world championship teams, presently lives in Chicago. Bray is the second player purchased within a week. The other is Clarence Self, the defensive halfback, from the Detroit Lions. The Packers went through two more workouts here today, and Ronzani said he was pleased with the enthusiasm the candidates displayed. Calisthenics and conditioning exercises were held in the morning and the players were divided by positions in the afternoon for group training. Ronzani set up a fat-man’s table and five or six athletes were installed as charter members. Among the fat men, who must take off considerable excess weight, are tackle Howie Reutz and guards Giannelli, Afflis and Stephenson. Ed Barrang, one of two players obtained in the Jug Girard trade, is due in camp Wednesday or Thursday. He’s flying out from his home in Washington. Berrang is a veteran defensive end. The other player received in the deal, tackle Steve Dowden, is in camp. A third player will be received from Detroit later in the trade. Workouts are being held every day from 9:30 to 11:30 in the morning and from 3 to 5 in the afternoon.
JUL 29 (Grand Rapids) - George Halas, in a rundown on his 1951 Bears the other day, mentioned that Bob Williams, the onetime Notre Dame quarterback great, was handicapped something fierce because he missed the early part of the Bears’ drills due to service with the College All Stars. If you’ll recall, young Williams had a difficult time with the Bears all season although they weren’t particularly hurting because they had veterans Johnny Lujack and Steve Romanik to carry the load. The Packers have a parallel case in their Vito (Babe) Parilli, the Kentucky wizard who is now training with the College All Stars in Delafield. Parilli, like Williams, will miss three weeks of pro training – mental training, that is. He’ll no doubt be in perfect physical condition when he reports to the Packers the day after the Stars’ fight against the Los Angeles Rams. And he’ll benefit from watching and working against the operation of a razor-sharp pro club – the world champion Rams. But when he checks in to the Packers – the day (Aug. 16) they meet the New York Giants in Milwaukee – Parilli, like Williams, must readjust his offensive thinking along the lines drawn by head coach Gene Ronzani. Ironically enough, Parilli likely will get his Packer baptism against the murderous Cleveland Browns at City stadium Saturday night, Aug. 23. But he may be used sparingly what with barely a week of Packer practice behind him. This brings to mind Tobin Rote, the veteran Packer quarterback, and Johnny Coatta, the Wisconsin QB who signed a Packer contract last spring and then didn’t show. Rote will have to carry the QB load off the straight T through the training season, which includes two intra-squad games, and the Giant and Brown events. Parilli likely will get acid tests against Pittsburgh, Chicago Cardinals, Washington and Pittsburgh again in the remaining non-league battles. For purposes of scrimmage at camp and possibly the squad games, Ronzani may give Rusty Russell, the SMU rookie, and Bob Forte, the veteran linebacker and halfback, extra work at quarterback. What about the one-backer spread, the formation Rote operated so successfully last year? The Packers likely will use some sort of spread this year, but the nature thereof is anybody’s guess. Operation of some sort of spread during the early grind and through the Brown game may relieve some of the tension on the T-quarterbacking. While it is interesting to speculate at this baseball stage of the season, too much guessing can be hazardous. Who knows, the coach, himself, may take a shot at quarterback! Regardless, Ronzani is certain of one thing – that he misses the six boys in the College All Star camp. Besides Parilli, the Stars are using Packers Bill Howton, the end from Rice; Bobby Dillon, the defensive halfback from Texas; Bill Reichardt, fullback from Iowa; Chuck Boerio, linebacker from Illinois; and Tom Johnson, giant tackle from Michigan. Each of the six players represents a different position. Parilli, Howton and Reichardt will be handicapped most because they’ll have to absorb the intricate offensive patterns. Dillon, Boerio and Johnson work mostly on defense and may be ready to step into the testing breach quite soon!
JUL 30 (Grand Rapids) - Packer head coach Gene Ronzani put his foot down hard today and the resulting “stamp” served as a warning to the other players. Mario Giannelli, the 260-pound guard obtained in a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles for Buddy Burris recently, left the Packer cam yesterday after “disagreeing” with the Packers’ rugged training schedule. Giannelli reportedly told other players that he could see no reason for two-a-day workouts and then an indoor session at night every day in camp. Giannelli was with the Eagles when they trained here several years ago and the training routine then was “lax” by comparison to that carried by the Packers and all other clubs. Ronzani said today that “Giannelli is a good football player and we hate to see him go, but we’ve got a hard schedule ahead and every minute of indoor and outdoor practice counts toward building up our team.” It was the first bit of disciplinary action taken by Ronzani this season and the move indicated that no foolishness, clubhouse lawyering or breaking of training rules will be tolerated. Giannelli, a six-year veteran, left for his home in Boston. Thus, the trade that sent Giannelli to the Packers for Burris was out the window for both clubs. Burris early announced that he intended to quit football. While the Packers lost Giannelli, they gained one guard yesterday – Ray Bray, the former Chicago Bear who was purchased by the Packers Monday. Bray took his first workout with the club today and appeared as frisky as a rookie. The Caspian, Mich., all-pro feels that he has another good year of football left and hopes to make the grade with the Packers. With the exception of three years of Army service, Bray had been with the Bears for 10 years. Rain cut short Tuesday morning’s drill but sunshine permitted a longer workout yesterday afternoon. Ronzani made the day complete by dishing out several plays at last night’s meeting. The usual muscle pulls are creeping into camp. Howie Ruetz, the big tackle from Racine, developed a “charley”, while tackle Joe Spencer is favoring his knee. Seven athletes “made” the training table today – halfback Tony Canadeo, guard Dave Stephenson, tackles Dave Hanner, Chubby Grigg and Ruetz, fullback Jack Cloud and end John Martinkovic. They’ll be on reduced rations until the pounds come off. The Packers have famed college coach in their midst – Bernier Bierman, for years head coach at the University of Minnesota. Bernie is observing the boys every day, and he’ll mentor one of the teams in the Packers’ Fish bowl intra-squad game in Duluth Aug. 8 and the Potato bowl game in Grand Forks, N.D., Aug. 11.
JUL 31 (Grand Rapids) - The Green Bay Packers developed a shortage of guards today as Frank Kapral, a rookie from Michigan State, left for his home in East Lansing, Mich., for a few days. Kapral was called home because of an injury to his wife who is expecting. Mrs. Kapral was hurt while getting out of a car. Although her condition is good, she requested that Frank return home for a short spell. Packer head coach Gene Ronzani said that Kapral was looking good in practice and was carrying 209 pounds – his playing weight. However, his weight skidded to 197 when he heard of his wife’s injury. Kapral is the second guard in three days to leave camp, although the first – Mario Giannelli, the 260-pounder obtained from the Philadelphia Eagles – left for good. Mario complained of “too much work” and decided to quit. To further complicate the guard situation, Ray Bray, the veteran purchased from the Chicago Bears, hasn’t reported to camp yet. Ronzani figures he’s “somewhere between here and Chicago and should get in today.”…FOUR GUARDS IN CAMP: With Kaprail gone and Bray not in yet, the Packers have only four guards in camp and one of those, Deral Teteak of Wisconsin, is a linebacker. The others are veterans Dick Afflis and Dave Stephenson and rookie Art Kleinschmidt of Tulane. Two other guards were lost earlier; Joe Farinella of Lewis was called into the Army and Herb Zimmerman of TCU developed high blood pressure and was advised against playing. While the Packers have eight tackles in camp, Ronzani said “we haven’t done any switching of positions yet.” Several of the tackles have played guard in college. Two of the tackles, incidentally, are hampered by injuries. Veteran Joe Spencer has a bum knee and Howie Ruetz is suffering from a muscle pull. The Packers put the pads on – for pictures, that is – Wednesday. Ronzani said that “the boys are getting in good condition and may be ready for some rough stuff soon.” Sharing the passing and quarterbacking duties with Tobin Rote, the only quarterback in camp, is Bob Forte, the halfback-linebacker who is making a comeback after a year’s Army duty. Forte, who played little offense in his earlier Packer career, has been passing well and likely will carry on against Rote until Babe Parilli arrives. Ed Berrang, the veteran defensive end obtained from Detroit in the Jug Girard deal, was due to report from his home in Washington today.
JUL 31 (Delafield, WI) - The half dozen Green Bay Packers in the College All Star camp here are giving a lot of thought to joining the Packers – even Bobby Dillon, the talented defensive halfback from the University of Texas. While the six All-Americans are preparing to face professional football’s world champions – the Los Angeles Rams – in Chicago Aug. 15, they are eager to learn about the Packer outlook for ’52 and “what’s cooking up there at the Packer camp.” In fact, chats with the six turned out to be a question best aimed at the writer…COMPETE FOR OWN STATE: Dillon, who, according to the grapevine, had all but decided not to play pro football for Green Bay a couple of months ago, admitted that “I would have liked to have played in Texas, but I’m coming along with the rest of the boys.” Bobby, one of the finest defensive backs in the nation and the Packers’ No. 3 draft choice, reacted similar to a number of Texas stars when Dallas came into the National league. Most of them wanted to compete for their own state. Dillon is one of the two Packer-Texans here. The other Bill Howton, the No. 2 choice and end from Rice Institute who, incidentally, already ranks as the leading pass catcher on the Star team. Howton, of course, is sold on the Green Bay setup, having spent some time here last spring and a few days last week. Other Packers wearing All State silks here at Vito (Babe) Parilli of Kentucky, fullback Bill Reichardt of Iowa, linebacker Chuck Boerio of Illinois and tackle Tom Johnson of Michigan…SUBJECT OF ROUGH PLAY: Parilli, who also visited Green Bay, is sharing the QBing with Bill Wade of Vanderbilt and the Los Angeles Rams and Darrell Crawford of Georgia Tech and the Chicago Cardinals. Reichardt, a summer visitor to GB, is one of only two fullbacks in camp. He’ll battle for the No. 1 job with Mighty Moe Modzelewski of Maryland and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Boerio, a humorous, rugged-looking cuss who led the linemen in calisthenics yesterday, can play all three LBing positions, while Johnson, the giant Negro tackle who just turned 21, likely will see defensive action against the Rams. Reichardt, a solidly-built crasher who was just married two weeks ago, wondered how the fullbacking looked for the Packers, while Boerio wanted to know if any linebacking veterans were coming back. Both Big Ten players displayed a keen interest in their chances with the Packers. The subject got around to rough play and Bob Mann’s novel face protector which is designed to ward off elbows flung by hasty linebackers. “We’ve been getting away with using the forearm above the chest (in the Big Ten),” Boerio laughed and Johnson, munching on a blade of grass nearby, added: “That Riley of Iowa gave us (Michigan) a real going over last fall.” We told Johnson that Don (Mike) Riley, the big Iowa linebacker who had signed a Packer contract, already was in the Army – at Fort Benning, Ga. Tom displayed disappointment and added, “He’s a good rough boy.”…SEPARATING MEN FROM BOYS: Parilli, absorbing Coach Bobby Dodd’s T system, spends most of his time studying the plays worked out for the Ram game. Babe and Wade may be the key figures in the Stars’ offense. In calling plays, Parilli worked in a backfield composed of three “fairly well” known name backs – Vic Janowicz at left, Johnny Karras at right and Reichardt at full. Since 51 of the nearly 61 boys in camp have signed pro contract already, a number of them expressed interest in the fact that fiur players quit the Cardinal camp because of “too much work”. It seems Card coach Joe Kuharich had prescribed two-a-day drills for six weeks. Karras, Cardinal-bound himself, figured “that’s a pretty heavy schedule,” but we reminded him that that’s probably Joe’s way of separating the men from the boys. Several of the Packers in the dressing room at the time added that “we get two workouts a day here just about every day.” They apparently could see no reason for the Cardinal prospects leaving for “over work”. The Stars had only one workout Wednesday because of a heavy scrimmage Tuesday afternoon and more of the same Wednesday afternoon.
