PACKERS DEFEAT SAMPSON NAVAL CENTER ELEVEN, 25-14
SEPT 8 (Sampson, NY) - The powerful Green Bay Packers had too much power and experience for Lieut. Comdr. Jim Crowley's Sampson naval eleven here Thursday afternoon, outplaying the Bluejackets in every department for a 25-14 victory. The Packers' wealth of good backs ran through the Bluejacket line almost at will at times, rolling up 11 first downs to Sampson's 4;
gaining 181 yards rushing to Sampson's 122 and 150
yards passing to Sampson's 51. The Bays completed
six out of 13 attempted passes, most of them for big
gains. Sampson connected only one out of six...LEAVE
FOR BUFFALO: The Packers left this morning for
Buffalo, where they are to play the Boston Yanks in a
preseason exhibition Sunday. Green Bay showed
considerable more offensive and defensive strength
today than they did the Yanks last Sunday. The margin
of victory was practically the same, Sampson bowing to
the Yanks, 14-0, but the teamwork and precision with
which the Packers ran their plays was far superior to
that of the new National league entry, and Sampson
displayed much better form than it did against the
Yanks. The game here provided many a thrill for the
more than 10,000 Blue Jackets, who are confined to the
center during the full period of their recruit training. The
third Packer touchdown, which as things turned out
decided the game, was of the highly sensational variety.
..PASS LATERAL WORKS: Fading all the way back to
his own 40, Lou Brock threw a perfectly timed aerial far
down the field to Dick Bilda on the Sampson 30. With
Sampson tacklers all around him, Bilda lateraled to
Hammel, who was racing at full speed a few yards
behind. Hammel went unmolested over the goal line.
The first Packer score came in the opening quarter
when Lou Brock skirted wide around his left end for a
touchdown. Roy McKay passed to Hammel on the
Sampson five, and Hammel stumbled over the last
marker. The third tally was the thrilling Brock to Bilda
pass. Comp hit center for the final Packer score in the last quarter. Sampson's first touchdown was on a pass, Ed Greenfield to Norm Orea, who was in the clear on Green Bay's 30. Nich Terlizzi blocked and recovered a Green Bay kick in the end zone for the second marker.
SEPT 8 (Green Bay) - Ralph C. Smith, director of ticket sales, announced today that the Packer ticket office in the Legion building will remain open for business until 9 o'clock tonight. The office will be closed Saturday night, but beginning next Monday it will be open daily from 9 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night.
PACKERS, BOSTON YANKS TO MEET IN BUFFALO EXHIBITION SUNDAY; BOTH HOLD FINAL DRILLS
SEPT 9 (Buffalo) - Capitalizing on Buffalo's current brisk weather, the National league Boston Yanks went through a double drill in Civic stadium Friday in preparation for Sunday's skirmish with the Green Bay Packers. A crowd of 25,000 is expected. Meanwhile, the Bays sandwiched a single workout between the Yanks' morning and afternoon sessions. Coach Curly Lambeau's athletes played at Sampson naval training center Thursday, and the old Notre Dame star contented himself with ordering passing, kicking and running plays. Don Hutson, the league's record-breaking scorer, looked good as he caught passes with nonchalant ease, and Irv Comp, who completed 50 percent of his throws last season, showed uncanny accuracy as he flipped to Hutson and other receivers...HAS EYE INFECTION: Hutson, coming back after another retirement, has been troubled with an eye infection for three weeks, and Lambeau hopes it will be cleared up by game time. Herb Kopf, the Yanks' head man, put the emphasis on his "QT" formation, which combined the better features of the "T" and the single wing, with the snapper back sending the ball either to the quarterback or tailback. This attack is as complicated as a Chinese fire drill, and Kopf is bending every effort toward perfect timing. Like Lou Little, with whom he worked for years, Kopf is a stickler for details. The importance with which the clubs regard the game is
evidenced by the fact that each scouted the other in
recent weeks. Green Bay had Buckets Goldenberg, the
veteran guard, spotting the Yanks Wednesday night in
Cleveland, while Kopf sent one of his aides to Sampson,
Tillie Manton. Neither got much for his pains except for
a train ride. The rain prevented the Yanks and Rams
from running through their repertoires, and Green Bay
played it close to the vest against Sampson...LIO
SPLITS UPRIGHTS: Manton was obviously pleased as
he watched Augie Lion work out today. The 230-pound
guard from Georgetown was splitting the uprights on a
consistent basis with placements from varying lengths.
