NAME             NO   POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR  A  G HOW ACQUIRED
Wayland Becker    32    E 6- 0 183       Marquette  1  3 25 11 Free Agent - Brook (1935)
Hank Bruder    18/27    B 6- 0 197    Northwestern  6  6 28 11
Frank Butler   48/59    C 6- 3 246     Michigan St  3  3 27 11
Cal Clemens       33    B 6- 1 195             USC  1  1 27  9
T. Engebretsen 34/52    G 6- 1 238    Northwestern  3  5 26 12 Free Agent - Brook (1934)
Lon Evans         51    G 6- 2 223             TCU  4  4 24 12
Milt Gantenbein   22    E 6- 0 208       Wisconsin  6  6 26  9
Buckets Goldenberg44  G-B 5-10 212       Wisconsin  4  4 24  7
Lou Gordon        53    T 6- 5 235        Illinois  1  7 30 12 Free Agent - Cards (1935)
Arnie Herber      38    B 5-11 195           Regis  7  7 26 12
Clarke Hinkle     41   FB 5-11 202        Bucknell  5  5 27 12
Don Hutson        14    E 6- 1 180         Alabama  2  2 23 12
Swede Johnston 15/54    B 5-10 192       Marquette  4  5 26 10 Free Agent - St. L (1934)
Walt Kiesling  49/60    G 6- 3 248 St. Thomas (MN)  2 11 33  9 Free Agent - Bears (1935)
Joe Laws          29    B 5- 9 186            Iowa  3  3 25 12
Russ Letlow    46/62    G 6- 0 203   San Francisco  1  1 22 10 1936 Draft - 1st round
Harry Mattos      23    B 6- 0 201  St. Marys (CA)  1  1 25  2
*-Johnny McNally  55    B 6- 0 190      St. John's  7 12 32  8 Free Agent - Pitt (1935)
Paul Miller        3    B 5-10 175    S. Dakota St  1  1 23 12
Bob Monnett     5/12    B 5- 9 181     Michigan St  6  6 26 12
Tony Paulekas     39  C-G 5-10 207 Washington-Jeff  1  1 24 11
Al Rose           47    E 6- 3 195           Texas  5  7 29  2 Free Agent - Prov (1932)
NAME             NO   POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR  A  G HOW ACQUIRED
George Sauer      25    B 6- 2 208        Nebraska  2  2 25 10
Bernie Scherer    40    E 6- 1 183        Nebraska  1  1 23 10 1936 Draft - 3rd round
Herm Schneidman    4  E-B 5-10 205            Iowa  2  2 22  7
Ade Schwammel  50/57    T 6- 2 232       Oregon St  3  3 27 12
Champ Seibold  37/58    T 6- 4 230       Wisconsin  3  3 23 12
Ernie Smith    45/61    T 6- 2 221             USC  2  2 26 12
George Svendsen   43    C 6- 4 224       Minnesota  2  2 23 11
* - Known as Johnny Blood
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Start of Season G - Games  Played
1936 PACKERS DRAFT
RND SEL NAME               POS COLLEGE  
1     7 Russ Letlow          G San Francisco
2    16 J.W. Wheeler         T Oklahoma     
3    25 Ernie Scherer        E Nebraska     
4    34 Theron Ward          B Idaho        
5    43 Darrell Lester       C Texas Christian
6    52 Bob Reynolds         T Stanford 
7    61 Wally Fromhart       B Notre Dame 
8    70 Wally Cruice         B Northwestern
9    79 J.C. Wetsel          G Southern Methodist 
BOLD - Played for the Packers
1936 IN REVIEW
After defeating the Chicago Cardinals in the first week of the season, the Packers were embarrassed at home by the Chicago Bears 30-3. However, the loss would prove to be a turning point rather then a setback as Green Bay would not lose again before tying the Cardinals in Chicago in a meaningless game at the end of the season. The Packers already had the Western Division sewn up, and were set to play the Boston Redskins in the NFL Championship Game. The game was played in New York, as the Redskins were in the middle of relocating to Washington. Don Hutson scored on a 48-yard TD pass in the first 3 minutes, as the Packers never looked back winning their 4th Championship, and first in the modern era 21-6.
ARNIE HERBER: WHAT WENT WRONG
After attending college for a few years to no notoriety, Arnie Herber came back to Green Bay in 1929 and worked in the club house as a handyman. Curly Lambeau gave Herber a try-out and Herber joined a team that was currently dominating the NFL. By the time his career ended in 1941, Herber had thrown 81 touchdown passes and played on four title teams. Herber had a peculiar way of holding the ball. Handicapped by short fingers, he put his thumb over the laces to prevent the ball from wobbling and to assure plenty of spiraling action. Arnie’s passes quickly became noted for two qualities: distance and accuracy. During the 1937 season, Arnie suffered a leg injury that sharply reduced his effectiveness. In 1938, a new passer, Cecil Isbell from Purdue, began aIternating the quarterback chores with Herber. After the 1940 season, Arnie retired, or was he forced out when the team came to training camp in 1941? Herber was a popular player with the fans, and was known to toss back a few beers, so, out of concern over his weight, Lambeau put a clause in his contract, requiring Herber to be under 200 pounds. Despite the clause, Lambeau cut his fading star in training camp, at the age of 30. But, according to researcher Larry Names, the real reason may have been more dramatic. Lambeau's second ex-wife returned to town, aiming for child support. Trying to establish residency, the coach warned hotels to not offer her a room. The Herbers provided the former Mrs. Lambeau a room, and when they refused to kick her out, Lambeau cut Herber. That reaction may have led to Cecil Isbell's retirement in 1942. Herber came back to the draft-depleted NFL in 1944, answering a call to play for the New York Giants. Herber threw sparingly but efficiently, for 651 yards and six touchdowns. As usual for Herber-led teams, the Giants won their conference and went to the title game. Herber's old squad, the Packers, still featuring Don Hutson, beat the Giants 14-7. Herber played one more forgettable season with the Giants and then retired for good. He was named to the Hall of Fame in 1966, just three years before he died at the age of 59.
