1935 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Post-Season
DEC 10 (Green Bay) - Bob Monnett, lightest and one of the shortest of the Green Bay Packers, compiled the best ground-gaining average of the season for the Western division runners-up, statistics covering the 1935 league season revealed today. Monnett also had the best percentage of completed passes of the regular tossers. Pass reception honors were shared by Johnny Blood, who caught the most, and Don Hutson, whose catches were good for the most yardage. The remnant of the Packer squad, consisting mostly of those members who are planning to remain here over the winter or whose homes are in Green Bay, returned late last night from Philadelphia, where they closed their 1935 season Sunday with a 13 to 6 victory over the Eagles. There's nothing left for the boys now, except to grab an easy chair near a radio and listen to the broadcast of the Detroit-New York championship tilt - provided they can find a station that is covering it. Monnett's fine ball carrying this season was only a shade better than that of several of his teammates, but several long dashes which the stocky little veteran got off helped materially in piling up his yardage. The most spectacular was his 60-yard touchdown sprint against the Chicago Cardinals at Wrigley field Thanksgiving day...HAULS THE FREIGHT: Monnett
hauls the freight for an average of 4.72 yards per try,
running up 383 yards in 81 attempts. His closest rival
among the regular ball carriers was George Sauer, who
accounted for 347 yards in 90 attempts, an average of
3.85. Then came Hank Bruder, who lugged the oval at a
3.75 clip. The efforts of these runners were instrumental
in piling up 1,635 yards from scrimmage for the Packers
this season. In the meantime the Green Bay line was
holding the opposition to 1,243 yards. The low average
of Arnold Herber, it may be explained, was caused by
the several times he was tossed while attempting to get
away forward passes. These losses from scrimmage
counted against his record, but were due usually either
to the intended receivers' failure to get into the open, or to improper screening by the other backs. Although Herber threw more passes, and his completed tosses gained by far the most yardage, the percentage of completed tosses favor Monnett, who attempted 63 and
completed 29 for a mark of .460. Herber's percentage
was .392. The success of Packer tossers and receivers
enabled the team to gain 1,410 yards on passes this
season, while the Packer pass defense held opponents
to 872 yards. The total yardage of the Packers was
3,805, as compared to 2,071 for all opponents. The
Packers made 127 first downs while holding their foes to 95. Johnny Blood snared 26 forward passes during the season, to maintain his position as one of the best aerial snatchers in the game. His combined catched were good for 393, but Hutson, who caught only 17
passes, chalked up 418 yards, principally because half
a dozen or so of his catches went for touchdowns, 
some of them on long runs. Penalties during the NFL
season cost the Packers 276 yards, while their
opponents were penalized 205 yards.
DEC 10 (New York) - For the third successive yard the
Chicago Bears were the NFL's leading ground gainers
and point scorers. They gained 3,417 yards and scored
192 points to beat out the Packers as ground gainers
and the Detroit Lions for the point scoring honors. The
Packers gained 2,919 yards for second place and the
Lions tallied 191 points. New York Giants, eastern champions will meet Detroit, western titleholder, in a playoff for the league championship next Sunday, hung up the best defensive record. The Giants tied Green Bay by holding opponents to 96 points and were second to Boston for the least number of yards gained against them. Boston allowed the opposition 1,980 yards, the Giants 2,019. The Giants led in forward passing, completing 44 percent of their aerials. Detroit and Green Bay each completed 40 percent.
