PLANS OUTLINES FOR 1933 GRIDIRON YEAR
JULY 25 (Green Bay) - Leland H. Joannes was re-elected president of the Green Bay Football corporation at a meeting of the board of directors following the annual stockholders' session at the Brown County courthouse supervisors' room here last night. It will be his fourth straight team as president. Other officers also were re-elected. They are: Gerald Clifford, vice president, C. J. O'Connor, treasurer, and George W. Calhoun, secretary. Member of the executive board re-elected are the president and vice-president, A.B. Turnbull, Dr. W.W. Kelly and Charles Mathys. The reelection of the entire board of directors was the final business at the stockholders' session, at which meeting complete reports of last year's
business and an outline of plans for the 1933 season were
gone into thoroughly. The board members are President
Joannes, Messrs. Clifford, Mathys, Turnbull, Calhoun, Dr.
Kelly, C.M. Berard, Ed Schuster, L.P. Ziebell, Ed Schweger,
Lewis E. Peal, J.H. Golden, Marcel Lambeau, Ralph H.
drum and H.J. Bero. An audited financial statement was
read by Treasurer O'Connor, summarizing in detail the
expenses and expenditures for the 1932 season. The
report was approved unanimously after it had provided
interesting data for stockholders...EXPENSES ARE CUT:
"Although we were able to cut expenses considerably
during the 1932 season, reducing them approximately
$26,000 from the amount it cost to operate in 1931, bad
weather at home and general conditions resulted in a loss
for the season of approximately $6,000," said President
Joannes in commenting on the financial report. "However,
with one of the finest schedules ever drafted for the 1933
season, and with prospects of another great football team,
we believe, given a break in the weather, this deficit will be
wiped out this year, or reduced considerably." Clifford
discussed the annual National league meeting in Chicago
and revealed that other clubs in the league all sought
games with the Packers. The Brooklyn delegation had
threatened to quit the circuit if they were unable to book the
Green Bay on their own field and Philadelphia issued an
ultimatum that unless a game with Green Bay could be
arranged, the club would not enter the circuit, he said...DR.
KELLY SPEAKS: Dr. Kelly, who is also a member of the
three-man executive board of the National league, also
spoke about the Packers' popularity with other clubs. He
explained that the Green Bay eleven is the best drawing
card in professional circuit and executives and players
alike rank Green Bay as one of the leading cities in the
country. The 1933 schedule was discussed thoroughly
and Coach Lambeau predicted a successful year, both on
the field and financially, unless unforeseen circumstances
crop out. Several new elevens will be seen here this fall
and one of the high spots of the year will be the opening
league game on Sunday, September 17, with the Boston
Redskins, the coach said. This club never has played in
Green Bay and is expected to be one of the strongest in the
country. The team will be coached by "Lone Star" Dietz,
one of the nation's outstanding football leaders, Coach
Lambeau said, and C.J. Marshall, a wealthy eastern
sportsman, has given Dietz orders to produce a winner at
any cost. The club now has more than 30 former college
stars under contract and many of this group were given All-
American rating last year...EXPECTS 26 MEN: "We intend to have 26 or 28 players at the start of the year," the coach continued. "This squad will have to be cut to 22 after the third contest to conform with a league ruling. Some of our best men of last year will be back again and we will add a number of players who were outstanding in college circles last year. We believe another good club will represent this city. We have issued orders to players to report for practice on Tuesday, Sept. 5. However, players who make their home here probably will begin work several weeks before that time. This year, instead of playing a non-league club as a preliminary to the National circuit season, we plan to split the squad into two groups with veterans on one squad and new men on another, and stage a practice game. We believe it will afford a good opportunity to see what new men can do in competition with veterans. It is our plan to stage this attraction with admission at bargain prices. It should provide better football than than would be witnessed if some non-league club was brought here."...DISCUSS TICKET SALE: The season ticket sales' campaign was discussed briefly and President Joannes called upon all directors to stretch their quota this year. Vice President Clifford will be in charge of the drive again and every effort will be made to have ticket solicitors visit all communities within a 75 mile radius of Green Bay. E.A. Spachmann, who will handle the program advertising and ticket disbursements, will undertake to provide a better and bigger program than ever before. The stockholders' meeting was adjourned to Aug. 21, at which time final plans for the 1933 season will be completed.
