PLAYER          POS       COLLEGE   G  YRS HT    WT
Cully Lidberg     B     Minnesota   5    3 6- 0 200
Hurdis McCrary    B       Georgia  14    2 6- 2 205
*-Johnny McNally  B     St. Johns  10    2 6- 0 190
Mike Michalske    G    Penn State  14    2 6- 1 215
Bo Molenda        B      Michigan  13    3 5-11 208
Tom Nash          E       Georgia  12    3 6- 3 210
Dick O'Donnell    E     Minnesota  10    7 5-10 196
Oran Pape         B          Iowa   2    1 6- 0 205
Claude Perry    T-G       Alabama   9    4 6- 1 211
Ken Radick      E-T     Marquette   4    1 6- 0 210
Red Sleight       T        Purdue  13    1 6- 2 228
Whitey Woodin     G     Marquette  10    9 5-11 206
Dave Zuidmulder   B   St. Ambrose   4    2 6- 1 184
Merle Zuver     G-C      Nebraska  10    1 6- 2 198
* - Known as Johnny Blood
PLAYER          POS       COLLEGE   G  YRS HT    WT
Elbert Bloodgood  B      Nebraska        1 6- 1 175
James Bowdoin     G       Alabama   9    3 6- 2 220
Boob Darling      C        Beloit        4 6- 3 215
Lavvie Dilweg     E     Marquette  12    5 6- 3 202
Red Dunn          B     Marquette  13    4 6- 0 178
Jug Earp          T      Monmouth  13    9 6- 1 235
Wuert Engelmann   B  S. Dakota St   9    1 6- 2 191
Paul Fitzgibbons  B     Creighton   9    1 5-10 174
Herb Franta       G    St. Thomas   2    1 6- 0 220
Frank Hanny       T       Indiana   2    1 6- 0 200
Ken Haycraft      E     Minnesota   1    1 5-11 190
Arnie Herber      B         Regis  10    1 5-11 208
Cal Hubbard     T-E        Geneva  14    2 6- 5 250
William Kern      T    Pittsburgh   6    2 6- 0 187
Verne Lewellen    B      Nebraska  14    7 6- 2 181
1930 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (1-0)
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
14 OSHKOSH ALL-STARS                     W 46- 0    1-0-0    5,000
1930 RESULTS (10-3-1)
SEPTEMBER (2-0)
21 CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-0-0)             W 14- 0    1-0-0    8,000
28 CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-1)                 W  7- 0    2-0-0   10,000
OCTOBER (4-0)
5  NEW YORK GIANTS (2-0-0)               W 14- 7    3-0-0   11,000
12 FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS (2-4-0)       W 27-12    4-0-0    8,000
19 at Minneapolis Redjackets (1-1-1)     W 13- 0    5-0-0      N/A
1930 IN REVIEW
By winning their first eight games, the Packers extended their unbeaten streak to 23 games, the streak would come to an end in Week 9 as the Packers lost to the Cardinals in Chicago 13-6. The Packers would go on to win their 2nd straight Championship with an impressive 10-3-1 record.
THREEPEATING IS HARD TO DO
The 1930 Packers ended the season with one large goal facing them - becoming the first NFL team to win a third straight championship. No team had ever done it before. And the 1931 Packers accomplished the feat, and the franchise repeated the triple play in 1965-66-67. Other teams had their chances, but fell short:
1924 CANTON BULLDOGS - This may be the most controversial non-threepeater. The Bulldogs moved to Cleveland before the 1924 season, but the NFL considers the Canton Bulldogs and the Cleveland Bulldogs to be separate franchises. 1942 CHICAGO BEARS - The Monsters of the Midway rolled to a 11-0 regular season mark, but were upset in the title game, 14-6, by the Washington Redskins. Chicago came back to win the 1943 title. 1950 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - The opening game of the 1950 NFL season was a matchup between the defending AAFC and NFL champions, the Cleveland Browns and the Eagles. The Browns won 35-10, and the Eagles slumped to a 6-6 season. 1954 DETROIT LIONS - The Lions went 9-2-1 and led the Western Conference the final seven weeks. In the title game, they were rolled 56-10 by the Cleveland Browns, putting a stunning end to their bid for a threepeat. 1956 CLEVELAND BROWNS - Cleveland lost four of their first five en route to a 5-7 season. This was the first time they have had a losing season or did not make the playoffs. 1960 BALTIMORE COLTS - The Colts opened up 6-2, then lost their last four and watched the Packers win the West. 1963 GREEN BAY PACKERS - The Packers lost only two game, both to the Bears, who finished 11-1-2 and won the title. 1974 MIAMI DOLPHINS -  Miami reached the playoffs again in 1974 but lost in the first round to the Oakland Raiders, in what has entered NFL lore as the "Sea of Hands" game, considered one of the greatest games ever played. Following the 1974 season, the Dolphins lost Csonka, Kiick, and Warfield to the World Football League. 1976 PITTSBURGH STEELERS - The Steelers won the AFC Central with a 10-4 record on the final day of the season, then lost to the eventual champion Oakland Raiders in the AFC Championship game. 1980 PITTSBURGH STEELERS - "One for the thumb in '81" was the rallying cry of the Steelers. It was not so. Hard luck, age, injuries, and an off year by Terry Bradshaw left the Steelers with a 9–7 record, missing the playoffs. 1990 SAN FRANCISCO 49ers - In 1990, the 49ers won their first ten games, and they eventually finished 14-2. In the NFL Championship, the Giants kicked a last-second field goal, winning 15-13 and going on to win Super Bowl XXV. 1994 DALLAS COWBOYS - The Cowboys finished 12–4 in 1994, but missed the Super Bowl by losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, 38–28. 1999 DENVER BRONCOS - John Elway retired following the 1998 season. Although no one expected a serious defense of their title, the Broncos would stumble out the gate this season, losing the first four regular season games and finished 6-10. 2005 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - The team ended the season on a 5–1 run to finish 10–6, earning their third straight AFC East title. The Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card Playoffs but fell to the Denver Broncos on the road in the Divisional Playoffs, committing five turnovers in the game.
26 MINNEAPOLIS REDJACKETS (1-2-1)        W 19- 0    6-0-0    6,000
NOVEMBER (4-2)
2  PORTSMOUTH SPARTANS (4-2-1)           W 47-13    7-0-0    7,500
9  at Chicago Bears (4-3-1)              W 13-12    8-0-0   22,000
16 at Chicago Cardinals (4-5-2)          L  6-13    8-1-0   12,000
23 at New York Giants (10-2-0)           L  6-13    8-2-0   37,000
27 at Frankford Yellowjackets (4-11-1)   W 25- 7    9-2-0    5,000
30 at Staten Island Stapletons (5-4-2)   W 37- 7   10-2-0    9,500
DECEMBER (0-1-1)
7  at Chicago Bears (8-4-1)              L  0-21   10-3-0   20,000
14 at Portsmouth Spartans (5-6-2)        T  6- 6   10-3-1    4,500
LAMBEAU WILL ATTEND DAYTON GRID MEETING
JANUARY 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packer football team, champions in 1929, left Green Bay today for Dayton, Ohio,
where he will attend the annual meeting of the National
Professional football league Saturday and Sunday. A.B.
Turnbull, a member of the board of directors, and Dr. W.W.
Kelly, president of the club, also will attend the meeting, the
latter leaving here Friday afternoon. Officers of the league
will be elected and the Packer team officially awarded the
1929 championship at the meeting, Capt. Lambeau said
before his departure. Other business, such as settlement
of claims and discussion of playing schedules and 
application of new teams for admission in the league, also
will be taken up. Applications of teams will be referred to a
committee that will investigate all angles before action is
taken, the coach said. Portsmouth is one of the teams
seeking admission. The sessions will be held at the Van
Cleve hotel. Mike Redell, manager of the Dayton Triangles,
will be host to the club representatives at a dinner that will
open the meeting Saturday evening. Joseph Carr is
​president and secretary and Carl Storck is vice president
and treasurer of the league. Directors are George Halas,
Chicago, Senator H.S. Royle, Philadelphia, and Judge
James E. Dooley, Providence. Teams in the league to be
represented at the meeting are Orange, Providence, New
York, Boston, Buffalo, Stapleton, Chicago Bears, Chicago
Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Minneapolis Marines,
Dayton Triangle and Philadelphia-Frankford Yellowjackets.
Mr. Lambeau and his wife are driving as far as Chicago in
company with Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Robinson. The coach will
take a train to Dayton and after the meeting rejoin his wife
and the Robinsons in Indianapolis, before continuing on to
Florida, where the party plans to spend a vacation.
PACKERS OFFICIALLY AWARDED PRO TITLE
JANUARY 27 (Dayton) - The Green Bay Packers were 
officially awarded the championship of the NFL for 1929 at
the annual winter meeting of the circuit at the Hotel Van
Cleve here Saturday and Sunday. Title in the professional
grid loop does not pass automatically to the team with the
highest percentage at the end of the season as a period of
time for protests and full inspection of the tittle rights must
pass before laurels are distributed. According to Dr. W.W.
Kelly, president of the Packers and a representative at the
meeting, the vote for Green Bay was unanimous. The
Wisconsin team was complimented as the only undefeated
champion in the history of the National league. The record
was particularly outstanding because eight of the Packer
games were played away for home. A few major changes
were made in the rules for 1930, officers were elected and
an executive committee selected. Dr. Kelly was named a
member of the executive committee with Judge James
Dooley, Providence, R.I., and Dr. Harry A. Marsh, New York. 
Joseph F. Carr, who has been president since the league
was organized in 1920, was reelected to office. He also will
continue as secretary as the two offices have been 
combined. Carl L. Storck, Detroit, was reelected vice
president and treasurer. One of the major changes provides
that teams will be allowed to carry 22 men after the third
game instead of 18 as in the past. Not more than 20 men
will be allowed in uniform, however, in any one game.
Penalty for violation of this rule will be a fine of $500 and
forfeiture of the game. Three applications for admission in
the league were referred to the executive committee and will
be acted upon at the next meeting to be held July 12 and 13
at Atlantic City. In the future there will be but one meeting of
the league annually. It will alternate between Chicago and
Atlantic City and will be held in July. All of the 12 members
of 1929 with the exception of Boston have retained their
memberships. The Boston franchise has been transferred
to Brooklyn. Other teams in the circuit that will continue next
year are: Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cardinals and Bears,
Dayton Motors, Frankford Yellowjackets, Providence, 
Stapleton, Orange, Buffalo, Minneapolis and New York
Giants. In the treasurers' official report, it was indicated that
1929 was the most prosperous season in the history of the
league. With but one of two exceptions the clubs broke 
ahead financially...The selection of Dr. W.W. Kelly, president
of the Packers, as a member of the NFL executive board is
considered quite an honor for the Green Bay team, as this is
the first time that a Packer representative has been named
on this body, which is supreme in league circles as its
findings is the last word on all claims, protests and other
important matters. Capt. E.L. "Curly" Lambeau and A.B.
Turnbull, a member of the Packer board of directors, also
were present at the meeting.
PRO GRIDDERS SEEK SEVERAL COLLEGE STARS
JANUARY 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dr. W.W. Kelly,
president of the Green Bay Football corporation, returned
Monday afternoon from Dayton, O., where he, with Captain
E.L. Lambeau and A.B. Turnbull, director of the Packers,
attended the winter meeting of the National Professional 
Football league. The Green Bay physician was appointed a
member of the league's executive committee. He will serve
with Dr. Harry Marsh of New York and Judge James Dooley
of Providence, R.I. The executive committee will hear all
complaints from the clubs and take any disciplinary action
it deems necessary. Green Bay was instrumental in having
the player limit advanced to 22 men, Dr. Kelly introducing the
resolution. As passed the resolution provides a maximum
of 22 men, but not more than 20, may participate in any one
game. Heretofore only 18 men could play in a single game.
If a player is put on the suspended list for injuries it must be
for at least 14 days and if another man is engaged to take
his place, he must be discharged when the injured player
recovers and returns to duty...RECORD IS COMMENDED:
​Dr. Kelly said the club owners voted unanimously to award
the championship to Green Bay, and that all of them agreed
that the Wisconsin city had the best team in the league last
season. "There was the kindliest feeling towards Green
Bay," said the club president, "and everyone seemed glad 
that we won. Green Bay's sportsmanship and fine play
came in for warm praise at the annual banquet on Saturday.
Our record in going through the season without a defeat 
also was the subject of much favorable comment." Dr. Kelly
said a number of club managers announced at the meeting
that they were negotiating for several college stars who
finished their football careers last fall, and it was possible
that Nagurski of Minnesota, Sleight and Harmeson of
Purdue, Cannon of Notre Dame, and Holman of Ohio State
may be seen in action in the league this fall. None of these
men has been signed as yet, but is is expected that some of
them will be in uniform with some club this year...MEET IN
JULY: President Joe Carr told the National league club 
owners that competition for players is becoming keener
because of the fact that a number of independent clubs with
strong 
BERNARD DARLING TO RESIDE IN GREEN BAY
JANUARY 31 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bernard "Boob"
Darling, Oshkosh, a member of the Green Bay Packer 
football team for the past three years, is now associated
with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance company, with
offices in the Minahan building, it was announced today.
Darling will headquarter in Green Bay and write insurance
in the city and surrounding territory. He came to the Packer
team in 1927 but, because of the sterling play of Jug Earpe
at center, was not used a great deal the first year. In 1928
and 1929, he was used more frequently and turned in some
fine football. Last year, he was ranked as one of the best
pivot men in the National league.
PLANING MILL TO DONATE FLAG POLE TO PACKERS
FEBRUARY 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the NFL
championship flag is hoisted at the City stadium here next
fall, indicating that the Green Bay Packers were champions
in 1929, it will be raised on a flag pole nearly fifty feet high
and donated by the Green Bay Planing Mill company. The
local lumber company has offered to erect the pole at a
suitable spot on the field. Packer club officials have
accepted the gift. It probably will be erected in the summer
when additional grandstand seats are built.
RED SMITH NAMED BASEBALL COACH AT GEORGETOWN
VARSITY
FEBRUARY 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Richard "Res" Smith, Kaukauna, a backfield player on the Green Bay Packer football team last year, has been appointed baseball coach of Georgetown university, according to word received here today from Washington. He is expected to take over duties at the university this spring. Smith graduated from Notre Dame in 1927 after playing three years of varsity baseball and football. He was with the New York Giants as a catcher for a year, later going to Montreal in the International league and spending last year with the Boston Braves. In 1928 he played with the Packer football team and in 1929 was a member of the New York Yankee professional eleven. He returned to the Green Bay squad last season but was injured in an early game and saw little action until later in the year. He was used at a quarterback position in a few games near the end of the playing schedule.
MCCRARY, PACKER BACK, RETURNS TO GREEN BAY
MARCH 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Hurdis McCrary, fullback on the Green Bay Packer championship football team last year, has returned to Green Bay and plans to make his home here. Mrs. McCrary and daughter, born last fall, are with the football player. Mr. McCrary has taken a position with the Thom Motor company, selling automobiles.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - GOOD LUCK EDDIE
MARCH 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Although Eddie Kotal will be lost to the Green Bay Packers next year and his passing will mean a great deal to the team, there isn't a fan in Green Bay who isn't sincerely happy with him over his appointment as head football coach at Lawrence college. There has never been another professional football player like Eddie and probably never will be. Memory of his deeds on the football field here will linger for years while others who follow him will be forgotten. He was the idol of every man and boy who followed football...Out on the field among such towering players as Jugger Earpe, Cal Hubbard, Michalske and others, bareheaded Eddie looked strangely out of place, like a small boy wandering about among giants. But when he got into action, he was never out of place. When Red Dunn called a signal, he was ready. When the play was called, Eddie did that he was supposed to go, whether it was to take out a tackle, or perhaps an end or a halfback. Or, perhaps it was to go down the field and take a forward pass on the dead run. He saved many games and won others. Every minute of the game saw him give everything he had...Remember the Packer victory banquet last December when Green Bay was host to the 1929 national champions? Eddie and his wife came in late for the dinner, as they were tied up in a snowstorm on their way here. But what an ovation he got when he came through the door. The 400 or more fans present cheered and cheered and it was nearly five minutes before the demonstration ceased. It was an ovation that dwarfed any ever given a returning college hero...Jugger Earpe, massive center, related an incident in Chicago that gives an idea of what other players think of Eddie. We were coming back to Green Bay after a Bear-Packer game in Chicago, sitting in the club car discussing the battle. Joey Sternaman had roughed up Eddie unnecessarily in a play in that game and every player on the Packer team was furious. "We were all laying for Joey after that," Jugger said. "Waiting for him to carry the ball. Boy, he would have been dumped hard and soundly. We wouldn't have done anything dirty to him, but we would have tackled him so hard that he would know better than to pull another stunt like that. It's funny the way we think of Eddie. He's good enough to take care of himself under any circumstances, but we have sort of a paternal feeling toward him and if someone does anything underhand to him, we see red. We feel like the protectors of a small boy who has been abused by a bully."...When a group of hardened professional football players feel like that toward one of their fellow man it gives an idea of the kind of a man he is. If they are willing to do that much for him, can you imagine what a group of boys in college are going to do for him when he tells them to go out an win? It looks like a great year for Lawrence. The Packers have lost their most colorful figure, but their loss is Lawrence's gain. Good luck, Eddie. - Art.
CURLY LAMBEAU TO REPRESENT MUTUAL LIFE INS., COMPANY
APRIL 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, captain and coach of Green Bay's champion Packer football team, has accepted a position as district manager of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance company, Springfield, Mass., and will represent that company in eight counties in northeastern Wisconsin. Mr. Lambeau has leased office space in the new Northern building, and plans to occupy these quarters by May 1. While the company he represents is an 80-year-old concern, and lists at the present time more than 200 Green Bay people among its policyholders, this is the first time that it has had a district agency in Green Bay, business having formerly been handled at Milwaukee. The company writes life insurance exclusively. Curly is well known throughout northeastern Wisconsin and the entire state, having captained the Packers since their inception and played brilliant football with the team in its early years.
PORTSMOUTH IS ADMITTED INTO NATIONAL LOOP
APRIL 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Because of the fine showing made by the Portsmouth, Ohio, professional football team last year in competition against National league elevens, the executive board of the circuit has voted to accept the application of the squad for admission into the loop, it was announced today by Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the Green Bay Packer corporation. Dr. Kelly, a member of the league executive board, was asked to vote on the team's application and cast his ballot in favor of the squad. Other board members did likewise and the team's application was granted. Portsmouth played the opening game of the football season against the Packers here last year and put up a fine showing. The team had many good men and, according to reports from the Ohio city, plans to add several other outstanding players and make a determined bid for the title the first year it is in the circuit. The Portsmouth team was organized along the same lines of the Packer club with a community organization formed to back it. The eleven has played independent ball for a few years and has been improving consistently. "Portsmouth has put its club on a sound basis, both financially and otherwise," Dr. Kelly said in commenting on its admission. "We think that it will make a fine showing in National league competition this year and will be a credit to the circuit. The team is under capable management and has the wholehearted support of the city."
PACKERS WILL LOSE TRIO OF '29 GRIDDERS
MAY 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Although the football season is a long way off and a summer of golf, baseball and fishing lies before Green Bay sportsmen, activities concerning the Green Bay Packers have been started. The playing field at the City stadium is receiving its share of attention, while Manager E.L. "Curly" Lambeau is preparing to send out contracts for the 1930 team. Workmen are busy laying sod at the field, scraping out the hollow and low sections and building up a solid turf. In a few spots, the ground was bare after three or four games were played last year, making it somewhat slippery. All of these places have received attention and when the first game is called in the fall the park should be in the best shape of years. Captain Lambeau said today that he expected nearly all of last year's national championship team players to be back this season. A few will be missing but they will be replaced by prominent stars from various parts of the country, he added...KERN GOING TO COACH: Bill Kern, who made a sensational debut to professional football fans last year, performing in great style at a tackle berth for the Packers, will be one of the men missing. Capt. Lambeau received a letter from Kern yesterday, stating that he has been offered and is going to accept a position as assistant football coach at the University of Pittsburgh, his alma mater. Kern was one of the outstanding tackles in professional football last year and the Green Bay captain expected him to play even better this season, because of his experience. Last year was Kern's first in the professional game. Another star performer who will be missing is Eddie Kotal, who recently was appointed head coach of Lawrence college. Eddie was one of the most popular and best all-around halfbacks on the Packer team the past two years. His duties at Lawrence will prohibit his playing the professional game...EARPE WON'T PLAY THIS YEAR: The third veteran who will be missing is Jugger Earpe, veteran center and the steadiest lineman in the National league. Earpe has been playing great football for Green Bay for the past six years, earning berths on all-American pro teams several time. His business interest are expected to keep him from engaging in the game again. Although Earpe's post will be a hard one to fill, Capt. Lambeau expects Bernard Darling to do the job nicely. Darling has shown constant improvement and last year played great football for the team. While Bernard has not the build or experience of Earpe, he is a consistent performer and can hold his own against almost any pivot man in the National league. Capt. Lambeau has been trying to land a few new backfield men and two or three linemen to add to his squad. He has not completed arrangements for any new men yet, but expects to do so before long. A definite line on the teams and men who will make up the personnel of the National league probably will be available in about six weeks, after the annual meeting of the circuit heads in Atlantic City July 9 and 10. Lambeau and Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the Green Bay club, will be present at this session. A playing schedule will be arranged and other business pertaining to the season taken care of at that time.
FOOTBALL CLUB MEETING TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY
JUNE 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the Green Bay Football corporation, has issued a call for the annual meeting of the organization to be held in the assembly room of the courthouse Friday evening, June 13, at 7:45. Officers will be elected for the coming year and other important business is on the program. The NFL meeting is scheduled at Atlantic City next month. It is at this conference that the 1930 schedule will be adopted. Reports of last year's business also will be submitted here Friday. Capt. Lambeau has laid the foundation for an attractive outline of games this fall but no announcements can be made until after the contests are officially adopted by the National league executives. In three months, the Packers of 1930 will be on the field again. There is considerable work to be accomplished by the Football corporation before the season starts and this is the main reason why Dr. Kelly has called the annual meeting a bit earlier than in other years. The City stadium gridiron is being fixed up for play. Transplanting of sod has been going on under the direction of Marcel Lambeau. The new turf is coming along nicely and it should be productive of even faster football. The opening game, a non-league affair, will probably be booked Sunday September 14.
