Wayland Becker       32   E 6- 0 205       Marquette  3  5  27 11 FA - Brooklyn (1935)
Fritz Borak           9   E 6- 1 190       Creighton  1  1  25  1
Hank Bruder        18/5   B 6- 0 200    Northwestern  8  8  30 11
Frank Butler         35   T 6- 3 246     Michigan St  4  4  29  9
Tiny Engebretsen     34   G 6- 1 240    Northwestern  5  7  28 10 FA - Brooklyn (1934)
Milt Gantenbein      22   E 6- 0 200       Wisconsin  8  8  28 11
Buckets Goldenberg   43   G 5-10 225       Wisconsin  6  6  26 11
Arnie Herber         38   B 5-11 200           Regis  9  9  28
Clarke Hinkle        30  FB 5-11 205        Bucknell  7  7  29 11
John Howell          49   B 5-11 185        Nebraska  1  1  22  8 1938 Draft - 7th round
Don Hutson           14   E 6- 1 185         Alabama  4  4  25 10
Cecil Isbell         17   B 6- 1 190          Purdue  1  1  23 11 1938 Draft - 1st round
Ed Jankowski          7   B 5-10 195       Wisconsin  2  2  25 11 1937 Draft - 1st round
Swede Johnston       15   B 5-10 200       Marquette  6  7  28    FA - St. Louis (1934)
Tom Jones            37   G 5-11 230        Bucknell  1  8  28
Leo Katalinas        11   T 6- 2 240        Catholic  1  1  23  8
Joe Laws             24   B 5- 9 185            Iowa  5  5  27 10
Bill Lee             40   T 6- 3 225         Alabama  2  4  26 11 FA - Brooklyn (1937)
Darrell Lester       29   C 6- 3 220             TCU  2  2  24 10 1936 Draft - 5th round
Russ Letlow          46   G 6- 0 212   San Francisco  3  3  24 11 1936 Draft - 1st round
Ookie Miller         48   C 6- 1 215          Purdue  1  7  28 11 FA - Cleveland (1937)
Paul Miller           3   B 5-10 185    S. Dakota St  3  3  25 10
Bob Monnett          50   B 5- 9 180     Michigan St  8  8  28  9
Carl Mulleneaux      19   E 6- 4 210         Utah St  1  1  21 10
Lee Mulleneaux       18   C 6- 2 225      N. Arizona  1  6  24  5 FA - Chi Cards (1938)
Baby Ray             44   T 6- 6 250      Vanderbilt  1  1  22 11
Bernie Scherer       36   E 6- 1 193        Nebraska  3  3  25 10 1936 Draft - 3rd round
Herm Schneidman      51   B 5-10 200            Iowa  4  4  24 10
Roy Schoemann        42   C 6- 1 195       Marquette  1  1  24  3
Champ Seibold        41   T 6- 4 240       Wisconsin  5  5  25 11
Pete Tinsley         21   G 5- 8 205         Georgia  1  1  25  9 1938 Draft - 9th round
Andy Uram             8   B 5-10 187       Minnesota  1  1  23    1938 Draft - 4th round
Dick Weisberger      33   B 5-10 205     Williamette  1  1  23  4
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Start of Season G - Games  Played
1     7 Cecil Isbell         B Purdue
2    22 Marty Schreyer       T Purdue
3    37 Chuck Sweeney        E Notre Dame
4    47 Andy Uram            B Minnesota
5    57 John Kovatch         E Northwestern
6    67 Phil Ragazzo         T Case Western Reserve
7    77 John Howell          B Nebraska 
8    87 Frank Barnhart       G Northern Colorado 
9    97 Pete Tinsley         G Georgia 
10  107 Tony Falkenstein     B St. Mary's (Calif.)
BOLD ITALICS - Played for the Packers
With Arnier Herber slowing up, Curly Lambeau brought in a new rookie tailback with a strong passing arm. Cecil Isbell not only could throw the ball, but he could also carry it around the end for good yardage. Lambeau broke the rookie in gradually, alternating him with Herber at tailback, and, sometimes, playing them both in the same backfield. Isbell hauled in a few Herber aerials, and the rookie sometimes caught defenses napping by throwing to the lead-footed Herber. Of course, both men often found their main target in Don Hutson, who was heading for his usual receiving champions when he hurt his knee in Detroit on November 13. After the injury, the Packers grimly hung onto the lead in the Western Division, and won the title despite a 15-3 loss to the Giants in the finale. 
(SOURCE: - Sid Luckman and Sammy Baugh are Hall of Fame passers from the early 1940s and deservedly so, but for a couple of seasons Cecil Isbell outshone them. Had he stuck around the NFL a few more years, he well might have a bust in Canton himself. Cecil Isbell? If you're too young to remember the name, he was the standout passer for the Green Bay Packers who followed Arnie Herber and preceded -- well, Bart Starr. He later served as Purdue University's football coach and as the original coach of the Baltimore Colts.The Packers were 41-12-2 in regular-season games and 1-2 in playoff games in Cecil Isbell's five years. He threw touchdown passes in 23 consecutive games in 1941 and '42 and his 24 scoring passes in 1942 lasted as the Packers' record until Lynn Dickey connected for 32 in 1983. Isbell passed for five TDs in one game against the Cleveland Rams in 1942 and gained 333 yards with just 10 completions against the Chicago Cardinals that same year. Isbell's longest scoring pass was a 92-yarder to Hutson in 1939 and his shortest was also to Hutson -- a play measured as four inches against Cleveland in '42. That stood as the NFL's shortest scoring pass until 1960, when Eddie LeBaron of the Dallas Cowboys threw one that was recorded as two inches. After the '42 season, Isbell, then 28 and at the height of his career, left to become an assistant coach at his alma mater, Purdue, for one-third his Green Bay salary of $10,000. He explained, "I saw Lambeau go around the locker room and tell players like Arnie Herber that they were done. I vowed it would never happen to me." Isbell became head coach at Purdue in 1944 and the Boilermakers had a 14-14-1 record in his three years. In 1947, he moved to Baltimore to become the first coach of the Colts, who were joining the AAFC as the transplanted Miami Seahawks. The principal result of that 2 1/2-year pro coaching stint was that Isbell developed Y.A. Tittle into a topflight passer. Isbell was backfield coach for the Chicago Cardinals in 1950 and '51 and backfield coach at Louisiana State the next two years before going into business. Isbell's records are amazing considering that he played with a dislocated left shoulder. The Houston native suffered the injury in his first Big Ten game, against Northwestern in 1935. Twice, the Purdue trainer went onto the field and popped the shoulder back into place so that Isbell could finish the game. "After that, they decided I should have a chain on my left arm, so I couldn't raise it too high," said Isbell. "I wore the chain both at Purdue and with the Packers."
5  Cedar Rapids Crush (at Ironwood, MI)    W 75- 0    1-0-0    5,000
11 G-CLEVELAND RAMS (0-0-0)                W 26-17    1-0-0    8,247
18 G-CHICAGO BEARS (1-0-0)                 L  0- 2    1-1-0   15,172
25 M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (1-1-0)             W 28- 7    2-1-0   18,000
28 vs Chicago Cardinals (1-2-0) at Buffalo W 24-22    3-1-0   10,678
9  G-DETROIT LIONS (1-1-0)                 L  7-17    3-2-0   21,968
AUGUST 20 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer huskies trotted out on the gridiron Saturday for their first official practice of the season in preparation for the National Professional Football league campaign. Most of the Packer veterans and some of the newcomers worked out on the
field in light limbering up drills during the week after
reaching contract terms with Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau.
While several of the roster remained unsigned, latest to
enter the fold was Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, who
contracted for his sixth season Friday. Goldenberg,
formerly a blocking quarterback, was shifted to the guard
position last year. Fullback Clarke Hinkle was reported to
have reached an oral agreement with Coach Lambeau
and was scheduled to sign Saturday.
AUGUST 24 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers
continued to work out in secret today in preparation for
their opening National Professional football league game
here September 11 against the Cleveland Rams. Police
will patrol the field until the Packers stage an open intra-
squad game September 2.
AUGUST 30 (Green Bay) - Henry Bruder, one of the
hardest hitting blockers and tacklers in the National
Professional league, unexpectedly joined the Green Bay
Packers at practice Monday afternoon. Bruder announced
several months ago he had decided to quit the game after
seven seasons with the Bays. Monday morning he walked
into Coach E.L. Lambeau's office, however, and surprised
everybody with the decision: "I can't retire yet. Give me a contract."
AUGUST 31 (Green Bay) - Some of the effects of the Green Bay Packer pro football squad's training will be in evidence Friday night at the city stadium, when two picked elevens clash. One set, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said, will concentrate on field running and ground work, while the other will feature Green Bay's famed aerial attack. So far, Lambeau asserted, the boys seem up to snuff, considering their brief periods of scrimmaging and practice, and he expects to have a good chance for the National League pennant this year. Outside of minor bruises and lacerations, most of the aggregation is fit. Veteran Darrell Lester is up with a mild attack of the flu, while Martin Schreyer, Purdue tackle, suffered a bad knee injury while working out with the All-Stars. Bill Smith, Marshall end, may postpone his pro activity until next year, because he stretched a leg tendon while playing against the Philadelphia Eagles. Unless something unexpected turns up, here are the starting lineups for Friday's intra-squad game:
The "ground" eleven: Halfbacks, Joe Laws and Bob Monnett; guards, Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg and Russ Letlow; ends, Milt Gantenbein and Wayland Becker; blocking quarterback, Herman Schneidman; fullback, Eddie Jankowski; center, Oakie Miller; and tackles Champ Seibold and Bill Lee.
The "air" team: Ends, Don Hutson and Carl Mulleneaux; guards, Nick Miketinac and Tom Jones; center, LeRoy (Bunny) Schoemann or Darrell Lester; blocking back, Swede Johnston; halfbacks, Arnie Herber and Paul Miller; tackles, Buford (Baby) Ray and Frank Buterls, and fullback, Clarke Hinkle or Dick Weisgerber.
The teams are keeping their defense maneuvers secret, so the fans (who'll fork over 50 cents each) should get their money's worth of excitement. On September 5, the Packers meet the Cedar Rapids Crushers at Ironwood, Mich., in an exhibition and on September 11 open their league schedule against the Cleveland Rams here.
