received 39 points to gain the pivot post for the first straight season. Hein was a former all-America center at Washington State. Incidentally, Edwards and Hein were captains at Washington State in '31 and '30, respectively. Evans, at guard, and Hinkle, at fullback, duplicated their performances which made them the best men in the circuit at these positions in 1936 also. George Musso, 265-pound guard with the Bears, made the first team at the position after making the 1935 team at tackle. The Bears, with Musso and Stydahar, tied Green Bay for second place for most players on the first eleven...HEWITT ON SQUAD: End positions went to Bill Hewitt, Philadelphia Eagles transfer from the Bears, and Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals sensational freshman from L.S.U. Hewitt, formerly of Michigan U., also was chosen last year, 1933 and 1934. Tinsley, in his first season of professional football, caught 36 passes for 675 yards to set a new yardage mark in this department. Hutson, Green Bay ace, gave way to Tinsley on the first team, but was chosen on the second team at end. Other men who made the first eleven in 1936 but were relegated to
the second team this year were Ernie Smith, Green Bay tackle, and Tuffy Leemans, New York halfback. Two players, Ed Danowski and Johnny Del Isola of the Giants made the second team at quarterback and guard, respectively, though both failed to make first or second team last season. Ed Widseth, former star tackle at Minnesota, was the only other first year player who made either the first or second eleven in addition to Baugh and Tinsley. Widseth was tackle on the second eleven. The coaches balloted for first and second team. First team selections received five points and second team three points.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 15 (Green Bay) - A scattering of notes on the 11 men who won first team selections on the NFL's all-America ballot: Bill Hewitt, captain of the Philadelphia Eagles, is 28 years old and weighs 191 pounds...he is probably better known to Green Bay fans than any other opponent of the Packers...engaged in the advertising business...tied for fourth place in scoring in 1936 with 42 points...was eighth this season, with 30...lives in Philadelphia. Gaynell Tinsley, the other all-pro end, is a native of Haynesville, La...195 pounds, only 21 years old...in addition to setting new league record for yardage on passes received, caught a toss from Joe Reed for 95 yard gain, a new record gain on pass play...previous mark was 83 yards, set by Herber and Hutson against the Bears...Tinsley ranked sixth in scoring this season. Joe Sytdahar of the Bears, all-pro tackle, is probably the greatest lineman in the National league...unmarried, weighs 255 pounds, is 25 years old...graduate of West Virginia, and is a salesman in the off season. Turk Edwards, Washington giant tackle, has finished his sixth season in pro ball...29 years old, weighs 225...mills gold ore as an off-season occupation...lives in Spokane, Wash. Lon Evans, Packer guard, is acclaimed the greatest in the league....lives in Fort Worth, Texas, but brings his wife and daughter to Green Bay during the football season...weighs 230, is 25 years old...having his sixth season with the Bays. George Musso, nemesis of the Packers as a member of the Bears, weighs 230, is 27 years old, and a graduate of James Milliken university...married, makes his home in Decatur, Ill...serves as special officer when not playing football. Mel Hein, having just finished his seventh season of pro ball, is another Spokane resident...made the second all-league team his first two years, but since has clicked off the first string...weighs 225, is 27 years old...married. Earl (Dutch) Clark, 180-pound, 31-year old quarterback of the Lions, probably will make the first all-pro team as long as he plays football...has become a tradition, and has announced his retirement regularly since 1929...graduate of Colorado college, married, has a 3-year old son, Junior...fourth in league scoring with 45 points, led scorers in 1936...succeeded Potsy Clark as coach at Detroit's. Cliff Battles is West Virginia Wesleyan's greatest football player...weighs 195, stands over six feet...in one college game made touchdown runs of 80,86 and 95 yards...lifeguard when not playing football...married during the 1937 season...league's leading ground gainer this year and in 1933...tied for fourth place in scoring, with 42 points. Sammy Baugh...Sweetwater, Texas, sent him to pro football...tossed the oval with Texas Christian for three years...name is a household word throughout the Southwest...single, under contract to St. Louis Cardinals in baseball...drawing $15,000 for two seasons with Washington, and earning it...22 years old, 195 pounds. Clarke Hinkle now has established himself as a successor to Bronko Nagurski as the best fullback in the business...26 years old, he weighs 205 pounds...graduated from Bucknell, married after the 1936 season...year-around resident of Green Bay, but now is vacationing with Mrs. H in Florida.
BEARS WILL CLASH WITH MEMPHIS CLUB
DEC 16 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears, runners-up to
the Washington Redskins for the NFL title, will leave
tonight for Memphis, Tenn., where they will meet an all-
star pro team Saturday. Arnie Herber and Don Hutson,
the famous Green Bay Packers' passing pair; Bill Lee,
Packer tackle; Bill Poole and Dale Burnett of the New
York Giants, and Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinal end,
will be in the opposition lineup.
HINKLE SECOND BEST CARRIER
DEC 16 (New York) - The Washington Redskins, the
champions of the NFL, contributed the outstanding
performers both in ground gaining and forward passing
during the 1937 season, statistics showed today. Cliff
Battles, ace halfback from West Virginia Wesleyan,
paced the ground gainers with 874 yards in 216 tries,
exceeding last year's total of 830, established by Tuffy
Leemans of New York. Battles, who also led in 1933,
became the league's first player to head the ball carriers
twice...HINKLE RUNNER UP: Clark Hinkle of Green 
Bay was second in yardage gained with 552 in 129
plunges. John Karcis of Pittsburgh, who picked up 511
yards in 128 tries, was third. Sammy Baugh, who in his
first professional season became the league's greatest
drawing card, completed 81 passes to set a new mark
in that department. This beat the old mark of 77 set by
Arnie Herber of Green Bay last year. Baugh threw 171
passes and his completions were good for 1,127 yards.
These figures don't include his record of 17 completions
in 34 attempts for 352 yards against the Chicago Bears
in the championship playoff...MONNETT IS THIRD: Ed
Danowski of New York was Baugh's closest rival, 
completing 66 out of 134 attempts fro 814 yards. Bob
Monnett of Green Bay was third with 52 successful
passes in 199 attempts for 580 yards. "Mechanical"
Jack Manders of the Chicago Bears led the field goal
kickers for the second consecutive season with eight
successful placements for a total of 192 yards. Taldon
Manton of New York was second with five goals for 94
yards. Bill Shepherd of Detroit kicked the longest
placement, a boot of 5 yards.
HUTSON, TINSLEY SHARE HONORS IN PASS
RECEIVING
DEC 17 (New York) - Donal Hutson, Green Bay, and
Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals, were the two 
outstanding pass receivers of the 1937 pro football
season, according to official league statistics released
today. Hutson, former Alabama end, established a new
league mark of 41 catches, shattering his 1936 record
of 34. Tinsley, freshman recruit wingman from L.S.U.,
broke Hutson's yardage record on the receiving end of
aerials with 675. Hutson, in Green Bay's final game of
the season, broke his own mark of 526, made last year
bringing his total to 552, only to have Tinsley pass that
mark a week later in the Cardinals' final game...PLAY
AT MEMPHIS: Hutson and Tinsley will both play with an
all-star team against the Chicago Bears at Memphis
next Sunday. Hutson scored the most points after
taking passes, crossing for seven touchdowns and 42
points. Tinsley and Bill Hewitt of Philadelphia were
second, with 30 points apiece.
BEARS RALLY TO TRIUMPH, 28-13, OVER
ALL-STARS
DEC 18 (Memphis) - After trailing by a touchdown in the
first quarter, the Chicago Bears, western division
champions in the National league, scored four times to
defeat a team of All-Stars, 28 to 13, in a shrine benefit
before 2,000 today. It was a pass by the All-Stars,
however, which provided the chief entertainment. Green
Bay's heralded passing combination, Arnie Herber to
Don Hutson, put them in the lead in the first quarter.
