(WINSTON-SALEM, NC) - Green Bay's powerful air arm and alert defense more than offset a sputtering ground attack here Saturday night as the Packers made the Washington Redskins their fifth straight exhibition victims, 20-17. The two teams, meeting for the third straight year in the Piedmont Bowl, put on a super thriller for the crowd of 15,000. Although the Packers were out front most of the way, they were in deep trouble as the end neared. Then Bill Forester picked off a Redskin pass after Washington had marched to the Packer nine-yard line. The interception came with two minutes left and the Skins got possession again only in the dying seconds, too late for another march. The climatic interception was the end product of a ruling that made Packer Coach Liz Blackbourn irate. After marching 64 yards for a TD midway in the fourth period, the Skins still trailed, 20-17. They tried an onside kickoff by Norb Hecker and there was a titanic struggle for the bouncing pigskin. Officials peered into the struggling mass on the Green Bay 40 and ruled that tackle Ed Khayat had recovered for Washington. Blackbourn later called the decision "incompetent." "We had a man with his back right on the ball," said Liz. The Packers leaped to a 6-0 lead in the first 7:25 on field goal of 15 and 37 yards by fullback Fred Cone, whose kicks turned out to be the winning margin. In both instances, the Packers got the ball when the Redskins fumbled on their first play from scrimmage. Washington counter-attacked with the toe of Sam Baker, who booted a three pointer from 28 yards out at 12:30 of the first quarter. Two plays after the ensuing kickoff, Packer fullback Don McIlhenny lost the ball on his 23 and in six plays the Redskins had a touchdown, Sutton going over from the one. Baker converted to make it Redskins 10, Green Bay 6. The Packers responded with a quick home run. Quarterback Bart Starr, throwing from his own 35, arched a 40-yard heave to end Billy Howton, speeding up the right sideline. Howton took the ball in full stride and cut sharply toward the center of the field, eluding three tacklers into the end zone at 4:25 of the second period. Cone converted to make it 13-10. A minute later, the Packers seemed on their way to breaking the game wide open. Redskins quarterback Fred Wyant passed to John Carson from his own 20 and there was Forester to steal it on the 32. Forester returned to the Skins 10. Paul Hornung cracked center to the seven but the Packers were penalized to the 12 for delay. Starr then hit left end Gary Knafelc on a down and out pass pattern for the TD. Cone converted again to give Green Bay a 20-10 spread. Before the half, the Skins had a drive going when John Symank intercepted a Bukich pass in the end zone. It was thrown from the 19. There was no scoring in the third quarter and the Packers couldn't get a threat started. Several times the Redskins broke through to spill Packer backs for sizable losses. The third quarter ended seconds after the Packers' Dick Deschaine had punted 43 yards out of bounds on the Skins' two-yard stripe. The Skins held possession for eight plays before Wyant unleased a long pass from his 21. It was intercepted by Bobby Dillon on the Packer 39 and Dillon returned for an apparent touchdown on the most sensational play of the game. Angling twice across the field and moving like a rock-and-roll fanatic, Dillon reached the end zone. However, the officials ruled a personal foul (roughing the passer) against the Packers as the play started and Washington retained possession on their 38. A 14-yard completion, Bukich to halfback Jim Podoley, and a run of 11 yards by fullback Don Bosseler featured a Redskin scoring march. Fullback Leo Elter carried the last yard and Baker converted to make it 20-17. Only 5:20 remained and at that point the Skins tried the short kick that almost brought victory. 
GREEN BAY  -  6  14   0   0  -  20
WASHINGTON -  3   7   0   7  -  17
                       GREEN BAY    WASHINGTON
First Downs                   11            16
Rushing-Yards-TD         22-69-0      44-178-2
Att-Comp-Yd-TD-Int 13-10-2-0-189 16-10-0-4-112
Total Yards                  258           290
Fumbles-lost                   2             2
Turnovers                      2             6
Yards penalized               20            50
1st - GB – Fred Cone, 15-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - GB – Cone, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-0
1st - WASH – Sam Baker, 28-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
2nd - WASH – Ed Sutton, 4-yard run (Baker kick) WASHINGTON 10-6
2nd - GB – Billy Howton, 65-yard pass from Bart Starr (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 13-10
2nd - GB – Gary Knafelc, 12-yard pass from Starr (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 20-10
4th - WASH – Leo Elter, 1-yard run (Baker kick) GREEN BAY 20-17
GREEN BAY - Don McIlhenny 10-30, Fred Cone 7-16, Paul Hornung 2-6, Babe Parilli 2-5, Bart Starr 1-4
WASHINGTON - Don Bosseler 7-51, Billy Wells 6-30, Leo Elter 11-31 1 TD, Dick James 4-16, Jim Podoley 3-16, Ed Sutton 6-14 1 TD, Rudy Bukuch 3-9, Sam Baker 2-9, Fred Wyant 2-3
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 10-7-132 2 TD, Babe Parilli 3-3-57
WASHINGTON - Rudy Bukich 12-7-76 3 INT, Fred Wyant 6-3-36 1 INT
GREEN BAY - Billy Howton 4-35 1 TD, Gary Knafelc 3-37 1 TD, Dick Deschaine 2-41, Max McGee 1-16
WASHINGTON - John Carson 4-44, Steve Meilinger 2-20, Jim Podoley 2-28, Billy Wells 1-14, Art DeCarlo 1-7
Green Bay Packers (5-0) 20, Washington Redskins 17
EXHIBITION - Saturday September 14th 1957 (at Winston-Salem, NC)
​SEPT 15 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - If ever two guys get a kick out of playing pro football, it's the Packers' Fred Cone and Dick Deschaine. Cone's rise to fame is the ability to boot field goals with monotonous perfection. Deschaine is one of those real finds blessed with a magic punting toe. While Cone has proven to be a life saver on offense, Deschaine has been a most dependable soul to get the Bays out of the hole. Two specialists, indeed! But Liz Blackbourn is one of those task masters who shudders at the thought of having a specialist ride the bench. With a 35-minute limit, Blackbourn wants 35 fulltime operators. Cone relegated himself to the sidelines in 1955 when Howie Ferguson took over as fullback and placed second in the league as a runner with 859 yards. Freddie was content to kick 30 conversions without a miss and 16 field goals, an NFL season record. "Old Pineapple" was lured out of retirement last season because Blackbourn could not come up with a place kicker. He continued to split the uprights when called upon and then took his place on the bench. An injury to Ferguson midway through the season was a blessing in disguise to Cone. He took over his old fullback spot and showed surprising spunk, which reached a climax Thanksgiving Day against the Lions. Cone came back this year more determined than ever to be the Packers' No. 1 fullback. The club's oldest player (31) has picked up where he left off last season, as indicated by his preseason play. Then, too, he has already topped his 1956 field goal output by kicking seven in four exhibitions. He's on the beam again. Deschaine, addicted to booting spirals out of the sandlots in Menominee, Mich., is as natural a punter as they come. He kicks 'em tremendously far at a dazzling height - made to order for his team to crush the receiver. After Deschaine walked into camp and convinced Blackbourn that he had something. He made a name for himself by finishing second among the league punters in 1955 with a 43.2 average on 56 kicks. Blackbourn has tried to groom Deschaine into a substitute end. It convinced him that Dick can do one thing good - punt. With the return of Max McGee from service, Blackbourn finds himself with a good end and a good punter. McGee did all the punting for the Packers in 1954 and caught nine touchdown passes. If Maxie returns to his 1954 form, Deschaine in all probability will be put on the trading block. Like Cone, Deschaine is a great kicker. But unlike Cone, Deschaine is ONLY a kicker.
SEPT 15 (Green Bay) - "I'll have the stadium completed by September 29...if I don't get too much rain...and if the Building Trades Unions give me permission to work on Saturday and Sundays." That's the latest prediction by George M. Hougard, general contractor for the new City Stadium. Hougard said the 32,150 seat structure is nearly finished now, but "a lot of small things have to be done." He cited completion of the windscreen which runs along the top of the stands. He mentioned painting of seats, row and aisle numbers as well as painting of the new press box. Hougard said he requested permission from the union to use men on Saturdays and Sundays "about a week ago, but they haven't given me a reply yet." While Hougard hopes to have all work completed, and the area "cleaned up" by a week before the September 29 dedication, he wants permission to work on weekends "for insurance", as he puts it. Originally Hougard planned to have the million dollar project completed by September 1, but this summer he was plagued by the lengthy carpenters strike and two one-day work stoppages by plumbers. The diminutive contractor points with particular pride to the ultra-modern press box. The three-tiered headquarters for sportswriters, radio and TV broadcasters is 11-feet wide, 64-feet wide and 35-feet high. The bottom tier will be for newspaper writers and wire service. The second will provide facilities for radio and television play-by-play announcers, while the third will be for television cameras and other photographers. Hougard calls it a "real marvel" and explains with obvious pride that the press box is one of the "very few of its kind in the country." The Packer ticket office has announced that approximately 24,000 season tickets have been sold...a record. The previous season high was about 17,500. This happy situation has produced an assured sellout for the dedication game, September 29, between the Bears and Packers. Ticket director Earl Falck says there are about only 5,000 tickets, all in the $4.75 range, available for the Detroit Lion game. And, about 7,000 are left for the third home game of the season against the world champion Giants. The Packer executive committee had investigated a plan to accommodate more customers for the dedication game by putting up temporary stands at the north end of the stadium. However a representative of a Milwaukee firm stated that it would not be practical.
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - The Packer roster was reduced to 42 players today with the release of five athletes. Coach Liz Blackbourn, following a conference with aides Ray McLean, Lou Rymkus and Jack Morton, announced that the following have been placed on waivers: Tackle John Macerelli, one of six players obtained in the Zatkoff-Garrett trade with Cleveland; guard Dalton Truax, third draft choice; tackle George Belotti of Southern Cal, eighth choice; guard Pat Hinton of Louisiana Tech, 15th choice; and halfback Credell Green of Washington, 18th choice. Actually, the Packers were to be down to 38 players but they are permitted to carry service personnel as "extras" until the final cut - 35 on Tuesday before the league opener. Athletes under the service rule are Carlton Massey, Jim Temp, Max McGee and Jim Priatko. Thus, the Packers will have to cut off seven more players. The final session for testing players will be in the Pittsburgh Steeler battle in Minneapolis Saturday night. Packer players were given today off - "to get themselves settled here," Blackbourn pointed out. The first practice in the new stadium practice area east of the stadium will be held Tuesday afternoon. In the meantime, Trainer Bud Jorgensen and Property Man Dad Braisher are in the process of moving into the new training rooms. Packer equipment is "pretty well scattered around," Liz said. The coaching staff planned to look over facilities at the stadium today. Blackbourn put offensive rushing on top of the practice list - "and maybe for the 12 games after that," Liz said, pointing up his disappointment with the Bays' 69-yard rushing total in the 20-17 victory over Washington Saturday night. "Our passing was good and the protection (for the passer) was pretty good, but we were still unable to get a consistent running game going," Blackbourn said. Blackbourn had high praise for Bobby Dillon and his 65-yard runback of an intercepted pass. "That was the most beautiful run I've ever seen in football; it was almost unbelievable. I don't know how many cutbacks he made to pick up blockers but it was tremendous," Liz said. Unfortunately, the touchdown run didn't count. The Packers were called for roughing the passer on the play.
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers trimmed four rookies and a veteran from their roster Monday in preparation of the NFL season which opens September 29. Waivers were asked on halfback Credell Green of Washington, tackles George Belotti of Southern California and John Macerelli of St. Vincent and guards Pat Hinton of Louisiana Tech and Dalton Truax of Tulane. Macerelli was one of six players obtained in a trade with Cleveland. The others were rookies. Truax was Green Bay's third round draft choice last winter. Green Bay still has 42 men on the roster. The league limit at this point is 38, but the Packers can carry four men just out of the service until they get a "fair trial." The former servicemen are ends Max McGee, Carlton Massey and Jim Temp and center Bill Priatko. By the time of the league opener against the Chicago Bears here September 29, the Packers must be down to 35 men. The returned servicemen will not count in the 35 until they play a league game. The Packers are the league's only undefeated team in exhibition play. They won their fifth straight Saturday night, beating the Washington Redskins, 20-17, at Winston-Salem, NC. Coach Lisle Blackbourn did not get too enthusiastic over this victory, which was Green Bay's fourth by three points. The Packers have won all of their games to be sure, but never with any breathing space. "I think the defense did the job again," Blackbourn said. "I think we could have passed more against them, but we wanted to get our running attack going and it didn't. Bart Starr did a good job throwing. Our main trouble on offense was an inability to get clutch first downs, which traces back to our running difficulties." Blackbourn said that Bobby Dillon's 65-yard runback of an interception, which was called back because the Packers were detected roughing the passer, was a "brilliant exhibition." The coach praised rookie John Symank's work in the secondary. Linebacker Tom Bettis and tackle Dave Hanner did not play on defense because of injuries, but should be ready for the final exhibition against Pittsburgh at Minneapolis Saturday night.