ROGER GROVE TURNS IN HIS 1933 CONTRACT
AUGUST 1 (Green Bay) - The signed contract of Roger Grove, veteran quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, has been received by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, he announced today. Grove is the fifth Packer to turn in his contract...POPULAR WITH FANS: The coming season will be Grove's third with the Packers. He plays at the quarter position and has been consistently popular with the Packer fans. Roger is a shifty man on his feet, looks great running back punts and is a heady field general. He gives the impression of trying hard at every stage of the game. Grove graduated from Michigan State two years ago and joined the Packers immediately upon recommendation of Jim Crowley, then coach at the Spartan institution. Because of his speed and elusiveness, he can play at either halfback position when needed...LED SPARTAN TEAM: The veteran quarterback sports No. 11 on his playing jersey and weighs 180 pounds. He played three years of varsity football at Michigan State, captaining the team his last season. Grove probably will see considerable action in the Packer backfield with Monnett, another Michigan State flash, who was getting his varsity career underway when Grove was preparing to leave the Michigan school. These are the only two Packer backfield men whose 1933 contracts have been announced, although a deal is hanging fire with Ernie Pinckert, Southern California backfield ace, who played last year with Boston and who may come to Green Bay in a deal involving Tom Nash, veteran Packer end, probably satisfactory salary arrangements can be made.
STAR WINGMAN SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 2 (Green Bay) - The first of what is expected to be a powerful group of ends for the Green Bay Packers' 1933 football machine was assured today with the announcement by Coach E.L. Lambeau that Alfred (Bigum) Rose, 215-pound wingman, has turned in his contract for the approaching season. With Rose in the fold, the growing Packer squad includes six men...RATED GREAT WINGMAN: Rose will start his second season with Green Bay, when Coach Lambeau calls his first practice session on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The big end is a hard worker and is rated one of the best wingmen ever developed at the University of Texas. Powerful on offense and defense, he rates well as a pass receiver and probably will be seen in many forward pass plays during the coming season. Rose played three years of varsity ball at Texas before seeing varsity ball at Texas before seeing service with the Providence Steamrollers. He joined the Packers last season and immediately won a regular berth. Rose is tall and rangy and a powerful looking man on the field. ..SEEK OTHER ENDS: Al is the first end whose contract has been announced, although several others will be included on the squad before the opening of the practice period. Rose has been in Green Bay ever since the Packers returned from their Honolulu trip last winter, and in recent months has been employed as lifeguard at the Resthaven quarry, Duck Creek. He is as brown as a berry and in the pink of condition.
ENGLEMANN TO PLAY AGAIN FOR PACKER SQUAD
AUGUST 3 (Green Bay) - One of the fastest backs on the 1932 Packer professional football squad, Wuert Englemann, has signed his contract for the coming season, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. With Englemann back in the fold, the growing Packer squad totals seven players...HARD TO BRING DOWN: Englemann's gridiron nickname is "The South Dakota Jackrabbit", given him by Packer fans because of his hard running tactics and elusive offensive play. His specialty is skirting the ends, and once he gets into the open he is considered an exceptionally hard man to bring down. Wuert scales 195 pounds, and played three years of varsity football at South Dakota, captaining the team one season. The 1933 season will be his fourth with the Packers. He has seen service, along with several other Packers, as lifeguard at Resthaven quarry this summer, and is tanned and ready to start hefty training. Packer fans will remember the Providence-Green Bay game of 1931, when Englemann dashed across for three touchdowns within the first few minutes of play. The Packers finally won the contest, 48 to 20, but it was Wuert's sensational play which the fans discussed on their way home from City stadium. Englemann will be ready to report with the opening of practice sessions Tuesday, Sept. 5.