OFFICERS WILL BE NAMED FOR FOOTBALL CLUB
JUNE 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Election of a board of directors for the coming year is expected to be the principal business transacted at the annual meeting of the Green Bay Packer Football corporation to be held at the courthouse here Friday evening. The session will be called to order promptly at 7:45 o'clock by Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the club. Financial reports by Leland H. Joannes, treasurer, of last year's business and other reports also will be submitted at the meeting. E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, manager of the Packer team, is expected to give a report on his activities toward building another championship team for next season. Capt. Lambeau has been busy lining up players and arranging playing dates for the fall season and expected to be able to announced the personnel of the squad in a short time. Several new performers who have made good in college are expected to be added to the roster, Mr. Lambeau said today, but he is not in a position to announce who they are until signed contracts are received. Announcement of playing dates also must be held up until after the annual meeting of the National league to be held at Atlantic City in July, all games are agreed upon and ratification by the league at the annual session. Hurdis McCrary, Georgia fullback who made his debut to professional football with the Packers last year, returned to Green Bay yesterday to work. McCrary has been employed in the south but plans to make his residence here permanently. He is to associate with the Schuster Construction company here.
ELECT L. JOANNES FOOTBALL PRESIDENT
JUNE 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Leland H. Joannes
was elected president of the Green Bay Packer corporation
at the annual meeting of the stockholders held Friday
evening in the assembly room of the courthouse.  Gerald F.
Clifford was named as vice president; C.J. O'Connor is the
new treasurer and G.W. Calhoun was reelected secretary.
The executive board for 1930-31 will be composed of Pres.
 Joannes, Vice President Clifford, two former presidents, Dr.
W.W. Kellt and A.B. Turnbull, and Charlie Mathys, star
Packer quarterback of a few years ago...BOARD OF
DIRECTORS: Members of the board of directors are: L.H.
Joannes, Dr. W.W. Kelly, A.B. Turnbull, Jerry Clifford, Ward
Black, Charles Mathys, G.W. Calhoun, Edwin Schweger,
Marcel Lambeau, Lewis Peal, J.H. Golden, C.J. O'Connor,
H.G. Barkhausen and H.J. Bero. President Joannes and
Capt. E.L. Lambeau will represent the Football corporation
at the National league meeting in Atlantic City, N.J., July 12
and 13. It is at this meeting that the schedule for 1930 will
be drafted. Dr. W.W. Kelly will also attend as a member of
the National league's executive committee...DR. KELLY'S
STATEMENT: The statement of the retiring president, Dr. W.
W. Kelly, which he read at the meeting was as follows: 
"Stockholders of the Green Bay Football corporation: I beg
to submit the following report for the 1929 season. This
was the most successful season in the history of the 
Green Bay Football corporation. Financially, the corporation
had a good year, our receipts exceeding all previous
records. This was due to two factors, first to the weather
conditions which prevailed at our home games and
secondly to increased attendance. It is unnecessary to
remind you that we won a national championship and the
pennant will be raised with appropriate ceremonies at our
opening home game. For this successful season, we are
indebted first of all to the public whose encouragement
and attendance made it possible to provide the funds 
necessary to acquire a pennant, for as the disbursements will show winning national pennants cost money as extra players must be carried for reserve and heroes must be rewarded. This happy result was due in the second place to Captain Lambeau and his wonderful team. I cannot speak too highly of the spirit which pervaded the team throughout the season and especially during the crucial games in the East and in Chicago"...GAVE ALL THEY HAD: "It was a terrific strain on Captain Lambeau and his men and the results prove that they gave us everything they had and something to spare. The unusual feature in the National league contests was provided by the Green Bay Packers of going through the entire season undefeated. This has never been equaled and no team winning a national championship has ever been required to make this almost superhuman effort as the Packers played over half their games away from home. As stated before with a championship in view, it was necessary for us to carry additional reserves and the fact that we received serious injuries, especially to Dunn and Kotal, proved the wisdom of providing against such emergencies. With this added number of men we were able to give many of the players needed periods of relaxation and rest which our heavy schedule made imperative."...WILL NEVER FORGET: "The public reception, banquet and purse to our players is something that the officials of the corporation as well as the players themselves will never forget and marked an epoch in the history of civic spirit and generosity that was an example to the rest of the cities in the circuit to follow. The corporation in recognition of its appreciation of the efforts of the team and their captain presented each with a suitably engraved watch and gave them a wallet in which to place the money they received from the public fund. The prospects for next season are very bright. We have been able to retain most of last years' team with, however, some notable exceptions. Kern, one of our linemen whose playing was outstanding through the league, has left us to accept a coaching position and, in addition by the same circumstances, we will be denied the services of Eddie Kotal, whose loss will be seriously felt and whose absence will be a disappointment to the fans throughout the league. Apart from these two outstanding losses, we believe that all the other players will be available and fighting in 1930 as hard as they did in 1929."...SOME OUTSTANDING ADDITIONS: "Negotiations for the acquirement of new players have been going on for many months and we hope to be able to announce some outstanding additions to take the place of those who will not be available this year. As an evidence of the leadership in the league established by the Green Bay Packers, and as a compliment to the corporation upon its success, a member of your board of directors was selected to represent the league on the executive committee. The schedule for next year has been receiving our careful thought and negotiations are already underway in an effort to provide an interesting schedule for our home games this season. Realizing the interest of the fans and the loyal support that they have given us, your board of directors is bending every effort to provide the best home schedule in the history of the corporation. The schedule meeting will be held at Atlantic City on July 12 and 13 after which the result of our negotiations will be published."...PRESENTS HIS RESIGNATION: "At this point, I must apologize for introducing a personal matter. I accepted the presidency of the Green Bay Football corporation at the solicitation of the board of directors, although at that time I had already assumed another public office. The latter has consumed a great deal of my time and has required close personal attention. Under the circumstances, I find it impossible to properly care for the two positions of president of the board of education and president of the Green Bay Football corporation and do justice to both. I am therefore requesting that I not be considered for the office of president of the Football corporation this year. While I shall continue to evince interest in the corporation and am prepared to help as far as possible, I cannot under the circumstances devote as much time to the position as it should be properly given. Fortunately, there are others more competent to assume this responsibility and I trust that they will be prevailed upon to accept. In the meantime I wish to express my deep appreciation to the board of directors and to the fans generally for the support which they have given me during the past year."...APPROVE AUDITOR'S REPORT: Following the statement by Dr. W.W. Kelly, the financial report was read by the auditor, C.J. O'Connor. Some minor questions followed and the approval was unanimously voted. There was open discussion about the construction of additional seats at the field. This was put over to the board of directors again. Dr. Kelly appointed a committee, composed of Frank Mohr, Arthur Gotto and L.C. Snavely, as the board of directors' nominating committee. Their report met with the favor of the stockholders and the directors were declared elected. The stockholders' meeting then adjourned and the board of directors went into executive session. The new officers were quickly names and President Joannes was applauded as he took the chair. Several business matters were taken up, including the official program, better policing at the city stadium and additions to the grandstand. At the next meeting, President Joannes will name a program committee. It is the intention of the directors to greatly increase the size of the program this season. A resolution introduced by A.B. Turnbull providing for the construction of 1,000 additional seats at the park, providing the 1930 home schedule warrants the enlargement, was unanimously approved. Final action on this improvement will be taken immediately after the Football corporation delegates return from the league meeting at Atlantic City. Capt. Lambeau told the directors that he expected to have another winning club this fall. No announcements about players will be made officially until the middle of July but the Packer followers can rest assured that everything possible is being done to put another team on the gridiron that will be a credit to Green Bay, the leader said. The directors' meeting then adjourned subject to call by President Joannes.
MRS. F.L. EARPE PASSES AWAY HERE SUNDAY
JUNE 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Mrs. Frances Louis Earpe, wife of F.L. (Jug) Earpe, veteran center on the Packers professional football eleven, died in Bellin hospital here Sunday afternoon at 4:50 o'clock, following an operation. Mrs. Earpe was taken to the hospital last Sunday and was operated Sunday. From the first her condition was considered critical, but it was not until Wednesday that hope for her recovery was given up. The deceased was well known in Green Bay having come here as a bride. Mrs. Earpe was an active worker in the Service Guild of the Union Congregational Church, a member of the Panhellenic Society, Civic Music association and the Oneida Golf and Riding club. Of a happy and sociable disposition she made a wide circle of friends in Green Bay, all of whom were deeply shocked at her passing. 
SIGN KEN RADICK TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
JUNE 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Preparations for another championship football team to represent Green Bay in the national professional league were started in earnest today by Capt. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau with the signing of one of Green Bay's own for duty next fall. He is Kenneth L. Radick, better known as "Ken" to all who have
watched his development from a big husky boy at West High school to one of the greatest college tackles in the midwest. Under the able guidance of Coach Murph White at West High, Radick got his first football training in 1922 when he went out for the team in his freshman year. He was big and willing at that time and it did not take long for him to show that he had all the qualifications of a real lineman. In the three following years, Ken was one of the mainstays of the West High team, playing a tackle position. In 1925, he captained the eleven and was one of the outstanding linemen in the Fox River Valley conference, being chosen on the all-conference first team. He went to Marquette in 1926 and immediately made good on the frosh eleven. The following year saw him on the varsity squad although only a sophomore. He played as a tackle at that time and the succeeding two years he continued to hold down the same berth. Last fall he was co-captain of the Marquette varsity eleven and at the end of the season was given honorable mention on several all-American teams, besides being chosen first string tackle on many all-Western elevens. He also was selected on a number of "all" teams in his junior year. Radick weighs about 200 pounds and is quite fast. He is great at going down on punts and nailing the safety man before he can get under way. Because of the lack of capable ends at Marquette last year, Coach Murray shifted Radick to an end position for a few of the closing games. He also used him backing up the line on defense. Coach Lambeau also tried to get Willis Glasgow for the Green Bay team, but because of prohibitive demands by the former Iowa university halfback, he had to pass him up. Portsmouth met Glassgow's demands, however, so he will be seen here when the Ohio team meets the Packers. Glassgow was one of the outstanding players in the Big Ten last fall.
MOOSE GARDNER TO COACH NORTHLAND GRID ELEVEN
JULY 5 (Ashland, WI) - Milton (Moose) Gardner, former University of Wisconsin athlete and football star of the Green Bay Packers, Detroit and Buffalo professional football teams, will coach athletics at Northland college here next fall, it became known today. Gardner will succeed Prof. J.A. Fortier.
ENGLEMANN TO PLAY WITH PACKER ELEVEN
JULY 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Wuert Englemann, Jr., South Dakota State, '30, all-around athlete and all-conference halfback for two years, is a member of the
Green Bay Packers. Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau came to
terms with the former North Central conference star
Saturday after several conferences. Four other National
league teams had been after Englemann. The new Packer
halfback made his varsity letter in his sophomore year at
the Brookings, S.D., college and the following two seasons
was a unanimous choice for a halfback berth on the all-
conference team. The loop is composed of North Dakota,
South Dakota State, Morningside, North Dakota Aggies and
South Dakota "U". It is one of the strongest football circuits
in the northwest...MAY SUCCEED EDDIE: In the review of
the 1928 season, which appeared in Spaulding's football
guide, Jack Stewart of Grand Forks, ND, called Englemann
one of the greatest backs ever seen in the upper states
region. Coach Lambeau figures the new player will step
into the shoes of Eddie Kotal who will not be with the team
this year. Kotal was named coach at Lawrence college this
spring. Englemann weighs 195 pounds and is 6 feet 1 inch
tall, according to Coach Lambeau. He is a shifty runner
and an excellent passer. Besides starring in football,
Englemann earned letters in basketball and track. He
jumped center on the South Dakota five for two seasons
and was one of the high point men in the conference..WON
AT DRAKE: In the Drake Relays this spring, Englemann
placed first in the discus and hop-step-and-jump events,
and was in the finals in the hurdles. In the Pentathalon
tryouts in Philadelphia two years ago for the last United
States Olympic tryouts, he placed fifth, just missing out on
a  trip to Europe. Englemann is the second new Packer signed for the team this year. The other newcomer is Kenneth Radick, former Marquette and West high tackle. Coach Lambeau expects to get several other good men within a short time. The National league schedule meeting will be held in Atlantic City this weekend. Games will be arranged and other details for the 1930 mapped out at the session. The Green Bay interests will be upheld by Coach Lambeau and probably Leland Joannes, president  of the club. They probably will leave for Atlantic City Thursday.
PACKERS SIGN DARLING, MINNICK, PERRY
JULY 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A trio of veteran linemen, who have opened huge gaps in opposing front walls for Packer halfbacks in recent years will be back for service this fall when the 1930 National league race gets underway. The trio is composed of Bernard Darling, center, Paul Minnick, guard, and Claude Perry, tackle. The three  are the first of the 1929 championship team to sign contracts to play again this fall. Darling has been with the Packers three years, joining the team in 1927, after varsity service at Wisconsin, Ripon and Beloit. He is a native of Oshkosh but for the past year has made his home in Green Bay...PLAYED AT NEW YORK: The former Oshkosh youth did not see much service his first year with
the team as he lacked experience and Jugger Earpe, dean
of all professional football centers, was with the squad. He
was used in a number of battled, however, and showed a
lot of promise. In 1928, he was called on more frequently
and turned in some fine exhibitions of football. Last  year,
he was still better and ranged as one of the cleverest
centers in the circuit. He is about 6 feet 2 inches tall and
weighs over 200 pounds. He covers a lot of ground and is 
a great man on forward pass defense. Coach Lambeau
expects Darling to have his best year this season. Minnick
came to the Packers in 1928 from the Yankees. Before
playing with the New York team, Paul saw service with
Buffalo. He is a graduate of Iowa and was selected on all-
conference teams in his junior and senior years. Minnick
was one of the outstanding linemen in the National league
in 1928, but last year did not report until late because of
other business activities. He saw considerable service
near the close of the year and played his usual fine game...
PERRY FROM ALABAMA: Claude Perry is a product of
Alabama, coming to Green Bay after his graduation from
the southern university in 1926. He was used at both guard
and tackle in 1928, but did his best work at a tackle berth.
He was one of the fastest men on the Packer team, going
down on punts to nail ball carriers before they could get
started. He was used often last year and continued his
good work. He has made his home here the past year. The
return of these three regulars bring the list of 1929 players
to five. Two new men have been added to the squad in the
past few weeks. They are Kenneth Radick, former West
high captain and all-star tackle at Marquette, and Wuert Englemann, South Dakota state fullback. Both new men will be getting their first taste of professional football.
LAMBEAU TO ATTEND NATIONAL LEAGUE MEETING
JULY 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - E.L. "Curly" Lambeau,
coach and manager of the Green Bay Packer football team
 left today for Atlantic City where he will attend the annual
summer meeting of the NFL. Playing schedules will be
drawn up and all plans for the coming season mapped out
at the session, Coach Lambeau said before his departure.
The Packer manager plans to get as many Eastern teams
as possible here and also may complete negotiations for
a few players who he is anxious to have on the roster. The
sessions will be Saturday and Sunday. Representatives
of every city in the circuit last year are expected to be
present. Several new teams desire to get into the league
this year and their applications are in the hands of the executive committee of which Dr. W.W. Kelly, president of the Packers last year, is a member. Some time ago the committee voted to allow Portsmouth a membership in the league. Whether other teams are to be admitted will be learned at the meeting. Teams in the National league last year represented Orange, N.J., Staten Island, N.Y., Buffalo, Boston, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago (Bears and Cardinals), Dayton, Providence, Frankford and Green Bay.
GIANTS AND YELLOWJACKETS TO PLAY HERE
JULY 14 (Atlantic City) - A playing schedule, calling for the
hardest program of games ever booked by a pro football
team, was arranged here Sunday at the annual National
league schedule meeting for the Green Bay Packer eleven
this fall by Capt. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Every team in the
league sought games with the Green Bay Packer team,
champions in the 1929 National league race, and in order
to arrange a schedule befitting Green Bay's position, Capt.
Lambeau booked the hardest opponents available. Capt.
Lambeau drew an attractive schedule of games for his
home city as well as several headline battles on foreign
fields. His team will play six league games in Green Bay
and one non-league contest to open the season. It has 15
games booked on the 1930 schedule...GIANTS HERE
OCT. 5: The New York Giants, rated stronger than ever this
year, will go to Green Bay for game Oct. 5. Philadelphia 
also will play in the Wisconsin city, meeting the Packers
Oct. 12. The Chicago Bears and the Cardinals, with teams
that are certain to be the top all season, have arranged
home-and-home games with the Green Bay eleven.
Portsmouth, a new but mighty team in the league, will also
be seen in Green Bay, playing the Packers Nov. 2. The 
Bears go to Green Bay Sept. 28 and the Cardinals will be
seen there on Sept. 21. After the home series that ends
Nov. 2 with the Portsmouth team, Green Bay goes on the
road, traveling to Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Newark
and Portsmouth. The team has one jump before the
eastern invasion, meeting Minneapolis at Minneapolis Oct.
19. Every team in the league has bolstered its battlefront
for the 1930 race and Green Bay is certain to have a hard
road to travel to reach the top as it did last year. Dayton, the
only weak team in the circuit last year, relinquished its
franchise to Brooklyn and the Orange team shifted its
activities to Newark at the meeting here...PORTSMOUTH
IS STRONG: Portsmouth, given a franchise in the league
a few months ago, has been hard at work building up a
championship squad, according to the team's manager.
The Ohio eleven has signed such men as Glassgow,
former Iowa star. Tiny Lewis, Lumpkin, Chuck Bennett and
Roberts. The Chicago Cardinals also have been active
and have signed nine new stars in addition to the nucleus
of last year that includes Ernie Nevers, it was brought out
at the session here. Capt. Lambeau plans a non-league
game to start the season on Sept. 14. He has offers for
contests with teams from Memphis, Cincinnati and
Columbus and will pick the strongest of the three within a
week, he said. Teams in the league this year will represent
Green Bay, New York, Frankford, Chicago (Cardinals and
Bears), Boston, Staten Island, Newark, Providence, Buffalo,
Minneapolis and Brooklyn...LAMBEAU PLEASED: In a
telegram today to league officials here, Captain Lambeau
said he was well pleased with the schedule but declared
that it was the hardest the Packers ever booked. Never
before have the New York Giants and the Frankford Yellow
Jackets appeared here on successive Sundays. Both of
these games are expected to attract capacity crowds, as 
the Giants and Jackets always have strong elevens and
point for their Green Bay games. Captain Lambeau will
return tonight from Atlantic City and immediately start work
lining up additional players to strengthen the Packers'
battlefront.
DUNN TO PLAY WITH PACKER ELEVEN AGAIN
JULY 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - At the end of every
season of the past three years, a veteran of many pro grid
campaigns but still a young man announced his retirement
but the succeeding falls found him eager and ready to go
again. Such if the case of Joseph (Red) Dunn, Milwaukee,
veteran quarterback of the Green Bay Packers eleven and
one of the best field generals in the business. At the 
football banquet given the Packers last fall after they won
the National league title, Red was called on for a speech
and replied by telling those present that he was ready to
retire. It was old stuff to most of his followers and they
laughed and told him he would be back. Red insisted that
he was through however and told them to wait and see.
They did and today are rewarded for their patience as Capt.
E.L. "Curly" Lambeau announces that a signed contract for
the 1930 season has been received from Dunn. Evidently
Red can't give up his first love as easily as he thought he
could. There is still a lot of good football left in Red, and he
should be able to hold his own with any of the signal
callers in the circuit again this year. The quarterback makes
his home in Milwaukee. He came to the Packers in 1927
from the Chicago Cardinals where he had played for two
years. Before joining the Chicago eleven, Dunn served with the Milwaukee Badgers, making his pro debut with that team after graduation from Marquette. At the Milwaukee university, Red played as a quarterback for three years. He is a smart field general and can pass and receive passes with any back in the country. He also can drop and placekick accurately, and can run and block when called on for those duties.
PACKER SEASON TICKET DRIVE TO BEGIN SOON
JULY 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Season ticket salesman for the Green Bay Football corporation met Friday evening at the Press-Gazette and preliminary plans for the 1930 drive were discussed. President L.H. Joannes of the Football club were in the chair and mapped out the goal for this fall. Vice president Gerald Clifford, who is to supervise the sale of the tickets, is making up a list of workers preliminary to opening the campaign in about three weeks. In the meantime, the season ticket sales committee will map out districts. Lists of customers in other years have been prepared and another group of prospects will be drafted. President Joannes pointed out to the salesmen that this should be a banner year for season ticket sales as the Packers' home schedule is the best that Green Bay has ever had. "It is safe to say that there will be sellouts for at least four of the games," said the corporation president, "and owners of season tickets won't have to worry about getting seats. Each year the number of season ticket holders has increased and I am confident that this 'select list' will continue to show a healthy growth this fall. It is well for the football fans to remember than the season ticket sale provides the foundation for the Football corporation financing. This fall our expenses will be unusually heavy as we contemplate the construction of 1,500 additional grandstand seats at the City stadium and it means that we must speed up our season ticket selling campaign in Green Bay and the immediate vicinity just that much more." A meeting of the Football corporation board of directors will be held next week for the purpose of approving several proposals drafted by the executive board. An important change in the handling of tickets for the Packer games is under consideration along with other executive matters which will tend to give Green Bay a bigger and better season of professional football at home.
PACKERS SIGN BLOODGOOD, FITZGIBBONS
JULY 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Not content with
signing college men of last year to help bolster the lineup
of the 1930 Green Bay Packer grid team, Capt. E.L. "Curly"
Lambeau has come to terms with a pair of seasoned pro
veterans sought by several other professional football 
teams. The latest additions to the ranks are Al Bloodgood,
quarterback, and Paul Fitzgibbons, halfback. Their signed
contracts were received in his morning's mail by the Packer
manager after considerable correspondence and personal
interviews. Bloodgood is one of the flashiest little backs
that ever broke into the pro game. He is a graduate of
Nebraska, the same school that gave Verne Lewellen 
college grid training, and has seen service with the New
York Giants and Ironton, Ohio, teams...PLAYED HERE IN
1928: Bloodgood was with the Giants in 1928 and will be
remembers by Green Bay fans for his flashy performance
against the Packers here that year. Last year with Benny
Friedman calling signals, the Giants let Bloodgood go to
Ironton, when that team raised the ante after the Packers
had made a determined bid for his services. While with
Ironton, Bloodgood was the main cog of the Ohio backfield.