DEC 10 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers - a football team which, little heralded at the start of the season, threw the fear of the gridiron gods into the NFL and came within a scant inch of winning the championship of the West - have disbanded for the season. The Milwaukee Road train which brought the squad back to Green Bay last night carried only 15 Packer players, and some of these will remain in the city only a few days. The others already have scattered to places as far removed as New York, California, Texas and Minnesota. Players who were on the train with Coach E.L. Lambeau when it arrived here last night were Hank Bruder, Arnold Herber, Milt Gantenbein, Roger Grove, Al Rose, Clarke Hinkle, Lon Evans, Joe Laws, Champ Seibold, Tar Schwammel, Swede Johnston, Tiny Engebretsen, George Svendsen, Mike Michalske and Cal Hubbard...LIVE IN CALIFORNIA: Evans is to leave tomorrow for his home at Fort Worth, Tex., while Mr. and Mrs. Schwammel will head for the Pacific coast by automobile. They live in Oakland, Calif. The Swede Johnstons will visit at the fullback's home in Appleton until Christmas, and then will return to St. Louis, where Swede is employed at a country club. Engebretsen came here last night, but will leave soon for his home at Charlton, Iowa. George Svendsen was to leave today for Minneapolis, while Michalske will head for Pittsburgh tomorrow. Although Mike lives here, he will remain in Pittsburgh for a few days, and next Saturday will appear with the Pirates in a charity football game against a group of college all stars. The Nate Barragars got off the Packer car at Fort Wayne, Ind. and took a train to Lansing, Mich, from which point they will drive a new automobile to Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Barragar's former home. The Packer train made a special stop, amid appropriate comments, at Bucyrus, Ohio, to permit Bobby Monnett to rejoin his family...BACK AT WORK: Frank Butler got off at Chicago, where he will resume his duties with the sanitary commission, while Bob O'Connor left after the Philadelphia game to visit his family in New York state, after which he will leave for the Pacific coast. George Sauer picked up his automobile in Chicago, which had been parked there since the Thanksgiving day game with the Cardinals, and headed for his home at Lincoln, Neb. Don Hutson and Bob Tenner left the squad at Philadelphia for a 3-day visit in New York City, after which Hutson will return to his home at Pine Bluff, Ark., and Tenner will head for Minneapolis to continue his medical studies at the University of Minneapolis. Buckets Goldenberg got off the returning train at Milwaukee. The Ernie Smiths left at Chicago, picking up their auto and starting westward today for Los Angeles. Johnny Blood left the team at Pittsburgh. He will also play with the Pirates against the all-star team Saturday. Herman Schneidman and Walter Kiesling, two Packers who did not accompany the team on its final trip, are slated to return to their respective homes at Quincy, Ill., and St. Paul, Minn.
DEC 19 (Milwaukee) - The Green Bay Packers professional football team is classified as the strongest club in the NFL under the Dickinson football rating system.
The Packers finished in second place in the western
division under the present percentage system of rating
teams. Under the Dickinson system, Detroit, the league
champion, rates second, tied with the Chicago Cards.
The New York Giants, winner in the east division, get a
fifth place rating behind the Chicago Bears...USED FOR
AWARD: The system was devised by Dr. Frank G.
Dickinson, University of Illinois economist. It is used
annually to determine the award of the Knute Rockne
trophy to the outstanding college team. The system
divides a league into two divisions, teams which have
won more games than they have lost and teams which have lost more than they  have won. A victory over a first division team is worth 30 points. A victory over a second division team is worth 20. A defeat by a first division team is worth 15 points; by a second division team 10. Teams that tie divide equally the total of the points for victory and defeat, if they are in the same division. If a second division team ties a first it gets 20 points, the first 15. PREMIUM ON VICTORY: The principal is to give more weight to victories over strong first division team than over weaker teams.
DEC 20 (Green Bay) - The 1935 professional football season, climaxed by Detroit's 26 yo 7 victory over the New York Giants for the NFL championship, provided the ever growing army of postgraduate gridiron fans with some thrilling engagements and held the interest of the sport world right up to the titular tilt. Close races featured both divisions of the league although the Western circuit provided most of the fireworks as Detroit, Green Bay and the two Chicago clubs, Cardinals and Bears, were so evenly matched that first place was not decided until the last game of the regular schedule between the Cards and Bears...NEW YORK HELD TOP: In the eastern sector New York held full sway although at times it looked as if Brooklyn or possible Pittsburgh might catch up with Steve Owens' fast-traveling Giants. It was a season of surprises, and this tended to increase the patronage at the gate. Inclement weather jinxed a number of clubs in the final dash to Pennantville but at that, according to Joe F. Carr, president of the league, attendance advanced several notches above other years. Detroit got off to a wobbly start but Coach Potsy Calrk got his squad clicking in championship form early in November and the Lions "roared" on to a justly deserved pennant. The Giants found the Western division teams tough picking but molded together quite a string of wins at the expense of the other elevens in the Eastern sector...GREEN BAY IN RACE: Green Bay was very much in the race all season but the Chicago Cardinals had the hoodoo sign on the Bays as Coach Curly Lambeau's eleven dropped three games to the Windy City gridders, dooming Green Bay's playoff hopes. The Chicago Bears had their troubles from the opening gun and not until the final tilt with the Cards did the Halas-men take a game from a Western division machine. Bronko Nagurski's hospital stay was costly to the Bears. Milan Creighton and his Chicago Cards put several dents in the dope bucket. The Cards were a fighting ball club. They never quit bearing down and probably furnished more fireworks than any other spoke in the pro wheel. Brooklyn enjoyed its most successful year of professional football. Coach Paul Schissler had his Dodgers on their toes all the way. He made frequent shifts in his battle front and rounded out a winning combination...JOE BACH DID WELL: Joe Bach did well with the material he had on hand at Pittsburgh. The Pirates were dangerous at all times and played creditable football against the stronger elevens. The victory over the Chicago Cards topped the Pirates' record. Philadelphia failed to live up to advance notices. A weakness at tackles proved costly to the Eagles, and Lud Wray was unable to get his club clicking right. The Quakers looked good in the closing games against New York and Green Bay, however. The Boston Redskins were scalped so frequently that they could not get out of the cellar. Eddie Casey, former Harvard coach, had some topnotch material, but injuries and other handicaps made it impossible for him to develop a winner. In the selection of the all-pro elevens, coaches around the circuit were asked to name their first and second teams. Sport writers in the eight league
cities and several leading officials also participated in
the tabulation. Stellar backs were numerous and the
ends above par but the linemen from tackle to tackle as
a rule were not so outstanding as in other seasons...