"You know," he confided to a reporter, "that Kopf had me
sign a dollar-a-year contract as a player, then he told
me if I didn't develop a few placekickers he'd make me
do it myself." Manton was a human metronome during his career with the New York Giants. He converted so regularly it became monotonous. The clubs will work at the scene of the game again today.
PACKERS MEET BOSTON YANKS SUNDAY IN GAME AT BUFFALO
SEPT 9 (Buffalo) - The Green Bay Packers, heading home after two weeks in the east, stop in Buffalo, N.Y., today for a game Sunday against the Boston Yanks, newest club in the NFL. After this game the Packers return to their own backyard to prepare for the league opener a week from Sunday at Milwaukee against the Brooklyn Tigers. Tomorrow's game will be broadcast by Russ Winnie. A crowd of 25,000 is expected at City stadium in Buffalo for the game. There is a possibility that Don Hutson, stellar end who recently signed to play for the tenth season, may get into the Boston game. Boston has purchased some Pro league vets. Dave Smukler and Leo the Lion were secured from Detroit; George Cafego came from Washington and Bert Davis formerly performed for Philadelphia. Green Bay will uncover a pair of star recruit backs against the Bostonese as Roy McKay, from Texas U, and Paul Duhart, former Florida ace, are a couple of "triple-threaters" who can do things with a football.
YANKS GET LAUX
SEPT 9 (Philadelphia) - The Philadelphia Eagles announced today the sale of quarterback Ted Laux to the Boston Yanks, new member of the NFL. General Manager Henry Thayer said the deal is contingent upon the former St. Joseph's College player's recovery from a knee injury.
BOSTON YANKS BATTLE FOR BERTHS IN BUFFALO GAME WITH PACKERS
SEPT 10 (Buffalo) - It's carded merely as an exhibition game, but the clash between the Boston Yanks and the Green Bay Packers here at the Municipal Stadium tomorrow afternoon is of great importance to the new Boston entry. The game today may go a long way in settling the fate of several doubtful players and should influence Coach Herb Kopf as to his starting lineup in the Yanks' first National League game with Philadelphia two weeks from Tuesday night at Boston. With the addition of Frank Gaziano, former Holy Cross guard who joined the squad in Cleveland last Wednesday, the Yanks now have 36 men on their squad. Eight must be shaved off before the opening game. This means that everybody who faces the Packers is going to be in there battling all the way. Then, too, since many of the experts agree that the Packers loom as the Western Division champs now that Don Hutson has agreed to play one more year, it will be interesting to see how the "Cinderella club", the outfit that was molded together out of the clouds in a month's time, will do against classy opposition.
PACKERS MEET BOSTON ON BUFFALO GRID TODAY
SEPT 10 (Buffalo) - The Green Bay Packers arrived here Saturday afternoon, after a week of training at the Sampson naval base, ready to take their final test under fire against the new Boston Yankees in municipal stadium here Sunday. A week hence, they will open the league season against Brooklyn in Milwaukee. The Packers will go into Sunday's game with two games under their belts and the Yankees with one. Green Bay bowed to the Washington Redskins, 20-7, at Baltimore a week ago, and then with second and third stringers carrying the hod, beat Jimmy Crowley's Sampson naval station team in midweek, 25-14. Bob Kopf's Yankees, in their only start so far, bowed to the Cleveland Rams in an exhibition at Cleveland, 9-0. Lambeau, upon arriving here, indicated that he would have his regulars and the most promising of the new men do most of the hard work Sunday. The game against Sampson gave him the chance he wanted to see the less promising men under fire. The others will get their final test here. Under league rules, he will have to cut his roster to meet the player limit of 28 before the league opener with Brooklyn. The week of work since the Washington game, including almost daily scrimmages against the Sampson squad, left Curly Lambeau, who has championship aspirations, in a fairly happy frame of mind. It was just the kind of work the Packers needed. Bob McKay especially looked good in both running and passing. The Packers will leave here immediately after Sunday's game and be back in Green Bay Monday. WTMJ, with Russ Winnie at the "mike", will broadcast Sunday's game, starting at 1 o'clock (Milwaukee time).