1936 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Twenty-six men, a major portion of the Green Bay Packers' 1936 fighting squadron which within four weeks will launch a new campaign along the NFL front, took to the field at Joannes park yesterday afternoon to mark the official opening of the team's training season. Coinciding with the first practice, the volunteer workers upon whose efforts will depend the success of the season ticket campaign, took to the streets, homes and offices today to line up a record total of Green Bay backers for the professional team. There will be no official report on the sales progress until Friday night, when solicitors will meet with Packer corporation officials at Joannes Brothers company, but President L.H. Joannes expects this first vigorous week of work to produce heavy dividends...THREE ARRIVE LATE: Seven Packers were missing from yesterday's drill, but three of them - Lon Evans, Red Oliver and Primo Miller - were on hand today, having arrived last night. This will leave only the following as absentees: Tar Schwammel, who has been ill; Ernie Smith, expected to arrive today; Bernard Scherer, who is at army camp, and Don Hutson, playing baseball in the south. The 26 who reported yesterday, for the most part, looked rugged, fit and ready for the campaign. There were few cases of overweight, which attracted the immediate attention of Trainer Dave Woodward, and in general the crowd of 1,500 which witnessed the drill saw a squad in the best of early-season form. Coach E.L. Lambeau and Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith were two of the busiest men on the field. Smith dealt directly with the linemen, while Lambeau, in addition to working with the backs, resumed his duties as general director of the entire practice session...CROWD GROWS RAPIDLY: The Packers were greeted by a fair-sized crowd when they first appeared on the field, shortly after 1:30. They were armed with skipping ropes and soon were busy in this activity, while the rapidly growing group of fans attempted to identify the various newcomers. Russ Letlow, the San Francisco lineman, looks something like Cal Hubbard, and the resemblance probably will be heightened when Letlow gets into uniform. The Packers yesterday were togged our in grey sweatsuits for practice purposes. The new backs present attracted a lot of attention. Harry Mattos' passing was excellent, and Paul Miller, the South Dakota State back displayed speed to burn. Cal Clemens of U.S.C. is a splendidly built halfback who seemed to carry speed and an ability to shift gears while in motion. The new linemen had no opportunity to display their wares during the season, which of course, included no scrimmage, but several of them made their first appearances with a Green Bay squad - Wayland Becker, Ed Aspatore, Lou Gordon, Letlow, Bill Croft, Ray Trampe, Nebb Elduayan and Tony Paleukas...SMITH TAKES LINEMAN: Lambeau soon divided up his squad, and turning the linemen over to Smith, watched some of the backs punt, while others received. The kickers were Clarke Hinkle, Arnold Herber, Swede Johnston, Clemens, Hank Bruder and George Sauer, and the receivers were Bob Monnett, Herman Schneidman, Joe Laws, Buckets Goldenberg, Miller and Matos. Frank Butler centered the ball. With Smith in charge, the line drill was conducted at the same time. First he lined up a seven-man wall which had Al Rose at left end, Champ Seibold at left tackle, Tiny Engebretsen at left guard, George Svendsen at center, Walt Kiesling at right guard, Lou Gordon at right tackle and Milt Gantenbein at right end. Later Croft stepped in at left guard, Elduayan at right guard and Trampe at right tackle as Smith shifted his men about. The backs continued their work under Lambeau, the halfbacks carrying the ball and the fullbacks practicing spinner plays as the head coach commenced to outline the first skeleton plays of the season. There were short passes over the line, and a general alignment of backfield talent...TOSS THE OVAL: Soon the session developed into a forward passing exhibition, with Mattos, Monnett, Herber, Hinkle and Miller doing the flinging, and Becker, Gantenbein, Sauer and Rose nabbing the ball. Joe Laws called the signals during the maneuver. There followed a period of signal drill and dummy scrimmage, with the men split arbitrarily into two teams. Some of the best talent on the squad served as "substitutes", while the other men ran through signals as follows: Team No. 1 - Rose and Gantenbein, ends; Seibold and Aspatore, tackles; Letlow and Elduayan, guards; Butler, center; Goldenberg, blocking quarterback; Mattos and Herber, halfbacks; and Johnston, fullback; Team No. 2 - Becker and Bruder, ends; Trampe and Gordon, tackles; Croft and Kiesling, guards; Paulekas, center; Clemens, blocking quarter; Miller and Laws, halfbacks; Hinkle, full. The session was closed with the usual windsprints. Champ Seibold and Trampe led the linemen to the tape in a dead heat, while Paul Miller breezed home ahead of the backs. He was followed closely by Cal Clemens. Lou Gordon led the linemen for the first 50 yards, and wasn't far behind at the finish.
