1945 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
PACKERS OPEN 1945 DRILLS; BANQUET SET TONIGHT
AUG 9 (Green Bay) - Thirty-five members of the 1945 Packer football squad rolled through a two-hour drill at the practice field near City stadium this morning. Beautiful weather greeted the squad as it opened three weeks of hard work that will culminate in the contest against the College All-Stars in Chicago the night of Aug. 30. Workouts will continue Friday. A crowd of spectators watched as the Bays, under the guidance of Coach Curly Lambeau and three assistants, started off
the day with calisthenics, engaged then in routine punt
and passing, and would up about an hour's work on the
dummies and wind sprints. The squad appeared to be
in fairly good shape after a long layoff. Realizing that the
Packers will have a tough assignment against the pick
of the country's collegiate talent, Lambeau wasted no
time in handing out plays and he indicated that another
set would be passes around Friday. A dozen or more
recruits and the veterans as well were urged to get
assignments down as three teams were sent through
the first signal practice of the year...ASSISTANTS ARE
NAMED: Aiding the Packer coach were Asst. Coach
Don Huston, Line Coach Walt Kiesling and Eddie Kotal,
who has been added to the staff for drills preparatory to
the All-Star contest. Kotal, who has been used as a
scout over the last several years and formerly coached
the backs, will aid with both the backfield and line
tutoring. It is not yet known when ex-Bay ace Johnny
Blood will join the staff as No. 1 morale builder, a task
he will undertake while on furlough from the Army Air
forces. Lambeau's principal task, it now appears, will
be to replace most of the right side of the line. Four veterans - ends Harry Jacunski and Ray Wheba and tackles Paul Berezney and Ade Schwammel - will not be available for the regular season and only Jacunski is figured to see action with the Packers in the All-Star contest. He will report a week before the game, his late arrival being caused by his duties as end coach at Notre Dame...VETERANS ON RIGHT SIDE: Several of the recruits may be used on the right side and two veteran tackles, Tiny Croft and Forrest McPherson, and veteran end Joel Mason saw action on that half of the forward wall this morning. At least four other veterans will not return to the squad this year, Lambeau said, including guard Buckets Goldenberg, who will however play in the All-Star game; end Alex Urban and backs Bob Kahler and Paul Duhart. Duhart reported for drills today but is the property of Pittsburgh. During passing drills, nine gridders tossed the ball with veterans Lou Brock, Irv Comp, Duhart and Roy McKay doing the brunt of the work aided by oldsters Ted Fritsch, Don Perkins and Joe Laws and Sid Tinsley and Ken Keuper, both newcomers. Keuper and Tinsley got off some towering punts later in the session. Larry Craig, Duhart, Laws and Comp did the receiving...VETERANS ON HAND: Among the other veterans on hand were Capt. Charley Brock and Bob Flowers, centers; Mike Bucchianeri, Glen Sorenson, Bill Kuusisto, Pete Tinsley, Charley Tollefson, guards; Baby Ray, who reports a leg injury sustained last season completely healed, tackle; Ben Starrett, blocking back. They showed plenty of zip for opening day but the newcomers were not to be outdone in this department. Recruits who appeared were: Clyde Goodnight, Lamar Dingler, Nolan Luhn, Paul Rabalis, ends; Don Clark, Francis Terrance, Ed Neal, Paul Lipscomb, tackles; Bob Cope, Frank Hazard, guards; Ralph Hammond, center. Missing from the drill were Vernon Erdman and Joe Sapp, guard and tackle, respectively, and end Joe Graham...DUNN VISITS DRILL: Among the spectators at the drill was Richard (Red) Dunn, who quarterbacked the Packers to successive championships in 1929, 1930 and 1931, when he retired to enter the insurance business in Milwaukee. The former Marquette and Green Bay star said he takes no active part in football anymore, adding, "I'm just a full-fledged critic now."
PACKERS TURN ON SPEED FOR OPENING DRILL
AUG 9 (Green Bay) - ​A training tempo that neither the Chicago Bears nor Washington Redskins approached in recent year was set today by the Green Bay Packers as they opening drills for their part in the 12th annual College All-Star game to be played August 30 in Chicago's Soldier's field. 34 players reported to Coach Curly Lambeau and his associates on the vacant lot adjacent to City stadium this morning. So Curly, perhaps inspired by the sunshiny atmosphere, proceeded to order a two hour session, during which he had the athletes going thry the entire football training routine. First came calisthenics, but Mons. Lambeau soon succumbed to his favorite weakness - forward passing. He was a keen instructor and observer as pitches were thrown by Irv Comp, Lou Brock and Pail Duhart of last year's team. Completing the foursome was Ken Keuper, one time roommate of Frankie Sinkwich at the University of Georgia, who last year played with the All-Stars against the Bears. Later on Lambeau gave the punters a chance to kick the ball, with the others chasing or retrieving the spirals. The climax came when Curly ordered the squads to run thru 14 plays, mostly passing. This could be safely regarded as an omen that the national champions plan to pitch a ball or two against Bernie Bierman's All-Stars under the lights of Soldiers' Field. Assistant Coach Walt Kiesling, the gigantic fellow who once played with the Packers and who has just served out a term as coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was as surprised as the sideline fans at the fast and varied first day of training. "We can do this," he said, after some personal speculation, "because we have so many veterans. Having an experienced team really simplifies it, and I had forgotten about such things with the Steelers, where we had a new team almost every season." At that, Lambeau announced the result of a recount disclosed he will have only 19 of his veterans for the National league season. An earlier poll indicated he would have 23. Pittsburgh, which drafted Duhart, is going to keep the young man, but he is eligible for the All-Star game. Paul was picked up by the Packers last year, but his class had not graduated at the University of Florida. So into the draft pool he went last April and the Steelers nabbed him right away. Bob Kahler, veteran halfback, is in the Army, Paul Berezney and Ade Schwammel, right tackles, will not return, even for the All-Star contest. Lambeau has also lost three right ends for the season - Harry Jacunski, Ray Wehba and Alex Urban. Jacunski, who is joining the Notre Dame coaching staff, will report to the Packers a week before the All-Star game. After playing this one he will return to Notre Dame. Coach Lambeau tonight was presented a plaque by the Green Bay Packers, Inc., at a dinner in commemoration of the team's silver anniversary in the Beaumont hotel. Presentation was made by Dr. Weber W. Kelly, one of the Packers' early presidents. Lee H. Joannes, president of the Packers, paid tribute to Lambeau as the man responsible for keeping professional football alive in Green Bay and successful in competition with teams in the nation's largest cities. Joannes, in explaining the non-profit setup of the Packers, took occasion to deny ever-occurring reports that the club will be shifted to Milwaukee. John H. Evans, president of the Green Bay Rotary club, was toastmaster. Present at the dinner were members of the squad, former players, coaches, stockholders and fans, numbering 300.
​PACKERS THROW FOOTBALLS ALL OVER THE FIELD
AUG 10 (Green Bay) - The traditional weapon of the Green Bay Packers - the forward pass - was brought into full play today on the professional football champions' practice gridiron, hemmed in by a rickety wooden fence on the town's outskirts. In the second day of drill for their battle against the college All-Stars in Chicago on August 30, the Packers were throwing the ball at various distances and angles. It is with the forward pass that the Packers have made their brilliant NFL record. It was with the forward pass that they whipped the All-Stars of 1940, 45 to 28. It is with the pass that they hope to make it two straight over the collegians, double revenge for that 6 to 0 defeat in 1937 in the August spectacle. With Coach Curly Lambeau barking out the plays, all of the left and right halfbacks took turns throwing the ball. These included Irv Comp, Lou Brock, Paul Duhart, Roy McKay and Joe Laws. Don Hutson, offensive star of the Packers' 1940 All-Star triumph, participated in the downfield scramble for the aerials. Don paced himself easily, as he always does, but not so some of the freshman ends, notably Clyde Goodnight of the University of Tulsa and Lamar (Nubbin) Dingler, University of Arkansas. Neither is built on tree top proportions, but each has speed. Goodnight is 6 feet 1 inch tall and Green Bay's second choice in the 1945 player draft. He holds an army discharge. Dingler is an even 6 feet, weighs 180, and is 4-F. Because of the unusual war time eligibility conditions, he played five seasons at Arkansas. He's 24, was the Packers' seventh draft choice, and last season scored four touchdowns against Southern Methodist, all on pass receptions. The early enthusiasm of the squad continued to amaze Lambeau and his aides. "This practice should have been terrible," Curly said after it was over. "That second day usually is a total loss, with the boys either having assorted hurts or wondering when they'll start developing them." Taking the athletes' attitudes at full value, Lambeau has invited them to put on pads tomorrow and prepare to shove each other around. "We'll need a lot of contact work for the All-Stars. Sure, it's a little early for this sort of stuff and there's a danger of injury. But we're not going to be softies going up against that powerful squad in Soldiers' field."
CLOSED GATES TO MARK PACKERS' FIRST ROUGH WORKOUT SATURDAY
AUG 10 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, wasting no time in whipping the 1945 Packers into shape, announced after the second workout this morning that the first contact session will be held Friday behind closed gates. The drill will be the first held in secrecy indicating that Lambeau appreciates the tough role the club will have against the College All-Stars in Chicago on the night of Aug. 30. The Saturday session will not include any scrimmage but the gridders will don their large blocking pads and go through various rough maneuvers. This not only will give the coach staff a good opportunity to look over the recruits but will show up any faults that will need to be eradicated. Lambeau has snown satisfaction with the first two drills and was especially pleased with the spirit displayed today. "Usually on the second day there is a psychological letdown," the coach explained, "but this was not apparent today." He did not single out any individuals for their work because "it is a little too early to tell. We'll have a better line on our material after Saturday's workout." The Bay coach still is worried about the tackle and end spots on the right side of the line...CROFT, MASON SHIFTED: Four veterans from that side will not be available this year, meaning that either recruits will have to fill the gaps or that veterans from the left side must be shifted. This morning, Tiny Croft and Joel Mason, both veterans, were used in the right tackle and guard spots during signal practice. Another tackle may be available soon along with two backs but that was not official. During today's signal drill several backfield combinations were used. One included veterans Larry Craig, Lou Brock, Irv Comp and Ted Fritsch with newcomer Ken Keuper of Georgia and Paul Duhart alternating with Fritsch at fullback and Comp at left half. Brock, who sustained a leg injury midway during last season, appeared to have no trouble running and was firing numerous passes with accuracy. The other backfield included centers Ben Starrett, Joe Laws, Don Perkins and Roy McKay, who was with the team last season but saw little service because of an injury he sustained in an exhibition game before the regular schedule started. Sid Tinsley, a newcomer from Clemson and brother of veteran guard, Pete, alternated with McKay at left half and Fritsch filled in for Perkins on this combination...SQUAD IS IN GOOD SHAPE: A few of the players turned up this morning with sore feet. The two-hour sessions, however, did not seem to have any other ill effects on the squad, most of whom appeared to be in good shape. Several of those who reported overweight were ordered by Lambeau to pare off the excess poundage by working after the regular drill was completed. The team received new plays this afternoon and were ordered to have them down pat by Saturday. Meanwhile, the College All-Stars prepared to open practice Sunday at Northwestern university under the guidance of Head Coach Bernie Bierman of Minnesota. Approximately 60 players have been invited to the contest. End Clyde Goodnight of Tulsa, second man drafted by the Packers this year, was invited to the classic but will play with the Bays following an agreement reached late Thursday by Lambeau and Arch Ward, director of the contest.
300 GREEN BAY FANS FETE PACKER TEAM, OFFICIALS AT SILVER ANNIVERSARY DINNER
AUG 10 (Green Bay) - As a professional football team, the Green Bay Packers have provided residents of the city and surrounding area with thrills during the last 27 years and Thursday night it was the citizens' turn publicly to observe the team's 25th anniversary in the NFL and to pay tribute to the men who have guided it to a position of renown in the football world. The anniversary celebration, combined with a welcome to members of the 1945 team and an observance of the sixth world title won last season, was held at the Beaumont hotel, and was sponsored by the city's three service clubs, the Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary. Three hundred attended the celebration, officially described as the "Silver Anniversary Year" dinner. A fitting climax to the dinner was presentation of a large engraved plaque to Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, who organized the Packers in 1919, played with them and has coached them since they were a barnstorming team the first year after World War I ended. The presentation was made by Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician for 23 years and a former president of the Packer organization...RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING WORK: The plague takes recognition of the team's 25th year in the National league and Lambeau's outstanding service to his community and manager of the Packers for over a quarter of a century". During that time, he has piloted the team to six championships, 1929-30-31-36-39-44. The plaque was presented by Dr. Kelly on behalf of officers and directors of the football corporation. Coach Lambeau responded by pointing out that he has had excellent help from ball players, the corporation's executive committee and others who have watched the team grow in popularity and power to its present position. He paid special tribute to A.B. Turnbull, first president of the corporation and a present member of the executive committee, for his aid in the early days of the team as well as at present. "Without the help of Andy Turnbull," he said, "we don't know what would have happened to the team. The public will never know what he did in the early days nor do we know what we could have done without his cooperation and assistance."...DESCRIBES TEAM HISTORY: Dr. Kelly, describing the history of the club and its rise from a sandlot team that went "from Hagemeister park to the Polo Grounds in New York", paid tribute to Coach Lambeau, adding that full shares of credit must also go to Mr. Turnbull and L.H. Joannes, who has been president of the corporation for the last 15 years, and to the board of director. Dr. Kelly pointed out that the Packers have won 192 games, lost 75 and tied 21, while outscoring the opposition, 4,639 to 2,418. He described how the team was first sponsored by the long defunct Acme Packing company and how the players split a postseason financial melon that gave each gridder $16.50, or $1.50 per game for the 11-game campaign. It was through "Lambeau's courage and determination that the team moved into big time circles," Dr. Kelly said, adding the hope that the Packer coach will continue in that capacity many more years. Other speakers included Mr. Joannes and Mayor Dominic Olejniczak. The present Packer president described the setup under which the team operates, pointing out that it started as the Green Bay Football association and was reorganized in 1933 as the Green Bay Packers, Inc., after a serious setback threw the association into receivership for a year and a half...NEW ORGANIZATION FORMED: When the question arose whether to drop the team or "to ring doorbells", a group of citizens chose the latter course, he explained. A non-profit organization was formed and shares of stock were sold to 114 individuals and business places in the city for $25 a share. "This assured football for Green Bay," he said, adding that the assets of the corporation are owned by the stockholders who never received a dividend because the corporation is set up on that basis. He pointed out that a reserve has been built up for lean years and that "no one individual owns the team." Taking cognizance of rumors that the team would be moved to Milwaukee, he emphasized that such a move is the most remote idea any of us has." Mr. Joannes introduced members of the board of directors and Coach Lambeau introduced both new and old members of the team, Line Coach Walt Kiesling, George Strickler, the National league publicity director, and Edward Prell, a member of the Chicago Tribune staff...GREAT ASSET OF CITY: Mayor Olejniczak described the football team as one of the city's greatest assets and that Green Bay is indebted to all who have made it a power in the professional game. He said the greatest debt the city owes is to Curly Lambeau for the guidance he has given the team through "lean and fat" years. "We have never had a 'bum' team in 25 years," the mayor said, adding that it has made a great contribution to the welfare of the city. President John H. Evans of Rotary presided and was master of ceremonies. The invocation was given by the Rev. H.C. Head and community singing was led by Merle A. Johnson of the Lions accompanied by Hayden Evans of the Lions and Rotary. Motion pictures of the 1944 championship game against the New York Giants closed the affair.
