greatest wingmen of all time, he developed rapidly and was a sensation during the last lap of the Giants' schedule. Philadelphia had a tough year but Manske, who earned his gridiron spurs at Northwestern, was bearing down all the time and he was rated as a fighting end, being good at everything despite his lack of poundage. Don Hutson, Green Bay, and Joe Carter, Philadelphia, are placed on the third team. Hutson lived up to his collegiate reputation of pass grabbing with the Packers and it was his sensational play that enabled the Bays to whip the Chicago Bears in two "storybook" games. Carter played consistent football for the Eagles and was outstanding in nearly every game in which Lud Wray's hirelings participated...BACKS: Once again Dutch Clark ruled supreme as the greatest back in the circuit. The Detroit veteran looked as if he was slipping in early
game but he shook off his attack of "fumble-itis" about
mid-season and completed the schedule in brilliant
style. He does everything well and then some. His will-
to-win is exceptional and despite his individual brilliance,
there is probably not a better team-player on the pro
gridiron. Ed Danowski, former Fordham ace, playing his
second year with the Giants, came to the front with a
rush. He was a thread-the-needle passer with near
perfect timing. Danowski was plenty rugged and a tough
back to stop once he got underway. In addition, he was
a topnotch backfielder. George Sauer, one of Nebraska's
greats, continued to burn up the professional gridiron as
he did the college field. This was the Green Bay back's
first season in "big time" football but he more than lived up to advance notices. Sauer was injured off and on but he flashed brilliantly in the Packers' crucial combats. Carrying some 200 pounds, he was like a battering ram when underway and he bids fair to become of the best "coffin corner" punters in the game. Mike Mikulak of the Chicago Cards was the fullback choice. On this "dream" team, he would be just the type of gridder to clear the way for Danowski or Clark and then again he could knock 'em down whenever Sauer started to dash outside of tackle. The ex-Oregon star showed class galore on the defense as he was a ready mixer at all times and seemed to like the rough stuff. His line plunging tactics netted the Cardinals a lot of yards. The second squad backfield of Phil Sarboe, Chicago Cards; Bill Shepherd, Detroit; Arnold Herber, Green Bay, and Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn, has class galore. Sarboe was a brilliant open field runner and good passer. Shepherd, first year out of Western Maryland, found himself after Boston waived him to Detroit. He runs the ball splendidly and does other things as well. Herber is a wonderful passer, while Kercheval was the best punter in the league and his skyscraping punts got Paul Schissler's Dodgers out of many a hot spot. Glenn Presnell of Detroit got the vote for the third squad quarterback along with Cliff Battles, Boston, and Ken Strong, New York, as the halfbacks and Gene Ronzani of the Chicago Bears at fullback. Battles was not the sensation of other seasons but still mighty troublesome when lugging the ball. Injuries handicapped Strong. However, he came through in pinches for the Giants and his educated toe was a continual threat. Ronzani was one of the Bears' offensive aces and a demon defender. The former Marquette luminary was a "work horse" and he was more than valuable to the Windy City Bruins.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 20 (Green Bay) - That old gag about youth and age crops up again in a somewhat cock-eyed fashion, on the professional all-America football team announced today. Not that Mike Michalske is so very old. He won't be able to apply for an old age pension for several seasons, and you never seem him hobbling around or pushing wheel chairs. In fact, if you drop in for a Municipal Basketball league program, you see Mike skipping around the floor in the capacity of referee and he appears downright active. He appeared active during the 1935 football season, too - so active that coaches, sports writers and league officials placed him on their first all-America team. It was Mike's tenth season of professional football. George Henry Sauer has just finished his first season in the pro pastime, and he too wound up as an all-American. It's a tab which has been hung on George before, but he never had to work harder for it than during his first season as a Packer. Sauer came to Green Bay with a tremendous reputation behind him, facing the hope of every Packer football fan that he wouldn't be a bust - that he'd be the fair-haired boy who would lead Green Bay out of the gridiron swamp. Of course, that was a large assignment, and George had help from a lot of other people - but there's no arguing that he delivered. It would be unintelligent to attempt to finish this column by commenting upon which of these men did the team the most good. You can't exactly figure out which is the greatest honor - to make the professional all-America team the first year out of college, or to make it after ten tough years in the National league. The combination of veteran material and husky young players on the Packer football squad this season came within a whisker of winning a National championship. The same combination, sprinkled liberally through the squad's personnel, should cause a lot of trouble next fall.
DETROIT LIONS TO EXHIBIT ON COAST
DEC 21 (Detroit) - The world champion Detroit Lions of the NFL will participate in four exhibition games on their barnstorming tour to the Pacific coast, it was announced here today. Coach Potsy Clark said the Lions will open their schedule against an all-star team at Denver on New Year's Day. From Denver the Lions will go to Salt Lake City for a game with the Rocky Mountain All-Stars on Jan. 5. On Jan. 12, the Lions will meet the West Coast Professional League champions
at Los Angeles and two weeks later may play the Green
Bay Packers in the same city.
MICHALSKE IS HONOR CHOICE
DEC 21 (New York) - The New York Giants and Chicago
Bears furnish three players each to the NFL's all-star
team, selected by the coaches and announced today
by the Associated Press. The only repeaters from 1934
were Bill Morgan, Giants' tackle; Mel Hein, Giants'
center; Joe Kopcha, Bears' guard, and Earl (Dutch)
Clark, ace quarterback of the champion Detroit Lions.