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - How do the Packers look? It's the annual big question in Green Bay's sporting life, asked with new emphasis this season as fans of the big Bay gridiron machine look to the approaching schedule with the hope born of a community which has a big, powerful football team at its disposal. No one, naturally, is so unintelligent as to predict a 7 to 0 victory over the Bears, a 13 to 6 licking against the Cardinals and other gridiron pleasantries, when the squad has been practicing just one day. But the boys look good. They appear to be better conditioned than the average team at the start of the practice period, and there is no arguing that they are in great mental spirits for the serious work ahead. Probably the man who attracted the most attention at yesterday's practice was Lou Gordon, the giant tackle acquired from the Chicago Cardinals. There's something mighty interesting about an enemy who suddenly becomes a friend. One of the Packers remarked that if Gordon causes the Cardinals half the grief he handed the Packers last year, he'll be a worthwhile investment. Russ Letlow drove east from California with his wife and their month-old son. The baby, said Russ, stood the trip better than anyone. Lonnie Evans arrived too late for the practice, and attended the Municipal Softball league program last night with Buckets Goldenberg...We're telling you that the condition of the Packer linemen seems to indicate that there will be a few injuries in the rival ranks this fall. A couple of big fellows turned up overweight, but they worked hard and seem slated to lose the blubber...The veterans who have been playing softball and working around town all summer look as well conditioned as any, Milt Gantenbein, Clarke Hinkle, Arnold Herber, Hank Bruder, George Sauer and George Svendsen...A newcomer who appears to be in the pink is Cal Clemens, the former U.S.C. speedster. His legs are tanned black and he is built like a dash man...Tony Paleukas and Bill Croft are a pair of stocky linemen...Ed Aspatore, formerly of Fond du Lac High school and Marquette university, is another husky appearing newcomer...The Packers were to drill at 2 o'clock today, and they will hold double practices on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Business is booming in Packer season football tickets these days, according to E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the sales. The temporary office of the Football corporation, 408 Northern building (Phone Adams 6180) is open from morning to night and there has been a surprising number of "drop in" customer. The ticket solicitors all are reporting good success and a lot of new business is turning up, Spachmann said. Directors of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will meet Friday night at Joannes Brothers company, and the first official reports of the sales drive will be presented at that session...ORDER TICKETS EARLY: Spachman is urging all the Packer fans to place their ticket orders immediately so that deliveries can be made at least a week before the non-league opening game with the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison Saturday, Sept. 5. This will be the first night contest that the Green Bay professional squad ever had played at City stadium. President L.H. Joannes, who is handling the Packer program, reports that the industrial plants and business institutions are rallying to the cause in fine shape. However, there still is some choice space open and he is anxious to hear from any firm or individual wanted to be listed on the Packer "honor roll"...HOLD MEETING TONIGHT: The Packer Legion police force will meet tonight at the Legion building at 7:30 to line up the park patrol force for the coming season. H.J. Bero, chairman of the grounds committee of the Football corporation, wants all those seeking jobs to be on hand promptly. Some assignments will be handed out and the foundation laid for a stadium police guard which will tighter than ever at the Packer games. Thursday is the deadline for bids on concessions. All proposals, accompanied by certified checks covering the amount of the bid, must be filed with Bero at City Hall. The executive board of the Football corporation will act on the bids at Friday night's meeting.
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.
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - With the absentee list sliced
down to three, the Green Bay Packers conducted their
second official practice session in the melting heat of
Joannes park yesterday afternoon, pointing toward the
opening of a NFL campaign which is now less than a
month away. Ernie Smith, Red Oliver, Primo Miller and
Lon Evans joined the squad yesterday, leaving only Tar
Schwammel, Don Hutson and Bernard Scherer listed as
missing. Schwammel is expected to arrive today or
tomorrow from his Pomona, Calif. home; Scherer, who
has been in army camp, is due on Thursday; Hutson 
will reach Green Bay Saturday...FLIES TO CHICAGO:
Ernie Smith made a fast trip from California, flying to
Chicago and taking a train from there to Green Bay. He
looked fit and ready to pick up where he left off last fall.
Ernie has been playing much golf, tennis and handball,
in addition to swimming, and is in fine condition. Lon
Evans, who arrived after Monday's drill, is back in his 
old spot at guard, where Coach E.L. Lambeau expects
he will have his greatest season. Oliver, the former Texas Christian speedster, bears a marked resemblance to the old Packer favorite, Joseph (Red) Dunn. he may do some signal calling for the Packers this season. Oliver is big and apparently fast. Primo Miller, the new left tackle, is exceptionally rangy. He weighs about 217 pounds, and is beautifully built...FULLS PRACTICE SPINNERS: With Frank Butler flipping the ball, Buckets Goldenberg and Swede Johnston practiced spinner plays at the start of yesterday's drill, with George Sauer and Bobby Monnett doing the faking. Short passing and calisthenics followed after which the squad broke up, Assistant Coach Red Smith taking the linemen and Coach Lambeau looking over the punters. The kicking was stepped up a notch from the previous day, and showed marked improvement, Sauer in particular getting off some long, high punts. He shared the punting duties with Harry Mattos, Paul Miller, Wayland Becker, Arnold Herber, Clarke Hinkle, Cal Clemens and Swede Johnston. The receivers were Goldenberg, Monnett, Joe Laws, Oliver and Hank Bruder. The tackles, guards and ends practiced going down under the kicks...TEAM MELT DOWN: The temperature was very oppressive, and the overweight boys soon began to melt down to normal. Coach Lambeau called his backs into a single drill, in which several of the team's new plays were given a thorough rehearsing. With Butler at center, one backfield had Herman Schneidman at blocking quarter, Mattos and Monnett at halfbacks and Goldenberg at full. Another group, for which Tony Paulekas flipped the oval, included Clemens at quarter, Laws and Paul Miller at halves and Johnston at full. The third backfield, which is a likely bet to start a number of the season's games, averaged about 205 pounds in weight, with Hank Bruder at blocking quarter, Sauer and Hinkle at halfbacks and Hinkle at full.
