HINKLE SAYS HE WON'T PLAY, AND SEEMS TO MEAN BUSINESS
JUL 17 (Neenah) - Out of this busy but otherwise quiet Fox River valley city today comes some of the most startling sports news since Hitler kicked off to the Muscovites. William Clarke Hinkle, Mr. Fullback himself, does not choose to run with the football next fall. This announcement may be taken lightly in some quarters. An occasional and blasphemous "So what?" probably will be heard. To us, however, the retirement of Hink from the Packer backfield would be one of the most tragic developments of these unsettled times. Reaction No. 1 is "Say it ain't so." But if it is to be, reaction No. 2 is the best of luck to a swell guy and a great fullback who gave as much to the Packers and professional football as any player of the past decade. On last Dec. 2 Clarke and his wife, Em, said au revoir and announced that no more would the Bucknell battering ram gambol on the greens of the NFL. The statement properly and promptly was ho-hummed and forgotten. Many of the boys fell that way at the end of a rough season, and "final" farewells carry about as much weight as a Nazi pledge. But when a nine-year veteran in mid-July declares, "I don't expect to play," the point begins to take significance. Why? Well Clarke says, "I am getting along fine with Kimberly-Clark, and I like the work very much."...MAKES HOME IN NEENAH: Hinkle has been working for the paper manufacturing concern and making his home in Neenah since last December. He took no vacation, but went straight from football to the job to which he now is so attached, largely because of the security it offers. If he doesn't return, Hink will be missed - greatly missed. To be sure, Coach E.L. Lambeau will come up with other fullbacks, but the bruiser who wore No. 30 has a place in the heart of fans it will be hard to replace. Contentment settled over the home crowd whenever Hink ran out on the field. Apprehension swept through the opposition. Now 30 years old, Clarke leads all the Packers in total points scored with 334 on 40 touchdowns, 28 points after touchdown, and 22 field goals. Several times he has been an all-league choice. Even last fall quite a number of us couldn't remember seeing a better fullback...NEVER BE
ANOTHER: Of him, Walt Kiesling once said, "He is spoiling
Green Bay for fullbacks. You'll never get another like him." A
possibility remains that Curly may entice HInkle back into
the ranks for another season. Jimmy Kimberly, one of the
Kimberly-Clark officials who has taken a personal interest
in Hinkle's paper career, probably would give him a leave
of absence. But to be frank, Clarke at present appears to
favor his present status quo as one of the cogs in industry.
Hinkle had other things to say as we talked to him here, but
the retirement chatter eclipsed everything else. There is no
doubting the sincerity of his intentions at the moment, and
it may last. Even Hank Bruder returned a 'very satisfactory"
contract to Philadelphia unsigned this month. It may be
contagious. What times; what deeds!
LAYDEN O.K.'S CHANGES IN PRO GRID SCHEDULE
JUL 17 (Chicago) - Elmer Layden, commissioner of pro
football, has approved two changes in the National league
schedule, authorizing Cleveland to transfer its opening
game with Pittsburgh Sept. 7 to Akron, O., and enabling
the Philadelphia Eagles to set their Sept. 14 game with the
New York Giants back to Saturday night, Sept. 13, in
Municipal stadium. Conflicts with previous committments
with park officials led to both changes.
TOM GREENFIELD, CENTER, RETURNS TO PACKER GRID
TEAM THIS FALL
JUL 19 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau moved another
third along the way to cleaning up his list of returning
centers on the Green Bay Packer football team this week
by signing Tom Greenfield, former University of Arizona
giant, for action in 1941. Greenfield, one of the tallest men
on the squad at six feet three inches, and weighs 218 
pounds, will be back for his third season of National league
football, all of the service having been with Green Bay.
George Svendsen, another member of the Packer center
corps, was signed previously, so only Charley Brock
remains on the outside of the roster as the team heads
to the opening of practice Aug. 10. Greenfield is married,
and lives at Glendale, Arizona. He plans to drive east for the
opening of drills and will arrive in advance of the scheduled
time. He is a powerfully built, steady type of football player
who is most capable during the rough going. His work is
rarely spectacular, but is consistently effective both on
defense and offense. With Svendsen, he makes up one of
the largest pivot combines in the league. Tom is the 14th
Packer signed up for the approaching season, which
means that considerably less than half the prospective
squad are in the fold. Signing of others is expected to 
speed up considerably in the weeks just ahead, as the
players fall into ranks for 1941 competition.
GREEN BAY PACKERS GET NEW YORK FARM TEAM
JUL 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 Cornwall,
N.Y.
KENOSHA CARDS MEET NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAMS
JUL 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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
JUL 25 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau has been piloting his cruiser through northern waters lately, picking up a few fish here and there and generally resting up for the strenuous grind which starts two weeks from Sunday and won't be completed until the early days of December. A long stretch, that, and one which will carry with it Green Bay's hopes for a sixth NFL championship. Curly arrived in town this week, whisked down to Milwaukee for a conference with fullback George Paskvan, and came back to comment favorably upon the farm hookup the Packers have established with the Long Island Indians of the American association. Other National league clubs have dipped into this same setup, the New York Giants at Jersey City and the Chicago Bears at Newark, and Curly believes that the type of leadership behind the Long Islanders assures the Packers of a strong farm administration. Ted Collins, manager of Kate Smith, the songbird, is one of the sponsors, and other men backing the club are well up in the filthy, as P.G. Woodhouse was wont to say in his pre-concentration camp days.
NEW YORK GIANTS TO PLAY PACKERS HERE NEXT AUGUST
APR 8 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers returned last night from Chicago, bringing with him most of a Packer schedule for 1941, subject to a couple of revisions which hang fire after the annual meeting of the NFL. The New York Giants, Lambeau said, will play the Packers at City stadium in a non-league game late in August. There may be a game between Philadelphia and Green Bay at Milwaukee Labor day or thereabouts, but definite arrangements have not been made. Uncertainty of the schedule revolves around the two games which must be played with the Chicago Cardinals and as the coach returned from the meeting, no definite date or place was set for either...OPENS AGAINST LIONS: Green Bay will open at City stadium Sept. 14 against the Detroit Lions, and will visit Milwaukee Sept. 21 to meet the Cleveland Rams. The Chicago Bears will play here Sept. 28. Brooklyn will invade Milwaukee Oct. 12, and then the Packers will play three consecutive games on the road - at Cleveland Oct. 19, at Detroit Oct. 26 and at the Chicago Bears Nov. 2. Nov. 23 Green Bay will be at Pittsburgh and Nov. 30 the Packers are booked at Washington. The arrangement leaves three dates open - Oct. 5, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 - and somewhere in that pattern must be fitted two Cardinal-Packer games...BIDWILL IS PROBLEM: Lambeau said he would like to meet the Cardinals at Milwaukee Oct. 5 , and at Green Bay Nov. 9. He does not want to play the Cards at Chicago Nov. 9, because the game would follow that with the Bears by only one week, too close to be satisfactory. But Charley Bidwill, owner of the Cardinals, does not want to play at Green Bay. "I lose money every time I play at Green Bay and I make money every time I play the Packers at Milwaukee," he said at the league meeting. The only two clubs willing and anxious to  meet the Packers at Green Bay are the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions...IRON OUT DIFFICULTIES: "Just how we will iron out the schedule difficulties with the Cardinals, I cannot say now," Lambeau added. "There may be one game at Green Bay and one at Chicago; perhaps one here and one at Milwaukee; perhaps game at Chicago and Milwaukee. If we have difficulty getting the Cardinals to play here, we may be able to switch the Cleveland game from Milwaukee to Green Bay, and play the Cards at Milwaukee. Our schedule this season is the most indecisive at this point in our entire history." The appearance of the New York Giants at City stadium will be their first since 1935, when the Packers won 16 to 7. The 1941 game may be played Sunday, Aug. 24; or it may be staged Saturday night, Aug. 30; or on any Saturday or Sunday around that time. The Giants will be training at Superior, and thus will be available en route home. The Philadelphia game at Milwaukee is uncertain. The Philadelphia squad expects to train at Two Rivers, which would make the contest convenient, but the game contract has not been signed, as has the one for the New York game.
AUTHOR OF PACKER GRID SONG FILES COPYRIGHT SUIT
APR 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.
BAYS WILL PLAY FOUR TILTS HERE
APR 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.
PACKER NOTES
APR 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 Bays,
says Isbell, 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.
MILWAUKEEAN LOSES COPYRIGHT SUIT
APR 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.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS RETAIN FRANCHISE
APR 28 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs today were assured of retaining their franchise in the AFL and of participating in the league schedule next fall. Club officials announced that a fund drive had resulted in sale of $18,000 in stock. This will meet old obligations and provide working capital for the 1941 season. Proceeds from the stock sale were held in trust under terms of the selling permit with the provision that the money would be returned to the investors if the goal was not met. Grover Fillbach, president of the Milwaukee County Athletic association, sponsoring the Chiefs, said that application has been made to the State Securities commission to release the money.
ELECT FURLONG CHIEFS' HEAD
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.
NAME                 NO POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
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)
RND SEL NAME               POS COLLEGE
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
NAME                 NO POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
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
1941 IN REVIEW
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 BEST WHO DID NOT MAKE THE POST-SEASON
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.
PRO FOOTBALL LOOP OWNERS TO DISCUSS CZAR PROBLEM
JAN 15 (Chicago) - The owners of the NFL teams finally have concluded that it is time to hire an all-powerful commissioner to police their prosperous and thriving sport. The magnates had hoped to discuss that at an informal and secret powwow in Chicago tomorrow, but the meeting is now about as secret as a smallpox epidemic. The gathering still is strictly off the record, having no status as a league meeting and at which no official business can be transacted...TURNS DOWN OFFER: A committee of league owners offered the commissioner's job to Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune 10 days ago,  but Ward rejected the offer - the second time in five years  that he has turned down the job. Carl Storck of Dayton, Ohio, is the president of the league, but reports that he would be replaced have been heard ever since he  succeeded to the presidency upon the death of Joe Carr two years ago. Whether he could be retained if a commissioner were hired is problematical. Each of the owners is reported as having his own favorite for the commissioner's job, indicated that a stalemate is quite likely at this particular meeting. Two of the most prominently
mentioned are John R. Kilpatrick of Madison Square
Garden, New York, and Jim Farley. Leland H. Joannes,
president of Green Bay Packers, Inc. said today that he
knows "absolutely nothing" about tomorrow's meeting in
Chicago, and that no notification of it has been received by
the Packers.
OUTLINING PLAN FOR GRID CZAR
JAN 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 - possibly all 10 -
owners. Prominently mentioned for the job were John 
Reed Kilpatrick of New York's Madison Square Garden and
Jim Farley, although almost every club in the league has a
candidate...COMES INTO OPEN: What started as a "secret"
session came into the open when Arch Ward, Chicago
sports editor, revealed he had turned down a offer to 
become commissioner 10 days ago. Ward previously had
been offered the league's presidency. Ward said last night
that the offer, coming within the last two weeks, had
"unanimous endorsements of the club owners of the NFL."
Earlier, Carl Storck, league president, had called the
announcement of an offer to Ward "just so much wind," 
and said that the commissionership never had been
discussed. "I know no club has discussed such a thing 
with me," he added...NO OFFICIAL STATUS: 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. 
Lambeau is in Chicago today. Fred Mandel, new Detroit owner, lives
in Chicago and was expected to join the meeting. Cleveland, New
York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia 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
AVERY BRUNDAGE NEW GRIDIRON CZAR
JAN 17 (Chicago) - Owners of NFL clubs today plunged into another
round of informal discussions on a proposal to set up a pro football
rule similar to baseball's Commissioner K.M. Landis. The magnates
prepared the way for formal action at their regular April meeting by
rewriting a part of the league's constitution yesterday, inserting a
clause that provides for a commissioner...HEADS OLYMPIC UNIT:
Already reported under consideration was Avery Brundage, chairman of the American Olympic committee and former president of the National A.A.U.. Brundage, a Chicago contractor, was an all-around athlete at the University of Illinois 20 years ago. The unofficial meeting yesterday was carried over for another day principally to permit Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, to join in the discussions. Green Bay was the only club not represented yesterday. Lambeau en route to the meeting from California was delayed at Dallas.
PRO GRID OWNERS TO PICK 'CZAR' WITH $25,000 SALARY
JAN 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."
PITTSBURGH CLUB AGAIN SWITCHES ITS NICKNAME
JAN 17 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh pro football team henceforth will be known as the Pittsburgh Iron Men, the new owner, Alexis Thompson, has announced. Previously, the eleven had been known as the Pirates and later the Steelers.
THREE HOME LEAGUE GAMES SET FOR PACKERS IN 1941
JUN 12 (Green Bay) - Adjustment of the Green Bay Packer football schedule to permit three home league games for 1941 was announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau, following
several weeks of dickering with the Chicago Cardinals over the
matter of dates and playing sites. The Packers will meet the Detroit
Lions here Sept. 14, the Chicago Bears will be the invaders Sept.
28, and the Cardinals will visit City stadium Nov. 16, Lambeau said.
There also will be an important non-league game here, with the
New York Giants playing the Packers Saturday night, Aug. 23..RAMS
AT MILWAUKEE: The Packers will play three game at Milwaukee, 
facing the Cleveland Rams there Sept. 21, the Cardinals Oct. 5 and
the Brooklyn Dodgers Oct. 12. The rest of the Packer contests will
be played away from the two Wisconsin gridirons. Green Bay will
invade Cleveland Oct. 19, Detroit Oct. 26, the Bears Nov. 2, 
Pittsburgh Nov. 23, and Washington Nov. 30. There will be an open
date Nov. 9...ARRANGEMENTS NOT SET: The coach said that a
non-league game with the Philadelphia Eagles may be played at
Milwaukee Sept. 7 or Labor day, but no arrangements for such a
contest have been completed. Lambeau added that several
important announcements regarding players may be expected in 
the immediate future, as with colleges dismissed, professional
prospects are beginning to pay greater heed to their future.
​RAMS SOLD TO REEVES, LEVY
JUN 12 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Rams of the NFL were sold yesterday, but the club will remain in Cleveland. Dan F. Reeves of New York and Fred Levy, Jr., of Louisville, Ky., purchased the club from a Cleveland group that has operated at a loss for several years. The price was reliably reported to be about $140,000. Earl (Dutch) Clark will remain as head coach and Art Lewis as assistant coach. Reeves is vice president of a theater chain and son of a grocery chain operator. Levy is president of the Photo Developing company of Cincinnati and Camden, N.J. The buyers were reported to have acquired 90 percent of the club's stock, Reeves acquiring two-thirds and Levy one-third of the 90 percent. "Originally, we contemplated taking the Rams to Boston," Reeves said. "However, there was a lull in the negotiations and some Boston capital that we had lined up decided to drop out. After our visit here, which included a good look at Cleveland's huge stadium, we decided there was no reason why big league football couldn't be put over in a big way."
