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1966 Green Bay Packers Training Camp


JUL 14 (Gren Bay Press-Gazette) - If brawny Fred Heron has his way, the 1966 Packers will boast the first bona fide judo expert in their long and lustrous history. Said judo expert, as may already have been divined, would be Fred Heron, one of 24 surprisingly svelte rookies who reported at St. Norbert College Wednesday night as the Packers launched their 48th season in professional football amid an atmosphere of optimism and purpose. Fred, you see, just happens to be the reigning Northern California heavyweight champion in the somewhat exotic sport, which has stood the 21-year-old defensive end in good stead both on and off the field. Heron, an obviously dedicated citizen out of San Jose State, exemplified the air of quiet determination which pervaded last night's opening session, at which the first year men and underwent 26 veterans underwent physical and dental examinations in their Lambeau Field dressing room prior to an initial briefing from Coach Vince Lombardi. So sleek did they appear, in fact, that even the Pack's exacting headmaster, pro football's premier perfectionist, cheerfully admitted his incoming athletes look "very good." Heron, himself, Green Bay's third choice in last December's collegiate draft, checked in at 263 1/2 pounds ("about 10 more than I played last year.") He had taken up judo, it developed, to spur his football career. "I've been in it fhe past five years," Fred revealed. "My college coach (Fred Henke, ex-San Francisco 49er) advised me to go into it because he felt it would help my agility." And did it? "It really did," Heron replied with fervor. "In judo, you have to use your hands a lot and you also have to use them a lot in football. It taught me how to get people off balance. It helped my agility as far as using my strength is concerned."...HIGHLY EFFICIENT: In the process, the 6-feet-4 Stockton, Calif., native became highly proficient at the oriental sport. "I went into one tournament as a white belt and came out a first degree brown belt," he matter-of-factly confided. "I faced 16 opponents and defeated them all, which set a record. No other Northern Californian had done that." Underscoring his achievement is the fact that California is a judo stronghold. Ironically enough, Heron reported, San Jose State won the NCAA title the last four years - without his services. "I couldn't be on the judo team," he said, "because of football." Did he feel he could have made the championship squad? Flashing a modest smile, Fred observed, "I guess God blessed me enough. I could have qualified, I guess." Any further ambitions in that direction? "If I can play pro football a couple of years, I would like to start a judo school and teach the sport."...FRINGE BENEFIT: It has, Fred also discovered, more than one fringe benefit. "People don't pick on you," he explained. "A lot of time's I've almost gotten into fights and somebody will say, 'I wouldn't do that - he knows judo.' And it ends right there. It also is a real good conditioner." Although single at this point, Heron informed, "If everything goes right here, I'll get married around Christmas. We have it set for Christmas, but that," he smiled, "is subject to change. Knowing the team I'm with, I'm sure they're going to be in the championship game and I'm sure hoping to be with them."...PACKER PATTER: Two of the trimmer veterans in evidence were Max McGee and Paul Hornung, starting their eleventh and ninth seasons, respectively. McGee scaled 210, which acknowledged "is the lightest I've come in at in seven years. I've been on a diet - lost 12 pounds in two weeks." Hornung grossed 215, six less than he checked in at a year ago. This was intentional? "No, not necessarily,? the Golden Boy informed, "but I've been watching what I eat." The Pack's all-time ground gainer, Jim Taylor, likewise appeared hard and fit. "Mr. Muscles: weighed in at 221, identical to his '65 reporting figure...As rookie defensive back Sam Montgomery stepped upon the scale, Coach Phil Bengtson peered over his shoulder and noted, "One-ninety-eight? That's your limit. No defensive back in this league is over 198." And fellow aide Dave Hanner, long a fair hand with the proverbial needle, chuckled and added, "That weigh-in is probably the last break you'll get this year."...Another fledgling defensive tackle, Jim Weatherwax of Los Angeles State, found a way to beat the airline strike. His father, ex-Air Force pilot William Weatherwax, flew him here from Redlands, Calif., in a Piper Comanche 250. "We flew seven hours Monday and stayed overnight in Wichita, and it took us four more hours to get here from there Tuesday," Jim, a 262-pound stalwart, reported. "It's just about 1,900 miles. I had airline reservations, but at

1966 Philadelphia Card set

Philadelphia misspelled Adderley's name "Adderly" in all four of its sets from 1964 to 1967.

the last minute, they called up and cancelled 'em. I was ready to take the train, buy then my dad offered to fly me."...Weatherwax, Heron, and another defensive linemen, Bob Brown of Arkansas AM & N, were the heaviest freshman to check in. Brown, like Weatherwax, scaled 262. Sophomore defensive tackle Rich Marshall was the vets' heavyweight at 283...The aforementioned airline strike indirectly produced the first casualty of this morning's opening practice. Exhausted from a 40-hour bus ride, rookie center Steve Buratto of Idaho collapsed following the agility drill that launched the season. He revived shortly, however. After an examination, Dr. E.S. Brusky, a Packer team physician, pronounced him fit for the afternoon practice.


JUL 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Multi-muscled Herb Adderley, taking a late afternoon break along the sidelines, squinted fieldward to watch "touchdown-bound" Bob Long flee into the sunset and declaimed, "He's going to be the best end in this league." If there was more than a modicum of fervor in his tone, it was understandable. The 27-year-old all-pro, generally acknowledged to be the NFL's finest cornerback, had just been victimized by the Vandergrift, Pa. gazelle during the Packers' opening pass pattern drill of the season on their well-groomed South Oneida Street practice field Thursday afternoon. Gulping a swallow of water from a king-sized bottle as he pondered that rare and traumatic experience, Adderley further volunteered, "He's like Dave Parks (San Francisco 49er split end) - only a lot faster. I thought Parks had the most potential of any young receiver in the league last year - of those who played regularly. Losing is a lot like him, only faster." Admittedly an eloquent testimonial from a genuine authority, it climaxed a spectacular 66 debt for Long, the All-American boyish greyhound plucked off the University of Wichita campus three years ago after only seven games of collegiate football. The 24-year-old stringbean, who last season waylaid 13 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns, repeatedly eluded the defense during the fast paced session and garnished his performance with two diving off-the-grass catches, plus a pair of easy "touchdowns." Discoursing upon his performance during a leisure moment in the dressing room after practice, Long imparted with an emphatic nod of the head, "I have one thing in mind." Should there be any question on this point, the forthright young flanker, aglow with dedication, had reference to his yen for regular employment. "That's all I've been thinking about the last six months," he declared. To that end, he ran mile after mile in Wichita during the offseason wit three-pound weights affixed to his ankles in an effort to enhance his already awesome speed. "I also played a lot of basketball," Bob reported. "It helps me with my agility." "I'm a little heavier this year - I came in at 203," he added, explaining, "I only played those seven games of college football because I had come to Wichita as a basketball player, so I feel my body is still adjusting and I'm just picking up a little weight." Long, noting that he felt he was ready for full-time combat last season, gently but firmly informed, "I feel that way even more strongly this year. Last year really helped me. Your rookie year (in his case, 1964) you don't play much. The second year, you get a chance to show the coach when you can do, or you sort of drift out of the picture." A new bridegroom, he was married to the former Ginny Thompson, whom he proudly labeled "a black-haired beauty," of Wichita July 5...CAMPING TOGETHER: Presently separated from his spouse (all Packer players live at Sensenbrenner Hall on the St. Norbert College campus during the training

grind), Bob confided, "She's staying with Steve Wright's wife and Allen Brown's wife in Green Bay right now. They're camping out together."...Coach Vince Lombardi, who termed the opening day's sessions "normal," reiterated his satisfaction with the condition of his athletes. "They all came in in real fine shape," he was pleased to note. Walking off the practice field, he added with a smile, "Even the fields (the work of Groundskeeper John Proski) are good." All but five of the 35 veterans are now in camp, or participating in one or the other of Thursday's drills, although the offensive guards and tackles and defensive ends and tackles are not due to report until Saturday night. Only holdovers not in evidence Thursday were offensive tackles Forrest Gregg and Bob Skoronski, defensive tackle Henry Jordan and defensive ends Willie Davis and Lionel Aldridge. Also missing, of course, are the three All-Stars, Donny Anderson, Jim Grabowski and Gale Gillingham, and placement artist, Larry Moore, delayed by an Army assignment...PACKER PATTER: How does Jim Brown's longtime rival feel about the Cleveland star's announced retirement? "I'm kind of sorry to see him go out," the Pack's bruising Jim Taylor confided Thursday night. "He had a couple or three good years left. It was kind of surprising to me, because I had heard comments last year that he wasn't going to retire until next year." It may not have been an irrevocable decision, Taylor noted, however. "He might come back, too," the Bayou Bronco observed, "after two or three exhibition games." Quarterback Bart Starr expressed sentiments, asserting, "Brown is really a great performer. I hate to see him give it up. It would be as if Jim (Taylor) retired." Henry Jordan, the master of the tongue-in-cheek art shyly observed, "I'm sorry to see him retire. I always like to play against the best." 


JUL 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "It seems like it's starting all over again," a thoughtful Bill Symons earnestly confessed Friday afternoon. "It seems like there's an awful lot to learn. Everything is just different." The soft-spoken sophomore from Colorado, who had just completed his second day in the Packers' smooth-running '66 training camp, finds himself contending for employment at defensive halfback this season after launching his ill-fated rookie on offense. A bright running back prospect until he damaged his right knee returning a punt in the Pack's baptismal preseason game against the New York Giants in Lambeau Field last August, Symons prepped briefly for his present assignment late last autumn following surgery for removal of a cartilage. Blessed with good speed, he already has exhibited the quick reactions as well as the yen for contact, essential to his new position which he previously played only as a junior during his collegiate career at the University of Colorado, indicating he will be a prime candidate to replace the departed Hank Gremminger in the Packer outfield. Reporting on the repaired knee "cut just before the Pack's final '65 exhibition," Bill announced, "I'm sure it's getting better all the time. It was a little swollen when I first came in, but now it feels pretty good. I'm' sure it's going to be fine. I'm wearing a brace on it now, but by the time the season starts, I'm sure I won't need it. During the offseason, I worked on leg extensions and lifted weights a little bit to strengthen it. Played a little basketball, too, and running the stadium steps." As might be expected, Symons finds his current duties something of a contrast to his collegiate fling at defense. "There are so many different defenses up here," he confided with a smile and a shake of the head. "Back there, you played only one defense basically, at least in the backfield." Would he have preferred to stay on offense? "I don't care where I play as long as I play," was the prompt and somewhat characteristic reply. Bill grinned and added, "I think you can run punts and kickoffs back from any position. I just want to be around when the final cut is made." Ironically enough, he came in at 210 pounds - 10 more than a year ago - expecting to perform on attack. "I tried to put it on - now I want to take it off," he explained. "I thought I was going to be a running back. Now that I'm on defense, I want to be a little lighter." A two-time, all-star high school choice, the likeable Nucla, Colo. (pop. 700) native revealed he and his wife, Connie, spent "the last eight days before I reported, camping and riding in the mountains. Did a little fishing and riding, relaxing. I don't know if it helped or not," he smiled, "but I suppose you could say I was letting my knee heal."...The ranks of the early birds (offensive guard and tackles and defensive ends and tackles are not scheduled until tonight) were swelled by four Friday when Willie Davis, Forrest Gregg and Bob Skoronski checked in. Only missing veterans are defensive tackle Lionel Aldridge and defensive tackle Ron Kostelnik, plus placekicker Larry Moore off last year's taxi squad. Kostelnik actually reported for Thursday morning's opening session but had to leave later in the day for Pennsylvania because of an illness in his family. Moore has been delayed by Army duty...Steve Buratto, the rookie center from the University of Idaho who collapsed following Thursday's initial drill, reported, "I feel real good today - I felt good yesterday afternoon (Thursday) for that matter," Recalling the unexpected blackout, he confided, "I got tired and lightheaded - I don't know what happened. I'd been on a bus for 40 hours (because of the airlines strike), and I really hadn't had any sleep since Saturday night. I'd been moving and packing, trying to get ready to come here."...The trim '66 squad again commended by Coach Vince Lombardi during Friday morning's practice for its "excellent condition," underwent the first rough stuff of the infant season during the afternoon exercises in a "live" drive blocking drill and a rugged line hole blocking session...Ron Smith, the altitudinous (6-feet-5) quarterback acquired from the Los Angeles Rams during the offseason, reported, "The terminology is pretty much the same as we used with the Rams, but the offense is somewhat different. I've got to adjust to the pass routes here - the way they run 'em. I'm having trouble picking out the primary receiver." Smith, who has exhibited flashed of long ball artistry, also has discovered "they emphasize more running for conditioning here - it's a little tougher physically."...Wally (Super Scout) Cruice, the Packers' chief game scout, and Lew Anderson, the club's eastern talent scout, were sideline observers at both of yesterday's drills...Happy birthday to Max McGee, who turns 34 today. Max, who is in his 11th season, shares the team's oldest player in point of service honors with Bart Starr (Zeke Bratkowski, also in his 11th season, but previously had been with the Bears and Rams), is fresh from an appearance in the All-Pro Golf Classic, played in Buffalo last weekend. "It included the 10 top PGA pros, 10 AFL and 10 NFL players," the Pack's veteran humorist informed. "It actually was supposed to be the AFL against the NFL, and they beat us pretty bad. We didn't have any golfers and the AFL had Namath (Joe), Alworth (Lance), Parilli (Babe) and Blanda (George). It was a pretty big tournament - the pros played for $11,000."


