1934 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Packers -
1934 edition - will be on review at the City stadium here
tomorrow afternoon. The occasion will be the official
opening of the professional football season here with
Fort Atkinson Blackhawks furnishing the opposition. The
kickoff is scheduled for 2 o'clock, and despite the fact
that the game is scheduled as a practice affair, some
5,000 fans are expected. Football followers will have 
their first chance to see what a score of new men are
able to do under fire. They will see whether veterans
have gone back or improve; whether the Packers will be
in the running for another national title, or whether they
will be just one of the league teams...FORMER
BADGER STARS: Perhaps all of the questions relating
to the Green Bay team will not be answered. However,
the game will give the coaches and followers a good line
on what to expect when tougher competition is faced.
The Fort Atkinson team, made up mostly of former
Wisconsin stars, probably will not be able to check the
Green Bay attack, but it is sure to be stubborn. With a
line that averages well over 200 pounds and a backfield
that boasts several fast, shifty performer some
excitement can be looked for. Coach Earl Lambeau has
not announced his starting lineup other than to say that
all available men will be a chance to see action. He has
13 backfield men and 20 linemen on the squad, and, 
with the exception of possibly two players, all will be
ready for action. The two who may not be able to play 
are Buckets Goldenberg, former Wisconsin fullback
who has been laid up a case of summer flu, and Lavvie
Dilweg, veteran end, who has an injured shin...HAS
HEAVY LINE: The Packer coach can have a line that
will average well over 210 pounds no matter who goes 
into the game. At the ends beside Dilweg are Al Rose,
Norgard, Peterson and Gantenbein. At tackles six men
are ready to play. Claude Perry and Joe Kurth are the
veterans of last year; Champ Seibold, Ad Schwammel,
Carl Jogenseon and Plihal, South Dakota, new men.
The Packers are well fortified at the guard positions with
six men ready for work. Mike Michalske and Lon Evans
are back from last year's team while Jones, of Indiana,
Salem, South Dakota, Wunsch, Notre Dame, and Phil
Poth, Gonzaga, will be getting their first taste of pro
competition. At center, three men are ready to go. Art
Bultman and Nate Barrager are veterans who know all
the tricks. Butler, of Michigan State, is a giant who 
should be valuable. The backfield men could all be 
designated as halfbacks as the Packer coach has been
building up an offense that makes little distinction 
between the men who work in it. Fullbacks will be
running from the quarterback position to increase the
blocking effectiveness. Quarterbacks will be calling
signals from a halfback post...MANY BACKS READY:
Backs include Buckets Goldenberg, Arnold Herber, 
Roger Grove, Bob Monnett, Hank Bruder and Clark
Hinkle of last year's team. New backfield performers are
Joe Laws, Iowa; Swede Johnston, Appleton; Charles
Casper, Texas Christian; Rollie Halfman, Marquette;
Holmes, of Ripon; Witte, of Gustavus Adolphus. All 
have shown promise in practice sessions. What they
can do under fire will be seen Sunday. Among the stars
of the Fort Atkinson team are Moon Molinaro, forme
Badger halfback; Smith, also of Wisconsin; Ruesch,
Carroll tackle who weighs 232; Casey and Mark Catlin,
Wisconsin ends; Bach, a halfback from the state
university, and Neupert, also a Badger end. Tackles
include Smith, Carroll, and Gunness, Milliken, Ruesch
and Bussie, who comes from Watertown. Guards are
Raithel, Gallup, Popp, while Dahms and Janiscek are
capable centers. In the backfield Krening, Fort Atkinson,
and Zirath, also of that city, play quarterback. Halfbacks
are Schwager, of the Army; Bach and Tobias. Fullbacks
are Smith and Fitzgerald.
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - Strengthened, remodeled
and overhauled, the Green Bay Packers make their first
1934 bid for patronage at City stadium here tomorrow
afternoon. The Packer management has scoured the
country for new material in hopes of regaining the NFL
title. From the West Coast, Texas, the midwest and the
east, young men have been picked to represent this city
in the toughest kind of competition. They have been
secured to give Green Bay the best team obtainable.
Whether Green Bay and Wisconsin appreciates it
remains to be seen. Seventeen men who starred on
college teams last year have been signed for duty here.
Among the newcomers are many who gained nationwide
fame in collegiate circles. All, however, enter this
competition on the same plane - they must prove their
worth. The new men will be needed, for Cal Hubbard and
Rudy Comstock, forward bulwarks of the teams that
made Green Bay one of the brightest spots on the
football map, will not be back. Colorful Johnny Blood,
another Packer great also has stepped from the picture,
as has Jugger Earpe, a veteran center of many years,
and Verne Lewellen, of the educated toe and slashing
smashes off tackle. It is the shoes of these men that
the newcomers will try to fill - and they are big shoes.
They will have help from those who remain from the title
teams - Michalske, Dilweg, Perry, Barrager - and from
the young men who have come up in the past two years
to make their names known in the professional field. Perhaps the Packers will win another champions, perhaps they will be just one of the many National league teams. No matter what happens, it's a sure bet they will play interesting football, entertaining football and give every supporter value for value received. Even if you do not care for professional football, you cannot deny the fact that the Packers add something to the town that is invaluable. They put new life into the city, add an interesting topic of discussion, offer a colorful spectacle at a nominal price, entertainment that cannot be equaled outside of a metropolitan center. If they did nothing but offer diversion the harried business or working man in these days of a hundred troubles, they would be well worth their while.