PANNELL, MCLAUGHLIN, TACKLES, SIGNED BY GREEN BAY PACKERS
JUN 14 (Green Bay) - The addition of two gigantic tackles to the 1941 roster of the Green Bay football Packers was announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau. Ernie Pannell of Texas A. and M., rated the best man at his position in the Southwest conference, and Lee McLaughlin, University of Virginia captain, are the two newest additions to the Green Bay gridiron forces. Lambeau thinks both are excellent professional prospects, and cites their recent collegiate records in support of his belief. Both will be in uniform for the first Packer practice Sunday, Aug. 10...PRAISED BY COACHES: Pannell, educated in an orphanage near Corsicana, Texas, did not receive the national fame which was due him, but coaches throughout the Southwest area unanimously praised his talents. Playing the left side of the line, weighing 220 pounds and standing two inches above six feet, Pannell was a teammate of the great John Kimbrough. His work at Texas Aggies was dimmed somewhat by the publicity given Joe Boyd, playing the opposite tackle, but critics agreed that there was little to choose between the two linemen. Before attending A. and M., he put in a year at John Tarleton Junior college, Stephenville, Texas, where he was an all-conference player...WON NUMERALS IN TRACK: Pannell was a freshman track numerals winner at A. and M., but gave up that sport for football in his later years. He majored in animal husbandry. He rode ahead of Kimbrough from his left tackle spot, and cleared many holes to the giant fullback. Ernie switched to right tackle for defense. McLaughlin, the big, likeable captain of the Cavaliers, is only 20 years old and ineligible for the draft. He played under Frank Murray, former Marquette mentor, at Virginia, plugging the right side of the Cavalier wall. McLaughlin was not included in the National league draft, and several clubs dickered with him, Lambeau beating the rest to the punch. He stands two inches over six feet and weighs 228 pounds. "Here's the type of boy we want," commented the Packer coach. "He's conscientious, a hard worker and dearly loves to play football." Lambeau added that several more contracts are expected here in the very near future.
RHODE ISLAND HALFBACK SIGNS
JUN 18 (Green Bay) - A flashy Italian halfback from Rhode Island State college will try out for a regular spot on the Green Bay Packer football team this fall, Curly Lambeau announced today. The candidate's name is Louis (Duke) Abbruzzi, and he comes highly recommended by George Henry Sauer, former Packer back who now coaches at New Hampshire university. Sauer claims that Abbruzzi is a red hot prospect for professional football. Abbruzzi is rated one of the best halfbacks New England has produced in many seasons, and was the target of advances by the Brooklyn Dodgers. For three years he has been Rhode Island State's outstanding threat, specializing in clever and shifty broken field running. Lambeau praised Abbruzzi's reputation for hard work. "He has a lot of spirit and should be a great team man," Curly said. Abbruzzi will report to the Packers in time for the first practice sessions Aug. 10.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES TRAIN AT TWO RIVERS
JUN 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.
SPIRIT OF FOOTBALL IS HOLDING ATTENTION DURING OFF-SEASON
JUN 19 (Green Bay) - Golf balls, tennis balls and baseballs fill the air in large numbers these days, but the spirit of football continues to hold its share of the limelight despite the season. Football talk goes on with all the sustaining qualities of Tennyson's brook. For the past week in the places where sportsmen gather, the atmosphere has been thick with schedule chatter. Out of the conglomeration of hastily drawn conclusions and comment have come some impressions and statements that warranted close observation of the situation as it really is. Having made such inspection, we learned to our satisfaction that: 1 - Any impression that the Packers are being moved to Milwaukee is completely without foundation. 2 - The Packers will remain in Green Bay as long as fans, with their support, manifest that they want to keep them here. 3 - Because patronage from all over the state must be satisfied, and because some of the eastern teams particularly have turned thumbs down on playing in Green Bay, it is necessary for the present at least to schedule some contests in Milwaukee...HAS CHOICE SCHEDULE: Certainly there is no argument over the point of whether Green Bay or Milwaukee has the more choice schedule. In booking both the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions here, the Packer management proved it is keeping faith with the fans. Even Stoney McGlynn, Milwaukee sportswriter who would like to see as many games as possible in his home city, has this to say on the subject: "True, Green Bay, the real home of the Packers, gets a better program with the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears as headliners, the Cardinals in a league game and the New York Giants in a non-league fray. The plums are the Detroit and Bear games, but no one in his right mind could expect the community that fostered and weaned the Packers through the tough, hungry days of early pro football to give them up." Stoney sums up the sentimental points nicely. As for the practical forces that have resulted in picking Milwaukee for the games with Philadelphia (non-league), Brooklyn, Cardinals and Cleveland, a few simple facts explain everything...LOSES MONEY AT HOME: In the first place, for the past several seasons, the Green Bay corporation as well as the visiting club has lost money here on all but the Bears and Lions games. In many cases - as in the case of the Cardinals this year - extra financial concessions by the Packers were necessary for the booking. The Cleveland management has been bitterly disappointed about the poor response to its appearances here, and Charles Bidwill - spare crowds in his home Chicago notwithstanding - has gazed at the empty seats in City stadium when the Cardinals played here, and in well chosen words expressed his opinion of the number in attendance. Nevertheless, the Cardinals are coming back. That they have selected to play their second game against the Packers in Milwaukee is entirely within the province of Mr. Bidwill. That particular game counts as the Cardinals' home contest, and with National league approval it could be played on almost any gridiron selected by the management...FINE FOOTBALL GAMES: Cleveland, to repeat a point, never has made its way financially in Green Bay, despite some fine football games. The Rams' finances have been in a precarious state ever since that club picked up the Cincinnati franchise a few years back. Because it doesn't get the headliners, Milwaukee, with support from southern Wisconsin and the Fox River valley, reasonably may be expected to give both the teams involved a better break at the ticket windows. Dan Topping just will not bring his Brooklyn Dodgers into Green Bay, and that is that. However, he appears satisfied with the size of audiences at previous Brooklyn-Packers meetings in Milwaukee. Football, like everything else, is give and take. The eastern teams for the most part do not relish the westward jaunt anyway, and one of the quickest ways for Green Bay to force itself behind the eight ball would be to take a stand of non-cooperation. "Things have been happening fast in professional football during the past few years," Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers said today in discussing the schedule. "We all must make some sacrifices. A  number of big men with important money have come into the picture. The future of the Packers as well as that of all other teams in the league is to a large extent dependent on how well we try to meet our problems together."...FOUR IN CHICAGO: Fans are apt to forget - if they ever bothered investigating at all - that the champion Chicago Bears had only four league games in Chicago last season, and the Chicago Cards played only three at Comiskey park. It has been the custom in the league for each club to have five home games one season, six the next. Green Bay, more fortunate, has had at least six right through, and sometimes seven. An undertaking of that magnitude year after year requires great support, and some of it came from Milwaukee. "Don't you worry," Curly assured his listener after a review of these and several lesser factors. "The Packers will have their home in Green Bay as long as their fans want them. And don't forget, we welcome constructive criticism. We shall be glad to know how we can make our position more secure. But destructive criticism doesn't help anybody. Yes," he continued, "the Packers always will have their home here, but regarding home games, that is up to the fans."...NEED WIDE SUPPORT: Curly was referring to the necessary support, and the fact that if Cleveland and some of the others could come to Green Bay without going into the red, they would be clamoring for a spot on the City stadium schedule rather than favoring Milwaukee. He pointed out that patronage from all over the state and upper Michigan that helped make the Packer team the great institution it is. Green Bay has many fishing and hunting adherents, he added and recognized both as great sports. But the coach averred that if men choose to hunt or fish on the days of Packer home games, they are making their own preferences in sports and should not complain if empty seats in the stadium result in schedule problems. Again he said, "It's up to the fans." As for the outside influences, which reputedly seek to tear the Packers from their native hearth, it always is good to remember that Tim Mara, owner of the New York Giants, George Halas, owner of the Bears, and other National league powers have promised their support to Green Bay in the event any such move should come before the league.
1941 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (1-0-1)
AUGUST (0-0-1)
23 G-NEW YORK GIANTS                     T 17-17    0-0-1   10,800
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
7  M-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES                 W 28-21    1-0-1   10,000
1941 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (10-1)
SEPTEMBER (2-1)
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
OCTOBER (4-0)
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
NOVEMBER (4-0)
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
1941 POST-SEASON RESULTS (0-1)
DECEMBER - NFL WESTERN DIVISION PLAYOFF
14 at Chicago Bears (10-1-0)             L 14-33            43,425
X - Non-League Game G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
PACKERS SIGN GOPHERS
JUN 28 (Green Bay) - Two powerful athletes who starred during the 1940 collegiate football season were added today to the roster of the Green Bay Packers, Coach Curly Lambeau announced. They are: Bill Kuusisto, University of Minnesota, guard. Bill Johnson, University of Minnesota, end. These two Golden Gophers have been ordered to report here Aug. 17, when the Packers officially launch their practice season. Both are big, husky gridders with reputations for mixing. Kuusisto, a Finn, weighs 230 pounds and measures two inches better than six feet. "He's built like Buckets Goldenberg," Lambeau reported, "but is a lot bigger."...GRAPPLED FOR GOPHERS: Kuusisto did a lot of heavyweight wrestling for the Gophers, and is extremely rugged. He is tabbed as a player likely to go places in professional football. Johnson impressed Lambeau with his work in the East-West scrimmages at San Francisco. He is not the smooth type of wingman, but is powerfully built and aggressive, weighing 205 pounds and standing six feet two. Kuusisto and Johnson were regarded as two of the mainstays of the Minnesota line last season. Their contracts bring the total in the Packer field of 10.
SET FOR NATIONAL FOOTBALL CARD
JUN 28 (Chicago) - NFL teams will open their annual 55-game championship race Sunday, Sept. 7, and continue with two or more contests each week through Dec. 7, Elmer Layden, commissioner of professional football, announced today. The official schedule, as released by Layden, includes only three night games, all of which will be played on weeknights. The remainder of the contests are scheduled for Sunday afternoons. Pittsburgh gets the season underway by invading Cleveland, where the Rams will be making their first start under the ownership of Daniel F. Reeves, of New York, and Fred Levy, Jr., of Louisville. The champion Chicago Bears, who will represent the league in the Chicago All-Star game Aug. 28, begin defense of their title one month later, Sept. 28, in Green Bay. After a trip to Cleveland the following week, the Bears return home on Oct. 12 for six consecutive games before closing their season on the road against Detroit, Philadelphia and the Chicago Cardinals. It will mark the first time since the formation of the league in 1920 that the Bears have played six successive contests at home...SEVEN HOME GAMES: Three other teams, Washington, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, were allotted six home games, while the New York Giants came off with seven, including one each with the Eastern division rivals and Detroit, Cleveland and the Chicago Cardinals of the Western division. One of the highlights of the schedule will be Washington's Nov. 19 appointment in Chicago, where the Redskins, Eastern division champions last year, will seek to avenge the 73 to 0 lacing handed them by the Bears in the title playoff last December. Philadelphia's Eagles, starting out under a new owner, Alexis Thompson, and a new coach, Greasy Neale, open at home with the Giants Sept. 14, and meet Brooklyn, Washington, Cardinals, Pittsburgh and the Bears in Philadelphia...UNDER JOINT OWNERSHIP: Pittsburgh, now under the joint ownership of Art Rooney and Bert Bell, with Bell, the former Eagle owner, doing the coaching, comes west to meet the Rams in Cleveland Sept. 7 and the Bears in Chicago Oct. 26. Detroit opens its season in Green Bay Sept. 14, with a trip to Brooklyn and a night game against the Cardinals in Chicago before hometown fans get an opportunity to see the Lions against Cleveland Oct. 12 under the new coach, Bill Edwards, formerly of Western Reserve, who is undergoing his first tests in professional football. The Cardinals figure in two of the three night games, meeting Cleveland under the lights of Comisky park Tuesday, Sept. 16, in addition to the Detroit contest Saturday, Sept. 27. The other night contest will be played at Philadelphia Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Brooklyn Dodgers meet the Eagles. Barring playoffs for division titles, the championship game will be played on the home field of the Western division winner Dec. 14, Layden announced.
PACKERS' SONG WRITER LOSES DAMAGE SUITS
JUL 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.
KAHLER, SPEEDY NEBRASKA BACK, SIGNS WITH PACKERS
JUL 5 (Green Bay) - Speed and size are combined in Bob Kahler, the latest backfield acquisition of the Green Bay Packers. Kahler weighs 215 pounds. He stands 6 feet three in the locker room. Out of the locker room he moves like a deer. On the track he has tied the ICAAA 70-yard hurdles records of :08.6, and he has been clocked at :06.5 in the 60-yard dash...GRADUATE OF NEBRASKA: The new Packer is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, the same school that this year gave Herman Rohirg to Green Bay. Rohrig, however, may be subject to the selective service call. Advices received by Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers indicate that, barring emergencies, Kahler's number will not come up until after the football season. Lambeau saw Kahler play in the Rose Bowl game against Stanford last January. Although he was not on the Packers' draft list, the Green Bay management maintained a contact with him, and his signed contract was received in the mail this morning. Lambeau's favorable impression of the big fellow was strengthened by recommendations from Nebraska coaches, Biff Jones and Link Lyman. The latter, formerly an outstanding Chicago Bears lineman, particularly praised Kahler as fine professional football material...AT RIGHT HALFBACK: Because of his speed, Kahler probably will be used in the Packer lineup as right halfback. The blocking back post will be well fortified with veterans, and the left back position will be well handled if contracts come in the way Lambeau anticipates them. Kahler is the eleventh Packer to sign.
​LETLOW, SCHULTZ SIGN THEIR 1941 CONTRACTS
AUG 9 (Green Bay) - The Packers rolled into town today in
increasing numbers, primed for the first official workout of
the season at their practice field tomorrow afternoon. The
advance guard has been on hand for most of the week,
players both signed and unsigned toiling under the hot sun
to reduce their poundage prior to intensive drills. Coach 
Curly Lambeau, preparing to guide his 23rd Packer football
squad, announced today that Russ Letlow, veteran guard 
from the University of San Francisco, and Charley Schultz,
big ex-Minnesota tackle, have signed their contracts for the
coming season. Although the coach planned conferences
with several of his ball players over the weekend, the 
situation seemed to shape up like this: 13 of the men who
probably will play with the Packers this season have not as
yet signed or come to terms. This list of unsigned men 
includes Gust Zarnas, guard who presumably will be here
but who has not been heard from; Smiley Johnson, guard
who is expected to arrive tonight; Ray Riddick, end who
reached town today; Carl Mulleneaux, end whose name 
has been mentioned in connection with a possible trade 
with the Detroit Lions; Ed Frutig, Michigan end with the
Chicago All-Stars; Larry Craig; blocking quarterback who 
has been here all week; Bob Adkins, who is at home in 
West Virginia and whose status as blocking quarter this
year is uncertain; Clarke Hinkle, fullback, who visited the
coach yesterday but did not come to terms; Bob Paffrath,
Minnesota quarterback, with the All-Stars; Arnold Herber,
veteran forward passer, who is working out; Andy Uram,
halfback who hasn't arrived yet; Ambrose Schindler, the 
U.S.C. halfback; and Bob Saggau, Notre Dame back with
the All-Stars. That looks like an impressive list, but the
coach thinks it will be cleared up considerably before the
team settles into the practice routine next week. He will
meet with Schindler in Chicago Aug. 12 for a discussion of
terms and may sign that young fellow, who was a riot in the
All-Star game of 1940. The rest of the big squad is in line, including four men now with the All-Stars at Evanston - George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback; Herman Rohrig and Bob Kahler, Nebraska backs; and Ernie Pannell, Texas Aggies back...ONE OF BEST GUARDS: Letlow, who has been one of the best guards in the National league for five seasons, will start No. 6 here against the New York Giants Aug. 23. He is as tough a player as the professional circuit ever produced, and has played the regular left guard position for Green Bay for several seasons. Letlow makes his home in California, where he is employed during the offseason. He is 27 years old, weighs 215 pounds, and stands an even six feet. Schultz has been plugging away at the right tackle position, despite an injury, and is one of the men Coach Lambeau has tagged for future service. He weighs 230 pounds, measures two and a half inches over six feet and is 25 years old. Charley has been in town all week, working out and appears in fine shape...WON'T CHANGE MIND: Fans who hopes that Clarke Hinkle would change his mind at the last minute and sign a Packer contract apparently are doomed to disappointment. Hinkle visited Lambeau yesterday afternoon, and, after failing to come to terms, left for his home in Neenah. They were on the telephone again this noon and again were unable to agree on salary, with the result that the veteran Hinkle apparently will fail to report for the opening practice tomorrow. This would have been Hinkle's 10th season in the National league. He needs only 12 more yards gained to establish a new league all-time yardage record, and the circuit's all-time scoring record is also within his reach. He already holds the Packer total points mark.
