George Svendsen      66   C 6- 4 240       Minnesota  5  5 28 11
Pete Tinsley         21   G 5- 8 200         Georgia  4  4 28  9 1938 Draft - 9th round
Andy Uram            42  HB 5-10 188       Minnesota  4  4 26 11 1938 Draft - 4th round
Alex Urban           23   E 6- 3 199     S. Carolina  1  1 24  7 
Hal Van Every        36  HB 6- 0 195       Minnesota  2  2 23 11 1940 Draft - 1st round
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
1941 PACKERS DRAFT (December 10, 1940)
1     7 George Paskvan       B Wisconsin
2       Did not draft
3    21 Robert Paffrath      B Minnesota
4       Did not draft
5    37 Ed Frutig            E Michigan
6    46 Herman Rohrig        B Nebraska
7    57 Bill Telesmanic      E San Francisco
8    66 William Kuusisto     G Minnesota
9    77 Tony Canadeo         B Gonzaga
10   86 Mike Byelene         B Purdue
11   97 Paul Hiemenz         C Northwestern
12  106 Mike Enich           T Iowa 
13  117 Ed Hefferman         B St. Mary's (Calif.) 
14  126 Del Lyman            T UCLA 
15  137 John Frieberger      E Arkansas 
16  146 Ernie Pannell        T Texas A&M 
17  157 Bob Saggau           B Notre Dame 
18  166 Helge Pukema         G Minnesota 
19  177 Bob Hayes            E Toledo 
20  186 Jim Strasbaugh       B Ohio State 
21  192 Joe Bailey           C Kentucky 
22  200 Bruno Malinowski     B Holy Cross 
BOLD ITALICS - Played for the Packers
Bob Adkins           55   E 6- 0 211        Marshall  2  2 24  7
Frank Balazs         35  FB 6- 2 205            Iowa  3  3 23  1 1939 Draft - 18th round
Charley Brock        29   C 6- 1 207        Nebraska  3  3 25 11 1939 Draft - 3rd round
Lou Brock            15  HB 6- 0 198          Purdue  2  2 23 11 1940 Draft - 3rd round
Mike Bucchianeri     33   G 5-10 210         Indiana  1  1 24  1
Larry Buhler         52  HB 6- 2 210       Minnesota  3  3 24 11 1939 Draft - 1st round
Tony Canadeo          3  HB 6- 0 190         Gonzaga  1  1 22  9 1941 Draft - 7th round
Larry Craig          54   E 6- 0 210     S. Carolina  3  3 25 11 1939 Draft - 6th round
Tiny Engebretsen     34   G 6- 1 245    Northwestern  8 10 31  1 FA - Brooklyn (1934)
Ed Frutig            51   E 6- 1 190        Michigan  1  1 21  8 1941 Draft - 3rd round
Buckets Goldenberg   43   G 5-10 230       Wisconsin  9  9 29  9
Tom Greenfield       56   C 6- 4 219         Arizona  3  3 23  5 1939 Draft - 15th round
Clarke Hinkle        30  FB 5-11 205        Bucknell 10 10 29 11
Don Hutson           14   E 6- 1 180         Alabama  7  7 28 11
Cecil Isbell         17  HB 6- 1 190          Purdue  4  4 26 11 1938 Draft - 1st round
Harry Jacunski       48   E 6- 2 202         Fordham  3  3 25 11 
Ed Jankowski          7   B 5-10 205       Wisconsin  5  5 28 11 1937 Draft - 1st round
Bill Johnson         50   E 6- 1 195       Minnesota  1  1 24  6
Smiley Johnson       64   G 5-10 195         Georgia  2  2 24 11
William Kuusisto     45   G 6- 0 235       Minnesota  1  1 23 10
Joe Laws             24  HB 5- 9 190            Iowa  8  8 30 11
Bill Lee             40   T 6- 3 240         Alabama  5  7 29 11 FA - Brooklyn (1937)
Russ Letlow          46   G 6- 0 220   San Francisco  6  6 27  4 1936 Draft - 1st round
Del Lyman            15   T 6- 2 225            UCLA  1  1 23  5 1941 Draft - 14th round
Lee McLaughlin       37   G 6- 1 225        Virginia  1  1 24  9
Carl Mulleneaux      19   E 6- 4 205         Utah St  4  4 24 10
Ernie Pannell        22   T 6- 3 215       Texas A&M  1  1 24 11 1941 Draft - 16th round
George Paskvan       68  FB 6- 0 190       Wisconsin  1  1 23    1941 Draft - 1st round
Baby Ray             44   T 6- 6 250      Vanderbilt  4  4 25 11
Ray Riddick           5   E 6- 0 220         Fordham  2  2 23 11
Herman Rohrig         8  HB 5- 9 187        Nebraska  1  1 23 10 1941 Draft - 6th round
Charles Schultz      60   T 6- 3 235       Minnesota  3  3 24 11 1939 Draft - 20th round
With the Chicago Bears detroying all of their opposition in the early part of the campaign, everyone but Curly Lambeau was calling the Bears a super team. Lambeau reminded his Packers that the Bears were only human and due for a fall, and, when the two clubs met in mid-season, the hard-nosed Green Bay defense shut off the Bears and led the Packers to a 16-14 upset win. That triumph made up for an earlier loss to the Bears and led to both clubs having identical 10-1-1 records when the regular season ended. The Packers went into the playoff game, the first for the NFL since it went to divisional play in 1933, with the NFL's premier receiver and league MVP Don Hutson, a superb passer and strategist in Cecil Isbell, a stable of hard-charging runners headed by Clarke Hinkle, and a tough forward wall featuring Baby Ray and Buckets Goldenberg. But with all their talent, Green Bay came up empty in the rubber match with Chicago, losing 33-14.
The Green Bay Packers in 1941, by virtue of splitting their two games with the Chicago Bears, ended the regular season in a tie, the first divisional tie in NFL history. And it prevented the Packers from placing themselves on a list of the best NFL teams to not make the post-season:
1967 BALTIMORE COLTS (11-1-2) - The Colts rolled to an 11-0-2 record, but saw their playoff hopes implode in Week 14. They lost to the Los Angeles Rams, 34-10, and the Rams and Colts tied for the Coastal Division title. The top tiebreaker was point differential in head-to-head games, and since the teams tied, 24-24, earlier in the year, the Rams advanced. The following year, the Colts went 13-1 and lost Super Bowl III. Their two-year record of 24-2-2 remains the second best ever.
1963 GREEN BAY PACKERS (11-2-1) - The Packers lost both of their games with the Bears, giving Chicago the Western Conference title with a 11-1-2 record. They had a two-year record of 23-3-1 going back to 1962.
1991 SAN FRANCISCO 49ers (10-6) - According to an ESPN analysis, Of the 12 teams that went 10-6 between 1978 and 1991 and didn't make the playoffs, the Niners had the best point differential. In fact, they had the second-best differential in the entire NFL in 1991. They got off to a 4-6 start, losing by margins of two, three, six, five, three and seven points. Unfortunately, two of those close losses were to the Falcons, who beat them for a wild-card spot based on head-to-head competition.
