CLARK HINKLE SIGNS GREEN BAY CONTRACT
JULY 9 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said Friday
Clark Hinkle, veteran fullback, has signed his 1937 contract to
play with the Green Bay Packerfs.
PACKERS OPEN PRO RACE AGAINST CARDS SEPT. 12
JULY 9 (New York) - The NFL schedule for 1937, announced
Friday by President Joe F. Carr, calls for the earliest start in the
history of the professional circuit with Philadelphia opening the
season on Sunday September 5 at Pittsburgh. Ten teams will
operate during the season, each club playing 11 games. The
addition of Cleveland to the western division makes an evenly
balanced circuit with the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals,
Cleveland, Detroit and Green Bay in the western half and
Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington
in the eastern division. The schedule will close December 5
and on the following Sunday the championship teams of the
eastern and western division will meet for the world title and the
Ed Thorp memorial trophy. The game will be played on the
home field of the western division winner.
MULE WILSON, FORMER GREEN BAY PACKER, DIES
JULY 19 (Austin, TX) - Fay (Mule) Wilson, Texas A&M college's
great backfield star over a decade ago, died unexpectedly here
yesterday from a heart attack. He graduated from the Aggie
school in 1926. He later played professionally with the New
York Giants and Green Bay Packers.
SCHWAMMEL SIGNED BY PACKER ELEVEN
JULY 20 (Iowa City, IA) - Francis "Zux" Schwammel, star guard
on the University of Iowa football team in 1933, announced
today that he has signed a contract to play professional football
with the Green Bay Packers. Schwammel, for the last four
years assistant line coach at Iowa, will report to the Packers
GEORGE HENRY SAUER TO COACH NEW HAMPSHIRE U.
JULY 20 (Durham, NH) - George Sauer, former All-American
football star at Nebraska and a mainstay of the Green Bay
Packer professional football team, yesterday was appointed
head football coach at the University of New Hampshire.
BUTLER, LETLOW RETURN THEIR SIGNED CONTRACTS
JULY 22 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said today he had received
signed contracts from two veterans of his Green Bay Packers team - Frank Butler,
center, and Russ Letlow, guard.
LON EVANS SIGNS PACKER CONTRACT
JULY 28 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curl) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers,
national professional football champions, said today he had received a signed
contract from Lon Evans, former Texas Christian guard.
ALL RIGHT, FANS, WHO WILL COACH THE ALL-STAR TEAM?
JULY 28 (Milwaukee Journal) - The coaches are next. With balloting on players
out of the way, voting opened Tuesday in the Journal poll to select the staff that
will direct the all-star college talent in that football spectacle with the Green Bay
Packers in Chicago on September 1. Fans in Milwaukee and Wisconsin are
invited to select three coaches in order of their preference. Any coach now in the
employ of a university or college, anywhere in the land, is eligible to serve except
Noble Kiser of Purdue, Frank Thomas of Alabama and Bernie Bierman of
Minnesota. Kizer, Thomas and Bierman all are previous winners. Three points in
the standings will be awarded for each first place vote, two for second place and
one for third place. While the fans will be voting for only three coaches,
announcements already have been made that the all-star coaching staff this year
will be stepped up to include five members. It is assumed this increase in the
number of coaches will be needed to look after the many players who have been
invited to play in the game against the Packers. Sixty-five performers whose
college activity ended last fall, among them several from the state of Wisconsin,
have received invitations to report for training at Northwestern university in
Evanston on August 14. Marquette followers already have started a campaign to
put Paddy Driscoll over in the coaches' poll. And University
of Wisconsin alumni and students may be depended upon
to make an organized vote-getting effort in behalf of Harry
PACKERS HAVE HOLDOUT "ILLS"
AUGUST 3 (Green Bay) - Adolph (Tar) Schwammel, veteran
right tackle, and Tony Paleukas, reserve guard, Tuesday
joined the Green Bay Packer holdouts. Lambeau said that
the club does not feel it can afford to pay the salaries
demanded by Schwammel, who has played three years with
Green Bay. Paleukas has a coaching offer that he prefers.
Both men will report for practice here August 14, however,
and will play against the college all-stars September 1.
PACKERS RE-ELECT SAME OFFICIALS
AUGUST 4 (Green Bay) - Directors, executive board members
and officers of Green Bay Packers, Inc., were re-elected as
stockholders of the corporation held their annual meeting
Monday night at the Brown County courthouse. Leland H.
Joannes again will serve as president; Fred C. Leicht was
named vice-president; Frank J. Jonet, treasurer; and George
W. Calhoun, secretary. These comprise the executive board,
with A.B. Turnbull, Gerald F. Clifford, Emil R. Fischer and H.J.
Bero. In addition to re-electing the officials, stockholders
heard Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau's comments on the
approaching season, with a discussion of prospective
material; accepted Treasurer Jonet's financial report for last
year; and talked over the current stadium and ticket situation.
