1941 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
PACKERS IN FIRST GEAR FOR 1941 FOOTBALL CAMPAIGN
AUG 11 (Green Bay) - The football machinery of the Green Bay Packers was thrown into first gear at the professional team's practice field Sunday afternoon, and ground into motion for a long and strenuous 1941 campaign. Thirty-five men, clad in grey sweat suits which included a few weight reducing garments, spent an hour and a half parading in front of hundreds of their fans in their first formal workout of the season. The drill was conducted under lowering skies, in a steady drizzle of rain which was a marked contrast to the usual steam-heated sunny opening practice sessions. Coach Curly Lambeau was in charge, and was unassisted due to Assistant Coach Red Smith's absence with the Bluejay baseball team. Smith will return in time for next Thursday's practice, and will attend all drills thereafter, is having its last western road trip of the season. Another familiar face was missing from the opening drill for the first time in a decade. William Clarke Hinkle, the Bucknell battering ram and pride of thousands of fans, failed to come to terms with the Packer management in a final conference Saturday, and did not report. His absence drew general expressions of regret. "I'm sorry Hinkle isn't with us," commented Coach Lambeau. "He has contributed much to the Green Bay cause and we feel that we need his service. We offered him what we regard as an exceptionally favorable contract, but his demands were well in excess of our best figure." The list of missing persons yesterday was small. Bobby Woods, Alabama
tackle, who has signed his contract, was not present,
nor was halfback Cecil Isbell, whose wife presented him
with a baby daughter at Lafayette, Ind., Friday night.
Isbell also has signed for 1941 action. One first year
man, end Bob Hayes of Toledo, who has signed his
articles for the coming season, did not arrive in time for
the opening workout, and conspicuously absent was
Bob Adkins, blocking quarterback of 1940, who very
likely won't be seen in a Packer suit this fall. Adkins is
wide open for army service, and within a week expects
to know his exact status. He is expected to follow the
action of Hal Van Every, and exchange his moleskins 
for olive drab. Outside of those boys, everyone was on
hand, excepting only the several prospective Packers
who are drilling with the College All-Stars at Evanston in
anticipation of their tiff with the Chicago Bears at Soldier
field Aug. 28. These include Ernie Panell, tackle;
George Paskvan, fullback, and Herman Rohrig, halfback
who have signed their Green Bay contracts; Ed Frutig,
end, Bob Paffrath, quarterback, and Bob Saggau, 
halfback, who haven't. You're just as well qualified as
anyone else to decide whether the men who made their
first appearances on the practice field here yesterday
are due to stick around for awhile. Nobody gave away
anything vital, and all the spectators received free was
a chance to look over the available talent, and determine
for themselves who looks good and who doesn't...HAVE
FINE SPIRIT: As to conditioning, the cheering can start
any time. Even Dr. W.W. Kelly, squad physician, who
rarely goes overboard about the team until after its first
victory over the Bears (when and if), conceded that the
Packers of 1941 show few indications of overweight. In
addition, most of the first year men appear to have the
flaming competitive spirit which the coach regards as 
the first important step to a football championship. You
will like the looks of Bill Kuusisto, the ex-Minnesota
guard, who carries the label of professional football
stardom on his wide shoulders and powerful build. 
Kuusisto is blondish, genial and displayed a gratifying
tendency for hard work. Confusing at first are Bob 
Kahler, the Nebraska back, and Bill Johnson, the
Minnesota end, who look more than a little alike when they're standing together and probably will carry the resemblance a lot farther when they're in uniform. Both are rangy and lean, Kahler displaying speed and punting ability during the brief workout. Johnson was with the ends during the passing drill, but the workout was perfunctory and nobody had a chance to diplay the vital talents Green Bay seeks from its 1941 crop of new men. Del Lyman and Lee McLaughlin, big tackles from the opposite ends of the country, are prospects to watch. Both are large, rugged, active men, Lyman hailing from the University of California at Los Angeles and McLaughlin from the University of Virginia...LARGER THAN SWEDE: The latter bears a strong facial resemblance to Swede Johnson, former Green Bay full and quarterback, but is much larger. He shows a tendency to hustle and unless we're mistaken, packs a lot of fight. Lyman is a different type, being larger and more blond, but also is rugged and a worker. Henry Luebcke, a friendly, talkative guy who came from the Iowa campus to the Green Bay drill grounds, is the curiosity of the staff. Reportedly a 310-pounder, he shook the ground yesterday with a tonnage of 325, a lot of which will have to melt off before he can stand the poundage of the professional line. Luebcke really is big, although he can move around all right for a man of his bulk. One newcomer who attracts instant attention is Alex Urban, an end from South Carolina, whose frame is hard and whose gaze is level. Urban reported looking as tough as his reputation claimed him to be and had a strenuous afternoon at the wing position. Duke Abbruzzi is the Weenie Wilson of the 1941 squad, although he has hopes of remaining longer than that former Green Bay candidate. The Rhode Island State Italian showed speed to burn, and is shifty, although he is troubled a bit by a back ailment. Greyhaired Tony Canadeo was easily recognized as the brother of the famous Savior, who witnessed his first practice from the sidelines yesterday...WEIGHS 190 POUNDS: Canadeo is a lot younger than he looks. His prematurely grey locks earned him the tag of "The Grey Ghost of Gonzaga", but he had little opportunity to show his wares yesterday, merely carrying the ball perfunctorily a few times during signal drills. He reported weighing 190 pounds, as the training room scale proved, but he looks lighter. On the sidelines for a time was Verne Lewellen, recently appointed coach of the Long Island Indians, Packer farm team. Lewellen said he may leave Tuesday morning for the East, taking with him Chuck Sample, former Appleton High school and Toledo university fullback, who worked out with the Packers yesterday but will be a player of the Indians. Hinkle is the only player who can directly be regarded as a holdout. Smiley Johnson, guard; Ray Riddick, end; Larry Craig, blocking quarter; Arnold Herber, halfback, and Andy Uram, half, all are unsigned, but they were working out yesterday and have signified their willingness to talk. Herber wore a rubber shirt yesterday and is in the midst of a weight reduction campaign, which bids well to be successful. He is under 200 pounds already and sweating hard...ZARNAS NOT SIGNED: Gust Zarnas, guard, hasn't reported yet and is unsigned, but Lambeau expects he'll be wandering in some time this week. Practice was resumed today, and again was open to the public, but starting tomorrow the lid of secrecy will be clamped on the workouts as the Packers drill for their engagement with the New York Giants here Saturday night, Aug. 23. After that will be All-Star week, which this year involves the Packers only as spectators, and there will be no game for the Green Bay team over the Labor day weekend. Sunday, Sept. 7, they will meet the Philadelphia Eagles in a non-league game at Milwaukee, and then will plunge into their National league slate Sept. 14, facing the Detroit Lions here.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 11 (Green Bay) - Right now, this minute, is the time to let that dormant football feeling, which you've suppressed as useless during the off season interval, shoot up like a skyrocket and spread all over the place, because the Green Bay Packers, the biggest, most colorful, most widely publicized professional football team of all time is at work again. Days may yet be sultry and hot, and the temperature may crowd the upper reaches of the thermometer, but the foundation is being laid this week for the greatest entertainment the sports world provides - those crisp, cool autumn afternoons when the only major league city in America whose population isn't in the big league class will send its football warriors to battle against the best of them. Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Washington, Detroit, Pittsburgh - the biggest cities of the country - will storm the Green Bay redoubts or will attempt to hold fast against the Packer storm troops, and if the fiery Green Bay tradition of 23 years' duration still holds, they'll do well to hold the Wisconsin professionals even. Since last football season, the Green Bay spirit has been slumbering peacefully along, resting during the winter, calm enough for the spring months, undisturbed by the ebb and flow of a daily baseball season. But today things are different than they've been at any time since last December, for the Packers are united again, and they're working once more for a goal which is common among them, and you and the rest of us. Green Bay soared to the gridiron heights because the spirit behind its Packers was as explosive as dynamite, as competitive as the energy of the players themselves. We're on the threshold of another season. In less than two weeks, the mighty Giants of New York will be here, and while it's a non-league game, it nevertheless is a contest between the smallest and largest cities of football's greatest league, a concrete example of the place Green Bay occupies on the gridiron firmament. Tonight, as the Packers rest weary limbs and aching bodies from their first strenuous workouts, citizens of Green Bay will gather to formulate plans for the community's mightiest sale of season tickets - a campaign which, when carried to its expected success, will not only enable the Packers to stand firm in maintaining their home schedules, but will increase the home attractions, guaranteed only the needed support of the fans. If you're one who howled because the Packers didn't get five or six home league games for this fall, but who didn't see them play others than the Bears and Lions last year; if you're one who has cried "Milwaukee franchise", but didn't buy a 1940 season ticket because part of the schedule conflicted with the hunting season; if you're one of those who thinks it's an easy job to buck the giant bankrolls and vast attendance totals of the nation's biggest cities with a small community organization; then you more than anyone else should regard yourself as obligated to aid this drive with the purchase of a season ticket. This backing, and this alone, not only will keep the Packers in Green Bay, but will enable them to enlarge their schedule, play more rivals locally, improve in every way.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS OPEN TRAINING ON AUG. 22
AUG 11 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, of the American Professional Football league, will begin training at West Bend, 26 miles northwest of Milwaukee, on Aug. 22. Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon said he expected to have 35 players signed before training begins.