With the ball on the Bears' 42 yard line Herber hurled a
fifteen yard pass to Hutson, who ran twenty-seven yards
to the first touchdown. Chicago scored three minutes
later when Sam Francis plowed through center for thirty
yards to the All-Stars' 20 yard line. Just as he was
tackled he lateraled to Lester McDonald, who went the
rest of the way. Jack Manders kicked the extra point
from placement. The Bears forged ahead in the second,
scoring twice, once on a one yard plunge by Keith
Molesworth, to climax a twenty yard drive, and again on
a twenty five yard pass, Buivid to Molesworth. Buivid
and McDonald kicked the extra points. Another pass,
twenty yards from Chuck Duval to Buster Poole, New
York Giants' end, provided the All-Stars with their
second touchdown. Dale Burnett, another Giants,
added the extra point. Beattie Feathers, a former
University of Tennessee star, passed to Ed Manske in
the third quarter, and Mankse ran thirty-six yards for the
last touchdown. Manders again placekicked the extra
point. Both teams relied entirely on passes in the last
period, but neither succeeded in getting a touchdown.
Pug Rentner recovered a fumble for the Chicagoans on
the All-Star 18 yard line late in game. The Bears could
not muster enough power to score, however.
​MANDERS LEADS SCORERS
DEC 18 (New York) - Jack Manders, Chicago Bears, led
104 NFL players in scoring for the 1937 season with five
touchdowns, fifteen points after touchdowns and eight
field goals for sixty-nine points. This was four points
less than Earl (Dutch) Clark of Detroit scored last
season in first place, Clark finished fourth this year.
Manders was second a year ago with sixty-two points,
but holds the league record with seventy-nine points,
scored in 1934. The total for field goals exceeded by
one the totals of by Manders and Armand Nicolai of
Pittsburgh last year, when each kicked seven. Riley
Smith, Washington Redskins, was the leader of points
after touchdowns with twenty-two which surpassed the
total of nineteen kicked last year by Clark.
PRO FOOTBALL ATTENDANCE HITS 1,176,476
TOTAL
DEC 19 (New York) - An attendance record of 1,176,476
was hung up for the 1937 season by the NFL, but
owners envision even better results. A majority of the
league's ten club are now on a profit making basis, and
the cities which lost money last season only need a
winning club to get out of the red. The biggest loss was
sustained by the Cleveland club, making its debut in the
league. In five games at home the Rams drew the
league's lowest attendance, 44,500, and lost roughly
$30,000, but the owners are making strong efforts to
strengthen the club. The New York Giants led all clubs
in home attendance, playing to 260,000 in seven home
games at the Polo Grounds. In the west the Chicago
Bears were the biggest drawing card, attracting 155,000
persons to Wrigley field in six games. Every club in the
east with the exception of Philadelphia showed a profit,
while in the west only Cleveland and the Chicago
Cardinals failed to make money. The Cardinals' losses
were estimated at $8,000, the lowest they've been in
years. Attendance records for single ​games were broken
by five clubs. The Giants-Redskins battle drew 58,285,
largest crowd ever to see any kind of football game at
the Polo Grounds. The Bears-Green Bay game at
Wrigley field set a new mark of 44,974. Other records
were 34,500 for the Redskins-Green Bay game at
Washington, 21,311 for the Detroit-Green Bay game at
Detroit, and 17,553 for the Green Bay-Detroit game at
Green Bay. All of these were capacity crowds. Carl
Storck, vice president and treasurer of the National
league, reported "the league experienced the greatest
financial year in history." The professionals are making
their own fans, a different type than the collegiate
spectator. The professional fan wants action, free
scoring and wide-open play, and the coaches in the
National league cater to him by stressing the attack.
PRO FOOTBALL BOOM MOST SIGNIFICANT SPORT
TREND
DEC 21 (New York) - Notwithstanding some confusion
in the minds of our sports experts as to just where we
are going, in some respects, it's obvious they think the
growth in popularity of professional football is the most
striking development of 1937. Of all the trends and cross-
currents noted during the year, the pro gridiron boom attracted
most attention, as well as a bigger share of the sports page
headlines than ever before. For one thing it is still fresh in
mind. For another the climax games, featuring Sammy Baugh
and the Washington Redskins, produced the most exciting
football of 1937, amateur, pro or semi-pro. No other trend or
development was even close to pro football, which got the
vote of 22 out of 53 experts participating in the seventh
annual Associated Press poll...GATE RECEIPTS HIGHER:
Seven noted the growing popularity of football in general, five
emphasized the paralleling increase in gate receipts, while
five more suggested the defensive grid maneuvers, such as
the five-man line, represented the year's most conspicuous
trend. Otherwise the poll reflected nothing so much as
contrasts of opinion and viewpoint. Five sports editors pointed
to more liberal collegiate views on the subsidization of
athletes including "more open recruiting" or "calm acceptance
of professionalism in college football", but three others believe
the trend is toward more "de-emphasis", less recruiting and
decreased demands for all-winning teams. The East's
competitive renaissance in football was duly noted, together
with the Midwest's slump in team power, but one observer
stressed that no one section has a monopoly on "tough"
teams. Other gridiron trends cited: low-scoring average in
major games, growth of popularity of six-man and 150-pound
teams, decrease in use of lateral pass, and the presence of
more Irish players in the Notre Dame lineup.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 21 (Green Bay) - 
PIRATES WILL FIGHT RULING
DEC 22 (Pittsburgh) - A rough problem - compensation for
injured professional football players - headed today toward a
legal showdown in Pennsylvania. The management of the
Pittsburgh Pirates expressed surprise on receipt of a letter
from the chief of the claim division of the state workmen's
compensation fund denying compensation to four players
injured last October in a game with the Chicago
Bears...CARRIED OFF FIELD: Byron Haines and
Tuffy Thompson were carried off the field with injured
backs, Johnny Blood had a deep gash in his right
leg, and Ed Karpowich's rib was fractured. But the
Pirate office received yesterday a letter from G. Rody
Schiev, chief of the claim division, denying medical
expenses because the players did "not meet with an
injury while in the course of employment."...WILL
APPEAL RULING: The Pirate office declared other
numerous players had received compensation for
injuries inflicted during a game and Martin A. Flanagan, club attorney, said he would appeal the decision to a workmen's compensation referee. The attorney asserted the Pirates carry the usual state compensation insurance and pay a high premium because of the nature of the game.
REX ENRIGHT IS S.C. COACH
DEC 28 (Columbia, SC) - Rex Enright, backfield coach at the University of Georgia, said early today he immediately would tender his resignation and accept an offer as head coach at the University of South Carolina. The Carolina post was vacated last night by the unexplained resignation of Don C. McCallister, who had held the position since 1935. Enright, 35, Rockford, Ill., was the former backfield coach at the University of South Carolina. He was a star football player at Notre Dame and with the Green Bay Packers.
JOE LAWS FATHER OF BOY IN IOWA
DEC 30 (Colfax, IA) - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Laws, Colfax, are parent of a new quarterback, the Green Bay Packer grid veteran announced here today. The baby weighs 8 1/2 pounds. Papa Joe starred at right halfback for the Packers last season, when he had his greatest year.
CECIL ISBELL STARS FOR EAST SQUAD IN PRACTICE (BY CURLY LAMBEAU)
DEC 30 (San Francisco) - Cecil Isbell, backfield star of Purdue university's recent seasons, is being used as the key man in the attack of the Eastern All Stars as they prepare for the East-West Shrine game here New Year's day. I have had several conferences with Isbell regarding the possibility of his signing with Green Bay, and we have reached an agreement on terms. Although a contract has not yet been signed, I feel sure that he will be with the Packers next fall, and in addition will be a resident of Green Bay...BEST FORWARD PASSER: Isbell is the best forward passer on either team, and is a great runner and kicker. Every club in the NFL is represented here, except Philadelphia, Cleveland and the Chicago Bears. Many of the key men they selected in the league draft will appear in the East-west game, or in the Rose Bowl game at Pasadena. Davis of Indiana, Cleveland's first selection in the draft, looks very good at fullback. Philadelphia's prospects are Riffle, Albright back, and Shirey, tackle from Nebraska. Brooklyn has no draft men in the East-West game, but will be watching Kilgrow, Schwartz and Manckey in the Rose Bowl...WATCH GRID STARS: Pittsburgh has Wolfe, Ohio State center, and Washington has its eyes on Farkas, Detroit back. The Cardinals have Popovich, back from Montana, and also Sloan, an Arkansas back. Detroit is watching Wojciechowicz, Fordham center, and Bershak of North Carolina. New York has Karamatic, Gonzaga back, and Louchak, Pitt end, while the Bears have Gray, back from Oregon State, and Zarnas, Ohio State guard.