AUGUST (0-0-1)
23 G-NEW YORK GIANTS                     T 17-17    0-0-1   10,800
7  M-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES                 W 28-21    1-0-1   10,000
14 G-DETROIT LIONS (0-0-0)               W 23- 0    1-0-0   16,734
21 M-CLEVELAND RAMS (1-0-0)              W 24- 7    2-0-0   18,463
28 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L 17-25    2-1-0   24,876
5  M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-1-1)           W 14-13    3-1-0   10,000
12 M-BROOKLYN DODGERS (2-1-0)            W 30- 7    4-1-0   15,621
19 at Cleveland Rams (2-3-0)             W 17-14    5-1-0   13,086
26 at Detroit Lions (1-3-1)              W 24- 7    6-1-0   30,269
2  at Chicago Bears (5-0-0)              W 16-14    7-1-0   46,484
9  X-at Kenosha Cardinals                W 65- 2             7,200
16 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (2-4-1)           W 17- 9    8-1-0   15,495
23 at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-7-1)        W 54- 7    9-1-0   15,202
30 at Washington Redskins (5-4-0)        W 22-17   10-1-0   35,594
14 at Chicago Bears (10-1-0)             L 14-33            43,425
X - Non-League Game G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
JANUARY 16 (Chicago) - Club owners of the NFL are looking for a commissioner to police their business and may select one today in an unofficial meeting of eight - and possibly all 10 - owners. Prominently mentioned for the job are John Reed Kilpatrick of New York's Madison Square Garden and Jim Farley, although almost every club in the league had a candidate. What started as a "secret" session came into the open when Arch Ward, Chicago sports editor, revealed he had turned down an offer to become commissioner 10 days ago. Ward previously had been offered the league's presidency.  Today's meeting is almost an annual get-together and has no official status. In past seasons, George Halas of the Chicago Bears, Charley Bidwell of the Cardinals and E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers conferred with George Marshall of Washington and Dan Topping of Brooklyn as Marshall and Topping headed west for vacations. Fred Mandel, new Detroit owners, lives in Chicago and was expected to join the meeting. Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York also may be represented. Although no action can be taken officially, President Carl Storck would be obliged to call a special league meeting if four owners sign a request. A commissioner can be elected by unanimous vote at a special session or by a majority at the league's regular meeting in April.
JANUARY 16 (Dayton) - Carl Storck, president of the National Professional Football league, said today that he knew nothing of a meeting of league club owners taking place at Chicago today. "The next regular scheduled meeting of the league will take place at Chicago in April," he said, "and at that time usual official big business will be transacted."
JANUARY 17 (Chicago) - Officials of NFL clubs entered another
long session today trying to decide what type of executive they want
as high commissioner of pro football. Their debate, opened
yesterday and lasting much of the night, may continue in some
form until April - or longer. If they find the right man for the job, a
commissioner may be named at the league's next official meeting
here the first week in April. Although club owners differed sharply
last night, it was expected some sort of decision would be reached
today with the announcement made "at the proper time, through the
proper channels." He indicated today's "off the record" meeting was
not the proper time. Only tangible progress at the first session was
a rough division of the league's constitution with provision made
for a commissioner, if and when one is selected. "A commissioner
will be the head man in the league," said Owner-Coach George
Halas of the Chicago Bears, chairman of the league rules
committees. "He will have powers greater than the president
(currently Carl Storck of Dayton, Ohio) but the office of president
will not be discontinued." Every club in the league, except the Green
Bay Packers, was represented at the opening session. E.L.
(Curly) Lambeau of the Packers, delayed en route from California, was expected today. 
JANUARY 17 (Chicago) - Professional football is going to have a commissioner to rule the sport in the fashion that Kenesaw Mountain Landis governs baseball. The 10 club owners of the NFL decided today to create the new post because of the growing activities of the league and professional football in general, which they want to safeguard as a major sport. The new commissioner, to be named at the annual meeting of the league here in April, will be empowered with more authority than the league president, Carl L. Storck of Dayton, O., whose one year contract expires in April. The plan provided that the newly appointed commissioner will have jurisdiction over all professional leagues, only one of which, the National, would be ranked as "major". The man to be selected probably will get a salary of $25,000 a  year. The names of eight are to be considered before the selection is made, said George Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, and spokesman for the 10 owners. "The man we choose must necessarily be capable - big enough for the job," Marshall said. "Personally, I prefer a man at present associated with football or having a good background of the sport."
JANUARY 24 (Milwaukee) - An increase of the capital stock of the Milwaukee Chiefs to $30,000 has been allowed by the Wisconsin Securities Commission, officials of the American League football club announced today. Seven teams have been named to sell stock at $5 a share. Owners of the old $20 shares will receive four shares of the new issue. The Wauwatosa State Bank has been set up as trustee for the Chiefs. If $18,000 is realized on sale of the stock the club will go forward on this capital investment plus approximately $7,000 now in the club treasury. If $18,000 is not realized, all the stock money will be refunded. Payment of league dues, retirement of present obligations and posting of $9,000 to insure completion of the scheduled 1941 games is contemplated with part of the stock money.
FEBRUARY 16 (Milwaukee) - There is little chance that the Milwaukee Chiefs of the American Professional Football League will be moved to another city, it was indicated Saturday by W.D. Griffith, Columbus, Ohio, league president. Griffith is here to study financial problems confronting the Chiefs. The Milwaukee County Athletic Assn., organized by the American Legion, is campaigning for sale of $18,000 in stock for the Chiefs.
FEBRUARY 28 (Milwaukee) - A kickoff rally for the Milwaukee Chiefs will be held tonight at the Wisconsin hotel. W.D. Griffith, of Columbus, Ohio, league president, Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon, Gov. Heil and Mayor Zeidler are on the program sponsored to create interest in the Chiefs. Moving pictures of three Chiefs' games will be shown.
MARCH 1 (Milwaukee) - W.D. Girffith, president of the American League, spoke to a meeting of 200 boosters of the Milwaukee Chiefs at the Wisconsin hotel Friday night. Griffith outlined the league's plans for 1941 and discussed its prospects. Other speakers included Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon, Grover Filbach, president of the club, which is sponsored by the Milwaukee County Athletic Association, and several members of the team. About $6,500 has been raised in the campaign for $18,000 to retire old debts and give the club financial impetus for the 1941 season.
MARCH 1 (Minneapolis) - Harold Van Every, member of the 1939 Minnesota football team and who was with the Green Bay Packers last year, Friday was advised that he will be called in the draft on March 8 or soon thereafter.
MARCH 4 (Madison) - The United States Naval Reserve flight selection board came to Madison today, and left with enlistment papers of 10 young men, including George Paskvan, LaGrange, Ill., University of Wisconsin senior and fullback great, whose service probably will be deferred so he can play with the Green Bay Packers this fall.
MARCH 7 (Madison) - Wisconsin's "Roaring George" Paskvan feels the United States Navy is playing football with him. And he doesn't like it. Tuesday the head of the examining board of the naval reserve flight selection board informed the State Journal that Paskvan, Badger football star, had enlisted for air service. Thursday Paskvan indicated that he had signed nothing, made no commitments and promised nothing. "I merely asked the examining doctor is I was a fit specimen for the navy should I want to enlist some time," Paskvan told the Journal today. "Right now I have several attractive offers in Chicago, and if I join the navy I'll be a dead duck as far as those jobs go. I don't know whether I will play professional football, coach or play marbles with the kids on State Street, and I would like to get this thing straightened out." Information supplied by the examining board official Tuesday noted that "Paskvan's service probably will be deferred so he can play with the Green Bay Packers this fall." "When my draft number comes up I shall decide what branch of the service I will get into, and I wanted to find out what shape I was in for the navy when I talked to the examiner the other day," Paskvan declared.
MARCH 9 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers have received signed contracts for the 1941 season from Herman Rohrig, University of Nebraska halfback, and Del Lyman, tackle with UCLA, it was announced Saturday. Rohrig, 22, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds, was a triple-threat back for Nebraska for three years. He will play with the Packers in 1941, but will return to school in 1942, Lambeau's announcement said. Lyman, also 22, is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. An attack of appendicitis allowed him to play only half the season with UCLA last year.
APRIL 3 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee will get three Packer football games next fall if Curly Lambeau can arrange it at the annual meeting of the National Professional league in Chicago this week. "Just what we'll draw I don't know, of course," he said on his way to the meeting, which opened Thursday and will continue through Saturday, "but if possible, I would like to bring the Cleveland Rams, Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Cardinals here." The Cardinals have always been an attraction in Milwaukee. The Rams, coached by Dutch Clark and with Parker Hall, one of the league's big stars, defeated the Packers in the last game last fall. Brooklyn, under Jock Sutherland, was in the thick of the eastern fight in 1940 and promises to be in the thick of it again. The schedule will probably be drawn Saturday. Other business, including the induction of Elmer Layden as commissioner of pro football, rule changes and the drafting of a new constitution will occupy the owners until then. One extra game may be added to the schedule this year, giving each team 12 league games instead of the 11 of recent years.