for Eskimo coach Bernie Bierman and Tarz Taylor, "They got Rote and you know how important an experienced quarterback is and do not forget Pelfrey and Elliott." While veterans like Carleton Elliott, Bob Mann, Ray Pelfrey and Tobin Rote are the big gunners, the coaches will be interested in the rookies - especially from tackle to tackle - and the young linebacking standouts, Deral Teteak of Wisconsin and Tito Carinci of Xavier...DOUBLE DUTY FOR COSTA: Five rookie tackles will go under the microscope - George Pratt, Dick Logan, Elmer Costa, Dave Hanner and Steve Dowden. They'll be facing such pro veterans as Chubby Grigg, Joe Spencer (if he'll be able to play), Ed Ecker and Howie Ruetz. Costa, the remarkable North Carolina State athlete, will play both guard and tackle, taking over guard on offense and tackle on defense - a tribute to the 210-pound prospect's speed. With Frank Kapral still debating at his home in East Lansing, Mich., Art Kleinschmidt will be the only rookie guard, other than Costa, to be tested. Two other rookie guards, Teteak and Carinci, are linebackers. Art will have a handy helper, Ray Bray, in the Eskimo lineup against the Packers' Dick Afflis and Dave Stephenson...ESKIMOS HAVE EDGE: The game will serve as a good proving ground for the three rookie centers - George Schmidt, Dan Makowski and Carl Kreager. Makowski, the Marquette man, may do some kicking off. The Eskimo team has just about all of the backfield experience with the exception of Bob Forte at quarterback. Bob will have Tony Canadeo, Fred Cone and Billy Grimes. Rote can pass off to a veteran backfield composed of fullback Jack Cloud and halfbacks Dom Moselle and Floyd Reid. Among the new backs to be watched are the Texas Christian powerhouse, Bobby Jack Floyd at full, and a raft of halfbacks, including Roger Stephens, Rusty Russell, Johnny Pont and Bobby North. Pont has been looking great in camp while Stephens is just now coming into his own after reporting late...DULUTH STEAMED UP: Judging by the heavy advance ticket sale, Duluth is well steamed up over the game. They have memories of the contest a year ago when the Packers beat the Eskimos, 17-14, on Ted Fritsch's field goal in the last few seconds. The two clubs likely will get involved in a higher scoring game tonight - probably due to the shortage of defensive halfbacks and linebackers. The Packers have only one experienced defensive halfback - Dan Sandifer - while the Eskimos have two, Clarence Self and Harper Davis. Ed Withers, the newcomer from Wisconsin, probably will work with Sandifer and Chico Mavigliano, a rookie from Lewis. Rusty Russell of SMU will work with Self and Davis. Each team will have a captain on the field at all times. Carinci and Rote will co-captain the Packers and Teteak and Forte will do same for the Eskimos. Considerable fanfare will take place before the game and between halves. Johnny Blood, the one-time Packer halfback, is expected to be on hand as well as members of the old Duluth team, which often plagued the Packers back in the early 1920's...NEWS NOTES: The Packers went through a brief scrimmage to give the punters, extra point and field goal kickers protection. Pelfrey and Russell did the punting and Cone and Elliott booted the extra points...Marv Sprigg, the 200-pound halfback who played at Missouri Valley college, was given a uniform yesterday and permitted to rush the punter from an end position. He moved in a couple of times but lost his balance once on an offside play and knocked down two linemen playing beside him. Some of the veterans were slightly unhappy for a few moments...Ronzani is cautioning his boys against line drive punts. "Why kick 'em 60 yards on a line and give the backs a head start," is Gene's thinking. He wants 'em high, and far, if possible, so the kicking team can get down under. George Pratt, the 260-pound, six-foot-seven tackle from Arkansas State, got off a few long punts in practice yesterday morning. He did considerable booting in college...Franklin Ellis, who suffered bruised ribs and possibly an internal injury in scrimmage Tuesday, will remain in the Itasca County hospital in Grand Rapids over the weekend...The Packers ate their pregame meal in Grand Rapids, instead of stopping at the Holland hotel, and then will return to camp immediately after the contest. The Packers will play another intrasquad game in Grand Forks, N.D., Monday night after which Ronzani will reduce the squad.
Packers seem to be fairly well set this year, you can bet the Messrs’ Ronzani and Halas will be watching each other closely for a spare player here or there. It’s just good business for that opener in Green Bay Sept. 28. 
AUG 6 (Grand Rapids) -  Two rookie linebackers, a veteran halfback-linebacker who may turn up as the club’s emergency quarterback this year and the only pro experienced in camp will serve as captains during the Green Bay Packers’ second annual Fish Bowl game in Duluth Friday night. Head Coach Gene Ronzani, who divided the squad today into the Packers Gold and Duluth Eskimo Blues, appointed linebacker Deral Teteak of Wisconsin and veteran Bob Forte, the new QB assistant, as co-captains of the Blues and LB Tito Carinci of Xavier and veteran quarterback Tobin (The Barber) Rote as co-pilots of the Packers. The captains were selected to give each team a “leader” on the field for both offense and defense. The two promising youngsters, Teteak and Carinci, will call defensive signals. Forte, despite the fact that he never played T-quarterback, is showing unbelievable savvy in sharing the daily QBing and passing chores with Rote. Forte, a single winger at Arkansas before joining the Packers in 1946, likely will play at his old linebacking spot next fall, but the Packers may have a good insurance policy against injury to Rote or Babe Parilli. Ronzani cracked the squad of 51 players even, of course, to make for a good tight game…WILDUNG OUT: Pro experienced boys will play on both clubs. Rote will have Ray Pelfrey and Carleton Elliott at ends and such veteran backs as Jack Cloud, Breezy Reid, Dom Moselle and Don Phelps. Forte can throw passes to such as Bob Mann, Ab Wimberly, Harper Davis, Tony Canadeo, Billy Grimes and Fred Cone – among the vets. The Packers’ two first string tackles of a year ago may not play in the game. Dick Wildung hasn’t reported yet and Joe Spencer has trouble with his knee. Forrest Grigg of the Golds and the Blues’ Howie Ruetz will be the only two pro experienced tackles on the field. The Golds will have the edge in experience at guard, with Dick Afflis, Dave Stephenson and Chuck Schroll, although Schroll may see little action because of a shoulder injury. The only pro vet on the Eskimo team is Ray Bray, former Chicago Bear…WORKING WITH 22 ROOKIES: The Packers “tapered” for the Duluth battle, with a long scrimmage this afternoon designed to polish up the offenses and defenses. The players are still undergoing the experimental treatment, but Ronzani expects to get a better line on his talent after today’s rough stuff and the Duluth contest. Ronzani, who believes that the overall material this year is the best he’s had since he took over the head coaching chores, and his staff – Ray McLean, Dick Plasman, Chuck Drulis and Tarz Taylor, are working with 29 athletes with pro experience and 22 simon-pure rookies. In addition, the Packers have six more rookies now training with the College All Stars. They’ll report to the Packers the night of the New York Giants game in Milwaukee Aug. 16. Ronzani expects the group – end Bill Howton, quarterback Babe Parilli, tackle Tom Johnson, linebacker Chuck Boerio, fullback Bill Reichardt and defensive halfback Bobby Dillon – to give the boys valuable assistance. Here’s a breakdown of the 57 players on the Packer roster by position and showing experience:
City Stadium in 1952 (SOURCE: Wisconsin Historical Society)
considerable action on defense. Tonight's game will be a supreme test for the Packers' Big Six. If they cut the buck against the Rams, it's a good bet they'll be wearing Packer moleskins come the afternoon of Sept. 28 when the Chicago Bears come to Green Bay to open the league schedule. But the task tonight will be murderous. Questions: Can Parilli fool the smart Ram linebackers and linemen with his under-the-center magic and can he dodge Larry Brink and/or Andy Robustelli? Can Reichardt diesel the middle of the Rams line? Can Howton take off the line of scrimmage and outmaneuver one of the swiftest defenses in the league? Can Johnson break through such tackles and guards as Don Simensen, Chuck Twogood or Dick Daugherty? Can Boerio flatten Elroy Hirsch before he breaks into the clear? And if Hirsch does get away, can Dillon stay with him? No answer now, thank you! But much will depend on how much the Packer representatives play. It would be difficult to judge them if they got into only two or three or four plays in the entire battle. An interest spectator tonight will be Packer head coach Gene Ronzani, who will be watching his draft choices against a pro team for the first time. And Gene will have his fingers crossed. He hopes to see the "right" thing - just like thousands of Packer fans throughout Wisconsin!...The Packer stars will report to the pro squad in Milwaukee sometime Saturday - at least five of them. Dillon may take a plane for Texas before starting his pro career. The others will be suited up and may see some action against the Giants...National league commissioner Bert Bell will watch the All Star game tonight and then is expected to move up to Milwaukee for the Packer-Giant Shrine game...The Packer board of directors will meet at the Schroeder hotel at 4:30 Saturday afternoon to hear reports on the season ticket sale in Milwaukee. Advance ticket sales point to a crowd of about 22,000 for the Packer-Giant non-championship opener in Marquette stadium...Kickoff is set for 8 o'clock. Proceeds of the battle will go into the Shrine's crippled children fund...The Packers worked in MU stadium last night...The Packers have dropped three player - end Franklin Ellis, who was injured in camp scrimmage, and rookie backs Ed Withers of Wisconsin and George Hudak of Minnesota.
AUG 16 (Milwaukee) - Sixteen simon-pure rookies will go under Coach Gene Ronzani's pro microscope when the Green Bay Packers battle Steve Owen's New York Giants in the third annual Shrine football classic in Marquette stadium here tonight. Kickoff is set for 8 o'clock. Nearly 22,000 fans will view the curtain opener for both clubs and elaborate pregame and between-halves entertainment by Wisconsin Shrine clubs. Proceeds of the contest will go into the Shrine's crippled children fund. While tonight's game will give Ronzani and Packer fans a close look at their new prospects, the "true" test will take place in Green Bay a week from tonight when the Packers engage the all-powerful Cleveland Browns. Six more rookies will get their real test in that game - the six who participated in the College All Star game in Chicago last night. They'll be in uniform tonight, but will see little action. The All Stars, representing the meat of the Packers' 1952 draft list, are quarterback Babe Parilli, end Bill Howton, fullback Bill Reichardt, defensive halfback Bobby Dillon and linebacker Chuck Boerio. The chances of the Packers pulling an upset tonight appear extremely slim. The Giants, on the basis of their finish last year and new additions, rule around a three-touchdown favorite. The Giants had a 9-3 record last fall compared to the Packers' 3-9. The Giants have their veteran quarterback back in harness, Charley Conerly, and a skilled rookie to lend his assistance, Fred Benners, the SMU aerial star. The Packers, on the other hand, will be quarterbacked by Tobin Rote, starting his third pro season, and a linebacker, Bob Forte, who is filling in as Rote's aide until Parilli works into the Packer scheme. Four of the Packers' 16 rookies (not counting the All Stars) are backs and Ronzani will probably give them a thorough test. They are fullbacks Bobby Jack Floyd and halfbacks Johnny Pont, Rusty Russell, and Roger Stephens. Pont has displayed good possibility in training...TETEAK, CARINCI GETS 'EYE': The remainder of the simon-pures are spread over the line and in the linebacking posts. Special attention will be given to the hot shot LBers - Deral Teteak, the Oshkosh boy, and Tito Carinci of Xavier. Other key rookies are tackles Dave Hanner, Elmer Costa, Steve Dowden, George Pratt and Dick Logan; guard Art Kleinschmidt; and centers Wes Gardner, Dan Makowski - a Marquette grad - George Schmidt and Carl Kreager. The young tackles will likely be getting the supreme "business" since they'll be playing across from all-league tackles Al DeRogatis and Arnie Weinmeister. Anchoring the Packer defense - mentally or physically - will be Ray (Muscles) Bray, the pepper-pot guard the Packers purchased from the Chicago Bears recently. Bray has been a ringleader in his team's intra-squad victories during training. The publicity boys have been billing this contest as a passing duel between Rote and Conerly and/or Benners - and they may be right. The squads haven't been working long enough to present any real well-coordinated running game but passing is something else again...MANN HEADS RECEIVERS: If it comes to passing, the Packers will bank on their all-veteran offensive end corps, headed by Bob Mann, who doesn't seem to have lost any of his former savvy. This will the Giants' first look at Ray Pelfrey, the second-year pass catching end. Pelfrey, however, failed to sparkle in the squad exhibitions. If the Packers can work up some points on passing, the night will be a success since the Giants have the toughest pass defense in the league - known as the "umbrella" defense. For the past five years, the Giants ranked first or second in defense against points in league competition. Owen can field practically the same team that shared the American conference championship in '50 and ranked second a year ago. The big gun on the ground is Eddie Price, the league's leading ground gainer last fall. The famous Kyle Rote, who broke in as a pro last year but was sidelines most of the drive with injuries, likely will see considerable action tonight...GAME NOTES: The Packers, headquartering at the Hotel Schroeder since arriving here from their Grand Rapids, Minn., training camp Thursday night, will head back to Green Bay Sunday morning. Coach Ronzani tonight will be making his first football appearance in Marquette stadium since the early 1930's when he starred as a Hilltop back...The Packer board of directors will meet at the Schroeder hotel at 4:30 this afternoon to hear reports on the season ticket sale in Milwaukee...Expected for tonight's game is National league commissioner Bert Bell. The czar attended the All Star game in Chicago last night. The Packers will have 48 players in uniform, including the Star-Packers. The roster was reduced some yesterday with the release of backs Ed Withers and George Hudak and end Franklin Ellis.
