EXHIBITION - Green Bay Packers (1-0) 19, College All-Stars 7
Thursday August 30th 1945 (at Chicago)
Hall of Famer Charley Trippi earned this trophy for his efforts in the 1945 College All-Star game in which he was named the Most Valuable Player. Trippi later signed with the Chicago Cardinals and helped lead the team to victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1947 NFL Championship Game. Following a stellar nine-season career in the NFL, Trippi was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968.
GAME RECAP (CHICAGO TRIBUNE)
(CHICAGO) - The Green Bay Packers, champions of professional football, raced to a 12 to 0 lead over the All-Stars last night in Soldiers' field and then maneuvered with this fulcrum to force the college players into a decisive 19 to 7 defeat. It was the 12th in the series of games sponsored by
the Chicago Tribune Charities, Inc., and it was seen by 92,753 fans. These
thousands paid $221,550 and the net proceeds will be given to the army air
forces aid society and Chicago servicemen's center, the actual winners in the
annual contest. The Packers' victory was an achievement many in the vast
throng earlier had believed beyond their capabilities despite their experience.
This experience paid off, however, and it was the most experienced man on 
the field, Don Hutson, who made the contest a statistical compilation. Hutson,
starting his 11th professional campaign - he was graduated from Alabama and
competed in the 1935 All-Star game - scored 11 of the Packers' points.
DON STARTS THE SCORING
Hutson opened with a field goal which climaxed a Green Bay drive after the
Packers received the kickoff. He added points after two touchdowns and the
last of these came after his own 85 yard run after he had intercepted a pass
by Perry Moss, freshman star from the University of Tulsa's 1944 team.
Hutson's run, executed with decisive action that
results from years of competition, proved to be the
highlight of the game. He got away with his sprinter's
start, cut to his right to take advantage of his early
convoy of blockers, and then straightened his course
down the east sideline to beat all pursuers. He was
preceded by Clyde Goodnight, the Packers' freshman
end, who demonstrated an excellent running block on
the last All-Star defender, Charles Mitchell, who last
season was a teammate of Goodnight's at Tulsa.
SECOND VICTORY FOR PACKERS
Hutson's touchdown stultified the All-Stars' spirit 
which occasionally had threatened to congeal a 
lackadaisical attack into cohesive action. It set the
final tabulation of 19 to 7 and clinched Green Bay's
second victory in three appearances in the series. The
NFL now has won seven of 12 games, lost three, and
two have been tied. Previously the Packers were
beaten in 1937 by the squad coached by Gus Dorais,
6 to 0. In 1940 they won, 45 to 28. Bernie Bierman,
head coach of the defeated All-Stars, has credit for the 1936 tie with the Detroit Lions. That score was 7-all. The game last night, resplendent as always with the panoply of the massed bandsmen marching with illuminated instruments in the darkened arena, did  not have the thrill of accomplishment which has characterized some previous All-Star contests. Throughout there was a sense of frustration in the performance of both teams.
​FUMBLES PROVE COSTLY
The All-Stars in particular passed up scoring opportunities, the most aggravating being a fumble by Les Horvath, Ohio State back, after Charley Trippi had carried the ball to within two yards of the Packers' goal in the last period. This was the most serious, as far as scoring was concerned, but a fumble by Tom Harmon, after a sparkling 46 yard run, was almost equally disastrous to the collegians. Harmon broke loose on third down and went to Green Bay's 24 yard line with the verve which had been the mark of his play at Michigan five years ago. As he was tackled, he fell and then was hit by at least two men as he lay helpless. Harmon was withdrawn from the game and did not return. From a technical standout Harmon seemed to be down before the Packers' secondary tackles sent him to the sideline. Since the game was played under collegiate rules, in the main, the fumble possibly should not have been recorded. The ruling by referee Ronald Gibbs, whether right or wrong, provoked long disapprobation from the fans.