SEPTEMBER 8 (Columbus, OH) - The best season in the history of the NFL is predicted by Joe F. Carr, president of the circuit, on the eve of the 1934 opening. The campaign gets underway Sunday when Cincinnati invades Pittsburgh, and next Sunday two games are scheduled, Philadelphia at Green Bay and Boston at Pittsburgh. Following a tour of all the league cities, President Carr states that conditions everywhere were much better than a year ago when the league enjoyed one of its greatest seasons. Every team in the circuit has been strengthened and interest appears to be keener than in the past. The league is divided into eastern and western sections with division champions meeting Dec. 9 in the home field of the eastern winner for the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, emblematic of the world title. The Chicago Bears defeated the New York Giants, 23 to 21, last year to gain the crown in the initiation of the sectional playoff system.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Pro football fans in general, and Green Bay Packer fans in particular will have their first chance of the season to get a somewhat accurate line on the strength or lack of strength, on the part of the Packers when Curly Lambeau's horde meets its first test of the season today at Green Bay against the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks. The Packers, if they belong in the pro league at all, should win rather convincingly. If they are given the toughest kind of a battle, we'll know that Coach Lambeau will have his work cut out for him if his club is to finish in the league. The guess of this writer is that the Packers will surprise - possibly everyone. There is a combination of old, experienced blood and youth, power and stamina that should make one of the greatest teams in Packer history - including the three teams that won three successive titles in the pro league. The vets, sprinkled among the youngsters, will actually be playing coaches. The youngsters, full of fire, zep and the ol' determination to make good in the toughest of all grid circuits, will have youth, stamina and ambition on their side. The combination, in view of the showing of several of the youngsters in the All-Star-Chicago Bears game, should be doubly effective. On the Packer battlefront we'll see some of the real vets of the game, such as Mike Michalske, and Lavvie Dilweg, while we're getting a line on the ability of such well known characters of college football as Joe Laws, Bob Jones, Adolph Schwammel, and others of their ilk. Packer fans know the Bays must develop plenty of power from this year's rookie crop to get anywhere in the league race. Cal Hubbard is gone. Rudy Comstock is gone. And when a tackle and guard of their caliber leaves the battlefront a gigantic problem remains. The kids in the line must come through. Today's game, played against a team of average college or university caliber, will serve to give us a line on what the kids will do in the big show. The Black Hawks are strong in their own class, stars from the University of Wisconsin and other Wisconsin colleges, making up their roster. They've more than upheld their own in state pro circles, and a Black Hawk team that was decidedly inferior to the one Fort Atkinson boasts this year gave the Bays a tough assignment at Janesville three years ago. That the Hawks have plenty of power can be judged when the caliber of the following players who are on the roster is considered: Jim Van Sistine, 194 pound end who was a star of recent Washington State university elevens; Dave Tobias, former 195 pound Wisconsin tackle; George Hulka, excellent Ripon college tackle weighing 204 pounds; Bus Bucci, 192 pound Wisconsin guard, and Glen Raithel, 185 pound Whitewater college tackle, all newcomers. Members of the 1932 and 1933 Hawks teams who will see action against the Packers include: George Casey, 186 pound end; Moon Molinaro, 210 pound tackle; Hal Smith, 193 pound tackle; Mark Catlin, 196 pound end; Mickey Bach, 190 pound halfback, and Larry Neupert, 215 pound fullback, all former Wisconsin players; Les Smith, 190 pound end; Woggy Ruesch, 232 pound tackle, and Clyde Gallup, 195 pound guard, of Carroll college; Tully Gunness, 190 pound halfback, of Milliken university; Edgar Schwagger, crack 196 pound ball lugger, punter and passer of Army; George Popp, 193 pound guard, of Miami university; Lande Fiedler, tough 210 pound guard of Platteville college, and Wally Dahms, 208 pound center; Red Krening, 185 pound halfback; Adam Janiseck, 193 pound end and Gabby Zitath, 170 pound center, all of Whitewater college.
SEPTEMBER 1 (Green Bay) - With only a few days to
prepare for the opening game with the Fort Atkinson
Blackhawks on Sunday, Sept. 9, Coach E.L. Lambeau
and his squad of 30 odd Packer candidates will put in a
busy weekend of practice. Official workouts started this
afternoon and a big crowd of fans were on hand to see 
the gridders prance through preliminary drills. Another
workout is scheduled for early Sunday afternoon and
there will also be a practice on Labor Day. The regular
morning drills will get underway on Tuesday...MUST
WORK FAST: The Packer mentor will have his hands
full whipping together his outfit for the Fort Atkinson
engagement, as there are more new men than ever
before this season in Green Bay togs. However, the
squad is displaying lots of pep and willingness to work
so that, when the whistle blows next Sunday in the City
stadium, the Bays will have the makings of a gridiron
machine which may go somewhere in the National 
league race. Coach Lambeau has warned his squad not
to take Fort Atkinson too lightly. According to the Green
Bay mentor, the Blackhawks are coming here with an
all star lineup and primed for a victory. The team has
been practicing for over a week, the Packer coach said,
and the Hawks have some three elevens in uniform. F.L.