​PLUMP PACKERS HAVE OWN LITTLE BATTLE OF BULGE
AUG 11 (Green Bay) - The Packers batted each other around considerable today in their first physical strife of the training camp which will end the night of August 30 against the College All-Stars in Soldiers' field. The two hours of rough competition, politely known was a line scrimmage, was supposed to be only a mild form of what will happen when a regular scrimmage is held. There will be two of these later in the program and today the squad of 35 made a good start toward getting used to bodily contact. The warmup scrimmage produced the best wise crack of the training season. Milburn (Tiny) Croft, who weighed in at 306 when the professional champions opened drills three days ago, found himself opposite Bill Neal, 287 pound rookie from Tulane. As they crashed into each other, with Tiny having the better of it, Eddie Fonferek, a Packer fan from away back when, remarked, "I guess you could call that the battle of the bulge." The person most vitally interested in today's stepped-up exercises was Walter Kiesling, the onetime Packer lineman who is making his debut as line coach. Walt has definite ideas on perfection in line play so his somewhat gloomy statement did not surprise the few sideline observers, who crashed the gates of the practice field adjacent to the city stadium. "I was a little disappointed in some of the new men," said the taciturn Kiesling. "Some of them need a lot of instruction in fundamentals. A few could be in better condition. They need a lot of work to get ready for the All-Stars." Kiesling noted that the forwards showed negligence of duty especially in blocking to protect the forward passers. One of the most active of the newcomers was Bob Cope, 202 pounded from the University of Arkansas. Most Arkansas boys who come to football's big time are ends or halfbacks, but Cope is a guard. He is the young man who dealt a terrific beating to the Norman (Okla.) Navy line last season. Today he was popping thru into the backfield on line scrimmages. Because the Packers will lose at least five players on the right side of their line in the regular season, replacement experiments were started today. Joel Mason, who has been the left end behind Don Hutson for several seasons, was moved to right end. Croft moved over to right tackle and Forrest McPherson, erstwhile center, also worked at right tackle. The champions also lost their two veteran right tackles, Dr. Paul Berezney and Ade Schwammel. They also will lose their top right end, Harry Jacunski, who, however, will play in the All-Star game. The other 1944 right end, Ray Wehba, is in military service. Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, 34 year old right guard who is making the Soldiers' field spectacle his gridiron swan song is due to report today. Most of the time will be allotted to photographers. There was no letup in the barrage of passes thrown by all the left and right backs. Roy McKay, the 195 pound back from the University of Texas, who was on the 1943 and 1944 All-Star teams, turned in an astounding punting job today. He kicked four consecutive long spirals against the wind each carrying more than 60 yards in the air. McKay, who was listed as a fullback with the collegians, is a tailback or left half in the Packers setup. This position calls for running, passing and kicking.
FIRST CONTACT DRILL SHOWS ROUGH SPOTS AS PACKERS CONTINUE PACE
AUG 11 (Green Bay) - Green Bay football fans, if they need a reminder, will have two events to mark down after the weekend is finished to signal the rapid approach of the 1945 football season. The first is that the Packers held their first secret drill this morning and the second is that the College All-Stars will hold their first practice session Sunday at Northwestern university. It is doubtful whether Coach Curly Lambeau has ever set a faster pace for the Packers than they are following right now. Today, the third of the new season, found the players donning heavy equipment for an hour's dose of contact work, first with linemen against linemen and then team against team. The pace will continue Monday with just a little respite Sunday morning. The annual session of the team with newspaper photographers is slated Sunday with a light drill planned to limber the boys up after they pose for the cameramen. While satisfied with the squad's willingness to work, Lambeau and Line Coach Walt Kiesling hastened to point out that this does not mean that the sessions are completely satisfactory. There is still plenty of polishing to be done before the Bays will be ready to meet what is probably the toughest array of college talent that has faced the professional championship since 1934. "We can sure stand a lot of work," Lambeau said. Kiesling, who worked with linemen for about 45 minutes, was not satisfied with the condition of some of the players, pointing out that recruits particularly will have to spend plenty of time on fundamentals. "This showed up in the blocking scrimmage on passes," Kiesling said. The loss of veterans in the end and tackle spots on the right side will give Kiesling the job of filling the vacancies with either recruits and shifted veterans. This morning, Joel Mason and Tiny Croft worked at end with recruits Nolan Luhn of Tulsa and Paul Rabalis of St. Mary's understudying Mason and newcomer Ed Neal of Tulane and veteran Forrest McPherson at right tackle. While the linemen, from tackles inside, worked under Kiesling, Lambeau, Assistant Coach Don Hutson, Backfield Coach Eddie Kotal had the backs and ends concentrating on pass plays. Lambeau, whose Packer teams since 1919 have employed the pass as a lethal weapon, watched as a sextet of tossers threw long and short aerials to the wings and other backs. Those throwing included Lou Brock, Joe Laws, Irv Comp, Roy McKay, Paul Duhart and Sid Tinsley...HUTSON SNAGS PASSES: Hutson, who is slated to play in the All-Star contest, snagged a few of the tosses from Comp. The remainder of the time he spent giving tips to Clyde Goodnight, former Tulsa star, and Lamar Dingler, who played undergraduate football at Arkansas. The passing department can be expected to receive a full share of attention from the coaching staff between now and the All-Star event, third in which the Packers have appeared. Several combination were used in the blocking scrimmage later in the morning. Defensively, the first squad included Larry Craig and Mason at ends, Baby Ray and Croft at tackles, Bill Kuusisto and Pete Tinsley at guards and Bob Flowers at the pivot spot. On offense, Lambeau named Luhn and Goodnight, ends; Paul Lipscomb and Don Clark at tackles; Charley Tollefson and Mike Bucchanieri at guards, and Ralph Hammond, center. In the backfield on offense were Ben Starrett on the blocking post, Sid Tinsley and Paul Duhart at halves, and Ken Keuper at fullback. Roy McKay filled in for Tinsley. Both boys sent several towering punts 70 to 80 yards down the field. During the contact work, practically all members of the squad get in a lick or two. A signal drill to get precision in timing wound up the morning...REPORTS TICKETS SOLD: While the All-Star game is the Packers' immediate objective, Green Bay and Wisconsin fans are already beginning to think in terms of the first league game against the Chicago Bears at City stadium Sept. 30. Ticket Director Ralph C. Smith reported today that all of the seats between the 20-yard line at the stadium have been sold out. This marks the first time that a sellout of ducats inside the 20-yard markers has occurred so early, Smith said. Packer-Bear contest tickets remaining are priced at $3, $2.40, $1.80 and $1.20. Smith reminded those who have received notices to pick up their season tickets at the office in the Legion building. A few tickets priced at $6.60 are also available for the All-Star game. Those planning to attend the Soldiers' Field game should purchase their tickets immediately, Smith said.
PACKERS BOOST SERGEANT TO FIELD GENERAL!
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today welcomed a long absent teammate who will be an added starter in the College All-Star game August 30 in Soldiers' field. He is Sgt. Bob Adkins, first of the Packers to go off to war. Adkins, who was a blocking back thru 1940 and part of the 1941 season, is on furlough from an annex of De Shon General hospital at New Castle, Pa. He bolsters the quarterback department which has only two regular members, Larry Craig and Ben Starrett. When he left the Packers to enter the reception center at Fort Sheridan on November 12, 1941, the former Marshall college star weighed 220 pounds. His weight was exactly the same as he and the professional champions went thru the fourth day of drill, which mainly was a show for the photographers. They snapped the Packers from all angles. Bob spent 27 months at Melbourne, Australia, in the medical corps and aided in the invention of a cross between American and Australian football. Its called Austus. "It was this way," said Adkins. "The Aussies play with 18 men on a side. They only drop kick a ball. So a Melbourn sporting editor and I got our heads together. The result was Austus, with 18 on a side. The Americans were restricted to passing for scoring. There were two high goal posts at the ends of the field and also a short post near the two large ones. If a ball was kicked thru the tall posts or an American caught a pass in that sector it was good for six points. If the score was made between a large and small one it was one point. So our scoring was about the same. The teams just about broke even. I'd like to introduce it in this country as it is a fine intramural game." This is all the football the soldier has been playing since returning to the United States a little more than a year ago. But he is hopeful of getting the feel of American football again and helping his old club wallop Bernie Bierman's collegians. The Packers may have another surprise or two in the form of furloughing veterans in the nex few days. Curly Lambeau is overlooking no bets to bring a team into the lakefront stadium that will uphold the prestige of the NFL. Tomorrow the tempo will increase and by midweek Lambeau may order the first of two scrimmages under game conditions. The Green Bay coach also will take advantage of the city stadium lights to run the squad thru some nighttime sessions later on the program. Another arrival here today was Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, veteran guard who will wind up his 12 seasons with the Packers in the All-Star battle.
COACH LAMBEAU, CONCERNED OVER PROGRESS OF PACKERS; ORDERS FIRST SPECIAL PRACTICE
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau showed enough concern over several things during the Packers' two-hour practice this morning to order the first extra session of the year for this afternoon. Such overtime work is not an unheard of thing but coming so early in the season it serves to emphasize that the coaching staff is worried. Speaking for himself, Line Coach Walt Kiesling and Asst. Coach Don Hutson, Lambeau listed the worries in this order: 1) The impending struggle against the College All-Stars in Chicago the night of Aug. 30, 2) lack of polish in the passing department, and 3) the need for plenty of overtime on fundamentals and assignments. There are several other things that will need to be done but they should be ironed out by the end of this month. The All-Stars began practice Sunday under Head Coach Bernie Bierman, who may have a tough job finding sufficient material at Minnesota this year but needs only to whistle softly to have more than 60 college stars do his bidding on the Northwestern university drill field. Coach Lambeau said, "We don't exactly feat the All-Stars but we do have the highest respect for the team's personnel and coaching staff."...MAKE SECOND APPEARANCE: Some of the All-Stars are making at least their second appearance in the annual classic. They have as much experience as many of the Packer recruits who constitute one of the biggest groups of new men ever to be assembled here. It is another problem, Lambeau explained, to get these rookies working the Green Bay system as it is planned. This will mean more extra practices in the two and a half weeks remaining before the 12th annual game that pits the best in pro football against the best from the collegiate ranks. During a lengthy session on passing today, the throwers frequently connected with receivers but just as frequently missed. More practice on aerials this afternoon was promised by Lambeau. Meanwhile, the tackles and guards were to get a two and half hour workout under Kiesling's direction. Tuesday's practice will be on assignments and fundamentals again. All of this will lead up to the first full dress intra-squad scrimmage Saturday morning...TWO ARE UNDERWEIGHT: Although the squad has come through the first four days of practice with no serious hurts, Lambeau expressed some concern over stiffness and soreness. Two of the recruits, ends Nolan Luhn and Clyde Goodnight, have also had trouble getting their weight up to normal. Both reported underweight. They lost the poundage while doing overtime work at Tulsa. The backfield department received a boost during the weekend when Sgt. Bob Adkins, a blocking back, showed up for practice. He will be with the squad for the All-Star contest. Adkins, who entered the Army Medical corps after the 1941 season here, weighs 224 pounds, about the same as when he left. He spent 27 months in Australia and is now stationed in Newcastle, Pa., at an annex of Deshong hospital. During this morning's signal drill, Adkins worked with a backfield composed of Sid Tinsley, Don Perkins and Paul Duhart, who has been shifted to the right halfback spot. Other combinations of backs included one of Larry Craig, Ken Keuper, Irv Comp and Lou Brock and another of Roy McKay, Ted Fritsch, Ben Starrett and Joe Laws...SHOULD REPORT SOON: Others expected to report soon are guard Buckets Goldenberg and end Joe Graham, a newcomer from Florida. They will bring the squad up to 38 with the possibility that another lineman and halfback may be added later. End Harry Jacunski will report about Aug. 19. Both he and Goldenberg will be available, however, only for the All-Star game, after which Goldenberg will return to his restaurant business in Milwaukee and Jacunski to his coaching duties at Notre Dame. Although the morning's session was tabbed as "secret", it was watched by one-time Packer star, Arnie Herber. The ex-passing ace said he would report to the New York Giants' training camp at Bear Mountain, N.Y., about Aug. 25. Herber joined the Giants last season after several years' retirement.
JOHNNY BLOOD TO PRESENT PLAN FOR EXHIBITIONS BY GRID STARS
AUG 13 (San Francisco) - If Johnny Blood, ex-Packer ace now active in the fighting ranks of the Army Air corps in the CBI theater, has his way, United States professional and collegiate football stars will appear in exhibitions before our fighting forces throughout the world during the war as well as in the postwar era. Blood, who starred at halfback for 15 years in the NFL, is en route to Green Bay on leave from Chungking, China. He has been added to the Green Bay team's staff as "morale builder" for the contest against the College All Stars in Chicago Aug. 30. Just before leaving here, Blood had several suggestions to offer about the effect football would have on fighting men...CAN AID IN PEACE: American football, speeded up to encourage more open play and less unnecessary whistle-blowing by the officials, can become the universal game, and do a great job in helping maintain world peace, according to Blood. Johnny, also a basketball and baseball player of ability, was playing coach of the All-China and China-Burma-India basketball champions of the Far East. Naturally, football is his first love, and only the shortage of sizeable playing fields in the Orient prevented his getting a pair of squads underway for competitions during battle intermissions. For close to four years, Blood has been in the midst of rugged fighting between the United Nations' forces and Jap air and ground troops...RUSSIA CONSIDERS GAME: Russia is already interested in the possibilities of introducing American football into its fighting forces and also in the major cities and athletic centers of the great Soviet nation, Blood declared. Johnny stated the Chinese are hardly strong and big enough to give the great American grid game proper treatment, but stated many other nations are quite capable of taking hold of the game and building elaborate squads, both in the professional and collegiate ranks, as well as in their army and navy circles. Even Australia, with its crack rugby teams, is interested in American football, and would like to see Red Grange, Bronko Nagurksi, Don Hutson, Ken Strong and other noted gridders from the U.S.A. plat the favorite American game...WILL PRESENT PLANS: During his present leave, Blood proposed presenting to NFL officials, also to the USO, Red Cross and United Nations' heads, plans for sponsoring personal appearances by American football stars and teams in the battle zones of the world. He contends such exhibitions will give the resting forces, who will soon be anxiously awaiting the return trip home, an opportunity to see the "big names" of the gridiron in action in special games between all-star visiting groups and also in special matches with service teams overseas. At the same time, Blood asserted, during his brief stopover in California, American football can well become the world's great games, with all nations taking part.
​DRILL AND THEN MORE DRILL IS PACKER PORTION
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - Indicating growing concern over their battle against the College All-Stars, the Green Bay Packers today ordered a doubleheader drill. After the entire squad worked out from 9:30 to almost noon, Coach Curly Lambeau instructed the guards and tackles to return for a two and a half hour special session under line coach Walter Kiesling. Lambeau also revealed that the first of two scrimmages will be held Saturday. On later dates the professional champions will supplement their preparation by practicing under the lights of City stadium here. This phase is to accustom the players to night conditions since the All-Star game is to be held with the lights of Soldiers' field blazing on the night of August 30. The Packers' veteran coach said the compelling reason for today's special summoning of the linemen was dictated by their weakness on adequately protecting the passers. He agreed that this perhaps was a normal problem, inasmuch as the Packers have more new men than they have had in the last several seasons, but he wants to get the problem solved as speedily as possible. It did not require much prodding to set off Lambeau on an exposition concerning the All-Stars: "They have three swell ball clubs; they're really something," said the Green Bay man. "So we know that going into this game we're going to be outmanned. We also know that they are going to be well handled. Bernie Bierman is a great coach and he has a staff of able assistants." Lambeau could have mentioned, too, that the traditional experience edge enjoyed by the pros has been gradually dissipated thru the war years. Many of the '45 All-Stars have been in previous games in this series and there will be no stage fright among these lads. The excitement attendant to the spectacle and the massing of almost 100,000 fans are elements to upset a youngster taking part in the show for the first time. Continuing the argument, the Packers will have at least a dozen rookies on their bench. Green Bay's first draft choice, fullback Walter Schlinkman, is among the All-Stars' backs whom Lambeau respects. "Maybe 'fears' is the word," he added not too happily. Another Packer problem concerns the fattening up of Clyde Goodnight and Nolan Luhn, the two freshman ends from Tulsa. Goodnight is 10 pounds underweight. There is still now word from Joe Graham, University of Florida end who was to have reported here last week. Club officials are puzzled by his failure to contact them. Despite Lambeau's lamentations, today's morning drill seemed to progress smoothly. To an observer, the one sour note was the passers' wildness. This could have been caused by failure of their forwards to give adequate protection. Many of the shots were wild, far in advance of the moving targets.