1936 WEST COAST TOUR (2-1)
January
12 L.A. Lighthorse at San Diego          W 61- 7             5,000
19 Pacific Coast All-Stars at San Fran   W 24-14            20,000
26 Detroit Lions at Los Angeles          L  3-10            20,000
1936 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (1-0)
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
5  G-WISCONSIN CARDINALS                 W 62- 0    1-0-0    2,000
1936 RESULTS (10-1-1)
SEPTEMBER (1-1)
13 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-0-0)           W 10- 7    1-0-0    8,900
20 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L  3-30    1-1-0   14,312
OCTOBER (4-0)
4  M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-2-0)           W 24- 0    2-1-0   11,000
11 G-BOSTON REDSKINS (2-2-0)             W 31- 2    3-1-0    6,100
18 G-DETROIT LIONS (2-0-0)               W 20-18    4-1-0   13,500
25 M-PITTSBURGH PIRATES (4-2-0)          W 42-10    5-1-0   10,000
NOVEMBER (5-0)
1  at Chicago Bears (6-0-0)              W 21-10    6-1-0   31,346
8  at Boston Redskins (4-3-0)            W  7- 3    7-1-0   11,220
15 at Brooklyn Dodgers (2-4-1)           W 38- 7    8-1-0   25,325
22 at New York Giants (4-4-1)            W 26-14    9-1-0   20,000
29 at Detroit Lions (6-3-0)              W 26-17   10-1-0   22,000
DECEMBER (1-0)
6  at Chicago Cardinals (3-8-0)          T  0- 0   10-1-1    4,793
1936 POST-SEASON RESULTS (1-0)
NFL CHAMPIONSHIP
13 Boston Redskins at New York (7-5-0)   W 21- 6            29,545
According to the description, “1936 World Champion Green Bay Packers Rahr Brewing Corp. Beer Label. One of the scarcest and most attractive original pieces of Packers memorabilia representing the 1936 World Championship squad. Measuring at 3.5" x 5", the excellent piece pictures Curly Lambeau, Johnny Blood, Don Hutson, Clarke Hinkle and all the team’s “Good Ol’ Boys” from that small Wisconsin town.” SOURCE: Packerville.blogspot.com
HERBER'S PERFECT PASSES WIN FOR PACKERS, 24-14
JANUARY 19 (San Francisco) - Putting together three swift scoring drives in the opening quarter, the Green Bay Packers, runners-up for the 1935 National league professional
football championship, defeated a team of Pacific coast all-stars,
24 to 14, Sunday before 20,000 fans. The Packers counted
touchdowns three out of the four times they had possession of the
ball in the first period. Each time a pass led to the score. Arnold
Herber, right half, was on the throwing end, first to Don Hutson,
left end, then to Hank Bruder, quarterback, and finally to George
Sauer, left half. The coast players came back in the second period
to reel off two touchdowns. Frank Sobrero, sub left half, passed to
Hal Pangle, quarterback, for the first touchdown, and to Bob Rote,
sub right half, for the other. In the third quarter, fullback Clark Hinkle
of the Packers put his toe behind the ball from the 30-yard line for
a field goal. It ended the scoring for the game. Pop Blewett, all-star
guard from the University of San Francisco, tried two field goal from
around the 35 but each one was short.
GREEN BAY     - 21  0  3  0 - 24
ALL-AMERICANS -  0 14  0  0 - 14
Packers touchdowns - Hutson, Bruder, Saueri. Field Goal - Hinkle Placekick after touchdown - Smith 3  All Stars—Touchdowns: Pangle, Rowe Points after touchdown: Meister 2
FAVORS PACKERS TO WIN OVER DETROIT SUNDAY
JANUARY 23 (Los Angeles) - Dick Hanley, former Northwestern football coach and well known as a student of teams, today had picked the Green Bay Packers to defeat the Detroit Lions, national champions, in their professional game here on Sunday. Hanley gave cold figures as his reason for the choice. The Packers twice have humbled the Lions and in turn been defeated by them only once. Meanwhile, it was learned the Lions would have two all-star pro gridders in the game Sunday in the persons of Dutch Clark at quarter and Ernie Caddel at right half.
PACKERS, LIONS TO RENEW FOOTBALL FEUD ON COAST
JANUARY 26 (Los Angeles) - Football bids a belated farewell here Sunday with two sworn enemies of the professional fold, the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers, in charge of the ceremony.  Twenty thousand fans are expected to gather under a broiling sun at Gilmore stadium to witness the engagement, a renewal or a feud apparently unsettled during the regular pro season. The Lions won the national championship in a playoff with the New York Giants, winners in the eastern circuit. The ponderous Packers, however, have dubbed the Detroiters "Cheese champions" and point to two victories against one defeat they registered against the Lions. Both teams have been barnstorming on the west coach, each rolling over local all-star aggregations with comparative ease, building up individual following and arousing widespread interest in the pro brand of football. The Packers have to stop such backfield stars as Dutch Clark, Ace Gutowsky, Ernie Caddel, Frank Christensen and Glenn Presnell. The Lions, in turn, are faced with the Packer passing combination of Arnold Herber to Don Hutson, George Sauer, a great punters, and other luminaries.
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 
This picture of the 1935 Green Bay Packers club was published in the San Francisco Examiner on January 17, 1936. BIG PACKERS—Here are the men of old Green Bay, Wisconsin, who will open Sunday's K.C. charity football encounter at Kezar Stadium against the Pacific Coast All Stars. LARGE LINE—Perhaps they don't show it here, but these fellows in forward wall are hefty. Left to right: Gantenbein, Schwammel, Evans, Svendsen, Michalske, Hubbard, Rose. CLEVER BACKS—Dark haired fellow on left is Arnold Herber, great passer. The blond is Hank Bruder, blocking quarter. Next, Clarke Hinkle, full, and George Sauer, left half. (SOURCE: Packeruniforms.blogspot.com)
Curly Lambeau with Lon Evans (23) and Henry Mattos (51)
PACKERS ON COAST
JANUARY 6 (San Francisco) - More than a score of members of the Pacific coast all-stars grid team will assemble here tonight and tomorrow to being intensive practice for their clash with the famed Green Bay Packers pro squad on Sunday January 19.
​PACKERS SCORE VICTORY, 61-7
JANUARY 12 (San Diego) - Trailing after less than four minutes had transpired, the Green Bay Packers, professional football team, put on the pressure and administered a 61 to 7 lacing to Victor McLaglen's Lighthorse outfit of Los Angeles in a game played before 5,000 fans here Sunday. Irvine (Cotton) Warburton, former University of Southern California all-American, put the Lighthorse aggregation out in front when he picked up a Packer fumble on his own seven-yard line and with a brilliant bit of open field running galloped 93 yards to a touchdown. Enrico converted from placement. After that the Green Bay pros gave the most brilliant exhibition of offensive grid tactics ever seen here to rout the western team with a steady succession of goalward marches. They tied the county before the period was over, Joe Laws culminating a 75-yard march with a five-yard scoring smash off tackle. Ernie Smith provided the conversion. In the second quarter the Packers resorted to their deadly passing attack to run up 28 points and then hung 12 more in the third and 14 in the fourth. Green Bay completed 12 of its 15 passes for a total gain of 453 yards and its running plays for 206 more. The Packers made 15 first downs while the Lighthorse team was manufacturing four.
GREEN BAY     -  7 28 12 14 - 61
LIGHTHORSEMEN -  7  0  0  0 -  7
Green Bay Scoring - Touchdowns - Laws, Sauer 2, Hutson 2, Grove, Monnett, Johnston, Scheidmann. Points after touchdowns - Smith, Engebretsen 3, Hinkle. Schwammel (Placements) Lighthorsemen scoring - Touchdown - Warburton Point after touchdown - Ernco (placement)
PACKERS DRILL FOR TILT WITH COAST ALL-STARS
JANUARY 16 (San Francisco) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the professional Green Bay Packers indicated he will play his well developed passing game to the hilt against the Coast All-Stars in their football game Sunday. Lambeau said Arnold Herber, "the finest passer in pro football", and Don Hutson, pass receiving star from Alabama, will open at right halfback and left end. Clark Hinkle will be at fullback, he said, with George Sauer at left half and Hank Bruder at quarterback. Both teams practiced in heavy rain yesterday.