PACKERS SCORE EARLY
The contest principally was an air engagement. The All-Stars attempted 22 passes, two less than the champions. The completion score was 10 to 9 for Green Bay. Interceptions were most important in that Hutson put away the decision by this means. In yards gained by rushing, the Packers had a clear advantage of 132 yards to 68. Green Bay lost the toss, which permitted the All-Stars to have advantage of defending the north goal with the wind at their backs. The Packers chose to receive and began their assault from their own 44 yard line. Irv Comp's passes to Lou Brock, Ted Fritsch and Hutson carried to the All-Star 19 yard line in four plays. Comp missed on a pass but gained 5 yards at the All-Stars' left tackle. Hutson was held to a 2 yard gain on an end around play so on fourth down Don placekicked with the ball on the All-Star 20, and as it soared between the posts, the Packers led, 3 to 0.
SAFETY HELPS PACKERS
This 3 to 0 lead stood at the end of the quarter. In the second period the Packers added a safety which possibly explained the mental confusion of the All-Stars. Bob Kennedy, former Washington State fullback, who unquestionably was the best of the college men at the position, intercepted Comp's pass in his own end zone. He decided to run the ball out behind quickly formed interference, got 3 yards beyond the goal line, and then ran diagonally back. He was tackled in the scoring zone which automatically gave Green Bay two points and a 5 to 0 lead. Kennedy's confusion, not at all unusual since the goal posts were on the goal line, a professional football rule - set the tempo for other errors. Before the half ended Walter Schlinkman of Texas Tech replacing Kennedy at fullback, fumbled and Buford Ray of the Packers recovering on his own 20 yard line. Herman Rohrig passed on the next play to Roy McKay over Charley Mitchell's head for the touchdown. Hutson added the extra point for Green Bay's 12 to 0 advantage.
ALL-STARS SCORE ON PASS
The All-Stars then went into the T formation. From their own 28 yard line, Harmon and Kennedy moved to a first down and then Kennedy, taking a lateral from Don Greenwood, passed to Nick Scollard, former St. Joseph college end, and Scollard ran 35 yards to complete a 62 yard scoring play. Harmon kicked the point. The Packers now led, 12 to 7, which was the halftime tabulation. This sudden score encouraged thousands of All-Star supporters. It was done so easily that there seemed no reason why these college men couldn't duplicate. However, their line, which at no time matched the professional, failed again and again and the All-Star backs fumbled as scoring opportunities presented. Trippi fumbled a lateral and Harry Jacunski of the Packers recovered, later Comp fumbled when he was tackled by Bill Willis and Damon Tassos recovered. Comp was injured but he later returned to the game. Then the stage was set for Harmon's brilliant 46 yard dash which was nullified by Gibbs' decision on the alleged fumble and the teams went into the final period. The Packers led, 12 to 7. Moss passed to Ted Cook of Alabama for 9 yards on the first play of the fourth period. Moss threw again and this time Hutson intercepted and went 85 yards to score.