PACKERS LAUNCH TICKET CAMPAIGN
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The first salvo in what will be one of the shortest but most concentrated Packers season ticket drives in the team's history was fired last night as Packer directors met with representatives from more than 40 of Green Bay's leading industrial plants to discuss plans for the 1941 drive. The meeting took place in the supervisors' room of the courthouse. The drive this year will be short for the reason that the tickets include the Packer-New York Giant exhibition game to be played here the night of Aug. 23 - less than two weeks away. And it will be highly concentrated because of the fact that, in the words of Ralph Smith, committee chairman, "the Packers are in a good position financially, but nevertheless they are in a precarious position." Prices for season tickets, which include besides the Giant game the Detroit game Sept. 14, the Bear game Sept. 28 and the Cardinal game Nov. 16, all in Green Bay, are as follows: sections E,F,O,P, $9.90; sections D,G,M,Q, $7.70; sections C, H, J, L, R, $6.05; sections A, B, K, S, V, W, X, $4.40; and sections in the East end, $3.85. The main theme of the speakers last night was the difficulty the Packers are having in getting teams to come to Green Bay. President L.H. Joanne, who presided at the meeting, explained that while the crowds at the Bear and Detroit games are sufficient to keep those teams coming here, the crowds at all other games were such that teams were reluctant to come to Green Bay. "This problem is getting tougher all the time," Joannes said. "Teams like the Cardinals and the Cleveland Rams have found that they get much more in gate receipts when they play us in Milwaukee than they play in Green Bay. A large season ticket sale, however, acts as a sort of cushion to this situation. If the other teams in the league know that the fans here are buying season tickets, they'll be much less reluctant to come here."...WANT LARGE SALE: Later, Smith expressed the opinion, in which the other directors agreed, that "these teams would in fact rather come to Green Bay and play if we had a season ticket sale of 5,000 or more than go to Milwaukee and gamble on the receipts." In proving his point, Joannes explained the way in which the gate receipts are divided among the teams. Each team that comes here to play the Packers is given a guarantee of $5,000. It has, however, the alternative of taking 40 percent of the total receipts minus certain portions for the park and the league. The visitors, of course, take whichever is larger. The president then gave the following figures on attendance and gate receipts at Cardinal games since 1937 as an example of what he meant. In 1937 the Cardinals played in Green Bay, drew a crowd of 8,741, and took their guarantee of $5,000. In the same year, they played the Packers at Milwaukee, drew 15,197, and took home $7,500 as their share of receipts. In 1938 they played again at Milwaukee, and got $7,700. In 1939 they returned to Green Bay, drew only 10,780, and again had to be satisfied with the $5,000 guarantee. In a game at Milwaukee later that year, they drew 16,780, and took in $8,400. And in 1940 they played in Milwaukee and got $8,700...INVOLVES OTHER TEAMS: This situation also exists in regard to the Cleveland, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and other teams of mediocre drawing power, Joannes explained. A good season ticket sale, however, would boost the crowd at the Cardinal game here this year, and encourage them to come back next year, he said. An interesting sidelight at the meeting was the impromptu history of the Milwaukee game given by Coach Lambeau in answer to a question from the audience. "A few years ago, before the Packers started playing game at Milwaukee, there was a lot of talk around the league of making the Packers 'a traveling club', and eliminating their home games altogether. Then, however, we made our first experiment of playing at Milwaukee. The result was encouraging, and the other teams, seeing that we were making an effort to make our home games more profitable to them, stopped the talk about a 'traveling club'." Lambeau emphatically stated that there is "no possibility of the Packers ever leaving Green Bay." As to the number of games to be played in Green Bay, that, he said, will depend on the attendance at the ones there are now."...WINNING TEAM HELPS: "Of course, if we have a winning team, that will help things considerably," he added. "Er - what can you tell us now about the prospects for a winning team this year?" came a query from the audience. "We're just hoping the Bears will show up," was the quick reply. Spike Spachmann, ticket sales director, spoke briefly on the procedure of the sales in the plants. Among other things, he pointed out how persons who do not wish to go to the Giant game still will save by buying a season ticket. "For instance, in sections D, G, M and Q, the total for four games would be $9.90, and the season ticket costs only $7.70. One ticket for the Giant game costs $1.65; if a person bought only the tickets for the three regular games he would be paying $8.35; seventy-five cents more than the season ticket, which gives him all four games," he explained. At the close of the session the directors and representatives were met in the rotunda by the Packer Lumberjack band, which added a bit of spirit to the occasion by playing, "Go, You Packers, Go", "On, Wisconsin," and other fight songs.
PRO GRIDDERS ARE WORKING HARD
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Further indications that Clarke Hinkle may not play for the Green Bay Packers this year, and sparkling performances by several players, emerged from yesterday's workout of the Green Bay Packers, second of the young drill season. Monday's practice was the last which was open to the public, Coach Curly Lambeau planning secret sessions for his future activities, currently pointing toward the invasion of the New York Giants Saturday night, Aug. 23. Nothing further has been heard from Hinkle, nine-year veterans of the Packers, since his conference with the coach broke off unsatisfactorily Saturday afternoon. Concerning him, Lambeau had this to say: "Hinkle has not reported and it is beginning to look as though he will not play with the Packers this season. Although we recognize Clarke's great contributions to the team in the past, we feel that he is unreasonable in his present demands, which are far out of line from what we possibly can offer him. If we gave in, a general readjustment of our whole salary schedule would be necessary, and that is impossible." Several other Packers haven't signed their contracts yet, but they are out working, and that gave the coach cause for satisfaction. "I can't get worried about the prospect of not signing a man who is out on the field twice daily, working his head off to get in condition and play with the Packers," he said. "As a matter of fact, we have been so busy with practice preparations the last few days that I have not had time to discuss terms with several of the men." As things stood today, guards Gust Zarnas and Smiley Johnson, end Ray Riddick, blocking quarterback Larry Craig, and halfbacks Andy Uram and Arnold Herber remained in the unsigned class, but all were in suits. Herber's problem involves the matter of excess poundage, and he is clipping off the weight in every workout. Only two or three of the men now are overweight. One of them, Russ Letlow, lost seven pounds in his first two workouts and is nearly down to playing size. He went almost to 250 during the summer, hits 225 now and is on his way down. Henry Luebcke's exact weight can't be determined because the training room sales do not go over 325 pounds, but the giant Iowa tackle is losing tons by the hour, and expects to get within measuring distance soon. Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga university fullback and halfback, shaped up as a better than average forward passer in yesterday's drill, and the punting of halfback Lou Brock was surprising, Lou consistently getting off towering kicks down the field. Canadeo and halfback Bob Kahler also did some good kicking. Herman Rohrig, the Packer back now with the College All-Stars, is known to be an outstanding punter, so Lambeau feels the Packers will be well fixed in that important department. Rain fell throughout the drill yesterday, but the team didn't halt its work for a minute. A squad meeting to discuss plays was held this morning, and two drills were scheduled thereafter, the Bays having all too little time before the invasion of the Giants a week from Saturday. Alex Urban has been assigned to left end, and Bill Johnson, the wingman from Minnesota, will play right end. Lee McLaughlin of Virginia has been placed at left tackle and Del Lyman, U.C.L.A., at right. Lambeau planned to do some moving about himself today, heading for Chicago to discuss terms with Ambrose Schindler, former U.S.C. halfback who was drafted last year and remains Green Bay property. Schindler coached in California last year, but has indicated he might like to take a whirl at professional football. He was a sensation in the 1940 All-Star game at Chicago.