COAST ALL-STARS TO BE COACHED BY ERNIE NEVERS
JANUARY 17 (San Francisco) - Ernie Nevers, former Stanford All-American fullback who has led two professional teams to victory against the Green Bay Packers in recent years, is the new assistant coach of the Coast All-Stars for the football game with the Packers here Sunday. Nevers will give the coast players final instructions. Curly Lambeau, Packers tutor, claiming an edge in kicking, passing and reserve strength, says he will use all three departments to run up a "neat score" over the coast squad. Passing will be the main gun, Lambeau said, "because when once a team gets out in front the forward pass becomes a more effective weapon than ever before. We'll always try to increase the lead, not defend it."
PACKERS, LIONS PLAY IN CALIFORNIA TODAY
JANUARY 19 (Los Angeles) - Two standouts of professional football, the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, will match their gridiron strategy against California all-star aggregations today. Here the Lions are expected to draw a new capacity crowd of 20,000 into Gilmore stadium to meet a team of California gridiron stars. In San Francisco the Green Bay Packers will take the field odds on favorites to defeat a coast squad composed largely of football players with pro experience.
Packers since 1932, has signed his contract for the coming season, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Hinkle's contract brings the present list of Packers signed to 23.
PACIFIC COAST PLAYERS ARE SIGNED BY PACKERS
AUGUST 6 (Green Bay) - A couple of 200-pound backs, Cal Clemsen of the University of Southern California and Harry (The Horse) Mattos, St. Mary's University, were signed today by the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced.
GANTENBEIN SIGNED
AUGUST 7 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, former University of Wisconsin end, today had signed to play his sixth season this fall with the Green Bay Packers. The addition of Gantenbein brings the squad roster to 26.
HUTSON SIGNED WITH GREEN BAY PACKERS
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay) - Donald Hutson, former star end of the University of Alabama, has singed his 1936 contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today.
HERBER TO RETURN
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, former University of Wisconsin star, has signed to play his sixth season this fall with the Green Bay Packers, it was announced today. Herber, 200-pound backfield star, gained prominence last season at the starting end of the Herber-to-Don Hutson touchdown combination.
PLAYERS ARE TRADED
AUGUST 8 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals announced last night that Lou Gordon, veteran tackle, has been traded to the Green Bay Packers for Bob Reynolds, also a lineman. Reynolds comes to the Cardinals under option and if the Chicago club does not choose to exercise it Gordon will go to the Packers in a straight cash transaction.
GOLDENBERG SIGNS WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, former University of Wisconsin gridiron star, today had signed to play his fourth season with the Green Bay Packers.
PACKERS MEET CARDS IN FIRST LEAGUE GAME
AUGUST 11 (New York) - The National Professional Football league has announced a schedule of 12 games for each of the nine teams in the circuit, starting September 13 and closing December 6. The season will be officially opened with the New York Giants at Philadelphia, the Green Bay Packers playing host to the Chicago Cardinals and Boston at Pittsburgh. The champion Detroit Lions will not open their season until September 27, when they meet the Cardinals at home.
SCHWAMMEL SIGNS
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced today that Adolph Schwammel, 240-pound tackle and star placekicker, had signed his contract for the coming season.
PACKERS SIGN SMITH
AUGUST 13 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers announced today receipt of a signed contract for the 1936 season from Ernie Smith, tackle who made his league debut with the club last season. Smith, a Los Angeles insurance man, played college football with Southern California.
PACKERS, BEARS SEEK LAGERS FOR OPENING GRID TILTS
AUGUST 13 (La Crosse) - Management of the La Crosse Lager professional football team has been asked by both the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers of the National league for opening games to be played August 29 or 30, and the matter is still "hanging fire". Members of the board of directors at a meeting last night were told of the propositions by Thomas Skemp, secretary-coach of the Lager club. The matter was held up for a few days with the statement being made that "we're not going to play either team unless we feel the game would be of benefit to us, as well as to them." Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers contacted Skemp by long distance telephone and asked if the Bays might be scheduled for the opening game in La Crosse either August 29 or 30. Several days ago Skemp received a letter from George Halas asking the Lagers open the season against the Bears at Waukesha on either of the same dates.
​PACKERS SIGN JOHNSTON
AUGUST 13 (Green Bay) - Chester (Swede) Johnston, former Appleton high school fullback and veteran of the Green Bay Packers, has signed his contract for the coming season, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced here today. Johnston formerly played with the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Gunners.
PACKERS ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF GUARD, TACKLE FOR SEASON
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer announced today the signing of Nebb Elduayan, 215-pound St. Mary's college guard, and Ray Trampe, 210-pound Minnesota tackle, for the 1936 season. Club officials learned that Fred McKenzie, Rocky Mountain conference star, had been injured while working in Salt Lake City and would be out of for the season. McKenzie was to report here Monday.
SQUAD OF 40 TO REPORT TO LAMBEAU ON MONDAY
AUGUST 16 (Green Bay) - With a squad that Coach Curly
Lambeau calls the best he had since 1930, the Green Bay
Packers - edition of 1936 - will begin their training siege
Monday afternoon. It is an earlier start by two weeks than the
club has ever had. Forty men, mostly veterans, have been
ordered to report and Saturday indications were all would
be in uniform except Ade Schwammel, giant tackle, and the
hardy perennial of pro football, Johnny Blood. Schwammel,
down with a touch of the flu, wired Lambeau that he
wouldn't be able to report until the latter part of the week,
and Blood got a touch of "holditis" when he looked at the
figures of his salary. Champ Seibold, Oshkosh tackle, came
into the fold Saturday. A new layout at City stadium awaits
the club. A fieldhouse, with locker rooms, training rooms
and showers has been built under the stands. The field
has been re-sodded. It was the improvement in facilities
here that led Lambeau to decide against another training
trip north. A year ago the Packers pitched camp at
Rhinelander. Although nothing definite has been done as
yet about preliminary games preceding the league opener
with the Chicago Cardinals here September 13, it looks as
though the Bays will probably play the La Crosse Lagers at
La Crosse the last Sunday in August and meet the Madison
Cardinals or New York Brown Bombers here the first
Sunday in September. The well known negro athlete,
Smokey Lilliard, plays with the New York club.
PACKERS OPEN GRID PRACTICE
AUGUST 18 (Green Bay) - Culry Lambeau untied the Packers here Monday afternoon and with a stiff two-hour drill that included calisthenics, punting, passing and dummy scrimmage popped the lid on the 1936 campaign. It was a day better suited to mint juleps than football, but the boys didn't seem to mind, although the sensitive Mr. Whitey Woodin swore he heard several dogs bark. Even if he did, it was still an eminently successful beginning as even Mr. Woodin will agree. The new men, naturally, received the closest inspection - swarthy Harry (The Horse) Mattos of St. Mary's; husky Cal Clemens of Southern California and fleet Paul Miller of South Dakota, halfbacks; Butterball Bill Croft of Utah, Nebb Elduayan of St. Mary's and Tony Paleukas of Washington and Jefferson, guards, and Russ Letlow of San Francisco and Ray Trampe of Minnesota, tackles. What they'll do remains to be seen, but on the hoof they looked good enough. Letlow, Mattos and Clemens, especially, pleased the railbirds. Twenty-seven of the 34 men Lambeau has under contract sweated through the afternoon. The others, including Don Hutson and Bernie Scherer, ends; Lon Evans, guard; Dick Oliver, halfback; and Primo Miller, Tar Schwammel and Ernie Smith, tackles, will report later in the week. All should be here by Friday. The workout Monday, although satisfactory, was still just a prelude to the real grind. Lambeau has mapped out a siege that includes two drills a day for three weeks, leading up to the preliminary games early in September and the league opener with the Cardinals here September 13. Dick Smith, late of the Brewers, has been added to the staff as full time assistant. Several hundred fans watched Monday's drill.