GREEN BAY -  3  9  0  7 - 19
ALL-STARS -  0  7  0  0 -  7
1st - GB - Hutson, 20-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Team safety, Bob Kennedy tackled in end zone after interception GB 5-0
2nd - GB - McKay pass from Rohrig, 20-yard pass (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 12-0
2nd -COLL - Nick Scolard, 35-yard pass from McKay after lateral fr Bob Long (Tom Harmon kick) GB 12-7
4th - GB - Hutson, 82-yard interception return (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 19-9
NEWS AND NOTES
PLAY BY PLAY STORY OF PROS' 19 TO 7 VICTORY OVER ALL-STARS
AUGUST 31 (Chicago) - Following is a play by play account of the 12th annual All-Star football game in Soldiers' field last night:
FIRST QUARTER - The All-Stars won the toss and chose the north goal. Don Greenwood kicked off to Don Hutson, who returned 21 yards to the Packers' 44. Comp passed wide to Lou Brock on the first play and the latter raced down the sidelines 24 yards to the Collegians' 32. Another pass, Comp to Fritsch, was good for 3 yards. After Comp made 3 at center he whipped a pass over the middle to Hutson on the 19 yard line. A pass was incomplete and Comp hit right tackle for 5. Hutson made 3 on an end around and on fourth down he kicked a field goal from 20 yard line. Score - Green Bay 3; All-Stars 0. Sorenson kicked off to Trippi who returned 12 yards to the All-Stars' 25. Trippi failed to gain and the collegians were offside. Kennedy made two yards on a buck and Trippi kicked 78 yards over the Packers' goal for a touchback, placing the ball on the 20 yard line. Three plays netter only two yards and Lou Brock kicked to Trippi who returned 5 yards to the Packers' 44. After Kennedy lost 3 on a buck, Trippi passed over the middle to Huber of Notre Dame for 16 yards on the Packers' 21. Greenwood made 5 on a reverse and Trippi picked up 5 more on a delayed buck for a first down on the 20. Trippi failed to gain at end, but the Packers were penalized 5 yards for offside. Trippi's pass on the goal line was intercepted by Charley Brock, who returned to the Packers' 27 yard line. The Packers couldn't gain in three plays and McKay punted out of bounds on the All-Stars' 33. Kennedy made 3 at right tackle and Moss passed to Huber for 15 yards, putting the ball on the Packers' 49. Another pass, Moss to Shedlosky, was good for 12 and another first down on Green Bay's 35. Kennedy made 3 at center. A pass to Huber was incomplete. A second pass was intercepted by Joe Laws, who returned 5 yards to the Packers' 27. Perkins swept left end for 3. McKay rifled a pass to Jacunski for 13 yards and Laws went inside right tackle for 16 to the All-Stars' 38. Laws went over tackle for 3 yards as the first quarter ended. Score - Green Bay 3; All-Stars 0
SECOND QUARTER - Tom Harmon entered the All-Star lineup at left half. Perkins of the Packers hit right tackle for 15 yards. Rohrig failed to gain on a buck. McKay hit the same spot for 3 but the Packers were penalized five yards for offside. Kennedy intercepted Comp's pass in the end zone and carried it out 2 yards and then retreated behind the goal line where he was tackled for a safety. Score - Green Bay 5; All-Stars 0. Hutson returned the Collegians' free kick to the All-Stars' 48. Two plays gained only 2 yards and Comp's long pass was intercepted by Mitchell who returned 15 yards to the All-Stars' 38. The Collegians couldn't gain and on fourth down Harmon punted to Comp on the Packers' 31. The Packers were penalized 5 yards for offside. On the next play Fritsch smacked center for 6 and then picked up 3 more at the same spot. McKay shot a pass down the center to Hutson for 11 yards and a first down on the Packers' 44. After two passes were incomplete, McKay punted over the goal line for a touchback, giving the All-Stars possession on their 20 yard line. Walter Schlinkman fumbled on the first play and Ray recovered for Green Bay on the Collegian's 20. Rohrig passed wide to McKay, who ran 10 yards for a touchdown. Hutson placekicked the extra point. Score - Green Bay 12; All-Stars 0. Harmon received the kickoff behind the goal line and returned 30 yards to the Collegian's 27. Harmon hit tackle for 4 and picked up 7 more on a lateral from Greenwood. Kennedy faked an end run and passed to Nick Scollard who raced 30 yards for a touchdown. Harmon kicked the extra point. Score - Green Bay 12; All-Stars 7. Bentz kicked off to Fritsch who returned 5 yards to the Packers' 34 yard line. Laws got three at center and Perkins went around his left end for 13 yards. Four pass plays were incomplete and the All-Stars took possession on the Packers' 49. Trippi went around his left end for 15 yards as the second quarter ended. Score - Green Bay 12; All-Stars 7.