1933 CONTRACT IS TURNED IN BY GANTENBEIN
AUGUST 4 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, the only Wisconsin varsity football player to hold a job with the Green Bay Packers for several years, will return to aid the Bays in the 1933 championship quest, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today in confirming the signing of Gantenbein's contract. Eight Packers have now signed definitely...THIRD WITH PACKERS: Gantenbein's term of service with the Packers - this will be his third year - has been a round of consistent defensive and hard driving offensive play. He is large and powerful, weighing 210 pounds, and has had plenty of experience while paired with Al Rose, the other end whom the Packers have signed to date. Milt played for three years at the University of Wisconsin, his work being outstanding during a somewhat drab period of football at the Badger school. He captained the team one year and the season after graduation hooked up with the Packers. During his last year in college he was mentioned on several all-western and all-Big Ten mythical teams, and he is one university star who had little trouble breaking directly and successfully into the professional game...LONG TOUCHDOWN RUN: Fans like to talk about Milt's performance in the second Packer-Bear game of 1931, which the Bays won, 6 to 0. Mike Michalske hooked off a pass and started on a long touchdown jaunt, but he was well cornered halfway down the field when Gantenbein dove into the opposition with a beautiful block, making the touchdown possible.
BRUDER SIGNS CONTRACT FOR PACKER TEAM
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay) - One month from today, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Green Bay Packer football squad will start official practice sessions for the upcoming NFL season. To celebrate the occasion, Coach E.L. Lambeau today announced that Henry (Hank) Bruder, popular halfback of the Packers during the past two seasons, again has signed to play with the Bays, thus bringing the 1933 squad roster to nine...NINE ARE SIGNED: Hank Bruder carries about 190 pounds into the game, and is rated as one of professional football's hardest hitting backs. He was dogged by hard luck throughout his three years at Northwestern university, being handicapped by injuries and other ailments, but upon graduation he broke directly into the pro game and made a name for himself immediately. There have been many high spots in Bruder's football career, but the one the fans remember best occurred in the Packer-New York Giant game at New York in 1931. With the Packers trailing, 10 to 7, Bruder led a fourth quarter attack which was climaxed when he caught a pass and ran through Benny Friedman for the touchdown which gave the Bays a 14 to 10 decision...USED AS REGULAR: Although Bruder's work was impressive in 1931, it was last season which saw his greatest work for Green Bay. Used as a regular and highly popular with the fans, he saw a great deal of service. Bruder is another professional star who captained his team in college. Despite his run of tough luck he persists in wearing No. 13 on the back of his jersey. He is a year-around resident of Green Bay, and will be on hand for the opening of the practice session Sept. 5.
AUGUST 5 (Milwaukee) - Buckets Goldenberg, former University of Wisconsin gridder, announced today he had signed a contract to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers. For the last year he has been a professional wrestler. It is expected that Goldenberg will play in the Packer line, although he may be used as a blocking back.
HUSKY GUARD IS ADDED TO PACKER SQUAD
AUGUST 7 (Green Bay) - A big, husky guard from the Southwestern Conference, highly recommended, will try out with the Packers as a first year man this season, Coach E.L. Lambeau said today in announcing the signing of Lon Evans, of Texas Christian university, Fort Worth, Tex. Evans is rated as a real prize, and a notable addition to the Packer squad. He is six feet two inches tall, weighs 215 pounds, has made every all-conference team for the past two seasons and was mentioned prominently for all-America. He also won the most valuable trophy offered by his conference...WON CONFERENCE TITLES: Evans' work has been invaluable to Texas Christian during the past three seasons, and was instrumental in giving the school its conference championship last fall. His favorite position is left guard, and he is an expert in pulling out on passes and runs. During all his service with Texas Christian, Evans never has been injured and is used to playing 60 minutes in every game. He likes it best when the going is rough. Several clubs in the National league have been dickering for his services, but he informed Coach Lambeau that he has been anxious for several years to play with the Bays...TENTH ON ROSTER: Evans is the tenth Packers to be signed definitely, although Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Wisconsin star, and Ernie Pinckert of Southern California are on the string.
