1943 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
BALTIMORE'S FANS GREET PACKERS ON ARRIVAL FOR SUNDAY GRID TILT
SEPT 3 (Baltimore) - The Green Bay Packers arrived here early today with all eyes cocked 30 miles away where the Washington Redskins are in training and President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill are hashing over war moves. Well rested after a night in an ultra-modern Pullman, the Packers dripped their belongings at the Lord Baltimore hotel and took to the
Municipal stadium for a long practice session. Coach 
Curly Lambeau will give his players their first written 
quiz of the season tonight. Returning here as old and
popular friends, the Packers were greeted by a large
number of servicemen from Wisconsin and scribes from
newspapers. Badger members of Uncle Sam's forces
will be guests of the Packers at the Washington-Green
Bay preseason tussle here at 2 o'clock Sunday. One
soldier, Pfc. Thomas Lampiri of Milwaukee, asked the
coach if he could sit on the Packer bench. Lampiri, who
said he never missed a Packer game in Milwaukee or
Chicago, was refused on the grounds that "we'd have to
have a bench 300 feet long." However, Lambeau has
completed arrangements with Baltimore management
to seat the Badgers in a special section...PRO BALL
HOTBED: Baltimore, a hotbed for professional football
whose sports leaders have already requested for a NFL
franchise in 1944, is expected to send over 35,000 fans
through the gate Sunday. A large number from the
nation's capital also are expected, including many of 
the British officers in Washington. After a conference
with Charley Brock, veteran center, Lambeau said that
he will play two defensive centers if Washington goes
pass crazy. Making use of free substitution, Lambeau
will take out a guard and send Brock into the game to
work with Forrest McPherson or Bob Flowers. Lambeau
expects the move will tighten the Bays' pass defense
considerably. Latest news from the Washington camp is
that Sammy Baugh has recovered from a back injury 
and will see plenty of action Sunday, pointing to an
aerial battle. A couple of Bobs, ends McChesney and
Masterson, willl catch most of Baugh's passes...BIG
GUNS ARRIVE: Big guns in the Bay attack, including
Don Hutson, Tony Canadeo and Baby Ray, arrived 12
hours earlier for football-business reasons. Hutson, the
greatest single drawing card in the pro game, was
swamped for interviews from eastern scribes. Lambeau
is undecided on the amount of Hutson time to squander
Sunday, but one thing is sure - Hutson will play only on
offense. Lambeau's first duty Sunday will be to give 
every rookie a chance to show his stuff. Victory Sunday
would mean much, and Lambeau and the players made
no bones about their objective on the way out of town
Thursday afternoon. A win over Washington would mean
that the Packers could enter the classic struggle with
the Chicago Bears in Green Bay Sept. 26 with a fair
amount of confidence...NEARLY SAME LINEUP: In a
pre-practice talk, Lambeau told his charges that the
Redskins have practically the same lineup that clipped
the Bears for the league championship last fall. The
general player feeling is sky-high so far as "sixth title"
thoughts go. The Packers will leave Baltimore for 
Pittsburgh Monday afternoon. The Phil-Pitt game will be
played Saturday night, Sept. 11, instead of Sept. 12 as
originally scheduled. A parade and show marking the
opening of Pittsburgh's war bond drive forced the change
in date.
PACKERS' ARRIVAL EXCITES FANDOM
SEPT 3 (Baltimore) - With the Green Bay Packers in
town, head coach Curly Lambeau and his squad having
checked in early today, interest has heightened in 
Sunday's football game at the Stadium against the
Washington Redskins, champions of the NFL. The
Western squad, looking fit and ready, will utilize the big
amphitheater for workouts today and tomorrow and put
on final polish for the exhibition skirmish, which figures
to draw a sizable crowd, including members of the 
armed forces in this area..REDSKINS DUE SATURDAY:
While Green Bay practices here, the Redskins will
conclude their work at the University of Maryland and
come to town Sunday morning. Lambeau's gridders are
not really strangers to local fans. The Packers were 
here last Labor Day and met the Redskins on that
occasion, Washington winning, 28-7, via a final quarter
surge. In that battle, the Redskins took a seven point
lead in the opening period, held it throughout the half.
Green Bay tied it up late in the third quarter, when Don
Hutson scored and added the extra point, then the
bottom dropped out of things for the Packers and the
'Skins ran up three last quarter touchdowns...TEAM
ALMOST INTACT: It is worth noting that only three
members of the starting Green Bay lineup of last fall are
missing from the present team. Chief loss has been 
Cecil Isbell, Hutson's pass-throwing teammate. Together
they compiled a brilliant record in football aerial warfare.
Remaining are Buford (Baby) Ray and Paul Berezney,
tackles; Buckets Goldenberg, guard; Charlie Brock,
center; Larry Craig, Andy Uram, Lou Brock, all backs;
and Hutson, end. One of these newcomers who'll draw
attention is Irv Comp, of St. Benedict's college, the
youngster being groomed to fill Isbell's shoes and serve
as the Packers' main passing threat. If he fails, then 
Tony Canadeo will take over...TWO REDSKINS GONE:
In looking  back to the '42 game, it is found that two 
men who figured in Redskin scoring are gone. One is
Ed Justice, the other Al Krueger. Bob Masterson is still
on hand, however. This 'Skins wingman scored once
and placekicked three extra points. The advance guard
of Green Bay players (Hutson, Craig, Canadeo and 
Ray), who arrived yesterday, all expect Washington to
be a greatly improved club over the one which feel
before the All-Stars..BAUGH FINDS STRIDE: That night 
the Redskins did everything wrong and Stars were
smart enough to capitalize on their 'Skins' mistakes.
Sammy Baugh, too, was hardly the sharpshooter of old,
but he has since taken off his back ailment and is
pitching the pigskin in smart fashion, a factor figured to
put a lot of teeth in the Washington attack.
PACKERS HAVE PLAYED .739 BALL
SEPT 3 (Baltimore) - It seems interesting to note, as
the Green Bay Packers ready themselves here for a 
fling with the Washington Redskins Sunday at the Stadium, that the Western football team has had its share of glory during its long tenure in professional competition. One of the oldest pro teams in the business, the Packers first took to the gridiron back in 1919, and over a 24-yard span have compiled the creditable record of 207 victories, 73 defeats and 21 ties for a .739 percentage. In late years we've heard more about the power of the Chicago Bears, considerable about the Redskins, present pro champs, but, like Old Man River, the Packers go rolling along and year and year do a fine job of playing good football. Five times since the NFL began operation in 1921 the Green Bay team won the national championship. Its last title came in 1939, when it beat out the Bears for western honors, and then whipped New York, 27-0, for the crown. Naturally, the most famous of the current Packer stars is Don Hutson, brilliant pass catching end, but back in the 1921-27 period a fellow named Curly Lambeau, now coach of the club, did a pretty fair job of scoring points for Green Bay, and in the team's all-time scoring table he ranks fifth, with 109 points. But Hutson is by far the greatest scorer of them all. From 1935 through last season Don scored 524 points, overshadowing Green Bay's No. 2 tallier, Clarke Hinkle, at 390. Hutson has made 74 touchdowns and a like number of points after touchdown. His other six points came via field goals.
PACKERS SQUAD ARRIVES TODAY
SEPT 3 (Baltimore) - The full complement of Green Bay Packers will arrive today for finishing practice sessions prior to their preseason professional football game with the Washington Redskins on Sunday in the Stadium. Four of the gridmen came here yesterday, but the main body under Coach Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau started a day later from their hometown in Wisconsin. They will be welcomed by Mayor McFeldin at an informal luncheon at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, at which George P. Marshall, owner of the Redskins, also will be present. Mayor McKeldin, upon Marshall's application, made it possible to have the Stadium used for football on Sunday afternoons...PRACTICE TODAY: Green Bay will hold a practice session at the Stadium in the afternoon. Last year, in a similar game played on Labor Day night, the Redskins won, 28 to 7, and the Wisconsin team, with most of its players remembering that thumping, will be anxious, for the sake of prestige in the league if nothing else, to even the count. The four players, who arrived early, spent most of the day circulating in sports circles, chatting about the gridiron prospects. Of principal interest, so far as the Packers are concerned, is the likelihood of discovering a passing partner for Don Hutson, since Cecil Isbell has not yet signed a contract...HUTSON LAUDS CANADEO: Hutson himself, one of the early arrivals, praised Tony Canadeo, also in the group, as the man of the hour. He said that after two years of understudying Isbell, Canadeo was ready to step up as the No. 1 boy. Canadeo grinned: "All you have to do is throw it within five yards of him, and that guy'll grab it." The advance sale has increased daily, and Dick O'Connell, Redskin agent, was kept busy yesterday supplying the various agencies with extra tickets as demanded. Even Washington called for an extra allotment yesterday.
GOLDENBERG WILL RETURN TO PACKERS, BUT WON'T BE ON HAND FOR SUNDAY TILT WITH WASHINGTON AT BALTIMORE
SEPT 4 (Baltimore) - Coach Curly Lambeau pulled a trump card out of his sleeve today as he primed his Green Bay Packers for their first struggle of this wartime season against the Washington Redskins, defending National league champions, at Municipal stadium at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon (Green Bay time). The card was no joker; it was an ace in the form
of a Packer contract bearing the signature of Charles
(Buckets) Goldenberg, who hereby starts his 11th year
with the Green Bay eleven. Lambeau isn't wasting any
time telling his players and grid enemies, including 
owner George Marshall of the Redskins, about his new
addition to the guard position. Goldenberg will report to
Green Bay Sept. 14 and will be in shape for the Chicago
Bear fuss there Sept. 26. The stage is set for Sunday's
encounter. The Redskins will be backed by a 75-piece
Indian band, drum majors and even several comedians
during the contest, not to mention an estimated crowd
of 55,000. Chief drumbeater for the Packers is Mayor
Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin, who announced his
intentions at a Marshall-sponsored press banquet on
Friday noon...WEATHER IS DRY: Only the weather
stands in the way of a successful afternoon at the gate,
which already has an advance sale of $25,000. When
the Packers arrived early Friday morning they carted
along the first rain here in 48 days. Cloudy skies are
predicted again for today but the Sunday weather is a
military secret. Baltimore citizens appear worried about
the lack of rain. One gent pointed out that grass is so
tough that even chickens can't digest it. "The grass will
not pass their craw," he said. So much for the rain and
chickens, and more on the Packers. Lambeau chased
his gridders over a slippery stadium field for nearly three
hours Friday afternoon, and three-fourths of the time 
was spent on pass defense..CANADEO FOR PASSING:
Tony Canadeo, who is tickets to most of the throwing to
Don Hutson and Company Sunday, played the role of 
Mr. Sammy Baugh in the drill. Lambeau worked two
centers at the same time, removing a guard to make 
room. Brock was given plenty of attention and may pair with Bob Flowers most of the game. Lambeau is fairly well set on his starting lineup. He expects to explode with Hutson and Harry Jacunski at ends; Baby Ray and Chet Adams at tackles; Bill Kuusisto and Sherwood Fries at guards; Flowers at center; Larry Craig at blocking quarter; Andy Uram at right half; Canadeo at left half; and young Ted Fritsch at fullback...BERGMAN IS BUSY: Dutch Bergman, who was so busy coaching his Redskins that he couldn't accompany Boss Marshall here for the Friday banquet, is polishing up his line for what he believes is the strongest Packer running attack in several years. He will start all his veterans - Bob McChesney and Bob Masterson at end, Wee Willie Wilkin and Joe Pasque at tackles, Steve Slivinski and Clyde Shugart at guards, and George Smith, center. Andy Farkas, who missed the All-Star fracas because of salary difficulties, will start at fullback. He will be accompanied by Baugh, Wilbur Moore and Bob Seymour. A Wisconsin boy, tackle Roman Pentz of Horicon, is due to see plenty of duty at tackle. Bentz is fresh out of Toledo. The Packer-Washington test is receiving a big buildup. Newspapers are crowded with yarns and pictures of Packers. Lambeau, Hutson and line coach Red Smith gave radio talks Friday night. Hutson, Canadeo and Bay Ray spoke on another station Thursday night...BALTIMORE LIKES GAME: Baltimore seems to go for pro football. Dick O'Connell, Washington press representative, said that 7,000 Baltimore residents have purchased season tickets for Redskin games in Washington. Marshall said that Washington hopes to make the Packer-Redskin game an annual affair here. Sunday's game is the second here and last uyear's opener was attended by over 45,000 persons. The only Green Bayite showing up at the Friday practice was Boatsman's Mate Bud Warren, who is stationed at a Coast Guard post near here. Another visitor was Lt. Ray Hutson, bother of the Packers' Don. Ray pilots a ferry plane and has just returned from India. He is stationed at Wilmington, Del. Ray's twin brother, Lt. Robert, pilots a bomber carrying paratroops in the Pacific area.
PACKERS PUSH RUNNING GAME
SEPT 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.