SEPT 16 (Green Bay) - Democratic criticism of the Sept. 29 dedication program for the new stadium was kept alive today with a request for a meeting with Mayor Otto Rachals. Owen Monfils, Democratic county chairman, wrote the mayor that his county committee wanted a meeting to explain why it regards the lack of invitations for the function for the two Wisconsin senators as "a serious mistake." While he said he would schedule the meeting, Rachals said he was disturbed that a check on the reasons for planning the program was not made before the planning committee was criticized publicly. Democrats charged last week that the program would amount to a rally to promote the political ambitions of Rep. John Byrnes since only he, Vice President Richard Nixon and Gov. Vernon Thompson were invited. All are Republicans...MADE BEFORE ELECTIONS: The committee replied that its decisions were made long before the election of Sen. William Proxmire Aug. 27, that Byrnes was invited because of his efforts during recent sports anti-trust hearings, that Thomson was invited to illustrate the statewide character of the Packers, and that Nixon was asked on the chance that he could be present to bring national publicity to the event. The chance remained today that the subject would be introduced at the Tuesday night City Council session, but the probability of County intervention appeared less than last week...CITES CIVIC BACKING: Monfils' letter said the major reasons why the two senators should be asked was to have them witness civic backing of professional football as illustrated by the new municipally-financed stadium at a time when the sport faces monopoly accusations. "The survival of professional football depends upon the action to be taken by the U.S. Senate next year. The Supreme Court has held that professional football comes within the anti-trust laws. New laws must be passed by the Congress if professional football is to continue. Let it not be said before this Democratic-controlled Congress that professional football in Green Bay is being used to further the interest of the Republican party," Monfils wrote.
SEPT 16 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - Three veterans from last season and a trio of castoffs from other clubs
before they played the Bears - then called the Decatur Staleys - in 1921. The Pack lost that first one to a powerful Staley club, en route to the professional title. They didn't meet in 1922, but the following year the Staleys - transferred to Chicago and renamed the Bears - stormed into Green Bay for the first of their annual invasions that have been undimmed in fury ever since. From the beginning, George Halas adopted a canny pose of irritating condescension toward the country boys up north that was a constant burr under the Green Bay saddle. George Calhoun cooperated happily, and the result was a yearly barrage of snide pregame publicity that had the Packer faithful doing a slow burn. The players read the papers, too, and in no time the series had developed a special brand of mayhem that has always characterized Bear-Packer encounters. That sort of thing has been going on now for 36 years, and next weekend's meeting will be the 77th league game between the two clubs. In that long stretch, the Bears have won 45, the Packers 25 and six have ended in ties. Actually, this will be the 80th clash between the teams. There were also three postseason games, the first in 1927 and two more in 1936 during the Packers' barnstorming trip to the Pacific Coast after winning the championship. Exhibitions or not, they were just as rugged as the two teams ever played for keeps. The first 16 years, from 1921 through 1936, were pretty even, with the record standing at 16 wins for the Bears, 15 for the Packers and four deadlocks. Between 1937 and 1946, however, the balance swung to the Bears, particularly in the early 1940s. Although the Packers themselves lost only 10 games between 1940 and 1943, seven of the defeats were inflicted by the Bears. The ten-year record was 14 victories for the Bears, six for the Packers and one tie. In the past decade, the Packers have managed to win only four and tie once in 20 meetings. While a game here and there has been a runaway, most of them have been tight right down to the final whistle, with 21 decided by a margin of six points or less, not counting ties. Five were won by a single point, three by two points, six by three points, and three each by four and five points.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Recalling names out of the past glories of Green Bay Packer history has become a new game for fans of northeastern Wisconsin. Listen in on coffee shop conversation and see if you hear nominations for the All Time Green Bay Packer team. You'll seldom hear exactly the same team, man for man, from one person to the next. It is more than probable that you will also hear the names of past Packer heroes who haven't been actively discussed for many a year. Some of the more prominent names nominated for the All Time team and their positions might be of help in making out the ballot which appears elsewhere on this page. Among the ends mentioned have been Don Hutson, Laverne Dilweg, Tom Nash, Milt Gantenbein, Harry Jacunski, Clyde Goodnight, Carl Mulleneaux, Nolan Luhn, Steve Pritko, Ted Cook, Carleton Elliott, Al Baldwin and Wayland Becker. Guards receiving nominations have included Mike Michalske, Charlie Goldberg, James Bowdoin, Pete Tinsley, Paul Engrebretsen, Lon Evans, Russ Letlow, Dick Wildung, Whitey Woodin and Moose Gardner. For tackles, voters have nominated Cal Hubbard, Cub Buck, Ernie Smith, Elmer (Red) Sleight, Jab Murray, Claude Perry, Buford (Baby) Ray, Bill Kern, Paul Lipscomb, Bill Lee and Roger Zatkoff. Five men have received center nominations. They are Jug Earp, Charlie Brock, Jay Rhodemyre, Clayton Tonnemaker and Bernard Darling.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Stadium Dedication weekend is less than two weeks away and the Green Bay Junior Chamber of Commerce parade committee is now in high gear preparing the final steps in connection with the two and one-half mile parade Sept. 28. Among interesting highlights developing behind the scenes as a result of the parade include plans for removal of part of the wall at historic old City Stadium and the use of radio communications during the event. City officials have arranged to remove a 40 foot stone section of the west wall of the old stadium to allow the parade to pass in review on the field. During the course of the march, the 10 Jaycee parade marshals have each have at their disposal an Army Reserve jeep complete with driver and radio operator to insure instant completion of marshaling activities. The Green Bay Police Dept. will assist on traffic. The Walnut Street bridge will be closed at noon Sept. 28 and only floats and other units of the parade will be allowed to pass over the structure...TO BAN PARKING: No parking will be allowed along the parade route or on W. Walnut Street and sidestreets where the marshaling will take place. All parking will be banned along the parade route to give the crowd a better view of the parade. Concerning the parade itself, the 37 floats will include entries from the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants. Packer Head Coach Lisle Blackbourn has given permission for the entire Packer team to ride in convertibles as will other dignitaries. The city of Waupaca has cooperated along with other Wisconsin cities in sending floats and marching units along with bands. Some 25 bands and drum and bugle corps, including the famed Schlitz Drum and Bugle Corps and drill team from Milwaukee, will participate. The Wisconsin Horseless Carriage Club will send entries from across the state and 18 other old cards are expected from the Green Bay area...OTHER ENTRIES SCHEDULED: Thirteen clown acts, eight marching units, horse acts and numerous other units are expected in the parade. The parade marshaling area will be off W. Walnut Street on Oakland, Ashland, Maple and Shawano Avenues. The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will proceed east on W. Walnut across the Walnut Street bridge to Washington Street. There it will north to Main Street, east on Main to Baird, and south on Baird to the old stadium. It will pass through the stadium, leaving by the southwest gate. The parade is timed to arrive at the old stadium at the end of a farewell ceremony headlined by the new Miss America, James Arness of "Gunsmoke" fame, past Green Bay Packer greats and others.
SEPT 17 (Minneapolis) - Pittsburgh Coach Buddy Parker, who would rather forget about championship success at Detroit and talk about the Steelers' future, is not standing pat with a fourth place club in the NFL. "We're ready to trade where we can help ourselves," said Parker, who arrived in Minneapolis Monday to prepare the Steelers for the Saturday night exhibition against Green Bay at Metropolitan Stadium. Just then, Harland Carl, former Wisconsin halfback whiz, and linebacker Aubrey Rozzell checked in with the Steelers from the Chicago Bears for a future draft choice. "Defensively," said Parker, "I think we're okay, but we need help on offense, especially in running backs. We've got a building job to do." The Steelers traded their first draft choices in the NFL the next two years to San Francisco yesterday for quarterback Earl Morrall and guard Mike Sandusky. "We have up too much to get Morrall and Sandusky," Parker said, "but we had to start someplace. We gave up a top defensive linebacker in Mike Matuszak, but we have to start building and we need to build on offense. We needed a quarterback and offensive guards." Morrall, former Michigan State standout in his second season of pro ball, averaged 7.96 yards per try in completing 38 of 78 passes for San Francisco last year. He averaged 38 yards in doing all the punting. Sandusky is a 240-pound rookie who played college ball at Maryland. Parker, who left a first-division team at Detroit to accept the challenge at Pittsburgh, said the NFL looked "tough as always. The Chicago Bears are better than I've ever seen them." Morrall and Sandusky are expected to join the Steelers today in practice at the Catholic Boys' Home. The remainder of the week, Pittsburgh will drill at Metropolitan Stadium, site of the Saturday night game. Green Bay will arrive in town Friday. The Packers made some player cuts yesterday, releasing John Macerelli, Credell Green, George Belotti, Dalton Truax and Pat Hinton.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - A record advance sale of 24,000 season tickets was announced by the Packers Monday for their three NFL games in the new Green Bay Packer stadium. The September 29 dedication against the Chicago Bears is sold out. For the October 6 game against the Detroit Lions, 5,000 tickets are available and for the November 3 game against the New York Giants, 7,000 are still available. The previous high advance sale was 17,500. Papers of incorporation for the new stadium were filed Monday in Madison.
SEPT 17 (Minneapolis) - The rebuilding of the Steelers continues here in Minneapolis which Coach Buddy Parker sends his squad through drills for Saturday night's game with unbeaten Green Bay. In another busy day yesterday, Parker added a pair of Chicago Bears - halfback Harland Carl of Wisconsin and linebacker Aubrey Rozzell of Delta State - to the roster. Earlier in the day he has acquired quarterback Earl Morrall and guard Mike Sandusky from the San Francisco Forty-Niners in exchange for linebacker Mary Matuszak and a pair of first round choices. Morrall, who is slated for first string duty with the Steelers, is not expected to arrive before tomorrow. The 6-1, 195-pound sophomore in the pro ranks is motoring here with his wife and infant child. A ruling from Commissioner Bert Bell made it possible for the Steelers to acquire an additional player, even though it brought their roster above the league limit of 38 players. Bell decided that since fullback Dale Atkeson has not reported to camp, he will not be charged against the Steelers' player limit. One player will have to be cut from the squad before Morrall joins the team. Meanwhile, Parker have his squad a day off from the heavy work yesterday but devoted morning and afternoon sessions to squad meetings.