He was largely responsible for one of the few defeats
suffered by Portsmouth last  year, scoring one touchdown
against that team and throwing a pass that resulted in a
second score. He can run, pass and kick and is one of the
smartest field generals in the business, although weighing
only 145 pounds...PASSED M.D. TESTS: In Fitzgibbons, the
Packers will have another halfback who can hold his own
with nearly any of the pro backfield men. Fitzgibbons made
his pro debut with Philadelphia and later went with the
Chicago Cardinals, playing with that team until the end of
the 1928 season. He is a graduate of Creighton university.
He is a good punter, blocker and runner. Last year he did not play football as he was enrolled at the Rush Medical college in Chicago and wanted to finish his scholastic work so that he could become a physician. He graduated from the Chicago medical school in June, passing his M.D. examinations and plans to play the pro game again this fall before beginning internship and taking up the practice of medicine. Signing of the pair brings the list of Packers players in the fold to eight. Capt. Lambeau is after several more good men and also expects to have a number of other veterans of last year back again. He probably will have the squad assembled for practice Sept. 7.
PACKERS TO OPEN SEASON AGAINST OSHKOSH
AUGUST 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Oshkosh will meet the
Packers in the non-league football game at the City stadium Sunday,
Sept. 14. After weeks of negotiating with a half dozen "free lance"
professional football clubs in four different states, the executive
board of the Football corporation last night placed its approval on the
Oshkosh contract, in the belief that the Sawdust City eleven would
furnish keener competition for the national champions than any of
the other teams under consideration...TRIED TO GET MEMPHIS:
Among the teams with which the Packer management negotiated
were Chillicothe, O., Toledo, Hammond, Ind., Cincinnati, Memphis
and Ironton, O. The Football corporation tried every inducement to
get Memphis here for the first fray but the southerners are engulfed
in a financial tangle and it was out of the question for the club to get
started at such an early date. Cincinnati would have been a good
attraction but this club could not guarantee appearance of its stars
so early in the season as several of the Redlegs, including E. Pidney
Purdy, are playing baseball. On paper, neither of the Toledo nor
Ironton aggregations looked as strong as the batlle front which
Oshkosh will present here...GOOD TEAM IN 1929: Pro football has
been played at Oshkosh for the past few years and the club has
made a good record in independent gridiron circles. In 1929, they
had a good eleven and breezed through the season unmarred. Lon
Darling, brother of Bernard, the Packer center, manages the team 
and this fall he is molding together one of the strongest teams in the
middle west. Darling had great success with the Oshkosh pro
basketball quintet last winter and he figures that he can do the same
with football. In the contract for the Packer game which Darling
signed, he guaranteed the appearance of some football stars who would be a credit to any club in the National league...RUNNING MATE OF GRANGE: Earl Britton, who wrote football history at Illinois as a running mate to Red Grange, will play with Oshkosh. Britton is a veteran postgraduate player, having seen service with the Chicago Cardinals, Dayton and Philadelphia Yellowjackets. Johnny Roach of Notre Dame, Bud Dame, Bud Laabs of Beloit and Red Martin, said to be the greatest back ever developed at Ripon, will be companions of Britton in the backfield. The Packers tried hard to get Martin but his coaching job at  Ripon prevented him from signing a NFL contract. On the ends, Oshkosh will have George Hotchkiss of Wisconsin and Hank Jensen of Oshkosh Normal. Jensen is a baseball catcher and well known to the fans in the Valley...DRAFTZ IS A FOOTBALL NATURAL: Dauber Draftz, the Oconto giant, will play tackle for the Sawdust City aggregation. Draftz never saw the inside of a college but he is one of those naturals in a football way. The Oshkosh management is trying to get McCracken, Indian star, to play against the Packers but there is nothing definite about his appearance in the lineup as his coaching job may not let him get away for a week of practice preparatory to the game. The front wall will average about 200 pounds and this beef together with the triple threat of backfielders should make things interesting for the Packers. 
HUBBARD AND LIDBERG SIGN TO PLAY HERE
AUGUST 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Contracts from
two more members of the 1929 national championship 
Packer professional football squad were received today by
Capt. E.L. Lambeau, bringing the list of veterans in the fold
to 14 and the number of players signed up for the 1930
season to 24. The latest signed players are Carl (Cully)
Lidberg, former Minnesota fullback, and Cal Hubbard, 
graduate of Geneva, and tackle and end with the New York
Giants before he came to Green Bay last year...PLAYED IN
1926: Lidberg played with the Packers in 1926 after
graduating from Minnesota, where he was regarded as
one of the greatest line plungers of all time. He played fine
football with the Packers the first season but in 1927 and
1928 did not play the professional game as he was the
assistant coach at Colgate. He returned to the Packers last
year and turned in some great performances, backing up
the line on defense and smashing through front walls on
the offense. He weighs about 190 pounds and is a fast
starter and a hard tackler. Hubbard was used at end and
tackle with the Packers last year and occasionally was
called into service on the secondary defense to back up the
​line. He is a dangerous man on offense and can hold his
own with anyone when defending his own goal line.
Hubbard is one of the biggest men in professional football,
weighing close to 250 pounds. He is about 6 feet 2 inches
tall and for a big man is quite fast...FIVE TACKLES SIGNED:
With Hubbard back, Capt. Lambeau now has five men who
can be called on to duty as tackles. The group includes
Perry, Sleight, Hanny, Raidck and Hubbard.
FOOTBALL LEADERS SATISFIED WITH SEASON TICKET
DRIVE
AUGUST 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Despite the fact
that "fair week" in other seasons proved poor going for
Packer season ticket solicitors, Vice president Gerald
Clifford and the other Football corporation officials are more
than satisfied with the returns this week. Members of the
campaign crew meet again tonight and more tickets for
delivery will be distributed by E.A. Spachmann, who is
filling orders as fast as they are received...ARE GETTING
RESULTS: Several groups have cleaned up their call lists
completely and are now ready to swing over into other
districts and give a hand wherever it is necessary. The 
followup visits are getting results as a half dozen names
have been taken off the "turndown" list. One story is being
told about a downtown businessman who appeared to be
lukewarm to the season ticket proposition when first
approached. He stalled a bit with the solicitor and told him
to come back in a few days. Between times, the solicitor
tipped off a number of the campaigners and they all made
it a point to talk tickets to the prospective purchasers. 
Finally, the first salesman called around again and Mr.
Businessman had the check ready, adding that if he had
bought on the first call, he probably would have been less
bothered during the past week....PAYS IN LONG RUN: It is
this kind of followup business that is heading the Football
corporation campaign toward a record figure. The drive for
funds is being watched in many cities and even one of the
Milwaukee sport scribes called up recently and asked: 
"How much money have you raised by selling season
tickets?" After being told the total was in the neighborhood
of $9,000, he remarked that "It costs money to win football
championships but that it probably pays in the long run."
There is no letup in the out of town ticket demand. Mulligan
Seroogy at Nee-Menasha wants a block of 50 tickets for the
Bears, Giants and Yellowjackets games; Les Smith, the
Kaukauna baseball manager, is lining up an Electric City
delegation for every one of the games here while over at
Wisconsin Rapids, according to George Gibson, the
baseball crew will flock over to the Bay just as soon as the
diamond togs are laid away in mothballs.
VERNE LEWELLEN SIGNS PACKER CONTRACT
AUGUST 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Verne Lewellen,
the greatest punter in professional football, chosen on all-
American pro teams for the past four years, has been 
signed to play with the Green Bay Packers again this fall, it
was announced today by Capt. E.L. Lambeau, Coming to
Green Bay seven years ago to seek his fortune in the world
of law and professional football after graduation from the 
law school at the University of Nebraska, Lewellen soon
became a favorite with followers of the sport. He has 
played every year since coming here, seldom going out of
the game with injuries. Lewellen has almost uncanny
ability to place punts out of bounds on the three, four and
five yard line, and his work in this department of the game
often has pulled the team from a dangerous position to one
of considerable advantage over opponents. On occasions,
Lewellen has punted the entire length of the playing field...
RUNS LIKE A DEER: The veteran halfback is a triple threat
artist. He can pass and run almost as good as he can kick
and is a fine man on defense, both in forward pass
defense and in stopping running plays that came his way.
Once in the open, Lewellen is almost impossible to catch
as he can run like a deer. The Packer star has the unique
distinction of being the only professional football player in
the country that is also a district attorney. Lewellen was
elected Brown county district attorney on the Republican
ticket in 1928 and is running for re-election this fall...10
NEW MEN: Capt. Lambeau now has practically completed
the roster for the 1930 squad. A few men remain to be
signed, including Mike Michalske, all-American guard of the
1929 team and one of the outstanding players in the 
country. Michalske is expected to arrive in Green Bay this
weekend, and probably will sign a contract when he gets
here. The lineup now contains the names of 25 men,
including 15 veterans of the 1929 championship team and 10 new men. About half the men under contract have started light workouts at Joannes park in the afternoon.
PACKERS BEGIN ARRIVING FOR SEASON'S PLAY
SEPTEMBER 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Labor Day holiday dubbed the Packer season ticket sale a bit, according to reports filed by the solicitors at Tuesday night's meeting, but another $500 was added to the total and the executives of the Football corporation are still confident that the next ten days will see a healthy increase in the number of ticket purchasers. Art Gotto, Walter Mott, Chief Drum, Charlie Mathys, Ed Schweger, Bud Jorgenson, Eli Wood, Elmer Brown, Lewis Peal, Bill Haslam, Elroy Van Oss, Henry Lardeau and many of the other ticket sellers have cleared the decks to speed up action for the next few days and some surprising results are looked for Friday night when the ticket salesman get together for another checkup...ARE MOVING FAST: There are still a number of choice reservations available in the season reserved section but the tickets are moving fast and those wishing seats should place their orders immediately. E.A. Spachmann, who handles the tickets, is fairly well caught up in his work and it is possible to make deliveries on 24-hour notice. Several solicitors at Tuesday night's meeting called attention to the rumors about increase in price of Packer tickets and Vice-President Gerald Clifford issued this statement: "There is nothing to the report that there has been a wholesale increase in the price of Packer football tickets. Two section of the north side of the field, B and C, have been raised from $1.50 to $2. These two sections are adjacent to the 50-yard line and the Football corporation directors felt that if the occupants of seats on the south side of the field paid $2 a seat in the middle sections, there was no reason why the same price should not be charged for the north side center sections."...6,000 DOLLAR SEATS: "The prices for seats in Sections A, D, E and H remain at $1.50, and this same price prevails in the two new sections on the south side of the field. In other words, there are nearly half again as many $1.50 seats in the grandstands than there are $2 seats. There has been no change in the price of the box seats. The general admission price is $1 and these bleacher seats will accommodate approximately 6,000 spectators. The Football corporation has mailed out many seats on orders and it is urged that checks be returned immediately, it will greatly assist in the bookkeeping and won't necessitate some of the solicitors turning collectors in the closing days of the drive."
OSHKOSH PLANS SURPRISE FOR PACKER ELEVEN
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Several members of the Packer football team are already in town and preparing for the first official practice session to be held Sunday afternoon at Joannes park. Among the early arrivals are Wuert Englemann, Nebraska, who will perform at one of the halfback positions this fall, and Bo Molenda, stellar fullback of last year's squad. A group of about 12 players are working out every afternoon at 5 p.m. in Joannes park, taking off surplus poundage put on during the summer. Most of the men appear to be in fine shape and it probably will not take long to get in condition for the grueling season that opens with the game against Oshkosh here Sept. 14. Johnny Blood, Verne Lewellen and Dave Zuidmulder, halfbacks, are among those who have been here all summer and are ready for the first practice session. Arnold Herber, quarterback, Bernard Darling, center, Lavvie Dilweg, end, Dick O'Donnell, end, Claude Perry, tackle, Hurdis McCrary, fullback, Dave Zuidmulder and Ken Radick have been in Green Bay for some time. Darling, Radick, Zuidmulder, Herber, Dilweg, O'Donnell all make their home the year around...WILL ARRIVE FRIDAY: Many fans have expressed concern about the absence of Mike Michalske, but Capt. E.L. Lambeau said today that he was sure the all-American guard would be in town some time this week and would sign a contract. A few other veterans also are expected to be lined up this week, the manager said. Paul Minnick, guard, Bloodgood, quarterback, and Sleight, tackle, are expected to arrive in Green Bay Friday, according to Capt. Lambeau. Others will be here Saturday and early Sunday, he said. Spic and span in a new cost of paint, the city stadium will provide a perfect layout for the opening game. For over a month, improvements have been underway at the football field and the job will be completed several days before the whistle blows for the first kickoff. Setting up of the bleachers will start Monday and the Football corporation figures on having seats all around the playing field...WILL SET UP FLAG POLE: The flag pole, which will fly the Packers' 1929 championship bunting, is to be set up at the west end of the park. This is a gift of the Green Bay Planing mill. The staff has been painted blue and a gold ball rests on the top of the pole. The pennant raising ceremonies will be staged at one of the early season contests. Definite announcement of the program is to be made in the near future. One of the improvements this fall at the park is the wiring off of the space under the grandstands on each side of the field. This will eliminate the prowlers, who in the past have nosed about under the seats while the games have been on...LIKE BILLIARD TABLE: The playing field looks like a billiard table. Daily rolling and sprinkling has smoothed out all the rough spots and brought the grass up nicely in the few barren places. Thanks to the fire department, who provided a big hose, the gridiron has been thoroughly soaked several times weekly while Groundskeeper Jake Miller has filled in with the lawn sprinkler wherever it has been necessary. Several tennis courts are being built outside the fence at the west end of the park but this will not necessitate any change in the gates or exits but will probably force a slight shifting in the ticket selling booths. There is a continual stream of football fans every day to the city stadium and nothing but favorable comments are heard about the Packers' home. One of the onlookers remarked that the park was "fit for national champions".
OSHKOSH PLANS SURPRISE FOR PACKER ELEVEN
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "We're going to surprise the Packers," that was the forecast of Len Darling, manager of the Oshkosh professional team, which opens the football season in Green Bay a week from Sunday. Darling was here Thursday to meet Football corporation executives and incidentally make arrangements to get a block of 500 seats for Oshkosh fans. According to Darling, Oshkosh is going to take to professional football even better than it warmed up to the brand of basketball played there last winter. "For several years, we have been playing professional football," said the Oshkosh promoter, "but never before have we ever entered into it on such an extensive scale as this fall. We appreciate that it takes time to build up a winning team but I think that the Oshkosh club will give the Packers plenty of trouble in the game here."...BRITTON FORMING DEFENSE: "Earl Britton, former Illinois star, played against the Packers often enough to know what it is all about and is building up a defense, which we trust will check the vaunted air attack of Coach Lambeau's team. We have attempted to get together a big husky outfit and there isn't a man on our club who hasn't some college experience. There are a couple of other veteran pro players in the lineup. Herb Bizer from Carroll was with Buffalo last season while Jim Dunham saw service with the Canton Bulldogs. Quarterback Red Martin starred at Ripon for three years. He is a brilliant open field runner and a great receiver of punts. Johnny Roach did his stuff as a halfback at Notre Dame. Schweers from Shawano, a former Oshkosh Normal star, will also perform in our backfield."...HEAVY FORWARD WALL: From figures on poundage presented by Darling, Oshkosh will have a forward wall averaging about 200 pounds. The weight of his tackles follow: Hauser, 200; Hall, 205; Draftz, 210, and Dunham, 240. Brennan, one of the guards, weighs 235 while Rube Schipper goes 190 and Bloomquist 195. Rose and Stryweski, both former Ripon centers, weighs 195 and 190 pounds respectively. Brenedick, 200, Bizer, 195, Jansen, 185, and Hotchkiss, 180, will carry the brunt of the work on the ends of the line. Roach, weighing 165, is the lightest man in the backfield. The weights of the others are: Martin, 180; Klemz, 170; Nason, 170; Giebel, 170; Curtis, 195; Stilp, 175; Britton, 210; Schweers, 200; Griewski, 210.
NATIONAL LOOP PRO TEAMS MUST TRIM ROSTERS TO 22 AFTER THIRD LEAGUE GAME
JULY 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A resolution limiting the number of players under contract to any club in the National Professional Football league to 22 after the third league game was passed at the schedule meeting of club directors in Atlantic City recently, according to Capt. E.L. "Curly" Lambeau of the Green Bay Packer team, who received a copy of the resolution today. Not more than 20 men under contract will be permitted to be in uniform or on the players' bench or to participate in any one game, according to other sections of the resolution. No club will be allowed to have less than 16 eligible players in uniform and able to play, the resolution states. Following is the resolution: "BE IT RESOLVED, 1. That no player shall be eligible or shall be permitted to play in any league game unless a duplicate copy of his contract duly signed and executed shall be on file in the office of the president of this league. 2. That the number of players under contract to any club in this league shall at no time exceed twenty-two men after the third league game of the season has been played by that individual club. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: 1. That no more than twenty of such players under contract and eligible shall be permitted to be in uniform or on the players' bench or to participate in any one game. 2. That no club shall have less than sixteen eligible players under contract in uniform and on the players' bench and able to participate in any league game. BE IT IS STILL FURTHER RESOLVED: 1. That is shall be the duty of the president, previous to each game, to supply the referee appointed by him with a written list of the eligible players under contract to each of the opposing clubs. 2. That before the commencement of each game, the manager or other officials of the contesting teams, shall supply a list of not more than twenty nor less than sixteen eligible players selected by them to participate in that particular game. In like manner they shall upon request supply the manager or other officials of the opposing team with a duplicate copy of the list of such players. 3. That it shall be the duty of the referee before the beginning of each game to compare and check the names of players selected by the managers with those forwarded to him by the president. 4. That it shall be the duty of the referee to carefully check the names of all players from each team who shall participate in every game and no player shall be permitted to play such game whose name is not upon the list supplied by either manager. BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED: 1. That should there be any evasion or breach of this rule of any fraud or subterfuge attempted or consummated in connection therewith, that the referee shall draw the matter to the attention of the umpire appointed by the president and officiating in this particular game, notifying him of such breach or evasion. 2. That immediately following said game, or as soon thereafter as possible, the referee shall make a report to writing of such breach or evasion to the president of the league and such report shall be attested by the umpire. 3. That the president shall upon receipt of such report from the referee duly attested by the umpire immediately assess and collect a fine of $500 upon the offending club and the game in question shall automatically be forfeited to the opposing club. 4. And that should both clubs be guilty of breach or evasion of this rule that the president shall immediately assess and collect a fine of $500 upon the offending clubs and the game shall be automatically cancelled and shall not count in the percentage column. AND BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED: 1. That in the case of the suspension of any player from any club in this league, either as a result of injuries, misconduct or other cause any club carrying under contract its full quota of twenty-two players and who may be desirous of maintaining such full quota, may if it deems fit employ the services of another player under contract, but only after such suspension has existed for a period of not less than fourteen days. 2. That notification in writing and proof of such period of suspension together with the contact duly signed and executed of this new player shall be forwarded to the president of the league. 3. And that upon the lifting of such suspension the substituted player shall cease to be eligible and his name shall be removed from the list of players on file in the office of the president, if his retention causes the list of players of such club to exceed twenty-two men. AND BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED AND STIPULATED: 1. That notice of the signing of this substitute player may be made by wire to the president and that such wire duly confirmed shall be accepted by the referee as evidence of the eligibility of such player. 2. That the referee shall notify the president of such evidence presented to him, and that the club availing itself of this privilege shall immediately forward a duplicate copy of this player's contract to the president of the league, as herein before required under the rules. Carried unanimously. 
WILL ENLARGE PACKER STANDS TO SEAT 13,000
JULY 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Construction of 1,500 additional grandstand seats at the City stadium has been ordered by the Green Bay Football corporation. The contract has been let to Marcel Lambeau and work will be started within the next ten days. At the annual meeting of the Football corporation, the question of enlarging the main stands was left to the executive board. The improvement hinged on what kind of a home schedule was arranged for the Packers at the NFL meeting in Atlantic City early this month. When it was announced that the Chicago Bears and Cardinals, Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis and Portsmouth would play here, it didn't take the football executives long to decide that additional seats would be necessary to handle overflow crowds. Football was ushered in at the City stadium in 1925 and at that time the big stands on each side of the field, together with the bleachers, more than handled the crowds. Football interest here has climbed steadily in the past few years and the present seating facilities are not adequate...HANDLE 13,000 FANS: The Packer management has long endeavored to provide a seat for every fan but at "major" games like the Bears, New York and Philadelphia this has been an impossibility despite the fact that extra bleacher seats were borrowed, and park benches were strung two and three deep around the playing field. With the additional 1,500 grandstand seats, it will be possible to handle close to 13,000 spectators at the park. The Packer management anticipates sellouts, however, for the big games, and it is suggested that the fans purchase season tickets and be sure of seats for every game. According to the plans, the additional grandstand seats will be constructed 28 rows high on the south side of the field, on both sides of the present main stands, which probably are better known as reserved seat sections E, F, G and H. This will make the grandstand on the East high school side run nearly the entire length of the field instead of from the 35 yard lines as in the past...WILL COST LARGE SUM: President L.H. Joannes of the Football corporation, in announcing plans for enlarging the seating capacity at the City stadium, said: "This improvement will cost the Football corporation considerable money but we feel it will be well invested as it will enable us to assure seats to hundreds of fans who come here from the neighboring cities for Packer games. Announcements of midweek sellouts have kept many away from our big games but with the extra reserved seats, the Football corporation should be in a position to take care of all requests. Even at this early date, we are getting many requests for tickets, and it certainly looks as if the Packers will play before the biggest home crowds in the history of professional football in Green Bay and the Football corporation is laying its plans early so that there will be no confusion when the season gets underway." A meeting of the directors will be called in the immediate future and then the season ticket sale, which is to be directed by Vice-president Jerry Clifford, will get underway. A large group of solicitors will participate in the season ticket sale campaign.
PACKERS TO HAVE MOLENDA AND MCCRARY
JULY 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A pair of powerful line
ripping fullbacks, who made life miserable for many NFL
front wall men last season, and who helped keep the 
Green Bay team in the thick of the fight, will return to action
with the Packers this fall. The fullbacks are Bo Molenda
and Hurdis McCrary, members of the 1929 championship
team that represented Green Bay. Signed contracts of the
pair were received today by Capt. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of
the Green Bay eleven. Many were the arguments of the
Green Bay fans last season as to the prospective merits of
the two fullbacks. Some thought McCrary was the best of 
the two, while an equal number thought Molenda had the
edge, but all agreed that either was good enough for any
pro team in the country. Molenda had his best season in
pro football last year. He came to the Packers in the fall of
1928 after a year and one-half with the New York Yankees.
