest over the New York Giants at Syracuse a week later. Although taciturn as usual, Maj, Wade issued the following communique: "The Redskins Pearl Harbored us with a surprise attack from the air. We weren't ready. We lacked team cohesion and experience. Since then we have come a long way. We're well aware of the Packers' potency in the air, we know that Cec Isbell and Don Hutson form the greatest aerial combine in the history of the game and that we'll have to show much better in our aerial defense than we did against the Redskins. If we hope to defeat Curly Lambeau's club. Since our Redskins defeat we've checked two good passing attacks and know we've improved, but whether it is enough to stop Cec and Don is something else again. However, the Packers must stop us and that no team, at yet, has been able to accomplish. We'll get some points and a fair share of them. It should be a great offensive battle." Along with the major's statement came word from Coach Red Flaherty of the Redskins who wired from Washington as follows: "The Army is a very dangerous team. It spends a great deal of its time trying to break kick receivers loose. Against us it ran every kickoff back to midfield. Kimbrough will be the toughest thing any National league team will face this season. But I think any team with a better than ordinary passing attack will run up some points on them. I look for the Milwaukee game to be the freest scoring contest of the entire service series. Kimbrough will gain many a yard and make some touchdowns against that Packer line and Hutson will keep the Army secondary plenty busy. Ken Lunday, the old New York Giant center, played better ball against us on the coast than he ever did in the league and was their outstanding lineman. Park Meyers, a 230 pound tackle from Texas, is very good and the Packers are bound to have some trouble with Forest Ferguson, a 200 pound end from Florida, and Joe Manzo, a tackle from Boston college. I thought Bill Conaster from Texas A&M was the best of the backs outside of Kimbrough. Herman Rohrig, a former Packer, looked good against us." The Stars will train daily at Milwaukee State Teachers college where Athletic Director Herman Kluege has offered them full sway in the main locker room, the training room, one practice field and the use of the field house in case of inclement weather.
PACKERS, UNCLE SAME CLASH AT MILWAUKEE
SEPT 12 (Green Bay) - Green Bay and Uncle Sam 
battle it out in Marquette stadium in Milwaukee at 2:10
Sunday afternoon, and everything points to a classic
struggle between an airminded squadron of professional
footballers and a crushing ground force of soldiers. In
other words, the Green Bay Packers take on the 
Western Army All-Stars in the first game of the 1942
season in this vicinity, and history will be made in the
process because it will be the first time that the Bays
have ever met a service squad. Besides that, it'll be the
first time that those Bay professionals played without
getting one thin dime - except the bare traveling
expenses. A gathering of 25,000 persons is expected 
to play upwards of $50,000 into the Army Emergency
Relief fund. A block of 1,000 seats on the 50-yard line is being sold for $25 each, and reports are that nearly all of them have been sold. Other choice seats still remain at $1.10, $2.20 and $3.30. The game is a natural, something of a Bear-Packer engagement without the individual player rivalry. The stars represent the best in the land, and you know the record of the Packers. Coach Curly Lambeau is the third NFL mentor to call the Stars "the greatest team ever put together", and Curly's not fooling. Those stars are five-deep in every position. They are led by Jarrin' John Kimbrough, who has made sausage of the forward walls of the Washington Redskins, Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions. No, he didn't score against the Lions, but he did set the stage for the one touchdown and field goal...U.S. PASS DEFENSE?: Against the Army's bone-crushing power attack, the Packers will pit the league's sweetest passing battery - Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson. Those two gents may prove the undoing of the Stars, although Lambeau's scout at the Detroit game reported that the Stars intercepted four and permitted only 10 out of 28 tosses. Of course, the Stars have yet to face a Hutson. Being a smart coach, Major Wallace Wade undoubtedly has warned his boys about the ability of Mr. Hutson. He also must have some sort of defense worked up. On the other side of the fence, Lambeau has given his boys special drills against "Mr. Kimbrough". Jarrin' John, however, isn't the only runner on the Star team, Lambeau claims. The Packer pilot's scout reports that Kimbrough is the best fullback in recent years. The Packers were to leave at 5:30 on the Milwaukee road this evening for Milwaukee where they'll headquarter at the Schroeder hotel. Traveling with the team for the first time was Joe Carter, Southern Methodist great who played five years of pro ball with the Philadelphia Eagles. The NFL will launch its schedule with two games Sunday. Philadelphia's Eagles will invade Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Rams tangle with the Chicago Cardinals at Buffalo in afternoon tests. Carter, a 6-foot-3 giant weighing about 200 pounds, will hold down right end. The deal gives the Packers two experienced ends, what with Hutson playing at the left side. Earl Ohlgren, Packer right end hurt at Washington last week, will watch the game from the sidelines. He'll be ready for the Bear test here, Sept. 27. Tex Hinte, rugged right end who played that position for the first time in an emergency against Washington, is expected to pair with Hutson at kickoff time Sunday. Ernie Pannell and Paul Berezney, the Fordham rookie who is looking good, will be the tackles, and Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg are the likely starting guards. At center will be Bob Flowers or Charley Brock..USE NO. 1 BACKFIELD: Lambeau is expected to tee off with his No. 1 backfield - Larry (Superman) Craig at quarterback; Cecil Isbell at left half; Andy Uram at right half; and Lou Brock at fullback. In the starting All-Star backfield probably will be a former Packer, Herman Rohrig, at left half. Marion Pugh of Texas A. and M., will be at quarterback; Don Scott of Ohio State at right half; and Kimbrough at fullback. With some 40 linemen to pick from, Major Wade can start any one of five different walls, so why take a guess here.