at tackle were outstanding on the defense. Bob Forte had much better protection in his passing and completed 10 out of 17. He had but two intercepted. The Packers drew first blood after the first quarter was only minutes underway when Ed Withers intercepted a pass from Forte and went to the Eskimo 40. Rote then passed to Floyd Reid, who went all the way and then kicked the extra point for 7-0 lead. Play was resumed when the Blues had the count tied. After the kickoff, a pass to Billy Grimes made 10 yards to the 35. Tony Canadeo made nine at the line and Fred Cone a first down. A pass from Forte to Bob Mann went for a touchdown and Cone tied the count. That ended the first quarter scoring...CHESAK INTERCEPTS PASS: Rusty Russell had punted out of bounds on the Packer 10 and the Golds had made a first down on the 20 as the period ended. On the first play of the second quarter, Bill Chesak intercepted a pass from Rote and went back to the Packer 23. A fumble lost three, then Forte passed to North on the 13. Cone went over center to the six, then to the one from where Canadeo went over and Cone made it 14-7. The third Eskimo touchdown came almost as quickly after Deral Teteak intercepted a pass on the Packer 27. Forte passed to Mann that placed the ball on the 8. Pont went to the four and Cone to the three from where Cone took the oval over the line for a touchdown and then kicked the extra point to make it 21-7. Last scoring of the contest came midway in the third period when Ray Pelfrey punted to the Blue 44. The Eskimos were offside, but Forte passed to Mann on the 50, Hudak went around the Packer left end for a first down on the 28, Self hit the right side for five, then took a pass from Forte for a first down on the 13. Hudak then circled the Packer left end behind good blocking for a touchdown and Cone made it 28-7. The Gold outfit made a scoring threat immediately after the kickoff, when Rote passed to Sandifer over the line and the back made a beautiful run to the 14. Another pass put the ball on the seven and Reid got a first down on the four. After Raid failed to gain at the line, Stephens fumbled and the Packers lost the ball. Neither outfit had a real scoring chance in the fourth quarter. Rote attempted to pass often, but was smothered often by the tough Eskimo line, while the Packers played a much better defensive game through the second half. Carleton Elliott, Rote's chief received, sustained minor injuries in the second period and was taken out of the game.
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The strange name - "Gardner" - you see in the lineups of last night's Packer intra-squad game might be the last payment on the Jug Girard trade with Detroit. Just might, that is. Packer head coach Gene Ronzani, who insists that "I'm not trading to take players off other teams' hands" is watching center Weston C. (Wes) Gardner carefully up in the Packers' training camp in Grand Rapids, Minn. The trade sent halfback Girard to Detroit for veteran defensive end Ed Berrang, tackle Steve Dowden and a third player to be named later. Gardner is the third player - "if he makes the Packers," Ronzani explained. In other words, if Garner can't make the club the Packers get another player. Gardner injured himself in a Detroit scrimmage last week and was used only briefly in Grand Forks, N.D., where the Packers played their last intra-squad game. The new Packer possibility is a rookie. He played college ball at Utah. A native of Murray, Utah, Gardner stands six feet tall and weighs 200 pounds...And speaking about trade, the two Cleveland Browns the Packers received for halfback Ace Loomis last May 22 are in the news. The two involvees are linebacker Tony Adamle and halfback Don Phelps. Phelps stopped in Green Bay yesterday after leaving the squad after the Fish Bowl game in Duluth Friday night. He offered no explanation other than that the Packers have "some fine halfbacks in camp." Something on Adamle broke out of Hiram, O., where the Browns are training. Cleveland coach Paul Brown said that he has regained rights to Adamle from the Packers. In exchange, he said he will send a player, still to be named, to Green Bay. Shortly after the trade, Adamle announced that he was going to medical school at Western Reserve university which, incidentally, is also located at Hiram. There was no official comment from Packer headquarters but the feeling is that Adamle is the property of the Packers and therefore must play with the club unless traded again...Tickets for the Brown non-league game here Aug. 23 which have been set aside at the Packer ticket office must be picked up by Friday of this week at the latest, Ticket Director Carl Mraz announced today. Many season ticket buyers have ordered Brown tickets, too, and have not picked up either. But no Brown tickets can be held later than Friday, he said. Mraz also said that there are many good seats left for the Brown game, although business has been picking up each day last week and this...The Packers will break camp at Grand Rapids Thursday morning and go directly to Milwaukee to prepare for the Shrine battle against the New York Giants there Saturday night. Kickoff in Marquette university stadium is set for 8 o'clock. The club probably will train under the lights Thursday or Friday night in the stadium. After the Giant game, the Packers will launch intensive preparations in Green Bay for the invasion of the Cleveland Browns at City stadium Saturday night, Aug. 23. It will be the Browns' first appearance in Green Bay.
end obtained from Detroit in the Jug Girard deal, reported today. He had been in East Lansing, visiting his wife who was injured. Also expected in this weekend was George Hudak, the darkhorse back from the University of Minnesota. Hudak was to be released from guard camp this week. Two workouts were held today when Ronzani called off tonight’s meeting “to give the boys a chance to relax.” Sunday morning will be devoted to “church”, Ronzani said, but “we’ll have a long drill in the afternoon.” Bernie Bierman, the former University of Minnesota coach, left camp yesterday for St. Pete, Minn., where he’ll work with the New York Giants. Bierman will be an honorary assistant coach for the Packers and Giants in their intrasquad games. Two Packers are sporting injuries. Tackle Joe Spencer is having trouble with his leg with rookie guard Art Kleinschmidt is nursing a smashed mouth.
AUG 4 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers launched their second week of practice today, with nearly 50 athletes still in the running for jobs on the 1952 squad. Three candidates were cut loose over the weekend – John Schuetzner, an offensive and defensive end from South Carolina; Bill Stratton, fullback from Lewis college; and Al Rippe, guard from North Carolina State. Schuetzner and Stratton were draft choices and Rippe was a free agent. Head Coach Gene Ronzani called for another double workout today to prepare for a rugged scrimmage Tuesday. The rough stuff may be the last before the intra-squad Fish bowl game in Duluth Friday night. Today’s sessions were devoted to timing between the backs and linemen and Tuesday’s scrimmage will determine whether or not the plays are being worked with perfect timing under “game” condition. The third scrimmage of the early training period was held Saturday afternoon in 90-degree weather. Six newcomers worked into the starting offensive lineup – Dave Hanner and Dick Logan at tackles, George Schmidt at center, John Pont and Bob North at halfbacks and Bobby Jack Floyd at fullback. Veterans in the lineup included Carleton Elliott and Franklin Ellis at ends, Dave Stephenson and Dick Afflis at guards, and Bob Forte at quarterback…EIGHT ROOKIE STARTERS: Eight of the 11 defensive starters were rookies – Elmer Costa at tackle, Art Kleinschmidt and Bob Mullen at guard, Tito Carinci and Deral Teteak at linebacker and Rusty Russell, Ed Withers and Chico Mavigliano at defensive halfback. Veterans on defense were John Martinkovic and Ab Wimberly at ends and Ed Ecker at tackle. Mullen played college ball at Nebraska while Magviliano was a Lewis star. Mavigliano, an all-around back ran a kickoff back 82 yards for a touchdown in Lewis college’s 14-12 upset of St. Norbert college last fall. George Hudak, the 185-pound Minnesota halfback, reported to camp Sunday after being released from Fort Eustis, Va. Hudak did considerable passing and running for the Gophers. He stands 5-10. Ronzani expected Frank Kapral, the Michigan State guard, to return to camp today from his home in East Lansing. Kapral left last week to be with his wife, who was injured. Competition for positions in the Packers’ offensive backfield has been keen. There are 14 halfbacks in camp and five fullbacks. At quarterback, the situation is quite the opposite. Tobin Rote is the full-fledged QB but Forte is filling as his understudy until Babe Parilli reports from the College All Stars.
1952 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from Training Camp
AUG 9 (Duluth) - The Packers combined their talents for 41 points in the second annual Fish Bowl game here Friday night, but the "wrong" team got the most markers. The squad, known as the Duluth Eskimo, picked up 34 points while the outfit labeled the Packers registered only seven. A crowd of 8,000 fans - amazing considering the pregame downpour - appeared pleased with the high scoring drama, while the Packer coaches had reason to feel a bit chesty over the results. The Eskimos fielded a rather strange collection of gridders, who were led offensively by a gent who had never QB'd a team before the public and defensively by a man who had spent 10 years with the Chicago Bears...PITCHES TWO TD PASSES: Bob Forte, the linebacker who is filling in under Tobin Rote, pitched two touchdowns - one a 70-yarder to Bob Mann - and handed off to his brother backs for a total gain of 140 yards. Forte hurled only six passes but completed five for 136 yards. Playing like a rookie was the big, bad ex-Bear, Ray Bray, who whipped the Eskimo defense into such a fury that the Packers were held to minus 14 yards rushing. And still more delightful is the fact that the Eskimo line was mostly rookie, with such as Deral Teteak, Dave Hanner, Steve Dowden and Elmer Costa leading the way between defensive ends Ab Wimberly and John Martinkovic. The Packers didn't have much chance as the Eskimo line repeatedly belt through to toss Rote for losses. Tobin attempted 19 passes and completed 11 for 134 yards. Carleton Elliott grabbed seven of them for 76 yards...ROOKIES CARRY LOAD: Rookies, especially in the backfield, carried the load most of the way with the exception of Fred Cone, who was the big difference on the ground. However, only one rookie got into the scoring column - George Hudak, Minnesota star from nearby Chisholm, who scored the Eskimos' last TD on a two-yard blast after setting up the score with a 16-yard dash. The Eskimos didn't leave much doubt right from the beginning. They picked up thirteen points in the first quarter and made it 20-0 before the Packers broke the ice in the second. The winners scored seven pointers in each of the last two frames. Little Johnny Pont, the flashy rookie halfback, got the Eskimos off to a good start right quick. He took a 25-yard pass from Forte after the opening kickoff by tackle Dick Logan and the Duluthers were on their way. Forte hurled to Billy Grimes for nine and the winners had a first down on the Packer 30. Two plays later, Forte hit Wimberly with a TD strike on the goal line...CONE RACES 36 FOR TD: The Packers couldn't budge so Ray Pelfrey punted, getting off a short kick on the Bay 45. In two plays, the Duluth crew had another TD. Pont sailed around right end for nine and then Cone, going inside a hole made by Hanner, bolted 36 yards for a TD, pushing over two tacklers en route. The passback from center went wide of holder Harper Davis and Cone never got a chance to kick the extra point. The Packers started to pick up a bit of steam near the end of the first quarter but an interception ended the drive. Jack Cloud ripped tackle 
the Eskimos started their last TD drive from their own 40 late in the third quarter. Hudak and Cone combined 11 yards for one TD after which Hudak made a fine close-to-the-ground catch of a Forte pass for a six-yard gain. Bob North made it a first down on the Packer 37. After Russell picked up one Hudak cut over left end and up the middle for 16 yards to the 20. On a trap play, Cone sizzled up the middle for 15 more yards to the five. Bil Chesak carried once and Hudak twice for the score. Rote completed two more passes to Elliott for 13 yards but the Packers finally lost the ball on downs. On the last play of the game, Forte powered around right end for 25 yards. Although injuries may pop up later, nothing serious in the way of hurts was reported immediately after the game. Costa injured his shoulder and had to be helped off the field but it wasn't serious.