REDSKINS, PACKERS IN STADIUM BATTLE
SEPT 4 (Baltimore) - Professional football will mark the Stadium's debut as a Sunday football arena when the Washington Redskins, champion of the NFL, and the Green Bay Packers square off in an exhibition test tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Plans are to make this an annual attraction. Sunday a week from now the Redskins will return to play host to the powerful Chicago Bears, the team Washington whipped last fall, 14-6, for the title...EXPECT 30,000 CROWD: These two attractions, each expected to draw upward of 30,000 into the big horseshoe, inaugurate the 1943 gridiron campaign, a season which next month will be highlighted by the Naval Academy eleven playing three times (against Cornell, Duke and Georgia Tech, all under the lights) in the Thirty-third street amphitheater. A year ago Baltimoreans got a taste of the play-for-pay brand of football when the Redskins and Packers battled, with the former winning, 28-7, via a last quarter uprising, and the Brooklyn Dodgers met the Army All-Stars in the Stadium. That whetted their appetite for more such gridiron fare, judging by the interest shown in the two games Washington plays here...BAUGH VS. HUTSON: Headlining the 'Skin and Packer casts are two of the most celebrated players in the pro game - Slingin' Sammy Baugh, the pigskin-pitching Washington star, and Don Hutson, Green Bay's sensational end and the most brilliant pass catcher trodding any greensward. Their records speak for themselves. Hutson, for instance, owns seventeen pro marks hinging on pass receiving and scoring, while Baugh has done a consistently standout job of whipping ground gaining aerials to skilled teammates...ISBELL IS MISSING: It will be interesting tomorrow to see how Hutson will perform since losing his pitching mate, Cecil Isbell. For several years the Packers have had Tony Canadeo, 201-pound back from Gonzaga University, understudying Isbell, looking to the time when the latter would step out of the pro game. A youngster named Irv Comp has looked good as a passer, and he'll see plenty of service tomorrow, but the eyes of Packer Coach Curly Lambeau, as well as the fans, will be on the new combination of Canadeo-to-Hutson...SAMMY IN STRIDE: As for Baugh, he turned in a creditable air exhibition against the All-Stars in Northwestern's Dyche Stadium in completing 222 of 41 passes for 273 yards. This was all the more noteworthy because Slingin' Sammy was plagued at the time by a back ailment. Reports from the Redskins' University of Maryland training camp say that Baugh has rid himself of his injury and is hurling the oval in oldtime form. Green Bay has taken cognizance of this and has come East well prepared. Matched against a league rival will heighten the work of both elevens, for in this game each will be able to take stock of its chances in the title race this fall. Both the 'Skins and Packers will start all-veteran backfields. Along with Baugh will be Ray Hare, Wilbur Moore and Andy Farkas, while Joe Laws, Canadeo, Andy Uram and Ted Fritsch comprise the Green Bay secondary...RESERVES PLENTIFUL: Each has many able backfield replacements and most of them will see duty. Close attention will be given the rookies, the mentors seeking to determine how well they'll fit into the final pattern.
REDSKIN-PACKER FOOTBALL GAME ANNOUNCED AS ANNUAL EVENT FOR STADIUM
SEPT 4 (Baltimore) - The Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers, scheduled to play a preseason professional football game in the Stadium here tomorrow afternoon, will meet in annual combat here in a series of Labor Day weekend games. Announcement of the establishment of this contest as a permanent one for Baltimore was made yesterday by George P. Marshall, at the luncheon of welcome by Mayor McKeldin, to the Green Bay squad. The game tomorrow is the second, Washington having won the first Labor Day night, 28 to 7. While Marshall's announcement created most interest, the day was not without other developments worth noting as the contest nears...PACKERS WORK OUT: Curly Lambeau sent twenty-two players through a brisk workout at the Stadium and seemed satisfied that has a better balanced club than last year. The Wisconsin outfit, operated a a civic enterprise by its small home community, has stepped up its line strength and running attack. One unexpected blow was suffered, though, when Dick Wildung, tackle from Minnesota, who was supposed to join the team, was summoned into service instead. The luncheon produced a declaration by the Mayor that he was going to root for Green Bay because it has sixteen Republicans and one Democrat on the roster. A late-arriving guest, Capt. John E. Whelchel, athletic director and head coach of the United States Naval Academy, made some straight-from-the-shoulder remarks on sports for servicemen. He said: "Some long-haired gentlemen who have been trying for some time to get rid of sports have been given
a chance by the war. It has not been easy for the navy
to keep sports going, and there have been attacks from
many angles. But the use of athletics in the navy has
been so definitely established, I feel we have weathered
the storm. We need sports more in war than we do in
peacetime."...SAY PRESIDENT FAVORS SPORTS:
"Nobody is big enough to take it away except the
President, and he won't. We now feel sure the Army-
Nay game will continue for the duration. There is no
Army officer in my acquaintance who is not all for sport,
particularly at West Point. There is hope that eventually
the attitude on participation by A-12 students will keep
the kids in the field of sports." Marshall, too has some
direct words to say. Concerning the possibility of a NFL
team here, he said: "This is not our farewell appearance.
We expect to come to Baltimore as long as there is a
Redskin football team. I never have objected to a team
in the league for Baltimore, and whoever says I did is
telling deliberate, malicious and definite lies. Thanks to
the good graces, tolerance and decency of the Mayor,
we can play on Sunday when the working people have
a day off and enjoy the game." He then introduced Lambeau as the coach with the best record for the longest time of any football director in pro or college ball.
LAMBEAU SAYS PACKERS TO BE IN RACE AGAIN
SEPT 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.
TED FRITSCH, KUUSISTO SIGN CONTRACT; 17 REPORT FOR PACKERS' FIRST PRACTICE
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Five newcomers and a dozen veterans helped Coach Curly Lambeau lift the lid on the Green Bay Packers' 1943 season, before about 800 pairs of eyes at the City stadium practice field Sunday afternoon. Rather history in that it was the first time since the "old days" that Lambeau did not have two full teams out for opening practice, the 25th annual drill session lasted two hours and left the 17 athletes with numerous aches and pains. Unofficially, the gridsters sweated down from 3,445 pounds to about 3,340. The Packers were scheduled to go to the post again about 2:30 this afternoon, with a larger squad reporting. Among the late arrivals are Chet Adams, the former Cleveland tackle; fullback Tony Falkenstein of St. Mary's; Pete Gudauskas, Murray State guard; and halfback Bill McWilliams of Jordan college. Adams went into a lengthy conference with Lambeau and the valuable veteran was expected to sign late this afternoon. Big news from the Packer camp Sunday was the signing of fullback Ted Fritsch and guard Bill Kuusisto, who immediately put on their practice uniforms. Still unsigned is Andy Uram, the Minnesota flash, although he went through Sunday's drill. Fritsch is starting his sophomore year here while Kuusisto is a junior...FOUR NEWCOMERS SHINE: The work of four rookies caught the fancy of Lambeau and the spectators. Irv Comp, the former St. Benedict halfback, looked good at left half - the position vacated by Cecil Isbell, Don Hutson's one-time pitching mate. Comp fitted into the Packers system surprisingly well for the first practice. He left-footed some long punts, and tosses several sharp passes. The other newcomers who sparkled included Glen Sorenson, a guard from Utah State; Sherwood Fries, a guard from Colorado State; and center Forrest McPherson of Nebraska. McPherson "talked up" the entire session. Lambeau had four ends - Hutson, Harry Jacunski, Joel Mason and Dick Evans, a former Packer and Chicago Cardinal. The tackles included Paul Berezney, who can officially tack the word "doctor" in front of his name early in October, and Tiny Croft. Besides Fries and Sorenson at guards was Kuusisto. McPherson was the only center, while the backs included Uram, Comp, Don Quinn, Milwaukee high school lad, Bob Kahler, Fritsch, Ben Starrett and Joe Laws. Sunday's drill featured calisthenics and brief exercists in punting, passing, placekicking and running. Several plays were called by Lambeau and an assortment of backfield combinations were used. Punting were Starrett, Kahler, Fries, Fritsch, Quinn and Comp, while Comp, Laws, Hutson and Uram did most of the passing. Despite a deep cold, Hutson made several neat pass catches, all of which made many a fan smile with relief. The old master seemed to be just as sticky-fingered as he was a year ago this time, as he performed a couple of those on-the-end-of-his-fingertip snatches. Assisting Lambeau was Eddie Kotal, who served as backfield coach last season. Now an investigator for the Office of Price Administration, Kotal will serve as a scout for the Packers this season. Transportation difficulties held up a number of players over the weekend. Baby Ray, for one, was believed to be delayed somewhere between South Carolina and Chicago. The squad, with the exception of Lou Brock and Larry Craig, who are busy on their farms, probably will be completed by Wednesday or Thursday.
PACKERS SIGN TRAINER AIDE
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - Gus Seaburg, of Wilmington, Del., has been signed as assistant trainer of the Green Bay Packers, Trainer Bud Jorgensen announced today. Seaburg, recently given a medical discharge from the United States Army, formerly worked under Joe Bach, one-time Notre Dame grid star, with the Army football team at Fort Knox, Ky. Bach is now serving as line coach of the Detroit Lions. Weighing nearly 240 pounds and standing six feet tall, Seaburg also worked as assistant trainer with Jim Pierce of the Indianapolis baseball club of the American association...BUD IN 19TH YEAR: Jorgensen is in his 19th year with the Packers. While Bud was still attending West High school, he volunteered his services as property boy to Coach Curly Lambeau. He eventually advanced to the position of chief of properties and then to assistant trainer. When the popular Dave Woodward, regular Packer trainer, died three and a half years ago, "Jorgy" moved up to fill the vacancy. Dick Miller will help Jorgensen as property man. He replaces Jimmy Schymanski, former Bluejay catcher, who joined the U.S. Marines after last year.
LAMBEAU SIGNS CRAIG, URAM
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - There is no manpower shortage in the Green Bay Packers' camp and, barring a sudden call from Uncle Sam, the 1943 brain and brawn picture may be brighter than it was during the late 1930's when selective service was just a thought. Nearly 30 gridders reported for action on the second day of practice Monday afternoon and at least five more were expected out for this afternoon's workout. Among the Monday arrivals included Chet Adams, former Cleveland tackle; Bob Flowers, Texas Tech center;' Pete Gudauskas, Murray State guard; Bill McWilliams, blocking back from Jordan college, and Tony Falkenstein, the St. Mary's fullback. Expected today is Baby Ray, giant veteran tackle who is believed to be stranded somewhere between Nashville and Chicago, while Babe Webb, the Hawaiian back who signed his contract by cablegram, is said to be on his way from Honolulu. Lambeau tacked the name of Andy Uram to a contract today, although Uram came in Sunday for the first workout. The pilot came to terms with Larry Craig, veteran blocking quarterback, by letter and the "deal" will be confirmed when Craig arrives Friday. Larry is busy in Central, S.C., trying to get someone to manage his farm during the grid season. With Craig and Uram in the fold, and Lou Brock coming Sept. 5, by which time his Kansas crops will be harvested, Lambeau has a good start in organizing his backfield. One signed player, Bill Welch of Minnesota, and two other backs whose names are still "off the record" make up the remainder of the backfield corps. Lambeau sent his charges through about 10 different plays Monday afternoon and the new backs showed up well. Falkenstin looked and played the part of a power-driving fullback. He stands about 5-11 and goes 225 pounds. McWilliams paired with veteran Ben Starrett at blocking back, as Lambeau shuffled various backfield combinations. Irv Comp, the closest thing to a replacement for Cecil Isbell and Don Quinn, the high school lad, threw most of the passes. Running at right halfback were Bob Kahler, Uram and Joe Laws who operated from both left and right. The fullbacks were Falkenstein and Ted Fritsch, who had himself a nice time catching passes. Two different lines worked in front of the backs and in back of the dummies. One wall included Don Hutson and Dick Evans at ends; Chet Adams and Paul Berezney at tackles; Bill Kuusisto and Gudauskas at guards; and Forrest McPherson at center. The other line contained Joel Mason and Harry Jacunski at ends; Berezney and Tiny Croft at tackles; Sherwood Fries and Glen Sorenson at guards; and Flowers at center...RED SMITH ARRIVES: Line Coach Richard (Red) Smith arrived during Monday afternoon's drill, and wore his workout clothes for the first time this afternoon. He left the Milwaukee Brewers in Louisville Sunday night. This week is the official opening period for the National league. Steve Owen will assemble 35 members of the New York giants at Bear Mountain, N.Y., Wednesday, and will share that camp site beginning Aug. 26 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, who will be skippered this year by Pete Cawthon of Texas Tech...BEARS, CARDS IN STATE: Three clubs report for opening drills Thursday. The Chicago Bears go to St. John's, Delafield, Wis.; Phil Handler, who replaced Jimmy Conzelman as head coach of the Chicago Cardinals, will start workouts at Waukesha, and Gus Dorais, new coach of the Lions, will greet a squad of 28 at Detroit's West Shore Golf club...PACKER QUIP: Tiny Croft owes Red Smith 19 laps from last year, the line coach told the "thin man" upon greeting him Monday afternoon. And Smith added that the 300-pound tackle will do his "homework" within the next two weeks. Bill Kuusisto was married last week in Starbuck, Minn., the hometown of Mrs. Earl Ohlgren, whose former Packers husband is with Uncle Sam's glider troops in South Carolina. Kuusisto is here on his honeymoon, so to speak. The married Packer are having a tough time finding apartments. Harry Jacunski, for instance, is here with his missus and there sons, two of whom are twins, is scouting the city for a suitable apartment. The twins are just past two years of age and the other lad is nine months old, and Harry adds, "they're at an age when I just can't get long without them."
PUSHES PACKER TICKET SALES
AUG 17 (Manitowoc) - R.C. Smith of Green Bay, director of ticket sales for the Packer Football corporation, was in Manitowoc and Two Rivers Monday arranging for the sale of season tickets for the home games of the Packers. These home games at the Bay this year are with the Chicago Bears, opening game of the season, Sunday September 26 and the Detroit Lions Sunday October 10. A season ticket for these two games will cost from $1.10 to $3.30 including tax, according to location. They may be purchased at the Stangel Hardware company in this city, at the Galecki Clothing Store in Two Rivers or be procured by sending direct to the Packer ticket office in Green Bay. Top price for a season ticket for the two games will be $6.60. While there is no reduction in purchasing tickets for these two games the advantage is that the purchaser will have them in advance. Mr. Smith said that persons buying the $3.30 tickets can be assured seats in the south stand, below the broadcasting and press booth. Season tickets may also be purchased for the two games to be played by the Packers in State Fair park, Milwaukee. The price range for these two games is $1.10 to $2.75. The Packers meet the world champion Washington Redskins in Milwaukee October 17 and the Chicago Cardinal November 14. Mr. Smith said there is already a heavy demand for the Bear game, opening the season for both clubs and Manitowoc fans are urged to get their reservations in as quickly as possible if they desire the choice locations. The scale of prices for the Bear and Lion games in Green Bay are $1.10, $1.65, $2.20, $2.75 and $3.30 including tax.