SEPT 17 (Minneapolis) - Pro football players have a right to change their minds and that's exactly what happened to Dale Atkeson, veteran fullback. He arrived here today in the training quarters of the Pittsburgh Steelers after a long trip from his home in Lomita, Cal. One of the few NFL players with no college experience, Dale spent three seasons with the Washington Redskins. Recently they traded him to the Steelers for tackle Don Owens. The 6-2, 212-pound linebucker refused to report, and went home instead. "I don't want to play in that fog in Pittsburgh," he was quoted as complaining. News of the Renaissance in the Steel City finally must have seeped through. Anyway, after a few persuasive long distance telephone calls from Coach Buddy Parker, Atkeson decided to don the Gold and Black after all. To make room for the ex-Redskin the Steelers today dropped Brad Myers, a veteran who was obtained recently, along with defensive end Jim Freeman, from the Los Angeles Rams for a draft choice next winter. After several hectic days of personnel shifts the entire cast is now assembled here with the exception of quarterback Earl Morrall. The former Michigan State star, who was traded to Rooney U. by the San Francisco Forty-Niners, is motoring eastward and should reach here tomorrow. Coach Parker started practice today for Saturday night's final exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers in Municipal Stadium. The unbeaten Wisconsin eleven is leading the Grapefruit League and hopes to add the Parkermen to the list of victims.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - The Packers moved to the West Side of Green Bay yesterday. And it was a strange sight, indeed! For years and years, the Packers trained within a stone's throw of the East River and that big wooden structure, which is now known as Old City Stadium. Tuesday afternoon, the Packers practiced on an especially-constructed flat and green field along the east side of Oneida St. That'll be the drill area from now on - maybe for another 30 years. The new stadium forms a backdrop for the practice field, which is big enough for two gridirons side by side. The stadium is roughly a block to the west and most of the players walked to the area from the dressing room. Others scrambled down in cars. More than 500 persons rimmed the west side of the field (the sun's on the back on that side) during a spirited two-hour drill. And it was a "strange" crowd to be sure, because of many new faces - West Siders who found it inconvenient to become a regular at the drills on the East Side in previous years. Missing were a lot of the old standbys of drills held in Bluejay Park. Since this was the first practice in town this year (the team spent six weeks at Stevens Point and one out east), there were many new athletes to be inspected...BIG PERSONNEL TURNOVER: In fact, 16 of the 42 athletes on the field might be termed strangers, pointing up the big turnover resulting from two major trades and a good draft. The newcomers are Bill Priatko, Norm Amundsen, Jim Salsbury, Ernie Danjean, Carlton Massey, Sam Palumbo, Carl Vereen, Norm Masters, Oliver Spencer, Ron Kramer, Paul Hornung, Billy Kinard, John Petitbon, John Symank, Don McIlhenny and Ron Quilian. Also in the "new" class are Max McGee, Babe Parilli, Jim Temp and Al Barry. McGee, Temp and Barry are returning from service and Parilli came back on a trade. One of the newcomers practiced in the new area for the first and last time yesterday. He was John Nisby, former College Pacific star, who was sold to the Pittsburgh Steelers for an undisclosed amount of cash. Nisby had asked for his release. In other Packers, waivers were recalled on guard Dalton Truax and the Packers traded him to the New York Giants for a 1958 draft choice. Truax was placed on waivers over the weekend. The Packer roster now stands at 41 players, including four (Massey, Temp, McGee, Priatko) who are being carried under a special service rule. The roster must be reduced to 35, including no service people, by next Tuesday. Thus Coach Liz Blackbourn and staffmen Ray McLean, Lou Rymkus and Jack Morton will have to cut six players...BRIEFS: Breezy Reid, Packer game scout, worked the Brown-Lion game Saturday night and found "the working coming easier; it was pretty tough at the start." Reid is breaking in as scout under Chief Game Scout Wally Cruice...The new stadium floor has a few "bumps", apparently where the turf settled... The Lions recalled waivers on former Packer Val Joe Walker. This could mean that a team or two wanted him and the Lions quickly pulled him back to (1) keep him or (2) trade him. The Giants asked waivers on Sam DeLuca, veteran lineman. Remember Jack Spinks? The former Steeler and Packer fullback, who was converted to guard and then traded to the Giants, is a starting club with the champs.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - Now in its final week, the balloting for All-Time Green Bay Packer nominees has focused close attention on five different team positions. Close races are being reported for quarterback, end, tackle, guard and center, with only two All-Time candidates near-unanimous choices on the mythical team. The two are end Don Hutson and fullback Clarke Hinkle. Each days brings ballots with a host of new names to the competition, representatives of practically every team in the Packers' 39 year history. Several persons have filed ballots with the names of current Green Bay Packers at various positions and these have been ruled out by the judges. Only former players were made eligible for nomination. It may be interesting to note, however that current Packer end Bill Howton, received enough disqualified votes to thrown him into fifth place in the voting tabulations behind Hutson, Lavvie Dilweg, Milt Gantenbein and Tom Nash. It is expected that the last few days of balloting will cause a new peak in mail for the nomination contest and fans are urged to clip and mail their ballots as soon as possible. Final tabulation of the results of the two-week search for the All-Time Packer team are to be made Sunday, Sept. 22, with ballots received until then. Presentation of the All-Time Packer eleven will be made in the Packer Souvenir edition of the Press-Gazette to be published on Sept. 27. Ardent Packer-Backer families throughout northeastern Wisconsin have been making a "family affair" out of the voting, with as many as five different members of one Green Bay family submitting a bona fide ballot in the same envelope received Monday. Voting has not been confined to northeastern Wisconsin, although an official Press-Gazette ballot is necessary. Votes have been received from cities all over Wisconsin and from several out of state communities, including Aberdeen, S.D.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) -  Tobin and Betsy Rote of Bellaire, Tex., would like the people of Green Bay Packerland to know how much "we appreciate all they did for us." Betsy, wife of the all-time Packer quarterback-passer who was traded to the Detroit Lions last July, expressed the personal feelings of Tobin and herself in the following "open letter" enclosed in a message to the writer: "To the people of Green Bay, Wisconsin: Although we would prefer a more personal approach to each of you, we would like to express our gratitude to all of you who have given us so much. From owners to employees in every walk of like - neighbors and dear friends, it is your warm friendship, undue generosity, trusting loyalty and genuine hospitality with which we have been blessed. You will always be dear in our hearts and we shall be forever grateful for seven years as a part of your community. It is with a great feeling of loss that we say goodbye to our friends in Green Bay. Our close association with you all for these part years has been a monumental phase of our life always to be remembered. Our hope is that you will remember us, too, with a little fondness and know that you have a permanent place in our hearts. God bless you all and may you stay the wonderful people you are. Until someday when we might meet gain, we remain - affectionately - Betsy and Tobin Rote." And on behalf of Packer fans everywhere we'd like to "thank you." It was a difficult task on the part of the Packer staff to trade Tobin because it meant not only trading one of the finest quarterbacks in the league, but it meant trading away the Packers' major "name" identification - plus the idol of every kid in Packerland. Rote gave it 200 percent effort on every play he participated in and for this reason the lanky Texan was always admired by Packerdom. His casual way of throwing himself at a stone wall, and sometimes knocking it over, when he couldn't pass was a tonic for spectators. We were vacationing at Peter's Resort at Lake Noquebay when the Rote trade was made public. The newspapers told the reasons, etc., (the Packers had to sacrifice him for an offensive line) but this wasn't enough reason for a flock of kids around the ages of 10, 11 and 12. Rote was their hero and "gee whiz, why do they have to go and trade him."
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - If the world champion New York Giants thought they were giving their country cousins a 
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - Probably the best authority on the history of pro football in general and the Green Bay Packers in particular submitted his choices Wednesday for the All-Time Green Bay Packer team. George W. (Cal) Calhoun, the original and for 25 years the publicity director of the Packers, reflected over 38 years of following the football team, then handed in the names of 35 men, with 11 as first choices and 24 as fellow All-Time squad members. At the ends Cal picked Don Hutson and Laverne Dilweg, with honorable mention to Larry Craig, Tom Nash and Harry Jacunski. Tackle nominations were for Cal Hubbard and Cub Buck, with Ernie Smith, Baby Ray and Dick Wildung on the bench. The veteran Press-Gazette staffer nominated six guards for his All-Time squad, with first choices going to Mike Michalske and Lon Evans and honorable mention for Russ Letlow, Bruce Jones, Frank Mayer and Charlie Goldenberg. In searching out his All-Time center, Cal reduced the field to five outstanding players, then placed the mantle of starting center on Charlie Brock, the former University of Nebraska star who assisted Green Bay to championships in 1939 and 1944, and who turned in eight outstanding seasons. Behind Brock, Calhoun named Nate Barrager, George Svendsen, Jug Earp and Jay Rhodemyre. The immortal Red Dunn, who came out of Marquette to play for four professional teams after 1923, was selected for the starting quarterback assignment. Dunn starred for Green Bay from 1927 through 1931, after seasons with Duluth, Milwaukee and Chicago elevens. Arnie Herber ranked second in Calhoun’s signal calling corps, followed by Joe Laws and Tobin Rote. Perhaps choosing the starting halfbacks on his All-Time team was the toughest single job for the man who “loved them all.” Verne Lewellen, the man who sparked Green Bay to three straight titles in 1929, 1930 and 1931, was the first choice. Starting at the other halfback slot was the passing wizard from Purdue, Cecil Isbell, a veteran of five Packer campaigns. Rounding out his All-Time halfback selections, Cal pointed a knowing finger at Johnny Blood, Bobby Monnett, Billy Grimes, Tony Canadeo and Hank Bruder. Three fullbacks came in for Calhoun nominations. His first pick was almost everyone’s All-Timer, Clarke Hinkle, with Bo Molenda and Carl Lidberg receiving honorable mention.
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - Howie Ferguson smacked the line with gusto during scrimmage Wednesday afternoon! Once he hit, spun and whirled on for a few more yards, leaped to his feet and jogged back to the huddle. The guy next to me looked surprised: “There’s nothing wrong with him!” No, bejabbers, there wasn’t anything wrong with Ferguson’s knees, ankle or shoulders – at least the way he went about hitting the line. Fergie had been bothered since last year by leg miseries and in the dead of last winter he came out of warm Louisiana to Green Bay to have his knee examined. The doctor found nothing wrong and told Howie to “forget it.” Ferguson has been in and out of action during the five non-league games thus far with various aches and pains. But, off yesterday’s showing, Coach Liz Blackbourn is hopeful that Ferguson’s troubles are over. While Fergie was hitting hard, he and other backs, including Paul Hornung and Don McIlhenny, weren’t making much headway against the Packers’ hungry defense which seemed to “neutralize” the Packers’ offensive line. On other occasions, however, a few well placed blocks allowed a ball carrier to reach into the cornerbacker area – meaning a five or six-yard gain. Hornung, who started his Packer career as a quarterback last Aug. 12, worked some at left halfback and fullback – the two positions that are virtually the same. The Bonus Kid is the heaviest back in camp since he’s carrying close to 220 pounds. Hornung is no longer bothered by a foot injury sustained last week. The scrimmage, conducted before another crowd of over 500 at the Oneida Street field east of the new stadium, was the last before the sixth and final exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Metropolitan Stadium in Minneapolis Saturday night. That game will be the Packers’ final 
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - Big John Martinkovic became a "world champion" Thursday. The veteran Packer defensive end, a Green Bay home owner (1001 Ernst Drive) who sells cars here in the offseason, was traded to the world champion New York Giants for a high draft choice, Coach Liz Blackbourn announced after practice Thursday afternoon. The switch reduced the Packer roster to 40 players, meaning that five will have to go by Tuesday when the National League's 35-player limit goes into effect. Blackbourn said, "John should step right into a regular's job out there (New York) and he stands a good chance to get into a playoff. He's been having a good year so far with us." Martinkovic, 30, who came to the Packers from the Washington Redskins early in the 1951 season in exchange for Ted Cook, said he plans to report to the Giants and then return to his job here in the offseason. He has been a highly-successful car salesman in the last three years. Big John was deeply disappointed about leaving his family, including three daughters, but he and his wife Claire agreed that the best thing to do was to report to the Giants. He will join the New York club in Detroit Sunday morning. The Giants are playing the Lions in the afternoon. The trade solved Blackbourn's defensive end numerical problem, since the club now is down to three DE's - Nate Borden, Jim Temp and Carlton Massey, who was obtained in the six-for-two deal with the Cleveland Browns. Blackbourn had to cut down to three and the coach gave two reasons for trading John instead of one of the others - (1) Each of the three likely will play longer because of age differences (Massey is 27, Borden 25 (next Sunday) and Temp 24) and (2) the remaining three have been able to work as platoon players - punting, punt returns, kickoffs and kickoff returns. In addition, Massey can be used as a slot back and linebacker while Borden has been shifting between defensive tackle and end. Blackbourn said he hoped the inconvenience of Martinkovic being away from home could be balanced by a good chance to get into a playoff. Incidentally, the Giants will play in Green Bay's new stadium Nov. 3. Blackbourn took his cutting problem to Minneapolis today - plus the 40 players, to prepare for the sixth and final exhibition against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Metropolitan Stadium Saturday night. The coach said earlier in the week that "cutting this squad has been haunting me because every cut from now on means dropping good football players." The Pittsburgh battle will be the last opportunity for possible cuttees to make a good showing. The team is pretty well stocked with offensive and defensive backs. At the moment, the Packers are composed of 17 backs, seven ends, six tackles, four linebackers, three guards and three centers...The Bays left for Minneapolis this morning in two chartered North Central Airline planes and will return the same way Sunday morning. They worked out there this afternoon. The team is staying at the Nicollet Hotel...The Packers will have eight eyes on the Bear-Brown game in Soldier's Field tonight - Chief Scout Wally Cruice and his new aide, Breezy Reid; backfield coach Ray McLean; and aide Jack Vainisi. The Bears probably will have likewise on the Packers in Minneapolis Saturday night. The reason, of course, is the Packer-Bear opener in the new stadium a week from Sunday.