THIRD QUARTER - Sorenson kicked off for Green Bay over the goal line and the Collegians took the ball on their 20 yard line. Kennedy sliced through center for 13 and Trippi added three more at left tackle. Trippi fumbled, on the next play and Jacunski recovered for Green Bay on the All-Stars' 25 yard line. Perkins made a yard at center. On the next play Warrington intercepted Lou Brock's pass and returned 12 yards to the Collegians' 24. Kennedy passed over center to Trippi who ran 15 yards to the All-Stars' 45. The All-Stars were penalized 15 yards for holding but Trippi gained back 10 on a quick opening play at center. Two plays gained 3 yards and Trippi kicked to the Packers' 12 yard line. After an incomplete pass, Perkins broke through right tackle for 10 yards, then hit the other side for 9. Comp fumbled on the next play and Tassos recovered for the All-Stars on the Packers' 34 yard line. Three consecutive passes were broken up by the Packers. Trippi's fourth down pass was intercepted by Hutson who returned 5 yards to the Packers' 18. McKay whipped a pass to Hutson for 12 yards. After two plays failed to gain, McKay passed over the middle to Luhn on the Packers' 49 yard line. Trippi intercepted McKay's long pass and returned 27 yards to the Collegians' 34. Horvath made a yard on a quick opening play but the All-Stars were penalized five yards for offside. On the next play Harmon raced around his right end fo r46 yards. He fumbled when tackled and the ball was recovered by Charley Brock for Green Bay on its 24 yard line. Fritsch made 8 yards around his right end. Laws smacked center for three but fumbled when tackled and Bell recovered for the All Stars on the Packers' 35 yard line as the quarter ended. Score - Green Bay 12; All-Stars 7.
FOURTH QUARTER - Moss pitched a screen pass to Cook for 9 yards. Hutson intercepted Moss' pass on the 15 yard line and returned 85 yards for a touchdown. Hutson kicked the extra point. Score - Green Bay 19; All-Stars 7. Trippi returned the kickoff 23 yards to the All-Stars' 35. Trippi passed to Huber for 9 yards. Another pass, Trippi to Shedlosky, was good for 10 yards and a first down on the Packers' 46 yard line. Trippi hit off tackle for 6 yards and then passed to Shedlosky for 7 more and another first down on the 33 yard line. Trippi's long pass was intercepted by McKay who returned 5 yards to the Packers' 17 yard line. Two plays gained 5 yards and McKay's pass was intercepted by Trippi who returned 36 yards to the Packers' 2 yard line. He was injured on the play and replaced by Les Horvath. Allen made a yard at center but the Collegians were penalized five yards for offside. Horvath fumbled on the next play and Monaco recovered for Green Bay on the 20. Perkins went around left end for 44 yards before being caught from behind on the All-Stars' 41. The Packers made 9 yards in two plays but were penalized 15 for holding. Lou Brock punted over the goal line for a touchback, and the Collegians took possession on their 20.The All-Stars made 11 yards and a first down on three running plays. The Packers held at this point and forced the Collegians to kick. Sizemore's punt going out of bounds on the Packers' 30. Perkins sparked a march which carried to midfield, as the game ended. Score - Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7.