Before taking up the professional game, Molenda was a 
star at Michigan, and was chosen on several all-Big Ten
elevens. He paired with Benny Friedman and helped give
Michigan the finest teams it ever had. The former Michigan
star is a power on defense and a terror at hitting a line. He
has considerable speed and tremendous driving power
when crashing through the line. McCrary came to the Bays
last fall from Georgia upon the recommendation of Jimmy
Crowley, one of the famous Notre Dame "Four Horsemen"
and former East Green Bay star. Crowley claimed McCrary
was the greatest fullback he had ever seen and the
Georgian more than lived up to all the good things said
about him. He has tremendous starting speed and can pick a hole in a line, go through it and continue on without checking speed. He is very shifty and also is a good man on forward pass defense. With the signing of the two veteran fullbacks, the Packer lineup begins to shape into a formidable eleven.
BOWDOIN IN GREEN BAY
JULY 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Jim Bowdoin, Packer center for the past two seasons, arrived in Green Bay today from Coffee Springs, Ala., and began work with the Schuster Construction company to get in shape for this fall.
PACKER TICKET SELLERS MEET MONDAY NIGHT
AUGUST 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The season ticket sale of the Green Bay Football corporation will be officially launched Monday evening in the assembly room of the courthouse at 7:45, when the solicitors get together to approve the plans drawn up by Vice-president Gerald F. Clifford of the Football corporation, who will be in charge of the 1930 campaign. Two weeks ago a preliminary meeting was held, and it was decided to go through the city more thoroughly than ever before during the ticket drive. Workers will be given the different wards and every possible effort will be made to boost the total high over other years. This is necessary as the Football corporation is expending over $3,500 in the construction of 1,500 additional grandstand seats at the City stadium in Joannes park. Vice-president Clifford has mapped out all the details of the campaign and will explain his plans at the meeting Monday night. Lists of the 1929 season ticket holders have been prepared by Spike Spachmann and they will be handed out to the ward captains. Among the solicitors who will have a hand in the campaign are: Howard Bassett, Tubby Bero, Francis Evrard, Walter Mott, Eli Wood, Spike Spachmann, Lewis Peal and Martin Hynes. "Monday night's meeting will be an open one," said Vice-president Clifford. "And we are hopeful that there will be a large turnout. We want volunteers to assist us in this campaign. There is a lot of work to be done, and the larger force we have the easier it will be to call on every prospective season ticket purchaser in the city and neighboring towns. There is a lot of work to be accomplished in the next six weeks if the Football corporation is to reach its quota in the preseason ticket sale. This year's schedule is the best that the Packers have ever played to at home, and I feel confident that if we can round up a large enough force of hustling solicitors, there is no question of success. Here is a chance for the football fans of Green Bay to show their plus-appreciation of the Packers in a different way."
WORK STARTS AT FOOTBALL FIELD MONDAY
AUGUST 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bright and early Monday morning, one of Marcel Lambeau's construction crews will start work at the city stadium laying the concrete bases for the new grandstands which will seat some 1,500 additional spectators at the Green Bay Packers football games. The lumber shipment is expected at any time while the big timbers have already been cut according to specifications. It is expected that the whole job will be completed in about two weeks and then the entire seating plant is to be given a coat of paint so that the home of the national champions will be spic and span for the non-league opener scheduled for Sept. 14. With the opening game but six weeks away, executives of the Green Bay Football corporation plan to get down to work the first of the week and not stop until the final whistle blows. The season ticket sale is the main business and an army of workers will start their solicitations Tuesday or Wednesday. Under the direction of Vice President Gerald Clifford, an intensified campaign in both the city and neighboring towns is planned. The ticket salesman are to meet Monday evening in the assembly room of the courthouse at 7:45 and the ward chairmanships will be allotted to some of the veteran workers, who have been in every campaign since 1923. Requests for season tickets are already being received by the Football corporation. "Save us the same seats as last year." That is the prevailing request of the fans who aren't taking any chances of getting lost in the shuffle. However, there is no chance of this because the "regulars" will be given the first opportunity to pick off their regular season reservations. Earl Huth, advertising solicitor for the Football corporation's official program, is making fair progress. A number of contracts have already been signed with "new business". The program solicitations will continue until Sept. 7 and the Football corporation hopes to be able to announce that at that time that the 1930 program will be double the size of other years.
PACKER SEASON TICKET SALE CAMPAIGN TO BEGIN TONIGHT
AUGUST 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - THEY ARE OFF TONIGHT! The 1930 Packer football season ticket sale will be launched in the assembly room of the courthouse at 7:45 and for the next six weeks the salesman will be calling on prospective purchasers. Despite the fact that the hot spell doesn't tend to put a gridiron tinge in the air, there is plenty of football being talked and it is not likely that the salesman will have to spend much time putting across their sales talk as the Packers' home schedule sells itself at first reading and announcements about signed players show that another great eleven will be wearing the gold and blue of the Green Bay Football corporation this fall. Tonight's meeting is open to everyone. In past years, the ticket campaign had been handled by about a dozen volunteers. Several of these salesman even sacrificed their own business so that they could complete their list of calls. This year, Vice-President Gerald Clifford, who is directing the season ticket sales campaign, wants six dozen instead of the dozen workers and anyone who will give a hand will be welcomed. "Each year the cost of professional football in Green Bay has increased," said President L.H. Joannes of the Football corporation in discussing the season ticket campaign. "And each year we have tried to increase our sale of season tickets accordingly. Today, we started the construction of 1,500 additional grandstand seats at the City stadium and this cost must be carried by an increased sale of season tickets. The expense will run approximately $4,000 and this means that we must dispose of about 300 more season tickets than we have in other years. It looks like a big undertaking but, if we can get an enlarged sales force working, I am confident that we will go over the top."
PACKER SEASON TICKET SALE LAUNCHED AT MEETING
HERE; 50 WORKERS TO HELP CAUSE
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay is even 
a good football town in ninety degree heat. This was
evidenced Monday night at the courthouse when more than
50 volunteers reported for the meeting which officially
launched the Football corporation's 1930 season ticket 
sale. It was a surprising turnout, considering the torrid
weather and it showed that the football fans are back of the
Packers this fall stronger than ever before. President L.H.
Joannes of the Football club opened the meeting by saying
that he appreciated the large turnout of volunteers and
added that once again it showed that Green Bay is in a 
class by itself so far as football interest is concerned. The
football executive then briefly outlines the plans and
introduced Vice-president Gerald Clifford who laid his 
program before the meeting. According to the ticket sales
chairman, a young army of workers will participate in the
drive. A dozen committees, each composed of about ten
workers, will handle the solicitation in the downtown and
other sections...BEGIN WORK MONDAY: These groups will
swing into action Monday and will be given until Aug. 25 to
take care of their assignments. The various wards in the
residential sections will be "toured" the last week of August.
Lists of the 1929 season ticket holders will be in the hands
of each committee chairman. Other solicitors will work on
the telephones and prospective customers will be lined up
for a "free lance" group to call on. Vice-president Clifford is
well pleased with the outlook at De Pere. He has drafted a
committee composed of Mayor Omer Kiley, Jim Hughes,
Charlie Goemans, Harold Kuypers and Tiny Cahoon into
the ticket sale service and these hustlers are planning to
dispose of 150 tickets. If this is accomplished, it will be
about a 300 percent increase for De Pere...SALE AT USUAL
PLACES: "Uncle Bill" Haslam is doing the missionary work
in the country. While on his business rounds, he is talking
football on the side and already has got orders for a
number of season tickets. It is expected that later in the
campaign, a series of booster meetings will be held in the
neighboring communities. This scheme was tried out last
season and it proved to be quite satisfactory. Subscription
books and other material needed for the campaign are
now in the hands of the printer and everything will be ready
for the solicitors when they start out on their rounds 
Monday. The Football corporation's executive board has
decided to establish a central ticket office in the downtown
district. Definite announcement as to the location will be
made within the next few days. However, the ticket sale
system of the corporation will continue to be the same as
in the past. Tickets are to be placed on sale at the usual
places about town. It is possible that the number of sales
agencies may be cut down slightly but the main branches
will continue to serve the public as in other years.
ELMER "RED" SLEIGHT SIGNED BY PACKERS
AUGUST 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Elmer "Red"
Sleight, all-American tackle of the undefeated Purdue team
last year, has been signed to play with the Packers this
year, it was announced today by Capt. Curly Lambeau. 
Sleight comes to Green Bay with the greatest reputation of
any college player ever signed by the Packers. His name
has been a byword whenever college football and linemen
have been discussed and nearly every team in the NFL
sought his service. While playing with Purdue the past two
season, Sleight was the rock on which the Boilermaker line
was built. He was shifty, fast and powerful and blocked
more punts that any other tackle in the Big Ten. At the end
of last season, he was a unanimous choice with Bronko
Nagurski, Minnesota tackle and fullback, for the all-
conference tackle and berth and both were named on 
several all-American teams, including the United Press
selection, chosen by outstanding coaches and officials
throughout the country...AN IDEAL LINEMAN: Football
coached regard the former Purdue tackle as the ideal
lineman. He was never out of position and kept his feet on
all occasions. He was a tremendous power both on
defense and offense and occasionally was called into
service as a running halfback because of his speed and
blocking ability. Sleight's home is in Morris, Ill. He is 23
years old, six feet, two inches tall and weighs 203 pounds.
Coach Lambeau met the Purdue star in Chicago last year
when the Packers stopped at the Cooper-Carleton hotel at
the same time that the Purdue team was in the city to play
the University of Chicago eleven. The Packers were in
Chicago for a game with the Cardinals and many of the
players met the college performers. Sleight at that time
professed considerable interest in the Packers and 
remarked about the splendid spirit of the Green Bay team.
He was impressed with the high caliber of men on the
squad and told Captain Lambeau that if he decided to play
professional football, he would first see the Bay manager...
MANY PACKERS SIGNED: As Sleight is well versed in the
Packer style of play, which is much similar to that employed
by Notre Dame, he should fit into the Green Bay machine to
perfection. Sleight played football as coached by Jimmy
Phelan, Purdue coach, last year, who got his training under
Knute Rockne at Notre Dame. With the signing of Sleight,
Capt. Lambeau now has several new men for the 1930
team besides many veterans of the 1929 championship
squad.
PACKER SEASON TICKET SALES COMMITTEE ARE
SELECTED
AUGUST 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Vice President
Gerald Clifford of the Green Bay Football corporation has
lined up his salesman for the season ticket campaign 
which will be launched Monday morning. According to the
plans the business district is to be visited first. Attention
also will be paid to the residential sectors, suburban
territory and neighboring communities...STAGE ALL SET:
Arrangements for the drive have been perfected. It is
planned to have the heads of each soliciting group report
daily. The ink is drying on the solicitors' books and the
campaign leaders have been given complete lists of the
1929 season ticket purchasers. The majority of the
regulars will be called by telephone as they are rated as
sure sales. This will eliminate unnecessary calls and will
enable the campaigners to spend most of their time on 
new business...MAKE IMMEDIATE DELIVERIES: The 
printing of tickets is scheduled to start Friday morning and,
according to E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge, it is
possible to make immediate deliveries early next week. 
The seating arrangement at the park is but slightly
changed. Sections A, B, C and D are on the north side of 
the field while on the south side will be Sections E, F, G, H,
flanked on both ends by the new sections, J and K. Each
of these sections will seat 756 spectators, there being 28
rows of 27 seats each. The six rows of box seats in
Sections F and G will be carried along in sections E and H.
This will increase the number of box seats for which there
is always a great demand at major games. Construction
of the additional seats is progressing rapidly under the
direction of Marcel Lambeau while Groundkeeper Jake
Miller is putting the gridiron in shape by spending hours
daily sprinkling the playing field.
DILWEG, BOWDOIN SIGN PACKER CONTRACTS
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Another pair of
veteran performers of the Green Bay Packer football team
came back into the fold today when the signed contracts of
LaVerne Dilweg, all-American end, and James Bowdoin, guard, were received by Capt. E.L. Lambeau. Lavvie Dilweg will be starting his fourth year in a Packer uniform and is expected to have another great season. This will be Bowdoin's three season with the Green Bay team. After starring at Marquette for three years and being chosen on several all-American college teams, Dilweg entered the professional football ranks with the Milwaukee eleven. When that team was broken up, Capt. Lambeau secured his services for Green Bay. Immediately Dilweg made good with the Packers in 1927 and was chosen on the all-American professional eleven. He played great football in 1928 and 1929 and again made a position on the mythical all-star team...LIVES IN GREEN BAY: On offense, Lavvie can open holes with the best performers in the business and he has few if any equals at catching forward passes. He also is a tower of strength on defense and seldom has he been boxed in on a play that came in his direction. He has made his home in Green Bay for the past three years, practicing law here and now seeks the Democratic nomination as assemblyman from the first district of Brown county to be voted on in September. Bowdoin got his early football training with the University of Alabama, performing on the varsity eleven for three years. He came here in 1928 and soon gained many friends...IS HARD WORKER: The big guard is a hard worker and is always in the thick of the fight. His stellar work in the forward wall last season played an important part in many Packer victories that helped bring Green Bay the national championship. As his work has been constantly improving, Capt. Lambeau expects Bowdoin to be one of his main cogs this year.
PACKER TICKET SALE CAMPAIGN OPENS MONDAY
AUGUST 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "We are all set to
go". That was the statement of Vice-president Gerald
Clifford of the Green Bay Packer Football corporation as he 
cleared his desk of the final preliminary details of the Bays'
season ticket sales campaign which gets underway
Monday and continues right up until the whistle blows for
the opening non-league game at the City stadium Sunday,
Sept. 14. "There will be an intensive campaign for five
weeks," continued the Football corporation executive. "It is
our intention to call on every football fan in Green Bay and
the neighboring communities during the campaign as we
aim to nearly double the number of season tickets that
have been sold in other years".CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS:
"This is a huge undertaking but I am confident of success.
Already our sales program has met with a fair amount of
success. Some orders for seats have already been made
and there has been an unusual number of queries. Take
for instance this past week. The weather has been 
anything but of a football temperature yet Marcel Lambeau,
who is constructing the additional 1,500 grandstand seats
at the stadium, tells me that there has been many fans 
coming out to look over the seating arrangements. This 
shows that football is getting a lot of attention and, as the
time draws near for the season to open, I look for this
interest to be at fever heat and this means that our ticket
sales will increase accordingly. Reports from the sales
committee chairman indicate they are going to hop into the
campaign with a lot of 'pep'. We have arranged for daily
reports from all the salesman and we plan to publish an honor roll of season ticket purchasers."...MAKE IMMEDIATE DELIVERY: "It will be possible to make immediate delivery on the tickets. E.A. Spachmann, who has charge of the tickets, reports that the books are about completed and the campaigners won't have to wait to complete their sales. This will eliminate a lot of the back tracking which has slowed up the season ticket drives in other years. We have had requests for football meetings in Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, Algoma, Oconto, Shawano and Marinette. During the latter part of the campaign we hope to be able to visit those cities and let some of the Packer football players do the talking. These gridiron tours worked out very satisfactorily last year and it tends to rouse Packer interest in cities adjacent to Green Bay."...COST MONEY TO WIN PENNANTS: "I'm making a final plea for a greatly increased season ticket sale. I want to again call attention to the fact that the money derived from this source is what enables the Packers to carry on in the professional football world. The advance sale serves as a 'nest egg' for the lean periods during the season and, if the Football corporation is without ample reserves, the team enters the championship race under considerable handicap as the price of pennants is climbing higher every year. No club has ever won the championship two years running but that is just what the Football corporation hopes the Packers will do and we are counting on the fans for increased support."
PACKERS SIGN D. ZUIDMULDER, ARNOLD HERBER
AUGUST 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Both East and West high schools will be represented by former football stars on the Green Bay Packer eleven this fall as Arnold Herber and Dave Zuidmulder, two of the best young performers ever seen in uniform of Green Bay schools, will get a chance with the team, according to Capt. E.L. Lambeau. Capt. Lambeau signed the former East and West stars today and believes both will develop into great professional football players. Dave was with the team last year, playing occasionally and gaining valuable experience in the professional sport. His punting and passing approved considerably under the able tutoring of veteran professional stars. He also learned many of the fine points of running and blocking and in another year, the Packer manager believes he will be able to hold his own with any of the veterans. While at East high, Dave was one of the outstanding performers of years as a halfback...ALL CONFERENCE MEN: Herber, who is regarded as the greatest all-around athlete ever developed at West high school, will be getting his first taste of the professional sport. The former Purple flash played freshman football at the University of Wisconsin in 1928 and last fall starred with the Regis college eleven, Denver, Col. The former West star can run, pass and kick with equal dexterity. He is shifty and elusive and once in the open is almost impossible to stop. West side fans claim that in one or two years he will be one of the sensations of the National professional league. Both young men weighs about 175 pounds and are exceptionally fast. They were chosen as all-conference players when in high school and played against each other in the East-West game of 1926, Dave's last season on the East eleven. Herber graduated from West in 1928...15 PLAYERS SIGNED: One of Herber's teammates at West high also will get a chance with the Packers this season as Kenneth Radick, tackle, was signed recently. Radick starred at West high or three years before going to Marquette. The Packer lineup now includes 15 players of marked ability.
GREEN BAY PACKERS SCORE 91 WINS, LOSE 28 CONTESTS IN 11-YEAR PERIOD OF PLAY
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Played 134 games, won 91; lost 28; tied 14. Percentage .765. That is the
PACKERS GET VETERAN TACKLE AND CENTER
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay's chances of winning its second consecutive national pro football championship became better than ever today with the announcement by Capt. E.L. Lambeau that he had signed another pair of veteran grid stars for the 1930 eleven. The latest additions to the roster are Merle Zuver, Nebraska center of the class of 1928, and Frank M. (Duke)
Hanny, all-American tackle at Indiana a few years ago.
Zuver was one of the outstanding linemen in the northwest
in 1927 and 1928 and gained a place on the all-conference
team for two successive years. He weighs 198 pounds and
is six feet one inch tall. Fast and aggressive, Zuver was a
constant threat to all who faced him in his college career.
After graduation, Zuver signed with the Ironton, Ohio eleven
where he played last year. The Ironton eleven was one of
the few squads that boast victories over Portsmouth. Duke
Hanny is well known to Green Bay fans for his work with the
Chicago Bears in 1925, '26 and '27. A giant in size and
possession of fine temperament for a professional player.
Hanny was an inspiration to other Bear linemen. In 1928
he went to Providence and was a mainstay in the Steam
Rollers' front wall as that team won the national title. He
had another good year in 1929, but asked for a release 
from Providence as he wanted to play in the west so that he
could be near his business. He is manager of the National
Equipment company, Joliet, Ill. Capt. Lambeau now has 20
players on the 1930 roster.
TICKET SPURT
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Starting the
second week of the Packers' season ticket sales campaign
solicitors picked up a lot of business Monday, according to
reports from the group chairmen filed with Gerald Clifford,
vice president of the corporation, who is supervising the
drive. "As we continue making the rounds," said the
campaign chairman. "We find that there is more interest
than ever in the Packers. The 1929 national championship
has certainly spurred our ticket sale this fall."...CLIFFORD
IS OPTIMISTIC: "We are a long distance from our goal but
I think that when the first of September rolls around we
should be in a position to report the heaviest ticket sale in
the history of the Green Bay Football corporation. So far in
this campaign, we are meeting with success in having the
'big fellow' shoulder his share of the football financing load.
Monday President Joannes and myself called on the
Northwest Engineering Co., and the Fort Howard Paper Co.
and each subscribed for box seats. This is new business
and we intend to make calls on other industrial plants and
business institutions in the city."..."IT IS CIVIC DUTY": "The
Packers have done more to put Green Bay in the public eye
than anything ever attempted here before and we feel it is a
duty of everyone who has the city's interest at stake to join
the ranks of season ticket purchasers." Distribution of the
season tickets is already underway. Deliveries are being
made as fast as E.A. Spachmann, custodian, can fill the
orders. Records show that this season the Packer ticket
business is at least two weeks ahead of other years, and
the corporation officials have every hope that the last 
minute jam will be eliminated. A number of season tickets
are being sold to fans from out of town. Unless all signs
fail, this business will show about a 60 percent increase
over other seasons. Milwaukee, Wisconsin Rapids, Oconto,
Marinette, Sturgeon Bay and Escanaba, Mich., football fans
are already listed with the season ticket holders. The
Football corporation's central ticket office in the Columbus
club will be open for business within a week. Reservations
for any of the games will be taken there and the requests
filled in the order that they are received.
COLUMBUS CLUB TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE
AUGUST 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The entire 
Columbus Community club will be open for inspection on
Sunday, Sept. 7, according to the Rev. William H. Kiernan,
managing director. People of the community are invited to
inspect the different departments in the building. The 
regular winter program will begin on Monday, Sept. 8, at
which time all the classes will be resumed. The building
has been entirely cleaned and overhauled in preparation 
for the coming season. The grill and the club rooms, which
are being repaired, will be ready for use on Sept. 8.
Member of the Packer football team will use the showers
and locker rooms on the fourth floor as in previous years.
Many of the lockers still contain articles belonging to the
members and they are asked to call for these so that the
space may be available to the members of the football 
team. No record was kept of the lockers and it will be necessary to transfer the articles to the lockers in the basement.
VALLEY FANS ORDER TICKETS FOR PACKER GRID BATTLE HERE
AUGUST 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The halfway mark checkup in the Green Bay Football corporation's season ticket drive is scheduled tonight at a meeting of the ticket solicitors and executives. "We want every solicitor to be on hand tonight," stated Vice-President Gerald Clifford, who is in charge of the sales campaign. "There is just another two weeks to go and we have got to know in actual dollars and cents just where we stand."...BIT BEHIND SCHEDULE: "So far as I can see, our campaign has been moving along well enough but I think we are a bit behind schedule so far as new business is concerned. We are still shy reports on a few of the old ticket customers but this can be cleaned up with some personal calls. Starting Wednesday our special committee will get to work. Members of this group, who have promised to give at least three hours daily to the ticket drive, will make calls on the 'turn-downs' and we expect them to swing 80 percent of the refusals into line."...STARTED CAMPAIGN EARLIER: "This year we have tried every possible way to eliminate the last minute rush for season tickets. We started our campaign earlier and our ticket department has been in a position to make immediate deliveries. Just the same we can already see signs of that eleventh hour jam and once again the Football corporation appeals to prospective customers to purchase their tickets now and not wait until the last minute. What's more, tickets bought at once are sure to be nearer the 50-yard line than those picked up a day or two before the season opens."...MAIL ORDERS INCREASE: The mail orders for individual games came in heavily over the weekend. Tickets for the Bears, N.Y. Giants games came in for the biggest play although many of the out-of-towners wanted to make sure of tickets for the Cardinals, Minneapolis and Portsmouth contests. Joe Muench, bowling alley magnate in Neenah, wants a block of 30 tickets for the Bear game while Ira Wenzlaff, the Valley league umpire, plans to bring up a party of 15 for the clash with the Giants. Tubby Howard, former Packer halfback, is bringing over ten Mondovi fans to see the Yellowjackets.
