NATIONAL PRO GRID LOOP TO OPERATE WITH 9 CLUBS
JUNE 17 (Chicago - Joe Carr of Columbus, Ohio, yesterday was re-elected president of the National Professional Football League for a five year team at the annual meeting of directors. Lee Joannes of Green Bay was appointed a member of the finance committee for one year. The Green Bay Packers were represented at the meeting by Joannes and Curly Lambeau. The league will operate as a nine-club circuit with the franchise operated in Cincinnati and St. Louis in 1934 suspended. The 1935 schedule was to be prepared at today's session.
PACKERS TO PLAY TWICE AT FAIR PARK THIS YEAR
JUNE 17 (Chicago) - The annual schedule meeting of the National Professional Football league landed in the lap of President Joe Carr at about midnight here Sunday when the owners, after 10 hours of futile bickering over games, reached an impasse and decided to let him find the solution. A weary, perspiring group, with coats and vests shed and collars wide open, they wrangled all afternoon and all night and they might be at it still except for the exasperated suggestion from some one back in the room that they let "Joe do it." And so it will be. With suggestions from each, he will now wrestle with the games, and by the end of the week, it is hoped, come up for air with a schedule. The meeting was not without its major developments, however, for at their business meeting earlier in the day they accomplished a number of things. The chief developments follow:
* Joe Carr of Columbus re-elected president of the league for five years with powers of a dictator. Carl Storck of Dayton re-elected vice-president.
* A new constitution adopted, patterned after the old.
* A finance committee named consisting of Lee Joannes of Green Bay, J.V. Mara of New York, George Halas of the Bears and Bert Bell of Philadelphia.
* Paul Schissler, late of the Cardinals, signed to coach the Brooklyn club
* A decision by the Green Bay Packers to play two of this season's game at State Fair park in Milwaukee - the Detroit Lions October 20 and the Chicago Cardinals November 10, the dates depending to some extent on the re-arrangement of the schedule by Carr.
With all these developments, it was still the schedule meeting, however, that occupied most of the day. They bickered and bickered without result although several clubs, including the Packers, finally did come up with a tentative schedule. Green Bay's card, while it still may be changed by Carr, follows:
September 15 - Cardinals at Green Bay
September 22 - Bears at Green Bay
September 29 - New York at Green Bay
October 6 - Pittsburgh at Green Bay
October 13 - Cardinals at Chicago
October 20 - Detroit at Milwaukee
October 27 - Bears at Chicago
November 3 - Brooklyn at Green Bay
November 10 - Cardinals at Milwaukee
November 17 - Green Bay at Detroit
November 24 - Green Bay at Pittsburgh
December 1 - Green Bay at Pittsburgh
December 8 - Green Bay at Philadelphia
If the schedule stands, it will again give the Packers one of the toughest assignments in the league. They will round out their preliminary schedule with a preliminary, still to be arranged September 7. For the first time, the Packers will also do their training at a camp instead of Green Bay and they will begin work one week earlier than than usual. They will report to Lambeau at Elcho, Wis., August 24 and remain through Labor Day. In re-writing the constitution, the league again emphatically reaffirmed its policy to not tamper with college ball players. It voted a heavier penalty for this than every before. Those who attended the meting which was held at the Palmer House, included: Joannes and Curly Lambeau, Green Bay; Halas, Chicago Bears; Mara and Steve Owner, New York; Bell and Lud Wray, Philadelphia; Larry Doyle and Dennis Shea, Boston; John (Shipwreck) Kelly and Henry Topping, Brooklyn; Arthur Rooney and Joe Bach, Pittsburgh; Charles Bidwell and Arch Wolf, Chicago Cardinals, and G.A. Richard and George (Potsy) Clark, Detroit.
PACKERS MAY PLAY UNDER FLOODLIGHTS
JUNE 20 (Green Bay) - Plans for installation of lights at City Stadium, home of the Green Bay Packers and East High, will be discussed by a group of eastside businessmen June 25. A lighting plant was installed at West High Stadium last fall.
SVENDSEN OF MINNESOTA ADDED TO PACKER ROSTER
JUNE 24 (Green Bay) - George Svendsen, center on the 1935 University of Minnesota football team, today was on the roster of the Green Bay Packers. Curly Lambeau, Packer coach, announced that Svendsen has signed a contract to play next season. Svendsen, who weighs 214 pounds and stands six feet two inches tall, was an outstanding center last year. Until 1934 he played tackle for the Gophers.
JUNE 27 (Waukegan, IL) - Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, was married here last night Miss Billie Jean Copeland, "Miss California" in 1927. Lambeau gave his age as 37, Miss Copelan gave hers as 26, and her home as Los Angeles. They were married by Justice of the Peace Henry F. Wallenwein.
CAL HUBBARD TO REJOIN GREEN BAY PACKER SQUAD
JULY 9 (Green Bay) - Cal Hubbard, who last year coached the Texas A&M college football team, will rejoin the Green Bay Packers professional eleven this fall. The 265-pound tackle, who measures six feet 4 inches, joined the Packers in 1929 - but quit last year to take up coaching. A former Geneva college star, Hubbard got his start in professional football with the New York Giants. He will join the Packers September 10 after completing his duties as umpire in the International baseball league this summer.
PACKERS TO OPEN WITH CARDINALS
JULY 24 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will open their 1935
National Professional football league season at home on Sunday
September 15 with the Chicago Cardinals furnishing the opposition.