ANN SHERIDAN WRITES 'NO' TO TINY CROFT, BIG PACKER MAN
SEPT 12 (Green Bay) - Milburn (Tiny) Croft, the Packers' 285-pound tackle, almost had a date with Ann Sheridan, the movie queen. As a freshman at Ripon college, Croft invited Miss Sheridan to the annual college prom but got a polite "no thank you" for an answer. Miss Sheridan also sent along an autographed picture. Croft qualifies as the largest man ever to don a uniform in the NFL. George Musso, Bears tackle, hit 270 this season while Wee Willie Wilkin of the Washington Redskins goes about 265. Croft hits about 310 during the offseason...HUTSON TO ISBELL: The Washington-Packer game may have been played a week ago, but it still is news that it rained during the game. Sportscaster Russ Winnie, of course, could make no mention of it during the game and precipitation was not mentioned in the news accounts of the contest. Headline writers might note that Don Hutson passes and Cece Isbell catches in Packer warmup practice. It would sound funny, Hutson to Isbell...BLOOD IN AIR: Private Johnny Blood, listed in the United States Army as John V. McNally, is still in training at the Army air force basic training center, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., a unit of the air force technical training command. Blood, a former Packers all-timer, was a member of the 1931 all-American professional eleven which boasted such names as Red Grange, Dutch Clark and Ernie Nevers. Another Packer great in the service is Clarke Hinkle, with the coast guard.
HINKLE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL
SEPT 12 (New York) - Clarke Hinkle won't be sending those booming punts downfield any more, or splitting the goal post with accurately aimed placements - at least not in competition. The Bucknell and Green Bay Packers football veteran, recently commissioned as a lieutenant (JG) in the coast guard, announced upon his arrival here that he would confine his gridiron activities henceforth to coaching and officiating. Lieut. Hinkle has been assigned to tutor the backs on the coast guard academy eleven, and he will umpire a semi-pro game here tomorrow.