IT'S A GIRL
AUG 9 (Lafayette, IN) - Mrs. Cecil Isbell, wife of the Green Bay Packer football player, became the mother of a daughter at midnight here last night. The father, who has due to report to the Packers tomorrow, announced that  he will not arrive in Green Bay until Monday.
REPRESENTATIVES PLAN GATHERING ON MONDAY
AUG 9 (Green Bay) - An effort to assure Green Bay a consistently attractive home football schedule for future seasons, through gearing up of the season ticket campaign, will be made at the Brown county courthouse assembly room Monday evening, when representatives of more than 70 industrial plants will gather at 8 o'clock. Green Bay, Packer officials point out, has been facing an increasing problem in the matter of persuading National league rival teams, other than the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, to schedule games at City stadium, due to the fact that other contests here do not draw anywhere near the attendance totals of the Lions and Bear games. An example of the difficulty to which this situation leads was apparent this spring when the Chicago Cardinals delaying completion of the Packer schedule for weeks, in an attempt to play the game elsewhere than here. Eventually the game was scheduled at City stadium, but the trend was unmistakable, and Packer officials feel that the answer lies in a stepped up season ticket campaign. For instance, as one said, "If we can go to the National league schedule meeting in the winter, and say, 'Our season ticket campaign last year totaled more than 5,000 before the first game,' our difficulties would be extremely less." Since the annual meeting of Packer stockholders, more than 70 industrial and business plants have been contacted, and each has named within its organization a worker who will contact the football fans with the 1941 season ticket proposition. At the present time about 2,100 tickets have been sold for the coming home season, which included a non-league game with the New York Giants two weeks from tonight, and others against the Bears, Lions and Cardinals. Last year 2,800 ticket books were sold for an all-time record total, but that total isn't enough. The campaign must be stepped up to a mark approaching 5,000 if Packer fans are to make progress in their campaign to attract all National league teams to City stadium. Teams other than the Bears and Lions, it has been revealed, are perfectly willing to play the Packers at Milwaukee, where the capacity is greater and the traveling distance shorter, but they balk at City stadium, where their $5,000 guarantee is about the best they can expect. The season ticket setup for 1941 is the most attractive in the Packers' history. Tickets for the four home games may be purchased for as low as $3.85 and veteran fans know that any seat at City stadium affords an excellent view of the field. The prices are scaled upward at $4.40, $6.05. $7.70 to $9.90. This scale amounts to a considerable saving for season ticket purchasers. The difference between buying a season book and purchasing separate tickets for the games comes to $1.65 on the $4.40 and $6.05 tickets, and to $2.20 on the $7.70 and $9.90 books. Furthermore, the season ticket gives the fan his right to the same accommodations at every game, rain or shine. The tickets may be exchanged at the Packer headquarters for others, should the holder desire to sit with guests should desire a different place. These selling points will be pointed out to sales representatives at Monday night's meeting, and in addition questions will be answered by Packer directors and leaders. Ralph Smith is in charge of the new drive, aiming to shove the season ticket total higher by many units than it ever has been from out of town or for other before.
HELP IS ADDED WHERE NEEDED
AUG 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.
The 1941 Green Bay Packers - 10-1 (T-1st-Western Division)
Head Coach: Curly Lambeau
RED-HEADED SAGGAU, DRAFTEE OF PACKERS, IS FINE PASSER
JAN 20 (Green Bay) - A natural runner with great speed and forward passing ability, Robert Joseph Saggau of the University of Notre Dame is rated high among the nation's collegiate stars with a chance to go places in professional football. He is on the draft list of the Green Bay Packers, but has not indicated his intentions regarding the pro game. Six feet tall, crowding 190 pounds in weight, with a German father and an Irish mother, Saggau is an honor student in the college of commerce. He has red hair and green eyes, and was an all-state selection at Denison, Ia., high school. Throughout his football career, Bob has starred at left halfback. He blossomed out as a triple-threater during his sophomore year at Notre Dame, and for his first two seasons averaged better than five yards every time he toted the leather...BLOCKING FALLS OFF: During 1940 competition, his ground gaining average suffered from a slump in the quality of Irish blocking, but he still was quite a man with the ball when the chips were down. Against the Navy, fourth down, seven yards to go, and Notre Dame trailing 7 to 6 with four minutes and 11 seconds left, it was Saggau who faded deep, faked a pass and scampered over the goal line with the winning touchdown. He had a net gain of exactly nothing for five attempts at rushing, but he got the six points that sewed up the game, Captain Milt Plepul adding the other to make it 13 to 7. Saggau's passes that day covered another 52 yards, and he caught one for 18 during a 78-yard touchdown advance. Saggau's passing and kicking more than offset any lack of touch that may have befallen his running game during 1940. He must be ranked with the nation's greatest in those two departments. Few of his aerials were intercepted during the season, and he piled up hundreds of yards by the overhead method...THROWS LONG PASSES: Furthermore, he clicked consistently on long passes, averaging more than 10 yards for every pass thrown, and more than 20 for every completion. His punting average for the season was well in excess of 40 yards, and he displayed deadly efficiency under fire. He averaged 47 yards against the inspired Army team and his boots were instrumental in staving off an apparent defeat. Saggau's marksmanship is not entirely accidental. He spent lots of time at Dorset, Minn., vacationing and practicing his tosses last summer. Juswik, who caught many of Saggau's aerials, said, "Bob lays the ball in here nice and soft. Anyone ought to be able to catch it. It's always right to the spot."...GREAT NATURAL SPEED: Saggau's natural speed, which won him two letters as a sprinter, makes him a constant threat, no matter what the figures say. He throws with his right hand, but kicks with his left foot - for no especial reason. "I just started that way," he explained. His hobbies include hunting and collecting swing (and track) record. He was elected president of the Monogram club, composed of campus athletic lettermen, and has mentioned returning to Notre Dame - barring professional football - to take a law degree. He also is planning to take up flying this spring, with the possibility of landing an army commission.
FREIBERGER OF RAZORBACKS IS PROSPECTIVE PACKER GRID END
JAN 21 (Green Bay) - The tallest player ever to complete at the University of Arkansas is John Freiberger, football end and basketball center, whose name appears on the draft list of the Green Bay Packers and who is expected to take a crack at professional football next fall. Freiberger hails from the little village of Point, Tex., and started his Arkansas career in 1937 by winning his freshman numerals at end. He has won three varsity letters at the same spot. The rangy wingman stands six feet eight inches in height and weighs 222 pounds. His basketball ability has helped him a lot in football, where he is an expert pass receiver. Arkansas led the nation in forward passing during the 1938 season and was second to Texas Christian in 1939. Both seasons Freiberger caught his share of passes thrown by Arkansas backs..OFTEN THREW LATERALS: While his specialty is catching short passes just over the line, often followed by laterals, he did catch a 47-yarder against T.C.U. at Fort Worth in 1938 as a sophomore. He also is a great defensive flanker and has a flaming competitive spirit. Freiberger is a senior in the college of agriculture and will receive his degree in June. He is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and belongs to half a dozen campus honor organizations, being probably the most popular athlete in school. He frequently accompanies members of the coaching staff to alumni gatherings, high school football banquets and the line, because he explains the football movies, and his slow southern drawl and pleasing personality go over big everywhere...DOESN'T USE FIRST NAME: His full name is Perry John Freiberger, but he never uses the first handle. To his teammates he is known as "Papa John" because he fathers them on the trips. Most sportswriters of the Southwest call him "Treetop" Freiberger. The prospective Packer end is coached by W.J. Lemke, a former Badger who once wrote sports for the Wausau Record-Herald.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
JAN 21 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers is back from California, and he has talked with a lot of football players since he headed west to witness the East-West All-Star game, but there probably won't be any immediate contract announcements. Curly picked up a lot of gridiron gossip on the coast, got some lines of Packer draftees, and said that his next immediate task will be to discuss terms with George Paskvan, University of Wisconsin powerhouse whose name rests on the Green Bay draft list. "Nick Drahos, the all-America tackle from Cornell, got most of the honors," Curly reported, "but on the coast the East-West coaches through that Mike Enich, Iowa tackle drafted by the Packers, is the better prospect of the two. Enich is solidly built, and probably will play guard here, if he signs, which we think he will. Both Coaches Andy Kerr and Bernie Bierman believe that he would be as effective in professional football as a guard than as a tackle." Curly had a lot to say about Ed Frutig, Michigan's great end. "You write these men, and you see pictures of them, and you get information," he added, "but you have to talk to them and watch them work before you can get a true idea of their worth. Frutig is the clever type of end. His coaches said his pass receiving is heady, and he is able to maneuver around his opposition without having to crash through it. He's willing to play professional football, but he wants a year-round job to keep him busy during his offseason. This we are trying to get for him." Bill Telesmanic, the San Francisco U. end, had been a mainstay of his team for three years and is regarded as a likely pro player. Russ Letlow, Packer guard, recommends him highly. Telesmanic, who stands three inches over six feet and weighs 210, was just one day too young to register for the national draft. Lambeau also bumped into many friendly phrases regarding Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga back drafted by the Packers. "Several coast players told me," the Packer coach said, "that Canadeo was the hardest tackler they ever encountered." Ed Heffernan, St. Mary's back, turned out to be a fine forward passer. He weighs 192 pounds and is willing to play in the National league. Curly also went overboard on Herman Rohrig, halfback of the University of Nebraska, who threw the Cornhuskers' second touchdown pass against Stanford in the Rose bowl. Rohrig was the shiftiest man his team showed against Stanford, despite a recent attack of the flu, which weakened him. He is rated the best goal kicker, passer and punter on the Nebraska roster. "John Freiberger, the Arkansas end we said measured six feet seven inches," Curly added, "isn't six feet seven at all. He's six feet eight and probably will be the tallest man in pro football next year, if he signs. I also likes the looks of Del Lyman, big left tackle of U.C.L.A., who has been an outstanding Pacific coach lineman for the past three years. Lyman has made no decision regarding pro football, but will let me know within three weeks, he said."
PACKERS' PROSPECT EARNED TITLE OF 'IRON MIKE' ON IOWA FIELD
JAN 22 (Iowa City) - Iron Mike Enich, captain and right tackle of the 1940 University of Iowa football team, 1941 draftee of the Green Bay Packers, has been a standout in the Hawkeye line since he was moved from the backfield in midseason of 1938. His name, incidentally, is pronounced EE-nick, with the accent on the first syllable. He is believed to be interested in professional football, and recently conferred with Coach Curly Lambeau on the west coast. In 1939, when Iowa became the "Cinderella team" of the nation, Enich played 60 minutes against Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Notre Dame, Minnesota and Northwestern. He was named on Collier's all-western team. And in 1940, he played 397 minutes out of a possible 420 in the major games, going full time against Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Notre Dame, 58 minutes against Illinois, 57 against Purdue, and 42 against Wisconsin. He broke his nose in the Wisconsin game and missed slightly more than a quarter...GOOD STAYING QUALITIES: He was given the name of Iron Mike because of his remarkable staying qualities as a member of the Iowa Iron Men of 1939. Of 24 games in three seasons, Enich was a full timer in 10 of them. In some of the games, Enich made fully 50 percent of the tackles, beat the ends downfield under punts, and otherwise did everything expected of a fine tackle. Enich was extremely difficult to take out of any play, being adept at both offense and defense. He was an excellent tackler, quick at solving plays, and a fine team leader who inspired by his deeds rather than by words. A 205-pounder, Enich was adept at recovering fumbles. Against Notre Dame he grabbed Piepul's fumble out of the air and ran 40 yards to midfield, breaking up the Irish threat inside Iowa's 10-yard line. He blocked two punts in the 1939 Purdue game, which led to Iowa's winning safeties, 4-0...SON OF SERBIANS: Enich is the son of Serbian parents. He is from Boone, Ia., where his father is a railroad worker. Mike is six feet tall and was 22 last fall. In high school at Boone, Enich was an all-state fullback. He was a fullback and quarterback at Iowa during the first half of his sophomore season (1938), then was shifted to tackle to fill in for an injured player. So rapidly did he adapt to that position, that he stayed there through the remainder of his college career. The Iowa captain became known as a players' player. He is the type who does everything right. Mike knew the assignment of every man and could cooly straighten out any football situation. The boy has real brains, although he does not talk a lot or parade his knowledge of the game...GETS HIGH MARKS: He is a good student, too, receiving the grades of A in two courses, B in six courses, and never has dropped below C. He is majoring in economics and plans a career in some business field. Enrolled in the college of liberal arts, Enich lives at the Quadrangle men's dormitory. He is a member of A.F.I., senior men's honorary organization, but did not join a social fraternity. He has two brothers and three sisters. Dancing and music are his favorite recreations and meat and potatoes is his favorite food. The Iowan in 1940 was named by Bill Stern on Life magazine's second all-American team and also was picked on the second team by United Press. His teammates selected him in 1940 as the most valuable player. He played 17 minutes in the East-West charity game at San Francisco Jan. 1.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
JAN 22 (Green Bay) - There will be an all-out emphasis upon spirit when the Green Bay Packers dive into their 1941 schedule, if the type of new candidate for the team can be taken as an indication. Coach Curly Lambeau, who just back from his annual trek to California and intermediate parts, is a great believer in the importance of contracting an individual personally before putting his name on the dotted line. In a great many cases of course, this isn't possible, but whenever it is, Curly makes it a point to drop in on the draftee or prospect. "For 1941, I want the type of player who shows spirit," he said yesterday. "It is true that I am disappointed to date in some of the men we drew on our 1941 draft list, but on the other hand I am elated over others. The annual draft total of 20 usually simmers down to seven or less, and I anticipate that there are about that many on our present list who should make us good material for next fall." The Packers won't have to worry about preparing for an All-Star game this summer. The Chicago Bears can do that, and can attempt to crack the lengthening jinx which decrees that no National league champion can emerge from the Chicago stadium struggle and successfully hold its crown. The Packers can dig right into their league schedule, aiming to recapture, against the strongest opposition, the title which slipped from their grasp in 1940. While on the coast Lambeau dropped into to see the Los Angeles Bulldogs play the Hollywood Bears for the Pacific Coast league championship, a bitter fight which the Bulldogs won, 16 to 14. "Bears had the better personnel," quoth Curly, "but they lacked the Bulldogs' will to win."