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - Two and a half hours of strenuous drill, reminiscent of a mid-season practice schedule, kept the Green Bay Packer squad of 30 men on its collective feet yesterday, and at the conclusion of the lengthy drill Coach E.L. Lambeau expressed himself as satisfied with the progress the squad is making. Many hours of work remain, however, before the professional football unit will be ready for competition. The Packers will see action for the first time Wednesday, Aug. 26, when they will conduct a night scrimmage between two teams picked from the squad. Three Packers - Tar Schwammel, Bernard Scherer and Donald Hutson - still are missing, but the squad will be complete this weekend. Lambeau received a telegram from Schwammel yesterday, saying the big tackle was en route east, and was leaving Rock Springs, Wyo., for Green Bay. He added that he was feeling fine despite his attack of summer influenza and that he expected to reach Green Bay sometime Friday...ANOTHER END ARRIVES: Scherer will be in tonight. He is a reserve officer and has completed a tour of army camp. Hutson, playing baseball in the South, will be the last to report, but Lambeau expects him on Saturday. This will be the earliest in years that the entire Packer squad has assembled, and the coach plans to take advantage of the situation, aiming to get the men in playing condition well before the first kickoff. He will start contact work this weekend, with scrimmage a possibility for Sunday. Last night the Packers, 30 strong, assembled at the Beaumont hotel for a long skull session, during which they reviewed all the squad's plays to date, worked on their defense and were given their annual instructions on behavior and training. Today was to be the first day in their new training quarters under the south stands of City stadium. The building includes four rooms - a dressing room for the players, trainer's room, shower room and store room. Henceforth the Packers will have their headquarters at the basic scene of their gridiron operations - City stadium...PRIMO IS FAST: The entire squad was chased through passing and receiving drill yesterday, to give the coach an opportunity to see how versatile the linemen are. The stunt revealed that Primo Miller, the big Rice tackle, has plenty of speed. Miller reported underweight, as he has been attending school all summer and has had little opportunity to work out. Coach Lambeau expects him to add more beef to his 217 pounds soon. Red Oliver, the Texas Christian halfback who probably will do considerable of the signal barking this season, along with Harry Mattos and others, is likely to be the fastest man on the squad, unless Don Hutson retains his supremacy in that department. Oliver gets off to a fast start and keeps going at a high rate of speed. Buckets Goldenberg is being used again at fullback, and appears to have picked up some additional speed. The shift was made when Lambeau found himself with plenty of available blocking backs, and Buckets may be kept at the fullback position. Wayland Becker, the Marquette end, showed some form in grabbing passes yesterday. The squad wound up with a dummy scrimmage and the snappiest signal drill it has had to date...POLICE FORCES LINED UP: The Legion police force for the Packer games was lined up at last night's meeting. H.J. Bero, who again will be in charge of policing at the City stadium, presided at the session which was attended by more than 100 applicants for jobs. Gate men were assigned to their posts and the "outside" fence patrol organized. Legion men who work inside the park were given their positions. Walter Mott, head usher for the Football corporation, has called a meeting of the ushers for next Wednesday night at the Legion building. All those desiring posts in the usher squad must attend the session.
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - The 1936 squad of the Green Bay Packers, Coach Curly Lambeau believes, is the fastest the Packers ever have had. There doesn't appear to be a slow back on the team, and the linemen have plenty of ability to pick 'em up and, subsequently, to lay 'em down. The season's title of being the fastest man on the squad won't go to Don Hutson this season without a struggle. For one thing, Red Oliver may take it away from him. If he doesn't, Paul Miller probably will. Cal Clemens is another newcomer with a world of speed, and the windsprints this season really should present some hot talent.