(Jugger) Earpe, one of the Packer football "immortals"
whose brilliant line play was an important factor in 
Green Bay winning three national championships, is
assisting Coach Lambeau in the practice drills. Old
Jugger knows the professional game like a book and his
experience should prove more than valuable to some of
the recruit "front wall" candidates...SPEED TICKET
SALE: While the Packer players are going through their
practice stunts, the business office of the corporation is
working overtime in an attempt to reach the $10,000 
goal in the season ticket sale. This desired figure is far
from reached but President L.H. Joannes and his
associate executives are confident that, if the business
men solicitors make all their promised calls, the quota
will be near at hand by the end of next week. The ticket
sale campaigners will meet Wednesday night at 
Joannes Brothers and there will be another session
next Friday night. In the meantime special committees
will make the rounds calling on some of the parties who
are listed as "turn downs." Another group will call on
the industrial plants and business establishments in
hopes of getting everyone "on the line" for the Packers.
The office crew at Packer headquarters will start
functioning on regular shifts Tuesday morning and the
distribution of the season tickets and filling of the mail
orders will get underway soon after that. As usual there
is a big demand for Bear game tickets. This contest
will be played at City stadium Sunday, Sept. 23. Those
desiring extra pasteboards for the "grudge" engagement
are advised to file their applications as soon as they
SEPTEMBER 4 (Green Bay) - Football fans who have
looked over the Packer squad in the weekend drills are
of the unanimous opinion that this year's aggregation
has the best looking new material that Coach Lambeau
ever assembled for a National league gridiron race.
Saturday's workout drew a big crowd and spectators
were all eyes spotting newcomers and looking over the
veterans. Sunday's drill was staged at the City stadium.
A crowd which partly filled the south grandstand and
strung around the field a half dozen deep was in
attendance...SPEEDS UP PRACTICE: The Packers
"labored" plenty in their Labor Day drill as Coach 
Lambeau speeded up the signal formations as soon as
the new players started to click on "lockstep" timing.
Veterans as well as youngsters seem to have an
abundance of pep and, if the squad gathers momentum
all week, as it did in the opening drills, Sod Dudley and
his Fort Atkinson Blackhawks will bump in a gridiron
game here next Sunday that they won't forget for a long
time. The team will work out every morning at Joannes
park with a scrimmage Wednesday afternoon. There is
plenty of beef in the Packer squad and lots of speed as
well. Coach Lambeau will have a fast moving forward
wall and two or three sets of backs which should pile
up plenty of yardage. In addition, there are any number
of splendid passers and a half dozen kickers so that
this year's Green Bay team should be well fortified in
every department of the game...THREE NEW STARS:
Joe Laws, the Iowa sensation, Adolph Schwammel,
man-mountain from Oregon State, and Bob Jones,
stellar Indiana center flanker, got a lot of extra attention
from spectators as this trio of gridiron greats got a lot of
the air space in the radio broadcast of the Bears-All
Star collegians game in Chicago last Friday night. They
all lived up to advance notices. Both Schwammel and
Jones did some fine kicking, while Laws was cutting
capers in the backfield and his two way passing
attracted eyes of the crowd. Joe is patterned somewhat
along the lines of Bob Monnett, and they should pair up
as a classy duo of ball carriers. Champ Seibold and 
Carl Jorgenson, two of the biggest men on the squad,
saw a lot of drill in the tackle positions. Seibold, who
Doc Spears, Wisconsin coach, says has the makings
of one of the greatest players on the pro gridiron, 
handles himself well despite his poundage while
Jorgenson knows what it is all about and it didn't take
him long to fit into the formations...BARRAGER LOOKS
GOOD: Nate Barrager's return to the fold strengthens
the front wall a lot. The big center, who was a star here
in 1931 and '32, looks to be in good shape despite his
one year layoff. Red Bultman, veteran snapperback, 
was passing superbly while General Butler, a big husky
from Michigan State, looked much as if he was going to
have something to say about the center's job. The
veterans all seemed to be in first class physical
condition, and the list was complete are Lavvie Dilweg,
one of the stars of the championship era, donned his
togs and skipped around like a recruit. Mike Michalske,
Claude Perry, Milt Gantenbein, Al Rose, Arnold Herber,
Hank Bruder, Clark Hinkle, Bob Monnett, Lon Evans,
Buckets Goldenberg, Joe Kurth and Les Peterson, all
veteran Packer players, were very much in evidence
during the practice session...BUSY WEEK AHEAD:
This will be a busy week in Packer football circles with
a drive down the home stretch in the season ticket sale
campaign. The last minute rush in arrangements for the
opening game next Sunday is well underway and all the
Football corporation officials will put in a lot of overtime
in the next few days getting the stage set for the
inaugural tilt. The ticket sales committee will meet
Wednesday night at Joannes Bros., 8 p.m., and a
windup conference of the same group has been planned
for Friday evening. A meeting of Legion police is slated
for the Legion building at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. H.J.
(Tubby) Bero will again be in charge and he wants the
veterans who have worked at the City stadium in other
years to report and be assigned for 1934 duty...
MERCHANTS AID PACKERS: Approximately 100 of
Green Bay's retail stores today are setting the stage for
Thursday evening's big double attraction, the Packer
football rally and annual Fall opening, by passing out to
patrons several hundred coupons that will entitle them
to participate in the awarding of 150 or more tickets for
the first pro league game of the season, Sunday, Sept.