BIG PASSING, DEFENSIVE STAR IS ED HEFFERNAN OF ST. MARY
JAN 23 (St. Mary's College, CA) - A forward passing halfback who ranked among the best in the nation during 1940 may appear with the Green Bay Packers next fall, if Ed Heffernan of St. Mary's college comes to terms with the National league team's management. Heffernan played left halfback for the St. Mary's varsity during the past three years, and participated in better than 40 minutes of play during every game he played during that period...THREW NINE IN ROW: There have been many highlights in his career. The first came when he was a sophomore, and threw nine straight strikes against the Santa Clara varsity to defeat the Broncos for the first time in three years. His major performance was reserved for last season, when as captain of the St. Mary team he hurled the winning touchdown pass against Fordham at New York, pegging the ball while on the dead run...MAKES HONOR ROLL: Heffernan's kicking has been average, but his blocking and defensive play have been far above that standard. Aside from playing football, he has been on the college honor roll every year since he entered, and next June will receive a degree in bachelor of science and economics of business administration. Heffernan is regarded by Coach Norman (Red) Strader as one of the greatest backs to graduate from St. Mary in a long time. He weighs 190 pounds, measures an even six feet in height and is 20 years old. As a prep player he starred with Bakersfield High school in California, winning all-state honors.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS INCREASE CAPITAL STOCK TO $30,000
JAN 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.
DURABLE ED FRUTIG POPULAR MEMBER OF MICHIGAN TEAM
JAN 24 (Ann Arbor, MI) - If Ed Frutig, crack University of Michigan wingman, signs this season with the Green Bay Packers, that National league eleven will possess one of the greatest ends in 1940 collegiate football. Only 21 years old, measuring six feet one inch, and weighing 185 pounds, Frutig has made a name for himself as equal to any of Michigan's famous flankers. During his senior year he received 12 forward passes for 181 yards, intercepted one toss for a 26-yard return, scored three touchdowns and blocked six punts. On at least four occasions punts blocked by Frutig came a crucial times in the game and were followed immediately by Michigan touchdowns. Scholastically, he switched from physical education to journalism at the end of his sophomore year...MILD PREP CAREER: After what has been termed a "mediocre" career as an end on the River Rouge, Michigan, high school football team, Frutig entered Michigan and reported for the freshmen football team. His height and weight weren't of the quality necessary for college football, the coaches believed, and they failed to recognize his ability, not even giving him numerals. As a freshman footballer he was a member of the physical education squad that numbered but 15 players. Undaunted, Ed reported for the varsity the next fall and again failed to make the grade because he still was too small and light for college football. Although he possessed a great competitive spirit, the coaching staff didn't feel that this would offset what he lacked physically. Again as a junior he reported for the football team after having made splendid showings in the previous spring drills, and for the first part of the season got but slightly more attention than had been accorded him previously. However, near midseason he broke into the lineup and his stellar play both on offense and defense won him a starting berth which he never relinquished. His uncanny talent for snaring pases under difficult circumstances and brilliant defensive play made him a valuable asset to the team. At the conclusion of his junior year he was further honored by being selected on numerous all conference teams...BOTHERED BY INJURY: At this juncture, when scholastically he should have been a senior, Frutig still had two years of competition under the Big Ten eligibility rules. From the beginning of the season he was regarded as one of the finest flankers in the league and certainly lived up to that reputation throughout the season. Despite an injury which forced him out of the last two games, Frutig repeated on many of the mythical conference honor teams. He was regarded as one of the best pass receivers and finest defensive players since the immortal Bernie Oosterbaan, who incidentally is his present mentor. He was overshadowed somewhat during his last year of eligibility because of the presence of Tom Harmon, who garnered all the press notices for his excellent play. Despite the fact that Harmon stole the spotlight, Frutig nevertheless was one of the finest players in the Michigan lineup. His remarkable personality and quick wit made him one of the most popular players on the team, both with the coaches and the players. This, his senior year, climaxed one of the most amazing success stories ever written into the Michigan gridiron books. At the conclusion of the season he was chosen one of the best ends in the Midwest and received recognition on many all-American teams. He was one of the most durable players on the team and in at least five contests went the entire 60 minutes.
FINEST END OF COAST, TITLE GIVEN TELESMANIC OF S.F.U
JAN 24 (San Francisco) - When the Green Bay Packers launch their drills for the 1941 football season late next summer, West Coast fans will not be surprised if rangy Bill Telesmanic, University of San Francisco end, is among those present. They will be less surprised if this same individual remains as a member of the National league squad throughout the season. Telesmanic has sold himself thoroughly to the area which sent Packer Russell Letlow to the Packers...FINEST END ON COAST: During the 1940 season he proved to be the finest end on the Pacific coast. He is a personable young man with a lot of hustle and plenty of will to win. In addition to being a football player of outstanding ability, he is an excellent first baseman on the baseball team, and a good basketball player, where he stars at center. Receiving the unanimous vote of his teammates at the end of last season, Telesmanic was voted the coveted Boyle Loyalty medal, gift of William S. Boyd, San Francisco '07, presented annually to the U.S.F. football player who by his conduct on the field has been the source of most inspiration to his mates. Telesmanic goes well over 200 pounds in weight, and is a famous pass receiver. He has indicated that he is willing to play professional football. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers was given a tip on his ability from Green Bay guard Letlow, who never played with Telesmanic but is familiar with the end's accomplishments.
LARGEST BACK ON HOLY CROSS SQUAD IS GREEN BAY DRAFTEE
JAN 28 (Worcester, MA) - Pounding through his third consecutive football season for Holy Cross university last fall was 215-pound Bruno Malinowski, drawn by the Green Bay Packers on their 1941 draft list. Malinowski has not signified his intentions towards a professional football career, but his friends and fans think he is an outstanding prospect, from the standpoint of physical power alone. He stands two inches above six feet, and packs his 215 pounds on a hefty frame...LARGEST ON SQUAD: Malinowski was the largest back on the Holy Cross squad last fall, and one of the most effective. Possessing big, powerful legs, he was difficult to tackle, and a strong punter. He kicked with the left foot, and was one of the best long distance boosters in college circles during 1940. He also played right field on the varsity baseball team. Holy Cross rode through a tough schedule, which included games with Louisiana State, Carnegie Tech, New York university, Brown, Colgate, Mississippi, Temple, Manhattan and Boston college.
RED SMITH SIGNS TO MANAGE BLUEJAY BASEBALL SQUAD
JAN 29 (Green Bay) - Announcement that Richard (Red) Smith, assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers, will manage the Green Bay baseball Bluejays next spring and summer was made today by Bobby Lynch, Community Baseball Association president, shortly after Smith signed his contract in the office of Meyer Cohen, association secretary. The action in signing Smith, Lynch said, followed
a meeting of the board of directors at the Beaumont hotel
yesterday afternoon. Selection was unanimous, the ballot
being taken by roll call. Smith, one of the best known
athletic figures in Green Bay, who has appeared with Green
Bay teams and against them for nearly two decades, takes
the helm of the daily baseball club at a time when it is
preparing to launch its second season in the Wisconsin
State league. Back in the early 1920s Red broke into 
baseball with Appleton of the old State league. He attended
Lawrence college one year and then went to the University
of Notre Dame, where he starred in football and baseball.
He caught for the Irish in 1925 and 1926 and the latter
season was signed by New York Giants. He sat on the
Giants' bench during the summer of 1926, protecting his
college eligibility by not competing, and the following spring
he captained the Notre Dame diamond squad...OPTIONED
TO MONTREAL: From that time on, his baseball career has
been typical of the organized ball player-manager, involving
participation in several leagues and with a number of 
teams. The Giants optioned him in 1928 to Montreal of the
International league​, and in 1929 he was back in the big
time, backstopping for the Boston Braves. There was a 
collegiate interlude in 1930, when Smith coached the
Georgetown university team to a national intercollegiate championship. The next year he was athletic director at Seton Hall, South Orange, N.J. He coached football and baseball, his diamond team winning 14 games out of 18. Then in 1933, Red came back to Wisconsin. He joined the staff of the state university as assistant football coach, playing on the side with the semi-professional Madison Blues. He remained at that post until 1936, when he became a member of the Milwaukee Brewer organization, an affiliation he has maintained ever since...TOOK LEAGUE CROWN: Milwaukee sent him to Hopkinsville in 1936, and he piloted that Kitty league team to second place. Part of the same season was spent at Fieldale, Va. In 1938 he was back at Hopkinsville, and his boys knocked off the league championship. He served as coach with the Brewers all during 1939, handling the Milwaukee farm system, and last season he devoted his entire attention to the latter assignment. Up to the present time, Green Bay has known him best for his tireless work as Packer line coach, a position he has held with success since 1936. He played with the younger Packer team in 1927 and 1929.
PACKER TACKLE DRAFTEE CALLED BEST IN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE
JAN 30 (College Station, TX) - Ernest Woodrow Pannell, Texas Aggie tackle who was drafted by Green Bay, is probably the greatest tackle to ever come out of the Southwest conference. Pannell, who was educated in an orphan's high school near Corsicana, Tex., never has received the national fame that he should have, according to his coaches. Before coming to Texas A. and M., he attended John Tarleton Junior college at Stephenville, Tex., where he was an all-conference player. As a sophomore at A. and M., "Ernie", as he is called by his mates, made the starting eleven. Joe Boyd, who was playing the other tackle, was selected as the all-conference tackle that season, but Pannell was just as valuable. In 1939 Boyd was selected as an All-America and Pannell had to be satisfied with being just all-conference, but Aggie coaches all agree that Pannell was by far the best tackle. In the Sugar bowl game in which the Aggies beat Tulane, Pannell found himself on the same field with two All-America tackles, Boyd, his mate, and McCullam of Tulane. Ernie made both of them look like high schoolers in comparison that afternoon. Ernie had the misfortune to come along a year behind Boyd. Boyd was being boomed for top honors and as he wore  number 54, and Pannell wore number 54, Boyd was given much credit that should have gone to Pannell. The numbers were too conflicting. This six-foot, two-inch lad weighs 220 pounds, and his line coach Bill James rates him as the best tackle he has ever coached or ever seen and Bill has coached several all-Americans. In high school Pannell made the all-district team two years and was captain his last season. He is majoring in animal husbandry and will received his degree in June. His hobbies are hunting and fishing and playing the tuba...WINS TRACK NUMERAL: Entering A. and M. at mid-term in 1937, Pannell won a freshman track numeral and came back that fall to pick up his freshman numeral in football, and from then on he confined his athletics to football. It might be said for record that John Kimbrough's power drives were over Pannell's tackle, and all of his mates will tell anyone that Pannell was the best blocker in the line. On defense he was played on the right tackle where he was instructed to hold back for reserves, and in this role he was not spectacular but highly efficient. In the Aggie defense the left defensive tackle was the charging man. The Aggies ran their plays mostly to the left, and Pannell played the left tackle on offense. Homer Norton, head mentor of the Cadets, says that Pannell should go far in professional football.
LAYDEN NEW PRO FOOTBALL CZAR
FEB 4 (Chicago) - Elmer Layden, Notre Dame's second Rockne, traded the uncertainties of his coaching profession today for a five year contract as commissioner of the NFL at an annual salary of $20,000. In his seven years as athletic director and head coach at Notre Dame, Layden recaptured the football glory Knute Rockne had achieved for his little school at South Bend, Ind. But like Rock, Layden is a family man - with a wife and four children - and their security influenced his decision to abandon a highly successful coaching career at its peak. "I owe everything to Notre Dame," Layden said. "But the future welfare of my family is my uppermost thought. The salary and a long term contract naturally figure in my plans for the future."...HAS LAST WORD: As National league commissioner Layden will have powers never before placed in the hands of any football official. His will be the last word in all league matters and the eight club owners expect him to rule their sport with the same mailed fist Kenesaw Mountain Landis flaunts over baseball. A majority of the league's club owners agreed to Layden's selection Saturday. Monday, Layden conferred with Notre Dame's president, The Rev. J. Hugh O'Donnell, to sever his connection with his alma mater. During the first week in April, the club owners officially will confirm his appointment as commissioner at their annual spring meeting at Chicago. The move was so sudden Notre Dame officials have had no time to consider candidates for Layden's position...CONFERRED WITH OWNERS: Only three weeks ago league owners voted to elect a commissioner. The job first was offered to Arch Ward, Chicago sport editor, who turned down a 10-year contract. Ward, a great friend of Notre Dame, conferred at length with the owners during the January session and may have suggested Layden as a substitute candidate. "I regret leaving Notre Dame," Layden said. "Everyone there has been fine to me as a student, player and coach. Father O'Donnell was very sympathetic when I first told him about the pro football offer. I don't have a kick in the world. I believe in the future of pro football. My contacts with National league owners revealed as lot about their business I, as a college coach, never before understood. They have the welfare of the college boys at heart and I'll do all I can to promote that interest."...PLANS NEW OFFICE: Layden said he will remain at Notre Dame "for some time" to straighten out his personal business. He said he will make his headquarters in some National league city, probably Chicago. The league's publicity headquarters, with divisions now in both New York and Chicago, will be established in Layden's office. As a player Layden was much like Rockne - undersized but fast and determined. He was Rockne's "splinter fullback" in Notre Dame's immortal Four Horsemen backfield which included Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller and Jim Crowley. He broke into coaching at Loras College, Dubuque, Ia., in 1925, handled Duquesne football for seven years and moved on to Notre Dame Dec. 9, 1933, when Irish grid fortunes were at their lowers ebb since Rockne first had lifted them to prominence. In seven seasons under Layden, Notre Dame won 47 games, lost 13 and tied three. In 1938 the Irish won eight and lost one, the best record since Rockne's death. Last season, the Irish appeared overrated but won seven of nine games. "Saturday afternoon," mused Layden, "will be mighty lonely come next fall. I haven't had a fall Saturday off since my prep school days - way back when."
LAYDEN MEANS NOTHING TO AMERICAN PRO LOOP
FEB 4 (Columbus) - William D. Griffith, president of the AFL, said last night his loop "objects to calling Elmer Layden commissioner of professional football." "As far was we're concerned, Layden is just an employee of the National league," he said. "Not a single official of the American league was approached concerning the idea of a football commissioner. Officials of the Pacific league and many other minor leagues were not contacted. When Kenesaw Landis was named baseball commissioner, representatives of all baseball clubs were called together and the naming of Landis was approved by all professional baseball officials. But now the officials of the National league name a 'czar.' He means nothing to us." The American league is composed of football teams representing New York, Columbus, Milwaukee, Boston, Cincinnati and Boston.
IT'S NEWS TO STORCK; HE WITHHOLDS STATEMENT
FEB 4 (Dayton) - President Carl L. Storck of the NFL said today that the appointment of Elmer Layden, Notre Dame football coach, as league commissioner was "all news to me". Storck described Layden as "a grand fellow and a fine football character," but said he would make no comment about the league's newly-created post until the group's annual meeting in April. Layden was chosen commissioner by a majority of club owners who said Storck's office would be unaffected by their action.
HEIMENZ, NORTHWESTERN'S MOST VALUABLE, DRAFTED BY PACKERS
FEB 4 (Evanston, IL) - Paul Hiemenz, Buffalo's contribution to Northwestern university's football team, climaxed a brilliant career when he was selected by his teammates as the most valuable player on the 1940 squad. Since then he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Hiemenz rose from a substitute's role as a sophomore and junior to rank as one of the nation's outstanding centers in 1940. He was a unanimous selection for all-conference center and was picked on the Hearst All-American team...1940 CINDERELLA BOY: Hiemenz proved to be the Cinderella boy of the 1940 Wildcat eleven. His fighting spirit which overcame physical shortcomings - he weighed only 178 pounds - proved contagious and is credited as the inspiration for much of the dash which characterized the Wildcats' play. Hiemenz played barely enough in his first two tries to qualify for his letter. During that period he served as understudy for Johnny Haman, a 60-minute player. In the first 1940 conference game, against Ohio State, he intercepted one of Don Scott's passes to set the stage for Northwestern's touchdown drive which resulted in a 6 to 3 victory...HURT IN BADGER TILT: Twice injured in the Wisconsin game on the following Saturday, he refused to leave the field and played 55 minutes. He played out the full game against both Minnesota and MIchigan. While excelling as an offensive player he attained stardom from his brilliant defensive performance. Hiemenz is a senior in the engineering school where he is majoring in industrial engineering.
