SEIBOLD IS SIGNED TO PLAY FOOTBALL WITH THE PACKERS
MARCH 24 (Oshkosh) - Champ Seibold, former High school football, track and basketball star, was signed today to play football with the Green Bay Packers of the National Professional league. Arthur W. Bystrom, sports editor of the Green Bay paper, received a call from E.L. Lambeau, Packer coach from Milwaukee stating that Seibold had been signed. Seibold graduated from High school in 1931, attending Ripon for part of a school year and then transferred to Wisconsin this year and was hailed as a future All-America prospect at tackle. A week or 10 days ago it was learned that he was barred from the Big Ten because of a misunderstanding which grew out of his transfer to Wisconsin from Ripon.
GREEN BAY PACKERS SIGN NEW GUARD
APRIL 30 (Green Bay) - Phil Poth, Gonzaga, Cal., a 227 pound guard, has been signed for the 1934 season by the Green Bay Packers of the National Professional Football league. He is the fifth new players obtained by the Packers.
LAMBEAU, PACKER COACH, ORDERED TO PAY ALIMONY
MAY 18 (Green Bay) - E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers football team, is being sued by his wife, Marguerite, for divorce, it was learned definitely Friday and he already is complying with a court order to pay her temporary alimony. Mr. and Mrs. Lambeau, on friendly terms although they have been separated for several weeks, conferred Friday morning in the officer of her attorney, Allan V. Classon. An effort was being made to settle the case without a divorce hearing, it was said. If this is not done, the case will go to court in a few weeks, it was understood. The Lambeaus joked when they met in Classon's office, it was reported. "What are you going to pay me?" she was said to have asked jestingly. "Nothing," Lambeau replied, smiling. "You should pay me something to get rid of me." Later, Lambeau said that he and his wife had simply agreed to disagree, and that they remained on the friendliest of terms. "We hold no animosity toward each other," he said. "Certain reporters who claim to have pictures of me with a movie actress on the coast are not telling the truth. Only one picture was taken of me and that was with Myrna Kennedy, who is a married woman, sitting between Red Grange and me." Lambeau referred to a picture snapped with Miss Kennedy on the Packers' bench, at one of the exhibition football games played on the Pacific coach last winter. Both attorneys said that any charges in the case would not be sensational, that no third party was involved and that it was merely a situation in which "two friends" agreed to part amicably. Mrs. Lambeau has filed no complaint against her husband. This will not be done, it was understood, until just before the case is presented for recording in court. The proceedings thus far have been exceedingly secret and even Mrs. Lambeau's petition for temporary alimony was kept under cover. The clerk of Circuit Judge Henry Graass' court, where the petition was heard, had repeatedly denied knowledge of any court action by Mrs. Lambeau. However, in a document stamped May 1 at the Brown County courthouse, the court order: That Lambeau pay to Atty. Allan Classon $100 on or before May 15 to enable the plaintiff to carry on her suit for temporary alimony. That Lambeau pay to the clerk of circuit court of Brown County for the use of the plaintiff, Marguerite Lambeau, sums ranging from $25 to $50 up to May 15 and thereafter $100 a month for her support and maintenance. That Mrs. Lambeau be allowed the custody and charge of the minor child of the parties, Donald Lambeau, until the further order of the court. That the plaintiff be given temporary possession of the home in the town of Allouez and that the defendant shall pay for the upkeep, such as light, fuel, water, insurance and taxes. That until further order of the court Lambeau desist from imposing any personal restraint on the personal liberties of Mrs. Lambeau or interfering with Donald Lambeau, and that he desist from going upon the premises of the Lambeau home or in anyway interfering in Mrs. Lambeau's occupancy of it. That Lambeau absolutely refrain from disposing of, concealing or encumbering any of his property, excepting such sums as may be necessary for complying with the the present court order. Lambeau, it is understood, has complied fully with all the requirements of the order and has made the payments specified on schedule. He is represented by Gerald Clifford, Green Bay attorney.
LAMBEAU'S WIFE AWARDED DIVORCE
MAY 24 (Green Bay) - Mrs. E.L. Lambeau, 34, today had secured a divorce from her husband, Curly, coach of the Green Bay Packers, professional football team, on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. The decree was granted by Circuit Judge Henry Grasse Tuesday, Custody of their 14-year old son went to Mrs. Lambeau. Entire support of the boy until he graduates will be provided by Lambeau. Their Brown County home and $5,000 was awarded to Mrs. Lambeau as final settlement. The couple was married August 16, 1919.
HALFMAN TO PLAY WITH G.B. PACKERS
MAY 26 (Milwaukee) - Rollie Halfman, Marquette University football captain last season and now a semi-pro baseball player with Wisconsin Rapids in the State league, has signed to play football with the Green Bay Packers of the National Professional league next season.