CENTERS: Mel Hein continued to rule supreme as the
best center in the National league. This is the fourth
year that the veteran New York snapper-back has been
named for the pivotal post. The Washington State 
graduate follows the ball like a fox and he seems to
possess a second sense of direction. Hein is a thorn in
the side of a forward passing attack as interception of
aerials is one of his specialties. Hein is a sure shot
passer and steady on defense besides being a splendid
team worker. Nate Barragar, another veteran center,
enjoyed a splendid year with Green Bay and several of
the coaches in their ballots gave him a shade over Hein
on account of his aggressiveness. Barragar, who played his collegiate football at Southern California, is a savage tackler. His passing was much improved this season. Pete Bausch from Kansas turned in a creditable job at center for the Boston Redskins and his line work was one of the bright spots in a rather drab season for George Marshall's club. Bausch developed rapidly. He had plenty of speed and often was down the field under punts as fast as the ends...GUARDS: Mike Michalske, Green Bay, one of the veterans of the National league, never seems to grow old and once again this season, he ranked as a stellar guard. The former Penn State guard has been playing professional football since the days when Charlie Pyle had the New York Yankees and specialized in cross country bunion derbies. Michalske has seen gridders come and go but he still ambles on in his slashing way which makes him a most feared forward. The other first team center flanker is Ox Emerson from Detroit. The Texas graduate got his pro start with the Portsmouth Spartans, and the transfer to the Lions improved his play considerably. Emerson was injured early in the schedule but he got off the hospital list just in time to help Potsy Clark's machine make their last ditch dash for the bunting in the Western division. Two Chicagoans, Bree Cuppoletti and Doc Kopcha, are the guards on the second selection. Cuppoletti was an outstanding star for Milan Creighton's Cardinals while Kopcha continued to operate successfully for the Bears and Coach Halas just about made a "60-minute man" out of the Chattanooga graduate. Ray Concannon, who captained New York U several years ago, and Tom Jones, a Bucknell star, were next in line for the guards. Concannon drew lots of favorable comment from the Boston sport writers for his driving play with the Redskins. Jones again was the "old reliable" for New York although he didn't see quite as much action as in other years...TACKLES: Bill Morgan, Oregon, again earned All-America recognition for his performances at tackle with New York. He was the slashing type of forward and generally spent a lot of time in the opponents' backfield. Morgan started off on a fast clip and gained speed as the season went on. On the offense, Coach Steve Owen used him as the ace hole maker and he seldom left anything standing up. It was nip and tuck for the other first team tackle with Turk Edwards, huge Boston tackle, getting the nod by a hair. Edwards had a great year. He developed more speed and was fortunate enough to escape the injury jinx which pursued Eddie Casey's Redskins. Edwards wasn't budged very easily and opposing field generals didn't waste many plays in his direction. Bill Lee, first-year gridder of Alabama, covered himself with glory for Brooklyn and was one of the best of the 1935 crop of recruits. Lee had all the qualifications of an "ace" tackle. He had lots of fight and always was right on top of the ball. George Musso, the Bears' man-mountain, did his best to keep the Chicagoans in the pennant race. His crashing tackling was outstanding all season and he showed considerable improvement offensively. Armand Niccolai of Pittsburgh and Ade Schwammel of Green Bay earned the third selection tackle berths. Singularly, both these gridders are super placekickers and hardly a game was played without both of them breaking into the scoring table. Niccolai made up in smartness what he lacked in wright while Schwammel was one of those made-to-order tackles which coaches dream about but seldom see...ENDS: Good ends were abundant in the National league this fall and there was a wide range of ballots. Bill Smith from Washington, playing his second year