FOUR GRIDDERS JOIN PACKERS AT BAY CAMP
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer football squad, which is getting in shape for the National Professional league season, was increased to 31 men by four arrivals Tuesday. The newcomers were Lon Evans, guard, and Ernie Smith, tackle, both veterans, and Primo Miller, Rice Institute tackle prospect, and Red Christian, former Texas Christian halfback.
LAGERS, PACKERS MAY MEET AUGUST 29
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau announced here Tuesday that the Green Bay Packers may meet the La Crosse Lager professional football team in Milwaukee on August 29 at the close of the Wisconsin state fair. Though arrangements are not complete, Lambeau said he has had conferences with officials of the state fair and that the game may be booked as a windup of the fair. The Packers have scheduled Moon Molinaro's Wisconsin Cardinals for their opening game at Green Bay September 5. An intra-squad scrimmage contest is billed here August 26. It was the suggestion of Coach Tom Skemp of the Lagers that Lambeau went ahead with plans for playing the game in Milwaukee but the La Crosse mentor and board of directors have not yet come to terms with the Packer management. Skemp has had several telephone conversations with Lambeau regarding the game. The Packers at first asked that the tilt be played in La Crosse. The local board, however, felt it was saddling a huge task in bringing the Chicago Cardinals here for training September 14 and a game with the Lagers September 20.
PACKERS POSTPONE INTRASQUAD GAME
AUGUST 26 (Green Bay) - The instraquad game of the Green Bay
Packers, originally schedule for tonight, was postponed today until
Sunday afternoon because of threatening weather. Officials pointed out
that the game, the first for the Packers during their current training, would
harm the Packers' new football field it it were
played on soft turf.
PACKERS TO PLAY AN INTRASQUAD GAME SUNDAY
AUGUST 29 (Green Bay) - Football fans will get an action preview of the
Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon at City stadium when Coach E.L.
Lambeau will divide his squad of 34 players into two teams for an intra-
squad contest. The game will start at 2 p.m. Besides giving the spectators
a chance to get a line on Green Bay's National league chances this year,
the game will afford Coach Lambeau an opportunity to see how the new
men stand up along the veterans of past pro football campaigns. The
teams, "Army" and "Navy", both have lineups consisting of old and new
players. The squad has been working out daily for nearly two weeks, but
Sunday's game will be the players' first competitive appearance this
season. Backs and linemen who were widely acclaimed as college
players will be put to the acid test. Their performance Sunday probably
will do much to determine what 11 men will answer the opening whistle
against the Madison Cardinals here September 5. On the following
Sunday the Packers will open their league season against the Chicago
Cardinals at the City stadium. The intra-squad contest will mark the first
game appearance in a Green Bay uniform for Lou Gordon, giant tackle
who formerly captained the Chicago Cardinals, and Wayland Becker,
onetime Green Bay East High school and Marquette University star end
who spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Bears and Brooklyn
Dodgers. The turf at City stadium has been treated by ground keepers
since last March, and the gridiron is in the best shape in its history.
Special admission prices will prevail for Sunday's game. No seats will
be reserved.
of Madison, 62 to 0, in a non-league football game here tonight. A
crowd of approximately 3,000 attended. Ten Packer players
participated in the scoring. Paul Miller and Wayland Becker making
two touchdowns apiece, and Swede Johnson, George Sauer, Joe
Laws, Hank Bruder and Bob Monnett making one each. Monnett also
kicked two extra points, with Clark Hinkle, Cal Clemens, Ernie Smith,
Miller, Laws and Bruder each adding one apiece. Monnett made the
longest run of the evening, returning a punt 53 yards for a touchdown
in the closing minutes of the game. Diminutive Miller attracted
attention in the third period, scoring twice in rapid succession on
spectacular runs, the first time reversing his field at right end to go 50
yards to score and a few minutes later racing 33 yards to tally. Becker
made both of his touchdowns on passes, taking a throw from Arnie
Herber early in the first quarter for the first score of the game and
grabbing a long pass from Harry Mattos in the same period. All of
the Packer squad members, except Buckets Goldenberg, who is injured, saw action.
LAMBEAU TELLS HOW PACKER SURPRISED BEARS - CURLY LAMBEAU
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - We sat at a luncheon discussion an approaching game with the Chicago Bears. Several officials of the Green Bay Packers were in the party. "We've got to beat them in this game," said one director. "Our whole season depends on it. The Bears are our natural rivals, and the fans will figure the year a success if we beat 'em." "Easier said than done," I replied. "The Bears are the defending champions. They've been champions two years in a two. More than that, they beat us three times last year in hair-raising games." "Well, we whipped them three in a row in 1929," put in one official defensively. I nodded. "Sure, I know, but our boys have forgotten that. We have only two men on the 1935 teams that played with us in 1929. Before we can beat the Bears we've got to convince our players the trick can be done." "Say, I believe you're right, Curly," said one of the part. "I hope so. Now, I have worked out a play I think can surprise the Bears. If it works, we can get the jump on them and give our team confidence right from the start of the game. The play will be around Don Hutson (of Alabama and Rose Bowl fame). He's the fastest man in pro football today." "What's the plan, Curly?" "Well, I'll explain it to you. We'll talk it over with the team and sell them on it. But remember, the whole thing must be kept absolutely secret. If the Bears get wind of it -." "Don't worry," they chimed in. "We'll sew up our mouths on this one." All right, what happened in the game that sultry September afternoon last year at Green Bay? The Chicago Bears with no defeats so far in 1935, were confident and cocky. When you know you are good this can be a wonderful tonic, provided you don't drink too much of it.The Packers on the other hand were grimly intent. They had a task to perform. Their minds were centered on one purpose. The Bears kicked off. Arnie Herber, our right half, got the ball on the goal line, came charging, sidestepping up the field only to be downed by a flock of Bear tacklers on our 17-yard line. Several of the Bears smiled. I imagine they were thinking it wasn't going to be hard to stop the Packers, judging from this first tackle. Our men went into our familiar box formation for the first play of the game. Now usually, on most teams, this is a test play, a plunge into the line or around end to see what kind of stuff the opposing line is made of, and how fast the minds of opposing players are working. But on this first play, Herber faced back five, ten yards. Then, with one foot on our goal line, he wheeled quickly and drew back that trusty right arm for a pass. The play was so unexpected that there wasn't a Bear within five yards of him. To pass on the first play of the game was a move that the confident Bears had not considered. All this time, Don Hutson, our left end, had been streaking far down the field. By the time Herber wheeled on the goal line to pass, Hutson had crossed the 50-yard line. Gene Ronzani of the Bears' backfield tried to keep pace with him, but the fast Don quickly outdistanced him. The ball thrown by Herber was now in the air sailing from our goal toward the Bear 40-yard line - a dream pass if you want to call it that, but one which we had practiced many times that previous week. When Don Hutson lifted up his arms to snare that pass on the Bear 40-yard line, Beattie Feathers, former Tennessee star, was the only Bear near him. As Don gathered in the ball, Feathers made a desperate lunge at his plying heels. His fingers grazed Don's speeding feet, but couldn't hang on. Hutson went on to score a touchdown. A 60-yard pass and a 40-yard run on the first play of the game! The Bears were simply rushed off their fee, physically and mentally, as prearranged, on that one play. Bob Monnett (Michigan State) converted for us, and the score stood 7-0. And that was the way the game ended. I maintain that our boys scored that victory over themselves and not over the Bears. The touchdown gave them confidence, and we went on to a splendid season, losing the league championship by only one game, after we had twice beaten the league-leading Detroit Lions. Getting the jump on opposing teams, being willing occasionally to try new and seemingly reckless maneuvers, is highly important in winning games in the pro league where the same teams meet so often during the regular season.
