his decision to quit the Packers.
LAMBEAU PICKS STARTING TEAM
SEPTEMBER 2 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau has picked the tentative starting lineup of the Green Bay Packers. At least, this will probably be the way the team lines up when its starts an exhibition game against the Washington Redskins, pro league champs, in Baltimore next Sunday afternoon: Ends, Harry Jacunski, Don Hutson; tackles, Chet Adams, Baby Ray; guards, Sherwood Fries, Bill Kuusisto; center, Bob Flowers; quarterback, Larry Craig; right halfback, Andy Uram; left halfback, Tony Canadeo; fullback, Ted Fritsch. A likely change may be that the veteran, Charley Brock may be at center. The Packer squad entrained for the east at Green Bay today. After the Washington game the team will remain in the east to meet the Philadelphia-Pitt eleven in Pittsburgh September 12. Lambeau put the team through stiff workouts yesterday in preparation for the first game of the season. The coach received a jolt yesterday when Dick Wildung, All-American tackle at Minnesota, wired the coach that he had received orders to report to the U.S. Navy. Wildung, a tackle, was expected to bring greater strength to the Packer line, as well as enable the coach to switch one of his tackles to a guard position. On the brighter side, however, there was the possibility that Buckets Goldenberg may sign his contract. Buckets, who would be starting his 11th season here, had several conferences with Lambeau Tuesday and the Packer pilot believes the 230-point guard is on the fence. Expected to join the club in the east is Lou Brock, right halfback.
PACKERS PUSH RUNNING GAME
SEPTEMBER 4 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers continued to lay stress on their running game as they went through their final drill today before meeting the Washington Redskins here in an exhibition football game here tomorrow. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers said he planned to start a team composed mostly of new men to see what they could do. He indicated he would use Don Hutson, his brilliant and veteran end, only on offense to save him for more crucial games. Charley Brock, veteran center, who reported this week, probably will be used a great deal when the Packers are on defense, the coach said. Brock is one of the best pass defense men on the squad. Word from Washington is that Sammy Baugh, the Redskins' passing ace, has recovered from a back injury and will see plenty of action Sunday.
LAMBEAU SAYS PACKERS TO BE IN RACE AGAIN
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - The inclination to feel a little sorry for the Packers this war torn football season, with Cecil Isbell and Pete Tinsley and Bill Lee and Ernie Pannell and Ray
Riddick all gone, just to mention a few - the inclination to feel a little
sorry for the Packers might be strong. But forget it. The Packers need
none of this. The Packers will do all right again. It's just not a wish
that the men from the north will be their high flying old selves again,
or just a guess, or a confidence. It's Coach Curly Lambeau's own
prediction to the whole National league - and without a hedge.
Lambeau, more than anybody else, perhaps, refuses to minimize the
loss the Packers have had. Isbell? Pannell? Lee? Sample? Tinsley?
Vant Hull? Ingalls? What coach wouldn't like to have them. Lambeau
does not kid himself about what he has lost. But he also knows what
he has left and what he had added - and he is high on it. "We're not
going to be the passing team we were," he summed up. "We just
can't be, without Isbell. And when you speak of him, don't forget his
quarterbacking, too. But we're still going to have a pretty good football
team - wait and see. We're going to have a better running attack than
we've had in several years, better defensive strength, better kicking all
around, and more team speed - a lot more speed." The improvement
is running stems partly from the addition of some promising new backs, men like Irv Comp, Tony Falkenstein, Don Perkins and Bill McWilliams, partly from reshuffling of old backfield material which the presence of the new backs has permitted, and partly from improvement in some of the veterans. A year ago, for instance, Lou Brock had to give up his familiar role at right halfback to take over at full. Hinkle, Jankowski and Paskvan all were gone and only the untried rookies, Ted Fritsch and Chuck Sample, remained. Brock did a good enough job, but he was still a right halfback, and at right halfback he belonged. Lambeau knew it. This fall, with Fritsch looking better than ever at fullback after a year's experience and with men like Falkenstein and Perkins to back Fritsch up. Brock has returned to his old role at half - and with glee. He is off to one of his best starts. Fritsch has been one of the really pleasant surprises with his improvement at fullback, and Falkenstein and Perkins have more than satisfied the whole camp in their roles as alternates. The biggest lift of all in running, however, has been provided by the left halfbacks - the veteran Tony Canadeo and the newcomer Comp. Canadeo only recently honorable discharged from the Navy, showed up here rarin' to go and on the few occasions Lambeau has untied him, he has gone. Unless the injury jinx still dogs him, he unquestionably should have his biggest year. Comp, long legged, rangy and powerful, has lived up to every advance notice with the ball tucked under his arm. He does not pass like Isbell, although he has fine promise, nor does he improve on Isbell's kicking, although he kicks well. But he does run with the ball - and how he runs. Lambeau's enthusiasm over the team's running potentialities is matched only by his enthusiasm over the line. And again, the presence of new men partly explains it. If the league has any better tackles than the 240 pound Adams, for instance, obtained in the distribution of Cleveland material after the Rams folded for the duration, Lambeau would like to see him -
unless it be some of the Packers' other tackles, 250
pound Baby Ray and 220 pound Paul Berezney. Adams,
with a chance to play on a winning ball club, has been
little less than terrific in everything he does. Around these
tackles, with 285 pound Tiny Croft and 200 pound Paul
Newell of Nebraska State thrown in for good measure,
Lambeau believes he can fashion one of the team's
strongest defensive lines in years. There is good veteran
material at all other spots except the guards, and even
there, with Goldenberg now in the fold, the situation will
not be pressing. At ends, the veterans Larry Craig, Don
Hutson, Joel Mason, Harry Jacunski and Dick Evans
remain, with Bob Kircher of Georgetown and John Wilson
of the Milwaukee Falks around just in case. At center the
veterans Charley Brock and Bob Flowers have come back,
supported by 248 pound Forrest McPherson of Nebraska,
who played with the Los Angeles Bulldogs the last few
years, and at guards the veteran Bill Kuusisto and
Goldenberg have returned, helped by four promising new
men, Pete Gudauskas of Murray State, Glen Sorenson of
Utah State, chosen on the little all-American last year;
Sherwood Fries of Colorado State and Walter Guddie.
Almost any defensive combination will average more than
230 pounds from end to end. Adams, besides bolstering
the tackles, also provides the additional threat of a very
good placekicking toe. In fact, the whole kicking department has been strengthened. Fritsch and Canadeo both have looked better than ever, Comp is no slouch as a punter, and Sorenson specialized in field goals in college. Without Isbell, the passing attack naturally has come in for less attention. But you'll still be able to recognize the Packers as the Packers. It all adds up in September to a pretty good season. Lambeau above all will be disappointed if it doesn't turn out to be one. The Packers will open their league season against the Bears at Green Bay September 26.
GOLDENBERG SIGNS WITH PACKERS
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Green Bay's oldest player from the point of service, will return to the Packers, L.H. Joannes, club president, announced Saturday. Joannes said he received word from Coach Lambeau, who is in Baltimore, where the Packers play Washington Sunday that Goldenberg had accepted terms and would join the squad in a few days. It will be the eleventh season for Goldenberg. He joined the squad as a fullback after leaving the University of Wisconsin and played fullback the first few years. Then he was shifted to guard and has been at the spot since.