APRIL 4 (Chicago) - Club owners in the NFL, still at odds over what to do about President Carl Storck, met Friday to induct Elmer Layden into office as its first commissioner. A majority of the league's 10 owners hoped to revise the constitution to grant Layden the final word in any dispute involving the league or any future affiliate. Storck's one year term as president expires and despite strong opposition, he believes he has a majority behind him. "I will continue however, only if we have a definite understanding of the rights and duties of a league president under a commissioner," Storck said. A vote of 6 to 4 is necessary to elect a president. In Layden's case, a change in the constitution is required to create the office of commissioner and such amendments must have a 7 to 3 majority. While Storck sat alone in his room most of the day, club owners reportedly had lined up solidly for changing the constitution. Three more owners were said to have signed the contract under which Layden was retained for five years at $20,000 a year. Storck said he has been in bed for seven weeks with nervous exhaustion. Even though partially paralyzed on his right side, and coming here against advice of a physician, he said he was determined to carry out his duties and preside at Friday's executive session. "This morning," he said, "two club owners came to me as a committee to see how I stood. That was the first time they had ever consulted me on the matter of a commissionership. I asked them how they would feel in my place. I told then I had not a letter in my files criticizing my work as president for two years. They made the rules and I simply enforced them. I've been in this league for 20 yards - not for money, but because I loved it. I told the league I would serve as president under Layden only on the provision that I get a contract which defines my duties. I have nothing against Layden, but I don't think he knows what a contract or waiver means. For 15 years I worked for nothing," Storck said. "Two years ago when I became president I didn't quit my job with General Motors because I was afraid something like this would happen." Chairman George Halas of Chicago met with the rules committee for five hours Thursday and discussed eight proposed changed to be submitted at Friday's general session. In general, Halas said, the league is well satisfied with its playing code and will make only minor changes, if any. Owners and coaches will be in session against Saturday and possibly Sunday.
APRIL 5 (Chicago) - The possibility of a fight over President Carl Storck's status with Elmer Layden about to become commissioner of the NFL was eliminated unexpectedly late Friday when Storck resigned "for the good of the league and myself." Storck has been ill for seven weeks. He resented intensely the move which was to place Layden over him and had been lining up support for his re-election as president. Apparently discovering that only a minority would stick with him, he abruptly quit and left immediately for a vacation in Florida. The league meeting resumed discussion Saturday of suggestions to be incorporated in a permanent code. Layden was to be voted into office formally...'SABOTAGE', SAYS STORCK: Carl Storck said Friday that he had resigned as president of the NFL "because I'll never take orders from any man I do not respect," the Dayton Herald reported Friday in a copyrighted article. "I am convinced that Layden is not qualified to handle the job, due mostly to his lack of administrative experience in professional sports." The Herald said Storck, interviewed over long distance telephone in Chicago asserted that he did not care to be affiliated with a league "which does not go about its business directly." "By this I mean," the paper quoted him, "the undercover meetings, the sabotaging of one another and the recent appointment of Layden without my knowledge. Layden was steamrollered into his job by George Halas, Chicago Bears president, and Arch Ward, Chicago sports editor."
MARCH 25 (Milwaukee) - New stockholders of the Milwaukee Chiefs decided at a rally Monday night at the Pfister hotel to enter actively into the stock selling campaign and put the professional football team on its feet with a 10 day campaign. The Milwaukee County Athletic Association, formed to back the team, has been trying to sell $18,000 worth of new stock. The old stockholders, few in number, plugged away until more than $10,000 worth had been pledged. Then they called the new stockholders together for the rally Monday night. More than 200 attended and pledges from the floor boosted the total over $12,000. Then the new stockholders voted to join in the drive and form 10 teams of 10 men each. Harold Haun, chairman of the executive committee, will head the campaign. The club intends eventually to sell $30,000 worth of stock but the $18,000 goal was set because that much money is needed to put the Chiefs on their feet and assure retention of Milwaukee's franchise in the American Football League. Coach Tiny Cahoon, whose preparations for next season were held up by the uncertain status of the Chiefs, has been instructed to proceed with the signing of new players needed to strengthen the team.
APRIL 7 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee will see the Packers twice in league games next fall, possibly three times, and once in an exhibition game on Labor Day or the Sunday after Labor Day, it was learned from Elmer Layden, new president of the league, Monday morning. Milwaukee was definitely selected by the Packers for games with Cleveland September 21 and Brooklyn October 19. A game with the Cardinals November 16 may be added. Because of a few conflicts, the complete schedule will not be announced for several weeks. As a prelude to the league games, the Packers have scheduled an exhibition here with the Philadelphia Eagles, whom they will not play in the regular season. The Packers will open the league season against Detroit at Green Bay September 14. The traditional game with the Bears at Green Bay will be played September 28. The Packers will play every team in the regular season, except the New York Giants and Philadelphia.
APRIL 7 (Chicago) - Elmer Layden settled down Monday as commissioner of professional football with powers which even a czar like baseball's Kennesaw Mountain Landis has never had. Landis has no official status in American or National league baseball meetings. Layden will have the last word in everything. He will be the administrator of football law, with authority to settle disputes involved players, coaches, league officers, officials on the field, club owners and stockholders. There is no appeal for his decision. Fines for misconduct may run as high as $2,500. He may sign contracts with any minor leagues seeking affiliation. The American Association already has had a working agreement for two years. The Dixie League wants one. He can be overruled only by changing the bylaws and this can be accomplished only by a 8-2 vote at the annual league meeting. The owners, leaving for home Sunday night after a four day meeting, were unanimous in saying that the acquisition of Layden was the game's most progressive step since the league was organized 21 yards ago. Earlier in the day the league made 11 alterations in its playing code. The major changes dealt with the illegal shift and fouls committed on kicking plays. The changes follow:
The penalty for a foul during a kickoff or a kick from scrimmage shall be enforced from the scrimmage line previous to the play unless (in the case of a punt) it is fair catch interference.
​The penalty for an illegal pause after a shift is reduced from 15 to 5 yards.
Touching of a kicked ball beyond the line of scrimmage before it has been touched by the receiving team is no longer considered a foul. If the ball is recovered by the kicking team it is awarded to the receivers at the spot of recovery unless it has been touched by the receivers. Any kick from scrimmage which crossed the receivers' goal line after touching a player of either team shall be a touchback. Previously, a ball touched by the receiving team and recovered over the goal line by the kicking team was a touchdown. Other changes were of a minor nature, owners and coaches expressing themselves as well satisfied in general with the pro rules as they now stand. The minor alterations follow: The penalty for disqualifying foul was reduced from half the distance to the goal line to 15 yards; double fouls after the ball is dead on the field of play will be disregarded except when one or both are of a disqualifying nature; penalty for a foul by the opponents of the scoring team will be enforced on the kickoff. Several rules also were drawn up to guide the conduct of club officials and league employees in general. Betting on league games was prohibited; stockholders were ordered to confine their interests to one club and game officials were told to have no business dealings with various club owners or employees.
APRIL 9 (Milwaukee) - Growing out of an article in the Saturday Evening Post concerning Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers football team, a copyright suit has been filed in federal district court here Tuesday. The complainant is Eric Karll, author of the Green Bay Packers' song, "Go You Packers Go!" and the defendant is the Curtis Publishing Co. According to Karll's complaint, the article about the Packers carried, without his authorization, a part of the copyrighted song. The suit asks Judge F. Ryan Duffy to fix the damages and restrain the publishing company from further alleged copyright violations.