AUG 9 (Duluth) - The Packers' luck of the last few years with the weather was just typical last night. It started pouring cats and dogs at exactly 7:15 when the Packers were to take their pregame warmups. The club took the field 20 minutes late when the rain slackened somewhat. Special praise must be given the Duluth-Superior fans. They just poured into the stands with the rain and the crowd was estimated at 8,000 - marvelous turnout for an intra-squader even with good weather. Roughly 1,000 came from Superior to cheer their favorite football son, Dominic Moselle, the Packers' halfback from Superior State Teachers. Watching the Packers for the first time this year was Earl Gillespie, the onetime Bluejay and WJPG sports director who will do the Packer play-by-play broadcasts this year. Gillespie sat on the Packers' bench with Tony Flynn, sports director of WJPG, who will handle the color with Gillespie on the club's 1952 schedule. Flynn had been up in Grand Rapids, Minn., this week watching the Packers train. He recorded some interesting interviews with Bay coaches and players. Don't miss 'em...Bob Mann, the Packers' spectacular end, apparently intends to wear the special chin-face guard on his helmet again this year. He had it on during the intra-squad game last night, though, we're sure, he had no reason to be worried about elbows. Bob just wants to get used to the odd-looking "obstruction" over his mouth and chin. Which reminds us of the story going around the Packers' camp. Merely this: Our friend from Chicago, George Halas, offered a bonus to anyone who could knock the mustache off Mann in the game in Chicago last fall. Mann's face guard foiled Halas' plans but tackle George Connor got Mann on a "trip" late in the game. The resulting hip injury knocked Mann out of the following week's game at Detroit...What goes on in the dressing room between halves of an intra-squad game? The Packers and Eskimos, mind you, were quartered in separate rooms. And the Packers, who were behind 20-7 at the time, were mighty quiet while the Eskimos were exceptionally noisy and figuring out ways to pour it on. The athletes munched on oranges while listening to instructions on how to beat their teammates. Elaborate ceremonies preceded the game and followed between halves - bands, drum corps, speeches, etc...Players were introduced before game time by Charley Johnson, widely-known Minneapolis sports editor..The New York Giants were supposed to be scouting the game from the press box but they never could squeeze in, so they handled it from the stands. Dick Plasman, Packer end coach, will scout the Giants' intra-squad game in St. Peter, Minn., Tuesday night. It's an important assignment because the Packers and Giants will play their first real non-league game in Milwaukee a week from tonight.
AUG 11 (Grand Forks, ND) - The Green Bay Packers close out "beat your buddy" week with their second intra-squad game here tonight. It will be the Packers' last warmup - heated, that is - before the club's first non-championship contest of the 1952 season against the New York Giants in Milwaukee Saturday night. After tonight's struggle, the Packers will bus back to their training base in Grand Rapids, Minn., sleep Tuesday morning, and then practice in the afternoon. They'll break camp Thursday morning and head for Milwaukee where they'll close out pregame drills. Tonight's circumstance has been designed as the Potato Bowl, simply because spuds are quite an industry in these parts. But the game will be played for a benefit for the Grand Forks Chiefs baseball team in the Northern league. Actually, it will be the Duluth Eskimos (blues) against the Packers (gold) - the same setup as for the Fish Bowl game in Duluth Friday night, the start of "beat your buddy" week. The Eskimos, with Bob Forte at quarterback, belted the Packers, 34 to 7, in the Duluth exhibition, and it's just possible that head coach Gene Ronzani might make a few player switches in order to "even" things up for tonight. The Eskimos won with a murderous defense, led by guard Ray Bray and the two rookie linebackers - Tito Carinci and Deral Teteak - a crushing ground game led by fullback Fred Cone; and the club's best pass receiver - Bob Mann. The Duluth defense kept Packer quarterback Tobin Rote fairly well bottled up, although he completed 11 passes in 19 attempts. Forte tried only six but completed five. The Packers came out of the Fish bowler in good physical condition. Rookie tackle-guard Elmer Costa suffered a shoulder hurt, but he'll be back slamming again tonight. Ronzani's big job after tonight's game will be organizing a "set" team for the New York game. Practice of the last 10 days had been "split" in preparation for the squad game.
AUG 11 (Delafield, WI) - The college all-star football squad opened its final week of practice today with Chuck Boerio of Illinois and the Green Bay Packers and Bob Ward of Maryland its chosen leaders for Friday's Chicago game with the Los Angeles Rams. Boerio, rugged linebacker, and Ward, a brilliant guard, were elected by almost unanimous vote Sunday. Head Coach Bobby Dodd planned a lengthy scrimmage today and said it might be the last heavy contact for the squad before the Soldier Field charity game. Dodd and his assistants seemed satisfied with results of Saturday's semi-game type scrimmage which saw Bill Reichardt of Iowa and the Packers, Hank Luricella scoring touchdowns.
AUG 11 (Green Bay) - One of the Packers' three experienced defensive ends is big John Martinkovic, a fast-moving 240-pound freight. Martinkovic, who joined the Packers after being cast to the winds by the Washington Redskins early last season, played some great ball for the Pack and also some opposite-of-great stuff. What makes an athlete play a sort of "half and half" season? We've often wondered about Martinkovic - a wonderful, warm-hearted soul who could, if he so desired, slew most halfbacks with one sweep of his mighty arms. Something happened in the Fish bowl mix in Duluth Friday night that stirred us to a sudden realization of the whys and whats of jovial John's shortcomings during a portion of the past season. Early in the second half, Martinkovic was unceremoniously dumped on the back of his lap by 180-pound Floyd Reid, when John attempted to make mincemeat out of passer Tobin Rote. Earlier, Bobby Jack Floyd, who carries around 210 pounds, did same to the Xavier end. The experiences must have gotten under Martinkovic's hide. It was embarrassing to say the least. Suddenly, a temper firecracker exploded. Rote was slammed back 15 yards; he barely got one away for five yards to Ray Pelfrey; Rote was belted back for six; and, on fourth down, Pelfrey was cashed in for chips back on the 11 trying to punt a bad pass from center. Who "done" it? A slightly tempered Mr. Martinkovic!...Walking off the field after the game, backfield coach Ray McLean - the winning mentor, incidentally - marveled at, among other things, the play of Ray Bray, the former Chicago Bear guard. "Did you see him soup up the Blue squad?" Ray asked. "He had those guys fighting like a bunch of maniacs, and he may be just the guy who can make some of the boys forget about that losing complex we've had around here for a couple of years," McLean said. Bray moved up and down the defensive line before each play booting the various stalwarts with those "let's kill 'em" taunts. And one of the gents getting Mr. Bray's spirit blasts was the aforementioned Martinkovic. It's a bit early in the season to walk the plank, but we're certain of this much: More Packers than we've seen in a long time have become imbued with that "murder-'em" attitude....BOWL BRIEFS: The boys in the back room seemed to be wondering about Safetyman Dan Sandifer's tackling. The former Detroit and Washington player moved up several times from his "deep" position to make tackles wide to the right or left of the line of scrimmage. So relax, boys! Incidentally, the Packers' defensive halfbacks are getting the best of training almost every day in practice trying to guard the club's crew of fine offensive ends, headed by the gifted Bob Mann. Bob hasn't lost a thing. He worked himself just behind Sandifer to take a pass from Bob Forte on that 70-yard TD aerial play. Forte will remain as an assistant to quarterback Rote until Babe Parilli is well schooled in the Packer offense. Which means that Bob might get a chance to work some against the New York Giants in Milwaukee Saturday night - quite an assignment for a player who never quarterbacked for a player who never quarterbacked in his life until two weeks ago. Forte likely won't go back to linebacking for at least two weeks and possibly two games...Fullback Bobby Jack Floyd showed some thinking in the third quarter. He took Fred Cone's kickoff on the 25, then lateraled to Dopey Phelps and then put a block on an opponent - all at the same time. Instead of being snowed on the 25, Floyd helped Phelps advance it to the 43.
JUL 28 (Grand Rapids, MN) - The Green Bay Packers launched the training phase of their 34th consecutive season of professional football here today. The 1952 season officially started with a short talk by Head Coach Gene Ronzani, who also presented his coaching assistants –Ray McLean, Dick Plasman, Chuck Drulis and Tarz Taylor. Two-a-day workouts are scheduled just about every day for the next two weeks. Ronzani is starting his third season at the Packer helm. A total of 49 athletes were in camp and at least two more, Rebel Steiner and Ed Berrang, are expected to report later today or Tuesday. Steiner is a defensive halfback returning for his third campaign, while Barrang was obtained in the Jug Girard trade from Detroit over the weekend. The Packers will train here without six boys now working with the College All-Stars in Delafield – quarterback Babe Parilli, end Bill Howton, defensive halfback Bobby Dillon, fullback Bill Reichardt, tackle Tom Johnson and linebacker Chuck Boerio. This group forms the nucleus of the Packers’ strong draft list. Forty-nine players made the trip from Green Bay in two Greyhound busses Sunday. The group, including all of the coaches, left Green Bay at 10 o’clock Sunday morning and arrived here at 10 o’clock Sunday night. Among the missing besides Rebel Steiner and Berrang were Bob Summerhays, veteran linebacker, and Val Jansante, veteran offensive end obtained from Pittsburgh late last season. Summerhays and Jansante probably will pass up the pro game. Three rookies, draft choices who had signed, were missing and likely won’t play. They are Johnny Coatta, the Wisconsin quarterback; Jack Fulkerson, Mississippi Southern tackle who developed a bone infection last week; and Billy Burkhalter, the halfback from Rice…TWO CALLED INTO SERVICE: Two of the 1952 signees have been called into service. They are Donald (Mike) Riley, the giant Negro linebacker and fullback from Iowa, and Joe Farinella, Lewis college guard. Most of the athletes arrived in Green Bay Saturday afternoon and night. Among them were Bobby Jack Floyd, the sparkling fullback from TCU; Deral Teteak, the Wisconsin linebacker from Oshkosh; Dan Sandifer, the veteran defensive back obtained from Philadelphia for Rip Collins. Another player obtained from the Eagles, guard Mario Giannelli – all 260 pounds of him – was in camp today. He came to Green Bay for guard Buddy Burris who, incidentally, has decided to quit football. Burris has a job with a chemical company dealing in oil in Oklahoma. The Packers will spend most of this week getting in condition for that first scrimmage which probably will be held early next week. A full-dress scrimmage will be held in Duluth Friday night, Aug. 8, when the club plays in the Fish bowl. Another “battle” is set for Grand Forks, N.D, Aug. 11 – the Potato bowl. The Packers will break camp Aug. 14 when they got to Milwaukee to meet the New York Giants Saturday night, Aug. 16, in the opening non-conference game. They’ll open at home against the Cleveland Browns Saturday night, Aug. 23.