CARDS WILL MEET BAYS ON SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Cardinals who have chalked up five straight victories over Green Bay during the 1934 and 1935 seasons, will tackle the Packers Sunday afternoon at the City stadium in Green Bay in the opening game of the NFL. The kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. Reports from Michigan City, Ind., where the Cards have been training for three weeks, carry the news that the squad is confident of making it a half dozen in a row over Coach E.L. Lambeau's aggregation. Ever since 1921, the Cards and Bays have battled furiously in their gridiron mixups and this year the edge is all the more keen as Lou Gordon, who formerly captained the Cardinals, is now playing with Green Bay. Gordon and Coach Milan Creighton did not get along any too well last year and owner Charles Bidwell sold him to Green Bay. Ever since the deal was completed, both Gordon and Milan have been telling the world what they thought about each other. With fair weather, it looks like a 10,000 crowd. Any number of choice seats are available. Mail orders are being filled immediately in the order of their receipt. Aside from the Card-Packer game this Sunday, two other National league contests are scheduled. The New York Giants open their season in Philadelphia against Bert Bell's Eagles while Boston will invade Pittsburgh.
PACKER SQUAD CUT
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers' roster was reduced to 31 today by the release of Ed Aspatore, tackle; Ray Trampe, tackle, and Richard Oliver, back. Aspatore, formerly of Marquette, and Oliver, of Texas Christian, will play with Los Angeles in the American Legion Professional Football league, while Trampe, former Minnesota player, plans to play semipro ball at Ironwood, Mich.
PACKER GRID SQUADS BATTLE TO 6 TO 6 TIE
​AUGUST 30 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau's usually passive face was wreathed in smils as he watched the "Army" and "Navy" play to a 6 to 6 tie in an inter-squad game staged by the Green Bay Packers football team at City stadium here this afternoon. Lambeau's cheerful mien was
reflected in the face of 2,000 Packer fans who turned out to witness the
first appearance of the Bays' new squad members who hold the key to the
Packers' potential success in the National Professional Football league
this season. It is difficult to single out any of the new players for praise,
for practically all of the recruits lived up to expectations. Lou Gordon, tackle
obtained from the Chicago Cardinals, held most attention while he was in
action, for his bareheaded figure smashed through consistently to break
up "Navy" plays. Primo Miller, another lineman who was graduated last
spring from Rice Institute, made an impressive debut at tackle for "Navy"
and made an equally good showing at end later in the game. Mattos,
whose sobriquet, "Harry the Horse", is already a household byword in this
city, was kept on the sidelines with a minor injury until late in the final
period when he was inserted to try a series of passes. Mattos rifled his
first throw to Al Rose for a 41 yard gain, incompleted the next toss and then got off another long throw which Paul Miller intercepted. Mattos' passes are comparable to Herber's famous throws, having the same deadly aim, directness and distance when necessary. Richard (Red) Oliver, Texas Christian halfback, and Bernard Scherer, Nebraska end, were the only men who failed to see action today. Scherer is troubled with a stiff neck and Oliver is bothered by an injured leg. Al Rose, veteran end, went high into the air in the middle of the second period, to catch a pass from Bobby Monnett for a touchdown, which put "Navy" in the lead. Monnett's kick for the extra point was blocked. A short time later Hutson sped across the field to take a long pass from Herber for the tying score, after a similar pass attempt had been incomplete on the previous play. George Sauer attempted the kick but the ball struck a goal post.
HOW THE PACKERS GAVE BEARS JITTERS - CURLY LAMBEAU
SEPTEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - In professional football the plays of opposing teams are so thoroughly analyzed, digested and diagramed that if you play orthodox football you'll be stopped. A coach has to make the most of such elements as confidence, fear, alertness and courage to confound the opponents. I have told you how we beat the Bears last year with a long pass from behind our own goal line on the first play of the game. After that first game with the Bears we knew they had a wholesome respect for the pass receiving prowess of Don Hutson. His cavorting gave them the jitters. We knew, too, that he could act as an excellent decoy. Arnie Herber, our right half, is an excellent passer. The Bears and other feared the Herber-Hutson combination. This fear was a tremendous advantage. Our second game with the Bears was played at Wrigley field, Chicago, a month later. The Bears were grimly determined to get revenge for the 7-0 surprise whipping at Green Bay. But even at that, we managed to get deep into Bear territory in the second quarter. Ade Schwammel (Oregon) kicked a field goal to put us ahead, 3-0. Our boys had been playing fine football up to that point. After scoring, they relaxed. Three points looked might big. We had this lead into the third quarter, and it seemed enough to win the game. But it was our boys who became a little too confident at this stage, with the game apparently in the bag. The Bears suddenly took to the air, and Beattie Feathers tossed a long pass to Gene Ronzani, who slipped behind out halfbacks and galloped 40 yards for a touchdown. Then Johnny Sisk, Bear right half, broke through our right guard and center and breezed 55 yards for another touchdown. That made the score 14-3, and with a suddenness that made our heads dizzy. There were only three minutes left in the game. There was only one thing for us to do, and that was to toss the Herber-Hutson passing combination at the Bears again. We were on our 35-yard line at the time. The Bears evidently expected one of those long 60-yard passes and spread out. Herber crossed them up and tossed a short pass to Hutson. Don completed it nicely and sidestepped the entire Bear team to run 56 yards for a touchdown. It was 14-10 in favor of the Bears with about a minute and a half to play. Now the Bears began to get jittery. They kicked to us. We kicked back immediately. On the first play, the Bears, who wanted to stall, fumbled and Ernie Smith (California) recovered for us on the Bears' 17-yard line. Two short drives at the forward wall brought us to the four-yard line, but time was short. Not too short, however, for our quarterback to realize here was an opportunity to befuddle the Bears again. With Chicago massed to stop another drive at the line, Hutson ran into the flat zone, and Arnie Herber flipped an easy pass to him for a touchdown which won for us, 17-14. Luck, some may say, but I honestly believe the fear of the Herber-Hutson passing combination unnerved the Bears so much at the crucial moments that it partly paralyzed their play. 