SEPTEMBER 1 (Chicago) - The happiest fellow at Soldier Field after the college all-stars had beaten the Washington Redskins Wednesday night was not Bo McMillin or any of the victorious players. It was Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. It wasn't the defeat of his professional rivals that tickled Curly. As a matter of fact, he was pulling for the Redskins to avenge the defeat suffered by his Packers last year. He was jubilant because he had the names of Cecil Isbell and Andy Uram on Packer contracts for this season. The Packers were famous for their passing attack when the Sammy Baugh, Whizzer Whites and Ray Buivids were mere infants, so Isbell should be right at home with the Packers. He'll help Arnie Herber, another of football's outstanding aerial artists. Isbell, who played at Purdue, was the star of the all-stars. He figured in two of the four touchdowns, throwing a pass for 40 yards and six points and setting up another touchdown with a short pass. He was a threat all evening and stole the thunder of such greats as Baugh and White. Uram, who hails from Minnesota, impressed Lambeau with his all-around play, including a 46-yard touchdown run after intercepting a Redskin pass. Lambeau figures to have an aerial act second to none this fall with Herber, Isbell, Bob Monnett and Joe Laws pitching to such able receivers as Don Hutson, Milt Gantenbein, Paul Miller, Carl Mulleneaux and Uram.
SEPTEMBER 1 (Chicago) - Cecil Isbell of Purdue Thursday was voted the
most valuable player to the collegiate all-stars in their 28 to 16 victory over
the Washington Redskins. Isbell received 69 of the 72 votes cast by sports
writers who covered the game. He was awarded a trophy given by the New
York World Fair. Johnny Kovatch, Northwestern end, received two votes and
Jim McDonald, Ohio State quarterback, one. The Boilermaker star is under
contract with the Green Bay Packers.
SEPTEMBER 2 (Rhinelander) - Hoping to give the Green Bay Packers the
best sort of a game when they meet at Ironwood Monday afternoon, the
Cedar Rapids Crushers, of the Northwest Professional league, have added
a number of St. Louis Gunner players to their roster, the News learned
today. With the Crushers will be six former University of Iowa stars, the St.
Louis Gunners and other former collegians - giving the Cedar Rapids outfit
a team that compares favorably with the Packers in the matter of size. The
Holy Trinity Sports club, of Ironwood, sponsors of the game, report that the
Packers will have practically the team that will be used the following pro
league contests. Cecil Isbell, Andy Uram and others who participated in the
All-Star-Washington Redskin game were to join the Packers in time to make
the Ironwood contest. The Ironwood high school band and the Legion drum
corps are to perform before the game and between halves, the game
sponsors report. The opening kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 o'clock. Tickets
for the game range in price up to $1.65.
SEPTEMBER 2 (Green Bay) - Two hand-picked elevens of the Green Bay
Packers will clash in the city stadium here tonight in the first public
exhibition of the team's ability this season. The game will be a contest
between the aerial squad and the running squad, both features of
Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau's speedy, streamlined 1938 team. In the
lineups as the intra-squad game begins will be most of the veterans who
carried the ball and bucked the line for Green Bay last season plus a
crop of freshmen which Lambeau described as the best he has seen in
many years. Darrell Lester, veteran center, is confined to bed with what
his physicians describe as a mild attack of influenza. Martin Schreyer,
Purdue tackle, suffered a knee injury while working out with the College All-Stars. Carl Mulleneaux, freshman end from Utah State, injured his knee during scrimmage with the Packers Tuesday. The injury, however, is not considered serious. Others injured in preparation for All-Star games were Leo Katalinas, Catholic university tackle, and Bill Smith, Marshall end. It was feared that a stretched tendon in Smith's leg might postpone his professional debut until next season.
SEPTEMBER 3 (Green Bay) - Joe Laws' Whites defeated Arnie Herber's Greens, 10 to 7, in an intrasquad football game which gave Green Bay's Packer fans their first opportunity to look over this fall's squad. Bob Monnett ran 50 yards to the one yard line and then ran around end for the victor's touchdown. Lyle Sturgeon earlier had booted a 25 yard field goal. Eddie Jankowski kicked the extra point. Paul Miller scored for the Greens on a 24 yard run through tackle. Wayland Becker added the point. Monnett and Laws stole the show, each reeling off nice gains and both passing effectively. Arnie Herber, Jankowski and Miller also starred for the veterans. Among the newcomers, Cookie Miller, Dick Weisgerber, Baby Ray, Nick Miketinac and John Locke played good ball. The Packers still need a considerable polishing before they open the National Professional Football league wars, however. They will get another good workout against the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Crushers at Ironwood Labor Day.
SEPTEMBER 4 (Ironwood, MI) - Ironwood will have its first taste of big league football Monday afternoon when the Green Bay Packers, perennial contenders in the National Professional league, open their 1938 season in an exhibition game against the Cedar Rapids Crushers. The game will be played at Luther L. Wright stadium
16 M-BROOKLYN DODGERS (2-1-1)              W 35- 7    4-2-0   11,892
23 G-PITTSBURGH PIRATES (2-4-0)            W 20- 0    5-2-0   12,142
30 at Cleveland Rams (3-3-0)               W 28- 7    6-2-0   18,843
6  at Chicago Bears (4-3-0)                W 24-17    7-2-0   40,208
13 at Detroit Lions (5-2-0)                W 28- 7    8-2-0   45,139
20 at New York Giants (6-2-0)              L  3-15    8-3-0   48,279
11 at New York Giants (8-2-1)              L 17-23            48,120
Packer Quarterback Cecil Isbell in action
JANUARY 4 (Salem, OR) - Dick Weisgerber, 210-pound Willamette university fullback, said Monday he had signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers. Four times all-Pacific Northwest conference fullback, Weisgerber averaged 4.45 yards on 557 ball-carrying attempts and scored 239 points in four years of college competition. He came from St. Benedict's prep school, Newark, N.J.
JANUARY 4 (San Francisco) - Professional football moguls, as busy as flies around a molasses pot, snapped up some welcome talent following the east-west all-star game here New Years' day. Among the performers who either have decided to play for pay or are interested in the proposition were Andy Farkas, Detroit halfback, who will join the National Pro league champions, the Washington Redskins; Al Babartsky, Fordham tackle, slated to go to the Chicago Cardinals; Karl Schleckman, Utah tackle, who is on the verge of going to the Detroit Lions, and Cecil Isbell, outstanding Purdue halfback, bound for the Green Bay Packers. Two other Fordham linemen - Alex Wojciechoiwicz, center, and Ed Franco, tackle - are said to be seriously considering offers. Curly Lambeau, boss of the Green Bay Packers, and Earl (Dutch) Clark, Detroit Lions coach, interviewed prospects right and left after the charity game. Lambeau revealed he intended to try to make a deal with the Washington Redskins for the services of Elmer Dohrmann, giant Nebraska end. The Redskins drew Dohrmann in the draft. Probably the most sought-after player was Carl Littlefield, Washington State fullback, whose name was not included in the recent pro draft. He has offers from the Packers and the Lions.
JANUARY 5 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, for several years a star end on the Green Bay Packers football team and formerly captain of the University of Wisconsin eleven, was today on a honeymoon trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., with his New Year's bride. His wife is Miss Vivian Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hall, Green Bay. Gantenbein is the son of Mrs. Andrew Gantenbein, Duluth, Minn. The couple will live at Antigo, where Gantenbein has taken a position as high school athletic coach. 
JANUARY 7 (Philadelphia) - Strong backing was being developed today for Milt Gantenbein, star end of the Green Bay Packers, for the post of head coach of football at the University of Pennsylvania. Harvey Harman, the former incumbent quit two weeks ago after a disastrous season and differences with alumni factors. The job pays $7,500 a year. Writing in the Philadelphia Bulletin today, Sports Editor C.T. Peterman, who is a Penn alumnus, suggested the university authorities might find the man they were seeking in the pro football ranks. Peterman then nominated Gantenbein for the post. It is believed that Peterman is sounding out opinion here and seeking to determine the reaction of Penn alumni. He wrote in part: "Take Milt Gantenbein, who this year was one of the four best ends in the league, as example. Still a powerhouse in the Green Bay Packers' line, he retired this fall to accept a coaching position in a Wisconsin high school. If Cal Hubbard, who played next to Milt for years and is today one of the better American league baseball umpires, knows anything. Milt Gantenbein could coach football at any college and bring the grads and students alike cheering to their feet."
JANUARY 13 (Milwaukee) - Eddie Jankowski, captain of the 1936 University of Wisconsin football team and member of the Green Bay Packers professional squad last season, prepared today to return to the university next month to complete a physical education course. Jankowski was rated last season among the best backs in the National Professional league. He indicated intention of returning to play with the Packers next season. Serious injuries suffered by the sturdy Milwaukee player when the Packers played the Redskins at Washington last November were reported to have healed.
JANUARY 29 (Cleveland) - Phil Ragazzo, Niles, Ohio, who finished his college football career last season as a tackle at Western Reserve university, said Friday night he had signed a two-year contract with the Green Bay Packers of the National Professional Football league. Ragazzo said he planned to finance his study at Western Reserve law school with his income as a pro player.
FEBRUARY 7 (Green Bay) - Fred Borak of Kenosha, 210-point former Creighton university end, has been signed to play with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced Saturday.
FEBRUARY 8 (Green Bay) - Cecil Isbell and Martin Schroyer, two of the greatest players on Purdue's 1937 football team, have signed contracts with the Green Bay Packers, coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced Tuesday. Schreyer, captain of the Boilermakers last year, is a 235-pound tackle standing 6 feet 3 inches in height. He is an aggressive, fast player. Isbell has been one of the outstanding halfbacks in the country three season. He is a heady player, weighs about 190 and is 5 feet 11 inches tall. He starred in the East-West game at San Francisco.
FEBRUARY 8 (Madison) - Eddie Jankowski, fullback of the Green Bay Packers, has returned to the University of Wisconsin to complete a course in physical education. He expects to obtain a degree in June.
FEBRUARY 18 (Green Bay) - Don Lambeau, son of E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, will enroll next fall at Fordham university. Young Lambeau played in the backfield of Green Bay East High school for three years, under Tom Hearden, former Notre Dame captain. At Fordham Lambeau will be under another ex-Irish star, Jimmy Crowley, who once was a pupil of Coach Lambeau at a Green Bay high school.
FEBRUARY 19 (Antigo) - George Svendsen, a member of the Oshkosh All-Stars, was hired Friday evening by the board of education at Antigo, Wis., as athletic director at the Antigo High School and also director of the summer playground program. He will take up his duties May 1. Mr. Svendsen will coach basketball and football and teach in the science department of Antigo High school. He was interviewed Friday and accepted the job. His salary was undisclosed. He is a graduate of University of Minnesota, where he was an athletic star. Last fall he played center for the Green Bay Packers and after starting rather slowly with the All-Stars, during which time he was fitting himself for the fast style of ball played by the local professional cage team, he has developed rapidly into a fine player.