PACKERS WILL BENEFIT WHEN JAP WAR ENDS
AUG 14 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau today pondered the effects announcement on V-J day would have on the Packers, summing up the outlook with an explanation that the strength of the team would be considerably strengthened through the addition of discharged veterans under a provision already made in NFL rules. Just how soon the rule allowing clubs to sign at least five discharged servicemen as soon after V-J as practicable will become operative as far as the Packers are concerned the coach didn't say. Under present regulations, teams are allowed to carry 28 men on their active list. With the addition of five players, the active limite would be increased to 33, the number allowed before the reduction was ruled in 1943. The Packers now have 44 players in service and it may be that 10 of them will be discharged before the end of the season. If this occurs, Lambeau said, the result would be a considerable strengthening of the team. The league rule specifies that only discharged veterans may be used. One former college star, halfback Bruce Smith of Minnesota, has already signed a Packer contract to play the first season after the war. Should he receive a discharge from the Navy soon, he probably would join the ball club this season. Former Packers stars in service include Tony Canadeo, Hal Van Every, Herman Rohrig, Ray Riddick, Ed Jankowski, Rd Frutig, Carl Mulleneaux, Russ Letlow, Andy Uram and many others. The squad turned up this morning with considerable stiffness and soreness but displayed the excellent spirit that had marked sessions since last Thursday. Dummy scrimmage was the principal fare with the emphasis on passing. Linemen had their third workout in 24 hours. They held an extra drill Monday afternoon under Line Coach Walt Kiesling, who is rapidly proving to be a taskmaster who wants nothing but perfection. Among those working out was guard Buckets Goldenberg. Nothing further has been heard from end Joe Graham, a newcomer from Florida who was reported to have left there last week for Green Bay...TO CONFER ON RULES: Coach Lambeau said he would confer with Arch Ward, director of the All-Star game, Wednesday night in Evanston. Purpose of the session is to reach an agreement on rules to be employed in the game at Soldier's Field the night of Aug. 30. Lambeau said he would argue for use of the new pro league rule that puts the ball in play 20 yards inside the sidelines instead of 15 yards as under college rules. Kiesling and Asst. Coach Don Hutson will handle Thursday morning's drill in Lambeau's absence. Interest among Packer fans in the All-Star lineup will center on Walter Schlinkman, Texas Tech fullback who was No. 1 choice of the Bays in this year's draft, and Nick Susoff, Washington State end, who was high on the draft list several seasons ago.
SGT. BOB ADKINS BELIEVES NEW GAME OF 'AUSTUS' IS A NATURAL
AUG 14 (Green Bay) - When Sgt. Bob Adkins arrived in Australia way back in the early part of the war, he wasn't satisfied with the way the natives played football. It was a far cry from the American game and Bob, who rejoined the Packers this week for drills prior to the All-Star game, decided to do something about it. He got together with a sportswriter from Melbourne and the result was a game called "Austus", a cross between American football and the Australian variety. The fact that the score sometimes reached well over the 100-mark didn't mean a thing and Bob thinks the game should be a natural for high schools and colleges which want a good intramural sport...18 PLAYERS ON SIDE: The new game has 18 players on a side, same as Australian football, Adkins explained. The Aussies advance the ball only by dropkicking while the Americans were restricted to passing for scoring. "There were two high goal posts at the end of the field and also a short post near the two large ones. If a ball was kicked through the tall posts or an American caught a pass in that sector it was good for six points. If the score was made between a large of and small one it was one point. So our scoring was about the same. The team just about broke even." After leaving the Packers to enter the reception center at Fort Sheridan on Nov. 12, 1941, the former Marshall college player weighed 220 pounds, just four more than he weighed when he reported for practice with the Packers. A bystander at practice Monday said, "By golly, Bob runs just like he did before he left." Coach Curly Lambeau wishes he could stay around all season to help the Packers defend their NFL championship...10 ARE STILL AROUND: Nine of the Packers who appeared in the 1940 All-Star game (Packers 42, All-Stars 28) will be around this year and a tenth played against the Bays in that contest as a member of the college squad. Veterans on hand include Don Hutson, Pete Tinsley, Joe Laws, Capt. Charley Brock, Buckets Goldenberg, Baby Ray, Harry Jacunski, Larry Craig and Bob Adkins. The tenth is Lou Brock, who joined the Packers after the contest...3 BROCKS GET TOGETHER: Staff Sgt. Bryan Brock, brother of the Packer halfback, recently visited here while on furlough from the Army. Bryan spent two years in Italy with the medical corps and went from here to Fort Sheridan for reassignment. Bryan and Lou are second cousins to Capt. Charley Brock and during the present housing shortage Lou, his wide and son are staying at Charley's. "It's very interesting when his one (a boy) and my two (a boy and girl) get together," Charley commented...TED FRITSCH SEEKS M.A.: Fullback Ted Fritsch has just one summer session to go before he receives his master's degree in education and physical education at the University of Wisconsin. He has been attending the state school since his graduation from Central States Teachers with a degree in biology...Tackle Ed Neal won the Texas A.A.U. heavyweight boxing championship several years ago...The Tinsleys, Pete and Sid, have another brother who is sports minded. Dave Tinsley, now in service, qualified for the National Open golf championship five times. He is a pro in private life.
​COACH BERNIE BIERMAN WASTES NO TIME IN RUSHING ALL-STARTS INTO HEAVY WORK FOR TILT WITH PACKERS
AUG 14 (Evanston, IL) - Work - hard work and lots of it, twice daily - was the pattern laid down by Head Coach Bernie Bierman of Minnesota as he and his assistants got down to serious business preparing the College All-Stars for their game with the Green Bay Packers Aug. 30. And by way of proving, he sent his squad of 40 through a line scrimmage in Dyche stadium at Northwestern university Monday afternoon - the third time he'd had them out...LOTS OF HARD WORK" "It's going to take a lot of hard work to get them in shape in a little over two weeks for that game," Bierman said. "They have to learn their assignments on all the different plays we'll need, and their physical condition will have to be the best against the Packers. But they're willing, and should be all right by the time the whistle blows for the game." There was little tackling in Monday's scrimmage, with ball carriers ordered to stop after one charge or run. For the most part, the drill was held to acquaint both linemen and backs with offensive formations and plays. The plays had been diagrammed for the All-Stars at earlier skull sessions. The scrimmage marked the first time the squad had been in regulation football gear...GET LINE ON PROSPECTS: Linemen alternated between defense and attack all through the scrimmage as Bierman and his assistants tried to get a better line on individual ability.
NEW CLEVELAND 11 CHANGES NICKNAME
AUG 14 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland entry in the building All-American football conference won't be known as the Panthers after all - they'll be the Cleveland Browns. Assistant Coach Johnny Brickels announced today the name Panthers had been abandoned to avoid any association with a Cleveland team of a decade ago. The name Browns has been adopted, Brickels explained, because of a majority of entries in a recent contest suggested the nickname bear some association with Lt. Paul Brown, Great Lakes football officer and former Ohio State coach who is the club's general manager and head coach.
PACKERS CONTINUE ROUTINE WORK IN PREPARATION FOR FIRST GAME
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Somebody once remarked that the performance of a football team on the field of battle is in direct relation to its work in practice. The Packer coaching staff has heard about that and sessions have followed a routine designed to bring the
club up to a high degree of efficiency for its Aug. 30
game against the College All-Stars in Chicago. This
morning's practice, directed by Coaches Don Hutson 
and Walt Kiesling in the absence of headmaster Curly
Lambeau, followed practically the same pattern set
earlier. The routine will not be broken before Saturday
morning, when the first full scrimmage is in prospect.
The fact that the All-Star tilt is rapidly approaching will
more and more set the tempo for drills. The coaches
expressed disappointment that some players do not
have their assignments down pat and there were broad
hints that special skull sessions are in story for the dull
students. Since the team will not always be on offense
against the Stars, the defense must also be polished
up. Today this included work on the five-man line to be
used against the Stars...FANS ARE DISAPPOINTED:
There was another disappointment today for about 150
fans who showed up at the practice with the thought in
mind that Tech Sgt. Johnny Blood, recently returned
from 28 months in the China-India-Burma theater, would
be on hand in his capacity as the team's morale builder.
The fabulous Blood, who holds the NFL's record for
most years of active play, arrived Wednesday afternoon
and immediately conferred with Lambeau on the work 
he is to do. Fans will be pacified by the fact that he 
used this morning to rest up after several days of travel
from the Pacific coast, where he received a 45-day
furlough from the Army Air corps last week. The former
Packer star, however, had his first experience in his 
new position Thursday evening, when he spent a couple
of hours trying to convince Hutson, now 32, that he 
should play until he's 36 years old. He pointed out that
he played 15 years in the pro circuit, and now, at 41, he
probably could still get in a lick or two. As a matter of
fact, he looks like he might at that..PLAYED ON CAGE
SQUAD: Johnny weighs 183, when he quite pro football.
He has kept in shape by playing basketball with the
team that won the championship of China last season 
in a tournament at Kumning after a year that included
51 victories in 53 starts. But don't get the idea that he
was 14 months in China, 10 months in India and four in
Burma just to play basketball. Far from it. As a techinal
sergeant in the Air corps, he had charged of a group of 15 G.I.'s who handled communications and cryptography for vitally important flights in China, including the one over "The Hump". For this he and the others in the group received a presidential unit in January, 1944. He also has the Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic theater ribbon with two battle stars. His service was with the 14th Air force. Johnny doesn't know what the future will bring except that he has to report late in September at New York. For the present, he will devote his energies to his new job, which incidentally establishes another record because it's the first of its king in the 25-year history of the circuit...THINKING ABOUT FUTURE: Turning from his role as morale builder to that of a G.I. who may return to civilian life soon, Blood gave indications that he is seriously considering the future. "I guess maybe I should go back to college and take a few philosophy courses. The world has become so complex that it's hard to tell just which way to turn. It will be hard to pick up where we left off." It is doubtful whether he will return to the game which brought him fame during his playing years (1924 to 1938). For two of those years he also coached the Pittsburgh Steelers and had Kiesling as his assistant. Midway in 1939 he left football to take a road job for Doughboy Mills, Inc., of New Richmond, a company operated by relatives.
​JOHNNY STARTS WORK AT TOP ON PACKER MORALE
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood, the army sergeant who is assistant coach in charge of morale for the Green Bay Packers, started right at the top today in his self-appointed task. Sgt. Blood, a storied football character from New Richmond, Wis., who spent seven seasons scoring touchdowns for the Packers, went to work on Don Hutson. Though Johnny earlier declared he would concentrate his morale building efforts for the professional champions the night of August 30 against the College All-Stars in Soldiers' field, he is using a broader program on Hutson. "See here, Don," he began, twisting his William Powell mustache. "I played professional football until I was 36. Now, you're only a lad of 32, and I've been disturbed at reports you are thinking of quitting. These bothered me much more than any fears of the Japs while I was overseas." Hutson assured Blood that he would be on hand the night of August 30 and for subsequent games in the NFL, whereupon the ambassador of morale buttonholed other members of Coach Curly Lambeau's cast in continuing his inspirational program. A couple of days ago when Hutson put on his first real burst of speed going after a pass the exhibition actually startled Lambeau. Curly reiterated a statement he made in his series of All-Star stories last month in the Tribune, that Hutson had lost none of his dazzling speed. Hutson's speed is deceptive because he takes effortless strides. There is none of the facial or muscular strain that characterized most sprinters. Even so, Hutson has a challenger this fall. He is Clyde Goodnight, rookie end from Tulsa university. The players and coaches are anticipating a speed duel when sprints soon are started among the players at different positions.
PACKERS SPEND V-J DAY IN LENGTHY SESSION; LIVE TACKLING PRACTICE ENLIVENS WORKOUT THIS MORNING
AUG 15 (Green Bay) - Any thought the Packers may have had about sleeping a few hours extra this morning because of V-J day were dispelled rapidly and the squad turned out for a two-hour session after they held a classroom drill at the Hotel Northland. The team is gradually building up the first regulation scrimmage Saturday morning and the final week and a half of sessions before the All-Star game in Chicago Aug. 30. Coach Curly Lambeau ordered the first live tackling drill of the season this morning, and was not entirely satisfied with what he saw. "We didn't look too good on the tackling," he said, adding that a special disappointment was the work of some of the veteran linemen. He later qualified this by remarking that "about half the squad looked poor in tackling." Since it was the first such session, however, there was not any great cause for worry. Practically the entire squad got a shot at runners and precautions were taken to eliminate the chance for any injury. A surprise in the running department was blocking back Bob Adkins, who showed some fancy stepping with the ball. Assignment of Adkins to lugging the ball was impromptu but the results brought expressions of pleasure from the Bay coach...FOLLOW USUAL SCHEDULE: The remainder of the session followed the usual schedule with the linemen, tackles to centers, working under Coach Walt Kiesling and the backs and ends getting timing on aerials down pat under the other staff members - Lambeau, Don Hutson and Eddie Kotal. A goodly number of townspeople took advantage of the V-J day layoff to witness the session. Earlier, during a punting session, the high, long kicks of newcomers Ken Keuper of Georgia and Sid Tinsley of Clemson brought expressions of approval from Lambeau. They got off kicks of from 60 to 80 yards in approved fashion - high and long to allow sufficient time for the tacklers to get downfield to halt down the receiver...JOHNNY BLOOD TO ARRIVE: Several other announcements today will be of interest to Packer fans. Staff Sgt. Johnny Blood, Packer star of a decade ago, was scheduled to arrive in town this afternoon to begin his duties as the team's morale builder for the All-Star contest. Blood phoned Lambeau from Chicago this morning following his arrival there from California, where he recently received a 30-day furlough from the AAF. Lambeau announced that Herman Rohrig, who entered the Army after playing with the Packers in 1941, would arrive Thursday to begin practice for the All-Star game. He will be the second serviceman to join the team for the 12th annual Chicago classic. The other is Adkins, who arrived last Saturday. Rohrig, 27, played at Nebraska. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He can pass, kick and run...HARMON JOINS ALL-STARS: Meanwhile, managers of the All-Star team announced in Chicago that Tom Harmon, former Michigan All-American honorably discharged from the Air corps Monday, will join the college team this week. Harmon returns to the game after nearly three years of service, during which he rose to the rank of captain and twice was reported missing when his plane went down in Dutch Guinea and again over enemy territory in Chicago. Now 25 years old, Harmon made his last collegiate appearance four years ago when he played with the All-Stars against the Chicago Bears. The Bears thumped the Collegians, 37 to 13, but it was Harmon who passed to George Franck of Minnesota for one of the All-Star scores.