NEW PRO LEAGUE TO PLAY IN NORTH-SOUTH DIVISIONS
​SEPTEMBER 1 (Chicago) - Girding for a knockdown, dragout battle with the NFL for postwar patronage, the new All-American conference Saturday announced its eight clubs will play in north-south divisions in 1946. Commissioner James Crowley, left halfback of Notre Dame's famed four horsemen backfield, presiding at the opening session of a two day organizational meeting, said the All-America would line up as follows for sectional competitions: North Section - Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Buffalo. South Section - Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and a fourth city to be selected at the current meeting. All teams will face each other on a home and home basis, playing 14 games each during the regular season. The sectional champions will meet at the winning south city at Christmas time, Crowley said. The National league operated on an east-west sectional basis. Asserting that the league has contracted the services of  more than 150 players and has booked playing sites for every member, Crowley declared: "The All-America league has a football now and it's blown up." The jibe was in retort to a comment made last winter by Commissioner Elmer Layden of the NFL after the All-America had tossed a peace feeler. The National league, Layden asserted, could not talk cooperation with a rival that "doesn't even own a football yet." "We'll tend to our knitting and let the chips fall where they may," Crowley asserts, adding that he would open a league office in the Empire State building at New York around September 10. He emphasized that since Layden threw down the gauntlet, the All-America has stepped on the National league's toes by signing away such players as Bob Steuber of the Chicago Bears and Lou Rymkus of the Washington Redskins. "We previously agreed to stay away from National league contracted players, but now it has to be every man for himself," Crowley said.
CURLY LAMBEAU DID A GREAT JOB; NOW HE'S FACING TOUGHER TASK
​SEPTEMBER 2 (Milwaukee Journal) - One name above all others stands out in the 19-7 victory of the Green Bay Packers over the College All-Stars Thursday night, and it wasn't mentioned much in any of the stories of the game. It is Curly Lambeau's name. The big Belgian, who organized the Packers in 1919 and who has been "a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night" to them ever since, did one of the finest all-around coaching jobs of his career in preparation for the game. Certainly, in any analysis, he did a better job than Bernie Bierman. He had no better material, except perhaps for Hutson, no more of it, if as much, and no more time in which to get ready. Yet he had a sharper team mentally, as well conditioned a team physically, despite the fact that he dealt with many older men, and a better prepared team mechanically. There may be an inclination to ascribe Green Bay's superiority in the mechanics of play to coordination carried over from the year before. To an extent this is true, but only to an extent. There have been other All-Star teams which have not only been as sharp or sharper mentally than the pros, but just as sharp or sharper mechanically. Harry Stuhldreher's team two years ago was one...A HEALTH SITUATION: In only one thing, beside the presence of a man like Hutson, did Lambeau probably have a potential coaching advantage. There were things written about the Packers before the game which cast doubt over their chances. There were other things written about the All-Stars which cast further doubt. Lambeau squeezed both of them dry - to Green Bay's advantage. At no time did he let his players forget what some people thought of them. He worked in an ideal psychological situation. The further truth is that Lambeau, regardless of what the "I told you so boys" now say, was honestly worried. He himself was in a healthy coaching mood. He refused to kid himself. He knew the shortcomings of his own material and the strengths of the All-Stars and he had an honest doubt about the outcome - at one time almost a fear. "We'll have to be at our best to win," he said the day before the game, and he meant it. And who thought the Packers - those "old" men - could really be at their best in three week's time? If they weren't, they were still close enough to it to win...MISTAKES COSTLY: The breaks went to the Packers, which isn't strange, however, for they generally go to a team prepared as the Packers were. The team not so well prepared will miss little opportunities and will make little mistakes, and the All-Stars did both. The opportunities they missed were many. Their consolation touchdown developed on a play begun on their own 38 yard line. On their real scoring opportunities, of which there were seven, they were consistently stopped, and not always by Green Bay. Their own mistakes were costly. Harmon, for instance, fumbled on Green Bay's 23 yard line. Horvath fumbled on Green Bay's six. Kennedy gave the Packers an outright gift of two points on his inexplicable safety. Perry Moss, on one series of downs inside Green Bay's 35, threw four of the worst passes of the night. A team can muff some of its opportunities, but it can't muff all of them and expect to win - or even be put downs as a good team...MUFF