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - The Detroit Lions are an ornery lot. But, considering their ancestry, it's probably to be expected. After all, the original Lions were nothing more than the transplanted Portsmouth Spartans, whose regard for the Packers could never, by any stretch of the imagination, be described as charitable. Merely moving them elsewhere and disguising them in new football suits couldn't sweeten their dispositions. As a result, the Packer-Lion rivalry has retained more than a tinge of the violence generated in the Portsmouth days. It started right off the bat in 1934 when the teams traded 3-0 decisions on a pair of mighty field goals by Glen Presnell and Clarke Hinkle...LEAGUE FG RECORD: Appearing in Green Bay as a Detroit entry for the first time since 1926, the Lions won that inaugural on a 54-yard placekick by Presnell that stood as the league record for 19 years. Later in Detroit, Hinkle almost matched it, punching out a 47-yarder to even the season's showing. In 1935, the Lions won the championship denied them at Portsmouth, but weren't happy with the Packers, who sullied the record by trouncing them in two of three clashes. In the first contest, played in Milwaukee, the Packers took a tough 13-9 verdict on two beautiful placements by Ade Schwammel and a 25 yard touchdown sprint by Don Hutson with an intercepted pass. Later in Green Bay, the Packers crushed the title-bound Lions, 31-7, as Johnny Blood scored twice, once on a 44 yard pass from Arnie Herber that he carried an additional 33; and Hutson on an aerial from Herber good for 41 yards. In the third meeting in Detroit, the Lions, out for revenge, knocked off the overconfident Packers, 20-10, cashing in on several costly fumbles...DETHRONED LIONS IN '36: Green Bay held a 10-7 edge going into the last quarter, but the Lions smashed back to a pair of touchdowns by Bill Shepherd. One came after Dutch Clark had carted a punt 40 yards to the Packer 23. The Packers dethroned the Lions in 1936, smashing to their third championship. They started it in City Stadium in one of the al-time great games of Packer history, 20-18, as two explosive teams swept up and down the field in a wide-open thriller. Down 10-0 at the half, the Lions almost chased the Packers out of City Stadium the rest of the way, and the lead changed hands four times in the last quarter. Tiny Engbretsen's 18-yard placekick in the late moments provided the shaky margin of victory. The second game was an anti-climax when the Packers played super-confident football to shellac Detroit, 26-17. Hutson counted twice, the first on a pass from Herber that spanned 57 yards four plays after the opening kickoff, and again by scooping up a blocked kick and racing over the goal line...WEREN'T UP TO IT: The Lions had their chance in 1937 as the Packers fell off their high perch, but they weren't up to it. Green Bay won both meetings, 26-6 and 14-13. Bob Monnett played one of his greatest games to pace the Packers to the first victory. He scored one touchdown, passed to another and set up a third with a 21 yard toss to Hutson. His scoring throw to Gantenbein wasn't very long, but Milt carried it 77 yards for the touchdown. The Packers had to rally from a 13-point deficit to pull the return match out of the fire. After a scoreless first half, the Lions counted twice in the third quarter, but Dutch Clark missed the first conversion. The Packers got rolling after Hutson blocked a punt and Buckets Goldenberg retrieved it on the Detroit 40 and nosed ahead in the final period. Hinkle smashed over from two yards out, and Ernie Smith made good on his second PAT. Green Bay didn't look much like the eventual Western Division champion in the first 1938 encounter, the Lions giving the a good cuffing, 17-7. Trailing 10-7, the Packers narrowed the gap to 10-7 early in the fourth quarter, then gambled on a fourth-down pass deep in their own territory. The pass was batted down and Detroit struck from the home 27. Lloyd Cardwell slipped through a hole at left tackle and twisted 26 yards for the clincher...URAM TRAVELS 70: It was a different story in Detroit. This time the Packers almost blew the Lions out of their own park, 28-7. Cecil Isbell's running and passing was the big factor as he threw for one tally and ran for another. Cecil covered 61 yards in two straight carries, cracking center for 28 and his TD. Andy Uram swept right end and traveled 70 yards for the final score. The Packers made their first big move toward the 1939 title against the Lions, handing Detroit its first defeat, 26-7, to go into a tie for the division lead. Green Bay spotted Detroit an early touchdown when Bill Shepherd broke free for 57 yards, then proceeded to wreck the visitors. Hutson was held to two completions, but each was good for more than half the length of the field and the score. Herber threw to Don for 20 yards and Huston ran 40 more for his first tally, while Huston took Isbell's 26-yarder and galloped 25 for the other. Green Bay later sewed up the division crown against Detroit but had to work for it. With the Lions battling stubbornly, the Packers scored on the unusual combination of a safety, field goal, touchdown and a conversion. Engebretsen got the field goal from 25 yards out, while Hinkle hit left guard for the TD. Baby Ray blocked a kick in the Detroit end zone for an automatic safety. Detroit got in a sneak punch in 1940, but it turned out to be a mistake. Behind by 14-7 in the third quarter, the Lions counterattacked for a 23-14 verdict. Isbell hit Carl Mulleneaux with a 28-yard scoring toss and Bob Adkins ran 50 with a short Herber pitch for the Packer TDs. Then the Lions opened up t go ahead, 17-14. That was the way things stood up in the final period when Harold Van Every tried to pass from the end zone. Big Alex Wojceichowicz hauled it down and lumbered 10 yards to pay dirt. The Lions would have been better off without that one. Smarting under the memory, the Packers routed them in the return match, running up the highest count in their league history and handing the Lions their worst defeat, 50-7. The game was a shambles after the first quarter as everything the Packers tried worked. There was no outstanding performances in this mighty team effort, but the count was 43-0 before Jack Johnson got away for 48 yards and Detroit's only points. Just above every Packer ball handler go in on the fun, Eddie Jankowski and Andy Uram each registering twice.
were dropped by the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday as Coach Buddy Parker continued his shakeup of the local pro grid club. The releases came following a disappointing 37-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Forbes Field on Saturday night in the second annual Shrine charity exhibition for the benefit of crippled children's hospitals. "Old Steelers" cut adrift were quarterback Jack Scarbath from the University of Maryland, halfback Henry Ford from Pitt and slotback Jack O'Brien from the University of Florida. Newcomers who went on the waiver list included halfback Ted Wegert, who never played college ball and was recently released by the Philadelphia Eagles, tackle Tom Gulan from Mississippi State and the Cleveland Browns, and guard George Kennard from Kansas and the New York Giants. The roster is now down to the maximum of 38 permitted by NFL rules at this time, plus two aspirants exempted due to military service, halfback Sid Watson and end Jim Freeman.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Fred Cone has been nothing short of fantastic with his field goal kicking along the non-league trail. The 31-year old fullback, who never kicked at Clemson and never played high school football, has tried nine field goals in the Packers' five straight victories and converted all nine of 'em - for 1.000. Cone has scored 36 points on nine points after touchdowns and the nine field goals. And that pointage represents more than one-third of the Packers' 90-pount total. Freddie's field goaling has been the winning difference in four of the five games. He booted a 40-yarder for the triumph ratio, 17-14, in the first Cardinal game. He belted one from 28 yards as the Pack again whipped the Cards - this time 24-16 and the only time the Bays didn't need the three-pointer. Cone hammered home three field goals (41, 36 and 37 yards) to submerge Philly 16-13 and posted FGs of 17 and 30 yards to drop New York 13 to 10. In the 20-17 edge on Washington, Cone added field goals of 15 and 37 yards. Take out Cone's field goals and you could wind up with a 1-3-1 record on the following scores: Cardinals 14, Green Bay 14 at Miami, Fla.; Green Bay 21, Cardinals 16 at Austin, Tex.; Philadelphia 13, Green Bay 7 at Milwaukee; New York 10, Green Bay 7 at Boston; and Washington 17, Green Bay 14 at Winston-Salem, N.C. Incidentally, those scores point up what Coach Liz Blackbourn's been saying all along: "We've got to cut out missing assignments on offense and score some points."...The Packers conducted their first workout in the new practice field east of the new stadium this afternoon after the players were given Monday off to get themselves settled. Trainer Bud Jorgensen and Property Man Dad Braisher set up equipment in the training room Monday and had the place in order for today. The Packers will use the east dressing room, while the west will be for visiting teams. Each dressing room has 35 open lockers which, at the moment, is not enough because the Bays have 42 athletes in camp. The roster must be cut to 35 a week from today. The extra seven players are dressing in the visitors' room. Contractor George Hougard is moving work at the stadium at a rapid pace, and one of the problems at the moment, George winked yesterday, "is getting the goal posts up - we've got to get 'em set in that cement so that they don't get knocked over."...The Packer executive committee adjourned its weekly meeting Monday noon a little early and convened at the home of Packer President Russ Bogda, who has been confined here while recuperating from major surgery. Russ expects to be back in action in a month. The committee heard a report on the team from Coach Liz Blackbourn and then okayed the purchase of a tarpaulin to cover the gridiron at the new stadium - at a cost of $6,300...Next order of business, involving the enemy, is the Pittsburgh Steeler game in Minneapolis Saturday night. The Catholic Charities benefit in that city's new stadium (designed for major league baseball) will mark the end of the Bays' 1957 non-championship season. The big explosion will follow - the opener against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 29.