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Their first taste of body contact work for the present season was ordered for the Green Bay Packers today by Coach E.L. Lambeau, following another mansized practice period at Joannes park yesterday. There will be a scrimmage Sunday afternoon, in preparation for the "all star" practice game at City stadium next Wednesday evening, when the squad will be divided into two teams for a colorful exhibition contest. Considerable discussion prevails among Packer players concerning the makeup of the team, as Coach Lambeau has not revealed his selections. A regulation game with the usual officials will be played, with only the kickoff omitted. Instead of this feature, the ball will be placed in scrimmage on the 30-yard line...NO BAD INJURIES: There were a few ailing Packers on the field yesterday, but nothing that resembled a serious injury. Trainer Dave Woodward is concentrating on Herman Schneidman, blocking back, who is troubled with a pained leg muscle, and he is also working on Nebb Elduayan, who has had trouble getting the spring in his legs, due possibly to overworked muscles. Harry Mattos is nursing a bad cold; Paul Miller has his hand bandaged following contact with a noxious weed; and half a dozen Packers have acquired foot blisters. Otherwise, the squad has no complaints. This week the Packers have lost an average of six pounds of excess weight in each workout, the most impressive record going to Swede Johnston, fullback, who worked off 10 pounds in one drill. Of course, the Packers get these pounds right back with rest and a couple of meals, but the overweight boys are melting down to fighting size...BUILD UP WIND: Lots of windsprints to build up endurance were on yesterday's program, and today Lambeau called a double drill session, morning and afternoon. There will be an afternoon drill tomorrow, and Sunday's scrimmage will start at 2:30 p.m. The punters drew the special attention of the coach yesterday. George Sauer, Clarke Hinkle and Arnold Herber in particular got off some high, long boots while the rest of the backs were chased through a dummy scrimmage. New plays are being added to the squad's repertoire each day, as soon as the previous plays are assimilated. Harry Mattos' forward passing is drawing plenty of attention, and Lambeau feels the swarthy St. Mary's halfback may be the answer to the perennial problem - who'll take Red Dunn's place? Mattos also had a commanding voice and has sounded good in the signal caller's spot. He is working at left halfback, while Red Oliver, the speedy Texas Christian back, has been placed at right half. Russ Letlow is looking perfectly at home at left guard, the wide open spot left vacant by the absence of Mike Michalske, now assistant coach at Lafayette university, Easton, Pa. In addition to Letlow, the Packer left guards are Tiny Engebretsen and Bill Croft, leaving Lambeau to believe that the situation will be kept well under control.
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Officers and directors of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will meet with volunteer solicitors at a season ticket sales meeting tonight at Joannes Brothers company to check over the first week of the drive, which promises to be one of the most successful
campaigns ever carried on in the interest of professional
football in Green Bay. While Coach E.L. Lambeau is 
busy molding a topnotch gridiron machine into shape,
the business executives of the organization have been
working just as hard to set the stage perfectly for a
successful season...OPENING GAME SOON: The
season ticket sale and football program are the high
spots in the Packer financial offensive, as the opening
game Sat., Sept. 5, is only two weeks away and there
is no end of detail to be ironed out in the meantime. Not
since the boom days of 1929, which was the first year
that Green Bay won the national championship, have 
the season tickets been moving so lively. Veteran
solicitors claim that little or no sales talk is necessary,
and that the majority of prospects called upon seem 
glad to sign on the dotted line as an expression of their
loyalty to the football team which has put Green Bay on the sport world's map in capital letters. Carl Holznecht, one of the Football corporation's veteran solicitors, ran out of his share of order books Thursday and had to get a new supply. "Everybody is ready to get on the bandwagon," Holznecht said, "and many of my regular season ticket customers are doubling their reservations."...INTEREST AT PEAK: "Football interest is at its peak right now and if the ticket sales force will keep on plunging, I am confident that we should go over the $10,000 peak which we hung up in the 1935 drive. I am getting a lot of orders, too, for single game tickets with requests for the Cardinals, Detroit and Boston contest ducats nearly as heavy as for the Chicago Bear battle," he added. E.A. (Spike) Spachmann and his ticket office force are working overtime listing the ticket applications and preparing the mailing lists so that when the pasteboards are received from the printer it will be possible to start the distribution of the tickets immediately. "It looks like a banner season for the Packers, from a season ticket sale point of view," said Spachmann, who has handled the Football corporation tickets for a dozen years. "Never in my connection with the Packers has there been such an encouraging first week's sale and if this keeps up we should hit a new high mark before the night game opener with the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison two weeks from Saturday."...ORDER TICKETS EARLY: "The earlier the tickets are ordered the easier it will be for the Packer office to handle distribution. This season we are taking every possible step to eliminate a last minute jam and the fans can help a lot by signing for their tickets within the next week." Copy for the Packer program is now being turned over to the printer and some of the pages will be made up within a few days. The advertisers' response to the program has been most encouraging, according to President L.H. Joannes, and it should net a handsome sum to assist in financing the Packer squad. There still is some space in the program unsold. Any business firm or individual desiring a place in the football book is urged to get in touch with President Joannes and a solicitor will call immediately.
