GOLDENBERG TO QUIT FOOTBALL
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.
BUCKETS MUST WANT RAISE, PIRATE GRID COACH DECIDES
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.
LAMBEAU CONFIDENT BAYS WILL BE A STRONG TEAM
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.
LA CROSSE LAGERS WILL TEST PACKERS
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.
240 POUND TACKLE SIGNED BY PACKERS
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.
ANDERSON OF IOWA SIGNED BY PACKERS
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.
ANDY URAM WORKING HARD
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.
CAHOON WILL BE MONMOUTH COACH
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.
TRAIN AT DULUTH
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.
FORMER PACKERS PLAN ST. LOUIS PRO SQUAD
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.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LOOP SCHEDULES SIX NIGHT GAMES
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.
PACKERS TRADE GORDON FOR OOKIE MILLER
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.
GREEN BAY FANS APPROVE 1938 SCHEDULE
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.
BUCKETS, SWEDE WILL REPORT TO GREEN BAY
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.
CHAMP SEIBOLD SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
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.
MARINETTE MAYOR OUT FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
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.