SEPT 17 (Green Bay) - Less than two weeks from now, as the frosting on the cake of a spanking new stadium, Green Bay will start to enjoy a trio of Packer home games the like of which it has not seen since 1949. Three of the Pack's oldest rivals, whose series date back to the early days of organized professional football, will again come to town, just as they did in the old days - the world champion New York Giants; the western kings, the Chicago Bears; and the powerful Detroit Lions. What better time to tell the story of these rivalries, among the top traditions of the NFL? The articles to follow will attempt to do so in as much detail as space and endurance of readers will permit. In preparing them, it was necessary to read contemporary accounts of 154 football games, going as far back as 1921. But it was worth the trouble. Surprising, how much one forgets - yet how vividly so much comes back. And what terrific games most of them were! Boy, just reading those stories, even after 30 years, you can still feel the shock of contact way up in the cheap seats. The Bears, Lions and Giants are not only three of the Packers' most ancient enemies; each series has a significance, tradition and color of its own. The Bears and Lions, of course, pretty well speak for themselves. The Giant rivalry has faced to an intermittent affair now, but it was different once. Through these three series have flashed most of football's greatest players in some of the most thrilling moments of professional gridiron history. The roll is too long to list them all, but in addition to Green Bay's own heroes can be mentioned a few. The roster would include such Bear as George Trafton, George Halas, Pete Stinchcomb, Chick Harley, Red Grange, Dutch and Little Joe Sternaman, Hunk Anderson, Paddy Driscoll, Bill Hewitt, The Bronk, Sid Luckman, Johnny Lujack - and dozens more, right down to the current crop...STARS OF PAST: Among Giants stars of past contests have been Al Blozis, Ward Cuff, Ed Danowski, Bill Edwards, Beattie Feathers, Ray Flaherty, Bennie Friedman, Mel Hein, Tuffy Leemans, Ken Strong, Harry Newman, Stout Steve Owen, Jack McBride, Ed Widseth and Jim and Ray Poole. The Lions have come up with Ernie Caddel, Dutch Clark, Ox Emerson, Ace Gutowsky, Glenn Presnell, Frankie Sinkwich, Ray Richards and Whizzer White. The Giant series hasn't generated much steam since the league was organized into two divisions, and the intervals between meetings are getting longer. Except for an exhibition or two, the Giants have invaded Green Bay only twice since 1935 - the last time in 1949. The teams last met in league competition in 1952. The overall record shows the Packers leading the series, 14 wins to 13, with two ties, and only two points ahead over the long pull. Green Bay has scored 376 points to 374 for the Giants. Between them, the two clubs have decided four world championships - in 1929, 1938, 1939 and 1944 - with the Packers winning three. Furthermore, it was against the Giants in New York in 1928 and 1929 that Green Bay achieved national recognition as a full-fledged pro football power. For several years thereafter, the Packers based on New York City during their late eastern swing. Their visits always called forth reams of colorful sports copy from the most cynical sportswriters in the world. The feeling curdled later, and turned positively sour in 1939 when New York agitation forced transfer of the championship playoff from old City Stadium to Milwaukee. Although the Lion competition officially dates from 1934, it actually began in Portsmouth, Ohio, four years earlier. In 1930, the Portsmouth Spartans joined the NFL and almost immediately the rivalry with the Packers assumed proportions of a blood feud second only the Bear vendetta...TRANSFER OF FRANCHISE: Transfer of the Portsmouth franchise to Detroit in 1934 didn't mean anything. The team was the same pennant-hungry bunch that had made things tough in Portsmouth, and its principal mission in life was still to humble the proud Bays. It didn't succeed too well in the early years, with the result that Green Bay still enjoys a 28-19 edge in the series. Most of that was built up between 1934 and 1946, when the Packers won 22 from the Lions while dropping only five. In the past decade, Detroit has won 14 out of 20. Oldest of the rivalries, third oldest in the league and second on the Packer list is that with the Chicago Bears. It may come as a surprise that the Bear series is not the Packers' oldest, but it's true - although not much. The Packer-Cardinal series predates that with the Bears by exactly one week. The Bays met the Cardinals on their first invasion of Chicago the Sunday 
break the first time they came to Green Bay in 1928, they were quickly disabused. They won, but they knew they had been in a dog fight before pulling it out of the fire, 6-0. What's more, the Packers demonstrated the squeaker was no fluke later in the season when they upended the Giants in the Polo Grounds, 7-0, on their first invasion of the East. The Packers gave the New Yorkers a real scare in that inaugural scare. In the second quarter, they smashed to the Giant goal line, only to have Verne Lewellen stopped two inches from a touchdown, and the Giants came on to win in the third. George Wilson started the winning drive with a 40 yard punt return to the Packer 27 and pounded over from the two after hitting Jack Hagerty with a 25 yard pass. It was a different story when the Packers visited New York. Nettled by a patronizing PA announcer's crack about being "underequipped" because Eddie Kotal wouldn't wear a helmet, the Packers completely outplayed the Giants, who never crossed Green Bay's 40 yard stripe. Jim Bowdoin blocked a punt in the third period to give the Packers possession on the Giant 15, and this time Lew wasn't to be denied. He cracked center from three yards out and Red Dunn converted. The clubs met only once in 1929, but that was one of the classic victories in Packer history. Swinging east late in November, the Packers swept into New York undefeated and untied to meet the unbeaten but once tied Giants. The setup was perfect, and the Big Town sportswriters gave it full treatment - a compliment the Packers justified by handing the Giants their only defeat, 20-6, and virtually sewed up their first championship. The Packers, who went the distance with but two timeouts and only one substitution in the final minutes, broke the ice on a short pass from Lewellen to Hurdis McCrary. The Giants made it 7-6 in the third quarter after a 66 yard march, featured by Benny Friedman's aerial sharpshooting. Thereafter, the Packers were overpowering, counting twice in the last period. Bo Molenda went over to climax an 80 yard advance and Johnny Blood shot through tackle for the last tally after Jug Earp carried an interception to the home 27. Battling again for the top spot, the teams waged another thriller in City Stadium the following October, the Packers bagging a 14-7 verdict by beating the Giants at their own passing game. Green Bay scored in the second period when Lew tossed to Tom Nash for a touchdown, but the Giants swarmed right back. Blood broke the deadlock early in the fourth quarter by taking a 20 yard pitch from Red Dunn and racing 55 yards..."HOMETOWN DECISION": The Giants got in their licks back in New York, knocking the Packers temporarily out of first place by annexing a bruising 13-6 "hometown decision." Following Friedman's throw to Red Badgro for a second quarter touchdown, Dale Moran flashed 78 yards up the middle to the Green Bay two and Friedman bucked over. Down 13-0, the Packers fought back to score after twice being halted by penalties inside the five yard line. They failed again at the one-foot mark when two apparent touchdowns were called back. Green Bay won both 1931 meetings, one a real chiller. After the Giants had counted first when Ray Flaherty sprinted 20 yards with a blocked punt, the Packers exploded for four touchdowns and a 27-7 victory. Wuert Englemann turned the flank and ran 45 yards for one TD, Blood took a Dunn aerial for 25 and another, and Lewellen punched across twice. The Packers had to come from behind to win a 14-10 brawl in the Polo Grounds. Blood made a leaping catch of Dunn's pass and dodged 32 yards for an early score, but the Giants moved ahead in the second quarter on a touchdown and a field goal by Moran. Starting from their own 32 late in the third period, the Packers tallied in the fourth as Hank Bruder bulled the last 15 yards with Dunn's short toss. The boys were still trading body blows in 1932. The Packers took a 13-0 decision here, but sustained their first defeat of the season in New York, 6-0. Green Bay had to shoot the works in the first contest, scoring in the first period on McCrary's 14 yards blast and in the fourth on Bruder's five yard plunge. Lavvie Dilweg set it up for Hank by racing to the Giant one-yard line with a pass from Arnie Herber. Unbeaten and apparently headed for a fourth straight championship, the Packers were dumped in New York for the first of three late reverses that stripped them of their triple crown. The champions couldn't get rolling on a muddy turf and never threatened seriously after a fumble at midfield opened the gates for the Giants. Ray Flaherty made a great goal line catch of Jack McBride's 31-yard fling. The Giants, en route to the first Eastern Division title, swept the board in 1933. The outcome of the first game, played for the first time in Milwaukee, was never in doubt, although the score was only 10-7. Trailing 10-0 in the last quarter, the Packers made it look respectable in the record books by striking after a short Giant punt. Bob Monnett connected with Blood for 25 yards and Johnny scooted the remaining five. The Packers didn't have it in a 17-6 rout in the Polo Grounds. Dale Burnett set the pace in the second quarter with an 85 yard runback of an intercepted pass, and the Giants widened the gap to 17-0 in the third on Badgro's lucky catch of a batted-down aerial and Ken Strong's 30 yard placekick. Late in the game, the Packers flashed nearly 70 yards in two plays. Herber and Bruder got together on a 42-yarder to the Giant 25, and Milt Gantenbein made a diving, juggling catch of Arnie's next heave as he stumbled over the goal line. The "you-pop-me-I'll-slug-you" rule was back in effect in 1934, and the fact that the Giants were on the road to the title cut no ice. The Packers demonstrated an unbecoming lack of awe by lacing the New Yorkers, 20-6, in Milwaukee, but the Giants turned the tables when it counted later, 17-3. Outplaying the Giants at every turn, the Packers piled up their points on a pair of field goals by Bob Monnett and touchdowns by Roger Grove and Buckets Goldenberg. Harry Newman had his day in the Polo Grounds, running to two third period touchdowns after Clarke Hinkle and Strong had matched field goals in the first. The home-and-home series ended in 1935 when only one game was played. But that one was worth it. Luring the champion Giants back into City Stadium, the Packers administered a 16-7 upset, although the Giants drew first blood with a neat bit of skulduggery. Ed Dankowski hit Mal Frankian with a 13-yard aerial and the latter pitched a lateral to Burnett, who sprinted 40 yards to score. The Packers reacted violently in the second half, rolling over the Giants on Bruder's 65-yard dash with an interception, Monnett's 17-yard field goal, and a touchdown by hulking Cal Hubbard. Cal blocked a punt, caught the ball in the air, and rumbled five yards to the goal line. Hubbard was in the Giant line in 1936, but the Packers were back on the Glory Road, and even Big Cal couldn't faze them as they crushed the Giants in New York, 26-14. With Hinkle playing an outstanding game, the Packers crunched to a 17-7 lead, stood off a Giant rally and won going away. Herm Schneidmann registered his first touchdown as a Packer by taking a toss from Herber and running 60 yards.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Tuesday night officially got the Packers as its major tenant for the new City Stadium. The City Council authorized the signing of a 20-year lease with the Packer Corp. for $30,000 each year and received the $30,000 payment for the 1957 football season. The lease represents the formal agreement of the Packer pledge to pay half the principal of the 20-year, $960,000 stadium bond issue and interest on this half. The lease provides the Packers with an option to rent for an additional 25 years after the 20-year period and creates arbitration procedure for 1977 if an agreement is not reached on a rental figure. Under suspension of rules, the Council also adopted an ordinance to annex a one-acre strip along S. Oneida Street, east of the original stadium tract. The city received the acre at no cost as part of a Packers-County agreement to align stadium, arena and football practice field properties last spring.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) – Dedication program for the new City Stadium was outlined by Mayor Otto Rachals during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Rachals said the program would open about 30 minutes before kickoff time with Dominic Olejniczak, a committee co-chairman, introducing the mayor, aldermen, John Somerville, stadium architect, and George Hougard, general contractor. These introductions will include Roman Denissen, Council president at the time the stadium was approved, and a mention of the late First Ward Ald. Harold Reynolds, also a Council member at that time. Rachals said his remarks would pay tribute to the voters of Green Bay who made the new stadium possible with their endorsement of the 1956 bonding referendum. The pregame ceremony will conclude with appearances of clergymen representing three faiths and raising of the flag. Olejniczak, representing Pres. Russ Bodga of the Packers Corp., who is ill, will be master of ceremonies during halftime. He will introduce Gov. Vernon Thomson, who will make a two-minute speech, Bert Bell, NFL commissioner, Rep. John W. Byrnes of Green Bay, George Halas, Chicago Bears owner, E.L. Lambeau, one of the founders of the Packers, and Marilyn Elaine Van Derbur, 1957 Miss America. “Byrnes will be introduced as a congressman who worked hard to correct the Supreme Court ruling putting football under anti-trust regulations,” Rachals told the Council.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) – Four Democratic leaders met with Mayor Otto Rachals without success today on their contention that Sen. Alexander Wiley and Sen. William Proxmire should be invited to take part in the Sept. 29 dedication program for the new City Stadium. Rachals has backed the stand of a civic committee planning the program in invitations for Gov. Vernon Thomson, Rep. John Byrnes and Vice President Richard Nixon, all Republicans. Nixon has not informed the committee whether he will be able to attend. The committee has said Thomson was invited to illustrate the statewide character of the Packers. Nixon was invited in hopes of getting national notice for the day, and that Byrnes was asked at the request of Bert Bell, NFL commissioner, because of his work during sports anti-trust hearings in Congress. Rachals reported after the meeting today that he had told the Democrats he would be “inserting politics into it if he asked Proxmire because he happened to be a Democrat and all the others were Republicans.” The invited three were asked because of the offices they hold and not because of their party affiliation, he said. Owen Monfils, county Democratic chairman, said after the meeting it was difficult for him to understand why there was room on the program for three Republicans but not place for the two senators. “The mayor refused to invite the senators because there was no room for them. If we do not have room for our two senators, we feel it would be in better taste not to invite any political officials,” Monfils said. The other three Democrats who met with the Mayor were John Reynolds, Jr., state executive committee member, John Duffy, and Donald Miller.
SEPT 18 (Minneapolis) - In 1956, the Green Bay Packers were the weakest team, defensively, in the NFL. So far, in the 1957 exhibition campaign, the Packers have won five games without a defeat – and stout defense is the reason for the preliminary success. That’s the word brought in Tuesday by Tom Miller, advance man for the Green Bay crew which meets the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Catholic Welfare game at Metropolitan Stadium Saturday night. “The team is just the reverse of last year,” says Miller, a veteran himself of four NFL playing seasons as well as half a dozen years of college coaching. “Most of the touchdowns we’ve made so far have been set up by the defense.” How come this about face? Vastly different personnel is the answer. Miller points out that the Packers have only 18 players left from last year’s squad. They gained 10 in trades, five from Cleveland and four – all first stringers – from Detroit for their spectacular quarterback – Tobin Rote. They also have half a dozen back from service, including Max McGee, an end who scored nine touchdowns in 1954, and half a dozen rookies. The “freshmen” include All Americans Paul Hornung from Notre Dame and Ron Kramer from Michigan. Both have “made it” and then some with the Packers. “Hornung,” Miller reports, “can and will play halfback, quarterback and fullback, although you’ll see him start at left half Saturday. He’s just a good football player. Kramer is doing an excellent job. Coach (Lisle) Blackbourn is using him at right halfback (or slot back). It’s a blocking and pass catching spot and Ron is fitting in perfectly. Vito Parilli is doing a fine job at quarterback but he’s the second stringer because Bart Starr has arrived in his second pro year. He and Parilli completed 13 of 16 passes against Washington last Sunday. We think we have a good chance in the tough Western Division.” The Steelers worked out yesterday at McRae park adjoining the Catholic Boys home, and will drill today at Metropolitan Stadium, which now is set up for the game. The Packers will arrive Friday morning.