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Cheered by the news of a booming season ticket sales campaign, the Green Bay Packers returned to work at Joannes park today, preparing for their intra-squad scrimmage game at City stadium next Wednesday evening. The Packers had their first taste of body contract work this week, when the linemen drilled under Assistant Coach Red Smith yesterday afternoon, and they will scrimmage tomorrow afternoon to further toughen themselves for Wednesday's contest. Only one member of the squad, the elusive Don Hutson, still is missing, and Hutson plays his last game of baseball in Tennessee today. He will leave for Green Bay immediately following the contest, and probably will be in uniform tomorrow...SCHERER IS PRESENT: Bernard Scherer, the Nebraska end, reported for drill yesterday, and dove right into the thick of the program. He has just completed six weeks at R.O.T.C. camp and two weeks with the C.M.T.C. at Fort Crook, the hard army life having toughened him for the coming gridiron campaign. While at Fort Crook Scherer met Major C.P. Evers, recently transferred from Green Bay. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schwammel, having averaged 500 miles per day on a drive from California, reached town late yesterday afternoon, and Tar took his first workout with the Packers this morning. Despite his recent attack of summer flu, the big tackle looked in good shape and he anticipated no difficulty in hitting his stride...SMITH TAKES LINEMEN: Lots of running featured yesterday morning's drill, and the Packers all looked good in the signal drill. In the afternoon Assistant Coach Red Smith took the linemen for an hour and a half of "grass drill", toughening their hides for the approaching scrimmages. The backs, in the meantime, worked on timing, deception, perfection of plays and spinners with Coach E.L. Lambeau. Halfback Red Oliver was troubled with a bad leg, as is blocking back Herman Schneidman, and both are receiving plenty of attention from Trainer Dave Woodward. Harry Mattos, who has been bothered with hay fever, ran a slight temperature lately and is under the care of Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician. Russ Letlow, guard, continues to look good, and Primo Miller, the big tackle importation from Rice university, is looking elusive and fast enough to be used at end. He has fine body coordination...CENTERS ON DEFENSE: Work this morning centered on defense. The Packers plan to use a zone type of defense this season, instead of the combination type in use last year. In preparation for next Wednesday's practice game, Property Manager Bud Jorgenson has cleaned up the blue jerseys formerly worn by the Packers, and the squad will be divided early next week for the interesting contest. It is probably that a veteran line with a rookie backfield will oppose a "first year" line and a veteran set of backs. The game, Coach Lambeau pointed out, will be a perfect opportunity for Packer fans to get acquainted with the new players as each will be introduced before the game. The contest itself will be an acid test of the new men - if they look well in this type of competition, they are likely to succeed in the pro game. Thus far Lambeau is well satisfied with many of his new men. Tony Paulekas, the Washington and Jefferson lineman, looks like another Rudy Comstock, and Cal Clemens, the U.S.C. halfback, appears to be a pro natural. The players are hungry for action, and are rounding into shape excellently.
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's most successful season ticket sale in recent seasons is indicated by the early success of volunteer solicitors, it was apparent last night as Packer officials, directors and solicitors met at Joannes Brothers company. Of course, there is a tremendous volume of work yet to be done, but the workers reported a high prevailing interest in the 1936 edition of the professional football team, and a willingness on the part of those contacted to acquire their season tickets. "We have a perfect right to feel optimistic," said President L.H. Joannes, "but we are calling upon every interested Green Bay citizen to rally around this cause to give the Packers a successful financial season."...CREAM OF CROP: The cream of the National league crop will appear at City stadium this year, starting with the redoubtable Chicago Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 13 - the team which whipped the Packers three times last season and blasted their almost certain Green Bay hopes for a Western division championship. Before that time the Packer fans, already enthusiastic over a season which bids well to be one of the best in the team's history, will have had several opportunities to familiarize themselves with the 1936 Packer team. Next Wednesday evening an entertaining and colorful practice contest will be held at City stadium. Prices will be 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. At that time the entire Packer squad will be on display, evenly divided as to ability, with plenty of scoring likely to develop. The directors discussed the possibility of lining up a good home game for Sunday, Aug. 30, and if the contest goes through, an announcement may be expected on Monday. Moon Molinaro's Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison will play here Saturday night, Sept. 5. The workers will drive hard during the coming week to increase their sales totals, and President Joannes expects a highly satisfactory report when the next meeting is held Friday night, Aug. 28.
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - With several thousand interested fans occupying every possible vantage point, the offensive and defensive maneuvers of the Green Bay Packers began to take shape yesterday afternoon at Joannes park, when Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered the first scrimmage of the season for the professional football squad. The big crowd circled the field from start
to finish of the practice session, giving further indication
of the intense interest the Packers have acquired during
the pre-season period of the 1936 schedule. "We gained
a lot from the scrimmage," said Lambeau when the
torrid afternoon's program was completed, "but we found
a lot of things to work on.".PLAN GAME WEDNESDAY:
He scheduled practice sessions for this morning, 
tomorrow morning and Wednesday forenoon, with the
entire squad billed to take part in an intra-team contest
at City stadium Wednesday night. This will give Packer
fans their first real opportunity to see the players in
action is anticipated. Prices will be 50 cents for adults
and 15 cents for children. The proposed exhibition game
for next Sunday is still hanging fire and Coach Lambeau
has no definite announcement to make. He expects
something definite tonight or tomorrow morning. The 
team already is billed to face the Wisconsin Cardinals
of Madison here Saturday, Sept. 5, and will open its
NFL schedule Sept. 13 against the mighty Chicago
Cardinals. Donald Hutson, the Alabama end who has
been playing baseball in the South, attended his first
practice yesterday. He appeared a bit underweight, but
was healthy and fast as always, looking very good 
during the drill. Most of the veteran backs also were in
fine fettle, with Bob Monnett flashing particularly good
form in scrimmage...ALL PACKERS PRESENT: For the
first time yesterday, the entire squad of 34 was present,
and every man was used in the scrimmage except Red
Oliver, the Texas Christian halfback, who has an injured
leg. Calisthenics opened the program, after which 
assistant coach Red Smith worked with the linemen 
and Coach Lambeau directed the backs in punting. 