PRO GRID LEAGUE IN NEW YORK FOR TWO DAY SESSION
JUNE 29 (New York) - The National Professional football league will begin a two-day meeting here Saturday with ratification of Detroit's entry into the circuit, approval of the 1934 schedule and decision on possible changes in the rules as the principal items of business. The league, with Detroit replacing Portsmouth, will be a 10-club loop, the other teams being the Chicago Bears and Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati, Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
PRO GRID LEAGUE HEADS VOTE FOUR RULE CHANGES
JULY 1 (New York) - The National Professional Football league executives, meeting here Saturday, recommended several changes in the rules and approved all changes adopted by the college some weeks ago. A prolonged session over the game schedule for this fall was in prospect. The Green Bay Packers were represented by Coach Curly Lambeau. The recommendations were: That the prohibition forbidding a player newly injected into the game from communicating with his teammates until after one play has been run be abolished; that official notify the coaches when each team has exhausted its legal three-minute time outs in each half; that a hand-to-hand forward pass incomplete behind the line of scrimmage be made a fumble with either team permitted to recover; that within 10 yards of the goal line a defensive team may be penalized only half the distance to the goal line instead of five yards as heretofore. Still under debate is a plan to receive free running with fumbles. The committee decided that the rule should be altered but was unable to agree whether a player might run with any fumbled ball or only with fumbles from lateral passing. All the recommendations will be referred to league teams for approval but are virtually sure of acceptance. Transfer of the Portsmouth (Ohio) franchise to Detroit, Mich., was approved and it was announced that Daniel R. Topping, amateur sportmans here, had bought Chris Cagle's share in the Brooklyn Dodgers. Joseph Carr, Columbus, Ohio, was re-elected president of the league and Carl Storck of Detroit was elected treasurer. The new executive committee includes George Halas, Chicago; Dr. Henry March, New York, and Bert Bell, Philadelphia.
NEWS FROM OTHER PORTS
JULY 9 (Wisconsin State Journal) - Chicago Cardinals will have the most improved team, the Boston Braves will be the team to beat for the eastern division championship and Detroit the club to beat for the western division title in the National Professional Football league, in the opinion of Coach E.L. Lambeau, of the Green Bay Packers. The Packer coach, who returned to Green Bay yesterday from the annual National league meeting in New York, looks for the closest race in the history of professional sports. He reports that every club has added star college players and strengthened its teams. New rules adopted by the pros should do a lot to speed up play, Lambeau believes. He was a member of the league rules committee that proposed several changes in the code which the clubs adopted. Changes include eliminating the five-yard penalty on the defensive team within the 10 yard line and substituting a penalty of half the distance to the goal line; allowing as many incomplete passes be thrown without a five-yard penalty; permitting one pass into the end zone without loss of the ball on a touchback and providing for a smaller ball, similar to that adopted by the colleges. Considerable discussion was heard about the fumble rule, but no change made in it, the coach reported. Some teams advocated permitting a defensive team to advance with all fumbles or punts. The only change voted in this connection was one to provide for a hand-to-hand forward pass behind the line of scrimmage that is fumbled be given to the recovering team. There is a possibility that the Packers will play one league game in Milwaukee, the coach said, but it is not likely that one of the regular scheduled games in Green Bay will be shifted. The present plan is to meet the Chicago Bears, in a midweek game in Milwaukee, playing under lights at night in an extra league tilt. The financial report of the league treasurer indicates that clubs are in better shape than ever before, the coach reported. An attempt will be made to get better officials for midwest games, by having a committee appointed by President Joseph Carr call on Major Griffith, Big Ten commissioner, and get his consent to use Western Conference officials in professional games. At present the Big Ten has a rule forbidding officials of Big Ten games from working in professional games. If the conference will not rescind the rule, the professionals will offer the Big Ten officials more money that they are getting in the hopes of enticing them into the professional field. Boston's club has the easiest schedule of the eastern group of five teams, the coach believes. The Braves will not meet the Chicago Bears, Detroit, or Packers in games on western field. Detroit also has an easier schedule than the Bears and Packers as the club does not play Boston at all. It is conceded that the Packers, Bears and Giants have drawn the toughest schedules, he said.
BARRAGER SIGNS WITH GREEN BAY
JULY 27 (Green Bay) - Nate Barrager, former Southern California center, will rejoin the Green Bay Packers professional football team, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said today. Barrager formerly played with the Packers but retired last year to devote his time to business. Another Packers who will be back is Les Peterson, Texas end, who played with Brooklyn last season.