1937 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Post-Season
GREEN BAY PACKERS BACK AFTER EASTERN INVASION
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - Two defeats in the eastern gridiron section can't dim Green Bay's enthusiasm for its Packers, and the fans proved it last night by giving the returning players a tumultuous welcome at the Oakland avenue station of the Milwaukee Road. Consecutive losses to New York and Washington, bitterly cold weather and the location of the celebration failed to keep between 800 and 1,000 people from cheering the team's arrival, and escorting them, sirens screaming, through downtown streets to the Hotel Northland. A few minutes before the Chippewa arrived, at 4:40, it was impossible to park within three blocks of the station. Many fans, in fact, remained within their cars, and tooted their welcome as the short cavalcade passed on its way to the East Side. The enthusiasm and noise of the welcome caught the players totally unprepared, and they had little to say as they were escorted from their special coach and led to the string of Packard cars furnished for the occasion by Green Bay motors...STRIKES UP DIN: The fire chief's red-painted car, manned by Sam Aebischer and Gus Joppe, struck up a terrific din on its siren, and the many private cars jammed into the stationway followed suit, providing a healthy din for the returning Packers. Motorcycle Policemen Bill Maes and Norb Rondou provided an official escort as the cars skidded down slippery Oakland avenue to W. Mason street, and thence along Broadway to Main. At this point the celebrants were halted by an extended freight train, but five minutes later continued the drive across the Main street bridge. The many cars parked waiting for the train struck up a chorus as the Packers were driven across the river, and the screaming procession then continued down Washington street to Doty, returning on Adams to the Northland...FOLLOWED TO HOTEL: Many of the cars at the station followed the Packers to the hotel, and there was a general handshaking bee after their arrival. Coach E.L. Lambeau, who appeared as surprised as the rest and expressed complete satisfaction at the program, rode in the first car with Captain Milt Gantenbein, Tiny Engebretsen and Paul Miller. The immediate future of the squad was uncertain today, and there was no official indication as to what effect, if any, the two final defeats will have upon the squad personnel for 1938. Coach Lambeau is expected to clarify the situation soon, once the odds and ends of the 1937 season are cleared away. Lou Gordon did not return to Green Bay, getting off the train at Chicago, while Darrell Lester headed back to Texas for a visit. He will return to Wisconsin soon to play with the Oshkosh All Stars, professional basketball team. Ernie Smith went to Detroit, and will drive a new car home to California, an annual stunt with the Los Angeles tackle, while Champ Seibold remained at Washington to keep injured Eddie Jankowski company. The rest of the men returned to Green Bay, except for Arnold Herber, who left the train at De Pere, his hometown. About the only bright spot in the eastern trip was the financial aspect, as bother the New York and Washington games drew extra large crowds. A part of the money the football corporation already has planned to invest in a larger stadium, aiming to accommodate 24,000 fans for the 1938 games, including 6,000 new one dollar seats.
JANKOWSKI IS IMPROVED
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - Eddie Jankowski, Green Bay Packer fullback who was taken to the Emergency hospital at Washington after the Packer-Redskin football game Sunday, was improved today, according to a telephone communication to Washington, made by Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician. "If no skull fracture is found," Dr. Kelly said, "I would not be surprised if Jankowski left the hospital within a week." X-ray photographs were taken this morning in an effort to determine the extent of the fullback's injuries. He was hurt in the fourth period of Sunday's contest, and was unconscious when taken to the hospital. Champ Seibold, Packer tackle, is remaining with him...TEMPERATURE IS NORMAL: Jankowski had entirely recovered unconsciousness today, and there were no further indication of a fracture, although it was believe he incurred a severe concussion. He was bothered by headaches today, but his temperature was normal. Blood pressure was satisfactory, and his pulse was slow, indicating some cerebral involvement. There were no definitely unfavorable symptoms, and if no fracture is discovered, he probably will be permitted to leave the hospital this week. The Packer squad which returned to Green Bay last night took a terrific physical beating in its two Eastern games. Dr. Kelly declared it was the worst in his experience as club physician. Practically every member of the squad is bruised and scarred, while Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg is recuperating at Milwaukee from a severe leg injury, his limb being placed in a cast...FRACTURES HIS THUMB: Herman Schneidman fractured a thump in the Washington game, forcing crippled Hank Bruder to see action. Russ Letlow is a mess, having several slashes on his face, and a thumb which was bitten almost through by Tarzan White of the New York Giants. This incident brought on a fist fight during the game, when Letlow laid out White colder than a headlinesman's heart. Clarke Hinkle has a severe scalp laceration, the injury being received through his helmet, and Don Hutson was badly shaken up. Arnold Herber received an injury to his chest muscles, the extent of which has not been determined, and practically every other Packer carries the scars of the recent battles.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - The Packers are back in the lobby of the Hotel Northland, and most of them show no inclination to head for their rooms, but stand around in overcoats and gloves, warming up from the sudden change of weather...they were walking around Washington without coats two days ago, and played football Sunday in tepid temperatures so the brisk Wisconsin weather is a bit tough on them. But not as tough, they indicate, as the Giants and Redskins..."Those teams really were set for us," says Clarke Hinkle, and the scores seem to back him up...Coach Curly Lambeau expressed pleasure with the fine welcome his team received at the station, implies that not all of the boys performed well on the Eastern invasion..."The Giants and Redskins were keyed way up," he adds, and returns to the subject of the welcome. "It's great," he says. Paul Miller and Tiny Engebretsen express themselves as very glad to be home...so does Bill Lee, right tackle imported from Brooklyn at mid-season, but Bill won't enjoy the Wisconsin winter long...he leaves today for the sunny South and the Alabama cotton fields, along with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hutson...this climate is no spot for a Southerner...Bill still is talking about his wrestling challenge to Bronko Nagurski...he wants to meet the Bronk, and would just as soon do it in Green Bay..."The match might draw well here," he says, and he probably is right. Russ Letlow is sporting a plaster over his eye, a relic of his tangle with Tarzan White at New York..."But you should see White," chorus several of the other Packers..."The boys behaved perfectly on the trip," says Spike Spachmann, ticket sales director who made the entire trip. The Packers had an idea before they left Washington that they might get a welcome on their return, but when they lost to the Redskins they gave up the idea entirely...one burly lineman bet a quarter that there wouldn't be 25 people at the station, and as the temperature dropped so did the hopes of the Packers...so they were very pleasantly surprised.
PACKERS TO SEEK NEW BLOOD FOR '38
NOV 30 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers football team management will seek new blood to bolster its 1938 attack, it was indicated today following return of the players from the loss of two final professional league games in the east. The Packer management was understood to favor raising the squad limit from 25 men to 30. It was encouraged by possibility that two of the three college players drafted last year by the Packers will enter the professional ranks next fall. They were Charles Wilkinson, Minnesota quarterback of 1935 and 1936, and Merle Wendt, Ohio. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau was anxious to regain the championship and hoped to find recruits capable of repairing the vulnerable spots which appeared this season.