There were 10 minutes of signal drill, followed by an
hour and a quarter of scrimmage. Cal Clemens showed
up excellently on defense, but injured his arm as offensive work began and was chased to the sidelines. Harry Mattos participated in the drill for awhile, but his cold still bothered him, and Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, sent hm to the hospital for the night. Tony Paulekas was another new man who shaped up well on defense, and Wayland Becker turned in some sensational pass receiving and got off some great punts. Ray Trampe, a Minnesota tackle who has not attracted too much attention this season, also looked fine on defense, and in general Coach Lambeau expressed satisfaction at the appearance of the new men. It was a strenuous drill, conducted under the boiling sun. Russ Letlow and Clarke Hinkle each lost 11 pounds during the afternoon. Last night a number of the Packers were guests of the Green Bay Baseball association at the Green Bay-Neenah-Menasha Northern State league game.
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Fans who specialize in attending Packer practice sessions say that yesterday's crowd at Joannes park was the largest ever to see the squad drill. People were coming and going all afternoon. The most conservative estimate of the attendance was 1,500, and it ran all the way up to 4,000. Packer fans will get an even better show at City stadium Wednesday night, when the intra-squad practice game is held. Coach Lambeau probably will put a new line and a veteran backfield against an experienced pro forward wall and a set of freshman backs.
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Packers on parade would be the title a motion picture scenarist might hang onto tomorrow night's show at City stadium, when a professional football team which has aroused its fans to the highest pitch in years will display its gridiron wares for the first time this season. Real Packer fans - those who like to know the names, positions and styles of play of their favorites - will not miss this game. It offers them a double opportunity to acquaint themselves with the talents of new men or the condition of the old - and to help our the football corporation with much-appreciated nest egg for the approaching season. The first football game! One month from today, the Packers will be in the hectic early days of their national campaign. They will have met the Chicago Cardinals - the team that bested them three times last year - and the mighty Bears, in addition to having cleaned up their pre-season schedule. They will be drilling to meet the Cardinals for the second time, at Milwaukee, and they will be glancing into the near future in expectation of facing two great teams at City stadium - the Boston Redskins and the Detroit Lions. That all is for next month. First, this Packer team must break in its new cogs, and polish up both offense and defense for things to come. The first thing to come happens tomorrow night at City stadium...Carl Jorgenson, who played tackle for the Green Bay Packers in 1934, and last season with Philadelphia, has been named head coach at Mount Shasta High School, Redding, Calif.
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - The Packers season ticket campaign, midway in its second week, is moving along at a near record clip, according to reports issued at the Football corporation headquarters in the Northern building. Solicitors continue to make the rounds, not alone in Green Bay but in the neighboring communities. Encouraging reports are being filed from all the sales sectors. Only about half the list of prospects has been called, as the new business has been taking a lot of time. "Buy early and be sure of a good seat." That is the great advice of E.A. Spachmann, who is directing the Packer ticket sales' campaign. Requests for tickets will be filled in the order of their receipt and the Football corporation's business office has the stage all set to deliver the tickets several days ahead of the Madison Cardinals game Sept. 5. This contest is one of the five games for which the season ticket books are sold. The other home engagements, all National football league contests, are:
Sept. 13 - Chicago Cardinals
Sept. 20 - Chicago Bears
Oct. 11 - Boston Redskins
Oct. 18 - Detroit Lions
Officers and directors of the Football corporation will meet with the season ticket salesman Friday night at Joannes Brothers company to check over the campaign and new lists will be handed out for the third week of the drive. The Packer program is beginning to take form at the printers and all advertisers are urged to turn in their copy immediately. The first issue will be for the night game with Madison a week from this Sunday...STILL SOME SPACE: There is still considerable space available in the program and President L.H. Joannes is hopeful that this year's honor roll list of contributing advertisers will be swelled considerably by an eleventh hour rush of space buyers. The Football corporation plans to carry a special political section in the program and all candidates desiring to be listed are urged to get in touch with the ticket office, Adams 6180, and a representative of the Football corporation will call immediately. Walter Mott will meet the City stadium ushers Wednesday night at the Legion building at 7:30. Mott has been swamped with applications and he will line up his crew at tomorrow night's session. It is urged that all the usher candidates be on hands promptly so that the meeting can be run off in quick order.
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - The first competitive appearance of the Green Bay Packers for the 1936 season will be made at the City stadium tomorrow night, when two squads of Packers will stage a gridiron exhibition, starting at 8 o'clock. The affair will be a regulation football game minus only the kickoff. At the beginning of the halves, and following score, the ball will be placed in play on the 30-yard line. The teams will wear two types of uniforms, one garbed in the familiar green and gold of last season, and the other wearing the blue and gold of previous years...SEE NEW MEN: The game will offer Packer fans their first opportunity to see the new men and veterans in action this season, and because of the great interest the squad has aroused this year, a large crowd is anticipated. The men will be introduced over a public address system, so that all fans will have an opportunity to recognize them and observe their style of play while under fire. Coach E.L. Lambeau has not announced the squad division, but he has indicated that he will do so tomorrow. This morning he was guiding the squad through a damp practice session, and he plans to conduct another one tomorrow morning...USE ZONE DEFENSE: Yesterday's drill was devoted principally to pass defense, the team employing a zone defense, 6-2-2-1, with a six-man line. Kicking also came in for considerable attention, Clarke Hinkle getting off some of the finest punts of his career. Two of the boots traveled 80 yards in the air, and all of his kicks were impressive. Lambeau also started the men booting field goals, as this means of scoring is one upon which he intends to rely during the coming season. Ade Schwammel, Ernie Smith, Hinkle and Tiny Engebretsen did the booting, with fair success.