NO PRO CAREER
FEB 13 (Evanston, IL) - Paul Hiemenz, center on Northwestern university's football team last fall, who was selected as the Wildcats' most valuable player and later was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, said today that he definitely has turned down the Packers' offer to play professional football. Hiemenz plans to follow a career in industrial engineering, in which he majored at Northwestern.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS TO KEEP GRID FRANCHISE
FEB 15 (Milwaukee) - There is little chance that the Milwaukee Chiefs of the AFL will be moved to another city, it was indicated yesterday by W.D. Griffith, Columbus, Ohio, league president. Griffith was here to study the financial problems confronting the Chiefs. The Milwaukee County Athletic association, organized by the American Legion, is campaigning for the sale of $18,000 in stock for the Chiefs.
DELL LYMAN OUGHT TO BE GREAT ADDITION TO GREEN BAY ELEVEN
FEB 20 (Los Angeles) - Among the U.C.L.A. football players who may play on professional gridirons following graduation next spring is Dell Lyman, who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Lyman was a regular left tackle until appendicitis sent him to the hospital in the last half of the 1940 season. He apparently has wholly recovered, and should be in fine physical condition if he chooses to continue playing postgraduate football. Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers picked out a young giant when he chose Dell Lyman. Although only 22 years of age, he weighs 215 pounds and stands six feet, two inches. Lyman won his first letter as a sophomore. During his junior year, in 1939, he played a total of 385 minutes, which is indicative of his worth to the team...REPLACES ERNIE HILL: The veteran Ernie Hill played the same position and was Dell's competitor for a while. By the middle of the 1939 season, however, it was Dell who drew the starting assignments. There is plenty of speed in Lyman's powerful legs, and he uses it to great advantage. He is an accurate and serious blocker, and remains steady on defense. An aggressive player, he has plenty of pep and always has been regarded as a spark plug in football. Lyman's home is in Los Angeles, where he attended Fairfax High school.
LAMBEAU RETURNS
FEB 25 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers has returned from an extended western trip on which he left contracts with several players. Prospective Packers were interviewed in California, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Word from some of them is expected here daily, the coach said this morning.
KICKOFF RALLY PLANNED BY MILWAUKEE CHIEFS
FEB 28 (Milwaukee) - A kickoff rally for the Milwaukee Chiefs AFL team will be held tonight at the Wisconsin hotel. W.D. Griffith, of Columbus, O., league president, Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon, Gov. Heil and Mayor Ziedler are on the program sponsored to create interest in the Chiefs. Moving pictures of three Chiefs' games will be shown.
LAMBEAU BACK; THINGS HUMMING AGAIN IN PACKER COACH'S OFFICE
MAR 1 (Green Bay) - Things are beginning to hum again in Room 405 of the Northern building. The boss is back. Room 405 is the sanctum of E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, high priest of the Green Bay Packers. He returned this week from some extensive window shopping in the West. Word concerning his football acquisitions can be expected any day. Curly's itinerary on his western jaunt looks something like what might have mapped by the late General Coxey. Besides spending considerable time in California, he made stops for interviews with prospective Packers in Arizona, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. In California he personally contacted all the Green Bay coast draftees with the exception of Tony Canadeo, who was too far north at Gonzaga university in Spokane, Wash...MUCH MAY COME: About Canadeo, he heard the most favorable comment. Correspondence is being carried on, and it looks very much as if Boxer Savvy's "little brother" will be here in the fall. For the rest, well, here is a conservative hint of what may come: Remember Ambrose Schindler of Southern California? He was on last year's Packer draft list, but passed up professional football to coach at Glendale High school. Now he is not sure that he did the right thing. The former Trojan quarterback has withheld any definite decision regarding next fall, but Curly - who seldom goes out on a limb on such matters  - reports a "good possibility" that Schindler will sign. Schindler was the hot shot of the All Stars' attack against the Packers at Chicago last Aug. 29. He played fullback in the Notre Dame system that was employed, and at the conclusion of the game was picked by the sportswriters present as the most valuable of the collegians. This "most valuable" citation is no hollow honor. The caliber of player it typifies is represented by Cecil Isbell, who won the award in 1938, and Bill Osmanski, the scribes' choice in 1939. With the Packers, Schindler would play the tailback position and would be given some signal calling assignments. He is 23 years old, weighs 185 pounds in playing condition, and is 5 feet 9 inches tall. Does Curly want him? He does...BIG TACKLE LOOMS: Right in the city of Los Angeles Lambeau took stock of a husky tackle, one Dell Lyman of U.C.L.A. Weighing 215 pounds and standing 6 feet 2, this husky possesses the ideal build for a postgraduate tackle. In view of the fact that tackles are among the most sought after players in the National league scheme of things, Lyman would be a handy man to have around. Lyman was married while Curly was on the coast, but he found time to talk about the future as it concerned professional football. An agreement was reached before the Green Bay coach departed, and a signed contract is expected. In fact the society page story about the Lymans' marriage stated that "in the fall they will go to Wisconsin." Then there was Ed Heffernan, St. Mary's forward passing star, Bill Telesmanic, the San Francisco university end, and more than a smattering of worthies from schools in the other states visited. Among the latter were Herman Rohrig of Nebraska, John Freiberger of Arkansas, Ernest Pannell of Texas A. and M., and others - plenty of others. It might be politic to dwell for a minute upon Rohrig. So much was written about Clark Shaughnessy's "T" formation that Rose Bowl stories had to be read twice before anything else made an impression. Cutting deep among the impressions made in those second readings was Nebraska's Herman Rohrig...BEST ON FIELD: Lambeau observed that Rohrig was the best punter, passer and placekicker on the field Rose Bowl day. He can run besides. It was not mere chance that directed the coach's eyes toward the Nebraska star when Stanford was cutting most of the capers. Link Lyman, the former Chicago Bear who serves as line coach for the Cornhuskers, had recommended Rohrig as Nebraska's outstanding backfield pro prospect. He is built something like Schindler. In fact, his playing dimensions are the same. But he is one year younger. Rohrig is almost certain to become a roaring Packers. One thing may slow him up. He has a low draft number.
GRIFFITH SPEAKS AT CHIEF'S RALLY
MAR 1 (Milwaukee) - W.D. Griffith, 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.
VAN EVERY, PACKERS' ACE, GETS DRAFT NOTICE
MAR 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.
​PASKVAN DENIES HE HAS ENLISTED IN NAVAL RESERVE
MAR 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.
ROHRIG, LYMAN ARE SIGNED UP BY COACH LAMBEAU
MAR 8 (Green Bay) - Signing of two draftees, the first visible step toward acquiring manpower for the Green Bay Packers in the 1941 NFL campaign, was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The contracts are those of Herman Rohrig, Nebraska back, and Del Lyman, tackle 
from U.C.L.A. Both, according to the Green Bay mentor, 
show good prospects of making good in the professional
sport. Lambeau acquired the rights to 20 players in the
1940 draft, and reports progress in negotiating with most 
of them. Several have not yet decided whether to continue
playing football after leaving the collegiate ranks...ROSE
BOWL STAR: Rohrig, a three-year varsity back at Nebraska,
was outstanding Cornhusker in the Rose Bowl game
against Stanford. He was the squad's best punter, passer
and placekicker. Lambeau calls him a "Monnett type" with
the added assets of passing and kicking. Bobby Monnett,
one of the most famous and greatest of all Packers, was a
small man as football players go. Rohrig is also small,
being five feet nine and weighing 185 pounds, but this
apparently has not been much in the way of a handicap. He
is 22 years of age. When interviewed by Lambeau, Rohrig
was enthusiastic about the professional game, and said
he was anxious to land a spot on the Packer outfit. Rohrig
won't be quite finished with his academic work when 
classes are dismissed this June, and he plans to return at
the second semester in '42 to complete the requirements
for his degree. He will be married this spring. Lyman, the
other player drafted, was a regular left tackle on the UCLA
eleven until appendicitis cut his career short in the last half
of the 1940 season. Now fully recovered, he is anxious to
try the professional sport...VERY HUSKY SPECIMEN: 
Although only 22 years old, Lyman weighs 215 pounds, 
and stands over six feet. Lyman won his first letter during his sophomore year. The next season he played a total of 375 minutes. For a while the veteran Ernie Hill played the same position and Dell was cast in the role of competitor. By the middle of the 1939 season, it was Del who drew the starting assignments. An aggressive player, accurate in blocking and steady on defense, Lyman was regarded as the sparkplug of the UCLA team. His home is in Los Angeles, where he attended Fairfax High school. He was married recently. Lambeau is continuing his contacts with the drafted players and with the veterans of the Packer team. With two contracts as a start, he indicates that further announcements of signed players will be coming regularly.
GRID COACH CURLY LAMBEAU, LIKE TAXES, APPEARS TO GO ON AND ON
MAR 11 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau is at it again. Or, to be strictly truthful, he's still at it. The most successful figure in professional football (that means in the whole world by the way) is in the midst of building another Green Bay Packer team. Monday noon, as speaker for the Kiwanis club at the Hotel Northland, Lambeau made his first speaking appearance of the year. He passed out a few hints on what can be expected next pigskin season, and followed this up by having Otto Stiller show his motion picture record of important happenings in 1940. Elmer Layden, the Green Bay mentor believes, is going to be eminently successful in the newly-created post of NFL commissioner. "I'm for him 100 percent," Lambeau declared of the former Notre Dame coach. "Layden will go a long way toward correcting many evils that still exist in professional football. He will be a big help to the lads just coming out of college, many of whom have a hazy knowledge of the professional game." The press of the midwest and east keeps the public well informed about graduate football, but this is not true in many sections of the south and west, Lambeau pointed out. As a result, promoters of professional teams in those sections often cause trouble for players still in college...THAT FINISHES THEM: "Promoters often induce college men to play a game of professional football. They may still be eligible for college competition in some sport, but once they play for pay they are through. With Layden as commission," Lambeau continued, "the NFL will do all it can to stamp out this evil. Activities such as this give the professional sport in general a black eye so far as the public is concerned, and we want it stopped." Lambeau has great confidence in Layden. He pointed to his record at Notre Dame as that of a commendable coach and citizen. The army, said the coach, won't cause the Packers too much trouble. Sure, some will be drafted, but the roster is going to be heavily loaded with talent to offset any losses...MORE THAN USUAL: "We are contacting about 30 more than usual," he informed the Kiwanians. "That will give us at least seven prospects for every position. All appear to have possibilities as professional football players, and should leave us well prepared to face the season." Green Bay finished 1940 with 35 men. These, still the property of the Packers, plus the drafted men and others approached, will give Lambeau a list of 75 to 80 from which to draw. One valuable player, Lambeau admitted, probably will be in an army camp soon. He had a low draft number, he is unmarried, and there can't be any doubt of his physical and mental fitness. He is Hal Van Every. "If the army calls him, we'll keep out hands off," the coach commented...WAS GREAT PLAYER: Loss of Van Every, the great Minnesota halfback, would lave quite a hole to fill. He caught on fast and performed brilliantly last season, and Lambeau is as much a patriot as the next man and won't do any crying. And then, too, Curly is recruiting a mighty little army himself. It's possible that another Van Every, or at least one or more nearly as good, will be discovered in the process. "With that one exception, we seem to be fortunate from our own selfish standpoint. Most of those who aren't married, have high draft numbers and are not likely to be called for quite some time." Those on the Packers' own National league draft list have generally high numbers. One, William Telesmanic of San Francisco, was below the minimum of 21 when army registration took place last fall...SHOWN FIRST TIME: Otto Stiller's motion pictures, shown publicly for the first time, provoked much interest. Many of the shots were in semi-slow motion, and several of the more spectacular plays were run over again. Shown first were pictures of the Packers' brilliant victory over the College All-Stars last season. Shots from some of the games showed violations that were not called by the officials, and others revealed the means either the Packers or their opponents employed in making spectacular gains.
RUSS WINNIE DECLARES HIMSELF IMPARTIAL PACKERS' FOLLOWER
MAR 14 (Green Bay) - "I'm impartial toward the Packers - just like the president is impartial toward Britain," Russ Winnie, noted radio personality and broadcaster of Packer games for many years, told about 200 members of the Green Bay Traffic club last evening. "I wonder if you realize what a great job the Packers are doing in selling Green Bay, not only in the state but outside the state," he commented, and related how a filling station attendant in a little Texas town, noting his Wisconsin plates, asked: "Are you from Green Bay - where the Packers come from?" When traveling, the Packers are a credit to Green Bay by their behavior, he declared, noting that comment about the hotels where they stayed always was that they would be welcomed back....BASKETBALL IS EASY: Basketball is the easiest game to broadcast, he declared. In basketball, he explained, the action is fast, requiring rapid speech, but the number of players is small, substitutions relatively few, and either a score is made or it isn't. The broadcaster is close to the action, and can follow it easily. Baseball, at the other extreme, required much "filling in" because of the slowness of the play. He elicited much laughter by "confessing" how broadcasters fill in a skeleton report when the teams are playing out of town. Football is still more difficult, he said, because of the large field, and the necessity of watching the yard lines as well as the play. Accuracy demands, he said, keeping the listener informed where the ball is, who carried it, how far and by what method, and who made the tackle. Since officials see things that the spectators can't, it is frequently necessary for the broadcaster to retract a glowing account of a play, because it has been called back...FINDS HIMSELF WONDERING: "And, even though I'm familiar with the problem, when I listen to a football broadcast I find myself wondering, just as you must, 'Why doesn't that big monkey use his eyes?' he admitted. His list of exciting games, he said, was headed by Wisconsin's defeat of Purdue in the last six seconds of play last fall, and the Packers' defeat of the Bears in the last three minutes of play a few seasons before. As a finale to his talk, he recreated the broadcast of the last three plays that turned apparent defeat into a Green Bay victory.
DON HUTSON IS SIGNED TO PLAY WITH PACKERS IN 1941
MAR 15 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, often called the greatest pass grabbing end of all time, has signed another contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau stated today. It will be the former Alabama star's seventh year in a Packer uniform. He came here in 1935 after a brilliant collegiate career, including a leading role with the Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl game, and it didn't take him long to make the grade in the professional ranks. Hutson's first appearance against the Chicago Bears gave fans the idea of his ability. Catching a long forward pass from Arnold Herber, he outraced a couple of Bruin backs to the end zone for the only touchdown of a bitterly contested game. Ever since then, the famous Hutson has been chalking up touchdowns with regularity for the Green Bay eleven. In his seven years as a Packer, he has scored 46 touchdowns, and in addition marked up 21 points on conversions for a grand total of 297 points. Hutson ranks third on the Packers' all-time scoring list. He is topped only by Clarke Hinkle, with 334 points in nine seasons, and by Verne Lewellen, who scored 301 points in nine years...LEADING POINT GETTER: In 1940, the Packer end was the leading point-getter in the NFL with 57 points. He made seven touchdowns and 15 extra points. Other leading scorers during the season were Drake, of Cleveland, with 56 points; Todd, Washington, 54; Parker, Brooklyn, 49; and Clarke Hinkle, of the Packers, 48. Hutson probably is the most feared player in the National league. He is poison to all opponents. Many coaches put two players on him, but his speed coupled with a deceptive change of pace enables the fleet end to run them ragged. He is a superb faker, and frequently he muddles up the defense of the opposition, enabling some other Packer receiver to break into the clear and snag an overhead toss without a hand being laid on him. During the 1940 season, Hutson snagged 45 forward passes for a total gain of 664 yards...LIKED BY ALL: For the past several seasons, Hutson has been close to a unanimous choice for an end position on all of the All-America NFL selections. Hutson will be 28 years old this summer. He was born at Pine Bluff, Ark., and has a younger pair of twin brothers who will be varsity football candidates at Alabama this fall. He is married and the father of one daughter. Huston is the third player to be signed by Coach Lambeau for the 1941 team.