'ISBELL TO HUTSON' HAS STARS WORRIED
SEPT 12 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - A thorough limbering up, pass offense and defense drill and play rehearsal constituted the workout of the Western Army Stars Thursday afternoon at State Teachers college where the Stars are prepping for their Army Fund game against the Green Bay Packers at Marquette stadium Sunday afternoon. Maj. Wallace Wade, head coach, was general overseer with Cliff Battles, former Washington Redskin ace and later backfield coach at Columbia, doing most of the coaching with the offensive backs and Wade pulling the aerial defensive wires. It was evident that the Stars fear the Isbell to Hutson combination as considerable time was spent drilling against Packer plays which have Hutson as the spearhead. The Stars had considerable difficulty with Sammy Baugh's passes in their opening game and again Thursday were spotty in that phase of defensive work. Several times receivers got behind their man and with Isbell pitching to Hutson such lapses are fatal. Wade's team, too, has a passing game that is on
NEWS AND NOTES
DANDY DEBUT
SEPT 8 (Baltimore) - Professional football ushered in the city's 1942 gridiron campaign last night at the Stadium and some 50,000 fans went away satisfied that the "play-for-pay" fellows really put on a show. Washington's Redskins, unleashing running and aerial power in the final quarter, walloped the Green Bay Packers, 28-7, and if their work last night is any criterion than Baugh, Farkas & Company promise to be a team to conjure with in the NFL this season...FAN INTEREST HIGH: Of importance locally, however, was the vast interest shown by the fans in pro play. It forecasts a banner season at the gate for future contests to be played in the big municipal horseshoe. On the basis of last night's turnout, the Eastern All-Army-Brooklyn Dodgers (another member of the pro loop) game here on the night of September 16 for the Army Emergency Relief Fund figures to draw equally well. And these two games should prove beneficial to the collegians early in October...READY FOR PRO CLUB: Baltimore is ready to welcome a pro club, and in time something may be done along this line, because Redskins and Packer officials took away pleasant memories of the response given their efforts by this city. As expected, the pros used the air lanes to provide touchdowns, but the Redskins, with a sound, hard-hitting game, have a most valuable adjunct to the overhead maneuvers launched by the stellar Sammy Baugh...PRO PASSERS' PEER: This former Texas Christian star is the peer of pro passers. He hurled the ball to Dick Todd, who ran 13 yards for one score, and then twice passed to Ed Justice for touchdowns. Washington's fourth tally came on a toss from Dick Poillon to Al Krueger. All were well-conceived air maneuvers and took the play right away from Green Bay's highly touted combination of Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson. Only once last night did this latter due hit for pay dirt...CAPITALIZED ON BREAK: That was in the third quarter when a blocked quick kick gave the Packers a chance to capitalize on a break. It took two Isbell-to-Hutson passes to make the distance. On numerous other occasions the Packers tried to click with Hutson on the receiving end, but Isbell overshot his mark. Washington was the much better eleven both in rushing and passing. Andy Farkas, 190-pound back, has excellent running ability and his 40-yard dash to the 12-yard line set up the Redskins' third touchdown. Bob Seymour, hard-driving back, is another leather lugger upon whom the Flaherty-coached team can count heavily. Dick Todd and Wilbur Moore also function well behind a powerful line. All in all, Washington has a well-balanced attack which should cause league rivals plenty of trouble this fall.
A.C. HEAD ENDORSES PACKER TICKET DRIVE
SEPT 8 (Green Bay) - From W.J. Servotte, president of the Green Bay Association of Commerce, comes this message regarding Thursday's city-wide campaign for the sale of season tickets to the Packers' three home games: "There never was a football team that deserved community support than our Green Bay Packers. That's the way the Association of Commerce board of directors felt about it, and that's why we feel proud to have a part in aiding this year's season ticket sale. Unquestionably, the Packers have been of inestimable value to our city as a publicity medium. Football teams often lose games because there is a weak place in the line or a shortage of plunging backs. This campaign can lose, too - if every fellow taking part in the drive isn't in place on Thursday morning ready to grab that ball and go, or if the rest of our people don't lend support by purchasing those tickets." A sales force of 146 Packers fans has been organized to conduct the campaign. Before Thursday evening every business and industrial block will have been canvassed. It is the first time in the history of the Packers, now entering their 24th season, that the fans themselves have formed such an organization...SAVE UP TO $2.20: Prices for the three home games range from $3.30 to $8.25, and the saving above the cost of tickets brought one at a time is as high as $2.20. Solicitors in the campaign will not collect cash. They will obtain a pledge from the purchaser, and within a few days a representative of the Packer ticket office will call for the money.
OHLGREN, INJURED PACKER END, TO RETURN HOME
SEPT 8 (Baltimore) - Earl Ohlgren, Green Bay Packer end injured last night when the Packers lost 28-7 to the Washington Redskins, left a Baltimore hospital tonight for home. Physicians said Ohlgren was suffering only from shock, after it first had appeared he might have suffered a serious neck injury. Ohlgren was hurt in the fourth period as the Redskins rolled up three touchdowns to break a 7-7 deadlock in a non-league tilt played before an estimated crowd of 55,000 at Baltimore stadium.