PACKERS CALL IN VETERANS FOR ALL-STAR GAME
AUG 15 (Green Bay) - It is getting to be like old home week in the Green Bay Packers' camp. Today Sgt. Johnny Blood, a devastating runner for Green Bay from 1929 thru 1936, arrived for his self-appointed task as assistant coach in charge of morale for the August 30 contest with the College All-Stars in Chicago. Tomorrow Herman Rohrig of the army air forces will arrive for his special appearance with the professional champions under the Soldiers' field lights. Previously Sgt. Bob Adkins had reported to play in this game, and Arnie Herber, former Packer, now with the New York Giants, has been a daily visitor. Rohrig, a chunky right halfback, will be playing his first football for the Packers since 1941. He will bolster the right halfback department, which has been carrying on with only Lou Brock and Joe Laws. Coach Curly Lambeau hopes Rohrig shows him as much football ability as had Adkins the last two days. The army sergeant sparkled in a live tackling session which easily was the big noise in today's drill. Adkins and the other backs took turns smashing down a narrow lane with the ball while the two well spaced tacklers loomed ahead. Adkins is a blocking back and seldom carried the ball in his Packer seasons, but he showed a lot of drive and speed in practice. Thus the Packers gradually are being built up for Saturday's first real scrimmage, one in which game conditions will be followed. Lambeau's practice schedules are well organized and he allows the players to handle the ball enough to keep them interested and going at top speed. In the daily drills the athletes get a touch of everything rather than concentrating on any one phase in each drill.
PACKERS DISAPPOINT IN FIRST SCRIMMAGE OF SEASON; WHITES DEFEAT BLUES BY 7-0 SCORE
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Lack of condition, a mental attitude that is not sharp, and frequent mistakes had Coach Curly Lambeau and his aides shaking their heads today after a full length scrimmage which gave Lou Brock's White team a 7-0 victory over the Blues,
captained by Charley Brock. A crowd of about 250 fans
watched the Blues fail to convert three scoring chances
and the Whites break a scoreless tie to punch over in
the last half minute. The Packer coach, who is not just
giving out "bear" stories when he expresses concern
over the approaching contest against the College All-
Stars, administered a verbal spanking to team members
after the scrimmage. He lashed out at several veterans,
told the team "to get a better mental attitude because 
we don't want to be a mediocre ball club". The hot sun
made playing conditions a little less than ideal but it
served to show up those who were not down to playing
weight nor in proper condition. That there will be long
drills next week was indicated when Lambeau went into
a huddle with the other coaches to talk it over. The head
coach jotted down all the mistakes that were made. He
promised another scrimmage sometime next week...
THREE ARE INJURED: The session was not without
its casualties. Halfback Paul Duhart pulled a muscle in
his left shoulder, tackle Paul Lipscomb hurt his ribs, 
and center Ralph Hammond sustained a knee injury.
The team physician said the injuries to Duhart and
Lipscomb are not serious and he had ordered an X-ray
of Hammond's knee to determine the extent of the hurt.
When the scrimmage first started it looked as though
the Whites would be snowed under but three Blue
scoring thrusts failed. The only touchdown came after a
62-yard march by the Whites with halfbacks Lou Brock
and Roy McKay doing the principal work to advance the
ball to the three-yard line. McKay scored. Bob Adkins
kicked the extra point with Brock holding. The scoring
march was set up when fullback Don Perkins of the
Whites blocked a field goal attempt by Ted Fritsch. The
ball rolled out of bounds on the Blues' 38. Brock got into
Blue territory with a 16-yard dash, Perkins lugged it five
and a pass attempt was no good. On third down, Lou
picked up two and then skirted left end to the 13...
MOVE DOWN TO ONE: McKay passed to Brock on 
the six, on another pass and then Lou punched through
for a first down on the one. Perkins lost two, a pass 
failed and then McKay rammed over. The scrimmage 
was called off shortly after. Lambeau called the squad
together and used plain language to tell them what he thought. A little punishment in the form of 20-yard wind sprints finished the morning's workout. The Blues got off to a good start as the passing combination of halfback Irv Comp and Don Hutson went to work on the very first play. The Blues had taken the ball on their own 20. Comp faded back and Hutson zoomed down the field to snag the pass. Faced by three would-be tacklers, he put on a burst of speed that left them empty-handed. He wound up on the 23, where he was stopped by McKay. The scoring chance was lost when the Whites held. Shortly after Capt. Charley Brock of the Blues intercepted a White pass on his own 30 and again the Hutson-Comp combination clicked for a 30-yard gain. After a running play by Ted Fritsch, Lipscomb recovered Comp's fumble on the 25. Two plays gained 10 and then Comp tossed to Hutson on the eight. Comp got a first down but the Whites braced, and they shoved the Blues back to the 17. On fourth down a pass from Comp to Hutson was too far...BLUES LOSE CHANCE: Shortly after the Blues got another chance but lost it on the two and a half. The Whites thereafter had the better of the argument especially on protection of the passer. But the session was a keen disappointment to Lambeau, who may be somewhat afraid that too many are remembering that 1944 was a championship year and forgetting that 1945 is yet to be played.
​THREE PACKERS ARE INJURED IN PRACTICE GAME
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers suffered a double jolt today in their intracamp battle leading up to their August 30 game against the College All-Stars in Chicago's Soldiers' field. More important than the Whites' 7 to 0 triumph over the Blues were injuries to three players and a performance, which for ineffectiveness, shocked Coach Curly Lambeau and his associates. Paul Duhart, right halfback, suffered a shoulder injury in a collision with Lou Brock; Ralph Hammond, rookie center, was whacked on the knee and assisted from the field, and Paul Lipscomb, 240 pound tackle from Tennessee, was kayoed with a rib bruise. Hammond was most seriously injured of the trio. He was taken to St. Vincent hospital for heat and diathermy treatments to heal strained ligaments in his knee. Dr. Henry S. Atkinson, club physician, said Hammond, former University of Pittsburgh player, probably will be able to rejoin the team Monday or Tuesday. The deltoid muscle in Duhart's left shoulder was bruised. Lipscomb's rib injury is not serious, Dr. Atkinson reported. There was no score until the final minutes when Roy McKay, the Texas cowboy, plowed over from the 3 yard line on a reverse. Sgt. Bob Adkins, who is with the Packers during furlough, then kicked the extra point. This was the signal for Lambeau to call off hostilities and herd the players away from the sideline crowd to deliver a scorching oration. Even so, his raised voice could be heard at times and this much was caught: "You've got to get a better mental attitude, boys. We don't want to be a mediocre team against the All-Stars. Get in shape. There was no reason for such an exhibition." They had played under a broiling sun and were weary, but Lambeau sentenced them to run a series of 20 yard sprints. Their faces were sweaty, grim, and somewhat dejected as they were excused. Later, Lambeau said the scrimmage proved that the squad is behind in its conditioning and that the cure will be harder work from now on. He thought some were guilty of carelessness. Assignments were missed. Even the veterans made mistakes. Joe Laws, in charge of the Blues, who had the best personnel when the game started, thrice failed to score on his choice of plays inside the 10 yard line. The Whites' touchdown was made under the direction of veteran Lou Brock. The scrimmage did have its compensations. Robert Cope, 202 pounder from Arkansas, and Ken Keuper, burly fullback from Georgia and a 1943 All-Star, were outstanding among the new men. Bob Flowers' play at backing up the line for the Whites also was a bright feature, and McKay was effective both on offense and defense.
PACKERS ENJOY FIRST RESPITE IN 10 DAYS OF TOIL
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - This was a day of meditation for the Green Bay Packers. They had plenty to think about in the light of their ragged performance in yesterday's scrimmage and the resultant tongue lashing from Coach Curly Lambeau. They know now, for sure, that a vast all-around improvement must be forthcoming or they will suffer the same fate in the College All-Star game August 30 as did the Washington Redskins two years ago. Lambeau, too, perhaps wanted the entire day to meditate, for there was no practice today. This was the first break after 10 successive days of drills. "Some of our better boys were getting leg weary," explained Curly, "and I felt they had earned the right to rest. We're far behind our schedule, but tomorrow we're making a new start. The scrimmage showed us that many of the players have developed careless habits, and this goes for some of those who helped us win the championship last year. Our first concern is to develop a better mental attitude. Then we've got to iron out all the mechanical faults which developed. We originally planned to work on new plays as the first order of business this week, but these will have to be postponed until we get other more important factors straightened out." The customary two-hour workout will be held in the mornings. Then, at 2:30 the laggards will be recalled to the practice field.
LAMBEAU IS GIVEN CONCESSIONS ON RULE CODE FOR ALL-STAR TILT
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau prepared today to send the Packers through their first full length scrimmage Saturday morning, meanwhile reporting results of a rules meeting with the five-man coaching staff of the All-Stars. The rules, a combination of the college and NFL codes, will be used in the Aug. 30 game between the Packers and collegians at
Chicago. Lambeau was somewhat disappointed that 
the new pro rule governing putting the ball in play 20
yards inside the sidelines instead of 15 yards after an
out-of-bounds was not adopted but he was satisfied 
with three other concessions approved by Head Coach
Bernie Bierman and his four assistants on the All-Star
staff. The new pro rule would have sped up the game by
allowing more latitude in choice of plays after an out-of-
bounds..PASS FROM ANY POINT: The pro-collegerule
amalgam will include the provision that passers may
throw the ball behind the line of scrimmage (pro), use of
a one-inch tee on kickoffs, and college dead ball rule
with the exception that the ball carrier in the open may
continue if he falls or touches any part of  his body to 
the ground if he is 10 yards from any defender when the
tumble occurs. Throwing of a forward pass from any
point behind the scrimmage line will help open up the
game,he believes, since it eliminates the necessity for
the passer to be five yards back as in college contests.
A second pass, generally the result of an attempted
lateral, will be penalized by putting the ball in play 
where it started. The pro rule provides loss of a down
and five-yard penalty while the college rule nullifies the
entire gain...POSTS ON GOAL LINE: Although Coach
Bierman wanted the goal posts set back 10 yards, the
pro provision which puts them on the goal line will be 
used, the Packer coach reported. The obvious result is
that attempted field goals will have 10 yard less to travel. Bierman probably held for the college rule because he knows the professional teams' wide use of the field goal has provided an effective scoring weapon. Three provisions in the college rules to be used include: no flying block or flying tackles permitted, no hands on face after initial charge nor illegal use of hands, and prohibition against the defense running with a recovered fumble except when recovered before the ball has hit the ground...PRESENT AT MEETING: Sitting in at the rules conference in Evanston, where the All-Stars are getting in plenty of work for the 12th renewal of the game. were Bierman, Assistant Coaches Jeff Cravath of Southern California, Jim Lookabaugh of Oklahoma A and M, Howie Oneil of Yale, and Arch Ward, Chicago Tribune sports editor, director of the contest. Working out with the squad this morning was Capt. Herman Rohrig, who is on leave from Fort Worth, Tex, Army Air field. Weighing 190 pounds and in excellent condition after several weeks' practice with the air field team, Rohrig will be used at the right halfback spot in the All-Star game. Lambeau said he has been playing quarterback in the T-formation under Maj. Doug Fessenden at Fort Worth. Rohrig, former Nebraska star, left here the week after the 1941 season closed. He received a commission at Miami, and is a member of the physical training staff at the field...WHITES TO PLAY BLUES: The makeup of starting squads for the regulation scrimmage Saturday morning was announced during today's drill, lengthiest of the year. It extended beyond the noon hour and took the place of a double practice scheduled today. The squad will be divided into the Whites and Blues with three recruits on the former and one of the latter. The first injuries of the season showed up today. Bill Kuusisto, veteran guard, missed the drill to have an X-ray taken of a knee injury sustained in live tackling practice two days ago. The extent of the injury was not known this afternoon. Two others have pulled muscles but practiced. They are Irv Comp and Paul Rabalis.
PACKER EXHIBITIONS
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - Lifting of travel restrictions today will permit the Green Bay Packers to play two exhibition games in September, it was noted here. On Sept,13, the 1944 NFL champions are scheduled to play an exhibition in Philadelphia, and on Sept. 23 they are booked for a contest with the Redskins in Washington.
PACKERS TEST SELVES TODAY IN SCRIMMAGE
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - The preliminary phase of the Green Bay Packers' preparations for the College All-Star game ended today. Nine days of hard work has cushioned the professional champions, at least so the coaches hope, for tomorrow's intrasquad contest. They will be playing as hard, said Headman Curly Lambeau, as though it were the night of August 30, which is the date the Packers move into Soldiers' field for their march with Bernie Bierman's college dandies. After today's drill, longest to date, Lambeau announced the starting lineups for tomorrow's game. Only four of the 13 freshmen were named among the 22, three of them on the Whites. These are the Tulsa twins, Clyde Goodnight and Nolan Luhn, who will man the ends, and Ed Neal, 287 pound right tackle from Tulane. Paul Lipscomb, 230 pound tackle from Tennessee, the other newcomer, will be on the right side of the Blues' line. The Blues' backfield is a familiar one, employing Larry Craig at left half, Joe Laws at right half and Ted Fritsch at fullback. This is a veteran unit which had more than a little to do with the Packers' triumph last December over the New York Giants in the NFL title game. In the rival backfield will be Ben Starrett at quarterback, Roy McKay at left half, Lou Brock at right half, and Don Perkins at fullback. This is an all-veteran combination except for McKay, who was sidelined by a knee injury most of the last season. All of the 37 players in camp, with the possible exception of Bill Kuusisto, will be in there sooner or later. Kuusisto, veteran guard, suffered a knee injury in tackling drill and an X-ray was taken tonight to determine if there is a bone chip.
NATIONAL GRID LEAGUE TO HAVE COMPETITION IN 1946
AUG 20 (Chicago) - Uncle Sam's nipping of the Nips came late enough in the year to assure clear sailing for the NFL at the box office this fall, but there's still competition brewing for 1946. V-J day found an armed truce between the long-established NFL and the proposed All-American conference, which is chomping at the bit as it awaits return of prospective players from military service. Officials of the embryonic league admit that even if all their earmarked talent returned within a month, it would be impossible to start operations this year...READY TO GO IN 1946: But Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune and guiding light of the new circuit, asserted that the war's end came at exactly the right time for a 1946 getaway. "It probably will take three to six months before all our players return from service," Ward said. "By next August, then, the teams will be fully organized and we should be all set to get down to business." Thus far, the 25-year old National league has ignored the hustling All-American, but the fur is bound to fly when such stars as Glenn Dobbs, Bob Steuber, Bill Daley, Angelo Bertelli, Paul Governali, Otto Graham, Gene Fekete, Eddie Prokop and Creighton Miller swap fighting clothes for grid togs. The All-America has signed all those players and many others likewise claimed by the National league. The new league once offered to confer with Commissioner Elmer Layden of the National league, who spurned the peace proposal, commenting that the proposed circuit didn't even own a football. All-America owners now are inclined, Ward warns, to "go after talent they want to matter where they find it. They have the money to attain their goal and they aren't afraid to spend it." The league holds franchises in three National league cities - New York, Chicago and Cleveland - and in Miami, Buffalo, Los Angeles and San Francisco, with an eighth city to be selected later. Ward admits that the battle of dollars for talent will play havoc with professional football generally and suggests that club owners in both leagues will be "downright stupid if they don't get together."