SEPT 18 (Minneapolis) - While the Pittsburgh Steelers held a light practice session Tuesday to tone up for the football exhibition against Green Bay Saturday night at Metropolitan Stadium, publicitor Tom Miller of Green Bay arrived in town to explain some of the reasons for the Packers’ unbeaten start. “Our defense has improved and the Packers are better balanced than at any time under Coach Liz Blackbourn,” Miller said. “We’ve won five straight exhibitions without a loss.” Miller reported that Ron Kramer, All-American end from Michigan, is playing right halfback on offense and has been doing a tremendous job. He’s virtually a third end in Blackbourn’s offense and has helped the Packers because of his blocking and pass-grabbing ability. “In Kramer and ends Bill Howton, Gary Knafelx and Max McGee,” Miller continued, “we think we’ve got four of the best offensive ends in the NFL. Bart Starr, a steady performer who was always in the shadow of Tobin Rote, has moved in to take over at T-quarterback and has been great in early games. Last Sunday against Washington, Starr completed 10 of 13 passes and Babe Parilli hit three-for-three.” Paul Hornung, All-America quarterback from Notre Dame, has been shifted to left halfback. He weighs 220 pounds now and also knows the plays from the T-quarterback spot if needed, according to Miller. “Our defensive secondary has been superb with Bobby Dillon, John Symank and John Petitbon while Sam Palumbo has anchored the line on defense,” Miller said. “Our winter trades have worked out well because we got Petitbon and Palumbo from Cleveland in the Roger Zatkoff deal. We thought the fans might be down when we traded away Rote to use a less established star like Starr, but the interest has been better than ever.” Green Bay has sold 24,000 season tickets and the Bear game is already sold out. The new stadium, seating 32,500, will be dedicated Sept. 29 against the Bears. It was built through a bond issue voted by Green Bay citizens. Meantime, Coach Buddy Parker sent the Steelers through a light 90-minute practice at Catholic Boys Home. Pittsburgh will drill again this morning at the Stadium or Lake Nokomis. Green Bay will arrive Friday and practice at the Stadium. Veteran fullback Dale Atkeson, who changed his mind about retirement after being obtained in a trade from Washington, joined the Steelers yesterday. Brad Myers, a back, was dropped to make room for Atkeson.
SEPT 18 (Pittsburgh Press) - Coach Buddy Parker's search for perfection continued today as he purchased, in a straight cash deal, another offensive guard - John Nisby, a 20-year old, 235-pound Negro, from the Green Bay Packers. Nisby will join the Steelers today, joining fullback Dale Atkeson who checked in yesterday after first refusing to report to the Steelers because Pittsburgh was "too smoggy, too dirty." The Steelers are working in Minneapolis this week. They meet the Green Bay Packers in the preseason finale there Saturday night. Atkeson, former Washington star who was traded to the Steelers last Wednesday for rookie Don Owens, 260-pound tackle from Mississippi Southern, arrived in time for yesterday's workout. To make room for him, Coach Buddy Parker dropped Brad Myers, a halfback he had acquired in a conditional trade with the Los Angeles Rams three weeks ago. Since Myers failed to make the team, the deal for a future draft choice has been cancelled. Meanwhile, Parker is running into unexpected opposition in his search for still another offensive guard. After he claimed 235-pound Dalton Truax of Tulane from the Green Bay Packers yesterday, the New York Giants stepped in to halt the deal. The Giants offered to purchase Truax from the Packers. The Steelers made a counter-offer, but Parker fears that it will not be acceptable to the Packers who, as a last resort, may recall waivers on the suddenly-popular lineman. The same thing happened with halfback Val Joe Walker, waived by the Detroit Lions Monday. Parker claimed Walker, too, but the San Francisco Forty-Niners arrived first with a cash deal and captured the former Southern Methodist star.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers Wednesday sold tackle John Nisby, former College of the Pacific, to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a cash deal and traded tackle Dalton Truax to the New York Giants for a 1958 NFL draft choice. The Packers did not disclose the amount of cash involved in the Nisby deal. Truax has been placed on waivers, but the Packers recalled the waivers before making the deal with the Giants.
SEPT 18 (Green Bay) - Howie Ferguson, the Green Bay Packers' first string fullback, was back in action Wednesday after having his ailing knees checked by the team doctor. Coach Liz Blackbourn, when asked if Fergy's knee troubles might shelve the hard running back, said: "Ferguson scrimmaged today. Does that sound like he's on the shelf?" However, Blackbourn confirmed that rookie Paul Hornung has been working out at fullback, and may be used there as well as at halfback. Earlier, the Packers sold tackle John Nisby of the College of the Pacific to the Steelers for an undisclosed amount of cash.
Blackbourn is faced with all sorts of complications. For instance, the team has eight ends – four on offense and four on defense. On offense, the Packers have Billy Howton, Gary Knafelc, Dick Deschaine and Max McGee. Howton, Knafelc and McGee are enough to handle the pass catching, Liz admitted, but what about Deschaine? “Dick is a great one with his punting and you don’t let great ones go or trade them,” Blackbourn said. There could be one consolation – big Max would become a back if necessary. He was a pass-catching back at Tulane and switched to end when he became a Packer in ’54. Defensively, the Bays have Nate Borden, John Martinkovic, Jim Temp and Carlton Massey at ends. They’re all good football players, but normally only three can be carried. Blackbourn has solved some of the problems by shifting the hard-socking Borden to defensive tackle and looking at Massey at linebacker. Also in line with this, defensive tackle Dave Hanner is learning offensive tackle plays. And so it goes. Blackbourn and coaching aides Ray McLean, Lou Rymkus and Jack Morton must reduce the squad by six and it will be no easy task – especially those lost three or four players. Maybe this is the year players should be stockpiled for two new teams in the National League. You can bet that the final cuts made by the 12 clubs next Tuesday will be what coaches usually call “good football players.”…The Packers will fly to Minneapolis Friday morning in two North Central planes, leaving Austin Straubel Field at 9 o’clock. The team will headquarter at the Nicollet Hotel and practice in Minneapolis Friday afternoon. Coach Buddy Parker and his Steelers have been in Minneapolis since Monday. A crowd of 22,000 persons is expected and the Catholic Charities game already has an advance sale of 14,000.
SEPT 19 (Green Bay) - The once-heated Packer-Giant feud has dwindled in the last ten years to an occasional league contest, spiced with a few exhibition clashes. But in the decade between 1937 and 1946, it acquired a status that might have entitled it to be called the “rivalry of champions” had it kept up the pace. In those years, each won four division championships, and they clashed three times for the world title, with the Packers twice victorious. Only thing wrong was that all but two of the meetings were in New York. Only once since 1935 – and that was in 1949 – have the Giants come to Green Bay, while the Milwaukee playoff of 1939 left a bitter taste. There wasn’t much championship aura about the 1937 game, however, as the Giants, utilizing an effective overhead game, dealt the Packers an unexpectedly low blow, a 10-0 defeat. With the Packers unable to get untangled, New York tallied on Tal Manton’s second quarter field goal and a touchdown by Jim Poole in the third. Poole took a 30-yard pass from Ed Danowski for the score…RESULT WASN’T HAPPY: They collided in the first of their three title playoffs in 1938, but the result wasn’t happy for Green Bay. Having toppled the Packers in regular season play, the Giants did it again, 23-17. The smoked-up Giants caught the Packers on a downbeat after a peak performance against Detroit and gave them a thorough going over in the first encounter. The wrecking job began on the second half kickoff, when Hinkle was submerged in the end zone for a safety, and was completed in spectacular fashion by Ward Cuff and Mel Hein. Cuff split the Green Bay center and fled 76 yards to a TD, and Hein stampeded 55 yards for another with a stolen Packer aerial. The playoff was a frenzied rouser, studded with some of the most jolting blocks and vicious tackles ever seen on a Gotham gridiron. Twice trailing by nine points, the Packers narrowed the gap each time and took a 17-16 lead in the third quarter on a field goal by Tiny Engebretsen. The Giants promptly lashed back 62 yards. The payoff was a throw from Danowski that Hank Soar took away from two Green Bay defenders on the six, dragging one of them across the goal line as he smashed through for the winning score. All through the final quarter the Packers kept threatening but couldn’t quite make it…NOT BIG LEAGUE: The clubs won their divisional titles again in 1939, and this time it was Green Bay’s turn to host the playoff. However, New York agitation, much to the disgust of the local faithful, forced transfer of the game to Milwaukee. Bill Corum stated flatly that Green Bay was not Big League and ought to get out for the good of pro football. Instead, the Packers almost blew New York out of the circuit. “Murder” was the descriptive team for the 27-0 slaughter used by both John Walter of the Press-Gazette and Allison Danzig of the New York Times. The Packers were a perfect football machine, ripping the Giant line to shreds and intercepting six New York aerials. The Giants obtained a measure of revenge in 1940, however, registering in the first two minutes for a 7-3 victory and playing a brilliant defensive game thereafter. Leland Shaffer recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and took a short flip from Les Barnum for the lone touchdown. Barnum’s great punting frustrated the Packers, whose only score came on Hinkle’s last quarter placekick…CAME FROM BEHIND: They did it again in 1942, with a 21-21 deadlock that pulled the string on the Packers’ divisional hopes. In fact, the Pack had to come from behind three times to achieve the tie as Don Hutson set eight league records and equaled another. The Alabama Antelope caught 14 forward passes, most of them from Cecil Isbell, for 134 yards and two touchdowns, besides booting three conversions. Ted Fritsch set up the last tally, registered by Tony Canadeo, by shattering left tackle on a 55 yard jaunt to the Giant 18 yard line. Hutson and Canadeo were again the heroes of the Packers’ 35-21 conquest in 1943, as Green Bay broke a 21-21 tie with two touchdowns in the last four minutes. Hutson caught seven passes, two for touchdowns, and actually threw another for a score. Canadeo completed 12 of 18 throws for 173 yards and two tallies – both to Hutson – caught a pass from Andy Uram for a touchdown, and bootlegged up the middle for 35 yards and another. Hutson’s switch came on an end-around when he fired a bulls-eye 38 yards to Harry Jacunski…BALKED INTO TITLE: A typical Packer-Giant screwball came out in 1944, when the Packers backed into the Western Division title while being crushed by the Giants, 24-0; then proceeded to trounce them in the playoff, 14-7. Little Howie Ferguson dogged Hutson so effectively that he held him to 31 yards on four completions, carried one interception back for a touchdown and set up another Giant score. Arnie Herber, out of retirement and in a New York uniform, passed for one Giant touchdown and kept his old club off balance all afternoon. The Packers handcuffed the Giants in the first half of the playoff and built up a 14-0 lead, but had to fight off a second half surge led by Herber. Ted Fritsch racked up both Bay tallies, one on a short plunge and the other on a pass from Irv Comp. Herber’s passing dominated the second half, but the Giants could score only once…SCORE CALLED BACK: Big Charlie Brock had a larcenous day in 1945 (stealing the ball to set up a tie-breaking score in the third quarter, running 27 yards with an intercepted pass for a touchdown and almost getting it again) as Bill Paschal went over for a consolation Giant tally. Ted Fritsch sped 95 yards with the opening kickoff but the score was called back when he stepped out of bonds on the Giant 11. The final score was 23-14. The 24-24 deadlock in 1947 was a rock-and-sock heart stopper, the Packers coming back in the last seven minutes after staging an old-fashioned goal line stand. Behind 24-10, the Packers won on the passing of Indian Jack Jacobs, who threw two scoring strikes to Milt Luhn and one to Jim Gillette. The goal line stand came in the final quarter when Jim Blumenstock was piled up four times after New York got a first down on the Green Bay two-yard mark...CONERLY STILL AROUND: A quarterback named Conerly was the villain of the 49-3 massacre in 1949, worst defeat in Green Bay history. Chuckin' Charley, who will be around again Oct. 6, completed 20 of 30 throws for 291 yards and three touchdowns and tallied once himself. Em Tunnell added to the rout with a 43-yard scoring runback of an interception. Conerly was still the Packer nemesis in 1949, when the Giants whipped them, 30-10, in their first Green Bay appearance since 1935. Conerly passed to four touchdowns, three times hitting Choo-Choo Roberts, once for 45 yards and again for 41. Only bright spot for Green Bay was Paul Earhart's 57 yard return of a punt for a consolation tally. The last Packer-Giant meeting was in 1952, and this time the Packers capitalized on two fumbles for a 17-3 upset. Babe Parilli, back with the Packers again this year, passed to Bobby Mann for one tally and scored the other himself. The Packer line, sparked by Ad Wimberly and Ray Bray, harried Conerly all afternoon.
SEPT 19 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) - Coach Buddy Parker, who spent his first three weeks trading off draft choices, has now started getting them back. Parker gained one yesterday when he sent Bob Gaona, a veteran tackle, to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange of a draft choice. Number of the selection in the 1958 lottery was not disclosed. The 245-pound Gaona, a graduate of Wake Forest and resident of Ambridge, has been with the Steelers for three years. He is the seventh veteran dropped from the squad since Parker took command of the team. Preceding him out of Pittsburgh were halfback Johnny Lattner, who quit due to a knee injury; backs Lynn Chadnois, Jack O'Brien, Henry Ford and Jack Scarbath and linebacker Marv Matuszak. Matuszak was traded to the San Francisco Forty-Niners. The others were released outright. Gaona's trade to the Eagles made room for 235-pound Jack Nisby, a two-way lineman purchased yesterday from the Green Bay Packers. Nisby, an outstanding tackle at the College of the Pacific last year, was the Packers' sixth draft choice. The shakeup in backs has left the Steelers with only three veterans - fullback Franny Rogel, quarterback Ted Marchibroda and halfback Sid Watson. Five players must be released following Saturday night's game against the Packers at Minneapolis.