JUL 28 (Milwaukee) – Emergency arrangements were made Saturday so the Green Bay Packers can use Marquette stadium for three NFL game scheduled here this fall. Action was taken because of delay in building of the new Country stadium. State Fair park, the scene of many Packer games, was unavailable because some wooden stands had been dismantled. Marquette stadium has 21,000 permanent sideline seats and temporary bleachers can increase the capacity to 30,000. The arrangements cover all three league appearances here, but the way was left open to play the last of the three in the County stadium if it is ready then. NFL games scheduled here include Washington, Oct. 5; Los Angeles, Oct. 12; and Philadelphia, Nov. 2. The Packers will meet New York at Marquette stadium the night of Aug. 16 in an exhibition game sponsored by the Shrine.
JUL 29 (Grand Rapids) - Ray Bray, the former Chicago Bears all-pro guard who was purchased by the Packer yesterday, reported at the Packers’ training camp here today. The one-time Packer enemy, who received the all-National league selection twice and was named to the second team three times, is expected to add considerable strength for the Packer defensive platoon. Still one of the top linemen of pro football, Bray stands six feet tall and weighs 235 pounds. The need for guards presented itself a week ago when the Packers got word that rookie Herb Zimmerman of TCU and Joe Farinella of Lewis could not report. Farinella is service-bound and Zimmerman came up with high blood pressure and his physician advised against playing. Bray is one of four pro-experienced guards on the roster. The others are Mario Giannelli, obtained earlier from the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade for Buddy Burris; and Bay veterans Dick Afflis and Dave Stephenson. Rookie guards in camp are Wisconsin’s Deral Teteak, who plays mostly as a linebacker; Art Kleinschmidt of Tulane and Frank Kapral of Michigan State. Kleinschmidt and Kapral each pack around 215 and Teteak carries 205. Bray was with the Bears for 10 seasons, although he was in service for three years during World War II. He joined the club in '39. A graduate of Western Michigan college and a native of Caspian, Bray is a great conditioner and spend his off season playing handball and indoor tennis. He is married and has four children. Bray and Sammy Baugh are the only players who have been in the NFL since 1939. Bray, who played on three 
AUG 1 (Grand Rapids) - The 1952 Green Bay Packers held their first scrimmage Thursday and, Coach Gene Ronzani is happy to report, “nobody got hurt.” The scrimmage was designed to give the coaches a look at some of the new linemen under fire. Bob Forte and Tobin Rote handled the quarterbacking but there was no passing on the backs concentrated on rushing. Ronzani didn’t have any particular comment to make other than some of the boys looked good. He didn’t appear disappointed and the general feeling was that the first scrimmage was a success. Some of the newcomers who stood out on defense were Deral Teteak, linebacker from Wisconsin; tackle Dave Hanner of Arkansas; linebacker Tito Carini of Xavier; and tackle Dick Logan of Ohio State. Showing up well on offense were newcomer halfbacks Bob North of Georgia Tech and Johnny Pont of Miami, O., and fullback Bobby Jack Floyd of TCU. Ronzani said that the coaches are constantly on the lookout for possible switches in positions among players. Thus far, however, no changes have been made…BERRANG COMING SATURDAY: A dummy scrimmage was scheduled for today, with all of the 50 athletes wearing pads. Ray Bray, the veteran guard purchased from the Bears, arrived Thursday. And Ronzani quipped, “I think he came up from Chicago by way of Alaska.” Ed Berrang, the veteran defensive end obtained in the Jug Girard deal from the Detroit Lions, is expected in camp Saturday. The Packers likely will have a couple of more light scrimmages before the big Fish bowl intra-squad battle in Duluth a week from tonight. They’ll play another intra-squad game in Grand Forks, N.D., Aug. 11. The Packers are handicapped some by the absence of six players now drilling with the College All Stars – quarterback Babe Parilli, end Bill Howton, fullback Bill Reichardt, linebacker Chuck Boerio, defensive halfback Bobby Dillon and tackle Tom Johnson…On the home front, officials announced that sales of Packer season tickets in the Milwaukee area have already surpassed last year’s total under the impetus of the season ticket drive being conducted by Milwaukee directors of the Packer corporation. Packer President Emil R. Fischer said that season ticket buyers will be given priority on the best seats in Marquette stadium for the Packers’ three league games there this season, and that they will also get the choice of the best seats at the new Milwaukee stadium when the Packers move there, probably for the 1953 season. “Season ticket buyers this year will be considered charter members of the Packer Fan club in the Milwaukee area,” Fischer said, “and will get the choice seats for this year and in future years for Packer league games.” Packer directors organized the ticket selling campaign in the Milwaukee area several months ago. They are Fred Miller, Charles Kohlhepp, Frank Birch, Joe Krueger, Herb Mount and Don Hutson.
AUG 2 (Green Bay) - The Packers scrimmaged again today, giving Coach Gene Ronzani a look at the club’s passing game. It was the second scrimmage this week. A contact session Thursday gave the coaches a squint at the linemen and linebackers in action. Scrimmages are also being held for the purpose of dividing the squad for the Fish bowl intrasquad game in Duluth next Friday. Ronzani wants to balance the squad as much as possible. Incidentally, Tobin Rote and Bob Forte may be the opposing quarterbacks in the Fish bowl event. Forte has shown up well as a passer. In a long offensive and defensive drill Friday, Ronzani reported that Rusty Russell of SMU, Tito Carinci of Xavier, Deral Teteak and Ed Withers of Wisconsin and Dan Sandifer, recently of the Philadelphia Eagles, played well on defense. A large crowd watched the drills as ends Bobby Mann, Ray Pelfrey and Stretch Elliott staged a pass receiving exhibition…SUFFER SHOULDER SEPARATION: The Packers lost fullback Bill Stratton of Lewis today. He suffered a shoulder separation in the first scrimmage and decided to call it quits. He had looked good on offense. Ed Berrang, the defensive 
AUG 5 (Grand Rapids) -  The Packers and Bears had better watch out for each other. This is the time of the year Packer coach Gene Ronzani and Bear mentor George Halas study each other’s roster and see who might be “picked up” come the end of the training season. Ronzani, of course, got the jump this year by grabbing onto the veteran guard, Ray Bray, when Halas put out the “Bray-For-Sale” sign. The Bears already have a former Packer in their midst – Mr. Don Stansauk, the wrestler-tackler who was cut adrift here early last year. The purchase of Bray is something of a gamble for the Packers and 33-year old Ray. Ronzani, naturally, knows that Bray was a good football player – right through 1951, his 10th campaign in Bear skins. He’s been a thorn in the sides of the Packers in at least 20 Packer-Bear classics. Presently, Ronzani hopes that Bray can jab the Bears with that same vigor for an additional two games. Ray, pushing 34, is aware that making the Packers will be no picnic. Here’s how Ronzani looks at the Bray business: “Ray has been a great football player for the Bears; he’s been a teammate of every member of our staff (with the exception of Tarz Taylor) and we all know him very well. But Bray realizes that he’s strictly on his own; he must make the team just like any of the rookies or other veterans.” The inference, of course, is that Bray must wage a successful battle with Father Time to make the club. If he kayoes FT Mr. Bray will be a key figure in the Packers’ 12 NFL games and especially the two Bear battles. Ronzani pulled another Bear veteran guard out of the hat back in 1950, Chuck Drulis, and he promptly filled an ugly weakness in the Packer line. The same season Gene pulled the Bears’ Wally Dreyer and Floyd (Breezy) Reid off the waiver list. Dreyer broke the Bears’ back by intercepting the “I-knew-where-it-was-going” pass and going for a touchdown in the opener that year. Reid is starting his third season in Packer moleskins. Drulis since has been named a Packer assistant coach and Dreyer retired last year after suffering an injury. The Packers picked off Bear veteran back Harper Davis last fall and, while he didn’t plague his ex-teammates like Dreyer and Drulis, he’s back in camp this season battling for a job. The Ed Neal-Bear-Packer-Draft Choice trade of last fall apparently failed to materialize for both sides. Ed went to the Bears last fall for Halas’ 10th draft choice. Neal didn’t set the Bears on fire – even against the Pack – and the Chicagoans haven’t listed them on their camp roster this year yet. And that draft choice, drat it, didn’t help because the selection, all-around back Bill Roffler of Washington State, decided against playing pro ball. But the Packers’ own 10th draft pick, guard Art Kleinschmidt of Tulane, is much in evidence here. While both the Bears and
Bray, the 10-year vet acquired from the Chicago Bears, worked together beautifully in mussing up everything through the middle. Teteak, a sort of a junior-sized Tonnemaker at middle linebacker, was in eight consecutive plays at one stretch. Getting clean tackles on five of them. Both Teteak and Carinci roamed wide, too, for wide plays. Cloud did surprisingly well considering the fact that it was his first whirl as a linebacker. Sandifer, playing safety, was the first casualty of the afternoon. He came up fast to tackle 210-pound fullback Bobby Jack Floyd on a wide sweep and the resulting smack floored him for a few minutes…SANDIFER, ELLIS CASUALTIES: Another casualty – also not serious – was Johnny Pont, the hard-working little halfback, who made the mistake of running too close to Berrang. The former Washington and Detroit end did what comes naturally and Johnny went down with a bruised nose. But Pont was ready for more a moment later. The scrimmage produced one hospital case – end Franklin Ellis, who suffered rib injuries while blocking on offense. Ellis spent last night in a local hospital for observation. The howitzer-like Cloud, rolling on offense late in the afternoon, showed that his back, which grounded him the last half of last season, was in excellent shape. He shook up four or five tacklers when they tried to bring the whirling barrel down. One of these, Rusty Russell, went down like a ton of bricks when he bounced off Jack on a wide sweep. Russell, a 200-pounder himself, hugged the ground for a minute, shook the cobwebs loose and then wobbled to defense…FIVE VETS HELD OUT: The Packers almost had a civilian casualty. A local photographer got in the way on an end-run and actually was trampled like a child under five players. The photographer received emergency treatment from trainer Bud Jorgenson, and, fortunately, didn’t suffer any broken bones. Tobin Rote and Bob Forte shared the quarterback duties and only a few passes were thrown. The emphasis was on ground plays designed to test the rookie linemen and backs. A number of veterans, including Billy Grimes, Tony Canadeo, Dom Moselle, Bob Mann and Fred Cone, were held out of action. Five players were out with previous hurts – Schroll, Ed Ecker, Joe Spencer, Chubby Grigg, Carl Kreager and Ray Pelfrey. On most of the pass attempts, Forte and Rote were pretty well rushed. Carleton Elliott, who played both offense and defense, caught a couple of throws. Oddly wasn’t disappointed after the scrimmage but he added that “there were no surprises out there.” Ronzani received a couple of shocks earlier in the day. The promising rookie guard, Frank Kapral of Michigan State, now is undecided about playing pro ball. He left camp last week to visit his wife, who suffered an injury getting out of a car. Ronzani has been in telephone contact with the athlete. Leaving camp today was center Bob Mullen, a darkhorse candidate from Nebraska who just up and decided to quit for no apparent reason. Mullen, a 225-pounder, was liked by the quarterbacks for the manner in which he handed the ball back. The club is now down to three rookie centers – George Schmidt, Dan Makowski and Carl Kreager. Ronzani is awaiting word from tackle Dick Wildung, the club’s captain. Wildung has a business problem at his home near Minneapolis and the veteran is undecided about playing…CAMP TALK: The Packers have 16 halfbacks in camp and 10 of them are working at left half. One of the harder runners at LH is darkhorse Roger Stephens of Cincinnati. Stephens had a tremendous reputation at Cincy three years ago but he couldn’t agree to terms offered by at least two clubs. He tried out with the Packers two years ago, and, in one scrimmage, ran for two touchdowns. But again the club and Stephens couldn’t see eye-to-eye. Reporting later, Stephens is gradually overcoming muscle soreness and is showing promise as a runner and blocker. He packs 195 pounds and stands six feet tall…Billy Grimes may return to his 1950 form, catching punts well and running hard…Harper Davis is being drilled to hold the ball on extra points and field goals…With Pelfrey hurting, the punting is being handled by Russell, Dopey Phelps, Forte and Cone. Phelps has been getting off the longest boots…Chubby Grigg is watching his weight carefully. He goes without eating breakfast every day in an effort to stay at 275 pounds. The kid had a worried look as he leaned back on his bed in the St. John’s Military Academy dormitory. “Gee,” he said, “I hope they let me play a little up there this fall.” The speaker was Vito (Babe) Parilli, from whom big things are expected this fall by the Green Bay Packers. Apparently, though, no one has told the Kentucky youngster that he figures so prominently in Packer plans. He was worries, honestly worried, as he waited for the call to afternoon practice at the College All-Stars training camp here. “They’ve got a real good quarterback up there now,” he went on, still talking about Green Bay. “You know, Tobin Rote.” “Sure they have,” he was told, “but they also got rid of Bobby Thomason and they can’t play in that league with just one quarterback.”…’GOT A LOT OF PLAYS’: “I know it,” admitted the swarthy Kentucky Babe, who was one of the slickest T-formation operators in college ranks a year ago, “and I hope I can get the other job. But I’ve got a lot of learnin’ to do first. My gosh, they’ve got a lot of plays.” “That’s for sure,” cut in Parilli’s All-Star roommate, Bill Howton of Rice, also a Packer draftee, who was sprawled on the other bed in the little room. “We were up there before reporting here and it looks like a lot of work.” Howton, a curly-haired end with a Texas drawl, explained he had looked over maneuvers prescribed for flankmen in the system taught by Coach Gene Ronzani and grinned as he added that “they’re simply compared to the stuff Babe’ll have to learn.” The whole thing obviously bothered Parilli, who has earned the admiration of All-Star coaches for his magician-like handling of the ball in the T-slot and the accuracy of his passing…’NOT GOING TO BE EASY’: “I don’t know if I should have come down here at all,” he mused. “There’re all these plays to learn and then forget and after that there’s only a few weeks until we open our league season. It’s not going to be easy.” Both rookies are glad they were drafted by the Packers. Howton said he had his wide settled in Green Bay already and Parilli added that the city reminded him of Lexington, site of the University of Kentucky. “Why you can walk down the street and folks say hello and call you by name,” both marveled. “They never saw either of us until a few weeks ago, but they knew us just the same. That couldn’t happen in any other city in the league.” And, of course, it couldn’t.