PACKER SEASON TICKET SALE GETS OFF TO FLYING
START; $1,000 BUSINESS FIRST DAY
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay
Football corporation's season ticket solicitors made good
progress as more than $1,000 business was done, 
according to Vice President Gerald Clifford, who is directing
the drive. Immediate deliveries of the season books are
being made. All tickets have been received from the printer
and E.A. Spachmann, who handles the tickets has started
to fill the orders...INDUSTRIAL FIRMS BUYING: One of the
features of the first day was the sale of box seats to several
industrial firms. This is a new angle of the campaign and it
is the intention of the Football corporation to have the
campaigners call on every plant, factory and business
institution in the city. At Monday night's meeting, call lists
were handed out to the chairman of the various groups. 
These were made up to date by eliminating sales which
were completed over the telephone. Each day of the drive,
the heads of the campaign groups will file complete reports
with Chairman Clifford...OFFICE TO OFFICE CALLS: Office
to office calls will be made in the downtown district during
the next three days and it is hoped to have most of the old
business handled before the solicitors meet again Friday
evening. According to the solicitors, the season tickets sell
themselves due to the splendid home schedule, which
brings the best elevens in the country to Green Bay. "We
have made a creditable start," said Chairman Clifford in
discussing the opening of the drive. "The campaigners are
digging into the work with a lot of energy and this will spell
success if we can keep up the same speed the next month
of the campaign. It is impossible to reach everybody at
once, but we are trying to make the rounds as fast as
possible. If any of the fans are worrying about their seats, a
telephone call to any member of the season ticket sales
forces will bring immediate action. What's more we are in a
position to deliver the tickets at one. There need be no
waiting like in other years until the week before the opening
game for season tickets."
LAVVIE DILWEG TO BE CANDIDATE FOR MADISON
ASSEMBLY
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Lavern "Lavvie"
Dilweg, famous Packer end and Green Bay attorney, 
announced today that he will be a Democratic candidate for
assemblyman in the September primaries, from the first
Brown county district, comprising the city of Green Bay. He
will oppose Harold C. Malchow, incumbent. Lavvie is a
member of the law firm of Clifford and Dilweg. Prior to the
organization of this firm a year and a half ago, he was
associated with Minahan and Duquaine, until that firm
dissolved after the death of Eben R. Minahan. He is a
graduate of Marquette university, class of 1927, and was
admitted to the bar in August of that year. For the last three
years, he has played left end for the Packer team, and has
been mentioned for three years on the All-American team.
He also has a remarkable football record at Marquette, 
where he was captain of the team in his sophomore year,
and All-Western end during his sophomore and junior
years.  In his final year, Walter Eckersall picked him on his
All-American team. At the conclusion of that year, Coach
Bill Ingram asked him to play on the All-Eastern team
against the All-Western at San Francisco. While at school,
he also was president of the senior class, law school
representative of the Alpha Gamma Phi social fraternity,
the Delta Theta Phi national law fraternity, and an honorary
member of Alpha Sigma Tau, in recognition of scholarship
and service to the school. If elected, he promises to 
represent the district to the best of his ability.
BLOOD TO PLAY WITH PACKER ELEVEN AGAIN
AUGUST 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Johnny Blood, 
versatile halfback and one of the most colorful players that
ever came to Green Bay to play football with the Packer pro
team, will be back in uniform again this fall. The flashy
backfielder's signed contract was secured by Captain E.L.
Lambeau today. He is the eighth member of the 1929
championship team to sign for the 1930 season and the
16th player on the roster. Eight new men have been 
acquired to date. Blood's college football training was 
gained at Minnesota before he joined the Duluth Eskimos,
with whom he played two years. In 1928, he signed with the
Pottsville Maroons and starred with that team in many 
games. When Pottsville disbanded last year, Blood came to
Green Bay, where his flashy performances soon made him
a favorite. He is a capable passer, runner and blocker and
a fine man on forward pass defense. He also played at the
safety position on defense in a few games last year and
turned in some spectacular performances.
TICKET OFFICE AT C.C.
AUGUST 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay
Football corporation has completed arrangements to 
establish its central ticket headquarters in one of the lobby
offices at the Columbus club, according to President L.H.
Joannes. "In the past years we have used The Press-
Gazette building," said Mr. Joannes, "but the rush of 
business got so big before some of the major games that
it created considerable confusion in the newspaper plant
and this fall the officers of the Football corporation decided
they would no longer use The Press-Gazette for a ticket
headquarters providing another suitable location could be
found."...SOON OPEN FOR BUSINESS: "Within a week or
so, our new ticket office will be open for business and we
will be in a position to take offers there for season tickets,
make reservations for individual games and also handle
mail orders. According to our present plans, the central
ticket office will be open day and night during the rush
season." There will be no change in the ticket selling 
system about town. Tickets for the individual games will be
sold as usual at the Congress, City News depot, Beaumont
and Broadway hotels, Goodfellow, Schweger, Empire and
Northland drug stores, Dashnier's cigar store, North Side
Community club and other places...ABSOLUTE DEADLINE:
This year, however, there will be an absolute deadline on
the pickup of tickets and all uncalled for reservations will be
placed on open sale at the central ticket office. The out of
town mail order business is unusually brisk this early date.
These mail requests for seats will be handled in the order
they are received by E.A. Spachmann. The season ticket
salesman will meet again Friday night and Vice President
Gerald Clifford, the drive chairman, hopes to be able to
report that nearly all of the old business has been cleaned
up.
O'DONNELL AND NASH TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Another pair of
veteran ends who can hold their own with any flankmen in
the professional football world have signed contracts to
return to the Green Bay Packer lineup this fall. The latest
players added to the roster are Tom Nash, former Georgia
star, and Richard (Dick) O'Donnell, veteran of many 
seasons with the Packer eleven. Both are ends. Nash
joined the Packers in 1928, and turned in several good
games. He is unusually fast going down the field, a good
receiver of forward passes and a fine man on defense,
seldom allowing opposing players to box him in or out of a
play. Nash also saw considerable service last year and
continued the good work started in 1928. While at Georgia,
Nash was selected on several all-southern teams for two
successive years. In his senior year he was named on a
number of all-American selections. O'Donnell came to
Green Bay from the Duluth Eskimos and seems to get 
better as the years go by. He played great football in 1928
and last year turned in even better performances. Although
considerably smaller than most ends, O'Donnell makes up
for what he lacks in size by aggressiveness. He is a fine
man on offense, opening holes for backs and on the
receiving end of forward passes. As he is a fast starter and
a sure tackler, he also is valuable on defense and few 
plays are sent around his end by opposing quarterbacks
who know his ability. With O'Donnell and Nash back in the
lineup, Capt. E.L. Lambeau now has four men signed who
can hold down end positions. Ken Radick, former West 
high and Marquette star, has played both tackle and end
positions while Lavvie Dilweg has been an outstanding
wingman for the past four years so the Green Bay eleven
should be well fortified in this department. Seventeen men
are now on the Packer roster and Capt. Lambeau expects
to have at least eight other players before the first practice
session is called Sept. 7.
$3,000 MARK PASSED
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Season ticket
solicitors of the Green Bay Football corporation have been
making good progress in the first week of their campaign
as figures from the office of Vice-President Clifford show
that the total to date is a shade over the $3,000 mark. 
According to the Football corporation executives, this is a
fair average but the campaign will have to speed up in the
next few weeks if the $20,000 goal is to be reached the first
week of September...BUSINESS TO PICK UP: Next week, a
big increase in business is looked for as the soliciting
army will be reinforced by some of the veterans, who have
been vacationing. Returns in the business district are a bit
below grade and it is expected that the committee will be
turned loose in the office buildings and stores in an
attempt to reach the quota that has been set aside for this
sector of the town. Joe Feldhausen, Wenzel Wiesner, 
Jimmy Beth and Marcel Lambeau are going to do a stretch
along Main-st. early next week and they expect to sell a lot
of tickets between north of Baum's store and the wire
factory out on the Cedar creek road...WEST SIDERS GOING
GOOD: Charles Mathys, Ed Schweger and many other
solicitors on the west side have been getting some 
splendid results. Practically all of the 1929 ticket holders
are back in line and a number of new names will be found
on the list. Reports from De Pere are being awaited with
interest. The Football corporation has a good committee 
and these boosters have promised to increase their sale
about 50 percent...BIGGER CROP OF FANS: Bill Haslam, who is chasing up buyers in the rural districts, claims the drought hasn't hurt his business and that he finds the crop of Packer fans in the country is bigger than ever this fall. Ticket solicitors will meet tonight to get their call lists for next week. Chairman Clifford wants all committee chairmen to be on hand as some important assignments are to be given out.
PACKERS BEGIN FOOTBALL PRACTICE SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Football will come back into its own here tomorrow afternoon with the first official practice session of the Green Bay Packers at Joannes park. A squad of nearly 30 men including several new players and many veterans of the 1929 championship team will try and bring Green Bay another title. Several of the new players and veterans who make their homes in other cities during the summer have returned to Green Bay and will be on hand for the session. Capt. E.L. Lambeau said today that he expected all but one or two men to be here for the first session. August (Mike) Michalske, all- American guard with the Packers last year, is the latest arrival. Capt. Lambeau has not signed Michalske on a contract yet but expects to do so tonight. Michalske came here from the Yankees last year, and played great football. He was chosen on all-American professional teams for three successive years...EARPE TO PLAY: Another veteran who is expected to add his name to the list tonight is F.L. (Jugger) Earpe, center, oldest regular player on the Packer team in point of service. Although Earpe has been playing professional football for nearly ten years, he is still able to hold his own with the best linemen in the country. Possessed with tremendous driving power and unlimited stamina, Earpe has been the mainstay of the Packers' front wall for many years. His passing has been faultless and as a defensive lineman, he has few equals. Capt. Lambeau also announced today that J.L. (Whitey) Woodin, guard with the Packers for the past seven years, will be back in uniform this year. Woodin came to Green Bay from the Racine Legion after playing at Marquette University. Woodin is a clever lineman who seems to get better as the competition becomes tougher. He is always in the thick of the fight and does more than his share in opening holes in opposing walls...BEGINS AT 2 O'CLOCK: The practice session tomorrow will begin at 2 o'clock and continue for at least two hours, Capt. Lambeau said. After Sunday the team will work out every morning in preparation of the opening of the season Sept. 14 against Oshkosh.
TICKET SELLER BUSY
SEPTEMBER 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Over a dozen
of the season ticket solicitors checked in at the Football 
corporation meeting Friday night and for several hours E.A.
Spachmann, who is charge of the distribution, and
Treasurer C.J. O'Connor were kept busy handing out seats
and taking in checks. Each day sees the Packer season
ticket total increasing but the gains are not large enough to
satisfy the officials of the Football corporation as there are
but a few days and the goal of the campaign is still about
$4,000 in the distance...SPEED UP CAMPAIGN: An attempt
to speed up the sales campaign on the north side was
launched last night. Several solicitors including Walter Mott,
Henry Lardeau, Eli Wood and Art Gotto are going to aid Joe
Feldhausen in the sector across the East river and Vice
President Clifford will also take a hand in the roundup. 
Business in the rural sections continues brisk. Bill Haslam
reported in with a number of new buyers despite the fact
that he has been on the sick list for ten days. Haslam is going into Door county the first of the week and he promises more sales. Elroy Van Oss, Ward Black, Lewis Peal, Charlie Mathys, Ed Schweger and the other solicitors in the downtown districts have a busy five days ahead and every member of the drive committee is going to make a determined effort on the last lap to boost the ticket sales considerably...MANY ORDERS COMING IN: Many orders from out of town football fans are coming in daily. This advance sale is heavier than it ever was. Requests for tickets have been received from Duluth, Houghton, La Crosse, Waukegan, Beaver Dam, Madison and a number of other cities away from Green Bay. The Football corporation's central ticket office in the C.C.C. will be opened next Wednesday. This ticket window is in the lobby and business will be handled there instead of at the Press-Gazette as in former years. Tickets for the Sept. 14 Oshkosh game will be placed on sale at the usual places around town early next week.
BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER 6 (Oshkosh) - Officials of the Oshkosh All-Stars professional football team announced Howard J. Hancock, former Badger athlete and director of athletics at the Oshkosh state teachers' college, will act as an advisory coach for the new team. The All-Stars play the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay on Sept. 14.
2,500 WATCH PACKERS IN FIRST WORKOUT
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - More than 2,500 fans turned out to see the Packers go through their first official  practice session of the year Sunday at Joannes park preparing for another National league season. Capt. E.L. Lambeau led 23 players on the field and the men went through about two hours of drills. Forward pass plays were stressed again and by the manner the players executed their duties, followers were satisfied that the team would be just as dangerous as ever in this department. Last year, Green Bay gained its greatest victories by skillful execution of the overhead game, and Capt. Lambeau plans to build up similar strong passing formations for this season...16 VETERANS PRACTICE: The group was made up of 16 veterans of the 1929 national championship team and seven new men. Four more men are due to arrive today to complete the roster for the 1930 squad. Fitzgibbons and Englemann, new halfbacks, were among those working out who made good impressions. Fitzgibbons is built similar to Eddie Kotal while Englemann is a tall rangy young man who showed considerable speed. Bloodgood, quarterback, who has had considerable professional experience, also was present and showed up well. Herber, former West high star, played at the quarterback position for awhile and showed enough form to indicate that he will make a determined bid for a job. His punting was excellent. Radick, also a former West high star and later Marquette varsity regular for three years,, was used at left tackle, between Dilweg and Michalske. Sleight, all-American tackle from Purdue, was another newcomer who left a good impression with the fans. He is tall and heavy, yet quite fast and should be a valuable addition to the team. Duke Hanny former Bear tackle and end, performed at an end position in the workout. He appears to be in fine shape and did some good work breaking up forward passes...IN GOOD SHAPE: All of the veteran appear to be in fine shape. No one appears to be much overweight and they stepped through a lively clip without letup. Lewellen, Blood, Dunn, Molenda, McCrary, Lidberg, Zuidmulder and Lambeau held down backfield jobs with a lot of spirit. Dilweg was just as noticeable as ever, grabbing forward passes, while Dick O'Donnell looked great at the other end position. Earpe, Darling, Bowdoin, Michalske, Woodin and Perry saw action on the line. The only absentees were Nash, end; Hubbard, tackle; Zuver, center, and Minick, guard. Michalske and Earpe were the final pair of Packers to sign for the 1930 season. Capt. Lambeau secured their contracts Saturday afternoon. The team will practice every morning at Joannes park. The first game will be staged next Sunday against the Oshkosh eleven. It is a practice contest.
OSHKOSH PREPARES FOR FIRST GAME HERE
SEPTEMBER 9 (Oshkosh) - Len Darling's Oshkosh football team invades Green Bay Sunday to tackle the Packers and, from the talk heard in Winnebago county, it seems as if everybody is going to the game. Word has been passed around that Oshkosh has a surprise in store for the NFL champions. Over the weekend a lot of huskies have arrived in town and some two dozen gridders have been working out twice daily at the fairgrounds under the direction of Earl Britton, who is coaching the squad. Howard Hancock of the Oshkosh Normal is giving a hand at every opportunity, although his own team keeps him busy. About 24 players will be taken to Green Bay for the game. Included in the list are a number of topnotch gridders. Oshkosh boasts a corking good set of backs. For quarter, there is Red Martin of Ripon, Phil Klems of Pennsylvania and O'Keefe, Marquette flash of a few years ago...ROACH AT HALFBACK: Three fullbacks are in the fold. Earl Britton of Illinois is a veteran pro player, having played with Dayton, the Chicago Cards and Philadelphia. Ben Griewski played at Michigan in 1924 while Ralph Curtiss has been heralded as the best fullback ever developed at Oshkosh Normal. The halfbacks are headed by Johnny Roach, a product of Knute Rockne's school. Nason was a flash at Lawrence while Giebel performed at Miami while Cub Buck was coaching the Florida college. Stilp, who starred at La Crosse Normal, is a first class open field runner. He also is a motorcycle officer at Nee-Menasha. Three centers are under contract. Rose and Streyzewski both played varsity  ball at Ripon, while Bill Herman captained the Cincinnati team two years ago. His home is in Manitowoc. Five guards are under contract. Budd Laabs, of Ripon, is going to be used as a center, flanked by Rube Schipper, Oshkosh, lightheavy pugilist; Caile of Wabash; Brennan of Oshkosh Teachers and Bloomquist from Lake Forest. None of these guards go less than 200 pounds...DRAFTZ ON TEAM: The tackles look pretty good. Hauser was a star at Ripon while Hall, assistant coach of the Oshkosh Teachers, has quite a reputation. There is also Duber Draftz of Oconto. The big fellow hasn't any college degree but he is a real player. In practice, he has been outkicking Britton. Dunham, 240 pounder, who played one year with the Canton Bulldogs, is the fourth tackle. Oshkosh has signed five ends. Bizer of Ripon, who played with Buffalo last fall in the National league, and Hank Jensen, Oshkosh Teachers, will probably start the game. Both are 200 pounders. The other wingmen are: Ladwig of Ripon; George Hotchkiss of Wisconsin and Clarence Bredendich, a graduate of Oshkosh Normal. When the Oshkosh team steps out on the field at Green Bay next Sunday, the players will be togged in brand new red and white uniforms. The Oshkosh management has purchased the best possible gridiron equipment.
WIND UP TICKET SALE
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dashing down the final lap, officers, directors and season ticket solicitors of the Green Bay Football corporation are making every effort to build up the list of prospective ticket purchasers in hopes of swelling the season sales total. There are only a few days to go and, according to Treasurer Charles O'Connor, the fund is still several thousand short of the desired goal. Last minute returns will cut down this gap somewhat...TWO MEETINGS THIS WEEK: The solicitors will meet this evening and some encouraging reports are hoped for. The final conference will be held Friday night at which time every solicitor must turn in his order book. Ticket customers, who have been mailed their tickets and who have not forwarded checks, are asked to do so at once. This will eliminate a lot of calls for collection purposes. The Football corporation has never conducted a more thorough campaign during the season ticket sale drive. Many members of the committee have given daily to the solicitation...SEVERAL THOUSAND SHORT: "We are well satisfied with the results of the campaign," said President L.H. Joannes, "despite the fact that the returns are several thousand short of what we had hoped for. The majority of fans have rallied to the support of the Football corporation splendidly in a financial way. However, we still have a few days to go and there is still a chance to sell a lot of season tickets this week. The solicitors are determined as ever to carry on and, if the fans who haven't bought, come through immediately, we ought to cut down that 'several thousand' shortage considerably. The season ticket purchaser is assured of the same seat for every game and has no worry about reservations for the major contests. We believe there will be sellouts at all major encounters this fall despite the fact that we have added 1,500 more seats at the park."
JOE KRESKY SIGNED TO PLAY ON PACKER TEAM
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Joe Kresky, former University of Wisconsin guard, has been signed to
play with the Packers, it was announced today by Coach E. L. Lambeau, coach and manager. Kresky was a star at Marinette before going to Wisconsin, playing against East and West high school teams a few years ago. He weighs close to the 200-pound mark and last year played with the Ashland, Ky., professional eleven. He was expected to report today. Cal Hubbard and Tom Nash, veterans of the 1929 team, are due late this week. Nash has been playing baseball, while Hubbard has been an umpire during the summer months.
BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER 9 (Oshkosh) - The Chicago Bears have signed to play here against the All Stars on Saturday Sept. 20. Manager Darling tried to book the Chicago club for the Sunday date but the Bear management refused as the squad is to be taken to Green Bay to see the Cardinals and Packers clash in a National league game on Sept. 21.
KOTAL CLAIMS OSHKOSH WILL BE TOUGH FOE
SEPTEMBER 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Coach Eddie Kotal of Lawrence college, who lugged a football for five years with the Packers, came up from Appleton to visit old teammates yesterday and dropped a warning that Oshkosh is coming here Sunday with an aggregation that will prove troublesome. "From what I hear from the fans, it is the general opinion that Oshkosh will be nothing but a pushover for the Packers. They are mistaken, as Len Darling is going to have a real ball club on the gridiron. Nothing would please Oshkosh more than to throw a stiff scare into Green Bay and that is what they are aiming to do. True, Oshkosh hasn't many outstanding stars like the Packers but the Sawdust City squad will be in there fighting with the underdog spirit. They have everything to win and nothing to lose."...NASON PLENTY FAST: Kotal enumerated a number of the Oshkosh players and he was high in praise of several of the gridders. Speaking of Nason, a former Lawrence back, Kotal said: "Don't let this fellow get out in the open because even Lewellen would have a tough time catching him." Ladwin, an end from Ripon, is a tough customer, according to the former Packer
star, while Hall and Hauser are a pair of corking good
tackles. "This Bizer is a product of Carroll. He is a fast end,
while Hank Jensen, who plays the other wing can take care
of himself on a football field," continued Kotal, who added
that both these huskies go over 200 pounds...ON SALE
TONIGHT: Tickets for Sunday's game with Oshkosh will be
placed on sale at the usual places about town tonight and
the Football corporation's central ticket office in the C.C.C.
on the lobby floor will also be open for business. Tickets
can be secured at this office in the morning from 9 to 12;
during the afternoon from 2 to 5, and in the evening from 7
to 9. A member of the Packer sales department will be on
hand at all hours to take care of the tickets and handle
reservations for any of the games...SPEED UP CAMPAIGN:
The Football corporation solicitors got together Tuesday
evening and the "home stretch" drive drive was mapped
out. Last minute call sheets were handed out by Vice-
President Clifford in an attempt to secure the $2,000 
needed to reach the goal of the drive. Out-of-town orders
are coming in briskly for league games. Ralph Cofburn, a
member of the Theta Phi fraternity at Lawrence, placed an
order for 40 seats for the game with the Chicago Cardinals
here on Sept. 21.
EXPECT RECORD CROWD AT GRID OPENER SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With the
Packers working out at a championship clip and tickets
selling fast, it looks as if the 1930 football season will be
ushered in here Sunday in a blaze of glory. There is a hum
of activity in football circles as the opening encounter draws
near. Reports from Oshkosh carry then news that the
Sawdust City is coming here about 500 strong and the
followers of the red and white hope to pick up additional
supporters in Nee-Menasha, Appleton and Kaukauna...