LAMBEAU PLANS JOBS FOR PACKER PLAYERS
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer football players will have a full schedule if the plan of Coach E.L. Lambeau works. Lambeau has contacted Sturgeon Bay shipyard officials and Green Bay war plants for jobs for his athletes. He reasons that if they expect to play on the professional gridiron they'll have to go into war work. Lambeau is suggesting a 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. work day for the gridsters with football practice in the early evening...Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Packers announced yesterday the signing of the veterans Andy Uram, former Minnesota back, and Larry Craig, a blocking back from South Carolina, for his 1943 professional football team.
CHET ADAMS SIGNS PACKER CONTRACT
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Chet Adams, 240 pounds of tackle who averaged 55 minutes a game with the Cleveland Rams a year ago, put his John Henry on a Green Bay Packer contract today and thereby increased Coach Curly Lambeay's football family to 28 members. An unusual man, Adams came to Packerland under unusual circumstances. Lambeau literally lifted him out of a hat at the at NFL meeting last spring when Commissioner Elmer Layden threw the Rams up for grabs after Cleveland decided to quit the circuit for the duration. Adams gives the Bay driver four experienced tackles, the others being Baby Ray, who arrived Tuesday night, Paul Berezney, the former Fordham block of granite, and Tiny Croft, the 300-pound giant who, in his days of Ripon college, asked movie actress Ann Sheridan for a date to the senior prom. (She refused) Besides being a tackle of some note, Adams, under terms of his contract, will furnish his experienced toe which last year made good on 14 of 15 extra point kicks, three out of six field goals, one a 46-yarder against the Packers at Cleveland, and numerous over-the-goal-line kickoffs...BLOCKED BEAR PUNT: Adams, who plays on the left side of the line, also gets himself tangled up in opponents' backfields. He blocked two kicks against Philadelphia in 1940 and blocked another against those nasty Chicago Bears in 1941. The Ram right tackle, Moose Dunston, scooped up the ball and ran 20 yards for a touchdown. That was the closest Chet ever came to scoring a touchdown. The first local boy ever to make the Rams. Adams also can play end in a pinch. In the Rams-Packers 13-13 game in Cleveland in 1940, he played both positions while against Detroit in 1940 he played 60 minutes at end as the Rams won, 24-0. Adams is starting his fifth year in pro ball with the Packers. He played tackle and guard at Cleveland South High and made the all-city team in his senior year. He made the Little All-American team at Ohio university at Athens, O., in his senior year. Graduating with a summer session at Ohio Aug. 5, 1939, he joined the Rams nine days later. Dutch Clark, former Ram coach, interested him in placekicking. Long hours of practice did the rest. The tackle setup will be strengthened even further when Dick Wildung, All-American from Minnesota, reports after the College All-Star game Aug. 25. Wildung, a surefire star, was Lambeau's first choice in the draft list spring and was the only lineman drafted in the coaches' first pick...HUTSON DOWN TO 172: Lambeau's charges started to show signs of becoming accustomed to the tough football exercises. There were less huffing and puffing and some of the boys were losing excess poundage fast. Although not one to gain much weight during the offseason, pass receiver Don Hutson is down to 172 pounds, which is six pounds under his playing weight. A cold which has bothered him for the past month may have pulled down his weight. Line coach Red Smith got his first look at the 1943 forward wall Thursday afternoon and immediately sent them through a long drill on the charging dummy. Lambeau gave his new left halfback, Irv Comp, a sharp passing drill with Hutson on the receiving end. Comp is working at Cecil Isbell's position, and the big boy seems to be catching on fast. Lambeau will get a better view of his promising youngsters this weekend or early next week when he sends the gridders through a light scrimmage, while "live" tackling and blocking will also reveal much...JOIN CLUB IN PITTSBURGH: Besides Wildung, Larry Craig, Lou Brock and several newcomers have yet to report. Craig is schedule to arrive Friday while Brock will join the club in Pittsburgh Sept. 5. Bill Welch, the Minnesota fullback, is expected along any one of these days. A new tackle, still unannounced, may get in this weekend. Efforts are still being made to get Charlie Brock, the veteran center, and guard Buckets Goldenberg into the fold. Goldenberg, it is said, is interested in playing this season but is having trouble finding a capable person to manage his restaurant in Milwaukee during his absence. Brock is in business in Columbus, Neb., and is undecided about playing.
BABY RAY LOSES GAS RATION BOOK IN ILLINOIS; HE GOT HERE
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - This is a history about a six-foot, six-inch Green Bay Packer, a gas ration book and the world's most honest man. The scene is the gas ration rooms of the Kankakee, Ill,. Office of Price Administration. The principal character is Buford (Bay) Ray, Packer tackle who was on his way to work in Green Bay from Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday afternoon. Ray flooded into the office out of breath with this announcement: "Sir, I've just lost my gas ration book and I've got to continue on to Green Bay to start practice with the Packers. I've just got to get enough extra gas or extra coupons." The OPA official eyed the big Irish gridder and pointed out that an investigation would have to be made. Since the OPA probe would last a day or so, Ray scratched his head and thought, "Why not call the boss in Green Bay," Ray said to himself as one of those mental pictures of Coach Curly Lambeau flashed across his mind. Why sure Curly could fix it, he smiled to himself..."TELL THE COACH": Five minutes later, the phone ran in the Packer training quarters. Trainer Bud Jorgensen answered it and heard the whole story. "Would you tell the coach?" Ray asked. Jorgensen dashed out to the practice field while Ray waited patiently. Lambeau's advice was to notify the OPA here so that the Kankakee office could get official word that Ray's request was on the "up and up". After all, any big man could pose as a football player. Like most stories, this one has a happy ending. While John Haywood, OPA attorney here, called the Kankakee office, some super honest man (he probably didn't own a car) dashed into the Illinois office with Ray's ration book. Ray arrived Tuesday night.
GRIDDERS GAIN STEAM IN DRILL
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Under a hot sun Wednesday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers were sunburned with spirit - the first official sign that the players are rapidly approaching the point where they want to mix it. Babbling out with a lot of crazy chatter, the linemen, led by chief spokesmen Baby Ray and Forrest McPherson, the 10-year veteran from the west coast,
operated to Coach Curly Lambeau's liking as they 
knocked over the dummies at the correct angles and
pulled out to block at the right time. There may be more
shouting this afternoon when Paul Newell, a star tackle
from Kearney State, reports. Lambeau announced his
signing Wednesday afternoon. Newell, recently given an
honorable discharge from the United States Marines
weighs 205 pounds and stands 6-2. Lambeau believes
the newcomer is solid as a rock because he weighed
230 pounds before he went into service. With the tough
Marine training to fall back on in cases of emergency
(with the Bears, for instance), Newell is expected to be
a valuable addition. Backfield operations featured 
passing by Irv Comp, the newcomer from St. Benedict's
college, and Andy Uram, the veteran from Minnesota.
Uram was switched from right to left half, indicating that
Comp will get some stiff competition in his aim to fill
Cecil Isbell's boots...FIELD OLD POSITION?: With 
Uram moving to left half, it's a good bet Lou Brock will
field his old position at right half when he joins the club
Sept. 5. Last year, Brock worked at fullback to replace
Clarke Hinkle, now of the United States Coast Guard.
Ted Fritsch, who appears due for a starting fullback role,
has an experienced mate. Tony Falkenstein, a tough
looking lad from St. Mary's. Loosening up more every
day, Comp began to throw like Isbell in Wednesday's
practice. The blackhaired warrior winds up and lets go
like Isbell who had something of a baseball pitcher's
style. The youngster looked particularly good on short
shots over the line and in the "flat" zone. Don Hutson,
the ace of the pass receiving corps, indicated that 
Comp is beginning to throw an easy-to-catch ball.
However, Comp still must learn Isbell's famous trick of
"leading" Hutson with his passes...PASSED AS A
GOPHER: Uram came here five years ago with a good
pitching arm and a good completion record to King, the
Minnesota end who gained All-American mention, along
with Uram. When Andy joined the Packers after a great
running show in the All-Star game, the Finnish ace
specialized in running - with Isbell and Herber to do the
pegging. In Wednesday's drill, Uram demonstrated that
he can really toss the apple as he got off some sharp
liners to the back and end receivers. Uram worked in
one backfield with Joe Laws, Ted Fritsch and Bill
McWilliams. Comp operated with Falkenstein, Bob
Kahler and Ben Starrett. The combinations were juggled
from time to time. Ray, who arrived in Green Bay shortly
before midnight Wednesday night after a harrowing experience in Kankakee, Ill., appeared in great physical condition. The big boy said got several chances to work out in Nashville when not in his liquor store. Babe Webb, the Hawaiian flash, and veteran blocking back Larry Craig are expected to arrive Friday. There is a possibility that Buckets Goldenberg, who may be starting his 11th season, will report over the weekend from Milwaukee where he is operating a restaurant. Goldenberg would help out the guard corps considerably since that position has only one experienced veteran - Bill Kuusisto, who is starting his third season. The newcomers, Pete Gudauskas, Glen Sorenson and Sherwood Fries, are showing promise while Sorenson looks particularly good in his kicking. Lambeau indicated that a surplus of tackles would make it possible to switch one of them to guard. A year ago, for instance, Russ Letlow was moved from guard to tackle with good results. Besides rookie Newell, Lambeau has veteran tackles in Ray, Chet Adams, late of Cleveland, Paul Berezney and Tiny Croft.
PACKER TICKET DRIVE AUG 31; LAMBEAU SIGNS TACKLE NEWELL
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - The second annual Green Bay Packer one-day ticket drive will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Association of Commerce announced today. More than 100 workers will gather at 8 o'clock on the morning of Aug. 31 at the Beaumont for a kickoff breakfast, and will spend the rest of the day soliciting ticket business for the Packers' two home games. The men will report back to the Beaumont hotel at 6 o'clock in the evening for detailed reports of the day's activities. All arrangements for the campaign are being conducted by the Association of Commerce. This year's campaign is rather unique. The workers will have no bargain prices to offer. Last year, the solicitors could sell three $3.30 tickets for $8.25 - a savings of $1.65. This year, though, the workers will reveal the advantages of buying a season ticket to the fans, such as the assurance of  having good, and the same, seats for the two contests. No money will be collected, but a pledge promising to pay a representative of the Packer ticket office will be signed by each ticket buyer. Another change in the procedure was announced by the Association of Commerce. This year there will be no mail order sales, principally due to the fact that there are only two home games. Names of those who generally purchase tickets by mail will be supplied to the workers...ASSIGN WORKING AREAS: Workers will be divided into 10 teams of 10 "players" each. Various working areas will be assigned and the solicitors will be given the names of "prospects", or those who purchased tickets last year. With many of last year's workers in the armed forces, the Association of Commerce today announced an urgent appeal for civic-minded citizens to "give the Packers a lift by taking part in the season ticket drive." You can call Secretary Earl S. Ward at the Association of Commerce, Adams 4705, and make reservations for a plate at the breakfast and a position on one of the 10 teams. The Packers will open their National league season against the Chicago Bears at City stadium Sunday, Sept. 28. The other league game will bring the Detroit Lions here Sunday, Oct. 10. The Lions are coached for the first time this season by Gus Dorais, who with Knute Rockne helped originate the forward pass idea at Notre Dame. Dorais has featured passes throughout his college coaching career, indicating that two aerial-minded clubs will collide in the Packer-Detroit tilt.
DON HUTSON WORKS OVERTIME WITH COMP; PACKER PASSER IMPROVES '200 PERCENT'
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - Receiver Don Hutson worked overtime with passer Irv Comp Thursday afternoon, and when the half-hour throw-and-catch session was over the NFL's most valuable players told Coach Curly Lambeau that "Irv has improved 200 percent." It was a case of history repeating itself for Huston. When Cecil Isbell arrived here fresh from Purdue university five years ago, Hutson, then a four-year veteran, kept Cece "after school" to learn just how, when and where to thrown the ball. Despite a chest cold which shortened his wind considerably, Hutson revealed all of his old tricks while Comp tossed. The gridiron magician showed Comp his famous "take off" to the right or left, his equally famous stop-on-a-dime maneuver and other actions that have baffled league foes for eight years. The new kid from St. Benedict college learned where to throw the ball so that no opponent could intercept it if it missed Hutson. He was taught how to "lead" the receiver, and how to work his timing with Hutson's moves. This may sound as if Comp had never tossed a football in his life, but the fact remains that the youngster never pegged to Hutson before. Since Hutson is a once-in-a-lifetime receiver, the newcomer is learning to throw with a perfection that he probably never achieved in college play. Hutson believes that Comp is beginning to settle down. "All that talk about him replacing Cece kinda had the boy on edge and he was pretty tight but he's loosening up and improving every day now," Hutson said. Lambeau feels Comp has the necessary physical equipment and the right mental attitude to handle the hurling...GOOD YEAR FOR FRITSCH?: During the regular drill, Lambeau commented, "Ted (Fritsch) should have a good year." The Central State Teachers college ace seems to have as much speed, if not more, than a year ago. In a 60-yard sprint Fritsch beat out halfback Andy Uram and Joe Laws, who finished second and third, respectively. In the sprint for tackles, guards, and centers, Chet Adams came in first, while Hutson "defeated" the ends and several backs. For the second straight day, Uram was used at left halfback and divided passing duties with Comp, with Bob Kahler and Joe Laws at right. Tony Falkenstein worked with Fritsch at fullback. With a surplus of tackles, Lambeau is toying with the idea of moving Chet Adams, former Cleveland tackle, from left to right tackle. Adams played both positions in school while at Cleveland he saw action at left tackle and at both ends. Paul Newell, 205-pound tackle from Kearney State, reported Thursday afternoon and dived into a hot charging session under Line Coach Red Smith. Newell is in great shape, having just completed the Marines' tough body building course. He was given an honorable discharge...CRAIG, WEBB COMING: Larry Craig, veteran blocking quarterback, and Babe Webb, Hawaiian halfback, were expected to report for this afternoon's practice. Craig has been busy on his South Carolina farm looking for a manager during the grid season, while Webb is believed to have been delayed on the west coast after his trip from Honolulu. The blocking aprons were brought out for today's practice, the chief reason being to teach the linemen the proper blocking assignments on the various plays. Although undecided on the exact day, Lambeau plans to send the boys out for a "dress rehearsal" over the weekend. Thus far, the gridders have been wearing only sweat suits. The first morning practice will be held at 9:30 Sunday.