AUG 6 (Grand Rapids) – A one-inch item in the local paper told about Steve Van Buren, the Philadelphia Eagles’ great halfback, suffering a dislocated knee. It added that the injury might end his football career. Van Buren’s name always reminds us of Tony Canadeo, the Packers’ own all-time back and No. 2 to only Van Buren in National league ground-gaining history. Steve’s misfortune leaves Tony as the last of the old pro-offensive backs in the league. When Tony decided to give it another whirl recently, we asked him if he might not be taking a chance with injuries playing again. Canadeo’s answer to that one was merely this: “You can get hurt just as bad falling out of a rocking chair.” Today, Tony is scampering with all the old vim and vigor. He’s battling for a LH spot with nine boys – some of them seven or eight years younger than him. And how does it feel, Tony? “Not any different than last year,” he smiled. Canadeo is the last active member of the old Packers – the last to have a share of a Packer championship in 1944. Canadeo played the early part of that season while serving in the Army. There’s only one other “old Packer” pro in camp, back Bob Forte, and Bob is a youngster compared to Tony. Tony presently is in his 10th season, while Forte is in his sixth. Canadeo would have been starting his 11th and Forte his seventh since both of them lost a full year to Uncle Sam. Unless Dick Wildung reports, Tony and Bob will be the last of the old group. Wildung, like Forte, came to the Pack in 1946. Forte who spent last season on duty in Japan, says he feels better than he did in ’50. “My legs are stronger and I’ve gotten over the soreness quicker,” he remarked. Forte, who played football overseas last fall, is getting a concentrated workout this year since he’s filling in as a quarterback under Tobin Rote. Forte doesn’t find the quarterbacking too difficult. But we have a hunch that Robert missed that contact work he experienced as a linebacker in his previous Packer days. The Packers have another old pro in Ray Bray, the guard who was purchased from the Chicago Bears. Bray currently is in his 11th season in the league, the first 10 being spent with the Bears. The old timer showed his savvy in yesterday’s scrimmage and is gradually working into condition. “The muscles are getting tough but my wind will have to come back gradually,” he said after the scrimmage. The Packers have five players who starting their fifth year in pro ball – tackles Joe Spencer, Ed Ecker and Chubby Grigg, end Bob Mann and halfback Dan Sandifer. Generally speaking, the accent is on youth with most of the athletes being in their first, second or third year.
AUG 7 (Grand Rapids) - The Green Bay Packers passed so much last season that they established a new National league record for number of passes attempted, 478. And, judging by yesterday’s four hours of throwing, the Packers may break their own standard next fall. Quarterbacks Tobin Rote and Bob Forte must have thrown 500 aerials between them in the long morning and afternoon drills which were highlighted by an hour scrimmage designed to give the throwers protection. Wednesday’s workout revealed that the club’s 1951 aerial game – one of the best in the league – is back intact with the exception of quarterback Bobby Thomason. The receiving corps appears stronger for a couple of reasons…GRIMES GETS ‘FLY PAPER’: First, veteran Billy Grimes has come up with a new type of fly paper, which is making him a better receiver. The ball seems to be sticking in his mitts as it did in 1950. Second, the talented Bill Howton, who is now training with the College All Stars, should give the Packers a real big four at offensive end. This group is headed by the graceful Bob Mann, fourth in the league last year, and followed by Ray Pelfrey and Carleton Elliott. Mann is slightly underweight, but he hasn’t lost any speed or deftness. Pelfery has a troubled leg, but it doesn’t seem to bother his receiving, while Elliott is all business and looking better than a year ago when he nailed 35 passes. Head Coach Gene Ronzani, of course, is patiently awaiting the arrival of Babe Parilli, the Kentucky passer now with the All Stars. Parilli, who won’t report until Aug. 16, is expected to paid with Rote in making the club’s air game powerful…FORTE BIG HELP: The ability of Forte as a passer is a godsend for Rote, who likely would be down to 150 pounds if he handled the throwing alone. As an example of the work facing a passer, Rote and Forte each threw approximately 250 passes yesterday to 26 backs and ends. “Pass Day” started at 9:30 with the QBs throwing 10-yarders to the back and ends. After a half hour of these shorties, the receivers cut to the left or right and took throws of around 25 yards. Another half hour later, the ends and backs started going down 30, 40 or 50 yards for the long scoring aerials. To complete the throwing, the tackles and guards were passing among themselves in another corner of the field. Chubby Grigg, the giant tackle, did most of the throwing. With everybody thoroughly “warmed up” (it was about 82 and sunny), Ronzani called for scrimmage to protect the passers. This meant more passing and receiving, with the defensive halfbacks knocking the ball down…CENTERS PUT IN HARD DAY: In the afternoon, the team was divided into the two clubs which will face each other in the Fish Bowl game in Duluth Friday night. Each club went through more than an hour of passing. The QBs didn’t hazard a guess but one of the players thought each threw nearly 400 passes in the one day. While Rote and Forte toiled long and hard, the club’s three rookie centers had themselves a workout, too, in fact, they spent most of the day stooped over and it wasn't a surprise when Trainer Bud Jorgenson and his aide, Johnny Proski, had to "bend" them the other way on the training table. The three rookies are George Schmidt of Lewis, Dan Makowski of Marquette and Carl Kreager of Michigan. Only the day before yesterday, promising center Bob Mullen of Nebraska left the team. The blocking was fierce, incidentally, in the special scrimmage. Rusty Russell, the rookie halfback from SMU, did some excellent blocking from his right half position, working on John Martinkovic and Elliott. And Stretch is no slouch barrelling in there with his sharp elbows...VAINISI LOSES BET: During the pass plays, Ronzani clocked several of the completions with a stop watch. Times ran from three quarters of a second on shorties over the line to three and a half seconds and longer on the deep pitches. For diversion in the afternoon, the Packers took time out to test the tackles for speed. In addition, it seemed that Scout Jack Vainisi had a bet that he could outrun any of the tackles. Dick Logan, the rookie from Ohio State, won going away while Steve Dowden of Baylor and Elmer Costa of North Carolina State ran a close second. Vainisi pulled a muscle and finished fourth...Ronzani still had no news today from Dick Wildung, the veteran tackle-captain who is still deliberating on whether or not to play at his home near Minneapolis. Nothing new either on guard Frank Kapral, the Michigan State standout who went home the other day when his wife was injured and didn't return. Ronzani talked with the athlete by telephone and Gene reported that "he's still trying to make up his mind."...Gene Hall, the former East High and La Crosse State Teachers star, has been bothered by a leg injury. He's competing at offensive end...Pelfrey punted yesterday despite a leg hurt and got off some long drives. The booters used a new-type rubber football for the first time. The ball will be used in several non-league games this year as part of an experiment being conducted by the league. The ball is supposed to be non-slippery in rainy weather...Bernie Bierman, former University of Minnesota coach, arrived last night after a few days in St. Peter, Minn., where the New York Giants are training. Bierman will coach one of the teams in the Fish Bowl battle and the Packers' Potato Bowl game in Grand Forks, N.D., Monday night. He'll also coach two of the Giants' teams in their intra-squad games...Arriving in camp last night was Marv Sprigg, a 200-pound halfback from Missouri Valley college, who begged for a tryout. He jumped into the fire with nearly 20 other halfbacks today...The Packers will leave shortly after noon for Duluth Friday and headquarter at the Holland hotel. They'll make the 75-mile trip back here after the game. A crowd of 8,000 fans is expected for the Fish Bowler...The coaches visited injured end Franklin Ellis at Itascan County hospital last night. The former Denver star, who hurt his ribs in Tuesday's scrimmage, is an unhappy patient, the coaches discovered. Chuck Drulis left his radio there for "company". Ellis may have to miss both intra-squad games.
AUG 7 (Green Bay) - Packer Publicity Chief Jug Earp will be watching one Packer rookie in particular at the Packer training camp in Grand Rapids, Minn., the rest of this week. The rookie breezed into the Packer office here Tuesday night as Jug was getting out some late night work before taking off for the north country. He announced himself as Marvin Sprigg, a five-foot-ten 200-pound halfback from Missouri Valley college in Marshall, Mo. "I'm going to play professional football with some club and I figured the Packers were the best bet," Sprigg told Earp. Earp explained that the Packers were training 400 miles to the north and that there were already quite a few halfbacks trying out...'I'LL MAKE THE CLUB': "Makes no difference," Sprigg went on, "I'll make the club all right when Gene get a look at me. How can I get up there?" Earp continued trying to discourage the youth from making the trip on his own. "This is a tough league," Earp said. "That's all right," said Sprigg, "I can take care of myself." "Sounds to me as though you're either cocky or very confident," Earp said. "Can you block?" "I don't want to appear cocky," replied the rookie, "but I'm plenty confident. And I can knock anybody down." The conversation went on this way for about an hour, Earp explaining that Sprigg would be taking his own chances on his own money. Sprigg said he had coached a year after he got out of college "just to save up enough to take a crack at pro ball." "Figured it was getting late and I better get going," he continued...'WE'LL TAKE A LOOK': Finally, Earp called Ronzani on other matters and told him about Sprigg. After hearing the whole story, Ronzani said, "Well, that's the kind of spirit we're looking for; tell him we'll take a look at him." Earp told Sprigg he was driving up Wednesday noon. "No, thanks anyway," replied Sprigg. "I've found out I can get a bus out early tomorrow morning and beat you there. If they're practicing already, I better get there as soon as I can."...Earp had another visitor at the same time - an old Packer great, Claude Perry of Alabama. It's the first time Perry has been back to Green Bay since he retired in 1934. Perry was the big tackle who always played without a head gear. When he came here in 1927, with Bruce Jones, also of Alabama, they were the first southerners ever to play with the Packers. Perry now lives in Jasper, Ala., and is in the coal mining business there. He brought greetings too from Jones, who's in the oil business at Tuscaloosa.