EXPECT RECORD CROWD: From present indications,
Sunday's turnout should be a record breaker as the season
ticket sale is larger than in past years while the out of town
​demand for opening game tickets has surprised the 
football corporation executives. However, the management
will be all set for the thousands who file through the gates
as the improvement work at the park, which has been
underway for six weeks, will be completed on scheduled
time. The big grandstands, together with the additions,
have been given two coats of paint and bright new numbers
mark each seat in the reserved sections. New bench seats
have been constructed for the north side of the gridiron while the bleachers dot every point of vantage around the playing field. The football corporation, aside from using its own portable bleachers, has borrowed bleachers from East and West high schools, the Northeastern Wisconsin Fair association and the Manitowoc Fair association. These bleachers will all be set up for Sunday's game...LAYOUT IS UNCHANGED: The entrance fates remain the same as other years and there is no change in the seating layout. Sections A, B, C and D are on the north side of the field while Sections E, F, G, H, J and K are across the gridiron on the East high school side. Sections J and K are the new additions to the south grandstand. Both of the big grandstands have been wired off so that there will be no room for prowlers underneath the reserved seat sections. There will be the usual efficient policing of the park during the game during the game. Eli Wood and Tubby Bero will be in charge of a detachment of 30 Legionnaires while Lyle Trotter will supervise the activities of ten of the city policemen. In addition, there will be both city and county motorcycle officers on duty...LADROW, BUTH HEAD USHERS: Nearly all of the 1929 ushers will be back on the job, according to the applications on file at the Football corporation. Ray Buth will be the head usher on the south side while Wally Ladrow will again be in charge of the north stands. All veteran ticket tackers have been signed for another year and there will be a few extras to help during the rush hour before game time. An improved method of program distribution has been worked out and the football corporation has incureased its program order so that even the late comers can be supplied. All the Packers' home games will start promptly at 2 p.m. The ticket offices at the park and the entrance gates will be opened each Sunday promptly at 12:30. Every usher, gateman and park attendant must be on duty at 12:15. This opening Sunday, all the park workers are asked to report at noon as there is the usual first game delay in
handing out badges and getting the squad lined up for duty.
​The football corporation's central ticket office in the C.C.C.,
which is now open for business, will handle the sale of
tickets on Sunday morning for late purchasers. All unsold
tickets from the usual places about town will be picked up
early Saturday evening and taken to the central ticket office.
No tickets will be sold at the Press-Gazette building.
BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Tom Nash,
former Georgia end who gained all-American fame in 
college and a member of the Packer team last year, joined
the squad in practice this morning. Nash, who has been
playing baseball in the Southern league all summer, 
appeared to be in perfect shape. With the arrival of Nash,
the Packer roster is complete. Paul Minnick is the only man
signed who has not reported. He notified Capt. Lambeau
that he would not do so as he is to be occupied with other
business interests this fall.
PACKER COACH PLANS TO USE ALL PLAYERS
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Meyer Morris
of Chicago, one of the veteran officials on the National league staff, has been named to referee the football game here Sunday afternoon between Oshkosh and the Packers. Working with Morris will be Ecky Erdlitz, member of the
coaching staff at the Oshkosh State Teachers' college, as umpire, while Bill Doyle of Menominee will be headlinesman. According to the plans of Coach Lambeau, every player will see action against Oshkosh and it is quite possible that some of the newcomers will be in when the opening whistle blows. With the material on hand, the Bay leader will be able to juggle his lineup frequently without weakening the battle front...WORK ABOUT COMPLETED: Marcel Lambeau's crew of men at the park are rushing along the final improvements at the stadium
and it will be ready to house a capacity throng. Painters have just about completed touching up the goal posts and
the small fence encircling the playing field. The big flag pole has been set up at the west end of the stadium but the 1929 national championship pennant will not be raised until Sunday, Sept. 20, when the Chicago Cardinals play here in the opening game of the league season. Invitations have been extended to league officials to attend the ceremonies...SOLICITORS MEET TONIGHT: Season
ticket solicitors hold their final meeting tonight and all 
workers are asked to turn in their subscription books so
that Treasurer Charles O'Connor can balance the orders
with checks deposited at the bank. Members of the Suilivan
Post, American Legion, who have volunteered to serve as
police at the city stadium during the home games of the
Packers will meet at the Legion building at 7 o'clock this
evening, according to an announcement by Eli B. Wood,
adjutant.
​BIG TICKET SALE
SEPTEMBER 12 (Oshkosh) - According to manager Lon
Darling of the All Stars, over 500 Oshkosh fans will attend
the football game with the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday.
A block of 300 seats was received from the management
here Thursday morning and nearly all have been sold. Two
hundred more tickets have been asked for. There is a lot of
interest in the game here and the daily practice of the team
at the fairgrounds is well attended. Earl Britton, who is
handling the club on the field, is well satisfied with the
squad. Fans here are wondering how the Darling family will
take sides on the game. Lonnie is managing the Oshkosh
club while a brother, Bernard, has been a member of the
Packer eleven for several seasons.
PACKERS OPEN GRID SEASON HERE SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Football, the
sport that takes a stranglehold on all Northeastern
Wisconsin about this time every year, is prepared to take up
its stand again here Sunday afternoon when the Green Bay
Packers open the 1930 season with a game against the
Oshkosh All-Stars at the City stadium. The game is a 
prelude to the National league season that opens a week
from Sunday with the Chicago Cardinals as opponents for
Green Bay. It starts promptly at 2 o'clock. Oshkosh, playing
its second year in the professional field, will come here
with a strong team, eager to show Green Bay that it is set
to make a place for itself in the postgraduate circuit. The
team will boast a line that averages over the 200 pound
mark and a fast and shifty set of backfield men...EXPECT
GOOD FIGHT: Few of the Oshkosh players have extensive
experience against such teams as the Packers, however,
and while they are expected to put up a good fight, the Bay
squad is an odds-on favorite to come out on top. Manager
Lonnie Darling, of the Oshkosh team, has been predicting
that his team will give the Packers the surprise of their lives
however and has visions of a victory. Judging from the way
the Packers have been stepping through practice sessions
this week, they should be in fine shape for the fray. Every
player on the roster reported in excellent condition and 
began stepping through the training sessions with a lot of
energy...NINE NEW MEN: Nine new men will be seen in
Packer uniforms where the team takes the field as the
Legion band strikes up the tune of "On, Wisconsin." The
Legion band has been playing at all the previous games of
the Packers here and will be out in full force again this
season. Besides the new players, there will be 18 veterans
of the 1929 championship team back in uniform. Capt. E.L.
Lambeau has announced that he plans to give every man
on the roster a chance to perform. Several newcomers
have been showing up in good shape in practice sessions
and should make a hit with fans. New backs who look good are Englemann, Fitzgibbons, Bloodgood and Herber. New linemen on the squad are Sleight, all-American from Purdue; Hanny, former Bear end and tackle; Radick, Marquette and West high star; Kresky, a guard, and Zuver, a center or guard...EXPECT RECORD CROWD: Interest in the battle has led football officials to predict the largest opening day crowd in the history of the sport here. Fans from Oshkosh, Appleton, Fond du Lac, Nee-Menasha, Marinette and several other cities in this part of the state have reserved seats. At least 500 fans from Oshkosh will be among the out of town spectators, the All-Star manager said today. The City stadium shines like a new dollar in its fresh coat of paint and additional bleachers. The playing field also has been put in perfect shape and the rains of the past two days have put the finishing touches on it. The gates will be opened at 12:30 and all ushers, ticket sellers and others working at the game are requested to be present at 12:15 o'clock. Lieut. William Walters, of the police traffic squad, who has charge of the parking at the park, has asked that all who will work with him meet at the courthouse at 10 o'clock in the morning to map out their work. Meyer Morris, Chicago, veteran National league official, will referee; Erdlitz, Oshkosh State Teachers' college coach, will umpire, and Bill Doyle, Menominee, will be the headlinesman. The Vita-Vox public address system, installed and operated by the Platten Radio company, again will be in operation with several improvements over last year's broadcasting equipment. Hummer Collette and Hal Lansing will announce interesting sidelights and a running account of the battle. Lansing formerly was connected with the WLS station in Chicago. Tickets for the game Sunday and for other contests are on sale at the Columbus club ticket office. The office will be open until noon Sunday and then move to the park. Tickets also can be had at various other agencies around town. There is no office at the Press-Gazette building this year.
eleven year record of the Green Bay Packers, 1929 national champions, who have scored 2,144 points to their opponents' 547. This gridiron aggregation, which has put Green Bay on the professional football map, starts another season on Sept. 14 and followers of the Green Bay machine are figuring that 1930 will add many laurels to the brilliant record of the blue and gold. The Packers started the game back in 1919, winning ten games and losing but one, that being to the Beloit Fairies. The Bays ran wild over all the other teams they faced, counting 565 points. This was their best year of scoring. In 1920, the Packers copped nine, tied one and lost another game to the Fairies. The no decision count was with the Chicago Boosters. Stambaugh, Marinette and the Milwaukee All-Stars were listed among the victims. The going got tougher in 1921 as Green Bay entered the NFL. Seven games were won, two tied and a pair lost. Rock Island and the Staleys (Bears) whipped the Bays while tie games were played with the Chicago Cardinals and Racine...1922 ROUGH SEASON: 1922 was a rough season as the Packers won but five, lost four and tied three. Duluth, the Chicago Cardinals, Rock Island and Racine set the Bays back while victories were scored over Minneapolis, Racine, Milwaukee and Duluth. In 1923, business picked up for the Bays, and they dropped but two games to the Bears and Racine. Among the teams taken into camp were St. Louis, Milwaukee, Duluth, Hammond and Hibbing. The 1924 season saw the Packers winning nine out of 13 games. This was the first season they took the Chicago Bears into camp besides scoring creditable victories over Ironwood, Kansas City, Duluth, Milwaukee and Racine. In 1925, there was a bit of a slump as the Bays won only six out of eleven games. The Bears, Dayton, Rock Island and Philadelphia were among the clubs thrown for losses. This was the first year the Packers went east and they suffered defeats at the hands of Pottsville and Philadelphia...LOSE THREE GAMES: 1926 was a better year, the Packers winning eight, losing three and having three tie games. Duluth, Detroit, Louisville, Milwaukee and the Chicago Cardinals were stepped on. This season saw the first Green Bay win in Chicago as Pid Purdy dropkicked a field goal against the Cardinals for a 3-0 victory. 1927 was one of the Packers' best years as they won nine games and placed second to New York in the NFL. Cleveland, the Cardinals, New York Yankees, Dayton, Philadelphia and Duluth were thrown for losses. Both defeats were suffered at the hands of the Chicago Bears. Seven games were won, four lost and three tied in 1928. Notable victories were scored over the New York Giants, Pottsville and Chicago Cards and Bears. Philadelphia whipped the Packers twice that fall. In 1929, the Packers went through the season without a defeat, winning twelve league games, and tying one with Philadelphia. This was the championship and every club had to bow to the Packers. New York was defeated in the crucial contest, 20 to 6, while the Bays took special delight in picking on the Chicago clubs, winning five games from the Bears and Cards.
GRANGE NAMES ALL-AMERICAN PRO TEAMS
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Play in the
NFL was of high standard again this fall. Many new college
celebrities such as Bronko Nagurski, Chris Cagle, Willis
Glassgow, Joe Savoldi and Nat Barrager joined the pro
ranks. All of the clubs seemed stronger than the previous
season and few of the games resulted in runaway scores.
High class line plays was in evidence, and this is the
reason there was less scoring. Practically every forward 
wall in the league averaged 200 pounds or better. There 
are many great players in the National Pro league and it is
difficult to pick an all star eleven. As the Bears did not face
Stapleton, Providence and Newark, we were unable to find
out who were the leading performers with those clubs.
Players and league officials tell me Ken Strong, the former
New York university star, did everything a great halfback 
should do for Stapleton. Doug Wyckoff also performed
brilliantly, I am told...DILWEG GREAT FIND: Naturally, being
on the same club, the stellar playing of Luke Johnsos at
end caught my eye this fall. This big rangy chap caught
passes, was down under punts and seldom allowed 
himself to be boxed in. Verne Dilweg of Green Bay is
another corking wingman. So are Kassell of Chicago, 
Nash of Green Bay and Campbell of New York. At tackle the
Bears had another standout in Link Lyman, the 240 
pounder, who races down the field like a speed merchant.
Bill Owen of New York, Douds of Providence and Slater of
the Cardinals are other corking tackles. Michalske of Green
Bay is regarded as the best guard in professional football.
"Big Mike" is a stonewall by himself and a bulwark in any
line. Kiesling, Carlson, Roberts and Danny McMullen rate
highly. Despite his size, McMullen always manages to 
break through opposing lines to throw runners for losses.
At center such stars as Nat Barrager and Joe Westopal
stand out. Barrager made a great showing in his first
season in fast company...MANY GOOD BACKS: There were
many high class backfield performers in the National 
league this fall. Friedman still is recognized as the 
foremost quarterback. His forward passing is a real feature
in the New York attack. Other sterling quarters are Red 
Dunn of Green Bay, Brumbaugh and Sternaman of the
Bears and Frosty Peters, who played at Providence and
Portsmouth. It is difficult to select the leading halfbacks,
although Strong looks like a standout. Lewellen, Moran,
Glassgow and Bennett, Lintzenich and Holmer, McBride,
Blood and Wyckoff are all fine ball carriers. Lewellen and
Lintzenich are regarded as the two best punters in the
league, while Holmer is no poor kicker himself. It is a little
less than a tossup between Ernie Nevers and Bronko
Nagurski at fullback. They are both great line plungers. 
Nevers is a triple threat star, while Nagurski can fill in at
tackle. McClain, Lumpkin and Joesting also rate high. In
fact, the football firmament has been crowded with star
backs.
PACKERS WILL NOT PLAY TILT WITH MEMPHIS
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There will be
no post-season game for the Green Bay Packers, National
champions this year, Capt. E.L. Lambeau said today, but
some of the players will join with members of the Chicago
Cardinals and other National league clubs to form a team
of all-stars to play the Chicago Bears in an exhibition game
at St. Louis, Dec. 28, if plans being completed by Migue
Malloy, Chicago promoter, materialize. The Bay manager 
termed as untrue reports in Milwaukee newspapers that
the Packers will invade Memphis next Sunday. He said that
the team will not play again until next September when it
will start defending its second straight championship. The
Chicago promoter has leased a large auditorium in St.
Louis and plans to stage an indoor game between the
Bears and the All-Stars on the December date, Captain
Lambeau said. He is recruiting players from Green Bay,
the Cardinals, Portsmouth and a few other western clubs
to be used against the complete Bear squad. All of the
Packers who care to play can do so, the Chicago promoter
stated in a communication to the coach here. Indications
are that only about half the men will make the trip, however.
Among those expected to play on the all-star eleven are
Johnny Blood, Michalske, Sleight, Molenda, Bowdoin, 
Zuver, Hubbard, Perry, O'Donnell, Englemann and Wilson,
of the Packers; Nevers, Rose, Kiesling, Baker, Belden of 
the Cardinals and Lumpkin, McClain, Douds and Smith of
Portsmouth.. While in Portsmouth, Coach Lambeau met
Joseph F. Carr, president of the National league and
discussed the Savoldi case informally, Lambeau said. Carr
indicated that the Bears were liable to lose their franchise
in the league as a result of signing Savoldi contrary to the
league rules. He said that the case would be settled at the
January meeting of the league officials. It was indicated by
Carr that Savoldi will be a free agent next year and can be
signed by any team in the league as his contract with the
Bears is illegal and therefore not binding, the Green Bay
coach added.
TO CONTINUE CELEBRATION THIS EVENING
DECEMBER 16(Green Bay) - The celebration for the
championship Green Bay Packers, which opened last
evening with a public reception and welcome participated
in by thousands of men, women and children, will close 
this evening with a banquet at the Beaumont Hotel, and the
presentation of the $5,000 championship purse secured
through popular subscription. More than 3,000 persons
jammed the station grounds of the Northwestern depot as
the rain carrying the Packers pulled in at 8:30 o'clock last
evening, and thousands more, many of them remaining in
parked cars because of the biting cold, lined the streets as
the parade wended its way to the Columbus Community
club auditorium, where a short program of talks was
followed by dancing. It was in every respect as warm as
welcome as was tendered the Packers last year, when they
brought Green Bay its first championship of the pro football
world, and while not all of those who waited at the deport or
watched the parade were present at the auditorium 
program, a conservative estimate places the number to
attend that function at 1,500...EXPECT 400 AT DINNER: 
About 400 persons are expected to attend this evening's
banquet, at which George Little, athletic director of the
University of Wisconsin, will be one of the principal 
speakers. The Packers will be guests of honor and R.A.
North, chairman of the citizens' committee, will act as
toastmaster. Milton F. Smith will preside, and talks will be
given by officials of the Green Bay Football corporation, who
will also present the purse. Dr. W.W. Kelly, past president
of the corporation, presided at the reception last evening,
and in opening his address said that the Packers, in 
winning their second consecutive pennant, has written pro
football history, accomplishing something that had never
been done before and will probably never be done again.
"For two years," he said, "they have played against 32 of
the finest teams in the country, and of those 32 games they
have lost but three. They have scored 244 points to their
opponents' 111. They have brought glory not only to
themselves, but to Green Bay and all of Wisconsin.."...
TRIBUTE TO WISCONSIN: Mayor John V. Diener paid 
tribute to E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, as a native son of Green
Bay, who had led the team for two years to a national title,
and in presenting the team with the key to the city, warned
them that if they visited Memphis, they should not leave it
there. L.H. Joannes, president of the football corporation, 
said that he was proud to bring this championship team
back to Green bay, and expressed the thought that the 
entire city joined with him in congratulating the players. 
Coach Lambeau expressed his appreciation and that of
the team for the turnout of fans to welcome them home, 
and said that, "As long as you continue to show a spirit like
this, we are going to try to have a winning team." In his
introduction, Dr. Kelly said that Curly is entitled to the
respect and admiration of all lovers of football in Green Bay
and that he is responsible for the fact that Green Bay has a
football team capable of winning national championships.
"Myself and the other cigar store coaches often abuse
him," he said. "And we sometimes forget to praise him 
when he is most deserving of praise."...LAVVIE MAKES
SPEECH: Dr. Kelly then introduced each of the players, and
called for remarks from several. Jug Earpe offered the
information that he was glad to be back home with the
championship, which meant so much to the team and to 
the fans, but said that every team the Packers played this
season was "all set" for them, and gave them a hard road
to travel to championship honors. Lavvie Dilweg, giant end,
introduced by Dr. Kelly as one of the greatest football 
players ever to step upon a gridiron, was given a rousing
ovation, and the calling of his name was greeted with
demands from the crowd for a speech. Lavvie suggested it
would be appropriate for the band to play, "Happy Days Are
Here Again", thanked all of the fans for turning out and
echoed the sentiment of Earpe with regard to the past
season. "After looking over last year's schedule and seeing
the opposition we were up against," he said, "I may steal a
thought from Coolidge and state that in my opinion we do
not choose to win a championship next year."..."I WON'T
COME BACK" - RED: Red Dunn also said that the Packers
this year played against opposition such as they never saw
last year and were forced to play withe every ounce of 
energy to take the championship. He said he was glad he
came on to Green Bay this year for the reception and that it
was every bit as enthusiastic as the one described to him
last year, when he left the homecoming train at Milwaukee.
Verne Lewellen said simply that it could rain or snow, but he was glad to be back in Green Bay, and Whitey Woodin agreed with other team members that the season had been "tough". Hurdis McCrary injected a bit of humor into the program when he said that he was glad to be back in Green Bay, reminded the fans that he and Mrs. McCrary were now located on S. Adams-st., and invited them all over to supper some evening. The stage was then cleared for the speaker of the evening, one John Blood, otherwise McNally, late of New Richmond, still later vagabond, and generally recognized playboy of the Packer squad. His talents at a speaker are so well known as to need no mention...EXPOUNDS PHILOSOPHY: Mr. Blood, as might have been expected, expounded a bit of philosophy. It is his philosophy, borrowed from the French, and it is to the effect that the main purpose of life is to be as amusing and as spectacular as possible. This, he said, explained his fondness for lateral passes and also the ice episode in New York. "About  a year ago, an after-dinner speaker called me 'the vagabond halfback'," he said, "and because of my philosophy. I did not object to being a vagabond. Of late, however, I notice that Chicago is making vagrants public enemies, and I wish at this time to drop the appendage. The Israelites, if I know my Bible history, were in bondage for 40 years - I have not been in bondage for that long, but I have been in vagabondage for quite a while and am all through. Last year, I said that I thought I was in the greatest town in the world, and I still am glad to be in Green Bay - the home of the perpetual fatted calf." There were several other remarks from her who was formerly the vagabond, including a somewhat risque story which escaped the censorship of the general committee. The talk was as amusing as the crowd anticipated and was greeted with enthusiastic applause. Claire Wilson and his orchestra whose services were donated by the Hotel Northland, furnished the music for dancing after the program and several hundred persons remained at the auditorium until a late hour...WHISTLES SHRIEKED WELCOME: Whistles shrieked as the train carrying the Packers pulled into the station, and the American Legion band struck up strains of "The Gang's All Here". There was a rousing cheer from the thousands as the players stepped from their coach, and the shouting continued as they pushed through the crowd to the buses, furnished by the Grey Transportation company, the Orange Bus Line and the Wisconsin Motor Bus company through the courtesy of L.M. Nelson. The parade, headed by a squadron of motorcycle police and the band, moved slowly through the streets, and crowds along the way shouted to the players in the buses. Youngsters, some of them little more than knee-high, trudged along in the cold besides the autos, gazing in rapt admiration at the heroes of the hour. Not one of them deserted along the line of march and an occasional salute from one of the players was reward enough for their efforts. The Northwestern depot was decorated with crepe paper in Packer colors and as the parade passed the Fairmont Creamery company plant, the steam whistle there was turned on. The band preceded the players into the auditorium and played two numbers before the program opened. 