JUL 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A lusty cheer erupted from the parched throats of fifth-nine perspiring Packers, clustered about Coach Vince Lombardi on the sun-swept South Oneida Street practice field, at approximately 4:15 Saturday afternoon. Their boisterous expression of approval had been triggered by his announcement that the taxing wind sprints, customary climax to every practice, were being cancelled for the day's second session, which had been featured by the heaviest and most protected contact of the infant training grind. It was, however, only the lull before the proverbial storm, the Packer headmaster shortly confided. Taking note of his athletes' gleeful reception of the unexpected reprieve, Lombardi informed with a somewhat sardonic smile, "These last three days have been all for fun - Monday we go to work." He had reference to the fact that all hands, save for placekicker Larry Moore, presently on Army duty, have no checked in. All offensive guard and tackles and defensive ends and tackles, last of the 60-man complement, had to report by 6 o'clock Saturday night and the last of their number, TV personality Lionel Aldridge, appeared for the afternoon session. Still missing, of course, are the three All-Stars, Donny Anderson, Jim Grabowski and Gale Gillingham, who will not join the Pack until Aug. 6, the day following their joint appearance against the reigning world champions in Chicago's commodious Soldier Field. Actually, Lombardi earlier in the day had warned his mastodons of what assorted tortures lie ahead. A master of the pithy axiom, he had Saturday morning affixed a sign to their Lambeau Field bulletin board which reads, "There is no substitute for work. It is the price of success." A good many of his talented troupe obviously were convinced they already had begun to pay a portion of that price during a reasonably thunderous "nutcracker" first of the season drill which highlighted the afternoon practice. A 1-on-1 with ball carrier exercise, it contained more than a few explosive "pops," the most resounding which were initiated by veterans Bill Anderson, Ken Bowman and Eli Strand and rookies Roy Schmidt (Long Beach State) and Ralph Wenzel (San Deigo State)...Yesterday's matinee also was embellished by the Pack's first TV appearance of the season - on their own closed circuit. Lombardi employed this electronic wrinkle, plus video tape, during both the "nutcracker" session and the pass scrimmage which followed, with the aid of WBAY photographers Al Treml and Greg McElrone, stationed atop the practice field tower. McElrone manned a standard TV camera, which flashed a picture on a 21-inch receiver on the ground below and simultaneously was recorded on a tape machine located next to the receiver. Major advantage of the move, which Lombardi indicated will become a frequent addition to the daily routine, is that it obviously permits the coaches to stop the tape at any time and replay it for the purpose of determining what happened

on a given play. The Packers are believed to be the first professional team to use either the closed circuit or video tape processes during practices, although the Chicago Bears employed the former during games until it became outlawed. The coaches reviewed the tape following the practice and Lombardi expressed satisfaction with the results of the "nutcracker" scenes. The pass scrimmage pictures were not of the same clarity, but it was attributed to a defective camera. A new one, expected to correct the problem, is scheduled to arrive Monday...PACKER PATTER: Veteran cornerback Bob Jeter collected a good-natured Bronx cheer from his colleagues when brother Tony, rookie tight end from Nebraska, "beat" him on a 40-yard pass during the morning workout. Later permitting himself a slight smile over the incident in the dressing room, Tony went to Bob's defense, observing, "I don't think he was expecting me to run that kind of a pattern. I was running a diagonal and they come up on that one. When he came up, I ran fly." Asked for his version, Bob grinned and informed, "I knew he was going deep - I just missed timing the bal." Had there been an exchange of words? "Yeah," the elder Jeter shot back with a smile. "I told him that was the last one he was going to get."...Heavy maned Marty Sica, a rookie defensive lineman, was unwittingly sabotaged by a small fry fan. "I had my left foot stepped on during Thursday's practice," he explained, "and then, when I was walking out from dinner Friday, two little boys came up and asked for my autograph. One must have kicked my foot (the damaged left big toe, to be precise) and lifted the nail right up - skin and everything. So then the doctor had to remove the nail with a scalpel." Sica, a free agent from Kenilworth, N.J., and the U. of Maryland, who played with the Newark Bears in the Continental League last season, added, "I ran on it this morning - did all the exercises except the ups and downs and did some of the linebacking drill, and then it was throbbing so hard I had to quit. It should be all right by Monday, though."


JUL 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Two faces were missing as the Packers, now at "full strength" save for their three All-Star candidates and temporary serviceman Larry Moore, settled down to a strenuous two-a-day practice regimen. The departed are defensive tackle Bob Schultz of Stevens Point State Teachers and offensive tackle Jim Chevilott of Boston College, first rookies to be released since the Pack opened 1966 drills last Thursday. Schultz, 6-4 and 240 pounds, was the Packers' 16th choice last December, while Chevilott, 6-1 and 235, was signed as a free agent...ROSTER AT 57: This initial pruning leaves the current camp roster at 57, including 21 rookies and 36 veterans, the latter figure embracing quarterback Ron Smith, acquired from Los Angeles in the offseason trade which sent halfback Tom Moore to the Rams. All-Stars Donny Anderson, Jim Grabowski and Gale Gillingham will report Aug. 6, following their Chicago appearance against the Pack, and Moore is due in shortly, following an Army stint. The full scale two-a-day program launched this morning will continue until the annual All-Star game, to be staged in Lambeau Field Thursday night, July 28...Sunday was a day of rest for the defending world champions - following completion of their traditional "Picture Day" appearance at the South Oneida Street practice fields. As usual, the photographic exercises produced more than a few moments of levity, not the least of which occurred when the Pack's four oldest players in point of service were being assembled for a picture. "They want to get a picture of you old guys," Don Chandler who also happens to be one of the four 'graybeards') quipped to quarterbacks Bart Starr and Zeke Bratkowski, who along with split end Max McGee, are beginning their 11th NFL campaigns. "In any group like that," Starr shot back with a chuckle, "they wouldn't be leaving you out." "I bet you I'm the baby of the group," Chandler, who spent his first nine seasons with the New York Giants before coming to Green Bay in a 1965 trade, rejoined. "Age-wise, maybe you are," Starr amiably agreed. "I'll be 32 in September," Chandler immediately informed. The Pack's all-time field general conceded with a grin. "You're almost a year ahead of me. I'll be 33 in January." P.S. Chandler has an even bigger "edge" on Bratkowski and McGee, both of whom are 34. Each lost a year along the way because of post-collegiate service commitments...PACKER PLATTER: Johnny Clements, the former all-pro halfback who starred with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the last 1940s, again assisted the acrobatic Jim Laughead, the Dallas veteran who is the Packers' official photographer, in arranging the 50-odd "portraits."...Gene Harrington, the Exer-Genie man, reported at this morning's practice to instruct the Packers in some new exercise wrinkles developed for this wondrous device.


JUL 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - One of the more intriguing showdowns in the Packers' infant training camp, still less than a week old, is rapidly developing at Ron Kramer's old stand, tight end. At the moment, four major candidates loom for the position, which was vacated by Kramer following the 1964 season in favor of employment with the Detroit Lions which would permit him to spend more time with his family and shared during the drive to the '65 world title by Marv Fleming, Bill Anderson and Boyd Dowler, temporarily transferred from his customary split end slot. The third and fourth contenders (Dowler, it appears, will return to the "outside") are the heralded Allen Brown and rookie Tony Jeter, University of Nebraska luminary and younger brother of Packer cornerback Bob Jeter. Brown, a soft-spoken Ole Miss alumnus who sat out last season following a shoulder injury in the College All-Star game, is getting his first formal shot at the job and has exhibited some imposing assets, including exceptional speed and fine hands. Jeter, an exceedingly muscular 230-pounder, also has flashed promise indicating Anderson and Fleming can expect a stiff challenge. Based on the '65 finish, however, the incumbent at this point would appear to be Anderson, a quiet, thoughtful Tennesseean who came to the Packers late last August in a trade with the Washington Redskins. Known to his colleagues as "Hobo," he closed out last year's championship surge as a starter, and, it might be added, thus far shows little inclination to be dislodged...BLOCKING WITH AUTHORITY: The Hendersonville, N.C., native, who pulled down eight passes in the Packers' memorable five-quarter playoff victory over the Colts late last December, has been blocking with resounding authority in the limited contact the Pack has undergone to date, obviously a major requirement at his position. There never has been any question about his ability to catch the football. Anderson, who turned 30 last Saturday, attributes his good early foot to a happy adjustment. "I'm in better shape than I was in last year at this time," says Bill, who at that point was returning to the pro football grind after a one-year sabbatical as an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee. "It took me a good while to get in shape last year - to get any relaxes," he soberly confided. "I feel fine now." And his weight? "After today (two strenuous drills under broiling, highly humid conditions), I don't know," Anderson admitted with a slow smile. "I was 230 this morning."...'COULD BE BIGGER': "I could be bigger," he added in reply to another question. "I'm probably not as big as I'd like to be for blocking. But I feel I can move better and catch the ball better." Would be prefer wide end (where he toiled for five seasons with the Redskins) to his present assignment? "Tight end is where I play best, I think," he said. "I've been playing there the last two or three years." Obviously, it was suggested, there was no regrets over leaving the coaching field? "I don't miss it at all," Bill replied without hesitation. "I'm real happy here. It's the best thing that ever happened to me - coming to Green Bay. I just hope I can stay around.'...PACKER PATTER: Bill Symons, the sophomore who broke in at running back last season and was moved to defensive halfback at the start of the current campaign, was moved back to offense Monday. "Asked how he felt about the move, Symons said, "I don't care, really, expect," he grinned, "it keeps you jumping."...Veteran quarterback Zeke Bratkowski sparked in the afternoon session's passing scrimmage, along with flanker Bob Long and rookie receiver Jeff White (Texas Tech)...Informed that Baltimore Colts' Jim Parker had been shifted from left guard to right tackle, the Pack's Henry Jordan, who formerly had to contend with the Colt colossus, chortled, "That's fantastic, just tremendous." Willie Davis, who now presumably will draw Parker as his assignment, shook his head and observed with a philosophical grin, "What will be, will be." He added, "I sure wasn't looking forward to it."...Chucking over rookie tackle Bob Brown's ground-eating stride in the morning's wind sprints, Coach Vince Lombardi noted, "That Brown takes five yards with every leap." Lombardi also had a timely message for his weary athletes on their Lambeau Field bulletin board. "Fatigue makes cowards of us all. High physical condition is vital to victory."


JUL 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers Tuesday suffered their first major casualty of the 1966 training grind - via long distance. Massive Gale Gillingham, the Pack's "regular" No. 1 choice in last December's draft (first No. 1 pick Jim Grabowski of Illinois was acquired from the Detroit Lions in the Ron Kramer exchange), appeared at the club's St. Norbert College camp yesterday sporting a cast on his right hand, injured in the College All-Stars' drills at Evanston, Ill. The former University of Minnesota guard, who fractured a small bone in the hand and will be out for "an undetermined period," reported, "We were just going one-on-one and I broke it. I was just blocking and caught myself, then fell to the ground. The next thing I knew it was broken." Although the break occurred Saturday, Gillingham didn't report it to All-Star Coach John Sauer until Monday. "It was hurting all the time, but I didn't want to say anything until I knew it was really hurt," Gale explained. "It was turning black, so I figured I'd better do something about it."...PRAISE FOR ANDERSON: Pronouncing himself "happy to be here," the 6-3, 250-pound ex-Gopher added wryly, "I wish I was healthy." Although the cast obviously will not permit him to participate in contact drills, the 1965 all-Big Ten performer is expected to stay in condition by running and taking part in the daily calisthenics. Asked about the All-Stars' progress, Gillingham replied, "I'd rather not comment." He did, however, have high praise for fellow Packer rookie Donny Anderson, still with the collegians. "He always looks good," Gale confided with a smile. The bespectacled giant is the second prize Packer rookie in as many years to become a casualty in the All-Star camp. A year ago, tight end Allen Brown of Ole Miss injured a shoulder and was lost for the season...The Packers came perilously close to sustaining a second casualty on the home front yesterday when Bob Long, the gifted third year flanker, twisted his right knee in running a pass pattern during the afternoon workout. He subsequently was able to leave the field under his own power, however, and after a precautionary medical examination, returned to practice this morning plagued only by a limp. "I tried to put a couple of moves on him (the defender) and I just twisted it," Long explained following the mishap. "Boy, I was scared," he fervently appended. "I never have had any knee trouble. When I heard that knee crack, I was scared. But it's all right."...PACKER PATTER: Wisconsin football coach Milt Bruhn and three aides, Les Ritchardson, and Mike McGee, scouted Tuesday afternoon's practice, portions of which Ritchardson recorded with a camera...Marty Sica, free agent linebacker from the University of Maryland and the Continental League's Newark Bears, sparkled in the pass scrimmage with a frequently ferocious rush of the passer...Ray Schoenke, darkly handsome offensive lineman from SMU, was the star of 

the rookie's dinner entertainment session in the St. Norbert College cafeteria Tuesday evening. Schoenke, singing Hawaiian ditties and accompanying himself on the banjo, was held on stage for two encores...Packer center linebacker Bill Curry will be the landlord of Steve Sloan, rookie Atlanta Falcon quarterback, this fall. Sloan, the former University of Alabama quarterback still with the College All-Stars, will live in Curry's Atlanta home during the 1966 season.


