PRO GRIDDERS ADOPT SPLIT SCHEDULE; PACKERS OPEN WITH BOSTON SEPTEMBER 17
JULY 10 (Chicago) - The NFL, grown up to a 10-club circuit, will decide its championship by a playoff next season. At the annual meeting here Saturday and Sunday applications by Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati interests were granted, while the Staten Island club was permitted to withdraw for one year. The latter organization, however, must return to activity by 1934 or forfeit its franchise. The league will be divided into two sections, with Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Brooklyn in the eastern end, and Green Bay, the two Chicago clubs - Bears and Cardinals, Portsmouth and Cincinnati in the west. They will play the usual intersectional schedule, but the leaders of the two division will meet for the title. The schedule, not yet complete, will open with the Chicago Cardinals at Pittsburgh Wednesday September 13. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh will play on weekday nights until the Pennsylvania blue laws are changed to permit Sunday games. Green Bay will open on September 17 against Boston and the champion Chicago Bears will get into action at Green Bay a week later.
PACKERS MAY PLAY IN WINTER GRID CIRCUIT
JULY 19 (Manitowoc Herald Times) - Professional football threatens to become an almost year around proposition for the Green Bay Packers if the story that is going the rounds is true. The rumor is that the Packers probably will augment their National league season this year by competing with three other league clubs in a Pacific Coast winter league starting the first Sunday in January. Green Bay, New York Giants, Boston, and the Chicago Bears are said to be the teams that will comprise the circuit. Four western cities, probably San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Hollywood are to sponsor the teams. Exhibitions will augment the regular league games. Last season the Packers visited the Hawaiian islands.
ALL OFFICERS RE-ELECTED BY GREEN BAY PACKERS
JULY 26 (Green Bay) - Leland H. Joannes was re-elected for his fourth term as president of the Green Bay Packer Football corporation at a meeting of stockholders and directors here. Other officers re-elected were Gerald Clifford, vice president; Charles O'Connor, treasurer, and George W. Calhoun, secretary. Members of the executive board re-elected are the president and vice president and two former presidents, Andrew B. Turnbull and Dr. W.W. Kelly, who is also a member of the National league executive committee.
GROVE, ENGLEMANN SIGN CONTRACTS WITH GREEN BAY
AUGUST 1 (Green Bay) - Roger Grove, quarterback, and Wuert Englemann, halfback, have signed to play with the Green Bay Packers again this fall, it has been announced by E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. The announcement of Grove's and Englemann's signing brings the total of the squad to six thus far. Others include Jesse Quatse, All-Anerican tackle at Pitt in 1931; Joseph Kurth, All-American tackle at Notre Dame last year; Robert Monnett, the leading collegiate scorer while at Michigan State in 1931, and Norman Greeney, veteran guard at Notre Dame.
MILT GANTENBEIN SIGNS CONTRACT WITH GREEN BAY
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, the only University of Wisconsin product to hold a job with the Green Bay Packers since the days of Cub Buck, the Badger state immortal, has returned his signed contract to Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau for the 1933 season, it was announced today, and is figured to be a fixture at one of the end posts. Gantenbein will be starting his third year with the Packers, and his 210 pound frame has figured in many Packer victories since he came here after captaining the Wisconsin team in 1930.
GOLDENBERG SIGNS PACKER CONTRACT
AUGUST 7 (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 was expected that Goldenberg will play in the Packer line, although he may be used as a blocking back.
LON EVANS SIGNS PACKER CONTRACT
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay) - Lon Evans, all western guard in 1932, has signed to play with the Green Bay Packers of the national professional league, Coach E.L. Lambeau said Tuesday. Evans will report September 1. He weighs 215 pounds and was instrumental in giving Texas Christian University a conference championship last year. He was presented the most valuable player trophy offered by schools playing in the Texas conference.
ANOTHER TEXAS GRID ACE SIGNS WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 9 (Green Bay) - Noble Atkins, Texas Christian university product, and one of the greatest offensive centers ever developed in the Southwestern Conference, was added today to the Green Bay Packer roster for 1933. The teammate of Lon Evans, who was signed yesterday, stands six feet tall and weighs 210 pounds. Atkins was brought to the attention of Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau in 1930, through his sterling play against Milt Gantenbein and Hank Bruder, veteran Packers, in the East-West game on the Pacific coast helping the West eleven win, 3 to 0. Atkins has been coaching at Texas Christian since he captained his college squad three years ago and this will be his first venture into professional football.
BULTMAN SIGNS PACKER CONTRACT
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - The first Green Bay grid product to be signed by Coach E.L. Lambeau for the 1933 Packer eleven was added to the roster today when it was announced that Arthur (Red) Bultman, 190 pound center, will report for practice September 1. Except for Coach Lambeau and Arnold Herber, halfback prodigy of the National league last fall, Bultman is the only member of the Bays' 1933 squad who got his start on Green Bay gridirons. He was rated as one of the greatest centers ever turned out at Marquette and captained the Hilltop eleven in 1930. Bultman signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the pro loop in 1931. Coach Lambeau added him to the Bay roster last fall.