FEBURARY 19 (Green Bay) - Work will stars next Tuesday on a $60,000 addition to City Stadium here. A WPA grant of $46,400 has been obtained. The Packer Football Corp. will pay the rest. The improvements will include 7,500 additional seats, giving the stadium a seating capacity of 25,000, a new practice field for the Packers, additional toilet facilities, a larger press box, larger radio broadcasting booths and a new ticket booth and large exits. The job is part of a recently approved school board project for improving school grounds and athletic fields. About 60 men will be employed. The work is expected to be completed by midsummer.
FEBRUARY 19 (Philadelphia) - The National Professional Football league voted today to prohibit any post-season tours such as were conducted last season by the Chicago Bears and the Champion Washington Redskins. The league also rejected a guarantee of $10,000 from a group of Miami businessmen to hold the annual championship playoff game in Miami. The present system of alternating playing on the home fields of the winners of the Eastern and Western divisions will continue. Starting next fall, the championship team will be permitted to play only one post-season exhibition and that not against a league team. Carl Storck, of Dayton, O., secretary of the league, who presided at the closed meeting in the absence of President Joe Carr, also said an 11 game schedule will be played this year. The report of the rules committee and discussion of possible revision of the player limit will be made at sessions to be held later. The meeting ends tomorrow.
FEBRUARY 20 (Philadelphia) - The National Professional football league today voted to abolish the temporary suspension system and to increase from 25 to 30 the number of players a club may have on its active playing listl. Officials said the action was an attempt to eliminate troubles arising over the suspension plan, under which a player could be suspended two weeks and then be reinstated. Under the new plan, they said, once a player is suspended for any reason he must remain out for the remainder of the season and must make application before he can be reinstated thereafter. The league also voted to have six teams of officials to work the entire season, rather than individual officials. Three teams will be chosen by East coaches, and three by West coaches. They will be paid by the league. Work was started today on the drafting of a new schedule, but officials said they made little progress. They indicated they might not be able to complete the schedule and that a special session might have to be called. In the only player deal announced today, the New York Giants secured the rights to Nello Falashi, former Santa Clara quarterback, from the Washington Redskins in exchange for the rights to George Karamatic, fullback from Gonzaga last year. Reported negotiation between Washington and the Giants for Tuffy Leemans, Giants' backfield star, were denied.
MARCH 4 (Green Bay) - It never rains but it pours and Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers appears to be without an umbrella so far as the center situation is concerned. Last season the Packers had a trio of great centers in George Svendsen, his brother Bud, both of Minnesota, and Darrell Lester, the Texas Christian All-American snapper-back. Green Bay was probably better fortified at the center than any other eleven in the NFL. Coach Lambeau was not worried about this post as he figured all three would  be back again for 1938. However, the Packer pilot is worrying now as George Svendsen has accepted an athletic directorship in Antigo, Wisc., and Bud Svendsen has signed to coach football at the Kirksville, Mo., Teachers college. This leaves Lester the only one of the trio returning.
MARCH 24 (La Crosse) - "The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will battle for the 1938 National Professional Football league championship," Gene Ronzani, one-time star at Marquette University and present backfield mate of Bronko Nagurski and other standouts of the Chicago Bears, predicted during an interview in La Crosse Wednesday. "Pro football provided more thrills, more spirit, and a higher type of football," furthered the first nine-letterman in Marquette sports history. Ronzani, who hails from Iron Mountain, Mich., has played five yards of pro league ball - "And I'm going to play at least two years at top speed, too." "LeRoy McMahon of La Crosse would have been an All-American had he not gone to college so soon and graduated when he was 21 years old," Ronzani noted. McMahon, former star at La Crosse Logan, was an end at Marquette. "He was just old enough to learn football when he was graduated. Red Grange was the highest salaries football player of all time. After the first four or five games Grange played for George Halas and the Chicago Bears, Halas gave Grange a check for $105,000. Sammy Grange won a championship for us one season - and he is undoubtedly the greatest pass defense player that ever competed. Sammy Baugh is the highest salaried player in pro football today." Ronzani spoke freely of his associations with football. He rated Paddy Driscoll, new Marquette coach, as one of the all-time greats of pro football - in the same category with Jim Thorpe, nominated Tarz Taylor, Hilltop line coach, as the best line coach in the country, and ventured Nagurski would be back in uniform again next fall rather than pursue a wrestling career. Explaining the football player's chances of making good in baseball - preferably Baugh - Ronzani related a statement from Tex Carleton: "At Fort Worth, Carleton said the only trouble with football players is that they are tight around the shoulders. They are low ball hitters. A pitch high and inside fools them."
APRIL 7 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers announced yesterday the signing of Pete Tinsley, University of Georgia guard, for the Packers' 1938 squad. Tinsley is the eleventh who has signed for the coming gridiron season with the National Professional football squad.
APRIL 8 (Milwaukee) - Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, spent several hours in Milwaukee Friday on his way to Pittsburgh where on Saturday and Sunday he will attend the rules meeting of the National Professional Football league. He is on the rules committee along with Bert Bell of the Philadelphia Eagles, George Halas of the Bears and Potsy Clark of Detroit. A heavier penalty on out-of-bounds kickoffs in an attempt to discourage the deliberate kicking off out of bounds will come in for chief discussion, according to Lambeau. The present rule in both the college and professional code has the ball put in play on the 35-yard line. A majority of the rules committee, however, favors putting the ball in play at midfield. Clarification of several conflicting points in the rules; the possible change of the fumble rule to make all fumbles free balls, the removal of restrictions on penalties on coaching from the sidelines and the possibility of free substitution in the second and fourth quarters will also come up for discussion, Lambeau said. It is also likely that the present committee will recommend to the club owners that the rules body be increased next year to include all coaches of the 10 teams in the circuit.
APRIL 9 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers will play a National Professional football league game at night in Buffalo, September 28, Charles W. Bidwell, owner of the Cardinals, announced today. The game, first league championship contest to be played in Buffalo since the Bisons withdrew from the circuit several years ago, will be played at the new municipal stadium. Buffalo wants to regain its berth in the league and the Cardinal-Packer contest was scheduled, with the sanction of Joseph Carr, president of the league, as an experiment.
APRIL 11 (Pittsburgh) - Bolstering what appear to be weak spots in his 1938 lineup, Curly Lambeau of Green Bay completed a major deal with Johnny Blood of the Pittsburgh Pirates here Sunday, involving centers and ends. The occasion was the annual meeting of the rules committee of the National Professional league of which Lambeau is a member. The deal sent veteran Buckets Goldenberg, former University of Wisconsin star; Swede Johnston, fullback, and Walt Bartanen, tackle, to Pittsburgh for two rookies drawn in the recent draft - center Pat McCarthy, late of Notre Dame, and end Ray King, late of Minnesota, and Ed Brett, former Washington State end. No cash was involved. Goldenberg, a six-year Packer veteran, also doubles in wrestling, played both the backfield and line for the Packers. Baratanen spent most of last season with the St. Louis Gunners to whom he was farmed. Two other deals helped enliven the meeting. The Pirates also sent halfback Johnny Gilden to Clveland in exchange for Joe Maras, a Duquesne tackle drawn by the Rams in the draft, and the Giants and Pirates exchanged draft rights on Ted Doyle, Nebraska tackle, and Hugh Wolf, Texas fullback. The Giants had draw Doyle in the draft. Five new rules were written into the pro code. The changes follow:
- On kickoffs out of bounds, the ball shall be placed in play on the receiving team's 45 yard line, instead of the 35 yard stripe. Committee members expressed the opinion the rule would stop deliberate attempts to kick out the ball.
- Any two players who have been withdrawn from the game during the fourth period may return to the game once. The rule was intended to prevent an injured player from staying in the contest because a substitute was forbidden to re-enter the game.
- All penalties inflicted upon the defensive team within the 10 yard liner shall be one-half the distance to the goal line. Previously the rule applied only to offside penalties.
- The referee may penalize defensive teams 15 yards for deliberate roughing of a forward passing after the ball has left his hands. The change was made, the committee said, because of the pummeling Sammy Baugh, Arnie Herber and other topnotch passers received.
- A forward pass incomplete in the end zone shall be ruled a touchback only on the fourth down. If the complete pass on fourth down originated outside the fourth down originated outside the 20 yard line the defensive team shall be given the ball at the point at which the play originated.
APRIL 12 (Green Bay) - The deal between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Pirates of the NFL which transferred Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg to Pittsburgh was on the brink of falling through today. Goldenberg, 223 pound guard and blocking back, announced last night he was retiring from football. "I want to quite before I'm told to quit," the husky Milwaukeean said. "I thought I had a good year in 1937, although guard position was new to me, but a back injury received in the all-star game hasn't healed yet. I don't care to risk further injury." Goldenberg was traded for Ray King, 1937 Minnesota captain, and Pat McCarthy, graduating Notre Dame center.
APRIL 13 (Pittsburgh) - "Aw, Buckets, just wants a little boost in his paycheck. He'll probably report next fall all right. Why he wanted to go out to the west coast with me for a post-season game I directed last January. If he hurt his back in the all-star contest last fall he certainly played great ball all season for a cripple." There you have Coach Johnny Blood's reaction to the story that Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, burly Green Bay Packer grid star who was secured in a trade last Sunday by the Pittsburgh Pirates, would give up the pigskin sport. Blood returned to this city last night with Bucco President Art Rooney after several day's stay in the east. Goldenberg and fullback Chester (Swede) Johnson were exchanged by the Packers for Ray King, Minnesota end, and Pat McCarthy, Notre Dame center. If Goldenberg fails to report here, the Corsairs are the losers as they took the chance on signing him according to terms of the deal.