16 between the Packers and Philadelphia. Merchants
themselves appeared as enthusiastic as the persons
seeking the coupons and indications are that the 
largest crowd in years will be downtown that night to
see the many attractive windows of the season's 
newest styles and witness the celebration for the Bays
that will give them assurance that the entire community
is behind them as their 1934 campaign gets underway...
PLACARDS IN WINDOWS: Placards in merchants'
windows explain briefly the purpose of the event and the
evening's program. The business section, it is planned,
will be illuminated with flares. A torchlight parade will
pass through the main thoroughfares and plans have 
been made to have the entire Packer squad "on parade"
too. There will be music and other attractions to give
the affair a real football season atmosphere. Coupon
holders in going from store to store to see a preview of
new fall styles will be able to identify them with cards
placed in prominent locations in the windows. Anyone,
men, women or children, can take part in the affair and
have equal opportunity of receiving one or more tickets
to the game. Persons outside of Green Bay also are
invited to come here that night as they too may 
participate in the awards to be offered...STIMULATE
FOOTBALL INTEREST: Members of the retail division
of the Association of Commerce and the Green Bay
Football corporation have promoted the affair jointly in
order to arouse and stimulate interest in this year's
Packer team which looks as good as any in its history.
The tickets are to be distributed are regular $1.50 seats
and will be selected in a strategic part of City stadium.
They will be good, however, for only the Philadelphia-
Packer contest. Merchants entering into the event say
they are very enthusiastic and they predict an
exceptionally large crowd on downtown streets that 
night. More effort is being exerted by them this year 
also in the matter of preparing attractive windows. It is
reported that the new fall clothes for business, sports
and formal wear are unusually distinctive and they plan
to exhibit their best for that evening when the shades
are pulled back at 7:30 for the official 1934 fall season.
SEPTEMBER 4 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau
announced today the signing of Harry Wunsch, three
year varsity guard at Notre Dame. He participated in 
this morning's practice. Wunsch tips the beam at 210
pounds and is 5:10 in height. While at college, the new
Packer was awarded the athletic council medal for
being the best blocker on the squad. With Wunsch in
the fold, the Packer squad is now composed of three
complete elevens - 33 players.
SEPTEMBER 4 (New York) - Officials of the NFL today
received a new rule book issued by President Joe F.
Carr containing changes in the playing code of the 
professional game as it differs from the college code.
With the opening of the league race scheduled for next
Sunday in Pittsburgh when the revamped Cincinnati
team meets the Pirates, officials were again reminded
of the differences that existed in 1933 and the other
minor changes that have been made for the current
season. The major differences in 1933 put the goal 
posts on the goal line, permitted forward passing from
any point up to the line of scrimmage, placed no
restrictions on the kickoff or on the flying tackle or
block and made it necessary to actually down a ball
carrier to end a play...FOUR ADDITIONAL CHANGES:
This year the professional code adopted the changes
made in the college playing rules with four additional
changes. The changes are: A player entering the game
shall be permitted to communicate with his teammates
instead of waiting until one play is completed. Game
officials shall notify coaches of both team when time 
has been taken out three times. On all offside plays
committed withing the ten yard line by the defensive
team, the penalty shall be one-half the distance to the
goal line instead of five yards. A forward pass made
hand to hand back of the line of scrimmage which 
becomes incomplete, is to be ruled a fumble.
SEPTEMBER 5 (Fort Atkinson) - Preparing for the most
strenuous opening game in their history, against the
National league Packers at Green Bay Sept. 9, the Fort
Atkinson Blackhawks will speed up their practice work
over the weekend. The Blackhawks never faced a 
tougher foe than the Packers, and Coach S.O. (Sod)
Dinkle has been pushing his men at top speed. Nearly
all the Hawks are former university of Wisconsin men,
who are anxious to get a crack at the state's most
formidable football team. Fort Atkinson is a member of
the newly organized State Professional Football league,
which also includes the La Crosse Brewers, Chippewa Falls Marines and Milwaukee All Stars. Play in this circuit will commence Sept. 16, the week after the Packer-Blackhawk contest. Moon Molinaro, captain of the Blackhawks last season and mainspring of the Fort Atkinson offense, is back in togs and looking better than ever. Other former Badgers who are working out with the squad, and who will see service against the Packers, are Dale Tobias, L. Rupert, Chuck Bratoon, Mark Catlin, Hal Smith, George Casey and Mickey Bach.