NOBLE ATKINS SIGNS TO PLAY FOOTBALL HERE
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay) - One of the greatest offensive center ever developed in the Southwestern conference, Noble Atkins of Texas Christian, will join his teammate, Lon Evans, when the Green Bay Packers start practice Sept. 5. Announcement that Atkins has signed his 1933 contract, his first with the Packers, was made today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Atkins is 24 years old, measures a half inch more than six feet, and scales 210 pounds. He played against Hank Bruder and Milt Gantenbein, now of the Packers, in the East-West game on the Pacific coast in 1930, when the West won, 3 to 0. His sterling play is well remembered by the two veteran Packers...COACHED TWO YEARS: Atkins has coached for the past two seasons at Texas Christian university, Fort Worth, Tex., and this is his first venture into professional football. He captained the university team his senior year. Although his greatest notice came from his offensive work, the Texas veteran also is rated a great man on defense. He received prominent mention on all-conference teams during his entire career at college, and his work is still recalled by Southwestern conference sports writers. He is the eleventh man to sign a Packer contract.
210-POUND END IS LATEST TO JOIN PACKERS
AUGUST 9 (Green Bay) - Ben Smith, 210-pound wingman of Alabama university's 1932 Crimson Ride, will demonstrate the speed and effectiveness which have won him wide recognition throughout the south as a member of the Green Bay Packers' 1933 squad, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Because of Smith's bulk and height - he measures six feet two inches - the Alabama veteran is expected to make good without difficulty in professional football. He played three years of varsity football at Alabama, was a willing worker at all times and seldom was injured. Smith comes to the Packers highly recommended by Coach Frank Thomas of Alabama U...ONE OF BEST: "He's one of the greatest ends I ever coached," Thomas wrote. "As a matter of fact, insofar as football is concerned, I would rate him a better end than Tom Nash of Georgia." The 210-pounder was a dash man on the Alabama track squad and played varsity basketball. His speed and experience in ball handling gained from these two sports made him a terror on pass receiving and a hard man to bring down in the open field...PLAYS EITHER WING: Smith plays either end and did some point after touchdown kicking for the Crimson Tide. He is the twelfth Packer to sign his 1933 contract.
BUSTER MOTT SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 10 (Green Bay) - Another veteran of the Southern conference honor roll, Buster Mott, 195-pound halfback of Georgia University, has signed a contract to play football with the Green Bay Packers this fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Mott's place on the honor roll was won through three years of varsity competition at Georgia, during which he was rated an exceptionally valuable backfield men both offensively and defensively. Coach Harry Mehre and Assistant Coach Rex Enright have recommended Mott highly, Enright's O.K. bearing particular weight because of his previous service with the Packers...NOW PLAYING BASEBALL: Mott is an all-around athlete. He played baseball at Georgia university and at present is playing in the Piedmont league, West Virginia. He measures an even six feet. The new Packers is certain to strengthen the Bays' aerial attack, as he did most of Georgia's passing during his years on the southern team. His outstanding feat during his college days came in the Georgia-N.Y.U. game in 1931, when he ran back the opening kickoff of the second half 94 yards for a touchdown. Georgia won the game, 7 to 5. Mott is the fourteenth Packer to sign his 1933 contract.