"FRENCHY" YEAGER BACK FROM FIFTH FOOTBALL JOURNEY
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - In the bus with the triumphant Packers as they rode from the depot to the auditorium last evening was the most loyal football fan in all Green Bay. "Frenchy" Yeager, switchman on the St. Paul road, hasn't missed a Packer game in five years - and for that same number of years he's been holding the "sticks" at all of the eastern games played by the local team. Frenchy does not fall into the classification of the cigar store coaches. After five years of pro football spectating, he knows what a team is up against that hopes to win every one of its games. He came home with the Packers last night from Portsmouth, closing his fifth season, and he carried with him a fairly substantial purse from the players on the team, as a Christmas present. Which proves that players appreciate loyalty quite as much as the fans appreciate a championship team. This year, Frenchy was accompanied on the eastern trip by two other fans, Eldor Radick and his son, Ralph, of 1320 S. Broadway, father and brother of Ken Radick, former Marquette University lineman who performed with the Packers this season. The Radicks watched the Packers play at New York, Philadelphia and Stapleton. Yeager says that the Portsmouth team was many times "tougher" at Portsmouth than it was at Green Bay. The backfield, always good, was strengthened by a good line, and the Packers played hard and well to tie the game and keep the championship.
WELCOME PACKERS TONIGHT
DECEMBER 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The lid is off
tonight, as the Green Bay Packers, the only team in the 
NFL to capture the championship for two successive years,
return to their hometown - the smallest city in the pro 
league circuit. How loyal that city is to a team that has gone
through two football seasons with only three defeats will be
demonstrated by the enthusiasm evidenced at the public
reception planned for the players upon their arrival, and at
the banquet tomorrow evening. As the world champions 
ride from De Pere to Green Bay, their way will be lighted by
red flares, placed along the tracks, while the Northwestern
depot will be gaily decorated and lighted as they step off
the train and board the buses for the auditorium. The 
parade headed by a convoy of motorcycle police, and the
Green Bay Legion band, will proceed west on Dousman to
Broadway, south on Broadway to Walnut, east on Walnut to
Washington, north on Washington to Main, east on Main to
Adams, south on Adams to Doty, east on Doty to Jefferson
and north on Jefferson to the Columbus club...FUND
REACHES $3,724: While Packer fans rejoiced over the
hard-fought game that retained the league leadership for
the Packers, contributions to the Championship fund 
continued to roll in, and at noon today brought the 
contributions listed so far to $3,724. When the team arrives
with the championship banner safely in tow, officials look
for a demonstration equaling or excelling that of last year,
when some 3,000 persons turned out to pay homage to
the conquering warriors. The program at the reception this
evening will be strictly local. Dr W.W. Kelly, part president of
the Green Bay Football corporation, will preside and will
introduce the speakers, including L.H. Joannes, president
of the corporation, E.L. Lambeau, Packer coach, and the
players, who will be asked to speak. The program will be
short, and will be followed by dancing...SELL RECEPTION
TICKETS: Tickets for the reception, on sale at various 
stores in Green Bay and De Pere for the past few days, 
were picked up at noon today, and will be available at the
Columbus club box office this evening. An admission
charge of 50 cents is being made, proceeds to go the
Championship fund. The program this evening will be
broadcast over station WHBY, according to plans, and, it is
expected, will be attended by more than 2,000 persons.
George Little, director of athletics at the University of
Wisconsin, and Russ Winnie, radio announcer with the
Milwaukee Journal, will be guests at the banquet, and will
be called upon for remarks, the committee announced
today. Milton F. Smith will act as chairman at the banquet,
and R.A. North as toastmaster, while other speakers will
include football corporation officials will also present the
purse. Unsold banquet tickets will be collected at the
various points where they have been on sale about town
tomorrow noon, and after that time will be available only at
the Beaumont Hotel. The charge for the banquet is $2.50
per plate, of which $1 is for the championship fund. 
Persons planning to attend are urged to make reservations
early as accommodations are limited to some extent.
Officials of the Northwestern road have arranged for crepe
paper decorations and banners at the depot, the crepe
paper donated by the Fort Howard mill, and they will also 
have an engine sidetracked near the depot to blow its
whistle as a salute to the incoming Packers...URGED TO
TURNOUT: The committee in charge of the reception
pointed out that those attending this function would do well
to be at the auditorium early, to secure an advantageous
location in the hall. Nothing definite has been announced
with regard to the broadcasting of the banquet tomorrow
evening although it is possible that parts of it will be put on
the air over the local station. Reports that the banquet
committee was engaged in a controversy with the station
and the Green Bay barbers over this broadcast were
vigorously denied by all parties concerned, who said that
the committee had granted permission if the station 
wished to use the program, but had made no effort to
secure the broadcast. The Rev. James A. Wagner, station
director, Noble Janelle, president of the Master Barbers,
and R.A. North, committee chairman, joined in saying that
all other rumors were erroneous. Mr. North, in a statement
this morning, urged residents of Green Bay to turn out for
the celebration, and demonstrate to the team that their
unprecedented record was appreciated. He expressed
satisfaction over the status of the Championship fund, and
said that it was assured the $5,000 would be presented to
the team as planned.
THE PACKERS CAME THROUGH
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A new record
has been chalked up in the athletic hall of fame. For the
first time in the history of professional football a team has
won two championships in succession. Due to the 
success of the Packers last year every teams in the league
has aimed its supreme efforts at them, has trained for their
particular game, carefully planned to resist and thwart their
style of play, examined critically for their weaknesses, with
the realization that a victory over the champions of 1929 
was a fine feather whatever the rest of the season's fortune
brought. To be in the Packers' boots meant enduring an
amount of battering greater perhaps than any football team
ever went through. It has been a hard, weary, grueling
season. Not only all the physical but likewise the mental
ability and strategy that could be mustered together in the
rest of the league in order to topple them from their high
place strove manfully and some times desperately but
vainly to accomplish that purpose, although a continual,
incessant pounding like that aimed at the Packers could not fail to make some inroads. It is far easier to win a championship, difficult though that be, than to maintain the position after acquiring it. Th opposition always loves a shining mark. The ambition is ever to beat the leaders. The fame of the Green Bay team has been firmly established as is evidenced by the fact that everywhere it went it was the means of attracting the greatest multitudes to the gate. The team is home again, weary but unbowed.
DILWEG, MICHALSKE NAMED ON ALL-AMERICAN PRO TEAM; GRANGE, NEVERS ALSO CHOSEN
DECEMBER 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Professional football enjoyed another successful season, and despite economic conditions, the 1930 postgraduate brand of gridironing seemed to gather an ever increasing number of followers. The Green Bay Packers again emerged successful in the race to Pennantville. This is the first time in the history of professional football that a championship team ever represented. Green Bay went through the 1929 season with a defeat. This fall, the Bays
won ten, lost three and tied one for a percentage of .769
while New York, the second place club, won thirteen and
lost four. The Giants' percentage was .765...BEARS MOST
IMPROVED: Probably the most improved eleven in the
league was the Chicago Bears. Coach Jones developed a
great machine, which came with a rush in the closing
games. Brooklyn made its debut but successfully. The
Dodgers did well both on the field and at the gate. Pro
football is now firmly established in Brooklyn. Providence,
Stapleton and the Chicago Cardinals experienced fair
seasons while Portsmouth made its pro league entrance
in a manner that promises much success in the future. For
the first time in many year, Frankford experienced a lean
season, but the Yellowjackets managemenet plans on
coming back with a vengeance in 1931. Another season 
will probably see some additions to the National league as
President Joe F. Carr reports that franchise applications 
will be filed by professional promoters in Milwaukee,
Cleveland and Cincinnati while a new holding corporation
is to take over the postgraduate gridiron plant in Newark...
HOW TEAM IS SELECTED: The selection of the above all-
American professional football team follows the same 
method that has been used for the past five years. Inquiries
have been directed to the various coaches in the National
league club officials, sportwriters and officials. They are
asked to pick an all star team. The votes are then tabulated
and the players are graded in the first, second and third
team selections. The Press-Gazette sports editor did not
take part in this balloting as he picked an All-American pro
football squad of 22 men instead of a first, second and 
third teams. Here is the result of the ballots cast by the pro
football experts:...ENDS: There was an abundance of top
notch ends. Dilweg, of Green Bay, had a shade on the other
wingmen. The former Marquette captain seems to improve
each season. His defensive tactics were superb. Johnsos,
former Northwestern ace who played with the Chicago 
Bears, came to the front with a rush. Johnsos is built big
and tough and he likes punishment. Towards the close of
the season he developed into an accurate goal kicker. The
second team end jobs go to Badgro, of New York, and 
Nash of Green Bay. Badgro was a linefighter for the Giants
all season while Nash, pairing with Dilweg, gave Green 
Bay the best pair of wings in the league. Kostos' end play
stood out prominently in a drab season at Frankford while
​Chuck Kassell continued to shine for the Chicago Cards...
TACKLES: There wasn't an overabundance of good tackles
and, as a result, opinions varied. Lyman of the Chicago 
Bears had a splendid season after one year in retirement
and it was his aggressive work on the forward wall that
played a big part in the first down making of the Halas-
Sternaman combination. Douds, a product of W. and J.
made good with bells on in his first year in postgraduate
football for Providence and continued to star when 
purchased by Portsmouth. Douds featured on the defense
yet was often down the field faster than his ends under
punts. Mooney, another newcomer who started with 
Newark and finished with Brooklyn, made quite a name for
himself. This former Georgetown captain found pro football
pretty much to his liking and his sensational kicking was 
one of the outstanding features of the season. Bill Kern, a
Green Bay veteran, only played in a half dozen games but
the one time Pittsburgh gridder had it on the other tackles.
Duke Slater of the Chicago Cards and Cal Hubbard of
Green Bay are the third team tackles. Neither of these
veterans showed any signs of slipping...GUARDS: There
was a pretty fair crop of guards and in several instances
positions were decided by one vote margins. Kiesling of 
the Chicago Cards was a stellar center flanker. He likes his
football and never quits for a minute. His boring in tactics
raised havoc with nearly every club the Chicagoans mixed
with. Mike Michalske had a shade edge for the other first
team guard. The Green Bay star started off "hot" as usual
but cooled off while the Packers were on the road. Hansen
of Frankford was about half the Yellowjackets' line until
reinforcements were secured late in the season. Hansen
knows what it is all about and plays accordingly. Rudy
Comstock had a banner year with the New York Giants.
Consistency is his middle name. Graham, a former All-
American when with Dayton, had a good split season with
Providence and Portsmouth while Caywood of the New 
York Giants made the headlines frequently...CENTERS:
Hagberg, who earned his collegiate football sours down in
West Virginia, was the big man in the forward line of the
Brooklyn Dodgers. His center play featured the attack of
Coach Depler's club in the final stretch when the Dodgers bumped off Providence, New York and Stapleton in successive games. Hagberg was a superb passer and a savage tackler, his football sense generally put him on the spot. This was Hagberg's second year in postgraduate football as he played at Buffalo in 1929. Hagberg is "jack of all trades" in a gridiron way because he can fill at any other position except quarterback. Westoupal of the New York Giants is still plenty good. Some of the clubs rushed him pretty hard this fall but he stood the punishment well. Barrager, Minneapolis-Frankford, developed rapidly. His open field tackling was way above par but cutback plays gave him a lot of trouble when opposing clubs solved his style of football. Pearson of the Chicao Bears played a much improved brand of football...QUARTERBACKS: Benny Friedman continues to occupy the quarterback throne. The ex-Michigan star is doing everything better than in his rah rah days and aside from his deadly passing, he ran the ball often this past season. Friedman is blessed with a great football head and his smart calling of plays kept the Giants right on the heels of the pennant winning Packers. Red Dunn, Green Bay, has been playing pro football for a long while but 1930 was one of his best seasons on the gridiron. Smart generalship is half the battle in football and the Packer quarterback was using his head all the time. The national champions lacked reserve strength at quarter and it was necessary for the once Marquette hero to go nearly 60 minutes in every game. Brumbaugh of the Chicago Bears is going to be heard from in another year. He showed a lot of class as a signal caller and could lug the cowhide nicely when necessary...HALFBACKS: It is often said in the sport world that they never come back but Red Grange did. This famous Illini star played the kind of football for the Chicago Bears this season that made him the talk of the country a few years back when he was one of Bob Zuppke's stars. Coach Jones built up an attack around Grange and the redhead made the best of it. His halfbacking was as near perfect as possible. Grange perked up on the defense considerably and he was poison to a forward pass attack. Ken Strong, former New York "U" all-American, had another super season at Stapleton. There wasn't a better open field runner in Joe Carr's "Cash and Carry" league as it generally took three or four opponents to flop him once he got in the wide spaces. What's more Strong has an educated toe and points after touchdown are still mighty valuable. Stubby Thomason, Georgia Tech, won a home in Brooklyn with his spectacular play. Thomason is built close to the ground and he always goes somewhere when given the ball. By an odd break, Father Lumpkin, Georgia Tech luminary, is given the other halfback job on the second team. Lumpkin was a sensation at Portsmouth. He was another one of those 60 minute gridders who never wants to quit. Johnny Blood of Green Bay and Bennett of Portsmouth are the third string quarterbacks. Blood is a fine open field runner and pass receiver while Bennett was one of those line crushing backs who could puncture a brick wall...FULLBACKS: The most difficult choice was at fullback between Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals and Nagurski of the Chicago Bears. The vote was a draw and a writer cast his ballot for Nevers as the "big blonde" was a triple threat while Nagurski was mainly a line plunger with an exceptional ability to back up a line. However, there is no question but that the big "Nag" was professional football's outstanding recruit in 1930. Father Time hasn't slowed up Nevers as yet and he is still performing in the same way as Pop Warner pictured him - the greatest fullback of all time. Jack McBride had a wonderful season with Brooklyn and, at times, he looked like his old self when he was the sensation of the National league. Bo Molenda's line plunging carried the Packers over a number of high hurdles this season in their successful pursuit of the title again.
COACH LAMBEAU TO SEE PACIFIC COAST GAMES
DECEMBER 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Earl L. Lambeau, coach and manager of the Green Bay Packers, left Green Bay last night for the Pacific coast on a business trip. While in the west, Coach Lambeau plans to see the three big postseason games scheduled. The game between the East and West all-star teams, another between former Notre Dame stars and coast players, and the New Years' Day classic between the Alabama and Washington state elevens will be those watched by the coach. Although Capt. Lambeau would not admit it, he probably will get a line on college players who look like professional material to bolster the Packer lineup for next year.
PORTSMOUTH COACH TRIED TO JUMP RULES; CAUGHT IN TRAP
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Why didn't Frosty Peters try a field goal against the Packers in the fourth period of the crucial game last Sunday? And this is the answer: Coach Griffin was caught in his own trap. Here's how it happened: The National league rule provides that only 20 players be in uniform during a contest and that list of eligible players be given to the referee before the opening whistle. Griffin had Peters in uniform at the start while Glassgow was sitting in the stands in his "every days". Young Mr. Peters wasn't going so hot so the Portsmouth coach wig-wagged to Glassgow up in the stands to drop his role of spectator and get in his "monkey togs". Between halves Peters was told to get out of uniform and Glassgow put on his sweater, running on the field with the other Portsmouth players when the squad went out for the third quarter. About the middle of the fourth quarter, Portsmouth had worked the ball into field goal territory and there was a cry for Peters but the ex-Illini with the educated toe was not available. Instead of being on the bench, he was in the executive office at the Universal stadium, telling a group of sideline coaches that Griffin didn't know a highball from a football.
GREEN BAY WELCOMES PRO GRID CHAMPIONS
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay) - Green Bay forgot all about the supper dishes Monday night and roared a welcome to its victorious Packer team as only Green Bay can. At least eight or ten thousand fans, braving a thermometer that was down in the low twenties, took part in the celebration. They massed themselves for a block around the Northwestern station; lined the sidewalks of the downtown streets, and then piled into the Columbus Community club, 800 of them where Mayor John Diener officially welcomed the team back. As last year, Green Bay did this thing up brown. Perhaps the turnout wasn't quite as large as a year ago, but it lacked nothing in enthusiasm. Packer fans still like their championships. Red lights flared around the station, a band led the Packer bus through the downtown streets, and Mayor Diener, in extending the official welcome, presented the keys to the city to the boys for 24 hours. Monday's celebration was merely a preliminary, however, to the dinner to be held Tuesday night at the Beaumont Hotel. Arrangements have been made for 400 or 500 persons. The guests will include the players, of course, Packer officials, city officials, George Little of the University of Wisconsin and Jim Masker, Big Ten official. Distribution will be made at the dinner of the $5,000 purse raised by Packer fans for the team if it won. In the brief reception at the Columbus club Monday night, Dr. W.W. Kelly, former president of the Packer football corporation, introduced each of the players, and their responses ranged all the way from: "Green Bay is a swell place to live. Thanks." to a 15-minute explanation by Johnny Blood, the vagabond halfback, of how he happened to carry a 150-pound chunk of ice through the lobby of a New York hotel into his room. "It was this way," Johnny began, and he was off on the longest end run of the season. Both Dr. Kelly and Mayor Diener paid high tribute to the fine coaching of Curly Lambeau, such an important factor in bringing this second straight national championship to Green Bay, and Lambeau in response thanked all Green Bay's fans for their great support all season. Mayor Diener, in presenting the keys of the city to the team, warned them not to take them along to Memphis. "Remember 1929," he admonished. It really wasn't necessary, however, because the Memphis game, tentatively booked for next Sunday, has been cancelled. In the place of the Packers Memphis has secured the Bears. Monday's homecoming was over by 10 o'clock and the boys went home, at least some of them, to prepare for the feed bag Tuesday.
RECEPTION SIDELINES
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Industrial paint whistles began to blow as the Northwestern train bearing the champion Packers approached Green Bay between rows of red flares along the right-of-way. They continued to shriek while the train pulled in and as the players boarded buses that took them on a parade around town...The players filed in singly into the Columbus club auditorium amid cheers of the crowd, walking through the building to the front of the auditorium and up on the stage where they sat in a long semicircle, facing the fans...Players' wives were seated on the first row in the balcony, directly across the stage. They took up one complete rows of seats...The balcony was filled with spectators but the main floor was only partly filled. Only a few seats were available on the main floor as it had been cleared that followed the reception...The players were arrayed in dark overcoats and many carried derby hats, giving the appearance of a group of young business executives as they sat on the stage during the ceremonies...The Green Bay Legion band started the festivities after the players were seated, marching across the hall to a place in front of the stage, playing "On, Wisconsin". "The Star Spangled Banner" was the first piece played to open the session...Photographers' flashes went off as Capt. E.L. Lambeau was called on to address the crowd. The photographers were seated in the northeast corner of the balcony, with electric flares all along the north side...High school football players were noticeable in great numbers in the crowd. They were scattered all over the auditorium, wearing big purple or red sweaters, "W" and "E" emblems, representing West and East high schools...The crowd was spontaneous in its applause for every member of the squad. As the men were introduced, the applause began and continued for several seconds until the player got to his feet and to say a few words...The Columbus club auditorium, as well as the orchestra and every other thing in connection with the homecoming celebration, was donated for the occasions, so all funds realized on the ticket sales were turned over for the purse being raised for the players..Donald O. Daube, chairman of the reception committee, joined with Mr. North this morning in thanking all of those who aided in making demonstration a success, particularly those who donated their service or the facilities of their organizations at this end.
PACKER FUND TOTAL $4,280, MORE NEEDED
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - At press time this afternoon, the Packer championship fund, with the addition of several substantial donations, had reached $4,280.40, and as contributions were drifting in, it was expected that the total desired would be approximately reached by the time of the banquet. Receipts from the public reception at the Columbus Community club last evening, it was reported, totaled $350, and this amount was added to the fund today. Another contribution of $116.40, from "A group of Boosters", and individual donations totaling $65, increased the purse to the amount mentioned. To this there is to be added receipts from the banquet at the Beaumont Hotel this evening.
​PACKER FUND WILL TOTAL $4,500 WHEN CHECK IS COMPLETE
DECEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - One donation of $10 by Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Clifford and another of $4 by the Harris Oil Company brought the Packer championship fund, exclusive of proceeds from the banquet last evening, to $4,294, as the receipt of contributions closed today. While no definite check has been made, it was estimated that proceeds from the banquet last evening would bring the total of the fund to $4,500, approximately the amount distributed the players at the banquet by officials of the Green Bay Football corporation. The fund was raised through voluntary contributions from residents of the city and business and industrial firms, the largest contribution being that of $2,500 by the Green Bay Football corporation. Presentation of the fund followed the precedent established last year, when a purse of $5,000 was secured through the same method for the championship Packer team members.
5 GREEN BAY MEN ON ALL-AMERICAN SQUAD
DECEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With the above
selection, the Press-Gazette today inaugurates a new idea
in the selection of all-star professional football players. It is
an All-American professional football squad, composed of
22 men, the number permitted to be carried by every club in
the league, instead of an All-American eleven, composed 
of 11 men. In selecting an All-American squad of 22 men
instead of the customary 11, the Press-Gazette believes it
is choosing from the National league as a whole, the 22
men, who, were they placed on one team, would make up 
a squad that would be better than any other squad of 22
men that could be named. Selection of all-American
elevens from college ranks may be all right, but we do not
believe it is the most satisfactory procedure among the
professionals. Professional football teams face a different
problem than the college teams and, therefore, we believe
that it should be met in a different way...TWO MEN EACH
PLACE: A college coach strives to have eleven men as
near perfect as possible and reserves available who can
be sent into the game without weakening the squad a 
great deal. A professional eleven strives to have 22 men
available who can be alternated to strengthen the team. If
all men on one squad of 22 were of equal strength, then
the man that is sent into the game fresh, would strengthen
the lineup, as the player who goes out is naturally weaker 
somewhat by hard play. Another reason for selecting 22
men instead of 11 is that such a selection allows for the
placing of two men who play the same position and who 
are on about equal terms on the squad. Take the case of
Ernie Nevers of the Cardinals and Bronko Nagurski of the
Bears as an example. It would not be hard to find a score
or more players in the National league who believe that
Nevers is the better of the two and on the other hand, it 
would be just as easy to find a like number of players who
believe that Nagurski is the better fullback. Convinced in
our belief that the persons best suited to name the all-
American professional football squad are the players and
coaches, we have taken a poll of these men to help us
arrive at the above selection. Who can better name the
greatest player in the country than the players themselves?.