APRIL 9 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee followers of the Green Bay Packers will have chances to see their favorites in three league and one non-league games in Milwaukee this fall, Coach Curly Lambeau informed the Sentinel on Tuesday. Contrary to a previous announcement, the Bays will meet the Brooklyn Dodgers here on October 12, not October 19 as announced, and will meet the Rams of Cleveland here, most likely on September 21, although the date is not definite. They will be league games, while the other league attraction here will be against the Chicago Cardinals on one of three dates, October 5, November 9 or November 15. The Cardinal game is contingent upon several things, chief of which is the danger of conflict with a possible world series game in Chicago or of conflict with a city series game. It is likely that the October 5 date will be selected by the Cards as their home game and the game will be shifted here. If this is the case, the return game will be played in Green Bay on November 9. However, as yet the November 16 date is open for both clubs and a shift in the schedule to play the game then is not improbable. The non-league game will be an exhibition affair against the Philadelphia Eagles, who will train in Two Rivers. This is carded tentatively on September 7, although it might be played on September 8. The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears are signed as two of the Packers' three opponents on the Green Bay gridiron. The Lions will open the season at the Bay September 14 and the Bears are carded there on September 28. The third game at the Bay will likely be the test with the Cardinals.
APRIL 16 (Manitowoc) - Green Bay Packer
football fans in Manitowoc - and they are legion -
are going to have more reason to follow their
favorites than ever before now that Cecil Isbell,
the Packers' great halfback, had decided to
make his home here. Right now Isbell's problem
is finding an apartment for himself and the
Missus. And that is a problem just as baffling as
finding an opening between guard and tackle in
the Chicago Bears line with the ball on the one
yard line. Between apartment hunting and
getting his water softener services set up over
at 903 Chicago Street, Cecil's a busy man these
days, but not too busy to talk about his favorite
subject - football. One of his visitors was Art
Bendulin, manager of the Bleser Gold Coast
softball team, who promptly signed the Packer
husky to play with his team this summer. Isbell
welcomes a chance to keep in trim for football
but he doesn't look as if he has any excess
baggage to get rid of. Looks as if he could put on
a suit today and shoot the works. His playing
weight is 195 pounds, spread over a 6 foot 1 inch
frame. Question most often asked Isbell is about
the shoulder injury which necessitated his
wearing of a chain to keep his left arm close to his
body. He feels that his work as a lifeguard at a
Lafayette, Ind., beach with the sunshine and
frequent exercise of swimming healed the injury
which resulted from a shoulder dislocation. Isbell
had signed no Packer contract for 1941 as yet. Lambeau doesn't send out contracts until well into July and seldom runs into holdout trouble. Isbell regards Lambeau as one of the greatest coaches in the country, a keen judge of football talent with a remarkable ability to get the most out of his men. Playing with the Packers, says Isebll, is more like playing with a college team than a professional club. He thinks several things worked strongly against the Packers last year - injured to key men such as Joe Laws, lack of strong reserves at the tackles and ends in mention the most important. The Packers are still the team to beat in the NFL, in his opinion. The draft will hurt all of the clubs but in Isbell's opinion the Packers will be affected less than most of the teams because of the large number of married men on the roster. Hal Van Every is, of course, an early casualty and, according to Cecil, Eddie Jankowski has a low number and will be next to go. If George Paskvan doesn't enlist in the air corps and if he signs with the Packers he'll be a great addition, says the ex-Purdue gridder. Isbell thinks Manitowoc is a grand town and its people extremely friendly; only, he hopes he finds an apartment soon.
APRIL 28 (Milwaukee) - Federal Judge F. Ryan Duffy today dismissed a copyright infringement suit brought by Eric Karll, Milwaukee, composer of "Go, You Packers Go", the theme song of the Green Bay Packers, against the Curtis Publishing Co. Karll's suit was based on the use of his song in a Saturday Evening Post article about the Green Bay Packers last November. He asked for damages and an injunction. Judge Duffy ruled that service of a writ on the branch manager of the Curtis Publishing Co. was not legal service on the defendant.
MAY 7 (Milwaukee) - Henry Furlong, vice-president of the Wauwatosa National Bank, was elected president of the Milwaukee County Athletic Association, Inc., sponsors of the Milwaukee Chiefs professional football team, at a meeting of stockholders at the Pfister hotel Tuesday night. Furlong succeeds Grover Filbach, who had headed the association since a group of American Legion members decided to take over the Chiefs last fall after the former sponsors of the team had met with financial difficulties. The legion group hastily organized the athletic association to keep the team intact for Milwaukee. Filbach was given a rising vote of thanks Tuesday night for his efforts in the organization and was elected vice-president. George Hummert was elected treasurer and Fred Siekert, commander of the county council of the American Legion, secretary. Gov. Heil and Mayor Zeidler were named honorary members of the board of directors. At a meeting of the directors at the Pfister Wednesday noon plans were outlined for the coming season and budgets set up.
MAY 8 (Green Bay) - Tony Canadeo, who played both halfback and fullback at Gonzaga university last year, has been signed by the Green Bay Packers. He is a brother of Savior Canadeo, well known Wisconsin welterweight boxer.
MAY 13 (Richmond) - Lee McLaughlin, 230-pound Richmonder who captained the University of Virginia football team last fall, may play with the Green Bay Packers next season. McLaughlin said that if he played pro ball it would be with the Packers, but added that he would make no definite announcement until after the State A.A.U. track meet here on May 24. McLaughlin said he talked with Coach Curly Lambeau in Philadelphia recently for the Penn relays and received a "very good offer" for a lineman. "I'd like to play a little more football before I quit the game for good," McLaughlin said today. "I know there is no future in the game, but I want a chance to prove to some people that I can play. I had a bad year here with Virginia last year and I want to play a little more ball for some personal satisfaction."
MAY 15 (Rhinelander) - Here's a bit of information on Russ Rebholz, who takes Harry Ringdahl's place as football 
and basketball coach and as athletic director in the Stevens Point high school next year. Rebholz was selected from a list of 75 candidates, three of whom were interviewed. The others interviewed were Eddie Jankowski and Lynn Jordan, the former now with the Packers and the latter coach at Rice Lake.
MAY 17 (Green Bay) - Henry Bruder, a veteran of 10 years of professional football, notified the Pittsburgh club of the National league today that he had retired from the game. Bruder, a halfback who earned the name of "Hard Luck Hank" while performing with Northwestern university in the late '20s, played with the Green Bay Packers from 1931 to 1939 and with Pittsburgh last year.
JUNE 11 (New York) - Milt Gantenbein, veteran end with the Green Bay Packers, has been named end coach of football and Harry P. Baker has been appointed freshman basketball coach at Manhattan college, Herbert M. Kopf, director of athletics, announced Tuesday. Gantenbein played varsity football for three years at the University of Wisconsin and after that played regularly for Green Bay for 10 years.
JUNE 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced today
completion of its 1941 schedule, providing for three National league
games here, three in Milwaukee, and five on the road. In addition,
a non-league game with the New York Giants will be played in
Green Bay the night of August 23; a non-league game with the
Philadelphia Eagles will be played in Milwaukee either Labor Day,
September 1, or Sunday September 7 and a non-league game will
be played with Kenosha at Kenosha on November 9.
JUNE 16 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers signed Ernie
Pannell, Texas A&M tackle, according to a weekend announcement
by Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau. Pannell, who weighs 220 pounds,
was chosen by the Packers in the National Professional League
draft. Lambeau also announced the signing of Lee McLaughlin,
228-pound tackle, who was captain of the 1940 University of
Virginia team.
JUNE 19 (Two Rivers) - Arthur P. Eckley. secretary of the Two Rivers
Community club, said today that the Philadelphia Eagles would
train here for the 1941 season. Eckley said he received the word from Alexis Thompson, president of the Eagles, late yesterday. Thompson said the team would come to Two Rivers August 1 and remain until September 6 when it will go to Milwaukee for a game  with the Green Bay Packers the next day. The Eagles are coached by Earl (Greasy) Neale.