2 PACKER PLAYERS PLAN BOWLING SETUP
MAR 15 (Green Bay) - A 20-alley bowling establishment with all the modern refinements will be provided Green Bay tenpin addicts by two well-known Packers, Donald Hutson and Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg. The veterans of gridiron warfare have formed Packers Pladium, Inc., they announced today. A 10-year lease with an option to renew has been obtained on the building at 114 N. Adams street, occupied by Green Bay Motors, Inc., and owned by William Lucia. The opening is scheduled for about Aug. 1. In another announcement today, Coach E.L. Lambeau said that Hutson has signed a contract to play with the Packers in 1941. Commenting on this, Hutson stated that he has set up permanent residence in Green Bay with his wife and small daughter. He has sold his cleaning and pressing business in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Articles of incorporation for Packers Pladium, Inc., have been certified by Fred R. Zimmerman, secretary of state, and filed at the office of Rigney L. Dwyer, Brown country register of deeds. The new corporation lists capital stock of $75,000 in share of $100 par value...HUTSON IS PRESIDENT: Hutson is president of the corporation, and is to act as manager of the business. Goldenberg is secretary-treasurer. They are the sole owners, they stated. Ten alleys are to be installed on each of the two floors. Latest-design bowling equipment of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender company will run close to $40,000, and about another $10,000 will be expended on a bar and cocktail lounge. Toilet facilities, a powder room for woman bowlers, lockers, checkroom and showers are also contemplated. Bowling 12 months of the year will be made possible through air conditioning. Although league bowling will be encouraged several alleys are to be reserved for open play.
NEW STOCKHOLDERS TAKE HAND IN CHIEFS' DRIVE
MAR 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.
NATIONAL LEAGUE'S ANNUAL GRID MEET PLANNED APRIL 4-6
MAR 29 (Dayton) - The playing schedule will be adopted and three executive committeemen elected at the NFL's regular annual meeting April 4-6 at the Palmer House, Chicago, President Carl L. Storck announced today. The playing schedule for the 55-game championship seasons has been prepared by Storck after several weeks of shifting dates. The president also arranged the 1940 schedule. Prior to that time club owners worked out the schedule during the annual meeting, which often resulted in long, hectic wrangling for choice dates. The three new committeemen will take the places of Charles W. Bidwill, Chicago Cardinals; Lee H. Joannes, Green Bay Packers; and Bert Bell, Philadelphia. The incoming executive committeemen will serve two years.
CHIEFS GET CASH
MAR 31 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs appear certain to retain their franchise in the American football league. A total of $14,000 of a goal of $18,000 needed to put the team on a sound financial basis has been pledged, Coach Tiny Cahoon said.
PACKERS WANT TO PLAY THREE GAMES IN MILWAUKEE NEXT FALL
APR 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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
APR 3 (Green Bay) - There will be no important changes in NFL rules in 1941, according to advance dope on the rule committee meeting, scheduled for Chicago tomorrow as preliminary to the league's annual meeting, which starts Saturday. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers, Bert Bell of the Philadelphia Eagles, Steve Owen of New York and George Halas of the Chicago Bears make up to the committee. They are believed to be of the opinion that "we have a good game now. Let's let it alone." In fact, the current trend seems to indicate that collegiate rules are swinging over to the professional side, rather than that the latter are being altered. The colleges next fall will permit a substitute to communicate immediately after his entrance into the game, and will allow the ball to be handed forward behind the offensive scrimmage line - two rules popularized by the pros. Should any changes be suggested and favored, they will develop slowly and with the consideration of the public foremost. The rules men don't want to spoil a good game. The schedule will be drafted this weekend, and undoubtedly the selection of Elmer Layden as league commissioner will be approved. Just what will be done with Carl Storck, league president, no one has stated. He may be retained as president-treasurer. He's been part of the league organization for a good many years, and a group of officials favors keeping him. As to the schedule itself - certain members of the league will try to have a 12-game schedule adopted. Under that arrangement each team would play the usual home and home series in its own division, and would meet four opponents from the other division. This proposition is by no means in the bag, and may be flattened. Should it win adoption, the Green Bay Packers would play four games annually at City stadium and three in Milwaukee. The fate of the 12-game schedule seems uncertain, mostly because of the baseball setups in several cities. NFL teams which play in baseball parks frequently find them occupied until late in September or early October. Coach Curly feels that Packer fans in the southern part of the state must be considered in the scheduling of games, just as those in the north deserve consideration. "I recently completed an extensive tour of Southern Wisconsin communities on a speaking engagement," he said, "and again was amazed at the deep-rooted loyalty to the Packers which exists everywhere. We need the support of these fans from the south, and if the state retains its present interest, I can say positively that Green Bay will be in the National league for a long, long time. The city of Green Bay, itself, however, always must be considered first." There is just a possibility that if the 12-game schedule is turned down, that the Packers' 1941 schedule would include three games at City stadium, three at Milwaukee and an exhibition contest with the New York Giants here. Under that arrangement, the Giants' game would be substituted for one of the lesser drawing games at City stadium - but it all depends upon which type of schedule is adopted. If the schedule is divided that way, 1941 opponents of the Packers at City stadium would be the Giants, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and possibly Pittsburgh. Milwaukee games would involve Brooklyn, the Chicago Cardinals and Cleveland.
EAGLES, STEELERS PLAN SWAP OF PRO FOOTBALL FRANCHISES
APR 3 (Chicago) - Owners of NFL clubs sat down today to a lot of big business, to wit: Eight proposed rule changes. Induction of their first commissioner, Elmer Layden. Approval of a Philadelphia-Pittsburgh swap of franchises and players; a new constitution; a 1941 schedule, that may be boosted from 11 games to 12 for each team...STORCK'S PLACE UNCERTAIN: The future of the position of president, held by Carl Storck. Some of these items, the rules changes especially, will be disposed of today, the others, including Layden's induction, at tomorrow's executive session. Bert Bell and Art Rooney, co-owners of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Alexis Thompson, Pittsburgh owner, supplied the pre-session fireworks last night when they announced they had swapped franchises by "mutual agreement" and for "mutual benefit." Bell said that no player trades were involved...MOVE ENTIRE SQUAD: Under terms of the agreement, Thompson will move his entire squad to Philadelphia, while Bell and Rooney will take their team to Pittsburgh. Thompson said he had not decided on a nickname for his Philadelphia club, while Rooney said that while he had made no decision on a name for Pittsburgh the team "may be called the Pirates." A four-fifths vote of the league is required to transfer or change ownership of a franchise, but it was learned that Bell and Thompson have been assured of a unanimous vote when the swap comes up for formal approval tomorrow or Saturday. The Detroit Lions also got into yesterday's picture by signing Milt Peipul, 1940 Notre Dame captain and fullback.
STORCK AVERS HE WILL FIGHT TO RETAIN JOB
APR 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.
LOOKING UP  IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
APR 5 (Green Bay) - Talked with George Paskvan, the Wisconsin howitzer who put on a demonstration of shot putting during the meet, and who ranks No. 1 on the football drat list of the Green Bay Packers. "Will I play with the Packers?" he said. "Well, I don't know. I'd have to be offered a lot more than I have so far. I haven't talked with Curly (Lambeau) lately."
STORCK QUITS; ASSAILS PRO LOOPS 'SABOTAGE'
APR 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."
ELMER LAYDEN GIVEN ABSOLUTE POWERS
APR 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.
TONY CANADEO, GONZAGA GHOST, IS SIGNED TO PACKER CONTRACT
MAY 7 (Green Bay) - Tony Canadeo, the "Grey Ghost of Gonzaga", brother of welterweight boxer Saviour Canadeo, has signed to play with the Green Bay Packers in 1941. Coach Curly Lambeau made the announcement today with a full measure of satisfaction, for the tough Canadeo, who plays either fullback or halfback, was rated one of the likeliest prospects in college football last fall. For three seasons he was a regular at Gonzaga. In addition to doing a yeoman duty on offense and defense, he developed a knack as a breakaway runner, and had several long touchdown jaunts to his credit, including a couple upward of 100 yards. Canadeo, who spots a prematurely grey head despite his youthful appearance, weighs 190 pounds and is built solidly. For his bulk, he is very fast, and his opponents have been loud in praise of his defensive abilities. All is all, he is rated an outstanding National league prospect, and he will report to the Packers when training season opens in August...COACH KEEPS BUSY: Coach Lambeau, who has been driving through an extensive speaking program covering every corner of the state, including a few excursions onto foreign soil, reports that Packer interest is reaching a new high peak throughout the area which the Green Bay pro team represents. Thursday night he is booked at Prairie du Chien, winding up his current tour, during which he has addressed 5,000 persons, or an average of 250 per meeting. The Prairie du Chien meeting will be a lettermen's banquet, and will be Lambeau's 28th public appearance since the first of the year. Other recent talks were given at Beloit and Eau Claire...GIANTS HERE SEPT. 23: Recent correspondence with the New York Giants, who play a non-league contest here Saturday night, Sept. 23, indicates that the Giants will arrive from their Duluth training quarters aboard two special trains. "We're looking for top flight competition in this contest," Lambeau commented. "Not only will it be the first appearance of New York at Green Bay in many seasons, but it will mark the final attempt of candidates and veterans on both teams to make secure their positions for 1941."
​BIG VIRGINIAN MAY PLAY BALL WITH PACKERS
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."
PACKER NOTES
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.
HANK BRUDER QUITS PROFESSIONAL BALL
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.
MANHATTAN JOB TO GANTENBEIN
JUN 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.
GEORGE SVENDSEN, GIANT CENTER, RETURNS FOR FIFTH SEASON WITH PACKERS IN 1941
JUN 21 (Green Bay) - Towering George Svendsen, who returned to the Green Bay Packers last fall after an absence of two years, has signed his contract for 1941, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. Few Packers need any less of an introduction to the team's fans than does 240-pound George, whose six feet four inches of height have backed up the Green Bay line during four professional seasons. Although his complete years of service total only four, it was nearly seven years ago that he joined the team and his 28 years stamp him as one of the real Packer veterans. Svendsen's entire professional career has been spent with the Packers. Three years ago he quit the game to coach at Antigo High school, and there he enjoyed success, but he tired of the prep game and in 1940 returned to the National league gridiron. Despite his layoff, he had a good season, teaming up with Charley Brock and Long Tom Greenfield in a highly effective pivot combine. George is married and lives in Minneapolis. He'll report to the Packers by Aug. 10, the date training starts...OLD GOPHER TRADITION: The Svendsen name has made a lot of football history at the University of Minnesota, which produced both George and his younger brother, Bud, former Packer center now with Brooklyn. There is a still younger brother, Eddie, who is an ensign in the United State navy. Coach Lambeau indicated that signatures on 1941 contracts may be expected regularly now, as the professional footballers make their plans for the fall season. No additional inroads by the national draft have been noted within recent weeks.
​SAVING OF $2.20 IS OFFERED PACKER FANS ON GRID TICKETS
JUN 27 (Green Bay) - FOOTBALL FEVER: Spike Spachmann, whose business is football all 'round the calendar as Packer ticket sales director, reports an added incentive for the purchase of season tickets. The year a saving of $2.20 will be effected on the four games. It never has run that high before. The same seat will be reserved for each contest. What's more, tickets are detachable from the book, allowing their use by friends if the original buyer cannot attend. The sale opened last week. Spike (even his best friends don't know that he was christened Emil) continues to find his summer recreation on the golf course. Early this week he was in a Maxwelton Braes group that included Don Hutson, footballer turned bowling magnate, and George Henry Sauer, the former Packer back who now coaches at Vermont. Spike had an 87 that day. Hutson shot an 83, Sauer a 92...SOCIETY STUFF: Ray Riddick, Packers' husky right end from Fordham, will become a blushing (?) bridegroom July 12. Marjorie Annice Haynes will take him for better or for worse at Matthew's Memorial church in Lowell, Mass. From other camps comes new that George Musso, Chicago Bears' perennial guard, is the father of a daughter. She has been named Linda. And another proud parent is Bill Fisk, Detroit Lions' end from Southern California. The Fisks' vest pocket edition is also a girl...Brand new college degrees were awarded to three well known professional football payers this month. Jim Poole, veteran New York Giants' end, received his at the Alabama commencement exercises. Frank Cope, also an oldtimer in the New York line, came up with one from Southern California. Cotton Price, Detroit's sensational 1940 rookie halfback, completed his requirements at Texas A. and M...Tom Harmon, the Michigan wonder boy who is on the Bears' draft list, may realize his much publicized radio ambition in Detroit. Reports from the coast are that George A. Richards is seriously considering Tom for sports announcing over station WJR. Richards owns the stations...George Strickler, former Chicago Tribune sports scribe recently named public relations director of the NFL, soon will visit Green Bay on his way north. "It's bass season," he writes. George is a true sportsmen. He loves to fish and never exceeds regulation limits. In fact, he doesn't even come close...Anybody who entertains an idea that professional football hasn't come a long way in the past few years certainly would rate a mental deferment from his local draft board. Green Bay is lucky to be in the company which has turned exceptionally fast in the front office as well on the playing field. And the Packers will stay, as Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau ofttimes says, as long as the fans here want them. Just review some of the names that have become a part of the football picture: Alexis Thompson, 27-year old multimillionaire who acquired the Philadelphia franchise. Fred Mandel, who took the Detroit Lions off George Richards' hands for a paltry $250,000. Dan Topping, very wealthy young man who owns the Brooklyn Dodgers. George Preston Marshall, laundry bigwig who made Washington professional football conscious. Dan Reeves, New York sportsman of considerable means who has become majority stockholder of the Cleveland Rams. And, of course, Elmer Layden, who proved the growing prestige of the league by accepting the post of commissioner. Men like that aren't shoved around. It's nice to travel in their company, but they have made it known that Green Bay is welcome as long as it can keep pace. But it takes support to match their millions.