AUG 7 (Grand Rapids) - You can't win in scrimmage. If the offense is doing a good job, then the defense is lousy and vice versa. It's hard for Packer Coach Gene Ronzani to be happy after a scrimmage. If his backs rip the defensive line to shreds, then he thinks of his defensive line playing against the Giants or the Bears. If his defense stops the offense cold, then his thoughts switch to his offense trying to dent an opposing team's line. During scrimmage here the other day, Chuck Drulis, Dick Plasman and Tarz Taylor observed the defense closely while Ronzani and McLean sweated out the offensive teams. Taylor makes with a running chatter. "Come on defense, let's go Martinkovic, eat that passer." Martinkovic charges in and Rusty Russell puts a nifty block on him. So Tarz bellows back louder, "Let's go defense." And then whispers under his breath, "Good block by Russell, eh?" A couple plays later, Tarz watches, "Now watch Costa (Elmer, the new tackle). He'll skin by that offensive tackle and get to the passer." Elmer did and a frown came upon the faces of Ronzani and McLean. After scrimmages the coaches talk it over and later present their findings to their players. It's a merry-go-round. The aforementioned Costa is a good friend of Warren (Wimpy) Cartier, the former West High cage star. They went to North Carolina State together. "Warren was a well liked boy in school," Elmer reported. Costa says he likes to clown on the field because it keeps him and his teammates relaxed. The coaches are worrying about Joe Spencer's leg. "Just don't worry about old Joe; that leg will come around," he said the other day. Spencer is depended upon to lead the tackles into combat. Dick Afflis, the big guard from Nevada starting his second year, is watching his weight carefully, although he's still on the fat man's table. Dick got a letter from former Packer Don Stansauk yesterday and Don wrote that he left the Chicago Bear camp after four days. Stansauk likely will go back to his wrestling. Some of the boys are calling ex-Michigan center Carl Kreager "Old Aches and Pains". He's been making frequent visits to the training room and has participated in little rough stuff. One of the hardest workers in camp is Stretch Elliott. He is going on both offense and defense which isn't unusual for some of the guards and tackles, but Stretch has to run a lot farther - especially on pass catching. The coaches are watching promising halfback Johnny Pont closely because he generally overtrains. As an example, on punt returns he'll roar from the spot he caught the ball all the way to where it was centered. Pont never stops running from the time he steps onto the field to the time he races off.
            TP PV  R
Ends         8  7  1
Tackle      11  5  6
Guards       8  4  4
Centers      5  0  5
Quarterbacks 3  2  1
Halfbacks   17  8  9
Fullbacks    5  3  2
Totals      57 29 28
TP – Total Players; PV – Pro Veterans; R – Rookies The main problem is camp thus far is the lack of experience at offensive center. Both veterans of 1951, Jay Rhodemyre and Carl Schuette, have departed and Ronzani is banking on four rookies – George Schmidt of Lewis, Bob Mullen of Nebraska, Dan Makowski of Marquette and Carl Kreager of Michigan. Mullen, a free agent, has looked the best thus far but Ronzani is reserving official comment until after more rough competition. Kreager has been bothered with injuries. Ronzani finally had reason to smile over the weight situation yesterday afternoon. Most of the boys took off extra poundage during the two-hour workout under the warm sun. With the exception of one other day, the weather has been almost too cool for the purpose of taking off weight. As a result, overweight players were not slimming down…SIDELIGHTS: They’re calling Rote “The Barber”. Tobin picked up one of those new-fangled hair clippers and he’s cutting the athletes’ hair. He experimented with 10 boys, including Forte and Tony Canadeo, and now is charging two bits a trim. Bobby Jack Floyd went all out, getting a crew cut…Ronzani will merely observe the Duluth game. Aides Tarz Taylor and Ray McLean will work with former Minnesota coach Bernie Bierman in coaching the Eskimo Blues, and Dick Plasman, Chuck Drulis and Jack Vainisi will handle the Packer Golds…If any of the rookies have any problems, they might visit the room shared by Canadeo and Ray Bray. They’re both 10-year men – Tony with the Packers and Ray with the Bears…Rebel Steiner, veteran defensive back, hasn’t reported yet and Ronzani doesn’t expect him to play this season.
AUG 6 (Green Bay) - The defense, which is usually ahead of the offense anyway at this stage of the game, continued to hold the upper hand in the Green Bay Packers’10th day of practice here today. A starting defensive team, composed on only three Packer veterans, kept the offense ground machine in check during a bruising two-hour scrimmage Tuesday afternoon, in which tackling below the knees was the rule rather than the exception. Kingpins in the keep-em-from-scoring unit were linebackers Deral Teteak and Tito Carinci, tackle Elmer Costs and middle guard Ray Bray. In the same unit were fullback Jack Cloud as the third linebacker, defensive halfback Ed Withers, Dan Sandifer and Rusty Russell, tackle Howie Ruetz and ends John Martinkovic and Ed Berrang. Cloud, who later did some blasting from his normal fullback spot, was filling in for injured linebacker Chuck Schroll, who stood on the sidelines and coached Jack as play progressed. Teteak, the rookie from Wisconsin, and 
AUG 8 (Duluth) - The spotlight will be on the rookies when the Green Bay Packers make their first public appearance of the 1952 season in the second annual Fish Bowl game here tonight. Twenty-five simon-pures will be out to show the pro-experienced duffers, which include several with the Packers for the first time, where they stand in the fight for regular football employment in Green Bay. Approximately 7,000 fans will witness the spectacle sponsored by the Minnesota Sports Inc. The coaches started operating in typical pre-game fashion as early as Thursday morning when tonight's opponents - the Packers and Duluth Eskimos - drilled in separate corners of the field at their training camp in Grand Rapids, Minn. Said Gene Ronzani, who will coach the Packer lineup along with Dick Plasman, Chuck Drulis and Jack Vanisi, "We haven't got a chance; they got all the power in the line and Bob Mann to boot." Said Ray McLean, speaking 
AUG 8 (Duluth) - You've got to admire a guy like Johnny Pont, the rookie halfback from Miami, O., university. The 175-pound speed demon flatly admits that "I've just got to make this ball club." It seems like a matter of life and death with Pont. The little gent is working like a madman. Yesterday, he was out, along, catching extra point and field goal kicks because "this gives me experience catching the ball when it's not spiraling; it's a lot different than catching punts." Pont is well built for his size. He stands 5-9, but the muscle is mostly in the shoulder, making him look like a junior Atlas. Pont probably would be playing pro ball if it hadn't been for his own decision to change his positions. He was a guard at 145 pounds in high school at Canton, Ohio. Before going to Xavier he entered the Navy and played some football for the San Diego Submarine Raiders. When the Navy coach wanted to know the prospects' positions, Pont said one word, "halfback." After Navy duty, Pont became an established star as a halfback at Xavier. Pont likes playing with the Packers and "the veterans have been very helpful in teaching me the tricks." One of the closest advisers is Tony Canadeo, the 10-year back. And Pont is fighting for work on Tony's shot - left half. Speaking about halfbacks, Bobby North, one of the Pack's right HB's, must
figure he had an unhappy experience with the Philadelphia Eagles last year. North ranked second in ground gaining during the Eagles' non-league schedule last fall. He said he couldn't "believe my ears" when he heard that he was to be released. Bobby, who played college ball at Georgia Tech, has a fine singing voice and likes to croon those soft love songs - especially in the shower room. Asked about booting that new-type rubber football, halfback Dan Sandifer said "it's probably no different than the regular ball but the rubber ball is hard to get used to after kicking the other all your life." Halfback Ray Pelfrey sucks on a piece of an apple during practice to "keep my mouth moist." And, he added, "the Indians used to suck on pebbles in the old days to keep their mouth moist; but I'll be darned if I know how they got moisture out of a stone."
for 17 to the Bay 37 and Rote pitched to Elliott to the 50. Roger Stephens cracked for six and Cloud for seven to the Duluth 37. Rote was smeared by Wimberly for a six-yard loss on the last play of the first frame, but on the first of the second heat, Rusty Russell made an overhead interception of a Rote pass on the 10 and returned to the 30...ESKIMOS STRIKE SWIFTLY: Again the Eskimos struck swiftly. After Pont picked up one, Forte and Mann worked out there 70-yard aerial play. Mann maneuvered behind Dan Sandifer and took Forte's perfect peg around the Packer 40 and broke into the clear. The Packers went into action at midfield and scored in seven plays. Don Phelps made seven in two and Rote threw to Elliott for seven. Then Dom Moselle snared Rote's pitch for 24 to the 12. After Moselle made four, Rote fired to Floyd Reid for the Pack's only TD. With Rote holding, Phelps booted the extra point. The Packers received to start the second half and immediately gained 21 yards on a Rote pass to Elliott, but the Eskimos stiffened and threw Rote back 25 yards in two air attempts. On fourth down, Pelfrey went back to punt but a wide pass forced him to run. Martinkovic nailed him back on the Packer 11...FORTE SNEAKS OVER: The Eskimos didn't wait long, Cone scoring on the second play on an eight-yard run. But the play was nullified because of an offside, so Cone made 12 in two tries and Forte "snuck" it over for the score. Pelfrey got off a poor punt and
AUG 12 (Grand Forks) - The Duluth Eskimo Blue squad of the Green Bay Packers won a second intra-squad game from the Packer Gold outfit in the Potato bowl contest at the University of North Dakota stadium Monday night, 28-7. The victory gave the Eskimos a clean sweep in Paul Bunyan league competition. They whipped the Packers in Duluth's Fish bowl classic, 34 to 7, Friday night. The New York Giants, training at St. Peter, Minn., are also in the PB league and will play two game among themselves. Last night's tussle here was the Packers' last before their non-champion-opener against the Giants in the Shrine contest in Milwaukee Saturday night. Except for one Eskimo touchdown in the third quarter, all the scoring was in the first half. Ronzani's Packers took a 7-0 lead, but it was tied almost immediately and the Eskimos made it 21-7 at the half. It was a case of too much Eskimo line. The Duluth forwards held the Packer running game strictly within bounds and harassed Tobin Rote all the way. He completed nine out of 19 pitches and five intercepted. Abner Wimberly at end and Dave Hanner 
years in Packer moleskins that he rarely ran from his normal position, halfback. Yet, the Milwaukeean with the Louisiana drawl likely will see action as a quarterback assistant to veteran Tobin Rote against the Giants. Actually, Ronzani doesn't have an "experienced" quarterback to assist Rote. Vito (Babe) Parilli, the Kentucky star who will play in the College All Star game Friday night, will be in uniform but he hasn't drilled with the Packers - other than for several days before he reported to the Star camp. Forte has surprised even his coaches with his sudden development. He divided all of the passing duties with Rote at camp and played against Tobin in the Fish and Potato Bowl games. Quarterbacking a stronger team, including Bob Mann, Forte passed his squad to 34-7 and 28-7 victories over the Rote outfit. Forte probably won't go back to linebacking until Parilli works into the picture. Parilli is expected to make his full-fledged debut against the Cleveland Browns in Green Bay a week from Saturday night...Which reminds us that there are many good seats left for the Packer-Brown collision. However, ticket chief Carl Mraz warned that business has been picking up each day last week and this. Mraz also reminded that tickets for the big battle, which have been set aside at the Packer ticket office must be picked up by Friday of this week at the latest. Many season ticket buyers have ordered Brown tickets, too, and have not picked up either. But no Brown tickets can be held later than Friday...A crowd of more than 20,000 is expected for the Shrine game in Milwaukee Saturday night. The Packers will help drum up business, themselves, by staying in Milwaukee starting Thursday night. They'll probably work under the Marquette stadium lights Thursday or Friday night.