MAY 19 (Green Bay) - Don't sell the Packers short in the 1938 National Professional Football league title race. This is the advice of Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay team who has signed an even dozen new players already and expects many other names on contracts long before the first practice is called. The recruits will bolster virtually every position on the field. At the center post where the only serious vacancy occurred as the result of the retirement of both George and Bud Svendsen, at least three new men will be on hand to assist Darrell Lester. They are Leroy Schoemann of Marquette, Zeke Hunt of Bradley Tech and Gil Kuhn, one of Southern California's greatest athletes. Flanking center Curly expects the veterans Paul Engebretsen, Russ Letlow, Lon Evans and Zud Schammel. A rookie guard highly recommended will be Pete Tinsley, versatile 215 pounder from Georgia, and the Packer coach expects additional strength from Tom Jones, former New York Giants guard who played at Bucknell. With every indication that Champ Seibold, Ernie Smith, Bill Lee and Lyle Sturgeon will return this season, the tackle positions promise to thickly populated. Pressing the veterans will be Martin Schreyer, last fall's Purdue captain, Phil Ragazzo of Western Reserve, and Leo Karalinas of Catholic university. A strong collection of ends is promised in Milt Gantenbein, Don Hutson, Wayland Becker and Bernie Scherer of last year's team with Frank Borak, a Kenosha youth at Creighton university, coming up. In addition, Ed Brett, former Washington State end, has been obtained from Pittsburgh in a trade for Walter Bartanen, Packer rookie tackle of 1937. The Packer backfield should have everything. Expected to return are fullbacks Eddie Jankowski and Clarke Hinkle; Halfbacks Bob Monnett, Paul Miller, Arnold Herber, Joe Laws and Herb Banet, and quarterback Herman Schneidman. New men to date are Dick Weisgerber of Willamette, Cecil Isbell of Purdue and John Locke of Fordham.
MAY 21 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers professional football tea will open its 1938 season with an exhibition game against the La Crosse Lagers or the All-Stars at Ironwood, Mich., on September 5, according to Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. The team is scheduled to play its first league game with Cleveland here September 11.
JUNE 1 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday he had signed Frank Barnhart, giant guard from Greeley State college, Greeley, Col. Barnhart, who played three years as varsity guard at Greeley, is 22 years old, six feet tall and weighs 240 pounds. Greeley was in the Packer draft. He is the fifth draftee to be signed by the Packers, with Cecil Isbell and Martin Schreyer of Purdue, Pete Tinsley of Georgia and Phil Regazzo of Western Reserve already in the fold.
JUNE 2 (Manitowoc Times-Herald) - The Green Bay Packer "beef trust" is taking shape. Yesterday Curly Lambeau, coach of the Bay football pros, announced that he had signed Frank Barnhart, of Greeley State College, Greeley, Col., a guard who is 22 years old, stands six feet tall and weighs 240 pounds. Only a few days ago Curly announced the signing of Buford Ray of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., a tackle, 23 years old, six feet seven inches tall and weighing 280 pounds. Ray has been called the greatest tackle who ever gripped a cleat in southern collegiate football. He has been under contract to Green Bay for several months but no announcement was made as he was captain of the track team at Vanderbilt. Manitowoc businessmen were given an inkling by Lambeau a few weeks ago when he spoke here. Vanderbilt has played a five-man front for several seasons and the towering Ray was used double duty as an end or tackle on defense. His savage smashing cleared the way for Carl Hinkle, Vandy center, to make tackles in the open. This tended to boost Hinkle's stock as an All-Americans, a rating he later achieved. Coach Lambeau beat out George Halas of the Bears in bidding for Buford. Barnhart played in the Rocky Mountain conference and played three years at guard on the varsity team. Curly picked him off right under the nose of Coach Dutch Clark of the Detroit Lions. Durch, an old Colorado star, had his eye on Barnhart for several years. Figuring he was unnoticed by other clubs, Clark didn't bid for  him in the draft and didn't think any other club would, but Coach Lambeau had been tipped off the Barnhart's possibilities by Carroll Nelson, Green Bay East High coach of many years ago. Nelson told Lambeau about Barnhart when the Packers played in Denver January 1, 1937 and Curly immediately got on his trail. Four other players named in the Packer draft list have already been signed by Lambeau, including Cecil Isbell and Martin Schreyer of Purdue, Phil Ragazzo of Western Reserve and Pete Tinsley of Georgia. Barnhart is the 15th player to be signed by the Packers for the 1938 season. The others are: Frank Borak, Creighton, end; Phil Regazzo, Western Reserve; Leo Katalinas, Catholic; Martin Schreyer, Purdue, and Buford Ray, Vanderbilt, tackles; Tom Jones, Bucknell, Nick Miketinac, St. Nortbert, and Pete Tinsley, Georgia, guards; Gil Kuhn, USC, Zeke Hunt, Bradley Tech, and Leroy Schoemann, Marquette, centers; Dick Weisgerber, Willamentte, Cecil Isbell, Purdue, and John Locke, Fordham, backs.
JUNE 3 (Iowa City, IA) - Richard Anderson, Yankton, S.D., center on the University of Iowa football team for the last three years, announced Thursday night he had signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers.
JUNE 23 (Green Bay) - According to reports from Minneapolis, Andy Uram, the crack Minnesota backfielder, who was one of the Packers' prize draws in the NFL draft, has secured himself a bank position and is busily engaged in chasing checks instead of footballs.However, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers plans another huddle with the Gopher star within the next couple of weeks and hopes to induce him to forget about "drafts and notes" for the next few months and center his entire attention on the touchdown-making business. Uram is anxious to play some more football, it is said, and there is little question but that the Packer mentor will have him on the dotted line long before the College All-Stars start drilling in Chicago. Friends of Uram in the Twin Cities are planning a ballot drive for him so that he will be a certain selection for the collegiate squad which will rub noses with the Washington Redskins, 1937 professional football champions, at Soldiers field.
JUNE 27 (Green Bay) - Ivan W. (Tiny) Cahoon, West Green Bay High school athletic director and former Packer lineman, is the new Monmouth college athletic director. Cahoon announced Saturday that he had accepted a four-year contract at the Monmouth, Ill., college and would take over in September. He will succeed Herbert Hart, who resigned. A native of Baraboo, Wis., Cahoon graduated from Gonzaga university in Spokane, Wash., in 1920. He played tackle with the Green Bay Packers team for several years before accepting the football post at West De Pere High school. He left De Pere in 1934 to accept the Green Bay post. Cahoon coached football and track at West here. His 1934 track team won the state championship.
JULY 7 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have been invited to do their pre-season training at the Arrowhead Country Club near Duluth, Minn., in a move to get five of the crack professional teams up in the Duluth area for the preliminary workouts. The promoters are also planning to stage a major golf tournament at the same period and they have extended invitations to about 20 of the leading sportswriters in the country to come to Duluth and give the gridders and golfer "the once over".
JULY 8 (Manitowoc Times-Herald) - There is a possibility that Andy Bershak, all-American end from North Carolina, may be seen in a Packer uniform this fall. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau has a trade hanging fire with Earl (Dutch) Clark, the Detroit mentor. The Packers grabbed Chuck Sweeney, stellar Notre Dame wingman, in the draft while Detroit gor Bershak the same way. Sweeney is not interested in the Green Bay proposition as he made connections with an oil company for a year around job and he figured he would not do any more footballing but it develops that one of the oil firm's executives is a director of the Detroit Lions and this has changed the picture...Cal Hubbard and Cy Casper, former Packers, are planning to run a professional team in St. Louis this fall...Russ Letlow has been playing semi-pro ball and working in the oil fields, weighs 220 pounds and is in the pink...Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, veteran Green Bay guard, is selling bonds at Peoria, Ill., but will return to Green Bay about August 15.
JULY 8 (Green Bay) - Cal Hubbard, the big league baseball umpire, and Cy Casper, both former Packer football players, are planning to run a professional team in St. Louis this fall and already are trying to book games with National league clubs. Several attempts have been made to put over "big time" football in the Mound City but the efforts fizzled out due to faulty promotion and a half dozen other reasons. Both Hubbard and Casper know the ins and outs of professional football and, if they get the necessary financial backing, St. Louis should have a good club on the gridiron.
JULY 10 (Columbus) - Major league baseball dignitaries are not the only ones watching the public's reaction toward night games. Officials of the NFL, and particularly Pres. Joe F. Carr, are vitally interested in the experiment. "I am inclined to believe the same as Will Harridge, president of the American Baseball league, that night games in major league football, as well as baseball, are inevitable," Carr said. "The trend toward night games in major league football is reflected in the fact that six National league championship games will be played under lights this season. The continuation of night football games, naturally, will depend on the public's reaction towards them. I do not think there ever will be a time when it will be practical for a team in our league to play an entire schedule of night games. I do believe it will be sensible procedure within the next two years for every team to play three of their 11 championship games under lights" Favorable reaction toward night games would solve one of the problems which now confronts professional football, as it would enable the National league to speed up its schedule. This would make it possible to dispose of the annual playoff for the world's champions, involving the Eastern and Western winners, on or before Thanksgiving Day. It is a matter of record that the last four playoffs, which have been contested in December, were played under conditions that were not favorable to either spectators or players. Most of the NFL teams play their games in major league baseball parks and, under the present setup, are unable to start their home season until the baseball team moves out. Night football would eliminate this annoying state of affairs as a lighting system would make it possible for a baseball game to be played in the afternoon and a football game at night on the same field, provided the field is dry. The use of white sand for marking a football field, instead of line, makes the elimination of gridiron markings a quick and simple task. Football cleats, experiments have shown, do not injured a baseball playing surface, unless the turf is wet. The Chicago Cardinals will appear in four of the six night league games scheduled this year. The Redbirds will open their season Sunday September 11 by engaging the Chicago Bears at Soldier field, Chicago. They will also play the Rams under lights at Cleveland September 17, the Green Bay Packers at Buffalo September 28, and the Philadelphia Eagles at Erie, Pa., October 26. The Eagles will meet the Pittsburgh Pirates in another night game at Buffalo September 14, and the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh will tangle in the sixth night game at Brooklyn September 23.
JULY 14 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau announced Thursday that the Green Bay Packers had signed Ookie Miller, former Chicago Bear and Cleveland Ram center, who was secured in a trade which sends Lou Gordon to Cleveland. Miller is expected to strengthen the Packer center position. He formerly starred at Purdue. Gordon has a coaching job at Lane Tech high school in Chicago and wants to play with a Chicago team. He may be traded to the Bears by the Rams.
JULY 15 (Green Bay) - Packer football fans, after glancing
over the National league schedule for this coming fall, are
well satisfied with the dates assigned to Coach E.L.
Lambeau's squad. Green Bay is booked for four games at
home, two in Milwaukee and five on gridirons outside
Badergdom. Aside from the home and home series with
the four other Western Division clubs the Packers tangle
with Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and New York of the Eastern
division. There is only one night game on the Packer
schedule - September 28 with the Chicago Cardinals in
the new two-million dollar stadium at Buffalo, N.Y. 
