for the weekend. Cloud, suffering from back trouble, is in the hospital and won't be released until Monday. Pelfrey is hurting from rib injuries sustained in the Pittsburgh game Aug. 29. The other six injured players made the trip but may see limited action. Four are tackles - Joe Spencer, Chubby Grigg, Howie Ruetz, Tom Johnson. Spencer and Grigg, both bothered with leg troubles, have played little since the season started while Johnson and Ruetz were hurt in last Sunday's 38-7 loss to the Cardinals in Chicago. The other two are halfbacks Bob Forte, veteran linebacker who injured his ribs in the Cardinal game, and Billy Grimes, who twisted his leg in the opener against the New York Giants Aug. 16. Coach Gene Ronzani may use the injured players sparingly in view of the fact that the Packers will be meeting Pittsburgh's Steelers in Minneapolis Wednesday night, Sept. 17. The mentor hopes to distribute some of the "hurt" strength over the two games. The big objective, of course, is to make sure the entire squad is in top condition for the National league opener against the Chicago Bears in Green Bay Sunday, Sept. 28. Ronzani said today that he is expecting the toughest kind of battle from the Redskins. "We both got to win this one and they'll be in there battling as hard as the Packers." The Packers dropped four games in a row while the Redskins, coached by Curly Lambeau, lost three straight. Green Bay lost to the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh and Chicago Cardinals, while the Redskins dropped decisions to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas. Lambeau, founder and head coach of the Packers, will be making his second game appearance as mentor of the Redskins. He took over from Dick Todd after his loss to Los Angeles and made his Washington debut against Dallas. Curly hasn't had much luck against the Packers since he resigned after the '49 campaign. The Packers defeated the Lambeau-coached Cardinals in 1950-51 by identical 17-14 scores. The Packers won't be finished with Lambeau from Sunday's game. The two clubs will collide in a National league contest in Milwaukee Oct. 5. In practice in Green Bay yesterday, the Packers polished up their rushing attack with a long signal drill - in pads. The workout closed with 30 minutes of practice on the tackling dummy.
C. JOHNSON FILED SUIT AGAINST PACK
SEPT 12 (Green Bay) - Suit for $8,000 damages against Green Bay Packers, Inc., has been filed in circuit court here by Clyde Johnson, Los Angeles, claiming breach of contract. Johnson was a member of the 1948 squad for a brief period. He has hired by Coach E.L. Lambeau on June 30 of that year, and was promised a two-year contract at $7,000 a season, according to his complaint. On Sept. 14, he was discharged he claims in violation of his contract. After his release, he earned $6,000 elsewhere, so he requests $1,000 for that year. However, he claims the alleged breach of contract prevented him from earning money in 1949, and he asks $7,000 for that year. The Packers' answer has not been filed.
GREEN BAY IN TONIGHT
SEPT 12 (Kansas City) - The Green Bay Packers will arrive in Kansas City tonight to complete the cast for the football season opener Sunday in Blues stadium. The Packers will meet the Washington Redskins at 2 o'clock Sunday in a NFL exhibition game...PACKERS USE THE SPREAD: Meanwhile, the Redskins yesterday continued to concentrate on defense against the Green Bay attack, which is described as unorthodox. The Packers use the spread and even on the T-formation use lots of flankers and men in motion. So Coach Curly Lambeau, with the advice of his assistant coach scout Herman Ball, spent most of yesterday morning's workout giving his defensive lineup the chance to counter expected Green Bay attack patterns. No contact work was done yesterday except for ends and defensive backs on pass plays. These players donned full pads in an attempt to iron out some defensive mistakes which cost the team a defeat at the hands of the Dallas Texans in San Antonio last week. Offensively, timing again was the main item of consideration. Backs wound up the drills under a hot September sun by running through plays which they hope will work for a first exhibition victory against Green Bay...A DIVERSIFIED ATTACK: The Green Bay attack was described by veteran NFL observers as highly diversified, with both running and passing plays off the spread and the flanking T-formation. Tobin Rote, a big 200-pounder from Rice Institute, is the main cog in the spread, a formation which recently got its revival impetus in the Southwest.
PACKERS TO FACE REDSKINS SUNDAY
SEPT 12 (Milwaukee Journal) - Gene Ronzani and his Green Bay Packers passed through Milwaukee Friday morning on their way to Kansas City where Sunday they will make their fifth start of the exhibition season against Curly Lambeau's Redskins. In bad physical shape after the beating they took from the Cardinals last Sunday, a game they lost 38-7, the Packers were no better than an even choice against the Redskins. Neither team has won a game this season. Only fullback Jack Cloud and Ray Pelfrey were left at home to nurse their bruises, but others on the club, including Chubby Griggs, Joe Spencer, Bob Forte, Tom Johnson and Howie Ruetz, still recovering from injuries, will see no more than limited action. A squad of 42 made the trip. Ronzani announced that he had asked waivers on Harper Davis, veteran halfback obtained from the Bears two years ago.