PACKERS BUILT UP LIONS FOR BAD LETDOWN - CURLY LAMBEAU
SEPTEMBER 10 (Green Bay) - In the pro league you have to change your style with every game. Last year after we had beaten the Bears twice with passes, we met the strong Detroit Lions. The Lions figured we would resume our passing attack and were all set to stop it. But we didn't pass. We hit the line and ran the ends during the first two periods and made such good gains that it seemed to everyone we had shelved our passing for the day. Slowly the Lions began to readjust their defense to stop a running game. That is just what were wanted. They were next. We did shift tactics in the third quarter, trying 25 tosses, mostly from Herber to Hutson, or Herber to Hank Bruder or Johnny Blood, and we completed 14 of these passes, a very high percentage. Several were 55-yard passes, too. We ran up a score of 31-7 against the Lions who later won the league championship. This was the worst defeat suffered by the Lions in 1935. Whenever the Packers play a league game, we go over the game well in advance. We review our mistakes of the last game against the invaders and try to use a varied attack. Too much sameness in offense provides the other team with an excellent chance to stop such an offense, because they have prepared for it. But come up with the unexpected, backed by an adequate attack, and you may set the other team off balance. Some ten years ago the Green Bay Packers drew caustic comments from many sports writers for constantly resorting to a pass attack from near or even behind their own goal line. But most pro teams use this sort of attack now when the opportunity presents itself. We have gained more than we have lost by such daring tactics. Two years ago at Boston, Cliff Battles intercepted one of our passes thrown from near our goal and ran it back for a Boston touchdown. That the first time in five years that a pass of that kind had been brought back across our goal. We have scored numerous long gains and touchdowns by having the courage to pass near our goal line. In pro football this type of daring play has progressed so much that one often sees a run from fake punt formation which started behind the goal line. I believe a good play should always be tried, no matter how close a team is to its goal line, if there is a reasonable chance of its being completed. One of the reasons why the Chicago Bears had so much success with their famous lateral pass play when they first introduced it was that the unwinding of the play seemed to create great uneasiness on the opposing team. But we have studies that lateral pass play closely and now have a defense for it which is effective most of the time. We no longer fear it, and the Bears cannot use it to get the jump on us as they did several years ago. The long pass is a means of getting a jump on an opponent and its effect is demoralizing. In our second game with the Detroit Lions in 1935 Arnie Herber faded back to our 38-yard line and whipped a 50-yard pass to Johnny Blood who took it on the Detroit 20 and galloped 20 yards more for a touchdown. That is covering a lot of ground in a short time. Later in the same quarter when the Packers got down in scoring territory, Herber whipped a 45-yard pass to Don Hutson who took it on the Detroit 15 and went unmolested the rest of the way to the goal. Yes, the long pass, when properly executed is a fine weapon. Recall what the New York Giants did to the Chicago Bears in the world's championship game in 1934. Trailing at halftime, the Giants came out on the gridiron in the third quarter wearing tennis shoes which gave the a much better footing in the snow and ice than the Bears who wore the heavy regulation type of shoes. The Giants passed and ran the Bears almost to death and won the championship. That was the case of getting the jump on an opponent through unorthodox means.
PACKERS RELEASE CROFT TO PIRATES
SEPTEMBER 10 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers today announced the release of Bill Croft, former Utah guard, to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Croft came to the Packers early this year from the Brooklyn Dodgers. Lambeau said only Buckets Goldenberg and Herman Schneidman, both backs, probably would be absent from the lineup when the Packers open the league season against the Chicago Cardinals here Sunday because of injuries.
CARDS AND BAYS HOLD WORKOUTS
SEPTEMBER 11 (Green Bay) - With the Cardinals already on the scene, interest in the National Professional Football league opener between Coach Milan Creighton's southside Chicagoans and the Green Bay Packers is reaching record proportions. The game will start at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in City stadium at Green Bay. The Cardinals arrived in Green Bay Thursday morning, coming direct from Michigan City, Ind., after three weeks of strenuous training. Practice under the direction of Coach Creighton was resumed here today, while a stone's throw away the Packers continued their preparations for the contest. Eleven backs are included on the red clad Chicago squad's roster this year. Those working out include the veterans Dave Cook, Mike Mikulak, Al Nichelini, Hal Pangle, Phil Sarboe and Howard Vaughan as well as an impressive group of newcomers. Vaughan was among the ace backs on the championship Detroit Lions last season and came to the Cardinals in a trade for Pete Peterson. The other backs are Clarence Kellogg, Marvin "Swede" Ellstrom, Jimmy Lawrence and Chuck McBride. During its long training period, the Cardinal aggregation bowled over a strong South Bend semipro outfit by a 70 to 0 score. An already great aerial attack proved to be strengthened by the addition of Vaughan, and Coach Curly Lambeau has fashioned much of his defensive work around breaking up forward passes. The Packers also did well in their practice appearance against the Madison Cardinals, winning by a 62 to 0 score. Both teams rate as pennant contenders.
MENTAL ATTITUDE IMPORTANT FACTOR IN GRID BATTLES - CURLY LAMBEAU
SEPTEMBER 11 (Green Bay) - We may beat the New York Giants badly in a game, but three weeks later the Giants beat us by an overwhelming score. How come? The difference is mostly explained, I think, by the mental attitude of the players. Scores may indicate that technically and physically there is not much to choose between the two teams. But the importance of being mentally set means a whole lot. A defeated team steams itself up to avenge a previous defeat. In my 17 years as a pro coach, I've seen enough to know that the desire for revenge is a powerful factor. Sometimes it acts as a boomerang, however. It can key up the players so much that they make many mistakes. For example, the Chicago Cardinals beat us three times in a row in 1935 and cost us the pennant. The scores were close, 7-6, 6-3, and 10-6. We lost two of those three game because we were overanxious, for in both of them we knocked four times at the Cardinal goal. After the first game, in which we were beaten by a point, our boys were wild for revenge in the second game. But we lost this by a placekick by Paul Pardonner, Purdue, who incidentally kicked the winning point in the first game of the Cards. By this time we were in a sweet mood. Studying statistics of the two first games, we consoled ourselves with the fact that we had outplayed the Cards, and that surely luck would smile on us in the third game. But it did not, and although our boys played their hearts out, and outgained the Cards, they lost again. The Chicago Bears, on the other hand, had the Indian sign on the Cards and beat them once and tied them once, thereby keeping the Cards from winning the championship. We were able to beat the Bears twice in 1935, but were unable to beat the Cardinals. The physical factors in all these games were about the same, but the difference lay in the various mental attitudes the players entertained for these games.
PACKERS OPEN PRO GRID YEAR AGAINST CARDS
SEPTEMBER 12 (Green Bay) - With one of the most
promising squads in years, the Green Bay Packers will open
their 1936 campaign in the National Professional Football
league here tomorrow against a team they would much
rather defeat than any other two outfits in the circuit, the
Chicago Cardinals. The kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at City
stadium. This first game will be one of the crucial encounters
of the present season. The Cardinals have posted wins over
the Bays five times in the last two years, and it was the three
defeats at their hands last season which kept the Packers
from a championship. This year, however, the Packers
believe they have the combination which will come out the
victorious over their old rivals. One cog in this combination
is Lou Gordon, giant tackle who did a lot to dim Packers
hopes for victory when he played with the Cardinals last
year. This year he is with the Packers after he had a falling
out with Milan Creighton, and he is more anxious even than
the rest of the squad to come out of the game with the
Cardinals' shirts. Almost the same lineup which started
against Green Bay in the first game here last season will be
available for duty tomorrow. Smith, Blazine, Cuppoletti,
Hughes, Handler, Mehringer and Wilson are the same line,
with the exception of Mehringer. Sarboe will be at quarter,
with Vaughan and Cook at halves and Mikulak at full. The
game will also mark a renewal of the feud between Iron
Mike Mikulak and Clarke Hinkle, Cardinal and Packer
fullbacks, respectively. All of the Packers except Goldenberg will be in shape for the game. Don Hutson, Arnie Herber, Harry Mattos and Paul Miller, favorites with local crowds, will be in there to give the spectators as many thrills as they can absorb.