PACKER SONG AUTHOR WAS NOT DAMAGED BY PUBLICATION, DUFFY
JUL 7 (Green Bay) - The song of the Green Bay Packers - "Go, You Packers, Go" - written by Eric Karll of Milwaukee in 1930, was dedicated to the Packers at its writing, and the author by implication at least consented to a reasonable use of it associated with the Packers. That was the opinion stated by Judge F. Ryan Duffy of the United State District Court at Milwaukee, as he dismissed a suit by composer Karll for $5,000 damage against the Curtis Publishing company, publishers of Saturday Evening Post, in which on Nov. 30 of last year there appeared an article on Green Bay and the Packers entitled "Little Town That Leads 'Em". The article, written by Russell Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Davis of this city and now a writer for the Philadelphia Record, contained the chorus of Karll's song. In his opinion, in which he granted a move by the defense to dismiss the case, Judge Duffy pointed out the difference between the holder of a copyright and the holder of a patent. Citing previous cases similar to this one, he declared that a copyright "contemplates and permits fair use by all persons of the copyrighted work."..."ONLY FAIR USE": According to Judge Duff, the use of the chorus of "Go, You Packers, Go" by author Davis was "fair use" of it, in that it did not in any degree compete with the song, or "prejudice the sale, diminish the profits or supersede the objects of the work." In fact, the article did the song's composer a help rather than a harm," according to the judge. "...it is difficult to see how the value of the song could in any manner have been diminished by the article in question," he writes. "Undoubtedly, many thousands who read the article became aware for the first time of the existence of a musical composer by the name of Eric Karll." In Judge Duffy's opinion, the reference to the song in the article was "purely incidental", and "was merely illustrative of the help and assistance given to the Green Bay Packers by its enthusiastic supporters." It was in connection with this reasoning that the judge claimed the article in a sense belonged to the Packers for publicity purposes..."CONSENTED TO SOME USE": "When the plaintiff dedicated the song to the Green Bay Packers, by implication at least he consented to a reasonable use thereof associated with the Packers." Another point which supported Davis' contention that his use of the song in the article was "fair use" under the copyright was that he of course did not reproduce any of the music - only the words. This, according to Judge Duffy, made it clear that "no element of competition was present between the article and the copyrighted song." The Post recently issued a map of the United States on which were designated the cities around which centered articles which had appeared in that magazine in the last year. Green Bay - "The Little Town That Leads 'Em" - was prominently indicated on this map.
TOLEDO, SOUTH CAROLIAN WINGS ARE SIGNED FOR PACKER SQUAD
JUL 12 (Green Bay) - Two more newcomers to the Green Bay professional football picture were announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers, who in less than a month will call out his 23rd grid team for the opening of practice. Latest additions to the squad are Bob Hayes, oversized right end from Toledo university, and Alex Urban, a highly recommended prospect from the University of South Carolina, who also plays the flank. Lambeau has met Hayes, and Urban will arrive with the plugging of Rex Enright, South Carolina coach who also was responsible for Larry Craig and Smiley Johnson joining the team. Lambeau returned from his Chicago conference with George Paskvan, University of Wisconsin fullback, confident that Paskvan will sign with the Packers this fall...TRIES FOR DEFERMENT: "George told me that he is '90 percent certain' of joining Green Bay," the coach reported. "He has a low draft number, and plans to take a physical examination for the air corps. Should he be successful, he will apply for a deferment until January. Until all these details are completed, Paskvan will withhold signing." Hayes played three seasons under Dr. Clarence Spears at Toledo, and was introduced to Lambeau by Spears when the Packers played at Cleveland last fall. He subsequently was drafted by Green Bay. The Toledo wingman is extremely large, weighing 225 pounds and standing two inches better than six feet. He sat on the bench with the Packers at Cleveland, and impressed Lambeau with his knowledge of the game...TROUBLE WITH BOOKS: Urban's record is a little more obscure, although Enright went overboard in praising him. He did not play at South Carolina because of scholastic ineligibility, much to the coach's regret, and now his class has graduated, making him eligible for National league ball. Enright went all the way on the limb in confiding that Urban, as an undergraduate, "is a better pass receiver than Hutson," a statement which has yet to be proved. He weighs 210 pounds and stands six feet one. Enright praised his speed and pass receiving ability, and his roommates, who worked out in baseball under Red Smith in Florida last spring, praised his toughness and durability. He may be the answer to qualifications for a good pro football end. Philadelphia tried to buy Urban from Green Bay, but the offer was refused.
PACKERS SIGN THREE LINEMEN
JUL 26 (Green Bay) - Three husky members of the 1940 Green Bay Packer football squad submitted their signed contracts to Coach Curly Lambeau this week, presaging further action in the NFL for the coming season. The latest three to join the roster are the following: Charley Brock, Nebraska, center. Harry Jacunski, Fordham, end. Champ Seibold, Wisconsin, tackle. Seibold will be one of the elders of the Packer squad this fall, for he will be playing his seventh season of professional football. He was used mainly as substitute at his left tackle position last fall, going in to pace the regulars when a little rest was needed. A native of Oshkosh, where he has been attending Oshkosh State Teachers college during the offseason, Champ starred on several Oshkosh High school teams before entering the state university. He was a track star in high school, and still competes in that sport in the State Teachers College conference, throwing the discus and putting the shot. Seibold weighs around 240 pounds, and is one of the real veterans of professional football...HELPS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP: Brock broke into professional football with the Packers in time for the 1939 season, when he helped the team win its fifth National league championship. Prior to that time he had a great grid career at the University of Nebraska, being rated one of the greatest linemen in Cornhusker history. He is not related to Lou Brock, Purdue halfback who debuted in the game last fall and who has not yet signed his 1941 contract. Charley is married and has a son six years old.
CECIL ISBELL SIGNS CONTRACT WITH PACKERS FOR 1941
AUG 2 (Green Bay) - Cecil Isbell, the one-time scourge of the Western conference, will appear in a Green Bay Packer uniform for the fourth time this fall, having signed his 1941 contract with Coach Curly Lambeau this week. Announcement of Isbell's signing brings the Packer roster
up to date, there being no contracted players who have not
been announced. This doesn't mean that the rest of the
veterans can be regarded as holdouts just yet, for more
than a week remains before the official opening of practice
Sunday, Aug. 10, and a volley of signed contracts is 
expected next week. Packers who already are in Green Bay
have been working out informally, but the big blast will
come a week from tomorrow when the entire squad, minus
a few players who will be with the Chicago All-Stars, will
assemble at the team's practice field. Isbell, who carried
the burden of the Packer aerial attack last season, lugged
the ball from his left halfback position and called signals
whenever he was in action, is rated one of the most 
valuable men on the Green Bay squad, and he certainly is
one of the most colorful. He has completed three seasons
of play in professional football. When last fall's activities
were concluded, Isbell moved to Manitowoc, where he
established himself successfully in business, and he 
comes to Green Bay on leave of absence for the 1941
season. Cecil weighs 190 pounds, goes an inch over six
feet, is 26 years old and married, just to provide the vital
statistics. Coach Curly planned to take the weekend off,
going out in his cruiser from Egg Harbor for the last time
this season, as between the following weekend and Dec. 1
he will face an uninterrupted string of football weekends.
Isbell's contract is the 21st to be received by Lambeau this
season.
JOANNES IS REELECTED HEAD OF CORPORATION - 
PACKER PROSPECTS GOOD FOR 1941; LAMBEAU
AUG 5 (Green Bay) - Packer football prospects which look
as good on paper as any in the team's history were
discussed by Coach Curly E.L last night as corporation
stockholders held their annual meeting in the assembly
room of the Brown country courthouse. Leland H. Joannes
was chosen as president of the Packers for the eleventh
consecutive time; Coach Lambeau was reelected vice
president; and Frank Jonet was named secretary-
treasurer. George Calhoun will serve as publicity director
and E.A. (Spike) Spachmann as director of ticket sales, it
was announced...NEW PRESS FACILITES: Routine
business preceded Coach Lambeau's annual talk to the
stockholders. Treasurer Jonet read his report, which 
revealed a favorable financial balance, and President
Joannes commented on alterations which are being made 
​at City stadium, chief among them being a spacious and
comfortable press and radio coop. With warm weather still
here but football days just ahead, intensive activity is
scheduled in the sale of season tickets. Only two weeks
from next Saturday the Packers will entertain the New York
Giants here  in a night game, and next Sunday afternoon
the squad will launch its practice program officially for the
season. Lambeau's attitude toward the National league
schedule was optimistic. "Last year," he recalled, "I said
that our team looked better on paper than it ever did, and I
meant it, but during the season our morale was not good, 
and as a result we lost several important games. This year
our prospects looks good, and I feel the morale will be
excellent." Lambeau was questioned concerning his 
annual crop of holdouts...WANT MORE MONEY: "Several of
the boys," he returned, "are asking what we regard as an
unreasonable amount for their services, but I feel that we
can come to terms with most of them. Smiley Johnson,
Ray Riddick and Larry Craig are on their way here, and
several others will talk business as soon as they arrive."
"Will Hinkle play?" inquired a director, and the coach 
shrugged his shoulders. "I certainly hope Hinkle will play,"
he said. "I have not seen him, but if he returns to us in his
usual competitive frame of mind he can do us a lot of
good." Some of the prospective Packers, Curly said, will
wait until their appearances in the Chicago All-Star game
are over before talking terms definitely, in the hopes that
their work may bring a better salary. "Bob Paffrath, the 
Minnesota quarterback, and Ed Frutig, end from Michigan,
are in that class," he continued. "I consider Bill Kuusisto, 
the Minnesota guard, as the best man in the country at his
position, and he should do us a lot of good. Nick Embich
of Wisconsin, a 200-pounder who is recommended by 
Harry Stuhldreher, also may be with us. I expect all of our
tackles to return except possibly Paul Kell. In addition, we
shall have three fine new candidates at those positions in
Ernie Pannell of Texas Aggies, Del Lyman of U.C.L.A. and
Lee McLaughlin of Virginia, all good men. There also is a
​possibility that we may sign Henry Luebcke of Iowa."...HE'S
QUESTION MARK: "Luebcke is something of a question 
mark. He was highly regarded at Iowa two years ago, but 
was used sparingly last fall. Nevertheless he weighs
between 265 and 300 pounds and is remarkably fast. He
should bear watching. Our ends should be improved. Bill
Johnson, the Minnesota captain, has signed, and definitely
looks like a professional football player. He acts on every
play as though the ball were on the 1-yard line, and loves
the game. Alex Urban has been highly praised by Rex
Enright, who says his pass receiving was as good as Don
Hutson's at Alabama. Furthermore, he is rated tough and
aggressive. Bob Hayes, a 225-pound prospect from
Toledo, comes well recommended by Doc Spears. He isn't
a pass receiver but he can do everything else. Then we
may have Frutig to add to that list after the All-Star game."...
PASKVAN SHOULD HELP: "The backs? George Paskvan,
Wisconsin fullback, should help a lot. There was no better
fullback in college football last year, including Kimbrough
and Piepul. I think we have a find in Bob Kahler from
Nebraska, who is a speedy, 210-poung, 6-foot-2 back just
made for running reverses. He should be another Caddel
or Cardwell. Herman Rohrig, Nebraska back, is built like a
beer keg and is similar in style to Bobby Monnett, except
that he is 20 pounds heavier. He passes, punts, blocks 
and runs. Tony Canadeo, of Gonzaga, is an outstanding
prospect who can block and carry the ball with the best."
Lambeau said that the practices of next Sunday and 
Monday will be open to the public, so that everyone can see
the 1941 squad in action. After that, the gates will be closed
for secret sessions.
BUCKETS, TINY REJOIN GRIDDERS
AUG 5 (Green Bay) - Two of the real veterans of pro football 
- Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen - 
are ready for another season with the Green Bay Packers, 
Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. The Packers'
1941 roster is beginning to take shape. With the opening of
practice set for next Sunday, 23 men already have been 
signed and a number more are expected to come to terms
this week. Coach Lambeau sent out several contracts from
which he has not had a response, and he believes that
these men will reach town all ready to accept terms. Some
of the candidates already are working out informally under
the hot sun, and all of the players except those with the College All-Stars are expected for Sunday afternoon's drill. Signing of Goldenberg and Engebretsen helps plug the lightest spot on the growing 1941 roster. Previously only one guard, Bill Kuusisto of the University of Minnesota, has signed his contract, but Lambeau has several more guards on the string and anticipates further announcements for later this week. Buckets, one of the scrappiest men on the Green Bay team despite his eight seasons of professional football, is a year around resident of Green Bay. He is married and is a constant plugger for the community. Once or twice during his long career it has appeared that Buckets might be traded here or there, but every time he raised a terrific din and always wound up where he wanted to be, in a Packer uniform. Now he is almost an institution with the team.  Playing right guard, Goldenberg is aggressive, hard hitting and uses his great strength to fine advantage. He is ideally built for a guard - a position he reached after trying several others - weighing around 220 pounds and standing two inches under six feet. He is 30 years old. Buckets did a couple of seasons at the University of Wisconsin before he joined up with Green Bay, and he's been here ever since. He is resident manager of the Auto Acceptance and Loan corporation, and is a partner with Don Hutson in the new Packer Pladium bowling alleys...STARTS NINTH YEAR: Engebretsen also will be starting his ninth season of professional football, but all of it has not been with Green Bay. He started with the Chicago Bears and was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers before coming to the Packers midway in the 1934 season. Although Tiny - he weighs 245 pounds and stands an inch better than six feet - has made a reputation as a scrappy and plugging guard, his greatest honors have come in the field of goal kicking. Although a lineman without a single touchdown to his credit, he ranks ninth on the Packer all-time scoring list, with 93 points. Engebretsen has kicked 48 points after touchdown, more than any other player who ever represented Green Bay, and has booted 15 field goals for another squad record. On the all-time list he ranks but three points behind eighth place Joe Laws, six behind Bob Monnett and seven behind Hank Bruder, so before the current season is ended he may be as fifth or sixth, with the real scoring leaders of Packer football history. Tiny  is married, and is Green Bay representative of the Clipper City Transit company, Manitowoc.
BILL LEE, BABY RAY SIGN PACKER CONTRACTS; BOTH ARE VETERAN TACKLES; PRACTICE WILL BEGIN AUG. 10
JUL 29 (Green Bay) - Two giant line veterans of many NFL campaigns - tackles Bill Lee of Alabama and Baby Ray of Vanderbilt - are ready for service with the Green Bay Packers this fall, Coach Lambeau announced today. Lee and Ray will report to the Packers on or before Sunday, Aug. 10, the opening day of the practice session. The Packer roster for 1941 now is growing rapidly, and includes 20 names, the signing of Lee and Ray following closely that of George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback who visited town over the weekend and put his name on the dotted line. The team will face a rigorous training diet, as less than two weeks after the initial drill - on Aug. 23 - the New York Giants will appear at City stadium for a summer night's contest. Every Packer fan is familiar with the exploits of Bill Lee and Baby Ray, two of the largest and toughest individuals in professional football. Respectively, they play the right and left sides of the Packer line, and they have been regarded in recent seasons as the No. 1 Packers at their two positions. Lee will be starting his seventh season of professional football, of which tenure four and a half years have been spent with the Packers. Before that time he did a stretch with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but he has been with Green Bay so long that he now is regarded as one of the all-time big names in Packer history. Lee married a Green Bay girl, and when he retires from professional football plans to manage his ranch down south. Currently he wrestles during the off season, working principally in the southern cities. He weighs 235 pounds and stands three inches over six feet...RAY IS GIANT: Buford (Baby) Ray's weight fluctuates between 248 and 260, spread along a frame which measures six feet six inches. He also is married, and when not engaged in playing football operates a liquid refreshment store in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn.