JUNE 22 (Green Bay) - George Svendsen, 240 pound center, has signed a contract to play with the Green Bay Packers during the 1941 season. Svendsen last year was one of the top-ranking men in the Packer line.
JUNE 30 (Green Bay) - Two members of the University of Minnesota's Big Ten championship football team, co-Captain and end Bill Johnson and guard Bill Kuusisto were under contract today to play with the Green Bay Packers next fall. Signing of these two brought the total Packers under contract to nine. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced that Mike Enich, star Iowa tackled drafted by Green Bay, has decided to join the Marines and would not play professional football.
JULY 2 (Milwaukee) - Federal Judge F. Ryan Duffy dismissed a $5,000 damage suit brought against the Curtis Publishing Co. by Eric Karll, of Milwaukee, the composer of "Go, You Packers, Go", theme song of the Green Bay Packers football team. Karll claimed that the Saturday Evening Post, a Curtis publication, had published the words of the song without permission. Duffy held that fair use was made of the song, that its mention was incidental to the main article and that Karll had not been damaged by the publication.
JULY 14 (Milwaukee) - The state's two leading professional football teams announced the signing of four new players over the weekend. The Green Bay Packers signed two ends, Bob Hayes, from the University of Toledo, and Alex Urban, from the University of South Carolina. Coach Tiny Cahoon said that the Milwaukee Chiefs had signed Elmer Oatman, halfback, and Moon Mullins, fullback, both from Hardin-Simmons university.
JULY 19 (Kenosha) - The Kenosha Cardinals professional football team
will meet five National league clubs this fall. A game at Winnipeg October
5 also has been booked. Coach John Reis has called the first practice for
July 27. He will be assisted by Johnny Blood, formerly of the Packers, and
John Biolo, Lake Forest star.
JULY 21 (Neenah) - Clark Hinkle, Green Bay Packer veteran and one of the mightiest fullbacks in professional football, announced his retirement during the weekend. Hinkle, now 30 years old, established an all-time Packer scoring record during his nine years with Green Bay. His total of 334 points was accumulated on 40 touchdowns, 28 points after touchdown and 22 field goals. He is employed by the Kimberly-Clark corporation.
JULY 21 (Neenah) - Clarke Hinkle, all-time high scorer for the Green Bay Packers and fullback stalwart for the past nine years, will retire from professional football unless the Packers pay him more money. Announcing his decision here yesterday, Hinkle, now 30 years old, said: "I've been playing for peanuts. I'll quit if I don't get more than previous years." Hinkle has scored 334 points since joining the Packers. He now is working at the Kimberly-Clark Paper corporation here.
JULY 23 (New York) - The Long Island Indians of the American Football Association announced today they had reached a working agreement with the Green Bay Packers whereby the Indians will become a Green Bay farm. The Long Island team expects to receive 10 to 15 players from Green Bay during the Indians' training period at Cornawall, N.Y.
JULY 27 (Green Bay) - George Paskvan, Wisconsin's great fullback of the past three years, was here Saturday for a conference with Earl W. "Curly" Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers professional team, and all indicates are that Paskvan will sign to play during the 1941 season. Paskvan, a line-riddling ball carrier and a savage defensive performer, was picked by the Packers in the annual NFL daft. Because of uncertainty over the fullback situation the Packers need Paskvan badly, and Coach Lambeau undoubtedly was prepared to offer a good salary. Clark Hinkle, a Green Bay star for almost a decade, has about decided to quit professional football, and Eddie Jankowski, Hinkle's understudy, may also quit the play-for-pay sport.
JULY 29 (Green Bay) - George Paskvan, Wisconsin's fullback and most valuable football player the last two years, Monday signed a one year contract with the Green Bay Packers. Lambeau announced Tuesday that Baby Ray and Bill Lee, veteran tackles, had signed their 1941 contracts. They will report to practice August 10. Lee has played four and a half seasons with Green Bay, while Ray has completed three full seasons.
AUGUST 6 (Green Bay) - Verne Lewellen, former star back on the Green Bay Packers, today was named coach of the Long Island, N.Y. pro team which recently became a Packer farm. Lewellen was appointed by E.L. Lambeau, Packer coach, who said Long Island would employ the Packer style of play. Lewellen will leave for New York next week. Under the farm arrangement, the Packers will send their excess talent to Long Island and will draw on it during the season should necessity arise. Lewellen, who starred at the University of Nebraska, played in the Packer backfield for nine years. He was recognized as the greatest punter the NFL has produced. He quit the game eight years ago to practice law and served as Brown County district attorney. In recent years he has spent much of his spare time in officiating at football games. "We always hesitated to take over minor league teams," Lambeau said of the Long Island arrangement, "because we did not want to get into anything which did not have a sound financial backing. We wanted to be doubly sure that any ball players we farmed out would be paid regularly. Kate Smith and her manager, Ted Collins, own and back the Long Island team and we know that on payday any boys we send down for seasoning will get their paychecks." Long Island plays in the American Association.
AUGUST 10 (Green Bay) - The chances are that Curly Lambeau
is right again. He usually is. He says his Packers of '41 will be
just as tough as ever. It is just what Green Bay wants to hear each
August, of course, and what through September, October and
November of other years it has usually seen develop. Lambeau
had not often been wrong in his August appraisals. And yet for
the first time in several years, as another season begins, there is
a feeling in some quarters that all may not turn out so well
despite Lambeau's confidence. There is a feeling which just will
not be downed that the Packer pendulum, which started on the
downswing last year, has not yet stopped and that the team which
will take the field this year will be just a little too old in some key
spots, a little too thin in others and a little too uncertain in general
to be as good as its predecessors of recent year...LAMBEAU IS
EXUBERANT: It is heresy, of course, to speak like this among the
loyal burghers who have happily clambered on the bandwagon
again. On the eve of practice, which will begin Sunday afternoon,
talk should be only of possible championship and the sad fate
which awaits George Halas and his Bears come September 28.
Especially should talk be of these things with Lambeau in such
an exuberant mood. "We looked bad at time last year, sure," he
says. "We lost a couple of games to the Bears and one each to
New York and Detroit. We were tied by Cleveland. But we led the
league in yards gained, didn't we? And we led in first downs, pass
interceptions, touchdown passes, field goals and we were right
up with the leaders in passing efficiency, punting, and some other
things. Potentially we had the makings of one of our greatest
teams. We have the cream of 1940 back, plus some good new
men, and if we go into this season with the right mental attitude
and hold it, which we didn't last year, we'll strictly be one of the
teams to beat." It is a good case which Lambeau presents and
his conclusions about 1941 may be right. What Lambeau
glosses over as he recites his story, however, are some of the
weaknesses which contributed so much to the season of ups
and downs last year and which, so far as anybody can determine
now, will or may be present again...QUARTERBACKING BADLY
NEEDED: Green Bay's quarterback, for instance, was downright
bad at times last year without Joe Laws in the lineup. Against the
Bears in the game at Chicago, it left an odor all over the field.
