GUTOWSKY'S 84-YARD RUN GIVES LIONS 10-3 VICTORY OVER PACKERS
JANUARY 26 (Los Angeles) - A brilliant 84-yard touchdown run by Ace Gutowsky, plunging 195-pound fullback, gave the Detroit Lions a 10 to 3 victory yesterday over the Green Bay
Packers, the team that defeated them twice during the past season.
The former Oklahoma City university player, slanting off-tackle, dashed
through the Packers' secondary and crossed the goal line standing up.
Twenty-two thousand persons witnessed the game, and hundreds were
turned away. The Packers held a 3-0 lead at the end of the first half due
to a place kick by Ad Schwammel, former Oregon State player, 230-
pound tackle, who sent the ball between the uprights from the 30 yard
fine. Shortly after the third period started, Gutowsky placed the Lions in
the lead, and to make their lead safe, Dutch Clark, former Colorado
college star, drop kicked a field goal from the 20-yard line in the fourth
quarter. Clark was bottled up most of the afternoon, although he figured
in the sustained drive from the 35-yard line that placed him in a position
to make the field goal. Likewise, the famous Herber to Hutson passing
combination failed to work. The Lions threw 12 and completed only one
that from Clark to Caddell for 16 yards. The Packers threw 11,
completing one, and that on interference. The Packers made 10 first
downs to the Lions' 8, although the latter outcharged the Green Bay
team, 184 yards to 102. The Lions' end play was marvelous to behold,
and it nullified the superior power of the Packers' line. Butch Morse, Harry Ebding, Klewicki and Schneller played spectacuilar defensive ball at the wings all afternoon, rushing Herber so hard he could not get his passes away accurately, and tackling sharply on the Packers' thrusts at the tackles. Joe Laws, former Iowa back, and Bob Monnett, ex-Michigan State star, were the chief ground gainers for Green Bay. Sauer, formerly of Nebraska, and one of the Packers chief ground threats, was injured on the first play when tackled by Caddel, and had to leave the game.
GREEN BAY - 0 3 0 0 - 3
DETROIT - 0 0 7 3 - 10
Detroit scoring touchdown— Gutowsky Goal from touchdown (dropkick) - Clark Goal from Held (dropkick) - Clark.
Packers scoring goal from field (placement) Schwammel
NEVERS AFTER MICHALSKE
FEBRUARY 3 (Green Bay) - It is reported that Ernie Nevers, former assistant coach at Stanford, and new Lafayette mentor, is seeking the services of Mike Michalske, Green Bay Packers' pro guard, as his assistant.
WEST VIRGINIA STAR TO SIGN WITH CHICAGO BEARS
FEBRUARY 5 (Clarksburg, WV) - Joe Stydahar, star guard and captain of the 1935 West Virginia University football squad, announced today he will sign a contract with the Chicago Bears. Stydahar, now acting freshman basketball coach at the university, was a member of last year's all-east squad. He said he had received offers from the Bears, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.
MICHALSKE ACCEPTS LAFAYETTE JOB
FEBRUARY 8 (Green Bay) - Members of the Green Bay Packers football team said today that Mike Michalske, veteran guard on the professional eleven, had signed as line coach at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Michalske still is in California, where the Packers met coast teams in a series of games last month.
CHICAGO BEARS GRANTED OPTION ON JAY BERWANGER
FEBRUARY 10 (Philadelphia) - The Chicago Bears have obtained the right to sign Jay Berwanger, the one man team of the University of Chicago last fall, if and when he turns pro, it was learned Sunday night. An authoritative source disclosed this information as the National league wound up its annual two-day meeting. First choice on Berwanger fell to the Philadelphia Eagles under the league ruling favoring last place teams in selection of incoming collegiate talent. But the Eagles signed away their right to Berwanger because they feared they could not meet his reported demand for $1,000 a game for turning pro. In return, the Eagles will get an unidentified tackle from the Bears. The league adopted the plan Sunday to equalize strength among the nine clubs by giving the weaker elevens call on the services of prospective newcomers from colleges. Application for league franchises were made by Buffalo, N.Y., interests, headed by Charley Murray, as well as the American Legion of Los Angeles County. The league decided to permit a club to operate on the Pacific coast on a probationary period during the coming year. In its new plan for selection of college prospects, the league ruled that hereafter, at the end of the regulation season, club owners must submit the names of eight college prospects. The 72 names will be listed, and the tailend club of the league will have first call on any one of the candidates. Under this system, the last place club will have first chance to establish negotiations with upcoming players without interference from other teams. This selection will be followed by each club having a choice in the reverse order of the standing of the clubs at the close of the season.