CONNIE BERRY IS SIGNED BY CHIEFS
AUG 12 (Milwaukee) - Coach Tiny Cahoon announced today the signing of Connie Mack Berry, grid and basketball star, to play with the Milwaukee Chiefs professional football team. Mack, an end, played college football at North Carolina State. In the pro game, he played with the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Bengals in the American league and with the Cleveland Rams and Green Bay Packers in the National league. Mack stands six feet, three and one-half inches and weighs 210 pounds. He is exceptionally fast and rates as a good pass receiver. He played basketball last year with the Oshkosh All-Stars.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Veteran officials of the Green Bay Packers said that last night's meeting of industrial representatives at the courthouse was just like old times, when the fans put their shoulders to the wheel and helped move the big gridiron machine along its national roadway. Certainly it has been several seasons since such enthusiasm has been shown in a mass meeting before the start of competition, and it's a good indication of the fans' awakening to the necessity of elevating the season ticket total for the purpose of maintaining a consistently attractive home schedule. It was brought out at the meeting, as it was previously, that the problem of the Packers isn't so much in maintaining a favorable financial balance in the treasury, which it has been doing since its reorganization of the early thirties, but in dealing successfully with the individual clubs and their owners. Thus it's fine to have near capacity crowds for the Bear and Lion games here, but that doesn't help a bit in convincing Tim Mara that his New York Giants should visit Green Bay, or in selling George Marshall on the matter of an invasion by the Redskins. You may say, "Why doesn't the league make those fellows play at Green Bay?" but the thought isn't bright. Let the league force one or two others to bring their expensive material to Northern Wisconsin at a smart loss and the clamor to eject the Packers from the National league would raise the roof of that venerable organization. Or would, if it had a roof. The obvious answer is the season ticket sale. Let fans purchase the tickets which not only will enable them to see the Bears and Lions against the Packers, but also will help fill up the vacant seats for the other games, and the matter of arranging games at the annual league meeting will be infinitely easier. The franchise is not leaving town. Who'd vote it anyway? As Curly Lambeau indicated last night - there'll always be the Packers.
PACKERS HAD 20 IN DRAFT BUT ONLY SEVEN RESPOND
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - It is an old saw in pro football that many are called each season, but few are chosen. Take the Packer draft list of last December, for instance, the list which first set Curly Lambeau off on the high road of such high hopes for 1941. Of the 20 collegians he drafted, only seven have been signed, and even they, with one or two exceptions, have no assurance of sticking when Lambeau finally wields the ax to reach the player limit of 33. Seven have signed - George Paskvan of Wisconsin, Ed Frutig of Michigan, Bill Kuusisto of Minnesota, Tony Canadeo of Gonzaga, Del Lyman of UCLA, Ernie Pannell of Texas Aggies and Herman Rohrig of Nebraska. And the others? Well, some are in or will shortly be in the army, others were passed up and still others passed up pro ball. Consider the list: Bob Paffrath of Minnesota - Passed up for the time being although if Bob Adkins joins the army, he may be signed. Bill Telesmanic of San Francisco - Ready for induction. Mike Byelene of Purdue - Present arms! Paul Hiemanz of Northwestern - Passed up pro ball. Mike Enich of Iowa - Here come the marines. Ed Heffernan of St. Mary's - "I'm in the army now." John Freiburger of Arkansas - Passed up pro ball. Bob Saggau of Notre Dame - Passed up pro ball although in a pinch he may be induced to change his mind. Heike Pukeman of Minnesota - One more year of college eligibility on a technicality. Bob Hayes of Toledo - Hobnailed boots instead of cleats. Jim Strasbaugh of Ohio State - Pro ball is too tough. Joe Bailey of Kentucky - Pass up pro ball. Bruno Malinowski of Holy Cross - Ditto. Seven out of 20. It is about the usual percentage of draftees who catch on. If it is not one thing which makes them hesitate about pro ball or pass it up all together, it is another. The percentage of about 30% is average. Incidentally, considering everything, the turnover of material in pro ball is slow - some think, too slow. It would be better for the boys themselves and even for the league, some argue, if a rule restricting competition in pro football to a fixed number of years. Harry Stuhldreher, who played pro ball himself, once suggested three. Others have suggested five or six. It is almost impossible to fix a hard and fast rule, of course, because individual cases differ, and the league has never officially considered the matter. But some restrictions might not be bad. A few of the pro football bums, if nothing else, would have been saved their rather sad fate, and the pro crowds some declining antics.
PACKERS, GUNNING FOR GIANTS, HAVE ROUGH WORKOUT
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - With their first big competitive test little more than a week in the future, the Green Bay Packers had their first contact work of the season during a double drill yesterday morning and afternoon. As they returned to the field this morning for a lighter workout, nursing a few more sore muscles and ligaments here and there, they were joined by Karl Schuelke, a promising 210-pound University of Wisconsin halfback from Marshfield. Schuelke has come to terms with the Packers, and was expected to sign his contract today. The contract situation remained the same as regarded the rest of the squad. Nothing further was heard from Clarke Hinkle, missing fullback, and Coach Curly Lambeau as yet hasn't been able to talk terms with Smiley Johnson, Ray Riddick, Larry Craig, Arnie Herber and Andy Uram. He doesn't anticipate a lot of trouble in getting them to sign, as all of them are working bout, but with a skull drill yesterday morning and two subsequent outdoor practices, there hasn't been much spare time in which to talk business. Gust Zarnas, former Ohio State guard, who was expected to report Sunday, hasn't shown up yet and Lambeau doesn't know where he is. The
coach received a wire yesterday from Bob Hayes, the
Toledo end, to the effect that he is being inducted into
the United States Army next week and as a result will
not be playing with the Packers this season. Further
praise for the early work of Tony Canadeo, tailback from
Gonzaga, resulted from yesterday's practice session.
Lambeau commented upon Canadeo's work with the
statement that "he looks like he'll do us a lot of good
this season." Canadeo also has played fullback and
may be switched to that position if the boys need him.
The weight appearances of Canadeo and tackle Lee
McLaughlin are extremely deceptive. Canadeo looks 
like a 175-pounder, but his weight chart reveals his
poundage as better than 190. McLaughlin, who is as 
fast on his feet as a halfback, looks like a 200-pounder
but goes 228, and it's solid stuff. McLaughlin is showing
exceptional speed for a lineman, and is very aggressive
as well. Vern Lewellen, new coach of the Long Island
Indians, left for the East today accompanied by Chuck
Sample, former Appleton High and Toledo university
fullback, and Duke Abbruzzi, Rhode Island halfback. Sample and Abbruzzi have been working out here with the Packers and go to Long Island under option. Cecil Isbell, veteran left halfback who has been enjoying the prestige of being a new daddy in Lafayette, Ind., reported yesterday in good condition and dove right into the drills. He showed no ill effects from his recent ordeal. The first contact drill revealed a lot of spirit. Smiley Johnson broke a steel bar on the bucking machine on his first plunge and became the latest candidate for Larry Craig's "Superman" title. With Hinkle apparently out of the picture, the only fullbacks on tap here right now are Eddie Jankowski and Frank Balazs, although George Paskvan will be coming in from the All-Star squad at Chicago. Carl Mulleneaux, right end of recent seasons, is on his way here, but whether he'll be a Packer or a Lion is an open question. Mulleneaux has been mentioned as material in a trade with Detroit, and will perform with one of the two teams in the Western division this fall. He took a plane at Los Angeles yesterday and should be here in time for tomorrow's workout.