There is nobody new in the way of a signal caller to indicate that
the quarterback will surely be any better this season. The mileage
of some of the key veterans was a matter of concern a year ago. At one point, in fact, Lambeau was about ready to clean house. The "mileage" of these veterans now must be a matter of concern again, for these war horses, some of the finest in all Green Bay's history, have lost just a little more tread in the year that has passed. Arnie Herber, for instance, is about to begin his twelfth year in pro ball; Clarke Hinkle, his tenth; Buckets Goldenberg and Tiny Engebretsen, their ninth; Laws, with a doubtful knee to boot, his eight, and Don Hutson, Bill Lee and Champ Seibold, their seventh. They still have football left, of course, especially fellows like Hutson, Laws, Hinkle, Goldenberg and Lee, but not what they once had. Their ups and downs cannot help but be more pronounced and perhaps more frequent. And, last but not least, there were weak spots on last year's club which depend solely on strengthening on the new material. The ends needed help, especially in their defensive play, and the tackles and the backs, especially at the important signal calling hole at right halfback. Maybe it will all pan out right, as Lambeau enthusiastically insists, but a small measure of doubt persists...GOOD NEW MATERIAL: In new material, the Packers probably have done as well as any other club in the league. At the guards, they have up Bill Kuusisto of Minnesota, probably one of the greatest guards in the country last year, although somewhat unsung, and Dick Embick of Wisconsin. At the tackles, they had added 235 pound Del Lyman of UCLA, 230 pound Ernie Pannell of Texas Aggies, 230 pound Lee McLaughlin of Virginia and 300 pound Henry Luebke of Iowa. At ends, where they needed help most, they have picked up highly recommended 210 pound Alex Urban of South Carolina, Ed Frutig of Michigan, Bill Johnson of Minnesota and Bob Hayes of Toledo. The backfield recruits, on paper, look adequate at least. George Paskvan of Wisconsin at fullback, Kahler of Nebraska at right half, and Tony Canadeo of Gonzaga, Herman Rohrig of Nebraska, and Duke Abbruzzi of Rhode Island State at left half. Paskvan should help, especially if Hinkle, the Patti of the Packers, finally signs. Paskvan, in his first year of pro ball, needs somebody like the Hink to complement him. Rohrig and Canadeo both pass. Gus Dorais of Detroit called Canadeo the best college back in the country last fall...FOUR WITH ALL STARS: While practice will start Sunday, Lambeau does not expect to have his squad complete until midweek, and the men who will appear in the all star game in Chicago August 28 will not join the club until September 1. The Packers in the all star game include Paskvan, Frutig, Rohrig and Pannell. Until September 1, Assistant Coach Red Smith will work with his Green Bay Bluejays on the Wisconsin State Baseball league and Lambeau will handle the details of coaching alone...VETERANS ON SHAKY GROUND: It is still much too early to guess who will be cut from this list when Lambeau has to reduce his squad to 36, a playing squad of 33 and a suspended list of three. Certain it is, despite Lambeau's optimism, that some of the veterans are on very shaky ground. Herber, after 12 years, has just about outlived his usefulness. Mulleneaux and Seibold are apt to go. Maybe everything will pan out as nicely as Lambeau predicts. The Packer bandwagon is pretty well crowded, again. But maybe, too, this will be one of those years.
AUGUST 6 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer football prospects look as good on paper as any in the team's history, according to Coach Curly Lambeau, who outlined the team's chances at the annual meeting of the stockholders at Green Bay Monday night. Team practice will open in Green Bay next Sunday and will be open to the public Sunday and Monday, after which the gates will be closed. Green Bay's first game, an exhibition game with the New York Giants, is to be a night contest under the lights in the Green Bay stadium, Saturday August 23. Leland Joannes was chosen president of the Packers for the 11th consecutive year. Coach Lambeau was elected vice-president and Frank Jonet, secretary-treasurer. George Calhoun will continue as a director and publicity director with E.A. "Spike" Spachmann, director of ticket sales. Lambeau said that while a number of players have not signed their contracts he anticipates some will bring the signed documents with them when they report for practice this weekend. Among the new men he looks on with favor are Paskvan and Embrick of Wisconsin; Paffrath and Kuss Kuuisisto of Minnesota; Pannell of Texas Aggies and Lyman of UCLA, a pair of giant tackles; Rohrig and Kahler of Nebraska, and Canadeo of Gonzaga. In answer to questions Coach Lambeau said he had heard nothing from Clark Hinkle, Packer fullback who has indicated he might retire from pro football. Lambeau expressed a wish Hinkle would decide to play at least one more year with the Packers.
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers Friday announced he had signed Eddie Jankowski, Milwaukee fullback, for his fifth season with the NFL team. Henry Luebcke, University of Iowa guard arrived here Thursday and moved the training room scales at 310 pounds.
AUGUST 11 (Green Bay) - 35 men were in uniform here Sunday afternoon as the Green Bay Packers, assembled for the 23rd time in their history, began their 1941 practice season in a mild drizzle. Clarke Hinkle, veteran fullback of the last nine season, was not present, having failed to come to terms with Coach Curly Lambeau in a final conference Saturday. Also missing were Cecil Isbell, halfback, who has signed but whose wife was the mother of a daughter at Lafayette, Ind., Friday night; Bob Hayes, rookie Toledo university end; Bob Adkins, unsigned blocking quarterback; and Gust Zarnas, Ohio State guard, who has not been heard from. Lambeau did not think that Adkins would be able to win deferment from army duty. The team's workout, held before several hundred fans, was perfunctory and revealed no slant on the new players' abilities.
AUGUST 13 (Green Bay) - It is an old saw in pro football that many are called each season, but few are chosen. Take the Packer draft list of last December, for instance, the list which first set Curly Lambeau off on the high road of such high hopes for 1941. Of the 20 collegians he drafted, only seven have been signed, and even they, with one or two exceptions, have no assurance of sticking when Lambeau finally wields the ax to reach the player limit of 33. Seven have signed - George Paskvan of Wisconsin, Ed Frutig of Michigan, Bill Kuusisto of Minnesota, Tony Canadeo of Gonzaga, Del Lyman of UCLA, Ernie Pannell of Texas Aggies and Herman Rohrig of Nebraska. And the others? Well, some are in or will shortly be in the army, others were passed up and still others passed up pro ball. Consider the list:
Bob Paffrath of Minnesota - Passed up for the time being although if Bob Adkins joins the army, he may be signed.
Bill Telesmanic of San Francisco - Ready for induction.
Mike Byelene of Purdue - Present arms!
Paul Hiemanz of Northwestern - Passed up pro ball.
Mike Enich of Iowa - Here come the marines.
Ed Heffernan of St. Mary's - "I'm in the army now."
John Freiburger of Arkansas - Passed up pro ball
Bob Saggau of Notre Dame - Passed up pro ball although in a pinch he may be induced to change his mind.
Heike Pukeman of Minnesota - One more year of college eligibility on a technicality.
Bob Hayes of Toledo - Hobnailed boots instead of cleats.
Jim Strasbaugh of Ohio State - Pro ball is too tough.
Joe Bailey of Kentucky - Pass up pro ball
Bruno Malinowski of Holy Cross - Ditto.
Seven out of 20. It is about the usual percentage of draftees who catch on. If it is not one thing which makes them hesitate about pro ball or pass it up all together, it is another. The percentage of about 30% is average. Incidentally, considering everything, the turnover of material in pro ball is slow - some think, too slow. It would be better for the boys themselves and even for the league, some argue, if a rule restricting competition in pro football to a fixed number of years. Harry Stuhldreher, who played pro ball himself, once suggested three. Others have suggested five or six. It is almost impossible to fix a hard and fast rule, of course, because individual cases differ, and the league has never officially considered the matter. But some restrictions might not be bad. A few of the pro football bums, if nothing else, would have been saved their rather sad fate, and the pro crowds some declining antics.
AUGUST 17 (Green Bay) - A spirited two and a quarter hour scrimmage closed Green Bay's first week of practice here Saturday and left the impression that, while much work remains to be done, the Packers may still be first rate contenders in the western division of the National league race. Outstanding in the drill were Frank Balasz at fullback, who is fighting to escape the ax, after an ordinary season last year; Lee McLaughlin, 227 pound Virginia tackle; Lou Brock, veteran right halfback; Bill Johnson, former Minnesota end; Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga halfback, and Eddie Jankowski. Balasz scored four touchdowns. McLaughlin's downfield blocking was deadly. Carl Schuelke, former Wisconsin fullback working out with the team, looked fair. Friends of Hinkle indicated that the veteran fullback, who announced several weeks ago that he was through with pro ball after nine years of it was having a change of heart and might shortly accept terms. Lambeau and Hinkle both refused comment.