MAYOR BEIMERET ENDORSES PACKER DRIVE THURSDAY
SEPT 9 (Green Bay) - "Absolutely!" Thus asserted Mayor Alex Biemeret in answer to the query whether he could be counted upon for his personal and official support for the Packers' season ticket campaign Thursday. "I consider myself one of the original Packer boosters," declared the mayor. "The Packers have given me many an exciting and enjoyable afternoon of football, and they have brought the city of Green Bay what a million dollars spent in advertising and publicity could not buy." Mayor Biemeret always has made it a point to laud the Packers when welcoming convention gatherings to Green Bay, and he has been just as much a Packer booster whenever he found himself out of the city. "The Packers have brought thousands of fans from all sections of the state, from upper Michigan and from more distant places to Green Bay each year," the mayor added. "The city has profited directly from each game, and indirectly the benefits have been even greater."...FACED WITH CRISIS: "This year we are faced with a crisis due to restrictions on travel. The crowds coming from other communities won't be as great as usual, and it is up to us in Green Bay to support the Packers better than we have ever done before. It is my sincere hope that this campaign Thursday will be a huge success. Instead of going to one or two games this year, let's buy a season ticket and go to all three. You are going to get your money's worth in excitement and entertainment, and you'll be helping to keep the Packers on their feet at the same time." Thursday's drive, which is being sponsored by the Green Bay Association of Commerce, will begin with a kickoff breakfast at 8 o'clock in the Beaumont hotel. Final instructions will be issued to the 146 fans who have volunteered to take part in the campaign...TEN TEAMS FORMED: Ten teams, each taking one of the names of the NFL clubs, have been formed of the 146 workers. The men will work in pairs, each assigned to a specific territory. After 3 o'clock in the afternoon, however, all territorial restrictions will be removed, and workers may sign up fans where they find them.
PACKERS SIGN CROFT, EYE ARMY STAR GAME
SEPT 9 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau pulled into Green Bay Tuesday night with: (1) A heavy heart due to the lack of fight and spirit in the Washington exhibition; (2) one eye on the Western Army All-Stars who the Packers play in Milwaukee next Sunday; (3) the other eye on the season ticket drive, and last, but by no means least, a Mr. Tiny Croft, former Ripon college tackle. Lambeau explained the Redskins had an oversupply of tackles and agreed to the sale of one of them to the Packers. Croft, whose first name is Milburn, is a big fellow to say the least. He weighs 285 pounds and stands six feet, three inches tall. Croft, the biggest man in the league, will work at left tackle, and Lambeau announced that he'll move freshman Fred Vant Hull, one of the fastest linemen on the team, to guard. Vant Hull, a former Minnesota boy, is expected to bolster the middle of the line and add speed to the backfield on pullout plays...HINTE TO RIGHT END: Tex Hinte, former University of Pittsburgh wing, will be moved to right end in an effort to bolster that side of the line which until somewhere during the last quarter of the Washington game was almost "manless". Hinte, who came here as a left end, played the right side for the first time in his life when Earl Ohlgren and John Stonebraker were injured in the Redskin battle Monday. Stonebraker hurt his side and Ohlgren suffered an injury which has been diagnosed as only a slight spinal concussion. It might be pointed out at this time that Washington's three touchdowns were scored when Green Bay was without an experienced right end, although Hinte worked well in his strange position. A wire from George Strickler, public relations director of the NFL who remained in Baltimore with Ohlgren, revealed that it was feared at first that Ohlgren had suffered a broken neck when blocked by Ray Hare while going down the field under a punt. He was released from Union Memorial hospital Tuesday and will return here Thursday. Lambeau expects to have Ohlgren ready for the Chicago Bear classic here Sept. 27..."HOT DEAL" FOR WING: Another development in the Packer picture today was a "hot deal for a well-known end in the National league," Lambeau said, but declined to mention any names. The end problem, serious before the season started, is downright "bad" again since the temporary loss of Stonebraker and Ohlgren. In commenting on the Washington game, Lambeau expressed the opinion that "we failed to show the spirit and fight that we put on against the Dodgers the previous week. Conditions for training were poor. Transportation facilities were practically nil and an American Legion convention at our hotel didn't help the boys either." Lambeau was quick to state that "those are not alibis." The Packer coaching staff has an "understanding" with the players at a squad meeting at the Northland hotel at 11 o'clock this morning. A light workout was to be held at 2:30 this afternoon. Intensive workouts for the Army All-Star game will start at 9:30 Thursday morning.