PACKERS TO PLAY 12 GAMES In 1936
FEBRUARY 11 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will play 12 league games in the National Professional Football league next fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced Monday following the scheduling meeting at Philadelphia. One game, October 4, will be played in Milwaukee against the Chicago Cardinals. The schedule:
September 13 - Cardinals at Green Bay
September 20 - Bears at Green Bay
September 27 - Open
October 4 - Cardinals at Milwaukee
October 11 - Boston at Green Bay
October 18 - Detroit at Green Bay
October 25 - Pittsburgh at Green Bay
November 1 - Bears at Chicago
November 8 - Boston at Boston
November 15 - Brooklyn at Brooklyn
November 22 - Giants at New York
November 29 - Detroit at Detroit
December 6 - Cardinals at Chicago
MIKE MICHALSKE SIGNS AS ASSISTANT TO NEVERS
MARCH 19 (Green Bay) - August Michalske, star guard on the Green Bay Packers football team for seven years, advised officials of the pro eleven today he had signed as an assistant coach at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Michalske has taken over his new post to assist Coach Ernie Nevers with spring practice.
PACKERS SIGN UP BIG W. AND J. GRIDIRON STAR
MARCH 21 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers' 1936 front wall was bolstered further today by the announcement that Anthony Paulekas, 215 pound Washington and Jefferson lineman and captain, has returned his signed contract to Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. The W. and J. recruit plays either guard or center and was a standout in the East for three seasons. He is five feet, 11 inches tall.
SIGNS WITH PACKERS
MARCH 27 (Green Bay) - Wayland Becker, former Marquette University end who has played professional football with the Chicago Bears and Brooklyn Dodgers, has signed with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Becker is a Green Bay product, having starred at East High School in 1928 and 1929. He weighs 190 pounds.
SIGNS WITH PACKERS
APRIL 2 (Green Bay) - Bernard Scherer, 191-pound University of Nebraska end, has signed with the Green Bay Packers next season, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Scherer, who played in the east-west game at San Francisco, won all Big Six conference honors in 1934 and 1935. He will be graduated from the university in June.
T. HEARDON NAMES ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT E. GREEN BAY
APRIL 4 (Green Bay) - Thomas E. Hearden, coach at Racine Washington Park High School, was selected unanimously by the board of education last night for the athletic directorship at Green Bay East High. An East High graduate, Heardon filed his application at the last minute, was chosen from a field of 40 applicants, and formally accepted the post vacated by the resignation of Louis E. Means. Heardon was co-captain of the football team at Notre Dame and played professional football with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. He previously coached at St. Catherine's high, Racine.
GREEN BAY PACKERS SIGN UTAH LINEMAN
APRIL 17 (Green Bay) - Fred McKenzie, tackle and captain of the University of Utah football team, has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. McKenzie was a buddy of Tar Schwammel, Packer tackle, in the navy a few years ago when Schwammel was heavyweight boxing champion and McKenzie heavyweight wrestling champion.
PACKERS SIGN FARRIS
MAY 9 (Green Bay) - Jack Farris, former Santa Clara University back who played pro football last year on the Pacific Coast, today was signed with the Green Bay Packers.
SOUTH DAKOTA STAR SIGNED BY PACKERS
JUNE 3 (Brookings, SD) - Paul Miller, Platte, S.D., outstanding football star at South Dakota State college for two years, will receive a trial with the Green Bay Packers next fall, it was announced here. Miller is regarded by Coach R.H. Threlfall as the "greatest halfback that ever wore a State uniform." He received honorable All-American selection last season.