as a member of the Chicago Cards, was close to a unanimous choice for a wing position. Smith liked his football and he was big enough to stand the gaff no matter how rough the going was. He received passes well and ran the ball well from formation. In addition, he was a topnotch placekicker from nearly any bootable distance. The other first selection wing went to Bill Karr of the Bears, who was outstanding on the Halas machine. There wasn't a better pass snatcher in the loop and in the 20-20 contest with Detroit, he made the Bears' three touchdowns all via the aerial route. The West Virginia product covered punts well as he was a deadly tackler. The second team ends went to Tod Goodwin of New York and Ed Manske of Philadelphia, both of whom were playing their first year of postgraduate football. Goodwin started slowly but thanks to the coaching of Red Flaherty, one of the
DEC 12 (Green Bay) - Several new factors on the all-time scoring list of the Green Bay Packers were injected during the hectic season just concluded, but the positions of the three men leading that list were unchanged. They still stand as the greatest scorers in Green Bay's football history - Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood and Curly Lambeau. Up from the lists below, however, are coming a high-scoring set of young players, who some day may very well break into the select group of men who have passed the 100 mark in Packer scoring. Johnny Blood, who rests in second place on the all-time list, scored four touchdowns this season and passed the 200 mark. He still, however, remains 96 points behind Lewellen, who during his Packer career scored 50 touchdowns and one extra point for a total of 301. His present scoring pace, if maintained, would enable Blood to overtake Lewellen at the end of four season, starting next year. Since 1921, when they entered the NFL, the Packers have scored 2,212 points on 312 touchdowns, 202 points after touchdown and 46 field goals. Their percentage of completed extra points is .630, higher than last year due largely to the successful kicking this season of Ernie Smith, tackle...DON HUTSON SCORES: Of the 14 Packers who scored against National league opposition this fall, five broke into the all-time list for the first time. The most impressive of these were Don Hutson, who scored 43 points and landed in 17th place, and George Sauer, who got 24 points and placed in a tie for 27th. The other newcomers, who landed lower down on the list, were Ernie Smith, with 14 points, Swede Johnston with six and Tiny Engebretsen with one. Blood's four touchdowns kept him in second place with 205 points, far ahead of Lambeau, who scored 109 points between 1921 and 1927. Johnny had only 181 points at the start of the 1935 season. Hank Bruder got one touchdown during the season, but this boosted his all-time total from 82 to 88 points, and lifted him from fifth place to fourth..HINKLE GETS 13: Clarke Hinkle scored 13 points in 1935 on a touchdown, an extra point and two field goals. This raised the Packer total from 69 to 82, and lifted his position on the list from 7th to 6th. Bob Monnett got 11 points this season on a touchdown, two extra points and a field goal. He now has 75, as compared to 64 at the end of last season, and his position is seventh, whereas it was a tie for eighth in 1934. Arnold Herber got but one point this season. This raised his all-time total to 26 points, and left him in 25th place on the scoring list. Joe Laws' one touchdown raised his total from 12 to 18, while two other veterans, Cal Hubbard and Milt Gantenbein, each got his second touchdown. The other Packer scorer was Tar Schwammel, who got 14 points this season on two extra points and four field goals, raising his all-time total, covering two seasons, to 17.
DEC 13 (Green Bay) - Although the directors of the Green Bay Packers, at a meeting yesterday noon, approved the projected series of professional football games for California cities in January, final word on the Packers trip will not be received until Monday, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. At that time a definite O.K. is expected to be received from the Pacific coast promoters who have invited the Packers to come westward - the San Francisco Knights of Columbus and the Los Angeles American Legion.