The Packers will play their first out of town game October 13 when
they travel to Chicago to meet the Cardinals. They will meet the
Bears in Chicago October 27 and will wind up their home stand on
November 10 with Detroit. On their road trip, the Packers will play at
Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Philadelphia. Pittsburgh and
Philadelphia will open the 1935 league season September 13 at
Temple Stadium in Philly. Each club will play a total of 12 league
games, in most instances six at home and the same number
abroad. With the exception of four games at night in midweek and
Thanksgiving day, all games will be played on Sunday. The league
will operate with nine clubs this season, five in the eastern division
and four in the western. The eastern teams represent Boston,
Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, while the west has
the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Detroit and Green Bay.
PACKERS TO PLAY CHIPPEWA MARINES
JULY 30 (Green Bay) - Scheduling of a football game between the
Green Bay Packers of the National Professional Football league and
the Chippewa Falls Marines of the Wisconsin State Pro loop was
announced today. The game, sponsored by the Northern Wisconsin
District Fair Association, will be played at Chippewa Falls
September 2. The Chippewa Falls park has a seating capacity of
GREEN BAY GETS LAWS FOR 1935-36 SEASON
AUGUST 1 (Green Bay) - Joe Laws, triple-threat halfback of the
University of Iowa football team of 1933, has signed to play with the
Green Bay Packers of the National Professional league this season,
club officials said today. Laws was one of the Packer mainstays
during his first season with the club last fall.
PACKERS TO TRAIN
AUGUST 3 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will start a week's
training before the opening of the season at Lake Thompson, four
and a half miles from Rhinelander, club officials announced today.
HINKLE SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS AGAIN
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay) - Clark Hinkle, Toronto, O., plunging
fullback, has signed a contract to play with the Green Bay Packers
this fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Hinkle, famed for
his versatility, joined the Packers in 1931 after pacing the nation's
gridiron scorers as a member of the Bucknell university eleven.
LA CROSSE PRO GRID CLUB TO MEET PACKERS IN OPENER
AUGUST 13 (La Crosse) - La Crosse will have a professional football team and it will open the season against the Packers at Green Bay on September 8. Tom Skemp, it was announced Monday night, will coach the club and the first practice has been called for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Aquinas high school. Skemp has started plans for strengthening his 1935 club which will be sponsored again, and incorporated under the name of "Heileman's Football Club of La Crosse, Inc." Skemp announced late Monday that coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau has asked the Heileman's to play the opening game at Green Bay and are willing to meet the La Crosse team in a return clash here November 3. The Chicago Bears have written for a tilt with the Heilemans to be played at Delafield, but the matter is undecided. The date selected conflicts will another already being considered. Skemp announced Monday that the setup for handling the team and its business have been completely revamped under a plan devised to meet the approval of the club and all concerned. Skemp announced that Joe Kurth, former Notre Dame all-American now selling insurance here, will be back for play, Joe finished the season with the Lager club last year . Skemp announced that Lambeau has forwarded contracts for the game with the Packers, but otherwise no schedule has been lined up. A meeting will be held in Chippewa Falls on Sunday to formulate plans for the season in the pro league which functioned last year. Merrill, Wis., has made plans for starting a team and may seek entry into the circuit. The Packers will play at Merrill August 31. They will appear at Stevens Point September 2, meeting Eddie Kotal's semi-pros, and have chosen the La Crosse team as their first home opponent.
GANTENBEIN SIGNS PACKER CONTRACT
AUGUST 14 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, captain of the 1930 University of Wisconsin football team, has signed for another season with the Green Bay Packers, it was announced today. Gantenbein is a veteran end.
PACKERS HAVE NEW SCHEDULE
AUGUST 14 (Green Bay) - Three games with the Cardinals, one of them in Milwaukee October 13, three games with Detroit, one of them in Milwaukee October
20, and, for the first time in years, no game with the
New York Giants in New York, are the highlights on the
Green Bay Packers' 1935 football schedule as revised
by Joe Carr, president of the league. Under the dictatorial
powers given him at the league meeting in Chicago in
June, Carr arbitrarily straightened out those conflicts in
dates which has stumped the owners and had left the
schedule in a snarl. The cancellation of Green Bay's
trip to New York was one of the steps he took. The
Packers will play 12 league games, starting September
15, with the Chicago Cardinals at Green Bay. They will
follow with the Bears at the Bay, New York at the Bay,
and Pittsburgh at the Bay. The two Milwaukee games
follow this, and after a visit to the Bears at Chicago
they'll close their season at home against Detroit
November 10. The road trip with which the Packers
customarily close their season will take them to
Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Philadelphia on the last four dates. In announcing the revised league schedule, Curly Lambeau also announced the five preliminary games now definitely arranged. The Packers will play Merrill at Merrill in a night game August 31, Chippewa Falls at Chippewa Falls September 2, Winona at Winona in a night game September 4, Stevens Point in a night game September 6 and La Crosse at Green Bay Sunday September 8.
DOMINIC VAIRO SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - Dominic Vairo, captain of the 1934 Notre Dame football team and one of the best blocking ends in the middle west, has signed to play with the Green Bay Packers, it was learned today. Al Rose, veteran Packer end, has been suspended because of his failure to sign a contract, Coach Curly Lambeau announced.
MONNETT SIGNS WITH GREEN BAY PACKERS
AUGUST 16 (Green Bay) - Bob Monnett, a triple threat man, has signed to play another season with the