DOUBLE WORKOUT SET FOR GREEN BAY SQUAD
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - A week of two-a-day drills designed to bring the Packers to a peak by the Aug. 30 contest against the College All-Stars was outlined today by Coach Curly Lambeau after a morning session in which he found "some slight improvement" in all departments. The improvement was note by both Lambeau and Line Coach Walt Kiesling, who compared the morning session with a disappointing scrimmage Saturday. Lambeau hastened to add that the improvement still leaves the team "far from being the club that we will have to be to defeat the All-Stars." Some of the players will have to do considerable work to get in playing shape and the coaching staff will use afternoon periods to iron out mistakes, drill the club on assignments and mill over phases of the attack that can't be covered in the morning...VETERAN ENDS APPEAR: The squad was boosted to 39 this morning when ends Harry Jacunski and Alex Urban appeared for the first time. Jacunski, a veteran of six campaigns, arrived Sunday from South Bend, Ind., where he just finished summer practice at Notre Dame. Harry reported in good shape. He will return to Notre Dame immediately after the game continue his work as end coach. Urban's appearance was a pleasant surprise to Lambeau, who had scoured the country for about a month trying to locate him. Some time ago the Bay coach had given Alex up as "lost" and he almost fell over when the big end strode onto the practice field this morning, completely unannounced. Urban had been working in a furniture store in Toledo. He was discharged from the service last October after three years of service, 16 months of it in a field artillery outfit in the Solomons. Urban rejoined the team last fall. He played undergraduate football at South Carolina and joined the Packers in 1941. Shortly after he was inducted into the Army...SEVEN PRACTICE SUNDAY: The Packers took a day off Sunday to rest legs that were weary after Saturday's scrimmage. However, seven squad members worked out about an hour under Kiesling, Don Hutson and Johnny Blood. The head coach made special mention of the players' spirit in turning out voluntarily. Those who showed up were Baby Ray, Buckets Goldenberg, Bob Flowers, Herman Rohrig, Ray McKay, Larry Craig and Bob Adkins. Two of Saturday's casualties - halfback Paul Duhart and tackle Paul Lipscomb - worked out this morning, seemingly none the worse for injuries sustained in the scrimmage. Center Ralph Hammond, who suffered a knee injury, was to be released from the hospital today. He pulled a ligament but the hurt is not believed serious. Otherwise, the squad seemed to be in good shape although stiff and sore. Lambeau said another scrimmage would be held this week, but won't "before all our mistakes are out. The team will probably take it light next week. Departure for Chicago is scheduled for the morning of Aug. 29. A workout under the lights at Soldiers' Field will be held that night."
JACUNSKI, URBAN GIVE PACKERS POWER AT ENDS
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers' roll call was answered today by two additional fellows, bringing the professional champions up to a numerical 39 for their battle the night of August 30, against the well-manned College All-Stars. The newcomers were Harry Jacunski and Alex Urban, veteran ends. Jacunski's arrival was expected, but Urban, who fought six months on Guadalcanal as a private 1st class, in the army, reported without any advance notices. Both were welcomed on a day when double drills began to hasten the squad's conditioning for the Soldiers' field extravaganza. Jacunski was conducted into the city by an old Chicago Bear, Gene Ronzani. The two are members of Notre Dame's football coaching staff and Jacunski will return to the Irish campus after participating in the Chicago game. Ronzani, who spurned a Bear contract to join Hugh Devore at Notre Dame, was en route to Iron Mountain to visit relatives. "If they'll just pitch a few to Jacunski the Packers will win the game," said Ronzani, who has much admiration for the Packers star. "Harry's been teaching the Notre Dame ends fundamental play by getting in there and taking hard knocks in practice," Gene added. Jacunski's physical condition drew glances of envy from some of the laggards who have been slowing up the Packers' preparations for the All-Stars. Urban, likewise, appeared in excellent condition. He joined the Packers in midseason of 1944 after drawing his army release. He had not communicated with the club this year and Coach Curly Lambeau had given him up for lost when Alex walked into the clubhouse today. Urban plays either end. He and Lambeau were to talk salary later in the day. These arrivals, plus the presence of Paul Duhart and Paul Lipscomb on the field, cut away some of the gloom which started forming last Saturday when the champions showed only enough scoring punch in an intra-squad game to make one touchdown. Duhart and Lipscomb both were injured in that clash, but showed no ill effects today. Ralph Hammond, rookie center, who suffered a bruised knee in the scrimmage, was released from the hospital today.
OFFICIALS ARE NAMED FOR ALL-STAR CONTEST
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - ​The stage is almost completely set today for the 12th annual College Al-Star game with the naming of four officials who will handle the Aug. 30 contest in Soldier's field between the Packers and a select group of over 60 collegians. Ronald Gibbs, a veteran NFL referee, will have John Kelly of the pro circuit as headlinesman. Two Western conference officials, E.C. Krieger as umpire and William Blake as field judge, will handle other rule enforcement departments. The four were agreed upon at a meeting last week between Coach Curly Lambeau and Head Coach Bernie Bierman of the All-Stars. All that remains to be done before the annual classic is for the teams to sharpen their offensive and defensive tactics. In this, the Packers are holding drills twice a day. Coach Lambeau, while cautioning that much works remains to be done, has been pleased with improvement shown since last Sunday's dismal scrimmage...WON'T MAKE PREDICTIONS: The Bay coach is wary enough not to be drawn into any predictions about the outcome, explaining that too many factors "enter into the picture to make a guess about the outcome." If the temperature is right and the field is dry, he looks for a high-scoring contest, something like the last one in which the Packers appeared in 1940. The team won 45 to 28 that year to set a new scoring mark for the game. The nearest thing to a scrimmage since Saturday took place during this morning's two-hour session. Defensive linemen donned the blocking pads while the offense attempted an assorted collection of favorite Green Bay plays, including quite a few pass maneuvers. One shift in position sent Tiny Croft to left tackle from right. Lambeau, who is pleased with Croft's willingness to shed poundage, said the huge lineman probably would be used at right tackle on defense "because he does a good job of plugging holes there." After the workout, Croft did a few sprints with Johnny Blood, who seems to be thoroughly enjoying his role as the team's morale builder...GOOD DEFENSIVE WORK: Line Coach Walt Kiesling singled out guard Bob Cope, a newcomer from Arkansas, for his defensive work. Cope was at right guard on a squad which had Bill Kuusisto at tackle, Croft and Paul Lipscomb at tackle, Alex Urban, who reported Monday, and Nolan Luhn at ends with Bob Flowers at center. A defensive team, which later shifted to offense, opened with Larry Craig and Harry Jacunski at end, Baby Ray and Forrest McPherson at tackle, Charley Tollefson and Mike Bucchanieri at guard and Capt. Charley Brock at center. Several backfield combinations were used and a number of other linemen saw service in the contact work. The makeup of the starting team a week from Thursday probably won't be set by Lambeau until a few days before the game...MAY RAISE SQUAD LIMIT: The possibility that the Packers may have a squad of 33 men this season was seen today when Commissioner Elmer Layden of the National league said the number would be raised from 28 when President Truman issues his formal proclamation that hostilities have ceased. In the meantime, the Packers and the other professional clubs are going along under the war-dictated squad limit of 28. Lambeau said it is his belief that the limit should be raised to 33 because when the 28-rule was agreed upon in 1942 "it was to be for the duration of the war only." Now that the war is over, he feels that the rule is no longer operative. The Packers, however, will carry 28 until some clarification comes from the league's front office.
PACKER TALENT SIFTED FOR KEY MEN IN ATTACK
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Seven Packers were throwing passes today as the professional champions reacted favorably to cloudy and coolish weather. These included four left halfbacks and the three right halfbacks. It emphasized that the Packers no longer have an Arnie Herber or Cecil Isbell, spectacular pass pitchers of other years. Further expanding of thoughts on the changed times for the pass minded Packers brought this question: "Who's going to be the main man in the backfield against the College All-Stars a week from Thursday night in Soldiers' field?" There is no apparent answer for this one. In 1943 the All-Stars knew the man to watch among the Washington Redskins was Sammy Baugh. The All-Stars were equally certain their main job was to stop Sid Luckman's aerials in the 1944 battle with the Chicago Bears. The collegians stopped Baugh, but not Luckman. Irv Comp is the Packers' No. 1 left halfback, the successor to Isbell. Comp, a large, serious fellow, has helped the Packers carry on the tradition as the most pass-minded team in professional football. But he has not yet reached the heights of a Herber or an Isbell. While it is likely that Comp will throw more passes than any of the other eligiblles it could be that one of six others might make the pitch which could be the decisive factor in an anticipated close game. In making his passing attack more elastic Coach Curly Lambeau has drawn the right halfbacks into his scheme. This had added more deception to the attack. Many of the passes appear to be running plays at the start. The three right halves, Lou Brock, Joe Laws, and Herman Rohrig, are firing the ball regularly and today was no exception. In the Packers' system the right half calls the plays and technically is the quarterback. The quarterback is used almost exclusively as a blocker. The three blocking backs are Larry Craig, Ben Starrett, and Bob Adkins. Because of the nature of their work they get few headlines. Comp has three associates at left half. Roy McKay may prove to be the best of the trio. The Texan is a businesslike fellow who has proved that he can run, pass and kick. It may be that he will develop to be the Packers' best punter. Paul Duhart, who made good as a rookie last season, and Sid Tinsley are the other two left halfbacks. Adding to the uncertainty as to which of these seven will be the outstanding passer against the All-Stars is the open question on the identity of the Packers' most devastating runner.
AT LEAST THREE EXHIBITION TILTS FOR PACKERS BEFORE BEAR BATTLE
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Although the Packers' immediate objective is the All-Star game, they are now assured of having at least three exhibition contests before they tangle with the Chicago Bears in the first regular season tilt here Sept. 30. Coach Curly Lambeau said today that the three non-league tests had been approved following the recent lifting of the transportation ban. The first exhibition will be against the Philadelphia Eagles in the eastern city's huge Municipal Stadium on the night of Sept. 13. The second is scheduled for Sept. 19 at Hershey, Pa., against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The finale will be Sept. 23 against the Washington Redskins in the nation's capital. The Packer-Eagle game is the annual charity benefit sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer...SHOULD GET EXPERIENCE: The eastern contests plus the All-Star game next week should not only benefit the squad as a whole but will be of particular value to recruits who yet must have their first taste of rough professional football competition, Lambeau said. The coach added that it should not be forgotten that the All-Star squad will present the first formidable test of 1945. An arrival and a departure occurred in the Packers' camp today, as they continued two-a-day practices. The arrival was Dr. Paul Berezney, veteran right tackle, who blew into town Tuesday evening from St. Petersburg, Fla. The departing player was guard Frank Hazard of Nebraska. Hazard left without notice, apparently after discovering that he would be unable to reach playing weight. Berezney's arrival gives the Packers a team that started the 1944 championship game against the New York Giants. This group, fans will recall, included Berezney and Baby Ray, tackles; Harry Jacunski and Don Hutson, ends; Buckets Goldenberg and Bill Kuusisto, guards; Capt. Charley Brock, center; Larry Craig, Ted Fritsch, Joe Laws and Irv Comp in the backfield...RECEIVE LAST PLAYS: Today the squad received the last list of plays to be used against the collegians and they will employ them in a secret scrimmage set for Friday morning. The rough work will taper off after that until next Wednesday night, when the final pregame drill is scheduled for Soldiers' Field. The only serious casualty on the squad is center Ralph Hammond, who is still having trouble with a knee injury sustained last Saturday. The former Pittsburgh pivot man is still receiving hospital treatment but will be allowed to attend drills without doing any work. It is doubtful whether he will be in shape for the All-Star game, Lambeau said. Asst. Coach Don Hutson will take a rest Thursday, when he is to represent the Packers at the annual Junior Association of Commerce All-Star luncheon at the Hotel Sherman. The star end has been doing double duty during practice and has given no evidence that he is slowing up any. He is definitely slated for action in Chicago but as for games after that anybody's guess is good. Several more of the veterans working out have signed contracts, Lambeau reported, explaining that they should be not be classed as "holdouts" because time just hasn't been found previously to talk over terms. Most recent signers are center Bob Flowers, Fritsch and Ray.
DOC BEREZNEY TO TREAT PACKERS TACKLE TROUBLES
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - The Packers' right tackle problem eased today with the arrival of Dr. Paul Berezney, a budding young surgeon from the Florida west coast. The doctor, regular custodian of this spot in the Green Bay line for three seasons, hopes to make up for lost time and qualify to start against the College All-Stars a week from tomorrow night in Soldiers' field. He may play with the world champions all season. Tiny Croft, Forrest McPherson, and 285 pound Ed Neal have been working at right tackle, but Berezney's presence may cause Croft's return to left tackle, his normal position. McPherson has been moved from center to help bolster right tackle, but the chunky veteran is standing by for a possible call at center not that it appears Pete Hammond will be lost for the game. Hammond, former Pitt center, still is taking treatments for an injured knee and is out of uniform...The Packers' squad now numbers 39, top personnel for a pro team in the All-Star series in three years. The roster included three centers, eight guards, seven tackles, eight end, three quarterback, four left halfbacks, three right halfbacks and three fullbacks...The Packers approached a full blown scrimmage in a bristling workout this morning under ideal weather conditions. A defensive team wearing blocking pads tried to mess up running and passing maneuvers. For the first time the champions tried their skill at field goal kicking, with Don Hutson, Ted Fritsch and Glen Sorenson taking turns. The Bears won last year's All-Star game on a field goal by Pete Gudauskas, an erstwhile Packer, by the way. Coach Curly Lambeau cleared the field of spectators to give the session an added appearance of importance. The squad went back to the field in the afternoon for more instructions on assignments and strategy to be used against the All-Stars...Friends of Jimmy Crowley, commissioner of the new All-America football conference, are awaiting his arrival here Sunday for a visit. Crowley started his brilliant football career at Green Bay's East High school and his coach in the 1919 and 1920 seasons was Curly Lambeau. Crowley will go to Chicago from Green Bay for the All-Star game and a meeting of the All-America conference.
NO MORE SPECTATORS AT PACKER WORKOUTS
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The Packers started their third
week of practice today for the encounter next Thursday
evening against the College All-Stars in Chicago's
mammoth Soldiers' field and from now on the lid will be
on as far as the customers who would like to ogle the
drills are concerned. What tranpires in the sessions
hereafter and until game time will be "top secret" as
Coach Curly Lambeau feels it may give and and comfort
to the enemy. Meanwhile, the collegians are working 
their head off at Northwestern university's stadiym in
Evanston. Head Coach Bernie Bierman and his aides
have been unrelenting in driving the All-Star squad
through offensive and defensive maneuvers. The reason
back of this probably is not only do the coaches and
squad want to win the game, but, more than that, they
mist win to keep the old question of "Who is best, the
pros or collegians?" alive...PROFESSIONAL HAVE 
EDGE: In the 11 games thus far, the professional teams
have had the better of the argument. The pros have won
six games, lost three and tied two. A victory for the
Packers next week would present National league fans
with a pretty fair argument that the collegians aren't so
tough and that a good pro team can beat a good college
squad. The fact that this year's All-Star squad is just
about the best, if not the best, ever assembled by the
sponsors of the game is what has the Packer coaching
staff worried. Reports trickling back from the collegians'
camp indicate that they not only are in top physical and
mental condition but that they are being given additional
boosts through an appeal to their pride...ROSTER
NUMBER 66: Coach Lambeau has constantly repeated
both off and on the field that the All-Stars are going to 
be tougher this year than ever before. A glance at the
roster - now numbering a mere 66 - bears him out. 
Many players have as much experience in football as
second and third year veterans of the Packers with the
exception, of course, that they have not played at all
together. Take the backfield candidates for example.
Such college stars as Les Horvath of Ohio State,
Charley Trippi of Georgia, Walter Schlinkman, Texas
Tech, Ernie Bonelli of Pittsburgh; Babe Dimanchoff of
Purdue, Jim Dewar of Indiana, Don Greenwood, Illinois,
Bob Kennedy of Washington, Tom Harmon of Michigan
and 15 or 16 others are ready to throw everything that
have against the Bays...LEAD BIG TEN CHAMPIONS:
Horvath directed the Buckeyes last season when the
team won the Big Ten championship. Greenwood was 
the Illinois' quarterback in 1943-444. Trippi, with three
years experience on service teams since he played on
Georgia's Rose Bowl team, is a great competitor and 
may make Georgians forget about Frankie Sinkwich.
Kennedy surpassed the Pacific coach conference 
ground gaining record held by Kenny Washington of
UCLA. Bonelli  made grid history at Pitt, when the
Panthers were the scourge of college football. The All-
Star line is just as potent. While the collegians are
getting up a full head of steam, the Packers are not
wasting any time. They'll hold their final scrimmage
behind closed doors Friday morning and then begin to
taper off. All the plays they will use have been issued
and practice tactics from now on will be directed toward
making their execution perfect.