OPPORTUNITIES: In a comparison of the use made of scoring position on the field, the All-Stars looked downright bad. They had position seven times and this is what happened to them: With the ball on Green Bay's 16 yard line, Lou Brock intercepted a pass; with the ball on the 34, Laws intercepted a pass; with the ball on the 35 and about 15 seconds of the first half left, they failed to lineup in time to get off another play; with the ball on the 34, Moss threw four wild passes (and he had just relieved one of the great backs of the night, Chuck Trippi); with the ball on the 29, McKay intercepted a pass, and, with the ball on the six, Horvath fumbled. The Packers had good position only five times, but see what they did! They reached the 12 yard line and Hutson booted a field goal; they reached the 20 yard line, then got two points on Kennedy's interception; they got position on the 20 again on Schlinkman's fumble and scored on one play, Rohrig to McKay; they recovered Trippi's fumble on the 25 yard line, then lost the ball when Warrington intercepted a pass, and they reached the 32 yard line, then lost their chance because of a 15 yard penalty...HEAVY LOSSES NOW: Whether Hutson, who has said that this would be his last fame, will have a change of mind and continue through the season appears to be one of the burning questions in Packer circles. Certainly Hutson himself must have found encouragement in his showing Thursday night to continue. It is entirely up to him, though. Even Lambeau, after the game, referred everything back to Don. "Ask him," he said. And Don said, "I don't think so." What the Packers will do without him certainly casts doubt about their future, regardless of how relatively good they looked Thursday night. In addition to Hutson, they must now get along without eight others who played in the All-Star game. Dr. Berezney will go back to the practice of medicine. Herman Rohrig, Bob Adkins and Chet Adams will return to the service. Paul Duhart will go to the Pittsburgh Steelers, to whom he belongs. Buckets Goldenberg will resume his restaurant business here. Harry Jacunski will return to Notre Dame, where he will coach the ends. Don Perkins will go to Platteville State Teachers as head coach. You can't laugh off losses like these. Lambeau, though, remains, and that is the big hope. He did one grand job getting ready for the All-Stars. Maybe, even though the odds are bigger against him now, he can do it for the season, too.
PACKER NOTES
SEPTEMBER 4 (Milwaukee Journal) - Could it be that Carl Schlinkman, Green Bay's No. 1 man in the last draft, lost his appetite for professional football on the one play on which he carried the ball for the College All-Stars last Thursday night - and fumbled? Schlinkman, a fullback built along the lines of Clarke Hinkle, had led Curly Lambeau to believe that he would join the Packers immediately after Thursday's game, yet Friday morning changed his mind. Under relaxed eligibility rules Schlinkman chose to return to his alma mater, Texas Tech, for another season of college ball and resisted all of Lambeau's persuasions to change his mind again. He remains the property of the Packers, however, and will report to them a year hence. Incidentally, Schlinkman, one of the highly touted backs, hardly got a fair chance in Thursday's game. On the very first play on which he was in the lineup he fumbled (Ray recovering for Green Bay on the All-Stars' 20 yard line) and was withdrawn at once...The Packers reassembled over the weekend and started work for three exhibition games on the road which will precede their league debut against the Chicago Bears at Green Bay September 30. They will work out for a week on their home grounds, then head east to meet the Eagles at Philadelphia the night of September 13, play Pittsburgh at Hershey, Pa., the night of September 19, and meet the Redskins at Washington September 23. The Packers do not play any of these opponents in the regular season. The Washington game has been sold out for three weeks. It won't be long, either, before the Bear game is sold out...Curly Lambeau himself credited Green Bay's success largely to the team's defensive line play, handing a bouquet to his line coach, Walt Kiesling...Good as the Packers looked defensively, alert as they were against everything the All-Stars tried, and as well as this augurs for the regular season, there still remains some doubt over the team's offensive power. Only once Thursday night did they get into scoring position on marches or flights of their own. They took the opening kickoff and moved 45 yards down the field to get position on the 12 for Hutson's field goal. It was their longest offensive move of the night. On all other points, they had the indirect help of the Stars, and they are not apt to get such consistent help from other pro clubs. The safety was an out and out gift of Kennedy. Position for the first touchdown was the result of Schlinkman's fumble, which Ray recovered on the 20. The second touchdown was scored on Hutson's 85 yard run after intercepting a pass. It was good football but it stemmed partly from the All-Stars' mistakes. The Packers may not always have such help. They may have to move themselves into position, and this they must still prove they can do.