MULLENEAUX, SHUELKE SIGNED
AUG 14 (Green Bay) - The 1941 Green Bay Packer squad was virtually complete today as Coach Curly Lambeau announced the signing of Carl Mulleneaux, veteran end, and Karl Schuelke, rookie fullback from the University of Wisconsin. Mulleneaux, who previously had been mentioned in connection with a trade with Detroit and was half-expected to report to the Lions this week instead of here, flew east from Los Angeles, leaving the cost at 7:30 Tuesday evening and arriving in Green Bay at 4:40 Wednesday afternoon. He had a conference with Coach Lambeau the same night, and signed his contract immediately. He worked out with the Packers today. Schuelke has been working out with the squad for the past few days, but didn't sign his contract until Wednesday. A 210-pound specimen hailing from Marshfield, Wis., he will probably be used as a blocking back, Lambeau said...GIANT GAME AUG. 23: With their opening game with the New York Giants only a little more than a week away, the Packers have no time to loaf these days, and Lambeau is seeing to it that they don't. Two workouts, one for the morning and one in the afternoon, were on schedule today, and the first scrimmage will take place Saturday. Coach Lambeau made no comment on other prospective Packers who have not signed as yet. No more was heard from Clarke Hinkle, but Smiley Johnson, Ray Riddick, Larry Craig, Arnie Herber and Andy Uram are working out with the squad regularly and they are expected to sign soon. "To tell the truth, we really haven't time to do much talking over of terms with these men," Lambeau commented. "This is a busy week for us, you know."...CANADEO LOOKS GOOD: Lambeau again voiced his pleasure at the work of Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga tailback, who has been showing up well with his first workouts with the professionals. Tackle Lee McLaughlin, another rookie, is also showing exceptional ability for a first year man. A scramble for the succession to the throne of Clarke Hinkle, who has been playing fullback for the Packers so long now that fans will find it hard to get used to seeing someone else in that position, seems to be in the offing. Eddie Jankowski, one of the hardest plunging fullbacks in the league, whose only fault in the receiving of national recognition was being on the same team as Hinkle, is working out regularly and looks like a good heir-apparent. However, he will have plenty of competition from Frank Balazs and George Paskvan, the latter now practicing with the All-Stars in Chicago.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 14 (Green Bay) - George Strickler, former Chicago newspaperman who now holds the job of publicity relations director in the NFL, hit Northeastern Wisconsin twice this week, for the purpose of checking up on the Packers and also seeing the Philadelphia Eagles in their practice paces at Two Rivers. These two professional football teams engage each other early in the season, for the Packers and Eagles are booked in a non-league engagement at Milwaukee State fair park Sunday, Sept. 7. Philadelphia, a hapless eleven in recent seasons, is struggling away with an almost entirely new squad. The men are light, as professional football players go, but Strickler thinks they'll get by all right in the East despite that handicap. The New York Giants are light but speedy, Brooklyn is not oversized and the Washington Redskins do not place emphasis on weight. "If the Eagles played out here in the West, among the Packers, Bears and Detroit," Strickler said, "they'd have a tough time withstanding the pounding week after week. But they may scare a few of them in the Eastern division."...We were discussing the Packer franchise at last Monday's ticket sales campaign meeting at the courthouse, and Coach Curly Lambeau recalled that the sum of $50 was paid for Green Bay's first franchise in the National league. If the franchise should go on the block today - which it won't, we add hastily to forestall the birth of any rumors - it probably would bring between $150,000 and $200,000.
PACKERS TO HOLD FIRST TEAM SCRIMMAGE TOMORROW MORNING
AUG 15 (Green Bay) - With only a little over a week of practice remaining before the powerhouse New York Giants invade Green Bay Aug. 23, the Packers went through a rough workout today and plan their initial scrimmage tomorrow morning. The team will be divided into two squads tomorrow and will run off plays in true game style. With only a two-week practice period before their first competitive teat - which may easily be their toughest game of the year - the players have had to concentrate unusually hard both in learning plays and getting into physical condition. In regard to the latter, Coach Curly Lambeau yesterday expressed approval over the way the team is shaping up. "All the overweights are getting down to playing condition fast, and looks as if we'll be rough and ready for the Giant game. Incidentally," he added, "the Giants had a two-week start on us in training, and the boys have had to do some hustling to get themselves physically ready to go meet them."...DETROIT TRADE OFF: In regard to unsigned players, Curly announced that "the situation remained unchanged." The trade with Detroit involving Carl Mullneaux, who signed Wednesday evening, which has been rumored has been spiked definitely by Lambeau. "There will be no trade, Mulleneaux is here for the season," he said. Packers who have not signed as yet include Arnie Herber, Smiley Johnson, Larry Craig, Ray Riddick and Andy Uram. No trouble is expected by Lambeau in coming to terms with them, however. They are working out regularly...WORK OUT WITH STARS: The team which is now practicing includes all the players who start the 1941 season except those now working out with the All-Stars in Chicago. The latter includes George Paskvan, Herman Rohrig, Ernie Pannell, who have already signed their Packer contracts, and Ed Frutig, Bob Saggau and Bob Paffrath, who are uncertain about playing with Green Bay. Lambeau described practice as "proceeding normally" and announced that Sunday afternoon the team would don full game uniforms and cavort for press photographers.
YATCHAK, MERLIN SIGN WITH CHIEFS IN 1941
AUG 15 (Milwaukee) - Signing of Vince Yatchak, a back, and Ed Merlin, a guard, today had brought the roster of the Milwaukee Chiefs to 21 men. Both players were with the Chiefs last year. Yatchak is six feet tall and weighs 195 pounds. Merlin weighs 200 pounds and is six feet tall.
GIANTS, PACKERS TO PLAY HERE ONLY ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Exactly one week from tonight, the Green Bay Packers will trot out onto the City stadium turf to tangle with one of the National league's most powerful pennant contenders - Steve Owen's New York Giants. And with that thought in mind Coach Lambeau this morning sent his squad through its first scrimmage and announced that the drills would take an "increased tempo" from now on. Monday morning, the coach said, the team would meet at the Northland hotel to map out the week's work, and from then on there'll be little rest for the players. "This getting ready to meet a team like the Giants in a period of two weeks calls for plenty of work," Lambeau remarked. Describing himself as generally pleased with the team and especially with the way the men are running through the plays, Lambeau picked out fullback Frank Balazs and tackles Lee McLaughlin and Del Lyman as outstanding in this week's drills. "The way Balazs has been going through the plays has been really fine," the coach commented. "He's playing at 15 pounds less than last year, and is showing real speed and power in those line plunges." Both McLaughlin and Lyman are showing up well at the tackle positions, particularly on the offensive. While the team to start Saturday will, of course, not be picked until shortly before the game, if these rookies keep on working as they have the past week they should see plenty of action in both the Giant fracas and in the league wars to comes. Incidentally, reports on George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback who has signed with the Packers but is now working out with the Chicago All-Stars in Evanston, Ill., have been more than pleasing. Several persons coming to Green Bay who have been watching the All-Stars drill have commented highly on him, and reports via the press are hardly less admiring. One observer described the big fullback "as by far the best line plunger they have down there." The Packers have one advantage this year of having fewer rookies to break into the system used than usual. Only eight first-year men are working out with the squad now, with three more scheduled to report after the All-Star game. Several members of the team are still overweight, but Lambeau expects them to be down to playing weight by Saturday. In general, the physical condition of the team is better than in previous years, he said.
REAL BATTLE PROMISED BETWEEN PACKERS, GIANTS IN CLASH HERE
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - It sounds like publicity for the benefit of the box office, but there isn't any doubt that the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants are prepared to give the fans a thrill-packed football game at City stadium here Saturday evening. "We're out for blood!" asserted Coach Curly Lambeau of the Bay squad this morning, and reports from the Superior training camp indicate that the Giants feel the same way. Players on both teams are in excellent physical condition, in addition to being in a fighing mood. The tilt is billed as an exhibition prior to the opening of the NFL
season, but it will be a regulation football game in every
respect. Kickoff time is 8:15. Every game is a challenge,
but there are several angles that make this meeting of
special significance. Both teams are facing stiff league
schedule, and an exhibition battle will provide valuable
experience. For this reason, every type of play and 
strategy will be given the test of fire..HAVE SPECIAL
REASON: The Giants have a special reason for wanting
to trip up the Packers, and the Green Bay coach and
players know this only too well. It was in the last
meeting of the two teams, in the playoff for the National
league championship at Milwaukee in 1939, that the
Packers soundly trounced the Eastern division outfit.
The score was 27 to 0, a humiliating defeat for the New
Yorkers. Tickets are going well, and there is good
indication that there will be a heavy sale for the rest of
the week and at the gates just before game time. A
special reduction has been made on prices with $2.20
for the most expensive seat in the stadium. Season
tickets include the Packer-Giant game. Packer fans
have been doing some complaining because the Giants
haven't come to Green Bay for a number of seasons - 
not since 1935 when the Packers won by 16 to 7. 