PACKERS TO PLAY LAST GAME WITH MADISON BEFORE LEAGUE OPENERS
SEPTEMBER 2 (Green Bay) - The Madison Cardinals, headed by Moon Molinaro, Jim Nellen, Harry Pike and Jack Ferguson, former Wisconsin varsity football stars, will tackle the Green Bay Packers here Saturday night at the City stadium. This game with the Capital City gridders is the final preliminary for Coach E.L. Lambeau's squad of 34 huskies before they open the NFL schedule here Sunday September 13 with the Chicago Cardinals, the team that smacked Green Bay down to defeat three successive games during the 1935 season. Saturday night's contest which will start promptly at 8 p.m. is the first time that the Packers have ever played under the lights at home and the starlight attraction is expected to attract a capacity throng. Except for Buckets Goldenberg, who acquired a chipped bone in his right foot during Saturday's intra-squad practice game, the Packers have no major casualties, and Lambeau expects that all the rest will be in fine shape for Saturday night's struggle with the Cardinals.
PACKERS PLAY MADISON TEAM
SEPTEMBER 3 (Green Bay) - After a two-day recess in Chicago where they attended the All Star-Detroit Lions football game the Green Bay Packers resumed practice today for Saturday night's engagement with the Madison Cardinals at the City stadium. The kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday's game will be the first home appearance of the Packers under lights, and it will launch a formidable schedule for the Madison players. They have lined up games with Cleveland and Des Moines, and are tentatively booked against the Providence Steam Rollers, Newark Orange club, the Wessington Athletic club of Doug Wycoff, and the Doyle club of Rochester, N.Y. Jim Nellen, star of the University of Wisconsin Badgers last year, has signed up with the Cardinals, and will play at his usual guard position when the Madison team kicks off against the Packers Saturday. Nellen, considered by many Badger folowers have been responsible for the stellar work of the university line in its suicide schedule last season, is the kind of player any coach likes to see in his forward wall. His work in the Minnesota and Chicago games while under Coach C.W. Spears was worth the price of admission alone. Nellen and his mates in the line will give support to a hard running collection of backs, including Rubini, Donaldson, Wilson, Schwager, Dosch and Pike, all of Wisconsin, and Evans, Pittsburgh. Rains this week have improved further the excellent City stadium playing field, and the teams will appear upon as fine a turf as either as ever seen.
PACKER 11 BOWLS OVER CARDS, 62-0
SEPTEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - Scoring in every period, the Green Bay Packers inundated the Wisconsin Cardinals
GREEN BAY SHRIEKS WELCOME TO PACKERS
DECEMBER 15 (Green Bay) - Green Bay belonged to the Packers Tuesday to have and to hold as long as the National league football champions desired it. The conquering Packers came home Monday night and took over the city amid the thundering cheers of the proud residents. They were welcomed in a rousing demonstration at the Milwaukee road station after returning from New York, where they won the championship Sunday by beating Boston, 21 to 6. Police Captain H.J. Bero estimated that 10,000 fans were at the station, shouting, cheering and whistling as the train pulled up through rows of red flares. Huge spotlights, erected atop poles for the occasions, cast beams on the crowd and train. As each player stepped from the coach he was born aloft to a waiting automobile. Through gaily decorated streets the procession moved. The town was bright with lights and color and everywhere the spirit of festivity was apparent. The celebration continued throughout the night. It was the fourth such celebration for Green Bay. In 1929, 1930 and 1931 the team won national titles and received similar welcomes. On Wednesday night the team will be feted at a public banquet. Eight hundred tickets have been sold.
HERBER GREATEST PASSER OF 1936 SEASON
DECEMBER 16 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers can boast of the outstanding individual performer of the season as well as the championship of the National Professional Football league. Statistics for the 1936 12-game season merely amounted to a formal announcement that forward passing honors were won by Arnold (Flash) Herber of the Packers. He has been "in the bag" for some time. With so much emphasis placed on passes, his feat of completing 77 of 173 forwards for an aggregate gain of of 1,239 yards goes down in the record books are one of the most remarkable achievements of the pro game and, perhaps, since the first game of football was played. Herber didn't stop with the end of the regular campaign on December 6. In the playoff game against the Boston Redskins for the title last Sunday he pitched six strikes to receivers for 129 yards, two of them resulting in touchdowns. Ed Matesic of the Pittsburgh Pirates finished second to Herber. He completed 64 of 138 passes for 850 yards; Phil Sarboe, who divided the season with the Chicago Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers, completed 47 of 114 for 680 yards, and Ed Danowski of the New York Giants, 47 of 104 for 515 yards. Dutch Clark of the Detroit Lions threw only 71 passes, but he competed 38 for 467 yards. Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, the Giants' rugged rookie, wound up his first season in the big league at the head of the list of ground gainers. Tuffy lugged the ball 206 times and gained 830 yards. Only three yards behind was the rough-riding Ace Gutowsky of the Detroit Lions who charged 827 yards in 191 whacks. Dutch Clark, Cliff Battles of the Redskins and George Grosvenor of the Cardinals finished only 16 yards apart. Clark gained 628 in only 123 attempts; Battled 614 in 176,and Grosvenor 612 in 170. Taking it from the other angle Herber was the least effective of the ball carriers. He chalked up a net loss of 32 yards in 20 attempts. Herber's nearest forward passing rival, Matesic, intercepted 16 passes.
PRO LOOP PRESIDENT IS "BUNDLE OF HUSTLE"
DECEMBER 15 (New York) - Our nomination for the liveliest human bundle in and out of the sports world today goes to Joe Carr, the little white haired Irishman with the spotlight smile that knocks and boosts have been unsuccessfully trying to wipe off for almost half a century. Joseph Francis Carr is his full name. Since his first promotion as a dreamer of 17 in his home town of Columbus, O., Joe has been a dynamic figure on a sports trail guided with easy money and calloused by hard knocks. He's a super salesman of sport. He's president of the National Professional Football league, which he organized in 1921 and lifted to the status of respect, power and riches by the force of his genius and hustly. He's promotional director of minor league baseball, a near defunct organization of 12 operating leagues when he took over the seemingly hopeless job just four years ago but now a thriving group of 26 leagues with four more coming up '37 and the Irishman well on his way toward his goal of 50 leagues by 1938. He's the recognized "peacemaker" of professional sports organization. "Page Joe Carr' is a byword among sports promoters who find themselves deadlocked and ready to split up over issues of policy. And Joe, armed with his big grin and old fashioned horse sense, never has been known to fail in his role. 