HERBER SIGNS AS MEMBER OF PACKER SQUAD
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, who now tips the scales at 205 pounds, has signed his 1933 contract with the Green Bay Packers professional football team. Herber, one of the greatest of Fox River Valley Conference high school stars not so many years ago, really came into his own last season. His fine passing, punting and slashing line attacks won him praise last fall and he will start his third season as a halfback with a better than average chance of winning a place on the all-American professional team. After graduation at West High, Green Bay, Herber entered the University of Wisconsin and starred one season at Madison in freshman football. He then headed west and played the following year for Regis College in Colorado. The next year he attempted to break into professional football and showed enough to warrant Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau awarding him a 1932 contract. The faith that Lambeau had in Herber was justified. Herber is regarded by many football followers as being on a par with Benny Friedman as a passer. Moreover, Arnie has few equals as a punter. He is the 16th Packer to sign his 1933 contract. The complete squad is as follows:
Ends - Al Rose, Texas; Milt Gantenbein, Wisconsin; and Ben Smith, Alabama
Tackles - Joe Kurth, Notre Dame, and Jesse Quatse, Pittsburgh
Guards - Norman Greeney, Notre Dame, and Lon Evans, Texas Christian
Centers - Ken Radick, Marquette, and Noble Atkins, Texas Christian
Quarterback - Roger Grove, Michigan State
Halfbacks - Wuert Englemann, South Dakota; Bob Monnett, Michigan State; Hank Bruder, Northwestern; Buster Mott, Georgia; Buckets Goldenberg, Wisconsin, and Arnold Herber, St. Regis College
CLAUDE PERRY JOINS PACKERS
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - A veteran of seven years in the National league, Claude Perry, 201 pound tackle, who joined the Packers immediately upon graduation from Alabama in 1926, was signed today to play with the Bays for the coming season. Perry was an all-Southern selection in his undergraduate days. He plays either tackle, is known as one of the most aggressive linemen of the Packers' championship era, and is especially adept at rushing passers. He is the only National league lineman who has never worn headgear in battle. Perry's stay with the Packers was interrupted only once. In midseason of 1931, he was loaned to Brooklyn, where he played great football and in 1932 returned here. Perry's addition to the squad brings the Packer total to 17.
NAME RECEIVER FOR BAY TEAM
AUGUST 16 (Green Bay) - Pending the decision of the state supreme court on an appeal now before it, a certified public accountant has been appointed receiver for the Green Bay football corporation in an action to conserve all assets of the corporation. At the instance of Leland H. Joannes, president of the corporation, the order for the receivership was issued by Circuit Judge Henry Graass, who appointed Frank J. Jonet, Green Bay accountant, who has audited the books of the corporation on numerous occasions. The cause for the receivership came about last fall when Willard J. Bent, Green Bay, fell from the bleachers at a Packer game, sustaining serious injuries. He secured a judgment of $5,200 against the corporation, which has since been appealed to the supreme court. Since the appeal, Bent started supplementary proceedings before William Surplice, circuit court commission, toward collection of the judgment. These proceedings would have included examination of the corporation officers, concerning all records, contracts and other data. Although the corporation carried insurance against such accidents, the insurance company had since gone into receivership, and the receiver declined to assume the defense.
REDUCTION IN TICKET PRICE IS ANNOUNCED
AUGUST 23 (Green Bay) - Reduction in season tickets and general admission tickets for the west end stands has been made by the directors of the Green Bay Packer Football corporation. Seats in the west end stands may now be procured for 75 cents. The revamped scale of prices for season tickets follow: box seats have been reduced from $20 to $15; the 50-yard line reserved seat sections from $15 to $12, and there will be a new group of season tickets priced at $9. These are regular $1.50 seats. Included in the other admission prices will be seats near the 30-yard line for $1.25 and $1. The season tickets cover the six National league games at home as follows: September 17 - Boston Redskins, September 24 - Chicago Bears, October 1 - New York Giants, October 8 - Portsmouth Spartans, October 15 - Pittsburgh Pirates, October 29 - Philadelphia Quakers. There will be no reserved seats for the veterans-recruits interclub contest September 10. The admission will be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. Hurdis McCrary, one of Georgia's famous backs, has signed again to play with the Packers. He is the twentieth player to sign and will be starting his fifth season with Green Bay. McCrary has been used at halfback and fullback. He is married, has two children and managing a filling station at Green Bay during the off-season.
CLARK HINKLE SIGNS AS PACKER FULLBACK
AUGUST 25 (Green Bay) - The personnel of the backfield of the 1933 Green Bay Packers was practically completed today with the announcement of Manager Curly Lambeau that Clark Hinkle, versatile fullback, had been signed again.
PACKERS HAVE 23 NOW
SEPTEMBER 2 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers squad today numbered 23 with the signing of Al Sarafiny, former varsity center at St. Edward's College, Boswell, Tex. Sarafiny, who lives at Iron River, Wis., weighs 230 pounds and is 6 feet 2 inches tall. The Packers will start practice September 5.