JUL 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers, who this year boast an unusually robust array of rookies, may have the "answer" to those substantial citizens, Lamar Lundy and George Andrie, in their midst. He is jumbo Jim Weatherwax, a mountainous young Californian who juts 6 feet 7 inches into the atmosphere, an altitude he shares with the Rams' Lundy and the Cowboys' Andrie, tallest holdovers in the NFL this season. Fortunately, perhaps, for the towering trio, their paths are not likely to cross, since all three are defensive linemen. The 260-pound Lundy and 255-pound Andrie, a former University of Marquette performer, are ends, the 23-year-old Weatherwax a tackle. The heroically hewn Packer freshman, not unaware he is in a highly exclusive group, admits, "There are a lot of 'em in pro football who are 6-6, but not too many who are 6-7. Of course, Ladd (Ernie) in the other league is 6-9." Incredibly enough, the massive Redlands, Calif., native, was considered too small for varsity football until his senior year in high school. "When I was a sophomore," he confides with a smile, "I was only 5-8 and weighed 151 pounds. And when I was a junior, I was 6-4 and 170. I didn't play varsity football until I was a senior, when I was 6-5 and 215. I didn't stop growing until I was 21. When I was a sophomore, I played on what they called the B Exponents, a special classification for boys too small or younger - it was designed to give small seniors and younger boys, like sophomores, a chance." Hadn't his rapid growth (8 inches between his sophomore and junior years) produced some problems? "I was a little uncoordinated as a junior and the first part of my senior year," Weatherwax admits, "but it worked out all right." At the moment, he is 10 pounds lighter than he was a year ago, when he went both ways for Los Angeles State. "I played at Abou 270 or 275," he said, "but I wasn't in as good shape as I'm in right now. We had only 34 players and finished the season with 26, so I tried to keep my weight up."...UP TO 305: "We played the Camellia Bowl with only 26 players. (LA State beat the University of California at Santa Barbara, 17-14.) As a matter of fact, there were only three games I didn't play 60 minutes. I was up to 305 about three months ago, and I was a little slow, so I figured I'd better cut down, so I got down to 265 before I reported here last week." Weatherwax, who attended San Bernardino Junior College for two years before moving on to LA State, facetiously credits his spectacular dimensions to "a lot of oranges." "I'm from Redland, and that's great orange country." How is he finding his pro baptism? "Real rough," Jim, who says he is "just struggling along," informed with a wry grin. "There's a lot of pressure on you all the time. Not only on the field, but on whether you're going to make the team or whether you're not." The Pack's veteran offensive linemen "sure are hard to handle," he also noted, adding dryly, "They look about as fast as the backs do." Weatherwax, who incurred a slight sprain of the left knee in Wednesday afternoon's workout, is an avid hunter in the offseason. "I live only 25 miles from the desert," he explained, "so I do a lot of varmint hunting - coyotes, ground squirrels, bobcats and weasels."...PACKER PATTER: Jerry Kramer, once again flashing a heartening resemblance to the all-pro Kramer of old after a protracted illness that hampered him a year ago, sparked in yesterday afternoon's one-on-one drill with a ball carrier, a session punctuated by a collection of awesome collisions. Third year center Ken Bowman, center-linebacker Bill Curry and guard Eli Strand, both sophomores, all-pro guard-tackle Forrest Gregg, and rookies Ralph Wenzel (San Diego State guard) and Jeff White (Texas Tech flanker) also were standouts, along with defenders Willie Davis and Lionel Aldridge. After the bruising workout, Kramer happily announced, "This is the best I've felt in a long, long time. In fact," he added cautiously, "I'm feeling so good, it's about the time the roof starts to fall in. I keep looking up, waiting for it to happen."...Humorist Max McGee also was in a philosophical mood, declaring, "I'm going to be the greatest old end in the world." Of course, the 34-year-old veteran chuckled, "I'll probably have a heart attack along about Thursday afternoon."...Rollie Dotsch, head coach at Northern Michigan University, and his top assistant, Rae Drake, were interested observers at the afternoon practice.


JUL 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - And then there were four. Packer quarterbacks, that is. The defending NFL champions' signal calling complement was reduced to that figure with the release of balding Junior Edge, 25-year-old rookie with pro experience. His departure leaves the Pack with just one above regular season quarterback strength - newcomer Ron Smith, acquired in the offseason exchange which dispatched Tom Moore to the Los Angeles Rams, and rookie Kent Nix of Texas University in addition to veterans Bart Starr, the Bays' all-time passing leader, and Zeke Bratkowski, accomplished 34-year-old relief pitcher. Edge, a former University of North Carolina performer signed as a free agent, had been with the semi-pro Grand Rapids, Mich., Blazers last year, following a season in Canada. His release pares the Packers' camp roster to 57, including 21 rookies, Two other freshmen, Donny Anderson and Jim Grabowski, are exercising with the College All-Stars, who provide the Pack's first competitive test of the season in Chicago's cavernous Soldier Field Friday night, Aug. 5. Another yearling, halfback Ron Rector, was a key figure in the Packers' first controlled scrimmage of the young season Thursday afternoon, an event also spiced by some major contributions from veterans Boyd Dowler and Paul Hornung. Rector, a quick-hitting 5-11, 202-pound Northwestern product, emerged as the leading ground gainer with 35 yards in eight carries, including one 11-yard thrust. The quiet, soft-spoke Ohioan, who labeled his performance "beginner's luck," sagely observed, "It'll get a little tougher as we go along. I imagine the second and third scrimmages will be a little worse." Rector credits pre-training workouts with his ability to hit a hole with alacrity. "I practiced my starts a lot - and I wore spats (special shoe attachments equipped with 3-pound weights) quite a bit," he reported. "I've been wearing 'em since I was a junior in college." "I was too slow to run track," Ron, who twisted his left ankle in the scrimmage and packed it in ice later, noted, "so I had to work to develop a faster start. I've been wearing the spats this year since June 1." How is he finding his pro baptism? "It's a lot more pressure than in college," Rector ruefully admitted. "In college, you had a pretty good idea of where you stood. Here you have to go out and get it for yourself."...Dowler, a long overdue Pro Bowl selection for the first time last January, again flashed his considerable pass-catching artistry in the scrimmage, pulling in two "touchdown" passes from Bart Starr. Dowler converted one of them into a TD after eluding rookie defender Sam Montgomery with one of his patented maneuvers. Exhibiting his customary versatility, Hornung bit off 10 yards in three carries, caught three passes for 38 yards, and pitched a 20-yard option to rookie Sonny Redders, who could have gone the distance but slowed down after making the catch and was overtaken by the mercurial Herb Adderley...Headmaster Vince Lombardi labeled the 65-minute session "good hitting for a first scrimmage - a little sloppy but good hitting." He cautioned, however, "Don't forget you've got 60 people out there. That's about four minutes apiece."...PACKER PATTER: Sophomore fullback Allen Jacobs emerged from the afternoon's combat with a cut over the right eye, which required three stitches to close, adding to his already imposing total. The former University of Utah star now has collected 56 stitches above the neck during his football career...Bob Jeter, LeRoy Caffey, and Willie Wood registered interceptions to star for the defense...G.E. (Dad) Braisher, the Pack's veteran property manager, presented his first pogo-cello concert of the season in the dressing room after the morning practice, a performance which was enthusiastically received, with Lombardi leading the applause.


JUL 22 (Milwaukee) - Attorney Aaron Tilton Thursday threatened a taxpayers suit to test the validity of Milwaukee County's contract with the Green Bay Packers for use of County Stadium. The Packers hold exclusive professional football rights to the stadium through 1968. Tilton said the exclusiveness made the contract "improper." Tilton, representing Milwaukee realtor Marvin Fishman, said the suit will be filed unless permission is granted to allow a Continental League team to play in the stadium next season. Continental League officials were here recently and reportedly said Milwaukee could have a franchise if the team could use County Stadium. Fishman, who previously had tried to get an AFL franchise for Milwaukee, has asked the county park commission for permission to use the 

stadium for a Continental League team. The commission Thursday referred the matter to its stadium committee.


JUL 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - If Roy Schmidt, an awesome mass of muscles, makes the Packer grade, he and the Pack will have to credit the world's amateur weightlifting champion with an assist. Schmidt, a 22-year-old Californian with an imposing collection of biceps, is convinced hoisting of assorted barbells has enhanced his speed and agility, with which he has flashed more than a modicum of professional potential in these early days of the 1965 NFL kingpins' 1966 training camp. The 6-2 1/2, 245-pound freshman from Long Beach, Calif., State, engaged in a tight three-way struggle with 1965 "taxi" toiler Eli Strand and fellow rookie Ralph Wenzel of San Diego State for an offensive guard berth at the moment (injured Gale Gillingham also will figure here as soon as he sheds his hand cast), is well aware he will need every "weapon" at his command to crash the final 40. Ever ready to spread the weightlifting gospel, strongman Schmidt, dripping his way back from the shower following Friday afternoon's strenuous session, reported, "I started working with Ron Vogle, who is a rookie with the San Diego Chargers right now, about a year ago. He's real strong - he's benched 425 pounds (a lift from the chest while on his back , for the benefit of the uninitiated)."...'BEST BENCH 370 POUNDS': Higher muscle-building education followed. "I started working out this last spring with Pat Casey - he's the world amateur heavyweight weightlifting champion, the only man ever to lift 2,000 pounds in three lifts," Roy announced admiration in his tone. "He did a 592-pound bench and a 775-pound squat. He had a bad back after the squat, so he only did a 635-pound dead lift. Pat showed both Ron and me several lifts that helped both our speed and agility." What about his own accomplishments? "My best bench is 370 pounds," Schmidt, the earnest, scholarly Oxnard, Calif., native informed. "My best squat is 475, and my best dead lift was 370." "I think I could have done better," he added matter-of-factly, "but I started running to get into shape for football, and when you start running, your power starts to decrease."...HOW TO USE IT: "Just having strength is not enough," Roy, a physical education major and biology minor at Logn Beach State who also takes a deep interest in nutrition, is quick to note. "You've also got to know how to use your strength. I'll be learning how to use mine as long as I play football." Be that as it may, his offseason efforts apparently are already bearing fruit. "A couple of times I've been stuck pretty hard in practice," he explained. "Ordinarily, i might have dropped to my knees, but I had enough power left to finish off my block." "I don't think you get as fatigued, either," Schmidt says. "I think the fatigue factor comes in there, too." There is also another fringe benefit, he confided. "I've put on about 25 pounds since I started lifting. Right now I'm about 10 pounds heavier than I was last season, when I played at 235."...'A GREAT LESSON': "It did decrease my speed for a while," he admits, "but I think it's coming back. It slowed down my quickness, too, for a while, but I think it's coming back. At least," he dryly observed, "I hope it will. They have a lot of good rookies in this camp." "The fact I'm lefthanded," Schmidt further noted, "is no particular help. When I'm playing right guard, it's easier, but when I'm playing left guard, I've had to learn to hop out of there. Ray Wietecha (Packer offensive line coach) has helped me with it quite a bit." Impressed with the Green Bay organization, Schmidt volunteered, "This is a great lesson to me. I thought I knew a little football when I came in, but I found out I don't know anything." "This is a real great outfit, boy," he fervently appended. "This is the best. They've got the greatest personnel, the greatest personalities - everything."...PACKER PATTER: Defensive halfback Wally Mahle, a member of the Pack's taxi squad as a rookie in 1965, was kayoed in the process of tackling veteran Elijah Pitts during a "live" running plays drill in Friday afternoon's session. Mahle, who injured his left arm in the collision, blacked out from pain but was shortly revived by Trainer Bud Jorgensen and appeared back to normal by the time practice ended...Pitts also made a hit, of another variety, at Friday night's squad dinner in the St. Norbert College cafeteria. He stole the show from the rookie entertainment when, by popular demand, he sang, "Without a Song" and "We Three," both of which drew boisterous applause from his fellow athletes...Veteran tight end Bill Anderson and Tom Brown, third year safety who supplanted Hank Gremminger in the Pack's defensive outfield last season, have signed their 1966 contracts, it has been announced...Sunday will be day of rest for the Bays, but they will be back at their South Oneida Street stand Monday morning. Two-a-day drills are expected to continue until the intra-squad game, to be staged in Lambeau Field Thursday night, before what Packer officials feel will be the largest crowd ever for this annual production.


JUL 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Perhaps spurred by Vince Lombardi's recent defense of his "old" NFL champions, the Packers' elder citizens explosively documented his point Saturday afternoon, at least to the boisterous satisfaction of an estimated 2,500 sun-bleached railbirds. Although there was the customary quota of early season misadventures, the Packer offense struck with admirable precision and dispatch in mounting three long "touchdown" drives, all of them with a veteran cast holding forth, during a crunching hour-long scrimmage on the South Oneida Street practice field. Lombardi had taken issue, at a press conference during the Pack's annual statewide press party earlier this month, with the pro football pundits who have been denigrating the home forces' 1966 title chances in national magazines, insisting they have too much age in the offensive line. In the process, he has pointed out, "The top four teams in the NFL last season - the Packers, Baltimore Colts and Chicago Bears in the Western Division and the Cleveland Browns in the Eastern - also were the most experienced teams in the league. That is what you must have to win in this league, experience, blended with youth. There is no question in my mind that we are not - I repeat very emphatically - we are not an old football team."...OLD GUARD UP FRONT: There were more than a few items to reinforce his contention in yesterday's action, a bruising prelude to next Thursday night's annual intra-squad game in Lambeau Field. All three "scores" were accomplished when the old guard (Forrest Gregg, Bob Skoronski, Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston) were deployed up front, although rookie running back Ron Rector of Northwestern also figured prominently, along with veterans Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor and Zeke Bratkowski. Starr, who owns the Packers' all-time passing efficiency record, was a spectacular marksman on this occasion, completing 12 of 13 pitches for 122 yards, including the first 11 he attempted. Two of them went for TDs, the first a 7-yard strike to rookie fullback Phil Vandersea of Massachusetts, the second a 14-yard toss to one of his favorite targets, veteran flanker Boyd Dowler...DEFENSE NOT EMPTY-HANDED: The other Offense score also came through the air, Bratkowski rifling a 7-yarder up the middle to tight end Bill Anderson