SEPTEMBER 5 (Fort Atkinson) - If the Green Bay Packers, who face the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks in their opening professional football game next Sunday, are expected a setup, they are in for a rude surprise, according to S.O. (Sod) Donkle, Hawk manager, who intends to make the most of his team's appearance against the National league squad. Green Bay fans may regard the contest merely as a warming up game before the league schedule opens, but the Blackhawks are sending up a group of determined young men who have every intention of smearing the vaunted Bays...AIM TO SURPRISE PACKERS: Reports of the promising new material now working out in the Packer camp have served to intensify the practice periods of the Blackhawks. The invaders will unleash an attack of their own which is guaranteed to make the Packers sit up and take notice, and if it doesn't, there will be many a disappointed fan in Fort Atkinson. There probably is no stronger line among the state's better football teams than the heavy wall carried by Fort Atkinson. The huskiest of the Hawks is Woggy Ruesch, 230 pound tackle, who was rated regularly as an all-state selection during his four years of football at Carroll college, Waukesha. Ruesch's stamina will be brought to the test against the Packers. Working as tackles with Ruesch, who takes care of one side of the Hawk line by himself, are Les Smith and Clyde Gallup, two other Carroll players. Both have been all-state selections, and each weighs 190 pounds...DAHMS STAR CENTER: The Hawk center is Wally Dahms, an excellent man in 6-3-2 defense, who is going to be depended upon to break up many of the Packer passes. Another flashy pair in the Fort Atkinson line are George Casey and Moon Molinaro. Casey starred at Wisconsin for three years and is rated a fine pass receiver. Molinaro hits the scales at 210, is very fast for his bulk, and is known as a keen fighter. Much of the Blackhawk flank assignment is carried by Adam Janiscek and Mark Catlin, both weighing better than 190. Catlin is a former Badger, and did a little playing on the Packer squad early last season...PLAYED BOSTON IN 1933: Meeting a National league opponent will be no new experience for the Blackhawks. Last year the Hawks met the powerful Boston Redskins. The Boston game was a big surprise to Lone State Dietz and his men, as the players from the east were leading by a mere 3 to 0 at the half. It was only the Redskins' reserve material, hurled into the game during the last half, that enabled Boston to leave the field in possession of a 20 to 3 decision.
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - Sunday's game between the Packers and Fort Atkinson Blackhawks will be the second meeting between the teams as the Green Bay eleven defeated the down-staters 21-2 on Dec. 13, 1931. The Packers had won their third consecutive National professional football title and a number of the players made a barnstorming trip to Milwaukee and the southern part of the state. According to reports from Fort Atkinson, this year's squad is rated about two touchdowns stronger than the club that made it rather interesting for the Packers back in 1931. Johnny Blood, Mule Wilson and Lavvie Dilweg made touchdowns for the Packers while the Blackhawk points were scored when Blood attempted to run the ball from back of the goal line after a bad pass from center. Red Dunn was successful on all three points after touchdown...WILSON AND BLOOD: Wilson scored the first touchdown early in the second quarter and it wasn't long after that a long pass, Dunn to Blood, and a fancy sprint by the latter counted the second for the Green Bay team. In the third period Dunn threw two long aerials to Dilweg for the final counter scored by Packers. Sheehan's punt that rolled dead on the one yard line in the third quarter led to the Fort Atkinson score.
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - Success of the Packers' season ticket drive hinges on the efforts of the businessmen's committee and the board of directors as the solicitors dash down the trail in the final days of the campaign with the desired $10,000 goal not yet in sight. The most important meeting of the drive will be held tonight at Joannes Bros., 8 p.m., and it is urgent that all the ticket sellers be on hand promptly as an eleventh hour "cleanup" barrage will be launched...STILL PLENTY OF TIME: The sales campaign got off to a flying start but it has dragged somewhat in the last 10 days and there was little or no activity over the Labor Day weekend. However, executives of the Football corporation still think there is plenty of time to do the trick and that is why all hands are asked to be on deck promptly tonight and help wind up the preseason football activities. In a final appeal to spur the season ticket sale, President L.H. Joannes issued the following statement: "In an effort to get back on the championship trail this season, the Football corporation has gone the limit to get together what looks in the early practice days as the best squad that the Packers ever secured."...BEST PACKER SQUAD: "There are some 30 candidates working out and even the 'drug store coaches' have to admit that Coach E.L. Lambeau has rounded up material for a great gridiron machine. Our preseason dope, our club looks on a par with the championship Chicago Bears, Tim Mara's New York Giants, the high priced Boston Braves, owned by George Marshall, and the famous Portsmouth aggregation which is now sporting the colors of Detroit, Mich., and is backed by a group of wealthy sportsmen. It takes a lot of money to finance a high class professional football team. In some of the larger cities, the owners can fall back entirely on their big gates towards the close of the season when the championship race gets the hottest."...LOCAL SITUATION DIFFERENT: "The situation in Green Bay is different. Climatic conditions force the Packers to play all their November games away from home and they must reap the harvest the first half of the season. Green Bay is the only city in the NFL that attempts a season ticket sale that puts the Football corporation in a position to weather any of the financial storms that may blow up during the season. The biggest nest egg we get from the season ticket sale, the better off we are to keep pace with the major league cities in the hiring of players and the numerous other expenses that are including in the budget of a winning professional eleven. Each year has seen some of the smaller cities drop out of the National league until now Green Bay is the only city that does not have a major league population. Portsmouth was forced to give up the ghost early this spring as the football overhead was too big for the Ohio community to carry."...DEPEND ON FOLLOWERS: "The Green Bay Football corporation has been a fixture in the National league since 1921, and we hope to continue for years to come, but this will depend on Green Bay and the army of Packer followers not alone in the city but through the whole state of Wisconsin and the upper Michigan peninsula as well. The Football corporation has set $10,000 as the goal of its season ticket sale this fall. To date we are far from our quota, but we still have a few days to go and together with the other Packer executives I am once again making a plea for a season ticket sale that will enable us to start the 1934 schedule with flying colors."