JULY 19 (Manitowoc) - Lester (Ray) Chapman, Oklahoma
university tackle 1934-35-36, who was snagged by the
Packers in the 1937 NFL draft but refused to sign, is
thinking about donning the cleats this fall...Fans are
wondering what the Chicago Bears will do without Beattie
Feathers and Bronko Nagurski this fall. Feathers was
traded to Brooklyn and the big Nag is going around the
world on a wrestling tour...Coach Curly Lambeau has just
about given up homes of inducing Adolph (Tar)
Schwammel, amn-mountain of tackle, to return to the
Green Bay fold after a year's absence. Schwammel, in a
recent letter to Lambeau, wrote that he had purchased a
store...Ernie Smith, the Packers' goal-kicking tackle from
California, has just about decided to play another season
of professional football. Late last fall Smith said he was
"through for good"...Newlywed Lou Gordon, veteran tackle,
has informed Curly it will be impossible for him to get a
leave of absence from his high school teaching post this
fall. Gordon is working both Lambeau and Halas to get a
job with the Bears.
JULY 20 (Green Bay) - Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers has notified Buckets Goldenberg, guard and blocking back, and Swede Johnson, fullback, to report to the Packers instead of the Pittsburgh Pirates, to whom they had been traded. The Packers received draft rights to Pat McCarty, Notre Dame center, and Lou Midler, Minnesota tackle, in exchange for the two veterans. Terms of the deal made the trade condition on McCarty's and Midler's playing professional football. Both accepted high school coaching positions.
JULY 23 (Green Bay) - Champ Seibold, veteran tackle, has signed to play with the Green Bay Packers during the coming season, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Seibold was the first veteran to sign.
JULY 23 (Marinette, WI) - Mayor Richard P. (Jab) Murray has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for attorney general. Murray is serving his sixth term as mayor. He was city attorney for eight years. Murray is a former football player, having starred with Marquette university teams and with the Green Bay Packers.
JULY 27 (Green Bay) - Wisconsin's entry in the National Professional football league, the Green Bay Packers, will play a game against the Cedar Rapids Crushers, of the Northwestern league on Monday September 5 in Ironwood. The game is being sponsored by the Holy Trinity Sports club of Ironwood, all profits going toward the promotion of sports in that city. The Packers will have their regular squad at Ironwood for the game - the Cedar Rapids outfit "loading up" slightly with members of the St. Louis Gunners pro squad. The Crushers have University of Iowa and Ohio Wesleyan stars in their lineup - including one of the Simmons boys. The Simmons playing with the Crushers is a former Iowa university player, but sponsors of the game were not sure that it was Ozzie Simmons, Iowa's great colored back of a few years ago. Added features of the game will see two bands - Ironwood and the Bessemer high school - and the American Legion drum corps of Ironwood in action.
JULY 30 (Green Bay) - L.H. Joannes was re-elected president of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., at the annual meeting of the stockholders Friday night. Fred Leicht was again named vice-president Frank Jonet treasurer and G.W. Calhoun secretary. Coach E.L. Lambeau addressed the meeting and assured the stockholders that the Packers would have another first class club this fall. The Packer squad will start practice Augst 20 with about 40 players.
AUGUST 1 (Green Bay) - Wallace (Bud) Jorgenson, property man for the Green Bay Packers, resumed his duties today by beginning to check over equipment for issuance to Packer players when they report August 20. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau's squad gets its first taste of action September 5, Labor Day, in an exhibition game at Ironwood, Mich. Lambeau declared he was worrying about the game already, since he won't have his entire squad until about September 1. A number of his new players will participate in the All-Star game at Soldiers Field, Chicago, August 31. Richard (Red) Smith, assistance coach will turn from baseball to football with the opening of the season. Smith manages the Hopkinsville, Ky., farm club of the Milwaukee Brewers, but has a contract which permits him to be on hand when football practice starts. The Packers announced the signing of four of last year's veterans, swelling the total under contract to 23. The veterans are Joe laws, signal calling halfback; Lyle Sturgeon, tackle; Bernard Scherer, end, and Paul Miller, halfback.
AUGUST 3 (Manitowoc) - People often ask John Walter, sports editor of the Green Bay Press Gazette, "How many Packers have signed up so far? How many names are you holding for release?"...The answer, says John, is that the Packers are not holding up a single announcement as Coach Curly Lambeau has about 10 holdouts on his hands but expects to iron out every one of them before the first official practice August 20...We might as well let Curly Lambeau finish the column for today: "Some people," says Curly, "have us in the cellar already. I've heard nothing but bad news so hard, but personally I can't see it that way. I think our prospects are highly encouraging. We have handpicked our new men for the coming season, and we expect 23 of them to report on or before August 20, the date when practice opens officially. I think we shall be stronger in every department of the game, and at every position except center, where we lost both George and Bud Svendsen. We'll be just as strong at guards, stronger at the tackles, and at the ends we shall have the same men who played last year, plus four new, promising former college players. Our backfield should be one of the best in our history. We never have had a real triple threat halfback - one who was an exceptional runner, kicker and passer. But with both Cecil Isbell of Purdue and Andy Uram of Minnesota - who I expect to sign - we'll have a pair of the most versatile men in football. They really are dangerous. They break up ball games. Six men will report at center. I expect Darrell Lester to return, and I believe the trade which gave us Ookie Miller will aid us materially at that position. Our players always have found Miller exceedingly tough. Zeke Hunt, who played with the New York Yankees last year, and Gil Kuhn, a rugged Southern California boy, are two good prospects who look very good in advance. Ray Schoemann, the Marquette center, may come through. If only two of our six centers look good, the picture will be encouraging. Perhaps Richard Anderson, the Iowa center, will be our man. If the veterans report with the right mental attitude I think we'll be set for a good season. Our new material is the best we ever have had. Marty Schreyer, Purdue; Buford Ray, Vanderbilt; Frank Borak, Creighton; Isbell and Uram are men who should make the pro football grade immediately. John Howell of Nebraska is on our draft list but is unsigned. He should make us a natural field general. He weighs 190 pounds, according to George Henry Sauer, and at Nebraska called signals, passed and punted from the right halfback position. This makes him a natural for our system. We're still made about that all-star game of last season. We won't be happy until we get back there again and make things different."
AUGUST 4 (Appleton) - Eleven Packers are holding out for more money. Among them are Lon Evans, Zud Schammel, Don Hutson, Wayland Becker, Clark Hinkle, Eddie Jankowski, Arnie Herber, Bob Monnett and Milt Gantenbein with no word at all from Tiny Engebretsen, Goldenberg,Hank Bruder or Ernie Smith. None of the Packers were cut and several of those holding out are expected to come into the fold with no arguing.
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay) - Milt Gantenbein, veteran field captain and end, and Carl Mulleneaux, end for the Utah Aggies in 1936, have signed Green Bay Packers contracts, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced Thursday.
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay) - Four players whom Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers picked in the NFL draft will be in the starting lineup for the college All-Stars against the Redskins. Chick Sweeney, Notre Dame end; Marty Schreyer, Purdue tackle; Cecil Isbell, Purdue, and Andy Uram, Minnesota, halfbacks make up the quartet that may appear in the Packer lineup this fall. Isbell and Schreyer are under contract. Uram is expected to sign before August 15, but Sweeney is still "on the fence" as far as Green Bay is concerned.
AUGUST 6 (Green Bay) - The football game with Pittsburgh here October 23 has been designated by the Green Bay Packers as their third annual homecoming affair.
AUGUST 10 (Green Bay) - Three Green Bay Packer players, two of them veterans of long standing, will not be with the team when it opens its National Professional Football league campaign this season, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Henry (Hank) Bruder, Green Bay blocking quarterback the last seven years, indicated he wished to retire because of an ailing leg injured last year. Mike Michalske, guard for 11 seasons, told Lambeau he intended to quit in order to assist Johnny Blood in coaching the Pittsburgh Pirates this fall. Lambeau said Herb Banet, right halfback, had also retired to take a coaching position.
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau's 1938 Packer squad is beginning to take form with 26 players already signed, and others turning in their contracts daily. The roster includes 19 new players, to date, as follows: Frank Broak, Creighton; Ed Brett, Washington State; Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies; Phil Smith, Marshall, and Pete Tinsley, Georgia, ends; Leo Katalinas, Catholic; Buford Ray, Vanderbilt, and Martin Schreyer, Purdue, tackles; Frank Barnhart, Greeley State; Tom Jones, Bucknell, and Nick Miketinac, St. Norbert, guards; Richard Anderson, Iowa; Zeke Hunt, Bradley Tech; Gil Kuhn, Southern California; Oookie Miller, Purdue, and Roy Schoemann, Marquette, centers, and Cecil Isbell, Purdue; John Lock, Fordham, and Dick Weisgerber, Willamette, backs. Miller, Brett and Jones have had previous pro league experience, but the others are freshman. Brett played with Pittsburgh, and Jones was with the New York Giants. Miller formerly was with the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Rams. Packer veterans who have turned in signed contracts are Captain Milt Gantenbein, Wisconsin, and Bernard Scherer, Nebraska, ends; Bill Lee, Alabama; Champ Seibold, Wisconsin, and Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State, tackles; and Joe Laws, Iowa, and Paul Miller, South Dakota State, backs.
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - Russ Letlow, guard, signed a contract to play his third successive season with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today.
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay) - Eddie Jankowski, sophomore fullback of the Green Bay Packers, said today he signed his 1938 contract after a conference with Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau last night. He had returned a previous contract unsigned. Jankowski has fully recovered from a serious injury in a game last year at Washington which sent him to the hospital for a month. With the former University of Wisconsin star in line, Lambeau went on to Chicago to sign 13 other holdouts. He said he did not expect much difficulty.
AUGUST 12 (Green Bay) - Any member of the Green Bay Packers who eats hamburger sandwiches during the training session will be soaked a $5 fine...Everybody glad to see Arnold Herber, Green Bay Packer passing star, out of that De Pere hospital after an influenza attack.
AUGUST 14 (Chicago) - Andy Uram, key halfback in the running attack of the Minnesota football team for the last three years, signed a contract today with the professional Green Bay Packers. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, head coach of the Packers, who made the announcement, said Uram who is training with the College All-Stars for their game with the Washington Redskins August 31, would report to Green Bay for practice immediately after that game. No salary was disclosed.
AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - What's this about a mass holdout of half a dozen or more of the Green Bay Packers? With a shorter schedule, they want the pay per game upped so they won't come up short.
AUGUST 17 (Green Bay) - Three more Green Bay Packers football players were under contract today to play again this season. Those signed are Don Hutson, Alabama, end; Herman Schneidman, Iowa, quarterback, and Darrell Lester, Texas Christian, center.
AUGUST 18 (Green Bay) - Although the Packers don't officially start
practice until Sunday, a dozen or more of the candidates have been
working out all week, conditioning themselves for the strenuous
season ahead. Among the "early birds" were Carl Mulleneaux,
Utah Aggies; Ed Brett, Washington State; Nick Miketinac, St.