for the attackers' final six points. The Defense, it should be added, did not go empty-handed. Rookie defensive back Dave Hathcock (Memphis State) averted a shutout for the resistance by waylaying a Kent Nix pass on his own 45 and threading his way 55 yards to paydirt. Earlier, Tom Brown picked off a Ron Smith pitch and returned it 38 yards to the Offense 17 before being overtaken and run out of bounds by Rector. This last climaxed a highly productive afternoon for the latter, who several times drew lusty applause from the railbirds with his brilliant running. The 202-pound Northwestern alumnus was far and away the day's top ground gainer, with 63 yards in six thrusts, a plush 10.5 average. Hornung, who also elicited two spontaneous eruptions from the fans, was next up with 32 in five carries. The day's action also produced one casualty, veteran all-pro safetyman Willie Wood, who was knocked out when he and sophomore Bill Curry, employed at linebacker, simultaneously collided with fullback Jim Taylor. Curry also was damaged in the thunderous exchange, emerging with a sore cranium. Wood, who was withheld from the balance of the scrimmage, spent the rest of the afternoon applying an icepack to his aching head. "I remember making contact," he confessed with a rueful smile, "and booomm - the next thing I know Jergie (Packer trainer Bud Jorgensen) was putting smelling salts under my nose. That's the first time I've ever been knocked out. Somebody kicked me in the head from behind. It was somebody from the pursuit - I saw 'em coming out of the corner of my eye, but I didn't see who it was."...PACKER PATTER: Playing down his defensive sparkler, Hathcock matter-of-factly explained, "Doug Hart was deep and I was up short - I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I think he (quarterback Nix) underthrew it a little. I saw an open field over on the left after I intercepted, but there were two or three of 'em who could have got me." The 6-foot, 185-pound freshman, who twice appeared bottled up but managed to squirt away, confided with a grin, "I didn't expect to go all the way and I even believed it less after I had. It was the first time I've ever done it - I never got my hands on the ball in college." He smiled again and summed up, "I'll tell you, that defense is a lot of fun."...Rector, a scrimmage standout for the second time in three days, professes no play preference. "I like the sweep, but I like the quick hitters, too," he observed. "I really don't care." He found it somewhat more bruising than Thursday's combat, asserting "I got hit harder today - Willie Wood lowered the boom on me a couple of times."...Veteran linebacker Ray Nitschke, a busy citizen, shed eight pounds during the head knocking...Lombardi pronounced the results "fair," adding, "We're making progress." Earlier in the day, he had left a pertinent message on the Lambeau Field dressing room's bulletin board for his athletes. It read, "There are only two or three plays that decide who wins or loses. You never know when the key play is coming up."


JUL 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Refreshed in the wake of a 24-hour recess (Sunday was a welcome day of rest for the principals after Saturday's enthusiastic head knocking), the Packers today began girding for Thursday night's intra-squad game in Lambeau Field, which promises to be the most thunderous such production in Vince Lombardi's prosperous 8-year reign. After viewing the first full week of the defending world champions' 1966 exertions, veteran observers are unanimously agreed on one point: There is not an inferior football player among the 56 currently holding forth on the Pack's South Oneida Street practice fields. Longtime railbirds, most of whom are daily observers and historically expert judges of football flesh, are of a like opinion. In recent seasons, they customarily have declaimed, "It looks like Vince (the Packers being a 'community' project they long since have assumed the first-game prerogative) is going to have a big job cutting this team." They again are making the same gage observation only with considerably greater fervor. All of which suggests the struggle for positions - and there are more than at any time in recent memory - should make Thursday night's Offense vs. Defense match one to remember. Sponsored by the Police and Fire Benevolent Fund, which will share in the proceeds the 8 o'clock clash is expected to attract the largest crowd in the game's history. Packer officials, in fact, are hopeful of a capacity house. As per custom, Lombardi will view the proceedings from the press box while his aides direct the rival squads. Red Cochran, Ray Wietecha and new offensive end coach Bob Schnelker will mastermind the offense, and Phil Bengtson, Dave Hanner and Jerry Burns, Norb Hecker's successor as defensive backfield coach, will handle the defense. Under the rules, the Offense will put the ball in play from the 20-yard line and proceed until forced to punt. When the Defense acquired possession via punt, interception or fumble, the second offensive and defensive units will take over at the point the defender is brought to earth. To avoid delay, however, the Offense will reverse its position each time and head in the opposite direction. All of which means, of course, that the Defense will be able to score only by going all the way with an interception, fumble or punt. Surprisingly enough, considering the disparity in opportunity, the Offenses holds a mere 4-2-1 edge in the "series" launched when Lombardi became the Pack's headmaster in 1959. Thursday night's exchange will be the first full scale test of the season for the NFL's kingpins, who open their preseason campaign against the College All-Stars in Chicago's Soldier Field Friday night, Aug. 5.


JUL 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Irrepressible Max McGee, a Packer starter for a decade, has resigned himself to spot duty in 1966 - or has he? The 11-year veteran, one of the four oldest athletes in point of service on the Pack's current roster, says he has reconciled himself to the likelihood of part-time employment, with one major reservation. Sleek and svelte after reporting to camp lighter than he has been in seven years, the accomplished split end observed following Monday afternoon's sauna-like session. "I'll probably be more or less a spot player, like I was last year, but I want to be in shape to play full time if I'm needed." Did he find the prospect difficult to accept? "I did last year," Max, a prideful performer beneath his devil-may-care facade, admitted. "I didn't accept it too well. But I do realize that I'm 34 years old, and that the other kids are faster and quicker. And they'll pick up the experience." A dedicated "team" man, the Taxi added, "If I see anything from the sidelines, I'll try to help them out." "But," he continued, "I haven't given up the thought of playing quite a bit, but it'll probably be if someone gets hurt. It's a long year and anything can happen. I'll just wait until my chance comes." Although it is early, the droll Tulane alumnus, four times the Packers' leading receiver, feels he is just about ready for said opportunity. "I feel I came around a lot faster this year than I did last year," he confided. "All I 

need is a little rest, so I can get my legs back after we get down to one practice a day, and they can blow the whistle." Minutes earlier, Max had flashed mid-season form, negotiating a flawless post pattern to spear a 15-yard Zeke Bratkowski pitch for a "touchdown" in the two-minute drill (in which the offense operates against a stopwatch as though two minutes remained in a game) which capped the afternoon workout. Don Chandler, the placement artist who yesterday signed his 1966 contract, had preceded that maneuver with a 17-yard field goal to climax the first drive in the fast-moving exercise...LED TEAM IN SCORING: The signing of Chandler, plus linebacker Tommy Crutcher and running back Elijah Pitts, also announced today, leaves only seven members of the '66 squad unsigned. Pitts is beginning his sixth season, Crutcher his third. Although never a regular starter, Pitts has managed to become the club's 19th all-time rusher, based on 646 yards in 180 carries. Chandler, in his 11th pro season, led the club in scoring a year ago with 88 points in his first Packer semester and set a team record for field goals. He also established a club record for punts with 74 and kicked the longest punt in NFL history, a 90-yarder against the San Francisco 49ers...PACKER PATTER: Larry Moore, the diminutive but heavy-footed punter-placekicker who toiled on the Pack's 1965 taxi squad, reported Monday following a two-week tour of duty with the Army at Fort Lewis, Wash...The NFL champions are now at full strength, save for All-Stars Donny Anderson and Jim Grabowski...."Pool" scouts Liz Blackbourn, the former Packer coach, Nate Borden and Don Owens, viewed yesterday's practice and remained around for today's sessions. Borden, a one-time Packer defensive end, is an assistant sporting goods buyer for a Cincinnati department store chain. Jerry Astor, sports editor of Look magazine, also was in town Monday to gather material for a picture story on quarterback Bart Starr. The story has been researched last season, at which time the pictures were taken, but reporter Sam Castan, who had been here for the assignment, was killed in Viet Nam six weeks ago, and his notes have been lost, Astor informed...Commenting on the tragic death of golfer Tony Lema, Packer cornerback Doug Hart reported, "A 27-hole championship golf course, called the Great Southwest, has just been completed in my hometown of Arlington (Tex.) and Lema was going to be the pro there."


JUL 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Never one to stand pat, Vince Lombardi has moved to implement his "championship" formula, which calls for a happy blend of youth and experience, with customary dispatch. Having determined that his 1966 rookie crop is exceptional, he dealt veteran defensive tackle Lloyd Voss and freshman tight end Tony Jeter to Pittsburgh for an undisclosed high Steeler draft choice in an exchange completed Tuesday afternoon. The transaction is an eloquent testimonial to Rich Marshall, the mountainous sophomore defensive tackle from Stephen F. Austin College and three equally massive yearlings, Bob Brown of Arkansas A.M. & N., Jim Weatherwax of Los Angeles state and San Diego State's Fred Heron...NARROWS THE FIELD: It also narrows the field at tight end where incumbent Bill Anderson, acquired from the Washington Redskins in an August trade a year ago, four-year veteran Marv Fleming and the heralded Allen Brown, who sat out his rookie season in 1965 with an injured shoulder, remain in contention. Voss, the Packers' No. 1 draft choice in 1964, appeared to have all the physical and mental tools required for regular NFL employment, but, inclined to second guess himself, never realized his abundant potential. Jeter, younger brother of Packer cornerback Bob Jeter, also exhibited promise, but found himself in heavy traffic at tight end, already well stocked with both youth and experience...FOUR-WAY STRUGGLE: Voss' 

departure leaves what looms as a four-way struggle for two defensive line berths behind starters Willie Davis, Hank Jordan, Ron Kostelnik and Lionel Aldridge. Since the normal complement here is six, Marshall and the three freshmen, Brown, Weatherwax and Heron will be contending from here on in for the remaining assignments. Brown, a 6-5, 258-pound colossus who toiled for the Wheeling, W.Va., Iron Men in the Continental League last season and was a member of the San Francisco 49ers' taxi squad in 1964, admits the trade had enhanced his chances of making the major league grade. Relaxing after Tuesday afternoon's practice in the Pack's Lambeau Field dressing room, he added cautiously, "At least I hope it does."...NOT REAL TEST: Brown, who played in three exhibitions with the 49ers in '64, also tried his hand at Canadian football last season before joining Wheeling. "I played eight games with the Toronto Argonauts," he confided. "In Canada, they move you in an out all the time. If a team loses a game, you might be going, whether you had anything to do with it or not. They cut you from week to week." After leaving the northern precincts, the huge West Memphis, Ark., native played seven games with Wheeling where, he was happy to report, "I was chosen one of the most valuable players on the team."...MEMORABLE PREP CAREER: What about the Continental caliber? "It has pretty good football," Bob replied. "It's made up mostly of boys who come down from the AFL and NFL." Signed by Packer scout Bob Hecker, brother of ex-Packer aide Norb Hecker, Brown revealed, "I'm quite a bit lighter than I was a year ago. I played at 275 with Wheeling, but I figured I'd better come in a little lighter. Bon Snyder, my coach at Wheeling, advised me to come in light and in shape," he smiled. Bob, who was an all-Southwest Negro Conference selection and won All-America honorable mention in 1963, had a memorable prep career. "I went to Morehouse High School in Bastrop, La., and we won the state football, basketball and baseball championships for three straight years." How does he assess his Packer chances? "I've got to stay in there and hustle," the brawny Arkansan, privately termed the strongest man on the '66 squad, soberly observed, "That's about all I can do right now."...PACKER PATTER: Veteran guard Fuzzy Thurston suffered a jammed neck during yesterday afternoon's pass scrimmage, but appeared to be none the worse for wear in the Pack's dressing quarters a half hour later. "It happened on a drive," he explained, adding with a wry grin. "I was head to head with LeeRoy Caffey. I was a little groggy, that's all."...Three more veterans have come to contract terms, it was announced today. Henry Jordan, linebacker Dave Robinson and flanker Bob Long were the latest to sign '66 documents...The Bays and their perennial playmates, the Bears, will be contending before nationwide television audience when they collide in the annual Shrine game at Milwaukee County Stadium Friday night, Aug. 12. It will be the first of four nationally TV's preseason matches.


JUL 27 (Dallas) - Hank Gremminger, veteran of 10 professional football seasons with the Green Bay Packers, walked out of the Dallas Cowboys' training camp in California Tuesday. On arriving at his Dallas home, Gremminger, who was traded to the Cowboys in June and was expected to be their No. 1 safety man, said he wanted to be traded to another NFL club. "We couldn't get together on a contract," he said. Gremminger, 31, said he also questions Cowboys President Tex Schramm's assertion that he was offered a better contract that he ever had with Green Bay. "To him that's true," Gremminger said. "They just don't understand coming from a championship team to the Cowboys." Gremminger declined comment on a report that he criticized the entire Cowboy organization before leaving the training camp at Thousand Oaks, Calif. Mike Caechter, fifth year Cowboys veteran, is expected to fill the safety spot, Cowboy coaches said. He has been working out in the safety spot and holds it well, a spokesman said.