BULTMAN SIGNS CONTRACT FOR GRIDIRON YEAR
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - Arthur (Red) Bultman, 199-pound center and one of the few Green Bay gridiron products to play on the Green Bay Packer team in 1932, has signed his second Packer contract, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Except for Coach Lambeau and Arnold Herber, Bultman was the only member of last year's squad who received his gridiron start in Green Bay. He is rated one of the greatest centers turned out of West high school, and he played great ball for Marquette, from which institution he graduated in 1931. Red captained the Golden Avalanche team his senior year...SIGNED WITH BROOKLYN: In the spring of 1931 Bultman was turned loose from the Milwaukee university, and that fall he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He picked plenty of gridiron sense during the season and in 1932 he joined the Packers, playing all that fall for his hometown. Bultman is a splendid team worker and a topnotch center. What he lacks in beef he makes up in aggressiveness, passing the ball accurately and following the oval at all times. Often he gets down the field as fast as the ends. When Barrager was injured in practice before the Giant game in New York last fall, Bultman saw a lot of action, and came through nicely. He played 60 minutes of fast football on a frozen Stapleton field, and aided the Packers materially in snatching victory by means of a last half rally. His brilliant defensive play in that game drew many favorable comments from the New York sport scribes. With the redhead in the fold, the Packer squad now numbers 15.
ARNOLD HERBER BACK AGAIN ON PACKER SQUAD
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, one of the most discussed players in the NFL last season, who was mentioned on several all-professional teams, has signed his 1933 contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Herber's fine passing, punting and slashing line attacks won him outstanding comment last fall, and he will start his third season with the Packers as a halfback with All-American possibilities. Moreover, he is a Green Bay product, having graduated from West high school in the days of Quinn and Radick...PLAYED AT MADISON: Herber entered the University of Wisconsin after leaving West, and starred one season in Madison in freshmen football. He then headed west, playing the following year for Regis college in Colorado. The next season found him attempting to break into professional football, and last year he definitely came into his own with a sensational record for the Bays. Herber is regarded as on a par with Friedman in the passing game, and he has few equals in punting. Last year his long boots pulled the Packers out of many a hole, and his return is certain to be regarded highly by Green Bay football fans...16 ON ROSTER: Arnold weighs 205 pounds and is unusually fast for such a hefty player. He is the 16th Packer to sign his 1933 contract.
CLAUDE PERRY IS SIGNED BY PACKER CLUB
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - Claude Perry, known as one of the most aggressive linemen of the Packers' championship era, has signed for his seventh season with Green Bay, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Perry , who tips the scales at 201 pounds and plays either tackle, was a member of the Packer championship teams in 1929 and 1930. In midseason of 1931 he was loaned to Brooklyn, where he played fast, consistent football, and in 1932 he returned to Green Bay. Claude joined the Packers immediately after graduation. He was an all-southern selection at Alabama, and he promptly made a name for himself on the professional gridiron. He is good at rushing passers and punters and always plays without benefit of headgear. Perry lives in Green Bay most of the year, but spends two or three months in the south during the winter. He is the seventeenth Packer to sign his 1933 contract.
RUDY COMSTOCK TO PLAY AGAIN WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 16 (Green Bay) - The signed contract of Rudy Comstock, veteran of the NFL, who will begin his third season with the Green Bay Packers, has been turned into Coach E.L. Lambeau, he announced today. Comstock is the 18th Packer to sign thus far. The stocky guard, who plays either side of the line, played high school football in Oklahoma, and won all-eastern honors at Georgetown university. After leaving school he starred one season with the Buffalo Bisons, then switched to the Philadelphia (Frankford) Yellowjackets for three years...FIXTURE WITH PACKERS: The following season he was with the New York Giants, and after playing for that team in 1929 and 1930 he joined the Packers, where he since has been a fixture. Comstock is a steel worker by trade and makes his home in Bucyrus, Ohio. He is married, and the father of one child. Comstock is regarded as a handy lineman, and a great team worker. Bill Cunningham of the Boston Globe, in discussing the Packers' 21 to 0 victory over Boston last year, said that the Green Bay guard played the greatest game at his position that he, Cunningham, had ever seen. Rudy was the whole team by himself in that game.