Sport: Peace Scare

For three years, pro football's civil war had raged hot & heavy. Last week, seeing victory in sight, the bosses of the old and established National Football League met in Chicago's Blackstone Hotel and ordered up drinks. They waited calmly for the young and struggling All-America

Conference (meeting across the street in the Stevens Hotel) to collapse.

The A.A.C.'s two strongest teams, the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers, were supposed to be anxious to bolt and join the old league. Three other A.A.C. teams, having lost close to $500,000 among them last season, were counted ready to quit. Then burly...

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