PACKERS TO BAR FANS AT DRILL TODAY
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - If the All-Stars game were to be
played tomorrow, instead of a week from tonight, Coach
Curly Lambeau confesses he would be almost at a total
loss to name the Green Bay Packers' starting lineup.
After today's drills he declared his mind is made up on
just two starters and that the other nine positions are
open. "The only definite starters," he said after some
 deliberation, "are Don Hutson at left end and Larry Craig
at blocking back." This puts such standouts as Capt.
Charley Brock and Ted Fritsch in the doubtful class at
kickoff time under the Soldiers' field lights, and this is
why tomorrow's secret scrimmage will do much toward
helping Lambeau make up his mind on his opening
combination. To eliminate all spectators, the scrimmage
has been set for City stadium, home of the Packers.
The gates will be locked after the squad takes the field
9:30 a.m. Left half? The No. 1 fellow last season was Irv Comp. He completed 80 of 177 passes in National league competition, 12 for touchdowns. But Comp is being pressed to the hilt by Roy McKay, the Texas cowboy, twice a college All-Star. Right half? Lou Brock was the main man at this spot in '44. But he has two earnest rivals in Joe Laws and Capt. Herman Rohrig of the air forces. Fullback? Fritsch doubtless will get the call. But it won't be for lack of effort by Don Perkins and Ken Keuper. Ted, along with Comp, led the Packers in pass interceptions last season, each having six. Capt. Brock doubtless will start at center, but the performance of Bob Flowers, the blond Texan, has been outstanding during the two weeks the Packers have been working. Eight guard have been engaging in a free for all. At right guard Buckets Goldenberg has Pete Tinsley, Bill Kuusisto, and Mike Bucchianeri as formidable rivals. Lambeau may have to pick from his hat one of these four for left guard: Glen Sorenson, Charles Tollefson, Ray Monaco and Bob Cope. At right tackle are Dr. Paul Berezney, Paul Lipscomb, and Ed Neal, both newcomers, and Forrest McPherson. Lipscomb may be a little ahead of the competition, because Berezney, 1944 regular, arrived only yesterday. Baby Ray rates as the starting left tackle while drawing stubborn opposition from Tiny Croft, the Chicago born behemoth. Harry Jacunski, making the All-Star game his final fling, doubtless will start at right end despite all that rookie Nolan Luhn and Joel Mason can do about it. During drill this morning the Packers tossed some 35 running and passing plays against various alignments representing the College All-Stars' defense. Safety men spent considerable time handling punts under game conditions.
BOOK LEARNING IS PART OF DAILY ROUTINE FOR PACKER GRID SQUAD
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - The average football fan figures that the only preparation a football team needs for a game is the regular daily practice, but this is not the case either with the Packers, now well toward the end of long drills for next Thursday's game against the College All-Stars, or any other team, the collegians included. True, the Packers have been working out twice daily this week to get split-second timing on plays and to work on several types of defense, any one of which they may have to use against the All-Stars. Butt the players have had to do more than that. The extra combat sessions might be termed "book learning", that is learning theory and applying it to situations that might arise during the game. For example, Coach Curly Lambeau has met off the field with the three men whose job it will be to direct the team's offense in Soldiers' field. They are right halfbacks Lou Brock, Joe Laws and Herman Rohrig. Actually, they play the role of quarterbacks. But in the Lambeau system the quarterbacks do the blocking and the right halfbacks the signal calling plus whatever running, passing or kicking happens to be needed...LAMBEAU SUGGESTS SITUATIONS: During the extra sessions, the quartet sits down before a large blackboard on which a miniature football field is laid out. Then the teacher suggests to the pupils a situation which could occur in a game. The signal callers have to come up with the right answer. It's mostly just theory but constant hammering at theory gives the quarterbacks a solid foundation that comes in handy during the hear of battle. That's just one phase of the off-the-field preparations. Thursday, the entire squad met to discuss the rules which will be used in the All-Star game. Since the code is a combination of NFL and intercollegiate rules, it would not pay to have the Packers caught short on some rule which they ordinarily would not be bounds by. The rules meeting also served to acquaint recruits with the main body of pro regulations...MUST STUDY ASSIGNMENTS: When the team is not on the field or in skull sessions, the individual members are expected to study their assignments on plays so that when the examination papers are passed around they don't flunk. Ordinarily, a flunk means just a small fine if the grade isn't too far under passing. But it has happened that a player here and there has been sent home for failing to pass. Such full-time work will continue after the All Star game, but the fact remains that the forthcoming contest will give the test to what has been accomplished. The power of the collegians has become something of an obsession with Lambeau. "We realize they're the best coached and best conditioned squad in the history of the series," he proclaims on the slightest provocations. "That's why we're stressing condition, assignments, offense, defense and proper mental attitude...RIGHT SIDE BOLSTERED: The Bay coach said today that two latecomers but both veterans, end Harry Jacunski and tackle Paul Berezney, are rapidly fitting into the picture. Jacunski reported 10 days late and Berezney came into camp Wednesday. Their presence for the All-Star game will bolster the right side of the where both had been regular starters for the last several seasons. Lambeau announced that center Ralph Hammond, a recruit from Pittsburgh, definitely would not be in shape to play next week because of a knee injury sustained last Saturday. Veteran guard Pete Tinsley has also been laid up with a back injury he received in the season's first scrimmage. Pete, however, should be available...FULL LENGTH SCRIMMAGE: Several of the players were excused from practice Thursday afternoon to allow them to rest tired legs, which needed to be in shape for this morning's full-dress scrimmage. The session was conducted behind locked gates on the City stadium turf. Out of performances in the scrimmage will come the starting lineup for the Packers' third start against the collegians. Lambeau indicated rough work would be held at a minimum from now on to leave the chance for injuries that would be extremely costly at this late date.
ARNOLD HERBER, FORMER PACKER GREAT, PLANS TO RETURN TO N.Y. GIANTS
AUG 24 (New York) - Arnie Herber, veteran forward passing star of the Green Bay Packers who made a football comeback with the New York Giants last season, has signed for another season, President John V. Mara announced Thursday. Herber wrote that he was confident of bettering his 1944 record.
LARRY CRAIG'S BROTHER DIES OF HEART ATTACK
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Larry Craig, Packers' blocking back, received word about 2:30 this afternoon that his brother, Edward, 36, had died of a heart attack while working on the Craig farm at Six Mile, S.C., this morning. The Packer players plans to go to South Carolina for funeral services, which had not as yet been arranged.
PACKERS WHITES WIN ON COMP TO HUTSON PASS
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - A 51 yard touchdown pass thrown by Irv Comp and fielded by Don Hutson was the play which gave the Packer Whites a 14 to 7 victory over the Blues today. Played on the velvety turf of City stadium, the 45 minute scrimmage brought to a climax the strenuous portion of the professional champion's preparations for next Thursday night's game with the College All-Stars in Soldiers' field. Coach Curly Lambeau told them what they wanted to hear - that in comparison to last Saturday's intrasquad game they looked like champions today. The Whites won the earlier scrimmage, 7 to 0. Lambeau quickly added these disquieting observations. This is no trick to deceive the All-Stars. The Packers have a number of elderly gentlemen, and many of them were late in reporting. Among those who were kept out of today's scrimmage was Harry Jacunski, the champions' starting right end of 1944. His legs are giving him trouble. The Packers have only five days left until they rush onto the gridiron in Soldiers' field to meet the challenge of the All-Stars. Hutson reminded them of this just before the scrimmage when he yelled, "C'mon, it's getting late. Less than a week to go before the game." As for the scrimmage, the Whites had possession of the ball six times to the Blues' five. The Whites' starting lineup may have been pretty close to the 11 who will lineup next Thursday night. It went like this: Huston, left end; Baby Ray, left tackle; Glen Sorenson, left guard; Capt. Charley Brock, center; Buckets Goldenberg, right guard; Paul Berezney, right tackle; Joel Mason, right end; Larry Craig, quarterback; Comp, left half; Lou Brock, right half; Ted Fritsch, fullback. The Whites started out on their 45 yard line and Fritsch spun over the defensive right side for 33 yards. On the next play Tiny Croft hit Paul Duhart so hard that the left halfback fumbled, Don Perkins recovering for the Blues on the 12. After Perkins hit for 15 yards, Comp intercepted Roy McKay's pass at midfield and was chased out of bounds on the Blues' 9. Fritsch was piled up for a 3 yard loss. Comp dashed thru to the 4 and Fritsch ploughed over center for a touchdown. Hutson kicked the point. The Blues couldn't gain, and McKay quick-kicked 60 yards to Lou Brock and returned the ball to the Whites' 29. Then came three straight pass completions by Comp. Fritsch took the first one for 11 yards. Craig caught the next pitch for 9 to the Whites' 49. The count was second down and a yard to go. The Blues perhaps figured Lou Brock would call a running play. But Comp took the ball, faded back and Hutson made a leaping catch on the Blues' 12, then loped over. His kick for the point made it 14 to 0. The Whites stopped the Blues in two series of downs, but failed the third time. To set up the touchdown, Jow Laws recovered Duhart's fumble on the Whites' 27. McKay's first pass was incomplete, but Clyde Goodnight took the next one in the clear. He jogged back and touched the ball to the turf on the 4 yard line, forgetting that under the All-Star and professional rules the goal posts are on the goal line and not 10 yards back. Lambeau quickly detected the error, which would have been a monumental bonehead play in Thursday night's game. Goodnight, who is being touted as the new Hutson, was somewhat sheepish, and he won't make the same mistake again.
anything to do with it, the College All-Stars will give the Green Bay Packers a long, hard night when they meet in Soldier field Thursday night in the annual football classic between the professional champions and the pick of the collegians. The All-Stars, easy victors against the Great Lakes Bluejackets last week, will end training Tuesday. "They look pretty good," Assistant Coach Ray Eliot said today, "but we could use more time in getting them ready. Individually, they are fine. More coordination in running plays and in defense is necessary, however."...TOUGH FOR PACKERS: "These players come from all parts of the country and have been playing different types of football. They haven't played together enough. But they'll make it plenty tough for the Packers." Head Coach Bernie Bierman, University of Minnesota mentor, gave no hint as to a possible starting lineup, but did say that Charlie Trippi, star of Georgia's 1943 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA, probably would start at tailback. Trippi injured his side in a scrimmage last week and did not play as the All-Stars thumped Great Lakes' inexperienced team, 35-0, Saturday. Trippi, who will be playing in his third All-Star game, Sunday was elected captain of the team, succeeding Pfc. Richard Barwegen, Purdue guard who captained the club last year. Barwegen apparently will not get into Thursday's game. He suffered a knee injury at Great Lakes that is expected to keep him on the bench. The collegians are coming up with a mixed offense, fashioned by Bierman, that may set the Packers back on their heels. Bierman especially has stressed a pass offense utilizing the new college rules that allow passing from any point back of the line of scrimmage. Running plays, short passes over the line of scrimmage and long passes off the same formation give the All-Stars a triple threat attack. "Of course, the Packers have some of the same things, and they'll be plenty tough for these boys," Eliot, University of Illinois grid chief, said. "But I know we'll make it tough for them, too."
PACKERS TO DRILL UNDER LIGHTS FOR TILT WITH ALL-STAR ELEVEN
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - Faced with the prospect of cramming several days work in half that time, the Packers take to the City stadium turf tonight for the first of three successive drills under the lights that will culminate in Thursday night's battle against the College All-Stars in Soldiers' field, Chicago, before a sellout crowd of more than 90,000 spectators. Some of the doubting Thomases among Packer fans have been inclined to underestimate the power of the collegians this year but they had an answer in the team's 35-0 victory over the Great Lakes Bluejackets on Saturday. Despite frequent warnings from Coach Curly Lambeau that "this years' All-Stars are the toughest team the pros have had to face since 1934", not a few fans have been overly optimistic about the Packers' chances...USE AERIAL TACTICS: The All-Stars will fight fire with fire if their victory if their victory over the Sailors is any indication. This means that aerial fireworks will be prominent in the attack of the collegians who scored five touchdowns via passes Saturday. All of the touchdown throws were made by young Perry Moss of Tulsa after brilliant running by ex-Michigan ace, Tom Harmon, and Ernie Bonelli of Pittsburgh had put the ball in position. Coach Lambeau took immediate cognizance of the game's outcome, repeating what he said all along. "We're going to be playing an all-college, all-service team squad and we're concerned." He said reports on the game indicated that Harmon, recently released from the air forces, "has never run like that before." Besides the ex-All American, the All-Stars are loaded with such stars as Charley Trippi of Georgia and Les Horvath of Ohio State...HOLD SKULL SESSIONS: The Packers spent this morning in the classroom going over details of strategy with the coaching staff and they will continue hitting the books Tuesday morning. The last daylight practice was held Sunday when a two-hour workout meant anything but a layoff. Besides giving the players a chance to become accustomed to night work, drills tonight and Tuesday here, and Wednesday in Chicago, will be used to polish up the offense. The right tackle spot received another lift Sunday, when Chet Adams, who played with the team in 1943 after several seasons with Cleveland, reported. Adams, inducted into the Army after the 1943 season, came here from a Texas camp to spend a furlough. Although he reported late, Lambeau expects to use him against the All-Stars. The ex-Ohio university giant is a veteran of five years' play in the National league. When the Rams decided to forego competition in 1943, he was loaned to the Packers for that season. He sustained a leg injury in the campaign to retard his effectiveness somewhat although he started several contests. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs over 230. Larry Craig, veteran blocking back, has decided to remain with the team until after the All-Star game when he will go to his home in South Carolina for about a week. Craig's brother, Edward, died suddenly of a heart attack Friday. The veteran player attempted to obtain transportation home in time for the funeral Sunday, but failed, causing him to postpone his trip until after the game.
PACKERS DRILL UNDER LIGHTS; COACHES WORRY
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers tonight got into the All-Star mood by turning on the floodlights in City stadium, bordered by the East River, a somewhat remote comparison to Soldiers' field which is adjacent to Lake Michigan. And there weren't 90,000 people watching, as there will be Thursday night in the Chicago arena, but the professional champions got a psychological lift in the brilliant atmosphere. Even so, there was little easing of the nervous state with which their coaches are approaching the game. This couldn't be an act because there are too many plainly etched factors working against the Packers. First, they won't have the brilliant passing of Cecil Isbell, who sparked their 45 to 28 triumph in 1940, their last appearance in the All-Star series. The overall picture is of a squad which isn't far enough along physically or mentally to play the type of game the Packers play, for instance, against the Chicago Bears. In a morning meeting in the Northland hotel, Curly Lambeau, the wily Green Bay coach, laid it on the line with his players. "We're behind schedule," he told them. "Remember, this is like the Thursday before a Sunday ballgame. You don't know your assignments well enough. We haven't come close to reaching the efficiency we will need to beat the All-Stars." Then Lambeau yielded the floor to Sgt. Johnny Blood, the old Packer pass catching star, who sat in on the All-Stars' 35 to 0 victory scrimmage over Great Lakes last Saturday. The sergeant's report was little less than terrifying. "They threw so many passes," said Johnny, "that I thought I was watching the Packers. This is the best looking All-Star squad I've seen. I saw the 1937 team which beat Green Bay, 6 to 0, and the gang in 1938 which took the Washington Redskins, 28 to 16. This team has a lot of dangerous runners. Tom Harmon looked wonderful. He really convinced me he can go." The professional elevens strive for perfection, which should be taken into consideration while perusing these gloomy reports. Perhaps Lambeau to comparing his team as of today to the one he hopes will bring a seventh world championship to this tidy little football minded city in the 1945 NFL campaign. It could be that the Packers don't have to be at full strength to whip the All-Stars. At any rate it is certain that for the third straight year the pros will enjoy no runaway. The Packers of 1940 began an era of superiority over the collegians with that 45 to 28 victory. In 1941 the Bears triumphed 37 to 13, and followed with a 21 to 0 decision in 1942. This gave the pros a three year composite score of 103 to 41. In 1943 the All Stars whipped the Redskins, 27 to 7. And last year the Bears had to rally to win, 24 to 21.