AUGUST 18 (Green Bay) - Clark Hinkle's heart has had its way. The big Green Bay fullback, who had announced that he was through with pro football after nine years of it, walked into Curly Lambeau's office Monday morning, accepted terms and immediately joined the Packers in the washday workout. A hint that he was weakening was observed Sunday when he reported at the training quarters and asked for a uniform to join in a little work. He was still unsigned, but Lambeau did not object and the visit to the office Monday morning followed. Friends of the veteran star, perhaps the greatest all-around fullback in the league's history, felt right along that while his head might have told him nine years of pro football was enough, his heart would not let him quit. His love for the game was too great. Packer stock jumped immediately. While the Hink may not be quite the man he was five or six years ago, he is still one of the great fullbacks in the league. And with Paskvan of Wisconsin to spell him this year, along with the vastly improved Frank Balasz and Eddie Jankowski, he should have one of his better years. At the same time, the Packers announced that the veteran Arnie Herber, about to begin his twelfth year of pro ball, has also signed his 1941 contract. The feeling that Herber had just about outlived his usefulness after a very ordinary season last year has been rather widespread and also influenced Lambeau in the kind of contract he submitted him. Overweight last year and consistently up around 210 pounds, Herber was offered a contract which provided that he be docked $50 every week of the regular season in which he permitted his weight to go over 195 pounds. He now weighs 208 pounds. Four days of really stiff work await the team this week after which Lambeau will ease up before sending out his charges in their first exhibition of the season against the New York Giants in Green Bay Saturday night.
AUGUST 22 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau's Packers, a question mark in the National league this year because of the age of some of their key veterans, will make their first appearance of the season Saturday in an exhibition with the New York Giants under the lights of City stadium starting at 8 o'clock. It is the only time the clubs will meet this year, unless they should clash in the playoffs. In fact, the exhibition was made possible only because they will not get together in the regular season under the rotating schedule which the pros now have. The arrangements for the game here were also particularly convenient this year, with the Giants in camp at Superior, Wis. Some 300 Superior fans, who have adopted New York as their team, will make the trip here by special train. The game has stirred up more than the ordinary interest attached to an exhibition, first because of the bitter rivalry between the Packers and New York, and secondly because of the question mark over the Packers' veterans and the important part new men will have to play in Lambeau's scheme of things. It is no secret that after two weeks of drill Lambeau feels exceptionally high on the promise of some of his new men, especially the flashy halfback Tony Canadeo of Gonzaga, Bob Kahler of Nebraska, Alex Urban of South Carolina, Bill Kuusisto of Minnesota, Del Lyman of UCLA, Lee McLaughlin of Virginia and Bill Johnson of Minnesota. Lambeau also feels that some of the  veterans who were slated to get the gate after their indifference spotty play a year ago have seen the light. At any rate, some of them have started to play the ball of which they are capable. Frank Balasz is the outstanding example. His play so far has more than satisfied Lambeau. Lambeau intends to use his full squad except Russ Letlow, veteran guard, who had a pulled tendon, and Clark Hinkle, who did not come to terms until a week ago and who is not yet in shape to play any sort of bruising ball for long.
AUGUST 22 (Superior) - Coach Steve Owen and a contingent of some 50 New York Giants, including coaches and
officials, were ready to entrain for Green Bay Saturday morning to meet the Packers Saturday night. Although rain spoiled a practice scheduled under the lights at Superior State Teachers college field Thursday night, the Giants were to run through a light signal drill Friday. Tim Mara, founder of the Giants, and his son, John V. Mara, president of the club, joined the team here and will make the trip to Green Bay. Another son, Duke, club secretary, has been here since the opening of training camp. Some 200 Superior and Duluth sports fans, along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars junior drum corps of Superior, will make the trip. Tim Mara, upon arrival at the training camp here, expressed satisfaction with the conditioning of his club. "You can quote me as saying I think the Giants will be back here for training next year," he said.
AUGUST 23 (Green Bay) - The New York Giants invade Green Bay Saturday night for an "off the record" National Pro league football game. It is "off the record" because the two teams are not scheduled to meet during the regular season. The game is expected to reveal potentialities of both clubs during the coming league grind, especially the ability of rookies who will see their first bit of real action. Both the Packers and the Giants go into the game well reinforced by a number of veterans.
DECEMBER 17 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears announced today that 33 players, five coaches and one trainer had been voted full shares of the Bears' proceeds from the world's championship game with the New York Giants here next Sunday. One half share was allotted and owner-coach George Halas said he would turn his full share back into the pool. The winning team will receive 36 percent of the receipts from the playoff game and the losing team 24 percent. The Green Bay Packers and Brooklyn Dodgers, runner-up teams in the western and eastern division, respectively, each will receive five percent.
annual draft of the National Professional Football league here Sunday night. The meeting which followed the championship game in which the Bears crushed the New York Giants, 37-9, lasted until 5 o'clock Monday morning. Green Bay's list included Bruce Smith of Minnesota, Richardson of Marquette, Farris of Wisconsin, Green of Iowa and Kinkade of Ohio State, among the backs and Odsen of Minnesota, Frankowski of Washington, Trimble of Indiana, Rogers of Michigan, Flick of Minnesota and Langlade of Alabama among the lineman. "I'm tickled pink with what we got," Lambeau said after the meeting. "It is as fine a draw, I think, as we have ever had. The size of the men
especially pleases me. On the whole, we have never drawn so
many big men." Odsen, one of the Big Ten's greatest tackles in
recent years, was Lambeau's No. 1 selection. The 247 pound
Gopher star was out quite a bit last fall with a bad knee which
some believe may keep him every from approaching his peak
again, but Lambeau felt that he was good enough to merit at
least a chance. Most surprising name on Green Bay's list is
Smith's. The Gopher star, a unanimous all-American, who has
professed a desire to play pro ball, was passed up by all the
coaches in the early selections. Lambeau made his eleventh
choice. "Everybody seemed to feel that Smith was a cinch to get
into the service, and he may, but down around midnight I just
couldn't resist to pick up such a great back and hope that perhaps
we may have him for at least one year. Furthermore, if he does
enter the service, he will still be ours after the war." The two big
South Carolina guards, Krivonac and Applegate, were both highly
recommended to Lambeau by Rex Enright, the former Notre Dame
and Packer star who now coaches the Gamecocks. "Rex told me
they couldn't miss in pro ball," Lambeau explained. Johnston, 
Southern Methodists's 210 pound fullback, was the best punter
in the south last season. Frankowski made several all-American
teams in his sophomore year. Langlade, the Alabama giant, was
highly recommended to Lambeau by Don Hutson, who knows him.
The Packers had ninth choice. Only the Chicago Bears, as league
champions, followed Green Bay. The meeting was held at the
Congress hotel.
DECEMBER 24 (New York) - The National league's all-star football
team, strengthened by the addition of the Green Bay Packers'
famed aerial twins - Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson - will begin two a
day practice sessions Friday for their annual pro bowl game here
January 4 against the champion Chicago Bears. Steve Owen, the
New York Giant coach handling the star squad, said Isbell and
Hutson would team with Sammy Baugh of Washington and Pug
Manders of Brooklyn in the backfield along with Tuffy Leemans,
Ward Cuff and Neilo Falaschi of New York, Cecil Hare of 
Washington and Art Jones of Pittsburgh. Owen also received
acceptances of invitations to play from Ray Apolakis, Chicago
Cardinal center; Augie Lio, Detroit guard; Chet Adams, Cleveland
tackle; Joe Coomer, Pittsburgh tackle, and Dick Humbert, 
Philadelphia end. Half of the game's receipts will be donated to
the Naval Relief society.