DEC 17 (Green Bay) - The Green and Gold of the Green Bay Packers will be carried to the Western coast next month, and Coach E.L. Lambeau expects practically his entire squad to participate in the post-season exhibition trip. Hastily assembled information following the final word from California, received late yesterday, indicates that all the Packers except Cal Hubbard, Bob Tenner, Johnny Blood and Claude Perry either will make the trip to the coast or already are there. Of this quartet Blood is working and can't leave his job, and Tenner is resuming his medical studies at the University of Minnesota. The time of departure will not be known until after the playing dates are set definitely, and this probably will not be done until next weekend. At least three games will be played, and more possibly will be scheduled after the Packers arrive, depending upon the showing Green Bay makes in the first one or two games, and how well the team draws...MAY MEET LIONS: Lambeau believes that the Packers will play one game with the Detroit Lions, national professional champions, and one with the champion of the American Legion Football league sponsored by the Los Angeles county post of the Legion. The Chicago Bears probably will not go to the coast this season. The Packer coach will leave Thursday or Friday of this week for California, there to assist in arrangements to receive the team, and to attend the East-West game, a classic from which the Packers in the past have obtained many fine players. The Packers will receive 25 percent of the gross gate at all contests, Lambeau said. This share will go entirely to the players, and will not be given to the football corporation. As some of the men are not working during the offseason, the series of exhibition games is regarded as an excellent opportunity for them to make some money...NO VACATION TRIP: "This trip is no vacation," said Lambeau today. "We are going to the West coast to win football games and to maintain the prestige of the Green Bay Packers in California. The strictest training rules will be followed and players who are guilty of insubordination or who break the rules will be fined." The Packers are regarded by West coast football fans and sports writers as the best team in the National league, clippings from Los Angeles newspapers reveal. This prestige is established on the basis of the Packers' two victories over the Bears, their defeat of Detroit in two out of three contests, their win over the New York Giants, and the fact that they were outscored by only six points in their three-game series with the Chicago Cardinals. The Packers, coast fans believe, went through the toughest schedule of any team in the league, and the promoters of the exhibition tour, the Los Angeles American legion and the San Francisco Knights of Columbus, are of the opinion that the Green Bay team will draw better in California than any other major professional squad...MORE WORK TOGETHER: Lambeau regards the games as highly beneficial, entirely aside from its advertising, because it will the Packers's younger players further opportunity to work together and learn the Packer style of play. Players who will go directly to the Pacific coast from Green Bay as soon as the schedule is announced are Hank Bruder, Arnold Herber, Milt Gantenbein, Bob O'Connor, Roger Grove, Alfred Rose, Clarke Hinkle and Mike Michalske. Champ Seibold will join this delegation at Oshkosh, and Swede Johnston at Appleton. Tar Schwammel is already at his Oakland, Calif., home; Ernie Smith is at Los Angeles, and so is Nate Barragar. Other Packers are at their homes and will leave for the coast from the following cities: Buckets Goldenberg, Milwaukee; Lon Evans, Fort Worth, Texas; Bob Monnett, Bucyrus, Ohio; Joe Laws, Colfax, Iowa; Frank Butler, Chicago; Walter Kiesling, St. Paul; George Sauer, Lincoln, Neb.; Herman Schneidman, Quincy, Ill.; Paul Engebretsen, Chariton, Iowa; George Svendsen, Minneapolis, and Don Hutson, Pine Bluff, Ark.
DEC 18 (Detroit) - Doubt that the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers would meet in a California post-season professional football game in January was expressed in a signed story in the Detroit News of Dec. 17 by Lloyd Northard, sports writer. The Lions are going to Honolulu regardless of whether they schedule football games there or now, Northard said. "Both Green Bay and the Chicago Bears would like nothing better to play the Lions in either San Francisco or Los Angeles," the article read. "George (Potsy) Clark, coach of the Lions, said he would reject any offer to play either team. Joe F. Carr, president of the NFL, said he would refuse to allow the Bears and Green Bay to meet in an exhibition in California. No two teams can play each other except during the regular schedule without permission of the league president. At a dinner following the close of the 1934 season, G.A. Richards, president of the Lions, promised the team a trip to California and to Honolulu if it won the championship this year. He is prepared to go through with this plan even if no games are scheduled. He was certain, however, they would play in Honolulu."...E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, said today he was "certain" there would be no trouble in getting permission for a post-season game against the Bears in California.