PACKERS GET HELP - END CARL MULLENEAUX TO REPORT AT ONCE
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - The help the Packers need is on the way. Carl Mulleneaux, veteran end, has just been released by the Navy and is expected in Green Bay within the next three or four days. Mulleneaux's discharge is especially timely, for it gives the club a lift where it probably needs it most. He was, until he went into the Navy in 1943, second only to Hutson on the club as a pass receiver. Mulleneaux will go east with the Packers Monday for the series of three exhibition games and should be in tip-top shape by the time the club returns for the league debut against the Bears at Green Bay September 30. Hutson, meanwhile, continues as an assistant coach only - and  he is not being coy about his retirement. "This time I mean it," he says, and so it really seems...There seems to be a pretty fair balance of strength in the pro league this fall, with the Packers, Cleveland, Detroit and the Bears - the latter being somewhat oa dark horse - all in the fight in the western end, and the Giants, Washington, Philadelphia and the Boston-Brooklyn combination well matched in the east. Only the Chicago Cardinals in the west and the Pittsburgh Steelers in the east appear to be entirely out of the race.
JOHNNY BLOOD TO PLAY AGAIN
​SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood, the Vagabond halfback of 15 years ago, Saturday was added to the player roster of the Green Bay Packers on the eve of their departure for three exhibition games in the east. Blood, a veteran of the war in the Indo-China theater, returned here on furlough 10 days before the All-Star game and has worked out with the club ever since. He was at first designated as "morale builder", but showed such good condition that Saturday Lambeau added him to the roster. The Packers will leave Monday. They will meet the Philadelphia Eagles at Philadelphia Thursday night, Pittsburgh at Hershey, Pa., September 19 and the Washington Redskins at Washington September 23. On September 30, they will open the league campaign in Green Bay against the Chicago Bears. Blood ranks fourth in the Packer all-time scoring list with 224 points. He played seven seasons. Lambeau also announced that Ernie Pannell, a tackle on the 1941 and 1942 squads, would probably rejoin the club out east. Pannell has just been released from the service.
GREEN BAY SIGNS RAY FRANKOWSKI
SEPTEMBER 11 (Green Bay) - Ray Frankowski, 220 pound guard from the University of Washington, who was drafted by the Packers two years ago, has received his discharge from the service and Monday accepted terms. He joined the club's last workout before heading east for three exhibition games in the next two weeks. Frankowski won all-American recognition in 1941. He played with the College All-Stars in 1942. Coach Curly Lambeau also announced that Ed Frutig, veteran end, would probably join the club shortly. Frutig expects his navy discharge any day. The vanguard of Packers, in charge of Asst. Coach Don Hutson, left here Monday. The rest of the squad, in charge of Lambeau, left Tuesday morning.
NO FLIES ON PACKERS; PHILLY TO USE DDT
SEPTEMBER 12 (Philadelphia) - Philadelphia is going to try to take the bugs out of night football. City health officials will spray Municipal stadium with the magic insecticide DDT for Wednesday's exhibition football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. Pine oil will be mixed with the DDT to eliminate any trace of the insecticide odor.
LIONS, CARDS TO PLAY HERE
SEPTEMBER 12 (Milwaukee) - The NFL race will open at State Fair park Sunday September 23 when the Detroit Lions and Chicago Cardinals meet in the only league game of the day. Permission to play the game in Milwaukee was granted by the league and by the Green Bay Packers, who hold territorial rights in Wisconsin, after the Chicago White Sox requested the game be moved from Comiskey park where it was originally scheduled. The Sox have several games to play on their home field the week after the football date, and in view of the close American league race, decided it was better not to take a chance on having the diamond cut up. The Lions, despite a defeat at Philadelphia's hands in an exhibition Sunday, rate as one of the strongest teams in the western end of the league. Last year's lineup is intact except for Frankie Sinkwich. The Cardinals, who have been working out at Waukesha, have little this season.