PACKER MENTAL ATTITUDE OFF COLOR IN LAST GAMES
DEC 1 (Green Bay) - That hoodoo of American football - Old Man Mental Attitude - played a major part in the Green Bay Packers' four defeats of the 1937 season, Coach E.L. Lambeau said today in discussing the past schedule - and in looking forward to 1938. The annual meting of the NFL will be held at Chicago Saturday Dec. 11, when the draft list will be drawn by all clubs. Several key men faltered at crucial periods of the Eastern games to cripple the Packers' victory chance, Lambeau recalled, although he conceded that both the New York Giants and Washington Redskins were keyed far beyond their normal peaks. "Some of our best-known players will report next year with instructions to prove their worth before they resume their regular positions with the squad," he predicted. "In the first place," the coach remarked, hearkening back to the early days of the past season, "the men did not report with the proper mental attitude. They lacked the determination to win so important to a football team, and doubly important in a professional league, where the teams are all tough and most of them are evenly matched. Our team did not regain the proper attitude until it had suffered three defeats - by the College All Stars, the Chicago Cardinals and the Bears. We should have defeated the All Stars and the Cardinals, and we should have given the Bears a much better battle than we did."...HIT THEIR STRIDE: "Then the players awakened, hitting their stride against the Detroit Lions, and driving through one game after another. They reached their peak against the Chicago Bears, and were still tough against Philadelphia. Then the Packers went east, and the old determination was gone. They returned to the same old mental attitude they had at the start of the season. What's the answer? It's a mystery, and probably is an accumulation of many things. In the last two games players missed easy assignments on the field, after stating these same assignments correctly in their quiz periods, proving that their minds weren't on football."...SOME WEAK SPOTS: Lambeau indicated that he was pleased with the work of some of his players during the season, and disappointed with the play of others. The left tackle position, he indicated, will have to be strengthened for 1938, along with several other spots which need bracing. "Of course, we were off to a terrible start this year, and were working under a terrific strain," he continued. "Beaten in our first two league games, we knew we couldn't afford to lose another one. Every game had to be a victory. And it is my personal opinion that the Green Bay Packers, keyed and in condition, can beat any team in the league. There were outstanding examples of courage on the Eastern trip. Russ Letlow, who has played a fine game at guard all season, was a standout. So sick he could hardly sit on the bench at Washington, he entered the contest and played a whirlwind game until completely exhausted. The fight and courage of Paul Miller, our injured left halfback, was beautiful to watch." Some of the veteran Packers played consistently good football all season, Lambeau indicated. In particular, he mentioned halfback Bob Monnett, fullback Clarke HInkle, quarterback Herman Schneidman, halfback Joe Laws, Lou Gordon, tackle, played outstanding football until his last game...BUD MAKES GRADE: Earl (Bud) Svendsen, a first year man at center, fitted perfectly into the Packer picture - "We felt safe in using him any time we wanted to." Eddie Jankowski, while a bit weak on defense, had a great first year and proved one of the greatest blockers and ball carriers on the squad. Champ Seibold displayed great improvement at left tackle, but Arnold Herber's injury was costly. He remained on the sidelines for several important games. "So badly were we shaken up by New York and Washington," Lambeau added, "that we would be unable to put a team on the field if we had to play next Sunday. I couldn't dig up four backs fit to see action."
PACKER PLAYERS SAYING GOOD-BYE
DEC 1 (Green Bay) - Breaking up until another football season, players of the Green Bay Packers were paying their last 1937 visits to the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau yesterday and today. Bill Lee and Donald Hutson, accompanied by Mrs. Hutson, headed southward yesterday, while Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Hinkle will leave soon for a vacation in Florida. Lon Evans will remain in town until the end of the week and then will head to Texas, his home state. Earl (Bud) Svendsen and his wife have left for Minneapolis, where Bud will reenter the University of Minnesota physical education course. A number of the Packers are year-round residents of the city, and these will remain here for the greater part of the winter. They include Paul Miller, Henry Bruder, Milton Gantenbein, Wayland Becker, Paul Engebretsen, Arnold Herber, George Svendsen, Charles Goldenberg and Coach Lambeau.
JANKOWSKI SAYS HE FEELS FINE
DEC 1 (Green Bay) - "I'm feeling fine," said Eddie Jankowski, injured Packer fullback, from his bed in Washington Emergency hospital today to Coach E.L. Lambeau, who contacted him by long distance telephone. Jankowski reported that he will be allowed to leave the hospital within four days. Champ Seibold is remaining with him and will accompany him home.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 1 (Green Bay) - A few of the Green Bay Packers whose years of service entitle them to be ranked as veterans will report to the squad next fall on a tryout basis, Coach Curly Lambeau announced in his first interview after returning from Green Bay's unsuccessful invasion of the seaboard sector. The Packers, you will recall, went down fighting, but went down just the same, losing to the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins on successive Sundays. This was very heartening to the men backing pro football in the East, but it ruined a couple of Sundays for thousands of fans back in Wisconsin, and nobody realizes this better than Curly. Hence the announcement. "It is not fair to say that the team was not giving its best efforts on the Eastern trip," he said. "Some of the men never fought harder, never tried harder, never played harder, but there were a few who didn't seem to be 'putting out' in New York and Washington. They didn't seem to have their minds on football. There was too much sight-seeing, too many friends around to entertain them. Understand me, there was not a bit of dissipating. The squad behaved perfectly - but there were too many things happening to take their minds off their games. Then we met two teams - neither the equal of the Chicago Bears or Detroit Lions - which were keyed to their highest peaks of the season. They played their greatest games of the year on the days they met the Packers. They could do little wrong, and every possible tough break went against Green Bay. We lost two games." The squad is breaking up this week. There'll be no post-season trip - a new league rule forbids it - and the squad probably won't be reassembled until late next summer, in preparation for another strenuous season. It can't be any tougher than this one, Curly admits. "We put ourselves at a terrific disadvantage right at the start by losing those two first games," he admitted. "We then were in a position where we had to win every remaining game on our schedule - or else. We won seven of them in a two, by regaining a proper mental attitude and holding it, but the old stuff wasn't there after the Philadelphia game in Milwaukee."..Curly made no official announcement, but it is likely that nearly all the men who finished the 1937 season will report next summer, but some of the veterans will have to prove their worth before they'll be given regular positions. Then there will be a promising assortment of beginners in pro football, including probably several men already well known by reputation to Green Bay fans. Lambeau had a talk with one man who was drawn on the Packer draft list last season, but didn't report, and the Packer coach says this man very probably will join the squad for 1938. In all, the past season cannot be ranked as a failure. It was enormously successful financially, and for once Green Bay's loyal fans can enjoy the winter without listening to constant chatter regarding a possible transfer of the franchise. The Packers proved themselves the greatest drawing card in professional football, and clubs will be only too glad to schedule them for next season. They provided the sensation of the league by roaring through seven consecutive games victorious. They beat the Lions twice, the Bears and the Cardinals once each. They whipped Cleveland twice and ruined Philadelphia. They lost one game each to the Bears, Cardinals, New York and Washington. That's not bad for a little city like this.
PACKERS KEEP PASSING LEAD
DEC 1 (New York) - A new NFL team record for forward
passing efficiency was established this season as two
teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Washington
Redskins, both passed the old mark of 41 percent held
jointly by Green Bay and Brooklyn. Green Bay, having
completed its schedule, has completed 95 out of 216
passes for 43 percent, and Washington, with 86 out of
204 tosses for 42 percent, still has a chance to tie or
overtake Green Bay in its final game against the Giants
next Sunday. If the tossers in the Washington-Giants
and Bears-Cardinals games next Sunday can keep up
the league average of the season, a new standard will
be established in forward passing efficiency for the 
entire season by all teams. Last year 36.5 percent of all
passes thrown were completed and with two games
remaining a total of 638 aerials were completed out of
1,703 thrown for 37.4 percent. The Packers finished the
season as the leading offensive team with 3,229 yards
gained and 220 points scored. Detroit is second in both divisions. Washington is the third leading ground gainer and the Bears hold third place in scoring. The New York Giants held opponents to 1,740 yards and 60 points for defensive honors, while the Bears are second.
HUTSON SETS TWO NEW RECORDS FOR AERIAL RECEIVING
DEC 2 (New York) - Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers'
ace end from Alabama, shattered two individual NFL
records in pass receiving which he had established last
season, according to statistics released today. He
caught 41 passes for 552 yards, bettering his own 1936
marks of 34 catches for 526 yards. Individual marks in
scoring and forward passing may be eclipsed in the
final two games of the season on Sunday. Slingin' Sam
Baugh, Washington, needs only eight completions 
against the New York Giants to pass Arnie Herber's
record of 77 completions made last year. Jack Manders,
Chicago Bears, had 68 points and needs 12 more to
break his own record of 79 established in 1934. He also
can tie his record of ten field goals in one season in the
game against the Cardinals Sunday, for he is leading
the field at present with eight successful boots. Bob
Monnett, Green Bay, continues to pace the circuit in
forward passing efficiency with an average of .506 with
Ed Danowski, New York, jumping to second place with
.480 to overage Herber, Green Bay, and Baugh. Herber
has an average of .451 and Baugh has an average of
,448. Cliff Battles, Washington, leads the ground 
gainers with 709 yards, heading Clarke Hinkle, Green
Bay, who has 552, and John Karcis, Pittsburgh, who 
has 511. Battles has such a commanding lead that he
undoubtedly will finish the season in first place and
duplicate his performance of 1933, when he led the NFL
in this department as a second year man in the pro 
ranks...SECOND TO MANDERS: Hinkle is second to
Manders in scoring with 57 points, 12 points ahead of
Dutch Clark, player-coach of Detroit. Riley Smith,
Washington, and Hutson are tied for fourth with 42 
points. Hutson and Clark have completed their seasons,
so Smith can take third place by scoring four or more
points against the Giants Sunday. Gaynell Tinsley,
recruit from L.S.U. with the Cardinals, is second to
Hutson in pass receiving, having caught 30 passes for
520 yards. If he can gain 34 yards on the receiving end
of aerials against the Bears Sunday, he will shatter 
Hutson's newly created mark in this department.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - While the football pot is beginning
to simmer down and the fans are preparing to put the lid
on the boiler until another season rolls around, the 
Green Bay Packers still are licking their wounds they
received during their super-strenuous 1937 schedule.
Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, remarked today that in
all his connection with the team he never has seen a
group with the collective physical disarrangement of the
current Packers. Here is the proof if any is needed that
the Packers went down fighting: Arnold Herber with a
broken rib, incurred in the New York game; Buckets
Goldenberg at home in Milwaukee with his leg in a cast;
Bud Svendsen's broken nose; Herman Schneidman's
fractured thumb; Eddie Jankowski in a Washington
hospital with a severe brain concussion; Russ Letlow
badly beaten and his thumb nearly chewed off; Clarke
Hinkle with a severe gash on the side of his head; and half a dozen others with very painful injuries. These hurts, you will notice, were received in combat and are not the type picked up by a team which is poorly trained.
LOS ANGELES WILL ATTEND PRO MEET
DEC 2 (Los Angeles) - Officials of the Los Angeles Bulldogs' professional football team will attend the NFL meeting in Chicago next week, hopeful of smoothing out "trouble" between the team and the league. President Leon V. McCardie ad Secretary Harry Myers said they would like to bring the National league champions here to meet the Bulldogs, undefeated American league titleholders. National league officials were reported opposed to the annual post-season trek to the coast on the ground the Bulldogs "stole" three players from their reserve list - Al Nichelini, a back, and Harry Field and Bernie Hughes, linemen.
DUFFY HAS VISIT WITH JANKOWSKI
DEC 3 (Green Bay) - Eddie Jankowski, Packer fullback who is Washington Emergency hospital following an injury received in last Sunday's football game, is improving, Gerald Clifford, Packer director, was informed in a telegram from Senator F. Ryan Duffy today. Duffy wired: "Saw Jankowski last night. Seems to feel considerably better."
PACKERS SIGN UP
DEC 3 (Oshkosh) - Two centers on the Green Bay Packer football team, George Svendsen and Darrell Lester, reported here yesterday for practice with the Oshkosh All Stars, professional basketball team. Svendsen played basketball at the University of Minnesota, and Lester at Texas Christian.
GARNER AND DUFFY VISIT JANKOWSKI
DEC 4 (Washington) - Vice-President Garner and Senator F. Ryan Duffy of Wisconsin visited Eddie Jankowski, injured Green Bay Packer football player, at a hospital Saturday. Jankowski is recovering from an injury suffered during the Packer-Washington Redskins game last Sunday. The vice-president, who witnessed the game as Senator Duffy's guest, told Jankowski that he saw the play on which the Packer player was hurt, saying, "I thought you were pretty badly injured."
BATTLES, BAUGH COMBINE TO GIVE GIANTS BEATING
DEC 6 (New York) - What possibly is the most effective
scoring combination in football history - Cliff Battles, the
ball carrying will o' the wisp, and Sammy Baugh, the
peerless passer - has shot the surprising Washington
Redskins through to the championship of the Eastern
division of the NFL. Sammy and Cliff and the rest of the
remarkable Redskins did it the terrific way yesterday,
terrorizing the New York Giants, 49 to 14, before 58,000
enthralled fans at the Polo Grounds. Among those who
witnessed the electrifying battle were 7,000 wild-eyed
Washington rooters, who ripped up the goal posts and
everything...WALL IS SAVAGE: The way Cliff and Sam
cut didoes behind their savagely thrusting forward wall,
it is difficult to picture them as losers next Sunday,
when they meet the Chicago Bears, champions of the
Western division, at Chicago's Wrigley field in their
playoff for the league title. The Bears, with nothing at
stake, steamrolled the Chicago Cardinals, 42 to 28, in
their finale yesterday. Cliff the runner and Sammy the
thrower demoralized the Giants. Between them, they
chopped the New Yorkers' defense into kindling wood,
and it previously had been regarded as one of the
stoutest defenses in the game. Battles, a wraith in silk
panties, carried the ball 170 yards in 24 carries from
scrimmage, not counting a 76-yard runback of an
intercepted pass. Baugh completed 11 passes for a
total gain of 135 yards, running his total of completions
for the season to 81 and breaking the previous league
record of 77...TOSSES LONG PASS: It was a crazy
game. First the Washingtons scored three touchdowns,
slick and clean and without any breaks. Then, at the
start of the second half, the Giants took to the air, with
Ed Danowski tossing, and scored twice in a hurry. That
made it only 21 to 14, and the Giants were back in the game. That was when the Redskins proved their greatness. Battles took off the wraps again and plugged the pigskin down to New York's 43. Baugh then drifted back, faked a short pass to draw in the Giants' secondary and whipped a long one into the arms of Ed Justice, who was away by himself. That whipped the Giants. The Bears, in winning their ninth game of the season against one defeat and one tie, spotted the Cards two touchdowns in the first period and then roared back with 13 points in the second and a 27-point blast in the third.
HINKLE, HUTSON MOVE UP PACKER SCORING
LIST
DEC 7 (Green Bay) - A vigorous group of young Packers
with touchdown complexes is shouldering up through
the team's all-time scoring ranks, but with firing now
completed for the 1937 season, the two old standbys,
Verne Lewellen and Johnny Blood, remain undisturbed
in their one-two positions. Lewellen, who scored 50
touchdowns and one extra point between 1924-1932, 
still is far in front of the Green Bay list, which includes
all points scored in NFL competitions since the Packers
entered the league in 1921. The highest ranking active
Packers are Clarke Hinkle, who is booming along in
third place, now only 49 points behind Blood, and Don
Hutson, who is in fourth, an even 30 points in back of
Hinkle. Fourteen different Packers scoring during the
last season, representing every position on the team
except center. Three were halfbacks - Bob Monnett, Joe
Laws and Paul Miller - while three were ends - Bernard
Scherer, Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein. Three were
quarterbacks - Hank Bruder, Buckets Goldenberg and
Herman Schneidman - who also scored...GUARDS,
TACKLES SCORE: Additional scoring was done by
fullbacks Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski, guards Paul
Engebretsen and Zud Schammel and tackle Ernie 
Smith. Hinkle scored six touchdowns, kicked eight
extra points and booted two field goals during the 1937
season, raising his all-time total, covering ever season
​since 1932, from 119 to 175. He was good for 50 points
during the past campaign. Hutson scored 42 points on
seven touchdowns, all attained by receiving passes and
going places subsequently. He elevated his all-time 
mark from 103 to 145, passing Curly Lambeau and
going into fourth place on the big list. Hank Bruder, who
scored his first Bay points in 1931, added a touchdown
to his total this year and now has 94 points, which 
leaves him in 6th place, 15 points behind Lambeau...
MOVES UP NOTCH: Bob Monnett scored a single
touchdown, but moved up a notch on the strength of it,
the six points enabling him to pass La Vern Dilweg and
take seventh place with 92 points. Buckets Goldenberg
scored one touchdown this season, his No. 10 as a 
Packer, and raised his all-time record to 60 points. The
end of the season saw Ernie Smith still has a few
notches shy of equaling Red Dunn's extra point total.