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Three times last season the Chicago Cardinals of the NFL scraped out victories over the Green Bay Packers, thereby blasting Green Bay's high riding hopes for its fourth national championship, and one of the chief nuisances in the Chicago defense was Lou Gordon, giant right tackle, who distributed trouble right and left among the Packer ranks. The Packers, naturally enough, had all of Gordon's play they wanted in that one season, and so before the start of the 1936 campaign they tackled Lou's name onto to a Green Bay contract, and here is Lou, as big as life and somewhat bigger, hustling though the drills with Coach Curly Lambeau's 34. Before Gordon left Chicago, word got around that he was on pretty bad terms with Milan Creighton, the Cardinal's
manager, but few knew just how bad the situation really
was until Marvin McCarthy, sports columnist of the 
Chicago Daily Times, burst our with a blast on his sheet
this week. Says McCarthy: "What's all this fuss about?
Here it is almost a month until the football season and
we have a first class feud already on between Milan
Creighton, coach of the Chicago Cardinals, and Lou
Gordon, a Cardinal 'ex' who recently tasted the blade of
Creighton's ax. Gordon, long the captain and leading
belligerent of the Cardinals, was released to Green Bay
because he couldn't get along with his boss. And now
the boys are making faces at one another, emphasized
by loud Brooklyn cheers. It looks like a swell hate - 
Creighton vs. Gordon. And just wait until you hear what
those wranglers are saying about each other! Gordon,
the captain scorned, lisps in the customary soft-spoken
Gordon way, which means that he can't be heard any
farther away than four blocks: 'I may not play many
football games for Green Bay this season, but there is
ONE I will play. Yeah, I mean that first game of the
season we play against the Cardinals on Sept. 13. Old
Gordon will play tackle in that game like he hasn't 
played in years. And I'm daring a certain guy to play
against me.' If you take more than one guess as to the
identity of that 'certain guy' then you probably have
forgotten that Milan Creighton sometimes plays end as
well as coaches the Cards. And now a bit of a rebuttal.
Replies Mr. Creighton, also in a hog calling whisper: 'So
Gordon says he's going to play one game this year, and
that one against the Cardinals. The man's right...dead
right. After he gets through playing the Cardinals, he will
not be able to play any  more. Not this season, anyway.
I'm not committing myself on how many games I'll play
at end this year, but there's one I may play. That
depends on how much a certain tackle for Green Bay
gets 'off his game' against us on Sept. 13. If he gets off
his game far enough and, thus, does happen to become
tough, then I may go in there myself.' So that's what all
this fuss is about! Gordon and Creighton must be pretty
sore to get themselves so worked up in the hot weather
we've been having. They should save their grudge a few
weeks until it might do their football game some good 
at the gate. This is a beautiful setup to bring the
customers tumbling through the turnstiles. A castoff
challenges his former boss! Gordon, at tackle, is daring
Creighton to play opposite him, at end. And furthermore,
the bitter feudists commit another error in technique.
They should do their wrangling for publication in Green
Bay, because it's at Green Bay that the game will be
played. Study up your grudges, boys. I suggest you buy
the latest book written on the subject by Dempsey and
Kearns. Creighton made another crack that sounded
interesting. He added that he heartily encouraged
Gordon's ideas of playing against the Cards, explaining:
'I hope he does. Then we'll know where we can send
plays to gain a lot of first downs.' So that's that. Gordon
and Creighton have built themselves up to an awful
something or other...let's hope not a letdown. When the
Cards and Packers are ready to kick off, don't forget to
check those starting lineups to see who's playing 
against whom; and, also, it may be an interesting angle
to note the substitutes after the game and see who
needed relief. I imagine that Gordon will raise a rumpus,
or at least try to, when he gets in there against the
Cardinals, after brawling for them all these years. 
Dismissal from the redshirts was like being yanked out
of his football world by the roots and being tossed
overboard. Lou has been a real football player and a
grand battler in his day. He burns with resentment over
banishment. Lou is not far away from retirement after 
his lengthy gridiron career, but as long as he can see
those redshirts in front of him, he'll rear and paw like an
angry bull. Lou feels he has been 'done wrong' and it is
his nature when anything like that happens to run
somebody's face in the sod, or have his own rubbed in
the effort. Cardinals vs. Packers...don't fail to tab that 
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Heavy skies and a soggy ground
had caused postponement of the Packer intra-squad
practice game, scheduled for tonight, until Sunday
afternoon at City stadium, Coach E.L. Lambeau has
announced. Lambeau regarded it as extremely unwise
to attempt to carry on the game as planned originally.