AUG 13 (Grand Rapids) - Green Bay Packer head coach Gene Ronzani announced today that all of the players in the Packer training camp here have signed contract for 1952 competition. The group of 47 athletes includes such veterans as Tony Canadeo, Bob Mann, Dick Afflis, Dave Stephenson, Floyd Reid, Jack Cloud and Howie Reutz, who had not been announced as signed when the club left for training. Franklin Ellis, the rough defensive end, rejoined his teammates today but will leave shortly for his home in Denver where he'll recuperate from injuries suffered in scrimmage last week. Ellis spent almost a week in the hospital here after sustaining bruised ribs and internal injuries. Ronzani sent the Packers through two workouts today in preparation for the opening non-championship game against the New York Giants in Milwaukee Saturday night. The task was difficult because during the past two weeks the squad had been split up for the two intra-squad games. Practice today was based on what coaches Dick Plasman and Chuck Drulis saw at the Giants' intra-squad game in St. Peter, Minn., last night. The coaches drove 250 miles back to camp after the game. The Packers will break camp at 7 o'clock Thursday morning and arrive in Milwaukee early Thursday evening. They'll headquarter at the Schroeder hotel.
AUG 14 (Milwaukee) - The Green Bay Packers today moved into Wisconsin territory for the first time this season - as an organized unit - and prepared to face the American conference's leading contenders, the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns, in the space of one week. The Packers crossed the Minnesota line into Wisconsin early this afternoon and were scheduled to arrive in Beer Town this evening. They're coming down out of the north woods - Grand Rapids, Minn., to be exact - where they had been training for the last three weeks. Head coach Gene Ronzani was expected to send the Bays through a practice session under the Marquette stadium lights tonight in preparation for the opening battle with Steve Owen's Giants on that same turf Saturday night...MOVE INTO REAL HOME: After the Giant game, the Packers will move into their real home, Green Bay, to launch intensive preparations for the mighty Browns in City stadium a week from Saturday night. The Packer-Giant game will be the first football match in Wisconsin this year. It will be the start of a six-game, non-championship schedule for the Packers. The third annual Shrine classic, the game may draw one of the largest crowds in Marquette stadium history - upwards of 23,000. Expected is a wide-open passing duel between the Packers' Tobin Rote and the Giants' Chuck Conerly and Fred Benners. The latter is the rookie from Southern Methodist who a year ago gave Notre Dame fits in a game seen by millions over a national television hookup. Green Bay's highly-touted rookie quarterback, Vito (Babe) Parilli of Kentucky, will suit up for the game but isn't expected to see more than limited action. Parilli and five other Packer draftees won't join the club until Saturday afternoon, following the preceding night's College All-Star game in Chicago...SURPRISE COACHING STAFF: Others in the All-Star contingent who will put out on Packer uniforms for the first time are tackle Tom Johnson of Michigan, linebacker Chuck Boerio of Illinois, fullback Bill Reichardt of Iowa, halfback Bobby Dillon of Texas and end Bobby Dillon of Rice. With Parilli absent, Coach Gene Ronzani has been using veteran halfback Bob Forte to relieve Rote at quarterback. Forte, to the surprise of the whole coaching staff, has sparkled at the post and is a cinch to display his new prowess in the opener. The Packers have split even in the two previous Shrine games, edging the now-defunct Baltimore Colts, 16-14, in 1950, and dropping a 14-10 decision to the Philadelphia Eagles a year ago. The game was shifted to Marquette Stadium when the new county memorial stadium failed to reach scheduled completion and the field at State Fair park was unavailable because of the opening of the annual exposition. The kickoff Saturday is scheduled for 8 p.m., following a parade of Shrine units from several state cities.
AUG 14 (Wausau) - Karl Kluckhohn, setting the pace for the Wausau Lumberjacks of the Wisconsin State league with a healthy .430 at the plate, has been sold to Davenport of the Three-I league. Kluckhohn, the former Colgate gridiron end, turned down a pro football contract with the Green Bay Packers to concentrate on baseball.
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - A football bounces a lot of wonderful and tragic ways. Back in 1950, for instance - the first year of the new regime here, the Packers shut out the New York Giants, 10 to 0, in a non-league championship game in Boston. And the Packers looked good doing it, even with a few right bounces, while the Giants, admittedly a stronger team, never did get started - that night, at least. The Giants went on to share the American conference championship with the Cleveland Browns with a 10-2 record, while the Packers settled for 3-9 in the National conference. Now, the Packers and Giants are preparing for another non-league saw - this one in Milwaukee's Marquette stadium Saturday night. If you're superstitious and a Packer fan, you're wondering how nice it would be if (1) the Packers lost to the Giants, 10-0, and (2) went on to post a 10-2 record in league play. Which, of course, would mean that the Giants would finish 1952 with a 3-9 record. Fortunately, superstition never enters into the plans of Packer head coach Gene Ronzani and the New York ringmaster, portly Steve Owen. Both mentors are going all-out for that first win and, for your information, the 1950 game in Boston is a dead issue...Probably one of the stranger twists in the early season affairs of the Packers is the showing of Bob Forte as a quarterback. Forte, who missed 1950 for Army service in Japan, was so valuable as a linebacker in his first five 
AUG 15 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers will field more than half a football team in the College All Star game in Soldier's Field here tonight. And not since 1945, when the Packers trimmed the All-Stars, 19-7, have Packer fans throughout Wisconsin taken such a personal interest in the spectacle. Six Packer signees, representing the nucleus of the club's greatest college draft in history, will battle at different positions - three on offense and three on defense - against the vaunted Los Angeles Rams. On the attack will be quarterback Babe Parilli, fullback Bill Reichardt and end Bill Howton. On the defense will be tackle Tom Johnson, linebacker and Stars co-captain Chuck Boerio and halfback Bobby Dillon. How much these six play will be up to Coach Bobby Dodd. How will they play will be up to the athletes, themselves. Dodd has given no pre-game inkling of the boys he expects to carry the brunt of his hopes. Will Parilli carry the QB load? Or will it be Bill Wade or Darrell Crawford? In advance publicity on the game, each QB was given the same treatment. Which is nothing more than Dodd's pre-game strategy. Why let Joe Stydahar in on his plans, is Dodd's thinking! It's the same way on the other five Packers, with one exception. The fact that Boerio was named a co-captain would indicate that he will see 
after gaining six, the Rams recovering. Dillon is in at left half on defense and Boerio is the middle linebacker. Like most Texans, Dillon doesn't move much; just stands there with his hands on his hips until the ball is snapped. Boerio roves up and down back the line of scrimmage, shifting into a hole in the line at times. The Rams can't move so Waterfield punts. Dillon takes it and three Rams smother him after a two-yard return. Parilli is back at QB and looks as if the Babe is the key man. Babe fakes all the time - sometimes when the ball carrier is five yards past the line of scrimmage. The Babe brings 'em to their feet with a 19-yard can't-pass run. And you give a thought to that certain Packer quarterback who didn't like to run last fall. Howton comes in at left end as the Stars make the LA 39. Reichardt belts the first time and gets two on a slip up the middle. Parilli tries his first pass but nobody's around. Parilli tries another and hits Howton for 12 yards on a quickie over the line. But our quarterback and the Star center messed up the pass-back and the Rams recover. It's the second blow for the Babe. Dillon apparently has instructions to play deep when Hirsch breaks out. Bobby puts crushing tackle on Hirsch on 20-yard pass gain. Parilli watches from bench as Stars take ball for third time, Bill Wade, a Harry Gilmer jump-passer, taking over...SECOND QUARTER: Stars rotate defensive backs, Ollie Matson taking over for Dillon. Pettibon intercepts pass and Parilli is back at QB. Babe hands to McElhenny but fumbles for third time on next play. Star coach Bobby Dodd shows more confidence in the Babe, sending him in again as the Stars regain the ball on interception. Parilli hurls a strike to John Thomas of Oregon State for 15 and the big mob edged forward. Babe, after faking three times, runs around right end for nine. Parilli's pass to McElhenny loses eight but the Babe takes things into his own hands. He fakes a pass then beats it around right end like a halfback for 40 yards down the left sidelines, winding up by lateraling to McElhenny, who fumbles out of bounds on the Ram 11. Parilli rushes to the bench for air and Wade tries one-yard gainer. Babe hurries back and hurls eight yards to Bob Carey straight down the middle. Parilli runs to his right and does two things at once, pitching out to Janowicz and blocking away Tank Younger. Vic makes it into the end zone for the score...THIRD QUARTER: Parilli takes over again after the Rams are held and throws 11-yard pass to McElhenny. But the Babe has another shock. On the play that worked as a score, Younger got to Parilli before the pitchout and the Kentucky ace fumbled - his fourth of the night. Again the Rams punt and again Parilli is back in. He gets smothered on a third down pass - the first time the Rams managed to crowd the passer. Parilli tosses it away just before going under four tacklers to save at least 10 yards as the officials rule an incomplete pass...FOURTH QUARTER: DIllon plays an important role in Stars' defense. Staying mostly in center (safety) as Rams start long throws. But Rams have tough going past Dillon and find considerable success with right or left "deep" passes in territory covered by Frank Gifford and Ollie Matson. Before Rams start TD drive, Hirsch commits offensive interference on Dillon on pass up middle. Bobby ready to intercept it but Hirsch grabs his arm. Dillon looks at official but no penalty ruled. Boerio goes back to block for punter, then makes tackle of receiver Herb Rich. Stars show letdown and Ram regular, spelled by rookies, start marching, finally scoring game-winning field goal. Parill gets thoroughly pro-ized in last two minutes as Rams intercept two...FIFTH QUARTER THROWS: The Packers really have something in Parilli. The youngster, on a pass, backs out from behind the center like a shot. He's actually in a passing position before the ends are two yards behind the line of scrimmage. He was the only quarterback who actually fooled the Ram defense by his faking. Reichardt displayed more power than Mighty Moe Modzelewski, though none of the Stars gained much between the tackles. Howton played little despite his speed, although the Star backs handled most of the receiving. Boerio is an aggressive cuss and may fit into the Packers scheme. Dillon was the best Star defensive back on the field, and that goes for Matson, Dooley, Gifford and Pettibon. Johnson, a later starter in camp, saw some action - enough to hold his own...SIDELIGHTS: Parilli was mobbed by autograph hunters after the game. It took him 20 minutes to get from the dressing room to the bus. "Think we could have beaten them if it hadn't been for a letdown in the last quarter," Parilli said...Watching the game and getting the itch to play ball again was Jay Rhodemyre, former Packer center. Jay and Packer coach Gene Ronzani had a conference at the Blackstone hotel before the game...The six All Stars were to come up to Milwaukee Saturday morning. "And we're bringing Dillon with us," Parilli winked. It had been reported that Bobby wanted to go back to Texas for a few days before reporting. And Parilli added, "That Dillon is a great ball player; the Rams couldn't complete anything around him."
AUG 16 (Chicago) - You've got your eyes peeled for six numbers - 6 for Babe Parilli, 29 for Bobby Dillon, 40 for Chuck Boerio, 39 for Bill Reichardt, 33 for Bill Howton and 60 for Tom Johnson because they are all Green Bay Packers playing against the Rams in the 19th annual college All Star football game. Here's what you see: FIRST QUARTER - Parilli is the starting quarterback and on the second play tosses a block a la Canadeo on a pitchout to McElhenny. The Babe keeps the ball next time on the same type of play and fumbles