During his Packer career from 1927 to 1931, the famous
redhead booted 46 extra points, and the 11 Smith got
this season raised his number to 41. Smith also booted
a field goal this year, and his all-time total now reads
59. Joe Laws scored two touchdowns and booted his
total from 36 to 48. Gantenbein also was good for a pair
of touchdowns, raising his mark on the big list from 24 
to 36...FIVE EXTRA POINTS: Engebretsent kicked five
extra points and one field goal, giving him 27 points, as
compared to the 19 with which he ended last season.
Eddie Jankowski blazed into scoring list for the first
time, his four touchdowns and an extra point giving him
a total of 25 points. Paul Miller got his fourth Packer
touchdown and has 24 points; Bernie Scherer nailed 
two touchdowns to lift his total to 18; Herman
Schneidman scored one and has 12 points; while
Schammel's touchdown, scoring on a lateral from
Gantenbein, was his first as a Packer.
PACKERS TOP OFFENSE LIST
DEC 8 (New York) - Three new NFL records were
established during the 1937 season as only two out of
five 1936 leaders retained their team titles, according to
final statistics. Marks were shattered for team forward
passing, league total forward passing and total league
scoring. The Washington Redskins broke the week-old
forward passing record made by the Green Bay Packers
who in their last game two Sundays ago had eclipsed
their own record made in 1936. Washington finished the
season with 99 completions in 222 tosses for a record
44.5 percent. Green Bay two Sundays ago shattered
the old team record of 41 percent by finishing its season
with 95 completions in 216 tosses for 43.9 percent. 
Thus both teams passed the old mark and led the way
for a new standard of all teams in the National league. In all 1,543 passes were thrown and 594 completed by the ten teams for a mark of 38.5 percent. The old mark, made last year, was 36.5 percent with 604 completions out of 1,656 tosses...MUCH MORE SCORING: The third new record was the 1,424 points scored by all teams, breaking the old mark, set in 1934, of 1,302 points. This is an increase of 122 points over the former standard. The Eastern division teams may take much credit for this new mark, for clubs in that area tallied 613 points this season as against 495 in 1935, a difference of 118 points. Western teams tallied 811 points this year as against 779 in 1936, a difference of 32 points. Only two clubs retained their 1935 titles in the race for team honors. Green Bay again led the scorers with 220 points, and the Chicago Bears held opponents to 100 points for the best defense against scoring. New leaders are Washington, which took Green Bay's title in forward passing; Green Bay, which annexed the ground gaining leadership formerly held by Detroit; and Detroit, which held opponents for the least number of yards to displace Washington...TAKES GROUND HONORS: The Bears and Washington were second and third in scoring with 201 and 195 points, respectively. Green Bay gained 3,201 for ground gaining honors. Washington became the first Eastern team in four years to gain a place among the first three ground gained by finishing second with 2,923 yards. Detroit, last year's leader, was third with 2,707 yards. The New York Giants finished third behind Washington and Green Bay in forward passing with 40.8 percent, just one-tenth of one percent better than the Chicago Cardinal who finished in fourth place. Detroit held opponents to 2,102 yards, while Washington was second with 2,123 and New York third with 2,158 yards. These teams were all under last year's defensive yards total of 2,181 registered by Washington. Detroit also held opponents to 105 points for second place in this department. New York was third with 109 points scored against it.
DON HUTSON RETAINS HIS TITLE IN PASS RECEIVING
DEC 9 (Green Bay) - Four new individual records were
established during the 1937 NFL season and only two
out of seven of last year's leaders retained supremacy
in their specialties, according to the final statistics 
announced today. The new marks were made in pass
receiving and passing. Three freshmen in the pro ranks
shared honors in three of the new marks. Slingin' 
Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins recruit from 
Texas Christian, completed 81 passes to shatter the 
mark of 77 made by Arnie Herber, Green Bay, last year.
Gaynell Tinsley, first year end with the Chicago Cards
from Louisiana State, shared in two of the records. He
gained 675 yards on the receiving end of passes to
surpass the new mark of 552 yards made two weeks
ago by Don Hutson, Green Bay. Last year Hutson
gained 526 yards for a new league standard, and broke
it in his final game of the current season, only to have
the new mark shattered by Tinsley last Sunday...NEW
DISTANCE RECORD: Joe Reed, Tinsley's teammate at
L.S.U. last year, threw Tinsley a pass which gained 95
yards against the Bears to break the old mark made on
a Herber to Hutson pass good for 83 yards against the
Bears in 1934. Hutson was responsible for the fourth
new standard. He caught 41 passes to better the record
of 34 he caught in 1936. Tinsley also passed last year's
mark by two catches. New individual leaders took titles
form five out of seven 1936 champions. Hutson in pass
receiving and Jack Manders, Chicago Bears, in field
goal kicking were the only men who retained first places
held last year. Cliff Battles, Washington and West
Virginia Wesleyan, Giants, as the leading ground gainer
and in so doing became the first player in the history of
the National league to win this title twice. He won it
first in 1933, and this year gained 874 yards in nine
games for the second best total in the annals of the
league. He didn't play in two games this year or he 
might have surpassed the mark of 1,004 yards made by
Beattie Feathers, Bears, in 1934 in 12 games...TAKES
SCORING LEAD: Manders took the scoring title from
Dutch Clark, Detroit, with 69 points, 24 of which came
from eight field goals, giving him the leadership in this
department also. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, Riley 
Smith, Washington, and Clark finished second, third
and fourth in scoring with 57, 55 and 45 points, 
respectively. Baugh, in addition to breaking Herber's
completion mark, also became the 1937 leader in
yards gained by passes. He completed 81 out of 171
passes for 1,127 yards. Herber's yardage last year was
1,239 yards and set a new league record. Ed Danowski,
New York Giants, was the second best passer with 66
completions out of 134 tosses for 814 yards. His 
efficiency was 49.2 percent as against 47.3 percent for
Baugh. He had only five passes intercepted, the best
record in the history of the circuit for those who have
thrown more than one hundred passes. His record for
the past four years is 185 passes completed out of 383
for the extremely high average of 48.3 percent. Pat
Coffee, Chicago Cardinals, completed 52 aerials to 47
for Herber, but Herber's yardage and efficiency was 676
yards and 45.1 percent to 306 yards and 43.6 percent
for Coffee. Bob Monnett, Green Bay, had the best
efficiency record with 50.6 percent completions, but he
threw only 73 passes...HINKLE IS SECOND: Clarke
Hinkle, Green Bay, was second to Battles in ground
gaining with 552 yards, and John Karcis of Pittsburgh was third with 511 yards. The best average for ball carriers was made by Ernie Caddel, Detroit, who carried 76 times for 429 yards, an average of 5.6 yards per clip. Ed Jankowski, Green Bay, gained 325 yards in 61 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards. Charlie Malone, Washington, was the third best pass receiver with 28 catches for 419 yards, while Jeff Barrett, Brooklyn, took fourth with 20 catches for 461 yards. Taldon Manton, New York; Regis Monahan, Detroit, and Riley Smith, Washington, tied for second in field goals with five each. Armand Niccolai, Pittsburgh, was next with four. A total of 46 field goals were kicked by 18 players during the 1937 season as against the league record 48 by 17 players in 1936. The longest was made by Bill Shepherd, Detroit, a placement of 45 yards.
JOE CARR WON'T QUIT PRO LEAGUE
DEC 9 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe F. Carr of the NFL denied emphatically today reports that he would relinquish the presidency of the organization he founded 17 years ago. "There is absolutely nothing to the reports," said Carr, who recently recovered from a serious illness. "I'm feeling fine, but I've got to take it easy for awhile."