PACKERS FINISH DRILLS, DEPART FOR ALL-STAR GAME
AUG 29 (Green Bay) - A squad of 40 Packers, nothing if not a determined group, entrained at 11 o'clock this morning for Chicago, where they will get a severe test of their championship ability against the College All-Stars in the 12th renewal of the annual classic Thursday night in huge Soldier Field on Lake Michigan's shores. The team was to arrive in Chicago at mid-afternoon and will rest briefly at the Hotel Knickerbocker before limbering up on the stadium turf tonight. All of the pregame preparations that could be made were completed at City stadium Tuesday night although Coach Curly Lambeau admitted that "the team could stand a little more work on pass defense." He probably
had in mind the five touchdowns the All-Stars scored by
the aerial route against Great Lakes last Saturday. The
Bay coach, incidentally, departed on an earlier train this
morning, leaving the squad to be handled by Line Coach
Walt Kiesling and Asst. Coach Don Hutson. Numerous
fans also left on the same train...SQUAD LOOKS FIT:
The players looked fit as they practically raced through
an hour and a half session Thursday night. No contact
work was scheduled for the team went over its complete
repertoire of running and passing plays and also slipped
in a few minutes of defensive work. For the first time, 
the squad uncorked a few new maneuvers that may
surprise the All-Stars. Veterans and rookies alike were
crammed with spirit and appeared to be reaching the
desired peak for Thursday's encounter. Lambeau said
that he would not name his starters until Thursday but
he indicated that it would probably be composed almost
entirely of veterans who helped the team gain the bid for
the game by winning the world championship last
December against the New York Giants. It is safe to 
say that three almost certain starters will be Captain
Charley Brock at center, Hutson at left end and Larry
Craig at blocking back. The other choices for the 
starting linup remain tentative until just before the game
and probably will depend to a great extent upon whether
the Packers kick or receive and the weather...ALL
STARS HAVE POWER: Lambeau and his aides have
​done no about face on their previous predictions that 
the All-Stars have the toughest combination that a
championship professional team has had to face since
the series started in 1934. Naturally, they feel down 
deep that the Packers can win if they play their most
effective and efficient football but they are equally sure
that the club cannot afford to make a single mistake.
The backfield of the All-Stars is studded with brilliant
performers, including Capt. Charley Trippi of Georgia,
Tom Harmon of Michigan, Bob Kennedy of Washington
State, Corwin Clatt of Notre Dame, Les Horvath of Ohio
State and many others who are just about lost in the
squad of over 60 that has been assembled. The All-Star
line is also potent enough to give the Packers' ground
thrusts some trouble. The All-Stars went through a
spirited dress rehearsal Tuesday night in preparation for
the game...FINAL WORKOUT TODAY: Led by Trippi,
most of the 65-man squad engaged in a full workout
under lights. The All-Stars will have a final workout 
today, folllowed by a lecture, and then will return to
Northwestern of the night. Pvt. Dick Barwegan, former
Purdue lineman, did not participate in Tuesday's drill.
Instead, Barwegan took heat treatments for an ailing
knee injured last week against Great Lakes. Coach
Bernie Bierman employed Trippi, Perry Moss of Tulsa,
Harmon and John Strzykalski of Marquette at several
posts in the backfield. Working out at center were Martin Silovich, Marquette; Lt. Clifton Speegle, Oklahoma, and Tex Warrington, former Auburn star. Interest in the game in Chicago has reached tremendous proportions because fans there feel that the time is just about ripe for the All-Stars to get back on the victory string after winning only once since 1933. More than 90,000 fans will be on hand when the game starts at 8:30 Central War Time. Besides the football game, an elaborate between-halves ceremony is planned, featring the 200-piece under the direction of Ray Dvorak of the University of Wisconsin. Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, sponsor of the grid classic, said today, if accommodations were available, the crowd will number more than 135,000. The attendance cannot reach the 101,000 figure for the 1943 game because of a slight decrease in seating capacity, but Ward said the ticket demand for thie year's clash exceeds any previous event.
PACKERS IN FINE SPIRIT FOR ALL-STAR GAME TONIGHT
AUG 30 (Chicago) - Anxious to prove that their 1944 NFL championship was no fluke, the Green Bay Packers are prepared to meet the College All-Stars 
tonight in the 12th annual game in a series between the
world professional champions and a select group of
collegiants and service stars. The contest will be played
in Soldier Field before 90,000 spectators with the kickoff
scheduled for 8:30. The power of the Packers, who are
making their third appearance in the gridron classic, 
has been hashed and rehashed since they began to
practice for the contest three weeks ago today. And the
potency of the All-Stars, seeking their third victory in
the annual clash, has also been the subject of many
stories the last three weeks. Whether the teams will
measure up depends only on what they do during the
60 minutes elapsed time of the game. Coach Curly
Lambeau announced his starting lineup today and also
had a pronouncement to make on the game. Said
Lambeau: "We really have a tough assignment, much
toughest than the last time we played in the game 
(1940 - Packers 45, All-Stars 28). But I will be very 
much disappointed if we don't win. The team deserves
a victory because of its spirit."...ALL-STARS WANT
VICTORY: The All-Star coaches also feel that their
charges - over 60 of them - should have a victory this
year because they have worked hard, shown extreme
ptness for the lessons drilled into them twice a day
since practice sessions opened, and have major
portions of enthusiasm and the will to win. On spirit,
the two squads rate about even, but the comparison
stops there. The Green Bay squad will have a decided
edge on the All-Stars in experience. Lambeau said he
would start an all-veteran team with only the left guard 
position in doubt until game time because it will not be
known until then whether the Packers will receive or
kick. If they kick, Glen Sorenson will start; if they 
receive, Bill Kuusisto will be the starter. The other line
positions will be taken by Cap. Charley Brock at center,
Pete Tinsley at right guard, Baby Ray and Dr. Paul
Berezney at tackle, and end Don Hutson and Harry
Jacunski at ends. The backfield will include Larry Craig
at the blocking back spot, Irv Comp at left half, Joe Laws at right half, and Ted Fritsch at fullback. With the exception of Tinsley and Sorenson, this is the team that started against New York in the championship tilt last December...BIERMAN NAMES STARTERS: Against this array of Packers, Coach Bernie Bierman will start a backfield consisting of Charley Mitchell of Tulsa at quarterback; Capt. Charles Trippi of Georgia at left half, Edmond Shedlosky of Tulsa at right half, and Lt. Robert Kennedy of Washington State at full. Other backs sure to see action include Tom Harmon of Michigan, Don Greenwood of Illinois, Walter Schlinkman of Texas Tech, Ernie Bonelli of Pitt and Johnny Strzykalski of Marquette. The All-Star line starting operations in front of this quartet will probably include Pfc. Ted Cook of Alabama and Pfc. William Huber of Notre Dame, ends; Cpl. Robert Zimmy, Indiana, and William Willis, Ohio State, tackles; Damon Tassos, Texas A. and M., and Glen Burgeis, Tulsa, guards, and Caleb (Tex) Warrington, Alabama Poly center. The number of substitutions for Green Bay will depend to some extent on weather conditions. If it is warm and hot, Lambeau will make frequent replacements both in the line and backfield. However, several veterans are slated for heavy duty regardless and at least some of the rookies will get their first chance to display what they have under the strain of fierce competition...VETERANS ARE READY: Veterans ready to sttp into the lineup are backs Roy McKay, Lou Brock, Don Perskins, Ben Starrett and rookies Ken Keuper, a crashing fullback from Georgia, Sid Tinsley from Clemson and two servicemen, Sgt. Bob Adkins and Lt. Herman Rohrig. Although Hutson will start, indications were that a rookie, Clyde Goodnight of Tulsa, will see plenty of action at the left wing, probably teaming up with Nolan Luhn, also of Tulsa. Goodnight has shown tremendous speed and pass catching ability in practice at Green Bay and Lambeau played safe by keeping any mention of his outstanding ability under cover. Along the line, veterans Buckets Goldenberg, Tiny Croft, Charley Tollefson, Joel Mason, Chet Adams, Mike Bucchanieri, Bob Flowers, Alex Urban and Forrest McPherson are itching for a chance to get into the ball game. Rookies Paul Lipscomb, a big tackle from Tennessee, and Bob Cope, a guard from Arkansas, appear to have the best chance among new linemen for service...WILL TAKE TO AIR: The Packers again are expected to take to the air for their principal threats and in that department they will have ample companionship from the All-Stars. Such tossers as Perry Moss of Tulsa, Trippi, Harmon and Les Horvath of Ohio State are ready to toss the ball all over the lakefront stadium. When they aren't doing that, they'll be the big weapons in the collegians' ground attack, fashioned by Bierman, long a m aster of running plays. Although sentiment in Chicago favored the All Stars, there is plenty of Packer money available. In some quarters, the game is rated a tossup with the Green Bay eleven rated a slight favorite because of the advantage of experience. Actually, this edge in experience is not quite so great as it has been in the 11 other games since 1934, but it is still there. The Packers wound up their pregame drills with exercises under the Soldier Field lights Wednesday night. The All-Stars moved into town from Northwestern university in Evanston this morning. Numerous Green Bay partisans already were on hand Wednesday night, and each train from the north brought more. The Packers are headquartered at the Knickerbocker hotel.
PACKERS FACE 3RD ALL-STAR TEST TONIGHT
AUG 30 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers came into Chicago last yesterday on the same sort of mission which brought them to Soldiers' field in 1937 and 1940. The professional champions' head man, Earl (Curly) Lambeau, thought this third trip was fraught with more hazards than the two earlier ones, which was his way of saying that the Packers are anticipating a boisterous battle from the College All-Stars tonight. "We've got to be at our best in all departments," was Lambeau's pre-game declaration. "We're meeting an All-Star football team which has more experience than the ones we played the other two times. They have a bunch of backs capable of breaking away and scoring." They have no Cecil Isbell, who pitched three touchdown passes in the 45 to 28 victory over the 1940 All-Stars. But they do have several fellows who can throw a football. Their No. 1 passer is Irv Comp, the lanky youngster from Milwaukee who helped the Packers win the 1944 NFL title. The champions, who arrived shortly after 3 p.m., went enmasse to Soldiers' field last night to familiarize themselves with the layout and take one last workout. The Packers will have their own rooting section. An estimated 4,000 fans from the Green Bay country will be in the stands and there will be many more with sentimental leanings toward the pro champions. The Packers probably will adhere to their traditional strategy, which is simple - to get the ball and score. They may be depended upon to go after telling blows right from the kickoff, both in the air on the ground. They have such fine running backs as Ted Fritsch, unusually speedy for a fullback; 34 year old Joe Laws, hero of the league triumph over New York last year and himself a member of the original All-Star cast in 1934; Lou Brock, former Purdue star; Roy McKay, the all-around back from the University of Texas, who was an All-Star last year and in 1943, and Capt. Herman Rohrig, one of four Packer servicemen to join the club for this one game. The others are Sgt. Bob Adkins, blocking back: 2nd Lt. Chet Adams, 230 pound tackle, and Sgt. Johnny Blood, Packer backfield star of a decade ago and later coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This will be Don Hutson's fourth All-Star game appearance, a total matched by Laws. Don, who will be a marked man tonight, scored three touchdowns in the All-Star game and placekicked the point, giving him 19, an individual scoring mark for the series. Field leader for the champions will be Charley Brock, who has played six seasons in Green Bay and who was a member of the 1939 All-Star squad.
​90,000 WILL SEE SOLDIERS' FIELD FOOTBALL SHOW
AUG 30 (Chicago) - Green Bay's famed Packers, champions of professional football, and the College All-Stars! This is the magnet which tonight will attract a crowd that will jam Soldiers' field to capacity. More than 90,000 will see the 12th battle in the series originated by the Chicago Tribune Charities, Inc., which unquestionably has become football's greatest spectacle and has helped make Chicago the sports capital of the nation. The ceremonies, including introduction of the All-Stars who will start the game, will begin at 8:20 o'clock. The kickoff is set for 8:30, when 239 stations of the Mutual Broadcasting system, the largest possible hookup, go on the air. The entire game also will be broadcast by short wave to America's servicemen throughout the world. The thousands privileged the see the battle between the Packers and the All-Stars is not an attendance record because Soldiers' field no longer can accommodate the 101,100 who saw the 1942 game. However, this 12th game will have a global audience of many millions. Here is a record far overshadowing any other football game in history. Net proceeds always have been given to charity. Before the war Chicago's three major charitable organizations were recipients. This year the net profit will be divided between the army air forces society, and Chicago's service men's centers. This year's game find the nation at peace and no small part of the demand for tickets is due to cancellation of gasoline rationing and relaxation of travel restrictions. Spectators must start early for Soldiers' field else they may be involved in a traffic jam which inevitably will delay arrival until after the kickoff. Chicago's hotels are filled with out of town visitors. Many have come from all sections of the country and the national interest is reflected also by attendance of newspaper men. Direct telegraphic reports will be made to Los Angeles and San Francisco, to New Orleans, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and New York and scores of metropolitan centers in between. At the intermission Lt. Glenn Dobbs, Jr., of the army air forces, who was voted the most valuable All-Star player in the 1944 games will the Chicago Bears, will be presented with the Tribune trophy emblematic of the honor. The presentation will be made by Henry Frnka of Tulsa university, who coached Dobbs during his intercollegiate career. Frank Sinkwich, Detroit Lions' halfback, who was named the most valuable player last season in the NFL, will receive the Joe F. Carr memorial trophy from Elmer Layden, commissioner of the league. Tonight's game matches the forward passing skill of Green Bay's Irv Comp and that of Charles Trippi, captain of the All-Stars. Comp will have the greatest receiver in football, Don Hutson, as target. Hutson holds about every scoring mark in the NFL, an achievement which enhances his superb records at the University of Alabama. Don also was a member of the 1935 All-Star team and started that game at left end. When Trippi is not in the game, he will be replaced by Tom Harmon of Michigan, young Perry Moss of Tulsa or Johnny Strzykalski of Marquette. These passers will have a coterie of competent receivers including Ted Cook of Alabama, Nick Scollard of St. Joseph's (Indiana), Bill Huber of Notre Dame, Jack Lamb of Oklahoma. Then, too, the All-Stars, who quite likely will seek to beat the Packers at their own specialty of passing, have speedy backs who can disrupt the best laid defensive plans. Harmon's return to the girdiron after nearly four years in the air forces, is an outstanding feature of the game. Harmon finished his intercollegiate career at Michigan in 1940 as one of the greatest ball carriers and as possessor of the Western conference scoring record formerly held by Red Grange. Shortly after the All-Star game of 1941 Harmon enlisted. He returns to football after miraculous escapes from death in both hemispheres of the war. Tom has proved in scrimmage at Northwestern and in the game last Saturday at Great Lakes that he still can run. His passes have been accurate and he always was a fine kicker under pressure. Harmon is best when the going is toughest and despite a bruised muscle received in the scrimmage with the Bluejackets he will be ready for whatever duty is ordered by Bernie Bierman, head coach of the All-Stars. There will be more to the offense of both teams tonight than passes. Green Bay, because of Hutson, has the reputation as a passing eleven. However, the Packers have Ted Fritsch, a sturdy line plunger, who is supported by Ken Keuper. Then there's Lou Brock, the veteran from Purdue who is always dangerous. At blocking back there's Larry Craig who should set a pace difficult for the All-Stars to match. Charles Mitchell of Tulsa and Bill Meek and Bob Long of Tennessee primarily are charged with blocking assignments in the All-Star's array of backfield talent. At the wingback are Edmond Shedlosky of Tulsa and Ernie Bonelli, one time Pittsburgh back. Both are dangerous on reverse plays in support of straight line smashed by the college fullbacks, Bob Kennedy of Washington State and Walter Schlinkman, Texas Tech's star of the Border conference. Kennedy may have the best ground gaining record of the contest. He probably is double feared by the Packers because under the new rule for this game, he also can check his drive and pass from any point behind the line of scrimmage. The test will be made, of course, as in most football game, in the battle between the lines. Green Bay should have an advantage in weight. It will have an advantage in experience. Buford Ray and Paul Berezney, Green Bay's tackles, will set the pace for the attack and defense. Charley Brock, at center, has a superb professional record since he was graduated from Nebraska. Bill Kuusisto, one time Minnesota guard, and the veteran Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, who will play his last football game tonight, will flank Brock. 