JUL 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - It will be champion against champion, at least at the outset, when the Packers stage their annual family feud for public appraisal in Lambeau Field tonight. The same offense which forged 23 precious points against Cleveland on the same snow-swept turf en route to a ninth NFL championship last Jan. 2, will be confronted by the very same defense which restricted the potent Brown attack to 12 points on that happy occasion, Coach Vince Lombardi has indicated. All of which means that masterful tactician, Bart Starr, will be opened at quarterback with Messrs. Thunder and Lightning, Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung, at the running backs when the festivities get underway at 8 o'clock. Carroll Dale, the fleet Tennessean acquired from the Los Angeles Rams prior to the '65 season, will be stationed at flanker...ANDERSON AT TIGHT END: Up front, it will be Boyd Dowler at split end, Bob Skoronski and Forrest Gregg at tackle, Fuzzy Thurston and Jerry Kramer at guard, Ken Bowman at center and Bill Anderson at tight end. The "titled" defense will counter with Willie Davis, Henry Jordan, Ron Kostelnik and Lionel Aldridge, reading from left to right, in the front four; Dave Robinson, Ray Nitschke and Lee Roy Caffey at the linebacking posts, Herb Adderley and Doug Hart at the cornerbacks and Willie Wood and Tom Brown at safety. Although these will be the starting assignments, Lombardi is expected to begin testing an impressive crop of rookies, chief among them halfback Ron Rector of Northwestern, defensive linemen Bob Brown (Arkansas A.M. & N.), Jim Weatherwax (Los Angeles State) and Fred Heron (San Diego State), offensive guards Roy Schmidt (Long Beach State) and Ralph Wenzel (San Diego State), plus tackle Ray Schoenke of SMU and flanker Jeff White of Texas Tech. Quarterback Ron Smith, the ex-Los Angeles Ram who became a Packer in exchange for Tom Moore, also will be making his bow in Green Bay silks. The 6-5 Virginian, tallest quarterback in the pro ranks, is the heir apparent to the Pack's No. 3 QB berth, left vacant when Dennis Claridge was plucked from the NFL player pool by the Atlanta Falcons. A sidelight to the head knocking, likely to be highly enthusiastic since 54 athletes will be continuing the battle for 40 jobs, will be competition at tight and defensive tackle. Anderson, the holdover starter, Allen Brown and Marv Fleming are involved in the former, while sophomore Rich Marshall and rookies Weatherwax, Brown and Heron are contending for the two alternate assignments behind the starting front four...VIEW FROM PRESS BOX: As per custom, Lombardi will view the action from the press box while his aides direct the rival squads. Red Cochran, Ray Wietecha and the new offensive end coach, Bob Schnelker, will direct the offense and Phil Bengtson, Dave Hanner and Jerry Burns, Norb Hecker's successor as defensive backfield coach, will handle the defense. Under the rules, the Offense will put the ball in play from the 20-yard line and proceed until forced to punt. When the Defense acquired possession via punt interception or fumble, the second offensive and defensive units will take over at the point the defender is brought to earth. To avoid delay, however, the Offense will reverse its position each time and head in the opposite direction. All of which means, of course, that the Defense will be able to score only by going all the way with an interception, fumble or punt. The Offense holds a 4-2-1 edge in the series, launched when Lombardi arrived upon the Green Bay scene in 1959. The Offense has won the last two years, 6-0 in 1964 and 29-0 in the soggy 1965 match, spiced by Don Chandler's five field goals. The last Defense decision came in 1963, when Willie Wood streaked the distance with an interception to ley a 13-6 victory...Because the intra-squad match customarily enjoys a heavy gate sale, Packer ticket director Merrill was unable to venture an educated guess on the size of the tonight's crowd. Last year's rain-soaked contest drew 10,000, the 1964 game a record 19,000, 16,000 of whom purchased their tickets at the gate.


JUL 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Even that noted conservative, Vince Lombardi, was impressed. A bristling Offense had just barged to a 24-0 decision over an embattled by stalwart Defense in the Packers' annual intra-squad imbroglio before a record, shirt-sleeve house of 21,722 customers in Lambeau Field Thursday night, a production he had viewed as a neutral observer with apparent satisfaction. "I think we'll have a workmanlike team this year," the Pack's exacting major-domo announced to his postgame conference with an enigmatic smile which suggested understatement, also noting, "I was pleased, considering it was the first game-like scrimmage where they were on their own."...SWEEP TO THREE TDS: And, as previously indicated, not without considerable reason. The offense, characterized as "old" by some detractors, swept to three touchdowns and a field goal during the first three quarters with veteran quarterbacks Bart Starr and Zeke Bratkowski operating behind a line frequently dotted with rookies and second year men. The Attackers also had their moments in the final period, one of them coming when freshman field general Kent Nix (Texas Christian) pitched a 26-yard touchdown pass to sophomore halfback Bill Symons, which was nullified by a holding penalty. Ron Smith, the ex-Ram quarterback acquired in the trade which dispatched Tom Moore to Los Angeles, subsequently collaborated with Bill Anderson on a 61-yard strike to the Defense 19 in the closing minutes, but the drive faltered there and Larry Moore's 36-yard field 

goal attempt was short and low...STILL MAKES BIG PLAY: At the same time, the prideful Defense established it has lost none of its talent for the big play, four times thwarting the Offense with a like number of interceptions, Herb Adderley, Bill Curry, Bob Jeter and Tom Brown doing the honors. Although the infantry piled up nearly 200 rushing yards, a superbly conditioned Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung combining with sophomores Allen Jacobs and Bill Symons to lead the charge, all three touchdowns came via the airlanes. Bratkowski triggered the first, after Adderley's interception had blunted the evening's opening push. Finding massive Marv Fleming open down the middle, he wafted the ball into that worthy's eager clutches on the three-yard line and the Utah alumnus, who has split defenders Doug Hart and Dave Hathcock, boomed into the end zone...RECTOR PITCHES TD: A rookie duo produced the second, Northwestern's Ron Rector hurling a 23-yard bullseye to Sonny Redders in the left corner on the goal like where the Stevens Point graduate found himself unmolested on the third play of the second half. That maneuver ballooned the Offense lead to 17-0, placement artist Don Chandler having booted a 15-yard field goal seconds before the end of the first half to cap a 76-yard push, featured by a 32-yard Bratkowski-to-Rector pass. Starr presided at the final TD, escorting his colleagues 80 yards in 11 plays, the climactic thrust a 12-yard strike to veteran split end Boyd Dowler, who had eluded rookie defender Dave Hathcock in the right corner of the end zone. Moore then added what proved to the final point (Chandler had kicked the first two conversions)...BRATKOWSKI ON TARGET: Bratkowski emerged with pitching honors, completing 13 of 22 for 168 yards and 1 touchdown. Starr, having one of his rare off nights, connected on 10 of 19 for 125 yards but had 4 intercepted, while Nix completed 5 of 8 for 22 and Smith 2 of 3 for 77. Veteran campaigners Bill Anderson and Max McGee were their favorite targets. Each emerged with 5 receptions, Anderson amassing 105 yards, McGee 42. Rector, versatile citizen, also caught 3 for 51 in addition to tossing that TD pass. His rushing efforts were not similarly rewarded, however. He was forced to settle for 6 yards in 6 carries. Taylor, running with his old abandon after recovering from a damaged Achilles tendon which hampered him most of last season, stormed for 79 yards in 10 carries, while Jacobs added 49 in 10, a sleek and strong Hornung 31 in 6 and Symons 31 in 8. It was the third straight shutout victory for the Offense, not an entirely unexpected development since the attackers put the ball in play from the 20-yard line and proceed until forced to punt, then immediately again take over following a punt, interception or fumble. All of which means, of course, that Defense can only score by going all the way with one of the aforementioned items. The Offense won 29-0 a year, but 6-0 in '64. The Defense last won in '63, when an all-the-way interception by Willie Wood keyed the resistance to a 13-6 decision...Looking to the future, which presents the College All-Stars as the defending NFL champions' initial opponent in Chicago's Soldier Field next Friday night, Lombardi noted, "Now we need some strange people to work against." "I thought," he added, "we moved the ball fairly well at times, particularly considering the amount of people we had in there. What did we gave, 58? We played 57. Bob Long (troubled with a knee hurt) was the only one who didn't play." A second quarter injury to tight end Marv Fleming, he subsequently confided, was "nothing. He's all right." Jocularly responding to a scribe's commendation of rookie Ron Rector's performance, notably his 23-yard TD pitch to Sonny Redders, Lombardi quipped, "That's what he's supposed to do, isn't it? You make it sound unusual."...TAYLOR, HORNUNG IMPRESS: On a more serious note, he was pleased to observe, "This is the best I've seen Taylor and Hornung look at this stage of the season in quite a while. They both look very strong and very quick." What about the offensive line, particularly Jerry Kramer? "Kramer looks fine. He's got his strength." "I thought Jeff White (rookie flanker from Texas Tech) looked fine - he caught the ball well," he further volunteered. "And I thought Gillingham (Gale, rookie guard from Minnesota and the Pack's "regular" No. 1 draft choice last December) looked fine. Weatherwax (Jim) and Brown (Bob) looked fine, too." Weatherwax, 6-7 and 260, and brown, 6-5 and 258, are freshman defensive tackles from Los Angeles State and Arkansas A.M. & N., respectively...GILLINGHAM MAY FACE 'STARS': Gillingham, a Milwaukee scribe suggested, would not be playing against the All-Stars. "Oh, yes, there is a possibility he'll play against the All-Stars," Vince shot back. "Are you silly? Why shouldn't I play him? Everybody plays. He's here now (Gillingham, who had been with the All-Stars but suffered a broken bone in his right hand and was released to join the Packers), and he's mine." Taking note of yet another rookie, Lombardi conceded, "Hathcock (Dave, rookie defensive back from Memphis State) is very green, but he has great speed. He can do the 100 in about 9.6." Chuckling, he shortly amended this statement with the observation, "I don't know exactly how fast he is, but he can run like crazy." Although it was merely an intra-squad match, enemy eyes were in evidence. Bill Fischer and Yale Lary, members of the All-Star coaching staff, diagrammed the action from the press box, along with George J. Halas, the Chicago Bears' chief private eye. The Pack, it may be recalled, face the Bears in the annual Midwest Shrine game at Milwaukee Aug. 12.


JUL 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Handsom Henry Gremminger's sudden departure from the Dallas Cowboys' camp earlier this week, an item which startled football buffs hereabouts, was a matter of principle, rather than principal, he informs. Henry, never known to be remotely incendiary during a ten-year Packer stint before being traded to Dallas over the winter at his own request, outlined the anatomy of his unscheduled exit (he walked out of cam Tuesday and asked to be traded) by telephone Tuesday with customary candor. "It's been building up," Gremminger, currently awaiting developments at his Dallas home, explained, "Number one, before I left the camp, we had a verbal agreement (he and Cowboy President Tex Schramm) on what I would play for. When I got to camp, it was a little different." Tracing the events that triggered his action, the softspoken Packer defensive captain recounted. "We had a real good session day before training opened and reached an agreement. I was supposed to sign the contract the next day, but I learned that he (Schramm) was going to be out of town for a couple of days. He said, 'so we'll sign when you get to camp,' which was all right to me."...'MADE A MISTAKE': "I waited a whole week, after I reported, before I saw him in camp. He said, 'Look, I want to talk to you.'" Hank dryly appended. "I said, 'I'm hoping so. I've been waiting a week.' He told me, 'I made a mistake in your contract. We're prepared to offer you this...' I told him I expected him to live up to our verbal agreement. It's the principle of the thing. I told him, 'Playing under Lombardi at Green Bay installed pride and principles in me, and they aren't easy to pass off.'" Gremminger added, "I also told him I didn't do business that way - an agreement is an agreement. When I say I'll do something, I keep my word. I expect them to keep theirs. Regardless of what I made in Green Bay (Hank obviously had reference to Schramm's published contention the original Cowboy offer was better than Gremminger had received with the Packers), when two businessmen sit down, they are supposed to know the facts." "I hated to have it come up," he said in a low voice, "but it did come up, and I was holding him to his agreement. If that's their policy, I don't want a thing to do with them." His disenchantment with the Cowboys is strictly a matter of contract, the ex-Baylor star further revealed. "I had no trouble with Landry (Head Coach Tom Landry). I have no quarrel with the coaches whatever." Would he return to the club if the proper adjustments were offered? "If they live up to the agreement, I would consider it," he said. "But if what they've told me is the stand they take, I would have no alternative but to hope to be traded. It's strictly up to them. Right now, it's just a wait-and-see game. This is the first time I've ever been in this situation, so I don't know just what the policy is."...DIFFERENCE IN CAMPS: Had he found the Cowboy camp differed from the Packer atmosphere? "Oh, yes, from what I was accustomed to," Henry replied with alacrity. "When the player got together at Green Bay, you don't hear all the complaining - they were strictly there to win football games. Out there (at the Dallas camp in Thousand Oaks, Calif.), I couldn't find a satisfied soul." Since he asked to be traded by the Packers (so that he might live in "Big D," his hometown), Gremminger said he has no regrets on that score, "expect that you miss the friends that you've made over the past 10 years. We always considered Green Bay our second home, sometimes our first."


JUL 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The score in Thursday night's glorified scrimmage at Lambeau Field was Offense 24, Defense 0. But methinks the defense won. The reasoning was simple. The offense had the ball for the full game so you can start by cutting the point total in half - making the score a mere 12-0. Now look at how the points, all 24 of them, were scored: Zeke Bratkowski passed 35 yards to Marv Fleming. Against a largely second string defense that allowed Fleming to easily beat rookie Dave Hathcock. Don Chandler kicked a 15-yard field goal. Halfback Ron Rector passed 23 yards to flanker Sonny Randle, right after the defense "had put itself in a hole" when Tom Brown intercepted a Bart Starr pass inside the 25, setting up the offense at that point. Starr passed 11 yards to Boyd Dowler, again against a defense stocked primarily by rookies. Overall, the Packers looked mighty good for this stage of the infant season. The question of depth in the offensive and defensive lines seemed partially answered by some fine interior play from the rookies. Defensive tackle Jim Weatherwax resembles a maturing California Redwood. Offensive guard Ralph Wenzel came up with some jarring blocks on the plays we watched him. And one of the outstanding players on the field, both ways, was reserve center-linebacker Bill Curry. Bill Anderson was impressive at tight end although caught from behind after snatching a Ron Smith pass in the waning moments. His play, along with that of both Marv Fleming and Allen Brown, erased any doubts about the Tony Jeter disposal...That trade, by the way, raised quite a few eyebrows around Our Town and elsewhere. One major network sportscaster theorized that the NFL was just trying to build up the Steelers. But obviously one or more of the tight ends had to go and the current rookies made Voss expendable. Besides, with the NFL-AFL merger, the draft will involve 23 to 25 teams next year and the Packers figure to be near or at the end of that list. The Steelers figure to be at the beginning of it. That makes a high draft choice, maybe even a first choice, from the Steelers pretty valuable...There was some disappointment expressed in the size of the crowd at the intra-squad game, but we thought it was a great crowd considering the type of "game" that is played. A normal game, with the squad divided into two teams and sitting on the opposite side of the field, would draw more, we feel. But this game is strictly a practice devised to help the coaches make player judgments and as such it serves its purpose well...The brightest part of its whole picture Thursday night were the new chartreuse colored goal posts. They blend well with the officials' yellow handkerchiefs and the pastel decor of the stadium...One feller is wondering if the Packers might not keep a "bus" squad this year instead of a "taxi" squad because of the number of good looking rookies and the "merged" draft coming up.