DEC 19 (Green Bay) - Four games for the Green Bay Packers in California were announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau shortly before he left for the west coast, there to remain until the professional gridiron team completes its post-season schedule. Lambeau received the word in a telegram from Joe O'Connor, San Francisco, who is arranging the coast games...MEET ALL AMERICANS: The Packers will play the championship team of the American Legion Southern California Professional Football league at Los Angeles, Sunday, Jan. 12, and on Jan. 19 will meet the Pacific Coast All-Americans in the Knights of Columbus charity game in San Francisco. The All-Americans will be coached by Red Strader, Tom Lieb and either Ernie Nevers or Clipper Smith. On Jan. 26 the Packers will be at Los Angeles to meet the All-Stars of the Southern California pro league, and Sunday, Feb. 2, they again will meet the Pacific Coast All-Americans at Los Angeles. If the Detroit Lions come to the Pacific coast, as appears likely, there may be a change in the schedule, with the Packers and Lions meeting on either Jan. 26 or Feb. 2. Coach George (Potsy) Clark of the Detroit team, however, has displayed a reluctance to schedule a game with the Packers...TURNS DOWN OFFER: The Green Bay squad has been invited to play at Portland, Ore., New Years' day, but the offer was turned down by Coach Lambeau. The Packers will assemble at Los Angeles no later than noon of Jan. 6, Lambeau announced. Practically the entire squad will be on hand for the series of games.
DEC 19 (Green Bay) - We're telling you...that you can't really blame Potsy Clark for not wanting the Lions to tackle the Packers again, but he'll be turning down a nice collection of kopecks, marks and rubles if the West coast game doesn't go through...There was a slip-up in the announcement of the Packer all-time scoring list the other night. The touchdown Clarke Hinkle made at Pittsburgh was omitted from the list inadvertently. Clarke should have 88 points, which places him in a tie for fourth place with Hank Bruder.
DEC 19 (New York) - The Detroit Lions, professional 
football champions, carried off only three minor team
records during the season, according to the official
averages announced today. Detroit scored the most
touchdowns on running plays, 16, kicked the most 
goals after touchdown, 22, and completed the most
lateral passes, 95. The Chicago Bears won most of the
team laurels, despite the fact they finished in a tie with
the Chicago Cardinals for third and last place in the
western division of the NFL. Pittsburgh threw the most
passes, 234, and Green Bay completed the most, 93
out of 230. The Packers gained the most yardage on
passes, 1,416 yards. The New York Giants had the 
best percentage of passes completed with 69 out of 154 good. Brooklyn had the best punting average, 43 yards, and recovered the most fumbles, 38. The Boston Redskins had the best defensive record, permitting opponents to gain only 1,982 yards in 11 games. The New York Giants and Green Bay Packers allowed the fewest points, 96 each. Earl (Dutch) Clark, Detroit quarterback, led the individual scorers, with 55 points, making six touchdowns, 16 points after touchdown, and one field goal. Don Hutson, Green Bay, was second with 43 points, and Dale Burnett, New York, Ernie Caddel, Detroit, and Bill Karr, Bears, tied for third, each with 36.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DEC 30 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will
have a chance to avenge numerous wrongs on Jan.
26 in Los Angeles, when a game has been scheduled
between the local pro team and the Detroit Lions, 
national champions. Word of the game was received
in a wire from Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau this
morning. Promoters are expecting 50,000 people to
attend the annual Knights of Columbus charity game
at San Francisco Jan. 19, when the Packers will 
meet the Pacific Coast All-Stars, Lambeau said. He
added that they also anticipate a sellout when the
Bays and Lions meet...MAY PLAY AT SAN DIEGO:
The Packers also have an opportunity to open the 
San Diego fair with a game there on Jan. 12, Lambeau said, but nothing definite was arranged as yet concerning that offer. The Packer squad will meet in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. For a time Coach Lambeau had thought of setting San Francisco as the assembling point, but announced today that it would be Los Angeles. Coach Lambeau himself will go to the Hollywood Plaza hotel on New Year's day, where he will witness the annual East-West All-Star game...SQUAD ALL ON WAY: The last of the Packer squad pulled out of Green Bay for the coast over the weekend. Milton Gantenbein, Clarke Hinkle and Cal Hubbard left by car yesterday. Most of the squad is driving, Arnold Herber, Roger Grove and Mike Michalske having left earlier last week.