DECEMBER 30 (Chicago) - Because of the war, professional
football may see its blazing success of 1941 flicker to a mere
spark next season, but there'll always be the memory of the
brilliant things that happened "the year we got into the war". The
NFL really grew up to a man's status in '41. It acquired
a commission, just like the major baseball leagues' boss, when
Elmer Layden moved from Notre Dame to an office on Michigan
blvd. in Chicago. It held its first playoff for a division championship
when the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers tied for first
place in the western race and fought it out for the title - with the
Bears winning. It saw attendance climb to an all-time high when
1,188,616 fans attended 55 regularly scheduled games, registering
a 9% increase over 1940. It saw attendance for a championship
game sag to an all-time low of 13,341 on the autumnlike day
December 21 when the Bears beat the eastern champion New
York Giants for the league title. The great turf shaking fears of the
year were done mainly by George Halas' Bears, who in the first
successful title defense by a champion scattered records all over
the circuit. Their defeat of Green Bay for the western title was by
33-14 and their rout of the Giants in the championship game was
by 37-9. Yet there was Don Hutson of the Packers, who broke all
scoring marks and increased his record for passes caught, and
Clarke Hinkle, also of Green Bay, who set a new league all-time
records for ball carrying. And the season was concluded with the annual draft of senior college players. 200 boys were selected by 10 teams, but what chance they will have of playing next season was a question only the course of the war will tell. Even numerous players already in the league are due to join the nation's armed forced, and not a team hoped to return for 1942 with the same lineup it sported last season.
DECEMBER 30 (Chicago) - Western division clubs led the rush to glory today when release of the NFL's twelfth annual all-league team disclosed stars from their section had been selected in 15 of the first 22 places. Sixty players received votes in the ballot in which a committee of nine newspapermen participated. Three of the players - Don Hutson, Green Bay's veteran end and chronic record breaker; Clyde (Bulldog) Turner, Chicago Bears' burly center, and George McAfee, generally acclaimed by qualified observers to be the greatest halfback of all time - were unanimous choices, appearing on the first team on each of the nine ballots. A fourth player, Dr. Danny Fortmann, Bears' guard and field captain, named for the fourth straight season, received eight first place votes, but did not impress the ninth committeeman sufficiently to get as much as a second team berth on his ballot. Hutson and Perry Schwartz, of Brooklyn, were awarded the first team end positions for the second consecutive year. It marked the fourth consecutive season that Hutson has been named to the first team and the fifth time in his career that the spindly pass catcher has topped the vote among ends. Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, like his Brooklyn teammate, Schwartz, landed on the first team for the second consecutive year, leading all tackles with 37 out of a possible 45 points. Scoring was based on five points for first place and four for second. At the other tackle the committee placed Wee Willie Wilkin, 260 pound Washington ace. Wilkin is one of six men who made the first team for the first time. The others are Turner, Joe Kuharich, Chicago Cardinals signal calling guard; Sid Luckman, whose generalship and passing have been important factors in the Bears' two consecutive championships; Cecil Isbell, most productive passer of all time who delivered at one touchdown pass in every game for Green Bay, and McAfee. Clarke Hinkle, first team fullback three times previously in his 10 years of stardom at Green Bay, received four first place votes and two for the second team to beat out Clarence Manders, of Brooklyn, the league's new ground gaining champion. Hinkle's selection gave Green Bay three places on the first team against four for the Bears, two for Brooklyn, one for Washington and one for the Cardinals.
DECEMBER 18 (Milwaukee Journal) - The National Pro Football league championship game between the Giants and Bears at Wrigley field Sunday will be only an incidental attraction so far as Curly Lambeau's weekend in Chicago is concerned. The annual draft, to be held Monday, will be his first concern. "We need linemen badly," he remarked Thursday, "and linemen will be the first men we are going to go after. We need guards and tackles especially. I wasn't at all satisfied with what some of ours did this year." It is not unlikely that Lambeau will get what he wants in the way of linemen from Big Ten seniors. Some good ones are going to be graduated - Odson of Minnesota, Baumann and Cook of Northwestern, Trimble of Indiana, Daniell and Stephensen of Ohio State and Timperman and Rossi of Purdue, all tackles, and Metzlow of Michigan, Zorich of Northwestern, Pukema, Levy and Paschka of Minnesota, Miller and Melton of Purdue, Bragalone, Smith and Steele of Indiana, and Howard of Ohio State, all guards. Lambeau is fairly well satisfied with his backfield material, although he will undoubtedly grab off a few backs, too. A Bruce Smith or Westfall or Bill Green or Bill De Correvont, just to mention some graduating Big Ten seniors again, would look good in anybody's backfield. The linemen, though, will be his first concern. Tailend clubs have prior choice in the draft, so that the list of topnotchers will be somewhat thinned by the time Lambeau has his first selection. A definite routine, designed to help the weaker clubs in the league, is followed of course. The priority of selection follows the reverse order of the standings at the close of the season. The league constitution on the draft follows: "Each club shall have on selection in order (last place club first) on the first choice. On the next round, the five lowest clubs shall receive one choice in rotation, the five upper clubs not to receive any choice. On the third round, each club will receive one choice in rotation. On the fourth round, the five lowest clubs shall receive one choice in rotation, the five upper clubs to have no choice in this round. Thereafter all clubs shall have equal selection in each round." The draft list is composed of graduating seniors from all schools in the country. In order to circumvent an old practice of George Halas who obtained such players as Sid Luckman and George McAfee by buying them from weaker clubs which selected them first, the league this year has the following rule: "The first and second choice of each team as selected must participate with the teams which selected them for the season following their selection unless the commissioner and all members of the league give their consent otherwise." Next season's schedule will be drawn at the spring meeting in April.
DECEMBER 19 (Milwaukee Journal) - There is no question about how most fans feel about Sunday's playoff between the Giants and Bears at Wrigley field. They look upon the Bears as a cinch. But now comes a dissenter. He is Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers. He gives the Giants almost an even chance. "I suppose with all other things equal the Bears should win all right," he said Friday on his way to the National Pro league draft meeting in Chicago, "but this is one game in which these other things are not equal, and I'm not so sure the Bears are going to win." Lambeau referred specifically to the peak which the Bears hit against his own club a week ago. "The Bears are going to pay Sunday," he said, "for the peak they reached against us. They're a grand club, understand, a better club in personnel than the Giants, but I don't see how they can have the same edge the Giants are very apt to have. You know, this football can take some funny twists. The better team can lose some of its edge and the weaker team can suddenly become razor sharp. You know what happens then. There is every reason to believe, too, that the Giants will be razor sharp. They were stung by Brooklyn in their last regular game. They have had two weeks in which to prepare. They have been hearing all week about how the Bears were going to devour them. And they have no reason to be particularly fearful of the Bears because they lost to them only in the last minute of play in an exhibition in early September. No, I give the Giants a pretty good chance." Lambeau also felt that the Giants would throw up a much stiffer defense against the Bears than his own club did last Sunday. "I get sick all over every time I look at the pictures of last Sunday's game," Lambeau said. "There's no question but what the Bears were hot and might have won, anyway, but we certainly didn't do much to stop them from winning easily. The Giants can't be that bad." Lambeau's point about New York's probable defensive strength Sunday is born out by the league statistics. In everything except pass defense, the Giants have not only a much better record than the Packers but a better record than the Bears. In offensive strength, the Bears have a marked edge, of course. They lead the league in every phase of play - in gains on rushing and in gains on passing. Only in punting and field goal kicking have the Giants an advantage. The dissenter, Mr. Lambeau, was still pretty much alone hereabouts in his appraisal of the game, however. The Bears, who Monday were 14 point favorites, have become 20 point favorites.
DECEMBER 22 (Chicago) - Twelve linemen and eight backs were drawn by Curly Lambeau of Green Bay in the 
The 1941 Green Bay Packers - 10-1 (T-1st-Western Division)
Head Coach: Curly Lambeau