Norbert; Ookie Miller, Dick Weisgerber, Willamette and a number of
other Green Bay newcomers. Coach E.L. Lambeau kept a watchful
eye on the recruits and he appeared to be much pleased with the
way some of his new players were cavorting in the preliminary
drills. The list of holdouts is rapidly decreasing as the zero hour
for reporting draws near and it is reasonable to believe that, with
hardly any exceptions, all the regulars will be in togs when the
whistle blows. Green Bay Packer stock jumped several notches on
the gridrion curb in the last week as Eddie Jankowski, Bob Monnett
and Andy Uram, a trio of star backs, put their names on the dotted
line. This will be Monnett's sixth season as a ball lugger for Coach
Lambeau's team. Bob came here from Michigan State and he has
played lots of football for the Packers. Jankowski joined the
Packers in 1937 and he was one of the outstanding recruits last
year. Eddie, who played his college football at Wisconsin, was
badly hurt in the game at Washington last fall but he has completely
recovered and great things are expected of him this fall. Andy Uram
​starred for Minnesota during 1935, 1936 and 1937. This will be his first season in "cash and carry" football. The Gopher backfield has everything in a gridiron way and if he doesn't burn up the pro circuit, experts all around the Big Ten will have to seek their holes. Don Hutson, one of the greatest pass receiving ends in the history of football, will be back again in action with the Packers. This will be the former Alabama's star fourth season in a Green Bay uniform and to date his aerial grabbing has netted 24 touchdowns and one point after for Coach Lambeau's aggregation. Darrell Lester, Texas Christian star, the only holdover center from the 1937 squad and Herman Schneidman, veteran halfback, have signed their contracts for another year. This will be Schneidman's fourth year as a member of the Green Bay squad.
AUGUST 18 (Green Bay) - Signing of Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, former Northwestern guard, to play with the Green Bay Packers today left only seven holdouts, according to Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Those still unsigned are Clarke Hinkle and Arnold Herber, backs; Zud Schammel, Lon Evans and Charles (Buckets) Golderberg, guards; Wayland Becker, end, and Ernie Smith, tackle.
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Arnie Herber, ace passer for the Green Bay Packers, worked out with the National Professional Football league club yesterday after accepting contract terms for the coming season.
AUGUST 19 (Milwaukee Journal) - Curly Lambeau makes no bones about what he thinks of the new material on his Packer football squad which Saturday morning will settle down to the long and arduous pro league grind. He thinks its tops. "We've had a lot of good boys in our time," he pointed out as he discussed the season here the other day, "but never any, as a group, as good as this year's. This crop is tops. There isn't even a comparison with others we've had." On the eve of the campaign
Lambeau could hardly utter more significant words
about the season's hopes. His appraisal not only
substantiates a sneaking hunch that the Packers will
again be as tough as ever, maybe tougher, but
indicates that more than ever before they'll call on 
new men to carry some of the load. Of the 35 or 40
men who will report for the first workout Saturday
morning, 17 to 18 will be freshman. Only Andy Uram
of Minnesota, and Martin Schreyer and Cecil Isbell
of Purdue, who are members of the college all-star
squad now training for the game with the Washington
Redskins at Soldiers field August 31, will be missing.
Uram, Schreyer and Isbell will join the squad after
the big game. The complete list of new Packers
follows (right). It's not hard to understand Lambeau's
enthusiasm over the new material. Man for man, it is
not only better than any the Packers have have ever
had, perhaps, as Lambeau says, but it compares
with any to be found anywhere in the league. Hunt,
at center, is no newcomer to pro ball. A member of
the New York Yankees last year, he didn't want to play anymore outlaw ball and approached the Packers as soon as he heard of their dearth of centers. Lambeau grabbed him in an instant. Bunny Schoemann had few equals as a defensive center while at Marquette, especially against passes, Dick Anderson was one of the best all-around pivots in the Big Ten last season, and Oakie Miller, formerly of the Bears, rated for years as one of the best centers in the pro league. He was sent to the Packers in the deal by which Lou Gordon went to Cleveland. Barnhart was picked up on a tip supplied Lambeau by a former East Green Bay high school coach. Nelson, who now coaches football in Denver. Nelson calls him one of the best guards he has ever seen and he must be a good one since Dutch Clark of the Lions also wanted him badly. Tom Jones, like Miller, is a veteran of the pro league. He didn't like his surroundings in New York, however, and with Steve Owens' permission made a deal for himself. Lambeau's eyes light up when he speaks of tackles - Ray, Katalinas and Schreyer. Bigger than Cal Hubbard, which is certainly something. Ray was the mainspring of Vanderbilt's line last year. Katalinas was recommended by his coach, Dutch Bergman of Catholic, as sure fire pro bet. Schreyer hardly needs an introduction. If he wasn't the best tackle in the Big Ten last year, he was certainly one of the best. There is no question of new strength at the ends with Borak, Mulleneaux, Smith and Brett. Brett was obtained in the deal by which the Pirates obtained Walt Bartanen, Smith was tipped off to Lambeau by Doc Spears, Borak, a Kenosha boy, starred for three years at Creighton and Mulleneaux was signed to play last season, but couldn't make it because of previous commitments. He joined up at once this season. The halfbacks have been preceded by their reputations. Uram and Isbell rated for three years with the country's best. Howell was a mainstay on several great Nebraska teams and Pete Tinsley of Georgis was last year called the handiest man in football in the south. He did everything at Georgia except play center. Locke, a rugged fullback, was recommended by Jimmy Crowley and Weisgerber by Asst. Coach Smith who once coached him at his high school at Seton Hall. It's really quite an array and if the Packers don't do anything this season, it won't be because new men haven't contributed their share.
JULY 25 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today announced signing of Bill Smith, 215-pound end from Marshall college for the 1938 season. Smith will play with the eastern college all-stars against the Philadelphia Eagles next month before joining the Packers.
JULY 26 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers yesterday announced signing of Paul Miller, halfback from South Dakota State. Miller, a veteran of two years with the Packers, is the 19th player lined up for the current season.
SEPTEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - Cecil Isbell, former Purdue halfback, who sparked the College All-Stars to a victory over the Washington Redskins last week, joined the Green Bay Packer squad yesterday. Another newcomer was Andy Uram, Minnesota halfback, who also played an important role in the All Stars' win. Nebraska's Johnny Howell was also in Green Bay to talk terms with Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau as the Packers settled into practice routine for their opening National Pro League game next Sunday at Green Bay against the Cleveland Rams. The opener will be played in the enlarged City Stadium and will start at 2 o'clock. Lambeau told the Packers yesterday that the Rams, shaken up thoroughly following a disappointing season in 1937, are braced for the upset of the season against Green Bay next Sunday afternoon. It has been a long time since the Packers really displayed much class in their home opener, and Lambeau is driving his men to break the unhappy jinx this season. It rained yesterday afternoon but the Packers worked out just the same. Last night they had a lengthy drill at the Hotel Northland at which all the plays were checked thoroughly and new ones handed out. The Packers are apparently in good shape, Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, hasn't yet announced a casualty of sufficient consequence to keep anyone out of Sunday's game. Johnny Howell, a quarterback with a flair for tossing passes, may be seen in a Packer uniform Sunday if a satisfactory financial arrangement can be made with the Bays. Cleveland already has one of the backfield in the league left over from 1937, with such men as Jules Alphonse of Minnesota and Johnny Drake of Purdue, and to these is now added Corby Davis of Indiana. And last year's line, weak spot of the team, will be bolstered by three players from the 1938 College All-Star team which defeated the Washington Redskins, Joe Routt of Texas Christian and Steve Zarnas of Ohio State, guards, and Vic Markov, Washington tackle. Among the Green Bay newcomers who will be seen for the first time Sunday are the Packers' two first string All-Star halfbacks, Isbell of Purdue and Uram of Minnesota; Baby Ray, the giant tackle, Vanderbilt; Dick Weisgerber, Willamette, fullback; Carl Mulleneaux, Utah, and Fritz Borak, Creighton, ends; and Nick Miketinac, St. Norbert's guard contribution. It is bound to be a wide open game with lots of open field running with such men as Drake, Alphonse, Isbell and Uram in the ball game. That Packer passing attack, which seems due to hit a new peak this year with four expert tossers heaving them - Arnie Herber, Bobby Monnett, Joe Laws and Cecil Isbell - will also be on display.
season. Among other newcomers, Cleveland has Corby Davis of
Indiana, one of the best college fullbacks in the country last fall.
The Packers will play the Bears at Green Bay a week later.
(IRON MOUNTAIN, MI) - The Green Bay Packers warmed up
for the NFL race with a 75-0 victory over the Cedar Rapids
Crushers in an exhibition game Monday. Led by Clark Hinkle
and Swede Johnston, the Packers scored almost at will,
racking up 11 touchdowns and making good nine of the 11
tries for the extra points. Hinkle and Johnston each scored two 
ouchdowns, Hinkle winning high point honors for the day by
scoring two of the extra points while Johnston added one.
GREEN BAY - 28 13 20 14 - 75
C. RAPIDS -  0  0  0  0 -  0
Green Bay Scoring: Touchdowns - Hinkle 2, Johnston 2,
Seibold, Laws, Weisberger, Monnett, Beauregard,
Scherer, Butler, Mulleneaux PATs - Hinkle 2, Laws 2,
Engebretsen, Weisberger, Jankowski, Johnson, Mulleneaux.