DORAIS WINS FOOTBALL POLL
AUGUST 11 (Chicago) - Charles E. (Gus) Dorais of the
University of Detroit will head the board of strategy for the college all-stars in their charity battle against the Green Bay Packers, National Professional Football champions, at Soldier Field, September 1. Dorais, whose Titan teams have won no national titles, but who received solid support from his own state and batches of votes from other part of the country, won the assignment of heading the college coaching staff by amassing 5,269,179 points in a nationwide poll during the last two weeks. His assistants will be Lynn Waldorf of Northwestern university and Elmer Layden of Notre Dame, both of whom served with Head Coach Bernie Bierman of Minnesota for last year's game; Jimmy Phelan of Washington and Bernie Moore of Louisiana State university.
LAMBEAU MAPS OUT PLAN FOR CAMPAIGN
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - The signing of Lou Gordon, counted upon to fill the shoes of tackle Adolph (Tar) Schwammel, who announced his retirement recently, and of Wayland Becker was announced Tuesday by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. With only two weeks in which to prepare for their appearance against the college all-star September 1, Lambeau also announced the players will eat all their meals at a training table established by the club. Trainer Dave Woodward will determine the diet. Hank Bruder, veteran back, will serve as liaison man between the kitchen and mess hall and will settle any disputes or complaints. For the first time in Packer history, all the players will be housed under one roof, at a local hotel, with Capt. Milt Gantenbein, end, charged with responsibility for the squad's sleeping comfort and with aiding new men in getting acquainted with older players during the early days of the season. Rules meetings will be in charge of Arnie Herber, passing halfback. A new practice field for the Packers is being completed at the east end of the East high school practice area, and will be ready for use Saturday. Goal posts will be installed, and Coach Lambeau also is having a set of six padded posts arranged in the positions of a defensive six-man line. The team will be able to use these posts in working out offensive assignments, instead of having six Packers stand idle, as formerly. The stadium is being painted and will be resplendent when the first home game is played. Backs of the box seats will be red. The seats will be tan and the floors gray. The training house also is painted and is outfitted with lockers.
TACKLE SMITH SIGNS CONTRACT
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers breathed easier Wednesday when Ernie Smith, veteran left tackle who won all-pro honors last fall, accepted terms with the National Professional Football league champions for 1937. Weighing 225 pounds and standing 6 feet 2 inches in height, Smith, who won All-American honors at the University of Southern California during his undergraduate career, was one of the most valuable men on the Packer squad last year. In two seasons with Green Bay, the husky lineman has kicked 30 extra points and five field goals, for a total of 45 points. Coach Lambeau also announced that Walter Bartanen, little known but well recommended tackle from Ferris Institute, would be given a tryout by the Packers this fall. Bartanen's home is at Bessmer, Mich.
PACKERS OPEN GRID SEASON
AUGUST 13 (Green Bay) - With the whole town of Green Bay properly steamed up, as you may guess, Coach Lambeau and his right hand bower, Red Smith, Saturday begin the job of building the Packer football machine that will face the college all-stars in Chicago September 1. The stage Friday was set and awaited only the appearance of the cast. Thirty men were under contract. A new practice field in back of the stadium was groomed. All arrangements were completed to have the squad live together in a Green Bay hotel. New green and yellow silk outfits were spread out. Of the 30 men who'll report, 23 were on the squad that romped up and down the nation's gridirons to the national championship last year, as follows:
Ends - Don Hutson, Wayland Becker, Milt Gantenbein, Bernie Scherer, Herman Schneidman
Backs - Clark Hinkle, George Sauer, Swede Johnson, Hank Bruder, Paul Miller, Bob Monnett, Joe Laws, Arnie Herber
Centers - Frank Butler, George Svendsen
Guards - Tiny Engebretsen, Russ Letlow, Lon Evans, Buckets Goldenberg, Tony Paleukas
Tackles - Ernie Smith, Champ Seibold, Lou Gordon
Six of the others are new men, picked up by Curly Lambeau in the draft or in his peregrinations, and the seventh is none other than Iron Mike Michalske, who returns to the Packers this year after a year's absence as line coach at Lafayette. The 10 new men follow:
Center - Darrell Lester of Texas
Guard - Zud Schwammel of Iowa
Tackles - Lyle Sturgeon on North Dakota State (265), Walter Bartanen of Bessmer (267)
Backs - Ray Peterson of San Francisco, Herb Banet of Manchester
It won't be until after the all-star game, however, that the Packers will reach their full strength. In the all-star lineup September 1 will be three men who immediately after will join with the Packers: Averill Daniell, all-American tackle from Pittsburgh; Bud Svendsen, all-American center from Minnesota, and Ed Jankowski, fullback of Wisconsin. Partially offsetting this gain, however, will be the loss of fullback Sauer, who heard the call of coaching and accepted the job as head coach of New Hampshire. Lambeau himself sizes up the squad every bit as strong as last year's, although the loss of Schwammel and Kiesling seems to leave quire a hole at the tackles. But he says "No" and he ought to know.
PACKERS SIGN UP NELSON, ILLINOIS
AUGUST 14 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today Ken Nelson, University of Illinois end, has signed a contract to play with the Green Bay Packers. Nelson is a member of the college all-star team which the Packers will play at Chicago September 1.