GREEN BAY PACKERS 'FREE' FOR WORK IN DEFENSE FACTORIES
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers are here for two reasons this wartime year - (1) to play football and (2) to help the war effort. This was Coach Curly Lambeau's way of announcing today that the Packers are free for morning or night jobs in labor-shorted defense plants in Green Bay. For instance, Lambeau herds his gridders onto the City stadium practice field shortly after 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The boys are usually showered and dressed, ready for war work, sometime between 4:30 and 5 o'clock...PLENTY OF SLEEP: This gives the gridders a great chance to work a night shift and follow up with plenty of sleep early the next day. On the gridders could work in the morning, practice in the afternoon and get to bed earlier in the night. Lambeau has let the bars down on the regular 11 o'clock at-home-and-in-bed order for those who work at night, while the boys who work in the morning and drill in the afternoon are tired enough to retire with the chickens. First players to take jobs were fullback Ted Fritsch and guard Sherwood Fries, both of whom are working at the Green Bay Food company. Being husky boys, Fritsch and Fries are doing plenty of hard and heavy work there. The work doesn't hamper the boys in practice either. The other afternoon, after Fritsch put in his first night shift, the Central States Teachers college back won a 60-yard sprint after nearly two hours of practice...DISTANCE FROM CHICAGO: Lambeau believes Green Bay is the only team in the National league that can allow its players to work. The Chicago Bears and Cardinals are drilling at Delafield and Waukesha, a considerable distance from the Chicago war plant area, while the Washington Redskins drilled on the west coast. Players in large cities like Detroit, New York, Brooklyn and Philadelphia find it hard to get to defense plants before or after practice because of crowded travel conditions within the cities. In Green Bay, it's a matter of a good walk to a defense plant.
CANADEO JOINS BAYS
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - To an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy Air corps in his back pocket, Tony Canadeo this morning added another document - a contract with the Green Bay Packers. Canadeo came to terms with Coach Curly Lambeau today after working out for the first time Friday afternoon. The Grey Ghost is in excellent shape for his third year here. He pegged
about 25 passes and believe it or not, delivered the 
longest punts of the afternoon - a performance that was
particularly pleasing to Lambeau. Canadeo seems to 
be greyer than ever, what with his G-1 (government 
issue) haircut. He was nicknamed the Grey Ghost at
Gonzaga university because of his prematurely grey
hair and his phenomenal running. A brilliant man in the
open field, Tony twice made touchdown runs of more
than 100 yards - considered something of a record on
the west coast. A year ago Canadeo was Lambeau's
No. 2 passer, working behind Cecil Isbell. This year, the
Ghost likely will fight with Irv Comp, the St. Benedict
college flash, for the No. 1 position. Canadeo averaged
3.1 per running try a year ago, gaining 272 yards in 89
attempts. His longest gain was a 50-yard touchdown
scamper around right end during the Ram massacre
at City stadium last fall. He dashed within a foot of the
sidelines the last 25 yards...GAINED 310 YARDS: In
forward passing, Canadeo last year completed 24 out
of 59 passes for a gain of 310 yards. Three were good
for touchdowns, and four were intercepted. Friday
afternoon, Canadeo worked in a backfield composed of
Ted Fritsch at full, Bill McWilliams at blocking quarter,
and Bob Kahler at right half. The other backfield had 
Joe Laws at right, Andy Uram at left, Ben Starrett at 
blocking quarter, and Tony Falkenstein at full. Lambeau
beamed as he watched his forward wall - or walls - 
perform. The line is two deep at every position, with
reinforcements on the way if necessary. How's this for a
starting line: Don Hutson and Harry Jacunski at left and
right end, respectively; Baby Ray and Chet Adams at
left and right tackle; Bill Kuusisto and Sherwood Fries
at left and right guard; and Bob Flowers at center. The
other line has Dick Evans and Joel Mason at ends; Paul
Berezney and Tiny Croft at tackles; Glen Sorenson and
Pete Gudauskas at guard; and Forrest McPherson at
center...POSITIONS WIDE OPEN: The "first" line has 
only one rookie, Fries, who looks as if he could handle
himself among the pros. The other line is bolstered by
"veteran power" at the ends and tackles, and two
aggressive guards and center McPherson. But don't
write these names down yet because Lambeau feels
that every position is "still" wide open. For instance,
Dick Wildung, great Minnesota tackle and Lambeau's
first choice in the draft, will probably give the tackles a 
run for their money when he reports after the College 
All-Star game in Chicago Wednesday night. Wildung
today was picked as a co-captain of the Stars with 
tackle Al Wistert of Michigan. Lambeau will confer with
Wildung before the All-Star game and discuss contract
terms. In correspondence with the Packer coach, 
Wildung announced that he will play pro football this fall.
The Packers will start morning practice at 9:30 Sunday
morning and will follow with similar drill sessions next
week. The players will be issued uniforms and a brief
period will be devoted to picture taking.
BUCKETS LOOK IN AND THEN LEAVES
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Buckets Goldenberg, retired 
captain of the U.S.P.M.R. (United States Packer Morale
Reserve), looked in on Green Bay Packer practice
Friday afternoon and left for Milwaukee without signing
a contract. The chunky guard, who captained the Bays
last year, is in the market for his 11th season here, but
Coach Curly Lambeau, as yet, has been unable to sell
him a bill of goods, often called a contract. Don Hutson,
joking with Buckets as the gridders walked off the field,
said, "what sa matter, Buckets, we held up practice 10
minutes waiting for our captain to put on a uniform."
DON'T LET HUTSON AND ISBELL QUIT, FIGHTING
SOLDIER WRITES LAMBEAU
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Convincing evidence that the 
soldiers on the fighting fronts want sports to continue
was furnished by Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green
Bay Packers in a letter he received from Pvt. Ray
Bodenberger, West Allis, on duty in North Africa. His
letter is written in protest to the retirement of Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell, great Packer stars, and the soldier even asked Lambeau to show his letter to Hutson and Isbell in hopes that it may make them change their minds. Since Lambeau received the letter, however, Hutson had signed for his ninth season, but Isbell had started his duties as assistant coach at Purdue university. But read the letter for yourself...WAS "VERY DISAPPOINTING": "I have just read in the Stars and Stripes newspaper an article concerning Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell. It stated that Hutson has retired from pro football and that Isbell has taken a job as assistant coach at Purdue. This was very disappointing to me, and many other Green Bay fans. I have seen them play many times with exception to the last two years since I was in the Army. I have not been overseas 15 months. Last year I was unable to hear the games on the radio but my mother would send me the complete story of each game from the newspaper. While I was at home in West Allis, I would see every game at Fair park. Not only for myself but for many Packer fans and my friends who are also in the Army and Navy would you please show this letter to Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell. It may make them change their minds and play this year."...SPORTS ON SHAKY SIDE: "Sports is on the shaky side just now, and with their retiring it makes it that much harder for pro ball to keep going, not only on the Packer club but the rest of the teams also. Even if the Packers didn't win the championship last year we were behind them all the way, and always will be. So I do hope that they both will change their mind. We boys over here are fighting so you boys over there will always be able to play football. So here is wishing you all of the luck in the world that you sign them up. Neither of them is too old to retire. I know you will win the championship this year. So maybe next year we will all be back home and see you and the Packers in Soldier's field, Chicago, for the All-Star game."
CANADEO, URAM, COMP TABBED AS 'MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED'
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Two weeks from today - when the Green Bay Packers will have beaten or lost to the Washington Redskins - the current football mystery entitled, "Who Will Replace the Disappeared Cecil Isbell", will be solved. There are three candidates trying to fill Isbell's leathers - namely, Tony Canadeo, No. 2 man behind Cece last season; Andy Uram, the Minnesota utility ace who can do everything but play center; and Irv Comp, the flashy rubber-armed back from St. Benedict college. The guy who wheels the ball to Don Hutson will have a lot of shoe to fill, since this Mr. Isbell won the NFL passing championship the second season in succession last fall. He threw the ball 268 times, and completed 146 aerials for a gain of 2,021 yards. Twenty-four of his heaves went for touchdowns. When the honorable Isbell decided to assistant coach Purdue's gridders, he left a mark that probably won't be snapped in many a pro grid moon -  23 straight games in which he completed one or more touchdown passes starting in 1941. Last year he set eight new records and tied another...REALLY QUITE SIMPLE: Well, Messrs. Canadeo, Uram and Comp, are you ready? It's really quite simple. All you have to do is throw the ball reasonably close to Peerless Don and dodge the opposing linemen. (P.S. Chicago Bear Lee Artoe is in the service) Just what kind of right arm exercises Lambeau is prescribing for the three throwers is something of a secret, but it will have a to be a fair-to-middlin' tonic. One day last fall in Milwaukee, Canadeo took over late in the second quarter after Isbell and Hutson made hash out of the Lions and proceeded to throw 22 passes. "Sufferin' cats," Tony said, "I never threw that many passes in all my life, but my arm feels wonderful." How long Canadeo will be with the Packers this fall is something of a question. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy Air corps, Tony was given the alternative of going into the Navy as a seaman or entering civilian life where he'd be eligible for the draft. He is single...URAM SHIFTED TO LEFT HALF: Canadeo, at present, seems to be the best passer on the field, although Comp and Uram, who recently was shifted from right to left halfback, are pressing him hard. Comp, built along the lines of Isbell, is hitting the mark well on short bullet-like tosses but still needs polish on his long throws. Uram, who did a lot of passing at Minnesota, throws a light ball and is accurate. There is a fourth prospect, too, but his name is strictly a secret. He'll be revealed come Bear time Sunday, Sept. 26. 
LAARY CRAIG ARRIVES IN BAY CAMP
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Farmer Larry Craig, who feels Wisconsin is a much better state for farming than his home state of South Carolina, breezed into the Green Bay Packer camp Saturday looking like a city slicker. Arrival of the blocking quarterback, master of 33 milk cows and many acres of land during the offseason, provided the only real news of a weekend that saw some of the gridders look sour Saturday afternoon and sweet on Sunday morning - for the benefit of the cameraman. Craig reported 10 pounds underweight, but the big boy, nicknamed superman because of his slick build, looks and feels in top shape. He's had a good year on his farm with little help to speak of. His arrival was delayed, incidentally, because he had a hard time finding a man to run his farm. Craig is Don Hutson's shadow, since the blocking back shifts to end of defense while Hutson moves into the backfield. In fact, the first time Craig ever played a defensive role in the backfield for any length of time was in the Pittsburgh game in Milwaukee last year. Hutson was badly injured and went in only to kick extra points and a field goal. Ray Riddick, now in the Army, held forth at Hutson's end spot. Lambeau now has three blocking backs, the others being Ben Starrett of St. Mary's and Bill McWilliams of Jordan college. Dick Weisgerber, who worked with Craig and Starrett in 1942, was caught in the draft last spring. Coach Curly Lambeau was disappointed with the Saturday drill. "We're making too many mistakes," he bellowed as a back failed to hit the right hole; the blocker didn't take out the right opponent; the lineman checked the wrong defensive forward; or the signals and shifts were slightly balled up. Most of the players were run over two or three times. The Packer coach "stepped up" the pace for this morning's practice session, and he was fairly well pleased since most of the boys had their assignments down pat. The gridders will start work at 9:30 in the morning every day this week and next. The first rough stuff session will be held later this week and a couple of good scrimmage periods are booked for early next week. The team will tangle with the Washington Redskins in an exhibition game in Baltimore Sept. 5. After the tilt in Baltimore, Lambeau will move his players into Pittsburgh for an exhibition with the combined Phil-Pitt eleven on Sept. 12, giving the Bays two weeks in which to prepare for the classic Chicago Bears NFL opener at City stadium Sept. 26. After a trip to Chicago for a tussle with the Cardinals, the Packers will return home for their final here - against Detroit on Oct. 10.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Optimism, defined by Webster as the doctrine that everything is for the best, is one of Curly Lambeau's main weapons. The man is a confirmed optimist, and, some say, incurable. One day last winter and then again in spring, the Green Bay Packer coach took an optimistic viewpoint on the 1943 manpower setup. He was quoted in this paper and Chicago, Milwaukee and eastern sheets that "we had our toughest manpower year in 1942; there will be plenty of material in 1943." Pro grid magnates in Chicago (the Cardinals), Brooklyn, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and even Detroit swooned, "What manner of talk does this man Lambeau give out with," they opined. Today they know all about those words from the northwest and if they don't Lambeau can mail his friendly enemies postcards reading, "I told you so." Today the eight league clubs have over 300 players working out - about the same number that the circuit contributed to the U.S. armed forces from the 1941 and 1942 rosters. A good 80 percent of the 1943 gridders are married and have children, while the rest have received discharges from duty, 4-F classifications, or are married by fatherless and awaiting call. When Lambeau said that 1942 was the toughest year, he meant that the outlook then was blacker because of upsetting Pearl Harbor memories; that the team owners would naturally be frightened by the sudden and mad rush for fighting manpower; and the coaches would have to take the loss of a star or a group of them with a smile. And if you think Lambeau didn't lose plenty shortly before or during the 1942 years, listen to these names, now all in service: Clarke Hinkle, Bill Lee, Howie Johnson, George Svendsen, Ernie Pannell, Bob Adkins, Ed Frutig, Tom Greenfield, Eddie Jankowski, Bill Johnson, Carl Mulleneaux, George Schultz, Hal Van Every and many others. This left the coach with a complete rebuilding to do. But, even in 1942, there were enough players to go around and Lambeau finished off with a second-place team. Then came 1943 and the crucial league meetings in Chicago. And how could the mentor be anything but optimistic; his briefcase contained the names of 500 players (yes, 500) who were not in service and eligible to play. Of course, 10 other teams might be interested in many of those names but the important thing was that there were not that many gridders available. To make it all the more rosy, Lambeau wrote to every one of his 1942 gridders and even a few of those who quit in 1940 and 1941 and 90 percent of the '42 players said they were not in service and would like to play. Right now Coach Lambeau is on the spot. The player limit is 25 this season and he has over 30 boys he'd like to keep. Did his optimism pay off? And how.