HALAS PRIMING BEARS TO STOP BAUGH'S PASSES
DEC 9 (Chicago) - Bottling up maneuvers to stop the Washington Redskins' sensational forward passer, Slingin' Sammy Baugh, will be the Chicago Bears' major task when they battle the easterners for the national professional football championship at Wrigley field Sunday. George Halas, coaching genius and owner of the Bears, is basing his strategy on a belief that if Baugh's passes are checked Washington's offense also will be checked. He also figures Cliff Battles, rated as the greatest running back in the National league for at least five years, will be stopped if Baugh's passes aren't clicking. The Bears' mentor believes the best defense against forward passes lies not so much in alert covering by defending backs as in rushing the passer. No forward passer, Halas says, is quite so effective when he sees two or three big charges bearing down on him at top speed, ready to knock his bloomers off the instant they connect. For the forward passer is even less effective after he has been knocked down a few time, Halas opines. Baugh and his Redskin teammates arrived today in blustering near zero temperatures to complete training. Coach Red Flaherty planned to hustle the 26 players out for a workout this afternoon. The squad formed an advance contingent of a Washington delegation, numbering more than a thousand, which will arrive on special trains Sunday morning. They will be a part of a capacity crowd of 44,000 expected to see the game. The Bears have voted to divide the players' share from Sunday's game to 33 full shares. Twenty-eight active players were awarded full shares which may amount to $750 each for the winning team. The players will receive 60 percent of the gross receipts after expenses, including 15 percent for park rental, has been deducted. Ten percent is divided between second place teams in each division, namely, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, leaving 50 percent for the contending teams which is split on the basis of 60 percent for the winning team and 40 percent for the losers.
LAMBEAU LEAVES FOR LEAGUE MEET
DEC 10 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau will leave tonight for Chicago, where tomorrow he will attend the annual meeting of the NFL as representative of the Green Bay Packers. The most pressing business at the meeting with the drawing of the 1938 draft list, including collegiate seniors of the past season who are rated eligible for National league competition next fall.
PACKERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR NEWEST ALL-AMERICAN AWARD
DEC 10 (Green Bay) - While all-star football combinations bob up on every side as an aftermath of the current season, college grid stars of a few seasons back are being recalled in a move that helps answer the question: "Where are they now?" And when the 33 players picked by the All-America board of football as the best in the nation during the years 1932, 1933 and 1934 ballot on their selection of the player who has best lived up to the ideals of college football since leaving the campus, three present and two former Green Bay Packers will be among the candidates. The three from this year's Packer team, now scattered in various part of the country, are end Don Hutson, who was picked on the board's All-America team in 1934 as a member of the University of Alabama eleven; tackle Ernie Smith, who received the honor as a member of the great University of Southern California team of 1932, and back George Sauer, out of Nebraska's Cornhusker crop of 1933. Only eligible candidates are members of the three first elevens picked during the three years, and voting is restricted to the same group. All the players have had three years at least in civil life, and the board is of the opinion that each has had the same general opportunity since leaving college...GETS ROCKNE CUP: The players receiving the largest number of votes will receive the all-America captain's cup, contributed by Mrs. Knute Rockne in 1932 as a permanent possession. Besides Hutson, Sauer and Smith, players who once wore the Packer uniform after all-America selection by the board were Joe Kurth, tackle from Notre Dame picked the game year as Smith, and George Maddox, tackle from Kansas State, honored in 1934. Maddox suffered a leg injury in the All Star game of 1935 and reported to the Packers that year with Don Hutson, who also came up from the game at Soldier Field in Chicago. Maddox, however, was forced to drop football by the leg injury after participating in only one of the preseason practice games at Chippewa Falls...PLAYED IN 1933: Kurth played with the Packers of 1933, but was dropped in the 1934 season after proving somewhat ineffective as a National league lineman. After leaving Green Bay he became associated with the Lincoln Life Insurance company of Chicago, and at present is a commercial radio time salesman with Station WHBF in Rock Island, Ill. After leaving the Packer lineup, he was player-coach of the La Crosse Lagers for two seasons and brought a team to Green Bay for a practice game in 1935. As fans know, Hutson usually returns to his home in Fayette, Ala., after the football season, and then turns to professional baseball. Last summer he was with Albany. Smith heads back to his native Los Angeles and resumes activities in the life insurance business. Sauer, one of the greatest athletes in University of Nebraska history, is back at the University of New Hampshire to take up basketball coaching duties. His football team won seven and lost one for the most successful season the Eastern school ever has enjoyed. Some other present and former league players are on the list. Regis Monahan, 1934 guard choice from Ohio State and at present flanking the center for the Detroit Lions, is one of them. Monahan who kicked a field goal for three of the Lions' 17 points against the New York Giants last week, probably will quit playing football after this season - and so may Ernie Smith...SETS UP AGENCY: Monahan is employed in the auditing department of the Briggs Manufacturing company during the off season, and plans to devote all his time to that work. Smith has been a life insurance underwriter ever since leaving college, and plans to set up an agency in Los Angeles. Beattie Feathers, one of the most outstanding backs with the Chicago Bears in 1934, was named by the board as a member of the University of Tennessee team of 1933. He also plays semi-pro baseball. Dixie Howell, Alabama's great back in 1934, returned to the gridiron front this season, but was overshadowed in the Washington lineup by Riley Smith, a former teammate, and Sammy Baugh (spelled P-O-I-S-O-N to the Packers). Howell also played professional baseball, and at one time coached the University of New Mexico grid team...CHOICE OF BOARD: Harry Newman, always mentioned when great forward passers are brought to mind, was the board's quarterback choice in 1932. He played with the New York Giants after leaving the University of Michigan, and today samples and buys canned goods for a large chain food company. Newman holds the distinction of never having had a penalty called upon him in all the time he played football. Others once connected with the league and the year in which they were named by the board are Warren Heller of Pittsburgh, 1932; Bob Horstmann of Purdue, 1932; Paul Moss of Purdue, 1932; Art Krueger of Marquette, 1932; Cotton Warburton of Southern California, 1933; Chuck Bernard of Michigan, 1933; W.A. Smith of Washington, 1933, and Joseph P. Skladany of Pittsburgh, 1933. The All-America Board of Football, which has not yet announced its 1937 selections, is composed of Howard Jones, Robert Zuppke, Glenn S. Warner, Frank Thomas and Christy Walsh.
WHITE CHOSEN BY CLEVELAND
DEC 11 (Chicago) - Club owners of the NFL convened here today for their annual draft meeting. In reverse order of their league standings, teams will choose the outstanding college stars for service next season. Under league rules, Cleveland, which finished last this year, will have first choice of any player whose name is in the draft. Cleveland has already named "Whizzer" White of Colorado as its choice. But whether White plays with Cleveland is another question, because he may be used as trading material. White, furthermore, has said he would not play pro ball. In the absence of President Joe Carr of Columbus, O., the meeting was in charge of Carl Storck, also of Columbus, treasurer and vice president. It was the first meeting President Carr has missed since he founded the league 17 years ago. He is recuperating from a two month's illness.
PACKERS' DRAFT INCLUDES ANDY URAM, CECIL ISBELL
DEC 13 (Green Bay) - Ten outstanding football players
he believes capable of making the grade in the toughest
league of all were selected by Coach E.L. Lambeau of
the Green Bay Packers at the NFL's annual draft
meeting, held Saturday at the Sherman hotel, Chicago.