PACKERS SIGN HUSKY GUARD
JUNE 5 (Green Bay) - William Croft, 235-pound guard of the University of Utah, who starred last season with the Brooklyn Dodgers, has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced Thursday. Croft was rated one of the toughest men in Eastern pro football last fall when he was a Dodger regular. He comes to the Packers as the Brooklyn half of a player deal which was announced last fall but which has just been completed with the receipt of his signed contract. The new Packers was a teammate of Fred McKenzie, another Packer recruit, at the University of Utah, where his all-around playing won him renown throughout the Rocky Mountain conference sector. His height is five feet inches. Eight new men have been signed by the Packers to day. Those who turned in their contract previously are Anthony Paluekas, Washington and Jefferson center or guard; Bernard Scherer, Nebraska end; Paul Miller, South Dakota State back; Jack Farris, Santa Clara back; McKenzie, Utah tackle; Russ Letlow, San Francisco tackle or guard; and Wayland Becker, Marquette end.
PACKERS SIGN TWO
JUNE 10 (Green Bay) - The 1936 player roster of the Green Bay Packers was brought to 10 today with the signing of Frank Butler and George Svendsen, centers. Butler will be playing his third year with the club. Svendsen, who is completing his physical education course at the University of Minnesota, joined the club last season.
UMPIRE QUITS FOOTBALL
JUNE 18 (Chicago) - Cal Hubbard, new American League umpire, has quit professional football. The Green Bay Packers' ace lineman fears that an injury might impair his umpiring career.
NEW PLAYER SIGNED BY GREEN BAY PACKERS
JUNE 26 (Green Bay) - Richard (Red) Oliver, former Texas Christian university halfback, signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers yesterday. Coach E.L. Lambeau said Oliver has run the hundred yard dash in less than 10 seconds. The new Bay back played with the Washington D.C. pro team and the New York Giants last season.
GOLDENBERG SEEKS AWARD FOR DAMAGES
JULY 9 (Green Bay) - The state industrial commission heard testimony yesterday in the case of Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Milwaukee, who asked compensation for damages he said were incurred to his teeth on a barnstorming trip of the Green Bay Packers. Among witnesses were Goldenberg, a Packer backfield player; Coach E.L. Lambeau, and Leland H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packers, Inc. The corporation disclaimed responsibility for Goldenberg's injury, maintaining that the trip to the Pacific coast was a cooperative venture of the individual members of the team.
PACKERS GET PLAYER
JULY 15 (Green Bay) - Herman Schneidman, 205 pound back and end, was added today to the roster of the Green Bay Packers. Schneidman broke into national pro ball with the Packers last season after three years at the University of Iowa.
RED SMITH, ED ASPATORE ARE SIGNED BY PACKERS
JULY 18 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced today the addition of Richard Smith and Ed Aspatore to their 1936 roster in the National Professional Football league. Smith, former assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin and now manager of a baseball club, will join the Packers as an assistant coach. He played in the pro gram from 1927 to 1930. Aspatore, a guard at Marquette University, played with the Chicago Bears in 1934 and was sold to Cincinnati last season.
LAWS SIGNS WITH PACKERS
JULY 28 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers' player list for the 1936 national professional league season was increased to 18 today with the signing of Joe Laws, halfback. Laws, a former University of Iowa star, will be playing his third season with the Packers.
BOB MONNETT SIGNS
JULY 29 (Green Bay) - Bobby Monnett, 181 pound back who scored 75 points in three season for Green Bay, was added today to the Green Bay Packers' 1936 roster. Monnett joined the National Professional league club in 1933 after his graduation from Michigan State.
PACKERS SIGN MILLER
JULY 30 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced today the signing of Ralph (Primo) Miller, Rice Institute tackle, who won all-southwest honors in 1934 and 1935. Miller weighs 235 pounds and is six feet, five inches tall.
CLARK HINKLE SIGNED AS PACKERS FULLBACK
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay) - Clarke Hinkle, former battering ram of Bucknell University and fullback of the Green Bay