JUL 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "You can moan about practicing, as we do, but in the intra-squad game Thursday night, football was really fun again. Even when I wasn't doing well, it was fun." Strange as it may seem to many of the 21,722 customers who viewed the proceedings in Lambeau Field, the Packers' versatile sophomore Bill Curry, volunteered this last with a perfectly straight face following Friday afternoon's kink-loosening session, devoted primarily to the passing game and kick coverage. The soul of candor and one of sport's great gentlemen, he was patently sincere in this off-the-cuff evaluation of his efforts in the Pack's intra-family match. In the contract, veteran press box observers had unanimously agreed the impressively hewn Georgia Tech grad has been a standout - both ways - in a demanding dual role at center and linebacker, which had seen him take over for starter Ken Bowman on offense and all-pro middle linebacker Ray Nitschke on defense. So informed, Curry shook his head and protested, "I mean that. I didn't say that just for effect. I really didn't do well - I did some stupid things out there." Be that as it may, the 6-2, 235-pound Georgian exhibited sufficient credentials, delivering several incisive blocks at center and debuting at linebacker by intercepting a Bart Starr pass deflected by rookie tackle Jim Weatherwax along the way, to not only establish himself as a utility man par excellence for the present, but a performer of true star potential for the future. Doesn't he find his dual responsibilities (he moved from center to linebacker and back to center during the intra-squad skirmish) a trifle confusing? "Not too, really, although it is a little confusing to be at linebacker," Bill confided. "But I try to watch Ray, because I learn so much from him. And, of course, I watch Ken, too, and we also work together a lot." "But I've got so far to go at both positions," he declared with genuine modesty. "It's a real challenge. I really do enjoy playing both of them. Where I come from, Georgia Tech," the brawny blond continued, "it was a status symbol to be on defense. They put all the best players on defense, so I didn't want to be on offense. I preferred to be at linebacker. That has changed there the last two year or two, but that is the way it was when I was at Tech. Here, each team works together and the teams go hand in hand. There is no particular status attached to being on one or the other, although I'm sure that, for example, Bob Long is proud to be on offense and Henry Jordan is equally proud to be on the defensive unit." Curry smiled and added, "I get a lot of teasing from the offense about being a turncoat when I move over to linebacker and the defense people tease me, too, when I move back to offense. It's a little bit of friendly rivalry, but it gets a little unfriendly on the field, which is as it should be." "Nobody," he noted in this connection, "held back from hitting each other Thursday night. This gets to be a difficult thing sometimes - you're playing against somebody you played alongside of last season on the way to the championship and you're supposed to knock his head off." Turning to another point, Bill informed, "One thing I've learned at Green Bay is that I will never learn enough. Once you think you've things down pretty well, you find there are 10 other things you don't know. You never master this game. I've studied theology for a number of years, for example, and I find football is as much as science as other things. It's a challenge to keep with all the developments that arise."...The Packers trimmed their roster to 54, including 19 rookies, Friday by dealing offensive tackle Ray Schoenke to the Cleveland Bowns for an undisclosed future draft choice and asking waivers on two other freshmen, defensive back Sam Montgomery of Southern University and defensive lineman Marty Sica of Maryland. Schoenke, 6-4 and 250 pounds, was signed as a free agent after sitting out the 1965 season. He had been a starter with the Dallas Cowboys in 1964 but was cut just before the NFL season opened a year ago. Montgomery was the Pack's tenth choice in last December's draft, while Sica, like Schoenke, was a free agent...PACKER PATTER: Eddie Crowder, head football coach at the University of Colorado, was a sideline observer at yesterday afternoon's lighthearted session...The Packers resumed their one-a-day regimen this morning but take a breather Sunday. They begin pointing for the College All-Stars, who confront them in Chicago's mammoth Solder Field next Friday night, on Monday morning...The latest squad reductions leave the Pack only seven above the figure which must be reached by Aug. 16. They must be down to 47 by that date.


JUL 31 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Friendly memo to Donny Anderson: The 1966 Paul Hornung, trim and taut, seldom has looked better. More specifically, if Texas Tech's fabled "all-everything," currently laboring with the College All-Stars, is to challenge the flamboyant Golden Boy for the Packers' starting assignment at left halfback, as has been suggested in some quarters, it apparently will take more than a little doing. If this had not been evident following Thursday night's intra-squad game, in which he made a brief but impressive appearance, the eight-year veteran made it abundantly clear in the Pack's lengthy Saturday session, a one-hour and 45-minute workout that featured a crunching goal line scrimmage. The 30-year-old Notre Dame immortal was the undisputed star of the show, exhibiting his longtime affinity for paydirt by scoring four "touchdowns," three of them via land and the other on a pass from quarterback Bart Starr, with typical Hornungarian dash and aplomb. Granted these heroics came in practice, but the Packer defense, a proud unit recognized as the NFL's finest, was making no visible concessions to the offense. Rookie halfback Ron Rector of Northwestern was a walking testimonial to this last, having collected a gash over the left eye when enthusiastically greeted by the resistance during the 15-minute goal line exercise. Hornung, who appears quicker than at any time within recent memory, twice barged into the end zone behind center Ken Bowman and right guard Jerry Kramer. His sortie for six came on a sweep to the left. Defensive back Wally Mahle, shrugged off on the goal line, was the only defender to lay a restraining hand upon him in the latter maneuver. The golden one, who last flashed across the final stripe with such frequency when he forged a record five touchdowns in the Pack's resounding 42-27 conquest of the Colts in Baltimore last December, later noted, "If I lose two or three pounds by Friday night, I'll be all right. I'm 214 now and I'd like to play at 212 or 211. I played at 217 last year, but I feel better when I'm a little lighter." Friday night, of course, will find Hornung and his fellow NFL champions in Chicago's Soldier Field, where they will be deploying against the College All-Stars in their first competitive venture of the season. "The thumb (he gingerly waggled his bandaged left thumb, spraining while catching a pass in the intra-squad game) should be okay by then," Paul added. It will be his furth appearance in the midsummer classic, in which he performed for the collegians in the 1957 contest, won by the New York Giants, 22-12. Hornung's longtime running mate, Jim Taylor, also sparkled in the goal line drill, along with Rector, Allen Jacobs, and Bill Symons, who had his moments despite running with a bandage on the knee which went under the knife last fall. The first offensive line - Bob Skoronski, Fuzzy Thurston, Forrest Gregg, Bowman and Kramer - likewise figured prominently, fashioning good holes for Hornung and Taylor to storm through...PACKER PATTER: Rookie guard Gale Gillingham is, understandably counting the days until the cast can be removed from his right hand, injured while in the All-Stars' camp. "Can't do too much out there right now - a one-armed man in a left-handed stance," he dryly observed following Saturday's session. "I don't mind the pain so much, but I can't use my normal right hand stance - I can't move very well. And it's virtually useless to man on pass blocking. But it's coming. I hope," the former University of Minnesota tackle, the Pack's "regular" No. 1 choice in last December's draft, concluded, "I can hang on until it gets better."...The Packers polished their passing game in a full dummy scrimmage against varied defenses following the goal line session, which included "touchdown" passes from Starr to Carroll Dale and Zeke Bratkowski to Max McGee, in addition to Hornung's 4-TD performance. They concluded a strenuous session with a punt coverage drill...Coach Vince Lombardi prepared his athletes for their "toughest yards" collision by pinning this maxim to the bulletin board in the Lambeau Field dressing room: "You will find the extent of a man's determination on the goal line."


JUL 31 (Chicago) - The champion Green Bay Packers of the NFL, pegged as 15-point favorites, meet the last pack of big gold prospectors from the college ranks in the 33rd annual All-Star football game at Soldier Field Friday night. The Packers themselves have a heavy investment among the opposing 47 pro football-bound lads, who profited handsomely in the battle of dollars now apparently ended with the merger of the NFL and the AFL. The fast and brawny All-Star array, seeking the first collegiate victory over the NFL champs since the Packers were upended 20-17 in 1963, includes two explosive Packer rookies, Donny Anderson of Texas Tech and Jim Grabowski of Illinois. They reportedly cost Green Bay $575,000 and $325,000, respectively, to sign. Performing against the Packers also will be such well-heeled rookies as linebacker Frank Emmanuel of Tennessee ($350,000 from the Miami Dolphins) and halfback Mike Garrett of Southern California ($325,000 for the Kansas City Chiefs). Also there are such $300,000 signees as linebacker Carl McAdams (New York Jets); two Houston Oiler tackles, George Rice of Louisiana State and Glen Hines of Arkansas; and halfback Rodger Bird of Kentucky (Oakland Raiders). Despite the liberal wealth of the collegiate squad, new All-Star head coach John Sauer regards this as one of the most cooperative, hardest-working units assembled for the mid-summer classic. One observer at the Northwestern University campus, where the All-Stars have been drilling since July 14, commented: "These boys came to play and if they lose it won't be from lack of effort." Sauer moved up from an assistant post to the top All-Star job when Otto Graham, after directing the collegians eight years, became head coach of the Washington Redskins. Friday night's game, which finds the NFL champs holding a 21-9-2 edge in the series, will be telecast nationally by the American Broadcasting Company, starting at 10 p.m., EDT. The contest, sponsored by the Chicago Tribune Charities, Inc., will pack about 65,000 in arc-lighted Soldier Field, where last year the Cleveland Browns held off the rallying All-Stars for a 24-16 victory. The colorful series has poured in excess of $9 million into Chicago charities. The All-Stars showed some rough spots in bowing to the Chicago Bears 34-20 in a game-type scrimmage Thursday at the Bears' St. Joseph College camp at Rensselaer, Ind. But the tune-up also indicated the All-Stars may have the best running attack in several years, hubbed around big, but fast ball carriers. These include Roy Shivers (200), Utah State; John Rowland (207), Missouri; Garrett (195), Southern California's Heisman Trophy winner; Walt Garrison (205), Oklahoma State, and Anderson and Grabowski. The quarterback assignment, probably uncertain until kickoff time, will go to one of a trio including Steve Sloan of Alabama, Bill Anderson of Tulsa and Gary Lane of Missouri. The high-salaried Anderson may be the key All-Star against the Packers, whose Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung soon will be under pressure protecting their jobs from Anderson and Grabowski. To keep as much power in his backfield as possible, Sauer is expected to utilize Anderson as a flanker, with Shivers, Grabowski, Roland, Garrison and Garrett getting a crack at the two running spots. None of the All-Star passers has shown such skill, for instance, as did Notre Dame's Johnny Huarte last year in nearly pulling out a victory against the Cleveland Browns. With time running out, Huarte completed 10 of 13 passes foe 137 yards in an All-Star rally that just fell short. Trying to put pressure on Green Bay's deft quarterback, Bart Starr, and the powerful thrusts of Taylor and Hornung will be a flock of defensive bulwarks. They include Nobis, McAdams, Emanuel, Don Hansen of Illinois and Doug Buffone of Louisville, and lineman Charles Harper (25) of Mississippi; Aaron Brown (250) of Minnesota; Stan Hindman (228), Mississippi; Jerry Shay (240), Purdue; Walt Barnes (250), Nebraska, and the 265-pound Rice.


AUG 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With their last such experience as a grim reminder, the Packers today took formal notice of the College All-Stars for the first time. They have been aware, of course, ever since Jan. 2 that they would be fraternizing with the collegians in Chicago's Soldier Field come Friday night, but they did not turn their full attention to their 1966 preseason baptismal this morning. Official recognition of the enemy came when the Packer defense toiled against what will be All-Star plays, executed in this case by the Pack's second offensive unit. "Presumed" is the proper term since, of necessity, the Packers' information on their imminent opponents is based upon the film of their 1963 game with the All Stars, plus what Scout Wally Cruice was able to glean from last week's All-Star scrimmage against the Chicago Bears, won by the Bruin, 34-20. The fact that the All Stars have a new coach (John Sauer has succeeded Otto Graham, now coach and general manager of the Washington Redskins) also makes the value of the '63 movies debatable. As suggested, the memory of that '63 match, won by Ron VanderKelen and his fellow simon pures, 20-17, is never far removed from the minds of those who were involved, although there is little conversation about the subject. It is readily apparent, however, that they do not intend to permit a repetition of that traumatic experience. It will be the Bays' third meeting with an All-Star team in Vince Lombardi's eight-year tenure. The first, a more pleasant affair, saw Green Bay's favorite sons dispatch the collegians 42-20 in the 1962 classic. Sixteen of the current Packers

appeared in both the '62 and '63 games - Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor, Bart Starr, Elijah Pitts, Fuzzy Thurston, Jerry Kramer, Forrest Gregg, Bob Skoronski, Max McGee and Boyd Dowler of the offense and Ray Nitschke, Willie Wood, Herb Adderley, Henry Jordan, Ron Kostelnik and Willie Davis of the defense. Another member of the present Packer cast, linebacker Dave Robinson, was a member of the victorious All-Stars on that occasion. Overall, the Packers own a 3-2 record in the annual mid-summer dream game. They lost to the All-Stars in 1937, when Sammy Baugh wafted a "bomb" to Gaynell Tinsley for the only score, romped 45-28 in 1940 and triumphed again in 1945 by 19-7, the legendary Don Hutson showing the way in both. The Pack will further prime for Friday's assignment with morning sessions Tuesday and Wednesday. They are schedule to leave for Chicago by train Thursday morning (unless the airline strike breaks before then) and work out in Soldier Field that evening. They will leave on the return trip late Saturday morning, then begin concentrating upon the Bears, their Shrine Game opponent in Milwaukee County Stadium Aug. 12.