DEC 30 (Green Bay) - The story of the Green Bay Packers in 1935 is the tale of a great gridiron renaissance, which swept the clouds of future uncertainty from the Green Bay horizon, and gave every football fan his last dime's worth of thrills and entertainment. The Packers started 1935 with every kind of ill predicted for them - poor season, indifferent material, loss of franchise and every other heresey the knockers could devise. They ended the year financially successful, with a team which played thrilling, brilliant football, and which chalked up a splendid record against the toughest series of opponents any NFL team had to face in 1935. They face the future with confidence...RESPONSE TO FUND APPEAL: There was a wholehearted response to the appeal, made Jan. 4, for $10,000 to finance the Packers during 1935, according to a report made on that fate by Leland H. Joannes, president. One development of the day was the decision of the Association of Commerce retail advertising committee to solicit retail stores of the city. The future of the team was assured Jan. 29, when the directors met and heard that approximately $11,900 had been subscribed to the Packer fund. The Green Bay Packers, Inc., were organized to take over the assets of the Green Bay Football corporation. By Jan. 31, the subscription total was boosted to $12,000, and it reached $12,416 by Feb. 14. This gave Coach E.L. Lambeau something to work with. On Jan. 15, while the drive was still in progress, he announced the signing of Bob O'Connor, Stanford guard, and Feb. 8 he told of the signing of Herman Schneidman, Iowa university blocking back. Two all-Americans turned in their contracts Feb. 16 - George Maddox of Kansas State and Ernie Smith of Southern California. Don Hutson, Alabama's sensational end, signed a Packer contract Feb. 22, and on March 18 Lambeau dropped a bombshell in the laps of National league club owners with the announcement that George Henry Sauer, Nebraska's great all-America fullback, had signed with Green Bay...IMPRESSIVE STRING OF NAMES: There followed an impressive string of new names - Swede Johnston of Marquette, March 27, Sol Kramer of South Dakota State, April 2, Bob Tenner of Minnesota, April 4, George Svendsen of Minnesota, June 22, Dominic Vairo of Notre Dame, Aug. 14, and Walt Kiesling of St. Thomas, the Bears and Cardinals, Aug. 20. All of these men were not present at the end of the season. Maddox, Vairo and Kramer were sliced from the roster during the season, and O'Connor was used little, but the other men made good with a smash - and almost carried the Packers to their fourth National league championship in the process. At a National league meeting in Chicago June 16, the franchise of the St. Louis Gunners was dropped. On July 9 the Packers received a set back when Bob Jones, stellar guard, obtained a coaching job at Central high school, South Bend, Ind. The Packers planned their season ticket campaign amid much optimism July 22, and launched it July 28, setting a goal of 3,000. On Aug. 2 there were announced plans to establish a summer training camp at Lake Thompson near Rhinelander, and on Aug. 24 the squad headed north for that site...PLAYS WITH ALL-STARS: Don Hutson played well for the College All-Stars at Soldier field Aug. 29, when the Stars lost to the Chicago Bears, 5-0. On Aug. 31, Lavvie Dilweg, veteran end, announced his retirement from professional football. Coming out of the Rhinelander training camp with a new spirit of camaraderie and optimism, the Packers pounded through a pre-season training schedule which was successful financial but which all but wrecked the team by injuries. They bowled over Merrill in a night game Aug. 21, 34-0; whipped Chippewa Falls, 22-0, Sept. 2 after leading by only 3-0 at the half; and rolled Stevens Point 40-0 Sept. 4, when Sauer scored two touchdowns. Johnny Blood, who was bent on a comeback with the Packers and who distinguished himself against the team with Chippewa Falls, signed with the La Crosse Lagers before the Packers' home opener Sept. 8. On that date, with Bob Monnett starring, Green Bay defeated the Lagers, 49-0, but by this time they had acquired a mile-long list of injured backfield men. Blood joined Green Bay Sept. 9, and Sept. 12 Cal Hubbard, veteran tackle, arrived after completing his duties as umpire in the International baseball league...INJURIES ARE COSTLY: The Packer injuries were costly in the National league opener here, when the Chicago Cardinals nosed out a 7-6 victory. Swede Johnston got the Packer touchdown, but Monnett missed a kick to tie the score. Hinkle, Sauer, Grove, Bruder and Herber were all on the bench. Mike Michalske, holdout, came to terms with the Packers Sept. 19, strengthening the team's forward wall. Herber passed to Hutson for an 83-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage of the game Sept. 22, and the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears, 7-0. Monnett added the extra point after Hutson's brilliant catch and touchdown. On Sept. 24, the formation of a board of strategy, with Hubbard and Michalske as assistant coaches, was announced. Other members were Lambeau, Blood and Milt Gantenbein. Things looked bad for a