..FRIEDMAN, DUNN QUARTERBACKS: The all-American
squad would have in the backfield, Benny Friedman of New
York and Red Dunn of Green Bay as quarterbacks. These
men practically named themselves. As running mates 
there would be Red Grange of the Chicago Bears, Ken
Strong of Stapleton, Father Lumpkin, Portsmouth, and 
Doug Wyckoff, Stapleton. Red Grange, for his fine play all
year, was regarded by every player queried as one of the
finest halfbacks in the country this year. The former Illinois
flash seemed to have hit his stride and was a constant
threat. Strong, former New York "U" star, also was 
exceptionally good all year.  Lumpkin, ace of Portsmouth's backline, who shifted about in every backfield berth on the Spartan team, was not stopped by any team in the country. Players say that he is the hardest driving back they ever played against. Wyckoff was a triple threat artist and one of the east's outstanding backs. Nevers and Nagurski as fullbacks. What more could be asked of a team than to have these two plunging backs from the Chicago Cardinals and the Bears ripping the line in alternating quarters? There was no question about this selection. The line positions presented more difficulties than the backfield as many players had different ideas as to who were the outstanding frontwall men. All agreed, however, that Dilweg and Nash had no peers while Johnsos of the Bears and Badgro of New York were nearly as good as the Green Bay pair. All were great receivers of forward passes, would go down on punts like bullets and seldom if ever were taken out by opposing players on end runs...MIKE AT GUARD: Sleight, Green Bay; Lyman of the Bears; Ward, Minneapolis and Frankford, and S.Owen of New York were regarded by the players as the outstanding tackles faced. Sleight, playing his first year in professional football, was consistently good and was always in the thick of the play. The other three men also were regarded as above the average. Hubbard, Green Bay, also received a number of votes. At the guards, Michalske, Green Bay, Comstock, New York, Gibson of Frankford, and McMullen, Chicago Bears, were regarded as the best of the lot. Kiesling, Chicago Cardinals, and Woodin and Bowdoin, Green Bay, also were regarded with great favor. Michalske has not been as outstanding the last few games as he was earlier in the season but he so far outshone other guards the first eight games, that he is ranked with the best. Barrager, Frankford center, formerly with Minneapolis, and Westoupal, New York, were given the most votes at the pivot positions, although Pearson of the Bears and Earpe, Green Bay, were classed among the best.
EIGHT COUNCILMEN COME TO MEETING, FIND IT POSTPONED
DECEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Eight councilmen and M.P. Doherty, city clerk, gathered at City Hall last evening for the regular council meeting. The scheduled hour of 7:30 passed, and no other members appeared. Then it was brought out that the mayor's secretary, at his request, had notified the councilmen that the regular meeting had been postponed until this evening. Those who came to City Hall, however, expressed the belief, that to be legal, the meeting would have to convene and be adjourned. They resented the delay, and the prospect of another night's work. "If I'd known this, I'd have gone to the Packer banquet," was a general refrain. Councilmen who attended were Allen, Alt, Bultman, Dwyer, Foerster, Hybrecht, O'Brien and Schultz. A number of matters were to come before the council, including the purchase of snowplow equipment, transfer to $4,100 from the general fund to the poor fund to meet the unusual demand for relief, and receipt of the street and bridge committee's report on the best location for the new Monroe-ave. bridge.
BO MOLEDNA TOLD ABOUT PET'S DEATH UPON RETURN HOME
DECEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Sad news greeted Bo Molenda, Packer fullback, upon his return to Green Bay Monday evening. Mrs. Molenda might have told him Sunday, for it was on Sunday that the tragedy occurred, but for fear of the effect of the news upon his game, she waited until he had returned home. The news concerned the death of Ming Toy, a Pekingese, who has been with the Molendas for eight years, and with Bo and his wife has seen quite a bit of the country. Ming Toy became ill last week, but the news was kept from Bo, who was very much attracted from the happy aspect of the homecoming celebration. Another Pekingese, only a little more than a year old, that had played and romped with Ming Toy, is now watching every window and picking up its ears at the opening of every door, waiting for the return of its playmate. Meanwhile, the separation is doing the young dog no good, and its health is also beginning to be affected.
PACKERS FETED BY CITY; ALL SHARE IN FUND
DECEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The football
faithful of Green Bay gathered at the Beaumont Hotel last
evening to break bread with the 1929 and 1930 champions
of the National Professional Football league and to enjoy a
program of talks concerning football in general and the
Packers in particular. The main dining room and two
auxiliary rooms at either end were filed by 295 persons as
the dinner was served, and as the tables were cleared,
Chairman Milton F. Smith opened a most entertaining
program including talks by George Little, director of
athletics at the University of Wisconsin, Russ Winnie,
Milwaukee radio announcer, Mayor John V. Diener, Dr.
W.W. Kelly, L.H. Joannes, A.B. Turnbull and several of the
Packer players. One of the features of the banquet was the
presentation of the individual players of checks from the
$5,000 championship fund raised through popular
subscription. The presentation was made by Mr. Joannes,
president of the Green Bay Football corporation, who
preceded it with a short talk in which he complimented the
team on its record and the fans on their loyalty. He
commented on the fact that the 1930 championship was a
hard one to secure, every team in the league having been
"keyed" for the Packers, and said he believed Coach
Lambeau's record was a mark for a lot of coaches to shoot
for...CHECKS PRESENTED: Checks presented to the 22
regulars of the Packer squad, who played in most of the
games this season, were for $200, while Kern, Zuidmulder
and Radick were given $100, and Jorgenson, property
man, $50. The three players to be given a half portion saw
action in only a few of the games. Mule Wilson, who played
for only a few minutes at Portsmouth, joining the Packers
late in the season, was present, but did not share in the
fund. The banquet brought to a close the homecoming
celebration arranged for the Green Bay team, which
opened last Monday evening with a public reception at the
Columbus club auditorium after the victorious team had
been greeted by a crowd of more than 3,000 at the
Northwestern depot. Coach Lambeau, whose record as
mentor of the Packer squad since the lean years, was
reviewed by A.B. Turnbill, was presented by the corporation
with a silver loving cup as a special token of appreciation
of his efforts to make football a success in Green Bay. Mr.
Turnbill, who made the presentation, paid a glowing tribute
to Coach Lambeau's ability and cited instances which he
has set aside personal advancement to insure a winning
team representing this city. Curly responded with a tribute
to Mr. Turnbull, in which he characterized the first president
as the "all-time, all-American quarterback of the Packers."
He also expressed the appreciation of the team for the
cooperation of the management and pointed out that the
board of directors of the corporation had given freely of its
time and effort, without remuneration, to bring football to
the place it now holds in the community and to advance
the Packers to a place of prominence nationally...NORTH
TOASTMASTER: The program opened with a talk by Mr.
Smith, who, as president of the Association of Commerce,
represented that body and expressed the appreciation of
Green Bay's business and industry to the team. He pointed ​to the national recognition the Packers have received during the past several years and particularly during the past two years as of inestimable value to business here. R.A. North, chairman of the citizens' committee in charge of the celebration, acted as toastmaster, introducing the various speakers. Mayor Diener repeated the welcome extended to the players Monday evening and voice the opinion that fair and impartial officials was not the greatest need of pro football. "Until there are honest, impartial officials," he said, "the future of professional football is not safe." Russ Winnie, announcer for station WTMJ, who has brought to radio fans all of the Packer games this season on the Windham sport report broadcasts, drew an enthusiastic hand from the audience and gave an interesting talk describing the growth of his interest in the Packers and his loyalty to them. His talk closed with a sample of a Packer game broadcast, in which he showed the fans how prosaic telegraphic briefs were transformed into a thrilling report for the enjoyment of the radio audience. Dr. Kelly, past-president of the football corporation, made a plea for the continued loyalty of the Packer fans, pointing out that in the ordinary course of human nature a team cannot expect to win a championship every year, and that loyalty was even more important when things did not go so well than it was when the tide was all in the Packers' favor...GOING TO UNEMPLOYED: "I hope that the fans will stand behind the team when next year, or the year after, they lose two or three, or four, games," he said. "There is a small body of kickers, who think that every time a football team loses a game, the players must have been drunk the night before, or the corporation officials were bribed, but the vast body of fans are loyal in every sense of the word, and a good number of them are here tonight to show it. Those people who write communications to the newspapers, and who like to talk about contributions going into the river, and the conflict with charity, are not fans, they are just people who happen to be in town." Johnny Blood also made a speech again, and commented on the People's Forum communications which suggested that the Packer fund be turned over to the unemployed. "As far as I am concerned," Johnny said. "This is going to the unemployed." This sally was greeted with a round of hearty laughter and applause, and then the recently-abandoned vagabond halfback settled down to some serious reflections on the compensations of football playing. He also took exception to a statement in the Press-Gazette that he told a risque story at the public 
reception, and denied the allegation...WANTS DRESSING ROOM TALKIE: Lavvie Dilweg brought out in his talk the mental strain on a team that plays a series of difficult games, with the constant thought that they must win. "Mental attitude is fifty percent of football," he said. "In the Cardinal game we wanted to win as much as we want to win every game, but we just didn't have that right mental attitude." He also talked over the other games of the season, particularly those that were lost, and stressed the difficulty of coming through a season with no defeats, urging as did Dr. Kelly a loyalty on the part of fans and an understanding that the team is at all times doing its utmost to bring victories to Green Bay. "What I would like for my old age is a talkie of our dressing room," Dilweg said, after telling of fun on the trip. Other players who contributed to the banquet comment, at the request of R.F. Malia, secretary of the Association of Commerce, who presided over this part of the program, included Red Dunn, Jug Earpe, Verne Lewellen and Mike Michalske. George Little expressed the congratulations and greeting of the people of Madison, and said he felt he spoke for the entire southern part of the state. He also had a word to say about loyalty. "It does every man on a football team good to look around and find that there are some who are not fair weather friends," he said. "I have never seen an old football player, who knows the game and its difficulties, so critical as a man 
who has never worn the moleskins." Mr. Little's talk dealt with football in general, and during it he complimented Red Dunn on his generalship, stating that a team might have a strong line, good ends, and an excellent backfield, but if it had a lousy quarterback, it could make no progress. R.A. North, chairman of the citizens' committee in charge of the homecoming celebration, this morning expressed his appreciation of the efforts of all those who cooperated to make the reception and the banquet a success, and also thanked those individuals and firms who contributed to the championship fund. A check made by the management of the Beaumont Hotel this morning indicated that total attendance at the banquet was 295.
PACKERS BEGIN DEPARTING FOR WINTER HOMES
DECEMBER 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The general exodus of Packer football players to their hometowns scattered throughout the country began yesterday after the players were feted for winning their second National league championship in two years. Jim Bowdoin left for his home in Alabama where he plans to spend the winter. Zuver returned to his home in Nebraska and Tom Nash departed for Georgia where he will remain before going south with the New York Giant baseball team early in the year. Wuert Englemann and Johnny Blood, halfbacks, plan to drive to the north, Blood stopping off at Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth to visit relatives and friends and Englemann continuing on to the home in South Dakota. Cal Hubbard and Mule Wilson plan to leave for the east today. William Kern also was to leave for the East today as he will take up his position in a Pittsburgh business house after the first of the year. Hubbard will stay in the east for a short time to visit friends and relatives before coming back to Missouri for the grouse hunting season. Sleight was expected to leave for Chicago today before going on to his home in Morris, Ill. Red Dunn left for Milwaukee yesterday. He will play basketball during the winter with the Milwaukee Badgers. Claude Perry also was to leave for Alabama to visit at his home. He probably will return to Green Bay early next year. Dr. Fitzgibbons will go to his home in Chicago. Several members of the team who makes their homes here the year around naturally remain. Hurdis McCrary has taken up a resident here, and is to be connected with the Hoberg paper company after the first of the year. Michalske also plans to remain in Green Bay for a short time at least.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS - PRO SCHEDULES TOO HEAVY?
DECEMBER 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Here's a lament by one who terms himself a "Dub Fan". It was written to Manning Vaughan, Milwaukee columnist...Dear Vaughan: Here is an unsolicited grunt on professional football from one who is a fan, but would hardly qualify as even a barber shop authority. The Green Bay Packers have been given unstinted praise on your sport sheet for winning the championship again this year. This football fan, dub though he is, may be voicing the opinion of many others, when he says that instead of praise the Packers should be put on the pan and roasted on both sides. They and the other professional teams are unquestionably killing the goose that lays the golden eggs of professional football. The schedules of their just completed season show that they are willing to sacrifice everything for a season of heavy gate receipts. The Packers, we believe these statistics to be correct or near enough to being correct to bear out our statement, won nine league games last year and then dropped a non-league game to an inferior team. This year they again won nine straight games. Since then they have won one, lost three and tied one. The New York Giants, after they had won a large number of games, having been defeated by once by the Packers, suddenly dropped three games in a row. Those facts indicate beyond all doubt, to this fan at least, that after a team has played nine games it loses its full physical power and stamina and its aggressive will to win. Granting that some of the teams acquired better players during the season, there seems to be no other explanation for the collapse of the Packers and the Giants. The radio account of Sunday's game certainly did not jibe with the glamorous picture which Oliver Kuechle presented in Monday's edition. This is not intended as a criticism of Kuechle. Green Bay would have cursed both him and the Journal as he viewed the championship game in any other light than that of a battle of Titans. But even Green Bay will lose its enthusiasm for professional football if it continues on a basis of overburdened schedules. Almost anyone would rather see a poor team at its best than a good team at its worst. If professional football wants to maintain its popularity, it must maintain its standards...DUB FAN
RED SLEIGHT FIGURES IN JANESVILLE ACCIDENT
DECEMBER 20 (Janesville) - Elmer N. (Red) Sleight, Packer tackle, figured in an automobile accident at Evansville on Highway 13 Friday afternoon while en route to his home at Mount Morris, Ill., from Green Bay. Sleight's car collide with an automobile driven by Mrs. Elmer Benjamin on icy pavement, but no one was injured. He continued on his way today after repairs were made to his automobile.
SO-CALLED PACKER DISSENSION MYTHICAL
DECEMBER 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Statements by Stoney McGlynn, Milwaukee sports writer, to the effect that dissension, creeping into the ranks during the 1930 grid season, almost cost the Green Bay Packers their second straight NFL championship, are entirely unsubstantiated, are not based on fact, are unfair to every member of the team and to Mike Michalske in particular. McGlynn claims that his statements are not made from guesswork, but from personal observations and admissions of many of the players. To us, they appear just the opposite. They appear to be the half-thoughtout ideas of a sports writer who may have talked to a disgruntled player or curbstone coaches and then called liberally upon his imagination for a story that had only one excuse for being printed - because it was sensational. We would take no recognition of the story and pass it off as not being even worth answering were it not for those it hurts. But in justice to the players of the team and Michalske in particular, we can do little but point out facts about the Packers and show how far from the facts McGlynn strayed when he typed his "masterpiece". Starting at the beginning of McGlynn's story, we will repeat what he says:...PLAYS "ROVING" GAME?: "The underlying cause of the discussion was the action whereby Verne Lewellen was removed as captain in favor of Mike Michalske, for years All-American pro guard nominee. The actual removal did not affect the team until the last half of the season when rival elevens, sensing Michalske's entirely unorthodox play and discovering a vulnerable spot, made his position a target for their attacks. Michalske plays a roving game on defense. If the opposing guards pulled out he tailed one of them through, after nailing plays directed at the flanks, for a loss. However, Father Lumpkin of the Portsmouth Spartans, in the November game at Green Bay, scented the weakness of Mike's play and feinted plays to the flanks, then shot through Mike's vacated position." That's enough to start with. He said that the underlying cause for dissension was the action whereby Verne Lewellen was removed at captain in favor of Mike. This is decidedly untrue. The reason Mike was named captain this year was because at the start of the season, Coach Lambeau decided to use as a captain a man who he expected to use 60 minutes of every game. Lewellen, as a halfback, naturally was not expected to play all of every game so the position was given to Mike as he was admirably suited for such a job, having held the team captain position with the New York Yankees for two years. He and Lewellen were always the best of friends as every member of the team can attest. McGlynn states that the actual removal did not affect the play of the team until the last half of the season. It is queer is it not that after Mike had been an unanimous choice as an All-American guard for three years, including McGlynn's selection last year, by playing the same kind of football that McGlynn now condemns, that the teams that faced him have just begun to find out his "weakness"? Why didn't they find out the same "weakness" last year or the year before when Mike played the same kind of football he has been playing this year?...CALLS PLAY "UNORTHODOX": McGlynn calls Mike's play "unorthodox". We remember a time and not many weeks ago when McGlynn termed Mike the greatest of all great guards, leading a story about the Packers something like this: "Mike Michalske, there's a football player for you. Here, there and everywhere, doing the seemingly impossible to smash down the ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage." Those may not be the exact words McGlynn used, but the meaning was similar and if we remember correctly, there were at least four paragraphs devoted entirely to deeds of valor by Michalske. Now McGlynn calls Mike's play "unorthodox". He is inconsistent, to say the least. "Michalske plays a roving game on defense," McGlynn states. We wonder if McGlynn knows what the word "roving" means. A man who plays a roving game on defense, is one that shifts around in the secondary, or at least it was where we learned our football, and we believe it still is. We can't recall a game this year when Mike roved in the secondary. He was always on the line of scrimmage when we saw the plays snap. He charged by he was never roving. He also weaved, but never out of the line of scrimmage. He is too smart a football player for that. When he charged, it was straightforward. In one breath McGlynn states that Mike often nailed plays directed at the flanks for a loss and in another he says that Father Lumpkin shot plays direct at his spot in the Nov. 2 game at Green Bay for gains. As we remember the Portsmouth game here, the Packers won by a score of 47 to 13. When a team scores 47 points against an opponent and 13 points are scored late in the game when nearly all of the second string men are in the game, it is hard to see where the losers could have made much yardage...A BROAD STATEMENT: "Many times during the season, Michalske, as captain, removed linemen, who believed they were being made a target and that blame for the gains was being shifted upon their shoulders," McGlynn continues. "These linemen are unanimous in the belief that with Lewellen as captain, it would not have occurred and that Michalske would have been forced to play a more orthodox game." That's a broad statement and also is far from the truth. When Michalske removed a player from the game, he did so with the sincere conviction that it was for the good of the team that it was for the good of the team. As it was, he seldom asked for replacements. Coach Lambeau usually noticed who was not playing up to standard and relieved him of the task by sending in a substitute. His claim that linemen are unanimous in the belief that with Lewellen as captain, Michalske would have been forced to play a more orthodox game is ridiculous. Lewellen was captain last year and Mike played the same kind of football that he played this year. Lew's is too smart a football player to try and tell a lineman knows what to do at the right time or he wouldn't be in the professional game. As far as making Mike play "unorthodox" football Lewellen admitted when queried today, that the statement was silly...LEW PRAISES PLAY: "Mike knows more about playing guard than I'll ever think of knowing," Lewellen said today. "It would be foolish, wouldn't it, for me to tell a man who has been all-American for three years how to play his position." All this brought on dissension. McGlynn claims "not only but in the sense that many of the players thought they were doing their best for the team and had been put on the bench whereas Mchalske was playing a type of game that, if successful, put him in the big shot and money class, but one that was not fitted for team cohesion, if the rival teams started shooting plays at his position." It is rather ridiculous to assert that there is dissension on a team that wins a championship for the second straight year in the face of the odds that the Packers were up against. WE have seen them in the dressing room, throwing wet towels at nude bodies, playing touchball with all the spirit of a bunch of schoolboys, arguing, but in a friendly way and kidding each other, on trains, to and from games and under almost every condition but we haven't seen any of the dissension that McGlynn speaks of. True there may be some wrangling occasionally, but that happens in the best of families. If a team finishes in seventh place or lower, they may be considerable dissension but when it lands on top - never. Mike was asked Monday what he thought of the article and replied that he could not see any justification or reason for it. "It is funny, isn't it, that I'm such of a bum all of sudden?" he asked. "I play football because I love the game and would rather play than do anything else in the world, but things like this make one wonder if it was worthwhile. If I thought there was any reason for such an attack, it wouldn't be so bad. But as far as I know, there hasn't been a bit of dissension on the team all year. I've never had a quarrel with a man on the squad. True, we may not agree on a few technical points of football, but there has never been any breach in the relationship of the fellows."...JOANNES ISSUES DOCUMENT: Leland H. Joannes, president of the Packer Football corporation, termed the story "uncalled for an a rank injustice" to Michalske. "I was very much surprised to read the article that appeared on the sport page of the Milwaukee Sentinel Monday regarding dissension creeping into the ranks of the Packer team and nearly costing a championship," Mr. Joannes said. "I believe it was very much uncalled for. Mike Michalske has played sixty minutes in every game except one this season, most of the time with injuries that might have kept the average player on the bench. To accuse him of deliberately resorting to unorthodox play to further his own cause is a rank injustice and I am sure that none of the fans nor the officials of the Green Bay Football corporation believe this."...LAMBEAU OUT OF CITY: Captain E.L. Lambeau could not be reached for a statement today as he is on his way to the West coast to attend the East-West charity games to be played in the next week. One veteran Packer player in discussing the Milwaukee story said, the reasons the Packers slowed up near the end of the season was threefold: First, they had the hardest schedule of any team in the league, every eleven was keyed for them; second, there were far more injuries during the last half of the season, and third, many of the players were physically exhausted or "burned out". Some of the Packers are not as young as they were two or three years ago, he pointed out, "and these same players, many of them, were in there battling almost 60 minutes during the early games. As a result they were just about "bushed" near the end of the season. With the exception of the Cardinal game in Chicago, in which there was a letdown, the Packers played hard and never gave up. Up to the time of the Cardinal contest, the Packers had won 22 straight games - not a bad record for a bunch of disgruntled (?) football players. They did something no other team in the pro league has ever done - won 22 straight games and two championships...ALWAYS SOME DISSENSION: "Of course there was some wrangling among the players about how a position should be played - but that was natural. You'll find that kind of wrangling on every college team. They do not argue because they are disgruntled or jealous of one another but because they want to help the team. There was no dissension. In fact, I was greatly impressed with the comradeship among the players and the way they got along together. The spirit could not have been better, Mr. McGlynn to the contrary. I think he has been listening to some of Green Bay's curbstone coaches, who jump to conclusions without knowing the true facts or without knowing anything about football." One Packer player said he believed the fans and some of the sport writers valued the individual players too high. By this he meant that they believed if a Packer player played his position strictly according to Hoyle there wasn't an opposing player in the country that could outsmart him. "The Packers are only human," he said, "and we can be outsmarted, too, occasionally. There are other good players in the league and they are bound to beat us once in awhile. Benny Friedman is regarded as the greatest football player in the country, but we have beaten him in three out of the four games that his teams have faced the Packers. Not a bad record, eh?" McGlynn continues through a column and a half with his "findings" and recommendations to Coach Lambeau on what to do next year to win another championship, but they are not of sufficient importance to be brought out here. No part of his story was worth repeating except for the fact that the policy of the Press-Gazette is to present the facts.