PACKERS WILL GET BID TONIGHT FOR ALL-STAR GAME
DECEMBER 16 (Green Bay) - With all available tickets, including 800 dinner reservations and more than 700 balconry seats sold, Green Bay's citizenry will play a final formal tribute to its 1936 Packers football team at a testimonial banquet tonight at the Columbus Community club. A feature of the evening will be the formal invitation by the promoter of the annual college All-Star game in Chicago each summer for the Packers to represent the pro league against the cream of the 1936 collegiate grid crop at Soldiers Field next August. Moving pictures of last Sunday's title contest will also be shown. After announcing that tentative plans have been made for the Packers to play a combination team of the Detroit Lions' and Chicago Cardinals' players at Denver New Years Day, two more post-season games at Los Angeles and another in San Francisco late in January, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau expressed his analysis of the Packers' success formula this season. "Morale did it," the veteran Bay leader declared. "Every man was working all the time. Can you imagine an extended professional football trip during which every man was in bed every night at 11:30 and no player broke training so far to take a glass of beer."
TRIBUTE PAID TO PRO CHAMPS AT GREEN BAY
DECEMBER 17 (Green Bay) - Green Bay, a town old in the art of hailing football champions, outdid itself here Wednesday night showing what it thought of its present Packer champions. In the fourth such celebration Green Bay has held - one for each of the National league championships the Packers won - the old town exceeded in expressions of civic pride and enthusiasm anything of any other year. Nine hundred fans put on their best bibs and tuckers for the dinner, sponsored by the Lions club at the Columbus Community club, and several hundred more packed the galley of the hall. But they were only the lucky once. They were the ones who bought their tickets on time. The others, hundreds of them, had to be refused as early as last Monday because they came too late. The committee, headed by Owen B. Smith, estimated it turned down as many request for tickets as it filled. The highlight of an evening full of laudatory speeches was provided by Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, who officially invited the Packers to face the college all-stars in the fourth annual charity game at Soldier field, Chicago, next September 1 or 2. Coach Curly Lambeau, on behalf of the football corporation, accepted the invitation. Lambeau also paid a sparkling tribute to the champions he coached when he declared that this was the smartest Packer eleven he has ever had - and that goes back to the very beginning of pro football here - and also the greatest training team. "It wasn't a case of abstinence from smoking and drinking with these boys," he said. "It was a case of watching every rule of good health down to everyday diet. I've never had a team that trained as conscientiously as this one." He recalled several games and plays to show what smart ball characterized this season. Each member of the team was called upon to say a few words and then presented with a gold wrist watch. Dr. W.W. Kelly of the football corporation introduced the players. All were present ezcept Johnny Blood, who stopped off in Pittsburgh on the way back from the Boston game in New York Sunday; Tony Paleukas, who stopped off at his home in Washington, Pa.; and Wayland Becker. George Sauer, Don Hutson, Ernie Smith and Clark Hinkle also received hams from a Chicago packing company for having scored in the game against the Bears in Chicago. In a kind gesture to the man whose accurate passes meant so much to the Packers, Hutson, ace pass receiver on the squad, presented his man to "L'il Arnie" as he called Arnie Herber. The principal speakers included Mayor John V. Diener, Lee Joannes, president of the football corporation; Dick Smith, assistant coach; Arch Ward, Russ Winnie of WTMJ, whose "wire broadcasts" brought down the house again; Curly Lambeau and visiting newspaper men. Many telegrams were read, including one from Mayor Kelly of Chicago, welcoming the Packers to the 1937 all-star game. Lavvie Dilweg, one of Green Bay's immortals, was toastmaster. Lambeau, in closing his address, said that the Packers would probably take an exhibition tour that would include games at Denver January 1, at Los Angeles and San Francisco later in the month and either at the mardi gras in New Orleans in February or in Honolulu.
GREEN BAY ENDS LEAD LEAGUE AS PASS RECEIVERS
DECEMBER 17 (New York) - If a football team has Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein of the Green Bay Packers, and Bill Hewitt of the Bears and Wayne Milner of the Redskins, to take turns playing the end positions, it would possess the finest collection of wingmen in the world. The Packers, winning the national championship, were fortunate enough to have Hutson and Gantenbein. Together, these two sticky fingered fellows shared 49 passes. Hutson tops all the pass receivers in the official pass receiving records published Wednesday. He caught 34 for a league record and gained 562 yards with them. This yardage gained by catching passes is also a record. Gantenbein snared 15 for 221 yards.
PACKERS TO PLAY IN DENVER ON NEW YEARS
DECEMBER 19 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers announced last night that the National League champions will play a combination Detroit and Chicago Cardinal eleven at Denver New Year's Day. The coach said the Packers also will play the Los Angeles Bulldogs and Chicago Bears at Los Angeles in January.
SMITH TO MANAGE HOPKINSVILLE NINE
DECEMBER 22 (Green Bay) - Richard (Red) Smith, former Madison Blues catcher who managed the Milwaukee Brewer farm at Fieldale, Va., last year after a short stay with the American Association champions, will manage the Hopkinsville, Ky., farm for the Brewers next season. Smith, enroute to the west coast with the Green Bay Packers football team, national pro grid champions, visited in Madison Monday. He is the line coach of the Packers. Smith conferred with President Henry Bendinger of the Brewers in Milwaukee Monday morning and signed an agreement to manage the Hopkinsville farm next season. The Fieldale club is being abandoned this year by the Brewers. Smith will go to the Brewers' spring training base at Biloxi, Miss., to help Manager Al Sothoron with the Brewers rookies.
BEARS, PACKERS WILL BATTLE ONCE MORE AT LOS ANGELES, JAN. 24
DECEMBER 29 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears will get another crack at the National Professional Football league champion Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles January 24. The battle will be the climax of a western tour announced today by Owner George Halas of the Bears. The invasion will open Sunday January 3 at Houston against the Texas All-Stars. From Houston, the Bears will go to Los Angeles to meet the Los Angeles Bulldogs January 10, and a week later will play at either San Francisco or San Diego. The Bears will return to Los Angeles to battle the Packers with whom they split even in two games during the regular National league season. A fifth game in California may be scheduled, Halas said.
PACKERS TO INCREASE SEATING CAPACITY OF THEIR GRID STADIUM
DECEMBER 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, Inc., announced today that plans had been completed for the construction of 5,000 additional seats at City stadium here, at a cost of $12,000. Work will be started at once, and when completed will give the stadium a seating capacity of between 18,000 and 20,000. The additional seats are made necessary by the increased demand for accommodations at the Green Bay Packer home games. Attendance this year was about 20 percent higher than in 1935. Several thousand fans were turned away from the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears games here last season because of the limited seating facilities.
PACKERS WILL SHOOT PASSES
DECEMBER 30 (Denver) - Arnold Herber and Don Hutson, Green Bay Packer stars known as pro football's best battery, remember one game in which they couldn't connect on a single forward pass. That game was played in the Denver University stadium last New Year's Day. Herber and Hutson performed with a hastily-assembled team of professionals in a clash with the Detroit Lions, 1935 pro league champions, and took a terrific pasting. It will be different, says Hutson, former Alabama end, when Green Bay tangled with Brooklyn here Friday. "Arnold and I didn't have a chance here last year," he said, "because those all-stars hadn't been together long enough to be coordinated, plan any blocking for the passer and devise any pass plays. We didn't look so hot then, but this year it will be a different story. Arnie will have plenty of protection and you may be sure we're going to bear down."