PACKERS MUST BE AT TOP STRENGTH TO DEFEAT ALL-STARS ON THURSDAY
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - The grim lines around the mouths of the Packer coaching staff became even more set today as the team's battle against the College All-Stars loomed up as an immediate hurdle. Forty-eight hours from now, the Packers will be ready to suit up for the 12th annual classic in Soldier Field where they'll be running up against the strongest club sponsors of the game have assembled during the decade and two years. The game actually started out in 1934 as a test of strength for a team of collegiate stars against the champions of the NFL. As the professionals gradually
built up an advantage in the series, it became apparent
that the collegians would have to be strengthened or the
contest would develop into a straight sports spectacle
for the customers rather than a test of an experienced
team against a group of college youths who had the
year previous made headlines for their ability...SERVICE
STARS INCLUDED: This years' All-Star aggregation,
consequently, has been taken from among the best
service teams in the nation, plus college stars. And
that, precisely, is what the Packers have to worry about.
Coach Curly Lambeau put it bluntly again on Monday,
when he said: "We're going to have to be at out best to
win. We cannot relax for one play because in a tight
game that might cost us a victory. We'll have to be up in
every department." The Bay coach and his aides have
full knowledge of the All-Stars' strength. Report trickling
back here from the Evanston camp of the collegians
and from a scout report of their game against the Great
Lakes Sailors last Saturday (the Stars won, 35-0) show
the team to have more balance, more experience, more
enthusiasm and spirit than any previous squad. In
addition, they have a coaching staff that is second to 
none with Bernie Bierman, the Minnesota master, at the
helm...HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE: Many of the All-
Stars have made football experience than the Packer
recruits, among them Charley Trippi, the Georgia flash,
and Tom Harmon of Michigan. Against the Sailors,
another flash appeared in Perry Moss of Tulsa. The
youngster flipped five touchdown passes and ran one
string to nine before it was broken. Any team that can
do that against the Blue jackets, coached by Lt. Paul
Brown, has got to have power. Trippi is just one of ten
players attached to Third Army Air Force headquarters
in Tampa, Fla., who are spending routine furloughs as
members of the collegiate squad. The players boast
themselves that they need only one more man to whip
the Packers but they'll have ample help from others on
the squad of over 60. Any way the Packers look at it,
they are forced to admit the squad has power. And the
coaches can't help looking at that power and grimacing..
HOLD LAST CONTACT WORK: The squad had its last
contact work before the game Monday night under the
lights at City stadium. A veteran line took a sand on
defense and needed the heavy blocking pads on to
protect them from the charges of the forwards on the
offense. Line Coach Walt Kiesling took the centers, 
guards and tackles aside for a short session prior to the
windup. Another lengthy skull session on offense and
defense was held this morning and the team will wind
up its preparations here in another drill under the lights
tonight. The only practice scheduled for Soldier field will
be Wednesday night. The All-Stars meanwhile were to
finish their work for the Thursday night game in the
mammoth Chicago field tonight. The Packers will leave
for Chicago on the North Western road's "400" at 11
o'clock Wednesday morning. Headquarters in Chicago
will be the Knickerbocker hotel. Approximately 3,500
Packer fans from northeastern Wisconsin will be among the 90,000 spectators at the game.
NEW AIRLINE WANTS TO CARRY PACKERS ON FOOTBALL TRIPS
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers said today that the football club had been contacted by National Skyway Freight corporation, a new airline seeking to carry the squad on trips, but that no definite arrangements have been made for such flights. The airline's headquarters in New York announced today that it had begun negotiations with the Packers for flights similar to those which have been arranged with the Philadelphia Eagles, who will make their first trip by air from Philadelphia to Buffalo on Sept. 6. The airline will carry 36 members of the Eagle club and 2,000 pounds of football equipment on the trip in two planes. The Packers pioneered trips by air several seasons ago but were forced to curtail their use of such transportation when the war broke out.
​PACKERS MOVE IN TODAY; PLAN DRILL TONIGHT
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers went to bed tonight with Chicago on their minds, particularly that portion of the city embracing Soldier's field, where on Thursday night the professional champions will bump into the College All-Stars. They'll be on their way south an hour before noon tomorrow and at mid-afternoon will be settled in their Knickerbocker hotel quarters. A quick workout in Soldiers' field in the evening and the Packers then will have naught to do but await the opening whistle. After tonight's practice in City stadium it was evident that the veteran starting lineup virtually will match the 11 who started last December in the NFL title game against the New York Giants in the Polo Grounds. There may be only one change. This would place Joel Mason at right end instead of Harry Jacunski, whose brief training chores with the champions have been slowed up by an ailing leg. There was slight doubt about one backfield position, left half. The logical starter is lanky Irvin Comp, the Milwaukee youngster. Irv gave signs this evening that he has shaken off an ankle injury, but if not up to par he may yield to Roy McKay, the rugged University of Texas athlete who wears cowboy boots with a nonchalance matching that of Sammy Baugh, Ki Aldrich and other pro greats from the Lone Star state. Key man in the Green Bay backfield, right half, at the start will be Lou Brock, the old Purdue speedster. In the Packers' system the right halfback is the signal caller and the quarterback is the blocker. This assignment is in the competent custody of Larry Craig, one of the most muscular men in football. The fullback will be Ted Fritsch, busiest of all Green Bay runners last season. He's from Stevens Point, Wis., Teachers. In the middle of the line will be 29 year old Charley Brock, the team captain, and former University of Nebraska player. The guard will be Bill Kuusisto of Minnesota on the left side and Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg of Wisconsin on the right side. At right tackle will be Buford (Baby) Ray, 250-pounder from Vanderbilt, backed up by 290-pound Tiny Croft, former Chicago Steinmetz High school player and later with Ripon College. The left tackle will be Dr. Paul Berezney, one-time Fordham star. Don Hutson, the starting left end, will be making his fourth appearance in the series. He was an All-Star in 1935, then played with the Packers in 1937 and 1940. When Hutson goes out, Clyde Goodnight, star of the University of Tulsa eleven, and already touted as the new Hutson, will go in. There will be many more veterans on the bench waiting to be employed as replacement troops. Few of the freshmen will crash into the lineup unless the pro champions get far ahead, which would be an unexpected circumstance. Paul Lipscomb, 230 pound right tackle from Tennessee, rates back of Berezney and chunky Forrest McPherson at this spot. Nolan Luhn, Goodnight's teammate at Tulsa, may get to try his pass catching talents at right end, and Ken Keuper is a possibility at fullback if Fritsch and Don Perkins need any help. Three Packer servicemen also will be on call. These will be Sgt. Bob Adkins, blocking back; Capt. Herman Rohrig, quarterback, and Second Lt. Chet Adams, tackle. In addition, Sgt. John Blood, a Packer hero of a decade ago, will be in uniform and ready to call a play or two at right halfback if summoned by Coach Curly Lambeau. Blood, 41, has been as frisky in practice as any Packers. Two other right halves are Rohrig and chunky Joe Laws, an original All-Star way back in 1934. Coach Lambeau broke a string of gloomy comments tonight by admitting some bright spots are showing up, but that he still is worried on several counts. Only the game, he thought, will prove whether the champions have reached the proper mental attitude as a unit.
NIGHT WORK SET FOR PACKERS NEXT WEEK
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - The Packers finished day practice for the All-Star game this morning and Monday and Tuesday nights they will spend the evening hours at City stadium to become accustomed to playing under the lights, Coach Curly Lambeau said today. The morning hours next week will be given over to skull sessions and written quizzes on plays to be used in the game against the Collegians in Soldiers' field next Thursday night. The Bay coach expressed satisfaction with the improvement shown by the Packers in Friday morning's scrimmage, when the offense clicked with some merriment for the first time. But a note of caution crept into Lambeau's voice when he discussed the scrimmage. "Too much fumbling, too many rough spots, not enough physical condition," he mused as the thought it over. "We're especially concerned over the physical condition of some players." The difficulty in that situation is that the head coach and his assistants can't order too much running and other conditioning tactics from now on because it would make the players leg weary...WHITES DEFEAT BLUES: Actually, the scrimmage produced a 14 to 7 victory for the Whites over the Blues, reversing last week's 7-0 margin of Friday's losers. The winning tally was a 51-yard touchdown pass from halfback Irv Comp to end Don Hutson. The other Blue was punched over by fullback Ted Fritsch from the 4-yard line after Comp had intercepted Roy McKay's pass at midfield and raced back to the Blues' nine. Two running plays brought it to the four. Hutson kicked both points after for the winners. The Blues' consolation touchdown was set up by Joe Laws, when he recovered Paul Duhart's fumble on the Whites' 27. McKay's first pass was incomplete but Clyde Goodnight took the next one in the clear and jogged down to what he thought was the goal line but actually was the four. The Tulsa end had forgotten that the goal posts are on the goal line and not 10 yards back as in college football...INDICATIONS ARE PROMISING: Fortunately, no one was injured in Friday's rough workout and the only member of the squad of 39 who will not see action in the game is center Ralph Hammond, laid up with a bad knee. There were other promising indications in the scrimmage, including the work of two recruits, tackle Paul Lipscomb of Tennessee and Goodnight of Tulsa. The Packer coach described their work as satisfactory in all departments. Although touchdowns were scored in the battle the thing that worried Lambeau is that at least four other scoring marches were nullified by bad ball handling. One fumble came after an 80-yard march and at least three others proved costly when the offensive team was deep in "enemy" territory. But the net result of the entire affair was that the squad showed considerable improvement in its second major trial...LITTLE CONTACT WORK: Little contact work is scheduled for next week. The players will get several examinations on assignments and the faults that showed up Friday. Line Coach Walt Kiesling, incidentally, is rapidly taking his place in the Packer organization and had proved to be a serious and conscientious worker who is rapidly gaining the respect of the linemen. Packer fans of 10 and more years ago would take great delight in watching Morale Builder Johnny Blood go through the paces on the drill field. The former Packer star has gained about nine pounds since he arrived here last week and it wouldn't be too surprising if he asked if he could suit up with other members of the squad next Thursday night. At 41, he figures he could still go for a little while anyway.
CRAIG TO GO HOME
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Larry Craig, Packer blocking back, was attempting today to get transportation to his home in South Carolina to attend funeral services Sunday afternoon for his brother, Edward, who died suddenly of a heart attack Friday morning while at work on the family farm. If Craig obtains air travel to his home, he plans to rejoin the team in Chicago next Wednesday for the final workout that night for the All-Star game on Thursday. Lacing travel accommodations, the veteran star will remain with the team until Thursday night and leave for his home immediately after.
PACKERS STUDY DEFENSE FOR ALL-STAR PLAYS
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - There comes a time when a football team must forget its own grandiose scoring schemes and start wondering what to expect when the other eleven has the ball. So tomorrow the Green Bay Packers, perhaps the most touchdown-minded unit in all football, will tackle the problem of a defense to stop, or at least slow up, the College All-Stars next Thursday night in Soldiers' field. Since August 9, the world professional champions have been offensive minded and, even through their attack still has rough edges, the running out of time dictates that attention be turned up to throwing up their guard against the All-Stars' onslaught. Coach Curly Lambeau and his aids insisted after today's brisk workout they had no idea what to expect when they are on defense. They would have welcomed an invitation to watch this afternoon's appearance of the All-Stars at Great Lakes, just to get an idea, you know. Walt Kiesling, the Packers' line coach, who is a Minnesota native, spoke for the board of strategy when he remarked that the collegians, coached by Bernie Bierman, will make few mistakes. Bierman, Walter pointed out, is one of the great teachers of fundamental football, "and he will have the boys in top condition, too," said Kiesling, with no relaxation of the grim lines in his face. Lambeau reiterated previous utterances that playing the All-Stars is the toughest assignment which comes to a professional coach and his team. Of course, the All-Stars will have no patent on springing surprises in their tactics. Lambeau pulled a pretty slick job himself last December to beat the New York Giants in the championship game which qualified the Packers for the assignment in the lakefront stadium. The Packers want to get their hands on the ball at the first opportunity. The Giants, who play for breaks, would rather kick off and play for breaks. In the title game, Don Hutson lost the toss and stamped his feet in simulated anger. This gave the eastern champions the choice of goals. They elected to take the goal with the wind at their backs and logically figures the Packers would choose to receive. But Hutson, now the calm Hutson of old, cooly said his team would kick off. This also meant that at the start of the second half, the Packers would get their choice. Here the Giants learned again, to their sorrow, that the western champions would kick off. Of the five kickoffs made in that game, four were booted by Green Bay. It was Lambeau's idea that the Giants did not have the attacking power to move out of their territory. And he had another ace up his storm coat sleeves. Knowing the Giants had the sort of personnel which would make mandatory substitutions when they were changing from defense to offense, Curly instructed his men to play the type of game which would minimize timeouts. An incomplete pass, a punt, or a kickoff out of bounds would set up such a favorable situation for Steve Owen's warriors. So the Packers played old-fashioned, thru-the-line football, rarely passing. As a result the Giants soon used up their allotted times out, and later, when they got the ball, it was first down and 15 to go, or first down and 5 to go for the Packers when the ball changed sides.
PRO CHAMPIONS SWITCH DRILLS TO NIGHT SHIFT
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today said farewell to the sun and prepared to go on the night shift tomorrow in winding up preparations for Thursday evening's gridiron date with the College All-Stars in Soldiers' field. Chet Adams, army second lieutenant stationed at Camp Bullis, San Antonio, Tex., made a belated appearance and participated in the last daylight drills. Whether Adams will be able to bolster the well heeled tackle department after missing more than two weeks of practice is debatable. Adams at his best would be a valuable addition to the professional champions. He starred for the Cleveland Rams four seasons, then was lend-leased to Green Bay in 1943 when Cleveland suspended operations that season. Chet, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 240, was an All-NFL tackle. Adams gives the Packers seven tackles and their average weight is 254 pounds. Ralph Hammond, rookie center from Pitt, definitely is out of the All-Star game from a knee injury suffered more than a week ago, so the Packers' list of eligibles remains at 38. A classroom session starting at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning will launch the world champions' final phase of preparations. Tomorrow night they will drill under the City stadium lights. This program will be duplicated Tuesday. On Wednesday morning the Packers will leave for Chicago and set up headquarters in the Knickerbocker hotel. That evening they will exercise briefly in Soldiers' field. Today's activity developed to be a combination of defensive and offensive tactics. Line Coach Walt Kiesling instructed the linemen in proper spacing against various anticipated All-Star alignments. Meantime, oach Curly Lambeau presided while the inevitable forward passing maneuvers were progressing. The champions also spent considerable time on kickoffs. The college rule will be in effect, making it mandatory for five players on the receiving team to line up between their own 45 yard line and midfield. Glen Sorenson, guard, probably will do most of the kicking off against the collegians.
COLLEGE ALL-STARS PEGGED AS TOUGH ENEMY FOR PACKERS
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - There still may be some lack of coordination, but if hard work and enthusiasm have