PACKERS LOOKING FOR FIRST WIN
SEPT 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, disappointed but far from discouraged by their 38-7 loss to the Chicago Cardinals last Sunday, make their fifth stab for their first non-conference victory of the warmup season against the Washington Redskins in Kansas City Sunday afternoon. The Packer-Redskin rumpus will be the first of two battles for the Packers against their founder and head coach for 31 years - Curly Lambeau, who took over the Washington coaching job recently. The two clubs will collide in league competition in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon October 5. Since leaving after the 1949 season, Lambeau has been unable to defeat the Packers coached by Gene Ronzani. The Green Bays downed Lambeau's Chicago Cardinals by 17-14 scores in exhibitions in 1950-51. Lambeau resigned from the Cardinals staff near the end of last season. The Packers turned in lively practice sessions all week and Ronzani is convinced his boys will rebound against the Redskins. They hope they saw the last of their mistakes in the Cardinal game. The team committed four fumbles and had five passes intercepted. The Redskins, likewise, will be looking for their first victory. They dropped decisions to the Rams and 49ers under coach Dick Todd and to the Dallas Texans under Todd's successor, Lambeau. The Redskins are led by Eddie LeBaron, the tiny quarterback, and ageless Sammy Baugh.
PACKERS TACKLE LAMBEAU'S REDSKINS IN KC SUNDAY
SEPT 13 (Kansas City) - Both teams will be out to snap losing streaks when the Green Bay Packers battle the Washington Redskins in a non-conference football game here Sunday afternoon. The Packers have dropped 11 consecutive matches - seven straight National league events to finish off the 1951 campaign, and four non-loopers thus far this campaign. The Redskins will be looking for their first win this season after three non-league setbacks to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas. A crowd of around 15,000 is expected to watch the only professional football clash here this year. On one side will be the Redskins' Curly Lambeau, founder and former coach of the Packers, and on the other the Packers' Gene Ronzani, who succeeded Lambeau when he resigned after the 1949 season. Lambeau likely will be interested in revenge for the 17-14 lickings the Packers administered his Chicago Cardinals in 1950-51. However, the two coaches may be just a bit coy about Sunday's event because the two teams will collide in a National league game in Milwaukee Oct. 5 - just three weeks away. Held to almost a standstill on the ground in their first three outings, the Packers are expected to make a serious attempt to get some mileage out of their rushing attack. Ronzani likely will emphasize running most of the afternoon. If such runners as Fred Cone, Tony Canadeo, Breezy Reid, Dom Moselle, Bill Reichardt and Bobby Jack Floyd can advance with some degree of consistency, Ronzani figures the passing game will be that much more troublesome to the Redskins. The pitching arms of QB's Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli are expected to get a good workout...PELFREY, CLOUD SIDELINED: The Packers will be handicapped some by injured players. Remaining in Green Bay were halfback Ray Pelfrey and fullback Jack Cloud, who is still in the hospital. Operating below par will be tackles Joe Spencer, Chubby Grigg, Howie Ruetz and Tom Johnson, halfback Billy Grimes and linebacker Bob Forte. The Redskin attack is built around Eddie LeBaron, the tiny quarterback, and the ageless Sammy Baugh. They'll direct the passing and running of fullbacks Chuck Drazenovich and halfbacks John Papit and Jack Dwyer. Drazenovich has been the rage of the Redskin camp, doing considerable damage against the Forty Niners, Rams and Texans. QB Harry Gilmer has been sidelined with injuries. The Redskins' ace receiver is left end Hugh (Bones) Taylor, who is starting his sixth campaign in Washington. Lambeau will start sophomore Gene Brito at right end. Packer tackles will be looking at a familiar face - Paul Lipscomb, former Green Bay tackle. Lipscomb will be playing on the right side on defense. Lipscomb was traded to Washington for guard Len Szafaryn shortly before the 1950 season opened. The Packers will remain in the Town House in Kansas City, Kan., tonight, and then leave Monday morning for Minneapolis where they'll start training for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a charity game there Wednesday night. The team will return to Green Bay Thursday to launch practice for the opening of the 1952 National league campaign against the Chicago Bears in City stadium Sunday, Sept. 28.
COMMISSIONER BERT BELL BETTER START SWINGING
SEPT 13 (Milwaukee Journal-Lloyd Larson) - Just a little thinking out loud - First about pro football. Or are some of the big, strong men of muscle determined to turn it into legalized mayhem? It would seem so, judging by pre-season contests, as they are called. The prize, of course, was the rough and tumble, knock down-drag out of the San Francisco-Pittsburgh battle. Eleven of the participating were hospitalized, according to news service reports. And such injuries! Skull fracture, dislocation and broken bones. Usual occupational bruises and bumps, no matter how severe, probably weren't even counted. Could be, of course, that everything was on the up and up, and nobody went beyond the legal limit in dishing it out. But the terrific toll certainly causes one to wonder, especially after seeing and hearing about roughhouse incidents in other games. Commissioner Bert Bell should get busy and read the riot act to coaches and players alike. Football is rough enough when everybody is leveling. It isn't necessary to add a dash of hoodlumism to make it more dangerous and more interesting...GAMES DON'T EVEN COUNT IN STANDINGS: The public, I'm sure, demands only the utmost in skill, speed and hard legal play. Nobody wants knuckle, knee and elbow massage, piling, clipping and the like thrown in for good measure. If Bell doesn't know how to handle the situation, he would take a tip from Warren Giles, National (baseball) League president. Giles showed just the other day how to handle the brutal, cowardly beanball business. He threw the guilty pitcher and his manager (Leo Durocher) into the doghouse, just as he promised to do. Giles also declared himself emphatically on the subject of extracurricular fighting on the field: "There is no place in baseball for pugilism." He might have added that ball players usually fight like pugilists play baseball. In short, they really look like bums when they step out of character. But he was too polite. So he merely confined himself to principle. Getting back to football, if the boys are giving each other the works at this stage of the season, what is likely to happen when the game really count in the standings? I shudder at the thought.