couple of periods, but the Packers rallied to romp on the New York Giants here Sept. 29, 16-7. Bruder and Hubbard scored touchdowns, Monnett got an extra point and a field goal...PITTSBURGH IS MOPPED: The Packers crawled all over Pittsburgh here Oct. 6, winning 27-0 when Hutson scored two touchdowns and Sauer and Laws got others. October 13 they bumped into tragedy at Milwaukee, when they outplayed the Chicago Cardinals in a bitterly fought game but lost 3-0 on Paul Pardonner's 12-yard dropkick. Johnny Blood was injured severely in the game and remained in a Milwaukee hospital when the team returned to Green Bay. The Packers were back at Milwaukee again Oct. 20, with a brand new trainer in Dave Woodward, formerly of the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Bears. They rallied to defeat Detroit, 13-9, after trailing 3-0 at the half. Hutson got a touchdown after Tar Schwammel blocked Frank Christensen's punt, and Ernie Smith kicked goal. Schwammel sewed it up with a pair of siege gun field goals from the 38 and 41-yard lines. Wherever football is discussed, there will be mention of the smoking hot finish on the Packer-Bear game at Wrigley field, Chicago, Oct. 27. Trailing 14-3 with two minutes to play, their only score being Schwammel's field goal, the Packers split the Bear defenses wide open and clambered forth with a 17-14 victory. Hutson grabbed Herber's pass and ran half the length of the field for one touchdown, and a moment's later Ernie Smith recovered Masteron's fumble near the Bear goal line, and Herber passed again to Hutson for another touchdown. It was a finish which made Green Bay fans delirious with delight...BACK INTO FIRST PLACE: The Packers backed into first place Nov. 3 when, although idle, they took advantage of Detroit's upset win over the Cardinals, 7-6. On Nov. 5 word came that Cal Hubbard had been named an umpire in the American Baseball league. The Detroit Lions signed Bill Shepherd of Boston to bolster their strength for the remainder of the campaign. Green Bay reached gridiron heights here Nov. 10, rising to crush the powerful Detroit Lions 31-7 in a spectacular display of football. Blood scored two touchdowns, Sauer and Hutson got others, extra points went to Smith, Hutson and Herber, and Hinkle kicked a field goal. Coach Potsy Clark of Detroit, angered at the outcome of the game, vowed vengeance, and predicted that the Lions would yet win the National league championship, but nobody believed him. With a whooping sendoff at the Milwaukee road station by hundreds of cheering fans, the Packers moved into Detroit Nov. 15, and two days later they were humbled by the vengeful Lions 20-10. Green Bay's only points came on a touchdown by Gantenbein, an extra point by Smith and a field goal by Smith. But New York upset the Bears, 3-0, and the Packers retained a tie for first place in the Western division. November 19 Hutson went to the hospital here with an appendicitis scare. The days before he announced his engagement to Kathleen Richards, Fayette, Ala...HOLD FIRST SPOT: Brooklyn whipped the Cardinals, 14-12, Nov. 19, returning the Packers to undisputed first place. They held it Nov. 24 by crushing Pittsburgh, 34-14, but the win was costly, as Herber and Sauer were injured. Blood and Sauer each scored two touchdowns, Hinkle made another and Smith, who attained a great kicking record during the season, booted four extra points. The blow fell Nov. 28, when the Cardinals jinx sat down and again pawed the Packers at Wrigley field. Monnett ran 60 yards through the entire Cardinal team for a touchdown, and Smith kicked the goal, but with 55 second to play the Packers were trailing, 9-7. Big Tar Schwammel attempted a field goal, and in a hairline decision, the ruling went against the Packers. Detroit sewed up the crown Dec. 1, walloping Brooklyn, 28-0. Clarke Hinkle starred at Philadelphia a week later as Green Bay defeated the Eagles, 13-6. Schwammel got three points - Hinkle did the rest. The only post-season development to date was the signing of four exhibition games on the Pacific coast during January.
DEC 31 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers wired the Press-Gazette from San Francisco last night, where he will witness the East-West All-Star game tomorrow. Coach Lambeau says: "East has the best team and should win, but rain is predicted which may handicap the Kerr-Hanley offense. There are about a dozen pro prospects, mostly on the East team, this season," Coach Lambeau continues. "The best tackle is Joe Stydahar of West Virginia, weight 222. He didn't wear shoes until he was 17 years old and is plenty tough and a fighter. Letlow of San Francisco university looks good. He weighs 210. Other line material includes Lutz of California, Antonini from Indiana, who weighs 210; Loebs, Purdue, built a lot like Gantenbein; Lewis, Ohio university, and Vern Oech, Minnesota. Ward, a 205-pound back from Idaho, looks like the pick of the backfield men on the West team. The East starting backfield men are all eligible for pro teams, including Smith of Alabama, Crayne of Iowa, Beise of Minnesota and Heekin of Ohio State. All of the players except Heekin will mot probably play pro ball next year."