FOUR FORMER GOPHERS PLAYING ON PACKER SQUAD THIS YEAR
SEPT 9 (Green Bay) - The '42 Packers have only four former University of Minnesota men compared to seven a year ago. The group this season includes newcomers Earl Ohlgren and Fred Vant Hill and veterans Andy Uram and Bill Kuusisto. The '41 crop included Larry Buhler, Bill Johnson, Charley Schultz, George Svendsen, Hal Van Every, Kuusisto and Uram. Frosty Ferzacca, West High cage coach, played football with Joel Mason, new Packer end, in Stambaugh, Mich., several years back. And why not re-nickname Tony Canadeo the "Grey Ghost of Green Bay" instead of the "Grey Ghost of Gonzaga"? Canadeo's locks seem to be getting greyer by the hour.
NOT 'GREAT', WADE ASSERTS
SEPT 9 (Detroit) - Major Wallace Wade, never overly optimistic, says his Western Army All-Stars are definitely not a great team, but most observers believe they are good enough to whip the Detroit Lions tonight and seize the edge in the charity series with NFL clubs. Next Sunday the soldiers meet the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee. Wade said he would stick pretty much to the lineup tonight that started Sunday's lineup at Denver over the Chicago Cardinals, which matched an earlier defeat to the Washington Redskins at Los Angeles, and then added: "This isn't a great team, you know, and never will be. Why? It seems to me that football is secondary to these boys, just as it should be." With Big John Kimbrough in a key assignment, the solders will attempt to run over the Detroiters, who will depend largely on an aerial attack. Both clubs seemingly have that payoff punch, and that also has paid off at the box office. A sellout of 24,000 seats at University of Detroit stadium is assured under favorable weather conditions. Net proceeds are earmarked for Army Emergency relief. The Lions will start two new recruits, end Larry Knorr of Dayton and fullback John Polanski of Wake Forest.
ARMY'S VICTORY OVER DETROIT IS SHOT IN ARM FOR PACKERS
SEPT 10 (Green Bay) - News about the Western Army All-Stars' 12-0 shutout victory over the Detroit Lions Wednesday night served as a definite shot in the arm for the Green Bay Packers today as they went through a stiff scrimmage session. Looking forward to Major Wallace Wade's collection of All-American artists since the start of practice here, the Packers consider a victory over the Stars almost as valuable as one over those terrible Chicago Bears, since the Army club represents the best in the land. As far as Packer history is concerned, the game is a pip. The Green Bays never have met a service team in their 24-yard span in the professional game, and, barring unfortunate incidents in World War II, it probably will be their last chance to battle the army...LAMBEAU REALLY ENTHUSED: Coach Curly Lambeau, more enthusiastic than ever after attending the season ticket campaign breakfast this morning, found the same spirit among his charges as he launched practice today. He put his boys in the mood for the scrimmage with a brief but strenuous workout Wednesday afternoon, the first here since Aug. 26. The Wednesday session followed an "understanding" meeting that morning in which Lambeau reviewed the lack of fight in the Washington game. He explained that the boys failed to show the same spirit that was prevalent in the Brooklyn affair. A highlight of the Wednesday drill was a foot race around the practice field - three times around, by the way. Bob Kahler, easily one of the fastest men on the team, set the pace from the start and held it all the way. In excellent condition, Kahler steamed home in front of Andy Uram and Don Hutson. Last minute sprints brought special mention to Joel Mason, end, and tackle Paul Berezney. Lou Brock and Larry Craig stayed on the field to run a race of their own...STARS REACH PEAK: Lambeau is expecting all sorts of trouble from the Stars, and the Wednesday night victory over Detroit didn't change his opinion one bit. In fact, Lambeau stated before the Washington-Army game that "those Stars will reach their peak just about the time they meet us." Since losing to Washington, the Army Stars downed the Chicago Cardinals, 16 to 10, and Detroit, 12 to 9, all of which should putt them in the same class as any team in the NFL. The Stars, had they received the benefit of a "breather", might have beaten Washington. Jarrin' John Kimbrough, the big fullback from Texas A. and M., should be in top shape for the Packers, since he was used sparingly against Detroit. Kimbrough, who scored once against Washington and twice against the Cardinals, was stopped by Detroit, but two teammates, Bill Conatser and Bill Dawson, produced the necessary victory punch...ARMY ARRIVES TODAY: The Stars were due in Milwaukee late today, and will hold workouts at the Milwaukee State Teachers college field Friday and Saturday. The War Fund game committee, headed by Tom Brickley, will meet Major Wade and team and escort them to the hotel. A total of 1,000 "best" seats are being sold for the game at $25 apiece. They are located on the 50-yard line. Other prices are $1.10, $2.20 and $3.30