Saturday's exhibition is offered as an answer to their
requests...DRILL EXTRA HARD: Handicapped because
the Giants have a start of two weeks on training, the
Packers are being drilled extra hard this week in order
to be in trim for the game. Each day's program calls for
intensive workouts and classroom drill, with plenty of
rest included. Noted particularly in recent workouts was
the amazing performances of Lee McLaughlin, a recruit
from Virginia U. He appeared to be the outstanding man
on the field, and this is not stated to the discredit to the
rest of the squad. McLaughlin is a tackle, exceptionally
fast and a great fighter. In fact, the Packers appear to
be well stocked with good tackles this year. Del Lyman,
U.C.L.A. graduate, is coming along fast and is making
a strong bid for a regular berth. Ernie Pannell, a 
newcomer from Texas A. and M., should be counted
upon later in the season to strengthen left tackle. The
veterans, Baby Ray, Bill Lee, Charles Schultz and 
Champ Seibold, should do well this season..CANADEO
DOING WELL: Tony Canadeo, brother of boxer Savvy
and a graduate of Gonzaga, is rapidly shaping up as a
fine backfield prospect. Also deserving special mention
is Frank Balazs, who appears to be about 60 percent
better than last season in the backfield. He weighs 15
pounds less, and is expected to furnish much of what
was lacking at fullback a year ago. All positions seem 
to promise trouble for the Giants here Saturday. The
ends, including Larry Craig, Don Hutson, Ray Riddick,
Carl Mulleneaux and others on the list, are doing well 
after their early training. A new man, Bill Johnson from
Minnesota, is a rugged player for right end, a spot 
where the Packers were rather weak in 1940. There are 
flaws, it is true, and some won't even be known until 
after the first few games. But if the spirit holds up the
Giants will be reminded forcibly of the formidable squad
the Packers were when they last met in 1939.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - History relates that the Packers
and New York Giants have been battling it out on the 
turf since 1928. Their exhibition clash at City stadium
here Saturday evening may easily be called the renewal
of a traditional feud. Since that first year, when the
Giants won the initial encounter by 6 to 0, and the Bays
took a second game by 7 to 0, there have been 19
games in all. The Packers won 10 times, scoring 226
points while the New Yorkers were tabulating 172. It
must be mentioned that the most decisive score was 
the 27 to 0 shellacking Coach Curly Lambeau's maulers
gave to the Giants in 1939, whereby the Packers won
the National league championship. This game, the 
playoff between the two divisional winners, was held on 
a windy Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee. The New York
series is the third oldest for the Packers. In 1921 Green
Bay began playing the two Chicago teams, the Bears
and the Cardinals. Portsmouth, which moved its team to
Detroit in 1934, appeared on the scene one year later
than the Giants. While the Packers have won five NFL
championships, the Giants carried away three of them. The first time was in 1927, when Green Bay finished in second place. In 1934 the Giants won the divisional playoff from the Bears, 30 to 13, and in 1938 they took the Packers, 23 to 17, in the playoff at New York City. New York won the Eastern division title in 1933, the first year that the teams performed in two sections, but the Chicago Bears gained the league title by taking the playoff, 23 to 21. Again in 1935 the Giants won the Eastern title, but lost the playoff game to the Detroit Lions, 26 to 7. All this helps to show that the Giants and Packers have good reason to respect each other. Lambeau expects to see one of the best games of the year when Saturday evening rolls around, even though it is to be an exhibition game with no bearing on the league standings. The Giants are in early training at Superior, Wis., and the fans there are working up considerable enthusiasm over the game. A special train will carry from 200 to 300 of the northern folks. A 35-piece Sons of the American Legion drum and bugle corps will make the trip from Superior to help make it a real excursion.
PACKERS OWN OWEN'S GIANTS
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Coach Steve Owen's New York Giants, who will clash with the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game on City stadium turf here Saturday evening, are rated as strong title contenders in the NFL this season. Many close followers of the professional gridiron are almost ready to award the Eastern division championship to the Giants. Owen, it may be added, is generous in praise for his squad, and is obviously better satisfied with its prospects than he has been for the past several seasons. The Giants, who have been conducting two-a-day training sessions on the State Teachers' college campus at Superior, Wis., since Aug. 1, are expected to reveal something of their new streamlined offense in the game here. Some observers say there is a good chance that the Packers and Giants will meet twice this season - although they do not appear together on the regular schedule. The Packers are expected to be a great squad this year, too, leading to some predictions that the two teams will be participating in the playoff for the league crown. Fans were urged to note that the starting time of the game will be 8 o'clock, although the time printed on the tickets is 8:30. It will be a regulation game in every respect, except that it is an exhibition having nothing to do with league competition. Accompanied by some 300 highly enthused Superior residents, the Giants will leave the northern city by special train at 9:30 Saturday morning, due to arrive here at 6 o'clock in the evening. The return trip will start at 11:30 p.m., North Western railway officials announced. Repeatedly expressing himself as highly gratified with the results of the Giants' training camp thus far, Coach Owen said today that he plans to use two former Minnesota tackles in the starting lineup. The ex-Gopher linemen are big Ed Widseth, co-captain at Minnesota in 1936, and Win Pederson, Gopher captain in 1939...LEEMANS AT FULLBACK: Tuffy Leemans, native of Superior and former Georgetown All-American candidate of 1935, has been groomed for the Giants' fullback spot, due to his proficiency in handling the duties on spinner plays. He has recovered completely from an injury that set him on the shelf for some of the important games last season. Mel Hein, often called the greatest all-around defensive player in the league, is back in the lineup at center. Hein may be slowing up a little, and he can't play the entire game anymore, but he is a formidable defensive man while he's in. Now in his fourth year with the Giants, Ward Cuff is a standout in the backfield. He starred with Marquette, and since than has become an outstanding wingback of the pro circuit and for the past two years the best field goal kicker. For three seasons he has led the Giants in scoring, getting 39 points last fall for a total of 119 during his career...GOOD LIGHT MAN: One of the lightest men in the NFL is Eddie Miller, a New York back who goes only 164 pounds, solidly distributed over his five-foot, 10-inch frame. Although small, Miller was a sensation last year by his fine kicking, passing and running. He was the most efficient passer the Giants had last fall, his second season with the team. In 1940 the Giant squad went through a reconstruction stage. New, promising ball carriers and kickers, and the further development of several already on the roster, helped Coach Owen to materially alter his system so that the offense was strengthened. Coach Lambeau of the Packers regards the game as seriously as almost any league clash. A victory over the Giants, or even defeat after a great battle, would show conclusively that the team is as good as it appears in practice. Besides, the game offers an opportunity to "shoot the works" against a worthy opponent before the league season begins...PASSING NEEDS DRILL: Lambeau admitted that the passing attack may not be fully up to standard, but the Packers are greatly improved in other respects, particularly ground offense. In other years the aerial work was excellent right from the start, with other departments weak. Generally fine weather since training started has aided the Packer cause a great deal. Wednesday's scrimmage was devoted to polishing up phases of the attack and defense, and more work of that nature is scheduled for the rest of the week.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Hunting new football players is not as uncertain a process as pulling names out of a hat, but a man who is great or who appears to have good prospects in college doesn't necessarily make good in the professional game. Some coaches can pick them better than others, yet they all make several mistakes every season. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau is one of the best pickers in the NFL, as indicated by the five championships that the team has won. Now he has another crop of recruits, and eight of them will go into test action when the Packers meet the New York Giants in that exhibition tussle Saturday night. McLaughlin appears at the moment to be about tops among the new men. Weighing 220 pounds, this giant tackle learned plenty about football at Virginia U., where he was squad captain. Spectators at practice sessions are commenting enthusiastically about his power and skill. From Minnesota's Gophers Lambeau has obtained Bill Johnson, an end, and Bill Kuusisto, guard. Johnson seems to be almost ready to fill the bill, and the Finn is outstanding at the left guard position. New backs are Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga graduate, and Bob Kahler, Nebraska. Canadeo, brother of the well-known Savvy and nicknamed the Grey Ghost because of his mop of hair, is exceptional at punting. Kahler, playing right half, tied a world's low hurdle mark, and this speed and agility is reflected in his football. Some fans smiled and wondered if Lambeau was weakening, when Henry Luebcke first treaded on the field. The Iowa tackle merely weighs some 325 pounds. He's well able to carry that weight around, though, and if he can't scare the opposition he may make up for it in ability. Another new tackle is Del Lyman from U.C.L.A., a 225-pounder. He is working hard to gain a permanent berth, and so is Alex Urban, towering South Carolina left end who rises six feet, four inches and weighs 210. Chances are that none of these newcomers will be in Saturday's game for any great length of time, Lambeau's policy being to start them out slowly. They'll get their chance, however, and the rest is up to them.