The Packers, forced to draw in seventh place because
of their elevated position in the league standings, didn't
get all the men they wanted, missing in particular Fred
Vanzo of Northwestern and Popovich of Montana, two,
big husky backs. The Chicago Cardinals drew Popovich
on their second choice, and Vanzo was grabbed earlier
by the New York Giants. The Packer draft list includes:
Isbell, Purdue, back
Schreyer, Purdue, tackle
Sweeney, Notre Dame, end
Uram, Minnesota, back
Kovatch, Northwestern, end
Ragazzo, Western Reserve, tackle
Howell, Nebraska, back
Barnhard, Greeley State, guard
Tinsley, Georgia, guard
Falkenstein, St. Mary's, back
The meeting brought forth plenty of fireworks, Lambeau
reported upon returning to Green Bay today, but most
controversial matters were laid over until the February
meeting in New York, when the 1938 schedule will be
adopted. The chief argumentation at Chicago arose over
the demand of second division teams for increased
preference in the drawing. Brooklyn, Philadelphia and
Cleveland wanted to draw five players each before any
of the first division clubs had one selection, and this
proposal set off the leading team managers in short
order. Finally it was decided to give the second division
teams first choice, followed by one choice apiece from
the first division clubs. Then the second division teams
had two selections, followed by one for the first division,
and this process was repeated. It enabled the second
division teams to get a fair corner on the available talent
which was the idea of the draft setup anyway. Cecil
Isbell, Purdue's great back, is one of the nation's
outstanding football players. He is a great runner,
passer, blocker, kicker - a quadruple threat men in 
every sense. He threw the long pass which enabled the
Boilermakers to tie Wisconsin this season, and he is
known as an extremely aggressive and vigorous type of
back. His teammate, Schreyer, is a 225-pound tackle
regarded by Lambeau as ready for the professional 
game. He also is aggressive, and was rated as one of
the Big Ten's best tackles. Chuck Sweeney, end, was
captain of the 1937 Notre Dame team, and in being
mentioned on several all-America squads. Weighing 
195 pounds and standing close to the 6-foot mark, he
does everything well, being a vicious blocker and hard
tackler. He blocked punts in several crucial games for the Irish this year. Andy Uram is a familiar name in Midwestern football circles, and had he not incurred a mid-season injury, the speedy Minnesota halfback would have been maned on many mythical teams. He picked up a cracked bone in his left arm, which since has healed, and he will play in the East-West game on the coast New Year's day. Uram is a great runner and passer. His long sprint against Nebraska in 1936 won the game for the Gophers. John Kovatch of Northwestern is a 208-pound, 6-foot end with fine pro football possibilities. He is very tough and rugged. Lambeau is interested in Ragazzo, a veteran of unbeaten Western Reserve university for three seasons who was instrumental in the Cleveland school's great record. He plays tackle, weighs 220 pounds and is as tough as a carload of cement. He plays football just like his name sounds. Howell of Nebraska is a 188-pound quarterback who directed the Cornhuskers through the successful season. He also is a triple threat man, being an outstanding aerialist. He will quarterback the West team in the San Francisco game Jan. 1. Barnhart is practically unknown in the Midwest, and several pro coaches were surprised when the Greeley State guard was chosen by Green Bay. "We figured he wouldn't be taken, and we could snap him up," remarked one leader to Lambeau. Barnhart's father recently visited Green Bay and interested the Packer coach in his son, who is anxious to join the Green Bay squad. Barnhart is a fighting, aggressive type of player, weighing 235 pounds and rated one of the greatest guards in the West. Tinsley of Georgia is another fine guard, weighing 205 pounds and having developed a hard hitting and speedy technique. Lambeau saw Falkenstein of St. Mary's when the Gaels met Fordham at New York. Falkenstein was well bottled up by the Ram defense, but showed great possibilities, and is worth a tryout. "We still need another big, tough back," Lambeau said today, "and we are going hunting for one." Olaf Haugsrud, Duluth sportsman, attended the meeting and invited all the National league clubs to establish training quarters at Duluth next summer, thus affording a general headquarters for players, coaches and the press. By a ruling laid down Saturday, National league clubs were forbidden to play the Los Angeles Bulldogs, which owners stated has violated principles of the league. There was no talk of post-season games, and it was believed that no National league club will visit the coast this season. At least seven of the Packer draft men will play in the East-West game.
ALL-PRO GRIDIRON SQUAD IS CHOSEN BY UNITED PRESS
DEC 14 (Chicago) - Take a backfield of Dutch Clark, Sammy Baugh, Jack Manders and Clarke Hinkle operating behind a line averaging 266 pounds from end to end and you have an almost perfect football team. That's the sort of an eleven the United Press names today as the all-NFL team of 1937. The backfield selected is the coach's dream. Dutch Clark, Detroit, after eight years in the league and about ready to retire, is still the keenest field general in football. In addition he is the league's fourth best ground gainer, with 468 yards in 96 attempts. Sammy Baugh, Washington's celebrated passer playing his first year in the pro ranks, was the main reason why the Redskins won the title by routing the New York Giants, 49-14, and licking the Chicago Bears, 28-21. He set a new National league record by completing 81 out of 171 passes for a total of 1,127 yards in 11 regular games, and then rifled 17 out of 34 passes for 325 yards in the playoff game against the Bears...MANDERS IS NAMED: Baugh's running mate at right half, Jack Manders, Bears, is perhaps the best all round back in football. He's a star at placekicking, blocking, plunging, running and tackling. He carried the ball 73 times for 319 yards. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay veteran, completes the all-star backfield. He gained 552 yards in 129 attempts, and is regarded as one of the greatest plungers in the game. In addition he's a superb kicker, line backer-up and blocker. In front of this quartet would be a tackle to tackle alignment of Turk Edwards, 255, Washington, and Joe Stydahar, 230, Bears, at the forwards, George Musso, 250, Bears, and Lon Evans, 230, Green Bay, at the guards, and Mike Basrak, 205, Pittsburgh, center. They are all big, tough and fast. On the wings the two outstanding performers were Gaynell Tinsley, 195, Chicago Cardinals, and Ed Klewicki, 210, Detroit. Tinsley outstripped Don Hutson, Green Bay's great pass receiver, this season, by catching 36 passes for 675 yards, a new league record. Klewicki is perhaps the greatest all-around end in the league, everything considered...SEVEN ARE VETERANS: Seven of the first team are league veterans. Stydahar is a second year man. The other three are freshmen - Baugh, formerly of Texas Christian; Basrak, ex-Duquesne ace; and Tinsley, quondam Louisiana State all-American. Although beaten by the Redskins for the league title, the Chicago Bears won three place on the first team. Two places each went to Washington, Green Bay and Detroit, and one each to Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cardinals. The outstanding specialists in the pro league were:
Passer - Sammy Baugh, Washington
Kicker (for distance) - Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn
Kicker (for accuracy) - Dutch Clark, Detroit
Best blocker - Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay
Best pass receiver - Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals
Best offensive lineman - Danny Fortmann, Chicago Bears
Best defensive lineman - Turk Edwards, Washington
Best line backer up - Mike Basrak, Pittsburgh
Best defensive end - Ed Klewicki, Detroit
Best line plunger - Hinkle
Fastest back - Ernie Caddel, Detroit
Fastest starting back - Ray Nolting, Chicago Bears
Most elusive runner - Cliff Battles, Washington
Best placekicker - Jack Manders, Chicago Bears
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
DEC 14 (Green Bay) -  A new threat to the fullbacking supremacy of Green Bay's Clarke Hinkle has arisen in the person of rolypoly Johnny Karcis, smashing backfield demon of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who has been getting a strenuous play throughout the Eastern division for the fullback position on the all-professional team of 1937. "If you look at the records," commented a Pittsburgh sportswriter recently, "it has to be Hinkle or Karcis. Bronko Nagurski and Ace Gutowsky are way below Karcis in yards gained, but Hinkle is more versatile." We won't have to wait long. The all-pro team will be announced tomorrow.
​DON HUTSON TO COACH
DEC 14 (Pine Bluff, AR) - Don Hutson, professional football player with the Green Bay Packers, announced here today he would return to the University of Alabama next month to become assistant to End Coach Harold Drew under whose tutelage he was an All-America selection in 1934.
HINKLE, EVANS ARE ALL-PRO SELECTIONS
DEC 15 (Green Bay) - Two members of the Green Bay Packer football team, fullback Clarke Hinkle and guard Lon Evans, were named today on the first professional all-America team, selected by coaches of the National league. Washington placed three men on the 1937 all-league team. Seven players who made last year's honor eleven retained places on this year's team, while two of the four newcomers were first year men in the professional ranks. The Washington stars who dominated the balloting this year were Turk Edwards, who was selected at tackle for the fourth year since 1932; Cliff Battles, halfback, who was chosen last year and in 1933 and who led the ground gainers this season with 874 yards, the second highest total in league history; and Slingin' Sammy Baugh, freshman halfback recruit from T.C.U. who set a new league record with 81 completed passes this year. Baugh was tied for first team halfback with Ernie Caddel, Detroit, with 21 points, but Baugh also was tied for second team quarterback with Ed Danowski, New York Giants, with nine points. Baugh's quarterback votes gives him the first team post at halfback...STYDAHAR LEADS POLL: The largest vote this year went to Joe Stydahar, Bears tackle, who received 43 points, three more than Earl (Dutch) Clark, player-coach of Detroit at quarterback, and Edwards at tackle. Stydahar was on the second team last year. Clark, who made first team quarterback for the sixth year since 1931 - he missed only in 1933 when he coached at Colorado college - didn't vote for himself, thereby depriving himself of five more points and leading Stydahar for the most points. A new record for consecutive years on the first team was made by Mel Hein, New York Giants ace center. He