PEEK BEHIND SCENES REVEAL THROUGH JOB BY MAJOR WADE
SEPT 10 (Green Bay) - To those who know Major Wallace Wade it won't be startling news to learn that he is doing a very smart and efficient job of coaching the Western Army All-Star football team for that gridiron gigantic against the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee next Sunday afternoon. But for the benefit of fans who are not acquainted with the thorough manner in which the former Duke mentor does things it may be interesting to peek behind the scenes a bit. First off give Wade full credit for handpicking a truly great squad. You've seen most of the names. There are no "has beens" on this club just to build up the gate by way of name players who have passed their peak...KERCHEVAL ONLY OLDY: The only old-timer is Captain Ralph Kercheval, 30 years of age, who graduated from Kentucky in 1933. Kercheval, who probably will not play, however, because of a rib injury, saw seven years of action with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Virtually all the others have been in the pigskin limelight as late as last season and those who weren't in shape when they reached Camp Cooke in Denver in the west were shipped back to their army camps in a hurry. That Wade didn't intend to sacrifice physical condition for ballyhoo was revealed at the start when All-American Izzy Weinstock was sent on his way because it was apparent he couldn't get ready for the first contest. Wade admitted he never saw a professional football game before he took over the Stars, and as a result obtained the services of Cliff Battles, once the best back on the Washington Redskin roster, who led the league in ground gaining in 1937, his last year...GUARANTEE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT: Having taken care of his case and fortified himself with Battles' knowledge of the pro league, Wade then guaranteed a competitive spirit among his players by working a flock of Texas A. and M. athletes as a separate unit. There are nine former Aggie stars on the team, with John Kimbrough as the leader. Although there are rumblings of too many Texas players on the first string, Wade claims there is no first string. You can imagine the fire and dash the non-Texas lads will display when they go into action. Against Washington, Wade started nine Texas boys, but a week later against the Chicago Cardinals his lineup included only four Lone Star State boys...MAINLY EASTERN PLAYERS: Suppose one combination includes many eastern players. Suppose the Texas group starts against the Packers and doesn't do so well. Can't you hear the quarterback for the next team yelling to his men: "Come on, gang, let's show those guys how the army does things." Yes, Wade is steaming up plenty of rivalry among his own players and provided they don't kill each other off before game time there'll be plenty of fireworks when the whistle blows Sunday.
EARPE TO COACH AT ST. NORBERT
SEPT 10 (Green Bay) - F.L. (Jug) Earpe, still renowned as a Green Bay Packer star although he has not worn a uniform for more than a decade, has been signed as line coach at St. Norbert college, Athletic Director T.G. Fox announced today. Earpe is replacing Mike Michalske, another former Packer who last week accepted a similar position at Iowa State college. A center on the Packer squad for ten seasons, Earpe played on the championship teams of 1929, 1930 and 1931, and bowed out in 1932. He was a member of the Monmouth varsity for three years, and played one year with the Rock Island Independents before coming to Green Bay. His usual playing weights was close to 240 pounds. Earpe remained in Green Bay after quitting the game, and at present is sales manager in the used car department of Brown County Motors. An arrangement was made that will give him enough time off from his regular work to assist Coach Mickey McCormick with the St. Norbert eleven.
the upswing. The passing was pretty well distributed, among several backs, but none of them display the art and skill of an Isbell or Baugh although the receivers were topnotch. Forest Ferguson, husky wingman from Florida, not only exhibited considerable as a catcher, but also was on the sending end of some gigantic heaves, three-quarters the length of the field. In the punting department the Stars disclosed they boast several booters who are better than average, while John Kimbrough, center of most interest, cut loose now and then with some of his twisting lengthy strides that have carried him to fame. Big John can move, make no mistake about that. The club is in good condition considering the fact the Stars played two games in four days, but a few bumps and bruises failed to stop all but a couple of players. Tickets for the game have been moving briskly the past two days and the game committee's hope of making it the biggest money making fray of the Stars' series may be fulfilled. If it is, Milwaukee will again be at the head of the Army Fund list, as this city returned the most profit for the Army show at State Fair park a few weeks back.