STRONG GROUND GAME SEEN FOR BAYS; ADAMS, MCPHERSON PACE SCRIMMAGE
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packers, Inc., had a busy day Monday. The on-the-field members held their first scrimmage in the morning and the off-the-field
members, the officers and stockholders, held their
annual meeting in the evening. Busiest of the lot was
Coach Curly Lambeau, who directed the scrimmage,
signed two players after lunch and then gave his annual
report on the squad at the business meeting at the
courthouse...TOUGH COMBINATION: In reporting on 
the team, Lambeau put emphasis on the Packers'
1943 running game which, he said, should be "very 
good and a definite improvement over a year ago when
we depended too much on passing." He listed Ted
Fritsch at fullback, Larry Craig at blocking quarterback,
Tony Canadeo at left half and Lou Brock at right half as
a "tough" combination. Lambeau spoke highly of his
newcomers, saying that they will help considerably at
every position. "Although the 25-player limit makes it
hard for us to cut the squad, we feel that we will outman
the Bears for a change," he pointed out. Under the
present limit, he can carry the minimum of five ends,
five tackles, five guards, two centers and only eight
backs. "We need more than eight backs, although
unlimited substitution will give us an opportunity to give
the players a rest," he added. The coach admitted he
was puzzled about center Charley Brock and guard
Buckets Goldenberg, explaining that "I don't know
whether they are holding out for more money or just
intend to quit."...MEET WITH ISBELL: The coach
revealed that he will meet with Cecil Isbell, former Bay
passer and now assistant Purdue backfield coach, at
the Sherman hotel in Chicago Wednesday noon. He
added that he didn't know the nature of the confab, but
stated that "there is a 50-50 chance of getting him 
back." The two will attend the All-Star game in Chicago Wednesday night. Lambeau said he expects to return from Chicago with Dick Wildung, All-American tackle from the University of Minnesota. Wildung is co-captain of the All-Stars and is rated highly among the pro coaches. They have agreed on salary terms and the coach hopes to sign him before the game...ON THE FIELD: Lambeau signed a fullback, Don Perkins of Platteville State Teachers college, and an end, Don Wilson of Milwaukee West high school, after practice. Perkins, who packs 190 pounds around a five foot, 11 inch frame, had been here on a tryout basis. Wilson, who stands 6-2 and weighs 220, arrived Sunday night and put in a good showing. He saw some action with the Milwaukee Falks, a semi-pro team. Bill Kuusisto, Minnesota guard, was the only casualty in the initial scrimmage. He sustained a cut over his left eye. Tony Falkenstein, new fullback from St. Mary's, is bothered with a charley horse. Of the newcomers, Chet Adams, former Cleveland Ram tackle, and Forest McPherson, who has nearly 10 years of pro ball under his belt, looked best in the rough stuff workout. The pair led the entire line in a display of defensive fireworks that left Lambeau smiling. Of offense, Adams combined with Harry Jacunski, veteran right end, in blocking several punts. The first line of Jacunski and Larry Craig at ends, Adams and Baby Ray at tackles, Bill Kuusisto and Sherwood Fries at guards and McPherson at center shapes up as Lambeau's strongest defensive unit. On offense, the only change would be Don Hutson at left end, replacing Craig who would move into the quarterback slot.
PACKER DUCAT SELLERS EYE ALL-TIME RECORD
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - The 100 or more Green Bay "packers" who will carry the ball all day Tuesday, Aug. 31 will shoot for a new season ticket record. They won't be dressed in grid uniforms, nor will be they doing any blocking or tackling; they'll be selling season tickets for the Packers' two home games - Sept. 26 with the Chicago Bears and Oct. 10 with Detroit's Gus Doraised Lions. They'll be out to sell 4,000, 4,500 or any number above 3,764 - the championship or all-time figured turned in during the Association of Commerce's first annual one-day campaign a year ago. The drive this season will again be fostered by the Association. Since 1936, generous strides have been made in the matter of selling season tickets - a vital cog in the Packers' wheel of activities, according to the team's ticket director, Ralph Smith...YEARLY INCREASES SHOWN: Smith points out that since 1935 season ticket results have shown yearly increases. For instance, in 1936, when the Green Bay Packers, Inc., was adjusting itself after the depression, a total of 1,070 season tickets were sold. The next year the figure leaped to 1,533. While Hitler and Mussolini were planning headaches in Europe in 1938, the season ticket total soared to 2,205. In 1939, the figure reached 2,345, while in 1940 a total of 2,869 season tickets were sold. A total of 2,878 were sold in 1941, and in 1942 the total skyrocketed to 3,764. Not all of these tickets were sold in the campaigns, since the regular customers were given an opportunity to buy them by mail. The setup will be changed this season, and the names of all former season ticket holders will be turned over to the solicitors. Those not contacted will be notified by mail later...MAKE SURE OF SEATS: There is a possibility that no individual game tickets will be available in Sections D, E, F and G - or the four center sections on the south side. In other words, you can be assured of seats in those four section by getting season ducats. And here's another tip: People last year had to sit in Sections O and P because their reservations come in late. This year they can get on the south side merely by getting their tickets on the day of the drive or shortly thereafter. Smith and the Association of Commerce reported that the response thus far has been good. There may be difficulty in liming up enough workers but the Association is making a special appeal for "citizens to get out and boost the Packers."
SMITH NAMED CLUB EXECUTIVE
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Richard (Red) Smith, line coach
of the Green Bay Packers, has been re-appointed as
assistant manager of the Columbus Community club
for the second consecutive season, it was announced
today by the Rev. S.M. Killeen, club manager. Smith,
former Packer lineman, Green Bay Bluejay manager,
and Milwaukee Brewer coach, will start his duties Sept.
1. Father Killeen announced that Smith will be in
complete charge of the bowling alleys, and will promote
activities in the alleys. Smith will represent the CCC at
all business meetings in the building and also will give
a number of talks in promoting activities there...WITH
WAR EFFORT: Among programs planned tentatively
by Smith are organization of exercise clubs and 
conditioning groups in line with the war effort. Such
activities would be the first at the club in several years.
A native of Combined Locks, Wis., Smith has been
connected with Green Bay athletic programs for a 
number of years. He played with the Packers in 1927
and 1929 and acted as line coach at the same time. He
coached football at Georgetown university, Seton Hall
and the University of Wisconsin before renewing his
contract with the Packers in 1936. In baseball, Smith
played with the New York Giants in the National league
in 1926 and '27. He joined Montreal of the International
league in 1928 and then played with the Boston Braves
in 1929. Since 1935 Smith has been connected with
the Milwaukee Brewers of the American association. 
Besides playing with them, he managed their farm club
in the south. Smith managed the Bluejays in 1941 and
1942, leading them to the Wisconsin State league
pennant in 1941 and to second place last year.
PACKERS TAKE LIGHT WORKOUT, SET SIGNS ON
STIFF SCRIMMAGE, WILDUNG TO REPORT
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Nearing the end of their practice
rope, the Green Bay Packers today took a light workout
in preparation for a stiff scrimmage session Friday or
Saturday, when Coach Curly Lambeau and Don Hutson
will have returned from Chicago. Though the Packers 
will be here a full week before leaving for their exhibition
opener against the Washington Redskins at Baltimore
Sept, 5, only two more scrimmage session will be held.
The second probably will be on tap Tuesday. The team
leaves Sept. 2 and will arrive in Baltimore Sept. 3. Richard (Red) Smith, line coach, and veteran end Don Hutson were in charge of workouts Tuesday in the absence of Coach Lambeau who is in Chicago for a NFL meeting, a conference with Cecil Isbell and the All-Star game where he will scout the Redskins. Smith handled the team alone today, since Hutson left this morning for Chicago where during the All-Star tilt tonight, he will be presented the Joe Carr Memorial trophy for being the most valuable player in the league in 1942. He also won the honor for the 1941 season. An offensive drill with two teams running through plays was held Tuesday, and the general impression was that Washington may bump into a smooth running attack. In previous years, the Redskins could work on pass defense all week because the Bays were sure to pitch most of the time...SUPREME TEST FOR LINE: The Redskin game will be a supreme test for the untested Packer line, although the tentative starting wall has only one rookie - Sherwood Fries at guard. Others include Hutson and Harry Jacunski at ends; Chet Adams and Baby Ray at tackles; Bill Kuusisto, guard; and Bob Flowers or Forrest McPherson at center. The guard picture is none too bright, although the rookies are promising. With Kuusisto being the only veteran, there is a possibility that a tackle may be switched to the "devil dog" spot. 'Tis rumored, too, that Pete Tinsley, four-year veteran, may get a discharge from the Army. There is also the possibility that Buckets Goldenberg will return for his 11th season. Lambeau was schedule to talk with Isbell in Chicago this noon, although no news has been received up to early this afternoon. Isbell, now coaching at Purdue, asked for the appointment and the coach said Monday night that there is a "50-50 chance of getting him back."...ROSTER FAIRLY COMPLETE: With the exception of Isbell, center Charley Brock and Goldenberg, the Packer roster is fairly well complete, although Lambeau will return from Chicago with tackle Dick Wildung, who will co-captain against the Stars tonight. Wildung was to be signed this afternoon. Lambeau will cut his squad to 25 players for the Chicago Bears game here Sept. 26. The player limit has been slashed from 33 to 25 for this season.
CRACK PACKER TACKLE UNIT HITS 1,193 POUNDS; 'BEST IN YEARS'
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have tackles to burn, only Coach Curly Lambeau isn't planning on starting any fires these days. And, brother, he really has 'em. For instance, a year ago he started with three veterans, Bill Lee, Baby Ray and Ernie Pannell, and a couple of rookies named Paul Berezney and Tiny Croft. After the first few games, Pannell and Lee were in the service, leaving Ray alone with his experience of previous years. How times have changed. This year, Lambeau is sporting four veteran tackle and two rookies. The veterans besides Ray are Chet Adams, an all-league ace from Cleveland, Berezney and Croft. The "youngsters" are Paul Newell, a good looking boy from Kearney State, and Dick Wildung, All-American from Minnesota. Oh, what to do with all those tackles?...SWITCH TO BE MADE: Well, Lambeau is toying with the idea of making one or two of them into guards - a spot that may need rehabilitation in the near future. A year ago guards Russ Letlow and Fred Vant Hull moved over to tackle - just to prove that a switch can be made. Not counting Wildung, the Packer tackles go a total of 1,193 pounds for an average of 238.6. That sounds like Chicago Bear proportions. Most experienced of the lot are Ray and Dams. Ray is starting his sixth season in a Packer uniform while Adams saw four years of play at Cleveland. Adams weighs 222 pounds and Ray 252...DUE FOR HOT YEAR: Berezney, who played two seasons with the Kenosha Cardinals, is due for a hot sophomore year. The big lad, who will become a doctor on Oct. 1, is tough as nails and can give and take plenty. Croft, the former Ripon College bearcat, who weighs two pounds under 300, has learned to "fight like mad" when in the game. A year ago, it took a couple of "socks" from Bears like Lee Artoe and Joe Stydahar to make Croft a new man. Newell possesses plenty of speed and is rapidly regaining weight lost while in a Marine hospital. Wildung is coming here with a great reputation, but he'll be starting from scratch in the pro league.
PRO PLAY ROSTER BOOSTED TO 28; LAMBEAU STILL HAS HIS WORRIED
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - When the Green Bay Packers open NFL play against the Chicago Bears here Sept. 26, Coach Curly Lambeau will have 28 players in uniform - three more than the previously-set player limit. This was made possible at the annual fall meeting of coaches in Chicago Wednesday when the loop increased the limit from 25 to 28 men. The limit was reduced from 33 to 25 at last April's meeting. Wednesday, the coaches took notice of an improved manpower situation and the talked about draft of fathers in boosting the limit. However, Lambeau still has plenty of worries about cutting his squad. At present he has five tackles, four guards, two center, six ends and 10 backs - a total of 27 players. Lou Brock, Bill Welch of Minnesota and Babe Webb of Hawaii are signed and are expected to report later. Then there is Dick Wildung, All-Star tackle, who is expected to arrive here with Lambeau tonight. Charley Brock, Buckets Goldenberg and Cecil Isbell are listed as "possibilities." Nothing has been heard from Chicago on the reported conference between Isbell and Lambeau Wednesday noon. Although Lambeau and Wildung have agreed on terms in correspondence, no contract has been signed as yet. Line Coach Red Smith was in charge of workouts at the City stadium practice field tonight. Smith continued to work his forwards hard on their signals and proper blocking assignments, while the backs polish their running plays. Lambeau is expected to dish out a stiff scrimmage session Friday morning, with another one coming up next Monday or Tuesday. The team will leave early next Thursday morning for the exhibition game with Washington at Baltimore Sunday, Sept. 5. It was reported today that there was considerable backroom discussion of trades at Wednesday's Chicago meeting but none materialized. The Packers and Detroit Lions were said to be discussing a swap of linemen and the combined Pittsburgh-Philadelphia club was seeking to do business with the Chicago Cardinals. A number of Packer players attended the All-Star game. Their chief comment was "the Redskins are a better team than they showed last night."