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - There are dark days ahead for one Paul Scheutte, of Manitowoc and the Bears. He's heading for the big bump. Why? He's committing the unpardonable sin of scouting a Packer football practice. Which is just as bad as stealing their signals, or taking the children's toys, the blind man's dog, or the widow's tax money. Paul spent at least one day here over the weekend with a notebook in hand, sitting in the Packer stands and watching development of the plays. The Packer player didn't know of it at that time; since then, however, they have found out and there's an ugly undercurrent of resentment that broods no good for the chunky Chicago Bear lineman if he's seen around again. Make no mistake about it, Paul, if they spot in the crowd you're going to get the bum's rush as few have got it. We're just passing out that information for your own good. We've never seen players as angry about anything as they have been since they heard you were on hand. Scouting at games of an opponent is ethical, and no one objects to it in the professional circuit, but when you scout a practice session that's something else again..."One of the most colorful gridiron men ever to play in San Francisco was Phil Poth, 190 pound Gonzaga university running guard who will play with the Packers this season," writes a friend on the Examiner on the west coast. "Poth's a volatile, dynamic booming type of player, and was Gonzaga's candidate for all-coast honors last fall. Against Oregon State, whom the Bulldogs held to the same score that Southern California did, 0 to 0. Poth was the best man on the field. You can take the word of Coach Mike Peacarovich for that statement. He is an unusual type of blocker and specializes in a 'Leaping Lena' block which may be described as a cross between a straight shoulder block and a standing block. He leaps or dives, hitting his man high. Besides being an outstanding football player, he was student body president at Gonzaga and a brilliant student who majored in philosophy." That's a great sendoff, all Poth has to do now is live up to it...The squad of Green Bay Packers, now numbering 33, is the largest group ever assembled here to prepare for the season. It contains, in our opinion, the largest number of promising men ever recruited in Green Bay. They are of all sizes and types, built like they can take it. Butler, the center from Michigan State, is probably the biggest man among the recruits. Halfman, of Marquette, is probably the smallest, but by no means the lightest. He's built for power. Champ Seibold is another giant, and Tar Schwammel ranks with most of the big men. Casper, the new quarterback from down south, looks very fast, so does Joe Laws, from Iowa. Schwammel and Bob Jones, Indiana, are identical in height. Both go 6 feet, 2 1/2 inches. Schwammel has it over Jones by about 12 pounds in weight and three years in age.
SEPTEMBER 5 (New York) - Professional football, eager to get on with its "National Discovery act" which has been gaining discovers and converts by the thousands among the nation's fans in the last few seasons, will plunge into the 1934 campaign on Sept. 9 with high hopes for holding and increasing its steady gains in crowd-pulling appeal. On that date the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh clubs on the NFL will kick off the lid of a full three-month schedule due to terminate in the second annual East-West playoff this year booked for the home field of the eastern winners on Dec. 9...BEARS RETAIN TITLE: The grand windup of the 1933 season, which saw the Chicago Bears retain their title by a 23 to 21 victory over the New York Giants in a game which eyewitnesses said matched any collegiate classic ever staged for thrills and heroics, have encouraged all 10 teams, officials say, to make the coming campaign one of those "bigger and better" things. Both of last year's divisional champions face formidable tasks in defending their honors because of the unusually large number of new college stars bolstering the ranks of their rivals. More than 80 percent of the players in the all-star squad which met the Chicago Bears in the Aug. 31 spectacle at Chicago, league officials said, were already contracted to league terms...DETROIT HAS TEAM: Detroit, new home of the team which for several years has operated out of Portsmouth, O., as the Spartans may provide sternest opposition for the Bears in the western division. The Detroit club, to be known as the Lions, will feature a "Clark and Clark" combination that should be hard to beat. George (Potsy) Clark is still coach of the club and Earl (Dutch) Clark is returning after a year of coaching in the Rocky Mountain conference. This team, even without the great ex-Colorado college quarterback, finished second to the Bears last year.
SEPTEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - One of the largest crowds in years is expected downtown this evening for the 1934 Fall Opening of Green Bay's retail establishments promptly at 7:30. There have been big crowds in previous years, but merchants, waiting to give everyone the opportunity of seeing many attractive and modish styles of clothes and apparel that will be worn this season, have outdone themselves in the way of preparations and have coupled with the staging of a big
pep rally and parade for the Packer football team which
begins its season next Sunday, with a non-league
game against Fort Atkinson. The Packers, 33 strong,
will participate in the parade which is scheduled to start
from the Legion building about 7:45 p.m. Headed by the
Firemen's band, the route of procession will be west on
Washington-st.; north on Washington-st., to Main and
east on Main-st. to Monroe...RIDE BIG TRAILER: A 
big trailer will transport the Packers and the spectators
will have a chance to look the gridders over in their
civilian clothes. Red flares are to be burned along the
route of march which will add a bit of color to the
celebration. Preceding the parade, the Packer squad
and directors will gather around the dinner table at the
Beaumont hotel for the first get together of the season.