SEPT 19 (Minneapolis) - For the first time in almost three weeks, Coach Buddy Parker failed to make a player trade today, but admitted he hasn't given up trying. He sent his 39 players - quarterback Ear lMorrall still hasn't checked into camp from San Francisco - through a long afternoon workout on a soggy Lake Nakomis gridiron. It was real autumnal weather. In the past 24 hours a cold front came roaring over the Plain states from Montana and sent the temperatures tumbling 40 degrees to the low forties. Originally, Parker scheduled a morning workout for all the backs and ends. But he was forced to cancel this anticipated passing drill when a chilly rain began to fall. It stopped raining during the afternoon session, but a sharp wind kept the players on the move. The head coach admitted that he must now concentrate on his offensive unit. He has only ten days left prior to the opening of the championship season against the Washington Redskins in Pittsburgh. At the moment, a few of the players who will start against the Redskins haven't had a chance to meet one another, let alone learn the offense. So it seems certain that all of this week and most of the next will be spent executing what plays he plans to use against Joe Kuharich's crew. A witness at today's practice was John Blood, one of the most celebrated Rooneymen of the past 25 years. John now is living in Green Bay and working on his imaginative treatise, "Spending Yourself Rich". If this idea works, Blood undoubtedly will be the next President of the United States.
SEPT 19 (Minneapolis) - The foot still is in pro football and the fans who watch the Green Bay Packers play the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Catholic Welfare game at Metropolitan Stadium Saturday night will see one of the best. It is owned by Frank Cone, veteran fullback of the Packers. Cone has booted 41 field goals in his six years with Green Bay and is off to a great start this season. In five exhibition games, he already has kicked NINE placements from the field and nine conversions in as many tries. Thus, the former Clemson star has accounted for 36 of the Packers' 90 points, in five victories, with his toe alone. The Steelers are not deficient in the line either. They have Gary Glick, the Colorado A & M star who booted four field goals before a broken jaw forced him out of action early in his freshman pro season last year. He has kicked four field goals so far this season. Neither Cone, nor Glick, is a kicking specialist. Cone is a heavy duty ball carrier while Glick is an ace on defense. And Sid Watson, who became the Steeler placekicker when Gary was hurt last year, was the club's No. 2 ball carrier behind Fran Rogell. The Packers are pretty well set for Saturday's game, but the game cannot be said for the Steelers team with the offensive team still up in the air. Even coach Buddy Parker is not sure just who will start on attack, says Ed Kiely, publicitor for the Pittsburghers. "In the backfield just about anyone on the roster has a chance to be in there," Kiely added. "Earl Morrall, the new quarterback, hasn't even worked out with the team yet. The offense group has a lot of work to do in the next 11 days. It may be midseason before things get rolling but by then the Steelers ought to start whomping someone. Parker is a great offensive coach and a great organizer. When he gets what he wants and gets it welded together, he'll be mighty tough to beat." To show the extent of the Steelers' rebuilding program, some 13 players have been released and several trades have been made for a total of some 25 personnel changes. "Our camp," Kiely quipped, "has been like a Greyhound bus terminal, someone going, someone coming all the time." The latest Steeler acquisition was John Nisby, College of Pacific tackle purchased from Green Bay. The squad had a 90-minute workout yesterday and will drill again today while the Packers, arriving tomorrow morning, will work out at the Stadium in the afternoon.
examination before the big show against the Chicago Bears here Sept. 29. There’s a big problem to be faced by Blackbourn before the Bear battle – cutting the squad by six players (to 35) by next Tuesday. 
SEPT 20 (Green Bay) - The word is really getting around about the Press-Gazette's search for the All-Time Green Bay Packer football team. Ballots and notes have been coming in from servicemen located at sea, from soldiers situated on both coasts, and from former residents scattered throughout the Midwest, who cling to their Press-Gazette subscriptions. One of the interesting developments in this mushroom of enthusiasm for the project was a sports column in the Sheboygan Press Tuesday in which Sports Editor Dwight Pelkin takes notice of the naming contest and enters his own selections for the All Time squad. Pelkin's line choices included ends Don Hutson and Lavvie Dilweg, tackles Cal Hubbard and Cub Buck, guards Mike Michalske and Buckets Goldenberg, and Jug Earp at center. In his dream backfield from 38 years of Packer players, Pelkin selected Clarke Hinkle at fullback with Red Dunn at quarter. His halfbacks were colorful Johnny (Blood) McNally and passing wizard Cecil Isbell. A considerable number of northeastern Wisconsin fans have agreed with most of Pelkin's choices but the search isn't over. Polls for the all-time team nominations will be closed at midnight Saturday, which leaves just two days for entry filling. Results from the two-week newspaper search are to be published Friday, Sept. 27 in the Press-Gazette's Souvenir Edition.
SEPT 20 (Pittsburgh Press) - The strategy of the Detroit Lions during the years they were winning championships provides the first solid clue to the Steelers' frantic, last-minute search for a quarterback. It
appears that Coach Buddy Parker is looking for a combination runner-passer, a drastic departure from the type of quarterback the Steelers have used in the past. Joe Bach and Walt Kiesling, Parker's predecessors, emphasized passing; running was incidental. Parker has changed the pattern to the extent that his quarterback must do both. In the last week, the former Detroit coach has acquired rookie Jack Kemp from the Lions and sophomore Earl Morrall from the San Francisco Forty-Niners, both of whom have one things in common. Each is big enough and strong enough to develop into a heavy-duty ball carrier. Morrall is 6-1, 195 pounds; the six-foot Kemp weighs 200. The acquisition of this pair leaves the future of veteran Ted Marchibroda and rookie Len Dawson up in the air. Neither is regarded as a powerhouse runner. When in a position to do so, Parker made good use of his quarterback as a runner. Bobby Layne, for example, was a key in Detroit's ground game. In 1952-53, before he was stricken with an arm injury, the sturdily-built Texan carried the ball 181 times, second only to Hunchy Hoernschmeyer, the Lions' bread-and-butter back who carried 207 times over the same span. Of NFL coaches, Parker is the only one who uses the option play as an integral part of his offense.
SEPT 20 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - It's no secret the physical condition of Howie Ferguson poses the biggest problem in the Packer camp these days. The veteran fullback developed a chronic knee ailment last season. He was given a clean bill of health by a physician, who insisted no surgery was necessary during the off-season. But after a five-game pre-season test, it is quite noticeable Fergy is having trouble again. There's little doubt a sound Ferguson gives the Packers their best ground punch. In 1955, he was practically unstoppable, picking up 859 yards for a 4.5 average which was second in the league only to the Colts' Alan Ameche. But his block busting style of hitting tacklers began to take its toll last season as those knees acted up. Ferguson was less than half as effective, picking up 367 yards. Coach Liz Blackbourn was forced to send his old pro, Fred Cone, as a replacement and "Old Pineapple" came through in great style. Blackbourn now is giving bonus choice Paul Hornung a crack at the post. If Ferguson's ailment gets worse, what then? Blackbourn shudders at the thought. But if worst comes to worst help will have to be found. While Fergy will be watched carefully against the Steelers at Minneapolis Saturday night, Blackbourn will bench another ace runner. Al Carmichael, the speedy Californian, was injured in the Giants game and it is expected end Max McGee will get a shot at his position.
SEPT 20 (Minneapolis) - There will be professional football with a strong Big Ten - and Notre Dame - flavor at Metropolitan Stadium Saturday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers meet the Green Bay Packers in the annual Catholic Welfare game. No less than 17 former Western Conference stars are on the rosters of the two teams, along with five who played for the South Bend Irish. And the Eastern Division Steelers have an even heavier midwest accent than Green Bay, which long has shown a predilection for players from its own section. The Pittsburghers list 10 from the Western Conference and two from Notre Dame; the Packers have seven ex-Big Tenners and three ex-Notre Damers. There isn't a Minnesota graduate on either of the squad. Pittsburgh has three Big Ten quarterback in Len Dawson (Purdue); Earl Morrall (Michigan State) and Gene Cichowski (Indiana), the latter having been moved to the defensive platoon. Then there are Fred Bruney (Ohio State) and Dick Alban (Northwestern), defensive backs, and halfbacks Harland Carl and Jug Girard (both Wisconsin). In the line are Bill Michael (Ohio State) and Joe Krupa (Purdue) plus end Jim Freeman of Iowa. Guard Bob O'Neill and tackle Frank Varrichione represent Notre Dame. The Packers offer such Big Ten grads as Ron Kramer (Michigan) and Glenn Young (Purdue) in the backfield, in addition to tackle Norm Masters (Michigan State), guard Norm Amundsen (Wisconsin), linebacker Tom Bettis (Purdue) and ends Jim Temp (Wisconsin) and Nate Borden (Indiana). From Notre Dame are the versatile backfield rookie, Paul Hornung, and two defensive stalwarts, Sam Palumbo and John Petitbon. When they go into action tomorrow night the Packers will present possibly the heaviest football team ever to trod a Minnesota gridiron. Their offensive team will average 225 pounds with the backs scaling 216 and the line 231. Only starters on attack under 220 pounds will be the quarterback, Bart Starr (205), and his No. 1 receiver, the great end Billy Howton (190). The Steelers will be virtually as big in the line although somewhat lighter than Green Bay in the backfield where the Packers have Hornung, Kramer and Howie Ferguson all going 220. The Packers were scheduled to arrive by air at 11:15 today and plan a brief workout at Metropolitan Stadium at 2:30 p.m. The Steelers follow them on the new gridiron.
SEPT 20 (Minneapolis) - The story in the Boston Traveler reporting Green Bay's 13-10 victory over the defending world champion New York Giants said: "The only clinker in the Harry Agganis Fund pro football exhibition was the guy who was billed to be the hero, the Green Bay Packers' Paul Hornung. It wasn't until he was yanked in the first half that the Packers roused to collar the Giants." Hornung acknowledged after the game that he still is an amateur against the pros. "The pro system is much more intricate than anything used in college ball." said Hornung, "yet it had to be learned in two or three weeks; in college, you start as a freshman and may not play until your junior or senior year. After all, the pros are paying you. They expect you to earn your money. I weigh 215, which is about five pounds over my weight. I didn't want to get down too fine until the regular season started. But I love pro ball and I'll adjust to it in a few weeks." Hornung is expected to start at left halfback against the Pittsburgh Steelers here Saturday night.
SEPT 21 (Minneapolis) - Minneapolis will gets its annual taste of "live" professional football tonight when the Green Bay Packers meet the Pittsburgh Steelers at Metropolitan Stadium in the Catholic Welfare charity game. It will be the last exhibition game for both teams before the National League championship campaign open next Sunday. And, while the Packers go into the game with a 5-0 record, as compared to the Steelers' 2-3 mark, it is a case with both of "time will tell." Despite Green Bay's success so far, Coach Lisle Blackbourn is not being carried away. "I think we are improved," the gray-haired coach observed, "but I'll have to see the team in regular league competition before I can be sure. So far our offense has been much better than last year, even brilliant. But it hasn't been tested in league play yet. There are some questions to be answered on offense, too." He is most concerned about his offensive line, which lost three men through retirement and military draft. "We had to make a move to plug the spots because rookies just can't fill then in this league," he explained. "So we went high and gave Detroit Tobin Rote, a great quarterback, an inspiring player and very popular in Green Bay, to get what we needed most. We got three experienced middlemen in Oliver Spencer, Jim Salsbury and Norm Masters, plus a good runner in Don McIlhenny. If they come through, we could do well." Blackbourn thinks Bart Starr, Rote's sub last year, backed by Babe Parilli, can handle the quarterback chores, and he likes two of his highly-ballyhooed rookies - Ron Kramer of Michigan and Paul Hornung of Notre Dame. "Kramer has done well at the slot back. He's big and tough. Hornung maybe is a little too versatile to have made good progress so far. We've played him at quarterback, halfback and fullback, but now we'll settle him at halfback and I think he'll do all right." Buddy Parker of the Steelers also is rebuilding and possibly is somewhat behind the Packers in the process. He had hoped to give his new quarterback, Earl Morrall, formerly of Michigan State, a test tonight but Earl didn't report until Thursday night so will sit out this one. One of the marked men in tonight's game will be Billy Howton, Packer end and one of the greatest pass receivers of modern times. He caught 12 for touchdowns last year to lead the NFL.