WOMEN URGED TO BACK PACKERS WITH ATTENDANCE AT CONTESTS
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - "We owe it to Green Bay and her sons in service to back the Packers with our attendance." The speaker was Mrs. Vivian C. Bergen, 628 Doty street, and she is talking to the women of Green Bay who she thinks represents a really good market for season tickets. The principal reason is just this: "There are hundreds of women, young and old, who are now working and in a better position than ever before to purchase a season ticket for the Packers' two home games. We should, and can, get out and boost the team with our presence during this crucial war year. Let's go in groups, and make the game a definite date. Women's bowling leagues and scores of
other organizations can talk it up and sends delegations
to the games. We feel that the Packers have put the
city of Green Bay on the map and we owe it to the team
and our boys in service to keep it on the map."...HERE
IS WHAT TO DO: There are hundreds of "Mrs. Bergens"
in Green Bay, women who have bought season tickets
for the last five, 10 or even 15 years. Your best bet is to
contact any one of the 125 workers who will take part in
the Association of Commerce's annual one-day drive
Tuesday, or if that cannot be arranged be sure and
make application with Ralph Smith, ticket director, at
the Packer ducat office in the Legion building. The 125
worker, announced today by captains of 10 teams in the
"ticket league", will gather at the Beaumont hotel at 8
o'clock Tuesday morning for a kickoff breakfast and will
report back at a dinner at 6 o'clock in the evening.
DON HUTSON HONORS CECIL ISBELL IN TALK
BEFORE 'STAR' CROWD
AUG 26 (Evanston, IL) - Don Hutson, great Green Bay
Packer end, paid tribute to Cecil Isbell, his former
passer, as he received the NFL's most valuable player
trophy for the second consecutive year at the All-Star
game last night. After Commissioner Elmer Layden
presented the trophy, Hutson said, "there is an error in
the engraving on this trophy; it should also include the
names of all of the Green Bay Packers. Any records 
that I have made were made only as a result of the
excellent passing of Cecil Isbell." Over 50,000 persons
heard him speak over a public address system. On the
same program, Bruce Smith, former Minnesota back
and a Green Bay Packer draftee, was given a trophy by
Fielding Yost of Michigan as the most valuable player
in the 1942 All-Star game.
SIGNAL-STEALER STOPS IN CITY; HE'S 10
POUNDS 'OVERWEIGHT'
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Howard E. (Cub) Buck, one of 
the greatest of Packer tackles, came into Green Bay
looking fit enough to put in a season on the gridiron.
Now 51, Buck packs 300 pounds - only 10 over his
playing weight. He's traveling as a Wisconsin district
manager for Buick corporation, and stopped here for 
just a "brief" look at the 1943 Packers. Besides his
great defensive and offensive work at tackle, Buck can
be remembered most for his uncanny knack of calling
the opposing team's plays just before the ball is
snapped...STILL CALLING PLAYS: And the big guy is
still calling plays. At college and pro games in Chicago
where is headquartered, Buck wagers with members of
his office force on what play would be called next. "They
won't bet anymore," the former tackle smiled. How did
he do it in the old days - 1921-25? "Well, in those days
they didn't have the huddle so it was easy to catch the
emphasis that the quarterback put on the number of the
play that was to be used," he explained, adding that
many backs will tip off the play by shifting their eyes or
feet to the spot where the ball will be carried. This may
sound quite simple, but any of Buck's teammates will
tell you that Cub was an expert at it. He'd stand up at 
the line, stare at the opposing backfield, and then shot
out what play was coming up. Sometimes Buck would
run back into his own backfield when he "smelled" a
pass play, and intercept the ball. Buck remarked that
"opposing players would ask me before the games not
to call their plays." Of course, Cub joked, "I wouldn't
call them." Further explaining his knack, Buck said 
"catching the quarterback's pattern is very important.
Just keep the order of plays in mind, and you cannot
miss." He made it sound very easy, but it must have
been extremely difficult because there has never been a
signal stealer like him in pro or collegiate ball. Though
he never scored a touchdown, Buck left here with 60
points to his credit. He was an expert at kicking field
goals and extra points, getting a dozen F.G.'s and two
E.P.'s. He also handled most of the punting. Before
coming to here, an All-American from the University of
Wisconsin, backed up the line for Jim Thorpe's Canton
Bulldogs. Incidentally, it was at Wisconsin where Buck said he "trained myself" to catch signals.
CHARLEY BROCK RETURNS TO BAY ELEVEN; WILDUNG, WELCH DUE
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - Charley Brock, the NFL's self-made thief, will return to the Green Bay Packers. The veteran center, who will be starting his fifth year here, agreed to terms in a long-distance telephone conversation from Columbus, Neb., with Coach Curly Lambeau this morning. He'll report the first of next week when Brock will put his name on a Packer contract to make it official. Brock's coming gives Lambeau three veteran centers, the other two being Bob Flowers, the Texas Tech lad who is starting his second year here, and Forrest McPherson, who already has 10 years of pro ball under his belt with west coast clubs. Lambeau was mum today on the reported player development in Chicago this week, saying that "we may have something later." He conferred with Cecil Isbell Wednesday, and rumors leaking out of the Windy City said that the Packers and Detroit Lions were involved in player trades. Isbell is assistant coach at Purdue university. Brock gained nationwide recognition last fall when, under the bright lights of Comiskey park in Chicago, he stole the ball from fullback John Morrow and scampered 25 yards for the touchdown that gave the Packers a 17 to 13 victory...PASS DEFENSIVE ACE: The former University of Nebraska star is regarded as the outstanding pass defensive center in the league. He won All-American honors in his senior year and played on the Chicago All-Star team in 1939. Lou Brock, a Packer back for the last three years and a graduate of Purdue, is a cousin. Twenty-seven years old, Charley is six feet, one inch tall and usually weighs around 205 pounds. With Lambeau and Don Hutson back from the College All-Star game and league meetings in Chicago, the Packers were at full strength today for a long scrimmage session that highlighted ground plays. Lambeau announced that Dick Wildung, co-captain of the All-Stars and a former Minnesota tackle, will report over the weekend. Another Minnesota player, fullback Mike Welch, graduates today and is expected to report Saturday or Sunday...WASHINGTON FIRST FOE: The Packers will leave next Thursday morning for their eastern exhibition tour. They'll battle the Washington Redskins in Baltimore Sept. 5 and then move into Pittsburgh for a game with the combined Phil-Pitt club Sept. 12. The next big assignment is that team from Chicago known as the Bears. In fact, one month from today the Packers will be nursing grounds for the Bear game here Sept. 26.
FRITSCH ACE OF FULLBACK CORPS; FALKENSTEIN, PERKINS RATE HIGH
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - If fullbacks come from small schools, the Green Bay Packers are fairly well fixed. Remember Clarke Hinkle? He came from a university called Bucknell - a comparative dot on the gridiron map until Hinkle distinguished himself as an All-American back in 1931. Leading the trio of "blockbusters" is Theodore (Ted) Fritsch, who picked up higher book learning at Central State Teachers college in Stevens Point. The others include Tony Falkenstein of St. Mary's and Don Perkins at Platteville...PLAYS IN LINE, TOO: Fritsch is a sophomore with the Packers, while Falkenstein and Perkins are newcomers. Falkenstein, however, already has five years of pro ball under his belt. He lugged the ball and played in the line, mostly at guard, for the Stockton, Calif., Packers, the San Francisco Packers and the Treasure Island All-Stars. Perkins put in a season with the old Milwaukee Chiefs, playing there with Packer tackle Paul Berezney three years ago. Fritsch presents Coach Curly Lambeau with an unusual assortment of abilities. The youngster - he's only 22 - can plunge, run like a halfback through an open field, kick field goals, punt, and, oddly enough, catch passes like the best of ends. Last season as a freshman he averaged an even three yards on the ground, carrying the ball 74 times for 223 yards. His best effort was a 55-yard late last quarter run in New York that helped the Packers gain a tie with the Giants. Lambeau is looking for big things from the lad this fall. He's basing his hopes on the fact that Fritsch has picked up more speed as well as experience. He's five feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 205 pounds...HE'S THE BEARISH TYPE: Falkenstein is the "bearish" type of player. He not only looks like one of your "neighbors" from Chicago but cavorts around the field like one. In Falkenstein, Lambeau has principally a terrific line cracker and an all-around handyman, since he can play any position in the line. He packs 210 pounds around a 5-10 frame. Perkins the lightest of the group - 195 pounds - and is six feet tall. He is fast and particularly capable of slashing the ends and running in a broken field. A fourth fullback possibility is Lou Brock, who was switched to that position last season, although Lambeau is considering moving him back to right half, his natural position.
RUMORS PERSIST THAT CECE ISBELL TO REJOIN THE PACKERS
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - Reports still persist that Cecil Isbell, former Green Bay Packer passing star, will be back with the team this fall. He is now at Purdue as backfield coach. Coach Lambeau conferred with Cece in Chicago just prior to the All-Star game. Inside dope is that Isbell is not satisfied with the Purdue setup which is probably only for the duration and it will not surprise the fans to see the Manitowoc soft water merchant back in Packer togs come the Bear game at Green Bay September 26. When Don Hutson was presented with the most valuable player award before 50,000 in Dyche stadium Wednesday night his most significant statement was: "It it wasn't for him (Isbell) I wouldn't be here tonight."
REDKINS BETTER THAN ALL-STAR PERFORMANCE
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau dished out his first pep talk of the 1943 season this morning and then followed it with an all-out scrimmage session. The Green Bay Packer coach's speech concerned the Sept. 5 meeting with the Washington Redskins in Baltimore, and the general impression left was "Washington still is the champion of the NFL and not the club that lost to the All-Stars." More specifically Lambeau pointed out that "we are assigned to the job of beating a club that defeated our arch enemy, the Chicago Bears, Washington cannot be measured by its defeat against the Stars. The Redskins were off color Wednesday night, they were not following the ball, and their blocking and tackling was bad."..."THEY'LL BE SHARP": The coach added that "we cannot expect to meet such a Redskin club a week from Sunday. They'll be sharp and much more polished." The scrimmage this morning was designed to give the Packers the closest thing to actual game conditions. There were no holds barred and the opposing linemen and backs were instructed to cut loose. Lambeau geared his men for the scrimmage with a long signal drill and blocking session Friday morning. The gridders also spent a half hour throwing low blocks at the dummy and tackling it...LAMBEAU TO SMITH: After the players went to the showers Friday, Lambeau and Line Coach Red Smith put on a brisk 15-minute passing exhibition. The "game" was particularly amusing in that it revealed that Lambeau still can peg a football with accuracy and distance. The coach did all of the passing for the Packers when he organized the club 25 years ago, and he's still in the book as the Mr. Pass of the Packers. Oddly enough, the Packers are without the usual preseason limps, although no reports had been received on the results of the scrimmage today. Bill Kuusisto, veteran guard, suffered a cut over his eye in the last scrimmage early this week, while fullback Tony Falkenstein pulled a muscle in his leg in a signal drill. Light workouts are booked for Sunday morning at 9:30 and again Monday. A brief scrimmage session may be held next Tuesday. The club will leave for a two-game exhibition tour in the east on the Milwaukee Road at 7 o'clock Thursday morning. After the Washington game, the Packers will meet the twin Phil-Pitt outfit in Pittsburgh Sept. 12...PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED: Mike Welch, who played fullback behind Bill Daley at Minnesota last fall, is expected in the Packer camp later today or early Sunday. There is a possibility that Charley Brock, veteran center who agreed to terms Friday, will arrive Sunday from his home in Columbus, Neb. Dick Wildung, co-captain of the College All-Stars, will visit his parents in LaVerne, Minn., over the weekend before reporting here. He'll join the club shortly before it goes east. Wildung put in a great performance against Washington and received several votes in the sportswriters' most valuable player ballot. Lambeau believes his experience against the Redskins may help on Sept. 5.
UNNOTICED BLOCKING QUARTERS PLENTIFUL ON GREEN BAY TEAM
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - And now the blocking quarterback...They are the forgotten men of the Green Bay Packers' backfield. In the varied Notre Dame system, Coach Curly Lambeau uses the quarterback's chief duty is to block on every play except the famous old quarterback sneak. He rarely get a chance to score or catch a pass or make an all-league team. In fact, quarterback is the only position at which the Packers have not placed a man on any all-loop team since the writers started picking them 20 years ago. The quarterback in most other systems, particularly the T-formation, is the chief operator, the best example being Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears...BASEBALL CUTS IN: At any rate, the Packers are sporting three blocking quarterbacks - Larry Craig of South Carolina; Ben Starrett of St. Mary's and Bill McWilliams of Jordan college. McWilliams, a former big league baseball player, always wanted to play pro football but the length of the diamond season prevented him from reporting in time. This was the case two years ago when he came to the Detroit Lions a month late. McWilliams weighs 215 pounds and is six feet, two inches tall. Most experienced of the trio is Craig, who is known as Don Hutson's shadow. The former S.C. track and grid star plays Hutson's end on defense and shifts back to blocking quarter on offense...CRAIG CALLED SUPERMAN: Owner of a farm in his home state of South Carolina, Craig is called Superman by his teammates because of his perfect build. He packs 208 pounds - around a six-foot frame, and is starting his sixth season here. Starrett, although he has the experienced Craig to contend with, should have a good year, his second here. The big boy runs like a fullback and it wouldn't take much coaching to change him into a fullback. He has shown good blocking in practice this season. Starrett weighs 215 and stands 5-11.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - Many things have been written
about Don Hutson, the Packers' once-in-a-lifetime pass
receiver. We adjective slingers have strained ourselves
almost beyond "vocabularytion" telling about his terrific
speed, his footwork, cool headedness, his records and
a million other things in the last eight years. But let's
touch on a subject that heretofore has been untouched
- Hutson's hands. And before going further let's explain
that he doesn't palm glue; his fingers do not contain
magnetic devices; and he practices no form of magic.
Don's fingers are long and sinewy; they're as willowy as
Dizzy Dean's famous pitching arm used to. His hands
are "hooked" onto powerful wrists which in turn are
connected with an expanse of muscles leading down
from the shoulder. Much of his success has resulted
from his ability to catch a football like a major leaguer
would snare a baseball. This is where his hands come
in. Those long and strong fingers, sometimes grasping
12 feet off the ground, are wrapped around the ball like
you would grab a ring of sausage. Those one-handed
catches, usually made on a mad run to his right, show
best the strength and coordination in his hands.
Besides stopping the flight of the ball, he must grab it
tightly so that the spin is stopped and thereby prevent it
from leaping out of his mitt. Once he has it in his hands
he pulls it tightly to his chest or under his arm. Hutson
rarely catches a ball with his arms or in his chest, a
fact which Packer passers always keep in mind.