SEPTEMBER 4 (Milwaukee Journal) - It doesn't take the pros long to get down to business. After three weeks of training, they will open the 1938 chase for the National league championship this week. The first' week's schedule shows five games. Detroit and Pittsburgh will open the season under lights at the University of Detroit stadium Friday night. It will mark Whizzer White's debut in league competition. White is under contract to the Pirates for $15,000 a season. Sunday, the seven other teams in the league will leave the barrier. The Packers will be hosts to Cleveland at Green Bay; Washington will open against Philadelphia at Philadelphia, New York will play Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh and the Cardinals will face the Bears in a night game at Soldier field. Brooklyn, the tenth club in the league, will not swing into action until a week later. While the Packers have a relatively easy time of it with Cleveland in two games last fall, they expect much tougher going this season. Not only will they be far from top form themselves at this stage of the season, but the Rams have been strengthened considerably since the 1937 
SEPTEMBER 8 (Green Bay) - The axe fell for the first time this season at Green Bay Wednesday as Coach Curly Lambeau started reducing the Packer squad to the required 30 players. Six players were lopped off the roster as preparations continued for Sunday's National Pro Football league opener at Green Bay against the Cleveland Rams. Pink slips were handed out to Dick Beauregard, Gonzaga, halfback; Zeke Hunt, Bradley Tech, center; Richard Anderson, Iowa, center; Les Chapman, Tulsa, tackle; Eddie Brett, Washington State, end, and Frank Barnhard, Greeley State, guard. The Packers can have only 30 players on the squad Sunday. Lambeau was particularly reluctant to part with Beauregard, who has shown real promise. Waivers were sent out on all of the players and some may catch on with other professional teams. Bobby Cahn, Chicago, has been named as referee for Sunday's game by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL. M.J. Meyer, Toledo, will be the umpire; Wilfred Smith, Chicago, head linesman, and J.J. Ritter, Detroit, field judge. It will be a homecoming game for Dick Zoll who is playing his second year with the Rams. Zoll, a fast charging tackle, earned his scholastic gridiron spurs at Green Bay West and then played three years of varsity football at Indiana. Two of the outstanding gridders in last week's All-Star game at Chicago, Cecil Isbell of Purdue and Andy Uram of Minnesota, will make their debut with the Packers and football fans from miles around will pour into the City Stadium to see them display their stuff. The Herber-Hutson combination will again be in evidence for the Packers along with Clark Hinkle, Joe Laws, Bobby Monnett and other headliners who have helped put Green Bay on the postgraduate football map in capital letters.
SPETEMBER 9 (Green Bay) - Symptoms of the football fever which annually grips this Northland city became more pronounced today as the time neared for the Green Bay Packers to blow off the season's lid. The Packers will entertain the greatly improved Cleveland Rams at City Stadium Sunday afternoon to inaugurate their National Professional football league season. The kickoff is scheduled for 2 o'clock. Coach Curly Lambeau has said he will have one of his finest teams on the gridiron this fall, so the fans are curious to have a look. Those of the faithful who have followed the team to Ironwood last Monday were convinced the Packers have the power - they walloped the Cedar Rapid Crushers, 75 to 0 - but they want to watch them against first fight opposition before passing judgment on their defensive prowess. Lambeau expects a severe test of the defense from the Rams.
SEPTEMBER10 (Green Bay) - Johnny Howell, former Nebraska quarterback, signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers yesterday. His forte is forward passing.
DECEMBER 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Green Bay Packers
are known throughout the pro football league as about the
foxiest club in the circuit, so it probably will give the rest of the
boys a chuckle to learn that Curly Lambeau and his lads were
victimgs of their own cuteness in Sunday's championship
playoff. They used a play, in the clutch, which was designed to
mislead the Giants. It not only misled the Giants, it also misled
the officials. As a result, instead of having the ball on the Giants'
40 yard line, the Giants got the ball on the Packers' 44. The play is the one which led Lambeau to denounce the officiating after the game. It was a forward pass to Gantenbein late in the last quarter, when the Packers were driving for the tying or winning touchdown. The officials ruled Gantenbein an ineligible receiver. Only the movies of the game can show definitely whether the officials were correct - or whether they were "sucked in" by a play intended to make the Giants believe that Gantenbein was ineligible. Russ Winnie, back from New York after broadcasting the game over WTMJ, contributed this diagram of the play and this explanation: "Scherer, the left end, went wide, and Isbell, right half, went wide on the right side, behind the line of scrimmage. Gantenbein, the right end, went around to Scherer's place alongside the left tackle. With that lineup, Scherer and the right tackle were eligible receivers and Gantenbein was not. The trick was to have Scherer drop back and Isbell move up to the scrimmage line just before the ball was snapped. When Scherer dropped back, Gantenbein became an eligible receiver. Isbell had to move up to make a seven man line. I knew what was coming. I had seen the Packers pull it before. I think the play went off as it should have, but I can't honestly say that Scherer dropped back in time. The head linesman was in a better position to see that. Only the movies can tell." 
DECEMBER 15 (Milwaukee Journal) - Movies of the Packer-Giant championship game arrived in town Wednesday, taken cooperatively by Wadhams Oil Co. and the Fox Theaters, and sportswriters and others saw a preview. The pictures, more than 1,000 feet of film, went on display Thursday at the Wisconsin theater. All of the scoring drives are shown but unfortunately the disputed pass play on which the Packers gained 16 yards, only to lose the ball to the Giants, is missing. Its absence makes one wonder whether it was not cut on purpose. After all, New York men men made the pictures and cut the film. The Fox people said Wednesday that they would telegraph to New York and try to get that strip of film. The most impressive thing in the pictures is the remarkable drive of the Giants, both on offense and defense. The running of Tuffy Leemans and Hank Soar is nothing less than terrific. Leemans is a master of cutting. He slashed through the Packer line, right out of tacklers' arms, as if he were greased. The smashing play of Jim Poole, former Mississippi end, is clearly shown. He is No. 23...CONE COMPLAINT SUPPORTED: One of the Packers' complaints is borne out by the pictures. In the second quarter, a pass to Barnum put the Giants on the Packer 20 yard line. As Hinkle hits Barnum, the ball popped out of the Giants' hands and rolled out of bounds. HInkle said that it should not have been ruled complete and that, if it was complete, he touched it last before it went out of bounds. Whether or not it was complete is a close thing, in the pictures, but Hinkle does appear to have touched it last. Pat Gannon, who covered the game for the Journal, writes in postmortem: "The Packers had me fooled completely, as well as many others. It is now apparent that instead of being maligned for that first defeat by New York, they should be hymned for going a long way with nothing much. When they muffed chances to roll up four or five touchdowns in the first game here, they appeared incredible. No one here had ever seen a Packer team like that. They had told me they didn't have it, but I didn't half believe it. The citizenry likewise couldn't believe that a team good enough to win the western title could be so impotent against the Giants."...'MINOR LEAGUE LINE': "It is pretty clear now that they won on nerve and brains. The line looked awfully bad in the second game against the Giants, in the first period. It was flattened on almost every play; it was of minor league caliber, no mistake. But it rose up with the most amazing spirit I have ever seen and those old men went 15 rounds in which they all by took the pants off the Giants, a lot of young fellows at their peak. With a couple of breaks, they'd have won, too. It seems that Lambeau performed more or less of a miracle, outguessed the boys and outsmarted them to steal the western title. The Giants must have been virtually sure of winning or they would not have waived the rule and permitted Bud Svendsen to play at center for the Packers. I am convinced that no one ever has seen so weak a line go so far and that it was tottering when it reached the final game here in November. If Herber hadn't pitched that long touchdown pass in Sunday's game to stop the collapse, the Giants might be counting yet."
DECEMBER 17 (St. Paul, MN) - Lawrence (Larry) Buhler, University of Minnesota fullback recently drafted by the Green Bay Packers, suffered severe injuries last night when an automobile he was driving skidded and crashed into a street car pole. The 21-year old football star was pinned in the wreckage so tightly it was necessary to use a crowbar to bend the steering wheel and instrument board to extricate him. At St. Luke's hospital, Dr. M.O. Thoreson gave him "a good chance to live unless complications set in." The injuries were described as multiple lacerations of the head, chest injuries, a broken nose and possible internal injuries...The condition of Larry Buhler, University of Minnesota football star injured last night, was reported as "good" this morning in St. Luke's hospital, St. Paul. Buhler's car skidded, crashing into a street car pole.
DECEMBER 13 (Milwaukee Journal) - Sportswriters unanimously agreed Monday that the Packer-Giants game was one of the great ball games of all time. Typical observations follow:
Joe Williams, New York World Telegram - It was a great game. As a matter of fact, it was more than a great game. It was one of those Hollywood films come to life. One great team beat another great team, and the answer was in doubt up to the last second of play. The game ended with the Packers trying to throw a touchdown pass, which would have tied the score and the extra kick would have won the game. There was just as much emotion and terror in this cash and carry game as ever existed in any college game. Not only because the winning team got bigger slices of the gate receipts than the losing team. There was great pride involved. The Giants weren't going to be beaten, and the Packers weren't going to be beaten. In the end, of course, one had to be beaten. As usual, we were wrong. We picked the Packers. We make no apology for this. They played a great game. That's always enough for us. They came close - so darn close that more than 48,000 people sat there wondering if they still wouldn't win in the last second of play. Very definitely we'd say the Giants proved to be the better ball club. We haven't seen a ball club all year that followed the ball with more alertness, a line that charged with such ferocity. We do not agree with the customers who claim the Packers were unlucky because two blocked kicks and a fumble led to their defeat. That's all a part of football. And usually it's the more aggressive team that blocks kicks and retrieves bobbles. Some of the decisions the officials made still puzzle us. There were times when we thought the Packers weren't being done right. Undoubtedly we were wrong.
Arthur Daley, New York Times - The Giants and the Packers delved into the realm of fiction for a storybook football game at the Polo Grounds. In fact, fiction almost seemed too tame a medium for the thriller that the eastern and western champions of the NFL staged for the world title to the delirious delight of a record playoff crowd of 48,120. Perhaps there have been better football games since Rutgers and Princeton started the autumnal madness 69 years ago, but no one in that huge crowd would admit it. This was a struggle of such magnificent stature that words seem such feeble tools for describing it.
Bill Corum, New York Journal-American - The New York Giants football team which topped the Green Bay Packers was the greatest football team I have ever seen. Here was football at its absolute tops - a meeting of two teams with everything, including experience and a grim determination to win. No college outfit, dying for all the ivy that climbed a cloister wall, ever staged a grander, more determined uphill battle than the pounding Packers. That "Benedict Arnold" Herber alone was a one man eleven, who tried to betray our inspired and inspiring Giants right down the bitter, black and murky end. What a player, what a competitor, that fellow was.
Jack Miley, New York Post - Remember the Notre Dame-Ohio State game three years ago? That was the super thriller. Coming from behind, the Irish, with Andy Pilney and Wayne Miller, put on the most spectacular passing attack that was ever seen in college football. The Packers almost duplicated this within in two minutes, except that they could not score. But the idea was the same. The reason the Giants won was their edge in the line. Both ends, Jim Poole and Jim Howell, played as if their lives depended on it - and maybe they did. The least the big-hearted Mr. Mara can do is to give those boys a bonus. Without them, the Giants would have been also-rans. Ward Cuff stands alone and kicks alone. He is an all-America pro if ever there was one, not only for his pedal specialty, but also because of his blocking, tackling, and pass defending. He did everything but write a letter home to his mother. And he is taking care of that today.