Hein came closest to being a unanimous choice, polling
43 points. Five points were awarded for first team
selection, and three for second team. Detroit and Green
Bay each gained three places on the second team.
Included in the honorable mention list were the following
Green Bay Packers: Tar Schwammel, tackle; Johnny
Blood, Hank Bruder, Clarke Hinkle and George Sauer,
backs; Nate Barragar, center.
HERBER TO PLAY AGAINST DETROIT
DEC 23 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, Packer star passing back, will play with the Rocky Mountain All-Stars against the Detroit Lions at Denver on New Years' Day, he said today. It will be the fourth meeting with the Lions for Herber this season. Following the New Years' game, Herber will leave for Los Angeles where he will join the Packers again on Jan. 6 to play with the Green Bay squad on its coast engagements.
SAUER, HERBER PLAY IN WEST
DEC 26 (Lincoln, NE) - Roy (Link) Lyman, assistant varsity football coach at the University of Nebraska and former professional football player, announced Wednesday night that 19 players, including himself and Arnie Herber and George Sauer of the Green Bay Packers, have signed to play with his all-star team against the Detroit Lions at Denver New Year's day. Lyman said practices would begin at Denver Saturday morning, and the players would work out twice daily until they meet the Detroit team...HUTSON MAY PLAY: The Nebraska coach, who played pro ball for more than 10 years, said Don Hutson, end for the Green Bay Packers, probably would play with his team, although he has not yet signed a contract yet. Hutson was on the receiving end of Dixie Howell's passes that blasted Stanford out of the Rose Bowl last year. Link said his team was as follows: Ends - Steve Hokuf, ex-Nebraska now playing with the Boston Redskins; Jim Mooney, Chicago Cardinals; Robinson, ex-Utah; and Hutson. Tackles - Gail O'Brien, ex-Nebraska now with the Boston Redskins; Lou Gordon, Chicago Cardinals; Link Lyman; and Tex Irwin of the New York Giants...MASTERSON AT QUARTER: Guards - Ray Richards, ex-Nebraska now with the Chicago Bears; Forrest McPherson, ex-Nebraska now with the Philadelphia Eagles; Dan McMullen, ex-Nebraska now with the Memphis, Tenn., team; and Croft, ex-Utah now with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Centers - Pete Bausch, ex-University of Kansas player now with the Boston Redskins; and McDonald, ex-Utah now with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Quarterbacks - Bernie Masterson, ex-Nebraska now with the Chicago Bears. Halfbacks - Arnie Herber, Green Bay Packers; George Grosvenor, Chicago Bears; Red White, ex-Colorado; and Counter, ex-Colorado Fullback - George Henry Sauer, former All-American at the University of Nebraska now playing with the Green Bay Packers.
PACKER STARS ON WAY WEST
DEC 27 (Green Bay) - Members of the Green Bay Packer squad are packing their white linen suits and heading for the Pacific coast, where they will reassemble as a team on Jan. 6 at Los Angeles and reopen their season's gridiron wars in a series of exhibition games. Most of the players are driving. Eight of them who have been in Green Bay since the close of the regular season have either left or will depart by this weekend. Others who are back in their hometowns will go direct to Los Angeles from there...HUBBARD WILL PLAY: Cal Hubbard, the big tackle who has been appointed an umpire in the American baseball league to join the team on the coast, has decided to join the team on the coast, and he and Clarke Hinkle will leave this city Sunday or Monday with Milt Gantenbein. Arnie Herber and Roger Grove left Christmas morning. Herber intends to play with the Rocky Mountain All-Stars along with George Sauer against the Detroit Lions in Denver on New Years' Day. Grove will go to Denver with him, and the three will then motor on to California. Al Rose has already left for the land of sunshine, and Mike Michalske departed today. Hank Bruder, another local member of the squad, has spent the holidays in Pekin, Ill., his former home, and will leave by car from there. Bob O'Connor, a native of California, where he played with Stanford, plans to take the train to Los Angeles...START WORK IMMEDIATELY: After assembling Jan. 6, the team will start work immediately, according to Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Before leaving for the coast himself several weeks ago, the Packer mentor stressed the fact that it wasn't going to be all play and no work on the coast, and that the boys will be expected to put forth just as they did during the regular season to maintain Green Bay's honor as the football capital of the nation. The first game is with the champions of the American Legion Southern California professional league on Jan. 12 at Los Angeles. A week later, on Jan. 19, the team goes to San Francisco to play in the annual Knights of Columbus charity game against the Pacific Coast All-Stars, who will be coached either by Tom Lieb, Ernie Nevers, Red Strader and Clipper Smith. Jan. 26, the Packers will be back in Los Angeles to tackle the All-Stars of the Southern California pro league, and on Feb. 2 they will be in the same city against the Pacific Coast All-Stars again. Herber and Sauer are two of a number of NFL players who will appear with the Rocky Mountain All-Stars against Detroit. The team has been assembled by Link Lyman, former Bear tackle. Lyman also tried to get Don Hutson to play with the team so as to keep the famous passing combination of Herber-to-Hutson intact, but so far Hutson has not signed a contract.