Sometimes, he catches short shots over the line in the
pit of his stomach, while other times he jumps that
proverbial mile for them. On long throws, Huston must
be led with a "high" ball - one that will make the man jump two feet above any defensive back. The current Hutson talk is his ability to regain his 1942 form without a passer like Cecil Isbell. Nobody knows the answer to that one now, but wait until after the Chicago Bear game here. In practice, Don is as spry as he was back in 1935. His teammates call him "Flea" because of his 174 pounds - four less than he weighed a year ago. He's taking special pains this season with Irv Comp, the rookie passer from St. Benedict's college. Comp, Tony Canadeo, No. 2 to Isbell last year, and Andy Uram, who did plenty of passing at Minnesota, are Hutson's throwers now. With free substitution this season, Hutson will probably see more offensive action than ever before. On defense, the veteran will get a chance to catch his breath under wraps on the bench.
won the title with 11 wins and no losses. This team in '29 is considered to be the greatest in Packer history, and many agrees one of the greatest grid aggregations in the history of the game," Pippen declares. Many 
Packer stars remain in Green Bay to enter business or professional life, and numerous others build successful careers elsewhere, Pippen says in asserting that good football players usually make good citizens. For example: "Don Hutson, football's greatest end, operates a bowling alley in Green Bay; he is married with two children. Don is president of the Lions club and an active worker for the Red Cross and YMCA. And so, with Laverne Dilweg in Congress, and other Packers holding similar responsible positions throughout the nation," he concludes, "it must no doubt made the many businessmen and merchants in the little city proud that they had the confidence back in 1931 to shell out $35,000 to keep the Packers in the NFL."
PACKERS, BEARS PLAN FOR BATTLE
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, while ostensibly practicing for exhibition games in the offing, have their eyes cocked on a more important date - Sunday September 26. At that time the two bitter rivals in the National Pro loop will meet in the first scheduled game for both elevens, in City stadium at Green Bay. Coach Curly Lambeau this week is giving the Packers final drills before they entrain tomorrow for the east to meet the Washington Redskins, pro league champions, in an exhibition game in Baltimore September 6. The coach is much impressed with Ted Fritsch, plunging fullback who, he said, gets to look more like Clarke Hinkle every day. Development of a running attack by the Packers has been one of the highlights of the practice sessions so far. One backfield listing included Larry Craig at blocking quarter, Tony Canadeo at left half, Lou Brock at right half and Fritsch at full. "Besides that we have Andy Uram for left or right half, Irv Comp at left half, Bob Kahler and Joe Laws at right half, Don Perkins and Tony Falkenstein at fullback and Bill McWilliams and Ben Starrett at blocking quarterback," Lambeau said. The coach admits he is pretty well stocked with tackles. In discussing Cecil Isbell, his great passer the past five years, Lambeau said, "Cece may come yet but everything is quite indefinite," and added that, "Isbell was a natural passer, a man who cannot be replaced in one season and many times in many years." Discussing the College All-Star game, the coach said that Dick Wildung, the Minnesota star will will report to the Packers, "didn't allow the Redskins to gain a foot over his tackle all night." He described Washington as a "great club that was far off color against the Stars." Down at Delafield the Chicago Bears are getting in some heavy practice sessions. Battle-scarred Bronko Nagurski evidently fits solidly into the 1943 comeback plans of the Bears, who relinquished the NFL championship to the Washington team last season after a two-year supremacy. Getting the 34-year old Nagurski out of professional wrestling arenas - where he accumulated a vast share of the mat, mauling "champeen" belts in circulation - and back into his old football harness has brought snickers from some corners of the pro grid league. "The Bears have signed him for inspirational purposes and to help coach the youngsters," these critics decry. They like to think that Bronk, All-America at Minnesota and three-time All-National League fullback a decade ago with the Bears, is burned out. But the fact is the roughhewn Minnesota farmer is going to play a lot of tackle for the Bears this fall. He is about all they've got at that position. All of last year's keymen are now in the Delafield training camp with the exception of the tackles - Joe Stydahar, Lee Artoe and Art Kolman. "The tackle situation had us worried, but when the Bronk arrives we won't have anything to fret about," Co-Coach Luke Johnsos frankly asserted. "He isn't washed up by a long shot."
WILDUNG, WELCH LOST TO PACKERS
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Gloom hung over the Packers' practice field Tuesday. Dick Wildung, Minnesota's All-American tackle, and Mike Welch, Gopher fullback, who were expected to report Wednesday, sent word that they had just been called for Navy training. Both will be sent to school in the V-7 program. They had not expected to be called until October or November. The Packers meanwhile tapered off on training for their exhibition with the Washington Redskins in Baltimore Sunday. The team will leave for the east Thursday morning. An exhibition with the combined Pittsburgh-Philadelphia team in Pittsburgh will follow a week later.
HOPES FADE THAT CECE ISBELL WILL BE WITH THE PACKERS
SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - It begins to look as if the Green Bay Packers will have to get along this season without their passing ace, Cecil Isbell, who quit the pro ranks for a coaching job at Purdue. Associated Press advises from Lafayette today said Isbell started teaching tricks of the trade to Purdue's grid squad yesterday. Isbell, a Purdue graduate, returned to his alma mater this year as assistant to coach Elmer Burnham and yesterday Burnham had Isbell drilling the Boilermaker passers. Burnham indicated the 113-man Purdue squad probably would have it first scrimmage today. Coach Curly Lambeau endeavored to get Cece to reconsider his decision to quit the Packers.
PACKER SQUAD OF 26 LEAVES FOR EASTERN EXHIBITION TOUR; TILT AT BALTIMORE SUNDAY
SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - Twenty-six Green Bay Packers left their local bailiwick today for their first and last reconnaissance assignments of the 1943 NFL exhibition campaign. After the 12-day tour, which will take them to Baltimore Sunday for a scrap with the Washington Redskins and to Pittsburgh, Sept. 12, for the Phil-Pitt contest, the Packers will dive into the real warfare - starting with the Chicago Bear invasion of City stadium Sept. 26. The first trip into enemy territory will serve as a severe test for eight rookies and 18 veterans because they will be opposing the league's defending champions, the Redskins, and the combined Pitt-Phil aggregation which is rated on a par with Washington. Coach Curly Lambeau announced during practice Wednesday afternoon that, "we're going out east to win both games. However, we can't attempt to win at the expense of our veterans. All of the rookies will get excellent chances to show their ability."...NEW MEN LISTED: The newcomers who will perform in a Packer uniform for the first time include Irv Comp, the St. Benedict left halfback who specializes in passing and running; Don Perkins, a line crashing fullback from Platteville; Tony Falkenstein, St. Mary's fullback who has been handicapped by injuries; three scrappy guards - Sherwood Fries, Colorado State; Glen Sorenson, Utah State; Pete Gudauskas, Murray State; and Walter Gudie, Wisconsin, and center Forrest McPherson, Nebraska. Lambeau is undecided on a starting team for Sunday. During the practice season he designated the following as the best unit: Don Hutson and Harry Jacunski at ends; Chet Adams and Baby Ray at tackles; Sherwood Fries and Bill Kuusisto at guards; Bob Flowers or Charley Brock at center; Larry Craig at blocking quarter; Tony Canadeo and Andy Uram at halfbacks; and Ted Fritsch at fullback...BROCK NOT  READY: Since Brock arrived only Tuesday, it appears certain that he will open Sunday and Flowers probably will start. On defense, Lambeau may put Joel Mason at fullback. Lambeau announced that waivers had been asked on tackle Paul Newell and blocking back Bill McWilliams and unless they are signed by another club they will be released. Bob Kircher, Georgetown university end, and John Wilson, Milwaukee high school wing, both of whom were here for tryouts, will not make the trip east but will resume workouts when the team returns home. The Packers left the Milwaukee Road station at 7 o'clock this morning and will arrive in Chicago at 11:30. After a four-hour stop in Chicago, the club left for Baltimore where it will arrive at 8 o'clock Friday morning. Workouts are booked for Friday and Saturday morning in the Municipal stadium in Baltimore...LOU BROCK COMING: Lou Brock, veteran right halfback, will join the team in Pittsburgh Sept. 8, but will see no action against Phil-Pitt. He'll be in condition for the classic Bear contest. The status of Buckets Goldenberg, veteran guard, remained in doubt today since no word had been received by Lambeau. Goldenberg, who may be starting his 11th season here, is expected to get back into the Packer fold since he has expressed an interest in playing. He has held four conference with Lambeau but no salary agreements were reached. It is possible that Goldenberg may join the Packers when they return home from the east and start workouts immediately for the Bear game.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - HERE'S ONE SECRET OF PACKER SUCCESS: One of the factors - one of the many factors - contributing to the past and present success and glory of the Packers has been the sustained active support of the Green Bay Association of Commerce. By helping to promote good will and ticket sales for the team at home and by advertising it abroad, the Association of Commerce has been a loyal supporter through the years. It was fortunate that
the men at the helm enjoyed football, because that 
means they were personally interested in the Packers.
Evidence of this interest on the part of the Association
of Commerce was seen in the season ticket drive so
successfully conducted Tuesday. The campaign was
handled by the association, which set up the sales 
force and attended to the many other organizational
details. The season ticket campaign was the brain 
storm of Earl S. Ward, the present secretary of the
Association of Commerce. Ward was sure that at least
a hundred men could be found willing and able to devote
one day a year to selling tickets to the Packers' home
games. Ward organized his first drive last year, only a
short time after he had come to Green Bay to begin 
work as secretary. That campaign was pronounced a
genuine secretary.In fact, many men who have lived in
Green Bay a good deal longer than him were agreeably
surprised at the result. It just shows what can be done
when energy is applied to vision. Ward would like to give 
full credit to Bob Gage, the young retail secretary of the
Association of Commerce. He worked on the campaign
both years, carrying out many of the numerous details.
A new feature of the campaign this year was the 
industrial sales force. Industries had been contacted in
former years, of course, and some good results were
reported, but this kind of soliciting lacked the interest 
that can be worked up in an intensive day campaign. 
Enthusiasm generated at some of the industries were highly contagious. There was so much of it at the Wheeler corporation plant that Red Stewart signed up 60 percent of the employees. This was the best percentage, although results also were very good at a number of other places. It's a healthy indication when you know that 60 percent of the people in a group are Packer supporters. But, as Stewart pointed out, probably 70 or 80 percent of the Wheeler workers are going to the home games this fall. Several of the employees had been contacted by campaigners previously, and promised to give them their business, and others were women who were going to the games but were leaving the matter of tickets up to their husbands or friends. It's beginning to look like a good year.
PACKER SEASON TICKET CAMPAIGN IS HUGE SUCCESS
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer fans made a most practical demonstration of their interest in the fate and fortunes of the 1943 eleven by a highly enthusiastic response to Tuesday's season ticket drive. Nearly 125 campaign workers assembled at the Beaumont hotel for a 6:30 report dinner to hear that the one-day drive had netted a total of 3,390 pledges for
tickets to the two home games this season. This total
considerably exceeds the goal of 3,000 that the workers
had set for themselves. Last year, the first time such an
organized one-day drive was sponsored by the Green
Bay Association of Commerce, 1,381 tickets were 
taken by fans. The entire season ticket sale last year,
including out-of-town orders, amounted to approximately
3,800, the all-time high. Earl S, Ward, Association of
Commerce secretary, and Bob Gage, retail secretary,
were in charge. It is apparent then that a new record for
season tickets will be set this year. Numerous regular
customers living in the city could not reached Tuesday
in the drive, and there also should be a fair sale among
fans in neighboring communities, despite the gasoline
rationing...PLAY BEARS, LIONS: The two games in
Green Bay this year involve the Packers' bitterest and
more colorful foes. Coach Curly Lambeau's eleven will
open the National league season here Sept. 26 against
the Chicago Bears. The other league game here will be
against the Detroit Lions Oct. 10. The report meeting
was a spirited affair. Packer president Lee H. Joannes
won a big round of applause for a very brief speech. "I
want to thank you all - campaign workers and fans. I
know from today's results that you're solidly behind the
team," he declared. Of the 3,390 season tickets that
were pledged Tuesday, 2,683 were signed by the street
corps and 707 were obtained by a special force working
in the 20 industrial plants in the city. The ten teams
were broken up into two-man squads, and the pair doing
the best work included Les Kelly and Dan McGuire,
members of the Philadelphia "eleven" captained by 
Harry Masse. Kelly and McGuire obtained a total of 211
pledges, and for their reward as the top paid they will go
to Milwaukee Oct. 17 for the Washington Redskins 
encounter with all "normal" expenses paid. The two high
men of the industrial sales force, Rodney Stewart and
Walter Hobbins, also will get trips to the Milwaukee
game. They won on the basis of having the highest
percentage of tickets to workers in their respective five
plants. Stewart, one of the youngest workers to take
part in the campaign, sold 90 tickets to Wheeler
corporation employees. This plant has a personnel of
150, Stewart signing up 60 percent of them. Hobbins
canvassed the Olson Transportation company, and
returned with 73 pledges for tickets. His percentage was
approximately 42, since he had 175 potential buyers.
Lee F. Lodl and Normal Wall will receive Bay football
for being third and fourth in industrial sales. Lodl worked
among Standard Oil company employees, signing 26,
and Wall contacted Cobb's Sunlit bakery personnel,
and obtained 13.