STAR FULLBACK SIGNS WITH PACKERS FOR
TENTH SEASON; MEET NEW YORK SATURDAY
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Signing of fullback Clark Hinkle,
possessor of the all-time scoring record of the Green Bay Packers, was announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau as he continued drilling the rapidly-developing squad for the exhibition contest with the New York Giants here Saturday evening. Hinkle, who has thrilled fans for more than a decade of college and professional football, previously indicated that he was about ready to give up the game. Those who have the Packer destinies at heart registered worry, but subsequent conferences with Lambeau caused him to change his mind. Now 31 years old, and starting his tenth season here, Hinkle still rates as one of the greatest fullbacks in the NFL. When he completed his
eight season with the Packers last year, the record
credited him with a total of 334 points to place him on
top of the list. His total is made up of 40 touchdowns,
28 points after and 22 field goals. In 1929, playing with
Bucknell university, he scored 128 points to lead the
nation's college scorers...GOOD LINE PLUNGER: The
Bay veteran is a powerful line plunger, an outstanding
forward passer, a good placekicker, an excellent blocker
and a great defensive back. He stands five feet eleven
inches, and his playing weight is 195 pounds. Hinkle is
married, and for the past two years he had made his 
home in Neenah, where he is employed at a paper mill.
He is a native of Toronto, Ohio. Sunday's workout was 
the first for Hinkle this season. Russ Letlow was a
casualty, but the extent of his injury is not known...
MEET AT NORTHLAND: The squad met at the Hotel
Northland this morning to receive an outline of the 
week's work. Lambeau emphasized that there will be
little rest for the players with the Giants on Sunday.
Although the Green Bay team is whipping into shape
rapidly, the New York eleven has a two weeks' start on
training. 
FIVE VETERANS SIGNED AS PACKERS PREPARE
FOR GIANTS
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau today
concentrated everything on the exhibition clash with the New York Giants here Saturday evening, following his announcement that Packer contracts have been signed by five thoroughly experienced and valuable veterans. Those who have come to terms are halfback Arnold Herber, Regis college; halfback Andy Uram, Minnesota; guard Smiley Johnson, Georgia; end Larry Craig, South Carolina; and end Ray Riddick, Fordham. Except for a few remaining draftees with whom he is dickering, this ends Lambeau's personnel worries for the present. Although the game is scheduled as an exhibition, with no bearing on the NFL race, considerable interest is being worked up throughout the state and Upper Michigan. Superior, where the Giants are training, will send a delegation of 200 to 300 fans. The Giants have a two weeks' start on the Packers in training, and are reported to be in excellent condition for so early in the season. Coach Steve Owen is as anxious to win this game as Lambeau, so fans may well conclude that the punches won't be pulled...BARGAIN RATES OFFERED: Tickets are going rapidly for the battle, it was reported today at the Packer ticket office. Bargain prices will be in effect, with $2.20 being charged for the most expensive seats. Season tickets include the game with the Giants, as well as all league tilts in Green Bay. Lambeau is quite pleased about having booked the Giants before the league season gets underway. An opponent such as Steve Owen's squad will provide an excellent chance to test the Packer machine under fire. The game will be regulation in every respect except that it will not count in the league standings. Tommy Hughitt of Michigan, one of the topnotch NFL officials, has been commissioned to handle the game...TEAM WORKING HARD: The Packers are working intensively this week, with regular field drills and skull sessions. Lambeau stated today that he is well satisfied with the way the squad is developing. "We really seem to have something this year that we lacked last season. The squad has spirit, it works with real enthusiasm. A team isn't great unless it tackles the job with the proper mental attitude." Of the players last to come to terms, Herber's contract is of particular interest. The flashy passer has a tendency to build up his weight during the offseason, and right now he scales at approximately 212 pounds. Under his contract, however, it will prove expensive for him to carry excess poundage during the playing season...WILL FORFEIT $50: Herber will be weighed the Saturday before each game, and should he go over the 200-pound mark he will automatically forfeit $50 of his salary. It was Herber, it must be mentioned, and not Lambeau who proposed this unique incentive to keep in trim. "Despite having been a little overweight the last year or two, I still consider Arnie Herber as the best long-distance passer in America," Lambeau commented. Herber has a host of fans throughout Packer territory. He first attracted attention when he starred for West High here in Green Bay. After a year playing football at Regis college, he signed up with the Packers, and he is now beginning his 11th season with the squad. Uram is one of several Minnesota graduates in the Packer lineup. His playing weight is just under 190 pounds, and he stands five feet, 10 1/2 inches. This will be the fourth season for this halfback, who is noted as a fast, elusive runner and dangerous player generally...TYPICAL BAY GUARD: Smiley Johnson was christened Howard, and comes from Georgia U. During his first season with the Packers last year he demonstrated his worth as a typical Green Bay guard. He is five feet, 10 inches tall, and weighs around 200 pounds. Green Bay's prize rookie of two seasons past was Larry Craig, a product of the University of South Carolina. He is six feet even, and weighs 195 pounds during the season. Ray Riddick, a rookie last year, is a former teammate of Harry Jacunski at Fordham. He is more than six fee tall, weighs 225 pounds, and did promising work in his first season here.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - If Coach Lambeau hadn't been
17 minutes faster than John Simms (Shipwreck) Kelly,
the famous Herber to Hutson passing combination 
might never have happened. Lambeau and Don Hutson
collaborated in telling the tale in the Beaumont hotel 
attic Monday noon as the Lions club held a luncheon
meeting. Hutson is a member of the club, and the 
Packer coach was the guest speaker. It was the year
before the draft rule went into effect in the NFL, and all
players were free agents. The manager who was first in
getting a contract to the president's office, Lambeau
pointed out, had full rights on the player involved. Well,
Hutson signed two contacts that year, Green Bay
winning out by a scant 17 minutes. Shipwreck Kelly,
coach of the Brooklyn eleven, cornered Hutson as he 
was drilling for the Rose Bowl game. "How are you fixed
for spending money?" he questioned the future Packer
flash. "I can always use a little," Hutson admitted to
Shipwreck. "So he gave me $50, and I had to sign a 
paper saying I wouldn't go to another club unless
Brooklyn failed to meet the salary terms." Hutson went
on to California, spent the $50, and still didn't have a 
contract, although Lambeau had looked him over and
he had several offers. Shipwreck Kelly came through
with another $50 as Lambeau grew more anxious, and
encouraged Don to sit tight. The offers kept coming,
but still no agreement. "One day I was catching a nap
in the gym after a workout when the janitor woke me up
and said Green Bay was on the phone," Hutson
continued. "It was Lambeau with an offer that sounded
pretty good to me. I wired Shipwreck in New York, but
they said he was in Miami. I wired him collect in Miami
every day for a week, but he didn't answer. Lambeau got
me on the phone again, and I finally agreed to sign that
contract. I figured I'd given Shipwreck every chance and
fulfilled my agreement with him." Hutson hardly had the
contract in the mail when in walked Shipwreck Kelly?
Kelly hadn't bothered to answer Hutson's telegrams. He
just hopped into his private plane and flew out to
California for a face to face conference. "I explained
everything to him," said Hutson, "and he had me hurry
up and signed another contract. But he was too late;
Lambeau beat him to it by seventeen minutes." Hutson 
intimated that he didn't feel too sorry for Shipwreck
Kelly and the Brooklyn team. "Here we are winning
championships, and Brooklyn hardly ever gets anywhere," the great pass snatching ace declared.