AUG 1 (Green Bay) - Coach Vince Lombardi is being publicly conservative with his opinions on the importance to the Green Bay Packers of their meeting Friday with the College All-Stars. But Bob Skoronski, veteran left tackle and captain of the offense, says there is little question where the Packers in general stand on the subject of the Chicago engagement. "We want this game," Skoronski said. "The coach wants it, too. A lot of heads will roll if we don't win this time."...NOTHING SPECIAL: Lombardi has said the All-Star game is nothing special to the NFL champions, and that their real task is to retain the league crown. The feeling among players is that the champions are ready for the collegians. "I've never seen the offensive line get off the ball so fast this early in the season," said Henry Jordan, veteran defensive tackle. Lombardi was asked about the impressive performances last week of Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung in the Packers' annual intrasquad game. "They look the best they've looked in two years," he said of the 30-year-old running backs. Then he modified his remarks with: "Just say they look the best at this stage that they have in a long time."


AUG 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - All of the current Packers, happy the more onerous hours of the training grind lie behind them, are understandable eager for their first taste of combat. It's a safe bet, however, that none yearns for Friday night's exchange with the College All Stars in Chicago, their maiden venture of the 1966 season, quite as much as the Pack's strapping tight end prospect, Allen Brown. Technically a rookie but actually a second year man, the quiet, young southern gentleman has yet to make a formal appearance in Green Bay livery, aside from last Thursday night's intra-squad match, but he should, at long last, get his chance against the collegians. "It's been about a year and a half," Brown, who sat out the entire 1965 season because of a shoulder injury incurred in last year's All-Star camp, observed following Monday's practice, conceding with a slow smile, "I sure am anxious to play in a game." Not any more anxious, perhaps, than Coach Vince Lombardi and his aides, or the more knowledgeable of the Packer faithful, all of whom have high hopes for the 6-4, 235-pound Ole Miss alumnus, are to see him perform. And, finally, he should be physically ready for his shakedown cruise. Allen, who has been plagued by a knee sprain suffered in June, announced Monday, "The knee feels real good. I just twisted it - It's okay now." Although he officially "missed" last season while recuperating from shoulder surgery as a member of the taxi squad, he doesn't consider it a total loss. "You learn a lot by playing," the 23-year-old Natchez, Miss., native admits, "but I was able to study the plays a lot. It takes a long time to learn 'em, so in that way it's helped me a lot. I ran through a lot of plays last year, too, but didn't have any contact." An All-America selection at defensive end in 1964, after which he became the Packers' No. 3 choice in the NFL draft, Brown will not soon forget how he was disabled. "I hurt my shoulder in a pass scrimmage in practice with the All-Stars," he reported, appending wryly, "I collided with Dick Butkus, the former University of Illinois strong man who is now a Chicago Bear linebacker. He hit me as I was catching the ball." Twice an all-state high school football pick in Mississippi, Brown won nine letters as a prep before matriculating at Ole Miss, where he confined himself to football and track. Although he gained All-America honors for his defensive skills, he also graduated second only to ex-New York Giant Barney Poole in career receptions in Rebel history with 51...DROPBACKS DIFFERENT: Allen, married to high school and college sweetheart Margaret Burkes 13 months ago, finds the professional approach to the passing game "a lot different than we ran in college. We always ran a rollout series at Ole Miss," he explained. "Here it's drop back - it's a lot different." The red-haired Mississippian, who will return to school this winter to continue his pursuit of a master's degree in physical education with an eye to coaching or becoming a recreation director at some future date, is the second member of the Brown family to find his way on a major league roster. A brother, Jerry, played with the San Francisco 49ers for one season, he revealed, adding: "He got a neck injury and quit - that was in 1961. Now he's coaching at Yazoo City, Miss." How does he assess Friday night's assignment? "We've got to win it," Brown smiled. "We can't start off losing."...The Packers today completed their third trade within the last week, dealing defensive lineman Fred Heron of San Diego State to the St. Louis Cardinals for an undisclosed draft choice. Heron, 6-4 and 250 ponds, was the Packers' third choice in last December's NFL draft. Previously traded away were defensive tackle Lloyd Voss and tight end Tony Jeter, to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and offensive tackle Ray Schoenke, to the Cleveland browns, also for draft choices. Heron's departure reduces the Packer roster to 53 (35 veterans, 18 rookies), including All Stars Donny Anderson and Jim Grabowski.


AUG 2 (Chicago) - Coach John Sauer, claiming it takes one or two standout performances to beat the pros, likes his College All-Stars' chances against the Green Bay Packers Friday night. "I think our chances are as great as they have been on other years when we have won," said Sauer. "But it does take a standout performance to do the job. We have a great squad which has worked hard, but I think our greatest strength this year is in our backfield." Sauer, who was a member of Coach Otto Graham's staff the last seven year and is getting his first shot as head coach, said his backfield strength is collective. "I don't mean to say the backs are individually great," said Sauer. "I mean they are the best we've had as a group. They can all run, block and catch passes. One thing we plan to do against the Packers is have fresh backs in there all the time. We have no injuries and everyone is eager to go."...NAME NOBIS, SLOAN: Among the backfield corps are Donny Anderson of Texas Tech and Jim Grabowski of Illinois - both high priced rookies who will join the Packers following the game. Then there are Mike Garrett of Southern California, the Heisman Trophy winner, Walt Garrison of Oklahoma State and Roy Shivers of Utah State, who made a fine showing in last week's scrimmage against the Chicago Bears. Linebackers Tommy Nobis of Texas and quarterback Steve Sloan of Alabama were named co-captains by their teammates Monday...LITTLE TO CHOOSE: "Both are fine selections," said Sauer, "but I can't name any starting lineups. So far there has been little to choose from among the quarterbacks. Honestly, I wish one had been head and shoulders above the others. But all have shown me they are capable of taking charge." In addition to Sloan, Sauer can call upon Bill Anderson of Tulsa and Gary Lane of Missouri...FINE PASSING GAME: "I'm sure we can have a fine passing game no matter who we select to start." The only possible position in which the stars are hurting is at linebacker since Carl McAdams of Oklahoma will not play. McAdams suffered a fractured ankle stepping off a curb Saturday night. "That's the one spot we can't count on being three deep," said Sauer, "but I think the boys we have can do the job. I hated losing Carl because he was really coming along. Now, the only thing you can do is hope that someone comes up with the hot hand. If so, we can win a football game."


AUG 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The 1966 College All Star squad, which confronts the Packers in Chicago's Soldier Field Friday night, looms as the strongest in the classic's 33-yard history. The authority for this somewhat ominous evaluation is Wally Cruice, veteran Packer game scout, who said today, "This year's team probably has more ability than any they've ever had." Cruice, who gleaned this impression while scouting the collegians in their annual scrimmage with the Chicago Bears at Rensselaer, Ind., last week ("they wouldn't let me near their camp at Evanston"), has a substantial basis for comparison, it might be added, having studied "eight or ten" All Star squads at first hand over the years. Attitude, as well as talent, weighs heavily in his analysis, the former Northwestern University star indicated. "This squad is more oriented toward the style of play than a lot of others have been," he said. "As the image of football becomes more dominant, they become more serious about the game. By that means, I mean they used to go to Chicago for glory for themselves. Today, these players have established themselves more as collegians. For example, Anderson (Donny) and Grabowski (Jim) aren't going to get more glory out of this game - maybe less. In other words, they go to camp with more purpose behind them. And, of course, every year the boys are more carefully selected, the selectivity is much better than it has been. And I think the college coaching i more oriented toward the pro approach every year, too." Assessing the All Star personnel by "departments," Cruice reported, "The mobility of their offensive line (led by 6-6, 300-pound Don Davis of Los Angeles State) is impressive. They also have excellent receivers like John Crockett (Southern U.), Jim Lindsey (Arkansas) and Walt Garrison (Oklahoma State)." Super Scout added, "And they've never had any running backs any better as a group than those they have this year - Donny Andeson, Roy Shivers (Utah State) and Mike Garrett, who are the running backs, and Garrison, Grabowski and Johnny Roland (Missouri), who are the fullbacks." And the overall size? "Oh, they're big," Cruice replied, "but enough to go to the butcher shop. They have a good coaching staff, too. They get along well with their players, which is important, too." On the home front, the Packers primed for their imminent assignment Tuesday by testing their defense against anticipated All-Star plays. The offense also worked against the expected Star defense. The workout was climaxed by a 2-minute drill, run against the stopwatch as per custom, which saw the No. 1 offense unit sweep 80 yards to score, Bart Starr collaborating on a 37-yard pass with Paul Hornung for the TD. Linebacker Dave Robinson thwarted the No. 2 unit's push, however, intercepting a Zeke Bratkowski pass on the defense 20 to end a 42-yard drive. Earlier, the session had been marred when flanker Bob Long reinjured the knee he had twisted two weeks earlier while catching a pass. Coach Vince Lombardi indicated after practice, however, that he did not consider the injury serious. "He's all right," he said. Describing the mishap, Long noted wryly, "The strange part of it is it didn't happen on my cut. I made the cut real good and was free. It happened when I tucked the ball in and was heading up field." Observing that his fall had come as a complete surprise, he reported, "I've been running great for two days. I even had my kick on the long ones." The Packers held their last home practice for Friday night's match this morning. They entrain for Chicago at 8:20 Thursday morning and will stage a light workout in Soldier Field, sit of the game, tomorrow evening. The team, to headquarter at the Drake Hotel, will leave on the return trip late Saturday morning.


AUG 3 (Chicago) - Somehow somewhere a player will make a lasting name for himself Friday night when the College All Stars meet the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field. That name could be among such backs as Donny Anderson of Texas Tech, Jim Grabowski of Illinois, Roy Shivers of Utah or linebackers Doug Buffone of Louisville, Tommy Nobis of Texas and Don Hansen of Illinois or end Aaron Brown of Minnesota. Or somewhere along the line it might be a player who makes his way among the ranks of the unknown...ON TO GREATNESS: Down through the years, players who have excelled in the All-Star game have gone to greatness in professional football. Back in 1937, the College All Stars dealt the Green Bay Packers a 6-0 defeat on a Sammy Baugh to Gaynell Tinsley touchdown pass. The following year, Cecil Isbell of Purdue directed the All Stars to a 28-16 triumph over Washington. The Collegians had to wait five years for another victory and then topped the Washington Redskins 27-7 when Otto Graham intercepted a Baugh pass and ran 97 yards for a touchdown. Graham, currently coach of the Redskins, was the All-Star coach for seven years before John Sauer became the pilot this year. In 1946, Elroy Hirsch rambled 68 yards for a touchdown and then grabbed a 38 yard pass from Graham for still another score as World War II players were still eligible for competition. George Ratterman of Notre Dame became a sudden hero in 1947 as he fired a pair of touchdown passes for a 16-0 triumph over the Chicago Bears. Ratterman had been a second stringer for the Irish before proving himself in the All-Star game. Charlie Justice of North Carolina helped the Stars score a 17-7 triumph over Philadelphia in 1950 as he ran wild before the emphasis was placed in field goal kicking...WEED SCUTTLED BROWN: In 1955, Tad Weed of Ohio State, a little guy who did nothing else, booted three field goals for a 30-27 over Cleveland. Another All-Star victory was accomplished in 1958 when Bobby Conrad booted four field goals for a 35-19 decision over Detroit. Again, the All-Stars relied on a pair of field goals from Bobby Jencks of Ohio for a 20-17 triumph over Green Bay in 1963. Charles Gogolak of Princeton is the field goal booter for the All-Stars this year. If things go right, he might be the hero of the game.


AUG 3 (Atlanta) - Atlanta, after making off with Wisconsin's major league baseball team, is borrowing some of the cheese state's football tactics as well. The Milwaukee braves became the Atlanta Braves, and now the Atlanta Falcons are being molded in the image of the Green Bay Packers. The reason is obvious enough: Falcons head coach Norb Hecker spent seven years on Vince Lombardi's Green Bay staff as defensive backfield coach and liked what he saw. Hecker has gone all out to emulate the Packers while preparing the Falcons for their first NFL season. The training, the play on the field and even the slogans in the dressing room are similar to the Packers. The Green Bay influence is especially noticeable in the emphasis on physical conditioning. "Conditioning and aggressive spirit must be our forte for at least the next couple of years, because we don't have the experience of playing together the other teams have," Hecker explained.