BAYS POLISH DEFENSE AGAINST 'SKIN PASSES
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau and his
Green Bay Packers took note of the fact this morning
that Sammy Baugh has completely recovered from his
spring training back injury and will be in 1-A condition
for the Packer-Washington Redskin tussle in Baltimore
Sunday afternoon. By way of introduction, Mr. Baugh is
the classy Washington pass thrower who ran second to
Cecil Isbell, the former Packer, in the race of the 
passing champion of the NFL the last two years. With
Isbell remaining at Purdue (though it is rumored otherwise), Baugh has things to himself this fall. Regardless, Lambeau spent nearly two hours explaining to his chaps how Baugh throws the ball and where he might peg it. The general idea was to have the speediest backs in the "backyard" as a defense against the Redskins' pass attack. With free substitution this fall, Lambeau is expected to keep Don Hutson a sharp pass defenseman, on the bench when the Packers do have the ball. In previous years, Larry Craig, a turnabout blocking back, went to end and Hutson moved into the backfield on defense. This season, however, Craig will remain in the backfield. One of the best pass defense experts in the league, center Charley Brock reported for today's workout. He arrived from his home in Nebraska Tuesday night and will make the trip east...SEE MOTION PICTURES: Tuesday morning's drill was washed out but in the afternoon Lambeau showed his charges motion picture of last year's Washington game. In the 1942 exhibition, the Redskins came through with two touchdowns in the last quarter to trim the Packers, 21 to 7. Lambeau received a jolt this morning 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 a possibility that Buckets Goldenberg may sign his contract. Bucket, who would be starting his 11th season here, had several conferences with Lambeau Tuesday and the Packer pilot believes the 230-pound guard is on the fence. Expected to join the club in the east is Lou Brock, right halfback, who signed three weeks ago, and his father are working overtime on their farm in Kansas. Lambeau expects to have Lou in shape for the Chicago Bear contest here Sept. 26.
BALTIMORE SCRIBE PRAISES PACKERS
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Down east in Baltimore, where Green Bay's 1943 edition of the usually potent Packers is booked for an exhibition fray with the Washington Redskins next Sunday afternoon, they are making preparations for a gala weekend. The game not only will be the first one of the season, but it will be the renewal of a colorful and friendly rivalry. If sentiments expressed by sports scribes can be taken as an indication, the Packers are both liked and respected by the Redskins and their fans. They've always spoken highly of the Green Bay warriors. For instance, here's what Sports Editor Rodger H. Pippen of the Baltimore American wrote last Sunday: "The Packers, sometimes known as the 'Green Bay Monsters', come back as old and popular friends. They were the Redskins' opponent in the game last year that was Baltimore's first taste of big time professional football." (Just to be honest, I'd better remind you that the 'Skins whipped the Packers by 28 to 7 that time.) Pippen devotes the rest of his column, and it is a long one, to a detailed biography of the Packers, whom he calls "one of the really big teams of major league football". Except for one or two minor errors, it is an accurate and highly complimentary historical sketch. The Baltimore writer tells of the Packers' early days, how Curly Lambeau started from scratch, and how the community lent its support. Speaking of the team's debut, he writes that "in 1921 when the present NFL was organized, the Packers joined up, although several of the competing members from the larger metropolitan cities frowned on taking such a small town into the league. Little did the dissenters know that the Packers would eventually become the greatest drawing card in the league when on the road." City stadium in Green Bay, Pippen tells his readers, "is considered one of the finest in the country, and seats 30,000. Imaging this in a town boasting of 40,000 population." (Here is one of his slight inaccuracies: the population is about 50,000). "The Packers have been five times champions of the pro league, and in 1929
PACKER PLAYERS DEFEAT THEMSELVES, 85-0, IN TOUGH SCRIMMAGE SATURDAY; GROUND ACTION, LINE SHINE
AUG 30 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers defeated themselves, 85 to 0, in a great offensive and defensive display on the newly-cut grass of City stadium Saturday. About 200 persons, including Packers president L.H. Joannes and Secretary-Treasurer Frank J. Jonet, sat in the stands for this unique two-hour contest which left Coach Curly Lambeau in a delightful mood. Tony Canadeo opened the scoring with a 50-yard touchdown run around right end and down the sidelines almost identical to the T.D. scamper he made against Cleveland here last fall. Irv Comp, new back from St. Benedict college, threaded his way over right tackle for 11 yards and the next touchdown. Chet Adams, who did not leave his tactful toe in Cleveland, kicked both extra points, the result of which forced Assistant Trainer Gus Seaburg to look under the west end zone stands for the ball. The sideline statisticians stopped counting after Ted Fritsch, Comp and Canadeo slammed over touchdowns again...KEEP FIGURE CONSERVATIVE: Some estimates on the final pointage ran as high as 125, but the figure had to be conservative because, really, there wasn't any opposition - none that would carry the ball. Generally, the scrimmage gave Lambeau a hint that he has a good running game to throw against National league opponents. What few passes were thrown also looked good, although the team's ace pass receiver, Don Hutson, did not take part. He and Lambeau directed the defense, while Line Coach Red Smith kept his eye on the defense. Lambeau's "ace" forward wall raised particular havoc both on defense and offense. He started Joel Mason and Harry Jacunski at ends, Baby Ray and Adams at tackle, Bill Kuusisto and Sherwood Fries at guards, and Bob Flowers at center. On the defense were Bob Kircher, a new lad from Georgetown university here on a trial basis, and Dick Evans at end, Tiny Croft and Paul Newell at tackles, Pete Gudauskas and Glen Sorenson at guards, and Forrest McPherson at center. Starting in the offensive backfield were Ben Starrett at blocking quarterback, Joe Laws at right half, Irv Comp at left half and Ted Fritsch at right half. On the defense were Bill McWilliams at blocking back, Bob Kahler at right half, Andy Uram at left and Don Perkins at fullback...REFEREE LARRY CRAIG: As the scrimmage progressed, the offensive linemen and backs were put on defense and vice versa. The only bench warmers, tackle Paul Berezney, fullback Tony Falkenstein, and end John Wilson, were given great portions of duty as was Larry Craig who started the game as referee. So pleased was Lambeau that he rewarded his charges with a free Sunday, which will probably be the last until sometime in December. He chased his boys back into action this morning for a light workout. A scrimmage may be held Tuesday on Wednesday morning. The team goes east Thursday morning for games with Washington in Baltimore next Sunday afternoon and with Phil-Pitt in Pittsburgh Sept. 12. The Saturday scrimmage produced no serious injuries. Trainer Bud Jorgensen's list revealed the following slight hurts: Don Perkins, kink in back; Bob Kahler, charley horse; Glen Sorenson, pulled internal ligament; Bill McWilliams, pulled muscle in shoulder; Bob Kircher, charley horse...WELCH IN U.S. NAVY: Lambeau announced today that fullback Mike Welch, who had signed a Packer contract, would be unable to report this season. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Saturday afternoon. Welch played fullback under All-American Bill Daley at Minnesota last fall. Charley Brock, the veteran center who came to Lambeau's terms by telephone Friday, is expected to arrive in Green Bay from his home in Nebraska tonight. The only other player expected this week is Dick Wildung, College All-Star tackle who left for LuVerne, Minn., after the All-Star game last Wednesday to spend several days with his parents.
BIG SALE EXPECTED IN PACKERS' SEASON TICKET DRIVE TUESDAY
AUG 30 (Green Bay) - A corps of 100 or more super Green Bay Packer fans will take to the streets, offices and stores Tuesday for the second annual Association of Commerce season ticket drive. The soliciting will follow an 8 o'clock breakfast in the Beaumont hotel Tuesday morning and will close with a report dinner at 6 o'clock in the evening. The workers will take pledged to purchase ducats for the Bays' two home games - the Chicago Bears Sept. 26 and the Detroit Lions Oct. 10. No money will be collected, but a pledge promising to pay a representative of the Packer ticket office will be signed by each ticket purchaser...SPECIAL INDUSTRIAL FORCE: Besides the street corps, there will be a special industrial force of 20 or more men, all representatives of 20 Green Bay firms, who will contact employees in their respective plants. Plant men selling the most tickets will receive a ticket and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Washington-Packer game in Milwaukee Oct. 17. The workers will have no bargain prices to offer. Last year, the solicitors could sell three $3.30 tickets for $8.25 - a saving of $1.65. This year, however, the workers will reveal the advantages of buying a season ticket to the fan, such as the assurance of having good, and the same, seats for the two contests. Another change in the procedure was announced by Ralph Smith, Packer ticket director. This year there will be no mail order sales, principally due to the fact that there are only two home games. Names of those who generally purchase tickets by mail will be supplied the workers. Workers will be divided into ten teams of ten or more players each. Various working areas will be assigned and the solicitors will be given the names of "prospect" or those who purchased tickets last year...PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT: Possibilities of a record-breaking campaign became brighter today with developments on the Packer field where Coach Curly Lambeau is lining up what appears to be another championship contender. Signing of center Charley Brock is expected to bolster an already-experienced and tough forward wall. When buying season tickets, fans will assure themselves of a seat at what likely will be two of the best games of the season. The Bears, being the Packers' natural rivals, need little introduction, while the Detroit Lions will be playing under a pass-minded coach, Gus Dorais. The Lions have more manpower than any other club in the circuit, 55 players having reported for the opening practice.
WORKERS REPORT RESULTS OF PACKER SEASON TICKET CAMPAIGN AT DINNER MEETING TONIGHT
AUG 31 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers kept their fingers crossed today - a hopeful gesture of good luck for the 125 men who are selling season tickets. Today the Association of Commerce conducted its annual breakfast-to-dinner campaign for season tickets. The workers reported for a breakfast at the Beaumont hotel at 8 o'clock this morning, and they'll report back to the Beaumont to reveal results at 6 o'clock this evening. Besides this group, there are 20 plant representatives who are contacting employees at their respective places of work. There were no campaign results available up to noon today, but full details will be revealed at the dinner meeting. Coach Curly Lambeau stepped up practice today and dished out several "hand-to-hand" assignments that involved live blocking and tackling. The team will taper off with a light workout Wednesday...LEAVE THURSDAY MORNING: The Packers will leave for their eastern tour at 7 o'clock Thursday morning on the Milwaukee Road. They'll put out of Chicago at 3:15 Thursday afternoon and get into Baltimore at 8 o'clock Friday morning. A stiff workout is on tap for sometime Friday in Baltimore, where they will take on the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon. They'll remain in the east until after their game with the combined Phil-Pitt unit in Pittsburgh Sept. 12. Preparations for the classic Chicago Bear game here will start about Sept. 14. The big Bears will invade City stadium Sept. 26 in the opening National league encounter. Charley Brock, veteran center who agreed to Packer terms over the weekend, was expected to report sometime today. It is doubtful whether Brock will play against Washington, although he may be in shape for the Phil-Pitt game. All depends on whether or not he had been working out at his home in Columbus, Neb...TWO WORKOUTS DAILY: This week marked the start of double practice sessions. The morning workout starts at 9:30 and the club meets again on the practice field at 2:30 for the afternoon drill. Monday's action saw the backs get nearly two hours of drills on dashes through the center of the line and around the ends. Lambeau harped on "deception and more deception" on every play. Lack of deception was a thorn in the sides of the Packers a year ago, especially in the Chicago game here. Sideline observers at the practice Monday has some difficulty in following the ball as one back shot around right end, the other around left, and the remaining two through the center of the forward wall...TRAIN FOR MAGIC: Lambeau is teaching all of his backs to be first-rate magicians, with equal ability to make the ball disappear - at least out of the sight of the opponents. As usual, Lambeau spent considerable time polishing up his passing attack, with Tony Canadeo and Irv Comp doing most of the throwing. All of the backs and, of course, the ends had a hand in the receiving.
TED FRITSCH, ASSERTS LAMBEAU, IS MUCH LIKE GREAT CLARKE HINKLE
AUG 31 (Green Bay) - Ted Fritsch, the Green Bay Packers' sophomore fullback, was mentioned in the same breath with Clarke Hinkle by Coach Curly Lambeau during a football cocktail hour following the Kiwanis club's luncheon at the Hotel Northland Monday noon. "Ted is a better prospect now than Hinkle was in his second year with the Packers," the coach revealed, adding that "Fritsch is vicious at the line and a fellow who catches passes like the loosest of ends or halfbacks." The coach declared that the two are similar in many respects. Both are expert field goal kickers and punters and both can run through an open field like a halfback, while the line-shattering abilities of Hinkle are being duplicated by Fritsch. Although he said Fritsch "still must prove his value this fall," Lambeau pointed out that "we'll have another Hinkle in Fritsch."...CHECKS EACH POSITION: The coach went over each position, discussed the possibilities of the newcomers and, in general, painted a rather rosy picture for 1943. He admitted that "we had good breaks in getting players," but added that "they could go the other way over night." Development of a running attack, which he described as the best in the
last several years, is one of the highlights thus far,
although he expressed great enthusiasm over the line
as well. One backfield listing included Larry Craig at
blocking quarterback, Tony Canadeo at left half, Lou
Brock at right half, and Fritsch at full. "Besides that we
have Andy Uram for left or right half, Irv Comp at left
half, Bob Kahler and Joe Laws at right half, Don Perkins
and Tony Falkenstein at fullback, and Bill McWilliams
and Ben Starrett at blocking quarterback."...MANY
GOOD TACKLES: The coach admitted he had trouble
trying to name a starting line because "we have so 
many good tackles." The top defensive line included
Craig, who shifts from back to end with Don Hutson, 
and Harry Jacunski at ends, Chet Adams and Baby
Ray at tackles, Sherwood Fries and Bill Kuusisto at
guards and Charley Brock at center. He made special
mention of Paul Berezney, whom he called a "great
tackle." Other line replacements mentioned were Dick
Evans, Bob Kircher, and Joel Mason at ends, Tiny Croft
and Paul Newell at tackles, Glen Sorenson and Pete
Gudauskas at guards, and Forrest McPherson and Bob
Flowers at center...CANADEO BEST PASSER: The
coach said that "Canadeo is the best passer on the field
while Comp is coming along." He called Comp a
combination of Verne Lewellen and George Sauer, with
great abilities as a runner." In discussing Cecil Isbell, 
great passer of the last five years, Lambeau said that
"Cece may come yet but everything is quite indefinite,"
and added that "Isbell was a natural passer, a man who
cannot be replaced in one season and many times in
many years." Discussing the College All-Star game, the
coach said that Dick Wildung, the Minnesota star who
will report to the Packers, "didn't allow the Redskins to
gain a foot over his tackle all night." He described the
Redskins as a "great club that was far off color against
the Stars." Lambeau was introduced by Dr. G.J. Mortell,
Kiwanis club president.