SUPERIOR FANS WILL SEE TILT
AUG 19 (Superior) - With Coach Steve Owen proclaiming his big squad of 50-odd gridders in excellent condition, the New York Giants prepared today to start their final work of training before moving down to Green Bay the coming weekend, for an exhibition grid tussle with the Packers, renowned pro football rivals of the Gothamites. The exhibition grid meeting between the Giants and Packers, perennial contenders for the National football championship this Saturday will be the only meeting of the season between these team as they do not clash in the regular schedule of the league. The game has developed a strong lure for football fans of the Twin Ports and environs as reflected by reliable reports that between 200 and 300 fans of this section will take a special train from the Head of the Lakes to Green Bay for the tussle. The trip is proving especially attractive because of the flat rate of $8 for the round trip, the price also including admission into the game...OWEN WELL PLEASED: Coach Owen was highly enthused over the prospects of his Giants displaying midseason form against the Packers as a result of the showing of the Gothamites today in a strenuous intersquad scrimmage game. Coach Owen split his squad with All-American center Mel Hein leading one half of the squad and Tuffy Leemans, another Giant All-American, leading the other gridders. The result was a tossup as the 60-minute fracas ended in a 14-all tie. After the game Coach Owen commented: "I'm highly pleased with the condition of all the boys on the squad and today's workout, in which the gang all were hitting hard as though they were nearly in mid-season form."...TEAM LOOKS GOOD: "I know that the team is being well conditioned here, for excepting an injury to Joe DeFillippo in the first workout of the season two weeks ago, we haven't had a serious injury. Of course we've run into a few bruises, charley horses and so forth, but on the whole, the squad is in exceptionally good condition." Among the transformation in a new streamlined offense being developed by Coach Owen is the shift of Leemans from his former left halfback post to that fullback. Owen has made this change on the assumption that Leemans' adeptness in ball handling and spinner players will make him more valuable than ever this season. Coach Owen also considers that his tackle strength, another highly important factor in his newly developing offense, will be the best of several seasons.
PACKERS IN LAST-MINUTE DRILLS FOR NEW YORK GIANTS
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Morning and night drills Thursday were followed by another intensive schedule today as the Green Bay Packers, working against time, rushed preparations for their exhibition encounter with Steve Owen's New York Giants at City stadium here Saturday evening. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau ran through his entire drill program in the night workout under City stadium lights. The players, catching the enthusiasm of battle, responded with mid-season snap. Today's work was largely concerned with polishing up plays and defense strategy. Flaws noted Thursday and previously in the training sessions were given thorough attention. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, stated that persons who have reserved season tickets will have until 9 o'clock this evening to claim them at the office in the Legion building, the time having been extended for their convenience. Season tickets cover admission to the New York game, he wished to remind them. The ticket office will remain open until 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon to sell pasteboards for the game, and until 5 o'clock for season tickets. After 2 o'clock game tickets may be purchased at the stadium, but season tickets will not be available there. All prices for the game have been reduced, with $2.20 being the limit. Game time is 8 o'clock, although the time printed on the tickets is 8:30. A full staff of stadium workers will be in charge to assist the fans in parking cars, finding seats and meeting other needs. Up in Superior, where the Giants are doing their early training, so much interest has been worked up over the game that about 300 fans will ride a special train to Green Bay. The train is scheduled to arrive at the North Western station at 6 o'clock in the evening, and will leave for Superior at 11:30...AN IMPORTANT GAME: Coach Lambeau regards the contest an important one, and so does Coach Owen, even though it does not affect the NFL race. Preseason exhibition games usually are with weak teams, but this time the squads will meet a real test. The Giants are strong this year, stronger than for several seasons. A victory or even a good showing by the Packers would indicate that they are ready to enter the tough league grind. Both coaches will have a good opportunity to study their squads in action, and to follow this up with adjustments before the schedule opens. It is well known that the Giants are particularly anxious to trim the Packers, if for no reason other than to salve their ego. The Packers trimmed them in Milwaukee in 1939 for the National league championship, trimmed them so badly that the Giants were hardly in the game...ALL GET CHANCE: Lambeau has not yet announced his starting lineup, but he said that every man ready to play will be given at least some action. The Packer coach is especially anxious to see his new men against a strong team. Lee McLaughlin, a Virginia U. tackle, is among those who has been a standout in practice. Other newcomers, all showing promise of varying degrees, include Bill Johnson, end, and Bill Kuusisto, guard, from Minnesota; Tony Canadeo, back, Gonzaga; Bill Kahler, back, Nebraska; Henry Luebcke, tackle, Iowa giant of 325 pounds; Del Lyman, tackle, U.C.L.A; Alex Urban, end, South Carolina. The Herber to Hutson and Isbell to Hutson passing combination have been given extra drill the last few days, and improvement has been noted. Thursday Lambeau stressed defense against Giant plays, and further work along that line was scheduled for today.
OWEN EXPLOITS MODERN DESIGN
AUG 22 (Superior) - Modern design, something which, according to every crystal set and superheterodyne, makes the big difference on land, on sea and in the air, will make a difference in the New York football Giants this fall. A disappointing third in the Eastern division of the NFL last year, the Giants are undergoing a thorough streamlining along the shores of Lake Superior up here in the big muskie country, where Coach Steve Owen and his assistants, Mike Palm and Bill Owen, are laying the ground work for a resumption of Giant supremacy. The first step in the streamlining was the hiring of Palm, the former Penn State All-American, as backfield coach, the first the Giants have had. Palm, the man who never wants to be a head coach, is schooling Giant backs, new and old, in the finesse and fundamentals of intricate ball handling...ROOKIES ARE SPEEDY: From there the Giants will go to the spectacular with wide runs and emphasis on passes from complicated formations. A wealth of excellent rookies, who give the Giants more speed than any New York representative of the past, make it possible for Owen to adopt new offensive strategies. But the modern design is not limited to the attack. Owen also has some new ideas on defense, one of which is so good he already has warned Coach George Halas that as far as the Giants are concerned, the Bears' famous T formation is a dead issue, passe, outmoded - as worthless as a soleless show...NO LEAGUE BATTLE: Unfortunately the Bears are not callers on the Giants' regular schedule this year and Owen's stratagem must be wasted on an exhibition game in Chicago Sept. 7. The streamlining is apt to cause some changes in the veteran personnel. Tuffy Leemans, one of the league's most elusive ball carriers, is being tried at fullback, where his ball handling and ability to spin can be utilized best in the new order of things. Leemans, one a will-o'-the-wisp back of 178 pounds, has expanded to 200 and takes kindly to the suggestion that he devote more time to power stuff. Ed Danowski, for years one of the leading passers in the game, returned to the squad this fall after a season of virtual retirement and has been so impressive that Owen will attempt to persuade him to remain with the club after the New York All-Star game on Sept. 3. Danowski originally intended to help out only against the collegians. Most of the new strength is found in the backfield, where George Franck of Minnesota, Marion Pugh of Texas A. and M., and Andy Marefos of St. Mary's (Calif.) compose the finest trio of rookie backs ever taken to camp by the Giants. "Pugh is the most finished back to come out of college in 10 years," says Owen. Marefos, a Greek lad whose squat-build belies his 225 pounds and superb all-around ability, is slated to be the regular fullback. He throws the most accurate long pass on the squad and holds his own with other backs on short tosses. He kicks well, also, but his chief asset in the Giant scheme of things is his amazing speed, power and durability. Franck figures to be the darling of Broadway before the Giants get far into their season. One of the nation's leading sprinters, the former Gopher ace is rated by college coaches as one of the toughest
backs in the game.
MILWAUKEE CHIEFS IN OPENING GRID WORKOUT
AUG 23 (West Bend) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, members of the American Football league, opened training sessions here today at the high school field. An intra-squad game will be played Wednesday night.