AUG 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "We're not going down there to lose, I can tell you that. We're going down there to play our best football." Stepping into his civvies following Wednesday's final home practice and a luxurious shower, the Packers' Bob Skoronski said it matter-of-factly, but with unmistakable emphasis. "Down there," of course, is Chicago's Soldier Field, where he and his fellow NFL champions come to grips with the 1966 College All-Stars Friday night in the annual test of strength between the premier pros and the cream of the graduating collegiate crop...1963 MISADVENTURE: Skoronski's emphatic pronouncement obviously was triggered by the memory of the Packers ' most recent appearance in the August classic, a 1963 misadventure from which the upstart simonpures emerged with a 20-17 decision, an item which still rankles in the breasts of our heroes. Without the semblance of reservation, the Pack's veteran offense captain declared, "Everybody is ready, physically and mentally. Everyone has a real serious approach to the game."...HARD TO COMPARE: This last, he noted, has been dictated by the quality of the enemy. "That's a good team, an outstanding team, down there," the eight-year veteran soberly asserted, "so we're going to have to play well to win." How does he compare the current Pack to the '63 squad? "It's hard to compare them from memory, but we have a lot of good young fellows on this team and I think we're in better condition than we were in last year at this time. And we're better off as far as injuries are concerned. Mentally speaking, the guys who were here in '63 are better prepared than they were that year," he concluded. "We were definitely humiliated down there, and I'm sure everybody in that group doesn't want that to happen again."...Grounded by the airline strike, the Packers entrained for Chicago this morning via the Chicago & North Western and are scheduled to hold a final light workout in Soldier Field tonight. The Packers, who are headquartering at the Drake Hotel, will return to Green Bay on the 11:20 Saturday morning and are scheduled to arrive here at 3:35 p.m. Prior to their departure, Coach Vince Lombardi indicated he has not settled upon a starting lineup with the explanation, "I don't know what I'm going to go about flanker and tight end." This indecision over the flanker assignment is presumably traceable to the condition of Bob Long's re-injured knee. Long, who apparently aggravated a sprain incurred two weeks during practice Tuesday, did not take part in Wednesday's workout...RUNS IN STADIUM: "He was running the steps inside the stadium" Lombardi disclosed, adding, "It's up to Long when he wants to play." The tight end dilemma is occasioned by the fact that mountainous Marv Fleming, the starter most of the '65 season, Bill Anderson, who finished the campaign there, and Allen Brown, the heralded "rookie" from Ole Miss, all are available, and all have been impressive. No defensive changes have been made for the All-Stars, he also volunteered. "We will use the same defense we use for all teams," he said. "It's a little easier to prepare for this game." "What you don't know," he summed up with a chuckle, "never bothers you."...PACKER PATTER: The Packers Wednesday touched most of the bases in completing their Green Bay preparations for Friday's collision going over their passing game and testing their offense. against the anticipated All Star defense and their defense against the expected All Star attack, in addition to running through goal line plays and a kickoff return drill...Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, the all-time Packer guard who today is a Milwaukee restaurateur and member of the Packer Board of Directors, was a sideline observer during yesterday's exercises...As per custom, the All Star production will be on nationwide television (Channel 11), beginning at 9 p.m., Wisconsin time.


AUG 4 (Chicago) - With six exceptional runners ready as shock troops, the College All-Stars seem to be preparing for an infantry attack against the Green Bay Packers Friday night. But not even the pros have been very successful on the ground against the Packers, the NFL champions, and the running strength of the All-Stars may prove to be just a diversionary attempt. Short passes by Alabama's Steve Sloan, Missouri's Gary Lane and Tulsa's Bill Anderson, the nation's leading aerialist last season, may provide the main tonic for the upset wanted by head coach John Sauer...SIDE-FOOT KICKER: And, too, anything past midfield seems to be field goal range for side-foot kicker Charlie Gogolak of Princeton. His boots could make a difference, just like the two field goals by Bob Jencks that nudged the collegians to their last victory in the series - 20-17 over the Packers in 1963. The football classic in Soldier Field will be televised by Channell 11, starting at 9 p.m., EDT, and the expected arena crowd is 65,000. The pros hold a 21-9-1 edge in the rivalry. The Packers rule a 13-15 point favorite. Donny Anderson of Texas Tech and Jim Grabowski of Illinois, who have been signed by the Packers for a total reportedly more than $900,000, are among the All-Stars' big guns...HEISMAN WINNER: Others are Roy Shivers of Utah State, Walt Garrison of Oklahoma State, Heisman Trophy winner Mike Garrett of Southern California and Johnny Roland of Missouri. The Packers arrive Thursday and will have a night limbering up drill in Soldier Field.


AUG 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Will Milwaukee really settle for being minor league? Unbelievable as it sounds, there are indications that our Beer City neighbors to the south may just go that. First, there was a story out of New York, and appropriately denied in Milwaukee, that considering the State Supreme Court's reversal of the BBB (Bring Back Braves) decision, the city was now willing to accept a minor league baseball team with the promise of a major league expansion team in the near future. Then there is the intense interest of the Continental Football League in placing a franchise in Milwaukee. As soon as the Packers' "exclusive" contract with County Stadium is worked out. And Milwaukee is apparently very interested in the Continental League, now that the AFL's possible expansion into that city was killed by the merger. The interest in the Continental League, which is an ambitious undertaking for a group of wealthy men hoping to create an eventual league that will be on part with the current AFL-NFL combine, is such that both Milwaukee newspapers have indicated they are indirectly behind the movement. The sports editor of the Milwaukee Journal personally took the time to cover the recent Continental League meeting in Toronto. And the Milwaukee Sentinel recently printed an editorial concerning the Packers' stadium contract. It indicated that it might be wise for the County Board to renegotiate with the Packers before the Continental application for stadium dates is brought into court, where the Packer contract might he found (horrors) monopolistic.


AUG 5 (Chicago-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Haunted by a three-year-old memory, the Packers lope into cavernous Soldier Field here tonight, poised for what they fondly envision as "Operation Redemption." There have been no emotional pronouncements - these are professionals, the Yankees of the new national pastime, and they are expected to win - but there is a unanimous unspoken determination that 1963's 20-17 embarrassment at the hands of the Collegians will not be repeated when Green Bay's finest collide with the 1966 College All-Stars in the 33rd renewal of the August spectacular (channel 11, 9 p.m.). Not all of the present Packers were involved in that misadventure, of course, but a total of 16 - most of them principals on either offense or defense in this year's cast - were, and they are more than casually interested in erasing that painful memory. As per custom, the reigning NFL champions are substantial favorites. The most recent quotation from the oddsmakers lists the Pack as 13-point choice, which represents a mild rise in All-Star stock, since Coach John Sauer's athletes earlier were tabbed 15-point underdogs. It will be Green Bay's sixth appearance - third in the last five years - in the classic and the Packers will be in search of a fourth victory. Following a 6-0 loss to the Stars in 1937, they won three straight, 45-28 in 1940, 19-7 in 1945 and 42-20 in 1962, before running afoul of the collegians in '63. Both the Bays and their youthful antagonists will be in peak physical condition for tonight's combat, with the possible exception of Packer flanker Bob Long, whose right knee might not be completely sound following reinjury in practice Tuesday.

practice. Tabbed the most powerful in the classic's history, all 46 members of the All-Star squad are ready for action, according to Sauer, who has indicated he will interchange his running backs frequently, the obvious purpose being to throw fresh troops at the Packer front four with the hope of an eventual breakthrough. On the theory that an errorless performance is the only All-Star antidote to the Pack's edge in experience, Sauer and his aides (Dante Lavelli, Bob Waterfield, Bill Fisher, Thurman McGraw and Yale Lary) reportedly have stressed this point to their charges throughout the three-week training grind. Donny Anderson, the Packers' celebrated bonus baby from Texas Tech, will open at flanker for the All-Stars, Sauer announced. The Pack's other prize All-Star rookie, fullback Jim Grabowski of Illinois, will not be in the starting lineup but is expected to make an early appearance against his imminent teammates. Anderson and Grabowski will formally join the Packers on the team's return trip to Green Bay Saturday. The collegians' other starts will be Gary Garrison (San Diego State) and Milt Morin (Massachusetts) at end; Dave McCormick (LSU) and Francis Peay (Missouri) at tackle; John Niland (Iowa) and Tom Mack (Michigan) at guard; Pat Killoran (Syracuse) at center; Steve Sloan (Alabama) at quarterback; Roy Shivers (Utah State) at left halfback and Johnny Roland (Missouri) at fullback. Also likely to confront the Packers, along the way, among others, are Mike Garrett, the Heisman Trophy winner from Southern Cal; the talented Walt Garrison from Oklahoma State; the University of Minnesota's gifted end, Aaron Brown; and Charlie Gogolak, the 155 pound kicker extraordinary from Princeton. All-American Tommy Nobis of Texas is expected to key the All-Star defense, which also includes several other accomplished linebackers, Don Hansen of Illinois, Doug Buffone of Louisville, Barry Brown of Florida and Frank Emmanuel of Tennessee. The Packers, who acclimated themselves to Soldier Field's dim arcs in a final pregame warmup here Thursday night, are expected to lead with the same cast that dispatched the Cleveland Browns in the NFL championship game last Jan. 2 - with one exception. It will find Bob Jeter opening at right cornerback on defense in place of Doug Hart, last year's incumbent. Hart started the title game but had to leave because of an injury, and Jeter, who also has sparkled during the current training period, sparkled in his absence. The balance of the defensive outfield will have Herb Adderley at the left corner and fellow all-pro Willie Wood and Tom Brown at safety. Willie Davis, Henry Jordan, Ron Kostelnik and Lionel Aldridge again will man the front four, with Dave Robinson, Ray Nitschke and Leroy Caffey, left to right, holding forth at linebacker. Offensively, it will be Boyd Dowler at split end, Capt. Bob Skoronski and Forrest Gregg, last year's NFL "Blocker of the Year," at tackle, Fuzzy Thurston and Jerry Kramer at guard, Ken Bowman at center, Bill Anderson at tight end and Carroll Dale at flanker. Bart Starr, who established an All-Star game record by hurling five touchdown passes in the 1962 production, will make his third 'Star start at quarterback, and Messrs. Thunder and Lightning, Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung, will be the running backs. Although they will be coaching rivals for the first time, the Packers' Vince Lombardi and the All-Stars' Sauer are hardly strangers. They served as assistant coaches together at West Point under Col. Earl (Red) Blaik, which makes it unlikely one will surprise the other with an unexpected wrinkle. Both are perfectionists, an approach which should be reflected by their athletes' efforts in tonight's showdown.


AUG 5 (Chicago) - Coach Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers, studying Soldier Field where the College All-Stars would meet his NFL champions from the Dairy State, looked at the sod and said: "A cow pasture. And you can quote me." The site of the game between the Bays and the All-Stars was used three weeks ago for a rodeo. "If it rains tomorrow," Lombardi said Thursday during an inspection of the field, "it will really be something."

Appleton Post-Crescent (July 14th 1966)

Green Bay Press-Gazette (July 15th 1966)

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Green Bay Press-Gazette (July 23rd 1966)

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AUG 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers have more than a few contributions to the development of pro football, today hailed by its more enthusiastic adherents as the nation's number one sport, but probably their most significant came on the very same Soldier Field turf tonight where they contend with the College All Stars in Chiago. The occasion was the 1940 mid-summer classic, then only the seventh in the All Star series, which saw the Packers outgun a talented band of collegians, 45-28, in a collision which still easily ranks as the highest scoring game in the event's 32-year history, a startling fact considering how explosive offenses have become in the interim. The late Curly Lambeau, who masterminded that resounding triumph, considered it the high point of his coaching career because, as he put it, "That game established pro football. It convinced the skeptics, including a lot of coaches and sportswriters, who felt a good college team could handle the pros." It also was a memorable night for one of Green Bay's more congenial centers, Packer all-timer Charley Brock, who held forth at center for the Pack in that incendiary match. Reflecting upon it at leisure earlier this week, Brock remembered, "It was a great exhibition of what pro football could do, as far as the passing game was concerned. Passing was just coming into its own then (the Packers had pioneered it), and I think it proved to the public that pro football was a wide open game, that the pros would do anything from anywhere."...NO FOOTBALL GAME: By contrast, he pointed out, "The year before, I played with the All Stars, and it was no football game. The Giants beat us 9-0 with three field goals. Then to turn around and come up with such a high scoring game, I think that proved something to the fans. The people didn't expect to see such a wide open game of running and passing." He smiled fondly and added, "We did everything that night." "Of course, I always felt the '39 team (a world champion) was the best Packer team I played with," Brock noted, "and this was the same team that played in that All Star game in '40. There was Herber (Arnie), Hutson (Don), Isbell (Cecil) and Hinkle (Clarke). As I remember, Hutson had a great night, and so did Isbell, as well as Herber and Hinkle." The Pack's breakthrough did not come until after the intermission, however, he recalled. "I think the score at one time was either tied or we were only a touchdown ahead of them - it seems to me we were leading something like 27-21, and then we really went to town in the second half. Our best thing was our passing - Isbell to Hutson and Herber to Hutson."...RATED THE BEST: The opposition, Brock appended, had been formidable. "The All Stars that year were rated as one of the best team they'd had, and they did have a good football team, no doubt about it. They had players like Bulldog Turner (later all-pro with the Chicago Bears) and Ambrose Schindler of Southern Cal, and a lot of other good ones I can't remember offhand." An accomplished all-around center, famed for his ball stealing artistry, the University of Nebraska immortal can't remember practicing his larcenous art against the '40 stars. "But I do recall doing it to Tom Harmon in the '45 All Star game," he chuckled. "Somebody hit him high, and I hit him low, and I took the ball out of his hands. He came over to me right after the play and said, 'That isn't fair - you can't do that.' I said, 'You're in the pro league now, Tom,'" Brock recounted. "We still kid each other about it whenever we get together." How did he happen to acquire this knack? "I just came upon it by accident after I came up here," Charley replied. "I don't ever remember doing it in college. It just got to be a kind of a habit I guess."...MAKE THEM FUMBLE: "If the ball carrier didn't have the ball covered up, I always thought it would be a good possibility to make them fumble, or even take the ball away from them," he explained. "Maybe I was just lucky," Brock added, "but it didn't take me long to pull it out of their hands. It always happened when somebody else was tackling the man at the same time I hit him." "I only remember taking it out of anybody's hands once on the run. One time I took it away from Ward Cuff when he was with the Giants. I grabbed it and started running in the other direction, while he was still heading upfield. I had gone quite a few yards," Charley grinned, "before anyone realized I had the ball. I ran 40 yards, before somebody caught me on the Giant 25." How many thefts had he pulled off? "I don't know exactly, but I guess it was quite a bit. One time I stole four times in one game - against the Giants in New York."

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