SEPT 21 (Minneapolis) - Coach Liz Blackbourn of Green Bay says the Packers "play to win" whether in tonight's exhibition against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Metropolitan Stadium or in the NFL. "Football is a game which must be played with a certain on-edge mental set or there is no use of playing the game at all," adds Blackbourn, whose Packers have had the right set in five straight triumphs this fall. "We've been winning with defense," continues Blackbourn. "We're trying to generate more of a running game from halfbacks Don McIlhenny and fullback Howie Ferguson, but our passing attack has been sharp with quarterbacks Bart Starr and Babe Parilli pitching to our front men Billy Howton, Gary Knafelc, Max McGee and Ron Kramer. We're using our third offensive line is as many years and that's what we've really been lacking. We got Oliver Spencer, Jim Salsbury and Norm Masters in the Detroit trade for Tobin Rote and figure to be improved up front." Coach Buddy Parker admits the Steelers will have to challenge the Packers "with defense. Our defensive unit is experienced and strong, but we're not ready to move yet on offense." Delay in arrival of quarterback Earl Morrall, secured in a trade from San Francisco, will leave the Steelers' T-quarterbacking up to Ted Marchibroda, Jack Kemp and Len Dawson. If Morrall plays at all, it will be on a limited play basis, perhaps to do some passing and punting. Both Green Bay and Pittsburgh, 2-3 in exhibitions, will be taking their final "shakedown" tonight for the start of the regular league season. The Packers open against the Bears in Green Bay a week from Sunday and Pittsburgh plays Washington. "In exhibition games," Blackbourn continues, "you do a certain amount of experimenting but the idea of winning is always uppermost. However, in this last exhibition before the start of the season, we're down to 40 players, within two of the limit, so we won't use the number of players that we might in earlier exhibitions." A crowd of close to 20,000 persons is expected for the 8 p.m. contest tonight. Tickets are still available at the Stadium, Billy and Martys, Duffys and Field Schlick. Proceeds will go to Catholic Charities. The game will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on WCCO.
SEPT 21 (Minneapolis-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers get their last chance to exercise for fun tonight. After this evening's show with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Metropolitan Stadium, the Packers launch their 12-game NFL schedule against the big bad Bears in Green Bay's new stadium. That's not for fun - but for blood! A capacity crowd of around 22,000 is expected for tonight's Catholic Charities benefit. Kickoff is set for 8 o'clock and the battle will be broadcast via the Press-Gazette's WJPG. The Packers are the only unbeaten team in the Grapefruit League as of now, and they're favored to remain that way despite Pitt Coach Buddy Parker's knowledge of the Packers. By winning tonight, the Packers would have a 6-0 record! Parker picked up considerable "know" about the Packers during his long career as head coach of the Detroit Lions. And the Packers have beaten Buddy's Lions only twice in 14 games since Parker replaced the late Bo McMillin in '51. There's one consolation: Parker's Steelers aren't the likes of the championship powerhouses he had at Detroit. Buddy is getting assistance at Pittsburgh from big Walt Kiesling, the former Pitt head coach who played and coached at Green Bay. Since this game is "for fun" tonight, it doesn't make much difference which team wins or loses, but Coach Liz Blackbourn is looking for a good, representative performance from the Packers. He expects the Bays to score some points - at least get over the 18-point average established by Fred Cone & Company in the first five tests. Cone scored 36 of the 90 marks on nine field goals and nine extra points...KRAMER AT SLOT: Tonight's lineups will be pretty much of a tipoff o the key figures to be used by the Pack in league competition. Watch the starting lineup and the athletes at work when the going gets tough. The opening backfield will probably be Bart Starr at quarterback, Don McIlhenny or Al Carmichael at left half, Ron Kramer at slot back and Howie Ferguson at fullback. The ends? This is interesting because Max McGee, the Bays' regular left end as a rookie in '54, is back and in shape, and he'll probably share the job now with Gary Knafelc. Billy Howton will be at right end. The tackles will be Norm Masters and Ollie Spencer; the guard Jim Salsbury and Norm Amundsen; and the center Jim Ringo. The Packers' starting defensive lineup will be missing one John Martinkovic for the first time since '51 because Big John is now a New York Giant. He was traded Thursday for a high draft choice. Carlton Massey or Jim Temp will take his place at one end and Nate Borden will go at the other. The rest of the defense has Bobby Dillon and rookie John Symank at safety; John Petitbon and Hank Gremminger at cornerbackers; Bill Forester, Sam Palumbo and Tom Bettis at linebackers; and Dave Hanner and Jerry Helluin at tackles. Working in for big tests will be Paul Hornung, who will be confined to halfback and/or fullback; Ron Quillian at fullback; Carl Vereen at tackle; Ernie Danjean at linebacker; Bill Priatko at center; and Bill Roberts and Glenn Young at defensive halfback...PICKED UP GUARD: The Steeler operation is pretty much of a tossup due to the timetable changes made by Parker in the past few weeks. He has picked up six former Detroit players, including Jug Girard, the onetime Packers. Parker probably will start Earl Morrall, the former 49er, at quarterback; Dick Young, onetime fullback at Baltimore; Elbie Nickel, ex-Steeler end, at slot; and Steeler immortal Bill Rogell at fullback. The talented Ray Mathews will be at left end.
SEPT 21 (Green Bay) - The period from 1941 through 1948 might well be dubbed the "years of frustration" as far as the Detroit Lions were concerned. Of 16 engagements with the Packers, the Lions won only two, while Green Bay put together strings of ten and five straight victories, including one holdover from 1940. The Packers opened the 1941 campaign with a 23-0 skunking of an impotent Lion team, but even so didn't succeed in denting its goal line until the last seven minutes. Field goals by Engebretsen, Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski were the best the Packers could produce until midway of the fourth quarter when a recovered fumble and an interception paved the way to quick touchdowns by Hutson and Tony Canadeo. Hutson counted twice in the 24-7 waltz in Detroit to eclipse Verne Lewellen's old league mark of 50 touchdowns. The Packers capitalized on Lion fumbles, including three by Whizzer White. The thrill of the day was provided by Detroit's Steve Belichick, however, when he sprinted 73 yards to the Lions' only tally on a punt return...HITS HUTSON FOR TWO: Cecil Isbell led Green Bay to another convincing 38-7 triumph in Milwaukee in 1942, hitting Hutson for two tallies, one on a 70-yard gainer. The Pack counted in every period and smothered the Lions, except for an 80 yard drive in the first quarter on which Detroit took a short-lived team. Although Andy Uram sped 98 yards for a kickoff touchdown in the Detroit fixture, the big news in the Packers' 28-7 conquest was that Huston was kept from scoring a touchdown for the first time that season. Nevertheless Don hauled in enough tosses from Isbell to set up a couple of others. Another feature was the alert defensive ball-hawking of Buckets Goldenberg and Charley Brock. The Packers came up with one of the most diversified attacks in years to turn back the Lions' 1943 invasion of City Stadium, 35-14. Using Hutson mostly as a decoy, Green Bay tallied on drives of 42, 61, 75, 63 and 54 yards. After striking once for 80 yards in two plays, the Lions came up with the day's eye-popper, a forward lateral from Frankie Sinkwich to Bill Fisk to Hopp, on which the latter galloped 75 yards to score. Moving to Detroit, the Packers set a league record of nine pass interceptions while handing the Lions another 27-6 trouncing. Rookie Irv Comp connected on 14 of 18 forward passes, Hutson registered 12 points on a touchdown, three PAT's and a field goal; and Lou Brock reached the Detroit end zone twice. With their sixth world championship coming up in 1944, the Packers spotted the Lions a touchdown in Milwaukee, then riddled them again, 27-6. Comp and Brock shared the pitching chores, the former hitting Hutson for two tallies and Brock throwing a strike to Paul Duhart. Ted Fritsch banged over for the other. The Packers struck twice in the first half for their 14-0 Detroit victory. They went 46 yards in the first five minutes to a score by Fritsch and added the other seconds before the close of the half when Comp fired 30 yards to Joe Laws...41 IN QUARTER!: The long string reached ten straight and a thundering climax in the 57-21 City Stadium victory in 1945. Unleashing one of the most devastating surges of striking power ever seen on any gridiron, the Packers rolled up a fantastic 41 points in the second quarter. Hitting from almost any point on the field, the Packers raced to six TDs and five PATs - four of the touchdowns and all of the touchdowns and all of the conversions going to Hutson (Hutson, Hutson; it was always Hutson in those days). Among the "long ball" efforts were a 56 yard pass play from Roy McKay to Hutson, a 69 yard return of an interception by Fritsch, a 49-yarder from Comp to Clyde Goodnight and another from Comp to Brock for 50 yards. Even the demoralized Lions got into the act, scoring on a throw from Ryan to Johnny Greene that ate up 62 yards. After that, there was nothing left for the Packers to do but lose, and they did it in Detroit, 14-3. The Lions came from behind in the third period, striking through the air for both touchdowns. The drives covered 75 and 89 yards, largely on the good right arm of Chuck Fenenbock. Hutson accounted for the only Packer tally with a 15 yards placekick in the second quarter...COME FROM BEHIND: Habit proved too strong, however, and in 1946, the Packers started another string with two low-scoring verdicts - by 10-7 in Milwaukee and 9-0 in Detroit. Although outplaying the Lions badly in the first meeting, the Packers had to come from behind to win. Ted Fritsch, whose 41-yard field goal provided the winning margin, scored all the points in the second encounter on a short placement and a touchdown. Indian Jack Jacobs passed Green Bay to 34-17 and 35-14 decisions in 1947. With Jacobs mixing his pitches into a powerful running attack, the Packers helped their own cause by stopping Bill Dudley, the league's scoring leader, in the first one. Aging Ward Cuff contributed two field goals and Ed Cody racked up a pair of touchdowns. Jacobs led the Packers overhead to scores in every period in the return match. He threw to Goodnight for two tallies, Bob Forte fired to Nolan Luhn for another, and Fritsch and Walt Schlinkman counted on short plunges. Trailing 35-0, the Lions swept 77 and 67 yards for their scores...CANADEO ICES WIN: The fireballing Jacobs was still the hair in Detroit's soup in the first 1948 meeting. With Jack hitting on 12 of 19 aerials, the Packers scored almost as they pleased to take a 33-21 verdict. Behind 26-7, Detroit closed the gap to 26-21 before Tony Canadeo iced it with 30 seconds to play. Fritsch booted two field goals, one a soaring 46-yard effort. The Lions closed their chapter of frustration on an upbeat, however, downing the Packers in Detroit, 24-20, coming from behind with two long thrusts in the second half. A Packer lead that had held up from the opening quarter went down before a 55 yard aerial from Clyde LeForce to Joe Margucci and the Lions moved ahead, 17-14. The clincher was a lulu. Early in the last period, Fred Enke broke through the line and set sail. He was knocked down three times but covered 41 yards before he was finally cornered. As the Packers closed in, he lateraled to LeForce and Clyde scooted the remaining 30 yards. Comp's 50 yard scoring toss to Paul Earhart only made the final count look more respectable.
SEPT 21 (Minneapolis) - A revitalized Green Bay Packers eleven will seeks its sixth straight preseason victory tonight when it tangles with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Minneapolis' new and polished Metropolitan Stadium. In five previous starts, Coach Liz Blackbourn's team, which practically was rebuilt during the off-season, has whipped all Eastern Division opposition but the Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. In their skein of wins, they whipped the Chicago Cardinals twice. The Steelers, on the other hand, will attempt to close the exhibition tour with a .500 record. They go into the contest with two wins and three losses. Father Tom Meagher, whose Catholic charities will benefit from the game, predicted a near capacity crowd of 20,000 fans will be on hand to witness the contest. Both teams took a final workout at the stadium yesterday afternoon. Earl Morrall, the missing quarterback and the most important part of the big deal with San Francisco, arrived Friday morning and took part. He probably will not see action until the Steelers' opener against the Washington Redskins in Forbes Field next Sunday. Blackbourn announced he has moved his bonus choice, Paul Hornung, the Notre Dame flash, from quarterback. He said he hopes to alternate him between half and fullback. This will place the signal-call burden upon Bart Starr from Alabama and Babe Parilli, the Rochester boy who spent time with the Cleveland Browns last fall. There was a social not in the Steeler camp. Linebacker John Reger proudly announced while passing out cigars, that his wife presented him a boy. The Regers also have a young daughter.