PACKERS, GIANTS BEGIN GRID SEASON HERE TONIGHT
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Football arrives in this city tonight with a roar and a rush that won't even begin to die down until long after the last ball is snapped in a vicious, bloody preseason battle at City stadium between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. Both coaches are openly anxious to win this game, even through it is an exhibition contest, and their hopes are rabidly seconded by their squad members. No punches will be pulled - and the fans can be sure of that. This statement came from Coach Steve Owen at the Superior, Wis., training camp of the Giants this week: "We've been actually pointing for this game," said Stout Steve, "and I know Curly Lambeau is doing the same with the Packers. We want to win the game, just as much as though it was on the regular schedule, and the way my boys have rounded into top condition, I believe we will." The game starts at 8 o'clock, but the gates will open by 6:15. Tickets will be available at the stadium for those who have not purchased them in advance. Season tickets cover admission to tonight's game. Coach Lambeau did some final polishing today. He admitted some weakness in defense, largely because the Giants have undergone a thorough overhauling that came close to reorganization. Packer offense has been stressed during the past week's drill. Handicapped because the Giants had nearly two weeks' start on them in training, the Packers have been worked hard every day since practice opened. Fortunately, most of the men reported in good physical condition and did not need too much limbering-up...WILL SEE ACTION: Fans can look for considerable action from the new men on the squad, Lambeau announced. "However," he added, "we are going to use everything we have to win the game, and no chances will be taken that can be helped." Although the starting lineup is tentative, Lambeau indicated that the backfield may include Larry Buhler at blocking back, Eddie Jankowski at fullback, Tony Canadeo and Joe Laws. Canadeo is a first-year man, coming from Gonzaga. Probable starters at ends are Alex Urban and Bill Johnson. Both are newcomers to the Packer squad, Urban being from South Carolina and Johnson from Minnesota. Listed tentatively at the tackle positions are Champ Seibold and Charles Schultz, while the starting guards may be Lou Midler and Buckets Goldenberg. George Svendsen is likely to start the center post...41 MEN TRAINING: Coach Owen has 41 men in training at the Giants' camp in Superios. He continues to be highly pleased with the excellent condition of his grid proteges, according to reports, and grows eloquent whenever he considers the fine training weather and general conditions which have surrounded the workouts. The Giants have not forgotten that the Packers defeated them in Milwaukee for the 1939 NFL championship. Last year the Giants were not much of a threat, but this year they are considered contenders in the Eastern division of the circuit, which means trouble brewing for the Packers this evening. The Giants are scheduled to arrive in the city at 6 o'clock this evening, accompanied by some 300 Superior fans in a special North Western train. Return is scheduled for 11:30.
LIKE MANY ANOTHER, OWEN HAS MUCH RESPECT FOR GREEN BAY
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Around the places where football followers gather in some of the largest cities, talk invariably swings around to the Green Bay Packers. With the mention of the little town with the big team comes to the inevitable question: "How do they do it?"
Answers center around the great spirit that abounds in
the city, its intense love of all competitive sports and
football in particular, the genius of Coach E.L. Lambeau
in selecting and directing players. Whatever the correct
answer, Stout Steve Owen, coach of the New York
Giants, is well acquainted with the fact that out of Green
Bay have come some of the nation's greatest football
machines. Steve would like very much to defeat the
Packers in the exhibition game at City stadium tonight.
Because of the Giants' reluctance to travel, Owen hasn't
been in Green Bay since 1935, but before that he made
trip after trip into this city. Only once did he leave with a
winning club. That was in 1928. He was with the Giants
as they turned back the Packers 6 to 0...HE'S AFTER
JINX: Steve has been on the long end of the score in
Packer tilts away from Green Bay. In most cases he 
has given the boys quite a tussle. But City stadium - 
and Bellevue park before that - has the Indian sign on 
him. So exhibition game or not, Stout Steve will be out 
to break that jinx tonight, and some first class football
entertainment is promised as he tried to do it. Many of
the present crop of fans may not remember the Kansas
City Cowboys. Curly Lambeau does, very well, and so
do others who were associated with the Packers almost
two decades ago. Owen made his first appearance in
Green Bay with the Cowboys in 1924. The Packers won
16 to 0. He transferred allegiance to the old Cleveland
club and showed up here in its lineup in 1927. The
Packers won, 12 to 7. There were other games along the way and the result was always the same. Then in 1928 Steve turned up in the uniform of the Giants. The change must have agreed with him, for that occasion marked his solitary time as a winner when playing against the Packers in Green Bay...ALLERGIC TO TRAVEL: In 1930 the Giants lost here by 14 to 7. In 1931 the count was 27 to 7. The Packers won by 20 to 6 in 1934, and by 16 to 7 in 1935. About this time the Giants management became allergic to western trips in general and Green Bay in particular. And it didn't help things any when the Packers whipped the New Yorkers, 27 to 0, in Milwaukee to win the 1939 National league championship. Possibly recent years' training in Superior, Wis., has softened the easterners' hearts. Association may have engendered some actual affection for the Badger state. It is doubtful, however, that whatever feeling he may have for good old Wisconsin will temper Owens' appetite for victory tonight. Aside from the little matter of evening old scores, there is the item of prestige. A win over Green Bay wouldn't do subsequent Giant gates any harm at all. And the National league is not noted for altruism...MOLENDA IS MISSING: Missing from the New York roster is Bo Molenda, who helped fullback Green Bay to its first championship after coming here from the University of Michigan. Bo joined the New York outfit after leaving Green Bay almost 10 years ago. For four years he continued as a player. Since 1937 he served Owen as assistant coach, and was in complete charge when the Giants lost to Green Bay in the 1939 playoff. Owen was called away by the death of his mother. Molenda is an umpire in the International Baseball league, and this activity prompted his recent resignation from the Giants. His successor is Mike Palm, star quarterback of the first New York Giants football team in 1925, and a former coaching associate of Lou Little and Dick Harlow. He specializes in backfield work, and instrumental in effecting the new streamline offensive Owen will unveil here tonight. Palm made a notable record as player and coach. He was All-America quarterback at Penn State and gained laurels for baseball and hammer throwing. After graduating in 1924 Mike became Little's assistant at Georgetown, and the following season he joined the Giants...LIKE RED SMITH: After launching professional football in Patterson, N.J., where it has thrived ever since, he was called to pilot Cincinnati when that city had a National league team. West Virginia was next to enlist his services, and his success there attracted the attention of Dick Harlow who lured him to Harvard. Like Richard (Red) Smith of the Packers, Palm seems to like the postgraduate game better than the collegiate variety, and associates were not surprised when he signed his contract with Giant President John V. Mara. As a player, Palm was considered unusually crafty and resourceful. Teams he coaches were featured by their attacking power. This added to the long experience and guile of Owen may bring the league pennant back to the Polo Grounds. Much will be told in tonight's results. That goes for the Packers as well as the Giants. 
BEARS MAY GET MICHIGAN STAR
AUG 23 (Chicago) - George Halas, owner and coach of the champion Chicago Bears, who staggered the NFL last season with the "T" formation, is brewing another kettle of trouble for his rivals. Tom Harmon, Michigan's great halfback who set a new all-time scoring record in his three years in the Big Ten, revealed yesterday he had an appointment to talk contract with Halas. Heretofore, Harmon has shied from the pro game. Harmon is training with the College All-Stars who will meet the Bears in Soldier field Thursday. Halas is busy at Delafield, Wis., tutoring his Bears on how to stop Harmon and his collegiate cohorts. With the true pessimism of a coach, Halas expressed doubt about being able to sign Harmon and said he wasn't going to talk about his place in the Bear lineup until he had a contract tucked away in the safe. Harmon has signed a contract with a Detroit radio station to broadcast Michigan games this fall but he said this would not interfere with professional football. Halas picked up first rights to negotiate with Harmon at the pro football draft last winter.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - In keeping with the policy to make the home games of the Packers more colorful, the management has arranged for visiting entertainers at tonight's exhibition clash with the New York Giants. A 35-piece drum and bugle corps from Superior, where the Giants are doing their early training, will perform between halves of the game. Wilner Burke, director of the Green Bay Packers Lumberjack band, states that the Superior musical unit will provide an interesting and novel interlude. The organization is known as the Sons of the Veterans of Foreign Wars drum and bugle corps, ans had made quite a name for itself at Superior. Burke said that the Lumberjacks, as usual, will be providing music at the game, before the kickoffs and during every timeout. The Lumberjacks found an immediate response when they first appeared several seasons ago, and have become a Packer institution. Prior to tonight's game, the Lumberjacks will stage a parade on the downtown streets, beginning at 7 o'clock. The route will carry them from Joannes Brothers on S. Washington street down to the Beaumont hotel, then over to Adams street and on to the Federal building. Don Marcoullier, who learned his music at De Pere High school, is the new drum major of the Lumberjack band. Another addition is a huge bus which will carry the Jacks to out-of-town games. Returning from the game in Milwaukee Sept. 7, the bus will stop at Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Neenah, according to tentative arrangements, to make brief appearances and thus boost Packer stock. Among those at tonight's game will be Milt Gantenbein, who was a great end for 10 years on the Packer team. Tonight he will appear as a spectator, and Monday he will leave for New York City, ready to take up his duties as end and tackle coach at Manhattan college. As usual, an autographed football will be given away tonight in connection with the sale of programs.