Richards Vidmer, New York Herald Tribune - The Packers dominated the offense in the last part of the game and might have pulled it out of the fire if an eagle eyed official hadn't noticed that Gantenbein, an end, wasn't actually playing end on a play where a pass was completed deep into the Giants' territory. Cecil Isbell, playing a wide wing back, had moved up to the line of scrimmage and technically become the end before the ball was put in play. The referee, of course, was quite right in calling the pass to Gantenbein illegal and enforcing the penalty which gave the Giants the ball. But he did seem to be carrying things just a bit too far when he penalized the Packers for unnecessary roughness on the next play. After all, nobody pulled a knife!
​Lou Niss, Brooklyn Eagle - The best line in football brought the professional championship to the New York Giants. The forward wall, which Coach Steve Owen claims is the greatest he ever saw, was the deciding factor.
DECEMBER 13 (New York) - Three members of the New York
Giants, National Professional Football league champions, and
three members of the Green Bay Packers, the runners-up,
Tuesday were named to the 1938 all-league team selected by
the circuit's 10 coaches. The Giants, who whipped the Packers,
23-17, in Sunday's title match, are represented by halfback Ed
Danowski, the league's top passer; center Mel Hein, named to
the team for the sixth straight year, and tackle Ed Widseth. 
Fullback Clarke Hinkle, the season's leading scorer; Don
Hutson, star pass catching end, and Russ Letlow, guard, won
places for Green Bay. In addition to Hinkle, who was honored
with a first team berth for the third year in a row, and Hein, there
were two other holdovers from the 1937 eleven - tackle Joe
Stydahar of the Chicago Bears and Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago
Cardinal end. The other nominees were Danny Fortmann of the
Bears, guard; Ace Parker of the Brooklyn Dodgers, quarterback,
and Lloyd Cardwell, Detroit Lions' halfback. Widseth led in the
voting with 46 points to 45 for Hinkle, 43 for Hein and 41 for
Hutson. Danowski, in addition to his 25 points for halfback,
placed second in the quarterback race with 16. For the first time
in three years no first year men made the first team. There were three on the second team - Whizzer White, the Pittsburgh Pirates' Rhodes scholar; Bruiser Kinard, Dodger tackle, and Cecil Isbell, star halfback of the Packers.
DECEMBER 13 (Green Bay) - Blue Monday stretched into a blue Tuesday today as the Green Bay Packers, their spirits at a low ebb, stepped off the train here early tonight. A fair-sized turnout was on hand, and the team was hailed vigorously as they disembarked. Everybody seemed glad the squad was back, and sympathized wholeheartedly with the weary players. Although disinclined to recount their defeat, much less comment on it, the Bays indicated they were handed a "tough break" and some denounced Head Linesman Conover's officiating as the cause of their defeat. Not all of the gridders were on the train. A number had left New York for their homes and occupations, several were staying on awhile, while eight trooped in last night. Bill Lee, tackle, explained: "We all felt broken-hearted about the game. We gave them all we had, and we felt it was the toughest break we ever saw. We couldn't wait to get out of New York and back to Green Bay. We were disgusted with New York." Besides Lee, Don Hutson, Buford Ray, Paul Miller, Cecil Isbell, Arnold Herber, Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg and Hank Bruder returned.
DECEMBER 14 (New York) - A federal order to show cause in connection with the price jacking of football tickets and the failure to pay the government the required tax was filed Tuesday against the New York Football Giants, Inc., and its president, John B. Mara. The order, returnable before Federal Judge Alfred C. Cox December 16, follows the refusal of the football company to turn over to the bureau of internal revenue all its books and papers from 1934 to 1938, according to the complaint. Two of Mara's assistants - Charles Chaplin and Mrs. Helen Mara, a niece - were arrested last week on charges of attempting to defraud the government of taxes by charging more than the face value of tickets. In the complaint Samuel Litwin, an agent of the bureau, alleged that he bought a ticket for Sunday's championship game between the Giants and the Green Bay Packers for a price above face value. As a result, it is charged, the government is entitled to 50% of the price in excess of the figure marked on the ticket. Other tickets were bought in the same way, it was alleged. Litwin asserted that he issued a summons to the company asking for the books and the order was denied.
DECEMBER 18 (Columbus, OH) - The National Professional Football league drew approximately 1,100,000 fans through the turnstiles this season for a new attendance record, President Joe F. Carr revealed Saturday night. It was the second time in the league's 18 year existence the attendance exceeded 1,000,000. A turnout of 48,120 spectators for the championship game last Sunday in New York between the Giants and the Green Bay Packers set a new crowd record for the playoff game. Net receipts from the playoff were $63,331, of which the players received $34,302. The Giants, Washington and Detroit led the individual clubs in crowd gains. Detroit showed the largest gain over 1937. "The great increase our league enjoyed this year is merely additional proof of the universal acceptance of professional football by the public," Carr said. "Our total attendance this year was just about 10 times what it was our first season in 1921."
DECEMBER 19 (Manitowoc) - Here is a diagram of the play in the Green Bay Packer-New York Giant game which raised a major controversy, the end of which is not yet in sight. The head linesman's ruling on this play, a Herber-to-Gantenbein pass, probably cost the Packers their fifth national professional football championship. The indicated positions are those at the time the ball was snapped. On the play Milt Gantenbein shifts from his regular right end position to a spot at the left of the Packer left tackle. Bernie Scherer, Packer left end, drops back of the line of scrimmage. Cecil Isbell, left halfback, playing wide, moved up to the line of scrimmage at the right. Herber, the right halfback, takes a direct pass from center, runs to the right, and jumps in the air and fires an over-the-line pass to Gantenbein who has cut over to the right. The play was executed in that matter successfully for an 18-yard gain, giving Green Bay a first down on the New York 40-yard line. But it was recalled and Gantenbein was ruled an ineligible received by Head Linesman Larry Conover. According to John Walter, sports editor of the Green Bay Press Gazette, who covered the game, Conover made this mistake: he thought Gantenbein had remained at his regular right end position, thus becoming ineligible to receive the pass when Isbell dropped in even with the scrimmage line. Had Gantenbein not shifted to his left side of the line this would have been the case. But, says Mr. Walter, Gantenbein DID shift to the left side of the line. With Scherer back of the line of scrimmage, the maneuver made Isbell and Gantenbein the eligible receivers along with Bruder, the quarterback, Hinkle, the fullback and Scherer. Gantenbein, himself, points out that the Giants themselves recognized the legality of the play, because they assigned a man to cover him on it, which they would not have done had they regarding the Packer captain an ineligible receiver. There was no complaint from the Giant bench until after the pass had been completed and the first down attained. The Coach Steve Owen raised the roof. There is a matter of Bernie Scherer's position involved, and this cannot be established any other way than by the word of that player himself, who vows he was comfortably in back of the scrimmage line. That the officials knew of the maneuver is evident by the action of one, who before the play started to inform a Packer that Gantenbein was "lining up offside." "Never mind, he'll be outside when the shift is completed," the official was told. If Gantenbein had remained at his original right end position, between Bill Lee and Isbell, he would have been ineligible to receive the pass, and evidently Head Linesman Conover, who had a ragged afternoon as far as officials was concerned, took it for granted that the Packer field leader had not left his position.
DECEMBER 20 (Appleton Post-Crescent) - You've heard a lot of remarks, all pro-Packer, regarding that much discussed play in the Packer-Giant championship game, in which the Packers lost the ball because an ineligible man caught a pass. Recently, Ward Cuff, former Marquette gridder and now with the Giants, returned to Milwaukee and had the following to say about the play and the Packers: "Green Bay has no right to complain. We knew about that trick play. In fact, Steve Owen, our coach, warned the officials before the game to be on the lookout for it. Owens felt it was illegal and had been used illegally many times during the year. And you can believe me the Packers had eight men on the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped on that play, thus making Gantenbein an ineligible receiver. Sure, the play is legal if the end drops back - but he didn't and that's what Referee Bobby Cahn saw and called. We took possession and Packer chances were killed thereafter. Incidentally, I happened to have been the one to tackle Gantenbein when he caught the pass." Cuff admitted to the Packers' strength as a team but said: "They were lucky to have given us as much trouble as they did. We let them run all they wanted to between the 20s but the territory between the 20s and the goal lines belonged to us. Our line outplayed theirs all the way. The toughest team we had to play all year was Brooklyn, which held us to a tie. That day they played great ball. We were down there six times in one half and couldn't score." And speaking of the Packers, can you imagine any sportswriter having the nerve to write something like this about any coach or team: "Lambeau, the great masterminder, sitting on the sidelines and masterminding himself into a stupor, lost the game, not the Packers themselves. Curly saw that one punt blocked, but he must have thought the Giants were fooling. They showed him, however, a few minutes later when they blocked another that they were not playing peek-a-boo." 
DECEMBER 22 (New York) - Gaynell Tinsley of the Chicago Cardinals, and Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers shared honors as the National Professional football league's best pass receivers for the 1938 season. Tinsley caught 41 aerials to tie the league mark set by Hutson in 1937. Hutson's 548 yards gained on aerials, nine touchdowns and 54 points topped the circuit in those departments. Tinsley broke another league mark when he caught a pass from Doug Russell and carried it for a total of 98 yards. With 32 catches, Hutson finished second to Tinsley while Joe Carter of the Philadelphia Eagles was third with 27. Tinsley's 516 yards gave him runnerup honors in yards gained. Ward Cuff of the New York Giants and Ralph Kercheval, the Brooklyn Dodgers' veteran back, tied for the lead in field goal kicking at 5 each.
DECEMBER 28 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer officials today envisioned record attendances at home games next fall, with the municipal board of education's ratification last night of the building of 2,687 additional seats to the stadium. At present, the city-owned grid plant accommodates nearly 24,000. The Packer management furnished $6,664 toward the stadium program, including also enlargement of the press and radio boxes, stone fronts, sodding of the field and office improvements. The seats would be divided between the north and west side of the field. The projects will necessitate small WPA grants, it was said. If they are not forthcoming, the program will have to be cut down. Six thousand seats were added last season.
DECEMBER 29 (Los Angeles) - Twenty-three of the best players in the professional football ranks were selected today to comprise the all-star squad which will battle the New York Giants, National pro league kingpins, in a game at Wrigley field here January 15. Sammy Baugh, Ernie Pinckert, and Bob McChesney from the Washington Redskins; Gaynell Tinsley and Phil Dougherty from the Chicago Cardinals; Ernie Smith from the Hollywood Stars; Cecil Isbell, Clarke Hinkle and Russ Letlow from the Green Bay Packers, as well as Ace Parker from Brooklyn and FGordon Gore, Pete Mehringer and Bill Moore from the Los Angeles Bulldogs were among those signed for the game.
The 1938 Green Bay Packers - 8-3 (1st-Western Division)
Head Coach: Curly Lambeau