He feared injuries to his men from the slippery turf, and
he is opposed to wrecking the fine new gridiron at the stadium  by having it cut up for practice purposes...SPLIT UP SQUAD: Except for the change in time, the colorful show will be held exactly as arranged. The Packer squad will be divided into two teams, the Army and the Navy, and they will play a regulation contest, starting at 2 o'clock. The price, as announced previously, will be 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. The change in his program caused Lambeau to call off this morning's practice, and schedule one for this afternoon. He planned to introduce new body contact work, aiming to toughen up his players for the stiff schedule ahead...RETURN TO FORM: The additional days until Sunday will give several ailing Packers opportunities to return to top form, and to display their talents before a Green Bay crowd for the first time. Harry Mattos and Ade Schwammel have been ill, there are a couple of leg injuries, and Paul Miller's poisoned hands need further treatment. Lambeau believes that the extra time will permit these men to play much better ball in their first game. The Packers will follow next Sunday's game with a night contest, Saturday, Sept. 5, at City stadium against the Wisconsin Cardinals, and then will step directly into the heat of the NFL race, opening against the Cardinals of Chicago here Sunday, Sept. 13.
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - Two well-balanced teams of Green Bay Packers will take to the City stadium turf Sunday afternoon for the first competitive appearance of the professional football squad this season. The intrasquad contest, which is expected to attract a large crowd, will start at 2 o'clock. Sunday's event will be the first of five appearances the Packers will meet at home this season. Saturday night, Sept. 5, they will battle the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison, and will meet the Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Boston Redskins and Detroit Lions in home contests. Sunday the "Army" and the "Navy" teams, two powerful units, will stage a regulation football game, with only the kickoff missing. Eleven players have been assigned to each team, and the other 12 Packers will be held by Lambeau as shock troops, to be thrown on one side or the other as the tide of battle dictates...NAVY LOOKS STRONG: At first glance, the Navy team, which as both passing and power, might draw the favor of the fans. At ends, the Navy will have Donald Hutson and Milt Gantenbein; at tackles will be Ernie Smith and Ade Schwammel; at guards will be Tiny Engebretsen and Lon Evans, and Frank Butler will round out the team as center. Behind this veteran, powerful line, there will be Cal Clemens at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett and Joe Laws at halfbacks and Swede Johnston at fullback. The Army's line, opposing this crew, will consist mostly of men making their first appearances with the Packers, but behind this wall will be one of the toughest backfields in the National league. Hank Bruder will play blocking quarterback, Buckets Goldenberg will be at fullback, and the halfbacks will be George Henry Sauer and Arnold Herber. This quartet will perform behind a line including Wayland Becker and Bernard Scherer at ends, Champ Seibold and Lou Gordon at tackles, Nebb Elduayan and Bill Croft at guards and Tony Paulekas at center...READY TO HELP: The shock troops will consist of Al Rose, end; Ray Trampe, Primo Miller and Ed Aspatore, tackles; Walt Kiesling and Russ Letlow, guards, George Svendsen, center; and Clarke Hinkle, Paul Miller, Red Oliver and Herman Schneidman, backs. Polishing up for the weekend contest, the Packers drove through an extended practice session at Joannes park yesterday afternoon, considerable of the drill being held in a mild drizzling rain. Coach Lambeau gave his men a few minutes of scooping up the ball to prevent fumbles, and then turned the afternoon over to dummy scrimmage. There was some contact work, too, the ends and tackles getting practice going down under punts, while the kickers and receivers came in for their share of attention. The receivers had their troubles, due to the slippery condition of the field, and there was much skidding. Hank Bruder connected for several man-sized tackles, but in general the tackling was nothing to write home about, the players being handicapped by the weather...BRING BACK BALL: Bobby Monnett, Paul Miller and Joe Laws were among the receivers who hauled the ball back for sizeable gains, the elusive little Miller getting away from the big linemen several times. The sick men are coming along in good shape, and there is not one Packer who is definitely "out" of Sunday's game. Schwammel has been ill, as has Mattos, but they are improving, and Paul Miller's bad hands, affected by weed poisoning, are returning to normal. Three former Packers will officiate Sunday. Verne Lewellen will referee, Whitey Woodin will umpire, and Tiny Cahoon will be head linesman. The admission rate will be 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children...MEET FRIDAY NIGHT: Officers and directors of the Football corporation will meet with the season ticket solicitors Friday night at Joannes Brothers company to check over reports of the second week of the campaign and get new lists, which will provide the sales ammunition for the next 10 days. E.A. Spachmann, head of the Packer ticket department, has been burning midnight oil listing the orders for ducats and he will have a most encouraging report to make at tomorrow night's business session, which will get underway promptly at 7:30...MANY USHER CANDIDATES: A young army of usher applicants jammed the Legion building Wednesday night for the organization meeting, over which Walter Mott, head usher, presided. Mott had enough candidates for jobs to handle a crowd at Wrigley field, Chicago, and it was necessary to shave down the list considerably. Captain H.J. Bero, chairman of the Packers' grounds committee, is all set with his gatemen and ticket takers. The Legion police force for fence patrol and "inside-the-stadium" protection is about completed for the coming season.
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