​HERBER - HE'S TOPS IN LAMBEAU'S BOOK FOR HIS ACCURACY AS LONG PASSER
SEPTEMBER 12 (Milwaukee Journal) - The talk was of great forward passers. You know how those things go. Somebody mentions Sammy Baugh and then somebody else comes up with Sid Luckman or Cecil Isbell and before you know it you're over to a lot of others who could or still can squeeze a football through a keyhole at 20 yards. It was only natural, of course, that the talk should finally get around to Arnie Herber - the rubber armed Herber who did some 10 years of passing for Green Bay and now does it for New York. "Now there, gentlemen," Curly Lambeau began, "was a passer. There probably have been better at 10 or 20 or 30 yards, but at 40 or 50 or more - Herber was tops. In my book, for real distance and accuracy both, there was never another like him. Why, do you know what he did one time?" And then Lambeau told his tale...CURLY TELLS WHY: "We were making a sport short in Hollywood about 10 years ago, that is the Packers were, and we had a director who had a Hollywood idea of football. For instance, on the first day of shooting, it was his idea to have Hinkle stand in midfield and punt the ball out of bounds on the one yard line. Just like that. I guess the guy thought that because we were champs, we could finish the whole short in a day. Well, the director let Hink warm up a bit, then called for action and started the cameras. Hink kicked. He kicked some more. He kicked for an hour or more while the camera ground and ground. And not once did he even come close to the one. The director was fit to be tied, but what could he do? Hink just kept on kicking and the cameras just kept on grinding away. I guess we must have wasted a couple of thousand feet before Hink finally got the ball out on the one."...HERBER FOOLED DIRECTOR: "Well the director called it a day after this. I guess he couldn't stand any more. But on this next we started again, going over to passing and to Herber. And again we had a Hollywood idea. The director told Herber to stand on the 50 yard line and toss a forward pass through a pane of glass two feet square suspended from the crossbar of the goal posts. A 50 yard pass - and it had to be just right. And after his experience with Hinkle for hours the day before, I suppose the director did the natural thing when he didn't start the camera at one. I guess he figured that it it had taken Hink hours to get the ball out on the one kicking, it would take Herber hours to throw the ball 50 yards through a pane of glass. Anyway he didn't start the cameras at once. And then the director almost jumped out of his skin. Herber's first pass went smack through the pane of glass. No cameras. The guy couldn't do this twice in a row, the director figured and so he didn't have the cameras grinding as Herber passed again. And again Herber broke the pane of glass. Well, that was enough for the director, and on Herber's third pass, he started the cameras. And smack - for the third straight time Herber broke the pane of glass. That's why, gentlemen, in my book, Herber is the all-time tops as a long passer. There may have been better at shorter distances, but at 50 yards or up - never. He was the best."
PACKERS TO PLAY EAGLES BEFORE 75,000 TONIGHT
SEPTEMBER 13 (Philadelphia) - The champion Green Bay Packers will put their professional football prestige on the block here Thursday night in a charity game with the Philadelphia Eagles, expected to draw between 75,000 and 80,000 fans. To more than 21,500 servicemen, many of them amputee cases, the game promises to be a real morale builder. They will see Jack Sanders, who lost part of his left arm as a marine lieutenant on Iwo Jima, start at left guard for the Eagles. He will play with a specially constructed steel brace covering the lower part of his arm. Philadelphia trounced the Packers in an exhibition game last year, 38-13. The Eagles opened the season by lacing the Detroit Lions, 35-7, in an exhibition last Sunday at Buffalo. The Packers opened the season by taking measure of the College All-Stars in Chicago, 19-7.