BUHLER, WOODS BACK FOR PACKER CAMPAIGN
AUG 1 (Green Bay) - Larry Buhler, fullback, and Bobby Woods, tackle, will return to the Green Bay Packer football squad this season, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. Buhler and Woods will be on deck for the first official Packer practice a week from Sunday. Larry, who starred as an undergraduate for Minnesota's Golden Gophers, will be stating his third season with Green Bay. Woods came to the Packers in midseason from Brooklyn, and was used sparingly. Brooklyn runs its tackles and Green Bay does not, which leads Coach Lambeau to believe that the big Alabama boy - he goes 240 pounds - will fit o.k. into the Packer system. At any rate, he is headed for a lot more work this fall. Buhler was Green Bay's No. 3 fullback, behind Clarke Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski for the past two seasons. Lambeau believes he has the stuff to rate a higher ranking, and he'll receive a lot of attention this fall during the early stages of the training season. Larry is a big fellow, weighing 210 pounds, and standing two inches over six feet. He runs hard, but was severely handicapped at the outset of his professional career by a near-fatal automobile accident in Minneapolis. Buhler expects to battle for his position this season with George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback, and perhaps both Hinkle and Jankowski, if the latter two sign up. Twenty Packers are now ready for their initial test, leading to the non-league game with the New York Giants here Saturday night, Aug. 23.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 1 (Green Bay) - If Clarke Hinkle decides to change his mind about playing professional football, writes George Strickler, NFL publicity man, from Chicago, the little matter of a record may have something to do with his decision. Hinkle needs just one more good smash through the line - 12 yards to be exact - to take the league's record for ground gained from Ace Gutowsky, former fullback of the Detroit Lions. In nine seasons of league competition, Hinkle has gained 3,467 yards, just 11 yards short of the all-time mark...Following the example of the Green Bay Packers, first professional team to test the airways last season, the Philadelphia Eagles will stretch their wings this fall. The Eagles, now training at Two Rivers, have chartered two planes to fly the team from the Two Rivers training camp to their opening game with the New York Giants at Philadelphia Sept. 13. Incidentally, dickering continues between the Eagles and Packers for a non-league game at Milwaukee early in September, but the event hasn't been carded definitely as yet.
LEWELLEN LONG ISLAND COACH
AUG 6 (Green Bay) - Verne Lewellen, greatest halfback in Green Bay Packer history, will coach the Long Island Indians, Green Bay's new farm in the American Professional Football association, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. Lewellen, a Green Bay attorney, will maintain his offices here, taking a leave of absence for the football season only. For the next two weeks he will work with Lambeau at the regular Packer squad practices, starting Sunday afternoon, and he will also visit the camp of the Philadelphia Eagles at Two Rivers in search of possible talent. Lewellen, who was the all-time scoring leader of the Packers until Clarke HInkle eclipsed his mark last season, plans to use the Packer system at Long
Island, which competes in the same league as farm clubs
of the Chicago Bears and New York Giants. Players signed
by the Packers, but needing further development, will be
farmed out to the Indians, and will be returned when and if
they are ready for National league competition. The Long
Island team is managed by Ted Collins, nationally known
radio figure who also is manager of songstress Kate 
Smith. While playing with Green Bay Lewellen, regarded as
the finest kicker in professional football, scored fifty
touchdowns, more than any other Packer ever has attained,
and added one extra point for 301 points. Only Hinkle ever
passed this mark, and Clarke's touchdown total to date is
only 40.
LOU BROCK, LAWS SIGN CONTRACTS
AUG 6 (Green Bay) - A professional football sophomore 
and a veteran with seven years of experience to his credit
have signed for 1941 service with the Green Bay Packers,
Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. The veteran is
Joe Laws, who was carried from the field at Milwaukee with
an injured knee last season, but since has recovered, and
Lewis (Lou) Brock, who came from Purdue university to the
National league in one big, clean hop. Laws, who ranks 8th
on the Packer all-time scoring list with 96 points, feared 
hat his competitive career ended with his injury in the Card
game last fall, and his battered knee has yet to be tested
anew in gridiron combat, but he has been working out
regularly and playing softball without any ill effects, and
hopes for the best. He will be starting his eighth Packer
season. Laws will be remembered as one of the toughest
performers and headiest field general in Packer history.
Darting from his right halfback position, he has gained
hundreds of yards, and has piloted the Green Bay machine
to many a touchdown. Joe played on the championship
teams of 1936 and 1939. Laws was named the Western
conference's most valuable player while at Iowa, and has
spent ever fall since then playing with Green Bay. Recently
during the offseason he has been employed by the 
National Youth Administration. He is married, and the father
of two children. Green Bay fans were pleased with the 
impressive debut last season of Lou Brock, who will report here Sunday accompanied by his bride of recent weeks. Lou possesses a quiet manner and determined attitude which won him high popularity among the football followers. He is a fine pass receiver, an excellent ball carrier and a deadly blocker, working from the right half position. His size is very deceptive, as he stands six feet in height and weighs better than 190 pounds. Lou is not related to Charley Brock, Packer center, but has a kid brother who is a junior at Purdue.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 6 (Green Bay) - "This Packer team", quoth George Svendsen, leaning lightly upon the sports desk with sufficient pressure to spring a couple of its legs, "is hungry, and a hungry team is a winning team." In describing the upcoming band of Green Bay Packers as a team lacing in adequate sustenance, George probably did not refer to a lack of vitamins and calories. He meant that, having lost the National league championship to the Chicago Bears, the 1941 Packers are very anxious to get it back. "We didn't have the spark last year," continued George, "but this time it should be a different story. We're hungry, and a hungry team usually wins. If the Bears beat us twice against this year, I'll be ready to quit. I've been thinking about those games with the Bears ever since last season and I'm getting pretty anxious to tangle with a few of those fellows." George, who usually turns in for his first practice needing to melt off a few surplus pounds here and there, looks amazingly fit. You'll be surprised when you see him; he probably isn't more than two pounds over his regular playing weigh right now, and one good hot afternoon of work can take care of that. He referred to brother Bud Svendsen, who cleaned up his requirements of a physical education degree at the University of Minnesota this summer and now is preparing to resume his assignments at center for the Brooklyn Dodgers. "And look out for that gang," warned George. "Jock Sutherland has them loaded for trouble. They figure they should have won the Eastern championship last year, they've patched up their personnel weaknesses and they are going out after opposition just like the baseball Dodgers are doing this summer. Bud said there;s nothing hat would please him more than to play with a Brooklyn team which defeats the Packers." We insert parenthetically the note that the Packers and Dodgers are booked at Milwaukee State Fair park Oct. 12. George has been hearing regularly from Ensign Eddie Svendsen, the kid brother who graduated four months early from Annapolis last February, was with the U.S.S. Mississippi at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a time and subsequently was on the same ship, but in the Atlantic ocean, the Navy moving about as it does nowadays. At the moment Eddie is studying radio high frequency at Bowdoin college, Maine, and when he's finished with the course he will land at the naval research laboratory in Washington for three months' work before returning to the flee. The two footballing Svendsens both agree that if the draft doesn't hit too hard, Minnesota will have a large and powerful football team this fall. George also studied there this summer and now lacks but eight credits for his phy. ed degree, which he'll clean up next winter.
PACKERS SIGN FOUR MORE
AUG 7 (Green Bay) - The rapid swelling personnel of the Green Bay Packer football squad was raised by four today, as a quartet of veterans signed their 1941 contracts, just a few days before the official opening of the practice season. Here the latest candidates for 1941 positions: Dick Evans, Iowa, end. Frank Balazs, Iowa, fullback. Lou Midler, Minnesota, tackle-guard. Pete Tinsley, Georgia, guard. As the ink dried on this latest set of contracts, Green Bay streets began to take on a familiar sight, with big fellows strolling around, waiting for the drill kickoff Sunday afternoon. Already a number of men have started informal workouts, chipping off weight in necessary places, and Sunday the entire squad, minus a few who will be working out with the College All-Stars at Chicago, will reassemble. Sunday's practice will be open to the public, Coach Curly Lambeau announced, anticipating the public's desire to get its first glimpse of the candidates, old and new, in action. Monday the drill also will be an open affair, but Tuesday the lid of secrecy will be clamped down as the Packers warm up for their night engagement with the New York Giants here Aug. 23. None of the four latest signees served in the capacity of a regular last year, but all were used steadily during the season. Balazs, who is starting his third season, has not yet blossomed out into the professional career expected of him, but the coach believes that this will be his year. The big, tough ex-Hawkeye, who hails from Chicago, has all the equipment needed for stardom in the National league, and Coach Lambeau adds that he appears to have assimilated the proper competitive attitude as well...WEIGHS 210 POUNDS: Frank is a long-range punter, a heavy ball carrier and may see a lot of service at the fullback position, one of the prospective question marks of the 1941 Green Bay team. He weighs 210 pounds, is 23 years old, and measures a couple inches above six feet. Dick Evans is another Iowa product, who was with the Packers all last season, although he was used principally in the closing games. He had a particularly hot afternoon as the Packers made their magnificent late season showing at Detroit against the Lions, and Lambeau believes he may develop into a regular this season. Evans is built ideally for an end, weighing 205 pounds and going three inches over six feet. He also is 23 years old...HE'S AN INSTITUTION: Tinsley is getting to be a Packer institution. He plays about 10 minutes a game, but plays the hardest during that brief period and he will be starting his fourth year at Green Bay. Popular with his mates, sporting one of the best southern accents on the squad and tough as a can of petrified nails, Tinsley plays football for the love of it and in his sphere he is a useful member of the team. Pete weighs 205 pounds and is built close to the ground, standing only five feet eight inches in height. He is 27 years old and spends considerable of his offseason around Green Bay. Lou Midler is the big tackle or guard who came to the Packers from the University of Minnesota. He is 26 years old, and will be starting his second season here. Lou weighs 220 pounds, stands well over six feet and is capable of giving a fighting account of himself in professional gridiron combat. Midler bears more than passing resemblance to Lou Gordon, Packer lineman of former days, and he has the advantage of being able to play either of two line positions. He already is in town and will be sweat togs Sunday afternoon when the first practice whistle blows.
JANKOWSKI, LUEBCKE SIGN WITH PACKERS
AUG 8 (Green Bay) - A mass of professional football talent weighing 310 pounds and a veteran fullback today added their names to the roster of the Green Bay Packers, as that famous bit of gridiron machinery prepared to launch its practice season officially Sunday afternoon. The latest additions are Eddie Jankowski, former Wisconsin fullback who was a stubborn holdout last season, and Henry Luebcke, University of Iowa guard and tackle, who will play the latter position for Green Bay. How many holdouts are keeping Curly Lambeau busy these days? "There aren't any," the coach commented. "How can you call a man a holdout before the team starts practicing?" Several Packer veterans are in town, working out informally, and have not yet come to terms, Lambeau said. These include Ray Riddick, end; Larry Craig, blocking quarterback; Clarke Hinkle, fullback; Arnold Herber, halfback; Charley Schultz, tackle; and Russ Letlow and Smiley Johnson, guards. The Packers have not come to terms with these men, and in fact Lambeau has not yet conferred with most of them regarding plans for the coming year, but he regards their presence here as indication that they are interested in competing this fall, and he will not regard any as in the holdout class before Monday. The ponderous Luebcke, who plans to know off enough of his 310 pounds to get down to a trim playing weight of 285, which still will make him the largest guy on the professional gridiron, arrived in town yesterday, signed his contract and drove to the park for a workout...SWITCHED TO GUARD: As a sophomore at Iowa, Luebcke played tackle and has a brilliant season. Since then, not so much has been heard of him. He was switched to guard in his junior year and broke his leg; injuries further hampered him last season. Coach Lambeau thinks he'll make a good right tackle. He is much faster than you'd expect a man of his tonnage to be, and opposing blockers can't get through him without tunneling. Any way you look at it, Luebcke promises to be an interesting experiment, and former Hawkeyes who played with him before graduating to the Packers claim he has the stuff for National league stardom...STARRED AT WISCONSIN: Everybody knows Eddie Jankowski, who rose from stardom at Milwaukee East division high school to attain fame at Wisconsin. Weighing 205 pounds, standing five feet ten inches, Jankowski is one of the hardest hitters in professional ball. He has completed four years with the Packers, all of them somewhat as an understudy to Clarke Hinkle, but the uncertain status of the Hink this year may give Eddie his chance to grab a first string fullback berth. He ranks well up on the Packer all-time scoring list, having made 11 touchdowns and kicked three extra points for a total of 69, good for 12th place on the big list. Thirty-three Packers now have signed their contracts. the list being cleaned up to date, with those mentioned above still unsigned, plus a few boys who are with the College All-Stars at Chicago. 
Recently he announced his affiliation with a Milwaukee business firm, and will be a year-round resident of Green Bay as its representative. Brock is an extremely aggressive type of player, and reaches his best effectiveness on pass defense, where he has picked off enemy aerials by the dozen. He is 25 years old and weighs 205 pounds...STARTING THIRD SEASON: Jacunski also will be starting his third Green Bay season. A rangy and tough Fordham end, who rated high scholastically at that university, he crowds 200 pounds in weight and stands two inches over six feet tall. Jacunski is married and will report to the Packers in plenty of time for the first official workout Aug. 10.
STOCKHOLDERS MEET
JULY 26 (Green Bay) - The annual stockholders' meeting of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will be held at the Brown county courthouse assembly room Tuesday evening, July 29, at 8 o'clock, President L.H. Joannes announced today.
LAMBEAU, PASKVAN CONFER
JUL 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.
PASKVAN IS SIGNED
JUL 28 (Green Bay) - George Paskvan, who never has seen a professional football game, will see plenty of them next fall. The hard-driving University of Wisconsin fullback has joined the Green Bay Packers. Paskvan signed his contract Saturday afternoon following a brief conference with Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau in the latter's Northern building office. Terms were not disclosed. Lambeau has been negotiating wih the Badger ace ever since he ended his track competition in spring. The eighteenth Packer to sign this season is six feet tall, weighs 195 pounds and is 23 years old. He is in splendid physical condition. Since graduation from the university in June, he has been laboring in a stone quarry at McCook, Ill. Right now he is principally interested in making the starting lineup for the All-Star game against the Chicago Bears at Chicago Aug. 28. He is leading the fullbacks in the nationwide poll, and frankly would appreciate any additional support from fans in this vicinity. (The poll ends Tuesday night, and several other Packers and potential Packers are also making strong bids for All-Star berths.)...STARRED WITH TRACK TEAM: Paskvan's home is in McCook, Ill. He attended Lyons Township High school in nearby LaGrange where, strangely, he did not play football until his senior year. He stared in field events with his track team, however, and in 1937 won the Illinois interscholastic shot put championship with 53 feet, 3 1/4 inches for the 12-pound pellet. The distance he lived from school was one of the factors that kept George out of high school football until his senior year. Then he made all-state ranking at guard. "I carried the ball just twice in high school," he said in answer to a question Saturday. "It was disastrous. They shifted me back to the line, where I played both guard and tackle." Paskvan strictly is a participant. Before joining his high school team, he never saw a game of interscholastic football. Before entering the University of Wisconsin, he never saw an intercollegiate game. And he still has his first All-Star game and his initial professional tilt ahead of him, both as spectator and player...HAD BETTER OFFERS: The Illinois boy picked Wisconsin because of friends at Madison and a very favorable impression of Harry Stuhldreher, the Badger coach. This despite what he terms "better offers" from other schools. "I am glad of my choice," he stated Saturday. At Wisconsin George was a fullback from the start. He made his own decision to cut the buck at that position, and the coaches concurred. As a sophomore he understudied Howie Weiss, and as a junior and senior he blossomed into a star in his own right. He was all-Big Ten conference, several time all-Western and occasionally an All-American selection. With the shot he placed in all the conference meets in which he was entered and won the Big Ten indoor championship at the conference meet at Purdue...FOUND GOPHERS TOUGH: During his collegiate ball toting he found the going toughest against Minnesota, and looks forward to the opportunity of playing with the several ex-Gophers in the Packer lineup. "They always kept me behind the eight ball," he admitted with no trace of false modesty. George was outstanding on defense as well as on offense. In both types of formation, his position was orthodox. Picked first by Lambeau in the National league draft, he was one of the most sough-after players among this year's college crop. He will do much to bolster the backfield that may be weakened by the retirement of fullback Clark Hinkle. Hinkle has not made a final decision as yet, but in several interviews has intimated that he may not return to the Packers this fall.