Coach E.L. Lambeau will introduce the members of the
squad, while President L.H. Joannes in behalf of the
Football corporation will welcome the men to Green
Bay. As an added incentive merchants have banded together and will give away about 150 Packer football tickets to their patrons. For several days they now distributed among their customers coupons which entitle the holder to take part in the awarding of tickets and it is reported that many people are as enthusiastic about the prospect of receiving a ticket as the merchants are about awarding them...FOR PHILADELPHIA GAME: The winning tickets will be good for the Packer-Philadelphia game a week from Sunday, Sept. 16, this being the first league encounter for the three-time national champions. They are to be regular $1.50 reserved seats and will be in an advantageous location in the City stadium. No obligation is attached to participating in the event and men, women and children alike will have equal opportunity of winning. The coupons one hold may be identified by comparing them with cards in store windows, each firm displaying a placard telling that it is participating in the event. Some of the larger establishments will award as many as 15 tickets, many others are giving five and ten, and in all nearly 100 retailers will participate. Coupon holders should observe closely the identification cards which may be in any window of the store as they pass from one to the other...OFFER MANY ATTRACTIONS: Aside from the possibility of winning one or more tickets and having a preview of the season's latest and correct styles, merchants and the Green Bay Football corporation, joint sponsors of the affair, feel that it will be well worthwhile for everyone to be on the streets for the many attractions which are to be offered. Window drapes, as previously mentioned, will be drawn exactly at 7:30 and lights will remain on an hour or more longer than usual to permit all of the large crowd expected to see the windows. The parade will get underway shortly after and is to follow the playing of college songs and other selections by the Firemen's band which has been engaged for the occasion.
SEPTEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - The Packer football ticket solicitors met Wednesday night at Joannes Bros. and more encouraging reports were turned in. The cleanup drive got underway today and a group of some 20 odd workers are making the rounds and calling on last minute prospects. There will be another session Friday night at the Columbus club and the season tickets are to be passed out for distribution. E.A. Spachmann, who handles the football ducats, is now filling the envelopes so that all purchasers will have their tickets before Sunday. Due to the fact that a number of prospective ticket buyers are out of town, it 
was decided to continue the campaign for another week in hopes of reaching the $10,000 quota. A final checkup showed fewer "turn downs" listed this year than even before and there are quite a number of new names placed on the books. Members of the sales committee have pledged several hours daily to the campaign and between telephone calls and personal solicitation, the football executives still feel confident that success will climax the drive.
SEPTEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - During shoulder pads and other protective gear for the first time in many practice sessions, the Green Bay Packers were driven through a stiff scrimmage yesterday afternoon by Coach E.L. Lambeau. In recent years, the Packers have never scrimmaged during their weekly drills, but have contented themselves with running through routine formations. The squad, however, gave indication of meaning business with its tough workout yesterday. The drill was watched closely by Lambeau and Assistant Coach Jugger Earpe, as well as by a crowd of some 500 or more spectators. Roughness of early season training was apparent, but the men appeared willing, and smacked each other around with considerable enthusiasm. A first backfield to take the offensive included Grove, Herber, Johnson and Halfman, but Coach Lambeau soon tossed his other aces into the practice and all were given a chance. Hinkle, Gantenbein, Monnett and Herber provided a comedy act for the crowd by staging a brief baseball show at the side of the field. Hinkle did the pitching (with a football) and Herber called the balls and strikes, most of which were balls. Considerable time was spent in aerial work, and most of the passes were completed. Sad lapses in pass defense were noted from time to time, and there were too many interceptions to suit the coaches. 
SEPTEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - Several friends of Paul Schuette, of Manitowoc, who played with the Chicago Bears, have come to his defense, after we wrote a piece about his scouting the Packers' practice session here the other day. They seem to think that it was a personal slap at the man, which it was not. He, no doubt, was acting upon orders from George Halas, owner of the Bears, and as such should not be considered as a personality, but as agent of the team. What criticism we had to make of the scouting tactics have no reflection on him, but of the Bear management that condones and orders such practice, and we repeat that it is small, and, if we heard of the Packers or high schools or colleges indulging in it, we would be just as bitter in our attack upon them..For the first time in many years, the Packers indulged in a scrimmage session yesterday afternoon. Did they hit hard? Ask anyone who saw the session. Many of the newcomers looked impressive. Phil Poth, the Gonzaga guard, drew comment of the bystanders for his ability to slam into ball carriers. Casper, the new quarterback, was another who drew the attention of many. Schwammel was as good as many expected him to be to mention only a few. It's going to be a tough job trimming the squad this year, with such a large group of promising men.
SEPTEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - Fort Atkinson is sending quite a football team here Sunday to tangle with the Packers at the City stadium in a non-league game starting promptly at 2 p.m., but Coach Lambeau and his men will be ready for the Blackhawks' scalping party. The authority for this statement is supplied by Packer fans themselves who have watched the team in practice scrimmages all week, and were highly pleased with the showing of the professional contenders, both old and new. Bargain rates will prevail at the gate, and with fair weather in prospect, a near-record pre-season crowd is anticipated...BADGER COLLEGE STARS: A considerable portion of the visitor's lineup is supplied
from Badger colleges and the University of Wisconsin.
The line is said to be strong and rugged, and the backs
versatile. Among the former Wisconsin greats and 
almost greats who appear with the Hawks are Casey,
an end; Molinaro, halfback; Tobias, halfback; Hal Smith,
fullback; Catlin, end; Bach, halfback, and Neupert, end.
Probably most of the punch in the Blackhawk attack
will be supplied right from this group of former Badgers.
Green Bay people know Mark Catlin very well. His
father was one of the all-time greats at the University of
Chicago in the days of Walter Eckersall, but Mark
graduated from Wisconsin and is an Appleton resident.
He attended Lawrence college before entering the state
university, and he tried out, briefly, with the Packers one
season. Hal Smith's name is about the best known of
the group. He was a real athlete at Wisconsin, and may
help make things rocky for the Packers...PLAYERS
WORKING HARD: The Bays aren't concealing the fact
that they expect to win, and the actions of the squad in
practice seem to bear out this confidence. The new men
all have been driving hard in an effort to justify their
appearances in Packer uniforms, and some of the old
men have had to scramble themselves to keep up with
the fresh talent. One thing is certain: Sunday's game 
will provide an excellent preview of everything the Bays
have under contract at the present time. Nearly all the
men Coach E.L. Lambeau has on hand will be trotted onto the field against the Blackhawks, and Packer fans will have an opportunity to see just what will carry the blue and gold into the professional gridiron wars this season. According to Trainer Bud Jorgensen, only Lavvie Dilweg and Buckets Goldenberg are on the hospital list. Dilweg banged his shin bone in Wednesday's scrimmage while Goldenberg has a touch of the flu and Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, ordered him to bed for a couple of days...BIG HAND FOR SQUAD: The Packer squad got a big hand Thursday evening while participating in the parade which was a feature of the fall opening. The streets in the business section was jammed by hundreds who went along looking in the store windows, hoping for a chance to grab off some football tickets. The entire Packer squad boarded the big flat trailer of the Brown County highway commission at the Legion building. Park benches were placed on the huge vehicle and it was a comfortable ride west on Walnut to Washington-st., north on Washington to Main-st., and east on Main to Monroe-ave., where the line of march terminated. Red flares lighted the way and a carnival spirit prevailed in the business section. Headed by a detail of the city motorcycle unit and the firemen's band, some 30 strong, the Packer squad got a big hand all along the route of march. Applause was continual and in some blocks the auto horns tooted plenty. The turnout reminded some of the Packer veterans of those welcome home nights in 1929, 1930 and 1931, when the Bays returned with national championships...PLAYERS MEET DIRECTORS: The Packer squad and the Football corporation board of directors had their "get-together" dinner at the Beaumont hotel before the parade. It was an informal affair and the mixer served the purpose of getting the new players acquainted with the executives. President L.H. Joannes introduced his associates on the board of directors while Coach E.L. Lambeau in turn presented the new players and also called on the veterans to stand up and take a bow...DR. KELLY SPEAKS: Dr. Kelly made a short address to the squad explaining the aims of the Football corporation, its hopes for this fall, and assured the new players that Green Bay, the greatest professional football city in the country, welcomes them with open arms. The doctor pointed out to the players that professional football in Green Bay was operated on a different scale than in any other city in the National league. The club here is owned by the citizens of Green Bay and is operated on a non-profit basis. There is no personal gain for any executive of the Football corporation and that the community ideal has gone a long way to put the Packers where they are today in the post-graduate football world...ORGANIZE LEGION PATROL: The Legion police force for the Packers' games at the City stadium was organized last night at the Legion building. H.J. (Tubby) Bero and Chief Ralph H. Drum were in charge of the session. Those assigned to posts on the City stadium detail were given special instructions by both Drum and Bero. It is planned this year to tighten the guard around the field and drastic efforts will be made to stamp out fence jumpers. Members of the Legion squad were told that any laxity on their part would result in immediate dismissal and that special inspectors would be on hand at every game to check the efforts of the guards. Walter Mott, who has charged of the ushers, will meet this group at the City stadium Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Those who has ushered in former years will be given first choice although it is probably that the force of ushers will be cut down.
SEPTEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - When the Packers line up for their first game of the year against Fort Atkinson Sunday you are likely to see a young man who played fullback at college at the quarterback position, a halfback at fullback and a a quarter at halfback. More than likely you will see two, or ever three players, who saw action as fullback in school in the same backfield for the Green Bay team. No, there's nothing screwy about it all. It is a plan of offense prepared by Coach Lambeau that looks very good. As an example, here's one set of backs to be used by the coach: Buckets Goldenberg at quarterback, Clark Hinkle at fullback, Bruder at one half and Joe Laws at another. From the right halfback position Laws will call the signals. The ball can go to one of the four backs, the other three will do the blocking. Under the coach's plan of attack this year, there will be four backfield men who can be shifted to almost any position behind the line. In this manner, the coach gets the full strength of all his men. He can use two fullbacks in the same group for their blocking ability, or perhaps it will be two men who played quarterback who are in the same starting squad, with one calling the signals and the other for other duties. It is sure to add versatility to the Packer attack and plenty of power...Interest in professional football here this year appears to be greater than any time since the first year Green Bay won a National league championship. You can hear conversation about the team and the game everywhere. The consensus of opinion seems to be that never before have the Packers had such an array of promising material. Many fans already have picked their favorites. Others are waiting until after the first game. It should be an interesting season.
SEPTEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - An enthusiastic flock of Blackhawk football fans today descended upon the block of tickets received here yesterday for distribution here, and a big Fort Atkinson delegation at the Hawk-Packer game Sunday now seems assured. Blackhawk fans have always followed their team closely, and they do not intend to be absent when the club makes its appearance against its most formidable foe. Most of the Fort Atkinson visitors will leave here early Sunday morning, arriving at Green Bay before game time, but a number will leave Saturday night, spending the weekend at Green Bay. Enthusiasm is running high, and there's little doubt but that fans are hoping that their teams will give the former national champions a real tussle.